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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LBTHBRIDGE DAILT HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 3,1918 /tcth^ridae,Derail ' WtbDridiie, llberta J OAIUY AND WEEKLY ' ' Preprlatort and Publlthem ?HI LCTHBRIDQE HERALD PRINT-. INCt COMPANY, LIMITED MS 6th atriet South, Lethbrldg* , -' W. A. Buch�r.�n .J i-- FrMldent and Maoaging Director 'Min TohabcQ   Buslnbia Manager TSLEPHONES Oltice .............. OUIco .............. 1"* .10 Bnilnf�s UltorUl Subicrlptlon Rats.i; OllJy, flellvered, per woek .. tJalljf, dolivored. per year .....$5.00 Dally, by mull, par year ...... Weekly, by mall, per ynar .....$1.50 .Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 � Dates o� eip'ry of subscriptions sb-pear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers : flc expiration aa,te Is our authority tn continue the sub-Bcrlptloa. THE PROGRESS OK THE WAR  Local fighting only has occurred on the western trout within the past two days, all of which ha.-; been favorable to the British. Tlie Germans, although their artillery has been'active at one or two points, have assayed no new offensive. That conditions in Austria are on the verge of a serious revolt is no longer denied. The only thing that will savo the country from a revolution Is a German victory on the western front, and this of course, is now almost past the Impossible. THE ADMISSION OF GERMAN GUILT. Th'j Gcrniiiu .government may put th(i:r former ambassador to Great Hrilain. Prince Lichnowsky, on trial for liaving testified with regard to Germany's guilt in starting the war. Hill before the world It is the mllitar-is: rulers of Germany who are In tli� dock, and'- Prince Lichuowskj' Is tlie greatest witness of German guilt, glT-Ing conclusive evidence from 'their own side. % .Nothing that the German . gorem-ment may do can discredit their own ambassador's testimony with regard to Uje origin of the war. As Max Harden said in a recent issue of the "Zu-kunft":' It is unnecessary for a man like Prince Lichnowsky, wealthy, and holding such a high social and political position, to provs that he loves Jils'countrywhlclvta the aoarae pt.oll �his power and glory. Prince Lichnowsky did not Intend that bis memorandum should be published. He wrote it as a private family document, to put his part onrecord In history, and to give the truth' about' the precipitation of the war to prl-' vate- friends. The revelation Is due to the action of a member of the German general staff, who, shocked by the contents, made copies of the memorandum. In this way it reached the public. Pridce lilchnowsky tells bow ha labored while ambassador in London to bring about an understanding between Germany and Great Britain. Sir Edward Grey, the British minister of foreign affairs, also -worked laboi^ lously to find an accommodation with Germany. Prince Llohnowsky {stlHet that Sir Edward's policy was not to Isolate Germany, 'but to make us partners in a working concern." Sir Edward Grey was the pUlar of the Entente, but he did not conceive ot the Entente aa excluslre. It iras his means of bringing about the Society of Nations which he saw as the only altematlre to world war and world military caste, the real rulers of Germany. It has been part of tho onoray propaganda since the beginning of thu ! war to throw tho blame on Sir Ed-' ward Groy. But Prince Lichnowsky eulogizes him and flatly denies tho German assertions. He says of Sir Edward In the memoranduin: Lies and intrigues were foioign to his nature. This is the man who was called "thR liar Grey and 'tho originator of the world-war," "When Prince IJchnowsky realized the treacherous Intention ot Germany, he Is reported to have said 'Berlin has gone mad." He worked desperately to stem the rising tide. The urgent warnings he sent to tho Gorman government were ignored. Ho denouncwl the German course as a "dangerous and adventurous project." The German minister von .Tagow replied that Russia was not ready, and after a fuss would yield. Prince Lichnowsky says of Uits critical time of negotiation between Austria and Serbia: I urgently recommended Grey's proposal. In vain. ... A hint to Berch-told would have led to the acceptance ot the Serbian Xoto. But this hint was not given. We pressed for war. , . . After our refusal Sir Edward asked us to come forward with a proposal of our own. We Insisted upon war. . . The impression became over stronger that we desired war in "all clrcjum-stances. ... It has been said that -when the storm cloud burst, and tho Prussian miUtArists were to be in the saddle, thedr blood-lust unloosened upon the world. Prince Lichnowsky contemplated suicide. He was seen in tears. In his memorandum, he says: I ha4to support in Ivondon a policy whiclk" knew to be fallacious. I was paid �U for It, for it was a sin against the Holy Ghost. Prince Lichnowsky's memorandum Is pl^nly not neutral on the moral issue of the war. He definitely affirms that German perfidity brought about the wrecking of peace endeav-ers, and he states the indictment of Germany as follows: (1) We encouraged B; few years Ihey will again have to take up arms, and again see their, provinces over-run and their towns and villages destroyed?' Were those people not right who declared that It was the spirit ot Treltechka' and Bemhardl which dominated ttia German people-the spirit which, glorifies war as an aim Id lt�ell and does not abhor it as an evil? >Vere, those people not right who saw that among us It is still the feudal kntfhts and Jtinkers and the caste oC wiarrlors who rule and who fix our ideals and.olir values-not the civilian gentlemM?. ... ; A�;Uia;Ottawa cltiaen observes: ftlhc^ Ulchnowalcy's evidence leaves so tobphpie for the secret allies and dih^wi of Prussian autocracy to Vade the moral issue of the war PICKED UP' PASSING T�g gwy MMjy ftiderewskt has stoppad vl>TlnB until Poland la freed from Hun rule. St. Catharines has formed the War Chest Club, to be the sole orfanitatlon for war relief work, Expoplraental work aiming at the development ot the peat bogs of Ontario is to begin at once. Twelve hundred men and women, tho majority ot whom are said to be members of tho 1,\V.W., were taken In u raid conducted by the federal authorities at Detroit. Kingston Presbytery sustained a call by Chalmers Church, Kingston, to Kov, U, J, Wilson, of Vivncouver, B.C. Branttord Patriotic Association and the Soldiers' Aid Commission are working out a contingent fund for re turned soldiers. ^ After an Illness of eight months. Miss Flora McLarty, 37 years old, a prominent church worker, died at tho homo of her mother In Walker-vlUe. A colony of some 300 F*rench-Cnnad-iiin families is to be established shortly on Canadian Pacific Railway lands east ot Brooks, Alberta. Thirty families have already arrived, and will commnncQ cropping thQ land this year. John Heatliorington, tho son ot a well-known farmer of Oyen, proceeded on .Monday last to clean out a well on the premises, which is about 50' feet deep. Ijater ho was discovered head downwards and dead in three feet ot water. ^ Machael Po1to,.nn Austrian, a native of Lemberg, is to be Interned at Whitby, as a result ot investigation that followed a tiro which destroyed the barns ot James ShlUInglaw, ot Exbrldge township, last December. Judge Wallace, ot the County of Oxford, has been appointed chairman of the board of arbitration to settle the dispute between the Grand Trunk railway and members of the International Brotherhood of Railroad sta-tlonmen. The Victoria Cross has been awarded to two young flyers. Lieutenants Allen Gerard and .-Mian A. MfcLeod, the latter of Stonewall, Man., for displaying unusual daring, even in this time of wonderful exploits among the members of the air service. Canadian National Committee for Mental Uygieae was organized at Ottawa. , ; ' 1 Mrs. John Cuaac, Wooler, was found unconscious In the cellar of her home. Hor condition is aorious. At Samla tlie steamer RoyalUs of the Imperial Oil fleet left port for Chicago, opening navigation there. Fire destroyed tho I>asky motion picture studio, entailing a loss estimated at $500,000. Cobourg Is about to build ft new public school at a cost of $38,100, to replace tho one destroyed by Are iln November. Kitchener School Board voted 150 to be expended by boys in the purchase of seed. Repayment of tlie loan will be made out of sales. Colon, LaFortune, the patriarch lumberman, of Norfolk county, celebrated his hundredth birthday anniversary. John Quackenbush, of South Gowe)^, attempted to evade tho Military Service Act by suicide. He had been in uniform, but was home on leave, which bad expired, ^lartin Mikel, who has been market clerk of I�tchener for eleven years, has tendered his resignation as a result ot the refusal of the city council to advance his salary, which has been $900 for tho past five years. Sergt. William Orimbaldeston of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, though armed only with one bomb, f captured 36 Germans with six machine guns and a trench mortar, and thereby won tho Victoria Cross. ACP-UPDAY May-bay Celebrated - New Postmaster is A Returned Soldier (Krom Our Own CorresDondnntJ ..llaymond, May 2.-May 1 was a civic holiday In Raymoad. The stores, banks and public places were r.ldy;,; for Ihelr diabolical war for worldi: pow�t'.:-:ThBy made .Lichnowsky am-' bassador because he had a warm regard for Bngland.-He made friends tot Qersianr- I'ha British people reipeot- ed htm. Everyone who met him was impreosed, says the editor ot the liapdopDally News and Leader, "by bio gantlenest, candor and goodwill." BJ|t'Whila the Germans sent a trans- inanilitly; lionftst man' as their em- baa^ji^qr, to gain the confidence ot tha-^tllU'P^ipla; ^eyalao maln^ln- ed an intl^araB' tho-power-behind^ iiainelr. ^orr .yo\ KuUmann, co^n- cillQrf tiUfl ^baaajr. kuhlmann re- PT^'atplted: thbi- mUltnrfate;'; keeplhg I, the'iBl'|nt^ni�l''frOT|l'^ith�K Gem�n e^ basBy- l.il?Syil>'lhwM4ed by the PruBBlan'fbr w^^^^ we have been asklug, Twenty-eight parcels of Indian, lands aggregation 3,800 acres, situated on the Long Plain keserve, were offered for sale by auction at Portage La Prairie, Ot these, 11 parcels were disposed ot, the average price being in the neighborhood ot $20 per acre. Information ' that Hon. W. M, Hughes. Prime Minister of Australia, and probably also his colleague, Hon. Joseph Cook, new minister for the navy and a former Prime Minister, will p.-.ss through Victoria this summer, was brought on the liuer Ma-kura. Hoarders ot white flour who bought to excess before the standard grades went off the market will not be required to cart the spoils back and hand them over to the Canada . food board. They will be given the opportunity to return the surplus (to the dealer from whom they-purchased it. Prohibition ot exports of .newsprint paper for the period of the war lyas urged upon the government by the American Newspaper Publishers' association In convention at New York. The measure was advocated,as necessary to prevent a paper 'shortage, which, it was claimed, would curtail the publishing Industry and be harmful to the public interest. The council of the Winnipeg Grain Bxchango passed a resolution that the Traders' Building Association be requested to take steps to prevent soliciting for subscriptions for any purpose through ther-graln exchange bundling. It is the opinion of the council that the Federal Government should provide funds necessary for Red Cross, Patriotic Fund, etc. The first reinforced concrete bridge In the United States, was built about 4 1-2 miles east of Rock Rapids, In Lyons county, in the spring of 1893, This is a 30-foot arch span of Melan construction reinforced with I-beams. and is now, after 20 years of aervlce, still In very good condition. Except this one example, there were very few, i{ any, reinforced concrete bridges built In Iowa until after 1900, The "Ttev. Mendola de Sola, vice' president of the' Uiiibn of Orthodox; Jewish Congregation ot America, min-, ister' of the Spanish-Portuguese Jew- \ ish synagogue in Montreal, and one; ot the best known rabbis in Canada, died in New 'York. Canadian Fraternal Association, in session at Hamilton, resolved to urge the Government to Increase pensions so that no soldier returning wounded or disabled shall be dependent upon, any charitable organization or coni-pelled to appeal for any support. Although he has not yet been taken on the strength ot the C.E.F. jn London, A, Matthews, a recruit. Is in the military hospital at Wolsoley barracks suffering, from severe gashes in his throat and wrist. The wounds were apparently self-inflicted with a safety razor. , Wm, Singsheira and John Gilkeson made a sensational escape Irom the provincial Jail at Brandon. With a wire they managj>d to pick the ^loclt! of their cell,: made a hole through the ceiling to giet into the passageway; then tied the warden up with sheets, took away his keys, and marched through the front door to liberty. Dominic Deteo, an.Italian, in tho police court at Fort William on a charge ot bringing Pearl Anderson to the city under his control, was con vlcted. The Anderson girl, only 18, told of being sold to Deteo for $100 and railway fare to Fort William, some ot which she had to pay back. Among divisional changes on the CP.R, at Montreal Is. that of. H. J, Humphrey, who la appointed superintendent of the Latirentlan division, with offices at Montreal, In place of W. Tansley, transferred. Mr. Humphrey entered the service in 1912 as operator and was assistant superintendent at Winnipeg in 1915. As the result of an aeroplane accl-^ dent at the Royal Air Force Comp, when two machines collided in the air, Cadet J. F. Kunson, son ot Wm. Eunson, EUentield, Orkneys, Scotland, and Cadet K. W. R. Litchfield, son of H. L, Litchfield, of 1147 Hilda street, Victoria, B.C., were both .killed. This Year We Are Specializing on Golf and Baseball And Have High Grade Goods in Each Line-McGregor's Famous Golf Sticks and Goldsmith's Baseballs. We carry everything required for Golf, Baseball Tennis andall lines of sport.- . - REMEMBERr We are Headquarters for If you are preparing for a holiday you should see our trunks and suitcases. We have very complete ttocki. Alberta Saddlery Co., Ltd. Manufacturers of Horse'Furnishingn, trunks and Suit Cases, Leather Belting and I  . Tents. ' ampkerj and "tea-drinker* received a jdU when'ihe 1918 budget wiis mado^ pubHe. However; they shouldn't kick. Paying a i^ckle more .lor your tobacco and 6ea at' home is a flrat ot ^uly ipilonlQ -compared- .'with . fighting the BoQhe at the front. BUILDING One might almost forgive Mayor Hardle the garbage truck it he could locate some of �, those people who throw whole loaves ot bread Into the ; garbage'can .and have them glveh good Stiff punishment; Waste! lij/the Bre�te�t ot all crlmeH Uiose days. �\,Thpy,toil'us tho little flsli from the lake>hav6 clogged up the arms yf the ,�'^*f^^,,4,iBiiP9ai. nlanW*a'robab''iy wo liwilKhe'Mr^^ -intimating that it'is a nsby tale, nevertheless, it is onebit of information about tho plant. / The Railway Board has handed,out a judgment granting the application of the British Columbia Electric Railway on behalf of tho Vancouver and Liilu-Island Railway and the Vancouver and Fraaor Valley' Railway, to increase' the freight rates of these railways to conform with the increase granted to steam railways by the judgment ot 1917, The l\Ighor rates become effective on May 8. The appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel W. W, Nasmyth, as the officer commanding the new district depot at Calgary has been confirmed by Ottawa, Other appointments are; To bo adjutant, with rank of captain. Captain William M. Brooks, late of tho 5Bih Battalion; aaalstjmt adjutant Lieut. Walter W. Beatty, also late of the 5filh, Another veturiiod'otticer ot that battalion is to be e^iyen a post in the (llBlrlot depot is Captain Frank Herring, wlio becomes quartermaster. i,,ieut. Oeorge Bain will',he the officer commx-indlng tho cailualty company, with rank of captain, and among iiha other appolntniotxts Lieut, Harold 13i Whyte will be the oftld6r'command-Ing the details company; while Lieut. Frank J, W. Fane, M.C., will be ton-nocted with tho details company at JCdnionton. FACE BRICK, MANTLE BRICK, COMMON BRICK, FIRE BRICK, HOLLOW TILE, PLASTER, CEMENT, LIME, FIRECLAY, PLASTER PARIS, MORTAR STAIN, NAILS, GLASS, STRUCTURAL STEEL, PREPARED ROOFING, BUII^DING PAPERS, FIREPLACES AND GRATES. BEAVER BOARD . SEWER PIPE, WALL BOARD WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF STRAIGHT AND MIXED CARLOAD tOTS. PROMPT SHIPMENTS. PHONE OR ' WRITE US FOR PRICES. - > WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF COAL MINING - AGRICULTURAL - MUNICIPAL 1245 Second Ave. S. AND J. B. TMNEY & EQUIPMENT Ph