Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR THE LftfflBRIDGE 1910 Ibevalb Hllscvta CAJLY AND WEtKUY Subscription Dallv, delivered, per week I0c Daily, delivered, per year Dally, by mall, per Weakly, by mail, per year......51-00 TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Office W. A. Buchanan John Torraneo 1-24 inG .Director Business iUuagei Your King and Country need you right now! ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR Tbt French' tool; the otteaaive la tlie figiiting around Verdun on. Monday pight, aud succeeded in capturing tha first lino German trenches over a front of 500 metres. of equal size arc also recorded. The Canadians .have been in the thick of some heavy 'flghtinV again on the west front, and have kept the Tea- tons well in check. The Canadian ar- tillery has been particularly active good effect. Russian, troops continue to arrire in France in large numbers. A new version of the death of the famous German field marshall. Von IJer Ooltz, has it that the officer was killed by a Turk officer. The rebellion in Ireland has petered put, and quiet once more reigns In Dublin The rebels have ad- ralttfld were grossly misled into the rebellion. dollars now and the sumo amount again and.ajsaiiifpatchiDE up a water- works system that will bo discarded some day in the not fur distant future. Would it not be butter to struggle along, take precautions necessary, and wait until the 'bigger plan could be tackled? It something worth'the citizens1 while thfukhiK about. GERMAN NAVY AFRAID TO STAY OUT People have been pretty well edu- cated by this time regarding the part the British navy is taking in the war. But an eastern exchange puts It rather neatly when it twenty German" warships, spne of them fast battle cruisers armed with dreadnought batteries, came to Lowes- toft. They had Zeppelins and sea- planes as scouts, submarines and de- stroyers RS outriders. This formidable force remained within range of the English coast only twenty minutes, although they wore attacked only by light cruisers, 'destroyers and aero- planes. The extreme haste to get back to tho Heligoland line was due to the fear of n cutting-off force of British, perhaps the cruiser squadron under Admiral Beatfy. who wag their Baying "Ominous, forget the rital fact taat German ships went home for only QUO reason. They were afraid to stay. In 'an area of rough, dark and misty sea as long as from Toronto to James Bay, aud as Tilde as from Toronto to Montreal, they had only twenty mi- nutes of nervous leisure. Further, a German tramp ship, under neutral colors, sweeping far to the north oC tho Hebrides, and appearing off the west coast of Ireland, was so closely pressed by patrol boats that the crew preferred to scuttle the ship, with its cargo of small arms, rather than to attempt a landing. That Is what .the Royal< Navy 19 doing. IS SIR SAM A'SUPERMAN? The Toronto Telegram doesn't be- lieve in the superman, especially if it .should happen that the superman should turn out to be Sir Sam Hughes. Here's what the Tory Toronto editor lias to say about the minister, of mi- litia :._._. "It the genius of'some superman at Ottawa caused the' firsj; rush to the colors in'1914, has that genius fled thn land? Or why does that.same genius! continue and cause a similar rush to the colors today? "Canada is the home-of a .people who recruited themselves .with local help and were not recruited by poli- ticians." As'Sdoa as thejeople cease to recruit themselves the truth will be madevdaar that there Is nobody at Ottawa Trho knows as'much about raising-an army as he does about rais- Jag a barn." WHERE ARE THE FLAG .WAVERS NOW? years ago In the a general election.on the reciprocity issue. The whole argu- ment against the treaty in the west was, that it would.he disloyal to pass it; that it was the thin edge of tha wedge toward secession to the United States and that.those who supported it at heart, secessionists. The flag was for the benefit of the British-born and our American- cousins who-, favored the .treaty, knowing as they did the benefits to be derived from--the'American .markets, were, looked upon with suspicion by tne flag wavers. But war has come and Canada has teen, called-upon to do "her. fail to notice any .particular dis- loyalty among those westerners who 'favored reciprocity. In, fact, Alberta and Saskatchewan, where the greatest natural strength in favor of reciprocity was, shown, are leading the whole of Canada iw recruiting. Recruiting com- parisons are odious; all parts of Cana- da are loyal but the campaign talk of the.flag-wavers is 'coming back at i them so .strong in this i, .quite excusable. TraVers, May seems to be progressing in fine shape in .this district, a slight delay, was caused on last Friday and again on -Satur- day jby the snow storm made the earth somewhat muddy. Some of the early -sewn' wheat Is looking nice and green so giving promises pf a harvest. Much plowing Is: being "done but we think the crop acreage will be considerably less than last year. Our fanners are still hampered by the car shortage, the four elevators here would-36 -a big- business 'if ship- ping facilities better. Mr. .Best the International machine man. of Qur town', is building a fine large house here which will soon .be finished and ready for use, a convenience we "have long been in need-of. t Mr. McNeil, manager of the Mo got badly-burn- ed last week by the explosion of a gasoline lamp. Dr. Woodcock of En- chant was called to attend him, his face ielng seriously burned, but he Is able to be at work "'and the burns Well healed; Mr. Carter bought Mr. Hay out merchants and also the WVho'pe the will be of-a mild con- genial nature, as the trains are often several hours late; here with the mail making the postmaster work half of the night. J7e need a daily train, in- stead 'of twoi'a rweek. Two women, who-had just cause for complaint got after the "blind pigs" den in this town not long ago, and gave." quite a scare The baseball boys have made new diamond but-east of town, where expect to do some heavy batting this summer.