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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta �AGE FOUR i niiiiir THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD lb: etbbrifcjje Deralb , ictbftr^ie, Hlbcrta OAILY.AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers �IE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT- INQ-COMPANY, L'IMITEC *23 6th Street South, l-ethbridge W. A. Buchanan ' President and Managing Director * fhn Tonance - - Busints-s Manager TELEPHONES usiness Office .............. 1252 tutorial Office .............. 1224 Subscription Rate*! >a!!y, delivered, per week Jaily, delivered, per year 'Jaily, by mail, per year . Veekly. by mail, per year . .10 .$5.00 .$4.00 .$1.50 .Veekly. by mall, per ye.ir to TJ.S..?2.00 Pates of expiry of subscriptions f.p-:ear daily ox address label. Acceptance of papers r.fie expiration nete Is jour authority to continue the sub-scriptioa. i -OJTHI ?THE PROGRESS THE WAR infantry action or. the British jtiatile front Jias been confined to local Lighting in the neighborhood of the [Aveluy Wood, north of Albert, without change in the situation and engagements between small bodies of troops at different points. The hostile artillery continues active. At least ten German divisions are known to have been engaged in the enemy's Unsuccessful attacks Sunday north of Bomme and the fighting was very severe on many points of this front as lax north as Bucquey. . . The Germans renewed their attacks ton the French positions in the region O* Chauny and Barisis on the Oise front, in which sector the French had withdrawn to prepared positions. West of Noyon a German detachment which lied gained a foothold in the advanced French line was rejected by a counter /attack. Heavy figiiting has taken place in the Oise and Somme regions but all ' tho powerful German attacks were rebelled by the French troops except �o the left bank of the Oise where the French troops were forced to withdraw to positions previously prepared. HAIL INSURANCE ".ACT AMENDMENTS. ' Amendments have been made to the , Hail-.Insurance Act hy the provincial .legislature which it is v.ei! that every i'urmcr should understand. The Edmostoa Bulletin outlining the ciiangt-' says that it is provided that :'thc In'.biHty of a company under a contract. commences on the d.iy on > which the application is accepted by �the head or branch office, and shall : expire at noon on tire l *>th day of -Sep-| tcinhC'i' unless a LJ.t~r date is provided � in. the* -.sontract. Should the insured *" crop be cut before the date uf expiry * the liability of the company ceases ; when, the grain is cut. Unless an application lor insurance is declined by a company within forty-eight hours � o>" the receipt of the application, the ' company shall be deemed to have accepted the application. It is provided that on the face of every poliv-y of !,ni! insurance' there shall appsar the name of the insurer, the name � the insured, the name of the person or per- � song to whom the inmirance money is payable, the premium or other consideration for the insurance, the sub- ; Ject-matter of the insurance, the max-i imum amount which the insurer con-  tracts to pay, the event in the happen-'� ing of which 'payment is to be made, the term of the insurance and the name and address of the company's head office or branch office or gen-'. eral agency in the province. A nutn- � per of general provisions are ai:-.o added to the act .which are to be applicable tocompanies hereafter incorporated by the legislature. UNION GOVERNMENT IS MAKING GOOD. "It won't last." "They'll be scrapping among themselves before a month." "It can't 1)0 done." These are some of the remarks of the wise ones among those opposed to Union government a3 applied to the combination of Liberals and Conservatives created last fall before the general election. The hardshell realty counted on there being such suspi-ciotf between the two wings of the government as would create a crisis, breaking the government. However it is satisfactory . to supporters of Union government that, if any suspicion exists, it is on the outside, not inside the government. And the newspapers supporting the government, from both sides of tjie old parties, are certainly doing nothing to foster suspicion. The Moose Jaw News, which has always been strongly Conservative, exhibits a highly commendable spirit in a series of Ottawa letters by "W.G.C." In the second letter he bays in part: How, is the Union Government leaking out? is a question the average Westerner puts to a person who has tialted Ottawa recently. Well,-.to all apnearances, the Government is doing W�lr far e* one"outside the inner | circle can si7.e it up, the ministers are : working in a praiseworthy-spirit of co-: operation, which, as long as it is maintained, will do more1 than anything else I ; to make tho Government's road easy, j I It would be a mistake to say that i ; all the members of the Cabinet always j see alike on every important uuestion. | In a ministry made up of the incstej prominent men from the old political parties this would be impossible. More-i over, some of these men arc among : the most outspoken that Parliament � luif, known during recent years. Ac-I cordingly there is bound to bo difi'or-! eiices of opinion: but the savin,": tea-' turo of the situation seems to lie in ! the general recognition that while the i present great struggle continues other issues must take a secondary place. When politicians manifest an inclination to agree they usually can got alcnt* very i\ -.11.. That, during ordinary times they f!gV us much as they do r.wy be attributed very largely to the fact that opposition is considered not the traditional, but the correct at;i-ttnie of nearly one-!i';lf of the body politic. So it works out that through the very nature"of tilings a large proportion of our politicians are general-; ly looking for grounds of disagree- j ment. Cut having agreed to abandon ] this attitude the Union ministers do not find it hard to keep together. Considered collectively, the Government is admittedly strong, (he Liberals having imparted much strength to it. Of course there are still several "wo;ik sisters," as the story of the [ day goes, but the accessions from Ontario, and especially !>om theWest. have helped greatly. Xewton Wesley Howell i? a source of much strength, and some fancy that they see in him a possible, premier. t Aside ftfoni any personal strength he may have brought, he certainly has taken with him a large body of the best element of Ontario opinion, which will stand by Kowell through thick and thin. On the whole, however, the three new men who have brought most to the Government are Messrs. Calder, Crerar and Sitton. and they brought it from a quarter where it was most needed. FJehind Messrs. Calder and Crerar the Grain Growers - stand almost to a man. and their support means virtually a solid prairie country. Undoubtedly Sir Robert Borden realizes tins and there is unquestionably a tendency to pay a great deal of attention to what the West says. To make special mention of some of these men may seem to be invidious*. I but, as the Western public is earger j to know how its new ministers are ' doing, it is but right that this should i be marie known. Of .Messrs. Calder, I Crerar and Sifton there is a general i agreement, along those whose opinion ' is of value that Mr. Calder has made i the strongest impression. His training 1 in administrative duties has given t him a decided advantage over most ' of the new ministers: while his frank-, ness has stood him in good stead. In ' addition to this he has the strength , that comes from ,the realization that he carries solidly with him the rep- i resentation from his own province. j Mr. Crerar commands respect and j confidence, bocause of the .conviction j that he is sincere, fhat he understands j agriculture and is a good business ; man. That he is comparatively jnex-! perienced in political life is-an advan- i tage rather ihan a handicap. He is a , wan who should wear well. Mr. Sifton ' is looked upon as unusually capable. ; and has already made a strong im- ; pression on the House: but he lacks ; the candor that has done so much to win far Messrs. (.'alder and Crerar the ! confidence of the new community, ; which they have found at the capital.  * * # i In the event, of Sir Thomas White ' retiring who will succeed him? A. K. Maclean, the acting minister? This Is , improbable, but one cannot tell what may* happen. It would not. however, be surprising were the new Minister of Finance a "Western man. Ko doubt the manufacturing interests would oppose this; but what can they really do? There is nothing on the ; Opposition side of the House out of; which a 3trong government could be � formed. On the other hand there is : an impression that tfv?  government n"f.',-is the manufacturers. After all the East should get it out of its head ,' that, the West is another name for ; Revolution or Bolshevism. There is  just, i'.s much well-balanced opinion ! west of the Great Lake3 as there is i east of them. Moreover, Western opinion resents the thought that it is ; less considerate of truly' national interests than is that of the Bast. VITAL FACTOR IN LIFE OF THE NAT!! J. E. 'Hodpson is Speaker at Forum-Palriolism Engendered in Schools Mr. .1. K. Hodgson, M.A., Inspector of Schools, was the speaker at. the Korum yesterday. He introduced his subject, "is our Kural -?c.hool a failure." by calling attention to the fact, that, the vital importance of education to this country has never been realized by this country as a whole nor been given the attention that it is entitled to largely becauso it Is not spectacular, education being a slow developing process. Yet it is "^n the public schools that patriotism is largely engendered and preparation given tho ou-coming generations for their future activities in life. Speaking of the assimilation Of the foreigner Mr. Hodgson remarked that the man of :;o or 40 will never truly be assimilated, for as long as he clings to his own language lie will bo a foreigner, but the child loses this spirit through coming together in the school classes, by his play with others and mostly by his use of the language, until he becomes one of the race type. There must be vital national Interest behind our educational vork to build these people up into a patriotic and assimilated class. Some Uifficultiee The speaker went on to outline some of the difficulties of rural schools. There are usually 8 or 8 grades in a one-roomed rural school and with so many classes it is hard to keep the classes at work efficiently as the teacher has not a sufficient amount of time to spend on them. Then there is usually on an average of 15 pupils with an average of 2 or 3 in � grade which is not sufficient to produce the necessary competitive interest. Then again tha teacher cannot go beyond the public grades, her time being so fully occupied, with the result that the pupils must be sent away from home at the age of 14 or 15, this being deplorable not' only because this is an age when borne Influence is needed by them, but also because it encourages tho unfortunate "from country to town'' movement, which is a serious problem. Also the country school is often the training ground for inexperienced teachers. Mr. Hodgson aiso spoke of the difficulties in administration by school boa'ds, particularly those of the quarrelsome type whose bickerings are highly detrimental to the interests of the school and community. n . Consolidation Solution Mr. Hodgson thought that in those communities where conditions weroi suitable, the consoliO-*"ted school was a solution for some of these difficulties. In these schools interest is aroused by a larger number in attendance, better work is done on account of each teacher having fewer cias~es and the inexperienced teachsr is directed in wise government by the advice of an experienced1 principal. Also arrangements are made whereby two grade* of High school work can be done. The pupil catt;thus get this amount of High school work when living at home and It he intends going to the school of agriculture it gives him a splendid preparation for the proper understanding of the work taken there. Naturally from this follows a better development of the country and ain educated class that can partake of natural leadership. Mr. Hodgson closed by remarking that there were too many professional men in parliament who are not competent as leaders of a farming community and hoped that.by better education 'the farmers would produce from among themselves capable leaders. Mr. Hodgson's apt statements were very much appreciated by his audience. There was no discussion on the question. � Musical selections were given by Mr. Coombs and Mr. Smith, by Mrs. Kennedy and Mr. Bishop, and by Mi3s Peterson. 'PICKED UP IN-* PASSING *** THB BUSY MAN -Alberta h�b 900 empty schools. The California orange crop is short �3,000 carloads. _ >. > Scarsdalc, N\Y., churches arc to invest their iilaster collections in U.S. thrift stamps. Ex-State Senator Hoar of Massachusetts has entered the U.S. coast artillery as a gunner. An S,200-ton fabricated ship hull has been completed on the Pacific const in 62 days, Pro-German farmers are said to bo hoarding large quantities of wheat in New York State. William R. Cde's million-dollar home at Oyster Bay, L.I., has been destroyed by fire. . - * Explosion has occurred in munitions plants at JJt. Albans, Vt., and Worchester, Mass. Five men who toasted the Kaiser have been expelled from tho New York Athletic club. Mme. Storch, Turkish beauty and high in the German spy system, Is dead on Ellis Island. Oklahoman Indians have offered to fight as a mounted unit in the U. S. army. \ CAVALRY FIGURE ! BRITISH AND FRENCH . i 'on-nNVjr.d from Front Paghi lantly and stubbornly, was' compelled to pull back because of the overwhelming weight of the numbers opposed to them. During the afternoon the cavalry again attacked here and drove most of the Germans back somewhat, hut the enemy still clung to trie ground and kept sending up supports. That night it was decided the cavalry should attack again the next morning, April 1. They did and no mora splendid sight has been seen along the frorit as when they came charging across the Held and drove straight into the banli3 of machine guns scattered, among the trees. The first charge gave the horsemen a footing in- the wood. They re-formed and surged forward again: This time they goc to the centra of the forest. Once more they drove their horses in full tilt against the German line. The latter held for a little and then sagged and broke and the British stormed their way clear through to the eastern side of the wood, the enemy fleeing before thorn. Behind them the. ground was strewn with German dead �and wounded. Easily Smashed The enemy immediately reorganized for a counter-attack and here the horse gunners got in some fine work. As the Germans massed in the open, the artillerymen poured shell after shell into their ranks. For an hour tho German ^infantry was marching under a hail of death. They kept coming forward bui only a few of them reached the wood and the attack was smashed easily by (the troopers. (oontintjrd fhoh FRONT PaOI) With the French Array in France, A^ril S.-Twenty-five divisions have been used by the Germans in the last four days in effort* to break, through the French iine and reach the railroad running south from Amiens. All attacks have been checked by the wonderful resistance of the French, some of whom were thrown into the line as soon as they arrived on the battle field. The cheerfulness and confidence with which the French troops go into action is most remarkable. They feel they are better .than the. enemy arid make light of the Germans superiority In numbers. The French command continues to work on the principle of using the smallest possible number of troops to stay the German rush, thus retaining the reserves for possible attacks some place, else. Powerful Trench Mortars Powerful trench mortars have made their appearance behind the German infantry but up to this time have influenced the situation to any extent and In some caeea the guns have been unable to approach within an effective range. On the other hand avi enormous number of machine guns pour an intense barrage Into the French lines and at the same time German infantry makes efforts under cover of this fire to get "close to the French, line in small groups and establishes pockets from which to leap forward at the proper moment. This procedure was quickly neutralized by the French and (the Germans are now resuming massed attack* in which their men come "under the direct fire of French machine guns, rifle grenades and 75's, which inflict terrible losses. Senator Smoot, of .Utah, charges that President Wilson is placing party^ above country. . . , Waterproof pockets with water fight fastenings for bathing atliro have been Invented by two New York men. The cost of the Hog Island shipyards to the U.S. government will, it is now estimated, be $40,000,000. Joseph A. Jackson, general manager of the Roman Meal company, Toronto, died very suddenly. Mrs. Edward B. Tully, who died at her home in Midland, was one of that town's best known cltiiens. Official notice has been received at Chatham that Pte. Robert Emmons has been awarded a military medal. Body of Geo. Frank, an Austrian, was found hanging tbr a rafter in an old shed near the Rideau Canal at Ottawa. James and Stanley Wood, aged eleven and ten, were drQwned while fishing in the Thames river near' Chatham. The Reid Wrecking Co., with dry-j dock and shipbuilding plant - at Port j Huron, will merge with the foundation Co., of New York. Several restaurants in Montreal may be forced to close, their proprietors announce, owing to the latest restrictions of the food board. Thomas Rose, 61, widower, tied a rope around his neck and the other end to a hook at the top 6f a window in Montreal and hanged himself. Dry winds' during March and lack of rainfall are declared by farmers in Brant county to have spoiled a considerable part of the fall wheat. Br the will of the late Mrs. Catherine Murray Warnock. Kingston, 283 acres in Leeds county are conveyed to Archbishop McNeil, for St. Augustine Seminary. Rev. H. H. Wahl, for two years student pastor of St. Paul's English Lutheran church, Guelph, has accepted a call to the Conquer&U Parish of Nova Scotia. John E. Askwlth, deputy police magistrate, has be�n appointed police magistrate for Ottawa, and W. J. Kidd, the well-known barrister, as deputy magistrate. "We -are fighting for Hbnrty in France, and we will fight for liberty when we come home for good," declared Private Gilyear, one of the original Princess Pats, at Hamilton yesterday. - I ^ : t �� t" A CHILD HATES OIL CALOMEL, PILLS FOR LIVER AND DOWELS Give "California Syrup of Pigs" If Cross, 8ick, Feverish, Constipated. Look back at your childhood days. Remember the "dose" mother insisted on-castor oil, calomel, cathartics, you hated them, how you fought against taking them. With our children it's different. Mothers who cling to the rid form, of physic simply don't realise what they do. The children's revolt is well founded. Their tender little "lnsldes" are Injured by them. If your child's i omach, liver and bowels need cleansing, give only delicious "California Syrup of Figs." Its action is positive, but gentle. Millions of mothers keep this harmless "fruit laxative" handy; they know chlldfsn love to take it; that It never falls to clean the liver and bowels and sweet-* en the stomach, and that a teaspoonful given today sav-*>s a sick child tomorrow. Ask your druggist for a lottle of "California Syrup of Flga," which has full directions for 'babies, children or all ages and for grown-ups plainly on each bottle. Beware -of counterfeits sold here. Soo that it Is made by "California Fig Syrup Company." Refuse any other kind with contempt- There aro G00.000 persons in New York city who can talk no English. Major-Gen. Leonard Wood advocated an army of five million men to the V. S. senate. United States exports have doubled since 1i�l4, according to tho Rational City Bank. Eighteen thousand invalided Ontario coldiers have already been listed by the Soldiers' Aid Commission. Internal revenue collections in New York this year are estimated at half a billion. The U.S. Steel company has granted a 15 per cent, increase to its 200,-000 employes. No diplomas will be granted to New York High school boys who fail to undergo military training. A cigarette butt started tho recent Jersey City warehouse fire, when $2,500,000 damage was done. Major-General Wood will be retired from the U.S. service soon, It a Washington rumor be true. A bellows device to be attached to brooms to collect sweepings has been invented. Five passengers clinging to ffte rear step of an overcrowded street car on Sherbourne street, Toronto, were injured during the rush hour when they collided with a standing motor truck.. While having a magic lantern exhibition in their parlor the lanturn ax' ploded and severely burned ISugone and Mrs. Marchand and their five-, year-old child, Juliette, of Montreal. Mrs. R. Carswell of Winnipeg, who was recently' awarded the Royal Red Cross decoration, has been apponited as matron of the Whitmore Park hotels at Covenry. On one of tho returning troop trains running from St. John to, Montreal, the wife of Pte. Peter MacKenzle, of Montreal, gave birth to twins, one In the state of Maine and one 15 minutes later in Canada. Fred Howe, Hanover, was sentenced to six months for nomsupport of his wife. The magistrate declared it tlie rankest case lie had heard. Howe had been living with another woman. Goo. Mather,- a well-known grain merchant, aged 58 years, died vory suddenly In Peterborough from heart, disease. He was taken ill at his office and Walked home, dying within a few minutfes after his arrival. Cant. George T. Richardson, of the 2nd battalion, who was killed in action  two years ago, loft. $5000 to Qnceafe - 'University Athletic society for the improvement of tho athletic grounds. Rov. H.F. D. .Woodcock will continue as rector .of St. Jude's church, Oakville, the Bishop of Niagara having cancelled his appointment to Guelph, recognizing^ the wishes of his present, congregation. Captain Asa Minard, head of the Dominion! j>olice in the border cities on Friday, caused more than five hundred maWled men of Windsor and vicinity to be turrie* back by officers of his force because "they could not show marriage certificates. It was authoritavely stated at Ottawa that statements which have been made as to the extent of restriction of imports of foreign goods into -Canada are of a purely specula ttvo character. Major G. R. Geary, K.C., Toronto'a corporation counsel, who is now overseas, will fight 'he city's case against the Toronto Railway - Company, In regard to the Queen street, high level bridge award, when it cornea up before the privy council. Ladies jn Toronto are rushing to "till up the vacant ranks In the home mission field, as a result of the announcement that ten deaconesses had been appointed by the Presbyterian home mission board to take charge of home mission work. In New York Mr�5o bales only about one-quarter ctin be salvaged. IE AW FURS 117B rcq�(r� imaWiately One Million Firs HoaJred f f Thousand Mosfcrat Sfctes (1,500.000), aad Fifty Thousand Bearer Skins (50,000). fV� hare mo time to issue Price Lists. Don't atk (or ay. Ship art your Mosknts. We will pay the very highest Market Prices* Put your own valuation on them if yon wish, but ship to us. A trial shipaMnt will convince you that wa are the best buyers of Raw Ftirs in the World. We bare Stacks of Money. ( We are no Pikers. We are in the Market for tbe Entire Canadian Catch. We boy all kinds of Canadian Raw Furs. The George Monteith Fur Co. 21 JARVIS STREET . TORONTO, ONTARIO 8a=srsifs=ir--mi-s The Greatest Amiit of Draw-Bar Power for the Least Amount of Weight and Fuel Consumption Belongs To THE MOUHE UNIVERSAL TRACTOR THE TRACT0� THAT IS ALL TRACTOR. - TMt TRACTOR THAT IS A ONE MAN TRACTOR. The Mollne Universal Tractor is in a class by Itself, Do not Judge "the power of a tractor by Its sl�e and weight. That idea has bean exploded long ago by gas tractor experts. The Moline Universal Tractor can be seen AT W&RK on a farm close to Lethbridgc. Phone 1801 W. Kei& BeB Agent . 1212 Sixth Avenue tenth Or A. H. STOWCLL, District Oruanlzer, Lethbrfdae. Hotel. tiMBcmsiaaiBmsasmaam Grow Own vJSL CITY people this year must help to grow their own food. Every pound of vegetables that can be produced in home gardens or vacant lots will be a positive addition to the supply of food. Moreover the cultivation of land in city, town and village will leave market gardeners and farmers free to grow wheat and other supplies for export. It may be that the only contribution which you can make towards relieving the dire food needs of our Allies will be a vegetable garden. If 200,000 families in Canada would cultivate a garden of this kind it would mean a very important aggregate addition to our food supply. In Montreal vegetables to the value of $100,000 were grown on vacant lots last year. Calgary had over 1,100 lots under cultivation, covering an area of 200 acres. Splendid results were achieved in other cities. There ia even greater necessity for w"ar gardens this year. Tremendous Interest in the movement is reported from all parts of the Dominion. Are you a member of a vacant lot organization ? If none exists in your community help to organize one. Home garden and vacant lot cultivation is really needed and may truly be considered a patriotic service. Organized Efforts Will Bring Best Results Decide here and now to have a .war garden. Persuade your neighbours to do the same* AH the tools necessary qsfc a spade, rake and hoe. The cost of seeds is a trifle. Grow only standard vegetables such as potatoes, beans, peas, beets, carrots, parsnips, onions and lettuce. By growing your own vegetables you can not only perform a patriotic duty, you can also help to control the high cost of living. Write to your Provincial Department of Agriculture for pamphlets on gardening and any additional information. CANADA FOOD BOARD Chairman CANADA SX \ HfDNDAY, APRIL 8. 1918 ;