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 '       -14,  iy f  Subscribe to.the  [Western Call  [$1.00 Per Y-ear  16 Mot. 50 cents  Published in the Interests  >lume vni.  m  unt Pleasant and Vicinity  T. J. KsarMp     -      '-  J. H*W������N__  T. J. Icvmj t U.  _. _. _fc_._____^_^__^T<*  , At your sarvice fer and ���������.  -night.        ~,-������:  Moderate charge*. *  -808 BmAnv *#nl'  Pirns: Fate. 10M  -������ ������, ������r **'  ^  X   * *r ***** "* JS'  X  ,      v     -   '    '_?  4 4,...  ^  *     - *���������?  " -_ "At  '>���������'* *&*&���������������  ^ ,   -?:*������_.*&  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1916.  *  5 Gents Per Copy.  No.  iCEIVE MANY NAMES  OF PRISONERS OF WAR  IT The pjast week has brought to  le Prisoners of War Committee  le names of many new prisoners, and  it is therefore gratify-  that the acknowledgment list  Jjshouldbe a long one, the first  reek   in   each    month   always  winging in more   contributions  lhan the later ones. Over $95 has  [been taken in during the week  fjfrom the sale of woollies, this in  [itself shows how wonderfully the  [demand for them is keeping up.  |Piper and John Bull coats have  ���������been sent in. through Miss Lev-  ferson by Mrs. J.~R. Watson, Mrs.  I Goodwin Gibson, Miss Milne and  I Miss Dorothy Sweet, others helping with the 'woollies' are: Mrs.  James, Mrs.-Leggat, Miss Cuth-  bertson, Miss Nichol, Miss Mary  I Weld,   Miss  Rogers,   Mrs.   and  [Miss   Richardson,   Mrs.   Lennie,  (Mrs. Gardner Johnson, Mrs. Shirley Blackmore,  Mrs. Kent,  Mrs.  |N.   Townsend,  Mrs. P.  J. Proc-  jtor, Mrs. Senkler, Mrs. McKedie,  [Miss Charleson, Miss Keith, Mrs.  IJ. Dick, Mrs. J. G. L. Abbott,  [Mrs. H. H. Abbott, Mrs. Adams,  Miss    Kendal,    Miss    Johnston,  [Mrs. Crick, Mrs. Hector McKen-  ;,zie, Mrs. Leslie, Miss M. Black,  ^Mrs. Bodwell ,v (Caulfields), Mrs.  j Martin Griffin, Mrs. Hinman and  [Mrs. Storrs. Books have also been  given by Mrs,,T"-. A. Russell and  Mrs. A. G. Langley; for Mrs. Ap-  ,ptefcy's lending library..      ,'g^|  Some months ago a letter canfe  to the committee from Manitou  asking that parcels be sent to Private John Crawford who, the  writer said, was evidently receiving nothing. An order was  immediately sent off to Mrs. Rivers Bulkeley asking to have parcels sent, if Private Crawford  had not already been adopted,  and one member of the committee  wrote to a friend in Victoria  about him and this friend has  received now the following letter: "Dear Friend: I received  your parcel ^all right. Many  thanks for your kindness. I was  with the boys from Victoria under the late Capt. Harvey. Yours  is the first I received from the  west, I thought I was forgotten  back there. Belong to Nanaimo.  Two ladies from eastern Canada  sent me parcels through Red  Cross. I remain, yours gratefully  John Crawford."  Russians Ask Help  Several other acknowledgments have been received during  the week, all expressing great  satisfaction with the parcels received. A letter has come from  a Russian prisoner appealing for  help. He .says, "I did not hear  and had no help from home."  Perhaps some of the Russians in  Vancouver would like to help.  The man's name is Efraim Sehul-  meister, No. 11117, Gefangenen-  L>ger'Quedlmburg,- komp 5, bar-  ack&. 27a, Germany.    -   __  EXPECT SETTLEMENT.  Following a conference held on  Wednesday night at No. 2 fire  hall, when Mayor McBeath, Chief  Carlisle and Deputy Chief Thompson met the men of the department, it was announced that  there would be no hitch in the'  work of the fire laddies, despite  the slight trouble which .occurred at No. 3 hall earlier in the  day. The conference lasted until well after midnight, and was  resumed on Thursday.  According to Chief Carlisle,'  the only point of which there is  any difference of. opinion now, is  as to the union, but it was felt  that the whole thing would be  amicably settled. The trouble at  No. 3 hall was over, and no fur?  ther effects would be felt from  the slight misunderstanding which'  had taken place there.  HELD MONTHLY MEETING  At the regular meeting of the  Ioial branch^f the S.P.C.A., held  at]police headquarters, the report of the inspector, Mr. Vic-  tof Warren," showed that during  th^ month some 32 cases were investigated by him, resulting in  1������ warnings to owners of ani-  mfls, and two cases being taken  court, convictions being ob-  ed in each of the latter. The  resignation of Mr. Lucas Hunt,  aai honorary secretary was accented by the board with regret,  that gentleman having joined the  Rocky Mountain rangers.  jphe society has been granted  permission to holji a tag day for  th? benefit of the funds during  September, Saturday, Sept. 9th,  befog. the day on which, it is  deemed likely the collection will  be! made.  UNLIMITED MARKET FOR  CANADIAN MADE GOODS  The importance of developing  trade relations between the port  of Vancouver and Russian ports  was dwelt upon by a delegation,  consisting of Mayor McBeath  and Aid. Hamilton, Vancouver;  Councillors Pearson and Lembke,-  Point Grey; and City Industrial  Commissioner Davison, who waitT  ed upon the Imperial Russian  Consul, M. Ragosine, last week  to -discuss the~ matter with him;  The consul indicated tbat there  was/a very wide and unlimited  market in Russia for practically  l. **-���������+ --f c-i~ * T^*-^ii ~-  lie ww nu is mm  JN VICINITY OF PORT MOOPY  ~ ^jverytfcuigr - in���������-maaufaetimttf. 4tMio������B of dollars of capital, m-  A serious outbreak of bush fire  at Port Moody, north of Port  Coquitlam, at lot 357, adjoining  the scene of the bad fire of two  years ago, is reported to be blazing, and the Dominion forestry  officials assisted by local helpers  are hard at work to keep the  flames from spreading into the  green timber. At present the  flames are confined tothe"district  burned over in the previous fire.  The area affected contains  north of the Coquitlam river,  some of the most valuable timber lands in the Vancouver district, and form part of the Dominion railway belt. The blaze two  years ago did about $25,000 damage in the neighborhood.   .  The continued dry weather is  also responsible for forest fires  at Wolfsohn Bay, where 200  acres are reported to be on fire.  The limits affected were visited  by fire  in the  dry spell of last  year. Lamb Bros., who are logging in the vicinity, have turned  all their men to work to aid the  fire rangers 'to keep the flames  from spreading.  An even more serious fire is reported from Hernanda Island,  opposite Lund, where fire has  started in the limits of the Campbell River Logging Company.  So far the blaze has been "confined to tha. slash and debris of  previous operations. Employees  of the Campbell River company  are helping to fight the flames.  Reports to Timber Inspector Geo.  D. McKay were that both fires  are now under control. If rain  should come the fires will soon  be extinguished, but otherwise  the fires are liable to become a  serious menace. The absence of  rain for the past few. weeks has  dried up the* earth, though the  cold season, has prevented the  normal growth of foliage.  BIO MAJORITY FOR  SATURD4Y HOLIDAY  ">������������������ f  By a substantial majority in  each ward in the city the electors  last Wednesday decided in favor  of the Saturday half holiday. The  voting stood 5552 in favor of  Saturday as against 1654 who  favored the Wednesday half-holiday. The Half-holiday'. Closing  Act will come into force on July  1 which happens to be a Saturday. A,J j.  -Not only Vancouver^ but the  sister eities of Victoria and New  Westminster gave decisive majorities in favor Of the Saturday  Mlfr-holiday. The Victoria poll  stood 1853 in favor of Saturday  closing and 1183 in favor of the  Wednesday closing. In New  Westminster the vote was. most  decisive, there being 1036 in fa  vor of Saturday and only 191 in  favor of the Wednesday holiday.  The result of the vote gave  great satisfaction to the retail  employees whose organization  had been very active in carrying on the campaign for the Saturday holiday. The scope of the  act is-wide .enough to cover practically all wholesale and retail  stores and factories.  The result of the balloting by  W!>rds in Vancouver was as"follows:  Sat. Wed. Bad  Ward One  . ....... 894 -261      10  Committee to procure a part of  th* trade to which British Columbia is entitled, both by reason of location and sentiment  through the -alliance with Russia, and also by virtue of the  fact that Vancouver is the great  commercial Pacific "port of Can  ada. Mr. Davison states that  there is the greatest activity and  aggressive organization in Seattle  $& capture the bulk of the transpacific trade with Russia. Not  only are .Seattle merchants and  js^piers,, who  represent    many  MAJOR JOHN PRINGLE  TO VISIT VANCOUVER  A bronzed stalwart soldier-  minister is Major Rev. John  Pringle, D.D., who during his  leave of. absence from the front,  will visit Vancouver and address a gathering in Chalmers  church on Tuesday night, June  27, under the auspices of the  Ladies' Aid of the church.  Major Pringle, who has been  mentioned in despatches by Sir  John French, and who did so  much for men in the Yukon  years ago, will tell of his toil'at  the front. Major Pringle has  been 38 years in the ministry,  but is as fit for hard work, and  as young in spirit as ever.  Speaking in the east on his  arrival there, he spoke of the  appreciation of the men of the  work of the chaplains, and what  it stood for. Describing the  winter on Salisbury Plain, he  said the experience of it would  fit the men for anything, the  discomfort was so great. For  25 days it rained without ceasing, and the mud was indescribable, and sickness general. Clothing and boots, tents and bedding were all the time wet, but  he added "in spite of that we  had a good time."  He was the only  chaplain to  lines that - Canada could produce.  When: asked by one of the  members of the deputation if  he would care to indicate any  special lines which could be cultivated at present, he said that a  selection might-be made almost  at random and a sure and profitable market found in Russia for  any article named. He mentioned, by way of illustration, the  demand for paper of various  kinds, for electric fittings, for  cement, for .hardware, and declared that these were not by  any means" the" outstanding lines  in demand. It was stated by M-  Ragosine that he would gladly  co-operate with the inter-municipal industries committee and  other commercial bodies in Vancouver in promoting trade be-  Iween Russia and Canada, and  he suggested that the development of a steamship line between  Vancouver and Vladivostok, in  addition to the Russian volunteer fleet, wouULbe a very effective means of promoting trade  between, these  countries.  The importance of this meeting, the industrial commissioner  points out, lies in the fact that  it is initiative work, undertaken  by the Inter-municipal Industries  est work of his life. He had  charge of eight hospitals, and  had to walk from 12 to 18 miles  daily.  The story of. how he shared  a large "stone" of maple sugar sent him by some friends,,,  brought tears to the eyes of his  audience. He took boxes of maple sugar into the wards and  said to the men, "111 give you  a piece of what I have in this  box if you can guess what it is."  Only the Canadians guessed correctly, they knew the smell of it. '  When a French-Canadian got a  piece he burst into tears. Jt re*  minded him of home and friends  in Canada.  The first   day   Major Pringle  was in the trenches he was with  his  son who had preceded him  to the-front.   Bullets were singing   and   shrapnel bursting    all  around.   Major   Pringle   ducked  his head, every little while thinking it was necessary, whereupon  his son said, "Don't duck your  head, dad,  if the  bullet hasn't"  your name  it won't  get you.",  The major thought this a Cal- ',  vinistic utterance. --   '  Major Pringle is well knawn'"  all over Canada for his preach-  Iing and lecturing gifts,-and his.  visit to Vancouver is being mueh  looked forward to. .    ,-  ingeyery persuasive effort of or  ganizatiou* but they have even  extended their efforts into Vancouver to swerve the freight  which would naturally go by  way of this port. He "points out  that the Imperial Russian government has done Vancouver the  courtesy of appointing a very  distinguished representative as  consul in the city, and the consul has assured the representatives of the city and district  that he will willingly give his  assistance to promote trade with  this port.     - -    -       - -   -  "It behooves us," he says, "to  make some active efforts to retain and increase our trade with  Russia, in order that we may not  be left comparatively in the same  condition that we were after the  gold rush of '98, when the cities  to the south captured the cream  of the northern trade.-'  It has also been stated that the  steamship lines running out of  Seattle have given a rate on certain freight in Vladivostok only  two-thirds of that charged by  one of the Canadian lines for  similar freight, and the matter  of freight rates is an important  one if Vancouver is to maintain  her share  of this traffic.  NURSES CONVENTION  HELD IN WINNIPEG  Ward Two ...................... 522  201  4  Ward Three... ...���������....._��������� 196  101  1  Ward Four  .... 786  323  13  Ward Five  ..._...._....��������� 1009  283  21  Ward Six   ... _..._.������������������_.1354  297  5  Ward   Seven    ... 450  110  -7  Ward    Eight    ...X. 311  72  r-2  Totals... ~.������������������-5522  1654-  63  Majority in favor of Saturday, 3868.  A joint convention of the Canadian National Trained Nurses'  Association and the- Canadian  Lady Superintendents' Association was held in Winnipeg this  week. The membership of these  two societies represents the nursing profession in Canada, the  convention therefore, should be  of unusual interest and value to  all interested in the work. Many  prominent nurses from the various cities of Canada were present, among them the following:  Mrs. Bryce Brown, of New West  minster, president of the Canadi  ah National Association of T rained Nurses; Miss Jean Gunn, superintendent of Nurses, Toronto  General Hospital; Miss Helen  Randall, formerly of the Vancouver General Hospital, president  of the society of superintendents,  Miss Louise Phillips, superintendent of the baby and foundling  hospital, Montreal; Miss Moore,  supervisor of Public Health department,   Toronto.  The joint opening meeting was  addressed by the Arehbnshop of  Rupert's Land, Mayor Waugh,  President MaeLean of the University, Dr. Eber Crummy (late  of Vancouver), Dr. H. H. Chown,  and Mr. R. T. Riley.  the cirrs watSI iwpiY  MUST NOT BE EMANGEftEP  The question of allowing aperr  ations to be carried on in cut-  ting timber on the watershed at  Seymour Creek again came before the civic waterworks committee on Thursday. An applicant holds a crown grant to some  land there, and he wishes to cut  the timber, but the council objects on the ground that the operations may result in the city's  water supply being contaminated, and the government has already been requested to prevent  an__ysuch operations .being carried on there, but no reply has  yet been received. The applicants informed the coimmttee  that there was an indefeasible title to the property, and that according to the advice received  the city could not prevent the  timber cutting operations taking  place. They were willing however, to sell the land to the city  for $8,000, and it was stated that  there was about $$15,000 worth  of- timber on it..' Itf was^ declared.  that the operations could' be carried on below the intake,-and  thus not interfere with the water  supply. Aid. Gale said if the  statement was correct that tbe  operations could be carried on  without contaminating the water,  the council could have no objection. Aid. Mahon considered that  the utmost care should be exercised to prevent the contamination of the water supply. Aid.  Mcintosh thought they should  communicate with the provincial  health department, calling attention that there was a danger of  the water supply being contaminated. It was ultimatly decided to appoint a committee consisting of Aid. Rogers, Mcintosh,  Kirk and Mahon, to investigate  the matter, to press for an immediate reply from the govern-  ment,and also approach the provincial health department on the  question. 4  GOING TO CHINA  The Y. M. C. A. of this city,  which a few weeks ago lost a  most efficient secretary in Mr. J.  M. Graham, is losing another of  its valued staff in Mr. Arthur  Lockley, physical instructor. Mr.  Lockley was summoned to New  York a week or two ago by the  headquarters officials for a conference and has advised the home  office that he has been asked to  proceed to China. It is not  known by the local officers whether he will continue his work  with the Y.M.C.A., there or whether he is one of the group of  men whom the Chinese government is securing in this country  to supervise the physical development of young China.  Mr. Lockley has been for the  last three years with the local  association and was one of the  most popular men who have ever  carried on the gym. work here.  LOOP. ELECT OFFICERS  The result of the election*of'  officers at the Grand Lodge of  the I.O.O.F held during the past  v/e(-k in this city is as follows:  Grand master, Bro. W. H.  Brown, Vancouver; deputy grand  master, Bro. J. H. Glass, Pen-  ticton; grand warden, Bro. R. A.  Merithew, New Westminster;  grand secretaryr Bro. F. Davey,  Victoria; grand treasurer, Bro.  A. E. Harron, North Vancouver;  representatives to Sovereign  grand lodge, Bro. W. A. Johnson,  P.G.M.; board of trustees to the  Odd Fellows' Home fund, Bros.  T. F. Neelands, P.G.M., Vancouver; E. L. Webber, P.G.M., Vancouver; Hugh Gilmour, P.G.M.,  Vancouver; D. E. McKenzie, P.G.  M., New Westminster, and A.  Parker, P.G.M., Vancouver.  '   i  j    Westerii Call, $1.00 per Year. THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, May 16, 1916J  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.  BEVERAGES  Aside from the spirituous and  malt liquors, the composition of  which is not attempted in t he  household, there is a long line of  beverages concerning which some  hints are of value. In general,  it may be said, employ good materials, and do not stint them in  quantity, if you want good re  suits. What is worth doing at  all in culinary lines is worth  doing well, and beverages, being  in the line of luxuries, should be  good, if not positively luxuriant.  Tea is the leaf of the tea-  tree cured in various ways, and  so appearing in the various forms  known to commerce. Black teas  are subjected to the action of  heat far beyond the green teas.  The green teas go through a  greening process also, the health-  fulness of which may well be  questioned.  Of the black teas, the Pekoe  is the earliest gathered and  mildest, while the Souchong,the  Congou, and the Bohea are respectively older in "growth and  stronger in  flavor.  Of the green teas the Young  Hyson is from the tenderest and  mildest leaf, the Gunpowder, Hyson, and Twankay being of older growth   respectively   and   df  stronger flavor. The treatment  of all these leaves, as well as  their age, are important factors  in  their final quality.  The nutritive value of tea is  not appreciable, but as an excitant of respiratory action and  a promotor of digestion it is very  valuable. Tea should be closely  covered in air-tight canisters, in  order that the flavor may be retained.  Coffee will grow in any climate where the temperature does  not fall below fifty-five degrees.  The best brands are the Mocha  and the Java, but South Amer  ica supplies a large amount sold  under the general name of Rio.  Coffee is often wretchedly adulterated, especially when \ sold in  the roasted and ground form. It  is safer to buy it green and to  roast and grind it at home.  Roasted coffee should be kept  in tight canisters or boxes, and  it should be ground only as it is  wanted for use. The coffeepot  must Jbe scalded clean and occasionally with soda, so that the  inside may be.absolutely pure.  Chocolate should - never be  made except it is intended to be  used immediately. By allowing  it to become cold or by boiling  it again, the flavor is injured,  the  oily  particles of. the   cocoa  GENUINE BARGAINS  Sacrifices that are not made from choice.  HOUSES  WEST END���������9-room strictly modern house .on Barclay St.  -west of Denman St. on full lot 66 by 131 ft. with a gar-  - *' age. House has hot water heat, finest selected pannel-  ling on living room and dining room, hall burlapped  and pannelled, reception room in expensive paper, tho  .���������. 4 bedroomB 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.  BORNB7 ST.���������Semi-business, 25 ft., in the first block  . off Fender St., closest to Pender, with 10-room house,  rented, clear title, old time price, about $22,000. Today for $8,300.   Tterm.s  FAPIVJEW���������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 beat, hardwood floors, fireplace, buffet and bookcases, full basement with cement  floor. Assessed at $7,000. Sell today for $5,800. Mortgage, $4,000.   7% per cent. Balance arrange,   x  KITSHtAKO���������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.  GRAKDVJEW���������$450 buys equity to mortgage in 6-room  modern house on Bismark St. Has full basement, furnace, laundry tubs, ipannelling, chicken house, cement  walks, erected 1911. Mortgage $2,400. 8 per cent. House  was  sold for  $4,500.  KJTtfJlANO���������-Most attractive 5-room bungalow, new, on  10th  avenue, on  full 33 ft. lot., has hot water heat,   hardwood -floors,- beam^ceilingsp pannelled walls,-bath~  and toilet separate, fireplace, basement cement floored  and extra toilet, stone pillars in front, cement walks,  best hardware. Price $3,500. Mortgage $2,000. 8 per  cent. Balance arrange.  ORANDVJEW���������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   Rve.   on  large lot 66 by 132 ft., has hardwood floors, furnace,  fireplace,   bath and   toilet   separate,  valued at  $6,000.*..  Today for $3,150.    Mortgage, $2,100, 8 per cent., Bal.  arrange.  LOTS  STBATHCONA HEIGHTS���������A full 50 ft. lot in this glorious location, as a homesite you can't beat it. Formerly  held and sold here as high as $2,500, but owner hard up'  sell for  $600.  POINT OBEY���������On the brow of the hill near 22nd and  Balaclava, a great view, full 33 ft. lot, cleared, for $250  GRANDVIEW���������2 lots on 8th Ave. ner Burns St., cost  owner $3,150.  Sell for  $1,500.       ������  FAIRVIEW���������50 ft. lot on 10th Ave. near Laurel St. for  $1000. .  FOURTH AVE. WEST���������-33 ft. near Trutch St. dirt cheap  at $1300. Also 50 ft. between Fir and Pine Sts. for  $2800.   Formerly held at $17000.  HASTINGS ST. EAST���������25 ft.' between Dunlevy and Jackson   for  $7600.  POINT ORE7���������Beautiful high corner cleared on 34th Ave.  Strathcona Place cost $4000 for $1500. A splendid  homesite.  KINGSWAY���������33 ft. near Nanaimo St. for $450.  SOUTH VANCOUVER���������33 ft. lot near Wilson and Knight  for   $75. ,  ACREAGE  SURREY���������152 acres near Port Mann about 12 acres cleared on Hjorth Boad for $37 per acre.  BURNABY���������3l/9 acreB 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  are-separated and rise to the surface also, "and they will never  blend pleasantly again. J  Other beverages are in occasional use, but those already mentioned are the standards in this  land.  Tea  People must consult their own  tastes as to the kind of tea. A  mixed tea is generally preferred,  combining the flavors of both  green and black. Allow one teaspoonful for each person. Use  boiling water, but do not boil  the tea, and use. while fresh. Tea  is best made in an earthen teapot. It should never be made in  tin.  Iced Tea -  Iced tea should be made several  hours before it is needed and  then set upon ice. When ready  to use it, sweeten and drink  without milk or cream. Use  cracked ice to put into the glass.  The tea must be extra strong,  and do not stint the ice.  Tea a la Russe  Slice fresh, juicy lemons; pare  them carefully, lay a piece in the  bottom of each cup; sprinkle  with white sugar and pour the  tea, very hot and strong, over  them.  Iced Tea a la Russe  To each goblet of cold tea  (without cream)., add the juice of  half a lemon. Fill up with pounded ice and sweeten well. A glass  of champagne * added to this  makes what is called Russian  punch.  Coffee  To make choicest coffee, take  equal quantities of Java and  Mocha; grind finely together, allowing about two teaspoonfuls of  ground coffee to each person;  add an egg with its shell and a  very little cold water; stir this  thoroughly together and turn on  boiling water. Set the pot on  the back of the range for five  minutes; then draw forward and  allow it to boil up just an instant; clear the spout by pouring  from it and returning it in the  top of the pot. Then serve at  once with plenty of cream and  sugar.  Iced Coffee  Make the coffee extra strong.  When it is cold, mix with an  equal quantity of fresh cream;  sweeten to taste, and freeze as in  ice-cream, or serve" with abundance-of broken ice.  Cafe Noir  This is the strongest preparation, of coffee, its very essence,  indeed. It is used after dessert  at course dinners. Make the coffee strong and clear as possible,  but use only one-rthird the ordinary quantity of water. Serve with  lump sugar, with, which it should  be highly, sweetened, and use  very small cups. Cream may be  added if desired.  Meringued Coffee  For six cupfuls of coffee take  about one cupful of sweet cream,  whipped light, with a little sugar. Put into each cup the desired amount of sugar and about  a tablespoonful of boiling milk.  Pour the coffee oyer these, and  lay upon the surface of the hot  liquid a���������large-^spoonful���������of- the  frothed cream. Give a gentle  stir to each cup before sending it  from the tray.  Frothed Cafe au Lait  Pour into the table urn one  quart of strong, clear coffee,  strained through muslin, and one  quart of boiling milk, alternating  them, and stirring gently. Cover  and wrap a thick cloth about the  urn for five minutes before it  goes to table. Have ready in a  cream-pitcher the whites of three  eggs, beaten stiff, and one tablespoonful of powdered sugar,  whipped with them. Put a large  spoonful of this froth upon each  cupful of coffee as you pour it  out, heaping it slightly in the  centre.  Chocolate  Scrape fine one square of a  cake, which is one ounce; add  to it an equal weight of sugar;  put these into a pint of boiling  milk and water, each one-half,  and stir well for two or three  minutes until the sugar and chocolate are well dissolved. This  preparation may be improved by  adding a well-beaten egg or two  and stirring briskly through the  mixture with a Dover egg-beater.  A teaspoonful of vanilla extract  added just before sending to table is a valuable addition.  Frothed Chocolate  One cupful of boiling water;  three pints of fresh inilk; three  tablespoonfuls of Baker's chocolate, grated; five eggs, the whites  only, beaten light, and two tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar  for froth. Sweeten the chocolate  to taste; heat the milk to scalding"; wet up the chocolate with  the boiling water, and when the  milk is hot, stir this into it; simmer gently ten minutes, stirring  frequently; boiLjip briskly once ;  take from the' fire; sweeten to  taste, taking care not to make it  too sweet, and stir in the whites  of two eggs, whipped stiff, without sugar; pour into the choco  late pot or pitcher, which should  be well heated. Have ready in a  cream-pitcher the remaining  whites, whipped up with the  powdered sugar; cover the surface of each cup with the sweetened meringue before distributing to the guests.  Choca  This beverage, a favorite with  many, is made by mixing coffee  and chocolate, as prepared for  the table, in equal quantities, and  serving hot for breakfast.  Broma  Dissolve a large tablespoonful  of Baker's broma in as much  warm water; then pour upon it  a pint of boiling milk and water,  in equal proportions, and boil it  two minutes longer, stirring it  frequently; add sugar ��������� at pleasure.  Breakfast Cocoa  Into a breakfast cup put a  teaspoonful of the powder, add  a tablespoonful of boiling water,  and mix thoroughly. Then add  equal parts of boiling water and  boiled milk, and sugar to the  taste. Boiling two or three minutes will improve it.  Cocoa Shells  Take a small quantity of cocoa shells (say two ounces), pour  upon them three pints of boiling water, boil rapidly thirty or  forty minutes; allow it to settle or strain, and add cream or  boiling milk and sugar at pleasure.  Lemonade  Squeeze the juice of lemons,  and add sugar and ice-water to  taste.  Concentrated Lemonade  Make a rich sirup of two and  a half pounds of sugar and one  pint of cold water and boil gradually. Pour it hot on one and  a half ounces of citric acid. Bottle tight while hot. One tablespoonful will make a tumblerful  of lemonade.  Portable Lemonade  Mix a quarter pound of white  sugar" with the grated rind of a  large, juicy lemon. Pour upon  this the strained juice of the  lemon and pack in a jar. ^One tablespoonful will suffice for a  glass of water.  Egg Nog  To the yolks of six eggs, add  six tablespoonfuls of powdered  sugar, one -quart of. new milk, a  half pint of French brandy, and  one pint of, Madeira wine. Beat  the whites up separately, and  stir them through the mixture  just before pouring into glasses  for use.  Roman punch  Beat stiff' the whites of three  eggs, with a half pound of powdered sugar. Add three teacup-  fuls of strong, sweet lemonade,  one wineglassful each of rum and  champagne, and the juice of two  oranges. Ice abundantly, or  freeze.  Milk punch  Boil one quart of milk, warm  from the cow. Beat up the yolks  oirfoureggs^and four "tablespoon?  fuls Of. powdered sugar together;  add two glasses of the best sherry wine; pour into a pitcher,  and mix with it the boiling milk,  stirring all the time. Pour from  one vessel to another six times;  add cinnamon and nutmeg to  taste, and serve as soon as it can  be swallowed without scalding  the throat.  Currant and Raspberry Shrub  Pound four quarts of ripe currants and three quarts of red  raspberries in a stone jar or  wide-mouthed crock with a wooden beetle. Squeeze out every  drop of the juice; put this into  a porcelain, enamel, or very* clean  bell-metal kettle, and boil hard  ten minutes. Put in four pounds  of loaf sugar at the end of the  ten minutes, and boil up once to  throw the scum to the top; skim  and let it get perfectly cold; then  skim off all remaining impurities; add one quart of the best  brandy and shake hard for five  minutes. Bottle, seal the corks,  and lay the bottles on their sides  in dry sawdust.  Currant Wine x  One quart of currant juice,  three pounds of brown sugar,  and one gallon of water; dissolve the sugar in the water,  then add the juice; when it ferments, add a little fresh water  each day till it is done fermenting, which will be in fror.*. a  month and a half, to two months;  turn it off, scald the keg, put it  in again, and cork tightly.  Raspberry Wine  Bruise the raspberries with  the back of a spoon; strain them  through a flannel bag; add one  jjound of loaf sugar to one quart  of juice; stir well and cover  closely, letting it stand for three  days,   stirring   well    each   day.  91=  OFFICE  TO  RENT  The accommodation and service that we are giving is  of the best. It is shown by the number of offices that  have been rented during the past few months. There are  still some to be had which we would be pleased to show  you by applying at the Rental Department.  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Horse Clothing.  - -   s  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE ANP WTAll-  Pour off the clear juice and add  one quart of juice to two quarts  of sherry wine; hottle it and nse  in two weeks.  Raspberry Vinegar  Take three pints of. red. berries ; pour over them one pint  of eider vinegar and let stand  twenty-four hours. Strain, and  to one pint of juiee add one  pound of _ sugar; boil pn^hajf_  fc>ur,"lmd" when cold, bottle for  use.  Ginger Peer  Two ounces of ginger to a  pint of molasses; add a gallon  of warm water; stir it well, and  add half a pint of iively yeast.  If you wish it sweeter or hotter, add ginger or molasses_be-  fore putting in the yeast, to  suit your taste.  Spruce Beer  To three gallons .of. boiling  water, add two pounds of mor  lasses and two ounces of essence  of spruce. Let the mixture cool,  and when lukewarm, add a scant  gill of yeast and set aside to  ferment. While the fermentation  goes on, skim frequently. When  it becomes inactive, put in stone  bottles and tie the corks down.  White sugar may be used instead  of molasses, and will give a better color.  Quick Beer  To fourteen quarts of water  add one quart of molasses, one  quart of hop yeast, and four tablespoonfuls of ginger. Mix well;  strain through a fine sieve; bottle , immediately. Ready for use  in twenty-four hours.  Imperial  Mix in a jug one-half ounce of  cream tartar and vone-quart of  boiling water; flavor with lemon  peel or essence of lemon, and  sweeten to taste. This is a refreshing and pleasantly stimulating summer drink.  AMENDMENT TO  CREDITORS'  ACT  An important piece of legislation to credit men of British Columbia was passed by the Provincial House at Victoria, this act  beim,' entitled "An Act for Preventing Frauds on Creditors  by  Secret Assignments of Book Accounts, '' the title aptly describing the purpose for which, the  act has been passed.  The credit men of. the province  have felt that they have been laboring under a handicap in the  past, iii so far as there has been  no. legislation up to the present to  prevent noy company (not incor-  pwatej X j>_rXndm^^  a secret assignment of their book  accounts to" some one. of their  creditors. ,,  The* result has been that when  a company or individual has  made au assignnfent, too often it  has been found to be the case  that the book accounts, which in  many instances are the only realizable assets of any value, have  been alienated from the general  body of the creditors for the  benefit of some one individual  creditor. This has often been  the case, even though the creditors may have for some considerable time been supplying the  debtor in bona fide belief that  he is still possessed of his book  accounts. Even when credit men  have on file- a statement of the  debtor's affairs, it is unfortun-  nately frequently found that although this important asset has  been assigned, the fact is not  disclosed.  The a"ct provides that on and  after July 1, 1916, all such assignments of. book accounts  shall be duly registered in the  county court registrar of the  district in which the company or;  individual so transferring the  book accounts is doing business.  This legislation is also of particular-interest to the credit men  in view of the fact that the  whole credit of having - this legislation brought to the attention  of the government, and put  through, is due , to the credit*  men's own association, the British Columbia branch of The Can- "V  adian Credit Men's Trust Association, and the premier has "given effect to the views of the  credit men by adopting and placing in the statutes the act as prepared by the legislation committee, and its counsel, Mr. F. G-.  T. Lucas. y  -- r-X^XX^l  Friday, May 16, 1916.  THE WESTERN GALL  OCAL RED CROSS WORK  GRATIFYING REPORT OF  RED CROSS WORK  That during the month of May  ^here was sent to headquarters  )y the loeal branch of the Red  }ross Society 278 cases of hos-  foital supplies, surgical dressings,  land field comforts, and that $3,-  1792.81 had been raised for the  [various funds of the society,7 was  Ftb.e announcement made at the  Llast meeting of the executive  [committee of the Vancouver  (branch of the Canadian Red  'Cross Society.  The financial statement for  the month of May showed that  materials to the value oi $2,-  094.55 had been purchased locally, and that the expenses amount-  \ ed to just over $100 for carrying on the work of the society  at the central supplies depot and  at the central office.  Mr. A. P. Black, chairman of  the finance committee, presided,  and various reports were submitted on behalf of the several  committees of the society hy  Mrs. J. A. Mills and Mr. J. W.  McFarland, and of the ward  branches. The report o������ the  property committee showed that  ,77,331 hospital articles and 4,-  406 field comforts, making a to-1  tal of 81,737 articles which had  been received from the ward  branches and auxiliaries in  J" Greater Vancouver, and from  numerous subsidiary branches in  the interior of the province, had  been shipped during the month  to Toronto. Included in this  aggregate number of articles was  3111 pairs of socks .which had  been sent to the Canadian War  Contingent Association for    dis  tribution amongst the men in the  trenches. The subsidiary branch  in Grand Forks had sent to the  local depot 28 cases during May  alone, which represents a value  of $800 in materials alone, exclusive of the value of the labor  bestowed.  Monthly reports were submitted by a number of the ward  branches covering the "Work done  by them during thev month of  May. According to the report  presented by Miss Kathleen Watson, Ward 1 branch raised $138.-  70 and sent in to the central  depot 22,055 articles for hospital  kit and field kit. The report of  Ward. 2 branch, presented by  Mrs. Willoughby Brown, showed  this branch had raised $291.60  by means of raffles and entertainments, and had sent to the  central depot 6223 articles} many  of which, however, were larger  articles, including 250 pairs of  socks, 100 suits of pyjamas, as  well as some 2500 surgical dressings and bandages. The report of  Ward 3 branch, presented by  Mrs. H. McLaren, showed a balance on hand of $258, and that  368 garments had been sent to  the' central depot.  SOLDIERS' SOCK FUND  GREATLY AUGMENTED  Over $100 was realized for the  Soldiers' Sock Fund Saturday  afternoon last by the garden  fete under. the auspices of the  Strathearn Chapter of the Daughters of the Empire, for which  Mrs: J. W. Stewart very kindly lent her beautiful grounds on  Shaughnessy Heights.    -.  WHY ENDURE THE CRUEL  TORTURE OF TOOTHACHE-  WHY GO ALONG FROM DAY  TO DAY WITH UNSIGHTLY,  DECAYING TEETH WHICH  ARE A MENACE TO YOUR  OWN HEALTH-AN OFFENCE  TO YOUR FRIENDS ?  If the dread of pain or your inability to meet the  exorbitant pricescharged by other dentists hat  hitherto prevented you having your teeth attended to, listen to my message.  DENTISTRY AS I PRACTICE XT  IS ABSOLUTELY DEVOID OP PAIN  Be the operation simple or complex, it makes absolutely  no difference to me.  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHOUT  MYX PRACTICE, HAS ABSOLUTELY. DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  So sure am I of Ojalthesia and its certain results, I say  to all my patients:  "IF IT HURTS, DON'T PAY ME"  Aud in comparison to the high prices charged by others  in my profession MY prices are, in keeping -with the  HIGH quality of my work and the materials which I use,  exceedingly low.  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FOR A FREE EXAMINATION  Dr. T. XJlendon Moody  Vancouver's    DAWSON BLOCK    Vancouver'*  Pioneer Painless  Dentist     COR. HASTINGS & MAIN STS.     Dentist  Phone Seymour 1566  Mrs. Douglas Armour, regent  of the chapter, was the convener, and the fete was attended  by large numbers of people, and  many pretty , childrenX There  were attractions of all kinds,  from the band of the Seaforth  Highlander Cadets to AlUUI; Sally. Tennis, bowling and bridge  were much en-joyed by the  guests, and there were many delights for the children, including  rides in a gaily decorated pony  trap,  and Charlie Chaplin.  One of the features of the afi-  ternoon was the Maypole dance,  under the direction of Miss Ella  Walker. Miss Mary Pybus was  in char'ge of Aunt Sally. Miss  Barny Buscombe and Miss Phyllis Darling drove the children  in a prettily decorated pony  cart.  The prizes for tennis went to  Miss Dorothy Langford and Miss  Eleanor Hutchins, and for bowU  ing to Mrs. Finn Russell and  Mrs. Kent.  PLAN ESTABLISHMENT  OF SMALL FACTORIES  DOCTORS TO   DECIDE  ON THE BEST BABY  Over 50 delegates, representing  Vancouver, New Westminster,  Cowichan, Metchosin, Cloverdale  and Victoria assembled at Victoria last week to attend the  annual convention of the provincial order of the King's Daughters. The reports from the 21  district circles showed that the  extra burden imposed byv the  war had been met without in any  way  disorganizing the work.  The election of officers resulted as follows: Provincial president, Miss Leitch; secretary,  Mrs. L. H. Hardie; treasurer,  Miss Alice Henderson; literary  secretary Mrs. Christmas; executive Mrs.. A. S. Morley Mrs  Griffin Mrs. McPherson and Mrs.  Hurd.  The treasurer's report showed  that during the past year $5,-  000 had been raised, and that  there was a balance in the 'bank  amounting to $180  Miss Leitch, the. president, in  presenting her annual address,  stated that she had visited during  the year every one of the five  districts, and was gratified to  notice how generally the members of the order had found  some means of helping the Empire in the present crisis.  Reports of the district secretaries at Victoria, Vancouver,  Surrey and Cowichan were presented. The Vancouver report  showed that members in that circle had responded at all times to  the call of duty and that relief  work organization had been im-  provedT The" HtwrT of $2;622*94  was raised in the district and  $2,558.43 had been expended. The  Surrey district secretary reported that much money had been  given to the local Friendly Help  Society and that the. circle had  left the care of individual cases  of distress in the hands of that  organization. In cases where  there was sickness or clothing  required the circle l'esponded  with customary promptness. It  was suggested that after the war  the following undertakings  should be taken up by the order :  (1) The establishment of small  factories in every district under  an organized body of managers  to supply those things which  could not be made at home and  which at present were brought  from other countries.  (2) The acquisition of a King's  Daughters provincial farm where  young girls could be' trained in  up-to-date farm methods and  where disabled soldiers' widows  could be employed.  Reports from 21 circles were  presented, showing that the Red  Cross and Belgian relief, had all  been aided and that the regular  work had in no way been interfered with by these contributions.  Among the questions of future  usefulness that were given consideration was the matter of readjustment and upbuilding of.  conditions  after  the  war.  The Vancouver. delegates were:  Mesdames J. G. Lewis, H. M.  Hedding, W. H. Steves, F. L.  Cash, A. O. Copp. W. L. Craig.  A. H. Begnell E. S. Hopper, W.  H. Ells, H. D. Campbell, H. B.  Chaffee, R. A. Playfair, C. S.  Hamilton, Misses M. S. Ross, J.  Sheepy.  New Westminster, Mrs. Pearson.  The Local Council of Women,  under the presidency of Mrs. S.  D. Scott, has decided to hold a  "Better Babies" contest during  the week commencing August  14. Dr. M. T. McEachern, superintendent" of the General Hospital, has again undertaken the  medical supervision of the contest, and has secured the hearty  co-operation of a staff of expert  medical examiners, thus ensuring the thoroughly scientific  character of the contest.  Comfortable , accommodation  for the contest has been secured  in the Women's Building at the  exhibition grounds, Hastings  Park. There will be ten examining rooms, each in charge of a  physician and a trained nurse,  and a large drawing-room and  rest rooms have been provided  for the mothers and children.  Prizes will be given tb those  babies securing the highest  score in each class and the best  ten in each class are eligible for  championship. The recognized  classes are: 1 to 6 months, 7 to  12 months, 13 to 24 months, 25 to  36 months.  T he special classes are: ,  1. Twins.  2. Babies attended at birth by  a Victorian Order nurse.  3. Soldiers'babies.  4. Babies in contest last year.  5. Balries raised on Standard  Milk.  6. Triplets.  A committee of ladies will be  at Mr. Sam Scott's store, Granville street, to register entries of  children from 2 to 4 p.m. each  week day except Saturday, during June and July.  Further particulars can be obtained from Mrs. W. A. Clark,  convenor, of the contest.  PREPARING TO LAY  KEELS OF NEW SHIPS  The construction of wooden  vessels to be built by Messrs.  Wallace & Company at North  Vancouver will be started at  once. It is stated that to secure  enough experienced ship carpenters men are being drawn from  all parts of the. province.  The scene, at; the Fell fill, at  the foot of Bewicke avenue, resembles the busy days of _r few  years ago. About 50 men are  er^aged thwc building sheds,  laying plank streets, water mains  and excavating the soil to make  a bod for the keels of the boats.  The city council is co-operating  in every way possible to expedite  the laying of the first keel. Bewicke avonue, which hitherto has  terminated af the Capilano creek,  is to be continued by a pile  bridge over to the reclaimed land  and right out to the water. It  is to be planked after the laying of. the six-inch water main is  completed. The telephone wires  have already been strung out to  the office, and the Pacific Great  Eatern Railway Company, which  has some rails lying on the property, will in all probability run  -���������a.-line-but,^to.^the.^-_w.ater^for_.the.  conveyance of material whieh  may come by rail. The piles for  the bridge over the creek are  on the ground, and it is expected  a start will be made veiy shortly driving them. The land  which* has been secured by the  Wallace company is 20 acres in  extent, and was reclaimed from  tlie inlet. It is bounded by a  12 foot concrete wall at the wa-  ter side. The ,work of excavating the bed of the first boat is  completed, and the heavy logs  are being put in place. The ex-  cavalions for the second bed are  almost completed, and other three  or -lour beds are to be made. It  is intended to complete this work  before the first keels are laid,  but it is not expected that more  than one week will be required  for the work. It is expected  that when the work is fully commenced severel hundred men will  be employed, and as Mr. Wallace  is preparing for the construction  of more ships than he has.at  present got contracts for, it is  taken as an indication that other  contracts are being discussed.  At the additional ground secured next the old yards and office of the company, just east  of Lonsdale, a pile driver is busy  driving piles. It is taken as definite that .the company has secured the contract for the construction of a steel ship also.  The developing of, the plant  of the Wallace Shipyards Ltd.,  is only the commencement of  what is confidently hoped by the  people of the J lower mainland  will prove a permanent industry.  Cutting  Officer: "Your shooting reminds me  of   lightning."  Recruit: "Fast work?"  Officer: "No. There's no likelihood  of your hitting the same spot twice."  Vancouver to New Westminster in Less Than  Three-Quarters of  a Minute  This is the pace you travel when  you use the two-number telephone ser-  vic^"two-number" is direct from one  number to another while you wait.  The average time from the removal pf the calling number's receiver until the called number answers is 44.8  seconds.  " "-: "���������.... XT'  If your time means anything to you,  use this .service.  British Columbia Telephone  Company, Limited.  0 .���������������������������''������������������������������������ ''���������������������������."'  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. 0.  CHERNJAVS*Y TO FJJkV  IN AIP OF RED CROSS  At a grand concert to be given in "aid of the local branch of  the Bed Cross society on Tuesday. June 27th, at St. Andrew's  chu*cch under the able management of Mr. Frank Wrigley, an  opportunity will be afforded to  lovers, of music to hear Professor  Gregor Cherniavsky play for the  first time in Canada. The whole  of the proceeds to be derived  from the concert will be turned  over to the Bed Cross society  and it is anticipated that a musical event of such magnitude  will attract a crowded audience  andJienefitth^^  Cross accordingly. "Professor  Cherniavsky will arrive in Vancouver specially for the concert  from the new home of his family (the late private residence of  Lieutenant Governor and Mrs.  Barnard) Victoria, and is very  generously giving his talent in  aid of a patriotic cause.  Among the distinguished musicians who took up arms in defense of their country at the beginning of the present great war  was Professor Gregor Cherniavsky, the famous solo violinist.  He is the eldest son of the renowned Cherniavsky family and  brother of Leo, Jan and Mischel  Cherniavsky, the great trio,  whose name is a household word  on five continents.  Leaving the Imperial orchestra  Rostov-Don, where he was first  soloist, he entered the military  college and trained for field service. This was on July 20th,  two days after Avar was declared.  On October 1st he left for the  front and was made lieutenant in  command of 6th company (225  men, 200 of which belonged to  the now famous fighting Cossacks) of the 120th battalion and  it was before Lemberg on October 14th that Lieutenant Gregor  Cherniavsky Avas in his first battle.  It is a matter of history noAV  hoAv the great Bussian army  marched into Lemberg. They  found the palace of Emperor  Francis Joseph and the last vestiges of splendor were razed to  the ground. In their riotous  search for food valuable books  and priceless furniture were used  to make fires. Bea\itiful tapestry,  Avorks of sculpture and art of incalculable value were trampled  under foot. In the famous library  the  magnificent  chandelier   was!  shattered and replaced by tallow  candles which served the soldiers  for cooking their meals.  Lieutenant Cherniavsky remained in Lemberg for six  weeks where he played at a concert given in aid of the Bussian  prisoners by special request of  the Grand Duke Nicholas, who  expressed his delight and pleasure personally to the soldier  musician. x :'*������������������  On the 10th of December,  Lieutenant Gregor rejoined his  regiment and after months, of  hard fighting* during which he  and his company were twice  mentioned in despatches for conspicuous bravery he Avas reAvard-  ed''by.seeing" the Bussians march  ihto^Prsymex This was-on-the ~  30th of March. A fortnight later the Czar and the Grand Duke  Nicholas marched triumphantly  through the city Avith all the  splendor and pomp befitting the  occasion. It was here that Lieutenant Cherniavsky Avas presented with the gold military cross  by the Grand Duke himself and  in the presence of the czar of all  Russians; that evening Gregor  Cherniavsky gave a command  performance in the presence of  his Imperial Majesty and his officers.  MINERAL EXHIBIT TO  BE ONE OF FEATURES  At the meeting of. the board  of control of the Vancouver Exhibition held last Friday it Avas  announced that the mineral exhibit this year Avould be one of  the finest ever seen on the coast.  In connection Avith the exhibit  will be shown models of two  United States and tAvo Japanese  battleships, the steel in Avhich  Avas manufactured from British  Columbia ore. There Avill be also  demonstrations of the extraction  of by-products from coal. The  B. C. Manufacturers' Association  will fill half the transportation  building and the automobile men  the other half. It is expected  that during the exhibition the  military men in training will  sIioav a completed Avar trench,  also demonstrate the method of  construction. Considerable improvement is being made in the  fine arts building Avith a view  particularly of securing better  light on the pictures. The South  Vancom-er School Board is arranging for an exhibit of manual training and domestic science.  "V-J  ���������m  ,7 xi  ', t THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, June 16, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED EVEBY FBIDAY  By the  McConnells, Publishers, Limited  Head Office:  203 Kingsway. Vancouver, B. 0.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140  Subscription: One Dollar a Tear in  Advance. 11.50 Outside Canada.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  THE SHADOW OF COMING  EVENTS  The beginning  of the end    is  now in sight and the objective of  the entente allies is taking definite shape and form.   The pros  pects for   freedom, justice    and  perpetual peace are brighter than  ever before, if concurrent events  speak true. For the  big simultaneous allied offensive for which  all    liberty-loving   people   have  been longing, has begun in earnest, both on land and by sea,  with no uncertain aim. Progressive operations are being   inaugurated on every battle-front' in  Europe,  and already the,   Austrians are practically, put out of  the running, and it is a matter  of  a few months,  at the  most,  and possibly a few weeks, when  they will cease to play any part  in the hostile campaign. The Russians have taken a long step towards this end in their capture  of  Czernowitz,  one terminal   of  an   important - railway . line   of  which Kolomea is ��������� the other terminal.   They had practically assured, this success in their   re-  , cent1  occupation   of Sniatyri,   a  ��������� point situated half-way along the  Railway line, whose significance  lay in the fact that it was the  centre of the south-eastern Gal-  ician lines which crossed the Carpathians-going   west.   The Austrians, who were   holding    the  "Czernowitz sector, have now been  /completely cut off and, owing to  the-clever strategy of the   Bus  sian leaders, they were cut off  without   any  loophole   for. es  ' cape.   In other portions of their  -front, too, the Russians are making a  decided  advance   or   at  {east holding their own.. They are  rapidly, advancing towards Stan-  islau, the junction through which  the   southern   main   line   from  Lemberg to Hungary passes on its  way to" the Carpathians. The Austrians in Galicia appear to be at  their last gasp.  As for operations  on   the left bank of   the  Styr, whatever way  the pendulum swings the Bussians   must  finally be masters of the situation.   If they reach Kolko they  _ willhavewon a victory over the  joint forces of Germans and Austrians. If the Teutons force their  way  through Kolki and  get  at  the Bussian rear, they will eventually be caught in a trap in the  Pripet marshes.  The Italians have entered upon  a big offensive under the brightest of auspices, and their initial gains are only prophetic of  greater gains in the near future.  The doom of the Turk is already  an established fact ahd only a  matter of a short time.  It will not be long until Germany Avill, perforce, be without  allied assistance. She will have to  match arms with the whole force  of the entente strength. Just  how far she will be able to do  it is apparent noAV in the results  of recent engagements on the  western front and in the Baltic  sea. The French have steadily  repulsed her utmost efforts to  take Verdun. The British have  inflicted severe losses on her lines.  The Canadians have Avon back  the Ypres salient and shown that  the enemy's lines are not impenetrable. The entente allies have  unquestionably the greater advantages of valor and initiative,  and with a proper equipment of  artillery and munitions, the issue  is not doubtful  The naval situation has not altered either, as the German people will have good reason to  know   Avhen they   find   that the  hateful block is not any less rigorous and that food is not any  more plentiful in Berlin than it  has been. "The control of the  North Sea is, as before, in the  hands of the British. The fight in  the North Sea has not redounded  to the glory of Germany after  all. To begin with, the fact that  it took place on the German side  of the North Sea shows that the  offensive intention lay with the  British fleet. And then, owing  to Germany's superior means of  aerial observation, they were better informed of the movements  of the British grand fleet than  the British were of the dispo  sitions of the German high seas  fleet. Had the British, fleet pos  sessed the "strong eyes" of. the  German fleet, the latter would  most probably have met their  final fate. As it was the Germans were most ignominously  driven back to their base. Still  more significant is the report  that during action a squadron of  British dreadnoughts ahd battle  cruisers made their way to a certain Bussian port where warships  are at anchor.  The Bussian navy has been  showing its prowess at the other  end of the Baltic Sea. If the  Teutonic allies are facing tbe inevitable issue bf being brought  to their knees on land, the German navy may truly be said to  be now between the devil and  the deep sea."  CHURCH UNION  One of the. biggest questions  before the public today, and one  which is charged with-greater results in the religious and moral  life of Christian communities  than we have as yet any conception of, is that of church union. The issue at stake is not  merely one of uniting the various denominations of the-Protestant church in one body and under one government which shall  make laws to suit all requirements.��������� It is the more vital  one of. strength, of union against  external corrosion and internal  decay. The weakness of the Protestant body lies in its factional  differences and separated interests, and in some cases these-dif-  ferences have amounted to a rivalry which has militated very  much against the true spirit of  religion. The church of Bome~is  strong very largely on account  of its internal unity.  The overwhelming vote registered by the delegates of the  Presbyterian church of Canada at  the meeting of _th_e General Assembly at Winnipeg on Thursday  in -favor of organic union yrith  the Methodist and Congregational churches is of tremendous import to the future history of  religious denominations in Canada. It is only to be regretted  that the date of the consummation of the union was not fixed,  HoAvever the future of the union  movement is assured, and it will  be only a matter of a short time  until the United Protestant  Church of. Canada will take the  place of the three denominations  Avhich have given consent to union.  The manifold problems of the  Dominion from a religious standpoint will require careful and  energetic handling, and with the  Avave of immigration that is sure  to follow in the wake of the war  the United Protestant church  should be able to present a strong  appeal to the masses that will  populate this vast land in the  next century.  The three churches which have  just consummated union have for  many years been strong in spiritual, moral and social leadership  but with an amalgamation of  forces there is bound to follow a  tremendous spiritual quickening  of the community life. And let  us hope that the United Church  -will march forward in militant  array and that its influence may  be felt throughout the whole  world*  CLIPPING   CONSTANTINO'S  WINCWT  The government of Greece invited action by the allies -when it  failed to oppose the invasion of  Greece by the Bulgarians. "The  allies have never had to admit  that their presence in Greece was  a violation of Greek neutrality,  because they entered the country  on the invitation of the Greek  premier, and their right to do so  was disputed only by an unconstitutional monarch. On the other  hand, the Bulgarian invasion of  Greece was a deliberate violation  Of neutrality without a palliating circumstance.  With the practical demobilization of the Greek army, as a,  result of the pressure put on the  government by the allies, the  Hohenzollern dynasty of, the misgoverned country is weakened to  permit public opinion to enter as  a prime factor in the situation.  King Constantine, without the  ready assistance of the army, is  no longer in the position of a  conqueror forcing his rule on a  discontented people. The allies  have presented the Greek people  with one of the first victories of  the wajv and the Kaiser's attempt to play another little nation as a pawn in the game is  met with opposition that should  defeat it.  Germany, by the course of  events, is committed to the support of Bulgaria. Bulgaria entered the war in alliance with  Turkey, and therefore not for  sentimental reasons but because  of-Czar Ferdinand's hope of gain.  The ambitions of Greece and Bulgaria are not to be reconciled,  and the early impression that  Greece should side with the . allies became a conviction when  Bulgaria took her stand.  Bulgaria can win the reward she  seeks only at the expense of  Greece. The ambitions of the  Hellenic people can be fulfilled  only through the co-operation  with the. allies which is-advoi-'  cated by her foremost statesman]  Venizelos, and approved by tnre  vast majority of. Greeks in America. -X  Drastic action by the allies to  clip King Constantine's wings has  been advocated for some time,  but the situation was delicate,  and it is not surprising that the  entente powers waited for a dra-'  matic justification. The prostration of the country before Bulgaria gave them a golden opportunity. Beports that the Greek  people approve the action taken  are easily credible.  Time will vindicate the action  of the allies in Greece, which is  in accordance with the best interests of the nation.  made that she has not; that on  the contrary middlemen have  been permitted to influence the  placing "of contracts at excessive  prices jind divide enormous commissions.  That, in a word, is the reason for the investigations that  have been held. Will Mr. Burn-  ham or any other Canadian citizen assert that they were unnecessary or that the disclosures  can have other than a beneficial  effect on the administration. of  Canadian and Imperial funds?  And there is another.-. way of  looking at it. -The battalions  that are forming, as well as the  battalions already formed, have  a very acute interest in the lucrative activities of men like Hon.  Col. J. Wesley Allison. They cannot quite see why they should  fight the country's battles abroad  while Allisons at home wax fat  at the public expense. They have  a right to demand and they do  demand the exposure of individuals of this character. They  demand also that their predatory  operations  cease.  The least we can do for those  who have gone or are going to  the front is to protect their interests in their absence. They  are making the greatest of all  sacrifices. Is it right that while  they are risking their lives for  the Empire, the Empire's re-,  sources should be exploited by  honorary Colonels at home playing the part! of brokers and middlemen ?  Most of the countries at war  today have had their Allisons.  They have dealt with these individuals in some cases employing  more vigorous methods than Royal Commissions. They are infinitely stronger by reason of having done so.  - Mr. Burnham cannot soften the  effect of disclosures at Ottawa, by  .pleading the interests of either  the "battalions now forming"  or -the government which he'  claims is being-pursued. The battalions are as .much.interested as  citizens generally in ensuring the  honest expenditure of the Empire's war fund and the government stands ih- no danger  from inviting as it has invited  the fullest investigation into  charges of wrongdoing.  HYSTERICAL   NONSENSE  Following is an outburst from  J. H. Burnam,   M.P., regarding  the recent investigation into the  Kyte charges:  "Is no consideration to be  shown by General Hughes' enemies, journalistic or otherwise, for  the welfare of battalions now:  forming and in need of direction  and constant aid from headquarters? It seems to me. as one on ���������  the ground that a frightful: injury  is being done to our men in pre-  paration by the relentless pursuit  of the government at this critical  juncture. For God's sake let the  pursuers have some mercy, at least  on  our soldiers."  Our military interests cannot  possibly suffer from measures  taken to ensure the honest expenditure of Canadian and British money for military purposes.  They ean suffer enormously from  failure to take these measures.  This is a war in which money  plays a more important part than  weapons. It Avas Lloyd George"  who said at the commencement  of >the war that the nation with  the last hundred million pounds  Avould win. In other Avords the  country with the longest purse  and making the best use of it  Avill eventually triumph.  Canada has been entrusted  Avith many millions of British  money for the purchase of munitions. Has she made the best  use of it!   Charges   have    been  PJKTSSIAN OANPQB  In reporting the additional loss  of two ships in the recent naval  battle, the German government  announces that this loss was  withheld previously for military  reasons. This is typical Prussian candor.  ��������� In the former-statement," which-  did not include the loss of these  two ships, the German government announced what is claimed  was the total German loss. The  latest statement is an admission  that the former one was false.  Lying was required "for military reasons."  Germany's   total   naval   loss,  since war began, is not, available in part because the British  government. has never announced the number of their submarines sunk. The details of what  has happened in the naval warfare will not likely be-known till  the war is over. But the essential facts are known. Germany  has never been able to make any  real impression on British seasu-  premacy. The command of the  seas has never been seriously disputed.  The German government may  be within its rights in deceiving  the German people after a naval  engagement. The Kaiser! has never had to consider the people  he leads. But, whatever the  Germans think of it, the outside  world has only contempt for the  performance.  SENDS MANY MEN  TO JOIN COLORS  Evidence of a unity of feeling  with regard to the present conflict in Europe was contained in  the reports made to the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Loyal  True Blue Association at thW  annual convention when it was  shown that the male membership  of the organization had shrunk  almost to the vanishing point by  reason of the departure of the  men 'for the front.  Fifty delegates from lodges all  over the province were present  at the opening of the convention in the Orange Hall.  Among the reports submitted  was one dealing with the orphanage maintained at New Westminster. It was shown that the  present enrollment at this institution is 21, while at times in  theT>ast as many as 38 children  have been housed at one time.  In the report of the New Westminster lodge it was shoAvn that  of the 24 male members 21, all  who could pass the examinations,  had enlisted for service at the  front.. The full association's per-  centage of .������listed/ men is scarV  cely less, being -about -75 per  cent, of membership.  The following officers were  elected: Mwl.Margaret N. Green,  Vancouver, grand mistress; Mrs.  Annie Irvine, Abbotsford, deputy mistress; Mrs. Mary S. Ben-  nie, New Westminster, grand secretary ; Mr. Fred E. Harmer, Mc  Kay, grand treasurer; Mrs. L.  1 ammidee, Nelson, 13. C, grand  U.;rector of ceremonies, Bev. J. L.  Campbell, Abbotsford, chapliu;  Mrs. Sarah Vipond, Vancouver,  and Mrs. Christina McCallum.  grand lecturers; Mr. L. J. Hnir-  ter, Abbotsford, grand inner ty-  ler; Mr. A. Thompson, Mr. Lehman, grand outer tyler.  Weatber Report  Week ending June 13: No rain.  Bright sunshine, 83 hours, 36  min.; highest temperature, 75 degrees on 13th; lowest temperature, 44 on the llth.  NEXT CONVENTION TO BE1  HELD AT CHILLIWAt  The 42nd annual session of tl  Grand Lodge I.O.O.F was broug  to a close Thursday afternoc  when it was decided to hold tl  session of the Grand Lodge nez  year in Chiliiwack, on the secoi  Wednesday in June.  The following are the appoint  ed officers for the ensuing year  Bro. W. A.   Crux,  Grand Chaj  lain; Bro. J.   C.   Davis,   Gran-j  Marshal; Bro. H. Fooks, Gran*  Conductor; Bro. ������L Peers, Gran.������|  Guardian;   and Bro. W.   Y  Tarvis, Grand Herald: The elect^  ed  and appointed officers   were  then -duly installed.  A   committee   was   appointee  consisting   of  Bros. A. Henderson, P.G.M., W. H. Cullen, P.G.j  M., P.-.W.- Dempster, P.G.M., J.  Bell, P.O., G. E. McConn, P.G., I  P. L. Manser, P.G., and Fred Da-|  yey,   Grand ��������� Secretary,    to   be  known   as   the war   emergency  relief committee, whose duties it  will be to consider questions relative to enlisted Oddfellows.  The financial position of the  Grand Lodge was reported,to be  in first class condition, although,  like other organizations, it was  feeling the effects of the war.  It was.decided to decrease ,the  mileage which has been paid to  representatives to the Grand  lodge, from five cents to four  cents, and to eliminate the payment of mileage and per diem allowance to appointed officers.  Past Grand Master A. Henderson presented, on behalf of the  Grand lodge, a P.G.M. jewel to  the retiring grand master, Bro.  P. W. Dempster.  The report of. the funeral aid���������  association showed a marked increase in its numerical strength,  which was heartily received   by  the grand lodge and endorsed. It  was stated that 353 members of  Oddfellow lodges in'British Columbia had enlisted up to Mareh  31., Sonie - df the ? lodges showed s j  Very large   percentages , of 'Tijiejr'  membership, ruwiittg-fpoin fliye  per cent, to 30 per cent., the latter being the Pittiko Lodge, Nd.  13, at Merritt, in .the Nicola val-"  ley, while Okanagan lodges, No. ,  58, at Suramerland, in the Okrin- -  agan valley, showed 21 members  who-had enlisted.  The grand lodge was attended  by a full representation of the  lodges throughout the jurisdiction, and from general reports,  although conditions are not so '  bright as might be wished, no ,  feeling of apprehension is expressed _ as _to_ the future    ���������  A Scotchman was telling an Irish neighbor of his with great  pride hoAV he had planted an  acorn which sprang up into a  fine  oak  tree.  "Begorra, that's nothing,"  commented Pat unimpressed.  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McTavish, Prop.,  Electric Fan  A little later you will want comfort at any price  PREPARE FOR IT  WHY NOT NOW?  Fans will make life pleasant in the  kitchen, in the of fice, in the bedroom.  They cost little to operate.  Hastings & Carrall Sts. 1138 Granville, Near Davie  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  LIMITED  .Public Works Contractors  Head Office, 810 15 Bower Building  Seymour 1836  VANCOUVER - CANADA  WHEN A SCOTCHMAN  GOVERNED BERLIN  An Aberdonian- Who Ruled the  Kaiser's Capital  TRY A WESTERN CALL AD. Phone Fair. 1140  Reposing in a handsome tomb  within the Garrison Church at  Berlin lie the remains of a Scot  who once ruled over the capital  of the Kaisers.  An Aberdonian, abundantly  blessed with the grit and can-  niness proverbially associated  with Graniteland, fate made him,  instead of at lawyer, the close  friend of two Empresses renojm-  ed in European history, and of an  Emperor whose name will for  ever stand out on the world's  roll of monarchs. The former  were the Empresses Anna and  Elizabeth of Russia; the latter,  Frederick the Great of the once  great kingdom of Prussia.  Born within the Castle of In-  verugie, Peterhead, towards the  close of the seventeenth century,  the Scot in question was James  Francis Keith, second son of William Keith, ninth Earl Marishal.  Scion of a house which for centuries had divided its talents  'twixt military and administrative affairs, something of tbel&tr  ter was,intended.for you*ag Keith  by; his long-headed as well as  long-descended parents. Consequently, alter concluding a careful education, he was sent to  Edinburgh to study law.  Jacobite Soldiering  For such a career, however,  the young man bad scant relish.  Something more . exciting, soldiering for preference, was more  to his taste. Abandoning his  studies, he set out for London in  quest of a military commission  and at York he met his elder  brother, George, hurrying back  to Scotland. The reason for the  haste was news that Mar had  raised the standard of rebellion,  and the "45 "-had been definitely, launched^ The result of. the  meeting wasXanXoverjdyed recruit in James, who\a little later  assisted his brother Wjprociaim  James VIII. at the Cross ^Aberdeen.  The sequel was the common  experience of nearly all who took  part in./the adventure; brave  fighting, honorable defeat, and  then flight. Both brothers escaped to Brittany, George to again  wield the sword, James, for a  time, to return to law and literature.  But once more love of cause  and country claimed him. During  a three years' sojourn in Paris  he had kept in constant touch  with brother Jacobites and sympathizers, and was in conser  'quence fully acquainted with  Alberoni's projected descent oh  the Western Highlands. This rash  enterprise he joined, shared in  the encounter at Glenshiel, and  after the surrender of the Spanish auxiliaries fled into hiding.  Later he escaped to Holland,  and, pending employment nearer  home, he then took services under the King of Spain. For  nine years he remained in . the  Spanish army, taking part,  among other notable engagements, in the siege of Gibraltar  in 1726-7.  Rising Russia  About this period the rising  and ambitious Russia showed  considerable enterprise in attracting to her service of likely  .free lances, British for choice.  Among those who responded to  the invitation was James Keith.  Given the rank of major-general,  he seems to have grasped with  both hands the opportunities now  offered him. Within two years  of entering Russia he was appointed colonel in the bodyguard  of the  Empress  Anna," and   by  A  choice  selection ot  colored Tuel  Shapes.   Regrdv   $2.25   to   93.50.  On Sale for $1.00 Friday and  Saturday  ���������loo splendid values in stamped nightgowna  (new designs) to sell at 76c  J^diss JVlcLenagfien  2410 Main Street  Don't Discard Your  Old Lawn Mower  Unless it is absolutely broken up  we can make it as good or better than new.  And it is wonderful what we can  do with that old kitchen knife  which is the desperation of mother, or the old razor which  makes Brother Bob say things to  himself under his breath.  Vancouver-Hollow.     2A0  Grinding Company :bro^JAY  PHONE FAIRMONT 2528  another couple of years, in 1732,  was made army inspector of the  Volga and Don territories.  His real chance, however, came  with the war of the Polish Succession in 1733-5. Second in command of the Russian forces during this period, Keith pushed the  French back to the Rhine, when  a truce stayed the victorious advance of the Muscovites.  In the year following came  war with Turkey, and once more  Keith was placed in a prominent  command. At the storming of  Ofcchakoff he was dangerously  wounded, and it looked as if his  military career would be brought  to a close by the-amputation of a  leg.   "I  would sooner lose  ten  thousand   of   my   best   soldiers'. -       ,.  than Keith," declared the Era-}tunes and disasters to the Prus  press when informed of her fa- sian arms   came   the   crushing  WitMur  GbtckFMfc  DIAMOND CHIOS FEED has bMB  tried for yeara sad produces Am  healthy chick*  Made   and sold   toy  VERNON FEED CO.  - Fair. 186 and Fair. 878  We carry a complete line of Fool*  try Supplies, Pigeon Feed, Canary.  Seed,  Etc.  Two Branches:  South Vancouver, 49th Ave. & Fraser  Phone Fraser  175   '  Collingwood,   280   Joyce Street  Phone:' Collingwood  153  Some People  ~ have not yet tried  PIKE'S FINE TEAS  If you bring this nd. you can have  a free   sample   at  518 BROADWAY E. (Nest Dairy)  Phone Fair.  1367  FAIRMONT REN0VAT0RY  Fair.    172    , 753    B'way   E.  Ladies'  and  Men's  Suits   Sponged   and   Pressed _~_J50c  Sponge   Cleaning   and   Pressing   75c  French, Dry  or  Steam Cleaning  and  Pressing  ; __$L50  voriteVmisfortune; and imme  diately she summoned to his aid  fye, best surgical skill obtainable  wi,tbih  her  dominions.  Another, person, however, was  even more interested in the  wounded general's welfare. This  was his brother George, who hastened over half Europe when he  learned that James was in danger. Unwilling to trust him to  Muscovite surgery, George insisted on conveying his brother to  Paris, and there more skilful  treatment happily saved the injured limb.  Following his convalescence,  both brothers crossed to England, and, though still Jacobites,  spent some months in London unmolested. Returning to Bussia, James was made Governor of  the Ukraine, an appointment  f rom whieh- he was recalled to do  battle against the then formidable Swedes. On the conclusion of  peace he was sent as a special  ambassador to Stockholm, where  he appears to have distinguished  himself in diplomacy no less than  he had previously done in war.  Becomes Governor of Berlin  Returning once more to Russia, he was loaded with gifts and  honors by the new Empress,  Elizabeth, and -thus effectively  ensured his downfall so far as  concerned that country. Intrigue  and jealousy quickly undermined  the 'favoritism ' of even the astute Keith, and one by one he  was stripped of. his offices. Eventually, left with only the command of some militia regiments,  and given a hint that he might  become a candidate for dungeon  or worse, he fled the country, disgusted as well as dispossessed  Neither had he, far to go nor  long to wait before finding fresh  employment. Possibly he had  prepared the way before cutting  adrift from Russia,, but in any  case within less than a month of  severing his service there he  found himself a Field-Marshal  under Frederick the Great. Further, appreciating the kind of  man he had got hold of, Freder  ick made Keith Governor of Berlin at the then considerable sal  ary of 1,600 pounds per annum.  From the first Keitlrsucceeded  to the complete confidence of his  new master, who always consulted him on questions bearing alike  on military and diplomatic affairs. During the critical period  of. the Seven Years' "War he was  so closely associated "with the  King that a record of his movements would amount to a detailed account of the entire campaign.     Following   varied    for-  blow at Hochkirk. There, at  break of day on the morning of  October 14, 1758, the weak Prus-,  sian wind under Keith was overwhelmed by vastly superior numbers bf Austrians, and, valiantly  attempting to rally his men, the  Marshal received two wounds,  the second of which proved mortal.    ' X  After the battle his naked body  was found upon the field, and,  out of respect to a brave foe,  was given honorable burial by  the Austrian commander in the  village church at Hochkirch.  Soon afterwards Frederick caused the remains to be exhumed  and reburied. at Berlin, the King  further ordering a splendid marble monument to be erected in  memory of his late faithful  friend. For nearly one hundred  years _this _st_atue stood in the  Wilhelmplatz, and then, in 1857,  it was replaced by" a bronze reproduction, the original being removed to the Cadet's Academy.  won, quickly but Only by sheer  ability, Nivelle forged to the  front, and in less than two yean  rose from the command of a regiment to that of a brigade, then  of a division and finally of an  army. If he survives the war  without suffering any diminish-  ment of reputation, he will be  numbered among the heroes of  France.  Nivelle's Rapid Jtiae  General Robert George Nivelle,  the veteran French soldier   whoj  was chosen to direct the defence proximately  the following num  HAVE WADS CW5AN-U?  on tips voters' war  A review of the work of the  court of revision for the provincial voters' list in the. Vancouver district shows that practically ten thousand names have been  struck off the old list and two  thousand names added. The new  list will therefore contain about  27,000 names instead of-35,000 as.  before.  About 1000 of the names objected to proved to be those of  soldiers and these objection's  were withdrawn by the parties  objecting to them.  The neWo slit will, contain ap-  of Verdun following the promo  tion last month of General Henri  Philippe Petain,   is .sixty years  old.   General  Nivelle  hails  neither from north or south, but is  a native of central France, hailing   from   Tulle,   the   beautiful  little capital city of the department of Correze, some 250 miles  south   of Paris.   He is   one   of  those  unknowns who have, been  brought to the front by the war,  while   others   of   lesser   ability  but vastly   greater  fame    have  found their proper level, and are  now  serving under him. At the  outbreak    of   hostilities   Nivelle  was in command of the Fifth Regiment of artillery. General Joffre, a wise and stern judge   of  men, soon perceived that Nivelle  was fitted for a more important  part in the war and in October,  Nivelle   was   promoted   to     the  rank of   a   general of   brigade.  Soon afterward he was placed in  command  of the   Sixty-first  infantry   division. Last   December  he was again singled out for promotion   and   received the   three  stars  and was appointed to   the  command   of   the   Third   Army  Corps.     Prior to this war General   Nivelle's   experience of active hostilities had been confined  to   suppressing   ebulient  tribesmen on the Algerian frontier, as  he  was  too young  to take part  in    the    Franco-Prussian    war.  When at last the test came, however, - and   promotion   could   be  ber of names: Ward One, 5300;  Ward Two, 3400; Ward Three,  2300; Ward Four, 4500; Ward  Five, 4000; Ward Six 5750; Ward  Seven, 1250, and Ward Eight,  1100.  It will be seen by this that  Ward Six will have the largest  voting strength for the first time  in the history of the city, having  been last on the list in 1911:  Wards Seven and Eight were not  in the city at that time.  WEDNESDAY HOTTEST  DAY  Wednesday was the hottest  day of 1916 so far, and it was  not so very hot at that���������76.2���������  but was felt by'* perspiring Vancouver in view of the rather low  averages we have been getting  lately.  The heat wave was general all  over Canada with the possible  exception of Prince Rupert district, where the maximum only  went, to 60, and where rain fell  t othe extent of .88, almost 'an.  Inch.  While Vancouver basked delightfully in 76.2, Kamloops experienced 87 and Penticton 82.    ,  .   ft  ' '-v, 6  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, May 16, 1916.  G  The Beautiful Edward  (Translated from the French "by Aimee, for Western Call)  Some years ago, said Doctor Mer-  uel, I saw appear or rather reappear  at my office two Americans, two Yankees, two free citizens of the freest of  republics. They did .not know each  other, bat I knew them both very  well. Formerly I had cured them, the  one of acute peritonitis; the other of  catarrhal laryngitis. They remembered it, and business having brought  them back to Europe, ��������� scarcely had  they disembarked at Paris than they  came to see me, delighted to prove  to me that they were still living. I  gave my Americans a warm welcome,  ahd by way of expressing my pleasure,  I took them out to have dinner at a  boulevard cafe.  Their names were Mr. Severn and  Mr, Bloomfield respectively; Mr.  Bloomfield was a democrat, Mr. Severn was a republican. In other words  Mr. Severn and Mr. Bloomfield will  never agree on any question whatever. That was demonstrated during  the dinner; they were only at one in  regard to the excellence of the chat-  eau-yqueih with which they were very  much delighted. I refrained at first  from talking^ politics, fearing that  they might get embroiled with each  other. I soon became reassured; they  were more tranquil, staid and phlegmatic than many of their compatriots,  and they could have argued for twenty-four hours without wanting to fly  at each other's throats. At the conclusion of dinner, Mr. Severn, I do  not know in what connection, bethought himself to quote a eulogy in  honor "of the lamented and unforgettable Abraham Lincoln,'' assassinated a few weeks previously by John  Wilkes Booth. Mr. Bloomfield started  slightly, then he bent over his glass,  looked at it for a few moments,  raised it to his lips, and emptied it at  a single draught. That was his sole  reply.  Have either of you gentlemen ever  had the opportunity of meeting John  Wilkes Booth, and can you tell me  what manner of man he was? I  asked.  Mr. Bloomfield answered: "I have  not had the advantage of knowing  John Wilkes Booth personally, and  without wishing to be disobliging, I  * will refrain from judging of his action.  Moreover, I will acknowledge that in  killing Lincoln that honorable-gentleman hoped that the death of the tyrant would put an end to tyranny;  he was mistaken, and he has paid for  his error with his head. What is beyond doubt, sir, is that Booth was a  strong soul, inspired, or, if you prefer it, misled by a noble passion  Booth was a hero, Booth was a pat  riot. He adored bis country, he had  decided that the cause of the Southern  States was a just and holy cause, and  that if it failed he- would be its  - avenger. He bad always professed  an ardent admiration for a woman  whom one of your poets has not been  afraid to call the assassin's angel,  and he had sworn to himself that hej  would be the Charlotte Gorday of the  United States and he has kept it."  After having made this declaration  of his views, Mr. Bloomfield began to  eat calmly a wing of truffled turkey without paying any attention to  the feeling stirred up by his.harangue.  Marat and Lincoln, Booth and Charlotte Corday seemed, to me a commingling of names as odious as it was ridiculous- I _was ckoking^oyer^iWMr.  Severn was still more incensed than  I. He took his turn at speaking and  said: (  "I don't want to be disagreeable  with anyone, but you asked me, sir,  if I knew Booth. Yes, sir, I had that  advantage in, common with a great  number of my compatriots.*- In truth,  I saw that sad person only once, without feeling the slightest desire to see  him, again; ho cost me six dollars  which I regret having spent so foolishly. It was in a little western town  where business had called me; that  evening Booth was essaying the role  of Hamlet, and I beg you tb take  my word for it that he performed it  badly, very badly, detestably. One  could not say, as father so son. The  celebrated Junius Brutus Wilkes was a  very distinguished comedian, as commendable in his private life as he was  noteworthy for his talent. .John Wilkes Booth was the very unworthy son  of a father whom everybody admired  and esteemed. The unfortunate son  had not enough soul to understand  Shakespeare, but he had enough imagination to compose the scenes of a  melodrama in which Booth played the  leading role and astonished the public  by the audacity of his postures, by the  fire of his eye and by the sublime  eloquence of his gestures. By dint of  application, he took his melodrama  seriously. One fine day he played it  before the public, and at last he won  that great triumph accompanied by  astonishment, emotion, tears and fears  of which he had vainly dreamed and  for. which he had sought all his life.  In order that Booth might have the  joy of taking possession of his public  for once, .of imposing himself on its  admiration, of making it say: "Booth  is a great actor!" it was necessary  for Booth to kill Lincoln; Booth killed  Lincoln. Be sure, sir, that after having executed his abominable stroke,  he thought: "Ah! this time, I hold  them, I have grasped them, they have  eyes for me only." Be entirely convinced that, when he crossed the stage,  his knife in his hand, his eye fierce,  his hair* bristling, he had time to say  to   himself     before    captivating    the  country: "Goodness! how handsome I  must be, and how I wish I could see  myself!" I repeat to you, sir, one  cannot be too distrustful of men of  half talents and, in general, Of the  whole race of strolling players, who,  after all, do not belong to the stage.  I maintain that the assassin of President Lincoln was a comedian of low  rank, who, as you say, was looking  for his chance, and who unfortunately  found   it."  I feared the conversation would become unpleasant, a parliamentary discussion favors the digestion, a dispute  upsets it. I left my two Americans  to visit a patient and I thought no  longer of John Wilkes Booth. It is  so easy to think of other things.  II.  When I returned home towards midnight, continued the doctor, my servant Jean, whom I had taken quite  recently into my service and who still  confused names and faces, announced  to me that a marchioness had been  waiting for me for- me than an hour;  that she had something urgent to tell  me, and that she seemed resolved not  to leave the place until she had seen  me. I went into my consultation  room, and I found there, buried in an  armchair, a pretty brunette who is  not a marchioness and whose name is  Mller Rose Perdrix. You surely  know her, for three months ago she  made her first appearance on the opera stage at the Bouffes, with an assured   success.  She had been little heard of until  tben; she had been vegetating for  some time in some obscure theatre,  where she played little except. silent  roles. She was told to display her ��������� eyes,  her arms, her shoulders and her feet;  she displayed them conscientiously and  with the best grace in the world; but  that figurant felt that she was born  to be an opera singer and was awaiting her opportunity. Suddenly her talents became revealed, she unfolded  her wings, she took flight. I doubt if  she will fly very high. She has only  a slender little voice and more grace  than talent; but she is so pretty that,  strictly speaking she can do without  all the rest. That is her opinion, it is  mine, and it is also the opinion of the  public.  I made her acquaintance but lately;  she had a delicate larynx like Mr. Severn; I was recommended to her by, I  don't know whom, and she was pleas  ed with my care. Since then, we  have remained .good friends; as she  lives in my neighborhood, she inquires  about, me when passing" my door, and,  sure of a welcome,' she often comes to  look for me, sometimes to consult me,  sometimes tb have a bit of a chat. It  has also been said that I have a  round, open face which inspires con  fidence; MHe. Perdrix honors me with  hers, and she delights in ^telling me  her little stories as she would to a  confessor. I do not flatter myself that  she tells me everything; however good  they are, women never tell everything..;*:.  When I pushed the door of my office  open, Mile. Rose Perdrix, who, with  her feet tucked up under her, and  her head thrown back; was gaping at  the flies or looking at the mouldings  on the ceiling, started abruptly from  her reverie. She rose and running  to me:  "At last!" she exclaimed. "Why  are ygu so  late*?''  I looked at her in astonishment; her  face looked different to what it usually was. I had never seen her  color so bright, her eye so brilliant.  I patted her cheeks, and I discovered  that they were hot. I felt her pulse,  it was rapid and irregular. For the  first time in her life, Mile. Perdrix  had fever or something approaching  it. X '  "What does this mean?" I asked.  This little bit of mechanism is going  at a marvellous rate. Who has disturbed it?"  "Ah! my good Sir," answered  she, "if you knew what is the matter with   me."  "Bah!" said I. "It won't amount  to anything. Two days of rest, three  glasses of camomile and this will pass  away."  She exclaimed in a tragic tone:  "This will  never  pass over!"  Then, taking me by both hands and  making  me sit   down:  "I am not ill, and it is not the doctor whom I -have come to see, it is  the friend. I have just made a discovery! It is a story which I must  relate to 3rou; I would die if I did  not tell it to someone, and it is only  just to give you the preference. I  like you very much, and you are such  a good' listener. That is why women  adore you."  I glanced at the clock out of the  corner of my eye, which was pointing  to a quarter after twelve, and I said:  "Will it  be long?"  Mile. Perdrix cast an indignant look  at   me X  "You complain! a tete a tete at  midnight! My faith, I know some men  who would envy you your misfortune.  '' I am an ingrate,'' CI said. '' Come,  my pretty ittle girl, do not be angry,  commence at the beginning, do not  omit any useless detail, make your  story last till morning, but instead of  reciting your story could you not sing  it, or at least accompany it with some  trills, and some runs appropriately  dispersed? You have made proligious  progress in trills, they say, and I beg  to congratulate you on them."  She  shook her  head  and shoulders.  "My story, "she answered, "is a  very serious one which cannot be sung.  You will repent when I have finished  it-'.'  I sat down in my armchair and resigned myself to my fate. Mile. Per  drix performed a trill, to give me an  idea of her progress and at the same  time  to clear her voice.  '' What, do you think, doctor, of. the  'Prince    toque'?"  "Nothing at all," I answered, "but  I will think whatever you want ine to  in regard'to it."  "For a fairy-play, it' was, one  might say, a beautiful fairy-play, in  which I made my real debut. TJntil  then, no one had noticed me. The  public noticed me, however, when I  played in the 'Prince Toque' the role  of the fairy Melimelo. I appeared in  only one scene, as you know, the third  of the fifth act, and in that scene I  had only two words to say and two  couplets to sing. But I must acknowledge that the director had managed everything well. I wore a magnificent brocade dress spangled with  gold, the train of which was ceremoniously carried by ten pages trussed up  with butterflies, a crescent-shaped  crown on my head, and in my right  hand a magic wand, with which I  chtjiged the Prince Toque into a turnip. The princess Luciole arrived,  meanwhile, and no longer finding her  prince, begged me to give him back  to her. I sang my two couplets in  which I explained to her that the  prince was pursued by some brigands,  and that I had turned him into a turnip out of pure charity with the design of saving his life. The princess  refused to understand, and as she  kept on lamenting, I finally lost patience; with a second wave of the  wand, I transformed her into a beetroot, after which I mounted a beautiful celeripede draped in crimson velvet, drawn by a little imp dressed in  yellow, and when the coachman  touched, his whip, I drove off! Really,  doctor, weren't you present at the  first  night  of the 'Prince  Toque?' "  "I  am ashamed, my dear,"  I said,  ������������������''but I was extremey busy."  "That is too bad. I am sorry you  did not witness my first triumph. The  fact is I was beautiful that evening,  and when this fairy appeared on the  scene with her brocade, her crown,  her wand and her ten pages, there  was, I assure you, a thrill, as it were,  all. through the hall. I was-' very  much excited; my breath was short,  my eyes were dim. I was terribly  af'aid of losing my.opportunity. ]  said to myself. If people do not no  tice me this time,' I am done for,  there will be nothing left for me to do  except enter the convent. I was soon  reassured, I did my part, I sang my  two couplets to perfection. When I  had finished/ I let my eyes wander  over the large crowded hall which was  looking at me. Suddenly I felt that  in that crowd there was someone who  was watching me more intently than  all the others, and I perceived in the  pit, at the end of the sixth row,  quite near the passage, a man who  was a stranger, but whose face  struck me. He had a very beautiful  bead, a fine deportment, a proud, de  liberate manner, a clear complexion,  large gloomy eyes, a fine moustache  and black naturally curly hair. I was  not mistaken, that man watched me  more closely than anyone else; He  did not lose sight of me, he devoured  me with his eyes; for him the play  was I. For my part, I could not help  looking at him, and every time that I  turned towards him, I found. him  plunged in ecstasies, motionless as a  statue, with large eyes staring from  his head and wandering over mei At  __*_,LrayJceJerip_e_le.^ajm  it and disappeared into  the wings.  I had so many things to think  about that I did not think again of  the unknown for twenty-four hours.  But the next day, on approaching the  balustrade, the1 first face I* noticed  was. his. He occupied the .same orchestra chair a? on the previous evening, and I realized at once what that  meant. I considered that man very  handsome but I was afraid of him.  Two hours later I learned from a  box-keeper that he was an Englishman and that he had rented his  chair for a fortnight. In effect, the  next evening he was there, and the  following evening also, and the day  after that .again. I asked myself:  "What is going to happen?" It happened quite simply that I received  a boquet, which I kept, and a jcwel-j  wbich I did not keep. In the boquet there was a letter, and in the  jewel some English verses, which  might have been Hebrew so far as I  was concerned, if the unknown had  not had the forethought to enclose  with them a French translation;  which I will repeat to you, for I  have a good memory: "May the  earth, the sky, and the whole world  be my witnesses; even if I were worthy of wearing the imperial crown,  even if I were the handsomest  young man that ever dazzled eyes;  even if I had a power and a knowledge greater' than any mortal possesses, I would hold all these blessings  of no account, if your love were  lacking; but, if you eyer come to  love me, I will put at your feet all  that I possess, and I will consecrate  mysef to your service, or I will die  with happiness." Two days later I  received a second boquet. It was  shorter than the first, three lines in  all. The third note, which accompanied the third boquet, was different  from the other two. The writing was  strange. I tried twice to decipher  it, and I read this: "I conjure you,  say yes, and you will save the lives  of two men. * Tomorrow evening whea  you mount your celeripede, turn your  eyes in my direction, describe a circle with your wand, and you will be  forever blessed by him who adores  you and who dares to call himself  your   Edward.  This time, I knew his name, fhat  was so much gained. But I was perplexed, tormented. I did not sleep  for three hours that night and on  awakening I made more reflections in  the space of twenty minutes than in  all the rest of my life. "If you say  yes, you will save two me*n.'' That  phrase kept returning to my mind,  and it seemed to me that the beautiful Edward was; still more mad than  handsome. When I arrived at the  theatre in the evening, I was still uncertain as to what I would do. Bah!  thought I, leave it to chance; I- will  be influenced .by what his face says  to me this evening. Now it happened that his face displeased me. On  approaching the balustrade, I looked  at it out of the corner of my eye.  He took it into his head to pass his  right hand through his hair with a  triumphant air and he began to smile.  He had an expression of content which  did not please me; he was sure of his  ground, he flattered himself that the  citadel was already taken. I looked at  iii in again, he was still smiling.0 He  held in his hand a bon-bon box full  of sugar-plums which he crunched  with his teeth, and that meant: "I  hold you, presently I will crunch  you." I answered him for my part:  "Since it is so, just wait, my fine  friend; presently there will be a disappointment. I did not look at him  again, ahd when the celeripede arrived, my wand did not stir in my hands.  Before leaving the stage, I turned  around, his chair was empty. Well,  it is over, I will not see him again,  thought I; after all, what does it  matter?"  It was hot yet eleven o 'clock when  I got home. I was on edge and nervous,, oh, how nervous! I had a scene  with Julia, my old maid, because I  had to wait two minutes on the staircase before she opened the door for  me. I told her that I did not need  her, that I could quite well do without her, and I sent her to bed. After  she left me, I remained dreaming for  a few minutes. Standing in front of  my glass, I wondered: "Have I done  right? Have I , done wrong?'/ I felt  certain I had done right. Yet I  thought: " If I had described a circle with my wand, he woud be here,  and I would know at last in what  mysterious manner it rested with me  to save the lives of two men. Suddenly something took place in the  glass; the drawn curtains of my bed  were reflected in it, I saw them move,  then half open, and a man came  out. You have guessed that it was he.  I uttered a piercing cry. I turned  around  and said:  "Ah! truly, sir, this is somewhat  too much. How does it happen? Who  allowed you to gain admittance here?"  He answered me with a bantering  smile: -  ''My dear, your waiting-majd is  good-hearted; she pities the unfortunate, when they prove to her that they  are; worthy of her interest; the reasons I gave her seemed to her sufficient.'*' *;��������� ''''- X ������������������;..X:.:'  ��������� Thereupon he straightened himself  up to his "full height, raised his chin,  frowned and said to, me in an imperious,  almost  threatening voice:  "You must be willing, since I wish  it."        J  -. And, at; these words, he advanced  towards   me  with   open   arpis. .  It seemed to me that the beautiful  Edward was a little too swift in his  actions, that his proceedings were free  and even brutal. That displeased me  very much. At the moment at which  he expected to hold me, I escaped  iiom-him,-I���������darted-out - oh the-;bal-  cony, saying:  "If you advance, one step, I will  call for help, and the police will come  upX  He shook his head as if to say  "Pshaw! I know better," and advanced towards the balcony. But  then a piercing voice from the corner of the room began to cry:  "For goodness' sake! Be wise! Be  wise!"  My man stopped as if nailed to the  spot, his eye fixed, his mouth open. Ho  looked so abashed, so discounted that  little was wanting to make me laugh  out. Who had spoken? I believe he  thought it was the devil, fbr, changing his tactics, he reached the door,  then the staircase, then the street.  And that, doctor, is where a parrot  comes in useful when it .wakens at  the right moment. Next day, at  dawn, I dismissed Julie. After this  two weeks passed without the beautiful Edward appearing again at the  theatre.  Before Julie departed she played  me a trick after her own fashion.  She gave some parsley to the parrot;  he died as a result, and I almost  died, too, of grief. However, I reflected that there are as many parrots as kings. So one day when I was  going across the Louvre wharf I entered the shop of a bird merchant  where I found what I sought. That  merchant was an Arab and we had  difficulty in understanding one another. Whilst we were arguing, the  sky became overcast and a cloud burst.  When I went out from the shop, my  parrot under my arm, the rain was  coming down in torrents and not a  cab in sight; you may judge of my  embarrassment.. But, by a miracle, a  closed carriage, which was passing,  stopped; a man got out and' came up  to me. It was he. I assure you that  you would not have known him, his  manner was so subdued, humble, respectful, contrite, repentent. In spite  of the rain, he remained bareheaded,  Kent double, and he scarcely ventured j  to  look at me.  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That seemed to me like an intervention of heaven, and I answered  iiim laughing:  "This time I will say yes."  I got in, he closed the door, bowed  to me again and retreated backwards.  V hesitated; I did not wish that man  co get drenched and I said to him  gently:  "You silly fellow, there is room  for two."  1/I  had   no  sooner  finished my  sentience than  he  was seated beside   me  land we set off.   We had been rolling  ralong   for   five   minutes without    his  paying a word to me.   Leaning back  Fin his   corner   he looked   at me side-  tfwise, twisting his moustache between  [his fingers;  he was  afraid of vexing  ,me   and   looked   like a dog   who. has  been  ^hipped  and remembers  it.  To  give  him   countenance  I  stroked  my  parrot.   Struck- by a ray of light, the  beautiful Edward exclaimed:  "If it wasn't the devil, it was  that bird who put me to flight the  other   evening."  "It was not he," I answered, "it  was another, and he died as a result." X  The ice. was broken, and we engaged in conversation. \  "Do you still cherish ill-will towards me?" '  ' ' "A great deal," I answered, "and  you must acknowledge that there is  reason for it. Do you take me for a  foolish person, upon whom you can  impose all you wish, and who imagines that by allowing herself to fall  in love she will save two men's lives.  He sat upright with a start and became very pale. He murmured I know  not what, and commenced to speak  twice without finishing. At last he  managed  to  say:  "Excuse me, my letter was not a  commosense one. It is not my fault;  the fairy who changes princes into  turnips turned my head."  And he added, taking my fingers,  but without pressing them and ready  to let go of them at any time:  ', "I am a poor patient, you are my  doctor. Does a doctor refuse to heal  his patients?"  He had started, he had launched  forth. He talked in one breath for  ten minutes, passing his left hand  ������rer his brow or placing it on. his  heart, mixing some English with his  French, J comedy with tragedy and  poetry with prose; I only understood  a quarter of it, and I cannot repeat  his song to you, but the music was  beautiful.  We arrived at my door. I alighted.  The beautiful Edward took  off his hat  the   shoulders,   began   to   read   again,  and clenched his fists   anew.  "Oh! well," I said to him, ^'you  are boring me, and we came here to  enjoy ourselves. What is the matter? Let those people alone, I do uot  know them. They ar,e frightful rascals, according to what you say. Of  what concern is that to you?"  I snatched the paper from his hands,  I rolled it into a ball. I threw it  far away into the^ grass. He was on  the point of getting angry, he showed  his teeth, but he reconsidered, changed   his   countenance and  said:  "On my word of honor you are  right */ * * They are doing what  pleases them. What does it matter  to me?"  "Nothing  at  all," said I.  "Absolutely nothing. I adore you.  I have the appetite of a wolf, and. we  are . going   to have   breakfast."  He bent towards me, looking at me  fixedly across the table:  "You have pretty brown hair, the  prettiest mouth in the world, and that  brown hair as well as that mouth belong to me and to me alone. And in  the corner of your "cheek there is a  dimple.   It also belongs to me." ,  He added, filling up his glass:  "I put my faith in Bose Perdrix's  dimple, and in the heart of the  fairy Melimelo. And that is all. As  to the rest * * The rest is nothing, at   all.   nothing  at  all.  He began to eat heartily, to  drink like a Polonese. I tried to restrain him, I knew from experience  that wine made him furious. My efforts were vain; he had made up his  mind to get intoxicated, for he  kept saying from time to time: Let  us empty another bottle, and I won't  think of it any more. Think of  what then? Of nothing. It was  doubtless " those wretches "of whom  he no longer wished to think, and  he forgot them entirely. His merriment grew noisy, he did not stop  talking nonsense, he uttered a thousand extravagances. He finally laid  the blame on the glasses, on the  dishes; he broke everything, because,  he said, no one was worthy of eating  from a dish from which Eose Perdrix had eaten or of drinking from  a glass which her divine lips had  touched.  At first I was diverted by his  foolishness, but not long. I like  gaiety, I do not like noise, no more  do I like anyone to spend their  money like a fool, and you may be  assured that the broken dishes figured on the bill. What I detest most  of all is a dispute and, when drunk,  Edward had a dog head which no  longer listened ,to reason. He picked  a quarrel with the boy who served  us, with- the innkeeper, with the  peasants,   with   his   chair,   with   the  and  said  to me:   May I come tomor-j wind,   with   everybody.     I  saw   the  row at the same hour; to hear about  moment coming   when   he   would   get  your parrot? J answered hint with a  gesture which signified: Try. J made  <Mo answer. Next day he presented  himself and I was not there. I made  the' poor man languish for eight days;  X For a month he was charming, and  I imagine that tfiose were the happiest days of my life. He was gentle, very gentle, obedient, full of  kindnesses, of little attentons, and he  busied himself "constantly with satisfying all my whims. I had on^ to say  the word and he would- have gone on  all fours for ine. He loved me madly;  only fools know how to love. It was  in my power-to make him squander  his money and come to the end of his  resources; I suspect his purse was not  very heavy. Fortunately for him, the  honest girl with whom he had to do  did not glory in ruining a man, and  she always preferred the little pleasures to the big ones. He was pleas-  XBd7delightVd"with"his^cquisitioh,and  he himself grew more attractive to  me each  day.  I had only one grievance. The  'beautiful Edward was still an unknown person to me; it was impossible  to learn who he was. When I questioned him, sometimes he intrenched  himself in an obstinate silence, sometimes he told me nonsensical stories.  One day he gave me his most sacred  word of honor that he was a prince  "persecuted by his family, that he had  made up his mind to live in hiding  until his father's death,1 that then he  would demand his rights and reclaim  his crown, which, for the time being,  was in pawn amongst the Jews. He  thought me a greater simpleton than  I am * *. * My mother did not like  him.  One night when he came to the  theatre for me, he represented to me  that it was early springtime, that the  air was warm, that the moon was  bright, that it would be delightful to  Hpend the evening walking through  the woods. His intention seemed  good, and we set out. We travelled  about till morning, sometimes driving,  sometimes walking. Where , we went,  where we were, I hadn't the slightest idea. I only remember there were  places which breathed of violets. I  remember also that at moments I was  afraidt I thought I saw, in the light  of the moon, white phantoms looking  at me. Edward laughed heartily at  my fears. At dawn we found ourselves at Villebon, and we played at  quoits while waiting for breakfast.  The table was set in a pavilion, where  I have never since wanted to return; I  still cherish ill-feeling towards it, although it is pretty. I took five minutes to arrange my hair, which was  very much dishevelled.    *  When I rejoined Edward, he had  just unfolded a big English newspaper, which he had in his pocket.  He glanced over it, grew pale, and exclaimed,  elenehing his fists:  "Oh!    the    wretches!      I recognize  them quite well there! "���������  -"What have they done?" I asked.  US'- into a bad scrape. I took po,s;  session of his cane, I .threatened -to  lash his face" '..* with it. He became  calm, paid the bill, and we .set out  for Paris, a little sulky0 with each  other, but we made .peace on the  way;/ .   -0 *������������������  I left him to go to the theatre, I  saw him again at my home' about  midnight. He was completely sobered; unfortunately be had succeeded in getting another copy of  that accursed English newspaper  which I had snatched from his hands  at Villebon. He stopped -his .reading to  exclaim:  "Oh! yes, they are wretches, and  the worst of them all, it is he, it is  he * * I do not wish to name him."  Then, striking his brow with his  two fists:     ..,-  "Ah! if you knew, my dear, what  is   in   there!"  swered I ill-humoredly; "I" am  overcome with sleep."  "And I, too," he answered with  the greatest coolness.  Saying that, he sat down on the  arm of an armchair and began to  read his paper again.  I did not see him the next day;  he wrote me to announce that two of  his dearest friends, friends of his  childhood had m arrived in Paris and  he feared he would have no time to  himself. I was not sorry; for two  days my affection for him had been  cooling. Several days passed' and  ho did not appear. I began to think  that he, too, had been reflecting,  and that it was all over, that I  would never see him again. I was  mistaken. A few evenings later, on  returning from tho theatre, I found  him installed in front of my fireplace, in which he had built a big  fire. He was waiting for me with feverish impatience, he was more in love  thtfn ever. As soon as he saw me:  "Here she is! here she is now!"  Then he crouched at my feet, and  he declared to me a thousand times  that he had never met a girl, woman, cat nor any creature more adorable than I, neither on the earth,  nor in the moon, nor in any of the  planets whieh he had visited. He did  not get tired of looking at me; it  seemed as if our acquaintance were  something quite new, that, until this  day, he had not taken notice of me;  he had -"just disccyered me, there,  suddenly, without thinking about it,  at one of the turnings of the road,  and his discovery enchanted him, put  him beside himself, and he repeated  to me again that I was adorable. He  had, that evening, a little piping voice,  and from time to time tears, large as  nuts, came into his eyes and rolled  slowly down his cheeks. In truth I  thought I was dreaming and I won-  .dered  what"  it meant.  I was so foolish as to speak to him  about   his    dear    friends,   his    child-  man at once. His countenance darkened, his eyes became cold as ice;  he let go of my hands,- got up on  his feet and leaned ** back against  the    chimney-piece.  "I will never see them again; I  tell you, Rose, that I do not wish  to ever see them again. And, look  here, whilst I think of it, give me  a pen, and some paper. I want to  write to them right here, and now  that their business is an ugly business, I will charge them not to  speak to me again about it and tell  them to go to the devil! But you  would distract my thoughts; I must  be alone to write. That will soon  be done. I ��������� only require five minutes for   it.'  And  resuming  his gentle  voice:  "And then we will make some  punch. I wish to drink ten glasses to your health, to thank you for  having had the kindness to come  into the world. There is no one  like you! When you were born, a  star danced. Shakespeare told me so."  Thereupon he went into the next  room, where he was more than five  minutes writing (his letter, for I  had time to get a book while waiting and to fall asleep over it; I  must confess that, in general, reading has that effect on me. This time  however, I awakened with a start.  In the next room a man was walking about with great strides and  talking out loud. To whom was he  talking?, I drew near the door  which he had left half-open and I  assured myself that he., was all alone.  To whom was he talking' then? He  was*; pale, livid; the perspiration had  glued his hair- to his temples; he  was rolling his eyes terribly, he looked like a spectre. I watched him, I  listened, but I could not understand  a word of his discourse, except that  he repeated at intervals: I won't, and  I had learned enough English to  know that it meant: "Non, je ne  veux   pas."  ' His face was so terrible that my  first impulse was to shut the door  quijckly and barricade it. However,  I was ashamed of not being.brave,  I took my courage in both hands, I  advanced a step, I cried:  "Edward, for the love of; heaven,  with   whom   are   you   disputing?"  He answered me in a thundering  voice: ���������  " With whom would it be ? Why,  forsooth, with her!"...  "With her!?? said I, "With whom  then?"  He looked at me without seeing  me, he saw me at last. He stretched  out  his  arm and  in  a  hollow voice:  '' Don't  you  see   her ?" ���������    "  I ran and got a glass of water,  I sprinkled his face with it. He fell  on a chair, burst out laughing, and  cried*  :   "Thanks; I see her to longer "  I went and-\jsat beBide hint.' __ He  ran his hand through ray hair, say  ing: .���������....' X ' f  "My* faith, I thought I would go  mad  "That is all ever," said I, "and  for a long time. But you must toll  r..e   the   name   of   that woman."  He   began   to  laugh~ again:  "What a joke! Those women  haven't  any   names."  "Is she a girl? Is she. a society  woman?"  '~'A. real scoundrel," he answer  ed. "One, day she came into my  home, she frightened me. I sent her  away, drove her out. She returned,  she said to me: "I own you, you  belong to me, I. will not let you  go * * * I went away^ I put a thousand leagues of briny water between  us;  For more than two weeks -I spent  each evening and each morning in  frout of your door; I could not credit my misfortune^ I can scarcely  credit it now. So be it! let the will  of destiny be -accomplished! You  had taken from it its workman, you  have given him back to it. All is  for the best, I do not reproach you.  It was my cowardly self which loved  * Is it indeed possible that  THE  .ARMORED   CAR  she ran after me, she caught up  to me, just now she was here. But  herer"you" are,"she"has ���������disappeared/  T   am saved.''  "What kind of a face has she,  I ask ed.  "She resembles you, my little one,  as much as a daughter of hell can  resemble a daughter of heaven. She  is as ugly, as deformed as you are  pretty, and your tits cf anger are  not so terrible Jis her smiles. Oh!  the ugly woman! Her kisses kill  sleep and turn nien'__ hair white in  three nights * -* * But we will not  speak of ner any more. That af  fair is over, I will not see her  again. '      >  And taking my arms he put them  around   him,   saying:  He whom Rose Perdrix guards is  well. I am your prisoner, my very  dear one, and I want to live and  die in my  prison.   Let us drink some  punch.  ������        ������        #       *       *  Sixteen hours later, I was comfortably installed in a fine railway  coaeh, in which I went as far as  Lyons. On awakening I heaved a  deep sigh of deliverance. However I  was seized by a feeling of uneasiness; perhaps the man of whom I  was afraid had . got wind of my  flight and had run as fast as he  could after the train. I put my  head out of the coach-door, I heaved a second sigh of relief, and I  fell asleep again. For two weeks I  was happy, perfectly happy; I  thought I was in Paradise. But  one morning I became aware that  my jiaradise was making me weary,  that my happiness had a hollow  sound, that something was lacking,  that tho charm of life is to have to  oneself a handsome madman who  talks all alone whilst gesticulating.  And 1 set out at once for Paris,  where, scarcely had I arrived when  I ran to the Grand Hotel. I had  to rr-sign myself to the . truth���������the  beautiful  Edward  had gone.  A month later I received an English letter from England which I  hood friends, and I wanted to know; was so foolish as to burn. I had it  what   he   had invented   for their   en-' translated   and   I memorized   it. Here  you  you no (longer wanted me? And for  whom were you false to me? You  have sacrificed me for. some wretch,  for some silly titled fellow. I believe I met him one evening in the  wings of the theatre. You will soon  be enlightened. Ah! poor girl, the  real prince was I, and you will lament for me, but it will be too  late * *' * I repeat, al!_-. is for the  best. In giving me back my freedom, you have preserved my fame,  and decreed that the world shall  speak of the fair Edward. It will  talk about him, my dear, and then  you  will learn   my  true   name.  Listen to me: the day on which  you learn that a great blow has  just been struck and that the earth  is trembling with fear, say boldly:  The man who did that iB he. * * -���������  And in truth, if it was not I, who  would it be? Others have had the  idea wbich is in my mind, my dear  Rosette; but their hand trembled  and mjne will not tremble, and no  one else could do in my place, what  I am about to do. I do not yet  know what I will say when I strike.  Assuredly I will say something; it  will truly be the last word, and  that word wil go down to tradition.  You remember Villebon, and that  night spent in the woods? The sun  had already risen, and you were still  aBleep in the carriage. I wakened  you. I carried you off in my arms,  and I seated you at the foot of an  old oak. There were violets there,  hidden in the. moss, and the air was  embalmed with them. Think of those  violets sometimes. I, too, will think  of them on the.day of my death, and  I will also think of that dimple at  the corner  of  your  mouth.  I have a favor to ask of you; send  to the address herewith a lock of  your hair, so that something of you  will brighten my last days. After  my death, people will find it on my  heart and they will ask who gave  it to me. Be sure that the news  papers will speak of it] those prat  tiers mention everything. Copy the  address exactly and send me your  little packet without further delay.  "She" agrees to it, for she is no  longer jealous of you She knows  that it is over, that she. has got  me back forever, that' she holds me,  that I am hers, body and soul, and  that before many days I will go  where she sends me * * * You wish  to drink some blood, old sorceress.  Peace,   you   will drink   some.  "Heavens! how good those violets smelled! And how sweet to the  hand was tbat brown hair! Do  not be too stingy; there must be  enough for me to twist in my fingers I will close my eyes and I will  think: you are there"  Doctor, after having read that  letter, I did what you would bave  done- in my place, I cut a big lock  of hair. He must have received it  I took such pains in copying the  address. Since that, two years have  flown away. I told you that something extraordinary has just happened me. Yes, you are right; a  few hours ago I met him on the  boulevard, in a photographer's showcase. I recognized him at once  and my heart beat fast. I rushed,  lik������ wind, into the shop, and I aste-  ed  the  photographer:  "Where   did  you   get   that   photograph?" ~~^ ^"~ ~������"���������' **���������=���������--���������-���������  ":Ie   answered   me in astonishment. .  ' "We  received  it  lately from  New  York."  "Is it, then, the portrait of a famous man?"  '' Very   famous,   my   child.''  And'he added: "Do you hear, doctor? He added: "It is the portrait of  John   Wilkes   Booth,  President     Lincoln's   assassin."  Mile. Perdrix began to walk  about with great strides, transported  and' as if possessed by her adventure and her glory. Her air of triumph was particularly displeasing  to me. I said to her in a sardonic  tone:  "My faith, my fine girl, since you  wish ine to put myself in your place,  I tell you frankly, in your place I  would not be so proud; for, after  all, is it a very pleasing and glorious thing to have been the love of a  man  who   was    hanged?"  She turned around quickly, recoiled on me like a dart, her eyes angry and terrible. I truly thought she  was   going to devour me.  "lie, hanged! Do you think so?  Do people hang men like him? Well,  be silent. John Wilkes Booth died  with his weapons in his hand, defending   himself like a hero.-'  I looked at her in amazement, and  I criedf "We think we know women, and they always astonish us.  Where, then, does   glory   belong?"  The armored car gives unlimited opportunities for the exercise of nerve  and initiative, and no man in the war  availed himself of these more fully  than the famous Commander Sampson,  of the royal naval air service, says  William J. Robinson in the Atlantic  Monthly.  This officer (for whose capture, dead  or alive, the Qermans were reported  to have offered 20,000 marks) was  equally at home in an aeroplane or an  armored car. I -have never seen him  at work as an aviator, but the town  in which we had our headquarters was  the starting place for his amazing  trips in the car. Just where he went,  and how he got there, is more or less  of a mystery. All we knew was that  at 4 o 'clock in the morning, or thereabouts, Commander. Sampson would  leave Hazebrouck, and, hours later,  come rolling back into the square, almost invariably with a batch of German prisoners.  His arrival at headquarters was. the  event of the day. Every one in sight  would come rushing forward to see  what sort of game he had bagged.  From the stories that followed these  exploits, he must have taken his car  right into the German lines���������a feat  which was as dangerous as you please,  but not literally impossible.  Few people seem to realize that  many of the highways leading crosscountry and connecting the hostile  lines had not then been destroyed.  They were formidably guarded by barbed wire barricades, and their surface was torn and pitted by shell  holes, but neither side was willing to  eliminate a means of communication  which would be of vast value in case  of an advance.  ' These are the roads that Commander Sampson must have used on his  swift trips of destruction. On the  front of his car was a formidable arrangement of upright scythelike wire  cutters, strong enough to rip through  the entanglements and bunt the wooden suppirting posts out of the way;  and with these, backed by the momentum of the ponderous car, he forced 'his way on steel studden tires  through barbed wire and shot and  shell, and accomplished the impossible  ���������not once, but again and again.  His car would come back looking as  though it had been through a thousand  years of war, but the occupants were  generally safe and sound, and, as I  say, they had thngs to show that they  had given the Germans cause to regret  receiving a visit' from Commander  Sampson. So far as ,1 am aware, no  one has yet come forward to claim  that reward of twenty thousand  marks.  Satisfied to Look On.  An officer attached to the White  House tells a story of a small boy  whom President Wilson encountered  at Staunton, Va.:  The President was speaking to a.  crowd from tbe steps of a seminary  for girls. The boy- pushed and shoved . his way through the crowd until  he found himself squarely in front of  the President, whereupon he shouted  excitedly:  "Where is it? Where is it?"  Mr. Wilson stopped his speech and  said good-naturedly: "Well, my boy,  I suppose I am 'it.' "  At   this   the youngster's   face   assumed a look  of  disgust. "Oh,"   he  said, in a lower tone, "I  thought it  was a dog fight."���������New York Times.  ���������   ���������   ���������   ���������  His' Belongings  Lawyer, to prisoner���������''So you want  me to defend you? Have, yon any  money?" ;  Prisoner���������"No, but I've got a  horse, and a few chickens and a pig."  Lawyer���������"They will do. Now, let's  see what they accuse you of stealing."  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Mitehell returned  on Thursday from Winnipeg,  where she had been as a British  Columbia delegate to the General  Assembly.  Charles Forbes Taylor, the boy  evangelist, is holding forth in the  Mt. Pleasant Baptist church this  week. Despite the sultry weather, very large audiences are according the youthful evangelist a  sympathetic hearing.  The choir of Mount Pleasant  Presbyterian church will give an  entertainment in North Vancouver on the 28th inst., under the  auspices of St. Stephen's Presbyterian church.'  Mount Pleasant business houses were closed on "Wednesday, on  account of the half-holiday election being held.  Construction work on the new  Broadway theatre is proceeding  apace and indications pom; to a  completion of the building in the  course of two months. The new  building will be a notable addition to the business section of  Mount Pleasant and will prove a  commodious and comfortable  home for the Broadway under the  guiding hand of Manager Qow.  Friday,'June 16; 1916.  SASKATCHEWAN TEACHER  FORCED TO RESIGN  German Officialdom in Prairie  Province Makes Teacher Give  Up Position.  SOUTH VANCOUVER  Ward IV. Women Conservatives  The ladies of "Ward IV. are  busy organizing their Conservative club, and expect, to complete  organization work within the  next few days.  Church  in Good   Condition  At the annual meeting of the  Wilson Height Methodist church,  Wilson road and Argyle street,  the various reports received  showed that the church, notwithstanding the strenuous times,  had increased in membership  and in revenue. All outstanding  liabilities have been fully paid  and there was a balance on hand.  The pastor Js Rev. W. P. Ewing,  who is now - commencing his  tbipd year in the church.  Storekeepers Want M*M Holiday  A canvass of all the stores in  the municipality is being made  this week in tbe interests of the  half holiday movement. According to the acfthe stores in municipalities must be closed one  half-day each week but until the  general election in January the  selection of. a day is left to the  individual storekeepers. At the  election the public will select a  day by polling and the canvass  being made this week is in an  endeavor to have all the stores  close 6nTthe~same���������day~until that  time.The day favored is Saturday, so as to be in line with the  ���������city.  .Reeve Makes Gift  Reeve Winram has donated  another $50 toward the So. Vancouver Horticultural and Industrial Association. Coun. Rowlings, the secretary, and Mr.  Smith have been appointed a  committee to visit the competitors on Saturday afternoon in  regard to their entrance qualifications. The sub-committee appointed to draft the rules and  regulations of the association is  to meet at the. municipal hall on  Monday night at 8 p.m. One of  the members . of the industrial  committee has donated 200  shrubs to Grey's Park.  Roy Found and &08t Again  Bassero San Piago, the seven-  year-old boy who was reported  as missing from'his home and of  whom fears were entertained  that he had fallen into Trout  JJake, has been heard of but'is  still as much lost as ever. He  disappeared from . home last  Thursday. Late on Monday evening Col. Ward of Lozells found  him on the north shore of Burnaby lake and took care of him  until Tuesday morning. The Colonel was about to phone the police station at Burnaby and immediately the boy heard the  word police he boltd out of. the  house without stopping- to take  his hat. He ran straight into the  bush and disappeared in the direction of .Coquitlam.  Phones: North Van. 323 and 103.  Seymour 336.  *^s>  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  ENGINEERS and SHIPBUILDERS  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built,,Docked, Painted  and Repaired.  North Vancouver, B. C.  "Pride of the West"  BRAND  OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  - ;:;    By  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money."  Prom Regina, Sask., comes a  story that will make the blood  of every British subject in Canada boil and one which should  bring to the cheeks of a pusillanimous government the blush of  shame.   Here is the story:  The most intense excitement  has been created at Blaine Lake  and vicinity, owing to the hostile attitude of. German and Aus  trian residents, who have been  able to exert sufficient pressure  upon the educational authorities  of the province to prevent a  school principal from teaching  his students to sing a patriotic  song lauding the British Empire.  In an official letter from the  Saskatchewan government, A the  teacher, an Englishman, was  threatened with the cancellation  of his certificate if he did hot  comply with the order obtained  by the German and Austrian  aliens, and cause his pupils to  desist from the singing of the  song.  He did not desist, but he is-no  longer the principal of Blaine  lake school. However, his German prosecutors Could hot prevent this same> courageous teacher donning khaki. He is now  Lieut. E. R. Johnstone, 188th battalion CEP.  Here is the song sung by the  pupils of Blaine Lake under the  instructions of their principal; E.  R: Johnstone^  Here's  to  the Pay  Once again Britain's sons are  standing side by side;   ,  The die is cast, the day has  come and the swordmust  now decide.  The German war-lord in his  pride has thrown the challenge down.  - So in the right we must fight,  for   England,   home   and  Crown.  His mad ambition we .'11 resist,  We're not afraid of his mailed  fist.     ''  Chorus:  "Here's to the day" has been  their boast;  The day has come, but not our  seeking; .%,.  Bugles.call and tbe guns are  speaking, - .   vr.'  Though our foe, with his maii-  ~ ed fist, ,-, .  Brags of what he'll do.  We. understand him fully,    .  And we'll show tbis German  bully,  - That we've got a mailed fist,  too.  Blaine Lake is a village 'of  several hundred at the north end  of" a Jake of similar name half  way between Prince Albert and  Battleford, on the Shellbrook  branch of the Canadian Northern  railway.  Two years ago E. R. Johnstone  came from England. Mr. Keith,  principal of the Estevan schools,  recommended him. and he was  made principal"of "Blaine LakeT  When the war broke out and the.  patriotic literature was being  widely circulated, the eighty-  nine pupils of Johnstone's school  wanted a new marching song. - -  Children Chose Song  Mr. Johnstone had just received new publication from England containing various patriotic  airs and after he submitted the  book to the children they finally decided on the above stirring  melody. To this tune the children marched and their martial  spirit was fired daily with its  bold sentiments.  These facts are compiled chiefly from the 'return' laid oh the  table of the legislature last  month in response to the indignation aroused by the incident,  so there can be no question of  their accuracy.  The first record evidence that  any person living in Canada  could object to this song being  sung in the public. schools is  found in a letter from Blaine  Lake, addressed to the Department of Education and signed C.  J. Vogt. It was written on letter  heads which announced that he  was the Canadian representative  of W. W. Kimball Company, organ manufacturers of Chicago.  He enclosed a copy of the song  and asked the department that  the song be not sung in the  schools.  Vogt had been bandmaster in  the Blaine Lake band. He resigned. According to a document on  the file, Vogt was asked to resign because he refused to play  ' God Save the King.' Anyway,  because of bis violent pro-German sentiments Vogt unquestionably was forced out of the band  ter of Education, at once wrote  Johnston saying: "The minister  does not think this song should  be used. If you make use of it  again your certificate will be cancelled," and adding that a petition signed by nineteen or twenty ratepayers had been received  requesting that the song be not  sung.  Johnston replied, saying: "I  may state that the song complained of is merely a patriotic  song, and is one of .the many that  js being sung and used in every  reputable British school. So far  as I am aware there are no German children in this school, and  even though there were I cannot  see there is anything in the song  that a German living under the  British flag can take exception  to. I regret that the department  has found anything in our choice  of songs to take exception to,  and I Hope this explanation will  prove satisfactory."  The .incident seemed to be  closed, but Vogt and other Germans and Austrians did not intend to close it so easily. The  Courier, a German weekly at Regina, took the subject up, and  denounced Johnstone and all others for daring to sing in the  schools anything that would  "hurt the feelings of Germans  and Austrians." The Courier is  a powerful political organ. It is  edited by a man who arrived direct   from   Prussia three   years  ago-  This organ published many  communications from the Germans around Blaine Lake. One  letter given much prominence  was from Peter J. Epp7 a German preacher, in which he related the story of. the song being  taught the pupils and said the  teacher had been "reprimanded"  and had ceased for a while, but  that now the song was again be-  in? sung amid cheers.  The department of education  sent a school inspector to the  scene, a German, to investigate  and report on the situation. A  meeting of the trustees was  held, and he demanded that the  song be not sung again until the  facts* were laid before the government. Johnston refused to  comply ahd the trustees refused  to interfere in his administration.  Then the government sent ,the  Hon. George Langley,. Minister of  Municipalities, and a native, of  London, Eng., to discuss the subject with Johnstone.. Mr. Langley  is a very diplomatic man, and  he argued with. Johnstone that  he should "consider the feelings  of- the German-Canadians.  Johnstone couldn't see it that  way. - These German-Canadians.  Huh! I know no patriotism with  a hyphen in it," .replied Johnstone.  The interview was not a success. Obviously this young Britisher had some ideas of his own.  But threatening letters from the  governnient were being received  weekly, and the citizens concluded that they should take  some steps to protect this vigorous young patriot when he was  being menaced by the alien enemies of the empire right at  home���������------ ���������     __   ���������  R. B. Homer, Reeve, sent a petition containing probably 100  names of prominent people  (there are less than 600 persons in the village), to Premier Scott, who urged that the  department not interfere with  Johnstone's administration of the  school, and especially not with  his  sohgX  In reply to this communication" there is a copy of the Hon.  Walter Scott's reply to Reeve  Homer on fyle in which the Premier says:  "The very fact that the song in  question has aroused disturbance  and bitterness in you/ district  convinces me that the use of it  in that community of mixed national origins has been unwise;  Will I be going too far if I express the hope that the bone of  contention which has caused  friction may be so treated by  both sides as to leave no room  for further interference by the  department?" X  The receipt of this letter from  the Premier was the cause of  furious indignation in Blaine  Lake, .Where, as the reeve said,  "nearly every ratepayer in this  district has signed the petition  that would leave the young English teacher free to have a" patriotic song sung by the, pupils."  A great mass meeting was held  and many speeches made.  In spite of this patriotic demonstration the Germans and the  Austrians of the vicinity were  able to bring more pressure to  bear at Regina. They even sent  another German inspector to the  town to see if the teacher had  concluded to suppress his.patriotism. He had not. Then it was  thafr he  received  a  final. word  QUIETLY, QUICKLY. SMOOTHLY. YOUR  HOUSEHOLD GOODS ARE MOVED  Without any fuss, any disturbance, -without breaking or losing am,  valuable furniture or bric-a-brac BECAUSE CAMPBELL MAKES II  A BUSINESS TO MOVE GOODS THAT WAY.  The big CAMPBELL "Car Vans" are heavily padded inside and  completely enclosed, affording absolute protection. Only skillful, intellfl  gent movers handle your goods. . AND the charge is surprisingly small  Phone Seymour 7360 for full particulars.  (AMPBEXL$TORACE(OiMPANY  JEST AMD LARGEST IN WESTEPfr* CANADA  T^owe_Seymour73<K) Office 857 BEATTY_4SrraEEt  Office Phone:   Seymour   8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture Manufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters, Show Cases      ,  Fainting, Paperhanglng and Kalsomloing  Shop: 1065 Dunsmuir St Vancouver, B. O.  August H. Ball, deputy minis- from the deputy minister, A. H.  Banish Corns and Sore Feet  in Leckie Boots  When your feet slip into a LECKIE they  feel at ease at once. The style is there, too, and  wear! well just make your next pair of boots  LECKIES* and compare them with any boots  you have ever worn before.  LECKIE BOOTS  come in all styles and sizes and your shoe dealer  wilL be "glad to try them on your feet. Don't  forget���������they're made in B. C���������name stamped  on each pair.  AT ALL DEALERS  Ball". That,"too, is on fyle, and  he says again, repeating a previous threat, "Discontinue the  singing of the~sohg in question,  or your certificate will be cancelled  at once." -  Johnstone concluded that it  would be the proper thing and  afford excellent food for reflection among the alien foes who  had caused him so much censure,  if he joined the array, and he  did. Now he is a lieutenant in  the 188th, and sajrs he hopes soon  to be in a position to do more  than sing patriotic songs.  WHERE THE WOfcUTS  VESSELS COAT.  There are about one hundred  and forty coaling-portss scattered  over the seven seas, from Panama, lying in strategic position  at the Canal entrance, to the remote South Se.*\ Tsland port of  Apia, but there are none so essential to shipping and none so  celebrated on all the waterfronts  of the world, as Gibraltar, Port  Said, Colombo, Singapore, 'and  Nagasaki, on the main trade route  to the Orient. For ships London  bound on the long, eleven-thousand-mile voyage from the far  east, necessary stops are regularly made at these ports by both  cross sea liners and plodding  cargo-carriers. Port Said was  'i.nheard of, and Nagasaki was  unvisited by the seafaring men  of the full-rigger age, for trade  routes and ships have changed  since the ten-clipper left Wham-  poa. and made London without  calling at... a port. The present-  day mail-steamer,; making eighteen knots an hour, is unable to  carry, sufficient coal for an eleven-thousand-mile passage without renewing the supply in way-  ports"; and the modern tramp  steamer, built to carry as much  cargo as can be stowed; and  barely enough coal to drive the  engines from one coaling-port.-. to  the next, is in the same predicament. Huge supplies of coal are  kept in all these ports for the  needs of. arriving shipping. .At  Port Said, for instance, a million  tons of coal are landed each year  froml colliers which daily arrive  from England to supply the  shipping which passes through  the Suex canal. X  Wherever there ist a coaling-  port, there the trade routes gather. On the " Track Chart for  full-powered steam vessels," pub  lished by the Hydrographic office, Washington, the .trade routes  which cross the great expanse  of the/Pacific radiate in air directions, like the spokes of a^-  gtwtic wheel,Jrom .eafeh-of-the  island ports of Honolulu, of Apia  and of Tahiti. Shoreward they  are directed to San Francisco^ to  Panama, and to Valparaiso; and,  on the Asiatic side of the Pacific  all routes lead to Nagasaki in  the north, and to Sydney in the  south. Similarly, in the South Atlantic oct-an there are established  for the use of steamers plying  the routes of these waters, coaling-stations of. large importance  at the otherwise remote parts of  Santa Cruz de Teneriffe, at the  Cape Yerde Islands,-at Ascension.  Island, and at St Helena, all of  them inland sports lying well  away from the African coast.  Teneriffe is a reular coaling-port  on the route to all African ports  from "the Ivory Coast to Cape  Town; and the Cape Verde Islands. These parts are on the  cross-sea highways of the  the world's . commerce; from  stretch the by-paths and to them  come the coastwise routes.���������Geo.  Harding, in Harper's Magazine  for June.  Foggs (in London for the first  time)---Hi, policeman, I've just  missed my wife. If she should  come along will you ask her to  wait here for me?  Policeman���������But how am I to  know her?  Foggs���������Ah, to be sure, hadn't  thought of. that. Well, tell her-  not to wait.  ^VPWiP,������Wh*f;'.  acca  HOME  TO BENT  For Bent���������6 room, modern house,  Balsam street, Kerriadale; lawn,  flowers, garden, chicken run, fenced  and newly decorated. Garden in first  rate shape, small fruits, roses, etc.  Bent, $16 per month. Box A., Western  Call.  I.:-"

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