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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE^ LETHP -11 ; ^ctbl)rt^flc, aibcrta fir daily and wckkly. Preartatera and Publlatiafw -jTMB LKTHBMOQE HKRALD PRINT INOCbMPANY, LIMITED ttt 6th Streat 8out^ Lethbrldfa i W. A. Buchanan Preald^t and Manacing Director Vohn TOrranca -  Baalnaaa Maaaaar Bnalneaa iBdltoitel TSLEPHONKB Otflca ...........i;M Otttca .........,^-Kt> MM It ' tubaerlptlon Batatr Cany, daUwed, per wejBk ..w Daily, dellrered, p� year .....J�00 DaUy, by mall, per year'......M-M WaeUy, by maa per year -fi'M .Weakly;' by mall, par year to 'tT.8..$i.O� Datee o( azplry of aubscrlpUona ap-year daUy as addresa label Acoapt �M* of paper* cttoi- explratiMi date la nr �atliorlty to continue the iub-acriptloB. THE PROGRESS QF THE WAR. In spite of the denials of the Bolshe-vlkl authorities, the sltnstlon In Rus ala ifl evidently developing an alarming state of feeling against their rule and against the German domination. ,Reports.�which come-out of the country Indicate that the real patriots of Kussia -hare risen and are gradually obtaining' control of vaffairs, or are at least making a tremendous effort to do so. Czechs In "Siberia are also gaining power and this is causing �nxlety in Germany. The necessity of placing a large German �rmy of occupation in Russia would seriously cripple German operations elsewhere. French troops on the western front euccessfuUy attacked Gennan lines yeeterday, gaining, more than a mile in depth on a four mile front and many prisoners. Italians are sweeping; ' away; Aui-trlan resistance "^n the.Italian front, and are driving the invadera still farther back. - EVERY REASON FOR OPTIMISM. � In �pite of certain conditions which have arisen in' respect to crops and pasturage in Southern Alberta, there is absolutely no reason for growing panicky, about Southern Albe^a's financial situation. It Isjtrue .there is " nothing to be" "partlc'iiaarty' cheerful - aWnt.^Wifr-tlSsii'there^s-HBoailng to be peseamistic about"either. We say this advisedly. "We-jSWiHeve we will have a grain crop worth": between |15,000,000 � and $20,OOp,0tli5'Mn spite of the dry '. weather. .-^iS' hay crop, though not so large as usual, is going to be worth ; as muqh asiaat year's crop. Our wool : (lUip iiJarger by about 500,000 pounds, I 1 and will be worth this year fin the j' neighborhood of $1,000,000. Our live-i : stock products will produce more re-! renue than ever before if owners^ot 1 stock will refuse to be stampeded inerta this year In -any er^L J .Broaperous conditions are ,boun4*^.^0n^l^]>'^> �i)d the check a '.'partial faSlure of the grain crop is going to administer to a revival of a tondeccy to speculate which was evident during the tall and winter niA^ be the beet thing thnt could have happened to" Hi" as a community. We art making B ateady, sSl-Id: gSwtb at'tht-prouent time, and it .'j going to continue throughout the juar. THE WAR AGAINST THEHUNS.yB^. Tke.recent destruction by a- Ger-�'submarine of a hospital ship re-tsming to Bngland from Can^d^ has  rivetted the atteratJion of Canadians on the Hun undersea boat warfare. Nursea from every province in the Dominion'who .weie proceeding overseas, were idlled in action in the sinking of the Llandovery 'Castle. The '�\ horrors of eubnirfrine warfare have been brought home to us as never bo--'.fore, ven following the appearanca of :' viraie craft oft the New Ko^iana ��gM|-t .a fey, weeks ipgo.. . ' Under the �lrcumBtahcoB, therefore, .tb� ((fliowiDg Official report by Ad- Bilral Slmhis, commander of tjio U.S. naval forces in Buropean 'watera, �n-lU have a loaesurlng effect, for ho shows us that, while U-boata wUll still continue to commit occasional outrages, they will never be able to cut the Allied lino of communication between Europe and America n'nd other .sources of supply of men and munitions. Hero 1.1 the comprehonalve view taken by Admiral Slmms: The fact that the enemy has sent eubmarines so fnr afield as the American coast, said the Admiral, is a confoeslon of weakness, hocauso it is a violation of the fundamonlal military principle of concentration of effort, which alone can be succos.stui in accompMshing the object desired. There will he-losses on our coast, and they will of course be regrettabtc, but the public at home'shotild keep thedr eyes upon the success of the war, as'a whole. I can assure them that the submarine operations on our coast will not affect the outcome of the war, but, on the contrary, strange as it may eeem to those not ifamillar with the object, such operations are a real advantage to the Allies. With the small number of torpedoes and quantity of ammunition tiiat a submarine can carry, and in view of the rel.ntively small number of submarines which the enemy has available, cruises  as far afield ne the American coast are very unprofitable. U-boat operations on our coast will be profltablo to the enemy only so f-ar as they excite public opinion, and in any way, directly or indirectly, affect the disposition of our forces. Discuselng the general naval situation, the Admiral said: The world is witnessing to^lay the most impressive manifestation of sea power that history has ever recorded. The enemy has not a single -surface vessel on any of the trade routes. The Seven Seas are free to Allied commerce. A year ago Allied tonnage was decreasing, and the number of submarines �was increasing and the Central Powers were winning the war by rap-9dly cutting the fines of communica-tion of the Allied countries and their armies. The conditions are now reversed. "Tonnage is rapidly Increasing, and the submarines are decrea^g in number and in efficiency. The sub-inarlne campaign, is therefore, doomed to failure. This change has been brought about by the sea power of the Allies. With practically no losses, many milKons of soldiers ..have croesed the English' Channel and hundreds of thousands have crossed.the ocean from Allied colonies amd from America. This was rendered possible only because of the thousands of Allied deetroyers, trawlers, mine sweepers, drifters, sloops, submarines, and even amall motor launches, employed tin convoying troop ships and eupply ships and in harassing and destroying enemy submarines. These small' vessels are able continuously to perform this great service only beca'us.e the German fleet is, obliged to renJaln ;wvth'in the shelter of its fortified harbors and minefields. If the enemy cruisers were free to Uke the sea they could too quickly destroy or drive into port our es-cortSng and patrolling craft, Uius leaving our merchant shipping entirely de-ifenseless. It is the silent and irresistible power of the Allied battle fleets that pre vents this, that Imposes npon.the enemy fleet yie huiplMation of imjio-tence. None of his surface veesels can do more than attempt a sudden raid and scurry back to port before being Intercepted by superior forces. Only the submarines -can hope to escape nnobserved and prey upon commerce. The' civillf ed '^orld could not pos slbly belieyV tha,t cargo, passenger and hoepital ships would be sunk without warning and their crews and passengers left to their fate. Conse quently the Allies had not taken the necessary measures to resist such acts of piracy. "To organizo theee measures has neceasdrlly required time, but they have steadily progressed and are improving every day. This result has been accomplished by the strenuous efforts of the navies of the Buropean AlJIee-and of the navy of AinijirlBi|.rBuliaiiig programs hav^ � beeiKr^ast and all {'efforts have been made to construct the vessels that are suitable for opposing th? submarine. The ingenuity of practllca] men and. scientists has been called upon" to devlee means for' tracking and destroyihg the submarines, it is no longfer a-secret that the most effective means have been the adoption ot the convoy system, the development of an efficient depth charge and the Invention of devices which enable* surface vessels to follow euttpierised Bubiiiarine by sound. ^PICKED urn M PASSING Mtm^k^UAk J. R. Watt was appointed fuel cbra-ralseioner for Claresholm district iat a meeting of the citizens. An elevator for the Alberta Pacific Grain Company ia being erected" at Claresholm. Fred F. Mathers,' K.C, for yoa-rs Deputy Provincial Secretary, has been appointed Deputy Attorney-General of Nova Scotia. Thirteen persons were killed and 28 injured in 20 automobile accidents in or near Montreal during the month ot June. * Confronted with his wife, James'R. Roid, a returned soldier, shot himself fatally on the eve of his. marriage to a young girl at Halifax._ - 4is3ai First U.S. troops have landed in Italy. They are not forces sent by Gen. Pershing, but consist ot units sent direct from the Uolted States. The union church r.nd parsonage j^t Monteith, Ont., were destroyed by fire during the absence of Rev. Elckel and his famUy on a ricnia Disgruntled employes of the Canadian Ford Motor Company, who are demanding $5 -for an eight-hour day, have delivered an ultimatum to the vice-president of the firm. The contract for building Uio steel shipyards at Halifax has been awarded by Halifax Shipyards, Limited, to the Bedford Construction Coimpany, Incorporated in Nova Scotia. Ill six weeks from complications, Jlrs. Josephine McE-n-an, aged sixty-two, �wife of Capt. Michael McEwan, of the Ferry Company ot Windsor, died at her home. The Summer School for Teachers now in session at the Ontario Agricultural College has some four hundred in attendance, .the largest number on lecor^. Benjamin R. Iseli, consul-general Of Switzerland in Canada, is in '\''an-couver on a trip of inspection of the internment camps in British Calum-l^a. Captain Demers, Dominion wreck commissioner, opened an inquiry into the recent stranding of the Canadian troop ship City of 'Vienna on tlie Atlantic Coast. The hearing is being conducted In private, . ^ The chief press pensor has-,prohibit-.ed the entering into Canada ' of the 'Indiistritillst," a iie'vfepaper printed in. the Finnish language at Duluth and published hy the \yo'rkers' Socialist Publishing Company. Very Rev. George. M. Searle, former superior general of tbe^ Paulist Fathers' Community in N;ew York, died at the age of 79 years. Father Searle was the author ot several works on religious subjects. The Royal Bank of Canada has entered action at Osgoode Hall against Grant Hugh Brown; of New York, to recover ?44,6G1.80,  amount alleged due on a ' promissory note dated September 23rd, .1917,  Prices for cotton products showing reductions from 20 to 30 per cent., as compered with (luoted market prices wer4 approved by President Wilson. The prices were agreed to at confer. en9e| between, the price fixing cojnmtt-tee of the .wW Industry board and r coniniitlee representing cotton good manulacturortf The Medicine Hat Board of Haalth are devising methods of creating a revenue by the sale ot refuse. State of Michigan .began o three months' period-ot strict sugar rations. Capt. Albert A. Sears, aged BB, a v;oll known" onarlnor ot tko British Columbiv Coaa^t, died at Victoria. Five" thousand dollars was realized as the result of a tag day for the French Red Cross hold in Oshawa recently. Drig.-Gen. F. S. Meighen, has reverted to the rahk of colonel In order to get to France. Ho Is president of Uio Lake ot Ute Woods Milling Co. .The German Club, of Chicago, eald to be tlie largest ot its kind in the U, S. has changed its name to the American Unity Club The British army council, the Red Cross, announces, will take over two of the London hospitals for the exclusive use of Aajorican wounded. t D. W. Bradshaw and family, of Brantford, have started on a motor trip to Edmonton, a distance of 3,000 miles. . � ' i All but $1,500 of the �5-,000 required, has been received by Mrs. W. L. Grant, treasurer of the Dr. Bliia-beth Garrett Anderson Memorial Fund. President Wilson, by proclamation, has formally taken over the wharves and docks of the North German Lloyd and Hamburg-American Steamship Companies at Hoboken. Lord Robert Cecil, minister ot blockade, stated in the House ot Commons yesterday that a permit had been granted the Bishop ot Oxford to visit the United States. As a result ot injuries sustained when^she fell down the cellar steps Mrs. Robinson,d; when jui electric storni pa.ssed pVer, .and 4n some'; parts (he ground W;a8,�white witli Uie soft-hail, after which a lieavy shower of rain lasting only halt an liour, but a large quanUty of moisture fell. Friday nlirht light shower, .with thimder and, lightning came and .Satm-day evening aiiotlier thimder storm with .light showers ot rain completed the first week in July. Saturilay was an old fashioned Indian trading day, the. Peigiln Indians receiving tU'olr treaty money, and coming to Jlacleod in a body immediately began to put tlieir niohey in circulation, the younger ones, buying toys and .candles wliile .Jholr elders purchased the uscitul.,ai-ticlos for their homes and farms. , , i The blisine.ss inen have^lenty of. ono doHer bills, wl'iich will replace the ^old ones that have been .in use for. many days. , The Blood Indian agent sent a pres.sing invitation to the Retablc>3 a'^Id--tried mountalt trout, with other deli6ac4es too num erous to mention. Such a ranch ha( Mrs. William Kddle, who has a numbei of -work hortfcS, neftrly forty'head o( cattle, niiikini? teti' cows ev^ry day. shipping their cream to a creamer; and receiving lor this cream ovci $2."i per week, and paid'every week. Judge McNfilll's chidren, who hav� been attending college on tlie Paclfl< Coast arrived Udme' this week foi their holidays. PUNLQP TIRES Special Tread - Traction Tread Ijondon, July 8.-': Sir Archibald Hodkin, the prosecutor In the Dowiing case, described at grea:t length the German plot launched at the end of 1914 for the formation of an "Irish brigad6"'from among th^ Irish taken prisoner' oa the Brilleti front. The Bchenie,; Sli' Arch|bal4 said, was ropudlatedi''by most of -tb^ prisoners, but Df^wHog'and a few others joined the lirlgade and acted �B recruiting agents, ' The prosecutor dewribed lUie means used l)y tlie Germans to Induce Irishmen to join, and In -particular the Cerman promise to them, readlDK: THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE If a motorist *\yahts anything better than Dunlop Special** hell have to get Dunlop "Traction Tread." BE PREPARED HAIL FOLLOWS WBATHBR HOT,]'!: INSURE NOW/ There Is no, eaving In deliiy. Only reliable conipanlev. reprer '\ sonted, '  ' ' i R.V. Gibbons & Company^ Phone 1191 Balmoral. �leek: Dunlop Tire & Rubber' Goods Co^ Limited He^d Office and Factories: BraiKhcs in Leading Cii^les ,A, 101 -.::V'c:'; IBJ^-^xi^^;,:! THERE *wa8,P*IP) TOU) HAli: msUrtANCE' IN niMAMimb,ibi SASKATCHEWAN *^a�i4Pi TA $4,364,800,61. IfAIL IHtUR-ANCE LOSSES TOTAkLBD %ti< 493,347.18. EVERY Liri)E : COMPANY PAID Its loises in FULL. SINCE iMCORffORA-1 TiON THE BRITISH;AWBRICa' ASSURANCE ,'COWPAHy has, PAlb OVER'"MO,0Op,OOaOP . iN :;C088E8. , � , "^/f^; Vj. . Doesn't. thl�: apMafJs you aji a good renion-why Votieheuld liv I sure' With BrttlaK AMeriear ,. Ba safe,rather.tltafii|eirry and apply now |iy l�**fr or telephon* | 414 FifthsSti^ttfoMtH, Lethbrliige � Allwrti � I ;