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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR I'HK LEIHBHlDtiK ^ UAILt MKKAt,l� XctbbtiDae, HlDerta f- 0AILY AND WBKKI.Y fHTK IBTHBRIOQC HERALD PRINT. INQ COMPANY, LIMITBD ' ' tta (th 8tr�*t S�utN L�t�ikrld�* W. A. �uolnanan VTMident and Mwagi&s Dlrwtor ftkm Tdmnc* - - BuiIomi Ut > TSLRPHQNKt faalaMs^oniM ..... MttorlBl Oftio* ..... lUt ubaerlptlen Rataai Aatlr, celiTereA p�r waek .! Itetlr. delivered, par year .....W-JJ Aally, by mall, par year ......M.Ot Waaklr, by mail par year ^.--f^-f* iWaakly, by mail, par year to tTJJ..|l.t� DatM pt axptry ot aubacrtpUoM M-t#�r daii^ on addraii UbaL AeMV*-BBoa ot paper* tJte. axplr�U are failing in your duty. Cut out ' I. TUxufiea..; Mve frugally. Dreas ^ piainiy." Save -hard. Qet the do not act, then the citizens have (hf power under Uie charter to romcriy matters. .THE.PhOORESS. OF-THE WAR .. ,'Though the ictflr^^B hemg gbtain- ' 'eA '^jCSdaf flna^bhleVra'beThg placed In %.Sootet-in the-north-where the Gernians ire being forced to retreat whllft m the south the French are rap-^Jcjly gaining the whole'ot the Chemin-, Idea-bames and. St'Cobaj'n massifs and -*�t(ryieveast' the French and: Americans ^ tiaTe "cleared th^ Argonne woo* East ' kit 'tha�- again," on the -AVoevre) front Jth^ iAmericang' Are . approaching. Dun-Wur-Meuse .aa4. Buzancy north of Ver-idun.and experts believe great events ' lare pending Inthat part of the theatre � tof.'war.- �' �� �. Altogether.Ahe grip of the GermanB kia "the whole of Fr-ance is being rapid-f hy-lOos^OGi -while the fact.tiiat BeV i JKiatr^.relugees in England have been - n^tirietfito' retnm home indicates, that It will.'riot', be longbefore the whole of Belgium iscleared of the enemy. The Germans, with one hand oijt for peace, are Intent on doing all the'phy-Blcal damage they can to France, 'and iall: the villages 'baclc of ttfeir lines from Goise, east of St. Quentin to Vouzlers, east of I^n, are burning. A general retirement in this sector is � thua indi^ate'd. Bapid movements ot the allies on the Serbian front are being accom-pIlBhed and this has led to'a defitilte peace proposal from her other allies - and her fall in any event Is only a  matter of days. The'German answer to the Wilson enquiry has -heen despatched, it Is stated,' and is in the nature of a partial acceptance. Judging by the =tem-per of the allies, following recent German atrocities in France and on the eea, nothing bat uncondltioo*'! surrender will he considered. THANKSGIVING DAY NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN The only thing worth while at this moment is the winning oJ tjie war and at no Thanksgiving since the awful struggle began, h�v8 we had greater reason to feel sv.ueftil.about the war situation. We should all be fer\*eutly thankful that a complete victory tor the principles fought with such deter-niinatiou but with great sacrifices by the Allies since 1914, is la sight. We have travelled a long, hard road, very dark and dismal at times, but the prospect is brightening and we can cheer up. We hare always b^en thankful for the noble part pia.ved by our Canadian men in the war. St. Julien, Passchendale, Vlmy in th(, past have fiiied us with pride and now we have to add to these BoiirloA Wood and Cambrai, where tiie Canadian army distinguished itself more than at any other points in the entire war. Our great victories have meant heavy sacrifices, bo' we are proud of the noble sacrifices of our dead, just as we are proud of the great performances of the living. Another Thanksgiving will fairly certainly see an end of the war-and may,it;also see an assurance, of the end of all war for all tlpiip.. In the meantime we must set ourselye's firmly to face the demands of the coming year. Half way peace offers must be rejected; we must stand unflinchingb'. aS did Lincoln at -the time of the civil war, for an unconditional surrender. - As,to thatiks . for material welfare. We have every reason to be grateful. True in this part ot the province, crops were poor, but conditions might have been immensely worse. With the'moisture we hacl we have reason to be thankful for the .crops we did harvest. Canada, as a whole, was never as prosperous. To be thankful for that circumstance would be to be thankful for the war, and of course, few of us are inclined to ^think so much of war as that. We are thankful however, that Canada was resourceful enough to provide from the begipning the munitions, necessary to carry on the -war to its present successful stage. The w^r has created our prosperity. When the war is over, prosperity may not be so abundant, but we should prepare ,to naeet the future by practising thrift no^r, ^ PICKED UP IN-* f>^xxmnm m w jum The public school at Gladstone, j ,', Mrs. Thps, , Sbmerviile, who locat-Man,. was destroyed by fire. \M in 5r,'ENi-prtfcE>lENi; Mayor Hardie actually argues that economy is more important than law enforcement. His contention if followed t'o its ultimate conclu.=;on, would mean no police force whatever rather than an increase in the tar rate. . It wonid be just as sensible to apply the same argument to the fire department or the commissioners themselves.. ' Certain laws exist and they are supposed to be enforced. The proji-erty and life of the citizen areentitled to protection and a police force is maintained for that purpose. Mayor Hardie is the commissioner ot public safety. It is his duty to enforce the laws. They are not enforced at present, either because the mayor is not in favor of enforcement or because he is so determined to carry out his economy policy in the police force, that he refuses to increase the force, no- matter what the danger to property and lite. Of course the mayor exploits economy in an effort to convince the citizens that he is acting solely for the purpose of keeping down expenses. The mayor is only economical when it suits his own ideas. His economy policy'has 'not always .been -conaistent. He is economical when it suits his j own wjiims, but not 'otherwise. "We ! hardly think the citizens of Leth-bridge, no "matter how eager "ihey are to jjenjoy economical administration, ar^ willing jto sacrifice the^repu- MUST BE CERTAIN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT Tlidse clUxens -who are looking towards a solution of the vice problem in this city, might as well cease campaigning to get rid of the evil. t(jDtil th,pre is an assurance that th4 law win be enforced it is a waste of time asking that a segregated district should be closed. If the request were granted and then the law not enforced, in sections ot the city, where afterwards the evil might raise its head, the, situation gjiould be worse than ever. Those citizens who want, to get rid of the'evil, should ^irst make certain that the.la.w-will be enforced, if the system is changed. Far better the. present evil, than a jiyprse one all over tlie cityi existing because enforcement (if the law is neglected. Only a strong, watchful public opinion can improve conditions; They can make the powers higher up realize that they are serloua and mean business and when they do that the pow- APAKOWKIIN 1 3 The nest Alberta municipalities con ventlon will be held in Bdmontoh,  The , Canadian Methodist church aims to raise eiglit million dollars t6r> missions in five years. Lieut. H. B. Preston, son of T. A. Preston, ex-M.P.P., Branttord, waa killed in actlpn. A. C. Johiistoiie, Secretary-Txeasur-er of the Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie Railway, died at Chatham, Ont. He Avas a son of Rev. R. C. Johnstone. Winnipeg. '.At the municipalities convention ai iledicine Hat, Mayor Bennion of Ma-gru^h advocated a general tax on all luurts for the maintenance and support of public schools. Tli.Q Railway Commission is being urged to tlx the. prices charged on railway dining cars. The food hoard has regulated the menu, but there' is no regulation of prices. The matter is under considwation. Major Ben. McDiarmid, second in command of the S4th British Columbia Highland battalion, a former Edmonton school boy and a graduate of Mc-Gill university, has been killed in action, according to advices received by his mother. Mrs. James McDiarmid, ot Ent-wistle, Alberta. - The lay delegates for the Methodist general : cdnfference met and organized the central body, to be -known as the generar Conference Jdy.associa-tiop Qf the MethojUst church with jthe following offlcersJ Hon. president, Hon.. B.,',J. Davisi Newmarket, Ont.; president, F. 6. Holtby, St. Thomas, Ont.; vice-president, E. R. Chapman, Winnipeg; secretary-treasurer, H. W. Mix, Ottawa; registrar, A. Soper, St. Johns, Newfoundland. At the municipalities convention at Aiedicine Hat, Mr. Godfrey advocated the appointment of a consulting engineer in connection with public utility, commission, whtch he regarded as a valuable and useful body. An engineer, ing branch bt the public utilities commission could retider valuable service in preparation of standardized plans for water anft' light plants, etc, for towns and villjiges. Chautauqua a Success-Hea\'y Fine Imposed for Shielding a Deserter; Mrs, Willlarf, Reeves an.d her dau-. ghter. Miss'El(a, aged twenty-seven years, who was. a school teacher, were the victims of a iiorrib'le automobile accident at Coftam, Ont The young woman, was wsfriving their car and hsto^ppd on tlie ;windsor, Essex atid I LalcB,,ashore Ii|iprurbaii track, which 'passeitaeir kafe.'.The Interurban, traveffliig af h!^','speed struck- the auto, squarely l>rbadgld'e, hurling it a long distance. The bodies of both wo-ni.en were found lying afcross the rallg, completely ssvered. M^rplUTWright, St.. Augustih's; >A. E, ,;.pt^.:.mrlclit'sS be Ictw'-masReii at S.^^O'^jal^; and 11. a.mi;t|>utrno other sei^iis'e^ either m'edicati;h9ftl�;l� ottUfw'ttiore .will hfe no -.serVlias \ whatever  iii the' Church of Jaaus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday, Oct. 13. The Mutual Im-provement asisoclations will also forego their meeting ou Tuesday evening, Oct. 15th. Sunday school will not convene in the morning and all other services 'Will be dispensed with. The ^Pentecostal Assembly -wlUvnot bt>id services. �� Thirty Deaths in Toronto Toronto. Oct. 12.-Over 30 deaths from'Spanish. Influenza in this city were reported at the city hall yester day. Hopes ot medical health officials Uiat the epidemic was being checked were dashed to the ground by the increase ot 19 deaths over the previous day. 223,000 Cases, U. S. Army Washington, Oct. 12,-The epidemic of Spanish influenza which has reached practically every section of the country continued today with no signs ot abatement. New cases ot influenza, in army camps, showed a slight decline in the 24 hours ended at noon yesterday, but pneumonia cases Increased over yesterday. The total number of influenza cases �t camps since the beginning of the .epidemic has reached . 223,000; pneumonia dases, 27,907, and deaths, 8,335, Ha* Preventive Piftsburg, Pa., Oct, 11.-Dr, George P. Baer, of the homeopathic staff here, announced this afternoon that he has found a successful euro and preventative for Spanish influenza. Dr. Baer said tests on patients suffering from -the disease and having a fever of 103 have recovered under Uie treat-, ment, which has "also proved a sue-' .tBere will cossful inoculation against the disease. , In annoiinclng the result or experiments alnoe the epldemjo-began, Dr. Baor said the preparatirfn used is not a scientific secret, but a combination (of ipdlne'andjqll'et^bt^, , j- ' Oapeto�m, Oct, 8,-(DelayedV-^The worst plague that ever visited South Africa waa nothing in comparison with the present epidemic of Spanish Influenza, aocordlnff to medical testimony here. As n result ot tha �influenza epidemic, there were more than 140 burials in Maltland cemetery today. At Johannesburg, more than 100 new cases wore reported Monday, with 11 deaths. The spread of Spanish influenza is diminishing in the mining districts where the hospital cases have been reduced from 20,000 to 3,000 since last week. Bight thousand cases have been reported at Durban, Som^ ot the coal mines in Natal have been closed and tlte local railway severely crippled. Thousands ot volunteers are assisting in relief works, Thousands have been inoculated against the disease with good results. LOSE LIl/ES coasts, in a collision with the steamer Kashmir, , The Otranto, after the collision, was dfishod to pieces on the roekfj o.W the south Scottish coast with �' probriblo loss ot 372 American soldiers, , Recovering the Bodies ;? A British fort, Oct, 3,2,-Up to 6 ^o'CWck^ Wedife#d*y areniiMr, 175^ hod-las have heen recovered from the lost transport Otranto, which'was sunk in a collision with the steamer Kashmir, Virtually all the bodies recovered have been Identified. Kaahmlr Didln't Step Belfast, Oct.- 12,--The Telegram states that'it was in obedience to orders froni the Otranto, which waa the flagship' of the convoy, that the steamer Kashmir, after the oollislon, proceeded without attempting to rescue -anyone from the Otranto. (CoKTiNtrm. noM Front !'>��) ing off 27 officer* and 239 men of the crew and 300 United States soldiers and 30 French sailors. They were landed at a north Irlah port. "The Otranto drifted ashore, on the Island of Isl^y. She became a total wreck. Sixteen survivors have been picked up at Islay. There are tnlasing and, it is feared drowned, 335 United States soldiers, 11 off leers and 85 men of the'crew, Including men with mercantile marine ratings. "The Kashmir reached a Scot' ^ish port and landed its troops without casualty." Dashed to Pieces A British Port, Oct. 11.-A large number ot American troops have been lost as the result of the sinking df the transport Otranto in the North Channel L between the Scottish and Irish 35 IN FAMILY; 30 OF THEM AT WAR WORK Raleigh, N.C,-^John Ward, a necro of Golds-borough, has 13 of his 18 aona In the 9tli and llth United Statoa Oav. airy, while 17 of hia daughters are busy at war work. The facts are vouched for hy Ri H, Edwards of Wayne country, of which Goldsborough is the county seat. The sheriff gives the record as follows; ' Ward waa born on April 21, 1856 at Goldsborough. He was married three times and his last wife is now Jiying. His first wife bore him 15 children, tour at one time twice, three at one time twice, and one at � time once. His second wife ihoro him two at one time twice, three at one time once and five at one at a time. His, present wife has borne .him eight, one at a time. His first wife lived six years and three weeks after marriaga, his second wife eight years and six months. The number of boys is: By first wife eight; by second wife, five and by tljljjd wife, five. Ot these now in the -Service, seven are by the first wife, five by the second and one by the present ^wife. Another son has served in the cavalry but la now living in Wilson, N.C, THAT^ YOU MAY LEND (From Our Own Correspondent) Pakowki. Oct. 11.-The Chautauqua Festival which was held in Etzikom last Saturday and Monday and Tuesday of this week 'was well attended. It was a grand, success in every respect. The music was inspiring. The lectures delivered by Dr. Yutaka Miu-akuchi. Dr. A. D. Carysuiter and Captain W. J. Hindle.v were grand. Captain Hindley's lecture ''The Challenge of the Hour," in T^hichi^^jhe .showed how Britain and ?ier gfllies Mad met the-chailenge throwaioufiby Ger/nany. is. one long to I?g retneinberedp O'ur Pakowki people' ssiy>iiri^as' .the' best iChantauqua festival jtliey yaavfr. ever attended and do not regrrt-tlie' time and money spent in helping to boost the Chautauqua at Etzikom^ The only request they make is, that when the Chautauqua is brought to Pakowki. Etzikom people will remember and return the compliment. There was a very sad occurrence one mile west of Pakowki last Sunday evening, when Mr. Ole Troniss-was found by his neighbors hanging with a rope around his neck, in the barn dead. He had apparently coni-mitted the deed during a temporary fit of insanity.' Mr. MeCourt had the misfoi-Jtune on ';Monday to, lose a, good-two .^^aar old colt in an old well which ha4.- been . A sensation hia been created in English newspap'er and political- circles, by an announcement that "Sir Henry Dalziel, Baronet, member of Parliament, acting for, himself and political associates, has purchased outright the business of the United Newspapers, Limited. ,wbo are proprietors of The Daily Chronicle and Lloyd's Sunday NeHspapor, in addition to a number of other important publications." It is understood the consideration was �1.500,000. FRENCH RESERVISI dug by one of his neighbors' afid not Ution of tto city in .order to save a | Properly covered or filled in. few thousand dollars. Of course; with, the citizens rests the. decision. As' long as Mayor Hardie believes h^rep-resents the majority of the people iKw ,., his course, he Is perfectly ^^^tB^,J!''^^!J^!^^JJT..^^ I - ... T. t J "^to t''r section house in pursuing it If he does not cepre-, owki, this week. " Mrs. Chas. Duncan left 'Wednesday for'Wa.'jhinKtohi D.p.,.so she ^n be ifle^r her 8'0n-'rn-Iaw:TV. H. Alta(^? who -j-S- VOry aicli:-.with .Spanish Infiij&iza, " -Mr,;'Best;'Section" foreijjiin'^'^Bjects " ' ' ' ------- ""*land Pak- sent the majority, it can only be es tablished by a movement of the\ people to replace him with a m^n .who does represent majority opinion.' Now if tjie mayor is so concerned, aljout expenses 'we would suggest that he cut out the police force altogether and arrange with the Provincial Police to enforce the laws. Let him make a: grant to the Provincial Police for this work. Of course, we know that haj will reply that that is impossiblf be-,, cause It would "be to lose control ot law enforcement-. Why not make a trial of the plan anyway? . We,'would-then know whether it -was possiblo to enforce the laws or jot. Even with a limited Qity �polic^ force We-are walls/ied that' tlie J^yor.^ determined to 'enfoVco the laws^-(.aji obtain a few efticient men to cany out his instructions, _ 'fhey expen.ie talk is only camouflage intended to cover up the weaknesses of administration. It isn't a question ha much of the'fiize Miss Mary Berrlll who has had charge of the Po.-^t Office work for a long time is now visiting her sister, Mrs. Ray Williams at Manyberries. Mi.'is Esther Boutch is assisting Mr. Johnson, during her. absence. Miss Hester Bennington of Kippen-ville. is now with Rev. and Mrs. Gelding and attending the fall term of school at Orion. One of our citizens has been arrested and fined $20 and costs for carrying a gun on Sunday, apparently  with the intention of killing game, feetter leave .the gun home on Sunday |norn-ing after ,this., . of this*.-local organization. Life members added during the year 9;- total number of life members, 18; total number of active members, 40; total number of associato members, 13. Total for th4 year, 71. Receipts lUrom membership fee�, ?318.00; receipts from other sources. ?2,37B.35. Total ,?2,693.35., Balance from last year, $314.75. Orand tota), $3,008.13. '.Expenditures- Cash to Calgary, ?1,729,00; cash to Ogden Home, 1120; cas'h. for supplies, $776.71; incidental expenses, $138.27. Balance on hand, $244.13. Total, ?3,008.13. Total numher of articles made 3001. Farewell to French Reservist When the meeting was adjourned all remainnd to give a farewell to Private Sonier a. French Reservist who had been 44 months in tile trenches and 'Who hud been home for a few] months and (s called again to France,. Me. Sonier has been well known in Blairmore and the Pass for a number of years and is everywhere highly re-, spected. The Bellevue Orchestra was | present Me^Bitsi^Oreen and Smith | >ver.e the soloists of the occasion. Rev, Ytfu'ng and Llehi. Kerr.gave ilddresses, iijid Mr, riugtpn'Sifltn, well chosen \fq.rati presented..JEtrlvftte SCnJer with a ^urge. The ,.in.eptiiQe closed with GDH,'>9'ave the King and three, cheers l^VPrivate SohW apd.France,.; '.^On, Monday gyei?,m� seven men v^^,i-e hroughr. ujp ,^6efbre. the- MajslB-,lru(e, .uKl fined J)/i"^and cost� for not liawiiK the . re(julsite papers on their persontt. Mr. and .Mrs.Dayid Kemp went t6 AT LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ursday, All Varieties of Pure Bred Stock Will be Repriesented I CONDUCTED BY ston'rajide a busines.s trip to Letil- Calgary this ^.j^^ek'-to visit an aunt b.'idgfe TliurHday ��th the car, return- who was fiijured-gettlng off the train.' Inc Friday. She is in a criUcal condition. ern Alberta Wool A Number of Grade Rams, Bred Locally, Good Sdiind Healthv Stock Will be Exposed for Sale Also 737 ;