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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta THE I.ETHBRIDGI5 DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER -I UP THE DIGEST 1 so tu relul Uie let' rs tlio jmbteliere have re no right to publish the names o ese rorrlpgndcnts, but ti.o original let to ranks ot the j Cossack Press of this coumrv which tries, altho on your nart In a more gentle way, to arouse prejudice asalnst You are well aware of the .fact that most of the war news readies us ,a London, Paris. Petrograd and oth- er lying factories: the more reason iLlix you should honor the rule: audl- aliir It altera liars. Your paper he- foiw to the greater majority of he papers of this country thai haw been Influenced or bought from that perfidious Albion who has to prove yet that he is a true friend of the Wited States. Cancel my name from your subscription list. We want American papers in America, no Bri- tish sallies or hornests'. nests. Since also The Literary Digest has Become infected by a rather senou? hind of Teutophobia I must, tor the of peace within myself ask you to stoj> the paper. I am by no means a German but I can not he blind to tlie fact that civilization is at staki and Christianity is ill danger if the intrtgue mad Englishmen win in the -present war." 'Youi position Ui regard to tlie pi (sent Luropean War is altogether too onesided, too partial, too Eng- 'and lai from 'being fair to Gor iiijnvi too unjust and limited to de bUie to he called cobinopolitical has been printing all Muds of inti German cartoons ind il appears to me that this w not in ac house that onlj msm iwtes that the Germans ire to blame for the destruction of ancient monu- ments in' the European wai When the Ml lies will begin to bombard then enemj wilt conietti and illustrate that in your paper, you maj send it to me again If an American inper states results it should state tlie causp, if it is out to boost the one sine sell j our paper to that slue "I sincerely pity you, that accord- mis to the judgment of j our Canadian incnds. you are still not enough An Slicized I hope, however, that jou continue to five uk a fair selec tion ol all opinions on both sides and especially that you will noX alwajs cit" a minority.of opinions and at thr ton end la faior of Germany and her ally "YSu claim to be non partisan but vou'are.not from: any point of view In the European War 5011 do not gm Gernianj any reasonable chance ever and tor that reason I (an nol talte The Literary Digest allv lor.Fer' "I have come to tho conclusion that I don't caie for such a miga7inc wlllrh plainlj favors tlio cause of the Allies agamst the Germans May the failure open jour ejes to the rea1 conditions and tacii of the piemen. The Digest, printed n Nm, York, lacks independence o unguulily To use a simile, it nonli seem is If John Bull ere the si hool master and the editors of The Liter arj Digest the scholars Invanably they write "what John Bull dictates without giving due comment" "The American- or New. York news papers" )ou extract 'from are ant! German, and I don't care to read so much foolish stuff." "It seems that you folks are trying to show up only the one side of the European War, and so I desire to ask thdl )ou discontinue sending me your papers promptly I have de laved doing this until my subscription expired I did not wish to influence you in any waj from your own ideas, but what I want is a magazine that gives both sides impartially I might rqciuoto your words in your magazine of a short time ago where jou state 'that if this Is treason why the Germans can make tile, best of 50 If this is treason to desire. to change to another magarine why it might be ivcll for you to make the best of it "Looking through The Literary Di- gest I was amazed, astounded, ed beyond description to aee that your people, on page 840, had printed a carricature of Emperor W llhelm II taken from that dlrtj, anarchistic In clincd papel. ,Vorwarts (New York) comparing" Kaiser Welhelm Ith that blood-thirsty; thieving usurper Nn- "I again ask you to take my name off jour subscribers' list at the end of paid for. You are not giving Germany a square deal in the hour of her. trial I will refuse to accept any further numbers you may AND YET WE ARE ACCUSED IN CANADA OF FAVORING THE "CER- A few Canadian newspapers, with more of a desire to-be reckless than to be right and .truthful, have.. we feel, with malicious intent, published eahunines of the basest description, reflecting upon The Literary Digest. These newspapers have asserted that this well-known weekly has been -subsidized bv German gold" that il has gone "into the sen-ice of. the German ihal it is "under German and that "German bribe money has il an organ for 'the spread of German culture." Then, assuming that Can- adians are so soft-headed that reading The Literary Digest will straightway de- stroy' them mentally, they wan, the Government against its Emission to the Do- minion. The of Tlie Literary Digest unqualifiedly and un- reservedly brand as absolutely false in every detail each and every one of these charges, or any others that have been made or may be made of a similar nature, there is not one scintilla ol truth in them. this means of redrtss. In Ihe meantime Literary Digest 1 Give telhgenl lamilj in Canada DIVIDED AS FOLLOWS 'to Canadian Patriotic Fund of Toronto tempt to exercise paternal guaidianship e e much a relationship, once they all ihe The Kaiser Is Not Paying Our Bills Ottawa Winnipeg Hamilton Quebec Edmonton Vancouver Halifax Montreal St. John One of these journals plumbs _ by "the Kaiseri ruiaum While SUCB a statement scarcely deserves answenng, We shall not overlook it. Why This Advertising Campaign Now? "n> commercial success which we may now enjoy. rea'on'-Tnd wfc paying the bill Cheerfully out ot our own poeket. Why We Have Not Yet Resorted To Legal Process faction oi the Canadian Newspaper Press Association That the editors or publishers of The Literary Digest have ever received directly or indirectly, a German mark, a Britisii Silling, a French franc, or a Russian copeck, or other money of any kind or in any amount lor the purpose of Influencing any- Eg that has been said or left the columns of The Lit- erary Digest. are piesumed to have such a zealous regard. Ringing Words from a Canadian Editor what their prejudices desire. Get The Literary Digest This Week We urge those of the Canadian public, who erary D.gest, to commence reading it Jl ig extcnd to all uterature' ivlicion, amusements. Get .his tele's number at your news-dealer and lean, an mtemnng and helpful publication this will be to you. THE LITERARY DIGEST _ k YORK FUNK WAGNALLS COMPANY (PuWUher. of the Famous NEW Dictionary of the English Language) NEW ;