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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VTHE SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 101F. letbbriboe fteraU) Hlberta DAILY AND WBEKLY. iUBSCRIPTIOH RATES: Omily, delivered, per year..... by mall, per year...... Weekly, by mall, per ;enornlly adopted even in tho cities whero tho land IB valued hlsh figures. TO THE LAND" WHAT ABOUT ITT "It is not moro people b''t bet- ter ncoplo that tile needed in the country districts. Tho tHe-land' movement, In ing the poor persons of the iw to go oil the land, without .the slightest ?srlcultlirnl experience, complicates the problem instead of solving it. Karmin? is not (no business for a failure, anil It lioeds both experience and capi- tal W. Conoiy, presi- dent Alberta Methodist Confer- ence. ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR A very vigorous offensive by the Briti-h and French in Flanders was claimed yesterday by the Germans to have been checked. The offensive movements bad apparently been car- ried on with considerable success, but the Germans claim the annihilation ot a British force at Labassee. They, however, admit that some ground has been gained in other directions. The Russians are preparing make a stand 16 miles from LenAerg. There In no indication of the progress of the new movements in Poland. There were no reports from the Dardanelles, r.or the Italian front yes- terday, in both of which theatres of vw the Allied positions are believed to be strong. You're right, Mr. walit people on tho land, all right, "lit not misllts. The country In order to bo developed, must be cultivated by people who know how to farm or who have the capital to suffer some to get the experience. A lot of th BENEATH THE TOWER ON PARLIAMENT HILL GOSSIPY LETTER BY GADSBY SIR ROBERT BORDEN AND A GENERAL ELECTION Out., June Wilfrid Lnnrior's chnllonogo "1 will not opou the portals of office with that bloody key" has .captured the luuigVuutlou of the country. Tho iininlon grows that Premier Uordiii must-either .take-it or leavo it. The opinion also grows t that he will leave it because'so far ho has refused to discuss it. Si'ience is one of tho best tho Premier does. A plain statement from Premier Borden that there will be no general election until the war Is over, would be a great boon to Canada, but that statement Sir Robert shirks making. It is true, ns his campaign literature advertises, that Harden backs Britain, but thiit probably means that he backs i Britain as far as expedient. Ho h failures ill farming in Ibis and the failures that have often been quoted as examples to retard settle- ment have been due to entire example, the pos fanning. In of backing Britain by follow- PANAMA CANAL AFFECTS CANADIAN RAILROADS The Panama Canal has always been a "busaboo" to the railroads. They realized it would, slash their trans- continental freight traffic, and the} now fins that their fears are .being -Tulij- realized. Even Canadian roads will be seriously affected. A delegation of manufacturers from eastern Canada waited on the Do- minion government and asked for the establishment of a Canadian customs office in New York and extension of ibonding privileges here. The object of the request is to enable goods to .way ot the Panama Canal, thus creat- ing competition against the long rail- way haul to the Pacific coast. There Is at present a steamship line be- tween .Montreal and the Pacific coast ,but it is stated that the preient facili ties are not satisfactory Bonding privileges therefore from one. Canad ian port to another through the Unit- lack of knowledge of hundreds of cases, under our home- stead laws, men have taken up land who knew no more about farming than the Kaiser floes about inter- national integrity. They thought farm- ing was an easy way of making 11 living: all that was necessary was to plonvseed and harvest. They found out differently and they left the farm and knocked the country. What they should iave done was "knock" them- selves, for they were to blame. As Mr. Conoiy says, we want real farm- ers on the land. If the unemployed want to learn how to farm they must engage with a farmer and get the knowledge from milking the cows, and bedding the horses, right through to harvesting a crop. Unquestionably there are many men in the city who would succeed upon a farm, but there are hundreds of others who couldn't make good at farming, .because they haven't the first hand knowledge or the capital to take a chance on losing while they are experimenting in ac- quiring knowledge. "Back to the land" is a very good slogan, provided it puts the men, who know how ta farm. on the land. There are enough fail- ures on' farms in this country now, without encouraging others to meet the same fate. ed States are desired. This is proof that the Canadian railroads will, suffer, as well as the American lines. ing her example and postponing par- tizai, strife until Germany is disposed of. Halo Is Fraying .Meanwhile Premier Borden's halo is fraying at ibe edges. Even his own friends 'condemn his .vacillation. It is well known that tho Premier likes to monopolize all the stained glass attitudes in party politics. For instance, if a.ny ex-communicating is to be done it is ..Sir Robert who in- dulges in the grant gestures which sweep sinners like Garland and Fos- ter out of sisht. Sometimes the sin- ner: refuse to stay swept, but that makes no Great Puri- fier has done-his work and been seen in one of his favorite poses. Like- wise, Sir Robert has a habit of seiz- ing any laurels that may be handed about, and if occasionally he gets a Garland of thisfies instead of the wreath of bays he was expecting, It is his own fault for grabbing more than his share. Certain working members of the Cabinet hive have begun to complain at a division of labor which apportions all the glory to Sir Robert and all the blame to his huniMe and inferior as- sociates. Sir Robert, so they say. FINANCIAL MAGNATES AS PRIVATES Bank of Montreal; next to bm ta' Ys that of A. D. MoTier, o( the Hoyal Trust Co. third ngnre is General Manager o! bastuni Lines 01 u Monlreal forces by was snap-shotted durms the shows the unite H. R. H. the Ouke of His Royal Highness as he of tU Horn. Guards o! Montreal. "___________ wus the contunieliousness of the Sen- ate which was discovered by Bob Rog- ers in April, just about the .time the .Manitoba government began tottering. As that excuse would not wash, a sec- ond issue was put neces- sity of securing a mandate from the people to spend one hundred and fifty million dollars which had been unani- mously voted by Parliament. The sec- ond issue proving as flimsy as the first, "a third issue was the overgreat burden of responsible Government on the shoulders of fif- teen Cabinet Ministers who would, therefore, ask the people to allow them to carry it five years longer. planted on earth to know What the out o lonorable Bob and his side partners OUR POINT OF VIEW WILL THIS BE SCH66L OF THE FUTURE It Is understood that Ceraston will bnild. a one storey public school, with eight or ten rooms This. 15 an inno- this country and It is quite probtile the idea may very freely copied Recently Br Bennett, chairman of the St Thomas, Ont, Board of Edu cation, visited the celebrated EHwan- ger and Barry school at Bochester, N Y, a structure of 24 class rooms, costing Bennett says it is the ideal school, all rooms having a door du-ectij out to the window onlv on one side, the wiole celling, a. sifligSit; swinv ming.pool, with an Instructor; a cen- tral auditorium, with a stage and dressing room, the auditorium feeing used as a play place during mtermis manual training room, with a youig.lady as instructor; class for sub-normal children; lunch room, where children may have a lunch for cent; a splendid branch library, open to the residents of the district, etc. .The principal of the school who, fey the way, is a woman, 75 years old, and has 'been acting ia this capacity for 38 years in the one district, is loved by every pupil. This school is more of a community meeting place, There fathers and mothers come to come to meet the teachers, and come to see their child ren's work. Dr. Bennett says, this Is an ideal gchool, ihut of course it is beyond the possibilities of. small communities, li it the type of Mhool and the reduced which -will appeal to Jioardg future. The Brockv illeTimes Conservative, says; ot, the Liberal nominees in Hamilton is'Lieut Col J I McLar en, 6.C. 19th Battalion, Second contin- gent, now in England It is a pity No Canadian officer or soldier should engage in a political contest for at least several years to come. The Ca- nadian, soldier who has tonight over- seas content with that dis- tinction and should avoid a party pol- itical cumpaisn with scrupulous Care, ertamly until controversial matters onnected with the conduct of the war are been settled." We Notice that he Times overlooks the Conservative IP'j and candidates, like Col Ones- ach of Bdmontpn, who -are at the ront Does its criticism only apply Liberals. constructing schools in the In a community like Card or at any rural point where a consolidated school it in contempla tlbn, a one-utorey school is not pnlj possible, but appears to be the mos and cheapest kind ti fouild. True, it will cover more land but: plenty of cheap vacan land In moat'Binall-communities. I IB said that an eight or-.ten room one ctorey school can be built very muol cheaper tutfl m two- storey school o similar capacity That IB Mturally i Btrooi favor U> itandporat of flre protection and in tu ranee, the opMtorey Khool hM ewythlnc In It) Carditoa' innoiatlon bt watched with ten era! intenxt throughout the provlnc ad we wt-ftwv jchoola RICKED UP IN SSING FOR THE BUSY MAN Herbert Moore, living nsar Slrat- ord, was smothered by a gravel cave- n at a bee on a iarm in' Bonnie t The jury of awards at the Panama acific" exposition, announced that II ad bestowed tie grand prize in art port Frank Davaneck, an American orfait painter. The Liberals Asslnaboia Man re doing. In a word, Sir he real Minister of the i the ast mght selected J Wilton as heir candidate in the provincial el c'itons Mr. Wilton was defeated last ear by J T Haig, M P P Ed Elgin, .a ..crane- man on the Wetland canal, was in stantly killed by a piece of rock triklng. him uu thi chin, breaking his sck Sergeant Harold O'Brien, mention d among thK wounded in last night s casualty at the time of enlist- ment was a Tncmber oi the businerb office "stall of-the-Evening Province of legma, Horace C. Wetmore, deputy receiv- er general and manager of the Do- minion Savings Bank of Kew Bruns- wick, d.fd, aged 51 >, after week's illness of pneumonia. A registered mail package contain- ing the monthly pas for the Lumber company'1? em ployees. has mysteriously disappeared between Sault Ste. Marie and Nes- tervijle John. Gray, Presbyterian student, preaching at Henribourg anil Alingly, 3ask., lor the past seven weeks, has seen, arrested following allegations that he has-been making prc-German statements In the districts to which ne has been ministering. Gray says he u a he came here rlonorable Bob is only screen oor which keeps the Hies, from irri- ating his master. Scare Off Premier. If anything, the Honorable Bob is he braver would do It nit Sir Robert cannot be scared off. The Premier is much of Hamlet's rape of mind when about to commit auicide. He hesitates to fly to evils he wots not of. The rumor runs that Premier Borden has never been op- posed to any general election that iad a fair prospect of success. What he sought was to defer vhich attitude he-was strengthened by practical friends In the Cabinet, who thought it a shame to hand the spending of one hundred and fifty million dollars over to the Liberals, n short, the election has been as movable as Premier Borden's fears which receive new. impetus every time a Canadian casualty list arrives from It is not- men that intimidate the Premier, hut events. If there was a smashing victors' for the Allies tomor- rcsvUhe proprieties would be forgot- en-and a general election wou'id bave the: right of way. The barometer of public opinion is never 'out of Sir Sobort's .hand, but every time he has read glass has said "unset- tled weather." Meanwhile tlio Con- servative job presses ore turning out tons'of campaign the nimMe cartoonists ate- doing ihoir worst with the features the Oppo- sition.- If there is aichance at any. stage of the game1 to nip in and get a snap verdict, Sir Robert is not going to miss it. The situation seems to be Robert does not resist a general elec- tion but that a "general ele'ction re- sists him. Tvace he has. appeared as September 'Morn shivering on the both times the water has been too cold. Last fall he recoiled shuddering. The'recoil was 30 strong that it sent him as far south as the Virginia Hot Springs, .where he got wanned through again. Early this summer lie dabbled bis toes In the water, but-found it too coW for poll Melons. It was the right temperature, however, for fish, so he went fishing After his return from his fishing trip two suggestions met him, both of which he succeeded in .dodging One -was that should hold office till the war nas the other that its term should be extended two years. These suggestions .were unofficial but heartj Many Consena lives believed that this wae the only way the government could prolong its life because on ji6 lecord the one thins it con M nlpad Has extenuating circumstances Besides there was J ways the danger thaHthe Opposition White's war tariff. Though its de- fects are admitted, Mr. White has plenary power to -alter ami amend and nobody is asking for a general election on the head of nobody, that is to say, except the Bprden gov- ernment, to whom a better than none. issue is shortcomings of (Toronto Globe) In an open letter' to the -Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Kelly a farmer of that province, ha called public attention to the enor mous loss resulting from the crops of injurious weeds which cumber ground that should fce producingAvai- lable grain. In a letter io the Wmnl- jeg Tribune, Mr. Kelly soys: "I have waited at an elevator for fifteen minutes while they were shov- ng with a board the noxious weed seeds down into the pit to be cleaned and elevated, and from inn tilevtiieu, nu" bushel load twenty-three bushels was Jie amount of wheat cleaned out of be load; not ay wheat; mine is.still poor eicuse Is F. G. JUST" AW AY (James Wnltcomb Riley) I cannot say, and I will not say That be is dead. He is just away! With a cheery' smile and a 'wave of the hand He has wandered into an unknown land. And ieft'uB dreaming how very fair It needs must since he lingers there. And you, oh you, yearn who the wildest BUHL For the oWtime step and the glad return! Thinking of. him faring dear ilimftiiiB ui. iinu In the love of there are the love here; loyal still as he gave the blows f his warrior strength to his coun try's foes fid and- gentle as he w-as 'hen the sweetest love of-his Hie ure as the eyes were likened to he touches of his hand have stayed s reverently as bis lips have prayed Where the little brown thrush that harshly chirred "as dear to him as the mocking bird nd he pitied na much as tho ufiS m writhing hone) bee wet with raft hink of him as the sime I say le is not dead: be is just away row Montreal Mn EJiitbeth Armstrong Reed, mother ot the late Myrtle Reed, the novelut, and herself a widely known author, it her home in Chicago, U44 7J Reed's researches la oriental literature are known tnroujhout the world She was the Hnui works have ever ccepted by the Philoiophical tt QrMt might adopt a policy of. passive istance, let the government have al be seats without a fight, and put it in wrong with the people that way at east that was what the specious rea soners urgi-d but Sir Robert did nol see It in that light Like John Ma> nard, the brave pilot, of whom he usci to read In the. school books, he fcl hat he ought lo hang on a little inger." That is how tne case for a genera election stands at Rober jetting all the bouquets for waving i back, and the Honorable Bob gettm all the brickbats for puthlng it for ward. Some people call S" Robert attitude resisting; others, moie ac curate, speak of It, waiting Sir Robert is as finicky about is Bues as he to about occasions for general election. Up to date, four I sues have hpen weighed in the M ance and found wanting The The Farmer's Worst Enemy jnty he gave o simple, thing grew the Mole's The extent to which weed pollution las gone in this case seems almost incredible; only twenty-three bushels of wheat to forty-seven Bushels ot weed less than one- third of the produce of the total mixed crop of the farm. It should be borne in mind that the mixed crnp Is quite as impoverishing in its effect on the soil as a crop ot clean wheat would be, and that the presence of the -needs adds greatly trouble a'nd expense of handling and market- ing the grain, apart altogether from the Emallness "of the grain return. The land can produce only a certain amount of seeds, and if the weed seeds are allowed to mature they take the place ot those that are more val- Ihe weed infliction is seen and felt elsewhere than in Manitoba: it has spread all over the west, and it is far too prevalent in the east; if it is lese acute in Ontario than -it is in Mani- toba that may safely ibe attributed to the fact that a larger .proportion of the fanning is "mixed" instead; of toe- devoted exclusively to grain pro- duction. What is needed all over the Dominion -is co-operative and sus- tained crusade of weed extermination by the most effective methods known to veteran and. scientific agricultur- ists. Mr. Kelly's statement above cit- ed shows that such a crusade, how- ever expensive, would, pay the farm- ers as a class, and would, of course correspondingly benefit the whole community. In the last resort, if. the weed plague goes on increasing, as the result of a -certain proportion o! careless farmers In a locality, it may hRrnms necessary to resort to drastic measures analogous to those employ- ed- in getting rid of fruit pests. It is too much to expect the whole com munity to suffer such an intiiction patiently forever. Tho Nuns-Man in, tnnk IteUrftw ".J marine The ovplojion ocuaroU well forw.rt ouMittg the to keep vriglHtl ftl'IT SALT" ill1 Prepared to start the day's work for every business emergency. This is the attitude of the man -who knows what goad litalth is. And nothing keeps a man in butter form than the consistent use END'S FRUIT SALT A GLASS of "END'S" every makes you "fit" in every sense. END'S is the only ganuine Fruit Salt made. 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