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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta / rAGE EIGHT ^ IHE LET-IBniDGE DAILY HKRALO FRIDAY. APRIL 19. 1918 - ER BORDEN lllS f URGENTNEEDOFIN ditawu). Apri) .10-liofori^ ;i rrnwi!-| in the wuw Vp to ilii' i)rt'sont llnio i eil lioiisi? al'ieriiDon Sir Hulipvt I tho iittiuk had been kkkIc pi'incinaily j Boritoii moved his ro.^i^'.iir.im ;ipiv.-oY-^ on lUf lU'ilisU :*.nuy. which ii %v;is i iiiB tiio CiUIiiig up I'l' fii'iiiei' men I appnvciitly the intvuiy's iiitiMitioa lo j iiiuier tlio Military StTvi(i' Acf. 'i'lic [ y bfi'oro any i-on.-iiilornl?!^ {owe j IjreliDiiDHry )irnc'iJi.'(liiijis win-' brit'f. , from Ihp ViiiU'd St;iios i-;)ul(i he j iSoiIi Sir Ili.)))or; jjnil Sir Willria l>:r.i- ( l)rouslir into (lie lino. In tlil.-; ' ri�r pai;! (rilJiuo id tlio lai>^ Joliii way tlie oncniy Jiopcil (o l)riii!,' llic i McMartiii. iiietuber i'or Tiioiigarry. ' wnr to an etui iiml^r sucli conditions j Mr. Mcighen had iiisroduct'd n i as would eu'able, �lv,>ii\ \o iuiiH>>c their ; to nineud tlu' Indian Act. Tiiis ^ii!. ' will, not only on li'.c allied uatiouj, i Mr. Jleiplipn cx;ilaincd, wa= lo make i hut upon liie world. J less difi'iciili tlu^ TiranchisC'nieni of Indian.T. Tlia; was to .n. Grave Situation Tlic circii.'ii.statice.--, Sir Robert paid, wt-rc of peculiar gravity. Sif.ce .Mf.rih -t! a hr.ltle had heoii proceed-hit; on the western front which �miftnt coniiniip for moiuhs and niighl uUi-niatoly decide the fate of the world What Germany Has Done I Sir Uohert reviowetl the call.-; I which had liecn made upon Germiuj | nian power for military service. In,; November. Ti*l(;. Sir Kobevt said, tier- | many passed ;i ]aw which placed all male persons in the cotmtry between 17 and CO y-^ars old at the disposal of the firoverument for military service. It brousht into military service no less (han !.7'.U\ooo men and other additions raised ihe man powev oi Germany for war piiri)f>ses in the :7ani-Unit'."3 soothing nnrt henlinff pC)Wcr. " Z:n:!-li\i]; lias liecn our household balm for fourteen yenr!^, mid wo could not do without It,"' .'�ays Mr. Gcorne A. Kilburn of Swaa l.a!;e, :\!an. For eczema and sltin troubles ot nil kinds ^^aiu-Utik has no equal; siso for old sores, ulcers, abscesses, boils,pimples,blood-vioic-.onins, piles. c;;ts. burns, brnises iuid scalds. ' All dealers or Zam-Buk Co., Toronto. DOc. box, 3 for |1.2J. For up to date Styles in Women's and Children's SHOES See our Lines ' Full line of women's and children's white Poplin and Canvas shoes. Both rubber and leather soles. See our cushion sole welts for the kiddies. We can save you money. DeWoIf s Shoe Store * CORNER FOURTH AVENUE AND FIFTH STREET S. was -Mtirc- .spring of li'lT by no less than 2,100,-0(1(1 nien. To l!uu extent a year ago, (.Jermany had incren.sed her armies or at all events had collected reserves which could be drawn upon iii ease of need. The annual nddltion to Germany's man power by the coming of aito of men was about ,")00.000. lu Austria it was about -lOCOOO. In France the annual addition something iess than 300^000. (ner. Oerinaiiy had practieally en-siavefi tens of thon^snnds' of Belgians and forced them to work in Ger-tuany in order that Germans might be released for the army. German;? liad made drafts on the population of Coland and would no doubt make further drafts. There were in all 5.",-(MIO.OOO people in tha rerritorles newly conquered from Russia. The yr^ctical disappearance of Russia from tbe war had had a most important influence on the power �,vhii;h Germany was able to exei'ci.se on the western front. Here Sir Robt. i road a statement n^adc In the British house ot commons showing that as a rssuU of Russia's deflection, Ger-jnany, in the spring ai3d summer of 1918. would be able lo bring to the western front an additional force of no less than l.ilOO.OOO men. She would be'able to do more than that. She would be able to hold her eastern front, with the inferior troops and to tsend bsr new levies there that they ! mi.t;ht be trained for work later on the western front. Sir Roberf_ihen reviewed nhat the allies had done. One-sixth of the en-I yre population ot France was in the ! lighting line. For Canada that would I mean at least one and a half million j men. ' Str-ength of British What had the British Empire done. ECONOMY applied xvitK a PaintBrush ^HE great national duty to-day is to "conserve." It's a duty^Vou owe yourself as well as your country. A duty just as applicable to a house, or building, as it is to the things you cat and wear. Buildings, in fact, show so tremendous an increase in cost, that the importanc* of keeping them protected is apparent to all who know how steel, wood, brick and cement have jumped in price. And the cheapest protection you can give a building is the kind you apply with a brush-PAINT. For true protection, scorn the ineffectual, cheap p^ts. Use only **Enclish** PAINT 70%lhirem}teL�ad (BraniJram's Gtnuine B.B.) 30% PuremtteZinc 100% Pure Paint The kind we guarantee to possess as its important ba.sc, the above correct formula. This formula, printed on every can, and guaranteed over our President's signature, commits us to this standard. High in cost as white lead has become, we. must use it in the same proportion as heretofore. To use lass of it, would necessitate the removal of the guarantee from our-^cans-and to do that would injure the reputatio* that these paints have acquired by reason of their superior ingredients. It is by using pure white lead and pure white zinc in. such liberal quantities that we have been able to produce a paint that truly excels in covering capacity-and that stands the severe "climate test" of Canada in a way that spells true economy for all who u.se it. . , Other B-H Products df Sterling Worth ^ We carry and recommend the following B-H products: For Interior Finishing "China-Lac" - the perfect Varnish Stain. Staining the Roof "Anchor Brand Shingle Stains" in 19 different colours. B-H Porch Floor Paint For Porch Floors, Ceilings and parts exposed to weather. Varnishing a Floor "Floorlustre"' excellent for interior floors. For Barn and Outbuildings Imperial Bam Paint. Colour Cards and Prices from our loco! a^euts. Plaster Ceiiings and Walls "Frcsconette"-a flat tone oil paint. TAYLOR HARDWARE CO. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA, bran dram -Hl.^^^son MOMrmiAt. rAX STMOHN TOWPNTO V/IMNI�aa CyA/�A!:!V. CDMONVCU MMIT�> VANCPUVER Ab- ashed Sir Hobert Bortleii. and In iin-swering his (iti��iion, quoted figurea which had been'cJnpllAd b)^.. Sir Auckland CtedAe^ theCHrinsli ^ kov^' ernnient. Th^se flKure.>r kbvO the total �trengtli of tfee British forees aa T.SOO.OOO mon. ot this number 4,5X0,-ttflO liad been eontribiited by Kng-land, 620,000 by Scotland, -SO.oOO by Wales, ITO.OOfl by Ireland, t)(iO.OiH>-l>y the Dominion of Canada and the other colonie.s. and the remaining miUion by India and the Africaii deiH-udoncles ot Great Hritain. Sir Robert expressed the opinion that the figure of OOO.mn) did not do full justic^e to whnt the cohlnics ha' dune, llfl-tliought it .should be nearer a million. Hut anywa.t the figures spoke for themselves. .�.ustraH,-i and New Zealand bad put utoro, men itito the fighting l,ine in comparison wftli their population than Canada liad done. Canada's Efforts Turning to the war efforts of the Dominion the premier gave figures compiled up to March ;;!. 'ii>'lS. He said that up to that date. Canada had dispatched overseas ;'.S-).T(lii men of all ranks. Of these ;!4S,000 were .V, C. O's and men and sixteen thousand were officers. A table of military districts showed tlia.t lite men had been recruited as follows: -Militiiry District No. 1. London. -5..")3;i; "No, 2, Toronto, Tti.ri'.'T; Xo. ;i, Klngstonr ti'.},:in; No. 4, :Mpntreal, :ii:,4(i3'. No. o. Quebec, S;!SI'; ?\'os. C and 7, Maritime Provinces, o7,20.-i: Xos. 10 and 12, Manitoba and , Saskatchewan, 75,50;!; No. 11, British Columbia, otl,47u; Nt). J;!. Alberta, o;;,iii;5." \ Canadian casualties so ft^r were as follows: Killed in action, L'r.,912; died of wounds, Sfi71; died of disease, li�56; wounded lOtMS.'j; prisoners ot war L'7,"6; pfesumcd dead ;!fioS; other casualties 790. 41.000 Have Died A compilation of the killed in action-died of wounds and disease, presumed ' dead and missing, said Sir Robert, would show that a total of I about 41,000 Canadians had given up their lives in the war up lo March ol, last. Grow in Strength Sir Kobert said that while has was i:ot at liberty to tell the house just where the Canadians svre loc.vted he could say that the forces representing the Dominion are in greater strength nnd*mbre confident in spirit tbau ever before. They were holding a position v�hlch had not yet been seriously attacked and he would venture the assertion that ao long as their flanks will hold they will not fall back. A Heavy List As to probable casualties the people of Canada must be prepared for a heavy list when the inevitable attack comes. In the second battle of ypre.3 six thousand men or forty per cent, of the Canadian forces fell. During l.'tl". Canadian , losses totalled 84,:!47, including 1,1,461 at Yimy Ridge, 10.124 during the fightinK in 1��ay; 10,080 during the fighting in Aiigust when the Canadians captured llill TO, and 24.530 ill November wh'en they look Pas-schendaele Rid^e. , The Govt. Proposal* Coming to the order in council covering the MiliUiry iiejvice Act, Sir Robert siild- hp re.-JTfeir lil|it this net had been based*upiin tire principle of Gxeraptions by tribunal-s. Thousand.s of these had been established, but owing to the inexperience of the members of the tribunals the quality of their workj was varied and some, tirriis fnarked ' RAIDS TEA Morning, Noon and Night" Drink of Pure Delight in Sealed Packages If you enjoy delicious Coffee --- be sure to order BRAID'S BEST COFFEE troduced in the^house and opportunity been giveiT for its discussion. There was no reason why parliamentary rules and formalities should be dispensed with. ilPPECIATESlARCEL + The following letter has been received from-Gunner Green by Jas. Cireen, eicpressing appreciation of pai;ce4s sent by the ladies of Crystal Lake: ^ France, March '.'2, lOlS. Dear .lames: - The parcel you so kindly sent \me through the ladles of Crj;slal Lake arrived perfectly intact, altbougli somewhat late with its message of Xmas cheer. However, anv old lime is a good time, and this one wa.s I .tl'ey felKbacU to a none the less welcome because of It being late for Xmas. We appreciate very much your kindness in sending^ us these gifts and wish to thank yoti^heartily. We are holding the fort and w*U continue to hold it; the tYltz tht^t can lick its is not born yet. Yours sincerely," Gunner F.vS. Green, No. IZ^Oa'il. S'Jth Battery, C.F.A., France. WHEAT UP AN INCH Brandon, ;^Man., April 19.-A few by-lnjiTs^Tee. ln"somr partsTof Canada i^''"'"'"" '^''stTrSct fnriiiers report wheat there were so many exemptions that It became the duly of the government \ to appeal from eighty to ninety "per I cent, of them. On the whole, the re-! suits- had not been so satisfactory as > e.\pected. The order in council, he; said, had departed to some extent i from the principle ot exemption as | had been done in Great Britain, but not along the sanio lineB because the majority of e.temptions in Groat Britain, applied to various occupational classes. ; Reviewing the proposed order-in council, Sir Robert said that under | its terms class one would now consist of unmarried men and widowers between 19 and ;{4, and class two of married men of the same age( He continued : First Call \ J "The niinister of militia proposes to call out first the men from 20 to lii; years of age, in class one, both inclusive. Later be may be obliged to call out, if the heed shall demand it, men in the sanip cla.ss of 19 to 23. It' is estimated that from the men available in this way in'each year called out. there probably will be ten thousand physically fit for service at tbo front. ''It may be said that we are aliolisli-ing, so far us tfle classes called out are concerned, the exemptions which were provJ