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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX Tins urn inn inn e daily herald WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 101' "sameness" A enjoyable that is mosft the daily, unvarying goodness of a cup of "SEAL BRAND" COFFEE. It never fails to greet you with that same exquisite fragrance, amber clearness and delightful flavour, that win people with the fir^t cup. In 1 and 2 pound tins. \Vho1� Hoe Rround for Percolators. -{tround-pulverized-also Never sold in bulk. u� CHASE & SANBORN, MONTREAL. Sir Robert Borden's Reply To Hon. R. Rogers My Dear Robert Rogers: J have given attentive consideration to the views expressed in your letter of the loth inst., which reuched me last evening. You do not specifically define the lack of action of which you complain but you do in general terms declare, that there has been, during the past three months, continued inaction ana indecision and that you desire to be relieved from the responsibility therefor or for its continuance. I am unable to accept your conclusion, nor am r aware of the slightest foundation for the view which you have thus expressed. As to inaction let me call the following to your attention: On my return to Ottawa in the middle of May, numerous questions of the very highest national importance hare been taken up and dealt .with. 1 realize that you have Bot taken so active a part in their consideration as some other ' members of the government, but I  know you appreciate the immense difficulties and complexities by which many of them have been surrounded, and the vast amount of labor which has been involved in their determination. To refresh your memory let me enumerate some of these matters: (1) Compulsory military service. All my colleagues know the enormous amount of time and labor bestowed upon this question and in preparation of measure in which it is embodied. The measure was introduced By me on June 11 and has passed the house of commons and senate and it now stands lor consideration of some minor amendments made in the senate. Its importance in providing needed reinforcements for our gallant men in the trenches cannot be overestimated, (2) the imposition of a tax upon incomes above a certain amount this subject required the most attentive study in the consideration^ its scope and details. After much deliberation the measure was perfected, passed through its various stages in the house of commons and it now stands for third reading. (3) Extension of the parliamentary term. While this subject did not involve a long debate, the course of the government had to be most carefully considered and you will agree that in importance, it does not rank below any oC the great questions, which have been determined by the government during the present session. (4) Railway legislation. Only those who have been called upon to face the problems with which the government fWHY WOMEN CANNOT SLEEP." / Tfce highly organized, finely strung, nervous system of women subjects them I to terrors of nervous apprehension which mo man can ever appreciate. The peace of mind, the mental pois* and calmness imder difficulties, which are necessary for happy womanhood, are joaly possible when the sensitive organism is in a perfectly healthy condition. II [there be any derangement in this respect no remedy in the world so completely restores womanly health an the wonderful Favorite Prescription", invented by Ve. r. V. Pierce. Chatham, Ont.-"A few years ago I uffercd a general break-down' and got very weak and thin. I wus in an awful State. 1 was very much discouraged and jat times thought 1 would lose my mind. J knew of Dr. Pierce'a medicines so I got T&is 'Favorite Prescription/ It gave me immediate relict", aftd. completely cured roe in a very short time. My sister used it with good results also. She was in a very delicate condition. I got her to take it and two buttles cured her completely. "I take great pleasure in recommending pr. Pierce's medicines; they are all that is recommended of them."-Mrs. Mar. GAltET Bkxant, 87 i'wk Ave., CiwiiiMu, Oltt. ave been confronted, can realize the difficulties and complexities which had to be met in dealing with this question. It has demanded and received the most earnest and unremitting study and attention over since my re-urn. After long deliberation the policy of the government has been for-, mutated in the bill which has recently \ received its second reading in the j house oi commons, and which as 1 believe embodies a policy greatly in the interest of the country. This subject alone would under ordinary circumstances have been regarded as sufficient to engage the attention of the government durttit; an entire session. to) Military voters' bill. It is apparent under the conditions which have developed during the past two years and having regard to the greatly increased Canadian forces in France and Great Britain, the act of 1915 has become wholly unworkable. It is most essential that all the members of the Canadian expeditionary force shall have every possible opportunity of exercising their franchise. The holding of an election in Canada alone necessitates the comprehensive provisions embodied in the Dominion elections act to insure full opportunity for voting and every reasonable safeguard to prevent fraud, hut under the present ( conditions wew must hold an election i not only in Canada, but in Great Britain, France and other countries as j conditions we must hold an election j abroad requires equality, compraheu-1 sive provisions to cover not only the ordinary arrangements for an election in Canada, but the very different and highly complex conditions presented in extending the franchise to an army of 300,000 men In the midst of military operations. I am sure that you realtze the magnitude of the task thus presented to the government in order to insure full opportunity and at the same time adequate safeguards. This we have endeavored to accomplish in the measure now before parliament. (6) The government also gave close attention to arrangements for assisting the settlement of the returned soldiers upon the land and suitable provision for that purpose was made in the soldiers' settlement bill, which has passed both the house of commons and the senate. (7) Conduct of the war. In addition to this vast program, which has been carried out since the middle of May, the government has had to consider and deal with many problems arising out of war conditions. As you know, questions of the first importance are presented for our consideration almost daily. During the period mentioned we have established a board of grain commissioners to regulate the price of grain and to provide for the greatest possible exportable surplus. We have appointed a food commission and food controller and have invested him with extraordinary powers of regulation. We have appointed a fuel commissioner and given him power essential for the provision of fuel at a proper price. We have had to deal with difficult labor problems in western Canada through the appointment of a director of coal operations, whose efforts have been attended with notable advantage to the public intorests. Besides all this, the administrative activities of various departments for war purposes have been Incessant. Large purchases of food and supplies for the British and allied governments have boen made. The funds necessary to pay for those purchases and for enormous supplies of munitions have been provided tor the British government and our part in the war has been thoroughly sustained in the midst of a very active session. Under these circumstances your suggestion that, there has been inaction on the part of the government seems entirely unfounded. So far as I am con-corned I cannot recall any period of my life when I was more actively and intensely occupied or when I gave my time and energy more abundantly | and unreservedly to the duties that 1 lay before me. I do Indeed admit (and perhaps your charge relates to this) that during that period I have not occupied myself in party controversy or resorted to partisan attacks. That has boon my course since tho outbreak of war and I propose to maintain it. [ have defended the administration from attack when I though such defense necessary and I .shall pui'sm* The Security Trust Company Limited 211 8TH AVE. WEST, CALGARY. OFFER B per cejit. five year bonds of tho Government of the Province of Alberta, dated 1st August, 1!�17, in denominations of fOOO and $1000, TO YIELD INVESTOR 6'/4 PER CENT. Correspondence solicited. that course In tho future. It is perfectly true that tho official Liberal press bureau has been disseminating throughout the country In vast quantities for many months campaign literature of a most unworthy and offensive character. I have sufficient confidence in the good sense of mv fellow country mon to believe that such gas attacks will not* prevent victory for tho right when-the time comes. You express the apprehension that the government will encounter obstructionist tactics in tho house of commons. While I do not share lhat apprehension I may assure yon that any such tactics will be met and firmly dealt with. You chargo also indecision. My duty never lay clearer before mo than I have r.oen it since my return in May last and not for one moment have I swerved from tho purpose'-which I then reached I arrived at tho convention that a union of both political parties was necessary In order that Canada might obtain the united effort of all those earnest in their desire to throw our full national forco Into this war. On the 25th of May I proposed to Sir Wilfrid Laurler that a coalition should be formed In which both political parties should be equally represented outside tho prime, minister. Negotiations went on for about two weeks but eventually he declined my proposal for the reason that he was opposd to compulsory military service. I then determined that I should ask those Liberals who supported compulsory military service to unite In the formation of a government in which they would be fairly ami equally represented. It was, and is my purpose to include in such a government special representation of agricultural and labor interests. In seeking to form such a government 1 naturally placed my proposal before these Liberals wlto are in public otllce who might be regarded as leaders or representatives of their party. Negotiations with them have been since conducted, but have not yet been concluded. I regret that my efforts for the forruatio.-> of a government based upon �i union of all elements prepared to carry on this war to a successful conclusion have not hitherto met with the success which it think they deserved. I am possessed, however, of considerable patience and persistence and 1 have not discontinued my efforts. If Liberals' in active public life to whom naturally one must first resort, are not prepared to play the part which I think they should play in forming such a government, it will be my duty to. invite prominent Liberals not in active public life to join with me in consummating the national purpose which 1 have in mind. Thus 1 see my duty before me. I cannot agree that this Is a time when the fortunes of the country should be entrusted solely to the determination of one political party. I hold on the contrary '.hat at this juncture when the destiny of our dominion and the whole empire hangs in the balance I should, notwithstanding every discouragement, persistently try to bring about a union of all men of good will of both political parties who are animated by the patriotic desire and determination of throwing Canadas' full force into the winning of the war. It Is apparent from the tone of your letter that your views as td what has been accomplished and what remains to he accomplished, as to what conditions have demanded in the past and as to what they shall require in, the future, are extremely divergent from those which I entertain. I greatly regret this but under the circumstances I.cannot urge you to reconsider your decision and! shall submit immediately to his excellency the governor-general your desire to be relieved from your responsibility as a minister of the crown. Let me assure you in concluding that I appreciate most deeply mid sincerely the loyal service which you havo given as. one of my colleagues during the past six years. Yours faithfully, (Signed) R. L. BORDEN. Rogers Replies. Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 18, 1917. My Dear Sir Robert: 1 have yours of yesterday date and regret that it still seems impossible for you to see and realize tho force of my reference to inaction and indecision. With every possible respect let me say that in my humhlo judgment, to me this is very plain. You recount various important measures that havo recently engaged the attention of the government. In my letter of the 15th I was clear, and 1 was equally clear in our conversation of yesterday, in pointing out that it is, of course, accepted everywhere, that since the outbreak of war the government have had forced upon them conditions the like of which no government in Canada has ever before been called upon to meet. I am indeed truly sorry to note your rather implied insinuation regarding political controversy. I think that on reflection you will admit that this was understood, or perhaps It Is that you may have misunderstood me. It is quite true that I have always observed and always will observe respectful loyalty to my party, the party to which I will over plead guilty to being devoted. When' our opponents violated that now famous so-called truce and carried on as they are carrying on today their slanderous campaign, I believe then, as I believe now, that It was our duty to have taken stepB in the Interest of our party to counteract the effects of such campaign. I entirely share your regret that your efforts for coalition during tho past three months have been so unsuccessful. You well know that you had my earnest co-operation and support when making proposals to Sir Wilfrid Lauriev as. official leader of the opposition. You also had my support in your efforts to effect union with other leading Liberals In the house of commons, for 1 quite appreciate that such a strong union under the present circumstances would have boon most desirable. Of course, as you say, you still have a chance of a union of outside Liberals. I fear that at this period of our crisis any such action that leaves the official opposition intact is not likely to Inspire much confidence. Under these circumstances, I of course cannot help but deplore your THE TONIC THAT BRINGS HEALTH 'f niMres" Builds Up The Whole System Those who take "KruU-atives" for the first time, are often astonished at the way it builds l/iem up and makes them/eel better all over. They may be taking "Fruit-a-tives" for some specilio disease, as Constipation, .Iiidijostion, Chronio Headaches or Nouralfc*ia, Kidney or Bladder Trouble, Rheumatism or Paiu in the Hack. And they find when "Fruit-a-tives" has cured tho disease, that they feel better and stranger in every ray. This is due to the wonderful tonic properties of these famous tablets, :n:ulc from fruit juices. 50c. a box, 6 for $2.00, trial size, ^5c, At all dealers or sen! postpaid by Fruit-Uvea Limited, Ottawa. admission that the fortunes of our country should no longer be entrusted solely to the party you represent. This admission, I am sure will be read with feelings of pain by your friends In all parts of Canada. I can assure you 1 will welcome the time when his excellency the governor-general may be pleased to approve of my request to be relieved of my responsibilities as a minister of the crown. Believe me, .My Dear Sir Robert, I am, ' Yours sincerely, (Sgd.l R. ROGERS. Formal Announcement. Ottawa, Aug. 21-The formal an-, uouncement by the prime minister of the resignation of lion. Robert Rogers, minister of public works, was made by Sir Robert Borden as soon as the house met. � le merely stated that the resignation had been received by him and accepted with the consent of his excellency the governor-general. Sir Robert then proceeded to read the correspondence which passed between himself and the ex-minister. � . CARRANZA GOES TO QUERETARO Mexico City, August L'O.- President Carranza left Mexico City this morning with members of his family for Queretaro. It is believed the president intends to witness the marriage of his daughter, Virginia, and General C'andido Aguilar, former provisional foreign minister. (From Our Own Correspondent) Magrath, Aug. 22- The following letter wm received by Mr. Davlea of Grant and Davles, general merchants here, telling of the good work of Private Phillip Palmer, who was killed in action In April. This Is the first news received by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Palmer, parents of Private Palmer, save tho news of his death and Is a groat comfort and consolation to them. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer would like very much to get the number of tho gentleman who wrote this lotter so if any person In this district has the number would they kindly send it to Magrath. A Camp, 50th Battalion, B. .B. F, France. Grant and Davles, Magrath.. Doar Sirs,-You no doubt will bo surprised to hear from me, almost a stranger, but I thought you would like to hear a little about your late employe, Phillip Palmer. He told me that he worked for you and I must say he gavo you a good namo. I have seen and talked tp you several times in dear old Magrath, being a friend of Old Alan Wood and Weatherby (meaning Hoathershaw) two of your old customers. Palmer and I always went into action together whenever it was possible and l must say there was never a better man on tho field than poor Palmer although he was only about 10Ti lbs, in weight he had a heart as big and bravo as a lion. He knew no fears and went ahead with tho biggest, 1 was with him when he got killed and can say that he suffered no pain. His parents have my sympathy and they can he proud of their boy. Ho certainly did his bit to keep the right half of the world from falling. I miss him very much. 1 can only hope that he has gone to a complete and happy rest, I am sure he has because he was one of tho best. A. NORMAN, Late of Hayr's Hardware Co., Lethbridge. The following shipment of supplies was sent by the Magrath branch to the Red Cross Central office last [week: 12 suits pyjamas, 1 convalescent robe-, 48 T bandages, 24 many 'tailed bandages, 3 pr. socks, 2 day-shirts, 6 khaki slings, 7 nurses aprons. Last Tuesday the Relief Society spent the afternoon sewing for the Red Cross, thirty-one ladles were present and a. large amount of work was accomplished. The Farmer's Elevator is nearing completion. This makes the sixth Blame Only liburself. Iforf Touchy Corns Blue-jay may be bought at any drug store. This means relief is near, if you want it. Painful corns succumb to these inexpensive, wonderful little plasters. Millions of people have mastered corns this way. The treatment is quick and gentle. The first application ends most corns after 48 hours. The stubborn few vanish with the second or third treatment. Pared corns keep coming back.- Harsh liquids are dangerous. Blue-jay treatment alone is permanent. Prove tonight that every corn is needless. Get Biue-jay at your drug store. Relief is instant. In 48 hours your com is gone forever. Try this certain way once-tonightl BAI/ER& BLACK Limited Toronto, Canada \ Mckin af Swifcal Drmhn. He Blue-jay I Stops Pain bUUaUy Ends Corns Quickly | For sale by a i OruagMto �MM-j.r Malta Nut an Give Your Wife an Interest In the family's financial progress by opening a Joint Account, In the Union Bank of Canada, In her name and your own. You will find It a very convenient arrangement, for then either can attend to the banking when in town, making deposits or withdrawing money. In case of death, the balance automatically goes to the survivor, LETHBRIDGE BRANCH   - A. F. 8. Tatum, Manager CARDSTON BRANCH     F. V. Cavsrs, Manager BARONS BRANCH.....J. Blackwood, Managtr elevator now for Magrath. The new elevator will be up-to-date in all respects. They are building a large coal shed and will havo a grain chopper and cleaner in connection. Levi Marker and R. W. Bradshaw left on Saturday for Toronto to attend the wool sale. The majority of the grain In this SlSlS&SSlSSCSSlStgBlSMoBBSal -~ ~' XI IF right out of the book, a good kind Fairy Godmother should! pop and take you touring on her aeroplane, looking down into home after nome every morning, you would see thousands of boys and girls, and their elders too. enjoying Dominion Toasted Com Flakes. Wm Ifoattn CORN FLAKES [MAMTIMOUfAM. \TV.�. �.liu> fl.k... Always Packed WAXTITE Made by KELLOGG TOASTED CORN FLAKE COMPANY Toronto and Battle Creak o.....JM...^,.,.,.r..,...z...M.^.,,..r...,,o....,o district Is ripening very rapidly and tho farmers are all busy cutting. Many fields are cut and shocked and look as ff they would give a fairly good yield. A pleasant family party wna held on Saturday evening at tho homo of Chris. Jensen In honor of their relatives, who are visiting here. New Issue. $1,000,000 Government of the Province of Alberta (Dominion of Canada) 5 % Gold Bonds Dated 1st AugU3t, 1917. Due 1�t August, 1922 Principal and Interest payable in Gold at tho Imperial Bank of Canada in ?>Iontreal, Toronto and Edmonton, or at the Hank of Manhattan Company, New York, or in Sterling equivalent at Parrot Exchange at Lloyd's Bank in London, England. Interest payable half-yearly, 1st February and August. Bonds in coupon form. In denominations of $1,000 and $500.' Legal Opinion of Malone, Malono & Lons- Bonds may be registered as to principal. Temporary debentures will lie issued pending the delivery of the definitive bonds. These bonds are a direct ar?d primary obligation of the Province of Alberta, and are payable from its general revenues. The Legislature of the Province has power to supplement, if necessary, the ordinary sources of revenue, by levying a direct tax upon all the assessable property within the Province, to provide for the payment of the principal and interest of these bonds. No such tax has ever-been levied by the Province, however, the ordinary revenues having always sufficed. THE BONDS ARE FREE FROM ALL SUCCESSION DUTIES, TAXES AND IMPOSITIONS LEVIED BY THE PROVINCE. Price: !)4.70 anil Accrued Interest, Yielding H % Edward Brown & Company Canada Permanent Building, Winnipeg. or H. Galvin & Coinpany Lethbridge - Alberta AUCTION SALE OF HORSES AND CATTLE On Friday, August 24th AT 1 O'CLOCK SHARP At the Lethbridge Sale and Feed Barn. 1 team of geldings, 8 and 9 years old, weight 2800 lbs. 1 gelding, 7 years old, weight 11C0 lbs. 1 gelding, C years old, weight 1200 lbs. 1 gelding, 6 years old, weight 1200 lbs. r- 1 mare, 6 years old, weight 1400 lbs. 1 gelding 7 years old, weight 1300 lbs, 1 gelding 7 years old, weight 1100 lbs. 1 team geldings, 6 and 7 years old, 2400 lbs. Those horses are ull broken and good- to work. Stallions-3 years old, registered Sunrise Gold No. 18805, the Sire of thlB horse Is Imported from Scotland, and ho has proved a sure foul gotter. Also LAFFAYETTE, No. 22050, jot black in color, a noted stock fetter. He has left very fine stock, CATTLE. .About 00 head of cattle. 20 cows. The balance Is mixed cattle. 2 year old steers and heifers. 1 year old steers and heifers. (These are all hlgh-grudo stock and will bo sold), WAGONS AND HARNESS, and 2 SECOND-HAND SEWING MACHINES in good repair. I cook stove, TERMS CA8H. J. A, SMITH, AUCTIONEBR. ;