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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta / 'MOK FOUR LETHBRIDfiK D-W-Y . I OAILV ANU WEEKLY ,i!ity of �> marked in -----' crease In the lr..crp�l of ilu> Indians I25J ! ia agriculture. The report of !he Do-1224 j p.irtni�nt of Indian -Affair* for the tMttortol TSLBPHONES Office .......... Offic* .......... ubaeriptlon Ratt.i: Pally, colivered. per wer to U.S..$2 00 Dates ot expiry of aubscrlptiona appear dall.r on addreaa label Acceptance of papT* 1 flf expir�ti..a oate U cur authority to continue th� tub aeriptioB. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Germans hare not only been ublo to Wtakp and hold Neuve 'Eglise. but th�y have also captured Baiileul. five �Ulea farther on, so\that the situutiin . does not appear so bright ttnUy. The battle for the possession of N. ;:vi Bgtiso �~a8 blttei; and lone, b.r he British wore finally compe! .mI f� withdraw to the north of Hailleul Which they also relinnui$>neil Ust BifhL This makes the wedgf into Uw BrtUib noes still deeper .md �harper, but the British nr� holding thttr main tinea intact yi-irt- ending March ^llst. 1?IT. shows that between llie yenrs liUO and I'.'Iti Alberta In.li.ins advuniivl their pro ductloB Of grain fra:i\ ('T.i iH> to abo'.it 4i'i'.ii00 bushels Tlnre is nothing re-uuirkable. of course, in the extent of ' the production bat the fi;:\irc!i show. , iieverthelcas. ll-.at lh� Indians havo been paying more attcat'.'m to (arm-iUR. With proi or' help an.l onoour- j agt^nient. thoy can he broughi to pro- j ju,-e far more eitensivoly. ntid this year g ttforis in that dircctiiiu will ' show wholher the Indian Is prepared to take more kindly to agriculture than in the past. TJi�> report of the Dop.irtmetjt �ays that the Blood. I'egian. and Hlackfoot bands have of rer. nt yeiirs nut with Rreat success in their farjuing operations. . The nlood Indian* durfn.g the sea-�^on of 1916. by their own efforts and �it�iout any financial aiii from the g'^vernment of C'.itiuia. proluced t;.',-, loti bunhels of vht'at on acres, and C6 !�s� bushels ot oats on Ti;> aires. They grew approximately 6.700 tons of hay ami grreB fodder, and prepared 2 acres of snmitier fallow and n&w breaking for the liU7 set^ding. The sale of the grain not usenj on the reserve realized approxi-I mately $123,000. The Blackfoot Indians started farming m 1812. They have now 4.S7J; ! acres of well-farmed land. They have i purehiwei !50 farm workhorses of puu I grade, some of which co.�t over $�".1" .1 team, from their fnrm earnings. � ai-.ii ilii'v tahe po'i 1 care of th'-:n. Pur-1 ine tlw ,�eascn of l^K,. 74 of thts'^ Indians produced over e.vOeO bushels of wheat and husU^ls of oats. They sold wh''^orth Aaiaricaa continent is about to write *tlaia." to Its long and honorable osreer. The passing of ihe "riders of . th� plains" baa ooma anddenly. and bushels of wheatywhc'h realized ?44.-�ot without many paaga of regret on  044. and IS,615 btishels of oats, which part of those who have known realized $6..^15^2?^ They soVl 1.215 tkrai and thalr work long and Intlm- '""'"f "ay for t:,.3W and had 300 tons t�>T. I Stock raising is naturally a Tei? Im- Hundreds of telegrams from the portant Industry among the Alberta west-are pouring Into Ottawa urging Indians. Nearly all the bands In the V 1 ... 4  province own herds if horses and cat- tUat the force be kept Intact and sent ^ valuable asset. to the front, under Its own officers,"^ The largest herds are held by the' as a dlstinctire unit. Nearly a week Blood Indians, who own upward^ of PICKED UP IN *. PASSING Wit thb amr mam Captain Davit! Oordon of the North Toronto fire rtatton Is dead. Mgr Stagnl's term of office as Papal l>eleKatp to (.'snadu In conrlndoil. The factory of the Oalena Oil �'o. at Toronto was tlcstroyod by fire. J. B, MrColl. Toronto oil dealer and father ot Mrs N A. Mctiartr, Medicine Hat, Is dead Col. C. J. Stewart, n native of Am herat, N.8., dicil at Halifax, aged years. V. V. nf>gers. prominent Ottawa real estate man, is dead as the result of nn accident. VMembers of llio Toronto police force III recelvj- a war bonus, retroactive from Iho first of the year. A new iiU-kel refinery l� to be erect-"ed near Hull, to I'oet about a million dollars. Fifteen churchet in Brantford bald "Vather and Bon" baaquela. Rev R. iindte, a nperUBUtcd .Methodist minister, died At MlaTills. Mrs 8. J. Baady, reltet �t tta lata Archdeacon ilaady. Toronto, to dMd, Major Atbert Nordhtlmcr, fl*)y aon of Albert NordbaliMT, Tonofta, wm killed In action. Benjamin OtUesple, for nany y��rs engaged In the bankiag bvalDM*. dltd at I'lcton. Out Richard r. Oon. prratamt Urnpar-ance worker. Is d�ad\�t Charlotte-town, IVKI. The net debt ot th� D��blleii at the end of February atood at  little ' more than  Mlllon doltan. f'or sneering at tlia Uborty loan, Henry Hchneidar, a wgltar In New York, was sent to )all tor alt montbe. Kev Cordon M, Holmes, of Coder ] nigbi-Meut. Edward Booth was Ich. has accepted a call to the Osslng killed In an airplma aecidaa^ at Balls-ton .Wenue Uaptist church, Toronto bury Plains. Pev (JeorRo Hrott, for over J,". ! y .irs aa AivHinn clergyman In the Toronto dioiese. In dead. Laurie I.,. S��briiig, master mechanic of the SiisliatChowan Moti>r Co. ol' Hegina, coinmltted suicide by taktiiii , cArboUyncld. | .M. O. ifart, a well known notary of; rowan.ivllle. Oue., is dead He whs ' the father-ln-lHW of Judge Smyth, oi' , Swift Current. While walking anmnd the new I'n-ion etHflori, Toronto, In soaroh of work, John Ayrlsa fell and broke his leg. Natloual registratWfa of Canada'n j tuati-jfower and woman-powar will t�lt� I place likely on one day ta Joaak .'^ix tlioMsand troops wiU b* located at .Niigura (amp tbla siimiaflr, under th" ciiiuniand iK l4�ut.-Col, JohQ I. Mcl.nren of Hamilton. The lepers at Mololial, on* of tho ilawallan Islands, have boaght |30recla-1 and get ap aa hour earlier than usual tioa on the part of the government at Ottawa. Sorely there are enough IMB la tlw (OT�ram�Bt fram the west to appraelate what the weit feela for Mrs. Aurella Marwhand l^voie, a native of Canada, died at iter hoiue In Salem, .^fnss.. at the age of 104 years, I leaving 127 descendents. The bnrttculturaT^uilcyng at (Jueens Park. L�ondon, used as officers' quarters for tho Western Ontario Reserve battalion, was destroyed by lire. Rev. E. N. Kngllsh, former principal of the old HellmutU College, London, Out., died at (Jlendlve, Montana. Fight at Featubert Knox College, Toronto, conferred the degree of 1).I>. upon R*�. W. It. Sedgwick, Maintlton. and R*t. J��. Meozles, llOnau, China. Miss Elsie McI.�ct)Un. cH OtUwa. Is leaving to sail for S^nflaad, aad will go to Prance, to ensag* la aaataen work in Paris. Jiev. K L. Ockley. a sMMranRuated .Methodist minister . w�U known throughout Ontario, died at Btouff vlll*. Congress j That Sir Tlu)ni�8 White's health is improving la the messaaa brought by II. II. Shaw, general vaaagar of the -  I Union Bank of Canada. Rev. D. ,\. Molr of Thorold, has sor A ORIAT OPPORTUNITY IRM THE A.P.P. . fla loag aa th* Moanted ftlioe wer* tetaat, tb�>� w*r* naay throughout Albarta. aad *ap*eiany among the old-tiaara wbo ba5th. Though he succeeded on tho 11th In entering a post north of Fcs-tubert, he was tnrown out again by a counter att\(k on tho night ot the i;th and fi:o .'.."th Iniproveil its po.^i-lion in this neiKhborluHul captnrlne a C.enuan poni and taking several prisoners. "Next day, in t!ie afternoon, the ehemy bombarded the whole front held by the division between (lerre and the liUwe CuniU. Jiiibse(iueitily he attac'tftd In iorce and was once more repuUeil with heavy losses by tho must o pleased to describe as second class troops." Thoiua.s Siiilfh, aged 47. chief of prc.vinctal police In Vancouver and \ second in command in the provincial police force, is dead. He had been In ill hei'th lor some time and recently undeiwent an operation. I Keynolds, ot the Royt gtneers, was charged with the theft of $r>m 1^ Hassee Can- conrront me luiers ot mo ^^^^ ^^^.^^ ^ Rlcebourg-Laveus, where the line joined that helj by the 1 GOTt. PoMible to Increase the Prodnctioii Ottawa, Apr. 16.-A cabinet minister stated In tho house ye�tqsd?y tliat It could be assumed that there would be no definite announcement In regard to the government's propo.Hf-d amendments to the Miliiaiy Service Act before Wednesday. These, it is undaratood, will De aiibniltted to a government caucus to be held on Tuesday, Undoubtedly they will he communleatad to the house at Wed nesday'a secret session The idea pre vails that tba senret session is liable to h* of considerable duration Wed may last throughout the afternoon. Th* hoaa* spent the day cnnsiaer-ing the co^I situation, the dobate being baaed upon a resolution moved by J. E. Armstrong of l^mbton, ur?; ing the utllliation of peat and lignite and an Increaae tat mining operations. There was a unanimous agreement ned for extra acreage this year's seeding. However, land I* ia pretty good shape In this part, many ot the farmers taking ttdvantagt ot the flue weather last fall and a lot of sround whloh did not yield a crop laut ye.ir was worked ut; Tho pusi weeks the fanning mill bus been freely Ufitd. .Attention ha.-'h!y lespecled farmer of Ontario, was kicked by a colt ho was leading and .siislaiiied Injuries which, It Is feareil, will result fatally. J. O. Mentall, of Minil'eapolls. So-' ciallst candldnte for governor of .Mln-nci^ot 1, was found giiiUy on two counts , of violating the Ksplonage Act by a jury.  (From Our Own Cervsapoadent) l^mond, April U.-Thp Caatral garage, owned by Jack Bowara, burned to the gronnd b*r* tb* etb*r algbt, including a stook of Btiaei, farm , machinery and soma ffaaol*B*, The tomorrow Is now regarded as assured. , fctirth Krsatz dlvl.-lon down to the 1 T^ero have been rumora that a labor ------......_..............., -------- platoon coiiimanderH, presumably with ; revolt might eitdau^er the measure, | diocese. Including Cookstown, Pinker-- a view (o encoiii.1 leg tha troops prior j 'f. ^tated, Premier I..IdJrd ton, Warkivorth, Wooler, Port I'orry 10 their at t a-It hikI in the belief that 1 Oeorgo lias hoeii able to mee: th.) operation w,'>th n beat otf all attacks in the forward ;:oiio and maintained the OifAlPNCEAU HOSPITAL Paris. .Aprli lG.-*rreaiier denfeti eean feturllnd to Par!^en Cinno iiiidtir. ibo propi.>s�d Increase, The cost to th* cUy Is'approxthffttrly |lii:i,Oi)0. The ralue It granted. wUl have vffvct May 1, Mr. liowers on raturaiag to his garage after tea was aatnnlahed to find tho building full of blinding smoke. A squad ot vol�at*cr* and water buckets wer* looa on th* spot but their efforti wer* to no BTall and the building, whoa* floor was saturated with oil and K^nitM, *�on hurst into flam*s. ^All tba bar* war* got out hefor* the flamaa -faacbod tb*m. The garage waa oa* of tha batt In Southern Alberta aad Ita loaa to the town will be felt, aa only tbraa garages remain. Mr. B0�iira ia �ndacld* ed yet whether to buUd or not. �i th* Insurance Vlll hhnlly pay for tha stuff that was tarsad laaM*. SETTLERSFORM CLAKEDISTRIC] (Kruin uur Qwa Carr**poB4�nt) . Oransy Lak*. April U.-V�rd hia b*en received hy Mr*. Ola