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Art An Effective Selling Force
of the
VOL. 14   No. 106
Kovno Forts Are Reported
to Have.Fallen
Petrograd Announces Railways Have Been Held
Long Enough
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.—Thc Russians*
retreat from Poland continues and it is
believed probable they will have to
fall back further than thc Brent-
Lltovsk line, Berlin reports today are
that Gen. Llt/.mann has stormed and
taken the forts on the southwest front
of Kovno, capturing' 4,500 prisoners
and 240 eunnon. This probably means
lho curly fall of the fortress itself, between which aro tbe capture of the
Vilna - Warsaw - Petrograd railway
there cannot be much delay. On the
other end of the new front tbe town
of Dobrynska, 13 miles southwest of
Brest-Litovsk, has been occupied by
AuHtro-Hungarlau troops, according to
£3 Vienna statement;
This places the Teutons within artillery range of Brcst-Lito.vsk itself.
Thus the Austro-Germans are barras-
aing both ends of tbe retiring Russians
aud they also aro hammering at the
centre and at other points. Another
fort on the northeast front of Novo
Oeorgiewsk also has fallen and tbe
cordon is being closed around the
Nicholas' Retreat Safeguarded
PETROGRAD, Aug. 17.~~Grand Dukn
Nicholas has accomplished his aim of
holding the railways leading into lhe
interior necessary for the retirement
of his troops before the advancing
As tbo Russians retire they destroy
the lines and wreck the roadbeds.
Government railway officials estimated today that more than 5,000 miles
of the lines built In Poland at enormous cost had been wrecked. As the
railway lines constitute the only route
of advance in many parts of Poland,
the Germans will be materially delayed if they have taken the second
line of Russian defenses. With the
cities practically denuded of the civil
inhabitants, who were instructed to
leave before the German onrush became a. menace lo the Russian positions in Poland, and tbe factories removed to the Interior, the kaiser's
troops will be disappointed in their
hope of taking property of great value.
It was announced today that the
evacuation of Bielstock was progressing satisfactorily. Tho banks and
othor Important Institutions have hecn
taken into the interior. The evacuation of Riga continues. The famous
church bells of that city have heen
taken to Moscow.
Reach Bre&t-Litovsk
BERLIN, Aug. 17.—Despatches from
thc eastern front report unofficially
that the foremost of the group of tho
Austru-German forces under Field
Marshal von Mackenzen has- approached within artillery range of the outer
furls of Brcst-LItovsK.
Throe armies are converging upon
tne Russian forces at Brcst-Lltovsk.
Troops of the command of Gen. von i
Callwilz, which forced a passage of-|
tho Nururoiio river, between the Bug
and the Nurew, pressed forward beyond the hills of Briansk, which are
00 miles northwest of Urest-LItovsk.
Claim Russ Centre Menaced
Prince   Leopold's   Bavarian   troops
are now east of Losice and Miedzyzec,
driving   tbe   Russians   before   them.
Losice is 40 miles east of Brcst-Lit-
^(Contlnued on Pago Two.)
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British   Cabinet   Expected   to   Reach
Final Decision Today—All of
Allies Agreed.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.—It is bolievcd In
official circles that the cabinet at its
meeting tomorrow will make a final decision declaring cotton contraband. It
is no longer denied that the government has Intended to take tbis step
and the delay is attributed to its desire to obtain, the formal consent of
Great Britain's allies, as this nation intends that the full burden of the responsibility for making the declaration
shall not fall on the shoulders of England, which it is felt here has been
compelled to take more than its share
of the blame for interfering with neutral shipping.
It is known that the Informal consent of the European powers, allied
with England has been secured to the
proposal to declare cotton contraband
and formal announcement of such action is expected soon.
Another significant Indication that
the declaration is forthcoming was the
postponement of a mass meeting so'
fur today calling upon the government
to make cotton contraband.
Big  Slide  on  Canadian   Pacific  Main
Line Is Cause of Accident Near
(By Dally News Leased Wire,)
CALGARY, Alia., Aug. 18.—Canadian Pacific railway passenger train
No. 3, Toronto to Vancouver, was
wrecked one-half mile cast of Golden
at 11:35_ o'clock last night by running
Into a roclislide. Tho engine turned
over on its side, killing Fireman McLennan.
Tho slide, which is 100 feet long
and 10 feet deep, tore down ail telegraph wires and up to a late hour this
morning communication has not been
restored. Beyond the fact that nu passengers were seriously Injured no
other news is obtainable at present.
Wrecking trains are being rushed
to the scene from both Field and Revelstoke and It is said that traffic will
he resumed sometime today.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
, WASHINGTON, Aug .17.-Gcn. Carranza within a few days will reply to
tbe Pan-American appeal to Mexico, it
was learned hero tonight. He will reject the peace conference proposal
urged by Secretary Lansing and Latin -
Aincrlcan diplomats, and it Is reported
will suggest that Ibe confreres use
their influence to oblain recognition
for his government from their respective republics.
No formal replies to the peace appeal have reached the state department from Mexican leaders but reports have come that tbe communication has been delivered virtually
throughout Mexico.
(By Dallj .Sew* kcauea Wiro.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.- Sir Georgo
l'uisli, odlto; o£ tSo S1m"c:, eaVo to lho
Associated Press today a, stalcmont
oonoerlng tho present abnormal rate ot
exchange and the propgpii-ls of rectifying thr situatijn by establishing a
large credit in the United States. Sir
Ooorgi is a recognizcj authority on International credit operations and was
bom by tho British government to tho
United Stiitoa lr.rt fall to adjust tho
disturbed credit conditions then exist-
I' T. Couuernln*: tho present situation
J Bald;
. Tho fall Ir American exchungo on
iLoi.'Oh to discount of about 4 por
cent is dut simply to the great purchases of American products 'by the
peoplo of Europe. Iu normal years Europo pays tlio United States for goods
purchased largely by moans of money
spent in Europe by American tourists.
This your thore havo been, naturally,
few tourists visaing Europo from tho
United States and Europe's means of
paying for a normal amount of 'goods
bought from tho United States havo
therefore .neon greatly reduced.
"However, Europe this yoar is buying from Uio United Stales much greater quantities of goods than normally,
American exports to all tho world in
lJ.une Saving Ijeeu B0 iqss t&fin 7$ per
MM greater than normally, whilo Its
Imports from tho rest of the world was
smaller than usual.
^Thus tho trade balance in favor of
tho United States is qullo exceptional,
in consequence of reduced imports, increased exports and practically no
American tourist expenditures abroad.
Big Favorable Balance.
"For the six months ended Juno 30
America's imports were reduced somo
*115,000,000. Its 'exports expanded
$054,000,000. Its tourist expenditures,
which normally at least aro $20,000,000
a year, were practically nothing. Thus
America lias a balance in Its favor
amounting to in the noighborhood of
$900,000,000 mora than in tho first six
months of 1014.
"Ijast year, however, It was borrowing money from Britain and elsewhere,
while tills year It has ibeen buying securities back from Europe. After allowing for all outgoings the trade balance in favor of the American people
In the first half of 1915 was nearly
$700,000,000 and thoy took paymortt of
thia sum ln about $120,000,00j in gold
and tho balance In securities and
"But in the first half of tho yoar
America's oxports wore much smaller
(SenttRHea SANSS' £K°Ji..
Repulse Desperate Assault
by Germans
S> (By Dally News Leased Wire.)
i ATHENS,    Aug.    17.—Severe
'.•• righting    continues,    both    at
♦ Krithia and on the western
<•> side of the Gallipoll peninsula
<8> near Claba Tepe. Mltyleuo des-
4> patches   tdtluy   said (that   the
♦ British have captured a row of
<i> trenches of strategical lmpor-
<t* tanco near Krithia.
French Troops Win Foothold on Ridge in Vosges
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
FUltNEH, Belgium, Auk 17.—The famous -bridgehead at Dlxmude, thrice
lost and thrice reiak.cn hy the Belgians,
remained in their hands this morning
after a desperate assault by tbo Germans, who had been repulsed. The
bridgehead is a fragment of the right
bank of the Yser beyond the Dixmudo
The Germans hold all the adjoining
ground, but the Belgians have clung
to the position approached by tho
bridge since October, warding off incessant German attacks and enduring a daily shelling.
Tbe Germans, attracted by the exposed Belgian position, frequently have
attacked in mass formation and It is
estimated they lost 3,000 men there
from October to August. After threo
attempts the Germans had abandoned
direct efforts to occupy the 'bridge-
bead, bombardment being continued
from three sides.
Germans Mowed Down.
Every evening at the hour of relief
German field and machine guns played
on the positions and tbe trenches, every
evening a few Belgians fell, and remained on thc ground till a chance
came to remove them. The position
was useless in the absence of a general attack, but it had cost so much
that the Belgians held on. Machine
guns were posted on the left bank
with several 'batteries of 3-inch guns
behind them.
At the hour of relief last evening no
relief was sent, but the occupying detachment evacuated the trenches under the protection of artillery and machine guns. Then the gunners waited
for the attack, which came early in
the morning. The Germans were permitted to advance until within range of
the machine guns, which then opened
fire, supported by throe 3-inch guns.
Most of the attacking party fell before
they reached the trench of the "bridgehead, and the Belgian guns had thc
range so well that not one who got into
the trenches was able to stay thore.
French Win Footing.
PARIS, Aug. 11.—The following official communication was issued tonight:
"Artillery fighting. In which thero
was no notable incident, has occurred
on the larger part of the front. In
the Vosges we violently shelled the
German positions In the region from
Linge to Reich Ackerkopf and on the
ridge between Gondernach and Lap,:
"On tbe latter point our infantry
made an attack and secured a footing
on the edge, where they entrenched
themselves. A German counter-attack
Fears     Entertained     That     Manitoba
Medical Corps Members Were on
(By Daily News Leased Wire,)
WINNIPEG, Aug. 17.—A letter has
been received by D, E. "Williams of
East Kildonan from his son, Dr. D.
R. Williams, stating that the medical
corps to which he was attached and
which was stationed at Eastibourne,
England, was expecting to he sent to
the Dardanelles.
Transportation arrangements had
not been completed, however, at the
time of writing, less than three weeks
ago, and whether it was the Royal Edward or some other transport on which
tho corps was to sail was not stated.
Other Winnipeg doctors at Eastbourne thought to -be under orders,
like Dr. Williams, for service at tho
Dardanelles, wore Dr.. Adamson, Dr.
Gordon Bell, Dr. Menzie nnd Dr. C. J.
There Is a possibility that members
of No. 3 stationary hospital and No.
3 clearing station may have been on
board flie Royal Edward. Miss Law
of this city has just received a letter
from her 'brother, Sergt. A. G. Law,
written at Shorncliffe, July 30, in
which he states that the two sections
referred to above wero leaving for tho
Dardanelles. They were having a farewell supper that night, he said, to bid
him good-bye. There were many Winnipeg boys in both corps. Sergt Law
is from Toronto.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
WINNIPEG,   Aug.   17.—Una.   Valentine  Walker,   minister  OC  a«rtculuuc,
states that wheat cutting Im now gen-
icral thrpughoy-t southern MftnttPfea,
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If   Germans   Win   They   Can   Menace
Russian   Flank—Petrograd   Now
Believed to Be Aim.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Aug. 18.—The situation at
Kovno, where the Germans claim U
havo gained a considerable success, li
cruicial, the Times declares in a re
view of the Russian situation.
"If  the  enemy  succeeded  in  reduc
ing Kovno,"   tlie   paper says,  "and  is
thereby able to cross the Niemen,  It
will be in the rear of the Russian line
north of the Sveata and with the June
tlon of the two wings of Field Marshal
von Hindenhurg's army the position of
the Russian right flank will be diffi
A prediction that tlie climax of tbe
German offensive is about to begin is
contained in a despatch to the Post
from Petrograd filed Monday.
"The comparative lull of the past
few days," it says, "Is sure to presage a terrible storm and a desperate
effort to break through the Russian
defense is hourly expected. The general belief in tbe Russian capital is
that Petrograd is now tin* German objective.
"In the opinion of Russia a critics
nothing better could happen for the
common interests of 1 he allied na'
tions, for the military authorities, est!
mate that with the best possible luck
the Germans could take not less than
a year to reach Petrograd. This would
give the allies time to prepare and execute the necessary counter strokes."
Bankers   With   International   Connec
tions Consider Formation of Syndicate  to  Take   Up  Issues
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Aug. 17,—Out of the
disorder of the foreign exchange mar
Uets today plans begun to assume form
for floating a huge Lirilish loan in
New York to cheek the downward
trend of rates and protect the money
of Great Britain and its allies against
further depreciation.
A group of Wall -street bankers with
international connections discussed the
matter late today. Toward tbe end of
the business day it was reported that a.
syndicate of bankers might be formed
to finance the loan and that the issue
might consist of one, five and ten-year
This report, widely circulated in
Wall street, furnished tbe only indie
tion as to bow far negotiations had
progressed. Until negotiations to set
right the foreign exchange situation
are concluded there will be no official
•announcement concerning them, it is
Anglo-French   Forces   Took   Over   300
Soldiers and Field and Machine
Guns at Garua,
(By Daily News Leased Wlr*.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.—Thirty-seven
Germans, mostly officers, and 21ft native soldiers were captured by the
forces of thc Anglo-French allies,
when Garua, in Cameroon wag occupied, according to a statement issued
by tho government press bureau lu
Garua Is a German city In equatorial
Africa. Several field guns, 10 maxims,
and hundreds of rifles were captured
by tho allies. The German forces fled,
pursued by  French cavalary.
(By Pally Newa Leased Wire,)
GENEVA,    Auk.     17.—The    corres
pondent of the Journal of Geneva at
the rruill in  the Vosges states that in
an army order recently  issued by  thc
German   crown   prince   and  found   on
prisoners taken by the French, occurs
the following phnise:   "We shall tain
musl take Verdun.   Then the war will
be finished by December at the lat
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Veniaelos Asks for Time to
Form Cabinet
No    Indication   Given   if
Allies Have Succeeded
in Re-forming League
(B.v Daily News Leared Wire.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.-—Telegrams from
Athens slate that ex-Premier Venizelos ,who resigned when his belligerent
policy was frowned upon by the Greek
king, has been asked by the king lo
form a new government tu succeed
that uf M. Gounaris, who resigned on
the opening of the Greek parliament
yesterday. M, Venizelos has asked for
four days to consider the situation.
There has been continued activity
among the diplomats in tlie Balkan
capitals aud among tiie Balkan repre
sentatlves in other capitals. The Ser
vian minister, who has been a frequent visitor at the foreign office, saw
Sir Edward Grey again today, while
another caller was the Rumanian minister. There have been no developments to indicate whether or not the
entente allies will be successful in
their efforts to reorganize tbe Balkan
league against Germany, Austria and
Understanding Reached
LONDON, Aug. 18.—After a conference with King Constant!ne, Former
Premier Venizelos asked for four days
in which to study tlie situation before
replying definitely to the request that
he form a new cabinet, says a Renter
despatch from Athens. There is said
to have been no restraint during the
Interview today, such as lias been reported at previous audiences, it is
believed in Athens that the two have
arrived at an understanding which is
Dramatic Political Story
M, Venizelos voluntarily retired from
public life in Greece following a dis
agreement with King Constantino. His
brief self-imposed exile and th sweep
ing victory of his followers in the elections of .Tune, followed by bis resumption of tbe Liberal leadership, eonsti
tute one of the dramatic political
stories of the war.
His resignation as premier in March
of this year because tlie king did not
approve his foreign policy, which
would have enlisted Greece in thc war
on the side of tbe allies, caused a sen
sation throughout Europe, lie had insisted from tbe beginning of hostilities that they afforded Greece an op
portunity such as might never come
again for realizing its territorial aspirations. Wlien it became known
that the king would insist upon tbe
maintenance of neutrality A'enlzelos
insisted that he would resign if over
rulod by the crown and made good his
Exiled, Then Won Victory
For more thn a a month following
his retirement, M. Venizelos conducted
(Continued on  Page Two.)
Galveston and  Other Southeast  Texas
Cities Swept by Storms—Damage  Is  Heavy
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 17.—Wireless
messages from Galveston tonight gave
tbe only direct news from the storm'
stricken city. No definite news of loss
of life has been reported but the
perate situation in which the citizens
of Galveston found themselves was indicated vaguely by tbe statement hi a
late afternoon radiogram that boats
were taking people from buildings on
the main streets to the United States
transport Buford.
Tlie tropical hurricane which swept
down upon thc island city yestcrduy
extended its devastation iifland today
and tonight wire communication was
impossible beyond Waco, that town
being cut off from the coast country
Beaumont. Houston, Tyler, Temple and
other cities of southeast Texas aro
thought to have been hard hit by the
storm, iast reports from those places
telling of unroofed buildings, uprooted trees and other damage.
Buildings    Ruined—Transport    Ashore
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Aug. 17.—Tho
following telegram was received at
Fort Sam Houston wireless station
from Lhe army transport Buford in
Galveston harbor at 5: 'JO o'clock today:
"Water in buildings about thrco
feet. All buildings and structures of
every nature along tbo waterfront are
ruined. Many boats have been damaged or destroyed.
"The army transport McClellan,
which broke loose from its moorings,
Is high and dry a half mite inland.
Tbe number of lives lost is unknown.
There has been great pecuniary
This message Indicates the water
has receded two feet in about throe
hours, as a message received about 2
o'clock indicated that the water stood
five feet in many streets and build-
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General   Offensive   Is   Reported   to   Be
Under Way But Official Nows
Is Meagre
(By Daily News Loased Wire.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.—The Italians,
according to telegrams from Rome,
hav> commenced another general offensive against the Austrians. No information from official sources on the
developments bus been received, the
Austrian statements reporting tlie
dally claims of repulses for King Victor's armies and the Italian report Indicating little beyond continuation of
the steady assaul 011 Austrian positions.
Says Italians Repulsed
VIENNA, Aug. 17.—A war office report soys:
"The fire of the Italian heavj artillery against our Tyrolean defense
works continues feeble. Hostile infantry detachments advancing on Val
Surgana to Garzano. northeast of
Borgo, have been beaten back across
the Maze brook.
"In the costal region the Italians
continued their attacks with strong
forces against our positions between
Km and Tolmeiu, but were bloodily
repulsed  everywhere."
Over   900  Lives   Are Believed to Have Been Lost
Villages  of  Seignan   and   Audark   Are
Captured After Stubborn  Fighting in Caucasus,
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
PETROGRAD,  Aug. 17.—An official
statement issued tonight says;
"Tbo city of Van  has been  reoecu-
pied 'by a  detachment of  our  troops
who drove out the Turks.
"South of Kara   Derbent  we  gained
the  villages  of Seignan  and  Audark
after a stubborn  fight."
A Turkish official statement issued
Monday stated that Turkish troops
had occupied Van, capital of the Vilayet of Van, In Turkish Armenia which
was evacuated by the Russians Aug.
(By Dally News Leased Wire./
BERLIN, Aug. 17, via London, Aug.
18.—The assistant architect of the city
of Cologno has been chosen as supervisor of the rebuilding of Belgium. It
will lie bis duty lo pass on tbe i*ues-
tiou of how cities destroyed or injured
during the war shall be reconstructed
and to prevent tbe Introduction of
■bad or mediocre architecture.
$6,000 FOR GUNS.
(By Daily Newa Leased Wire.)
OK1LL1A, Out., Aug. 17.™A monster
patriotic meeting was held by the citizens in the park tonight. As a result
it was announced that $11000 had been
subscribed for machine guns and
$1300  toward a motor ambulance.
Royal Edward Was Carrying Reinforcements to
(By Dally News Leaaed Wire.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.—Tho sinking in
the Aegean sea by a German submarine of tbo transport steamer Royal
George, with heavy loss of life, has
spoiled the record of the British navy
of having transported hundreds of
thousands of men across the seas
without the destruction of one troop
ship. On two previous occasions trans,
ports havo -been attacked, The Wayfarer was torpedoed by a submarine In
tho Irish sea but the vessel was not
sunk and only five lives were lost.
The Munitou was attacked by a Turkish torpedo boat in the Aegean sea
and although the ship was not damaged 54 lives were lost through tlm
breaking of a ijavit as a boat wus being
lowered. The loss of tho Royal Edward may he a serious one at this moment. The men It curried were not
part of a new expeditionary force but
were reinforcements for th 29th division, which has been on the Gallipoll
peninsula since the first landing and
which received such high praise from
Gen. Ian Hamilton in bis report on tho
initial and subsequent operations.
The news came as a shock to tho
British public, which believed the submarine menace in the Aegean had heen
deal with successfully.
This Is the first occasion since the
sinking of tbe battleship Majestic on
May 27 that the Germun submarines
which made tlie long trip to the Dardanelles have scored a success.
The destruction of the Royal Edward is not likely to delay the operations recently undertaken, for with
the Russian retirement in the east and,
tho continuance of tbe Balkan negotiations necessity for achieving something
definito In the attack ou the Dardanelles Is growing greater.
Nearly  1000  Lost.
LONDON. Aug. 17.—Tho British
transport Royal Edward has been torpedoed and sunk 'by a German submarine. Announcement to this effect
was made officially today. Six hundred men were saved out of 1372 troops
and 220 other persons on board.
The text of tiie announcement follows;
"The British transport Royal Edward was sunk by an enemy submarine in the Aegean last Sunday morning. According lo the Information at
present available the transport had
ou board 32 military officers and 1330
troops, in addition to the ship's crew
of 220 officers and men.
"The troops consisted mainly of reinforcements for the 29th. division and
details of the Royal Army Medical
"Full information bus not yet been
received but it is known that about
000 have 'been  saved."
Sank   in   Seven   Minutes.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 17.—Official announcement was made today
that a German submarine had torpedoed and sunk the Hritish transport
Royal Edward bi the Dardanelles. Tho
transport was sunk by a single torpedo, sinking in seven minutes after
It  was  struck.
The loss of life is believed to havo
been heavy, though other vessels helped to pick iii) the survivors.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.—In lhe third
of its series of Germun propaganda
articles the World today prints extracts
of correspondence which, the World
asserts, proves that while avowedly
seeking to promote the importation of
■goods into this country from Germany
the agents of the German government
havo really tried to prevent these importations in an effort to stirr up strife
ibetweeu the United States and England.
The World also ptiuls correspondence dealing with the financing oC
Germany's secret organ tea tlon a In this
country and correspondence whicli the
newspaper asserts proves that Germany while protesting against the shipment of arms to other countries has
been secretly planning to obtain munitions in America.
The World prints a copy of an alleged report iby Herr Waltboldt, trade
expert sent to the United States by
Imperial Chancellor von Betlimaiiu-
Hollweg. The communication is dated
June 30 last. It shows, asserts the
World, that "whilu encouraging protests against the prohibition of dye and
chemical shipments needed in America
he was roully trying to prevent such
Imports for the obvious purpose or
Inciting greater rcscutuiwu against tho
policy set up by Great Britain in Ita
orders  in  council.
In this alleged report the writer refers to eommissious which have *ronu
to Washington to demand government
protest against the British policy.
To Cause Trouble on Cotton.
As tho muvement iu the business
world has taken on such a wide scopo
and greater pressure is being brought
to bear on the stuto department from
official sources it is possible that tho
matter will iu the future be handled
with a little more energy than heretofore reads the slatement.
"Th principal and most tangible;
pressure' on the administration will
only begin to be felt when the cotton
question again becomes acute. Thero
is a particularly good crop iu prospect and If tiie exportation of cotton is*
Interrupted and the price of cotton
thoreby influenced injuriously, the col-
ton states, viz., the Democratic south,
will bring all possible pressure to bear
on the Democratic administration to
have thc order in council revoked,
"From a German standpoint tho
pressure on tlio American government
can be strengthened 'by tho Interruption of deliveries from Germany even
if tho British government should por--
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F   WEDNE8DAY, AUG. 18, 1915." T|
Powers of Fruit Proved
The simple juices of apples, oranges,
figs and prunes, when transformed into
*Fruit-a-tives' will relieve diseases of
Wxe Stomach, Liver, Kidneys and Skin.
The truth of this statement has been
proved in thousands of cases of
Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Torpid Liver,
Constipation, Kidney and Bladder
Troubles. Skin Diseases, Rheumatism,
Neuralgia and Chronic Headaches,
The enormous sales of'Fruit-a-tives,'
are the best proofs of the value of
this fruit medicine.
50c. a box, 6 for $2.50, trial size 25c.
At dealers or sent postpn id on receipt of
price by Fruit-a-tives Limited, Ottawa.
Golden West Clear Havana
and W. B. Cigars
Standard for 20 Yeara
Le Roi Beer
Is Handled  by D. Priore at Trail
Bottled and Draught Always on Hand.
Rossland, B. C.
Colonel   Lee   Declares   That   Is   Only
Way to Prevent Patched-up, Degraded  Peace. '
i      (By Dally News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.—Col. Arthur Lee,
M.P. for the Farnham division of Hants,
who is home on a short leave, told his
constituents at a meeting this afternoon that nothing less than compulsory service would solve the difficulties
which Great Britain is facing. This
conviction, he said, had been iburned
in by his experiences at the front and
was shared by nearly all who had been
in contact with the realities of war.
"We need compulsory service," he continued, "because nothing else can solve
our difficulties with regard to men,
money, munitions and exports.
"We need it to hearten our soldiers
serving abroad. The present freedom
to shirk and stay home while others
give up their lives to defend us and to
turn a deaf ear to the urgent call of
one's country is not what we understand   by   British   freedom."
Col. Lee said he never wavered In
the certainly that Great Britain would
win against Germany, "but only if we
exert ourselfes to the uttermost and
throw into the scale everything we
have got.
"if we do not do lhat we do not deserve to win and the best we can possible hope for is a patched-up, degrading peace, which will be merely the
prelude tu another war wherein the
whole power und pent up hatred of
Germany would he turned upon us
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
MONTREAL. Aug. 17.—Lieut.-Cul. J.
G. Ross, acting officer commanding the
5th Koyal Highbinders of Canada, today accepted aa invitation of Brig.-
Gen. John Carson to Join him on his
staff ut London, looking afler the Ca-
adian troops going tn the front and returning.
Lieut.-Col. Ross probably will accept
and leave Canada some time withing
the next week,
To be continually well, calls
for food that contains elements
that surely build up the whole
system—body, nerves and brain.
—from whole wheat and multed
barley—contains the full nutriment of the grain, including the
mineral salts, so essential to'balanced  re-bulldlng.
Grape-Nuts, partially predi-
gested, agrees splendidly with
child or adult, Requires little
work from the digestive organs
and is quickly absorbed by the
system, generally in about one
Thousands have found a helping hand in Grape-Nuts food—
"There's a Reason"
Sold by Grocers,
Canadian    Postum   Cereal   Co.r
Ltd., Windsor, Ont.
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than they will be in the December half
of the year and in the next six months
to Christmas the balance of exports
over imports in favor of the United
States, after making allowance for all
outgoings for interest and service,
probably will he $1,000,000,000; it conceivably may reach a still greater figure.
U. S. Must Take Bonds.
"The amount of exports from the
United States in the current half year
depends upon the American people
themselves. If they wish to sell their
goods they will have no difficulty in
doing so.
"Obviously it is quite imoossible for
Europe to buy upward of $2,000,000,000
of goods from tbe United States in t
single year, unless the American peo
pie are willing to do what the British
people have always done, take payments for goods In securities. Amer
can exports will be limited in the current half year only by the ability of
European and other nations to pay for
goods by shipment of their own 'prod
nets to the United Stales; second, by
shipment of gold; third, hy the sale
of securities, and fourth, by means of
credit. Then it Is obvious the amount
of goods they sell must be reduced to
the amount foreign nations can pay for
by othpr means.
"In England, as well as on the continent, an aellve campaign is being conducted to induce everyone to become
more economical. Probably the most
efficacious way of forcing the people
io this eronumy and preventing F.u
rope from buying American and other
products would be the refusal of the
American people to sell products
against credit. There are a great many
people on this side who think a wise
course for Great Britain to take is to
introduce drastic economies and settle
the adverse trade balance by purchasing practically nothing abroad. But obviously a nation with accumulated
wealth, unimpaired by war, of some
$85,000,000,000 and an income of $12,-
000,000,000 is reductant to enforce drastic economies upon grpat masses of
poor people until such a course is essential.
Depends on Americans.
"Whether it will become essential
will depend In large measure upon tho
attitude of American bankers and investors in granting credits to Europe
and thus enabling European nations
to buy goods Which America possesses
In such abundance and which European nations are not in a position to
pay for unless they are granted facilities, partly because the usual stream
of American tourists is not giving them
the means of buying goods which they
normally buy from the I'nited States
and partly because they need to buy
more than usual at the present time.
"As tlie American people are desirous of extending their foreign trade
and wish to make the United States a
great international money market, I
nave no doubt they will, -when they
know what is needed, gladly provide
all cerdlt facilities to enable European
and other nations to buy their goods,
not only to normal extent but to the
abnormal and vast quantities essential
at this time of war.
"None can question the present unparalleled opportunity for America to
extend Its trade and commerce as well
as to add to its reputation as a great
money market, and no one who knows
the American people can doubt they
will rise to the occasion and by granting necessary facilities sell greater
quantities of products than they ever
expected to sell In foreign markets and
at the same time rectify the foreign
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ovsk   and   Miedzyzec   36 miles east of
the Russian fortress.
The vanguard of Field .Marshal von
Mnckenzen's armies, pressing up the
Bug river on both sides, have passed
Slovatlze, which is only 18 miles south
of Brest-Litovsk. Bavarian troops
under Prince Leopold crossed lhe Bug
river at Drogirzyn, 15 miles cast of
Sokolow, piercing the barrier that
formed the main Russian defense. The
brenk in the Russian defenses on the
Bug is a serious menace tn the entire
Teutons Held at Riga.
PETROGRAD, Aug. 17—Via Lon
don, Aug. IS.—The following official
statement was Issued tonight:
"In the region of Riga and in the direction of jacobstadt there has heen
no particular ehang*-* in the course of
Sunday and Monday, attempts of the
enemy to progress having failed. In
the direction of Dvinsk stubborn fight
ing continues, but all German attacks
have been repulsed. Al Kovno there
has been fighting of the most rtesper
ate characler. Sunday and Monday
the enemy, having mndp careful preparation by the use of heavy artillery
of all calibres up to 16 inches, launched a aeries nf violent attacks in full |
strength with the object of storming
the fortifications on the left bank of
the Niemen. Toward Monday evening the enemy succeeded in enrrying
small fort which had been greatly
damaged by artillery fire and In
breaking into intervening spaces between :*niriR of thc othrr forts in the
northern sector. The fighting continues.
Heavy Guns Attack  Fort.
"On the left bank of the upper Narew we repulsed Sunday a series of
fierce German attacks in the direction
of Bialystok and Bielsk. The enemy's
offensive between thc river Nurstry
and the Bug has been successfully
withstood. The enemy has suffered
heavy losses, On the Bug above the
village of .Tanow there has been skirmishes between outposts, In the
Vladfova region the enemy is pndeavor-
Ing to establish itself on the right bank
of the river.
"On the Novo Georgiewsk region
there has .been severe artillery fighting
and the enemy has brought up guns of
the largest calibre. During Sunday
night the enemy delivered a series of
attacks, principaly against the fortifications between the Narew and the left
bank of the river Wkra.
"On the other sectors along the entire front the situation is  unchanged.
"One of our submarines sank a
Turkish steamer ladpn with coal in the
Black sea colliery  district."
Cavalry in Action.
VIENNA, Aug. 17, via London, Aug.
18.—The following official statement
was issued tonight:
"The Austro-Hungarian troops are
sharply pursuing the enemy, which
is continuously retreating. Tin- pursuing troops under Field Marshal von
Arz have advanced to Dobrynka, 20
kilometres southwest of Brest Litovsk.
The Russian rear guard, taking up positions near Pizag, was beaten back
by the Hungarian landwehr.
"Tbe forces under the command of
Archduke Joseph Ferdinand are advancing on Janow (about 30 miles
northwest of Brest Litovsk).
"Gen. von Koeyess has 'beaten the
enemy back across the Bug in tbe region of Konstanynow.
"North of the lower Bus' tbe German and Austrian calavry are fighting
together. On the front near Vladlmlr-
Volynsky and 'in East Galicia the situation is quiet."
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mit exceptions. These shipments
especially should be Interrupted which
tho American industries so badly require, especially chemical and dye-
stuffs as also goods which are Used in
the realm of fine arts."
Expends   Large  Sum.
In regard to the German expenditures for secret work in the United
States the World says:
"A conservative estimate made by a
banker whn haa extensive 'knowledge
of the expenditures for these 'purposes
Is that $2,000,000 a week has found its
way into circulation in this country
through the promotion of the German
plans, One payment alone of $160,000
on July 2li last through the Deutsche
bank of Berlin and to the credit of the
German ambassador Indicates that it
was to be used by the German secret
In the correspondence alleged plans
of the Germans to buy 1,210,000 pounds
nf phenol (carbolic acid) manufactured by Thomas A. Ddison are set
forth. This correspondence is said to
be between the American Oil & Supply
cumpany of Newark and Hugo
Schweitzer, a German-American chemist of 177 Hudson street, New  York.
(By Dailv News Leased Wire,)
WINNIPEG, Aug. 17.—R. H. McDonald, former editor of the Moose Jaw
Times, was today appointed private
secretary to Hon, T. H. Johnson, minister of public works for Manitoba,
MRS.   E.   G.   M'KENZIE   DIES.
(By Dally Netti Leased "Wire.)
LONDON, Out., Aug. 17— Mrs. E. G.
McKenzic, sister of tbe late Sir George
Ross, a former premier of Ontario
and Liberal leader in the senate, died
here today in her seventy -fifth year.
They say that a cannibal king recently sent post haste for his doctor.
"Good gracious, man," the doctor
said, "you're in a dreadful state; what
have you been eating?"
"Nothing," groaned the sick man,
"except a slice of that multi-millton-
alre whose yacht was wrecked on
Cocoanut reef."
"Merciful powers!" the doctor cried,
"and I told you under no circumstances
to eat anything rich. George, get the
saws and axes. We must operate at
an active anli-ncuirality propaganda
and engaged in a controversy with M.
Gounaris after the latter became premier. He then announced his retirement from public lid' and declared that
he would leave Greece, not to return
until he was summoned by the king.
He chose Alexandria, Egypt, for his
exile, and was given an enthusiastic
welcome there. He later went to Cairo
but returned to Alliens June 12, scoring a victory in the elections two days
later, his candidates winning 103 seats
in  parliament.
Despatches from Athens late last
week stated that the king would offer
the premiership to M. Venizelos only
with the undorslamllng that be adhere
strictly to a policy of neutrality. There
lias been no official Information as to
whether this statement was authoritative.
The diplomats of Ihe entente powers,
who have been striving lo array tbe
Balkan states on their side of the conflict have been hopeful that wilh the
rptnrn of a Venizelos cabinet to power
in Greece thta rountry might be In
duced to make territorial concessions
to Bulgaria which, with those which
could be secured from Servia would
lead Bulgaria to cast its lot against
Germany, Austria and  Turkey.
Greeks Confer With Bulgars.
GENEVA, Aug. 17.—The Tribune
prints today under a Bucharest date
line the following:
"King Ferdinand yesterday gave a
long private audience to the Greek
minister, who is a member of the party
headed by Venizelos."
Situation Clouded,
LONDON, Aug. 18.—Special despatches from Athens indicate that the
situation there is clouded with considerable uncertainty,
"King Constantino has asked Venizelos to form a new ministry, but to
continue the old policy," says the Graphic. "It Is said if Venizelos declines
this humiliating role a tresh dissolution of parliament is threatened and a
delay of some months may ensue."
The Times' Athens report sums up
the situation thus:
"Until it is known whether Venizelos
will succeed in forming a cabinet he
cannot be said to have triumphed.
Even should he become premier his
sympathy for the allied cause might be
hampered by circumstances which
would preclude a return (o tbe policy of
Greek intervention which he advocated in March.
"Venizelos will not come to a deei-
soln regarding the offer of the premiership until he has examined all the official documents bearing upon the situa.
tion, but he appears disposed to facilitate an understanding with the king iu
order to avoid a fresh visit,"
Military Activity Great
ROM 10, Aug. 17.—Reports received
by the Italian government from Rumania, Bulgaria and Greece show thai
military preparations in (hose countries are being carried on wilh intense
activity. In some quarters here this Is
taken as an indication that these
states are nearlng a decision as to
their policy in  the war.
Twenty-five   Armed   Men   Overpower
Warden of Prison Farm and Kill
Alleged   Murderer.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 17.—Leo M.
Frank, serving a life sentence for the
alleged murder of Mary P. Hagan, a
factory girl, and who was taken from
the prison farm at Milledgeville last
night, was lynched two miles east of
here today -by the armed party which
took  him,
He was removed from the Georgia
prison farm by 2ii armed men, who
overpowered Warden Smith. Previous
to the attack wires leading from the
prison itself had been cut.
Crowd Views  Body,
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 17.—Leo M.
Frank's body was brought to Atlanta
this afternoon and secreted in a barn
until a crowd searching for It threatened -serious trouble. It was 'then
taken from the barn to an undertaking
establishment, where tonight a steady
stream of persons passed to view it.
The temper of the people seemed not
so much to wreak vengeance upon the
lifeless form, but to personally assure
themselves that it really was tbe body
of Frank.
The .body left here at midnight to
night for the home of Frank's parents
in Brooklyn, N. Y.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
OTTAWA, Aug. 17.—An application
has been made to the federal railway
commission by the R. B. McClean Grain
company of Saskatoon, asking in effect
that the milllng-ln-transit privilege be
extended to the government elevator at
Saskatoon. In principle the application
also covers the government elevators at
Calgary and Moose Jaw.
The present milling in transit, of
course, only allows for one stop-off
and the applicants were anxious that
an additional stop-off should be given
which would enable the farmers and
grain dealers to have their grain treated and weighed at the government cle.
vator and then proceed in the easterly
movement at the through rate plus the
usual stop-over charge instead of moving at the local rate, tho effect of
which would be, of .course, 'practically
to prevent the additional rake-off.
At the conclusion of the last searing
the 'board requested the railways to
tako up tbe question with a view to
providing a remedy and Mr. Lanigan
has now written stating that the railways have arrived at the following,
which they believe tbe only practical
"Grain stored in transit in federal
government interior elevators at Calgary, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon and
forwarded under transit regulations,
will be granted an additional stop-off
at any intermediate milling point for
grinding only in the direct line of
transit to Winnipeg or Fort William or
points east thereof. An equivalent ton.
nage of the product thereof whon for
warded within a period of six month!
after receipt, may be waybilled at the
balance of tbe through rate from such
interior elevator point to destination
after deducting the rate paid from the
government elevator to the milling
point plus 1 cent per 100 pounds for the
additional stop-off.
"I do not know," said Sir Harry
Drayton, In a memo from the board today, "that the solution requires any
confirmation of the board. It will, however, enable the business to obtain the
two stop-overs desired. The arrangement seems to be fair and equitable
and should be approved."
Government Arranges for Payment of
$1.75 per Week Through American   Ambassador,
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
OTTAWA, Aug. 17.—The Canadian
prisoners of war In Germany are to
receive $1.75 a week spending money.
Negotiations hetween the British and
German governments have resulted In
an arrangement by which the British
government will forward $1.75 a week
to each of Its soldier -prisoners of war
in Germany. The money will be sent
lo American Ambassador Gerard at
Berlin, who will see that the money
reaches the British and Canadian pris
oners, The money for tho Canadians,
while sent with that of the other Brit
ish soldiers in Germany, will he pro
vided hy  the Canadian government.
This will be good news to the friends
In this country of Canadians .' who
were captured. Previously to this arrangement the prisoners in Germany
received no money at all, as It is the
uie that when a soldier is captured
his pay stops. Notice of this arrangement has just been received by the
militia department. The Canadian soldiers in Germany will have $1.75 with
which to buy extras each week, Reports received from Germany through
the American ambassador show that
the prisoners are fairly well treated
in that country. Their rations ae
plain hut of good quality and with
weekly allowances their position will
not be so bad.
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Specials for Wednesday Horning
Corset Special
Regular  $1.26  nnd  $1.00  Values  for 85c
Corset Cover Embroidery    -
Regular  25c  Valuo  for.
Regular  35c  Value for.
Dresses! Dresses!
All Placed on Sale Today
Knitted Underwear
Lieut.-Col.   W.   M.   Davis   Gazetted   to
Eastern Pioneer Regiment For
Early Overseas Service.
(Special to The Dally News.)
VERNON, B. C, Aug. 17.—It was announced today that Lieut.-Col. W. M.
Davis of the 54th Kootenay battalion
has accepted the offer of the militia
department at Ottawa of the command
of a pioneer battalion which is toeing
formed in the east for immediate overseas service. It is stated that the new
battalion to which Lieut.-Col. Davis
has heen appointed will be a unit of
1,000 men specially trained for railroad
building, the demolition and the construction of fortifications and entrenchments. It Is expected that he
will leave for the east about Aug. 21
to take up his duties, as it is reported
that the new battalion will be sent to
the front as a unit in the near future.
It is said that Col. Davis was chosen
to lead the pioneers because of his long
training in the engineering profession.
(9/ Dally News Leased Wire.)
OTTAWA, Aug. 17.—The steamer
Caledonian arrived at Halifax this
morning from Bermuda with the Royal
Canadian regiment of infantry on
board. This regiment will remain at
Halifax for some weeks before proceeding to Europe.
The 38th Ottawa regiment took the
place of the Royal Canadians at Bermuda.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
SASKATOON, Sask., Aug. 17.—Principal Lloyd, president of tho Dominion
alliance, leaves Thursday for a temper
ance campaign in British Columbia.
He spends a week at Vuticouvei
where a big temperance convention
opens Aug. 2~>, delivering two address
es, one on the position which Sas
katchewan and Alberta have taken*,
and tbe other on prohibition in Dominion politics.
Following the convention he will
spend 10 days in a tour of tbe principal towns of the province. In Septenv
ber Mr. Lloyd will address a mass
meeting In Montreal promoted by tho
temperance forces of Quebec for the
purpose of advocating Dominion-wide
Nineteen Names of Killed and Wound*
ed   in   Official   Lists   Issued
Last Night.
Casualties sustained In more recent
actions than the majority of reports
lately received were given out at the
militia department Tuesday, containing 19 names—four killed, nine wounded, two suffering from gas, three ill.
Tho lists also report the name of a
Nova Scotia private who has been suffering from wounds and is about to
rejoin his detachment, Thc lists fot
1st Battalion,
Seriously      wounded—Corp.    F,    E.
Mitehell, Berlin, Ont.
Wounded—IC. Hutcherson, Gait,
2nd Battalion.
Suffering from gas—F. Smith, King
13th Battalion.
Slightly   wounded   and   returned   to
duty—Sergt. W. Jones, Nova Scotia.
14th Battalion.
Accidentally  wounded and suffering
from gas fumes—Lieut, F, R. Lepehon,
16th Battalion.
Killed in action—Lance-Corp. p. W.
Long, England.
Corp. G. Kane, Amherst, N. S.
J. Altklns, Winnipeg.
Princess Patricias.
Suffering from neuralgia—G. Perry
1st Battalion
Wounded—Sergt.   David   Robertson,
Windsor, Ont.
Sergt. J. Thomas, Port Sydney, Ont.
I-1.  Knight,  Kngland.
W. Welch,  Kngland.
4th Battalion
Killed in action—W. Hall, Hamilton,
14th Battalion
Suffering  from   shock—C.   B.  Roby,
Dangerously wounded—R. S. Wilson,
16th Battalion
Wounded, May 22—Duncan .McPhee,
Princess Patricias
Wounded—11.  Armstrong,   England.
Royal Canadian  Dragoons
Seriously ill—C. W. Smith, Kingston
(burns on back),
(By Daily Nowa Leased Wire.)
WINNIPEG, Aug. 17.—Herbert C.
Clegg, former city editor of 4he Moose
Jaw Times, died Aug 1 at Rochdale,
Lancashire, England. The cause of
death was diabetes from which Mr.
Clegg was suffering when he left
Moose Jaw last October and went
Mr. CMegg was well known in the
west, having served on the Winnipeg
Telegram, as well as In Moose Jaw
He was 32 years of age.
(Toronto Mail and Empire.)
This week Germany is celebrating
the twenty-fifth anniversary of her acquisition of Heligoland, that little island that lias played such an important
part in the German scheme of naval
warfare, and which was traded to her
in 181(0 for other portions of what Is
now British East Africa. Though the
deal, which was carried out by the
Marquis of Salisbury, is now execrated
in England, 25 years ago iti\vas considered a very advantageous one from
tho British point of view. Sir. H. M.
Stanley, who had recently returned
from travels through part of the territory ceded by Germany, declared
that Britain was getting a whole outfit of clothes for a trousers' button.
In Germany, too, the opinion expressed in the newspapers was that Germany had been buncoed, and that the
kaiser's grandiose announcement that
Heligoland bad been "reincorporated'
in thc German empire roused rather
ridicule than satisfaction.
Seized From Denmark.
As a matter of fact Heligoland was
never part id' cither Prussia or any
other German stale unlit 1890. It was
originally in the possessoin of the
Dukes of Scbleswig and Holstein, and
had been from tlie days of tbe old Vi
kings, who used to gather there for re
llgious purposes, the name of the island
being literally Holy Land. In the
course of the Napoleonic wars Britain
seized Heligoland, and seven years later it was formally ceded to .her hy
Denmark, in ancient, times Heligoland
had an area of several hundred square
miles, but the action of the sea gradually reduced it until.today it is only
aibout 70 acres in extent. Indeed, if
tlio kaiser, after galnlng^pos/sessoln of
the island, had not spent millions of
dollars upon it, facing the exposed portions'with granite, cement and sleel
casings, it might by this time have almost disappeared. In 1874 thc waters
tore the island asunder, so that today-
it remains practically a double island,
or, more properly, a dune and the island proper.
Part of Canal Scheme.
The project of acquiring Heligoland
for Germany was not the bright creation of the kaiser's fancy, but rather
an ambition nf Bismarck's. It wax a
minor point in the scheme for the war
upon Denmark that resulted In Germany wresting from her the 'provinces
of Scbleswig and Mdtstein for the
chief purpose of building a canal
across Holstein from the Baltic to the
North sea. Before this plan could he
carried out It was necessary for Germany to have control of Heligoland,
hecause this island was In a position
to dominate the western entrance of
the canal, being less than r>0 miles from
Wilhelmshaven. So in 1883 the German ambassador to Britain first
sounded the British government °n the
__.utter. He called informally on Lord
Granville then secretary of stale for
foreign affairs, and enquired if Britain
for a consdlcratlon would cede Heligoland; He pointed out that it was absolutely useless to England for either
commercial or military purposes, that
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Aug. 17.—Dr. Benjamin
Rand, in a letter to the Times, claims
that too littlo attention has heen given
to the gallant deeds of individual Canadian officers and men who fought
at Ypres and goes on to Instance the
Case of Lance-Corp Allen of the 10th
brigade. Allen, he says, was awarded
the D.C.M. two months ago hut the
brief official record of his deed did not
do him justice, as the following report
of one of his superior officers will
"I will give you some idea' of what
Allen did," said the officer, "Our machine guns were all in one particular
strip of trenches. In one hour or so
all the machine guns were out of action except the one Allen was standing
by, so you can imagine what it was
like when I tell you that he was the
only man left In that part of the trench
and it had probably .been held by about
40 men. He was at least 30 minutes
iby himself. He hud to set his gun up
two or three times and then It was
finally smashed Iby a shell and he went
along tho trench to the next gun and
did the same with that. When the last
gun was smashed Allen banged away
with his rifle until he was killed, He
undoubtedly deserved (he Victoria
it was crumbling away, and that huge|
sums would be necessary to save it.
Germany's Benevolent Desires,
These  sums  Germany   was  willing!
to raise,  because Germany desried tol
make of Heligoland's haven of refuge!
always open to British ships;  and liel
added that Britain as the great carrier|
of the world would more largely benefit hy the improvement of Heligoland
than any other nation.    He remarked
also that the cession of the island, for
a    strbslanlial    consideration,    would
greatly improve the relations between
Germany and England.   Lord Granville
was not inclined to entertain the proposal and remarked that no doubt tho|
giving up of Gibraltar would also improve the relations between Britain and!
Spain, but that Britain had no inten-l
tion of thus improving her Spanish re-1
latlons,   A couple of years later Granville   was   again   approached,   and   on|
this occasion he consulted the war office, which said that the island was ofl
no importance to it, and the admiralty,!
which was strongly in favor of retaining the island, though Granville In nisi
memoirs admits that the reasons given!
him   at   the  admiralty   seemed   rather!
The  Gibraltar of Germany.
Shortly afterward Lord Granville
went out of office, and was succeeded
by Satltsbury, who appears not to
havo been greatly impressed with tho
value of the rock to Britain, for in 1887
tbe Kiel canal was begun, and It Is
plain that if Germany had not had assurances of ultimate possession of the
island she would not have undertaken
this vast project. In 1890 the bargain
was finally made, Heligoland 'became
German, and Immediately the work of
turning it into another Gibraltar was
begun. It is estimated that $100,000,-
000 has been spent upon Heligoland;
and there can be little doubt that It is]
the most formidable fortress in the!
world. In the present war it has been]
been the base for tho German submarines operating against British shipping, and is also a zeppelln headquarters. If it were to fall Into British
hands the Kiel canal and the cities of
Bremen, Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven
would almost automatically fall with It.
in short, Heligoland is to Germany almost what the Dardanelles are to Turkey.
Slowly, sadly the young man came
along the garden path to the arbor
where 'neath blossoming roses the
maiden waited.
"How did father take it?" she asked
him anxiously.
"Oh, he took it all right," said the
young man in a miserable voice.
"I'm so glad!" sighed the maid, in
"Are you?" lie replied, as he sank
by her side on tho seat. "Well, I can't
say I am, dear. At first ho wouldn't
listen  to me."
"But didn't you tell him you had
$1,000 in the bank?" she exclaimed.
"I did, when all my other arguments
bad   failed."
"And what did he do then?"
"Do?" cried the young man, his!
voice fraught with despair. "He bor-f
rowed it."
"Another new hat. You should I
save your money with the price of|
everything going up."
"But why? The longer I save It the j
less I can buy with it."
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Tigers Make It Four Straight in Two
Days by Winning Twice from
the Indians
    League Standing
Won. l<ost. J'ct.
Ronton    6» 35 .66'
Detroit    70 89 .648
Chlea&o    64 42 .601
■ Washington    64 62 .509
New  York    61 01 ,500
Cleveland     41 64 .390
St.  Louis    41 68 .376
Philadelphia   31      71       .324
Tigers Take  Fourth  Straight
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
CLEVELAND,   Ohio,   Ailff.   17.—The
TlRers won both games of the double-
header here today, thn  first 10 to 8
( end  the seeond 7  lo 3,  making four
, victories in twit days for Detroit over
tlte Indians.
I'irst gnme—
I Detroit   	
| Cleveland	
Batteries: Dubuc
| il.and, Wn'ker, .lone.1!, :
nnd O'Neill.       ,
Second genie—
I Detroit   	
I Cleveland   	
flatteries:    Oldlinn
.innes nnd flnyworth.
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Brooklyn   Defeats   Giants   in   One-day
Stand—Phillies  Lose to Cincinnati   Reds.
League Standing.
Won   Lost
Philadelphia  r,(i
Brooklyn    ns
Chicago     54
Roston  ......     52
Pittsburg , r.4
New York 50
.St.  Louis    51
Cincinnati  tn
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Mitchell find
nnd   Stannge;
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Cubs and   Pirates   Break   Even.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
PITTSBURG, Pa., Auk. 17.—Pitts-
bnrp; nnd Chicago divided a double-
header today, Pittsburg taking the
first ;{ to 2 and losing the second 6
to   I.
Pirst game—■
Chicago   . -i	
Batteries:   lluniplu
ban; Benlon mid Gib
Second gmne—
Pittsburg   4     7
Batteries: Zttbel and Archer; Coollj
and SrlinliR-.
Giants   Lose to  Brooklyn.
N13W YORK, Aug. 17. Urooklyn tic
rented New York iu a one-day slim
today, 3 to 2. B.    II.    I
Brooklyn     3     ll
New York     2    it
Hatteries:  Coombs and Miller;  Ma
Ihew.stui, Mnrqunrd and Dooln, Myen
Reds  Shut   Out  Leaders.
Toney pitched Cincinnati to victor,
over Plliladelphla today 2 lo 0. mil
lour bits were made uTf the Clnclnnal
{.Wirier. It.
Cincinnati    2
Philadelphia  0
Batteries:  Tonay and Winm
nndcr, Chalmers und Kiliifer.  1
4       I
■si game
Jersey Cily .
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Richmond   ...
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Providence    . .
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Providence   . ..
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4t. Louis
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Buffeds  Lose Chance in Ninth
(By Dally Ndws Leased Wire.)
BUFFALO,     N.     V.,     Aug.     17.—A
tlouble play by CWdbpurne unassisted
(Hired Buffalo in the last half of the
llnlb today and Kansas City won 3
o 2. It.   II.   E.
Kansas City    3     6     0
Batteries:     .Tohriteon
|4chulz and Allen.
St. Louis Has Batting Bee
NEWARK,    N,    .7.,    Aug.    17— SI.
pouiB hammered thj'ee Newark pitch-
j'-rs today and won easily 11 to 4.
It.   II.   E.
it. Louis   U   17     1
gtetvark     4   11     5
Batteries:.  D.avenptort  und   Hartley;
FCalserllng. Falkenbilrg, Brandon and
Inrldcn, Pratt.
Good Twirling Wins for Pifods
PITTSBURG,   Pa.,   Aug.   17.—Pills-
I'lirg   defeated  Brooklyn   today  by a
|core of 5 to 2 through the fine pitching of Comstock.
P..   H.   E,
krooKlyn     2     6     1
['ittsburg     5   10     1
' Batteries: Bluejacket, Walker and
and;   Comstock and O'Connor.
Chifeds Easily Blank Baltimore
BALTIMORE,   Mil.,  Aug.   17.—Cllj-
To rn i
A couple of negroes held up a Memphis sporting editor and borrowed $40,
a enr ticket and a postage stamp. It
is hard to understand the $40 pari of it.
Passaic (N..T.) caddies struck for :
raise to 26 cents an hour. The Van
couver World says that that salary 1
very cheap. The usual rate is 15 cents
an hour and $2 to keep quiet about a
stroke omitted from a score card.
In the first 67 games in which he
took part this season Ty Cohli stole
51 .bases, (hereby indicating that he
will make good his promises to come
close to the world's pilfering record
of 1915.
Packey McFarland and Mike Gibbons who will fight a 10-round no-
declsion bout In New York, Sept. 11
have become known as the wizards of
tho ring. Neither man has been
knocked down in his career and each
is a scientific star.
Ty Cobb continues to lend the American league in hatting although the
Detroit star's average tins Inken a
slump and Is now below tlte .460 mark.
His average is now .386. Leo Magee
of the Brookfeds continues lo lend tho
Federal wilh an average, of .338 and
Capt. Larry Doyle of the Now York
Giants has laken the lead in tlie National with .328.
J. Gilmoro, president of Ihe Fedora
lengue, in commenting on the reduC'
tion of admission prices at. tlie Newark
park, said that Ihe outlaws had lowered, iiio price not because the tuns
wouldn't Tiay more to see theni play
bill'because they did nol need I lie
While scouting in the Vosges region
a -\'t'\v days ago, the aeroplane of
Georges Cnpenticr, the famous French
pugilist, fell moro than 100 feet. Carpentier wns removed tu a hospital
whero it was ascertained that he had
eceived some severe wounds but he
xaiccls lo lie back in Ibe sir as soon
s bis Injuries fire better.
Tlio Vancouver Lacrosse chili's aland
n regard lo Hie returning of tlie Mann
cup to ,100 Lally is shown in tlie following wire scut to the secretary of
tbo Amatcur% Athletic Union of Canada by .1, c. Davidson, British Columbia representative of the Athletic
union: "Everybody hero agrees Lally
entirely wrong and unfair in iii.s accusation, 'We will certainly f'ghl the
matter In court unless instructed by j
union lo surrender cup."
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Budweiser is a wondrous home
drink. How delightful the flavor
and the penetrating odor of hop
gardens — the fragrance and
charm of barley fields in harvest
time. Budweiser sales exceed any
other beer by millions of bottles,
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NEW YORK, Aug-. 17.—John Ti, Foster, secretary ot tlie New York Nationals, announced tonlight Lhat
club would protest the first smie won
by Pittsburg from Chicago today
the ground that Benton, who pitched
for Pittsburg, is the property of the
Giants. The New York club claimed
Benton last Saturday after Cincinnati
had sold him to 3'ltlsburg, Manager
McGraw of,the Giants said he had an
oplion on Benton which had noL expired  when the player was sold.
B a go  had an
(laltimore ! to 0 today
ialtimoro    ,	
..Batteries:     Brennan
liiilnn   and .Taeklltsch.
easy timo shutting out
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(By Daily Newa Leased Wire.)
i.NEWsYOItK, Aug. 17.—Pitcher John
7arhop, recently sent toy the Hi^Ii-
tnders to the Richmond club of the
|iternational league, has been granted
this own request his uneondiiloanl
! release.
(By Daily News Leased Wire.)
PlTTSIlb'HG, Pa., Aug. 17.—-Lee
Magee, manager of tlie Brooklyn Federals, said tonight that he had resigned his managership, hut he refused to discuss the reason. Magreo
said he would continue to play second
(By Daily Newa Leased Wire.)
WINNIPEG-, Aug. 17.—Until a decision is given by tho supreme court
there will be no further prosecutions
against Sunday baseball playing. This
arrangement was arrived at this morning hy A. Dubnc and W. .T. BaLtley,
provincial morality inspector.
DKTROrT—Backed up by tlie heaviest, hitting club that baseball has seen
in many a year, thf Detroit Tigers
are hunting for. another first siring
pitcher. Manager Jennings in making his pennant claim points oul that
only three of his hurlcrs, Dubuc, Covo-
leskie ami DausS, can be depended nn.
ih- is trying hard to make tfobnul info
a. reliable hnrler and also has n, few
other youngstors but lie is oXter a
real high class slab artist. Detroit
bought Hteen from Cleveland but he
did not deliver in the manner expected nf him. Jennings has tried to buy
Morton the Cleveland star, without
success, so that it looks as if the Tigers will have to worry along with their
present staff. Wilh a fourth winning
pitcher Detroit would breeze along to
the pennant.
At. the funeral of Baron Lionel de
Rothschild, falher of the recently deceased Lord Rothschild, a poor, old
man wept loudly and bitterly.
"Why are you crying?" inquired a
^bystander. "You aro no relation nf
"No," howled the mourner; "that's
just why I'm crying."
LONDON.—A subject on which
there is much discussion is whether
or not tlie German submarines are being used up. There have heen rumors
y number of these craft being
yed or captured, and rumors to
ihe contrary. But fL Is significant that
the German government has hecn
making anxious enquiries about some
of its boats, and a, leading German
paper has published an article of a
very gloomy character, asking the
Cerman people to reflect on the tremendous task of Von Tirpitz has taken
This German paper '.describes In de-
Lall the nmn/.lng precautions adopted
"by the energy and organizing skill of
the .British navy." These details are
nol permitted tu tic -published In any
paper, but ihey represent, a
enterprise.      Whole    seas
warship alone and two others by one
converted    merchantman;      Certainly
the peril in our merchant shipping
seems lo lie dwindling! though the
Germans have this week succeeded in
sinking quite a large total of ships, all
of them, however, comparatively unimportant,
have been nolted and tlie
thick with  patrol ships.
1'Yom first-hand Infornintior
cannot ho questioned rone is con
lhat the loss that thc German na
sustained In submarines is tronu
II. is far beyond';tho_utmost c;i
of German shipyards to make gi
A naval officer of tmimpea
standing laughed heartily this
when tho writer suggested that i
successes against  German  suba
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Now that it has heen decided that
old country football shall be continued
In the autumn. n.wkward difficulties
in the arrangement of details aro arising. It was asrrecd al. the joint conference nf the leagues that each ibody
should he allowed to rind its own salvation, but'definitc guiding principles
were laid down. Ono of these was
that the professionals should be rei-n-
stated as amateurs and thai, no wages
even in the form of fees-tfor particular
matches should be paid.
Almost, at once Scotland has broken
away from tlio course or procedure
suggested by the conference. 'Not only
has it been resolved to carry out tho
usual Scottish competition hut to pay
a maximum wage of £1 per match.
At tho same time it has 'been laid down
that only professionals who have dono.
a, full week's work will he allowed to
play. That Is to say a professional,
wishing to play football on Saturday
—tho only day on which games -will
bo arranged—must work an equal
number of hours overtime on thc othor
days in order lo qualify. This may bo
a good and! equitable arrangement,
"but it Is Unfortunate that there could
not ho a common working system on
wjileh all the leagues might act.—Vancouver World.
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Booking   Number of  American
Tourists to Canadian  Resorts
WINNIPEG.—Owing io Uie efforts
of j. r. .faffrey, Dominion immigration
agent at Philadelphia, American (our-
tat traffic through Canada is considerably Increasing, Canada being at
war, a large number of Americans had
li.'e impression tiini passports would
tic necessary to cross the border, enn-
soquenlly the tourist traffic, which
should be very greal, ;is Americans
cannot spend the holidays in the JOuro-
pean summer haunts,
light. Air. Jaffray hn
mistake in the minds
endeavoring to secure
of the other immigrn
tlie United  States.
The system being m
tisement in the press
who are contemplating
ecu very
cted this
y, and Is
ficlals  in
in adver-
ig parties
udlan trip
to communicate with him. .Air. Jaj-
frey then looks in to the matter to sec
if they are bona fide lour^is or are
on purely business trips, and furnishes
ihem with a personal letter of introduction to the customs officials at the
Canadian border, Tliis insures them
against any unnecessary delay and allows any maid or chauffeur, who may
bo of German descent, and is accompanying the party, from being slopped
at the border, as might otherwise he
the case. Of course, no aliens are ;il-
lowed to enter in this manner without
their record being previously examined.
In two weeks' time Mr. .laffrcy g;ive
out li,000 of these letters, which, in
most cases, were lo tlio heads of families, and have tints resulted in over
10,000  Americans crossing  lite border.
If there is one thing more than
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"I can never get a dress coat really
to fit," he said to his partner, as he
glanced down at a perfectly made garment, with a hope of course that she
would at once disclaim tlie insinuation
"Look at this thing."
"Well, it is atrocious," she said
coolly. "lint why not save your
money and buy one? U is so much
cheaper in tlie long run than hiring."
Tlie Sleight of hand performer was
doing wonderful stunts on the stage.
Mo hart handled cards with ease and
"Now, will anyone in tho audience
lend mo a $lo goidpiece?" lie asked.
And tho pawnbroker on the fourth
tow at once replied:   "On vat?"
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 1915.
The necessity ..r ihe flotation by
Great Britain of some form of loan In
the United Stales in order io meet the
great indebtedness which has piled up
as a result of purchase or war munitions and other supplies is apparent.
To make payment in sold is out of. the
question; modern International business is nnt carried on in that way. To
make payment by increasing British
exports also  is  impracticable,
a« the debl of ihe nllins increases
the rate of sterling exchange falls. It
is already 1 per corn below normal nnd
is. still growing more unfavorable to
Great Britain. This means that the
pound sterling in New York is today
worlh around 4 per cent loss than In
ordinary times. As practically nil contracts call for payment In dollars,
Great Britain is bearing tlio loss.
Tbe loan of $40,000,000 whicli wns
negotiated in New York* for Canada by
Hon. W. T. White recently was undoubtedly floated In that market after
consultation with thc British authorities and served hy lhat amount to relieve the situation. Bui further action
must be taken and it few days are
likely lo bring about the consummation, for the first time In history, of
what will virtually be a British na
Hona! loan flotation -in the United
In lhe lynching erime which is the culmination  of the  tragedy.
The trials of Leo M. Frank are a
blot upon the honor of fieorgta. Guilty
or not guilty, he never received justice. Mob opinion condemned him to
death before the first travesty of a
trial had commenced.
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The horror and disgust at German
barbarity whicli was aroused by the
destruction of the Lusitania served to
draw attention from the many acts of
bravery which were curried out by individuals who risked their lives in efforts to rescue passengers. An outstanding case is that of Leslie Af.
Morton, whose "great courage, self-
possession and resource" are commented upon by Lord Mersey in his
report upon the evidence adduced at
lhe Inquiry Into lhe loss of the ship.
Morton, a boy of IS, was Ihe lookout
who first observed ihe approach of
lhe two torpedoes which sunk the vessel, lie was knocked off his feet hy
Ibe shock of the explosion but at once
got up and helped in lowering lifeboats.    Lord Mersey continues:
Having done all that could bo
done on board he had, ns he expresses ii, "to swim for it." In
lhe water he managed to get bold
of a floating collapsible lifeboat,
ami wilh ihe assistance of another
member of the crew, named Tarry,
tie ripped lhe canvas cover off it,
boarded u and succeeded in drawing Into ii -ri» ur do ptissemrers. lie
and Parry rowed the lifeboat some
miles lo a fishing smack, and having put Ihe rescued passengers on
board ihe smack, they re-entered
lhe lifeboat aud succeeded in reselling 110 or Jill more people. This
boy, wilh his mate Parry, was instrumental in saving nearly 100
Such an not should not gn unrewarded.
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The sinking by a German submarine
of tbe British troopship Royal Edward
is one pf the tragedies which are inseparable from warfare. Hundreds of
thousands of British and French troops
have been transported safely through
wfttfirs;-Infested by enemy underwater
craft anil it is surprising thai tlie 1<
is the first of the lrtml to hav*; lu
It speaks eloquently of the efficiency
of the British navy that until Sunday
no vessel carrying troops had been
sent to the bottom and the destruction
of the Royal Edward will not shake
the confidence of the British people in
the power of its fleet to keep lhe sea
open for the passage of troops.
The loss of so many brave men is
distressing but Oils incident of the
great war should give no cause for uneasiness as lo tlie future.
THE       QUESTION       OF      MAKING
riled nut that Germany
endeavor to make use of the apprc
ing declaration of cotton by the
tente allies as contraband of war a
means for stirring up sentiment in tlie
"Democratic South," the cotton producing stales, againsi (inai Britain,
Tlie Germans realize that if lhe south
suffers a loss of revenue as a result of
such an order the fact that Great Brtt-
nin Is justified in its action hy similar
measures which have been adopted iu
the past by ihe United Slates and confirmed by Its supreme court is likely
to lie lost sight of by (hose who feel
that they are injured. They hope also
that tlie strongest Democratic section
of tbe union could make a protest
which might have a forcible impression upon lhe administration at Washington.
While German   hopes of  influencing
tiie  I'niied  Stales  government   to  nc
unfairly toward" Great Britain arc ex
tremely unlikely to succeed it is proh
aide that Dpwning street will continue
its policy of taking" especial pains lo
avoid   nny   unnecessary   repress!
American   commerce.     Great   Brit a
With this end In view, at no small cost
to   U?-pif  Isas   refrained   (n   many   Instances during ihe past, year from enforcing to lhe full the rights which 11
enjoys  under  international  law.
It is said that Manchester interests
hnve offered to purchase the whole of
the (Southern cotton ouLput and it is
possible that some plan of this nature
May be adopted in order to achieve the
double purpose of keeping the enemy
from securing a material without
which* it cannot manufacture Ihe most
efficient shells and of avoiding injury
trt American  cotton  growers.
The Butte Miner remarks that, if the
German forces turned squarely around1
the kaiser would he at lhe front.
The public and not thc insurance
companies bear tlie ultimate cost of
fires. The public can reduce its cost
of living in that respect by exercising
greater care  in   prevenling outbreaks.
Germany Is using for cartridges and
shells not less than 1,000 tons of cotton a day and at least fiOO tons dally
for military elolhing. The figures tell
their own story of the necessity for
preventing ihis comtnodiiy from reaching the enemy;
Recruits who have been rejected fnr
physical reasons should at onco reapply to the army doctor or recruiting
officer in their district. Physical restrictions have been relaxed and the
government lias now agreed to pay for
medical services when necessary.
"I'm not. going lo register; that's all
1 know about it," declares Miss Sylvia
Pankhurst, militant suffragette, in
announcing her intention of refusing
to comply with the British national
registration act. Evidently that sur*
fragetie truce was too good to last.
II is said that lhe ITnion of Democratic Control, a. "peace" organization
which has been regarded witli a great
deal nf suspicion in Great Britain, is
proposing to become active in British
Columbia. If that is so Its courage
is more apparent than its good jtidg-
mont, There arc far safer places fur
pulling off a, "peace" propaganda than
this province.
Is it not then time for the German
people to ask their government what it
is fighting for? We know very well
what thc military class in Germany Is
fuelling for. it is fighting for its very
existence. Now lhat Russia, denounced by Germany as the aggressor, as the
power that began the war, has been
beaten hack so thai Germany is no
longer in peril of her, why should the
imperial government continue to make
war? Not for the interests of tho Ger- j
man people, certainly. Their suffering
and sacrifice have been beyond all
measure. Yet to persist in the conflict
will bring upon them immensely
greater loss and pain. They may have
been deluded by their imperial tnas-
ters Into the belief that tlie ultimate
triumph of Germany is certain. That
can never be. Italy has joined tho
allies. Mr. Astpiith'S significant reference in like .'union on thu part of
oilier nations now neutral portends a
further augmentation of the allied
forces. Prance Is united, resolute, determined; she offers a splendid example of patriotic devotion to the national cause. England, at tlie end of a
year of war, is approaching tho stato
of real preparedness. Russia is merely baffled, she cannot bo beaten. If
the German people could understand
the true position of Germany, if they
could rightly measure the perils that
environ her, would they not insist that
their government lake account of its
actual situation and seek to end the
war before the coming of inevitable
The Social Democrats have protested
against the annexation of territory by
Germany. They wotild be willing in
see the German troops withdrawn from
France, Belgium evncuulod. Ultimately the Germans will be driven out of
France, out of Belgium. The cost to,
the allies will he terrific, it will he
greaier lo Germany. She would escape (be crushing cost of continuing
tho war, she would save the lives of
countless thousands of Germans if she
would now move for peace. Opportunity is at her door and knocks somewhat loudly. The Imperial and military party may not open tho door,
very likely thoy will persist in blind
confidence of an Impossible triumph.
Thereby they will show, what they
have shown from tbe beginning, a
willingness to pour out rivers of German blood and uncounted millions of
German treasure to save their own
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Goodby to the fool with the empty gun;
Porgottcn his bid for fame.
Though  he  kills  his  friend,   it   only
counts one,
And that, nowadays, is lame.
The fool who playfully rocks the boat
Js on the front page no more,
He may rank high with foals afloat,
But his glory is gone ashore.
There's the fool with women, the fool
with -wine,
And the fool who games wilh stran
And the joy-ride fool  (he does well in
his line
By combining    these    ancient dangers).
But they're all still down in the printer
Merc novices taking a flyer,
Compared with the prixo-taking criminal ass,
The fool In the woods with fire.
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Tt might have heen supposed that
the result of the Manitoba, elections
would make tho reverend editor of the
Toronto Globe extremely happy. But
whether from human perversity or the
contagion of the war spirit it has had
the very opposite effect. .Toy over the
triumph of his poiitieal friends Is lost
in an unholy haired of tbe defeated
enemy, of christian rorciveness there
is none. Tlio Globe carries iis fury
not only to tho brink of the grave,
it descends into the depths to mutilate
the remains; and it even vents Its passion upon those whom' it conceives to
be tho mourners.
Tiie harsh outburst of tlie cultured
clergyman in question must nnt be
taken as rage at the action of the peoplo of Manitoba in electing a Liberal
government. It is in fact difficult to
Not so many years ago there was a
provincial government whose iniquities were quite on a par with those of
tho administration of Sir Rodmond
Roblin. This was the old Ross government of Ontario. It went from bad
to worse and finally it became openly
corrupt, a public scandal. Did tho
Globe denounce this looting of the pub
lie treasury?" Did the reverend doc
tor whose pulpit orations have thrilled
thousands, arise in Christian wrath to
drive the monoy changers out of the
temple? He did not. He hung on
tight to tiie last. He went down with
the ship, And he has been submerged
ever since.
Tho reverend doctor was preity
angry when an awakened -nubile conscience in Ontario annihilated the Ross
government. Is lhat the precedent, for
his anger at tho annihilation of lhe
government, of Sir Rodmond Roblin?
The reverend editor of the (ilobe is
a patriot. Ho opposes a. general election for Canada just now. His heart
is in tho Irenches. He doesn't want lo
mako any political capital even if he
could. Thero is a truce ia federal politics and iie intends to keep it. Knowing all this, one may he puzzled lo
noln the frenzied effort to apply the
election results in Manitoba to federal
politics. He tries to make the shell ho
fires at tho late Roblin governmenl
ricochet on the hated bead of the Hon.
Robert Rogers, And that, indeed, appears to 'bo the real purpose of tl^**
savage outburst. It Is cheap strategy
but everything goes when tiie reverend
editor Is in pursuit of a political scalp.
To the public tho connection between
the downfall of a provincial government in Manitoba and the merits of a
member of the Dominion cabinet is not
apparent. Mr. Rogers, like every other
public man, must be prepared to defend his public acts, but it is not reasonable that he should also be called
to defend the ncls of second and third
political coushies witli whose transactions ho has had nothing to do.—
Montreal Mali.
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they've done
In their pitiful amatei
hit. fire slays dozen whe
And scourges a state in
for  the   deeds
they sin
For the ruined home and tlie smokeless
And the worker unemployed
Know a. hundred years   shall    never
bring back
The tilings that his match destroyed.
Tt was Georgia's glory that it possessed a governor who had tlie moral
coiirage and strength of character to
reprieve Leo M. Frank in opposition
to >aV fiercely vengeful and bigoted a
public prejudice as has ever cursed a
It is to Georgia's everlasting shame
that unreasoning mob bias and unrestrained hate should have triumphed ' Chronicle.
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Pacifism and Its Fruits.
The pacifists and newspapers which
shrieked so loudly against "militarism"
and "armor-platers'* and who s0 offensively ridiculed ihe idea of a German menace, are getting what they
well deserved. The casualty lists which
daily stare them in tbo face condemn
them daily tor blind and shallow folly
If ever scoffers were overtaken by just
retribution It is the pacifists and parish
partisans of ihe past few years.—
Brockvl'lle Times.
And Yet They Lack Harmony.
The people of this country spend
?GiHi,000,000 a year for music, says the
National Federation of Musical clubs,
in session at Los Angles. And as
these clubs do not recognize thc
phonograph as a music maker, the total bill for music in tlio L'uited States
must be around $1,200,000,000, and not
counting tho time of million* of practising musicians al that. And there is
lho ground-out product of tho hurdy-
gurdy and the hand organ besides.—
Worcester Telegram.
Sir Ian Hamilton's Ml Luck.
Sir Jan Hamilton, commander-in-
chief of the Dardanelles, who used to
be known us the Unlucky Man in the
Army, now finds his title reversed. His
reputation for ill luck started In a series or accidents on tlio field; tho
wound that shattered an arm, thc shell
splinters that very nearly destroyed his
eyesight, and the breaking of his collar, hone by a tumble from a restive
horse, which lost him thn glory of
hunting Do Wet after he had made hi
plan of campaign,
Hamilton was be said to share with
Wellington the distinction of au ideal
despatch writer, although their qualities are different. But Hamilton surpasses Wellington in the art of public
speaking. His speeches on behalf of
the territorial movement were winged
with flame. The duke, on the other
hand, "although he could appreciate
events with unfailing nicety, failed in
his capacity to describe them." This
was said of the duke, when he was an
old man, but, as his biographer points
out, the failing wag visible during the
earlier stages of his career, "and is
the more remarkable from the contrast
I presented by his despatches."—-London
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Tiie Interviewer—Why did you assassinate all of your wives as soon ns
the  honeymoon was over?
Blue beard—Yon see, I'd promised to
love each ono as long as she lived, and
no mutter what other sins I've committed, 1 never disappoint a lady.
"Your husband is rather stout."
"Weighs over 300 pounds. He's a
pest in summer time."
"How so?"
"Takes him io long io get through
a screen door."
"Sure O'H write me name on the back
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PHn^VDRLPHTA.—five did not eat
the apple. She did not give Adam any
to eat and thus bring about tho fail
of man from a state of innocence. It
was Noah who fell, lie was ordered
not to eat of the cassia tree in tlie garden of paradise, but he did. and then
the curse fell upon him. The curse
was that he should have ill health and
an early death Instead of living to be
fifty thousand years old like his nn-
estors. And all his desceadauls have
participated tn the curse. All these
tatements are according in the Sum-
orlan theology and are found in a tablet that was written before ihe days
of Aliraham, and the tablet is now in
tho University museum, Philadelphia.
Some slight bint of this was given
more than a year ago when Dr. Steven
Langdon, professor of Assi'riology in
Oxford university, Kngland, announced that he had partially completed the
translation of a tablet which he had
copied while In the University museum
of this city. Since then he has bestowed much timo and labor on tlio
subject, not only in translating the
tablet, ibut in comparing it wilh ev
known tablet or historical account of
any kind, ns well as with tlie accounts
given in tlie book of Genesis. ,
Dr. Langdon says that ihis tablet
is at least a thousand years older than
tlie Genesis accounl, and, so far as is
known, is the oldest record of the sort
in existence. The tablet was written
more than -1000 years ago. possibly
fiOOO years and evidently records a
tradlUo!' which goes back to tlie early
history of man. Tlio Babylonian Sti-
mertan accounts place the Hood at
something like 35,000 ^.C, and the
lapse of t ime between the creation
audi the flood is filled by 10 kings who
reigned altogether '132,000 years, an
average of 43,200 years each. The reason that later kings reigned comparatively short periods is that Noah sinned
in eating of tlie enssia tree.
In the Form of a Hymn.
Dr. Langdon's book wit! be issued by
the museum and is a large and scholarly work which is certain to he read
with great interest by all scholars.
The tablet is well nigh complete and is
in tho form of a hymn in much the
same style as the Hebrew poetry of
the Bible, Iflnkl, the water god and
his consort Nlnclln, ruled over mankind In Paradise, which is here called
Dilmun, nnd located on the east coast
of tiie Arabian gulf, about 100 miles
from the mouth of tlie Tifiris-Euph-
rates system. Here from the creation
lo the flood men lived in a slate of
It is specifically stated that there
was no headache there and no disease
ot the eye. The beasts did not harm
men, "no one changed a canal." No
one said ''Thou art an old woman" —
"Thou art an old man." There weu-
no storms and everything was complete happiness. But for some reason
man displeased the gods ami unfortunately neither bere nor elsewhere is
it fully explained .but apparently lie
did not worship tho gods with sufficient fervor and it appears that men
were created simply to satisfy thc
gods with a sense of their importance
by.extended human worship. So it
was decided to overwhelm all men
with the flood. Now it was Nintu, a
goddess who had created men out of
clay. She distinctly says lhat they
are her creations. She cannot, have all
men .but by croft, managed to save the
king, who is here called Tagtug which
Is variously rendered ZUisiddu, Utnap
ishtim and Is an equivalent, according to Dr. Langdon of the Sumerian
Nuuh, which is none other than Noah.
So a ship Is prepared for the king and
his companions.
Food Lasted Nine Months.
The food lasted nine months and
"man dissolved in the waters like tallow and fat." After the flood N4ntu
introduces Tagtug nr iNoab, to the god
Enki, explains how she saved him and
certain pious ones and Enki takes him
to tiie temple and reveals secrets. Tag-
tug becomes a gardener and is instructed in all plants by Nintu, but Is
ordered not. to eat of lhe Cassia. But
Tagtug or Noah does not. obey, and
ents of lhe cassia, whereupon Nintu
afflicts him with bodily weakness and
he lives aloiip: an indetermined number
of years subject to illness and all his
descendants die early deaths, comparatively speaking. According to
Berosus this last king ruled fi-i,S00
years. This indicates that he muBt
havo sinned late in life, nr else lie
must have bad a long and hard time
of it after eating of tlie forbidden fruit.
According to the tablets in the University museum 'decipHere-d hy Dr,
Poebel, none of this Tagtug's successors witli a few exceptions ruled more
than normal years. They tapered off
very suddenly from the above enormous fif-'iires to 2700, lo 1200, lo 100.
and finally to normal lengths or reigns.
Tn Ihe Bible the .same proportion is
shown, only tlie figures are smaller.
The ten Biblical patriarchs live an
average of over 000 years until the
flood, then have a few hundred years
of life for several generations until
the normal is reached. Dr. Langdon
thinks that Enoch in lhe Bible was
misplaced and that it was >Toah who
war; translated as told in another tablet.
Had to Work Hard. • '
Tt nppenrs lhat after Tagtug, or
Noah, sinned the gods provided him
remedies, 'but Noah had to work hard
and had all soils of diseases and discouragements, Wherefore tho gods
seemed to have pity and taught all
the arts and Have him medicines sc
that ho shall not be utterly miserable
and the struggle for existence Is made
moro tolerable, but the old period of
long life, innocence and freedom from
earn nnd sorrow is gone. II. will be
remembered that in Biblical narrative
Noah sins by wetting drunk. Tbe gods
send eight, divine patrons io leach men
tho arts of wisdom. Thore are ten
such patrons mentioned in Genesis.
The Hebrew gives these as descendants
of man, but lhe Nippur tablet here,
tranlaled makes them divine beings.
Dr. liangdon looks upon the narrative in the Bible concerning the creation, flood and fall of man up to the
days of Abraham to be "another product evolved from the Babylonian doctrines." He considers the Biblical
story of tho fall through woman's sin
and the punishment to be "theologically
a masterly combination of Eridu doctrine and tin* doctrines in our Nippur
As to tlio early chapters of Genesis
ho says: "We are. 1 believe, cm safe
ground in assuming that in agreement
with tlie sages -who wrote our epic
of the fall of man there was in Babylonia n deeply rooted tradition that the
greatest of all catastrophes the loss of
long life overtook mankind only after
he had lived in Paradise for many
years. Such I believe to have .been the
doctrine adopted by tiie scribe to whom
ho owes lhe priestly narrative in Hebrews,   lie simply pursued his Semitic
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Victoria; 11. It Gregory and wife, Toronto;  Miss  ll.  Bingham,  Edmonton;
Miss .1. M. M.'Williams. Calgary; !•'.
It. Grant, Cily; C. It. Cook, Hall; N.
1',. Cummins, City: R .1. Tdwnshpnd,
Winnipeg; .1. Hamilton, Vancouver; 13.
(1 Matthew, Cily; G. VV. Gordon, Montreal; .1. Meintyre and wife, Detroit;
L. FI, Mosher, Calgary; .lames O'Con-
noll, Edmonton; .Mrs. Newman, Vancouver; .1. MeGillivray, Cnlgnry; s. .T.
Brentwood,   Windsor.
Grand Central Hotel
American  and   European   Plans
H.  H.  PITTS,  Proprietor
GRAND CTENTRAilj—D. .1. Steele,
Belford; II. D. Kyle, J. Stewart, W.
II. Patterson, Vmir; C. W. Ganoung,
Madden House
Cor.  Baker and  Ward   Sts.,  Nelson
M A1 >
VV.    Ill
for,   Shoreacres;
I.   VV.   1
,    I'l'oCI
r;    Ben   McPhee
111,1   Will
. Spi
Hotel Castlegar
Castlegar, B.C.   W. H. Gago, Prop.
Excellent accommodation for
commercial men. Boundary train
leaves here 8:46 a.m. Mon., Wed.,
and Frl. Trains between Nelson
and Rossland stop for nreakfait,
lunoh and dinner.
IliiTKh I'ASTHKCAU—■!'. .Freeman,
IT. ty. Hilton. II. A. Tuck. A. .13. Henderson, Rossland; .1. 1!. Ebeppard, T.
L. Goodman, Mrs, J. Sanders, Xelson;
A. W. Marshall, G. Prlestman, Vancouver; I-. If. Mosher. Calgary; J. \y.
Turnbull, Trail; \V. P. Leeke, Toronto;
;T. Mcaillivrny, Cnlgnry; .1. Johnson,
Phone 9                       Sample Rooms
Rooms Roservoil by Wire or riinne
Crown Point Hotel
A.   MoDennoll,   Prop.
We Pay Special Attention to Com
mercial  Travelers  and  the
Public in General
The Two Taylor Nades
"Pride of Alberta"
"Mother's Favorite"
The Most Popular Nades of All
Kootenay and Boundary
Work   Continues   at   High   Pressure—
Alterations Are Being Carried
Out   at   Plant
(Special to Tiie Daily Xews.)
TitAiL, u, C., Aug .IT.—Work at the
smelter continues ut high pressure nnd
this month's payroll was one of the
largest on record nnd seldom have
mere men been employed in tho various depart ments, which are not only
extremely busy but. are being extended,
Tlie new lead mill continues to make
steady progress, the roof now being
on (ind extensions are taking place in
oilier departments. Alterations: are
being made as regard the road through
the property of tlie Consolidated company down inio Trail. A new fence is
being erected and elaborate staging
for litis purpose. A new piece of road
is being constructed for ihis purpose.
A large gang of men is employed on
the work.
The rarfle that recently look place
for Nicholas (Korea's house up Uie
guleh hero was won by Hie holder of
ticket No. 285. The winner is Mrs.
Antoue Veniichi.
\V. It. Dawson has returned from a
hip la Spokane.
The dance mi Sunday in Columbus
ball, held by the Italian residents here,
was a great success,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Blackmail aro on a
trip  to  Knotenay  lake.
ty. II ."Dawson leaves tonight for n
three weeks" vlsll io Vancouver and
•I. I». and Mrs. Andorson nnd Miss
Lorna Anderson leave tomorrow on a
visit to Spokane.
Miss Weir is spending a holiday In
The Italian residents made up a
large party and wont on a picnic to
China creek on Sunday and another
party   went   to   Beaver  creek.
II. .1. May, who was formerly in
business at Milestone, Sask., has taken
over ihe business of Arthur Ityde, who
is  now in   training nt Vernon.
GREENWOOD, P.. (.'., Aug. 17.—
C, A. E, Shaw lias been commissioned
a lieu tenant and has been appointed
Instructor to the engineers ni Vernon
'-'imp. Mis sun Alex, who has enlisted,
will accompany him to Vernon.
Gordon Smith lefi today for Toronto,
whero he will attend the school of
Mrs, N. Rutherford, who was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. ,|. U Coles for
a. few .lays, lefi nn Thursiliiy fnr her
home in Hamilton, Ont,
Mrs. C. Russell Is visiting Spokane.
The Jewel mine is temporarily
Queen's Hotel
"Tho Houso of Quality"
TOM H. OXLEY, Proprietor
Leland Hotel
H. BOHART, Proprietor.
Reasonable Rales.   Every Attention
Paid to Travelers.
Tho sportiest Rainbow Trout fishing in B.; O, at Wluitebnn Lake.
Arrow Lakes
nt Edgew.ood, P. C, for particulars.
and Tennis
ote^y ta,
Week End Terms
$5.00   Make Reservation.
The Hotel Allan
Comfortable Rooms—Splendid
'HOTEL ALLAN—T. Dlchcrst, P.
MeWha. C, J. Davidson, E. Murray,
W. W. Permit, R. Miles, P.. Williams.
P. M. Robinson, R. P. Bussett, M. Meintyre, E. F. Phillips, 0*. W. Openshaw,
Phoenix; Arthur Wheeler, Jr.; Trail;
O. E. 'Nelson. Spokane; Harold Ellis,
New York; F. M. Smith, Helena; .T.
.f. Jamieson, L, H. Camni, D. Martell,
.M. lirown, J. Sweeney, Spokane; W.
A. Wools. A. ,|. Ulnnoy, W. Tl. Smythe,
J. Brndslmw, Nelson: II. Wilker. Revelstoke; S. James, Northport; H. V.
Croll, Allcntmvn, Pa..; T. Oley Gordon.
Nelson; S. T. O'Donnell, Spokane; H.
II. Hill, Lethbridge; J. Heron, Winnipeg; J. L. Mcintosh, Vancouver; F.
Pnrry, Toronto; G. E. Trainer, W. S.
Jackson, .1. A. Kinney, Nelson; F. Bowness, Revelstoke; A. G. Mnekie, Vancouver; B, L. Kieney, New York; G.
ft.   Mn river,   Spokane,
Kootenay Hotel
R.  W.   TIMMS,  Prop.	
. Reasonable  Rates
First Class  Rooms and  Board
New    Sewage    Plant    Will    Be   Constructed—Lumber   Company
Commences Operations
(Special to Tbo Daily News.)
CRANBROOK, B. C„ Aug, 17.—The
city council at a meeting today made
arrangements for building a larger and
moro up-to-date sewage disposal plant.
This is necessary nn account of the'
present plant overflowing inlo and
contaminating1 St. Joseph's creek.
Horn, lo .Mr. and Mrs. T. Unities.
twins, a hoy and a girl.
Tiie Canadian Pacific railway has
raised the wages of all laborers io full
scheduled pay.
Harold Brown. .lohn Venus. Fred
Marcelllas and <;. s. i-Tarrlaon lefi
Monday fur Lethliridgi-, when- thoy
will secure employment wilh a threshing outfit.
Miss 0. Third of Fernie Is visiting
.Miss Grundy of Cranbrook.
James  Martin  is  in  Calgary.
Tlie Pea *'ine Lumber, corn pa ny
started operations on a tract of limber
three   miles  east   of   Cranbrook.
P. K. Carman, who has been on a
trip lo Si. Johns. X. P.. and other
cistern pnlals has returned to Crfln*
\V. .1. Ati-hlsou has purchased a new
The Women's Institute of Cranbrook
gave a successful flower ami fancy
work show and au entertainment in
Maple ball lodity, lhe proceeds to go
io   tbe   Ped   Cross.
A. P. Grace, inland revenue collector
of Cranbrook, is very ill,
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0 ' 0
ft ft
0® ® ® ft 0 .._.. 0 0®, ®- ® 0 ® ® ® ® a
(Special to The Dally News.)
PliSSLANI), 13. C. A\t!i;. 17.—A quiet
wedding took place on Monday afternoon at Si. Ceorgc's church when Aliss
Sarah Ralph, daughter of .Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Ralph, was married t» Jesso
Meachnm, Rev. II. W. Simpson performed the ceremony. Mr .and .Mrs.
Meachain will reside In Itussland.
The lawn social given b.v the L. O.
T. M. lasi evening on the grounds adjoining I. O. ". F, hall was a success.
The grounds were decorated with flags
and colored electric lighls. Tbo city
band gave a splendid program antl an
orchestra furnished music fur ibe
dance. There were aboul liO couples
present. The proceedH are for ibe
Red Cross.
Rev. Father MoAstocker of Nelson is
in tlie city today.
Airs. James Lee lias returned from
the const. *
ll. P. -McCrancy leaves shortly for
his home in Vancouver.
Mrs. (i. T. Molr and children are
visiting Nakusp.
Mr. and .Mrs. w. II. llannny have
moved Into the bouse on Columbia
avenue lately occupied by I'.. .Jordan.
A meeting was bold on Sunday night
In St. Andrew's church after the evening services for the purpose «f reorganizing a local branch of the Lord's
Day alliance. (*. 1;. Smith was elect-r
ed President, M. S. .Morrell secretary-
treasurer. The clergy of ibe cily are
ox-officlo vice-presidents, Rev.. C 11.
Mueslis made a number of suggestions
In regard to the local work. The
legal aspect nf tbe situation was considered and responsibility for tho ni-
forcoment of Sunday laws was defined.
.1. P. Ferguson gave an ^dilress at
Si, Andrew's Voting People's society,
lasl night on electricity, lie described
the generator plant at Unnnlngton
Pulls, the method of transmission and
gave many suggestions in regnrd to
the usi- of electrialty in ihe homes.
Airs. Everett Peters and lit tie daughter left Monday morning on a. visit to
Mrs. Peters' mother in Spokane.
Miss Velma Smlih leaves on Wednesday for Vancouver, where she will
attend   normal.
(Special lo The Paily Nows.)
ELKO, B.C., Aug. 17.—Mr. and Mrs.
Wliiffen returned to Medicine Hat this
week after visiting friends here.
Mrs. Barber of Fernie is visit .ing
Mrs.  George Scott tills week.
-Mrs. W. Hutchinson and daughters
left for Vancouver Saturday.
Miss Grace Ross of Kr.ig was the
guest of honor at on automobile, parly
given by Mrs. C. A. Ivllngohsmfth ibis
week to Fernie,
Mrs. E. B. ITolbrook left Saturday
for LeUibrldgo and   Alberta  points.
C. Ayrc of Camrose, Alia., is visiting his parents this week.
Scotty Young and Ernest McKeo
were visillng in Elko over Sunday
wilh  Iheir parents.
(Spocial to The  Daily News.)
MOVIE, P. C„ Aug. 17.—On Thursday W, Dunn left for Hill Port mine
and F. Kesler returned tn Sandon.
OH Friday, Mrs. IV-nrson and daughter Ida left for Cranbrook and Mrs.
R. S, Brown came in from K'imberley.
Mr. Gordon of Calgary came its guest
of ,1. AV.  Pitch.
Born, lo Mr, and Mrs, F. Kesler. a
On Saturday .Mrs. Kecney returned
to  her  ranch at  Glen   Lily.
Mrs. Fylcs and Aliss Jones, guesls of
Airs. R. A. Smith, returned to Cranbrook, taking Miss Mary Roberts und
George Smith.
Miss Georgina Cartwrlght has been
appointed to lake charge uf tbe public
school junior department.
I On Sunday A. Cameron of Klmberley
came down preparatory to moving his
borne to that place.
On Saturday Mrs. P. Conrade was
notified of the deatli of her father. J.
Kandler at .Missoula, Mont., and left
Sunday  morning for  thnt city,
Ob Alonday II. Dimock left for Nelson and Mrs. Dimock and family left
today to make their home In that city.
W. Pitman went io join his brother,
whose home Is now in Klmberley. i G.
Nutt was a visitor to Cranbrook on
Wednesday Morning Sale of Desirable Merchandise
Girls' and Misses' Dresses at $1.50
VALUES   UP   TO   $5.00
SisoK from 12 lo ts years, Plain Linen and Fancy Cotton materials, a
good range of colors nnd a variety of styles.    Plenty of time to wear
them yet this season and you get  them at a  big saving.    Values  up
to Sr.JiO.
Special   This   Morning    SI.50
Sunshades This'Morning at Half Price
These were marked closo enough iu price at first, but you are gelling
a rare bargain at half price.   They cntne in .Mercerized Colton materials and Plain and Fancy Silks.   Regular prices, SLLT, lo %H.ftft.
This Morning Your Choice at 65c to $4.00
Children's White Muslin Dresses for $1.00
VALUES   UP   TO   $5.00
This price does not begin lo pay for materials used and dresses are
ready-made.   White Only.   Organdie and embroidery flouncing, nicely
trimmed with Valenciennes lace.    Sizes up to 12 years.
Price This Morning, Each SI.OO
Women's Blouses at $1.00
Middy Blouses, Aluslin Blouses and Plouses of fine Voile.   All nicely
made in this season's slyles.   Sizes III to 12.    Values up to Vl.Mi.
Sale  Price This   Morning    $1.00
35c Cotton Vests at 25c
"Airey   Wear"  and   "tt'utsou" makes, exlra fine crdion. in  plain or
ribbed styles, wilh  fancy trimmings at  neck.    Alt sizes up  to   10.
35c   Values Today for     25C
The Last of the Combinations at 45c
Pure   While    Knit    Comb!
sleeves   or   sleeveless.     All   si
fl,   with    short
Regular   value,
This   Morning    45c
Children's Rompers SOc
Fine  Ciiamhray,   plain  colors  or stripes.    All
well   made.     Sizes   2   in   i!   years.     Regular   price,
This   Morning    50c
Stamped Cushion Tops 25c
t   or   Denim   In   a   variety   of
:lues  up to Sl.OO.
Stamped on Lh
patterns. Regular
Clearing   Today  at
Bungalow Aprons 4 9c
Good   Fnglisb   Print,    light    and    dark    colors,
splendid   wearing   materials   and   good   full   sizes.
Regular value, ft'.e.
Special Today   40C
Cotton Crepes 19c
Plain or Striped Colton Crepes in a full range
of colors.    Nice soft  materials suitable for dresses
or kimonas.     Regular price. 2ftc.
Selling  Today  at    19C
Children's Socks 19c
Pine Lisle Pose and Socks, White, Black and
Colors, Sizes \K to 7. Regular valuns up to 3fic.
Today's    Price     10C
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
KKR-NIR II. ('., Ans. IT.-- I.fi' Kim.
proprietor or a Chinese restaurant here,
\va.s taken into custody by tile city
police on Saturday evening and was
charged with having contravened ihe
liaunr law. It is alleged that Lee Kim
has heen selling Intoxicants ai his res
tnu rant.
The coroner's jury empanelled lo inquire into the dealu of the mini found
beside lhe Canadian I'luilie railway
track six miles west of here last Saturday, convened on Monday afternoon
and viewed the body. The imiuest was
adjourned until Friday, li developed
on Monday that lie- Calgary police nre
looking for a man of ihe description
of thc deceased, who from documents
found upon the body is believed to be.
.1. ,1. Abbott", for having obtained
money in that city under false pre
lenses. This feature of Mi" case is
now being Investigated.
Lieut.-Col. .1. Mackay returned on
Monday after a four days' leave of ab
sence, and assumed command "f tbe
local internment camp.
On Thursday about GO Italian rcsor,
vislB, whn have been called t« the
colors, will leave hero (or Montreal,
thence to New York, where thoy will
embark for their native land, A smoking concert is being arranged lor
Wednesday night wlien tlie Italian boyn
tuny be  Ihe guests of Fernie citizens.
ispecinl lo The Dally News.)
SLOCAN CITV. 11. c., Aug. 17. -M
William   I'.laekbiirii   of   Vnm ver
the guest of her parents, .Mr. and Mrs.
.1. T. Tipping   here,
.lessle line nnil Nellie (Iriili.iiu wen
lo Lemon creek nn Monday.
.Miss iiiliili si. Denis returned ti
Nelson on  Monday.
Miss I,. M. Nilssnn. who was visit
lug friends in town for a week .re
turned to Snndon on Friday.
.Mrs, W. II. ilriiliniii eniortnlned i
number of friends Friday on ihe oo
cnslon of her daughter Nellie's birth
.Mrs. .1. ninlsh enlertained friend
Saiiird.'iy evciiiu;. in honor nf tie
Misses Annie and Kalle ltinlsh, win
nre home from Nelson,
Wlllllim Cotlerill is Inline from Sil
vorlon for n  fvw days.
Airs. .1. Tattersul and children, who
have spent the last few months in
Rossland. arrived in town yesteri
for a short slay.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
OTTAWA. Aug. 17.—The first telegraphic report issued by the fruit
branch of the department of agriculture indicates that wet weather is seriously affecting t'ne fruit situation in
thc Niagara peninsula. At Burlington
and at other points in thc province of
Ontario, apples are coming on the mar-
kel nnd a few curly pears are being
shipped but wilting is likely seriously
to affect tomatoes nnd potatoes, and
.brown rot Is reported to be Increasing
on peaches und plums in lhe Niagara
At Burlington rain every day has
blighted tho tomato crop seriously.
Plums, however, are a. good crop.
In Norfolk county wet weather hn.s
lowered tho tomato crop 25 per cent
nnd many growers will not be able to
half fill their contracts al 26 cents a
bushel, Prospects for good apples nre
extremely poor, much damage being
done by the apple -worm. II is reported that BO cars. Including apples, pears,
peaches, plums and apricots arrived at
Winnipeg from the east last week.
■ it is announced that French troops
are now in possession of all the Cam-
eroons, and thus the German flag is
hauled down upon the last spot outside
of Europe where ii. has been flying.
There is no reason to douht that tlie
natives will accept the new order wilh
satisfaction, for as a matter <u' fact
while they have been 'belter treated
than any other natives in a German
colony, they never wauled io he a German possession, and indeed fiercely resisted Germany's first attempt to establish her authority over them, says
tlie Toronto Mail and Empire. The
natives, we. may take it for granted, did
not. do much fighting for their white
masters, and will be well pleased if,
when  tlie  war ends,  they  find  them-
There   is
that they
for  !«•   Rr
neers they
tion, and
debt, whic
It    is   In
ider th
■otinlry   Iii
protection of France.
to believe, however,
prefer Great Pritaiu.
nissionarles. and plo-
tnost of their civlllza-
ttve not forgotten the
acquired not so many
lhat   tiie   Cameroons
uboul   1470  by  some
nrers   who  gave    the
ne  Cameroes,    whicli
:*om the greal number
hey were followed in turn by Germans. In the eighties, -when the scram-
hle for African territory was beginning,
tlte Cameroona, perceiving that they
were very likely to fall under the control of some European power, petitioned tho British government to tako
them under its protection, for, knowing
only the British language beside their
own, and having dealings cbieily with
British traders, they preferred that
power lo any other.
Handed Over to Germany.
Tlie request was graciously received,
hut tlie government was very deliberate about taking the necessary aieps.
Learning of what was golns* on, tho
German 'government sent, out tho explorer Xachtigal, and he 'by a ruse induced a petty chief at the mouth of
the Gamoroons river to sign a treaty.,
Then lhe German flag was run up, A.
week later the British consul arrived
in a gunboat, and virtually annexed the
whole of lhe Cameroons. But in the
general settling of European amhilioiiK
Which followed soon afterwards Great
Britain declined to stand in Germany's
way, and eventually the CameroonK
were ceded 1" her, The native chief-
la ins were furious and for a year
maintained warfare with the German
force of occupation. Indeed, they con-
linned to resist until P.rilis-b officials,
in whom ihey bad confidence, persuaded ihem to lay down their arms ami
ncrepl  their fate.
le,) hi-
, how-
■ caui-
of the small prawns which were
in thc great estuary that Is one
predominating features of the
line. The Spanish version of the
Cameroes, was taken up by K
navigators, and by them convorl
to Cameroons, The Portuguese,
ever, obtained no foothold
croons, and ihe Cirst glimpse of civilization tiie natives, called the Dualns,
received was obtained from French,
Dutch and English slave traders, who
used occasionally lo visit tlie country.
It is said that lo ihis day in lhe interior, there is some slave*-trading, but
this interior is probably one of tlie
last known places nn the habitable
globe, and hi the opinion of Sir Harry
Johnson, its thorough exploration is
likely to lead to ihe discovery of some
species of animals hitherto unknown.
Civilized   by   Baptists.
Until about tlio middle of the nine-
teeuth century the fierceness of the
natives kept Europeans at a distance.
and bad it nol been for a number of
missionaries, chiefly Baptists. Uie
Cameroons might today be ia a stale
of absolute savagery. However, the
British Baptist mission, which had established ilself ahout 1840 in Uie island of Fernando !'°- "'!!-'*'!l is :ll,,"'i"
20 miles from the Cameroons, despatched some of their number to tho
unknown coast opposite. These missionaries were for the most part educated negroes'from tlie West Indies.
Notable anion*; them was Joseph
Merrick, who was a genius in African
philology and dose dictionary of the
Istibu tongue is the standard authority
on the subject, White missionaries
followed tbe negroes, among them Alien! Saker, who more than any other
man was responsible for civilizing the
people of the Cameroons.
Asked  British  Protection.
According to Hit- Harry Johnson, by
reasoning by example and teaching
useful trades, be won over the Duala
and the Ishbu from the trade In sluves
to the trade in palm oil, ivory and other products of the country. He taught
them to read, write and print their own
togue, to be good carpeniers, hrick
cakers and bricklayers. He made their
lives busy and contented ami Uie Cam.
eroons o safe place for the while man
to travel in. British trades, as usual,
followed the British missionaries, and
To Keep Skin White,
Velvety t Wrinkle-Free \
.l.C.M. says: "I Perspire so excessively that powder makes my face
streaky these flays and creams make
it greasy and shiny. What can I use?"
Try the plan recommended  in  Helen.
M.H. writes: "My sktn seems so loose
and wrinkly in hoi weather. What Will
help it?" 1'se a wash lolion made by
dissolving 1 nz, powdered saxolilo in
1« pi. witch hazel. Tliis is immediately effective in any wrinkled or
flabby condition, I'se once a, day for
a while ami  results will surprise you.
illelen: A simple way to keep your
skin smooth, soft and white is to apply ordinary mercolized wax before
retiring, washing it off in tiie morning;
This keeps the face free from the par-
tlcles of lifeless cuticle which constantly appear. The wax absorhs these
worn-out particles, so the younger*
fresher, healthier skin Is always hii
view. An ounce of mereoli/.od wax
may be had at small cost. at. any drug1
store, Use like cold cream.—Amit
Sally in Woman's Realm,
Don't Use Dangerous|  \
Antiseptic Tablets
It is an unnecessary risk. Use the
safe antiseptic and germicide, A.-bsor-.
bine. .Ir.—it kills germs quickly and
'.surely without any possibility ott
harmful results; made of pure herbs,
nou-pnlsonous and there is no danger
Whatever if the. children get hold of
the bottle. Tt retains its germicidal
powers even wlien diluted ono part,
of Absorbinc, Jr., to 100 parts water--^
and its antiseptic powers one part
Absorbinc. ■ Jr. to :'00 parts water.
Tbe germicidal properties of Absorbinc. Jr., have been tested and pror--
en both in laboratory ami actual practice. Detailed laboratory reports mailed upon request.
Absorbine.   Jr.,   $1.00   and   $2.00   pe,c
bottle at druggists or postpaid.
• A   libera!   trial   bottle   postpaid  for
10c in stamps.    W.  F. Young,  T'.DJA,
445  Lymans  Bldg.,   Montreal,   Can.
Cfce Batty Jeto#7
!•"  WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 1919.  >l
Frolicsome aa Colt, Says Farmer—But
Government Counsel Believes It
■ Dates Back to Boer War.
' <By Dally News Leased Wire.)
WOLFV1LLE; N.S., Aug. 17.—The
sale of a horse as. "frolicsome as a
colt," according to the farmer who sold
It to the remount department -buyer
ihere) last August, but which John
Thompson, K.C., counsel for the Davidson "war contracts commission, now inquiring Into tbe Nova Scotia horse
deals thinks may he a horse registered
at the time of the Boer war was disclosed In evidence todaf.
The man who sold the horse to the
remount agent is J. M. Whitman and
he swore the horso was about 13 Instead of over 2(1 years old. Former
owners of tho horse will be called on
to attempt to establish its age.
The sessions of the commission wore
Date Steamer To
Sept. 8— Carthaginian   ...Glasgow
Sept. 12—^Corinthian    London
Sept. 18— Hesperian   ..   ..Liverpool
Sept. 19— "Sicilian  London
Sept. 22— Pretorian    Glasgow
Sept, 25— Corsican    Liverpool
Oct.   2— Scandinavian  ...Liverpool
Oct. 13— Carthaginian    Glasgow
Oct 17— *Cor!nthian ■,..,.,. ■. London
•Calling at Havre, East and Westbound.
Fall Information from any Railway or Steamship Agent, or W. IL
ALLAN, Gen'l. Nor.-Weat Agent,
364 Main Street, Winnipeg.
an air of novelty today when two
clergymen, Rev. P. S'. * McGregor of
Wolfville and Rev. N. _A. Whitman,
Preeport, and Joliet Smith, gave evidence on their horse transactions with
the government
O. H, D. bchnfleld, Wolfville swore
he was paid $850 for five horseB and
he had lost money on them,
P. L. Sangster, who appeared to be
reading from a batch of enrds similar
to the receipt forms used by the buyers, asked if Schofield gave the agent
particulars of his horses and the witness answered in the negative.
Three hundred and thirty-five dol
lars was paid to S. L. Greenfield by
W. P. McKay for two horses. Witness
got one of them in a trade for a horse,
a yoke nf oxen nnd 4000 barrel staves.
It was touched in the wind. He told
the veterinary nothing ahout this, It
could probably run two miles.
T.    P.    Hutchinson,  who   took   tbo
horses bought in this vicinity to Val
earlier,  said  they all  acted  well  and
tbo majority were good value for the
money paid.
(By Dally News leased Wire.)
OTTAWA, Aug. 17.—Neither the
acting minister of militia, Senator
Lougheed, tho deputy minister, adjutant-general or lhe director of trans
port, nor any one else in authority in
the militia department has been notified that Canadian troops have been
despatched to the Dardanelles. Nor
does any one here know whether there
are any Canadian troops or medical
units on board tho Royal Edward,
which has been sunk in the*Aegean
sea. It is considered probable here
that Hon. T. C. Casgrain, postmaster-
general, will be in po^sc:;:;ion of information concerning tbe rumored move
ment of Canadian troops to that theatre of operations which has not been
imparled to any one else. It Is probable ho has been requested to make
arrangements for accommodations and
that this information has been received
in this manner.
H. V. MEREDITH. E*.. PraUut.
It. B. Ann. Eiq. E. B. Gre.uhl.lda, Eaq.
Sir Willi.™ MudniU. Hod. Robt. M.ckir.
SirTlioi.5b.ufhn.Hr.K.C.V.O. C. R. Hoirncr. E,q.
A. fi.uniiirl.a. Eiq. C. B. Gordon, Etq,
H, R. Drummond. Eiq. D. Forbt. Angu*. Eiq,
Wm. McMwter, Eiq,
Sir Fridarick WiUi.mi-T.Flor, LL.D.,Ctaer«l Miuut
Capital Paid Up • $16,000,000.
Rait ... 16,000,000.
Undivided Profit.   • 1,252,864.
Total A.ieta (April, 1115) 289,562,678.
art a life and convenient meant of transmitting money to any point
ia Canada or the United Statet. Such Money Orderi may be
obtained at any Branch of the Bank of Montreal.
LeB. B. DeVeber, Manager, Nelson Branch;
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co.
of Canada, Limited
Offices, Smelting and Refining Department
Purchasers oi Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead Ores
8,8. BALTIC, 23,000 tons  AUGUST 18th
First Class, $110.00; Second, $50.00 Third, $37.50
8.S. CYMRIC, 13,000 tons  AUGUST 27th
Carries only Cabin, $50.00, and Third Class, $33.75
S.8. ARABIC, 16,000 tons  SEPT.    1st
Carries only Cabin, $50.00, and Third Class, $3625
8.8. ADRIATIC, 25,000 tons   SEPT.   8th
First Class, $120.00;  Second, $50.00; Third, $37.50
NEW S.S. LAPLAND, 19,000 tons   ...SEPT. 15th
First Class, $95.00; Second, $50.00; Third, $36.25
To England Under Neutral Flag
Large, Fast American Steamers, Under the American Flag
and every .Saturday thereafter
Large, Fast America
First Class, $95.00; Second Class, $65.00; Third Class, $40.00
Company's Office, A. E. Disney, Pass. Agent, 619 Second Ave., Seattle
W. H. KETCHUM, Agent, O. N. Ry. D. SMEATON, Agent, C. P. Ry.
J. E. BLUMENAUER, D. T. A., C. P. Ry.
Vancouver and Return
On Sale Daily Aug. 10th to 18th
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Via Arrow Lakes or Kettle Valley Line Through
Okanagan Lake or Via Herritt
Through Sleeping Car Arrowhead-Vancouver
Tickets and berth reservations from any agent or write
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[Markets - Mining - Finance
New   York   Has   Mors   Unrestrained
Trading in War Specialties—Gold
Receipts Relieve Situation.
(By Dally Ne«M Leased Wire.)
NiBW YORK ,Auff. 17.—In its main
chao-actfiristlcs today's stock market
again covered familiar ground. There
was further unrestrained toding in
wa shares, including- seveal issues in
which public interest or support had
heretofore- been utterly lacking"- more
Oi= Ibhm nefjiect of trie Himidard railways
and recurrent weakness In foreign exchange. This latter condition was
partly rectified toward tlie end of the
session, the receipt of $4,600,000 Japanese gold from Canada and a semi-
confidential statement Indicating tho
coming flotation of a British loan here
gave strength to the general financial
Trading in the first two hours was
on the -basis of almost 1,600,000 shares
for tho day hut slackened visibly later.
As usual war stocks, together with
United State Steel which sold up to
77U, its highest quotation since 1912,
contributed more than their quota to
tho grand total, which aggregated
1,070,000 shares. The only stocks -to
make new high records were Westing-
house at 120% and Maxwell Motors
first preferred at !)2.
There were suggestions in thc course
of the day that conservative Wall
street is taking less interest in. the
movement of the "war contract" issues,
especially those whoso continued advance is made possibly mainly from the
small amounts of stock available for
speculative purposes. It is noteworthy
also that tho financial Institutions are
exercising greater prudence. Foreign
selling was again a factor, London's
-tower level for the American list being followed- by further offerings here,
chiefly of transcontinentals and grangers.
Various issues included in the former
Gould group were heavy on the Missouri Pacific receivership which was
without influence elsewhere,
■Tlie early' weakness in exchange
caused somo foreign selling. Total
sales, par value, $3,500,000. I'nited
States 2s declined \i on call.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
WTNINTPEG, Aug. 17.—It is announced this morning that the Manitoba government has released tho sys-
temtem of public owned elevators in
the province to the Grain Growers
Grain company. Tlie new lease extends
for one year and will be on the old
rental basis of 6 per cent, of the cost
of the system.
« ♦
0 METAL. 0
0 0
{By Daily Newa Leaaed Wire.)
/NEW TOniC, Aug. 17.—Stiver, 46%;
at London, 22 13-lC.
Lead: At St. Louie, 4.35; at New
York, 4.40; at London, £20 17s fld; at
Montreal, 5.30.    -
Spelter not quoted at New York;
at London: Spelter,  £59 10s.
Copper quiet; electrolytic, 17.25 at
IS; at London: Spot copper, £C7 2s 6d;
futures,   £08 7s fid;   electrolytic,   £80.
* A A A H, A, A. A, ft 4% A *, 4> ft 4% * * *.
«J§;; * 4
** GRAIN. «.
« 0
(By Dally Nowa Leased Wire.)
'WINNIPEG, Aug. 17.—Wlieat: Oct.,
?l,02»i: Dee., $1.02%; May, 51.08i4.
Oats: Oct., 38*4.
Flax: Oct., Jl.43'4.
'Minneapolis: Wheat: Sept., Sl.04%';
Dee., 11.04; May. $1.08%.
Chicago: Wheat: Sept., $1.05%; Dec,
$1.05%; May, $1.10%.
* <9
«> PRODUCE. «.
(By Dally News Leased Wire.)
MONTREAL, Aiifr. n._Choose: Finest westerns, 12% at ft; easterns, 11%
at 12%.     ,
Butter: Choicest creamery, 27% at
27'34; seoonds, 28% at 20%.
Eggs: Fresh. 27 at 28; selected, 25
at 20; No. 1 stock, 23; No. 2 stock, 20.
Pork: Heavy Canada short mess,
29; short cut hack, 28%.
1 (By Dally News Leased Wire.)
MONTREAL. Aug;. 17.—Stocks of the
Canadian war order group developed a
reactionary tendency today under a
comparatively small volume of selling'
and losses wero fairly general at the
close. Canadian Car common, which
was under some pressure on the Now
York curb, was the weakest of tho-
group, declining from 116 Monday to
105 and closing at tho lowest. Scotia
fell from 88 to 83% and closed at the
Iron declined1 1% to 43% and also
closed at the lowest. Steel of Canada
broke sharply to 28% in tho morning
and recovered part _of tho loss inter,
closing at 2A%. The decline was the
first downward movement, of any Importance (for two weeks ar more.
In moving about among different
mines in different mining regions, we
ome across things here and there that
if noted and recorded might be a help
to "the other fellow," as well as to our.
selves and the mining public. These
terns toy themselves seem loo trivial
for an elaborate treatise, ibut collectively may be of use to the average prospector and miner. For example, the
question often arises, will a vein and
ore body "keep down"oi- continue to
he profitable with depth? Is such a
Kind of formation or rock favorable?
and so forth. The verdict in theso
cases is the result of experience. Generally speaking no bard and fast rules
can be laid down. Circumstances and
local condition may materially change
or alter things. What may be the common experience in one mine, locality or
region may. not apply in another. There
are a few general rules with many exceptions. The useful thing to do is to
note certain occurrences in the field
that have come under one's own personal observation and (to use a miner's
phrase) have "panned out" successfully
or otherwise and to record them.
Ore* Bearing Rocks.
As regards particular kinds of rock
in this region favorable for ore: These
aro principally crystalline schists or
slates, limestones, locally altered into
marble, by the heat of molten rock, and
quartziteB similarly altered from original sandstones, Theso are called "met-
amonphic" rocks or rocks of sodimen-
tary origin that have been changed or
metamorphized into erystallino and
harder conditions, but are not true lg-
neus, once molten rocks, such as granites and porphyries. The latter, of usually a dark greenish gray color, may
be called dike or "intrusive" rocks,
coming up through fissures penetrating
all th© formations. These are of true
Igneous or intense heat origin. The
metamorphic crystalline rocks and the
igneous rocks are 'those in this region
which principally contain our ores. Unaltered shales or limestones, sbowinV
no heat influences, are not likely ore>
carrier, because heat and hot water ar*a
essentials in generating and depositing' the precious metals. Where evidence of these is absent there is little
chance for ore. Hence the baked, boiled, crystallized, rocks and the once m°l-
ten igneous rocks are the likely onos.
And in this Kootenay region such rooks
Openings in Rocks to Receive Ore,
Having found the likely rocks, we
must have openings and weak places In
them, accessible and favorable to the
attack, penetration and saturation oC
ore bearing solutions and for deposition of metallic minerals. Hence next
to evidences of heat and hot waters,
evidences of great disturbance of the
rocks are to be looked for, for openings for ascent and deposition of ore by
mineral bearing solutions. ,Rocks must
ibe folded, crumpled, upheaved, fissured
and sometime* crushed into small
pieces or into an adobe mas* called
"breccia," bo as to be penetrable by
ore-bearing, and,   ore-depositing   solu
tions. Rocks that are hard and unde-
composed and lie evenly on regular
beds on one another, showing no signs
of great disturbance or heat influences
since they were laid down by water
are unfavorable to ore. When these
rocks show evidence of intense crumpling, crushing and disturbance, ore is
likely to occur, particularly in these
dlstnrued conditions are accompanied
by the presence of true eruptive molten
rocks, such ns porphyries or lavas.-The
intruStion of these igneous rocks is an
extra favorable sign to the prospector
who will look for ore at the contact
zone or line of contact between them
and the other rocks.
In the Curlew district, Wash., and in
other localities porphyry dikes have entered beds ot limestone and changed
the rock for some distance into white
crystalline' marble, Ore is found only
in this marbleizCd "contact" zone, away
from It, In the unaltered limestone it
gradually fades out, showing that heat,
combined with heated water and gases
due to the intrusion of the molten
igneous dike were essential in the production of ore at that point. In the
Nickel Plate mine at Hediey, b. C, a
peculiar porphyry penetrates the overlying limestones and at the "zone of
contact" and for some distance up in
the limestone, heat from the porphyry
has crystallised out the original impur-
ties of the limestone into various gem-
like minerals and crystals, such as garnets, etc. Mingled with these and within this "contact" zone is the ore. As
signs of heat influence diminish upward, garnets and ore likewise diminish and fade out ultimately in the unaltered limestone, showing again how
heat and hot waters are essential for
ore deposition. A feature noticeable
here and in the Curlew and probably
in other districts, is that when an area
becomes a local volcanic centre for the
eruption of Igneous dikes, of many varieties of porphyry, the ore is generally
associated with and confined to but
one nr two varieties of rook,
Suitable openings for tho entrance of
nrn-hearins solutions and deposition of
ores are of many different kinds and
origin. Most of them result from the
crumpling corrugating movements In
the rocks, others from the disturbance
caused by the intrusion of igneous
dikes or sheets and others from tho
soluble character of certain rocks, such
as limestone, readily attacked by acid
solutions and replaceable by metals.
Fissurlng results from squeezing,
crumpling or, upheaving forces applied
to the rocks. Rocks will bear compressive strain, folding or crumbling up to
a certain point, then like a bent stick
the stone arch breaks and slips and a
fissure results. Some rocks are moup
pliable and easily folded than others,
such as schists, slates and thin-bedded
limestones, These may be greatly
crumpled and folded into arches and
troughs before, breaking or flssuring
by a fault fissure, such as is commonly
the earn with more rigid massive rooKH,
like granite or massive UmeBtane.
These beds not only fold and crumple
(Continued on Page Sevon,).
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WANTED—Setters, waiter, waitress,
shlnglebolt makers, general servants,
country, steel sharpener.
JUNIOR    MAM    CLERK    required;
stenographer   preferred.   Apply   at
C.P.R. offices, depot. (1310)
WANTED—Two experienced mlllmcn,
accustomed to concentration of lead
and zinc ores. Mill equipped with jigs,
Delster and Wiifiey tables. Apply giving experience lo Monarch mine, Field,
B.C. (1298)
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WANTED—Lady help and good general servant.    Apply with full particulars to Mrs. H. N. Glossop, Kettle
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suites and rooms for rent.    Terms
moderate.   A. Macdonald & Co. (1244)
FOR. RENT—Furnished housekeeping
rooms.  Apply over Poole Drug Company., (12B1)
FOR   RENT—Small   plastered   house,
with wator, $5.00 per month.   Apply
corner Kootenay  ave and Third  St.,
City. (1299)
FURNISHED SUITES for rent.   Apply Kerr Apartments, (1242)
FOR RENT—Clean,   nicely   furnished
housekeeping rooms;   gas   and coal
stoves;   terms reasonable.    507 Silica
street. (1293)
FOR   KENT — Suites   of   furnished
housekeeping    rooms    ln    Annable
block.   Enquire room 32. (1243)
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Box 1284, Dally News. (1284)
ments in Condensed Columns, kindly
mention you saw it ln The News—it
will help you.	
WA:NTED—Teacher holding first class
British Columbia certificate, for
Wardner school. Term begins Aug. 23.
Salary $85 per month. Charles Barnes,
soeretary. (1290)
FOR RENT — Furnished room with
ibuard;   good   location;   917   Vernon
St.  (1283)
FOR   SALIC— General   store   and   lot.
Apply J. II. Hines, Columbia Gardens, B.C. (1262)
NOW'is the best time to have new furs
made up arid old one* remodelled o.
repaired. You get a considerable re*
auction during the summer. G. Glaser,
Furrier, 811 Mill St., Nelaon, B.C. 1
ean tan your skin and fix vour bead
FOR SALE—Butter    iSnterl    chea
Prints    5    lbs. at a time.    Nelso
Creamery, P.O. hex  1102. -       (130!
SAVE THAT $1.00 a thousand whe
ordering shingles.    Order from U
Arrow Lakes Shingle    Co.,    Nakus
B.C. (130:
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FOR   SALE—18-foot   cedar   Inline!
Evenrude motor In good conditio
$150.   Box 1301, Daily News.       (1301
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ply P.O. box 220, Nelson, B.C.     (1298
WANTED TO BUY—Good horse aboi
1000 lbs.   Also wagon. Price must 1
reasonable for ca.sh.    Nelson Cream
cry, P.O. box 1192. (1302
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Nelson. (1291
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in respectable family where sho cnul
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WANTED—Flemish   Gianls.     Baxen
dab', Proctor. (1308
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Day and night.   Phone 242.
E. K. STRACHAN, 120 Baker stree
plumbers' supplies, estimates free
work guaranteed.   Phone 262,
WANTED—Everybody to know wher
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 WEDNE8DAY, AUG. 18, 1915,     ]
jSes;| Copy
Picnic Supplies
in tin8 and gla8s jars
olive8, green or ripe
ipickle8,   lettuce,   celery
Local hothouse tomatoes
per Pound   150
Three for   IOC
Two for  25C
Boxes    -.25c
for Basket    30c
J'hree Pounds  25c
Dozen  40C
per Dozen 30Ci 40c and 50c
Dozen    | Oc
itar Grocery
•tort of Quality
Take It to Taylor, the Tinker, he'll
fix It.   Box 533. (1309)
Fire Insurance written In old established companies. C. W. Appleyard.
Telephone 444. (1291)
I have five first class houses for
rent^from 117 to $22.50 per month.
™ Appleyard. (1278)
C. W.
Ilur Ice Cream Parlor
to now opened.
I We make our own Ice Cream of
|x»l and pure Cream.   Come in
nd try the real thtnc
Coquette Bros.
Bakers and Confectlonera.
I'hone 268. 616 Baker 8t.
Chinook Coal
m delivered. See sample
at our office,
IVest Transfer Co
|er ton delivered. See sample lump
at our office.
ITSLLAND, Ont.—A Canadian zinc
liction plant will be in operation in
Eltand before Nov. 1. The newly-ln-
liorated Canadian Zinc company,
Ich Is owned by the Weedon Mining
■ipany, has acquired a large indus-
■1 plant ln Welland, and a contract
J been made with tbe hydro-electric
I an initial allotment of 1,000 horse-
Thls will make Welland's first
Itrlc smelting plant. Initially
■ted States ores will be used, but It
gjepected that in a few months the
will be supplied from the mines
Bed by the company at Nottingham,
The Lady Foresters will hold a dance
from 9 till 12 o'clock this evening In
K. of P. hall.   Admission 25c.     (1311)
C. W. Appleyard Is agent for the
London Assurance Corporation of London, England. Telephone 444.     (1297)
Nelson Brand jam la made from the
beat Kootenay fruita and B.C. eugar
by British Columbia labor. At all
grocers, (1246)
Baptist S. S. picnic at City park this
afternoon. All parties going are asked
to he at the Elford Boat Co., at 1:30
and 2 p.m, for conveyance. (1312)
G. Glaser, furrier, Nelson, will be in
Rossland on Trlday, the 20th, at Allan
hotel, and In Trail Saturday, 21, at
Arlington hotel for convenience of his
numerous patrora. (1292)
Two fires Inside 24 hours. No fur.
th r argument should be encessary to
make you protect your property fully.
Instruct C. W. Appleyard to write the
policy today. Telephone 444.        (1297)
Launches for the Presbyterian
church 'basket picnic at Ferndale park
on Wednesday, tho 18th, will leave El
ford's float at 9 o'clock and every half
hour thereafter or as launch loads assemble. The first three trips will carry
school children, Iboys at 9, girls 9:30,
primary 10 o'clock. A committee will
care for the children's safety. A good
program.   Fare 25 cents return. (1305)
(Continued from Page Six.)
. Joseph Choate ia a brave man.
Ithe  supreme  court,  general  term,
|n he was   arguing   an   important
Chief Justice Van Brunt wheel-
Haround  in  his chair and  began  a
It    with    Justice    Andrews.      Mr.
late ceased  speaking;   Justice Van
Jnt turned and looked inquiringly.
■four   honor,"   said   Mr.  Choate,   "I
le just 40 minutes in which to make
| final argument.    I  shall need  not
'. every second of that time to do it
', but I shall also need your un-
Rded attention."
le got it.
j J4, 1 and 2 pound cans.
|o1e—ground—pulverized —
Ip Fine Ground for Percolators.
"There is a witchery ahout the smell
of new-mown hay that appeals to human kind of high as well as low degree," writes Edward Albes in a
recent number of "The Bulletin of
the Pan American Union," Washington, D. C. "There seems to fee a tend,
ency to revert to the primitive and
bucolic in most of us, however effete
and blase our tastes may have become, and the fragrance of the fields
gratifies tho olfactory nerves of prince
and pauper, of scullery maid as well
as the pampered social butterfly whose
more or less remote ancestors doubtless breathed in the perfume aa it rose
from the dew-covered, tender grass
they mowed with shining blade and
gathered with their own strong arms.
The attraction of the perfume has lingered even -through many generations.
"New-mown hay, however, is not
always available, bo the art of the
perfumer has been called upon "to
gratify the sense of smell which longs
for this particular aroma, and 'new-
mown hay' has been added to the
varied 'perfumes of Araby' used as
toilet accessories in liquid form by the
devotees of fashion;" Perfumes, how
ever, like many other things, are not
always what they seem.
'Grass, freshly cut or otherwise, has
had nothing to do with tho production
of the sweet-scented liquid labeled
new-mown hay.* The source of the
essence is really a bean. Not the prosaic, but a bean that grows in that
section of the world where once El
Dorado, the 'Gilded One,' was thought
to rule in glittering splendor; that
fabled land In the fruitless quest of
which so many daring, gold-loving adventurers spent money, time and even
lives most lavishly.
"It is known as the Tonqua or Tonka
bean, and Us habitat is to ^be found in
the tropical countries of South America, chiefly In the valleys of the Orinoco, Caura, and Cuchivero rivers in
Venezuela and certain sections of Colombia and Brazil.
"The bean is the seed of Depterlx
odorata, a tree belonging to the le-
gumlnosae or pulse family. The genus
comprises about eight species, all large
trees, to be found in the forests of
the countries named and having no
representative in northern localities.
The Tonqua-bean tree in some cases
reaches a height of 60 feet with
trunk as much as three feet In diameter; it lias pinnate leaves and 'large
panicles of flowers, which are sue
ceeded by a pod containing a single
seed. The pods are about two inches
long, almond shaped, and very thick;
the seed is about an inch long and
shaped like a large kidney bean; It has
a wrinkled skin of black color when
ready for the market. The odor, which
Is remarkably strong, resembles that
of sweet clover or new-mown hay, and
is due to the presence of coumarin, a
crystallizable, volatile, neutral substance which is soluble in alcohol or
ether and somewhat so in boiling
water, from which It crystallizes on
cooling. The beans are often frosted
with crystals of this substance giving
them the appearance of being sugar-
"In Venezuela the tree Is known as
sarrapia, and the men engaged in the
collection of the beans are called sar-
hapieros. These collectors in Venezuela and Colombia usually set out for
the forest in February when the fruit
begins to ripen. They go up the rivers
in canoes or skiffs by the hundreds,
stopping wherever the trees are plentiful and when the fruit begins to fall
get busy. The pods are gathered and
taken to some open space where sunshine Is plentiful and there carefully
crushed and the beans extracted and
then spread out to dry. When thoroughly dried they are loaded into the
boatsvand transported to Ciudad, Bolivar or some other convenient port,
where they are sold to the exporting
merchants. Here they go thro.ugh a
process of crystallization by being
steeped in strong rum or alcohol for
about 24 hours and then again dried.
It is the drying process which causes
the shiny white crystals to appear on
the surface and which causes the beans
to shrink and gives them their wrinkled' apeparance.
"During the year ending June 30,
H913, the United States imported 783,-
888 pounds of these beans, valued at
$1,1*40,400. They lend their fragrance
to high grade tobacco, fine toilet soap,
to "brilliantine" and other hair dressings and dyes, to dainty cosmetics that
softlv tint the cheeks  and    lips    of
like leaves of on unbound book under
lateral     pressure,   but   also   fissure.
Crumpled beds slip over or under one
another, grinding, grooving, polishing
or "sltckersliding" one another's surfaces.   By   this   finsuring   movement,
spaces    are opened  between one bed
and another of a lenticular shape, offering opportunities for the penetration
of  ascending  mineral   solutions,   and
the deposition of ore, especialy in the
crowns or tope of the arches or corru
gat tons,  which,  like  the  leaves  of i
crumpled book, are most liable to open
crevices at such points.    It was thus
that the celebrated "Saddle Reefs" de
posits   of   Bendigo,    Australia,   were
formed. The ore was collected in openings in the tops of the folds or arches.
Somewhat similar conditions have been
observed at the Silver Hoard and other
mines in the Ainsworth district of British Columbia.    It has been noted in
these that as long as this corrugated
disturbed  condition   continues  in  the
limestones,  there Is  ore.    When  this
folding dies out into even, undisturbed
beds, ore ceases because of no openings
in  such  accessible to  ore    solutions.
Such  corrugated strata are liable  to
break locally in fault fissures.   These
are often accompanied by crushing of
the   nock   intio   small   (fra-gments    or
"brecia," which is a condition particularly   favorable   to   ore   impregnation.
The fragments are often found cemented together by ore, showing that ore
solutions deposit their ore In broken
weak or soluble places in the rock so
prepared to receive them.   In limestone
acid solutions gradually  dissolve  the
rock and replace it, grain by grain, or
molecule   by  molecule,    with    metal,
much as rottenness replaces the sound
fruit of an apple.    Large   bodies   or
chambers of ore are so formed by this
'replacement process," not by a previous hollowing out of a cavity in limestone and then filling it like a basin
with ore poured in, but rather by the
slow replacement or substitution process.   Limestone is not an ore-generator, but a receptable only.   The generators or ore are the porphyries and igneous rocks, hence the favorable signs
of their presence in a mining area.
Continuance in Depth of Veins.
Geuerally speaking,   ore  bodies    In
weli-defined fissues in granite, igneous
and metumorphic, crystalline rocks are
favorable to continuity in depth as far
down  as ordinary mining can reach,
subject, however, to changes in quantity and values of the ore.   The width
and surface length of a voln in such
formations bears a commensurate re
lation to its depth.   A strong, well-defined   mineralized   vein   traceable  for
several thousunds of feet   along   the
surface,  may    safely be assumed    to
"keep down" to a depth proportionate
to the length of its outcrop, or to even
greater depths.
It is not necessary for a fissure vein
to be a single wide and long mineralized quartz vein, for it to "keep down"
to great depths, but a zone of small
more or less parallel or connected
veins, such as characterize the Slocan
and several other districts of British
Columbia, whose course is traceable in
a broad swath through the mountains,
It may be for miles, may reasonably be
assumed to continue down in depth.
The quartz of the veins certainly will,
though there may be many variations
and interruptions in the ore und its
values, but such veins have rarely, if
ever, been proven to play out in min-
able depth. Veins in some mines have
been followed down and abandoned
from encountering a fault, or crossing-
dige and from the miner not understanding the peological conditions or
the probability of finding the resumption of the vein with a little intelligent
search. True, well-defined ore-bearing
quartz veins of workable size have
rarely if ever been exhaustively "bot
tomed" in mining, though we admit
that in some cases ore with depth has
depreciated in quantity and in quality
and value und in some rarer cases may
have increased in quantity and value.
Of course, there is a downward limit in
which fissures close tight and cease
and quartz and ore cease, but It is rare
that these limits are reached by mining. It is possible that a region of fissure veins might be so intensely and
deeply crowded that only the roots of
such veins are now to be found, but
such is not the common experience. The
comparatively shallow mining so far
done In British Columbia has not, we
think, in any case proven that average
fissure veins in crystalline rocks have
given out absolutely In minable depths,
but the contrary.
A mine has been abandoned because,
temporarily, from some local cause,
such as a dike or a fault or merely
barren zone, ore has ceased. Other
parties have taken hold and dared to
go deeper and the resumption of the
vein has been found.
Veins in Schists.
Veins in schist have a reputatiun of
being uncertain and "pockety" and
with some truth. Yet there are some
good profitable veins and mines in
this formation. Owing to the thin-
bedded character of schists.and slates
and their pliability, these rocks, more
than others, when compressive strains
are applied, are subject to crumple, fold
or corrugate and when the beds, like
leaves of an unbound book, are pushed
over one another, narrow lens-like
spaces or openings result, and such,
later occupied by ore and vein matter,
produce zones of lenticular or so-called
"pockety" deposits, if these lenses are
nearly parallel or close together or
twisting into one another and connecting, they may make an almost continuous workable zone, like a so-called
true-fissure vein and prove as valuable. If the lenses along a zone are far
apart it may take all the values derived from one lens or pocket to reach
the next pocket and so on indefinitely
and the mine is unprofitable, but not
from tho ore-bearing zone absolutely
giving out in ore. The pockets might
be followed along their zone, laterally,
or downward, and might continue beyond the ordinary limits of mining into
depths unknown. The ore-bearing zone
then does not give out, even in this
pockety formation. And when such a
zone can be traced along the face or
mountain for thousands of feet n
may reasonably be assumed to continue down to proportionately greater
depths. -    :-
A mineralized  zone lying more or
less evenly between beds of schist, has
right to be considered a "true fis
sure cutting squarely across the beds.
because the ore lenses occupy a true
fissure between two leaves of strata
that have been violently pushed past,
over or under one another leaving a
true opening between them accessible
to ascending mineral solutions. That
the lenses occupy a true fissure Is
shown by the enclosing walls being
thoroughly polished or slickersided,
like those of a true fissure vein and in
this respect differing from a so-called
"bedded vein" or a coal seam. The ore
body might be called a "bedded fissure
vein" conformable with the bedding of
tbe strata rather than cutting across
"Bedded fissure veins" of this kind,
not uncommon in British Columbia,
may form valuable mining zones whose
profitable depth may be assumed with
as much reason as that of normal fissure veins. In all cases the ore solutions ascended through zones of "least
resistance." In schists and slates this
would naturally -lje between the leaves
of the strata rather than across them.
Ih limestones, fissures may cut across
the rock formation or conform to and
lie between the limestone bedsi impreg.
nated then on either side with ore. The
large bodies, pockets or chambers of
ore in this rock result from hot avid,
mineral solutions dissolving and eating
away gradually the limestone and replacing it with metalliferous matter.
Hence the often large size of these
Untetttune ore deposits and their irregular nature and occurrence. A mine in
limestone is one ot uncertain but great
possibilities, due to the soluble nature
of the rock being so favorable an ore
receptacle. Its possibilities for ore
are enhanced If the limestone beds are
disturbed and contorted and traversed
by, or in the vicinity of, eruptive
igneous rocks.
A fissure vein of large size in massive granite or igneous rocks can generally be depended on to continue down
below minable depths. Thc fissure is
liable to be clear-cut, with well-defined walls, but subject, like all veins,
to widenlngs and plnchlngs, to alteration of rich, lean or barren zones. The
Idea that veins and ore deposits do
not "go down" in such crystalline rocks
of igneous origin is more a "bogy" than
a real and just cause of anxiety.
Remember This Is Half-Day
Specially Priced Merchandise for Early Buyers
beauty, to flavoring extracts used in I sure" vein," as much as the orthodox
confections and to many other things. | type which is supposed to occupy a fls-
LONDON.—The London newspapers
are urging upon the British government the advlsubility of adopting the
steel helmet, as well as some simple
form of protective breast armor for tho
troops In France and Flanders. France,
Belgium and Germuny huve been experimenting along this line fur some
time, and France has recently definitely adopted a light steel helmet,
suggesting in design the headpiece
worn by men-at-arms six centuries
"One of the most remarkable features of the war," remarks the Times,
"has been the return to older. If not
to ancient methods. The steel fort has
been discredited and the earthwork
justified; the strength and direction of
the wind hus become a leading factor
once again, as It wuh in the days of
bows and arrows, since aeroplanes are
affected by the wind and gas attacks
determined by it, hand grenades, bombs
and catapaults have assumed real importance. Finally, the question of armor for the fighting man himself has
come up for consideration.
The value of a light protective armor
Is attested in several recent articled
tn the British medical journals, Dr.
Devrlaigne, a French army surgeon,
discusses ln the Lancet the result ot
his tests of the new French helmet
and gives It his unqualified endorsement.
"The soldier who wears a helmet."
he says, "escapes light wounds of the
head and even wounds that would in
ordinary circumstances have hern severe are greatly mitigated. The helmet frequently turns off the bulletin other cases dents or stops it, while
in other cases It is perforated, hut acts
as a heavy drag upon the force of the
projectile, so that the hair and dirt are
not driven into the tissues of the sol
dler's head."
Dr. A. J. Hewitt, chief surgeon of
the warship Pegasus In her fight with
the Koenlsberg, writes to the Journal
of the Royal Medical service urging
the adoption of some kind of protective armor by the navy. One of the
remarkable features of the wounds
which came under his observation, he
says, was the smaller penetration power of the fragments of projectiles In
open spaces like the upper deck. The
dnnger zone so far as life was concerned seemed to be confined to a
small area around the bursting space,
and though the initial velocity of the
fragments seemed to be very great it
diminished rapidly, perhaps owing to
their irregular shape.
"One seaman," writes Dr. Hewitt,
"had his right arm so shattered that
complete amputation was necessary,
but a fragment of the same shell hit
the brass buckle of his belt, breaking
it, but not even bruising his abdomen.
Small fragments were also the causo
of the loss of four eyes, but T am of
the opinion that a pair of motor gog
gles would have saved all of these. A
case of Injury to the jugular vein
caused by a minute particle of shell
probably could have been stopped by
linen collar.
"In my opinion a coat of light chain
armor, or even leather, with a pair of
goggles made from toughened motor
screen glass, would be Invaluable to
captains of destroyers, navigators and
others in exposed positions who nre
likely to encounter ships armed with
similar guns."
Dr. Delorme, medical inspector-general of the French army, believes that
protective armor would cause a
marked decrease in the large number
of minor wounds which have serious
results owing to the development of
infection. "It is infection through
hair, shreds of headgear, soiled bullets, Irregular dressings, etc." he says,
that makes minor head lesions so dangerous and causes a mortality varying from 15 to 20 per cent.
We  have  35   Pairs Classy Colonial  Pumps  in   2%,  3,  3%   only,
; comprising Vici Kid, Patent, Colt, Gunmetal, Velour, Calf and Black
Suede.   Also some Welted Boots in Button and Lace.
Values to $5.50—For   $2.89
$5.50 MEN'S OXFORDS FOR $3.45
Not a pair under the above mentioned price.   There Is Black and
Tan in up-to-date styles, most are oak tanned leather that stand up
against wet.    The fall shipments are costing much more.
Regular   $5.50— For    S3.45
$1.00   SILK   TIES   FOR  50c
These  fine,  soft,  rich   Brochadc  Scarfs  In   about   20   different
designs  and   color  effects.     You   never   purchased   such   a   dressy
neckpiece under the dollar before and think, you buy one and we
give you one for  SI.OO
Upstairs in our swell circle you will
find tlie prices topsy turvy. Simple
frocks for outing use, from the Gingham Wash Dresses to the more elaborate Voile or Organdie.
prom    S1.59   "P
$2.50 MISSES' DRESSE8 FOR $1.19
This is our third sale of Frocks for
Girls from H tn 14 years. You just
Inspect them, see the quality of real
Scotch Gingham. Sec how they are
made and look over the styles. Never
such a sale, never such values.
Regular $2.50 for   $1.19
Zimmerknit Underwear that brings
bnck renewed vigor these hot, humid
days. So porous, so light and so fine
that the most delicate skin only finds
pleasure in thc wearing.
$1.25 Suits—A Suit  79c
Misses Only, from ti to 8, in Sky and
Pink. Real fine Lisle, seamless feet.
They are worth 25c, 30c and 35c pair.
This  Morning   -(2  12c
See this delightful new shipment of
Collars,    direct     from    the    side    of
fashion's   fountain.     Thc   price   question for today says:
50c  Values for    35c
You can buy swell  Parasols now at
practically   your  own   price.    All   are
import lines of style and art color.
All Grades  79c up
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A citizen took his little boy for a
toath in the swimming pool Noticing
a small .boy using water wings he ask.
ed. "Johnnie, where can I get some of
those  wings  for  my little 'boy?"
"That feller over there will let you
take a pair,'' replied the kid, "but you
jrot to let htm keep your pants for security,"
"Remember, the  Lusitania" Battle Cry
of Canadian Troops in Desperate
The following letter, received hy
Mrs. J. Marstlen of Williams Hiding
from her son Tom, who went to the
front with the second contingent and
was afterward transferred to lhe 48th
Highlanders and Is now attached to
the 17th battalion, tells a vivid (ale of
the battle of Festubert, wlien tlio
Canadians captured, in a series of
whirlwind charges, ono mile of German trenches and held them for four
days against the enemy, which greatly outnumbered them. Pto. Marsden Is
recovering from wounds inflicted by
a shell nine days afler the lag charge
and writes from Risboro barracks,
Shorncliffe, England. His letter says:
"Well, I certainly got a few Oermans before they put me out. I was
in the big fight at Fostubert, when we
captured one mile of trenches, consisting of four lines and il look us just
half an hour to do It. The crack English regiment, thc Coldstream guards,
lost about 2,20(1 men trying lo take
those trenches, hut couldn't do 11. We
lost ahout 800 men of the isth battalion and about 600 of the, 16th battalion In that half hour, but if we had
had 20,000 men we would certainly
have gone to Berlin.
Preparing to Charge
"You can talk about blowing stumps,
it isn't in it with thc way the Oermans blow up trenches, i wouldn't
have mlsed lhat big charge for Iho
world. The British began .shelling lhe
German trenches at about 1:30 in the
afternoon and kept it up until S:30.
Then wc were given the order to advance from the reserve trenches, where
we had been for three days. Wo had
lost quite a lot of men in there for the
Germans had been aliening us all the
time. Well, we lost quite a number of
men going up to the front line, on account of their old Jack Johnsons, but
that did not stop us. We lay ln the
front trench for about 15 minutes to
get our wind and then the order came
down the lino to fix bayonets and prepare to charge. You can guess how I
felt, for I was all excitement and ready
to take a lift at them.
"Remember the Lusitania!"
"Then they started peppering us
with their machine guns and heavy
shells. I tell you it was something to
remember. A shell would bury itself
a few feet in front of the trench and
explode. Then up would go the trench
and somebody would cry out for
stretcher bearers. Then the Kith bat
tallon on our loft started charging and
the din became terrible. Someone
shouted: 'Charge! Come on 15th battalion, como on 48th Highlanders!
Remember the Lusitania!'
"I climbed over the front of tho
trench and heard someone on my right
cry out: 'They've got me!' I bulled
round and saw a pal from Grand Forks
down, but I kept on going until I
reached tho first German trench anil
plunged right into a mob of them.
All I could hear from them was:
'Mercy! Mercy!' But they got none,
for the trench was swarming with
Canadians and Highlanders. Up and
out of lhat trench we went and into
another and the same thing over again
until we had taken four trenches.
The Germans were not expecting
us and we dropped on them like a
thunderubolt. {Everybody was hollering: 'Remember the Lusitnnln!' and
we did, too.
"We kept going until we were only
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about i2.r> men strong. Hy tliis time
we were ahout 2ft yards from the fifth
trench and the order was passed down
the line for us to lie down. Then tin
Germans began plowing up the ground
with their machine guns and I start
ed to dig. Say, I never dug a hole iu
the ground so quick In my life. Tin
order came t" number off. Then
were only four left, nut of my platoon
of ftft men and I was number two.
"Wc knew that thero were too few-
men left to get tn that fifth trench,
so we lay there for about, three hours
and then went buck to the fourth
trench, about 140 yards from tbe Germs nfiftlt line and held it for keeps.
For four days the Oermans tried to
charge and recapture their lines. They
came at us like steam rollers in massed formation and all we had to do wns
to point our rifles at them and you
could close your eyes and fire and be
sure to hit one every time. Each time
they would chargo we would stop them
about half way and they would break
and run back again.
Grain, Feed, Alfalfa
and Hay
In small quantities or carload  lots.
619 Front St.,
Phono 232.
Nelson, 8. C.
P.O. Box 315
German Officer Weeps
Wo captured a German officer and
when he saw our trenches witli only
about 120 men in them he had a good
cry. Broke down like a little kid and
told us that the Germans thought wej
had one machine gun to every man,
as we were firing so fast. I spent
most uf the night after tbe big charge
bandaging wounded. Tbe enemy were
shelling us and firing at us, but it did
not do them any good, for we just lay
tn that trench fnr four days and
bluffed them. As the officer said. Ihey
did not know how strong we wore.
Then we were relieved by thc Strath
cona Morse aud the Royal Canadian
dragoons, whn had left their, horses at
a farm in the rear. Alt i got that night
was a scratch across my eyebrow from
a bullet which came through my Balmoral   bonnet.
"When we were relieved we had two
days out of the trenches and then we
were sent back to the reserve line, it
was here that t got mine. A shell hit
my dugout and blew me into the air.
It killed two fellows about 2ft yards
away and wounded another. As for
me, only three feet away, I went up
in tlie air and came down buried in
earth. The parcel I received from
Maud, containing the cigarettes, socks
and other tilings, got blown to pieces
I did not get much use of them. 1
got a small wound in the leg and
smash on the head, one on tlie side
of the face that knocked out two teeth
and burst my ear-drum and one smash
in the stomach that was Just sufficient to knock me out for a little
'T lay in the trench from 12:30 noon
until about 4:30 before I could get
down to the dressing station to get
bandaged.    From there they sent me
Old or soiled    Garments,    Hats,
Dresses, etc.,   well  cleaned or dyed.
Finished almost     like   new.   When
yuu bring your parcels ask for ticket
in big drawing for $40 .Suit, lady or
gentleman.    Parcels shipped within
three days of receiving goods.
604!/2 Baker St, Nelson, B. C.
Phone 355. P. O. Box 832
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(Helps to Beauty.)
Here is ti simple, unfailing way to
i-m the skin nf object fona'ble hairs:
Witii some powdered delatone and
water make enough paste to cover
the hairy surface, apply and in about
2 minutes nib off, wash the skin and
every trace of hair has vanished. This
is quite harmless, imt in avoid disappointment be sure to get thc delatone
in an original  package.
on to tbe hospital at Lillie'rs and from
then- tn tlie. Roual Binds hospital at
Boulogne. Then i was taken to the
Royal Herbert hospital in Woolwich,
"No. 77781  Pte. TOM  MARSDEN,
"48th   Highlanders   of  Canada,   at-
tnched to l?th reserve battalion, No. 4
company,    hut.    31,   Resbom    barracks,
Shorncliffe,  Kent, Kngland."
Au irate old gentleman was eating
in h Denver cafe. Near him sat a
youth who was loudly "inhaling'" his
soup. The old gentleman in disgust
finally  turned   tn  the noisy one.
"Young man. what are you-a Colorado geyser?1' he asked.
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PAGE  ElflllT
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 1915.1
Un.qu.ll.d for Gtneral Um,
•, P. TIERNEV, General SalM A|.M,
N.l.on, B.C.
tim mpplied to all railway point..
Our Extruet Wild Strawberry
is a sure cure for summer complaint.
You need nut 1)0 afraid of eating
fresh fruits as long as you have a
bottle of our Wild Strawberry in
thc house.
Co»t« 26c.   Worth a great deal more.
Canada Drug and
Book Company
Tha Drug Store that la Different,
F. J. BOLES, Mgr.
Mail Ordera Filled Promptly.
Cheap Dishes
Wo have quite an assortment of
Crockery, China and Glassware that
we aro anxious to clear out, either
to sell or exchange for secondhand
furniture, etc. Wo buy, sell or store
China Hall
Phone  L261 Box 583
Social and Personal
Roy X. Clark of Spokane is a guest
at the Hume.
Court Ellen A.O.F.. will meet tonight
a.t 7:30 in tbe Knights of Pythias hall.
Mrs. J.  Henry of A ins worth arrived
In Nelson yesterday and is a guest at
1\ Meintyre aim Mrs. Meintyre ar
visiting tiie city and arc guests at tbe
C. W. Busk of Deer Park arrived in
the city yesterday and is registered
at the Hume.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle of South Slocan aro visiting (lie city and are guests
at tiie Mlrutheuan.
Miss Beulah Wado left last night
on tho coast train for Vernon where
she will  touch in the public school.
Mrs. Rogers und sun left on Monday
for Montreal where they will embark
on thc steamer Corsican for Liverpool.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard of Nelson left
on Monday for Montreal from where
they wilt said on the steamer Corsican
for Liverpool.
Mrs. ami Miss PotlicringliMm of
London, Ont., are visiting in tho city
un thn guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
r'olheringham, Silica street.
Mr. and Mrs. Lord of Xelson left the
city on Monday en route for England,
they will sail on tlie steamer Corsican
from Montreal for Liverpool.
Mr. mid Mrs. C. Hood, Miss Hilda
Hood and Harold Hood of Grand
Forks urrivod in the city yesterday
and aro staying at y,,. Ktratheoua.
W. Douglas Robson arrived in the
city last night from Sew Westminster
en route to Fertile where he bus secured a position on tlie teaching staff
of tho Ferule public school.
fi. M, Barnes, M.P., and W. Windham uf Liverpool, England, who were
in charge of the work of engaging
workmen for thc British ammunition
factories, passed through the city yesterday on their way to tlte const. They
were registered at. the Hume.
A letter bus been received from Miss
Phillips of 40 Queensblll street, Spring-
hum, Glasgow, Scotland, stating that
sho lias received official intimation
that her brother, Pte. George W.
Phillips, 7th ^battalion, who enlisted In
British Columbia, was posted as missing on May 15. Miss Phillips asks
that any news of her brother coming
through letters or other communications from thc front, Ibe sent tu her at
the above address.
Ladies'Fibre Silk
All Sizet.
New and Seeond Hand Furniture.
Cheap'it In tha City.
J. W. HOLMES, Mgr.
Phona L395. 606 V'rnon SI.
Nelaon, B. C.
Would You Have the
Best Set vice?
We offer you tlie best equipped
Optical Parlors, fitted with every
scientific appliance for correction of
defects of vision. Our long and sue.
cessful experien c is at your service nt any timo.
J. 0. Patenaude
Manufacturing Jeweler and Watoh-
Additional Donations From Nelson and
District Bring Total Up
to   $2-377.
Tbo following additional contributions to the Xelson and district machine gun fund have been received,
bringing the total up to $2,377. Tho
acknowledgements follow:
Frtn iously acknowledged .■■•'■
Collected  by J.  Dronsfleld of
H. M. Dronsfleld 	
J. rfronsfield 	
Mary K. Bade	
H. Hayes 	
W. H. Oakos  	
T.   DronsHeld   	
Per R. I. M, Power of Thrums:
Peter  Grouch   	
E. II. Evans of Nolsou^has received
a copy of an English newspaper forwarded lo him by his brother-in-law.
Capt. Jago who was in command of
■tho Ley land) lino steamer1, Ibernian
which was torpedoed, and sunk by a
German submarine with the loss of
four of her crew. Tbe account states
that Capt. Jago and the remainder of
the crew escaped iu tlie boats and were
picked  up  by a  passing steamer.
British  People Prepared, Even for Improbabilities   of   War
Much has been said as to thu preparedness of the German nation for
all thc eventualities or Improbabilities
of war, but Britain, too, is ready. An
instance is the notice issued by tlie
emergency committee, of Lowes, county
town of Sussex, about eight miles
from thc English channel. This circular, delivered to every householder,
s that when all the church belts
jangle everyone shuuld ut once run to
their houses and:
"1. Put on their warmest clothing
and as much underclothing as they
can wear ,aud great coats, Each person should roll up a blanket, tie the
two ends together with string and
carry it over une shoulder.
"2. Bring away ail thc food in tho
house, especially bread, cheese and
cooked meats, that they can carry
amongst them, and also one cooking
pot or saucepan, a kettle and a mug
for each  family.
"3.   Proceed to  and then; await
orders from tiie head special constable.
"(. On tho arrival al the place lo
whicli they are to be removed, they
will be instructed as lo thc position
they arc to occupy and the people of
each area must keep together in this
"5. Arrangements havo been made
thai nil children under eight, who aro
taken out in vehicles, will be properly
louked after by responsible persons
until the arrival of their parents,
when thoy can lie taken charge of by
them. (Note.—Sick and infirm people
and Children under eight will bo carried in vehicles;)
"0. Front doors should be left, unlocked, as less damage is likely to bo
done hy the enemy If they have free
David was viewing the wonders of
the zoo with his father fur tho first
time. David's mother was an ardent
Over the cage of thc Secretary bird
Is an inscription which reads:
"Tho main Secretary bird hatches
tho eggs and rears thu young."
David slowly worried1 out tho inscription and turned Inquiringly to his
"Is the Secretary bird's wife a suffragist, pa?" bo asked.
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Nelson News of the Dag
Chairman of School Board Condemns
Method  of   Handpickrng   Pupils
for Entrance Exams.
Milking Ills deductions from lho
"•"statement of promotions in the entrance classes of the Xelson public
school submitted at tlie meeting of tiie
school board last night, Dr. X. "Wolverton, the chairman, expressed himself as convinced that unnecessary
time was taken in passing pupils
through the school, due to tlie method
used throughout tiie province of determining the average passed, these averages boing based upon the number of
Pupils writing on an examination.
Thn statement drawn up from thc
tost examinations stated that S5 pupils wore enrolled to prepare for the
entrance examinations up until June
30. Of thoso 18 were sent back to tlie
Junior fourth division as nut being suf-
tt'lciently prepared to write. There
woro 18 who left the school before
tlie examination and one who had attended another school wrote at Xelson. Forty-seven of the total of 85
wrote, 44 passed and one boy having
an injured hand was Unable to write.
Tho report further states that 29
pupils took three years or more to
complete their fourth grade work, ]
took the work in the regulation time,
i.e., two years, and "tie went through
in ono year. Tiie report also showed
that 16 pupils took tho course in the
regulation 'period uf two years while
one skipped tlie junior fourth grade
It also sets fortli__that of the lis
pupils in the junior fourth on June 30,
28 were promoted to this grade last
Christmas, while 90 who had already
spent one year In tbe class remained
and that about une half of this number
bad already spent two years in tbe
Dr. Wolverton claimed that, according to the school regulations, from the
time a pupil entered the school al six
years of ago It should pass through
Die entire curriculum in seven and one
half years instead of Inking eight and
one half, a.s the average for Xelson
school showed was the case. Taking
700 pupils, he said, each one losing on
tlie overage of one year.Mt would meat)
700 years out of tlie lives of the children of Xelson. "I believe there is something wrong," he said, "And I think
it Is due to taking tbo averages fur
promotions from the number oi pupils
writing on examinations rather than
m tlte number enrolled. You cannot
blamo tt teacher for wanting to mako
good showing and the impulse to
have only thoso write who tho teacher
is reasonably sure will pass has led to
this system being abused. In order to
get a good average it has been tho
practise of teachers to send pupils
back aud keep in the classes going up
for examination only ibusc who will
make a good showing."
Tlie chairman staled thai under tlio
present method of judging if 39 pupils
»ut of 40 passed the teacher put a
feather in his cap and claimed all the
redit, whereas ho said, the successful pupils might have put in several
years longer on the .studies than tho
regulations called for.
Dr. Wolverton stated that he would
take tlio responsibility of going into
the matter very thoroughly with the
new principal, Prank Q. Calvert, who
is expected to arrive from Vancouver
tonight, to see If some system could
nut be arrived at. tu allow thc pupils
to pass through the school with loss
loss of time and at the same time get
the full benefit of the course.
inquiries from a number who had been
so convinced of their unfitness that
they have not even been examined.
Many of these, he states, are above tho
average of thoso who aro now being
taken and he expects that there will
be a large number of young fellows,
as well as men who considered themselves over age, but whu are ln reasonably good health whu will avail themselves of the opportunity now offered
to join the -Villi battalion.
The men whn enlisted yesterday are:
II. A. Lenzman, formerly in the employ of thc Canadian Pacific Railway
company's freight department; F. G.
Polden, a rancher from up the- Granite
road; W. M. Hall, formerly a driver for
a local grocery and who made a former attempt to join; Thomas Chrishop,
who was also rejected under the former
regulations; P. J. Elliott of Xelson and
R. F. Duff, a rancher from Castlegar.
It is expected that these will all leave
for camp on Saturday night together
with somo others who enlisted under
tho old medical orders,
Men  Who   Had   Previously   Been   Rejected Enlist With 54th Battalion
Under Now Regulations,
Six recruits, some of whom bad been
rejected as not within Uie medical r
qutrements.  enlisted  yesterday at tho
office of Capt. L. K. Borden, officer lit
charge of recruiting In Xelson and dis
trict, who slates that as a direct result
of  the   new  regulations  which  have
raised restrictions on recruits being ac
eeptcd, ho will now be ablo to take a
great many men whom ho was compelled to turn down under the old regulations,
Thc captain says that it has been
found that a number of men who had
slipped past tbe medical examiners in
other places have been found to develop into splendid soldiers under
training and In many eases overcome
their particular disqualifications. Tho
decision of Hie government to tako men
first and give them medical treatment
afterward, he says, is a very wise one,
aa he believes that with the outdoor
life and tlie physical training they will
receive slight ailments which by tho
old method would have to be treated
before they could he taken on to the
strength of tho regiment, will now he
overcome and therefore many operations will be rendered unnecessary.
Interest has been stimulated, said
Capt. Borden, in the recruiting movement, and In addition to thc men who
have handed in their names he has had
More Care in Cultivation  Required  in
Raising  Good Crops, Says, Wil*
liam  Gibson   of  Victoria.
'Willi Die employment of proper
methods of farming there is no reason why tho farmers of British Columbia and particularly of this district
should not raise as fine crops as can
be found anywhere, wns the opinion of
William Gibson, Sr„ who has been engaged lu the judging for the British
Columbia Farmers' institute's field
crops competition In tlie district und
who spent yesterday in Xelson.
At Burton, Mr. Gibson stated that
lie found some very flue potato crops
while in tlie Edgewood and Fire Valley districts he had found oats which
he declared were among the best ho
had ever seen. Thc crops, here, ho
said, would run to 100 bushels per
acre. The weeds In these localities,
however, were bad, lie said, there being many Canadian thistles along the
roadsides which should be immediately
checked before they had a chance to
Mr. Gibson stated that lie had traveled up the Slocan valley as far as
Perry siding and had found both good
and 'bad potato crops there. In cases,
he said, where proper farming methods
had been employed by tbe growers
thn crops were excellent but on the
other hand where these,; methods had
not been used the crops showed tho
ill effects.
Among tlie ranches up tho Granite
road, he said, John McPliail or Shirley
showed a fine crop of potatoes, well
cultivated and well looked after. T. A.
Wright and Vilo Cartlo bad raised
good crops of potatoes, in every case
whero be had found good crops, said
Mr. Gibson, tlie success could be traced
to careful cultivation ami planting and
care being exercised in looking after
them. There were other rare ases in
which tlie land was exceptionally good
where ithe crops hat) prospered in
spite of poor methods of cultivation,
but they would have been still better
if properly cared for.
In speaking of the object or the British Columbia Farmers' institute competition, Mr. Gibson pointed out that It
was instituted in an endeavor to promote modern methods of cultivation,
It is not tho object of the government,
ho said, to get prize potatoes so much
as to improve methods and instill practises which would lend to keep the
land clean and the farms generally
neat and free from noxious weeds,
which, he stated, not only choked tho
growth of the crop but drew a large
amount of plant food from tho soil
The- removal of weeds, ho also said,
conserved tho moisture, whioh Is
especially necessary In dry or sandy
■Mr. Gibson, in reference to the
growing of potatoes, said lhat lio had
noticed a certain amount nf carelessness ln laying out thc rows in some
sections, these, he claimed, wero Ivt
regular and of unequal distances
apart. This was a matter that should
bo very carefully attended to, he said,
the rows should be straight and of a
uniform distance apart Lo facilitate
tbo removal of weeds and cltivation
between tho rows. Mr. Gibson expressed himself us greatly impressed with
the splendid crops that can be raised
in tho district where proper methods
are employed. He will leave for Grand
Forks and other  points this morning.
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S. Miyasflkl, employed at the Salmo
Shingle company's mill at Salmo, was
run over by a wagon yesterday, tlie
wheels passing over his body. Ho was
brought into Nelson where lio received
treatment at the hospital and was reported us doing well at a late hour
last night.
As tlie outcome of the prohibition
meeting for -business men held several
weeks ago In the Y.M.C.A. building In
Nelson a meeting has been called for
Thursday night at 8 o'clock in the city
mill to be presided over by II. Amas.
The committee state that the meeting
will be public and under the auspices
of no church or other organization,
the purpose being to elect delegates to
represent the business men of Nelson
at th convention to toe held in Vancouver on Aug. 25 and 23.
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German    Agents,    It    Is    Said,    Made
Hucrta   Catspaw  for   Mexican
PROVIDENCE, R. I.—Thai there
was a plot between Huerta and Gorman agents in thc United States to involve tiie latter country in n wnr with
Mexico is stated in detail by the Journal of this cily, in suite of the fact
that Count eon Bernstprff, German
ambassador to the United SJatos, has
handed ;i formal denial of tho charges
to Secretary of State Lansing.
Originated   in   Spain
Tlie Journal says; "Tlie arrest of
Gen, Huerta at EI I'nso on June 21
closed thc first chapter of a plot to
embroil the United States with Mexico
and to put a stop to the exportation
of munitions of war to tho allies, a
plot directed and almost brought to a
successful conclusion by the German
ambassador, Count von Bornstorff, and
Capt. Boy-Ed. The German foreign
office, working iu conjunction with the
German embassy at Washington, was
not only familiar with the entire plot
from tlie day it was actually put inlo
operation at Barcelona, Spain, but originated it and planned all iis details."
Tlie Journal goes on to say that it
was when Capt. Boy-Ed, mouthpiece,
of Count Bernstorff, tried to hire some
American citizens to secure Huorta's
safe conduct into Mexico and to undertake tiie work of transporting German reservists and arms across the
border that tlie exposure came.
Told  Wilson
Whon this offer was made tho Journal was notified of it, and acting under the advice of that paper the men
to whom lhe proposal wus made went
to Washington and laid tile matter before President Wilson.
As a result of tills information
Huerta and many of his fellow plotters In New York were shadowed day
and night by secret service officers.
Huerta left New York, saying he was
going to San Francisco exhibition. He
turned south and headed for El Paso,
Texas, and was arrested.
Huerta a Catspaw
The- Gorman embassy then became
panic-stricken and tried to cover up
its tracks. They had simply made
Huerta a catspaw, and attempted by
vague promises of the support of
many thousands of German reservists
lu this country, to bring about a cor
dition in Mexico that would compel
the United States to interfere.
Plot's   Purpose
Tliis, the Journal says, was the pur
pose of tlio plot:
To divert tiie public mind in the
United Slates from the crime of Ibj
sinking of the Lusitania.
To divert the transportation of
munitions of wnr from their British
and continental destinations.
To compel the lease or purchase" by
the United States of tho Hamburg
American and North German Lloyd
ships now tied up in New York bar
bor, and which would be necessary for
use by the American government for
transportation purposes in hostilities
witli Mexico.
To put a stop to the traffic now
going on from Mexico to Great Britain and France in large quantities of
oil from Mexican fields.
To force President Wilson to proclaim another embargo on the shipment of nrms to Mexico, and to use
that declaration In the attempt to
bring before the American people the
apparent difference In the Washing
ton policy as between Mexico and the
allies in this respect.
Made Too Many Munitions
Germany had everything to gain and
nothing to lose by a war between tlio
United States and Mexico or by
American intervention in Mexico. The
allies had much to lose aud nothing
to gain. Germany had never reckoned
on Hie United States being able to
supply the allies with so many munitions of war, equaling the whole output of Germany herself, hence the desire lo bring on war conditions between thc United States and Mexico,
hoping that this would cause a cessation in tlie export of munitions.
All ihe details for the plot were
worked out carefully aud Huerta was
able to show that .once his standard
was raised on Mexican soil he would
be able to command many thousands
of Mexican soldiers. Tlie Journal
Prominent Germans in this country
with large property Interests in Mexico have known of the plot from thc
beginning. The German embassy I.....
been repeatedly in communication with
the German foreign office in Berlin
with regard to this matter.
It is alleged lhat two promlnpnt
,£lc\y  York lawyers aro In lho pay of
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Germany  and   have   been   working  in
the interests of the conspiracy.
Modus   Operandi
How the scheme was to be worked
thus stated:   A fillibustering exposition was to be organized in the Unit-
;l  Slates mid  when  the United  Slates
officials caused an attack lo be made
on   this  expedition,   prominent  Alexins   would   declare   that   the   United
States    government    had    made    war
against  .Mexico.
German interests were to supply lhe
vast sums of money needed to finance
the undertaking. Operated under Hie
guise of a peace society, the conspiracy was known as tlie Junta and
claimed to want to bring about harmony among all the warring factions
in Mexico.
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New potatoes, 15 lbs  ,26
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Carrots, lb  ,03
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Lemons, per dozen  ,35
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Nothing Ostentatious About the
Duke Nicholas or General
PETROGRAD.-—Simplicity and i
of ostentation are the leading atii)!
teristics of everything Russian inj
war, and particularly of the armyT
two most simplo men one meets!
lhe Grand Duke Nicholas and Gcil
Alcxieff, who has-been appointel
the command of thc northern arm|
The theory in thc Japanese urn]
that tlio brain uf lhe army should f
far away from the actual scend
operations that lie is absolutely detl
ed from tiie atmosphere of war,"
that between himself and the
thore should 'be installed so many]
vous shock absorbers that tho quaf
of the great chief himself shoull
the realm of pure reason, with no f
and excitement and hurrying aid|
impair his judgment.
"It is safe to say that beyond M
ieff's own staff thero are not f
soldiers in lhe place. In fact, it il
military appearance than any olhej
in Russia,
In front of his quarters are a cl
of soldiers, and a small Russain
hangs   over   tiie   door.   Nothing
lead ono to believe that within I
individual in thc palm of whose
lio tho fato and movements of
dreds upon hundreds of thousan
men, and at wiiose word a thoi
guns will awake the echoes with
metal throats, ln trenches miles 1
stretching  through   forest  and
hilltops, numberless regiments am
gados await the curt order fron
building to launch themselves aj
the German lines.
General Alcxieff himself is as
and unobtrusive as are his sum
Ings.   Perhaps 58 or 59 years ol
with  a  very  intellectual face  ai
almost shy manner,  General  Ai
is currently reported to have tho
est brain In the Russian field ai
Tlio staff consists of about 75
bers.   If their looks do not belie
they are about the most scrloui
hard working men that one cai
in a long journey.
While at Warsaw rumors are
thick and fast as to German adv
and Russian mishaps, at General
ieff's headquarters everything Is 1
and calm. Thc general opinion
staff is one of optimism, althouc
the moment tho Russians are i
trough of the sea.
W.  J.   Astley,  After   Many   Atte
Succeeds in Joining  Forces
for Active Service
The following letter has bee
celved from Pte. W. J. Astley,
erly manager of the Nolson Boa
Launch company, tolling of the
cuity he experienced in enlistii
England for active service or g
work in tho munition factories,
letter says: "I went from pla
place for two weeks in search of 1
tlon work, but It seems impossib
any but highly skilled mon
taken on. I then made special c
lo onllst and after interviewing**
ono excepting Earl Kitchener,
traveling miles and miles throug
war office, in which boy scout
stationed for the purpose of dlr
strangers, I succeeded, after
separate medical examinations, o
the mechanical transport coluim
another for the motor boat reser
being accepted as an ordinary re
I am now going through thc pre
ary training and expect to leav
tlio front very soon."
"Wife   (angrily to  tipsy  husba
I'll talk to you in tho morning,
Husband—Goo' HV sport;   Th
(hici be Hills 1q talk. tu& ^.^


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