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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE POUR THE tCTHBRIDGE DATLT HERALD MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1917 St): &etbbrt*3e Derail letbbrtfcae, Blberta i � 3 A I LY AND WEEK LY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week......10 Dally, delivered per year ......J5.00 Dally, by nail, per year.........$4.00 Weokly, by mail, per ynr ......$1.50 JVeeUly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 TELEPHONES Business Office ............... 1252 Editorial Office ............... 1221 W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance  - r>ii�lneas Manager Dates or expiry of sunsviptlons appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date la our authority to continuo the subscription. Your Kino nnd Country Need You Right Now! Liberal convention must be all right because "f.io portion of tho resolution committing the Canadian people to every tucnauro necessary to win tho war wns drawn by the editor of tho Free Press, and submitted by htm to the resolutions committee ns the proper platform, and was incorporated word for word In the win-tlio-war resolution." The editor of tho Free Press is of course charmed by the.confidence tints reposed In him. However, lie disclaims nil responsibility for tho win! he-war resolution adopted by the Liberal convention. He was not a member of the resolutions committee which pave the resolution Us tinnl form; but as u member of the convention he voted for the Turriff amendment, believing that once a question was raised as to the implications of (he phrasing it was necessary to make its meaning clear, i oven though this Involved redtind- j It is true thnt at the request of the I pre-conventlnn resolutions committee, I the editor of the Free Press drafted ' ' drafted. It was in tin ... ,, ,, ,.,, ,, ,>,, "Wo hold that Canada's mandnig position on the plains to the , Mon ,n ,hp waf ,s ,)at pf prInclpa, cast of Trieste nnd the Austrians do ( anrt tmu llor obligations and privil-! -not appear to be putting up a very j eges. both in the waging of war and j strenuous resistance. Many prisoners j the determination of pence, are iden-; have been taken. The Austrian auth-1 Xl&nd allies;'^ �f ""i The finance minister In Australia announces a special tax on single men and childless widowers. The proceeds of the tax would be utilized at repatriation of returned soldiers. Lt. Gilbert T. II, Pettigrew, killed in a Hying accident In England, was the private secretary to M. K. Nickels, formerly managing editor of tho Winnipeg Telegram. All American merchantmen crossing the Atlantic must carry armament, burn smokeless fuel in the war zone, ami by equipped with smoke screen apparatus, or else pay higher war insurance rates. critics for the most part have evacuated Trieste. New positions at Lens have been captured by the Canadians. The French at Verdun are continuing their drive with increasing success. The Russians are checking the Teuton advance on the eastern front. TODAY TELLS FATE OF UNION GOVERNMENT. I Dy the time this reaches the public it is expected that Premier Borden will have issued a statement as to the proposed union government which will j Canada's set at rest the many rumors which � have thickened the political atmosphere during the past month. The Herald can sincerely say that it hopes the premier's announcement is to the effect that a union government supporting the conscription issue has been formed. We have favored a union of political forces supporting conscription since it became evident that neither political party standing alone could enforce the measures necessary to keep Canada's armies at the front up to strength. If Canada accepts union government ;t will be following the lead of the "That in this war for the defence of democratic civilization against a military despotism the conditons call for the putting forth by each belligerent of its full power as the only assurance of victory: "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 Canadian people is the continued vigorous prosecution of the war "1. By the maintenance in unimpaired strength at the front of our fighting forces, thus ensuring that contribution to the allied armies in the Meld shall not fall.short of our engagements; and the taking of all steps necessary to secure the required reinforcements for this purpose. "2. By organizing the production of our secondary contributions to the war-food, munitions and other war j The proposed prohibition of bathing j at home in Germany to save fuel and ; soap is called rank folly by the Vos-| sicke Zeitung, of Berlin. The paper i attributed notable increases in skin | disease, dysentry and other disorders : to enforced uncleanlincss. ; A dispatch to the Exchange Tele-I graph from Melbourne says Adelpha : Pankhurst, daughter of the English ! suffragette leader, was sentenced, to a month's imprisonment for a dem-! onstrntion she started outside the par-| liament buildings. j Merc than twenty feet of tho forty inch water main connecting the San , Diego city water impounding system ' with tho distributing system, was blown out by an explosion. That a : deliberate effort was made to cripple the San Diego water supply system was the belief. Plans for the Christmas cheer for every U.S. soldier and sailor have been formulated by the American Tied j | necessities-upon lines of the great ' esLeffl~em;.y- ,..... i Cross. lied Cross chapters nearest 3 By the complete extinction of; the u,irtv-two armv cantonments will | profiteering in all business having to ; are ' in thch. towns community ' ,�, """munitions and the neces- ; christmas treos wiu, carolR. pageants pities of ife; if necessary by the mv am! holldav "movies" to which the tionalization of those industries or by -(l0 fi00 ,, training wiM be in. | an adaptation of the British system j v;te,i | of controlled establishments. ! "4. By the recovery foftlie public j treasury of undue profits obtained j since the beginning of the war by Mother Country and of Australia, and 1 exploitation of the necessities of (he no one can say that these two por tions of the Empire have not done their duty more fearlessly because union of political parties was consum-ated. WHY GO THE LENGTH k OF MAKING EXCUSES. Some naive things are being said these days by newspapers which supported Hon. Robert Rogers through thick and thin. The Ottawa Journal-Press says that "Mr. Rogers had been rather intiaiately connected at one time with machine politics," and then goes on in an endeavor to justify him by saying: The campaign against Mr. Rogers was aided by the fact that the provincial government of Manitoba with which he was connected came to grief after he had left it for Ottawa, and that in the process of its disintegration it was guilty of misdemeanors In the hope of postponing defeat. These misdemeanors the machine politicians opposed to the Borden government tried to pin upon Mr. Rogers, and, through a rather clever clouding of the mass of evidence, did for a time succeed.  But when that evidence was carefully and dispassionately analysed by two impartial Judicial minds, the mud on the reputation of Mr. Rogers was found to be only the splash from the provincial mess lor which lie was not respon ible. Having thus applied a further coat of. whitewash, the Journal Press tears down what it has endeavored to build up by the very true statement that "one must confess that Hon. Mr. Rogers' presence in the Borden government had reoently been a source of weakness to that government." Altogether the Journal-Press had a rather awkward time squaring itself with its past support of Rogers. It has not acknowledged that the reason. Rogers resigned was that the people of Canada have Issued warning that they will have no more of corrupt politics of which Bob Rogers was the leading example in his day and generation. I people or the urgent requirements of ; the state. j "5. By the application of a com- j bined system of taxation upon in-; comes and excess profits which shall ' ensure that every citizen shall bear his share of the war burden in exact proportion to his means. "This convention deplores the fact that, through the failure of the gov FARM HELP SCARC A company of Hawallan-born Jap-anoso will bo raised for service with other U.S. troops in France. Infected ice cream is blamed for the recent outbreak of diphtheria in Now York. Provincial police seized over 1.000 gallons of liquor in Canora, Sask., Maid to belong to Sam Cohen, ot Winnipeg. Miss Lolita Armour, who is not yet twenty years old, has been appointed director of the Armour Institute of Technology, founded by her grandfather. Over 150 miles of motion picture lilm weekly has been secured by the national war council of tho YiM.C.A. for free exhibition before soldiers of the now U.S. army. Sir George Foster, minister of trade and commerce, will retire upon tho .reconstruction of the cabinet, and will take the position of Canadian high commissioner at London, according to to Ottawa report. A second fire is burning in Salonikl where great damage was done by a conflagration which destroyed a considerable part of the city, making tU-.OOO persons homeless. Thus far a thousand homes have been destroyed The annual salary of the president of tho United States is ?75,000 plus $25,000 for travelling expenses, ?100, 000 in all. The amount granted by the British parliament for the upkeep of the king and his private family is �470,000 a year, say ?2,300,000. Edward Post, an Hoboken suicide, determined that his body should be recovered. He tied a rope around his waist before plunging into tho water, the other end ot which was tied to a pile of wood on which tho sign "Pull-up" was written. Even dukes are not exempt from England's speed laws. A fine of 510 has just been imposed on the chauffeur of the Duke of Westminster, who was driving the duke through Westminster at a rate exceeding the legal limit. The duke is worth several hundred million dollars. Henry A. Garfield, U.S. coal administrator, gave warning that all the machinery of the government will be used to carry tho benefits of the prices tho president has fixed on coal through to the consumer, and -that if necessary to accomplish this end the government will take over the mines. � At a meeting of tho executive-of the Saskatoon board of trade, the post of commissioner, made vacant by re- tirement of V. M. Schlanders was offered by wire to Andrew Miller, now associated with the Toronto Dally Star and lato Industrial commissioner In Calgary. A food control board for Newfoundland wns appointed to co-operate with similar agencies In the United States and Canada, under an act passed by tho recent session of the legislature. Hon. P. T. McGrath. president of tho executive council, Is chairman of the board, and with him are Henry Temo-shurlor, deputy minister of customs, nnd George Grimes, member of tho assembly. Tho export commission appointed by tho Italian government to Inspect and test tho so-called vermin-proof clothes prepared by an Italian chemist, has just handed in its report, according to which tho many tests to which tho fabric, was submitted were entirely successful. During a whole year thousands of soldiers stationed in first line trenches woro tho clothes without experiencing the lonst inconvenience from any kind of insects. From now on the, clothes will bo manufactured by tho government nnd distributed to every soldier on tho firing line. GLOWING TRIBUTE TO CANADIANS Paris, Aug. 24, (via Renter's Ottawa Agency).-The nowsrmpors of tho French capital all pay glowing tributes to tho splendid work of the Canadian troops. Lo Petit Parlslon says: "If It were known what human mis-nw. abnegation nnd self-sacrifice wcro involved in those 1,300 motros, of trenches recently captured by the Canadians In this corner oMioll, In which every German soldier fought like a wild beast, this people would bo touched nnd thrilled. An enemy officer remarked of tho Canadians: 'Only onco hnvu I known a class of soldiers ns brave and thoroughly trained, namely, von Kluck's men in 1914,'" SHIPPING LOSSES OF WEEK. London, Aug. 22.-Tho number of British merchantmen sunk by submarines or mines in the past week was only slightly larger than the previous week, in which a considerable falling off was noted. According to the statement 15 vessels of more than 1,600 tons were sunk, and three ves-sols of less than 1,(100 tons, in addition to two fishing vessels, as compared with 1! vessels tho previous week, two small vessels and threo fishermen. The admiralty statement issued tonight says: "Arrivals, L'.SSS; sailings, 2,7(M. "British merchantmen sunk by mines or submarines: Over 1,000 tons, including one previously, 15; under 1.C00 tons, 3. "British merchantmen unsuccessfully attacked, including two previously, 12. "British fishermen sunk, 2." WILLING TO SUPPORT CALDER Reglna, Aug. 24. - Representative Rnglna Conservatives mot yesterday afternoon nnd following a discussion 1 of the political situation wired to Hon. A. Melghen for transmission to Premier Borden that they were willing to support any one whom the premier Invited to. Join a national wln-th�-war government, Including Hon. J. A, Cal-dor, providing Premier Borden lead* the government. Traction Engine REPAIRS We are wall equipped to handle all klnda of repair work on cither ateam or gaa tractors. Only high el ate work laavaa our ahop, and wa will quota you prlcea that are right N1VEN BROS. 218 Flrat Ave. S. Phone 17S2 (From rlur Own Correspondent) i Macleod. Aug. 2G.-Rev. W. A. Lew-; , .. has taken a great interest in the ernment to formulate and carry out ', harvesting of the 1917 crop, and spent ; a just, efficient, impartial.'" non-polUic'-! tet'weeiTin"the"harvesting field doing al war policy the unity of the Cana dlati people has been impaired; and declares Us conviction that it is essential, in the interests of Canada, that a comprehensive war policy as herewith suggested shall be administered for the remainder of the war by a national government representing all the elements in the population favorable to the participation by Canada in the war to the extent of her strength." A comparison of this with the reso-:...... ution adopted by tne convention is try, 1 his bit. ; Farmers are all looking around with i that smile that tells the coming of a \ good crop of grain. Implement men and auto agents are receiving many ; orders that a month ago seemed an > impossibility. The police who have a keen scent for strong liquor, located a few bottles last week In a rooming house, the ! proprietor pleaded guilty and paid her { fine, then asked the J.P. if she could ! anneal her case. He replied she might WE OFFER $50,000 PROVINCE OF ALBERTA 5% Five-Year Gold Bonds Dated 1st August. 1917, due 1st August, 1922. Interest 1st February and'1st "August. Payable Edmonton, Toronto and New York at 94.70 and accrued interest, yielding 6,/4%- Bonds delivered free any expense at your local bank. Wire or telephone immediately at our expense for your requirements. W. Ross Alger & Co. Investment Bankers, McLeod Building, Edmonton. Phone 4343 216-3 FARM LOANS We have money to loan on farm land at reasonable rates. Valuations are made from Lethbrldge and we have the record for prompt payment after taking of application, usually less than two weeks. Do business with an old established and reliable firm. M. P. Johnston & Co. Suite Two, Alberta Block Lethbrldge, Alberta, Can. The Security Trust Company Limited 211 8TH AVE. WEST, CALGARY. OFFER 6 per cent, five year bonds of tho Government of the Province ot Albortn, dated 1st August, 1917, in denominations of ?600 and ?1000, TO YIELD INVESTOR 6/4 PER CENT. Correspondence solicited. m CUTYOURGRAIN Pull Your Sheaf-Loader, Haul Your Coal, Grain or Hay WITH A invited. It will be noted that the final graph, which was Btruck out, called for the creation forthwith ot a union government to give effect to the policy thus defined. The resolution, with this provision made effective, was all that could reasonably be demanded. The resolution, with the application of the policy therein defined, entrust ed to 0 government headed Wilfrid Laurier, who is against compulsion, is merely of paper." Harvest help Is scarce just now and para-1 wages for shocking are ?4.00 per day, by Sir Pledged a "scrap SOME INSIDE HISTORY OF THE WINNIPEG CONVENTION. Some of the inside history of tho Winnipeg Liberal convention is coming out and it is most interesting in tho light ot events at the time and events which have Blnce transpired. The following iroin the Winnipeg Free Press tells a story of the wln-the-w�r resolution which causes one to wonder at the denatured resolution which was Anally adopted: The Vancouver Sun sayB tho war (�flotation adopted by the Western The Winnipeg Free Press says in a recent editorial comment headed "Why Were They Not Welcome": The Calgary Albertan (Liberal), in a recent issue says: "Dr. Clark Is not playing politics. W. A. Buchanan is not playing politics. James Douglas is not playing politics. A number of Liberal members .of parliament placed country before party and did their duty." This is the reason, we suppose, why these members ot parliament were systematically cold-shouldered at the Western Liberal convention. At that convention, which played politics every minute of the time, they were as welcome as Banquo's ghost at the feast. FRENCH STEAMER AIDED Paris, Aug. 24, (delayed).-A French steamer went to the assistance of the American steamship Campania which was torpedoed and sunk by u submarine on Aug. 0. The French vessel was attacked by both torpedo and gnnllro but roplied energetically and notwithstanding losses, compelled the submarine, to abandon tho flpht. On;the arrival at an American port this week of 46 survivors of the tanker Campania, it was reported that tho submarine which sank the vessel and took prisoner her captain and five of tho gun crew was destroyed on the same day by a French patrol, and threshers find difficulty in securing help to run the separators. Steam and gasoline engineers are scarce, but will no doubt, ho solved by the time they begin threshing. Much interest is being taken in the meeting of insurance men, which has been called at Laeombe, Aug. 30th to discuss matters of importance with the local agencies. The high cost of living nnd the same rate of commissions will be discussed. The prevailing fault of many companies who employ legal men and bank managers with employees as representatives, is one ot the subjects to be dealt with. Important to Vouf We have on hand, prior to advance In prices, a large assorted stock of funeral goods, which enables us to sell at lowest prices. . MacKay & MacKay Modern Undertakers Cor. 8th St. and 3rd Ave. 8., Lethbrldge Country Orders Are Given Prompt Attention Phone 1802 Open Day and Night FREE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT BUREAU MR. A. D. LA MONT, of the Department of Agriculture, at Edmonton, has opened an office in the Board of Trade Building, for the distribution of labor In Southern Alberta. Farmers requiring help and men In search of work can get together by seeincj Mr. Lamont. �Call, write or phone, BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING LETHBRIDGE 1 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) Dignity of Design Is a marked feature of tho monuments we produce. Memorials of oui' making when erected In tho family plot always attract tho attention of visitors by their splendid yet simple imposing-nosa. We shall he glad to submit a variety t>f designs in several styles and at varying coats. Lethbridge Monumental and Cut Stone Works R. Needs, Prop. 8th Street 8. Ranch & Equipment for Sale 3005 Acres SITUATED IN STETTLER DISTRICT WHERE HAY AND GRAIN ARE A SURE CROP. Abundance, of grass, good water and some brush for protection. 1H0 acres in cultivation. 600 acres auitable for cultivation. Modern house nnd furnishings. 250 cattle, 20 horses, 40 pigs, 150 chickens, 1200 bushels or grain in granary, 125 acres of crop and 400 tons o� hay being put up, more if desired. All machinery, harness, saddles. In other words, ranch goes as It stands. AT $21.00 PER ACRE LONG TERM8 ON HALF. WE ALSO HAVE A FEW SNAPS IN SMALLER MIXED FARMING PROPOSITIONS The Erskine Land Co. ERSKINE - ALBERTA A Good Impression. First impressions are tenacious. The customer who gets an unpleasant impression on his first visit to a store, is not likely to be a permanent customer. On the contrary, a favorable first impression will insure a steady patronage. First impressions are often obtained from a firm's advertising, even before the store is visited. A frank, straightforward statement of values and advantages, will create an impression of fair dealing, and bring the customer to the store in a receptive state of mind. Our advice to merchants is to give careful thought to their advertising and to advertise regularly. ;