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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LKTHBRIOGE DAILY HEIULD TUESDAY. MAY 30. Letbbrfbge Hlbcrta 1 DAILY AND WEEKLY Subicrlptlon per wok r, delivered, [Dolly, by msli, per Weekly..by mall, per year .......SI-DO TELEPHONES Business Oiiice usness Editorial Oftlce W. A. Buchanan John Torrano MSnaslns Director Business Your King and Country nood you right nowl ROUND THE CIRCLE pF THE WAR The aossfng of tiie Bulgarian >troops iuto Greece find the landing oE [the rehabilintea Serbian army at pSaloniki is believed to IK the signal I for the commencement of the much fcipected offensive in the near east Tue Bulgars are meeting with no op- position from the Greeks, who are rjetiriug from their border forts. Just Jwhat this signifies it Is difficult to ffcay. There Is little change on the front Stt Verdun; Artillery bombardments phave .been in progress, The French J'iave repulsed several German at- "tachs. An attempt by the Germans to start ran offensive in northern Russia was lost irook. when they spoke bofore tho Both guests gavp an Interesting pro- Hentatlon of different phases of tho grain growers' movement In the west, and analyzed at considerable lenjth such [motions as tho tariff, transpor- ution, the banking syuteui and 'land' UisiUitm. question which the govern- meut of this country will be obliged to faco anil deal-with ffiore than any other during the years following the conclusion of the war will be tho tariff." predicted -Mr. Crersr. Tho si.ind which the grain growers of Western Canada took in 1910, when they invaded Ottawa with their mon- jter delegation., was still the position Held by Mr. Cremr contended. In their refusal to give the west the advantages of free wheat the govern- ment of Canada had not only handi- capped western producers, but had in- jured the best interests of the Do- minion. Mr. Chipman dealt especially with tho unfairness to the former of the Canadian banking system, which in the past had imposed on him rates of interest as high as 12 per cent. The spirit of co-operation amongst the western farmers had enabled them to overcome many local difficulties which could be adjusted by provincial legls- atlon. There still remained the difficulties which could only be remedied by fed- eral legislation and which, therefore, could only be tackled by the organized western fanners at long range. "We have not been able to do much with them as yet." ho said, "but we expect that our voice will be heard with effect in the near future." _ The east needs better acquaintance with, western opinion and the moot valuable opinion to be had is that of tie western farmer, who is the back- bone of the west The east needs the west, too. Without the west the east would not be as prosperous indus- trially as it has been. It needs a prosperous, contented west, too. It rests with the east to remove many of the grievances of the western farmer. To remove these grievances the east must make some sacrifices. It must get away from the idea' that our tariff should be modelled wholly upon pro- Itection for the manufacturers. The >Westera 'armer t0 "glve and HiU was an empire hut up to the present he has checked. The Austrians have cap- j-tured several Italian positions. la East Africa the allies are making j.-feplendid progress, having now. with the aid oE Portuguese troops, almost completely surrounded the German !forces. It is reported that no trade agree- inent -will be made by Rumania -with Turkey and Bulgaria, -which is con- i sidered a diplomatic victory for the MADE IN CANADA Used for making hard and soft soap, for softening water, for clean ng, disinfecting and for over 500 other purposes. SUBSTITUTES. COHRW UMira) without any return, at the expense of the country. It should be seen however that they are well watched. In On- tario the aliens concentrated on the Hue of the transcontinental railway west of Cochrane have cleared ninny thousand acres of land, making it ready for the settler. That was use- ful work aiid'tho aliens were better for It, too. So serious is the shortage of news print that the Winnipeg Free Press is cutting out a lot of feature stuff from its pages BO as to reduce the con- sumption of paper. The reading pub- lic wants the news in digested form and a reduction in the size of news- papers can easily be brought about, without any great inconvenience. Hon. Frank Oliver made a very true state- ment a few years ago when ho said that the people wanted "less pulp and more brains" in their newspapers. Condensed news is more acceptable to newspaper readers than-long articles which the busy man hasn't time to peruse. builder. Probably no oqe Individual had as much to do with, the develop- ment ot the middle vest of the "United States as this son of Canada who, bom on an Ontario farm, went to Minnesota In the slides, and rapidly became a factor in the railroad and been giving almost entirely and re- ceiving practically nothing in retnm. Much missionary work is.needed to be done in the cities and towns of Eastern Canada. Men like Messrs. CrerEr and Chipman should get the fanner's position before au- diences throughout the east, "What __ diences tiirouguout me eass, WIUH. commercial life 01 the new west. HOI band informa. really the uncrowned king of ..the R gets it'there will be in senti- ment that will be-helpful to the solu- tion of western problems. Western States, claim to aa much credit'as he. for the settlement of the states of Minne- sota, the Dakotas, Montana and Wash- tagtou.- From the beginnins he had merely a preliminary eusts were eating up all the vegeta- tion in the Red River valley. It was he was most energetic in acquir- ing the St. Paul and Pacific railway, down, heavily bonded road. Donald Smith, later Lord Strathcona, was partner with him in acquiring this which afterwards developed into the Great Northern, one of the chief roads of the American west. With the acquisition of that line, Hill started -i on his wonderful career, and through enterprise and energy the settlers i inarched further westward because they had .been touched with the faith of Hill. He was the friend of agricul- ture. He started experimental farms, Hie engaged able scientists-, he eiperi- mented with the soil and with grains, and he is largely responsible for the discovery of the agricultural res our- ces of the northwestern states. was a member'of the: original C. P. R. syndicate along .with Donald Smith, George Stephen, TL B. Angus r and others. He had faith in the Ca- r.adian west just as he had in the American west. The success of agri- culture in the western states had much to do with stimulating Araeri- can emigration to the Canadian west. Only an imaginary line existed be- 't ween the twn rnnnfries. The prairie was the same, the soil -the same, and the climate tne same, and the results i of the development.Iiave also been, the same. Hill was ?a far seeing man. It was his foresight and faith that made him rich In this world's goods, but more than that it was these characteristics which enabled him to be the great factor that he was in the discovery and- development of the great resour- ces of the western States and western Canada. A true estimate of the life of J. J. Hill would rank him u'one of the greatest products of Canada, .all means one of the greatest and ablest citizens of the American continent. ENLIGHTENING ,THE EAST The -western farmer Js not content to argue; his claims'before the Grain Growers and United Farmers He is going Into.the home of the enemy. That Is the proper policy The enemy iheeds enlightenment and Messrs. Gre- Irar and Chipman, of the Manitoba forafn Growers had the opportunity to jfclear the vision of a Toronto audience: This moisture would be more fitting for a Baptist convention than a Me- thodist conference. But then water la acceptable to all faiths in this coun- try. Calgary objects to outside regi- ments recruiting in that city, yet Cal- gary regiments have never to recruit in Lethbridge, Macleod and Medicine Hat. Be consistent, Calgary, or be still. Thoa. Kelly, the wealthy Winnipeg contractor, can't get bail. That's right The rich must be treated the same as the poor. If he did get bail and skipped across the line again, wouldn't the "Manitoba government get a great roasting. Since so large a number of Berlin Ont people displayed their fondness for the name of the city to vote for Its retention, the Hamilton Spectator thinks It -would he wise in choosing the new name, not to make too dras- tic a change. The Spectator suggests "Berwin." It would require a change of only one letter, and the second syl- lable1 would make it decidedly Eng- lish, bringing, it into analogy with such names as (Earl) Godwin, Good- win Golfiwin etc. It la better to utilize the .aliens throughout the country at productive labor than to feed and clothe them, At a banquet at The Pas, Dr. Elliott, a citizen of that town, made the ment that if the Hudson Bay railway never carried a single bushel of ex- port grain or any other export com- modity it would amply repay building by the traffic created along its route. Speaking of the resources ot the north Dr. Elliott mentioned that in Norway, Sweden and Finland grain was grown at a latitude twelve degrees north of Port Nelson. Manitoba was now a maritime province and the future would find sea fish a Manitoba indus- try. There were vast bodies of cop- per sulphide ore in the new territory. In two properties alone there were definitely outlined bodies of this ore' worth.ah Dr. Elliott should not be put down as a visionary. J. J. Hill bought a railroad from peo- ple who had no faith in Minnesota and the Dakotas. He was called a fool then, but he lived to be rated as a great empire builder. He saw all his hopes realized. Dr. Elliott, we, hope, will live to see his visions come I true. BICKEDUPIN .SSINGCZZ! "Why do the allies refrain from undertaking a great This is a question often-asked, (i. H. Per- ris, a war correspondent of note in this war, gives an answer. He says: "The German command undertook the hattle of Verdun because it could not contemplate a larger operation, and it is now so deeply involved that it cannot draw out The.allies, on the other hand, are so bent upon a vastly larger operation, which they hope will be decisive, that. they prefer to risk local and .momentary losses rather than postpone the day when they will he fully ready to deliver in common their knockout blow. It would, there- fore, be unfair td General Jott're and he General's officers and men direct- ly concerned to regard the struggle north of Verdun as a talr trial of strength. Vast as are its proportions and the sacrifices Involved, it is over- shadowed by a coming .event incom- porably greater. Enemy strategy, whether on the Meuse or the Adige, is to destroy this menace.. It is at once the weakness and strength ot the allies that while putting 'forth at these points just a sufficient defensive effort they must never compromise the supremely important work of pre- paration." It is to be surmised that Mr. Ferris what he is talking about. If so we can be patient and await with 'confldenca-the great move which is contemplated. FOR 'THE BUSY MAN bis ship building firms rnuy locate in Halifax. John Foster, a piuiK-oc ot Al- bertu, is dcnd. Another forestry battalion Is to bo raised in Canada. lion. J. R. Boyle, snys needs 300 qualified school toasters. Sir Robt. Bordon expects to leave for Great Britain in a few days. Dr. Timothy Dwight, former presi- dent of Yale university, is dead. Lieut. Buy-lie, of the DSrsl Batt. Pet- erboro, a tonner bank clerk, was, drowned in the Otoimbeo river. Allan Soper. unc of Uirockville's .prominent young business men, is dead. Miss May Valentine, of Waterloo, was the "Hay Queen" at the O. L. C., exercises at AVhitby. The prolonged grain congestion on the Goose Lake branch of the C.N.R., has .been relieved. Toronto school children celebrated Empire Day by giving comforts for, soldiers valued at The residents on Berlin street in Guelph are anxious to change the name of it. Rev. Dr. W. Smith, of Fredricton, N. B., will become pastor of St. John's Presbyterian church, Vancouver. A hailstorm last week did con- siderable damage to windows in Mont- real and gnashed about a thousand electric light bulbs in Dominion Park. Rev. Mr. Hollingsworth was present- ed with a purse of 5100 by the peo- ple of St. Paul's 'Methodist church Calgary, prior to his departure for Lacombe. Mrs. Alary A. Powell died at tile home of her son-in-law, Hon. F. T. Frost, Smith Falls, at the age of 38 years. The steamship D. A. Thomas, cost, ing has 'been launched for service on. the Peace River. It is claimed to he the largest river steamer in Canada. Coi. Alex Searlett, a prominent cit- izen of Minpt, N. D., is dead. Col Searlett was.born in Aberdeen, Scot- .land, and ivhen a young man served as a member of the Mounted Police in Western Canada, A provisional agreement for the amalgamation -pf the Cunard and the the ConimbniyeaUh and Dominion SteamshipiLines is officially announc- ed. This extends the Cunard influ- ence to Australia and New Zealand. .-Ii'.--.- .-Aii order Strawberry pick- ers was received by the Portland pub- lic employment bureau from Hood River.- This is said to be the largest single order for laborers ever placed in Oregon. The federal government employment lyjreau will with the city bureau in supplying the berry pickers. The military authorities, through General Cruickshank, G. O. C., Military District. No. 13, have authorized the immediate formation of the Calgary Battalion with J. S. Dennis, assistant to the president of the C. P. R.. and chief of the Depart- ment of Natural Resources, as iieut- entant-colonel. MH TELLS OF Writes Interesting Letter In .Which He Praisas Work of The Hcd Cross EXTRA TAX IN BRITAIN ON AMERICAN BONDS London, May In the, house of commons today .Reginald. McKenna, chancellor of the" exchequer, moved the resolution he gave notice of last week, the purptftp of which Is to com- pel the sale to "the government under the mobilization plan of'American se- curities hitherto held by their own- ers. Mr. McKenna's measure impos- es an additional'Income'tax of two shillings in the pound on American securities exempting .those which arc deposited with the treasury. A large shipyard Is 'being construct- ed near New Glasgow, NS, That Miss Grace Gittord, the young Irish lady who'married Joseph Piunk- ett, the Dublin rebel leader on the eve of his execution, is a sister of C. P. '.'Gifford, tie Calgary barrister; now on active service with the forces, has been learned from copies-of old coun- try newspapers. Lieut. Gifford prac- ticed as a barrister with the firm-of Loughheed and Bennett and later for himself. The old tower of the parliament building at Ottawa, which was gutted in the fire which destroyed most of that structure is.now -being removed. Although the exterior masonry was left iptact, it: was found that the In- terior walls were not in such shape that they could be supported by the steel girders with which it is designed to reinforce the structure. The stones will be numbered, will te kept same level as that from which they were removed by means of a huge wooden platform built about the tower, and will be afterwards restored to their old places. Why They're Sold Tabor, -May editor ot the Times received the following interest- ing letter from Gunner Thomas Clreen, of the 20th Battery, who was recently wounded somewhere in j France. i Well, here I am 'buck again In good old "Blighty" as tlio soldiers stiy. a little battered but still in tho ring, waiting for the next round. 1 know I the envy of all my comrades. This fighting in a foreign land takes a lot of grit and perserverance and they'll be glad to see it finished, at the same j time everyone of them is determined j to, see it through. i The Germans can-quit fighting any they like as far as I am ton- ceraed but I am ready to have an- other crack at. them as soon as my wounds heal up. I was wounded at the battery position near St Elot about a.m., April 21st. The Canadians j have suffered very severe losses at i these craters which are nothing but j slaughter houses. There was pm longed and fierce righting over these craters.' It is a far more difficult task holding them then taking them in the first place and while naturally all the credit is given to the British for taking them far more credit Is due the Canadians for accomplish- ing the most difficult task of holding them as you doubtless saw from the casualty reports. D. Company of the 31st, (Letlibridge and vicinity) went in 90 strong in their crater and. .cams out with 30 and most of the other battalions have the same story. A man i can get an awful lot of hell crowded into a short time there and the wonder is that flesh and blood Is able to stand it. The Germans have concentrated their artillery for several miles on either side and at times literally rain shells into the craters and vicinity which presents an awful spectacle of ruin. There was scarcely a dugout or semblance of trench lofL. The roain consolation is j the fact that we gave the Germans I even worse than they gave us, so they j must have had particular hell. I was in headquarters on duty at the phone while fighting for these craters was in progress and I don't want to sea worse, just in hearing the report gave a man the pip and my nerves were severely tried.; However I guess wo have convinced Fritz that it is useless him trying to do anything, as their effort failB. They have a saytng among the Germans '.'Prom Ypres no man returns." I was damaged by a 5.9 high explosive shell" coming through the roof of the dugout where I was on duty at the telephone. There were 3 other men with me but their fate I have not learned yet. One-of them got out just ahead of me and I told the gunners to go and dig the other two out I got a splint- er in my left eyelid which lodged un- der the bone, another splinter went through my right eye trow, grazing -the bone, the timbers of the roof cracked me on the skull in several places and I had-a few bruises about the body, and a shrapnel wound on the back of my left hand and Ing scars down my left cheek mark die passing of two more so-I came off 1 very lucky. I ivas sent to a base hos-. I pital in France and B days after found me back again in England, and mighty thankful to be alive. The funny thing of it. was that I always expected to get hit on my journeys to and from the trenches in daylight but instead got hit at the battery where 1 felt safe, A German aero- plane flew over our position which formerly 'belonged to a Belgium bat- tery and was in a deplorable condi- tion and we were biisy rebuilding it. The plane came down to within 150 feet and we fired at it with rifles but he undoubtedly discovered us. We had been shelled every day from the time we had been there half an hour, but. as the shells came no nearer than 20 yards we did not pay any attention to them. The day before I was hit Sergt.-Major Perry was killed and Mr. Burnett, Sergt. Roberts and 4 men Wounded. These were our first cas ualties. Well J must say a few words of appreciation of the Red Cross their efforts are .untiring, and they accomplish a great work. I shall never forget to me The authorities certainly deserve great credit for the care of the wounded and the Red Cross trains are a marvel cleanliness and com- fort as that is the Jiard trial of the wounded, traveling. I am in a hospi- tal just on the edge of Epping for- est and it is certainly lovely here, and I am. enjoying my stay hero very much.1 The people are very .kind and ure'doing all in, their power to make us comfortable. It was rather em- barrassing to mo when 1 was driven through London and other towns in England to get hearty cheers as we passed groups. As my Injuries are near the eyes I have a bandage round my head, I sure look like a. wounded soldier. Sincerely, yours Gr. T. W. Grfon 1811 HI Made from pure, cream of tartar Makes home baking easy. Nothing can equal it for making, quickly and perfectly, delicate hot biscuit, hot- breads, muffins, cake and pastry. Protects the food from alum, The difference in healthfulness of biscuits or cake made with Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder as compared with cheap alum powders should warrant its use in every home. Made in Canada May igth, "In tin autumn of 1911, I suffered with a continual pain in the back. As a druggist, I tried various remedies without anyapparent Having sold GIN PILLS for a her of years, 1 thought there most be good in them, otherwise the sales would' not crease so fast. Tgave them a fair trial and the results I find to lie good." GEO'.'K. ROGERS, A boi or 6 boxes for at all drug stores. Kree sample sant if you write thp 99 National Drug Chemical Co, Toronto, After today the Lethbridge police commission goes out of commission temporarily. To all intents and pur- poses it has been out of commission ever since Rev. Canon McMilleu re- signed as no one lias been appointed to his and the amalgamation of the police anil fire made the commission impracticable. The final blow was given 'this moni- .ing when the bylaw appointing the commission was repealed by the city council ami the powers now revert to the mayor as commissioner of public safety. ;The reason given for the step is that under the city charter the city has no right to appoint a commission public safety to deal with the fire and police matters combined, so it was thought best to repeal the bylaw and do with the police com- mission until i the charter can be amended. There are a number of matters pending which have been in the hands and. In order Up 'deiil with these, it was necessary that? something be done which would give someone power to act on them..The mayor now has that power, OTS1E1ST Work on taking the western census will start oiiiThursday, June 1, when enumerators will gather all the statis; tics which-are. usually secured at the regular census. Commission- er Barnes wks In the city last Thurs- day to arrange for the woik in Ihis district but owing to the bad wcuther few of the Enumerators were able to come in to meet him. Among the men who will take the census in Lotli bridge are' Messrs. Fairburn, J. II, Fleetwood and Hardy. Daylight saving is given another life. If It makes use of this one the scheme will live in Lethbridge; it" iioi. it will die from lack of nourishment. The question came up at the city council meetijig yesterday through a letter from tho Board of Trade, re- cording the vote taken at the meet- ing last Thursday and with the peti- tion of about 100 names attached. A copy of a Medicine Hat paper WUK produced showing; that the Medicine liat councn miu piiaaeu tut- aayiigtii: saving measure on the strength ot a petition .of 26S names. H! Lethbridge can present a petition as large and representative, the measure will be passed here for the following resolu- tion was moved by Commissioner Freeman and carried: "That this council express them- selves as in favor of.the daylight sav- ing movement and will bo willing to introduce a bylaw authorizing' same providing that it.is shown by a peti- tion or petitions that those most in- terested arc in favor of same. So now it is up to the daylight saving fans- to get to work and get up a monster -petition. The sooner it is signed up and presented to tho council tho sooner the bylaw will hf piissed and-the measure come into ef- fect. The first of a series of conventions throughout Ontario in the interests nt pv parcdues1! foi was held for Essex county at Windsor. SUGGEST MANY NEW NAMES FOR BERLIN Berlin, Ont., May special committee city council named to receive suggestions for the new name of. this city lias, completed' its vork, and will submit to. the com- mittee of 99 this evening for consid- eration 112 names Donaldson Line The Popular Scotch Service Sailings PROPOSED SUMMER SAILINGS. CASSANDRA-----....-----June 13 ATHENIA 2 CASbANDRA July 16 j Cabin passengers only, Rate Twin Screw Steamers, large, comfortable, and very steady at sea. Service throughout is "DON- ALDSON" STANDARD. Prepaid Tickets't'rom Scotland is- sued at lowest rates. For rates and other Information apply-to. anv Railroad, Steamship Agent, or H. E. LIDMAN, General Agent, Winnipeg, 349 Main Street, Phone M. 5312. Vancouver, 531 Granvllle Street. ALBERTA HOTEL, CALGARY, HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS Calgary, Alberta Ho- a quarter, of a century Cal- gary's best known stopping place and familiar to travelling men all over Canada, served Us last meal lent night. hotel will go out of busi- ness on May 31, one month before- the new temperance act comes into op- eration comes into operation, and work will begin at once oh the task of converting It into a business and office building .7. H. Chadwlbk.'-iv well known -vac- THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDM JND WALKER CVO IX D DCt President ._ Man-set H V r JONI S AM H.on.r.l Superintendent of Central Weilern Brandies RESERVE FUND, BANKING BY MAIL Accounts may be opened at every brimch of The Canadian Bank of Commeice to be operated by mail, and will receive tile same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business. Money may ha deposited or withdrawn in this way as tatisfactorily as by a personal visit to the Bank. Woi I Lethbridge Branch -R. T, Bryrijner, Mgt ;