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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 2, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1917 THE LETHBRtDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE The Canadian Guns Have Demoralized Lens Troops (By the Canadian Overseas ( Correspondent), Canadian Army Headquarters In Franco, Aug. 2.-Tho continuous rain of tho past threo days has rendered aerial observation Impossible but the guns of tho enemy and our artillery re busily engaged In shelling registered marks. In Lens Itself tho garrison has boon driven completely underground during tho hours of daylight and emerges at night only for tho pur-poso of working on tho defences. Gas nnd buinlngfoll are frequently projected upon thebe working parties In the forward area, and heavy casualties nro known to have resulted. At dawn, yesterday morning enemy ambulances wore seen to niako many trips and It Is believed sevoral hundred wounded were removed to a Boctor north of Kens. Prisoners takon dectaro that tho garrison of Lena If. so dispirited by continual bombardment and by harassing night operations, that It will bo necessary soon to replace it with froHh troops to prevent demoralize Hon. Whoro thoy arc to come from Is a serious problem for tho German leaders. There seems to be no doubt, that at this critical time the enemy finds himself unable to maintain the strength of the front with which the spring campaign was opened. MUCH SPE ON VOTE IN SENATE Ottawa, Aug. 2.-Parliamentarians nro engaged today In tho Bomowhat ' uncertain business of guessing tho probable strength of the government majority in the senate when tho vote | Is taken tonight on tho Rostock 1 nmendment to the second reading of the military service bill. All past rec- j orda indicate, however, that guessing on senate votes Is as uncertain as betting on horse races. Members of tho upper house do not talk as much as members of the commons, because they have no constituents to talk to. Many of them have a habit of saying anything about how they propose to vote and then voting contrary to the general expectation. For these reasons It is difficult to say what the division record will show. Tonight if the senators were to vote to party lines the government would with the appointment of the eight new senators, recently named, have a majority of eight. Four Conservative senators, however, are almost certain to vote for the amendment which is -to postpone tho enforcement of the conscription law until after the election. They are senators Mont Plaisir, Lan-drei, Beaubien and Bourque, the latter an Acadian, the recent) appointment from New Brunswick. The shift of these four votos to tho Liberal side would make a tie vote. Two and perhaps threo Liberal senators will be absent on account of illmBBS, however, and this would appear to assure tho defeat of tho amondment by a Binall majority. Should any Liberals vote against the amendment, which Is not improbable, although thoy have not publicly declared themselves, the majority against it will bo just that much larger. There is still one senate vacancy, but it cannot be tilled in time for tho division. KULTUR GERMANS ARE VERY OPT! The New Grain Commission Chairman and the Use of The Pacific Route for Grain EMPRESC MmA TONIGHT \J William Russell in "HIGH PLAY" WHAT YOU SEE IN "HIGH PLAY" Mertopolitan life as It Is. A well presented story of a bank failure tike one published not long ago in the newspapers. William Russell in many thrilling scenes in which this superhero delights his followers. The run on the bank. The fight. . Latest Weekly and Comedy Featuring Gale Henry "That Funny Woman." \ AMONG GERMAN CHILDREN Tho following romarkablo letter was written by a Prussian school miss of good social position to a lady friend'in Switzerland, a teacher of French: Frankfort-on-Oder, July 20, 1916 My Dear Louise: Tho contents of your last letter would Wave hurt me had 1 not known that your thoughts of our glorious war resulted from sheer ignorance. You are in a country rendered effeniinato by the influence of old-fashioned ideas of liberty, a country which Is at least two centuries behind ours. You are In need of a good dose of Prussian culture. It is evident that you, a Swiss girl, with your French sympathies, can not understand how my heart, tho heart of a young German girl, passionately desired this war. Speaking of It some years ago, my father said to us, "Children, Germany is getting too small for us; wo shall have to go to France again in order to find moro room." Is It our fault If France will not understand that more money and land are necessary for us? And you reproach us that our soldiers, have been very cruel to the Belgian rabble, and you speak also of the destruction of Itheims, and of tho burning of villages and towns. Well, that Is war. As In every oiher undertaking, we are pastmastcrs In tho making of war. You have a great deal to learn before you can come up to our standard and I can assure you that what has been done so far is a mere bagateilo compared with what will follow. As a matter of fact, thero is j>ii*, one race worthy of ruling the worTd, and which has already attained the highest degree of civilization. The race is ours, tho Prussians; for, though we Germans in general are the lords of the world, the Prussian is undoubtedly the lord par excellence among tho Germans. All other nations, and among them unfortunately, the Swiss, are degenerate and of inferior worth. That is why I have always been proud of being a true Prussian. Yesterday, again, our pastor explained to us convincingly that our i iirst parents, Adam and Eve, were also Prussian. That is quite easy to ! understand, because the Bible tells us that the German God created us all after his own imagine. If, then, all men are descended from Adam and his wife, it follows that only Prussians, or at least Germans, ought to exist in the world, and 'that all who push on and prosper ought to belong to us. You must admit that that is logic, and that is why our motto is "God with us, Germany above everything." ! You know now why wa wished this war. Is it not shameful that other nations, who have no right to existence on the earth, wish to diminish our heritage!  We are the divine fruit, and the others are only weeds. That is why our great eraporor has decided to put an end to all these injustices and to extirpate the weeds. Do you understand that now? I remain your school friend, KATE HAMEL. (Daughter of the state councillor of architecture.) -Tho Edlnborough Scotsman. Rerlln, via Lj�ndon, Aug. 2.-Tho Gorman battlti lino in Flanders has been moved foYwnrd as a result of a successful counterattack, army headquarters nnnoiuiccd today. The hos-tllo attacking forces effected no gains and suffered freavy losses in face of unweakenod finrman defensive, It is declared. Aufltro-Gorman troops liavo made further advances In Tlukowina and are now standing before Klmpo-lung, says today's army hnadquarters announcement. North of Czernowltz and sou'h of the Dniester they are approaching the Russian frontier. The Russian Carpathian forces are now In retreat between the Pruth and the Kelmen Mountains, the statement rc-portf-. Italian Report Rome, Aug. 2.-Yesterday the enemy showed greater activity, attempting surprise attacks with patrols and sometimes attacking with large parties our advanced positions, says today's War Office report. He was stopped everywhere by our (Ire and had to withdraw with losses, leaving material and somo prisoners in our hands. There was an increase at Intervals of tho artillery activity on tho Julian front. During tho discussion nf tho estimates of tho Trado & Commerce department in tho House of Commons W. A. Buchanan dealt with a couple of matters of interest to his constituency. Hansard reports as follows: qualifications to become Chairman of the drain Commission, lie wan also thoroughly acquainted with the grain trado of tho West. The gentleman who has boon appointed to succeed him may ho all tho minister says he Is. but he has not the knowledge of nf settling a doubt that, has been been expressed, although I do not. think thero Is very much in it, namely, that, hulk grain cannot be carried through the Panama canal. I believe. Ihecr Is no doubt it. can bn carried, and I hope before the season is over that a shipment of bulk grain will in that way go through from the West and through tho Panama canal. George TOO MUCH. Ado said at wedding breakfast in St. Joseph: "Once, in putting on a now play of mine, the manager refused to have a young married couple in the cast. ' 'I'll take on one or tho oft or George,' ho said, 'but not both.' '"Why not. both?' said I. 'They** both clever.' " 'That may be.' said hn, 'but the public, George, doesn't caro to seo a man making love to his own wife.' " 'Looks too much like acting, eU7* said I." Tho minister has been willing to ] tho grain huslnosH. 1 hope he acquires What the Press Agents Say AT STARLAND The ever-popular Mary Plckford will be seen at Starland for the last times tonight In "A Romanco of Tho Redwoods," probably the finest production she has ever appeared in. The story is of tho days of forty-nine and tho gold rush. Needless to say it abounds with thrilling situations and is plentifully interspersed with comedy. Don't forget that tonight Is your last opportunity to see thiB splendid foature. Blanche Sweet, the brilliant Lasky star, who will bo seen at Starland Friday and Saturday in tho aLsky-Paramount photodramatic version of F. Hopkinson Smith's wonderful story "The Tides of Barnegat," is, in addition to her other accomplishments, an excellent swimmer. From appearances, Miss Sweet is by no means an athlete, yet during tho filming of the sea coast scenes when the entire company was In bathing suits, Miss Sweet swam a mile against the tide in very credible time. Prominent in support of Miss Sweet in this production are Tom Forman, Elliott Dexter, Harrison Ford, Lillian Leighton and Mrs. Lewis McCord. AT THE EMPRESS It's much pleasanter oat at Santa Barbara, Cal., than it is In tho trenches "somewhere In Franco." And while all that Is true and admitted there is ono subject of France who weeps every time ho realizes that his country won't allow him to do his share of tho fighting. Robert Klein was one of the early recruits to the forces at the American studio, having joined that organization ten years ago following a successful career on the stage in his native city, Paris. He remained with American until tho outbreak of tho present war when he returned to France and enlfsted. But the army surgoons said he was not in good health and could not stand the struggle in the trenches. So he returned to the United States and American. He is playing in the Russell specials and has an important part In "High Play." At the Empress tonight. Ethel Henry will also appear In a comedy, "Love >le, Love My Biscuits." A weekly will also be shown. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY JESSE L. LASKY PRESENTS BLANCHE SWEET IN "THE TIDES OF BARNEGAT" LA8T TIMES TONIGHT ARTCRAFT PICTURES PRE8EN"* MARY PICKFORD IN "A ROMANCE OF THE REDWOODS" Performances at 7 and 9 p.m. Songs and Duett by Miss 81mm and Mr. Fleming. Admission 25c and 15c ORPHEVM-5S&SS 6 THE POPULAR H8f ris * Frny Musical Comedy Co. WILL PLAY A RETURN ENGAGEMENT Same Funny Comedians. 1 Same Pretty Girls- New Plays : New Songs and Dances New Gowns. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday "THE SLAVES OF THE ORIENT"  Thursday, Friday and Saturday "IN PANAMA" Daily Matinee at 3 p.m. Two Shows Nightly, 7 and 9 p.m. Matinee Prices, 15c nnd 35c. Evening Prices 25c and 60c. FEATURE FILMS AT EACH PERFORMANCE AT THE ORPHEUM Sealed Valley is the feature at the Orpheum tonight. Nahnya CnpBBfox with her family and relatives lives In a hidden valley in the north country. In this hidden valley there Is untold virgin gold. Tho Indians have littlo use for gold, but Nahnya, educated at a convent, is woll advanced. She starts for a nearby settlement to procure- tho services of a doctor and moots young Ralph Cowdray. The doctor, domanding payment In advance, is surprised when Nahnya displays a large bag of gold. Ho accompanies her. They journey to where Nahnya's brother Is waiting and during a seven days trip through the rapids, the doctor and the Indian girl are drawn closely together. J. R. Hall will sing "The Sunshine of Your Smile" and "Pack All Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag." The new play which will have Its first presentation before the Leth-bridge theatre goers, is now undergoing final rehearsals by the Harris and Proy musical comedy company, which will be the attraction at the Orpheum theatre for two weeks beginning Monday, August 6th. It Is entitled, "The Slaves of the Orient," and will occupy the boards at tho Orpheum tho first half of the week. Hawaiian music and oriental' up-to-date dances will be one of the big features of the musical comedy. "In Panama" is advertised for the last half of their first .�/eek. Although tills is oho of tho strongest and most farcial plays in their extensive re pertolro, it has novor beon shown during their Canadian tour and Leth-bridge public will miss something if they fall to seo It. fiRPHEUM-i^Si "The Sealed Valley" TONIGHT lfM A Metro Wonderplay In flvs acts and MR. J. R. HALL, the great baritone will BALANCE OF WEEK sing at ths Orphaum only. Hear him, he Is great Price 10c-Its glvo ub plenty of information tonight on matters that have come before the committee, and I should like him to make a statement on the appointment of the now chairman of the Grain Com mission. The farmers of western Canada feel tho loss of Or. Maglll very keenly. Thoy looked on him as a real friend-on * vrry Important cntn-misison dealing with their affairs and j think many of them felt that the Government would have been warranted In offering him considerable inducements to remain at tho head of that commission.', I question whether thore Is any man who understands the grain trado bettor than Dr. Maglll. When he was first appointed ho was even then an authority, and I am sorry that in appointing his successor the Government did not look around for another authority. I cannot understand why a Montreal lawyer was chosen as chairman of tho Grain Commission, and I would ask the minister to Inform the House of tho knowledge this gentleman has of the grain trade -which I am afraid Is very little. If the minister had asked me-of course, I know he would not-I think I could have named a very good man in caso Dr. Maglll could not have been prevailed upon to remain as chairman, and the man I have In mind happens to be a political friend of the minister. I have come in touch with the chairman of the Georgian Bay Commission within the last year or two, and I must confess that lie has a very wide knowledge of the requirements of tho farmers of Western Canada. Mr. Sanford BvanB has vlBltcd the West and given addresses there, and ho has in my judgment proved himself to be an authority on western needs in concction with the grain trade. Mr. Boyd may be a very estimable and a very able gentleman, but the people of tho West cannot understand why a lawyer from | Montreal, who I am satisfied has no I acquaintance with the grain business. I should have been appointed to succeed Dr. Mugill. Dr. Maglll, as I have said, waa an authority, and an authority should have been chosen to succeed him, and from all I can gather the gentleman who has been appointed is not an authority by any means. I am sure the minister will give us somo reason for tho appointment of Mr. Boyd as chairman of that commission. Sir Geo. Foster's Statement Sir George Poster: ' I shall be very glad to give an explanation, but 1 can-! not guarantee that It will satisfy my | hon. friend. There waB a time in Dr. Magill's life when he did not under-! stand anything, about the grain business. Ho was a professor in a university, a student above all else, and a man of great mental power and ability. He learned the grain business from that standpoint, a business which was absolutely different from.all his training and work up to that time. I merely mention that to show that It is not necessary for a man to have been brought up on a farm or In a grain exchange or to have' been oth-work of handling and raising grain in order to make himself thoroughly acquainted with the business of helping to conduct the mechanism of the grading, inspection, and handling ot' grain. I cordially agree with everything my hon. friend has said with reference to Dr. Maglll, and I am strongly of tho belief that when the people of tho West are as well acquainted with Mr. Boyd as they became with Dr. Maglll, they will come to look upon him as their friend, and just as able an administrator of tho office of chairman. I used a great deal of care when looking around for somo one to take tho place of Dr. Maglll. I �would have kept him If it had been possible to do so, but it was not possible; he had to go and I could not rettn him. So I did ,the best I could to get some one to take his place. Finally Mr. Boyd was selected. Mr. Boyd, I was informed by gentlemen who nro woll qualified to judge-and my Inquiry was very thorough-is a gentleman of excellent ability, of tho very highest character, and thoroughly reliable in every respect. Ho is, besides, of an energetic, industrious, and studious disposition. He does not take the office simply for tho sake of getting the salary attached to the position. " After a good deal of correspondence with me ho accepted the position with a desire and a liking on his part to niako a thorough study of the whole subject, with the object of making himself an approved authority on It. With that ability, that training, and industry and desire of his, I am quite certain he Will prove a success aa chairman of the commission. He 1b associated with practical men who understand the grain business, both from the elevator and the farmer's point of view, and consequently the commission Is broad In that It can call upon men of d liferent kinds of experience nnd ability. There Is ono thing to the advantage of Mr. Boyd, and that Is, he has had a legal training and Is in good standing as. a lawyer. To my mind, a legal knowledge and legal training plays a very Important part In the successful carrying out of the duties of chairman of the grain commission. These are tho reasons why I chose Mr. Boyd. He has undertaken the work, and I bespeak for him a fair trial. I shall be very much disappointed Indeed If he does not (urn out to be a very successful member and chairman of the commission. Mr. Buchanan: I think I was right In stating that Dr. Maglll was ail authority before ho became chairman of tho grain commission. While he was connected with Dalhousie University, the Saskatchewan government appointed him chairman ot a commission to Inquire into the elevator question, and he there acquired a considerable knowledge of the grain business. H� had the knowledge and' the wai>din volumes Xew American Encyclpaodlc Dictionary; History of Alberta in " volumes; 10 volumes International Library of Technology; H volumes Science of Railways; 16 vo4 nines Reference Library, 1. C. S.; Concise! History of Freemasonry, (Gould); History of the Spanish-American War; History of Montana; Life of Win. McKinlcy; and a largo quantity of novels and biographical works. At the same time will also be sold tho balance of a millinery stock Consisting of hats, trimmed and untrlmmed In attractive and up to date styles and models. LADIES.. .Next week is Chautnqun week. Buy yourself at new hat for the occasion at your own price. TERMS CASH PHONES 770-469 CUT YOUR GRAIN Pull Your Sheaf-Loader, Haul Your Coal, Grain or Hay WITH A Aiiclior-DonalilKon Line Canadian 8ervice Comfort and Economy. Large Modern Vteamers. Prepaid Tickets issued at Lowest Rates. Full Information from any R.R. or S.S. Agent, or H. E. LIDMAN, Gen. Agent. STAUDE-MAK -A-TRACT0R Four Horses for the Price of One (200 ON HAND AT CALGARY NOW) $295 and a Ford IN GOOD CONDITION MAKES A GUARANTEED FARM TRACTOR WHICH WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF FOUR 1600-LB. H0RSE8 24 HOURS PER DAY. WILL NOT HARM YOUR FORD. WILL NOT BOIL THE WATER. IF YOUR AGENCY DOES NOT, HANDLE THEM, WRITE OR PHONE TO Staude-Mak-a-Tractor Sales Co. Limited 304 ELEVENTH AVE. EAST, .CALGARY, OR John Bass, Chin, Alberta LETHBRIDGE ASTONISHED MERCHANT'S 8TORY. A merchant relates the following: "For yeurs I could not sleep without turning every hour. Whatever I ate caused gas and sourness. Also had stomach catarrh. ONE SPOONFUL buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., ns mixed In Adler-1-ka relieved me INSTANTLY." Because Adler-1-ka flushes the ENTIRE alimentary tract it relievos ANY CASE constipation, sour stomach or gas and prevents appendicitis. It has QUICKEST action of anything we ever sold.-J. D. Hlginbotham & Co., Ltd., Druggists.-Advertisement. The original and genuine treatment for chronic diseases of women and nervous complaints. Send for free copy of "Universal Guide to Health." MR8. WM. FRANCIS, e|o. Mrs. H. 0. Wilson, 102 1st St. W., Calgary. First Aid to Tired Housekeepers. Men and women with inventive genius are constantly devising ways and means to lighten the labor of the housewife. Every department of housework is included, and nearly all are for people of moderate means; not for those who can employ abundant help. To keep posted in these products read the advertising columns.. You may find something that will save money or something that will enable you to devote.more time to the family circle. You may not be able to afford everything, but there are some things you cannot afford to do without. CO�Y�l�HT�0 || 4 ?377 ;