Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta
f AGE roun THE LETHB'RIDGB DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, JULY 21. Hlbcrta DAILY AND WiEKLY. ilJBSCRIPTION RATM: Oally, delivered, per year tally, by mall, par yew Wtekly, by per year. ...j IJ-JJ TELEPHONES: MltoilH Offlct lat W. A. Buchanan John Uanagint Director Business Manager ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE' WAR Fighting.' though" they have been with every resource at their com- mand, during the past few weeks, the Russians, have heen unable to stem the terrific tide of Teutons sweep- ing down upon them in Poiaud. and the evacuation of Warsaw is indicat- ed by yesterday's dispatches to be a matter of but a few days. The Czar's forces have conducted themselves marvellously well under conditions, but the terrible pressure of the Ger- man forces is proving almost too great- Further gains are recorded by the Italians on the Austrian frontier. There are no reports from other fronts. President Wilson's note to Ger- many is expected to be in Berlin by Sunday. The strike of Welsh miners is ex- pected to he settled by Thursday, and thus a serious situation, will be averted. WHAT' MUST FOLLOW TODAY'S VOTE Today the electors of Alberta are utilizing their franchise to decide whether the sale of llo.uor in this pro- vince is to be prnhibited or not. Whatever the decision there is destined to .follow a marked change in with the liquor traffic in this province. Should the Liquor Act carry it will mean, that the bar and the wholesale liquor store go out of existence, and that the only liquor for private con- sumption, if the Act is strictly en- forced, must come from, without the borders of.the Province. If the' ialation should be adopted "by the'peo- ple the government of the province will .be expected to use every effort to enforce the law. II the law is not enforced ihen public opinion will be bound' to alter, and there would un- questionably be a demand for a re- turn to the license system. It wii: rest with the-people-who advocated the Iriquor Act to Veep public opin ion alive to the importance of the en- forcement of the regulations of the Act. If a strong public opinion, wants the Act .strictly enforced, the gov erninent must listen to that opinion Ehotrid they fail to need the demand of strong public opinloft for strict en forcemeat of the Act, they would un doubtedly suffer at the hands.of the electorate. In. our judgment, if the Act is passed, the must be en forced to the -letter, every regulation af :thi Act must be carried out. .Men or -women who commit infractions o must be severely punished It ia only by such enforcement of In law that people will in a position to decide whether the-legislation 1 In the intereats of the province or not It-would not ee a fair test of tb merits of the Act to allow it to b loosely administered. The Act cai enly Be fairly honorably by the strictest enforcement. On the other hand, if the Act is we wfii still retain the presen license system, but there should be change in policy on the part of tn government in dealings with th licensed liquor traffic. In the cam paign closed, sentiments hav been expressed by individuals oppos to the--Liquor Act that it was ne eeesary that tbe license law should b more strictly enforced, and that th bad element in the hotel busines should be. wiped out. In the pas there been a tendency to grant 1 censes, to men absolutely unqualifie to coundct a hotel or operate a. whol sale liquor license. These individua in the business do damage to the be ter class of hotel man. In our judg tnent the man who conducts a hot' should know the hotel business from top to bottom, and his object shaol not be to deiote his shole attentio to the bar and neglect the hotel pr per. There has been allowed to cree into the business'men who though only of the liquor selling side, and il these men wlio have been a detr ment to the hotel business. Th hotel proper must be made the chie cBBiMermtlon, and tne bar must b looked upon as a secondary matte Ttee'jbar "must be conducted on a be ter, basic ihan it has been In th jttet. There has often been too muc anxiety on the part of the man b bind the bar.to the wet stu he could to the man In front, of th wits t6e result that drunkenness as been encouraged. do not Ink that of all the meu in the hotel isinesa, because we know of.lndk duils attempted to con- uct their bar. lilsb a level as 10 trade would permit. Tho liquor traffic slmuld be taken .it of politics also, in every .prov- CB In this country tbero has been close a relation between the quor business and the political part- s, with the result that'both have iftered. It should not be necessary lat a man in order to set a hotel 11-j should be of the political faith F the party ill power. The otilsland- j jg consideration ought to be whclh-! the man is competent to conduct respectable hotel that will meet needs of the travelling public, icenses should not be distributed as political favor. Governments have iffered in the past through their re- tioiiship with the liquor traffic, and time that politics was entirely ut ofi from the license system. The elationship has not benefited the otel business by any means, as men ave been able to set Into the busi- ess through political pull who would ot have been able to do so it the etter class hotel man had given tbe eeision. No matter what the, decision may e in tbe voting, there is going to be n entire change, as we have said be- jre, In tbe attitude of the public lo- am's the. liquor traffic: If. tlie Act defeated, the man who is attenipt- ng to run a respectable hotel should e given encouragement, and the man ho knows nothing about the hotel usiness and is making it a second- consideration to the bar should se his license. On. the other band, the Act is passed the people will ook for a strict enforcement, and if a rict enforcement does not follow, he government is bound to suffer. RICKED UP IN, 1MB 1USY HAN C'irLLECfINQ ilOlMKS IN The CI T. It. 'Station at Alexan- dria, Out., was destroyed by liic. The new abattoir at Iterllti, Out., was formally opened. Ten thousand Canadian Freemasons ire lighting (or 'the Umpire. C'ranbrook city.- .council is consider- ini; ,1 reduction, HI the police force. 'Mrs Cico. an-old .time lou- drat ol Guellih. Ont., .is dead. lien old time school teacher, died Orillia, Ont. Vice. principal A. K. lubson oi Kcd iX-er public school has resigned. The miners of lle'dley; B., C., have contributed a mni-'hintv gun to the B. C. overseas forces. The Kina.'s hotel, Heginti, is oprn- ins a tea 'room to take the place ot the Hiar. l.aek oi salt threatens thf loks oi an immense catch of Newfoundland etidnsh this season. John -H. Boas, hotelkecper. oi Rriilgebutg and Fort. Erie, shot him- self through the heart, at his home. Lieut. John Hotfumley.'of Niagaia Falls, lost his life in German bast Africa. Queen's summer school has more ihan 150 students in attendance, the largest registration since it was es- tablished. Wallaceburs. with inhabi- tants, raised for the Patri- otic Fund in .two days', canvassing it aimed at f Capt John JIunro of Southampton, a veteran Great Lakes sailor, was drowned while trolling for' trout; he was' seventy-three years of age. Fred Dane of the Ontario License Commission, is latest nominee for the position of Fire Commission- er at Toronto. Ontario farmers have been swindled out of thousands of dollars by OUR MINT OF VIEW "Holt, the German who shot J. P. organ, it is now alleged, was crazy, ut then that is the trouble with a reat many Germans. The pity is bat their dementia does not lead to comments the Simcoe Ont.) Reformer. The Edmonton Journal thinks the lanitoba Conservatives are quite ate in making a radical platform for from present appearances, they are ot likely to be called upon to make ood their pledge for a long while. A one period of opposition is In store or them and will do them good." Turk horses in the streets of the capital to till a muc] I People's Forum and then dealer wlB gave them cheques IQC their produce fled. George Winters, a Bothwell widow- er. tried to three, of his children with poisoned' candy, having first tested it on the dog, which died then he took a dose himseli GLAD TO GET THE HERALD No. 3 Stationary Hospital. First Canadian Expeditionary Force, Le Touquet, Paris-Plage, 7-M5. To the Editor ot The Herald: have been receiving reg- s .illariy copies of your paper through worthlessJMr Geor McL Browil 0[ the Can- adian Pacific don. England. Railway offices, Lon- I wish to thank yo behalf of myself and the other offi- cers of this hospital for your kind- ness in seeing that we get your pa- per. You can easily understand how ten he took a dose himseli. pleased tbe noor wo'unded fellows are James T. Bridges, the first get tDeir home papers. During tbe return to Medicine Hat from thejtiulB the_v have been at the front they spat, m war. arrived in that city on ___ t fnr seat of war. arrived in that'city Saturday and was accorded a civic reception. The United States will be "enor- mously wealthy" it the European war continues six months longer, Edward N. Hurley, vice-chairman of the Fed- eral Trade Commission said "at Chi- nf the Southern Line. Montreal, Here's a guess. Sir .Tames Aikins .'ill lead the Manitoba Conserva- ives in the provincial elections, H. Sharpe, now M.P. for Lisgar, to be is chief lieutenant- The Conserva- tives will be defeated.- Then Sir ames will become lieutenant-govern- r of Manitoba, and Mr. Sbarpe, a cnan, will be appointed L senate vacancy. Now watch and see. 'I send you my congratulations and he .admiration of my soldiers, who jave carried the badge of Canada nto tbe battlefields of Fianders for Iberty." This striking message was cabled to Hon. Louis Botha by Major- Jeneral Hughes, Canada's Minister jf Militia and Defence.. "My" soldiers! Just think of the nerve. Major-Gen- srai Sam is in some respects a suc- cess as head of Canada's militia ,but jis outstanding weakness is bis fond- jess of. publicity, and the use of "1" and "my" so frequently, and so unne- jessarfly that people, even his own friends, are getting real sick of it. cago. J. J. Callahan, Counties Traction will be operating manager -.01 the London Port Stanley Railway, which is now being run by Hydro power by the City oi London. After having given up her husband for! dead, great relief came to Mrs. Albert Aston, 163 .Hawtlon. street, Brantford, when she received a post card from him stating that he. had been a prisoner of war since Dec. a at Wittenburg, Germany. The Russian Minister of Agriculture announced that owing to the magni- ficent harvest. Russia was ready to continue the for years, if ne- cessary, and that she was also_in a position to provide abundant oi re- serves for the armies of the allies. Archdeacon Errwen, lor many years identified with Anglican church work on Vancouver Island, has been chosen bishop of the diocese of Brit- ish Columbia to succeed Bishop Rop- er, who has become bishop oi Otta- wa. The Robert Simpson company, the jbig departmental and mail order house of Toronto, have decided to make Regina their western distribut- ng point for their mail order busi- ness. Arrangements have now been made lor the purchase from the city oi two blocks of property on which a building costing will be irected. have had very little time for or keeping In touch with conditions at home, but-now the daily papers or books are their greatest pastime while they are in hospital. We have a very nice hospital here, with 560 beds, and we have had as many as 700 patients at one time. The'Coif Hotel, Le Touquet, has for many years been a famous summer esort, "and ever since the First Can- dlan division got into that now fa- mous battle at Ypres, on April 22, ur wards have been fairly well filled ith Canadian boys, and this has rought the terrible conditions of the ar home to us very closely. Again you for your paper, am. Yours faithfully, A. T. SHILLIiVGTON, Lieut.-CoI. i.C. Xo. 2 Canadian Stationary Hos- pital. side. On. the cover "News From Home" should be written, the locality :he budget comes from indicated, and the Inclusive dates of tbe clippings Kiven. Tbe budgets, it possible, should be kept nn to date and tor- warded once a week. The Canadian War Contingent association and the Red Cross Commissioner in London liuve been since Christmas undertak- to sue that those budgets address- ed to their care have gone forward to their destination at the earliest possible moment. Tbe .budgets may be sent in any one of three different ways: 0) To an officer or man at the front whose address is known, with the. request that the budgets be read and passed on to others. (2) Addressed "News From for the men of (fill in name of regi- care Canadian War Contin- gent association. Westminster Palace Hotel, London. England. (3) Addressed Prom Home" for Canadians in hospitals, care Red Cross Commissioner, 16 Cockspur street, London, England. Brisadier-Oeneral Mercer, Col. Creelman; Col. Morrison, and num- berless individual officers and men have expressed their appreciation of the pleasure and .value these 'budgets WEEDS ON 'o the Editor of The Herald: A CUP OP COFFEE may mean almost' anything Good, Bad of indifferent. But a cup of SEAL BRAND COFFEE i MEANSJUSTONE' THING-the delicious beverage ever poured into a coffee cup. CNUC MMMM PRIVATE R6FFAO KOGNOKOrF Of the Fourth Canadian contingen He is a full-fledged discharged Rm sian Cossack, and probably the firs Russian reservist to enlist in the Can adian overseas forces since the erde permitting the Russian ei-soldlers t be taken on the strength. He ca scarcely speak a word of English..H enlisted In are to the troops, budgets have arc required. Many hundreds of -many hundreds A soldier writes': the trenches one does not speak so complacently of dying and sacrifice and victory, as do those who are behind there. One who Is here makes the best he can of the bitter necessity "Pi suffering and of death." To- help to lighten, .if even, jn the very smallest degree, this "bitter ne- is the one wish of those who THE Bowels Almtst Pirilyi "F rult-a-ttos" tit. BON1FACX SH.tWIjIKlAN, P.Q. February 8rcl, IWl. "Afler siilloriiiK with ItrriUt for over 2 'Fruit-a-tives' relieved me. While a Kindest at Berliner College, 1 became very ill -n4 was forced to Surere ptins aersw tin: nlidomen coutinuiilly tortured me anil my digrstiw knave ftntjtsMl.. Some one advised me to take 'Fruit-a- tires' and at once J felt a great improvement. After taking; fcnr or live boxes, 1 was mmpltltly reKnti and have never Kid return of thia trouble." MAGLOIREPAQUIN.j Ak TRANSFORMATION THE SIAN BATTLE LINE BUS- THE MISERY OF SERBIA It must uot be forgotten that Great Britain its the senior, partner in the Jreat has had to give gen- erously to the weaker Allies, partic- ularly in the matter, of Bed Cross worli. The condition of the wounded In .Montenegro and Serbia: partlcu irly Serbia, has been appalling. The need for medical help in the latter country has been due to the heavy mortality among the nij'litary 'doctors. A dispatch sent out from KragnjeVHtch, the Red Cross heAdquarleis in Set bin shows that 08 Serbian .doctors out. of, a total of. 387 at .the beginning of the.'war, arc now dead, S2 tailing victims .to. the. terri- ble', typhus fever. :Thus, Serbia, hav- lost nearly one-fourth-of her medi- cal.men, is 'dependent upon --outside a'bistitni-e ThuK fne however, out of the foreigu.'doctors who'have en- listed lor Ui'd ('loss, in Serbia, have figures do 'not include medical- student's, nurses, .and other the mor- !i'llii has been lughei 101 Serbian relief .loilv can be sent to tbe Canadian Red Those prefei to to the Red C ross w ork amouR the Canadian sol- diers should that fresh contribution bj laking 11 om the Bri- tish Red Cross the responsibility for dumdums, lemes the British Red Cioss freer tor this uecebsary work in Serbia. ull fjir, will be- hslil it .Cran- btook on Sth and Sth. cessy, are behind at present. We would ike t k that many will consider this scheme in planning their LATERAL DITCHES we womB.HKe to mention-that many of our best budgets are made CANADIAN CAA HORSE 'SOMEWHERE explanation of tbe case of Westbrook, recently fined for ne. lect to cut weeds on lateral ditches sections 25 and 26, I might say lat the Noxious Weeds Act holds sers of these ditches responsible or weeds. 'estbrookc Brothe.-s were notified: to have weeds leaned up on the ditehes running hrough sections 25 and 26 in S-ll, as oint owners and controllers. II r. Vestbrook admitted cleaning weeds n the ditch on bis own property, ,'hich not the lateral ditch re- erred to. The ditch he means Is a rivate ditch of his own. which serves nly himself with water. Tbe lateral itch, which. 1 hold lie is responsible or is one jointly owned by him and tbers., He admitted paying his share for having the ditch uuilt, so that he would get a. larger How of water, and also admitted us- ng water from this ditcb. The cx- i-xpression "owner" in tile Act means am person whn' has any estate or in- erest in the land. The above state- ment is clear, and is written to show people their responsibility as users and owners of 'lateral ditches. Dur- my three years as weed inspector lave met farmers who have cleaned up lateral ditches when re- luested to do so. 1 DAVID KING, Weed Inspector. The map transformation in the ibattle line' 'en May 1st. The arrows Indicate the'heaviest at- tacks of the endmy. NEW GERMAN 'MOVE ON WEST TO MAKE EUROPE. TREMBLE London, July Morning: Post's Petrograd correspondent says Emperor William .has sent his sister. Hie Queen ot Greece, the following telegram: "I have paralyzed the'Rus- sians for at least sii months, and am on the eve of delivering a coup on the western front, that will make aBrEJl- IJN TRAXCF' 'NEWS FROM HOME FOR SOLDIERS To the Editor of The Herald: i heg the favor.of space in your columns to again call the at tention of your readers to the patri- otic service they can render" at this time to tho raea o! the Canadian Ex- peditionary. Forces, by giving their help to the "News From florae" move- ment. This movement was originated n- air. W. K. George early last Sep- ja member, and aims to provide the men at the front and wounded in tbe hos- pitals with the contents1 of their own lome papers arranged in a concrete, :onvenient and practically indestruct- _______ana school'children of Canada have helped most cntlms- iastica'ily, as have many private circles In Ihe making of these news- paper- budgets for the last nine months: We apneal now more espe- ilally to the general public that dur- ,nd sent in by men. Any further ormation that may: he desired will be most gladly furnished. Yours Cerei' B. K. STRATHY, Hon. Sec. "League of the Empire. '1 Queen's Park, Toronto. CLEVER STRATEGY OF RUSSIAN RETREAT (Bv W. S. It is hardly to be, supposed that ionnanv intends to conquer Russia nr evea'a large part thereof. Itiseems most probS that Germany: has hoped to smash the; Russian army by a sudden terrific blow with enormous forces. Her aim, probah y, is to put the Russian army completely out ot the field and then turn to tile other allies.' On the other hand the uus- sian aim in this long retreat, has, been its line intact and in- flict the severest possible loss, Keep- jusl iar enough away .to dangerous losses and.yetrnot too far to enemy on. Ii the Rus- sians'can-compel the loss of one Ger- man soldier foT every Russian' sol- dier losl, that alone'will beran vantage Rained. By s-em to lave done considerably bet- ter But.' the biggest point gamed is that oi stretching out the lines oi e encmv forces" and getting them continually farther from their base of -supplies. Another great- advantage lies in.the (act that the Russians will he-able to choose their a t'e ground from which to 'aun return advance against the Irci- as the allies did before I'aris.'When they do give'battle, it will be with full supplies in eiery branch-ammunition, rapid-fire guns, and heavy reinforcements. The Ger- man forces, on the other hand, will badlv-weakened by the long ad- ible form. The teachers ja( [ronl T wav "totn re- MIL 11 inforcemcnts, and far, less well sup- plied, due to being far from base. We mar cohlidentlv expect news, very soon, of a reversal of this retreat, with the Russian steam roller again 'crushing back the German forces. The Italian- forces continue to make rapid progress "and it is evident that nei- ther Austria nor Germany can spare troops from Galicia or the west to defend against Italy. That fact alone, is evidence that Germany is putting forth her utmost energy against Kus- ClcUly to I'le genera.1 pui'iiu nn. m iiui ni.iinj.jv .-0- inr the holidays the Inevitable short-1 sja jij-this powerful effort age caused by the closing of the )icia. when Russia turns on I schools may not be felt at the front. The budgets are made of five or more sheets of strong manilla paper, about 11 inches when folded and la. Inches long, fastened together by ca. o, many at-.thc end of the retreat, Gcr- many.'.will either have to fall back nces on, strong cord put through four holes. The newspaper cuttings should con- ilst of Canadian and local news, sports, sports and yet more sports, jokes and funny stories, and some- thing as well for serious nn even greater distance than has come, or else she will have seriously weaken the forces she has oppcs'ed'io the Allies in the west. In that case' of course, there would be a great'forward movement on the western M'ront; at once., .But, ..it: has been 'theftHxcd- policy .of .Germany to hold fast, to that- wcstcrh front. News 1 be lloval Canadian Dragoons and the CaMdian Strath. cona Horse legiment haie left their horses in the rear and are Hghtiix in the tienohes as legimenti, adapted from Lendon Sketch. OF CANADA A Stmf. This local office of UM.lMosl' Bwk of CwHMJk isbut of 320 Branchei ef an organlzatioR Assets Our banking CiiiSuai and through'our connections we'are prepared to toWMMt business.in civilized confidence of Canadlnns in .this .Bank, is .attested, by over Sixty Million Dollars of Deposits. velcome addition.