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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 16, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta *\- because these Liberal members supported it. Their position la as cleir as daylight. No Winnipeg convention could hnve changed their position, which was taken before the Winnipeg convention. They are on record lu the great tribunal of the people, the Parliament of Canada. They uonostly differed with their leader, nnd they spoke and voted In favor of selective conscription. They did not so act without deliberation, nnd ImviiiR taken the step thoy will not turn back. Wo know Mr. Hui'Italian's mind. It Is settled definitely and finally. Any attempt to repent conscription or any attempt to adopt a moderate policy will have its opposition. Conscription is, or soon will be, on our statute books. Any attempt to reniovti it, any attempt to avoid enforcing it. will have his open hostility and opposition. Ho will only support n government that intends keeping Canada in the war by the democratic methods of selective conscription. Those of us who know Mr. Buchanan, and are acquainted with his views on this great question, realize that he will stand straight and not yield to nnyhpdy in his determination to be I consistent and honest, though old party friends may desert him and his opponents may criticize him and insinuate that ho is side-stepping. The course Is clear to him, and having taken the straight road he will stay on It to the end. ^PICKED UP IN* PASSING *�* Taa'mmr-juk There is no reason to worry about I the crops. One abnormal yield has i already been reported in the Leth-bridge district, and there are sure to be more, which leads to the conclusion that the average yield will be much higher than anticipated. TERMS OF PEACE THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE It needs only a glance, as the majority of British papers point out, at the peace proposals of Pope Benedict, to realize how impossible they are of acceptance. Carried out on the basis which His Holiness is stated to have suggested in his note to the belligerents, peace would mean practically a return to the status quo ante, although the pope does suggest the settlement of the problems of Alsace-Lorraine, Poland and so forth, by an amicable arbitration of some kind. But the- same domination of Prussian autocracy would still exist, for Prussianism has not by any mean3 been crushed to earth as yet. What guarantee of the future peace of nations is there in the basis of peace suggested from the Vatican? What guarantee is there that the same horrors of Prussian militarism would not be repeated even though a reduction of armaments is proposed? As Lloyd George emphatically says, the allies must fight on until that guarantee Is assured, until democracy is assured and there is no such guarantee to be obtained under any such conditions. The Chautauqua in Lethbrldge fulfilled all expectations, both as to quality of entertainment and as to attendance, It being the largest Chautauqua yet held in the Dominion. It will be wise before next year's Chautauqua comes round for the local committee to provide some place where the acoustic properties are much more satisfactory than in the big auditorium. Much enjoyment of some of the programs was lost through the iu-ablllty to hear. John 13. ooehrlng was accidentally drowned at Alderson, Alta. Mutdock Mc-Thco died nt his ranch near Ciossfleld of paralysis. The deceased came out to Calgary in Major II. II. Stearns and Lt. C. D. A. Barber, both returned oUiccrs of the 2�2nd battalion, are to be struck off tho lists of the overseas forces, The Itev. J. It. Perkins, pastor of tho Kirst Christian church of Sioux City, was appointed warden of tin? Iowa penitentiary i.t Fort Madison. M. Clarke, jeweller, of Tweed, Ont., and one of the oldest residents, died of Hright's disease. He was S2 years of age. Dr. David E. Thomas has been appointed acting principal of Alberta college. South Edmonton, succeeding Dr. J. H. Ividdell. who has gone to Wesley college, Winnipeg. While working with a pot of boiling tar at his home in Toronto. ltobrrt Graham accidentally pushed his right hand into the tar pot. The boiling fluid burned off all tho finger nails. Rev. Dr. Salem 0. Bland was nominated by a gathering of electors of Centre Winnipeg for the federal house. His proposed platform includes the support of conscription. J. E. Provost, a journalist, has been nominated a? Liberal candidate for Terrebonne for rl-o house of commons. Mr. Provost has pronounced himself a strong supporter of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Five prisoners arrested during the recent roundup of Industrial Workers of the World at Chehalis, Wash., tore a hole in tho brick wall of the county jail and made their escape during the night. Nine other prisoners refused to leave the jail. Tho government has purchased tho 19i;-iS crop of Egyptian cotton seed. Onlt, Woodstock and other towns are rnlslng forces of city men to help with tho harvest. N. Tarry was killed nnd Claronco Sutherland badly injured when an automobile turned turtie, six miles north | of North Battloford. Pte. T5. Hudson, a returned soldier patient at the Tuxedo Park Soldiers' Home, Winnipeg, killed himself by cutting his throat. Lt. J. IT. Mitchell, returned officer of the 2nd C.M.It.'s, after having served for months In France, is now to bo discharged from further overseas duty. Coffins of waterproof cardboard arc now being made in Cennany, according to the Tagllche liundschnu of Berlin. The lids are glued on instead of being nailed down. Sinn Feiners have won another parliamentary by-olectlon. This time they captured the seat for Kilkenny, made vacant by tho death last July of Patrick O'Brien. Sir Sam Hughes will leave Ottawa in a few days for a trip across Canada and will tnko up tho question of conscription in conferences and meetings from ocean to ocean. The Itev. John Scandrett. MethodlBt Episcopal minister of Lafayette, N.J., was drowned in Deer Pond after ho had rescued two young women, members of his congregation, � who had been thrown into the water when their boat overturned. Mrs. H. Govir and the small daughter of David Lockhart. both of the village of Auburn, Out., were drowned in a creek which runs through tho Govir farm. The child while bathing went beyond her deptli and sank and Mm. OoTlr In an attempt to rescue her also lost her ltfo. The municipal food bureau of StraMburg, Gormnny, nnnounces that newly married couples will bo entitled to draw double the amount of food Indicated on their food card. This privilege is accorded thorn for n period of six wcoku. Alvo von Alvnnslcben, reputed hend of the Gorman spy nystom in tho west and alleged financial agent of tho kaiser in Canada, arrived nt Salt Lnka City in custody of department of justice agents, nnd was Interned In tho war prison ciimp at Fort Douglas. 3. W. Mnhor, relieving agent nt flawlf on the C.l'.U., was tried on two Charges and was found guilty on both. Tho first, that of boing intoxlcnted while on duty, brought n sentence of two months in goal and tho second, of stealing the intoxicant, added another month. George P. Boohm, alleged German spy, arrested In western Canada, was en route from Winnipeg to Chicago, where he will be tried on a charge of conspiracy to Incite an uprising in India. He waived extradition. Members of the Hoyal Northwest Mounted Police accompanied him. The nrltlnh war office lias decided to organize a Jewish division or brigade, nnd tho work will he undertaken hy Lt.-Gol. J. H. Pattorson, D.S.O., an Irishman. It has been estimated that there are 40,000 Jews In the British army, Including 8,0110 colonials. About 30,000 are on foreign service. Tho Sydney, Capo Breton, newspapers brought Information that J. C. Waitors, president of tho Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, was pelted with eggs and driven from tho stngo through tho demonstrations of several hundred returned soldiers and sailors from British ships In port, when ho attempted to address a meeting. Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on either steam or gas tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. NIVEN BROS. 216 First Ave. 8. Phone 17S2 Reports from Germany indicate a movement to force the German chancellor to discuss peace. Whatever the report may say, the allies could do nothing more dangerous than to relax their efforts. Germany will not submit until the last desperate hope of success has been abandoned. The complete resources of tho allied powers will be required to that end. Canada has done splendidly in the war. The record of its divisions has won the admiration of the world. But the record of the divisions must be maintained. It cannot be maintained unless the men at the front are supported to the fullest possible extent by the men and women at home. The cost of the war Increases every day. The savings of Canada are needed if that cost is to be borne. Where are your dollars.? Have you Invested them in War Savings Certificates? Are yo.: helping to win the war? Letters From Our Soldiers Walter Marsh, of Tafocr, Said To Be Luckiest Man in the British Army-His Paralysed Legs Cured- Lethbridge Boys Getting on Well. F I t ft- [THE TRADITIONS OF (THE MOUNTED POLICE. A very interesting trial is proceeding in Edmonton at the present time. This is the trial of the two Eskimos Who have been brought down from far within the Arctic Circle to face the charge of the murder of two Catholic priests who braved the wilds of the north to minister to the spiritual Heeds of the Inhabitants of that out-of-the-way country. The three-year search for these Eskimos and their ultimate appearance in a court of justice is in every way worthy of tho glorious traditions of the Northwest Mounted Police. Here is exemplified not only the readiness of tho members of tho famous force to bravo unknown de.ngers to trace down crime and Us perpetrators, but also the unswerving determination of the force to carry tho iron hand of law and order oven to the outermost reaches of the far north-land of Canada, so that even tho uncivilized tribes of the Arctic zone may know that crime cannot go unpunished. (From Our Own Correspondent) Onerour, Aug. 16-Xo rain yet. Wheat seeded early on well prepared iurid is- filling slowly and will make a fair crop. Other wheat varies, some never came through the ground, some is headed but immature or too short to bind, some will never head. Oats vary as much as wherit and generally will be a poor crop. Potatoes show no wilt, but the tubers are mere marbles at this date. The finding of a bed of manganese dioxide a few miles northeast of here has given rise to various rumors of development. The mineral occurs as water deposition in the soil and is therefore impure, but tho bed i3 claimed to be extensive. A crew was at work uncovering the ore and men and teamB were engaged to haul it to Altawan, but operations were said to have been halted by the government. It was the intention to ship the output east but the controlling company now plans to put in a concentrator and ship the concentrate to B.C. smelters If railroad facilities are furnished. It Is reported the C. P.ll. will commonce work the first of next June and complete the line from Altawan and Manyberrles so that shipment may be made west. Samples of the ore shown at Govonlock are in a black morphous form, Inclined to powder finely on the outside, but had and somewhat porous inside. "The luckiest man in the whole British army" is the way the doctors of the army describe Pte. Walter Marsh, son of John Marsh, of Taber, who has just been successfully cured of wounds which paralyzed his legs, but the use of which he will now have again as the result of marvellous treatment by the physicians in hospital in England. Mr. Marsh received a letter from his son recently in which he tells of his luck, and of having a talk with Queen Mary regarding his recovery. He also speaks of Capt. Lowe, who went from Lethbridge with the Kilties, as being expected to return home shortly on leave. Pte. Marsh's letter in part is as follows: : "... I was with royalty yesterday. The king and queen were at Brookwood from Aldershot where | they have been for a week. The ma-i tron and sisters and nurses and I wounded men were invited to meet I them. We had front seats. They i came to the station in cars. The j South Africans had a guard of honor I for them. While the king was in-j spectlng the guard the queen came over to where we were and we were presented to her. I had a few minutes' talk with her. She asked me what part of Canada I came from and I told her. Then she asked me where I was wounded and I told her all about my wounds, how my legs were paralyzed from the shrapnel in my spine and she asked me If I was getting the use of them back again. She asked me if I was sure I would- three or four times. Then the Duke of Connaught naked me what province I came from and I told him Alberta. "Oh, a fine province," he said. "Have I seen you before?" I said, "I have seen you befoic, sir." "Well," lie said, "you have that advantage of me, anyhow." He then asked mo what battalion I was in at Sarceo camp. I told him, then, when he left mo he said "Yes, Alberta is a very nice province, very nice, indeed." The queen looked lovely. I have never seen anyone ho pretty. Sho looked every inch a queen. Princess Mary and the Duchess of Sutherland wero with her, and the Duke of Con-naught and Duko of Teck. The king looked good, but a trifle haggard, I You Men Who Admire Richness, Beauty and Exclu-siveness in Fall Woolens will be Pleased with the "Ridpath" Showing. Some tailors may havo been unfortunate in securing foreign weaves this season-not so at the "Kidpatu" Shop. If you want blue serge that will not fade, make your selections here and now. T. C. Ridpath TAILOR For Men and Women 407 5th St. S. PHONE 730. CUT YOUR GRAIN Pull Your Sheaf-Loader. I Haul Your Coal, Grain or Hay WITH A REVIEW AMERICANS Mil-sill CONSCRIPTION LIBERALS jBTAND FOURSQUARE No matter what interpretation is placed on the war policy of the Western Wberal convention, nothing occurred'there to cause people to even -suapect that the conscrlptionist Liberal members bad altered their views, jj^ JQfc* conscription measure 1b on the American Training Camp in France Aug. 15, (By the A.P.).-Tho first contingent of the American expeditionary force was reviewed today by Major General William L. Slbert, tho American commander. This was the'first time tho troops in France havo been all together. The review was a splendid military dls play and Gen. Slbert said he was immensely proud of tho men. French officers present were very much impressed. thought. But I thought tire color of his beard makes him look that way. The whole party then went up the path to the station. The engine of the train was decorated with flowers and flags. There ia .very lovely scenery around here. I .quite enjoyed tho ride down tp Brookwood, which is about four miles away., Yes, I am getting along1 fine -now. I can walk a few yards without crutches, but with an awful limp. Whenever I go outside I take the . crutches. Of course I never go any further than the recreation hut and have been to two teas in the last two weeks. My back is very much stronger but it aches a little all' the time. On the whole, I am feeling in the pink." Pte. Marsh here speaks" of his brother-in-law, Capt. Lowe as being expected to return on leave, and goes on to say: "All the doctors think I am a very lucky man. Only yesterday the doctor told me that I was the luckiest man in the. British army today. I am singled out for every visitor as a very Interesting case." GETTING ON WELL Pte. Williams, who was wounded some time ago, writes to his parents here as follows: "Just a few lines to let you know that I am getting on well and going about again and it certainly feels good after being in bed two months. I am still a bit lame but I will be just as good as ever in a short time. I don't think I will have to go back to France for a few months yet. . " PTE. SAGE'S EXPERIENCES Recently Pte. J. H. Sage received from home the usual tin box parcel, and before getting time to open it he was called into action, his work being in the Canadian Siege Artillery. He cached tho box. On returning after an active time he found his cache with a piece of Frltlz' shell stuck in the side of it. Of course he keeps the piece as a souvenir. Today ho relates his "first experience of u gas attack"-he got his mask on just in time, although Blightly sick for two or three days he stuck to his work; two comrades were not ho fortunate, they did not get masked quickly enough, so had to "go up the road," whatever that, means. FARM LOANS We have money to loan on farm land at reasonable rates. Valuation*, are made from Lethbridge and we have the record for prompt payment after taking of application, asuz'.'.y lets than two weeks. Do business with an old established and reliable firm. M. P. Johnston & Co. Suite Two, Alberta Block Lethbridge, Alberta, Can. STAUDE-MAK -A-TRACT0R 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 304 ELEVENTH AVE. EAST, .CALGARY, OR John Bass, Chin, Alberta (200 ON HAND AT CALGARY NOW) na Stampede Week' Specials Never before Iiavc we offered such exceptional values to our patrons as we will (hiring Stampede week, and owing to the ever increasing cost of furniture materials it will be some time again before it would be possible to again do so. Below are Just a Few of Them A FUMED DINING ROOM SET THE CANADIAN BANK OF CONJJMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L, President H V. F. JONES, Asv'lCen'l. Manager SIR JOHN A1RD, General Manager V. C. BROWN. Sup't of Central Wefiem Branches Consisting of a table, buffet, one aim chair and five small chairs. Regular $72.50. Special Cash Price $60.00 A GENUINE SOLID WALNUT BED ROOM SUITE In a William and Mary period design. Suite la made up of a bed, coll aprlnga, mattrees, dresser, dressing table with bevelled triple mirror, dressing table chair and rocker. .Regular $305.00. Special Cash Price $270.00 A GOLDEN OAK SUITE Having a targe buffet, a six-foot pedestal table and bIx solid seated chairs. Regular $67.60. Special Cash Price $47.50 A COMFY THREE PIECE DRAWING ROOM SUITE Upholstered in the best Imported tapestry, In tan shades. This suite has got those new Marshall sanitary spring loose cushions, which are guaranteed to never go flat or lose their shape. Regular $250.00. Special Cash Price $205.00 Capital Paid Up. $I5.000,00�T Reserve Fund. . $13,500,000 WE HAVE SOME EXTRA GOOD VALUES IN ODD PIECES THAT ARE WELL WORTH INTENDING PURCHASERS INSPECTION. A WALNUT DRESSING TABLE �97 in AND CHAIR. Regular $32.50 for.. )m I 411 THREE ONLY, SANITARY COUCHES, with backs and arms that will be sold at reduction of $5,00 on their marked & f a aa value. $24.00 values for ........tplafeVV A BELGIUM GRAY DRESSING ' TABLE AND CHAIR to match, Regular 61Q 7C $25.00. Special .................* Isle I �J TWO ONLY, HALL STANDS, one In fumed oak and one In Old English finish. A� m aa Regular $20,00 for..............tplUatfU We must do many things, but everything that will help to win the war. You can help by saving. Interest is allowed on Savings Deposits ot^fl and upwards at any branch of the Bank. "" Lethbridge Branch-- R.T. Bryiiuier, Mgfc A visit to our store will convince yon of our'wonderful values. All out of town orders carefully packed and freight paid. Make Our Store Your Headquarters During Stampede Week. We are right close to the Depot Bawden Bros. Lethhrldge'g Greatest Home Furnishers. ;