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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR ttbe letbbriboe ftevato Blberta DAILY AND WfEKLY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: CiiIlT, delivered, pel year..... Btllr. uy mall, per year...... .Weakly, by mail, por year.... THE TETHHB1PGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1915 TELEPHONES; Business Ofnce Editorial Office 122-1 W. A. Buchinan John Torranc. Managing Director Business Manager THE WAR SITUATION AS IT STANDS The North Sea was the only theatre of war which furnished any sensa- tions yesterday. Small engagements between British and Germans there resulted in the sinking ot two German torpedo boats which had delivered a vicious attack ou a British v without raising colors. The British destroyer deet lost no time in run- ning them down. althouBh 'altering the loss of a destroyer themselves. In the Dardanelles the forces are still making satisfactory progress, the total destruction of the town of Dardanelles being reported. The Russians are claiming that the German advance Into Poland merely amounts to a raid, but that does -at satisfy the firitisli mind that ths Ger- 1 mans are not advancing there in lorce. In Flanders only minor en- gagements are reported. in the courts of edltorW on the revelations at Ottawa had this to say. "There Is much to be done In tho way ot Investigation. Only the little things havo been investigated far. There ar.o well authenticated minors of rako-oits going to middle- men, ranglns from to on some of the .bigger contracts. One important Canadian manufacturer ot tho highest reputation was unable to get an order until ho aereed to give a middlemen, who had a pull of some kind, n neraentncc which will amount to well over The Into Lord Btrathcona onoe that if ho had not sent Fred Sir Fred Ottawa to watch his Interests, the equipping and des- patching of the Strnthconn Horse to South Africa would have cost him several hundred thousand dollars more." Premier Borden can scarcely over- .look or ignore a charge of this kinii. I The Financial Post is a reputable are known as business men of prom- inence. It must be taken for granted that they would not make charges like these unless they knew what they were talking about. In view of the other revelations which have made at Ottawa tho country will bo pursuaded of tbe truth of The Post's assertion that transactions much worse than those already brought out can be unearthed. Had the public accounts committee remained in ses- RECOVERED FROM WOUNDS- THEN KILLED IN ACTION Lieut W. J. Doisee ot the Second Overseas Battalion killed at Lange- uiarck on -March.3rd. He W-1-" report- ed wounder, tut he apparently re- covered and returned to the front in time for the big liattlo in which he fell He was thrice mayor of Camp- bellford and a very prominent citizen ot- Eastern Ontario. INSURANCE ON SOLDIER 'BOYS RICKED UP IN SSING FOR THS BUSY HAN sion the exposures would have con- tinued. Ottawa air was full of stories concerning graft and iig profits for the middlemen. The half had not been told when Parliament closed. Probably It is just ai well for we have stained our reputation badly en- ough and more exposures 'would have j millj damned us as a people lovine money j Hat agents more and country IMS In time orjjjare au association. stress, when even- resource should! f. H rjcacou is, the new president The wife of Jos. Whittaker died at Cranbroolc. Crsnbrook's tas rate will be 31 stress. ueacon is, IQO new yu Hartford. Conn., insurance com- be f0r the sole purpose of jo! the Toronto Cauauisn club, pany issued policies on the lives of an enemy which is a men- James F. JIunro, oi; Pembroke, was V, Canadian soldiers who will so to the front as part of'the second' eipeditionary force. The policies are twenty year endowment for S1000_______ each. The 1150 soldiers compose one R Mtlon entire regiment the Toronto con-j----------- tincent and part of another. The pre-1 _---------- mlums aggregate year. The city ot Toronto will pay the premium, for three years, at the expiration of which payments must be assumed -by the insured to keep the policies in force. These policies were only issued a -week or so ago. It looks like a hes-vy TlsS and the president of the com- pany admits that the policies were with the espeotatioi" that the immred soon be culled into action. have written something under J2.000.000 in insurance on Canadian soldiers." said President English. "In our negotiations for insuring men j who probably will be exposed to the Germans' fire we made no calculations regarding the length of the war. We consider Canadian soldiers good risks, the war is of long or short duration." The president said the opportunity to insure German soldiers probably would not present itself, and that if it did his company would not be in a position to assume such a risk. Con- ditions would have to be reversed, he declared, -before his company would lonsider the placing: of insurance on the enemies of the Allies. acs to the world. We need to under- ake a war In our own country. gainst a menace that if not soon overcome will destroy our honor as Some of the grafters and well-far- ers under patronage dispensed to them Vancouver mtruiuai uicu mm- on account of the requirements of war. j ed to furnish the personnel of a base should head the scoring administered hospital in France OUR POINT OF VIEW chostn Liberal candidate lor the Commons in North Renfrew. Rev. E. S. Shorey, a superannuat- ed aethddiat minister, is dead at STdeaham, Ont. The wife of Edmund Meredith, K, 0., dropped dead at her home i> London, Cut. Rev. R. A. Whatt-am. of Orono, has been invited to Mark street Meth- odist church', Puterboro. Vancouver medical men have offer- in recent The three-year-old son of" Dr. M- bert Kelly, 'of Florence, was drown- jed in an old well near his horns. I Wilson Crone, seven years old, son joi Richard Orone, ui Chatham, was drowned while wading in the Thames river. .At the annual meeting of the Kingston Reform Association. Dr. A. Richardson was elected president. I Mayor Kemp oi Woodstock, has en- 'dorsr'd the daylight saving scheme to 'which the heads of all the local fac- tones are favorable. j Word has been received at Hainil i ton, that Licut.-Col. Labatt, who uii poor, young and old, constantly dBrwent an operation in England, IB ro far recovered that be is able to go to the front. j Hiram D. Lawrence, one of the most prominent business men oj Northumberland County, died al Brighton at the residence of his son- n-law, Mr. Clarence C. Bullock. Intelligence has been received at Brantford that Pte. Edward Hodson a reservist from that town, has been awarded the distinguished conduct medal for conspicuous.bravery. by Sir James Aikins speech. He said: "This Is no time for people to make money out of the miseries and wretchedness of war. Any man, who'for-the purposes of im- proper gain, stands on one side of the public chest and, unmatched, wiH put his hand in for some mossy to put into his pocket when there are tens of thousands of our good loyal citizens, rich and trying, out of their savings and their sacrifices to put something into that public treasury or to as-, sist in carrying on the war, is a man who la not only an unworthy citizen, fcut absolutely disloyal and merits net .only the condemna- tion but ths swift punishment to -which he is property entitled. This is no time for palliation; the old principle should prevail." Every truly patriotic citizen is in The action of the company, wane's, accord 'with these sentiments. Never- Is said-'to be the only company has insured soldiers for the war ex- cept at an advance over the regular rates, is {based on the com-hined ex- perience tables of American and Eng- lish insurance companies. The fig- ures of the actuaries who compile these tables show that soldiers under thirty years of age are better rislcs in time of war than men forty years old who are engaged in peaceful pursuits. Seven-eighths of the two thousand Canadian troops the company has in- jured are in the twenties, or younger. ''Of course, all our calculations would be the president added, "should the Germans wipe out the Toronto regiment we have insured, but we consider that possibility de- cidedly remote. The mortality in this is appallingly enormous, but rela- tively to the forces in daily combat It is less than that of the other great Irars of history." This insurance man's views Ihow that this company has greater tonfidencs in the Allies than in the Benuins, and that our Canadian boys considered healthy and vigorous to be good risks. THE HALF HAD NOT TOLD In the of Parliament lir Borden promised to pur the grafters who had been fleec- ing Canada in a time of war and, if teed be, put them behind the burs. fte must not conclude that suspicion ihould rest wholly upon the men Whonc conduct wan brought to light JR the recent investigations at Otta- )m. These Investigations only scrap- id on. the top. We have the author- ity of a very independent newspaper tor that statement. Under date of 10, 'before the public .accounts 'jommittee at Ottawa finished there are scores of men in al parts of Canada with eyes wide open, looking for opportunity to grasp un- fair profits from contracts .with the ililitla department for war purposes. It may be for feeding, clothing or equipping the soldiers, but in many instances the thought of tbe individ- ual is "How much profit can we make o.ut of the government The truly patriotic citizen should say "I will try and or sell the very best ma- terial, and sell it to the department at, at the same profit I 'wou'id espect In my ordinary business." NEW BOOKLET ON WESTERN CANADA The Herald has just received a new booklet issued by the department of Natural Resources of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Calgary, describ- ing the resources and advantages of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The folder contains a vast amount of useful information, such as the av- erages of all leading grain crops in the three provinces for a period of years, the average prices for the last fiV'i yea'rt, the elevator, flour mill and out- meal mil) capacity, statements of tem- peratures and precipitation, livestock- tables, general information covering points a> customs, quarantine and .transportation regulations, public worship, school syfteme, agricultural education, railway facilities, public roads, system of tuition, voting reg- ulations, rural telephones, water sup- ply, system of land survey, cost of building mt.terla.1, Sir- ness, furniture, dry goods and cloth- ing, meat and groceries, aid the cap- ital necessary for a settler to make a proper start. The booklet Is ed with 40 photographs of actual farm scenes In western Canada, and includ ad in it are in two colors of Al berta and Saskatchewan, All persons interested In opportunities afforded to home-makers in western Canada should make of this foldkr which may Be had free of charge by addniilng the Publicity branch, de Diriment of Natural Resources, WJ, AUfc LOCATION OF TURTLE iAY Where Japanese warship activities has been the object of much curiosity on the part of Americans MADE IN CANADA RERMUDA QAUSBURY oNTAnto Co co a. [oc olate NOVEL AUSTRIAN TRANSPORT TRAIN The Northern Union Torce which is advancing into German iiouthwest Af- rica from Swakopmund, under Gen- eral Botha himself, .has, according to recent news, carried. o.ut successfu'ily a pretty piece of strategy. Fiom Swakopmund the railway, after a 'wide aweep to the northeast, bends' round to Wiadhoek, the capital of the colony, and a chief object of the attack. Ex- cept for a small portion, already, gain- ed by the northern the line, was strongly held by the enemy: Gen- eral Botha flung out two .brigades ultaneoufc'iy to descend upon different parts of. the line frum liie-iiortli and a .hircl to commence an advance straight towards Windhoek acrois the desert, disregarding the curve of the railway. The force that attacked furthest up the line did net succeed in dislodging the Germans from their position, hut prevented them from sendini; forcemeaU down the to sec- ond point of attack, Pfprtebere, which was captured with 200 prisoners, .two machine funs and two field guns. Tbei> diversions the enemy and interrujtions of his line munication enabled third fores lately to penetrate 25 miles across the and drive the enemy from a itron, position. That force, which lias with It Central Botha and Col. Brltz, so distinguished himself in round- ing up the rebels In the Union, is now tnomptd beside a well tome 70 across the 180 miles of desert thai separates Windhoek from epmund, as the crow flies. It pre- sumably, safeguarded attack on its flank by tho forces have oc- cupied the railway to the east at it, and can continue Its advance at Its leisure. Meanwhile the-second main oi the colony from the west proceeds, with Luderiti, or, rather, Xigra Pequena, as its bme; third li being from Hi'er on the south, and the; fourth, from British W eMt, aw ale If all succeed In ing out- their transport auto with wheel, made _to fit ;theraiiso. tho Carpathian nU.W so they can he This track can haul live or six heavy laden cars. tre of the colony will- be beleaguered is as it It was in an Invested city even 'if it cannot be beaten by such a concerted attack from all sides as should then be possible. GRAIN SHIPMENTS BREAK. RECORD Chicago, 111., May of the traffic on the great lakes has started i, record-breaking movement of grain from western Canada, according to a statement by ofHcla-U of the- Canadian Northern Railway today. More than 16 'worth of was jhlpped out of Port William, Ont., during four days of last week. Other grains show- td similar records, It WM said. AGAINST ELECTION Winnipeg, Man., May Ministerial association this morning went unanimously on record a general election in war time. The resolution will he forwarded to Sir Robert iordeu aid Sir WiUrld THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE LAIRD. Gcner.1 JOHN Am't (Miml y. C. NOWK. .1 WnUn CAPITAL, RESERVE FUND, FARMERS' BUSINESS The Bank of Commerce extends to Ifarmen every for the transaction of their banking business, including the discount and collection of notes. Blank notet tupplied charge on applicatioii. Wtl LethWg ;