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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAflB FOUR , m -LETHBRlftGE DAg^Y HI^BAtD iMOXDAY. MAY 2t), 1i)lH tetbbridae Detalb DAILV~AND WEEKLY Proprietors �nd Publl�har� {THI LtTHBRIDOE HERALD PBINT-INQ COMPANY, LIMITED 8S aifi ttroel South, Lothbrldg* W, A. �uohanan Pr?>tldeiit and ManaBini Director 7ahn Tortnace  - Bualn*M Msoafor TILFPHONS* Bnstoeii Office .............. 1362 �aitorSal Otfico.............. 1214 Subtorlptlon Ra*.��: Dallr, aellvered. per week Dally, delirersd, per year . Daily, by mail, par year .., Weekly, by mall, per yaar ..fS.OO ..S4.00 ..tiu Waekly, by mall, par year to 0.8..II.M Datat of expiry of av.bBorlptioni P�ar dally on addresv label. Accept-KBce of papers t,fte.- esplratitiU data la �ar aathorUy to continue the sub-�crJpUoD. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. The allies on the weetern front continue to harraa the enemy with tre-qnent raids in which they generally bring back numbers of prisoners. The nemy artillery has been extremely active but thus tar there has iJten no Infantrj' movement of any consequence. It Is evident, as one correspondent puts it, that the German loaders are giving ample opportunity to their exhausted army corps to regain their fighting spirit before attempting to launch another offensive. BUSINESS METHODS BRtNG RESULTS. if Calgary wants an argument as to the efficiency of the application of a little pressure In the collecting of tax arrears, l.elhbridgc furnlshe.s a fine exan'.ple. From January 1 to April 30. this year. ?:OO.OftO in tax arrear^ was collected, n-hlch w-as as wuch, within a few thousand dollars, was collected in the same-period of all the years 1914 to 1917 inclusive. The application of pressure -was not applied in I^thbrldye until the total of outstanding taxes had mounted to about 130 per cent, of the annual levy, and the members of the council had no other course to pursua than to apply business methods for once. The natural question now is to ask �when tho city council Is going to clean up 1916 and 1917 arrears. A NEW DAY IN ROAD-BUILDING. An official of the Alberta Government has stated, we believe, that good permanent roads would mean 125,000,000 a year to the Province of Alberta. This would mean $50 to every man, woman and child in the Province. It should, therefore, be of tho greatest interest to everyone in this district, and especially to the farmers, to learn that the Government is introducing a new method of road building, an account of which appears elsewhere, and that the first demonstrations are being held in the Leth- bridge district. The introduction of tractor equipment, releasing the horse equipment heretofore used, for work on the farms, means that, in snito of the war. Alberta is going to continue road building. We have inuch of it yet to do, but The Herald believes the new equipment is going to solve many of the past difficulties, and for that reason every rural municipality should know what the Government la doing at the present time ^ia the way of introducing labor saving equipment. construction of submarines In Germany. The Kfeatest blow to Oerm.m hopes of dostroyini: the commerco of tho Allies on the ocean lies In tho convoy system, which is rapidly approaching perfection. When the plan of escorting transports and suppiy ships rl.ifht acro.is the .\JIanllc So largo fleets was first tried out there w.is considerable delay on account of difference in speed of the various ship.1 of which it was composed. The speed of a convoy is naturally th.Tt of the slowest vessel and in many instances liners thftt could average 14 to 16 knot.", wera In company of steamships only cnoable of maintaining 10 knots, under the most favorable circumstances. Some vessels wore S5 days on a round voyage between Kngland and .Unerlca, and iinchored as ninny as 45 times in as many places during that period. Between FYance and America convoyp were even slower and in some Instances American steamships were 144 days on the round voyage. -Naturally, this has all tended, whh railroad congestion in -America and lack of coal, to increase delay in shipping men and supplies to the war lono. The situation in .lanuary was so bad that colliers had to be sent out from England to America to coal ehips and get thera to sea. AOTO ACCIDENT Mrs. (Jiow Sei-ioiisly Injured-L. D. S. Conference is Held - (From Our Own rorreJli""''*"'^ Cnrdston, May lT.~rhe regular monthly nieoting of tiie council was held on Wednesday last, .ill the members being iJrosont, and His Woralilp, Mayor W. K. Pitcher, In tho chnlr. ^The regular routine was gone through and the chief buslneas seemed to be applications for the extension of the water mains. ColinclUor Phlpps stated throe applloatlona wcro pending. Including tho one pro-ented last year from residents on tho south and east side of I�es Creek, which was again brought to tho attention of the council through another pptlcion presented by Councillor ,1. Y. Card. The matter of raising the oleclrlo light rates was discussed, as the co'�t of coal was becoming so burdensome and wages so much higher than in pre-war times, but action was deferred for the present. The Town SollcUdr was Instructed to proceed with the collection of all taxes in arrears by distraint or other- wise so as to clean up the old scores At the present time convoy.^ are all! anil enable the town to finance witn-classlfied according to speed, and a i o"' f""her loans, fast transport can make a round trip Aee'"*"*- in :!0 days, while the slower class of supply ships drift across the ocean at a steady six or seven knot gait. The number of British and ,\ineri-can destro.vers has increased rapidly and is still doing so that there are plenty of these essential--watchdogs of the sea to make the passage of convoys across the .\tlantic and .North Sea secure. The greatest percentage of losses by submarines since January 1 has been in the .Mediterranean, and this is now being reduced by increasing the number of destroyers in those waters. No submarine commander will risk attack on a convoy which is protected on all four sides by destroyers and frequently accompanied by seaplanes circling overhead In advance. ' Naval experts are confident that when there are eufficient destroyers to escort all convoys required to transport troops and munitions from America to England ahd France the submarine peril will be practically at an end. This stage should he 'reached While driving homo to Hill Spring from .Macleod. .Mrs. D. H. Grow, was so seriously injured as to make necessary her stay in ffie CardsToh hos-pilal. it seems a brokon culvert caused the lady to be thrown against the top of the car, so violently as to inflict a severe wound just above the eyes. Dr. Stacpoole is attending ai'd the patient is making good progress. The L. D. S. Cortftrenoc, The postponed conference meetings of the Alberta stake was held on the 18th and 19th and there was a large attendance, due to the presence of Elder Heber Grgnt, president of the .'Apostles. .Mesdamee Susie Young Gates and IClUabeth C. Mc-C�ne, of tho general board of the Relief Societies and .Mrs. Ann. Ne-beker of the Primary Associations Board, all of whom are from Salt Lake City. Visited Ranch. Yesterday, despite the muddy roads the visitors were ' taken by Pres. Wood and Jlr. M. .A.. Coombs to the ranch of .^fr. J. J. Gelbreath, some twenty-five miles south In .Montana. .\ very enjoyable repast awaited the guests as .Mr. and Mrs. Galbreath are noted for their generous hospitality and their. beautiful modern home located in its pictiireaqiie valley between the hills, is a revelation HQW THE ALLIES ARE MASTERING THE U-BOATS. The menace of the German submarines and mines to the maritime . commerce of the Allies is becoming less week by-week, says tho London correspondent of the New York Times. The Improvement is due chlef-: ly to the development of listening devices and the depth bombs carried on V tUe swift moving,destroyers. The hy-i dffphone is the most useful invention '. that has been discovered by the navy ; in" It^, anti-submarine crusade, and it ^ liAefng;.Improved upon all the time. � 'When a U-boat is spotted from Aloft by one of the alert observers {In the seaplanes which wing their (ifUght over the North Sea and the ' marines ever returning to port is making it difficult for tho German admiralty to get crews to man them. Treple rates of pay. the best of provisions and beer, schnapps and wlnee are held out as baits. In some instances the U-boat.s have been sunk on their first trip, and this has been spread about among' tho seafaring folk at Kiel, Bremen and Hamburg and has bad a bad effect. PICKED UP IN-* km mi sasr itAk A fire in the Olobo rteddlns Co., In Winnipeg, netted n loss of jaalOOO. .Mr. James S. Mowat, barrister, tn Saskatoon, ia dead. The hospltala of Victoria formerly under the control of the M.H.C.C, have been taken ov�r by the A.D.M.S. Fred Elliott, a C.P.R. waiter, aged 40, was found doad in a chair In hla apartmente at Vancouver. Barnard Quills, a farmer reeldiug jix inllfls southeast of Walnwrlght. Altn., dlod aa the result of Injuries received while plowing on his farm. Port Stanle^ Council \s .spending, several hundred dollars on the school house hill, tiiat has been gradually washed away, John McLellnn, who walked the lonely trails in tho days of red men in British Columbia, died at the advanced age of ninety-one at ' Vancouver. Bonsle Martin, eight years old, was hit by a car driven by Dr. Colllsoni as she waa coming out of school at Lindsay, and her condition is very serious. The first fatal accident In the mine at Coalhlli operated by the Fleming Goal Company occurred when a fall of rock trom the roof killed Henry Kenear and badly Injured his brother, William, whoso hands were smashed. Bessie Polham, aged 2li years, stepdaughter of Robert McKeeman. of Cattledale. 19 miles south of Golden. B.C.. was accidentally shut and killed on Thursday by Orvlllo Schu-man. aged'17, who had been for two and a halt days in the employ of .McKeeman as a chore hoy. Manufacturers from Brant. Oxford, Wentworth, Welland, Lincoln, Haldi-mand tind Norftflk, meeting at Brant-ford, formulated a set of resolutions to be presented at~>,took to the Water Saturday mojnlng.' ; rirc which broke out In As9elUnb> auto and. livery barns, Belleville, oAused about |15,000 damage. The University of Toronto faculty of arts resHlts tor the' fourth your are issttod. Tho Ontario Department of Agriculture estimates that the yield of potatoes lu tho Province this year will be Increased by 40,000 bushels. 'Waiters and waltrosae.t in Winnl-pec cafes, hotels and largo boardlhg housee may be required tn furnish the city with certificates 'of health. Martin Phillips, 74, who was the ott-nor of Cedar Island In Chippewa Bay. and for many years the landlord of the Cedar Island House, died recently I'l -New York. X Victory bond for the sum of $1,-000 has been received by Rev. Dr. Warner, of Alma i;ollege, from Mrs. Carman, widow of the late Uov. Dr. Carman, general superintendent of the iMethodlst Church and founder of Alma college. Tho war trade board annoiuiced at Washington that applications for licenses authorizing exportation to Canada of vegetable oils . imported from the orient, entering the United States and passing through in bond on through export bills of lading, will be favorably considered. As a result of a visit trom Special Officer Fellow, of tho Huron County Temperance alliance. Proprietor Mc-Caughey, of the Commercial hotel, Clinton was caught in tjic act. of violating the Canadian Temperance act, and was given a ten-day term In God-erlch jail. , Crtdot T. V. Patrick, S!>tl{ Squadron. H.A.F., crashed while' flylhg at Dob-oronto, and was killed. Ills father, T. II. Patrick lives at Sourls, Man. A special service was hold at the Metropolitan t!hui:ch Sunilay school. Toronto, In fcoftfeBllon with the hun-droth unnlvoTsjiTy 'or tho church. :lilloveu 'gradnates of . St. Augustine seminary ^i^evo ordained to tho priesthood, nt the ordlhulloh serylce at St. Michael's;cathedral, Toronto, � -.'Xppeals wore-roade for recruits for the Polish Ibgltm Mit ;a meeting .Of Poles th Toronto in celobrattou of nation^ upiisiltutlon of Poland. i' TLo'aiithorltlesof. the univoraity of Laval-�t->lontrenI havo aoceptod the Offer from the mllillit ,dei)�rtuient kt Ottawa to ralae a CQnllngent'of 2.nO men from fltiidents, ' Frederick McLaren, . Alorrickvllie,' wa.i playing with a d.vnamllo cap when It exploded, burning his hands and face ond oauiting th� lo.ss of an eye. Manitoba OolleKo. WlnnlpHg. conferred tho degroo of L>. f). upon Kuv. Jas. SavngB, pastor of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Brandon. Over 1,500 acres will he cultivated (his year by Indians on Garden Klver Ileaerve. Much of the seed to he used was gmwn thoro last year, and will lie wheal, outs, peii."! am! barley. A mine laid some days ago under a sandbar in the north arm of tho Frnser UiveK British Columbia, was fired and a herd of hair seal were blown to pieces. .\ Kent pioneer hna cross the great divide in the person of .Mrs. Racliel . Goff, who cllod at tlio home of her 1 daughter, Mrs. 'rhomns Leslie, of Clenrvillii. Sho was born In Howard Township scveuly.iour years ago. -Dr. HerbtM-t .Uexander, lauguape master at Columbia University. New York City, haa been uskcrt by the War Deiiartment of tho irniteil Slates to assume the position of Director of ^ Ffoncli for officers in tho U. S. Nat ; lonal Guard luid in army canip.s. To bo summoned to the pollci; court on a "charge" of speeding and Instead of incun'ing tho jicimlty- of the law, to receive a beautiful trovdllng ebony companion and check, was the experience of CHy KuKineta- A,. B. .Manson, of Stratford. \ Ijumbernion who roluniad rccnhtl; to Midland report thfll-wolvos wen unusually plentiful and hold In th noith riurlug tho p:tBt winter. Miss .T. llogorKOHf Barnston Island In lltllng tt buckot of water, fell Inli the Fraser River. She was rescued a tho ferry landing when unconscious. Kslate of llio lain JnCviuoa Pui ent, iM.'L.A.. of Lolellor,, Man , wni valued at �3C9,�77.62 by the Manllobi Provincial' Treasurer, There will be about 50 per ceu' Incroaso In, the amount of land crop pod In the XVrand Prairie dlstrlc; roaco nivor, this spring. �Mrs. Felicia Van Norman Caatk, igod 81 years, .who died in New VorV left a win dlrecClng that her csiai. he dialrlbuted to friends and cuttlm off her relatives. . The Western Fuel Company, opi>i ators of the Nnnalnio mines, nnnounr ed an advimca.'ln wages to emplDvc; of 50 cents a day to take effect Apvl 11!. .Mrs. Catherine Ferguson died a Plymi>l02i, London road, last wecli aged 99 years. Her mother, who dli'il on the same farm thirty years asc wa.s 10:; years of ago. Mrs. lloberlsOn, Medicine Hal Alta., has been presented with t)j Victoria t^ross which her son won a. tho liatllo of PriH.schondiiiolo and wlior' he met his death. Tlllsunburg's assessor has couijiUit od his work and his figures show ( very satisfactory increase In the Ic tal assBBsment of the town. It biihi! over ,?SG,�00 greater than lust your. Three persons dion in a fire ii Three Itlvors. The fire broke out ii the home of Mrs. Dauphlnals, an .St George Street. Tho dead arc: '.Irfl Dauphlnals, her brother, Clinrlo, Glard. and Mario Poison, aged 11. .Inhn r^ackard, 75 year* of age, kcuji er or the second toll gate, about (Ivi and a hall' iniios ea.Ht of Port llopf wa.s almo.st Instantly killed by a moto car (Irlveu by Arnold Plunkett. aoi of George I'lunkett, coal niorchant Cobourg. Airs. John Murchment, 75 yeiirs n age, heiamc confusiid by the lighlg r> the motov.s and full over the east �U( of llic dam into the pond at Braiiip ton. Out.. Two hoya got Mrs. .Marcili mout out of the water. She never rt-g.ilned consclousneas-and died lati-r by August. At the present time the i to all comers. Others accompanying ui r,.uKu= V ^^^^y jj^^ J, J Wood, Pres. Duce, Mesdames S. J. Brown, M. A. Coombs and A. McCune. In order to I gain ail the information possible ( along genealogical lines, Mrs. Gates and .^Irs. McCune reinainedy over night and Mr. Galbreath motored j over with thera this morning in lime | for the Genealogical Convention be-on i Ing held to-day. The Relief Society ' Conference convenes to-mprrow. Soldiera' Comforts. The Daughters of th? Empire wish again to notify a]l relatives and friends of the soldier hoya from this district to send lu their parcels in the., next ten days, as the third shipment goes forward at the end of the month. Leave your packages (to contain figs, salted, peanuts, or soldiers socks) with Mrs. Kellock, Miss Hamilton or Miss Thompson at the Union Bank. Now Arplvala. Mr. Joseph Lenz, , formerly of Saskatchewan, Is moving into Card-ston district and purchasihg h farm here. His brother purchased at Hill Spring this spring and a brother-in-law. .Mr. Guy Bowlby bought oUt Mr. Hyrum S. Cooper this week. -Mrs. A. K. Lenz has also located at Cardston-this month,' buying the home of .Mrs. Marie Yancey. She  IS the mother of the Lenz brothers above mentioned. Mrs, F. Larson has recently purchased the home of Mrs. Betty L. Lewis, ju3t south of Pres. Wood's residence, as .Mr. LeWlB recently removed to the States. .Mrs. Larson resided in Manitoba'* formerly but Is selling out there and making her home la Alberta. S A PRHR (From Our Own Correspondent) Blalriuore, .May 17.-Trooper W. J. Evans was reported missing a short lime ago, but hit friends received word this week he i� a prisoner in Germany. Pte. Murray took suddenly sick at the ganatorlum and In a short time passed awny. He was about to be discharged b>ii eplnal meningitis took him off. Tho funeral wan held in tho Anglican church conducted by Itev. G. Clay, interment was In the Blalrmora cemetery. Tho local cadet corps fired the three vt^lUys ovar hU laat .raatlng place. Rev. W. T. Voung, of Frank, who has bean in charge of tho Frank Community Hall for some year^ has been called by the Union congregation at i Blalrmore to taka charge of the work here alto.; In the future Mr. Young Will preach for ^oth conffregatlona In the ajorclng tn Frank and In the evening in BlaltTOore. Pte.' iltley at the sanatorium died last l^aturdav. Hla caa'aatji tra.n rtie Fast visited him lately. Th^i'emams weru shipped to Smith Falls, Ont for Iniorment. Mli-s Margaret Buck, of Spokane, arrived here on Sunday night." Hhe is now one of the locaLstaff of teachwrs, taking,the room that Miss Foster had. .Mrs. Pedr.ion took charge of the room until Miss Buck arrived. The Keystone" Cement offic* bull-ding has been removed from lie old location near the brick yard and was hauled across the river to the north of the town to become a residence. A local Slav bought the building. P. Burns and Co, have made ex tensive additions to their barn and also built a new garage. The company la also fixing up their shop by extensive repairs. On Wednesday morning Dan Walker had a very narrow eacape In the mine. \ slab- of coal fell and severely grazed his 'face, Tho weight cf the lump wd.i about Havuntyfive pcunds. VirKll Passnioro went to Calgary this week to enter tha ^dlapatoheri,' office. While lhars he had 'o undo'--go a severe nanal operation. He w.'>l bo probably buck home In a few days to recuperate Geo. Cruikshank and J. Wheelar came over from HlUoreat to-day on a business trip. Capt. Lyon la dOH-n from Calgary for a few days orr builneas.' He is also visiting his many friends bera, calling upon the homos of hoys who went overseas with him In the 1�2nd which was recrultad h�re. The Pass towns rttUed as follow up to date lor the 'MtlHary Y.M.C.A. Coleman, $1,780; flialripore, |858, Bellevue. $800; Hillore8t.j232; Frank �2ii8'; total, �.18, under The Military Service Act, 1917. ^ ' A -lira J.-k l%AAKTr 'Ipclari^ llini �ll tho m�n by tliiS our pro^Miik- rVnU we Ut> .QereOy tinnrf(iuiiTOl toreponas. aforewiid shall, from thedtttfiof this our proclaiuiition,"liudi'onii;d to be .tolrficrsftnlislrd in thh military force* oi ('annda and Bubject to military luw for the dunil ion of thi- prfisont war And of demob-ilijiition theroattOT udIps.s sooner (lisohiirK�d; providcil that evory ��h .man shall until tlin first day .liirie next be doomed to bi; on leiivp of abpento without, pay, and that therpaftor every Huch man wtio Rliall have dul.v ri^portcd on or belorn the law mon-tioned day, as by this our proclamation rcfiuir�d, shall be d�em�d to be on leaw of absence without pay until the duy upon which he shall he requirnd *o report for duty in tUo Canadian Eiipst�d or all othijrwiieby law re()uired he shall, be subject to the prooe*puty Miniater ol justice Canada. AND WHEREAS ^7HERE.\S by our Proclamation bearing date the I2th day of October. 1917. we did call out, class I under our said Military Service Act, 1917, compriBing. the men by our Act and Proclamation defined or described as to the Daid clasB belonging, oA active service in our Canadian Eipeditionary Force for tho De/onco of Canada either in or beyond Canada., as w* might in tho colamand or direction of �our military fortes thereafter order o'r direct; by the regulations approved by our Governor General of Canada in Council on flic 20th day of April la.�,' in tho eiecution of the powers conferred by our War Measures .^ot, 1914, it ia among other thlKlIt In effect provided that ClasS 1 under our said Military Service Act, 1917, shall. In addition to the inen included thereia as in our said Act mentioned, include all mod, who ai� by this our proolantation required to report as hereinafter described, and that all men included in the said Claea I by virtue o( the rcgidations aforesaid, shall report to the registrar or deputy regialrtir under our aaid Military Service Act, 1617, �a required by proclamation, and sliall bo subject to military law as in such proelttiiation set oat, and shall, in the e.vent of their failing to report, be liable to the pMaltlci ipecified in our said last mentioned Act and tne regulatipns thereunder; A'VTI') A}l^l�17Rfr \Q> Governor General of Canada in Council X^l-^i-^ TV nK/JXC^i^O has determined to exercise tha power 80 conferred to require the men of the age and description hereinafter Speeifiiid, as authorimid by the said regulatiom of Mth April laat to report, and to .subject them to militar.v; law at the time and in the manner by this our proclamation prescribed. Now, therefore, know ye *?*L:a*d.Vu.rfal.d'� that every man wha ia a British aukjcct realdtnt in Canadajuot within any cla�.i ?lC*''ui moiMver, lest any of oar loving aubjccU should be waorant of tfae.^'Otiieqneacaa which will enaqe if Iheiy fail to report wltbin the time limited a� afareaaid, we da Mrakr r�tawara, and admontah th�M that any ontt by thii our pMaaMMan NMMktd ( rtNrt wha ahall without raaaonaMe f^tf wpar* aa afMMM thaU thcrahr Mnml^ an alftnrc M which be ahaU b� itaMc. aa auauwrr SofMlaB. ta ImartaMnrntnt far anytcrm not �c�>d-�B(l>vince ol Nova'''*i'f)l.iii. N'KW BRtlNSWlOK-To th� Reicislrar under the Military Servicn Ani, IKIT, St. .lohii.if they roside in the Province of New^runswick. PRINCF. BDWARb LILAN D-To the lUaislrur under the Milhury SerYieo Act, � 1V17-, Cliarlotietown, If thny reside in the Province iif CrUnn Edward island. -BHn'lBH>.;OLUMBIA-To ths HegiMinr under the-Military .Service Act, 1917, Vancouver, if they roside in tho Provltlod'of Uritlsh ("'oluinliia. .SABKyrCHKWAN-To tim Rogisliar undor the Military .Service Act, l((|7, R��jiut, if they reside In tho Province of Hnskntchowan. , , ALBERTA-To the Uegistmr uwior �he Military .Servlcn Act, 19(7, Calgary, If tH�y rtslde In the Province uf .\lherttt. MANITOBA-To the ftegistrar under the Military ,S'en-icn Act, IBU,- Winnipeg, if they rosi*� in the Province ol Manitoba. YUKON'-To tiie ReJiiiiti-ur under tlift .Military Service Act. 1017, tinw�oii,*i( they reside in the Yukon Territory.^ ' ' ^ 5412 ;