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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ^3 * I k* fcAGEFOUR THE LETMBHJPOE.I DjJLY HERALD iLethbtibge Ifoeralfc . Xetbbrtoge, alberta ^ DAILY AND WEEKLY .' V Proprietor* and Publisher* ICHi LKTHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT-� INQ COMPANY, LIMITED |M ��h Street South, Lethbrldo* W. A. Buchanan \ k*r*at6�iit and Managing DIraetor ftk* Torrance   Buslnats Manajar IMPRESSIONS our men in the forests. Buatneat klitorkl TSLRPHONE* Ottlco ............MM Offioa ............... MM Subscription Ratsai Baity, Celivered, per week .p�rr Datly, delivered, per year .....%hM tk.Ur, br mail, per rear ......$4.0* Weekly, by mall, per year .....tlM JsVaokly, by mall, par year to TJ.8..$�. Data* of. aiplry ot anbacrlptiona appear daily on address labeL Accept-Moa of papers cite, axplrati&n da*n to ur authority to continue the aub-aciiptios. the progress Of the war. Just when Germany thinks it is handling the only blow Foch is delivering at the moment, along he comes and hangs them in .another part of the. world altogether. For a moment the western front seemed to be the allies' only fighting ground, but unexpectedly the Serbs and allied troops became active in -the- east. That was not all, for Palestine is now the scene of heavy fighting. These strokes o� the allies mean that Turkey and Bulgaria can't help Germany on the western front. We may texpect another drive from tho Italians and then the Austrians will be kept busy and the Kaiser will be compelled to look after the western front alone and reinforce .his pals in - Bulgaria, Palestine and Austria as well. All the war news is cheerful, so far as the allies are concerned. Germany isn't able to come back; she is trying bard but fails in all her attempts. On the west the allies make progress and St. Quentin may soon be in their hands. Both French and British are battering away in that vicinity. Around St. Mihjel comparative quiet reigns, but the Americans will stir things up there very soon. | Both nature's gifts. France and Britain's sacrifices are not confined to men, and money, and in the case of the former, desolation of great sections of tho country, countries pride themselves on England and France, in many respects, remind one continually of a great and beautiful park. In the past it was considered a criminal offense to mutilate the trees in the glorious forests of both countries, but today-in tho period of the great war-thousands of theso noble trees have been felled, with the permission and by the orders of the governments of both countries. What does a tree amount to here and there if we can win the war? it might be asked. Just as much as the Gait gardens mean to us in Lethbridge. If the government ordered the authorities here to destroy the trees in the square to provide fuel in a case of dire need of fuel on the part of our people, there would be feelings of sorrow in every true Lethbridge heart. So it is in France and Britain. The trees are being cut down by the countless thousands because they are required for all manner of war effort. And so, the people over there, find it hard to give up these treasures of the forests. No lover of nature is pleased at the wiping out of nature's gifts, the trees, the shrubs, the flowers, or the imposing hillside. Germany's appetite for war drove out of its mind all love-of nature: the all-prevailing idea with its "people was world domination. Its guns have torn the hillsides into heaps of ugliness; entire forests have! been obliterated and today only ghaBtly stumps mark the once beautiful woods, and as for shrubs and flowers, they have been blotted out with all the glory that came to Germany in the destruction of the artistic and 3rcn'tectural beauties of Rheims, Louvain, Arras, Ypres and countless other cities and towns of France and Belgium. The curse of war was thrust upon "IF ........... 1 - spent only a night in Rouen; it was a lively night, too, for enemy" airmen bombed the city. Rouen is a busy back-of-tho-llnos headquarters. It is a favorite resting spot for officers and men and it is also the home of army hospitals, and training camps The new American army Is familiar to this beautiful old city, and its adjacent countryside. Motoring out of Rouen, we must have travelled for miles along a road that was absolute ly hidden by trees that rose to great heights on either side and embraced each other over the smooth, well kept highway. The forests around Rouen can hardly be equalled in the world. We have the great forests of the mountains but around Rouen wo were in a rich and fertile country and quite often we would pass lands full of crop to the roadside, and pas Hires with cattle and horses, and sheep, but always about us, somewhere, were the forests. Conches where we saw tho Canadian Forestry Corps operating for the first time in France, is in this Rouen country of massive trees. The Conches Forest was privately owned and France appropriated it for war service. This forest seemed to be boundless. Wc moved about it on a light railway, designed, constructed and operated by the Canadian Railway Corps. We travelled miles along this little road and never saw the horizon. Trees were on every side. Much timber has been cut here, but thousands upon thousands of huge trees remain. There is a big saw mill in tho forest, just about as big and modern a saw mill as you would expect to find on the Ottawa river or the Columbia river in the mountains. At Conches we found German prisoners working alongside the Canadian lumberjack. He seemed to be a good worker, too and didn't appear to be downcast over his location. Evidently the safety of the forest of Conches was preferable to the dangers of the trenches. Some of these fellows gloried in the Iron Cross; the Kaiser's recognition was exposed prominently on a dozen or more jackets and not hidden in a vest pocket. It may be interesting to present a few figures about the operations of MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1918 the world by Germany. Nature's i our Forestry Corps in France. There THE KAISER'S APPEAL TO THE WORKERS. Kaiser William's direct appeal to the Krupp workers is an acknowledgement of the despair that exists amongst the war lords. It was the Kaiser'? first appearance before war �workers. He would not have appaar-ed at all had the war been going well. William Hohenzollern is now trying to stimulate the weary working classo* with a lot of clap trap about the cause of the war. He also says he tried to shorten the war. He certainly did, but failed. He broke his pledge to Belgium in bis eagerness to take Paris and reach a quick decision. But Providence, whom he says is hiB partner in this war, rnled against him. A tew more personal visits from the Kaiser ought to convince the German workers that their monarch is the greatest prevaricator in the world II they were not deluded, the visit of last week would be sufficient. JUST DUPES*"OF THE GERMANS. The Bolsheviki, at the beginning of their reign In Russia, were welcomed by a certain class, as the ambassadors of a new world in which wealth and iwsition would be shared equally by 11 the people. Lenine and Trotsky came to be looked upon as saviours of the down-trodden classes. They were  extolled as apostles of a new Magna Charta of human rights. Very many idealists sincerely believed in them and their pretensions. But Lenine and Trotsky were not apostles serving humanity; they were merely dupes of the greatest enemy of humanity, Germany. They claimed to be saviours, and caught the masses With their cries, while at the very noment they were filling their pockets with German gold. Too often have innocent people fallen into the bands of hypocrites. The exposures, concerning Lenine and Trotsky, should convince the common people of Rubs fa that they cannot depend upon agitators of the Bolsheviki type. What Russia requires is a stable government in the bands of sane advocates of a sane democracy. Apropos of the discussion of the question "Should We Pray for the Kaiser?" a correspondent of the New York Outlook pertinently remarks: "The question might be settled with much satisfaction as well as brevity with the prayer said to have been offered by a minister in a Northern church during our Civil War: 'O Lord, bless our enemies, with defeat in the Held and repentance in their hearts'." gifts could not stand in the way, and so it destroyed them. Pity it is, that France and Britain in order to combat the beasts from over the Rhine, were compelled to resort to the destruction of some ot nature's gifts, too, %ttt wholly in self defence. Timber means much in war, especially in trench warfare. Millions of feet aire used in every Imaginable phase ot -war activity, the railroads, the buildings, the trenches, the hospitals, gun emplacements; it is impossible to go into the war zone and not find timber put to some use or other. The great portion of this timber is coming from the great forests of Britain and France. Early in the war America shipped timber over but carriage by ship became too costly and the timber in the private forests of France and Britain had to be appropriated. The Forestry Corps was organized on a military basis, to handle these operations. This Forestry Corpa is Canadian. Very few forestry units have been raised in other allied countries. The Canadian woodsman is just the man for this work; he hasn't his equal anywhere. He !.s the wonder of France and Britain. It is this lumberjack's job to cut down these massive trees that we have been talking about. He does his job a thousand times better than the German's guns. He goes into Windsor Forest, the forest on the King's Windsor estate. He eats, sleeps and works in that panorama of woodland and glen, hidden away from the life of London and the neighboring suburbs. He cuts down the trees, saws the logs into timber in a sawmill on the spot and sends it off by train to the channel and thence to France. But our lumberjack doesn't cut all the trees ia this forest. He works on a system, a tree here and a tree there, but never all in a row. The young trees are not touched; it is the old trees that get the saw and the axe. The Britisher reveres age and it is painful to him to have all these grand old trees levelled to the ground but he knows that it has to be done if the worst curse of the ages is to be felled. It is a comfort to him to know that the forest Is no', being car ried away root and branch, as the Germans w.uld do, if tbf.v plastered it with their shells. He knows that the young trees will soon grow up and the .forest will still be a forest and not a miserable wilderness of stumps. In Scotland, the woodsman is busy with his axe, too, but on the system that takes one tree and saves a half dozen others. We visited Windsor Forest and saw the operations there. In our journeys by train and motor in other sections of the Isles, we saw the Forestry Corps at work. In France, t was the same, the Canadian woodsman, the axe and the saw, the mill, and the system. One day we motored from Rouen to Conches Forest. We are fifty-one saw mills and two re-saw plants, all not very far distant from the war zone. Conches is less than half a day's motor ride from the Arras front, and ot course much nearer to Amiens. During the first six months of this year, over 183,000,000 feet board measure of sawn product have been produced, and, if approximate comparative values are given to the quantities of sawn lumber, round timber, and fuel produced, the value of the sawn lumber is almost 85% of the total value of the products of the Corps. At the present time, sawn lumber is being produced at the rate of over 1,400,000 feet per day and in order to meet the heavy demands of the armies for standard gauge and other sleepers in connection with their railway construction programs over 350,-000 sleepers are being produced each week. The main sources of Bupply of standing timber for this sleeper production are the oak forests of Normandy and Central France, and the immense pine areas of the "Landes," south of Bordeaux. This latter area comprises over 2,000,000 acres of almost flat sand lands, which have been planted with Maritime pine since the end of the 18th century. One of the main sources of supply of sawn lumber, in addition to the sources mentioned previously, are the large fir and spruce forests in the mountains of the east of Frnace, in the department of the Vosges, Doubs and Jura, which are being largely operated by the Canadian Forestry Corps for the French Army. The forests In the former of these departments are mainly located in mountainous country, presenting many difficulties from a lumberman's point of view, and in one case the timber has to be lowered by cable to the mill down a slope of over 4~> degrees. In the most of the operations of the, Corps, the logs are transported from the stump to the mill by rail-j road, since climatic and natural conditions do not admit of the adoption of the usual Eastern Canadian meth ods ot winter hauling over snow or iced roads, and floating by river and lake from the forest to the mill. About SO mile* of railroad are now in use, including short spurs of standard gauge, and long stretches of metre, 3-foot and 2-foot gauge track. The (jjiTS which are operated overe these narrow-gauge railroads have mainly been built by the Corps, andV'arious means of traction ara employed, including steam locomotives, petrol tractors and horses. No waste is allowed. Tho smallest branches of a tree are tr'mmed and sharpened and used for barb wire entanglements. No underground brush gathers. Conches forest, it is worth noting, was as clean as a home after spring house cleaning. Canada's fighting army is wonderful, worth/ �* all the praise 'PICKED UP IN * PASSING *�* tmb amfSAN Australia will tax new war bonds. The Elk sawmiH at Ferule has olos ed for the season. During operations it cut nine million feet. The armories in South Edmonton may be used for a military Isolation hospital. Edmonton great war veterans are urging the government to take over and operate the coal mlnoo. Mrs. David Brown, mother of W. M Brown, general superintendent of the C.N.R. at Edmonton, died at St. John, N.B., aged eighty. Isaiah Clarkson Parrott, for thirty-one years editor of the Modern Pris-ciita, a woman's magazine, died at his home in Boston. i - ' \ An old squaw of the Utc Indian tribe. Peretta by name, has given her "fortune" of $500 to tho Red Cross at Salt Lake City. Mary Trves Todd, a well-known New York authoress, has been arrested, and will face a charge of writing seditious letters. Tho state of her mind will be investigated. Mayor Galvtn, of Cincinnati, has offered reinstatement to the striking policemen. During the strike Boy Scouts directed traffic at busy corners, and there is no record of confusion at any point. Bloor Street Presbyterian church, Toronto, congregation presented a check for $3,000 to Rev. Dr. W. G. Wallace, on tho occasion of his retirement after a pastorate of 30 years. .. Prof. Otto Schmsernkan, the exploiter of chlorine gas as a form of civilized torture, is said to have been captured by the Americans at Thlau-court. .R. H. Halbert, president of the United Farmers of Ontralo, will contest North Ontario bye-plection for the House of Commons as a farmers' .candidate. Twenty-six ships with a dead-we'fght tonnage of 147,520.were delivered to t!ie Shipping Board by American yards during the first thirteen days of the present month. During the same period 28 steel and w%od ships ot 150,370 dead-weight tons were launched. At Sault Ste. Marie Wasyl Enchuk, a Russian, aged 33 years, was fined $4,000, with the option of five years' imprisonment. On heing found guilty under the War Measures Act ot having objectionable matter in his possession, the accused was arrested on a charge of being secretary of a.Russian Revolutionary Swiaty which he had organized, and which has a membership of 30, and was holding secret meetings in a foreign section of the city. Sir George Gibbons, of London, Ont., who died recently, left an estate valued at $2,000,000. A large proportion of this, it is understood, is in stocks in the Imperial Oil company. Since the original investments were made in the oil company the stock value has increased $900,000. Those who will benefit by the division of this large estate are George Gibbons, the only sons London; Miss Helen Gibbons, also of London; Mrs. Ronald Harris, London, and Mrs. J. L. Counsel!, of Hamilton, daughters of deceased. It is believed that the bulk of the estate will go to the son. Motor vehicle registration in Ontario in 1917 consisted of 78,861 passenger cars and 4,929 commercial vehicles, a total registration of 83,790. This is nearly twice the registration of 1915, There is now in Ontario one car for each 39 of population; the average in the United States is one Tor each 20 of population. It is true in Canada as it is also true in the States that agricultural communities, rather than manufacturing, contain , the greatest number of cars in proportion to population. In Saskatchewan the registration is one car to each 12 of population. In Ontario 23,409 cars are owned bv farmers, an increase of 11,836 in 1917. The strike of the miners at the Sturgeon mine at Edmonton is over. Under the new arrangement which will come into effect in the mines the miners will be paid a wage ot fifty-five cents per car of 1,300 poundB. A previous request had been for sixty cents, but the men have now agreed to the lower rate, with a compensating reduction in the amount of timbering work they will be required to do each day. The rate for one timbering set per day will be fifty cents. It is a condition of the new-agreement that should the price of coal be advanced on the local market the wages of the miners will be increased. that has been given it, but the Canadian Forestry Corps, in its service to the allies, it; also a great credit to Canada. Without it, the war could not have been won. Men must fight in the lines, but without the support of the men toiling behind the lines, the struggle could not. be kept up. Forestry service is not safety first. Probably it is more so than some or the other auxiliary services, but there is danger. Airships often bomb the units far behind the line and the sections of the Corps,, working closer up, must face frequent shelling. There have been manyjcasualties in the Forestry Corps, proof that its men are often in the danger zo.ua. Dr. Percy Talbot, Edmonton, is the new head ot tho Alberta Veterinarians. Water and electric light rates In Macleod will be increased in order to put the systems on a paying basis. Carleton Wall. C.P.It. sectlonman, at Stittsville, Out., was fatally shot when trying to arrest a thief. Lieut. C. C. Henderson, son of Thos, E, Henderson, mayor of Orangeville, has been killed in action. The National City Bank in Wall street. New York, has employed 500 women since the United States entered the war. The home of Amelia Bingham, the actress, on Riverside drive, New York, is likely to bo sold at auction as the result of judgment proceedings for 120,370. "Liberty," a big rooster ,has been touring the interior of.Alaska for the benefit of the Red Cross. At every stopping place the bird has been sold, and then sent on to be sold again. Jo date "Liberty" has added |613 to the Red Cross coffers. AI FIFTY DOLLARS ACRE (From Our OWh Correspondent! Raymond, Sept. 21.-The death occurred here on Monday last, 16th inst. aftor a short illness of Dilworth, the 12 year old won ot- J, V. Allred... Tho littlo fellow hadi a complication of diseases, appendicitis and heart trouble. The funeral took place hero on Wednesday when a service was hold In the first ward meeting houso of the Mormon church. Lambert Pack reports that the threshing outfit with which ho is interested, has. pulled in after a short season's work. Lambert reports that some of his wheat went 25 bus. per awe, which was grown on summorfal-low. E. P. Walscotfeiins purchased tho land owned by G. T. Wrlde, four miles southwest from here., the price paid being' in the neighborhood of $50.00 per acre. Mr. Walscott has enhanced his future farming operations to the extent ot 320 acres, and will have in the neighborhood of 300 acres of summerfallow for next year. Geo. T. Wride, who has sold his farming interests', _Jjs contemplating moving to Lethbridge in the near future. The Ford garage has changed hands the last few days, Messrs. Geo. Green and L. D. King being the new proprietors. The management will be executed by L. D. King. Messrs. King Bros, are busy theso days hauling their crop in, which is being threshod by Chris. Tollestrup, who reports* that it Is about the finest he has seen of' No, 1 grade, a splendid color and weighing about 64 lbs. per bus. In ail a lino sample of wheat, which it. would be well for the government to purchase for seed gunln for next year and hold in tho province, as there, ia none too much of that quality this year, especially in thoso districts where the drouth has boon, more peralstent. train ran over banff woman Banff, Sept. 19.-. Mm. A. Mac-donnld, the wito of the foreman of a O.l'.R. extra gang whoso cars aro in the Banff yards, was seriously injured this afternoon by being hit by tiie engine of a westbound freight. She wrb thrown forward between the rails and tho engine and two cars passed over hor. Her injuries were occasioned by the Impnct of tho engine and striking the ground as the engine passed over hor prostrate body, without Inflicting any further Injuries. She was removed to tho hospital and ono leg was found to be broken in two places, while the other was broken in one place, all the fractures being below the kneos. The doctors are afraid of internal injuries, which may prove serious. HANDS UP! September List Earl Fullers Rector Noveltyn feOrchestra Jazzes"Missouri Waltz Louise, Ferera.and Greenus Hivevkejeled it. Prince has orchestrated" it, Campbell arid Burr have sung words to it - and,; qQHf;.tp . complete the Columbia Records of this 'fascinating melody Earl Fuller has jazzed it! An irresistible dancing record of the most popular waltz of the day. A2578-90c ,-4 *' OR, Frenchy "Rosie Green was the village queen" who "left for.France with an ambu-' lance," and of course "Rosie Green met a chap named Jean, a soldier from Paree." We'll let you guess the rest of this melodious romance of '"-the great war-or better, hear Arthur Fields sing it on one of the catchiest Columbia Records yet. A2569--90c ana DcnencK laKe a Whirl at "Tackiri fern Down! Here's a decided novelty-dancing instructions for a rapid-fire negro shuffle-step given in a rollicking Van and Schenck duet , A rec�,_ ord that brings down the house and starts everyone shuffling every time. A2570- 90c 51 other sparkling hita in the September List Send some records to your soldier. There'saGrafonola in his V. M. C. A. or Knights of Columbus Hut. New Coltmhia Rtoerds on salt tht 20th of every month. COLUMBIA GRAPHOPHONE COMPANY 0Q TORONTO in Cthn.li.CnWi KENNY & ALLIN CO., LIMITED Next tp Dallac Hotef . 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