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 ���������Provincial  Library  '*-*!  i ^Subscribe to the  Western Call  $1.00 Per Year  6 Mc*. 50 cents  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  volume vin.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,   FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1916.  5 Cents Per Copy.  No  THRASH OUT  HARBOR BOARD PLANS  1 ���������*Jt\i  At a meeting of the harbor and  ^navigation committee of the  _ Board of Trade held Wednesday  afternoon, it was decided to hold  a general meeting of the board  next week to discuss the recent  orderin-council passed by the  Dominion government authorizing the issue of bonds to the  extent of $5,000,000 for the development of the % Vancouver  harbor. Considerable criticism  was indulged in by certain members of the committee at what  they termed the reluctance of  the harbor commissioners to give  out any information with regard  to the harbor scheme and the  lack of publicity in the matter  of the recent order-in-council. It  was at first proposed that a telegram should be sent to Premier Borden, but it was pointed  out that it would be advisable  first to hear what the harbor commissioners had to say on the matter.  Mr. Stevens to Attend  It had been the intention of  the Board of. Trade to hold its  full meeting of the board on  Monday night, but Mr. Stevens  notified the board that he would  pke to attend the meeting, and  having a previous engagement  lor that_ night, suggested Tues-  day night. The hoard acquiesced  land notices are being-sent ont  . calling a meeting for Tuesday.  There appears to" be considerable criticism of, the harbor4������l-  velopment from certain sonrces  ������nd it M#vJ^^>Tu^  -meeting will see a complete sWfe-  ment of the grounds for this  complaint, giving-opportunityfor  the harbor commissioners to make  their reply.  Mr. Stevens, who has taken a  leading part in the matter, said  that the whole question had been  carefully investigated by the Dominion government, and three of  its most competent officials had  been out liere and gone over  the plans carefully. He said that  the basis of the policy of the  harbor board and of himself was  _ to bring about a reduction in the  charges of freight in this port.  None of the figures in the harbor  board's estimated plans and application to the Dominion government were definite, but only  estimates.  Not one inch of property, he  declared, would be purchased for  harbor development except under  expropriation and arbitration  proceedings and nothing would  oe done hastily. =  proviso, as covered by .the" resolution, and it looked as if everything was settled so far as the  employment of Asiatics was concerned, when, at the conclusion  of the meeting, Mr. Abe,7the Japanese, consul, asked permission  address the board, and his address, figuratively speaking, put  the fat in the fire, and loaded the  mihutes with still one more resolution.  The word Asiatic'was the stumbling block insofar as, Mr. Abe  was concerned, and he promptly  showed the board that in order  to live up to the treaty between  the British Empire and Japan,  it would be necessary for them  to eliminate the word and substitute some other, or do away with  the resolution altogether. He  pointed out that it was most offensive to his countrymen as  they were allies of Great Britain and had taken their part in  the war in which the Empire was  involved.  .Mr. Abe put his questions to  the board in a most incisive  form:  "Do you know that the word  Asiatic includes Japanese?" r     *  "Do you- intend to exclude  Japanese employees from-hotel  premises?"  "Do you know the empire of  Japan is one of. your allies in the  present war?"  These queries being answered  by the mayor in the^ affirmative,  Mr. Abe continued: "Then do  you know the meaning of the flag  which i������ hanging over there at  TVSfiM      j****** x      ���������*. --  the  extreme  left!"  pointing to  the Japanese flag on the wall.,- "  Mayor McBeath still stuck to  his guns and explained tbat the  _L-__J 1 ���������   *>        __    * ���������_ *}     ��������������� _������ j_ 1������  CLEVER CHILDREN TO BE SEEN IN FRIVOLITIES  Vancouver child artists will be  heard in the Frivolities,^ a Rid-  otto,   at  the  Vancouver   Opera charming   new   turn,   and   Mr.  House (Empress theatre) tonight  and Saturday. These children  have been coached by Miss Jean  Mollison of Olencoe Lodge, who  will take charge of the program.  There will be several new Vancouver baby artists performing,  among them May and Phyllis  Keith in a Scotch duet, the latter  making a hit in her recent rendering of "Walking in the  Park Wi' Geordie." Another artist will be Polly Redfern's little sister Nellie, aged four and a  half years who bids fair to-rival  Polly; and Patricia Salmon's little brother of five years. Other  Vancouver favorites will be Miss  Vivien Dana in a most captivat  ing new dance, and ever popular  Miss   Babs    Macpherson   in   a  Harry Chrimes in some of his inimitable  selections.  .The business end of the programme is, being looked after by  Mrs. W. E. Graveley and Mrs.  Y&lloughby Brown.  ^The entertainment is for the  benefit of. the - Returned Soldiers' Welcome Club, and Ward  II Red Cross Material Fund and  is' under the patronage of Lady  Tupper, Mrs. Pitzgibbonjr Mrs. A.  L. Russell, Mrs. Duff Stuart,  Mrs. A. P. Proctor, Mrs. T. W.  Peters, Mr-^ W. E. Gravelfey,  Mrs. ,Willoughby Brown, Mrs.  Jukes and Mrs. Parsons.  Evening shows at 8.30, Saturday matinee, 2.30 p.m.   v  REV. DR. MACKAY  ON CHURCH UNION  JAPANESE CONSUL  RAISES PROTEST  Something; in the nature of a  boomerang was thrown out by  the license commissioners on  Wednesday afternoon when they  passed a resolution to the effect  that all licenses for the year  should be granted subject to  the holders thereof substituting  their Asiatic laborby white help  after December 31, 1916, the understanding being that a similar  restitution would be passed by  the city council covering cafes,  rooming-houses and restaurants.  The resolution went through  very nicely, after Miss Helen  Gutteridge and Mr. J. H. Mc-  VetiT had said a few words, words  which they explained had been  sai do ver and over again during  the past year and a half fin favor of the exclusion of Asiatics.  Then the commissioners proceeded tp deal with the licenses,  all those granted being with the  board having decided to allow  none other than British subjects  in hotels as bar tenders had determined to extend that1 provision to the employment of help  around hotels.  Mr. Abe: "I object to the exclusion of Japanese. Two years  ago my- country declared war  on Germany, not for material  gain, but in order to live up to  the treaty she had with Great  Britain. She helped your ships to  their great victory in the Southern Pacific and the power-of  the Pacific ocean is wholly under the hands of the Japanese  at the present time."  Proceeding the consul pointed  out that only forty Japanese were  employed around hotels in the  city, and that it was unfair to  hurt the feelings of seventy millions of people on account of a  few. .*"*.'. X X"  He suggested the addition of  the words, " except Japanese " or  "except the Allies of Great Britain," and explained that by the  commercial treaty Japan was assured of every consideration and  favor. He further pointed out  that in the case of the recent  Shipping Bill, it was altered after going through its third reading owing to this favored nation  clause being pointed out by the  consul to the lieutenant governor...^ . '.  "The effect on his . countrymen  he showed the board would be  bad, even if the city council by  its action caused the present resolution to be rescinded, and he  begged the board to reeonsider  ite decision. The mayor then rer  marked- that taking into consideration the remarks of Mr. Abe,  he, while strongly in favor of excluding Asiatics, felt that the  board should have legal opinion  on the matter, whereupon Commissioner Leek suggested that  the resolution be held up pending an opinion from the city solicitor.  Principal John Mackay, who  has been attending the General  Assembly of -the Pesbyterian  church in Winnipeg, has returned to the city. Principal Mackay  was this year appointed assembly preacher, the highest honor  in the gift of the church on such  an occasion, next.to the" moderator's chair.  When interviewed he" said:  "This haa, been - perhaps the  greatest assembly in Jhej4ustor������  of the Presbyterian church -gfe  Canada.   The attendance of com*t  Wanted Decision Deferred  ^ "Personally, having had exk  perience of the strife and un-  settlement produced by the union in 1900 in Scotland and  knowing how intense the feeling is in many parts of Canada, I  could not vote to create a similar state of affairs in Canada  during these tragic times. On the  other hahd, I could not vote 'no'  without explaining "that my~ op-  |Miaition was only to proceeding  at ofcee^and not-to the movement  itself.   When joy, name was call-  MANY  IMPROVEMENTS  FOR NEXT EXHIBITION  Manager Rolston has been  busy Out at the exhibition  grounds during the week making ready for the big show that  will open on August 14. A gang  of men have .been employed going over, the sheep and pig pens  and putting them into shape,  while a number of additional  pens are being constructed to  accommodate the increased number of entries that are expected.  This year Mr. Rolston looks  for a remarkably good stock  show at. the exhibition as, he  says, all the British Columbia  -producers are loaded up with  good stock, _and everybody is  looking for a good market. The  stables and cattle barn are being  renovated, water troughs put in,  extra stalls added, and many  other improvements made. Mr.  Rolston is of opinion that this  department will be one of the  features of the exhibition this  year. He states that although  they are not offering any inducements to American and Eastern  stock raisers this year, indications point to these being well  represented. Inquiries are being  received from various- parts of  the States' and Eastern- Canada  for information generally and for  prize lists, and a promise has al  ready been received of two car  nj^ionersWaalaj^andthepnb^ ^tH^di^yered-th^t^he rules ol  lie interest was so great that  -Westminster church, one of'the  largest churches in Western Canada, was crowded at every public session, even standing ��������� room  being often at a premium. It is  very evident that while the war  has drained the money and the  manhood of. the church of the  church, it has deepened and enriched its real life and given it  an intensity of spirit which means  much for the future. The feeling of all was-that this world  crisis means a new opportunity  for the Christian church in the  whole world.  A Momentous Decision  "That does not mean that men  are more content now with the  old forms and the old methods of  expressing truth than they have  been, but that there is a new  spirit, seeking new forms of expression which the church must  utilize or step ,aside" and allow  some other institution to take its  place. But the church is awake  to its meaning and is seriously  seeking to make the most of it.  This is the meaning of the church  union vote, the most momentous  decision of the assembly. 'Some  of us feared the result of final  action during the present world  crisis. Yet all were agreed that  before long some definite decision  must be reached on the vote  which was taken this* year  throughout the church.  "The matter was discussed  from every point of view for over  two days and while the feeling  was intense, the spirit displayed  was admirable. The vote was  taken by calling the roll and each  man, as he rose in his place and  answered -���������'-���������* yes'���������- or ' no' felt the  seriousness of the decision he was  called upon to make. The result  showed that 403 were for taking  immediate Steps to consummate  a union of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational  churches of Canada, while 88  were either opposed to sueh a  union or favored delay.  procedure dp not allow of an  explanation being made during  voting and simply said, "I prefer  not to vote.' About 30- or 40 others, feeling ,.t^e same difficulty,  remained silent.  "But the vote was so desicive  and the spirit in which it was  taken was so fine that it has  simplified matters for many of.  those who, like myself, had difficulty in knowing how to vote.  The church by its vote has said  that while difficulties are bound  to arise, it is better to go forward than to remain longer in  the state of indecision in which  we have been for the past few  years. For me, and for many  others, that means that we will  fall in and heartily support the  action of the great majority of  the church, seeking to bring  about the necessary adjustments  with the least possible friction  and loss.  Favored Federation  "I have always felt that the  ideal method of expressing the  unity which is growing so rapidly among all branches of the  Christian chureh was by federation, allowing a large measure of  autonomy " ��������� to the existing  churches as the first step and  working, out the ultimate form  by experience. XBut that would  require quite as high a unity of  spirit-*'as* the organic union proposed and, since the great majority of the church prefer the  latter form, those of us avIio have  been advocating federation can  have no conscientious scruples  against, heartily supporting what  we believe is the next best thing.  There are, however, many able  and broad-minded men and women in the church who have conscientious scruples against the  movement proposed, but if the  fine spirit shown at the assembly continues to mark all the negotiations, whatever occurs, the  Christian forces of the nation as  a whole stand to gain much from  this movement."  sociation are located at 715 Geo*,  rgia street.      ��������� ������        ,  The object of the guild is not v  charity, but to provide some centre where   those   who   create,  with the hands beautiful objects"  may find a place in which to come" >  in touch  with  those  who purr-,'  chase   snch  articles.   Its  objecty  is alscL to foster and increase a  love of good handicrafts and to  keep alive  those  arts whieh  in  this machine-made  age- are disappearing.   The association asks  from   the   worker   only a very  small percentage of the sale price  not enough to cover the expenses*  of keeping open their shop.   In ;  previous years   they   have   de,-, "  pended largely  on  the revenue  grant of $500 from the provincial  government, but this year they  did not receive this grant owing  to the financial pressure, and are ���������  now   depending   on   their membership   fees    for    funds    with,  which to  carry on  their work';-  The   committee this year   includes : Mr. H. H. Morris, president ; Mr. J_. W.'TicFarland,-vice-  president and treasurer; Mrs. J.  H.   Senkler,   second   vice-president; executive committee, Mrs.  A.   m McNeill,   Mrs.. Jonathan  Rogers, Mr. Dubois^ Phillips, Mr.  Marega and Mr. Gintxburger. The  committee ia anxious to haye the  people  of- Vancouver know .the-  association rooms at .715; Georgia  street; not only because of poa-  loads of Herefords from a pointIsible purchases,' hut because.they-  on Montana, and others are ex-jh<>pe by acquainting people jrith  ���������<j'  * ^j-tfi  >���������".  v.31  'Xa  <r J   -..  'f  .-.���������"X-hl  pected- Most Jot these~ inquiries  are from beef-cattle men, vthe  dairy cattle men "evidently^fearing the keen competition of British Columbia breeders, who, Mr.  Rolston declares, possess some of  the finest dairy cattle in tbe  world.  A meeting of the committer  whieh was held on the ground,  decided to make several important improvements to the fine arts  building. Permanent show cases  for the exhibition of pictures are  being built on the-walls, and pedestals being erected for showing  statuary, while shades are being  hung across the ceiling in order  to secure the right light for the  pictures. Hitherto there has been  too much glare of the sun for the  right effect to be obtained, and  the light will now be mellowed  by a large cotton screen 100 feet  in length by 50 feet in width,  Avhich will be stretched right  across the ceiling. A new floor  has also been laid in the building.  The race track is in splendid  condition for the harness events,  and Mr. Rolston characterizes it  as being one of the finest and  fastest race tracks on the Dominion.  ARTS AND CRAFTS  GUILD NOW ORGANIZED  . A visit to the newly reorganized Arts and Crafts Association  of Canada would be enlightening  and perhaps interesting to those  who are lovers of the truly beautiful in art. It is somewhat of  a surprise to visit the local association and find from the evidence there that Vancouver possesses some craftsmen and women whose work is equal in its  own particular line to any that  may be found elsewhere. When  the branch opened here as the  Handicrafts Guild the greater  part of the stock was the product  of eastern workers, but today  the shop is being supplied almost  entirely by local workers and  there is no scarcity either in  quantity or quality.  The  new quarters  of   the as-  >T.  -*,*������, of artists and craftwaeii,  which ������_ to :he^ou������d;^e|t������K^|^  stimulate the growth of the  for beautiful ^ artt*^:, *_  " Some interesting * sp^menti Xrf  wood carving ron totenf ^riwNJtf  done by* helpless patients at the!  General hospital, are %o be found  there and form a mute appeal  from these patient sufferers who  can never hope~ to take their  place in life again. Other interesting work includes willow  chairs, cabinet work, Indian  basket work, embroidery, painted  china and pottery, silver and  enamel work, and much other  beautiful handiwork.  PREDICTS BIO BOOM  IN MINE DEVELOPMENT  The possibilities of the mineral  resources of the province and the  opinion which shrewd financial  men in the eastern centres hold  of the future development of  British Columbia, especially from  the standpoint of mining, is indicated in The New York Commercial, one of the leading and  most conservative publicationsot  its_ kind in America. The high  price of metals consequent upon  the war, the effect which the  opening of the Panama Canal  will have in improving shipping  facilities, and the active steps  which existing coinpanies in the  field are taking towards further  development are factors, it is  pointed out, which will result in  a remarkable revival in the mining industry, both in British  Columbia and Alaska. The article follows: X  TA. mining boom, if the word-  boom may be used, surpassing  the Klondyke boom twenty years  ago, has been quietly under way  for more than a year past in  Alaska and the west coast country of. British Columbia. As yet  the outside world has, scarcely  awakened to the fact. There  have been no hurrah methods of  booming, and no romancing.  Quietly, but firmly and energetically, and with paying results,  capital has applied itself intelligently to the business of developing copper, gold, zinc and lead-  silver mines,, as a busines.  As a business pure and simple, mine development and mining needs no booming.  Dr. Casselman has joined the  militia, and is now wearing the  khaki. THE WESTERN CALL  J^^June^3^916J  It will be the aim of the Editor of this department to furnish the women readers of the Western Call from week to week  with a series of practical and economical recipes for seasonable  dishes; and incidentally to suggest any new and attractive methods  of serving them.  We will welcome .any suggestions from readers of this page,  and will gladly give them publicity in these columns if received  not later than Monday of each week.  INVALID DIET  What is more disgusting to an  invalid than to be served with a  liberal supply of food adapted  to a laboring man or to a person in robust health? Delicate  appetites need to be delicately appealed to with dainty dishes, nicely served But these dishes must  be nourishing and easily digested. In short, the problem in  sick-room diet is, how to furnish the patient the most valuable nutrition in the pleasantest  form, and with the least tax  upon his enfeebled powers.  To meet this need, organized  movements have been made in  many cities in the line of '.'Sick-  Diet Kitchens." Benevolent contributions and skilled work are  the corner-stones of these institutions. The foods are well prepared by competent hands. The  sick who choose to purchase delicacies  which   can  be  relied on, I  can find them at these places.  Those who are too poor to purchase, but who are deserving, can  have them free. Instruction concerning diet for the sick is-given  also.  Beef Tea   .  One pound of lean beef, cut  into small pieces. Put into a jar  without a drop of water, co^er  tightly, set in a pot of cold wa  ter. Heat gradually to a boil, and  continue this steadily for three or  four hours, until the meat is  like white rags and the juice all  drawn out. Season with salt to  taste, and when cold, skim. The  patient will often prefer this ice-  cold.  Beef Tea,~No.v2  Take lean, juicy beef, chopped  very finely; cover with cold wa  ter, and set on back of the range  for two hours; then draw forward, allowing it to heat gradually; then boil for five minutes. Season and strain.  GENUINE BARGAINS  *^^^^^m^m^^^^mm^^m^^^*^^~^���������mmmm^0^m^^m^^���������^*^^~~^**^**>i^9^**m4Mm9mm4m  SacrificeM that are not made from choice.  HOUSES  WEST END���������9-room 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 vjiot and eold water,  the large front bedroom has artistic fireplace. Property  was formerly valaed at $82,000. . Today's price, $8,900.  On terms.  BOfcNST ST.���������Semi-bnsiness, 25 ft., in the first block  off Pender St., closest toPender, with 10-room house,  rented, clear title, old time price, about $22,000. Today, for $8,300.   Tterm.8  >AWVWW--Fully modem 6-room bungalow, just off 12th  Ave. and East of Granville St. on lot 62% by 100 ft.  ������nd garage: Has hot water beat, hardwood floors, fireplace, buffet and bookcases, full basement with cement  floor. Assessed at ,$7,000. Sell, today for $5,800. Mortgage, $4,000.   7% per cent. Balance arrange.  BJTST&AJrO���������8-room modern house on Dunbar St. north of  Fourth Ave. hardwood floors, buffet and bookcases, furnace, 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.  Cf|lANPVflBW-~$450 buys equity to mortgage in 6-room  modern house on Bismark St. Has full basement, furnace, laundry tubs, panneUing, chicken house, cement  walks, erected 1911. Mortgage $2,400. 8 per cent. House  was sold for $4>500.;      /  mTSRAXO���������Most attractive 5-room bungalow, new, on  10th avenue, on full 33 ft. lot., has hot water beat,  hardwood floors, beam ceilings, pannelled walls, bath  and toilet separate, fireplace, basement cement floored  and extra toilet, stone pillars in front, cement walks,  _ _best_hardware^ Price-$3,500.-Mortgage-$2,000. 8per  cent. Balance arrange.  GRANDVIEW���������On Third Ave. near Commercial St., 6-room  modern house and small bouse on rear, both rented, $20  a month, lot 33 ft. Today for $1,800. Mortgage, $1,000.  8 per cent. Bal. arrange.  fUTSI&ANO-���������3-year-old   modem 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.  ���������LOTS  STBATHCONA HEIGHTS���������A full 50 ft. lot in this glorious location, as a homesite you can't beat it. Formerly  -v held and sold here as high as $2,500, but owner hard ap'  sell for  $600.  POINT GREY���������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.  FAIRVIEW���������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  X   $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 Road for $37 per acre.  BUBNABY���������31^ acres about one-third cleared near Central  Park Station. Good location. Valued at $9,500. Today,  $3,000.  GIBSON'S LANDING���������10 acres between 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  Mutton Broth  One pound of lean mutton, cut  small; one quart of water, cold;  one tablespoonful of rice or barley, soaked in a very little warm  water; four tablespoonfuls of  milk, salt and pepper, with a little chopped parsley. Boil the  meat, unsalted, in the water,  keeping it closely covered, until  it falls to pieces. Strain it out,  add the soaked barley or rice;  simmer half an hour, stirring often ; stir in the seasoning and the  milk, and simmer five minutes after it beats up well, taking care  it does not burn. Serve hot, with  cream crackers.  Chicken Broth  Proceed precisely as above, but  substitute chicken for mutton.=  Chicken Jelly  Half a raw chicken, pounded  with a mallet, bones and meat together; plenty of cold water to  cover it well, about a quart. Heat  slowly in a covered vessel, and  let it'simmer until the meat is  in vwhite rags and the liquid reduced one-half. Strain and press,  first through a colander, then  through a coarse cloth. Salt to  taste, and pepper if you think  best; return to.the fire, and simmer five minutes longer. Skim  when cool. Give to the patient  cold just from the ice���������with, unleavened wafers. Keep on the ice,  or make into sandwiches by-putting the jelly between thin slices  of bread spread lightly with butter. ,.;*  Soft Boiled Eggs  Put in a pan of boiling water,  and set on a part of. the range  where they will not boil for several minutes. At the end of that  time they will be like jelly, perfectly soft, but beautifully done,  and quite digestible by. even  weak stomachs.  Egg Gruel    *  Beat the yolk of one egg with  one tablespoonful of sugar; pour  one teacupful of boiling -water on  it; add the white of the egg beaten to a froth, with any seasoning  of spice desired. To be taken  warm.  JlftwJSgg  Break a fresh egg into a glass,  beat until very light, sweeten to  taste, and add two tablespoonfuls  of port wine, then beat again.  Egg Cream  Beat a raw egg to a stiff froth;  add a tablespoonful of white sugar and a half wineglass of good  blackberry wine; add half, a  glass of cream; beat together  thoroughly, and use at once.       J  Indian-Weal Gruel  _Dne tablespoonful of fine Indian-meal, mixed smooth" with  cold water and a saltspoonful of  salt; pour upon this a pint of  boiling water and turn into a  saucepan to boil gently for half  an hour; thin it with boiling water IF it thickens too much, and  stir frequently; when it is done,  a tablespoonful of cream or a  little new milk may be put in to  cool it after straining, but if the  patient's stomach is weak it is  best without either- Some persons like it sweetened and a little nutmeg added, but to many_it  is more palatable plain.  Oatmeal Gruel  Soak a handful of oatmeal over  night in water, in order that the  acid gases which oatmeal contains may be withdrawn. Pour  off the water, and add a pint of  fresh; stir it well, add salt, and  boil an hour and a half. This is  much used, prepared in this way,  by- dyspeptics.  ' ��������� s' Saff������  Soak and wash it well; add a  pint of. water, a little salt, and  boil till clear. Add lemon-juice  or wine, if permitted.  Arrow-Root Jelly  Boil a pint of water with a  few bits of cinnamon, or yellow  rind of lemon; stir into it two  tablespoonfuls of arrow-root, dissolved in a little water; boil ten  minutes; strain, salt, and season  with sugar, wine, and nutmeg, if  proper.  Arrow-root Broth  Put half a pint of water anto  a saucepan; add a little lemon  juice, sugar and nutmeg, and a  very little salt. Boil it up, and  stir in a teaspoonful of dissolved  arrow-root; boil five minutes. It  should be taken warm, and be  Very thin.  Cracked Wheat  To one quart of hot water  take one small teacupful pt  cracked wheat and a little salt;  boil slowly for half an hour, stirring occasionally to prevent  burning. Serve with sugar and  cream or new milk.  Cracker-Panada  Six Boston crackers, split; two  tablespoonfuls of white sugar, a  good pinch of salt, and a little  nutmeg ? enough boiling water to  cover them well. Split the crackers, and pile in a bowl of. layers, salt and sugar scattered  among them. Cover with boiling water and set on the hearth,  with a close top over the bowl,  for at least an hour. The crackers should be almost clear and  soft as jelly, but not broken. Eat  from the bowl with more sugar  sprinkled in.  Bread Panada  Set a little water on the fire  in a very clean saucepan; add a  glass of wine, if allowed, some  sugar, nutmeg and lemon-peel.  The moment it boils up stir in a  few crumb's of stale baker's loaf.  Let it boil very fast for five minutes. It should be only thick  enough to drink.  Chicken Panada  Boil a chicken; take a few bits  of the breast and pound fine in  a mortar. Season it with a little  salt, a grate of nutmeg, and a bit  of lemon-peel; boil gently till a  little thick, but so that it can be  drunk.      <  Soft Toast  Some invalids like this very  much indeed, and nearly- all do  when it is nicely made. Toast  well,-but. not too brown, a couple  bf thin slices of-bread; put them  on a warm plate tind pour -j>ver  boiling water; cover quickly with  another plate of the same size,  and drain the water off; remove  the upper plate, butter the toast,  put it in the oven one minute,  and then cover again with a hot  plate and serve at once. -  Milk Porridge  Two cupfuls of best oatmeal,  two cupfuls of water, two cupfuls  of milk. Soak the oatmeaj over  night in the water; strain in the  morning, and boil the water half  an hour. Put in the milk with a  little^salt^boiLupjvellancU serve.  Eat warm, with or without powdered sugar.  Thickened Milk  With a little milk, mix smooth  a tablespoonful of flour and a  pinch of salt. Pour upon it a  quart of boiling milk, and when  both are thoroughly mingled put  all back into the saucepan and  boil up once, being careful not  to burn, and stirring all the time  to keep it perfectly smooth and"  free from lumps. Serve with slices  of dry toast.  Toast Water  Toast stale bread until quite  brown, but do not burn it; put  it into a large bowl, and pour  over it boiling water; let it stand  for an hour or so, strain, and put  in a piece of ice before drinking-   X  Barley Water  Soak one pint of -barley in  lukewarm water for a few minutes; then drain off the water.  Put the barley in three quarts of  cqld water and cook slowly until  tne barjey is quite soft, skimming occasionally. This barley  water, when cold? flavor with a  little jelly or lemonade.  Rice Milk  Pick and wash the rice carefully ; boil lit in water until it swells  and softens; when the water is  partly boiled away, add some  milk. It may be boiled entirely  in milk, by setting the vessel  in which the rice is in boiling wa-  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.  North West Trust Company, Limited  Seymour 7467. 509 Richards St.  Sovereign Radiators  Artistic in design.  Perfect in finish.  Made in Canada.        xx.  Taylor-Forbes Co.  LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  ESTABLISHED 1886  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co. Limited  INVESTMENTS and INSURANCE  Government, Municipal snd Corporation Bonds (Canadian),  yielding from 5' per cent, to 7 per cent.  Bents and Mortgage Interests collected.  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This is good for a cough.  ���������������������������-��������� Appleade  Cut two large apples in slices,  and pour on them one pint of  boiling water;  strain   well  ahd  sweeten. Ice it before drinking.  Apple Water  Roast two large tart apples until they are soft. Put them in a  pitcher, pour a pint of cold water on them, and let them stand  in a cool place for an hour. No  sweetening is needed. This drink  will be found very refreshing if  the patient have fever or eruptive diseases.  Roast Apples  Good-sized, juicy, tart apples  are best for roasting. Wipe them  clean, and put in a slow oven,  allowing an hour for the work of  roasting. When entirely done, sift  fine, white sugar over them, and  serve warm or cold, as desired.  Wine Whey  Sweeten one pint of milk to  taste, and when boiling throw  in two wineglassfuls of sherry;  when the curd forms, strain the  whey through a muslin bag into  tumblers.  Blackberry Simp  One quart of blackberry juice,  one pound of sugar, one-half  ounce of nutmeg, one-halfN ounce  of." cinnamon, one-fourth of an  ounce.of cloves, one-fourth of an  ounce of. allspice,. ,  SUFF&AGE WORKE&S  ewsct omojsjt*  An enthusiastic meeting of the  representative women of Ward  V. was held in the Bed Cross  room, Lee Building, last week for  the purpose of organizing a ward  five Women's Suffrage Referendum Associationrresulting in the"  ejection of the following officers:  President, Mrs. Clark; vice-pre-r  sident, Mrs. Steeves; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Ralph; recording secretary, pro tern, Mrs.  Arnett; treasurer, Mrs. Franklin ; press, publicity and literature, Mrs. J. O. Perry; delegates  to central committee, Mrs. J. O.  Perry, Mrs. Budlong, Mrs. Clark,  Mrs.- Franklin, Mrs. Burrows.  Delegates from the following organizations were appointed on  the executive: The W. C. T. IT.  the Ward V. Women's Forum,  the Mount Pleasant Suffrage  League, the Ward V. Women's  Conservative Association, and the  Maccabees.  His First Sentry-Go  He was a "rookie" on his first  sentry duty a,t one of the government reservations. The corporal of the guard had told him  what to do when the "officer of  the day appeared, which 4)y "rule  ought to be at about half-past  nine that night. Sentry was to  notify corporal, when the officer  had passed. At 10 o'clock no report from the sentry. The corporal wanted to kno^why. Much  perturbed, the sentry said he was  sorry. He had not seen the officer.  "Keep me posted," said the "corporal sharply. "He is mighty  late." Fifteen minutes later- the  officer appeared and. the sentry  challenged: "Who goes there?"'  "Offieer of the day." Replied  the "rooky" most earnestly:  "You're late, you are. You'll get  hell Avhen the corporal of the  I guard sees you." f- ^ " *> ,Vj* ���������  Friday, June 23, 1916.  4ft  THE WESTERN GALL  3  ���������OCAL RED CROSS WORK  1UMMARY OF YEAR'S  RED CROSS WORK  The Vancouver branch has just  deceived the annual report of the  Central Council of the Canadian  [Red-Cross Society.    The   report  Ideals in a general way with the  [work done during the year enduing December' 31,   1915.     Cer-  'tain extracts and data from this  report might be of general interest to the public and consequently  the following statement  has been prepared by the locajl  branch for publication.  The report summarizes the  work for the y^ar���������firstly, done  in Canada; secondly, the work  accomplished^ in England; and  thirdly, the active assistance given by the society in the several  war zones in co-operation with  the British Red Cross Society.  Million Dollars Raised  Nearly a million dollars was  raised by the Canadian Red Cross  Society throughout the Dominion  up to December 31 last. The  exact amount, received by headquarters was $975,515.50. Of this  amount $340,976.98 was remitted  to the London office of the CanT  adian Red Cross Society, and  other contributions towards Red  Cross work were made as follows: British Red Cross Society,  $50,000; French Red Cross Society, $23,350; St. John's Ambu  lance Brigade, $25,000~f Duchess  of Connaught Hospital, Cliveden,  $14,950; The Queen's Canadian  Military Hospital, Beechborough  Park, $5,005; hospital supplies,  exhibition camp, $1,831; Port  Said Hospital, $100.  Office maintenance and" expenses amounted to a total of  $33,621.86, and this total is made  up as follows: Halifax and St.  John offices, $4,936.76; wages of  paid staff, $11,472.09; stationery,  $2,116.13; postage and sundries,  $1,972.23; travelling expenses,  $1,563.75;: office furniture and  equipment, $166; rent, $5575;"'telephone, telegrams, etc., $859.93;  insurance, $126.10; fuel and light,  $264.71; nurses' * expenses, $9,-  869.16.  Garments and supplies received and despatched up to December 31 last amounted to 45,358  packages, and these were shipped to England. Included in  these shipments were 285,000  pairs of socks; 200,000 shirts,  108,000 nightshirts; 106,000 hospital shirts ; 43,000 suits of pyjamas; 41,000 sheets ; 13,000 mufflers; -15,000 bed jackets arid  nightingales; 7,000 cholera belts;  13,000 git bags? 5,000 vests of.  underwear. There were also  sent 2,000,000 handkerchiefs and  vast supplies of bandages and  surgical dressings, of which no  definite account can be kept. 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 yonr inability to meet the  exorbitant prices charged by other clentista hat  hitherto prevented you having yonr teeth attended to, litter* to my message.  PETOSTRY AS I PRACTICE IT  IS APSOMJTELY DEVOID OF ?AXH  Be the operation simple or complex, it makes absolutely  no difference to me.  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHOUT  ,      MY PRACTICE,   HAS  ABSOLUTELY   DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  So sure am I of Oralttiesia 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 arid the materials which I use,  exceedingly low.  "'' - <**.'"������������������  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FOR A FREE EXAMINATION  Dr. Te Glendon Moody  Vancouvers    DAWSON BLOCK    Vancouver's  Pioneer Painless  Dentist     COR. HASTINGS & MAIN STS.     Dentist  Phone Seymour 1566  bandages amount to at least two  and a half millions, and surgical  dressings, compresses and wipes  to at least five milions. There was  also sent nine tons of tobacco,  85 tons of jams, .and 3,000 cases  of apples. The total value of the  goods shipped, according to the  report, is, upon a very conservative estimate, about three million  dollars.      v  , Large Sams Raised  Up to December 31 last the local branch, according to the report, had raised $28,659.48, of  which $12,905 had been forwarded to Toronto, and $12,791-22 was  spent locally on Red Cross supplies. This sum, however, does  not include an additional $12,-  000 whilch was raised by the local branch and forwarded to the  British Red Cross Society, nor  the further sum of. $33,000, raised by the local branch and the  St. John's Ambulance Association for the British Columbia  base hospital. The report credits the local branch with having  forwarded to headquarters tne  vast total of 808,711 articles.  This number will, of course, include vast quantities of smaller  articles and a very large quantity of larger articles.  During the war the work ^f.  the society has developed to an  enormous extent, and many new  branches have been established  throughout, the Dominion, so that  at- the end of 1915 the number of  sucbr branches stood at 484. In  addition to these new branches, a  large number of auxiliary societies, acting in co-operation with  them, have been established in  places where, owing to sparse  population, it has been found undesirable to issue warrants to establish branches.  The hospitals established " and  equipped by the society, and  whieh are under construction,  and for which funds have been  voted to complete them, are as  under: The Duchess- of Connaught Hospital at Clivedne,  numbering 900 beds, with recreation rooms, dining hall, etc.,  of which the cost of the building and equipment amounts to  $200,000. This hospital is said to  be second to none for the completeness of its plan and arrangements. Bushey Park, which was  graciously offered by His Majesty the King to the society, was  made suitable for the purpose '> of  a convalescent hospital, and  some 300-beds have. beenJnstall-  ed. Another convalescent hospital was established at Buxton,  and is known as the Peak Hotel  Hospital.  In addition to the establishment of the above named hospitals, the society has given material assistance to the military  hospitals in Canada wherever established, and offers of assistance  have been sent fo medical officers in command of convalescent  hospitals under the Dominion  and provincial commissions.  Canadian Red Cross supplies  are. furnished to numerous hospitals and institutions in England,  France andvin other theatres of  the war, which number about  100, and a detailed list of which  is given in the report.  A large number of letters of  appreciation have been received  by the society, one of which was  from Sir Robert L. Borden, who  has had ample opportunity of  judging the operations and results of the society. This letter  says in part:  "From time to time there have  of the work of the Canadian Red  Cross Society, and I desire, on  behalf of the government, to express to the executive committee,  and, if possible, through the committee to the workers everywhere throughout the country^  our very great appreciation of  their   splendid efforts!.   I   hope  j   ?!  A.*-  "f   f  that everyone in Canada realizes  the extent and efficiency of the  society's work. Its organization  has provided a means for co-ordinating the patriotic societies of  every community in the Dominion. The unselfish devotion and  the tireless energy with which  the women of Canada have consecrated their efforts to this work  deserve and command the highest praise.  "Last summer I had the privilege of seeing at first hand a  great deal of what.is being done  by the society in the United  Kingdom and France, and of  hearing of its exertions in other  fields, such as in the Mediterranean. In London the information  department, the prisoners of war  department, -and the parcels department, conducted under the  supervision of a number of ladies  who have devoted themselves to  these branches, are doing most  efficient work in securing and  sending to relatives at home news  of the sick and wounded and prisoners of war, and tp distributing to a}l these the various comforts sent forward from Canada.  Arid it can confidently be said  that the Duchess of Connaught  Hospital, maintained by the so  ciety at Cliveden, which I had  the pleasure of inspecting more  than once, is hot surpassed \&  any military hospital in Europe  "For all this the; people-of  Canada must, I am sure, be very  grateful. In the still greater  work that lies before the society,  any appeals for further effort  and support will surely not fall  on deaf ears."  In its retrospect of the work  done by the society in England  during the year, the report states that from the small beginning  in October, 1914, the work has extended by leaps, and'bounds so  that at the time of the report  the central office in London numbered some J.6 rooms, with a staff  of voluntary and paid workers  numbering 84, and the report  further deals with the activities  of the central ..office, which include those of the commissioner,  the information and prisoners of  war departments, and the parcels  branch.  The information department,  which was formed in February,  1915, follows_up the wounded  and sick Canadian soldiers from  the place where the pay and record office first reports the soldier, and in his devious wanderings from hospital to hospital,  either in France or Great Britain, or in both countries, and to  keep in touch with him so that  reliable information is obtained  weekly of his condition, and to  communicate the same to his relatives either in Canada or elsewhere.  In addition to gathering such  information, this department  sends a body of voluntary workers, chiefly ladies, who visit the  hospital to which they are severally assigned, and who report  weekly, or more frequently, as  the case may require, to London.  The work done by this large  body of workers on behalf of  the society, and for the benefit  and information of the relatives  and friends, is invaluable. ,  The parcels branch has been  formed for the express purpose  of sending parcels of Red Cross  comforts to the individual Canadian soldiers who were scattered  throughout the hospitals of Great  Britain, and this is being done  by the parcel post. A large staff  of voluntary workers are continually at work distributing  many thousands of packages of  supplies made in Canada.  The system adopted for carrying out     this work is highly  H  Vancouver to New Westminster in Less Than  Three-Quarters of  a Minute  This is the pace you travel when  you use the two-number telephone ser-  vice-atwo-number* is direct from one  number to another while you wait.  ^The average time from the removal of the calling number's receiver until the called number answers, is 44.8  seconds.  If your time means anything to you,  use this service.  British Columbia Telephone  Company,  1  come under our observation   in  struetive and- interesting reports' efficient, and a number of volun  tary lady workers are engaged  in rendering every possible assistance to the prisoners in Germany, as well as furnishing information to their friends. The  difficulties of this department are  quite different from any other  departments. Parcels are addressed separately, and sent by  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd;  ,-������������������>  ENGINEERS,   .MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. O.  L  post or hy express, and are dispatched on receipt of messages  from the prisoners themselves  that they are in want, and the  society-has every assurance that  what is sent from London reaches the prisoners of war.  Dealing'briefly with the work  in France, the report states that  the offices of the society in  France are at Boulogne, which is  also the headquarters of. the  British Red Cross Society. It  is from the Boulogne depot that  the advanced depots are kept  supplied. There is an advanced  depot with each of the three Canadian general hospitals, namely  Nos. 1, 2 and 3, and one at general headquarters, from which  supplies are distributed to the  Casualty Clearing Hospital and  the five field ambulances, this  being the nearest point at which  can be placed stores for the mobile units and the Casualty Clearing Hospital. A department has  also been established in Paris for  the distribution of supplies  amongst needy French hospitals.  The Canadian Red Cross Society cooperates intimately with  the British Red Cross Society,  with which the former is affiliated, and the relations subsisting  between the two societies has  been most intimate, cordial, and  sympathetic.  Qualified  Wifey���������What do you think  baby will become when he grows  up?  Hubby���������Well, he had experience enough to be a town crier.  a  Not Particular  Butcher���������Will   you    have  rond steak, ma'am?  Mrs. Youngbride���������I don't  care what shape it is, so it's  tender.  Maude���������See Mrs. Fashun in  the stage box? They say every  cent her husband earns goes on  her  Back.  Jack���������Poor chap! I thought he  was doing well, bul if he doesn't  earn any more than that���������!  8HRAFNEI*  "Then I drew my good sword,'' aaid  the Captain,  "And I slew him where be stood.'-*  But the colonel reproved him���������"Don't  ~>take such big risks!  Wasn't  the gas  pressure good I" *  ,    ���������   #   ���������   ���������  The Bator*- JMscourtooos  Wife (with newspaper)���������It says here  that  men grow  bald because   ot  the  intense activity of their braiuB.  Hub���������Exactly!     And   women   have  no  whiskers because  of   the   intense  activity of  their  chins.  ��������� _ ������   *    ������  French Honor the BrttUb V. C.  Lieutenant Norman D. Holbrook, B.  N,. who was awarded the Victoria  Cross for bis exploit in submarine  Bll in the Dardanelles, has just received the cross of Chevalier of. the_  Legion of Honor, conferred upon him  by the President of the French Republic.  ��������� ���������   ���������    ���������  Bad Company  Magistrate, discharging prisoner ���������  "Now, I advise you to keep away  from bad company."  Prisoner, feelingly ��������� "Thank you,  sir;  you won't see me here again*"  The"Colonel: "It was so hot out in  West Africa that I wished I .could  die." ,        " X   -  The Girl: "Indeed! Wouldn't you  have got out of the frying-pan into  the fire  then!"  ������        ���������        ���������        4>  Putting It to Practical Use  A Canadian traveller, who has just  returned from Europe, relates an  amusing incident that happened recently in a Continental cafe.  An American who was dining there  chanced in some manner to give offence to a fashionably-attired actor.  The latter went over to the American *s table, handed him his card and  asked him to name his seconds. He  must fight a duel.  The Yankee picked up the card, saw  on it the name of a famous actor and  matinee idol, and promptly wrote in  French on it, "Admit One."  He enjoyed the play that night very  much.  4> ������ 44 ������    '   -'  The Amenities of War ���������  The following is vouched for by M.  Millerand, former French Minister of  War. A French scout came _ suddenly  one day upo.ua German scout. The  German was standing by bis dying  horse. "Why do ,you not shoot it!"*���������'���������..  inquired the Frenchman. "I have no  pistol,"    replied  the    other. The  Frenchman drew his gun and was  about to shoot the horse when he said:  "But you would sooner shoot your  own horse,'' and handed the weapon,  to the German, who gravely bowed,  shot his horse and returned the pistol, and then gave himself up as prisoner.���������London Daily News. ; THE WBffgTON CALL  Friday, June 23, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  By the  McConnells, Publishers, Limited  Head Office:  .203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140  Subscription: One Dollar a Teat in  Advance. $1.50 Outside Canada.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  American troops-was of German  oxigin. The casualties, however  serious, were inferior in number to the loss of American lives  on the Lusitania, if that is to be  taken as a casus belli. And by declaring war they would virtually  be accessory, unwillingly, no  doubt, to Germany's criminal  procedures against the larger  welfare of humanity, besides running a long chance of one day  being themselves dominated by  the iron hand of a military state.  THE MEXICAN CRISIS  It is a self-evident fact that  the Mexican situation of today is  but a part of the general scheme  of German treachery, whether  carried out in detail by the Central German government itself,  or directed by its powerful representatives in South ��������� America.  Circumstantial evidence- is too  strong to . arrive at any other  conclusion, even in the face of  the denial made by Mexican authorities that they are dominated by German influence. To begin with, brave as they are, the  Mexican bandits would hardly  dare to face the superior forces  of the United States���������superior  in ammunition if not in numbers  at any rate���������if they were**-TM>t  backed up by a greater power.  Alone and unaided, they could,  no doubt, make things very interesting for their American neighbors for a while with their  practiced methods of guerilla  warfare. But they would eventually have to succumb in spite  of their claim that they could  put 100,000 men in the field now  and that they, have a reserve  force of a quarter of a million  more. They could not, long hold  out against the American army  of 150,000 men and its vast  source of reserves.  Germany would have everything to gain by a state of war  o-between United States .and Mex  jeo. The supply of - munitions  to the -Entente Allies would, of  - necessity, be.-, ,-very- , considerably  lessened. Germany- could, desire  nothing better. Then, 'with the  attention of the United States  centred, elsewhere and upon an  all-engrossing situation of their  Qvms Germany could afford to  forget her honorable pledges  made to tbe Americans with regard to submarine warfare. They  would merely he another "scrap  of paper" to be torn up at the  first opportunity. German frightfulness would be more in evidence than ever.  So while General Carranza has  as it were, thrown down the  gauntlet toJPresideut Wilson, and  while his men have committed  the serious offence of ambushing a portion of General Pershing's forces with serious casualties, diplomacy requires that  the quarrel be carried back to  its true source and that the issues be settled with the real  abettors and intriguers, the Hun  betrayers, and not with the tools.  For General Carranza is nothing  more or less than a pawn in the  Kaiser's  hand, to be   moved  at  It has been proved that the  secret service of the Huns has  been an active factor in Mexican  affairs ever since the war began.  The cooperation between the  German embassy at Washington  and the ministry in the Mexican  capital has hot escaped watchful  eyes. ��������� While professing friend  ship for United States, Germany  is at heart her most vindictive  enemy, if for no other reasan  than that she has designs against  the freedom and civilization of  the world. If Germany thinks to  retain American friendship  whilst instigating vile plots  against that country's welfare,  she will eventually find that by  very dint of her treachery, she  has created a feeling of most  lively hostility in the largest  neutral country in the world.  United States has, therefore,  every reason for being desirous  of keeping out of war with Mexico.   The deliberate attack upon  THE HUNGER GRIP IN  GERMANY  The outlook for Germany is  unrelieved by a single ray of  hope. The Kaiser knows his military power is . doomed, and is  battling for peace terms with-  the courage born of despair. Added to the ghastly failure of  Verdun is the tightening grip of  hunger throughout Germany. The  enemy enters upon another year  of war with scarcely any reserves- of food, and with greatly  diminished opportunities of evading the horrible pressure of the  British naval blockade. Much  depends on the coming harvest,  but in the opinion of those best  competent to form a conclusion  the harvest prospects are not so  good as last year. The German  farmers are seriously handicapped by shortage of seeds and  nitrogenous manure, as well as  by -scarcity of labor. Unless the  coming harvest far exceeds the  expectations of the Germans  themselves, the enemy, now hard  pressed to keep body and soul  together, must reach the stage  of actual want   and   starvation!  Dr. Delbrueck, German Minister of the Interior, was made the  scapegoat to appease the wrath  of Berlin > over the shortage of  bread, potatoes, meat, milk, and  other necessities that required the  placing of the people on very  meagre rations. A new department has been formed to deal  with tbe food problem, with a  civil as well asva military head  responsible to the Imperial Chancellor. It has full power to enforce the adoption of uniform  food rations throughout the country. Jn the agitation over the  food problem two factors emerge.  There has been a real scarcity  of foodstuffs, though until recent months this scarcity bad not  become acute. To the" actual  shortage has been added the artificial scarcity brought about by  what tbe German press calls  "faults of distribution," which,  interpreted, means the greed of  the agrarian classes and middle--  men. Frices have jumped, making the lot of" the poor intolerable. On one side were the lower  and middle classes, filled with discontent as their hunger increased, on the other side were the  agrarians, the Junkers, who are  the real driving power behind  the Kaiser's armies, and who resent any infringement of   their  appalling losses at Verdun have  humbled the Teuton's pride, but  he still insists on "the freedom  of the seas." German peace manoeuvres are as clear as daylight.  The enemy that set Europe  ablaze still hopes to fix his own  terms of peace. The time is;gom-  ing when Germany will want  peace on any terms.  POULTRY RAISING IS     '  UNUSUALLY PROFITABLE  THE FUTILE PACIFISTS  In the past two years this old  world has learned thoroughly the  futility of pacifism and peace  conventions and Hague conferences. Men who formerly looked to the Peace Palace gatherings to evolve by degrees a unir  versaljy respected international  code, have abandoned 'that amiable view in favor of adequate  preparedness and defensive alliances. Sir Harry Johnston, -who  is well known to many Canadians, both personally and as a  writer on world relations, has  given up his former hopes as to  what The Hague conferences  might achieve. The events of August-September, 1914, shattered  his ideal. Mr. Carnegie's - work  received its death-blow when  neither the United States nor the  kingdom of the Netherlands pro*  tested to Germany against . the  invasion of Belgium. From that  moment it was evident that the  two previous Congresses at The  Hague had been a sheer waste of  time, a mockery, a mask behind  which the Central European  Powers carefully prepared for an  assault on the liberties of Europe.  Sir Harry Johnston's recantation appears in The London  Chronicle, most influential of  Liberal newspaperefln London.. At  the outset he rejects the sugges-,  tion put forward in some quarters that- the United States be  invited to convoke a-third Hague  Congress���������the United States,  which has never protested the  breach of laws laid down -= at -the  previous conference. Tbis Third  , Conference- is' to~ abolish ;w^^  but1 how? It is to bind ait the  Powers to abide by the future arbitrament of The Hague, -but  how is" it to bind them? An Irk  ternational Police, military - arid  naval, is to punish the nations  which refuse to abide, by the  laws, but who is to run the, Por  lice? "Vyiio is to command it o&  sea and land? The United Stat-  es? Is tbis a proposal to which  the British Empire could possibly submit its fate? Or France?  Or Russia? Certainly not. The  eleven millions of. German-Americans and-the five or six millions  of Austro-Hungarian Americans,  form a most noteworthy element  in the United States, and by their  capacity for military affairs  would naturally gravitate to  such command to the eternal  prejudice of the present Entente  Allies.  *. If it be said that the supreme  command should be given to  Swedes, or Swiss, or Dutch, the  To anyone who has. not carefully followed the direction of  poultry development in Canada,  an understanding of the status  which the poultry industry has  now reached must constitute a  distinct surprise. Whether viewed from the standpoint of the  farmer or of the produce trade,  it is now one of the best organized and most progressive of  Canadian live stock industry.  Co-operation among farmers in  marketing is improving the product and realizing for them a  higher price than they have hitherto been able to obtain. The  reorganization of methods by the  trade is providing against loss in  handling, is assuring to the consumer a better article, and establishing export business upon a  firm basis.  It is estimated that Canada and  Cuba, during -the ^.last twenty  years, received from the United  States about three-fourths of all  the eggs exported by that country during that period. This situation, however, has now changed. As against an importation in  1913 of 13,240,111 dozen Canada  imported in 1915 not more than  3,783,952 dozen. On the other  hand, while in 1913 Canada exported only 147,149 dozen, in  1915, it exported 7,898,322 dozen.  This constitutes a net increase in  production in two years, of at  least 17,100,000 doben. Practically all of these exports went to  the United Kingdom.  Notwithstanding the surplus in  Canada which these figures indicate, prices during March, April  and May have remained at an  extraordinarily high level. For  the first quarter of. the year 1916,  the price to producers, selling cooperatively, has been at least  four. cents in advance of the  price received for the same period in. 1915. for the month of  .March it was at least .five cents  >in advance, andkfor. the month of  April at least _three cents in advance of last" year's price for  these respective months. The  demand for eggs for local consumption for storage purposes  and for immediate export, has  rarely been so keen as at the  present moment. This situation  is clearly reflected in the prices  just quoted. Heavy domestic consumption in the face of the high  price for meats, partly explains  this condition. Confidence in the  export demand, on the part of  the produce trade, confirms it  from, another, direction. Notwithstanding increased production,  the egg and poultry business in  Canada is in a very strong position at the present time.  Under these circumstances, it  is believed that it will be a very  wise practice to raise as many  chickens as it is possible or practicable to handle. Early hatched  chicks make good winter layers.  Rough grains will probably be  produced in abundance in. Canada' this year and the feeding bf  poultry at a profit should be materially assisted from.this source.  Eggs at winter prices are a paying proposition in .any event.  Poultry, alive or dressed ufider  prospective market conditions;  can unquestionably be reared" and  finished at a decided profit/- A  good flock of poultry, if carefully  handled, will serve to prevent  waste on the farm and etaoinu  waste on the farm and promote  economy in living expenses, such  as is particularly neeessary when  all farm products are becoming  so marketable and so dear.  HOW GEORGIAN CIRCUIT  WAS GIVEN ITS NAME  privileges.  The government    sat  on the fence until the food rtotsMvious reply is that the Swed  portended disaster, when it  promptly jumped down on the  side of the masses and broke  with its traditional supporters.  A tremendous task^ is now placed  upon the government, no less  than the daily rationing of the  whole empire, in addition to the  armies in the field. What relief  the harvest will bring remains to  be., seen. The odds against the  enemy !iare  daily  increasing.  Staggering under the exhausting strain of foredoomed failure  in the field and shortage of  food, the Teutonic enemy knocks  at the door of peace in vain so  long as he seeks to dictate terms.  He must sue for peace, and the  allies, and they alone, must determine on what terms peace will  be proclaimed. This is Germany's  war. The crime against humanity must be expiated in sackcloth and ashes. Germany has  climbed down from her first arrogant proposal of peace terms  which would haye made her master in Europe. Starvation and the  The reasons which, historically  and otherwise, caused the selection of the name Georgian Circuit are of much interest _ In  1792 Captain Vancouver named  the entire country through  which this tour passes "New  tf e c r g i a '' Vancouver, of  course, selected this name in  honor o������ King Geoi'gi-. .'**' rents  since have caused the southern  part of Now Georgia to be called "Washington," and the northern par*, forms part of Brit  Ish     Columbia. The    name  Georgian Circuit" was first  made public in February, J.'35,  alter exactly one hundred years  of peace between the United  Slates and Great Britain: both  King George and George Washington were "Georges," and it  was felt that uniting their names  in the meaning of this interna  tioiial tour would be particularly  applicable at this time.  The Gulf of Georgia is the  principal international geogra  phical feature embraced by this  tour. This, together with the  fact that the name Georgian advertises no particular community on the tour, and that there  is^a real North,-American sound  to; the word were tflN'^nfcpargi*-  merits that caused the selection  of the name "Georgian Circuit."  UPHOLDS.   DECISION^  The finding of ..Mr. Jjjistk  Murphy in the case" of Melssr  R. B. Hayes and.-A._M. McGreer  against the P. G. E. Railway ha  been sustained by the. Court, of  Appeal.  This action was taken to  cover thev sum of. $5,000 for the  purchase price of a portion ot  the right-of-way of the railwaj  in North Vancouver. The defencel  . J  was that the money had been!  paid by the defendants to Mr.,  W.-R. Arnold, late manager of  the Dominion Trust Company, to  be held in trust by him'until cer-  tain formalities in connection  with the title to the property  had been adjusted. In the mean-  time the Dominion Trust-went  into liquidation and the money  was lost. Counsel for the defendants argued that the payment to Arnold had been ratified  by the plaintiffs, and that they;  could not be held responsible for  the loss of the money. Plaintiffs'  solicitors, on the other hand, said  that no payment had been made  to his clients, and that Arnold  was a trustee for the Pacific.  Great Eastern, and not for the  plaintiffs in his holding of the  $5,000. Mr. Justice Murphy found,  for the plaintiffs and his ruling  has been upheld.  Willis���������J was at Bump's trial  today.  Gillis���������Bump arrested! Tell me  the accusation.  Willis���������He was accused of���������,  what do you call it where a fellow lies for money?  Gillis���������Politics, diplomacy or  war corresponding?���������Life.  Sword of Honor to Botha  A unique sword of. honor has  been presented to General Louis  Botha, Premier of the Union of  South Africa, by Cape Town in  recognition of his services to the  Empire as the conqueror of German South-west Africa.,  It is a beautiful weapon of finest  English workmanship,     and  was designed specially to reflect;  So. Africa..  The handle is of Se.v  African boar's tusk,   showing its.  natural features. The guard is of,  silver gilt repoussee with    vine  leaves and grapes, and the ter-���������  minals of the. guard; are formed  of modelled' pomegrana^ei^'the  seeds being  of. SouthxAfrican  garnets. ,  The blade bears on one side in  English and Dutch %hje, follow^  itig mstription; ;, >-;- X1  ��������� "From tbe Mayor, Councillors,  and citizens - of' Cape Town to  General -the Rt. Hon. Louis  Bo$bat-P. C, M.L.A., prime Minister,' General' Commanding in  Chief the Union Forces in- the  Field. 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INDEPENDENT  X   CONSTRUCTIVE  EAD The Practical Measures Page, which contains  each week items of absorbing interest on the development and investment opportunities of our wonderful province.  Lovers of music who appreciate  impartial criticism will find with  us on the page ���������devoted to  "Pipe and Strings," many topics  in common. Under the heading  of "Books and Writers" edited  by 'Aimee,' 'a friendly review  of the latest in. prose and poetry ���������"..  is ably , dealt with. The front  page by "Bruce" .will always  find many friends and interested  readers.* X *".*���������"'���������": .*���������..'."  V-  L  McConnells,Publisliers* Limited  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. C.~~     -���������-        W. H. Carswell; Mgr. -:^..*.<^..i,,���������-.,^.,.r.,,WM  Friday, June 23, 1916.  riiMAM  THE  CALL  tt������*>*.*~>-^,y~  *--<>>    t*.'v_f'*  ou  e  j  in  Slill  s  t.  <dl  j:r   l.  A splendid variety of Summer Offerings are now being displayed.  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ELECTRIC  Washing Machines  ~ Toasters  Irons  Vacuum Cleaners  Water Heaters  Curling Tongs  .Hastings & Curd .Sts.  11% Granville St  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  - *���������**������. _ .          ^                                   V                                                                  t                                         _  Public Wwk������ Contractor*  V ^ J  Bead Office, 81045 Bower Building  Seymour 1830  VANCOUVER CANADA  ������������������OUT TBSWB JN  THE  DRIZZLE"  -i  (Special to Western Call from  Anne Merrill)  London, May 31.���������Here is a  letter red hot from tbe trenches  from a Western colonel to a  friend in London, which will  show you what the fighting men  think of the ���������'shell" game over  there:  "One really hasn't much spare,  time out' here. As you will understand that having the lives of  one thousand men on your hands  is no light responsibility. At  least I do not take it lightly. We  had a bad blow a few nights ago.  When we were, relieving a battalion in the front line, the Huns  caught us with shrapnel and we  had fifteen casuaities-r-most of  them 'only wounded I am glad .to  say. It was hell for a few minutes and a terrible job gathering  them up in the dark. I went out  next morning to see if we had  missed any, but they shelled me  out of the place;  ,.;��������� "Isn't it the limit the way  they are stealing the cash that  was meant to purchase shells  with over in Canada. I am very  proud of our little army oyer  here " (mentioning the Western  Canadian unit, but which for reasons I cannot give you) "but it  seems to me that''the:-Germans  are smearing the Belgian soil  with Canadian blood, while the  Canadian politicians are stealing  the money that was .sent, to them  .by England to purchase shells to  help win this war, and at the  same time save the lives of men  who are risking everything for  freedom's sake. I wonder if they  ever think of any one but themselves !''_ the writer adds witb  pardonable bitterness. _  Tbe Colonel continues: "There  is one man out here to whom  everyone who enjoys the protection of the British flag owes a  debt of gratitude, and that is  'Thomas Atkins,' or the men who  have volunteered to take his burden during the war." _ ,;j  AJAnA the Canadian * officer goes  on to draw a graphic picture of  "Thomas" as he-sees him. The  letter proceeds:  "Last night I was around the  front line about midnight. It was  raining and they had no cover,  standing out there in the drizzle,  the mud up to their knees in  lots of places, but still they kept  their faces to the front7 looking  at the German trench���������not more  than fifty yards away. In one  isolated post eight men had commenced the tour of duty, but two  had been killed and their dead  bodies were lying behind the little outpost, in the rain, until  someone could be spared to carry them out to be buried. The  six that were left still kept  watch oyer the line and looked  as though they were prepared to  stay there and die, if necessary,  like their comrades had already  done.  "It's sad, I can tell you," concludes the letter. "But I have  to try and keep their spirits up  no matter how things are going.  So you can see how all of us out  here feel about the shells."  From the men "out there." in  the drizzle, to the man lying on  the most comfortable and sanitary cot that modern scientific  ingenuity man has. been able to  devise, is not such a big jump  after all; for as Lt.-Col. Armour  (a Canadian and surgeon-in-chief  at Beachborough Park hospital,  Shorncliffe) has stated, soldiers  wounded one night were often in  bed at their hospital on the following night-^-pretty quick work,  don't you think, when the perils of "the channel" are considered?. -.'*  It was in this particular hospital that I found the wounded soldier from the 7th of B. C. that I  wrote you about some tune ago���������  the one whose. only request was  for Vancouver papers. Their  wants seem to be so few and they  are fso grateful that it is such a  privilege to do anything for them.  After my return from Shorncliffe on that occasion, I sent my  B. C. patient (whom I have "adopted", for the. duration of the  war) tw<> copies of''J P's Week  ly" which had just arrived; and  I also wrote to the Red Cross  asking them to put him on the  list to get Vancouver papers regularly. This they very kindly  did (The Canadian Red Cross is  splendid) and yesterday such a  nice little letter arrived from my  wounded "comrade."  The fgpldier said: *"Awfully  pleased to have received papers,  also Easter card. Red Cross are  also sending me papers, which I  thank you for. Yes, I remember  you visited the hospital on a Sunday" (This because I said on the  post card that I didn't suppost  he would remember me, but that  papers were on the way for which  he had asked) "We Canucks  don't forget a Canadian visitor.  They are, a link from home���������the  land of the Mapl* Leaf*. We are  always pleasd to see visitors from  no matter what part of Canada,  and we don't forget them easily "  In another hospital in the  Shorncliffe area I found a man,  nearly recovered, almost ready in  fact', to go back to stand in "the  drizzle." He was a middle-aged,  well read and thoughtful man to  whom the war was much more  serious a business than to these  dashing youngsters you so often  come' across. He was something  of a philosopher, and calmly discussed the methods- adopted regarding the soldier in war-tiraey  speaking evidently from personal experience and observation.  He began by; praising thehospi-  tal, and the amazing kindness and  indulgences of the officials and  the nurses.  And then be smiled���������not a bit  cynically, merely understanding-  ly���������as he said: "Yes. Out there  they work you to the last ounce  of your strength. And quite  right, too. The discipline is severe and you go till you drop.  But when you do 'drop,' they  turn right round, and your hardest taskmaster there can't do  enough for you; and from that  moment the kindness and the  comforts and the luxuries���������well,  you can see for yourself what  this hospital is like for instance  Yes, they treat us royally when  we are down and out!"  If you want to do a little "mis  sionary" work in Vancouver for  the B. C. soldiers, I would urge  you to make continued appeals  for newspapers���������the home town  papers���������for the boys., The people here can and do supply every  other demand, and-M-rs. Mac-  Keen, of Folkestone, in unfolding  to me a scheme she is about to  launch in Canadian cities, said,  "I've seen tears come into a  boy's eyes when I've handed him  a paper from his home town."  Mrs. MacKeen's idea is to ask  about seven different women in  each Canadian town to fold up  and send ori' her paper, after she  has read it; and to undertake to  do this daily, or weekly, according to the paper. She herself has  offered to look after their distribution among the seventy or  more hospitals in the Shorncliffe  area. Mrs. MacKeen, who is the  wife of Capt "MacKeen, admitting officer of the Moore Barracks hospital, is' doing this authoritatively, as convenor of the  newspaper committee of the Canadian Women's Club for war  work.  The address to which papers  may be sent is Mrs." MacKeen,  St. Nicholas, 142 Sandgate Road,  Folkestone, Kent, England.  TRE SITUATION IN QUEBEC  (From the Winnipeg Saturday  Post)  Those who think that the present trouble in the east, nominally  over bilingualism, is merely the  result of an agitation conducted  in Quebec for the purpose of establishing the French language  on~equaI terms with the English  language in the .schools of Ontario do not understand the situation at all. Bilingualism is  merely a phrase used for the purpose of disguising the real plans  of the Quebec majority. Those  plans are much greater than they  are generally understood to be.  They are so ambitious as to be  almost insane. A very influential party in Quebec���������undoubtedly a party that constitutes a majority���������is fully convinced that  by complete organization of that  province - the French-speaking  petfple can eventually dominate  this'Dominion and dictate its destiny. The "educational" talk is  merely the disguise employed to  deceive the English-speaking people of Canada.  , rtt1 does not .seem to be generally known in this part of the  Pominion that' throughout Quebec,, today a carefully organized  cai-op^ign is being conducted in  the; most open manner for the  purpose ��������� of putting a definite  stop * to ail Canadian participation' in the world war. Speakers  and organizers are scattered  throughout the province and are  insistently urging the French-  speaking people "not only to refrain from enlisting���������little urging on that point appears to be  necessary���������but also to resist the  paying of war taxes, resist the  government's spending money for  war purposes, and to refuse to  contribute money to the Patriotic Fund, the Red Cross Fund,  the Returned Soldiers' Fund, or  any other fund directly or indirectly connected with the successful- prosecution_of the war!_  . Now this is open sedition. The  heaviest penalty is provided by  law for just such treasonable  practices. Yet these practices continue on a rapidly growing scale,  openly and without interference  by the government authorities!  That section of the Quebec press  which is printed in English lacks  the courage to deal with this infamous scandal. The English  newspapers of Quebec carefully ignore it. They fear, evidently,-a loss of business should  they expose the infamy. They  apparently fear that they would  be subjected to the same kind of  a boycott to which participants  in the war are now subjected by  these traitors. In other parts of  Canada the daily newspapers are  almost exclusively party newspapers. Sueh publications do not  wish to embarrass their respective parties by exposing the seditious condition of Quebec. 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Pbone Fair. 1140  Jacques Suzanne, the Arctic  explorer, who furnished the famous team for "The Spell of the  Yukon," is a personal friend of  Rear Admiral Peary, the discoverer of the North Pole. .._���������  A steel horseshoe magnet can  hold in suspension a weight 20  times its own.  and   its serious dimensions.  The provincial government of  Quebec and that section of the  opposition at Ottawa led by Sir  Wilfrid Laurier must share the  responsibility for encouraging  this outrageous state of affairs.  But the Dominion government  must also take the full responsibility for having endorsed it. If,  when Bourassa and Lavergne  iffrst started to preach treason,  after the outbreak of hostilities,  the law had been enforced  against them and they had been  punished according to their deserts, the propaganda designed  to create and to develop an attitude of hostility against Great  Britain  would never have flour  ished. It was governmental fear  of offending Quebec's susceptibilities that made it possible for this  serpent to develop and to gain  strength until it has reached  threatening dimensions.  It is not merely idle to ignore  these facts���������it is pernicious to  do so. In Quebec the more serious of the French newspapers admit that the situation is as it is.  "Ij'Evenement" of Quebec only  the other day thus editorially  sized up the situation:  "We must perforce submit to  evidence. The recruiting campaign in the province of. Quebec  is almost a complete fiasco. It is  time to state that the number of  recruiters is larger than the  number of recruits.  "After twenty-two months of  war it would be stupid to try and  justify this extraordinary fact  by local considerations. It isbet-  ber to admit the truth publicly.  "The large majority of French  Canadians is hostile to the idea  of all participation in the war.  Why ? For two principal reasons:  First, by lack of military vocation; second, by antipathy to the  cause of Great Britain."'  There you have the truth from  a French source. But that is only  part of the truth. This antipathy  is made manifest not in mere indifference to the British and the  French cause,, as one might infer from the   above   quotations,  but  also  in  openly hostile  pro-  ignorance of   its   real   character! panga and agitation.  It will not do for Canada outside of Quebec to continue to  ignore this menace. We must recognize it as it is���������recognize it  as the English-speaking people of  Quebec recognize it���������and we  must publicly discuss it and deal  with it, as the English-speaking  people of Quebec have not yet  dared publicly to discuss it and  deal with it. Those who preach  sedition in Quebee believe that  they have an opportunity to gain  control of the destinies of this  country by taking advantage of.  our embarrassments caused by  our participation in the war.  Agitators openly express sympathy with Irish rebels in Dublin  and, by  inference at least,   sug-  ������V?B  f ������������������������.  'Wf4';|  -J}  VJ-A  .   '.-r-lt  gest that the French Canadians  of Quebec ought to be prepared  to gaiiT advantage for themselves  in some such way���������probably not  quite so heroic���������as that by wbich  the Irish rebels sought to obtain -  their advantage in the moment  of the Empire's embarrassment.  The English-speaking Canadians ought at once to cease to carry    on    their   profitless   party  squabblesr They ought to-recog   nize the need for unity in the  face of a common danger which  threatens their predominance in  this Dominion. They will not  unite, however, they will not  cease to divide themselves into  two opposing party camps, they  will not cease to weaken themselves by their divisions, unless they  are adequately informed concerning the real nature of the menace  in the east and the real ambitions  of those who hypocritically profess to seek educational privileges while they really conspire to  obtain political control.  The Grand Duke  The Grand Duke Nicholas is  not a man who talks much, says  Mr. Julius West in "Soldiers of  the Czar," but he has a playful  way at times. Some time ago,  during an inspection, the grand  duke was standing next to the  Czar, a few yards from a group  of lesser generals. He ordered  General Ruzsky, then in command of the forces in that region, to step forward. The grand  duke next ordered a private soldier to come forward and hack  off the general's epaulettes. We  can imagine the dismay of the  other generals as the soldier  obeyed.  "Now cut mine off." was the  next order. The soldier did so.  "Now put mine on his shoulders."  It was the grand, duke's playful way of promoting General  Ruzsky to the highest, rank in  the Russian army.  "Is that boy a chip of the old  block?"  "Why, no. He's only a little  shaver." THE WESTERN GALL  Friday, June 23,, 1916.  THE DISASTER  The Charge of the Margueritte Division at Sedan  (Translated from flhe French by Aimee, for Western Call)  At last the two batteries of  artillery reserve arrived. It was  an immense relief to the anxious  men, .as if those guns represented  the ramparts, the hope of success and the thunderbolt which  would silence the hostile guns  yonder. And, besides, it was a  magnificent sight; this timely arrival of the batteries, in their  order of battle, each gun followed by its powder-cart, the drivers  mounted on the horses, the gunners sitting on the chests, the  brigadiers and quartermasters  galloping in their regulational  places. In the solicitude with  which they kept their distances,  they might have been said to be  on parade, whilst they advanced  at a rapid pace across the stubble-fields, with a dull thud like  - the rumbling of a storm.  ..Maurice, who had crouched  down again in a furrow, rose up,,  with enthusiasm, to say to John:  "Look, the one which is stationed on the left is the battery  of Honorius. I recognize the  men."  With a back stroke pf the  hand, John had already thrown  him down to the ground again  "Do stretchout! and pretend  to be dead!" ,  But both, with cheeks glued to  4he earth, kept the battery in  sight, and very much interested  in its manoeuvres, their hearts  beat violently on seeing the calm  courage of these men at whose  hands they expected another victory.  Abruptly, to the left, on an  open crest, the battery stopped,  and  in  a  minute  the gunners,  - leaping from the chests, had ^unhooked the fore-carriages, whilst  the dm ers put the guns into position, aud made a half circle  with their horses, in order that  they might be carried backward  about fifteen yards where, motionless, they faced the enemy.,  Already the six guns were levelled, having been set up some  distance apart, coupled in three  sections! commanded by lieutenants, whilst the whole six were  under the orders of a thin and  very tall captain who, with some  difficulty marked out tbe (pound.  And, after making a rapid calculation, that  captain  shouted:  "Advance about sixteen hundred yards!"  The objective was to.be the  Prussian battery, at the left of  Fleigneux, behind some brushwood, whose terrible fire made  the hill of Hly untenable..  X'You see," Maurice began to  explain, for he could not keep  ^silent, "the gun of Honorius is  in the centre section. There he  is bending over with the ammunition man. It is little Louis,  the artilleryman; we drank together at Vouzierq, do you remember? And see down yonder,  the-riderat the left,theone-who  sits so erect on his horse���������a  magnificent chestnut horse^-is  Adolphns.  The gun with its six gunners  and its quartermaster, farther on  tho . fore-carriage and its four  horses mounted by two drivers,  further still the powder chest,  its six Jhorses, its three drivers,  and still further again the ammunition wagon, the forger, the  forge, all that rear-line of men,  horses and ammunition stretched over a straight line, about a  hundred yards backwards; without reckoning the bare-back riders, the recharge powder-chest,  the horses and the men held in  reserve for filling up the gaps,  and who were waiting at the  right so as not to be uselessly  exposed by being within firing  range.  But Honorius was busy loading his gun. The two gunners  of. the centre section had already got a supply of cannon-  cartridge and projectiles from  the powder-chest, over which the  brigadier and artificer were keep-  : ing watch; and, immediately,  the two gunners, after having  put into the mouth of the cannon the cannon-cartridge, and  the gunpowder wrapped in serge,  which they carefully pushed in  with the help of a cannon rammer, also slipped in the shell,  the little wings of which ground  the grooves. Quickly, the assistant artillery-man, having exposed the powder with a blow  of the priming-iron, thrust the  quick match into the opening.  And Honorius wanted to level  this first shot himself, half lying  on the bonnet, working the  screw of the regulator to get  the range, indicating the direction", with a little continued gesture of the hand, to the artillery  man, who, behind, armed with  the lever, was pushing the gun  imperceptibly now* a little to the  right and now a little to the left.  "That should be the exact  range," he said, rising.  The captain, his tall body bent  double, came to verify the back  sight. At every gun, the assistant gunner was holding the  string in hand, ready to draw  the clutch, the saw-toothed blade  which lighted the explosive. And  orders were shouted, by numbers, slowly:  "First gun, fire! Second gun,  fire!"  The six shots went off, the  cannon recoiled, and were  brought back, whilst the quartermasters ascertained that their  aim was much too short. They  regulated it, and the manoeuvre commenced again, still the  same, and it was that very <le-  liberation^ that mechanical work  done in cold blood which -kept  up the morale of the men. The  gun, the beloved brute, grouped  around itself a little family  whom a common occupation  bound together. It was the  binding link, the sole source of  anxiety, everything existed for  it, the powder-chest, the carriages^ the horses, the men. From  it arose the great cohesion existing between the whole battery, a solidity* and a tranquil  ity such as is found in well  managed households.  Amongst the 106th shouts had  welcomed the first salute. At  last they were going to nail  the mouths of the Prussian cannon! All at once they became  aware o������ a fallacy, however,  when they saw that the shells  stopped on the way, that they  had burst, for the most part, in  the air, before reaching the  brushwood, down there, where  the artillery of the enemy was  concealed.  " Honorius,,r resumed Maurice," -says that the others are  nails beside bis; he would sleep  with it, there never was its like!  Just see how his eye dwells on  it, and how he makes his men  wipe it off so that it may not be  too hot!  He joked with John, both being cheered up by that noble,  calm courage of the artillerymen. But, in three shots, the  Prussian batteries bad just determined their aim; at first too  long, it became so accurate that  the shells fell on the French  guns; whilst the latter, in spite  of their efforts to lengthen their  range, were still wide of the  mark. One of. Honorius' gunners, he of. the mouth, at the  left, was killed. They; pushed  the body aside, and continued  their duties with the same careful attention to regularity, without undue haste. On all sides,  the^rojectilesXwere^fl  bursting; "and, around each  gun*''"/the' same methodical proceedings went on, the cannon-  cartridge and the shells -were  put in, the distance measured,  the shot fired, the wheels reversed, as if that work were absorbing the attention of the men  to the point of hindering them  from seeing and hearing.  But what struck Maurice most  of all was the attitude of the  drivers, who, fifteen yards in arrears, sat erect on their horses,  facing the enemy. Adolphus was  there, broad-chested, his red  face contrasting with his long  fair moustache, and truly a fiery  courage was necessary to keep  from lowering the eyes, and to  watch thus the shells coming  straight upon them, without being able to so much as distract  their attention by biting their  nails. The gunners, for their  part, in attending to their work,  had something else to think  about; whilst the drivers, motionless, were gazing straight at  death, with full leisure to think  of it and wait for it. They were  compelled to face the enemy because, if they had turned their  backs, an irresistible desire for  flight would have got the better of. the men and the horses.  If people see danger, they brave  it. There is no heroism more  abstruse and at the same time  greater/Another man had just  had his head carried off, two  horses belonging to a powder-  chest had fallen, the running fire  and aim of the enemy continued  to be so murderous, that the  whole battery was going to be  dismounted if they persisted in  keeping the same position. It  was necessary to confuse that  terrible aim, in spite of the in-,  conveniences of a change of po  sition.   The   captain   no   longer  hesitated, he shouted the order:  "Bring up the fore-carriages!"  And the dangerous manoeuvre  was executed with lightning rapidity; the drivers performed  their half revolution again and  brought up the fore-carriages  which the gunners hooked again  to the guns. But, during this  movement, they had developed an  extended front, of. which the enemy took advantage by: redoubling its fire. There were still  three men left there. At a very  rapid pace the battery filed off,  describing a circle on its way,  as it proceeded to take' its position about fifty yards farther to  the right, on the other side of the  106th, on a little plateau. The  guns were unhooked, the drivers  were again facing the enemy, and  the firing recommenced, without  any cessation and with such impetus that the ground did not  cease shaking. . ^    .  This time, Maurice uttered a  cry; again, in three shots, the  Prussians had succeeded in getting their range, and the third  shell had fallen right on Honorius' gun. The latter could be  seen rushing up, feeling with a  trembling hand for the fresh  wound, a whole corner having  been chipped off the bronze  mouth. But it could be loaded  again; manoeuvres were resumed, after which they rid the  wheels of the body of another  gunner, whose blood had bespattered the carriage.  . "No, it is not little Louis,"  Maurice continued to think out  loud. '** There he is levelling the  gun, and yet he must be wounded, for he is using his left arm  only. Ah! that little Louis,  whose management suited Adolphus so well that the gunner,  the man on foot, in spite of his  greater attainments, became the  humble valet of the driver, the  man on horseback. x  0 John/ who had been silent, interrupted him with a cry of anguish: "They will never hold it,  it is madness to try!"  Indeed, this second position, in  less than five minutes became as  untenable as~the first. The projectiles rained with, the same accuracy. One shell broke a gun  and killed a lieutenant and two  men. Not one shot was lost, to  such a, degree that, if. they persisted any longer, there. would  soon be left not one cannon nor  one "artilleryman. Jt would be a  crushing defeat, sweeping everything before it.  Then the shout of the captain  resounded a second time.  Bring up the fore-carriages!"  The tactics were renewed, the  drivers galloped up, and made a  semi-circle again, in order to enable the gunners to hook tbe guns  up again. JBut, this time, during  the advance, a splinter perforat  ed Louis' throat and tore off his  jaw, ahd he fell across the bonnet of the powder-chest which he  was fn the act of raising. And, as  Adolphus came up,^ at the moV  ment when the line of horses  were advancing to\ the right  about, a fierce broadside burst  over^himj-heifell^overj^his. chest  ripped open, his arms outstretched- In a last convulsion, he had  seized hold of the other, they remained clasped together, fearfully twisted; united even in death.  Already, in spite of the slain  horses, in spite of the disorder  into which the murderous volley  had thrown the ranks, the whole  battery reascended a slope, and  took up their position farther  forward, a few feet from the spot  where Maurice and John were lying. For the third time the  guns were unhooked and the  drivers faced the enemy whilst  the gunners immediately reopened fire with the obstinacy of invincible heroism.  "That is the end of everything!" said Maurice, whose  voice was growing faint.  It seemed, indeed, as if the  earth and sky were mingling together. Rocks were bursting  asunder and a thick cloud of  smoke hid the sun at intervals.  In the midst of the frightful uproar the horses were seen, stunned, stupefied, their heads hanging. Everywhere appeared the  captain, too tall. He was cut in  two, he broke off and fell, like  the staff of a flag.  But, around Honorius' gun especially, the effort continued,  without any flurry and with  persistence: He, in spite of his  officer's stripes, had to help with  the handiwork necessary to the  manoeuvre, for he had only three  gunners left. He levelled the  gun and drew out the clutch,  whilst the three went to the powder-chest and loaded the gun,  wielding the sponge and the cannon-rammer. They had asked  for men and barebacked horses,  to stop up the gaps hollowed  out by death, and, as these were  a long time in coming, they had  to defend themselves meantime.  They were furious when there  was still no reinforcement, and  almost all the projectiles which  they were hurling burst in the  air, without doing any, great  damage to those* terrible batteries opposite them, whose fire was  so efficacious. And, Honorius uttered an oath in a gruff voice  which was heard above the noise  of the firing, of. all the evil  chances, the right wheel of his  gun had just been broken.! thunder of God! a foot being"1>roken,  the poor thing was hurled on its  side, its nose to the earth, bandylegged and good for nothing! He  wept great tears over it, he put  his hands around its neck distractedly, as if he were trying  to place it upright again by virtue of the very warmth of his affection. A gun which was the  best, which was the only one  capable of sending some shells  down yonder! Then, a mad resolve took possession of him, that  of replacing the wheel at once,  under fire. When, assisted by a  gunner, he himself went to look  in the ammunition wagon for a  spare wheel, the advance of  troops began, the most dangerous  move which could be made on a  field of. battle. Happily the men  and bare-backed horses had at  last arrived, and two new gunners gave a helping hand.  However, once more, the battery was dismounted. They could  not carry to any further lengths  their heroic madness. The order  was given definitely to retreat.  "Let us be quick, comrades!"  cried Honorius. "We will carry  it away at least, and they will  not .get, it!"  It was his idea to save his gun,  as one saves the flag. And he was  still speaking, when he was riddled with shot, his right arm  being torn off and his. left side  laid open. He had fallen on his  gun, aud he remained there as if  strteched out. on ^a bed of honor,  his head erect, his face, unscarr-  ed and beautiful in its wrath,  turned down in the direction of  the enemy.  The only lieutenant who was  not dead, hurled the command:  "Bring up the fore-carriages!"  A powder-chest had blown up,  with a noise like pieces of fireworks which are expanding and  bursting. They had to make up  their minds to -take .the horses  belonging to another powder-  chest to save.a gun whose.team  had'fallen. And, this last time,  when the drivers had made ra  semicircle and-when -the remaining four cannon had been coupled, they galloped away, and  they did not stop till they had  made a thousand yards, behind  the first trees of the forest of Ga-  renne. .  Maurice had seen everything.  He repeated, with a little shiver  of horror, in a mechanicalvoice:  "Oh! the poor boy! the poor  'boy!". XXV XX. >:'., X,':  This grief seemed to give edge  to his increasing bodily sufferings. -The animal in him was  revolting; he was at the end of  his strength, he was dying of  hunger. ^Hisl vision ,was--obscur-  ed, he had no longer even a  consciousness of the danger to  which the regiment was exposed  since the battery had retreated.  From moment to moment great  masses might attack the plateau.:- ' X  "Listen,'' said he to John, "I  must eat * * J would rather eat  and take the chances of being  killed at once!"  He   had opened his   bag, and  taking, a piece  of bread in his  two  trembling hands, he  began  to bite into it voraciously.    The  bullets were   whistling and two  shells  burst  a few yards  away.  But for him nothing existed save  that of satisfying his hunger.  "John,   do you want   some?"  The latter looked at him, stupefied, his eyes wide open,   his  stomach torn, by the same pangs.  "Yes, just like you, I am willing to take  chances; I  am  suffering too much."  They shared up, they finished  the bread greedily, without taking notice of anything else as  long as a mouthful remained.  And, it was only then that they  saw their colonel again, on his  big horse, with his boot covered  with blood. On all sides the  106th was outflanked. Already  companies had been put to flight.  Then, obliged to give way to the  onset, raising his sword,_ his eyes  full of tears.  "Boys," cried M. de Vineuil,  "I commend you to the keeping  of God who has not been on our  side."  Bands of fugitives surrounded  him, and he disappeared behind  an undulation of ground.  Then,  without  knowing   how,  John and Maurice found themselves behind the line with the remains of their company.     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THE WESTERN CALL  ������������������       THE DISASTER  (Continued from page 6)  j-orty men, at the most, remained,  immanded by   Lieutenant   Ro-  las,   and   the   standard-hearer  7as with, them, the sub-lieuten-  int who carried   it having just  sut the silk away from the staff  facilitate his efforts in sav-  ^ig it.   They filed right to the  snd of the line and threw themselves amongst some little trees  )n a slope, where Rochas order-  fed them to resume firing.    The  len,   scattered   amongst sharpshooters and under shelter, were  ible to hold out; so much the  lore so as a great advance of  cavalry was taking place on heir  ight, and they were getting the  regiments into line, in order, to  ^support its movements.  Maurice then understood the  'slow invincible pressure which  | was about achieved. In the morning he had seen the Prussians  debouch along the defiles of St.-  Albert, reach Saint-Menges, then  Fleigneux; and now, behind the  forest of Garenrie, he heard the  cannon of the Guards thunder-  ing, and he began to notice other German uniforms coming up  over the slopes of Givonne. In  another few minutes the circle  would be closed, and the Guards  would give a helping hand to the  5th' regiment, enveloping the  French army with a living wall,  with a thundering girdle of artillery. That gave rise to the  desperate thought of making a  * last" effort, of trying to break  through that marching wall, especially sa a division of the cavalry reserves, that of General  Margueritte, was massing behind  an undulation of ground, ready  to charge. They were going to  make a charge to the death, without any possible results, for the  honor of France. And Maurice,  who "thought of Prosper, was a  witness of the terrible drama.  Since dawn, Prosper had merely urged on his horse in the con-  t' tinual marches and counter-  J, marches which they made from  I one end to the other of the  Illy plateau. They had been  awakened at dawn, man by man,  without trumpets; and'for coffee, they had contrived" to envelop each fire with a cloak so as  not to give the alarm tb the  Prussians. Then, first thing they  knew, tbey heard cannon, they  saw clouds of smoke, ~ and distant movements of infantry, being* entirely ignorant of the battle, its significance, its results, in  t the total inaction in which the  generals left them. Prosper, for  his part, was overcome with  sleep. It was the effects of great  suffering, bad nights, accumulatedhardships���������an unconquerable  somnolence, increased, by the  [ rocking motion of his horse; He  had hall urinations He imagined  he vas on the ground, snoring  or. a mattress of pebbles, and  dreaming that he was in a nice  bed with white sheets. For whole  moments, he really slept in the  saddle, and was only an inanimate object marching, carried  along by chance at a trot. His  _.co^^^  bled in this way from their horses*. They were so weary that  the trumpets were no longer  sufficient to waken them, and-it  was necessary to stand them up,  to get them over their trance  by kicking them.  "But why are they driving  us, why are they driving us?"  repealled Prosper, tryinlg to  shake off that irresistible torpor.  The cannon,had been thundering since six o'clock. On  going up a slope, two of his  comrades had fallen beside him,  killed by a shell; and further  on, still three others had remained on the ground, their skin riddled with bullets, without anyone being able to ascertain  whence they were coming.  It was exasperating, as well  as. useless and dangerous, this  military promenade across the  field of battle. At last, towards  one o'clock, he realized that they  were to meet their death in a  becoming manner at least. The  whole Margueritte division, three  regiments of African light infantry and one of hussars had  just joined forces on a rise of  ground, a little below the hill,  to the left of the road. The  trumpets had sounded the ^command to alight. ..And the command of the officers resounded:  "Gird the horses, secure the  packets!"  Having alighted from his horse  Prosper stretched himself and  stroked Zephyr. This poor Zephyr, .he' was as besotted as his  master, and his back was broken with the. hard work he had to  perform. Withal, he carried _'a  burden; the linen from the washings, and the cloak rolled  around them, the blouse, the  trousers, the - wallet with the  surgical dressings behind the  saddle, and across   that,   in ad  dition,' ' the sack of provisions, without counting the goatskin vessel, the tin can and the  wooden bowl. A tender feeling  of pity filled the heart of the  horseman, whilst he tightened the  girths and made sure that everything was quite secure.  It was a bitter moment. Prosper, who was no more of a coward than anyone else, lit a cigarette, his mouth was so dry. Each  one who is going to make an attack must say to himself: "This  time, I may be killed!" Five or  six minutes later he was told that  General Margueritte had gone  forward to reconnoitre. His men  were waiting. The five regiments  had been drawn up in three columns, each column was seven  squadrons :'. deep���������fine - food for  the cannon.  Suddenly, the trumpets sounded: "To horse!" And, almost immediately, another trumpet burst  forth:  "Sabres in hand!"  The colonel of each regiment  had already galloped up, taking  his place in battle-line, twenty-  five yards forward from the  front The captains were at  their posts, at the head of their  men. NAnd the attempt against  the enemy recommenced amidst  a silence, of death. No more  noise, no more puffing under the  burning sun. Only the men's  hearts could be .heard beating.  Another order, the last, and that  motionless mass began to move,  to rush forward like a tempest.  But, at that moment, an officer appeared on the crest of the  hill, oh horseback, supported by  two men. They did "not recognize him at first. Then, a murmuring arose, and rolled up into a furious shout. It was general Margueritte, through whose  cheeks a bullet had just passed,  and who was on the point of  dying. He could not speak; he  waved his arms down in tie direction  ol' the enemy.  The shout kept growing louder: "Our general!,Let us avenge  him, let us avenge him."  Then,  the colonel of the  first  regiment, lifting  up  his  sword,  cried in a.voice of thunder:  "Charge!"  The trumpets sounded, the mass  of m^n moved forward at first  at a trot. Prosper was. in the  first rank, but almost at the extreme end of the right wing. The  great danger is in the centre,  where the fire of the enemy in-  stincth ely plays havoc. When  they reached the crest of the  hill and began to descend'on the  other side towards the vast plain,  he saw very clearly about a thousand yards\away, the Prussian  squadrons against whom they  were being buried. Otherwise, he  rode as in a dream, he bad a  light-headed feeling, a sense of  floating along in a state of sleep,  an extraordinary vacuity of  mind which left him without a  single idea. It was his body  which was advancing, under an  irresistible impulse. The officers  kept repeating: Bunch together!  Bunch together!" to close the  ranks as much as possible and  give to them a granite-like resistance. XTheh according as the  pace quickened, and became changed into an enraged gallop, thr  African cavalrymen pushed forward, Arab fashion, with savage  shouts which excited their horses. Soon that furious gallop,  those fierce howls became transformed into a diabolical race, a  hellish onset, which the crackling of bullets accompanied with  a sound, like hail as they beat  down on all the metal, the^ wooden bowls, the tin vessels, the  brass of the uniforms"* and armour. Into that hail passed the  tempest of the wind and lightning with which the ground was  shaking, leaving in the sun an  odor of burning wool and of perspiring deer. '  At a distance of five hundred  yards, Prosper fell beneath a  terrible eddy of shot which was  carrying everything before it.  He seized Zephyr by the mane  and succeeded in getting back  into the saddle. The centre ranks,  riddled and routed by the fu-  silade, had just given way, whilst  the two wings eddied and fell  back in order to renew their sally. It resulted in the fatal and  anticipated annihilation of the  first squadron. The* slain horses  lay in a heap on the ground,  some killed at one blow, the others struggling in the throes of a  violent dyings agony; and dismounted riders were to be seen  running with all the strength of  their little, legs looking for a  horse. Already the dead were  scattered over the plain, and  many riderless horses kept on  galloping, returning pf their  own volition to their plaee in  the battle line, in order to take  part in the firing of a mad company, as if attracted by the powder. The charge was renewed,  the   second   squadron   advanced  with increasingfury, the men lying on' the neck and shoulders  of. their horses, holding their  sword at their knees, ready to  thrust. Two hundred yards  more were crossed, in thejnidst  of a deafening, tempestuous  shout. But, again, under the  shower of bullets, the centre, was  hollowed out, and men and horses  fell, stopping the progress onward with the inextricable" obstruction of their bodies. And  the second squadron was thus  mowed down, in its turn, giving  place to those who followed.  Then  when, with" heroic persistence,  the  third  charge   was  made, Prosper  found  himself in  the midst of the French hussars  and light cavalry. The regiments  were   getting   mixed   up,    they  had become, as it were, a huge  wave which was constantly  being broken to pieces and reforming,  in  order  to facilitate    its  work of carrying off everything  which it met.   He had no longer any idea of what was going  on, and he committed himself to  his   horse,   that brave   Zephyr  whom   he   loved so   much   and  whom a wound in the ear seemed to madden,   Now, he was in  the centre,   other horses   were  rearing and falling down around  him, men were being thrown  to  the ground, as if bloWn over by  a gale of  wind,  whilst   others,  killed at once,; remained in their  saddles,  still charging,  with vacant eyes.   And, this time,   behind   the   two   hundred   -yards  which  they  had  carried  anew,  the stubble-fields came into view  again, covered -with the dead and  dying.   Some  of them were lying with their   heads buried in  the ground. Others, having fallen on their backs, were looking  up at the bright sun with eyes  of terror, starting from their orbits.   Again, it: was a big black  horse, ah officer's horse, its body  cut open, trying in vain to stand  up, its two  fore feet caught in  its wound. Beneath the redoubled fury of the fire the wings ed  died   once again  and  fell back  only to advance again, infuriated  At last, it was only the fourth  squadron, who fell, at the fourth  charge,   into   Prussian   hands.  Prosper,    his   sword    uplifted,  struck casques and. dull-colored  uniforms   which    he    saw    as  through a    mist. <   Blood   was  flowing and he noticed tbat Zephyr's mouth was bloody and he  imagined it was with having bitten someone in the hostile ranks.  The clamor around him rose to  such' proportions that he could  no  longer  hear  himself shouting, yet his throat felt torn with  the howling which must be proceeding from it But behind the  first Prussian line there was another,   and   then   another   and  then another again. Heroism was  useless, those   deep    masses   of  men were  like high  blades  of  grass in tbe midst of which horses  and  riders were  disappearing.   They, mighty try in vain to  cut them down, there were  always more of them. The firing  kept  on with  such intensity at  close quarters that uniforms took  firex Everything ^ was " foundering,    was    becoming    engulfed  amongst   the   bayonets,   in   the  midst  of   battered   chests   and  broken   skulls.    The"   regiments  left   there   two-thirds   of  their  strength, and there remained of  that   charge   only   the   glorious  madness of having attempted it.  And,  suddenly,   Zephyr,   struck  by a bullet right in the breast,  fell, crushing beneath him Prosper's   right    hip, the   pain   of  which was so acute that he lost  consciousness.  Maurice and John, who had  observed the heroic gallop of the  squadrons, uttered a cry of anger:  "Thunder of God, it is of no  use to be brave!"  And they . continued to, discharge their chassepot, crouching behind the brushwood on a  little hillock, where they stationed themselves as sharpshooters.  Rochas himself,, who had picked  up a gun; fired a shot. But the  Illy plateau was indeed lost this  time, and the Prussian troops  were invading it on all sides. It  must have been about two o'clock-, when the junction was effected at last and the 5th corps  and the Guards had just joined  forces, closing the ring.  Suddenly John fell over:  "I am done for," he stammered -  He had received a heavy han-  mer-like Jblow on the top of his  head, and his military cap, torn  and blown off his head, lay behind him. At first, he thought  his-skull had been elrft and that  Lis brains were ext-osed. Fur  some seconds he did not dare to  put his hand to his head, sure  of finding a hole there. Then,  having risked it, he lowered -his  fingers and found, them reddened  ly a thick stream 'of blood. The  pain was so violent that he  fainted.  But Maurice was in despair.  .. Atvthat moment Rochas gave  the order to retreat. A Prussian company was not more than  two or three hundred yards  away. We were bound to be  taken prisoners.  *"Dojiot be in a hurry, turn  around and fire your shot. We  will join forces down there, behind that little wall.  "Lieutenant, surely we are  not going to leave our corporal  here?"  "If he has received his reckoning, what .else can we doJ'\  "No, no! he is breathing * ���������  Let us carry him away!"  Shrugging his shoulders, Rochas seemed to say that they  could not encumber themselves  with all those who had fallen. On  the field of battle, the wounded  are no longer of .any consequence. Then, in a beseeching tone, Maurice addressed himself to Pache and Lapoulle.  '' Come, give me a helping  hand. I am too weak, all by myself."    ''kk':."k ---"A A"  They did not listen to him,  they did hoi hear him, they were  thinking of themselves only in  the over-excited instinct of self-  preservation^. Already, they were  gliding along on their knees,  and disappearing at a gallop, in  the, direction of the little wall.  The Prussians were only a hundred yards awayjaow.X-'.'X.  ''''';And,:weepnig:with'.Tagej:':Mau-  rice remained alone with the unconscious -John, and, seizing him  in his arms tried to carry him  away. But, indeed, he was too  feeble and puny, and exhausted  with fatigue' and anguish. Suddenly he tottered and fell with  his burden. If only he could  see an ambulance man! He looked around wildly, thought he recognized, one amongst the fugitives and made violent signs. No  one returned. He summoned up  his last forces, took John up  again, and succeeded in taking  about thirty steps, and, a shell  having burst near them, he  thaught it was all over, that  he, too, was going to die beside  the body of his companion.  Slowly Maurice rose jip again-.  He felt himself, he had not been  hurt, he Jbad not even a scratch-  Why, then, did he not flee!  There was still time, he could  reach the little wall "in a few  bounds, and he would be safe.  His fear became revived and  maddened him. With one bound  he was about to start running,  when bonds stronger than death  held him back. No! it was not  possible, he could not abandon  John- JJis whole flesh bled at the  thought, ��������� for the fraternal tie  which had sprung up between  this peasant and himself pierced  his inmpst heart, and the very  joot of life. It owed its source,  perhaps, to the early days of  the world, and it was also, as if  there were no longer two men,  one of which could renounce the  other without renouncing himself.*'       '  If MauPJce, an hour'previous,  had not eaten his crust of bread  under shell fire, he would never  have found the strength to do  what he did then. Besides, it was  impossible for him to remember  anything about it later. Putting  John on his shoulders, he dragged himself along, stopping to  get his breath, twenty times, in  the middle of the stubble fields  and brushwood, stopping at each  stone, and recovering himself, although standing. An invincible  determination sustained him, a  strength of resistance which  would have enabled him to carry a mountain. Behind the little wall he found'Rochas and the  few men of the squad, still firing and defending the flag which  the sub-lieutenant held under his  arm.  In case of failure, no line of  retreat/ had been pointed out to  the army corps. With want, of  foresight and on account of the  confusion, each general was free  to act as he liked, and all, at  that hour, found themselves  thrown back into Sedan, under  the formidable pressure of the  victorious German armies. The  second "division of. the 7th corps  had retreated in good enough order, whilst the remains of the  other \divisiohs, mingling with  the remains of the 1st corps, was  already rolling towards the town  in a frightful rout, a torrent of  anger and of fear carrying along  men and beasts.  But at that moment Maurice  had the joy of seeing John open  his eyes again, and as he was  running^ to a neighboring stream  to get some water to wash his  face, he was very much surprised to see again, to his right,  at the bottom of tlie secluded  valley protected . by rugged  slopes, the peasant whom he had  seen  in  the   morning  and  who  continued to plough in a leisurely  manner, pushing his plough  which was**** drawn by a big  white horse. Why lose a day!  It was not because men were  fighting but because the vbeat  would stop, growing and the  world   would   stop   living.- -  ���������From the  French of  Entile  Zola.  Buttonholed by an over-inquisitive journalist, a British  cabinet niinister administered a  neat rebuke. "How long do you  think the war will lastf" was  the final question of a long series asked by the interviewer.  Very promptly the .minister asked: "Hoy? long is a piece 3 of  string?" The interviewer stared  at him in astonishment. "I���������-I  don't .know,-'������ he gasped. "Neither 'do I," said the minister,  cordially. "I'm glad we've agreed  about   something.   Good   morn-  ing-    ~   '    XX'���������xx..;"  Western Call, $1.00 per Year.  SEALED TENDERS addressed to  the -undersigned and endorsed  "Tender for Telegraph "Wire" will be  received at this office until 4.00 P.M.  on Monday, July-10, 1916, for 463,-  500 lbs. of Galvanized Iron Telegraph  Wire delivered at Montreal,' Que.; or  128,500 lbs. of same delivered at Kamloops, B. C, and 35,000 lbs. deliver:  ed at "Vancouver, B. C, early dates  of   delivery'desired.  Specification and forms of tender  can be obtained on application to tbe  office of the General Superintendent  of the Government Telegraph Service  at the Department of Public "Works,  Ottawa; also at the office of Mr. J.*  T. Phelan, superintendent of Government Telegraphs at Vancouver,  Bj^-C...  , Each tender must be accompanied  by an accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to- the order of the  Honourable the Minister of Public  Works, equal to ten per cent (10 p.  c.) of the amount of the tender,  which will be forfeited if the person tendering decline to enter into  a contract when called upon to do  so, or fail to complete the contract.  If the tender be not accepted the  cheque will be returned.  The Department - does not bind itself to accept the lowest of any tender. ~,  By order, X  R. C. DESROCHERS,  Secretary. t  Department  of  Public  Works.  Ottawa, June 13, 1916.  Newspapers will not be paid for  this advertisement if they insert it  without authority from tbe Department.���������63727.  An American stopping at, a  London hotel- rang several times  for attendance, but no one answered. He started for the office  in an 'angry mood, which was  not improved when he found that  the "lift'' was not running. Descending two flights of stairs, he  met one of the chambermaids.  "What's the matter with this  dashed hotel!" he growled. "No  one to answer yonr call and no  elevator running." '  *  "Well, you see, sir," said the  maid, "the Zeps were reported,  and we were all orderd to the  cellar for safty."  . _      "  "���������," ejaculated the American. "I was on the fifth floor,  and I wasn 't warned.''  "No, sir," was the bland reply, "but you see, sir, you don't  come under the employers'-liability act, sir.���������Boston Transcript.  Visitor���������But whatever induced  you. to take up safe-cracking for  a living f  "Oh! I dunno, lady. I guess I  had a natural gift for it"-���������Life.  --*'���������*���������,    -*-"'"  ' - X <*\  .;     \. -J  -''   ?; d  "       "   *"*   1  ���������*"            .. _1  ,x   _  _.    j?A  &? 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C  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  the above-named Society intend to alter its objects as contained in its Declaration of Incorporation by substituting therefor the following objects,  viz.:N  "For making provision by means of  contributions, subscriptions, assessments, donations or otherwise against  any one or more of the following:  (a) Sickness, accident, unavoidable  misfortune^or-death-of-itB-inembers;^ ^  (b) For pensioning its members or  relieving widows _and orphan children of members deceased;  (c) For giving such financial or  other assistance to its members or to  their families or dependents, or to any  benevolent or provident purpose as the  Society may from time to time by its  by-laws  determine."  AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE  that a special meeting of the Society  will be held at Firehall No. 2, 754  Seymour Street, Vancouver, B. C., at  the hour of 2.30 o'clock in tbe afternoon on the 18th day of > July, 1916,  to determine the action to be taken  in   this   regard. ' 0  DATED at Vancouver, B. C, this  second day of June, 1916.  HUGH STEEN,  JOHN A. PAUL,  THOS.    BOTTERELL.  Trustees of the above named Association.  trooros o? ocmu, nun**  Coal mining rights of the Detain-  on, in Manitoba, Saikateheiran an*%  Alberta, tne Yukon Territory, tne  North-west Territories and in a portion of tbe province of British Columbia, may be leaaed for a term of  twenty-one years renewal for a farther term of 21 yenre at an nnnoa)  rental of $1 an sere. Not more than  2,560 acres will be leased to one  applicant.  Application for a lease own) 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 most  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 appli*  cant himself.  ' Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 wbicb will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable-output of tbe mine at the  rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn return*  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being; operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the eoal 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 of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ���������88578.  LEGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Bates 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  A -t  .'X-J  ���������. i  -        4������     -7 |  i in  u  .   ���������   i 8  *~*~.9?  THE WESTERN CALL  *..��������� >"*  MOUNT PLEASANT  - The secretaries of all ClubB  and Associations (whether social, religious or political) - aB  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.  Schools   close   today.   The en  trance examinations will be held  next week.   -After that the/kiddies are free for the holidays.  Miss Jessie Laird, of Nanaimo,  is the guest of Miss Ella Bell,  20th avenue 4 west.'  A children's flower service  will be held in Mt. Pleasant  Presbyterian church on Sunday  morning.  The annual picnic of the Mt.  Pleasant Presbyterian Sunday  school will he-held tomorrow afternoon at Mahon Park, North  Vancouver.  Large audiences have been in  attendance at the Mt.J Pleasant  Baptist church all this week to  hear the boy evangelist, Charles  Forbes Taylor. The meetings are  bright and cheery, and are a  splendid tonic for those who feel  depressed.  The annual summer festival of  the Ladies Guild of Mt. Peasant  Presbyterian church-was held on  Thursday afternoon and evening  on the church grounds. There  was a good attendance and the  festival proved a- success.  'Friday, June 23, 1916.  DELIGHTS OF A TRIP  ON THE NORTH SHORE  How often you hear ifr said  that we do not appreciate-the  natural advantages for -recreation which lie at the very-doors  of this city. No other city in  Canada can boast such facilities  for a sudden transition from the  city streets to primeval wilds as  we have here. Within an hour  one may leave the the crowded  city _ streets and be in the vasty  silences of mountain forests or  trudging along the banks of uproarious mountain streams as  far away, in environment, from  eity sights and sounds as though  this continent had only just been  discovered.  There is no more delightful  trip for the holiday seeker or  picknicker than' that over the P.  6. E. railway from North/Van-  run from North Vancouver to  Whytecliff occupies just forty  minutes and at the end of the  line is the beautiful Horse Shoe  Bay which has grown into a de-  delightful summer resort with a  beautiful bathing beach, yachting wharves, green lawns, shady  walks, pavilions, cottages and'all  that goes to make a pleasant play  ground and place of rest.  Along the line are many beautiful places each with its own1  particular, charm. Eagle Harbor  is a pretty - little bay around  which the line curves at a considerable height, affording an uninterrupted view of the islands and  channels with which the bay is  studded and then beyond, away  down the gulf of Georgia to the  horizon   studded   with  the gla  QUIETLY, QUICKLY, SMOOTHLY, YOUR4  HOUSEHOLD GOODS ARE MOVED  Without any fuss, any 'disturbance, without breaking or losing ai  valuable furniture or brie-a-brae BECAUSE CAMPBELL MATrffig  A BUSINESS TO MOVE' GOODS THAT WAY.  The big CAMPBELL ������Car Vans" are heavily padded inside ������j  completely enclosed, affording absolute protection.   Only skillful, inte  gent movers handle your goods.'  AND tbe charge is surprisingly am  _   Phone Seymour 7360 for full particulars. - -        .   -  X-  Q\mpbeilStoraceQ)mpany  OLDEST AND LArSEsT IN WESTEmTtANADA  "Phone Seymour 7360  Office: 857 Beatty. Street  In the Mt. Pleasant Methodist  church on Sunday night an honor  roll .tablet of members of the B.  C. Conference now serving at  tne front will be unveiled.  Residents of this community  are deeply interested in the condition of the Vancouver Y. M. G.  A. in the financial crisis which  threatens to impair the organization as a Working force for  good in the city. In ihis connection a large representation  was present at the meeting called by Mayor McBeath on Tuesday evening. While no tentative  plans have as yet been-arranged  for assisting the Y.M.C.A. it is  the general opinion that much  help,could be obtained in Mount  Pleasant. _' -     ,  t Those residents of this district  who were stung during the coal  shortage of last*winter will be  well advised if they will stock  up now and save themselves a  great deal of discomfort during  the cold weather.  At this season of the year  roses are the pride of many of  the amateur gardeners of this vicinity, and many beautiful specimens are to be seen. One thing,  however, which takes the heart  out of the amateur gardener is  the rose thief, and there are rose  thieves in Mount Pleasant. Several gardens have been visited  within-the last week and have  been robbed of. their choicest  blooms. A more despicable trick  can hardly be imagined and the  police will take a hand in the  game shortly if it continues.  Pfcoow: Jfortb Van. 383 and 103.  WAIUCE SHIPYARDS. LTD.  JWW1TCI.J18 and SJWBTOPJ3&S  Steel and Wooden Vessels ������nilt, Pocked, Painted  and Repaired.  tfoxtfc Vancouver, 3. 0.  " Pride of the West"  ���������===== 3RANP������������������  0V3BAWA SBWTS, PANTS and MACJHNAW  0WT8WG  MAWOTAOTTORD IN VANCOUVER  By  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Ooods Made at Home, and' get both the  Goods and the Money."  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving;  Baggage, Express and Dray.   Hacks and'Carriages  at all hoars.  Phono Fairmont 848  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish,-Prop.  On the P. O. ������., North ShomY $jrhmn Trail and Beach at Horse Shoe Bey  couver tb Whytecliff irif^fthe  course of which - the ttaVeller  will encounter in a, mattei*K of  twelveland a half nulefc'ar-*-f|wa*t  a variety pf -.scenery _ of .'^suphr  grandeur and' beauty as cmF be  found anywhere .on this contin-  entrs~Lofty mountains, dizzy  precipices, sombre", roaring canyons, glimpses of the sea: 'and  gem-like - islands and channels,  splendid io-fests and rushing  mountain streams, all go to make  a panorama of natural delight  and ever changing interest. U^.  Puring the two years oF^o  in which this line has beeh' rin  operation many'villages, summer  resorts and camps and cottages  have been built along the shores  followed by the road.-The eftflye  ciers and snow caps of the Olympian mountains, seventy miles  away. . "  Caulfeild is really a big game  center where bears and deer and  lynxes are seen almost daily.  From Caulfeild the thickly forested mountain side slopes steeply away up to an altitude of  5.000:or 6,000 feet. ~ r   "  - At Cypress ' Park_ the ��������� line  crosses, a splendid" canyon at the  bottom' of which a^ mountain  stream, crystal;: clear, roars over  its- stoney bed or loiters wr cdeep  green pools where the fisherman  finds bis delights.  Pundarave is quite a pretentious settlement of permanent  homes and camps and is a veritable fairy land of Wauty. So  also is Hollyburn.  At almost any point along the  road beautiful"spots for picnick-  ing, mountain climbing, fishing,  exploring or what not, may be  found. The mountains are intersected in all directions with trails  and skid roads.  The train service is excellent,  there being an average daily of  fifteen trains with four extra on  Sunday, both ways. The trains  consist of a gasoline motor car  and,trailers. The cars are big,  roomy and ^comfortable". The delights .of .a trip' along the north  shore on this line need only be  known to become' a .very popular  .institution in Vancouver.  One charm of the trip is that  thousands of picknickers might  .be distributed through the  woods and. there would be no  crowding. A party can in five  minutes be esconced in the forest, to all intents and purposes  miles away from civilization "or  any other parties.  Some Famous Chargers  One probable result of the* introduction of mechanical vehicles  into warfare will be the abolition  of the old custom of cherishing  the memory of famous war Worses. When generals, conducted  campaigns on horseback, before  the advent of the field motorcar  their favorite charges used to receive many honors. When a statue of Lord [Kitchener was erected at Calcutta, the famous soldier arranged that the sculptor  should picture him mounted on a  stone^eproduction of his famous  horse Democrat, which carried  him through many important  campaigns.  Wellington's famous charger,  Copenhagen, when "he died was  buried with full military hbnp-rs.  The Iron Duke's horse was'a  magnificent chestnut, and he-  carried his master many hundreds  of miles in Spain, and at the battle of Toulouse. Xlf he fell,'*  said the Duke, "it was on standing corn as-I sat in the saddle."  The remains of Napoleon's white  stallion, Marengo, are preserved  at the Royal United Service Institution, while another of Bonaparte's steeds, which he purchased at St; Helena and bore the  name of King George, figures in  many famous paintings. The  horse which Lord Ronald rode in  the Balaclava charge was cherished by his family until its  death, when a tombstone was  erected over its grave.  Things They Didn't Do  Nero did not blow out the gas.  Cromwell never rode in a mo-  tpf car. 'XX ���������:;'���������.     "XXX  The Queen 0f Sheba never attended a bridge party.  Napoleon never telephoned for  reinforcements. '  Cleopatra did not wear a union  suit.        -*'* x.-'::-*X "XXX  Julius Caesar was not known  to write notes to rival nations.  ; Solomon was never investigated by a graft commission.  " Noah did   not carry   an umbrella: *     .  George'-. Washington never  threw his hat in the ring.      ;  'Office Phone:   Seymour   8766*8766  DIXON & MURRAY  1      Office and Store Fixture Manufacturers,  Jobbing Carpenters, Show Oases  Painting, Paperhangtng and XiOsomlnlig  Shop: 1065 Sansmuir St.   X Vancourw, B. O.  Banish Corns and Sore Feet  in Leckie Boots  When your feet slip into a LECKIE they  feel at ease at once. The style is there, too, and  wear! well just make your next pair of boots  LECKIES' and compare them with any boots  you have ever worn before.  LECKIE BOOTS  come in all styles and sizes and your shoe dealer  will- be glad to try them on your feet.   Don't  forget���������they're made in B. C.���������name stamped,  on each pair.  AT ALL DEALEBS  -���������''���������  (MS  sw>utHry^cdUV6^  Want Saturday Holiday  _ Ninety-seven per cent. p������,the  merchants in South Vancouver  have signed the agreement circulated in favor of a Saturday  half-holiday, and the reeve and  council are to be petitioned to  proclaim a half-holiday for every  Saturday afternoon. The council  is also to be requested to secure  the consent of the Attorney-General to -prosecute under the-Sun-  day Trading Act:  No One to Blame  The jury  which inquired into  the   circumstances    surrounding  the death of Cecilia S. Clark, the  an interurban car on Wednesditf-  little girl who was run over fey'  afternoon, returned a. formalyer-r  diet and attached no blame to  anyone fop the qccident- Rider*  were added, however, recommending to the R. C. Electric  Company that the cars, and par  ticularly the fenders, be inspected on every change of motor-  men. It also recommended from  evidence���������submitted ���������that - the  company issue instructions ' to  lower the speed of the ears between _^hort distance stops and  when approaching curves. Tbe  child was the daughter of - a mo-  torman on a Central Park car.  Are Deceiving Austrians  The Petit Provencal, of Marseilles, publishes the following  strange story, which is generally  believed in southern France: "A  former Austro-Hungarian diplomat who left the service of the  Dual Monarchy many years ago  and now lives in France states  that the present Austrian" ruler  is an imposter. The real Emperor  Francis Joseph died in 1884 after  a short illness. He was poisoned, but for political reasons the  government and the court kept  his death secret. To explain his  absence from Schoenbrunn it was  reported the monarch had started on a hunting trip in the mountains. Several weeks after the  burial of the ruler a Hungarian  by the name oi! Hyjahos, who  looked exactly like the dear Emperor, was found and brought to  SchoenbruhnV This man played  his part to perfection, but, he  lived only -five years. When he  died in 1889 another substitute  had to be found. ,  " Since that time a dozen pld  men who look like the original  Francis Joseph have been kept in  a convent in Bohemia and three  of them already have, posed as  rulers of the Dual Monarchy.  The present occupant of the  thrones of Austria and Hungary  is a Bohemian peasant who cannot even read or write."     The  Petit Provencal promises affidavits to prove the storyv_  "Every time baby looks into  my face he smiles," said the  proud father. "Well, it may not  be exactly polite of baby, but it  shows he has a sense of humor/'  was the crushing retort.     . '--c  "I understand," said Mrs.  Twickenbury, "that Germany  has invented a new and very  powerful expletive/'���������Christian  Register.  MOB  aoco  HOME TO BENT  For Bont���������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.  Bent, $16 per month. Box A., Western  Call. j


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