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Array ���������'J."*/*.  m&Y  ' 'x7;'yyr7Y:YYYhY, r Y77yry.7:y^y^Yy^Yh,77]  7:077 "If:rY Y7y'yX/f.yy/0^y^yx^y::y ;  wym  :/%ymY  y^yy  '���������^���������.i-y-;y^y:-yh. ���������  '���������**���������*���������;��������� ''/jr���������-���������������������������&. *<������.��������� -r,  Vx  hi  Devoted Especially to the Interests of Cumberland and Surrounding District.  T:ii; Nkw.vTwrntyFiust Ykak  CUMBERLAND, IL C. WEDNESDAY, JUNK 30   :gi5  Special Sale  of Liadies'  SSGS  Ladies' Silk Dresses in-navy tan  and electric,, regular   price $9.75  Sale price $4,95  About 30 Ladies' Dresses in a  choice variety of cloths and shades, regular values up to $7.50.  Our special clearing price 2.95  Don't Miss' These  75 Children's Colored Dresses  ���������in a choice assortment of stvles,  very suitable Tor the little tots.  Reg.-val. up to $2 00  Special price 75c^each  '��������� Victory Kollows Our Flag''  Shell Burst Near  .    Sunsciui'TiON Jr.oci .������. Ykak  iiiit r it tin iii rr������M������M'-|-rii-n^^  ���������ntJa'������o������i������iKCTW������flMo*giW-*il,)W<^M1)W  A.few special lines, in  Ladies'   Waists    from  jNOTICE���������WiiUnulo   my   IU  ncrruii'li; with   few  instilments  to assume, fur .11 deeded shuck uml  1        *'���������  Jot near  town.  , JOHN  FIRTH,  Parksville. .15. G,  MEETINGOF COUNCIL  The Oity Council-met in regti*"  Ini* se.-sion 011 Monday evening,  thorn being present Aldermen  J 'iii 11-c.-^, OnVoyp Brown, ll-Mider-  4*011. .MiU'.I.)i������li;iltl und tbo Mrtyni*.  Mi null's of previous niceiiug  were ri'iid mid adopted.,  Oui'iiuiiiiiiciition wan received  ,1'ioni Wi'trt Cumberland Coiisc*i'.  v-iiive It.uid n'q\u>s<in|j uso (if  city hKtul instrument.--. Roquet-1  jH'i'iinti'd, providing u giumuitoo  bf given tlmt iiistrtiuionlK ho ro  turned m eiiU'of city   bund   litis.  v  t'l'l'S,  (.iiuiinuiii.iiitiuu wnr received  i'rum Kleutric Light Co,, daawiug  ,'itti'iilioii tt) tlm deplorable ('tm-  I'itiuu of tin'city lightir.g system.  ,1      r* "     .'  1 * 1 > 1111 j 11jnK',; 1U011 was liilili-tl lur a  lliol,th,  Cotuiuiiiiionlion Wiis received  from Lu'A'xer IIiutUou rn the  Mcl.ellau miso, in which ho htnt-  ���������wi thut lm would tnko tlio tnartor  up with the ������ttoi'novf.H'in'.ral,  li'i'cifi.il nud fili'tl.  C'liiiiiiiiiiiii'HtiHii was received  Iron) Coin-table Wiird, in whicli  In1 f-sntt-d tlmt complaints had  iiLTii nun against ono l-ofler, ior  unsanitary .'-uidiliou of Ins prour  i-t's, Rclf'-ruii , to Boatd of  lli'.'ilth.  Aci'i'uiit-"*-��������� lb Biuirwrman, .*5-2 -  The Comox Ccn tal Conseiv'-,  tive Association  recently eieeied  the   following   officers:    D. R.,  MacDonald,    president;    Win.  Duncan, vice-president; Dr.,Millard, treasuter; Prank  Canur.jn,  secretary,   The association  ha*,  appointed a   comuiittee  to   act  with committees of other associations to urge Ottawa  to impose  au import", duty of  two cents per  yallou on crude oil, as a method  of protecting the ccal industry of  the province.  We think tliat it is up to the  Liberal associations of this district to lend a helping hand iu  tin's important matter of protec  tion to our coal industry. This  is a matter that should iutetest  Liberals and Conservatives alike,  Pte" P. ������ Stoddart.   of   'Victoria  "Tells How lie Was  Woun  ���������ded; Had Narrow Kseape  From Death  Describing the . manner in  wliich he was wounded _at the  front. Pie. P. .Stoddart. of tin  i,6th Battalion, wiitcs to his lath  er and mother in Victoria from  tlie Colchester- MilHary hospita  as follows:  ' ''As I am now able to sit up,  I thought I would write yot;  and ��������� let you know all about' it  antl how it happened. We leM  ShorucMfFe on April 26, and arriving at Boulogne, went direr  to Ypies, where the big battle  was fought.  "I  was  in   the  trenches   six-  days without  coming out,  iiiul  then went into billets  .about  20  ini'es clown the British  line inlo  Jirauecuigaiu,,���������W^e*���������vested���������fbr-  som'e   lime and then marched lb  a place near La P>asse, where we,  were under  very   heavy    shell j  fire.     There were six of ns iu <V  .p.iri. of the trench   A shell came  and  killed'the   first  two  men;  the  next one .was  wounded; 1  was    the   next,   and.  the   man  a head-'of  nie   was   wounded.    ]  got it in the side, 11 ar  the ribs,  and also in the left, aim, quite  a  bad  wound  and   very   painful,  This is  my  eighteenth  day  iu  bed, and it will take sonic consi'/  derable time to heal.  '���������I was operated on, and two  pieces of shell were, taken out.  This was on May 26. I am getting better, but slowly. This  place is full ol cripples,  "I expect as 1 get bolter they  will send mc to some convalescent home to get strong again.  CAMPBELLS  "*"       T^~T1'--*--ll***i������-fl||-t||g|-MWMi|,l ltmm  SPECIALS   TH/S   WEEK  "   Lailios' White PiqUu and Rrjpp Skirts in tho. now  est styles with full ripple Hare'.  .    Ladies' Royal Navy Middies, best quality Repp in  white with navy and red iriminiiiys.  Sport Middies, made in the new  Rugby ' stripos of  Navy, Flesh, Sky and Black Stripes. *  Ducks, White and Printed Piques at  20c,   2*;c' and  &jc per yard,  |      '  Ladies' Black Silk Sunshades from $3.50 to $6.00  !(Yy  wnMunun.  #daaaxui������iixJJujzJ3������iamuM**  Mu3UZ13Ummm������**j%**l  AFTER TKN   MONTHS'  OF'WAR.  A few months ago, tho 'news,  papers, thu reviews and tho magazines wore disenssi no- peace Pet**  tlemoiiU in tho (unit \\'ai\ 'I'o-  day peace   appears   even   fni'thci:  off tliun it dit! whon trench -war  fare was at its height ou tho west-  ern front, or when Khssia was  swooping- over "Western Galacin  aud. threatening IL'ungarv throuo-h  lho Carpathian pnt-ses. Now the  wviowti, tho'iiiilitury writer!-, and  the leiii'ling iii'lieles  in   tht*  news-  tlio-Mothor 1'aad but upbiMlu*' l)u-  minions. It is .sntitfacloi'v lo  know that in the eliit-f iitdds of 00.  oiiomic effort whicli fall iiatura!!*,  to this Dominion���������iu increasintr  food production tiiid in fui-nishiiiif  uuiiiitioiis of war���������Canada i>" iu(.,-i  -s 11 i;i i rgi-u j>���������tu���������oxpoctTriuut'. ��������� Kow  Westniiiif-toi* Coliiiiiliinn.  .NO BASIS FOR  I'EACK  (Juito tlio most absurd siigm'*-  tion made rognrdinn-. President  WjJsoii'.i5 latest noto t,o (ierinanv  ifii ci in ruined in  a recent,  despatch  The seven monev bvlaw.s  voted upon at Vancouver ou  Monday last, were all defwitul  by large iiiajoritics.  vSir Robert Borden, premier of  Canada, is off for Knglaud, nud  will not be buck until some time  in August.  -<������..   Miss Kva Bicklc. "daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. IC. W. Bicklc, received severeititurnal lujuiies on  Saturday, by falling against a  roller while playing tenuis.  Miss Bickle has neon suffering  severe pain since receiving the  injury. Wo irtist th t a fiw  days will bting marlc I nuj r.)ve  uieiit,  ~-   ���������    *���������-0��������� ��������� ���������  The eighth bast; ball game of  papers Hnd that lit'ilu  moro is he- ifrom Washington and is in tin- ell'  mc dono tlifin iioltl   OorniAiiy   m eel that tlio aforemu'd   note  iri "iu-  tondml to pave rho way for nmdia  t-ion by tlm U. S. A, botwo.-.n   the  warring ������������������fiictioiis,"  If    tlio    Pipyiilent     lui*.*   a 11 v  l.h)iiglit of ih'iding leniently   with  ,. ��������� IT* *'  ���������fJ-.innii.ny in order that he niuy  thits,puvn the way for ini-tliiitioii.,  he is moro of a droainor ilnin Mr.  Bryan ovor was, There U at pres  out no pot-idhl's liii!=is of peace ne---  (icptiildo to tlio Alliuh and to tl.o  Tiil'ki*"Tr-.utonio Alliance, to nny  nothing of (J rout   Britain's   uiider  will not. Ui.eyen  s.Xew Zcahmdor  to. lock liom   London Bridge-   |ip-  011 the rums of St. J*;tu 1 *������.       .Just  as at Waterloo, the Kii'ifiiro propo  ses liow to .settle the*peace of Ei.ir-  ojw   for   another hundred,   years.  That, ii flic central ,1'iict; tlm.tirgn__  TriTTTfTiF'fiT^vl'iofliei* citizens of the  I'. S. A. arc safe at .-"en is   as  yet  Iml 11 sido. ii ni-* ol iinporranee   to  llioir government and to tlumijuit  un!v genn.'iNc totiie real isioie,   in  .>u far as it illustrates the piincip-  leu oi* luck of  tliein ngniiiht which  G|'t*-it Britiu'it and her allies   w-ar.  ��������� N'ew Wast ui instill* Coluiobian,  check, and deal with lho necessity of organizing to .carry on an  'iU'ensivo that  niuy   lead to   final  vic.iory.    Tlm Uoiiinl Table   sh^'h  1 ��������� . 1     ���������      *     11  in this connection:    It.   is   soniu-  timiiK diflicult to! realize that after  1011 months wo arc only now at the  turning: point of the war. The  allies in mnny a desperate buttle  have, managed to rosi-l tho attacks  of the (Jerniiiii and Auslro-Hii'ii-  gariiin armies. But if the wnr isi  not to ond in a (ionium v!(*tor\  tlmy have. -Mill to drive them bud*  into llioir own lerritory, and  I'tiUM thom to accept, ter inn of  peace which iuvelvo the admission of didi.sive defeat.". Thie  (pi n'tt'i'ly bluntly wariir: llie British people lhat tliero must he im  illusions ahoiii, tho lacts; After  tun mouths of war (ierm my ha-  .won a position which will give  her a mastery id Muitipe if i^lm  eau keep the peace. She lun*.  (������������������iiiijiiere.l Bi'lgiiitn, tho oi'i'iijiies  'he   most    iiri'iliiotivc     part    ������������f  FVHRV   PMVSI.CALLV   FIT  CANADIAN7 MAY HAVK  TOJOl.-v  In regard to the Cieat Urope  an S'.ruggl" the   Hon.     Arthur  Meigheii addressed the Canadian  Club on June 24th a.-, follows: ���������-  out  The call  Has   gon.e  or  Kvcry now and then wc hear  of people starving iu Victoria.  \\"e tl������ nut 'oeiieve liicie mis ueeu  a cane ot .starvation here or any-  wheic in the community. There  is nut the least   leasou   for   any  OlTSftft   1(1  <flt wiVbnMt   fnrti] J'J;.  sea at ourdoots is full of fish:  clams bv the thousands cnu be  dug from the bcachr's; every  lime tli������* tide goes out it. leaves  miliioiis i't"   mussels   higli   and  mercliiiiit-  ins giiiiit-ii  the   Stcwait   Cup    series,   was  piayed   011    the   old   leaeation! c'lancu.    She hiu*.  Innubardeil our  grounds ou Sundav afteruotui bv  Cumberland City and Courtenay  teams, aud resulted iu  a  victory  for Citnibcilnnd by a .score of 16  ���������5.    The    Cumberland    loam  played exceptionally good ball.  ���������John llundcu pitclicd  line   bail  for our home team, and held the  Courtenay team   down   to    few  sate hits.  "ilmvert antl sunk 0111  llieil hy scores. She  n great frontage ou ll 0 < h iricl  ind the North Set, from which  her destroyers and submarines  are able (oop.'ialo with impunity  and Klioee-*!*.. lie!* li-riitoi'V  -till   priii'ticidly   iiiife.-itlu  IS  now would uienii the m-I I lenient, i-f  nothing. Brit'iin would have to  liiiht iigiiin iu le-,-' tlmu tfii \i"iu>'  time, ,\\id po-*db|y under If:-*- la'.-  orahle coii'litittu**, and iu llu; uu'iiii  tiiiitt, would have.to curry an in.,  t.iiernble hurdi'li of Coutinuou*-  prepiirntiou for war. The 'JoO.OlJH  Briti-h soldiers already } 1 <*i*w do  cmnbut Mouhl have lought in vain  The Bid loui '|Ui'.-.tioii would icik  jt i 11 11 i'i .*-(���������! 11 oil, the same e\er.,prt>  eiit uigiituiart' of pi)>������ili!e \\ni  which it has lieeii for forty year*-.  The Turk* Mould remain in ("on ,  -���������tnutiiiojile and continue \o ma-.,  ���������ae.re sttlijeeU, tho while hepla\.  ed both uiuU of Klll'ope ao.'tiii' f  ���������the middle. BV OaWu'J ll bait,  ' l!i itnin    wnuld*   i|idil������'M*!ttidv    t^'d  oU;K!,,,rie   U,.|,t   Co,   .|JUMJ;|fhVi    Am,,ni. r.IM frr, lh(Ill wl|fl  A. It   ,m,������ iohi!,   ������:!.*>:   P-ti.g.'.jl]liljksil ���������W(jrlh  wi;i!c.    UV;iJi.  ....... isiiii. (.:uv  wuu, ^,;n!nulsli_t.sti]!,:lIiiUp(.(;|j,r^.]f  lie!.'....! I.. !'.nai.,vCom...me,..    j,u l,c cwiWvtil    wi'hfish,   d.uus  but   wv  di>  i;r.t,\\  l"'l::ll:,!/,inn> ,vl,1M^i',"'r-|am. i.n:>sew.  .md  iV..u::*������ i;i.-ml.    ;ti,..t ,iK>.   nui\:v   uihYuiy  ::*' -���������:  Thursday will be Dominion  Day, with spoils at Union Bay.  Ilevan,- Campbell River and  I Well River.  ���������i t ii-* aieii  Mr. 1).   M.   M'ini.Miu  It n   im  Ciyiibiook 011 Wi*diifMJ.*y.  i n*i iiiaiiy aauie, mil oi  '���������'iiitai  -oids,  So in f'M f tlie-*' fi'i'V  ��������� ui in. hrouglit home Uml   it  is thi.ihtu' i.t li^ht  \ 'tat iv id Croat  ili'il-iii.'/*.  nettoii in  li-w  iiti'iiiii- tii.il   uiiiiji-..   'N it. it    tin 1 ������������������     .tn      'it  35.000 more men. 1: is a chal.  Itnge to the native burn. I am  not au alarmist, and I do not  know of any occasion on which  tnl-ing to t-taiid or fall wiih our * IHOi-'*'-- of iJiiti.sli blood iu Dieir  Allies.      A pulchotLiip iniee jtiM|v"ins   hive been   ivigliiuncd  by  words, but J believe ii nmy come  to this ��������� that t-verv physically lit  Canadian will have to join iu  the light for the i.\i:i!ciicc of the  British limpiie and the coutinu-  ancv ot civili/i ion "  Jt is indeed a light foi lhe con  tiuuan.e of civilization, The  ImviicIi have piejced their paiti-  citlar labuiuth. J lave we pteiced  oui1*. ?  -    ������r   hom;.'. c.caku may in*; uU  CANi/KI) LN THIS   CITY  Willi's the inai'ej with .--t.iit������  iuj.' .1 lloine (������u iu\ mi ���������'iitiib;���������!���������  I .ml ? Wf belli Vf* it U'Hild I'-  ,tll fvrt������llr*iH tliiit". *e*   '-m   i'mhIm*   -1 :\ v.'t,u!,l '���������    ��������� 'e.    d 1      ;  !;.  * ��������� ���������'  ,%lich .lit 0lj;aiJi/..i,."l..U i"! llullie  iekiiCe. i lien av'.i.Ji ;i will  j'ivo --evcral hii -ii'.pi.-ruiuiiv tint  1 ail)'*/, gel lo tm' Jii..!. .'uicely  *'!ong eil 11U an- b'.-;|!g Ui..-ie to  Imin .t co;;iN mi she .iln.v*** in -out  ci'v.- hul  pit ifhl  1  lu ' i-riiiiiually  intei'l'.'i'e   lt������  ihe  prt'Ot.-,-: ,-ht: !i.,-t ln*:ii !h,    btiijh.jii    iniiti    i*.iiiii,'iitiiug     Miii*.,ui-  -he hits f-ti11 the IV-.1 Hirers, nol    oi j Belgium would !>���������* a (i>-rin:iii pm\  il   .1     JliMUl     ll'H  (lining nioiv ihan !<HI,0(liM)0ll | ������������������<������������������ ihiottt of Knglmal. Mid   11������.:!  1 u ������������������ini the iit-M lii*iiiian iiioutiii'u! a!i  the le."."* "I  "hieli   we   hlioiild   eerluiiin  \i-coinry    dream.'!'-    ������������l    pttiti  ).  li    ll-M  ���������i.ie wi.t-thef Mi-' Cn'ii.".".  or  j|,,.i-lnut!'l atttkt* !o   tlf In** il  ��������� io   i;<  L'<*i*;.rii  .ti.ji'iirfit'')  eating    - Vicluii.l Coltjlil..'.  t *~  !.\ilii-  WhIoIi the   ls.n-.-iin-., av.d    s> ������������������.     ������������������ ,  I  thee ������I'ju������"i makj   aio'in-i d;;,t   '.itrf ty. f ,[-,-,  over (Jalici.i.    T.iey  ui..Icj..:.u.i1 :,.[)l!1.,i���������.lU  mi* I'������'"'���������  ib'b  :l<  f.  V    |*..l  llp.ll".   !<���������!    l> '���������     ii  . tj'iit ������-l  'fi.,.  .,n*,i  ���������ilii- llj.-.!. j the fi*-c.  jare������-p';-.;.,U' li  Th'- eii'iip." - nn;    on   ill*'  1.11     -n-M'e    |n|"   !|fi>  I.r:ii'!..",  -    .-,,,        i'.'.i- 11- ru'i.; t���������\ ������������������ i r.  *.. . .  I   *    ".i! .' !l       ..I ' '   V. ��������� ' ������.     -'I  ;  ���������*-. ''.  H   fi- li'.   C' ".-���������  0  iiik..  ���������*.!iO      UHi  tA :Y> .p.  U'.A  ni*L  l.l ���������...������������������** A<- .-li.iil <���������,.< tite; I'.iVtli oi tin ������i������   ie-������itt������U"������   t.i i-nliat"  oL :>* :*c  i    ll*lV!U'.,t     M I '  il������y. *...*>���������  THE    NEWS,    CUMBERLAND,    B. C.  -,������������������*������'..*  #  Her  Ven  geance  By Basil Tozer  Ward,   Lock   &   Co..   Limited  London,  Melbourne and Toronto,,  *-W^ '���������** ���������   ���������-'*"���������*��������� ���������7%y  (Continued)  "Hut    J    havo    chr>s<*'ii,"  observed  Delia, nevertheless rulhur flattered by  this declaration.  "Is It to I"' a pa tier chase?" asked  Hugh siirdonieally, "only wllh a brido  lo win instead* of a challenge cup."  "1 don't think thin. Is a 1>U. nice wuy  to put It. Hugh," remarked Dolii'  rather crossly, nt the same llino surveying Lord Ambrose with some approval. "I think it Is just "ii? sweet  idpn."  Hugh shrugged his shoulders again,  and seeing lhat MoX.n't raLhor roving  fancy waa taken by the Idea, ho said  nothing. Hut he thought to himself  that if this contest, so suddenly proposed was to he taken seriously, then  Jt certainly would not ho his fault if  Lord Ambrose (Ud not win.  "Only," observed Delia thoughtfully,  "I Bhould like to be sure this precious  process you are all talking about is  Ken-ilno, that, it will really work. It  may be all humbug,"  "It is not," cried . Hannah, pressing  forward excitedly; "I saw him do It!"  "Good Lord!" exclaimed Mr. Hetherington, astonished at this    sudden  outbreak;   "saw   him   do   what'.'"  "The inventor," Hannah answered  quickly; "Aaron Siddle, what cut liis  throat when tlie brokers were put in.  I was a boy 'then, and I helped him,  and I was here when he opeend the  furnace door and  drew out���������"  "What?"0* asked Hugh, stirred, as  were the othor listeners also, by the  dramatic fervour of the valet's tone.  "A diamond," said Hannah, Ills eyes  nearly starting from his head with his  excitement at'the recollection; "a diamond as big as a baby's head;, I have  a model of it. 'There's plenty more  where that come from,' says Siddle,  and he laughed���������he laughed, by God!"  and Hannah choked with the intensity  of his feelings and came to a sudden  pause,  "Come on," said Lord Ambrose,  who, though spell bound like Lhe  others by the passion with which Hannah re-counted his story, yet now  realized that it was not the wisest.  thing in the world to tell it to their  rivals; "come along, you fool."  He Look Hannah by tho arm and they  went out together, leaving the other  three a little pale and a little breathless.  _   "Then it is true," said Delia, "and if  W'(r"C-alT^gst_lToid"'Of"This~cir/i*rar"proC(;33-  we shall be able to make diamonds���������  manufacture diamonds like beads and  marbles,and things?"  "Aye,", said Mr. Hetherington, wip-  . ing his mouth, "the kingdoms of the  world and the glory of them."  "If all that comes off," said Hugh,  looking at Delia,,"you will want something better tnan a plain business  man, not too prosperous, for your husband."  "Perhaps I shall," agreed Delia, who  to do hor justice, was as free as anyone could :,o from any admiration for  mere wealth and rank,  "I beg your pardon," said Hugh, who  knew this very well and was at once  ashamed of what might have seemed  like an unworthy taunt.  D.'liu smiled at lilm.  "Hut 1 think that a sweet idea of  Lord Ambrose's," she remarked, "and  I think if.you hr.d been really gallant  Hugh, you would have taken it up a  little more eagerly."  "We must get away," Interposed Mr.  1-Iethoringt.on. "Hugh you had better  go home and pack up a bag and then  iiiec-t as at. Kensington Palace Square.  If we take a special to Holyhead I  think we might, just catch the Lyric  .��������� '; Queenstown."  They mado one or two other ar-  raiig< jiionts'iiiitl tii on .separated, Hugh  to go to his room to pack his bag, and  Mr. llelhorliigtoii and Delia, in spile  of the lateness of tiie hour, rung up  sundry people on the telephone and  to order n special at Huston.  It did not take Hugh long to pack  Ills bag, und, having given his landlady all necessary instructions, he left,  the house again,' and was jiiHt entering the cab he had waiting wlien ho  caught sight or a tall man watching  hlni from tho shadows of a doorway  near.  "Who Is that?" hu said, turning  sharply.  At the challenge there issued from  the doorway a big, rather shabbily  dressed mini, and Hugh gave a little  oxoliimnllon of surprise, and excite.  incut iih lie fiiw tnai his t'nee wns  black, (lulling out to lhe cabman tu  wait a liniment, Hugh ninv-'d a Hlep  to meet him; and as he gut a clear  {light  of his features he eri'Ml out;  "Ah, I know you now; you are thai  Kliittii pulltvinaii "  "1 beg your pardon," said tho black  man, ns If not finite- iindrrstaiidliig,"  "1 swear >'"U aro!" died Hugh.  "Yell nre the **:liniii pollt'i'iiian; I kiio.v  your t'Aw mul yonr voice- you have  blacked" your face, thut is ail, mid you  lire no iiuir.* a nlggi'i* than t aiu."  "I don't know what you are talking  nbout," said the stranger C'limpoHi.'dly.  "my far*- )i|.>* been black as you see  lt  since  Uie  day   1  "l.i't nt..- ������ei- your  "Any part of uv  (.11" 41 >  t-.'l,       ���������   i ���������  ' - ..*|  lirei'.-l t'f'v ���������������������������O'Viiv'r'Miiiitiiiievlnp this  Is the public Hired," and kicking olf  Ills shoo ami robing down his sock lie  chance resemblance, and in tho sec-'  oud place if you called in tho police  thoy might ask you many (luostlons  that neither you nor Mr. Hotherington  would bo very willing to answer Just  now."  "Ah!" cried ' Hugh; "you know  something, then?"  "1 know everything," snid Ihe negro  calmly.  "Then what do you want?"  "To warn you."  "Fiddles." said Hugh, though not  without experiencing gome uneasiness.  "Whero you went tonight'," continued the other in the same calm  tone, "n man died in despair some  years ago���������ho was murdered, but his  murderer has aot yet been brought to  justice,"  "lie committed ���������-���������������������������' ' *." said Hugh  sharply.  "It is the saim ' -," said the  negro, "and ll is lit.. ildtKos.' You  have heard of a ceriain discovery tonight, a discovery such as the whole  history of tlie world can hardly show.  That Is not Middles' either, is it? So  1 hnve been sent tonight to warn you  lint to meddle witli what, does not concern you."   ���������  "Wlio has sent, you?" Hugh asked,  and yot with a quick warmth at his  heart, for it seemed to him he knew,  and lie thought of Kirn.  The negro did not answer, but turned to go away. Hugh look him quick-''  ly hy the arm.  ' "No,  no,"  ho  said;   "tell   me  who  went you?" *   -  "1 have nothing more to say," re-,  plied the negro quietly, "except to  warn you to be afraid of an old man  who lives a long way away. N'ow you  can call a policeman if you like, but.  1 think you will* Iind my arrest more  embarrassing than 1 shall."  Hugh hesitated for a moment. But  it was sufficiently plain that the fellow did not fear arrest and undoubtedly to give him in charge would  mean delay, which just now was to'  be avoided at all costs. Indeed, he  might even be a decoy sent to get  himself arrested in order to cause delay.   This last idea decided Hugh.  ���������"Clear out, then," he said. .  "I see you have ..a bag with you,"  said tho negro, taking a step or two  away aim then pausing; "well, I will  give you one last warning. If you  are travelling, don't leave England; if  you leave England, don't go to America; if you go to America, don't leave  New York; if you leave New York,  don't-go to the northwest."  "Ha! the northwest, eh?" cried  Hugh, "and why not the northwest,  please?"  "Because that is where the little  devils live," said the negro and with  this singular remark he bowed to  Hugh  and   walked   quickly  away.  lost on his uncle, i "Well, docs it strike  you thai we have been singularly  lucky in hitting on the tracks of these  people?"  "Yes, Indeed," agreed Mr. .Hotherington with satisfaction; "clever lot  as thoy seem to be, thoy havo mado  bad blunders ilicire."  "Are you sure they wore blunders  these people made?" askod Hugh, "aro  you suro?"  "What else?" retorted Mr. Hetherington.  "Decoys," said Hugh.  (To ,.o Continued)  Canada is in  Good Position  wiis  It ii 11  born,  alii  Hugh.  CHAPTER XVII.  The Race For the "Lyric"  The special train for Holyhead was  already waiting with steam up when  Mr. Hetherington, Hugh ..nd Delia ar-  TlvetTTlt���������miston?���������An���������official���������was���������in-  readiness to receive thom, and" conducted them to it, and as he did so  he remarked, with an evident touch of  curiosity, that it was not often two  specials for Holyhead were required in  ono night.  "Oh," said Hugh, to whom this observation was addressed, "have you  been asked for another to night?  Lord Ambrose Boustead, was it? Has  he gone?" " "  "Thoy got off about half an hour  ago," said the official, "but the gen-  tlemnn didn't say he was... a lord,  though it was the name you mentioned."  "Had he a 'companion?" asked  Hugh; "ratner a small man in a black  suit?"  The official answered in th? affirmative, and then appearing to think he  might have been indiscreet, he hurried  away on some pretext, while Hugh,  turning io Mr. lieilierington, remarked;  "Lord Ambrose and Hannah have  got the start, of us,"  "It is simply scandalous," declared  Mr, Uf'tlioHiigtoii with great Indignation; "it. Is a funny thing how somo  people aro always trying to truh what  bolongs to other folk. What right  havo they meddling In this at. all?  that Is what I want to know; and  him a lord, too," added Mr. Hothorlng-1  ton with a sigh, as though he felt this  fact added Immensely to the iniquity  of the thing.  "Well, 1 th I nk wo aro going to havo  some excitement," declared Delia; "1  always did lovo the idea of a hunt,"  "H,o should I," said Hugh, as ho  handed her Into tho carriage, "if only  1 could make up my mind whether  wu weio hunters or huntou."  "Nh. whats tliat?" said Mr. Mother-  ingi-on sharply.  *.'hat  do you mean?" asked Delia.  Hugh did  not  answer for tlio moment; and It was not until tlio train  wii.-i fairly started that he said slowly.  "Well I do noi know���������but I hi.ve tho  oddest felling--"  "How?" ashed Delia,  ���������"lli)W does it rat. feel when It springs  ! the oaleh of the trap It has t'litereil?"  | iisk'"l Hugh moodily. "How dons' a  ' fox feel with the hounds closing In  ; upuii IIV How does ������ siiliiion feel  j when the hook hH'IkosV I'll swear 1  ' can ln-ar a trap slnililng in on us;  1 dugs hard upon our heels."  ; "I d'ui't know what yi.u menu,"  i sad 11'lin with nu uneasy air of list-  I i-nii-g lur th actual b.tyiug nf pur-  | suing dog .  I     "Do   you   mean   you   arc   afraid?"  I nsl'< >l ���������'nr. lleinerlligtou.  I     "lliidly."  mini   lliign.  i    "Hut  thai   Is sue.i lmnseutu.'," cried  I Delia.   "Why, we are pursuing some.  Grain Production of the Western Provinces Worth More Thnn Previous  Year  The aggregate of Canadian borrowings abroad last year was lost* hy almost $100,000,000 than lu 1013. The  total government, railway, public utility and municipal issues were $2.">2,-  200,000 as ngnlnst $'*51,40S,(i2!) in 101 tl.  This is the estimate mado In the annual llnancial survey of tho (.lobe,  wliich indicates that a strained position is being relieved by tho ease with  which Canadian borrowers' of aimlity  are financing tholr^roquirenients .n  the United States. Loans by Canadian  corporations would have fallen much  further below last year but for tho  Interest in Canadian securities manifested by llnancial-centres' In the  United States in :.l.e final mouths of  the year. Canadian railways in the  year borrowed $04,000,000 ln London,  and $12,000,000 in the United, States,  That the country has come through  tlie war period with so few important  business casualties and with tne  national creuit actually improved, is  said ,.o'be..due to,, the long process of  Mquidalion which begun in July of 1013  and proceeded without interruption  until the war broke out: The greatest  achievement of the year is regarded  as the Increase in" the productive  capacity of the country, and the most  immediate problem, the bringing into  profitable operation the new railroad  mileage. It. is recognized that there  can be no great revival in construction  for a considerable period, but the  transportation industry is expected to  receive some Impetus for the movement of the crops next year If the  present in.ticatli.iis of a greatly increased output are confirmed.  The grain production of the western  provinces, though estimated at 347,-  274,401. bushels as compared with  497,120,007 bushels in 1913, was worth  $254,045,215 as against $240,022,020 in  the previous year. The value of Ontario field crops for 1914 amounts to  the vast sum of - $335,000,000. The  striking development of mixed farming  in Western Canada wliich enabled that  part of the Dominion to .feed itself  completely in 1914, is' emphasized as  one of the outstanding.features of the  -venr.  ,    .  Tricks of German Spies  How Information Is Conveyed to the  Enemy   In   Devious   Ways  An officer in command of a flying ���������  hospital   column     with   Lho   Russian  troops gives ihe following account of  troubles with spies and other features  of the  lighting in Poland:  "About spies,,1 could tell you volumes after a month in Poland. It is  not only .lows, but swarms also of  goiiuliit) Germans whose duty it seems  j i'o havec,!>con to livo in Poland for  I years and make themselves absolutely at homo. Their signalling tricks  begun all Imagination. Whon wc  discovered their colored smoko slg  mils they took to arranging cedes  with chimney pots.. Normal meant all  right. Gone altogether means ' guns.  Lying on tlio side meant cavalry.  "Ono day during a change of positions our troops in hundreds passed  by a man in a soldier's uniform lying  111 a ditch, where he complained of  rheumatism, but refused aid, saying  ho wanted a little rest and would  then mauago to get along, 8he follow steadily declined' help from the  passing troops or would not go on with  the Held hospital wlien askod to.  "Finally along came a Cossack  patrol. There are no cuter fellows  than tho Cossacks. When told tho  man refused to move along and appeared not to bo wounded but seemed  unable to walk,* a Cossack said: "A  wounded soldier or, tired man crawls  along a bit and rests, crawls and  rests. This chap has boon here for  hours, for we passed this way bofore.,'  .. '.Down came the Cossack's whip and  up started the rheumatic incapablo.  Under him was a telephone over  which he had been telephoning news  cf.. ovory thing that passed along tho  road for goodness knows how long.  "What happened? ' Well the Germans got . no more phone messages  from that" scoundrel.  "A suspicious appearing Pole was  brought.In one day who understood  no German and no Russian. He was a  Pole at all points, but still thero was  something which the examining officers could not bo quite satisfied about.  ���������His' superior, turning round' from his  work, suddenly said to the officer'in  German; 'Of course, the fellow is a  German-spy: hang him up.'  "The supposed Pole who knew no  German fell into the trap and a full  confession followed, with the usual  result.  "Our regular ambulance work Is  very difficult. We only go by,,night  and dare not show lights, as the German artillery flres at everything they  see moving. We take advantage of  this. When we can we start a big  fire a few yards away and carry it on  our way. All day during the lighting  we lie somewhere in the trenches  wherever we conveniently can."  Value of Tunnel  The production of minerals, both tn  Ontario and** British Columbia, has  fallen off during the past year.with  Lhe exception ot'.the gold. The British  Columbia gold output is valued at  $0,102,910, as compared with $6,137,490  in 1914, while the Porcupine camp in  Northern Ontario mined gold worth'  $5,750,000 as against $'1,294,113 in the  previous year. .,  The building activities throughout.  Canada are shown in a record of  building permits to have been materially affected ih the past year. In'lOM  the total amount of permits is given  as $86,158,58,1, as compared with $101,-  927,710 in 1913.  The number of commercial failures  in Canada was 3,002, compared witli  1,719 in the previous year.   ���������  .Undersea Connection,Between   Eng-  land  and   France Would be  Vast Aid to Allies    o  of  The Russian  Battle Cry  German  His Men  you like," replied i body o'lm; ten being pursued  ; ; ,     ,        ���������      > _ I       '"I'I.*11   |u    ill'--:    I  Hi   (Willi!    |   ll  I'll I' llltl'llt,  ���������Blli'V-H-d Ca .Ai'ai <-t !,!������������������ lode :'-- bl.vfc  ns'hls face, Then lie undid his waist-  can.:, nml opening his shirt showed ills  ni...   I   :���������-  1,.. Ill U'l   :\\i<i      "\r.  vou   ������:it-  Isfli'iJ, sir'.'" le; f.iiill.  "So." said Hugh, though slightly  puzzled. "I believe you '.vere the  chauifeur of thai ear that ran Into  our**, ami then I tn-llevc you were the  t-hani policeman, and probably one of  the burglars at T-'wMon House ha  v.'.-.t. }'���������.>, \ i'i I*'*-.-*" ������������������Imply lA'irlio)  yourself all over fur a disguise I shall  r.'ill lhe iitiltf,. itfii! give vou Into oils-  to.ly."  "On the rharge of being a white  tnan'.'" n-ki-d tie* other Midllng Again.  "In lhe "Irsi place J happe.i tn bf n  neuuliu tioam, unA jou must Ik- let  tir.R   yfitir-f'-lf   be   flcct-lvol   by  tii  er  IX  wiy  "'t\ t:  ink."  .nt  lit.  i .ed  Mr.  nn'l   feel  I'liiiai'lieit Hugh.  ,*    *,;,,'..< ;*,..,-,,   J  llethorlngtoii.  Says    It    Makes  Shudder   -  "Tlioy go to a battle as to a feast,"  '���������-'hat is what a proud Uussiait officer, who has boon engaged i.i the Vistula battles, says of his men. Ilo has  been deputed to keep his regiment's  battle diary, and one of the stirring  pages gives an account of the capture  of a battery.  "Wo were waiting for the outflanking force to reach tlio Germans In the  rear, It wiib dump and cold; we hail  had no food since lhe nioriiiiig. Hut  no one thought of that; we wore Impatiently waiting for the signal. At 11  o'clock, ciiinu the cry of 'Hurrah!' In  a splendid roar, Wo sprang out like  one man and dashed at the Germans,  They llred for all thoy wore worth,  and thoir bullois pelted mound us.  Hul our soldiors and officer.-*) run on  "���������limiting joyfully, 'Hurrah,' leaping  ovor each other to ho the llrsi, and  springing across the tronclioH  wolfs lull's.' Wu reached the v!  and found the Germans lleulng  I.oth sides. We worked with bay  and ilio butt otitis of our rllles  Often since the European war began  there must have Hashed across ihe  minds of both statesmen and strategists the thought of how foolish the  British government was to forbid .the  construction of a. railroad tunnel ue-  tween England and France. Had the  two empires been connected by the  proposed double tube road beneath the  * tgllsh channel there would have  been a vast saving of time, trouble  and expense In the conveyance of  British troops to the ileitis of war in  Northern '''ranee and Belgium.  ,  Dover being sixty-six miles from  London and only tweniy-six from  Calais, a troop train could have run  from England to France iii considerably less tluin half iho tiiii* of a run  from London to Dover. Tho choppy  sea passage and the tedious tasks of  embarkation and debarkation would  havo been avoided, Neither from bo-  low nor from above could any attack  have been made, submarines and aeroplanes being alike powerless to pierce  300 feet under tho bed of thn sea,'Men,  horses, guns and supplies of all kinds  would have arrived in hotter condition  than was possiblo by the old s**a route,  It may be observed thut not ono  word of all this is uttered by any of  the British military expe:*tH. They  preserve a dlsereot silence, It wiib  they, or tholr predecessors, tho official advisers of the government, who  blocked the wuy of the channel tunnel  project, Thoy shrank from tho shadow of iho Napoleonic, bogy of Invasion,  Just forty years ago, when the railway  tunnel was Ilrst Buggesiod, the llrltlsh  foreign office expressed Ua approval,  and yot thoro Is no tunnel, because  every time tho mat tor was referred to  tho  military  oxperts  they    reported  Battleships for  British Navy  First Lord of Admiralty Predicts Fifteen Will be Ready This Year  The claims of'tho First Lord of the  Admiralty, tho Ht, Hon. Winston  Churchill, that Britain will have fifteen more Drc-adnoughts ready for action before tho end of this year, Is no  idle boast. In fact, according to  naval experts, it is an understatement  by at least two ships,  Sinco the outbreak of the war tho  British censor has rigidly ' suppressed the publication of anything concerning the building, launching or  commissioning of warships, but without .broach of confidence, lt Is possible to compile a fairly accurate list  of 1'higland's reinforcements from  Admiralty data nlrondy made public,  When war was declared England  had In commission twenty-eight  dreadnought battleships and battlo*  cruisers not counting the Lord Nelson  and Agamemnon' . which, although  nearly as powerful���������they mount four  12 inch and ten 9 inch and two 10  inch guns apiece���������uro reckoe.ed as  pro-dreadnoughts.  Building or refitting Britain had  thirteen ironclad monsters on August  4, and another four just laid down.  These vessels were reinforced by the  purchase of two battleships building  in Knglaud for Cliilo and Lhe forcible  acquisition of two building for Turkey. ,.  Work at the shipyards is proceeding so feverishly that the four battleships of the 1914 programme may he  completed before the end of the war,  but Mr. Churchill does not reckon  them in his estimate of ships ready  this year. It wil] be seen, then, that  he has seventeen vessels, including  the Turkish and Chilean acquisitions.  Of these ships live, the emperor of  India, the Benbow, Queen Elizabeth  and Warspite , and the 30,000-ton .30-  knot battle cruiser Tiger, were  launched over a year ago and have  almost, certainly been commissioned  since the outbreak of hostilities. Two  are known to have put to sea.  Of tho others, the Valiant, Bar-  ham, Malaya, Royal Sovereign, Royal  Oak, Resolution, Ramillios r.nd Be-  venge were laid down just over a  year ago and some if not all, must  have been launched by now. Te.e  samo applies to tho Turkish dreadnoughts Birije, Osman and ItesiU-  dieh, and to,tlie- Chilean Almiranto  I.atorre (now named Canada). Considerable progress had heen made on  the Turkish vessels, and it wac only  Turkey's lack of money that hindered their completion, Once 'Britain  took tliem over this drawback dis-  r.ppeared, and during the four months  of the war the work of completion  has been  pushed  forward..  The five -t^ueen. Elizabeths pnd five  Royal Sovereigns are armed .with  eight of the i-ew 15 inch guns, and  will be ablo ������������������ to Mire the most tremendous broadside of- any vessels  -affoati���������Tha-Ger-mans-liaV-e-a-15-incl)-  gun, but according to the Admiralty's  latest information thoy will be unable to mount any ships completing  next year.  Of Germany's eleven dreadnoughts  and battle cruisers'in process of completion, at the outbreak of hostilities,  five the Koenig, Narkgrad, Grosser  Kurfurst, Derfflinger and Lut/.ow,  were launched in 1913,- and the first  four are almost certainly in commission or Hearing completion now. Of  the others, only the Kron Priuz  (launched In February, 1914), can be  ready within a reasonable time. Moreover all those mentioned are only  armed with 12 Inch .guns, unless a  last moment change in their construction has been made.  Anti-Typhoid Vaccinaif-ffa  One of the moro recent discoveries?,  of modern medicine is tlio control jf  tin* spread of typhoid or enteric fever  uy means of a vaccine.  How important this preventive measure is may.be Judged by tlio fact in  the Boor war, before aati-typhold  vaccination was placed on a satisi'ac.--  tory basis, more mon were incapacitated by fover than.by wounds; 'una.  oy tho fact that a few yours ago 15,.-  000 vaccinated troops were mobilized  by. the' Unflod States govoriuiioni on.  Lho Mexican border near it city where** .  typhoid was prevalent and one only  jf this army was Infected.  lOnteric fever ii; caused by the .y-  phoid bacillus, a small rod-shaped  vegetable organism ������ which . gains entrance to tho body by the mouth, generally in infected milk or water, Tins  germ multiplies in tho blood very,  rapidly, so rapidly in fact that lho  numbers can double every half hour,,  and they are poisonous lo the human  system. The poison or toxin'which,  they contain gives rise to all the symptoms whicli enable physicians to diagnose tho condition' as one due to this-  special microbe.* ���������'  Tho colls of tho body, so attacked  manufacture a substance to offset the.  toxin formed by the miscroscopic invaders and if conditions are favorable  In a few weeks have produced a sufficient quantity to destroy the offendlng*.  bactcria and thus allow the natural. ���������  functions of the body to become normal again. If on tho other hand the.  poison lipids tho upper., hand long,  enough the patient is overwhelmed by  the onslaught, the vital organs are unpaired beyond any chance of recovery;,  .ind another prc'voniablo death is registered.  "tVltn , anti-typhoid vaccination,  science has been able lo greatly minimize Uie chances of infection, This is.*,  now the' miracle is brought about, A.  virulent or deadly strain of typhoid..  germs are grown in the laboratory  from'the blood of a patient. The microbes are killed by heat and are then:  shaken up in a weak solution of ordinary salt and distilled  water.  By moans of special complicated'."  methods trained laboratory workers,  are able to estimate the number of  bacteria in the mixture. One thousand,  million microbes in flfteon drops of.  tho preparation is the standard usually-  adopted and here one has a- vaccine  which when injected under the skin,  stimulates the tissues of the body to.  form tlie same substance that was "produced to combat the attack of the;  living germs. Three such injections,  or inoculations at intervals, giving:  littlo and sometimes no discomfort,,  protect the individual for several:  years. Typhoid-fever is then no longer a menace.    -  Tlre~eanatiinn~troops���������training���������for.���������  service overseas are all being vaccinated and they, can with conlidencc*-  look forward to a campaign unhampered by typhoid epidemics such as.,  nave in previous wars been more demoralizing to the army than the bul-  icts'of the enemy.  His Last Two Rounds  Re-  Canadian Building* Exhibit  and  Huge  from  iiiets  right  'I'iii not ho vi r.)  sure of ihat otth-  " returned Hugh, wiiu a giitiit'e at  11a.  "il i.   I   am   not   afraid,"  she  said,  It i.i   Alii,  Iii- ���������   >ii *i ..  "if ynu ar., Hugh, ymi ar" quite, it  llln-riy to turn barn." hu'.d Mr, Hoth-  .rington, 'but I did not know yon  were su timid."  "It is a .'i bring bravi' to Kliut your  and lul't, when suddenly one of our of-  llcitrH cried, 'Brothers, follow inn!  There's ilie German battery,' and 'iu  pointed to the right end of Uni village,  30i) yards away.  "u'dli oin; bound wn wore on that  bntiery, Only one German remained  --a young Ilotiioiiant;  !ils arms loldi'd across  Napolet.n attitude, with his sword and  revolver lying nt his ft of, Our men  never thought of touching hlni; what  ihey wanted woro tlio guns. They  ���������wizen tliein, each shooting, 'It's mlnut  I shan't give It up to anyone! It's  mine l' like iiiadmeii.  '"Your cry of hurrah.* said tho ("lor-  .', i i...,}  .iliWi      14144 li:.'.i..4I      Uf.*.,   ������.......),        ..   .....   .1   '.  ���������ert'lhle. It wns horrible We <thudd"r-  ������������������tl at the roar, and our gunners' hands  trembled as ihey drove the shells Into  lhe j-unt*. And when thu nevit roar  '.'iiiue they oould not bo hold there.  So I remained nlono, deciding to dlo  ��������� I.- tin- film-' "  ! against lt as a danger. There Ih run-  I son io believe that thoso who survlvo  I have changed their mind, und ihat the  j newer men who direct British military  I affairs regard the under sea road not  1 as a peril, but as a convenience. This  ��������� it certainly would he, and oven moro  1 ao tn poaco than In war, if the bond  of Anglo-l'Teiieh frloiidnhlp remained  unbroken,  An Mr. Asqulth promised In the autumn of last your, lho scheme Iiiih been  ret'oimttlerod by the war office, the  admiralty and tlio board of trade, and  It Is understood that tholr reports are  ln the hantlH of the committee of lm-  hu ".tood wilii I porlul defence. Tho decision of UiIh  IiIh oIiohi Iii a ��������� body Is likely to he favorable. If It Is,  ' the tunnel will probiilily be mado by  the Southeastern Railway Company of  Knglaud, and the Northern Railway  Company or Praiico, each of which 's  prepared to ox pond $~l''l0i)O,������0O, one  naif of Uio esUiiiulod total cost. But  tlin work may bo (Inferred until aftor  the war���������which, whllo it severely  (���������-ivni-i th.. enerMes nn,i reHnureOM of  both nations, Ih Hioiidily drawing them  CU'tH.T   III   til'*   tn.*>  Oi   .il'iiCiivJiiatc OJi.1-I  ratleshlp.   The tunnel would he In lt-1  self the addition of a highly desirable  and ttubslaiuiiilitio.���������-BuHion Herald.  Coldstream    Guardsman's    Dying  quest to His Friends  '"There was a man in the trenches,"  writes Private II, G. Tipper, of Llie  3rd Battalion ColdBtreum Guar.ls,  "who had not got a clean sheet; iie  was always getting into troublo for  ono thing or another. He got hit n  tho arm. Ho crawled back out of tho  trenches to tho nearest Held ambulance  and had his wound droiH<*d, We advised lilm to go to 'the rear, but to  rol'usod, and with difficulty made l.ls  way back to tho llrlng lino. Thoro,  despite his wounded iinii, ho steadily  wont on tiring at the onouiy. Some  time passed, and ho was shot ln tho  right arm. Again ho mado the difficult  and painful journey to Uio Hold hospital and again, with both his arms Injured, ho stubbornly insisted oa crawling buck to the trench.  By-and-by he collapsed, shot clean  through the body, Several comradt's  rah to hlni and raised hlni. 'You tnuHt.  get buck now,' thoy told him. 'No,' ho  mild with a white faco, 'let mo lie.  The blighters have done nio In this  time.' Ills rifle HtHI roHtod where *.io  had heen tiring, supported in Its loopholes, 'Hoist mo up before you go,'  ho muttered. 'I'll glvo thom anothor  round, ho help me! Prop mo up  quick,' Thoy know thoy could do nothing. They propped hlni up IiohIiIo  IiIh rifle and wont to tho other wound-  mi men. Willi fumbling hands' the dying man pointed his rlllo, and lot  drive two more rounds at the enemy.  Then ho slipped down dead."  Government Structure is the Largest:  . Foreign Building on the Grounds  The Canadian government building;  a: the ���������I-'a<i,;ii,.a Pacific JOxposilion iu.  largest foreign building on tne ground-  San Kranclsco is complete and is L.ie  Its contonts aro of government origin*,  and maintenance, and aro clos.gnctU  chiefly to promote Immigration and.  commerce.  , It covers an area of 450 hy 225 feet,,  the ground Iloor being divided into a.  loggia.GO by 40 feet, tnree ox.iiblt.  courts, each 230 feet long, two exhibit rooms 40 foot square, and tliivi:;  courts whicli communicate through  numerous arches, and tho wliolo effect of the Interior is that of a vast?,  arcado with cardinal nnd gold prominent In the upper decorations, and rustic grills through which transparent  panels are seen depicting Cunadlun.  rural scenes; Models and panoramas,  also comprise witli products the exhibits.  hall  may  ,)U  t'A:.  inii i e  ������i\iv, light." ri lortod Hugh, "t'licle  du .** li ever Htrlkrt you that souitone  might hnvo a gnulKi* ng..tiiM vou foi  that aeoitloni nl 1!) Hirilr* Htnvt,  ni-iiii" yi-.u'i*. AV,ii j uu 'old ui'-' ab..ii'l.'  "Wht-ii   that   man,   Siddle,  cut  his  throat, dn you moan?" ftsk'd Mr. Flt-tli-  orliigtori a*-t'.nliihed.    "Why, no cist  could bo no unreasonable a������ to blanir  Ho'uie   mo for that, Burrly!"  People take prejiid.rrtj vIc-wb lovao  Tired of doing tlio rooho step back-  .viirds "io PitrlH" and compelling thn  i'i>n������ft)>   linn  to *.rrlntl  hln  teeth   n  :ii'ii)U'lii   rage,     tne   UriiSH its  Heliool*-  buy  now   wrlten  IiiHcrlptlo'is on  the  .vails.    One of 'ht.  clieokier.f   is "La  ihuv>:      ini-    IVrill'���������'    a.  eaii'i.'  do  .'(tgntuillsoiii.titt" iBelgium m closed  or .���������yieii������ltiiiH!)  "I trust, Miss S'mpklna. that you  lav-r- POTiuthinK In roBTVO for ft  ���������aliiy dny," unit! Ih-*- bonovolont old  .-���������ni Ionian.  "Yen, sir," .nald Jte earnogt young  A  Tr.-irnrlw In Thre^  (Sift musk)  Ar.tti  Bull and  Bull nnd  Bull.  Act I.  two matadors,  Act II.  one matador.  Act III.  i('uvtaln)  An Awful Possibility  Brnuthlesaly ho riiHlioil Into tin? barber shop. Ills lint, collar and noektlo  were oil' In a trice, and lie sprung Into  tin? chair over which old Frits* presided, ''  "I want a shavo and u haircut, and  I have only fifteen nilniile*-," Uo suld,  Old Fritz stopped to consider. After  II fOW   Hl'CUIlllH  111!  libKUU:  "Vllo!' Ai.' yi'ii want tlu* rno'-.t?"  "A shave."  The aliave toolc about cloven minutes.  Ah Fiita removed the towel from  his eiiHtonter'ii nock lie mild',  "M!..*, fi'l- '.'. I, ii".")'?' ���������������������������",'"r 'ir-'tin *inl(  a harbor to cut your hair and Hhat'e  you In flftoiM. miiiutoH pocaiiHO hoiiio  time vou niiglu llnd a barber vat  would'do It,"  W. N. U. 1037  ffmc"*."  unlit   llnmh   wffh  ������  tniioh  nM woman.   "I am going to marry a man  tarc-ium  that  waa  fortunately qulto* nim.������*l Muckluio^U."  During llu* trial of m.ui.i li.f*inw*u<*  persons Chariot Lamb j-nmarkcil  gravely that He "slioulil ilk to know  tl.eni���������to nr,k the.    lo dinner."  "Vou would not sit with them?"  asked Talfourd, solemnly.  "Ye.t, 1 would sit Willi anything but  a lion or a t-illor,"  On ii crowd .-(J Han KrauclHco Hlro-'t  ear onn wet, mlHornblo nigh not long  ago, a coin wiih hoard to drop, An tit ar-  by pasHOiigorH crimed tholr necks an  oltl nun nt'iopcil i.i d pkiu'd it up,  "Anybody lost h live dollar piece?" he  asked, anxlousl;  Nine passenger--, hurried"./ ueardied  their pockets and shouted;  "I havo."  "Well, I've found a penny towardu  It." -mid tho old man.  Staging a Bluff  Is the office boy on duty to keep  people away from mo?  Ves, Hlr.  Ih thoro a bonch ln tho  which busy business men  whilo waiting for mo'"  Yos, sir.  Ih thoro a hidden lock on tho gate-  that lends Into the outer office?  Ves, Hlr,  lias tho telephone girl been  structcd to ask ull who call for  tholi' names ami business?  Oh, yos, nlr���������our tclophono girl  knows all about that.  And to consult mo boforo penultilng;  any one lo talk lo inu?  Yob, ir,,  la everything, nrning-i horo u>  make it iih difficult as possible for  p oplo to transact business with Dili*.  linu?  "t Ih.  Good! Then I'll go Into my off lco  and begin Impressing tho populace-  wit h my Importance,"���������-Detroit Free-  Prow*.  Willie's Impression  Ono afternoon Utile Willie, who luul  been playing out ou the lawn, tutored  tho house and thoughtfully approach-  *.*d Ills mothor,  "Manniia," said he, "where do thny  U..-,  tl... bv-tr ilfv.'l   in oo.v  el.nroi>?"  "The hear, dear child?" aHltod  W.llio'H mother, with a wondering expression. "What hoar? V ho over told  you such a ridiculous thing iih that?"  "Noi.ody told mo," wiih tho quiet ro  Joinder of tl.e perplexed yoinigator;  "but every time l go to church thoy  slug somitunng nuuiii 'Uie uuinocratoa  cross-eyed bear.'"  Impertinence  Head of the Firm (discovering that  his apprentice and liis young daughter uro corresponding)���������Woll, well,  U'.\ love 1- ttei'H the niteel Is writing  to my daughter, and on my typewriter, too!  "Sir, your daughter has promised  to becomo my wife,"  "Woll, don't como to mo for sympathy; you might know Botnctlilnir  would happen to you, hanglug around  hero Qvo nights a week."  *-!*  it  ��������� k  -j THE    NEWS,   CUMBERLAND,    13. ,C.  ?/  BRITISH NORTH SEA FLEET IS  GUARDING THE DANGER ZONE  PRACTICES FORMATIONS AND WAITS FOR ENEMY  |The German  Spy System  General's Chauffeur Was a Paid Ger-  An Officer on Duty in the North Sea, whose Cruiser has Steamed  17,000 Miles since the War Began, Tells of the Activity  Among the Vessels of the Fleet  The Morning Post publishes tho following from an officer ou board ono  of tho British protected cruisers In the  Grand Fleet".  1 suppose you want to know a littlo  of how we are getting on and what  wo are doing. Of course, I can't toll  you any details, but It Is the same  thing���������waiting and watching. We  know wo Bhall got our chance eventually; then wo hope to bo in the lime-  light a littlo. Tho point Uiat 13 so  aggravating to us is that to tho unthinking person wo aro doing nothing,  llorr Uallin, tho manager of tho Hamburg-American line, says that we are  lurking In our harbors. That may be  bo but how does that statement coincide with this one of mine: From tho  first week In-August to the middle of  , Novoinber my ship has steamed no  ' fewer than 17,000 miles, aud that In  tlio-North Sea! And of courso wo  have not .been alone. The Grand  Fleet have been with us, and, although they l.avo*not coverod so many  miles, yet they have been at soa just  as long as my ship, but owing to* our  high speed and tho duties we have  to perform���������scouting, . rcconnoltoring,  olc.���������wo .have'' naturally travelled  many' miles. Ilerr Ballln n-oed not  worry;   if  they  want us,  well,  tlioy..  ��������� know where to find us. Of, course, the  Germans can say the same to us, that  we know where to iind them. Oh, yes,  we know exactly, Kiel, Wilhelmshaven,  Cuxlmven aud Heligoland. People who  don't understand will say: "Why don't  you go thero and attack thom?" Not  much! We have our own plans, and  thoy are certainly not going to take  our splendid, licet Into their mine-infested areas and , under their fortresses. ' Every mile of their coast  bristles' with heavy guns,  '   Think we,are going to attack tliem  ���������=��������� In narrow waters, giving their submarines just the opportunity lliey are so  anxiously looking for? We play our  "game; not theirs. Their fortresses  and shore guns and all the money and  ���������swill that have been expended on  them are all wasted as far as the British lleet in concerned. We are not out  to light fortresses; at all events not  stationary ones. We don't mind their  floating fortresses���������to wit, their  chips. Besides, what do you, put guns  in a ship for? Simply so that you can  move from place to place. Ships, after all, are only movable fortresses. If  they olect to remain in thoir defended harbors, woll, they must; but no  matter how long thoy stay thoy will  not wear down our vigilance. That  lliey will bo boiind to como out sooner  or later thero can be no doubt Tliey  are not increasing their offlcloncy by  remaining In harbor, and it is well  known In naval history that io remain  lu harbor is fatal to your chances of  success.  Wo are adding to .our efficiency  ovory day. Wo take c-vory opportunity of practice, gunnery, torpodo, etc.,  and also battle luetics, accustoming  ovory ono to his exact duties. Our  ships know exactly what our commander In chief's plans are. Constant  practice under varying' conditions of  weather, light aud position have enabled every captain to know exactly  what to do under each condition in  which we might* find ourselves. Don't  think that Is somothing? The enemy  cannot do that, bottled up as, they are.  Ddh't you worry. Our Admiralty and  tho commander in chief of the home  fleet know exactly what they are  about, and if you are asked, "What is  tho navy doing?" all you have to tell  them is that we are simply doing  what our navy was built for, "to ride  tlio waves and to defend our shores."  But when the suitable time arrives  we shall do more than that, I feel  confident. Our navy is and must bo  our ilrst line of defence, and without  it we are,.lost. We have lost some  ships, bill, then, we expected to. You  cannot expect to make an omelet without breaking eggs. But; still, our  losses' are considerably'less than we  made provision for, and even if our  onemies do lurk in their, harbors we  have given them something to remember each time they have shown themselves. " When you remember the  number of ships we have in the North  Sea and the activity of their submarines, and also the way they have  strewn mines all over the place, you  must, admit that our casualties have  been very light. ��������� It is only thoughtless  people who suggest that we are doing  very little.' Just, suppose that our  ileet were withdrawn for a short time,  do ��������� you realize what would happen?  It is really worth an hour's thought,  and after you have thought for an  hour you will say, "Thank God'for our  navy!" ���������  Rubber Famine  In Germany  l.iports   Entirely   Cease���������Supply Ex-  Price of=Defeat=  The=Eaiser2s=Army  man Spy  A Gorman officer speaking beforo  the war began of tho Secret Service  of bis country, wrote to a lady  friend about it as follows:  ��������� "Tho most valuable secrot ssrvice  agents of my country are not the  regular ones, employed by the Gorman Secret Service���������who would, of  courso, be woll known to tbo British Secrot Sen-ice���������but Uie additional many thousands of unsuspected  German.residents in Britain, particularly some naturalized Britons of  many years' standing.  "Thoso havo , hoodwinked tlieir  nolghbors by posing as being very  pro-British and anti-German, whilo  many of. them have sons serving in  tho British army; navy, civil service,  or intelllgenco department,  "Somo of these men have boon lot  off witih a' shortened period of sor-  vlco with tho Gorman army on condition that thoy came to Knglaud and  studied and survoyed an area of  several miles round tholr rosldoncos,  bo that thoy could act as local guides  to any Invading German force. My  government has thoso mo'i living at  and around every strategical or important landing place, naval and  military or Industrial centro In tlio  kingdom.  .  ��������� "A few have even been given  English titles, ' many are serving on  county and town councils, or holding important positions in the world  of British trade and finance.  "They are of every possible class,  from officials, tutors, merchants,  clerks, hotel keepers, and waiters,  barbers, dock and railway omployees,  chauffeurs piano tuners, telegraphists; somo are even employed ln our  post offices.  "My own brother ^yas fcr some  months in the emplo,- of a general  at''Alderr-hot. Imagine a /British  chauffeur in the employ of a German  officer!  "This great army of Germans In  Great Britain���������and there is a similar  service in every important country  in' Europe���������is well organized. They  are sworn to attack all ,'ulnerable  ���������mis, but have strict orders not .to  precipitate matters. They are only  to act when they got the signal that  the-time is ripe and the flight of  airships, begins.  ' This army of spies���������which is large  enough to form a complete army  corps���������would Ui en get to work" Men  and women in their appointed places  would cut telegraph and telephone  wires, blow up tube and rail ray trains,  signal stations, railway, and other  bridges, shoot sentries, destroy wireless stations, tamper with reservoirs,  blow up gas works, electric power  stations, and, in fact, do every possible  harm before seizing the banks, and,  eventually, forming an armed force to  help iu the conquest of Great Britain."  Jjo doubt there has been1'some or  rousted  That there Is an almost desperate  demand for rubber in Germany Is now  evident from tho continual attempts  being made to BecurQ the material.  Before tho war got properly under  way, thoro wore several English llrms  Chat unwittingly allowod their rubber  to leak out and ultimately be recelvod  in German hands, but now thoy under-  stand tho importation tricks ot tlie  Germans, and tlio British government  has Issued an order prohibiting tho export from England. -  An outstanding fact to bo'remem-  bored is that nearly all tho plantation  rubber avullablo every year���������about  70,000 tons���������Is produced within tho  British ompiro and is controlled ��������� by  British firms. There la a littlo grown  In the Dutch East Indies, and American houses control a fow eastorn plantations. But the great bulk of the  plantation rubber is brought to London, and in normal times large quantities are transhipped to Germany,  lloucoforth i-o supplies will bo sent  out of the country except under a license Prosumably large quantities  will continue to be shipped to our Allies. Within tho last three months tho  value of rubber sent to Russia���������largely, It Is stated, for army snow boots  ���������has been enormous, and Franco will  be ablo to take all that she wants.  Of about 2,000 tons lying at Antwerp  It is understood that only 100 tons -e-  nmlned when the German' took possessions of the port.  Prohibition of exports means, among  other things, that the representatives  in London of American nrms will aot  .be able to fulfill their contracts, Tho  .United States herself requires largo  quantities of rubber, but there, is reason to believe tliat rubber has been  sent from this country to the United  States and has been re-exported there  to Germany via Italy or Holland. '  Although merchants in the United  States at present will not be able to  receive supplies of'plantation rubber  through London, there will still be the  wild rubber available. Brazil annually  exports about 40,000 tons, of which  rather more than half comes to this  country and rather less than half goes  to the Unitod States. The latter country usually takes about a third of the  world's supply, so; should she receive  the whole of the Brazilian production,  there would remain little for export to  Europe. . * "    '  - Normally, German liners share with  British vessels the carriage of the rubber from Para; today there are only  British ships to carry it. Any attempts  to ship the rubber by different routes  must Immediately becomo known.  LATEST BOOK OF VON BERNHARDI  REVEALS THE PUNS OF GERMANY  "BRITAIN  AS  GERMANY'S VASSAL," IS THE TITLE  What War Wl.l| Cost to the De-  feated  Added to the Increasing expense  of war, tlio cost of peace In the pre-  eont war will probably be tlio greatest* that a losing nation has ever  paid. The defeated power will undoubtedly bo required o pay an  enormous price, for past history  shows that a winning nation invariably demands huge compensation  for its losses.  Count Bernstoff, German ambassador to the United States, has stated  that the Kaiser, if ho conquers  Franco, will oxact an Indemnity of  $*2,n00,000,000; all the Fronch colonies, including Morocco, Algeria  and Tunis would becomo German  proporty and 8,000,000 rides, .1,000  guns'and 40,000 horses , would be  confiscated as spoils of war.  Gormany is noted for oxccsslvo  demands from the nations it defeats  hi war. Tho rocont war line of ������2,'-  000,000 on Antwerp is an ouxmple,  At tho timo of the Franco-Prussian  War Bismarck endeavored to obtain  from France tlio huge Indomnlty of  ������1*50,000,000 sterling. England mado  strong representations to Berlin, and  succeeded ln having this amount reduced to J12200,000,000, payable In  four years, Franco, however, handed ovw tho last coin of the line two  yours and seven months at'tor tho  conclusion of the war, but not until  then wero German troops moved  from the country.  On the other hand, it Is tho popular bollof ln Groat Britain that whon  Gormany has boon conquored Bho  will bo forced to surrender lior entire navy, dostroy hor aminmcnts,  disband lior army, pay an enormous  Indomnlty to Franco as well as restore Alfloco and -Lorraine, and other  Indemnities to' Bolglum and to  England an well as largo territorial  concessions to Russia.  Modern victors nro Incllnod.to punish thoso tlioy conquer moro severely thnn lion boon the '.ivbo In tho past.  Japan spent millions In winning the  RuBflo-JiipanaBO war, and mado Russia 'pay heavily for it. Tho lattor  country, In addition to paying heavy  fines, had to ronton) to tlio Jnps tho  portion of Manchuria It had occupied  and to give up Port Arthur.  Sikh Travelled From Argentina  Tho following story, related by a  British officer, is a splendid oxamplo  of tho spirit of loyalty and dovotlon  displayed by Uh������ Indian army: "An  ex-Bopoy of a woll known Blkh regiment, who had rotlred some years  ago, mid was malting a fortune on a  tlmbor farm la tho Argentine, heard  that his' old regiment was proceed-  Lm io the wr, llu Jul oaco, threw up  ���������hifl work, paid bin own pawmge over  to London, and on arrival wandered  about making Inquiries until, by a  groat ploco of luck, h* heard of ono  of his own officers wlio had boon  roturnod wounded from tho front To  htm ho pmforrwi bin rcfl.ii wit. that ho  -should bo sowt out lmmcdlatly to  hln old regiment to tako bis share In  fighting for the King Emperor. His  request was acceded to, and ho is  now at tho front doing his part ln  tho splendid work performed by tho  Indian army."  ganlzation of the same sort effected"  also in Canada!    ,  German Private Earns Nine Cents a  Day  While much has been written and  much more said regarding the German Kaiser's ..ccentricities and peculiarities which have brought him  into disfavor with tlie outside world  the details of his attention to the  army and navy, for which he has  done more than any of his predecessors, ��������� havo to some ex tint escaped notice. Ho bus succeeded, no  doubt, in endearing hlmsolf to his  soldiers and sailor., to somo extent,  lt is to .the Kaiser that, the soldiers owo their waterproof fireproof  field tent, lie it was who first adopted the smokeless powuer, who introduced turrots on wheels to servo as  movable redoubts, who suggested wire  fences to impede tho enemy's charge,  and who promoted ihe use of war  dogs. It Is to his final consent, too,  that the soldiers owe the infantry's  reduction of obligatory military * service, from throe to two years, The  gonoral staff Is only rosponslblo to  l*.lm.  Until the outbreak of war last August the German army system .was  the cheapest iu Europe, A second  lieutenant was paid only $20 a month  for Instance Tho entire cost of a soldier in tho ranks, pay, clothing and  equipment was only $17.30 a month,  A private Is paid S) cents a day,  and of this ho must pay 2������/& cents  for dinner; if ho appears to bo  spending t'ho remainder too freely the  Inspector, who has a rlgnt to make  examinations, may not only reprimand but punish hlni,  This is tho Kaiser's doctrine Dut  ho haa brought about many military  reforms, and' has reduced tho ill-  treatment of thn German soldier by  his officers. 1,1 o has loved his army  I'or reasons of his own; and his army  has not yet lost all sense of devotion  to lilm.  The navy has boon the* porBonnl  droam of tho Emperor for more tliun  a quarter of a century. Ilo has  forced tho oxpimslon of tin navy in  tho faco of stubborn opposition, At  tho present moment It is largely tho  'navy that has brought a united Gormany into war, r.li contingents of  tho government having joined in  . -Ring the enlargement of tho son  force.  Tho governing power of the kaiser  Is very notirly absolute Ho has  stood for feudalism in Gormany, thu  autocracy of the old i,ystt'iii. lie  has boon opposed by social democracy, radicalism, progrosfllvism and  dissension In tho Rolclmtiig. Hul  the HeloliHfiig has llltlo actual powor  save In voting supplies.  The Bundosrat Is tho mqst powerful upper Minni'inr tr,the. "wvrld "Afl  King of ".Prussia the Kaiser controls  Uie BOVoiiUieu 1'ruwlttu., voum ��������� lu tne  Bundosrat, and In co-bo of a tie tho  Prussian voto 1. decisive The  ohancollor of tho empire too, Is tho  kaiser's personal representative; ho  is appointed by the omporor, and Is  rufapoiimibi*.- vu him ftlv-nt*, liic uWliun  ib, In fact, governed by and for the  Crown. It represents absoluto mon-  arohy in effect, If not in name,  Danger to Dreadnaughts  Remarkable for the Author's Spirit of Prophecy in Dealing with  the German Ambition and Determination to Rule tho  World, no Matter How the End is Attained  Under tho illuminating title ot crushing Franco and acquiring dom-  "Brituin as Germany's Vassal," tho  latest work of.General Fredrlch von  Bornhardl who attained International  promlneco two years ago by hts now  woll known work, "Germany and the  Next War," has beon translated into  England and has Just reached this  country. Written hi 1913, this latest  work of Germany's greatest ndvoca'.c  of oxpansion by war, is, like its predecessor, remarkable for the author's  spirit of prophecy in so far as tho Intentions and acts of his own country  aro concerned.  Much. which the volume contains  might havo been written since lho  war began and would be a fairly accurate account of what has actually  happened. After a careful perusal of  the work lt is impossible to escape  the conclusion that General von Bernhardi either know tho military program of his country and hoped by a  strong advocacy ofcltin his public  writings to push it to speedy consummation, or has been gifted with remarkable powers of divination.  The translation of this work of von  Bernhardi has been dono by a woll  known student of German conditions,  Mr. J. Ellis Barker, who is best  known for his* work "Modern Gormany,"  In this latest work, von Bernhardi  has traversed much of the same  ground covered by his orginal book.  Again is found the doctrine that Germany must strike hard and quick to  crush France, that war. is a necessary  factor in the development of culture  and the upbuilding of a nation, that  peace breeds decadence, and that  treaties were made to be broken and  should never be seriously regarded .,s  binding.  But the author' now goes to limits  which were never dreamed of by the  readers of his other volume. By war,  he says, Germany must acquire supremacy in Eurpoe and the .Mediterranean first, and follow this* with the  mastery of the world. ���������  ."Decadent England," described as  Germany's chief enemy, must ' be  made subservient to Germany either  by war or by an "alliance," under  which she .must give up her naval  supremacy,' quit tl.e Triple Entente,  abandon her allies and disarm by distributing- her fleet ' over the world,  meanwhile leaving Germany alone in  Will Battleships be Superseded by the  Submarine  inatlot\ of Europe, North Africa and  AbIh Minor, In plain language, General von Bernhardi assorts that Brit,  ain must becomo Gormany'B vassal  either through  war or submission.  Mr. Barker, in a preface to the woTk  calls attention lo tho fact that diplomatically and militarily, Germany has  carried out ovory ono of von Born-  hordl's recommendations caatainod ln  this volume, adding:  "Ills latest book Is parhaps th*  most'remarkable political indiscretion  of modern times."   '  Von Bornluirdi. lias given considerable space In his. book to tho Unitod  States, Ho thlnkB that this country  should light England and that the  United Statos is making tt groat mistake tn lis advocacy of peaco and arbitration treaties, although ho excused the policy on tho ground of tre*-  mendous population, in accessibility  and ln exhaustible resources, which :.*  believes responsible for a "fancied"  security.  With his characteristic aptnosn the  author has In his work hit squarely on  a problem which has been agitating ���������  the* United States for some time, and  which was the subject of the president's" message recently���������the question-,  of prepared ness. On this subject von  Bernhardi has no illusions. Without  any particular reference to the Unitod .  States, he says:  "The greatest crime that con bo  committed against a nation is the neglect of Its armed power, and tho di-  minutioh of Its armed foroes. When  army and navy are neglected, or lose*-  prestige, the national organism sickens."  Wizard as ho haa been in foreseeing events in Europe, von Bernhardi  reveals one mistake in his now book.  Urging war upon tho Entente powers,  "although it may lead to war similar  to the Seven Years' War," ho predicted that there would bo delay in the  sending to tlie Continent of an English expeditionary force. lie based his  bolief In the crushing of France and  the simplifying of Germany's task to  a very large extent on this/ At tho  samo time he says unhesitatingly tbat  if all the pewes of the entMite-  should attack Germany at the same  time���������which Is what has happened���������  Germany "may meet defeat and heavy '  and terrible times."  Russia Making Big Strides  Country   of   Vast   Possibilities   Lacks  Sufficient Sea Coast for Development  of Commerce  The progress of Russia has beon  tremendous in the last decade, says a  writer in the Popular Science Monthly.. Tho years since the Japanese war  havo seen the adoption of a constitutional regime, the rapid spread of industrialism, tho greatest agrarian reforms since emancipation, and a remarkably intelligent study and handling of the problems of primary education, agriculture and Intemperance,"  Along with this lias come a clear  appreciation of the richness of her resources, "In the markets of tho  world thero exists today a famine, in  meat, lumber and breadstuffs," says  the Russian economists, and Russia  has, or can dovelop, all three t* an In-  dolinlto amount, Russia has a geographic basis for a great nation such  as is possessed by no othor people  unless it he our own.  It Is wanting, however, in one im*  portant rospoct; lt lacks nn adequate  coast line. Russia's soa coast is too  small for bo largo a state and she Is  bound to demand moro. Indeed, thai is  what sho has been doing for centuries,  her const ward movement has boon ln  progress for at least four hundred  yours and wc aro witnesses today of  anothor gigantic step In this direction.  Tho Gormans block tho way, and ultimately, conibinod with thom, the  Swedes and DanoB,  That Russia with her population of  170,000,000, increasing at the rate jf  nearly throe millions a year mid with  resources bo vast and undeveloped  that thoy can only bo roughly estimated, will bo kept permanently bottled  up Is not likely, Hor linos of least resistance and tho conquest of an outlet  by way of Coii:iuuitlnoplo. to tho  world's trndo Is ns inevitable as Ir Its  geographic reasonableness, Toward  tho Persian Gulf thu way In also open  and Inviting, Indeed, everywhere In  Asia she has tho unique advantage of  Internal line:, of development and  therefore alno of attack. Geographically tho serious meiuico to British  world supremacy (loos not Uo lu Germany, but In UuhhIii,  ,, The  Morning "Post's "naval  correspondent says: .,  "It is useless to pretend that'the  loss is a small matter, although lt is  true that there arc other ships which  are more valuable, and it is also true  that such incidental losses do,not affect the main issue of the campaign,  but each of these successive disasters  brings more nearly home the question  of a future design and uso of the capital ship.  "There are people who maintain  that tho battleship will be driven from  the soa and superseded by the submarine. The : nine prophesy was made  when the torpedo-carrying swift vessel  was invented, It was said that the  torpedo boats would supersede the  battleship, but nothing of the sort occurred. The torpedo boat was superseded by the destroyer, whicli ln turn  was expected to supersede the battleship..  "That forecast was so far Justified  that it bocanio unsafe,to keep battleships at right within reac*. of destroyers but no war occurred In  which the theories could be brought to  tho only conclusive test,  "The experiences of this war havo  proved that battleships can only navigate mlne-strown and uubninrino-  hauntod waters nt great hazard, Tho  first definite expression of professional naval opinion on the subject to bo  published Is tho view of tho general  board of tho United States navy,  "Tlio general board, with the  length of experience of tho prosont  war, to guido thom, consider that  the command of lhe cvon can only oo  gained and held by vessols that can  tako and keep tho sea tu all weathers  and overcome tho stronger-it enemy  vossols that may bo, brought against  them, The backbone of a navy thai  enn command the sen consists of tho  strongest Hon going and sea keeping  ships of Its day."  The_War and Jewish People,  Reforesting Out-Over Land  The Laurenttdo Company of -qu-flbwn,  uroducorii of pulp and pulpwood, is re-  orostlnf Its non-agricultural eut-ovor  Mas. It 1s eJso importing reindeer  rom Newfoundland, to seo If they con  *Ve th* plaoo of dog* ln winter  Woodi work.  Diplomacy  /, young society woman was having  a chat ono evening v-ith a young  man whom sho had Just met. Thoy  wore In tho cntiHorvntory.  "Which do you admire the groat-  er," Inquired tbe young belle, "black  eye* or blue?"  "Well, renlly, r-spll-M ths yonn*  follow, slowly, "tlie light Is to dim  hero I csnt say just now."  Rubber and Oil Supply  Thoro are twvo products without  which the operations of tho German  armies are bound to bo most sorlously  hampered. The olio Is rubber and iho  othor Is oil, With RiihhIu establishing  Its oil' In Galicia tho oil supplies from  tho Holds thoro will bo cut on1, and tho  measures which havo boon taken  should prevent any large quantity gut-  tin*;' Into Germany !rom olUvr  sources. The prosont difficulty is Italy,  but no doubt wo shall bo able to soo  that that country does not obtain  more than Uh normal Imports.���������Wout-  mlnstor Gazette.  German Conception of War  Tho reason why Field Marshal von  Illndenburg has been suddenly Idlol-  Izod is that, In German eyes, lm is  Having the eastorn provinces from  Invasion. The Gorman public care little about hi.;, tuoriuoua lysAea, and  are oven proparod to transform his  defeats Into vlctorl*-***; no long an lin  can manage to keep the campaign on  othor side of the frontier, The Oerman  conception of war It that It Is a glor-  louti thing, so long as It rage* around  th* homes of other people*.---London  Time*.  4,000 Languages Spoken ,  Or Dialects, There la no Countlno  Their N-.tiber  How miiiiy men, If asked how many  langtuigoH there were In tho world,  could glvo anything llko an itccurato  answer? Inquires l.ondo.i Answers.  Tlio average man's knowlodgu or ability to speak languages rarely exceeds  two besides his niitlvo tongue, yet wo  (111tl Hint the Kinperor Francis Joseph,  when visiting a Rod Gross hospital  recently spoke with the patients In  tholr own language, which hIiowh the  ngi'd emperor to bo master of bIx.  Jt may appear strange, but lt is  nnvertlioln-r's I rue, that I hero are more  than -1,000 languages spoken by mankind, whllo the number of dialed!* i x-  ���������needs this. There aro more than sixty vocabularies In Brazil, and tn Mexico tho NiUnia is broken up into 1101:10  7Pi? dlali**.'!**. Tbt-n.' un- )iuiiAnA:i lu  Borneo, while In Australia there Is no  classfylng tho complexities, Lot us,assume thai fifty dialects, on aa avenge,  belong to each language, and we have  tho colossal total of 2!iU,uOU linguistic  Palestine May Once Again Belong to  the Jewish  People  Dr. Richard Gotthell is probably correct in predicting that the war .will  solve the Jewish problem in Europe  and Asia. For ono thing it has proved  that the essential element of Judaism  is not distinctively .racial, but religious, Thj Jews living in America,  for instance, are as genuinely and  patriotically American as tho New  Englanders or Virginians, tlieir dis-  tinguishini feature being their religion and the habits of thought and  custom, that belong to their religion.  And they have as much right to practice that as have the Catholics or  Protestants to enjoy and live their  respective faiths.  There are as many as 250,000 Jews  ln the Russian army, and the Jews of  Germany, Austria, Franco and Servia aro proportionately loyal and patriotic. 'Ihe anti-Semitic prejudice  must die away in llie faco of such  facts. And when the war is ovor it  ought to bo comparatively easy to glvo  back to the Jews tholr shrlno and to  allow them onco moro to feel the  pride of' possession in a land that  moans moro to thom in historic and  religious association than any other  land does to any other people.  American Christians will be the Ilrst  to rejoice if Palostinc cnu once again  Lolong to the children of Isrnol.���������  Philadelphia Evening Ledger.  Jns_ulting=the^Emperor_^=_J!   Egypt an English Province  A century houco the probability is  that thoro will only ho four languages  of importance In the world, Central  Europe may prodnco a newer and  more straightforward German lun^-  ���������.iiigo, Imperial English may reign  nlono ovor tho North American continent, A-hlli: : more I'tsslneaullk-i Spanish will bo used In Houtli American  St-it-is. While HiinhI'i may in\>o nn  ftome rich Slavonic dluR-cl, which will  blond thn rueet of Eastern Europe nnd  Central Ants into a harmon-nn. f.diiru-  tiMii. 8c that In future th������������i four !an-  a-uaxcw will enter Into what may bo a  never ending competition.  Khedive Made a False Move When He  Consented to a  Holy War  Egypt of tho far away llyksos, of  Moses, of Saludln, of Ilarun-iil-Raclild.  has now by formal decroo passed under tho protectorate of Groat Britain.  Ever since 1881* England has had paramount Intluence In Egypt, although  Turkey claimed suzerainty and the  Khedive was allowed to conduct affairs of stato with genuine.. Oriental  display. Tho only country that might  have objecu d to England's annexation  Is France hut under the circumstance*!  Franco Is all too willing to iicccdo to  the Briitsh claim,  P -obnbly of all tho countries Involved in llie war Egypt had most io  gain by remaining absolutely neutral,  And certainly Egypt had every reason  lo In* loyal to England. Al'icr many  stormy (loondos iho English brought  peace to Egypt from the dtlta of tlu.*  Nile up to the further frontiers of the  Hahara, .Millions of dollars were  spent In Irrigation works, and the desert bi't'iiuii* f'-riilo. I list end of revenging Gordon's death in Khartoum  a iiiiignlllcnnt ��������� college was built for  tho bonetit of the natives, .Lord Cro*  nlor reorganized the llnmilios, waved  the country irom. bankruptcy and  lmiAc U idtluonb AuA J.' KaxhuA'.-,  attitude was only advisory and directive.  The Khedive, influenced by iho Sultan of Turkey as overlord and head of  the Moslems, nindr. a false move wlii-n  1 .,, r ...,    I    i   .    ,1.        It    l,.    11 *    ..      r.     I  difilcult to sou how Ureal llrlialn  could do other than depi.se him and  annex his .tnuletit Idugiiom, As a  strategic mov.i the acilon was neces-  Kiiry. and considering all that England  has Invented In Egypt, tlie annuxiiilon  will appear lo the world as a measure  of Ji.i-.stU*.. I'ii.'liidclpiilii I'vuilw,  Ledger.  Ar allowing the pofr-tbilltie* furtrf'e-  growth ln ri-f'ioiit-* where Irrigation  has to be d^peaded upon, It is polMed  out that noise, Idaho, has ns mnny as  nliU'ty-four different kinds of ormunon-  ' ul and shade trees.  Sacred ness of GermarTMaJesfy' Guarded  Very   Rigorously ���������-  Imprisonment of from two months  io five yea.*s is tho usual punishment  inflicted upon German subjects wno *  insult their Emperor or members of  his family. According to tho courts  an "insult" may mean anything said,  or done, whether in, public or private,  with or without tho intention of ofljuntft-  Ing, which may be deemed irreverent-.  In   Antwerp  recently  several* citizens  wero arrested    lor    oxpressins-  displeasure with the excesses of the.  German soldiers.   A ��������� town   official in,,  con versa tion with a German butcher,  who criticized the action of tho Belgian   government   towards   Germans,  remarked  that.that was    as nothing-  compared with the Zeppelin attacks,  and the killing of women and children.  The butcher informed tho authorities,    and    the llolglan official    was *  arrested    and    K-cintenced ,, to    two  months' Imprisonment, .   About    too.  similar cases occurred within ai tew  days,  Statistics collected in 189.1, at the  ond of the Ilrst docado of tho pre-  sent emperor's reign, showed that  since lily accession to tho throno  much moro than 1,000 years of im-  prlsonmont had beon Inlllctod upon  olTonders under Boctlon 05 of thw  code, Convictions have boon notoriously moro numerous than boforo.  Scarcely a weok elapses without the  notice In tho general press of tfiri***  or four trials of this character. To-  tho Gorman It Is not a laughing,  matter, Nevertheless, it remain**  true that no section In the whoUj  criminal codo la so frequently broken,  Roblcd the Belgians  Germans   Stole   All   Belgium   Cdtffe  and   Ruined   Crops  Reports received from Louvain,  Liege and Namur say tlmt the conditions In thom) ciitcs are If ihmv  siblo woi'ho than they are In Itruii-  scls, Louvain had then only n four  days' supply or Hour, while Llegu  luul no Hour at all. The peasauts lu  many dlivirlclH have boon forced to  exist on lbgiiiru>.i, as iho crops of  bei'iH and iubbagus liuvo been ruined, The meal and milk Hiippllea hnvo  ���������iIi-kj bocn cut oil', tho army having  i .ken the cattle,  "It Is dccliirud to be absolutely on-  seiiilnel that food ho obtained froiQ  abroad.  Nearly half of those peoplo who  have boon able to remain in Holgtum  are wandering helplessly from Unvn  to town, Hocking shelter with friend*  ii'r.A relat.V'*,*' M;.!'1*- ** v'*'.' '  erly had llfl.tioo ' ItiliiiiiUnn'ts! i'm^init  few undamaged hmnuw standing. A,  similar sltiialluu exist** at Namur  and Louvain.  The road from Antwerp to Hrn**-  hi.'Ih |h black wllh processions of pi������c������-  pie moving In cither dlree.iioii. Wnir.*  g uiri and inns arc lilled witij mm  wieel.nge of their hoiiHolmld effect*-'.  Thousand'' on foot are eariylr������ir  huiiille-H or pushing tlofccurtK, always  uiiiving, bill with no dcIlniU' douliu-  illh'l),  "I hear a lot of talk nowadays  aboui eugenics ami the law of horo-  /lliv Wli.'ii in I'ii- law nf heredity,  -inyh-jw?" a* ked the promlnout club,  metinber of lho president.  "Very nlmplo," replied the prrol*  dont. "The law of heredity Is tha*  alt un iV.il ruble trolls come from thy  other paxMtf." H *^^^^^^��-��'j^-(,uia,,r>:^i.;
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