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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERAtP WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1315 letbbrifcije Blbcrta DAILY AND WIEKLY. RATES: delivered, por year by .mil. per year 3.00 SVwkly, by mail, per year..... according to injury rocclv-oil, the lowest rate being for "a smalt degree of incapacity" and the highest for "total Incapacity." Tlio rato IB also higher for injuries sustained while in training. There are also to bo pensions for widows and orphans, the pensions running from ?22 per mouth for widow and J5 per month for each child In the case of rank and file, to J100 anil Jiu (or the. widows and orphans of brisa-dier-geuerals. The widowed mother ot a totally disabled soldier may bo granted a pension at half the above rates if the soldier is her sole support, and unmarried. If her only sou Is dead, and ho was her sole support, end unmarried, she' shall he eligible for pension as a widow without a much larger profit than The first cost of ton in primal1} kets is higher today than tlieu." sons offered for tho Increasing is the Increasing demand. The bltion of the use 'of vodka in 1 hae created an unuiual demand f in that country. In a letter to tho Western C Medical Journal, Sir William dwells on the striking success is being met with In trea of wounded men. Of twenty-nin cs in the American hospital lit 1 tou of bullot or shrapnel wouii the chest, all recovered. Sir W Osier also points out that in American Civil war tho dual from gunshot wounds was 62 per in the Crimean over SO and ov the Spanish-American, 27. But liusso-Japaueso war it' went do 3.67, and ho thinks that the mm in this may he still lower. TELEPHONES; Business Office Editorial Office W. A. Buchanan John TorranM Managing .Director Business ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR Hostilities by sea and air market! the opening of the conflict between Italy and Austria, yesterday. Italy was successful on all sides. Her troops, in a Quick thrust over the Austrian border, have occupied several Austrian towns. Small air and naval raids on the'part of the new ally were successful. The Russians claim to have definitely checked the dangerous German drive along the San River, and have in turn threatened the safety of the enemy's retreat. The British in northern France are. repulsing a new German offensive, COLONIES FAST DISAPPEARING General Botha has entered Windhoek, the capital ot German Southwest Africa. His first word to the victorious soldiers ot the Union was one urging them to protect the women and children left behind by the fleeing German colonists. "I rely on your said General Botha "to perform this responsible work well and-faithfully." There spoke the statesman. What he has 'won by thn sword for the Empire and one Union South Africa, he will hold by wise and just measures, concludes the mil-liar! observer of .The Toronto have lienrd a great deal the exploit of Michael O'Lear; former .Mounted Policeman. It f.arded as the most notable ex of individual courage that the has seen. A correspondent Uie day interviewed 6'Lenry's fath the south of Ireland and nsket if he was not surprised at his bravery. O'Leary senior, rep! I am surprised lie didn't do I often laid out twenty men i with a stick coming back fron croon Fair r.nd it is a bad ti x INTROSPECTION (CONTJUBUTBD) It take some sudden i-atuitro- at the present time which many soom ......I.' II.A M.l.tlr ia u tnv nil lllK. Will! pile or an occurrence such as the the Canadians evidently are playing a part. The Canadian casual- ties are said to have been 300. At the Dardanelles the IMirks have been repulsed in all their attacks in the OalHpoli peninsula, and the Allies continue their advance. THE SWEETER SIDE OF WAR It is pleasing at times during this bitter wtr to he able tg turn from the soro rigorous side to the sweeter, though less noted aspect. There are many pretty stories told of deeds of mercy and rescue, but one of the best is of "the half-bred sheep-dog, Lassie, who saved the life of Cowan, A.B. of the Royal Naval: Reserve, after the sinMng of the Formidable. Cowan, when brought ashore, was supposed to De dead from exposure, and every ef- fort to resuscitate him seemed to have failed, so he was left for dead. His clothing was so light that his many hoars of exposure were deemed to have been too much for him. Sudden- ly Lassie-appeared, and with a dog's unerring- Instinct 'and acute sense, she dsiected tie Cowan was not dead. Though the body was left the dog received no en- couragement from anyone, she toolc charge and lay down alongside the his face aid hands. After work, Lassie commenced to get-excited, which.attracted the at tentlon of an attendant, and it was then found -.that warmth was returning to tie body of-the began to move. -Without doubt the work of the dog had started circulation, and Cow an came hack to life.. What a contrast in simple sweetness and devotion; without any idea or hope of reward, or eren thought of reward, this with so much of the treat- ment that is beinf handed out by one human being to another, especially by those who beyoaet the wounded on the field.ot battle. .In awarding the palm for pare charity, in tkis case we have to award it to a'dog, and as It wouM appear from the story, at told, not even previously acquainted with the man whose life she saved. No wonder the celebrated Madame de Stael ex claimed: "The more I.'na of dogs the leas I of men." Yet again we have the story of A! t rodJ. Vandnbilt at the sinking of the Ltisitanla, trhen he want about with his valet, saying, "Let us save th kMttM." Not half of the goodness of the Red Grots society, the nurses and the bos pttal attendants, to say nothing of docton, etc., ttc., can ever be told are forced to confess after all Is Mid and done that It is so Immense that it Is Sard to know where to praise and where to condemn the most. will remind many of tho story that Jim Corbett tells in his vaudeville act of how Ma father received the news of his victory over John L. Sulli- van. It is a great thing being confi- dent after the event. The French peasant evidently becoming so accustomed to that it doesn't worry him. A Toron- j ht in m-nion- 'and him having a rifle and bayonet. my will, no doubt, seek to Edmonton iourlis' struggle, but the bulk ot the Cer- ans In Southwest Africa are bus-, .less men and soldiers. hey are likely to settle down spsed- and take their place among the rher elements of the amazingly di- erse population of British South Africa. The colony which through eneral Botha's entry into its capit- I, becomes a part of the South Atri- an Union, has a great area and a erv sparse population. It touches on easterly and southerly borders Rhodesia, Bechuanaland and Cape olony and the extension of the rail- ay into the interior from Swakop- _mnd will'give, western Rhodesia an utlet to the ocean on the west coast Imost 900 miles north of Cape Town. here are 'some 1L2.000 German colon- sts, who operate tie railways, carry copper and diamond mining, and aye begun tanning in tho fertile cen- ral region ot the interior. QersnEsy as been pouring money into South- west Africa for purposes he subsidy in 1.918 'being over three nd t. half million Some of t was beginning to produce results. 'he exports'for 1913 were ten million ollars, mostly diamonds, which Ber- to used with extravagance and tthan- on that characterize the new rich. Of all Germany's overseas possessions nly East Africa and small portions I1 the Cameroons remain to her. She as lost, Togoland, South- west Africa, the German Samoau Is- inda, the Bismark Archipelago, Ger- ian- New-Guinea and the Caroline nd Marshall Islands. George 'Macauley Trevelyah, a grand-nephew of Macauley, the his PENSIONS FOR VICTIMS OP WAR The war is 'entailing heavy respou slbilities for Canada, out we will bea tham gladly, since we know we ar63 to 12100. rite ot Halloas "ill vary i bring us to our senses and make us look within, or bogln to study our- selves, so that wo might obtain u vision of .ourselves as others see .us? How many of us, It asked in the lust few years, whither we considered wo were hending.or what we considered we were trying to do with our lives, could Sir trhll; ,md far ns ilonvenly aspirn-- tho tious were concerned, there were ahov: ed aside for study nt some future Oate cent when we made our pile nnd had nothing further to think about. There n is very little doubt but that for many i tho years the main idea that governed our n to lives was to tear ahead, and muke a ality j pi'io ot money, grabbing and catching every .passing straw, letting ease, culture, study or refinement also wait for (lie future period when we should have time to attend to it. The creed of the average inhabitant for some years has been to make money somehow, as quickly us possi- ble, and get out. matters not. was .uncertain, and a t matter of chance. As the world has j passed through its different eras, tliey 1 j have been termed ''the Age of "the Age of and so on. The era we have just been passing through lias been, without much doubt, "the .Vge of Money." Too many or us have been galloping over each other in our orv observer of The Toronto Globe. Fair .rcl it is a mad ho military element amons the en- 1 'fathers aud mothers, too many of us phe or uu occurrence sucii an uie 10 iniim n. iui un mo. groat war (hut is now going on, to Us great objoot Is the lessening or It is re- of the tree any method was permis- sible, the best man being he that ar- rived the quickest at the money goal. Have we, of! late, in Canada, and es- pecially in the west, been particularly clear what it was we were reaching out for, except it might be money? There has been a certain amount of civic pride in the little burg in which wo lived. only a slight warming up to officer writing home says: "I have recently seen men ploughing with shells dropping literally in the next field. I have seen womea standing at their doors and outside in their "gar- dens watching the fall of scream- ing shells in adjoining fields two hundred yards away, as if watch- ing a storm or a sunset. I have seen them, too, run out of their homes when a shell has 'burst on the it is terrible; but they seem promptly to get 'over it and go in resignedly to carry on their work. I have seen the farmers ploughing their fields ia front of pur as close as two himilred yards whiUi the guns hurl shrieking shells over their hea-ds. Horses and men alike do not seem to mind the noise." i. uufc time to con- i siaer the province, as a whole, unless [ia some particular way it contributed [to our own immediate piling up of dollars in the race. The consideration of the building for the future has been left to the very few. What we have neglected in -the lesser matters we have still more neglected as to Can- ada as a whole. Stop a minute and ponder what has really been out here our conception of its future destiny? Was it to be a nation independent, of tho Old Country? Was it to form a more solid bond with the Old Country, and with the other Dominions of the Era- statesmen seem to have 'been vary clear upon Uie subject; therefore could not instruct us. There has been a tendency to sway back and forth. OUR POINT OF VIEW RICKED UP IN FOR THE BUSY MAN the time has arrived when we must have a definite something ahead of us to work up to. Every man and woman of us needs a a home land to live, !a'nd to die for, if weight, need he. It's just this that we, as mentary western Canadians, thrown in here from everywhere, need and must have. Tbe native-born Canadian, no doubt. Tee nauve-oorn iwuuauiiiu, uu uuuut, r- to some extent feel, that he has what Or t Is said St. Thomas' new Y.M.C.A. building was formally opened. Angus McKay, ex-reeve of West Zor- orian, in an-address at Toronto, des- rlbed Senria, as the most democratic ountry in 'toe world. The United ended his life by shooting. ra, is dead. Reuben C. Martindale, proprietor oi Sandhill Hotel, in Sandwich West, States and England have to take a He said: only one kind of wealth, the -land and this is equally divided. There are no social problems, no poli- ics except' foreign politics, no land- ord no mercantile class, they are all yoeinen. .The Turks killed off Uhe aristocracy'and left behind1 them' i pure peasant democracy. It is the jnly purely democratic State I have 'et'.neen.'' Rev. Father Uorrigan, who has besn curate at St. Michael's church. Belle- rille, is removing to Broekville. Lieut.-CoI. .T. Duff Stuart, witi he in command of the B.C. training camp at Veraon. Rev. Father Canning of the Church of Onr Lady of Laurdes, Toronto, is dead. to think is a. panacea for all ills. Slid crime. How do define What is It? la it the.violation of rules laid down in.tho Criminal Code of so. why do we dis- criminate and lay. more stress uiiou one .crime than another, and nvold pro. scouting some of those for which the greatest punishment 111 our code ls provided. A public ..servant is tho custodian 9f public property, I.e., other iiaople's property, and wo read Iu our Irlmlnal Code; "Section one commits theft who. having received nny money or valuable security or other thlmj: whatsoever, on terms reiiniring him to account for ur by the same, or the pro- ceeds thereof, or. any part of such srocqeds, to any other person, though lot 'requiring him to 'deliver over in specie the identical money, valuable security or other thing received, ,'raud.ulently converts the same to his own use, or fraudulently omits to ac- count for or pay the same or any part :hereof, or to account' for or pay such proceeds or any part thereof, which le was required to account for or pay as aforesaid." Or we might ask why is Section 359 not more rigorously enforced? The lenalty for tile violation ol" either sec-1 Jon is fourteen years' imprisonment, j Arc we a democratic country? If j so why does not the law apply Just as much to a Cabinet Minister, it found guilty, as it would to bis smallest ;lerk? Why do we jail a man for stealing a loaf of bread for his hun- gry family, and let the big thief go 'ree tbeu smile, and call it Is "graft" reuKy British? By tills we mean not that cases of graft are liot rife all over the British Empire, nit is it really part of our nature as Britons? It most certainly is not: kut as a people, of later years wo have been out of focus with ourselves, and though it may appear that money and uxurv'make us superficially cultivated and more civilized than our forefath- ers, too many of our aims are vulgar and our Ideals arc coarse. .Liberty has degenerated into the wish to be left alone to do just as we please. Thus wo have become so selfish that we have not the time, and do not take jto a Canadian. It is up The Headaches that so many women suffer from often due to a congested stale of the body's filter. What is needed is Ji gentle tonic-aperient, to produce a healthy and normul action of digestive organs and rid the blood of im- purities. In such cases nothing is so good as ENO'S FRUIT SALT world's household remedy for more than forty years. inaction it Rcntle and natural, cleansing Ihe system, banishing heaunches ami nnd assisting nr.tnre Avoid worthier imitations. There Is only one FRUIT SALT-END'S. Alt your druggiil. Prepared only bv J. C. ENO, Ltd., "Fruit Salt" Worki, LONDON, En. Salt (or North America HAROLD F- RITCHIE t CO. LIMITED IB MeCAUL STREET, TORONTO (8) Beware of Substitutes the trouble to formulate national ideals for the new comer to take hold of and build himself onto. Logically sneaking the object of "prohibition" is to decrease crime. But if the sale and consumption of liquor are prohibited and wiped out, it would seem that the general aver- age of criminality will be only lightly touched in what are usually described as the lower orders. If graft in high- er places is to go unpunished, if some smiTiS pire? So lar, this has been a naru are now, and if .ire. cause, fulfilling his whole duty as a question to answer, tor not even great goillg to laugh behind our citizen In one act, we cannot but coni- we only nresent ideals of national life that he "cannot but despise. Hence he remains a resident of Canada, but sees nothing upon which to build his allegiance, or little that induces htm those who are here ahead to clean the bouse for the occupation of the new comer arid the emigrant. A stricter use of the provisions of our own Crim- inal Code would work a marvellous change in us as a iieople, and would so raise the value of citizenship in Canada that it would be hardly re- cognizable iu a few years. AVhen we take a passing glance at the self-sacrifice of each and every soldier who goes to the front in our cause, fulfilling his whole duty as and J ow operfy aval is lha cur- le more dangerous ral reform to be suc- a great part' of its 'to restoring ele- The question is .often asked, iu re- ,tu :i nufncn- gard to prohibition, L; others are searching for.' It is not for the new-comer .to be too critical, but in the old Biblical is not meet your brother asks for bread to give him a atone. And this Is what many are thinking they have re- ceived, in too many.cases; those that intend to drift away are not troubled In the same way. The inhabitants ot other lands, und Ttie inuaDiiams ut h( ]n where untrmn is newcomer from other regions, who has aid the temng of a -jje js not come here to make his home, has only frownea upon] "prohibition" this continent, that it is prohibition that is not enforced, and therefore is valueless. Prohibition can be enforc- ed and any law can be enforced if it is the will of the people and they back it up We also can be sure that we cannot enfrtce prohibition, or any strict law, properly, until we return to the ideals and beliefs of our fath- ers and mothers, and cultivate com- mon honesty, such as it used to be taught. In a country where untruth is pare tho life of the citizen who slays at home, and finds that he cannot make one little effort to help clean up the country at home, ready for the re- turn ol the soldiers, and those that are to follow For, as a result of tho gallant ef- forts of our soldiers in bur behalf, the eyes of the world will he upon .us, we shall henceforth be much more in the limelight; be more studied, criticised and taken notice of. If, when asked what is our most predominating dis- tinction, we can only reply "dishon- esty in "public and private life." we can but retire to the shelter of our backwoods and say nothing. Some of our real estate booms, our oil and bogus trust companies, etc.; re- quire considerable disinfecting. too often been brought up within a country where patriotism was ram- pant, and even if as'noor as the pro- verbial church mouse, he was a pat- riot with an intense love of country. What have we given these people in exchange for what they have left? Practically very little. Many newcom- ers will acknowledge that they have profited commercially, and that they Hiadley Bcattie, onlv son of the I lfve (n a g0od country, but what have late Siajbr Thomas Beattie, M.P., offered them as'meat tor their London, Ont., cut off with 5100.00 practically too little. What is year, rets now and !it we A national spirit? have we had to offer strangers vear, gfits new anu An authority is responsible for the: "On the" death of an aunt, as the re- prediction that the price of tea, which suit o! a settlement. now, is bound to so high. Iler. Dr. Clifford is to resign short- s very y men now, is oouna to su ;_u vi.' j .A 'ly from the active pastorate ot the There has -been a steady ad-: Westbmlrae Park chapol, Lon- in teas for the last five or six England, and the acceptance of this man say, "but since tha Irst of the year, the advances Save been enorflnoyi. until the market to- higher than it has ever been In my connection of forty-years with loo Ollen irunucu uyui'j will he a joke ere long. If "prohibi- tion" is to have its real effect; and if kindred revolutions are to take place, we shall need a thorough house-clean- ing all round, and probably the first thing we had better start in upon is our politics, which are already per- verting our justice, and will by degrees drag us down to a lower level still. H is for us as Canadians to 'clean our own house ready for the inhabitants that are us and may come to us soon in added thousands; then c It has recently been said of the new France'.that was happen- ing- to the French" 'and that thing" fnvolvedi'a re-awakening of .in- terest in the -moral aspect of things, and that as a 'result of this France has made suchI's.Splendid showing" "IB war. _ We expect to emerge victorious from the present struggle, and proceed on ward to a higher destiny. ou citizen soldiers have been doing their duty as soldiers and citizens, let us ask ourselves what it is we are doing and can do as citizens of the Empire to which we. ao.miich more long than a year ago. We took tiie pju'hgC 'forth' to war to protect-our freedom and our institn tions, therefore let. us have real free dom and build opr institutions so that in on. any future LO US auuil IU n _i these people will have something to they may be such ag we _are not vvnat nave n-u uau w 'see in us am) and this will ashamed to uphold and to tight tor. as a national spirit? The only real t nucleus of a national life EveiT, 'day. the; war and its effects are intense feeling we seem to have of-j stranger and sdjourner with coming nearer to us, especially as we -___j :_: orlhorBncft rft OtlC t....... _ __________i (-Yio. nnman nf mnnv I.llOSe fered is a slavish adherence to one, of the two politicarparties, many ofj of_ ]ean upon alld _ of the two political parties, ot pgrt of. We c.n- _._, _.._ whose aims and objects are Greek to i Majne foreigner, comea the lull responsibility of the ministry the stranger, and largely built up on us seeking a country, ready to is now nnder consideration by Rev. local issues, the outcome of local lac- best o[ rt Samuel W. Hughes of Christ Church Baptist Church, Birmingham. Mrs. Delamere, Stratford, wife ot Captain T. G. Delamere. commanding iu utj yi j -----i uapiam L. jjeianmre. the trade. To he forty yeara, No. 1 Company, 1st IBattalion in _j to the consumer at a much klrter' price, the average being dollar'a pound, .but that was be-1 the -whol France, has received a letter from her brother, Lieut. J. B. Morrison, Winni- peg, in which the writer declares he actually saw a Canadian'soldier who aler and the retailer had been crucified by Germans. OP CANADA A Valuable Feature of a Joint Account opened with the Union Bank of Canada in tha names of two persons, Is that If one dies the family funds are not tied up just when they are likely most needed. Tha survivor can withdraw the money without delay Of formality. Think It open a Joint Account. G. ft., TINNING, H. E. SA'NOs', Aetlna LETHBRIDQE BRANCH ORAS8Y LAKE BRANCH ,cnu uio .u........ of many of those among the dead and wounded with whom we so recently worked at the same desk or roamed around the loauco, _r De8t 0[ ms D00y ana auui, prairie, absolutely oblivious of what ions and jealousies. of parts down. ,e llave no for his soui; and if was so soon coming. It is thus we east, which our newcomer knows ncth- ,..._.. ng of and is not interested-IB... It has "Party uber alles." It would appear that strong ures are being taken with us, nolens Tdlena, by means of .the war; and we are being brought sharply, to our senses.' The first of the wrecks las been the Manitoba government, which has passed out history to bo sized up by future generations at its oropcr value. The amour, propre of tiie professional politician has been rudely by. recent revela- tions in other quarters; andtthe. pud- ding nation openly revolted at the dragging in of a general election at the behest of a few that expected to benefit personally by stealing a march on tho unprepared and unorganized many. When we, see the end ;of thla we be content to take a good look at ourselves and make national plans for the future? As we stood together to of creed or nationality, we must later evolve some definite national idea'is that will rise higher .than mere party nblitlcs: and we must, as a nation, look ifter our national welfare to. the ex- tent that the word "graft" 'shall be put out ot'our language, and.'that the proper definition of a as laid down in our own Criminal Cede, shall be brought forth and applied. .We bare one sreai subj.dt'Sersre velcome the new national spirit, tha visli to better ourselves, the endeav- to make ourselves more worthy of lie great future that lies before us. ind more worthy of those who have sacrificed their lives for us. Politics, as carried on by too many n Canada at the present day, has dis- tlayed our weakness. Slavish adher- ence to party divides our forces, for vc find that unless a willing patriot )olongs to the party in power, his services to Canada as a nation may ie declined, or if he ?s a man of con- spicuous ability, that would fit well nlo a prominent position and do em- nent service to the nation, lie may mve to take' a back seat ami serve n the ranks or not at all. Thus we lalve our strength and go into battle with' only half our armour on. Poli- tics of this description can only bo described ag a disease, and therefore weakness in the nation that requires radical cure. We have been recently told by a dis- tinguished educational professor that many, of the votes of the foreigners in qur midst, can be bought for a five-dol- iar bill, and that-is the price at which the foreigner sets his vote, but that, he does not assimilate with us.and still retains his previous nationality, look- ing'upon his sojourn here as tem- porary. As to tbis we may differ, for is it not we who set the price upon a Can- adian vote by offering the five dollars per vote? If this is the offer we make to thestranger-and the alien, the price is ours, and shows what we tbinlc of our own politics, 'and the value of Canadian, vote. If we can show foreigner who obtains 'llis naturaliza- tion papers, that, the .value of his is priceless and is not a subject for barter and exchange, tien would he appraise Canada and his vote accord- ingly. liiB .patriotism would follow M an adherence (o something worth, hav. ing, and upon which he could lean and depend anil teach his children to jive up course of.time, if necessary, fight for. True loyalty to the country we nve in 'can' scarcely be sai'd to consist in waving the Union Jack out of the front door, with 'our right hand, whilst we..are 'passing five-dollar -bills .out. of'the back door with our left hand to secure votes, for. the 'party with which we arq affiliated. The Union .lack is not tic flag .of a party, It is the flag of a any man thai buys and sells votes should get a flag of his own to wave, or else use a dish rag. Our national flag .belongs u each and us, and is emblematical' of all that is best in all of us, and is not for use or abuse havo some dirty transaction to carry out. J. C. O. Dr. Prices CREAM. BAKING POWDER Sixty years the standard Dr. Price's is Jree from alum or any doubtful or unwholesome ingredient. It is made from Cream of Tartar, derived from grapes, pure and healthful beyond any question. Do you feel satisfied that the baking powder you are using is absolutely safe and certain? Have you read the label to see if it contains alum? ;