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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THF LETHKRIDGE DAILY HERALD MONDAY, SEPTEMBER K, 1914' 2Letbbdb0e DAILY AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally, delivered, per year..... Daily, by mail, per year...... .Weekly, by'mail, per year...- J4.00 3.00 1.00 1252 TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Offlco A. Buchanan John Torrsnse Director AS THE SITUATION STANDS V.'tiilc the nws up. to indicates that tie German forcc-s arc retiring, abandoning in many cssas -.var ma- te-ial the decisive stags of the battle has yet to be reached. The situation, hov.-sver, is rarticuloriy optimistic, iff the enemy does not appear to be offering much in the way of offensive effort to the advance of tlio Allies. Very little is heard of the German army "with which the Kalsw is pres- ent, and which is apparently in tha region oE the Ardennes between Mouse and Uie Moselle. The uuturo of the country here is difficult, and it may the retiring trcops are ea- dea'voring to effect a jiuiction where, in entrenched positions, probably bat- tls will be given. The siege of Paris nioy ba consider- ed practically abandoned unless any- thiag o! an untoward description takes place, and there is a "ccmc back." This reliaquishiasnt' of tho original German plan is significant. "-MJliUry experts agree that there would not be much of a strategic na- ture in occupying Paris, but it would be a spectacular move whics the Ger- man army wouM be the las; to deny itself were it practicable. The aban- donment, therefore, we must great patriotic gathering in Leth-, but because wo believe the moment is rive for a heart to heart talk with our people on their respon- sibilities as citizens, and the sacri- fices they must make in the great crisis which faces civilization and liumoerary in the present war. Not for Hag waving or Jingoistic utter- ances should the meeting .be called, but for a clear, sane and honest pres- entation of our duties at this critical period in our history as a part of the Empire. We are at war but very few seem to realise it. As a part of the Empire we have our duties and responsibilities. We must make sacrifices, if not of our'lives on the battlefield, then in our home, business and civic life. To Impress these re- sponsibilities upon the people it would be well to hold a great meeting and arouse the patriotic spirit of the people to action. So far the patriotic womon of tile city have assumed most of tha responsibilities. They raised the only money yet collected for re- lief and since then they have been providing refreshments for departing troops and are now busy knitting warm things for the soldier boys. What about the men? We can't knit ive can help. It is true we may have contributed a inite on the tag day but what is that compared with the boys who have gone the front, PICKED UP IN ASSING FOR THE BUSY MAN Donald MeMostor, K.C., M.P, has placed his home at Virginia- Water, England, at the disposal of the war office for the use, primarily, If pos- sible, by the Canadian troops. Private. Cos. of tho 80th Rifles, Win- nipeg, who died of typhoid in the mili- tary hospital at Quebec, was little known. He evidently had come to ipeg from some outside point to enlist. He gave his horse as Essex, England, and his age as 29. The farm value of Uie four leading cereal crops of the U. S., together with the value of the hay crop, shows a total increase over Uie value of the same crops last year of according to the U. S. government September crop report. The following representatives of the V. M. C. A. have been chosen to ac- company the Canadian troops to Eng- land: II. A. Pearson, Toronto; Al- bert Piquegnat. Stratford; H. White- prepared to sacrifice their lives on j man, Quebec, and Charles Graham, the altar of democracy and national righteousness. Only a mere pHtauce. u'e will admit times are hard ami money is scarce, but it is the same story the world over. What we give or do to help must with most of us be a sacrifice. These are days of sacri- fice. The more we sacrifice the bet- ter will be our citizenship, the truer will be our loyalty. Probably all that we can do will be to relieve the home folks, who on account of tho war, have lost their employment and face the prospect of a hard winterY The money raised by the womea on tag Amherst, N. S. Private Jack de Salles, of the llth Fusiliers, Vancouver, expired sudden- ly at Valcartler from an attack of In- digestion while in tho ranks of his regiment. He vfas about 42 years of age and had seen service in three campaigns. In announcing the suspension of Gil Bias, a well known Paris literary and artistic journal, the editor says: "Gil Bias is a paper of youth, produced for young men. Hardly a member of the eessUy. and pc-iats to aa alreatl; moralised, if not defeated, foe, which the new offensive movement I in EeiF-mm ad'Js a further menace. be 'wisely spent, but that it -staff or a printer remains. .We have meet all the requirements is j other duties on the frontier. to imagine. The hardest This is our last edition till Uie war is of the war period are ahead ACTION. IS JUSTIFIABLE lot us. With winter not far away, and -work fe nil probability getting scarcer there foreclosures as pie rd likely oe neca for furtl-er a. assistance. Let us prajare now. We anourf d m th.sido not suggest any All iuatiSable and foiiy warrant-r er claims cirvomstances aad others find it impossible to mortgage tirLS ti> s J ear Men who Lave tea! estate on tie rvraent. plan are j' nnatetojay What is the sens" of j Mr P. B Bennett, MP Calgarj, mortgages or-cancelling i might be invited to speak at the meet- German official state- meat was received in London iby the Marconi Wireless Telegraph company TroEessors of the leading German nsk jV'th'at -tie citizens rally to- j universities have declared their in- Esther In'tib" common -cause of hu-itention to renounce all distincUons bestowed upon them by British univer- I TOUalJ. on battle2elds of of sale bseauao of the fail- lire to fulfill the contract? If put up sities or learned societies on account of Great- Britain's .-attitude In the war" ins. All of us. know Mr. Bennett as a political speaker, but we him f "Wiihelm tie the i title .borne by the Kaiser, according to Izidor W Held, of New ork, who at were anr price oifersd, it glso-sa a patriotic- c Lzen, well "W I am% ed recently in London from Ber- w ml in all likelihood be away belo-i to rouse people to tueir responsibilt- j Dr Helfl saia ]t WRS Mw con the real value and not 3ufflc.ent io'trf" loca1 men could (gidered that the Kaiser -aas more il the loan or payments due Thi also iu'n in presenung the appeal for Alberta. Legislature meets next month i service and sacrifice, and it might very well pass leglsia-1 jiavor Hardic can rail the meeUng t.oa to safeguard tae oeopie wao can people "ftlll do the rest ob'iiiations on mort r gages ani real esti'e paympnts Such j Jes-s'ation neccMari'v-wouia have to! ThB Wegtataster Galett6 reports 'be carefully drafted for, as the Med cine Hat News' very well says: alters of this must nec-s be dea t cmftously so thac those who are in stra vened cir that at his last Manriew with the l Russian military authorities before lustnous than anv other Wilhelm, and so the, Tord "great" was no longer believed to espress -to the fullest ex- tent his glorious achievement; T. A, Fee. Of. the firm of .Pee and Stevens, anaacial brokers, Vancoayer, was made the oibject of a scathing letter of condemnation to the Vancou- the war prince Hohenlohe, the Aus-1 ver 'board of trade; written by P. W. triaa MiUtary Attache, expressed sur Rounsfell, who quoted various state- iji-ise that the should be of an intensely disloyal nature cuiutan-es or an invoked so many automobiles jc-edited to 3fr Fee, and called upon through the present unforeseen crisis tag Se realark. the boa-a to take some action In the may ne tided over, but not that those L able to pay should :be given an oppor- tunity oi just debts for the preser.t.' ,Jh foreclosing .mortgages DOW a farmer IE d and the holder of the mortgage is not able to-dis- pose of tho at aavantage There will be a needless sacrifice all round This should be avoided, and if necessary legislation passed to avoid it. should. be A WONDERFUL EMPIRE money, and themselves to the cause of Britain in this war, Indian troops are now fighting for the Bmmre In tneae in ciderts you have the most eloquent of tributes-to the British Empire made up is of men oi all races, creeds and colors; it is solid mass of prepared to sacrifice hfe and .fortunes cause of the Empire. so'niething.real in thil Empire, critics to the contrary. There is something real, so real that It in spires men with a. passion of love for their common does not exist in times love that of peace but even is IBQPC dent I when-the .Empire is in danger. It is what that stands for.that appeals to the people throughout ita Tast area. Freedom, the word that thrills us with-its wonderful meamng, the possession of every Empire BUbloct _ Freedom Is liberty and no matter whether it be m the isles of the sea, in Africa or India, Canada or the Antipodes, liberty reigns where- ever the British Empire holds snay wo wonder then ludlin Trincps offer their jewels and money to uphold that Empire" In itj struggle to free other nations from the possible dotn ittacy oi n iioyrer imowms not tioerty ud freedom ai we know it A TIME FOR SACRIFICES l becNiiae i'uu success of the 4o we tag youre are Se re was the pa'ter, Mr Fee be-ng a member Austrian roads .that boay that the Rnswans are advancing to Advices received from Belgian ofnc jial sources say that when the Ger mans marched the Jesuits from Lou A Jewish medical student of to Brussels they executed one has been decorated by the Czar pnest upon whom they found the miluary cross of St George for a alary of recent events m Louvam, conspicuous bravery in hghting which were several unpleasant re Germans Considering the Icious ferentes to the German action This treatment meted out by Russia to thejaccouat sajs that the other priests, Jews in the past, this is remarkable endeavored to turn their heads, It is to be sincerely desired that to witness his execu outcome of this -war will be a proper recognition of the Jews in Russia. The Poles are to be recogmz [i 1 as worthy ot sell government and the Jews should be given all the rights of citi- zenship Rus'sia, after the war, will possess the opportunity to lift Itself to a much- higher plane among the nations .of the .world, by abandoning its'hltherto autocratic methods The eagerness of the boys to go to A copy of the official announce ment in London .of the gift of a naval hospital from the women of Canada has'been received at Ottawa and Is as follows: "The women of Canada, through HRH the Duchess of Con naught, have offered to build, equin and-.rnaintain a naval hospital for. the officers and men ot the ROyal Navy. This generous gift has.been accepted by the Admiralty with deep gratitude war is even surpassed by.the willing The new hospital will -be supplement- sacriSces parents inalce as.a iimnuni. duty. A, lad fourteen -years old man- aged to get to' Valcartler with one of the Winnipeg :corps. L He made him- self out to -be older. He was-prepared to. practise deception In order to go to the front. He must have been born Imbued with- the fighting spirit. Far more striking the case of the Mont- whoge only surviving son of sis boys was offered for sen-ice. The other five had died and the old gentleman was left- with the boy as his only companion. Duty made his call and the father sftid to the boy: "Go. Your country needs you even more than I do." With such spirit existing in Canada, no one need fear that' this, Dominion is not prepared to send contingent after contingent to Europe, if need be, to help the Motherland in its struggle to uphold honor jyid decency amongst the na ary 10 the Rojal Naval Hospital at Haslar, and will be known as the 'Canadian Women's Hospital.'" French Canadian military men de- clare that the article in 'L'Autorite was greatly exaggerated when it stat- ed that the number of French soldiers at Valcartler camp was placed at four hundred, while matter of fact there are about a thousand men from Uie different French Canadian regi- ments under arms there go to tho front. A 'Montreal officer stat- ed that there were 300 from the 65th, and 200 from theiSoth, while 200 men went from the 54th Sherbrooke regi- ment, with other detachments from the 83rd, S6th; tli6. Chicou- timl and Temfscbuta In addition to these, he that there number of French Can- adians with the Victoria Rlfler and the Highlanders, Gmnuf ttyti Certain-teed ROOFING one of the most popular products becauM it stands for huih quality, rcnsonnble price, nuJ loutf scjvlcc on the roof. Hisguarau- teed S years for l-ply. 10 ycart for 2-ply and 15 yenrs for S-ply, und this g-unrantec la backed by the bl buildiac paper mills. THE NEWSTAPEK PUBLICITY LAW. Ha Application to Othtr ixttlona The Newspaper Publicity enacted ty Congress Sonla time ago, ought to ba applied to many other business orsanlsa- tlojis. This' law provitlea that all publications must flla an aiB- davit wltlutho Postmaster Gen- eral setting foi'th full ilmfotrtia- tion concerning their ownership, mannsomcnt, circulntlon, etc.. A copy of this affidavit must be printed In certain designated Is- sues oC the piper, and a marUed copy thereof Ills3 with the Post- muster General, to do this Trill authorize the Post- master General to deny the use of tho mails to the attending publication. This eliminated many iiowspapar evils, such as .-the paid editorial, the-overstatement of circulation, and hidden own- ership. All this hsa been attained by the simple rem-. edyot publicity I A similar law applied to other organisations would work equal- ly well and would eradicate many eras, much, corruption and mismanagement For instance. If labor organisations were -re- quired: to publish' full informa- tion as to their objects and their transactions, and'to make public en account of their moneys, dues, etc., many abuses that 1st -would be removed. Labor organisations-'should not curry favor frora leglslatu res and Congress any more than business organizations, and they have no. risat to special exemption from anti-trust legislation. A labor union Is a form of labor trust Labor unions orsiinlzeil for- honest aad lawful purposes are necessary and desirable to hold in check encroachments or un- just but when, they invoke the aid of Congress for special exemptions merely copyiiig' unjust methods of other monopolies. Business should be required to give full publicity as to prices, volume of'business, methods of operation, etc., eo as to give each competitor tha risht con- clusions concerning- their par- ticular field of industry. We need publicity of all busi- ness organizations to cure tha evils of miemanaBement, and we need U for labor well, to bring a stop to their frequent abuse and their underhand meth- ods of attaining unlawful ob- jects A law nhich could pro- duce such results would fartajf capital and! labor Into the open field and their dlfferenc-s would be less and they could be settl-d mqra amicably than they now; There is c dealer in your locality who ban- I dies Certsbt-tfed Products. 2f youcottfiult e'ffiUbcclad toeiTe joa foil inform? lon fibODtoyr goods niid will quote you rea- pnccs cm them Be aare tha We stand benlna General Roofing Company won SAW SECRETARY OF WAR VISITED HOS- PITALS WHERE VICTIMS OF THE WAR WERE UNDER TREATMENT London, Sept. Earl Kitchener, the secretary ot state for war, paid a surprise visit on Saturday Thomas hospital and some St. proudest mon today are the hundred or moro sick and wounded soldiers, just back from the firing lino, whom he naw and spoke to. It was just after four o'cmK in the afternoon when the nurses came hur- rying into tiii Alexandra, Florence and Victoria wards with the somc- vrtat cryptic announcement: "A visit from the war office- at In' a trice iurrowcti counterpanes and tumbled sheets were smoothed and tucked in, while the thick slices of bread .and butter and jam, which the patients seem to consume Ell day, were hastily stowed away in bud lockers or placed on window sills and covered with newspapers. Scarcely had the corner man in each ward re- ceived the nurses' parting injunction: "Please keep you legs down and let your bed look when a tall, deep-chested man, who carried him- self straight as a lamp, appeared at tie threshold oi the Alexandra ward, preceded by the senior sister. A sud- d3B thrill of mingled awe, delight and and astonishment, seemed to pene- trate the entire ward. "Why, it's was the sur- prised whisper that ran irom lip to lip. Each patient instinctively straightened his shoulders on his pil- low. Some tried painfully to sit bolt upright in led. It was no slern faced soldier that the eyes of even- patient followed, but a kindly smiling solicitous "civil- ian, in morning dress and carrying a silk hat. Lord Kitchener made a point of stopping at practically every bed in all three wards, inquiring as to each patient's and the na- ture of his wound. His chat with Trooper Craig, of the Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, was typical. "How are you getting on V asked Lord Kitchener in his cheery ringing voice, as he approached the bed, fol- lowed by Sir George Arthur, one of the secretaries. "All. risjht, answered Trooper Craig. your "The Irish Dragoons." "How did you get that hand "My horse threw and stamped on sir, jrat before it was killed by a in a charge in Belgium." "Ah but you got into them, didn't you Lord Kitchener continued, with a knowing air. "Oh, yes, sir, we answered Trooper. Craig with a laugh. "There are some more waiting for you, you was Lord Kitchen- FEAR IS SINGES? ON HIE EVE ITALIAN COMMANDER MAKES STUDY OF SENSATIONS OF SOLDIERS UNDER FIRE1 Berlin, Sept. 11 psycholog- ical studies as to the sensations of the soldier who faces a shower of bul- lets, which were written hy Col Margiarotti of the Italian army, are published as timely m Bohemia, a newspaper in Prague. The question as to how a soldier feels at the height of battle was put to about men who had seen service in Tripoli Almost to a man they agreed that the sensation er- penenced in battle itself was not as strong as tho fear before the battle The most excitable moment was that in which the first shots The worst experience of most of the soldiers was having tq, stand ctill in line of battle it was the greatest reliel imaginable to be ordered to run forward. Some said their sensations in battle included trembling, tears, hair stajwXig on end, hoarseness, and even yawning 'x All of the replies indicated f hat the solilicri were largely mlliion-JCd liy-the conduct of their immediate superiors. Askod, whether it was patriot sm, oath of fiilelitv, or the thoughts of penalties to which they were liable that 'led men forward to thett duty, almost .all, of the men replied "I went forward because my lieutenant went The officers above lieutenants were rarely merinoned, for the men did not coine much in contact with. them. It has been claimed by ,maiiy his- torians that such valiant soldiers as Henrv IV and daring bstjics. Dr H. C Wctmore, et. John, iN. B, 18 to niwcewl life Hon Robert Maxwell as demttjr telvcfgencrel tor New D er's parting shot, trooper laughed. and again the WAR CROWDS CHURCHES AS NEVER BEFORE MANY PRIESTS AT FRONT Pans, Sept. 12. The TOT has brought about a .great religious re- vival in Paris. Hundreds of women are