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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 12, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta . ^T^H^B LETRBRt ;iLetbbri&ge, Hlbecta ......(SUBSCRIPTION RATES ,.i3^i,fi�!ly, dellyerea. per year...**.0p if;.''- l)*Uy, by mall, per year...... S.oO 5Hr�eicl]C. by maU, per year.... 1.00 wlU''d4>,1f,>,{uid In doing it'be nvUI })e Ganadi an'd ;*6U tor htaselt. 5" Let. tlitf newspapers carry tWs st&bdiag advertisement In their pa^^ para; ./JSave your (breeding stock, the. xvorid-will want meat sad dairj' pro-duote." > ... tELEPHONES BttWJiesB Office............... 1263 .Editodal Offloe.............. "2* W. A, BUoTianan � John Torrance Matfaglag Director Buslneas Manager ThE WAR SITUATION TODAY Clieclc and pounteroheck, capture and-recapture ol trenclies, villages ; and.towns mark the recent urogress � of the war. The taking, retaking Ijy the'enemy, and the final recovery of the town of Steinbaoh In Upper 'AX-eaca by the Allies is the latest instance of the see-saw movement. This has its counterpart on the left of the Allies' line with Lille reported to he evacuated by the enemy, and to be in the occupation of the AUles. Except In the C^aucasua, the Carpa thians" and along the frontier of Bast Prussia trench fighting prevails. In keeping with the season the opposing forces have made their -winter quarters by burrowing in the earth. These �quarters are being continually exchanged, and at times made untenable by the working ofrSUbterranean mines. Wke a huge game of chess the cam-jpaignin Western ElUrope ia proceed-^Ing, with neither site checkmated, and the campaign -Is likely to be drawn out with zig-zag advances and retire-uente tmtil climatic condltlonE improve. Meanwhile further developments may occur to change the present trend of affairs in action which Italy and Roumania may at any hour enter upon. SPLENDID ADVICE TO REFORM- C. Ci James, of the' Dominion Department of Agriculture, says the key to Immediate increase in, cereals is good' cultivation and the sowing of tlie best seed. The economical use of laibor'is as important in farming as in ; any other industry; Tenmllllon acres producing 20'bu^el8 of wheat to the i;acre is better than twelve million 'acres'producing IS bushels. Our .plans should'now loot to the higher produc-: tiou''per acre rather than to the iS;. creasing of, acreage. It will produce :more,;;wheat; and^ letter wheat and vthe wh�ats4irill!be pcodaced.more econ-j'Omica^y. This implies education and m Saskatoon has a jester even, though times are BO hard there that everybody is serious- minded. Below will bo found a paragraph from the. Saskatoon Phoenix about that citj-'s street railway. Evidently they are thinking atiout disposing of their street railway to a private company, provided a private company with en-x�ugh money can bc found. Humors' have said that the Saskatoon street railway had ceased running; whether this is the case cannot be established by'the item we quote. The information to be furnished from Lethbridge will likely awaken the Saskatoon people to the fact that this city is better oft with Its street railway than Saskatoon. Wo are not running ours out to divisions miles from the heart of the city. The item we refer to is as follows; "Yesterday a meeting of a very private nature was held in an office occupied by a man who was referred to by "The Phoenix' informant as a member of the 'idle rich' in connection with the proposal which is being brought -before tlie council on Monday to sell the street railway company to a private corporation. "Who were present at the meeting is a mystery upon which The Phoenix can cast no light beyond the fact that it IS alleged-they were all 'idle rich,' according -to the Information of one who attended the meeting. 'The proposal to sell the street railway company met with disfavor and after some discussion it was decided to TsTite to some of the Lethbridge plutocrats who are enjoying an enforced hoUday, for a copy of the Alberta Afct relating to street railways, and such other information as the Alberta inlUIonaires could gather up during the intervals of eating, sleeping and totting up their bank balances. The meeting then broke up with cheers." MRS. WILUIUS' LONG sieioiiss YieMs To L]^rE.>SdE. bam'* Vs^taUi Compound. inkbBrt,.Ina^ :-"l/mSM�d.ipr fM^ teen yean from orguie Inflaaioiatioii, p�$n iad l(Ac�dui-ties. TIm ia BWfii] bMurii4( down prttsied ;in, sptrita �nd.tiecMiie.ihta and pkleiwith diU,hMTy eyes. IlukJBixdoe- The Calgary Albertan intimates that the Conservatives are raising an awful fuss because Pat Burns, a liberal, has been appointed remount commissioner lor Western CanadaT Surely Canada ought to -be loyal enougii to forbid politics and patronage creeping into the organization of its contingents to fightthe-battleB-of freedom and liberty. Why not- go farther and make' it necessary that every recruit should %e Conservative? For goodness sake; keep' jatronage out of military. affairs at any rate. The evil has eaten into the body jjolitic far enough already. instriSBtion. AVlth wheat now. seUing at w^ over a dollar a bushel -the farmers will -be prepared to try tp in-crease their output if they can be shown that there is likely to V& a continued world's demand ior wheat Having convinced them that y wheat and more wheat will be requlrodi there ,BhOuid ."be no let-in> to advising add urging them to ciUtivate well and use 'only the best sgted. In tMs the press of Canada can be of great help. There is some danger of fanners hull preparing ' more acres than they shonl4 handle andVjf overlooking the importance of using only the best seed, oats; wheat and barley..If every paper -with rural circulation would for the Be:^t tljree. months place a statement like this in its columns In heavy type 1 - "Sow only the .Best wheat oats and' barley,',' it would be a great contribn-,tion to' the campaign for greater pro-" -.:duction. And, further, it would be 'a [j^ii!. good ijivefltmeut for the paper. Twenty bushels instead of fifteen JjushelB Is: good for the press as well as the tarmer.. ,And now comes the most Important Item-live stock and dairying. We had "ireaohed in 1913,a point where the cost '  of-prodiictiourOf wheat had met it not - Burpassed, its market value, and mix-, ed tarming; was forcing itself upon .^V^estem. Canada as a necessity for ex-, istencet; Now au unexpected war has swung the market price up thirty, ' forty, fifty oents, and there is the danger that mixed farming may receive a set-back. Why produce ba^ and mutton and butter when whe^t ; will hring over a dollar a bushel? The ! ;'fitot Is that 'b^i'ause of the war, mixed iiiffarming;.is more: Important than ever. ^jThe dedtruptioa qt live stock by the r;i::war--e 'Teapaier,' : / . Edward Jeniier, formerly a chauffeur with Goldie, & McCulloch, Gait, and at one time with the Toronto Hydro-Electric System, has been stricken in the trenches with pneumonia. . A big camp is being prepared in northern iYance for the Canadian forces at Salisbury, who may go to France at the .end ol January. It is said they will work on the lines ol communication before going ihtb the trenches. Lady Charles Ross, , wife of Sir Cbarles^oSs, of Quebec, mahulaotur-er of the Ross rifle, is working in France on a hospital -train which she equipped for herself. Lady Ross was in Dunkirk when the German aviators dropped bombs on the town. : C. F. Daly, a former Cblcagoan, has been elected vice-president ol this newly organized New York Central railroad, following the consoiidatioh of the New York Central lines with the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern. Mr. Daly began his career when 13 years old, as a telegraph o?erar tor in Peoria. Constable Angus of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police mortally wounded "Buck" Murphy, well known among southern Saskatchewan co-w-inen, today at Shaimayon, when the latter attempted to escape-after ar-restr on a warrant issued at Assini-boia' containing a charge ol false pretense. The constable tried towing him at 100 yards and the shot went /through his shoulder, indicting a wound that Murphy is nor expected to r.ecover from. Word has been received by Rev. M. A. Lindsay, Presbyterian miaister at Rirkfieidi Ontario, from Simons' Town, South Africa, that the deccca-tion for distinguished service has been given to his brother, Lieut,-Commander of H.M.S. Afrikanderi Australian cruiser in the South Seas. Lieut. Lindsay was far three years manager of the fruit ranch at Diicksj B. 0., owned by Senator Hewitt Bos-tock, leader of the Liberal party in the Upper Chamber. In the Boulogne hospital iB a. yoiuig Canadian hero, R, P. Cohhy, of Fort Osborne, Winnipeg, lortherly of Strathcona's Horse, He was in England, where his relatives live, when the war broke out, and joined the P.oyal Garrison Artillery as a d*^ patch rider. His horse was shot from under him on January 2, near Lille, France. Although badly injured, Cobby crawled along under a hail of hullets, delivered his despatches, and then collapsed. Methodists throughout the Dominion of Canada and in Newfoundland are to make a special eRort to aid the Belgian people who are suffering from 1*e privations of war. The e:� ec-utlv* of the General Conference Special Committee has decided that an appeal will be made in all Methodist churches lot: this purpose on January 31, or, the nearest Sunday to that date'.-which the local congregation should prefer, . when pastors shall bring the matter before their congregations.   '� The'following i^ttaes'were' vdtt ^ b. local poultry exhibitors at thb bi ProTinoial Poultory Sboiy, htel* . at Edmonton last W�