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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta _______dboc H^ralb 'OAIUY; AND.WEEKLV ' \lU6SCRIPTION RATE! f|l��ny;.deUvBreiX; per yw..... ^MWlr. by mall, per year...... ^^Mkir. by maU. per year..... 14.00 S.00 1.00 1224 TELEPHONE! t'fei'lBwitaeM Office............v.. Editorial Office.............. W. A. Buenanan john Torrance MaBaglne Director Business Manager the woHtaft suffrage bill in"'^asliing-toa. recently. Mr, Bles strock hard that tliiie, and set a lot of women thinking. ' ' ^ � s\' THE WAR SITUATION TODAY � Comparative quiet reigns along the battle ffronts in "Westeni Europe and ah eyes are at present turned to the eastern^ zone of campaign where the Germans are fighting furiously to save their country from bemg invaded by the Rufesian hosts. The light round iWarsaw has taken a secondary place' to what is now goinjf on along the East Prussian frontier and. in Galicia. In Uie former the Russians are more than consolidating the advance re-eahied after their defeat at Tannen-berg by von Hindenherg, and t^e 'driving' back to the Niemen. The Czar's forces are now stretching their 1 northern line southwesterly towards fThom.,nnd Posen, which latter lies in )� straight line east of Berlin, r The southern Russian army is at 'TTamow, about 40 miles east of Cra-icow threatening, with the taking of 'the Austri&n cilty. a march on 'Breslau lend towards BerUn along the Hver loder. Another army^ has Transyl-Tania almost i i its Hands, holding the ' Kirllbaba Pass in the Carpathians.' ; Oermany's Position will soon be pre^ . csrious unless the enemy stems thg i tide of Ufe Russians coming on this i tiiaar^.fh renewed and larger tium- LET'S HAVE A TRUCE It would be ,a sood tbing for .the. Citizens' Committee to deal wltlh 'tte civic estimates. We want them pared to the last possible cent, but atteir they are once passed, we want to bear less of the litiaual, criticism" a/'Cbut t&a-TBie' than.'Di former years.' : Ijet^g; It' 1b> stated .that the, only reason Lethbridge has a higher key-ratc fo> fire insurance than Calgary is that the high pre.othbridge shou ibe able to boast not only t^i Are loss, �but the lowest key?t tlie whole, west. The fire chl> port tells the wholc story. tliV �6^WetfU,^'anaMS'-��S^o#.-tbem-selves the genuine gnhrtote* Ot support which is extended t6 ^extl> We will give, them a hearty re�'ei>tio|�,.*nd a'lvtuslng 8�[nd-otf.^, A$aia tbM^tn� them for their endeavoiri; and ffUblng sicceaa to the sohomtf. i am, att, Yoors respectlully, Speaking recently Sir Edmund TEACHERS flHOULD rORW UNION .Editor Herald r-ta tiew of : the fact that a conaldtintble kmottot ot interest was taken in the t�eebt school board electioh bjr yjettiUn pot-tions or orgaoited lAbot la this clt}", *\ the members ot the Flout & Cereal .^Ulill Kmpioyees'. Union dl8cu��ed the > Action taken by thelmombers o! the  ftoard during the past week, an^ fin^ Nnlly passed the lOlloving jcesblution a unanimous vote:. tThat t*ss meeting of the Flour and eal Mill Employees' Union Local 39, place on record Its disposal of imjustiflablc action, takot by the ker said in review of condlUons V ^hbridire school toard.in! reducing Canada: "The speaker has recently seen the returns of four large lenders by mortgage, the total principal of whose; loans amounts to $60,000,000. On these loans interest has (been paid in the east with only a very trifling percentage of arrears, whil^ in- the west about 92 to 94 per cent, of all interest has been paid on time or within three months thereafter.' One company, owning aibout fifteen millions of dollars in Canadian municipal bonds had at the end of the year only three town and three school sectionjs, aggregating (4,500 of principal in default and this temporary default has_takein, place since August and has no real significance." There ;,ifl no better teet of a country's condition than the promptitude with whicii Jt pays the latest on its Ind^tedneea, and Sir Bdmund's statement ot war-time conditions is very cheering. ^ People's Forum AN OPEN - LETTER . STREET CAR RE EXTENSION . Bditor,;aernld:-I trust that yon -will perinltine to occupy a small space of ybar,irvalwblB pap^^ by Inserting the following:; in Saturday's issue of the Iiethbridgei�erald I ^note with pleas-uris Waa Btsiem credited to F. W. ___ .. . Itowner; ana tbe Board of Trade. On ba-re a truce in. baseless crlUcismun-hbehalt of the residents of Hardievllle, iW&ight siy that we heartily endorse jieir^BebtJtoentS and investigations, :^dr!iwiifleWoising that they will continue to peruse their investigations, MeA*t&'-;ttig.'?uM^ '^l^llSSieaJrtMlanpport tcfwmrd,^ ..........----................ :'i!Bie following: facts may be'of use BfeYERS'ASSlD itAISER-BOTH .to them". r50d-July-20. 1914,-'a'pnbUc BEYERS AND KAisbR BOTH --^efettnfe T^-Ofi^held in Hardievllle Hall, * / .WRONG ^^^^ following resolution was [%^\ fealt.Apbn the commission- r-Vtil.after the war. What we need now *"'T!lsto-liVe tpgejierin harmony, everj;-.ri^body puUing so that Jt may be Kid l^'Vof LeOibridge'-'rbnsiness..as usual.'" 1 ' j-\ the South African rebel, wtforecent^: h;', met a tragic 4e^tb- -' The autiior of thej Yjt' article was a'man iwho ^was intimately. \^ acquainted ^kii' JBeyeiy,' and ho teUs  isof the attendance of;tie South African General at the'-Gennan. mtmoeuvres .Jn 1912. On the 'occasion of this visit I Beyers had a. l|)ng;inlerriew yiitb. the Kniser', and among-other statements (If made by the Kaiser at'that time was "' the following In f reply to a' remark of Isj Beyers about' the "close" "formation i'''^ adopted by the German lines and a wi prediction he "had inade * that- .ihey would lose Veivily in war,by; adopting' . such tactics. His Majesty ^'replieiy :iBaId Beyers, according-to thefwriter in the London Daily Mail, "iii G^-f many we calculate on losing one m^: ionce only."' This-remark is truly a. Ciikey to much that has occurred in this . salaries of school teachers, and that inasmuch as the future'welfare of this empire depends*-chiefly upo(B the education which our chilares receive, we deem it advisable that t)te trustees withdraw the resolution passed by 'a. majoiity of one at their last meeting. Furtliermore, we are of the opinion that the lower the said salaries would be false economy, as it would have a tradeocy to lower the emciency of all teachers. A copy of the above resolution �will be Iot*arded" to 'all the trustees simultaneously, . . While I am writing you I would like to put a few words in the letter lot the teachers themselves to think about, and ask them to bear in m^ind the words Longfellow : In the world's broad field ot battle, In the bivouac of life, Be not like dum, driven cattle ! Be a hero in the strife I It is my firm belief that it the teachers in the schools of Alberta were to organize themselves into "UnioQ" they would be able to show-such men as Messrs. Wallace^ Higin-botbam and MaKillc(p that it tvould be necessary tor.rthem to ponder a little hefore taking su(A a mean and cont^ptible,action.as they have done with re^rd �to -thia matter.-It the labor unions ot the world did nothing-else than uali'aittention to the misery that abounds, their eiistence weald be justifiable; but they have done more ;-they have not only called attention to the eltects, they have shown the causes. TtMy have done more still, they bave produced remedies upon the merits and demerits ot whicb professors'; editors and ministers now' discuss and advocate. Labor unions have produced thinkers and educators frota out their own ranks, and.i\ave;drawn students and teachers�iBdm-'tlm' wealthy and pro-fessioiral^iiuid r^hile doing this they have- improved" the- condition ot thousands !tamfliesf-/by securing higher wag^ shorlcB" hours, greater independence 4ndl happier- bomesv. SO'th frotfl- ant iiidiviJ ;'�; �'VV;. Hfe* 1r#otei m � imter of introdjl^ tloni;toHE.;e.iMijoK^nzre. of, the. flrm|j of MaolKe^tie . iTmnsie, barrlsteM Dominion Uoek^iwliom:! learned lat-'i er one; of the 'Conservative, pats; ronaffe oomtniUee. : l^e following; dayf. t called tit MfcoKeule'e officei. fie took^elnttflUa t>HVate office, tod-t handed him the IMtir of introduction;. He read the letter, ifihd then told u� that.^ eoneldering that l was an ex-aoldier, and hM seen active se^ vice/and waa the possessor of the Benin EJxpeditioii medal and five bkri. He said thfct "im Old soldier is not considered in Canada," which I took as the grosaeet insult that could poe-Bibly be handed out to me in any part of the British Smplre. I saw the Major and told him the convenatloo which I had had with MacKensle:' He eald that he would see!' MacKenzle and take the matter up with bim. I have Ijeen informed since that the contract for the supply: ot bread tor the,battery has gone to Mr: Scott of the City Bakery, .who has always been a faithful Tory, but who at no time ever shoulder^ a musket In defence of the Bmpire, or ever wore a medal, W; H. PBE!B!LBS. It is rumored that-BrlUsh Columbia may pass legislation.to close all bars during the war at 6 p.m>. PICKED OP IN * iTASSINO toi '- THB ivit MAN .....liati R&)i*m, an estate valued atv$886,0p^.,,'-.: �.� The Wlnntpag atook Bcohattie ma; ^Open: aV.an-*arty ^ rfctejNf';^ s,�herlate, Jas. Blekueil, .K.C.. of To-ronid,aeftaa.eetata Valiied at |400,000,> The public sbhOol at VIkingi Alta., was destroyed by fire. The They clr Ttioimi Bceehini. SJ. He(en�, IfOUuWnJBmfiutt.. . Sola 6v�rrwhclre lo C�n�d� �nd U. S, Amenoai In bo�ei. ,Th^ Quebec Xe'glBlature adopted un-ahlmpvisly a "resdlutlon asking Ontario to give fair pl'ay and equal rights to the French minority in the matter of Orders for more than. 1,500,000 tiachipg French in their schools. pounds of American poultry have been placed' rebetatly by British Interests.' Medical Health Officer Dr. Hastings r^orts Toronto's death rate to be lower than that of any other city of Its site on the continent. Domestic science and agriculture hereafter will form part of the cur rtculum of the public'8oho6lB of Saskatchewan, The Ontario Legislature -will meet on February 16. Dr, David Jameson, M;P,P, for South Grey, will be chosen speaker..' ,i George F. Stevenson, managing director lOf the Cranbrook Jobbing Co., is mentioned as a possible Conserva-tlbe candidate for the'Federal House in ISwt Kootenay. > , ' ; Sir William Meredith,. chief Justice of Ontario, has iisned an order per mittlng lawyers connected with the Overseas, Bxpeditionar^ forcesr to appear in court eases ^In uniform. . Lieut AJigelus McAloster of the Royal';Knglneer�, one of Vancouver's best, kpown,'�olferA,,was wounded at the front on December 18, and had his right arm ampxitatdd two days later. An order-in-c6uncil bas been passed Which will in future allow entry for a homestead'to be made by a woman on behalf of her husband wheq. authorized in accordance;'with existing regulations, �' �� .1 � The estate of iiord Strathcona, former. Canadian High Commissioner in England, .today paid to the state of Wisconsin a cheque for |104,000. representing' Inheritance tax on Wisconsin railroad stock,' Dr, Frederick William Manning of Windsor,.a former alderman there and officer of the 21st Essex Fusiliers, -was married In Detroit to Miss Florence Pfelffer, daughter of a millionaire 'brewer, who 'died � about four years ^go. Dr. Manning is a son of Rev, Dr. Manning of Stratford. .The American comic opera actress, Edna Wallace Hopper, former wife of De Wolf Hopper, and present wife of A. O. Brown, who has been serving in a British automobile ambulance corps, iliai.beon appointed a member ot the Ainerlcon delegation' to visit Germany, and inquire into the treatment of French and British prisoners. Tt ia understood that the resignation of Rev. R. E. Knowlos, the author-preacher ot Konx church, Gait, will be submitted to the meeting of the Guelph Presbytery. Mr. Knowles' health is stated to be comiAetely wrecked, and at present he is resting in a Toronto sanitarium with little prospect of a complete recovery. Claude Ltfwther, British M.P., has been appointed consulting officer to the representative of the Canadian government in Great Britain, in connection -with the Canadian force. He has- also been appointed as honorary colonel in Canada. Other honorary colonels to be gazetted In Canada are Sir Max Aitkin, prominent financier, and Rev. Dr. Herridge, moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly. war. and it is inevitable that Germany �wiU lose one man once too often. This writer says ot Beyers that it i.|was' a political faction which largely s:-brought him into the rebellion. He !v;was an. educated man, a man who had Vseen the world, and whosa^ vlewa 'S;were not limited, like Do Wet's, (n.j travelled. ' -Whlcl ,'ll^tlleBti,>BiiLi thoJKaiser may .as wel} ^'-Jf give up the ghost. �t^-^jV;' MedlcaJ- H�il'tK^'i)fBcer, com-y:Jm4ntlag oni.tttf.Jfaot that there were 39S birthslijl-the city in, 1914 as aga^t^l'for ip^3 says; ' "This is a p^vejry gTattfying: "inOTeasa", The Senator evidently' is a slde-klck of tlie ^,j^errible Teddy. li'i';'!-have no. doubt that If woman-ejded-the cleaver at the meat stall 'gy;e'-would .have cleaner beefsteak, itiiwjiojwants to court the ; butchor? " " � '?^y :T^men:>rould make good eA-Of >L6thhridge, and strongly urge thS'extensIon of the street-car service out to Hardievllle; at the same time guaranteeing our loyal support." isThe deputation was duly appointed lind received,'by the Commissioners, who were banded the above resolution; hut,'.as-in the-case of the Board of Tirade, cold water was thrown on it, and some startling figures were presented to-us, which at that time v^ere'really genuine, but as conditions andiitinjesJ'have changedi and the unemployment 'question has- become more Vioute, I. am strongly. of .^opinion that something ought to be done to-i^ir^s'extending the car service, and BwWg this vevr field, thereby reduc-inp the .amount of imemployment r ; The following reasons why we bbould- have the street car service were placed before the Commissioners,; and' I now place them before the Board of Trade, and I hope they will msethem-.to the best of their ability: L The ; number of residents being between and 800 fully; warrants the proposed extension. , 2. Many- .housewives with small children-seldom or ever go to the city, as it is .diffioult to walk the distance, 3. Ovrlng to the above fact a tre mendous amount of mail order business is done, thei-eby taking cash to other cities,' which would otherwise bo spent'ln Lethbrldge. -1. -Many men at the mine go to and from work when the train is not run nlng, and tbege would use the cars. 5. It is an agreeable fact that the Blue line has shov/n the smallest deficit, and we are of opinion that an extension would' mean greatly increased receipts. 6. Alany found it impossible to visit the exhibition, and in winter time very few reach the city owing to the inadequate means ot transportation. 7. Summer attractions, such as the band concerts, Henderson Lake, shows, etc., which visit the city, and those that are got up by different societies, would be patronized more if we had the service, 8. The market would be visited by the majority of housewives in the camp, if they could get in without the long walk; but who is going to walk jwcmneB in the summer, and carry putter.v meat, etc-the butter would bergreaslng the boots and the meat l*asted by the time they got bome, '�Personally,-! think the enormous amount of money which is sent a\vay annually 4o mail order houses; and whlqh.Should be spent In I;*thbrldge, is qdite a serious matter for the Board of .Trade and. the business men. Ener gotlc'jn'easures ought to be taken by these people to get the extension, and thereby Induce the people to spend their money at home. Again the busi-hesB men-spend large sum^ of money annually In advertising, etc., and half tbe;x'eopIe cannot take advantage of -ihe offers extended to them, Tou migh^ .run delivery , rigs. etc. (extra cost); biit people want to see what they are buying before it is delivered. Po, business pien, get busy, and help the' Boar4 of Trare. If we got a one-hotir service daily, and extras on Saturday, this' would be sufficient foi; the ^^p.^vteloh, we' invite tb*e'-Bda'r4 standpoint;" Tl� result is sometbinfl of which all workers in.vtbejtradeVbnion movement might wejl be proud; . The; carpenter, lihe printer, clerk, shoMnaker; If'ailor (aod school teachers in many parts of the''world), as weir.8S many other tradeSj including even the common. laborer, have stepped : boldly to, the  front and .' worked revolutioi^^n.. .American thought. It is a "fact; �'!)eyottd?;LY CONTRACTS Editor, Herald: When first word of organization of the battery oame to hand, I had occasion to be at the armory, and approached Major Stewart regarding the . bread supply, purely along the lines of being an ex-soldier. My politics were well known to the Ma}or, and 1 did not think the contract would be handed out on a political haslB, as they are supposed to be non-political. Several weeks later, I waa informed that the hattery was about to be moved to its quarters at the Fair grounds, and tbat I should see Major Stewart regarding the supply of bread. Major Stewart said he would do what he could, 1 called the Major on the 'phone later, and reminded him regarding bis previous conversation, - Two days afterwards I received a letter from the Major Instructing, me to take the correspondence enclosed to tbearmoiy, and j)re-sent. It- jto: prdejrly-Sergeant Glbsoii and recBlve;',tnstf:]|cU9m8,, � ^, Printeis of High Class Business Stationery aijd Office Supplies. Just give us an even break with the^man from the East. ^ ;