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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 23, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LETHBPIDGE DAILV FRIDAY. APRIL U 191B letbOfidoe, Hlbcrta. 'ND WIIKLV.- SUBSCRIPTION delivered. by mall, per toy mall, per year.... 1 TELEPHONES: Buatoi-sa omce Sd'tori-aJ Office s.oo 1.00 VV. A. Buchanan John Torranct Uarmsinp Director Business Manager CAN'T SHIFT THE BLAME The strongly partisan Conaervniit'e press is endeavoring lo rcmuvf- the responsibility for (he graft lias been exposed ia connectlou iv.fi' the j-iirclinse of war supplies from Uic government and plncc it nyon ihe Shoulders of officials in tloiwrtincnts. Toronto World, wbiib jn; .ish- by a Conservative member oi :ur- illaincnl, does not follow ilils course, speaks out very plaiuiy and sars that in connection these rerela- ;4l6ns of graft "more dan any-one die Cabinc; inusi held to strict responsibility-" The Toronto Star, a Liberal iyery well says: ''Prosecute the dishonest contract tore, by all moans, and make them but do not that thi groat? safeguard for honesty and ettk iency is responsible govenrnrtnt. The which i of power niTiSi iais-tlsa-respon. ot power. The takes credit tor wbtt well must take Uie responsibility foi is ill .rnder our system of responsible jpoi-cmment the party in power Ij re- sponsible for the atimlnist.rE.uoa i fciTairs In every department of the government. It cannot shield fcehiud the uTong of off! It iiiusl assume all tho responsibility jiot only for the appointment of bfffc- lafe, but loe the actions ol lioae'ofttc- ,eul of i const. 'I is tho uombandmei TurfctBli.onciiniDnieuta along the ci The Allied forces havo evidently BuccMBful, in -landing Itl largo bore, and (lie 'laud operations may tbe to open at any moment, The situation In Italy Is itlll In sus- pense." One.dwpeU'h teJli trs-.that nu 'aiirocmeut Is to. ibe viewed' betveet Serbia and Italy which will pracUctl- ly mean her participation at once In the on ilia side Allies. Another despatch states that the dead- lock -between Italy and Austria has been broken and.the trouble patched up pciiccably after all. OUR POINT OF VIEW A grandson 01' a Canadian. WHY? :VVr wBunuui.4 r plainly am in lU'lm. rebel. L-juls Joseph Papmcau, but who lines of war-graft not, (Toronto Why dW-tlic Prime Minister to the [irorogutiuB of (jurlJan.cnt without Hist bringing "down the war- gialt; corrtiipiliidencc -between .JiimseU and the 'Kxtciitivi 'ol' tlie Ciiiailiin Minufncturers' ASHW.Btton T Tha' correspondence was colled for and aealu, mid yet within the past four weeks. had Ka right to It. It Is of Inltnic public interest. Its is mwured not only by- H9 intrinsic .but also by the studied and persistent (oRotts of the gQTcrmiieut to -irmp it secret. Why is ii kept the Prime Minister That correspondence, ns known to otlicc menibcis of the Cahiiiet, deals plainly and in interesting d etui I concerned. We have forgct-'en the last aoatl Its differences the Mother Country, and wi- are agreed, in determmatalon lo Tighi imLH thb principles we hc'.d so dear are vindi- cated.. j "The Manufacturers' Association- o( Canada officially DOtiflttl Borden that they had been compelled .to iell their .goods lo tho through _ Graham's the govemment'a claim (.hit the members un- aware oi! such deiiHucs as horso nud drug. BCfiDdaU. "It is the duty of the Mflnufac'turora' association to CHICAGO IS TO BE .COMMENDED -uA_mayoralty ctodidate in Lhe re- pent eitcflonB to the city of Cnictflo tried to avail himself of the -war in to win EUpport. but he found to his sorrow that the same did not as tie had "anticipated. On Ibe otlieV bacd, his altitude aroused in- dignation and drove away Tnim him jriariy men 'and women who othsrwlBB .iwoirid have given, iim anpport- J--J7obert M. .Sweitzer was the Demo- pratic candidate, and in the closing days of the campaign an endeavor VQB I toB.de to arouse pro Gemma sjanpathy i end i nrejudice into an active force .In ot his candidature.. ,A lirfe t Dumber of. leadlnj citizras o of German and Austrian origin IB. circular urging all voters rtnan.. Austrian uid Hungarian ito rote for Sweititr BD aic dcsLTibcd. Names nnd plac- cs -.and dales or? given. Circumstanc- es, ait! recited. Evidence both illum- uutLiiiK and condemnatory is outlin- ed. It is .til in the hands of the Prime Minister. Why was it .not sub- mitted to Thai corrospundcnce dates back to Premier :tlie uAj.s o[ ylG war-contract scandals. It presents facts; It ap- ba- government; peais for investisation. It warns is Jfcn. dcjQi- WBS. jt unheeded? Thai correspondence, with its seri- ous allegations ami'earnest admoni- lioiiB, was in .Sir Ilobert bordPn's hands before he Ult for his va- cation In the L'nlteii States last au- tmnn. Uuriug liia absence it was pro- public the correspondence with the Prime Minister, aud to prove to the j [v in o[ the acting world that as an association they bad prefnier sir George Foster. Mote damandeit; the rieht-lp sell dfract.to the Eorden better' BDe .Hadn't Sir Robert too? The business depressiou ia_n.ot due lo'tB'e gen- era1! managers have made that state- ment on several occasions, and the follon-lQg obiervatlon of E, D. .Mar- tin, a "well-known Winnipeg sftler, along the same line, is to the point. auO .absolutelr true: ''Su far; as I can see. .conditions In western Can- ada ft-ould bare been irorse than they are at present ir we had not -had the war. The war gave us a hut had It not been Cor compelled by the war, conoltIOD3 "would not. haye "been as good a.s they are at present, and farmers would not hare "received high prices. As the result of the good would undoubt- edly come to the western provinces, and he believed .that the action of the and' retailers In restrict- ing credits would ultimately be of great and lasting benefit to the coun- .ry- SB.'a whole. We must not get down In the dumps" because ot a few month's of hard times." "Winnipeg Tribune makes the following timely comment: "While palrldtlim was. oozing'out flf the pores of" tea .akin of A- DeWIlt Foiter, Scotia M.P., to such a degree hat ,be pive bis own services free In he horse purchase job, he was so Aoughlful ol the, time of his fellow thai he engaged a couple horae buying. And bey bought and they paid; at least tiej- hanoSad Capada's -rer, eipts and'the records.of the purchas- er's 'not-In' CmneiJa now, but SOZES- reccntly it engaged the ficrious consid- eration -of the' Prime Minister and more than one p[ his colleagues. Dur- iiig all tlie'-nionlbG.df.the scandal in- vestigatiqris' it secret Irom the investigating committee.- Why A month ago it-he'fact ol such ini- portnnt correspondence was known to several mecibczs outside tlie Cabinet circle. It may he some Minister, .or some Minister's confidant talked too much. That... is of no public import- ance. The :fact was knbwn: that .th'a PriniD Minister, bad the Correspond- ence, deemed secrecy the 6nly prudent course. Why When Sir Rb'ncrt "Bdto'iSii' returned to Ottawa several weeks ago he was angry .thnt "the cat .was out of. --the bag." Sir George Foster's evasions refealed too much. Sir Robert Dor- den was The Prime Minister -showed much, embarrassment. His temper was very bad. He talked about the'corrcspbnd- .being He proless- He Kl willingness to lay it belpre palli ment if granted "permissioa." needed no man's peimLssion. Why did he not do it 1- The correspondence was public, not private. It. was between a public I body .apd the -Prime--- -Sfinlster. -It with matters of high and serious public mbufetit. ago the Executive ol- the Canadian ;Manutac- turers1 Associatidii publicly that "the Premier may 'publish It i! he chooBfS." Why did. Sir Robert Borden not cho'ase to "lay thatrv-ry Important corcespondence before Par- liameni I IB it true that the publication ol cutaway frock now'' a-days. We design and tailor it as illus-traied. Just look at it once worth while as an example of art" in Ask for it's ttUMD iRONTO WE ARE EXCLUSIVE AGENTS McKelvie The 2 M'S McGuire KIRKHAM 1LOCK, LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA. RICKED UP IN J .ASSING :EUSY' MAN ,at correspondence might clash very with :the Prime Minister's where' tcrbBB the line. r. The Justice IgraTe-toned condemnation of Garland Frederick epirtmerit 15 not sure that it can do Foster, and might contradict was eli wijthing, iml it will make an effort to emphaticajlv, arid utterly :dis- Chu: will follow count, all his." own" protestations "------J roMcutipn after proiecutloD in con- about war-grafters, and: iniddlemni 7 ectlpn -with-.-war grafi. Of course, it was-not his zeal lor.govennuen- wiJl byneceiBory that praaecutfon af- fal -honestfi" his" condemnation of Sent or tin -wr poildei of t tho er iproflecntion. shall .take place be- a. the The ft-hlch was dif In.great, numbers I those .to whom It addressed, wu ;.jaborned ft'itli tbe portraits .of... Mr. jB.n-eiizer anfl the two Emperora, wltli declaration beneath tbem tliat 'a for Sweltzer meant a vote' of.rid- to tne 'cause of the and -would "'sayo tie land.1' An intense ?rave of resentment iiaroae on tbe part of. the citizens "of ,piicago, woo remrded thi ita'-'hyplienated" 'appeal as an offencei akalnat Amer-. lean Tbe ;ovepfhtlmlaf KRaJorit? of the people of Chicafo haa tlaced Itself on racord in a. roaDner Bo iihmlstakaltile that eyeu Frofeisbr Hunfiterburg; and Dr. Denibiug cai iftot fa'll to undentand Us mea.nlDg. prosecuting tie wrongi-doere. Psrhaps Itj-mlgllt Trell to consult the roan at .Ind., who sent 116 election to Jail. -Thii war's toll Is hardly re allied. :We: Decome accuEtorned to cakuaUleti great and small until iis uns-dD'anf: impress ua. The Arch York; .In a recent address, .-.of death appear more appalling byr'tiia- comparisons- He barciaccd his respect lor the doors ol .the penitentiary, and his en- thusiasm lor ppiitlcaj purity as pro- soiemnly'qn Why did all these fine qualities., isluinber through September and .October? Sir Thomas Smith Clouilon ael known as ah authority ot meutnl di canes, is dead. He born in 16iO Mrs. Ledoui seeks.- annulment .'a Quebec of her alleging tjia her husband Biarried MTHI ;v vives some ol wbom are .still living: Frederick H. Smith ol St Joseph lectwl President pi 4he Or iroh o[ Latter Day Saint! to succKd the lute Joseph Snuili G. A. Rovlings iras Conservative convention to the united counties. N.S., lor the home of Miss Mclnnes, ol Hamilton, icous in of IV. H, Mclnnes olTtlM C, P'JR who mcceeded Hiss ilnJIahon a; act- HARDEST "FIQHTIMO teer TO COME It Is. eyldeht from .the war del- Jtntchei of yesterday that the hardMt 'fighting aud the severest loeaei of are yet lo.-cqme. Althongh Ihe Gennang have donn little on the 'ttffenaiye northern France ud Flanders the past fen- hiTeiSeen aile to entrench them jleiree in a' veritable fortress of trench .JrorkH. hietween LHle and (he Belriaa tnd are prepariDii to retire upon that, position, tie taking' by .hilrect assault of would, coat f haaamads of .lives. Dven Ihe British aSlpture of Hill CO, though a itrattjte yictory, cost them dear In men. Nerer- theieu, the announcement'. that Bri Jiaa three-qiMrtera of a mil- drawing a pail of water when she Into thi river. Mr. Strachan came -to her at-; slstahce 'and plnnjfd Into the river, but the-current was :loo-. strong for. him and both he and 'his wile wert I earried. ovtr the (alls: They leave, a family ol five Wf-Vi: -a'-raceiH. judgment was given title td a strip' ol laoa along the city aide. ol tin river bank' Sukatooa, which ia- cludes the ap'prpaches to tbe eintlng traffic bridge.'ned also to one under has fiilnl to sell his property city, and atatn that within a couple of days he will the bridge and enct-a toll gaU. tit? will proMwr WE taat tbf ft MlMtf4 kt tkt pukllc by at jtut tl psvtiouijr Sick Suit ihoiifn I is one of our particularly f models (or SprinJ. It ii i imxiiiun 6ttint coat, with natural end broad Defifned JxrtiouWlT McKelvie McGuke ;