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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETTHBRIpGE it DAILY, ----1. HRRALD . TUE5PAY, MAY 21. 1918 letbbtidae 1>eral^ DAILY AND WIKKLV MvariHar* and PHbll�.*i*r* fNB LBTHBIIIDOC HILRALO PRINT-INO COMPANY, LIMIT8D *M Ml ttTMt South, LathiM-ldi* W. A. Buchanan rrMtawtt and Manaiins Olreotot TSLP.PHONBS �utBMa Oltlce .......... MlUrtel Offle* .......... last 1M4 ubaorlptlen Ratas: MUrara^. par week ..... .11 DBi^, dalirand, per year .....$6.00 Bdtr. by mall, par year ......14.00 VmUt, m&U. P�r y�w .....'^W WMkly. by mail per year to n.S..tS.Oi> ot axplTT ot aubaoriptioaa ap-dally on address laboL Aooapt isoa ot papers i.fte. szplratI;.B data If Mr aathorlty to contlnus tba lub-aoriptloD. THE PROORES* OF TH� WAR. That a graat aerial offensive of the kOtea is about to be undertaken ie the kaBef now expressed. The raids on the Oerman towns ot Coloene and Maia are belieysd to be but the be-glnnlac of what will prove to be the boldest air offensive ever oontemplat-d. Previous despatches have shown haw treat the superiority of the al-llaa la in the air, and the nnxlety tbat 1b telt In Oermany over thle tact . Thara is little news from the war fronts at the present time, the opera-Uoaa bains confined to local eoKaga-Bta of a minor character. THE PUnOHAME OF OARBAQE CANS. On Monday, May Sth, the city OMBOU pasaed a resolntlon autborit-lug the commissioner of public works to purchase 500 garbage cam, to be resold to cltlzene. Is It true that these cans were pur-ohaaad and were in the city stores totors that data? Ware they purchased from the Sten Katal 90. without tendcra ba-l*g Mllad, at ,- � Africa, haa given the Irish some ad- vloe they would do well to he� THE 0n�AT18T LIB OF THC OINTURY. The "Open Confession" of the Milwaukee GermanlA-Harold that Germany began the war la most Important because It Is typl MmrSMit V. 3. citizens In Mexico aubsoribed $500,000 to the last Liberty Loan. Alonio T. Shaver, nx-reere of Oa-anabnick and e.xwarden of Stormoni is dead. Ineligible ;ucdicnl men aoroia the border are to be organized into m volunteer corps. Woodchucks are being oxterrainat-od on New York farms by means of djTiamltlng their burrows. > > The ir. S. .�Vttorney-Oeneral urgea every citizen to be his own detaotlve in a nation-wide traitor hunt. A church tor all creeds haa been opened in Boston which will be patronized by priests preachlnc la 20 different tongues. The District ot Coflumbla contemplates standardizing rents by placing a fixed limit oiv the ratttm on all kinds of real estate. Two new V: 3. deitroyers have been named after two U.S. sailors who have given thoir Uvea In action during the proeent war. A new industry, the Canadian Hosieries, Umited, will be located at ^\'V>odstclk. it the ratepayers a�|'.I1 vote JIS.OOO tor a aito and building. J. A. Armstrong, M.P. for North York, has written from Ottawa that the Government intends to give consideration to the petition ot the On-t.irio postmasters for increased salaries and allowancea. The French Government has awarded the Croix de Guerre with palm to Vice Admiral Keyet, Hear Admiral Whitt and sixteen other officers who particularly distinguished themselves in the preparation and cdrrying out ot the "very daring and brllHantly executed operations against Ostend and Zeebnigge." The Union Casualty Company, oC Winnipeg, capitalized at" 1500,000, has been registered to do business in Saskatchewan. Registration has also been affected^ by the Farmers' Fire and' Hail Insurance Company, of Lethbridge,- with a capital of MOO.OOO and the Hart-Parr Company of Canada, Winnipeg, with a capital ot �25,-000. Rev. Father George Daly, SJ., ot COOL WEATHER (CONTINUKli F�OM FboKT PaOI) larger area and an earlier date of sowing/of the wheat crop than ever before. VCTBflANB DID THE RIGHT THING. The Lethbrldga branch ot jthe Great War Veterans have put_-^a quietus on the rufibrs about Capt. Skelton'e service and thus the ex-ease the city council has been making nee of to withhold his reinstatement as chief ot police has-been re-morad. Cltlaana will now expect that, witb-^nt further delay, their serranta at the �lty hall will take the necessary: aetlon to reinstate the former chief-' a�tlo& which ahould have been taken wttheat delay Immediately Capt. BkeHoR returned to the city ready to reaiune hla old position. The' Great War Veterans are to be eoBgratalated that they hare taken yrompt action to squash UDfounded ' rumon regarding one ot their comrade*, and to aee that he It granted � hi* rifhti. The U. S. Oorarnment has fixed a standard price for cement. Reelgnatlon of Rev, J. M. Miller, of First Church, St. Mary'a, was accepted by the fresbytery ot Stratford. Mita Jennie E. Nelson ot Paris Station died suddenly while paokins household tnrntture preparatory to moving. Mgr. John Matthew Mahony, Vloar-General ot Hamilton diocese, died after a aeoond operation In his 66th year. The U. 8. Qovernment has decided not' to commandeer new ships built tor private owners, unless necetaity arises. The Du Pont Company has declared a 3 per cent, common stock din-dend totalling 11,777,084 in aid ot the Red Cross. Twenty rfcruita for the Jewish battalions who will eerve with the Brlttah forces In Palestine were given a grealjend-off at Windsor. �While a farmer was ploughing in a field at Ballysop. near New Ross, the plough turned up a gold sovereign date ot 1795. , At Windsor a plan has been liit upon to use five portable school houses which will cost approximately 18,000 each. Philip Shutter. 39, an automobile worker at Detroit ehot and killed Detective iKJUle Bomba and then sent a bullet through his own heart. Reginald J. Williams,- manager ot the Reglna branch ot the Bank ot British North America, haa Joined the IH.N.W..M.P. draft for overseas service and serered his connection with the bank this week...Mr. Williams has enlisted as a trooper. That the Standard Oil Company is taking an active interest In the development of the oil fields ot northern Alberta waa the information given by Dr. J. , K. MoLennan, vice-president ot the B.D. and B.C. rail way. In an interview at Caljary. Sergt. V. A. M. Knox, Private A. Holbrooke and Staf^ Sergt. A. V. Jes son, returned soldiers, are dead after drinking wood alcohol as a beverage at Winnipeg. Holbrooke Vas proprietor AOW ISLAND. Bow Itlakd. May 20.--While the extremely low lemper/kturo of the past week ha* caused frosts the-results are not considered at all serious. It la believed that on the whole the cooler weather is beneficial rather than ^t-rlmontal to the growing graln.-as It win-cause BljoollnB. It Is Indeed preferable to the high hot winds recently experienced. The few hours' anow-fall Thursday was welcome but more moisture is needed. In every Instance aeedinc hat been eympleted. FOREMOST. Foremost, May IB.-^The snow which fell (luring the early hours ot Thursday morning was of/much benefit to tho crops. The wheat Is up fine all over. The cold spcill now prevailing wilt Induce stoollng. Data Is practically all sown. Some o( It Is overground. The gardens need" moisture. MACLEOD. .Macleod, May 19.-^The past week haa meant thousands ot dollar* to Southern Alberta in the snow storm ot Thursday, wHIch was a continuation ot a heavy rain on Wednesday night, while Friday night brought some showers of warm rain. Saturday gave several little snow storms, in the evening a heavy fall of snow, covering the ground several Inches. During Sunday showers ot snow and rain fell, thus dispelling the feans ot all that the ground is too dry. Fields that a week ago were just ground, nbw show the grain in a healthy condition. Even the late crops are now beginning to cover the ground. A TRIBUTE TO ALBERTA FARMERS. "The Hamilton Herald points^ out ttaat Ontario farmers lost about 100,-000 working hours In a fftiitless attempt to force the Ottawa QoTsm-mmt' to change Its mind about the coaa^ptlon of all 20-21-22 men, and than adds: . In atrong contratt to the' spirit hown by these Ontario and Quebec farmer* Is that ot the farmers ot Alberta. The executive ot the United Fumera ot Alberta yesterday adopted a ttrong resolution declaring its coK-Tlotion that the Government -would �ot have canoelled the exemptions of ' farm workers unless the need for ; mtB ware urgent and imperative, re-' cognising the fairness ot the order In-oounoll, and calling upon all farmers to accept^ the situation loyally and 'make the beit ot It. Thlt raiolutlon was probably intended a� a protest against the action ot the United Vaimert ot Ontario and Qnehec. It would seem that the farmers In 'tha west-la Alberta at least-are ipwn patrioUo and loyal, and lees ImitUb and Inoonsiderata, than are Htm tanners In the east. mtUAND'B GREAT OPPORTUNITY. \\ The Irish sltnaitlon to-d*r Is mora 'iprMarlou* than it has been at any 'time alnoe the war broke out. It Is fv(4�nt enoogh notf that, though the v^Jorlty in Ireland want 'Home ^ule, '.th*7 do not want eonaorlptlon, and ' JUord Osorga'baa declared ^that to .fat on* thejr must aocept the other. '^ffMlderins that Britain I* fighting Iraland'* battle* in Franc* the pro-IfafttUn look* fair enough. ! fXlia crnclal point just at present is ^a Vldenc* that the Sinn Fein 'MMQ to bava been willing to go the �iMftk of appaaling for German aid, |aA M a raaiUt ot thla plot 600 Sinn ^Mrs are In Jail. The disposal of man will probably indicate the Qoitanimett^^ intentions wHh - r^rd ! tlia Ireland trouble. ^ Altanwbile, Gen. Smuts, ot South CARRYING MAIL* THROUGH THE AIR. Though It not generally known, an {lir mail route has been established In the U.S. and thus a new form of transportation invades modem com meres. In this countrj". The aero plane Jiaa become familiar to us all in this war, but we expect to aee it put to peaceful pursuits after the war, and the establishment of an air mall route in the U.S. seems to be the first attempt In that direction,  'The Spokesman Review, discussing the innovation, saj-s: Without any malltrfous Intention of punning, the new aerial mall service may be said to be having ups and downs. The flying postman's first day on the New Tork-Phlladelphla-Wash-Ington line was successful In an experimental way, but the second was not so tranquil, engine trouble and one thing and another developing. This nnevennest Js, however, nothing serious against a project that is -admittedly In the experimental stage. The airplane malLtei-vlce will be permanent, add It win extend its activities to inany dlher larger cities than those in tha original route, Speed will always he the fundamental recommendation of the airplane post. The planes will not be likely to carry any great number of bulky aarceli,.nor will newspaper and magazine publishers use them to get iBBuea out in a hurry. But an airplane can accommodate a really appreciable number ot letters, and can take them from one place to another, barring accidents, in a space ot time that even the telegraph can not far exceed. Making from 100 to 120 mllea an hour, with no stops on tha schedule, the mailman In his plane ijan expedite letters beyond the dreams ot the fastest fait mall that ever rolled on wheels. Then too. the airplane mall will before long ba more dependable than one would be likely to think. Our men who are learning to fly tor the army, and navy will, after having bsoomo seasoned In work under war conditions, be able to get along fairly well even in bad weather. They fly at the front imder prett/ njuoh any kind ot conditions, and a breeze that woilld have kept the boldest aviator on tha ground a few years ago now only arouses hit sporting blood. After the war we ;will have thousands ol able filers, the meekest ot whom will be able to do stunts that used to be called sensational. It will be strange in deed it they wi^ not be able to keep tho mails hurrying along through the higher strata of the air. The outloo^ Is bright that before many years Canada will have a transcontinental air service from Halifax to Vancouver, thus adding atlU another Hnk to  the chain which binds the Dominion together. Regina, recently confer^^d Sflth the|ot,a bath House on Main street and senate ot the University of Saskat- " ------- ' chewan regarding affiliation tor the proposed new Catholic college whfch will be established in the Saakatche-wan capital. The college will bft one ot the largest and finest otj^tslkind in the west and will be undar tse direction of the Jesuit priest*, tha famous educating orderi of the Catholic church. It will be a �lmllar Institution to St.- Bonlfacp college. REORGANIZE O.F. A: in the course of a friendly drinking bout the three men apparently drank from a bottle of crude alcohol used tor external applications. Knox came from Kelliher, Sask., and lived here after being Invalided home from the front. Holbrooke I'Aftves a wife and seven children, including a ton on active service. Jesson leaves a wife and child. ORION IN MEN . Orion, May 17.-This district seemed to feel the effects of the war when several young men boarded the train on Wednesday morning last, they were bound tor Lethbridge and Calgary for exarainatibns. These included ,iMr,H*yt,., of the, Citlzena' Lumber Q6., Mr. Brown, of "the staff of the Standard/Bank, and Milan Harper, ' (From Our Own Carraavondsnt) Warner, May 207-Warner will probably give the boya a good send-ott, to cheer them on their way, so that they will carry with them the good wishes of the! community. A largely attended meeting, was held In the athletic hall oil Saturday night, when the local branch ot the U.F.A. was re-organized. Mr.- i. P. Rowland occupied the chair, and the local was shortly organized with Mr. C. Egan as president, Lewis Peterson as vice prOij'.dent and I F. Rowland as se:."otarv-treaiur-3?.i This bespeaks a prosperous organization, and another meeting will be held on Saturday evening next to further the organization, and to take up seyeral matters of importance. It Is the alji of the local to ma)ce It a builness-man's and farmer's organization, and many cf the local buslness.;^men have joined, as well aa over forty.vfarmers. Mr. King, ot Raymond, was p^eB^ ent, and gave the crowd an able address, outlining the ainjs-.of the organization, and making a strong plea for unity between the farmer* and businessmen, as the one class Is- just as important to a live community as the othef.'With such a good send-off the Warner local should 'be one "of tjie premier locals of -the �.province. / Percy Hagsj Fined. Percy Hagel, ot Kratcbenka faiye, gave his celebrated lecturf in the local play house on Wednesday night. Mr. Hagel was In flue-fettle as he had just previously don^^d "ve and costs to the provincial Government for operating a motor/fehlcle without a license. Cons. Mooney, ot the A, P.P., also laid a charge against htm of failing to be employed In some useful occupation, hut the magis trate'held that it HM�t were to be\ liable to prosecution under the "lazy man's act" then evejry Itinerant preacher, lecturer a|td apeaker ot whatever color or creed was eqilally liable, and if this Were so, then the greht and only William J. 9rytD was equally guilty, as well, a* the-lecturers and speakers, etc., 'of the Chatau-quas now passing througli 'thei- country. The charge wai dismissed^ without costs. A popular young man, In the person of A. D. G. Rhodes was.given an ovation last week when he left to join the U.F.C. as a cadet. Mr." Jlhodes has been accountant, at the local branch of tjje Canadjait, Bank of Commerce for the past tyto years, and during that time has. made himself very woll^liked by^it genial dtsposl tion and unfailing courtesy, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon arratfted ^ v^ry pleas ant party tor Mr. Rhodes'lhB evening beforn, t.he affair belng..hf(ll|L.l|i Per riok's hall, refroshmBIMS liaing served at-the home of Mr.'aad Mrs. Gordon ' (From Our .Own CorrMpondent) Magrath, May 20.-On ' Thursday evening th* Miases Idell and Gen Toomer entertained at their home In honor ot the soldier boys. About 30 guest* were present, games were In dulged In and dainty lunch waa served. The bunch went home In the "wee Bma' hours, jtll reporting an excellent time. The officers of the local Primary association entertained the Salt Liake delegate also the Btake officers at the meeUng house on Friday after noon. Friday night a dance wu held in ^�aStti6Mt^ RUBBER HEELS / ThoM whose steps are none too steady, Need the bracing, helpful grip, That they get by wearing "Cat's Paw" -Safe and sure, and nelcr slip. A PAIR PUT ON . Cat; Paw" S�i., No. lO-mich/cr No. 7 amount ot flax has been put In and It only needs a fall of moisture tor farmers to decide how much mora flax will be seeded before the end of May. WARNER. Warner, .May 20,-The snow storm ot last week haa benefited the crops in this district and made ploughing possible for days to coui