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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta FACE FOUR T-M K 0, K T H B R I D G E DAILY H E It A L D '.VEDJMESDAY, JULY 28, Ibevalfe alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY, SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Dally, delivered, per year..... Dally, by per year....... 3.00 per .year.....; i-W TELEPHONE3; Buelnsso Office Editorial Office 12 W. A, Buchanan John Managing Director Manager nauinn who Is qualified and family tlus lo' refuse, to servo his country." ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The welcome news that -the Tcu tonic forces in Poland, in spile the vastuess of iheir offensive muvi-ment luive as yet.been unable to make any decisive gains, is contained in yes terday's despatches. The huge en veloping operation of the Germans is threatening: all the strategic points o; the Russians who, however, are .ing valiantly, and at one or two points have ibetn able to thrust fcack the Teuton This German offen- sive is on a much vaster scale than any operations that have yet been 1 undertaken, and the whole system of Russian railway defences on their western border is threatened. A niuntli or so of stubborn resistance on the part of the Russians, however, will render it almost impossible for tiie Germans to accomplish their ends. Over on the western front there has been no change in the situation, aad no indication of the expected of- fensive on the part of the Allies. The Italians are said to have taken 1000 prisoners in a recent engagement on the Austrian front. Silence shrouds the operations in the Dardanelles. The British losses to date are re- ported to he A large propor- tinn of officers lias been lost. POINT OF VIEW YOUR KING AND COUNTRY NEED YOU RIGHT NOW. Swat the "millers." They are the parents of the army worm. German and English taxation differs In a marked manner. In England no one with less than a year pays a from pocket to 'gov- Germany every adult has to pay income tax.- There is, noc a servant-maid whose wage-book es- capes the proporiional contribution from her from her lit- tle margin of luxury to the service- of the fatherland. The .great and growing scarcity of potash because of the German pro- hibition of export 1ms forced up the price of muriate of potash in the United States from about 540, which is'tho normal rate, to per ton. Not only have tho of fertilizer been hard hit. but soap making, and glass making, ami the and chemical Industries generally, have been so hampered in their operations that a widespread de- mand 1ms arisen for the development of potash production on a scale which fret) America from dependence on German potash. The most prom- ising plan for producing some con- siderable part of the million tons of potash hitherto imported annually is now teing worked out in the Scaiies Lake district of California, where a company is erecting a: plant which will pump from deep levels two mil- lion gallons of brine daily. From this brine it is estimated there will be recovered tons of potash a year, besides larg-e quantities of soda -ash and borax. Agents of the United States government who have examined the property are confident that there -win be a large potash out- put. BICKED SSING FOR THE BUSY WAN Fifteen cent, of Ontario's cat crop been damaged by smut. .Bnwti'ord postal clerks will contri- bute a machine gun. Sir Kolirrt Bordeu has returned to says the British Columbia Fed erationist, "a commission to enquire into just 6iie'alleged.political scandal in manage.to dig up all the corruption -which It bus done, would -a 'commission- to- enquire Into administration of BritishTGorumibia' during the'past ten We -believe it would .record of .Manitoba and all the feet! of the provinces inMiie: Do- minion 'into 'a cocked hat 'before it had been at worit a week." Lethbridge should prepare-now to observe in e anniversary of Britain's entrance into the "war. We should make it a day for impressing, upon out -people that Canada Is playing a real part in the war and that its i citizens ranstjnake sacriGces in order that Canada and the Empire shall he victorious.- We should also utilise the J day to re-affirm our determination to Bee- the war through, to a victorious conclusion. Arrangements should be under "way delay. This is the form of a resolution suggested by the central committee for the-war anniversary meeting: "Resolved, that on the anniversary of-the declaration of a righteous war, this: meeting the citizens of records its indexible determination lo continue to a victorious end the struggle in maintenance of those ideals of liberty and 'justice which are the common and sacred cause of the .'Allies." "Where -will you be -when the sold- iers come marching home? Will you toe made welcome by the grateful citi- zens? Will you 'be wearing a medal pinned on your breast by His Majesty King George Or will you 'oe hid- ing your head In some dark spot and wishing that you had taken advantage of the opportunity to do your bit? Sien you will remember that you actually being coaxed to enlist at. one time. ''There will come aHime when the Bhirker -who does not go to the front, toe able to find a place-dark enough in m-hich to hide his head." TIuiKe were the words of no less a man that Principal Gordon, head of University, Kingston, when to recruits recently. '-it IB dtegmcefuV' lie said, "for a Hilaire Belloc, one of the foremost students of the war. and a man whose views are always given very serious consideration, figures that if ihe Rus- sian army in its retreat is not broken up and remains intact, Germany must suffer a strategical defeat In this regard he says: IE at the eud of all this vast ex: penditure of munitions and men on the part of the enemy ilip Russian army remains intact, if it has not been separated or destroyed, then the enemy has not acquired a decision, and strategically lie has suffered de- feat, in spite of the political and the economic advantages accruing to him !rom his advance. Unless the Rus- sian army shall have been broken into two or more separate units, ant the enemy have restored his Hbert> of manoeuvre on this front, the en- emy's prodigal expenditure in life and ammunition cannot be justified. It must -be remembered in this con- nection that Napoleon was drawn to Warsaw and then annihilated, and might it not be possible that the Ger- mans will be drawn so far away from their source supply by the Rus- sians that they might also suffer one of the crushing defeats of tlie war. So far Hilaire Belloc thinks that the only German gain through the retreat of the Russians'is its ability to get mto the -possession of the petrol sup- ply In Galicia. He further says: Tlie clearing of Russia from the Carpathians and the saving of Hun- gary from the threat of invasion do not constitute a decision in., them- selves, nor do they vitally influence he winning or the losing of this great campaign. It cannot be too often re- peated, nor too strongly grasped; that the primary and .the ultimate object which' the'enemy liad before him when he undertook fJie great April 29 was the'forcing'or Hie" Russian line the.-division' the Russian armies into two separate bodies; _ GERMAN -DESIGNS IN AFRICA Times -special from. Capetown says: at a ban- quet in. his Ijiid stress on the far-reaching character of .the German designs in South Africa. He said maps had been discovered re-casting the chart of Africa on the basis of, a peace to be concluded at Rome in 191C. "The whole of Africa south of the equator was marked "Greater Ger- except for a minute fraction territory -abelle'd 'Bner reserve.' At the outbreak of the war Col. Mar- itz mauired how far the independ- ence of the new republic was guaran- teed. The Kaiser replied: "'I snail not only acknowledge the independence of South Africa, but even guarantee it, provided the rebel- lion starts The Day's Best Story (By Harold Bogbif, In the., London, England, Chronicle) I will -tell- you a -very beautiful story which I heard tbis morning from a great surgeon going his ro.uDds of the hospital. It is a story which helps one to understand the British soldier, A certain officer who had taken part in the storming of Hilt 60, and who lay for thirteen hours on the ground grievously was hrought eventually to this London hospital, and was visited hy my friend '.he surgeon. The surgeon asked him, '.'How did you feel, now, .lying there unattended for thirteen The officer replied, "I'm ashamed to. te'il you. I very-' badly. I groa'n- (Jd for hours." Then his eyes shone, and he saidj "I felt so ashamed that I apologized to the wounded Tommies near enough to hear me. And do you know what.they said .to me? They said, 'You go .on groaning, sir; ,it eases you; never mind us; yon were aot brought .un as we were; we .know ;hat; it's easier for us to hoar "pain than what it is for you.' And that wasn't all. Do you know, some of :hose splendid fellows crawled up to ine in, the darkness on their hands and knees, tn'spite of their wounds, they really, they kiss- ed me." N The surgeon looked at me as he finished. "How tender brave men he said, gently; and added, "You remember, Nelson asked Hardy a kiss him." from the battle front in Francns. The decrease in international mem- bership was 0.095, ami in independ- ent unions of while the non- lw w. labor organizations operating in Can- ada. Of tiie 192 international bodies activities extend into the Do- minion 79 have benefit features on a varying scale. The total rlis-lmrse- rtit'nts during 1914 by the various in- ternational organizations amounted j to being divided for each class of benefit as follows (Toronto Recruiting is tlie most important matter before the citizens today. It may be taken for granted that-in the] case oi supplies everything is being attended to by men best, capable of handling the -situation. But in the matter of recruiting, the have this in their own re- proaches are being cast against young Canadians at present the tendency to hang hack when the herd is KO pressing. Just what self-respect men possess who other men to and fight and die'i'or is hard: to say. Sonic people can.get along with- out self-respect, hut. these arc ;tht: people that the rest W the. world can get along'very well without also.. The man who is waiting- for. an ex- cuse not to go ..to his duty in the present war may be qnilc sure thai when the big. crisis comes..upon-him at any future time in his life he will find himself equally unready and he will have to pay tiie price of his un- readiness. Nature always gets back at.us some way. may 'shirk for a while, hut later on, we meet the in- evitable. It is. hcttar. for us to do the thing out oi our.'own conscious- ness and "without force, than to he j compelled to do it when everyone that it is tinder compulsion that we j have to act. If we c.m judge by other great wars, and the experience of history, j shirkers have always, been mark- ed men for the rest of their lives. Service MISSANABIE (New) ..Sept: 4 METAGAMA (New) .Sept.' 11 MISSANABIE (New) ..Oct. 9 METAGAMA (New) ..Oct. 16 MISEANABIE (New) ..Nov. 13 METAGAMA (New) ..Nov. 20 For full particulars, apply to any Railway or Steamship Agent or W..O, CASY, General Agent 210 Portage Ave. .'Winnipeg SAILINGS FROM MONTREAL Date Steamer i To Aug. .....London Aug. ..Glaigow Aug. Hesperian Liverpool Aug. London Aug. Pretorlan Glasgow Aug. Coisican Liverpool Aug. Scandinavian Liverpool Sept. inthian London Sept. Cartnagmian Glaagow at Hure East and West bound. Full informltion from any H R or S.S. Agent or W R ALLAN Gen'l. Nor-Went Agent, Street. Winnipeg. the non-international bodies Death benefits .i-Hrike benefits Sjck benefits Accident benefits Old age pensions Unemployed benefits Travelling benefits three -reported having made payments ran account of benefits, the total dis- ent unions ot Willie me non- mi wi uiiu wvut international membership shows' a hiirsemcntS' amounting to gain of-720. At -the close .o.f, the year -'-General Features of the Report 1014 (lire wer.e local branch! The report follows closely, along OF CANADA Are Your Children Learning to Save Money? Each maturing son and daughter should have a personal Account in the Union Bank of Canada, wilh opportunities to save regularly, and training in how to expend money wisely. education in.'th'nft and saving will prove invaliubla In later life. G. R. TINNING, H. E. SANDS, Acting Miniger -BRANCH GRASSY LAKE BRANCH ;