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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta fAGE POUR THIS LETHB^HDGE Y HER ALT* 3b; XsblmDa?, HlDetta OAILV AND WEEKLY t i Proprietor and Publishers (THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITEt 123 6th Street South, Lethbridge W. A. Buchar.an President and Managing Direetur-John Tonance - - Business Manager to go over as a cavalry unit. All the t men wars very anxious to go as a 1 unit when file war broke out bti.t they' j wore required in Canada for very important police duty in connection with j the alien enemy menace'. If there' Lire, ii'-'en l'rom the .force are needed , i now to fill up the gaps 'in the ('ana- ' I dian cavalry overseas it is but fitting j that, the government should, provide j for an R.N.W.M'.P. cavalry unit to go F L FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1918 over under that name and no other. i I The Fort Garry Horse lias made a TELEPHONES Business Office .............. 1252 Editorial Office .........-r*.... 1224 Subscription Ftsteci: Daily, delivered, per week . Daily, delivered, per year , Daily, by mail, per year ., Weekly, In- mail, per year . .10 . jn.oo . J1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers r.fte. expiration date !� our authority to continue the suljf KCiiption. ' THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Tile determined assaults of the Germans to break the iUii.isJi V$\& on tlie Belgian front are being continued with imeVjuailed fury, hut the i'.ritfsh line is holding solid at all vital points. The fiercest of the fighting appears to be in the vicinity of Ploegsioert Wood and Messines Kidge. Both these points are stii! he'td by the. British, but the Germans are evidently determined to possess them, as continued assaults of a most 'ferocious nature are being delivered against them. The iiritish also continue to hold iffiilteke. against which the Germans hurled 'masses of men yesterday unsuccessfully. i giyeat name for itself in this war. Wo j know the R.X.W.M.P. would do like- ! | wise. They would live, up to the old j j traditions of the force as the most of- \ I ficieut. cavalry North America has* ' over known. The men have been \ j chafing to go as a unit. Let the gov- ' i eminent aid them in their set pur- j : pose. Let there be no more breaking i up of the famous force to provide reinforcements for other cavalry now : ! in the fighting lines. HUN EFFC3T TO STAMPEDE FARMERS. The flurry among the farmers of the province over the quality of the formaldehyde being sold Kir the treatment of seed grain looks to us like a fine plot of German sympathizers to delay seeding. The belief thai1 the commodity has been tainper-:�d >'ith so that it will kill the. seed germ appears like a rather wild "flight , of imagination. But to s;.ead the m-�otior simultaneously all over the province end thus delay seeding until the . Red Deer and Wesraskiwin where the class of trade supplied is not one whir more agricultural than is the ! Trade of ethbridge. The Herald had j thought that the special commission j of enquiry into the working of the i Factory Act hiul been impressed with : the necessity of giving war service to the farmers who make Lethbridge ' thci*- trading centre. Some time ago Hon. Duncan Marshall speaking in Calgary made it emphatic enough that anyone who talks ten-hour days on ti miles west ot Lgov. The local council of workmen's and soldiers' decided to resist. Owing to the military situation the counri! .of Finnish commissioners has announced its intention of installing itself in Petrograd. The council referred to is the gov-erring body of tho Finnish Reds, or IVdsheviki. who hare been carrying on civil war with the White Guards. The Germans have gone to the assistance of the White Guards, seriously threatening the position of the Reds. Rnssia'3 Losses Petrograd. April II).-Announcement savs Russia has suffered -the following losses: One third of her total ; mileage of railways amounting to j -1.51X1 kilometres (13,360 miles), i Seventy-three per cent; of the total j iron production. Eighty-nine per cent of the total I coal production . i Two hundred and sixty-eight sugar refineries, 918 textile factories, 574 f breweries. 133 tobacco factories. DENIES THE JCHAR3E London. , A�r. il.--Replying to a question In the house of commons by John Dillon. Nationalist, regarding the alleged refusal at the press bureau to gilve the correspondents of American newspapers information as to whether their messages had been stopped or altered. Sir Georgo Gave, the home secretary, said that t'hese messages were sometimes censored or stopped for sufficient Teasons, bvk were never altered. Mr. Dillon said information was at hand that all new� about the Irish situation was being cut out. Sir George replied that he did not know about that, but he had given no general instructions regarding messages affecting thelrish question and no other minister would give instructions to the press bureau. : ? : : OLD-MR OF Wm Blackmore Passes-Great Activity in Real Estate (From Our Own Correspondent) Cardston, April 10.-The chief item of interest lately is the number of real osfctte transactions that havfe taken-place. Among the town properties that have changed hands we record the sale of Martin Woolf Jr., brick dwelling and lot to Mr. Georga Mathews of Cardston. Mr. Woolf 16S3 I lias purchased from the Cardston Loan. distilleries. 244 chemical factors, W3 paper mills, 1073 machine factories. The territories which now become German formerly brought in annual revenue amounting to S45,83S,000 roubles and had 1800 savings banks. Ottawa, April 11.-Opposition of Quebec to the government's bill extending the franchise to all ivoinen was voiced freely in the commons today. Consideration ot the bill was resumed in committee and represent-. ativos of Quebec province who spoke, j lj}ere. are 1,1 were, practically without exception, in i .^str^ct w"� 'opposition to the extension of the franchise to the other sex. A. It. ?,IcJIaster. the English-speaking member for Brorae, was an exception. While favoring, the principle of the bill, he thought it had some objectionable aspects. He suggested that-1 -------- ajj reference to the War Times Elec; The party who started the rumor tion Act should be omitted from the about, tiiat form aldehyde-pickled in it. to be Soio threatens to be as deadly as the weapon of the same name which is the favorite with the Filipinos. The city commissioners say the new water rates are fair. We got our bill yesterday and can say so too-fairly large. Russia has lost 55.0fn.000 people by its peace treaty. It looks as if it were''about time for Trotsky to be getting mad about it. The rush that attended the first German drive this spring is lacking in their latest push. Someone says this is due to the British Line and the British Lion. measure and freely criticized the act under which part of the women voted at the last general election. The majority of the Quebec representatives btised their objections on the idea that the giving of the vote to women would be detrimental to , family life and social conditions gen-> erally. Others took the view that the franchise. should remain a matter of provincial control with which the Dominion government should not presume to interfere. Hon. R. Lemieux argued that as the people of Quebec .were not in favor of the measure, that province should not be included in its operation. 'Strong support of the bill came from representatives of Ontario and western constituencies, while Evan Fraser, of Welland, seolded the . hous^ for wasting time in discussing such matters as worn ens' franchise and titles. He thought the house should get down i'0 to "our boys and sons at the front.' The preliminary business when the house met was not important. Company the old C. J. Brown dwelling and lot. r JVfrs. Talitha M. Carlson and Earl Carlson of Cardston purchased Mr. DeMont Smith's large farm at Wool-ford, containing TOO acres. The pur-  chase price was something .over $23.- j 000.000, and some 18,000.00 wa3 pai j � down. > i The crop conditions show that ! about five per cent, of t lie seeding isj" done, but this will rapiiUy increase i within the next few" days, as nearly every farmer Is on the ground, working early and late. The Mcintosh creamery has put out its first churning of butter, thus relieving the local ' market demand, which was not being supplied. The Cardston Cteafiiery association are rushing their work, arid ex-peet to be in operation within a cou- j pie ol weeks. Both creameries will j undoubtedly have all they can do as j not a few farmers in the: are'milking as many as i 30 cows. '"* : -i | Houses tp rent iu Cardston are at i a premium, there being very few, if i any available. ! Death of William Blackmore. We regret tp announce the death of Mr. William Blackmore, a respect-; ed farmer," and an old timer in this district. He died at his farm about two miles west of Cardston this morning at eight o'clock. The immediate canse was pneumonia. Mr. Blackmore.has always been very ener-j getic and untiring, physically and men-1 tally, and although he felt ill, would not give up, but continued his strenuous spring work, which resulted in his passing away as stated. He leaves a wife and large family to mourn his loss. He carried $1,000 of life insurance, and leaves an estate of 200 or 300 acres of land, which will undoubtedly be well cared for by his sturdy sons and energetic widow. The fun*] eral will be held in' the Stake tabernacle tomorrow. The whole community sympathizes sincerely with the bereaved wife, children and relatives. The local hospital under the superintendence of the Mfs3es �aker is doing splendid work. There are four patients in it at the present time. New GOOD-BYE, DOLLAR EVERY DOLLAR you send out of town flies away with a value that rightfully belongs to y�u* community. Spend it at home, with your home merchant, where its value stays wtUryau and. helps to build up your interests. When you come to^hink of it, there are only two kinds of. dollars-the "Dollar with Wings" and the "Development Dollar." The "Dollar with Wlnga" goes to' build up the Far Distant City, the Big Metropolis. The "Development Dollar" |*es to hull* �� tfee , Home Town. It helps build .up a nation ot real men and w^men. Then.^et us make, the dollars \as been The mortality from tuberculosis during the last ten years in British Columbia has increased 100 per cent. Alexander K. MacLellan, who died recently at. the Vancouver General Hospital, came to B.C. exactly fifty years ago. The plant of the Godchaux Sugar company. Inc., at^Reserve, La., was destfbyed by. (ire ..with, a lass of nearly half a million dollars'. ' ' ' ! Dr.. -Walter. -Clifford, a - dental stir-; geon in,London, has Invented: a crutch)! enabling Hoe usccVto sit wnjio'Walkjtagj! is saying-jnueo pressui-.o'under^th^'j oplts,.,'v.>'.'..'. �.- ','� -4;-;-, �'""��'�'.' '"*"tj Ddwoeraey is long suffering. How 1 long, do you think, would German autocracy statnd for alien enemy agitators, and anti-congcriptionist agita- , tor3 such a3 Canada has to deal with'.' j LATE 8. C. GOVT. O'Connor resigned because he believed he was not getting the support from the minister of labor.to which he believed he was entitled. We are inclined to agree with him. He had a man's size job and needed all the support he could get. LET MOUNTIES LIVE UP TO TRADITIONS. � There are . many rumors going around that Jiie Mounted Police, the a\pst famous force of military v in North America, are to be removed tad used for war purposes. The whole thing is a rumor as yet, but it toenm as if /something definite might be expected, tin the way of an announcement any' day. 'Hundreds of the members of the JtV.lv .M.P. who: were on tae rostar at the beginning of the war have already enlisted and have gone overseas. The honor roll of the force in this war is a large one. If tie force la to go to the front, there should be oo further depletion of the ranks by tho acceptance of volunteers. What! the Herald would like to eee would ~6t 4B announcement that the force is Last week the Hun submarines got onjy four ships over 1600 tons. This is as against more than 20 three weeks ago. Something must have, hit the pirates. However "we should not be too optimistic, as the destruction by the U-boats seems to run in waves. Mister, get your hoe, get your hoe, get your hoe, Make your garden grow, make it grow, make it grow. , Just sing that and practice it. It's the finest kind of exercise and it "will do a lot-to put a crimp in the H. C. of L. - The Canadian Daily Record, the little daily published oyerseas ".for'the men at the front,-reoently had the following item: , Wainwright, Alberta, has established a record in the receipt of $3,571.25 for a single carload of wheat. The item may be alright, but it isn't a record. Two cases where cars of grain bringing over 54,000 were reported throught the Herald last un. Toronto. April 11-In the C. N. R. enquiry it w&s brought-out that in a letter of October 24, 1917, from Mr. Oliver to Premier Borden, the British Columbia minister declared that through wilful wrong doing on the part of the railway and the late British Columbia government, $662,000 had been diverted from the funds provided for one branch and applied on another. Mr.-Nesbitt: "That was wUl> the approval of the provincial authorities?" Mr. Phippen: "Oh, yes. There is no suggestion.that the Canadian Northern Railway did anything without the full knowledge and approve^ of the government of the day." This same letter said that $3,863,000 had been pafd over to the company when only $1,582,000 had been expended on the second line. It would require, he said, from $1,-474,000 to $1,613,000 to complete this line. SECRET WIRELESS Montevideo, Urugay, April 11.-El Telegrafo, in iln issue of today charges that an influential business man at the head of the pro-German movement fn Urugay is in close communication with the German authorities and that during the recent German offensive he has been advised of German successes in advance of information reaching the newspapers. The newspaper asserts that it is believed these advices are received secret wireless stations,' already in this line, making everything as'up-to-date as possible. With the passing of the recent bill in the legislature at Edmonton, it is not improbable that the local hospi-1 ])as t>een wholly given over to the tal, which is being run. purely as a | production ot" the Lewis Machine Gun, matter of duty by the citizens of the j voted to return to work, district, will be taken over by some j - hospital unit or _ the municipality. | Tho customs collector at Prince The town fatl'iers have seen fit to \ Hupert has been notified .that fur-hire a man and team who is constant- j tner search for Lewis Dixon, Hud-ly engaged in work on the roads and ! son's Bay factor in the Stik-ir.e river, in tho repairs of the water mains. [,fcs been abttndoned as hopeless. Mr. Joseph Hall is now employed by J. O. Bentall, erstwhile socialist thu Candidate for governor, was found arm guilty on two counts of violatioh of the Espionage Act by a jury in Fed- John IV.-Boots^ ol Albany*- N,�:,- ..en-era! Court at Minneapolis. \, gineer, was killed and some �. tyenty - other-petaajja^were injured -when the The striking employees of the Sav- westbound Empire.- iS.tate express rah age Arm-3 plant "at Utica, N.Y., which into a derailed freight'.(rain. ' the town for this purpose. In the discussion relative to the taxation on automobiles it was finally decided that a nonilnal^aeessment would be placed upon all automobiles. This was agreed to only on the understanding that the sum, collected for such taxes would be expended on the roads.  The residence of Mr. Thonias Duce is fast  nearing completion, and is a very neat cottage. The three cottages belng'erected by Mr. J. C: Cahoon will be,rejited on completion.. The lumber., and other material is mostly* on the ground. The " steel' workers on the Temple will soon complete the placing of all the window frames, etc., which they have, been working on ' for the  past three.,or four months. Lee" Kee, a Chinese merchant, is erecting a business block adjoining" Mr.'D. D. Spencer's billiard hall'upon the oldTlard estate lot. It appears in a very short time that both or the business blocks will be solidly built upon. News is received from the Gait hospital that Mr. Sterling Williams is recovering slowly from his attack of Inflamatory rheumatism'. CHARGED WITH MURDER Winnipeg, Apr. 11^-Frank Sullivan, John Stoicke ahdj^Mllip Johnson were jointly charged with the murder of Constable Snowdon in the _ city police court this morning. The through' case was remanded for one week. The men were not allowed to plead. The Ottawa -correspondent of the (Vinnipeg Telegram says: "While no appointment may be made for some time, it is expected that Judge J. D. Cameron will succeed the late Judge Howell as chief justice of Manitoba." . Mrs.j'A.'OGutler died at her'.home at Wlnnipeg'-trout- injuries- received-when she was'.struck by an' ,'iitt'oniafcilo' driven,'by A. J, Andrews, 'a.WJu'nipeg barrister. Aa ijigjiast will., he. .'held. "When, three .childraft- were coasting .down" hill at l^elson, their sleigh crushed into a -team of horse's; one child,'Kathleen Wfllley, was, ' killed and the 'other two injured. Three persons have been detaiifcd by the police in connection, with the daring robbery of the Cote Ues Neiges branch of the Royal Bank of Canada last Friday. Cadet Arthur Harold Weber of the Royal Flying corps was instantly killed when he crashed" to earth five) H. Austin, engineer, and J. Brobb, miles from Benbrook Flying Field, | fireman, �escaped- death \py leaping while making, a sole flight. Weber's ; from their, engine- when the roadbed body will,be sent to hiB home in Lon- j/beneath ' tlrehi " collapsed into an don, England. abandoned coalmine near the' soUtb, " - Wellington--station, .Victoria. j George R. Cooper, aged 22, an I ;'" ?,�* :�':'  ^.i:i> ...^ , �..;. .^'''."1. t operator at the Trail smelter, is deadj The police arei-mve'stigating;a shoot-t& the supposed result of having'^^ng affair1 :at^ Bear^like^ Pi4ride Ru. failed to turn off the current before pert, in whicn a Babfae Indian nairtedj entering a cage.. It is believed that i Shookum House Tdfrt wasrkilled.)If M 40,000 volts passed thr6ugh his body, j alleged;, lltait the, shot:r better'Swages.,1' ,6t working" conditions; was - rejected -by the .U.S. vBennta;; ' , . ; Alexander Dear, * -deserter, tr$m the ' C.M.B., wa& taken' 'into custody by the Dominion Police 'fepd'*urt*]T over to the military at'Toronto. In June, 1915, Dear deserted at Valear-tier, and has been, living in the United States, since.' He was married since and came to Toronto last Saturday for a visit, f First fines in. western Ontario tor violatibn of the new food regulations have been made, wlen four local restaurants wore fined $25 each for serving baeon and beef more than once on a single day. Two heavily armed; thugs enered the branch of the Royal Bank, of Canada otj the out3kirtjs of Montreal, and while one of the robbers covered the teller with a revolver the other entered the cage \snd ' securad about $5,000 in bills and $40 in silver. That there is no farm labor shortage in the southern part "of Alberta is indicated by the fact that to date, every application for farm -help has been supplied by the Alberta provincial labor bureau recently 'established in Calgary.  ���',!'..' Lieut. Warms' KeBBtixfiitke,. son -of the lateE. F. CU*rk�, fortaar mayor ot Toronto and nftmber of varlta-meni, and ;ue�t. /jCSA^^dmpsv. of ,Mr. j George Yates, Vaftir*, '.ifamadl to. death in their, nut, on. JFIanders front. ' ,; '...""�': ''"'.'. Miss. Ruby Moore^.^tifsts "secreiary to President' Baugh qt :the Southern league and an acknowtodint- anthor-ity o* the inside ot tuuuwaW if 'recovering from an optersfsc*1 tor appendicitis 'and will soon .f*, able to assume her duties as the BttsJt,'"man" in thr Southern TeaKuiT^W^ttarters'. The. municipal couasfi^l Paris .has presented, to the School Of.Business Administration of tka ITnltlirJlty of Washington a reproduction os" Fran-net's , statue of Joan .of: Are : which stands in the Place (d*s Pyramids, Paris. ' ' \ � / Miss Carrie Good, aged.la deia at Brantford. Miss. Good; �rw the oldest child of th.e late. AUfcn Goad, who'-came.to Canada from Cork,' Ijre-lauiC in. Iti36, for the express-pur pose of fohnding the Bank of Brilish North Ame/lca. in this country. . J*lve men were hilled and wfapkage and cargo burled overt adjacent b�Ud-ings when the little coasting sttamer Annie blew up at bar daok.at:EUsa-hejth Cify,.1N,j.,..iuBt atter arrlting from Norfolk.. The vessel waa loaded wi^h flour and-sugar -and: the canaa of; the eiploSton rotpains a mystery, piscovering a. tte. sptkaa ��raaa^he Baltimore and Oliio tracka tea mllss smith of Toledo. - near -Pany��ung> Grance Doyle, .tireiitr nnrs old; a cbiintrjt school teacher at Itoaetatown, ran down the tr*ok;ra^OT�i top? atad with it flagged a train awroaiefc-mg rapidly. It ^tas/i%�lrtt; loHow-eft closelybya Haa^ troj^tratei' -� fat-�agy- n'r(^u^-;vjitn^g4|ssi9ii, mU.Irm hald Mm �i��t. wiyi�|g|' >'' Kan, tresl.1:. The' new ejp�niptlp(mr which repre&enta- the -Brlt|a%-ntatetry of fOod; through the jtiJM jmptii ex-liport e^mn^a^oa''',;'|g|i||it^'.- �t''""NeW _ York, discussed the priot of cheese for 1918 and a c*ble 'wa| aant, to the ministry of food with a- Yl*w to ae-, curing authority to make a dafinite arrangement to pnrcbaia aJMbVClMSie or mi. ;