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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta TIIK UAU.T nr.n-u.u MONDAY, DECRMBER 3, 1917 ft'wm SEIS Ve Introduced (or la'iinj; of a. re-. the necessities vo.c a: tho polls. Can- Mi would go oyi of ihe war for iho by their voles, would con- trol ibe Voluntary enlist- ment would nuvcr wive. But if the stained in the refere-duru, then {ill thf machinery of calling lhc osltlcm to hcluJng iho boy a at the front, AS for h.uiielf, "u.i ibe miller had not cbangcd and hi? would contluuo to advocate ll. but It was to bo (hit (he win- ning of the war Is ihe fiist Issue, domestic problems coming second. U would not do to deft-ai uutoa govern- J menl m such an 1-ssue lu iho )Jouso( for that would mean defeating tho boys lu the ireuchcs. Uut anything short of defeating the government should bo done to bring about a more j table tariff. Government Owrersh'p As (o Rovprcuicut ownership of rail- Hy that the referendum might lo iic- featod and no reinforcements ever seat. Tho need (or reinforcement is well known. Central Mewlrjni. minister of m liiia. has 000 men must be svnl at once. det) nre being seiil tick 10 Mie tren- ches because we are failing 10 re- lief to them. The Military Service Act Is to prorlde these reinforcements In tbe shortest space of litne. ami to eecure the mon In the method best calculated to tafcc those wto can most bo .spared and leave ihosc who are most needed at home. The Military Service Act is now under way, arat re- inforcements 2re bclnff called uj) ard can sliorllv be en iheir way. But un- der the opposition plan. the plan of a referendum the delay would be such that men would not be pro- Tided until 1919 at Ihe carl'esi. The. opposition claims that ii they are re- turned to power i referendum could ba (akcii within 2tf days. Tliey knoir this is untrue. Tbp writs of this elec- tlon are not returnable until Ihe end of Febniiuy- Parliament could not therefore meet before (he middle of March. The speech from tbe throne would to be debated, and it can be assumed that a parliament control- led br Ihose not In favor of the Mili- tary Service AcL would not rush mai- lers. The debate would last at least iii veefes. Then an aci would have to ways and resources. >Jr. Huchan-m raeu uv> would have 10 be put In mo- j said a siart bad been made and be lav- 'ioa, and all (he wort tha'. has iho policy. A govcru- so (ar in cnforciag lhc act would i merit commissioner Is now coiiirollius have to be done over again, for Sir ilic eoal mines. If the war ronMp'i.M Laurier in bis manifesto to we might RO farther aloes the road to ihe Canadian people declared ibsl If government ownership any ui us elc-ctea ihe-oprosiilon would suspend dream of at presouL (lie ot the act umll a re-J Conscription of Al'ens frrendum te On (he fodsirin'irvi nf alfeus for (ho called up uniter the act would period ct lhc .war the speaker said be sent beck to their liun..., ue LHievcd in tbe principle but he did cioie. So it ivo'JJJ ba early (n 1913 i not know how such a man would work before tbe act could be enforced even j oul. The result wo'jld hare to be It be upheld by n studied before anything could be That Is Ihe situation. Thai is the is- promised. There are many 3 dcs of sue, and that Issue can be Ihe labor question to be considered DcL-eraber I7ih. This election in it-j and ine effect the conscription of self Is 'a referendum. This election i alien enemy labor would have on tho Trill lell wiiciher the people of Can- labor situation (n general could not ada want to drop out oC the nncl ba dlsresnrded. Hov-'eyer, lie Lellev- leavc Iho-boys stracded tt the from.. cd Hon. Mr. Crearcr bad siaied that The position he had laken before tbe Ihe Union government hnd such a plan under considernlion. On tbe quest'on ot paying as touch ns possible of. "be cost ot the war dur- meeting of women, Mr. Bucbanan de- clared he had taken, throughout Lhc c.inra'.gn. He" had uot declared him- self In favor of tha net In I.ethbridge t acd to It In Ihe rural districts j crM it up to a degree where It woutd .where sentiment ID favor oE the wnr [Is probably not so strong. He had noC ing Ihe war Mr: said fav- oar reso'-irces, for he pointed oul, bors a; front want a prosperous country to come back lo. Groat Britain's example In this regard Js one Canada mlsM well follow. ,Aa to raising the Palr.'otlc fund by general 'rather than hv zoK 'rt tried lo win votes for Uuchanan by such ft campaign; He had tried (o pteco ibe duty of the Canadian people before them, and he knew their anawer would be right on December 17th. Those who are opposed to the tion, Mr. "Buchanan said be had al- issue nre those who say Canada should j ways favored- such a plan, lie .-.ud he was 011 record fn the last house In this regard, as during the debate OD the Income tax bill he had advocated increasing Lhe_ income tax in order that tho government might pay Ihe dependents or soldiers the money now being paid by the patriotic fund. Al- berta, uowere'vhad made a starl in Ihe right direction. The dependents of soldiers It (his province will no longer be deiwndent on charity for a decent and cratorlable living (ill ihe men come honie. II will (fieri remain for Ihe government Lo sea that the men are ecablart Lo live comfortably and: happily after the wat. V.-. Durhp-an's attitude lowa.-da tbe thft aud'ence. He made no s could noL ful- ladies pres- ,e suprort oi tbe VMSert THE PRACTICAL RAZOR Assure him of shaving com fort -whether he is in mili- tary service or at Komi by giving him an AutoSlrop Safety Razor only Razor that sharpens its own blades automatically always as- suring him a clean, com- fortable shave. PRICE FitUd Sels from u? At all AutoStrop Safety Razor Co. LwftaJ Toredlo, OdUrto not ttave participated In this war, or those who say TTB have already done enough, or those say our only duty is to slay home and grow lood- slutfs and make munitions for which the mother country and BrJUIu will have to pay. He was sure the- patri- otic; Tolej-3 assisted by Ibe womtn who hare, given their husbands and sous and fathers and brothers would give the answer to the opposition on election day. Mr. Buchanan then turned hi? At- tention to a list of Questions which had tees Iimndert Mm to answer. They had Lo do wlLh matters which the Next-of-Kin association Is urging. high cost of living and Ihe filing of food prices. In reply Mr. Buchanan told of the drastic action the union govern- ment had Rlreaady taken in control- ling the prices of flour, packing planL producs and coal, and anllon Js now being taken to control the prices of fruits and vegetables. This, said tbe speaker, was an .earnest example ot wbal a .onion 'do when nnfeltered. by the -strings of parlyy and .wILh no political frienjs to cater to. The people of Canada bad a right to eipecj. much from a gov- ernment'which make so many rad'cal changes in the first six weeks of Its life. Aa'to .whether be would favor an increase In pensions and Lhe separa- tion allowance, Mr. Buchanan said au increase ot 25 .per cent, bad at- ready'b'een made In the separation al- lowance while, the pensions had also been increased.- En this mailer the government that is relumed to power on-December 17th .would have many heavy problems to solve. TbeJe are any war -problems lo solve. The j xaUpn ID Canada will be heavy iUer war at would be a. seri- es problem to be solved fn the best ilerests of Bll the people or Canada !tb special treat men I for Lhe loldlers nd their dependenla who have played larger parl in this war than aoybody lae. Mr. Buchanan said that If re- urned. he would ejideavor to help olre these problems.In the way that ould be Lhe most benefit to tbe great- sl numbfr. Profiteering. In reply to a question regarding the omm'andeerltiE .of all profili of ln- over seten per cent., Mr. ucbanan said he was In favor of go- ng Just u far .as poas'ble without riving capital'oat of Canada. Can- da could not take all profits over even wr cent If the United bes.u-U, FXFI pride, but with the 'desire of calling to your stienLlon some of the resourc- es of Canada, that we- remind you that tbe Crowa -Neat region of "which Lethbrldge fs-thc centre and chief city, f 3 of the largeat coal areas in lhc Dpmfnton. H was this mineral wealth that gave the first Impetus to the development of South- ern Alberta and opened the way for that agricultural" settlement which Js low bringing Eo a steady Incerase In population and wealth. Southern Alberta, the Tand of sun- shine, n'hei'e la former years lhc. cat- tle In winter, a? uell as summer, rang- ed the plains unlended, has been blear- ed "by nature not only wllh a favorable climate but also with fertile soil. Pop- ulation lo develop these resources la alone needed to make this as It Inevitably be, 'one of Ihe wealthiest sections of Canada. In concision we tnanlv jour Grace for toe honor conferred upon us by your visit which we aball long re- member and desire to assure you that Id not follow a similar plan 'ii draa- we, Ihough snrang from maDy races, c the capital la needed lo are united In our loyalty lo the Do- Svelop Ihe resources or Canada lhat lie may the more meet her war ebi would Iheii How lo Ihe Slates lo he dctMmeDl of Canada. "Out I can ell yoa It fit I uuol :ll In the house j a .supporter of anj- sorernraent bat irlli allow any peraona or corpor- .lions to pile up fortune! out ol, the war and the blood of, men who re fighting our battles In this aid Mr. Uuchanan, which ataldmenl was roundly applauded. Tan Aj lo Increasing the Income tax Mr. minion of Canada, Ihe Empire of which It form, i l and its King whose rep- rPaenl'atfvc you arc. Dated the third -day of December A.D. 1P17. W. D. L. Mayor, DONALD A.'DUFP, CJly Clerk. In reply His -Excellency slated that he warmly appreciated the welcome tendered him by the peopls' o! Leth-; brttlKe, which made up (or the co'il weather, tic staled that ho wished. tffM wJ I [he season Ihe he had'not sdrocaled before. Union I lo. BOTernmenl neclircd lUeli In lav- hlm- he rrierreil (0 (he or ut a Income ,al i great alrusBlooverieas In which Can- ?ml he had no doubt whatever thai 'akcn such thanked ihe people of and rould be Lini'Valuer Tho noil queillon dealt with tho taiaL'on of land Tilues >i a method of raising rflvenne. Mr. eald be would not go so far as lo gar he was In favor of the taxation ot all lands, but ho did favor, and had done BO for a lone time, the taxation or all lands held for speculaMvo purposes, He also tolnlcd put that the ffrstmari In Canada to euch tax Hon. Arthur 3lll6n when he .was premier of the province o( member ot lhc Southern Alberta IOT their very valu- able sld In every war lo the mother- land In the urejl. war. Great things hid been accomplished or tbe forces of the Empire In lhc put three years His Excellency, was sure that vrllh confidence 'In lhc future Ihe outcome could not hut be as dealred.- In closing, Eicfiltencr aealn thanked the people of I.attibrfdgc fir their hind greeting and aafted Ihat tha school children of (he city be granted holiday "lhat-thcy might renieitilici the vlall of scntalivc o( Ills Ihe King. He j'.'l l.r tfJiei; Coin Out of This is not a mere advertising stunt! It is a fact, and truthful statement. The Reason For the past six years Frederick W. Downer and myself have-been doing business under the title of H ayr Hardware Company. It is by mutual consent that we have decided to make an absolute dissolution of partnership on the 28th day of February, 1918, this being the date of the expiration of lease of o ur I feel it my duty at this time to thank the public of Lelhbridge, and especially the farmers of (he surrounding district, far the rery liberal patronage you have accorded me during these years. I beg to remain, respectfully, HAYR HARDWARE CO! per Arthur Hayr. Without Reserve or Any Strings Whatever Mr. Sirldri" union Bovernment. As to the Inhorllanro lair. Mr. Fjuch-. sild he favored Iho pp.ntral plan !after which the parly departed for the as they have II In the Old Country i We.'Iey hall, where'.lho governor-gen- but he was not fully fnough acquaint- 6ral adilrejscd Ihu vejerarji. ed w (h ffie Atolls or wl'h nndl'fons I Tho vlcc-rceal (rain arrlred sharp In wmcb would bi> aiiecl-od Ity on lime, belnff accompanied by aucb ft to Bake any nrorniics. Cotter ell of the Lcthbrldge of DnIlM, I division, whrj Is