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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY JfElULD-. TUESDAY. MAY 23, 1918 JTh> alberta .BAILY AND WEEKLY A Rubicrlptlon Rilsi: 1 Dally, delivered, per woek 10o Daily, delivered, per year pilly, by per SVeokly, by mall, per year TELEPHONES Business Office........... Editorial Office W. A. Buchanan Managing Director I25S 1324 John Torrinoi Business Mftnaci Your King and Country noed you right now! ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR 1 One of the great objectives of the big Russian campaign in Asia Minor .has been accomplished. The Russians I Jiare linked hands with the British forces in Mesopotamia, and have thus aided in turning defeat into victory. A small force of cavalry have bridged the gulf between the Russians and the British forces operating near Kut-EI- Anaara, and It is not expected to he before the surrender of Town abend's force is avenged and th driven out. Furious fighting has been ragin about the blood-soaked slopes c I' Deadman's Hill, on the front at Vei where the Germans have mad repeated attempts to capture the pos tions mat are acknowledged to be th key to Verdun. Without the posses Bion of Deadman's Hill and the hill that surround it, any attempt to read Verdun must end in failure. Th' French have more than succeeded fn defending these hills, and the Ger mans are now farther away than eve from their objective. A sea battle between German am Russian warships is rumored to have taken place in, the Bmwv. Lot us add that while tho fovorn- [mont is buying up docreplt railways lu Quebec, there are.well itottipd dis-j tr'icts tributary to i-nfchbrldRe thatj cannot get railway facilities, districts j where the farmer has to haul his j grain from fifty to seventy miles. The farmer has bean there for some years wattlnff patiently for railroads.1 Tho C. N. R. has premised Msi a line; the C. N. R. Is being generously by the government but not a cent. Is be- ing devoted to the construction ot new lines in the country whore there is a crylnf need for Here we have niacy mijllone jolng to purchase Que- bec railways, in a country that Is not productive, while tbo same amount would have built a railroad into the homestead country southeast of Leth.- brldge and brought transportation fa- cilities to a well settled agricultural R ICKED UP IN FOR THE BUSY MAN Aid. Bottoiill, Rod Deer, has1 Joi Mhe 187th Bait, as lieutenant. Dr. E. C. Arthur, a Nelson pioneo on active sorvlce. Rer. A. J, Patatone has resigned Anglican roctor at Laconibe and w take a charge in-New Brunswick. Major Ewan A. MacDougall. co: minder of the 9th (Toronto) Batter is reported (He front. Miss Leydn Hull, a well know evangelist, is dead tit Guelph, at th district. It would appear that the Ottawa, government is not interested j in developing the west; its purpose j The late J. G. Riordau. supertuten< seems to be-to keep the east content- ed. ,-MHsou's memory Is bad. Quite- a convenient memory. It was only fitting that plenty of moisture should follow U. F. A. Sun- day. HONOR THE MEMORY OF QUEEN VICTORIA Today is Empire Day. Tomorrow Victoria Day. Canada during these two days pays tribute to the memory of the great Queen Victoria durinj whose long reign the British Empire grew to great civilizing power in the world, learning seli government at home and spreading it to all cor ners of tae earth." In thii time' o: stress the memory of the Good Queen Victoria tower of strength to every British subject, for everyone knows that-if she were living she would fight the. good fight of'right against might as bravely as any of ns. Her very name is cherished ami-Kan become a power wherever Britain has carried the flag of freedom and civil' izstion, THOSE QUEBEC RAILWAY DEALS The three Quebec railways which the Borden government in the dying hours of the session of parliament, provided to purchase, will cost neither of which has ever paid, or likely, will ever pay. The roads.- from Quebec to San Joaciim and from Lbtbiniere to total of 60 miles, are built The road from San Joachim to Murray Bay'VaY graded In 1911-12. It has been decay- ing ever since. It has to be repaired and Tegraded, and the steel laJd on it This will cost .from one to thrSe millions, according to whether you favor the deal or not The govern- ment has; to pay that The Toronto Telegram, not a Ub- eral paper, puts the deal this way: "To. put the thing straight, and not try to. turn corners, .the government committed itselrio an expenditure of i cash, bonds and, say, for the purpose of com- pleting the road, providing rolllug stock, etc. Remember, this is war time. Remember that Sir Thomas White spent weeks preparing a tax on business known as a war tax. Hell take months In collecting it; He ex- pects to raise by it .The government spent nearly two-fifths of that tas without even having to divide the house. What did they get for it? Anything that will help us to win the war? Anything that will take com- forts to our boys at the front? Any- thing that wiU help to bring our wounded home from the front in some- thing better than the steerage? ''Oh, no, nothing like that. Our alleged statesmen have minds above such trifles. What they really did buy with the nine millions o? Sir Thomas White's war tax was a hun- dred and twenty miles of debt-ridden, hon-paylng railway. The fact that they already, had a few thousand miles tof the Buqe kind of railway more than they could use, mattered not. A few Quebec politicians had aome fag ends of railways that had been milked till they refused to give more milk, [promoted till they refused to yield farther rake-offs. Only- one thing rojttlti be done with thett ou the government. So the gor- eminent spent war 7ipx The U. F. A. is a power for good and it was proper that the churches should recognize the work of this powerful, progressive and helpful or- ganization. ent of the Toronto Mail and Empir left an estate valued at Motor car reciprocity has been ei tablisheii between Ontario .nud Ne- St. Enoch's Presbyterian Churcl Toronto, decided to call Rev. E. G. D Freeman, Rev. Samuel Down, a superannuate Methodist minister ,died at Simcoe Sir Sam's "bosom friend" Is the "soul of honor." However that honor- ary colonelcy did not prevent him from making fortunes out war con- tracts. He admits it. The Calgary News-Telegram says Col. Allison is the prime villian in the fuse case. A little over a week ago Gen. Sir Sam Hughes described Allison as one of Canada's greatest benefactors. Sir Sam should have said Canada was one of-Allison's greatest benefactors. Liberals, wtth the exception of one term, have been in iwwer in Nova Scotia since Confederation. Hon. Geo, H. Hurray hu Premier for 20 Mrs. A. G. Hemple, was elected t fill a vacancy iu the Winnipeg Boar of Education. Fire caused damage in th factory of Wru. Croft Sons, Welling ton street, Toronto. Rev. R. Mallett. formerly a Me tho dist minister ia the prillia. (Out.) dis trict, died In B. C. Charles Mabee, ex-Mayor ot Tilson burg, Ont.. died as the result of iujur ier sustained in an accident on the race track. Geo. Anderson, a prominent busin ess and trade commissioner to Japan under the late Liberal government died at Toronto. J. A. Kinney, barrister, Kanora. has seen appointed, police magistrate for Kenora, Keewatin and district, sue Judge McLennan. Geo. C. Holland, for forty-two years official shorthand reporter of the Can wonderful and credit- jadian Sanate, who took his "take" as able record and is dae to honest anC progressive administration. The life of the N. S. Parliament expires in July and there is no doubt whatever that the Liberals will be' returned to power. Since women have been granted the vote in Manitoba public office is pur- suing Recently a woman was elected vice-president of a Conserva- tive association, and now we find in a Board of Education bye-election in Winnipeg, a' woman wins in a three- cornered fight by1 242 majority. They will "soon be sitting in the Legisla- Mexican respect for the Union Jack attested by a Pittshurg lady who writes to the Chronicle-Telegraph from beyond the troubled border. On first outbreak of lawlessness she egan. to hunt for a Union Jack, a recaution she confesses with any- thing but national pride. It was the nly thing for which the Mexicans howed any respect The Mexicans know that John Bull always means e says.1 That's the explanation. WINNIPEG TEAMSTERS STRIKE; FREIGHT PILING UP Winnipeg, May morning i accumulation of more than ons of freight lies untouched, wait- og to be carted to Its destination, twcause of the walk out of the 200 teamsters from the four railway car- ;ge companies in the city. Some of reight is in the warehouses wait- ng to bo delivered to the express companies; the rest Is In cars shunt- ed on side tracks, waiting to be un- oaded. According to the union officials, the teamsters have sufficient funds to carry.the strike on indefinitely. usual this session has resigned. Mrs. M. C. Reynolds of Goderich, to- tally blind and in. her eightieth year, has knitted more than 125 pairs of socks for soldiers at the front J. T. Luton, classical master of the Guelph Collegiate Institute, is dead. He was a native of Sydenham towii- shlp, Grey county. Daniel Bissett, formerly ot Strat- ford, has been decorated in Franco with the Croix de Guerre for heroic action on the field of batUe. Stanley L. Jones, the Calgary barris- ter who went to the front with the Princess Patricias as a lieutenant has been promoted to the rank of Major. The funeral of Capt E. J. Kylie, Ad- jutant of the 147th Battalion, held at Lindsay, was most impressive, being attended by a large number of univer- sity men and representatives of other interests with which he was associated The year 1816 (one hundred years ago) was known as the "summerless summer." Snow began-falling about the middle June, by the middle of August it was one foot in depth, and from the first fall of snow in June until the following the earth remained: under the covering of a winter blanket. Absolutely nothing in the way of a crop came to maturity. Daniel Julian Bailey, an Irish sold- ier, formerly in the British army who was committed for trial on the charge of high treason at the Bow Street Po- Ice Court, London, Eng. with Sir .loger Casement, was a resident of Brunswick for some years, and participated in the 1'J13 military camp at Sussex as a Scout Commander in .he 73rd Regiment, B. Company, then under the command of the late Major Belyea, recently killed In action ritb the 26th New Brunswick Battal- on. Bailey, who joined the so-called 'Irish Brigade" in a German prison camp, was arrested with Casement Safety First Indigestion, biliousness and many ailments of the''digestive organs are often the source of serious illness. At the first sign of disordered conditions take the reliable family remedy that is always BEECHAM'S PILLS Lftrtwt Of Anr MrfclM In tho WorUL Sold In bosM, 29 THE BIRTH OF EMPIRE DAY The following article on the birth of Empire Day, which is celebrated ae school patriotic day on May i taken from Every woman's World: Confederation in 1S67 was the great 'inperial ureshadower of Empire Day. it had its lesser and earlier mauifes- :ntlons in the impassioned oratory or our legislative halls, as made known 0 the world by many of its sifted sons. It was exemplified in Mie splendid teaching of our schools, ably in such large centres as Toronto Halifax, Quebec, Hamilton. This Imperial spirit was'seen in the vritiiigs of our great men whose pro- 'hetic utterances found great favor, 'he air was vibrant with the electric hrill of the Queen's Jubilee.' The Jnited Empire Loyalists took on fresh ife. The League of Empire was so mpressed with the importance of a ruer knowledge of the llag as the ein- tern of a great empire, that it made great efforts .to have impressed upon child mind the great underlying, rinciples of our national life, while le Canadian Club was an active loyal iwer. f In June 1396 our Empire Day was orii. The initial act that gathered a all that seemed beat of these above Lentioned Imperial forces, focussetl tern, patented them, and caused them btj legislatively incorporated into school system by the Hamilton oard of Education on December 2, 397. This great Imperial education jset, which is now being contributed 1 by over fifty million people on each :hool day preceding the 24th May (a Victoria Day" as called by solemn ct of parliament when Queen Vic- ria passed bad Its inception this wise: "On June 6th. 1S96, the Wentworth istorlcal Society of Hamilton passed resolution of i Condolence with Mrs. .ementina Fessenden, on the loss of er husband, -the late Rector of An- .ster. In fier few "words of reply, rs. Fessenden, .nled by her who was six-year-old accom- grand- aughter, said she hoped that the .triotic spirit of the grandfather ould descend to the child: xm it was moved, seconded There- car- England, Germany and France Agree on one thing, if on no other. They all prohibit the sale of alum baking powders. There must be a. good reason for this. It is because alum was found to be un- healthfal. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is made of cream of tartar, derived from grapes, a natural food product, and con- tains no alum nor other questionable in- gredients. DR. PRICE'S CREAM BAKING POWDER MADE FROM CREAM OP TARTAR DERIVED FROM GRAPES ed' that littlp. Kathleen Trenholm essenden be iaade an honorary mem r of the society, in recognition of e loyal services of her ancestors, d as an earnest of the future. "It was a notable experience for the ild. Mrs1. Fedsenden was struck by r delight in Jier badge and the iple Leaf sJiejwore; glow of r young; spirit; the deep Impres- m made upon her young miiid by is identification with a worthy past, d by the patriotic aspiration that guely stirred her. The thought turally should not children be stimulated in this way? the new life and aspiration that me to this :ohe .child could come ually to all children, what a tre- etidous influx of., national energy ere might be with the next genera- n. n This thought Lay the Germ of Empire Day' 'Mrs. Fessenden then set herself to cure the realization of this of lional benefits In the schools the ildren could he" most easily reached e Montreal Daily Star of August 7, 97, contained a letter from Mrs. ssenden, discussing the idea and re- esting that school boards and oth- be Tisited and petitions circulated king the indorsation of a movement king toward .the formation of a tJonal patriotic scheme of educa Sauford Evans, M.A., in nadian Magazine, July, 1898. This was followed by letters to oth papers. As Mrs. Fessenden had no place on school boards, she wrote to the Minister of Education for Ontario, suggesting this as a dav of special exercises. Under the date of Nov. 6th, 1897, she received a reply, stat- ing Mr. Ross' delight, and among oth- er things that there "was no provision in the regulations of the department for such but that "Mr. Ross "would be prepared. to consider any genera! scheme for the schools of the whole province that may be submit- ted." In acknowledgment, Nov. 23rd, 1897, Sir. Ross wrote: "It would be of advantage If the scheme were -taken up by the Hamilton Board of Trus tees, as that would .call public atten- tion and make it.easier for the depart- ment to and the Hamilton Board of Trustees did act, its Internal man- agement committee passing, on Dec. 2nd, 1897, the first resolution "That the board set apart one afternoon. In the year for the purpose of inculcat- ing patriotic sentiment." -This was sent to Mr. Koss (as subsequently were many .who presented It in substance to the teachers of On- tario at their meeting In Toronto, April, 1898, where it was a_dopted; (See Denison's "Struggle for Imperial It was then sent to the Do- minion Teachers' Association, meeting Jri Halifax, in August, 1898, and .by Lhcm unanimously accepted, and thus Empire Day was launched and incor- porated into our school system. In 1898 Empire Day received the Royal approval in the reply cabled to ;he ten thousand of Canada's children gathered In (lie Arena, Montreal, Capt. Henry F Fair, of the ft Iment and vice-principal avenue public school, London, died after a two Hluess, Ottawa, May the men o an Edmonton battalion withstood th withering bombardment ot tho Ga. mans during a part of a day and wel Into the darkness of tho- evening clinging to their smashed tranche! with grim determination.' and theii springing alert'to meet the oncomini enemy infantry attack, is told of ii this week's communication from the Canadian general representative _ the front. Under Lieut. U. C, Arthurs who hold the dangerous point during the dreadful fire. Uie dctachmen poured a heavy rifle and machine gin fire into tho advancing Germans, ac counting for all the party except two an officer and sergeant, who raauagec to reach the Canadian trench. Lieut. Arthurs shot tho sergeant himself and the officer was taken prisoner. The heroic death of Lieut. "Ted1 Doheny of a Toronto battalion is re- lated. This plucky young .officer, his leg blown off by a shell while in charge of a party holding a crater, thought only oC his battalion and his men until he succumbed to bis Many instances of individual hero- ism are recounted, also the splendid spirit of the Canadians who ever long for a close encounter-with the enem The communication follows: Canadian General Headquarters in France, via London. May sev- eral points in the British line the ted- ious monotony of siege warfare has been interrupted recently by the ex- citement of counter-attack. Although ou an insignificant scale and directly affecting only a very small proportion of-the troops in the vicin- ity, incidents of this nature give relief beyond belief to the nervous tension of perpetual watchfulness. The Canadian Spirit The knowledge that some fortunate unit has come into actual grips with the foe permeates all ranks. Alertness is stimulated. The dull routine of daily duties becomes more bearable. Bombardments .lose their terrors and dreary hours in the front line are en- livened by eager expectation. Ju the heart of every soldier the hope revives that his turn is coming nest to meet his adversaries face to face. It is In this spirit that Canad- ian troops have borne the trials and dangers of the past week. No atlon of note .has occurred on their front, but recollection of .recent events In which they participated have com- bined to spur their imagination and maintain their enthusiasm at the high- est level, arid when the German bat- teries pound any section of their trencher -with there is no other thought among our A marvel of convenience Every added convenience on your gas range means better pies, cakes, steaks, McClary's Style E.S. is just crowded with the handiest features dear to a. busy woman's heart. Jast look at the double cooking top for instance; The elevated of all the fatigue you save by never having to stoop. can be had with, eitlier right or left hand oveitj and for either manufactured or natural gas. Ask your dealer to show you how easy it is. to keep every part clean. In a jiffy out comes the adjustable air mixers and hoods, enamel broiler pan and drip trays, etc. And the bright black enamelled steel and heavily nickelled parts- all are easily ac- cessible and no bother at all to wash and clean. All this conven- ience goes with perfect and ample, cooking capacity in small space! Certainly one should see the E.S. Style at your dealers or write direct to us. London Toronto Montreal Winnipeg Vancouver St. John, K.B. Hamilton Calptry Edmonton Saskatoon Sold by Hick-Selil Hardware Co. trench, each braces himself to g-ses the opportunity Here and there an officer or non- commissioned officer moves quietly about, cautioning and encouraging Prompt assistance is rendered to ihe buried. Stretcher bearers tend the wounded. -Mud-bespattered riflea and machine guns are cleaned and cleaned again. Throughout the ordeal con- tentment prevails, for the Canadian soldier is sure that his artillery is not idle and that shells are crashing into the German trenches even aa into his own. U is a test fortitude and he prides himself on his superior en durance. At last the bombardment ceases or is lifted to points in the rear. The -moment has arrived, and not a man but welcomes it. The word Is passed along, and .instantaneous- ly all are on the alert. More often than not disappointment is in store, and the enemy, remains hidden in his trenches.' Only occasionally does he make .good his threat and show himself. Gloriout Edmonton Battalion One. such instance occurred not long ago. on 'the front of aa Edmon- ton battalion Starting in the after- noon, an exceptionally heavy bom- bardment was directed on the front trenches of this .unit, and In'spite of the retaliation of our artillery, con- tinued" for an hour or more after sunset. In several. places parapets -were badly battered, dugouts smash- ed and the trenches blocked as a. re- sult of destructive fire Numer- ous casualties were suffered, Out the men from Edmonton held on to their posts with grim determination. Finally, after a prolonged and furi- ous blast, the firing suddenly ceased, and at a point where the lines are very close together, a party., of .Ger- mans made a dash for our trenches, view of the terriflc bombardment is peeved.over final' adjustment in the city oE pro' by the court ot cursor to a raid. Flattened against evidenced :m a letter from Uc- the parapet or crouching in dugouts or Qalg tor tue company in s which he'states, that he has not yet made up his mind whether or not to I DICTATORSHIP' -EROM PRUSSIA OPPOSED IN GERMANY London, May a dispatch from Rotterdam the correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says "The new German scheme lor con- trolling food supplies really means au absolute dictatorship from Prussia over tho whale .Empire. There fa strong, opposition fi om pthei states, I which hitherto 'have retained to them- i selves the administration ot footl- stucH, and as' a result some them, notably have been bettor oft" than Prussia apparently pected. no opposition was ex- Thc enemy was taken by surprise. In a flash our soldiers, under Lieut. Arthurs, had leaped to their feet From the shat- tered parapets a withering hall of bullets'from'-rifles and machine guns struck- the advancing Germans be- fore they had reached half way Bombs fell among them thick and fast, and in the withering Hgbt many were seen to fall.- The impe- tus of their assault was broken yards from, our trenches. Out of; an orig Inal party of twenty, only two reached our Hue, an officer atid a sergeant. Staggering blindly parapet, both these-men fell into our tren- ches and were taken prisoner. Tho nonTcommIsaioned officer died of his wounds within two hours. The offi- led the attacking party had been hit-seven times in the right leg, three times in the left, and once in the right arm, but had nevertheless reached his goal. take the action into court As the time fpr -final appeals to go before a: judge was Up several days ago it is hardly -possible that any court action will-be, taken; When the .company's representa- tive met the court of revision he ask- ed a" 20. per cent, .decrease in assess meiit ou'a lot of outlying property, which was iiv. reality a reduction In taxes of The city promised a reduction of-10 per cent, and the company' expressed Its satisfaction. When, however, the city made a gen- eral land assessment reduction of 10 pe? cent the C P R declared it was an inequitable step. The company de- clares city has not the right to make a general reduction of assess- me jit unless the property owners .ask Itvb'efore the court of revision. .The city decided yesterday to sit tight, declaring that assessment is equitable as nearly as they can make The .city will amend the by-law governing the use of electric signq for advertising. The objectionable clause restricting signs to within four feet of '.the building on which they are erected will be cut out and the cost current for lighting them may also be reduced After go away'Com- missioner '.Freeman fears a great slump in line fares on the street .wants more attractions more accpmodations for.bathers and .better; supervision generally of The matter was turned to Commissioners Gracp and'-Freeman: for report, and if the expenditure needed is not too great it Will be met'out of the current reven- ue from the. street railway. Tue question of gathering and ship- ping wastq. paper was referred to Commissioner Grace to bring in a re port on the advisability of handling it Broking a well-known farmer of Hope township, Ontario, committed suicide by banging himself 'rom a beam'In his barn. Victoria Day Think of the many places you can vicit on a holiday at this tinu of the year. FARES ito Canadian Pacific Fare and One -Third Going May 22 24, 1916 Return Limit May 26, 1916 Consult our agents, R. DAWSON, District Passenger Agent, 4ltA Donaldson Line The Popular Scotch Service Sailings PROPOSED SUMMER SAILINGS. ATHENIA May 28 CASSANDRA............ June 13 ATHENIA July 2 CASSANDRA July 16 Cabin passengers only, Rate, Twin Screw Steamers, large, comfortable, and very steady at sea Service throuuhout is "DON ALDSON" STANDARD. Prepaid Tickets from Scotland sued at lowest'.rates. For rates and other information apply to anj Steamship Agent, or H. E. LIDMAN, General Agent, Winnipeg, 349 Main Street, Phone M. 5312 Vancouver, 531 Grarivllle Street. EMPEROR AT BERLIN London, May William to Ucrlin Saturday horning In order to settle the minis crisis, accorning to telegrams received from Berlin In Amsterdam, a neuter's dispatch from that dty. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., n.O.L.. 1-rciiJ.nt KJHN AIRO. General Miniicr II V. I JONES, Geiwnl V. C. BROWN. Superintendent ol Central Wctttri Bnnchni CAPITAL, RESERVE PUff FARMERS' BUSINESS The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility for the transaction of their banking business, including the discount and collection of sales notes. Blank .sales notes ve supplied free of charge ou application. ww lethbridge Branch R T. Bryrnner, Mgr ;