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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE HAH^Y HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, Xctbbvtbige HDctalb Xetbbrl&oe, Hlbcrta ; DAILY ANb WKEKLY Proprietors �nd Publlihsf* VHt LETHBRIDGE HKKALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 28 6th Stmet South, Lathbrldg* W. A. Buchanan Preatdant and ManaginK Director fobn Tonanca -  BuainMi Manaiar TXLRPHONia fiualnciB Otdoe .....,........ 1Z5S Bdltor^lal OWqa .............� UU ubaorlptlon Ratati Dally, CallTurad, per waek ,,�.,,v 16 Dally, dollversd, par year .....IB.OO DRlly, by mail, par year ...... 4.00 Weekly, by mall, per year .....llM Weakly, by mall, per year to TI.9..$J.OO Datea of expiry of aubscrlptlona appear daily OD addresi label Acceptance of paper* tJia. explnttitn data li our autliorlty to contlnua the lub-acriptlQD. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. The, allies hare again re�um�d the offeMive when It was oonfldently be-lIoYed that another lull li;"the fighting was; about to occur. This bodes 111-for tho German forecs still In the SlaHio* salient. The fighting-Is now on a-ten-mile front between the Crise and the Oiiroq Riyers, and the advance  is being steadily carried on. The offensive yesterday capture4 the heights of the Crlse which are important dominating positions, and ttfe prl-eonors are reported to toXHrzH'obO. A CASE WHERE ADVERTISING PAID.  We are not going* to take-the-^credtt to ourselves but we could -not-~lielp ^ noticing that on. Wednosday^.the day ifter w6j)rotested against..th.o lack of organized effort to make .tlio merry-go-round serve Its porposo, the street cars carried banners stating that the merry-go-round TTOuId be la operation on Wednesday afternoon and evening. And on Wednesday evening several street oars packed with kiddles re-ttimed from the park. This ahowi what can be done by advertising the attractions at the park. Provide the attractions and advertise them. Advertising pays. gnrdlng the district's posslbllitlce. Wo want t^l'so pe-islmism no more than wo want nnwiirrnnted optimism. GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY IN GOAL PRODUCTION. Word came from Edmonton that tho report spread about two or three weeks ago to tho effect that a larger aniolint of U.S. anthracite ooal was to be allowed In Western Canada this winter was erroneous and the West will be forced to be content with 275,-080 tons from this source. The result ^ is that .Alberta must supply the bal-' anie,- and every effort must be put forth "td do 80. It seems strange to The Herald, in Tiew~of the grave Dosslbiflty of a fuel famine, that the government does not Invoke' soma powers to secure more miners. The domestic coal mines in the-Jjethbrldge district, recognjzed as the prodnoers of the beat lump ooal j in tie province are not producing mor^.than/^O-per cent, of the amount , ol coal they are capable-of producing and sU'because of a-shortage of mln-mv .SBiQly. t^ere are more miners to "ba; had, and surely the government oata'find th^m. it the government , wiahea-to avoid a charge next winter of Indifference to the Weit's fuel nayds^ A* tho contrasts of tho wont'ior, su tiioy c.Tu ba gryat sponders and grtvnt ooon-omlsts. And there is a good iloul in it. Wietlmr this holds good in our general war outlook it is hard to nay, but wo cortAinly at times got umluly optimistic whou thiugs seem to bo going well, and when tho pouduUnn swings back wo begin to wonder what tho armies over there are doing any-Jjow. After a long time of woai'inoss at tbo news from tho westorn front, we aro having a groat session of coutin-uod good reports. Evory day adds aomo more to tlio ground gained on the historic Rheims-Solssons salient. But none of us must lot this rift in tho clouds go to our heads and make us believe that at last Germany Is on tho run and tho Entente armies are now all aboard for Berlin. Wa assuredly ha-re every re.ieon to feel good over the genius of Foch, whldi has,'met a great Oerman drlvo and turned tlio tables on tho carefully prepared rush Into tho salient. We heartily hope,' all of us, that the tide has now turhed, and from now on the Allies will "-pfocoed' tfom victory to victory. Put tho way is still long and the enemy-is "by no means at tho beginning of the end of his resources. � 'There Ifi a medium course which is very much better for us tdSake. Pessimism Is .a ortinfi, but orjsr pessimism is both weakening and demoralizing. We would'do weir to' try and obtain that dogged,viewpoint of tlae man In the field who, after years -of fighting ki)o\y3 Just, bow- strong the enemy is, bow'great Is his ability In war. General-Poch has delivered a heavy upporout on the enemy-not a knockout. Thara-ara a good many rounda to be tought before Kalserdom is beaten to the ropes. The fortitude of patience under It all is necessary and there is a very big,.game for a\\ who do not actually fight in the field,- to play. A strong morafe at home makes for a stronger afniy. But everything that speaks of NOT playing the game detracts from tho morale of the soldiers in the field. It Is.Just this set-back to the crops .which la tending to bring us back to ! our old normal way of looking at tho war. A bumper crop would have been a Godsend to the Allies, but it might have had its insidious effect on those at home. Success is a mighty heady draught for some people. There has been a great deal of heavy spending on unnecesearies in the west during the last year. For a whole lot of people tills extra has made them think: "God is In his heaven, all's well with the world, there's a war on we know, but everything's lovely and it'll all come right in the end." That's criminal optimism when things are as they are in Europe. There's tho sane medium. It's up to every indivldnal conscience, and . if that playe false then we should urge night schools for the inculcation of patriotism: We o United States have boon stopped, says tho Neuwo Uotterdam Courant. Tho U.S. government has assumed control ot tho turbino engine industry. Twenty-one manufacturers of Turbines are affected by the order. Legal right of any city in the stfito On June 21, wheat in olevators in of Washington to hold in qunrantino Canada amounted to a little over five a person suffering from an infectious ; million bushels. On tho corresponding disoa.se is ospccted to bo determined ' date in 1917 and 191G, 23 million b'ush-boforo tho state supreme court. 1 els. Ensign and Mrs. Carruthers of the Salvation Army aro leaving Nelson for Alaska where th&y have been ap-pointed to district offices with head-auarters at Wrangell. Unknown persons slashed all tho tiros and otherwisa ruined' tho automobile of Rev. Father Dogorsky, at Brantford, � and every wimlow in the Polish Church was broken. Richard Lynch, jun., twontj'-threo years of ape, was fatally burned at Wm. Robinson, 19, was drowned In .McCarson's pond. In Mono township, noar OrangovlUe, while in bathing with a number of youths. yinal reporte from tho first Victory Loan campaign in Newfoundland showed n total of $,'5,000,000, an over-I subscription of 50 per cent. Tho $2,000,-ODO quota that Colony set out to obtain was raised in six days. "Airplanes, carrjMng a hundred men and equipped with engines equal in the Imperial Oil Company's -plant at i power to those ItA a medium sUod ...........' " 'fituamship will bo developed within three years,' said Caproni, inventor of the Caproni bombing pianos In an Interview at Paris. CROP RETURNS SHOW CAUSE FOR CONFIDENOE. Reportfl from thosa fields' where the harvesters are already at work are to the effect that the returns will be considerably better than antlcl-pated. As was the case laat year, the .-grains filled v/ell, and what wheat to produced will bo an excellent sample, .generally tree from weeds and there-lore good for seed; Many llolds_ where a low aversgp, yield will result will ineverthelBBa be saved if the farmers �can obtain the new headers now com-1^ in'to'use, aa the price of wheat ftai. theAbsQlule,need for. savJng.overy ousbql.g^^wii. incentive.to ctit jiirtds _ Vhlob would ordinarily be 3))oughed .up., i /The nreiiult'.will.be that Southern AJ-^iriat nay, liarvest.p0sslmIsi ktf iRi|t)ter we a'bould radiate optlmt . ^'ip, .no*'the klB4 which led (o th^ |boilV'Ofr-l9074912, but ft steady, eni . �Qar�gtiiK,nat sucp, fences aro illegal,' the Court^oxplninod � that -rt-hire a 'charge may be made tor tho use of bathing pavHione, owners of these pavilions hav,oinQ;|ifl>t,to .bar from thp beach any ijQoJiiot Aviiiliing to usa bath Ijiouses-jrlather tacllitlos  Sarnia. it is believed by a blowback from tho furnace. ^Hiilo on an opcr.ating (able at the hospital in Peterboro to undergo an operation for tonsilitis, Samuel Swartz a 14-year-old boy expired. :-He had boon given an anaesthetic and tho doctors were about to begin the operation when it was found that tho patient was dead. Two of the largest buildings of the Provo Woolen Mills and engaged on government contracts, were destroyed by firo at Provo, Utah. The loss is estimated at $500,006. ' Wage increases appro.tfmating 10 per cent, and effc.ctive on August 1. will be granted by the United States Steel Corporation to laborers at its manufacturing plants. :,iajor Gonrral J-hn Biddle, coin manding the Amerfcah forces 'in the United Kingdom, has boon- appointed a knight rommuuder of the most honorable Order of Bath. The will of tho late Jotin Henry Munson, K.C., of Winnipeg, who diedoj February S, was probated there, and showed a total net estate of $2,'!4,--!3S.5,=i, the greater part of which together with insurance went to his widow. The late Mr. JIunsbn ,w,t.s for many years head of-the la.w firm, ot Milnson and Allan. They were solicitors for the Canadian Northern Railway and other Mackenzie and Mann enterprises. CORN SSYRUP for (Ml Sweetening . In 2, S, 10 and 20 pound tint BDd 3 lb. "Perfect Seal" Glass Jars. (or making boineraade candy-for all bikint-a*  aauoe for deiixsrU-on Kriddle ooket and hot biiouili-ute thia delioious table ayrup, made (rom corn -and thus laveauiiar. Ask yourgrooor. THC CANADA STARCH CO., LIMITED, MONTItCAL. CanpiNAU, roRT MhLUAM. 131 4 SPLIT IN G.W.V.A. Winnipeg and Ottawa Delegates Walk Out-Claim Toronto Over-Represented Toronto, July 31.-As tfto culmination of murmurlnga which have boon heard ever since the opening of the G.W.V.A. convention, tho Winnipeg and Ottawa delegations today walked out of the convention and decided to The British financial press publishes current reports of a German scheme to secure timber properties in Can-ana, not.ably in British Columbia, through a well known expert, who is receiving a handsome fee and who has sailed for America in behalf ot ono of these Swedish-German parties. Alcoholism in New York City has decreased within one year to less than onn-third of the volume of last year, as a result of the practice ot wartime thrift, the opportunities for regular employment, and tho Increased cost of liquor, according to BoUevue hospital officials. No fewer than nine violent deaths were reported in Montreal and district last week, including a double drowning, three other bathing fatalities, an automobile and a"kirtilio" car tragedy, a supposed poisoning affair, and a sudden death. Five children were among the victims. Hubert Day. Raymond Pritchard, a lad of 14, and Wm. Graham, a returned soldier, were drowned In the Gan-anoque river at Marble Rock, near Gananoque. The three victims -n-ere bathing at the time. From what can be learned ono of the number was seized with cramps and in trying to rescue him the other two lost their lives, The bodies have been recovered. A EDSURPRISE TACKCAPIURES MM (Continued fhom Fbont Paob) could command tho approaches on four aides and their machine guna were concealed cleverly In the ripening wheat which afforded excellent cover. * "This kind of fighting," the correspondent continues, "la slow business and bad businecs for the . side that tries to hurry It unless It has an overwhelming power of guns, and In this open fighting guns cannot be concentrated aa they are for trench work." Are Starving "Two divisions, opposed .to the Americans (lid not appear to be such good material as-ilie otKor aivlalons. Ono boy ot ninetofin said he had been a year in servico hut .that this was his iirst .light. Ho avowed, with tears that he did not like it. Other prisoners being aaked why the Americana Wore beatingthem, repliodr  " 'a'fiQ Americans havfj gortd food in their stomachs while the Germans only have'poor-stuff that no one could fight.upon.' � . Pought .To TKe Eni' ' "Not.far from thla.front.i somewhat pathetic group was found. There were fivo Germans and an olfieor on one .sldo of it-and fout^ Amerlcj�\s. bn the o(her. It had been a-flght to the dnish and tho last AmeHcan to_ survive had thrust his bayonet downward Into the earth to algnity that he was-the last one to sco It through. "Meanwhile tho (Ightlng had boen proceeding between Sorgv and Ser-IngoB with much ot tlxe old.blttornoi^s. Tho artillery had Hlaclkoned .aiid the fashion in which tho.'enoili,v..ii[\ht the infantry attacks, sh'owdd that ho had no Intention ot retiring unlosa com,-jielleil to do Bo. . t,-and olherH. The Tabor band provided lino music. Tho prlnciplo winners In tho horse classes worn T. IC. Henderson with eomo pure broda and some grades, Qoo, Russell, and ll...AVhltbeck, with grades, a. 10. Toltotf.i'as- usual won out with his driving horses. la tho cattle olasaoa'A. 3. AVllUami. R. L. Rash, John Carr, Qoo. Vayro and^W. A. Honnott wero chief winners. In the sheep there wore only two entries, those of Geo. Millar. In tho ewlne class the chief winners were J. W. Fallon and W. S. Russell. T(io poultry winners wore N. A. McKellur, B. N. Harding, R. A. Harding. Edwards Bros., A. Graham Moore of Medicine Hat and Goo. Shenton. Hamilton of Coaldale was the heavy winner in vegetables and grasses and grains. R. L. Rash was also a heavy winner in grains. In the domestic products, Mrs. Hamman, .^trs. A. K. Tolton, and Mrs. Hammer, were as usual to tho foro with some very tempting exhibits. take no further part In its deliberations. The question' of proportional repro-aantation was at tho root ot tho trouble, Thq delegates from Ottawa and tho west have been claiming that suggestions made by them have been persistently voted down by tho predominance of voting power in Ontario, and they say If the representation at tho convention was ])roportlonul lo paid-up membership, this .would not have boon possible, Jlalters nearly came to a break last night, but tho matter was patched up for a whilo, and tho delegates attended this morning's session. This afternoon however, tljey hold a meeting at the Carls Rita hotel niid decided dolln-Itoly to have nothing more to do with tho convention. Issue a Statement Following this meeting, "tho Winnipeg and Ottawa delegates this evening Issued a statement in tho form of a letter to the president of tho association, outlining tholr position. In it they claim that while Ontario has only 7,5GS pa'd-iip members to 11,573 in tho rest ot the Dominion, It ha.s 34 accredited delegates, while the rest of Canada has only S4. They disclaim tho impression that an attempt is being made to forn\ulnte a political organization with the Idea of running tho country, and declaro that "tho attitude adopted from time to time by tho Toronto and Ontario delegates ot Jeering and howling at outside delegates with whom they may not agree is not conducive to harmony or good results." Allen Labor Queatlon The alien, labor question will be de- bated on Friday, when a lengthy reaq lutlon prepared by tho special allei enemy committee coniea up for dl^ cusslon. Tho principal polnta of tli( rosoltitlon are: 1. All onomy aliens, not already w omployod, to bo interned and perford work ot national Importance. 2. Enomy aliens not' to trarel mot^ than five miles without a paaaport. 3. Appo'||itraent of an alien eneraf custodian. 4. Rigid enforcement "of reglatra tlon. 5. Super-tax on incomes by enem| alions. C. Prohibition of enemy alien puli Ucations. 7. No enemy alionaln federal, pr� \ vlnclal or munloipal positions. 8. Allied aliens to be conscripted or deported to their own countries. Spilt ContlnHCi Toronto, Aug. 1.-Indications polnl to a complete withdrawal of the Wit nipeg and Ottawa delegatea to th| G. W. V. A. convention. Winnipeg an( Ottawa dologates aro still In towh aiv interviews today backed up tho olt dal statement Issued last night ej plaining their attitude In seceding hi cause of the refusal of the conventloi to adopt their views on the votini principle involved. Some westerners today went ovei so far as to say that the split migh' .mean tho fonpatiori pf a new organ izatlon. "Wo aro content to slant alone if need bo," added another dele gate. Western delegates even refused U day to take part in the pleasure trl) to Niagara Falls. 0^ THE HOUR IS STRIKING The.hour is striking. The day of the "Home Community" is here. The,san^o hour that strikes the doom of the congested metropolis strikes also the nation-wide sIogEtn of "Back to the Home Town."i The hour is striking- And the people of ten thousand home communities kiiow it. You cannot fail' to hear if. And you will do Your share in helping to ijsher in the grteate^l erj� of prosperity this continent has seen. Your co-operation is needed to make this prosperity complete-to make \\ go all^the way round. ,.\ ,. . :., ----________ ;