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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 27, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta THfi LETHBRIDGE DAILYHERIAlD DAILY AND WEKKUY Subacrlptlen Raut: Duly, delivered, per week ..... lOo ibatlr, delivered, par year ......JJ-M bally, by mall, per year........ �re�kly. l)y niRll. per year ......�1.08 TELEPHONER fiuslnesi Office............... 1^^^ Editorial Office ............... "J* W. A. Buchanan ilanaslng Director John Tcrranoe Buk-iaeis ilanacftr Your King and Country Weed You Kifflit N�w round the circle of the war New compilcations between the United States and Gerinany are threatened by the latent acts of Hun fright-luIoesE, the sinklns of the British boats Englisbman and Sussex, both of �vrhom carried Americans as passengers. It is believed several of the Americana on the Bngllshman were lost. None were lost on the Sussex but several seriously Injured. There ]i no doubt the boats were torpedoed Vltbout warning. In a short fight In the North Sea tlie German raider Grelf was sunk, and the British merchantman Alcantara also sent to the bottota. A large number of German oflioers and men Tvere captured. There has been flgbting on all fronts in the war, according to official reports. There is litUe doing In the vicinity of Verdun, save intermittent bombardments. There has also been fighting along the Austro-Itallan front and along the Serbo-Greek frontier. On the Ruseian front both north and south the opposing forces are at hard gripe. I5 hard for the lay mind to grasp. It la too staggering. We know that the country with the most gold or the most aeourltlcB redeemable In gold will be the country best able to stand the Hnanolal strain. Wo think of gold when we think of these things at all. But there are indications that the end of the war another metal will take Us place alongside gold as a basis of money yalUe-silver. Today we have silver currency, but behind every bit of silver, currency we have gold to redeem It. Gold is the only money standard we have. Will silver coma Into Its own again In the leading nations of the earth T It is quite an Interesting question. Not so many years ago silver was a money standard In the United States. In 1873 it lost out in that country- and gold became supreme. Silver was de-monltized. William Jennings Bryan sprang into the limelight on the Issue of the rsmonitliatlon ot silver-free ,sUver. But he lost. Will the war i bring what' was the dearest wish of his heart? Listen to what Herman Zadlg of Zadig and Co., San Ftunclsco bankers, has to say about the remonl-tizatJon of silver as a post-bellum possibility: The present great conflict in Ku. rope will make many changes, not alone in the map of Europe, hut also In the financial centres of the whole world. ^Tien it comes to finances, the whole world is so closely bound together that. It a change takes place, it will affect every country throughout the whole world. The most radical change that I be- ( lleve will take place will be the re-monltizatlon ot sliver. It will be a bitter pili for many financiers and writers for political economy to swallow. But what can the financier do? MONDAY, MARCH 27, 191� GAS i^TACK GO\^ SIR SAM'S RETREAT t 1 fir IT A CLOCK OR,AN ORNAMENT? We do not know whether the local firm which secured the contract for the clock in the, poet oSIce tower agreed to Instal the time piece "oa tick" or not, biit there hasn't been a tick out ot the.olock for many moons, just tick off,the months the po$t ofilce has been btiUt and yoii'li agree it's about time the old clock was kicking off the time a little more regularly. We mention this on the understanding of course that the clock was put there to tell the time and not as an ornament. , FREE WHEAT OPPONENTS ASK FOOLISH QUESTIONS Some Southern Alberta joumala whichare opposed to free wheat have heon twitting the Herald because This war has cost an enormous sum of money and it looks as if It would', be silmost Impossible for the different -nations ever to be able to pay the Interest on their outstanding obliga-tlons. . The great banking houses in Europe, with the aid of the banker* ot America, will work out a propoaltion which will place the finances of these different Zhropean nallena now engaged in this terrible war on a solid footing. It will be quite natural that when these bankers meet and discuss their finances they will first find out how much gold there Is available to secure the many billions ot debentures issued since the war and which the different governments have promised to protect when due. They will find that there Is not gold enough in the world even to partly protect these debentures, and the only thing that will be left for them to do Is to re-monitize stiver and thus increase the metallic currency of the world almost double.: Naturally, a great many bankers will say that the world will be-flooded with silver and that it Is impossible for that reason to keep up a double standard. I maintain that nothing ot the kind will happen; the more silver preaumed to tell the farmers the, truth-that wheat which is being sol* !?,T*"_''*^ '"""y oircula for No. 3 across the line would bring ho better than grade No. 6 here-asking why. It such Is the case, the fai> mers do not take advantage of the American market and ship their low grade wheat there. We readily forgive the editors of the papers that raise this point; they are ignoraat of ahlppliig conditions or they would not ask such foolish questions. The editor of the Medicine Hat Times might try going down to the C. P. R. freight office and begging for one of that company's care to ship a carload of wheat to Duluth or Minneapolis. If ha oan get one he will be a better pleader than the thousands' of farmers who have tried. The C. P, R. are not given to sending their cars loftded with wheat to Duluth or Minneapolis when they can send the same ju,, oara ;tQ Fort William over their own ''. "flnMall the way. Some other rall-vi?�y icompany might Just take the cars ' once they get across the line and use .them-for a few weeks before return . ing them to the Cajiadlan side. We f don't blame the C. P. R. Shipping Vhaftt to Minneapolis Is not good business for them. The editors of the papers which have asked this loollsh .question should try the experiment : indicated and Inform us whether''they would advise fftrraers to hold thtelr No, 6 wheat-until the railways will supply cars, to carry It to V. S: market* where it will grade two or threis grades higher. tion, and the better the general business. Certainly their argument might be correct if any one nation would stand out; the value of a sliver dollar muBt be the same all over the world. That was the trouble when Bryan made his campaign for free sliver; he was defeated because Americans alone could not have adopted the double standard. The gold would have all gone out of the country in a very short time. But conditions have somewhat changed; America through the war is holding a greater part of the gold held before the war by England, France, Russia and Germany, and therefore, la really not In need ot any change; hut from the friendly feeling existing in America toward the restoration of silver to its former standard, America toward the change. remonitization of silver a post-bellum possibility Many questions of national and International importance,, about which tho rank and file ot people were little Interested before, are now, by reason of tho war, becoming topics of dally dIscuBBion. We wonder daily how tlie credit of the nations at war is standing the strain, how they will pay the enormous national debts they are pU log up, -what reorganization of trade routes will follow the declaration of poace, and many other questions of Rimllar import.- The quoatlou of national credit and tb� yaym.tnt.ot ,'w�kr iMna is �&� tbAt^ r)ICKED UP IN ASSINGIZ3Z1 FOR THE BUSY MAN The military parade In Hamilton recently was participated In by more than 8,000 soldiers. Forty-five thousand horses are now helng used by the three Canadian dl-vlBlons.now in northern Prance and Flanders. Pte. R. J' Svans ot Saskatoon, who has enlisted with the 183rd battalion, has had five brothers killed In the PrincoBB PatB. The 324th ((ForesterB") battalion, armed with broadaxee Instead ot rifles, was reviewed at the Ottawa drill hall by the Duke ol Connaught. Samuel. Marcus, a Chloago cigar store owner, was ahot and killed by two youthful bandits who attempted to hold^UD the store. Four hundred men employed on Bteam^rs 9)ytng between Seattle and other Puget Soiind porta went on Btrlge recently. demanding higher wages and Improved working conditions. Bvery steamer engaged In local trafflo on tl)e Sound Is, aSeoted. Ottawa, March "SB.-Major Oenernl Sam's retreat in the face of'the enemy has the effect of prolonging the battle over the Ighell committee. His trlends confidently expected that the Major General. would remain to Inirl back the Carvell charges, so when Sir Sam beat it to Kngland via Palm Beach it natutallr threw their arrangements out. The reserves con-slating of R. B. dennett and Arthur Melghen were brbught up hurriedly and they made rather a mess of it. As a matter of fact Major General Sam's retreat was a stroke ot strategy. He could not hurl back the Carvell charges because he had done all hlB hurling in reply to Mr. Carvell's first attack some weeks ago and tho hurling wasn't as good ai It used to be. Colonel Carvell-norrow night. Mr. Hoadley ot Okotoks caused a ripple of amusement by digging up the payments to newspapers to contend that the press Is not independent-and that it is owned by members of the { house. It was not an original idea, : Every, opposition in every'parliament in Canada has done It for the last sev-, enty years, but It keeps bobbing up . regularly as a feature of opposition critlclara. The joke of attack was that at least four ot the papers mentioned by the Okotoks man are defunct, all of which goes to show that the amount ot bualnsB contributed by the government is much too small to have any material effect. Alberta does not sport a printing bureau and until it does the supposition is that the printing will have to be given out to the uewspapera and job officee of tho province. : With the exception of two or three newspapers with largo job offices attached, which occasionally have the pleasure of printing a departmental report, the amounts paid to the papers wouldn't pay a month's wages. If the newspapers had to depend on what they got from the different governments for a livelihood, there would be a great scarcity ot reading matter in Alberta. Hon. ChaH. Stewart Is carrying a burden this session. It la a.burden of opposition praise. It Is an off day that some member of the opposition does not indulge in praise of the popular minister ot public works. The praise Is due the minister and no doubt the greater portion of It it sincere, but Mr. Stewart is inode�t and would sooner fight than sit and blush. On the whole this hasn't been a bad session for the cabinet. Of course the opposition wouldn't think of giving the premier or the provincial treasurer anything suggestive of a tribute but other members have actually been informed that they were running thalr departments fairly well. It is to ha hoped that this spirit will hx-ten4 outside the walls of the legislature. The order paper is rapidly filling with notices of resolutions of policy intarsparsad with an occasional want of confidence motion all ot which goes to reveal the workings ot the opposition mind. The members to the left have a hunch that there is gaing to be an alaetlon and It 1b sad to think how musty this ammunition will have he-come when the alaetlon does roll around. Hon., Duncan Marshall's speech la still tha talk of tho Liberal members, It ^as a great word picture ot achlevo-mants and of the possibilities ot agriculture. Mr. Marshall Is not worrying, abpnt other Issues. His whole thought Is 'on agricultural davelop-mant tini his Hpaeoh waa a rafala-tlon. One oould noi'help-ooasptkHai V rNRESERVED CTION SALE J. a. Smith has received instructions FROM mrs. h. :" tarry TO sell by public auction, ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31 St AT 12 StdLOCK sharp, the following, AT the old DAtL'Ag.FARM, 4 milks east OF the city of lethbridqe . Horses-'t Team of geldtngs; r> and 6 years old, weight 130U lbs.: 1 team of geldings, 8 and 9 years old, weight 1400 lbs,; 1 gelding, 8.years old. 1200 lbs.; 1 gelding, 7 years old. 1200 lbs, V CATTLC-8 Steers, 3 y�ars old, 1200 lbs.; 2 cows In calf; 1 cow with-call at foot. ' HOa6-r-6 Berkshire brood sbws, due to farrow in month of May> .10 atora-hogs. \U lbs. PbWLrrlOO Fowls, moetly pure bred fowl, Bome Black Minor-cas, some Bifown Leghoma, some White Leghorns, and some Barred Rook. 1 -  IMPLEMCNTS-1 Deerlng binder, nearly waW. 1 Masaey-Harris }^ 1x6$ drill, with grass seeder atlAchmant; 1 sulky plow; 2..>ir4)klDt: nlowi; l sat of iron haiTOws; 1 turnip pulper; 1 new 4-rowad.potat9 sprayer; 1 lime wart sprayer; 2 new'Hoover potato dlciiar9!ir�d from, tba Hps ot conslructlvancss and the member for Korth CalgaryT-not n word of whlcji was doslgnad to help upbuild the province or solve a JeglS' latlva problent. ;