Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 11, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LI DAILY AND W C C K LV Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week......10 Daily, delivered per year ......15.00 Dally, by mall, per year.........tt.00 .Weekly, by mall, per, year......11-60 Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S..12.00 125! 1224 TELEPHONES Business Office ............. Editorial office ............. W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrnnce - - Business Manager Dates of expiry of miusiTiptlons appear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date is our authority to continue the eub-cription. Your King and Country Need You Right Nowl THE PROGRESS OP THE WAR Canadians effected another substantial advance on Leii3 yesterday, taking further defences and approaching almost to the streets of the city. The Canadians found little resistance, and the indications are that the garrison Is about ready to evaounte. The operations of the Canadians were in the nature, of raids on outlying trenches, from which they returned with a ron-iderab.'c number of prisoners. ' The British also feiade advance on the Belgian front, in the -riclnlty of Hooge, capturing all outer defences of the village. On the left flank of the British tine the French also made advances. On the-Alsne the French repulsed strong German attacks. The British and French attacks in Belgium ere indtcationr that 'good weather once again prevails arid that the drive will be continued. ,\'".* Neely, M.P., Hon. Thoe. II. Johnson and Hon. A. U Sifton, akd with the opinion of the resolution* committee, as eipreaeod by them, that the original text of the resolution it explicit: In identifying the Western Liberal party definitely and unfnlstnkably with the policy of conscription. DAILT HERALD ONLY ONE MEANING IN_ LIBERAL RESOLUTION" ~ � fn the opinion of the Herald, the resolution paaaed by the-Liberal convention at Winnipeg a* to the method of winning the war corn-it write the. Liberals of the weet to conscription. If there'-It; anything of double entendre in the resolution the Herald refuses-to acknowledge the other meaning- It ,..'*ge� plainly aUted from the plat-"fierm that the T-jriff ameMQnent, :' *ly conscription, if neceeeary," was implied in the original"resolution. If Sir Wilfrid Laurler under-atands it this way, there3 ie no rea-aoifc/iee far. as .the".waat la concerned, for him to turn down the new proposal for a union government. Dealing with the war resolution, the Winnipeg Free Press, which was right on the ground, and which has been a consistent supporter of conscription, eeee it this way: The war resolution adopted by the Liberal convention yesterday contained llfeae declarations: "That in times of peril the entire resources of the country, moral and material, man-power . and wealth, are justly disposable by the State for the preservation of its national liberties; "That the imperative duty of. the'Canadlan'people is the contin- ' ued vigorous prosecution of the war by the maintenance in ucim- ' paired strength^ at the front of -our lighting fo*Ss and the taking of all steps ne&BBary to secure the required reinforcements far . this - purpose." : . This, means conscription, if neces �ary. It can have no other meaning. . Every candidate offering for election In Western Canada upon this platform � Is committed irrevocably to the en> forcemeat' of conscription" tt this is necessary to secure reinforcements In '.sufficient numbers to maintain the Canadian forces in unimpaired '. strength .At the front...... The declaration is stronger than the corresponding statement made by the Liberal members of Parliament who voted for the Military Service Bill- This is what the members said: "We endow* all necessary �taj>a-4a,J secure the required number ot men to fill the gape in the',Canadian ranks without delay, .a* anything short of ithis, amounts to betrayal of the living gnd the dead." When the Liberal members at Q& tawa made this statement the Free flclent; the root of the matter is there." . , r*. The Free Press now declares, in likv manner, thut the "root of the matter" Is in the declaration made last iilglii?' by the Liberal convention. It binds .western- Llberaliam to Conner! pi ion This is, nut to nay that the Free' |Press does not appreciate fnllv Mr ;.( Turrlff'H action in moving his atnentt ,-iypent, and his bTave and moving1 fpeech in Its support. Mr. Turritr wuh,. ne of the heroew of the conscription v-senate at Ottuwa; he will be reward-'Vjfed for 111* vourtie by the increased con-i, jBdence and regard of the people of the Jareat. ; Mr. Turriff sought to make bh-.' aurauce doubly sure; and politically, it -'%as probably, a mistake for the con- J^eTtteteW t�i$ Free 'Press In bound tMSjr that it ia in agreement with Dr. THE NEW OFFER OF COALITION If It Is true, ns the correspondent of the Winnipeg Telegram states, that a further and more generous offer of coalition has been made by Premier Borden, it is hard to see how the Liberals can refuse to consider tt If they destre, as a party, to be considered more concerned about winning the wnr than of winning political power. Wo should have liked to have something more definite and more official to go on than the Winnipeg Telegram report of the offer, but assuming that Premier Borden has offered Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberals an opportunity to take part in a coalition government with a further opportunity to Rive voluntary recruttlng a chance before the introduction of the conscription bill which is now ready for royal assent, then there should be no hesitation about acceptance. The Herald has been committed to a coalition of union government since the conscription issue came to the fore. We have contended that the time has come for Canada to drop politics. It has been deemed necessary for Canada to throw the whole weight of her resources Into the war, both men and money. How this could be done under party government we have been unable to see. There is too much suspicion attached to party! government to allow for united effort on the part of every Canadian. But remove the cause of suspicion, and win-the-war efforts become the first consideration as they should be. The Liberal convention at Winnipeg approved' the principle ot the formation of a "national government" after a general election. If Sir Wilfrid Laurier has been given what he has asked for, a chance to try out voluntary recruiting in Quebec, why should there be any waiting until after a general election for the formation of a national or coalition government? Why should it not be consummated in the meantime? Then if the coalition government deems it the wisest course to secure the sanction of the people by appealing to the electors in a general election, the ttasslon and' dissension which accompanies an appeal to the people will be avoided. It Is quite true that the Borden government has, been lamentably weak in some departments, that it has allowed profiteering, that it has protected Hon. Robert Rogeie, that it arrogated the control of the country nntil this crisis, that it has done an hundred and one things it should not have done, but that doesn't prove that the holding of an election which. would put the Liberals into power would be a panacea,for all these ills. Why not forget party and power for a time and thipk of the.needs: of the boys at the fronf? Form an union government, put the profiteers in their places, make wealth pay in accordance to its ability, and give Quebec a chance to show that it would come up to the scratch under a further appeal for volunteers. Borden's offer has put it fairly up to the Liberals, and following the Winnipeg convention it comes with particular force. The Herald hopes that the outcome will be such as Liberals need not be ashamed of. U "PICKED PASSING ^ Simon Wigle, of Kingsville, Ont., an Essex pioneer. Is dead. Eight hundred thousand American soldiers are now under arms to fight the Teutons. John McLeod, aged 77, for the past 17 years fishery officer for Bast and West Kootenay, died at his home at Nelson. Whltmore ft Orr have located a high-grade copper-silver-load lead on their M. ft K. group at Legato crock, Skeen Hlver, B. C. H. L. Williams, prominent young grocer, of St. John, N. B, was found murdered In his store at midnight. The affair so far Is a mystery. Two Ottawa trainmen,' Conductor Haskin and Brakeman Langdon, were killed nt Hudson Heights. r>0 'miles from Muntreal, in a collision between two freight trains. A tablet to Lieut. Jack Eaton, of the 113th Highlanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eaton, of Calgary, killed in action, was unveiled in the Pro-Cathedral, Calgary. The health of Alexander F. Keren-sky. Russia's man of the hour, is a matter of grave concern to his friends and associates, according to members of an English delegation which iias just returned from Petrograd. Major Hamilton-Oanlt has. beerrga-zeited.tO'AA Imperial staff aa an aide. Edward Morgan, one of the old-timers of Trail, B.C., died recently after a long Ulaeai.; , Fire was* discovered in the Roma theatre, Kitchener, Ont, and over |8,-000 damage' was done before the flames.were extinguished. Lieut. A. E. Voysey. Garrison Artillery, chief assistant to the European Manager of The Canadian Pacific, has been killed in notion. Brandon loses yet another of her old-timers in the person of Fred Bar-nett Edmand. who passed away after a prolonged Illness of a year. Detroit patrons of the Winsor race track contributed approximately 11600 to Windsor city treasury In fines paid for speeding in autos during the past (�'o months. Hon. Dr. Beland. former postmaster-general of Canada, has lately been removed to Berlin. His health is good. Hopes are expressed he may return under the new repatriation'scheme. With an increase of from practically nothing to sixteen million dollars in tho value of the shipbuilding industry in and around Vancouver within a year, there has been a growth in the population of about 6,000. The " St. Louis College Westminster, B. ,C, has been offered by the Mads of Catholicism In the province to the military authorities for the accommodation of roturnod or invalided soldiers. Fred Chadwlck, while bathing in deep water nt Vancouver, was drowned on the North Arm nt Deep Cove. Myrn Henderson, Slocnn City, B.C., saved n Hinall girl from drowning by holding her shoulder until help arrived. Death is to bo the penalty for forcibly reslsUng_tlio U. S. draft. This was clearly Indicated in n statement made public by Provost Marshal General Crowder in regard to tho draft disorders in Oklahoma, Georgia and North Carolina. News ot the death on Aug. 3 of Hose Kaplan, heart nurse of the Jewish Refugees' camp In Alexandria, Egypt, has been received by the Women's Zionist organization New York, under whose direction MIbs Kaplan had been ministering in the Orient since January, 1913. . Mr. Samuel II. Hopkins, B.S.A., who has been occupying the position of assistant provincial live stock commissioner, has been appointed district supervisor of agricultural instruction for Duncan and tire districts of North and South Cowlchan, B.C. One of the most recent improvements in the helmets for the BOldiers at the front, is the chain visor, of which hundreds of thousands are now in use in France. This is a piece of steel chain mail which falls over the eyes like a veil as far as the bridge of the nose, and is tied on behind.. Its purpose la ,to guard the eyes from fragments of sand, rock or metal splinters striking from below, which are the muse of nine.nut of ton cases ol blindness in the army. Albert O. Langley, M'.vS., a native son of Victoria, and brother of Major W. H. Langley, now uttitchcrt to Lieut.-Gen. Sir Arthur Curries staff In France, has been appointed distrint engineer of tho Eastern Mlnnral Survey district, with headquarters at llevclstoke. In view ot the great increase in the prlco of footwear, the Italian government has decided to manufacture a standard shoe of stout make and at a reasonable price. Three hundred thousand pairs will bo turned out monthly In Italy and another 200,000 pairs will be Imported. The first one-third of tho quota of 687,000 men drafted for U. S. army service undor the selection bill will be called to the colors September 1 and sent to the training camps betwenn September 1 and September 8. This information hns been communlcnted to tho governors of all states by Provost Marshal General Crowder. The nnmen of about 200 Canadian officers and of 500 non-commissioned officers and privates, who havo been brought to the notice of the secretary of state for war for valuable service.1* In connection with the Dominion's overseas forces, were in a list issued from the war office. All of the seven hundred persons comprising the list have been serving in England, mostly In administrative capacity. One lady is Included-Mlse Plummer, of the field comforts commission. The Earl of Derby, secretary of Btate for war, was informed by tho SATURDAY. AUGUST 11,1017 TSSB**��H��T�H-SHI��W#eMB�B,-r��B�� central medical war committee that no more medical men are available for army commlnslonn without "seriously endangering the supply ot doctors tor tho civil community." The committee's announcement was made after a thorough canvass conducted by it. Members of the committee expressed the hope that the solution of tho difficulty will be found in a supply of doctors from the United States, saying that they believed that tho most of tho medical men thora are willing to come to Europe. Worth makes the nan, but not his bank account. (Special to the Herald! Fernie, Aug. 10.-The advance force of the Chautauqua circuit arrived. In town and have their big tent up and other arrangements completed for the opening entertainment Saturday. Indications point to a very successful engagement here. The citizens who have taken an interest in the matter are' Ming every effort to make the f Brat-vlti^ of this educational-institu tlpu a grand success, hoping that they #111 bit ao ncbura'ged as to make Fer aje oae of their permanent stations and civW us a visit every year. Minora' Representative J*oaidartthe miner* dJilnf the ContlauaiMb^if tha'pre-aeat arrangema/lt by, whtck Oomjnis-sioner Armstrong is-the an|ejjhtftnd^ ant of operation* of the eeaTntnea lnrjj the district. >''-.*"' Tomorrow, -being special election day in the district, but fe^r ot the, district officials have been'- |n tawa : of late. Secretary Carter urrlved defter-day and Thomas Biggs an* President Graham gre bpjli QUt ot town", ltli<� election promises to be of some inter'-' est.and ^full, vote js.iookf'! for. ; ^HOOytRV APPOINTMENT .Washington, Aug. -io-Formal appointment-of Herbert.Hoover a? food administrator under Uje'.'new food legislation, was announced at the White Houua late today. High Grade Merchandise Attractively Priced Stampede Week at The "2" M's COME RIGHT ALONG "MEN" IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST IN CLOTHES: BEST VALUES. BEST TAILORING. BEST WOOLENS. BEST DESIGNING. BEST CLOTHES SERVICE. Quite a combination of "Bests" to be nun, but our clothes will make Rood. 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