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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 9, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE POUR THE LETHBRtDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, AUGUST 9,1917 letbbrt*3e Derail letbbrt&Qe, HIDerta 5 A I LY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rntcs: Pally, delivered, per week......10 Dally, delivered per year ......$5.00 Dally, by mall, per year.........$400 Weekly, by mail, per y�iar ......$1-50 Ws�ikly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office ............... 1252 Oflico ............... 1224 VV. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance -  Cuziness MnuaEor Dates of expiry of suusciptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration dato is our authority to continue the subscription. Your King and Country Need You Right Nowl THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Hear the south-eastern frontier of Qallcla, the Russians hare again come to life, and have made an advance against the Teutons, capturing some guns and prisoners. Elsewhere on the Russian front they are in retirement, according to a Petrograd report, having evacuated a number of villages. Small operations on the Belgian front have gatnedinore ground for the British, otherwise conditions are comparatively quiet. The French repulsed strong counterattacks. German officialdom looks upon China's declaration as the .work of the aUlea, as a blow aimed at the powerful Teuton commercial competition in the Orient. GOVERNMENT SHOULD CARE FOR DEPENDENTS The proposal of the Southern Alberta branch of the Patriotic Fund that all further voluntary subscriptions should be dispensed with and the necessary funds raised by the Dominion by some form of taxation is one that should meet with approval throughout the Dominion, and if the various branches of the fund will take up the same position and exert their influence, the plan can be put into ef feet. Especially is this so now that compulsory military service is about, to become law, If it is right that all man of military age should be held ready' to "serve in the fighting lines, then it is right that the country should be ready to take care of their dependents in a way that will set the minds of the men at rest that when they are gone to the front, their dependents will be properly taken care of and will not be required to stand In need of the aid of a fund which savors somewhat of charity. There are some good points about making the patriotic fund a voluntary affair, but there are many against it, and one of the greatest is that too often the man who can best afford to pay is the one who pays the least. All men should pay according to their worth. The government is the only concern that has the machinery for bringing about this state of affairs. It la up to them to do it, and the Southern Alberta branch of the, Patriotic Fund has given them the lead. Under the Military Service Act, when men will be called up as they re needed, the slogan "Fight or Pay" |Wlll no longer apply. tlons of the British empire, the great Kuglish-s'pcakiiiK world and old Franco in the hour of its extremity. They seem not to understand the diminished lite which that eventually means for them. But does-the tone of the revolutionary speeches and wrlthlngs I havo quoted really reflect the deeper mind and will of the French-Canadians in general? I have my doubts about it. For one thing, what I see of the habitants of Quebec inclines iv,e to think Hint although they would vote probably to a man against conscription, they are not at all likely to be led Into any revolutionary high-jinks by M. Uourassn or Jlr. Mnrsil or any one else. They have a benevolent interest in Bournssa but they are not so much taken in by his exaggerations as he perhaps -thinks. It seems to be more the intellectuals and the youth of the cities that Bournssa stirs into excitement. There can be no mistak-1 ing, for example, tho spirit that underlay the tumultuous demonstrations of young French-Canadians in Montreal against recruiting meetings. It is a little absurd of M. Lemieux and others to charge failure of recruiting In Quebec to bad methods, when in Montreal, n city half F.nglish in population, recruiting meetings were interrupted and even French-Canadian recruiters had 'difficulty in obtaining a hearing. That was before conscription was mooted, at least officially, and I am afraid it was a sincerer expression of sentiment than the general professions of loyalty we hear from some politicians. But I would not lay too much stress even on such demonstrations. Youth tends naturally to extreme opinions, and the most eminent leaders of the race though they deplored and deprecated such tendencies showed certain timidity in combating them a lack of real energy. Tho campaign against Bourassa was not a vigorous one. It is most unfortunate that the race and language question-in Quebec, in its relation to the rest.of Canada, has been accentuated by the situation which has arisen out of the war. The war should have drawn the two races closer together. But the situation nevertheless has shown that Quebec presents a problem- which must be solved. It will take the best brains In Canada to solve it. It will take cool-headed thinking and education on the part of the electors of English-thinking Canada to solve it. We must not allow our attitude toward Quebec to sink to the level of racialism and prejudice even though that course seems easiest. Quebec must remain a part of Canada and on good terms and understanding with the rest of the Dominion. ^PICKED UP IN �* PASSING FOR THEI BVsy yAN A serious shortage In salt is causing much Inconvenience to tho fisheries interests in Newfoundland. Corp. I). L. MeDougall, son of the late Row ,T. MeDougall, tho well-known Western missionary, has been invalided back to Canada. Jordan Wheat Lambert, member of one of tho wealthiest families of St. Louis, shot and killed hlmfelf in his apartments. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Forsyth of Weston, Out., will celebrate tho sixtieth anniversary of their wedding on August 11 by a family reunion. Contrary to the custom which has been followed for the last number of years, no harvesters excursion will bo run from the maritime provinces or from British Columbia tni3 year. Included In the French bread card regulations is a stipulation that-hotels and restaurants must charge separately for bread. Thoy may servo bread only in slices and at one cent per slice. A contortionist out of an engagement, has lived for several months in l'aris by imposing upon charitable persons ns a legless civilian, victim of the German invasion of Belgium. An agreement has been entered into betweon the Winnipeg builders' exchange and the carpenters' union, under which the rate of pay will be raised five cents per hour, making the minimum 55 cents per hour. Sir George Perley is arranging for several painters and artists serving with various branches of the Canadians in England to visit the front for a short time to make painting sketches. Visit Lethbrldge Stampede week. AH roads lead to Lethbrldge on the 15th, 16th and 17th. The early reports of the Winnipeg convention lead to the belief that the delegates are fixing for another spilt The Liberal convention asks that both war profits and incomes be taxed. The plan is perfectly fair. If the taxing of war profits still leaves an excess income why shouldn't it be taxed. BRITISH PREFERENCE AND C.N.R. SUBJECT OF RESOLUTIONS Mr. George B. Kirkpatrlck, a pioneer in mining development in Northern Ontario, died at his homo in Toronto. Tho death occurred at Hod Deer of II. 0. Brnmpton. one of the most prominent old-timers in the Red Deer district. It was learned at Hartford. Conn., that Carl P. Struth, who claims to be a nephew of the German Chancellor, lias enlisted in the United States army. Liout.-Col. Chns. II. Mitchell, of Toronto, has been made an olllcor of the Order of Leopold by the King of Bel-glum the day after being made a CM. G. by King George. Percy Ashley of West Huntingdon, Out., died of injuries received ns a result of being dragged in a hayrake the day before, when bis team became frightened and ran away. The British American Hotel, at Kingston. Ont., in service for one hundred and twenty years or more, is now a base recruiting olliee for Major G. I. Campbell, Chief Recruiting Officer for this district. A. Petula, engineer of the tug Boa-trice, at Port Arthur, fell overboard when 1* miles out of Ross Port and was drowned. He leaves a wifo and two children. Four officers of the 1". S. army signal corps ended n balloon flight from Omaha on a farm four miles south of Waseca, Minn. The trip of "2t> miles was made in six hours, which is said to be a record. Jessie Kerr-Lawson, who died at her homo during the week end, was the well-known writer who contributed to the Toronto World and other publications under the pen name "Hugh Airlie." She was born in bain-burgh in 1S3S. Crushed to death in her father's arms by tho crowd at a railway station was tho fate of a month-old daughter of Mr. and .Mrs. William Johnson, of Saskatoon. They were awaiting a train at the C. N. 11. station, when an exhibition crowd pressed the little one until' Its back was broken. having been missing two days. I Ho was probably drowned while trying to reach, his boat, which drifted away, from htm while ho was bathing. James Whnlen, president of the Port Arthur Shipbuilding company, stated in an interview thut his company had Just socurcd additional contracts Involving tho expenditure of $2,000,000, which will keep the docks working to full capacity until far Into 1010, slimmer and winter. Mrs. Ed. Wright, 20 years old, Douglas, Wyo., widely known throughout the west tor her skill as a rough rider, was killed at a Denver park whilo riding a wild broncho for a motion picture company. The horso made a mad rush and somersaulted over a fenco, Mrs. Wright's head striking a post. A recommendation that tho sale of niont bo prohibited throughout the United States on Tuesdays and Fridays was adopted and forwarded to Herbert Hoover, food administrator, by tho United Master Butchers of America, meeting in annual convention at Minneapolis. Mnry Bnlcz, the lR-yoar-old daughter of Police Magistrate Balez, of Iloso Isle, Man., was badly gored by an infuriated bull while taking cows to pasture Mary dodged tho second attack and crawled under the bull as It vaulted a barb wire fence. Tho girl has a broken rib and an arm brokou in three ploccs. Tho commanding general of the Twelfth Russian army has decided that nil soldiers belonging to units which disbanded owing to mutiny or refusal to take part in an offonslvo shall wear on their urnis a distinctive emblem which shall be black in color. When their conduct under fire shall havo rehabilitated them they will be permitted to discard the emblem. "Blind' trooper" MuIIoy, one of the leaders in the win-tho-war movement, J who organized tho wost, speaking in tho principal western cities, is likely to bo a war candidate in Dundas county, succeeding Hon. Andrew Broder. who is retiring owing to illness. Ho is well known as a conscription war candidate backing a union government under Sir Robert Borden. Once again the province of Alberta leads the west in the average wheat yield. Is it that our farmers are better farmers or that the weatherman looks on us with more favor? Probably it's both. Do a little boosting for the stampede next week. Remember, Lethbridge has the greatest kind of interest in the event-if we can help to make it a huge succes we have just that much better chance to hold a big Southern Alberta fair here next year. And the stampede Is going to be worth boosting for. There will be many features that will make it better than any theatrical event ever staged here. DO WC UNDERSTAND OUR QUMEC BROTHERS? We talk a lot about Quebec when to reality It Is a foreign land to many elf da. Quebec Is separated from the rest of Canada by the fact of another laaguage spoken there more than are any of the other provinces separated from one another, even British Columbia and Prince Edward Island, the two extremes. So. when we talk of the attitude of the peoplr of Quebec we cannot bring to our mind the scsibe understanding of the situation as would be the case with any of the other provinces. It seems to be pretty general ly accepted that Quebec is opposed to conscription. ' Events on the surface indicate that much. Why Is this so? Wtm of us can answer from any knowledge of the facts. Perhaps some light is thrown on the subject by the following from the pen of Prof. James Cappon In the "Queen's Monthly:" � Of course the people of Quebec dislike the idea of conscription So do the, people of Ontario and the west on, principle, but. on the whole the latter accept, it as a measure of necessity and the only way of equalizing lustly the strain of the war. They are In better touch perhaps with the international situation, with the opinion and feeling of the English-speak  ing world whether in London or New York; they are readier to share its �eatiment, they are readier to share Its fate. , *. It is no peculiar fate which threat-aju Trench-Canadians in the conscrlp- ' t|o� bill; it is that which Ontario and Ut� Test of Canada and the United ?iUta* and Great Britain have sub-ialttad to aa the price to be paid for � fraMom. /But the French-Canadian }ttatoa have virtually pronounced for ta*> isolation of their race- They, speak ta a manner which 1b cutting them off - illfr from the sympathy end tradl- AT Etzikom, Aug. 8.-Friday evening, Aug. 3, a barn dance was given in the spacious new barn recently erected on Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McTall's farm, nine miles south of Etzikom. A large crowd was in attendance and every effort was put forth to make the occasion an enjoyable one Dr. O. Boyd, of Medicine Hat, made an Interesting speech on the. leading topics of the hour, which was enthusiastically received. lot cream and lemonade were din nensed from stands and a midnight supper was served, while good music and a large dancing space added much to the pleasure of the dancers. . Mr. McTall has a barn second to none in the community, and as the speaker very fittingly expressed It, the erection of such a building shows his faith In Alberta and her possibilities The net proceeds of $50 were given to the Red Cross cause. HIS HAPPIE8T DAY. Bacon-Let me shake your hand, dear boy. This is one of the happiest days of your life. Egbert-You're too previous, old man. I'm not to bo married until tomorrow. Bacon-That's what I say. This is one of the happiest days of your life. -Spokane Spokesman-Review. RECORD BEATEN. "A turtle can cr/iwl a yard in a minute" ; "I've seen messenger boys do worse."-Louisville Courier-Journal. Winnipeg, Aug. 8.-The C. N. reso lutlon dealt with at the convention, was as follows: "Resolved: That in view of the fact that the Drayton-Acworth commission showed that the equity of Mackenzie and Mann was of no actual value, arrangement recently submitted to parliament whereby it is proposed to pay an arbitrary price for 60,000,000 of common stock of the Canadian Northern Railway Company is indefensible from any point of view." D. Downey, introduced the resolution declaring the west was no longer to be governed by a few men in Toronto. Mr. McCros3an declared that such a reform would never be given them by the east and must be forced on eastern Canada. Mr. Knowlton said that the present system would never be changed so long as Sir Thos. White held office. The resolution was carried unanimously. The original resolution of banking which was referred back to the resolutions committee again came before the convention the only change being the substitution of the words "local agricultural hanks" by "rural community banks." Returned soldiers made a demonstration outside the industrial bureau this afternoon, where the Liberal convention Is being held. Their grievances Is said to be the carrying by the Alberta delegates of a banner endorsing Laurier for the west, also that one of the delegates is supposed to be a German. No violence is reported so far. E. A. Cohen, Winnipeg, thought to pass such a resolution as that dealing with the Canadian Northern Railway was violating the principles of Liberalism. Surely MacKenzle and Mann had a right to say "hear our side before you pass judgment," and take away our property. O. E. Culbert, Calgary, moved an amendment that the resolution be referred back to tho resolution committee and this was agreed to. S. J. Latta, of Govan, Sask., moved the resolution with respect to taxes on war profits. Mr. McConkey, Kerrobert, seconded the resolution. The following was Introduced: "Resolved that British preference be increased to GO per cent, of the central tariffs. "That wheat, wheat flour and all other products of wheat be placed up- 1 on the free list. "That the following articles be placed on the free list: (1) Farm implements, machinery and repairs for same. (_3) Farm tractorB and Internal combustion engines with repairs for same. (3) Mining, flour, sawmill and logging machinery, with repairs for same. (4) Rough and partly dressed lumber. (5) Illuminating, lubricating and fuel oils. ((!) Cement. (7) Fertilizers. (8) Fishing lines, cordage, bwIvcIs and metals for fishing spoons. That staple foods and food products other than white flour, domestic animals and food therefore, Including oats, barley and flax. be admitted into Canada free of duty when coming from and being the product of any country admitting like Canadian articles into such countries free of duty. That substantial reductions be made in goneral tariff In all articles Imported into Canada, excepting luxuries. The body of Rev. Mr. Andrews, curate of the Church of the Messiah, was found in Lake Simcoo at Orlllla, he HIS LIMITATIONS. "Are you not ashamed to use poisoned arrows?" "I am doing tho best I can in my limited way," whimpered the savnge. "Of course, poisoned arrows only get one at n time. But we lack the mechanical facilities for wholesale operations with U-boats."-Washington Star. blncd system of sharply graduated taxation upon incomes and excess profits which shall'insure that every citizen shall bear his or her full Hhnrc of tho war burden, according to his or her means. "(7) By thoroughly organizing tho nation and carrying out this program by whatever means may bo necessary for its accomplishment." Dr. Neely was glvon threo cheers and a tiger when ho concluded. Captain C. S. Riley of Calgary, vico-chalrmnn of tho convention, seconded tho adoption of the resolution In a brief speech. "Canada," ho said, "has nothing to be ashamed of for her part in this war. The people of Canada Intend to stay In this war until the whole German system Is on its knees crying 'kamerad.'" J. G. Turriff, M.P., for Asslniboln, took the platform, "Canada Is rrtaking history tonight," ho- said, "tho Liberal party Is making history tonight. I voted against my loader on tho question of conscription. I voted against a referendum and for the bill, and I havo no apologies. (Cheers). Tho only difference of opinion among Liberals was as to the best moans of winning the war." Mr. Turriff said he was in entire accord with tho resolution except on ono clause, where It did not go quite far enough. lie moved, therefore an amendment of four words, "by compulsion If necessary," added to the , clause regordlng reinforcements for I the Canndians at the front. | "I know," said Mr. Turriff, "thnt the majority of my hearers arc largely not In sympathy with my views, that many of my own constituency disagree with mo, but I nover faced both ways in my life. Do you know what it means for a man to vote against his leader? It is hell for a man. Many of us when this conscription bill came \ip, wont to Sir Wilfrid. I went. Wo asked Sir Wilfrid to make nn announcement that would save disruption in the party, to state that if he were returned to power and fv;r.c! after n .�si that tho necessary recruits could not be secured by voluntary enlistment ho-would apply tho conscription bill to secure them. Sir Wilfrid told me, 'No, I am not in favor of conscription, I will not agree to conscription." He makes no bones about it, he is open and honest about it." Mr. Turriff said there was a great big feeling in Canada in favor of dropping all party politics during the war. It would bo a good thing If It could bo dono. Tho Conservatives had played politics with the coalition gov- ernment,- but wore tho delegates absolutely sure no politics had been played on the other side. "Yon will do as you like," declared Mr. Turriff, "I propose to bo truo and loyal to tho men at- the front and to the men whose bones arc bleeching In Flanders." Lifebuoy for the "Counter-attack All day long he's been standing the attacks of dirt, dust, grime, germs and microbes. Now for the counter-attack. Lifebuoy to the front! Its rich, creamy lather for skin, shampoo and bath- or for socks, shirts, handkerchiefs, etc., makes short work of " the enemy." HEALTH D is more than soap, finest of all soaps though it is. -~~ Lifebuoy has splendid antiseptic and germicidal power as well-its mission is to clean and purify. Send your soldier a package of Lifebuoy. He'll appreciate it. At all grocer) LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED TORONTO 176 m Unreserved Auction - OF, - CATTLE At Exhibition Grounds, Magrath, On SAT., AUGUST 11 1917, COMMENCING AT 10.30 A.M. AIJOUT 250 HEAD AS FOLLOWS About 35 head of 1-year old heifer* and steers. About 115 head of heifer* from 2 to 4 years old. About 50 head of 2-year old steer*. About 50 head of cow* In calf. These cattlo are all of good Durham stock and in good condition. Any ono wanting good stock should mako a special effort to attend-this monster sale at Magrath on August 11th. TERMS CA8H W. L. WILSON, OF LETHBRIDGE, FARM SALE AND LIVB �TOCK AUCTIONEER COULD HEAR THEM. Mrs. FranclB-"Has your husband got good, sound tooth?" Mrs. Egbert-"Oh, yes." "Havo you Been them all?" "No, but the other night he got frightened and 1 henrd them," -Yonkors Statesman. DIRECTOR Jf OF AUTO LIVERY AND DRAYING / ' � -"N Boulton's Auto Livery ..WE KNOW THE COUNTRY THOROUGHLY. PHONE US AT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. Phone 1206 IT COSTS NO MORE TO RIDE IN A Comfortable Car We use a 7-passenger Hudson In care of an experienced and careful driver. The Hudson Auto Livery Phone*: Day 668 Night 1269 J. PAPPAS, Owner OTT'S AUTO LIVERY Day Phone 1540 Night Phone 787 Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on either (team or gas tractors. Only high elais work leave* our shop, and we will quote you price* that are right. NIVEN BROS. 216 Flr*t Ave. 8. Phone 1733 DRAYING Phone* 1345 or 1356 Turner & Witchell Office at Kennedy'* 410 13th St DRAYING Of All Kinds WesternTransferCo. Limited Office-C P. H. Freight Shed* PHONES Office ........... 1161 Stable* .......... 1064 CUT YOUR GRAIN Pull Your Sheaf-Loader, Haul Your Coal, Grain or Hay WITH A STAUDE-MAK -A-TRACTOR Four Horses for the Price of One $295 and a Ford IN GOOD CONDITION MAKES A GUARANTEED FARM TRACTOR WHICH WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF FOUR 1600-LB. 'HORSES 24 HOURS PER DAY. WILL NOT HARM YOUR FORD.' . IF YOUR AGENT DOES NOT HANDLE THEM, WRITE OR PHONE TO, Staude-Mak-a-Tractor Sales Co. Limited 904 ELEVENTH AVE. EAST, .CALGARY, OR John Bass, Chin, Alberta (200 ON HANO AT CALGARY NOW) <(� 05347?02 ;