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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 4, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LimiWUDGE. ALBKIVTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1917 PLEDGE CARD8 FOR CANAD'AN FAMll IE? Conscription Bill Passes Second Reading-Amendment Is Defeated SENATOR DE VEBER VOTED WITH THE GOVERNMENT Ottawa, Aug. 4,-Adopting the system which has , mot, witli such splendid success In Grout Britain, and which linn been followed by the United State*, pledge cards,, by which It la planned that every Canadian household shall enlist In a vigorous campaign to reduce waste of exportable foods, such qh flour and other wheat products, and beef and bacon, have been prepared at tho Instance of the food controller for Canada, and will be used In a house to house canvas conducted by provincial and local organisations, which have boon formed In connection with tho food controller's work. The first shipment of these cards went out from tho government printing bureau today. NUMBER 198 Canadian Soldier Whose Invention Saves British Millions Lived Here Col. Macklem Was In Leth-hridge Real Estate Boom a Few Years Ago Ottawa, Aug. 3.-The debate in tho Senate on tho second reading of tho Military Service bill was concluded at fifteen minutes past, one o'clock this morning, when tho division was taken on the Bostock amendment calling for a postponement of the enforcement of tho operation of tho act until after the olcctlon. The amendment was defeated on a vote of 44 to 35, a government majority ot nine. Consorvativoa who voted for the amendment wero Senators Landry, Montplaslr and Beaublen. Senators Do Vober and Prouse, Liberals, did not voto. There wero three absentees on the opposition aide of the house, which made tho government majority on the amendment larger than expected. When tho vote on the main motion was taken the division stood 54 to 2i>, a government majority of 29. A largo number of Liberals who voted for the Bostock amendment also voted in favor of the second reading of the bib. They were Senators Bostock, Thompson, Watson, Do Arober, Douglass, Beltli, Talbot, McHugh and Gilmour. Senator Beaublen, one of the three Conservatives who voted for the Bos-tock amendment, also changed over and voted for tho second reading of the bill. Consideration of the bill will bo taken up in committee on Monday, when it is probable that other amendments will bo moved. NICKLE CRITICAL OF NEW TAX BILL Says Income Tax Will Allow Profiteers More Profits Than Ever MINISTER DEALT WITH THE HUNS Gave Contributions to Swiss Paper Which Was Controlled By Germany All Canada has boon claiming as Its very own Col. Macklem, D.C.M., who rose from tho ranks of a Canadian battalion to a colonelcy, tho ilrst Canadian to be raised to such a high office from a private in the ranks. Loth-bridge, though few people know it. has a particular interest in Col. Macklem, for during the boom days when real estate was changing hands on overy corner, Macklem was a member of the staff of S. Y. Shepard, one of tho most Intrepid real estate speculators who ever operated In this country. Macklem was here but a short time, afterwards going to Calgary, but is fairly well known to a few citizens. Col. Macklem comes from Tilbury, Ont., and has made that town famous, for besides his fighting qualities, he is an Inventive genius and has boon able to invent for the British army a new typo of hand grenade, and a very use-lul shell detonator. The British government has made him the recipient of a $100,000 honorarium. After being twice wounded In the trenches of France, latterly at the third battle of Ypres, tho then Ptc. .(Continued on Page 11). .> * 4 ^ ^ � * KING GEORGE SENDS ut those who have an intimate knowledge of public affairs during that period are aware that no effort on my part has been wanting. It is appropriate on this occasion to make my fellow countrymen fully acquainted with my desire and ^jntaaBo^^.-h^ I Youths of 1919 Class Are Now In Field-Peace Would Be Welcomed British Headquarters in France and Belgium, August 4.-(By the A. P.)-German officers captured in the battle in Flanders have discussed quite freely both thef military and political situation as it affects the Fatherland. Germany's loss in man power they admit to be serious. The interesting information has been volunteered by these prisoners that the class of 1918 recruits la in the field in Its entirety and, what Is more significant, it is aald, small elements of the 1919 class are at the front, although it is claimed they are serving only as volunteers. This is the first time any German officer has admitted that any men of the 1919 class were on the battle front. The whole trend of the statements made by the captive officers is that they are beginning' to fear they may lose the war. More depressing than anything else is the fear that there may be another winter campaign. Peace without annexation or indemnities is endorsed by all the officers who have discussed the question. Ottawa, Aug. 3.-In the debate on the income tax In the house, W. A. Buchanan of Lethbrldge, entered a strong protest, against the light tax which was to be levied on the heavier incomes. He said this tax had a close connection with conscription, and they could not tax in proportion to the sacrifice of the men who gave up their lives or were wounded. This income tax did not bring a sacrifice to anyone and it should do so. Peo-pie with smaller incomes are paying more than people with heavier one*, and they should make the people wjth largerincomes make a- real sacrifice -London, Aug. 4.-All the positions east of Monchy Le'Preux on the Ar-raB battle front in France which Were  captured by the Germans Thursday night have been retaken by the British, according to an official statement Issued today by the British war office. On the Belgian front where the French and British launched an offensive Tuesday morning. The entente allied troops made further progress east ot Kortekeor Cabore. German Losses Immerse. London, August 4.-Perry Robinson in a dispatch to The Times from the British front 'In Flanders received this morning, declares that the German prisoners and'German dead lying, on the battlefield together outnumber the total allied casualties, including the slightly vvmnded. French Make Advance. Paris, August 4.-Despite the continued bad weather along the battle front in Belgium, says an official statement issued thla afternoon by the French war office, French troops pushed forward last night, advancing beyond the Kortekur Cohere. Auatrlane Take Oorna Watra. Petrograd, Aug. 4.-North of Has-; latyn, on the Russc-Gallclan frontier, the Austro-German rear guards yesterday were driven from their post-, tlons on the Eastern bank of the River Zbroci, say a the official statement issued'today fey the Russian war de. future a government may be formed based upon a union of all persons, Irrespective of party, race or creed, who believe that the struggle which we now wage is for the cause of liberty and justice, who realize that it involves the destiny of our Dominion, of this empire and even of the world, and who, putting aside all differences of minor significance, are prepared to join in a united and determined effort to throw into the conflict the full power and strength of this Dominion. Only by very real and very specific deeds can we win this war. Mere profession is hollow and futile. It Is my desire, therefore, that not only shall both political parties be fully and fairly represented in the government, but that It shall also include special representatives of the great t agricultural interests and of labor. | You may have my pledge that no future efforts shall be wanting to consummate this great purpose. If It should fail, the responsibility will uot be upon me nor upon my colleagues, wltOr-without exception, have given me tho assurance that in this endeavor I have their full support and their complete approval. "The presence of ladles at the convention and upon this delegation is another evidence of the splendid part which the women of Canada have taken in the national activity during the war, and I welcome them most cordially. "You have referred to the possibility of avoiding a general election. That can only bo accomplished by a practically unanimous support of such a resolution In our parliament. Otherwise the controversy as to such extension would bo carried into the Brit- the war was on they should leak*. Ike wealthy people pay heavily, Thi cess profits tax should be contliiuedi" Those making profits out of the war should pay heavily during the w�rf and they should make those'who were going to fight Canada's battles-feel that those who were left behind were paying heavily. He said he was satisfied that during the next campaign for the Patriotic Fund, it would be found that because we had adopted conscription of men, the people would demand that contributions to the patriotic fund should not be left to voluntarism, either. They should keep in mind the necessity of making thlB la-come tax^as heavy as possible, and he did not want to see men who remained behind making more thau they couUl live on comfortably while others, who were going to war, might have to give up their lives for the protection of those behind them. BASIS OF PEACE Lloyd George Says Huns Must Learn Meaning of That Word (Continued on Page 11). iwould be under, consideration at the laturday sitting. rl tl t......- ,-� s*> >�<* one of tho biggest Influences for good on the North American continent. This movoniont Is known as the 'Chautauqua. "It started with one assembly cn Lake Chautauqua, and today on the North 'American continent there- are six thousand assemblies ot similar character. The main ideal of cheu- Opet wheat ...... Local track wheat October wheat ... Local track oats . Ootober oats ..... October- flax ..... 240 235 225 60% 9% 337 WEATHER High........................... Low................ ........... 4'j Forecast: Some ahowere but mostly fair end cool. Collegiate Institute, of Regina, wired Mr. Alexander Calhoun, our city librarian, congratulating "Calgary on her opportunity of sharing the pleasure and benefits of lectures, concerts and other entertainments conducted under the auspices of Ellison-White service."' "Dr. h. J. MacDouald, of Saskatoon also wired Mr. Calhoun saying, T heartily recommend chautauqua and can say It is a' fine program, one intellectual, cultural and entertaining.' So It has been that all of the towns in Canada have gladly received this Calgary institution. "When Mr. J. M. Erlckson first conceived the idea ot a chautauqua for tho Dominion he at once went to Lethbrldge, where, through the assistance of Mr. 8. 8. Dunham, the first chautauqua in Alberta was organised. Then Mr. Erickaon came to Calgary and -opened up the office of the Elll- London, Aug. 4.-In the course of a speech at Queen's Halton the third'anniversary of the war, Premier Lloyd George said: "Victory must be so complete that our. national liberty never again shall be challenged. Russia learned that an army without discipline Is a rabble. There are some here who want to set up committees for the British army and direct the conduct ot the war.' We cannot allow a sectional organisation to direct the war or dictate Ithe terms of peace. The nation as a whole made war and the nation as. a whole must make peace." Tho British Prime Minister said he did not trust the German peace talk. "Neither the Kaiser nor the chancellor," he � doclnred, "has yet said he would be satisfied with Germau soli. They talk glibly about peace but stammer over the wor restoration.. -Before we have a peace conference they must learn to use the word restoration.' So far they have not learned even the first letter of the alphahet." (Continued on Page 11). Sugar has now reached the tlft.CO mark and in the words of the popular song it's 'going up. going up every day.' It is considered more than provable that restriction^ wpl be placedby the food controller; over wasteful manufacture of pastry sad the like. Flour still remains at |7.