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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 8, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta JPAQB FOUH THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8,1917 ftethbttbae Iteralo Xetbbri&gc, Blbcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rate*: Daily, delivered, "fcrr weelt ..... _.10 Dally, delivered per year ......$5.00 Dally, by mall, per year.........$4.00 Weekly, by mail, per year ......$1.30 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 1252 1224 TELEPHONES Business Office- ............. Editorial Office ............. W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance -  Dusinoss ManaBor Dates of nxplry of aUDSc'iptlons appear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date is our authority to continue the subscription. Your King and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Canadian forces are gradually working into and around tlio great city of Lens, for the capture of which they havo been patiently striving for Months. Artillery bombardment has mado the life of the German garrison in the city almost unendurable, while the short, sharp infantry rushes at periodical stages have placed the Canadians within striking distance of the centre of the city. A trench here and a trench there, an embankment, an outpost, a railway siding, a section of road, one position at a time, with slow but sure progress, the Canadians are gaining ft tighter hold upon the defences of the city, until some day shortly, tie entire defence of the great mining town will collapse and the Huns will be forced to evacuate. Activity for the time being is halted on the Belgian front owing to bad weather. On the Champagne front, however, the French have broken the German Crown Prince's lines in three places, advancing a considerable distance and taking prisoners. On the Russian front" the retreating Russians have at last determined to make a" show of resistance and are preparing for an offensive. On the Rumanian front the Austrlans have opened an offensive. RAIN CAME VERY OPPORTUNELY Although the rain came too late to help the earlier crops very, much, nevertheless the general rain which visited the south on Monday night has done a world of good and prospects are considerably brighter. Southern Alberta farmers as a whole have nothing to kick about in the crop of this year, and with the rain to bring on the late crops so that they will make good feed if nothing else they will be immeasureahly better off than they thought they would be three weeks ago. The rain will also do much for the potato crop. Where irrigation was not practiced the potatoes threatened to be a failure. This very necessary crop will not be heavy by any means, but the rain will save it from being a complete failure. men who manage them, provo their worth and exert a great Influence on the future agricultural development* of a country. Especially Is this true lu the case of uewor settled countries and the visit, of Dr. Untlold of Uozomnn. .Mont., serves to Impress it on our mind. When Dr. Unfleld took up experimental agricultural work there, just n short time prior to the establishment of the Dominion oxpe-imcn-tal farm here under Sunt. Fairfield, people- believed Montana and tin-greater part of Southern Alberta was a wilderness of no use to man but for the grazing of livestock. Hut the experimental farm proved that, agriculture was feasible on the plains of the two sections with the result that it has now become the established Industry, and thousands of peuple are getting a livelihood where fifteen years ago the cattle, sheep and horses held full swny, It was by experimenting that the change was brought about. Wheat was experimented with in Southern Alberta and in Montana with the result that last year Southern Alberta raised Co.000,000 bushels of wheat south of the Red Deer. Corn is being experimented with. .Montana last year raised over 20.000,000 bushels of matured corn and thero is little doubt that Alberta will yet develop a variety which can be made to grow and ripen here. The experiment suggested by Dr. Linfield in the growing of Russian sunflowers for fodder on land that would otherwise be summer fallowed very possibly opens out a new method of making our land productive. We are turning again more and more to livestock ns our grain farmers become established, and fodder crops become more and more necessary. So far corn is more or less of a failure even for fodder. But if the Russian sunflower will do in this country what it has done at the Bozeman agricultural demonstration farm it will take the place of corn and will readily be accepted by our farmers. Especially will this be so as the land becomes higher priced through settlement. A farmer feels no qualms about summer fallowing $30 an acre land. Bnt if it grows to be worth $100 per aero he will not feel like letting it He idle cne year in two or one year in three as is the case now. The crop that will serve the purpose of sum-merfallow low in cleaning the land and at the same time produce a large volume of fodder for livestock will prove popular. Such seems to be the case with Russian sunflower and if it proves so here, it will be a direct result of good work on the experimental farms of the continent. Practical suggestions like this are what the farmers want, and what will make them turn to the experimental farm tor their information. . The Australian Senate Repatriation Hill provides a maximum grant of .C.-'OO to each soldier settler on land. It is estimated that �32.000,000 will bo required to provide this bonus. A workman wiffc sentenced to a month's imprisonment at Newcastle Knglanil for wasting bread. He refused to eat the bread his wife provided, and when it was offered to his children he throw it on the tire. The Swiss government has issued an order sequestration the entire cereal crops with the exception of the quantities required for the personal consumption of the producers and for seed purposes. Ceo. V. S. Michaelis, whose father and grandfather were officers in the I'nited States army, has changed his name to George Woodbrltlge. because he does not wish to bear Hip same name as Dr. George Michaelis, the German chancellor. William Tyson, a young farmer, killed his wife and then killed himself at his home near Xashvlllo. Ga., after he; had received a summons from the local exemption board to appear fori military draft. He had been married only a short time. The oldest travelling man in Maine, possibly the oldest in the I'nited States, is C. 1, Bailey, of Winthrop. Me., who made a million or more in the manufacture of oilcloths at Winthrop and who now is 95 years of age. The late Mr. Leopold do Rothschild, who died on May 2'.t. aged 72, has loft nn estate valued at �1.500,000, "so tar as can at present be ascertained." Ideut.-Col. J. L. Youngs, C. M, lately home from the front, was chosen president of the Stratford Conservative Association. Indulgence In green pears caused the death of George, the two-year-old son of I'te. Cecil Steadmati at St. Catharines. The Kingston Hosiery company has been given orders for i.2.000 doz. hosiery for the French government. 35,-000 dozen for the V. S. government, and an order for the American Army for military glove cloth. OHiciul announcement was made by the British recruiting mission tonight that Lieut. 11. R. Denton In chnrgo of recruiting for the Royal Flying Corps, will go to Texas shortly to lay out an aviation catun for the Canadians. For the breaking of two small bones in her hand, and the. displacement of her wrist, through a fall on an icy sidewalk, Mrs. Annie Seames has been awarded judgment for $750 against the city of Belleville. Registered men who resist the selective draft law face milita'v courtmar-tial for desertion and the possibility | of execution for desertion in time of I war. The whole military and civil power of the states, cities or counties will be employed to bring them to book. The censorship allowed newspapers to print the pictures of King George's visit to the American camp and they availed themselves largely of the permission. The subjects include that showing the king talking to an enlisted man, questioning him about a rifle and kit. The Mother Superior of the Pikh- vtnsk Convent, In the Province of Voronezh, Russia, has boon kidnapped and placed In Jail' by the Council of Peasants' Doputles because she., after denouncing the peasants for their luck of patriotism, had organized a corps of nuns to work the land. The trndo unions have takon up the quostlon of soldiers' pay. At a meeting of CO mombero of Parliament It was urged that it be fixed at 3s daily. Lord Borosford declared that the pay of tho navy had not been raised in 60 years. The sailors are Included in tho movement. A powerful committee has been appointed. The order'-in-councll of Inst year which provided Unit, when otllcers reverted to a lower rank voluntarily, thero would bo no reduction In their pensions or separation allowances, has been amended to Include warrant, officers and non-commlBSoncd otticers. who were omitted from tho original order". George W. Perkins and Georgo A. Cullen, of New York City, havo been appointed on a committee on food conservation by the National Servieo Commission oi tho Presbyterian church to wage a nation-wide campaign among its members to carry out the plana sut forth by Herbert C. Hoover. Capt. Watertou, of Edmonton, and Lleuts. L. II. Millar, of Sherbrooke, and R. II. McKcuzie. of Vancouver, all of the Canadian Mounted rilles, have brought to Paris a French flag which they captured during a raid on Avian, and havo prenentod it In tho name of their coiuradol, to tho minister of tho lutorior. Damage estimated at $150,000, protected by insurance, was caused by lire and water in tho warehouse ot Mticdonuld's Consolidated Wholesale Grocers, at Winnipeg. Tho bln/.o started from nn unknown cause in the top floor, and tho wntcr poured in to extinguish it worked Its way through the- building. i That a large' number of men who went ovet^uas with the Bantam battalion of infantry ;ure being transformed into artillerymen is tho Information contained In a letter from dipt. C. J. Hell, now engaged in instructional du-this at Sliornellffe ctimp, England. He utatos that the llttlo big men give promise of making especially efficient ar- Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on cither steam or gat tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. niven bros. 216 First Ave. 8. Phone 1732 Pie is up. down- Sunflowers for fodder isn't a yellow story even if the name might indicate as much. Hence less of it will go fTHE DEATH OF ftfft RICHARD McBRIDE * The death of Sir Richard McBride, ex-premier of British Columbia, removes one ot the outstanding political men of the day from Canadian life There was probably never a more popular provincial premier than Sir Riohard McBride, "Dick" to practie ally everyone who knew him person-ally. He was the British Columbia government for years and had a large following when be quit his position to go to London as agent for the coast province! The fact of the matter is that Sir Richard McBride was almost too much ot a popular idol, and bis political strength was too great, for it resulted in such large majorities In the legislature that the inevitable happened. There was built up about him a machine, with which apparently he had little to do, but which rested on his strength and which took advantage of the prestige he lent the government to pillage the resources of the province for their own selfiHh, political ends. His resignation from the premiership of British Columbia was the signal for the downfall of the government of the party which had been in power for long years. No matter what tho people of British. Columbia believe of the political associates with which Sir Richard McBride surrounded himself, or rather allowed himself to be surrounded, %\iey will alwayB have a warm spot In lueir hearts for his, memory. It Is quite evident that the Winni peg convention is wavering between determination to win the war and determination on the part of some to win the next election, war or no war. My Corn Said This Shoe" A Lethbridge boy, Clarence Rogers, has won the military medal for good work in the Flying Corps. Lethbridge soldiers have held up their end In the fighting that has been done on the western front. THE PRACTICAL VALUE OF OUR EXPERIMENTAL FARM8 Very often we do not properly ap-prectate the value of our experimental and demonstration farms. Too ' Seldom do oar farmers really endeavor, to make practical profit from what ta* farms can teach. But in the long ft! Uta experimental farms and the The snmmerfallow's the thing. This year has proved it. It is thereforo cheerful to know that there is an enormous acreage of summerfallow in Southern Alberta ready for the seed next spring. Toronto has tax arrears of $200,000. Lethbridge has tax arrears ot $500 000. Toronto haa 500,000 population and Lethbridge has 12,000. It looks as if it was about time to put on tho lid-here. Tax sales are not nice things to have in any community but then neither are tax arrears of $40 per head of population. Touchy Corns and New Shoes The comfort of old shoes may now be had with new shoes. Blue-jay makes it possible. No need to wince from new shoes nor frown. No need to undergo a period of pain. Before getting a new pair of shoes be corn-free by using Blue-jay, gentle and certain. Then, should a new corn come later, Blue-jay will bring instant relief. Most families have a package of Blue-jay Plasters at home, always ready. Relief is always handy, and instant. Paring never cures. Harsh liquids; are harmful. Blue-jay removes the corns permanently, roots and alL The first application removes 91 per cent. More stubborn cases require a second or third treatment. Wear new shoes-any shoes-with complete comfort. Forget your feet. Blue-jay points the way. Know tonight. |||! BAUER & BLACK Limited ' Toronto, Carta dm [ Makers of Surgical | Dressings, etc. Blue = jay Stops Pain-Ends Corns Initantlf Qulckbr For Sale by all Druwteta AImUm*> Baits Plutin Potatoes are going to be more or leBS of a failure unlesB thero is more rain. The city should Indicate that it is not averse to people with potato crops within tho city limits uaing city water to irrigate thorn. The work of the past four months will be practically lost unless this Is done. And tho country needs the food Bupply tho potatoes will bring. DOUBLE CURFEW FOR PARIS. New York, Aug. 3.-A World cable from Paris says: Prefect of Police Hudelo announces the doublu curfew -at lo.SO o'clock it will be considered all honest people arc aBleep, and tho police will investigate tiny light showing at wlndoWB. By midnight everyone will be enabled to reach home from the theatres, and persons encountered on the streets after that hour must produco papera and give rouBons for being abroad, Unreserved Auction Sale - of - CATTLE At Exhibition Grounds, Magrath, Oa SAT., AUGUST 11 1917, COMMENCING AT 10.30 A.M. ABOUT 250 HEAD AS FOLLOWS About 35 head of 1-year old heifers and steers. About 115 head of heifers from 2 to 4 years old. About 50 head of 2-year old steers. About 50 head of cows In calf. These cattle are all of good Durham stock and in good condition. Any one wanting good stock should make a apo'eial effort to utteml this monster sale at Magrath on August 11th. TERMS CASH W. L. WILSON, OF LETHliRIDGE, FARM SALE AND LIVE STOCK AUCTIONEER' CUT YOUR GRAIN Pull Your Sheaf-Loader. Haul Your Coal, Grain or Hay WITH A 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. HORSES 24 HOURS PER DAY. WILL NOT HARM YOUR FORD. IF YOUR AGENT DOES NOT HANDLE THEM, WRITE OR PHONE TO, Staude-Mak-a-Tractor Sales Co. Limited 804 ELEVENTH AVE. EAST, .CALGARY, OR John Bass, Chin, Alberta tlilorymon. Two hundred of thorn ara under his tuition. "It Is In the homos of tho Province of Ontario that tho groat battles wo uro to face will hove to bo fought and won," declares Sir William Hearst, Premier of Ontario, referring to tho Pood Controller's Food Connor, vatlon campaign. Promlor llourat's words upply to all Canada. Hot Weather is a Joy to the man or woman who is properly nourished with a light, easily digested food. The food problem in Summer time, war time, or any old time, is a simple one for the housewife who knows Shredded Wheat Biscuit and the many delicious, nutritious dishes that can be made with it. Shredded Wheat Biscuit is 100 per cent, whole wheat fully complying with all government requirements in purity and cleanliness. Two or three Shredded Wheat Biscuits with milk will fully nourish and satisfy the average person in hot weather, and the cost is only a few cents. Made in Canada. DIRECTOR f OF AUTO LIVERY AND DRAYIN6 / N Boulton's Auto Livery ..WE KNOW THE COUNTRY THOROUGHLY. ' PHONE US AT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. Phone 1206 IT COSTS NO MORE TO RIDE IN. A . . Comfortable. Car We use a 7-passenger Hudson In care of an experienced and careful driver. � The Phones: J. Hudson Auto Livery Day 668 Night 1269 PAPPAS, Owner OTT'S AUTO LIVERY Day Phone 1540 Night Phone 787 DRAYING Phones 1345 or 1356 Turner & Witchell Office at Kennedy's 410 13th St DRAYING Of All Kinds WesternTransferCo. Limited Office-C P. R. Freight Sheds PHONE8 Office ........... 1163 Stables .......... 1064 new pebsfectj* oi v c^rQ&srovs: scti3n IS YOUR KITCHEN CROWDED? Have that big, clumsy rari^e moved out; cook on the neat NEW PERFECTION OIL COOK STOVE. It does all the work of a coal or wood stove and takes up half the room. No smoke, no dirt. The Long Blue Chimney gives perfect combustion. For sale by these dealers: Hlck-Sehl Hardware Co., Lethbridge. Taylor Hardware Co., Lethbridge. Hayr Hardware Co., Lethbridge. Consumers Hardware Co., Lsthbrldgt. C. G. Oiander, Lethbridge. Use Royaliic Coal Oil and the New Perfection will cook your meal for from 5 to 10 cents. THE IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY Limited BRANCHES IN ALL CITIES ;