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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 4, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TOmt THE LETHB.RIDGB DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, APRIL 4,1916 Xetbbttbije UDcvalb XetbbrtDflc, Hlbcvta . -> t>AILY AND- WBEKtY Subscription Ratoa: Dally, delivered, per week ..... lOo Dally, delivered, per year ......JB.OO Dally, by mall, per year ........J3-JO iVo�kly, by mall, per year ...... Business Editorial W. A. Buchanan U&Da&ine Director I � ' � ii TELEPHONE* Office ........... Office ........... John Torrano* Business Msaager 1J6S 1324 ^oiiT King and Country ivaed You Right Now ROUND THE CIRCLE OP THE WAR For the third successive nlBhl the north-east coast of England was subjected to Zeppelin raids on Sunday night, there having been attacks both the Friday and Saturday evenings previous. On Sunday the raiders rea^ched the farthest north point they have yet attained, and succeeded in dropping bombs over one town in Scotland, on the east coast, where the deaths were nearly a dozen. The property damage in all the raids appears to have been small. There has been considerable fighting In the region of Verdun, east of the; Mouse, where the French gained ome ground. Heavy bombardments were In progress west of the Jleuse. The allies are taking steps to make the blockade of Germany more effective. The British have already suspended the clause of the Declaration of London which provides that no hip bound Object lit Bvlllsli Aednl Hald d SBJCRG f^HADERSLEHEN HpYER TONNING- . 1^ The ostensible obiect of the blR aerial raid made In conjunction with the navy last Saturday night was the destruction of the airship sheds on the Island of Syit, the base for the recent raids on Britain. investments in Italy. Of two evils It prefers the less. Professor Racca stands up for "the soundness of Italy's policy in the Balkans during the war." He alleges that It was the first adversary of Austria-Hungary to suggest that the entente assist Serbia, and adds that the Italian conviction that the war . jj^g. -^v. a, Neads. who for 45 years will be won in the west dictated the ^ was Canadian Express agent at Bow-refusal to share In the Galllpoll and , mauville. Ont.,. died at Winnipeg, aged Dardanelles attempts. Anglo-French ''^ years. fighting there seemed to Italy a waste , , , . _____, ,,, ,,,., T-K,T 1. J- B. Mcliean, for some years man- of resources and power. There is ^^^^ ,j j,,^ ^^^^^^ Landed National-investment company, Winnipeg, passed away at Victoria, B. C. something to be said for the professor's contention. Germany holds the Balkans, but neither Austrla-Hungarj', for-non-blockaded ports | Bulgaria nor Turkey can help Ger- can be stopped. Henceforth It Is the intention to atop these ships. The sinking of the Russian hospital ehlp Portugal "with nurses and red cross workers aboard has aga'in roused the civilized world to a heated IndlgnaUon against the Germans. WHAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST PROVE The Ottawa Free Press, commenting on the charges which threaten lo disrupt the Conservative party, says that the government must prove the following in order to clear Itself of the.Btigma that attaches to the Allison contracts with the dummy American, .companies:^ What the Dominion government must prove, and prove emphatically without delay, is, first, that there was desperate need for the fuses; second, that the method adopted by the Bertram shell committee was the best and most expeditious method of obtaining the fuses; third, that the Contract price was the lowest that could be obtained, diligence having been shown In the securing of competitive figures; fourth, that the advance of several millions In cash to the; contractors was justified in the circumstances; and, fifth, that arrangements equally as satisfactory could not have been made for the manufacture of the fuses in Canada. If satisfactory answers to these .matters cannot be given the people will Judge, and in the Jong run the verdict will be with them. Drummer Edward Kerr, un Oil Springs recruit with the 143 battalion, died in the hospital at- Petrolea of spinal meningitis. many, which has to fight single-handed on almost every front. "But why did Italy not help Mon-, ^, o t,: . � .�., ^. f The death of Miss Susan Elizabeta tenegro at least? Signer Racca re- g,^^^. -jlother of the Kindergarten" in the public schools In the United States, occurred in New York. plies: ".Montenegro was doomed the day Serbia was Invaded. Italy earnestly contemplated helping Montenegro, but quickly became convinced , , , . ,. JOHN WESLEY ALLISON Win One of th�S Bollboys Please Pago the Gentleman?-Meanwhile Horo Is a Uttlo Gossip About tllo Career of UioMan Who Is Said to Havo "Sat In"' on tho Million Dollar "Dlv^'." unavailing sacrifice. It would have exposed Italy to unjustifiable peril. , of Montreal, is In danger But the Italian government has since bought by Americans, sent so strong a force to Avlona as government~has appointed l!.e to make the Teutonic victory against prjnce ot Wales chairman of the na- Montenegro of no importance for the tional committee to make permanent mastery of the Adriatic." These provisions tor the care of the jfraves troops are to co-operate with an Anglo-French offensive from Salonlkl. purchased by the late J. B. Learmout, of being of British soldiers In Prance and Belgium. The 61st got away to a good start. Now watch them make a whirlwind finish. (From the Ottawa Journal) Con-�ervatlve) To say that the ^.political atmoa. phere on parliament' hill la seething is putting It mildly. Tho name of Colonel John Wesley Allison l� on everybody's Hps, and he Is, so to speak, the centre ot attraction except that the centre Is not there. Ho cannot be located. Another name associated with him, because ho associated it himself, is .Major General Sir Sam Hughes, the renowned minister of mlUtla. He also Is absent but there Is no doubt about his whereabouts. The premier cabled him at length today. However, Col. John Wesley Allison is not the kind that leaves his addreas with everj-ljody. He slips out and nobody knows where he goes. A few weeks ago when he learned that the public accounts comraltteo wanted him ho disappeared. It was said he had gone to New York. Tho report was that the Liberal members of tliat committee, notably Messrs. Carvell and Kyte, had 'put a detective on his trail just to keen Informed of his movements. For a while the sleuth was successful In keeping his quarry In view, but suddenly John Wosloy disappeared again, and this time the enrtli seems to have opened and swallowed him up. Vague rumors have reached Ottawa that he went over to England on the same Dutch boat that carried General Hughes across the water. But so far this Is mere rumor. Suddenly Appeared All that Is known Is that the week before the General left the evasive: Allison suddenly appeared In Ottawa and had interview with General Hughes. Before.Messrs. Carvell and Kyte became acquainted with the arrival of John Wesley In the heart of the Dominion he was out again slap dash. The Journal man whose business it was to keep in touch with the affairs of the militia department met Col. J. Wesley Allison several times. By the way he la simply an honorary colonel. The "honorary" business was developed by General Hughes for the purposes of convenience of entry and exit. A mere civilian finds it hard to negotiate an entrance to the militia department. An Introduction General Hughes introduced liim with the remark: "This is my friend Col. Allison. He has done splendid work for Canada. He is saving the r.tapire millions of dollars." Allison was seated close up against General Hughes' right shoulder when the Journal reporter entered. He rose politely and extended his hand.' He beamed pleasantly, b.ut deprecatlngly at the kind phrases ot the minister of militia. "The colonel is far too kind," he remarked, for at that time the minister was neither "General" nor "Sir Sam." He is a man ot middle height, with ;a beautiful head of.snow white hair. jHis moustache is iron grey, and his A Lethbrldge boy is to join the avia tion forces. We are out to prove that '� ^'^"^stage of city water In Sarnia, , , ; , ,, caused by leaks in mains and services we are travelling with the high fliers jg costing gamia about �70 per day, along with other parts of Canada, i or a total each year close to $25,000. - , 'as proved by meters which show that Just because a man named Kyte H'^ loss per day is about 2,280,000 gal Jlore than twenty-five medical students of Queen's who finish their' - ,  , tts course in a tew weeks, have applUV: | complexion good. His eyes are black for service with the Royal Army i piercing. He is we 1 groomed and Medical corps and the Canadian Army ' '\e Crosses well and in good taste. Mp.iinni pnrn� ! He t^'d oo' occur to me, however, as Medical corps. , ^^^^ ..p^ir\ot vampant" of General Hughes' description. He rather seem- made the charges is no reason for people to believe they are up in the air. There doesn't appear to be any myth about them. Sunny Southern Alberta is leading all the west so far as seeding operations are concerned. After smashing world crop records last year we are getting a good start for another season. WHY DOESN'T ITALY DECLARE" WAR ON HUNS? Italy has not declared war on Germany yet. It was announced some time last month that a declaration �would be made any day, but so far It has not been forthcoming. The anomalous position of Italy In this regard is worth considering, although it Is to bo vemembered all the while that Italy is in complete accord with the allies aa shown by the recent Paris conference, and the declaration Is not considered ot much conse-^luence. We set forth here, however, the Italian answer to the question as lumlshed by Dr. Racca of the University of Rome: Why did Italy not declare war upon Germany? The reason is that Germany and Italy have a treaty of alliance separate from and independent to the old alliance between Ausirla-Hiingaiy and Italy and the present alliance hetween Germany and Austria-Hungary. The break between Austria-Hungary and Italy did not in-.volve or necessitate a break between Italy and Germany. There was no occasion for war between these two nations. It is to the advantage of each to avoid war with the other. Qemany has the best of reasons for, not declaring war upon Italy. Teutonic interests have invested ahout' Uiree bilUonR of dollars in Italian enterprises. This ImmonBo Vjnvestmqnt would be forfeited by the .(perma' real one and it was said that the only frieud he had even in the cabinet "was .'he prime minister himself. He certainiy had very few amongst the private members of parliament. Cabinet Meetings AXHiat is going to happen no one can foretell. No ono Is minimizing the seriousness ot the allegations made by Mr. Kyte. When tho house adjourned in the early hours ot yesterday morning a meeting ot several of the cabinet ministers was held in the prime minister's room and another meeting was held later in the day. It is understood that General Hughes was communicated with at length by cable. It Is understood also that Sir'Alexander Bertram, who was chairman of the shell committee, and Is now in the south recuperating after his arduous labors, has been sent foi-. Guaranteed Goods Wo hour a sveal deal iiownday.s of "buying packctl com-iiioditiea"-j^ooils willi ii guariiiitcc. .E.xcellouL--il Hio gviarautfie iiieans auyUiiiig. BLUE RIBBON TEA is trebly gunrniilced. .Hack of it stiiiitla a rorapuny with n twenty-year reputation for integrity uiul square dealing. The new doiibU; wrapper is a "guarantee" ogainat the slightest deterioration l)y elininlie or other conditions. Then there is the standing gimmntee that any purchaser dissntistied from iiiiy eause-even mere whim-niny havo the money back for tho u.sking. Could An.v Guarantee Be Stronger? looo NEW 2�fiLAND n_ CONTINENT WHICH SHACKLETON WAS TO CROSS The Antarctic explorer's route lay from Weddell Sea to Roa? Sea. Shackleton's boat Aurora arrived at Port Chambers. New Zealand, yesterday, but there is no announcement of his achievements. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE * Sm EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. LL.D., D.C.L., President JOHN AIRD, General Manoser H. V. F. JONES, As>'tCen�rat ManiRM V, C. BROWN, Superintendent of Central Weatero Bran Enrr Box ol S|�d�lV�!Ml� W��M� Ten rare paintings of wasters whose value totals more than ?1,000,000, have been stolen from the ancient monastery of San Pietro de Caslnensi, at Perugia, Italy. Two Raphaels, Including tlie famous "Infant Jesus and St, John." were stripped from the walla by the thieves. Other stolen palntlugs Included four works of Perugino, Bas-sano's "Coronation," two of Guercino's paintings and Mantegua's "Christ." A double drowning occurred when Thomas Arthur and Alfred Dempsey, six-year-old lads, lost thoir lives. With a playmate, Arthur Campbell, they g'ol on to a piece ot Ice near the shore ot Mill creek, at Gait, and had been playing there for a short time when a floating floe struck It, and It, too, started down stream. Nine-year-old Ted Wilson succeeded in rescuing Campbell, but the other boys, after being carried somo distance, fell into deep water and were crushed beneath the ice. John R. McDonald and tJoorgo P. Powell, of Calgary, have been awarded by King George, the I'lrtward medal of the second class. Their bravo deed was perforiqod last .lune, whon ut Kreat risk to themseivoa, they res-cupd CummlB.'iloner ffardfi)). who was BtandiuK on a liundred fool span ot a bridge that was being coiiBlriicted and which was waslied away; owing to the flooded condition of the How Rlvor. Garden was precipitated Into the water and the two tieroes managed to reach him with a small boat and got him to shore, but not before they had oucountered many raplda and danger- loUH obstBClOH. vertlsing^ 'Percy Waxman contributes a sketch to the American of the man who planned and carried out the advertising campaign. In the fall of 1913 Colonel Seeley, then Secretary tor State for War In Great Britain, was playing golf one day with an old friend, one Hedley Francis Le Bas. At that time the army needed about seven thousand mon and was having a hard time get-ling them. Colonel Seeley happened to mention It. "Easiest thing in the world," said Mr. Le Bas. "Well, I like that!" said Colonel Seeley. "What's your remedy?" "Advertising." "Bah! We do advertise, and a precious lot of good It does," retorted the colonel. "Do you call what you do advertising?" queried ha, Bas. "You print a government proclamation on a sheet about the size of an ordinary letterhead. You stick It up in cow sheds Slid police stations alongside reward notices for murderers, and you expect prospective soldiers lo be Interested In your 6-point announcements. 1 don't call that advertising." "Then what do you call advertising, may I ask?" said the colonel, by now very Interested. I'd advertise for men in just the same way that I'd advertise for purchasers ot tea, soap, or tobacco, I'd make my 'ads' Interesting. I'd make my readers want to enlist, I'd 'sell' them to the army. I'd take full pages in the leading papers. I'd point out every good feature that the army poasessed. I'd dwell on the sentimental side a good deal, and play up the patriotic service of the act. Then I'd iiave the readers send In for a free booklet giving a detailed account ot every interesting feature ot army life, foreign service, for instance, and so on. That's what I call advorllalng." The War Office thereupon asked Mr. Le Bas to prepare plans along these lines. He did so, and was given an appropriation of twenty thousand dollars to foot Uie bills. His "copy" did the trick ut only R7 per cent, of the former cost of raising recruits. And thareby hangs a tale. In A\i;{ust, 1914, when tho present war broke out and men were wanted in millions, the War Office remembered Its previous advertising oxperlqpce and promptly sent for Hedley li^anols Le Bas. He formed a committee of tho leading ftd-wrltera In England, and together lUiey produced all the adverllalug that llshlng Company. He' Is also a director of George Newnes, Ltd., and C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., two ot the largest magazine publishers m Great Britain.-McLean's Magazine. CAPITAL, $15,000,000 RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000 BANKING BY MAIL Accounts may be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business. Money may be deposited or withdrawn in this way as satisfactorily aa by a personaj visit to the Bank. Lethbridge Branch - R. T. Brymner, Mgt Wc must not let these EelgiaS Children Starve Their fatherr> are with King Albert in .the trenches- or dead. Their mothers, destitute and probably homeless, are striving hard but helplessly to save these children on whom Belgium's future depends. Nearly 2,000,000 old men. women and children in Belgium are absolutely dependent on help from Britain and America. Unless we feed them, hundreds of thousands must starve to death I The has saved them sts far. Administered by a wonderfully efficient neutral Commission, it has for more than a year now provided food for nearly all the Seven Million Belgians still in the country. Those who have money pay for it, but there is a steadily growing number who must be fed free. For this at least $2,500,000 is needed monthly in contributions. Great Britain, burdened as she is, is giving ail she can. The United States has responded generously, and her business itnen are running, the Commission as public relief was never handled before. Are we in Canada, prosperous and protected from the horrors of invasion, to enjoy the plenty that has blessed us while our heroic Allies starve ? Cheques tp bo made payable to "THE TREASURER, BELGIAN RELIEF FUND" 68 St, Petep Strsot, Montreal,,or to local committees....... .i. ...... make her dream come true $2.50 FEEDS A BELGIAN FAMILY ONE MONTH ;