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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETH BRIDGE DA1LV HKHALh mURSDAY. FEBRUARY 21,191S bttoje Derate DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers (THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT-ING COMPANY, LIMITED 123 6th Street South, Lethbridge W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Busings Manager Business iiditorial TELEPHONES Offioe ......... Office ......... 1253 1224 Subscription Ratsa: delivered, per week......10 delivered per s:ear ... - .$5.00 by mail, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mail,-.per year.....$1.50 .Weekly, by mail per year to U.S..$2.00 Dally, Daily, Daily, Dates of expiry of subscriptions ftp-t�ar daily on address label. Acceptance of papers i.fie. expiration date is our authority to centlnuo the subscription. Growers' association to lead. This as-sociation markets annuaMy many dims tho Amount of wool marketed by any other association. Whether or not Canada adopts the standard methods therefore depends on Southern Alberta. THE PROGRESS OF'THE WAR Germany is continuing her invasion of Russia, and will: likely continue' to do so until she is in a position to pra'c-tically take control art he country and enforce the German 'terms of peace themselves. The tension on the western front grows daily and the expected-- battle may commence at any time no-**-. Bot^ the allies and Germany have a greater preponderance of men on tbe western front than at any time previous. IS RETURN.OF VODKA, TO BLAME IN RUSSIA? - A Russian correspondent of Ufo Loudon Observer ascribes the'^hanged BLAMES ACTIVITIES OF LONDON JOURNALISTS The political turmoil in Britain it seems, could have been avoided had Lloyd George taken the people into his confidence at once. Instead ho allowed the kettle to boil until the government came dangerously near being scalded. It would appear that bis explanation in die House of Commons is generally satisfactory. Asquith says bo and he is the opposition critic who Is ever ready to pierce the weaknesses of the government. Discussing tho situation before Lloyd George made his speech and before Sir William Robertson resfgned Charles H. Grasty. one of the editors of the New York Times, whe is now in France, says it is a mistake for Lloyd George to officially recognize with government positions newspaper publishers like Lord Xorthcliffe and Lord Beaverbrook. In order to be valuable these men must preserve their integrity and independence as editors, for their activo political association destroys their journalistic usefulness and leads -to such exhibitions as tho country is now being treated to. Grusty maintains that there is hot the slightest stabstance in the charge of pernicious political interference with the military. Unfortunately, however, tho effort to secure the nearest possible approach to unity of control so that the allied resources may be used effectively against an enemy thoroughly organized and unified has been susceptible of distortion. It is na-, tural in war time for people to make 0 PA SS/JVG fa* BUSY MAN Medicine Hat Is increasing dog licenses to $3 male, and ?G female. f Five 'thousand men voTuntoerod for shipyard work in one day in New-York City. The sixteen cantonments built for the U. S. national army cost $143,000.-000 toconstruct. The output of oil in Pennsylvania is now about the same as in 1876, a little more than 8,000,000 barrels. x Sam. Gompers is seeking an eight-hour day and fixed wage scale for shipbuilders in government plants. A war-gas-niRking plant costing $37,000,000 is being built at Edge-wood, N. J. William Tordiff was arrested at En-nlskillen, Ont., following fires in three vacant houses owned by him. Edward McCausland, an old respected citizen of Aylmer, was struck and killed by a Grand Trunk passenger train. Chatham. Out., theatres and the collegiate Misti'tute have been ordered closed; tof two weeks as a precaution against smallpox. Prisoners captured by U. S. forces in France are to be J>rought across the Atlantic*and imprisoned on Ellis Island. Hve of the ten Socialists in New York .legislatiVa^jMTnbly posed a vote of gratJtud State's soldiers overseas. !e to the op- the i heroes of military leaders, and the morale of the Russian masses to drink.;l &t p0pUj^ity of Haig and Robert- The one salutary legacy of the old regime was compulsory temperance. The revolution of last March jealously Kp, niQiiey. will be; spent for rWr and harbor improvement jects in the States during the war, cept such as, the, war demanUs. new, pro-* som in Britain has been availed of by -fhe anti-George conspirators. Self-constituted champions have All portions of the Ford plant at Detroit not^already working on war Benj. Kent, president of Kent's Limited, Toronto, Is dead. Bids havo been called for a dally air mail service between New York and Washington. Every student at Columbia College, New York, will be required to undergo military training next year. Over one hundred thousand laborers are to be imported into the U. S. from Porto Hico and the Virgin Isles. Claude C. Thomas of Florence, N. J., a deserter, was sentenced to 15 years' hard labor by a court martial. James Stevenson, of Norwich, Ont., was killed by a fall from the branch of a tree. The recent Dominion election cost nearly three -million dollars or more than double an ordinary election. Charles S. Baxter, 60 years old, proprietor of the Baxter Hardware company, Windsor, is dead in Los Angeles, Cal. -* J. II. Swan, an Oklahoma man has bought the Ausley mine and property adjoining at Medfcine Hat-for $150,- 000. v ' - If" � The Vancouver Sun publishes a rumor that.Horr. \VJ.J. Bowser, former premier, nTay~*be*" appointed Lieutenant-Governor of B.C. Seimtor;LafoUette is .'Suing the Madison Club,'of Madison, Wis:, which expelled him on account Of his war attitude. /Joseph "W. Redmond1,.^ice-president of the McLean Piano ^Company, Winnipeg, died suddenly. ": Death was due to varico&e v^eus. Circuses and other traveling shows will be allowed to travel through the NO TIME RESUMING RUSSIA oculated by Trotzky and defend outraged liberties. Germany is fortunate in being the incarnation of tho sentiments .of other order-loving peoples." Vote to Accept Peace Petrograd, Fob. 20,-The decision of the soldiers' and workmeu's delegates to accept the German peace terms was reached by a majority of only one vote after a heated debate lasting throughout Monday night. Great secrecy was observed in regard to the meeting, which was adjourned several times to permit the Bolsheviki and the' Social Revolutionists to hold party caucauses. There1, were divisions In both parties on the subject. TAKES FIVE MONTHS TO RECEIVE EFFECTS id May Be Eight Before ] ceased Soldier's Estate Can Be 4** preserved prohibition, recognizing its) uged thege nail^s t0 create 5U3pic. sobering influences on the people. But J Ion ^ distrasfc Qt the civil govern-as anarchy spread'secret vodka distil* � �� leries were established"in nearly,every Russian- village. The- Bolsheviki contracts will be turned forthwith to \ States unhindered, except in c the construction of "Libert*" motors.' abolished .prohibition..; .Vodka distilleries sprang up everywhere. Wine vaults and cellars became the prey of the unruly mob, and there cannot be any doubt that excessive drinking with the resultant moral and social de-moralisation, has played a .considerable u m i part in bringing- about the present state of anarchy in Russia. The disorders, defection, rioting, murder, wholesale, murder, invariably1 took place amidst or closely following orgies of drunkenness. THE ATTITUDE OF THE DISTRICT MINERS The district miners showed good sense, and good, judgment in their ac-* tlon in the Drumheller trouble. The district executive must control the actions, of the miners in District 18 if the union element fs to hex re-spected and valued by the community at large. When miners take matters in theft**own hands and cause trouble Without the consent of the authorities of the JMstrict, they are doing'the cause of .organized labor real harm. t j Agreements should be observed; and the regularly created executive of the district should be respected. % 'The attitude taken by the convention proves that cool heads still dominate in labor circles. It is the inclina-tion of some people to always criticize the unions when there are strikes. 'Sometimes the unions may be wrong but !t; Would" be well if we were to always weigh the evidence on both sides before coming to a conclusion. The employers are of lifetimes to blame. Anyway the Fernie convention is proof t^at the miners are not firebrands or unreasonable men. ment, and the latter's exercise of its proper functions and paramount authority has been made to appear as scheming against the army heads. Agents were sent to far is to pic� flaws in the work of the Versailles Council, and their mischief-making reports have been used for the utter misconstruction, in Parliament and a portion of the press, of the work done and the conclusions arrived at by that body. It is pointed out by Mr. Grasty that fcthese attempts would have no standing but for the unwisdom of the premier himself in officially associating journalistic supporters, first North-cliffe and recently Beaverbrook, with his government. In. Britain official activities - are directed and controlled by public opinion, which in turn draws its information and inspiration from the press. ^d>. 'Grasty thinks it3 newspaper equilibrium could be re-established by the leturn to Fleet Street ft the editors officiary identified with the government. The confusion which has been prevailing would disappear, and conditions would return to normal. gested jjransponation districts. Dr. S. W. AxtelJ, one of the bestj The Executive Committee of known chiropractors in the west, died j National Democratic Committee in Florida. He had practiced in Win-' nipeg for about 15 years. A problem for OUR WOOL GROWERS t - - - There are many practical lessons which the sheepmen of Southern Alberta might draw from the lectures of the international expert, W. T. Rlteh, here last week. But there is one in particular which should not be over- r a looked, and that is- that, if Canada's wool is to figure in the international w^ool market, new methods of grading and handling wrill have to be inaugurated. The sheepmen of Canada have just formed a national association for tie co-operative handling ot their �wool clip. This is very well as far as it foes, but in order to sell the wool to tke best advantage that company abould see to it that the internationally accepted-methods of packing and classing are put into force here. The old Boston methods are obsolete, and the aheepmen of the four big wool growing states.across the border, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Utah, are-deyart-ing from tho Boston grading system and accepting the Australian classing system which has come to be recognized as the world standard, and is uned L by.the wool growers of South Africa and South America as well as by those of New Zealand and - Australia. If Canada's wool and sheep industry is to grow and prosper the world's standards nfustbe used. In initiating the new system It remains tor the South Alberta Wool R. B. Morden, of Lethbridge, i3 the new Grand Patriarch of the Oddfel- F L lows* Grand Encampment for Alberta. We don't know anything about him as r aa Oddfellow, but as a citizen he is ian of excellent qualities. The Oddfellows made a good choice. - The Port Hope Guide says the food controller "would earn everlasting thanks by ordering the slaughter ot the great majority of the dogs and cats In this country." The Orillia Packet wants to know what about the rats and Ice is shortly to be listed among the necessities of.life across the border, and municipalities will be empowered to store sufficient to supply citizens. A cib!e announces that Colouoi Hon. P. E. Blondin, who latterly has been on the Brklsh statf.at Rouen, has been sent to the Italian front on a special missiou. ' Brig. General R. A. Helmer of the Canadian general staff at Ottawa, is at American Lake, Wash., where he will pay his respects to the commanding officer at Cnmp Lewis. * - According to the Petrograd newspapers the Bolsheviki. government's action in simplifying dnfrrce proceed-^ ings has resulted in 38,000 applications being made for divorce in the capital alone. Rev. Dr. Robert Campbell, after having been president of the Montreal prisoners aid association for five years, resigned and Rev. Dr. E. I. Hart wai elected his successor. the at Washington has endorsed the Federal amendment for woman suffrage. The Dominion government will build a nine storey e*flce building on O'Connor street, Ottawa, to overcome the demand for government offices. Ottawa, Feb., 20. -:. Dealing with tne system by which' personal"-effects of deceased Canadian soldiers are returned to Canada',1 a militia department memorandum says that theso personal articles, are coll6cted bjy the unit' in which the men served* and fbrwarded as1'1 quickljK'as possible to\ the authorities In 'England. When received in England they are-checked'and sent to Canada as sopu as transport � is available. Jn Can: ada they are forwarded by express to the next of kin. but five Usually elapses between tk$ the soldier's death and the of hh*s>ersonal effects. - The memorandum goes on to state that experience goes to show thatj the overseas authorities cannot take any action towards finally disposing of an estate until some months after an officer or man is officially reported to have died. Sufficient time must be allowed for the audit of the account and its transfer to months time of receipt ] Tho Allen Line will discontinue its [-Canada, where it is checked! and dis-Boston-Glasgow service on May 1st, tributed. Consequently the distribution of an estate should not be expected before^ eight months after the soldier's death. Before the offi-! after a quarter of a century's operation, according to sr'despatch from t{ie Massachusetts port. cial certificate of death can be is-' sued by militia * headquarters here, it is necessary to receive from the overseas authority in writing a confirmation pf the casualty report. This sometimes takes three months. ^ Toronto's mayor Vants to tax titles. Mayor Bardie hasn't much to cheer him in a proposal of that kind. About the only titles running around in this city are our Senator, our D.C.L., Judge, Sheriff, and of course the Mayor him-self. As for Knights and Barons, we haven't any and don't want any. � In order to raise revenue France is increasing the tax on marriage licenses. Provincial Treasurer Mitchell 0 might try a plan of that kind in Alberta. Let Cupid share in bearing tho war burdens. Now don't let all tho would-be grooms approve^ of this proposal at the same moment. In the amendments to the Public Schools Act just passed by the Manitoba Legislature there is ono which deserves more than passing notice, namely, the giving to'marriod women In rural school districts the right- to vote for, or bo elected as, trus-tees. \ i Members of Parliament who are ad- > vocating an increase in the sessional Indemnity might very well remember that thousand:-; of other Canadans are ^ serving their country overseas at one dollar and ten cents a day �and toeing the probable, loss of life or* limb at the same time. This is no time to talk of increases in the sessional indemnity. A few minutes after the return ot his son, seriously wounded from overseas, Samuel Wright, aged 58 years, of West Oxford, Ont., died. The son did not know that his father was ill and although Mr. Wright recognized his son, Pte. Murray Wright, he was too ill to speak to him. - He was unaware that the boy was coming home. > Writing from France to President Wilson on behalf of the League tor the Rights of Man. Ferdinand Buis-son, a Radical Socialist deputy, asks that the president take the initiative for the immediate organization of the nucleus of a society of nations. M. Buisson urges the president to take up this subject with England, France and other entente nations. A terrific thunderstorm visited parts of Quebec Tuesday night. Lightning struck the parish churches of St. Marie De Beauce and St. Agnes and both were set on fire and badly damaged. A warm rain fell in the early morning and this was succeeded by a hurricane and sleet storm which frequently interrupted, telegraph communication with the maritime provinces. David Tittlebaum, manager of a business in Strathroy, who came to this country from Russia about four years ago, says: *'It is absurd to think that Germany will receive food from Russia." He received a letter just a few days ago from a friend in Russia which stated that bread co3t two and a half roubles, equivalent to $1.25, and that a lady paid sixty roubles for a pair of shoes for herself and a pair for her child. Six varieties of wheat were grown on the government experimental farm at Vermillion, Peace River, last year, with the following results: Prelude, 49 bushels per acre; Marquis, 69 bushels per acre; Bishop 66 bushels per acre; Stanley, 6'.i busjiels per acre, and red fyfe, bushel's per acre. The varieties are here given in the order in which* they ripened aitd were har-Vfctd. Prelude was cut on Aug. 3 3, red fyfe on Aug. 2ft, and the other varieties between those dates. New taxation sanctioned by the Quebec legislature will enable tfte city of Montreal to raise an extra $4,500,( 000 j^r annum. The total revenue to be raised will be $Uj,000*,bi�s wer. r much more appreciative feme of wlm the union, as now orgenlaed $ed working, really meant to them aa mlaers ano>members of what Is, bayeed-tfbiibt, the most influential and nusMreoe labor organization on tbe Coaflaeat. At the conclusion of his aieeefc, D. Qees took the floor and W*s Ittlfefeek" ing when the time for adjournment ar- jivod. No votes upon ear deeislv* matters were taken, and there |re t*o more officers reportaJtA^a diiqusse*1 before other business wlf be reached* The Canadians first introduced chewing gum into the trenches and now there's scarcely � soldier on the west front who doesn't consider a good gum like Adams Black Jack a neces- sity A stick a day keeps nerves away. Bvery time you buy it for yourself, buy it for  soldier. V X ai A ' ^ -.r ADE CANADA A * i 1  .1 P ure ewin SAVING HOW? L I Mail a cheque for the amount you wish to save to the Treasury of the Province of Alberta. You need not add exchange, You will receive upon yoiir Savings 5% per annum, copfOHgdeg half-yearly.' You may withdraw your funds at any time. "Y � You will not lose one day's interest-no matter wheYjou remit or withdraw. ..... .... i i When you wish to withdraw simply return Savings {Jertlttcates for the desired amount . No notice is required. By return mail you will receive 8avfngs CertJfieatas, which, backed by the full Assets of the Province of Alberts, afford you absolute security. , ' For further particulars, wri^e or apply' to, ;� W. V. NEVVSO^,. Deputy Provincial Treasurer. Edmonton. Alberta. / Department Q. THE CANADIAN BANK OF CO SDt EDMUND WAUCEH C.V.O.. LUD., D.C.L, Pre�deni K V. K JONES, AmiGm'i Mm*. ERCE SIR JOHN AIRD. Csvftml Msnaaar V. C. BROWN, v^Tf.rw,*fr CawtalPaidUp.$I5,000,000TReserveFund. $l),S#O,000 SAFETY FOR SAVINGS Few people are sufficiently alive to the need of carefully selecting a depository for their savings. This BanJcfJrQ-vides a safe place for you. Ili%f Lethbridge Branch-, R. T. Brymfier, Mm a 68 ;