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 '\ ,''X <r.X    '-iV-"  f      "-i      ������'      ���������"���������    .1  /  Provincial   Library'  Subscribe to the  [Western Call  11.00 Per Year  Mos. 50 cents  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  T. X. Kearney  J M. Mclntyi*  Funeral Director  T. J. Kearney I ft.  Fmucal   fiUtetioa  At your service day and  night.  Moderate charges-  802 Broadway Wirt  Fbona: Fair. 10M  )LTJME VIII.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, ,   FRIDAY,   MAY. 26,   1916.  5 Cents Per Copy.  No.  3.  iOWSER'S PROHIBITION BILL PASSES  SECOND RiU)I^  \.  The government's " ��������� prohibition  fill, which was introduced into  le House last Tuesday, was no  talf-way measure. The sale of.  liquor as a beverage is absolutely prohibited, the penalty . in  the case of a private person being from six months to a year's  Imprisonment without option of  ine.  The measure, if passed by  the people, will put hotels, retail liquor stores and even  ilubs absolutely out of business  is far as the sale of intoxicating  Irinks is concerned. Liquor may  >nly be sold for export purposes.  However, the government may  [not rely absolutely upon its own  {judgment' in regard to the problem of compensation for the loss  )f  these  supposed vested  inter-  asts. When the bill comes before  (he House for its second reading  proposal to appoint a commission to  decide whether compensation will be paid to the  hotel  len and liquor interests will be  iiseussed.  But the issue to be placed before the people on the day of the  referendum will be a direct one.  ?hey will be asked whether they  Iwaht prohibition or not.   If they  Ido, then the question of compen-  Isation may be considered by the  {proposed committee.  The bill as introduced is even  J more prohibitive in some of. its  phases than the Hugh John Macdonald Act passed by the Manitoba Legislature.  Strict Penalties  Strict penalties are provided  for infractions of the act. For  keeping liquor for sale, or sellr  ing it, or disposing of it in any  way for money, a penalty of  from six to twelve months' imprisonment without option of fine  is provided. In the case of companies a fine of $1,000 is specified.  The enforcement of the measure is placed in the hands of both  -municipal and-provincial police.  When a conviction is secured  through the efforts of civic or  mnuicipal police, the fine is paid  into the municipal treasury. In  other eases it goes to the treasury of the province.  For other than beverage purposes the sale of liquor through  government dispensaries is provided for. These government  agencies will be for the most part  in the hands of the provincial  police, who will dispose of the  liquor in certain specified quantities to druggists, dentists, physicians^ veterinaries and hospitals.  A salary will be paid to the vendors and none of. them will be  permitted to profit by their work.  Government Dispensaries  The prohibiting measure provides that the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall have power  ���������(a) To appoint from tha. to  time fit and proper persons as  vendors who shall keep for sale  sTich liquors as are required for  medicinal, ,mechanical, scientific  and sacramental i purposes only,  in accordance with and as permitted by this Act: (b) To fix  the salary to be paid, vendors and  the price for which liquor shall  be sold: (c) To make regulations, not inconsistent with this  Aet, prescribing the duties of  vendors and the manner in which  vendors may sell liquor under  this act, and to make such other  regulations as may   be   deemed  necessary for the proper administration and carrying into effect  the provisions of this Act.  No vendor shall have any interest in the liquor sold'by him, nor  shall he derive any profit therefrom, but the profits derived  from such sale shall form part of  the Consolidated Revenue Fund  of the province.  It is provided that any vendor  or his agent who violates the act  by selling liquor in any other  place ,time or quantities than authorized by the act, shall in addition to any other penalties provided in" the act, be disqualified  from holding the position of vendor for a period of three years.  A vendor must sell for cash,  and only in the following cases:  To any person for mechanical, or  scientific purposes, not exceeding  10 gallons at any one time; to  druggists, not exceeding five gallons at any one time; to  physicians, not exceeding two quarts  at   any   one   time;   to   dentists,  not exceeding one pint at    any  one time; to veterinary surgeons,  not exceeding one gallon at any  one time; to hospitals, solely for  the   need   of bona-fide patients,  the quantity to be kept at the  hospital at any one time to be  fixedbythe superintendent;   to  tnimsters of the^ Gospel, wine for  sacramental   purposes;   and   to  any  person  liquor   for   strictly  medicinal purposes.  ;XNo:; saife shall be made undier  the  above heads  except upon  a  sworn, affidavit stating how and  where the liquor is to be used,  and every affidavit shall be filed  with the vendor, who shall also  keep an accurate record of every  sale  made,    showing   the   time  when and the name and address  of the person to whom the same  is sold, the name o& the vendor  or   agent ma king the sale,   and  the quantity sold. In default  of  this record being made the sale  shall   be   deemed   to   have been  made in contravention of the act.  _Such_jr.ecOT4_b^  shall be kept open to the inspection of the superintendent, all  provincial arid municipal constables and police officers, and of  any person appointed in that behalf; and. every vendor shall at  the end of each month send to  the superintendent a return containing a copy of the record accompanied by all affidavits and  requests upon which any sale of  liquor referred to in the return  was made.  ���������.v No vendor shall allow any liquor to be consumed upon the  premises. No sale shall take place  after 5 o'clock on Saturday night  till 7 o'clock on Monday morning,  or from *6 o'clock at night till 7  o'clock in the morning on the  other  nights  of  the week.  May Sell Vinegar  Nothing in the act shall be construed to prohibit the manufae  ture, sale, or purchase, or the  having, keeping, or giving, or  the consumption of vinegar,  sweet cider, unfermented fruit  juice, or denatured alcohol.  Any druggist may keep liquor  for sale for strictly medicinal  purposes, but no liquor exceeding in quantity five gallons shall  at any time be so kept, and no  such sale shall be. made except  on a bona fide prescription in  writing signed by a physician,  and no more than one sale and  one delivery shall be made on  any one prescription. Physicians  or dentists may administer liquor  to a bona-fide patient where it is  deemed essential, but not for,use  as a beverage, but shall only be  allowed to keep in their possession the quantity provided by the  act; and any veterinary may  administer liquor to dumb animals where he deems it necessary. In each case a complete  record must be kept as to how  and when the liquor was used,  and also when the liquor was  purchased. Copies of these records must be sent to the superintendent, and any refusal to  furnish the information shall be  deemed to be an offence against  the act.  Nothing in the act shall prevent   any brewer,   distiller,   or  other person duly licensed by the  government  of  Canada   for  the  manufacture   of   spirituous,   fermented,   or  other liquors    from  kft'eivng or having liquors manu-.  .foctured by him in any building  wherein such manufacture is carried on,   or from selling liquor  therefrom to a person in another,  province or in a foreign country  or to any vendor under this Act.  Nothing in the act shall prevent any   brewer,   distiller,   or  other persomduly licensed by the  government of. Canada for    the  manufacture of spirituous,   fermented, or other liquors    from  keeping or haying liquors manufactured by him in any building  wherein    such    manufacture   is  carried   on, or   from  selling  liquor- therefrom to  a person in  another province or in a foreijgn  country or to any vendor under  this Act.  Liquor shall not be given, sold  or otherwise supplied to any person apparently under the age of  21 years, but this shall not apply to the supplying of liquor  to a person under the age of 21  years for medicinal purposes only by the physician, parent or  guardian of such person, or by a  vendor or druggist upon the prescription of a physician.  Any vendor who allows a constable to remain on the premises  where^the liquor is kept when he  ought to be on duty, or supplies any liquor, whether by gift  or sale, to any constable on  duty, shall be guilty of an offence against the act. Clubs are  also brought under the provisions of the act, and shall not  keep, sell or give away any liquor on their premises. Proof of.  consumption or intended consumption of liquor,on such premises  shall be conclusive evidence of  sale of such liquor.  If the occupant of any private  dwelling house, or of any part  thereof, is convicted ��������� of any offence against any of the provisions of this act committed in or  in respect of sueh house, the same  shall cease to be a private dwelling house within the meaning of  this aet during the time the person so convicted occupies .the  said house  or any  part thersof.  Liable for Damages  Whenever any person has  drunk liquor to excess, and while  in a state of intoxication from  such drinking, has come to his  death by suicide or drowning, or  perishing from cold or other accident caused by such intoxication, the person or persons who  furnished or gave the liquor to  such person when in a state of  intoxication, or on whose premises it was obtained by such in  toxicated person while intoxicated, shall be liable to an action  for a wrongful act and a personal  wrong, and the amount which  may be recovered as damages  shall not be less than one hundred dollars nor more than fifteen hundred dollars. The .provisions of Sections 4, 5 and 6 of  the "Families Compensation Act"  shall apply to every action  brought under this section.  Any person who shall sell or  expose for sale, directly or indirectly, any liquor, shall upon  summary conviction thereof, be  liable to imprisonment, with hard  labor, for a term of not less than  sis months and not more than 12  months for a first offence; and  for | a. second or subsequent  offence, to imprisonment - with  hard labor, for not less than 12  and not .more than 21 months;  and if the offender convicted  under this subsection be a corporation, it shall be liable to  a penalty of $1,000.  For    every     offence    against  this  act or any  of  the   provisions   thereof  for  which a  penalty has not been specially provided, the person committing the  offence shall  be  liable  on summary conviction    to    a penalty  for the first offence of not less  than   $50   nor more than   $100  and,   in   default   of   immediate  .payment, to imprisonment for a  period of not less than 30 days  nor 'more than two months; and  for the second   offence,   to   imprisonment  for a period of not  less than' two months  and not  m-pre than four months, with or  without hard labor, or to a penalty of not less than $200 nor  more than $500, and, in default  of    immediate    payment, to im  prisonment for a term of not less  than two months nor more than  four months; and for any subse  quent   offence, to   imprisonment  for   a -period   of not   less than  thi-ee months nor more than  six  months, with or without hard labor, without the option of. a fine;  and if the offender convicted be  a   corporation, it shall be  liable  to a penalty Of .$1,000.  Division of Penalties  It is provided that all money  pMalties���������re_coxered^frpm^procjeed:  ings instituted by the superintendent or his deputies, shall be  paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the province; and  in the event of the prosecution  being instituted by a municipality, then they shall be paid into  the municipal treasury. The duty  of enforcing the act is placed  with, the superintendent, and all  constables and officers of the provincial and municipal forces.  In any prosecution under this  Act for the sale or keeping for  sale or other disposal of liquor,  or the having, keeping, giving  purchasing, or consumption of liquor, it shall not be necessary  that any witness should depose  to the precise description of the  liquor sold, disposed of, had, giv  en, purchased, or consumed, or  the precise consideration receiv  ed, or to the fact of the sale or  other disposal having taken place  with his participation or to his  own personal or certain knowledge, but the justice trying the  ease, so soon as it appears to  him. that the circumstances in  evidence sufficiently establish the  infraction ��������� of the law complained  of, shall put the defendant on his  defence; and in default of his  rebuttal of such evidence, convict him accordingly.  In any prosecution of a house  where proof is given that there  was a bar, decanters, tumblers,  kegs,  or preparations similar  to  RECRUITING LEAGUE WILL  Preparations for the launching  of the biggest voluntary enlistment campaign held in British  Columbia since the commencement of the war, were made by  the Greater Vancouver Recruiting league at a representative  meeting at the Standard Bank  building Thursday night, when  officers were appointed, a plan  of action discussed and preliminary details in connection with  the movement decided upon. Mr.  Justice Macdonald was elected  president of the league. In a  brief speech, he thanked the  meeting for the honor and mentioned the responsibility of the  undertaking. He spoke of the  necessity of. the application of  persevering and intelligently directed efforts in the interest of  the movement. A resolution was  passed requesting the provincial  government for $5,000 to assist  in financing the campaign. The  keynote of the speeches were  that, while Canada had done  splendidly in the supplying of  men for the Empire's defense,  the need of further recruits was  pressing. The opinion was expressed that if many young men  eligible for military service, as  well as physically fit older men,  were convinced of the necessity  for more men, they would willingly respond to the call of. Empire rather than be placed in the  " slackers'' category, with eventual compulsory service .very  probably staring;���������/..;tbem'^:m'.:;;::*th-i;  face..      '���������������������������;,  John Ronald said that his experience in South Africa during  the Boer war had convinced him  of the desirability of the appointment of small committees in such  movements as the one being undertaken. He thought that excellent results in the interests of  recruiting could be obtained if  employers were asked to have interviews with young men in their  employ, who should be in the  King's uniform, and ask them to  join the forces.  A. D. Taylor^K. C., introduced  the resolution that the league ask  the provincial -government for  $5,000 to assist in financing the  campaign, the motion being unanimously carried. Mr. Taylor ex  pressed the view that the government should give this amount,  at least, as a "starter." In Ontario the provincial government  had given $25,000, he said. He  thought that a number of young  men who were not in uniform  could be persuaded to enlist if  they were made fully cognizant  of the necessity for their joining the army. Personally he favored national service. In the  old days it was considered the  mark of a freeman to be privil-  eed to serve in the army. He  berated the slackers who sought  refuge behind the fighting  strength of the men who were  already doing their bit.  Rev^E. A. Henry spoke against  what   he   termed indiscriminate  white feathering. Many who had  applied   to   be   taken   on   the  strength of the Empire's- fighting  forces had been rejected and it  would be unfair and inconsiderate to make them suffer the additional pang of being classed as  unwilling to serve.   Great    caution and judgment had to be exercised by the  workers  in    the  campaign.   The greater   portion  of what might be termed the responsible class had already enlisted. There Were, only three eli-  gible young men in his congregation who had not enlisted. The  men to   reach   were   those who  hang around Cordova street and  similar sections near the waterfront, who had not responded to  thepcall.    ;" ���������*:'  *.-  Mayor McBeath said that he  had seen a letter from a mayor  of a New Zealand town in which  the writer commented with pride  upon the fact that New Zealand,  with a population of about a million; had sent 55,000 men. British Columbia with a population of  400,000 had sent 27,000 men.  Rev. Principal Mackay said it  must be considered whether it  would be serving the best interests of the empire by taking more  men out of B. C. The question of  production at home was fully as  important to the successful pro-  seWtionXjf" the"war- as fighting  at the front: He believed that  both phases of the matter should  be gone into thoroughly and ex-  (Coritinued on page four)  those usually found in saloons, it  shall be deemed to be a place in  which liquor is kept Ofor sale, unless the contrary is proved by the  defendant, and the. occupant of  such house, shop or other place,  shall be taken conclusively to be  the person . who has or keeps  therein such liquor for sale, barter or traffic therein.  The justice trying a case shall,  in the absence of proof to the  contrary, be at liberty to infer  that the liquor in question is intoxicating from the fact that the  witness describes it as intoxicating, or by a name which is commonly applied to an intoxicating  liquor. The occupant of the  house shall be personally liable  to the penalty; and any contravention of the act by ��������� any servant or agent of a vendor shall  be presumed to be the act of  such vendor, but such presumption ma}- be rebutted by proof,  of explicit instructions to the  contrary.  Burden of Proof  The ��������� burden of proving the  right to have, keep, sell or give  iiquor   shall   be   on   the   person J construed accordingly,  accused, and the burden of proving that any prescription or administration of liquor is bona  fide and for medicinal purposes,  is placed upon the person who  prescribes or administers, or causes the liquor to be administered.  The right of searching any suspected premises is given to the  superintendent and police. In  every case where a liquor license  is in force and unexpired at the  date of the coming into force of  the act a proportional rebate  shall be made of all licence fees  collected in advance.  While this act is intended to  prohibit and shall prohibit trans-,  actions in liquor which take  place wholly within the province  of British Columbia, except as  specially provided in this act,  and to restrict the consumption  of liquor within the limits of the  province of-British Columbia, it  shall not affect and is not intended to affect bona fide transactions  in liquor between a person in the  provinces of British Columbia  and a person in another province,  or in a foreign couutry, and the  provisions of   this   act   shall be  x. mm  ���������F-rf\TtM4.������T.L_'j__a- *\vi L-'W-.c^r-*��������� 4*vfn. 1 uw_=um" i-a*. u-c^f Jj.*ij^Li__>*__*aJ,tin*i  ;���������������  im.A  f**  mm  *   ���������������*������������������ ���������  THB "WESTERN GALL  Friday, May 24, 19K  m  ''I'll  IS-.  m  W  p  1  i  HOW PRISONERS ARE TREATED  BY THE KULTURED HUNS  Unusual charges of cruelty  and privation at the German prison camp near Schneidemuhl, in  Germany, are made by Corp. W.  R. Foster, of the Coldstream  Guards, who was recently exchanged after having passed several a prisoner. That  the wounded were harshly treated, that unusual punishments  were inflicted on the prisoners  and that frequently the prisoners  were starved are some of the accusations of Corp. Foster. "We  were insulted everywhere," he  writes, "even the ladies at the  station put their fingers to their  noses and made grimaces at us,  and we came in for blows wherever we came in contact with a  German soldier. Spitting in our  faces occurred in several instances. -One thing more I must  tell you, iand that is that the  wounded were treated in a  shameful manner, not having  their wounds dressed from the  time they entered the train until  they arrived at Schneidemuhl,  and being packed in the trucks  to take their chance. Some of  them were in terrible agony, and  I am sorry to say, when the  guards 1 reached camp things  became even worse.  HI Treating Women-  "There were two feeble old  women with us on this journey  that the Huns had brought from  Belgium. Both must have been  over the age of seventy, and  what; wrong these poor women  could have done I cannot imagine. But one thing I can say,  and will swear to, I never saw  any human being in the state of  these two old women, who must  have been battered about in the  most heartless fashion. Their  faces, were one mass of bruises  and congealed'blood. Not satisfied with that, the two were forced to get out of their truck to  have their photographs taken in  that state, for what reason I  know not, but it could not have  been done for show, for the sight  wa^s revolting, a horror and disgrace to any country with a pretension to civilization. Of ,th$se  poor women I am too shocked  and disgusted to say more, ex,  eept this, that on arriving at  Schneidemuhl they were made to  walk to the camp, a distance of  about a mile, and there had to  stand three hours. Finally they  fainted, and lay on the ground  about two hours before anybody  noticed them. Then they had to  take their chances with the men  GENUINE BARGAINS  'Sacrifices that are hot made from choice.  "V  HOUSES  WEST END���������9-rodm strictly modern house on Barclay St.  west of Denman St. on full lot 66 by 131 ft. with a garage. House has hot water heat, finest selected pannel-  ling on living room and dining room, hall burlapped  and pannelled, reception room in expensive paper, the  4 bedrooms have*, washbowls with hot.vand cold water,  the large front bedroom* has!artistic fireplace. Property  was formerly valued at #22;000. Today's price, $8,900.  On terms. X  HORNBY ST.���������Semi-business, 25 ft., in the firet block  off Pender St., closest to Pender, with lO-room house,  rented, clear title, old time price, about $22,000. Today for $8,300.   Tterm.s  JVimVJEW���������Fully modern 6-room bungalow, just off 12th  Ave. and East of Granville St. on lot 62% by 100 ft.  and garage. Has hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, buffet and bookcases, full basement with cement  floor. Assessed at $7,000. Sell today for $5,800. Mort-  '   gage, $4,000.   7% per cent. Balance arrange.  &JTSR1ANO���������8-room modern house on Dunbar St. north of  Fourth Ave. hardwood floors, buffet and bookcases, fur- ,  nace, fireplace, bath and toilet separate, gas and electric  light.   Sold for  $7,500.   Today for  $4,500.  Mtge.  of $3,500. 8 per cent. Bal. arrange.  GRANPVIEW���������$450  buys  equity N to mortgage   in  6-room-  modern house on Bismark St. Has full basement, furnace, laundry tubs, pannelling, chicken house, cement  ���������walks, erected 1911. Mortgage $2,400. 8 per cent. House  *    was  sold for  $4,500.  SITSHiANO���������Most attractive 5-room bungalow, new, on  10th avenue, on full 33 ft. lot., has hot water heat,  hardwood  floors, beam ceilings,  pannelled walls,  bath  ;-^and"toilet sepafa^  and extra toilet, stone pillars in front, cement walks,"  ,  best  hardware.   Price   $3,500. Mortgage   $2,000.   8 per %  .: cent. Balance arrange.  GftANPVTEW���������On Third Ave. near Commercial St., 6-room  modern house and small house on rear, both rented, $20  a month, lot 33 ft. Today for $1,800. Mortgage, $1,000.  8 per cent. Bal. arrange. '_.      '  SITSHiANO���������3-year-old modern house on 8th Bve. on  large lot 66 by 132 ft., has hardwood floors, furnace,  fireplace, bath and toilet separate, valued at $6,000.  Today for $3,150. Mortgage, $2,100, 8 per cent, Bal.  arrange. X  IiOTS  STEATHCONA HEIGHTS���������A full 50 ft. lot in this glorious location, as a homesite you can't beat it. Formerly  held and sold here as high as $2,500/but owner hard up'  sell for   $600.  iPOINT OBEY���������On the brow of the hill near 22nd and  Balaclava, a great view, full 33 ft. lot, cleared, for $250  GRANDVIEW���������2 lots on 8th Ave. ner Burns St., cost  owner $3,150.   Sell for   $1,500.  PAntVIEW���������50 ft. lot on 10th Ave. near Laurel St. for  $1000.  FOURTH AVE. WEST���������33 ft. near Trutch St. dirt cheap  at $1300. Also 50 ft. between Fir and Pine Sts. for  $2800.   Formerly held at $17000.  HASTINGS ST. EAST���������25 ft. between Dunlevy and Jackson  for  $7600.  POINT GREY���������Beautiful high corner cleared on 34th Ave.  Strathcona Place cost $4000 for $1500. A splendid  homesite.  KINGSWAY���������33 ft.  near Nanaimo St. for $450.  SOUTH VANCOUVER���������33 ft. lot.near Wilson and Knight  *_ for   $75.  - ACREAGE  SURREY���������152 acres near Port Mann about 12 acres cleared on Hjorth Boad for $37 per acre.  BURNABY-���������31^, acres about one-third cleared near Central  Park Station. Good location. Valued at $9,500. Today,  $3,000. , .���������  GIBSON'S LANDING���������10 acres bet%veen the Landing and  Roberts Creek 2 acres cleared, 2 slashed balance alder  and small fir creek through one corner. 3-room house  finished in beaver board, sink, water in house, 20 fruit  trees, 3 years' old, assorted and small fruits. Fine view  of Gulf. Price $1000 or will trade for clear deeded  lots or house not too far out.     .���������_������. >  ALLAN BROS.  REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE  AND MINING.  510 PENDER ST. WEST  PHONE SEY. 2873  whether they  got any  food   or  not.  Russian Prisoners  "After this we were marched  into an enclosure with barbed  wire. In the place there were  about four thousand Russian prisoners. There were, a lot of little  holes dug in the ground covered  with sticks and dirt. They were  called 'dug-outs.' There were no  lavatories or latrines in camp at  this time. We were told that we  had to live there. A more filthy  abominable place it is impossible  to imagine. But the Russians  were kind to us and even made  room to let us sleep together, so  that* the English might still  sleep with their chums.  "Being very'tired, and having  had no rest for eight or nine  days, we were all soon asleep,  thoroughly worn out. On waking next morning we heard the  bugle sounding the coffee call.  This we answered. We receiyed  our one pound of bread and one  pint of black stuff without sugar called coffee, but which is  not eoffee. That had to last us  until the midday soup,-.phe pint,  and that was all for that xday,  which was quite uneventful. ..  Victim? of Cruelty  -"There are others, hundreds  of them, the victims of the cruelty of which lie under the turf,  and their comrades have no hope  of bringing these monsters to  justice. The proper punishment  for these crimes I consider .nothing but death. But I will leave  you now to think what you like  of this Kultur.  Treatment of Sick  "Now just eC word about the  treatment of sick men in this  camp. I will' take my case as an  instance. I was taken ill on  January 23, 1915, and I was reported sick. At that time typhus fever was raging in the  camp. I was admitted to the  hospital the same day. I was  put in a hut with about fifty  other prisoners as some kind of  preliminary treatment. I was  given neither medicine nor  food, but I lay down on a mattress of straw which was soaked with water, and under these  mattresses were pools of water.  That was a blessing for,me, no  doubt.  "The next thing I remembered  was about eight days afterward.  When I came to myself-iny hands  and feet were tied and I found  I was in one of those places called 'dugouts' lying on a heap of  straw with a stench enough to  stifle one. Here _Ii_remamed.;_Jf  I was strong enough I could get  up and get my soup. If I was  too weak, I could lie there and  die. No one would know until  the orderly found me dead, probably a day or two afterward.  "This I saw occur in several  instances. ^ But when I regained  my senses, thank God, I was  strong enough to sit up and get  a drop of soup at least once a  day, such soup as it was. I never  had one dose of medicine for the  whole month I was there nor did  any one ask how I felt, was I better or was I worse. At last I was  strong enough to be discharged  from the hospital. I was smothered with vermin and had big  sores where the lice had bitten  me."  THE  ODE  TO  FRANCE  Wherever Frenchmen are massed together they succeed in being  picturesque to a point of magnificence. The French army in the  field is an army at home fighting to dislodge an enemy. . The  German armies are all on foreign  fields. The passion of any man  for his native land is at its grandest intensity in the French armies struggling so magnificently  about Verdun. No man loves his  country more ardently than the  Frenchman loves "la belle  France." At no time in history  have the French people been such  a passionate unit in that love' of  country as now���������because never  did hostile armies entrench themselves on French soil with the  obvious intention of, not being  dispossessed.  And no writer in any language has ever surpassed the  English poet Coleridge in sublime  appreciation of France. Many  English-speaking Canadians at  least are more or less familiar  with Coleridge's Ode to France,  one of the grand pieces in the  old Ontario High School Reader  that used to bewilder the student called upon suddenly to  read the- first stanza aloud. The  reader usually paused for sheer  want of breath before he got to  the end of the stanza'which expresses the English poet's vehement sympathy with the French  people in the Revolution. If there  had been a censorship in 1797,  such as there is in 1916, Coleridge would have found himself  in an internment camp for daring to criticize England's attack upon France. And if Coleridge were living in 1916 he coull  have written nothing more eloquent than the Ode to France,  extracts of which are given below :  Ye clouds that far above me float and  pause,   *  Whose pathless march no mortal may  control;  Ye ocean   waves  that   wheresbe'er ye  roll- _.      .  Yield homage only to. eternal laws!  Ye   woods!  that   listen to the   night  birds   singing,  Midway the smooth and perilous slope  reclined,  Save when your own imperious branches  swinging  Have   made   a solemn   music   of   the  wind!  Where like a man beloved of God,  Through glooms which never woodman  trod,  How oft pursuing fancies holy,  My    moonlight    way    o 'er    flowering  .weeds  I wound, ��������� "   .  Inspired beyond the guess of folly '  By  each   rude  shape    and   wild,   unconquerable sound.  O ye loud waves!-and   O  ye  forests  high!  And O ye  clouds  that  far  above me  soared!  Thou  rising sun!   thou  blue  rejoicing  sky!  Yea,   everything   that   is and will be  free! !  Bear witness/for me,  wheresoe'er ye  be, ' .. *  With  what deep worship I have  still  adored  The  spirit of divinest  liberty.      /  When France in wrath her giant limbs  upreared,  And with that  oath which   smote air,  earth   and  sea,  Stamped  her strong foot  and  said she  would be free,  Bear witness for me how I hoped and  feared.  *       ������       *       ������.'������..    ������  When France,  her   front   deep-scarred  and gory   "-     ,  Concealed  with  clustering wreaths  of  glory  When-insupportably" advancing:,1  Her   arm made   mockery of   the   warrior's   tramp;  While,  timid   looks of  fury   glancing,  Domestic    treason,    crushed    beneath  her fatal stamp,  Writhed like a wounded dragon in his  gore;  Then_ I     reproached    my     fears that  would  riot  flee,  "And   soon,"   I said,   ilshell Wisdom  teach her lore  In   the low   huts   of them   that   toil  and groan!  And    conquering    by    her   happiness  alone, \  Shall France compel the nations to be  free,  Till   Love   and  Joy   look   round  and  call the Earth  their  own."  M=  ffl  office: -to rent  The accommodation and service that we are giving is  of the best. It is shown by the number of offices that  have been rented .during the past few months. There are  still some to be had Which we would be pleased to show  you by applying at the Rental Department. v  North West Trust Company, Limited  Seymour 7467. X _ 509 Richards^  KALENBERG HALL BURNED  Kalenberg Hall, a well-known  building situated at Thirty-fourth  and Main street, South Vancouver, was--burned to the ground  by a fire which broke out at 1.15  Monday morning. Driver Hit-  chings., of No. 4 fire hall, 26th  avenue, had his shoulder dislocated while on duty at the fire  and was removed to the general  hospital. The building, which was  a frame structure, was one of  the Jargest halls in South Vancouver. Some time age the police  prevented the holding of a children's patriotic concert in the  hall because of a threat to the  effect that the building would be  burned if. the concert took place.  The threat was contained in a  letter to a citizen who turned it  over to the police.  Sovereign Radiators  Artistic in design.  Perfect in finish.  Made in Canada.  V  Taylor-Forbes Co.  LIMITED ������������������  Vancouver, B. C.  ESTABLISHED 1888  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co. Limited  INVESTMENTS and INSURANCE  Government, Municipal and Corporation Bonds (Qanadian),  yielding: from  5 per cent,  to  7 per cent.  Rents and Mortgage Interests collected.  Investments made on First Mortgage and Estates managed under personal supervision.  Insurance���������Fire, Life, Accident, Marine, Automobile, Employers'   Liability.  Molson's Bank Building  543 Hastings St. West  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY & CAMPBELL  518-520 BEATTY ST.-  VANCOUVER, B.C.  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The member for Vancouver intimated that plans were being  completed for the construction of  a terminal railway, which would  connect the Kitsilano J reserve,  where an important industrial  scheme is in prospect, with the  Dominion government dock and  elevator on Burrard Inlet, "*��������� between Salisbury and Commercial  Drives, which, he" said, would  make a magnificent railway centre for the industrial sites on  the harbor. The plan included  connecting the Kitsilano section  of the harbor with the Great  Northern and Canadian Northern  terminals, and the Great Northern dock and the government  wharf. This, he pointed out,  would provide splendid railway  and shipping facilities for industries located in the city.  The plans also include a terminal railway for the North  Shore, which will run along the  industrial waterfront on that side  of the inlet, and will he connected with the terminal on this side  by a car ferry for the present,  pending the-construction of the  Second Narrows bridge. The system has been planned irf many  respects on the> Bush -terminal  scheme at New York.  "With regard, to the prospects  of Vancouver as a grain shipping port, Mr. Stevens stated  that he" had received definite assurances   froni high   authorities  that as far as rates are concerned  they would be. adjusted satisfacC  torily so as to place Vancouver  in a position to effectively compete with Port Arthur. He however, explained that "for the present ocean tonnage - is so scarce  and expensive as to make it almost impossible for shippers to  .route,grainthis way-at-the prices  now being quoted.  PHIZES FOR SOME  GARDEN COMPETITION  In connection with the home  gardening competition, in which  over. 600 gardens are already entered, a competition cup is being  offered for schools.  For the child keeping the best  book of records and observations  first, second and third prizes will  be given. Those have been donated by a lady who is greatly interested in the competition. Another lady has also given a special prize.  The teachers of the city are  taking a very active interest in  the competition, which will help  considerably towards its success.1  On Thursday afternoon a meeting was held in Aberdeen school,  and was addressed by Dean  Klink of the B. C. University,  and Prof. Davidson, who were  the judges last year. Visiting the  gardens will shortly commence  now.  Nothing in Common  "Why are you down on Sam,  Rastus? He thinks a great deal  of you; he told me so."  "Well, you just tell dat nigger fo' me dat. his feelin 's am  not reciprossified, dat's all.''  Western Call, $1.00 Per Year. mm\  ���������Friday, May 26, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  MR. H. H. STEVENS AND  THE MILITARY QUESTION  (That efficiency is the,first con-  deration of the militia authori-]  es in dealing with the military  tuation in regard to the trahiT  lg of the troops, and that as far  Is he knew it had been decided  iat battalions which have been  ecruited up    to    full    strength  hbuld   complete" their   training  t Vernon, was the opinion   expressed by Mr. H. H.   Stevens,  fit. P., after his return from his  jarliamentary duties at   Ottawa.  |He intimated, however, that bat-  [talions that are being raised   at  [the'present time will probably remain   here,, and   it   is   possible  that in  the  near future  one or  j two new battalions will be authorized if it can be demonstrated  to   the   satisfaction  of  the government that they can be raised,  and that these will be mobilized  here.  "There seems to be a great  deal- of misconception on- the  question of the troops going into  camp," declared Mr. Stevens in  answer to a query as to whether  the troops were to be allowed to  remain;here or were to be sent to  Vernon to complete their training. "It has also been stated  that I "had opposed, with -the  government, the request sent  from Vancouver that the droops  should complete , their training  ' here.  That is absolutely untrue,  "���������   XXX ���������.-.";. '.  '  .  \J"  inasmuch/ as    every   word, that  reached     me    from    Vancouver  from  the  various-/ organizations  that have  discussed ..the, matter,  has been laid before the Premier  and the- Minister,' ;6f, Militia by  me, '.'; X_       .;:.*'; ���������"''"������������������"'A,. .,-���������   _.  "I have on all occasions made  it perfectly���������'���������;''diear. to the government what the wishes of the  people making these representations were,'' Mr. Stevens declared. /'On the other hand, I have  also stated that inasmuch as the  matter was one affecting the  military efficiency of the men, as  far as my own personal opinion  was concerned I would leave it to  the judgment of the military authorities. I took occasion to discuss, it very fully with the military authorities, and they have  assured me that they consider it  decidedly in the interest of the  battalions that they should go  into camp.  '' Among the reasons for this decision are the following," Mr. Stevens explained: "Firstly, the necessity of -frequent mass drill, as  this is a war where the units are  composed of fery large numbers  of men, secondly, unlimited space  is required for rifle and target  practice; thirdly, that the discipline and conditions of . camp  life   prepare   the  men for    the  in  the  WHY ENDURE THE CRUEL  TORTURE OF TOOTHACHE-  WHY GO ALONG FROM DAY  TO DAY WITH UNSIGHTLY,  DECAYING TEETH WHICH  ARE A MENACE TO YOUR  OWN HEALTH--AN OFFENCE  TO YOUR FRIENDS ?  If the dread of pain or your inability to meet the  exorbitant prices charged hy other dentistf has  hitherto prevented you having your teeth attended to, listen to my message.  IS ABSOLUTELY DEVOID OF FAIN  Be the operation simple or complex, it makes absolutely  no difference to me.  '���������''���������-..! ~~    '       '������������������  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHPUT  MY PRACTICE, HAS ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  So sure am I of Oralthesia and its certain results, I say  to  all  my patients :  "IF IT HURTS, DON'T PAY ME"  And in comparison to the high prices charged by others  in my profession MY prices are, in keeping with the  HIGH quality of my work and the materials which I use,  exceedingly, low.  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FOR A FREE EXAMINATION  Dr. T. Glendon Moody  Vancouvers    DAWSON BLOCK    Vancouver's  Pioneer Painless  Dentist      COR. HASTINGS & MAIN STS.      Dentist  Phone Seymour 1566  hardship    of    service  trenches."  "What troops will go to Vernon, "he was asked!  "As far as I know," Mr. Stevens replied, "the military authorities have decided that battalions that have been recruited up  to strength will go to Vernon for  training purposes/ Battalions that  are being raised at the present  time will probably remain here;  and it is possible that in the near  future one or two new battalions  will be authorized, if it can be  demonstrated to the satisfaction  of the government that we can  raise them, and these will be mobilized here."  "Do you know when the troops  will leave here for Vernon?" Mr.  Stevens was questioned.  "No," the member answered.  "I understand that engineers are  now in Vernon preparing the  camp, but this is a matter that  has been left entirely with the  military authorities, and I have  not interfered in it at all."  "As far as I know," declared  MrvStevens, touching on the personal phase of the question, "not  a single request was made to the  government to keep the troops  here on the ground that it would  be nice for the men to be near  their homes. Of course," he added, "everyone recognizes' that  such is the case, and I know that  the families of the men have no  more generous sympathizers than  Premier Sir Robert Borden and  Sir Sam Hughes. But all the representations made, as far as I  have been able to learn, have  been made on the grounds of the  commercial advantage to this  community, and while this is an  important consideration, it has  generally been agreed that the  efficiency of the troops and adequate "training must take precedence. It should also be^remem-  bered that in every part of Canada the same policy is being pur-  sued-" ���������.'''������������������ '������������������������������������ '���������"���������   X  In this connection Mr. Stevens  pointed out that plans fbr big  summer military camps are being  completed in all parts of the Dominion, and that most of them  are expected to be in full Operation by June 1. It is estimated  that from 100,000 to 130,000 men  will be under arms and in'trainV  ing iri these various camps  throughout Canada, this year the  policy being to have the men in  large camps rather tlian to have  the training in many smaller  camps. 'The largest training  field will be the new camp Borden, near Barrie, where 40,000  men will be collected from the  Toronto arid London divisions. "  ia the hope of supplanting them.  Mirko is 37 years old, and the  sixth of King Nicholas' offspring,  frying eight years the junior of  Fr nee Danilo, the heir apparent.  It has been alleged that for years  Prince Mirko has been under Austrian influences, and that his defection therefore, represents no  sudden change of heart. Neither.  Prince Danilo nor Prince Mirko  have achieved any success as military leaders in the Balkan conflict or the present-war. Mirko  has three sons, while the elder  brother is childless  FETE OF JOAN OF ARC  MIRKO THE TRAITOR  "Mirko the Traitor," is the  unflattering title bestowed upon  Prince Mirko, the second son of  King Nicholas, of Montenegro,  by his countrymen and by the  Serbs. , After the downfall of his  country consequent upon the  Teutonic invasion, Prince Mirko  went over to the enemy, and paid  a visit to Berlin, where he was  received by Emperor William.  He then visited Vienna, and at  last reports was a petted guest  of the Austrian royal family. It  is assumed from this that Mirko  is backing the Teuton horse to  win, and that he expects to become the king of Montenegro by  the grace of the two kaisers.  There is reason to believe that  Mirko hopes to add at least a  part of Serbia to his dominions,  on the ground that his wife,  who, was Natalie' Constantino-  yitch, is the daughter of the only  heir to the Serbian throne in the  Obrenowitch line, which was supplanted by the Karageorgevitch  dynasty in . 1903 when King  Alexander and Queen Draga were  murdered in 1903. While his father, King Nicholas of Montenegro, and his eldest brother,  Prince Alexander, the heir to the  Montenegrin throne, are exiles,in  France, Prince Mirko is courting  the rulers of. the Central empires  All France joins in the celebration of the fete day of Joan  of Arc, a mid-May festival which  has assumed great importance  since the beginning of the war,  Formerly confined to Catholics  the observance was participated  in last year by many Protestants and freethinkers, in honor  of the peasant girl who saved  France from destruction when  the nation was at the. lowest  ebb in its history. In Paris the  principal observance xrf the day  centres about the monument of  the heroine of Lorraine in the  Rue des Pyramids, the Place St.  Augustine, the Boulevard St.  Michel and the Rue de la Chap-  elie. Paris, a city of monuments,  has more than a dozen memorials  to the brave maid*" but the four  mentioned are the principal ones.  Shrines and monuments by the  scores are to be found in other  cities and in the rural districts  of France. The spirit of Joan  of Arc is alleged by superstitious  peasants to have appeared in  many -'. places along the battle-  front, Xinspiring the soldiers to  victory. While there is no basis  for such fancies, they are firmly  believed  the devout citizens  of the villages and countryside.,  " ���������������������������:,-*x '-���������''���������    ~   '/'���������  Hundreds of histories of Joan  of Arc have been written, but the  real history of her life will never  be told, since it is impossible for  the greatest of historians to gage  accurately Ivhere myth begins  and reality leaves off. Of ��������� course,  many legends regarding Joan  are branded on the face of them  as false, while; other incidents of  her career, while credible, are  doubtful. In the first place,  some investigators���������including the  foremost antiquaries of France���������  deny that she had any right to  the name of Joan of Arc. It is  prbbable that she had no connection with the village of Arc, and  that the name Joan of Arc is  there^orey based" on "a Tmistake: It  now seems more likely that her  jiame Avas Dare, which would account *'.qv the mistake.  During her lifetime" she was usually referred to as La Pueelle,  or The Maid, but there are a few  contemporary references to her  as Jeanne la Pueelle. She came of  a very poor peasant family, and  her parents, it is believed, were  named Jacques of Isabelle Dare.  In her girlhood she was subject  to trances and visions, and at the  age of eighteen she declared that  a voice had informed her that  she was to go into France -to  the Dauphin Charles and conduct  him to Rheims, where he was to  be crowned. At that time France  was torn by internal dissension,  a prey to the ambition of petty  princes, and its crown had been  surrendered to the English king.  After many ��������� disappointments,  Joan was given an audience with  the Dauphin, and so impressed  him that he was convinced of the  authenticity of her visions. A  prophecy was current that the  throne which'had been lost by a  woman would be recovered by a  virgin, and Joan was generally  accepted as the chosen agent of.  Providence. Wearing male dress  and a suit of white armor, she  mounted a black charger, bearing a banner of her own device,  and at the head of 6,000 men advanced to aid Dunois in the relief of Orleans.- Her  arrival in-  ���������J When you dp a thing by, telephone, you do it now. Not tomorrow or a couple of days  hence. But right at the moment.  ���������-'������������������-. - - '  <I A telegram means another  telegram, and at the best a  wait of part a day. A letter  means further correspondence,  and a delay of days.  <IJ The; Telephone is Instantaneous! It gives direct action!  You get your answer in a moment!  <[ The telephone will take you  far or near. Appointments  can be made to talk at any  ^ time. Special r.ates between 7  p. m and 8 a. m.  '"   /'.'��������� '������������������            * - '     X,.X.  --���������-/'.��������� ��������� _ M l_(  British Columbia Telephone  Company, Limited.  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A������ TRUE FRIEND OF PEACE  Colenel Roosevelt has i>cen a severe  critic of President Wilson's foreign  policy. He has censured the President for failure to protest against the  violation -of Belgian neutrality and  for temporizing with Germany over  its submarine campaign, as well" as  for his course toward Mexico. These  criticism have led many persons to  suppose that if Roosevelt had been  President he would have got the  country  into tlie  European   war.  This supposition is founded on a  wrong idea of the Roosevelt method  of conducting international relations.  There are two ways for an executive  to meet imported problems. One is  to put off dealing with them as long  ash possible in the hope that time  will provide an easier way out. The  other vis to deal with them promptly  at   the   outset. ;  History abundantly conrms Roosevelt's own repeated declaration that  he loathes war. He could have involved the United States in serious  trouble repeatedly while he was President. He never did.  His quick comprehension, his grasp  of world politicSj his instinctive understanding of the psychology of  foreign governments and his prompt  action enabled him to make the United States a power for justice in the  world, and to secure its honor and  prestige, without ever resorting to  force.  As a private citizen, he has felt the  necessity of speaking 'frit, to arouse  the country to its d(iVy. As President, in dealing with foi4ign relations,  he was the embodiment of discretions.  But he kept the fleet at the top notch  of efficiency, and all Europe knew him  as the man wbo "spoke softly but  nevertheless carried avbig stick.  It was in recognition of his large  service to the peace of the world  that the leading public men of France  ���������including the present President,  Poincare, and the present premier,  Briand���������in 1906 sent him a peace remembrance with a letter saying it  was "a token of their recognition of  the persistent initiative he had taken  toward gradually substituting friendly  and judicial for violent methods in  case of conflict between nations."  They added that his policy "has realized the most generous hopes to be  found in history."  There���������is no reason to suppose that  the maturer Roosevelt of today has  departed from those principles that  made him the world's most effective  friend of righteous peace while serving , as President,of .-.the -United States.  ���������Kansas City   Times.  Louis   Riel's   Son a Sniper  South Africa supplies the most  wonderful example of old enemies  fighting in defence of the Empire, but  Canada also provides some stray instances. Private Patrick Riel is a descendant of Louis Riel, aud when he  enlisted in   the   90th   Winnipeg Rifles  at the outbreak of the war, and was  told by one of his officers that his  regiment had done battle against his  cousin Louis at Fish Creek and Bat-  oche, he showed, writes . Sir Max  Aitken, in his new book, only a mild  interest in this trick of time. Before the war Kiel earned his daily  bacon and tobacco as a foreman of  lumber jacks on the Kaministiqua River. Now lie is one of the picked  sharpshooters of the regiment. This  chosen band numbers four, and, after  the Red Indian way, they record their  victims by notches on the but of their  rifles. The most deadly sniper has 36  notches on his tally and the others  have at least got into double figures.  They use special rifles, remodelled to  suit their peculiar and particular  needs needs, and mounted with a telescopic sight, and each man goes about  his grim task in his own way without  hurt or hindrance from his officers.  A. German Delusion  The great - danger of this situation  lies in Germany's tenacious - theory  that the American people are afraid  of the foreign-born elements of the  population, and that whatever the  President may say or do, the Congress is for peace at any price at the  dictation of the hyphenated vote. This  is one of iiinummerable German delusions, and if the President's speech  helps to dispel it on the eve of Germany's reply to the American ultimatum, he will have rendered another  notable service to two great nations.���������  New York World.  S SfSSSSSHK^^!  15 i  N  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, May 26, 1916.  m'  I  i  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED  EVERY FRIDAY  By the  McConnells, Pn"Wishers, Limited  Head Office:  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. 0,  Telephone: Fairmont 1140  Subscription: One Dollar a Tear in  Advance. $1.50 Outside Canada.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  THE PROHIBITION ACT  The people of this province  may congratulate themselves upon the fact that the recent crisis which arose in the provincial  house oyer tlie prohibition question has resulted in the introduction of a "British Columbia Temperance Act'' whose provisions so  satisfactorily meet the requirements of conditions here. If the  more extreme prohibitionist feels  at all inclined to think the terms  of the act in any way lenient he  should remember that to liberal-  minded thinkers they appear,  somewhat drastic, and that they  are, as a matter of fact, more  prohibitive along some lines than  those of the Macdonald Act >up-  on which our bill is modelled.  The Act will not become effective  unless approved by the people,  and the issue, when submitted to  them, will be a straight one of  prohibition or non-prohibition,  without any of the controversial  complications raised by the question of compensation. It is understood that in the event of pro:  hibition carrying, compensation  will be made a matter of special  inquiry by a commission appointed for that purpose.  That the referendum has assured to itself the votes of the  greater public in the slight con-  . cession to the liquor interests in  the form of an extension of time  is a foregone conclusion, for all  liberal-minded men love fair  play, and they would not care;  to vote for a measure that was  contrary to their ideas of a square  deal, in spite of the fact that  they are ardent woricers for pro-  Jut'tion.  The measure, if enacted, will  make the practice of drinking an absolute impossibility.  Xt means that hotels, retail  liquor stores and clubs will  no longer be licensed; to sell  intoxicating beverages; and that  for purpose other than beverage  purposes, the sale of. liquor will  be in the hands of vendors appointed by the government and  for the most part in the hands  of the police. The prohibitions  attached to the =^^purchase.__rpf_li-;  quor from these vendors make  the possibilities of abuse impracticable, and its use will be limited to medicinal, mechanical,  scientific and sacramental purposes.  The penalties attendant upon  illicit selling are severe enough  to discourage the most foolhardy  from infraction of the act and no  individual is likely to be will-  I ing to take a chance of six  months or a year in prison, while  as for clubs a fine of $1,000 and  more would not compensate them,  for any risks they might run.  The defendant would find, too,  that he would be faced with an  indisputable charge and that, under the act, a prime facie ease  could be made without any question. More than that the provincial police are empowered to  make a search without warrant  in sueh places as are suspected of  carrying liquor in illegal quantities or for sale.  The wholesaler will obtain  compensation in his export trade.  Of course, had Mr. H. H. Stevens* Dominion Wide Bill not  been side-tracked by the Doh-  .erty Bill, there could be no export or import of liquor carried  on here, and, even should prohibition come into force, there is  always the danger of. import as  well as export where the Prohibition Act applies to the province  only.   And  it does  seem   incon  sistent that a dry province  should be exporting liquor to a  province where prohibition has  not obtained. For, if it is in the  inteyests oi.'--British Columbia to  enforce prohibition, should it not  be so for all the provinces of  Canada ?  However, if prohibition obtains  in British Columbia it will certainly be a great step towards  better legislation in a province  where right measures mean everything to its muture development.  HAS BRAVED A THOUSAND  YEARS  Mexican respect for the Union  Jack is attested by a Pittsburg  lady, who writes to The Chronicle-Telegraph from beyond the  troubled border. On the first  outbreak of lawlessness she began to hunt for a Union Jack, a  precaution she confesses with  anything but national pride. It  was the only thing for which the  Mexicans showed any respect.  The Stars and Stripes not only  failed to warn or impress them,  but had the effect of inciting  them to outrages. The only pro.-  mise of. immunity was found in  the display, though unofficial, of  the British flag. Another story  from the same correspondent relates to a young Englishman  who had committed suicide. Assuming his American citizenship,  the party of Mexicans hastily dug  a shallow grave and were about  to put away the body when it  was discovered that he was of  British; birth and nationality. The  officer in charge v immediately  stopped the burial, ordering the  body preserved, and for four  days diligent efforts were made  to get in touch with a British  Consul.  There is a deep significance  underlying this reluctant confession. The Union -Jack is respected because it deserves respect. The degree \ of deference with which it is treated  throughout^ the world reflects  the degree pf its adhereiiee to  the principles of justice to which  the human heart and the human  intelligence naturally respond.  The gigantic sacrifices for outraged Belgium are but enlargements of the principle of justice  that sustains an expedition in the  Arctic regions for years to' bring  two murderers to trial. The justice that defends the weak is inT  complete without punishing the  aggressor. Without assailing aggression the defence of the weak  would be impossible. Wherever  the Union Jack flies it is an assurance of safety for life, per-  spn,^nd_prop������rt*y-.������������������It���������, is ���������a.,warn-  ing to the aggressor and a protection to all who follow the  spirit of equity in considering the  rights of others. That the Mexican  respects the Union Jack is proof  that he inherits the basic impulse  toward justice which makes advanced civilization possible. Deluded and defrauded by bad systems that subtly oppress to the  level of a marauding horde, he  still recognizes the emblem of  equity and fair dealing. The flag  that has won respect by deserving it and enforcing it has still a  mission to fulfill in the civilization of the world.  GERMANY'S   LAST HOPE  There is no better barometer  of conditions in Germany than  the increase in what are called  food' riots, and there is no better  barometer of the helplessness of  the government than in the manner in which they are handling  the question.  It goes without saying that the  rioters are shot down Avithout  inercy. Without wishing to  draAv any comparison between  the German and British governments���������it would be an insult to  the latter to do so���������it may be  stated that the dozen or so of  Sinn Feiners who have been executed could probably be multiplied many times over in the  case of the German food rioters.  The   German  bureaucracy  prob  ably, did not regard the case of  the latter as one calling for either justice; or mercy, but merer  ly for a blind slaughter,. so s-wrift  and sudden and pitiless':- thai it'  should utterly cow the populace.  And then, to make bad worse,  the Kaiser forced the resignation  of the minister responsible for  the ministry of the interior.  In all this, there is no word of  regret for the sufferings' to which  the German people have been  forced by the senseless and criminal ambitions of their , rulers.  Nor is there one word of better  conditions .* to come. If the peo-  people do not riot they will  starve. If they do riot, they will  be shot. The situation is so menacing that it will probably suggest its own remedy, which is to  turn the present sporadic rioting into a nation-wide revolution.  Here again the sinister policy  of the government displays itself. The German people have  been deliberately disciplined and  barracked to such a state of  slavish obedience to all constituted authority that it is ten times  harder :for them to rise against  their oppressors than it would  be for other nations. The militarists are themselves in a desperate plight, and they probably recognize that the blind obedience  of the rank and file, both in the  army and out of it, is their last  hope.  The other day thirty soldiers  in the Verdun district were shot  for refusing to advance, and a  great many more than thirty  civilians have been shot for refusing to starve. These methods  bf terrorism produce resistahcel  and the resistance produces more  terrorism, and the terrorism pro-,  duces a stronger wave of resistance; but when these culminating forces arrive at their inevitable crisis, the exponents v of  terrorism will be shattered as  though an avalanche had' crushed  them. That, indeed, is Germany's!  hope. Nothing short of a revolti-  tion can save her from the enemies in her own midst or rehabilitate her with the outside world.  In the meantime, The Berlin Vor-  wartz describes the latest food  riot as "Hell Let Loose." That  title will probably be justified  later on.  A TRADE ENTENTE    1!  Former Premier Viviani, of  France, now minister of justice,  announces that the allies have  devised an economic entente and  will be found, after the war, unified as they are now. This is the  first definite statement of the  lines aloTog which t^  working in the sphere of trade,  and will be received with satisfaction.  The nations allied against  Germany have formed a strong  friendship in war. They are doing the work of civilization and,  while engaged in it, of necessity  they must lose the best opportunities for economic betterment,  whieh fall to the lot of neutrals.  It is a niove of wisdom, obviously, for the allies to form a trade  alliance for mutual assistance so  that they may retain their standing in trade and' commerce as  little unimpaired as possible and  recover a normal position quickly  when the war ends.  The alliance between the various nations opposing Germany  becomes, in A-iew of this development of common trade interests, one of the strongest in all  history. M. Viviani's announcement disposes for all time of rumors that this or that nation is  seeking a separate peace Avith  Germany. Greater even than  the military power of the combined allied armies and fleets in  Avar -will be the economic force  of their combined mercantile  fleets and counsels in all, parts  of the globe in-time of peace. It  Avill be a Avorld influence exercising admittedly supreme poAver on  the trade of nations, with a commercial arm guarded by the most  poAverful fleet.  Without Great Britain, no projected trade entente such as that  of which: -M.. Viviani, speaks  would:;.be.*- practicable. Britain,  both as a carrying nation and a  naval power, must be a dominant  factor. Thus,- the placing of the  Entente of nations > on a. wider  basis increases the value of Great  Britain to the allies demonstrably and must lead to a greater  public enthusiasm in Russia,  France and elsewhere over British friendship and assistance.   -  Germany has been shown a  spectacle of. several of the world's  strongest nations joining together in a combination the power  of which cannot be duplicated  for her defeat in war. She now  sees the same nations signifying  their common interests and lasting mutual confidence by forming a trade alliance tp continue  after the war the economic advantage they have won over her.  Germany's abuse of the rights  accorded her in the past, free access to the trade routes and markets of the Avorld���������for Avhich she  paid generous nations with zeppelin raids���������has earned her the  economic disadvantage she is  bound to feel after the war is  ended.  RECRUITING LEAGUE WILL  START SHARP CAMPAIGN  (Continued    from   page  one)  pressed the view that British Columbia, by her already magnificent response, had pretty nearly  contributed   her   quota   of < men.  Another meeting will be held  in in the .course of a week.  The following officers were appointed to co-operate with the  committee of one hundred originally decided upon by , the  league: Hon. president, Mayor  McBeath; president, Mr. Justice  Macdonald; vice-president, H. O.  Bell-Irving; secretary, R. A. Corbet ; treasurer, Gteo. S. Harrison;  executive committee, Chas. ,S.  Macdonald, Rev. Principal Vance,  Mrs. Ralph Smith, W. H. Mai-  kin, J. Fyfe Smith.  ROD ANP  GUN  Bonny castle Dale contributes  the opening article in May issue  of Rod and Gun Magazine, published at Woodstock, Ont. by W.  J. Taylor, Limited. "Tales of the  Trappers and Hunters of WHIMS'' is the title of the article  by this well-known writer who  can always be depended upon to  know what he is talking about  when he Avrites of the creatures  Of the wild. Frank Yeigh, another j^ell-knpwn..,..CaMMan_writTL  er, contributes '' One Eye, Bunny and the Tenderfoot: The Tail  of a Trail," a story that depicts  some of the idiosyncracies of the  sturdy little pack ponies of the  Mt. Robson region. There are a  dozen or so other articles of in-  terest before the regular departments, \Aiiich are up-to-date and  CHARLES FORBES TAYLOR  Noted boy Evangelist, who will  open an evangelistic campaign in-  Mt. Pleasant Baptist church on  June llth.  BOY EVANGELIST  COMING JUNE  11  Charles Forbes Taylor, the 167  year-old son of Rev. Chas. Taylor,  is some prodigy. In fact he is a  combination of. Spurgeon, the  preacher, Sankey, the singer, and  Sousa, the musical conductor.  Travelling all oyer England with  his father, he sang his first solo  in public at the age of 3y2 years,  singing in theatres, mansions,  churches, mission halls, cottages,  market places, saloons, factories,  salt mines, coal mines, on top of  mountains, and in Bunyan's  House at Bedford. He has also  sung from all kinds of platforms,  his uncle's shoulder (not latiely),  pulpits, etc., and in Spurgeon's  church in London. His father, too,  has been an evangelist since boyhood. Charles Forbes Taylor is  an all-round athlete. For the  past three years he has been carrying on evangelistic work in the  United States, returning to England every year for a short < period, to his home in Bedford.  Last year father and son booked  their passage on the ill-fated Lusitania, but fortunately were ,too  late for the boat and this.; decided them in making their home in  Pasadena, California, where their  family resides. Charles commences his first mission in Canada on June llth at Mount Pleasant Baptist church, cor. 10th and  Quebec, and the people of this  district are assured of an evangelical treat when he comes.  full of interest to the lover of  out-of-door sports,_whose_ equipment includes rod, gun, dog or  trap.  WEATHER REPORT  Week ending May 23���������Rain,  .30. Bright sunshine, 38 hours.  Highest, 61 deg. on 23rd: lowest,  36 deg. on 23rd.  GOTHAM, THE WAR'S^*  GILDED TRAGE1  To ��������� come from  England to Manhq  tan island, from a country -strung  as  never  before in  its r&nnals 'to  heroic pitch, full of the. spirit of sa  rifice and endurance and in daily toul  with the  grimmest  faets   of  life  ai  death���������to   come  from, such   a count]  and to land in New York is to ma|  a.change indeed.  ���������For {New York, always a fevem  and pleasure-loving city, is to-da  simply drunk with money. Even diij  ing the height of the steel boom  twelve or thirteen years ago whe  every train from the west seemel  to bring fresh carloads of brand ne;|  millionaires, the metropolis was nd  so openly reeling with dollars as. it  at this moment, when the gayest ''sea  son" of its history is drawing to  close.       -,;  It almost appals an  Englishman  to  find there in full swing the old rottenj  life that we in England have put completely behind us.   And it appals him]  still  more to reflect that a bare two]  years ago he  Avas   leading,  if Ane  allows for the extra intensity that New]  York   throws   into   all   its   activities,]  very much tlie same life himself. One  despairs of ever being able to convey ]  to one's American friends   bow   completely the war and its conditions and  consequences have become not merely \  a part of, or a side issue to, but literally   the   whole    British    existence.  They   are   so   dominant,   have   so   utterly   swallowed  up  everything   else,  that   no other form of  life,   least  of  al   the trivial carelessness   of   peace,  seems normal or even credible.  I catch myself in New Work, if I  enter a lighted room, instinctively  reaching out to draw down ������the blinds  lest a Zeppelin raider should note the  glare, and of all the sights that  crowd in upon me that of multitudes  of young men who are not in khaki  strikes me as the strangest, and most  repellent. It may be one more proof  of our demented state, but it is the  bare fact that not for anything would  we in England change places with you  in America or part with the waste and  misery of the war to receive in return the "blessings" of such a peace  as -yours.,  Stay-at-home Americans simply cannot enter into ;or even conceive the  atmosphere of the belligerent nations  in this struggle, and conversely, so  long, as it lasts, a visitor from any  one of the countries, at war will continue to be shocked by the atmosphere  of America as something unnatural to  the point of being grotesque.  In New York the fact and the yast-  ness of this chasm of sentiment assail the visitor with:the sharp finality  of a bayonet .thrust. Louvain and  Rheims ate among the stricken victims of the war, but New York is its  supreme and gilted tragedy, and has  I fear, neither the sense nor the soul  to know it. Americans must by now  have heard of the English char-wo-  inan whose husband was at the front  and who was drawing her weekly separation allowance. She was asked what  she thought of the war. "What!'4'  she replied. "A pound a Aveek and no  .husband! Why, it's 'eaA'en! It's too  good to last!" There is something in  New York's attitude towards the war  which reminds one of this simple soul.  ���������By Sidney Brooks, in the North  American Review.  UiiWnd  Black���������If   Eoosevelt   went   to   war  again   I   wonder where   he'd   get his  Rough Riders?  .__ White���������Probably.- from -Hen ry - Ford. -  ���������������������������'*."  The Password  -"Halt!   Who  goes  there?*'  challenged the .sentry.  "Chelsea" (the password for  the' evening),  answered the  patrol.  "Chelsea  who?"  asked   the  sentry,  Avho had not, through oversight, been  advised of any  password.  "Chelsea bun, of course.'^  The speaker, was a plump little soldier  and  the name  has  stuck.  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The front  page by "Bruce" will always  find many friends and interested  readers.  ***  McConnells, Publishers, Limited  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. C.  W. H. Carswell, Mgn v --������������������  Friday, May 26, 1916  THE WESTERN CALL  DON'T GO DOWNTOWN to do all your buying.  We have JUST AS GOOD STORES IN MOUNT PLEASANT as anywhere in the city.  The goods are all right, the variety is good, and THE PRICE CAN'T BE  BEAT. We know this-^WE'VE TRIED IT OUT. You'll know it, too, if  you give these stores a fair trial.  Here are A FEW OF THE GOOD SHOPS on the Hill, they'll treat you  right if you buy from them. x  You would be surprised to find what a fine selection they have.  BE A MEMBER OF THE BOOSTERS' CLUB. Help your own cause and  that of your community by resolving to "BUY ON THE HILL AND SAVE  MONEY."  -3\  Phone Seymour 9086  SOMETHING YOU NEED  For   the   Safety   of  Your  Valuables and Documents  A PRIVATE BOX  in our   Safety-Vault  92.50 Fer Annum  Dow Fraser Trust Co.  122 Hastings   St.  W.  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE  &   GUTHRIE  Barristers and Solicitors  Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Bailway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of the  Bar of British Columbia.  Citisen Building, Ottawa.  SYNOPSIS   OF   GOAL   MINING  REGULATIONS  WITH JULIUS CAESAB  ON A LONDON BUS  (By Anne Merrill)  J- Coal mining .'rights , of the Domin ;  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the  Sorth-west Territories and in a portion of the province of British Colombia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years renewal, for a further term of 21 years at an annual  rental of $1 an acre. Not more than  2,560 acres will be leased to one  applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made by the applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for:  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-  surveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be staked out by the applicant himself.  Bach application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the mer-.  chantable-output^-of ^the,-mine._attithe1  rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for tbe full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  riglits are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only< rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  June, 1914.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of  the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion   Lands.  W.  W. CORY,  Deputy Minister   of the  Interior.  : N.B.���������Unauthorized publication ot  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ���������83575.  London, April 27.���������Could anything  be more unbelievable, impossible or  foolish to even imagine than Julius  Caesar on the top of a London bus?  But nothing less than such a thing  did I see yesterday. But as this has  been a week of such wonderful happenings���������the Secret Session, the turbulent Irish rebels, and such like���������one  more strange. story will be believed,  surely if any are.  An April morning, such as Browning meant when he said:  "Oh to be in England,  Now that April's here,"  had tempted me to the bustop all the  way to Lunnon town, from Hendon  where I live; instead of retreating  into thejjube like a gopher as I do  oft when in a great hurry, such as on  the occasion of the arrival of the Serbian, crown prince at Charing X station, or the march of the Anzacs  through'Trafalgar square.  ��������� My bus route lay through Gplder's  Green, and at that point a trim clean-  visaged, freshly groomed: middle-aged  'man4with a Soman nose, climbed the  fuCnny- little winding stairway up  which every . one must travel who  would attain the height of his ambition on a fine day���������the hurricane deck  of an omnibus. I noticed him at once  >���������you -could mot > help it, he looked so  splendidly fit, and. upon the left sleeve  Of a light tweed suit, he wore the  king's armlet; though I did not  know that my eyes were beholding  such., greatness, until later.  His face was fairly shining from a  very recent use ��������� of, I am sure, the  same kind of shaving soap one sees  in the best advertisements, and he  rubbed a large and very human hand  over the surface, several times, with  most satisfactory passes, as much as  to say: "Well, I have done a fine job  this morning,''���������or whatever the  phrsse is that Julius Caesar would  be likely to use after scraping the  bristles off his face with the dagger  at his  side.  And���������here the plot thickens���������this  wonderful man drew from out his  pouch (modernize this to suit yourself) a pocket edition of Shakespeare,  that splendid and virile old ghost  about whom "everybody in ^England���������  not actually engaged in war work���������is  mad just now on this, the poet's tercentenary.  The man in the grey tweeds, who  sat just in .front of me, kept the  little book seemed bent on concealing the book as much as possible,  taking occasional dives down into  it with his nose, and then shaking his  head and nodding defiantly at the ap  pie blossoms on every side along  Fineliley road���������just as though they  had been trying to entice him to do  something which he had made up his  mind firmly not to do, and it was several minutes before I could be sure  that he was not a spy absorbing  information he had no right to, but  the   book   of   Julius Caesar.'  I continued, tremendously interested,  to peer over his shoulder���������a fear  fully rude thing to do���������and then  from the lines, in large print and  heavily underlined, which he was  working on, I knew that it was Julius Caesar! He wac muttering, with  frequent tossing of the head, these  lines, when a very fat . lady worked  her way up an aisle and plumped  down beside him. "Et tu Brute!" I  am sure I heard him moan, and with  a discouraged air, as though the game  were up, folded up his lines and stowed them in his tweed toga.  "Cowards die many times before their  deaths;- ' X  The valiant never'taste of death but  once.  Of  all  the wonders  that  I yet  have  heard  It seems to. me most strange that men  should fear  Seeing that death a necessary end,  Will come when it will come.-  And again: .-.     i  "And  you   are  come   in   very happy  - time ' ''*X ��������� *. XX V       ' :  To bear my  greeting  to the  senators  And  tell  them that I will  not  come  today;      .  Cannot is false;  and that I dare not,  falser;  I  will  not come today, tell them so,  Decius.  BRITAIN'S FIGHTING  FISHERMEN  i  I  LEGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc.,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL  VON JAGOW'S   PLEDGES  An obscure and meaningless para-:  graph, ushered in by some thousands  of words set forth -to prove the ex-;  traordinary magnonimity of the offer, is Germany's reply to our ultimatum : "In accordance with the general principles of visit and search and  the destruction of merchant vessels  recognized by international law, such  vessels, both within and without the  area declared a naval war zone, shall  not be sunk without warning and  without saving human lives unless the  ship attempt to escape or offer resistance"    ,  Is it true or fair to brand this paragraph as utterly meaningless. Let us  see. Germany has made her own interpretation of international law since  the beginning of the present war. She  has made an unmistakable interpretation of her construction of the term  "merchant vessel" as distinct from  vessels of war. To show that we do  not misjudge her interpretation, it is  only necessary to point out that the  man whs "made "it is the'riian who sigh-  ed   Germany's note   of  yesterday.  On May" 28th last Herr von Jagow, defending the foul murder of  over a hundred Americans and a thousand civilians of other nationalities  who went down on the Lusitania,  made the following statement: "The  government of the United States proceeds on the assumption that the Lusitania is to be considered as an ordinary unarmed merchant vessel. The government begs in this connection to point out that the Lusitania was one of the largest and  fastest English commerce steamers,  constructed with government funds as  auxiliary cruisers, and. is expressly included in the navy list published by  the British Admiralty .It is, moreover,  known to the Imperial Government  from reliable information furnished by  its officials and neutral passengers  that for some time practically all tlie  more valuable English merchant ves-  ses have been provided with guns,  ammunition and other weapons, and  reinforced with a crew specially practiced in manning guns. According to  reports at hand "here, the Lusitania  when she left New York undoubtedly  had guns on board which were mounted   under decks   and  masked."  This statement was not only wilfully false, but it was based on the  production of false affidavits, prepared  under the direction ' of Count  von Bernstorff and presented by the  Ambassador to- the secretary of  State with the full knowledge that  they were false." It was on evidence of this character that the German government, through this same  spokesman, justified the Lusitania  murders. What have we to hope for  from the present or future interpretation of the German government as  to what are peaceful merchant ships.���������  The  Providence Journal..  "Fishing is a sport in which rich  and poor can meet on a common  level." "That's right; in fishing it is  not so much a man's assets which  count   as   his lie-abilities."  '���������' The birthplace of the British fishing industry was undoubtedly the English Channel. But no better men ply  the trade by net or line than those  which hail from the Western and Northern Isles, and from the ports of  Northern Scotland.  These places are,; indeed, natural  nurseries for the royal and merchant  fleets, though it is interesting to note  that by act of "Parliament whale fishermen were exempted during the Napoleonic wars from the activities of  the press  gang. /  The coming of great ships of war  and the standing navy ended to a  great extent our country's fisher craft  in  sea  battles.  In pre-Armada days the fishing  ports of the channel provided the  largest' number of craft and seamen  (London, even, was less important to  the navy than a combination of West  Country ports with unfamiliar names),  and when a British expedition was to  be.; sent to France the fisher craft  w,ere requisitioned as transports.  /Light, fast and seaworthy were the  fishing boats of the Channel���������they  were used as " scouts'' and patrols, their compeers are being used  today.,.,    ������������������'*'' X   X."-"  -"When war was declared in August,  (1914, thousands of naval reservists  /travelled from the fishing ports, and  islands to rejoin, and though round  the depots one heard many dialects  from'* Newquay to Scalloway, from  S't'ornoway to Dover, there was only  one argot of the sea. Donald might  ejaculate in Gaelic, and his Cornish  neighbor in a dialect akin to the lost  British language; but they had common ground in the speech of their-  calling, as a few days later they had  a common dress in the uniform of the  royal navy. "*  It was astonishing how smartly  these fishermen leapt back into the  drill and duties of Jack Tar, and how  a uniformity of appearance was gained. Bushy beards were trimmed  close, matted locks sacrificed, and the  razor's steady labor produced a man  little different, on the surface, from a  thousand of his fellows. Such were  our fishermen  warriors.  But the first month of war showed  showed that our fleet was deficient in  -mine-sweepers,- though, of-course, with  a nucleus squadron of these handy  craft. So the trawlers and drifters  and carriers of the Dogger Bank, the  Iceland and White Sea fishermen were  called upon, and the surplus men of  the fleet drafted back to their old  service.  And none the less fighters did they  prove, though at first their duties  were but slow and mildly dangerous.  At.least so these men said, but handling a concussion bomb powerful  enough to splinter their tiny craft cannot be held to be a pleasure.  Tho submarine war was, however,  their opportunity. Tho Germans  aimed at the destroyers of every ship  in tlie neigliborfiooit o" Britain, and  certainly did  serious  damage.  But our fishermen-warriors proved  real sleuth-hounds; every certain evidence of the passing submarine was  noted���������the even waves in culm weather, the suddenly -Breaking wave  when there, was a capful of wind, the  scared seafowl, the tiny plums of water where the periscope cut its, way.  And no less ingenious and worthy  were the methods of attack. The submarine was patiently followed for  hours until compelled to seek the surface. He was located by kites and  seaplanes. (  The trawler soon gained the mastery of this monster- of the under  seas, and will continue to hold it despite the new inventions of the  enemy.  There is an invention which assists  the location of under-water craft, the  coming of which swept Von Tirpitz's  invisible   fleet   from his grasp.  The latest declaration of the enemy  will compel the men who use the Dogger' Bank to become warriors. Fishing  craft has always been theoretically  immune from sinking, now they are to  be   sunk   on   sight.  But we shall see the raider jerking  out his machine guns just a few seconds too late, for the fisherman-warrior, bereft of all other weapons, will  certainly use the full power of his tiny  craft to ram and destroy the enemy.���������  Pearson's  Weeklv.  LAWN   MOWERS  SHAEPENED RIGHT  We make any mower cut. We call  for and deliver.   Call Fair. 2526.  Vancouver Hollow.     240  Grinding Company .BR������^gfAY  We have a display of Outing Hats  which will   interest you.   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(N������t Dairy)  FOH THE FINEST  JOB PRINTING  TELEPHONE  Fairmont U40  or call at 203 KINGSWAY  FAIRMONT BEN0VAT0RT  Fair.    172 753    B'way    E.  '' *',   ���������"A, toadies' ; and  Men's  Suits   Sponged   and   Pressed  50c  Sponge   Cleaning   and   Pressing   Tbe  French Dry   or   Steam Cleaning   and  Pressing $1.50  CONTRADICTING SOME  AMERICAN YARNS  TORRES VEPRAS  AGAIN  Thoughtless or malicious persons in  the United States have spread amongst  our friends to the south remarkable  stories. of war conditions in Canada. The Canadian government has  at last commenced to take notice of  these stories, which have been detrimental to- immigration,, the tourist  traffic and relations in general between the two countries, and official  denials of them are being given  widespread publicity.  ^-.1C.anada.3as,.been.-_crediteA-.J-y.ith__con._  scription, and numerous tales Of  Americans being conscripted have  been put in circulation. We are supposed to be so ruled by the war machine, and our country so choked with  spies, that any ordinary travelling  American on a visit is lucky if he  gets back td his own country without  having been arrested several times,  searched to the lining of his boots,  and questioned in the best manner  of the third degree. He is also supposed to have elaborate passports in  his  possession.  This is one of the latest official  pronouncements of Mr. AV. D, Scott,  superintendent in the department of  tlie interior, on tlie subject:  "The Canadian government,"' says  Mr. Scott, "views sympathetically  the tourist traffic, and out of the  thousands who visited various parts  of Canada last ycad, T think vcry  few had any reason to complain of  their treatment. We shall continue to  welcome bona tide torists and visitors as in   other years.  "Passports are entirely unnecessary; they have never been called for  in the past, are not now and are not  likely to be so far as travel between the Cnited States and Canada  is concerned. All United 4Statcs citizens, whether by birth or naturalization, are accorded the same treatment.  Persons born in Germany, Austro-  Hungary, Bulgaria or Turkey, and  who still remain citizens of one or  other of these countries, should not  visit Canada at this time. Persons born  in one or other of the countries named,  but who have been naturalized in the  United States, may visit Canada if  they so desire, but they should carry  their'United States naturalization papers as a means of identification.  Persons who are citizens of friendly  or neutral countries, may visit Canada -with the same freedom accorded  to   United States citizens.  "Conscription does not exist in Canada,   and   is not   contemplated.''  The New York Herald's French correspondent revives the great coup of  Wellington at Torres Vedras in 1810.  He does so because the situation in  the Balkans is very like the situation  which the Britisn occupied over dn  hundred years ago. With his armies  freed by the peace of Vienna, Napoleon launched a great force under Mas-  sena into the Peninsula to crush the  contemptible little British army.  Wellington then created the famous  fortifications which followed the  mountain bastion north of Lisbon and.  leftno"pointnop^betweeh the Tagua  and the sea. After giving battle to.  the French and being outnumbered ho  slowly retreated behind the fortifications, leaving the French army in a  hopeless plight, unable to advance and  unable to live off the country. Disastrous retreat was necessary, and  when Messena extricated himself he  had lost 30,000 men. Now history  repeats itself. It is the advance on  Paris over again, the advance on Calais, the advance on Petrograd. At  Salonica there are at least 200,000 allied troops, constantly being reinforced, while there are' 200,000 fighting  Serbians still outside the Teuton net.  Further afield there is an even larger  force waiting to tempt him to battle  if he crosses tlie desert and attacks  Egypt?  Tho French correspondent of the  Herald supplies a map which shows  the positions of the various armies.  From the north the Austrians are approaching the Montenegrins, and have  indeed come in contact with them already; the Germans and Bulgarians  have come into close contact with the  Italians, Serbians, French and British,  aud at different points. The allies are  in' a position to be rapidly reinfroccd  from   the   sea.  Western Call, $1.00 Per Year.  1.-  *!  The Blacksmith's Choice  A certain blacksmith, although an  expert at his trade, was quite ignorant of ' surgical methods. When he  sprained, his wrist one afternoon he  hurried   to a doctor's   surgery.  The doctor examined the wrist, and  t'.ien took a small bottle from a shelf,  but   found   it   empty.  ''.Tames," said he, turning to an assistant, "go upstairs and bring mo  down  a  couple of those  phials.'-*  "What's that?''' exclaimed the patient, suddenly showing signs of emotion.  "I morelv asked my assistant to  bring me down a couple of phials  from   upstairs," answered the   doctor.  "Files!" cried the blacksmith.  "No, you don't! Tf that hand has got  to come off, use  an axe or a saw!"  ^e THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, May 24, 1916.  /'  LE MOUCHE  (Translated from the French by Aimee, for Western Call)  In the year 1756 what could a  young man do, whose king refused to  hear his name mentioned! Try to be  a clerk or turn philosopher, or poet  perhaps, but without patronage, and  the trade, in that case, was of no  value.  Such was approximately the vocation of the Chevalier Vauvert, who  had just written, with tears, a letter at which the king scoffed. During  that time, alone with his father in the  heart of the old castle of Neauflette,  he was pacing about the room sadly  and furiously.  "I would like to go'to Versailles,"  he said.  "And what would  you  do  there!"  "I don't know, but what am I doing here?"  "You are keeping me company; to  be sure that cannot be very entertaining for you, and I will by uo  means hold you back. But do you  forget that your mother is  dead?"  "No, sir, and 1 promised her I  would dedicate to you the life which  you gave me. I will return, but I  want to go away. I cannot any longer  remain  in these parts."      \  "How does that come?"  "From an excessive love. I love  Mile d 'Annebault distractedly.''  "You know that it is useless. Only  Moliere can perform marriages without a dowry. And are you forgetful  of my  disgrace?"  "Oh! sir, may I ask, without violating my deep respect to you, what  was the, cause of your disgrace? We  are not' members of parliament. We  pay the tax, we do not evade it. If  parliament is_parsimonious with the  king's treasury, it is his affair and not  ours. Why did the Abbot Chauvelin  drag us with him in his downfall?"  "The Abbot Chauvelin acts like an  honest man. He refuses to approve of  the tenth because he is disgusted with  the extravagances of the court. Such  a thing, would not haye happened in  ' the time of Mme. de Chateauroux. The  latter was at least beautiful, and she  was not a source of expiense, not even  :'��������� though she gave so generously. She  was mistress and sovereign and she  was pleased because the king did not  gent her to die in prison when he dis-  : missed her from his favor. But this  Etioles, this Le Sormand, this insatiable Poisson  *   *  *"  ���������'And  what of  that!"  ���������'What   M^that'.' say   you?   More  than you  think.  Do you   even   know  that, at   present, whilst   the   king   is  grinding- us,   the   fortune   of his: gris-  ette is incalculable? She had one hundred   and eighty'd pounds in  ..--.('���������ome given her at the outset; but that  ^ was only a trifle, that no longer counts  A tor anything;    one ' cannot form  any  idea of the frightful sums the king is  offering to her.   There are  not three  /months in the year in which she does  not  cateh   on    the    wing,   as    if  by  chance, -five or six, hundred thousand  pound.**',   yesterday   on   salt, today on  the  increases  of  the treasurer  of the  stables;   with   the quarters which  she  h<is  in  all  the royal houses she buys  Li Selle, Cressy, Aubray, Brimborion,  Marigny, Saint-Remy, Bellevue, and as  many other estates and palaces at Paris,  Fontainebleau, Versailles,   Compei-  gne, without counting a secret fortune  placed   in  .every   country   in   all the  banks of  Europe, in case of  disgrace  probably, or of the death  of th'e sovereign.   And who pays all that, if you  please?"  _. _ _il ,don_'t know,_sir, butjt as .not. I.H  ' .*" It is you, like everyone else, it is  Prance, it is the people who sweat  blood, .who are clamoring on the  ���������streets, who are breaking the statue  of Pigalle. And parliament does not  want any more of that; it does not  want any fresh taxations. When it  was a question of war expenses, our  last sovereign was at his disposal;  we did not dream of haggling. The  victorious king must have clearly seen  that he was beloved by the whole  kingdom, more clearly still when he  was near dying. Then came to an  end all differences, all factious, all  spite; all France got on its knees at  the king's bedside and prayed for  him. But if we pay, without computing the sum, his soldiers or his doctors, we are not willing to pay his  mistresses and we have something better to do than that of supporting Mme  de Pompadour."  "I am not defending her, sir. I  can not attribute to her cither wrong  or  right; I  have never  seen her."  "No doubt; and it would not be  displeasing to you to see her, is it  not so, in order to have some opinion  in the matter? For, at your age. the  head judges through the eyes. Try,  then, if it seems good to you; but  that pleasure will be denied you."  "Why,   sir?"  "Because it' is madiiess; because  that marchioness is as invisible in her  little boudoirs at Brimborion as the  Turkish sovereign iri his seraglio; because they will shut all the doors in  your face. What do you wish to do.  Attempt the impossible! Seek your fortune like  an adventurer!"  "No, but like a lover. I do not  intend to entreat but to protest  against an injustice. I had a well-  founded hope, almost a promise from  M. de Biron; I was on the eve of  obtaining the one whom I love, and  that love is not unreasonable, you did  not disapprove of it. Allow me, then.,  to make an attempt to plead my  cause. Whether I will have to do  with the king or with Mme. de Pom  padour, I do not know, but I wish to  ,set  out.  "You know nothing about the  court, and you would present yourself there!"  "Oh! perhaps I would find admittance there easier owing to th&'fact-  that I am unknown."  "You unknown, Chevalier! do you  think so? With a name like yours!  We are of the. old nobility, sir; you  cannot be   unknown."  "Well, then, the king will give me  audience!"  '' He will not even give you a hearing. You are dreaming of Versailles,  and you think you will be there when  your postilion stops * * * Suppose  you penetrate, as far as the anti-  chamber, the gallery, the oval; you  will see between His Majesty and  yourself only the leaf of a door; that  will be an abyss. You may return,  you may seek means, support, you will  gain nothing. We are M. de Chauvelin's relatives * * Go and see, since  you wish to. I advise, but I do not  order you. But you will be out your  travelling expenses. So you love Miss  d'Annebault   very much?"  "More than my  life."  "Go,   sir." */.s  #      .������-      ������������       #        ������  They say travelling weakens love,  because it affords distractions; they  say. too, that it strengthens it because  it allows time for dreaming. >. The  chevalier was too young to make such  learned distinctions. Weary of the  carriage he had, when half way, taken a stage pony and thus he arrived,  towards five o 'clock in the evening,  at the inn of the Sun, a sign which  went out of fashion in the time of  Louis XTV.  There was at Versailles an old  priest who had been curate near Neauflette; the chevalier knew and loved  him. This, curate, simple and poor,  had a nephew in the benefices, an ab-  bott of thg court, who might be useful. So the chevalier went tol the  nephew's house, who. a man of importance, wearing his band, received  the newcomer cordially and did not  disdain  to  listen ''to his  request."  *-���������'' Well, my faith," said he, " you  come very opportunely. There is to be  an opera at the court this evening, a  kind of festival, I know not what. I  am riot going to it because I am being  gruff with the marchioness in order  to obtain something; but here Js an  opportune invitation from the Duke  d'Aumont, which I had requested from  him for someone, I don't know whom.  Go there. You have not been presented yet. to be sure, but that is not  necessary for the show. Try to meet  the king in the little green-room.'. A  look, and your fortune is made."-  P The chevalier thanked the abbot,  and tired after, a night's, loss of  sleep and a day. on horseback, he  made, in front of an inn mirror, one  of those careless, toilets so becoming  to lovers. An inexperienced servant  helped him as well as he could, and  covered his spangled coat with powder; He then made his way toward*  the place of adventure. He was twenty years of age.  Night was falling when he arrived  at the castle. He went timidly up tu  the iron gate and asked his way of  the sentinel. The latter pointed to the  great staircase. There he learned from  the porter that the opera had just  commenced, and that the king, that is  to say, everybody, was in the hall.  "If the Marquis would cross the  courtyard.""added" thef SwissX(at~all  events they called him marquis) he  would be at the show in a moment.  If he preferred to pass through the  apartments *  * *  The chevalier did not know the  palace. Curiosity made him reply at  first that he would go through the  apartments; then, as a lackey was  preparing to follow him as guide, an  impulse of vanity made him add that  he did not wish to be accompanied.  So he advanced alone, not without  some   emotion.  Versailes was resplendent with  light. From the ground-floor to the  pinnacle, the chandeliers, the clustered candles, the gilded furniture, the  marbles sparkled. Except for the  queen's apartments, the folding-doors  were everywhere open. As he proceeded, the chevalier was struck with  an astonishment and admiration difficult to imagine; for what completed  the wonder of the sight presented to  his eyes, was not only the beauty,  the glory of the sight itself; it was  the total solitude in which he found  himself in this sort of enchanted desert.  On finding oneself alone, indeed, in  a vast enclosure, whether it be temple, cloister or castle, there is something strange, and, so to speak, mysterious about it. The building seems  to weigh on the man; the walls watch  him;, th'e echoes listen to him; the  sound of his steps disturb such a great  silence that he experiences an involuntary fear, and dares to walk with  respect   only.  So did the chevalier at first; but  soon curiosity got the upper hand of  him and dragged him along. The  candelebras in the glass corridors, being mirrored,, reflected back their light.  Thousands of cupids, nymphs and  shepherdesses were playing on the  wainscots and fluttering about the ceilings and seemed to entwine the whole  palace in an immense garland. To be  in sueh a place at twenty years, in  the midst of these marvels, and to  find oneself alone there, was certainly  bewildering.   The  chevalier   advanced  at random as if in a,dream*  Dazzled, in spite !6f himself, by  his fancies, the chevalier, the better  to dream, threw himself on a sofa,  and he would there, have become enveloped in a lonjg oblivion if he had  not remembered that he was in love.  What ^would his well-beloved Mile  d 'Annebault do if she were in an old  castle..  "Athenais!" he exclaimed suddenly, "Why am I losing time here?  Is my reason wandering? Goodness!  where am 1 then, and what possesses  me?"     X  He rose and continued his way  through this new country, and he was  lost there, that goes without saying.  Two or three lackeys, talking in a  low voice, appeared at the end of a  gallery. He went up to them and  asked his way to the comedy.  "If the marquis," answered one  (still using the same formula) "will  take the trouble to descend that  staircase and follow the gallery to the  right, he will find at the end three  steps to ascend; turn then to the  left, and when he has crossed the  drawing-room of Diana, that of Apollo, that of the Muses and that of  Springtime, he must go down another  six steps; then, leaving at the right,  the hall of the guards, which leads  to the ministerial staircase, ^ he will  not fail to meet there other ushers  who will point out the way to him."  "Much obliged," said the chevalier,  "and with such fine directions it will  indeed be my own fault if I do not  find my way there."  He bravely resumed his course, continually stopping, in spite ot himself,  to look from one"'side to the other,  then again remembering his love; at  last, at the end of a good quarter of  an hour, as was told him, he found  more lackeys.  "The marquis has. made a mistake." the latter told-him, "he ought  to have gone by the other wing of  the castle; but nothing is easier than  to regain it. Your honor has only  to go down those stairs, and go  through the-drawing-room of the Nymphs, that of Summer, that of * * ������������������*-  - "Thank   you,"   said   the   chevalier.  "And I am very, foolish," he  thought also, to be thus questioning  the servants likeNa booby. I am disgracing myself to no purpose, and  since it is out of the question for  them to make fun of me, of what  use is their nomenclature, and all the  pompous sobriquets of those drawing-  rooms, of which rdon't know one?"  He decided to go straight ahead  as much as was possible. "For. af-  \ter all," he said to himself, " this  palace is very beautiful, it is very  spacious, but it has its limits, and  were it three times as long as our  warren, I must find  the end  of it."  But it is not easy, at Versailles, to  go straight ahead very long, arid  perhaps that".rustic comparison between7, the royal dwelling arid a warren displeased the nymphs of the  place for they began, with renewed  ardor, to mislead the poor lover, and  doubtless to punish him, they took  delight in .making him turn and  turn again on his own- - footsteps,  constantly leading him back to the  same place, exactly like a countryman lost in an arbor; it was thus  that they enclosed him in . their  labyrinth   of   marble and gold.  The chevalier, still travelling  from drawing-room to drawing-room  and from gallery to gallery, was  seized   with   a sort  "of   anger: - -,  "My faith," he said, "this is  cruel. After having been so  charmed, so delighted/ so enthusiastic  at finding myself alone in this accursed palacex(it was no longer the  pa'lace of the fairies), I cannot get  out of it! A pest on the conceit  wKiclf" prompted" riuTto erifer~here  like rince Fanfarinet with his  shoes of massive gold'. instead .. of  telling the first lackey to lead me  quite    simply   to    the  showroom!  While he was experiencing these  tardy regrets, the chevalier was half  way up a stairway, on a landing,  betwefn three doors. Behind the middle one he thought he heard a murmur so sweet, so slight, so voluptuous, so to speak, that he could not  help listening.,. At the moment  when he approached, trembling lest  he should be listening indiscreetly,  both leaves of the door opened. A  whiff of air, embalmed with a thousand perfumes, a torrent of light  which eclipsed that of the glass  galleries, struck him so suddenly that he  retreated a   few  steps.  "Does the marquis wish to enter?"* asked the usher who had opened   the door.  "I want to see the play," answered   the   chevalier.  "It has just  ended this  minute."  At the same time, very beautiful  ladies, delicately painted white and  carmine, giving, not their arms, nor  even their hands, but the tips of  their fingers to old and. yciung lords,  began to issue from the play-house,  taking great care to walk in profile so as not'to spoil the appearance of their panniers. All that brilliant society were talking in low  voices with a half gayety, in which  fear  and  respect were mingled.  "What does this mean?'.' said  the chevalier, not guessing that chance  had led him straight to the little  lobby.  '-'The king is going by," answered  the   usher.  There is a sort of intrepidity which  hesitates at nothing, it is only too  ready; . it is the courage of badly-  bred people. Our young provincial,  although he was reasonably brave,  did not possess that faculty. At those  single words: "The king is passing,"  he remained motionless and almost  frightened.  King Louis XV., who was accustomed to riding.a dozen leagues when  hunting, without paying attention  to them, /Was, as is known,  sovereignly nonchalant. He boasted, not without reason, that  he was the first gentleman in France,  and his misresses told him, not without cause, that he was the best formed  and most. handsome. It was a noteworthy event to see him get up from  his armchair and deign to walk.  When he passed through the  lobby, with one arm placed or rather  extended oyer M. d'Argenson's shoulder, whilst his red heel glided over  the. floor (he had made that indolent  gait fashionable), all whispering ceased; the courtiers bowed their heads,  not daring to make a complete bow,  and the beautiful ladies, gently bending low to the fiery-colored ribbon  which decorated the bottom of their  immense flounces, hazarded that coquettish good-evening which our grandmothers called a bow and which our  century has replaced with the brutal  English   handshake.  But the king did not concern himself about anything, and saw only  what pleased him. The taciturn monarch passed along in the midst of  those flowers, those beautiful ladies  and. all that court, maintaining his  solitude in the midst of the crowd.  The Chevalier did not have to reflect  very long to realize that he had nothing to .hope for from the king  and that the story of his love would  meet with  no  success there.  "Unhappy wretch that I am!"  thought he; my,-father had only too  much ground for saying that at two  steps away from the king, I would see  an abyss between him and me. Even  should I venture to ask for a hearing, who will, patronize me, who will  present me? There he is, that despotic master who can, with a word,  change riiy destiny, assure my fortunes, fulfil all"' my desires. He is  there, in front of'me; by stretching  my hand, I could touch his dress. And  I feel farther from him than I ever  was iri the heart of my province!  How am I to speak to him? how approach him, who will come to my aid?  Whilst the chevalier was. lamenting thus, he saw enter a young, rather pretty lady, with a manner full  of elegance and delicacy; ^ she was  very simply dressed in a white gown,  without diamonds or embellishments,  with , a rose Over her ear. She gave  her hand to a squire, "all in amber,"  as Voltaire says, and was talking to  him in quite a low tone behind her  fan. But chance willed that while  chatting, laughing and gesticulating,  that fan slipped from her hand and  fell under an armchair, right in front  of the chevalier.He darted forward  at once to pick it up, and as, to do  that, he had to kneel on the ground,  the young lady' seemed to him so  charming that he presented the fan  to her without rising. ** She stopped,  smiled, and passed on, thanking him  with a nod; but, at the look which  she cast at the chevalier, he felt  his heart beating without knowing  why; He had reason. That young  lady was the little "Etioles," as the  malcontents still called her, Whilst  others, in speaking of her, called her  "the Marchioness," being the equivalent of "Queen."   ���������.  She will patronize,, me, she will  come to my aid! Ah! the abbot was  right in telling me that a- look would  decide my fate! Yet, those eyes so  delicate and ,*' gentle, that little scoffing and delicious mouth, that little  foot swamped under a tuft. That is  my good fairy!"      ....'>  Thinking . thus, almost aloud, the  chevalier returned to his inn. Whence  came that sudden hope? Was it his  youth that was speaking, or had the  eyes of the inarchioness spoken?  *"*" But"here"again'.'"���������^the ������ame~ difficulty  presented itself. If it was no longer  a matter of devising means of being  presented to the king, who would introduce hi mto the marchioness?  He spent a great part of the.  (night writing Mile d 'Annebault a  letter almost similar to that which-  Mms. de Pompadour had read.  Early in the morning the. chevalier set out for a walk, dreaming as he went along the streets.  It did not enter his mind to have  further recourse to the patronage of  the abbot, and it would not have  been easy to tell what hindered  him * * *"I went alone yesterday  to the castle of Versailles," thought  he; "I will go alone to Trianon  (that was at the moment the abode  of  the    favorite).  The cheValier, almost without  knowing it, took then the road to  Trianon. Without much adornment,  as they would say then, he was lacking neither in elegance nor in that  sort of personality which prohibits  a lackey, when meeting you along  the way, from asking where you are  going. It was, therefore, not difficult for him, thanks to some directions got at the inn, to reach the  gate of the castle, if one may so  call that marble sweetmeat-box  which formerly witnessed sq many  scenes of pleasure and, vexation. Unfortunately, the gate was closed,  and a big Swiss, - wearing a simple  overcoat, was walking up and down  the inner avenue, his hands behind  his back, as if not expecting anyone. t  "The king is here!" said the  chevalier to himself, "or the marchioness is not there. Evidently when  the doors are closed and the valets  are walking about, the masters are  either not receiving visitors or they  are   gone   out.  What    was   he  to   do?   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PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS  PHONE FAIR. 1140  203 KINGSWAY X  ������������������/������������������:,  Friday; JMxy 26/ 1916-  THE WESTERN CALL  LE MOTJCHE  (Continued f\_#ri\ page .6)  came suddenly Keen. That thought  alone: "The king is here!'.', frightened him more than, on the. preceding evening, had those four  trords: "The king is passing!" for  it that time the unexpected happened, and now he knew that cold look,  that   impassable majesty.  'Ah,   goodness!   what, kind   of   an  appearance would I present if I tried  in a  giddy   manner, to  penetrate   into that   garden, and  if  I  found   my-  [self   face to   face   with   that proud  kmonarch,   taking   his  coffee    at   the  Ledge of a stream.     There immediately  [appeared before the eyes of the poor  [lover   the unwelcome   outline   of   the  ������Bastille;    instead   of��������� the    charming  [image wbich he had kept of the marchioness' as she   passed him   smiling,  he     saw     dungeons,    prisons,     black  bread,    bad    water!   he    knew    the  story,  of Latude.       Little   by   little  came' reflection,   and   little by little  hope vanished. -"  "And yet,'V he said to himself  again, "I am not doing any harm,  nor the king either. I am protesting  against an injustice; I have never  lampooned anyone. I was bo well  received at Versailles yesterday and  the lackeys were so polite! Of what  am I afraid? Of doing something  foolish? I will do others which will  make up   for that.  He approached the gate and  touched it with his finger; * it , was  not quite closed. He opened it and  entered resolutely. The Swiss turned  around with  a bored  air:  "What do you wanljl "Where are  you going?"  "I am going to Mme. de Pompadour's.*" , X  "Have you an appointment?"  "Yes."  "Where is   your   letter?"  He waB no longer the marquisate  of the evening before, and, this time,  there was nothing of the Duke d '-  Aumont in his bearing.- The chevalier  sadly lowered his eyes and noticed  that his white stockings and buckles  of rhinestones were covered with dust.  He had committed tho error of coming on foot, in a Country where walking was not the fashion. The Swiss  lowered his eyes also, and eyed him,  not from the head to the feet, but  from the feet to the head. His coat  looked neat, but his hat was a little  awry and his  head-dress  unpowdered.  "You have no letter. What do you  want?"     ,  "I want^ot speak to Mme. de Pam-  padour."   ."*'...  "Tnily! And you think that things  are done that way?"  "I don't know. Is the king .here?"  "Perhaps. Go away, and leave me  *'at  peace."   *'���������.���������' ''���������''J'^'. '���������  The chevalier did not .want to get  *ngry; but, in spite of himself, this  insolence made him turn pale:  -"I have sometimes told a lackey  to go away," answered he, "but a  lackey has never told me to do so."  "Lackey! I 'a lackey!" exclaimed  the  furious  Swiss  "Lackey, porter, valet and flunkies,  J. don't care which and it matters  very little to  me."  The Swiss took a step towards the  chevalier, who restored to himself by  tho threatening look of the other,  gently lifted the hilt of his sword:  "Take care," said he, "I am a  gentleman, and it costs thirty-six  pounds to bury a churl like you."  "If you are a gentleman, sir, I be  long to the king; I am only doing my  duty, and do not think  * *  *"  At that moment, the sound of a  flourish of trumpets which seemed to  come from the woods of Satory, was  heard in the distance and became lost  _ in^the^. echo.__.The ^chayaHer _leta =lus  'sword fall back into its scabbard, and  thinking no longer of the quarrel,  commenced  "Ah! my faith!" said he, "it is  the king setting put for the hunt.  What were you saying to me just  now?"  "That does not0concern me, nor  you either."  "Listen to me, my dear friend. The  king is not~here, I have, no letter. I  have no appointment. Here is money  for  a  drink.  Let  me  in."  He took some gold pieces out of  his pocket. The Swiss eyed him again  with  sovereign  scorn:  "What is all this?" he said disdainfully. "Are you trying to get into  a royal dwelling in this manner? Instead of making you go away take  care  that  I don't   shut you   up."  "You, double scoundrel!" said the  chevalier, getting angry again and  taking back  his sword.  "Yes, I," repeated the big man. But  during this conversation, in which the  historian regrets having compromised  his hero, thick elouds had darkened  the sky; a storm was brewing. A  quick flash of lightning gleamed, followed .by a violent chap of thunder,  and the rain began to fall heavily.  The chevalier, who was still holding  his money, saw a drop of water on  his dusty shoe, large as a little half-  crown.   ���������-*������������������������������������"  "Plague on it," said he, "let us  get under shelter. We won't gain anything by getting wet."  And he proceeded briskly towards  the grotto of the Cerberus, or, more  plainly speaking, the porter's house;  when there, he threw himself unceremoniously into the porter's own big  armchair. _ * '  "Goodness! how' you weary me!"  he said, "and how unfortunate I am!  You take me for.-a conspirator, and  you do not understand that I have in  my pocket a petition for His Majesty.  I am a provincial man, but you are  only a fool.  The Swiss, as sole reply, went to a  corner,   got   his   spear, and   remained  standing thus, his guii in his hand.  >  "When are you going away?" he  shouted in a stentorian voice.  The quarrel,.by turns forgotten and  resumed, seemed about to become  quite serious this time, and already  the great hands of the Swiss were  trembling strangely on his spear; what  was going to happen?, I do not know,  when, turning his head suddenly.  "Ah!" said the chevalier, "who  comes   here?" ���������" X' ���������  A young page, riding a magnificent horse, was hastening up at full  speed and triple gallop. The path was  steeped with rain; the gate was only  half open. There was a little.pause;  the Swiss advanced and opened the  gate: The page gave spurs; the horse,  having stopped for a moment, tried  to resume his pace, missed his footing, slipped on the damp ground and  fell.  It is very inconvenient, almost dangerous, to get a horse up again when  it has fallen to the ground. A horsewhip will not do any good. The  kicking and plunging which it goes  through is extremely disagreeable, es-  pecially^ if the rider's leg is caught  under the saddle.'  The chevalier, however, came to his  aid, without reflecting on these inconveniences, and he was bo dexterous that in a short time the horse was  up again and the rider freed. But  the latter was covered with mud, and  could scarcely walk for limping. Having been carried into the house of the  Swiss and seated in his turn in the  big armchair:  ��������� " Sir" said _he. to the chevalier,  "you are unquestionably a gentleman.  You have rendered me a great service, but you can render me \& still  greater one. Here is a message from  the king for the marchioness, and that  message is very urgent, as you see,  since my horse and I, in order to proceed more quickly* nearly broke our  hecks. You realize that, placed as I  am, with a lame leg, I cannot carry  that paper. To do that I would have  to carry myself. Will you go there in  my place?"  At the same time he drew from his  pocket a large envelope gilded with  arabasques and accompanied by the  royal seal.  "Very willingly, sir," answered the  chevalier, taking the envelope. And  swiftly and lightly as a feather, he  set out on the run, on tiptoe.  When the chevalier arrived it the  castle, there, was another Swiss in  front of the peristyle:  "Orders from the king," said the  young man, who, this time, was not  afraid of halberds; and, showing his  letter, he entered cheerfully past; half  a dozen lackeys.  A tall usher, posted in the middle  of the vestibule, seeing the order and  the royal seal, bowed jgravely, like a  poplar bent by the wind, then with  one of his; b'ony fingers, he touched,  smiling, the corner of a wainscot.  A little folding door, hilden under  a tapestry, at once opened as if of  its own volition. The bony man  pointed civilly; the chevalier entered,  and the tapestry, which had half opened, fell back softly behind him.  A silent footman then led him into  a drawing-room, then into a corridor,  upon which two or three little rooms  opened, then into a second drawing-  room, and begged him to wait a mo:  ment.  "Am I still in the castle at Versailles?" wondered the chevalier.  '' Are we going to play hide and seek  again,"  Trianon, at that period was neither what it is now nor what it had  been. It is said that Mme. de Main-  tenon turned *>Versailles into an oratory, and Mme. de Pompadour turned it into a boudoir. They say also  of Trianon that that little porcelain  castle *wtfs=Mmerde"Montespan's boudoir. Whatever these boudoirs were  like it seems that Louis XV. had them  everywhere. Many a gallery, in  which his grandfather had walked majestically about, had been divided into an infinite number of compartments. They were of all colors; the  king went fluttering about in these  bowers of silk;- and velvet. "Do you  find my little furnished apartments  in good taste?" he asked one day of  the beautiful countess of Seran."  "No," said she, "I would like them  in blue." As blue -was the king's  color, that reply flattered him. At the  next meeting, Mme. de Seran found  the drawing-room furnished in blue,  as she had wished.  The one in"'which, at this moment,  the chevalier found himself alone, was  neither blue, white, nor rose, but all  glass. One knows how much a pretty  woman with a pretty figure gains  from having her image repeated in a  thousand ways. She ��������� dazzles, she  hems in, so to speak, the one whom  she wishes to please. In whatever direction he looks, he sees her; how  avoid her? He must either take his  flight, or   confess   himself subjugated.  The chevalier was too charmed, too  delighted at finding himself there, for  any critical thoughts to enter his  mind. He was, on the other hand,  -ready to admire everything, and he-  was admiring indeed, turning his missive over between his hands, as a provincial does his hat, when a pretty  chambermaid opened the door and said  to him gently:  "Come, siT."  He followed her, and after having  passed anew through several corridors more or less mysterious, she  showed him into a big room in which  the shutters were half closed. There  she stopped   and   appeared   to   listen.  "Still the hide-and seek game,"  thought the  chevalier.  However, at the end of a few moments, another door opened, and another chambermaid, who seemed as  pretty as the first, repeated in the  same tone the same, words:  ; MCome,   sir." -^       j  r If his feelings had been stirred at 1  Versailles they were much more stirred _now, for he realized that he was  at the threshold of the -temple in  which the divinity lived. He advanced with palpitating heart; a soft  light, feebly veiled by gauze curtains, followed upon obscurity; a delicious perfume,' almost imperceptible,  was diffused in the air around him;  the chambermaid timidly drew aside  the corner of a silk portiere, and  at the back of a large room of the  most elegant simplicity, he saw the  lady of the-fan, that is to say; the  all-powerful marchioness.  She was "alone, sitting in front of  a table,- wearing a dressing-gown, her  head leaning on her hand, and apparently very much preoccupied. On  seeing the chevalier, she rtise by a  sudden and, as it Were, involuntary impulse:  "You come from the king?"  The chevalier , ought to have answered, but the best he could do was  to bow deeply, at the same time presenting to the marchioness the letter which he brought. She took it, or  rather took possession of it with great  liveliness. Whilst she unsealed it,  her hands shook on the envelope.  This letter, written by the king's  hand, was' rather long. She devoured  it at first, so to speak, in the twinkling of an eye, then she read it eagerly with deep attention, frowning  and compressing her lips. She was  not beautiful thus and no longer looked like the magic apparition of the  little lobby. When she\got to the end,  she seemed to reflect. ) Little by little, her face, which had grown pale,  became slightly flushed (at that hour  she had not any rouge on it); she not  only became pleasant looking again,  but a flash of genuine beauty crossed her delicate features; her cheeks  might have passed for two rose leaves.  She uttered a half sigh, let-the letter  fall on the table, and turning towards   the   chevalier:  "I have made you wait, sir," she^  said to him with a most charming  smile, '' but I had not risen, and I am  not up even yet., That is why I waa  obliged to have you enter by way of  the hiding-places; for I am besieged  here almost as much as I was at  home. I want to send a word in answer to the king. Will it trouble  you to execute my commission?",  This time he had to ; speak; the  chevalier had had time to recover a  little courage:  "Alas! madame," he daid sadly, "it  is   a   great   favor   which   you   would  confer on   me; but,   unfortunately,   I  cannot take advantage of it."  "Why?"    Xx.-'- .  "I have not the honor of being in  HisNMajesty's' service."  "How did you get here, then?"  v " By chance.   I met on the way a  page who  was  thrown  off his horse,,  and who begged me * * *  "What, thrown off his horse!" re  peated the marchioness j   bursting out  laughing.   (She   seemed   so   happy   at  that moment, that she was gay without   effort).  "Yes, madame, he fell off his horse  at the gate. I was there, fortunately, to help him, up, and, as his  clothes were ruined, he begged me to  deliver1 his   message."  "And how did you happen to be  there?"  "Madame, I have a petition to present to His Majesty."  '" His Majesty lives at Versailles.''  "Yes, but you live here."  "Indeed! So it is you who wishes  to entrust  me with  a  commission."  '' Madame, I beg you to  believe.''  "Don't be afraid, you are not the  first. But in what connection are you  addressing me? I am only a woman  *"*-"*~like*any^other."- ������������������ - ~^-.���������._ __^  While speaking these words with an  air of mock humility the marchioness cast a triumphant look at the  letter which she had just read.  "Madame," resumed the chevalier,  '' I   have  always heard   it said   that  men   exercise   power and~~that women  *   ������   # * #  "Dispose of it, is it not so? Well,  sir, there is a queen of France."  "I know it, and that is how it is  I  am here  this  morning."  The marchioness was more than accustomed to such compliments, although they were spoken in a low  voice only; but, in the present in  stance, this one seemed singularly  pleasing to her.  "And on what evidence," said she,  "on what assurance did you expect  to bo able to get into my presence, for you did not reckon, I suppose, on a horse falling on the way."  "Madame, I thought * * I hoped."  "What  did you hope?"  "I hoped that chance * * * might  bring * * *  - "Always chance! It is one of your  friends, it appears; but I Warn you  that if you have no other it is a  sorry reference."  Perhaps offended Fortune wanted revenge for such disrespect, but the chevalier, who had become more and  more agitated by these last questions,  suddenly perceived, . on the corner of  the table, the same fan which he had  picked up the evening before. He  took it, and, as on the previous even  ing, he presented it to the marchioness,  bending   the knee   before her.  '' This, madame,'' said he to her,  "is the only friend I have here."  The marchioness appeared astonished  at first, hesitated a moment, looked  now at the fan and now at the chevalier:  "Ah! you are right," said she at  last; "it is you, sir! I recognize you.  It was you whom I saw yesterday  after the play, when I was with M.  de Richelieu. I let that fan fall, and  you were there, as you say."  "Yes,   madame."  "And very gallantly, like a true  knight, you gave it back to me; I did  not thank you, but I have always  been of the opinion that he who  knows how to restore a fan with auch  good grace, also knows how to accept a challenge at need; and we all  like   that."  "And that is only too true, madame, for, oh arriving a little while  Tgo, I almost had a duel with the  Swiss poner/'  "Mercy!" said the marchioness,  seized with a second attack of gaiety,  '' with the Swus, and why ? "  "He would not let me in."   .'.-���������'.:._.  " Th at was a pity. But, sir, who are  you? What are you seeking?"  "Madame,'*I am the chevalier of  Vauvert. M. de Biron tried to get me  appointed as cornet in the guords."  "Indeed! I remember. You came  from Neauflette, you are in love with  Mile, d'Annebault * ������ ���������"  "Madame, who -could have told  you?"  "Oh! I warn you that I am greatly to be feared. When my memory  fails me, I guess. You are related to  the Abbot of Chauvelin and you were  refused on that account, were you  not?   Where is your petition?"  "Here it is, madame; but, in truth,  I cannot understand."  "What is the use of understanding?  Bise, and put your paper on this table. I am going to answer the king;  you may take to him, at the same  time, your request and my letter."  1' You must go. You got in here  through the king, did you not? Well,  you will get in there through the  marchioness of Pompadour, the lady of  the queen's palace."  The chevalier bowed without saying  anything, seized with a sort of stupefaction. For a long time, everybody had known how many parleys,  artifices and intrigues the favorite had  put into play, and. what pertinacity  she had shown, to obtain that title,  which, finally brought her nothing except a cruel insult froni the Dauphin.  For ten years she had striven for it;  she wanted it, she had succeeded. M.  de Vauvert, whom she did not know  although she knew his love affairs,  pleased her like a good story.  - Standing motionless behind her, the  chevalier observed" that the marchioness wrote at first with all her heart,  passionately, then reflectively, stopping  and passing her hand over her little  nose, delicate as amber. She got impatient, a mark annoyed her. At last  she-jnade up her mind to make ah  erasure; it must be acknowledged that  it was only a rough draft.  In front of the chevalier, von the  other, Bide of the table, shone a fine  Venetian mirror. The very timid "messenger scarcely dared to raise his  eyes. It was, however, hard not to see  in this mirror, above the head- of the  marchioness,' the anxious and charm  ing countenance of the new lady of  the palace. , X'  "How pretty she is!" thought he.  "It ia unfortunate that I am in love  with another; but Athenais is more  beautiful, and, besides, .it would be  a frightful act of disloyalty on my  part!   *  *   ��������� '  "Of what are you speaking?" said  the marchioness, (The chevalier, ac  cording to custom, had thought out  loud without knowing it). What is  that you said?"  "I, madame? I am waiting."  "That is understood," answered the  marchioness, talcing another sheet of  paper; but with the slight movement which she made in turning  around, her dressing-gown slipped over  her shoulder.  On Madame de Pompadour's fragile, white and pretty shoulder there  was a little black mark which looked  like a fly which had fallen into some  milk. _The. chevalier,..graveas _a^madcap who is trying to keep his coun  tenance, looked at that mark, and  the marchioness, holding up her pen,  looked at the chevalier in  the  glass.  In that glass a \rapid glance was  exchanged which seemed to say on  the part of one: "You are charming,"  and, on the other, "I am not vexed."  Then the marchioness readjusted her  dressing-gown.  "You were looking at my fly, sir?'  '"I was not looking at it, madame,  I saw it, and  I admire  it."  "Well, here is my letter; take it to  the king with your petition."  "But,  madame *, * ������"  "What,  then?"  "His   Majesty   is   out hunting,  just heard the  trumpets  in  the forest  of Satory."  "That is true, I did not think of  it; well, tomorrow, day after tomorrow, it does not matter. No, at  once. Go, give that to Lebcl. Farewell, sir. Try to remember that fly  which you just saw, as the king is the  only one in the kingdom who has  seen it; and as to your friend, chance,  tell it, I pray you, to get rid of the  habit of chatting all alone as loudly  as it did just now. Farewell, chevalier."  She touched a little bell, then,  turning back on her sleeve a wave  of lace, she extended her bare arm to  to the young man.  He bowed again and with his lips  he barely touched the rosy finger-tips,  of the marchioness. She perceived in  the act not impoliteness, far from it,  but a little too much modesty.  Immediately the little chambermaids  reappeared (the big ones were not yet  up) and behind them, standing like  a steeple in the midst oT a. flock of  sheep, the bony man/stil smiling and  pointing tlie way.  Alone, buried in an old armchair,  in the depths of his little Toom at the  inn of the Sun, the chevalier waited  the next day, then the next day after  ���������no news.  Strange woman!���������sweet and imperi  ous, good   and   wicked,   the most fri  volous and most stubborn. She has  forgotten me. Oh! misery! She is  right. She has all power and I have  .none. *  Two or three little hard knocks  at the door awakened him from his  grief: >  "What is it?"        X .X.      X  The bony man, all dressed in black,  with a beautiful pair of silk stockings, entered, and made a deep bow: ���������  "There is to be a masked ball at  the court this evening, sir, ��������� and madame the marchioness sent me to tell  youi that you are invited."  "That  will do,  sir, many   thanks"  As soon as"the bony man^was gone,  the chevalier rang his bell; the same  servant who, three days before, had  done his beat, helped him to put on the  same spangled coat, trying to adjust  it ��������� still better.      -*'.*.��������� X-        *J-  After which the young man took his  Way towards the palace, invited this  time, and more tranquil, in appearance, but more uneasy and less bold  than when he had taken the first step  in the world which was still Unknown  to him.  Dazzled, almost as much as the  first time, by all the splendors of Versailles, which, /this evening, was not  deserted, the chevalier-walked through  the big gallery, looking in all directions, trying to learn why he was  there; but no one seemed to think of  accosting him. At the end of an hour,  he got weary and was going to leave,  when two masqueraders, exactly alike,  stopped him on passing. One of'the  two aimed her finger at him, as if  she were- holding a pistol,- the other  got up and came to him:  "It seems, sir," said/ the masquer-  ader to. him, taking his arm nonchalantly, "that you are rather intimate  with our marchioness."  "I beg your pardon, madame, but  of whom are you speaking?*''     "���������- .  "You know well."  "Not the teast in the world."  "Oh!   yes  indeed.'-'  "Not at all'."  "The whole court is aware of it."  "I don't belong to the court."  "You behave like a child. I' tell  you we know it."  "That may be, madame, but I don't  know it." /, (  "You are not unaware, however,  that, day before yesterday, a page  fell from his horse at the , gate of  Trianon. Were you not there, by  chance?"  "Yes,  madame."  XX      .'V        '  "-And did you   hot   enter the   castle?"':.. ������������������������������������-. ������������������������������������V': ���������  /"Doubtless."   X  -"And  were  you 'not given   a  paper?" ; X: X ;.** ;...-������������������ X  "Yes,   madame."  "And did you not take it to the  'king?"** ',.*.������������������' '���������   ���������:-������������������'  " Assuredly." X  '. The king was not at Trianon; he  was out hunting, the marchioness waB  alone, was she not?"  '  "Yes, madame." -  "She had just got up; she wore  her dressing-gown,  they say."  "The people who are always talking say what ever comes into their  heads."  "Very, well, but it appears that  there passed between you and her a  look which did not displease her."  "What do you mean by that, madame?"   - X    .  "That you didn't displease her."  "I know nothing about it, and it  would distress me if such a rare and  sweet friendliness, which I did not expect, and which touched my inmost  heart, should be made the cause of  evil talk."  "You take fire too quickly, chevalier, one would think that you were  going to challenge the whole court;  you would5never be done, killing such  a great  number   of  people."   ���������  -������rButJXhadamey" if^this pag$���������felV  and if I carried his message. Allow  me to ask whyi; I am being questioned." ;���������-���������  The   masquerader   pressed   his   arm  and said to him: " Listen sir,''  "As much as you please, madame."  "Here is what we think, now. The  king no longer loves the marchioness,  and no one believes that he ever did  love her. She'has-just committed an  imprduence; she has set the whole of  parliament against her, with her tax  of two sous, and today, she is daring to attack a much greater power,  tlie Society of Jesus. She will give  way to it; but she has weapons, and,  before perishing, she will defend herself."  "Well, madame, what can I do?"  "I am going to tell you. M. de  Clioiscul is partly at variance with M.  de Bernis; neither one nor the other  is sure of "what he would like to  say; Bernis is going to go away, Choi-  seul is taking his place; a word from  you might decide them."    ���������>���������'  "In what way, madame, I pray  you?"  "By allowing your visit of the  other   day to be told."  "What connection can there be between my visit, the Jesuits and Parliament?" ��������� '   '��������� '  "Write me a word; the marchioness will be undone. And do not doubt  that the most lively interest, the most  entire gratitude  * * *���������"  "I beg your pardon again, madame, but you are asking me to commit an act  of  cowardice."  ' '-Is there any gallantry in politics?"  "I am not a judge of all that.  Mme. de Pompadour let her fan fall  in front of me; I picked it up.. I gave  it back to her; she thanked me, she allowed me, with that charm which she  possesses, to thank her in  my  turn."  "A truce to ceremony; time is passing; I am the Countess d'Estrades.  You love Mile, "d'Annebault, my niece  * * * don't say no, it is useless; you  are  seeking a post as .cornet *  * you  will get  it  tomorrow, and, if  Athenais pleases you, you will soon be my    v  'nephew.  "Oh! mademe, what excessive kindness!" .   I  "But you must tell."  "No, madame." /'  '' I was told that you loved that lit-   ,  tie girl."  .   "As much as it is possible to. love;  but if ever my love may be declared  openly to her, my honor must go with   -  it  as well."  "You are very stubborn, chevalier!  Is that your last answer?"  "It is the last, as it is"tae first."  "You refuse to enter the' guards?  You refuse the hand of my niece?".  "Yes, madame, if that is, the  price."  Mme. d'Estrades cast at the chevalier a look piercing and full of curiosity; then, seeing on his face " no  sign of hesitation, she slowly withdrew and became lost in the crowd.  The chevalier, not being able to* understand this, singular adventure, went  and sat down in a corner of th������  gallery.- #  "What did that woman mean?" ho  wondered. '' She must be a little mad.  8he wants to overturn the state byv  means of a foolish' calumny and in  order to gain her niece's hand she  proposes that I dishonor myself! Bat  Athenais would no longer want me,  or if she countenanced such an intri- i  gue it would be I who would refuse  her! What! try to injure that good  marchioness, to defame her, to. blacken /ner character * * * never! no,  never.  Always faithful to his distractions,  the chevalier, very probably, wm  about to rise and sp ak out loud, when  a little rosy-colored finger touched him  lightly on the shoulder. He raised his  eyeB and saw before him the two similar masqueraders who had stopped '  him. X j.  You are not willing then to help us  a little?" said one of the masqnar-  aders, disguising her voice. Bat, although the two costumes were exactly similar, and everything seemed calculated to put him on the , wrong  scent, the chevalier was not deceived.  Neither the look nor the accent were  the same.  "Will you agree, sir?"  ".No, madame.".  "Will you write?"  ���������\ "No more."  "You are certainly obstinate. Good-  evening,   lieutenant."  "What did you aay, madame?"   ,  "Here is your commission, andhpre  your marriage contract.'' And she  threw her fan to him.  It was which the chevalier  had already picked up twice. Boa- -  cher 's little cupids were playing ' on  the parchment, in the midst of the  gilded mother-of-pearl. There was no  doubt of it, it was Mme. de Pompadour's fan.  "O heavens! marchioness, is it possible?"  '' Very possible," said she, raising,  above her chin, her little black lace  mask.  "I do not know, madame, how to  reply."        *  "It is not necessary. You are a  gallant man, and we will' see each  other again, for you are assigned to  our house. The king has appointed  you to the white cornet. Remember  that, for a solicitor, there is no greater eloquence than that of knowing  how to be silent.  '' And pardon us," added she,  laughing and running away, "if before giving you our niece,' we have  informed ourselves of your character/'  ���������From the French of Alfred de Mua-  Bet. \  The Man for the Job '  XHis -RoyalXHighness - tho - Duke - of   Connaught,., Governor-General of the  Dominion of Canada, has just passed his sixty-first milepost. Canadians, who are not much given to  hero-worship, as the Duke knows'  well by this time, will nevertheless  feel like heartily congratulating the  Vice-Regal household that its distinguished head has reached his comparatively advanced age without  showing any signs of either physical  infirmity . or of lessening intellectual  vigor. He came among us almost a  stranger five years ago, but since his  appointment his intercourse with the  people of this great and growing Dominion has won their cordial liking,  unfeigned respect, and genuine appreciation.  The Duke's experience as a soldier,  and there is no truer one in the Brit- '  ish army, has been of great use to  Canada and the Empire during the  past months. His knowledge of his  profession has been acquired at first  hand, and every skilled man in any  calling knows the difference between  one who learns by experience and  one who has been "coached." The  Field Marshal, since he took part in  repelling the Fenian raid into Canada in 1870, has seen service in many  places and in a variety of capacities.  He has fairly earned all his promotions, and he has generously placed  his skill, tact, and knowledge at the  disposal of the people among whom his  lot was fortunately cast in such a  crisis. - -'       '  British Toys  The London Board of Trade returns  do not state the kinds of toys and  games imported but the total value  of imports prior to the war was approximately $7,000,000 per year. Germany was the leading country of ori- .  gin, her contribution being $5,000,-  000; France was second, $650,000;  and the United States third, $520,-  000. It will be observed that the  trade is well worth consideration by  Canadian manufacturers.  '( B  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, May 26, 1916.  SOUTH VANCOUVER  The secretaries of all Clubs  and Associations (whether social, religious or political) as  well as private individuals, are  invited to send in any items of  general interest each week for  publication in these columns.  Copy may be sent by mail or  phoned in, and should reach this  office not later than Thursday  noon to ensure publication.  An   enthusiastic   meeting    of  those interested in the Home Garden competition was held in the  Lord Selkirk school Thursday  evening when Mr. John Davidson, provincial botanist, gave an  address full of valuable hints to  the amateur gardeners. The rules  and regulations of the competitions were also discussed and adopted.  The Guild of St. Elizabeth will  hold a benefit tag day on the first  Saturday in September, and have  received the consent of the municipal  council.  The school board has granted  leave of absence from now till  the summer holidays to Miss H.  R. Anderson, of MacKenzie  school, who is going to England.  The children of the members  of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Mothers and Wives Red Cross Society will present their beautiful  musical tableau, Britannia's Reception in St. Mary's hall, 52nd  and Pr. Albert street, tonight in  aid of the Prisoners' Adoption  League. The Adoption League  sends parcels of food to British  soldiers in the German intern-  ment camps.  Reeve Winram and the members of the municipal council  made a trial run in the new auto  fire truck which has been constructed by Mr. Gilbert. Former  ly the car belonged to the water superintendent. The renovations cost the municipality about  $400.  several Liberals from his own  congregation. It was thought that  if the conference considered it  undesirable for a minister with  a charge to sit in the legislature, a deliverance to that effect would be made which would  apply to all cases. But the removal of Mr. Boulton from Beaconsfield to Rossland, while not  meeting  the    question   directly,  makes his candidature impossible. He could not be a Conservative candidate in Rossland  without opposing the Minister of  Mines. A delegation from the  Beaconsfield congregation will  wait on the stationing committee  and seek to have Mr. Boulton's  transfer annulled. Mr. Boulton  himself is desirous of remaining  in his present charge.  MOUNT PLEASAMT  The provincial inspector will  look over the grounds of the  Lork Selkirk and Carleton  schools in the course- of the next  few weeks, with a view to proper drainage of the grounds. In  the meantime parents are asked  to contribute shrubs and trees  to be planted with a view to adding beauty to the grounds.  Beaconsfield Methodists Surprised  Great surprise was felt in the  Beaconsfield section when the  first draft_of the station sheet of  the Methodist Conference showed that Rev. Wm. Boulton, pastor of the Beaconsfield church,  was transferred to Rossland. Mr.  Boulton is finishing his second  successful year in this pastorate.  In the ordinary routine he would  remain four years. A unanimous invitation from the church  to remain a third year had been  extended. It will be remembered that a few weeks ago Mr.  Boulton was unanimously nominated by the South Vancouver  Conservatives as their candidate  for the provincial legislature. In  his acceptance he laid down a  somewhat independent platform  for himself, and was endorsed by  MAKE WFE HAPPIER  FOR THE JUNE BRIDE  By Introducing Xo ber  Electric Table Cooking  The electric immeriion  heater it ready for instant  use in case of sickness.  For the   afternoon cup  of tea there is no handier  appliance.  Heats     the    husband's  shaving water.  THE LAMP SOCKET.  The electric toaster makes  delicious toast right on  the table. Twelve slices  at a cost of one cent for  current.  TBEY CONNECT TO  Hastings & Carrall Sts.  ���������   U38 Granville St.  ft  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  LIMITED  Public Works Contractors  Head Office, 810-15 Bower Building  Seymour 1836  VANCOUVER CANADA  Baptist Church Services  Mount Pleasant Baptist church  Sunday services. In the morning  the pastor, Rev. A. P. Baker,  will preach, subject, "The Sevenfold Operation of the Spirit."  Evening, "Dr. Ernest Hall will  give a stereopticon lecture on  Temperance.  May Abandon Fuel Oil  Recent advances in the price of  crude oil and the possibility of  that fuel doing further aviating  stunts, has led the directorate of  the Vancouver general hospital  to consider the question of -going  back to good old British Columbia  coal for fuel.  Mr. C. Ri Drayton, chairman  of the finance committee, brought  up the question and quoted statics showing the present cost of  operation, the cost of of making  the change to the old system,  and the estimated saving should  it be adopted.  Dr. C. S. Graham an eminent  pathologist, of Boston, Mass., has  been offered the position of director of the hospital laboratory.  If he accepts the appointment he  will report for duty shortly.  The name of. the late D. M.  Stewart, for many years a mem?  ber of  the  hospital board,   will  be  added  to  the hospital honor  roll.  The hospital statistics for the  past month were: Total cases  treated, 7-33; total number of  days treatment, 14,588,- greatest  number of cases in one day, 513;  number of Orientals treated, 48;  number of infectious cases, 22;  number of tubercular cases, 25;  number of maternity cases, 68.  QUIETLY, QUICKLY, SMOOTHLY, TOUR  HOUSEHOLD GOODS ARE MOVED JjAj.  Without any fuss, any disturbance, without breaking or losing, ani  valuable furniture or bric-a-brac BECAUSE CAMPBELL MAKES iq  A BUSINESS TO MOVE GOODS* THAT WAY.  The big CAMPBELL "Car Vans" are heavily padded inside an<j  completely enclosed, affording, absolute protection. Only skillful, intellil  gent movers handle your, goods: AND the charge is surprisingly > small]  Phone Seymour 7360 for full particulars.  Aid of Material Fund  Mrs. A. Johnstone will give a  tea in aid of the Ward 5 Material Fund at her home, 355 13th  avenue west, on Wednesday  next, May 31st. The drawing for  the diamond ring generously donated to the fund by Mrs. Johnstone, will take place at the hour  of 6 p. m.  Model School Wins  The Model School baseball club  won the championship of its  school district���������the Mt. Pleasant  ���������Thursday afternoon when they  defeated the, Cecil Rhodes club  on the home grounds of the latter by. a score of 9 runs to 1.  Frank Monk and Fred Stevens  were the battery for the winners  and their good work had much  to do with the victory achieved  by their club.  FRANCE'S    STRATEGIST  ���������" ���������v*j*^,-*"*"v? ���������*      fv  %%k$k������\kjkja\ '���������  A[ 'a, '- < -,a kk'i -'%Xx: -___X__:<' -\  &*-*'    ~.t it*Jt.uUr*is.  _i-'....',. '/J^^S'-jj2.jzMii^ijU'~:'-./:'brAJL/jj^jZZ&jj������&.*  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 888  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  General Ferdinand Foch is the  Frenchman who has won more battles  than any other General���������friend or  foe���������in this war. He is commander  of five French armies, operating in  the. north of France; he is Joffre's  right hand man and second in command. Yet, curiously little is known  about General Foch; ever Frenchmen  outside the regular army had scarcely heard of their brilliant leader be-  iore the battles of the Marne and the  Yser.. :X. ���������   X *��������� ij.ti;  Then France awoke to the fact  that in this soldierly, thin-lipped,  grey-eyed man, whom .a few had  heard faintly of as the Professor of  Tactics and Strategy at the School of  War, they had a'leader the equal of  "Papa" Joffre., Officialdom praised  him; he was promoted .from the com-  .^_^-^^_ the^ 20th"ArmjXX^orps '"atf  Nancy to his present, high position.  Then, to add to general surprise, Sir  John French spoke very highly of the  support that he had given the British  armies.  Thus, General Foch gained wider  fame and was added to the galaxy of  popular military idols at an age when  he was near to retiring.  Captain When  26   Years Old  General Foch, whose name, by the  way, is pronounced "���������.Pock," was born  on October 2, 1851���������just over three  months before Joffre���������in the Pyrenees, whence came also Generals Joffre,  Pau  and   de  Castlenau.  As a lieutenant of nineteen Foch  fought in the last Franco-German  war. So successful was he as a soldier that at the early age of twenty-  i\- he received a captaincy in. an artillery regiment.  Always a hard worker, and a keen  student of the arts and sciences of  war, Foch soon gained further promotion until he was made General  Officer Commanding the troops at  Bourges, and, later,, at Nancy. Then,  having passed all the examinations  and gained high honors in military  history, strategy and tactics, he became Professor of these subjects at  the  famous  School of  War.    .  Had it not been for the excellence  of General Foch's lectures France  would have found it a far greater  task to oppose Germany's mikhty Avar  machine. If it had not been for his  strategic genius���������practical as well as  theoretical-1���������the German hordes would  have made their great counter-stroke  during those trying weeks in May.  But, smashing the enemy's line near  Lens by a master stroke, General  Foch drew off a portion of the German forces then vigorously attacking  the British.  Admires Tommy Atkins  No   French   general   holds   a   higher  opinion   of  British   soldiers   than does  General Foch.   During  our 1912 man  oeuvres, which he attended, he said,  in answer to questions:.  "Your cavalry and artillery are excellent. Your infantry���������well, I would  sooner fight with it than against it!"  ������������������; An illustration of the brilliant leader's methods which have led to his  successes, is given by the dicutm he  laid down to his officers during the  battle of the Marne:  "Discover the enemy's weak spot  and then strike there," he said, adding, "If he has no weak spot, then  make  one!"���������Pearson's Weekly.  PIP KITCHENER SAY IT?  I quoted some time ago���������returning to the subject of the duration pf  the war���������Lord Kitchener's alleged estimate that it would last three years.  A correspondent has-hastened^to-ask  me on what authority this estimate is  imputed to Lord Kitchener, and I am  bound to say that it is slight. The  clearest statement on the subject appears in the interview with the war  minister by an American correspondent, Mr. Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb,  which was printed in the Times on  December 4. Mr. Cobb made'Lord  Kitchener declare quite bluntly, "Not  less than three years * * '* That for  us to win will require a minimum  period of three years is, I think,  probable." It is true, I regret to  say, that Lord Kitchener afterwards  disowned this interview, but as Mr.  Cobb declared that "next to his wife  and child and tottering bank balance  he prized his veracityj'' let us hope  for all their sakes, that there was  something in  it.���������ijondon Daily News.  WORLD POWER  OR DOWNFALL  How can Germany get peace?  Gorged with the looms of Lille, the  machines of Belgium and Northern  France, the loot of chateaux, the poor  spoil of French * cottages���������gorged  with plunder, drenched with blood,  blood, blood���������blood of Belgians, blood  of Frenchmen, blood of British, of  Russians by the million, of Poles,  Serbs, Italians, Armenians, and even  Americans; blood of women and children an unnumbered throng���������how can  the dripping Teuton, lately so fierce,  find  peace?  He can have it' at a price, for, of  course, al). Europe wants it pitifully,  but he cannot now get much of a  bargain, and terms are not growing  any easier before Verdun. If the  war had had an aim with definite  bounds to .it, if it- had not been sullied with such terrible brutalities, and  had  not  bred   such   festering hatreds,  Western Call, $1.00 per Year.  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The Englishman said there  were hills in England where, if you  went out and shouted, the voice would  come back in half an hour afterward.  ������"Begor," said the Irishman, "that's  nothin'. There are hills in ould Ireland where, if you went out and  shouted before going to bed the voice  would come back and call you up in  the  morning."  A'isitor, to wounded soldier in hospital���������I'm afraid you must find the  days very wearisome here?  Patient���������Not always; we don't have  visitors every day, you know!  HOME TO BENT  For Bent���������6 room, modern house,  Balsam street, Kerrisdale; , lawn,  flowers, garden, chicken run, fenced  and newly decorated. Garden in first  rate shape, small fruits, roses, etc.  Rent, $16 per month. Box A., Western  Call,  ABOUE!  ������elb Real wbc  acta


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