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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE poun rME LETHBnnySE ;,PAILT HERALD FRTOAY, JULY 19,1918 Xetbbrtboe H^eralb lctb^)ri^oe, Hlbcrta DAILY AND WCBKLV Preprleteni and Publlaher* fHI LCTHBRIDQE HERALD �*RINT INQ COMPANY, LIMITED ; ni 6th Straet South, Lethbrldg* W. A. Buchanan PrMldent and Manasiuf Director r^n Torrance - - Builn��a Manacw TSLRPHONt* fiMlne�t Office .......... Vdltoiinl Ottica .......... IIBI 1114 .10 ubacrlptlen Rataai .DaRr. deUrared, per weelt ... iDallr. dellrered, p�r year .....fS.Ofr 'Dally,, by mall, por year ......M-OO 'Weedy, by mall, per year .....tlM .WaeWy.-by mall, per year to tJ.S..�J.O0 Datea ot axptry ot aubaoripUoni , paar dally on addren labeL Accept-aoe of papera cfto:- explratitu data U ' our authority to continue the inb-acrlpUoD. (THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. The nesumptlon ot the allied often-�lvo against the Germans on the 'i'Jllielnis front yesterday was a surprise to the outside world, hut a bigger one to the Germans, who gave way ibetore the onslaught of the French and Americans, to such an extent that the drive carried the allied forces to a depth ot four to five miles on o twenty-five niilo front. The gain in supplies, prisoners, and guns was stupendous. The Americans captured eeveral points south of Soissons which yielded them a large number of guns ,and supplies. The prisoners reported to be taken in the drive numt)er over 30,000. The thrust was entirely unexpected, and may be the beginning of General Foch's great offensive. The Americans have made themselves felt against the best of the German army, and the enemy papers are now beginning, to wake up to a full  knowledge ofi�what the intervention * ' of the American army, which they so ; readily ridiculed, is really meaning � i;.' to warrant the attack. It BOoms most probable that the margin ot superiority has passed definitely to tho side of tho Allies. Xot only has tho arrival of hundreds of thousands ot Am-erlcnn troops helped turn tho scale, btit Germany's internal fcveakness is TOcomlng more and more evident. The shortage ot raw materials, labor and food presage a breakdown. When the final collapse comes, it will probably bo due to economic rather than to military weakness. It will result .from the wearing out ot railways � and rolling stock, the lack ot raw materials and food, tho shortage of labor and supply, tho deterioration of ihachinery in the factories, in short, the impossibility of keeping going the wheels of indiv^try. That tho Gorman armies are still capable of striking hard blows is no indication that the nation Is not facing disaster in tho near future. Economic weakness would naturally manifest itself last of all upon the bHttlefront. In our Civil ^Yar, at the very time that Lee waa fighting �uc-cessfully at Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, tho Confederates were in terrible economic straits. A few weeks later they, were forced to surrender. Events In Europe will probably take a slmiinr course. The Germams may struggle on for months, perhaps for years, but tlie final internal breakdown is incjvitable. ^PICKED WJJ^XXfKTG roil TBB^osr mah We hfive seen hofter weather not often. -but The Calgary Albertan says the weather never gets hot enough there to joke about Hell Is no joke to some people. �0W" NEWSPAPERS ARE DISAPPEARING. Along with other lines of Industry the newspaper Industry is having its awn troubles. Imposing tributes have been-paid to the press for its work In keeping up the morale.ot the.peo-]}lo at'Jioinfr-;during CouRyears of actual Hghtlng, ibut few people have realized the strain under which publishers have been placed during that time. The New York ET�ning Post, however, has been doing some iiTvestigat-ing, and this is what it has.found: '^'The'disappearance of the Phila-delphia Evening Telegraph by merger ivlth the Evening Public L�dger is iut another symptom of the "prevall-�Ing tendency to consolidate newspapers. It Is accelerated by war conditions, which are also bringing about 'the suspension ot weaker newspapers like the Los Angeles Morning Trl-.TJune. Edwin T. Earl, its owner, frankly announces that he has stop-.ped publication because he feels that hls'-newspaper is 'not a necessity In ,'war-time.' If all newspapers not an absolute necessity should give np, there would be a tremendous sweeping of. the journalistic decks! Joking aside, the disap^arance ot newspapers is W&jgly to be a frequent feature ot tho news as the war-pressure 'be comes rooVe severe, and government regulation piore extended; There -were approximately 935 susp�iislons and 250 consolidations ot pubiicatlons. In (the United:States and Canada in IW;;] ; Tlie figures will probably be iaVger ;ln 1918," ' .  Germans Jiving along the Rhine have expressed a preference to have all" Talds- limited to England and France, Fifty-seven Percherons, count 'etn, 57. The lovers. of good horse flesh will :b&'at .the fair. .No doubt on that; score. . -Says the ddlumbua ."State": "In tltne -of-fuef* shortage wooden heads are -in t^rfanger.", /Winnlpeggers will pleasB;'n_ote, . . .-. Com|-w-ith the crowds' nexe^week- Ithat-means- to^-the amalgamation ot Le&brldge, Raymond, Magrath and Cardston fairs-at Lethbridge., The Ge'rma^^birth rate is sairl to be falling oft rapidly, :More cheerful "news than this, however, is ;the Increase in the German death rate, says the 'Detroit Free. Press. The editor of the Calgary Cailadian by his incessant bursts agafnst the action of a' party of Canadian editors in visiting England leaves himself open to the'charge of being a "sorehead." It is said that 1914 was drier than 1918 up to August 1. WHerefore the confident farmer Is looking forward to another '15 In 1919. Reinember 1911 and 1915 and lye are inclined to agree with hid. Uncle Sam came Into the game as a pinch hitter at the Marne. Hlndon-burg has already been batted out of the bbx this spring and the Allied swatters are beginning to find Luden-dorft's offerings easy. ARE THE GERMANS -ON THE TOBbGGAN? During'the sp'ririg'and summer, ever Bince the'ilrst Gerpian drive Btartlng on March'.2i, the leaders of the ".Allies have 'lieen-telling, the-people at home tor; "stand'firm, that, while the _ Bituatlcjn-on fnapy occasions' has' been serJouB,,-lit' wds a waiting,, defensive game. Ajid'tfeft p.jeaB.,has:bpen reiterating the;advice pointing out UUat, while tha Gcg-mans ,'were'-. naing;' ^up . their effectives-- In-one.last-throw -this year, the^allies''jvere-gradually-bulltjf ing up'sfreservoi to .be in a-position to BtrlHe;SKhen. the. proper, tiai�i..eam6. That ^thlB/advIiSO-,wag good', appears now to.'be.;horne.Qutby -th^'fact that within ,three;da.y8'of .the "launching of the last''XJ.erman drive, General Foch �was able tomo'dlspoee his. troops as to crush tKCwefght .of the. German attempt, . while '� slmultaneaiialy launching on>ao6Uier>>paTt'6f the front-the I first aUle'ai*ffeiiBlve''of�the"ryeaV, an |f�ort swhlch In" one day gained' as much aB* tlie Geripan major ottensive IhadViga^ned in three ^tlays ot a^vful M^^f|(i�> 'With . the added result In lt}ie,ja.lllpd favor that tha -whole Ger-j�*n^8|]ient "od the . Mame pefore iltefima la now threatened, 1. tt'>is too eariyv^yat to eay that the ^lAllieB^oaik prevent temporarjr. bucc^bb 1^ coming Qerma'h fusbes, but it can Lcthbridg^ expects the greatest crowd of her hietory^next week. That being tho case, therp wi)l he no incentive to charge, tho viBltdra excessive prices for anything. We want them to come back. Says the Morning- Albertan: The greatness of.R. B. Beniiett, ac cording to hla JonrnallBtic admirer, is that he was bold enough to bring the attention ot the'court to the fact that there was a technical difference between a resolution of parliament and an act of parliament, and by acting strictly on' that difference the war actlvltlea ot the country 'might be very greatly delayed and the wishes of parliament and the people in that way nullified. This is great busineBs, - � / , Tho Aero Club ol America - has awarded,its medal to Major HIshop. Recruiting for the Northwest Mounted Police is still proceeding at Roglna. Tho new prisoners ngrcoraent arranged by tho llritish and Gorman dolognte means a release of every Canadlnn'ln captivity in Germany. Y'alo university is bequeathed nearly $20,000,000 by tho will of tho Into .lohn W. Sterling, a Now York lawyer, who gr.iduato get Senator Robertson to act as chairman ot a board ot arbitration, have decided upon F. M. Black, treasurer of the Grain Growers' Grain Company, 'and one-time president of the Calgary board of trade. Mr. Black h�e not yet intimated his intention In the matter. A resolution petitioning ; congress to enact legislation which would effectually prohibit .landlords from rent profiteering -was adopted at New York by the board of Aldermen upon motion ot the socialist members. It was asserted that many property own ers have raised their rents far beyond any just or reasonable limit; and that the practice has become general throughout the cotintry. The abolition of meatless days in France after July 20 is ordered in a decree issued and appearing in the Official Journal. The restrictions on the consumption in reslAurants ot milk and cheese are consequently to be abandoned. Ecpnomlcs cffectedby three meatless days a week dui^ng two moiiths have mounted to over 31,000 tons, an average saving compared with 1915, when there were no restrictions of 25 per cent. A fishing echoonet came Into 'Van couver with eighty thousand pounds ot flat fish caught in the Hecate Straits, 500 miles from Vancouver and dsstlned for sals in the- prairie pro vinces at ten cents per pound, under tho plan ot the Canada Food Board. One car load Is heliig,shipped imme diatoly to Winnipeg and another car to Calgary. The fish include britt, plaice, flounders and sole. William C. Barker, wealthy lumberman, ot Portland, striped white troua ers and all, slept in the city jail, being unable to raise $500 bail. Mr. Barker is the possessor of part of the land on which tlie Grant Smith-P.orter shipyard la located and owner of corporate holdings. Police Chief'Johnson accused him of being a worltless and flghtless Indr\ridual and ordered him arreeted.  Tho'total atttfadanco nltho Edmonton fair �r"as 180,000. Col. :B6attib, 'C.SI.O., was welcomed homoifrom Uie-tront at Cobourg, Ot*. , One hundred CzochoSlovakB were given pormlBslohito leave the United States to join;tho allied forces In Franco by the' enemy, alien bureau. President ^"Wilson has decided that ho cannotlcave his work for a vacation wae announced .that he will" remain In. Washington throughout the siiinmor.. Enrico. Ciiru�4 tho tenor, now singing for war bo'rtfefits is reported from Philadelphia'a'a tho composer ot a new wartimo inarch called "Liberty Forever." ; ' A notice appears in tho Canada Gazette that Burtlu Mattla ot Toronto, raualtlons" wbrRW.'ahd' forri'ierly a sergeant i.urtho 75tli Battalion, C.B.F., will apply"T6 parliament next session for a divorce from his wife, Lllllo .Mnttin, now bolloved to be residing in Vaucotlver. The largest order for candy yet to be placed at Tacoma by any of the post exchanges In operation wi^ contracted for when officers in charge of exchange No. i;!, in the 166th depot brigade, arranged tor the delivery of $200,000 worth. Three men and n woman were heW by the police at Cliicago in connec tion with a $200,000 jewel robbery. All details wore refused by^tho police ex copt that a confession had been ob tained from one ot the suspects. .The arrest of several members of a'band ot jewel thieves and the recovery of more stolen jewels was efpected. The widow and mother of Major .Tohn Purroy Jtltchel of Now York, are the sole beireficlaries in his will. -Major Mitchell left $10,000 to his mother and the remainder ot his estate to his widow. Aside from several large Insurance policies. Major Mitchell owned property of an estimated valuation of $23,000; A RACIAL SPEECH Says Wilson Should Advocate Throwing All Crowns'Into Discard Iformed a union. It la announced today by Chief McPherson.  Tho organization of tho police,into a union la almost complotdd, .It will bo anmlgnranted at once with tho Trad'cH "TihTI'XaVor ' CouncIT " TiJfgfify por. cent ot the "Winnipeg force have Joined the^unipn, Tho.pol|i�o cdniimlsalon ot Winnipeg Isauenanoi'ddr about a year ago forbidding tho-pQlllG'emen;to .orj^anlze and the cbmnilaMbn has hot resblndod tho order. 'Th^.comnilsslph Is holding secret senSlpha today to consider the matter, it la understood that the civic authorltlet strongly iDsnpprovo of tho action of the ,pollceiuen, but they ro-tuao to dl^u^B the matter- today. Sault Sto. Marie, Oht;, July 18.- The: city is stirred with Indignation at the present tlme*y a speech which was delivered In Sault Sto. Marie, Michigan," on Sunday evening last by C. N. Smith, former member ot tho legislative assembly fori thifr city, and iwhase paper, known as the Sault Express, was suppressed over two years ago, because of disloyal articles prlht-od in its columns. On last Sunday, Smith went across tho river to listen to speeches'In'the Michigan Soo In honoj; of Franco and was Invited by Mayor Tymon of that city to addrfiss the gatlieri'ng.'Thb Invitation was accepted by Smith, who at once ititrtJduc^d the controversy regarding Canadians In Quebec not onllstingias rapidly as was expected, due, he asoertod, to the failure of the. government to Iteep Its pledfees. He Is also reported' in the press of that city to have solH: , - "It Prosfdent Wilson would come out squarely and make as the chief Issue of the war, tlie throwing of all crowns everywhere into the ocean, the French Canadians . would, join �with the strength of their hearts, souls": and ..bodies In tlie coiifflct, .ind the war would: be. over .in three months time. We want no kings.. Lot them nil go and let deinocracy.-live.- Then,- and not until then nvlll we have a.-free world." ' .;�,�r..-:...a......:.... 00 ;