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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 6, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBR1DGB DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY fl, 1917, I*tbl>rt*$e Derail Xetbbrtoflc, Hlbcrta P 5AILY AND WEEKLY p-- Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week ..... -10 Daily, delivered per year ......$5.00 Daily, by mall, per year.........?t-00 Weekly, by mail, per year......$1-50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..J2.00 12; 12: TELEPHONES Business Office .......... Editorial Office .......... W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers aftor expiration dato Is our authority to continue the subscription. Your King and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR . That the British will launch a new drive at Arras Is the expectation of the Germans. This drive will, if un- i dertaken, ns it is almost certain to be, culminate in the ultimate capture ot Lens, and the further advancement Of the line toward Douai. The British On Wednesday commenced an attack of several hundred yards of trenches.' The Russians are being strongly j Counter-attacked by the Austrians on j the Galician front, who have thus far ; been repulsed. The Teutons are awak-' aning now to the apparent earnestness j of the Russian offensive, and are  tnaking belated plans to meet it. The British government is now Baking final drafts upon eligible* tinier the present system of compulsion. CONSCRIPTION WILL PROTECT INDUSTRIES . Conscription fairly and efficiently administered, would protect farm and mine labor. Every farmer, every farm laborer and every coal miuer are required at this moment to produce food and fuel. They cannot be spared. Under the conscription law they are certain to be exempt. In fact the These are the main features of tlio bill ns disclosed on the various reports from Washington. There are, ns one might expect, many suggestions coming in from all sides as to tho best type of machine to pioil.uce, but It is likely that the lines which the U.S. experts will ultimately follow will depart very little from what they have beeji taught by British and French experience. The first question that will suggest itself to any practical mind is. what number of airplanes and trained aviators would be necessary to swamp the German air (feet on the west front? What will the U.S. have to do, In other words, if she is to win the war in the air? Some idea of the size of the task may be had from the fact that Great Britain today Is believed to be turning out no fewer than 4,000 airplanes each month, anil France is doing the same. Vet. at this rate, while tho allies arc able to retain the comparative mastery of the air, they are not sufficiently strong to set apart any overwhelming number of machines and men for bombarding purposes, in other words, the airplanes are used up as fast as they are manufactured. A. Tt. Haw-ley, quoted above, is authority for the statement that, to make a contribution substantial enough to enable the allies to strike a decisive blow.! there will probably be needed 100,000 airplanes and nearly 25.000 aviators. This, it is estimated would necessi-' tate the expenditure of $1,000,000,000 and the organizing of a large administrative board of experts and directors. If this is anything like an adeiiuate estimate of the task, and the best of U.S. authorities supports it, what can the great republic do and when can we look for its accomplishment? In the first place. Howard E. Coffin, who is leading the movement, says that while American manufacturers cannot now produce .the high-speed fighting craft used abroad they can turn out a satisfactory type of training machine, and while they are being used preparations can be perfected for the production of the fighting craft, the type that rise quickly and have a speed of 140 miles per hour. In an interesting review Henry Wood-house, managing editor of Flying, and a recognized authority, declares that If�_ to $40 mid in some cases oven higher, on absolutely raw-land. In ninny cases the farmers living on tho next section want to buy it but they do not feel like pitying tliosQ^ prices. These speculators-.' prices are doing a lot to retard development in Southern Alberta. Many Americans, especially from California, are coming in but refuse to look at raw land at prices which would bo good prices for improved farms." Just here we note that a late issue of the Montreal Herald had the following editorial: "Waste lands really belong to the public." "The earth is the Lord's and Ground hogs" United States and Canada. Fifty per ! who will not use land themselves, and "farm," Here in Albortn, much progress hnstyj been made. The Alberta government started In 10ir> to levy a .special tax on wild land of one per cent., amounting to about $20 a quarter. Councils are authorized to collect. 21,&i: por m-re off wild land to buy free nopher poison for farmers and If councillors are not doing their duty in collecting it, the fartnors should got busy and hold them to account for this, neglect. They should also demand that councils Iks authorized to tax wild land 2'/ic per acre to givo a coyote bounty, ns supplementary to the government bounty of $2. Again, telephone lines past vacant land raise its value. So, people should demand that the Siflon government, at. once levy � frontage tax along such idle quarters, past which phone lines run, of say six dollars a nille, In order to reduce telephone rales from .$18 to ?15. So, if the wild land tax Is Increased, year by year, and the gopher, coyote and telephone tax Is collected, also tho lax on wild land for free hospitals, for patriotic funds, for a hail Insurance fund, the holders will soon look for buyers and bo forced lo soil ; prices will drop, then people ci\n get laud at any easy price, at a price that will give good returns to labor and good Interest on capital invested In machinery, stock and improvements. Out of "used" land is coming millions that go to Oltawa in taxes, but not a cent in taxes off wild lung goes to that government. This is a grant, wrong. So to even things up a bit, tho Slfton government should bo continually urged to pot more, more, more, more tuxos, out ot tho idle land, year by your. This Is the path of true progress; Rvery step taken along this path means millions of dollars In tho pockots of tho people. The time to press those views upon our M.I'.I'.'b Ih now. Yours truly, W. D. LAMB. cent, of the amount imported m 1816 of this commodity will be permitted to come in. will not allow other people to use it. have no rights in the land thai need be respected. It is nothing less than blasphemy against the Supreme Land-H. W. Wood, president of the Unit-1 lord, to claim, or to admit, that any ed Farmers of Alberta, may become i man has a right to withdraw one foot a member of the reconstructed Bor-j of the earth's surface from the sor-den cabinet. Mr. Wood, if be be se- vice of humanity. We go to church lected, would succeed In all prob-.�nd pray.; "Thnt it may please Thee ability Hon. Martin Burrell. or, less ! to give and preserve to our use the possibly, Hon. T. W. Crothers, or 1 kindly fruits of the earth, so as in Minister of the Interior Roche. Robert P. Skinner. American consul general at London, Eng., having received the necessary forms, has is-! sued an appeal to all Americans in j the United Kingdom, liable to mill- j due time wo may enjoy them." and then we allow the "ground hog to prevent his suburban lot bringing forth anything but weeds'." Now. Mr. Editor, all this goes to show that people are beginning to see that "property in land, is a dlffer- tarv service, to register. It is estl-! ent thing from property in goods or mated that there are 3,500 American i crops, and that owners of land, the males of all ages residing in the Unit- ed Kingdom. At a largely attended meeting of the Regina and district branch of the Great War Veterans' association, the name of Major E. J. Ashton, O.C. of II unit, military hospitals commission, was unanimously accepted to be suggested to the men overseas as one of the Saskatchewan candidates under the soldiers' representation bill of last session. WANT REFORMS NOW. Copenhagen, July', 4.-Radical and Socialist ^German- papers^print an appeal addressed iw thj| government in an attempt to revive a slumbering reform movement demanding the immediate introduction of a bill establishing universal and equal secret and direct suffrage in Prussia. The signers are all men of national prominence. Most of them have hitherto favored tho postponement of this reform until peace and several have been opposed to equal suffrage. The latter are not convinced, however, that postponement until after the war may mean defeat of all reform. MOR- '^TURNED SOLDIERS Hulit':: ,'.S., July 5.-Officers and men of the Canadian expeditionary force, some convalescent from wounds or sickness and others on furlough or returned for duty, arrived here today by steamer from England. Among the officers on board was Major-General John Hughes, who had been overseas for a few months visiting the Canadian troops in France and England. The steamer also brought over a hundred civilian passengers including a large number of women and children and the crews of two torpedoed Newfoundland schooners. surface of the earth, the national estate, owe a special revenue to the government for the privilege of their holding; and that the more we tax land the better for the people vice versa. It should be kept in mind that a "farm" consists of land plus tho improvements on it. A quarter of wild land cannot be called a What a lot of things you wouldn't do if you thought your friends would find out about them! , , 1 "I  1 - � III . ii mrj , Strength in Summer comes to the man or woman whose daily diet consists of cereals and fruits. Meart and potatoes are a heavy load on the digestive organs. The ideal Summer diet is Shredded Wheat Biscuit, a food that is 100 per cent, whole wheat and prepared in a digestible form. For breakfast with sliced bananas or berries, with milk or cream. Made in Canada. They Melt in the Mouth You'll get a new idea of how good soda biscuit can be, with ybur first bite of Som-Mor Biscuit Plain or Salted. In Packages only Try our COCOANUT WAFERS They are dainty and delicious for afternoon tea. Packages only. ONLY FIVE SATIN FINISHED BRASS BEDS. With two inch posts, three-quarter inch top rods and five-eighth inch fillers. All full size. Well coated, ready for shipment. Freight paid. Special Price...... ... $17.00 A BIG MASSIVE BRASS BED Having a two inch kIoovo continuous post, with five heavy one inch fillers. This in a beautiful design in that favourite satin finish. Packed ready for shipment. Freight paid. Regular price 135.00. Special Price...........$3000 Nortk-Wesi Bitcuit Co;, Limit* EDMONTON ALTA. We carry a full line of IRON BEDS in all nixes and a large range of denigns at prices from $5.00 to $21.00. A COIL SPRING made of best tempered steel having 100 separate coils with a No-Sway side attachment. Guaranteed for 20 years, Special price......$12.00 Other springs at $0.00, $(i..50, $7.25 and $8.50. BAWDEN'S SPECIAL FELT MATTRESS built in layers of pure felt in all sizes. Special price of ........$14.00 We are selling agents for the famous OSTERMOOR MAI-TRESSES, which are so well known that the name Osternioor is their guarantee. Stocked in all sizes. Price, 4|4 foot size, $1S.00 We also carry a large line of ordinary COMBINATION MATTRESSES in different art tickings. Our Special No. I, full size $9.75 Our Special No. 2, full size $7.75 Our Special No. :j, full size $7 00 Our Special No. 4, full size $0.00 BAWDEN BROS, WE "AVE IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT THE FOLLOWING GRATES 32 h.p. rteeves. 32 h.p. Case. 30-35 h.p. Rumely. GEARS 32 h.p. Reeves, bull and clutch pinions. Master and intermediate gears. 32 h.p. Case, bull and clutch pinions. Master gears, two and four arm spider. We are now In a position to deliver castings every four dayn. G. KISCnEL Lessee of tho Lcthbrldge Iron Works. Traction Engine REPAIRS ' We are well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on either steam-or gas tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. NIVEN BROS. 216 First Ave. S. Phone 1732 PS 1 It You Hold A 4th Class Engineer Certificate as issued by the Department of Marine or its English equivalent and arc a British Subject you are prohably eligible for one of the vacancies as Engine Room Artificer in the newly commissioned ships of the Canadian Naval Patrol It is an effective way to place your qualifications at the service of your country during the War, while the pay is good, from $1.85 TO $2.50 PER DAY with free food, lodgings and kit, together with $25.00 monthly to dependents. There are vacancies also (or Stokers at $1.20 VEH DAY plus similar allowance*, also for soma seamen and other ratings. Apply to : Nearest Naval Recruiting Office, or to the Department of the Naval Service, Ottawa. HAIL INSURANCE Yon can't afford to carry your own risk. Tho companies we represent can afford to carry it for you, because HAIL INSURANCE is their business. Insure today. ILGALVIN Room 7, McDonald Block Phone 1425. Lethbridge, Alberta INSURE NOW You cannot afford to gamble. We have always received fair settlements promptly from the company we are representing. Alberta Securities Balmoral Block Lethbridge HAIL INSURANCE In selecting a Company to place your Hail Insurance with, there are tv/o important things to consider. First, the financial responsibility of the Company; second, their reputation for prompt and satisfactory adjustments. Such an investigation will show the BRITISH CROWN as a leader. Don't take a chance. Let us place It In the British Crown. R. V. Gibbons & Co. BALMORAL BLOCK Complete Home Furnisher* Hull Block, LetlihrWlgc SECURITY :: SAFETY :: SERVICE Farmers Fire& Hail Insurance Co Is what you have been waiting for, It is what we have all been waiting for.-A company owned and controlled by the farmers of Alberta. Organ'zcd to give .us the service we are entitled to and to keep our money at home. Secure your hail protection early by obtaining a policy In The Farmers Fire & Hail Insurance Co. HEAD OFFICE, ALBERTA BLOCK, LETHBRIDGE "Do Business in Your Own Crowd." SECURITY :: SAFETY :: SERVICE surance hail insurance, It will cost you tiej fYour prjpp this yfiarryulll|undoubt�dly be havli ever! rfisad, tttgrdforat $ou should take no lesi one wfttttvnKil the WtrMikip:. .. .. no chances. 7 Select a reliable company. Our company hat been doing business for over eighty yours and is thoroughly reliable, SEE US NOW Wilson & Skeith GENERAL INSURANCE Office: Ground Floor, Sherlock Bldtf, Phone 1343.-Policies Issued in our office giving Immediate covering, If necessary we can cover you by phone. Included In the Assets of Our Company are Dominion War Lean Debentures - $130,000.00 ;