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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbrldgc Pally Herald, -Tuesday, Sept. 6, J910: As the enamelled metal bed Is to the wooden bedstead, so the "Ideal" Guaranteed Metal Bed is to ordinary metal beds. If it were not above the average in every detail, the "Ideal" Guarantee would not be on the fco trail. For while any metal bed is satr.tary, sensible, practical, the "Ideal" Metal Bed is all these and more besides. The Guarantee label means satisfaction to the buyer. Because "Ideal" Metal Beds retain the snowiness of their no chance of its turning yellow or dingy. Take it down or set it up without risk of breaking it, and with no need for a mallet and much parts fit snugly. Forty inspections make us so sure of that that we can afford to guarantee you. Maybe you will be asked a little more for "Ideal" forty cents more. But that cannot weigh against the certainty the "Ideal" Guarantee gives you of genuine of the same quality in material and workmanship, even though you pay but four dollars Write for Booklet No. 140 for your Metal Bed. aw fcUte U dtthrnt GEO.L.LING, AGENT FOR LETHBRlDQE. B THE LETTER BOX COMPLAINT FROM NORTH WARD. Editor. Herald: "it is better to foe 'born lucky than rich" is an old saying which proved true in my and, incidentally, in the city's, when on leaving my 'brother-in-law's house on street, North at 10 p.m. yesterday evening, I had on- ly gone a few steps from .his gate when 1 lauded at the bottom of a nine- foot dug, I believe, by the department, and left tirely unguarded. I am thanJcful that (in. spite of my t-eing a teetot- aller, and tliwefore outside of. those watched over -by a special I WSF uninjured, as was also the goofi fortune of my stiff hat and umbrella, and: -beyound a shaking and a good plaster of soil, and a wait of some-five, minutes or so till I managed to make myself heard by my brother-in-law, who assisted me 'back to the surface, can-.none the worse for my experi- ence. This might very easily have been different, however; and I woul-d sug- gest to the city fathers that the use of a few lanterns and gallons of oil would be considerably cheaper and more humane than a doctor's, hospi- tal or undertaker's bill, not to men- tion damages, for what in most cases would have the consequence. Yours truly, J. A. LEWIS. Eos 666, City. AN EDITOR'S OBSERVATIONS. (Warner Record) Wanting to see and near the Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laur- ier. and not having much time to spare a company ot consisting of Dav- id Marshall, the' hardware merchant of the north side of 4th .avenue; F. the Implement dealer, on the-south side of and his father, T. the ed- itor of this jlorioua with Al- The Canadian Navy: By C. FREDERICK HAMILTON COPYRIGHT 1910 1Y PUBL.I8HER8 Canada has embarked upon a very big, a very expensive and a very pro- tracted piece of work in attempting to organize a naval force of her own. It is important that she should have clear ideas as to what she wants; that she should get afcout her work in ac- cordance with a sound plan; and that she should do nothing at the outset which1 will at a later stage work mis- chief. First, regard to our object. We are building over navy to be use- ful in Imperial wars. An Imperial war is likely to spread itself over a very large proportion of the earth's surface, and so large a theatre of operations, will divide itself into pri- mary and secondary fields of action; into regions where 'the big fighting is done, and into regions where less im- portant fighting is done. In an Im- perial war Canada might be the scene of the big fighting, but she is rather more likely to be a secondary sphere of operations; that is, that while the great fleets will contend on the other side, of one or other of the oceans which touch her shores, she may be n danger of annoyance by casual raid- ngs from detached naval forces of the enemy. Thus there are two distinct sorts of work a Canadian Naval Ser- ice may contemplate. It may aim at defending the country against second- ary attacks, leaving it to the Royal Navy to look after the big fighting; and It may aim high'er, and desire ufther to bear a hand in the big fight- ng. Of course, the former is the earl- est duty to which we must address ourselves. The Canadian coast line, Janadian Coastal waters, Canadian mds of ocean trade routes, must be protected. When that is done we may help in the main operations. I am wholly in favor of going fur- ther ,of taking part in the main opera- tions of any Imperial war; and of or- ganizing our service from the outset thither as the situation demands. 2. The Canadian seamen must be trained in the idea that they must serve anywhere in the world. They must not be taken by surprise at an or- der to cross the Atlantic and report to the Admiral in command of such and s.uch a fleet. When I lay down this latter condition, I demand a great deal. It will not do for our men mere- ly to be willing. They must be also skilful. The business of handling ships is skilled work in the very high- est sense... It is one thing for "a cap- tain to command a single ship and be better business to pack off our vin Sharp, chauffeur, left -Warner this in view. ,For us to do hoth- REBATE OF DUTY ON SUGAR USED IN MAKING WINE. Ottawa. Sept. order in coun- cil -has been passed declaring that when imported sugar on which duties nave been paid is used in the manu- facture wine produced from the juice of the grape, there may be al- lowed a. draw-back of ninety-nine per cent, of duties. Such draw-back, how ever, shall not be paid unless the duty 3ias 'been paid on sugar so used as aforesaid within three years of the date of tine manufacture of the wine, unless the claims are presented -by the manufacturer at any. one time ag- gregate ten Rev. Father Bonbat. 70 years old, one of the oldest priests in Ontario, lied at Windsor, Ont. aoout 9 a.ih., and made the .drive to Lethbrldge In aa. auto by Tray of New Uayton. We.lle and Raymond, reaching our destination about noon, and-after listening to the addresses both at the depot and on the square, returned the same evening. Although, the day not s. perfect one, had a pleasant trip, the. roads very good nearly all, the way. Raymond we found several evidences of recent raine, an-d.-this with the ov- erflow' of the Irrigation ditches made some very bad .'-Please fix-up your roads a little, -Sister' Raymond, and we may auto-over again. There were evidences of .some very -good crops having been harvested all ,the way along, and some: good crops -still to be cut. but there were -places wheri tite crops were not worth, cutting. These conditions exist nearly all over thii district, and we are the more convinced that the .fields that pro- duced the good crops were those that j ing but attend to our local defence, leaving the care of the main -war to Great Britain, or rather -to ithe rest of the Empire, -would be like a man undertaking to keep the grass .cut on his lawn, but leaving his father and brothers to pay the ren-t of the house.' So long as the main fighting is on the other. side, of the ocean, very, slight forces usually will suffice for strictly local defence. The cruisers which an enemy would spare for the purpose of harassing a secondary sphere of op- erations, such as "the Canadian coast would be, if the main fighting were in the North sea, or offothe- coast of Australia, as a rule, would be lew and weak, and could be driven away by a few ships of ,no. great strength. The real fighting on our behalf be done by the big British fleet far a way; and If that fleet ..were the en- emy would soon "place upon our'coasts a force with which no local defence squadron could cope. Our- plight would be like that of the man already men- dred yards behind him why then the Sub sweats big drops till he gets used to it. Let us suppose he is third in a line of four, that the hour is near mid- night, and that> he has been on watch since eight So far, we have kept our distance beautifully; we have even sneered .at the next line a mile away to the right, where they have once or twice been, "all over the shop." In twen-ty minutes there will come relief a bowl of hot cocoa, three p.ulls at a pipe and blessed bed. The sub watches the speed-lights of the next ahead, for as those lanterns change so must he adjust his pace. But the next ahead is using up all the basest coal she can find ,and the wind blows not less than two million samples of it into his straining eyes. He has he -had the distance absolutely correct; he would swear. -to it. The Quarter master by the tiny wheel heaves up one bi shoulder. TJU that moment he has given no sign of life. The Sub's hee] taps impatiently on the planking; his mo.uth hovers over the engine room voice tube; his lips open to speak to the Quartermaster in case in case it should necessary to steer out of line for something has gone wrong with the next ahead. She has badly over- run her station, and steers to left of our leading .ship. The the Sub bad been properly prepared and welljtioned if the family were to' be ruined taken care of, an-d while this year has 'beeu a disappointment to many, it ought to se-rve as a lesson to the far- mers in general .to wake UD and get It needs -brains as "well as to make a success on a farm as well as anywhere else. QUEEN'S OWN MARCH WELL." BUT, OH, THEIR EQUIPMENT London, Sept equipment of the Queen's Own Rifles is criticised by one critic here who says it has nev- er, been seen here before and hopes it never will be again. In their march, with the Buffs, it was admitted that the Toronto men he was .contenting himself with keeping his lawn tidy. He would be turned out-of his house, no matter how closely he had kept the grass trimmed. ADMIRAL KiNGSMILL surplus ships to some other place on the ocean where they would be help- Ing the, British .cause', perhaps with the main fleet.. If to do so, our people would loaf while fel- low Britons fought.' Thus I maintain that we should or- ganize our- Canadian Naval Service from the start with -the idea that it the ships can. do. Canadian of- ficer, the not go about his -business- idea that tie is to be tied by the leg to the Canadian Sever leave i-i. He must hold 'himself in readiness to do coastal work on our own shores; to patrol trade rentes that- may be distinct from Canada; .to ;serve in fleets at the other side "'of this ocean or'that ocean. Whatever he does he will be serving Canada if SxRXwfcziuwr so I bought a bottle (but had no faith in it) and it cured roe. I now have it im the house and oae spoonful Alvrtya curac PRICE SO CENTS Manufactured inly by TheT. MiiBORN A few armoured cruisers -would make short work of a force amply strong enough for secondary local defence Thus, to take part in our own rea defence we must help In "the main battle. It does not follow that we must b.uild only the biggest pow- erful ships if we are to help in the main fighting. The very large ships are needed, of course, and sooner or later we should provide them., Bat all sorts of ships are needed in a fleet; not merely the Dreadnoughts and In- domltables, but also cruisers and de- stroyers, and all sorts of cruisers at that. Here is the raal problem.. In every Imperial war the intensity ol the local dangers the need- for strength in the central vary. In one war there will be very little danger from raiding cruisers; in another war :here will be greater danger. Suppose Canada has half a -dozen moderate siz- ed crnisars and a score of destroyers on the coast nearest the scene of hos- tilities. In a._war of the. first type a couple of cruisers and a half dozen destroyers might be ample for local the whole of her force might be need- ed. In the first case it surely would niore necessary than good ships. If the Japanese and Russians -had chang- ed ships before Tsa-Shima the result would have been the same. In most British naval victories the enemy had the better ships. I am infinitely more concerned in the men we train than In the ships we provide for them. Needs of the Situation Thus we seem to have arrived at two she situation. 1. Canadian public must recog- nize its ships raust eome- on the Canadian coast-Hue and away from it; that its >s will be doing it sen-Ice when across the ocean. It must be Filling to soe seat'-aitiw au4 build. The important thing is the men we train, and the -spirit in which we train them. Good officers, good men, well educated ,well trained, well disciplined, skilful, and brave, are far as those lanterns change-so must he vice; it is another thing for him to command a ship which js one of a squadron. To illustrate this point, I shall make two quotations; one from Kipling's "Fleet in the other from the melancholy book In which the Russian naval officer Semenoff tells of the courage of Ro- jestvensky s fleet from Lriban to Tsus- hima. First "But when he stands on the bridge at midnight and essays to keep the proper distance in front of the next Wake tHe Caplsin "This strike's Sub' with b.uried clearness; but the impetus of the re- cent ten knots is on us" all, and we are all going, much faster than we think. Again his foot taps.the deck. "Are they never.going -to, slow in the engine room? 'The'pointer.on the dial before, the Quartermaster moves through sonie -minute arc, and our head falls off to the left. It is exces- sively lonely, on this high and lofty bridge, and the spindle shaped hull beneath looks very unmanageable. Our next ahead- _ draws away slowly from port and we continue at a safe distance to starboard of her. The line is less of a lump and more of a diagonal than it was. Our next astern is sliding back to where she belongs. Now. two resolutions at a time, the Sub i-ets out 'till he sees our erring sister ahead, return to her place, and joyfully slinks in behind her. The mops his' heated bro'w. thanking heaven that the Captain didn't wake up and the tangle was straightened before the end of the watch. "But the Captain was awake all the time. The change of speed roused him, and he lay watching the tell-tale compass overhead, his mouth at the bridge voice tube; one eye cocked through 'the open port, and one leg over the.-edge. of -the case. The Sub must learn his business for find confidence in iso- lation, as the Captain did a quarter of a century ago. It is not good for him to know that he is being watched." Testimony from Russia That is a picture of the training of a small cruiser in company with the fleet To see what such training does, let us turn to the Russian's testimony. It will be remembered that Rojesven- sfcy's fleet while passing over the Dog- ger Bank fired by mistake on some British fishing vessels, and greatly ex- asperated the "British nation. The fleet went to "V'igo, and on leav- ing that anchorage a British Cruiser Squadron shadowed it to its next stop- ping place. Listen to Commander Semenoff, -who was on the Russian flagship: "At 10 p. m. a man of mast three up on PERFECTION COCOA (MAPLC IXAF.LASIU' Give tne children Cowan's fection Cocoa and 'drink it yourself; It is the best beverage for young; and old. u', TEE COWAN TORONTO. north and to the south of us, 5 to.'1" miles off. All their movements were so regular .all manoeuvres were car- ried out at such speed and with so much precision, that they did'Hot-look as if they were due to unexpected or- ders, but as if a well-rohearsed play ware being enacted before our eyes, in which neither stage manager nor the prompter, could be noticed. "Do you admire "I turned round. Behind me stood the Admiral, who could not'take his eyes off the English Cr.uisersi "Do you admire he repeated. "That is something like.- Those are seamen, oh, if only he ran down the ladder, without complet- ing his sentence. "In.his voice there was.suppressed anguish; an expression- of so much suffering passed- over his face, that I suddenly It -was because of constant practice, such as described in "the Kipling, pas-' sage, that these British Cruisers ez- hibited the brilliant efficiency'which so aroused poor Rojestvensky's envy as he thought of the wretched condi- tion of his own fleet, which had -not been trained, and which in cohse- quen-ce was continually- in It is only by working "and training in big fleets that this training can.be acquired. Now, for' many years naval forces will not be Op- portunities for working .them in'fleets -will be lacking if we make a separate navy of .we organize-the naval forces of the Empire in watertight compartments: We conceivably might have, a .number .of vessels efficient enough- on detached service, in single- ship work; but if on the. outbreak of a war we were to offer service of them :o the Admiralty, they would; be use-' less for work in a fleet until.'they, had WHAT A VARIETY of good things to -eat ire to- -.from this BREAD OF THE BEST.! ,cakes and? pies that' r that any mother..ever1 tried- this think you would, bother baking againl' Why. should without bother or as f H" had. months of training. Ameri- can battleship fleet which "sailed aro.und the world reported that when the ships which had been stationed on the Pacific Coast joined those which had -made the .long voyage round" Cape Horn in company, they were for some "time quite -unable to manoeuvre.. The. two needs." of 'the sit- uation thus r the list: Constantly in Practice- 3. Our Canadian forces, must con- stantly practice _ in peace, with of'the Royal Navy .'-They, cannot play by. themselves 'their own .little corner and then expect -vhen war comes to be able, to play -in he.big game. I le'ave thai aspect case and pass to another., purs-is bound to be a small force. Any .-force is ound to suffer from, slowness of pro- motion. If have only, so ships, the posts, billets, ciples as" British Admirals.; and intelligence ticaL The ships types. The! suns ammunition.- Tie systems .w_. ards of gunnery '.muiit ,-..N... same'.'Vlf the BritiskiflnteriSsti.! are to- be entrusted of- .Canadian tercets the officer 'of they ..can -.rely the; officers'- "of 'rthe'1 xither, .and so. they, .must k' other intimatoly: Actuated ;TJytthese -J- -fqrwgrfl: tfti bt- imajSiistine2t v and administered'by Canada. ,Can- i ada maintain her iist. But .lee us 'make the Admiralty, 'whereby 'there J a 'common list- of for tsh, Canadian, Australian. Zealand1 "Navies.1 Letr; Nation have on that -list a- proportion of.offi-'i- .._ etc., will be very few. Our first batch ,cers roughly adjusted to the1 of 'officers will rise very rapidly, will reach the top ranks at very early ages, and then will stay there till grey-head- t ed; and meanwhile the men of the that Canadian officers should -serve.infi: second and third hatches will be kept down. Thus after a while we shall steel ram dreamily autteriag starboard beam at sood speed. She the water, ten knots an hour two Iike the cruiser Lan- Some ladies always look young many of them use FACE CREAM A quarter buys a big Jar of it. It soothes the skin and keeps the complexion dear is not Sold UM! by 2378 caster, which had come into Vigo dur- ing our stay.. After having proceeded a short distance ahead of us, she turned round steamad down our port side and disappeared. Soon after- wards we sighted, several miles astern the lights of five vessels, which, urere apparently following us. From the jway the lights placed, it was they men-of-war. They remained astern of us the whole night but they did not steer a steady course; they moved about, sometimes on the port, changing formation, dividing in- to two sections, etc. "At Ve copM. see, that we were. In fact, being conroyed.by a di- vision of English Cruisers. "At 7 a. m., the Orel's machinery broke down. The squadron stopped constructor and the tor- pedo officer on the staff were sent her. Britishers, who had up to then followed ia our wake, now be- came vary busy; first i they formed a -Mae of look-diuts on the horizon, then they One-cruiser then went off to the southeast, at top speed, prob- ably with a report; the others divided teve small cruisers commanded by men of sixty, and have lieutenants of fifty and more. That is v-ery bad in many ways, but chiefly in this, that men often are at their best for cer- tain commands at early ages. Kip- one. Torpedo craft are put into the hands of very young men: King George commanded Torpedo" boat No. 79 when 24 years old, and did a very pretty piece of seamanship in her; commanded the a gunboat of some size, when 26. In the British Royal Navy great efforts 'arc made to ensure youth in officers who are given commands, and on the whole with greater success than in most navies. field. Once we arrange that, several-planaj. could be followed. We: might r alternate commissions in Ca: and ia other vessels; or'we mighOett them take their chances- in iiie :-wSiol0t big service, content; that ff man commanded a off and an. Canadian ship -working out'of. a Canadian would be commanding! ling's Sub probably was only (twenty battleship in -the North er Canadian a ship on' the coast ofj South should -regard the latter as the .preferable-scheme.. Gb-j serve this reature and I numerous prizes! would offer themselves to-the- Caria-j dian. lad entering the' service, .and that j a Canadian who showed aptitude eojUldj hope to rise to be a British Admiral.. Of course, tne British otucers posted to Canadian ships would be under the Again, a force sho.uld hold out a of the Canadian authorities; number of high prizes towards which J-ust as the British soldier officers men may aspire. The Royal Navy has 94 flag officers on the active list, and there are other prizes. How many such posts could- small Canadian' A Canadian boy snteriag it-would be very fortunate to rise to be admiral. lent to Canada are under The control of cur Militia Department. I urge this as a great need of the situation. Separatism will be a great danger to the actual efficiency of the force in which ws expect to take so much pride. We cannot hope to be better than the Royal Xavy. Let us and really would have little hope of resolve to be as good. The only way DRUGGISTS .cwo. to v becpmini anything higher than a cap- tain. I, enlarge on the sub- it presents many aspects.of great importance. sat of Is driven 'by the fact that Is "is part of the whole problem of Standardisation, of Juterchangeability. It is all right to have one part of the great imperial fleet owned by Graat Britain, a second part owned by Canada, a third part owned by Australia, and ao on. But it Is absolutely necessary to have all these trained to the came stand- ard. The Canadian adm-Irale must be (animated by the -same strategical.jpria to achieve :hat is to standardise our forces to keep our officers and our men in the Big Navy. Guiseppe Strang. an Italian, -was fined ?50 "and costs at Niagara Falls for discharging firearms on the street.; A guard has been dismissed at King-! ston penitentiary on suspicion of ing supplied tobacco to convicts. coughs, boala throat -4 ;