Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR ' CD: t*tbbrt&.j:, ttibcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor* and Publisher* (THE LSTHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED �28 6th Street South. Lethbrldo* W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Tonance - - Business Manager TELEPHONES Office .............. 1252 Office .............. 1224 10 J5.00 tatlon similar to that of the H.N.W. M.P. can be built up in the first few-years of tho force's history. Business editorial Subscription Rate.-): Dally, delivered, per week . Daily, delivered, per year . Daily, by maiJ. per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by n'ail. per year .....jl.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to TJ.3..$2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions ac-pear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers :.fle: expiration date Is � our authority to continue tho subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Germans have not only been able to retake and hold Neuve "Eglise, but they nave also captured Baiileul. five miles farther on, so\that the situation .does not appear so bright today. The battle for the possession of Neuve Eglise was bittec and long, but the , government of Canada, produced 65,-British were finally compelled to j 150 bushels of wheat ou 2*30G Withdraw to the north of Baiileul � ALBERTA INDIANS ' AND AGRICULTURE. Without tiny euergetie camruign being conducted Alberta Indians have in recent years been improving iu agricultural production. Now that a campaign for greater production on tho Indian reserve's has been started, there is a possibility of a marked increase in tho interest of the Indians in agriculture. Tlio report of tho Department of Indian -Affairs for the ye-ifr ending March "1st. 1917, shows that between the years 1910 and 1916 Alberta Indians advanced their production of graiir from 67,000 to about 400,000 bushels. There is nothing remarkable, of course, in the extent of j the production but the figures show, j nevertheless, that the Indians have �' been paying more attention to farming. With proper' help and encour-| agement. they can be brought to produce far more extensively, and this year's efforts in that direction will show whsther the Indian is prepared to take more kindly to agriculture j than In the past. j The report of the Department Says j that the Blood, Pegian, and Biackfoot j bands have of recent years met with | great success in their farming opera- � tions. j The Blood Indians during the sen-1 son of 1916, by their own efforts and! without any financial aid from the j THE -4- LETHBRJDfiK DAILY- HERALD �I i' ' TUESDAY, APRIL Ifl, 1018 I HAD TO GtT FIFTY POUNDS* ICOLaoW GET IT j AT THAT PRICE UNLESS } I ORDERED A QUANTITY , which they also relinquished last night This makes the wedge into the British lines still deeper and 'harper, but the British are holding their main lines intact. A MATTSR OF JUSTICE \ TO THE R.N W.M.P. �� Though no official announcement 'has' come from Ottawa to the effect that the R.N.W-M.P. would be |dis- acres and 26.9S6 bushels of oats on 70S' acres. They grew approximately j 6.700 tons of hay and green fodder, 1 and prepare!! 2.320 acres of summer i fallow and n&w breaking for the 1917 j seeding. The sale of the grain not used on the reserve realized approximately ?125,000. The Blackfpot Indians started fanning in 1912. They have now 4,875 acres of well-farmed land. They have purchased 250 farm work-horses of good grade, some of which cost over $500 a team, from their farm earnings, and they take good care of them. During the season of 1916, 74 of these Indians produced over,63,000 bushels of �wheat and 33.000 bushels of oats. "PICKED UP IN *, PASSING Cupbain David Gordon of the North Toronto fire station is doad. Mgr. Stagni's term of office as Papal Delegate to Canada is concluded. Tho factory of the Gnlona Oil Co. at Toronto was destroyed by fire. J. B. McColl, Toronto oil dealer and father of Mrs. N. A. McLarty, Medicine Hot, Is (load. Col. C. J. Stewart, a native of Amherst, N.S., died at Halifax, aged 97 years. V. V. Rogers, prominent Ottawa real estate man, is doad as the result of an accident. i Members of tho Toronto police force will receive a war bonus, retroactive from tho first of the year. A new nickel refinery is to be erected near Hull, to cost about a million dollars. Rev. Gordon *M( Holmes, of Goder-ich, has accepted a call to,the Ossing-ton Avenue Baptist church, Toronto. Rev. George Scott, for over years an Anglican clergyman in Toronto diocese, iu dead. the banded, the resignations of the com missioner and his assistants, and the fact that all outposts are being called ' They sold wh?-nt .to the value of $92,-; j ,i,,m _,., 000, retainirv- - more than sufficient! to is evidence that this most famous seefl for thp F.n..ng Qf m, A, lhe,oj organisation of its kind on the North operations cost the government no-American continent is about to write , thing, as the money required is pro-1 "finis." to its long and honorable Tided by the band from their funds! career. The passing of the "riders of j �^Jg; Indiaas produced 33.sso the plains" has come suddenly, and j bushels of wheat, which, realized $44,-aot without many pangs of regret on j 044. and '18,615 bushels of oats, which the part of those who have known ' realized |6,515.25V They sold 1,215 tons of hay for $5,350 andliad 300 tons left tor their own use. them and their work long and intimately. Hundreds of telegrams from the Stock raising is naturally a very im portant industry among the Alberta 'TJHE only road to real economy is *he road that Jeads to the Home Town. This is the first commandment in community development. Whenever we pass up our own community and send an order away from home we break this commandment by one stroke of the pen. ^ Give your home dealer the chance to fill that order. Given the same conditions, he can beat any out-of-town house in the country. The Long Distance route is the road to waste, over-buying and false economy. ?J This cartoon shows vividly the economic waste in long distance buying; ' west-are pouring into Ottawa urging ! Indians. Nearly all the. ba^ads in thei that the force be kept Intact and sent f^^^ herd3 of tor,sel,ancl caM .w� #_ a tle' which form a very valuable asset, i to the front, under its own officers,- The largest herds are held by thef as a distinctive unit. Nearly a week Blood Indians, who own upward^ of; ago the Herald urged such a course j 4'000 head ot the finest beef cattle in j when the rumor that the force was to ' 0,6 west' be disbanded first was heard. We hope the government will still see its way clear to provide for snch an opportunity for the officers and men to wind up the career of the force. It is but fitting that it should go out with colors flying rather than be allowed to die from lack of appreciation on the part of the government at Ottawa. Surely there are enough nan in the government from the west to appreciate what the west feels for the force-a .feeling which Is prompting the protests against the demobilisation, ot the polios. The west has dose much for this war. Sorely this request might be granted in recognition of the last great west and its famous police force. SEEDING WELL 0 Well, how do you like "fast" time? ( Contintjed from FuoWf Paghi An hour more now in which to dig j cent warm days up the garden and produce food- ^ound and 11 is stuffs. t _, have dried the now it "excellent | shape for work. Our farmers have all been busy 3iuce April first. A great many had BRITISH YIELD NElEGLISE (COKTIVPTCD tROM tYn01TT PaOl) Being forced to have a regular job ! til6ir ploughing done last fall and the and get up an hour earlier than usual j ^^A^M^^Sl. to work at it will be a new experience! e(j The aim of everyone this year seems to be to put in more acreage than ever, and are making every effort to keep their -horses and machinery in good working order so as to accomplish the most during the short seeding seaBon. So far thej�e is no shortage of farm labor. for those who have been in the idler! class. Won't hurt them any, how-j ever. I very active, especially 'in the region j of the Olse'Canal. A French detweh-! ment crossed the canal west of Pierre- j ; mande and brought back ten prisoners } and one machine gun. French patrols j ' also took prisoners in the sector of [ a German Corbeny, in the Champagne near i prisoners ; Siechprey, and in the VoEges. A ' German raid at Teton "was repulsed. "Elsewhere the night was calm." A Kot Fight London. Apr. 16.-(Via Renter's Ottawa Agency).-The following offi- Fight at Festubert "During the first day ot the attack the enemy forced his way Into Gtven-chy ' and Festubert. Both villages were shortly afterward regained by the 55th division as a result of a highly successful counter attack in which several hundred Germans were captured. All further attempts of the enemy to capture the positions -broke down before the resolute defense of the 55th. Though lie succeeded on the 11th in entering, a post north of Festubert, he was thrown out again by a counter attack on tho night of the 12th and the 55th improved its position in this neighborhood capturing post, and taking several "Next day, in the afternoon, the enemy bombarded the whole front held by the division between Gerre and the Lawe Canal. Subsequently he attacked in force and was once more repulsed with heavy losses 'by tho i Laurie L. Sebring, master mechanic j of tho Saskatchewan Motor Co. of Regina, committed suicide by taking j carbolio^acid. | At. O.-Hart, a well known' notary of � Cowansviile, Que., is dead. He was tho father-in-law of Judge Smyth, of Swift Current. While walking around the new Union station, Toronto, in soaroh of work, John Ayriss'fell and broke his log. The Dominion textile workers at, Kingston have been granted a general^ increase ot 10 per cent., taking effect from April 1. . Mrs. Atirelia Mnrohand Layoie,^ a native of Canada, died at her home in Salem. Mass., at the age of 104 years, leaving 127 descendents. The hortlculturaT^milding at Queens Park, London, used as officers' quarters for the Western Ontario Reserve battalion, was destroyed by fire. Rev. E. N. English, former principal of tho old Hellmuth. College, London, Ont., died at GleudWe, Montana. Hermila Galtndo ran tor Congress in Mexico. She editB ,"La Mujer M-o-derno," the only Mexican periodical edited and published by a woman.; Rev. D. A. Molr of Thprold, has. accepted a call to the Simcoe Methodist church. Rev. J. II. McBain, of Simcoe, will go to Kitchener. Thomas Smith, aged 47. chief of provincial police In Vancouver and second in command in the provincial polico force, is dead. He had been in ill health, for some time and recently | underwent an operation. While subscribing millions for Liberty bonds, banks of Washington also hare over-subscribed the latest issue cial supplementary despatch from j most gallant and successful defense A QRKAT OPPORTUNITY POH THE A.P.P. . fib long as the Mounted Police were Intact, there were many throughout Albsrta, and especially among the old-timers who had developed a very keen appreciation for the force during their long years ot pioneering on these plains, who could not bring themselves to accept the Alberta provincial police a� the successors of the R.N.W. M.P. N6w however that the Mounted Police force is being broken up it is -a fitting time to say a word for the A.P.P. ; The Alberta provincial police force 4a built up largely of men who have aeen service in the R.N.W.M.P. They know the traditions of the Mounted Police, and they are anxious that the �toew body shall buiid up a reputation Qual to that, of the famouB force. Jphe llerald believes they will he able do so. Of course It is true that ihere is not the same opportunity for Military discipline where men are not quartered In barracks, and neither is there tho same opportunity for the 'spectacular in their work as was the �ase with the Mounted Police who kept law and order during the transition stage from the days of the but- COAL PRODUCTION Reuter's correspondent at headquarters, anent the work of the 55th division at Givenchy, April 9 to 14. "On the morning of the German attack on April 9, the 55th West Lan- . cashire division of territorials* was* holding a front of about six thousand yards, extending from La Bassee Can- , al to just south of Kicebourg-Laveus, of the division which he has been pleased to describe as second class troops." ORION. Orion, April 12.-Now that the fine weather has come all thought and energy la directed .to the problems which confront the tillers of tho - . i soil. The thaw this spring has been. , ,. . , , tv,� , ,,� ,,,,, , ^ ^ . , ~ ^ , . I rather- late and many farmers began i ^e the hne >M that hel^ * the Govt. Should Do Everything to get anxious for so many have plan- j Portuguese. ,nrt,,, ! weather las! fall and a lot of ground strength A captured divisional oroer issued by the general staff of this'; Ottawa, Apr. 16.-A cabinet minister stated In ths. house yestejxlay that It could be assumed that there would be no definite announcement in regard to the government's proposed amendments to the Military Ser,yine Act before Wednesday. These, it is understood, will lie submitted to a government caucuB to be held on Tuesday. Undoubtedly they will be communicated to the house at Wednesday's secret session. The idea prevails that the secret session is liable to be of considerable duration a'cd may last throughout the afternoon. The bouse spent the day considering the coal situation, the debate being based "upon a resolution moved UNMAN HAD EXCITING III (From Our Own Correspondent) Lomond April 15.-Mr. Munro, Fifteen churches lo Branttord held "Father and Son" banquets. Rev. R. Undlc, a superannuated Methodist minister, died at Belleville. Mrs. S. ,T. Baady, relict of the lato Archdeacon Baady, Toronto, is dead. Major Albert Nordheimer, only son ot Albert Nordheimer, Toronto, w�a killed In action. Benjamin Gillespie, for many years engaged In the banking business, died at Picton, Ont. Richard C. Golf, prominent temper-ance worker, is dead \ at Charlotte-town, P.E.I. The net debt of the Dominion at the end of February stood ait a little more than a billion dollars, ' For sneering at the Liberty loan, Henry Schneider, a waiter in New York, was gent to jail for sly months. Flight-Lieut. Edward Booth was killed in an airplane accident at Salisbury Plains. National registration of Canada's roan-pWer and woman-power Will take place likely on one day In June. Six thousand troops will be located at Niagara Camp tills summer, under the command of Lieut-Col. John I. McLaren of Hamilton. The lepers at Molokal, one of the Hawaiian Islands, have > bought $3000 worth of thrift and war savings stamps. Ten thousand more Ontario motor licenses were Issued during the first quarter of this year than for the iamo period last yoar. The Dominion police visited a horse sale at Toronto and found S|0 gypsies and horse traders without military papers. Kioox Collage, Toronto, conferred the degree ot D.D. upon Rev. W. H. Sedgwick, Hamilton, and Rev. Jas. Menzies, HOnai*, China. Miss Elsie McL�chUn, ot Ottawa, is leaving to Ball for England, and will go to France, to. engage 1n canteen work in Paris. jlev. R. L. Ockley, a superannuated Methodist minister , well known throughout Ontario, died at Stouff-ville. That Sir Thomas White's health is improving is the message brought by II. B, Shaw, general manager of the Union Bank of Canada. At the criminal trial sittings of the ' supreme court at Halifax the soldier Reynolds, ot the Royal Canadian Engineers, was charged with the theft of $592.40 from the militia department!. Seeding has started in Peace River district. Reports indicate that tho ground is In excellent shape and that the increase in acreage will be from 50 to 100 per cent. While no official announcement has been made it is learned that the Lord of $500,000,000 certificates of iudebt-j Strathcona Horse cavalry depot may ednesa. At the end of the present term the study of the German language will be dropped from the course of study iu the Seattle high schools, the school directors announced yesterday. George Snarr, a well known and highly respected farmer of Ontario, was kicked by a colt he was leading and sustained injuries which, it is feared, will result fatally. J. O. Ben tall, of Minneapolis, Socialist candidate for governor of Minnesota, was found guilty on two counts of violating "the Espionage Act by a jury. be moved to Calgary to make its per -~ - - - - .... truction of gophers. t__ COALDALE Coaldale, Apr. 15.-Everyone in Ihi3 district is on the land ivuh as large a force as can be mustered. About twenty-five per cent of tho In the attack our three regiments | ?n tl}e Pavement he was relieved of j ..........luu will be opposed by at tho most .six ! ^r�. h'lrui.re:1 dolhira Mr. Munro ox-; crop is alroadv in. Some seeding was companies in front and at the most j j},", 10 naVH. ,a hard time collecting " - ......damages for his injuries. done here three weeks at the Lund t^o reserve battalions in Festubert ranch, F.'Knapp's, and Straley's. This'. al|d Givenchy. One ^battalion in d'vi-ls up and--making a good showing.,; sional reserve is south-of La Bassee The acreage will be much larger this Canal in Lepreeol. It will be pre-by J. B. Armstrong of Lambton"~urg- year than iast' possibly 25 to 30%. In . vented by our powerful artillery fire ing the utilization of peat and lignite lhe area north of the railway It is from taking part In the fight for Fes-ning operations, estimated that the acreage of grain tubert a^id Givenchy. These troops A. F. McLachlin, lysl for a number MAN POWER BILL . , . . t , J ment that 100,000 acres of peat bogs Jalo herd to the day of the wavius j have -been mapped out in Canada and Wheat fields. But the opportunity for ,nat tllfise should produce 128,000,000 public service is wider now than over, I to^R �,�, p"at _ *�d tb? Herald sincerely believes that j ^ S mlTconffi and an increase m mining operations. m ,JQ (ioubie thore were men really indls- j sion formed a defensive flank, facing ponsahlc from the viewpoint of war (.northeast on the lino of Givenchy, efforlH. This did not mean that civil j Festubert-'to tho neighborhood otVLe ."srrvanls ovor -B5 were not being re-1 Touquct. This line: it maintained pr�c-i';-'.~(.'d as r.-.pitlly as posslhljk Cer-|_tlcally unchanged until relief, thrqngh lain !?'ovi-rrftf;o;it-officc'rR were constd-.tapi d*ya 6f .a}m or.'ng' the advisability of releasing all 'beat'ing'off repcfled^rrlrnWnTfTOicks tw.::i fit. for genoial service up lo the with tho heaviest enemy losses and i age of ID. J tailing nearly a thousand prisoners. direction of allowing home rule to precede tiio application of conscription in Ireland that danger Is averted. The committee Htage of the bill was completed in the house of commons '.anight without further Incident.' c2ernin THE GOAT Rome, April If..-Emperor Charles should have resigned, but as it is not customary for Bovereignst to leave their posts ev.?n when tlioy mnko blunders, Count Ciseniln was obliged to go, says the Giornale D'Jtalia, in commenting on tho resignation of Count Czernin as Austrian foreign minister. St. Thomas atia-of years, haH received official notification that. h� ihnd licon appointed food examiner un-| dor tho"Adiilteratt'd Food Act for the ! city of St. Thomas. j Margaret, the five-year-old daughter i of A. Haines, chief clerk to Supt. A. I MoCJa'H of the G.T.P. railway at Prince ; Rupert, took a few pills, she found while playing in the home. They con-' tainOd strychnine and she died in two hours. Rev. Geo. Scott, an Anglican clergyman in the diocese of Toronto for 29 years, died at Toronto. He had charge of several missions in the Toronto dioceso, Including Cookstown, Pinkor-ton, Warkworth, Wooler, Port Perry and Falrbank. Taking advantage of the coming May day moving festival, and accompanying house-cleaning orgy 1000 Montreal painters and decorators went on strike for a five-dent an hour increase in pay ami five hours less work a weok. Increase in pay (or civic employees at Wiiiutnow aggregating a 1S.7 advance In thfc total wage bill are recommended in a letter from the heads of the departments^ Hiihmitled to the board of control. A total of 74.5 -nieii camo under, .tjje proposed increase. The cost to tile city is" approximafceiy $m,0()0. The raise if granted, will have effect May I. (From Our Own Correspondent) Lomond, April 11.-The Central garage, owned by Jack Bowers, burned to the ground here the other night, including a stock of engines, farm machinery and some gasolene. Tho Chinese laundry, which was just a ] few feet from the garage, was burned to the ground also.' Mr. Bowers on returning to his garage after tea was astonished to find tho building full of blinding smoke. A squad ot volunteers and water buckets were soon on the spot but their efforts were to no avail and the building, whose floor was saturated with oil and gasolene, soon burst into flames. AH the "cars were got out before the flames'-reached them. The garage was one of the best in Southern Alberta and its loss to the town will be felt, as only three garages remain. Mr. Bowers is undecided yet whether to build or not, as the insurance "will hardly pay for tu� stuff that was burned inside, , ,t i SETTLERS FOR THE G. LAKE DISTRICT (From Our Qwn Correspondent) . Graesy Lake, April 13,r-WOrd has been received by Mrs. Gladys Palmer that her husband, Pte. Sam Palmer, is ou his way home. He goes to the Military hospital at Calgary to report and is expected here Monday. Born, to Mr. and, Mrs. Hagen, a son, April 15th. A few cars of f.gtt.lers' effects have como In this spring, reminding us of homestead days, ] We qometimes think there is no more land to be had, as It Is already all taken. But atill they come. , The ladies of the Red Cross put on a Tag Day Saturday April 13th. Tho girls were mooting with good euceess., Kveryone was to be seen wearing the button They worked early and late. Even at the show house in the evening the girls were eagerly selling more buttons.