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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 29, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Capt. Billy Bishop is Canada's Best Aviator ^,,. _-____- . , . ., As a Boy He Was Trying to Build Aeroplanes, and He Comes of Fighting Blood-Only Living Man Who Has theV.C.,D.S.O.,andM.C. J W tiy W. C. A. MOFFATT. .. AR la u' gamo, awesome, terrible anil devastating, and to excel Di it the ability1 to think quickly and utilize both heod lislng young Kingston cadet and to xnd hands nro essential, ,' It Is because ho thinks a little faster than the other fellow and, os ho wrote to his father, does -hi* fighting with his bend, that Capt.W. A. Bishop, now acknowledged to be (Canada's greatest aviator ,hna won �the Victoria Cross end � the ID 1 s 11 n gulshcd j Service Order, the three highest nwnrds within the power ot the Sovereign to bc-etow. Now that . this coveted C�P*- B,,h�P-V-Cl reward has been granted Captain Bishop la tho only man living who wan won the Jthree greatest decorations obtainable from tho British Crown. In more than 70 air combats ho has grappled with the foe, and to his credit the War Ot-co has chalked up at least 36 Ger- "Hojer." For tho suggestion that opened to him the doors of Kingston College, Cnpt. Bishop owes thanks to his brother, Worth, formerly prom- man aeroplanes and two bnlloons. |Theso he Is known to have accounted ifor. How many others he has sent crashing to destruction may only be feucssed at. *  But on water and on land Canadians, since hostilities commenced, *have shown themselves tho equal, of Jthe world'* best belligerents. In.tho nlr, too. their work has been of a jhlghly mcritorloua order, and it is no email honor for the Dominion to to able to claim, even, without having fits own distinctive service, an airman *whoso exploits havo �et all England .talking. In tho present war four great' bird-men have been discovered. Germany {has its Imraclmaun, a brave man and a daring fighter, even though a Hun. France has Its Guynemer-Its bc-Jloved "Georges," firoud possessor, Iboy though ho Is, of the War Cross Iwlth its 22 palms. In brave young Icaptaln Ball, dauntless youth of 19, 'England, recognized her foremost jflghtcr of tho clouds and to his Imemory a statue is being erected In Nottingham. But for none of them jdocs Capt. 'Billy jMshop havo to !stand aside. Only 22 years of age is this splendid young Owen Sound 'aviator,'but already, within the �j course of half as many months as ho has years, has ho reached a pinnacle of famo to which few men have been privileged to attain. Come* of Good Stock LIKE tho majority of heroes, Billy Bishop led an ordinary lifo up . until tho time he started carving .out a name for himself thousands of  feet above torra firma. Contrary to ' general expectations, the' Bishop family was not militarily Inclined. . True, Bill did attend the Royal Mill-" .' tary Collego at Kingston, but that I was just an accident; Had he shown � any marked liking for text books and tho three R's ho would undoubtedly have been left unmolested at tho , Public school In Owen Sound. As it was, ho was, In his parents' estimation, altogether too fond of out-door i games, so in order to give him what j he wanted and in the hope that the I competition at the R.M-C. might be ' beneficial, he was packed off to be 1______ day a. major on headquaitersvetaff at London. To hit training, at' tho R.M.C., where ho drilled; studied, played football and achieved- considerable reputation as an amateur pugilist, Cnpt. Bishop may attribute somo of his success as an aviator, but In handing out credit, it must not be forgotten that both his parents nro of tho United Empire Loyalist stock. Away back on the mother's side tho family was Irish and the Bishops, just as far back, were English, but is the boast of Mr. W. A. Bishop, of the County of Grey, and father of Capt. Billy, that for 100 years back tho family has been Canadian. As for Copt. Bishop's boyhood days there is nothing out of the ordinary to bo chronicled. In one way, though, ho was different, and that was In hlB love for tinkering with what he chose to term flying machines. In the backyard ot his homo young Bishop built, or attempted to build, a machine that would fly, nnd now that the would-bo inventor has become famous It is scarcely betraying a confidence to state that he promised a school-girl friend that , some time he would take her for a ride in his machine. It Is also known that on one occasion he set up a model 1 of a flying machine which he sent to England to have fashioned into something tangible. The little device came back to him in finished form and from then on the maid at the Bishop home was kopt busy picking up the articles which the diminutive aeroplane knocked from the shelves in its somewhat erratic flights around tho room. In anything that looked like a flying machine young Bishop was interested. He Talks Little F his own exploits Capt. Bishop talks very little. After he had won lils D.S.O. he told of being in a fight wi'th two ener.iy machines when three others jumped on him from ambush behind a cloud. When the official story was given out mention was made of seven hostile 'planes, not five. In his latest ietter homo he had hinted at being In line for his majority nnd tho command of a squadron, but, despite the fact that Sir Robert Borden has congratulated his father and ho has himself been tho recipient of numerous congratulations, having been twice congratulated by two generals In two days, tho aviator has so far said nothing whatever abuul 11.o V.C. It was likely with tho idea of relieving his family's anxiety that Captain Billy wrote: "Don't worry about me. I'm not taking any chances-just doing my fighting with my head." Ho did, though, go so far in one of his latest letters as to tell his father that ho had received from Sir Douglas Halg, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in the field, a copy of .the official announcement of one of his exploits (likely tho one which won him hla V.C.) in the corner of which was the business-like inscription "Fine performance. Heartiest congratulations, D, H." HUNS SET PRICE ON RAEMAEKERS Trie World's Greatest Cartoonist Offended That Only 12.000 Marks !s Offered. Dutch Artist Wants to Make the .World Realize What This War Means. 7,011 is Itacmakcrs. GERMANY'S NEW FOREIGN MINISTER Von Kuehlmann Is a Submissive Bureaucrat, Content to Execute Emperor's Orders. M* SPAHN AT 71 IS JUSTICE MINISTER Germany Has Little to Hope From Man Who Is Pro-S nounced Reactionary, --r DR. PETER SPAHN, who at the age of 71 years has been made German Minister of Justice, Is not tho man, It is generally felt, to bring about a change of tho Prussian policy even had he a free hand. Ho was a member of the Reichstag for thirty-three years, . and during this long period tho mouth-piece ot tho re actlonary wing of tho Centrum, as tho Catholic party Is called In Germany, He made common cause with tho Conservatives. When he entered pub llo life the "Kulturkampf," during which the Centrum stood out In strong opposition to Bismarck, was over, except for tho anti-Jesuit lav/ that has recently been revoked. Dr. Bpahn is best known for his utterance: "The non-commissioned officer Is the representative of God." By this phrase he attempted to ex cuse the maltreatment of Gcrmin sol dlers by their superiors when the matter came up In the Reichstag, and all parties except the Conservatives and Dr| Spahn's followers were up in arms against what was termed "an infamous scandal." * *� An eminent jurist, but of outspoken formal tendencies, Bpahn was rapidly promoted after he had entered- tho service of the State, He was associate Judge of the Kelchsgerelcht (the highest court of the German empire) before being- appointed Ober-UndesgeriohtspraMident (presiding judge of a Court of Appeals); he was also a member of the committee that grafted, the German civil law, A SCOTCH RETORT SCOTSMAN born and bred, BIr Henry Oliver, the new Deputy-Chief of the recently reorganised Ad. miralty, has a rare fund of Scotch stories. One of the best concerns a certain beadle whose duty it was to show visitors over the remains of an old abbey, "somewhere beyond the Tweed." On one occasion he had performed this scrvlco for a lady who, on leaving him at tho churchyard gate, rewarded him only with barren thanks. Whereupon the canny Scot remarked: "Wed, my leddy, when ye gang name, If ye fin' oot that ye have lost your purse, ye maun recollect that, ye haVna had it oot here." R. RICHARD VON KUEHLMANN, who has been appointed German Secretary of Foreign Affairs, succeeds Dr. Alfred ":mmciman, noted for the Mexican Japanese Intrigue against tho United States. Like his predecessor, he is described as a submissive bureaucrat of tho diplomatic service content to execute tho orders of his superiors. The German Empire has no minis try, only a Chancellor whose immediate subordinates, the chiefs of the different departments, are known as Secretaries of State. Only a strong and exceptionally able Secretary of Foreign Affairs, such as Baron Mar schall was under tho Soldier-Chan ccllor von Caprlvi, could, it has been pointed out, even influence the foreign policy of Germany to a moderate extent. And Kuehlmann is not generally considered the man to do it, He belongs to that part of the wealthy aristocracy tho principle ambition of which Is to become obedient officers of the army or navy, or not less obedient public officials. They are different than "tho self-conscious and stiff-necked landed junkers.'* Secretary Kuehlmann is alleged to favor tho re-establishment of friendly relations with Great Britain and to be opposed to tho ruthless U-boat war fare. That is considered less surprls ing when it is recollected that he married Miss Margaret von Stumm a relative of the late steel magnate of Saarbruecken and Neunklrchcn and is, therefore, financially inter ested in the speedy economic recon struction of Germany and of her com merce, nfter the restoration of peace, Nevertheless, he accepted the post of Foreign Secretary under Chancellor Dr. Michaelis, who must be regarded as the confidential man of the reactionary, pan-German Junker clique who, in their blind hatred of anything liberal, apparently aim at the destruction of Great Britain at any price. While the Chancellor is the manikin of Field Marshal Hindenburg and General Lucdendorff and their backers, Kuehlmann, It Is contended, will bo tho puppet of Michaelis. AH his life a bureaucrat, Kuehlmann executed orders without regard to consequences. While Ambassador to Constantinople he managed the plot by which the former German cruisers "Gotten" and "Breslau" attacked Russian Black Sea ports, without the knowledge of the Turkish Government, and brought about the entrance of the "Sick Man" into the war. His task was facilitated by his thorough knowledge of the Turkish language. Kuehimr.nn was born In 1873 at Constantinople, where his father was Director General of the Anatolian Railway, 'ij&tiU- HE SIZES UP KAISER OUI8 RAEMAEKKR now in America, snys he Is humiliated to think that Germany 'am; set a mere 12,000 marks on his head. Rncmacker is the world's most famous cartoonist. His cartoons acorn and scourge tho Hun blonde beast in unmerciful fashion. Tho Kaiser would like to get his hands on the clever Dutch artist whoso drawings have stirred the world. American Interviewers regard Rne-maekers not morely as a cartoonist, but as an apostle of the war to make the world safe from democracy. lie appeared to a representative of the New York Tribune "not as a newspaper cartoonist, not entirely ns a hard, vengeful fighter, but as prophet as well-a Peter tho Hermit of crayon and drawing-Ink." Ever since the early months of the war we have been becoming more and more familiar and Imprcsed with his drawings, and now he comes to America in person to draw pictures here, as lie frankly avows, to mnko us realize what it means to be at war. Personally he is described by the Tribune representative as a little man whoso face is mild in repose, with a red, mottled complexion, and hardens only when ho speaks of Germany. Tills Informant proceeds: He is not nervous, but hiR hands are never BtiU-tne slim, delicate hands of the artist. Always, as he talks, they move. It is as it they were ever eager to continue the work to which ho has given his life-as, if, since they have begun striking at Germany with their terrlblo' skill, they have no desire to rest until the job Is done. "Beat Him Over the Head" MrpHESE are tho hands that first JL set the stain of Belgium upon tho escutcheon of Prussia. They have opened the eyes of tho neutral world to the horror that is Gorman war. They have painted the hypocrisy and cruelty and treachery that is Prussia In its true light. They have drawn the Kaiser, Von Tirpltz, Hollweg, and the other war-lords as civilisation must learn to see them. "And they belong to a man, insignificant in stature, mild of face, rather shy In manner, and yet a fighter for all that men hope to preserve-> a hard, bitter, unrelenting warrior from his little feet, in their grey spats, to shining nair of his round head." The New York Globe quotes him as admitting that his mother was a German and as disavowing that he is an anti-German fanatic. Ho can understand that there are many good citizens among the united States German population, but tho Germans who came out In 1818 and 1864 and immediately after tho Franco-Prussian War are a "different breed from the Prussian superman." Ho says also that if all the Hohcnzollern dynasty should die to-day and Scheldemann or even Liebnecht should become President of a German Republic to-morrow, it would not alter G/ermany, for- " 'Germany is an idea. The modern German has been so insistently and methodically taught that he is a superman, chosen by God to impose his will on the world, that he believes Kerensky, "Son ot Russia," Modest But a Man of Fire Young Statesman Who Is Hope of Nation 7 hrillingly Described. T/ ILL, YET HE LIVES ON Dr. Charles Kramnr. Kramer Release Is Significant His Liberation a Part of Systematic Peace Campaign Austria Is Conducting. E3 Buoyed Up by Spiritual Exaltation-How He Conquered Over a "Coward." Mr. Arzuliicff, special staff correspondent of the. 1'ctrorrrait "Ifcteh," uecam panted Kerenskil on his lour of the northern front hist June. Perhaps ho more aiilhoritatiee, yennine, and inlerrstinn description of Kerenskil nt his i/rent task tins pet been irrUten. The following is a special translation of portions of Arzuliieffs sketch' ., w MPEROR CHARLES, of Austria, lias recently adopted a concilla-ti>i->- policy toward Bohemia. Disregarding the energetic protests of the GermanophllcB the young ruler of the Dual Monarchy pardoned a number of Bohemian, or Czech, political prisoners. Among these was Dr. Charlesi Krnmar, one of the most Illustrious sons of Bohemia, a leading spirit in the Czech national movement. Dr. lira ma r's return journey from prison was reported last week to have become a triumphal march through Bohemia, with hundred* of thousnnds of his compatriots welcoming him bark to freedom. Dr. Kramnr is a statesman of the first rank. He was arrested shortly after the outbreak of the present war, charged with high treason, nnd sentenced to death; but this sentence was later commuted to fifteen years of penal servitude. The main charge against Krnmar was based upon his endeavors to bring about a rapprochement between the Czechs and Russians. Until his liberation he was incarcerated at hard labor in the Moellersdorf prltion. He was freed by tho Austrian Government as a matter of political expediency in an endeavor to conciliate  the Czechs, who nro in open rebellion against the Government, demanding complete Independence. His liberation Is also considered a part of tho systematic campaign Austria Is conducting for a separate peace, and Is intended to prove that Austria is capable of reform. Tho Czechs, however, are said to maintain an uncompromising attitude against Austria, and Kramar himself is as strongly anti-Austrian as he ever was, if not more so; imprisonment did not soften his opposition to Austrian policies. For Kramar, as well as for most Czechs, a demand for the liberation of Bohemia means complcto independence and the dismemberment of Austria. She Ought to Know ''I � QHARLES, aged five, having been told that baby sister had just arrived from heaven, marched into the room and said: "Now, Miss Baby, tell us all about heaven 'fore you forget If* .j , , , , i King George Goes Fishing * N article In a French paper describing King George salmon fishing i J\ is too good to be lost. It runs (In translation): r * "Ho Is an angler of the first force,'this King of Britain, Behoh? him there, as he fits motionless under bis umbrella patiently regarding his many-eelored floats! How obstinately he contends with the elements 1 It Is a summer day ot Britain; that is to say, a day of sleet, and tog, and tempest. But what would you? It is as they love it, those who would follow the sport. Presently the King's float begins1 to descend. Mon dleu! But how he strikes! The hook is implanted In the very bowels ot the salmon. The King rises. He spurns aside his footstool. He strides strongly and swiftly toward the rear. In good time the salmon comes to approach himself %o the bank. Aha! The King has cast aside his rod. He hurls himself flat on the ground on his victim. They splash and 5 struggle in the icy water. Name of a dog! But it is a braw laddie! The gillie, a kind of outdoor domestic, administers the coup de grace with his pistol. The King cries with a, very shrill voice, 'Hip! Hip! Hurrah!' On these red letter days His Majesty George dines on a haggis and a whiskey grog. Like a true Scotsman, he wears only a kilt." I need not add that;the description Is meant to be most complimentary to the King, In spit* of the lively Imagination ot the writer.--From tho Westminster OasftU. . ... i.-- ......� :,. ''>'.. It with all his heart. He never doubts it. The German Socialist is no exception. "'There is only one way to reach the modern German. Beat him over the head. He understands nothing else. The world must go <�'. beating him ov�r the head until he says "Enough." Otherwise tho world can never live with him. " 'There are only two real things in the world to-day-most awful Prussian despotism pitted against democracy and liberty for civilization. You over nere have photographs, movies, and reports- I have seen what It Is With my eyes. Six weeks I passed at the English and French fronts under permit. I know what war means, X have talked with the mo then, with the fathers ot the warring populations. I know what they think about their girls who have been taken to Germany to work in the fields, aa the Boches say. Work in the flsldsl The German officers can select their, "orderlies" from the girls ofUlle, Showing Up the Kaiser 1 IN the meager comment he makes on his ovn work, he says in The Evening Pott that first he finds out what is happening, and then draws It ta explain It to the people "all over the world and give them the whole story itt one picture," and he pro tedst 'I read from the news of all the weili), then try and combine the whole situation- I must simplify the picture of tho history ot the moment. Every day we aro making a living history. Let tho Waterloos rest. "We must take care of to-day. I am working to make the greatest number of people in tho world understand tho struggle for liberty-not the street man alone, nor tho professor, but everybody. Sometimes tho more educated will understand bettor than the man. In the street; sometimes tho man in tho street will know better. And please mako understanding' (the phrase Is Raemae-ker's very own )'thnt . am not trying to bo witty or trying .for personal success as an artist or a cartoonist. I want people to know, to think, to see the war as It is. "' I want tho world to know the Kaiser as he Is.' (Racmaekcrs has never soen the Kaiser, but has studied the man for years, so that it a current talk that there is not an artist who depicts Wilhelm more correctly than he docc-even friends of the Kaiser have admitted as much.) I havo studied his doings, and the doing of the Crown Prince, so that I know them Inside and out. Sketch the Kaiser In words? Well, he is a vcrsutllo man, a man who, I believe, exactly fits the description his father gave of him: "Be careful of Wilhelm, because ho is just aB stupid as he Is square-headed. He has a religious mania, is full of bigotry and conceit."' A TITLED TILLER JjADY MABEL SMITH, of Balnea Hall, near Sheffield, sister of Erirl Fttzwtlllam, Who offered her services! as a road laborer and sub sequent'y acted as a dairymaid on a Yorkshire farm, is now organizing a body of women to cultivate a plot of land she has acquired. Potatoes, cabbages, peas, beans, and lettuces will be grown, and the cultivators will purchase them at cost price for use In their own households. VP TO THE SCRATCH. ypiEN the wife wants pin money her husband has to come up to J the Berate^ " * .' By F. AUTZUHIRKF. Ill) is he'.' Merely tho "ma-thematica! point of Russian Uonapnrtlsm," or truly a man of fate, a providential messenger, possessing tho power, strength and desire to tear asunder tho vicious circle of tragic paradoxes in which we are all entangled? Over this question all literato Russia is pondering tu-dny. Tho intense eagerness with which tho public fol-lluws every word ot Kerensky is significant. For, whatever attitude you assume toward him, he, in all events, is the last card ot revolutionary statesmanship. It he is overthrown, or if ho falls of himself, then tho Russian revolution and tho Russian Idea of Htato would be completely separated. That crack which has already occurred In their union would extend throughout the national organism. -\nd then we could neither escape bloody anarchy, nor a severe dictatorship, nor tho restoration of tho monarchy in some form or another. The fourth day of June, 11 o'clock tho evening. At a side entrance of the Warsaw railroad station In Petrogrnd are gathered to bid farewell to tho Minister tho political powers of to-day, whose authority comes neither from God nor from a czar, but from the revolution and tho masses. Suddenly shafts of bright light fall on tho sidewalk. The guard is saluting. Tho crowd is petrified-Kerensky is here. He is dressed seml-milltarlly, A red coat, not unlike tho French uniform, yellow boots, and a soft cap without insignia. "Tho supreme authority is dressed in a jacket and is unarmed," Kerensky said of himself in one of hla recent speeches. But this unarmed authority Is bent upon becoming a real genuine rower. It is said Kerensky is a sick man, bo has tuberculosis of tho kidneys, one of his kidneys has already been cut out, he lives only because of a continuous spiritual exaltation, nnd when that flame, on account of physiological causes, is extinguished, tho political career of the national tribuno will also end. Perhaps. I don't know. But, Judging by appearance, Kerensky does not create tho impression of a sick man. A Peculiar Eloquence KERENSKY would leave his car, receive the greetings and make a speech, practically tho same everywhere. Tho clocjuenco of Kerensky Is a peculiar eloquence. Ho does not at all descend to tho illiterate audiences. Ho uses too many foreign words. Ho expresses his thoughts too abstractly. In consequence it seems to mo tho exact meaning of his speeches escapes tho vast majority of soldiers. But Kerensky Is' a great master at communicating his psychic state to his audience. It happened more than once that the light-minded and indifferent curiosity of a crowd which poured out to eye the new War Minister turned into stormy enthusiasm after several phrases uttered by him. Kerensky very seldom speaks of the land that ought to pass into possession of the peasants, and never promises a speedy peace at all costs. On the contrary, ho always demands discipline, self-sacrifice and realization of duty. And, nevertheless, his words ignito like fire. ... , Tho name of Kerensky Is popular not so much with tho dark and uj- , norant soldiers of the rank and file, ! who aro tho easy prdy of tho first j skilled agitator, as with tho Intellectuals of tho army, such as tho student volunteers, tho educated regulars, the medical assistants, the lieutenants who have risen from the peasantry end laboring class and, finally, tho enormous majority of young officers, iln tho midst of these men Kerensky is adored, almost worshipped. Tho adjutant of Kerensky told me that the War Minister is somewhat depressed by the ovations continuously showered upon him. Tills pomp, this constant, solemn celebration accompanying his daily life and acts, do not delight him at all, Ho would bo more pleased if his personality provoked less idolizing. Weighs Soldier's Helmet 10 aiTlvor at tho firing line. Our curs stop. Kerensky, at bis Premier Kerensky of liussia. w usual pane, races toward tho communication trench. Soldiers aro running townr d us from all directions. In vain does General Dndko-Dmltrieft plead with them to disperse in order not to attract the Germans' attention. They retreat a little, then surge forward again close to Kerensky, :lnd stare at him with eager, pressing scrutiny. Ono soldier wears a helmet of French appearance. Kerensky is Interested in the helmet. He takes it off tho soldier and weighs It in his h:i ml. "Heavy, isn't it?" be Inquires. "No, not :it nil, your .  . ." The soldier hesitates, not knowing how to address this strange visitor In the trenches, whom everybody is honoring so much. "It is very light, indeed, Sir General." "I am not a. general, but a comrade," corrects Kerensky. Tho soldier's features melt into a confused smile. Ho carefully takes his helmet from tho Wnr Minister's hands ns if it were a very fragile and precious thing, and for a long while dnreH not to put it on his head. Kerensky mado his speeches to tho trenches, too. Of course, in the rear trenches, but under the accompaniment of gunfire, within a kilometre or so of tho aroused enemy. Most of the soldiers listened to tho War Minister with unconcealed approval. But onco ho stumbled against an opponent. It happened thus: A certain regiment was considered "ill." Cases of fraternization occurred in its ranks. It was a regiment that needed special attention. They surrounded him in a wide, solid circle. And he rose to speak. He spoke the same old wends. How sweet the long-awaited liberty that came to us was, and how carefully we should guard it, strengthen It and defend it, voluntary submitting to discipline, dictated not by fear, but by a realization of one's duty-When ho finished, a soldier who sat In the front row, asked: "Permit me to find out what ono should do in order to fortify this very liberty. Perhaps you would start an offensive?" Kerensky explained that to strengthen liberty means, first of all, to organize. It was necessary to elect committees which would cooperate- with tho officers' staff, and these wore to decide together upon an offenslvo then it would be necessary to obey and advance. "If we were to advance," said the soldier coolly nnd" with conviction, wo would he slaughtered. And the dead, what do they need liberty for? Corpses want neither land nor freedom." A Thrilling Moment KERENSKY staggered as If struck in the face. A shiver ran through tho entire audience. Kerensky nnd the 3oldier faced each other. The embodiment of idealism and the embodiment of materialism, tho two measured ono another with their eyes, as if before a duel. "Comrades!" be.gan Kerensky. "What's the use of arguing?" interrupted the soldier sharply and insolently, in an entirely different tone than before. "Peace, this la what we want, a speedy peace!" Somo sympathetic voices could ba heard murmuring in tho rear rows. Another moment and the mujlk will havo triumphed . over the Russian revolution- "Silence when tho War Minister speaks!" All grew still, expectant, petrified. It seoms as it one could hear the hearts hnmrner In their chests. "Colonel, aid Kerensky. choking, take this man" ... .... "and shoot him, It suggested to one's mind. The mood of the moment was such that no one would have been surprised to hear such words, but no. . . "and to-morrow issue nn order that he be driven out of tho ranks of tho Russian army. He Is a coward. Ho is unworthy to defend Russian soli- He can go home." And then a whole torrent ot phrases, cutting, smarting, like the blows of a whip. Coward! Coward; Coward! Kerensky repeated the word with rapid intoxication. The face of the soldier grew pallid; it became nshon-gray. He began to fall side-wise, sinking lower nnd lower, and finally crashed to the ground- There he lay unconscious. Idealism had conquered materialism. Tho revolution has reduced to nothing tho crafty mujlk. At that moment, I for tho first time, began to believe in the power ot tho word. Kerensky was all in perspiration. Apparently hia victory was not, cheaply bought. But the Impression produced by this incident on the other soldiers was enormous. Tho ("ill" regiment became healthy. ;