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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \ PAGE FOUR XcibDrl5oc, Hlbeita \ DAILY AND WEEKUY / ' - I ^ Preprteter* and Publithom $Ht LETHBRIOGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED . �i 6th street South, Lethbridg* W. A. Buch�nan Fre�iaent and Managing Director 9eha~ Torrance  � Busln�is Manager TSLF.PHONES Builnesi OHlco .............. 1252 Bdltortel orticv .............. 1224 Subscription Ratsj: Oatly, fiellvered. per v/eek ...... .10 Jally, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Daily, by mall, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mall, per year .....ll.M Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..il.OO Datei of expiry of aubscrlptiona appear dally on address label. Acceptance o( papcri (.tic: expirnctt.n date ! our cuthorlly to continue tba sub-�crlptloD. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. The allies h.ive cliecked the latest German diivo everywhere, accordine V) todays dispatolics. The tremendous offensive developed along the Aisne by the Germans, which was re-Uy a continuation of their .March offensive in Flanders, has been a fail-are, so far a."; really vit.i! gains are con-serned. Blocked as lie was at Verduu in 191(1 the crown prince has used his thousands of men in vain, hae slaughtered division after division without gaining anything that can be much of military value to him. The fiercest fighting has been In the vicinity of Solssous where the allies had the advantage � of terrain, but where the Germans developed a tremendous drive. The extension of the submarine war-tare to the American coast has caused greatest excitement on the Atlantic seaboard, but was nothing more than was expected. Seeing their attempts ending in failure in France, the next step of the Germans was to stop the flow of American soldiers at its source, it possible. Nine vessels at least have been sunk oft the .-Vtlantic coast, but thus far no transports have become victims. THE LETHURiME DAn.Y HERALb lies can go on greatly reduced rntions i tor a few months or a year or two ! years, If tioed be. but we cannot do without plenty of men on the battle , front-Uow many we need the Oer- | man successes In their latest push ' will show. Thorp should, therefore, bo no fur- i ther crlllclsm of the Dominion Gov-| ornnient's action in deciding on a cer- | TUKSDAY. JUNK i, 1918 -^PICKED PASSING i�g BtrsrluN Serious charges are preferred against .levei-al conductorottea on tho tain increase in armed forces at the j ll[.^Jolily, nipld transit cars. coieadbeater, of Three llivers. who was reported missing a few days ago was found in the river near Three Itlvers. Victor Ross, tor ir. years financial correspondents make is that with the i-*"!-""'-Toronto (.lobe, has been fnited States readv to ship to France ! "PPoimed assistant to the president all the soldiers that can be carried ^t�"dard Oil Co. of New ,Ier- THE COMING MUNICIPAL ELECTION. If arrangements suggested Monday are carried out the election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation ot A. M. Grace, Commissioner ot Public Works, will take place two weeks from to-day. That does not allow very much time for the citizens to decide who shall be elected, but under the circumstances, it is probably long enough. We will not know until nomination day, a week hence, who will present themselves tor the choice of the people. Great as has been the effort in some quarters to make it appear so. The Herald has no axe to grind in the administration ot the city. All wo ask is that the problems before the city be given the fullest publicity and that the decisions be made with the full understanding of the ratepayers. That Is the only basis on which commission government can hope to retain the confidence ot the people and be a success. The man to be elected to fill the vacancy should therefore be-a man who will continually strive to this end. Whether the ratepayers will demand that the next incumbent of the position must be technically trained in the work ot his department remains to be seen. It is one phase of the coming campaign which must be carefully considered. There are still anxious times ahead of' tho city before it Is ciear of its difficulties and business acumen will be needed as well as engineering ability. If the ratepayers are wise there will be a very cool and deliberate consideration of the men offering thcpi-selves for election. It is a serious business. by the shipping available, there can-1 not be that urgent need for Canadian  reluforcemonts which is pleaded by burgcon-in-Chiet the Government in support of its recent decision. T.ambcrt, of tho .\mericaii Rod Cross, favors allowing female relatives of United States sol-diers to visit wounded men in the This argument, when stripped of its , war zone. verbiage and' reduced to its naked I _ qualities, is nothing but the old plea : Five hundred men of the Central thai Canada has done enough and is ' Ontario Regiment Depot at Brantford entitled to sit blick and watch the ; wore presented with comforts' parcels Cnited States finish the war. This ignoble argument w-as largely employed in Parliament last year by those who resisted the Military Service .Vet. It had very little weight there and etil! less with the electors by the Women's Patriotic League ot that city. Geo. Haas, a German, who shot his stepfather after the latter had assaulted the former's mother, was acquitted when it was submitted to them at I at Montreal on the charge of unlaw the general election. It points to a | fui wounding, road which Canada will never take, j _ ~ unless she is prepared to forego the | jung Sam. ot Parrv Sound. Chinese proud position which she has won in ^ laundryman was found guilty last this war and at the same time pro-! week of the murder of his emplovor, claim tOithe world her readiness to ! Wong Jew. and sentenced to be hang-accept a German peace. i ed on August 2:; next. The intiled States, thank God. are putting men over the Atlantic as Vancouver is buying cheap fish. rapldlv as thev can ship" them after I Spring salmon at eight cents a pound, giving them elementary training. It. f'^'"- ^^'^^^^ at seven and Matcmenrs"'i.r Am;*r'lcan 'papers" can! �'her species of the finest tribe at be relied upon, there were nearly trora two cents to_tive cents. 700,000 American troops in France ^ , , . , , , bv the first of this month. 'During btriick by a piece of an emery whee the first ten day.-, of May. .10.000 Am-; J'^t burst suddeiib' ni the shops of erican troops landed in France. By; -A-rms, rong-W h worth plant ai July 1 it is predicted the United!'^"Siieuil. near Monti'eal, (..eorgo States forces in France will ,,,,.; ��Imond. 1?. 4icd within a few m^-ber 1.000,000 men. A special ties- i _ patch to the New York Times a day! ^ or so ago brought the interesting in- j . O'"", �f ,^'^";'-" ^ ^^''o ^"'s' formation that a considerable number ��' C onoy Islatid Sunday was a sol-of United States troops are now be-i'licr who visited the parks Incubator ing brigaded with the Canadians, n (baby show and remarked he had been was almost unnecessary tor the cor-!�n,' years. Miss E. Russel. of Quclph, Ont., iias been appointed principal matron of nursing sisters for .M D. 1^. An unknown man '.vas Idiled in an automobile accident I'J miles south o? Asquith. While rilling on tho tender he jumped and had his head crushed. Fines tor all minor offences in Dayton. Ohio, In caccss of court costs arc to bo turned over to tho city's war chest. A six-years' feud was ended when cx-Presldent Roosevelt and ex-Presl-dont Taft met and clasped hands In the lllackstone Hotel. Chicago. Percy Hagcl was arrested at Kln-caid on a chargt of drinking liquor in a place ot public accommodation ftt Lajord, Sask., last .March. .New reports oi a Gorman plot to destroy the Tanipico oil wells, from which the American and British navies draw a largo part ot their oil supplies reached tho state department. Officials are depending on tlie Mexican authorities to protect tho wells, as a large part of the Jlexican government's revenues are derived from oil taxes. ct of Franco where''^as been appointed to take charge re grouped, there are iVancouver military hospital in alstance may-and is confidently expected to-bring victory to the banners ot freedom. But if the other bel-llgerenta begin to think that they can afford to relax their efforts and let Uncle Sam do it, this war will end in the triumph of Prussia ..\nd all of theee nations, with respect to the effect ot its action upon United States public opinion, Canada can least afford to assume at this critical hour the role of a slacker. Every nation must put forth its maximum effort for the remainder of the war. Canada has obligated herself to supply 100,000 men this year. These With her throat slashed and lying in a widening pool of blood in a manger in a stable behind her home, Mrs. Minnie Brown was found in Toronto. The horrible discovery of the dead body was made by her husband a few minutes after his return from work. Despondency la given as the motive for the suicide. Nick Hosteniuk and George Schwab residents ot Winnipeg, were committed for trial in the police court tor seditious utterances. Hosteniuk is said to have declared that "when the MEN MORE VITAL NEED THAN FOOD. That part of the press of Canada still hostile to Union Government keeps on reiterating its criticism ot the Government for its drastic action In calling up men of 20, 21 and T2, into service, whether farmers or not, >and points to the grave poBBlbilily ot a food scarcity among the Allied nations. Surely the'present phase ot the German offensive on the western front with Parle as tho objective will servo lo show them the error of their reasoning. Tho Germans have tho men * iOT their- most determined pushes, and they are sponding them ruthlessly. The Allies can combat those great pushes only with men. Men are ab-tolutely the first consideration. Food le a second consideration. We cannot stem the Hun advance with masses of food. We can with masses ot men, so It we can provide the meii, stop tBe Oermans and eventually oyertbrow their misdirected power, then will the world secure the peace ifilk .Is, of course, one of the urgent-necessities of the : trans-Mlssiflslp'pi torrltorV^and The 24 Rev. Walter S. Mc.-\.lpine. formerly pastor ot the Delta Baptist Church near Brockville, has been taken oil tho strength of the Canadian Chaplain service with the rank of captain. Captain McAlplne enlisted as a private fii the 156th (Leeds and Grenville) Battalion and has been at the front for over a year, acting latterly a.s sergeant in a Labor Battalion, Under the allotment ot anthracite coal for the year ending next April, announced at Washington by the fuel adminiatration, the supply to the AVIATION GETS A BOOST IN CANADA Beanisvllle. Ont., .lune --Aviation in Canada, both in war and peace, was given a decided impetus Saturday, in connection with the visit to the aerial gunnery camp of the Royal Air Force here b'y the Duke of Devonshire, Governor General, with his party, and various other Canadians interested in aviation. The Governor-General, Sir Wm. Hearst. ColoneLtfl'.. Hamilton Merritt and others who : were present emphasized the great pos.sibility of aviation in the future. Brig.-Gen. lloare. commandant ot; tlie Royal Air Force in Canada, with 1 his staff, made the trip over Lake j Ontario in a tast armed motor lannch ot A new type, but returned to Lea side with the air squadron. NCREASEALL OF SOPERAN, PASTORS Kdmonton, AUa.. June 2.-The lay-^ men's association meeting in connec-1 tion with the Alberta Methodist Conference, at its session Saturday night, unanlnjoualy adopted a' resolution memorializing the general conference to launch a scheme to provide that ministers superannuated be paid a retiring allowance of $25 Instead of |12, as at present; and also to provide for the retirement (with proper superannuation) of all the general conference officers at the age ot 70 years. 'Sunday at the McDougall churcli. throe candidates tor the ministry were ordained. .N'orman F. Priestly, B. A., who has just returned from overseas; William V. Smith and John Nightingale. Methodist pulpits all over the city wore occupied by visiting ministers lo-day. ^AN AD A faces the gravest crisis in her history. Four years of war have taken from the Dominion a heavy toll in talent and labor, yet despite the shortage of man power, our Allies still depend on Canada to maintain her own* fighting forces at full strength and to increase her exports of food and war materials, so vital to them, and to the successful prosecution of the war. Every ounce by which Canada can increase her food production and every ounce Canada can save in her food consumption is needed for export to the Allies, ^asa* Should the war continue for another year, food cards and a rationing system may have to be instituted. It is the duty of Canada to be prepared for whatever situation circumstances may force upon her. It is quite probable that before the war is won our Government may have to place restrictions upon the occupations in which men and women may engage. In such an event the Government wishes to be in a position to render all possible assistance in keeping our population usefully and profitably employed. Registration Day, June 22n(l These conditions point to the necejsity of Canada knowing the exact capabilities of her men and women at home. .All persons residing in Canada, male or female; ' British or alien of 16 years and over, will be required to register on June 22nd and truthfully answer the questions set forth upon the registration card. It is not the Government's intention to conscript labour in any form, but to assist in directing it wisely, so that every. available unit of human energy may be utilized to the best advantage. , The information procured through registration will be used-as an aid to the Military Authorities in procuring the men necessary to maintain "Canada's First Line of Defence"-to mobilize all units of available labor in the Dominion and direct them from less essential to morp essential occupations-to establish and intelligently administer a system of food rationing should that become necessary. U IsBued bjr authori^jr of Canada Registration Board i ERE sick room. For' some patient* milk' forms the bulk of the diet, and condensed milk and beef teas do not meet the need. On board the Mercury and Comfort there is now a machine which manufactures milk in any desired quantity, although the ahip may have been at sea for. several weeks. This "mechanical cow" needs to be fed with a combination ot unsaltod butter and sklinmed milk powder, and it will give milk with any degree of butter tat which Is required. It also produces cream that will whip and the fluid which It yields laste^ like the beet quality of dairy milk and cream tTiat can belprocured ashore. It manufactures in 45 minutes about 15 gallons ol highly nutritious, cold, paa-tourlzod rallk, which needs only to be poured into nillk cans and put in the cold-storugo room, where it will keep just as long as fresh milk from a Jersey now. 'Bachelors on Alberta ranches should Instal one of these remarkable mH(;U!ueik southern and western .states has been entirely discontinued. The allotments to the central and northern States and Canada have been decreased and those to New Kngland and "Atlantic states Increased. Tho allotment for Canada In toua was not announced. Judge John C. Hogln, of the twelfth judicial court, In Kansas, has granted the petition ot Mrs. Zora ligg and her son, Raymond, for change of names. Tliey petitioned tho court to have tliolr names changed to Oarbor because the name Kgg proved an �'annoynncB and. hmnlllatloii In busi-ncBB and social ways," Tho son wanted tho action hurried bo tho name Garbor nilKhl appear on IiIh high school diploma instead oi" lOgg. About sixty persons', among whom weri! udnlts with children in their arms, were thrown to the ground when a stairway loading from tho street to a couple of fla,tB collapsed In Montreal whon tho Corpus (ihrLsti proceBKlon was passing opposite the Church of the BleHSOd Sacra-mout. Large crowds lined the street, and many' ot them occupied this stairway as a point ot vantage Jri;w wliicb to view the jirocesslofc . , ES City Commissioners Deluged With Them-May Raise Bill Board Tax matter was referred to Commlssiouer Grace for further action. A discussion as to raising the tax ou bill boards was settled by a request that the mayor write the city of Medicine Hat for their scheme. It was felt that tho billboard Company should pay at least ?100 taxes. Tho city of .Medicine Hat charges according to tho space used by the posting company. Some furtlier discussion as to the advisability of installing meters tor all water services took place. Commissioner grace believes It will take about $40,000 to inetal meters for all water services. Tho council hellpves the cost of meters could be secured by a monthly charge of 2'> cents to each customer. It is probable that an o.vhaustive report of the whole ; nter scheme will bo brought down shortly. S.J. CLARKE, PIONEER OF CALGARY, DEAD Calgary, June ;j. - Simon John Clarke, superintendent of the nation.il park at Banff, and one of the original sfcttitrs of what is now Onlgary. died .Saturday afternoon a: Ili.jhestei-, .\f;rn., wcore he was opprnteil on a week before for disorders of the bladder, Mrs. Clarke and daughter 'were with him at the time of death and one son, Lieut. .S. J, Clarke, Jr., who has been here on a two weelts'. leave of absence from duties In England, hurried to meet the ead cortege 'Ud will acompany the body of his father from St, Paul hero. Came With R. N. W. M. P. Mr .Clarke was a real ploneor oC Calgary as ho camo here with tho R; N.W.JI.P. and was in servico at.old Fort Calgary until the expiration ot his second term In 1882 at which time there wor.but five white men In Calgary and the only buildings Ihoso of the Hudson's Bay Company and I. G. Baker. .Mr. Clarke became a resident and In 1SS4 when the city was Incorporated was a .Tiember of. the original city council and the first chairman of police and relief. H0 was elected alderman In 1905, 1906 and 1907. In IDIO he was elected commissioner together with the present incumbent Commissioner Graves. Requests for salary Increases con-tine to pour in on the city council from tlu; variou.s' departments. Besides the request ot the firemen, which has not yet been settled, and the reqiiest from the members ot the I city assessor's staff, yesterday morn-j Ing the council received a requeat from the members ot the city treas-urer',4 staff. The request was laid on tho table along with those which are still to be settled. Tho reijuest from tho iLethbridge Automobile Club tor permission to have signs erected on 1st Ave ancl 14lh St. was granted. The niiiBter barbers wrote asking for an amendment to Bylaw .\o. ll(i, whereby all barber shops will close at six o'clock, oxcent on Saturdays and on tho evenings ot those days preceding luilidays when thoy will ro-maln open till 9.H0. On Wednesday.s during the summer they will close at i2,ao. The council i-ucelved word that Judge Carpenter, of the Public Utilities Commission, will be here next Friday to rllsciisH the araendraents to the act with the commlaBloiiers. Chas. I'oacock, socretijryof Local Miners' Union No. r)74'waited on the council to ask i\v,\l'ti. \ayi�\%Tlw be given for connectlM^ tho.rnii5em' new Ilhrai'y on 13th St.' N. with the water maiun, Th(! city UaU asked i'iiik "Sport Skirts" imd *WKi*e Ducks' -ill dcmaind Summer w Shoes V \ STYLES to suit every fancy-sizes to fit every foot-made on com-fprt-fitting lasts-and sold by the *v l^st shoe stores at priciss that make ' wearing H'Fleet Foot" a real summer economy. None genuine unless "^stamped " FLEET FOOT " on the sole. The best shoe dealers sell " Fleet Foot." CANADIAN CONSOLIDATED RUBBER CO. Limited HEAD OFFICE; lilONTBEAL 28 Service Branches throughout Canada ;