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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUK THE LETHBKIDGE DAJLT HERALD TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1911 ff be Ibevalb alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally, delivered, per year..... KOO Dally, by mall, per year...... 3.00 Wecily. by mall, per year.... 1.00 TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Office W. A. Buchanan John Torranco Managing Director Business Manager THE PRESENT SITUATION Yesterday's report of the breaking of the Allies' line between Nlouport and Dlxmude appeared a disquieting item of news. Whether this has been temporary, or whether the gap allows of an advance to Dunkirk, has yet to be proved. This success for tlie tin] being explains the evacuation of tlie Belgian fortresses of Antwerp, -N'amur and Liege by tlie enemy for cone-' iratlng all his available force on the vital line of battle. But once near tlie coast British naval tactics are bound to prevail again as they did before, and the fire of the British monitors have to be reckoned with. The German attack is one of des Iteration. The enemy is fishting against time, depending for his sue- t-ess on UN? hurling of big battalions. But the process cannot Inst for long. In their tactics, it is reasonable to Eay, that the Germans nre losing something like five to one of the Al- lies. Reports of the British wounded are illuminating as to their method of attack. It is stated they advance la close formation three deep against tile single extended line of the Allies. blow a road through said LIEUT. A. E. GRASETT Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers who has been mentioned specially by Sir John French in his report from the front. This picture was taken before Liout. Grasett left Canada active service. P! 'ICKEDUPIN ASSING FOR THE BUSV MAM demonstration station had been In operation for some though the district is one scarce- ly out of the homes lead ing stage, efficiently conducted though this station had been from the first, very few fanners took advantage of its experiments :md find lags, until County Agent Hall, of the Better Farming association, took the gospel to the farmer himself, via the Ford route. Just as economic conditions figure in the transformation of the farming Leander Shaw, a well known Van- couver broker, committed suicide. W. A. Taylor, librarian of the Mani- toba Law Society, Is Sir Robert Borden has gone to Vir- ginia Hot Springs 'or a brief vacation. Dr. II. H, JlcCullough. a prominent citizen of Harrlston, Ont, dead. Dr. H. M. Shepherd, of aged 37, Is Formerly a resident of Toronto, Kebeioa Verner, wita of Verner, died at Chicago. -Many pheasants were killed In Lin- coln and Wellartd counties, the Hat )en year for three years. The late Lt.-Col, Burland, head of ho Canadian Red Cross, was buried ritu military honors at -.Montreal. J. T. Arnold, a mining broker of Montreal, Is held its s. German prlson- ar of war at Baden. The civic employees of Montreal gave one day's pay to the Patriotic Fund, amounting to Rev. W. B. MeTavMi, of Toronl has resigned as field secretary of th Dominion Alliance. J. Neilson, city auditor- of Suka toon, has resigned to become buna of the University of Saskatchewan. As long as the war lasts the city council. will contribute. month to the Canadian Patriotic fun While preparing to read an addres at iue Baptist Young People's Unio meeting, Wiiliara Carver of Port Co borne dropped dead. When rising Sunday, Thomas W McManus of Smith's Falls was stric] en with heart failure, and died hefor methods in a country where grain has raedical aid COuld be secured. a wounded Tommy, "but the gap is immediately filled." In the eastern theatre of war there appears an activity among ihe. Rus- sians which may lead to interesting developments sufficient to draw our attention to this part of tlie campaign from the extreme western area. PRAISES WILD LAND TAX Criticism of the wild land tax, ii by. tlie Legislature at its recent session, has not been apparent iu the public press. On the other hand com- mendation is coining from unexpected sources. The Moose Jaw News, one of the most pronounced Conservative papers in Saskatchewan, reviews the Act at some length and concludes its witt- this tribute: Legislation of this nature de- serves tc succeed. It strikes at the root of a great economic evil, the existence of vast areas of un- cultivated land. These are a heavy toll upon industry; they re- tard development and make it doubly heavy for the enterprising and industrious members of the. community to make such way as they have a right to as- pect. "THE BETTER FARMER" The state of North its largest city to its smallest garden the present time with the slogan, "Better Its of co-operation among the fanners and the business men, la an example that Western Canadians might well take to heart. Its present state of development has not foeen arrived at all at once, nor without effort For. three years or more It has oeen -growing: in .volume, and'in Jiracthml application. Last week "informal commission of formed under .the. initi- ative of the Canadian Credit ITeh's Association, went from "Winnipeg to Korth Dakota, to study the methods of the "Better Farming Association." Thev found, not onlyreo-operation fai tween the farmers and the business men, but a strong tie developing be- tween the tanner and the banker, the demonstration farm, the state and federal governments, and such 'bet- terment factors as the agricultural es- tension branches of the Great Nor- thern Railway, tile Northern Pacific Railway, and the International Har- vester company. The Winnipeg Free Press has this to say of the state, itself, and of the -work being done by this progressive organization: Until recently, right along from the days of first settlement, farm- ing in North Dakota had been sjnonymous with wheat-mining. Wheat-sick lands which in years yielded 20 to 28 bush el i per acre now ordinarily give only 12 to production which, ex- cept at famine prices, spells pov- erty to the farmer. ".Departmental blue books and college 'bulletins had tor years been pointing out the too often m such dry-as-dust-fashion that the pam '-phleu' chief tine was for kindling "tanners' lignite tret. Tlie great- er pffectlveni-M of new educative methods over th'e old l> striking If shown In the territory sur- j rroundlDg Williston, .where a .state been the one and only crop, must per- sonality he injected into the message which the business man endeavors to convey to the tiller of the soli. Ninety parts personality to ten parts agri- cultural science, about the right proportion. Agricultural colleges may i issue volumes on the value of diversi- fied farming, but one personal object lesson counts' for infinitely more than all the dogmatic treatises in Christen- dom. If .the business man can get out and show a fanner who is ponder- ing over.'an 11 bushel crop of dirty "wheat, how liis neighbor raised 35, simply because he tilled the land cor- with to a pro- recUy, or followed hoed crop .wheat, which is almost equal summer-fallow, a start toward gress has ibeen siade. Crop rotations will follow, alfalfa will be amongst them, and live stock will, as sure as night, follows day, figure in the pro- easion. Fortunately for all concerned, the Provincial Department of Agriculture has recognized the value of this per- sonal equation, and perhaps in Al- berta more than in any one of tile other western provinces, there is a start made along the lines pursued hi Dakota. We have the United Farm ers of Alberta, and the Farmers' Co- operative Elevator company, in add! ion to the Provincial Schools of Ag riculture, which happily spend more of their time talking to the farmer, ban they do In issuing -bulletins. What we want to accomplish Is, not the raising of less wheat, but the lising of more, through rotations which include corn and alfalfa. With stacks of alfalfa and silos of com, the ive .stock end of the business will tiks care of itself, and the wheat which is ever the ready-money- maker, will yield until our store- houses will have to be enlarged. A WARTIME CHURCH SERV.ICJE (Lobdon Daily Sketch) The soldiers' song, "It's a long, long way to -was played as a voluntary in Tyler's Green, church last Sunday. There were other quaint features bout- the service that evening Here 3 the full programme: Sermon Extracts from Lloyd George's speech, which had been de- livered the previous evening. French, Russian and British National Anthems. a long, long way to There is an agitation on foot Kingston to make the German prts oners of war at Fort Henry work fo their living. The British government remouu commission has "arrived in Kani City, iic., sad Trill purchases mule and horses for use in the war. Windsor, Walkerville and Sandwich manufacturers have closed contract aggregating 5500.000 for war suppiie for the Dominion government The fisher folk of Labrador are fac ing a hard winter as" a result of th short catch of cod during the presen eason. L. D. Roberts, a well known Cai gary man, was sentenced to tw years' imprisonment in Edmontpn penitentiary for indecency. Rev. E. S. Logie, pastor of the Pres bytertan church at Nelson, B. C., has resigned. He will -become pastor of a church at Point Grey, B. C Alice Beckett of Portaga la Prairii has given notice of an application for a divorce from, her huatand, William Beckett who Is described ai living In the city of Calgary. Despite the business depression there la a iot of-buiiding gOing on ii Calgary at the present time, practi cally worth. Chief Justice -Sir Horace Archam bault of Montreal refused to grant bai to Israel Schafer, charged with treas on for soiling fourteen Aufitrlans tick- ets to Europe. New Ontario thinks it Ought to have representative on the Supreme Court of Ontario and wants" A C Boyce, M.P, Of Sault Ste. Marie, ap- pointed to one of the vacancies exist- ing at present General Schalk-Burger, who was acting-president of the Transvaal dur- ing President Paul Hunger's visit to Europe, sends' an open letter to the newspapers denouncing the treachery of Lieut.-Col. Marltz, who Ig "heading the rebellion in British South'Africa, and strongly insisting on the neces- sity of loyalty to the Imperial govern- ment. .More win be sent br the Germans of North Dakota to the fatherland for relief work In the pres- ent ;war. Already about been sent abroad. Many little towns if strong German population, are ending from to each In Salem about 11000 has been raised and more will follow." In many jerman communities the -churches are eing used in'making collection for elief work. AN ENGLISH "STICKER" To accelerate recruiting in England, stamps the same size as the one here- with shown have been affixed to mall matter and anywhere that they will be best seen. Some show the brutali- ties of the German soldier, Borne ilaia Union Jack This one has a note specially intended fo; White Slar-Dominwn Lioe XMAS SAILINGS TO LIVERPOOL S.8. Date From MEGANTIC-----Nov. 7.. Montreal CANADA......Nov. 14..Montreal LAURENTIC...NOV. 24..Montreal ARABIC.......Dec. 2.. Portland 3....Halifax CANADA......Dec. 12.. Portland CANADA......Dec. 13.... Halifax FROM NEW Line every Saturday. White Star Line every'Wednesday. Annual Excursion Rates on the 7 31. Plans now early. Any Railway or Steamship Agent or W. M. MoLEOD, C.W.P.A., Main) St. Winnipeg.' ATALKTO CANADIANS ABOUT WAR NEWS THE LITERARY DIGEST is known throughout the United States and Canada as a great illustrated weekly. The idea of each number is to gather up and edit the news of the world for one printed worth reprinting. THE LITERARY DIGEST receives every important newspaper and illustrated journal published in Europe and its editors reproduce for its readers the news of the war as presented in London, in Paris, in Berlin, in Vienna, in Rome, in Petrograd, in New York, in Washington, and other news distributing centres. It reproduces maps, pictures, documents, speeches, thing important about the war from all points of view. Canadians will find in THE LITERARY DIGEST the most satisfying war news published in any journal in the world. Has one million readers. BUY from your NEWS-DEALER: Price 10 Cents. (Publirted Weekly) If for any ration your newt-dealer not carry THE LITERARY DIGEST or if you are living distant from a city or town send to the publication office (354 FOURTH AvEgyft NEW YORK) the sum of and your nibicription will be entered for one year (52 The publuhen make thi. If it the end of two you ihould with to cancel your subicription a notice to effect will bring you by return mail the full amount raerary FUNK WAQNALLS COMPANY (Publishers of the Famous NEW Standard NEW YORK Get your Literary Digest and other periodicals on the war, such as The Illustrated London News, Graphic, etc., at THE KENNY ALLIN CO. THE DRUG-BOOK STORE. NEXT DALLAS HOTBL BSC-ENC WRITINQ IN LIABRARV BOOK ene remarks on it cldlers of Calgary, Alta., Oct a jwla, fiscal agent, Twenty-first enue West, arrentei on .the arge of defacing a book belonging the public Iibrai> bv writing ob- TbVbook ras by Richard arding wiiich Lewis got out of the circulating department of the li- brary isme time ago. When it wai put back on the shelves after return, It was found that obscene remarks had been scrib- bled on several of the pages, and the book had been greatly defaced. DONALDSON LINE TO SCOTLAND, LOW GOOD SERVICE. .cabin, only to Glasgow, and from Gfssgow; third-elm, cloied SAILING FROM MONTREAL. S.S. October 3 1st Alt information cheerfully fur. nlsnea oy auinorized agents, or Main AU3TP.IANE AND GERMANS WORRY GOVERNMENT Otta'wa, Oat., Oct. of the iiig problems which Is pressing for sol ntlon by the government at the pre- sent time is the handling of the Aus- trian and German aliens in Canada. In addition to the danger from reserv- ists in the country over whom It felt there should be stricter surveil- lance, there is the Question of feeding the Auitrla.ns and Germans who are out of work. Big employers of labor have been dismissing their unskilled laborers of these nationalities, and' they find difficulty In securing work. The government refuses to allow them to. leave the country so that tjie pro- blem of feeding and keeping them must be faced. Officials of the labor department are investigating at the present time to find out how many alien enemies are employed in the larger cities. They may be rounded up and placed In concentration camps. It is estimated that there are from fifty to a hundred thousand Austrian and German aliens in Canada at'the present time. A thorough search for weapons It be- ing made, and it is likely they Trill be aH compelled to register. PRETTY YOUNG GIRLS SHOT AS GERMAN SPIES In the South of France, Oct, No lists or even figures are officially disclosed, but the shooting of spies takes place daily In this and other towns of toe district and in these last three days nearly aa many women have been ahot: as men. The most seasoned veteran loathes the task of shooting women, according-, to the tt must be done. They are lined up with the men, often mere 'gMs or women of refinement, at the zenith of their charm and who according to their llKhts, give their lives for their country and meet death as bravely aa any man. -So many spies have been caught In France lately" that the possession of papers apparently in good order avails a. .man or woman nothing once an accusation has. 'been made or suspicion aroused. It is asserted that tongue can ever pranounea certain French; words without betraying and failure to paig the testa of this kind condemns the .suspects. Their papers may have been stolen and the signatures on their, studied that the holders can produce passable Imitations at win.' Spies have even been caught with their own photographs superimposed on their own passports and" with --the. official stamp nn the photographs counterfeited. LADY Fernie, B.C., Oct. The wife or Simon Dragon, one of the oldest residents ,of., Fernie, and who has been In; charge of the Queen's Hotel here for some tlmt, was buried' today from the Catholic church, K very large turn 'out of friends of the family attending.' Four children, ranging from eight to .seventeen yeara of age arejeft motherless by the death of Drako'n, UNDERCLOTHING FOR TROOPS Scranton, Pa., Oct. local 'wool- len mill starts Monday on a double shift to order for suits Of woollen underwear for the British army. The total of the order approx- imates half a million doilars, the mill officials said today. LIEUT. 6. J. W. SPREAD A Canadian and graduate of the Royal Military College who been dtBtloiM ty Owitftl French. WEED" FOR RUS8 SOLDIERS Petrograd, Oct. Czarina and her daughters are wording as Sis- ter's of Mercy among the Russian wounded. The Czar and Oarewlteh have made a number of visits to the military hospitals, and chatted with the wounded soldiers. In response to an anneal from Grand Duke Nicholas, two ''tobacco days" observed here. About 000 pounds of tobacco wire contrib- _ uted for the men at the front, THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE MR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O.. I. L. D., O.C.L., IVnUent LAIRD; Gcnrnl Muuigcr JOHN AIRD, Aeet Geemral T, C. BROWN. SuperiBteoiKnt of Ciotnd Weilem CAPITAL RESERVE FiJKD, SI FARMERS' BUSINESS The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility for the transaction of their banking business, including the discount and collection of sales notes. Blank salts are supplied free of charge on application. Lethbridge Branch R. T. Mgr ;