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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDfiE DAILY HERALD Dccalb HlDcrta OA1LY AND WEEKLY Subscription (delivered, per week bally, delivered, per year by mall, per year by mall, per year i TELEPHONES Business .Ofrtco 1252 'Editorial Office 1324 John TomnM Business Munager s W. A. Buchanan i Managing Director Your King and Country need you right nowJ AROUND THE CIRCLE THE WAR The Russian offensive Is sweeping at a tremendous rate. The en-! brilliant fight of his fleet. Thero wan an air ot much of a wel- come for the men who have tor ty months .kept Britain mlstreo of the seas, aud carUinty not a welcome such would have been granted had the Admiralty not been so careful to be too truthful.' How different In Germany! There the truth known yet. The Ad- miralty announced a great victory over the British fleet. Flags were flying from every holidays .were i declared and Kaiser BUI made oue-of his characteristic" speeches. Since I hen the truth IB beginnlnc to leak j out aud the German people are learn ng that "he who laughs last laughs j best" German naval ports are nil blockaded against everyone but the naval reserves and mechanics, who are being rushed in to make repairs on the battered remnants of the fleet. Reluctantly the German admiralty has tbeen forced to ..admit the. loss of the war vessel larger than our Quien Mary. Other admissions are beiuf wrung from Berlin by shear weight of evidence on the part of the officers of the' British fleet and by (the clamor of German people at home -tire Austrian line over a front of near-; _ _. t. mt_ jy 100 miles has brofcen, and it is ex--I {to Know the extent of the losses. The Germans are learning, too, that the ipected their whole front will be t blockade has not lif ted-not tveloped by the new movements of the Czar's forces. One dispatch has it all the Austrian armies are pre- i even jarred. They see long months jof them in the i paring for a general retreat and that i face and depression is taking the -_ place of victorious celebrations. The iLemberg is again in danger. The J3- 'German fleet on Berlins own admis- fcapture of an additional 13.000 men! nnn fsions lost tons of fighting ;is announced from _. _ __ strength as against some tons The French line at Verdun has been ipierced at one print by the terrific ff ol the Germans, according to alonf ear, for much hotel accommodation will beta sergeant, a year, for a sergt i needed then as now. In view of the J major, a year; for a master gun- ilact that the better hotels of the city are now overtaxed to meet-the de- mands of the travelling public, it ia plain to he seen that something'will have to be done either to keep the present hotels open or to provide other accommodation. The hotel and the bar have been no long associated In this province that it is hard to consider the hotel with- out.its adjunct, but in other provinces where liquor has been banished the question of accommodation for trav- ellers has adjusted itself satisfactor- ily and it will here. What we must guard against is any chance that the. process ma> take too long Tins is the work of the Board of 'Trade assisted by the local council of >the Commercial Travellers. ner, a year; for a warrant offi- cer, a for a lieutenant, a a captain a for major, 9 year, for a lieutenant colonel, year, for'a colonel. "HE LAUGHS BEST WHO LAUGHS LAST" British naval officers echo th of other British men >n high, places who deplore the frankness of (the Admiralty in telling of the British i losses in .the Jutland sea fight, while leaving the facts of the German lossea 'too much, to conjecture. .Probably H a justifiable error In judgment, 'but the fact remains that the impres- ;sion that v.e had suffered a reverse first got fixed in the minds of the peo- ple, and that impression is going to. be hard to eradicate. One Montreal came out with great headlines, British, Four German Vessels .Sunk in North Sea Fight." That's the it went out to the people first; the impression of defeat still lingers though, the facts of the battle are such that we should have celebrated a though Sari-en victory Admiral Jelllcoe noted tins depres- and for a brigadier gen If married, an addition -and I want to compare the Old scale for JBarried men with the that .we recommend. On the scfde M It on the 3ret of Au- gust, 1914, a private, if married, re- a year. Under the scale we submit a private receives Under the old scale a sergeant receiv- ed under our scale he receives Under the old scale, a sergeant- major received J612; under our, scale ie receives Under the old scale a lieutenant received under our scale he receives f 720 We, however, draif no distinction between married and single men. We have not ia any sense reduced the amount that fa laid to the married soldier; we have increased the amount that Is'paid to ihe single soldier, bringing It up to the same rate as paid to the mar- ried In case a man returns totally help ess the pension commission may in- crease the annual pension per annum. Those entitled to pensions are di- vided into six classes as follows: man -who is totally disabled receives a year, and if he is to- tally h el pi BO far as attendance on his physical wants is concerned, the board nay make, subject to annual re view, a further grant not exceeding 1250 a-Tear. "Total disability is regarded at 100 percent Of-.total disability, the mat- ter will have to he worked out by the pensions board, the only examples would be these: loss of both'eyes; loss of both hands, or all fingers and thumbs; incurable tuberculosis; loss of both legs alt or above the knee; joint, insanity, permanent extreme! leakage of valves of heart Class 2. Two'hotels and two houses burned at Harcourt, N. S. R. .M. Connely, well-known lumber- man of St. John, N.; dead. The Fraser estate at Fredericton, N. B., will erect a fine new hospital. Bassano threatens to sue Calgary for sewage into the Bow Rn C. B. AlacMichael, a prominent and popular citizen of St.-John, B., is dead. Richard J. Cashman fqr forty-five years an employee of the, Toronto Globe, died suddenly. AVm. .Rossborough, former alderman at Fredericton, N. B., is dead.. He was a prominent Orangeman. Flight Sub-Lieut J, Huseel Cham- berlin of Toronto, land. j killed jn Sydney McLarren, 'formerly cashier for the steamsb.jp firm of Furaess, Withy Co, Is miasmg? Gtin. Booth, of thp Salvation army, will make a trip to Western Canada, this fall Capt. Harold .Wv A, Foster, son of :he late W. A, Foster, Toron- to, was awarded the military cross A lad, Percy Wilson, ion of Alonzo Wilsou, near Brjghton, Ont, while driving cows to was killed by a troop Colors were presented to the 160th Battalion at Ghesley and iis funds were augmented hy gate, re- ceipts at the" park. James Codere of Chatham believed to be a discharged soldier of the 70th Battalion, was drowned it Is thought through suicide, at Windsor, Ont Princess Patricia Chapter, I ODE London, Ont, raised by a tag day for a fund to provide educational facilities for blind soldiers, returning Charged with assaulting Mayor W J Elliott of ingersoll, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of ex chief of police, A. W, Gummerson Rev E F Chandler, B A B D af- ter a pastorate pf five, Or- mond, Ont, has accepted a call to Im manuel Baptist church, Oshawa. Pte H R a well known young roan of St George, died in St John, N B ol pneumonia and meas- es. Rev Henry W Teyera, North Head, Jranrl Manan, went overseas as a private He la now reported dead 'of ounds. L I At the Salvation Rescue Home in Toronto a six-mouths old child, Johi [Nelson McLean, was smothered to i death in bed by its mother rolling ovei on him. The Rev.. IV. B, Baker, ofColborne street church, Brantford, has accept ed the unanimous invitation of Wesley Church Toronto, to become their pas tor for .Conference Year 1917. Miss JIary Cummins, for many years matron of the Villa -Or- phanage and daughter of the late Capt. Jas. Cummins, died in St. John's Newfound laud. Lieut. J. Narcisse Cartier, an avi- ator with the British forces, who brought down a German aeroplene after a thrilling fight feet in the air is a son'of Dr. A, P. Cartier, of St. Hyacinthe A pamphlet has been issued' by a prominent church unionist in the person of Rev. Prof. W. G. Jordan, of Queen's University Kingston, "who ex- presses his belief that a mistake was made in pressing a continuance of the discussion during ttie war. The American-Russian chamber of commerce, has received information that members of the Russian -cabinet have decided after a conference in Petrograd, to make preparations for the construction of miles of rail- roads; in Russia within 'five years. The late Lord Kitchener had. two sisters in America, Lady Gillespie of San Diego, CaL, and Mrs. Keith, Vid- ow of Lieut-Col Keith, of the King's Guards whose home is m Victoria, B C., but who is probably now in. Cali- fornia. Jos. D. White and Jos. Polrier, of Sydney, N.S-., rescued two men from drowning; they have to their credit the saving of six men during the year Rev. Father Reuouf spoke In the cathedral at St. John's Nfld., Vast week for the first time, though he had been attached to the archdiocese for nearly twenty years. Lieut-Col, Buller, who was repqrtec killed the other "day, was the last ol the former staff of the Duke of Con- naught with the exception of Brigad ier-General Lowther remain in ac tion. Col. Farquar, Col Bulier, Major Rivers-Buckeley and Caotaln >ewton have been killed. General Lowther and Capt. Graham have been wound ed, the latter senousiy, and Capt Bos- cowen is a prisoner, and .all of the original officers of Canada's moat fam; ous infantry unit have now been kill ed or wounded just to sit ijear nini. An impression had got abroad somehow that Allison wua a miraclo worker, that lie had found tho gold at the rainbow's end that his divining rod invariably locat- ed hidden treasure, iu short that he had tremendous somewhere with somebody and that he 11 good man to; get next to. Colonel John Wesley Allison seems to liavo realized his speoiar gifts'him- self. At all events he cashed in on them to the extent of sharing com- missions with many grqups and cp.m- binatlons, said groups and combina- tions doing all the work of landing or filling contracts while the Colonel provided' the influence. Let nobody- underrate this influence of the Col- onel's. '_ 'Without it no contracts de- tached themselves from the parent stem. With it contracts fell Into one's ap like overripe cherries. It was ,he Colonel's job to shake the tree and shake It he did, well and often. Whence did this wonderful Influence of the Colonel come? Was it born with him or did he have it thrust upon ijni? he such an outstanding igure that the British, Russian, French and Canadian governments simplj tiade a grab for him or did his name lave tq be mentioned to them? Why his sudden confidence ou the part three great powers in a tin colonel unknown to fame save as Sir Sam's evidence before the Duff- Ueredith Commission does not go into j hese matters, but it is an interest- ng subject just same. Suffice 't to say that Colonel Jolm Weslej las had a wonderful and meteoric areer since he first blazed on war's orizon two years ago. Like Minerva rom Jupiter's, brain ;he seems to have teppod" forth full-armed anil been a usiuess success-froru the start. Nothing occurred at any stage of the ame to contradict Colonel Allison's tatemeiits that he could deliver the opds. Shortly after the war started iere was that little affair with the tatadiau In. which Col, Alison was all to.the mustard. Not nly did he succeed in selling the Htitia 'Department of Canada "Colts evolvers in wholesale lots at ach more than retailers could get lem for in lots of two, but the CUB oms bars at Morrisburg'were reinov d so as to let them and certain other argalns of a similar- character Thus Colonel Allison with- his ivn hands, single and 11 that the reciprocity movement had ailed to do in the tar- ffi barriers, lowered them moreover .it .The. Colony was taking coiimilaaione going and cuinlng he wan hand 'In' with rollicking binds of war :iirorUperu in at least nvo countrlu8 und Sir Sam didn't kuow Hpythlng about U. Can you beta like that? Una ami the Lion tiav'o nothiup on Sir -Snm and his Jolm' According Wesley A UUon'a evidence he- was partner in a u'umbor of, aspementB" to .take all thftjtv was; A coming to. 'thein. including! the aKreomeut" between a'nd 'Lign- signed, but' wlilch wias carried ottl; agree- It-'is'-feeuerally fyragroe- men t1 to skin a louse for Its iride1 and at gentlemen' act'idylsed- carry out lu'e'aifrepinent. ft. well- million dol- lars bstirsen them was a genuine sur- prise. the same thing on the farm. Burprige hen always voices sheflajs an egg H. F. Gadsby, Many families high in the peer age are mourners as the result of the North sea battle, Rear-Admirar the Hoo. Horace Lambert Alexander Hood who went down with tbe battle cruiser was the son and heir qf Viscount Hood. Lieut-Commander ?eilding was a son of the of Den- bigh, Midshipman Bernard Bailey was a aon of Lord Glanusk, and Lieut Al- jernon Percy was a nephew of the 5uke of Nortnumoerland The com- nander of the torpedo boat destroyer Nestor, Commander Edward Bingham was a son of Lord Clanmorris, Midshipman Cecil Molyneux a son of the Earf of Sefton 1' In .the .face .of a government that had aid, "Never, no never .will we do such Is it any wonder that the obacco Crowd and the Wall Street all the other, crowds with ieir mouths waterVig over there In ev." York looked on and said "Alli- in's the man for our- money' Then there was that little affair of ie, defective cartrldgesT-Tthree. mil- on rounds of 'em bought by Allison r a thousand 'arid 'sold for :5.00 thousand the British Ad- Iraltj the great Vickeis cqni any lirna brushed Allison as negotiating that This ems to have been one case when Al- soa took in no middlemen. Two out in this me Brjhsn Admiraltj s confidence in tho defective" cartridges and the British. Admiralty's confidence Iri Col. John Wesley Allison who was selling 1 them. It only goes tp show what a charm _-tbe Colonel exercised. It isi-inot necessary to go behmd the'Colonel's evidence before the Duff- commission to show that Colonel John Wesley Allison was just as strong with the Russian and the as he.was with tne British and Canadian If his own words.are not to be misconstrued, he had considerable to do with the Rus- sian for eighty million dollars' worth shells which is now being filled in Canada. At all events lie seems'to have horned in on the com- missions. The Colonel's say-so would appear'to be as. effective'In "Petro- grad as it was at the Horse Guards In Whitehall That a man of Colonel John Wesley Allison's modest size should be so distinctly seen by wgr bureaucrats the world over is noth Ing short of marvelous. ---What does Qr. Watts "The mind's the treasure of the man." What a mind Colonel Allison must to bp vis- ible long distances! ,It seems a pity that after all these wonderful performances with, foreign governments ihe Colonel should write himself down as leas than the super-patriot Sir Sam described him to be According to Sir Sam the Col onel waa exercising fns "wonderful ippll on foreign war offices for noth ng'less his.expense, bills, but accord- ng to the Colonel his snell cost any hing from ten per cent up mark that Sam doesn t know June 9. At the last abinot meeting before the St. Louis onvention President Wilson and his advisors today went over details of a platform for the Democrats and dis- cussed the proposed platforms of the and Republicans. The president's draft of planks 'will be completed tpniorrow Todav he carefully examined) the plaUorni adopt ed by the 'Republicans and one ap- proved- by- the" resolutions committee of the convention Mem bars' of the cabinet who discussed the subject ihe president said they considered the' Republican platform "Innocuous.'' and declared that the Democratic; -platform will1 be more Sejectitfri of a chairman nf the De- SATURDAY, JUNE 15c c-acli 2 FOR 30c; your dealer V Starched and light weight A NOVELTY IN TO OKE COLLARS Admitted tfie test quality and best fitting; in Canada TOOKE BROS.. LIMITED MONTREAL. Donaldson Line The Service Sailings PROPOSED SUMMER fSATURNIA June 24 "ATHENIA July 2 T July 15 pasauigera onli Rate oO ICnrneh