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natsed as Seond-Olmas Matter, Desember 18, 1917, at the Postoiec ait Batte, Mentana Under Act of March 8, 1879. PHONES: Business Office, 52; Editorial Rooms, 293 UsIsNEUsU OFCTOE AND EDITORIAL ROOMS, 161 SOUTH iD giSTRET S.OBS(RIIPTION BATES: One Month ..............$.............1.00 Six Months ........................$5.00 Three Months ...................$2.75 By the Year ........... .....$9.50 The Daily Bulletin is on sale every day at the following places in Butt;. Jacquea Drug Co., Harrison and Cobban Depot Drug Store, 828 East Front St. George A, Ames, Jr., 816 1 2 N. Main St. P. 0. News Stand, West Park St. International News Stand, S. Arizona St. Palace of Iweets, Mercury and Main Ste. Harkins' Grocery, 1028 Talbot Avc. Everybody's News Stand, 215 S. Montana Helena Confectionery, 785 East Park St. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1919. --.wt- ;r SIGN UP! Come down to the Bulletin office and sign a monthly pledge :-: :-: :.: THE MIYTHICAL PUBLIC. Lately a new element has appeared to claim recognition as a party in the settlement of any diffet'reences that tend to divide tie. eniployer and em pl ye. li years gone by when any division was mentioned ill the niakeup of industry's llllman elements iut' two elements were spoken of, namely, capital and lalbor. For.some reason or other the elemeint of the piublic has been presented by someone or some interest to claim its share and its rights in any controversy that. onies up to disturb indus trial affairs. Just what distinguishes the public group fromn the labor and capital group has not been fully defined as yet. It seems to be the idea of many that. the two grloups, capital and labor, do not provide a place for every eleinent of our citizenship. In other words, they think that there are some people among our citizenship that cannot be classified as either capitalists or laborers. If the trulh is told, thiis group called the public is composed of men who are afflicted with so much false pride and cheap vanity that they hesitate to join the labor group, to which they rightfully belong, or it is composed of men who are rightfully a lart of the capitalistic group, but are of that type who dislike to align themselves with it. No man among the masses, who is fully awake to his status in industry, can be misled by this reference to the public. The public is nothing more nor less thani the masses, and the masses are the people who have for years suffered at the hands of the minorily group. the capitalists, who, in modern terms, are known as pro'iteers. A man is either a slave to the cap italistic group or lie is a member of that group. if' he is not a member of that groupl he is a. member of the labor group, re gardless of his vanity or pride. Those who rightfully belong td the labor gronup but are not miembers of' the organiized labor unions are cotntiioimally prolfiting' by the efforts oi these or ganized bodies. The difference betweren the organized worker land the worker who is not organized, iii his reltltioln to capital, exists onlly in the advanttages the orgaiiized worker has in fiight ing his battles. If a mani works to suipport. liimself atnd kind and permits his fellow mailn to do likewise, withotut ati.tempting p)er'secution, lie is a. nenimber of the labor gr'oup. If a mall works to suppl.ort hiinsellf without regard for his kind and ,who alsq profits by the efforts of his fellow mani when the oppor tluity- ermits :ai oleration often attrributed to sluperior, men tal equiilpmen t instead of to itferi ifor amorlality ) he is a membetr of' the despised capitalistic grouilp, aiid ino attempt. onl the pairt of any interest to classify him with a public gTroiup will fool the malll w\vho is class c('ilscious. The industrial cotnferenice was compllosed of these three groups, caital, labor ndi( public. Capital is repri'esented by such imenl as lockefeller. Labor is representted by such men as Golmpers. Publie is represenited by suchi mlen as (Iaryl-. A school boy can tell you that Hockefeller is a natutil representa live of organlized capllital. he ca iaillso oell you that.t Gomnpers is a natul'ral representatilive of oarglanized laborl, bIut Ihe must stland aside and give place to the erudite college plrofessori. tho imaster of glib phrases, to defie ithe It rule that sepuirates iNary froiii llockel'eller anid places them in supaposedly dit'fereiit gi'uillis. (ial'v is ats plainily a i'repr'esentative of organ ized eapi ial as licket'eller. atn if' (I l'ry is replesentative of thlit group called public. so is lHoekefe'ller. It foll,'ows then that if' those iiterests rcesollisible for the cleaitionl of the idlea of' the element 1' public ill industrial dislputes are siincere ini their efforts to Jipromote fair play they wou\\ d hiave choseni for the public's rep resetitative one other tha lii ary, who so plainly reptresenilts the sainc ( class thlit Rockefeleler does. \e eed no other demon str'ation of' aury's classifl'ication thou his iatlitude toward the steel workers ill the str'ike that is nitow iii priogiress. It is plaitnly evident that the creatiuonu of thie idea of the puI blic grToup ill induit strial Ilisputiles is but aniother' attempt to hoodlwitnk the long-sultffering w\\orker' into a belief that justice will lie renider'ed to his caii se by his iieely haiiniig failh aundi trust ill the political fakers. who hlave hlinig held the reins of' gLvern'lmllllelnt. If' the worker' allow\\s himselfl' to be goiverned by any dec-ision ,of' these three groulps, thliat is not ratified by labor ill its en tirety, lie is doing no.thinig mitorie than playing in a. game in which the cardis alre stlokeled--not by any tneli"s a new role for the wotrket. JACKSON'S POLITICAL OBITUARY. (lii life's highway there is a tuirniig of' the ways. a point at which all wh-ii travel reuist wade thirough tihe pool of' doubt. and take onle or the other of' the highway's branches. One side of' the sigiiboard at this turninig of' the ways is mLarked ''Success:" the other. 'Failulre. Thie road to success is lark alid gloomny at its source, but becomes bi'ighteir as thle pilgr'im progresses. The road to failure is brilliantly lighted at its source, but becomnes dai'kler atd mol'e gltoomyl a,' the pilgVl'iim proeeds on his wa'y. Joseph i. Jacklsorn, recently counity attorney of Silver Ieow' 'county, and now judge of the district court,. last night had pt'qgressed so f'ar on life's highway as to) reach the turning of the ways. lie wadted through the putIl of doubt and, like his Loriginal progenitor, hie listenied to the tempter alnd chose the Ibrilliuntly-lighted road to failure. When, otl Thlllrsd)ay afterno'ion, in Ilihe pi'eciticts of the county law library. Judge Jacksoun expressed in no uitLcertilin terms to a .lullhti r.epreselntative his franik opiiiifn ihalt the case Ijnde out against HIerrmann (illis was "tfhe strongest murder case" that he had seen presented in liis 'experiencei iISilver bow courts, aud when lie equally emphatically' dec!ar d that In naequiltal could mean nothing else but a packed jury, Mr. jackson undoubtedly spoke from his heart and, expressed his real sentiments. And what is more, it is quite'likely that Mr. j,Jakson's expressed sentiments were shared by the great mass of the people of Butte and Silver Bow county. But whatever his real, honest sentiments, Mvr. Jackson last night came to a point where he was compelled'to make a mo mentous decision. IHe must either stand by his convictions and win the ap .ioval of the people generally. or he must yield to the impor tuni lies of prteatory coi'porate power and cast the truth into the discard for lie benefit. of the influences behind that power. And Mr. Jackson made the latter decision.. From revelations which have become public, it is known lthat the power to whomn Mr. Jackson last night renewed al legiance as one of its slaves, believes in the absolute truth and (orreetness of the Bulletin's story of Mr. Jackson's statements anent the (tillis murder trial. Consequently, while that power may, for a time, shower insignificant favors on Mr. Jackson, it is entirely without the realms of probability to believe that that sinister power will ever afterward fully trust Mr. Jackson. On the oliher hand, Mr. Jackson's decision to kowtow to ipedatory corporate influences, and to issue a public denial of his supposedly earnest statement. has convinced the people of Silver 1B(1w county that Mr. Jackson is not to be trusted by them. Accordingly, it seemns as if, when he signed the statementS appearing in the Butte Miner and the Aniaconda Standard this morning, Mr. Jackson wrote his political obituary. May the brilliant Bourke Cochran's relative rest in peace and quiet for evermore. THE TRADE COMMISSION COMES BACK. In his brazen attempt to get into the limelight and at the same time further the interests of\the packing trust, who, it seems, he has before served in questionable capacities, Senator Watson has stirred upl a hornets' nest. The crushing reply of the federal trade commission- to his charges, in the shape of evidence that he is either. ijow or has been a legislative agent for the `Big Five,"'would seem to cast grave doubts upon the motives of the senator from Indiana, and to seriously discredit any statements lie makes reflecting upon the integrity of" the commission's staff of in vestigators. The statements of the federal trade commission in reply to Senator \Watson lead one to believe that investigations of this, that and the other thing conducted from the capital make up a vicious circle. A commission is appointedl to investigate a corporation or a group of corporations; the corporation hires detectives to trail the investigators; the findings of the detectives, real or manil'actured, are l)laced in the hands of some corporation tool in the house or senate; he in turn makes charges; another commission is appointed to investigate the charges. The. first issue is lost sight of in the warfare of words and the maze of'. investigation; as a rule the treasury department is the only sufferer. It is all part of the gigantic bunco game that we call dem ocratic government. The trouble in this instance seems- to be that the report of the federal trade commission was made public without the packers first being consulted; something that is unethical enough to warrant a slight flurry of apprehension in what passes for the minds of the Neanderthal specimens who conm pose our senate. TAFT'S DEFIN1TION OF DESPOTISM. Occasionally, it a selec:t gathering, under the influence of good food aid drink. warmed by the almosphere of congenial companuionship a prominent citizen so far forgets hihnself, as to spteak the truth. Ex lP'esident Tauft fell a victim to these circumstances a little while ago, at a gathering hehl to commemorate the fif tieth auniversary of a well known advertising firm. . in the course of his address to the assembled managers and depart ment heads, the ex-president made some statements that minust have furiiished food for some little thought on the part of his listeners. He was spealing of the value of iniblicity aind said in )art: S * * Now, of couurse. l), licity ill getierail is of the highest importanlce. We find it in the statutes, in the guarantees that insure the right of free speech and the right of the free press. These ai'e essential to' l!berty, they are esseiitial to lopular.goverlnnmenrl, because populiar goveru'nientt is 'unii by public opinioin. It is the iinfluence of public opinion, of course.. first. throua.hi the ballot, but expressed iii another way, and the ballot is influenced by the plublicity tha.t is fiinished to the voter, or ,furnishes the voters the facts upon which they form their opinion and express themselves through the ballot. Therefore, it is that, in any government that depends on force and is a despotism, the first thing those who control the gov ernment do is to suppress publicity, suppress free speech, suppress the free press, and you can gauge what a gov ernment is by the question whether it does that or not. \We are wondering if William Hloward had any particular governmnlet in mind .when he made the above statements, and if by any possibility he could have been thinking of some of the acts of our present administration, acts that are concisely described by the utterances we quote. Deportation of radicals to a portion of the Philippine Islands to be set aside for that purpose. is proposed in a bill introduced by Senator McKellar of Tennessee. There is a danger in the senator's proposal that he perchance has overlooked. The Filipinos are asking for their indepenenence and it is possible that they would welcome the influx of these prisoners taken in the war for democracy here. The t.hroat of a cruisade against. cigarettes doesn't worry the tobacco growers. They know what cigarettes are made of.--(wrand Forks American. There is a slight error lhere: the American means they knowi what cigarettes are not made of. Canadian soldiers are asking a bonus for war service of 82.000 each. If they could only be Americanized afttci the miethods approved by the best people here. nothing would be llenough.i Between capturing Petrograd daily for the imperialists and issuing conunmmunist maifestos for Czar Gary. the Minier staff is kept veiry busy. Union Stock Holders in the BUTTE DAIL Y BULLETI UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA-Locals: Sand Coulee, Stoeket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein, Washoe,'. ed Lodge, Slmith (Bear Creek). FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston, Great Fall -' MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, butfe, Livihngtbn, Seattle.' CEREAL WORIKERS-Great Falls. TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION-Butte. BLACKSMITHS' UNION--liutte, Miles City, Seattle. ELECTRICIANS' NION---Livingstoun, Deer Lodge, Butte, AnaConda, Seattlte. BAKERSUjNION--Great Falls. " . SHOE WOFRIERS-Great Falls. PLASTERERS' UJNION-Great Falls. RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Livingston, Miles City. MUSICIANS', UNION-Butte. BR1EEWERY WORKERS' UNION--Butte. HOD CARRIERS' UNION--Butte, Bozeman, Helena, Seattle. STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte, Portland, BARBERS' UNION-Butte. METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION OF AMERICA. PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte. 'MAILERS' UNION-Butte. STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION-Butte. BRTIIGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS-Buttte. PIPEFITTERS' UNION-Butte. BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS--Butte, and Livingston. STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls. BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls. BAKERS' UNION-Butte. INTERNATIONAL MOLDERS' UNION, LOCAL NO. 276--Butte. LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle. PLUMBERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle. BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CAR MEN OF AMERICA, LOCAL NO. 224---Mi es City. TRADESiAb.. LABOR' COUNCIL-Miles City. BROTHESRIHQOD RAlfWAY CAR MEN OF AMERICA, COPPER LODtC NO. 430- Butte. .IUTTE F'OtIDRY WO~RKERS UNION-Butte. PAINTERS' U"NION--Butte, Seattle. CARPENT.IRS' UNION .NO. 1336--Seattle. -TAILO'RS' IPROTEICTIVE ASSOCIATION-Butte, Portlind: ,BOILERiMAKItRS, SHIPBUILDERS AND HELPERS OF. AMERICA -To'canno, Seattle,, Livingsiton., INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND HELP ERS 'LOCAL NO. 211-Seattle. WORKERS', SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' COUNCIL-Painters' Hall, Seattle. BUILDING LABORERS' UNION-Seattle. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF. BRIfIGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS AND PILEDRIVERS' LOCAL NO. 86-Seattle, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF' MACHINIST HELPERS--Butte. BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAINMEN, NO. 580, BUTTE. MILLMEN'S UNION-Seattle. CARPENTERS' LOCAL UNION, NO.l1172Billings, Montana. TEAMSTERS' UNION-Local 131. Gillings, 'Mont. BROTHERHOOD 'CARPENTERS AND JOINERS-Local 1172; Bill ings, Mont. MILLMEN'S UNION-S.attle, Wasn. TEAMSTERS' tINION--Billings. AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND .MONTANA. BAKERY and CONFECTIONERY VORKERS-Local Uhibn'a 274, . Anaconda, Mbnt. INTERNATIONAL HODCARRIERS--Loral No. 98' Billings, Mont. SHIPWRIGHTS' LOCAL 1184-,Seattl.e Washington. WTH THE EDITORS I MIUA.TAlIY DRILL. The University R. O. T. C. has niot yet started its work for the year. And no one has as yet bemoaned the fact. Faculty and students .alifte seem to be heartily glad, that the course is temporarily -suspended and to be hoping that. that suspendion will prove permanent. - In the faice of this solid opposi tion, it is the heighth of folly to force military drill upon the univer sity. If military drill ever accom plished anything for the university it could not do so under these con ditions. Nor is this a condition in the uni varsity alone. We are told by stu dents from every part of the state tlrat the R: O. T. C.'and compulsory .iiilitary drill at the.state university are: heavy handicaps in trying to being new students, here. The uli Versity is doing itself an injustice by doggedly holding to a war lprogram which is unpopular.with; every ohne If there is action to be taken oni this, now. is the time for such .ac tion., The commandant for the -ear has not yet arrived and. it is st-ill possible to vote out the R. O.RT, .. Certain it ris' that no class or bourse in the. university can lo4g S.wive againgst the opposition of niti ttents. The only question is whether' 1ie R. O. T. C. will not do the ufli 1brsit; an: ireparable amount' of damage before military drill is finally downed. It is the Kaimiin's opinion, based on conversation with numerous students, that if the queB tion ,of military drill were .sub-: mniited to those studeits' who mntht tike it. it would be defeated by a vote of 20 to 1, and if it were sub mitted to all of the men of the in stitution it would still be lost by a 10-to-1 vote. The Kaimin may be wrong as to the sentiment of the' student body. But in justice to the students we feel that a trial vote should be had either of all of the men in thbe uni British Shambles in Egypt The Egyptian White Book, com piled by the Egyptian delegation' to the peace conference, is a record of duplicity, brutality, betrayal and atrocities that has hardly been par alleled in the whole tortuous history of imperialism. Systematic, propa ganda by allied governments has por trayed itliperialist Germany as a cruel administrator of colonies. ' As a matter of fact, German administra tion has been mild in comparison ,with the mailed fist of the British government in India, '-reland and Egypt. The proclamation of a British pro tectorate in Egypt at the outbreak of the war was in distinct violation of repeated promises to restore- Egyp: tian independepce' since 1884. Yet the Egyptians accepted- it in the be lief that it would e a temporary ex pedient. They co-operated with the allies in the war, and- many Egyptian dead paid the price for this service. At the conclusion of the war the Egyptians, in' their simplicity, :were astonished to learn that their dele gation to the peace conference would not be permitted to leave .gypt. A number of the delegation were de ported to Malta. After months of agitation. the publicity they gaye to their treatment,. -the'-strikes- and up rislnes in Egypt. forc'ed the ,British to allow 'the delegatili to :go to Arriving there, the fcommunticated versity or by those men who must takd the course in military drill. -U. of M. Kaimiu. THOSE IGNOIRANT FOREI(iNERIS. Under two 'rough: English laborers L0ndon Punch printed this conversa tfon: "Wot did 'e say?': "I don't know, I can't understand 'im. 'E's a foreigner." "Then why didn't you 'it 'ima?" That isn't entirely British, it is also American, but here the man at the top of the heap who owns cor porations seems infected- with hatred for foreigners. 10 every strike you ire 'told by those representing 6m1. ployers tie foreiiin .elep~ntit caius's the troublet ,won't -'let poor; nativei borin Americans work. 1.ut did youi notice this? In Mii B-hwl ba's:.trike at Bethleliem. thie World is quoted: "Heaviest defec_' tigns arde among machinists and eec-. tri.al forces." Those workers surely .re ':pot all "ignorant foreign-bori: Senator Sherman. of Illinois, says. he saw "pictures showing mobs of strlking foreigners attacking Anler icalis." How did he know they .weri foreigners? Senator Thomas .of Col orado says-it is time "for Americabs to, get together." Corporations, senators and others that properly,. denounce "class hit ied'' should refrain- fron stirring up class hatred. .It is' easy enough to t-e'ate the hatred, aiid the vitoa'ce that follows not so easy to call off. . : Americans "'got together' in: Onta hia -the other day, and the "foreign ,born" mnust have been highly.edified. A, negro criminal was seized, partly burned.. Then the Ainericans, that had- "got together" tied a rope .to the charred body, dragged it' through the streets, and made a plaything. of it for young boys, incidentally burn ing the courthouse, the city records, and trying to lynch Mayor Smiith be "cause he objected to the human bon -fire.---Lbor Advocate, Cincinnati, 0, with. President Wilson. Repeated letters to him only brought one or two polite acknowledgements. They wrote numerous letters to Clemen ceau as president of the conference. Tlhey received no answer at all. They found that the conference had con firmed' the 'British protectorate over ,Egypt, without even condescending to give the Egyptians a hearing. In the .meantime they heard-the delega tion of the Hedjaz, Aifliouglh the lat ter contributed little to the success of the war. The record of the atrocities com mitted in Egypt by British official dom includes the burning and pillag ing of villages, the killing of men. women and children and, in some cases, the rape of women. There' is one case of the rape of a" 10-year-old girl, who.died as a result of British "kultur." Photographic illustrations show the mutilated- bodies of natives, including all classes of the popula tion. In a numbet of villages British officers compelled the whole male Population to appear and condemned them to be flogged on the stomach and back. 'There are frequent, cuses of husbands, defending thei.'wifes, being murdered. Villages .were burned_ to the ground. " Of one vi' lage we extract. this ghastly reeord: "The soldiers. buried, the assistant mayor, his son, his brother and two other pepisons up to their waists, asd cut them up. w*ith their bayonets until they were dead." Never 'has there beeg t more grew. Today We Celebrate I o .--;--- - ,~--- 0 Geoffrey Chaucer. .Fun for all tiine; instructions end less; ;ivihng portraits cut t-"f an aga of richest .color. youthful love at its apogee-the work d of Geoffrey Chatt cer;. father of Innglisli poetry. Oct. 25 is. the` solemn butt luminous, date of his death in 1400. If the tburist cag. ddcipher the almost bbliterated lege6id"on - Chaucer's moniimenif. iii 'Westminster Abbey, he Wirill fip~d it registered that Chaucer died adt the age +of 72. Swing youi thoughts back ,to his epoch. Open your .eyes tb the' delightfully quailt dress of the period. Remember that the 'tomb of the martyred saint, Thomnas A. Becket, aichbishOp of Canterbury, was a shriie of pilgrimage." And then taste the flaxo6 of Chaticer's iminort 'al. masterpiece, the. "Canterbury Tales," a procession of delight, wis dom', aamusement for all time, in peo ple traveling to the slhrine of Thos. A. Becket at Canterbury. First, look into the ei'a in which Geoffrey Chau ceri first saw the light of day. It is like' looking through a stained glass window. He was born in 1528, the second year. of Edward Ill.'s reign. In 1327 the king had claimed the crown of France by right ',of his mother Isabella; and the Hundred Years' War with France had begun. English victories were studded like gleaming embossment all along the fighting years. In 1377, Richard II., son of the gallant Black Prince, came to. t'ta throne,, under the tutelage of .his. thlree ppwerfl4, uncles, John of Gaunt,' DuRe of .'Lancaster, and the .Dukes -of da ork.. ad Gloucester. It was: the century of the stridetnt strife in.teitib of othe Gueffe (hpliolders of the, gope) and' . 'the: Ghibellines (eilieies of the Vatican). It was the century of Wycliffe,. the reformer, in ,I~igland. Venice +was mistress of the seas. ,liracle and Morality plays, and the Mysteries,, were in full vogue. Gothic arhiitecture was, flourishing. St. Catherine' ,f. Siena, was living, and leading a: Pope .back to -Rome from Avingnon. Follow the pictures in the stained glass window of Time, so that you will better 'understand "The Canterbury Tales." by Geof fiev Chaucer. The" French language had been replaced by English in the schools. Right in the midst of ;these fashions, and factions, fiery ardor, rebellions, reforms, learning, beauty, ond rubles on the heart's rosary of devdtion, Gebffrey Chaucer lived, and observed-and wrote. What wonder that he wrote the "Merchant's Tale," and the "Wife of Bath's Tale,'.' and the "Fryar's Tale," and the poor "Clerk's Tale." For Chaucer travel ed extensipUly on the continent-ob serving. Authorities differ as. to where he was born. Chaucer himself says. "Also in the city of London. that is to. me soe deare and sweete, in which I was' foorth growne; and more kindely love have I to that place than to any other in yorth, as every kindely creature hath' full appetite to that place of his engendure." He went through Oxford university. He basked in the 'favor of the court as the first poet of his time, for the court was all that was great and splendid. Edward Ill., a discerning prince, was generous to award Learn ing and Valor; learning was more esteemed than valor. The court was remarkable for ladies of beauty, wit and gaiety. There was perpetual nmirtih, tilts and tournaments and romantic gallantry; Chaucer resided at" Woodstock, in a square stone 'house still called "Chaucer's House." When Richard IT. ascended the throne, Chaucer's good fortunes were not materially lessened. because of the powerful patronage of the Duke of Lancaster--John of Gaunt. Chau fcer' was sent on diplomatic missions to Genoa, Venice, Paris. His genuis i'imbibed silently the wealth of Europe pa.ssiung like pictures through a +kgleidoscepe, and the glories of art that were unfolding in the citieson the Adriatic. 'Of his literary work that pi;eceded the famous "Canter bury TalesP., we have no room to speak here--of the loveliness of his "'i.dijl. 'andi Crysede;" of the "Romaunt of' the -Rose'' (flaming love-torches, these); of the "Legende of Good. Women;" of the ."Parlia nient of Foules" (Fowls), etc. We cone to the celebrated "Canterbury Tales." It was doubtless owing to Chau cer's guajrdiansliip of two Kentish wards as commoner of the river-bank between Greenwich and Woolwich, that we owe his dramatic seizure of the 'opportunity which the merry crowd.s gave him on the road to Canterbury. For, the pilgrimage was not only a pious.excercise,but a fash ionable summer excursion. Chaucer says, in the prologue to the "Tales," that he was at the Tabard Inn at Southwa'k on a certain day when he chanced to see a pilgrimage en route to Canterbury. He talks-with mem bers of the excursion; he. describes them; they start towards Canterbury, and, on tlie way, each is obliged to tell -iis "Tale." The 'pictu'res that they are-yes, but the splendor of poetry, the trenchant wit,. the scalding satire, the aphorism 'for life. As in the "Clerk's Tale,"- "But Mind, in all to .All, Mean or Sublime, Mind is not .to be chang'd by place or Titue!., In Time, or Place,. Unblest or- Blest, can dwell, Can make a Hell of Heaven, a Heav en of Hell!" some display of the savage lust of overseas imperialism than this record of The omartyrdom of the Egyptian people. The thing is all the more revolting when it; is remembered that the; diplomats are presenting their peace treaty as the essence of equity and the "liberation of subject peo ples." One paragraph ini this book por traying the British shambles in Egypt is prophetic. "If our voice is not heard," runs the passage. "It will be only because the blood al ready shed .has not been enough to pverthrow" the old world order and give birth to a new world order." This is also true of India, Ireland, Korea, China and other peoples un der the military boots of imperialism. The peace conference has sowed dragon's teeth of -hatred among all these peoples, rleqliring more bayo nets and machine guns to hoId down the disillusioned -ahd i febellious masses. The future is ?click with war' and Militarism if this foul im perialist brutality survives the pres aat world. unrejt of the ;uas ee.-N. Y.-.Call, .