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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE POUR THK LBTHBRrDGE DAILY HERALD fHURSDAY. APRIL 25. 1918 mmsssmeBsssmBssamBmeaaseBmsamm f PAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor* and Publi�har� {THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD PRINTING COMPAJNY, LIMITED tS3 6th Street South. Lcthbrldge W. A. Buoha;.an fresident and Jlanaging Director John Ton a nee  - Busintss Mnnager TELEPHONES Business OKice .............. 1252 KdltoriaJ Office .............. 1224 Subscription Ratea: Da'ily, GTlivtred, per week......10 Daily, delivoroil, per roar .....15.00 naily. by maii. per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by nuiil. per year .....11.60 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..12.0* Dates of expiry of subscriptions pear daily oa address label. Accept-ince of p;jjJiT.i .'.fid. e.'jpiraticn aste Is cur authoriiy to continue tlie sub-scriptioa. last twenty years. Most of the Information at tho disposal of the Ooverniucnt is unofficia;. A large part Is in cJippinsa from ne\vs-paners published in Atistralio. These accounts tell much about the ravages of Iho mice in Victoria during Mny and Juno of last year. Mice plaguat usually follow a year of drought. A drought kills off the mice by the thousands. Warm winters and wet .summers, ideal conditions tor a mico plague, during 1916-lT resulted in tlin present situation. The mice reproduced by the millions. Hawks, snakes and-other natural checks on mice became surfeited with prey and no longer "did their bit.". But^he last half of the summer of 1P17, the fioUls had becoiye honeycombed with mouso ' holes, so that it was hardly possibln to set foot without breaking throuiih. PATRifll RALLY SOCGESS AS USUAL fProni Our Own (.'orrnspondftnt) Ma,!:;-ath, April 2-t.-On Tuesday ovening ihc second of the series of patriotic r.i.'Iie.. ht'ld by the jr.I,.\. wa.s given tlic meetinghouse. The optMiing number was singing by the congregation, "Love at Jfome." Prayer was offered by P. Blumel. The ladies' clionis sang very nicely, "Keep the Homo +^irps Burning." An cxcellput adilri-ss by Mayor Bennion was next on the program. His subject was "froduce plenty, waste no-The trails ot" thf> mice in some instate- : thing." Ho spoke of the great crisis 03 were so hen ten down as to indicate ""^ i", jpurope. "Iso the . . , J , , groat number oi soldiers over there, tiiat miUious of the posts had passed , (igini,.,^. our tight, who must-be fed over the path. It is reported from ] and wc in Canaila and United States must furnish about si.ic'ty-fjve Ver THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR ' The Germans have broken out on a new offensive, this time south of the Somuie. They aro again hammering at the door of Amiens, in a renewed attempt to gala that vital point. The offensive is not on as great a scale as"^iiat which previously was conducted iu ' this region, hut it is none the less determined. The British and Trench fighting southeast of AmJens to keep the enemy from the gates of that city. The French lost Hangard. about s dozen miles east of Amiens, last night. The British repulsed three attacks. The situation between Hollsnd and Germany is very serious and & break in diplomatic reitafions between the two countries is almost certain, as a result of Holland's expected refusal to yield to Germany's demands to transport war material over her rail-* ways and waterways. Queensland that where a heavy dust j lay on the roads, the deep tracks of a I passing motor car would be offacod by I the tracks of mico moving,from farm i to farm. j The mico. when they moved on a I place, ate everytliing in sight, stop-; ping only at metals. Furnlturo stuf-i nng, se.'Jts of vehicles, collars,' cuffs } and linens; bone buttons, groceries, \ harness, and almost everything else i were consumed. The loss in wheat alone is estimated at 600,000 pounds sterling. "The cais and dogs have bc- cent. o( ihe -food stuffs thW year. We must produce all we can that is eatable, bin especially wheat, beef and purk; oat all perishable things and save in particular (ho three foods tnentioued. Ho spoks on conservation of food, etc., but said most of all we must not waste our time; we must .=iave all the time and put It to the besf. advantage. ' He spoke on wasting fixKls. told of many ways in which food was wasted, also spoke of waste on farms aii,ki feetWijg animals. "V\'e Love the Boys from Canada" was sung by Hall Poulson, accSmpan-iod by his brother. Master Percy. 'Bftis was enjoyed immensely by all, Mr. come disgusted and nauseated at the } a. Mercer gave a tine ta,lk, his sub- sight of a mouse," says one account received by the department. "The I people are sleeping on tables to avoid the mice. The women are kept in a constant state of terror, aiJd the men are kept busy preventing Uhe mice from crawling down their coat collars." One man, it was said, went to sleep with a top hat oa his head to I protect himself against mice and the mice ate out the sides of the hat dur- THE DAIRYING INDUSTRY IN ALBERTA. . J, r>. uVIcGregor, of the Canada Food Board, paid a Btrlklng tribute to the dairying industry in Alberta In his address at the Board of Vrade the otlier night. No other prprince In Canada Is so highly organized as Is this province for -work along dairying lines, antl the rapid growth of butter and cheese exports, wlth>i consequent flow of wealth into Alberta, is the result. The government of Alberta has done ' and is still doing much for dairying, j and the farmers have not been slow In availing themselves of the organization. ject being ".Meeting All Requirements, Be Ready With All." He spoke of the .wheatless, meatless days. He also brought to the attention of the peojjle that this was the third anniversary ot the Battle ot St. Julien. Three years ago today the Vondferful brave deeds of our Canadians, explained the situation of the troops in this battle and how our brave. Canadians stood on duty and accorapllshed the great things which they did. He spoke of General Currle and his wonderful work. He said it was a strange ing the night.' One farmer left a bag j coincidence that this meeting should of wheat outside hig barn over night, I be held on this tamed day. Mr. Fryer, and in the morning there was nothing^ ^^^^^^ Ttil^L^^XViaUon RESTRICT SALES TO ACTUAL PRODUCERS. The Board of Trade is on the right track in urging upon the Qovenjment the necessity of clrcitmacribing sales of school and Indian reserve lands with orders that the land must be brought under cultivation and made productive within a reasonable time. _SaleB of school lands in Western oinada have been in the past quite too oUen a signal for the land speculator to make some easy money at^'the ex-I>ense of the farmers who by their hard work make adjoining land productive. We do not need to go far from Lethbridge to learn that this is the case. The laxlty^ ot th� Govera-ment "in collecting payments oa the . land has also had the effect ot aiding and abetting the speculators who tave thus been able to hold the land out ot cultivation lor long periods and until such time as activity hi land sales makes it possible for them to dispose ot their holdings at a good . profit. The established practice hag retarded development In 'Western Canada in the The cpurse suggested by the board ot trade is the sane course to follow in the future. The , Herald hopes, lor the sake ot Southern ' Alberta, that some action may be i .taken, along the line suggested, be- j tore the 100,000 acres ot the Blood! jeserve is put on the market this fall. left, while another hung a piece of rope to a rafter In his stable; within two hours the rope,was a moving mass at mice. In some sections the mice d^oured the seed wheat after it had been placed in the ground, necessitating fli re-sowIng, The churches of the Infested sections conducted speciarmeelings for prayer ln^search of reliel from the plague. These conditions prevailed despite the most desperate efforts on the part of-the inhabitants to check the wave of mice. Within a week an Australian official caught 2i0,000 mlc�, and m two months 36,000,000 miW or 600 tons, were trapped at 1.20 railway sta- during this battle and was taken prisoner. He has lately been 'heard from in Switzerland and states that he and two other officers are all that remain of the lOlh Battalion. A male quartette composed of .Messrs. J. Bridge, Tanner, Clarke and Rich sang "My Old Kentucky Home," also a well deserved encore. The next part was given by Miss -Vda Gibb. "Write the Soldier Boy a Letter." This part was enjoyed by all. and .^Uss Gibb gave some very interesting facts and. suggestions as to writing to soldiefs. They need letters from home, and many of them, j-e proud to think you are a friend pt some soldier. They need letters who can tell their, wonderful mother love. Send them books, magazines and small articles, but above all letters. People tions. It is estimated that 1500 j at home do not need service flags to THE MICE PLAGUE IN AUSTRALIA. ; Precautions are being taken by the U.S. Government to safeguard Anier-,ican wheat. Every bushel of the grain brought into the country from Austra-iUa is being examined by representa-! " ttives of the Department ot Agrlcul- i (iure tp prevent any spread of the mice V pUtgue being experienced there. Of-fjIclBls question whether the mice plague constitutes a menace other than Jb destrjjotion of the crop in Australia, and doubt .that dama.ged wheat is .lidinfi ahlpped to the United States, nut tliejr are taking no chances at a ' tjme lJk9-tlilB, when whe&t Is a vital ^eceMlty, i_�nd when pracUaally all �{f tbs cirilized world is looking to ; tons of mice were destroyed at the time the information wa^ compiled. A devige called a double fenfe trap, by which both the mice inside and outside the w^heat stacks may be trapped, was put into operation. In one night this .trap accounted tor 120,000 mice in one section, while in another' seven tons ot mice wer? captured In two nights. Fencing and ditching, determinating in a can filled with iterosene was attempted at a means of checking the, invasion, biit it was found that the mice quickly fUled the kerosene cans a\id the balance went on over the dead mice. It was upon the wheat crop, the staple produce of Australia, that the mice worked the most havoc, Delln-Ite information as to the extent ot the loss Is not available, but accounts at hand set the monetary value ot the destroyed crop at 600,000 pounds sterling, as proTlouBly Stated. It la pointed out that 1000 mice in a meadow would consume twelve tons of green vegetation In a yeiar. In addition to I the actual eating of the grain, thousands of bags of wheat were rendered useless by the mice eating Into the bags. St.ack8 ot 60,000 bushels in South Australia were ruined In this way. Strenuous efforts were made by the Australian officials to remove the Wheat">tfom the fields in devastated areas, and arrangements were made for the receipt and stacking ot 120,000 bags a day at .Melbourne and other terminals. Stacks of wheat at the railway stations cqliapsed, due to undermining by the mice. It is estimated that the mice-infested stacks of wheat numbered more than 4,0fK),-000 bags, 2,000;000 of Which had been transported to the seaboard. Or. Duvel's reports are expected to con-talii much auuiHonal information of interest. Alberta hopes it will never see a plague of mice! The gophers are bad enough. . �, ^ ; � remind them of their boys at the front, but the boys do need letters freshed with their good home life. She then read a beautiful poem 'com-posad by Ruth M. ?^ux ot Ihs general board of the M.I.A. The meeting closed with singing "God Save Our King." A very pretty cantata will be presented here shortly by Mrs. Alston, entitled "The Brownie Band," This is composed entirely of children and will be worth your patronage. For further particulars see hand bills. Mrs. N. S. Forsyth was pleasantly surprised by a number of her friends on Monday afternoon. A number of ladles met at the home of Mrs. Woodruff on Monday afternoon to bid her farewell and wish ber success on her leaving .Magrath. -Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff have lived here a number of years and will be greatly missed. They are leaving for the betterment ot Mrs. Woodruff's health. Mr. and Mrs. G. A.' Hacking have moved Into their handsome new home on First West street. This is Indeed a beautiful building and a Medit to the town. ^ SUPIS. Preslijent Wilson Is agnlnst military trials. Carl Woodrom was killed by a C. P.R. train at iBathurst street, Toronto. Eggs are each in the occupied portions o( Northeastern Franco. Stratford's tax rate of 32.1 mills for Public school supporters and 2'J.,~) mills for Separate school supporters was passed. Mrs. E. H. Caughell, of the St, Thomas Children's Aid Societ.v, was appointed as one ot tho county con-stabl^g ot Elgin. When a gasoline can which he was holding exploded, John Roach, of Thessalon, was so badly burned that he died soon afterwards. An instructor and a wdet wenj burned lo death when the piano in wli'ch they were riding\.'ctdoded and fell to earfh rear Wichita Oimp. A government order prohibits Ontario sportsmen from killing quail, Hungarian partridge, or pheasants ot any kiiJR for two years after October. -Mayor H.vP. Stephens of Niagara Falls makes a protest against the wholesale exportation of Lake Erie fish to Buffalo. A fire listed by the firemen as being of incendiary origin, damaged a stable In Toronto to the extent ot ?'100. ^ \ - Medicine Hat has an embryo normal school. Supt. Hay is giving gratuitous Instruction in.-?truction out ot school hours to those who wish lo teach on permits. Nursing Sister Jennie McKay, of Edinburgh, sL^ter of Sergt.-Major McKay of the 5th Battalion, who Is at present In Merritt, has been killed in action In Italy. The board of education in Bich-raond, Va., has decided to allow high school credits for music study done out ot school hours under private teachers. Alleged to have changed the amount of a CCD. parcel which he had been given to deliver, and kept the difference, John Praser, of Tor-ontOi was an-ested. Samuel Timmerman, a respected resident of Chatham township. Is dead. He was nearly 68 years of age, and had reafded In the township for most of his life, J. E. Steele, ot Ashland, Ore., sixty years old, has driven his Maxwell touring car 68,000 nriles. His loaded with �CooklnS'Utensils, bedding and hunting accoutrements. The campaign for $500,000 by the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities, which began on April 1, ended with the announcement that ?30O,000 had been raised. ' Mrs. Susanna Howard, a'resldent of Toronto tor about titty years, died at the residence of her son, Frederick G. Howard, after a long Illness, In her eighty-fourth year. Brigadier General Embury, well known Regina oiacer, who was formerly in command ot the 2.Stb Battalion, has arrived in Winnipeg. General Embury will bs given a civic welcome on his return to Regina. Clarence Rogers, years old, was shot and killed in the home of Mrs. Mamie Satchet, a widow. In St. Louis, by John Wellard. 24 years old. Both were courting Mrs. Satchet and she had rejected Wellard a lew days ago. The Holland-American line piers in Hoboken were taken over by the government for the duration of the war, through an arrangement between, the war department and Captain Victor ivLarsen, president of the- steamship company. Cobourg has an inorease ot $164,-522 78 In customs for the past year. Two Winnipeg girls will drive City Dairy milk wagons at $20 per week. Mrs. Annie Rhody, 88, relict of the late Valentine Rhody, of Oakvllle, died at Chatham. At Winnipeg Capt. Belleville was fined $25 and costs for eating moose meat out of seaion. ' Vancouver has arranged for a fish market tor five years, where fish is to be sold to the consumer at from Ore to eight cents a pound. Tho Ford Motor Co. has closed its doors to all visitors. For a number of years the huge Highland plant has been the mecca ft? all people coming to Detroit. Ani honqr roll was unveiled at The Harbord CSollegiate Instltiite, Toronto. Winnipeg provides free bathing facilities for soldiers, l^ast year 80,508 enjoyed the privilege. The National Council of Women urged the establishment of a- Federal Bureau of Public Health. / John P. Malloy, tor seven years Street C-otnmlsslonor at Stratford, has tendered his jeaignation. Pour small fires in one day gave tho firemen something to do In Van-cotiver last week. Cornwall boasts of now cars on Its street railway of the pay-as-you-euter, operated by one man type. By a bill Introduced In the legislature yesterday by Premier Oliver., the families of the late Sir Richard Mc-Bride and Premier Brewster will each be granted $5000.- Works Commissioner R. C. Harris took Issue with the Deputy Flro Marshal, who said tho water pressure at the water front, Toronto, Is not sut-flcent. Brockvllle Town Council plaof to cultivate land owned by the munlcli pallty and raise A trop ot ipnda. The principal railways, post offices, and telephone exchanges lo Irslanu aro under military guard. On a charge of non-support iHarold Smith, ot Watford, was arrested by Detectives Armstrong and Archibald, Members of merchants' families will be limited to certain hours of eervica the same as anybody else iinder the Factory Act, >fcGJlI University decided to est.'^b-llsh a new course to be known as thii McGlll School .t Social-Study and Training,. No incraajKj in the prenenl �chco pKysj^inf, ncrincaaveiiieiKe. jl surely teCom--'mend it to all suflieiers from Mlisti|iatian; old or young. Hurley. South Dakou, :  Your* truly,! January 3. 1917. ij. B. gorton. ^ Mr. Gorton's letter Is  valuable endorsement of Nujol to every sufferer from constipation. In ell xases Nujol is a gentle, natural aid to normal bowel-action. Don't merely tell your druggist, "Give mt something for constipation." Insisrbn Nujal. You then protect your health against harmful pHls and salts-you run^no risk of making the bowels dependent on laxatives and. cathartics. 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