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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta APRIL 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE SEVEN PARLIAMENT SERIOUS IN FACE OF THE CRISIS BY H. F. GADSBY. Ottawa -f'roHH Gnllery, April liH.-, 11 niiiy tint In; tolU In (.!utli or piibli.sliiMl 1)1 AHiialon, but llin wai-news I'roiii tlio front, luis niiltod tliiH J'arliaiiieiit even moro liiHii t.'nion CJovfJi'iiineiit liiiH done. ' Party sjiirit cnimblcn in llie lace of tlior Krriit IriiK'ily. h'autloii HHuk;^; aHliaimul iiilo Us (liirk rotreijts.' Rvhji llio (Juciliec, wJiuc t'orlicars to 1''or tlK^ first time a'mca tills war In'Kaii. Parlianiciit iliiHy nsaJlz-i-s what it Wdvili.l iiioau lo Cauaila if t.IcM'inauy won and tlui Briilsli Km-)>iri! wiiiU Jo pic(.'(!s. VVIial would democracy do, llUMi? How Idhk would the ^'^ � " li." safR? NN'liai form would (ho JIliu reveiiRG take for I'ai................: 'Ai.: war? What would lucuaio of Cjuelieps special privileKOH \vi(h verhotoii siKH.s sprinkled all over the laud-aeape. Hrltish toniiectloii has lueant [reodom to go our own way and security in all our paths. The Jlritis'h Knipire, as soiuchody has put it, is a great seeular aKeucy for good. What If thai; Rreal, kind, JnrtnlKRnt, shclleriiiK power wen; removed, and in "TIh place we all had lo goose-step to PniSKJan despotism? Those ai'e .thu I to winning tlie war by the most ef-I t(.:(ivc means pos.s.ble, Oon't Idll tlie I professor, he's doing Ilia best-you re-moniber the old story. -Wiilh that Is atmut tllo w'ay Parlihment feels to-i ward a Governmeut' hBrafisecI and ' bur.'lened by the grcatxist inonacc to i freedom in tho�iisto)'y bt tlie, world. I We are a law-abiding peopie ;ind i it lias se(!nitd at tjniertthHt tlw^ (Jov-I ernnieiit wa.s tl'ying to see /how inany laws we could al)ide'hy-^teBt out our I broalung strain, so to spcalc--.but I ; really believe that if I'remicr 13or-: den brought In a law right now to ' crop everybody's ears l)ocauso It niiglit lielp (o win the war, Parlliunent would railroad it tliroiigh in an e.fter-! noon, and every loyal citizen would ! obey it cheerfull.\-. j Thei-e is even a dispoHition among; � certain members of Parliament fo | : complain (hat the Government doe.s , i not go far and Cjist enough, it is 1 \ all very well, for example, to (:m\- ' script all trie unmarried men between , nineteen anil twenty-throe, to abolish I all exemptions save those advised by I the doctors for the physically unfit, j to put an end to tribnnalsjj-hlch sin-' ister influences use to def((at the law , -it ia all very well to do those tilings 1 l>ut why not take tlie next logical step � and conscript tlie left-over* for work I on the farms ivjid in the essential in-I dustries? I Meet Them Squarely if Parliament any criticism to make of tlie (Jovorninont's methods It Is that sonieliuios the troubles are I iKjl met squarely. Por instance there ! were the Quebec draft riots-now hap-j)ily a thing of tlie past. The Government met^ that trouble from around j the corner, so to speak. The answer, I after the niacliinc guns had .spoken, ' wa.s-an order-in-coiincil crimping 'idlers i and active re.=iisters for the army." A moro direct answer-an axe laid to (he very root of the evil-would have been jail for Henri liourassa and suspension of his newspaper for the period of the war. Air. iJourasaa may not be in receipt of German gold-he is, 1 take it, the victim of his own colossal egomania-but so far as political results go he is our Bolo Pasha. U' tliey liad him in Prance ihey would cure what ails him with a blank wall and 11 firing parly at sunrise. Speaking of propaganda, many peo- j pie are asking why the Gevernnient \ does not do sometliing about the story ; actively circulated lin Quebec-no use ; sending moro mou, defeat certain in ' two nionth.s. Thiy atoi'y is not the' casual utterance of a general despair, I it is the mere troth of discouragement pnd wtir-weariness. We have i ouv chins up yet, thank God, and we | believe that the line will hold. .\o.: indeed, it !is a deliberate and well or-� ganized lie. and it is the same wlier-! ever won run into it. it never varies; a dayirom tile twp months limit, it; i.s more than a i/oincidence-it is a; habit. Interniuent for a few of these, rumor mongers or .something .sterner-even, would .soon put a stoj) to IMs madc-in-Germany pacifist campaign. Right here is Ihe place to say that nothing is happening on the western front wlilch was not foreseen'and pre-i pai-od for months ago. The viclssl-1 tudea of batllo will be many and i great, but our courage is constant and \ we will win out. It you don't believe j 'it ask any officer back from the iront. aiot a croaker among them. They are surprised, these men who have looked the riun straight in tlie eye, to hear such doleful lalli. at home. The text oJ tlie latest order-in-coun-oil applying a stricter censorship to the press, falls .short of the rumor that .Mr. Speaker was to edit Hansard with a view to cutting out any heat-ol'-the-nioment stuff vented by Members ot Parliament. The Commons and Senate will still be ai)le to breathe freely in print and on the floor of the House. Their privilege of free speech is not curtailed, hut tjieir duty to guard tlieir' lips agajnst uttering aid and comfort lo the enemy is tremendously Increased. They will remem- j ber that the Hun is listoning and the last thing Canada wants to do just i now is to make a noise like Ireland. The unruliest member of Parliament Is the tonguo. It is to be hoped that Speaker ilUiodes will not need to cull "Order" very often. The revised censorship ofthe press wilt probably not be as stilf in operation as it is in 'words. .Most of our newspapers have behaved very well during the war and there is no real! need of pult'lng ii lid on a pot iha' | bubbles with nothing but patriotism. The opiiiion prevails liore that the hitesf ordor-in-couucll is more of a rebuke to tiio innocent than a pun-Isliment to tho guilty. It bears out the proverb that tho lout^cst v/ay rouiid is the shortest way honie, "be-eaiisc the man at I he?'cud oi' tiii' lane is iirobably Mr. Hourassa. Me nuiy take it as a Lhreat or a promise, wiilcl! ei'or v,-ay lie pica.Tcs. This nnlc-r ii:cou),'.-i^ Is like tlie rain from Heaven whicl> falls alike upon ;.Im: ., i' ;.!;(.' i.';e ' ini.iu.-^l. but why gh'c iiie .just a wetiing, when Henri lioui-assa is the man to soak. H. V. GAlKSm'. GUN DESTROYED Airmen Assisted French Gunners in Demolishing the Monster (Gannon aviators reported that they could see plainly througli the cainoufing>' two gajilng craters in the platform. I'-rench gunners then set aboui. preparing to destroy the third "Jiertha" b\it thus far they have not succeeded, for shells arrived in i-'ai'is again during llie ."imall hours of llie night. SENATE PASSES NUMBER OF RILLS STEAMER IMO HAS REEN REFLOATED HE EVANGELISTS There was anoliier spieucid meeting at (he Christian church last night wiien tho evangelist preaclied on "P.e-condng a Citizen." With a good audience and a good siib.iect -Mr, I'agan seemed to realize that they were looking for a good sermon, and he surely delivered il. Ill- located Christ's liingdom within the hearts of His followers. "That Chri.^.t may dwol! iu your liearls tlirongh faith.'' Then lie called attention to the government of this kingdom, which lie statotl was an ub-solute monarchy with all authority vested in the king. Jle strongly denounced those wlio undertake lo make laws governing the cit'izen.s of's kingdom. He next ))ointed out th(! products of tlic kingdom. Quoting from Paul he said, "Tlie kingdom of (Jod is not eating and drinking, but rigliteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit." llnally lie discussed tlie process of becoming citizens in Chrisi's kingdom. He particularly emphasized the necessity of complying witli tho terms of citizenship as laid down by the King. The services for Sunday will doubtless attract large audiences. At 11.,'JO tho evangelist will speak ou "J'tp Availing Uucst." Mrs. l-'agan will I sing "Behold .Me Standing at the Door." .At 7.30 the slil)ject will be.' "What the Christian Church Believes! and Teaches." The music will be led by a children's cliorus which has been trained by Jlrs. Pagan. There will be two solos by children, one by the tiiree year old daughter of tlie evangelists. Mrs. Fagau will also sing. F'aris, .April 27.-liov.- ene e; the German long range guns, wliich liave .been t)ombardlng I'aris. were destroyed, is described'!(,(lay by the Petit Parlslen. .-Vll signs that "Pcrllia." (a French ni'kiKune tor the big German giin.'^, lel'.'rrliig to Herlha ICrupp) was going to tirc^ hail not been noticed. Th'; smoke cur-lain had gone up. aroimd (liero was a chorus of loud reports. t'n-doubtiSdly "Bertha" and two or three hundred 70 millimetn r.aval guns wore all tiring simnU.'iiieimsiy i,, g'u'ise tho whereaboi�>^ of ilie big cannon. After a short i)au.';e Wnny, was re.s'uAied. This time ten naval guns supplied, the obligate. Kieiicli air observers were on flic lookout. l;,ow-ever, and i'''rcneh guns ijpeued lire iu their turn. The aviaiot-^ .signalled iiuickly that the resnl( ot' llie first .salvo wa.s most promising. 'I'wo lieavy sliells exploded ::.',o yards iior'tli.of the big gun, fearing up i.lie railroad (racks leading to die concrete gun platform. The liring was continued, getting closer and closer, until finally HW enormoii.s .sjiells went throu"S1i luo c-imoutlage. Two formidable explosions were lieard and the discomfitted Germans saw "Herlha'' damaged beyond repair, with a rent fifty feet long in (hi; barrel. Tlie Ottawa, .\pril :iT.-The senate ye.--ita-ilily gave third reiuiing lo bills resjieetiug llie Canadian Society of Civil I'higineers, and ciianging its nami; t(; "'I'ho iinglneorlng !n.�^titl)le of Canada"; respecting the Cosmos Cotton Company, and amending tlie .AcJmal t;onlaglous Diseases .Act. .Second reading was given the following; To enable Western I'ower Company lo own and operate the railway of tlie Western I'ower Com-pai'v; 10 anienil the Salaries Act and the provisions for preserving (lie In-dependeneo of parllanfent: to amend Ihe Gold and Silver Marking A(-t; to amend tlie IMeat and I'anned I'oods .Vcn. ami lo amend the Judges Act. SAVE THE BABIES! month and broke it so that nartmoutll is now without telenlioiiic- communication Willi tho city. Halifax. Ai)ril i!7.-'I'he Xorwegian i steamer Imo, whose .^ 600 Acres Breaking TO LET Two Miles North of Neidpath. Immediate Work. The 0. T. Lathrop Laiid Co., Ltd. PHONE 1865 ' ^ * SAVE THE BABIES! f > Undertaking 20 per cent Discount As prices are advancing frequently, we have bought an extensive stoclc in order to protect the public .therefore, we invite you to call and see us before purchasing. COUNTRY AND CITY ORDERS RECEIVE OUR USUAL , PROMPT ATTENTION MacKay and MacKay 803 3rd Ave. S., Lethbrid CATTLE HAVING DECIDED TO RETIRE PROM STOCK RAISING, I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, AT NEW BARNES MINE, NEAR ROYAL COLLIERIES, ON RIVER BOTTOM, FIVE MILES NORTH OF LETHBRIDGE, ON tUESDAY. MAY 7th, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED STOCK U; good heavy young mares, most all m I'oal, asje from .'! to years old; 7 good iieavy yoiiiiR fii'lflinjjs, hiolie ami ri'iidy to work; ;i yearling <:olis. Worlc harness; 2 l)nKgies. I red muley cow in calf; 1 roan miiley cow in call; 1 ro.-iu cow. :;: yc^ars old; ! red cow with cult at foot; t reel muley cow, fresh soon;_J- 2-year-ol(i steers; I o-year-old steer; :; yearlinK calves. BIG FREE LUNCH AT 12 O'CLOCK. SALE STARTS 12.30 TERIV1S OF SALE: One-half cash; balance, time will be given till November 1st. 1918, purchaser giving note with approved security bearing 8 per cent, from date. 10 per cent, off on credit amounts. MRS. WM. BARNES, L. (. NICHOLSON, Owner Auctioneer PHONE 1603 FARM LABOR The Provincial Department of Agriculture Has Opened a BUREAU in the ^ Board of Trade Offices LETHBRIDGE To secure and distribute farm labor. Farmers wishing to secure help should apply immediately to MR. J. A. WEIR, who has charge of this free service. Phone 1603 Do You Want Breaking Done If you want your land broken and can not make your own arrangements, kindly notify A. E. QUALLY, Board of Trade BuUding who has been appointed by;the provincial government to bring together those who have engine's or iiorses and can contract lor i)rcaking with those who have brealiiug to lei. Can You Do Breaking If you are in a position .to do breaking please get in touch with MR. QUALLY, who as has been stated above, has been sent here by the government to y?l! you of those who have breaking for yon to do. Board of Trade Building NEXT WEEK WE WILL UNLOAD TWO CARS OF Emmerson CORNEri SECO.NdMVe.'and THIRTEENTH 8T. S. ;