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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOOT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1915 Sbe lethbribge letbbrifcae, Hlberfa AND WEEKLY. RATES; delivered., pet Dally, bjr mall, per by mall, por TELEPHONES: Bvalnees Office Editorial Office I4.M 1.00 125! 1314 W. A. Buchanan John TorranM Director Business ROUND THE.CIRCLE OF THE WAR The situation on the eastern front from the Hussian standpoint mistalteably serious, inditing yesterday's news. The city of War- saw has already 'been invested by the Germans, and Riga, the important baoe on the Baltic Sea. is said to have also fallen. Just whether the Rus- sian army remains intact from War- saw Is not yet certain, but the Grand Duke's forces are fighting a stubborn on their retreat back into Russia proper, and have been able to make it interesting for the Germans. The enveloping mo.'ement of the Teutons, however, appears to be closing in, and the vfiole Russian line of retreat is seriously threatened. Italy is preparing herself for a move against the Turks, and it is thought servatlves used the ttillertou charg- tor nil tlioy wore worth In the c paign, and wont far aa to criticize the judgment of Ilio Perdue commis- sion as being partizan. The hovovsr, rendered their verdlet most pronouncedly in favor of the and consequently Mr. Norris and the judges have been fully vindicated. TOR WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING I am asked what we are Hpbting for 1 reply in two sentences. In Hie first place to fulfil a solemn inter- national obligation which, if it had been entered into .between private persons in Hie ordinary concerns of lite, would have been regarded as an obligation not only of law but of hon- or, which no self-respecting man :ould possibly havo repudiated. I say, secondly, we arc fighting to i-in- un. dicate the principle which, in these 'from material force, some- times seems to be the dominant in- and factor in the dovelop- are flshting tho principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed, in detiance of international good faith, by the arbitrary will of a strong aim overmastering power. I do not be- lieve any nation ever entered into a great this is ono of the greatest history will with a clearer conscience and strong- er conviction that it is lighting not for aggression, not for the mainten- ance even of its own selfish interest, but that it is fighting in defence of principles, the maintenance of whie against the Turks, and it is tnongni ]s to civilization oi tne that It .-n-ill not be long before this worId_.._Rt. Hon. H. H. Asquith. in new ally has Joined the British and jhe House Of Commons. August 6th, in tho Dardanelles, ill French "forces in the Dardanelles, in a great effort to conclude that cam- paign. The British government has taken steps to intern all German mission- aries in India. Three Canadian hospital units have gone to ths Oardanelles. OUR POINT OF VIEW Jam Aikins was well canned by the Brandon electors. THE VERDICT OF MANITOBA Manitoba's outspoken verdict can te interpreted as a declaration of dis- gust with the administration of the Conservative party and a complete expression of confidence in the new Liberal government. It is also a strong vindication of the activities of the Liberals in unearthing the cor- ruption in which the Boblin govern- ment was mired and under which Manitoba's treasury "was 'being rifled of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Also it is a vindication of the atti- tude taken by Lieutenant Governor Cameron tiat the inq.uiry should be conducted hy a commission of men in ivhom the people would have the fullest of confidence. A clean up is now needed in Bri- tish Columbia. Cheer up. The harvesting of South- ern Alberta's greatest crop has com- menced. Wonder if Bob Rogers can inter- pret what the wild wares had to say in Manitoba yesterday. There should not be any unemploy- ed during the next few months. The harvest fields will demand the ser- vice of all the available men. Next year an effort should be put forth to attract excursions to Leth- "i bridge eitv offers -better attrac- Manitobans did not accept seriously Park with its large the eleventh honr repentance and re- 'should be lhe favoriie picnic formation of the Conservative party. They scorned the suggestion that Con- lake should be the ground of the south. a different feeling we all would have if the Allies were to break through the Dardanelles un- expectedly. An impression is grow- ing that the time, for victory there is very close. Had the Norris government been defeated it would have meant an order from the people that oppositions should not expose corruption. Bob- bing the public in high places would lave been sanctioned. It -won't be very long before one Bennett of Calgary ivill supplant one Rogers in the Dominion government at Ottawa. That's only a guess tat we like to try our Sand occasionally ih the prophecy game. servarives should he given the job o cleaning np a mess created by Con- servatives. Sir James Aikins. having toeen proven to be in possession of in- formation of the wror-j doing in con- nection with the parliament 'build- ings long before the scandal was ex- posed, became a laughing stock of the people when he sought their suf- frage in a -promise to purify the dirty Etables left by the late Conservative administration. Brandon accepted his position as a joke and sent him into political oblivion, Suned under a ma- jority of 700. Strong oppositions should exist to wisely criticise even- government, but in Manitoba the people were EO in- dignant over the manner in which their affairs had been conducted that it is not surprising they practically wiped out of existence the party re- sponsible for the dijjirce. A scorch- ing decision needed to impress -politicians that while they can fool some of the people some of the time, they cannot fool them forever. The opposition in Manitoba now consists of four French Canadian members and one English speaking, and it will neTer increase until the people be- come honestly convinced of a com- plete transformation. Manitoba's awakening will do 'Mani- toba it ought to reform political methods all over the country. Ordinarily our people are partisan tout it is shown that they can break party ties when they find a political party deserving of punishment for sins com- mitted sgainst the public welfare. The more independence of this kind we have the better for the country, and the better for tlio parties. Partyism running riot is a curse to any land, and we have had far too much of it the fighting lines in Europe. We must in Canada, no political party excepted. see that our men are looked after The Norris government in Manitoba properly so that they will be comfort is strongly entrenched and it can only able and cheerfe! and free from care hold its position by giving Manitoba Let us show our brave boys that we Jjonest government, by serving the gratefully appreciate people faithfully and by cairying out have rendered to us. Its platform pledges. It must also punUh every man, high or low, impli- cated in the parliament (buildings graft, A neglect to punish these men cause a revolt that would wreck the government. People in Manitoba and out ot it want the guilty punished even though men honored -by 'His Majentj- the King should suffer. The dastardly effort of the Conser- to make the Liberals as fc'tack' as the Conservatives has been With four French-Canadians and one English Canadian composing their representation in the .Manitoba Legis- lature, the Conservative party in Manitoba should "select a French lead- er. Certainly the French can dictate the choice. Since Sir James Aikins and W. H. Jharpe sacrificed their federal seats at the behest of Bob Rogers to at- tempt the reformation of the provin- cial party in Manitoba without suc- cess, they should now demand their pounds of flesh, the Lieutenant Gover- norship and a Senatorship. Canadians should quickly realize their obligations to the wounded sold- iers returning to this country from The Day's Best Story R. 6. a Diplomat (Calgary News-Telegram) "What Is a diplomat, asked the small boy, after reading somo comments on a speech of Sir Ed- a great -was the reply. "Is R. B. Bennett a "Yes, my boy he left for England before tli9 "MADB IN CANADA" ARROW Soft COLLARS t for H cent! Ci.Jnc. iiln BMC. Mialnil RICKED UP IN SSING FOR THE SUSY MAN BENEATH THE TOWER ON MHHKUT HILL GOSSIPY LETTER BY GADSBY One regiment of infantry is to be quartered permanently at Ottawa during the wsr. Jiiiue? a homesteader "cnr Wolsey. Sask.. was suffocated in a well. He came from t'ornwall. Onl. A new Highland battalion, to be known as the 92nd. will be recruited by Toronto and Hamilton. D. C. Rea, manager of the Knyai Hank at Winnipeg has been trans- ferred to the same position at To- ronto. A petition is being circulated in South Afrfta. asking that General De Wet. imprisoned 1'or treason, be par- doned. The Grand Orange .Lodge of British North America adopted the West York Lodge's recommendation to call i more lodges aiter living persons. The rhtirch pf .Notre Dame (le Tours, at Glen Robertson, Glengarry county, was destroyed by fire, conse- quent upon a mysterious explosion. Justice Teetzel. who was compell- ed br ill health to retire from the High Court of Ontario, will take up lis residence in California. Joseph R. Henderson of Montreal, president and general manager of Brandram-Henderson, Limited, paint manufacturers, died suddenly at Hali- fax, shortly after a game of golf. Captain Dr. J. H. McDonald, former- ly pastor of the Brunswick street Un- ited Baptist church. Fredericton. N. B., and later editor of the Maritime Baptist, has gone to the Dardanelles, will be chaplain to the Canadian hospital corps at the Dardanelles. Piet Gobler, a member of the South Africa parliament and grandson of he late Paul Kruger, president of the Transvaal, has been sentenced to two gears' imprisonment, and to pay a :ine oi for high treason. William James of Brantford was instantly killed, and Albert Hop- worth, son of the proprietor of the American hotel, Brantford, suffered a broken leg, when their automobile .urned turtle, near Ancasier, Out. A reoort that unmarried clerks in the militia and nossible other govern- ment departments were to be dis- charged to afford positions for return- ed so'ldiers was authoritatively denied by Senator Lougheed, acting minister Militia. Ignatius T. T. Lincoln, a former member of the British Parliament, ras arrested in Brooklyn. on a warrant charging forgery- amounting v'OO. He was locked up lo await extradition papers from Great Bri- ain. Lincoln, according to his own dmission, was a German syp. He' fas born in Austria, and when he ,-ent to England, he had his name leg- ally changed from Trebitch to Lincoln. Xine hotels in Essex county were permanently closed by the Ontario license Commission on August 1. They were: Wolfs roadhouse, Abar's Hotel. Payne's Inn, all in the town- ship of Sandwich East: Paris Hotel, Tecumseh; McGee's Inn and ey Hotel, Sandwich West; Colonial Hotel and Royal Oak Hotel. Sand- wich town, and the Scott House and Ottawa, Aug. 7.-Hiistily discard- Ing the toll, iron-eray mane typical o! good times, Sir Richard McBride now appears with a does hair cut whirl) is mori- in keeping with British Columbia's altcrnl fortunes, bii Kiclmrd nnd >iis associates in the government, have trimmed the prov- ince so fine that tin- Ministerial Im- ion or the Lower Mainland is calling (or a judicial investigation into Brit- ish Columbia Imam-re, and has put an Kngllsh expert, M. 13. Cotsworth, to work on the horrid details of loot liiMxIlins and general exploitation of British Columbia resources. Mr. tots- worth previously worked for the gov- ernment, but getting a lull view of what was goiiiK on, threw up hn task and joiui-d the progressives. hWC IS C 01S- worth's preliminary report is enough to precipitate a general election in British Columbia to head oft the scandal revelations. In Manitoba the scandal came lirsl and the election afterwards but. hopes arc expressed that it will be the other way about I in British Columbia. At all events, I tin- Conservative party in that prov- ince, llioush almost cicit in two by the Mi-Bride and Bowser factions, wil strive toward that end because, no eminent could survive the ms- closures threatened by the -Minister- ial Union. In short, British Colum- bia is like New and Mani- toba It has enjoyeil the blessing of Conservative rule lor a term of years and is obliged to clran house or be condemned as unsanitary. A Party Discaio "lai.ce at the main facts in the British Columbia case goes lar to prove that the sham snors, binoculars, foundered horses up- lands and Fosters, which afflicted Ot- tawa, were merely symptoms ot a general disease which has ravaged Conservative party politics irom ocean to ocean. The disease consisted largely in having too much easy monev to distribute among friends, a policy which Mr. Nicholson 01 Nova Scotia, in a moment oi candor sum- med up as "dashing along- As a re- sult of this "dashing along policy the McBride government has handed over almost the entire resources 01 British Columbia to the spectators and the railways and has nothing in return for their promissory notes and a back-breaking interest account British Columbia has, or rather had seventeen million acres of ar- able agricultural land. Of this ninety per cent, has been gobbled up by sreeitv syndicates who aiter making a tot payment of fifty cents an acre, propose to pav nothing en taxes, until the land is resold at higher prices to the unsuspecting set-. With the land boom in ruins and the British Columbia finances a bat te'red wreck, this great public asset bids fair to be tied up tor years un- less in the meantime, the British Co- lumbia people repudiate these bogus transfers and reclaim their heritage. As the Supreme Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of British Colum- bia have both declared that the sys- tem oi staking land "By for- tified as it is with "dummy signa- tures and spurious "power of attor- ney" is fraudulent and illegal, this is not as hard a job as it looks, par- ticularly if the government which beiriended the system is kicked out. What makes this land grabbing just a little worse is that most of it has been done by outside syndicates con- trolled froni cities in the United States or Europe. The presence oi many German capitalists on the.list of "Stakers" indicates that the sweet scented Count, Alyo Von. Alvensleben A little walk little about the weather, and how warm it how delight- fully soothing is POWDER Than you probably remark on the great number of your friends who use sb_o speaks (before you can) of the many uses there are for it. Which brings up the subject of talc for the baby and there you get ahead by tetflng how the doctor spoke of the safety of Colgate's for tender skins- nothing to Irritate; everything tc soothe. The next minute the heat reminds both of you of how comfortable this absorbent powder makes you during the sticky heat of how good it Is for sunburn. Maybe you'va used it after your before going to the so you'll be sure to mention that. In fact you're quite in accord about it all until one mentions the like Violet, she prefers Eclat, La France Rose or Cashmere Bouquet. You decide however, that the variety of scants is after all an advantage and that it's of Colgate Co. to make so In all and an that anyone will be suited. Then If you don't go right in and get some, you at least send 4 cents in stamps for a trial address COLGATE CO. ESTABLISHED OVER A CENTURY. Dept O Drummond Building, Montreal. Makers of Cashmtrt Bo-jtittil Snap luxurious, lastinf, W. G. M, SHEPHERD, Montreal, Sole Agent lor and his crowd stood in pretty well with the powers at Victoria. Gave Exploiters a Chance According to the Forestry Commis- sioner's latest report British Colum- bia had a stand of two hundred and fifty billion feet of merchantable tim- ber.-valued at, while British Columbia government parted with coal valued at on a promissory note tor is fairly typical of their coal pc.Ucy. Along'with tins reckless squander- ing of natural resources has gone a policy of encouragement towards frenzied linance which has resulted in the flotation of 4.7UO limited liabil- the' annual crop of timber was worth j ity companies, with a capitalization, more than a year. When mostly water, oi the SIcBride government came into which is per head for every power in 1905 it proceeded to lay iands on the 'timber laws which were not as kind as they might be to stakers and exploiters. As a result of its cBort the area'for which licenses man, woman and child in British Co- lumbia. The sequel is secn in the ruinous lailures of such concerns as the. Dominion Trust, the Albion Trust, Alpha Mortgage company, Na- For the hot days When the thermometer creeps up into the nineties and the heat becomes burdensome and depressing then is tha time to enjoy a sparkling END'S FRUIT SALT VOU have no idea how refreshed invigorated you will fed. By gentle, natural means. ENO'S stimulates the liver into healthy action and tones up the sys- givine a new feeling of buoyancy and energy. END'S is not only a mild aperient but splendid tonle. Buy a bottle from your druggist to-day. J. C. ENO, Sill" W.rki, Elf. SeU Aittu Nertl, Anerka HAKOLD F. JrrCHIE CO. UWTID KCCAUL sntcr. TORONTO (10) Established over Forty-one THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA were granted increased one thousand i tionai' Finance company, and others icr cent and in 1907, too numerous to mention, During the icres oi timber lands were grabbed last four years the whole surplus ac- hy syndicates -Vs the facts stand cumulated by the government during LOW 'nearlv 80 "per cent oi the tim-j the previous seven years iias been -jer assets "of British Columbia are] dissipated and there is now a gross in the hands of exploiters. As usual j deficit of five and a hah million dol- the McBride government's German Jar's. If the arrears by the stak- and pro-German friends got their bit.! for inslance, one German firm, Fleislrhacker Brothers of San Fran- cisco, t'.ong with Count Alvo Von Alvensleben, now a fugitive, control perhaps, acres or almost one- tenth of the timber assets of the province. Count Alvo Von Alvensle- hen, by the way. is credited with wrecking the Dominion Trust com- pany and driving its manager to sui- cide' by his depredations. The pulp leases were another fruit- ful field for the speculators. In 1907 the law was eased up so as to graat pulp companies who pleaded inability to comply with the conditions an ex- tension oi time in which to fulfill their contracts to, build mils and employ a certain number of hands. According to Premier McBride's cam- paign speeches of 1912 there were in operation then the Powell River Mills, employing 1200 men, the Ocean Falls HJill employing 1000 men, the Swanson Bay Works erected at a cost of a million dollars, a mill at Howe Sound, and the British Columbia Wood Pulp and Paper com- pany, which had spent on development. Of these concerns two are long since bankrupt, and the Ocean Falls company instead of em- ploying 1000, now employs three caretakers and lets it go at that. The capital of these companies has been largely wasted, the creditors, and shareholders robbed and the j workmen thrown on the cold world. Meanwhile the promoters keep the plunder. The pulp lands have noire-, verted to the Crown. The Ocean Falls company which had a capital of of which was put into development and di- vided in stock between the promot- ers and their friends, has since fallen into the bands of Fleishbacker Bros, and a German syndicate. This Ger- man syndicate imder pretext of se- curing the creditors of the bankrupt Ocean Falls company, takes over 000 acres of timber, and two bil- lion feet of timber additional, in re- turn for which they hand the credi- tors iu shares in a com- pany which they proceed 10 capital- ize at SlO.OOO.OilO. The shareholders of the defunct Ocean Fulls company, most of whom are residents in Eng- land, are left to look after them- selves. After Coal, Too. The stakers and exploiters have not overlooked the immensely rich coal measures of British Columbia with the result that in the "Ground 'hog" district alone, that is to say the district drained by the Skeena and Naas rivers, three hundred and twenty thousand acres of coal lands have already been alienated to six syndicates, flow rich'.this coal land is may be judged from the fact that one syndicate possessing some acres, estimates the tonnagti at millions, or thirty million tons per annum for 145 years. This coal which costs at the mine per ton, is sold in I'rince Kupert, Van- couver and Victoria at a ton and much higher for anthracite. For this block of acres the coal company has promised to the government as -soon aft it is alilc, ffhis one ca'sc, in -wbicfc ers of crown lands appeared on tha public accounts in their true sliapo as a bad debt instead of an asset, this amount would be swelled by From which it will bo seen what the Jlcllride government costs. A seventeen million dollar de- ficit in two years is going some. These figures 'do not include the of guarantees handed out to the C.N.K. and other railways. OE this amount the C.N'.R. benefits to the extent of their bonds being guaranteed by the McBride gov- ernment, both principal and interest at I, to 6.V per cent. A possible an- nual .interest burden oi for railways, not to mention the principal is a JlcSrido leg- acy which will take a lot of handling by' a thinly populated province, moss of whose natural resources are tied up hy greedy and unscrupulous ex-, plotters. H. V. G. ASSETS OVER The A, of Banking Joint Accounts are a Con- venience. Keep a Savings Account, and Let Your Money A c c u mutate. We solicit your account in our SAVINGS DEPARTMENT LETHBRIDGE BRANCH G. F. BLETCHER, Manager, Street N.'_______ OF CANADA. A Comprehensive Banking Service The Isioi Bank'oiCnria not only gives its' customers every form of service which 3. can also offers the decided advantages which come from a network of Branches, 320 in' covering almost every part erf Canada. May we setve you LETHBRIDGE BRANCH 6. R. TINNING, Manas" GRASSY LAKE BRANCH H. E. SANDS, Acting Manager THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SOt EDMUND WALKER, D.C.L., Prttident tAtRD, General Hunger JOHN AIRD, General IIMMB V. C. BROWN, Superintendent ol Ccatral BruacfcM CAPITAL, RESERVE FUND, FARMERS' BUSINESS The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility for the transaction of their banking business, including the discount and collection of sales notes. Blank tie supplied free of charge on application. Lethbridge Branch R. T. Brymner, Mgr ;