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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDOE DAILY HERALD TUESI3AY. MAY 28. HM8 , CD; OAIUV AND WtBKUY Vr*prl�ter� �n4 Puklichar* fNI LKTHBRIDQE HERALD PRINT-, INO COMPANY, LIMITED MS �th Stract South, Lathbrldga W. A. Buchar.an l>reitd�iit and Managins Director lekn Tonance   Butlnati Managar TSLP.PHONIS ��faeH onice .............. 1>S> MltorM Oltica .............. IM* .10 ubterlptlon Rataat B*fly> flallTered, per vreek ... Dfttlf, deUrered. per rear .....15.00 iMlr, by mall, per year ......$4.00 W��1tJr. by man per year .....%IM WMkty, by mall, per year to U.B..�1.0� Batei ot expiry of �ubacrlpUoD* a?-ffMr dally on address label Accapt-�� ot papera Lttc. explratitn date U ur authority to continue the tub-icrlptloo, THE PROGRESS OF THE war. -Vltacks or great strength hnvc been developed by the Germans along tho Aisno front in (he new drive they have developed liy this sector. They are being opposed by British and French troops. Uist night the British left flanli was forced back eome-what and a crossing ot the Aisne effected by t!ie Germans. The fighting Is oC the severest nature, and the Krench and British are putting up a most valiant defence. Tho Germans have large forces concentrated at this point. Yesterday the l-Vendi repulsed attacks made iu force. Hiiil inflicted heavy losses on tlic Germans. The Americans, whose line.s were penetrated by a Gorman raid, repulsed tlic raiders in a i'ounlcr alliiclv and entered tb� fir.si enemy trendies. many of tho tragic falls of airmen, I particularly at aviation camps In the United States, have appeared as mysteries to tho seneral public. Whether they have been as puzzling to the doctors and other experts ot the flying service wo cannot say, but tho obser-vatloua of a British surgeon, A.E. Pantor, who writes lu the Journal of the Royal Naval MedicnJ Servlcp, Indicate that the peculiar tragedies are not confined to America. The obvious suggestion, generally accepted In America, that loss of consciousness by tho pilot is the Immediate cause of many falls. Is also accepted by Dr. Panter. In some coses, after coBselousness departs, the aviator makes a 8ubcon8Clous"^ffort to TF -^PICKED UP IN'* PASSING TtiS SUSY MAM Uoyal Society ot Canada opened at Ottawa, 65 fellows of the society registering. Recruiting revival continues throughout the Australian Commonwealth. Crops In New South Wales arc in excoUont shipe owing to recent rains, which (lid much general good. Five student probationers were de-land, not always without success, m ' ciared successful In their theological ' , , , , ! exnminntlbns nt the annual London other cases the flying man regained ^y^^^^^^^ Methodist meeting, his senses, recovered the control ot TWO THOUSAND IS A STEEP PRICE. The proposal that the controversy between Mayor Hardie and former Chief Skelton shall be settled by payment ot $2,000 to Capt. Skelton in lieu ot his relinquishing his claim for reinstatement is one that will receive scant favor with the ratepayers. Chief Skelton had every moral right to his old position and the Great War Veterans supported him in bis claim. Mayor Hardie set himself to maintain a status quo in the amalgamated police-fire department, and he re-tuged to consider Capt. Skelton's reinstatement. ' We venture to state that 90 per cent, ot the ratepayers were In favor of doing the fair thing by the former chief, but Mayor Hardie reached a point where he threatened to resign rather than reinstate Skelton. Considering all the circumstances of the case there can be only one conclusion-that the $2,000 offer to Capt. Skelton is the price the ratepayers of this city win pay to retain Mayor Hardie in his job at the city ball by getting rid ot Capt. Skelton. The price is steep considering the fact that Skelton wae ready to go back to his. old job which had been promised hlnwwhen he enlisted, at a moment's notice. his machine and landed safely, but was found to be 111. Lack of oxygen, the cause lO which ail sudden prostrations of airmen wore once attributed, is no longer found guilty of itself alone. Among flyers whose patrol duty .took them as high as 17,000 feet. Surgeon Panter found few symptoms attributable to lack of oxygen, and he believes that tho body finds factors which compensate, usually, for the decrease in atmospheric pressure. The quality of tho breathed air deteriorates, but tho quantity t.iken in is larger. What Dr. Pautor make.? most ot- and our own aviation siirgeons are probably observing the same thing-Is the fact that in u^ost cases flyere who wero overcome on high, and lived to tell of it, admitted that they had been feeling out ot sorts before they went up. The slightest disability becomes, in the clouds, a distressing ailment. A comnvon cold will turn into suffocation, perhaps with nose bleed. An in-digeetion scarcely noticed on earth becomes seasickness, two or three miles up. it may be that the lamentably large number of deaths in our aviation camps ivlll bo reduced by a closer watching ot the general health ot the flying men. All enthusiasts, they may be too keen to fly when only a minor malady afflicts them. Yet it is evident from the observations of the British surgeon that a trivial illness, transported aloft, is likely to become overwhelming. Two thousand or quit". "The peepul be damned." The mayor made the mistake ot not feeling the pulse ot the people. There was no mandate from the ratepayers to spend that two thousand. Von Ilindenburg has started his third and last drive It .Monday's dispatches indicate anything. He's due to fall. - - We suppose Capt. Skelton consider, ed himself between the devil and the deep blue sea, and two thousand In the band looked like easy mo'ney. No one blames him much for that, but he would have made no mistake In leaving his case in the people's hands. Prohibition ot tho use of fu^l oil tor private yachts for tiie duration ot the war is under consideration by -the United States Fuel Admliilstration. The Provincial Government will need tho help ot 2,000 boys, to pull tho flas crop of w'estern Ontario, and a campaign is being planned to secure this labor. Before tho Appeal Tribunals, Toronto, one hundred and fifty-nine applications for e.xemption were refused and onlv ton extensions were granted. Dr. Wallace Seccoinbe, director ot dental work in the public, and separate schools has resigned to become superintendent of the Royal'College ot Dental Surgeons. . - Fainting while in 'tlie act of drawing water, Rosa Kockjau, �niife of John Kockjan, an Austrian, fell into a well in the rear ot thelt" premises in Cedar district and perished. Dr. Victor Talmadge ot the Geological Survey, Ottawa, is in Van couver en route to island points where he will investigate reported ot-qurrences ot ore bearing mercury. With a game bag slung over his shoulder and two muskrats in the bag, the body of an unknoyn hunter was taken from the river at Buuuhervillo, Quebec. Stewart I''ry, 10, was sentenced at Belleville to three months for raising a cheque from $35 to $85 while em. ployed at tho British Chemical Works, Trenton. Rupert Hilborne, age 17, was drowned at Warroad last week. He was fishing with Mr. Tuttles at Sandy Beach and in some way the boat cap i sized. Jlontreal's  new ciylc admfnistra' live commission plan to raise $2,745,-flOO by an. additional, tax of 45 canta on each $100 variation ot real, estate has been blocked by the-city...ooun cil. Vacant lots and backyard garden production in Canada this summer will be two or three times in excess ot that ot last year when between $20,. 000,000 and $yo,000,000 worth ot garden truck was raised. U. S. Naval Secretary Daniels is clashing' with General Manager Schwab, of the Emergency pieet Cor poration over the former's r^usal to provide turbines for flhipe now building. The .city council/Ol Vfctorla'"^a'cided to give the 15 pef cent. Increiwe demanded by the Firemen's Federal Union, commencing June 1. 7his will probably prevent the threatened walkout. Arnold Wllcockf while employed In the O.T.R. shopfS at Stratford, had hie hand severely crushed. At Lowell, Mass., a bag said to contain $100,000 worth ot diamonds, sot and unset, was stolon. At Belleville a fire was (iotooted in tho choir loft ot St. .Michaels Church, but was extlnsuished before much damage was sustaln'eo. Fire in tho lumber yards oC .Mc-Lachl^n Brothers alArnprlor destroyed 100 piles, estimated to contain 2,000,000 feet, worth over $75,000. David- Butler, an employe ot tho GERIN PEOPLE Taylor Woollen Mills, Chathanu was badly injuro(^ ln,�n explosion. His eoit-^Itlon Is serious. - At n mooling of the Quarterly Board ot the St. Mary's Methodist Church, ,dn St. Mary's, Ont., a unnni-niouB Invitation -was tendered the pastor. Rev. Charles M. Marshall, to remHln the fourth year. i Oity 'pbstal clerks nt Ottawa have lodged It protest with tho Govern-raont against the alleged Inadequate atpqimt of the Increase provided for In the war boiius c'bntnlned In the supplementary oBtlmntes. WiHIam ,11.' Souiers, employed - by the O'nttirlo-" Hydro-Electric^'YilS'^^''^'" Coihntisilon at..;Chath(im wius';oi[e'Atro-cutod it the Kent, Station "'on' - the Cemetery road . when 26,000 Jlvolts passed tliroitgh his body. At Bent River, A. J. Clomont, a prominent Muskoka summer hotel man, was fatally shot whild he was in bed. His aon-ln-law was In tho kitchen examining an automntio rifle. GREAT SOCIALIST CONGRESS PLANNED London, May 27.-A great Socialist congress will take place In Vienna on May :10 In which representatives fron\ all over. Aiiatrla will take part, according to the Vienna Arbolter Zelt-ung, as quoted In an lUxchango Telegraph despatch from Coiienhogon. It is added that the Socrailst loaders are Justified In Humnionlng such conferences only In cases of urgent necessity. when it dischnrBod, the bullet going through the celling and the mat-trees, and Into the back of tho victim. A gold cup valued at $5,000 and bonrinK tho llkonesa ot lOmporor William, by whom was presented at Kiel in 1905, to Wilson Marshall, a U.S. ynclitsmnn, will bo melted down for tho Rod Cross. Tho remains ot Hoy Howe Dean wore found in bed in a tent on the farm ot J. Jones about two mil�� oast of Brandon. Dean was a loan inspector tor the Mutual Life Insurance Company and lived In'Wlnul' peg..........................� Harold .Vui'Ho, u volerinary surgeon, who came from near Mllverton la practise with Dr. Tcnnent'and Rlcli-ard Atkinson, of I^ucan, were badly hurt when their automobile ran of/ tlio edge of a culvert and oyerluruod. Throe women escaped; from cits-tody at I lie Toronto Jail. Two,- ot them are still at large wjille Hio third one was arrested at the' homo of frlonrts at Weston. After breauhiK open a lock oh tho dooi-,"one bt tlio trio stole tho matron's Ikeys' and.' released the others. ., The congress of the National Unlou of -General Wrtrkers, In iesnlon at Blackpool, En)?., yfegierday rejected by a largo majority, a resoldtlon.'declaring that the war.-waii belrnr prolonged for materlallRHc afail capltftllp-tlc objects, and that labor should Cease its support of. thSv Oovbrn-mont. . - . , , . . WAR's Waste IS TREiMENDOUS. The tremendous waste of this world war; as compared with wars ot the pasf, Is indicated by a report from Switzerland: In artillery preliminary firing before the tremendous assault on tho British front, .March 21, German batteries fired nearly three times as niany sheila In three hours as the German artillery tired in the entire Franco-Prussian war ot 1870. A Hun officer says more than 1,500,000 shells were used in the three hours. That iniians more than 8,300 a minute on the 50-mlle front or 160 a minute per m^l^. iivon that is small compared vUli another incident, when the boche fired eight shells a second at an allied� force for several hours on a aUqrl front. In all the B^anco-Prus-lan war, only 650,000 shells were flrad, and that was considered some wtr; German super-efflcJency in the pro^asaes of throwing away the pro-4uvU of capital and labor is unques-. tlqned. U is demonstrated every hour, Bd it forces the saner nations to WMt* enormously also, to save their organlutlons. Kaiser BUI was never � ptudent making a a^udy of the an-clfDt story of the prodigal son, or his Wfrped mind has banked too much on tlljl'possibilities ot the fatted calf of th^ final chapter. The earth does not 1k||4 lite nation which will be able tfr'iprovld� anythine like a (atlod calf �f|ar tiw war, llor the Hum or -for, Hwlr own "people who have been (oread to fight the prodigal to aave JilvtliSBtion. ^Yorld wars are too ex-'^nalye for the peoples. 1 Amsterdam; May 27.-"Go barefoot this sunimer .and help the fatherland," is the latest patriotic catchword to be used In Germany. "In view ot. enlarging scarcity ot leather, rich and poor alike should dispense'with boots and shoes," says an explanation of the placard in the Rhelnlsh Weatfalesche' Zeftung of Essen, The old are asked to set an example for tb.e young. "Why � not walk on your bare feet this summer?" says the paper. .� "Neither old - nor young need to be'ashamed to walk bBrefoot,,anywhere-at homo, In t O'Leary, who was arrested last 8> disappearance of his brother, ? Jeremiah A. O'Leary on tho bail!.when, arraigned before a ? United Slates CommiBsloner. > He U charged with conspiring : to obslruct Justice: � In default at the extraordinarily high ball. O'Leary, who is a lawyer, waa ilocked-up In tho ^ -Tombs, i We will be re-arralgn-  . 6d b'pfPTe � .corainl'ssioner on  June 3.  Wanted by the military authoritlea as' a draft-evader, Frank Kobinson, 'ZZ years old, living at Windsor, Ont., was arraigned in poHce court on six separate .connts ..ot-.thett, Pte. William Marj.in was stabbed In the back and pepijer thrown in hlB eyes by a woman who accosted him on Peel street in Montreal. He is now In a hospital In a aerlons condition. Stratford auto dealers have, received an answer to their protest against the new 10 per cent, war tax, advising them that It does not apply to second'hand cars. '' At the'trial'Of-Miss-Grace Lark, ot Waukesha, for murder, It trapspired thai after".shbotlng Iverselt through tho breast, she had defied her captors tor over an hour. John Bauslaugh, who is moving to Brantford, tendered his resignation as chairman of tho Woodstoclt Bo^ard of Education. James'SiteelB'-has-beien appointed to the posltlipn. Shortly after flhe iiad'cleaved ' up tho dinner dishes, Mrs. George Oliver, ot Chatham, Ont., succumbed to an. attack of )�eart failure. She was about sixty-one years ,of age and was born in Haldimand county.' An auto owned ani driven by Jun-lous Holbhous, an employe of the asylum, knocked down Mrs. P. R. Sack-rider, !74 North Avenue, and ran over her three yeSr-old son, whom She was carrying. Tho U. S. Senate took itp the naval bill as passed by the )iot|se and approved an appropriation of $i06,o00,. 000 for new batteries for warships, an increase from $48,30!),000 as madi by tho house. Hov. .1. W. -Morrow, pastor ot St. John's Presbyterian Church, at Medicine Hat, closed a nilnlBtory of 20 years in Alberta, the last 22 years of which he has been pastor of St. John's Church. !' -A west^ern offieen |n,d^ the volume of banking business is greater than ever before. How the Public dan Help Transad your banking business in the morning as far as possible, arid as early as possible. Try to avoid a rush at closing time. Do not draw any more cheques than are absolutely necessary, in^ead of paying small accounts by cheque, draw the money in one ainount and pay in cash. -Change in Banking Hours June 1st. �On / and after June 1^ banldng hours will be: 9.30 to 2*30; la^rs 9.30 to 12.00. ' ; This arrangement wiU^ ^^^^ more time to complete the large amount of work which cannot be taken up until after the office is closed to the public. � Special Services Discontinued July 1 st. Certain services mu^ of necessity be discontinued, for a time at kast. On July 1st banks will discontinue receiving payments for tax bills and the bills of gas, electric and other public service corporations. The banks desire to render all essential services including many special ones arising out of the toar. In order to do this thqj make this appeal for co-operation in the manner suggested ahove il'.M i\li\Ul ;