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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta fiHGE FOUR THE LETHBRTDGE DAILY HERAL^ XetbDrtDflc, Hltjcrta I* ^ DAILY AWO WKKKLY . PreprletQra and Pabllther* WM LETHBRIOGE HERALD PRINT. INQ COMPANY, LIMiTEO M of Education can maie himself strong at the beginning of his administration, by making it clear that new citizens now coming to the country must be taught the English language and that the German ''eld the territory gained at that time unless they lacked the men to hold it. Back home in Germany the people must wonder -what has caused the defeat, and it will take a good deal ot explaining to satisfy the already war I weary Germans. The ease with which I the allies have been able to drive ' back the enemy in recent weeks is a confession of weakness on the part of the enemy. It means tliat he lacka the resources to put up a real fight to hold back the allies. And- the retirement, with such great loss is bound to have a marked effect on the morale not only of the^ army but of the people. When will the war end? If the present push can be kept. up, so that the Gerznan army will not have the opportunity to gather together and prepare for battle,' the end may coma much sooner than we imagine. Thei German people will lose heart and so will the soldiers, and a weakened morale will cripple the fighting �forces very' rapidly. The danger is that Germany may throw up its hands and ask for peace before it is properly punished. It it sees the odds ot battle - against it and realizes that America is in the war to the limit, it may want to quit and sue for peace ^PICKED UP m-* PASSING f^STTSS Creston, B. C, estimates the -yalue of its fruit crop this year at ?oO,000. The operation of one man street cars may be permitted in Saskatchewan. -Md. R. C. Marshall announces that he is a candidate for mayor of Calgary. It is estimated that 1636,000 -will come into Alberta through the recent increase of wages oa the railways. Fire completely destroyed the plant of the St. Thomas Pure Milk Co. Loss about ?30,000, London's new Technical School, one ot the largest and most up-to-date in th� Dominion, was opened. Wm. Dure, one of the best kjiown farmers and stock raisers of Minne-dosa, Man., is dead. Geo. Fleming, a pioneer resident ot .Velson. B.C., and formerly of Orillla, Out., and Reglna, Sask., is dead. Anson Dupuis. ten years old, was smothered in a cave-in of a sand pit at Sandwich, where he and othar lads were playing. Waterloo Council ordered its Town Solicitor to resign, alleging inefficient service and not attending all the Council's meetings. Lieut. A. Flemhig Christie, son of Rev. Dr. D. Christie, pastor of Westminster Church, Winnipeg," has been killed in action. The Stratford Police Committee refused to grant the request of the policemen for a 15 per cent, increase in wages. Emile Gergeon, from Montreal, was fined $500 at North Bay foj wrongfully wearing a returned soldier's badge. More than 1,000 Winnipeg troops either have already gone or "have made application to go to the harvest fields, . The Canadian Bar Association adopted recommendations forthe adop- Thos, W. Prout, well known citizen ot Portage la Prairie, is dead. R. .T. Mulligan, former warden of Victoria county, died at Omemeo, Ont. "tir. A. Fovirt, coroner. Edmonton, lost part of a hand, being accidentally shot while duck shooting Rov. F. E. Boothroyd, formerly ot Taber, is now pastor ot Zion Methodist Church, St. John, N.B. Rev. John Mutch, ot Toronto, associate editor of Presbytorian publications. Is going overseas as n chaplain. Mushrooms have appeared in unprecedented numbers in Peol county during the past few days. An order in Council empowers the War Trade Board to co-ordinate the output and orders of iron and steel. Sir Edward Kemp, Bishop Fallon and Sir Clifford Sifton have sailed from England for Canada. Beverley Jones, ot Toronto, gave a farm he was awarded as a Fenian raid veteran to the Ssamen's Fund campaign. Senator Gideon D. Robertson is mentioned as .the probable appointee of the Government to the new C. N, R. board. J. D. McGregor estimates a 17 bushel per acre average on his two section farm on the Blackfoot reserve at Cluuy. A new freight yard constructed by the T.. H. & B. Railway at Victoria, near St. Thomas, will bo operated by the .M. C. R. A part ot the plant of the Corisoli-dated Mining and Smelting company at Trail, B.C., was destroyed \y fire when damage estfmated at between $40,000 and $50,000 was caused by fee fire. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER id, 19i8 Nothing higher than this has been reported yet. Many crops are going much lower than that. The encouraging feature is that, contrary to first expectations, tho whole district will �;et more than seed back from the crops,  PINCHER CREE.K. PlnCher Creek, Septi 8.-A week of beautiful weather followed the down pour of rain which fell over the entire district on Saturday and Sunday last. The grain - in stock received such a thorough wetting however, that even at the last ot tho week it was unfit to thresh. Saturday evening, again, ushered In a rain which tell continuously during the night and all Simday forenoon, and though the rain has ceased, the clouds are low and show no signs ot clearing. - As soon as weather conditions permit; threshing will bo commenced in this district. K Is thought that where fields were sowu comparatively late, the yields will be very good. But as an extra effort was made this past spring to get in evjery acre possible, a great many fields were killed cut by the drought, and this will pull down the average yield to a grave extent. Thiare isn't tho slightest doubt, how-ev.er, but that for the present, the rains of late have saved the pasture situation. threshing prelude, wheat and barley. Mr. J. Hv ArbhlUW has started lUs threshing rig also, beginning at Mr. E. N, VVoeku' wJU� fall rye and going south to tho farm.of Mossrs. Frod and James Qiilntonl" �This oiitlil also began on the fifth. No rocoras of yields have come to hand as yet. CORBMOST, Foremost, Sept, 7;-^Tho rain of last Sunday lienc.tratqtt the ground a considerable depth, thus aiding the plowing operations. ' CLARESHOLM. CJlaresholm, Sept. 7,-Threshing is in full swing in this district and the sainple of grain coming to the elevators has been all No. 1 so far. The yields on stubble crops are running fjCom 8 to 12 and in a few cases 15 bushels per acre. The summer fallow crops are holding up to expectiitlons, some yields are being reported at 32 bushels per acre, which is a very good yield tor this season.  MrLkrRlVER -Milk R!vor,.Sopt. T.-Wo are nil so sure of our tllstrlot here.thai il takes more than oite poor Crop to worry us. Many of the farmers are ali'oad.n' seeding rye and 'wheat, , All confidently look forward to 1�19 for a record yield. Tiireshing has Btarteil In only a few places, but these'Indicate tho yieUH are better tiian ejipected. ' MACLEOD Maclood, Sept. i).-Threshing is general this week, where men can be had to run the machines. I'here nro surprises In nlmost' every finld. Tho amount of grain, \yllh the quallly is a pleasant surprise tor the tarmei" wha a few weeks ago- told you he would have nothing to use a threshing nin-chine for this year. One man said, "On August Ist I -wpuld have sold out for four hundred bushels, and today I i.i.-ivc. threshed oyer . 1200 bushels of No. 1 wheat." From all parts of tho MacUod district i.a5 grain is reported Xo 1, and the quiin'.ity. is over tlio estimates. The rata of last Saturday and Sunday has again improved the feed problem, and much hay is being cut, this with tho.slraw will materially help out tlie 'feed proposition for the coming-winter. (From Our Own Coriospondent) Fernle, Sept, 9.-A dance which was to have been hold la Femie �n Saturday night "In aid ot the Ukrainian Labor Temple, Winnipeg," was stopped by the chief of police on inatrlic-tlons from the mayor. The, mayor had been told by an officer of the G.W.V. A. and the head of the LO.D.E, that tho Ukrainians wild purposed holding tho dance were Bolshevikl. This opinion liad been ,?ivea tJiem 'by two Slav business men In town. The mayor, fearing that trouble might rosult, put tho ban on the danco and also on a Ukrainian meeting which was to have been hold on Sunday. The matter is boiug taken up by Gladstone Local W.M.W. ot A., as a very larg^ number ot these people are members ot the organization. CARDSTON. Cardston, Sept. 7.-Threshing has begun In the Woolford district at the farm of Mr. C. M. Taylor who started on the Sth inst. at noon. He is ST.^ILDA St. Kilda,-Sept. 9.-r-The farmers of this district are .getting all the ground ready for 'next year that they possibly can and they are hoping for a big crop next season. The crops that were uot,;put in, .veiy .good this year did not amount to very much but the grain on' Bummertallow appears to gp pretty fair. IN THE PROVINCE Edmonton,-Sept. 7i-From reports received by the department during the past week, harvesting has proceeded^ with very little Interruption throughout the whole province. Local showers with light frost m a few districts but no damage reported, fn the Boutb-ern districts seventy-five per cent, of the grain is already in atook-threshing has started In a number ot Idfcali-tio.s and reported good samples and yield.s, iully justifying termer reports, -in a few places as high as \ forty bushels ot No. 1 has been marketed,- In others a yield from five to fifteen bushels is reported. .,.  " Optimistic reports continue to como from the Peace River district Good harvesting weather prevailed dtirJne the whole week with two degrees of frost one night only. The wheat bar-vest is general and a large acroago has already been put in stock. Tho oat harvest, however, will not be ready for another week or ten days but promises a splendid yield over a largo ac-' reage. �-- .1 i ;, LABOR We are still short about two hundred harvest hands. A number have been received from the eastern excursions, 'during the past week, but not sufficient to nleet all demands, Restrictions on Immigration from points in tho United States, having been discontinued by the Federal authorities, wo hope to receive an increasing number from the south. LETHBRIDGE'S OWN GENERAL. Brigadier-General Sterwart's recog-altlon by the French authorities Is not aurpnsing to those familiar with the place he has gained in Prance since the war started. General Stewart Is very modest; he exacted a /promise that nothing should said bout him through the press or on .'the platform. And the promise was . made, but alnce the' French have placed thel^. approval upon Tiis military services 'by giving him the Cross of War -we are goteg to break the promise, so far as to say . that General Stewart is recognized as one of the most efficient artillery officers ia the Held today. He knows his business and tnows It well. Today- he is a brigadier; he may rise to even bigh� rank, Ijut whatever he is today or may be tomorrow, he has won wholly on Ills merits as a soldier. It wasn't f uU, or It wasn't favoritism that made Jack Stewart a brigadier-general, it was his excellent qualities as an ar-tUlery officer. Gen. Stewart Is very popular with his men. He is aa approachable ntiw as be was when he was Lieut-Colonel. The men can come to him with their troubles, knowing that they will be listened to and helped. Popular is a very common word, and often used out of place, but Gen. Stewart Is all that-and more than that he is respected, admired and-If the expres- - sloq is not too effeminate to attach to one man's thoughts ot another , man-Joved. , before there has been a complete d&;, tion of uniform divorce la-ws so far teat of its armies. There are certainj as possible in all the provinces, elements in all countries willing' to accept an early peace _ but they are a small minority. The bulk of 'the people want a hundred per cent, peace. That is what'Tjijcre' Sain" is after. The American confesses- his country went into the war very late bnt he says now that he is going .to make up for his delay by staying In the game until it is won,and the aspirations and spirit of the enemy are crushed. He wants to get over the Rhine; he wants to give Kaiser Bill a dose of.his o-wn medicine; a bombing here and there every day in the week, and be ii likely to carry out his plans. Germany will get a taste of air-raiding -in the next few months that will turn the German people yellow. Hands will go up and peace will be demanded. Watch and see. Tbe end of the war is nearer maybe than most of us imagine, hut that end whenever It comes must bring with it complete victory. If not, then it will not mean the end, it will be merely a recess. resourceful able men, one of our big men, and Canada ought to have his services in some capacity or other at this time. Hon. Newton Rowell is wasting time corresponding with Lucien Cannon, M.P, for Dorchester. He might as well try to argue with the Kaiser about the merits ot the nations engaged in the war. The Winnipeg Free Press has an editprial "Summer has Stopped." Wbo stopped it? It is still summer around here. But then Winnipeg always did have long winters and short summers. The C. P. K. seems to enjoy taking Advantage of s country that is at its mercy. .J, D. McGregor has ault the Pood ^Board. He eays there was no frlc-'- tlop whatever with the other mem-'.-fce'rs. It is ft, thankless Job but he , �homd have remained on the bpard. Hft.is too valuable a man to losel J. ft, 'McGregor j8 one of Canada's real The C. P. R. brings people lato a country and guarantees them adequate railway facilities. And then when it gets them in, and is not facing any competition, it cuts down the facilities. It pays to be honest. An epigram attributed to U. S. Con-gresaman Gallivan reads: "Rum has more enemies In public and more friends in private than any other substance the world bas ever known." So some breaths would lead us to believe. ' As a fair illustration of the rabbit pest in certain portions of New Zealand, and especially in the drier sections of the South Island, it is stated that on ah estate lately taken over by the New Zealand Government, comprising 12.446 acres of freehold and a pastoral run of 19,230 acres, there were killed or captured about 120,000 rabbits in order to clear up the property so as to make il aullablo for the location of returned soldiers. This qught to liave helped relieve the food shortage. . Lieut. F. J. S. Martin, of Sault Ste Marie, former crown attorney for Al-1 goma, was killed In action. He was a son of the late Edward Martin, K.C., Hamilton. The Manitoba farmers are expecting to receive eight million dollars for potatoes this year. The potato crop is estimated at ten million bushels, the largest ever produced. The chief candidate^ in the coming fall elections for governor of New York are to be C. S. Whitman, retiring governor. Republican and A. B. Smith, Democrat. Hon. Dr. Cody, Ontario's Minister of Education, Is going to England and France to study educational problems in connection with the re-estab>. lishment of returned soldiers. A sentence by court-martial at London of five years' penal servitnde on a deserter was reduced by the authorities in Ottawa to 42 days' detention. Rev. J. Rowell of Winnipeg has accepted a call from the Vernon Baptist church. Mr. Rowell has been engaged In military Y.M.C.A. work overseas. General Sir Joliu Maxwell, speaking In �i'ork. Eng., said that we should find there would very shortly be a crack in the German power and when once cracked it would crapk utterly. Laval University, Quebec, conferred on J. H. Grisdale, Director of the Experimental Farms of the Dominion, the title of Doctor in Agricultural Science. Laundry workers, numbering 300, went on strike at Vancouver. The strike ia confined mostly to women workers, who demand a minimum wage scale of |12 per week- > Miss Ruth Walker, B.A., of Woodstock Collegiate Institute staff has, after competitive examination, been asked by the Dominion Government to join the Civil Service Commission at Ottawa. Robert Bain, formerly superintendent of the Halifax cable station, has been appointed superintendent ot the Bamtield cable station, succeeding Superintendent Smith, who has -been transferred to Sydney, Australia. The first four days' operation ot the canning kitchen by the Girls' Service Battalion at Niagara Falls, Ont., has resulted in 2,311 pounds of jam being put up by the young ladies, besides tomato ketchup amd pickled beets. At Quebec Jos. B. Guay. of Chlcou-timl, . Que., was presented with the Military Cross earned at the front by valor by his son, Lieut. P. G. Guay, who was killed some time ago. Lieut. Guay was at one time private secretary to the Hon. Wilfried Garlepy, Minister of Municipal Affairs at Edmonton, Alberts. Lieut. G. H. Burns, son of Mrs. W. J. Bums, of Deloralne, Man., listed as killed in action, left Winnipeg as a private with the 43rd battalion Cameron Highlanders. He won the Military Cross at Somme fight, wis awanj'd a bar to the crow and a bron;*; medal for valor. Since June of last year Us �ae panted his com-mitafna. iTHETNEED YOUR HELP! If it were possible to take every "Canadian put into the heart of thisibloody struggle, and there, for one month let him experience the deprivation, sacrifice and suffering our dear-boys are enduring in their great battle for*the freedom of the world, this fund of $500,000 for their relief would.be many times over-subscribed. Have you everXmisseda^ meal, been caught ma cold, drenching rain, fatigued, weary and chilled to the bone, and some one gave you a cup of hot coffee? Have you ever b^en in a strange place for hours and hours/in the broiling sun, sleepy, hungry, aching for rest, and some one took you in, gave you a place to sit, something to eat and a chance to sleep? Have you ever been homesick, lonely and "blue," and cheered5^p, "made over" by some old familiar music?--Then you know in a I'm all way what "army huts" do for our brave heroes. * WONT YOU GIVE HIM WHAT YOU WOULU WAHJ IF YOU WERE 'OVER THERE?" Dioiuimon Wide ^rmy tliat Appeal 65175319 ;