Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta
PACE FOOT ttbe letbbtibge letboriOfje, Hlberta DAILY AND'WtEKLY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Daily, delivered, per 'ly, by mall, per yfcar...... by mall, J'u TELEPHONES: Business Office RdltorUi Office............... 1" W. A. Buch.nnr, John TorrinM Manigiac Director Buslnesi llamse ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR It is not so very cheering, the news comes from the Russian front these days. The re-capture of Prze- mysl by the Austro-Germ'au forces was a blow to the Russians. Xoiv the cap- ital of Austrian Galicia. Lemherg, is Bald to be threatened .by. the Germanic forces. If this post is taken, too, most of Russia's work since the war open- en will be undone. Shortage of muni- tions is given as the real cause of the collapse of the Russian advance. In all other theatres of the war, however, the news, from the stand- point or the Allies, is most encourag- ing. Very substantial gains have beeu recently made in the Dardanelles. The generally. They aluo admit that their experience of tho past tow years would enable (hem to through an- other "dry" year, and set l'ro" bably not much of u yield, but a yield of some kind. Bven last year, In tho worst drought districts, crops as high as 15 bushels to tho acre were har- vested. Wliat was the reason. Luck! Probably it was. .but. the pract'.ce of proper 'farming methods IE the best ex- pianation. As we have said the great majority of our farmers came into the country with litlle capital. They a couple of bumper crops. Many of them lost their heads. They bought more land; they bought expenalve machinery; they invested in town and city real estate. They thought it was a coun- try where there would be nothing but good .years. Bad years came. Had they banked or safely invested their profits of other years, all would have been well with most of them. How- ever, with light crops or a coiupleite they com- failure, and payments to land, machinery and real estate, were, against to use a inon expression. What about the future? The adop- tion of proper farming methods: care- ful. husbanding of resources during good years, and avoidance of specula- tion, should guarantee a prosperous farming community in Southern Al- berta. A good crop for two years ought to place every farmer in easy financial circumstances. When able to face a bad year as successfully as the farmers of Kansas in 1913. recentiv maae in me JtaLs" are making a genera, advance farmers have fully benefited by the through Austrian territory, and away lessons of pastyears, theystould he up in France the German offensive has collapsed, and the Allies are gaining ground daily. The remarkable feat of the Canad- ian, A. K. J. Wnrneford, in bringing a Zeppelin to earth in Bel- gium, is worthy .of note, not only be- cause he is a Canadian, but because ha is also the first man to bring a Zep- pelin to the ground. The Dominion men are distinguishing themselves as never before. Premier Asqulth's announcement that the response to Earl Kitchener's call for recruits has been all that could be desired, a mnci more iatisfietory to tie Britiib. people than talk of contention. hope ii that compulsion win nftr be The. London Times has been barred from the St. Catharines public library on account of its criticisms of Lord Kitchener. Now will Lord Northcliffe shut up and be good. The Sitncoe Reformer puts the Ger- man reply to Uncle Sam very tersely and.effectively, when it say: "Stripped all the polite verbiage of diplomacy, kaiser Bill's reply to his friend lent Wilson, is an invitation to the United States To Go To SOUTHERN ALBERTA'S AGRICULTURAL FUTURE "Gloomy oracles have declared that portions of Alberta and Sas- katchewan were never intended to raise wheat. The lands that suf- fered from lack ot rain, last year described as part of the great American desert. The dry- season or' 1914 was represented as the first of a cycle of dry years. Tidirigs of the bountiful rainfall reported to President Rowland and Vice-president Rogers of the Imperial Bank were good newi. May rains prove that Canada a prairies are not part of the great American deaert on -which a show- er is to be the exception and dry the Tele- gram. No 'exception can be taien to this comment. tJng.uestionably Southern lost caite in the on ac- count of last year's drouth, and we -will need to deliver a couple of good crops before ire regain our prestige. We will do !t, too. The plelntiful moisture year augnrs well lor great crop; if conditions maintain the present standard, 1915 may prove to be the. .best year In our agricultural history. The eastern people must remember that this it a new country, populated with hundreds and thousands of peo- ple without much, if any. capital. Ontario has had crop failures In re- cent years in some of its oldest set tied and fertile sections, but they were not noticed by. the province at largo on account of the gauntly flourishing condition of the These farm era had been able to put by a goodls sum for the proverbial "rainy and consequently could face the one bad year with very little concern. Kansas, only two years ago, had a crop failure, hut iti farmers were in good circumstances, and there was no serious suggestion that because of an occasional crop failure, Kansas was -worthless as an agricultural state. Why, today Kansas'Is one of the wealthiest agricultural states in the Republic, and its. farmers possess greater wealth per capita than the farmers of any other state. The Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Ne- braska, Manitoba, the rich .Qu'Appelle Tailey in Saskatchewan- yes, even some of the garden spots of England; have had-crop failures.. No coun- try can expect to be blessed with for- tune year after year. Adversities must come, to us, and probably H is best that they do; Southern Alberta has had two failures, 1910 and 1914. It has had crops, large, average and small t in other year since its settlement We think it can be safely: laid that had tit larawrV conserved the pro. iltvof tie years; not burdened thefflMlves' with too much expensive machinery, and avoided land specula tlon, there would have been no need of government, assistance in 1914 Farmers make that declaration very According to the Toronto Telegram, taly is said to be deserving of the credit Mr. Churchill received for tae mobilization of the British fleet. Ger- many discreetly enquired in April of 19i4 as to whether Italy would fight with the Teutonic alliance, according to the terms of the Trip'ie alliance. Italy passed the word to Britain that war was impending, and Winston Churchill disguised a mobilization of the fleet in the form of the great naval review in July. A proposal for 1 great national mili- tary cemetery has been made to the government. It has been suggested that the bodies of Canadian soldiers who fall in. Europe should be brought back and buried in a great graveyard at Ottawa. There is much to com- mend, itself in this proposal. After the war, we must not forget the men who gave their lives that we might possess freedom. A great national cemetery would provide us with national shrine, -where we could a semble to pay tribute to the men, who served us nobly, and preserved for us the freedom, liberty and justice we cherish so much. People's Forum THE -LETHBRIDGE Mrs. Pollv Stroiles, aged 74. wants stan, of the Bell Telephone Co. Tor- TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1015 BENEATH THE TOIR n GOSSIPY LETTER BY GADSBY Ottawa, June is acute need of a Minister of Munitions in Canada wlio will speed the pquin- meiit of thc volunteers and take tlmt load off the Department ot .Militia. Humor baa it that not only do tin- men lack arms and uniforms hut that T thc pay car does not appear on time j and that many men are leaving on I that account. The soldiers do not oh- I iect to being heroes but they think it is worth at least n dollar len a day paid ou the nail. The Purchasing Commission, con- sisting of Messrs. Kemp, Lapcirie and Gait is supposed to take the place of a Minister of Munitions hut the criticism levelled at it is that the vis incrtiac is hard to overcome. Kv- ery working (lay it meets in llic Chateau Lauricr tea tea having uoen banished for more im- portant looks wise, opens tenders, examines papers ami gora through tlm mot ions of feverish activity, but what it accomplishes nobody knows, its deliberations lic- vory proiu'Hy a secret from the newspapers. Si. lar all it .seems to MADE IN CANADA gUMMERyNDERWEAR WHICH GIVES FULL COMFORT KLOSED KROTCH 1 WILLIAMS. GREENE BERLIN. ONTARIO RICKED UP IN ssiNCmm band, aged 82, at Evansville, Ind, Mrs. Elizabeth Claus, oi St. Tho- mas, received word yesterday that her son, Pte. Abner Claus, 1st bat- talion, had died oi wounds received at Langemarcq. received at Brant- the British army. Flavius L Brooke, Chief Justice of jn continuity of policy in the mat the Supreme Court o: Michigan, was tcr of buying supplies from Conserva- born in Woodhouse Township, Nor- tjve patriots solely. At any rate thc folk Countv, Ontario. Trinity Anglican Church at St Thomas was consecratd by Bisho this policy "i deadly stealth we had nut sn limr ago the sham shoes scun- ilnl. lliidainc 'iMuiuoiiiloii's three liun- drrd Ih-r rent, pills, Mil! rise and fall ol Caflanil, Jl.l'., who subsequently newspapers, no lar an came buck with a homier, tho: cx- havc done is to arouse Ihe impatience coiuimiiiiratinn ot Arthur OcWiH of Sir Thomas ShaiiKlincssy. who has j Foster and several other thrilling njl- sureestnl that the K. ViircliasinB I ventures, lint experience secmb to Department take over Itic job. Sir have taught Chairman Krmp nothing Thomas knows just how good the C. ami lie si ill goes on star-chambering P. R. Purchasing Department is and in spite uI thc Toronto 1 oil-gram suspects how bad any oilier pun-has-1 screams. in" department must be that hasn't! If Ilicie is any subject on which vears ol organization and experience I (he public is capable of advising the iii-hinrt il Commission it is shoes. The parlia- meniaiv imiuiiy let the people into Restricted by Politics most oi I he I ricks of the trade and Thc truth is thc Purchasing Coin-t imy manufacturer who submits u mission is under restrictions. It is a Mlade up ot glued splits instead one-sided commission answerable to a Of storm calf would lie brought up political party and is operating un- j jerk. Canada is pretty wise der these limitations. 11 docs as it is um, regard In "synthetic lea- told, not as it. lives, in spite of thc ther and other forms oi deceit and high-minded disclaimers on thc part almost any father of a family with of' the government thc patronage list shucs to buy can tell the Commis- is still valilf as thc Ten Command- they ought to gel for their inents and the Purchasing Commis- money. However, it is not the cue oi sion pays strict attention to it. Ill the Commission to accept fact there, is no use approaching the from anybody, so the Commissioii unless your name is on your case stands jnsi mat muvn uci-j Allies, rri'sumuniy LUIS uues nuu in- ter. elude the hundred and fifty millions Mr. Kemp, who was a member of'.being spent in Canada by the Cana- the Purchasing Committee for thc: government. It goes without Militia Department evidently believes saying lhat that particular, one hnn- :_ _ no l i cr in HIP inht- (jri'd and fifty millions will mostly irrigate- Conservative channe.ls of commerce but the other fellows ought to get an even break on the outside Commission sees the same methods in force as were, applied in the old iUi_i, worth. The Commission committee Which is (o say i! your I nothinsr, tp (lo with this bat no of Huron The church was jsn't the right color you don't doubt its moral influence is used to contract. Conservatives with sre that the' blessings fall into the pt-ill hiir m-ilFTS :iiifi ,-iirlil iil.iep Tin1 New York OlirchaK- aiuotc" command'oi the battalion, now dedicated' 38 years ago, and has just gct ajuugc. to been freed from debt. Ismail :d sol- utr yoi. Luiuacn, nrrtnzh Coc. reported i.ihe-r brook, died at Vancouver. E. Dunha ing to the statistics for Paris, there F were 1850 births in Hay, the tenth been trans- month oMto w.r with irred to Chilliwack. I Adams, reported kill- the province by local option. Edmonton crtizens will l.lely pro- Scheton liav 8, was well 1 were 109 city and 188 country fmir manning EUDS I0r IRe L .._ 4.L- ___t PO.C- and inspect for himself Jus't- one-third as many bartenders' licenses were granted at- the meeting oi the Manitoba license commission as were granted a year ago. This re- markable falling oB is said to be due both lo the 7 o'clock closing and the ousting of many hotels throughout the province by local option. There vide lour machine guns for the battalion. winnipeg and thc ,vest. OI- the Bank He was formerly chief inspector in O' ont Bay ses granted. Judge John A. Barton, 01 Strat- ford, has been made an honorary lieu- tenant-colonel. At one time he was Liberal member oi parliament for the p W Ellis, oE Toronto, was ot thc Queen c Com- appointed Chairman c Victoria Niagara Fall: ister, has offered his services in the Italian camoaien as a volunteer au- he ujlc to accompany his son to the t Beaudin, of the su-' front, the count is learning to be a REPLY TO J. W. McKEAN Editor of The Herald: our reply in, a former iss.ue of your paper to J. W. McKean, Cleric of the session, St. Andrew's church, we ignored the nasty reflections he cast at this organization, and at every abor organization in this city. We bought he had In a moment of haste used expressions he -would not have done had he had time to reconsider; conaequently, we gave him a soft answer, believing the old adage that 'a soft answer turneth away wrath." However, it has not had that effect with our friend McKean, as he comes right back'with a repeater. We did not ask McKean. or the church of t Fomtc uidite, cnlisi-pf! Word has been received at Kenora out W ales has tn sted oi the destruction by fire of the trarru-on .m IIKJ. iarre tie mills of Mr. D. L. Mathers, has granted him a at "Osaquau, near Ignace. with thc tec personal friend, of Genera! Hughes. He was defeated in a election in 1802 by the present of militia. Lieut. Harold G. Brunton, son gh- the Commission is anxious as the next man to see the war ended it cannot iorget that it had one hundred million dollars to spend and that all the patriot con- tractors on tile Liberal side arc en- titled to is the drippings. This prob- ably explains why the equipment oi F. RIDDLE HEADS SHELL COMMITTEE Ottawa. June Is stated that Alexander P.' Riddle of Montreal has agreed to accept the duty of fin- ancial director of the Canadian shell committee. General Bertram, chair- .iuij cAjjirtiua 4 rnmraittee Genera uertram, mmu- the soldiers lags hchmd the enlist- jomrm tee speak to ment to such an estent that the so Mawifarturere' associa- men o s diers ireijuently do not get their uni- forms until they have been weeks in camp in England. The Purchasing Commission would work belter, would gel more of a hustle on, and would distribute the war contracts the Canadian Manuracturers' associa- tion'.'Thursday next. He will also out- lino ihe opportunities which the nev- -r-ceasing need of ammunition affords la industries which may desire to em- bark upon the manufacinrs ot shells. it were a hi-partisan hoard in which hye- one side would- keep tabs on the oth- er. But this is a height of patriotic seli-abnegation which the Boruen government has not yet reached. In Major T. H. Bruuton, police magis- j spite of a burden which Premier Bor- trate for York county, has succumb- den complained of as "Thc greatest ed to wounds received on May 27. He i imposed on Canadian since was a native of Newmarket, served the Government has i- HI._ fnr a linlp and nr, .Ipcirp In KhnrR illC reSnOnSibilitV uarh upuii LUC _ and mp in S Sr Selection of Ihe shell com e aireuLiun ui Already .upward of shfclls have gone torn-aril lo Great Bn- i "ao uicn n, had both iew hours legs severed and Louis A. Merrill, vice-presi- dent of the Panama Exposition Com- mission of Utah anil a widely known agricultural expert, died of for that purpose. Tl...............- mas is the first Welsh non-conform- ist minister to join the army as a soldier. Another Stratford qtlicer has been chosen lor overseas service. Major J. oi thc Bank of. m IDE mOllm-CU pOUCC IUI A Hint, nu lu OIIUIL. went through the South African war. Sllvc with Hoyal Commissions Delect For numbcr Of years he was en- ed from thc party in power The list d in tBC rcal cstate business in of those commissions is a long one, Edmonton. 27th Lambton Regiment, has been dc- agricultural expert, uicu m offlccrs 10 accom- reSceived when ran pB an com- Grahame Walker, president of the Johnstcnc Walker Co., Edmonton, has received a commission in the sec- r ni tne Hank ot ond reserve battalion of the Glasgow ienior major of the Highlanders and expects to-ieavc lor- the front almost immEdiately. Mi. J. Grahame Walker is one of the old- admitted that the Hyies' 33rd Battalion overseas 01 women's dress this year improvement over last improvement, committee of the Ottawa district o[ the Women's Christian Teniperance Union, suggested that "dresses ol grown women he at least two inches longer than thc prevailing fashions first lime in the history of Columbia university, New York, a woman was a to De- gree nt doctor of laws year i COIlti cnt of the cxecutuc to act as a drafHor IhSr. raame timers of the Edmonton district, hav- come out to Canada his fa- ise Lee which he is a pillar to disassociate it- self from the dispicable action of clergymen and clerks of sessions who have been guilty of every crime in the calender; nor did we point out to lim that these instances of crime are leing recorded from day to uay in our press. We did not tell him that some jf the temperance people In this pro-1. flr ylnce, including clergymen, have ap-1 young men were received i preached papers in this rovince and with the ministry at told them that if they did not publish i )lic Methodist conference, temperance .campaign propaganda names being H.. Bosomwortn, free of charge, they would have said rj A II S. Bird, B.A., James -ree nt oco Schurler founder of the State Ulan- tics Aid' association and originator of the first American training school for nurses, was chosen lor that hon- or. into papers boycotted out ot ciistencG after July 21. We did not te.U him that n A M. Ponich, S. A. Hat- Taylor, Frcdenck Jirty 21. We did not tell him tuat ciiri jj-A__ Thos. Taylor, DTCOCI temperance people have taken adrcrv U Wcod'wo'rlb, IJ.Sc., John-L. Wright- Using away from many newspapers in anli fjco p Oenyes, thc latter hc- the province because the papers soldlj 'in absentia. One of them, Mr. adverting sace to opponents of the ponich. is an Austrian by birth, and Liquor Act. We did not tell him that U of members of his church would be pained and: indignant at the conduct of his temperance friends. Neither did we ask any advice; when this or- ganizstion wants any advice from Clerk of the Session MoKeau we will let him know. Yours truly, P. SMBAD, Brewery Worker. a the Greek Orthodox church in his earlier days. After com- ing to this country ho worked with a railway construction gang, hut gra- dually improved his position until he was able to graduate from Alberta College. Although not conversant j with the Knglish tongue ou his ar- rival iii Canada, no now speaks the language -fluently. expeditionary force. Mr. W. .Jonnstone 'the Caiia- Walker, founder of the Johnstone Walker store, in 1883. THE ITALIAN -BATTLEFRONT o tose commssion is a the name of the commissioners gion, and tile amount ol nionev ine> run into annually is in six figures, but that story will keep. It has no place here except 'to emphasize thc fact that the commission with the biggest job ol the lot expends a half of its time sucking its thumb and the otlier' half .seeing tliat only the right kind ol fingers. get inlo the pic- Secrecy Lonf) Suit Its long 'suit is secrecy, though what military -object is to be attain- ed i.y not telling the people now vvhat kind of shoes. are called for and how much is being paid for pills is lard to understand. As a result ol The Scotch Service Popular for. 50 Years Montreal to Glasgow 22 ..'CASSANDRA ?7 .......ATHENIA w ,laye Grado, a favorite .bathing g has also been made toward Oorz. .The The JUllLi advance eastward br.teunchlng folres south the Ploccken POM, Excellent cabin and _-. commodation. Kates and respectively. "Carries cabin passengers only. These steamers are twin screws, and arc large, comfortable and very stoailv at sea. Service throughout is "Donaldson" Standard. For rates and other Information apply to any rail- road, steamship agent or H. E. LIDMAN, General Agent Winnipeg, 349 Main St. Ph. M. 5312. Vancouver, 531 Granvllle Street THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE CAPITIIL, _RESERVE FUND, SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits- of and Careful attention is given to every account. Small welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail. Account! may be opened in the names of two or more with- to nude by any one of them or by thc survivor. w21 Lethbridge Branch R. T. Bryniner, Mgr.