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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FQUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TESDAY, JUNK IB, MM Cbe fcetbbrfoge fceratb e, alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Dftlly, delivered. per year..... 14.00 by per year...... by mall, per 1 TELEPHONES; Business Otftco 125 Editorial Office............'..-- r" W. A. Buchinin John Torrano llanaBini Director Businesi ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR Tho revival of the Russian offensive has made the capture of 'Lemberg, the Galician capital, by the Teutonic forc- ss a very indefinite proposition, in place of an immediate danger. Yes- terday's dispatches even went so far as to that ,the movements on this important point bad been aband- oned. The Belgians have won a victory in their own country by a successful drive against the Germans, who fell back a considerable distance. The Italians are experiencing their first great conflict along the River Isonzo, the crossing or which has been stubbornly resisted by the Austrian forces. In the Dardanelles, considerable pro- gress recently has been made by the AiHed forces, although the Turks claim within the past few days to have repulsed the British attacks with heavy losses. FINDING U9E FOR FLAX FIBRE It is of much interest us here where flax-raising has been success- ful in past years, whether use can be made of the Has fibre for manufactur- ing purposes. This is a matter that has been seriously considered in the past, but vary little headway has been made. The Saskatoon Board of Trade in- terested itself In the problem, and got into communication with the Min- ister of Trade and Commerce. Sir George-Foster, in a letter to the Sas- kfcioon organization, among other things, said: "The real difficulty is in the prepar- ation of the fibre after it is grown. The labor costs, under present condi- tions of preparing the fibre for after processes, mate it very difficult, it" not impossible, to carry on the indus- try in the west. If it turns out .that by; means of mechanical processes, now being experimented with, the cost of labor can be greatly reduced, then tie problem will be largely solved, jiarticularly so long as the present high prices are maintained, or feept in any way nearly equal to the present level. "A Scotch dealer and worker in flax fibre has been for several months in Ontario, and uss been making inquiry and maturing plans to bring into our country the process which, has- been used formerly Jn Belgium, and he has made some progress in his plans. "There are two or three other in- Tentions which are still ia the experi- mental stage, though said to be prom- ising; If any of these tirove success- ful, much of the difficulty in the war aV present will be removed. Then, again, I am told that care will have to be talten both as to quality, oi the ieed and also as to the conditions of ciilti- .yation. In this respect the minister of 'Agriculture proposes this year to make experiments on some of the "TFestern farms and this, I think, fa probably that can be done for the present season." Evidently, we will soon find out the Fusibilities of flax fibre in this trj The experiments to be made, if seriously followed up, should iead to a being evolved for the.-use of the fibre. use of this product would mean the creation of a great industry in western Canada, as as the encouragement of flax- rataing. banker, mechanic, tradesman or schol- but the for the three appointed years into the camp to bo disciplined to arms; nnd Prussia's policy is an effort to drap the world back three hundred Sho Is the jjrcnt military outgrowth, the abnormal monstrosity of the nine- teenth century." What Prussia was then. It Is even more so today under Kaiser She is the abnormal monstrosity of the present century, too. KING VIOTOU EMMANUEL OF ITALY AT THE HEAD OF HIS BUCJIMKNT President Hlbben ot Princeton, at n conference of American IH'.VOC'UP? of world-wide pence, declared that us a nation tlie United States "is looking into a future that is dark and mys- terious" and that "though we may pro- perly make great sacrifices for peace, if we sacrifice what wo ought not to. the peace thus bought becomes for us j the veriest torment of a living hell." Xo truer words -could be uttered, j Peace, -we all would like to see it brought a'peace for Hritnin that wotfd mean the sacrifice ot" any of the valued privileges of British citi-! zenship cannot be thought of. We are j struggling for the right; wi> believe great principles are at stake, and we vill fight to the bitter end, rather than iacrifice any of the principles iuher- j ent In British r.ule. At the opening of the Constitutional for Xew York State, it was found there was not a clergyman on hand to offer the invocation, so tlihu Root, the eminent American states- man, who is chairman of tbe couven- tion filled the breach. The Toronto Sunday World relates the incident as follows: When the Constitutional Conven- tion of New York State assembled a few days ago, no clergyman was on hand to make the usual invocation. Naturally everyone looked to the chairman, who happened to be Hon. Elihu Root. Mr. Root had probably never before been called upon to pray in public, but he seems to have done very we-'- The prayer had the one great merit of brevity.. Here is -what he said: 'Almighty God. guide us in our de- liberations. Make us humble, sincere, and devoted to the public service. Make us wise, considerate of the feel- ings, the opinions and the rights of others Make us effective and useful, for the advancement of Thy cause, of ce and Justice and liberty in the world.' "In Canada our parliaments dispense jvith a the Speaker reads a prescribed prayer: In Ottawa the public 13 rigidly- excluded; while the Commons are. at their devotions, bat there is no such rule in our Ontario legislature. Tee prayer, by the way, must have been written many years ago for use in the British House of Commons, and could lie improved by revision. Perhaps some Canadian statesman will yet lead na in prayer. .Wonder it Canada has a..statesman could have met the situation as capably as Mr. Boot? BICKED UP IN SSINGCIZ: THE BUSY HAN Wm. of Alexander, has :THAT P.OST OFFICE CLOCK: Becurtained and dim is the hole in the tower. Where the Post Office Clock should be; no man can tell the day or the hour, the face of the clock we shall see. Something is wrong with the is clear, Still no one appears to know what; Though the papers announced one evening last year. That the glass had all sono to pot: It's a pity it's so for the aspect is crude, And the tower has a woe-begone air; And a stranger to town is prone to he rlldp. When he looks for a clock that ain't there! We nrc told, there's a tell, but it's never been tolled. Tlioun'1 we eagerly wait for its chime; And wp can't help the thought that the clock-making man. Is probably stalling for time. Buchanan was said in n press interview, To declare the annoyance lie But assured the reporter the fault wasn't due, To some Grit getting into the wheels! But we really. believe that one of these days, Our people will get quite a shock; When they find in response to their wondering gaze. Not a hole in the tower-but-a-ciock! People's Forum PROHIBITION AND NON-EMPLOYMENT To the Editor ot The Herald: sometimes hears it said, by way of objection to the movement for the prohibition of the litiuor traffic, that numbers of mea Will be thrown out of employment. This is on a par with the old say- ing, so familiar through many years of agitation against the evils of tbe drinking customs ot" our people: "Think of the loss of revenue that will result from the overthrow of the liquor The same kind of thing ivui. traffic Tne same kma or- mints keen electJd grand master oi the (0 be said in sonic Lodge, oi Manitoba. _tUm with the agitatlon against the T. W. Dempster, Victoria, has been wjjeli noble-hearted men [elected grand master of Grant womell denounced the disgraceful Lodge ot" Oddfellows of B. C. j connectjon Of the British government St. James Methodist church, Mont-j with a traffic that was destroying in real' has been made an institutional. body and soul appa'liing numbers of church with a permanent pastor. the Chinese. But when, at last thor- Miss N'ola E Matheson, daughter 1 oughly aroused, the government of of Archbishop JIatheson oi Winnipeg, that vast people felt that at all costs will enter the foreign mission field, the millions must _ be from The next meeting oi the Montreal Methodist conference will he held in OUR POINT OF VIEW How'long will .the iv-ar last? What Anas think' La- fayette Young of Iowa, recently- re- turned from Germany and Austria, v "I think that the'war will last for a or more. They are preparing for it to that long at least in Ger- many, and Austria. In 'Berlin and Vi- enna I saw teams, going through the streets hauling overcoats to-be worn .by tha soldiers in. next winter's cam- paign. It is evidently going to lie a long, long way, and Kitchener, when the war broke out. knew what he was talk- ing about, when he predicted a three- war. Phillips, the noted Ameri- can pubVcilt, may back in expmwd fell opinion of Prussia: iocs.Prussia represent? She reprweuls the re organized feudal sys- of the nineteenth century. She is a power marshalled into form by (he one ot courts and' 'soldiers. Shi it not a nation: she Is an army. Her great public schools and all her lifo have a great, ir not primary, purpose in the design to make men sol- 4Iers. Ejrery man at the effects of the terrible poison, the Bri- tish government, to its everlasting credit, decided of revenue connection with the evil must cease. Doubtless this action resulted in temporary loss of employment in the case of some, but what was that in comparison with the higher consid- erations involved? We all understand that, when Rus- sia's government arrived at the as- tounding decision that vodka must go, it was perfectly well known that at first numbers of men would be thrown out of employment. But it was equal- ly -s-ell known that before long the situation would he gloriously changed for the lasting benefit of the people, industrially and in every other re- spect; and already the reports of good accomplished read like a France too, is not deterred from resolutely grappling with the absinthe curse by the fact that temporarily numbers" of her workers will lose their present employment. She feels that in view of the benefits achieved the short-lived inconveniences to be suf- fered are not worth a thought. The fact is, that at last the civilized ________ _____ world is being compelled by the stern Maritime Coal, Railway and Power j of events to see liquor traf- company's plant at the Joggens mine, fic jn jts true colors. The thinking near Amherst, N. S. j peotfe of the world are realizing that Falll. All the brick for the new S260.000 armory at Calgary will be made in Medicine Hat. One version of the King of Greece's illness is that it was caused by an attack made on him by the queen. Brantford police have endowed a cot at the Canadian base hospital in England, Fire wrecked the roundhouse of the Canadian railway at Owen Sound. The blaze, it is believed, ori- ginated from crossed wires. After five weeks' illness, Charles H. Connor, city solicitor of St. Catharines, during the last 16 years, is dead. Fourteen more licenses were cut oft by the Manitoba License commission- ers, making 17 this year. Thirteen of these were in Winnipeg, most ot them being small houses, little bet- ter than saloons. Harry Gibson ivas instantly killed and a dozen nien seriously injured by the breaking of a rope' lowering the workmen's trolley to. the pit in the In Canada nlone 5000 die every year as a result of tlierdrinking habits of the people. Is this to go on7 No! A thousand times No! Then think of the suffering caused by the unsatisfactory labor of num- bers whose -lack of steadiness and re- liability is the fniit of their use of liquor.. As one who has worked am- ong artisan populations in various dis- tricts in England and. on this contin ent. I know whereof I speak. This j talk of the loss of work that would follow the prohibition of the 'liquor traffic is nothing but a "cry." These are not the days in which this kind of thing sounds good. Our brave lads are going out in thousands to make the supreme sacri- fice, ready to lay down their lives for Empire aiid liberty and righteousness. If we are to be worthy of having our names mentioned in the same street with crowds of the finest men of our time whose blood enriches the soil of Prance, let jis stop this childish ta'ik about the temporary trouble that ivil! be caused by the necessary re-adjust- ments that will have to be made, and let ns do something to rid the Empire of the curse of its dram-drinking. It is our great privilege and our solmen duty to bund up in this :fair West a nation free from the age-long evils of the home-lands. We want con- ditions that will make it safe for our children to grow tin here. Let the shadow of the saloon be chased from our midst. We cannot reach the desired goal as ..uickly or as completely as we wish, but is that a real reason.--why we should not "vote dry" on July 21? The opponents of prohibition can- not have it both ways. They do not wish to see the use of liquor absolute- ly abolished, and yet they argue ag- a'lnst the proposed Liquor Act because it is not so drastic as the friends of sobriety would wish to see it! As the Irishman would say: "If we cannot no our best, let us do the best we D4VID ROSS. MAP SHOWING FORTS OF.PRZEMY8L RELIEF FOR WEST Ottawa, Ont., June Minis- ter of Finance, toaay. said that the Dominion government, since August last, had advanced .for the purchase of seed grain lor settlers in Saskat- chewan and Alberta, and for relief to settlers in the drought- stricken districts. making a total of is expected thi'i further amounts' will he paid out on these accounts before the' fall, and to cover the probable additional ex- penditure, will he required. The three rings of defences are indicated on fills map. The outor forts. and tile enemy first, silenced, are in the sector indicated 'by the arrow. The Germanis allies broke through nt this point. and took Dunkowoczki. Prize Essay on the British Navy While loading a car at West Toron- to with tubes of acetylene gas used ior marine buoys, Frank Ryding and Mark Gratham were badly injured by the explosion of one tube. Two Grand too long have the ravages of intoxicat- ing liquors gone on unchecked. Employment? Yes, there has been much employment for undertakers engaged In making Trunk cars and the freight shed were 'coffins for thn bodies of men killed blown to pieces. The Gurncy drink; for doctors engaged in try- had manv windows blown out. Tho ling to patch up constitutions injured total loss was J10.000. ior ruined by drink; for nurses In nnr Negotiations which have been endeavoring to ameliorate nroeress tor a few weeks, looking to j the condition of patients driven In- the Bcqnisltion hv the government ol isane by drink; tor weary-hearted moth- the Lake Superior branch of the Grand Trunk Pacific arc virtually ended. On. account of the bonded in- debtedness of this branch being com- plicated with that of the main line, a purchase outright was found im- practicable. In place of it a long.lease U facing arranged. ers struggling to provide for the needs of children whose fathers have been broken or murdered by drink; for brave men and women toiling hard in our large centres of population to help the thousands for whom life has been made harder by the terrible prevalence of indulgence in.strong drink. The following essay on "The Brit- ish written by Alice Hardie, of the entrance grade of Central school, was one of those to take prizes in the recent essay competi- tion oi the Alexander Gait Chapter, I.O.r.E.: "Britannia needs ril'i bulwarks, No towers along the steep, Her march is o'er the mountain waves, Her home is on the deep." How true is this quotation 1 How proud we British people can be 1 Our navy is the best in the world not only for its superior strength anu size hut also for its long existence. Our navy ically originated when the northmcn iuvudcd England, but it was only for purposes oi protec- tion and it never became really or- ganized until Alfred the Great came to the throne. Oi all Allreil's acts, this one concerning the navy- has been oi the most importance to the British people during these later years. Its supremacy was iirst. won 'in the reign of Elizabeth, 15SS, when fight small English vessels defeated! the "Invincible belonging to Philip oi Spain, which consisted of one hundred and thirty vessels. The Armada was so badly defeated, that out oi the one hundred and thirty, only fifty-three vessels return- ed to Spain. Since that day Great Britain has retained the title of "Mistress oi the Seas." Many na- lions have disputed her right to that I title, but all unsuccessfully. The Dutch fleet under Van Tromp tried to change matters-hut. failed. The; French tried desperately and in the t Famous battle of Trafalgar, where that great hero Xclson was slain, all French claims were silenced. At the present time the Germans, urged on by Kaiser Wilhelm, .are trying out ten rthe result of a battle and in hundreds of. other ways our has and will continue to tin a won- derful work for Great Britain. We, the British people, pray that we may never see the bay upon which we can- not sing "Britannia rules the waves." Musical Nets Hokus: Old 'Gotrox is devoted to music. There is a clause in his will leaving to establish a home for poor singers. Pokus: How Inadequate. Twenty- five millions wouldn't begin to house a'll the poor singers. Reduction sAond Cabin Raits to AlV.StMrneri- Service Mctagama .July 8 loanable .July 28 McUgama (New! 12' Misianabie 13---Sep. 2 For fulUpaftjcularJ Sailway or or ''.W.'. C. Agent '210 Portage Avenue, HWInnlpeg Li. ALJUAN THE POPULAR PIQNl'.eB Reduced Hat Steamers FlROM 1st SUMMER SAILINGS MONTREAL. Date Steamer June 27..CORINTHIAN July 3..PRETORIAN July 11..SICILIAN July 15..HESPERIAN'.'.Liverpool July 17..CORSICAN July 22..SCANDINAVIAN Full Information ..lLondon Rait' Full inTormauon uvn, way or Steamship Agent, orVW- R. ALLAN, Geri'l. Nor-West Main Street, Winnipeg. i day of BRIG.- GEN. ALEX BERTRAM Chairman Canadian Shell committee, who states that the payroll of those engaged in the manufacture of muni- tions in Canada is weekly The Scotch Service' Popular for 50 Montreal to June 22 Z Excellent cabin and third-clasf commodntion. Rates .560.00 and respectively. _ cabin passengers These steamers are twin and are large, comfortable and f steady at sea. Service IhroufrhoitJ "Donaldson" Standard. For rates r other information apply to any road, steamship ageirt or H. E. LIDMAN, General AgefJ Winnipeg, 349 Main St. Ph. M. Vancouver, 531 Gr'anvllle StresrJ [ki RT. HON. HENRY CHAPLIN Who assumes tbo nominal leader- ship of "the opposition" in the llrltlsh Commons. Ho put the tlmo honored question as to the order of 'business. He is a Unionist of the old school a-iUi certain Oladstonian mannerisms. the mastering of the seas. There arc a great many differences between the ships oi Admiral Blake's day, even1 those of Nelson's time, and pur great vessels of, today. Now we have a huge structure of steel and iron well equipped -with1 'every neces- sity of modern warfare. It is driven swiftly over the" seas by' power cf steam: There' are 'many' different inds of war-ships; in fact there eems to be nne suited to every ilif- ferent occasion. Tho, submarines play an important part in naval warfare .today. Admiral Illake and' Nelson went to war in frail barks construct- ed of wood, and haying no equip- ment whatever. Is it any wonder -that we maintain our power today In. the presm I .conflict t-hf. suprem- acy of our navy is of vital import- ance. Great Britain is able to receive aid from her colonies, not only in the shape of food, but also1 in the shape. of munitions of war. Soldiers may he transported safely from place place. Thousands of Germans in neutral countries are prevented from reaching the Kaiser's troops where are eager to fight. My co-oper- ating with land forces, the-. navy THE CANADIAN OF COMMERCE HAS WSTALLBO SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXESg LODGE WUto, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance or othiur valuables in one of these boxec fOK FTTKTJOBlt IWTOHMATIOW AWt-T Lethbridge Branch. R. T. Brymner, Mgj i, this ;