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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUiR THE LETHRRIDGE DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1918 Xetbbriboe Ifoetalfc DAILY AND WIIKLY � Proprietor* and Publltfier* rHI LtTHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT-INQ COMPANY, LIMITED U tt|| Street 8outh, Lethbrldfe W. A. Buchanan Prealdent and Manscing Dtraator feej Torrance - - BtislnaM Maaacar TSLKPHONE* ualneei Offioe .......... �dltorioJ. Ottio* ..... .... ubi IMPRESSIONS CLIVEDEN ubaerlptUn Rateai Vafly, delivered, p�r weak -It Daily, delivered, par jrear .....S5.M Dally, br mal), per year ......M-0* WmUt, by mall, per year .....tl-M "ffoekly, by mail, per year to tT.8..�.M Date* of expiry of inbicrlptioRa appear daily on addraai label. Accept-ano* of paper* tJto. expiration date U ear authority to continue the lub-�crlpUc*. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. Desperate German resistance all along 'the - west front with the exception of the "Lens-Armentieres sector, whereof he enemy is withdrawing alter 'evacuating these two important cities, show that the Huns believe the decisive phase of the war on the west front has been reached. The main defenses, the Hindenburg-. line have been breached by the British and French at St. Quentin and between St. Quentin and Cambrai, and in this sector the enemy has been indulging in furious counter-attacks in the hope of restoring positions, the loss of which has made him nervous in the extreme. Cambrai has not fallen, but it is useless to the enemy. Chailerange, In the Champagne, along the Aisne river, ha* fallen to the French and Americans however, and a very real threat against German communications in the Rheims sector has thereby been established. It is evident that the Huns are expecting the next great Foch thrust somewhere between Verdun and the Swiss frontier, and the civil population of Alsace is being evacuated. A thrust along the Meuse in this vicinity would have a1 far-reaching effect for it is evident that the enemy is depending upon the Meuse >s his next line of defense should he bB driven back from the Hmdenbnrg liae. � The news from Bulgaria is that the .allied troops are taking possession as rapidly as possible, while the Bulgarian troops are laying down their anus. The Anstrians in Albania are in precipitate retreat. Indications are that the enemy will endeavor to" hold the Sine of the Danube wfiere he is busy fortifying, although there will be a very real struggle for the railway line through Sofia. This, it is reported, has already been cut, but the report i3 iriot confirmed. If it is true, Tmkey is already in a serious predicament. JThat Turkey is expecting to be cut off is shown by the fact that the evacuation of Persia is now under way. . A. certain activity is noted in naval circles, the^ report that British, Italian and American war vessels have destroyed the Austrian port of Durazzol and ill 6 warships anchored there being I evidence that ;no opportunity is being i lost. The blow practically puts an and to .Austrian sea^power and removes another base of submarine acti yity. . .. , Cliveden;is of interest to Lethbrldge people, because it is at a hospital there that Lieut; Col. F. H. Mewbttrn, M.D., formerly of this city, is serving with conspicuous svecess. Cliveden 'is the name of the .Mtor estate upon which the Duchess of Connaught Hospital is located. The estate was once the property of the Duke of Buckingham. J. J. Astor, Viscount Astor now, acquired it and gave it to William Waldorf Astor as a wedding present. No one could desire a more beautiful property. It is situated iu Surrey, overlooking the Thames and nil about a panormama of woodland with the towers of W^idsor Castle, in sight in one direction. This hospital at Cliveden originated with Mrs. Waldorf Astor, one of the well known Langhorne sisters o� Virginia. It began in the racquet court and it now covers many acres and is one of the best arranged and best equipped hospitals in England. Dr. Mewburn is greatly valued there. He holds as high-a reputation in medical i circles in England, as he enjoyed previously in Alberta.' He works as hard asevar, too, but seems to enjoy the strenuous life. A few years ago'we talked of the^ Doctor retiring, but he is the kind of a man who is destined to die in harness. . - . In the early period of the war when troops were at Salisbury Plajns, arrangements had to be made by which they, and those expected from Overseas, would be comfortably housed and thoroughly looked after, if in need of Hospital care. Numerous public buildings wfire available, but the Canadian Red Cross Society were able to secure this delightful site through the kindness and generosity of Major Waldorf Astor, M. P., and Mrs. Astor. who not only gave the original building, then a large Racquet Court, but gave over magnificent lawns, drives and golf course, in order that suitable buildings might be erected. This then is the first General Hospital for the reception of Canadian patients, and it was for a long time the only hospital for which the Canadian Red Cross became solely responsible. That their responsibility was madeH so easy to bear, was due to the wonderful generosity and kindness of the women of Canada. It really was their Baby, and its growth speaks wonders for the persistent care and attention which they have always bestowed upon it. There has probably been Ho Canadian Hospital more visited by Canadians and Imperials than > U. S. SETS PRICES - ? ? OF SHOES, RETAIL * Washington, Oct. 2.-Maximum and minimum retail prices for shoes as agreed to by the industry and ranging from ?3, to $12 for men and, women, were announced by the war industries board. Shoes are grouped in throe classes as follows: Class A, from to ?12; Class B. $6 to- $8.60; Class C, $3 to $5.50. *%^$ED UP IN* PASSING '** T*g mnsrluSi ,;. * * * * .;. * .> ? ? designing a bronze of Triumphant Vic tory, proud in the death of men who' fought the good fight oud^now rest in peace. It is hero that Clarence Sherlock is buried. There is probably no more beautiful cemetery in the world. An Italian Garden nestling high up on the bank of that part of the Thames known as the Cliveden Reach and overlooking the old world village of Cookham in Berkshire, built at enormous expense and surrounded by beautiful examples of Italian marble work, was given by Jlajor and Mrs. Astor as a resting | place to those soldiers from the Dominions who died in this Hospital. The munificence of the Astor gift needs to be seen to be'realized. Though this area in Buckinghamshire is one of great historic interest. Cliveden itself is especially so. The first historical reference, to Cliveden is that the Manor of Tappelqwe was, before 1066, held by the Earl Godwin. At the time of the Norman Conquest, William...as was his custom, .parcelled out all the desirable "portions of Eng-lang, and to his Brother Gdo, he gave this Township of Xappelowe. * The next evidence of' Rpy.al Bounty appears nearly five centuries later, when Queen Mary in 3557, leased it to a favorite page of the Royal Household. Cliveden is secluded from the scene of the present war and the wounded "Tommy" looking out through the trees over the wonderful panorama of THE VISIT OF  , MR. ROWELL No member of the Union Government has been as much abused as Hon. Newton Rowell, who speaks here tomorrow night. It is because he Is a strong, able man. and his opponents fear him. He has bitter opponents in both the old Grit and Tory camps, largely because he refuses to play the old game of politics. Mr. Rowell is a man of pronounced convictions, "^hen he was leader of the Liberal 'party in the Ontario legislature he took an advanced stand on all social, moral and labor questions and consequently he ha,s been very properly classed as a progressive. He was a Pioneer advocate of woman suffrage ; and prohibition' and Ontario has laws . providing both on its statute books now. "So man in Canada consecrated as much of his time and ability to �timn.la.ting war effort from tho beginning of the "war as did Mr. Rowell. He spoke all over Canada in favor of, conscription, months before conscription _ was considered a possibility. !When" conscrpition was proposed . at Ottawa, and' Sir Wilfrid Laurier failed to support it,vMr. Rowell was consistent and supported > the measure and later on in order to assist in carrying pat the war policy he considered necessary for the proper maintenance of our forces overseas, he joined the union government. The fact that the old time partisans persistently attack him is proof t'.iat he is a'big;man. Lethbrldge Till find that he is one of the ab'^st pltf'form �6ftkerjB that ever visited the city. 1 .this Institution, not alone because of its reputation* among the public at large, but owing to its close proximity to London. It is situated on'the Thames, eighj." miles from Windsor, and on that beautiful rise known as the "Clivedon Ridge," the most picturesque part of" the Thames Valley. The Institution is in reality a small town of itself having its own lighting and heating plant; its own General Stores, Carpenter Shop, Electric and Sanitary Engineering, Barber, Boot Shop, Repair Shops of all kinds, Cine-matagrsjui Theatre, Billiard Rootas, Ice Cream and Soda Fountain, aud Coffee Cafe', Church, Recreation Grounds for Baseball, Cricket, Tennis and Bowling, Newspaper; its own Wharf and fleet of boats; its own Fire Brigade, Police Force, Garage, Magistrate and Municipal Offices. In fact, it has all that goe3 to m&ke up a thriving community. The idea o� a Hospital at Clivedon was first broached on August 1st, 1914, when) Major Astor wrote to the War Office offering in the event of war, which seemed inevitable, to prepare a Hospital in the Tennis Court at Cliveden. This offer was referred by the War Office to the British Red Cross Society, with whom negotiations were conducted during the following few months. The second definite step was taken on November 11th, when the Director-General of the Army Med-, ical Services asked the Medical Ser-| vices of the Canadian Contingent, then on Salisbury Plain, to take over the proposed Hospital at Cliveden. In April, 1915, the Hospital received the flrBt patients from the Canadian Division in France. These men were wounded or gassed in the second battle of Ypres. "^bis Hospital 'is the central hospital of this particular area, and has Auxiliary Hospitals situated at Slough, Maidenhead;, High Wycombe and Stoke PogBs. " , When the Hospital wa# small, patients who died were buried in Taplow Church yard, but the beautiful Italian GaTdeu among the trees overlooking the Thames was felt to offer a more suitable spot. Accordingly an oval space 100 feet in length was consecrated in December, 191C, by the Bishop of Buckinghamshire in the presence of the Duchess of Connaught. To this hallowed garden the twenty-five-bodies "were removed from Tap-low Churchyard. For this cemetery Bertram'MacKenmil, the Sculptor, is1 'river-sundereo landscape clothed with, corn," is impressed most with the sweet serenity and utter peacefulness of the view, not a house shattered, not a tree torn, not a field marred. But in times past Cliveden, has been near the firing line for in- the meadows across the river a battle was fought between the Royalists and Roundheads. The sole relic of this battle is one lone cannon-ball, the intact condition of which suggests it to have been a "dud." The Medical and Surgical wort' carried on at this Hospital has a verv high reputation among. Medical Officers of our allies. The Medical He-search Committee have established a Research Laboratory and magnificently equipped it for special investigations, such as "Gas MILITARY MAN ? GOES TO BENCH Toronto, Oct. 4.-The appointment of-Major-General'W, A. > Logle, of Hamilton, ait a Justine of the Sdpreme Court ot Ontario, which has/been in prospect tor some time, was officially announced at Ottawa. ' He replaces tho lato Justice'Lettch. ? ? ? ? ? IL S. 10 CONTROL Washington, Oct. 3.-Prices and distribution of practically all articles of wearing apparel are to be controlled by the war industries board, regulations issued yesterday prescribing certain fixed prices for shoes constituted only the first step ^ln a general policy for price control of clothing. This was disclosed today by Chairman Bar-uch of the board in an address at the national meeting of the Retail Dry-goods Association. Referring to the putting in effect of the agreement between tho board and the shoe industry. Mr. Baruch said-"After that will nave to come the egulation and distribujSpn' oj most. all. the things which you: gentlemen, have to deal with." 1 do hot w;ant-you'tb say it cannot be done, because it must be done. It is unthinkable that the only man with the longest ' pocket-book can get things that he needs." NCREASE GRANTED IN FIELD ALLOWANCE Regiiui, Oct. 2.-Under an order in council which reached the military authorities here yesterday, officers of the Canadian Army with the rank of Captain and lieutenant will in the future,'receive a field allowance of $1 per day, bringing them a;,: to the same allowance as that >ilven to the rank of Major. Up to the present time the acalo for tho fielt'. allpivance- jftr a captain was 75 cents a day.and, a lieutenant GO cents a day. Now they will each receive $1 pe; day.' > .> > : CHOLERr IN BERLIN 16 DEATHS FIRST DAY Amsterdam, Oct. 2.-On the first day of the outbreak of cholera in Berlin, according to reports received hero,  there were 17 cases. Sixteen of these proved fatal. ,' > : * > � > BUY YS.WR. AT THE HUDSON'S SHOE SALE WK?.'..'-- BAY from-'her- aunt, left to>her by she graduated. of--Paris. This win; provided was that BEST CARTOON BOND GETS' $50. CV C: Brew.Br/ pa.stor of the Methodist Protestant church at Prairie Center and Birbeck, Illinois, for the past several years, has resigned and will accept a position as brakesman on the Illinois Central system. Capt. Colin W. G. Gibson. M. C, Royal Fusiliers, son of Sir John Gibson, of Hamilton, who since April last has been District Intelligence Officer at Toronto Military Headquarters, goes to Washington to become attache at the British Embassy. Drunkenness and deaths from alcoholism In the United Kingdom show a decline ranging from G5 to 80 per cent, since the war regulations against drinking were instituted by the Government three years ago,,according to Lord D'Abernon, Chairman of tho Liquor Control Board. After considerable effort on the part of the military" authorities, arrangements have at last been completed whereby members of the Canadian permanent force will be given the opportunity of nerving oversea^ and in the actual theatre of war according to an announcement made by the military authorities. Since the beginning j of the war, officers and N.C.O.'s of the permanent force have been making all efforts to get overseas ond Into Franco with their comrades. The council of militia and defense was dosed against tliem and retained the men for servlie in-Canada. It was pointed out to them that a duty of training was ^heir's here, and consequently trained oliU-ers were valuable ;it home Suggestion:-Get out your fire insurance policies today-and write or tel-> ephone this Company for information that will surely benefit you. Put your property under a proper s ized cover of protection, or after the fire ; you'll find yourself but partly protected. . >. You can insure what you own for its present high replacement value for but a trifle more than what half protection costs. Furthermore, in the face of rising prices, fire insurance rates are,the same as four years ago. Telephone,'call upon, write or send the coupon to us now! We will cheerfully give you any information that you wish. Your fire may be the next. Dorj't find afterwards that you are underinsured! _:"-""''� CLIP AND MAIL COUPON TO THE Farmers" Fire and Hail Insurance Co., Lethbrldge Alberta Block, Lethbridge TODAY Phone No. 455 P. 0. Box 1100 This advertisement is inserted to draw the attention of the public in an effective way to .the necessity of considering the matter of increased values in relation to their fire insurance. Quring many recent fires the assured has suffered very considerablythrough neglecting to increase insurance to meet present replacement values. MAIL THIS COUPON-TODAY Without obligation to increase my fire InsurV ance. I would like to talk over the matter of morfc � Name Addretis WE WRITE ALL CLASSES OF FIRE AND AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. RESPONSIBLE AGENTS WANTED WHERE NOT REPRESENTED. 3921 ;