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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta PACK TWO ttbc Ibetalb Xetbln-ifcoe, alberta BAILY AND WEEKLY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bully, delivered, per year..... tlaily, by mall, per Weekly, by mall, por year----- 1-uu THE LETHBRIDGE D AI T, V' H E R ALP TUESDAY, MAY TELEPHONES. Business Oflice opportunity for snn-lfico. What wo arc expected to Kivc Is our lives. Lei every .man do his part generously ntul fO'idly. Frlends ot Dr. Wnrnock in the Mac. lewl constituency should not allow his cause to be handicapped 'by Mason 1 the fact that ho has volunteered for service during the war. They sould .he ail tho more scalous in pro- moting his interests. Dr. Wnrnock will be valued In the new work which ho is undertaking csaaectUm with 1252 'the war, and his sen-ices are more rc- l-'3'1 i quired in that capacity than as a can- -----------B hanan John Tcrrenei. Idiunti- for parliament. His friends Banking "Director Business Manager aftor his Interests as a candidate. An election may be held THE WAR SITUATION AS IT APPEARS The United Slates has not officially' informed from at any time and the Maclcod Liberals should perfect their organization and I prepare yet way for a victory for Germany as and 'their candidate who is giving his time to the of his country. The man who wears a wrist watci. las often been described as a sissy. to the 'sinking of the Lusitania the reason. ExiPresident Roowvelt points out that President Wlisou nan- rot fail to take some drastic action in _ nf I TtlBt WaS a view "thr of Chicago took and th, blockade that the German ment would be called strictly t count for loss ot American lives RICKED UP IN SSING THS IIU8V MAN R. E. Trujix, 3LP., Has been re-nom- inated by South Bruce Miss Emma Prest, who had lived Jo Crflnbrook since 1902. IB dead. J. K. Marris has been postmaster tt Blenheim, Ont., for 59 yours. Tho military camp now Guelph to be transferred to London. It is .tnnoimced that the Dominion Canners, Limited, will erect a factory In Chatham. The Toronto City Council fixed the tax rate for 1915 at 22 mills, plus one mil'i for war taxos, H. Armstrong, who formerly practised law at Cranbrook and Jloss- hind, died ut Strathroy, Ont, Rev. O. E. Kendall has resigned aa I pastor of 1 church. the Craubrcok Baptist loverh i reprimanded an oBcer who vvoro one. o ac-Their action has -been made an issue, Tribune making a campaign the destruction of beats carried contraband or not- The Presi- dent's course appears in this case to toe quite plain. Italy is more nearly approaching a Etaie of war today than she has yet -been It is reported that the Italian government has given an ultimatum to Austria which was to have expired I Bt midnight last night. Events in quarter will probably transpire whether they [against the ruling. These watches, it is explained, are worn chiefly 'by men whose work or sport takes them into the roughest sort of going or in the roughest sort of country. _ raUroad founders, John Goodlson, founder and presi- dent of the Goodison Thresher works at Saruia, Out., is dead. Geo. H. Bradbury, M.P. for Selkirk, and W. H. Sharps, M.P. for Usgur, have been re-nominated at Conserva- tive conventions. Richard -McNabb, father of Conduct- or J. 11. McNabb of the C.P.R., died at Fort William. Mrs. (Dr.) O'Hagan, formerly of Letnbridge, is a daughter. F. M. Macking, manager of the Mer- chants Bank at Hed Deer, has been transferred to Winnipeg. A. S. Mak- well of Vegrevllle succeeds him. E. W. Tobin, -M.-P. for Richmond Wolfe was re-nominated -by the this rapidly in the next few days. The Allies in Flanders are again successful in a great offensive move- ment against the Germans, which they are pressing home to great ad- vantage. WHAT THE WAR MEANS TO FARMERS It is estimated that farmers in the sit until middle west of the United States [no need tor have received in the last few months, ors, mountain climbers, aviators, ex- Libera) ctmvenflon for the next Fed and men whose pursuits de-' I endurance and courage wear tnem. Its argument won over tne new cowboy mayor of the city and he has had the decree rescinded. Now who will take up the case of the man who carries his handkerchief up his sleeve? asks the Bdmonton Journal. "It is our duty to be fighting the enemy abroad, not Quarrelling among ourselves .'at home. Parliament can November, 1916. There Is in election now. For my I would 'be willing to ask the crops, ijucn are uie nauiv-a m pert statisticians of the Chicago grain pit. The Indianapolis News, speak- ing ot this estimate, says: "Europe's war has enriched middle west fanners approxi- mately the money going chiefly to growers of grains. What speculators have made by the war perhaps never will be known. A prominent grain mer- chant said the "ex- tra" received by farmers for their bumper wheat, corn anil Oats crops can he readily accounted for by 'citing the one instance in regard to prices on cash wheat. He pointed out that wheat is now selling, and has been for months, at from 35c to cents more a bushel than it would have brought but for the war.-" Canadian farmers have benefited proportionately, but of course during the war. It would be a nation- al outrage to call an eleoton Hon. G. P. Graham at Toronto. axes, but Not War Taxes The (Toronto "wax-tax" humbug still eral election. Stratford Council placed at the disposal of the Finance committee to provide for dependents of local sol- diers of the third contingent. R. O. Renders, president of the Man- itoba Grain Growers, has accepted nomination as an independent candi- date in Macdonald, Man. .It is liltely the Liberals will support him. Eli James Donnell, for 17 years the town clerk and treasurer of Barrie, has resigned, owing to ill-health. Ar- thur W. Smith of Sturgeon Falls has been appoineed as his successor. R. B. Rogeri, CjE'., of Peterboro, has been notified of the death of his son, Private Heber Rogers of the 57th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, In the battle of Langhemarcq. Leslie Gerow of Chatham died as a result of inuries received in the Kent Hydro station, when Joseph Fahey was instantly electrocuted. This makes the fourth death within a week caus- ed by the USB of the same ladder. I Victor Subosits, a Hungarian busi- luess man of Welland, was committed I by Police Magistrate Burgar for trial 'at a higher court on the charge of trading with the enemy, practically treason. Seventeen ministers from otner de- nominations, five of whom are Bap- ha crease in ing their nearly ss.n had last years crop been up to ex- pectations. With a high class crop this year we should -bring into the a great sum of money, which will start the wheels of prosperity ra- Tolving again. lists, will apply for admission ,nc :i Canadian Presbyterian church, at the stats. Here and there business houses of the General Assembly this havp b'een trvine to evade the in- year. neen i.j university, Toronto, con ferred the degree of LL.D. upon Hon. Justice Riddell, and A- K. Blacl-alar. Ottawa, and the degree of D.D. upon Rev. H. A. Porter of Dallas, Tex. Lev! P. Morton, vice-president of the United States from 1SS9 to 1893, former member of Congress and one time governor of New York, ex-Am- to France, and founder o] interests that stil1 counts circulars, and other corres- pondence. There has been a somewhat heated semi-official announcement Irom Ottawa that the Post Office re- gulations will be strictly entorccd against anvbne seeking to evade pay- ment of his share ol' the war tases bv makin" an unauthorized use o: the portion oi the Conservative jj muc.u as thev would also is busily engaged driving the peat banking mucn, aj me Ottawa's admonition by point- 1 bear his name, 1s n iut that the patriotic citizen who cannot fight should pay cheerfully. This brings up the question ot the financing of the war. No Canadian citizen has paid or will pay durmr now .at his ton borne, and on May 15 will celebrate his 91st birthday. Despite his advanc ad years, Mr. Morton li stHl milte act ive and is familiar figure In Wash ington. People's Forum CATCHING UP TO RUSSIA To the Editor of The Herald: The greatest surprise of the present ivar has not been the war itself, the ferocity of Germany; the heroism of Belgium and Servia: tho devotion aud steadfastness of France, nor even the magnificent response of Ireland, In- lia and the British Overseas Domin- ons to the Imperial the swift, unexpected abolition of strong drink from of the most alcohol-enslaved countries in the world. That was the bolt from the blue. The most sanguinary and vi- sionary reformer never dreamt of such a radical revolution. At one stroke the Russian govern- ment locked and sealed up 2988 dis- tilleries and saloons: sacrificed yearly revenue, and plac- ed under absolute prohibition one-sixth of the earth's area, and one-tenth of the world's population. But was it a wise policy to swap amid stream the nag for the prohibition charger? The information that comes to us from many reliable sources tells us that the step taken has proved to be an act of consummate wisdom. Des- pite the depression resulting from the war, the government of Russia esti- mates that Its revenue this year will be better than that of year: while the savings account of the nation for the year shows an in- of over that of M. Bark, the Russian Minister of Finance, is the authority for the statement that the output of Russian workmen has Increased 30 to 50 per cent, since the sale of vodka has been prohibited. He also states that any In tho Island that Is now under llctinse is ,a sure wlunw. Out no country In the world hat made greater progress Curing tho past eight mouths In catching uu to Uuunla than has the United States. Since September 1, -nine stitton have gone dry, making in all' eighteen prohibi- tion states; and already twolve or thirteen more status are lining up lo vote on the question this year or next. On December 23, 1914, the House of Representatives at Washington voted on National prohibition, the result bo- Ing 197 for aud 189 against. On CONTINUED PROM FIIONT 1'AOE. Taoir meeting plnco was in a hol- low, and a.younB school boy named Barnnby, ovcrlicanl the conver- sation at the school, stood on his lather's burn, some 500 yards away, to see what happened. In his evidence he sworn he saw first riilo up and tie his horse to the Icnce and disappear into the hollow. Shortly March 10. 1915, the Poster Advertising after, Coxson rode up end went Unto association, operating In the United the hollow on horseback ami almost imini'iliately lie heard a" shot and saw' Coxson I'idR-n'iVny out of tlic hollow. He Ibid his father what ho had seen and at onco went to the hollow where he saw Zootenidn lying in.the road allowuncu. A rancher named Kenneth McDonald then dime, up and medical attendance was procured by McDon- ald ns soon lis possible. A "who" was'staying overnight' at Coxson's place, stated -J sooh after seven o'clock Mrs. States and Canada, gassed resolutions declaring that no contracts for adver- tising of spirituous liquors would -be accepted after -May 31, and that under no circumstances would existing con- tracts bo continued beyond December Tho ground given for the as- sociation's action is tho Inconsistency of advertising; whiskey alongside of scenes from the life of Christ, -as at Christmas time. During the month of April over SOO saloons were closed in Wisconsin, I Coxson asked him if he had heard of Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and j tne trouble. On his replying in the South Dakota. Such astonishing progress of prohi- bition in the United States during the past few months has resulted In: A great reduction In the manufac- ture of whiskey and beer throughout the nation: in Kentucky, the produc- tion of whiskey in January, 1916, gallons, as compared with gallons for January, 1914. In Pennsylvania, the decrease was 33 per cent, and in Maryland, 40 per cent. ItBU Always ice ijout cakes Tragedy Impetus to Recruiting Fornie, May to the news of the sinking of Ui b torpedo, lait stcntest negative Mrs. Coxson detailed thu circumstances.' Coxson then said, gun which 1 put down and went to aation here of anything since meet Zoetcman. Zoctcman came to- beginning of .Uie war. wards me, ami I thought he had knile. 1 told him to keep away, but he came on and I went back and got my gun and told him to keep nway. Out ol the confusion come the names ol George Hamilton, ol COR! Creek nnd Mr. and Mts. Ed. Lauren- Michel, as being passengers He kept coming and I fired and went j Uic whether, these and got my horse and came away. drowned or not has not Supt. Starncs, commanding t learned. According to the monthly report of iMackod Division ol the Mounted P- di uuivBrsaI among the the Brewers' Review, the fceor pro- lice, gave evidence as to receiving a __ toother result of the recent pro- verdict, being absent nearly an hour. gress of prohibition in the United W. M. Campbell, K.C., appeared for States is a remarkable slump in the l'eod and Gray, appeared been passed here. I'hc list follows .Cowper Stephen- Kernic; Thomas Slater, Fer- K. McKay, Fernie John .laincK Starkey, In Chicago, for instance, the price has rflopped over J1200 during During the course of the hearing 1 proceeding to cross- S9n> the witnesses, hut on I third result of the progress of pro- hibitiou in the United States, Once Canada proudly led the nations in respect to eitent of dry territory and smallest per cnplta consumption pron blted. Me also sisiss h to attempt to revert to the old conditions or alcohol; out though she has hadi to ta the Empire .produce a revolu- yield the palm recently to Russta tion. The proof that the Russian gov- Bhe, too, with the rest, is in me ernment has no thought of receding from Its present stand on the liquor question is seen in the fact that all over the Empire it is erecting, in place of the vodka shops, now closed, "people's where the people may meet for entertainment and in- struction In the urovince of Poltava alone 300 of these popular recreation scramble to catch up. On" December 10, 1914, Manitoba closed all bars at 7 p.m., and whole- sale shops at R p.m. measure, Russia within ten years will save sufficient make .up the wastage of the present war. The Effect But what efiect fias this sweeping reform in Russia ban upon tho other nations of the world? Among other results it has led to a most undigni- fied scramble on their part to catch np to nave come to re- alize that they are in.danger of be- coming back numbers .unless they gat a prohibition hustle on. And so there has .been more real prohibition ad- vance on all side's -during the past eight months than during the previous ten or fifteen years. On February 12, 1915, the French Chamber of Deputies adopted, by over REMOVE THE EYESORES the fiscal year which began on April 1 a single dollar oi the cost of tMiUEUT. COLDWELL war. The Minister of Finance maoe, WAS NOT KILLED Buimiuiutc _ ._____________ this so plain in his budget Jubilation reigned here slmilar aicobolic liquors through- a 100 to 1 majority, a bill prohibiting the manufacture and sale of absinthe We'nave inst received a letter Jrcmju is amazing to find any responsible jo e t of MWS that Lieut. George coidwell previously reported kill- ed was alive and well, although a pris- oner of war. The news was only over- shadowed by that concerning the smk- isard, page 85 Jl ".So far S3 concerns our special war a correspondent .to. which the Ing statement is made: "In travelling over western' lines have noticed that in the majority of i eYpeP.ditures, winch may reach one j th busltania. cases of the small towns and villagM jhundrrd mjmon dollars, I should he friend ot Cunard tie "dumping ground" for .rubbish I djjposen, if we had not such heavy at living und tin cans -is next to the railway, uncont.roilable expenditure to to be present in the room while i The List tSTee hoys, all young, in lumber camps, the iurv were considering tlinir vcc- have been workin diet anil after consultation with Cor- and look as tough, physically, the oner Grady was successful in getting pvuierljial pine tnots, and with the ke his contention upheld. ' they will receive will make accused man made no statement. The .preliminary hci Coxson will start on Th upon the pay At the beginning of April, Ontario ng ssed legislation closing arl liquor acainst roll at onco and recarve per fhursdav morn-''lav an allowance ol 75-cents. Lhursdaj morn Umc aa th right-of-way, especially if there is t0 recommend that we should hole In the ground to fill up. While i pay at a part of it from cur- (body, I think you will agree with me tiat it is not an agreeable sight to passengers travelling on our line, but that it is.disagreeable in many ways. a consideration of the.figures which I have submitted that we shall by anv reasonable supplemental taxation measures be able to close the gap be- To and From Great Brltiin. SAILINGS. In many places they have not only tween revenue and expenditure, much ween rn place for the "dumpins iess t0 pa? ..t portion of the principal j MorjTREAL-GLA'SGOW SERVICE but also for a our special war outlay. In the j ground, and frequently you see a dead I circumstances, I have no hesitation m I From Glasgow .____j and her Colonies-and that not merely for the duration or the war, but permanently. The question of compensation, though raised, was not conceded by the government. Further, the matter of a reform of legislation on all alcoholic liquors was referred to the Commission of Hygiene to con- sider and report during the.month of May. In Germany since March l.'.brewr ers are restricted to the 40 per cent of their usual quantity of malt. In March also 'the 'German Federal OouncH passed an -order pennitti.ns the centra! authorities of each state to limit or prohibit the eale Pfepirlta- hnits at 1 p.m., Instead of as tormertl .t'll p.m." in cities and 10 p m In April hotels in Montreal closed their 'bari, not to reopen, IB. accordance with the, recent legisla tion for reduction of licenses Since April 1. the retail liquor stores of Saskatchewan lave, been closed at 10, the legislature of this province convenes1 to deal with a bill to abolish bar and club licenses-on July 1 till the end of the war, and to take over as government dispensaries the wholesale liquor .business. and licenses are not to be reviv- ed after the war but on a referendum vote to the people, and that lier than 1916. Recently when the question came up In the Nova Scotia legislature of dis- continuing licenses to the city of: tax, and thus bringing the whole ot nroViice under prohibition, the meas- ure was defeated only by the casting vote of the Speaker; Here in Alberta, on July 21, we are going to vote on a law that Is framed to prohibit absolutely within the prov- ince the sale-retail and of all alcoholic liquors for -bevwage purposes. Further, it proposes to re- strict, as far as our provincial powers will sennit, the importation of liquor as well as its manufac- ture within our bounds. The proposed Liquor Act (as, .thl prohibition measure is a excellent one, and we.need, have no hesitation in backing It. It Is> an amended edition of the prohibition law of Kansas that has worked to suc- cJsfally in that state. Nor 1. the pro- posed Alberta law an untried experi- Tha handle of a new puth knife H a tLfoe from -which puttv CRU be forced o the bj prosing a plunger In iff _Jj- J--S-JL horse just outside of a town or ril- j propo5jng to the House that we shall, Montreal MM and close to the railway fence.; the full amount required un-ijune 3 Jiay "There is really no reason why such j dej tnjs conditions should enst as a suitable j x0thing could-be plainer or more silo could easily secured at a more I than this declaration by June 16 1 Excellent cabin and third-class ac, commoaation. Rates and JlUUl til v aud violation of such prohibition punishable by a fine of or im- priBonmeal for a year. 'Kafler -Wll- belm is advocating putting up the remote point if attention is directed Mr wMte. The proceeds of stamp to the matter." the increased customs passengers only. Everybody who travels knows that duties, and of the special levies upon These steamers are attad with twin irhat this correspondent says is absol- railway tickets, banks, trust compan- screwg bilge keels (which prevents iy correct. Our villages and towns ies, etc., are not raise, at sea) .and wireless question of abstention from liquor to a referendum of all the people. ate assembled in barracks, and fed at the company mess..... Rain falling most of the time for the past twenty-four hours .uul is far ahead .of the usual time the district. THlTCANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE MPUAL, S15.OOfl.8GO RESERVE FOfiD, SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS Interest at the current ratt is allowed oa all deposits of upwards. Careful attention is given to every account Small accounts ire -welcomed. Accounts- may be opened and operated by mail. Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more perseoi, drawali to bt made .by any one of them or by the WU Lethbridge Branch R. T. Brymner, Mgr. pose ment in Canada. _ The Uw Savs the Hon. Benamin Hogers Lieu Governor of Prince Edward Island, m letter written from Government K JCLLCI ____ on eught to be in a position to remove i tel these eyesores from the railroad services of the right of way and use land that is j country, the cost of which has in- more isolated. It -is-certainly not a by leaps and bounds since the very inspiring' sight'.-to-. see a lot of j Government old cans and other refuse piled along-JSt_ Mwhile wollld have to.admit that! Bide of the rajlroad tracks.. It tiere been no war he would still.) people a bad impression of a been under the necessity of in- mumtj, though the people in the -com-1 taxation of or For rates and other information apply' to HE LIDMAH, Gtnsral Agent 1 Main St. Phone M. 5312 Streit munity itself rarely viewing the uuis- since groun-d do not realize the effect It has on the travelling public. OUR POINT, OF VIEW Medicine Hat mar have which Is much better than being load- !e that no honest financier would decree justify. The men who seek to dodge ths new taxes ate not more despicable than tax-dodgers gentrslly. The payments they try to shuffle out of are taxes, sut not war taxei. Every dollar re- quired (or the raising, maintaining, and equipping ol tho soldiers ol Can-1 -Uda is ceming in the form of a loan with a Kontlew strwt ran- j from the Imperial Government, or 1 financiers operating under Govern-, mental authority. The Minister ol Finance has put the financial burden At present the Canadian Patriotic upon the back of posterity. There! a may he rude justice in this, lor the I fund Is administering jnonth, while limit. Looks a though the chaps re pulnUtg at tome still plenty ut ofVorUl ernalM. mnth I. ihn men and women ol'today arc paying lontn is me ptjcc jn Mood am, ;MMS (ot. 'the .destruction of Uennaay's -dream Reduction Second Cafcln to All Stumers -Service METAOAMA (New) ...June MISSANA.BIE (New) ..June 17 METAOAMA (New) ...July 1 MI6SANABIE (New) ..July 15 For full particulars apply to Railway or Steamship sr W. C. CA86V, Oensral Aatnt 210 Portage .Wlnnlpsj also restricted the amount of gra be used for malting _ What is happening in Great Britain at the present moment, all are conver- sant with. Heavy taxer are being placed on all alcoholic drinks, vary- ng according to their strength and character. Hours of sale are to be re- stricted, while government is to control the sale of all liquors in areas where war material is.produced and where shipping is carried on. Fur ther a movement, for total abstinence during the war. initiated by King George, IB sweeping over the country and enrolling tens of thousands In Australia, the-war broke out, the wet canteen was closed in all military camps, and the hours of sale of intoxicating liquors through- out the Commonwealth curtailed. _ On January national prohlbi- tion came into effect In Iceland. General Villa, l-he Mexican revolu- tionist, has recently placed-an em- bargo on all liquor sales In those Mex- ican towns where he quarters troops; and he Is credited with saying: "Mex- ico will be without liquor when peace comes, if it is in my power." Next November a hibition will be taken -in Newfound- land. Should it carry, the new-law will into effect July 1, 1916.' At St. Johns, the'.capital, Is, the only, place the act ,d rarely observed except at UK- df-varturc ol trains from one or tuiv wo of the principal towns In the ev Pauperism is a thing of the or fifty years M0. Wn -notgwrthis same i.w an hon- est chance in confl- Russia." The Canadian survivors or the Lusl- tanla disaster include Lady Allan of Montreal, Jas. Bohan Doris Chartes, ,7 p. Charles, A. R. Clarke, Mrs Hammond, H. G. Colebrook, Thomas Hone, W. Keeble and wife, M. Kemp- ton, R. R. Lockhart, L. L. MoMurray, p W Rogers, Ernest Townley, all ol Toronto: W. R. G. Holt, A. T. Mat- thews, F. Orr 'Lewis, R. L. Taylor C. F Sturdy, C. F. Taylor and Philip Young, all of Montreal; H. Mayne Daly, Vancouver; Pierce Robinson and Mrs A. B, Osborne, Hamilton. Ford Runabout Price Your neighbor drives a don't you? We are selling more Fords In Canada year than ever 'be- Canadians demand the best in motor car service at the -lowest possible cost. The '-Made In Canada" Ford Is a a luxury. Runabout. J640; Town Car prlco on application. All ned. inohidinc: electric head; FORD GARAGE ;