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The Western Call 1916-06-30

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 sX   '   ^-:  p*^;--':   2c  ���������Ca^X^*^ -kj^J$$Ak&  r^0}r:A-^^Ay0J0iA  -..���������-''���������' The'' BrtretMwJoif^iiii^pWft:  '. and ��������� A6i^iati<>iu������(wIw^r^iM-\^  ,;aai;;" 'T*^^^J'pamK*f^*M  well as private lafivia������li,vcaie  invited to send in ^eny^It^iMOt:  'geheral;*,tftoi^������^^  ^biicatioj. io;,t^ ^lu^li*.-;  'Copy vinay;*.'!^  ���������; phoned in, and shotiH-reach tbi������  noon to eature ^U^Mir  *U������ A; chil^^^-fldirer ?sfcmc(ei|^&  ielidL ��������� inJ'Mt^R^  *: ian- church on Sunday morriin^  '���������������������������'������     I-'    -.'     ':;'������������������       ���������   --r   '   '    XX,'    ''   ]'      ������������������--        ; --"I,--"*-'' "v'X'."''^:'''  :.V"^T'*J  '���������'���������last.;   ���������-' ^TomorrowX*^  J-. It would^e'#e^$������i*'f^^  to :remembeiS|i^^  ��������� ���������*. n������ast-;high^ 'tJow^^^kkk^^^SM-  ;'XX:'A :^AAA^^^AAJm^JAsJ^Jr.  X^Many^Mpi^^  t^were^sticcej^^  %:ammatiohs;;'^f^  ; rdemjr of Mustek  t .^Aliargela^^  fe'iiiant-pe  ^ital|giyien  '% M^XEsteM^ei^l  ^���������jT^^^   X"f*Tle~5^  "l^ih is now open to the public.  Fhe interior fitting* .t^e .%ir that  ihe d^ir^-aitffglhe^  A PAIN8TAKIHQ MUSICIAN  XXX' ��������� ���������- -   UK  r x |^^*-|B|tag������a^  ������^|t<������^  Bndiman,xorj������ii^t^  coinmissioner8r  Xirasf'''''''"'"^  xi^cmpi  ^iid^ithe- ������|0ity committee  gardihg the purchases - fot   the  ^atliiw|ltk������������"*^^  ��������������������������� X-:"-::.'r"X   j'^/*--j;:V*'V.',v>���������-���������������������������������'(���������".' ���������'���������5y ������,-��������� '*---������^*'>;**.'*-������r^J\   '/  ������Iu^X������t������^^  should' XiecerveJ- ��������� >��������� cbuaidc^tibh.:  I Commissioner   Logan   expressed  bpinioh  that the  board sho^d  sible, while Commissioner Hutch  ;������i;;^ew.ot:::^  ���������a .-general discussion;w^ich-"v foi=*  ^iible, andfi^waa (iecided   to  ������war<^ the  a '.suggest  Walifajgii^ ������||i|;tb::thai  ^^AiA^i- ?ii?z<>iL&i^%i&^-^ ���������>��������� ;^w%e mttsie^^cohi^ttee^ in deal-  ; with; > hiatid cphcOrts, stated  tXa, deputation from the Ir-  Fusiliers had appeared before  gran the subject of recitals for  season, and had stated that  band'';Wo^d,_be-;;iprepared   to  der the schedule as drawn up  the same terms as offered by  i city band. Iii ;yiev������* of the un-  airit y in regard ;|o the observe of the Iiorii^; Day Act and  application toitho pavilion, it  decided toat> iio^definite ae-  b^ ^a^eh7p^dSn<g a settle  t;e-fe|^iquiwtio^ J,  m*������ ��������� * ��������� ������������������..  r      piiin������i ..������������������v.i������Li    '     -            : x__a___L___B  Del^ate to Conference  Coun! Rowling will; represent  the municipality at the Georgian  Circuit conference which is to be  held at Victoria on Saturday. "  XThe women 'pf^Wi^-y.^Haire:  conducting, an active campaign  in behalf of the Women's Suffrage campaign.    ~'kA-r:J-Jr'A'A[A  w&.m?&.  ?.;*'Cri������-flr������'S-\ ������?������^vy^;*'-i-,* ',������;;��������� <" J ��������� J^'.' >!^ X.,g|  Mount Pleasant; has every, re^l;: The entertainnient arranged i  ^tJ^X^^^ i^*?'^^^**^i***^^?Uf^i^i ^^^^ii6^5i^5?^?������ij'^V^^^iKSSj^s  ^^..,^v_ ...^.. ,__.____u.������_._, .*������^^T,:.^-rv^ ^id^^tlfe^Bp&^Qss^an^#*  V.%neouver   ppera  t.-r.J-^ tti.rrj^l^L������-.���������^:- i&������:i_-~..J.-:-j -L-J-.  |Siss->i  the Royal Aieademy off Music b������;  'i.:'>rr--'T'^-^:?'x^,~'..>:^'^':;^--'^-;^;''^^^^^^  ?^^'^*^i^)������^.^v'iiip|  '^���������^4^i^S������.^j^^^r^'&f^ ***"  per sent >ofthen^ta^  ^gfimmmxj^^  .^���������^v-. :*^l*'*-''"^.^r^^^^V.7^_44S.*5_������t4_N_:;C-'--    --  an achievemten^ *^ *^ -1���������  -__������.rV4.-T._-:'r;  V *  tentled.  ge\y   provided by   the  tal������ttod  ia2&r^^.^*s*^4^:li^���������Mv<^-^���������^^^^iJAT*^*>At^?  ������ttiQ0^1������|12^1iiMs*W^'r-'**~1,"^~J-  t^J!MW#ill!!PA:^X������'*X>'-"*.^^:t:;  fht with* a; dance; m|*eostume as  ii^::;:i(estOT|:FQria^  iponded with a Russian dance.  last Mar jorie���������;*; Stevens J gaiye ^  u^^n3|m1fl8M  ^to^Iemef^f ^wiiken -;Mel-:  ,_. .Il&e^ef ^:;*"Schon  ||fe^;l������^m^^;:*:'^  wniUctsbn^s^ ;^  l������^i^a^tj|iiSipi^  "' "''|a*|Ebrfra|^^  vj- '^ '��������� 'if'&^%^*>. -*���������' -&U- s_>'--   * -��������� -jfefev * ���������'������������������ '^#^ir, ���������  .  '-.'    ���������      ���������.'���������'     ������������������    "* ���������'' ���������;.5v..'-'d-j     S* tv? ���������'"���������     ���������.'���������������������������   ;,(*"?.-.  ^_Z.;X^^X.:4^-"X:^  '��������� 'jkkkJ-AkkAkk ~k^kJ$������^^kr3aw  _,^yso������fe������J|������!*i*ese^(  da)a^^^^ ^eiight^  n'^XliiMl-*'-'  ^Piit,^^^ __  ������������������j-mtlV���������,_-"~-'-- T_.f^������������������?-l������aKJL---\.miOm^.#..-  ^^^apff  ykio^il^^^^  ^|^ion:^|^^^X  Ti^im^*^^    ;j^^Io^^.X������^^^^|  i^3b^ws_^|he^  jpositw a^ong,%;;j*bi%l organs  aii^olMilitSiiiiMii^^  -.ThfrSSe  ^^4  80:  l-vV.-wV;;*.:  '*.*?  .Park,' A Nox^AW&^  600   parents- tod:;ehJld^n-^  in the  even^Liand^ % ^:tl|or<  good time^ was;' spent^r^;M  Park-is one: of thie^nw^  ful spots oh the {nOTth;; shore,  any institutionXJ������$^^  site for ah outing'^o^^do^ipt  ���������to  get;m-'-t������B^^^^  Vancouver autKprit|e?.:;2  ^���������^^^  -I  k/t'f'*S:  W^iS^i  ia^ne:  ^������l__^^^v^:^--*������5f  ,ct>n.^Vious^oA������nd juUkaou,  "* "*":"'*' ���������" 'rS&F������\$:^ZxgMmf{&������*'"'"''  aeleetmg bi J^  r.rendered*;  ttyterian  elnirch^wiar -hielii;i84������t  fbtOjiW'&f^  '  "     "    "  " -^ed^ffSiii^^  l^reMer^^by? his choir, jof - b������e^  3f^)iee^,;  H^^r^pfe:tb;C^ancb^^  $&W'vb^fthe ^^^vGbhse^toty  gaH-^^Hi^g^  .���������___.,the:'vl^  ]'i^-?^&^$!*&)^v\������>'\~A~~-',k ������������������--i'K    -'"T' **��������� '-        ���������.������������������-.  i?  X.?i*������-:.-���������*,v-f--r  of5 Music.  .y.*ft;J*x-'>'*'.'  ;viv?*.-;Sv  >*^w-'';  BE SCHOOL BOAi&^AttS  :..".- "��������� "��������� ������������������.:V,v'.--^~*:r;V'v^:-.t*^:^->.f.'_-J  ���������'���������^A^L:-;  W^hether i)r^hot :*th^*^  meeting held in-eoni^ij^*iw^i  the schbol!hbard ^o^^wjl^-l  productive of Zanjf*.nseful ^results  remains to be fieeniXTheiififfltite-  tion at present is nwv������!|q||]'  ising from, the ratepaye*r^pOTnt  of view.   The board has  talce-a;  plenty of Iramiprs are^ aiflpat  ���������$<;g,r^^  ^^lie^-U'pXb^^^   On; the bib  ^^;e^'l-tb1^ei^:^^^ '  P^l'iKSplbde^^^  "��������� ���������"- Vy^;thX meeting; on  R  definite steps to co^tei^cjt-ftKe  move ; of the city Xbitnw;ir m;r(#  gard to the investigation into_the  affairs of th'e:/b.bard;/,5"Al^^h0]rii  or not they will be succe^ful^isr.  not known-'as yet, but^one^thSng'  isjpre that the legal tangle wlujcft;  seems inevitable 'swill be'j.o-^ery  his school assessment.  charges, it is said; are ready to  mmm^.  v  _|i ligsday .e^nin^ presided^ byersl>y>  -*-*--'-��������� 3ffi^r$f^ TelfbM  ���������ti^B^f ia good deal of^fun, hut;  iipt^nmch.jeal business^* A ^resb^T  iution was adqpte^ndbrshig the ���������  acljifm- op; the ci^-coun^ m  gard''-'���������ttf^^^ropbai'-B^i^  ���������^^^Bje^ond-tHat ft^^i^^sort og  %>t^i1rvgathenh^l^Ve^^dy ap^  1{jf^ntly-x Was A witutintg J^irS ^onMiJ  thiftg^to dr<^Slnjt^ift|hih^ ^ex-  little use to the ma^;wh(������;$i^  " " "* ^������rage eitiz^ ^t^^^^;^^^^  to give e^resai^  be laid before Justice Jfu^^  p^wii^iihA^'^^  i^er;inspiration: froni the  ^}ji>^l^?NelUbvi^^df*rtt Miolnea  Xwv.^I^  fiye 'yeai������   of^ vp^istbratb ibf the  First ;Cbngregati(^l church on  g^^m f|b^p|*fc^ ;both  mbwSi^^ha evening. Pr. Unsworth: is Centering the Presbyterian: , churehi^^^:;hayinig been received  at'JjkktioJe meeting of A the^ General  Assembly; l^hlf in Winnipeg.. He  wfll > gp?e^ Sas  katoon for a time:  .^^M^fMliw. in a jufetty char  acterdtiet Pi^cia S^monmad<  *a:;tccm^e^^^������'^^  ^^\ja%^!^^^^^0i^J^^  oth^->a*^pw^  *^h1t:-^i#ef3^1^^"^     Molly  Malone;''jl^n^^dfertf,~: a* born  Cipmedieniie. appearedXvith   stic-  .r--hi- ~*.^J"---vti---?-i^*^r-'c-'-'.''";"_'-*'V '������������������-' V' "*-'  jeess :in: a number .of tumorous  songs and Mj^^xia*tibris, and  made tier ^est^ib^^^an J^  ^wohaJtipnX1^k ^^^H*n% tppera.  primaXlt^M^  in--::& 'bronounced  ^it-.>kirtp^||(j^^^  ;|ia^h^8^ItaU^ -  ^|4-^%i^:;pi^u^;|p  peate^thie ^w^cess^ she ^msxteJ at  theg^ktl^sl^c^lue, -;;; ent^rtain-  inentr witfeh^^lever^^ing^a  dancing. In ^<������tt"v niinSer Xhe ap-  :petfred with her Welder^sister-May  ^^theitwo children "of t^e^Scpteti  iBsh-wife (MissXTean Moll^n) in  aSdj^matized; yersipn7 ;of the old  api^XCailer Heicsiri1:" B6th  siste-rsi^breda .hit later in the  ^duet-The Crookfc Bawbee."  vfMiss Eileen   (Jravely^ with "a  aiii Irish^|ig\:fbr whieh vshe was  warmly./ encored, .while "Miss  Joyce' Pmuphrey- gave similar^de-  Illi^^^^^-^gll^^l^eW  $^^^^^^^^i^k'.^0  Iwq^|fi|a^lifeip^' -siilpr's  iibiiai^in'-?:tjhVVscene "r;-, / A:r J  '������������������'���������~Wi^UA^Jr-^'r':'rr^':i .���������������������������-'��������� :'r'rr ','��������� - ..*'  rr'^r  ���������'.-.  The Wpnieii''s Forum had Ja  spirited discussion Over the- lack  of publicity in^ ebnheetion with  school bparid; affafirs,-?' and: li.aVe  sent a request tp the board that  greater publicity be given to Jhe  work of the tirmtees ini;.^6nlicic;  tion with this phase bf.eiyic; administration; AA'. '"'''��������� *.-: Aa Jri AAJJJA,:.  Joins American Anny %  iA:-deiiet{A^a������j. been received  from Stanley Ress; who untilvrer  cently w;as a member of the municipal fire department and resided^ on25th>ave.:east, but who  is ncwihjRbstjmy stating that he  has joined the Massaehusette 9th  li^i^^an^ej^^ some  fighting |Betweeri ttie United Sta  'te5-:aM"Mexico*..:-v.i':i;u'it7:: Auk-J  *    "."���������'���������'' .���������"'.���������'.'���������'!.'   ���������".')  '������������������'."      -     .���������-'..���������" XX ,.' '-4   ������������������.���������-.l������tr--������~^'-$Z%r������^s&  iV-;   -'*X; ���������/Jir^^JA'-^J^'^M^^S^'  PatterMnj :B.^^ah hbn������H^ " ="  aite*^ of :iTriniidad; ':-Viiw������lLmaW}WSM  ronto.   Mr. Patterson haiar  ���������Hc^princiMl'i:^:''bf--V^tte  boys' '* school in the middle ;wp^pfe  thp Western t5anada������(^leji^|l^ "  the past  ; seven yeaw. X?i^ii|g||  ���������   ��������� ���������������������������,'   j.  ��������� - v,*. ="-*",'.. ^o^.'.I'������**.-'*V'*SH)S**������w3  i"     ���������  .     ���������������������������   '7,   , ���������',' '-'   i' , ''f -V'J-*?.'^toAW^T������'iCMW(  ���������     *������������������    ���������     -*-'��������� ������������������.:'-*i-^:i^_f'^M������S_?5_  Want Telephone Toll  Representing r-. >��������� the": ���������: BowSji^  Trade Mr. John Rankine  ���������_v..^i_E>  the; municipal council "tl^ii^ll^^^g^  to;; make some ,eff.pit^';:''hiiy^  tiveHjent,' toll. *'fqritmesi^^  the'/'eity*: *ai^U8hedJ:5He^'^^  but*;that if vSoiM^^^'^f^^^^  oh-"'a ''���������������������������strtigtf������Tifc&  'mediately 'J mean; AaJ^kiivMi^a^^Aj.""''  1000 telephones in the m^ew  ityi-.He^complainedlttt^^ '  sent **;^rla-i^  tomed to working inJJJQiiescwj^wSWA  ',���������>.������������������:���������'- ������������������- '���������,-::.        -:������������������������������������:��������� -:���������.���������>���������������������������,������������������������������������������������������������>���������������������������.���������?���������������������������-..-.''��������� rlX%&&P'X:<~gi!'t  out ;pf wbi^/a^d;;*;veyej|^^  the^::had-;;thb ^ t^^  cit^s:the:emplpye������::(^^  .phoning,' for. ::the^;tp|coi^||ii^f|^j^  -wo>k,V?ai^ >^  toih ;;;v������e^;;.^W^^ /"_  that;itte;-.m^  d^rr-c^ideMtib-h^  ind^-ttiMi-oiiiMnrM  subject - ^ ^-- --^-"^ ������^-^.^������i2M  ;|XX ^iljj^ j|(pji(^^  Ti^ihia^jlfe^  Headmaster for Langara school:  Mr. Sharjrard waaedueated ^at  Toronto university where he obtained double _ honors and after  wmelio^tb^^l^  miMmM''"^'*'  ������i^i___s>' ^_iJ____l__I __������_i_S__3^^^  -^^���������^������������������^  Doath.'of- Professor Hambourg  His-, many friends in Vancouver will be shocked to hear of the  death from heart failure on June  nth^xbf Prof. Michael Ham-  bburg, the head of. the.Hambpurg  Russian Conservatory of Toronto and a cosuibpoiite with friends  the wprid oyer. Three nights previously ; he was at a concert arranged by/him in Massey Hall,  apparently in1 the |i best of health,  and^piithe day of his death was  but with his wife paying social  visits. Prof. Hambourg, in addition to being the father of three  noted musicians, Mark, the pianist of London, England; Jan,  the violinist and Boris, the violoncellist, both of New York,  wds himself in. his- younger, days  'a.piano''virtuoso of note. He. was  born upwards of sixty years ago  in southern Russia, and as a  child commenced the study of the  pianoforte. At the age of 24 he  graduated from the Imperial Russian Conservatory at Petrograd  with highest honors, and was  shortly afterward sent to the Imperial Conservatory of the Province of Veronez as Professor of  pianoforteX     *X--.-r ":      -���������  '^r������^SK^SW^!^'  A The r b^^tjbhf ^'which: inany  sportsihen" are asking these days  ias to.;whether? there ; Will,be;ran  ^ehxseasqir/fbixpti^  in"g: this yeir was submitted to  the,; game .warden who in a  guarded: ahswer said that the  chances are in favor of a short  seasbh of four ' weeks on the  mainlandk and Vancouver island  with ttie exception of the Islands  electoral district and^ Comox.  From these two latter places  come reports that the birds have  suffered severely from the heavy  winter of last year.        ��������� c  "Much depends upon the state  of the Fraser River water,"  stated the game warden. "The  reports are that there is heavy  snow on ttie mountains. If these  stiould cause floods before the  birds are able to take care of  themselves it might make it ���������necessary-to declare a close' season.  After the hay is cut the deputy  wardens, will be in a position to  send in accurate reports. The indications are for a short season  of from four to six weeks on the  mainland, if we have no floods in  the Fraser valley."  The season last year lasted  two months from October 15.  There has since been an aetive  agitation not to open the pheasant season till November 1, and  this agitation is likely to-be. given effect to. A close season for  quail will.be-declared everywhere  ou Vancouver island this year.  The quail suffered badly in the  recent winter. -  D.jiick shooting will be indulged  ^r^^i^^^^^s^p^eiit -  fyy&Wina^^ff^^  the birds being ^yen^S^^^r*.  ^>us ��������� than- last^eaKx^xg^si' ^>  ���������'��������� :'������������������<.���������  '���������>':���������^.���������i'���������������������������'*''���������^���������.���������;y_T-t...���������;.���������^^<���������^.^',^r^^^^.>���������'.������Q  *  l  r^S^G  HAH; imMAimWMA \ V^k^J  GERMAN PIPWWAOy  r   '-.-���������-���������-"--'-..<,5  r:-^".;r.--v  ..-*_;���������>.���������.  5^2  Out of this erasfcf^^  power the extraor^i&^X'li^t haa*  emerged,' th^t,^*^(ijiiieL-m.:I������*iij^'i^"4������f '  their superior foi^s.rbuft^,^^  ies  have  received the  mostn'W^J^r^^^  generals, they...have.;r at *'the: ^aipie^M^^^  'Xi.J  structive blows frpin purTgenial:  generals, they, have at 'the same,'  time   won   by  their   diplomacy  success after success on the bat"    - -v >^,���������  tie ground 'of--:.the:;8nwn;*l������pa^:V&^%^*y  It is true that Biiljgaria'cai^fm^ ;^^^  on our side, but then she saw ah    " "  excellent   chance   of conquering  ��������������� -L*^'t?H- ���������  ft*������i-v,sJX  Macedonia and 'gaihihg,;:fet'.:v'^X'*'^^j^p|  venge for the last ��������� Balkan,srar^^J^.X^&'^i  At the same time our'."amhi^>:'^S?s  ���������-W^^i  ���������-.-��������� ^S&ij  ��������� rS^ir  ..���������^Sf"?  /v .-r-ri...^. r.  .'���������������������������'��������� ���������������������������-������������������;������-  adors  and diplomats���������supported;Xvftllti  .as they were by our yictoriw>;in;   '"'  the field���������-could not succeed ;,lnf  keeping Italy'to her treaty bblif :  gations or in persuadmg Rumania to observe her military-   coh^X  ventipDL- Nor could they preventAj  the  gradual estrangemebtXiii^ a  commercial"* sense���������of ;Dehmarjl,  Holland,  the two J ScShdihaviintt:;  states, and ���������.-.Switzerland,    whichX  Great   Britain  sought   to   bring:  about iri every conceivable way. X  Again, we   failed   to    screw;n_>'>  Greece to an obstinate resfatMiee :  against the ominous massing   of  French and'English troops at Sal-  oniki. And now, finally, the United States! ... .x-'X  If we permanently lay:   aside  our submarine warfare, as Wilr  son, the friend of Great Britain,  demands, then vrc are faced witb.=  a still longer war, for England  will act as  she did a-hundred:k  years ago when she forced oyer  new coalitions   against    Erahee. THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, June  30,  1916.  OMPHALE  AN ANTIQUARIAN STORY  (Translated from the French hy Aimee, for Western Call)  My uncle, the chevalier of * *  lived in a little house facing on  one side on the gloomy street of  the Tournelle and on the other on  the gloomy boulevard of St. Antony. Between the boulevard  and the side of the house some  old yoke-eims, destroyed by insects and moss, stretched their  emaciated arms piteously into  the centre of a kind of cess-pool  encased by high, black walls. A  few sickly flowers bent their  heads languidly, like young consumptive girls, whilst a ray of  sunlight was drying up their half  putrefied leaves. The grass had  made such inroads into the walks  that they could scarcely be distinguished, so long was it since  it had been cut or raked. One  or two red fish floated rather  than swam in a basin covered  with duck's weed and marshy  growth.  My uncle called that his garden.    .  In my uncle's garden, besides  all the beautiful things which we  have just described, there was a  rather slovenly-looking pavilion,  to which, doubtless, by way of  antiphrasis, he had given the  name of "Delights." It was in a  state of complete degradation.  The walls were Judging; large  slabs of rough-cast had become  loose and were falling to the  ground between the nettles ahd  wild oats. A putrid mouldiness  was turning the lower layers  green; the wood in the shutters  and doors had become sprung,  and would no, longer shut, or not  very tightly, at most. A kind bf  large hand grenade with radiant  emanations formed the decoration of the principal entrance;  for, in the time of Louis XV., the  time at; which the "Delights"  was built, there were always, by  way of precaution, two entrances.  Egg-shaped ornaments, endives  and volutes overburdened the  .cornice which had become worn  away by the filtering of. rain-water. In short, my uncle's "Delights" was a rather sorry-looking building. "'  This7poor ruins.Vof yesterday,  as .dilapidated as if it -were a  thousand, years old, a" ruin" of  ~plaster and- not of stone,. all  shrivelled and cracked, covered  with- lepnms growth, corroded  with jjmoaa and .saltpetre, looked  like one of those precocious old  men who are worn out with foul  debauches; it did not inspire any  respect, for .there is nothing so  ugly and so miserable in the  world as an old gauze dress and  an old plaster wall, two things  which ought not to last long and  which do last a long time..  It was in this pavilion that my  uncle installed me.  The interior was no less antique than the exterior, although  a little better preserved. The  bed was hung with yellow silk  _ damask^whichUwas covered-witti  great white flowers. A rockwork  dock rested on "a pedestal  which  .was ��������� incrusted with mother-of-  pearl and ivory. A garland of  pompon roses coquettishly encircled a Venetian glass; above the  doors, the four seasons were  painted' in cameo. A beautiful  lady covered with powder like  hoar-frost, and wearing a sky-  blue corsage and a ladder of ribbons of the same color, with a  bow in her right hand and a partridge in her left hand, a "crescent  on her brow, a greyhound at her  feet, was strutting about and  smiling most graciously at the  people inside a large oval frame.  She was one of my uncle's former mistresses whom he had  painted as Diana. The furniture, as one could see, was not  of. the most modern. Everything  contributed to produce the feeling that Ave were living in the  days of the Regency, and the  mythological hangings whieh covered the walls completed the illusion'most effectively.  The tapestry represented Hercules spinning at the feet of Om-  phale. The design was woven  after the manner of Vanloo and  in a style as much like Pompadour's as is possible to conceive.  Hercules had a distaff encircled  w ith a rose-colored ribbon; tie  was raising his little finger with  au especially peculiar grace, as  a marquis does when he is taking  a pin eh of tobacco, turning between his thumb and his first finger a white flake of hemp; his  sinewy neck was laden with ribbon bows, rosettes, tows of  pearls, and a thousand feminine  gewgaws; a wide, shotrcolor-  ed petticoat -with two immense  paniers eoinpleted the gallant ap  pearance of the monster-conquering hero.  Omphale had her white shoud-  ders balf-co\ered with the Ne-  meau lion-skin; her:fragile hand  rested on her lover's knotty  club; her beautiful fair hair;  which an artificial powder rendered ash-colored, fell carelessly  down her neck, which was supple and undulating as a dove's  neck; her little feet, real Spanish or Chinese feet, and which  would have had plenty of room  in Cinderella's glass slipper, were  encased in buskins, half-ancient  in style and of a delicate lilac  shade with a sprinkling of. pearls.  Truly she was charming! Hr  head was thrown back in an a-  dorably swaggering manner; her  mouth was pursed up and looked  delightfully poutingj her nostrils were slightly distended, her  cheeks a little flushed; an assassin, skilfully placed, heightened her beauty in a marvellous  manner; a little moustache was  all that was wanting to make him  a finished musketeer,  the tapestry, the necessary waiting-gentlewoman,   the   indispen-  There were other personages in  sable little god of love; but they  have not left upon my memory a  silhoutte distinct enough for describing them.  At that time I was very young,  which does not mean that I am  very old today; but I had just  left college, and I was staying at  my . uncle's whilst making a  choice of profession. If the good  man could have seen that I would  embrace that of narrator of fantastical stories, he would, no  doubt, have turned me out of  doors and disinherited me irrevocably ; for he professed for literature in general and for authors  in particular a most aristocratic  disdain. Like the true gentleman that he -was;' he threatened  to have his servants hang or  beat unmercifully, all those  little scribblers who dabble in  marking up paper and speaking  irreverently of people of rank.  God grant peace to my poor uncle ! but, truly, he did not value  anything in letters except the  epistle to Zetulbe.  At that time I Imd just left  college. I was full of dreams  and illusions; I was as artless,  and perhaps more so than a rose-  queen of.Salency. Quite happy  at no longer having to do "impositions," I found that everything was for the best in tbe best  of possible worlds. I believed in  an infinity of things; I believed  in M. de Florian's shepherdess,  in the sheep combed and powdered white; I did not for one moment doubt Jhe existence of the  flock of Mme. Deshouriers. %  thought there were indeed nine  muses, as affirmed by Father Jou-  vency's "Appendix of Gods  and Heroes." My memories of  Berquin and Gessner created for  me a little world in which everything was rosy, sky-blue and  apple-green. 0 holy innocence!  sancta simplicitas!. as said Me-  phistopheles.  When I found myself in that  beautiful room, a room of my  own, all to myself, I experienced  a feeling of joy second to no  other. I took a careful inventory of everything, to the smallest piece of furniture; I rummaged in jevery corner and explored  in all directions. I was in the  fourth heaven, happy as one king  or two. After supper, for they  took supper at my uncle's, a  charming custom which has fal  len into disuse, with so many  other no less charming customs  which I deplore with all my  heart���������I took my candlestick and  retired, so impatient was I to  take possession of my new dwelling.  On disrobing, it seemed to me  that Omphale's eyes had stirred;  I watched more closely, not  without a slight feeling of terror, for the room was large, and  the faint luminous obscurity  which floated around the candle  served only to make the darkness more apparent. I thought I  saw her turn her head in an opposite direction. My fears began to become seriously aroused;  I blew out the light. I turned  away from the wall. I pulled the  sheet up over my head. I drew  my night-cap down to my chin,  and I finally fell asleep.  It was several days before I  dared to cast my eyes at the accursed tapestry. ll  It might, perhaps, not be useless, in order to give a greater  semblance of truth to the improbable story which I am about  to relate, to inform my readers  that at this juncture I was in  reality a rather fine-looking boy.  I had the most beautiful eyes in  the world. I say so because I  was told so; a complexion somewhat fresher that what I have  now; a real carnation tint,  brown, curly hair such as I still  have, and seventeen years which  I no longer am. All I needed  was a pretty godmother to turn  me into a very passable Cupid;  unfortunately mine was fifty-  seven years and had three teeth,  which was too many of the one  and not enough of the other.  One evening, however, I disciplined myself to the extent of  casting a glance at Hercule's  beautiful mistress; she looked at  me with the saddest and most  languishing air in the world.  This time I pulled my night-cap  right down to my shoulders and  I thrust my head under my bolster.  That night I had a strange  dream, if indeed, it was a dream.  I heard the curtain-rings of  my bed slide with a creaking  noise, on their rods, as if someone had drawn the curtains hurriedly. I wakened up; at least  in my dream it seemed to me  that I had wakened up. I saw  no one.  The moon was shining on the  window-panes and shed into the  room its blue and lurid light.  Great shadows, strange shapes  stood out on ttie ceiling and on  the walls. The clock struck the  quarter hour; the vibration was  a long time in dying away; one  would have said it was a sigh.  The pulsations of the pendulum,  which could be distinctly heard,  might easily be taken for the  heart of a deeply-agitated person.  I was very ill at ease and I  scarcely knew what to think.  A furious gust of wind made  the shutters rattle and shook the  glass in the windows. The wainscoting creaked and the tapestry waved. I ventured to look  towards Omphale, having a vague suspicion that she had something to do with all that. I was  not mistaken.  The tapestry was shaking in  a violent manner. Omphale detached herself from the wall and  leaped lightly to the floor; she  came to my bed taking care to  turn herself in the right direc  tion. I do not think it is necessary to jecount^my stupefaction.  The most intrepid old soldier  would not have felt too ,assui$d  in similar circumstances, and I  was neither old nor a soldier. I  awaited in silence the end of, the  adventure. -  A small fluted, pwrling voice  sounded gently at my ear with  that ^delicate burring * affected  during the Regency by the marchionesses and the society people.  "Do I frighteil you, my - child?  It is true that you are only a  child; but it is not polite to be  afraid of ladies, especially of  those who are young and wish  you well; that is neither: honest  nor FrenchmanlikeT~it is necessary to chide you for those fears.  Come, little savage, stop looking  like that and do not hide your  head under. __the_ Jbed-clothes.  There is much to add to your  education, and you have made  but little progress, my fine page;  in my time the Cherubs were  freer than you are."'  "But, lady, it is because * *"  "It is because it seems strange  to you to see me here and not  there," said she, lightly biting  her red lip with her white teeth,  and stretching her long, slender  finger towards the wall. Indeed,  the phenomenon is not too natural ; but, even if I were to explain it to you, you would understand it but little better; let  it suffice you then to know that  you are not running any danger."  "I am afraid lest you may be  the ��������� * the ���������������������������  "The devil, to be brief, is it  not so? That is what you  mean; at least you will agree  that, for a devil, I do not look  so very black, and that if hell  were peopled with devils like me,  men would pass their time as  pleasantly there as in Paradise.  To show that she was not  boasting, Omphale pushed back  her lion skin and showed me her  shoulders and neck which were  perfect in form and of a daz-  ling whiteness.  "Well! what have you to  say?" she asked, with a little  air of satisfied coquetry.  "I have to say that, even  were you the devil in person, I  would no longer be afraid, Madame Omphale."  "Come, that is talking; but do  not call me either madame or  Omphale. I do not wish to. be  madame to you, and I am no  more Omphale than I am the  devil."  "Who are you, then?"  "I am the marchioness of T *  Some time after my marriage  the: marquis . had this tapestry  made for my apartment, and had  me represented on it in the costume of Omphale, he himself figures there in ttie character of  Hercules. .It was a singular  idea of his; for, God knows, no  one bears less resemblance to  Hercules than the poor marquis. For a long time this room  has not been occupied. I, who  naturally love company, was becoming wearied to death, and it  gave me a headache. To be with  one's husband is to be alone.  You came, and that made me rejoice ; this chamber 'of death has  become re-animated, I have had  someone to occupy my attention. . I watched you going and  coming, and I listened to you  sleeping and dreaming; I followed your readings. I found  you graceful and of a prepossessing manner, something which  pleased me; in short I loved  you. I tried to make you understand it; I uttered sighs,you  took them for those of the wind;  I made you signs, I cast languishing looks at you, I succeeded only in filling you with horrible fears. Desperate, with reason, I decided upon the unbecoming step I am taking, and to  tell you frankly what you could  not comprehend at a glance. Now  that you know I love you I hope  that * * *  The conversation was at that  point, when the sound of a key  was heard in the lock.  Omphale". started and blushed  right up to the whites of her  eyes.  "Farewell!" said she, "till  tomorrow. And she returned to  her wall backwards.  It was Baptiste who came to  get my clothes to brush them.  "It is wrong of you, sir,"  said he to me, Xto. sleep with the  curtains open. You might catch  cold in the head; this room is so  cold!"  Indeed the curtains were open;  I, who thought that I had only  been dreaming was very much  astonished, for I was certain that  I had closed them in the evening. ���������������������������".*"  As soon as Baptiste went away  I ran up to the tapestry. I felt  it in all directions, it was a real  wool tapestry, rough to the  touch like' any other tapestry.  Omphale was as much like the  charming vision of the night as  the dead is like the living. I  lifted up the Hap; the wall was  perfectly whole; there was neither .a .secret panel nor a private  door. I remarked this one thing  only, that several threads were  broken in the piece of ground on  which Omphale 's_ feet rested.  That set me thinking.  All day I was torn by an unparalleled distraction; I awaited  the events of the evening with  both uneasiness and impatience.  I retired early, determined to see  how all that would end. I went  to bed; the marchioness lost no  time; she leaped down from the  pier-glass and came- straight up  to my bed; she sat down at my  head and the conversation began.  As ''onj_^_e^_eye^.g_J^|pre,_,X  asked her questions, I demanded some explanations from her.  She eluded the former and replied to the latter in. an evasive  manner, but with so much intelligence that at the end of an  hour I had not the slightest  scruples in relation to my intimacy with her.  While talking, she passed her  fingers through my hair, gave me  little pats on the cheeks and  light kisses on the brow.  She prattled, she gossipped in  ,a mocking and mincing manner,  in a style at once elegant and  familiar, and quite the manner  of a fine lady, which I have never  since found in anyone.  She was sitting first in the  easy-chair beside my bed; soon  she put one of her arms around  my neck and I felt her heart  beating violently against mine.  It was indeed a beautiful and  charming substantial woman, a  genuine marchioness who was beside me. Poor schoolboy of seventeen years! This was enough  to make anyone lose their heads  and so I lost mine. I scarcely  knew what was taking place, but  I had a vague feeling that the  marquis might not be pleased.  "And the marquis, what will  he be saying yonder on his  wall?"  The lion's skin had fallen on  the ground and the buskins of  delicaie lilac shot with silver  were beside my slippers.  "He won't say anything," answered the marchioness, laughing heartily. "Does he see anything? Besides, if he did see,  he is the most philosophical and  the most inoffensive husband in  the world; he is accustomed to  that. Do you love me- child?"  (Continued  on page  7)  Now is the Time  Tb Buy Your  s  The time to put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors .are showing signs  of weakness.  impressive  "N  is more  able to-day than ever,  because business men  are on the alert to detect the slightest -indication of unfavorable  conditions, and for  very reason every  suggestion of strength  and progress is doubly effective.  \  Yonr Printing should  bring this to your customers' attention not  in connection  ywTifficeii^  tionery, but with all  printed matter and  advertising.  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Carswells, Printers, Ltd  PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS  PHONE FAIR. 1140        203 KINGSWAY %  Friday, June 30,1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  SCHOOL BOARD WILL  SEEK INVESTIGATION  stees Decide to Appeal to  Lieutenant-Governor to Ap-  point Supreme Court Judge to  Conduct Investigation.  " Whereas certain verbal state-  \ments affecting the honor and inr  rtegrity of members of this board  and affecting the administration  >of this  board have been made:  Eesolved  that  tins  board  petition   the   lieutenant-governor-in-  council to order a full and immediate investigation under   the  Public Inquiries Act, into all the  acts   and  transactions   of   this  board,  its members and officials  since the date of the last investigation, ahd do further petition  the    lieutenant-governor-in-coun-  cil to appoint a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia  . to   conduct the   said   investigation."  . The foregoing resolution, moved by Trustee Harper and seconded by Trustee Mrs. Moody,  was passed, with Trustee Lang  dissenting, shortly after the commencement of. the special meeting of the School Board held on  Friday afternoon last to consider what action should be taken  by the board in view of. the  city council having decided to  have the affairs of the board investigated by Mr. Justice Murphy, beginning July 3.  Immediately iihis resolution  had been disposed of, Trustee  McKim rose and "presented another, one, seconded by Trustee  Welsh, as follows:  ^"Resolved that the chairman  of this, board be and is hereby  authorized to consult the legal  firm of Davis, Marshall, Mac-  neill & Pugh, and that the said  firm be and are hereby empowered to'take on behalf of this  hoard such legal., action as in  their opinion is necessary to. restrain any. such procedeings  which they may consider illegal  or unwarranted.  This, like the previous one,  was adopted, Trustee Lang dissenting.  Chairman Seymour, in opening  "the meeting said that he had  deemed it necessary to have a  special meeting, owing to the position the board had been placed  in by the decision of the city  council to have the board's affairs investigated by Mr. Jus-  tice"Murphy: He"urjged~his colleagues to carefully consider the  situation, and to make such decisions as they could feel would  be in the interests of the citizens.  Trustee Harper���������Have any definite charges been laid against  this board?  Chairman Seymour���������None beyond what have appeared in the  newspapers.  Trustee Harper ��������� Well, it  seems that certain statements  have been made affecting the  honor and integrity of this  board, and I feel that the time  has come when the board itself  should take some action to investigate these statements. He then  presented the resolution calling  for an investigation under the  Public Enquiries Act.  Trustee Mrs. Moody, in seconding the proposal, said that she  wished to clear up a misunderstanding which she believed existed in the minds of some of.  the citizens as to her attitude regarding the matter under consideration. "I agreed in the first instance with Trustee Lang," she  said, "that an investigation  should be made, and I still stand  strong on that point. What I  wish to see," she added, "is an  investigation, full, thorough and  iitrmediate, and I believe the proposal contained in the resolution  of Trustee Harper is the correct  manner in which to secure it."  Trustee Lang took exception  to  the resolution   because,     he  said, "I consider the resolution  is unnecessary owing to the fact  that the city council has taken  the matter in hand, and has ordered an enquiry to be made by  Mr. Justice Murphy on July 3.  That enquiry," he added, **'will  be impartial and thorough; indeed I would say more thorough than any this board may  instigate."  He considered it absurd to expect the mayor to assume personal responsibility for the charges to be made, and declared  that if the resolution passed it  would appear to the citizens as  though an attempt were being  made to upset plans for a thorough investigation.  Trustee McKim said his reason for supporting the motion  was that he considered the board  had been treated as though it  were a body of inferior importance by the city council. "Both,"  he went on, "are elected by the  ratepayers, and if the council  had come to us and said that:  charges had been made against  any members of the board lam  sure we would have agreed at  once to investigate them." He  had not, he said, yet been apprised of the nature of the complaints, but he considered that a  feeling of distrust had been created throughout the city. It seemed to him, he added, that some  ulterior motive lay at the back  of the-mayor's action and he  declared that he intended to uphold the dignity and what he believed to be the privileges of the  board in the matter. Some members i of the council, Trustee McKim said, had changed their  minds as to the wisdom of the  council ordering an enquiry  since that course had been decided upon.  ^Trustee Lang���������Yes, why have  they changed their minds? I believe influence has been brought  to bear on them in the meantime. They voted in the first  place as men.  Continuing, he declared that  four prominent solicitors had assured him that the council had  power to go ahead with the enquiry, despite the opinion of, Mr.  Douglas Armour to the contrary.  Trustee McKim���������Trustee Lang  knows he is misrepresenting.  Xlrustee Lang���������I protest against  that statement, Mr. Chairman.  Chairman Seymour���������-I uphold  ifX  Trustee McKim then went on  to say that when the question  of closing Mr. Giles' department  first came up, that official came  to him and said that in view of  his having been in the service of  the board longer, he considered  he should not be laid off and Superintendent Barrs retained. Re-  ferring to the alleged charges he  said:  "The reason why the mayor  and Mr. Giles did not put these  charges into writing is that, like  many men, they are willing to  make statements but unwilling to  put them in writing because they  know the legal responsibility  which attaches to such" action."  Trustee Lang at xthis point  stated that neither he nor the  mayor had any charges to make.  Mr. Giles has them in writing  and will make them known at the  proper time, he said. He asked  the chairman if it were not true  that he, Trustee Lang, had given  him a general idea of what; the  charges were to be.  The Chairman���������Yes, verbally,  but you took mighty good care  not to show me any documents.  When the matter of giving the  chairman authority to consult  counsel as to restraining the city  council from making an investigation was reached, the opinion was expressed that the council might reconsider and decide  not to go further with it.  Trustee Lang���������I don't think  the council will do any such  thing. I don't know that two  investigations will do any harm,  and it seems to me both will be  needed. ,.'*.'  This brought the chairman to  his feet in spirited protest.  "Every nook and corner, of the  board's affairs will be gone into,  but I consider," he said, "that  Trustee Lang's statement has  been discourteous and ungentle-  manly to the chair, ahd unkind  to his fellow trustees;"  The proceedings were closely  followed by as many of the general public as could be packed  into the somewhat limited accommodation of the boardroom,  and many went away unable to  gain admittance.  CHINA'S PRESIDENT  Li Yuan Hung, who succeeds  Yuan Shih-k'ai as President of  China, was born in 1864. He  studied at the Peiyang Naval  College and served on a cruiser  in the Chino-Japanese war. After the war he was engaged for  service at Nanking by Viceroy  Chang Chih-Ttthg. On the Tatter's  transfer to Wuchang he accompanied him to assist in the organization of the modern troops  there. Later he went to Japan  to study fortifications and complete his military training and  subsequently became a major of  cavalry.  At the outbreak of the revolution at Wuchang he accepted  command of the revolutionary  forces and directed their operations from that time on. He was  mainly instrumental in arranging for the Shanghai peace conference, and after the abdication  of the Manchus he was elected  vice-president of the republic  and appointed Chief of the General Staff.  He was an avowed enemy of  the monarchial - scheme of government, and when the idea of  bringing China back to this form  of government originated he left  his official residence and went to  live in another part of the city  of Pekin. Upon the abandonment of the monarchial plan by  Yuan Shih-k'ai he returned to  the support of the government  and has since been working ear?  nestly to bring about a reunion  of the, country..  Charges had recently been  spread broadcast in the Chinese  press that Li Yuan Hung was  trying to undermine the influence and power of Yuan Shih-  k'ai, but no evidence of this was  brought.  When Yuan Shih-k'ai was  elected President of China Li  Yuan Hung got more than one^  fourth as many votes as Yuan.  Li Yuan Hung was then unanimously elected vice-president.  For a time he was known in this  country^ as- the--'Imprisoned  Vice-President," as he made his  home in the palace of the late  Empress of China and never  left the grounds except in an  automobile which was surrounded by a strong convoy of soldiers, who were sent with him  by Yuan Shih-k'ai not so much  for the purpose' of guarding  him, but to prevent him from  leaviftg and starting a revolution. Later press reports com-  ing"-to this country said that this  feeling had dissolved, and that  Li Yuan Hung had thrown himself wholeheartedly in with his  superior.  F. J. Wolcott, of the Rockefeller Foundation, back from the  war zone, said in New York:  "It's a wonderful thing to see  the courage���������-yes, even the gaiety���������that the soldiers show under heart-breaking difficulties.  "An English officer, after a  thaw, went wading one morning  knee-deep down a trench.  "'Ah, Higgins, shaving, eh?'  he said to a ruddy Tommy.  " 'Yes, sir,' Tommy replied,  with a grin, 'and���������if. you don't  mind, sir���������-you're standing in my  shaving water.' "  A countryman visiting Dublin  for the first time took a seat in  a tram. Being next to the pompous-looking swell he commenced  conversation in a rather free and  easy style. At length the mighty  one said:  "My good man, reserve your  conversation for one of your own  equals. I'd have you know I'm a  K. C."  At this the countryman stood  up with outstretched hands, exclaiming: "Shake hands, namesake! I'm a Casey."  OMPHALE  (Continued from page 6)  "Yes,  very  very  much."  Day broke, and my mistress  slipped away.  The whole day seemed to me  frightfully long. Evening came  at last. Everything transpired  as on the evening before, and the  second night had nothing to desire of the first. The marchioness became more and more adorable. These manoeuvres Went on  for some" time. However, as I  did not sleep all night, I was  afflicted all day with a somnolency upon which my uncle  looked askance. He suspected  something; probably he listened  at the door and heard everything; for, one'fine morning, he  entered my room so abruptly  that Antoinette had scarcely  time to reascend to her place.  He was followed by a tapestry-worker with pincers and a  ladder.  He looked at me in a haughty  and stern manner which showed  me that he knew everything.  "That marchioness of T * * is  truly mad; where the��������� devil  was her head' that she fell in  love with a child like this?" said  my uncle between his teeth;  "yet she had promised to be  wise!���������John, take down that, tapestry, roll it up and take it to  the garret.  Every word my uncle said  pierced me like a sword-thrust.  John rolled up my beloved  Omphale, or the marchioness  Antoinette of T ��������� *, with Hercules, or the Marquis of T * *,  and carried the whole thing* up  to the garret. I could scarcely  restrain my tears.  The next day my uncle sent  me away by the B. * * stagecoach to my worthy parent's, to  ^hom, as you may well guess,  I did not breathe a word of my  adventure.  My uncle died; his house and  furniture were sold; the tapestry was probably sold with the  other things.  However, sometime later,  whilst rummaging through the  shop of a curio-dealer in search  of mummeries, my foot struck  against a big roll which was all  covered with dust and spider-  webs.  "What is thatJ" said I to  the Auvergnat.  "It is an antiquated piece of.  tapestry representing the loves  of Mme. Omphale and Hercules;  it?'ti8 from Beauvais, is made of  silk and finely preserved. Buy  it from me for your.study; I  will sell it to you cheap, since it  is to you."  At Omphale's name, all my  blood flowed back to my heart,  "Unroll that tapestry," said  I to the merchant in a brief and  broken tone as if I had fever.  It was indeed she. It seemed  to me that her mouth, smiled at  me graciously and that her eye  lit up on meeting mine.  "How much do you want?"  "Well, I cannot give it to  you for less than four hundred  francs at the very lowest."  "I haven't that much with  me. ~X will ,go..._and get, jt.., J  will be back before an hour."  I returned with the money;  the tapestry was no longer  there. An Englishman had  bought it during my absence. He  gave six hundred francs for it  and took it away with him.  After all, perhaps it was bet  ter that it happened thus and  that I have kept intact that de  lightful memory. They, say one  should not renew his first loves  nor go to see the rose which he  admired the evening before.  And then I am no longer a  young enough nor a pretty  enough boy for tapestry figures  to descend down from the wall  in my honor.���������From the French  of Theophile Gautier.  Germany vs. Civilization  By William Roscoe Thayer.   Published   by   McClelland, Goodchild   It  Stewart; Toronto'.  That President Wilson is' not  the true spokesman of the whole  American nation, that there is a  large body of individual sentiment opposed to his policy of  neutrality and to his tacit acquiescence to the German "system of Frightfulness," begun at  the outset of the war in Belgium and practised more or less  ever since, is receiving more and  more conclusive proof every day.  And no one has expressed more  poignant regret and a keener  sense of shame at the cowardly  official stand taken in the United States in relation to the question of war than has the writer  of the above-named publication,  William Roscoe Thayer. His  personal feelings are* involved,  his personal honor is at stake,  and it is the personal element  which gives to his work the  weight of evidence and truth  which it bears. He expresses himself, in most feeling and unmistakable terms. He denounces Pre-  CEALED 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 163,7  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. delivered, at Vancouver, B. C, early dates  of" delivery desired.  Specification and forms of tender  can be obtained on application to the  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,  B.  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,  R. C.  DESROCHERS,  Secretary.  Department  of Public   Works.  Ottawa, June 13, 1916.  Newspapers will^_not be paid for  this advertisement- if . they insert it  without authority from the Department.���������63727.  sident Wilson in the most open  manner.  The main purpose of his book  is stated at the beginning of the  second chapter���������that of tracing  "the stages by which the ancient  pagan ideals revived in Prussia,  and how Prussia then diffused  them���������a moral Prussic acid ���������'  through Germany." Introductory  to this he recalls nineteenth century Germany and the great  movements, literary, scientific,  philosophical and learning, whieh  apparently gave it the characteristics of a progressive and  peace-loving country. How these  all became perverted to the one  idea of war and world-domination is most-ably set forth by a  clever and deep-thinking * writer. He places special emphasis  on German self-conceit as a factor in promoting war. The titleg  of his chapters are all very leading, such as "Kaiser and Gott,"  '' Kultur, "and " Prussianising  Germany." He gives the Prussians no uncertain lie iff their  statements that England brought  on the war and produces figures  to prove his point conclusively.  =3.  x*hone Seymour 9086  SOMETHING TOU NEED  For   tbe   Safety   of Tour Valuables and Documents  A PRIVATE .BOX  in our  Safety-Vault  X f&50 Per Annum  Dow Fraser Trust Co*  122 Hastings  St  W.  CMtawa, Canada  PEINGLE  &  GUTHBIE  Barristers and 8oUdtora  Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Railway Commissioner* ,  Mr. Clive Pringle ia a member of the  Bar of British Columbia,  Citiaen Building Ottawa.  **/  .synopsis o? ooal nnmro  BBGUI^TIONS  IN THR MATTER OF THE "BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES   ACT"  and  IN THE MATTER  OF  THE  FIREMEN'S  BENEFIT   ASSOCIATION  OF VANCOUVER, B. C.  Gen. Logic's Self-Denial  It happened while the 4,000  high and public school cadets of  Toronto- were on the march on  Empire Day in Toronto. ' Sir  Sam Hughes and Brigadier General Logie, O.C. No. 2 Military  Division, were reviewing the embryo soldiers.  With their staff, the two generals whirled up "to the reviewing  stand in an automobile. Just as  they sped up University avenue  Gen. Logie was seen to toss,away  a freshly lit cigar.  When they stepped out of the  car, somebody spoke to Gen.  Logie about the cigar. "What  was the matter with it, General?"  "Nothing���������it was one of the  best I ever lit."  "Well, why didn't you smoke  it?"  "Didn't want to set the example to those little soldiers,"  said the camp commandant, as  his eye brightened at the sight of  the sturdy little fellows marching along. -  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tbat  the above-named Society intend to alter its objects as contained in its Declaration of Incorporation by substituting therefor thei following objects,  viz.: _X'   ;  "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- its members; ���������  (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 the afternoon on the 18th day of July, 1916,  to determine the action to be taken  in   this   regard.   '  DATED   at Vancouver,   B.   C,   this  second day of June, 1916.  HUGH  STEEN,  JOHN A. PAUL,  THOS.    BOTTERELL.  Trustees of the above named Association.  Coal mining rights of ttie Detain-  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the  North-west Territories and ta a portion of the province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years renewal for a further term of 21 jean at an annual  rental of t)\ an aere. Not more tfeau  2,560 acres will be lease* to ont  Applicant.  Application for a lease muat- be  made by the applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  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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 tho Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ���������83575.  -' Aim  X  X  4EGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc.,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL  v- 51 THE WESTERN GALL  Friday, June  30,  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 Year in  Advance. $1.50 Outside Canada.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  LIFE AND WAB  At the end of two years the  European war will have cost between" 3,500,000 and 4,000,000  lives, as nearly as one can estimate the toll, not counting the  hopelessly disabled, which would  add perhaps 40 per cent. more.  The maimed who will still be able  to produce their own sustenance  are a separate number. Never before has human material been  used up at such a rate as this.  During the . whole nineteenth  century the cost of the world's  wars in male life probably did  not exceed 5,000,000. That includes the ten Napoleonic years, in  which the total loss of life must  have been between 2,000,000 and  2,500,000, or from 1 to 11-4 per  cent, of the population of Europe  at that time. When you think of.  it in percentages it is not so terrible, at least not at first. Thus,  a toll of 1 per cent, of Europe's  population for the Napoleonic  wars is a reckoning which in its  statistical interest seems almost  unimportant. And, likewise, the  popplation of Europe having  much more than doubled in the  meantime, it is surprising to find  that the toll of between 3,500,000  and 4,000,000 lives chargeable to  . the present war at the end of its  second year will be less than 1  per cent, of the people inhabit-  ating Europe. It is even comforting, and one will prefer to  -think of it statistically, saying  that though-actually the wastage  of life is staggering, relatively it  is not so.  ; But to destroy out of a whole  population 1 per. cent,   of   the  "strongest manhood may have, is  almost, b<w>d to   have,   ccnse-  . quences which cannot be express-  .^ed statistically at all. The_people  J'vow surviving" in the world aro  .the progeny of but *n extremely  small fraction of the number living a few generations ego. There  is a constant elimination of the  lism adaptive, or a running out  of tlie unchosen lines which have  not.the qualities naturaily pre-  &rrr.d for perpetuation This  process has been thought to account for perhaps r> per cent oi  each generation. Tims, one does  jiot have to go back many generations to find the apex of the  existing racial structure. Consider, therefore, the consequences to the future of marking at  any time even 1 per cent.- of the  population for premature destruction, and of selecting for  this fate, as war does, the most  virile part of that population.  ; When you think of it in that  way, the percentage which in the  present seems so small multiplies  itself rapidly into the future of  the race, and causes one to wonder whether the price the living  generation will have to pay for  this war is remotely comparable  to the price posterity will pay.  War makes a remorseless selection of human material for its  own purpose and destroys it without taking the trouble even to  count it carefully. If the loss in  this war is ever accurately de  termined, it will be the first time  . that.has.'been done in the history  of warfare. Apparently human  life, the essential material consumed in war, is the material it  cares least about. It is impossible, for example, to kuow exactly what the  loss  wras in   the  ... Civil war of the United States.  In the books of miliiavy history  tX knowledge required for taeli-  ei.-ms i* exact, as, for example,  the strtr.gth of the opposing lor-  ees in all the  great battles,  the  X ratio of mounted to foot forces,  the nn^nber of guns, and tho proportion of officers killed, but ihe  actual cost in human life is left  to be very roughly estimated. It  has been so down even to modern;  times, and will probably be true  of the present war. It is partly  for military reasons, of course,  that the belligerents report their  casualties so imperfectly. The  German - list is perhaps the best  but has to be taken with reservations. France publishes no list  at all. The Russian lists ai-e incomplete. The British report ac-  ciirately the casualties among officers, but the aggrejgate losses of  a1! ranks are only roughly stated irom time to time The latest  Biitish statement show's a total  of 26,304 officers lost since the  beginning of the war. In the ten  years of Napoleonic wars the  French lost 50,000 officers. Therefore, in nineteen months Britain  alone has lost more than half as  many officers as were lost in ten  years of Napoleon's campaigns.  That is a terriffic comparison.  From 1618 to 1905, according  to Gaston Bodart's "Militar-his-  torische Kriegs-Lexikon,'' the  number of land battles in each  of which more than 2,000 men  were engaged was 1,044, and the  number of sea battles 122; besides there were 490 sieges and  44 capitulations. In these three  centuries, therefore, there has  been in man's adjustments with  his neighbor one major military  event in each sixty days. That  seems almost to say that war is  man's favorite occupation; at  least that no other kind of emotional enterprise has engaged  him so" continuously. And, of  course, the further back one goes  the more constant that occupation was, wherefore there is hope,  for in spite of its toll upon haman life, and the consequences  entailed thereby upon posterity,  die human affair has bean tending to improve, though slowly.  THE MAN WHO CAME BACK  It is not given to many in this  war to count among their experiences that which has befallen  Lieut. Guy Butter, of Toronto.  After the recent fight at Hooge  Mr. iA. F- Butter received a cable message from his son stating  that his wounds were not serious.  The only officer apparently in his  battalion to escape so lightly,  the news was a great relief, to his  anxious parents. A couple of  days passed and then word came  through from Ottawa that Lieut.  Butter had died from his wounds.  The blow under these circumstances was doubly hard to bear.  Now comes a third and official  intimation that the lad is alive  and recovering from his wounds.  Judge of the feelings of the lad's  parents, torn between hope and  despair, aud all through the  blundering of someone responsible for the official casualty returns. Lieut. Butter, however, can  say, with Mark* Twain, that the  news of his death was greatly  exaggerated, and to his sorrowing parents the memory of this  tragic time of mourning is already swallowed up in the joy  that is shared by many friends.  It is not possible in the confusion of Avar to avoid mistakes, but  the suffering which is caused by  blunders in the casualty lists  should be ever before the eyes  of those who issue the returns.  Serious injury to health, with the  danger in some cases of fatal consequences, may be unwittingly  caused the recipients of erroneous casualty returns, which  thorough investigation and absolute identity at the base hospitals  would avert. The mental anguish of those who will never  again see their boys, who but  yesterday went across the seas in  the full flush of youth and strength, is the burden of war which  many are called upon to bear.  Much uncertainty and anxiety  will be spared those with relatives at tlie front if the official  returns can be accepted as final  and conclusive.���������Toronto Globe.  WOMAN'S PART ..  The action of the British government in appointing a woman  to the diplomatic staff of, ' the  Embassy at- Washington is a  well-merited recognition of the  new position woman has taken  in practical affairs. Before"-'the  present war gave British women  an opportunity to display their  citizenship at its full and practical value to the nation, "the  appointment of a woman to the  British diplomatic corps would  have been received with ; much  facetious comment by the press,  but now it seems quite natural.  If there is one branch of national service in which women  should excel, it is diplomacy. No  mere man has, ever climbed the  heights of diplomatic excellence  attained by the feminine leader  of society. Even in humble life,  woman's constant dealing with  the butcher, the baker and the  grocer give her an opportunity  to develop diplomatic abilities  the average man is never called  upon to exercise in his daily  round. If in future women are  to be eligible for diplomatic  positions, it is a question if man  will be able to withstand this  invasion, and we may see the  diplomacy of the world soon  passing entirely into the hands of  the gentler sex.  Bachelors and some married  men will hail the development  as the end of secret diplomacy,  refusing to believe that even international affairs can be kept  quiet when once they are under  the c'ontrol of. the ladies. This  may be disputed, because woman  may change as her environment  changes. Neither will there be  general agreement if we say  that the prospect means the end  of war, since Mrs. Pankhurst  has proved the combative qualities of her sex to be well worthy of respect. And all history  shows, as re6ent history "has  emphasized, that woman does not  flinch from taking an active  share in the work of a just cause.  At all events, the British government has just opened up to  British women- a new and at:  tractive career of patriotic service. This is but another, welcome indication that British women are winning appreciation by  their memorable work in the  war. -, ... j  Throughout Canada the ladies  recently have began to take part  in Ijhe recruiting campaign.  Their influence is potent.  The issues at stake in the war  are such that the ladies, as recruiters, have unusual force.  There is inherent in the "Prussian menace a spirit that means  the crushing out of the dearest  aspirations of womanhood. Germany cannot invoke the doctrine  that Might is Bight without relegating the physically-weaker sex  to an inferior position. Of all,  British women have the best  right to protest against a menace  which promises for their sex a  place of servitude and humility  down the ages.  In the Prussian conception of  human affairs, women occupy an  inferior place because they lack  all the qualities Prussia glorifies.  The German woman, from the  Kaiser's consort down to the  humblest slavey in the Empire,  is a menial, whose rights are respected by authority only when  they do not run counter to the  convenience of. the German male.  The prospect which invites British women to a fuller life the  German woman sees only in her  wildest dreams. "She is subdued  because the very qualities she  lacks are exalted by the officialdom which ignores her. Germany's unhappy women are living in a prehistoric age.  Great Britain never fought a  war in which British women took  so prominent and useful a part  as they are taking in the war  against Prussian militarism. For  this there is a logical reason, as  stated above. British women by  their present activities, and the  courage and energy they are dis  playing, are winning for themselves a proud position as valued co-workers with the men in  a robust endeavor for the good  of mankind* ** In future conceptions of war, the part of womenj  at such a time will be recognized  as never before.  SUGGESTIVE  WORDS   FROM  MUNICH  War is bringing to Germany  the aggravation of many evils,  including the hunger of the poor,  the ostentation of the wealthy,  and the predatory exploits of  governmental favorites. The Neu-  ste Nachrichten of Munich deals  courageously with "certain interested groups" taking advantage of   fellow-subjects:  "Peace can only come after we  have won a great victory at home  but. such a victory remains impossible so long as the usurers in  food and other products are allowed a free field, and so long  as they are aided and abetted in  their dirty work by officials with  high-sounding titles, who, under  the shadow of their office, smile  on this devil's scum for reasons  very well known to themselves.  The inevitable result of this is  shown in the same journal when  discussing the need of setting  free the hoarded foodstuffs and  providing means of distribution.  There is favoritism and private  interest close to official authority. The misfortune and calamity  of the people are made means of.  private gain. To that end needed  governmental aid is obstructed  and withheld. Another item in  the same journal details one of  the most aggravating results:  "A young woman, who in the  transparency of her attire resembled a naiad rather than an  ordinary female, attracted general attention in her passage  through the street. Her dress,  composed of a diaphanous material, was of bright yellow and  bright green. Her feet were shod  in shoes with immensely high  heels; she wore a bombastic-looking hat, with' a no less conspicuous blue veil."  -  This flaunting of wealth and  frivolous indifference before wo  men waiting- for the distribution  of food prompted a riotous dis  turbance, and the offender was  roughly handled before she could  be rescued by the police. The  irate women who vented their indignation should join with their  husbands in seeking the needed  "victory at home" and ending  the gigantic villainy of which the  yulgar_ ostentation of the frivolous is but a system.  Weather Report  For week ending on the 27i,h  Bain. .73 inches; brgiht sunshine. 26 hrs. 24 mins.; highest  77 deg. on the 24th; lowest  temperature, 51 degrees on the  21st.  RARE BOOKINGS FOR  EMPRESS THEATRE  Mr. L: A. Bostein, manager of  the Vancouver Opera, House,.ior-  merly the Empress Theatre, has  returned from Seattle, where he  went to close, bookings for 'the  Empress for the coming theatrical season.  That Vancouver can look forward to a healthy winter in  theatricals and a place to go  when the season opens is evidenced from the class and number of plays which have ; been  booked for the Vancouver Opera  House by Mr. Bostein.       ' ;  Holding premier place of  course is Maude Adams, who  will be seen here at the early  part of the season and also "may  be mentioned the name of Henry  Miller, who also is booked here.  Both these idols of stageland  have had their trips cut short  of Vancouver for years and the  real pleasure that is evidenced in  this city at the announcement of  their coming is sufficient justification, says Mr. Bostein, for his  efforts to bring to Vancouver the  best there is to be obtained.  All the bookings are not yet  available. The Cort, Shubert,  Klaw & Erlanger agencies all will  contribute to the Vancouver Opera House. That the number and  character of performances which  will be available even in war  times will come up to all expectations, is ^shown by those already booked, of which the following is a number headed by  The Garden of Allah, a wonder  spectacle, an extravaganza, which  has had few equals in stagedom  for brilliance, stage settings and  number of people carried. In  the Garden of Allah the scent of  Araby is mingled with the customs of the Old and New World,  the Occident and the Orient, in  which wonderland is staged and  ���������a love theme of. enduring, nature  is unfolded unlike anything ever  staged before. .  In the musical line, lovers of  high-class work will be favored  with grand opera when the Metropolitan Grand Opera Company  comes here for three nights. The  greatest voices now on the American stage, are concentrated in  this wonderful organization.  For musical comedy there will  be aplenty. Something really new  is coming alone in the shape of  "Very Good   to Eddie." While  the name has been subject t.  considerable stricture by theaA  trical reviewers, the tuneful lyi  rics of this masterpiece inmusij  cal comedy; have seldom - beei  equalled for brightness and vo-^  gue. -  - -  Again will the "Bird of PaH  adise" deftly float with its wings  spread out  over .the  city.  "\RTithJ  a   stage sufficient   to   accommodate every feature of this spectacular musical show, as well asl  all others which will-appear here,]  the Vancouver Opera House promises to give a fillip to the show.-;  business and its production that <  will leave no room for complaint.  Other productions include Fair  and Warmer, Hobson's Choice, It  Pays  to   Advertise,  Twin Beds,^  Silk Stockings,  Just a  Woman,  and Ben Hur.  One feature of the theatrical  season which is pointed to with  considerable satisfaction is the  engagement of Margaret Illing-v'  ton, who will appear here for  three nights. Margaret Illington  is favorably known in the west..  She married a Tacoma man following an announcement that she  would prefer to rock the cradle,  and darn stockings to remaining  upon the stage. But time changes the viewpoint of actresses as  well as other ordinary beings and  Margaret Illington went back to  the stage where she had made a  name for herself as interpreter of  leading woman roles in every  manner of classic production  which failed to be blighted by  such ordinary things as domesticated affairs.  With the -foregoing ^as samples, Vancouver may be said to  have embarked'upon a very ambitious season in theatrical affairs.  Not Responsible  The new maid was entirely a; *|  warrtime makeshift, and theuiis- ;  tress bore with her patiently at   *  first." But on the third day she  placed a   very ^nnelean   dinner, -  plate on tbe tabic, and paiieuce   \  broke down.--^BeUy/Mary, you  might ;it least see tha; tho plates  are clean.'*     - ,  "Well, mum," Mary rr.jouii-jj,-'*.  "I owns to them -thumb mark's, ; -  but that dried mustard was tncn.-"  alore I eome "    . : .     , ,  Do you ever worry, old mant  Never.  How do you work it?  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INDEPENDENT  CONSTRUCTIVE  READ The Practical Measures Page, which contains  each week,, items of absorbing interest on the develop- .  ment 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.  McConnells, Publishers, Limited  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. G.  W. H. Carswell, Mgr. *^m4^tm*m*m*m*m*m*m*m*m%^m*A*m*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^\^^^^^^  -      '"* 'X"     >-  '. .- 4  x      -������������������".���������  Friday, June 30,1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  ou  he Same  ���������lil-t  in  ds  X.   I  ���������tf  A splendid variety of Summer Offerings are now being displayed.  Give the Progressive Merchants "On the Hill" the support they merit.  A trial will convince you of the low prices.   Do it now.  The goods are all right, the variety is good, and THE PRICE CAN'T BE  BEAT. We .know t^-WE'VE TMEDIT OUT. You'll .knowit, too, if  you give these stores a fair trial.  Here are A FEW OF THE GOOD SHOPS on the Hill. They'll treat you  right if you buy from them.  You would be surprised to find what a fine selection they have.  BE A MEMBER OF THE BOOSTERS' CLUB. Help your own cause and  that of your community by resolving to "BUY ON THE HILL AND SAVE  MONEY."  Our Government Elevator  IS FINISHED AND READY FOR  THE PRAIRIE GRAIN.  Do you know where it is?  Have you ever seen it close? _ .  Do you realize how big it is?  ARE YOU KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE  GROWTH OF YOUR CITY ?  Observation  Car  We would suggest on Dominion Day  Three trips Daily from Granville and Robson. 10 a. m. 2 and "4 p. m.  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  umxso  _ Public Works Contractors  Head Office, 810-10 Bower Buttdtog  Seymour 1836  V-AirOOUVB* CAtfAPA  PRUSSIA WWT  BfW OWN GAIT  During the first half of last  century the idea of the concert  had dominated European politics. Europe was regarded as  a combination of nations uuit-  fcd^in=xocognizing_a_J?QJ^i?^ ife  ligation to respect the public  law, of Europe as established  by treaty in 1815. At first an  attempt was made to create a  shadowy government for Europe  in the meetings of the five chief  powers; But . this idea broke  down iri: 1823, because the reactionary powers of the Holy Alliance had endeavored to use it  to repress democracy in favor  of absolutism, and Great Britain refused to be a party to these  proceedings. From that time  the settlement of Vienna, with  subsequent modifications agreed  upon later, notably the separation of Holland and Belgium and  the neutralization of the latter,  remained the basis of the European political system. Europe, in  fact, had something approaching  a system of public law, aud peace,  and the security of its -States  was recognized to depend upon  a general determination to insist  on respect for the law. As Pal-  merston wrote during the Belgian crisis of 1830, "We can  have no security for Europe but  by: standing upon a strict observance of treaties and an abnegation of all interested views of  aggrandisement."  '/. This system r*������������. weakened by  Napoleon III., and Bismarck  threw it to the winds, just as  Prussia under his influence had  withdrawn from the Germanic  confederation, and, developing  its. armaments to the point at  which they were irresistible, had  imposed its own policy upon Germany, so Bismarck practically  withdrew from the concert of  Europe. He made no attempt to  have the new order created by  the events of 1864, 1866 and  1870 regularized and incorporated in the European treaty system, and based the future of the  new -German   Empire   upon  its  -ability to defend what it bad  taken, and to impose its own  terms whenever European controversies arose. After 1882  when the Triple Alliance^ was  completed, the foundation of the  European polity, if it deserved  this name at all, was no longer  respect for a system of. public  law��������� embodied-in-treaties, ^which  all the great peoples were pledged to uphold, but the fear  which the powers, or combina  tions of them���������of which the Triple Alliance itself was the great  est and most important���������could  inspire in one, another. Thus  Bismarck imposed the Prussian  conception of the nature and  the function of the state not  only on Germany, but on Europe, and the peoples Of Europe  instead of being united by common treaty obligations to one  another, became divided into a  eongerie of suspicious nationalist states, each regarding its own  interests as "supreme. The idea  of a concert for the maintenance of public right was replaced by that of the armed peace.  So long, however, as Bismarck  was in office, Europe was at  peace, for the main object of his  policyXvas the maintenance of  the status quo so as to enable  the new empire to recuperate  and consolidate. But this state  of affairs could not last indefinitely. It Was inevitable that  the new state, dominated by the  utterly selfish nationalist creed  of Prussia, should, sooner or later, find its interests and ambitions inconsistent with those of  its neighbors. It was equally inevitable that, when this- did happen, Prussianized Germany would  attempt to adjust its differences  with its neighbors, not by negotiation or justice or law, but  would' in accordance with its  own principles, endeavor to ". obtain what it regarded as its vital  national interests by force. This  indeed is exactly what happened.  ���������The Bound Table.  =S\  LEICESTER TOWNSMEN HONOR  CANADIANS BY PRESENTATION  (SPECIAL TO WESTERN CALL BY ANNE MERRILL)  Bobbie asked his father if time  was invented in Ireland, because  it was called O'Clock.  . London,. June 4th.���������Saturday  was-a memorable one in the beautiful old English town of Leicester when forty thousand of  her citizens assembled at Western Park���������a gently sloping hill  beyond the roar of that busy  city���������to accompany with a personal goodwill, their generous  gift to Canada of an aeroplane.  And the little group of Canadians���������perhaps fifteen in all���������who  had journeyed out from London  for the occasion, were touched  to the heart by the tribute which,  they were assured by various  speakers, was given in recogni-|  tion of the services rendered to  the motherland in this war by  Canada's soldier sons. And the  aeroplane has been given "in  perpetuity*" as it were, for the  promise has been made that if  this particular craft- should be  damaged or destroyed in battle,  that it will be repaired or replaced and taken to Canada at  the close of the war. ,  Sir George Perley, Canada's  High Commissioner, was present  to receive the, gift on behalf of  the Canadian government, and  Lady Perley, who did the honors  in connection with the christening said as she shattered the  glass emblem of christening: "I  name thee 'Leicester' and wish  every good-luck to the aeroplane  and its pilot."  Just why the sight of' a hammer in feminine hands invariably  produces merriment, psychologists have not said, but a smile  rippled the inner circle of onlookers when Lady Perley (who  is riot very tall, herself. smiling  with pretty self-consciousness,  stood on tiptoe to wield the tool  of destruction against the guilty  champagne-bottle-pinned ^tb������ the  nose of the aeroplane and concealed from public gaze by a little white shroud. The officiating  lady gave two or three dainty  taps, by way of rehearsal for the  final act, in order to locate its  most vulnerable part. '' I want to  be able to break it first crack,"  said she. The operation was most  successful, and. as the bubbly  fluid trickled to mother earth,  Lord Desborough, who had acted  as coach, exclaimed with pride:  '' Right on the solar plexus!" ��������� ���������  The Right Hon. Lord Desborough, K.C.V.O., head of the Imperial Air Fleet Committee, who  presided at a luncheon held earlier in the day in celebration of  the aerial event said in the course  of a notable speech. With reference to the morning's grave  news of the naval battle, Lord  Desborough said that it had been  the one "object lesson we needed  more than any other." Our sea  men were not lacking in splendid  courage and skill, but eyes were  required for our navy and army,  he asserted, adding that he had  been associated with the movement for providing those eyes  and the Leicester Chamber of  Commerce had set an example by  presenting an aeroplane to the  Canadian contingent which he  hoped other towns in the kingdom would follow. He hoped  the many gallant Canadians at  the front would keep their eye  on.the "Leicester" as Leicester  town would certainly do, and  take part in its exploits. He  read a letter of approval from  Lord Curzon, of Kedleston. who  said it was. an appropriate and  well-timed gift "and "an acknowledgment of. the priceless services  Canada had rendered to the coi.1-  mon cause in the war."  Sir George Perley,   in   thank  ing the donors and accepting  the aeroplane for Canada, said  he felt, and was sure all Canadians would feel, that Leicester had  paid them the greatest possible  compliment, besides taking a very  practical way of helping the Imperial Air service. Anglo-Saxon  brains had proved themselves  equal to any problem put before  them in the past, and the Dominion looked to the mother country to give the lead towards securing the permanent mastery of  the air. With reference to Leicester's tribute to Canadian soldiers, Sir George said that everything Canadians held dear, was  at stake, and that. Canadian  boys were just as proud as any  in the Empire to be helping to  uphold the best traditions of the  British Army and the British  navy. They were proud to be  fighting under one flag and under, .one crown. Canada had entered the war iri defence oi the  rights of self-government and in  doing so she firmly believed that  she-1 would secure for herself this  rightx permanently. In conclusion  lie read a telegram from Canada^ premier, Sir Robert Borden, saying, on behalf of the,Can-  ad inn people, how highly they  felt'honored, and that they would  follow the "Leicester's" history  and achievements with the deepest interest.  Mayor J. North, of Leicester,  said they were conscious of their  indebtedness for the magnificent  spirit of the Canadians in coming to the help of tlie Mother  country in her hours of distress;  and it was this feeling which  prompted the gift. He was glad  it was. named '' Leicester, "a fine  old town with traditions such  jhat; ng resident need be asham  ed of. He hoped thaTXheHaiiv  plane would fulfill the highest  mission purpose, and that the  very machine which Lady Perley  had so gracefully christened,  wouldJ find its way eventually to  Canada.  Alex. Lorrimer, Esq., president  of ��������� the   Leicester    Chamber    of  Commerce,   presented   with  the  aircraft, a list of names������of' those  who had subscribed to. the two j  thousand    pound   fund   (which'  had gone to the purchase "of the  gift) the names inscribed on vellum and arranged in book form,  handsomely   bound,   in itself,    a,  work of art, and as Y.r. Lorrimer1  explained,   all  local  hand: ������������������* ork.  Within the cover was the inscription "To the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert    Laird   Borden,    Premier of  Canada," and underneath in the  form of a foreword the quotation  from a remembered speech of J.  A. M. Aiklns:  "If the United Kingdom..  ,holds its own until Canada  feels her strength, Canada  ;!: will come to the rescue of  the Empire as the heart and  head and right arm of the  Imperial Confederation."  Present at the luncheon and at  the park ceremonies were no less  than five Canadian agents-general, and the Province of Alberta  being doubly represented- by its  premier as well as Agent-General  and Mrs. Reid���������Premier Arthur  L.J Sifton having arrived in England two days previous to the  event. Colonel the Hon. R. Reid,  agent-general of Ontario, Agent  General Howard and Miss Howard, of ���������tt-,. and Agent  General Pelletier of Quebec.  Messages of regret were read  froiri the Lord Mayor of. London,  who, while congratulating the  Leicester Chamber of Commerce  Don't Discard Your  Old Lawn Mower  Unless it is absolutely broken up  we can make it as good or better than new.  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Harrison Watson, agent-  general for Prince Edward Island and Trade Commissioner  for Canada, who said he was sure  Canada would greatly appreciate  Leicester's magnificent gift.  Lt.-Col. Charlton, D.S.O., speaking on behalf of the war office  in describing the Leicester as an  aeroplane of the powerful scout  class said, 'What remains, of her  will go back to Canada, but she  will never never die," for there  will always be a 'Leicester.' This  aeroplane has been given to Canada with a deep sense of. gratitude for what Canada has done  ���������and ahvays will do "prolonged  cheers" and don't let us forget  it- We hope that the Leicester  will go over the lines and strafe  many Huns, and we hope that  there will be a Canadian pilot to  do it. The name Leicester is  painted on her side, and when  she goes back to Canada, Canadians will point to . her and say  'That is the town that has remembered us! 'In concluding the  Colonel formally "took over"  the machine for use in France.  A word about the machine itself, a "B.E. 12," 150 horse power. It was a thing of great  beauty as it crouched there in the  glorious afternoon sunlight on  that lovely grassy slope, poised  for its long flight to Farnbor-  ough. Just out of the factory,  its creamy canvas wings shining  with new life, braced with stout  struts of ash and ringed beneath  after the fashion of winged  things with distinguishing marks,  its graceful white body and its'  rudder  of  red,   white  and bl-in,  were ail admired by the eager  crowds who pressed so close that  its pilot, Captain Richardson, of  the Royal Flying Corps (who had  brought it over from Coventry  that morning in fifteen minutes)  had to shout to the inevitable  "small boy" to g^t off its tail i  Then the wonderful bronze  propellor began to revolve. Faster and faster it whirred till it  became just -a -grey -blur, but lhe-  force of the gale it created blew  over an official table and sent  the crowds scurrying into wider  circles.  The pilot, in his snug little arm  chair, spread out his ordnance  map, gave a signal to the mechanic to release the blocks whieh  held her, and she leapt into the  air. There was a spontaneous cry  from the crowd, mingied fear,  wonder and admiration as the  Leicester swiftly climbed. When  she had risen to a considerable  height and flew back, until immediately above their heads, the  crowd thrilled to her performance. Like a carrier pigeon she  circled for a minute as though  awaiting the leading of her sixth  sense, then, as a mighty cheer  went rip from the multitude, shy  went off to the south east with  the sureness and swiftness of a  dart.      _.__  The Ohurkas' Revenge  Tho Canadian* Magazine for June  contains an unusual short story of the  war. It. "is entitled "The Ghurkas'  Xight," by A. Judson Hanna, and is  .in imaginative account of the manner  in which a regiment of Hindu soldiers  avenged what they regarded as the  killing of Lord Roberts by the Germans. The wonderrul affection of the  Indians for Roberts is shown and also  their native proneness to smite back  whenever they suffer an offence that  peculiarly affects their emotions. In  this instance, after the announcement  of the death of "Roberts, they waited  silently until after nightfall, and then  made a raid upon the Germans, with  results which the story graphically depicts.  *ss  SB!?.  m  A preparedness parade in the  U. S. was stopped by a thunderstorm. Preparedness did not include the providing of umbrellas. THE WESTERN CALL  -Friday, June 30,  1916.  It will be the aim of the Editor of this department to furnish ihe 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.  FRESH FRUITS AND NUTS  Fresh fruits are a most delightful accessory to the table  supply of both rich and poor.  They are so great, in variety, so  beautiful in appearance, so  healthful, and of. so long continuance in most parts of the country, that it behooves every housekeeper to familiarize herself  with the best methods of using  fresh fruits to advantage.  A few years ago each locality  depended upon its own local crop  of fruits. Now the railroads  bring early fruits from the far  south and late fruits from the far  north, so that at the centres of  population the several fruit seasons are delightfully prolonged.  Nor are we restricted to our own  country's production. Such are  the facilities for rapid and safe  communication from distant  points, that the world lays her  tribute    of   fruits,   sweet   and  sound, at the door of the enlightened-nations.  Fruits do not take an important place as nutrients. They belong rather among the luxuries,  and yet, as an agreeable stimulant to digestion, they occupy a  front rank. In many conditions  of health, some of the fruits are  the only articles the invalid can  enjoy, and their genial influences  contribute greatly0 to the genea-  al improvement of a patient's appetite.  Fruits intended for immediate  use should be gathered early in  the morning, while the coolness  of the night dews is upon them.  They should be just ripe, neither  overdone nor underdone, in nature's great process of preparing  them for human food. Fruit for  storage is best gathered in the  middle of a dry day. It should  be nearly ripe. If unripe, or overripe, it will not keep well. A  moist   atmosphere,   but  not one  GENUINE BARGAINS  Sacrifices 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' hot and cold water,  the large'front bedroom has artistic fireplace. Property  > was formerly valued at $22,000. Today's price, $8,900.  .'On terms.  QOBHET-ST.���������Semi-business, 25 ft., in the first block  off Pender St., closest to Pender, with 10-room house,  rented, clear title, old time price, about $22,000. Today for $8,300.   Tterm.8  TAWVJPW���������Fully modern 6-room bungalow, just off 12tb  Ave. and East of Granville St. on lot 62% by 100 ft  and garage. Has hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, buffet and bookcases, full basement with cement  floor. Assessed at $7,000. 'Sell today for $5,800. Mortgage, $4,000.   7"& per cent. Balance arrange.  mrSHtAITO���������8-room modern house on Dunbar St. north oi  Fourth Ave. hardwood floors, buffet and bookcases, furnace, fireplace, bath snd toilet separate, gas ahd electric  light.   Sold fbr $7,500.   Today for $4,500.  Mtge.  '  of $3,500. 8 per cent. Bal. arrange.  CtRAVDVTBW���������$450 buys equity to mortgage in 6-room  modern house on Bismark St. Has full basement, furnace, laundry tubs, pannelling, chicken house, cement  walks, erected 1911. Mortgage $2,400. 8 per cent. House  was sold for $4,500.  JOTSHiANO���������Most attractive 5-room bungalow, new, on  10th avenue, on full 33 ft. lot., has hot water heat,  hardwood floors, beam ceilings, pannelled walls, bath  and toilet separate, fireplace, basement cement floored  . ���������-and-extra-toiletj^stone-pillars-in-front,-"cement walks;-  best hardware. Price $3,500. Mortgage $2,000. 8 per.  cent. Balance arrange.  G-BANDVXBW���������On Third Ave. near Commercial St., 6-room  '   modern house and small house on rear, both rented, $20  a month, lot 33 ft. Today for $1,800. Mortgage, $1,000.  8 per cent. Bal. .arrange.  KlTSHiANO���������3-year-old modern house on 8th Bve. on  large lot 66 by 132 ft., has hardwood floors, furnace,  fireplace, bath and toilet separate, valued at $6,000.  Today for $3,150. Mortgage, $2,100, 8 per cent., Bal.  arrange. v  LOTS  STBATHCONA HEIGHTS���������A full 50 ft. lot in this glorious location, as a homesite you can't beat it. Formerly  held and sold here as high as $2,500, but owner hard up'  sell for   $600.  POINT OBEY���������On the brow of the hill near 22nd and  Balaclava, a great view, full 33 ft. lot, cleared, for $250  GRANDVIEW���������2 lots on 8th Ave. ner Burns St., cost  owner $3,150.  Sell for   $1,500.  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  $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 uear Port Mann about 12 acres cleared on Hjorth Boad for $37 per acre.  BURNABY���������3J/9 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-rooni 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  positively damp, is best for the  storing of. fruit. An ordinary cellar does better than a dry storeroom. Fruit keeps better in the  dark than in the light. .'.,  All varieties of nuts belong to  the albuminous fruits and are  very nutritious, though the richer nuts are not easy of digestion owing to their oily properties. ���������  The supply of peanuts once  came wholly from Africa, but  the southern States have so successfully cultivated this popular  nut that the former condition  does not exist. The bulk of the  supply is from Virginia, North  Carolina and Tennessee. During  a single season the crop of Virginia rose to one million one  hundred thdusand bushels, of  Tennessee, five hundred and fifty thousand bushels, and of  North Carolina, one hundred and  twenty thousand bushels.  The Texas pecan is especially  in demand. While a few years  ago several barrels of pecans, a-  bundantly supplied the demand,  carloads and invoices of one or  two hundred barrels are not now  uncommon.  In the eastern States hickory  nuts are sufficiently plentiful to  ship to New York half a dozen  carloads a week when demanded;  The chestnut is becoming scarcer every year, but their great  popularity will probably prevent  their total disappearance, as  they are already being successfully cultivated, and itv is expected that in a few years the  cultivated nut will equal in quality the high-priced Italian chestnuts. .*.'.'-'������������������  Watermelons  "Wipe watermelons clean when  they are taken from the ice. They  should ^ie on ice for at least  four hours before they are eaten.  Cut off a slice ar each end of the  watermelon, then cut through  the centre; stand on end on platter, and slice down, allowing  each slice a part of the centre,  or heart. x  Nutmegs, Etc.  Wash nutmegs and mushnxel-  ons; wipe dry; cut in two, shake  out the seeds lightly, and put a  lump ot jce in each half. Eat  with pepper and salt. A silver  spoon is a neat and pleasant article with which to eat small, ripe  melons.  _ Pineapples  Slice on a slaw-cutter, or very  thin with a knife; mix with,finely powdered sugar. Set on ice  till ready to serve-  Oranges are nice served whole,  the- skins quartered-and turned  down. Form in a pyramid with  bananas  and -white grapes.  Orange and Cocoanut  A layer of oranges sliced, then  sugar, then a layer of cocoa-  nut, grated; then another of  oranges, and so on until the dish  is full. This is by many known  as Ambrosia.  .   Sliced Peaches  Peel and slice ripe peaches. Lay them in a dish with plenty of sugar for an hour or two,  till tea time. Eat with cream.  Stewed Peaches  Make a sirup of sugar and water ; halve the peaches, leaving  the stone in one half,-and drop  into sirup. Allow the whole to  simmer slowly until fruit is tender ; then remove fruit, and let  simp boil till thick; then pour  over fruit and serve at once.  Frosted Peaches  Put half a cupful of water and  the beaten whites of three eggs  together; dip in each peach, using fine, large freestones, after  you have rubbed off the fur with  a clean' cloth; and then roll in  powdered sugar. Set them on the  stem end, upon a sheet of white  paper, in a sunny window. When  half dry, roll again in the sugar.  Expose to the sun and breeze  until perfectly dry. Until ready  to arrange them in the glass dish  for table, keep in a cool, dry  place. Decorate with green  leaves.  Fried Peaches  Cut the peaches in two, arid  remove the stones. Dust a, little  flour on the side from which the  stone is taken, and fry, only on  that side, in a little butter. When  done, add sugar and a little butter. ' J ���������'���������' .  Baked Apples  Pare arid core good, sound, tart  apples. Fill them with sugar,  butter, and a flavor of spice. Put  a little water in the pan, and  bake until the apples are thoroughly tender.  Apple Sauce  Pare, core, and slice nice, juicy  apples that are not very sweet;  put them in a stewpan with a  little grated lemon peel and water enough to keep them from  burning. Stew till soft and tender, mash to a paste, and sweeten well with brown sugar, adding a little butter and nutmeg.  Apples with Lemon  Make a sirup of sugar and water. Slice a lemon into it, and  let boil until elear. Pare and core  sound, tart apples, cut into quarters, and lay them carefully into the sirup; let them cook gently until a straw can be run  through them, taking care not to  break them. Lay the pieces of  apple in a glass dish, boil down  the sirup, and when slightly cool,  pour over the apples.  Apple Float  Pare, slice and stew six large  apples in as much water as will  cover them; when well done,  press them through a sieve and  sweeten highly with crushed sugar; while cooling, beat the  whites of four eggs to a stiff  froth, and stir into the apples;  flavor with lemon or vanilla;  serve with plenty of. sweet  cream.  Transparent Apple  Boil tart, ripe, and juicy apples in a little water; then strain  through a fine cloth, and add a.  pound of white sugar to a pint  of juice. Boil till it jellies, arid  then put into molds. It is very  nice served with blanc-mange in  saucers.  Baked Pears  Place in a stone jar, first a  layer of pears, with their skins  on, then a layer- of sugar, then  pears, and so on until the jar ia  full. Then put in as much water  as it will hold. Bake three hours.  Quinces ������  Bake ripe quinces thoroughly,  when cold, strip off the skins,  place the quinces In a glass dish,  and sprinkle them with white  sjjgarunserve jKitlLjrich:eream,j^,,_.  Stewed Rhubarb  Carefully remove the outer  stringy skin; then cut in pieces  an inch long, and simmer gently  till tender', in water and sugar,  and the rind and juice of, a lemon. When done add a bit of butter and nutmeg.  Crystallized Fruit  Pick out the finest of any kind  of fruit; leave in the stones; beat  the whites of three eggs to a stiff  froth ��������� lay the fruit in the beaten egg, with the stems upward;  drain them, and beat the part  that drips off again; select them  out, one by one, and dip them  into finely powdered sugar; cover a pan with a sheet of fine paper, place the fruit on it, and set  it in a cool place; when the icing  on the fruit becomes firm, pile  them on a dish, and set them in a  cold place.  Candied Fruits  Make a very rich sirup with  one pound of granulated sugar to  a gill of water. Heat over boiling  water till the sugar is dissolved.  Pare and halVe fine, ripe, but solid peaches. Put a single layer of  them in the sirup, in a shallow  vessel; cook slowly until clear;  drain from the iirup,. and put to  dry in a moderately heated oven.  When fairly dry they may be  eaten at once; or, after drying  twenty-four hours, they may be  packed for future use. Plums,  cherries and pears may be candied in the same manner.  a  OFFICE  TO  RENT  The accommodation arid 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.  Taylor-Forbes Co.  LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  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WHOWJSA&E ANP BETAJU  Nuts  Almonds are inseparahly joined with raisins in table service:  so for evening uses, hickory nuts  and apples form a pleasant combination. All the narder-shelled  nuts should be wen cracked before they are served. With the  softe^j]^  be furnished.   Nut  picks   should  always be at hand.  Sweet almonds, which are used  for dessert, are of several varieties. Those known as "the Syrian,  or Jordan almonds, are regarded  as the best. Those with hard  shells are generally richer in flavor, than those with the- soft.  Certainly the harder shell offers  the more effective protection. The  skin of almonds is not easily digested. For use in cooking they  should be blanched, but for table  use this is not desirable. Walnuts keep well and improve with  age. Of the hickory-nut family,  the shell-bark is considered best.  These, too, are the better for age.  THE GRENFELLS' LOSS  Few houses of the English  peerage suffered more in connection with the war than that of  Grenfell, which is represented by  several members in the Upper  House of parliament. Thus Lord  Desborough, the famous athlete,  who has twice swum the Niagara,  has lost both of his elder sons,  and is now left with a fourteen-  year-old boy to succeed to his  honors and estates. His young  kinsman, Capt. Francis Grenfell,  of. the Ninth Lancers, the. first  officer of the British army to receive the Victoria Cross in the  present war, for heroism on the  battlefield, was killed in action  in France, after having been  twice invalided home for wounds.  His twin brother, Capt. Rivers-  dale Grenfell, of the same regiment, and so well known as a  crack polo player, lost his life in  the fighting in France around  Christmas time, and from that  time forth Frank Grenfell felt  that he would not outlive the  war.  The Grenfell twins were so intimately associated in sport, in  business .affairs, in all their interests, in their likes and dislikes  that no one ever thought of them  singly,= butalways-as of-the pair.-  When "Rivy" fell in the battle  of Mons it did not seem quite natural that Frank should remain  behind. In fact, he was so convinced himself that he was destined to rejoin his twin brother  at an early date in the Great  Hereafter that on the day before  he was killed he attended divine  service and received communion  as a sort of Viaticum.  The cases of Frank and Rivy  Grenfell is only one of many in  the present war. In all the belligerent armies there have been  instances of the same kind���������that  is to say, if one of the twins fell  the other one's death was certain to follow not long afterward. Sometimes, even, they  were killed on the same day, and  the Vienna newspapers record  the death of an Austrian officer  fighting in Poland against the  Russians and of his twin brother  fighting in Alsace against the  French, on the same date, nay,  almost at the very same hour.  Of the physical resemblance  between twins everybody is  aware. But the mental and moral likness and sympathy are full  of mystery* originating as they  do in early infancy, and extending to the grave. The experiences of the present war in the  matter are of a nature to still  further .emphasize both this mystery and the popular superstitions and folklore which exist in  all countries, civilized and uncivilized, on the subject of twins.  "Here's a scientist thinks7 all  idiots ought to be.killed off in  their infancy."  "Good heavens! Isn't this war  reducing the world's population  fast enough?"���������Baltimore Ame-  Irican. -   *  \ ���������-���������.���������������-- AAUi  Friday, June 30,1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  LARGE PRIZE LIST FOR  THE 1916 EXHIBITION  The Vancouver Exhibition As-,  sociation has issued its prize list  for the forthcoming fair, which  nil be held for the week from  August 14 to 19, and it is claim-  led that the present is the most  fcomplete list ever offered in the  [province. It provides in detail  [for almost everything made or  [produced in the country. The  first list of prizes is for the Better Baby contest, the entries; for  which close on August 2, *as is  the case in most ,of the classes.  A gold medal is offered for the  champion baby, while bronze  medals are the prizes, together  with diplomas in all classes. In  addition to. these a large number of special prizes are being  made up from contributions. '  Horse classes come next with  238 sections, with a total of $10,-  664 in prize money, $4,364 of  Which is for breeding classes. The  association is making an effort  to encourage the breeding of all  kinds of live stock. The imperial  government and the war office  especially have requested that  special emphasis be placed on  these sections, and the Federal  government has \ agreed to pay  half the prize money won in  these sections. Every ,kind of  useful horse is provided for.  Besides numerous medals, diplomas and cups, $4,232 is offered in the cattle classes. These  prizes are for all. recognized  breeds of beef and dairy cattle.  The association has in the past  had five breeds of. beef cattle  represented and six dairy  breeds, which, it is pointed out,  is more than any other fair 4n  Canada, and the quality of the  individual cattle has been of _the  best, although the number of ex:  hibits has not been so great as  at some other fairs, and they  have been housed in the best cattle barns on any fairgrounds iri  Canada. Additional sections are  added this year for grade beef  steers in , car lots and singly.  Prizes will be offered for the best  milking cow in each breed, and  these will be judged by the quantity of milk, butter fat and other  solids.  In the sheep section prizes are  provided for1 fleece wool, these  being added at the request of  the Dominion Live Stock Department, from which an expert will  be sent to look after the judging, and will also bring a large  demonstrational exhibit of wool.  A stock-judging competition is  also being held this year for a  number of valuable prizes.  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 FRJENPS ?  Jf the dread of pain or your inability to meet the  exorbitant prices charged by other dentists ha������  hitherto prevented yoa having your teeth attended to, listen to my message.  PEJmSTBY AS I ?JUk0TJCILI1L_  IS ABSOLUTELY DEVOID OF FAIN  Be the operation simple or complex, it makes absolutely  no difference to me.  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHOUT  MY _ PRACTICE, HAS ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  So sure am I of Oralthesia and its certain results, I say  to all my patients:  "IF IT HURTS, DON'T PAY ME"  And in comparison to the high prices charged by others  "r ���������'-~ ���������  :" keeping with the  in my profession MY prices are, in x^j������U6  ���������_������������������ ������������������  nvr n.4oi*^ ~f ���������,, work an(j the materials which I use  HIGH quality of my  exceedingly low  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FOR A FREE EXAMINATION  Dr. T. Glendon Moody  Vancouver's    DAWSON BLOCK    Vancouver's  Pioneer Painless  Dentist     COR. HASTINGS & MAIN STS.     Dentist  Phone Seymour 1566  3  Poultry and Hogs  Another interesting feature is  that the B. C. Dairymen's Association has made several large  donations to the prize list, one  of the most important being for  bacon hogs and block hogs. Over  $2,500 is provided for the poultry classes for one dozen lots,  also six dozen, 12 dozen and 30  dozen sections. The poultry officials at Ottawa and Victoria are  especially interested in this competition, and no doubt it will be  of considerable attraction to producers, y  In the field and garden vegetable sections there are several  valuable special prizes, some in  the regular schedule running as  high as $25 each. Floriculture  will be a continuous show this  year, and the spacious arena in  the pavilion is being,set aside for  the purpose as being the only  place large enough to provide  for the big, displays that are expected. 3  ln some of the sections the  exhibits are to be staged at Mon?  day noon, and in other sections  they come in on Friday at 10  a.m., thu3 ensuring a fresh competition at the end .of the week.  New classes are added this year  for novices and school children,  and also for lady amateurs, while  Ihe prizes in the District and Agricultural Society exhibits are increased.  The fruit and honey classes  are very much altered and increased. The B. C. Apiarian Society is taking an active part in  promoting the exhibit in these  sections, and has secured^*, large  list of special prizes for honey.  The dairy products, Indian  department, and mineral sections  are the same as last year, but  several new sections have been  added to the fine arts, especially  in the applied arts. The women's  section, household arts and. the  educational sections are com  pletely rewritten and made more  elaborate than before.  It "is hoped that the extended  prize list this season will be in  strumental in bringing out the  best, class of exhibits ever shown  in the province. Prize lists may  he obtained by application at the  office, 214 Loo Building.  LYNN VALWSY FEST3VA.L  A GREAT ACCESS  That this annual event, now  known as the Provincial Musical  Festival of British Columbia, is  yearly increasing in interest, is  attested to by the fact that, this  year-there are 500^entrants in the  list of competitors. It also shows  how widely the love of music is  taking hold of the British Columbia world.  Monday evening's elocutionary  contest was followed with keen  interest by the large audience,  and the first prize winner, Mr.  Ed. Chamberlain, showed excellent training. The other items  were equally appreciated and  called forth unstinted applause.  The institute was again crowded Tuesday when the solo, duet,  and quartette items were concluded. Special attention was accorded to the soprana solo contest, which was awarded to Miss  Blanche Nadeau, who secured 83  per cent. The gold medal for the  mezzo-soprano class was captured by Miss Mollie Stirling; her  success being all the more surprising as it was the result of  brief training.  Wednesday night keen interest  was excited by the choir competition. The winner this year  was the choir of the First Baptist church, Vancouver, last  year's winners. The second prize  was won by the Western Triple  Choir. Others competing were  Chalmers church and St. Michael's. Following are the actual  results: Choirs, 12 to 24 voices,  St. Mark's choir; choirs, to 48  voices, First Baptist church; second, Western Triple -choir. Sight  reading, Chalmers church choir.  Choirs. 24 to 48 voices, Western   Triple choir; second;   First  Baptist church. Tenor solo, gold  medal, Alexander Wallace; sil->  ver medal, Mr. John Kennedy.  Children's mixed choirs to 24  voices, St. Cecilia Junior choir.  Violin solo, no age limit, gold  medal, Sydney Beveridge; silver  medal, Miss Grace Patrick. Bass  sono, gold medal, T. Humphries; silver medal, George C.  Watts. The winners in the difr  ferent classes will be heard at  a concert to be given in St. Andrew's churchj Owing to this  page going to press we cannot  give the results^ in this issue,  but a splendid musical ,time is  anticipated. X    v  THE CZAR AT WORK  A well-knit, slight figure, in a  long brown military overcoat  and usual Russian soldier's cap,  came briskly out and rah down  the steps almost before the sentries had time to bring their  rifles to the salute. He acknowledged it by a cheery wave of  the hand. Then he joined a little boy who was playing with a  large dog, tempting it to sniff  at snowballs and then squashing them over its too inquisitive  nose. The little boy was in exactly the same plain, workmanlike uniform, high boots and all  Off they went together down the  street of the little town "somewhere in Russia"���������the Emperor  and his son.  In the small house from which  he came the Emperor_has passed most of his time since he be  came generalissimo of the for  ces of the empire in Septem  ber last. He lives in two rooms,  works in one, sleeps in the other,  and he is quite content, for one  of the keynotes in his nature. is  simplicity. He has no love for  the trappings and the suits of  his Imperial State. This plain  soldier's uniform is his usual  wear. He dislikes having to appear in full-dress uniforms laden with gold embroidery, and  to cover his chest with decorations. He prefers living in a  small house in Tsarskoe Selo���������  small, that is to say, in comparison with other wa laces.  Life "at the "Stavka," so the  Russians call field headquarters,  suits him, therefore} well. He is  busy. He escapes from tedious  pomps, and ceremonies. The  pressure of internal problems is  relieved. Every morning about  nine o'clock he walks to General  AJexiff's office, and there, with  maps and sheaves of telegrams  reporting the latest movements  and probabilities, works till between twelve and one. .It would  be foolish to pretend that, he di  rects the operations himself; But  he follows, them with minutest  care. He knows exactly where  every division is, every battalion,  every regiment even. He has a  good head for geography and a  good memory ."He can keep in his  mind an accurate plan of the positions of the opposing forces  upo nthe whole immensely long  Russian front. Thus his comments are often-suggestive-and  his good memory helpful in saving time.  About one o'clock the emperor turns to his quarters to lunch.  He always has a few guests. Our  British attache at the Stavka,  General Hanbury-Williams, is a  favorite here, as everywhere, and  is very often invited. The Czar  likes talking to Englishmen.  "They do not make me feel all  the time that I am a Czar." He  often surprises his guests by the  wide extent of his general  knowledge. Not only is he industrious in "getting-up" all  subjects with which he feels that  he ought to be acquainted, there  are a great many in which he  takes general interest. He is  quite modest in his use of what  he knows. He does not lay down  the law or enjoy putting others  right. He would, in truth, rather listen and learn than talk  himself. When he does take part  in discussion he offers his views  almost   with   deference. His  quiet, courteous habit of speech  never changes. This contributes  largely to the charm of manner  which wins for him not only the  liking but even the affection of  those who are brought into close  relations with him.  "He looks one so straight in  the eyes," one of them told me.  "He is so obviously sincere and  kindly. No one ever had better  intentions or tried harder to do  his duty in any sphere, however  "exalted or however humble."  Count Witte knew his eniper-  er's character and once said  shrewdly: "If I took office again  I should steer a Liberal course.  Not because I ain a Liberal. Far  from it. I am a believer in autocracy. But for autocracy one  needs an autocrat."  Do You Pack Your Grip?  or ..  Do You Telephone?  Which Kind Are Yon?  When you wish to communicate  with someone else, do you' array yourself in travelling clothes and spend  both time and money to make a per-  sonal call? .  OR  Do you simply walk to your telephone and transmit your personality  hy wire?  In the one instance you inconvenience yourself and create expense. In  the other you have instant, actual  conversation with the person you wish,  Telephone���������Don't travel.   Talk anywhere.  British Columbia Telephone  Company, Limited.  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. O.  Hdyist Ar*mAGmRBA7  OT>SUWME������ FJ5TE  On the verge of the forest and  affording charming vistaa ��������� of  shore line and sea, the delightful  gardens attached to the rustic  bungalow at the entrance to  Stanley Park are, by a felicitous choice on the part of the  committee and the kind proffer of  Mr. and Mrs. Rawlings, to be the  scene of a gala midsummer fete  in aid of the material funds of  Ward I. Red Cross. The ingenuity of the influential committee,  headed by Mrs. Edward Mahon  and -Mrs.-Cleaver-Cox, is-being  taxed to exploit the possibilities  the gardens offer for diversion  that the organizers hope will  have about it something of the  novel and impromptu. Such a  feature will be the presence of  the park photographer, who will  arrange to photograph visitors  posed by the old seven-forked  maple tree, which is one of the  curiosities of the garden. Palmistry by an adept at the art will  doubtless draw a large clientele,  and there will be music under  the direction of Miss Mary Bell-  Irving, who is introducing some  delightful novelties into the programme. Children's wants w:Ul be  specially considered, and there  are to be attractions such as a  fish-pond, an Aunt Sally, a Jack  Johnson, and a stall displaying  gaily colored balloons. This department is in charge of Miss  Agnes Gordon and Mrs. Hinman.  Flowers and prettily decorated  flower pots are to be sold by Miss  Florence Phair and Miss Marjory Johnson, and fancy work  vended by Mrs. A. H. Douglas.  Tennis and bowling are to be  conducted under the oversight of  Mrs. Richardson, Miss Betty  Jukes and Miss Florence McCon-  nel, the last-named now ready to  receive entries for the bowling  contest. The tennis competition  will be in the form of an American tournament.  The fete will be held in the afternoon and  eveninsr.  A Port of tb* War X  Captain Giljjert Frankem, now with  the Royal Field Artillery in Flanders,  has given to, the world tbe greatest  pooMis tbat have, a* yet been inspired  by this war,; possibly tbe greatest  work in the whole wide field ot art*  The poem, he calls "Headquarters"  is very' vivid with a touch ot pathos���������  Here,    where     haply    some   woman  -- dreamed (are those her roses that  bloom  Tn the garden beyond the windows of  my littered working roomf),  We   have   decked the   map   for   our  masters  as a bride is decked for  the groom.  Fair,     on     each    lettered     numbered  square���������cross-road and mound and  ~~wire,~ ~~~~-  Loophole,  redoubt and  emplacement-  lie the targets their mouths desire;  Gay   with   purples   and   browns   and  blues, have we traced them their  arcs  of fire.  And he ends with:  For the weeks of our waiting draw to  a close   * *   *  There is scarcely a leaf astir  In   the   garden   beyond   my   windows,  where the twilight shadows blurr  The blaze  of    some   woman's    roses.  '' Bombardment orders, sir.''  He hoi Is, ns many have held in this  war, that the guns are the ni.Pters  of all and men their servants and  serfs.   The artillery men speak���������  Ours are the hands that unleash  The blind gods that raven by night,  The   lords  of  {sic  terror  at dawn,  .'When*  the    landmarks    arc   blotted  from sight  By the lit curdled churnings of smoke;  When the lost trenches crumble and  spou:  Into  loud  roaring  fountains of flame.  Another, entitled "Eyes in ,_ the  Air" is a forceful expression of what  the aeroplane observers know and  endure:  Your   flying   shells   have failed   you,  your landward guns  are  dumb;  Since  earth hath naught  availed  you,  these  skies  be open. Come. '������������������  Where,  wild to  meet  and  mate  you,  flame  in   their beaks  for breath,  -Black   doves!   the white   hawks   wait  you   on   the    wind-tossed    boughs  of death.  These boughs be cold without you, our  hearts arc  hot for this,  Till,   fraught  witn that we  gave  you,  fulfilled  of  our  desire,  You bank���������too late to save you from  killing beaks of fire-  Turn  sideways from your lover,  Shudder  and  swerve  and  run,  Tilt; stagger; and plunge over  Ablaze" against  the  sun:  Doves dead in air, who climb to dare  The hawks that guide the gun J 8  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, June 30,  1916.  SIR DOUGLAS HAIG  "I have seen Sir Douglas  Haig described as a rough-hewn  soldier," who, like Klebermakes  you feel brave to look at him.  If you meet him with that picture in your mind you have a  shock of surprise. It is true that  his bearing is gallant and soldierly, and that he conveys the  sense of a man entirely master  of himself, and of his task. He  is one of the youngest generals  in the British army, but he is  young-looking eve*a for his years.  This suggestion oi youth is.due  not only to the rapid movements  of the stalwart, franie,' but more  definitely to the smooth, untroubled face. In p-vfila Jt slants  forward., from the retreating  brow to the adventurous nose  and the big, strong chin. Seen in  front, the face is square and  massive, the -mouth broad and  decisive, the blue-gray eyes are  calm and*'direct.'  But in his manner, speech and  habit of mind there is no trace  of the 'rough-hewn soldier.' He  ia as remote as anything that  can be imagined from suggesting the hard, merciless features  of the typical Prussian, Mac-  kense or Falkenhayn, for example. Despite his uniform, he  suggests Oxford more tha a the  barrack-room, and one feels that  he Would be charming and re-  -*csurin-? by the bedside whether  as the rector or the doctor. He  irradiates a certain atmosphere  of what I may call benevolent  alertness. He wins one's confidence by the obvious sincerity  and candor of.~his speech, is tolerant of "a contrary opinion, and  listens with respect to auyrhing  that deserves respect.  "But over-emphasis, cock-sure-  ness, dogmatism have short  shrift from him. It is not that he  rebukes them by word, but that  he makes them seem false and  crude by contrast with his own  serene and governed manner. He  is like the skilful horseman who  rules his steed not by the whip  and the spur, but by the subtle  authority of a superior will conveyed through Hints that are at  once gentle and indisputable. In  the midst of his staff his mastery  is  obvious without    being  ������-SHHaa-a-s=s-=s-a=BH5-���������a���������  demonstrative. It has the. art of  evoking the maximum of thought  and directing it into the right  channels without surrendering  any element of respect. It is the  art of the judge who encourages  the counselto enlighten him, but  preserves his right of judgment."  GALLIENIO'S  FEAT  One feat no less decisive than  picturesque will always stand  out in the distinguished military  career of Gen. Gallieni. When in  the first days of September, 1914  he loaded into taxicabs .50,000  men of the Army of Defence of  Paris and rushed them to the  aid of Gen. Maunoury, who was  about to strike at Gen. vori  Kluck's flank, he made certain  that Paris was to be saved. That  >was the task which had been assigned to him. From the moment  that von Kluck was forced to  retreat and the French under  Foch routed the Germans at  Fere-Champenoise, the German  plan of campaign was a failure.  The taxicabs of Paris in the  days of peace had not been such  as to command universal admiration.' They had earned the  reputation of being" recklessly  driven and murderous in operation. Gallieni, by a stroke of  genius, converted them into efficient engines of war. One thing  that the German General Staff,  with its marvellous foresight in  preparing for the war, could  never have foreseen was the  swift transport of. Gallieni's  corps through the mobilization  of thousands of shabby little  taxicabs. But in Gallieni's calculations it was not an accident.  He was prepared and waiting,  and struck at the right instant.  His services in colonial conquest, on the Upper Niger in  Africa, in Indo-China, in Madagascar, would assure Gallieni  conspicuous rank among the  French generals of the older  generation. As Minister of War,  until bad health compelled his  retirement, he showed great, energy and ability in building up  the rFench army after the first  disastrous experiences of the  waF. But his place in history  will be fixed as the hero of the  taxicab  army that saved Paris.  Some Book Reviews  Y-A^J- ?  U - "r  & -  ���������������**������������������-  \  ptamw: Jfortb Van. 383 and 103.  "x jfcywow 330.  WitoiCE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  waiwijw an* ������w?������Tra*������w  Steel and Wooden Vessels, Built, Pocked. Painted  and Repaired.  tfortn Vancouver, B. 0.  ��������� V  "Pride of the West"  ���������������������������= BRANP  OVBBAUA BWnvra, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHWG  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  By  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  4'Buy Ooods Hade at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Honey."  m  i-X  Kit-  %  3!X ������������������"-  m  rx  T������*>:  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  V-. ���������'   ���������_   Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  PhonoFmlrmont84&  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  My Home In The Field Of Honor  By Francis Wilson Huard. With Drawings by- Charles Huard. Published  by McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, Toronto.  NO one can read these .pages  and not feel stirred to the  inmost depths of the heart  by the simple, unadorned account of the tragedies and horrors of the war as they affected  French life and French pepple  when; as yet, it Avas hardly a  reality. The virtue of Madame  Huard's story lies in the fact that  she tells it with naive directness and describes events* just  as they came under her own personal observation and within her  own personal experience. Her  very simplicity of narrative  brings the war home to us in a  most powerful and forceful manner.. X x:  An American woman, married  to a Frenchman, and living at  her chateau sixty miles east of  Paris, and right in the path of  the" invading army, Madame  Huard was a witness of the beginnings of the war and its subsequent heart-rending desolations. The unexpectedness of the  Hun thunderbolt is well brought  out by the introductory description of the merry gathering at  the author's summer-house, near  the Marne during the third week  in July, when not the slightest  hint of a war-cloud had appeared on the horizon. Even when,  on July 27th, during a short trip  to Paris, she saw "numerous  grey-haired, bushy-bearded v men  stationed at even distances along  the line," she had no suspicion of  their portent, dismissing them  from her mind as "Territorials  serving their last period of. twenty-nine days." The first rumors  of war were treated by everyone  as a joke. But in her last-visit  to Paris conditions were altered,  and the author gives a graphic  description of Paris caught in the  whirlwind of- war, and yet going about preparations with an  ominous calm which has been  characteristic of the French, in  the whole course of events. Going home she realizes for, the  first time the full significance of  the gathering war-storm as she  sees .wives parting' from.husbands, and fathers from children and realizes that her turn  must inevitably come.  When her husband gets his  marching orders,"she -conceives  the idea of turning her big chateau into a hospital under Red  Cross auspices. And, in spite of  her modest account, the reader  realizes what a splendid service  she performed in the interests of  old and young and wounded.  Then came the news of, the  French retreat and the warning  to fly, and the following chapters- are full of dramatic incident. She carries us breathlessly  through all the horrors of' a  heroic retreat, during which she  showed what a woman coul4 do  by rendering invaluable hospital  service. She and her little party  got as far as Melum when they  learned with"much rejoicing that  the Germans were retreating in  their turn. For "the English  caught the enemy like rats in a  cage" at the Marne. Then follows the story of the scenes of  desolation which met her on her  homeward journey���������houses left  roofless, fifteenth century, bridges blown up, the fleeing Belgian  populace, and the mounds which  told of fallen soldiers. "On these  new-made graves were piled hundreds of red soldier caps, and  here and there a hastily-hewn  wooden cross, bearing such inscriptions as these, scrawled in  a lead pencil on a smooth space  whittled by a jack knife: "Aux  Braves du 248." She found her  chateau had been desecrated by  the Hun despoiler���������no less than  -General von Kluck and his staff.  No one who reads this book  can doubt the truth of the horrors of German Kultur. One  Belgian refugee tells how "at  Charleroi I've seen the blood  running in the gutters like rain  after a storm,'' how he '' had  seen little children slain and  young girls tortured." Another  says "my brother's nearly done  for! * * * seventy-two wounds!."  As-to the women "God knows  what they did to them! My wife  hasn't stopped sobbing since we  met. She's dazed���������-I can't make  her talk.'' And most of all the  stories of spies among those  whom they had known and trust-  ed. J'kk ���������.:,-'���������*  This book is one of the most  moving and dramatic accounts of  the war yet published because of  its very .unpretentiousness and  simplicity. And its value is greatly enhanced by the series of exquisite drawings executed by the  'author^* husband, ^Charles   Hu-  . m\f~        . XT*   "U X>'  ard,  the  official  painter of  the  war to the Sixth Army ofTrance,  Golden. Lads  By Arthur Ctleason.   Published by McClelland, Goodchild   & Stewart,  Toronto.  This book should commend it-  Belf to the whole patriotic public, if only for the purpose- to  which its proceeds are devoted,  namely that of training maimed  soldiers in suitable trades, thus  "making possible the reconstruction of an entire nation," a  praiseworthy work whieh is being carried on by citizens of. neutral nations. But it is to be commended for more than that. As  Theodore Roosevelt says in the  introduction, "The testimony of  the book is the first-hand witness of an American citizen who  was present when the Army of  Invasion blotted out .a little fla-  tion. This is an eye-withess report on the disputed points of the  war. The author saw the wrongs  perpetrated on helpless non-  combatants by direct military orders. He shows that the fright-  fulness practiced on peasant women and children was the carrying out of .a government policy,  planned in advance, ordered  from above. It was not the product of irresponsible individual  drunken soldiers. His testimony  is clear on this point. He goes  still further, and shows that individual soldiers resented their  orders, and most'unwillingly carried through the cruelty that was  forced on them from Berlin. The  author shows that the average  German is sorry for these acts."  Such'evidence, coming from a  disinterested source, is interesting now. It should be valuable  later when, in the final adjustment pf affairs international,  every bit of testimony will have  weight in determining the decisions of world judges. That the  Berlin government had deliberate  intentions of warfare and cruelty  is most firmly established by this  writer. Several of. his ���������> articles  deal with conditions in Belgium  previous to and during the German invasion and give a comprehensive idea of the German plans  of subjugation; in' which their  army of spies by a policy of  "peace.ful penetration" played  no mean part..He tells pf a house  on the Belgian coast the ruins of  which a>e shown in picture form,  which 'was built by a German  and which. =later proved to' be a  strong fortification. Hw-descrip  tion* of the atrocities of the invading German army are force,  ful in their simplicity. One of the  strongest chapters in the book is  "The Steam Roller," wbich de  scribes the administration of the  German government and its at  tempts to reduce Belgium to a  state of submission.  The second part of the book  describes the fine spirit and cour  age of the Belgians and French  in the valiant defense of their  homes. The   article   "How War  Seems to a Woman," written by  Mrs. Gleason is, in itself, a picture of-war���������conditions as they  were   in   Belgium   and   France  The  "Golden  Lads,"  while applied, broadly   speaking,   to the  young men of the allied armies,  applies more particularly to the  French Fusiliers Marine, the sail  or lads of Brittany, to whose div  ision belonged the Hector Munro  Ambulance Corps, of which   the  authors were members.  The Inevitable  The Germans had taken New  York; for three days the sol  diers of the Kaiser guarded the  streets; the city was at a stand  still.  The American army had dug  in somewhere in Jersey, when  the Crown Prince, with a party  of his officers, visited Wall  street.  Two hours later American  brokers held a controlling interest in the German Occupation  Corporation Preferred, and the  country was safe.���������Life;  Fame  A Long Island teacher was recounting the story of. Red Riding Hood. After describing the  woods and the wild animals  that flourished therein,, she ad  ded:  "Suddenly Red Riding Hood  heard a great noise. She turned  about, and what do you' suppose she saw standing there, gazing at her and showing all its  sharp, white teeth ?"  ���������������������������_ "Teddy Roosevelt!" volunteered one of the boys.  French writer says the French  people will forgive their German foes. But not until after  they've  licked  them.   ������  t  \������  QUIETLY, QUICKLY, SMOOTHLY, YOUR  HOUSEHOLD GOODS ARE MOVED  Without any fuss, any disturbance, without breaking or losing ant  valuable furniture or bric-a-brac BECAUSE CAMPBELL MATriaq  -      A BUSINESS TO MOVE_ GOODS THAT WAT.  The big CAMPBELL "Car Vans" are heavily padded inside and  completely enclosed, affording absolute protection. Only skillful, intelligent movers handle your goods. AND the charge is surprisingly small  Phone Seymour 7360 for full particulars.  Campbell$toraceTbMPANy  Oldest and Largest in Western Canada  /Phone Seymour73<50 Office 857 B^TTC.Srni^  Office Phone:   Seymour   8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store  Fixture  Manufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters, Show Cases  Fainting, Papexhaaglng and Kalsominlng  Shop: 1065 Dunsmuir St. Vancouver, B. O.  Banish Corns said 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  LECKDES' 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 DEALERS  ABOUT  TWS  0EA������  ��������� Peter the Great was������ a martinet,* the kind of monarch the  late . Count Witte lor Batata  wanted. He had vast , energy  and no, scruples. His head was  full of plans, and he made" his  people accept them hy brute  force. He was troubled neither  by doubts nor fears. There is little of Peter about Nicholas JJ.  Not tbat he is lacking in decision when occasion demands it.  Often when he is told of something which needs doing he immediately makes it his own business to see that the thing is  done���������if possible. Sometimes it is  not possible. Then he straightforwardly admits-that he is powerless, and with humor sketches  the obstacles in the way. His  temper is equable, but he gave  a very vigorous and decisive answer when in the troublous times  of 1905 he was urged to send  some of his property out of the  country so that, whatever, happened in Bussia, it might be safe.  "For what do you take me?"  he asked angrily. "I shall stay  here, and, if necessary, die here.  Not a kopeck shall go." He can  show healthy resentment, too,  when he feels that he has eause  to take offence.  This, however, is not a side of  the Emperor's character which  his guests at the Stavka see.  They find him an interested listener, a master of detail in the  matters whieh come specially  under his notice; a pleasant, unaffected companion without a  trace of pomposity, an always  kindly host. After lunch and after dinner, both simple meals, at  which the Emperor drinks no  wine, he makes a point of speaking to each one of his 'guests  separately before he goes off in  ttie afternoon for a drive and a  walk in the country; in the evening, to work again-  In spite of his years and his  two decades of reigning, there is  still in the Czar's manner a touch  of shyness. He shows no sign of  fear or suspicion. I recollect that  the first; time I saw him at  close,..quarters���������it*' was at Reval,  where he met King Edward in  1908-t-I was surprised by his  jolly, smiling, care-free expresr  sionX     '-.._._ '*.'-..,:_.  '-'I His shyness is soon rubbed, off  hy intimacy. "When he likes people he is frank and natural with  them.   One  Whom he likes very  much spoke to him lately about,  being photographed and "kine-  matographed" with hia _sdWiers. ..]  The^ Czar had telated same ny- v]  cident that occurred .d^-W :a  vftsit to ta Sibemn^^-r-flimesfc*  "\ybat.a pity," aajd tbe atarif, -J  "that: there was' iio, camera 71  there."   * ." ,   '    .-."I.  "But I do so dislike advertising myself," tbe Czar pleaded..  The  friend insisted, however,'-  on the advantage of making   a  sovereign's   personality  familiar ;  to., his people.  .A few days afterwards.> the  Emperor, sitting down to dinner,  with a twinkling eye, said to his  adviser, "I've been doing some  good advertising today. About  two thousand feet of film,  I think."        "  O Toole���������Phwat's the matter  that ye didn't spake to Mulligan just now? Heve ye quarrelled?     ,  O'Brien���������that we have-not.  That's the insurance av our frind-  ship.  O'Toole���������Phwat do ye mane?  O'Brien���������Sure, it's this way.  Mulligan an' I are that devoted to wan another that we can't  bear the idea of a quarrel; an'  as we are both moighty quicktempered we've resolved not to  spake to wan another at all for  fear we break the frindship.  The    chap   who   wrote   that  Prince Von Buelow was coming  to America, omitted to state the*  name  of the German liner  that  was to bring him over.  9^m\Wm\\\\\W ' /*  ________ *  ������fe������  mion  i freshes  ISX*  wacoo  HOME TO BENT  For. Bent���������6 jroom,modern touse,  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., WeateW  lean.    -.. *������������������'. . XX..*  .:.��������� "t ���������


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