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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta DAIUY AND WEEKLY Proprlttora and Publlahsrs JljjrHrLETHBRIOGE HERALD PRINT-i INO COMPANY, LIMITED ) m Lethbridge helps to draw farm bands here, and thu* helps out the �erlous labor attnatlon in tbit dte-trlct. The rate ought to be grasted i^ithout farther delay. OLDIERS HELPING ON THE FARMS. Canadian soldiers unfit for duty., either by reason of wounds received at; the front or owing to physical unfit-' aess which developed during training In England, are being shipped back to Canada as fast as transportation for' them can be secured. The number to be' brought back' is variously estl-, inated at 26,000 to 70,000. The p.uri ^ose is evidently two-fold: to provld* mofQ room and food toE\be thoaaandt of new soldiers now being aent over, ^iid to release able-bodied men in .Canada for military service. Ono former Highlander returned on Saturday. On Monday he secured � Mn-omta qdadltions in the interior of tbe (ien^ral ;E)urppean natlonsj to cast his )apt Btakfi in one deaperate attempt- to ft^fpu tbe weptern front, the only .9rU()�'0X tbe. wo\ld battlegrouud j' The Kalaer has starts distributing iron crosses again. But be Is paying tor them a terrible price in the lite-blood ot.)ite VMjile. Sir Oeorte'iVMter baa Introduced-a measure calllas for each doien eggs sold to weigh 1^ pounds. That will be alright U tbe busy ben will onl^ do her part.^ It she lays short-weight eggs thbu^, wliait action may -we take against herT. The iU. S. military experts do not believe the great German offensive on the -west can possibly wln,''knd tbe first 'tew days' fighting seems to b^ar them out. The..; Hun soldier hasn't much stomach for the medicine handed out by the Allies on Thursday. "Alberta now leads the wo'rld'ln vfool jprbducUon," says an extract in the Calfeary" Alberlan^tfom- the' pi^vlucial treasurer's budget speech. Somebody's witp were, wool gathering, or somebody has been pulling the wool over some body else's eyes. Wc only 'wish the statement-were true. Southern Alberta ranchers however are doing tholr best to make It true. i T. Duft-Smlth, lecturing before tbe predit iMen'a association- In Winnipeg ponvlnced. his hearers of tttb .posslbil Ity 'lliat the six million. dollars sent every" year to' tlio States for coal, might better be spent right hare in Canada, and that tbero is ,no reason why Western Canadian coal should not' keep the home fires burning throughout the west. 'That Is the sort ot talk that wiu'help Iho avoid' anoo of a fuel ftynlne in Canada next >vlnter. "'  " * MARVELLOUS RETREAT London, ilar. 25.--Reuler's headquarters correspondent sends the .follonlng on the groat battle in Franco: "With scarcely a lull and no abntetiisnt in intensity, the titanic struggle continues. The enemy artillery shows a tendeUOJT to decrease In TOltimo^doubtless owlns to the increasing difficulty to bring up gims. The manner in which our guns, tanks and.trans-, ports have boem withdrawn behind the obstinately retiring line amounts to a inan'flloiis feat "After falling back across the Somme, we cleared all the bridges oxcopt one, which \W,as * so commanded by our guntltb that It was more advantageous tp leave it standing. The enemy casnaUIes in his efforts to get across this narrow strip ot water have bgen prodigious." ENTIRE CONFIDENCE French Front In France, Mar. 2G. -Entire tonfldenc* reigns that the Germans' last trump in the world btittle will be over-trumped when the proper momebt cornea. The allied military authorities, were fully cognizant that the enemy's supreme effort would cause a retreat until measurbs could be taken to check the eruption into tbe allied positions. , As always, the attackers, pos-sessetl the advantage of knowing e.xactly where they'would launch their onslaught, while.the defenders -were compelled to await development ot the"'battle before AeetiDg the assault with counter measures. There is every sign in today's situation'that'the terrific attack in which apparently somewhere in the neighborhood o{ one niilllon Germans ot all arms are engaged. Is being slackoiied, 'The resistance ot the allies seems firmer, and the arrival on the scene of French reserves-sent tip to the southern flank, .brought welcome support to the Brltlsta who sustained the first powerful rush. - The German divisions which began what evidently was Intended to be an Irresistibie forward movement were so cut np that tboy were replaced by fresh formations. It is these divisions wWch - have been checked at the positionB� in which it was foreseen by- tlie allied generals that a stand would be made. SMALL VALUE The ground over which the fighting Is taking place possesses small strategical value bat It permitted the allies to retire In -perfect order. It had been devastated'l(y the Ger-' man^ before they retreated last year and the inhabitants had not had time or means to-build it up again. While retiring'across what was almost desert land the British inflicted enormous losses on the enemy %vho threw away thousands ot Uvea in an effort to overcome the resista-nc'e he encountered. 'When the retiring British reached the Somme ^nd the canal they turned about and', gave battle, meetinir repeated and Ions-sustained endeavors,of both infantry and cavalry. The initial rush; of' the enemy seems to have been stopped. Military oplnlon'generally is that this ilrst phase of the great battle. In which even'more" |:roop8 Were employed than in the battle ot the Marne gives no indication what the reBult8''^lll b� * Ifever--thelesB, davelopmonts are awaited ' by the allies without'anxiety, NOTHING pNEXPECTEO Toronto, Mar, 26.-Lieutl .Col. Heplngton'a opinion, ot .the. battle In France, as expressed in a MpH and EJmpIre-cable, Jj as IoUowb: "The greatest battle of-tjie wftr pursued Its course in the only manner which coul4 havet beeiTex-pected under the''condijlops in which the rival combata^tf conducted their attack and defense. 'The Germans had the- initiative, the selection of the point gf attack the assurance ;t}iat.-it' thfey used their great toTces with the utmost energy and-with a reckless dlsreg&rd ot losses they would penetrate the first lines of British . defences as we have penetrated the German lines qn many oc�ar� Blons. PROICEILI TufesbA^'; March 26,1918 �ORJ^^HE BUSY MAN Capt McGIur*, a well known Winnipeg officer, has been killed in action. Rev. T. B. Maldrum left Palmerston to a~Bsume, charge ot tho Baptist church, BeamavlUe. .Stratford barbers have Increased the price ot hair-cuts to 35 cents for adults and 35 cents (or children. , � -~ The scrutineers who looked after the soldiers' vote were allowed 136 a day and trarelins eipehses. R W. Qulnn, ag^d 32, a prominent lawyer ot Winnipeg, has died ot pneumonia. .Warren & Sons, pipe organ manufacturers, of Toronto, are moving their plant and business to Woodstooki James Simpson, a well-known New York city capitalist, who was visiting I J. P. Blckell, Toronto, died as a result ot pneumonia. . ^ " Theodore Primcaii, 75 years of age, a resident of WinAor more than 23 years, and his nephew, Gilbert Que-lette, aged 60, died at the same hour. Ono of the oldest ot Manitoba's pioneers passed .away in the person' of Roderick McLeod, at Winnipeg, at the age ot 82, osya resuH ot the ravages of pneumonia, ' Lance-CorporalT" JiYederick J. Walton, a w.ell-knowri Calgary man, who has been -missing 8,lBCe August,- 1916, is new officially presumed to have been killed.  _ i { 4 � - J. L. MacPhferson, member oU parliament, announced In the House of Commons that bouses ot ill-repute in France had been placed outside tbe bounds of British .troops. ' A national detonso bureau of tho Industrial union ot British Columbia V*�-organl�ed, _ / I ' T. M. Tweedio's oftlclal majority In West Calgary over Wm. Irvine is 6971, ...... - -  John Slusnrski, who threatened the life of Henry Ford, was sentenced to five years, 60,000 gallons ot gasoline was wasted v.'hen four railway cars wore derailed at Oakvllle, Ont., oa the a. T,R. Rev. .John Schraleder ot Philadelphia, Pa., has accepted tlie call to the pastorate of the St. Matthew's Lutheran church in Kitchouer, Ont. He was a former pastor In Winnipeg, The death took place ot Gapt. P. J. Delaine at Weston sanitarium. Tho deceased suffered from gas poisoning contracted in France. Ho went overseas in 1D14 in tho army service veterinary corps. Recent casualty ll/t!| contained the name of Capt. St. Clair Dunn, for-j merly medical officer ot the Princess, Pats. He was killed In action on March 9. Capt. Dunn was well known lu'Winnipeg> H. B. Myers, secretary ot t^ie Yakima local ot the LW.'V-. 'was taken a mile out of town by .a mob at mill-anight and given a coat of tar and ffeathers, told to leave and not return there. Sapper Lyman Darlon, of Ottawa, enlisted when thirteen years of age, served two years in the Engineers In France, was'wounded and is now home, honorably discharged at' the age of fifteen. Mr. Newman Sllverthome, an adventurer and pioneer in the days ot 1849, died at his home near Toronto. He accumulated a fortune by inventing the copper toe cap while tramping in the Canadian woods. A bin authorizing county defence Coming to the consideration ot the-' councils, under the direction' ot tlio railways, and the railway question in state council, to register and con-the province the premier said he had script men for labor on farms pass-found a few questions confronting him ed both houses ot the Soijth Dakota when he'took office, and had the de-; legislature, partment of railway^' with . two rail-! ' - way engineers dnrtng the past fewj That the use of dyed meats in the months making a very careful-and ; making tot sausages is still a prac-comprehenslve Investigation, ot the \ tico by a number of makers, more par-railways, and their, standing in the 1 ticularly in the Montreal, district, is the statement made in a report just issued by A. McGlll, Dominion analyst. and JCortt'. cotiniy,. atid tl^at during tho -' mopth of .Tanuary � a what was tho. beat policy,, At th9 ^rQSent tinife the department' �wfas'torced-in order to hold men on. repair wprk to increase their wagos, -Thd men-wer� rapidly orillstlilg, and - tl�ere 'wgs a shortage all ovpr.-the cpi}i|t)r)r-,^'^ tlve present time, and 1{ tUflrfl-was-.'con-Blilorable - construction tomorrow, he ditl not know where-t.her'vivould be able to-got the technical ipen th'fly re^ quired.- ..... .-j- .' v Public w�rl Pfoceedlng, Dr. J91oV. "jontanded the reason the wild land'tax waa not being paid was becauaa it was unfair. "That is good busfepa^" said the member for South Calgary alluding to the aavinga certii'loatk^ Issued by thei treasury departmeiiL,and pointed out how protltablo^T^ula be it they Jiad Ipspcfctor H. AI. Newson,; of the R;j^.W.M.P., In Calgary, has been appointed by Commissioner Douglas Kerr, Inspector of the new Dominion police in Alberta, to administer the Military Service Act. The latatement ot the Canadian Pa trlolic' Fund shows that the Kent county branch 61 the organization is caring for 389 families in Clfotham well, Ont.; medical director, Dr. Wm. Crawford; Dominion aeoretaVy, Dr. C, V. Emory; solicitor, Lymnn Lob, all of Hamilton. A pathetic incident Is related by the boys on tlio first train whlfclv arrived in Winnipeg. When two days but from' Halifax, on the homeward trip, a widow of a soldier who was killed at Passchendacle in October ot Inst year, gave birth to twins. The youngsters were well received by tho hund- Malor M. Dohorty, jirdpioted'to command a regiment and to be-t6Mporary nontenant colonel; ..MbJoi^^^ ^uhi. And if l^ti ; I ask airy^spidier boy hisi prefat*-ence, the answer - always is �;,^dams Blackjack. A sti0k-a day keeps trench sickness away. Buy it for yourself. Buy it foi* soldiers. ' ' re Chewing Guni- a atate hank Ilka Att8tr�>ift. \ Ho spoke of the i^eat advantage ot the province ot the llauor not in its prevention of crlioor;Mid In Iti igv-ing ot money to the p�opl� ASTER-redolent 9! budding leaf and flower-bright sunshine-Spripg, and the dawn, of new li|e throughouf all Nature I , , " Fitting it is that such a time should ^0 joyously welcomed. Let your Easter table be in keeping with thedi^ -yout menu as attractive as the flowers thit. adorn it. ' ' ' - "r Start with, a breakfast of SWIFT'PREMIUM. HAM-the 9ne ham that is outstanding in ej^elr , letlce Ijccause of its firm, juicy tenderness-its.siii;* culent fat and exquisitely flayyed lean-that mUdi characteristic:, .satisfying savorines3 that comes only with the exclusive Swift _ process of selection and curing. .You: can seek no better" Easter breakfast dish than hant-you can find no better ham than SWIFT'S PREMIUM. -I 6711 88244? 8868 ;