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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1014 letbbriboe fteralb letblmOfle, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dmlly, deJiiered per vear JO Daily, by! mail, per >ear WteVly, by mail, per year.... MO TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial' Oflico 1224 W. A. Buchanan Managing Director John Torrance Business Manager THE WEST'S CROP Since the war Is unpermost in our minds we hate forgotten about the crops The its-lf w'H have a marked attest on tho of Viest ern Canada s cer-al production this year. With the rising value pi wheat the farmer with a ten bushel crop is going to be as well oft a m ordinaly twenty bushel v ears hat will eat era Canaoa prodace this vear' There have been many estimates from the beginning 01 tho season up to the present In the beginning infllcal pointed to a bumner j.eld 4s the icason pro-ressed conoitlon" mosth Jry weather began to redi.ce t le IOE }i61d until toaav it is reeognved the crop in the three provin- ces will be considerable below the earlv estimates Lot us utilize somo figures compiled by the Toronto Globes representative in TS-stern Canada who in past has made accurate suneys of tne crop sit nation. In Aloerta the amount of a-reage under -Rhe.t th year is "n'd bi the Provincial rtfa-Jurat of Agric il'ure to be 1 Itil 222 as against 11-n 633 acres last vear The crop of wneat in liber a year amounted to 215W33 bushel" whch included both -vinter uid Eg varieties The jield of spring wheat in Oils province in 191" was 13 bushe's per tcre, and of is Inter 14 S bush els. In 1910 the last very drv -lear the average wheat yi'ld was 13 els per acre In Thj year based on a rather liberal estimate .juhertji wiU haee about 15 000 000 bushels of wheat or some sis million less than in 191" The Globe man maintains that this vear is the most -unfavorable year in Southern Alberta for ten-years. Saskatchewan .estimates its wheat acreage this year at 6 00" oa2 acres as against acres last year, when the total wheat crop amounted iOo bushels T-iis year the southwestern, the central western and the northeastern districts of the pro- vince, which is divided up into nine crop districts altogether, are much in the same condition as Southern Al- berta. The grain crops have been badly, damaged in those three partic- ular districts, and many1 farmers will not take the trouble even to cut them- Based, therefore, on the reduction in Sho drought-stricken sections, and on a certain degraflirg effect.in other j parts of the province, Saskatchewan, whose average wheat yield was 19.5 bushels per acre last year, -will not have a total yield in 1914 ot more than. bushels of wheat, which would be ten million bushels less than the crop of a year ago. The wheat crop in Manitoba will not be greater than -bushels this year, about seven million bushels less than last year. When added together it will be seen that the total wheat crop for the three provinces this year is estimated at bushels, which is more than twenty-four million bushels be- low the provincial figures for 1913. There are the other crops'; oats, bar- ley and flax, of which the last named will be reduced greatly below the yield of last year. The flax acreage in the three provinces is acres less than it wiis in 1913, sud the crop promises to -be some bush- els, as compared with bush- els last season. The increases in the acreage ot-oats and barley have been larger in all three province, than in any other grains. But on the whole the aggre- gate crop of oats and barley will likely be considerably below last year. In oats the three provinces show a combined increase in acreage, over last year of over but the total crop promises to bo not more than bushels. Last year from an area of acres in the three, provinces there was a barley, crop of bushels. This sea- son, with, en estimated area of 791 acres, tho total yield of barley can hardly be more than bush- els. PICKED UP IN ASSING The to her' fleet arc now In the fighting line, are the Iron Duko Kins George "V AJarlboroush, Audacious Oaturiou, Conaueror battleships, and the battle cruiser Queen Mary cam Dieted in 1913, and the battleships Orion, Thunderer, Monarch, and tlifi battle cruisers Princess Royal and Dr Caviller, a former well Known Lion completed" in -1912. These are Hamilton' physician, ia dead formidable vessels with designed Geo..' Mills, a" prominent Kingston speed of 28' knots but -reaching from 32 to 33 Ln.o'8 in 'he case of the LlOi. .Princess Royal and Queen Mary. The battleships carrj ten 18.; loch guns, and the battle oruisers igfct 13.6 guns. -The broadside deliverer by the former is one of pounds and the latter pounds. In ad dition to these they are equipped with sixteen 4 inch guns. In the fleet that sailed under sealed brdsrs are also modern dreadnoughts caning ten 12 inch guns, Dreadnought of 190C with tl-ose com- pleted In 1909, 1910 and 1911. These are the Beilerophon, Temeraire, Su- St. Vincent, Collingwood, Van- guard, Neptane, Colossus and Her- cules, with the battle cruiser New Zealand. The German battleships, the latest types of which are "the Konig Albert, kaiser. Kaiscrin, Frederick der Gros- se, Prinzregent Leopold, carry ten 12 inch guns, have a 'designed speed of 21 knots and a displacement of tons. The'broadside delivered by ten guns amounts to pounds, on the reckoning that each gun fires a pro- jectile weighing SSI pounds. These ships also each carry fourteen 5.9 inch "guns. Germany has under way three battle cruisers and six battle- ships under construction to be armed with eight 15 inch guns. France has two lately completed gowerM battleships, the Courbet and Jean Bart, carrying each twelve 12 inch guns, and twenty-two 5.9 inch guns Austria has .a powerful battleship in the Togethoff with thirteen 12 inch guns capable of delivering a broad- ot 11 S04 pounds Russia has been -busy on her navy since the war and in Educational UE-todate battleships has ready the Sevastopol Gangat Poltava and Pe- tropolavlosk tons, steaming 23 Imots and canyir.s twelve 12' inch" guns: There are four ships of tons carrying 14 inch guns, and steaming 27 knots nearly completed in the Black Sea. Neither Germany, Italy nor Aus- tria :has launched a more powerful ship than those in commission. In addition to her commissioned ships. Great Britain has the Queen Eliza- eth burning oil fuel. She was launch- ed in. October 1913, and when ready for commission will be fitted with eight 15 inch guns each firing, a pro- jectile of pounds and delivering a broadside of pounds. Should.Japan throw in her lot with the Triple Entente she has a fleet to be reckoned with of 17 battleships, 13 armored cruisers, 25 other cruisers 59 torpedo boat destroyers, 50 ior- pedo 'boats and 13 submarines. The Japanese fleet has the distinction of possessing the largest and most pow- erfully armed battle cruiser yet com- pleted. This is the Kongo, built -by FOR THE' BUSY MAN BATTLESHIP ON WHICH PBINCE ALBERT IS SERVING furrier, is dead Rev. Father leaving St. Peter's Roman Catholic parish, To- ronto after 18 sen Ice Lord Alfred Douglas, the associate of Oscar Wilde, has joined tho French army. After the inciuest' Into the death of Percy Sparlings, found dead in Grims- by Park, Sunday, Jease Ward was ar- rested, charged with murder. The meeting of the. general synod of the Church of England, appointed to be held September 9, in Vancouver, will not be held. Comml sioner Harris of To- ronto has turned don'u an offer from a Toronto real estate firm of 510.000 a year and commission. A building in the rear of 300 Tonge street. Toronto, occupied by the Ad- am Harne s Company wa totallj oyed-.by fire. The damage amounted to South miles from Nanaimo, B.O.i was wiped out 'by fire. Sixty houses were completely de- iiro'yed, also the Alexandra Hotel, a three-storey building valued at ?10, 000. Militia orders issued today author- ize the organization of an eight-com- pany regiment of infantry with head quarters at Fernie, and company heaflQU rters at Fernie Elko Golden London, Aug. first eneount ;rs in the greatest battle'-ih histbrs eem to be taking pi ce along nearly the whole front of two hundred miles. Tne German concentration along the Liege-Luxemburg-Metz route now seems to be complete, and fifteen arnu corp are in Be Oi m or within striking distance.bf the French fron- tier. The total strength of thl force is estimated at 'one million men, with 11 S04 pounds Fort Steele Ho mer and Michel it ilv has in latest ships the Vinbus _____ ITnita. Leonardo de Vinci and Giulio Caesare carrying thirteen 12 inch The city-of Ottawa will send to the rnins with a broadside of motherland a machine-gun battery pounds and eighteen 47 inch guns, of four gun mounted on rapid mo or the Dante Alighieri of tons and equipped with steel shield, steams 24 knots and carries twelve men t0 12 inch guns on a displacement of m11 L9.400 tons the British firm of Vickers, equipped heln. male Kitchener's young with eight 14 inch guns and sixteen I s" 6 inch guns, with a displacement of tons. Colonel Sam that ho officer, need hope for a place on the contingent unless he hat! which would fit him for the command of men. Colonel Sam is never afralil to say what he thinks even if he of- fend the aristocrats or the moneyed classes. All- wants is an allround military who knows low to fight A COMPARISON OK FLEETS While the compiled uAle of the comparativs Etrenfth of the .Euro- pean fleets shows the preponderance elf the British navy in point of num- bers, the real strength can only be gauged by a comparison of the type of battleships. In tliiae, Great Bri- tain, with her latest ships the luper-Dreadnought type, is far ahead Germany, or any other continental fever, Among the recruits at St. Thoma Ont. is Wm. Stokes, president of the a ocia- .__ witch at the annual session on Victoria Day took a stand against militarism. John A. Barren, son of_Judge Bar- ron of Stratford, has been translated to the'British navy through the kindly (influence of the Duke of Corinaught, and sails shortly from Montreal. Cadet Barren was on the' Niobe tor some time. Bishop Arthur Foley- Winningtoii Ingram, of the diocese of London, who also is chaplain of. the London Rifle Brigade, announced'that he will accompany the men to the front, and will follow them wherever they go for at least a six-week period. Lord Kitchener's titles Denton of Denton in the county of Kent, Viscount Broome, of Broome, in Kent, and Earl Kitchener of Khar- toum and of Broome! The titles, in default of issue, niale oi-' female, will pass to Lord Kitchener's elder bro- ther, Colonel Henry kitchener, and his' heirs male, whom -failing, to the Hughes announced "be he a dude or a church regrets the loss of its worthy pastor but the regrets will 'iot be confined to the congregation. Every citizen who knows Mr. Camer- on admires his personal qualities. He. s the type of clergyman who mingles freely with the people and conse- quently he maksn friends with all classes. It Is to ibe1 hoped that his lealth will improve and that in his new. position he will, meet with the success'tie go well deserves. This yeir ought to be a lesson to the farmer his straw. If hid .the straw stacks they touched a match to a few months ago how handy they would come In tpr has been made that the three, ..western provinces should, pass an order in council forbidding- the burning of tw' stacks, being pointed out ai owing to the feed will be at a lilgix price and "the straw will come In very handy, ..especially next spring. Tho luggesHon la well worth adoji brother, Sir Frederick "Walter Kitchener. The picked battailion which Mr. Hamilton Gault, of Montreal, has of- fered to assemble, equip and send to the seat of war at his own expense, will be known as the Princess Patri- cia Light Infantry. Every man of the battalion will" he cither a South Af- rican veteran or a man who has had active service with the. Imperial for- ces. Among the officers and men M'ill he several who have won the D.S.O. and the D.C. medal, while Llent.-CoI. F. D. Farquhuar, D.B.O., will have commasd, Louis Gurofsky, a wealthy .broker of Toronto, has written the minister of militia, offering 'to raise a regi- ment of his countrymen at his own expense. Mr. Gurofsky asserts that hla object -Is to show the loyaity c the Hebrews a.ndv their appreciation of the liberty-they enloy under the British Hag. He himself Is an ex- sergeant of the 10th Royal Grena diers. Lloyd SouleB, age3 23, formerly of Strathcona Toronto, and of Port McNIcoil at tho time of his Delia Soulen, aged "18, his sister; Ed- na May Clarke, aged 17, daughter of Henry F. 'Clarke, 36 West Ave., Tor- onto, were drowned at'-Port McNicoll, Ont. Tho girls were bathing .when a launch In which Mrs. Soules, mother of the two victims, was sitting, drift- ed from its moorings. In an attempt to recover the boat tho young ladles got beyond their depth, and .Lloyd floulcs went to their aid This is an actual photograph of H M S Collingwood a Dreadnought on w hlch the second of the King is seeing active service, vessels part In the conflict and of her safety will be eagerly awaited The Is shown at target practice In the picture Kaiser's Plan of Invasion; Will He Succeed? Little Belgium Stung Him CALLED BACK TO RUSSIA Dowager Empress 5Iaria Feodorov- na of Russia who. has -been called home from tisiting her sister, Queen Alexandra, was turned back at Vien-1 hostilities in the Franco-Prussian-war. 700000 mfantrj 0000 4000 f.ield guns and howitzers, and 1200 machine guns. This is about double the strength .of the force, which; Von MoitKe Jiad at his dL.p a! in 1870 Before a decisive success is obtain- ed there will he everal days' bat tie probably the bloodie t of all time Allie with French troop are in contact with the Geiman on almo t the-whole line. Such news as ha been recehed he-e confirms the lew that the main German advance will bo through central and southern Belgium arid Luxemburg. Private advices received in: London from Belgium intimated that a. .German attack upon Brussels and the capture of the cit> were regarded there as -imminent. TSie Residents of Brussels them- ...Jv.es have shown no signs of panic, having full confidence in the ability of-tiieir army to hold off the German attack, which is not expectid by them in great force owing to the ncce sit of tne Germ-in pu hing for ward aiailihle man to the French frontier. The private messages which reached London, however, spoke, 'with expecta tion of a German occupation of Brus els Wirl Kaiser Succeed? On the result of this extensive bat- lo rerhii) alread> in with Liege as the pivot, will depend wheth- er the Kaiser succeeds In opening the major operations of his campaign by throwing a million men into French territory via Belgium. At-ten o'clock last night the Liege forts were report- ed as still holding out. While Lieae likely will bs the. pivot about which the battle will revolve, it is confusing to hear reports from vari- ous points in Belgium that the Ger- man attacking forces there appear to he discouraged, and are withdrawing to the eastward. From a military- viewpoint this is in marked contrast to the opening of the Germans are at a disadvantage in Belgium a ho tile country, where bridges are burned roads are torn up and every effort Is being made to imbarra s them, is evident It al o is fact that the heavily wooded Ar dennes country minimizes to a certain extent_the French artillery, which so often has been a prime factor in battle. na, and'Is now at Copenhagen. ADMIRAL SIR GEO. CAL1AGHAN Who is in charge of the First Bat- tle Squadron of tho British Navy which left under pealed orders before war was declared on Germany. Tho fleet is thought to bs in tho North Sea working in combination with the other squadrons which have since loft fingland. Then, Germany had half a million men in French territory -.vithin two weeks after the declaration of war. That the Liege forts have proved an en- tirely unanticipated stumbling block to the smoothness of the German cam- paign is now very evident. The indica- tions are that the determined attack on the forts will continue even more vigorously when the bulk ot the Ger- man forces in Belgium Is ready for the main offensive blows, And in this connection, there is perhaps some truth in the statements emanating I from Berlin that the heavy siege ar- which the Germans may not yet have brought into action will make the resistance of the forts another ques- tion. The Kaiser's Plan Meanwhile, the German strategy ap- pears to be to penetrate into Belgium -en masse, trusting to silencing the dangerous Liege forts before the ne- cessity arise of bringing up supplies, heavy arti'ilery, wagons, etc., which otherwise will find transportation ex- tremely difficult, if not impossible, along.the route. The best and safest course would, perhaps, be to 'wait until Liege is retluced before entering B.el- gium on a largo scale. But time is now the all-important factor: Germany cannot afford to wait. Consequently the bulk of the Kaiser's invading army, made up of twenty infantry corps and eight divisions of cavalry, number approximately men, already Is moving through the Ardennes. .Large masses of German'troops al- ready nre.being officially reported be- tween Liege and Luxemburg. Earlier authentic reports received here state that Germans in force are advancing through Belgium at Herstal, along the Meuae, and other largo masses of Ger- man troops are concentrated near Thjmmvllle, indicating possibly that they have contemplated a great flank- Ing "movement. The fact that the Ger- mans are busily engaged in digging tranches indicates the thoroughness of their advance precautions, for thoy will now havo a 'line to fall back on li; case of necessity. It must 'not ho Imagined that tho Kaiser's war staff is acting -blindly at the present critical Juncture. That jolnnteers coir mencod drilling lor active service to HOSPITAL SHIP TAG DAY AT RAYMOND Raymond, Alja, Aug Saturday will be tag day In Rajmond in aid ot the Canad iiui hospital ship and the Red Cross. The movement here is 4 in charge' of the Women'a lutl- lute. Makes the days Outinfe- A PLEASURE Truly a dainty bite. With a velvety smooth- ness and a wholesomeness distinctly its own Dilieklful Hli ef alld daalati. COWAN'S MAPLE BUDS FORCE" pancakes and maple syrup Here's a flavorsome dainty that just nfelts in your mouth. The nut-like flakes of "FORCE" make a pancake before -which the ordinary yrheat and buckwheat flours shrink into insignificance. Besides, "FORCE" is nourishing enough in itself to make a meal of and leave you TOASTED WHEAT FLAKES best way to make the pancakes: eat the ejfga untillight, e an enour, ag powder and mixed and eitteil together. Add enough sweet milk to make: a batter cake. Beat until all Ere well blended and then bake on a hot griddle. Serve with butter or maple syrup.