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 Subscribe to the  Western Call  $1$(> Per Year  6 Mos. 50 cents  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  T. J. Kearney  J. M. Mclntjrce  Funeral Director  T. J. Mearoty ft Co.  Ftuural   DliMtoa  snd HnbAlmsm  At your service day and  night.  Moderate cbai-gwa.  802 Broadway Wert  .Pbone: Pair. 1068  VOLUME VIII.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH GOjiUMBU,   FRIDAY, JUNE  2,  1916.  5 Cents Per Copy.  No. 4.  IADLY MADE SUPPLIES  WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED  The Canadian Red Cross Society in its monthly bulletin calls  the attention of Red Cross workers to the necessity for careful  attention to details in all their  Red Cross work and explains that  owing to the lack of space on  ships they are approaching the  time when they will be obliged  to refuse supplies that are hot  properly made or packed.  Following are the instructions  issued by the supply department:  "We have received from England some complaints as to the  quality of the goods which are  being shipped, especially of the  quality of the socks. We. therefore, ask all our workers throughout the Dominion to remember  that socks which are badly knitted are really useless. We would  also ask all heads of committees  and societies to watch carefully  the socks sent in by members,  and to refuse to send forward  those which have hard seams in  them, especially at the toe and  heel, or which are hard and  rough to the feet, or which are  obviously too large or too small  or too misshapen for any normal  soldier to wear.  "We would also draw the attention of. workers to the "fact  that it is useless to send forward  large quantities of supplies made  of very poor materials. We have  had some shirts, for instance,  sent in to. the society of such  wretched material that 4hey~ are  really useless.  "We are afraid that in some  places there is more anxiety to  send forward large quantities for  the sake of appearing well in reports than to consider what  would be the feeling of a patient  if he were asked to wear the garments sent. We call upon all  workers to remember that the  object of the Red Cross is not  to provide materials for working parties and to occupy the  time of the workers, but to provide garments which are really  more suitable for sick men to  Xwear-.Moreover,..as our^transportation is limited, we cannot send  forward goods which take up  space on the ships and which are  not of any use when they arrive  at the hospitals.  "Surgical supplies made of,  anything but hospital gauze, absorbent cotton and non-absorbent  cotton, are useless, and not  worth tlie carriage or the time  of makers. We do not want ordinary bandages except a very  small number which should be  made only by men and boys and  persons who cannot make other  supplies.  "We are quickly approaching  the time when for lack of space  on the ships we shall be obliged  to return to the senders supplies  of goods which are not of the  right kind or of sufficiently good  quality to warrant our forwarding them to England, as we do  not care to incur the responsibility of disposing of them on  this side of the water.  "During the canning and jam-  making season, we took pains to  request from one of the largest  fruit growers and canners in  Canada definite instructions as to  packing fruit and jam. He kirid-  },y sent these and they were inserted in "Suggestions for  Work" and "War Work," and  we received much beautifully  prepared and packed fruit that  was much appreciated in our hospitals.   Some was not so   satis  factory. Here is the description  of one very large shipment when  it arrived at the shipping warehouse in St. John:  "This jam was packed in five-  pound paint or lard tins, which  were not air tight. The action of  the acid in the fruit combined  with the air in the tin has caused a heavy, black corrosion on the  inside of the tin and cover. Furthermore, this shipment was very  badly packed, being put up in  various kinds of cases, little or  no attention being given to the  packing, as a considerable number of the tins were packed upside down, the cover having come  off allowing the contents to dirty  the other tins and penetrate the  cases. Also, in nailing up the  cases, nails were driven through  quite a number of the tins.  "I have had this jam examined  by two of the leading confectioners and they are of the opinion  that on account of the corrosion  on the inside of the tins, that the  entire shipment is unfit for food,  as there would be great danger  of ptomaine poisoning. I have,  .therefore, arranged to: have the  entire shipment, consisting of 400  tins, destroyed."  And the worst of it all was  that the freight of this shipment  cost the Red Cross $68!00.  GIVES ELOM) WARNINGS  Giving ample warnings of flood  possibilities on the Fraser River,  F. Napier Dennison, superintendent of the Victoria observatory,  says that this season has -been  abnormally cool throughout this  province and the snowfall has  been unusually" heavy on the  mountains, From daily river  gauge readings obtained from  special observers stationed at  Kamloops, Lytton and Yale the  following abnormally low readr  ings were obtained on the 27th  of this month:  At Kamloops the level is two  feet four inches below the average on that date during the last  six years.  ;At Lytton it is six feet eight  inches below the average.  ; At Yale seven feet five inches  below the average of the last  seven years.  :.^Under these conditions should  there be a pronounced warm spell  in; the interior during the next  t-#o weeks, dangerous floods may  p|cur, which from the 16th to  the 19th Of June would greatly  be increased by the highest tides  of  the  year.  EARLY CLOSING OF .BARS  WENT INTO FORCE JUNE 1  WORK EXPLAINED  -The members of the Prisoners  of War Committee have been  asked many times, especially just  lately, to explain just which is  the Information Department of  the. Red Cross. It is an enquiry  department for missing and  wounded men. The following is  from a British Red Cross report  of April 29: "During the past  fortnight we have received 685  enquiries and have collected 1,-  806 reports. We are now issuing a monthly printed list, which  is sent to Basra and Bombay, of  enquiries for men missing or  wounded in Mesopotamia. The  reorganization of the searching  in the hospitals of the United  Kingdom has proceeded without  interruptation with excellent re  suits. The work is now concentrated on the first line of hospitals, which receives convoys direct from France. In each district a head searcher is appointed, who is responsible for the  selection (subject to the approval of. the department) of the necessary number of assistants, and  for collecting and forwarding to  this office the reports obtained.  The system is found to work well  and the officers commanding the  military hospitals have been  prompt in giving all necessary  facilities.  '' It has now been definitely decided to include in our enquiry  list the names of all men officially reported missing, withot waiting for private enquiries on  their behalf * * * and the War  Office have further undertaken to  supply us with the daily official  communique of casualties, from  which the names of the missing  will be transferred to our own  list  as  soon as they  appear.  "We continue to receive an increasing number of enquiries for  men wounded and missing in Mesopotamia. We are now issuing  these in a monthly printed list  which is sent to Basra and Bombay and also to Egypt, in view  of the possibility that some of the  wounded may be sent there. ������  The amendment to the liquor  act imposing new closing regulations on the hotel bars in the  province went into force on June  1st. Hereafter, or at least until  after the war, in the event of  Prohibition failing' at the polls,  the bars must not open before 11  a.m. and must close promptly at  10 p. m.  Inspector James Reid has given official notice to all hotels and  cafes affected by the new amendments, inasmuch as, although the  new regulations came into force  on Wednesday night, they were  not rigidly enforced, some of the  bars which hadinot been notified^  remaining open till the usual  hour, while others closed at 10  o'clock. . : . .  The police on duty in the city  have instructions to watch that  no, infractions of the new regulations take place, and to report  any such infractions.  The question as to who will  be responsible for the enforcement of the law as regards clubs  is not yet decided, as the latter  are operated under a provincial  charter, and> in Inspector Reid's  opinion, may come under the supervision of the provincial police.  The argument is put forward,  hpwever, that* as soon as a club  sells . liquor after the regular  hours named in the licence, it becomes an illicit business and  would come under the head of  the "blind pig" list, the round-  ing-up of which is part of the  duties of the city police department.  Hotel keepers in the city complain that a large percentage of  their business is done between  the hours of 10 and 11 in the  morning, and that until the  drinking public become conversant - with the new regulations  there will be a considerable falling--off in the returns from the  bars.  Inspector Reid pointed out that  under the new act in no hotel  dining room shall liquor be served on Sundays as has been the  case heretofore, nor during hours  when the bar should be closed.  This will include cafes as well,  while the sale of liquor on Sundays is also prohibited in clubs.  METHODIST CONFERENCE  CONCLUDES LABORS  G00P WORK BEING PONE  IN MANY MISSION HELPS  The twelfth annual meeting of  the Woman's "Auxiliary- to Missions of the Anglican Church,  Diocese of New Westminster,  opened Thursday morning in  Christ church and will be continued until Saturday night.      The  meeting promises to be one of the  most interesting in the history of  the Auxiliary.  A communion service in the  church conducted by Rev. C. S.  McGaffin opened the meeting.  The sermon at the communion  service was preached by the Ven.  Archdeacon of Columbia. Mrs.  Harold King gave the address of  welcome, to which Mrs. Barton  of Camp Slough replied. The  president, Mrs. Wm. Godfrey, in  her annual address said that despite the war several of the  branches are stronger than they  were before, but she reminded  them that there was still a vast  amount of work waiting to be  done, and as the strength of the  auxiliary is depending on the  zeal of the individual, she urged them tb put their best efforts  into the work. She pointed out  the necessity for thoroughness  and reminded them of their text  "The Love of Christ Constrained Us.."  Letters of greeting were read  from the General Board of the  W. A. in Canada, from the dioceses of Ruperts Land, Calgary,  Saskatchewan, Huron, Frederic-  ton, Keewatin,   Algoma,   Quebec  and Caledonia. The recording  secretary, Mrs; Balfour, in her  report stated that there was now  a total membership of 2841 on  their rolls. They have 93 life  members, 43 senior auxiliaries  with 1069 members, 210 members  in girls' auxiliaries, 773 in the  junior branches, and 789 in the  babies' branches. She referred to  the death of Mrs. Thain, one of  their oldest life members, and to  the absence of the bishop and  asked the prayers of the members for his safe return.  Interesting reports were read  from the branches throughout the  diocese. St. Mark's, Kitsilano, reported the largest junior membership, and St. Paul's the  greatest increase in membership,  while Broadview, which had decreased to one member, had paid  its pledge of. $5 and is still a  branch.  The treasurer's report showed  the receipts for the year to be  $4,094.31. Though this sum was  not less than that raised in other  years, there was a small deficit  owing to the fact that larger obligations than usual were met  this year. The corresponding  secretary reported having written 188 letters and 217 replies  and notices in which she had  had much valuable assistance  from the bishop, whose guiding  hand they are now missing. She  impressed upon the members the  necessity for loyalty to their  cause.  The sessions of the annual conference of the Methodist church  were brought to a conclusion on  Wednesday evening with the  reading of the final list of station and the election of chairmen for the various districts.  The stationing committee were in  sessioi* most of the day in an endeavor to bring in a report that  would be satisfactory to all concerned, and the results of their  deliberations are shown in the  following list:  Several reports of committees  were discussed by members oi  conference, one of. the most important being a supplemetary report of the board of directors of  Columbian College, which asked  the Methodist church of the province to raise the sum of $5,000  for the support of the college this  year. This the conference unanimously agreed to do, and a  hearty vote of appreciation was  tendered to Rev. Dr. Sanford,  the principal, for his unflagging  earnestness in the conducting of  the institution and the ability he  had displayed in managing the  business affairs.  The stationing committee recommended that theological work  be discontinued for this year;  and this was agreed to by the  conference. It was found that the  majority of. the students had enlisted for overseas service, and  those who remained were not  able to enlist for various causes, but could be used in the work  of the. church on the mission  fields. Academic work will be  carried on, and a few students  will be helped by correspondence,  but no theological teaching will  be done by the college staff. The  conference,.accepted this proposal as a contribution of the church  to the call of the Empire. A  committee was appointed to prepare a conference honor roll of  those who have enlisted, and this  will be done at once.  Church Taxation  -The subject of church taxation  came in for consideration on the  report of the committee on memorials, and a committee, consisting of the president, Rev. S. S.  Osterhout, Rev. R. F. Stillman,  Mr. George Bell and Mr. William Savage was appointed to  press the vieAvs of the conference  on the authorities during the  year.  Following is the final stationing draft as pertaining to both  Vancouver districts:  Vancouver West District  Vancouver (AVesley) ��������� Ernest  Thomas; Robert Whittington, D.  D., superannuated: John W.  Saunby, B.A., missionary in Japan; Eber Crummy, D.D., Principal Wesley College, Winnipeg.  Mt. Pleasant���������Wil ford J. Sipprell,   B:A.,  D.D.  Oak Street���������To be supplied  from Fourteenth avenue.  Sixth Avenue���������Wesley E. Kerr.  S. S. Osterhout, Ph.D., President of* Conference, 1454 Fifth  Ave. West.  Kitsilano���������J. G. Brown, M.A.  W. Pascoe  Goard,  supernumary.  Fourtetnth Ave.���������Win. S. A.  Crux, B. A.  Tolmie St.���������To be supplied  from Fourteenth avenue.  Kerrisdale���������Charles F. Connor,  ���������M.A.,  B.D.  Norwegian    Mission���������Emanuel  j L.   Nanthrop   (Matsqui).  Chinese Mission���������-Lay Evangelist, 531 Beatty St.  Steveston (Japanese Mission)  ���������R. Misumuna.  Richmond���������G. B. Ridland (R.  R. No. 1, Vancouver).  Howe Sound���������Robt. C. Scott,  B.A., Gibson's Landing.  Cape Mudge (Indian Mission)  ���������To be supplied. (J. E. Rendle),  Quathiaska Cove.  Valdes and Cortes���������To be supplied by SS. Thomas Crosby.  Alert Bay���������To be supplied.  Salmon River���������To be supplied  by SS. Thomas Crosby, Capt. J.  G. Gibson, Chaplain, C.E.F.  Dawson and Klondike���������To be  supplied.  Marine Mission���������To be supplied, S. S. Thomas Crosby, under superintendent of missions.  James Stoodley to attend Columbian College.  Garnet Gibson, enlisted, by  permission of conference.  Officers���������Chairman, S. S. Osterhout ; financial secretary, W.  J. Sipprell; S. S. secretary, E.  Thomas; E. L. Secretary, W. E.  Kerr; temperance secretary, J.  G. Brown.  Vancouver East Distriet  Central���������Arthur E. Roberts;  James Turner, superannuated;  Goro Kaburagi, left without a  station, at his own request.  Grandview���������-Elitiu Manuel; F.  W. Langford left without a station at his own request to pursue  post-graduate work.  Dundas���������William J. Beamish.  Vancouver Heights���������To be supplied.  South Hastings ��������� To be supplied.  Trinity���������Osbert M. Sanford;  Wm. Pearson, superannuated.  Robson Memorial���������J. C. ������wit-i  zer, B.A.;  Henry  J.  Miller, superannuated.  Grace church���������J. Wesley Miller, U.A., KD.___.__._.__  Mountain View���������Chas. B. Sing,  B. D.  Sanford���������Thomas H. Wright.  Ferris Road���������Arthur N. Miller.  Wilson Heights���������W. P. Ew-  ing,  B.  D.  River avenue���������To be supplied  from Sanford.  Japanese Mission���������M. Mut-  sunaga.  Beaconsfield���������To be supplied.  Wm. Boulton left without a station at his own request.  Collingwood E.���������Robt. Wilkinson ; E. Wesley Morgan, B.A., B.  D., missionary in China.  North Burnaby���������To be supplied from Dundas.  North Vancouver���������W. Lash-  ley Hall, B.A., B.D.  Lynn Valley���������To be supplied  under superintendence of- North  Vancouver.  West Vancouver and No. Vancouver, Robt. R. Morrison.  Maple Ridge���������John Pye, Port  Hammond.  Mission City���������John R. Butler.  Agassiz���������To be supplied. Robt.  C. Wilkinson,   supernumerary.  J. S. Weir, enlisted, by permission of conference.  Officers: Chairman, E. Manuel;  financial secretary, T. H. Wright;  S. S. secretary, O. M. Sanford;  E. L. secretary, R. Wilkinson;  secretary, A. E. Roberts. THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, June 2,  1916.*]  =5\  Joseph Olenines Cloak  (Translated from the French by Aimee, for Western Call)  >������  In spite of German critics I consider  as very estimable Salvolini 's commentary on the papyrus of Turin and the  campaigns of "Rhameses the Great. I  had planned to make use of it for  my great -work on the sojourn of the  Hebrews in Egypt, When urgent business affairs summoned me, at the beginning of last autumn, to my estate  in Bukova, in Little Russia. I set  out, taking with me my precious Salvolini; I expected to find, in the solitude of my woods, the long hours of  study necessary for finishing my work!  Every proprietor in tne district of  Pereiaslaf knows that there are three  relays from Kiev to Bukova; they  know also that this road is marked on  the district map���������ten years ago it is  true���������as one of the worst in our  dear Ukraine, and that last autumn  in particular, the commonest prudence  commanded the traveller to avoid the  imaginary bridges with which it is  embellished. In spite of a combined  movement, of rolling and pitching  which made the hieroglyphic signs  dance in front of my eyes, I persisted in reading the commentary, without a glance at the sorry landscape  of stubble-fields and tilloge which was  fleeing behind me. At the relay of  Tachagne���������one of those poor hamlets,  lost in the furzes of a pond, called  "Khoutres," in Little Eussia���������I was  distracted from reading by the voice  of my friend Stephen Ivanovitch, the  postmaster, who invited me to take  a cup of tea in his house. Two hours  later my carriage entered the lime-  tree avenue to Bukova, and the shadows of night which were falling from  my old trees stopped me at the beginning; of Ehameses' expedition into  Nubia. A few minutes later I continued it in a dream tortured by the  fantastic jolts of a war chariot rolling over the Libyan sands.  The next day, at dawn, I was recalled to the realities of earth by  the steward who came to take me in  his "drochki" to visit a distant farm.  Our early autumn mornings are colder than noontide in winter; over the  benumbed fields creeps a heavy gray  fog, the vapor of those marshes which  form, as is known, the greater part  and the most picturesque ornament of  Our beantiful country. I ordered my  servant to bring to me my pelisse, a  wide, warm, fox-lined cloak, which  had cut a pitiful figure in the cloakroom of an elegant ball at Petrograd;  it was the uncouth companion of my  hunting expeditions and of my jaunts  through the forest, one of those solid  and modest country-friends which one  presses to his heart on returning to  his country lodgings and which one no  longer salutes when one meets them  by chance at the court wharf. Ivan  appeared with empty hands and scratching his head with an embarrassed  air.  "Pardon, baron; but * * * the cloak  cannot be found; it must have slipped out of the carriage, goodness  knows * * * on the road, nofc far  away."  "What, fallen on the road! You  have lost my cloak then?"  "You wanted it thrown over your  feet last night, as you were anxious  to read your big book; you would not  notice it, we were getting such a  shaking! The accident has possibly  happened at the Tachagne Eiver when  we were passing over the bridge. * *��������� *  Good Lord, I thought we would roll  over into the precipice! Ah! the  roads are badly neglected, baron; happily the cook of his highness, the  marshal, told me yesterday that this  year the zemstvo * *  *  I cut   short   my   faithful   servant's ;  digression,  ordering   him   to   send   a  .-.'.���������.������������������  GENUINE BARGAINS  Sacrifices that are not made from choice.  HOUSES  WEST END���������9rroom strictly modern house on Barclay St.  -'������������������;,vWy&tff Denman.St. on full lot 66 by 131 ft. with a gar-  _  age.   House has.hot water heat, finest selected pannel-  r       ling on. liying room and dining room, hall burlapped  j and pannelled, reception room in expensive paper, the  ***'''' '4bedrooms 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.  HORNBY 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.s  "PAWVIEW���������Fully modern 6-room bungalow, just off 12th  Ave. and East of Granville St. on lot 62% by 100 ft.  and garage.   Has hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, buffet and bookcases, full basement with cement  floor. Assessed at $7,0(JO.   Sell today for $5,8001   Mortgage, $4,000.   7% per cent. Balance arrange.  KITSILANO���������8-room modern house on Dunbar St. north of  Fourth Ave. hardwood floors, buffet and bookcases, furnace, fireplace, bath and toilet separate, gas and electric   light.   Sold for $7,500.   Today for  $4,500.   Mtge.  of $3,500. 8 per cent. Bal. arrange.  GJ&ANPVTBW���������$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.  KITSILANO���������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  __   ^nd_jBxtra_toilet, _stone__pillars in_front,..cement-walks,  best  hardware.   Price  $3,500. Mortgage  $2,000.   8 per  cent. Balance arrange.  GRANDVIEW���������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.  ' KITSILANO���������3-year-old   modern  house    on   8th    Eve.   on  large lot 66 by 132 ft., has hardwood floors, furnace,  fireplace,  bath and  toilet   separate,   valued at   $6,000.  Today for $3,150.    Mortgage, $2,100, 8 per cent., Bal.  arrange.  LOTS  STRATHCONA 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 GREY���������On  the brow  of  the  hill  near  22nd  and  Balaclava, a great view, full 33 ft. lot, cleared, for $250  GRANDVIEW���������2   lots on   8th   Ave.   ner   Burns   St.,   cost  owner $3,150.   Sell for   $1,500.  FAIRVIEW���������50 ft. lot on 10th Ave. near Laurel St. for  $1000.  FOURTH AVE WEST���������.*?3 ft. near Trutch St. dirt cheap  at $1,300. Also 50 ft. between Fir and Pine Sts. for  $2800.    Formerly held at  $17000.  HASTINGS ST. EAST���������25 ft. between Dunlevy and .Tack-  son  for  $7600.  POINT GREY���������Beautiful high corner cleared oh 34th Ave.  Strathcona Place cost $4000 for $1500. A splendid  homesite.  KINGSWAY���������33 ft. near Nanaimo St. for $450.  SOUTH VANCOUVER���������33 ft. lot near Wilson and Knight  for   $75.  ACREAGE  SURREY���������152 acres near Port Mann about 12 acres cleared  on Hjorth  Eoad for $37 per acre.  BURNABY���������31/, acres about one-third cleared near Central  Park Station. Good location. Valued at $9,500. Today,  $3,000.  GIBSON'S LANDING���������10 acres between the Landing and  Roberts Creek 2 acres cleared, 2 slashed balance alder  and small fir creek through one corner. 3-room house  finished in beaver board, sink, water in house, 20 fruit  trees, 3 years' old, assorted and small fruits. Fine view  of Gulf. Price $1000 or will trade for clear deeded  lots or house not too far out.  ALLAN BROS.  REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE  AND MINING.  510 PENDER ST. WEST  PHONE SEY. 2873  post-boy on horseback in search of  the cloak and to tell him not to return without it:* That urchin returned  at nightfall; he brought back from  Tachagne a large packet wrapped np  in the greasy numbers of the "Journal de Kief." I was just returning  from the frozen fields, cursing\ the  rough roads, the zemstvo and the stupid Ivan, when the post-boy brought  back in triumph the recovered cloak,  kissing my hand as it rolled him a  rouble. I tore off the paper and my  fingers, numb with cold, became gently  buried under the caress of/ something  soft, delicate and warm as a child's  breath. I unrolled the object; judge  of my surprise and of my ill-humor  on seeing unfolded, in place of my old  cloak, one of those short pelisses  which I believe ladies call polonaises,  of great blue velvet lined with sable,  which looked very costly. The garment was ancient in style, such as  was worn formerly in  Poland.  " Ah! now, what kind of a joke is  this then?" I shouted, detaining the  post-boy. c  "I do not know, Osip Evguenitch;  it was the postmaster himself who  gave me. the packet at Tachagne, tell-1  ing me that it was the fur cloak lost  by our father and desiring me to carry to our father his wishes for good  health."  "But, you ninny, it is not mine!"  "I did not know, Osip Evguenitch."  I sent the stupid fellow away, knowing from those decisive words that  there was nothing more to be got  from a Russian peasant; and spitefully throwing the strange garment  on, the divan at the corner of my  desk, I lay down, musing on the odd  transformations which cloaks undergo  in   Ukraine.  Next day I awakened very late; a  radiant September sun filled with its  golden smile my old room with its  furniture upholstered in faded chintz.  The first object which struck my  eyes was the polonaise, spread out  on the divan. Light puffs of breeze,  blowing through the open window,  made ripples in the pretty fur cloak.  In the dazzling light, the sable quivered with golden chestnut reflections  like those which play on some Titian  heads. Mechanically I stroked that  silky down, flaming in the noontide  light; little sparks quivered along  my fingers, the same as come from  stroking a young cat's back as it  sleeps before the fireplace. From  the crumpled, cloth rose a strong perfume; I have a very keen memory  for perfumes; yet I could not recall  any analogous sensation; unless perhaps the feeble, enervating odor of  the linden-trees of Ukraine, when  they blossom all around the house in  June. In short, that pretty little piece  of goods breathed a secret grace, a  provoking maliciousness; I stopped to  play with it, to drape it in the light  in order to set it off fully, when \ noticed the Salvolini wide open on my  desk, waiting for me. I was ashamed  of my childishness, and I plunged into my favorite reading. I must say  I found it less absorbing than us-,  ual. The garden which extended  beneath my window, adorned with the  last coquetries of autumn, attracted  my attention often; it invariably returned to the sables which smiled  near  me. '  Ivan entered, bringing in my breakfast, and made a movement to pick  up the unknown and put It away. The  hands of my valet bore the trace  of a conscientious struggle against the  dust, accumulated by the summer  months on the furniture of Bukova.  On seeing that great black hand taking the delicate blue velvet brutally  by the collar, I felt an indefinable  sensation of irritation.  "Go. and finish your work, Ivan,  andXhon 't _soj___that thingnwhichjloesn't  belong to us; that is right, you may  put   it   away   later."  In the evening, Ivan came back to  the rescue. I had sketched the plan  of the first chapter of my memorial,  and I paced up and down my room  with that irregular and absent-minded step so favorable to brain-work.  Every time that I drew near my  desk, my eyes fell on the polonaise;  it was lying on the divan in the subdued light of the lamp, with those  fantastic and animated postures  which clothes, long worn, have in the  evening. Sometimes ifc seemed to me  that it stirred, rose up; it assumed  caressing attitudes, . and a passing  light brightened the golden chestnut  reflections with more movement and  life than in the morning, as if the  frolicsome curls of a Venetian head  had appeared in the obscure depths of  my great mirror. Again I sent Ivan  away unceremoniously. The poor  fellow looked at me in astonishment  and went away with respectful submission, tlie last legacy of servitude  in our worthy servants.  The next day I invented some of  those ingenious pretexts which our  slightest caprices find so quickly in order to persuade Ivan that he must  leave the strange visitor where it  was, until sueh time as it niight be  reclaimed. In reality I did not Jike  to anticipate that moment. It seemed to me that the joolonaise had always been there: it had entered on  the same footing in my intimate life,  as those familiar and indispensable  things amongst which the old. boy���������  even if he is not very old���������does not  allow any change to be made. In the  midst of my faded pieces of furniture,  in my severe workroom, it was the  only young and gay note, the only luminous touch. With its half-living  appearance in the evening, it was a  little less than a dog and a little  more than a flower. My obsession for  that queer little thing increased hourly.  Those people only can understand me  who have known the prodigious mon.  otony and the formidable weariness  of a solitary sojourn in our Russian  plains. Left alone in that silence,  crushing to men and things, the imagination attaches itself to tire most  trivial objects and ascribes to them  proportions out of all bounds. . According to the interesting heads of  our houses of correction, it is to Russian sailors and proprietors that Sil  vio Pellico's spider must be dedicated  The polonaise���������I beg its pardon for  the comparison���������became my spider.  Soon its influence seriously balanced  that of Ehameses. I watched it live  its mute and secret life. It was a body  without soul, it is true, but like those  bodies which the soul has just left  and which maintain after the abandonment an expression of great intensity. I looked for the soul, naturally, and my imagination, idle, let at  liberty, spent its best hours seeking  for - the causes and effects by which  chance had brought the wanderer to  my home, . on the eternal feminine  which had lately become incarnate in  that wrapper. I reconstructed all  the types of women with which my  rich memory could furnish me, in order to adapt them to my cloak. Finally, tired of groping in the dark,  I decided to make investigations with  a scientific strictness worthy of a  laureate of our Academies. If Cuvier,  thought I, was able to resuscitate the  antediluvian monsters with a little  bone, an insignificant'' fragment of  their vast organism, why should I not  reconstitute a woman with a raiment,  which is half of a woman, if it is not  the whole? I hung the stuff up, allowing it to take its natural folds;  they at once gave evidence of a  light, vaporous'gtace; but that was not  enough. ,  One day, I found the farm-hands  about to macerate the last harvest of  hemp. I secretly carried away a few  armfuls; not without blushing a little at my childish amusement, I began  to stuff my cloak, buttoning the garment over that improvised mannekin  and being careful of all the breaks  in the velvet made t>y much wearing. The result was completely convincing. I saw appear a long and flexible  neck, rich and proud features,, a  slight figure, supple as a young birch.  Some affinities, familiar to all who  have studied design, helped. ihe to establish, with __ the half thus acquired, the half still wanting, the  height of the statue, the shape of the  head. I had never been in doubt as  to her hair, whieh was of the golden  chestnut shade- of the sables; it was  also an axiom long since arrived at  that her eyes had the dark reflections  of the blue velvet. One single point  troubled me, the nose was lacking,  and I had no models by which to reconstitute it; until better informed, my  statue would have no nose. But' why!  Had I not madly loved formerly, that  ancient head of Ephesus which the  barbarous Turk deprived of that same  ornament? In a word,/ had I not  loved greatly my beautiful compatriots  under  similar circumstances?  And so the soul of my cloak being  recaptured, its form became henceforth invariably fixed in my imagination. It brought great peace.. From  the day on which my visionary companion was created, she became alive.  I grew so much the more attached  to that piece of goods in that it was  the visible sign of my creation. I  no longer entertained the thought that  I might be deprived of it. I had not  the slightest curiosity to see the lawful owner of the cloak; that might  mean disillusion, and what I had invented sufficed me. Once a very simple idea came to me, and which ought  to have come sooner, that there might  be something iri the pockets to indicate its origin. The idea was very  unweleome; I made^several unwilling  attempts to put it into execution. At  last I plunged my slightly trembling  hands into the little pockets; it was  with inexpressible relief that I drew  them out again empty. My steward  wanted me to go to Tachagne to wind  ,up a business matter of importance.  I found a pretext for sending him in  my place, fearing, atiove all things,  an explanation with the postmaster  which might oblige me to make restitution.  On the loth of October, wo had our  first frost of winter at Bukova. I  saw, on awakening, the melancholy  horizon of our fields all wan under  its first white sheet. I was to go  that morning to superintend some  wood-cutting quite a distance away.  Ivan brought to mo in triumph a  coarse peasant's mantle, swearing that  it Avas very cold. I was well aware  of it when I opened my window and  felt the icy breeze. My hand rested on the soft sables; they' always  preserved a certain intrinsic and mysterious tepidity. Brr * * , thought I,  how good it would feel to wrap one  self up in that warm, fur befor������ facing such weather! I repulsed that  foolish idea with shame. But it is  well known that foolish ideas haA'e a  singular manner of making their way  and haA'e special arguments at their  serA'ice. 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As  soon as I put on the enchanted cloak,  my sad personality left me, and I felt  that a strange personality became insensibly substituted for it. I now  spent all my days outdoors, rambling  through the forest in my magic garment; the first sensation of delight  did not wear away; on the contrary it  seemed to me each day that I was  a little less I, that the metamorphosis  was nearing completion; a world of  delicious things, of subtle enjoyments  was reA'ealed to me; I had changed  my? soul with the cloak and cast off  the old man; it seined to me I had  become the * * Ah! no! To tell the  truth, it seemed to me I was running  mad.  At this critical moment of my moral  existence, one evening, at nightfall,  on the 24th of October, I received a  telegram from my friend X. He informed we that he was on his way to  Kiev the next morning ahd begged me  to go and see him there for a moment, to confer with him in a matter in which I could be of great assistance to him. I no longer cared  for anything except my solitude which  was peopled with my love, and I  cursed this importunate friendship;  but there was no way out of it, and I  ordered horses put to the carriage.  Ivan came up in the jocose manner  which he had for some time been  affecting  freely towards  me.  "The night may be wet, will Monsieur take a wrap with him for the  journey?"  I "had "to overcome one of those  little feelings of shaine which returned at intervals, but I had already overcome so many of them!"  "The fur-cloak,' I answered, turning my head aside, and, a feAv minutes aftenvards, the carriage bore me  aAvay, trembling with pleasure in my  dear sables, which expanded an atmosphere of love over my being, indifferent   to  eA'erything   else.  The night was far advanced when  my carriage entered the courtyard of  the Tachagne station-house. An unharnessed stage barouche Avas aAvait-  ing exchange   horses.  "I am going to waken Stephen  Ivanovitch," said Ivan to me.  "Attend to the horses at once and  don't disturb those avIio arc sleeping," I answered ill-humoredly.  You may Avell believe that I Avas  possessed of only one idea, that of  avoiding the postmaster. For fear of  meeting him I even AA-ent into the tearoom.; I rolled a cigarette, and began  to pace up and dOAvn tho Avooden  gallery of the lean-to Avhich reached  all around the yard. The night was  dark and Avet, as Ivan_ had predicted.  An evil-smelling oil lamp, on a. doorcase, threw a feeble light at one of  the  turns  of  the  gallery.  I had been walking for some moments when that door opened and  gave passage to a traveller who began to promenade in the opposite direction to me. Her profile struck ine  from the A-ery first; there was about  her a peculiarity which made it impossible to determine to which sex  theunknoAvn belonged. What, puzzled me more was that it seemed to  me 1 found in the figure, the gait and  the manner of my Avalking companion  A-ery familiar memories; but those  memories Avere so much the less easy  to specify in that they corresponded  to two evidently A-ery different persons; without being able to put a  name to these A-ague analogies, I was  certain that I had becime familiar  with   that  silhoutte during  my  intim  acy with some one of my friends and  with  that carriage of figure and  gait  during my intimacy   with   some other i  friend.   Very much perplexed, I stop-,  ped  under  the lamp  to wait  for the  walker to pass.   Into the lighted space j  stepped a woman's two litt.r. feet, protruding   from   beneath  a   man's   long  cloak;   my eyes  dwelt  on that  cloak;  it   was   mine, my old   fox-lined  pelisse! .  You may guess at the throng of'l  disordered thoughts which burst, forth  in m-y brain. I began walking again  like an intoxicated man. Chance  brought it about that, in the next'  turns, we met each other right under  the lamp. My first impressions were  explained withoiit lessening my agitation. When I looked at the cloak I  thought I was looking at myself in a  mirror, and beneath that borrowed  personality, I divined another which I  recognized as if I had left it.the moment before. The face of that woman���������it was decidedly a woman���������was  muffled up in a black scarf; but  judging by the fixity of her look, I  felt myself the object of an attention equal to my own. The.promenade continued; a sharp feeling of anguish' took possession of me Have  you ever come across a face in a  drawing-room which was well-known  to you? You realize that'you ought  to speak to it, fraternize with it, and  for want of being able to give a name  to that face, not a word comes to  your lips; you diA'ine that it, on its ^.  part, recognizes you; and every moment of delay increases your discomfort.  Suddenly, after a last turn, the  lady stopped right under the lamp,  threAV back her veil abruptly, and a  peal of laughter, long restrained, burst  forth like a~ rocket; the" young "and"  fresh A'oice which that laughter bespoke was raised and said to me in  French:  "Sir,   will   you return my cloak?"  "I ^remained motionless, dumbfounded, seeking for words with which  to  stammer:  '' Goodness, Madame, I was going to  make the same request of you; but  will you deign to explain to me  how?"  "Ah, as   to   that,   I   am   incapable.   .  I only   knoAV   that you have   my pel-  'isse, and it seems to mo you have adopted it without too much ceremony."  "It is true, Madame; but are you  yourself not giving me the example?"  "This cloak is yours* And it is I  who oavcs you explanations? Come, I  am willing; besides, it is very simple.  A month ago, in passing through hero  on my way to a neighboring district,  I lost my fur cloak. When I sent for  it, they brought me this in its place.  I haA'e been away longer than I expected to be. The cold weather caught  me unawares, far from all resources, .  and, my faith, I made use of the one  which ProA'idence deigned to leave  me in exchange for my sables. That  necessity will seem to you sufficient  justification, I hope. What is less so,  is why- a man should need to wrap  himself up in a woman's mantle in  the manner of a young clergyman;  without taking into account the fact  that it seems to me to have got somewhat out of shape on your shoulders,  my poor cloak!".  Oh! certainly not, madame. I swear  to you. It is on the contrary I who  haA'e become  *  * *"  "In a word, sir, since it pleases  you to think our Avrongs are recipif*-  cal, let us say no more about them.  We are both about to re-enter npon  our property and to get back the attributes of our sex. But as two people who haA'e worn xor a month each  other's mantles seem to me to have  had sufficient introduction, I inA'ite  , you to   haA'e   a   cup   of  tea   with me Friday, June 2, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  iilst we  are   effecting  the change."  L^nd the   stranger   opened   the   hall  >or, shoAving me the way.  I'l   followed   her   reluctantly.   I had  fcovered reflection.   I  saw   only   one  ting, the near and inevitable  separ-  fcion with   my   well-beloved compan-  in.      I felt no gratitude  to its mis-  less, for  having   revealed herself.     I  las little concerned about her, it was  ler pelisse I was  interested  in.  Yet,  rhilst my heroine was taking off my  poak, I gave myself up to that summary   scrutiny which   is  the  first at-  ention   due   by a   man   to a woman  kith   whom   he has anything   to   do.  It was not to be disputed that it was  Viy   statue  who  appeared  to me, sta-  |ue such as I had guessed at from its  Wrapper, only with a nose in addition.  IVas it that, nose  which   disconcerted  we?   I sdo. not know,  yet the  apparition gave me no pleasure and remain-  l?d  for  me    quite   distinct   from   the  real soul, that which lived in the pe-  iisse.   The   golden   chestnut, hair   was  Ithere,   however,   and   the   great   blue  [eyes.       She   asked  the servant     for  IHome tea;   by the  accent of the  first  [Russian   words   which   she   uttered,   I  recognized that   she  was   a   Polonese.  Everything, besides,   betrayed   in   her  that  race, particularly   formidable in  the  feminine   nature;   the    electrical  ! glance,    the   venomous   perfume,  the  serpent-like    suppleness,    the    unconscious   provocation   of   each gewgaw,  from her heels to the curl in her hair.  Whilst  she   was   pouring   the   tea,  Stephen Ivanovitch  entered, bowed to  us, and smiled.  "I suppose," said -he, "that the  error is now explained to the countess. The same day on which she -visited my house and forgot her pelisse,  M. Joseph Olenine lost his. cloak near  here. The next day, when the messenger from Bukova came to reclaim  the latter, my stable-boy brought back  the garment which he had picked up.  A few hours later, a passer-by brought  back M. Olenine's cloak and found at  the door the courier who was asking  for the pelisse, of Countess * * ska:  the courier did hot verify the object,  and I heard no more about it."  The   .postmaster    had  thrown   some  .light   on   my  romance.    The name   of  the Countess * ���������*��������� *ska was well-known  to me. She had just left Varsovie  at the time at which my regiment  was garrisoned there. People talked  then of her beauty and of her seconds marriage with the old Count  * * * sky, one of tbe richest nobles in  Poland, formerly high in favor at  court, and who had even been, governor-general for a moment during the  preceding reign. For some time the  count and his wife had been living  in retirement at their beautiful estate of Bogonostzova, on the confines  of Podalio, a hundred versts from my  place. I knew that they passed at  rare* intervals:through our district on  their way to another estate situated  nearer Kiev.  The countess dismissed Stephen Ivanovitch, begging him to have the horses ready soon, and -the conversation was resumed by us with the ease  which the assurance of belonging to  the same society gives to a new relationship, even when people have not  exchanged  cloaks.  "Well! Monsieur Olenine, the introduction is completed, and in quite  a romantic manner. My friends at  Varsovive have often spoken of your  exploits of all kinds, when you were  with the hussars, but I did not know  that you carried your disdain for  common morals to the point of ap:  propriating sables lost on the highway:  "You may even add, countess, to  the  point  of not  returning them.!"  "Why is; that?"   -/  "I declare that that pelisse will  be wrested from me only with my  life."  "Indeed!  and why?"  "Because * * because I love it."  "That is what all the heroes of the  police-court might say."  '' No, you do not understand . me,  you .cannot understand ine. It is too  subtle a thing to explain what it is  exists between that garment and myself. 3Tet, you, too, are a Slav, consequently more or less spiritist, believing in the transmigration of the soul  and in a lot of similar things. 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But  it is to be remarked that this severe  air has never succeeded in being an  astonished air, a circumstance which,  leads to the belief that women are  always expecting that word as a natural result of a conversation with  them.  "Oh! do not mistake my meaning,"  I resumed. "Far from me be the intention of offending you. Your, person  does not count in all this, it is absent, ot does not exist, there can exist in that pelisse only the ideal foirm  called forth from its folds at my invocation."  "That is not flattering to the material form which has contributed not  a little to those folds. In short, I am  willing to enjoy your originality, but  I am none the less obliged to again  make a formal demand for my cloak."  "Never, my life rather! Why did  I meet you? Come, go away," I cried  in despair, '' but do not ask me for my  soul!"  "I am only asking for my fur cloak.  Ah! now, but you are the Tartufe of  the pelisses, my dear sir. With all my  desire to oblige you, I repeat to you  that I am going to appear in a few  hours before my legitimate lord, who  would betray a just astonishment if  ho saw me landing in a man's cloak.  I intend to return home in my own  form and nature. So much the more  as these furs are a family inheritance  to which we have a thousand rights  of  possession.?'  "But you are asking for me myself! How would you have me render myself to you?"  1' Come, I enter into your mad idea.  Am I not leaving you one consolation? This cloak, yours, which I have  been wearing for a month will undergo a slight metamorphosis in your  favor. You will find there, according  to your theories of the adaptation of  cloaks, a little of yourself, a little���������  of another.,"  And with an air of superb authority  which, I must say, suited her marvellously, she took from my hands my  beloved cloak, threw it over her arms  and reached the door. There she turned around, doubtless to have a little  laugh at my expense. But, I looked so  heart-broken that she cried to me with  a shade of sympathy in her voice:  "There, I will take pity on your  madness. You love this polonaise!  Well,, you will see it agahr-at Bogonostzova. I promise you that it will  always hang on the first coat-peg in  my vestibule. Come then, and consider yourself always welcome under  our roof, M. Olenine. You may say,  modifying the proverb: For one lost  polonaise two  are  found."  I will pass over the details of an  inward struggle the issue of which  has already been guessed. The first  souud which restored joy to the  house was that of the bells of my  trotters, the d<*iy on which .they  brought to the steps the sled harnessed for taking me to Bogonostzova.  The road seemed long and the approaches to the place rough; great  frozen ponds, fir forests, and an old  castle of the time of Elizabeth,  with prison-like outlines; one of  those wearisome jails in which the  most mediocre companion must be  welcomed by the captives as a  Prince Charming' in the castle of the  Beauty of the Sleeping Forest.  Today, restored to a more healthy  state of mind, I scarcely dare to "recall-the ridiculous emotion with which  I set foot in the vestibule of the  manor of the * * *skys. My polonaise���������the fur-lined one, of course���������  glistened on the first eoat-peg, radiating light like the Golden Fleece, more  caressing and more animated than ever.  I ran to the dear object and covered it with furtive kisses. The countess who spied me, appeared on a doorstep,  laughing heartily., .,  "Come," said she, "I see that  the case is inveterate and that it  must be treated energetically if necessary, with  cold douches."  She graciously did me the honors of  the house and introduced me to her  husband, a glorious invalid of the  Caucasian wars, confined by sciatica  to an easy chair, in front of a table,  at which his young wife and his  steward kept shuffling the cards, each  in their turn, for his endless game  of preference; a fine-looking old man,  for the rest, on whose white temples the wrinkles crossed their furrows with those of tlie Turkish Yataghans; a rubicund nose and a cheerful disposition gave evidence of the  consolations which a cellar well-furnished with Hungarian wine brought  to the aged soldier. My hosts gave me  a great welcome; but, during the  whole of that sojourn, I gave them  only what strict politeness would not  allow me to'"deny them. Whenever I  found an opportunity, I would make  my escape in order to join my well-  beloved and lose myself in contemplating it. It was soon evident to  me that Mme. * * *ska followed with  impatience that conduct which had at  first amused her. Her good graces  where I was concerned, grew visibly  cold. The last occasions on which she  caught me engaged in an intimate dialogue with her fur robe, she passed  on shrugging her shoulders, and I  heard her murmur between her teeth:  "He is a madman!''  Being recalled to Bukova for a  week, I could scarcely wait for my  second visit. My disappointment was  great when I no longer found the  pelisse in its "ustomary place. I rush  ed into the drawing-room, and reproached the countess bitterly for  that violation of her pledged word.  She answered me, with a curl of  scorn on her lip, that my incoherences  had no longer the merit of novelty;  then, ringing a bell with a nervous  gesture, she ordered her waiting-woman   to   bring in   her "old rag."  During that second visit, Mme.  * * * ska's manner, testified a real  hostility towards me. She scarcely veer  addressed a word to me, and all my  infatuation was needed to endure an  attitude which I. was obliged to attribute to the disdain inspired by my  deranged mind. The"'old count alone,  ignorant of my foolishness, welcomed  me with the traditional cordiality of  our provinces, and urged nie to return  and abridge the long winter leisure  in  his * society.  I returned indeed, although feeling  that my presence was hateful. I  returned for the Christmas festivals,  tortured by my passion. This time  again, the polonaise was missing; but  I was not a little surprised to find  the countess wrapped up, shivering, in  "our" pelisse. Her good humor seemed completely restored, and she received me with a smile on her lips.  "My faith, my dear neighbor, I am  very sorry for this on account of your  habits; but my doctor finds I am not  well, and on account of the cold weather, he ordered me to wear some furs  in the icy halls of our old ruins. You,  doubtless, do not wish me to die; for,  I warn you I would not bequeath you  my cloak. Resign yourself to looking  at it on me. I regret that my uncouth person disarranges the folds  draped over my ideal twin. Try and  get accustomed to it."  "Alas! Madame, you are depriving  me of many sweet and very innocent  caresses."  "Oh! I know that on ine the magic  cloak loses all its virtue! So much the  better, you will get cured, unless * *  unless you find a compromise./'  Magis cloak, indeed. Since my hostess   had  put  it   on, it seemed  to   me  that she became each cay a littje less  alien to me, that she was a little less  herself, a little more it. With the strange  power   of   absorption which   I had  so  often established, the pelisse metamor  phosed   it's   mistress   and  brought her  to  the  proportions of my vision.  The  Countess   *   * *ska' had   disappeared;  there remained only my polonaise with  the unique world of seductions which  it   had been holding   out   to   nie   for  three months.  Insensibly,  naturally, I  arrived at the point of no longer separating- one  from  the  other.  It  was  all the easier for me because the chilly  young woman no longer went without  that  which she  had  one  day  so  disdainfully   called '' her   old   rag,'' and  I, who could not tear myself from that  beloved object, became riveted to the  footsteps  of the   one who   wore  it; I  followed her everywhere like an ani  mated shadow. The countess could not  have  invented  a  better strategem  if  she had wanted to enchain me to her  person;  far from me the thought that  there    was  any  calculation    in   that;  that regular soul was incapable of it.  Henceforth, I  went .with  the  lady  in  all  her   walks;   I accompanied  her to  the   park,    receiving   with    an  eager  hand, the frost pearls which clung to  the   sables,    (when   they   grazed    the  low branches   of   the   birches; I   followed her  over the  ponds  where  she  amused   herself   skating;    when     she  stumbled, in running rapidly, I was behind   her   trembling  lest my   treasure  might   get   torn in   some   fall,   ready  to  receive  it in my  arms to  saye it.  If she got into a sleigh  to go for a  rather  long   trip,   I  sat   beside  her;  I   blessed  the   jolting   of   the   road,  when,  in   the  shaking  of  the narrow  vehicle, it brought against my shoulder  and  on ~my~haiid "the  sweet blue velvet, its  warmth and  its  perfume.  One evening, the wind of the steppes, blowing in the direction of the  Carpathians, roared in the courtyards; the moaning pf the village mills  died away on the black panes. This  din of the elements carried a vague  feeling of terror to our country-  houses, usually so calm. We were  silent; the " old major-domo entered,  bringing iu the tea; a . shutter broke  loose, and the barking of a dog, or  of a wolf faded away on the air. On  withdrawing, the major-domo said sen-  tentiously:  "It would bo well for your ladyship to lock up your jewels this evening; it is on such nights that the  Lady returns."  "What Lady?" I inquired of my  host.  ,-trWhat, you do not know what kind  of a visitation threatens you? Do not  smile, you sceptic, and listen to a  story in which my servants believe  as firmly as in the miracles of Our  I ady of Czentoschau. A long time  ao, in the reign of King Stanislas,  this house was the scene of a domes-  tie tragedy; one of my ancestors, betrayed by his wife, took the law  into his own hands, after the violent  manner of his ancestors, and hurled  the guilty woman into the great pond.  Since "then, the condemned soul wanders with the water-fairies, beneath  the rushes and water-lilies; at long  intervals she returns to" her dwelling  and visits the very wing in which your  room is; her light sighs can be heard,  she can be traced through tho corridors, by little drops of water, sprigs  of moss and of iris; some have seen  her walking, a tall reed, clothed in  green gauze, with a head-dress of seaweed. She appeared twice in my  grandfather's lifetime; after each of  her visits, an object of great value  is missing in the castle; she always  carries off whatever is the most precious possession of the master of the  house. It was she, the rascal, who led  away my old battle horse, on the  evening   on     which    he     disappeared  san  THE TELEPHONE  MAKES EVERYONE  YOUR NEIGHBOR  Where is your neighbor ?  Your neighbor is. where the telelphone  is, whether in the next block or the next  ������ty,  No matter how close or how far  away they may be, you can hear their  voices as plainly as if they were in the  same room with you.  Every telephone is a long distance'telephone.   Three times  the day period for the regular charge between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m.  .British Columbia Telephone  Company, Limited.  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. C.  L  when coming back from the pasturage. Now, I do not very well see  what else she can rob me of * *  *"  The count's recommendation was  superfluous; brought up by a nurse  from Little Russia 'to believe in popular traditions, I had no desire to  rail at such matters. I was even  scandalized by the burst of laughter  which came from the countess' armchair at her husband's last words; it  was an undefinable, uneasy laugh, that  unknown laugh which seemed to enter into her rather than proceed from  her.  I took leave and went up to my  quarters in the tower, a little nervous, my thoughts dwelling on the  story which I had just heard. I lay  down, my eyes fixed, as usual, on  the pelisse hanging on the fastening  of the window. For I must confess  to a last childishness, after so many  Others: I was so distressed, every  evening, on leaving my polonaise, that  I became emboldened once to say to  the   countess:  "Madame, you have allowed me to  seek a compromise; since you are monopolizing my well-beloved all day, at  least allow me to take it with me at  night in order to have it near me  and   to  look   at it  on awakening."  Without waiting for Mme * * ska's  assent, I took possession of her mantle, as she threw it on a chair when  retiring. Since then I carried it  away lovingly on my retreat; on  moonlight nights, the pale velvet and  the sables stood out in relief against  my window-pane, in a halo of rays;  I do not Know words sweet enough to  describe their grace, the divine sym-  .phony   of which   delayed   my sleep.  That evening, the full December  moon was obscured every moment by  tlie black clouds driven by the wind;  the storm raged and penetrated into  my room through the old badly joined casements. An idea came to nie  which turned mo cold; if the Lady  were to visit me and carry off my  treasure, the most precious object in  the castle1? Might it not be her property besides? These sables which I  was^told were a family heirloom, that  cloak of ancient style, did they not belong to the unhappy ancestress? And  that mysterious soul, which evidently  dwelt in the haunted pelisse, was it  not her soul?  You who have trembled for a beloved being, may guess what terror  took possession of nty brain, making  my heart beat and my  temples throb.  My eyes wide open, looking at the  polonaise I saw it stir, with human  movements, at the breath of the wind,  doubtless, hide and appear again, at  the caprice of the moon and the clouds,  of course. There was a longer  eclipse; the light again filled my window; the polonaise was no longer there.  I heard light sighs and a silken rustling in the hangings, like reeds cleaving a boat. Distracted, I rushed towards the door, I fell on my knees,  crying:   "Leave, leave   me   my soul;.     "Western Call, $1.00 per Year.  do  not go  away."  When my arms closed, they were  clasping the sables; the latter stirred, a vague form palpitated under  their folds, a warm breath grazed my  brow. ' A mad feeling carried away  my sense of realities; I uttered a  loud cry, I lost my consciousness * * *  and memory too, for I cannot tell  what happened next; there remains  only a confused feeling of great rapture the  next day.  On seeing my hosts in the morn, I  intended, at first, to announce to them  that the ancestress had appeared to  me; but a false shaine restrained nie,  and an .indefinable fear of displeasing the mysterious being whom I  would have liked to see again. Would  the Lady come back again?  She has returned. It is she who  brings mo back and enchains me to  Rogonostzova. My life and thati of__  my "friends is flowing away, in an  even and peaceable manner. Count  * * * sky, much inconvenienced by  his seiatica all that winter, no longer allows his only partner at cards  and chess to leave .him. Everyone  knows that the Russian government,  in its paternal solicitude, anticipates  the slightest desires of its subjects,  and that the most secret wish formulated by a person under its jurisdiction is immediately realized by the  administration. I have recently had  fresh proof of it. The road to Pad-  olia, which separates our two residences, was opened in January; I am  now only two hours distant from my  neighbors. In vain my .acquaintances at Petrograd and my colIea-_  gues at the Academy write letter after letter to me, filled with question  mjirks. Losing my patience, I answered them, once and for all, th.it I  was busy with some furs. I have not  yet been able to find time to go and  see them, and I even missed the last  congress of the Orientalists. How  was I to appear there, anyway? My  grcat work has not advanced one line.  Tho excellent count sometimes jests  with m.e about it, asking mc why  my studies in the Hebrews stopped at  tho chapter on .Joseph. To save my  amour-propre, I had to tell him that  I was deciphering, in a papyrus, some  very difficult passages, which were  destined to revolutionize history, and  according to which it seemed to me  that the Israelites must have recovered   his cloak.  "Ah, bah!" answered the count,  with that large laugh, the secret of  which the people of olden time have  preserved. "I hope, dear Egyptologist,  I hope nothing vexatious has happened to my ancient and illustrious colleague, the governor-general of Phar-  aeh!" '** <  "My dear," interrupted the countess, with her peculiar laugh, the laugh  of the "other,"���������my dear, you should  never make fun of your colleagues  nor of your contemporaries."  *   '1 THE WBSqBBN CALL  Friday, June 2, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED EVERY. PEIDAY  *;:" By the ���������'��������� %  McConnells, Publishers, Limited  Head Office:  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. C.  '   Telephone: Fairmont 1140  Subscription: One Doll-ax a Tear in  Advance. $1.50 Outside Canada.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  THE DETERMINATION OF  THE ALLIES  The increased agitations for  peace, within the last month or  so, on the part of Germany and  the neutral nations, have served to demonstrate one fact very  clearly"���������that the allies are determined to prosecute the war until  they have achieved a decisive  victory over those inimical to a  lasting peace. As Rene Viviani,  the French Minister of Justice,  said when at Petrograd recently:  "The Allies stand for a fight to  a finish. They intend to break  Germany's heavy sword. They  owe this to unborn generations."  And Germany's heavy sword  cannot yet be said to be broken..  With one foot in Belgium and  another in Poland and Serbia,  and with the richest territory of  France temporarily under their  sway, it would be a most advantageous moment for Prussians to  procure peace. They would still  have enough resources left with  which to build up a more formidable , military power than ever,  and, in the light of past experience, they would proceed to do  so at once in defiance of all terms  of peace, which to them would  be only "a scrap of. paper."  There is nothing for it, then,  , but to completely exhaust Germany's resources, and this the  -allies are resolved to do, no mat  ; ter how accumulatively great the  burden of war is becoming, nor  how ard^t the intematiohardiBT  sire for peace. It will be no vie  tory, indeed it will be no peace  if Germany still remains a menace  to the future. And now that the  latter country is showing signs  of financial weakening and is  faced with the steadily increasing difficulties of providing for  the people, the end of the real  issue of the fight is appearing  within sight.  For more reasons than one international disarmament is the  one and only solution of, the biggest problem the world has ever  faced. The sacrifice of life has  been appalling; every precaution  must be taken against any repetition of such wholesale slaugh-  xter in futurer The- question of  liberty, of civilization is at issue. It must be ensured at all  costs. The rights of small nations must be guaranteed and  protected. All this can be accomplished only under the favorable eonditions of a world peace  which is to be obtained by the  removal of all future menace.  Otherwise the nations would be  faced with the well-nigh impossible question of having to continue their military preparations  for defence upon an unprecedented scale���������impossible because of  the enormous expense. But the  cost would have to be met, at  whatever sacrifice to permanent  debts, if the allies failed "to  break Germany's heavy sword."  Just what that cost would be  approximately may be deduced  from the figures in connection  with the financial condition of  Europe which came before the  notice of tlie allies at their recent Trade Entente conference  Avhen they formed an offensive  and defensive alliance in the future interests of commerce. The  figures are as follows: At the beginning of the Avar, on Aug. 1,  1914, the combined debt of. the  five great belligerents, England,  France. Russia, Germany, and  Austro-Hungary. was $19,600,-  000000. The combined debt of  these powers on August 1, 1916,  will   be   approximately $62,500,-  000,000x They:;have increased  their indebtedness by $42,-  900,000,000, which represents the  cost:of two yeirs of war. These  figures include -the permanent  war loans, which up to May 1  had amounted to $25,525,000,000,  and added to that currency expansion and floating debt in the  form of treasury bills.  Such a burden of expense  would sap the vitality of the  nations involved and incapacitate  them for the higher work of .civilization and progress. The backs  of the taxpayers are bending  under the load they already have  to carry. They would break  completely if the additional cost  of continued and greater armament were added to their burden. The cost of maintaining  Europe as an armed camp has,  as proved, been enormous. But  it is nothing to what it would  be in the future if Europe is  still menaced with Germany's  heavy sword. For the nations  would all be obliged to live up  to the new standards of fighting  efficiency which have been established by the immeasurable  extravagance in the use of men  and material. England and  Russia could most certainly not  afford to be again caught unpre-  prepared, and France would  have to redouble her efforts.  Under such conditions life generally would become unbearable.  It is an alternative not to be  thought of. The allies realize  this and it is against such a contingency that they are fortifying  themselves to carry on this war  to a finish, and to secure a peace  that will be both sure and permanent, in order that the future  may not be fraught with the danger of another war and with the  burden of increased expense. It  is only by breaking Germany's  sword that the allies will be enabled to lay aside their own  swords.  ALL FOB FRANCE  The special correspondent of  The London Times at Paris  writes: Behind the strong characters and commanding personalities who direct the work of the  French Army stand dozens of  men hitherto unknown but equally efficient, equally devoted and  equally strong. Yet one and all  they seem to feel that in this  great war men hardly count. The  cause and its triumph are everything, the individual instruments  of triumph nothing. France is  grateful to her heroes, as they  are whole-heartedly loyal to her.  But no French soldier seems to  imagine that he can_ have any  special claim upon his country's  gratitude or that he can deserve  a higher enconium than that of  having done his duty. It is this  that lends sublimity to the  whole attitude of the French  army, which is indistinguishable  from the French nation. France  is, in many respects, the heart  and the brain of the allied cause,  at least in the west. No country  was ever worthier of. its work  and none ever fitter to do.  The members resisted this attempt to prejudice the future,  and, on thte question being put  to the, vote-r rejected the memorandum * of * -the directors byJ* ��������� a  large majority. Thereupon -- most  of the directors resigned, and the  present election has been held to  fill their places. There were  twentyrfive: candidates for twen-  two seats. Of the - twentyrtwo  elected eighteen are definitely  pledged against Free Trade with  Germany after the war, two are  in favor of it, and the remaining  two are not committed either  way. Such; is the result of putting the question to the test in  the citadel ������of Free Trade. '! It  proves conclusively that Mr.  Samuel has rightly gauged the  current of public opinion. It it  is running so strongly among the  business men of Manchester, it  must be strong indeed elsewhere.  It is a very plain hint to the government, and coming on top..,of  the recent action by the Associated Chambers of Commerce,  from which Manchester was absent, it has a cumulative effect.  The plain truth of the matter is  that this country as a whole has  definitely made up its mind, on  the broad principles of our future trade policy, and that those  principles are diametrically opposed to these' which still find  favor with a small but powerful  section of politicians.���������The London   Times.  FIGHTING A NATION  People who consider. "What  Ought To Be, instead of What  Is, are asserting that only the  Kaiser and the Junker class are  in favor of the war and that the!  great mass of the German peor  pie have no grudge against Gt.  Britain or other nations of the  allies: That notion is a false  one. It is blown to dust byiMr.  J. W. Headlam, whose article,  '' ' Peaceful' Germany's Real  Aims," appears  in  the   current  and treatment of the pedple^jof  captured lands after the mariner  of the Assyriiah ;fcings of old;-Consider the French; the Poles and  the Walloons going into -captivity as the children of Israel did  thousands of years ago!  In the face of this immense  mass of documentary testimony,  Chancellor von ^Bethmann-Holl-  weg said in his last speech:  "Who can seriously believe that  it is lust or an extension of  our frontiers that inspires our  storming columns before Verdun  and makes them accomplish even  more heroic deeds? It is not for  a piece of foreign territory that  Germany's sons are bleeding and  dying." Pungently, pointedly,  Mr. Headlam says: "The united  voices of the responsible and  elected representatives of the  people give him the lie.'' Let no  man think we are fighting merely  a mad aristocracy. We are  fighting a mad nation.  WEATHER REPORT  Week ending May 30th. Rain.  .07 in.; sunshine, 43 hours, 24  minutes; highest, 73 deg. on the  25th; lowest, 43 deg. on the  29th.  SOUTH VANCOUVER  FIREBUG ARRESTED  A  NEW  TRADE  POLICY  "There is undoubtedly at this  moment throughout the nation a  widespread and intense feeling  that after the war we shall not  be able to enter again into  friendly equal trade relationships with those Avho are now our  enemies." This statement made  by Mr. Herbert Samuel at the  dinner given on Wednesday to  Mr. Hughes, has been promptly  confirmed by the result of the  election to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. We may remind our readers that the election Avas due to a split in the  Manchester Chamber on the question of our future trade policy.  About a month ago the directors sought to commit the chamber to the maintenance of our  previous policy of free imports,  Avhich is conA-eniently but Arer>-  inaccurateh' termed Free Trade.  number bf The Nineteenth   Century.  Tavo manifestoes Avere issued  in Germany during the spring  of 1915. One -was signed by The  Farmers' League, the German  Peasants' Union, the Christian  Peasants' Union, the Central Association of German Manufacturers, the Union of German  Manufacturers and the Imperial  German Middle-Class Association.  The other Avas signed by the  "leaders of German thought."  Together they represented all the  Avealth and intelligence of the  Empire.  The manifestoes, after the ordinary preambles demanding the  continuance of the Avar, dealt  with after-Avar arrangements xip  on Avhich Germany insists. First,  it Avould be necessary to extend  the Western frontier of Germany  to include the main part of the  French Channel-coast. The population of the annexed districts  Avould be expropriated, and compensated by France. Then the territory, Avhich includes all the iron  and coal districts, Avould be colonized Avith Germans.  Concerning Belgium, nothing  but permanent annexation Avas  considered. "We Avould lay  special stress," says one of the  manifestoes, "on the inhabit<ants  being alloA\red no political influence in the empire and on the  necessity for transferring from  anti-German to German hands  the leading business enterprises  and properties in the districts to  be ceded by France." Tyx-anny  and robbery! Nothing less! What  is to be done Avith Great Britain and the British Dominions is  of similar type and* the annexation of Poland is taken for  granted.  The AA-riter, after explaining at  length the manifestoes, quotes  from statements issued by the  German political parties to sIioav  that not one even considers the  surrender of Belgium or Poland,  that eA'ery unofficial speaker and  Avriter of any standing demands  extension   of  German    frontiers  Because he liked to see the fire  department in action, and loved  the excitement of a fire, is the  reason assigned by Abe Craib, an  18-year-old youth, for starting  the $650,000 Avaterfront blaze on  Sunday evening, Avhich '. blotted  out the Alberta-Pacific Grain  Company's elevator, the New  England /Fish Company's premr  ises and destroyed the greater  portion of the plant of. the Canadian Fish Company. Setting  fires is evidently a mania Avith  the youth, who also confessed to  having applied matches to the  Coast Lumber Company's preim?  ises, Victoria drive and B. C.  Electric Railway tracks, as Avell  as a stable on Porter road, South  Vancouver, on Monday night,  and Avho boasted in a note of  warning he left iii the fire chief's  auto of having been the incendiary Avho fired the Kalenberg  Hall, main street, a couple of  Aveeks   ago.  It Avas nothing of a malicious  nature, apparently, whieh caused  the young felloAv to commit such  crimes, for he returned to the  scene of the blaze in each case  and aided the firemen in extinguishing the flames, and on Sunday night he risked his life in returning to the blazing waterfront  to rescue twenty frightened horses Avhich Avere locked in a stable  close to the burning grain elevator.  Chief Lee, of South Vancouver, suspected the lad from his  actions around the fire last Monday night, and,on Fire Chief Les  ter giving him the note-forBid in  the auto on Tuesday morning^rhe  took it at once, to Deputy Chief  McRae of the city force, who|$e-  tailed Crewe and Imlah,-^o "act  with the South Vancouver fire  chief, they having successfully'  cleared up a case of incendiarispjj'  recently.*- . ��������� * XX-;'"  /-'���������������������������.; '' v..''  In the South Vancouver Spolice,  court on Wednesday Craib't. was,  committed for trial on two  charges of incendiarism. A third  charge is pending.  EINDERGARTNERS MAKE  APPEAL TO PARENTS  from the secretary of1 the asaocia-j  tion. ' '-'% :0'  "Th|e/fkiriderga,rten  is%p_*ead-j  ing itss^ideacis all over the^jvorld]  It   sings,* f'jplays  arid  illustrates  them through the free creationd  of little children. One of the fore-i  most   educatorc   in   the Unitec"  States has said: "The kindergars  ten has preached, sung, ���������played!  and lived, itself into; the hearts of I  the American people and    from]  America it shall go forth to free-]  dom and bless childhood all overi  the world."  The folloAving appeal issued by  the Vancouver Kindergarten Association, will be read with attention by all interested in the  Avork being carried on among the  children of the city.  ."Every little boy will work  for his living some day. Whatever he does, in business or profession,* he will depend for success on skill' of both mind and  hands.  "Every little girl will have  just as much ��������� heed for skilled  mind aud hands, Avhether in a  home, office or profession. To  give every boy or girl the best  start both mind and hands must  be trained from the time they are  first used, trained with regard to  their powers and the demands of  child nature/ not ovenvorked but  helped to be usefully active instead of merely heedlessly active.  The kindergarten aims to train  the Avhole child Avithin the limits  of its age and capabilities; the  body to resist disease, to enjoy  life, to make efficient; the brain  to think, plain, originate; the  hands to be useful, helpful, skilful ; the heart to be kind, true,  sympathetic.  "The kindergarten trains the  child by example, influence, experience ; through Avork, play  and .association. Its method is  withihtHe child's ability and  bridges from the age of four to  six, the sometimes difficult stage  from home training to school  training. X   X  " The kindergarten is not a fad  to be taken up by untrained  people, though this is often done  to the detriment of a correct  understanding of the system.  "The kindergarten system is  based on sound pedagogical principles, the laAvs of mind development, and a knoAvledge of the inter-relation of the physical and  mental activities. The study of  child nature is a science, the application of which to the eduea-  tionof-the child during his most  impressionable years, needs care  study and insight on the part of  the. kindergartner.  '' Information Avhich it is hoped Avill be of value to mothers,  children's nurses and students  wishing a professional kindergarten course   may  be   obtained  THE  WHITE  LADY  \ Kaiser Wilhelm may fear no man  on earth, but at the very mention of  one woman's name it is. ��������� said his  cheeks  blanch. ��������� <     '  In fact, there has been no Hohenzollern for many a century past who  has not held this formidable female  in dread. Even Frederick the Great,  fearless man as he was, would never  allow her name to be mentioned in  his presence; while his neurotic nephew, Frederick Wiliielm II., once fell  in a dead faint when be was told that  she had been seen in a corridor of his  Berlin palace.  And, indeed, the Hohenzollerns  have good cause for their fear; for  yrhenever ''Bertha," known as the  "White Lady," has been seen she has  always been the harbinger of death  or some great calamity to their house.  The evening before William. I. drew  his last breath, and the -Very night  on which his son, Frederick III., died  in agony, she was seen by more than  one, wandering through the rooms pf  the palace in which  they were lying.  Clothed in White  On the latter occasion it is said the  intruder, challenged by a sentry,  walked up to him with such fierce  eyes and such a menacing aspect that  he uttered a piercing shriek and fell  unconscious.  Those who have looked on this apparition . that haunts the Hohenzollerns describe her as an old woman,  clothed from head to foot in white,  with black eyes blazing from a deeply-  furrowed, corpse-like face, and carrying a broom���������a circumstance from  which the" irreverent and sceptical  have dubbed her the "Sweeper."  But the Hohenzollerns have no  monopoly of White Ladies in Germany. A similar phantom haunts  the palace of Hesse-Da rmstadt���������indeed, it was from the legend of this  palace that Wagner borrowed the  subject of his Lohengrin; the Grand  Dukes of Baden are haunted by , a  third; and there are few ancient castles in the whole of Germany which  are not the haunts of other varieties  of this spectral Avomari, mostly bent  old crones, carrying a heavy, tapping  walking stick, which heralds their  approach.  Ghost Foretold a Shipwreck  But the most attractive ��������� or the  least unattractive���������of them all is the  White Lady who, for centuries, has  foreshadowed calamity to the Haps-  burgs���������"a pale young woman," she  is described, "marvellously beautiful,  with a long, flowing white veil."  She was seen by many in the Castle of Schonbrunn the night before  Maximilian, Austrian Archduke, came  to his tragic end in Mexico; and in  1889, immediately before Crown Prince  Eudolph died so terribly. and mysteriously in the Mayerling hunting lodge.  -She was- the^ herald- of-"the "ship-"  wreck which closed the romantic  career of the Archduke Johann  ('Mohn Orth"), and at the very time  a cowardly assassin struck the Empress Elizabeth her death-blow in  Switzerland, a sentry on guard on the  Schonbrunn Castle saw the same  spectral White Lady slowly walking  in the room  where he was stationed.  Western Call, $1.00 per Year.  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Help your own cause and  that of_your community by resolving to "BUY ON THE HILL AND SAVE  MONEY."  .U';'!fl  ������������������'." ia  ������������������-a  ���������--'-)8  xll  W  An Invitation to Mount  Pleasant Shoe Buyers  W E shall be pleased to see you  for an inspection of our  stock consisting of sound sensible Shoes by the best makers  at reasonable prices. You can get  style and quality for the whole  family and save money, as we  sell for the smallest possible profit. A visit and a purchase will  convince you to become regular  customers.  WOOD & SON  420 MAIN ST. (Opposite City Hall)  Late of 2313 Main St.  Mount Plea^nt Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages   .  at all hours.  Phono Fairmont 848  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  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We had battalions representing all the famous Scottish regiments���������Catnerons, Seaforths,  Gordons, Argyll and Sutherlands,  Black Watch, and others. Yet we  were not satisfied. When we met  them on parade we turned up our  haughty English noses; if we heard  the bagpipes wailing, we wished the  division had been supplied with proper soldiers, English soldiers. . But  Scotsmen! How should we show up in  respectable society in years to come  when we confessed that we went to  the front with a Scottish division? To  be English among Scottish was surely a bitter  fate.  But, believe me, as the months sped  by and the time for embarkation drew,  nearer, .we began to think that, after  all, we shouldn't do so badly with  Jock as a travelling companion. We1  began , to boast in our letters home  that we were on the eve of departure  for France���������in a Scottish division.  A Charge at Loos  In the firing line the spirit of mutual friendship grew apace. If I live  to be a hundred, I shall never see a  sight so fine as the Scotsmen's charge  at Loos. That day a strong link "was  forged in the chain of the love that  Tommy bears for Jock. We saw the  Scotsmen leave their trenches with  an alacrity that Englishmen can hardly equal. Intoxicated with the frenzy  of battle, they swept on in a rush so  irresistible that the German troops  fell back two miles in less than sixty  minutes. We of the artillery, following in their wake, traversed a  stretch of open country littered with  kilted bodies; at three o'clock next  morning, in a field behind the battery, I saw the remains of a battalion of-Royal Scots Fusiliers- falling  in for roll-call. It was the same old  story of decimation. The "battaion"  numbered considerably less than a hundred. These are the things that thrill  you and heighten your love for your  comrades. It is not until the war-  clamour has died away that you can  sum them up.  The Scottish Temperament  The Scotsman in battle.has a greater advantage over the Englishman in  that he is less emotional. In this re  spect, in fact, there is as much dif  ference between the two nationalities  as there is between English and  French. In peace time the Scotsman's  imperturbability is less noticeable.  But automatically with the assumption of kilt and Glengarry somehow  he seems to don a still more placid  bearing. Compare Englishmen and  Scotsmen at the moment when both  are waiting to mount the parapet and  take part in a charge. Of all moments in a soldier's career, that surely is the one when he sheds completely any artificiality that formerly  cloaked his soul. I have seen them  both at that moment. The Englishman is no longer his typical self; he  carries no characteristic swagger, no  self-satisfied expression on his face.  He loses all his outward nationality,  and becomes, but for his khaki, a nondescript human being, believing in his  luck and anxious, desperately anxious,  to   put it   to   the test.  But the Scotsmen's behaviour is altogether different. There he stands  with bayonet fixed, and, as you watch  him, you cannot help noticing that at  this supreme moment his nationality,  outwardly expressed, is uppermost  among his feelings. A Scotsman  through and through, more so now  than ever he was before. If he turns  to right or left in his impatience, he  will swing that kilt of his as he used  to do in the streets of Edinburgh,  though he may be painfully aware of  the change in his surroundings. The  chances are that his last coherent  thought before the charge is one of  pride   in   his   native land and of   his  own responsibility for-its fair name  and reputation.  Cling to  the Picturesque  ... Again, it is of no concern to the  Englishman that the old-time bugle  call no longer sounds the charge. He  does not regret the change from the  picturesque to the colorless; rather he  makes the worst of it by using for  the words of command a plain "Go  ,6ver" or "Qet over. Not so the  Scotsman. If he cannot have a bugle  call, he will at least cling to the old  resounding. "Charge" as the best  available substitute. And in that  thought you may read a better comparison of the two nationalities at  war than were possible by any other  means.  This partiality for the picturesque,  distinguishing him as it does from his  English brother, is the chief cause of  his popularity with men of English regiments. Jock is inordinately proud  .of; his distinctive uniform. It is no  uncommon thing in the trenches to  see a Scotsman, though caked in mud  from head to foot, and wearing such  self-effacing articles of clothing as  fur coat, woollen cap and waders,  flaunting a dirty ribbon or two( to let  you know his regiment. Everyone is  dirty in the trenches, but it takes a  Scotsman to defy the fashion of  " nondescriptiveness," and for love of  regiment and nationality, to hoist his  [colors in a land of mud.���������N. B. Simmons in Edinburgh Scotsman.  ;., /.        Another Rebel Jtoight  Sir Roger basement's defection is  not the only instance of a titled Irishman serving Britain's enemies in, the  present war. Henry Taaffe, who holds  itwo Irish peerages, being the twelfth  Viscount Taaffe and Baron of Bally-  motte, as well as holding the title of  Count in Austria, was an officer of  JV.Mcis Joseph's army at the outbreak  of the war, and as captain of the Aus  triau First Dragoon regiment served  for a time on the western front. His  Irish titles date from 1628. Count  Taafte was born in Vienna forty-four  years ago, May 22, 1872. His fa  ther, the. eleventh Viscount Taaffe, was  a distinguished statesman in Austria,  and was for many years prime minister of Austria-Hungary, while his mo  ther was a Hungarian, the Countess  Csaky von Kereszthszeh. Although  they retain their Irish honors, the  Taaffes, through-long., residence .in  Austria and inter-marriage with Aus  trians-have had their Hibernian blood  diluted. The Taaffe estate is in Bohemia and is immensely valuable,  while the Castle of Ellischau, the  family seat, contains a remarkable  collection of portraits of English  monarchs. The Taaffes .also own Kol-  inetz Castle in Bohemia, and a beautiful place in Vienna. The father of  the present Count Taaffe, a descendant of the powerful nobleman who  proceeded from Ireland and made a  great name for himself in Austria, was  brought up as a close' companion of  Emperor Francis Joseph. He held the  premiership of Austria-Hungary from  1880 until 1803, when he was compcll  ed to resign because of opposition to  a bill he had fathered and which provided far-reaching extensions to the  franchise.    He died in lSf*;*>.  LAWN   MOWERS  SHARPENED BIGHT  We make any mower cut. Wa call  for and deliver.   Call Fair. 2526.  Vancouver Hollow.     ���������������  ��������� BROADWAY  WEST  Grinding Company ���������'  . We have a display of Outing Hats  ���������which will   interest you.   Prices ranging from $1.25 up.   Also  Stamped    Corset   Covers    (new   designs)   to  retail  at  35c   each.  Miss McLi  :?ss jnci^enagnen  2410 Main Street  Don't  Experiment  Witt Heir  Chick Feeds  DIAMOND   CHICK   FEED has been  tried   for   years   and produces   An*  healthy chicks.   Hade   and sold   by  VERNON FEED CO.  Fair. 186 and Fair. 878  We carry a complete line of Poultry Supplies, Pigeon Feed, Canary  Seed,   Etc.  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How are things going with us  out  there?  Soldier���������I couldn't tell you; haven't  seen a newspaper for months!���������London Opinion.  * #    *    *  "I'm going to decorate you for  bravery, Mr. Wadeleigh. Put this  French war-orphan medal on your  coat.''  "But I haven't performed any deed  of  heroism."  "But you will when you give up  twenty-five   cents."  at the  punt nmm iwm mm  (Cor. Tenth Avenue and Quebec)  Commencing Sunday Morning, June l\,  at 11 o'clock.  Conducted by the  |0Y PREACHER   iOPIWGEQN  ioy singer     i \ankey /  |0Y CONDUCTOR? U0USA /  The "Billy Sunday" Hymn Book will he used.    Great  chorus led hy boy.  Great Mass Meeting, Sunday, Junu 18,3.30 p.m.  Each evening at 8 (Saturdays excepted).  Who's Taylor? "SiSS."*  Tbe Mount Plusanl Picture Ftaner  Home Journals Pictures framed from  7i3c; Battalion Photos  from  95c.    Over 1000  assorted  picture,  postcards to choose'  from.    Postcard Frames from 10 cents.  A NUMBl'R OS UNCLAIMED PICTURES AT LOW  PRICES.  Come  in and look around.  Being Legal  Finally the^killing of 'American citizens on the Lusitania has not been  disavowed, and as long as it is neither disavowed nor some remedial action taken as a consequence of not  being disavowed, Germany and the  United States will be divided by a  guilty feeling of common complicity  in a terrible crime. As the situation  now stands, Germany is cocking a pistol, pointing it at this country and declaring she will shoot unless wo balance tlie aid rendered to her enemies  bv aid rendered to her.. ���������> The Aineri-  can government pretends not to see  the pistol, reproaches Germany with  its bad manners and reaffirms its own  immaculate and scrupulous correctness. Though the heavens fall and  the mouth of hell yawns, we Americans always have one fixed star with  whieh to guide our course. We can be  legal; we can be utterly legal; we  can be nothing but legal.���������The New  Republic.  Not Such, a Fool  Those whom we are pelascd to look  down upon as "under-witted" are not  seldom very much better equipped  with native shrewdness than we realize. Tn a Scottish village lived Jamie  Fleeman, who was known as the "innocent," or fool, of the neighborhood.  People used to offer him a sixpence  or a penny, and the fool would always choose the big coin of small  value. One day a stranger asked, "Do  you not know the difference in value  that you always take the penny'"  "Aye, fine I ken the difference,"  replied tbe fool, "but if I took the  sixpence they would never try mo  a train." ia**  m  t  1  liX:  X  "X  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, June 2, 1916.  1  1'  I  P  If1  1  i *:  i;  It will be the aim of the Editor of. this department to furnish the women readers of the  WESTERN CALL from week to week with a series of practical and economical recipes for seasonable dishes; and incidentally to suggest any new and attractive methods of serving them.  We will welcome any suggestions from readers of this page, and will gladly give them  publicity in these columns if received not later than Monday of each week. X  CROQUETTES AND FRITTERS  Rice   Croquettes  Put a quarter of a pound of rice into a pint  of milk. Let it simmer gently until the rice  is tender and the milk absorbed. It must then  be boiled until thick and dry, or it will be  difficult to mold. Add three tablespoonfuls  of sugar, one of butter, one egg, and flavor to  taste with vanilla or cinnamon; beat thoroughly for a few minutes, and when cold form into  balls or cones, dip these into beaten eggs, roll  lightly in bread-crumbs, and fry in hot butter.  # ���������    *    #  Hominy Croquettes  To a cupful of cold boiled hominy (small  grained) add a tablespoonful of melted butter  and stir hard; moisten by degrees with a cupful of milk, beating to a soft, light paste. Put  in a teaspoonful of white sugar and a well-  beaten egg^ Roll into oval balls with floured  hands, dip in beaten egg, then in cracker-  crumbs,  and fry in hot lard.  # *    #    *  Potato Croquettes  Season cold mashed potatoes with pepper,  salt, and nutmeg. Beat to a cream, with a tablespoonful of melted butter to every cupful  of potato. Add two or three beaten eggs and  some minced parsley. Roll into small balls;  dip in beaten eggs, then in bread-crumbs, and  fry in hot  lard. .  # *    #    *  Oyster-Plant Croquettes  Wash, scrape, and boil the oyster-plant till  tender; rub it through a colander, and mix  with the pulp a little butter, cream, salt, cayenne, and lemon juice; mix the ingredients thoroughly together to a smooth paste, and set the  dish in the ice-box to get cold; then shape it  into small cones, dip them in beaten egg, roll  in crumbs, and fry crisp and brown.  # ���������#    #   #  Chicken Croquettes  Add to,the quantity of. minced chicken, about  one-quarter the quantity of bread-crumbs, also  one egg well beaten to each cupful of meat;  pepper, salt, and chopped parsley to taste, add  the yolks of two hard-boiled eggs rubbed  smooth. Add gravy or drawn butter to moisten it, make into cones or b^lls, roll in cracker-dust or flour, and fry. in hot lard.  '���������'.������������������'���������   '* ' ������������������'.���������'  V������aal Croquettes  Make these the same as chicken croquettes,  by substituting for the chicken cold minced ,  veal and ham in equal parts. The salt may be  omitted, as the ham usually supplies it sufficiently. Turkey, duck, or the remains of any  cold game or meat may be used in the same  way   with very satisfactory   results.  # #   #   #  Oyster Croquettes  Take the hard ends of the oysters, leaving the other end for a soup or stew; scald  them, then chop fine, and add an equal weight  of potatoes l'ubbed through a colbnder; to one  pound of this combination add two ounces of  butter, one teaspoonful of salt, half a teaspoonful of pepper, half a teaspoonful of. mace, and  one-half gill of cream, make in small rolls, dip  them  in   egg  and grated  bread,  fry  in deep,  hot  lard.  #    #    #    #  Chop the lobster very fine; mix with pepper, salt, bread-crumbs, and a little parsley;  moisten with cream and a small piece of butter; shape with your hands; dip in egg, roll in  bread-crumbs, fry in hot lard.  # #    *    #  Plain- Fritters  Take one pint of flour, four eggs, one pint  of boiling water, and one teaspoonful of salt.  Stir the flour into the boiling water gradually,  and let it boil three minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the fire arid stir in the  yolks of the eggs, afterward the whites, they  having been well beaten. Drop this batter by  large spoonfuls into boiling lard and fry to a  light brown.    Serve   hot,  powdered with  white  sugar.  # #    #    #  Bread Fritters  Grate stale bread until you have a pint of  crumbs; pour a pint of boiling milk upon these,  a' tablespoonful of butter having been dissolved in it, and let the whole stand for an.hour.  Then beat up the mixure and flavor with nutmeg. Stir in gradually a quarter pound of  white sugar, two tablespoonfuls of brandy, six  well-beaten eggs, and currants enough to fla;  vor the whole. The, currants should be washed, dried, and floured. Drop by large spoonfuls into boiling lard and fry to a light brown.  Serve  with  wine and powdered sugar.  Potato Fritters  Break open four nicely baked potatoes;  scoop out the insides with a spoon, and mix  with them a wineglassful of cream, a tablespoonful of brandy, two tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar, the juice of one lemon, half a  teaspoonful of vanilla extract, and well-beaten  yolks of four and the whites of three eggs;  beat the batter until it is quite smooth; drop  large tablespoonfuls of the mixture into boiling  fat and fry to a light brown; dust them with  powdered sugar and sent to  table hot.  # ���������    ���������    #       ���������  Corn Fritters  Scrape twelve ears of corn, mix with, two  eggs, one and one-half cups of milk, salt and  pepper to taste, and flour enough to hold all  together.   Fry   in   hot   fat.  # *    *    *     j  Hominy Fritters  Two teacupfuls of cold boiled hominy; stir  in one teacupful of sweet milk and a little salt,  four tablespoonfuls of sifted flour, and one  egg; beat the white separately and add last;  drop the batter by spoonfuls in hot lard and  fry   to a   nice brown.  *���������'���������'#*.'  Rice Fritters  Boil a quarter of a pound of rice in milk  till it is tender, then mix it with a pint of milk,  two eggs, one cup of sugar, a little salt and  cinnamon, and as much flour as will make a  thick batter. Fry them in thin cakes and serve  with butter and white powdered sugar.  #���������**���������'-.���������  Parsnip Fritters  Boil four good-sized parsnips in salted water until tender; drain them, beat them to a  pulp, and squeeze the water from them as much  as possible; bind them together with a beaten  .egg and a little flour.   Shape into  cakes and  fry in hot lard.  # *   #   #  - Fruit Fritters  . The following recipe will serve for many  kinds of fruit., or vegetable fritters: Make a  batter of ten ounces of flour, half a pint of  milk, and two ounces of butter; sweeten and.  flavor to taste; stir in the whites of two eggs  well beaten; dip the fruit in the batter and  fry. Small fruit and vegetables should be mixed with the   batter.  ���������.##.*#'  Apple Fritters  Take one egg, two tablespoonfuls of flour, a  little sifted sugar and ginger, with milk enough  to make a smooth batter;-cut a good sized apple into slices aud put them into the batter.  Put them into a frying-pan, with the batter  which is taken up in the spoon. When fried,  drain them on a sieve and sift on powdered sugar.;  Currant Fritters  Take two cupfuls dry, fine bread-crumbs,  two tablespoonfuls prepared flour, two cups of  milk, one-half pound currants, washed and  well dried; five eggs whipped very light and  the yolks strained, one-half cup powdered sugar, one tablespoonful butter, one-half teaspoonful mixed cinnamon and nutmeg. Boil  the milk and pour over the bread. Mix and  put in the butter. Let it get cold. Beat in,  next, the yolks and sugar, the seasoning, flour,  and stiff whites, finally the currants dredged  Avhite with flour^ Thei_.b^.t^-;sho.uld^l).e_.thick.--  Drop great spoonfuls into the hot lard and  fry. Drain them and send hot to table. Eat  with  a  mixture  of wiiie  and  powdered  sugar.  # **   #    #  Oyster Fritters  Take one and one-half pints of. sweet milk,  one and one-fourth pounds of flour, four eggs  (the yolks having been beaten very thick); add  milk and flour; stir the whole well together,  then beat the whites to a stiff, froth and stir  them gradually into the batter; take a spoonful of the mixture, drop an oyster into it, and  fry in hot lard; let them be a light brown on  both   sides.  # # , m    #  Clam Fritters  Take a dozen chopped clams, one pint of  milk, three eggs. Add liquor from the clams,  with salt and pepper, and flour enough to produce thin  batter.   Fry in  hot  lard.  V *    #    #   '#  Cream Fritters  Take one Cup of cream, the whites of five  eggs, two full, cups prepared flour, one saltspoonful of nutmeg, a pinch of salt. Stir the  whites into the cream in turn with the flour,  put in nutmeg and salt, beat all hard for two  minutes. The batter should be rather thick.  Fry. in plenty of sweet lard, a spoonful of batter for each fritter. Drain and serve upon a  hot, clean napkin. Eat Avith jelly sauce. Do  not cut them open, but break or pull them  apart.  Marriage  Rate in-  Germany  Falling  From the published statistics  of various large towns in Ger-  3iiany it is seen the Avar has very  unfa\-orably influenced the marriage rate. In Berlin, between  March and December, 1915, the  number of. marriages Avas over  20 per cent. beloAv  the  number  for the corresponding period of  1914, and 25 per cent. beloAvthat  of 1913. In Frankfurt 1915  fell behind 1914 by 30 per cent.;  in Hamburg* 3*2 per cent.; in  Dresden 32 per cent.; in Breslau  and Leipzig 35 per cent. Munich  seems to have the lowest rate,  namely 45 per cent. beloAv the  figures for 1914.  The advertising columns of the  big daily neAvspapers, however,  shoAv little falling off in the  number of persons seeking this  gate of entry into matrimony, and  no diminution of the indelicacy  employed in describing their  Avants. In the Berliner Tage-  blatt of recent issue three or four  columns Avere occupied with those  advertisements. Here is one. of  these: "Bertha Brunberg seeks  marriage for a count. The count  a Avidovver, 44 years, Protestant,  of very respectable and handsome appearance, and owner of  large entailed estates. Also for  a count, Rhenish Prussian, 27  years, very rich. Also for a  professor, a manufacturer, bank  directors and merchants. In all  cases the ladies must be the possessors of corresponding fortunes."  BURNABY BOND ISSUE  UNAFFECTED BY SUIT  The attempt of Messrs. Spit-  zer, Rorick & Co., purchasers of  $1,250,000 AA-orthvof Burnaby  treasury certificates to block the  recent sale of $1,000,000 Avorth of  serial bonds to Messrs. Wood,  Gundy & Co., is finding expression in the courts of'New York.  On Thursday an application was  made before Justice Donnelly in  Supreme Court chambers by  Judge Wehage and other holders  of the securities, for a permanent  injunction restraining the Equitable Trust Company from delivering debenture bonds held on se-  surity for the notes. It Avas stated by counsel for the applicants  that the municipality Avanted to  pay up on May 17 in order to  avoid payment of another six  months interest, the notes not  maturing for another six months.  The judge expressed his surprise that there should be any-  Ayhere a municipality that Avanted to pay up in advance.  The municipal solicitor, Mr. W.  G. McQuarrie, explains that Burnaby is not appearing in the proceedings in NeAv York and does  not propose to do so and that in  no Avay do they affect the recent  sale of .$1,000,000. of serial bonds  to Messrs. Wood, Gundy & Co.  That sale has been made and the  money paid. The Equitable Trust  Company in New York held $1.-  ;750,000 of1 the old debentures as  security for the'-..million' and a  quarter treasury certificates  certificates Avhich Avere- sold  through Messrs. Spitzer, Rorick.&  Co. The treasury certificates, on  the face of. them, are redeemable  at any interest paying period after the end of December, 1914,  provided the sale of those hypothecated debentures Avas made  and certain notice given. A sale  Avas made of these hypothecated  debentures to the Royal Bank of  Canada and sufficient money Avas.  tendered to the Equitable Trust  Company to take care of the  treasury certificates and refused.  Burnaby's contention therefore  is that it has done eyei\y^hing it  could under the terms' of its  agreement. Burnaby does not,  hoAvever, propose to enter into  any fight in the courts of New  York. Burnaby is not repudiating payment and the money -will  be deposited at the various  branches of the Royal Bank of  Canada ready for payment to  the holders of the treasury certificates.  The debentures held in NeAv  York are the long term debentures which Burnaby council decided had become less attractive  to the market than a serial bond  issue.  Sir John French's Pipe  Sir John French's favorite relaxation from the stress of the  campaign is a quiet stroll iii what  is left of the leafy lanes or gardens of the district Avherein his  headquarters may be situated.  Walking meditatively along, and  smoking a smoke-broAvned pipe,  the brain of- the British Army in  Northern France looks anything  but one of the main master-spirits in our shares of the vast struggle. Although he appears to be  alone, he is- really well guarded  ���������sometimes eAren against his  OAvn Avish-r-a feAv trusted "Tommies" being told to see that no  one, not even though they appear to be harmless peasants, approaches within hundreds of  yards of his doiee far niente.  Now is the Time  To Buy Your  Printing Supplies  The time to put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors are showing signs  of weakness.  Strong impressive  printing is more valuable to-day than ever,  because business men  are on the alert to detect the slightest indication of unfavorable  conditions, and for  this very reason every  suggestion of strength  and progress is doubly effective.  Your Printing should  bring this to your customers' attention not  only in connection  * !  with your office stationery, 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 2, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  ABLE ADDRESS BY REV. DR  CHOWN BEFORE CONFERENCE  The part the Methodist church  lad taken  and. is taking in  the  present war, the question of pro-  Ihibition with particular reference  Bto compensation, and the* matter  [of the union of the churches in  {Canada   were the   themes   that  [were dealt with  last Friday at  the Methodist Conference in Mt.  [Pleasant    Methodist   church   by  Rev. Dr.  Chown, superintendent  of the church in the Dominion,  in a vigorous address of a most  interesting  character,  for which  he received the   thanks   of   the  conference. Dr. Chown expressed  himself as   strongly opposed    to  compensation to������ the    hotelmen,  and   said    that   the    Methodist  church was always ready for the  union of the   churches in     this  country,   and  spoke   in   eulogistic terms of what members of the  church   had done   in  the   great  conflict in Europe.  Prefacing his remarks with the  statement that he liked to be  back oh the coast as he admired  the climate of British Columbia,  he brought greetings from Rev.  Mr. Powell, formerly of Vancouver, and now of Toronto, and  who, he said, was doing a good  work in the eastern city, as Avell  as greetings from Dr. Crummy,  of Winnipeg, to Avhom their  hearts, he remarked, went out in  his great sorrow. He Avent.on to  .say that he found himself going  about nowadays Avith a feeling  of detachment. He did not like  to feel detached from the world;  he liked to feel that the tendrils  of hiis heart Avere twining their  way into the hearts of everybody, and that he had a warm  interest in their hearts, but oav-  ing to the trend of the war and  the consequence thereof, he found  that he was moving about with  a feeling of uncertainty.  ., Many Members Enlisted '  /'The Methodist church," said  Dr. Chown, has reason to congratulate itself on the part it has  taken in this. War. It is probable that we have not. been represented correctly in the returns  of the military authorities of, the  country, but I do. not know that  I need go into that. I have felt  that it makes no difference Whatever Avhether we get credit for  the full number of our enlistments or not.. It . does matter,  however, that Ave should make  enlistments and help to bring this  war to a successful termination.  We are fighting for freedom, for  the supremacy of the Empire,  and all that the Empire stands  for.  " Three hundred of, our ministers are in khaki; three hundred  of our probationers are serving  at the froht, or are training to  go overseas. There are three  Methodist majors of the same  name���������Williams. There is Major Williams, the Welshman, who  is in charge of Nos. 1 and 2 recruiting divisions, and there is  Major Williams, the Englishman,  Avho is in charge of another, and  there -is Major Williams, the  Irishman, who is.: in charge of  Nos. 4 and 5 divisions, so that  if we are not represented in  quantity to the extent of doing  us full justice, at least Ave are  represented in the quality of the  men who have gone into , the  army."  Referring to the much debated  question of amusements and the  position   of Methodism   thereto,,  "Pride of the West"  X PRANP  OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and WAORJNAW  CWMWNG  WtANWAOTURBO IN VANCOUVER  By  MACKAY SMITH, 3UJR & CO., UP.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and tne Money."  PJiones: Nortn Van. 323 andl03.  Seymour 336.  WAUACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  ENGINEERS and SHIPBUILDERS  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built, Docked, Painted  and Repaired.  North Vancouver, B. C.  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY & CAMPBELL  518-520 BEATTY ST.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS OP  Light and/Heavy Harness, Mexican  Saddles, Closed Uppers, Leggings, etc.  A large stock of Trunks and  Valises always  on hand.  BUGGIES, WAGONS, Etc.  Leather of all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL."  Dr. Chown said that Methodists  liked fun as much as anybody  else, but they had always in their  history stood for efficiency. Today society was plotting all sorts  of amusements that were striking  at the moral energies of the people, and the Methodist church  was realizing that if their people were to be efficient they must  really be on the basis of a war  footing and that had been the  aim of the Methodist church in  all its history.  Question of Prohibition  As regards the liquor traffic,  Dr. Chown said that the Methodist church had been abused,  that the maturity of their intellect had been Avanting on many  occasions and it had been  charged that they belonged to a  loAver order of ecclesiasticisni because they had stood uncompromisingly oh that great issue, they  bad stood at the top of the stairway beckoning other people upward.  "I notice," he" proceeded,  "that there is talk about compensation   in   the   province   of  British Columbia, that a commis-  i*  sion is to be appointed to consider the whole question, and the  only answer that I have heard in  opposition tos compensation is that  it never has been done before.  That is not an answer- that is  satisfactory to intelligent persons. . The state has sanctioned  the liquor traffic, and if a man  obtains a license which holds the  privilege of selling liquor for one  year, that man has had that privilege and he has got everything  he paid for.  "The government and the people of British Columbia have a  right to say to the liquor people 'We have decided to go out  of the business of selling licenses, ' and what right have they to  turn round and say 'You must  give us compensation because yon  have decided to go out' of the  business?' The thing is perfectly  absurd. They talk about the increased value of their premises.  If there be any increased value  of licensed premises it is a fictitious . value as created by the  action of the lav of the country* by the action of the law-  makers of the country Avho are  responsible for having created  that fictitious value and who  therefore have a right to destroy it. All that has to be taken into consideration is what is  in the public interest."  The historic position of Methodism had, said Dr. Chown,  been vindicated tvith regard to  revival meetings. What Avere  these" recruiting meetings but  revival meetings? They were  bringing out the patriotic feelings of the people. He had never  said that everybody had to enlist  and go to the front, but he had  said AA'hen a young man stood up  and looked at the great issues in  tlie Empire today lie is not bound  to stay at home. If he turned  aside from the duty then his-foot  Avas in hell. That is Avhere a man  consigned himself if he did not  stand up for the Empire and every  man avIio Avas of military age and  had the strength was bound, he  declared, to give an account of  himself to his conscience, to the  Empire and to God.  Church   Union  On the question of the union  of the churches, Dr. ChoAA-n said  that there were people j who  thought that t he Presbyterian  church was going to give its  sanction within a limited num  ber of years. If that were done  in a way so that Ave could de  pend \ipon union and so that Ave  could go forward he did not  knoAV that he Avould object to  it. "In this matter," said the  speaker, "the Methodist church  has played a strong hand and  Ave have had that testimony from  many of the leaders of the Presbyterian church in Canada. At the  same time Ave have been misunderstood. By those a\-1io have  opposed union Ave haA-e been re  presented as a people standing  with our mouths open waiting  for the sugar plum of union to  drop into it.  "We are a church with over  forty-one million dollars' worth  of real estate, in Canada, we have  more members than any other  church in the Dominion, we have  more theological students in our  colleges and we have a larger  Sunday School roll than the Anglicans and Presbyterians put  together, and yet some ' people  imagine that we are -staggering  along anxious to be taken into  union. We are not in that position at all',-'*- said the speaker  with emphasis. "We are a strong  church and Ave will get stronger."  TIMBEB RETURNS  SHOW INCREASE  The timber returns for the  month of/April ,issued by the  Minister of Lands, show that the  total scale of. saw-logs for the  province amounted to 55,061,-  261 feet board measure, in addition to 309,678 lineal feet of  piles and poles, and 21,990 cords  of ties, shingle bolts, etc.  The saw-logs scaled in the various districts include Vancouver,  37,613,742 feet; Island,' 9,804,994  feet; Cranbrook, 4,491,277 feet;  Vernon 1,001,379 feet; Nelson,  998,604 ft.> and Prince Rupert,  620,711 ft.  In the Vancouver district there  Avere scaled 117,945 lin: ft. of  poles and piles, Isand district 58,-  937 lin. ft., Prince Rupert, 42,-  680 lin. ft., Kamloops 36,974 lin.  ft., and Nelson 32,077 lin. ft.  Timber sales recorded during  April cover an estimated total  of 2,234,000 ft. B.M. sawlogs, to  produce a revenue of $3,927.  MANY SOCKS SENT  TO FRONT FROM HERE  During the month of March the  Vancouver branch of the Red  Cross Society forwarded from  Vancouver the following comforts: Day shirts, 190; khaki  handkerchiefs, 990; hand knitted  socks, 2645 and kit bags, 10. It  is interesting to note that of the  total number of socks stint to the  front from England fbr March,  Vancouver, Avomen contributed  almost one-sixth.  In a letter to Mrs. Mills, of  the Central Red Cross Society,  Eleanor McLaren Brown, - hon.  secretary of the ladies' committee of the C. W. C. A., pays a  special tribute to the Vancouver  ladies Wd says it" is often "noticed  what particularly nice socks the  Vancouver society forwards. In  reply to a request made her for  any information Avhich Avould assist in the Avork here, she says:  "I Avould like to say that perhaps the people of Canada, do not  quite xmderstand the nature oC  the things Avhich constitute com-  foi*ts. As you knoAV, this 'association provides every unit Avith  our 'comforts pads,' a sample of  Avhich is enclosed. When anything coming under the heading  of 'comforts' is. Avanted, the officer fills in the form and forwards  it to us, Avhereupon Ave at once  bale up the particular thing's  asked for and send them off. .If  Ave have not the .particular  things in stock, they are purchased.  "The demand for other things  besides Avoolies is very great.  Socks, of course, are ahvays needed, and yAve send out many thousands of pairs a month. The call  for other Avoolies is not, of course  so heavy, but if you kneAv the  quantities of such things as tobacco, confectionery, cake, gum,  soap, etc., Avhich Ave send, you  Avould see that these tilings are  really asked for more than anything else.  "When a man leaves his billet  to go to the trenches, the equipment Avhich he. must carry on his  back weighs .about 60 pounds.  Naturally, he is not. going to add  to it-by carrying things that he  does not need. When he leaves  the trenches to go back to his  billet, it is unlikely that he will  occupy the same, billet as before, so that he has to carry all  his belongings with' him, or else  if he leaves them behind he runs  the risk of never seeing them  again. The men get a change  once a week, unless under exceptional circumstances, and therefore they do not ask us for much  in billets, or whether in the  trenches, they ahvays like extra  tobacco, extra food, extra gum,  These things are light and easily  carried, and therefore the demand for them is incessant and  insistent. I have talked to many  soldiers back from the front, and  all of them have the same tale  to tell. A man cannot Aveigh  himself doAvn Avith more clothing than he .actually needs, but  he Avill ahvays find space to carry comforts for the inner man,  and these of course, he stores inside  him.  Money Most Acceptable  "It is for the above reasons  that the Association is ahvays  glad of money wherewith to purchase commodities which cannot,  excepting at great expense, be  forwarded from Canada, but for  which there is a great demand.  There are other commodities  such as tobacco, confectionery,  and cake, which can be forwarded from Canada, and I may say  that these things are sent from  Canada in large quantities.  Though 500 pounds of tobacco  and 1000 pounds of gum may  sound a great deal, it does not  go very far among tens of thousands of men. We supplement by  purchase what we get from Canada, and in that way keep pace  with the demand.  As you know this association  equips and maintains the Queen's  Canadian Military Hospital,  which has been most generously  supported by our friends in Canada. This is the only Canadian  hospital Avhich is not under the  jurisdiction of the Canadian Red  Cross. However, Ave were in  very close co-operation with Col  Hodgetts, and any surplus Ave  may have at any time is ahvays  at his disposal, and he of course  would do the same by us. We  are ahvays glad to receive contributions in kind for the' hospital such as tins of cocoa, malted  milk, confectionery. We like to  be able to tell our patients that  these come from Canada. Of  course, Ave can and do buy what-  ever is necessary, but the sentiment counts for something. On  the Whole,' and I"have" many sour  ces of information, I think it  can be safely said that the Can  adians are extremely Avell look  ed after."  The Manufacturers' Association received Avord last Aveek  from Ottawa that an order for  service clothes, amounting to  $75,000 had been alloted to this  city. Several firms will be benefitted  by  the order.  Western Call, $1.00 per Year.  Married Beneath Them  According to a telegram from  Vienna the Archduchess Isabella,  daughter of the Archduke Frederick., Commander-in-Chief of the  Austrian Army, is engaged to  Professor Paul .Albrecht, a Viennese doctor. Austrian arch-  esses have a curious habit of  marrying beneath them."  There was Elizabeth, the only  daughter of Crown Prince" Rudolf���������, who wedded a mere Prince���������  Otto Windisch-Graetz���������in 1902.  A year later a second granddaughter of the Emperor, Archduchess Elizeth of Bavaria, married Baron voncSeefried, a penniless Bavarian lieutenant. Then a  third Elizabeth made a misalliance with her brother's tutor,  Count Waldburg, a man with no  property and no prospects.  Phone Seymour 9086  SOMETHING TOU NEED  For   the   Safety   of Tour Valuables and Documents  A PRIVATE BOX  In our  Safety-Vault  $2.50 Per Annum  Dow Fraser Trust Co.  122  Hastings St.  W.  =���������?  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE   &  GUTHRIE  Barristers and Solicitors  Clive Pringle.  N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental-  Agents, Board of Bailway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of the  Bar of British Columbia.  Citizen Building, Ottawa ;  SYNOPSIS   OF   GOAL   MINING  EEGUI^TIONS  Coal mining rights of the Domin-  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the  North-west Territories and in 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 years at an annual  rental of $1 an acre. Not more than  2,560 acres will be leased to one  applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made .by the applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-  surveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be staked out by the appli- /  cant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 ^hich will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the  rate^of, five_ cents^per-ton.-  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the* full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once  a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only_ rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  June,   1914.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of  the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion  Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister  of tho  Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of  this .'idvertiscment will not be paid for.  ���������83575.  LEGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc.,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL Si,  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, June 2,  1916.'  ii  I'l  *'������  I?  IS)?  I'  -���������&''���������  |  It ���������  fr  m ���������  .?**!  iff  p.'  161  1  w  ,i  a  SOUTH VANCOUVER  The secretaries of all Clubs  and Associations (whether social, religious or political) as  well as private individuals, are  invited to send in any items of  general interest each week for  publication in these columns.  Copy may be sent by mail or  phoned in, and should reach this  office not later than Thursday  noon to ensure publication.  Finds His Own Tomb  It is given to few men to be  absent from their own funerals,  much less to carry around the  tombstones erected to their memories, as souvenirs. This, however,  is what Lieut. Arthur Grindell, a  transport officer, Avho left here  with the first draft from the  Irish Fusiliers, is doing.  Lieut. Grindell, in writing to  a friend in South Vancouver,  tells of a unique experience. He  was looking at some of the headstones and crosses erected over  the graves of the brave boys who  fell in the battle of a year ago,  when he was surprised to see a  neatly lettered cross dedicated  to his memory, and marking a  grave where he was supposed to  be at rest.  "I got after the Graves Registration Committee," he says,  "and explained to them that I  was not dead. They took a lot  of convincing, but finally were  satisfied that I was very much  alive. I asked permission to take  my own property���������my cross-���������as  a souvenir. They, could not give  me any official permission to do  so, but intimated that if. the  cross was missing they would  make no enquiries."  Continuing, the lieutenant says  that he has his "cross" with him,  and is looking forward to getting leave ; so he can take it to  England and send it home. "I  have been 'officially' dead for 12  months, and I did not know it,*"  he concludes.  0. f. R. JKay Assist  The damage done by the floods  last spring on Manitoba street  near Marine Drive was examined on Friday last by Councillors  Russell and Grimmett in company with Mr. Cambie of the  C. P. B., who advised that the  matter be discussed with Mr.  Newton J. Ker and the advisability of. constructing large open  drains to carry the water from  the C. P. Ii. property may be  considered. Mr. Cambie did not  commit the company in any way,  but hinted that assistance might  -be secured- from' them: The matter will be allowed to lie until  the company can be interviewed.  Want Fraser Street Oiled  The dust nuisance on Fraser  street is really becoming serious,  and numerous requests have been  made that the street be oiled. The  people have even requested that  if the municipality will furnish  the necessary labor and the  sprinkler that they will furnish  the oil. The matter was brought  up in the board of works committee on Friday last and was  laid over for further consideration. In this connection the question of making general repairs to  the street was discussed, and  the engineer was instructed to  bring in an estimate of the cost  of ditching, grading and rocking  the street.  Gray's Park Opened  Gray's Park, situated in Ward  III., which was recently given  as a gift to the municipality by  Mr. David Gray, was formally  opened on Friday last, Eeeve  Winram performing the ceremony of turning the first sod in  the presence of members of the  council and a large number of  ratepayers. The new park, whieh  comprises 2% acres, is bounded  by Windsor and St. Catharine  streets, and by 33rd and 34th  avenues, and will take but little  work to put it in .shape for the  purpose for whieh it is intended, a playground for the children  of the neighborhood. Reeve Winram and Rev. J. R. Robertson  made brief speeches, in which  they expressed the gratitude of  the people of South Vancouver  at the generosity of Mr. Gray,  Mr. Robertson pointing out that  the donor had also presented the  ground on which St. David's  Presbyterian church is built.  Several members of the council,  including Coun. Pollock, of Ward  III., also made brief speeches.  Mr. Gray, the donor. Engineer  Bennett and many other prominent citizens were present on the  occasion.  An interesting patriotic service attracted a large congregation to St. David's Presbyterian  church Sunday night. Mr. Yates,  military secretary of the Y.M.C.  A. at Hastings Park military  camp, gave an address of unusual interest in which he described the work done by the Y. M.  G. A. among soldiers in Canada,  England and France. Three members of the 231st mattalion, Seaforth Highlanders, Lieut. Beat-  tie, Private Hutchinson and Private Jenkins, sang solos, which  were greatly appreciated. With  appropriate ceremony 12 additional names were added to the  honor roll of the church, which  is now the largest roll of honor  possessed by any moderate-sized  church in the Vancouver district.  It now boasts of 87 names. The  names added on Sunday were:  Sergeant D. Robins. (invalided  home), Lance-Corp. Irving, formerly a member of the So. Vancouver police force, now with the  121st battalion, Western Irish;  Corp. William Atkinson, 29th  battalion (killed a,t St. Eloi a  few days ago); Pte^ Colin Crawford, 231st; Pte. W. J. Campbell,  158th; Pte. Edward Todd, 158th;  Pte. Robert Leece, 121st; Pte.  W. R. .Walling, 121st; Pte. John  McMillan, 131st Westminster Fusiliers; Pte. Andrew Love, Western Universities Battalion; Pte.  Bain . Drummond, 6th Canadian  Engineers; pte. James E. Barker, 6th D.C.O.R. Private Walling1 has been Sunday school superintendent of St. David's  church for over four years, and  Private John McMillan has been  clerk of the session of the church  since the congregation was organized.  -This service was followed by  a grand concert in the church  under the direction of W. W.  Robertson, on Monday night,  Avhich was enjoyed by a large  and enthusiastic audience.  Left Without a Charge  The British Columbia Methodist Conference has left Rev.  William Boulton, at his own request, without a charge, in order to give a free hand to conduct his campaign as Conservative candidate for the provincial  legislature for Vancouver south.  The committee has also left his  present charge, the Beaconsfield  Methodist church, without a pastor, arid Mr. Boulton will continue to supply the pulpit there until after the election.  May Use Sewers Jointly  A delegation from So. Vancouver council attended the  meeting ��������� of the city council on  Tuesday afternoon and discussed with the board different matters pertaining to sewerage and  road paving. It was felt by the  municipality that some satisfactory arrangement could be made  with the city for the joint use of  a sewer in Ward Eight, but upon the matter being taken up  with the Joint Sewerage Commission, permission was refused.  City Engineer F.-L. Fellowes was  instructed to take up the various questions with Mr. Bennett,  the engineer for the municipality, and report to the board of  works later.  Glee  Club  Will Sing  This, year is the centenary of  Sir William Sterndale Bennett,  one of England's most gifted musicians. One of his best known  and most beautiful compositions,  "The May Queen" will be given  by the King Edward High School  Glee. Club, accompanied by the  orchestra of. the Vancouver Musical Society, on Friday, jurie  9, at 8.15 p.m., under the baton  of Mr. Geo. P. Hicks. The work'  has been thoroughly rehearsed  and the club assures their patrr  rons a musical treat.1 '  This is believed to be the only  attempt . to commemorate xtJhe  centenary of this eminent musician in Vancouver while it lias  been very generally observed in  England, and in other parts of  the Empire. The club is therefore to be commended in their  endeavor to fittingly observe the  event. And doubtless the music  lovers of the city will show their  appreciation of their efforts.  THE EFFECT OF  THE BLOCKADE  Women Enter Protest  At a meeting of the South  Vancouver Women's Forum, held  at the home of Mrs. Woods, 1400  34th avenue, a strong protest was  made against the action of the  provincial government in extending the franchise to soldier minors through the recent amendment to the Election Act, while  at the same time they refuse to  give the vote to women without  first getting a mandate from the  the people. It was argued that  there was no mandate from the  electors for the extension of the  vote to soldiers under age. A resolution voicing the protest was  passed unanimously. A talk on  "Co-Operation" was given by  Mr. S. P. Jackson at the close of  the meeting. The speech caused  an interesting discussion and it  was decided to arrange for a debate on the same question at the  next meeting of the Forum. The  meeting will be held in "the evening and if the interest manifested  Wednesday is any criterion it  will likely attract a large attendance.  A very pleasant surprise party  was given Wednesday, evening at;  the home of Mrs. A. Milton, 855  Broadway- west-in honor of Miss  Frances Grogan, who for the past  three years has been deaconess  of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian  church. The following guests  were present: Misses Story, Robertson, -'Smith, Stroul, Mitchell,  McCallum, Beatty, Riches, Hill,  Wallace and Knight. Messrs!  Moore Kelsburg, Story, McCallum, Nixon, Sproule, Mennie,  Watkins and Paxton. Miss  Grogan left last night for Tre-  herne, Manitoba.  Shoe On the Other Foot  Germany has complained bitterly of  tho attempt of England to starve out  her civil population in order to bring  the war to a close. This suggests a  very pertinent question. Suppose that  Germany, instead of Great Britain,  had had command of tlie sea at the  very beginning of the war. It has  been stated many times that the home  supply of food for Great Britain  would not last over six weeks^ if her  imports of foodstuffs were stopped. Is  there anybody so silly as to believe  that Germany, in case she had had  command of the sea, would not have  cut off Great Britain's supply of food  instantly and entirely and brought her  to her knees by starvation within two  months after; the institution of such  a  blockade?  It must be remembered also, as to  Germany's complaint (that the Allies are trying to starve the civilian  non-combatant populaton), that  every bushel of American wheat going to Germany releases a bushel of  German wheat to feed the army. Any  importation of foodstuffs into Germany for the civil population is  therefore simply an indirect way of  supporting the German army.���������The  New York Outlook.  Some of the most notable men of  France in the world of letters, the  world of science, of politics ,of commerce and. industry, of military affairs,  have formed an association, the object  of which is to keep the public authoritatively informed on all matters of  moment regarding  the  war.  The significant motto of the association reads: "Patience, Effort and Confidence." The "Letters" of the association so addressed to the nation  are distributed through the agency of  well-known magazines, in leaflet form.  The most recent letter has for subject matter: "The Control of the  Seas." Under the first heading: "The  Allies Control the Sea," the superiority of the allied sea-power is explained in detail. The second division tells  of the loss of the enemy in colonial  possessions. The third, the blockade  and effects on German commerce. Division four sets forth the various' consequences of the blockade. The conclusion shows how the land held by the  central power* in Belgium, France and  Russia is more than offset, territorially, by the allies' gains in China and  Africa.  Bear-Admiral Degony gives a clear  account of the results, present and future, of the blockade. He says:  "The reduction of Germany's importations has deprived her of industrial resources indispensable to the  support of her economic life. Her commercial fleet, destroyed or closed in  for the last eighteen months, and the  chief agent of the importers, and the  manufacturers, to whom she brought  raw material and supplies. The list is  long: Minerals, cottons, flax, wool, textiles of all sorts, raw hides, leathers,  fats, oils, petroleum gasoline and rubber. Any of these materials that now  reach Germany from the outside world,  are necessarily very high in price,  therefore, many enterprises have been  affected  seriously.  "Since the beginning of September,  1915, cotton-weaving establishments  work but one or two days a week.  Iron and steel are manufactured for  military purposes solely. With leather  the story is almost the same.  "The reduction of the industrial  output has sensibly increased the cost  of living. We have some time since  ceased to listen to the exaggerated  accounts that told of imminent famine. The. increase, however, has caused the government no little alarm. In  order to remedy the situation there are  many cases in which a maximum has  been placed, with the effect that the  product-* thus tariffed have been with  drawn from the market. X  '.'Notwithstanding these facts, Germany, at present, has no idea of looking upori herself as conquered, but it  would be useless for her to argue that  her power of resistance has. not been  seriously diminished. 'Ihe allies have  every intention of rendering the block-  aide yet more effective and stringent.  . ''Germany has often boasted that  her territorial gains have been so important that when the time for the  signing peac-3 contracts comes, she will  be able, by reason of these, gains, to  dictate terms to the allies. Nearly all  Belgium, a good slice of France and  sortie Bvesiah territory are in our  hands,  they triumph.       X  "Germany forgets the mortgage we  have on her holdings!  "Jn first rank come the colonies we  have taken from her. In Africa alone,  according to the German official reckoning, we hav-e now possession of 452,-  082 square miles, which is almost  equal to the total surface extent of  Germany, Austria-Hungary and France.  "As a result of the blockade, the  seas that Germany covered with her  fleets, merchant and marine, are free  of--all her vessels.--And in consequence  an embargo is put on her foreign commerce and the products necessary for  trade.  "This sequestration of German commerce will last as long as Great Britain finds it necessary to the end she  has in view, in conjunction with her  allies. No matter what might be the  military events, eontinentally speaking, as long as Great Britain keeps  the sea superiority, she could, of herself alone, restrict German contact' with the sens and oblige that  country 'to   live   her   own.'  "Thus the allies hold the control  ling odds, which are considerable. The  German colonies, the external commerce and all the industries dependent upon importations and exchange."  ���������Tne London Free Press.  QUIETLY, QUICKLY, SMOOTHLY, YOUR  HOUSEHOLD GOODS ARE MOVED  Without any fuss, any disturbance, without breaking or losing _  valuable furniture or bric-a-brac BECAUSE CAMPBELL MAKES ���������  A BUSINESS TO MOVE GOODS THAT WAY.  The big CAMPBELL "Car Tans-'' are heavily padded inside .  completely enclosed, affording absolute protection! Only skillful, int.  gent movers handle your goods. AND the charge is surprisingly i  Phone Seymour 7360 for full particulars.  QvMPB.OI^roRACE^MP*N^  QlEEST AHD LARGEST7 JN WESTEgrTOANADA f  T^one Seymour 73(50 Office 857 Beatty JSmm  Office Phone:   Seymour   8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture  Manufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters, Show Cases  Fainting, Paperhanging and Ralsominlng  Shop: 1065 Dunsmuir St. Vancouver, B. O.  Banish Corns and Sore Feet  in Leckie Boots  When your feet slip into a LECKIE they  feel at ease at once. The style is there, too, and  wear! well just make your next pair of boots  LECKTES* 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  GEN. TOWNSHEND  FORETOLD WAB  According to a writer in the London Daily Mail, General Townshend,  who surrendered to the Turks at Kut-  el-Amara, with almost uncanny prescience, actually predicted the date of  the outbreak of hostilities, and many  of the events that have occurred in  thf  present war.   He  say3:  "Four years ago, when the possibility of war -with Germany was derided as empty talk, he not only knew  that it was inevitable, but he predicted that it would break out suddenly   in  the autumn of .1914.  "He spread out a map on the table in his rooms in Paris and traced  out the course which Jthe opening  stages of war -would take. This was  to his friend, George Grossmith, who  was in Paris playing with Eejane at  the time, and Mr, Grossmith is an  amazed witness today to the absolute  accuracy of his forecast. He told  how the Germans would pour over the  Belgian and Luxemburg frontiers, how  their    heavy   artillery  would    batter  down the forts in their way> how  with incredible swiftness they would  spread a wide front across Belgium,  and sweep the fated country clear,  making Antwerp and Brussels and  Ostend in their rapid southern descent,   so   as   to strike a great, ;l}jpjw!  at   the   French   defences   while  the  French preparations were yet incomplete.  "He even laid his finger ur on the  map and marked the region to which  the British expeditionary force would  be sent and told bow inevitably it  would be outflanked and overwhelmed by numbers and forced to retreat  to escape annihilation.  "He was exact also in his predictions that the first real trial of  strength between the attackers and  the defenders would occur in positions far behind those originally  chosen and that the British troops  would fight their first pitched battles  in defence of the French channel  portsX""       ------  " Maybe there was nothing in these  predictions of his that any other  qualified and studied soldier might  not and did not foresee, but there  was nothing more than an expert's  deductions from military and geographical conditions in another prediction  that he made with confidence and  conviction and which he consistently  maintained, unshaken by all contrary  opinions. For he declared time and  time again that in spite of all the  German early successes, France would  be saved, and saved by the new and  wonderful spirit of the French people.  "This was inorc than expert anticipation. It was the insight of a prophet. He knew and understood and  loved the French nation and people.  He speaks French like a Parisian, his  devoted wife is a French lady, he had  studied French military history with  an enthusiast's application, had followed French army manoeuvres, had  reconstructed on the spot the battlegrounds of the past and had examined with German thoroughness the  positions in which the future battles  that he foresaw would take place.  He was aware���������he served for a time  as ' military attache in Paris���������bf the  weaknesses and difficulties of France  and of French politics, but for all  that, with the eye of faith he foresaw the great and commanding fact  twenty months of war have proved  and the morale of the French soldiers that no German mechanical superiority could overcome.  "His heart has been in France  since the war broke out. General Charles Townshend is the heir presumptive  of the Marquisate of Townshend and  he is the great-great-grandson of the  Townshend who fought with Wolfe at  Quebec."  Embarrassment  Germany is- now in a position to  sympathize with that fellow who wanted somebody to help him let go of a  bear.���������Boston Transcript.  General Smith-Dorrien  General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith  Dorrien, the distinguished British officer, who last February relinquished the:  command of the British" forces operating in German East Africa, . was  Jjpirja';.,-fifty-eight years ago, on May:, 26,  1858. JBarly in the war he commanded the British second army in Flanders, but he retired from that posi*1  tion last summer "and returned to  England, where he remained until  December, when he went to South  Africa to take charge of the expedition to be dispatched against Germany's East African colony. He  remained in command there " until  about three months ago, when he turned over, his authority to Gen. Jan  Christian Smuts, who was a Boer leader in the South African war. General Smith-Dorrien's retirement was  said to be due to ill health. Smith-  Dorrien began his military career in  the Zulu���������war of ,1879, and afterwards _  fought in the Egyptian war and the  Soudan campaign, receiving high  honors in all and has no patience with  suckly in India and on the Nile he  went to South Africa to fight the  Boers. In that war his command included a Canadian contingent, and he  became a favorite with the Canadian  soldiers and returned their admiration in full measure. Gen. Smith-  Dorrien is a younger brother of the  '' Dorrien-Smith'' Mi������o is known as  "King of the Seilly Isles." The family seat of the latter is in Tresco Abbey, on the largest of the Seilly Islands, a picturesque old edifice which  dates from the tenth century. General Smith-Dorrien phayed a conspicuous part in the early part of the war,  when his masterly retreat before the  overwhelming force of Teutons saved  the British force from threatened annihilation.  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