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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Page FOUR DAILY AND WEEKLY _ Proprietor* Hnd Publltherk (THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED S23 6ih Street South, Lethbrldg* W. A. Buchanan .President and Managing Director |obn TorianoQ   Buslnesi Manager TELEPHONES Business Oftlce.......... .Bditorlal Office .......... 1252 .mi Subscription Rataa: Dally, eeliverod, per week......10 Dally, delivered, per year .....15.00 Dally, by mail, per year ..,...$4.00 Weekly, by mall, per year .....$1.60 Weekly by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions Fear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers utio explraUwii date Is our authority to continue the sub-* scrlptJon. ' THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The situation on the British front BOW gives reason tor the hope that the German drive at St. Quentln has been checked to some extent.' The Germans according to'their own claim, �nd tho British have not yet denied It, are- occupying a line from Peronne, �outh-east through Ham to Chauny, all of which points they claim to have taken. Thts represents a retirement of tho British forces of ten miles deep on a twenty mile front. In other words the Germans have gained hack halt the territory they lost in the drives' of 1917 and 1916, by the BrIUsh. The Germans'claim to have taken SD.OOO prisoner^ and) 6p0 guns, but their losses In killed and wounded have been tremendo'us. THE LETHBRIDGE DAH^Y fJERALD THE SOLEMN.DUTY OF THE CANADIAN FARMER. Mr. Farmer, there may be reasons which discourage you from undertake Jng to plant the biggest acreage In the history of your farming operationa this year, but to allow these reaaona to prevail would be suicidal. E>very fam-mer must do just that-plant the biggest acreage he has yet attempted. The Herald was talking 'to an officer who returned a few days ago from. England. "The hardest thing to get over there is a man's meal," he said by way of explaining the food situation. Let every farmer In Nortb AmeftM keep that in mlnd^and act accordingly. . iyveip not want. Ut* tanners'.to tos-wei lUiIs by saying: "Oh, it'a easy;' �ncugh for you newspapermen to/sit In your offices and write about production. Just come out to the farm and �ee what we have to contend with. Where are wo going to get the mep to take off the crops? Look at the priM ot teed for our horses, the price'oC seed and thp price of implements. And then tt might be a dry season." : Don't let tbo poealbillty of such ezl-(encles deter you. The allies must be fed. If they ar* not the Oermana win. Bow every acra available and urge your .neighbor to do likewise. It 'a likely that there will ba aoma labor bortage. during harvest. If ererjr bttplnessmaa in Canada has to spend a veek or two weeka in the barveat Uald the crop will be barveated. It U �'duty ' THE WAR'S LATE�T CNSATION. I 4^iieM^ig^eBt aematlon of the war tJils year, was' the official announcement rv:ou Saturday that Pavli had .been bom-: lil�rded; by -monster long rahce (una. (^n'slderlng the fact tbat the Gerauna � sreimora tha|i 60 mllea t^om Parle at Ten the nearest point, this.proved a �nrprise the world over. There had bi^n no bint from any of the military 'experts that guns could be built to burl projedtllea'auoh an enormoua dla-tanco. .. ' ' [However the bombardment pf Parla t^m ,tt(la dlataupe la unlikely to ac^ compliah muoh other than to Hra the Atdor of the French and their alliei tq - P|it forth a super-humao effort to break tha power ot a brute people who ' c�Q Invent auch anflnes ot war. The : I etfedt will be somewhat similar to the bombardment ot London' from the mir, and will reaot againit the Oermana in .tl�e entl. ( , ... ^ i �  >But whAtwlirhappen if the Ger-niana mount big guns like these on the battleshlpBT"-the pesilmlatdo one asks. Ti^e answer Is tbat no ship could be lU' , Y^fited that wlU carry such a gun, �n4 teit should be.built the vUiblllty would / Lmikejt useless in nav�l warfare. In ;vthp:^c^ of the land gun It la almply a ' '^fHoJpt setting It behind th� German iSllnos^l^the west, getting the range by I i; te|jaVQbaervatlon and methodloally fir-: \v,|nfVl^^ r^tvyftl Hgiltlng Is an entirely ^ , 'aifftf-9flt w'aTt^R ' ' � ' Hpwovor the employment ot such ,a �"'i '^fSW in land warfare leads one to think ; I that the'PhUjktlelplJlan >yl}o claims to 'h'aye'lnyent^.an aerial torpedo which V la Qhpable otbeing biirled 600 miles ; i �>lgJiV'Ud!t be di^'amlng,*': Buper:warfare ' ems, to Jtave.entered its lateat and ,c SMat devastailng phase. CANADA^iHOlitD HONOR SUCH AS MAIliON SRUCE. Saya the Toronto Globe; ^ ' ^ In a atHkinK arllcle on "The B^duca-tlon ot the New danadian," in the Saskatoon Star, J. T, M. Anderson, M.A., Iiti.B., D. Paed.i tells how Marlon Bruce," a young girl teacher, wrought a revolution ih the lives ot the Huthei\-Ian settlers, among whom oho had lived lor a tlm* as a school teacher. She was a grocery clerk in a AVostom city, and, becoming'^IitipresBod with the ignorance and illiteracy of the settlers from continental Europe with whom she oamo In contact, applied for n place 88 a teacher. She was assigned to a remote abd lonely Oallclon settlement, with Sloughs and swamps on every hahd^the haunt ot tho frog, tho wild fowl, and the coyote. In the set-Uoment there were scores ot entirely illiterate adults, and over eighty little children "rapidly settling down to live the expressionless lives of their ciders.'' Marion Bruce woke them up. She made theni come to school with clean bodies and neat, it patched, clothes. She gained their respect by her Industry in teaching them, and thoir affection by her kindness and helpfulness. She was forced to discard the English text-book in use because many of the terms used In it^"pug dogs," "clam shells," "birch trees"-dealt with conditions entirely beyond the experience of the children, who had to be taught through stories and incidents that could be related'to their own daily experiences. ' The school "plant" she acquired to that end included pictures of birds' nests, tarm Implements, men and wo-mien about whom stories, could be weaved, especially ot Incidetits in Canadian history, collections ot grains and seeds, miniature sets ot dishes, samples of tools, locks, keys and the fitting^ likely to be found around a farm house. Speedily the children acquired a vocabulary which could use dally in their own homes. In arithmetic the pruuleniB set had to do with buying and selling eggs, butt�r, poultry, or cattle. Useful Bngllsb began to make a place (or Itself in the settlement. The parent! became greatly interested, when one day during a geography lesson "De Mlaa Teacher" told the children tbat the country from which their parenta came wa� eigh teen tlmea shialler in area than Canada. Thla was a aurprise to the pupils. "Beef country, Cuiada!" exclaimed one little fellow, and the next day ht� Ruthenlan father came to the school to find out if what his little boy had reported regarding the site ot this new country was true. The whole district was interested, so the teacher invited the parents to come to the achoolhouse and she would tell them something about their new home. They all came., The bulldius was crowded, and much surprise was shown' arovlded a sewing roaoiinc, and for a time the teacher taught dreaamaklhg. Today ther.^ are many sewing machines in the district, and moat of the mothers ca:i run them without assistance. : Before lllneaa forced "De Miss Teacher".to give up her work there was a achool lunch-room, a school workshop, a school garden, and a school bookcasa In that remote settlement Today there are five hundred trecH growing around. the school: a lasting memorial to.the teacher who planted-hope in the hearts ot the Rutheniana 'of Jarodnotskl. One raaila the above and wonders whether the macnlflce^t work done by this aplendid young Canndian girl who la nakinc good Canadians out of thea� Rnthantaai. U not more deverv-lag ot hoiiora than Is Sir J. W. Fla-TaUa. But, ud, many other Canadians whoea ohtaf claim ^or recognition In the way o( tlUea waa tb� money they had alaflaeid diiriDg the war. irthere are ionpra going, Marlon Bruce should bacouatadlB. -"^ Ther� la Jqat one other thing the Borald wbnld tlka to mention in oon-nectlou wit^; the above, and that is t^e fact that Marion firucs holppd brighten the jives ot her Ruthenlan flbckby having 600 tre�B planted around the icbool houBA. "Tha Leth bridge board of trade has been urglni; more tree planting for a loiiif tlmti now, and FraBideiit Mvnoch in hia last annual repoiitJBBid:. Tba vblaak and unlnTitIng appear-anoif of the country Bcbool housea could bi� ent4riBly changed by the co-operattya attbrt ot a taw puh'ia spirited, fanrmara, who ndght very readily arrange,among tb�iniel/�a, to aummer, (aUd^.-* atrip of land In tba scharl grbuhda, gfttha traaa heeled In the tail |iDd aet them out,'In the foUowing Bprlng. T^o toMcbera and scholara would-be gliMl to look after the work of k^aplng tba g|�uad� cultivated to eonaairfii pia ii|9latura tor tha growth ot the tiraea IterwairdB. Surely it young girl ,Uke Marion Brvce cquld^ jproduc^ auch wonderful r to one in some cases. Early the Germans were attacking southward into Bullecourt and the British withdrew to a lino covering' Vaulx-Vrancourt-Morch/-lea and Baumotz Le Cambrai, where the hottest and most disputed point was Mory, which the Germans occupied only yesterday. BRING UP ARTILLERY During Friday the Germans overran St. Leger, .Vaulx-yran-' court and Renine. One conipany i of machine gunners on Henin Hill held np the German advance for a long time, deUverlng deadly execution in the .densely formed ranka. The Germane have ;becn bringing up artillery In the 'most able, manner behind their ahock troops and have been making full use ot thla arm aa the advance continued, t Montreal, March 23,-The jury trying the nine me^ charged'with complicity In the attempted destruction ef Lord Atho|atan'B residence at Car-tlervllle last summer have disagreed. They returned to the court this afternoon and aunoupcBd while they were aatisfled Coyer, Cyr, Bolduc, Cbagnon, Romeo, Wisentalner and Pacquet should be given their liberty ihoy were unable to reach a verdict regarding Eugene Tremhlay, the member of the gang turning ktng'a evidence. Elle Lalumiere, one of the three leaders and Charles Desjardins, tb9 former federal police off leer," who hfivlng l^een consigned to the work otcolleoUog evidence against ahtlrcqnBorlptlonlBt propagandists was later arre�ted on the charge of inciting them to acta of violence, Accordingly, ball was fixed; at $30,000 each for p^ajardlna and Lalumiere, and TremWay was rtturned to jail without ball aji a, raatjsrial .witness for the re-trial which w|U open on April 3. i ( The remaining slx.detendanta^ere allowed their .liberty a:nd It Is aald: that they will nott^e called tipon again to answer the oi^irge on which: they have been held. -i  In addition to the nine Invcflved In today's proceedings Arthur Black well and Louis WUentalner were released upon the recommandatlon ot Mr, Juf'^ tice Pollelier at the opening ot the trial and one, Monetta, the lafder of, the gang, la serving 1^ Ufa aenten^e for thoklUing of a cb^'utteur. r, . The Caivadii^^ Bspraaa .ComMn^^ ^fi: nounced today that'no more !lre not entitled to exemption, even for i limited period, owing to military necesalty. - � � '' Macleod, March 23.-Bright auu' shine and soft breezrirf the past week prepared the land for the seed drill, and many will be In liae during the coming,week, the last week of March, 1818. Many have be^n discing and are now ready to sow the seed that will give Alberta the largest crop 6f grain yet produced.  Several changes In land ownerri during the past week, soveralwho were readj''to sow large aoreageB, have sold to others who will cultivate the Bpil and give as great an area, a.f seeded land as the previous ownera. Peed and seed g^aln are in gn^^t demand at good prices.  Several of the men who wont Jn the first csvU to the front returned last week. Among them waa Sorgt, Mjis tors of tho Army Medical Corps. He enlisted and wqnt overseaB with Majpr Nlblett, being one ot tbo first tp leare Macleod. He was turned, down at Winnipeg, but managed to get to Val-earlier, where he waa again marked out, being bound to gp, he was finally passed and reached IJngland', 4nd waa attached to headquarters, atatf at Shorncliffe, where he |iaa been doing duty until invalided home, He waa In the Imperial army tor aeveral y�ar�. He owns a farm a few mllea out iqt Macleod. ..., A movement is on toot .to take.over the property of the old Curling OluU; build a new rink with tour aheets of ice, and make the present curling.rink into a skating rink. Auction sales the paat week at the farnis whose previous ownera have told out, have been weli'attended and good prices realized for almoBt^all articles offered for .sale. The terma were all cash. , '' (n one of the poor rooma the A. JP; P. Bummoaed a man tor u^lng protan.e language, he waa up and paid hia,flpe. ' McNeill and Qan who owned aeveral quarterB ot land northwaat of Maclapd, Bold their Interests and will lo.oata further weat In the hiUa, Implement dealers )iafa .vory bu�y thesd days, supplying thalarmera and ail report dltricultlaa/i�/g�ttlng.'eim of machinery dollv^ral ' Jaa. Stiltman, noted American banker, Is dead nt New 'VoTk. There is talk ot closing the Blkhorn Industrial School tor Indians. H. E. Dedardd, leading general merchant at Richmond, Que., Is dead. Woodstock druggists will close at 8 p.m. every oyonlng except Saturdays. Jas. Bloomer, a natira of Peterboro, Ont, and a pioneer ot. MInnedosa, Man., Is dead. / Cobalt Town Couhcll asked Chief ot Police Bnrke for his resignation, and deposed George Ross, town aollcltor. Philip Smith of Sarnia, employed by the Read Wrecking Co. on the steamer Saranac at llolltax, tell overboard and was drowned. The Belleville High School Production club i^as decided to farm a seven-acre plot of ground in this city during the coming season. > The 25,000 employees of the International Harvester company will receive an increase in pay amounting to approximately ten per cent ja April 1. '.Alex Vicier, a native of Manitoba, baa jUBt celebrated his lOlst birthday. He waa a HudB6n Bay Co. voyageur and dog driver. Bishop Bldwell, at St. Thomas church, Belleville, dedicated an honor roll of twenty members, who have given their Uvea In defence of the Elmpire. r. -W. Anderson. M.P.P., Kimloopi. will aak the British Columbia legislature to request the Dominion parliament to put an end to the practice ot hereditary titles being given In Canada Fifty thousand dollars is to be expended Immediately on the erection ot BUtticient buildings at the Reglna exhibition grounds to take care ot tho requirements ot the aummer fair for this year. MIbb Margaret McDonnell, who had been a waitress continually for titty-five years at the Norman hotel, Og-densburg, N. Y., died recently. In her trunk was discovered $6,393 ia bills, quarters and dimes. William Patrick Innes, founder ot 'the Dominion Cannera, died at his home "Strathlynn" Slmcoe, Ont., about 72 hours after bis wife had passed away, and without knowing of her death; He yra� In his eighty-sixth year. Capt. C. U Bath, a stepson ot Lt,-Col. H. C Oabome, Military Secretary to the Minister of Militia, is again reported wounded. Captain Bath went overseas with the Eaton Machine Gun Battery and was transferred to the R.F.C. In England: He Is a flight commander. In a copyrighted despatch in the Chicago Daily News Lewis Edgar Browne, cabling from Petrograd under date ot March 18, said thai Russian troops arriving at Theodosia, on the Black Sea, from the Caucasus, brought with them a number ot women slaveB whom they had purchased. Some at these were offered for sale. At first they brought as high 'as $100 each, but with the Increased supply the price dropped at $12.60^ Does farming pay? Well, here is what a well known Dauphin farmer tpld a press man the other day. About tour years ago he bought a quarter aeotion for some $2,400. At tba time of purchase the land waa unimproved. ReoflBtly.lie aold ^ha tarm tor $I,60Q. In thri- rdvr'irmti: Ka faailcedf incltad-Ing the. toU. ;b�l1riien |l6,00u kbd |17,000.- ' � , . ' '. Lighting a tlra in. a trange where the hot r 'Water conne'ctlOBB were frpien iii.BrMipton, Ont, .blew it to pieces, and the fragments were burled through a paftltioil' Int^ the next room. Mrs,'Ellti^clti'and infant were badly out about tho. Head and face, the baby requiring fifteen stitches. At tbs laat- seuioli ot the SaBhat-chewan legislature, It was decided to chango the present system of collecting fees tor the inBpection of portable and traction engine boilers. Owners ot thoBe boiUn are' required to regis-\w them With, the department and to pay an ainnuhl licenae tee of $6.00 tor* each boiler. On receipt of the above tee the deipaftrntat will Isaue a numbered lioensa plate which ;mu8t be attached to the boiler, and after Jan. 1, 1918, no portable or traction engine may be used or .operated which does not display thereon the numbered Us-cense plate. Tho death occurred on the 5th Inst, at Battletprd of Mrs. Todd, wife of John Todd, a well known Dominion land guide, At the age of 7G years. JShe waa the oldast'resident of Battletord. She was born nt Lesser 3lave Jake and when a child removed with-her parents to Manitoba, BUbBeqnently marrying Alexandre BeaUrikin,/ who died many years ago, leaving her with a family ot four children., Porty-flve years ago she went to Battletord to live, and five years later she married John Todd, who flunrlvea her, as well as three daugbtera, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. MONDAY. MAltCH as, 1018 Lieut Jack Munro, of Cobalt, Okti .autborot the book Boon to be publub-ed on the story ot tha famous Prineasa Pats' Regiment, has been askad by ih�' financa department ot ' the � Vnltad States to ufadertaha'a apfaklBii earn-ttaign in that oaUntry on betialf at the coming hew iLiberty loao. Mr. Masro is asking parmissloB trm Ottawa, and If granted will laava Immodtttaly tor Waahlngton. George Bernard Shaw has handed over to the town ot Carlow, iEhiglaad, hlB property in it known as tha lAssam-bly Rooms, to be used tor th� purpose of technical education. In maUag thiB tree grant, l$e writesrto tha OitboUo Bishop: "The immediate holder la a Socialist, whom you, as a Oatkoilo, can challenge to act up to his �rln-ciplea by municipalising the bnlldlBg. I want nothing for my interest ta It except the discharge ot my consclaaeo Ih seeing that.eome good publio nsa la made of It.". Major John C. P. Bartholt oommsnd-er ot tha Rockwell iTIeld aviation school at North Island, Ca), postad an order that all goggles made by a ear-tain eastern firm with a German name be turned in to the officers or destroyed at once. The glasaes have been in use at North Island, Kelley Field, Texas, and at other training camps for aviators. Tba bulletin posted by Maj. Bartholt's order, saya that X)r. A. L. Day, head of the geophysical laboratory ot the Carnegte Institute at Washington, made a thorough laresti-gatlon of the goggles and declared that they reduced^the power ot vision more than 18 per cent. Dr. Day re-reported his findings to the chief signal officer at WaBhlngton and tbat officer had warning sent Immediately to the aviation camps. There is pleasure at every stage in the use of Sutilight. In the washing-for the work is greatly lightened. In the iron* ing-for the clddieshave such a fresh* sweet air of newness. In the wearing; -for the clothes have inhet;ited the exquisite purity of Sunlight itself-^'and are cleao indeed. a WtOO gaanmtaa aHesta 11m purity of Smlight Soap. au gtacer* sdl it. mifii Having Sold My Farm, There Will Be Offer^I for Sale at the Ranch, Four Miles South Weit 9f Magrath, on Tiiesday, March 26th 40-HEAD OF HORSES-40 ' -2S?I.' 19  ^"^"^ OLO, MOSTLY ALL. BROKI AND A aoOO, HEAVY CLASS OP STOCK. SO-HEAD OF CAHLE-50 Ifi Head of Vearllng Steers. 20 Head of.2.yearold Steers. IB Hsad of S.year eld atoers. SAIE STARTS AT i2.30iHARP/ / FREE LUNCH AT 1900N TERMft~HbRSE8-ONB.HALF CASH, BALAriCi DUE NOVEMBER 1ST, 1818. CATTLE-CASH, WITH DISCOUNT. L.^1. NICHOLSpN, /kuotleneer 0. W. HEATi^fRSHAW BENNION A PETERSON BROS. - . . � Owners � ;