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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta e, Blberta DAILY AND W1IKLV. Daily, delivered, "per rear... Dallyi by per IVMtly. by mall, per rear... M.M J.OO TELEPHONES: 126! Biistesss Offlce Edftorisl Offlce............... W. A. Buchanan John Terranee Managing Director Business ManacM ROUND THE CIRCLE Or THE WAR The curtain has rung up in still another theatre of war. The an- nouncement of the declaration of by Italy against Austria was followed on Monday by several minor engage- ments along the Austrian frontier, in .which Italians claim their first suc- cesses in their new conflict. They. have already driven back over the border an invading Austrian patrol. Following Italy's entrance, all eyes are now on the Balkans where the pot may iboU over at .any moment. British submarines iii the Dardan- elles did some good work on Sunday, iwhen they sunk Turkish transports loaded with troops. The British have repulsed a strong attack of the Germans at Lebassee. .On. -the French frontier, and along the Russian front, the situation ap- from the Russians pears to be satisfactory tUlies' standpoint The nave successfully checked tie Austro- German invasion. i ENTRANCE INTO THE WAR Italy's entrance into the war hai at last Almost since tie con- flict began, she has on the eriak, and uer delay in actlnt has probably caused an adverse opinion to 'be aroused as to her real purposes. Her sympathies, at least that of the best majority of her people, has heen with -the; cause the allies, and in this must not be forgotten that Jtaly was a member of the Triple Al- liance -with Germany and- Austria- Sungary. Why was Italy not in ac- with her partners? Two rea- sons may i'e ottered. first that she was .not in sympathy with the 'reasons offered for the war on.the part of Austria-Hungary and. the sec- ond, her dislike of Austria. the past Austria had.trampled upon Italy and her provinces toft, as Germany had' swallowed French "Provinces. Austria "did her utmost to keep Italy out of. the war. Austria's offer of and'a hand in Albania meant that she was prepared to see an Italian Gibraltar rise on the eastern side of tlie Strait of Ot- ranto, which' would make the Adriatic in all feat name an Italian lake. The proposed cession of the portions of Tyrol Inhabited by Italians and of the Italian districts on. the west hank of the Isonio, in Tenetia ana the offer to make Trieste, a free Imperial city '-with an administration that would aecire the Italian character of the city was also made. Italy mad not accept. Nothing abort of the surrender of all Istria, both -Trieste and Bela, wouH meet the demands ef the war party. There, of covna, was a fac- tion oppowd to joining- handa with the It -TO led by Giolitti, a con- eplcaoas njure la Italian pelitics. He favored the maintenance good nlationc with the German and Aiis- rro-Hnaiarltn Empires. He alao held ttat the strength ot Italy as a Medi't- power would be 'aisared rather tie contlnaaL-ee of food re- lations wits the Central European na- tions than by joining with the ttrong "maritime powers of the and already, in tfca op. talon ot not a few Itallaaa, have too great influence in the Mediterranean. Italy, .with a powerful navy, would be' a valnafele friend of Germany and Aus- tria, whereas htr navy is not of great Importance to Britain and France, be- cause it only adds strength to Giolitti stood for neutrality and for the continuance of the Triple Alliance in a modified form, because he 'be- lieved that, no matter how the-pres- ent itar ends, and Italy have permanent common inter- .eits that should he safeguarded by joint action. Glolitti's opposition delayed the en- trance of Italy Into tie war, but his protests were of.no avail and the pres- sure from the great mass of the peo- venerate the names of Maz- slnl and Garibaldi and who see in Austria's extremity an opportunity for the acquisition "unredeemed Italy" gradually increased since the Opening of war. sionlits are vastly That the expai- more numerous than the neutralists has Become clear- ly evidtnt. Every preparatory step 'taken by the military authorities was 'received with popular acclaim. The 'indents of the' universities offered to en maaae. Old, GarUjaidians Uwlr shirts tun.' The shooting down of men and wo- men of Italian race In Trleete and Foil routed national anger, and territorial concetslona that a tow months ago would hare regard- ed as ample failed to t.mut the Hal tan people. Naturally Italy's entrance into the 'field, ought to pull severely en the German and Austria-Hungary cam- paigns in the east and west. Italy lias an efficient standing army, well equipped and well trained and its Im- mediate activities will draw big forces away from the struggle with Russia 1 a moment when It will be extreme- ly beneficial. One military observer believes Kitchener will co-operate with Italy by sending a force of Brit- ish arms to join in an advance to- wards Vienna. Should such a course be followed and meet success, It would have a. further dampeniug on the none too great ardor of the Aus- trians. Italy's navy may also go forward to Join in the Dardanelles .bombard- ment. Altogether the possibilities of striking developments in Europe are considerably increased by Italy's eacue with the Allies and the tide may 'be expected to turn very strong- s' In the immediate future. One can never, tell, but the collapse of the Turkish defence of the Dardanelles and a victorious movement into 'Aus- .ria by Russian forces from one cor- ner and Italian forces from another corner, seem to be probabilities that will likely ibe'realized in a very short period. Germany may: cry out that the whole world is against her 'but she is to reap the whirlwind. A nation, that has sinned so glaringly against God and man must be punish- ed. Her conduct has not won her friends out of enemies, and it is the business of these enemies to crush her until she yields completely to the demands of civilization. STILL HAS BIG NAVAL LEAD The Goliath; sunk recently in the Dardanelles by a torpedo, from a Tur- kish destroyer, is the third British battleikip to be lost in the Straits. In the case of the Ocean and Irresis- tible, on March, 18, the wastage of life was. comparatively small, but Mr. Churchill's statement to the Commons Indicates 'that over 500 of the Gol- crew went down with the ship. These trained and disciplined sailors and engineers are the real loss. Tfte The Goliath was one of the older pre- Dreadnoughts, and would not. long remained on thev Navy in, any event. Of the lank' since 'the, Audacioul, if, indeed, 'she was waa a. .modem :Dreadnought.- The othec. fire: the Ocean, Goliath, Form- iMble, Irresistible and Bulwark, were iroin thirteen to fifteen years in commission, and that constitutes .old age for a, battleship. Britain has still 35 pre-Dreadnoughts in commission, as against Germany's 20, the greater part of which latter are so lightly armed aa to toe ho match at all -for the British ships. She has as least 27 Dreadnoughts and guper-Dreadr nongbte actually in.commission, and eight more in the final stages of completion. All of them will be at les, by fall. Against this the Oermuia can put seventeen Dread-, noughts Into the1 line pf battle, and ma) at hyit-iiin their completion sd4 two more ky the fan.. The Ger- man position absolutely hopeless at sea, and that is why they hare hid tisir ibattle fleet away in the hope that thtb'.attbmarinea. will perform a miraqle and equalise conditions by sinking a anmber of the British Drndiioughta. OUR POINT OF VIEW With all theae showers, following the heavy rains ot last .week, it'll only natural that we ahouM predict a bum- per crop. .Providence is certainly rind to ns this year. LethbrMge availed Itself of the op- partuBity to observe Empire and Vic- a iTayc in" a manner that" must have teen pleasing to the Daughters of tie Empire. The gathering of old and at the'Gait Gardens'was an inspiration. Why -not make the Gait Gardens the scene of such a demonstration every year on Victoria Day? The Toronto 'Telegram, friendly to ;he government; .hut a critic of Gen. Sam-Hughes, -recently .published a cartoon headed, "A Slight Inequal- ity." Premier Borden Is seen read- ing a notice on which the following appears: plus travelling ex- pense) for the purchaser of worth .of Biiiocvlarg. Steerage pasaage home for the wounded Can- adian and he remarka to the General, who is peering over his shoulder, "It seems to me General, there .is acme slight inequality in the system. of rewards for' service ren- dered." It certainly will'strike the ordinary eltlien as poof treatment to our men that the wounded "are being brought home as iteeraie paiseaien. totter treatment than BIGKED UP IN SSING FOR THE BUSY HAN Major Gordon Wright, of Ottawa, was killed su action in France. The Petrolca ilo'ur mills were badly damaged by. fire. A big stampede is to be held at Banff this year. j Commander Wakeham, oi the Can-; adian Fisheries' Protective died at Gaspe, Que.. Rev. Mr. flench, .Presbyterian min- ster at Medicine Hat, has accepted call to Brighton, Mich. The Lads of the Maple Leaf the ftllowlna very appruprllte pMm hindtd to th. by W. MIKerd, who reoelvtd It from eoueln, Mltford, of Mltford England. Hlpe lor adventure, sturdy, loyal and sumo. Quiet to the of tho Mother, thD young Canadians came. Ehger to show their mottle, ready to shed their blood, They bowed their nock to the collar and trained in the'Wiltshire mud. ShippM, In the fulness of time, across to the other shore, Heard a deep hum In the distance, the bnsso'profundo of wur. Fretted to. get to the business, cliated for tho firing line. throbbing pulses, like pilgrims who near their shrine. Spoiled for a fight, and got merciless, red- Trifled with death in tho trenches, braved1 and battled. and bled. Then, at a given order, gathered together and Not because they were bonding, hut to keep tho Hup intact. Ripe for any adventure, sturdy, loyal and game, Quick to the call'of the Mother, the keen Canadians came.' Hurrah! for the young Dominion! Cheer them with heart and voice. The -Maple shall never wither! boys! POPE. Humour Huns Don't Like (From New York We have need to look back new and and recall to mjnd I tho details of thfe hospitalities offered U-licm. It strained French resources Lo 'receive and entertain so many visit- ors. The French had to get supplies where they could, and it was quite a scramble to get enough. They bought bullets, no ill Instrnct the youngsters. The following clergy from England are proceeding.to work in Western Canada: W. Herring, curate of Holy 'Trinity, Stepney Al- bert St. Augustine's, Canter- bury Rev. TyVEyahs, Saint Boniface College, Warmtniter Hev. Arthur Jenw, Norwich, aad W. Askey, hate. God An excuse for wholesale mur- der. Kultur (See Enemy Anybody who doesn't agree with you. Friend Anybody who is willing to do as you 'say. A soldier and a Bullet A German-horn American letter- writer to the Evening Post says that he has heard from bis mother that his brother, killed in France in Feb- ruary, with an American bul- let in his heart He complains, not oi his brother's death, But' about the American builfit. "I- have" another he says, "lighting for his country's cause, a father of three little ones waiting for hu return is he, too, going to be lilled by a Un- ited States-made It is quite possible The Germam came' self-invited intA France, and it is not for them to be critical about um sirable animals that eat mice and prairie dogs and sometimes kill sheep. Wnce ibv J. B. Kernaghan, alderman of that But mange is a ed by an itch-mite that burrows into e ....i'lcity. The Saskatchewan government j ing itch b Thos Mollov, rate3 W bureau of P'T to rate siders it too bad even for coyotes, and declares that "no extensive.cam- paign against animals taking the form of great cruelty to -them has ever before ..beau Rat poi- soa kills promptly, but mange means suffering long drawn out. Authorized and systematic cruelty is worse for western agriculture than coyotes. But, stars above, .this is .a savage yjar Interview Dr. A. 'Killem von 3err.bcri o secrclav of thc burcau bilge keela (which prevents at and wifeiesD d other information ap- lroad or steamship agent while the Manitoba government was represented by Hon. T. H. Johnson, minister of public works. Manitoba's New Provincial Sec'y H. E. L1DMAN, General Agent Main St. Ph. M. 5312. Vancouver, 531 Granvllle Street. Free J W. Armstrong, who has been in as provincial secretary and'i' the legislation of the province that he will'be a veritable'source of in- formation. ever be found ready to support and push anything which he'sees-is in the interests of the-people at large. JThc new provincial secretary is a unblemished character ,and re- eminent German diplomatist, express- municipal commissioner of Manitoba, ed great surprise yesterday .when inr had a long.experience, in the leg-. j.9f iormed that general indignation heen expressed m tliis country the last murder of ;'a couple of j0r'during his many years in the dred defenseless." women and children house he has not heen content, .to hy the captain and crew of German; nierely bcqupy a seat, but has taken had i'l'sTature ot'.the province.le qonversant with .past submarines an .active partln debates' and discus- "In the first said von in the chamber and Bemberg, "you must remember that! committees, all the news reports originate in j jjr Armstrong was elected in 1897 wives and children of those -whom you England and are, therefore, colored for the constituency of Gladstone. it being the policy of our noble, pa- He is a pioneer citizen of that con- triotic pressmen in Berlin to remain I stituencjr and is certainly one of the silent, especially when necessary popular'men within its limits. prisals are going on. For instance, in JHe is everywhere in the Glad- stone, Plumas and Westbourne re- gions and is admired and trusted by. both political friend and foe. As a thinker Dr. Armstrong is clear and logical, and he is of an optimistic nature. He has great faith in the fu- goir this particular "case, the 'number oi killed is given as two hundred wo- men and children, whereas the num- ber was actually one hundred and ninety-eight. It dastardly ex- aggeration on the of our ene- mies which so inspires us with fury ture Oj the proMnce, if its alTairs arc The eminent man then had a hate' admmistered along right lines, spasm, which lasted about fifteen I AS a-member of the new cabinet, minutes, after which he resumed Armstrong will be a factor of "The blame for this lies, of course, i streneth "He has always taken such George's recent estimate was with our hated enemies. 6- .._._... mnn announced her 'intention _____ ___ _____ horn the people the province have unlimited confi- ice. )r. Armstrong was horn at Kin'gs- 'ton, Nova Scotia, in 1860. Both his parents were He is a graduate of Manitoba Medical col- 'lege and Kind's college hospital, Lon- don, England. He is also a graduate of tlie Acadia. college. He has always been exceptionally strong as a candi- date in his home constituency, where he has resided for so -many years, and where news of his deserved ferment to offics will be received with the keenest pleasure by both parties alike: WAR COSTS BRITAIN' PER SECOND London, May Aeland, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, sneaking at a meeting here, estimated tho cost of the war to Great Britain. at 5150 a second. This means an er- .penditure of a day. Lloyd England has j of subjugat- ing the German Empire. This is lese- majeste of the most.-pronounced type. By killing off all the innocent non- combatants and women and children who come into our power, and by destroying all the historic buildings, vre hope in time to convince every- body that we are innocent- pf bring- ing on the war." Campbell, a graduate of Queen's Uni- versity, "Kingston, have been added to the staff of Wesley College, Winnipeg Prof. Stewart Macdonald'of Penn- Rev. Dr. John McKay, ol Vancou- sylvania College and Prol J W lier, may become principal of Mani- toba College, Winnipeg David Lawrence, treasurer for many years of East Nissuori and pro- Charles' Hiltger, a pioneer of thejminent in CKford county public af- Yorkton Sask district and prorom- fairs, died suddenly at his home m ent' coal dealer m that city, was Thamesiord in Ins 67th year, placed under arrest charged with se- G Crilleit, formerly-ol Nelson, ditious language Toronto University conferred the George, B C P E WiUon, form- honorary degree oi LLD upon Pre-'--1- mier Hearst of Ontario, Premier .Gou- In of Quebec, Chief Justice Hanltain of Saskatchewan, Justice Stuart of Alberta, Dean Ellis ol the School of Practical Science, and .Qaii- dier of Knox College home wiihotrf was elected the first mayor of Prince erly of Cranbrook, was elected a school trustee. S. H. Mundheim, the German man- ager of the Cement Products Co. of Canada, whose plant is located on the Island of Orleans, in the St. a lew miles below; Quebec, will he interned. Privates George Elliott and Flet- cher Elliott, two brothers who have many relatives m Peterborp county, are reported'to have both been killed in the same battle They are sons of Rev. Win.' Elliott, Cumberland, B.C., and were 'born, in Japan. While Albert Donaldson, a business man of Mount Pleasant, B. C., was pumping an automobile tire, the- tire burst, the demountable rim was blown on, striking him on the head! fracturing his skull and causing his death within a few minutes v Several Canadians mourned as dead have now .been heard from or report- ed asfprisoners in Germany, some .in hospitals. Among them arc Hebet Rogers of Peterborp, Sergt A V. Hardwick of Montreal, Lieut H. E, Lloyd OVM of Port Arthur, and Mtj oI4St. Thotnu.. i' enthusiastic interest in i 000. 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