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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 11, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUB THE LETHBR1DGE IEI.ALD TUESDAY. AUGUST 11, .-IF fceralo Slberta OAILV AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally, delivered, per year. jDaJIy. by mail, par year. by mall, per year. TELEPHONES Dullness Office v......... Editorial Office W. A. Buchanan John Torranca -HaBaglag Director Business Manage 125 122 LIEGE THE INDOMITABLE Alver a period of close on one hun dred years Belgium has again bee turned Into the battleground of EU ope. Stoddard, in Ills well knovn lei tures, says that lie heard; a distin European diplomat state tha dt war should break out belwee and Germany, the neutrallt of-neither 'Belgium, nor Switzerlam would be respected by either or th contending parties; tliat the vlolatio fit neutral "rights .would be absolutel required oy the necessities of the si Ufltion, and that the contending par ics .would obliged t pass .uiroufih one, or' fcqtb, of 'Jies' neutral countries, or possibly even ti fight on their soil. This, so far ai "Germany and Belgium are concerned J-as ROW irorid'Js one .of the most heroic de- fences 'in the siege of Liege. The city Is proving what it was !Jiitehded Van obstacle to Us .neighbor, Genoany, should she to violate Belgium's', neutrality and make tie country a plan in palgn against France. -Along with Liege the Belgians have erected several formidable steel forts such as. Antwerp, Namur, Dander inbnde, Diest. arid others along the MMipe and Sambrel.for defence. Sit iiated as 'Liege: is It" would prove not only of strategic value.to the Gef- ivill be worth possessing with its arms fact- cry Land cannon foundry. The been .Plttsburg of Bel- gium, and Its Importance may toe thereby Liege important part in the revolt from the Netherlands, to'whicb. it'then .1830. .was taken by iiarihorough In 1702. ;6tdddard describes the. Belgian forts, of which -Liege la one, as resembling _ turret manipulated toy powerful machinery 'which causes them .to disappear below the surface __of the Around after discharging-, their tremendooa gone. CANADA'S SPLENDID OFFER _L .1-- Canada is not satisfied only with end'ib'uBcle. per- her Toiuhteere, to aid the Motherland in her hour o( uad auueii tu this uy her million bags of Hour. It Is ;an .offer has been well thought out, and dts sJgniflcance is 'life -reply which hi.B been received from .Ibe government of the United King- dom. The answer to Canada's ''splendid and. welcome" offer accepts It "with deep gratitude" as "of the greatest value" lor the steadying ot prices, and relief of distress, in this country, can. never forget the generosity and promptitude of this gift, and the pat- riotism from, which it springa.-' When Parliament meets an appro- priation ot at least four millions will be submitted to cover the cost ot the purchase and transportation of the flour. It is estimated that It will take nearly 2QQ trafna of 30 cars, to a train to carry- the enormous quantity to the port of shipment, while a small fleet ,ot vessels will be required to the gift across the In this.ready offer ot aid Canada hao done no small thing. It la "pre- sumed that the announcement will probably mean nnoLtiir- in the price of flour constituting a direct war tax upon the people. But this anticipation will not disturb the eons and daughters of the Dominion. the result It will be borne with equanimity with the same spirit In which the offer was made. rue t bod mar highly luoctMful but tho. commies toners, -even If they ac- cept the arranged, must hear the responsibility before the Possibly ot coyrse the com- ralttee determine upon an as sesemeat thai will "be .equitable and satisfactory all around, but :whether or not that develops Uie elected re- presents lives of the itcopla will hfive to.dianip.lon and defend It. Of course If It does not .suit them they can amend the proposals. The point to bo understood ia that the fixing of the assessment ,by a committee of cltl- iiens does not take the responsibility from the shoulders of the commie sidnen, PICKED UP IN 1ASSING FOR THE iUSY MAN -ARE REAL CITIZENS Canada's population Is cosmopolitan. Its citizens are from many lands. It Is worth no Ling that the Major in command of the Alberta Rangers at Cardston, a native of "Utah and until a few years ago an Amerl- an citizen, declares that his entire squadron is ready and willing to flerve Britain in the present struggle. A majority of these troopers in all like- lihood are former Americana. There s no need to worry about, our new citizens when we find them eager to serve the land of their adoption. It s have citizens and .not merely citizens for 'otlng purposes. R. Wylle, K.O., of Mooilmlni hu tccu appointed Judie ol the new ju dlclal district of Eotevan, Bilk. E. Dobercr on leivlng was presented with a.cueit ot lllver by his friends, Mayor Stedmin hll rmunted act Ire direction of trig-Queen's Hotel al Macleori again. Tlio heit meeting Supreme Lodge of the KnljUU et Pythias will be held In Portland, Chas. Lethbrldge, of Owen Sound, was round drowned at the mouth of the river there. Samuel Campbell, who established the Qrand Union Hotel In Toronto, is dead. The wife of P. Aahe, manager WAR'S'TERRIBLE -TOLL At this distance from the of he terrible- conflict in Europe" only hose who have served upon the.bat- JeBelfl possess any Idea of "the ter- ible devaBtatlon wrought 7. war. loss of life Is terribie, yet-that Is not'ail. Imagine hundreds of tli of troops in an enemy's cbuhtry" esirdylng 'crops, irarnmg "towns .and o exist many years. Take :JCor in- the case of heroic Liege, Yes- erday Ibere" wa's a view in.the Her- Id.of.a beaiitllUL bridge.on the river t the Belgian border city. It cost .uch.. money to build and was no biibt a pride .to.the city. Still the rave Belgians: themselves; in their etermined flffdrfs to stem the greee of the Germane, blew'up this oitly and be'anUfiil structure. Ths ecesslly muat have been great, "but time, of ".war; men and cities and ountrleB sacrifice much for the sake f-the honor of their homeland. Those UB out here upon the prairie could nly realize the .awfulness of war If ta Devastation :-and destruction fell pon UB. Imagine the destruction of the big C. P. R. Viaduct to protect us gainst an, invading host. See an inarching fields ripe ith grain, destroying It like a plague t Insects. Picture If you can the OBbardment and destruction of one our Canadian cities, rich m its dmes and public buiidlngj. It is awful fates European countries today, reed 'to defend its honor, Is the flrst suiter. Naturally we ask "is war orth and our only ajswer ust.iK that aa long .as selfish and plrmg nations lite Qerminy, led by i Emperor whose dreams by day as ell aa night, are wholly of conquest y attack on' land and sea, "War IE e only recourse." of the Union Bank bl Canada in Lon- don, England, died last Friday. Rev. Thomas .Leonard, a retired Methodist minister, died from exnaus- lion in a- bush bear TVeatbn, Out Edmonton's assessment'- is over and ita tai rate will be 17 mills. 7 Hev. Thcm'as Mckec, formerly pub- lic school Inspector for southwest at- North Bay. Rev. Mr. Stauffer. pastor of Bond 6t. Congregational church, Toronto, who IE' of Herman descent. Bays that Americans-are not In sympa- thy with the position taken by Ger- many In the 'present 'conflict Hon. Dr. Beland, of Quebec, who went to Belgium two weeki ago' with his bride, IB be still there.-j Hon. Phillippe Rbr, Canadian Com- missioner in Paris, went-recently to Spain to fetch his immJly "who have been staying there. ..It.lB not known whether he had been able to return to Paris. DIG PAY mi ON CMOS10N TEMPLE COST OF FONE COMPLETED MILLION WILL IE Cknlstdu, Aug. month- ly payroll of the tadt (or the building ot Ttmple ate rapidly btihg disposed 61 a pro- portionate aniniint of work Is being accomplished. dVn 1300 per day is being while stone .is being shipped in at too rate ol, J1WO worth per. week. The pay-roll will increase, at also will the cost ot material, which, will be composed partly ol expensive iteel and a beautiiiil grey D. C. granite. The total amount spent up to date will exceed the exact amount up to the end of July.being 653.8C. Tho-'Tost ot the Temple his placed at from to )00, but it is believed by many that the ultimate cost will rcnch a mil- ,lon. Another Iff dayfl will see.the com- iletion- of the massive' foundations; whereupon' the laying ol the granite arid the steel structures for the first commehn. KNOTS OF Off ounni SUCCESS PICNIC At EXHIBITION OMOUNDI SAVED THE The Council No. 611 o .-tin United Coramtrcisi Travellers tbeir flrit picnic Saturday A ug at the Exhibition Orounits which was .very kindly loaneil forth event. The picnic was advertised 16 Nolan's Kerry, but owing to conditions that was impossrtile. How ever, the travellert will not be beawere kept busy as the tries' were Urge. A suitable list of ptizes 'ivere provided for all events. Then ..came the biggest event of the day, ''Supper." Tula event was open tbVali'and the prizes -were all on 'the the travellers' wives supplying the cakes .and the merohants and wholesalers the fruit and meats, etc. -The single men then got their heads "together and decided that after -eat- ing real home-made cake that tney could trim. that bunch of. mar- ll is beiug drilled for the .men in the ball gainc. All went HI Co., Vfh'ich; has: been quietly kok- ng over last SEGUR IS DOWN 50 FT. NOW gONTlNTJED Ccaticook, Quebec, has voted to tay dry. Those who desire to be- me hliarioQs can only hope for an- ther visit from Harry Thaw. The eagerness with which men ore nllstlhg at Lethbridge shows that al patriotism exists amongst the tlzens ol the 'south. CHOATE AND CARNEGIE 'In the United States sane and in- telll -nt opinion Is with Great Bri- tain, The leading, newspapers and public men declare that Britain could riot follow any 'other policy the circumstances than declare upon Germany and defend Its treaty' with Belgium. Andrew Came- gle, the advocate of peace, npholds :Brltnln, and so does Joseph Choate, probably the leading publicist of the ;HepubIIc. No Britisher could take ground than Mr. Choatc: It ever. the. Mother .Country entered Into war upon righteous grounds it Is In (lie present struggle. RESPONSIBLE In determining to utjlize the advice o'f leading citizens In arranging next year's assossment the commissioners adopted a novel course. Tho John Burns may he a peace at any rice advocate, but In standlag fcv his IrialpleB Sis .workingman without rtune forsook a salary of a ar. Even those who differ with m In his. attitude must admire th.e courage of his convictions. Mr. G. N. Gordon, returning last eveniug from WarkworLh, stated that in the district south of Camphellford, "the crops are ID excellent condition. One Farmer reported having obtained ten bushels of wheat to the Fcterboro Bramlncr. Anil to think we count ten bushels to Ilia acre a crop [allure la thin country. PAGE Rocky Houhtaiil HoUBe'liT the riSfih) to Sweet Grass th the.'south, and areas In all districts win berdeveldped. Mr. Cunningham li accompanied on his trip through the south by iir. Von Uslar, a German scientist, who' located the bore point for the Paeaalc "syndi- cate at Lundbreck, and who is 'furnish- ing- tils company with Letbbrldge will be made the base for operations of the Ccniolldafed in the touth, which j will -commence in the near future. Already much of tiie Iron, and repair work for. the Lund- hrcck drills has been done here. Reports from the. south today state that the Segur well In 1-12 Is now down about fitly feet, and that It Is grinding away every liour toward the oil-hearing sands. ix months! The "digging ;ol tire pit s completed, two', cabins, are built I and eight cailoadB ot lumber and pipe have beea haiilHl to the scene ol'la- As soon as'possible, the der- rick will be erwted aod the drilling machine, which is also on' grounds, .will be putA io .work.." That they drill to' a! great depth mar be surmised 'from the fact that the first few feet will be cased with an IWnch pipe. -As1 soon as this well. ii'y well started, the company will drill; an- other 'one at Bull Horn Coulee, oil the Blood Reserve just 8 milei from Csrdstos. see this struggle and by at- rotfess playing the young fellows fin- ally won and now there are a num- ber, who have decided -to get married end get some more home cooking. ,'For the married men, Brother Geo. Kemin was the .star aud for.tbo sior ---o gle, men the honors wcrs divided be- Ihe twecn Brothers Wdsh, Manson and Bertrand. .Through some error, the Gcqre sheet was misplaced. Brother Sebl.oWd the indicator. The program was wound up by an automobile race against time, Broth- er Lloyd winning this, doing the mild min. 41 sec. .There were about 125 present and all Kerned to enjoy -themselves. W. A. DAY MACLEOD'S SCHOOL TRUSTEE Macleod, Alta., Augl i! Day, a prominent merchant of tias been elected without oppoilllon to f II the vacancy on the Maeleod School Board caused by the rellmiUon. of the Rev. Bathurst Hall. poiltlon ol the chairmanship of the Board Is now filled by D. G. McKenile, which was made vacant by departure of Dr. Calgary. RAYMOND'S SCHOOL: RATE Raymond, Alta., Aug. the Town Council meeting held on Thurs day night, the rate of taxation on the sohool district was declared at 7 COWANS PERFECTION f" COCOA They make each other delicious People who like fruit and people who like "FORCE" should just see how deliciousfy these two good things go together. Try a sliced few juice of an orange sliced peach, either fresh or preserved, with TOASTED WHEAT FLAKES for your next breakfast The crisp nut-tasting flakes of "FORCE" (whole wheat cooked with malt) fruit, will make a meal after which bacon and eggs will (seem superfluous! FORCE. healthful way to eat wheat their consul in Montreal by Sunday Their families will bo looked after The French auibasBiidor Jn Vienna asked for his pnssports yesterday. Last njgiit the of tho Belgian forts at Liege stated that all the forls were intact..and the gar- rison a had- enough BiipplieB to lait them a long timt. French aurgebnt caring lor the- wounded state that the French bullets do much more damage than' those of the Germans. The Austrian steamers Zora and PrazattuB were seized la the port of Antwerp on Monday. Austrian troops have beVn bom- barding Belgrade for the -tftet four' days but little damage has .been done to the city. The Servian army is. now taking the offensive .and has pene- trated Bosnia, near Prlbol and Vise- grad. loa tenegrln forces nave ocpupled Splzza, Pachtrovitz and Budua on" the Dalmatian coast. The port of Montreal was closed on Monday: The Japanese govornmrtot on Mon- day requisitioned several Additional ,ranBportB. Tlie Emperor is expected .o cut short his vacation return ,o Toklo at once. The British government ha'fi decid- ed to insure war risks on British ves- sels only. has straight cling. You get with a dear fire and more C the McClary dealer or write for booklet. Sold by Geo. R. xon Co. ;