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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR Sb: Derail Hlbcrta BAJLY. AND WEEKLY, THE tETHBRlpr.E DAILY HERALD MAY rf Subscription fOally. delivered, per i Dally, delivered, per year Bally, by mall, per year---- i Weekly, by mall, per year ..JS.OO ..53.00 ..'.'jl.OO 1255 TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Office W. A. Buchanan John Torrano ManasiiiE Director Business Munajer Your King and Country need you right now! ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR' So threatening has the Russian ad- j Tance in 'Mesopotamia proved, that the Turks have sent an appeal to the i Germans for men and ammunition, j of IMS two New England re- fused outright to contrlbuto troops, ami In the civil war the- spirit of dis- loyalty-was widespread. "Canada suffers now from, that In- equality of sectional support ot lief war. Quebec, with its predominating. French-Canadian population, has prac- tically made no response to the call for volunteers. With total male population at the last census ot 24V, that province has sr.Iisted only fOS7- nxm; Only one man out of 170 has gone to the empire's support. Yet logically and 'sentimentally tho French-Canadians of Quebec ought to be responding with the highest spirit ol.Ulft. nation, for. Great Britain and France are allies and friends, fighting for a 'common cause, and that cause the right of France to hold her his- toric soil 'against Invasion by a con- quering foe. If the United Smtes should go to war with a flrsl-ciass powe'r, depend- ing on the "volunteer spirit to pull it hrough, it would experience all the onfusion, delays and inequalities that hare been the humiliation and dis- grace of Great. Britain in tie present war. For a little while the fine spir- its of the country would come for- a rush. Then men would They now fear the capture of Bagdad by the Russians. The Russian cam- palgn has been so successful Uiat it i Is felt to he only a matter of days i before the British -and Russians will i be in touch with each other Returned visitors from Germany i emphasize the conditions which exist j there and predict a revolution within t til months, if Germany does not make lag, each expecting others to enlist. Soon tie eiamnle of shirking- would become- general; and thought, :enerey, money- and time which should be concentrated against the'enamy would be dissipated on the herculean tasks of raising and train- ing raw recruits." Spud the dandelion. The Southern Alberta farmer Jakes place Tuesday off the Belgian coast Lff his jjjt to tu9 clerk who in which British and German destroy- peace, A small naval engagement took I er fleets clashed. There were no Brl- l tish casualties. Sir Roger Casement has been com- 1 milled for trial in England on tha high-treason charge, and his fate will goon be known. CONSTANTINE KINO. IN NAME ONLY King Constantino of. Greece, whose pro-German sympathies- have many times Been flaunted in the faces of his subjects, is beginning to find out thnt Mr. Venllelos is'the real king of the little nation. Twice within a short time Venizelos has won over- whelming victories at the ie .himself polling -98 per cent of the popular vote, and one of bis. support- era 85 per cent in. a later election. King Constantino is due to discover shortly that Kaiserism1! won't work in Greece. Parliament prorogues tomorrow but the Mwedith-Duff commission will carry-on the good work. Villa all better. It looks as if, being wounded in the leg, IB has-been busy pulling Uncle Sam's Indications are Uiat the Kansas and Oklahoma'Winter wheat crops are a aflura- It will pay the Western Ca- nada farmer" well if he can supply the deficiency. IS SAM HUGHES' THRONE TOTTERING7 I. F. :HelImuth, government prosfr _ the Meredith-Duff com- mission of inquiry, was the man most instrumental In bringing out the.act- ual fact that Allison split 50-50 with" Toakum on the latter's fuse profits. Mr. Hellmnth-is sparing no pains to show up Col. J- Wesley soul of and Sam Hughes'" bosom friend. Is' Mr. Hellmuth's eagerness in lay- ing bare the scandal behind .the fuse contracts any indication as to what the Boraeh government is gains; to do to Sam Hughes? The 31st Battalion bas again cover- ed itself Witt fame, according to re- cent dispatches. The 31st promises to Tie with'the in pop- ularity; soon. In the language of the great Ameri- can; national .pastime it cost B. F. Toakum some to Alii- ion." The-penny ante shark, would ut "quick: in that game. It looks-as ;if the Packard and An- on eases "would be-the basis for the final settlement of the non-intoxicat- ng beer question Now is the time to jt for good and all. BASELESS RUMORS OF CASUALTIES and needless anxiety hare been created among relatives of men fighting at tie front, by rumors which have been circulated reporting casualties among the men, where i there It absolutely no foundation for Jthe stories save in some indefinite i statement made in some letter written irom England. i These rumors have been frequent" Lethbridge within the past f weeks, and the relatives of some of f the brave Lethbridge boys on the'flr- ing line iave been neatly agitattd f without need. In commenting upon this.state of affairs which really re- sults from.careiess gossip cf irrespon: sible persons in..many cases, it is merely. necessary to point out that official word of a casualty always reaches the nearest of kin-first and before it is given oat in any other way. -If this.is remembered by those who receive .letters from the front telling in an Indefinite' 'way of the death or wounding of some man they will cease to circulate the rumors and a great deal ot misery will be averted. sends us "this brand. The-more road icandalisi.probed the dirtier the mess Keep in mind the dates of the Musi- cal FeiatairMay 23-24-25, There is a big treat in store' for the music- ovim-public of Southern Alberta. We owe it tir ourselves as well as to the festival authorities to make those three days Trig ones in the music worlds QICKED UP IN lASSINGEZZI FOR .THE BUSY MAN Toronto's budeot for the yeur will he over Ontario hopes to get over yearly, 'from the tax on amusements. The sum of has been raised for Serbia by the Suffragists' War aux- iliary of Toronto. A. .B... and Mrt. Jinks, Demorest- viile, Ont., celebrated ihoir diamond wedding anniversary. With, the enlistment of Samuel Pol- ley of Stratford in the 64th battery at Guelph, sin sons oi David Policy have donned khaki. Rasputin, the Siberian monk, for years looked' upon in wide circles In Europe.as behind the lius. sian is reported to have been assassinated. Princess Lquiie recently opened the Daughters of the Empire'hospita] for Canadian officers at" Hyde furnished by Colonel and Mrs. Good- erham, Toronto. Convicted of kicking a woman, Pte. George A. Saundefrs, iSth battery, G-FJL. Rationed at Kingston, was sent to jail for ninety days by Mag- istrate Denison of Toronto. Peter Campbell, who has been man- ager of the Peterborq branch of tho bank of Toronto, continuously for twenty-Bye years, retires from position at the end of May. Sixty members of the 'Varsity med- day. ical class of 1917 have-started on the second week-of the special summer course, which will enable them to graduate towards the end of Novem- may go overseas. Col. Murray- Mac.Laren, command- Ing officer of NO.- i Canadian "general hospital, has been appointed depntv lirector of the Canadian medical ser- vices- Col. MaoLaren's hc-ule is in St. John, N.B. New York, May London cablegram to the Calgary Herald says: "The Germans were for many months superior in machine guns, but the British now have a gun which can beat theirs and I- beating it every Let us; practise militarism until .we have ncprnied militarism, says the Calgary News-Telegram. That is the proper advice at this time. But let us not abtorb-the militaristic spirit so tliat it would jeopardize the nation as t-has Germany. want the good effects ot militarism temporarily with- out the permanent bad effects as seen HOTS. EXTENSION OF TERM Ottawa, May Robert Bor. den referred in the house today to he petition to the Imperial parlia- ment for the the parlia- mentary term. He had had no recent word as to the progress of the matter, but he said he would send a cable to inquire'as-to the position of the mat- ter if Sir Wilfrid Laurier wished it. Sir Wilfrid Laurier said that It was desirable, as parliament should know Jn'it where it was. COMPULSORY TRAINING FOR -NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS .There is a.growing feeling that the voluntary system of recruiting In Ca is not a at any rate, that it..has outlived its usefulness. American papers are using Canada's example ai an argument for prepared nets .on ft training basis'' in thaf country. The Spokesman Review commenting on the Canadian situa- tion, and drawing parallel, says that "the volunteer system fundamen- tally lacking in eij'ualltV and justice. It is the antithesis of the deal and renlti la grots -Ineuaallty ot statM and district! as well M of Indi vldaal citizens. Some states will iup- thtlr qnotn, and more, while ihlrk ind hang or yet worn, actually throw their weight of oMU and public wnUmwt inleit In ww SHIPS OF LARGEST TYPE London, May IS. -A dispatch to the Dally Mail from Copenhagen says that a large German fleet, which has left Kiel for Riga, Includes the new battleship Hlndenburg and several other battleships ot the largest type. tvery 10' PatkPT of WILSON'S FLY PADS "Invented by an American officer, Col. Lewis, and made in Belgium al- most up to the moment when the Ger- man scouts entered the city of Its manufacture, the invention "narrowly escaped capture by the Germans. "Its killing power may'be guaged Onem Otmnl Btont. The first prize offered by the League of the Bnpire for the'best poem .by a pupil of-a collegiate institute, high ichool or preparatory school on the jattle of St Julien has been won by Brrol Wait, of St: George, a pupil of he Brantford collegiate. Dr. Hedley Rochester, a native of Kingston and a graduate of King's College, claims .to be the inven- or of a wireless controller for the brpedo. He has- protested to Wash- ngton against the negotiations with a Massachusetts man. Rev. James H, Cotton, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church Un Newburg, has resigned 'hie charge to take effect June 1. .Mr. Cotton, who is a Canadian by birth, will'return to Can- ada to Join a contingent which will go to the front-in France. A thoroughbred yearling Holstein bull, consigned: by express from St. George, Ont, caused some excitement in the Toron- o Union station when it managed -to escape'from the crate in which'it was consigned, and started down the long station platform on a voyage of dia- covery. Cable despatches from London an- nounced that through the efforts of John D. Rockefeller, tun., and the Rockefeller and for the sake of starving Poland, the British Eovernment has so far modified its ood blockade as to permit German ships flying a neutral flag to carry foodstuffs to three million starving Poles until October 1st. As a result of the efforts of Lady Williams-Taylor, during a recent vis- it to Richmond, Va, Canadian sol- diers both in England and France will enjoy the soothing-influences of some pounds of tobacco. The tobacco is the gift of the Relief assoc- atlon of Virginia, through the presi- dent Henry W. Anderson, at whose home Lady Williams-Taylor visited One thousand dollars has been don- ated to patriotic purposes by the rural municipality of Mountain View, Alta. The amount is to be divided between the towns of-DUbhjiry. and Olds, the former receiving one-third of the do- nation. This is one of the largest donations which any rural municipal- ity has made and is tangible evidence of the patriotism of the farmers of that portion of the province. SECRET BASES OF HUN PLUNGERS DISCOVERED BY THE ITALIANS London, May dispatch from Milan to Lloyd'i says that the two chief secret bases of Austro'Hun- (arian submarines in the sosthern Mediterranean have' been definitely destroyed a sequel to the Italian occupation of Marsa, Moreia and Por- to Barleia, between and Egypt. The dispatch continues: "The Italian warships navigated the coastal waters without uiilhap, though they were with mines. "When .being em- harked bae column marched on Bor- fo sulieman, and seized enormous stocks of tinned meats and other pre serves which werei ready for the nub- marlnei. "Other parties searched the sea- shore, and huge supplies of benzine, stored in barrels arid metal casks, were discovered In caverns and ruin- ed "During the dredgini operations the [broken propeller of a submarine was found 'entangled in a a'teel net." NEW SCOTT MEMORIAL London, May Sir Francis Lloyd, at Cardiff dedicated to the memory of Captain Scott and his comrades who died in Antarctic a bed Royal Hanadryad from the fact that in one trench cently one of the guns, manned by a crew of two -men, accounted for 330 Germans in half an hour. "It has been described as the 'hose of and whether in advance or retirement it is solus to be the su- preme battle arbiter of the coming jar. "Suppose that, instead of the rifle weighing ten'pounds and firing fifteen bullets a minute and carried by one man, 'one ha'diia Lrifle weighing 25 pounds second and two men, what would be the effect.on any advance matfe by the enemy? yKo troops could meet such a weapon. "The new arm gives the greatest volume fire in the least time of any is working now In. France and Flanders night and day, sending a steady sweep of lead across the far-flung German line "The gun can be fired upside down from an aeroplane or sidewise from a trench, from the ground, from a well or from the roof of a house. It comes to pieces like a jigsaw puzzle in a minute under expert hands, and only one tool is required, aud that tool is an ordinary rifle bullet "These being made in Eng- V. C.'s AVill Be in Order for Some of Alan's Feat Ottawa. .May Bye-Wltnoss Ives incidents of tho greatest gallan- ry- oE members of the Canadian roops during the week, which oubtedly will result in V. C.'s when lie time conies. Major S. L. Bodwell, lugersoll, soc- nd in command of a Pioneer battal- qn, was in the trenches cjiposite St. [oi with a working party. A corporal f another ba'ttalion informed him hat an attack was impending, and aving ordered the men near him to shelter, Major Bodwell followed ;ie non-commissioned officer toward ne of tho craters in order to waru nether sonad who were at -work lere. :While on the way the explosion oE shell severely injured the corporal, linded another man and wounded the major in the leg, shoulder and head. Undeterred by his injuries Major Bodwell took a dispatch from the cor- oral and delivered it to the officer n command of the craters. He then eturned for stretcher-bearers to at- London, Jlay British offi- cial communication issued tonight says: "There was activity on both sides in minor' enterprises last night. Three parties of the enemy attempted to enter our trenches southward of Hft- butem. Two of these parties failed entirely, but the third succeeded in en tering our trenches for a brief period. "On the Yiiny ridge troops of the Lancashire Fusiliers, after the oxplos ion of some mines, seized and occupied the enemy's forward line on a front of about 250 yards, and Inflicted con siderable casualties on the enemy. Archy a patrol raided the enemy's trenches after a mine explos on, and penetrated their second line where bombs were exi uanged with he enemy. "Near Wleltje (in the vicinity of Vermelles) a hostile patrol uhich at tempted to approach our lines was dls lersed by dur fire. "Today there has been activity by the artillery fire of both sides about rbuquevlliers, Angres, Fauquissart aud -Wytschaete." GUARD THE CANAL Panama, May canal Jioriticz are takinis special precau- tions to safeguard the canal locks owing to the rumors that, attempts might be made to dynamite them. The American steamer. San Ramon, hound from San Franciico and Mazatlan for New .York, was 'searched arlor to passing through the water All of her crew were Arneri- cansj The vessel carried a large car- go of dve woods She arrived Cryntobal on Tuesday. NOBODY HURT Fairbanks, Alaska, May 17.- -Two cars of a passenger train on the Tan ana Valley railroad'fell off a trestle 25 feet high Tuesday, when the train was derailed while rounding a curve in the hills ami dropped in a shallow stream. The twenty passengers on the train were rescued unhurt. Only Fine, Flavoury Teas are used to produce the famous blends. Every leaf is fresh, fragrant hill of its natural delic.ousness. Sold in sealed packets only. D107 statistics office has issued, In tho form of li press bulletin, the ilrat 'crop re port of the present season. It deals with the urea and condition of the fall wheat crop, the condition ot hay and clover meadows at the clpso of the winter and tho progress ot spring seeding up to the end of April. Area and Condition of Fall Wheat Owing 'to the heavy fall of snow during the month of March, which protected the voung plants from the spring frosts, the fall wheat is report- ed as-being'in exceptionally good con- md to the two men, and Union cai- 867 per cent in 1914, 89 6 per cent in 1913 and 74 6 per cent in 1912 ProgreM of Spring Seeding It is yet too soon to report on the maritime provinces The spring is late, and the general conditions in Quebec and Ontario are not favorable for early year on April 30, it was estimated that 63 per cent of the planting was completed as against 27 per cent this year Of spring wheat this year 18 per cent of the estimated acreage was sown in Quebec 4 H per cent in Ontario, and from 26 10 80 per cent m the middle west, being 26 per in Manitoba, 36 per cent in Saskatche wan and 80 per cent in Alberta In 1916 not more than 8 r" cent of the acreage under_ wheat lemained to be May" nrst The quantities of (jits and barley sown at this date are alio relatively small Vancouver, May prohibition bill was introduced in the British Col- t umbia legislature this afternoon. Re- ently tile liquor, interests have been ..laking a great'campaign 'in favor of some kind of compensation. This tho goveriwiient but, as a com- promise, the prohibition people have agreed to consent to au extra six months' before prohibition comes into force. The date will, there- fore, be July year Instead of January TjieVbill is modeled after the act in force' In Manitoba: Drug- gists have refused to take any res- ponsibility under the bill to sell liquor on doctors' prescriptions so that the government will provide dispensaries for the selling of liquor to people who need it for medical purposes. ADRIFT IN OPEN BOATS IN HIGH SEA Liverpool. Hay 1C Chief Officer Collins of the British four-masted ship Calgate was sunk German submarine In the Atlantic aud who V landed in Liverpool yesterday, pro- tested-vigorously, against the sub- marine commander's and barbarlotis In setting tho seamen adrift in open after sinking the ship during a. terrific gale and a higli sea. "I reckon nobody calling themselves white men or, claiming to have in them a'shred of humanity could.cast men adrift in small boats during sncli said Collins "When I was leaving the slim I did not tliink the boats could live through such a sea." The Calgate's crew, belonged lo many nationalities The chief officer's boat was adrift for 45 hours bofoie its occupants were rescued pat The lumber and planing mill of LeWis tick ft Sons Slmcoe, was lie strayed by fire and the loss sill be approximately f lo.OOO This makes the third fire in a week Donaldson Line The Popular Scotch Service Saihngc PROPOSED SUMMER .SAILINGS. ATHENIA -May 27 CASSANDRA 10 ATHENIA Jul' 1 i Third Class, Twin Screw Steamers, large, comfortable, and very steady at aea Service throughout DON- ALDSON" STANDARD. Prepaid Tickets from Scotland is sued at lowest rates For rates and other information apply to any Hailroail, Stoamohlp Agent, or H. E LIDMAN, General Agent, Winnipeg, 349 Mam Street, Phone M, 5312 Vancouver, 531 Granville Street A REAL NEED London, May example. of the iirgent need for additional assist- ance toward the Maple Leaf club which seeks to provide proper shelter for Canadians on leave in London, was presented a few nights ago, wl.c.i 100 Canadian soldiers, fresh from the trenches, were compelled to the. 'embankment. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O., LL.O.. D.C.L.. President AWD, Gcnenl Mtn.ier H V, F. JONES, Mtn-rf V. C. BROWN, Superintendent oi Central Western CAPITAL, RESERVE FUND, S13.500.000 SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS Interest at current rate is allowed on all deposits of and mpwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail Accounts opened in the names o( two or more persona, with- drawals to be by any one of them or by the Miruvor. Lethbridge Branch R. T. Pryinner, Mgr "is good ;