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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LKTHIIHIEMU5 MKHALP DECEMBER ,1, 1916 letbbribje Ibepalb Slbcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per week 10c Daily, delivered, per .yeur Dally, by mall, per Weekly, by mail, per .Weekly, by mail, per year to TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Office .........v W. A. Buchanan Managing Director 1252 John Torrance Business manager Dntes or expiry of subscriptions ap- pear drs'.y on address label. Accept- ance oC papers after expiration date is our authority to continue the subscrip- tion. King and Country need you right THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Affairs have readied a climax In -.Greece. The open defiance of th Allies hy King Constantine in his re lusal to surrender arms which th allies fear may be treacherously .user against them, has led .the allies to a display of force. Troops from allie refraining from indecent and insulting attacks .on public men. To free dis cussion there is no objection. But i should be conducted with decency and at least an approach to fairaess. And we all know that this statemenl from Jlie Winnipeg Free Press is per fectly correct: We are told now that such an elec be a calamity. The govern ment is so anxious to avoid such a con flict that it plans to ask parliament, its tho first business of the coming ses sion. to provide for an extension unti October, 191S, thus giving seven years of life to the present parliament. Is it possible that this is the govern ment that In September, 1914; in No vember, 1914, and in April, 1915, ant perhaps on one later occasion, con spired against the peace and harmonj of the Canadian people by making ar rangements for a khaki election? Par- liament was then only partly through its term, and the government had be- hind H a majority that ensured its control of affairs. The situation, on those occasions, was very different from what.it is at this time when the proposal if? to extend the life of a par- iament that has already outlived the period for which it was elected. It was no.sense of generosity mtriotisni within the government taelf which saved Canada on all three )ccasions .from the disaster of a war- ime contest, the undesirability of whichJs now so clearly recognized by Mr. Kemp, the Toronto News and others. They were forced, in each in- stance, by outside influence into aban- doning their projects. On at least one of these occasions the Duke of Con- nangbt intervened decisively against .be conspirators. The idea behind these attempts to 'orce an. election was that it was an opportunity, heaven-sent, for the crush rig of, the Liberal party. The Conser- vative strategists planned to. brand 'be .Liberal leaders as traitors, fatuous y believing that the" electors._ would give .credence to charges_.so. absurd and thus enable them to wreak ven- geance upon 'their political foes. It is -the -simple .truth that for at east the flrst eighteen months of the war the Dominion government regard- ed the war" as primarily a golden op- prtnnity.for the gratification of its elfish desire's; Jobs for- supporters, ontracts for friends, social and pbliti- al prestige, opportunity for revenge Tbe object of postponing the s tion ia to prevent the dissipation of energy-; through party strife This t object will be defeated, even if there f be no election, IE the country is kept In a state of turmoil and bad temper! 5 through 5 floi of the are! their ''worst to provoke ntrife Their attacks upon; poll political far more than fighting the German men- ce, was what the war meant to them. For the" first sir months of the war "urged repeatedly and with''such vigor as it could command, mt there .should be a real political race'for the period of the war, with some basis for co-operation, not neces- sarily a coalition, by the' leaders of both parties. The first step toward such" an, agreement, the Free Press nsisted, was a pledge by Sir Robert Borden that there should be iso elec-" tlon for the period of the be -followed by a working arrange- ment-by which the' Liberal -leaders would lbe called into conference with the government from time to time for the shaping of war policies. JVe recall, without difficulty the scorn and amusement with which this and similar suggestions by other news- papers were received by those to whom they were addressed. They could see nothing in them but signs of panic in the Liberal ranks; and were thereby confirmed in their desire for a knaki" election. The government went its way, play- ing politics with everything having to dp with the war, tightening its political fences, replenishing its war chest, and preparing Its plans for-a political cam paign The Liberals, having no in allowing themselves to be butchered to make a Borden holiday adopted, In an offensive- defensive, policy, the effectiveness of which is revealed by the complete con- version''of 'the Conservatives" to' the view that an election during war time would be a catastrophe Thp result of this political warfare that lias been going on with Inereas ini Bitterness Is present 'sUfe of the com pier problems connected with am out, of the war. They are al field up ws have not at Otta a, government capable of dealing ifitji authority with these questions Sir Robert Borden and some of his begin to realize that they need toe of the whole peo- support which they themselves and which they cannot now secure They might have been lead- cation, they preferred to be; the chiefs of a faction The people of Canada are profoundly disturbed and dissatisfied with tbe whole political situation Tney know hat the porden government has failed and wilt fail still more tragicallv !r he fiiture-, but they ddubt whether ny alternative party government, with Us'Inevitable concentration: of nterest and purpose on things of elatiyely no importance, can supply. 'HevinspirinK1and resourceful hip which the' countr> must have if 1 li'to evils and dangers. tor since the war began they have UP THE BUSY MAN THOS. HAMMOND Liberal candidate for the Alberta 1 rg islature Jn Pincher Creek con- stituency. wanted a national government that would make the prosecution of the war Its first business; and more acute- ly than over they want it today. But the means by which they can give effect to their wishes are not within sight. THE CRITICISMS OF M. A. MACDONALD Premier. Brewster, of British Colum- bia, is being criticisqd for taking 3 Macdonald into his government be- fore the plugging episode in the Van- couver bye-election was .cleared up. !t is true that efforts have been made to place the responsibility for the plugging upon Air. Macdonald, but without success. Those who know Mr. Macdonald don't, believe the charge. Mr. Brewster knows Mr. "Macdonald and believes he Is inno- cent of tie charges. If he did not take him into the government it would je accepted at once that the premier considered Mr. Macdonald guilty There is an element in the Liberal party in Vancouver that thinks Mr. Urewster should not have appointed Mr. Macdonald to the ministry .until .he whole'plugging .business had been nvestigated and the responsibility placed. episode was an ssue in the general elections, and the electors of Vancouver'thought so little James Forrler w nent Montreal business man, Is dead-, Detroit is to havo a statue of Rob- ert Burns, 'the famous Scottish poet Sarnia tax rale will ho 27M: mills, a drop from 28 The American Federation of Labor adopted a strong resolution against military courses in the schools. Sir .Robert Borden and K. B. Ben- nett, M.P., will syeak at a National service meeting in, Calgary on Dec. 18. Sixty-two per cent, of Edmonton's city employees receive under a inoiith. Mrs. Johnstono Walker, who, came to Edmonton in 1886, is dead in that city. Dr. C. C. Tatham Is appointed Medical officer for the Military hos- pital at Edmonton. Frank L. Gwllllam, a Van- couver lawyer, 1ms action. H. W. Aird, manager of the Can- ada Paint .Company, died suddenly at Montreal. The outbuildings of the County of Siincoe House of Refuge at Beeton were burned; loss Kev. J M. A., rector of St.1" George's Church, Gbder- ich, has been invited to Grace Ihurch, Lieut. Bruce Hosmer Burrows, youngest son of Acton Burrows. of Toronto, is officially reported killed in action. Lieut.. Burrows was born in Winnipeg, in 1S93. A E. PYipp, JI. P., i C "ST. P., Ste Marie, are mentioned as possible appointees to vacancies in the High Court of Ontario. Governor- .Davidson of Newfound- land has ascertained that no New- oundlanders were taken prisoner by .lie German's at the battle of the Somme and as missing are now reported as killed. North Essex Conservatives re- Mrs. J. Foster, died-at. afgca 102 years Jas. Croil, ,a prominent Presbyterian layman, .Is dead at Montreal. The entire fleet and docks of TjntsHminfe Navigation Cpmpanj purchased by P..Gibb.ous .JTohh A. McKiggan, SO years ;of age a pioneer resident of Woodstock, Out iis dead. meat was the Vmenu of leading San Francisco hotels 'on tho American Thanksgiving Mr." "William .Harris, dean of the .theatrical producers in America and nuuieious theatres. Is dead 1 Jacob H. Schiff told the League to Enforce Peace it is the duty, of the United States to intervene in tho European war, Henry Ford's failure to live up to been killed in. expectations caused deficit in the Wilson campaign fund, Demo- cratic leaders say. Six barn fires within an hour and a Half threw the population of Leam- I Ington into a state of great appre- hension. Hamilton .Vp assist tUUlfifc l Llio post oiTlcd aorvlces '-en v.'oro 'invited to ChUBtmas mult at fnent> offered tieofj 111 iilant black lu stiitu to elected Woolatt as president, tf the insinuations cast against Mr. j and were told Dr. Polsson that .lacdonald, that they returned that i it wo.uld be nedessary for every able- rantlemaii to the legislature at the' Bodied man in Canada to set into head of.the poll. That was proof of uniform before the end the war. Rov Dr. Gustttvua Munio, ono tiiuu modoiator tho Piosbjtoiian Synod of 'IiaiuiUuu aud died ut London, Or t THo fii-n Giaugo, protesting against u 0 "nibargo, says cHm- atlc comlir aso partly to hlamo for" the crcn sliortiiEto tiu'l that the farmoiB 110 uoliug- tho niiich of high prices us 'sli.irply as any other class. Former Alderman Dan Gallery, of Montreal, produced figures to show that lirtho first ten months of ]OIG. gallons of milk were sent to tho. .United States from Hunting- don, at a price about four and u half cents loiver than what Cana- dian distributers wore paying. In addition to the grants made by the Alberta government to tho vari- ous battalions' recruiting' in Al- berta the government has decided to niake a further grant of to tlip thu Scandinavian battalion ri-i cniiting in Western Canada from the' Scandinavian population. i Persons desirous to communicate! with the government on military mat- ters of any arc notified that' "they can facilitate action address-! ing their' letter direct "to tho depart- j ment of milit'ia and "defense; It is pointed out that delay is 'certain to result JL loiiers ars addressed to any, ancouver people-who know Government 'experts at Port Dover Mr. Macdonald and all the incidents have found It possible to extract connected with the plugging, thought'from fish a large amount of of the charge. .Since the., electon, Jjv-Uie election worker, who had ieen living in the States, came back, made a confession and then skipped iut. There is a feeling that Scott is tool of interests, who want to Inter- ere Macdonald's political ad- ancemenL It is clear .that Mr. Brew- ter believes Mr. and he ill continue to place his confidence n -that gentleman ished he is -unworthy of confidence, ie IB not going to accept the confes- ion of a man like Scott who, under n offer of the protection of. the law, runs away after making a confession, far Scott has proved himself a erjurer. The war will have place in ome communities to municipal strug- les for the next. week. The Canadian authorities should ake up the case of Bruce Davies with he Imperiar authorities. It is clear t his commanding-Officer feels that e ia entitled to the V. C., and he should get it. Lethbridge.is proud of Bruce. v- The Kaiser -.Presi- dent Wilson a' Christmas; present in the shape of a set of works by Amerl can" authors. Now some cruel oppon- ent of Woodrow's will suggest that a fountain peni or some note paper, would be a more appropriate gift. Germany blames the allie the war The continuing i for Ger- man mind naturally understand why .the allies shouldn't cease fighting when they are just beginning to .win and Germany .starts going'down grade The AiiocUted Botfd of Royal Academy of Music Royal College o! Music LONDON, ENGLAND. fcr Ueal Examinations in Mask PATUN: His Majesty iheKiig. Music Open (o the Pupdi of all Teicheii of Music The Annual'BittEtfnations- in Music and Theory trill be held throughout Canada in May and June, 1317. An examm ttl Theory only will be nth 1916, application to be uiade by October tit 1916. An exhibition valne about (500 offered annually', also a Gold and 3 Sttxer all parliculdts may be obtained on opplica- tlon to ii M 77? Skater Strtfl, ttrttd. {KcsMest SkertSuy IM- Parents and Teachers wUhlltjr 10 enter their pupils for tliese fezniniiistions flhotitd communicate with the Secretary at once and have the'c pteccd ofa mamoglUt. 3 :oyal i concentrates protein content which can 'be-' farm stook. Oils have aJso been taken out which be. in the soap, paint and" .leather- dressing trades. extra war session during: the summer -and fall Queen's Medical College is able to graduate fifty-six .new.-, doctors six- months earlier than otherwise. Most of thorn will enter th-j. Canadian and Royi -Army William Henry Jacques, noted American engineer, who aided in the development of the in- dustry, and was connected the Bethlehem Steel Co, was killed by a a London suburb; A" Milwaukee said to foe wizard in the manufacture of dyes, and who draws a salary M was arrested at New York, charged with the theft.-of w orth platinum from his em ploy era, His protest granting li- censes to two .saloons near the Gov ernment landing station ignored, hy the Newport -commissioners, Rear Admiral Knight.says. he will erect a fence in the thoroughfare leading to the landing. For losing an1-arm as the result of an automobile: accident, Dr. L. 5f, Dusseldorf, of Brooklyn, is suing Judge William- J.- Carr for f The doctor waa struck by the judge's car, which was on its way to a gar- age in charge a chaffeur. Experience has taught never to buy imitations or sub- stitutes, because you do not receive the best that science Kaa produced or money can buy. It is positively guaranteed that Mecca Ointment is, non-injurious and non-poison- ous for all 'skin- troubles and diseases. There is nothing as good as Mecca. A free sample will be mailed upon request by the Foster-Dack Co., Limited Toronto Sold in 25c., Me., 75c, and sizes by J. D. HIGINBOTHAM CO., LTD. JACKSON CO. THE KENNY ALLIN CO., LTD. wM. H. MCCAFFREY THE FRANK MEDLEY DRUG CO. THE RED CROSS'DRUG A BOOK It Is reported that -Harry Lauder, the Scotch comedian ?is to be knighted at Nsw Year's by King The kaiser's Christmas present to President Wilson will- be a de luxe set of United States authors. P. I. Tofft, ex-mounted policeman, who was found guilty at Moose Jaw of sedition, was sentenced to r two months' imprisonment' :Regina jail with, hard lahor. GKAJN BROKERS DIRECTORY prominent liathbrldgo. uier Into our pl'tico tbo other duy. V ;''.''u. J UBcd to soil b.nrleyto Jamoa Hldiar'dsdu lu ycura ho auld, "and I want to do business with ilia firm TJio prices aro so high and tho spruadp between grades so, wldo thin year that the need of expert work all along tho Al- berta, in Winnipeg and In Fort oven greater than usual, Tho kind of service lives In a man's memory for fifty years is. yours -when you make yonr bills of lading read '.Notify James Richardson Sons, Lim- ited." For car seals, markers and daily price cost :or 201 s'tiher- lock Bldg., Lothbridfio or phono 777. Manager's residence, phono 365. other thar the JlcCu'rdy, o of militia secretary.. "iP.- B. John former member tlie legislature and Socialist candidate! in' Fort Gcor'go constituency in the j B. C .general election, took the first steps towards contesting the election of W. R. Ross, lato minister of lands, j An application for a recount was filed in the county court rogister this county on 'behalf of Mr. Mclnnos, and this will 'be proceeded .with as eooii OF CANADA I Co-operative Saving and en- couraged by the open- Ing of a Joint Act ount In the names of Husband and Wife, Father air5 Brother and Sister, or any two or more members of the family. Either can deposit or withdraw at will, and the Interest accrues to the credit oi boin. Ask the Manager for full particulars. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH A. Vf-teWwV-'UM, Manager LAKE BRANCH Acting Manager mm GO, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. "ALWAYS WORKING" Yoii. may makes mbuoy ;by lop ting .oii jour next car oi 'uarley.br.flas. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING. Our Winnipeg and Lethbrldgb ottices represent SERVICE. "TRY US" J. H. TALLING Local Manager Office Phono 1580 Residence 572 OFFICE .PHONE 1313" MANAGER'S PHONE'1484; SMITH, MURPHY CO. GRAIN THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.Q.. LL.D., D.C.L., President KJHN AIRD. Gcncri-IMunoser H. V. F. JONES. Ass'lGencrtl V. C, BROWN. CAPITAL, RESERVE FUND; BANKING BY MAIL Accounts may be opened at every branch o. The Canadian Bank of Commerce to be operated by mail, and will receive 4the same careful attention as is given to all other departments of the Bank's business. Money may ba deposited in this way iatisfoctarily as by a personal visit to the Bank. WC1 i Lethbridge Branch-- R. T. Brymner, Mgr, THE STANDARD BANK OFI HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO Your Reserve Reserve Fund is as lecessary to an individual as it is to a Bank or a Com- mercial House. It guarantees strength the ability to meet reverses should they come. Let your Reserve Fund be a Savings Bank Account with the Standard Bank of Canada. In- terest allowed at current rate- and added to principal or HEAD OFFICE, WINNIPEG Write or phone at our Ef you have grain to handle. sSsure you the best the market wi1! stsnd and "give you courteous service >id prompt returns N. T. MACLEOD, MAl LETH3RIDGE OFFICE STRONG DOWLER GRAIN and Commission Cat Cur entire is at your aorvioo and with our exjier leace wa cou guarautes the best .prices tor jotir any time And (w (nny grade or kind of Phono M 1922 Calgary V1 ffor OffiQB 1365 Lflthbridge Quota- 1811 Lethbridge) tiont. Our Agents, who In your district. J. A.'GUMMING Lethrbridge Managar WANTED I YOUR FURNACE _ TO REPAIR Gco. R. Dixon Cu i PHONE 105? REAR STAFFORD BLOCK DRAYING LETHBRIDGE BRANCH 258, 13th Sire C. F. BLETCHER, COALHURST BRANCH i- t OF ALL KINDS COAL C, O. D 1 3 4 5 at Kennedy's 410 13th St Storm Doors AND Storm Sashes ALJ. SIZES 'RISHT iSt PHONE U ;