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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta p,\GF FOUR-' THE ^ LETHBRIDGE DAILY, iHERALO i " i > � 11 � r I  fi '  " MONDAY, MAY 6, letAbcibi^e Detail AcCilir4d�e. mi�crta / � DAII.Y AWtTwiEKLY . ^rrMriatsr* and Pubiithan. ifNI^LITMMIDQK HERALD PRINT- .1 INa COMPANY, LIMITED i fU eth ttrtat South, Lethbrldg* \ T\ W. A. Buchanan i FrwMmt ud Managins Director lehn'Tonanc*   Busln^ea Managor ' ^ ' _________ TELEPHONES AualaMt omce .............. 1252 ^tortel Otfice .............. 12� .10 �ubicrlption Ratej: Dkily, delivered, per week ----- Daily, delivered, per year .....�5.00 Dailjr, by mai), per year ......$4.00 Waeklr, by mall, per year .....J1.60 W�ekly. by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry 9t subscriptions appear dally en address label. Accept-Bace of papers r.ftc:- expiration dat* ts our authority to continue the subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. The great German armies on the nanders front have lain practically Inert for tlio past -week, save where this matter for years to como. The very idea oC hauling coal over linlf,\a continent, from the mtnosv' in Fonnsy'l. vnnlft to Manitoba, Is ot itself a rid Iculous proposition, when it is considered that good burning coal can bo had in the neighboring provinces ot Saslcatchewan and Alberta. AMENDMENTS TO DIVORCE LAWS NOW IN ORDER. Thcrctotoro the Canadian Senate had a monopoly on the grantlns of dlvorceg, when tho Interested pnrtios did not circumvent the monopoly h.v tho rather simple method ot takinK up residence In the U.S.. wlierp the too easy laws were made to servo the purpose. Now. however, the Canadian high courts have ruled that tho Province ot Manitoba has the ri.ght to grant divorces, and It nppoari as If nmendments to our divorce laws would be In order giving all provinces the same right. Keviewing the Manitoba case, Toronto Saturday Xight comments as follows: The Jtanltoba Court of Appeal has rendered a unanimous judgment In the case of Walker vs. Walker, holding that the Court of King's Bench o� .Manitoba has jurisiUction to grant decrees of divorce for all causes recognized by the laws of England on July 1. 1S70. and duly incorporated Into the laws of .Manitoba in ISSS. The judgment in this case will not PICKED UP IN 4 ' � . ' * JPA SSIIVG ^QJg TMB BUSY MAN they have been forced to retreat un- j preclude resort to the Senate Com der allied local attacks. A resump- [ hilttee on Divorce, if any Jlanitoban ; The Merchants' ISank will double tho size ot its chief otfice in Edmonton. George Pcnod and .Mbert .Tohnson of \\'lnniiicR, have beon sentanced to three years for forging military pay. A fine brick rc.^Wenco, the property ot D. I.,. K;ivaiuiKli, ot Hancroft, was destroyed hy tire. Part of the contents was saved. Sarnia will have a ,'i()-acre parkj^wlth rauuing Avator. f.\ he used as a rest homo for tired, sick and worn-out horses. The Hranttord Patriotic association and tlie Soldier:-' Aid commission are woi^ing out a contingeut fund tor returned soldiers. Wool growers ot' the United States liave agriH'd lo turn over to the Government (lie entire oytput at prices based on the prlce\ prevailing for washed wool on July ao last. Albert mine workers are asking that during idle periods instead of a flat rate of ?10 a week, they get sixty-six and two thirds per cent, ot Iholr salaries. ....... �"' tion of their offensive Tvas planned by the Germans on Saturday but wao Interrupted by bad -weather and by Intermittent British attacks at various points. By tliese attacks the British were able to improve their lines and take prisoners. There is practically no �change ia the situation so far as the FlandATS front is concerned. A LESSON IN ECONOMY '.FReM THE OLD COUNTRY. �Writing to a friend In the city, a lady In the Old Country says, "We are- pretty well rationed now for most things-. We have cards^ for meat, bacon, tea, butter and margarine. 'We cannot buy cream -which -we miss very muchi Oiir meat allowance is one ahllllng's worth per head per week; tea Is to be 1^4 oz., end butter four ounces-per week;  Fish is very dear and Be is eTorythliig else. Clothing 1b increasing in price by' leaps and !*We get along wonderfully, and the ccuntry will ttand a. great -deal yet ' "We are putting aS; many potatoes as pQsaible !&''qur gardens, and tlis -farmers have t� grow chiefly oats and potatoes, and utillEe every Inch of ground. What a time it isl" The Herald quotes the above for the wonderful message it conveys to Canadians. In spite of the hardships, every British mac, -woman and child is imdergolng, there is the utmost confidence and the greatest desire on ihe.-part ot all to pl^y the part to the  end. The letter is a lesson to Oana-dljma. 'We are living in the midst of peace and plenty and haven't begun ,to tlght*n our belts. Ijet ua forget our /little hardships and strive to save and produce to a much greater degree than -we are doing at present that we may hare as great a surplus as possible of foodatutts to release the people over there who are taking food restrictions In such good part. is fool enough to waste money on! j Rritish Columbia Railway Company this silly Committee and its expen-ihave been hayrt at work ropair-sive ways, but ment holds on may be taken, give residents ot that i province an opiwrtunity of obtaining, _ , a dU-orce on statutory grounds for I Se%en men and one. woman were it �-iII, if this judg-, '"K i^?y�?'^� of the blizzard wh ch anv appeal which; f'"'^'^ Chillnvack and aljacent dls-:ive residents ot that,""-'' �� unexpectedly early this year, ortunity of obtaining, , ,,, ,, i , , ;atutory grounds for I Se%en men and one. the modest sum ot ?100 or even less, "f^'^'ed in Winnipeg The high cost of divorce proceedhiKs ,' c i-culating copies ot at Ottawa and the bigoted attitude. rY^J-^'f^ P'-in'Ph'ets w bigoted of the Senatorial Committee on Divorce has long been a public scandal, and it Is . time the other provinces, wherever possible, follo-w In the wake ot Manitoba. The right ot the Western Provinces to regulate ,their own divorce proceedings originated in their pro-Confederation status, and it has long been the opinion of the Western legal profession that all that was needed to bring the matter to a head was a judgment such as has now been registered. The law upon which the Manitoba judgment- is based was introditced in lished in Canada. recently for The Finished hlch are pub- "U'innipeg's rat-catching campaign is coming on. During .March 4S9 tails were taken to the City Hall, 10,59S tails have been brought in, and $5211.00 paid in bounties. Robert Jamleson Wylie, one ot the founders of the Commercial Travelers' association, and one of the early husiness men of toronto, died suddenly. The steamer Harold Dollar has left i Vancouver, bound for Shanghai, the British Parliamcut in 1S70. This ?f Kong arul Manila a^^^^^ was .in -lADrd Palmertton's day. and i Jfl'^r" 1--'00,000 feet ot British Colum- CARRYINQ COALS TO NEWCASTLE. Toronto Saturday Night has the right Idea about Alberta coal tor Western Canada. Saturday Night was one of the first ot the Eastern papers to take up the campaign after Th� Herald and other Alberta papers bs-iigan to .point out the possibility ot inaklBig Alberta's,coal mlUfca work to: capacity throughout the -aummer in order that Pennsylvania coal might lie diverted, to Ontario. In a recent Issue Saturday Night eald that the lanaounoement that the Prairie Provinces must depend upon their own coal the coming winter comes'almul-taneoualy -with the solemn warning that the United States will not be able to provide us the coming winter With onr accustomed allotment of hard coal. This warning comas from Dr. Garfield, the United States Fuel Controller, and is given to the public through the medium of our own Fuel CbntroUer, Mr. Magrath. This is a contingency neither they ,,�.or--w^ Oi�B alter. The necessary ^mount Bimply caamot be produced, pwing mainly to labor difficulties, ini yft must look.to substitutes to inake up tlie difference. ^ "J �fty to you," says the Fuel Con-Inller, '*ttaat during the winter ot ltlt-19 you �re not going to gat sufficient co*l to keep your homes as oamfortaWe aii during the winter of 1817-18, Itirlll not be possible to heat the entire house, or maintain hlfb temperatures. Comfort cannot be conildered. Ttie best the Uiiited Stikt^a can do is keep us from actual hardahlp." And after all this may be a bless-in% io dlagitlge, fid tar as thia cdnn-try la coiicerned. For on? thing,' it ia making us realize that we must develop our own fuel resturces, and ^without tht> presents. Incentive It is 4oubttul 11 we would have moved in the Act was bitterly opposed by W. B, Gladstone as the champion ot the High Church party. . After a bitter fight, Gladstone' capitulated and the law went into -effect. Up to that Jieriod the divorce law o? England ivas that which went into force in 1858. and -was Imuoh more Testrlcted in its' characteri , � It _would no-BT.ibe best for,the Ottawa HousS to 'jnend.' its boats .by establishing, undier. Federal jurisdiction, divorce courts.in all the provinces In order lli&t there . be some semblance of judfcial order. As it now stands, divorce on 'sthtutory grounds can "be obtained in some provinces which held to their pre-Confederation rights. Prince Edward Island, for Instance, while other provinces must rest their case with the Dominion Senate, where principles of church are more in the foreground than are principles of. justice. Divorce should not only be available to the rlcil, and that Is how it -works out u.ider our present system. Denominational belief or disbelief in divorce -should no longer be allowed to interfere with the rights of the subject. There is only one thing Canada should guard against. Divorce should be available to rich and poor alike, but availability should not be so easy that Canada bo placed in any danger o� falling Into the divorce evils that make such a farce of marriage in Bo many of the itates south ot the line. Fight or pay! The old slogan applies with full force this week with the Y.M.C.A. campaign for war funds in progresi. Did you rsallze that, Lethbrldge went "bone dry last "Wednesday. No* express parcels could be delivered after Tuesday. It looks like a long dry spell. There is a suspicion in many quarters that a city hall ring la endeavoring to entrench itself In I.,eth-brldge. That is one thing the people will not stand for. Kaiser Bill failed on tho West and now Kaiser Karl la going .to try it out on thC^Itallan front. Failure will be his lot also. Hun propaganda will win no more battles in Italy. LLOYD-GEORGE PRAISES SIMIES / - liondon, May 4.-Premier Lloyd ^ George who has returned from his; visit to France, In which he attended tho seBsions of the supremo war council Olid went to tho front; spoke en-thuslastlcttUy today of the American troops. "A gpod number are already there," said Premier Lloyd George, "many more will pour in steadily during tho luontha. "The French who saw their flghtinn In.the battle lower down the lino Bald they were first clasa fighting material, full o( courage and resource and all very keen," said the premier. bia lumber to those ports. Before Judge Winchester at Toronto, L. W. Maynard. former branch manager of the Dominion Bank, formally pleaded not guilty of theft ot 553,000. The new order calling out youths of 19 years for military service will produce over 5,000 in Military District No. 10, according to an estimate furnished by the registrar's office. A prediction that ships, railroads and war industries will be unable to obtain fuel oil after sixty days if the leasing bill Is passed by Congress was made by Secretary of the Interior Lane. Michael Polto, an Austrian, a native of Lemberg, is to be interned as a result of investigation that followed a fire -which destroyed the barns of James Shillluglawi of Uxbridgs township last December. A collision between the C.P.R. tug Nitlnat and the Border Line Transportation Company's motor vessel, Wakena. oft Turn Point, Stuart Island. The Wakena was struck amidships, but the Xitinat escaped without hurt. Major Csborne, for the last two years assistant provost marshal for Military District No. 1, has been transferred to District No. 12, with headquarters at Regina. XIajor John Hirsch, of British Columbia, succeeds Major Osborne, Sergt. Alderic Trotter, returned soldier, is .under arrest at Winnipeg on a charge of having stab'bed'Quartermaster Serg^nt Chase, of the depot battalion,' in the abdomen and arm with a bayonet. The -men quar-. relied at Trotter's hoiise. ' There are 2,282 �womcn..DiK,tlie vo't-ers' list of the provincial riding of New Westminster, out of a tdtaj of 5,5oSi; in Dowdney, the number is 1,093 out of 3,503; and in Delta, 1,-001 out of 3,766. Tbo.se figures are from the li&t.i as passed at thd last Court of Revision held by Mr, F, C. Campbell, Government agent> Edward -Edwards, an employee of the B. C. Government for � the past eighteen years and until April 22, acting as assessor and collector ot taxes, has (Visappoared leayting no trace. Ho also has acted in the cap aclty of registrar in the county and supreme courts at Nanalmo. Mr. Edwards icft his office on April 22 for Gillies Bayi Texada island, lo make a school assessment. Lieut. "Dave" Chriiitie, a former Winnipeg sportsman, has been killed in action while serving with the R. F.C. - .The C.NjR. la huildlng a roimd-house and repair shop at Loasldo. It may withdraw from llio Toronto Union station. The workmen's compensation board is supremo and its decisions cannot bo altered, was the finding of tho first dI\'1aional appellate court. During the week ending Saturday, 18,010 pounds, or 24 tons of food that had become unfit for human consumption was destroyed. Lt.-Coi Edgar S. Hurlburt. M.C., of the Manchester Regiment, a younger brother of Miss Ethel Ilurlbart. warden of the Royal Victoria College, Montreal, has l�!en klUed in action. Rev. J. J. Ross.ot St. James Street Baptist Church, Hamilton, surprised his'congregation by announcing that hehad xleclded'to accept a call to tho Second Baptist'Ohurch, Chicago. y - Leona O'Neill and .Mrs. OvlUa Fnu-bort. of Chatham, were seriously in-jnred wlien, accompanied by Mr. Pau-bert, thoir motor was smashed through colliding with an electric car. The total cost of the Royal Commission to enquirb into tho Vaacouver School Board was ?1,7C2.15, according to a statement furnished to the Legislature by the Minister ot Finance. Judge Haggart, Winnipeg, exempted 24 members ot tho Government railway, deciding they were necessary to run the railway to bring in the crops. Capt. Bob Roger.'!. Winnipeg, son ot the former Public Works Minister, and aide to General Turner, London, has resigned his post to join the Army Ser-�-1ce Corps In France. J. P. Gritfiths, Grand Forks. B. C, sued the owners ot tho Grand Forks quarry for the loss of a cow that died from eating dynamite left about the premises. Farmers In the vicinity of Gait iwere told by F. S; Scott, M.P., for South Waterloo that farmers owe as much to tho State in the w'ttyof military service as other uien. '' �' " Controller JIcBride's (Toronto) resolution to have a judicial Inquiry in connection with his charges against the depa:Ttment ot health was blocked ' by the board ot control. Among '^be-itieii -vyho" qiialtfied as prospective sOcond  lletuenants at Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., as announced by the adjutant general's office, is listed Blanchard C. Barrett, ot Edmonton, Alta. Revisiting China after an absence of eight years, Reww Dr. Endlcott, general secretary ofiUhe Methodist foreign missions, returned to Toronto from a six months' tour in that country. Paying a visit to Hamilton Hall, the headquarters of the Bible Students, detectives at Vancouver took possession of 228 volumes^..- of works by Pastor Russell, which are banned by the order-in-CouncU dealing with such publications. The U.S. Congress passed the administration passport bill requiring all persons entering the United States to have a government permit and giving the president broad powers In restricting entrance to and exit from American ports. The Victor Talking Machine Company was held to_ be an illegal combination in restraint .'of trade in a final decree signed by Federal Judge Hand. The court issued the usual dissolution restraining order in such cases. Tea to tho an]Ount of 2,753,496 lbs. is in storage at Port Arthur and sub ject to the new Kvar tax of ten cents a poiind with one cent allowed off for ^^�fapping. Tho inland revenue officer will, therefore,^ collect-$247,814 for the Government. At Fort William an additional 1,950,000 pounds is In stornge. The tea is held here by the rail vays for distribution to Eastern dea ers. The establishment of salmon c^in nlng industry on tlie itjwer-Yukon River Is projected.^ The,. Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is opposing tho establishment of the industry, claiming that it will deplete tho supply of salmon in the river so essential tor the sustenance ot the numerous Indian trihos whose habit is in the valleys of the numerous streams which form the watershed of the Yukon, HEARSTNEWS SERVICE SUIT Washington, Jlay 8.-ArKumonta in proceedings brought In. an effort to sot aside Injunctions restraining tho Intomatlonnl News Service or Hearst Service from pirating news despatches ot the Associated Press were continued to-day In the supremo court. The opening argument wns made yesterday by Samuel Untar-meyer. Mr. Untormeyor attacked ospticlnlly tho contention ot the Associated Press that news has property vaUio and charged that if tho lower court Injunctions are sustained, tho Associated Press will bo allowed to become a "despotic monopoly." In explanation of the action of tly; Ailed Governments. Mr. Untermeyer declared, it was- due' to news mattei' sent by. th'o International News Service to Its offices in-, this country regarding tho torpedoing of tho British battleship Audacious and tho naval battl^ off Jutland because headlines printed In one newspaper receiving the Hearst Service described Ijondon as being in flames. F. H. Lehman, for the' Associated Press, presented nrgupient and referred to decisions to uphold the contention that publication ot news does not relinquish the property right in it. "Because electricity outruns the apparent movement ot tlie sun, wo can clip the news appearing In the New York morning papers and s^nA it to any paper In the Misslasip'pi Valley or to the west ot that in ample time for publication In the regular and even the first editions. "Any person doing this would havo a great advantage over the Associated Press. What tho .\ssoclated Press got through tho diligence and daring of its correspondents at more than one battletront and at tho additional cost of transmission by cable across the Atlantic, this man would get sitting securely at a sate desk in New York by the mere use of a pair of scissors. "May the produce of tho nowa-gatherlng activities of tho Associated Press Intended exclusively tor its own members, be appropriated in the manntir suggested by Uie International News Service and sold-by it in competition with the As.soclnted Press. That is the question presented by this case." SIMPLIFY TEACHING METHODS. Quoboc.. May 4.-^Moro English, more I geography, more Cnnadljui hlatory, and a greater or simplification of teaching methods generally, are tho main focoinmohdallbna which will bo niiido by a government commlttoo ot -exports who have been sitting here In I ho department of public In-.ftrucr.lon ifor tho past few days studying the school system ot tho province, as ttt'r aw the Catholic schools nro con-' corned. � .4. � > ^ � � o ITALIANS COMPLETE, Washington, May 4.-Advlce.s to tlio Itnlinn onibasay hwo from Rome today made no mention ot the beglnnhig of tho Austrian offonalve on tho Italian front, Vnit aald the Auatrlnns, bo-cause ot the honvy snows, had boon obliged to postpone their offensive oiicratlons. Oonornl Amadazi, is qviot-cd as having written from the front that the snows having obstructed tho roads, tho movement of the enemy troops in tho nmuntaln zone was slow THE MAKING OF A FAMOUS . MEDICINE How Lydia E. PinMwm't V�geUiUe Compound / Is Prepared For Woman'tUieu A visit to the laboratonr ufam this �uccesaful remedy ia mad* impreeae.^ even the casual looker-on with toe reliability, accuracy, skill and cleanliness which attends the making of tbia great medicine for wonnan'a ills. \ Over 350,000 pounds of Tuioiu herbs are used anually and all hkT* to ba RAthercd at the saaaen of tha vmt when their natural juiets uid ni��d|ul aub-atances are at their buU ..� The most succMiAilBolvMta are used to extract the madieina) pwparttas from these herbs. Every utensil and Unk that comes in contact with tha madiciiM la'atarilized and as a final praeau^oh in cleanliness the medicine is paiteutiud aad'aeaied in sterile bottlea...... �, It is tho wonderful eomUnatioa of rooU and herbs, together with the skill and care used in ita preparation which has made this famous medicine so sucoasaful in tha traatnent of female .ills. Tha letters fram'womaa who hav� been reatored to health by tha use of Lydia E. Rinkham'* VeguUlkU Com- and difticiilt and the offensive against I pound which we are continually PUb-Italy, thcroforo, has been postponed, j lishinff attest to its yirUtfi The delay caused by the snow and the general atmospheric conditions permits the Italians to complete thulr defensive works." says tho doapatch, ';nnd add to their reserves of guns and ammunition, which are being produced In largo quantities In our factories day and night. The losses in war material suffered by Italy last fall have been entirely replaced and Austria begins to feel that Italy is growing stronger every day and tliat it is not safe for Austria to bring any assistance to Germany on tho western front." E IT Amsterdam, May 4.-A Vienna despatch says the Austria premier, Ur. Von Seydler, speaklug at a conference ot party leaders declared that aorlous and economic conditions made it imperative for the present government to bo spared parliamentary criticism. Ho therefore demanded that the proposed sittings ot the parliament be postponed, adding that unless the party leaders took this step the government would prevent the aesaions forcibly. Apparently this conference, the date of which is not given, was held before the emperor ordered the parliament closed. The president of the. lower house of the parliament said in reply to--tho premier that.^tho conditions prevailing In the country and the demand from the larger political parties for tho resumption ot the sittings of the parliament made a further postponement impossible. Tho louders of the German party favored -postponement, but Dr. Victor Adler, the Socialist lender, and other party representatives Including the Polish group, were opposed. Not iwithatunding their protesla, tho postponement of parliament was agreed upon. BOUNDARY CKKEK t'From Ovir Own Corrcsponc^ont) Boundary Creek, May 1.-A now'' community has settled In this district during the last six months or so, as nearly all tho old-timers around l)ere have moved put, having disposed of tholr holdings at handsome figures. The now-comors are practically all farmers who have "made good" at raising wheat and are now going to show what they can do in mixed farming. The famous Salt ranch is now being operated by Peterson Bros, and .JIayor Uennlon, ot Magrath, while the equally well- known I'idler ranch ia-now owned by V. W. Illllmer, alsii late of Magrath. U. S. Smith, who b^s been tiie strong man of the Ubei'als In the district has disposed of his Interests and the Irwin family, who have been residents hero for vlxteen years are now located near Pincher Creek, having sold o no touchy corn n*ed. ever bother you again, Blue-JW PUa-terg .are lolcl everywhere at drug stores f or cents per pack-age> Buy a package now. End your corn at once and never let one pain again. Stop* Pain Itutantly JSndt Cornt. Completely Alto Bine-jay Bunion PUders ' BAUER & BLACK, Umii.:') " �.....f r,.,....., 01.-.,.. t,.,,, ��.wV^k Large paokaae 25c at Drugaiats, Small package discontlriued. After a residence in Woodstock of 1 over 30 years, the death took placa ' ot Edward Schoenheide. LACK nNIGHT 1 i,ri Easy to use and gives a brilliant; lasting polish. Apply with jr cloth to either awarm or cold ^toVe,atB|ack Knight'\villnot|�iin| 01762185 ;