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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 6, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAIL'? HEnALD THURSDAY, JULY 6, 101(3 XetbDrlDoc, aibetta ' DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week . i Dally, delivered, per year ., Daily, by mall, per year .... .Wfeekly, by mail, per year ,... .. IOC ..$5.00 . .$3.00 ..$1.00 TELEPHONES Business Office ............... 1253 Editorial Office ............... 1224 W. A. Buchanan John Torrance , Jlanoging Director Biigines? .Manager Dates of explrj* of svibscr'.ptions appear dalJy on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date is our authority to continue the subscription. Vour Kins and Country need you right nowt ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The French resumed their offensive i on both sides of thft Somme yester-! day and made important gains. They i are experiencing heavy fighting In I the region of Peronne. On the British front heav}' fighting Is also taking place. The Germans have attempted by several counter-attacks to retake lost ground, but have signally [failed In most instances. On the Ver-ttun front several violent engagements f*re being fought, with honors about teTen. The Russians are attacking the I German lines on the east with re-[newed vigor, but the Germans claim to have repulsed most of their at-' tacks. Dispatches from Rumania Indicate lhat both political parties In that ,' country have united on a policy favorable to the allies, and the interven-'tlon of this Uttle country tti the -war ^'on the allied side becomes more likely than ever before. SOME EDUCATIONAL, � PROBLEMS OF THE DAY Two hundred teachers and educa-: tlonallstB In convention in Saskatoon last we�k dealt witli three problems that affect education Tery largely in Western Canada, and they are worth I serious consideration by the general public in this province. The meeting decided that: There should be more moral and civic Instruction in the schools. There should be reform that would insure the retention of teachers and \ permanency of their positions. I There should he a reduction in the i number of departmental examinations for entrance to and promotion in the ; aigh schools. Other highly Important matters were dealt with but these stand out ahead of all the rest and are of much general public interest. The first two questions are closely linked together, though they may not ; appear to be at first sight. But it ;fias become a standing, though mighty ;poor, ioke in'Western Canada that our tleachers are miserably paid. The l^iverage for lady teachers In this pro-i'l-lace does not exceed $800 per an-, lum, and we (believe, the average an-|iiual salary of male public school ;eachers will not beat the $1000 mark, ''or the young man or woman with |,imbitIon and vision such salaries are jy lot conducive to great-interest in t^eir hrofession, and lack of interest surely �esults in lack of energy in their work 'vlth consequent weakness in results. I'an any man or-woman not engaged l-n the profession: say -that such salar-�jea will make the teacher proud of profession?- The ex-teacher is not 'Out to ret?r' often to his teaching rperlence. But what profession should emand greater pride on the part of [those actively engaged in It than the caching profession? Those who oc-iupy themselves at it are all well tducated men and women who have pent long years of their lives tilting lemselves for the work. Why should-;'t they be proud to be teachers? It's jl fact they are not and the reason is pi the niggardly salaries we pay them. I And that is one of the leading rea-hmB for the lack of better teaching of I vies in the schools. The salary of kie ordinary public school teacher is elich that he or she is not in a position financially to take a great part # the affairs of the day. There is �fh chance to broaden out and take fi|uch part in the affairs of th� town, ^JHy or rural district when every ex-|mdlture must be watched. The small ^laried teacher doesn't teel much |te exerting himself or herself to be-^'jma an influence in the larger affairs tho community, with the re.sult .'at ho or she la not closely in touch II th the essentials of civics. The icher knowB civic govornmnnt in a iieral way, but it takes actual know- %lse of local conditions, of Provln-�"il. Dominion and Imperial conditions give the teacher that human Invest in atTalrs to be able to Impart bra to the growing child in such a jy that they will bo Bonielhlng more in u raerfl conglomeration of dry tin. Pay tho teacher so that he will able to lie just na important in the f|nraunlty as others of like intelll- Eencottnd ambition and there will bo a great change in our educallonta lite. As for the matter of examinations, tho Herald holds, as it has always held, that thoy are a sort of necessary evil. Some standard of proficiency must be adhered to in order to promote system in the course, but to make them the end instead of merely a means to an end is making them an ovU that is sapping the vitality of our school system. They are tho bane of the teacher's life. With the examination In view, with results produced at examinations so generally considered the mark of tjuallty of the teacher. It Is quite to be expected that tho teacher will teach for the examination, and many general matters in the curriculum are skimmed over because they don't weigh in tho final examinations. The examination stunts tho ambition of the average teacher, just as the too meagre salary does. Pay the teacher a good salary that will not make him blush when he thinks of It, trust him to have enough common ordinarj- Intelligence to know when a pupil he has been teaching for ten months Is ready for promotion, and our educational life will hroadea out; it will become really a part of our averyday affairs Instead of helng something detached to be thought at>out only when business matters are not weighing, and the result will be that we will bring up a generation of young men and young women that will outstrip those schooled in today's school that we will wonder at the change. And why is it that we are not farther advanced in our Ideals affecting our school affairs? Simply because we think of them otily when someone calls them to our attention. As part of our .everyday affairs the way our children are taught in school seems a very secondary matter. It's as good as the way we were taught, so we guess it will be alright. Lack of active public Interest-that's what Js the matter with the school system. Kitchener supplants Berlin In Ontario. Kitchener's army will alter the attitude of another Berlin in the near future. The Calgary Albertan very truly says of the late Major Stanley Jones: 'Brave, public spirited, noble hearted, generous Stanley Jones. No more gallant Canadian ever left our shores to die for his country." Alberta Is asked to contribute $800,-000 to the Patriotic Fund for the coming year. We can raise it easily, if all our people do their part generously. All the people must be reached, too. Beck's Weekly Tattler says: "As we Hake it, Justice Hilghes will be pleased to get the German vote, but would like it delivered at the backdoor, as the Roosevelt anti-Hun delegation are using the front." Japan Is rapidly becoming modernized. Ten of its legislators have been convicted for accepting bribes in connection with legislation in the Diet. Wonder if any of the old Manitoba regime has taken up residence In Japan. The number of prisoners In the county jail at Spokane at the end of Biz months of prohibition was given as 41, while the number last year at the same time was 105. Evidently prohibition la reducing crime in Wash-lington state. Kapsas says it will have to Import 45,000 laborers to harvest this year's crop. If there is such a serious shortage of harvest help in the United States the outlook is none too good in Canada. The proper authorities should get busy on this problem right away. There is no time to waste. The demand that the sentence of death upon Sir Roger Casement should not he carried out appears unreasonable. He was one of the instigators of the rebellion and should he punished just as the other leaders were punished. Why should Casement be exempted? "You may say that I have spoken on this war only in regard to civilization, which Ib do doubt great, but what will it be for Canada; cannot Canada stand aside? No, it cannot. I will go further; this war interests not only the people fighting, but also the neutral nations. I except none. Germany wants universal domination. If Germany triumphs, we would immediately be under German rule."- Sir Wilfrid Laurier. A B. C. newspaper finds in the present moisture just a repetition of history, which shows that the beginning of each century for hundreds of years past has been visited with long periods of rain. On the authority of a weather prophet, it is predicted that we are just starting out upon an era of forty years of wet weather. Now, farmers, don't get foolish and buy too much land or automobiles Just because a weather pvophoi prmMcts 40 years of wot weather. Those prophets sometimes go very much wrong, you must romember Geo. Dlngsdale has been appointed prevention officer at Phillips. B. C. Sir Sam Hughes expects to leave for England at the end of the month, F. G. Jewell has resigned as city auditor of London, Ont. New York in May started 229 new buUdlags, valued at $36,237,395. Dougal Mc."^aughton, a Harwich farmer, hanged himself in a lit of despondency. Frank Young, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed G. T. R. engineers in Stratford, died suddenly. Fifteen hundred Sioux Indians In South Dakota have ottered to enlist for service In Mexico. Hon. Dr. Roche will visit the Grand Pmlrie country on his way back from the Yukon. James Tomuice, n-M.P.P., tor North Perth, was sworn *ln as collector of customs at Stratford. The citizens of Colllngwood contributed $20,000 for patriotic purposes in a two days' campaign. Northumberland county branch of the Dominion Alliance decided to divide, organizing separately for east and west Northumberland. L*nco Corporal Hubert W. Dickinson, of Cowlchan, B. C, killed in action, was a native ot Meadow Lea, Manitoba. The two-year-old son of F. Fold-stein, Orangeville, was killed by a train in the sight of his inhther, who picked up the mangled remains. Rev. W. J. Mead, pastor of the Baptist church at Bothwell, has enlisted as a private with the stretcher-bearers in the ISOth battalion. Pte. James Stevens, Napanee, aged 18, who went overseas with a dratt of the 77th Battalion, has had his left teg amputated below the knee Gordon McGregor, general managei ot the Ford Co., of Canada, will give $25,000 to defray the cost ot kllts foi his brother's battalion, the 241st. E. Ij. Kuhn, ot Lawrenceburg, Ind., was found asleep the other day at the hour set lor his marriage to Anna Davis. An 18-months-o!d child of Mr. and Mrs. Hoy, ot Grey township, Ont.. was drowned In a watering tank in his father's barnyard. Two St. Catherine's CUlname:\ 'sere fined $300 each, one for havlns opium in Uis possession aud the other for selling liquor. A protest against the promiscuous removal of tonsils from children was voiced''by Dr. Royal Copeland. of New York, in a paper read before the American Institute of llomoepathy. The Guelph board of education has engaged as classical master to succeed the late J. T. Luton at the Collegiate institute, A. D. Hooper, M.A., o� Kelvin school, Winnipeg. The rescue ot 8-year-old Norman Held, son of an Owen Sound bus driver, by A. A. Wadey, was the seventh rescue from drowning for that gentleman. { Waterloo County Council laid over till next session the by-law to grant aid to the dependents of the ofllc-ers and men ot Waterloo who may fall in overseas sen-ice.' Mrs. W. H. Smith, of Port Dover, wife of Principal Smith of the public school there, who just completed his aitleth year in the profession, died after an illness of some time. Representatives of motor car makers have notified the V: S. government that trucks at the'rate ot 500 a day can he supplied intheevent ot war with Mexico.    Stripped of then- uniforms and wearing only the overalls which had been furnished them by the'state,- nearly 100 "slackers" from � the First Iowa cavalry were sent out-ot-camp. \V. R. Sills, a teacher in the Kingston, Ont., high � school, was found drowned In- the Don river,-Toronto. He had been despondent-through illness.  � ..... Thomas France, of Coal Creek, was chosen secretary ot the Femie union to succeed Thomas Uphill In the election on Friday. He received 255 votes to 194 cast for H, Martin. Chicago packing . houses' have closed contracts with the army quartermaster there for a monthly supply ot 1,500,000 pounds of meat tor the army. Six wings ot the King's Canadian hospital at Busheny park, have been completed and furnished by the Canadian Rod Cross. Each wing will bear tho name of one of the king's children. Statistics from the files of the Public Service CommlBslon before the Thompson Commission In New York showed a profit of more than 100 per cent to the Interborough from each nickel paid for a ride. Mrs. William McUroy, Kingston, has had to suffer tho amputation ot her right arm, a portion of tho left foot and several toes of the right foot as a roBult of grabbing an electric wire when ^ho atumhled In going down the cellar steps. It Is offtcially announced that the following troops have arrived ."fately in England: 65th Battalion. Saskatoon; 84th Battalion, Toronto; tO'2nd Battalion, Como.v, B. C; 77th Battalion. Ottawa: Enginoftrs and Slr.nDl Corps draft, Ottawa. Hei-m.-in .7. Roesi, widely knowH Insurance man, a leader In Wallace, Idaho, and state politics and prominent In social and lodge circles, shot and fatally wounded Clarence lOabo) Uahlquist, in the lobby ot tho Samuels hotel, at Wallace. II. B. Walker, who has been made a Canadian director of the Ar nstrong, Whitworth Company of Canada, is well known In Montreal financial and business circles. He is manager of tlie Bank ot Commerce and president ot the Montreal Boai'd ot Trade. The entire band of twelve men attached to "The AVorld at Home" shon-i;, the big attraction oxhlbtting at the Calgary Exhibition enlisted In a body with (he 211th Battalion C. E. F.. a-ui will constitute the nucleus of tlio .'Vmerican Legion band. Tho tpuchcrs of the Blnirmore school staff left Friday night to spend thtir summer vacations at their different homes. .Miss K.' B. Darrach goes to Xew Haven, P. E; I.. Mls.s E. M. Fulton, Colchester N. S.. and Miss Perkins, to W'rentham, Alta. Jtr. C. A. Gossage, for the past five years mnnagor of the branch of the Dominion Bank of Canada, at Hes-pelcr, Ont- has been appointed to an important position in the Toronto branch. His successor at Hespcler will be ilr. W. E. Glenncy ot Sea-forth. Thirteen-ysar-oUl Burns Brown is believed to be dying in St. Joseph's hospital, ChHthain. He lost his left leg and two tlngcrs on the left hand and suffered other l.-jjurles when lie fell under tlje wheels ot a G. T. K. train oi which, it is said, he attempted to jump. A windstorm at Scott, Sask., wrecked the Royal b.ink, a new brick veneer structure: tho oil .shed of the Ini perial Oil Company, the Farmers' Lumber company's -warehouse, and C. A. Huff's grain crushers. The Presbyterian church was also damaged. Lieut. William Thaw, of New York, was gazetted as the recipient of the Cross of the Legion of Honor; Sergts. Kiffen and Rockwell of Atlanta, Ga., and Bert Hall ot Eagle Pass, Texas, received the Mllltarj' .Medal, and the remaining member.s of the American Aviation Corps, in France, were promoted to sergeants. Capt. James Hahn, of Stratford, about whose appointment to the Canadian Intelligence Staff headquarters 'n France there was crlticlBm on account of his nationality, has been decorated by the King at Buckingham �alaee with the .Military Cross, be-ing twice mentioned in despatches by Sir John French for gallantry. The Australian ceueral goventment has assumed control ot all British shipping in Australian ports undoi-tho war pt-ocautlons act, according to a cablegram from tho premier ot New South Wales glvon out today by the Now South Wales tr.nde commission to America. Tradts commission ofllc-lalg assumed that commarid?eriuK of vessels, which Is llie real nioaniug of the order promulgated by (he Aue-trallan parliament, was neeossnry to move tile treraenilouii Krain.crop raised this year, most of which will be shlp-lled to England. OF AIA6ER MAN Major Harris, one of the medical mon "in charRe of work In one ot the field hospitals on the Canadian front In France, writes to fell of the wounding of "Bill" Borroughs, of Tabor. Dr. Harris formerly prnctlsud In Tabor, and later wotit to Edmonton, where ho joined Cot. Griosbnch's '19th roRl-meiit ns medical officer. At tlio front he was promoted to the rank ot major In chnrpo of work In ono ot the field hoapllnl.x. Reterrlng to BUI llorrougha he says, "BUI landed into my advanced dresa-1ns titnllon pretty well knocked out with shell shock. Said he was tippled over five times that day with shells, and the last ono got his goat. Hn has gone to the hospital for a bit, hut win br all right soott. Wo passed a lot of wounded through here In 21 hours. Tho third battle ot Ypres was certainly a corkor. We worked ulehl and day for three days." GATIONCONMION AT The annual convention of the Western Canada irrigation association, which 1r to be held the last week In July I" Kamloops, B. C, will no doubt attract many delegates and visitors from the prairies, particularly In view ot tho advantages offered of the c/rcla trip, going via the main line through Banff to Revelstoke, and returning via the new Kettle Valley line and Crow's Neat, or vice versa. Delegates taking this trip should buy return tickets to Revelstoke via either route, then secure a single ticket from Revelstoke to Kamloops, securing; at tho convention a delegate's certificate. The cost for tho round trip to Revelstoke from Lethbridgc, going either way, is $23.50, and tho single fare from Revelstoke to K.iraloops Is $5..'?0. The Kamloops people arc preparing to entertain large crowds tor tho convention, and have adopted the policy that no hold-up prices ot anything will bo allowed. Plenty of accommodation will be available. HAD BATTLE WITH RAT Rldgotown, Ont., July 5.-On Sunday George F. Curtis, rural mall carrier of Duart, who had inin down to rest during tho heat ot the day and rocupcnite from tho arduous duties of the week, was suddenly attacked by a huge rodent. Mr. Curtis was asleep when the animal entered hla bod-iroom and fastened it.s fang.s securely 'In his right ear. Afler a desperate struggle tlie animal waa beaten off and escaped. Tho room showed the eKeets ot tlw fierce fight as the deep wound bled freely, and the rat, having tasted the blood, clung tcuaciously. Mr. Curtis ur,.serts that the animal had como In from one of the neighboring houses, for tUougli he had rtvts of his own. none had ever boon (iorco enough to attack htm. Luckily, ns he slept, his arm protected his neck, or the animal might have fastened on his jugular with fatal result."?. Tho oar, though badly lacerated, has been thoroughly ciutorlzed and, debarring blood poisoning, no nerlous resultB are expected. Rats have been known to attack when lu numbers, but seldom singly. WELDING BY THE OXY-ACETYLENE PROCESS AUTOGENOUS WELDING la Uio modern method ot unlling mfttals by heatlivg without harampring or, ppuipresslon. By this proooBR Iron, Stoel, Cast Iron, xVUttnluum, Rrass, Copper, Platinum, and other luotiils cntt bo ns perfectly uultud that, whtjn smoothtnl, THE JOINT CANNOT BE DISCERNED. Now parts tisiially break In tho same placo as the old ono. In Welding, wo can reinforce tho weak part, and niako the OLD PIECE BETTER THAN A NEW ONE. Wo can weld any ot tho following parts, REGARDLESS OF THE SHAPE OR SIZE; AUTO. GAS ENGINE, or STEAM ENGINE PARTS) CRACKED, SCORED OR BROKEN CYLINDERS, Stoel Cast.or-Aluminum Crank Cases, Genr t^seo, Axles, Axln Houolng.", Toraen Tubes, Pistons, Connecting Hods, Radiua Hods, Sleering Knuckles, GEARS OF ALL KINDS, new Cogs Imilt in, CRANK SHAFTS, Engine Frames, Cycle liVamcs, Engine Beds, tlovornor i parts. Pulleys, etc.. Cracked or Leaky Healing Boilers (guaranteed.' to pass Inspocttou). ,! SHOP or FARM MACHINERY parts, such as broken parts ot-Lathes, Shapera, Grinders, Motors, Drills, Presses, Pulleys, any parts of Threshing Machines, Gas Bnglnest Saw Mills, Steam PIowk, Well Drills, Hay Presses, WIndmllla, Separators, Gralu Drills, Packnra, Binders, Pumps, etc., etc. , HEATING FURNACES and BOILERS, Cracked Stonm or Hot'' Water Sectional Boilers, Water Fronts, .Jacket ii�aters, FIru Bars, otc. For verv Heavy Machinery, Engine Frames, otc. tlint cannot bo shipped conveniently, WE CAN BRING A PORTABLE OUTFIT RIGHT TO THE WORK ON SHORT NOTICE. We have had experience with Oxy-Acetylene flame when it wa* In the experimental stage, and before It became a shop utility. W. N. KUTH 321 6TH STREET SOUTH. NEXT TO HERALD. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D.. D.C.L.. PfMldent lOHN AIRD. General Manaser H. V. F, JONES, Ass'tGcnertt M�n���� V, O. BROWN, Superintendent ol Centrat We�iem Bnncliet CAPITAL, $15,000,000 RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000 BANKING BY MAIL Accounts may be opened at every brancti of The Canadian Bank of Commetce to be operated by mail, and will receive the same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business. Money may \y^ deposited or withdrawn in this way as iatisfactorily as by a personal visit to the Bank. / Lethbridge Branch - R. T. Brymner, Mgr HAIL INSURANCE STRONGEST BOARD COMPANIES, APPROVED BY ALL BANKS STRUCK A ROCK Rotterdam July 5.-The Holland American line steamer Ryndam, | which left New York June 17, bound | for tuis port via Falmouth, arrived hero Tuesday with a hole in her fore-peak caused by hitting a rock near Kirkwall. The accident occurred in a dense fog while the steamer was going e.xtroinoly slow. Thero were no casualties. The Alberta Securities, ita. BALMORAL BLOCK. LETHBRIDGE, PHONE 1245 Hail Insurance Let us place your risk. We guar-nntee reliability of the Company and FAIR adjuotment-Don't delay-Do It now. R. V. Gibbons & Co. Balmoral Block, Lethbridse, Phone 1191 DO NOT DELAY LONGER IN PLACING YOUR HAIL INSURANCE With tho CONNECTICUT FIRE INSURANCE CO. Assets $7,000,000. Incorporated 1850. Surplus $2,600,000. POLICIES WRITTEN AND DELIVERED THE SAME DAY APPLICATION IS MADE AT THE OFFICE OF WILSON & SKEITH C. P, R. Lands and General Insurance Agents, SHERLOCK BLDG. PROMPT, SETTLEMENTS. PHONE 1343. IM EVERY COUNT FLV H'OME ^IrfYovn HAIL INSURANCE. In the WESTCHESTER, HARTFORD or UNITED ASSURANCE CO. Assets over $34,700,000,00. Will have experienced adjustero In Loth-brldg? and loasea will be paid Immediately. If you do not have the cash now oee un and we will care for you until fall. Write Box 261, Phone 651 or call in Alborta block. We v/ant a few more agents in outlying districts. j7i ' i' '� M.P. Johnston & Company HAIL INSURANCE Mr. Farmer, wlion you buy SEED GRAIN, you got tho host. When you buy HAIL INSURANCE, also get tho bust-11 co?t8 no more aud in event of Icsa, you get full paymont. The BritisJi-America (Strongest Canadian), Assets ..................... S2,530,426-05 and the Honio Insurance of New York, Assets____................ $33,139,915 81 GUARANTEE Lowest Rates, Prompt Adjustment, Best Protection WRITE :: TELEPHONE :: CALL W. F. NELSON vSf COM PAN Y, ' 416 6th Street South TELEPHONE 1Z14. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA, P. 0." BOX 384. 57384?4675 73 ;