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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBWDGE; DAILY HERALD . WEDNESD'AVr MARCH 20,1918. ^tb�ri^Ae, Blbcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY Si*Proprietor! and Publisher* aFMt LETHBRIDQE HERALD PRINT Si.Jivt'lNQ COMPANY, LIMITED aft) etn street south. Vethbrldgo m ����� W. A. Buchanan V , iTeaildent and Mnnaging Director Vohb Tonance - - Buslnfaes Manoger BuBltacsti Sdltorlal TELEPHONES OMlce .............. "52 Offico.............. laa-i case ottho school It. Is compulsory that UjI children �t Siiliool-age nUond the irhool. In the-case u( the liospitnl, only Uioee In, need of trcatniont will Oiiior and these wiU be but n amall perconlago' o� the comiuuuUy. >tnuy living m tRo dlitvl'it where such n hos-pJtnl ia located may norcr have need to use It. Othnra ,le�� 'iina-.o mny use If frequently. Tho sclioolii are tree became of coinpalaory nttondanc;?. The hospitals are not (rco bscause there Is to be nothlttg compnUr.ry abo\it thorn. What the gorernment'a Intention �with Regard to mral hospltala renlly l"* comes down to this: Just as schools ^PICKED UP IN PAJfJfflVG'f^ THE BUSY MAN Tolutne. and by nine o'clock the build Ing was utterly iJoomed. .Suction of >^lnd Tho peculiar action'ot the round the building, through tho gaP left by tho vacant lot between the Acadia building and. the Hlcl^Sehl immense suction, A pig weiRktni ;as lbs. -w�� I at Brighton, Out., Ior,|ll2.35. �old Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per week......10 Dally, delivered, per year .....tS.OO Daily, by mail, per year ,...^.$4.00 Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates ot expiry of subscriptions appear dtflly on address label. � Acceptance of piyiers t.flo. explratii-n date Is our authority to continue the subscription. YHE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The Immense superiority of the al-liei In the air is demostrated by thie �tatemeht made in England that the ftlUes have conducted 255 air flights Into German territory In leas than a year past, and 35 raids in which great damage has been done to German military establishments. The activity on the various war fronts is gaining in intensity, and any day may see the commencement of the xpected spring movement. The Germans are said to be now within a few hours' march of Petro-grad, the capital of Russia; "V".. - _.....----- . bloi-J{, creating an are built and maintained on the credit and over tho' top of tho P. -Burns of the eohool district, thus providing bulltllnE, presented a problem odncatlona] tacllitips, so may rural -hos-pItAls bo buUt and maiatatncNO ^FfVIE" HOSPITAL* -i,i|M GOVERNMENT PLAN. annual banquet >.the fan ahduldjirofftl.hospltjpls be free. But : 'tills is 'Srf, Zl^'i,K ,r ,,.ff�r,nn� � Canada farmers. It is boUevod that the record low. price for Oanitda, 't]|^eri^V|BvQpe point oC wide dltteronce ^ IWtiVfBW-ilsOoplsand iiospltals. lathe j� o �  scathed. Tho Mounted Police had been asked by Chief Hardy to holp In'.prjgg guarding the building and Hooping the' crowd back to prevent disaster in case any.-of  the walls sUouW. fallj; s^"* erytbing was free in caae of anyjprou-ble in this" regard. :' - Gotten Under Control ; By 10.10 the flame*,, .while-, still burning fiercely within the TUlns. were beginning to show that tha firemen had gotten the upper; handxand nothing was feared fo.- the adjacent blocks. At 10.30 the blaze was under full control and the firemen were busy reducing it to the smallest possible proportions. The crowd, �i^hlcb hattnumber-Ijed well over 2000 about ten o'clock ' began to stream away, secure in the belief that the blaze.had spent Itself and had done Its worst.' ' The fire was the most spectacular witnessed in Lethbrtdge since the morning the i Balmoral Hotel burned do-ira on 5th' St. In January of 1911. Outside the gutting of- the Shepard block of W. R. Hull early In 1817, it was the most disastrous lire since that time. It was the flra^jlre in the history ot Lethbridgci since It gained its city status that has been fought during one of the trying chlnbok winds and amply evidenced' the fact that such gales increase three-fold the work of the firemen in such an evept. Did Not Rieeoyer Re^orde- C. B. Bowman, Joint owner of the building with Capt: L, M. Johnstone, who i^ with the ovefs^as. fprces, told the Herald during the fire that he was seated in his easy ohair after dinner reading, when a telephone call lufarm-ed him of the fire. He flidr'not-thlnk it amounted to mucb'un.tli he reached the corner by the Baijtlst.-cburqli. The volume of amoko then convinced him of Its intensity, and by the tl'nje he reached the scene of th^ blaze he waa unable to make his way up the stairs to recover his records. "I could not tell, you anything definite about the amount ot insurance for all my records were lost.'.' This applies not only to his own insuraitc.e on the building Itself but on mtist of th6 property of the lessees. Jt'i ' Mr. Bowman "beU^-s-aaiChat the walls of the building are'Btlil "good and that it will bb possible tor'repalr the Interior at a cost of about $25i000' even at the present high price of building material. Definite plan^, l^pwever, 'VVlU hav� to wait for an adjustment of the Insurance, which is made doubly hard byMhe los� Of all, the-records. Luckily the vault at the .rear of the building which had been^flireoted when Johnstone and Ritchie seciired offices in the block escaped with little damage, aad outside the lBi,� of the law library and such racoroa'aa may have been In the office at the ilme'of the fire, their loss Is not Imparikhlel The present bu^loes*, pjrofparlty In the city, however, makai t^a blow a hard one to all tha (Inui .'w^o had quarters in the blook,.�qA li.WlU he a hard loss to "overcome under the existing conditions. : Fins Brigade Pralifd Chief Hardy was complimented on every turn on the pxoellent ^prk of his brigade in the face of adyarie''oondlt'1 Ions. Jt was the hardest ftW to fight' in the history of the city, and It Is folt that the boat posslbleiwork waa; dono; Mayor H?rdlo w^S'pB'�ift� Jo^ al�� and had greSl praise tor;Pt . up all night lest nny Inolplept fire might break out which woi(ld! threat!-*   on adjacoat builHii^p. flour substitutes and In reducing . tho wostern board of the bank. Jphn Dlllon,v who succeeded John Redmond as loader of the Irish Nationalists, replying to congratulatory addro.ssos said his first task would bo to toll England before tho world that tho statesmen must cease to talk of a league of nations or protend to carry on this war In defense of small nationalities unless she -first sets her own house In order and sets free a nation that had for seven hundred years groaned under her mlsgovernment. Tho ,war, funds of the Red Cross, Young Men's Christian Association and Knights of Columbus In Ohio have been swelled by $3,000 ns the result Of alleged food violations of the Canton, Ohio, branch ot tho General Baking Company, a report to the Missouri Division of tho Food Administration shows. The raannger ot the branch sold 2,800 pounds of sugar to twenty-eight ot, his employees and allowed others to purchase In excosslve amounts. ^ Sales wore not confined to ________ _____ . employees, but friends, relatives and Stovel, 'of Winnipeg, who are reapoct-jbusiness acquaintances were sold su' Ively the president and vice-president D^llngton's (Onl.). reeve, George Stevens, was marooned all night In wind and sleet on tho gates ot his mill dam because the water rojo too rapidly for him to retreat. --  The SL Thomas Horticultural Society gives its members' bqautKul flowering spring bulbs as premiums. The flowers are shown at the Tulip Featlval In May. Jos. Chanell, at Montreal, stole thirty-five pounds of coal, valued at $1.50, as he had five children and no fuel with which to keep them warm. A sentence of ten days was given him. Although no official announcement ha'a beih'made, it is rumored in mili-taiy circles in Calgary that Captain 'Bob" Pearson will -succeed tho late Major W. E. Outhlt as Inspector ot cadets in Military District No. 18. Capt. _Willlam Robinson and John gar in amounts of 100 pounds or more. f his Is a compat^tlve'rocohl^oitllo; convlotlona soctired ..by? the LlqBOrj Brunch of'tho Attorney denoral's Do-: pitrtm^nt between July 1st, 1919, attd'' March 31st, 1917, a period ot nine ' months, and those secured-by tlio Al* borta Provldolal Police ; .botwacn April 1st, 1017, and Deo, sitt, 1917. also n period of nine monthsi; ] Liquor Branch- Convictions.............. ^... .417 'Finba...................$2Bi888.10 Jail aontonces ........14H.months Additional JalK sentences. .450,day% Suspended sentences ....'........5 Provincial Police- Convictions ....................725 ' Finos....................$30,230.75 Jail .aontoncos......... .26 months Additional Jail sontences. .fi Invastlgatlon has discovered 140,000 acres of peat bogs. The quantity ot 25 per cent, moisture peat fuel coutained^in this area is estimated at approximately 120,000,000 short tons, The idea of Instituting a meat rationing system in hotels and-public eating houses has,been discussed, but no conclusion Jias.been reached-iu '^ The Immense profit* made by the munition manufacturera In Britain, and even greater profits wbleh they would have made had It not been for tba supervision of their contracts, are disclosed in tho report ;6f the committee on national expenditure. The committee found that in the aggregate twenty-alx firms'selected �t' random', hay* m^do profits five tim'as fraater than In normal times; othora have ffiada profits of 27 per cent, on the turnoyar, fir 341 on their capital,' .On tha othjir hand, technical Inve^tgatlons have resulted In the savlijg of'*8.000,000 dp cordite contracts, i^re- than *3Il,-000,000 on gun amiilunitlon, �2,000,-000 on gun oquipmont and fil,7OO,O00 on aircraft. 37146319 ;