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BY THE WAY. Random Jotting about Men and Things. World-domination is become The German the religion of the Teuton, and Religion. the sooner we understand this,' the better.—Dr. E. J. Dillon. A German lady writes to a Window- relative in Holland that owing Dressing." TO the scarcity of clothing she had her yellow sun-blinds taken down, dyed navy blue, and converted into a coat and ski I T. There i- no around for the A False idea that men in the forties are Alarm. being called up faster than was indicated would be the case when the new Act was introduced. The pr< portion then mentioned as being required, it will be remembered, was seven per cent.. "r. roughly, one in fourteen. The number taken so far has been less than one in three hundred. The Army is nut going to the Ladies not dogs, but more and more dogs Admitted. are going to the Army. The War Office can find no use for anything smaller than an Airedale terrier, but is glad of Danes, mastiffs, St. Bernards, Newfoundlands, bull-mastiffs, retrievers. collies, sheepdogs, and cross-bred shepherds. Recruits should be between eighteen months and five years, and of the male sex. and should apply to the Commandant, War Dog School, Shoebnryness. The Air Inventions Corn- Bright Ideas, mittee has received and con- sidered some 5,000 inventions and suggestions in the last nine months. One helpful correspondent proposed that the clouds should be artificially frozen, so that guns could be mounted on them. Another thought the moon might be usefully covered with a big black balloon," and a third sug- gested a new kind of shell, with a man inside it to steer it to the target. It is not clear what sort of arrangement he proposed for "dropping the pilot." Here is the outline of peace What terms put forward by Count They Want. von Roon. Germany is to annex the Belgian and French coasts up to and including Calais, and also the mineral regions of Briey and Longwy. France is to surrender Belfort, Toul. and Verdun, with all the territory lying to the ¡ east of those fortresses. England is to hand over the whole of her fleet to Germany, and to give up Gibraltar, Egypt and the Suez Canal. Serbia and Montenegro are to be divided between Austria and Bulgaria. Finally, England, France, and America are to pay the whole of Germany's war costs, esti- mated at the modest sum of £ 9,000.000.000! Count von Roon is not, as might be supposed, I an inmate of a lunatic asylum, but a member of the Prussian Upper House, and a leading figure in Pan-German circles. One can understand the Cermany's Tame abject submissiveness of the Socialists. German Socialists to their militarist rulers after read- ing the experience of an American Labour delegate, who met some of them at an inter- national congress a year or two before the war. At that congress there was a proposal for discussion of the policy known as "down tools on declaration of war." The American delegation were in favour of such policy. But as soon as the proposer began to raise the dis- cussion the German representative called for a recess. A recess was, of course, at once I granted. The German representative then explained the situation in private. With tears in his eyes and with the confession of extreme humiliation, he explained to his friends that if the congress persisted in the discussion the German delegation would be "forced to with- draw immediately and take the next train back to Germany. It was impossible for them even to sit silent at the congress while such subject was under discussion-much less to take part. Any support on their part, even tacitly or indirectly, to the idea of such a policy would involve, on their return to Ger- many, confiscation of property and imprison- ment for long periods. America is acquiring a new America and light upon monarchy from the King Ceorge. proceedings of King George. I who, along with the Queen, was at Waterloo Station the other evening to meet an arriving trainload of wounded men. The New York Times, in a leading article, says :— "A busy King is King George. He is seen everywhere and at all times of the day and night, in camps and hospitals over there,' as well as in England, sometimes in munition factories, at reviews, at receptions to soldiers of the Allies, at any function where his pre- I sence and kindly word may count. He loves a hero as much as anyone. He likes to talk to Tommy Atkins, and has a great desire to I be hospitable to the fighting; men from over- seas. Heart and soul he is in the war all day long. He does not want to be reminded of his German forbears, John Bull is King George's idea of a human man. Pat O'Brien. of Momence, Illinois, an airman who escaped from German captivity, says that King George, to whom he told the story of his adventures by request, is one of the most adventures by request, is one of the most democratic men he ever met, which must be true, for Pat talked to King George without hitch for an hour and a quarter and was never more at his ease in his life."