Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 29, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUB_ letbbribae toer&ld letbbrtdae, Slberta 9AILY AND WEEKLY ubksrlptlon Ratsa: bally, delivered, per week ......10 bail;', delivered per year ......$5.00 Dally, by mall, per year.........$4-00 .Weekly, by mail, per year......11.60 SV.ekly, by mull, per year to U.S..$8.00 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 2D. 1917 telephone* Butfncsi Ofllco ............... Editorial Offlce ............... �"* W. A. Buchanan Preside"' nnd ManaginiTJlrector John Torrance - Business Manager Dates ot expiry ot subscriptions appear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date is our authority to continue the Wb-scription. Your King and Country Need You Right Now I THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. ' There are those who profess to see in the recent visit of the kaiser to liis fleet a sign that the German floet will emerge from its hole in the wall ' and attempt to gain a decisive victory over the. British in the North Sea. In support of their belief they point to the fact that a visit of the German emperor to the fleet was the signal lor the battle of Jutland in 1916. They also point to the fact that the British drive on the Flanders front is threatening the submarine bases of Zee-rirugge and Ostend. They are of the opinion too. that the German military cult, fearing the German people have become disheartened over the evident' failure of the submarine campaign, may be buoyed up for another winter campaign on land by a desperate sea battle which could be made to appear in the eyes of the German people as a victory as was the case in the Jutland battle. And then there Is the, tightening allied blockade and the , transportation of American Sammies 'to the front-it would'fee worth a des--perate trial to block "these. Whether the prognostication will prove true remains to be seen, but ,the grounds advanced .for the belief .are worth studying. The Russian, aituation.oa.the battle'! i front as explained by General Kornl-Jloff is by no means reassuring. On, : the same day as he made his address ! setting forth the conditions of disorganization in the Russian armies, dis-'. patches lold us Russian trenches east -of Czernowits had been abandoned J without a fight. The bright spot in 'the Russian situation is that the lead- � ers recognize the weaknesses. If the : Russian people can be brought to a realization of the serioasness of the position there is hope for a change in . tho popular feeling in the new repub-, lie. It is possible the German threat ) against Petrograd, tbe capital may ; awaken them to their duty. I Outside the Russian situation, the � past week on the fighting fronts have brought about signal triumphs for the Hies. The British at Lens and In Flanders, the French at Verdun and the Italians, under Cadorna, .who are pushing Mr Trieste,, have left the Germanic allies little time to.turn their, attention: towards Russia i where./ unless otherwise engaged, they might strike a serious blow.- Coming in tbe wake of the peace proposals from the Vatican,, the past week's victories on the west and Italian fronts may^ be taken'as the allied answer to the peace * suggestion. is to fill up the gaps in the Canadian army at the front. Canada is en-j deavorlng to maintain four complete army' divisions in the fighting lino. It.Is understood a fifth division wns organised some time ago but thnt it is s-tlll In England. Whether Canada will attempt to keep five divisions nt the front will depend on the exigencies of the occasion. Canada now looks to the selective draft process to accomplish the purpose wlil'.'h. until a few months n,w, voluntary conscription was able to do. There is no gainsaying the fact that conscription properly applied is the most democratic way of raising nn army and keeping it up to strength. Canadians, wo are sure, will all agree �M.h this before irony mont n, provided the act is impartially applied, without fear or favor. As it is a democratic 'plan, we have a right to expect that much. It is Indeed unfortunate that Quebec is acting like a spoiled child over the conscription question. Quebec owes the Canadian army nearly 100,-000 men, and if Quebec were anything but a sulking child, it would acknowledge the debt and make haste to pay it. But as the French-Canadian province deems itself worthy of class legislation, or what would amount to that if the rest of Canada were to fight its battles, it must be taught a lesson in democracy. It must be taught that, having enjoyed the freedom Canada has offered for so many years, it must be ready to fight that that freedom might prevail. No more pampering for Quebec or for the French-Canadian race. It therefore remains for the Military Service Board to see to it that the conscription law is applied to ..Quebec just as impartially as it will be to all other parts of Canada. Quebec has pleaded the excuse that thousands of 'Its men have served the empire by working in munitions plants. That is very well so far as it goes, but that one province should send its whole .quota of men to the front while another'is allowed to do. its bit by making munitions at home is eminently unfair. Canada has plenty of men, who are worthy of exemption,' to make the decreasing volume of munitions "now needed." Those who have been making big money in munitions plants, but who have no other reason for exemption that that; they are munitions makers, are no longer entitled to special consideration.' If conscription is impartially applied there is little for Alberta to fear. Alberta has already done its share. Essentially a farming and mining province,- there are no men to be spared from these industries. They- have lost more already than they would have lost had* there, been selective conscription from the start. The wheels of commerce must be kept moving in order that the farming and mining industries may be kept supplied. So there are not many more available. There are some who can and should go. If as has been suggested, Alberta should send 5,400 more. Alberta will do so. Make no mistake about that. But Alberta will not feel much like sending 5,400 more out of her 475.000 if Quebec is allowed off with a mere 27,000 out of her 2,002,000, when-Alberta has already sent five to Quebec's one according to population. Enforce the conscription measure fairly and squarely, and Alberta will be in the war till the last man and the last dollar. 4 miles south of New Dayton, ' without crop. Balance in four equal annual payments, interest ,at 7 per cent. 80 acres fine breaking; 180 acres fine for - stubble crop 191S. f.00 acres now under cultivation, present growing crop of -100 acros will probably be worth over $15,000. Call Rural 411 or write I 1 Falser Farming Co. Limited. 20S-0 CONSCRIPTION IS NOW LAW; ENFORCE IT IMPARTIALLY. Conscription is today an accomplished fact in Canada, at least insofar/as the" fact that the Military Ser-Vlce Bill has .received the, joyal as-sent makes it so. It now remains to be enforced. The Military . Service Board has been appointed, consisting of E. E. Nevcombe, deputy minister of Justice, chairman; Col. Hector, Protest of Montreal; Lleut.-Col. II. A. C. Machin, K.C., of Kenora; John S. ploss, K.T., ot Toronto apd O. M. Big-par, K.C., of Edmonton. ! The next s^ep will be tho naming ipt the district exemption tribunals Whose duty It will be to consider all cases "and'decide whether or', not parties IV* 'their respective districts Should go on their class being called. It is on these boards that Canada Aependsho'make, tho"draft truly se- ;|ective. , * 9mm oC the conscription bill tUo"smau" aUendauceT (From Our Own Correspondent* Magrath, Aug. 29.-On Monday next, Sept. 3rd, the Women's Institute will hold their 5th Annual Children's Flower and Vegetable Fair. The fair will be held in the Heatbershaw hardware building and lunch will be served all day.' -All entries must be made and flowers and; vegetables there by 10 a.m. on Monday. No entrance fee Will be charted but exhibits will become the property of the Institute -and w^ll be sold in the evening. The. price* range from 30c to |5.06 and the officers of, the Institute desire that tbe, children bring their vegetables and flowers and make this fair the- best ever. Prize. lists can be obtained from Mrs. Critchfleld, secretary-treasurer. Everybody come out on Monday next, Labor Day, and see what the children can do. Mrs. L. 8. Taylor, Mrs. Mercer, Mrs. Emma Rasmusseh, Mrs. Gope and Mrs. Hudson hail charge of the Red Cross lunch rooms on Saturday last. / The -following Red Cross articles were shipped to Calgary last week: 13 suits pyjamas, 24 many-tailed ban-' dages, 72 T-bandages, fi surgical shirts 24 triangular bandages, 1 convalescent robe, 2 day shirts. One of the best entertainments ever given' in Magrath was the concert on Saturday evening given by the Boris Hamb'otirg Concert Co, The three gentlemen were indeed artists in their line and delighted tiie people with their musical numbers. We regret Traction Engine REPAIRS - We are well equipped to handle ell kinds of repair work on either steam or gat tractors. Only high class' work leaves our shop, "and we will quote you prices that are right. NIVEN BROS. 216 First Ave. S. 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