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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAOR EIGHT THE E, DAILY HERALD__________ SATOHDAY, DECEMBER 9, 191 The Talk of Coalition H. Ottawa. Dee. faint hearts in tlio Conservative party are su.cfostinir a coalition with the Lib- orals 65 the only chance tlio Borden government has of keeping in touch the spoils of war until the war ts over. In pursuance of this object the Conservatives would cheerfully divide the blame for all that has hap- pened1 since the war shoes, spavined chargers, fuse con- tracts. John Wesley Allison and Sir Sam Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his colleagues, say in the propor- tion of tl Conservative cabinet minis- ters to six Liberal, so that there would always be a big enough Conservative majority to put the raw stuff over. The coalitioners are so keen about it that they niteht even consent to make Sir Wilfrid premier, after pro- perly hampering liiai with a Conserva-. tive cabinet, which could outvote any patriotic measure he might propose, to. 'coalition from a Riivorimient ns aniio-j mii: as tliat headed by Sir Robert Bor-, iden. a government not only anaemic, j but sultcring so bailly from Uook worm (hat it can't raise a hand. Another to glvo the coalition pause is j that "it would be a coalition, not only! 'with tlio Borden government, but with its example with the cur-' tailmont, at England's greatest period uf trial, of the Ltritish Preference. j The conlitlaucrs are said to bo will-. Mng to dump Premier Borden. if neces- Uary. and make it Premier Wliito in- stead. It makes little difference. It does not seem possible tor Liberals to be happy with either, even wern t'other iic-ar ciiarmer away. In fact the coallshlng is none too good. One section of Conservatives, the forlorn liopors, favor it. but Oie other section, the great majority, are in favor of standing right up to the trough as long as there is anything left in it. It of bargain reminds one sbf be_ faifabont senior partner in a coali- Moreover, it is quite apparent from ducks and TOU take" the crows.'or yon the heat displayed by the Toronto take the crows and I'll take the: News, that there is a faction In.the ducks." Such is the offer of coalition cabinet actively opposed to coalition. at present being whispered in Conser- vative circles. The cynical observer will tie inclined to laugh at these anti-mortera blan- As this faction includes the Hon. Bob Rogers, minister of elections, and the Hou. A. E. Kemp, controller of the :ampaign fund, it is not likely that a clishments of Borden government, [coalition will be pulled off so long as Sir Wilfrid Laurier's magnanimity to- these two gentlemen and Premier Bor- ward a weak administration which has already been stretched a long way may den remain friends. Sir Thomas White is the coalition- ell hesitate at this last proposal. It ers' other choice. Sir Thomas is an is the opinion of competent critics that.epicene in till 1911. r.o government could possibly be as Conservative an embodied coah- puGillanifflous and vacillating as as it traditions of the Eorclen government has proved. Out- Liberal party in his bones, and the side of handing fat contracts to Us difficulties of the Conservative party party friends and running the war as under his hat The only trouble is a donkey engine to the food monop- that the Liberals have not forgiven olizers ft has not had the courage to j Sir Thomas yet and the Conservatives do anything. Coalition, therefore, is have not wholly taken, him to their lor it only another form of shirking, bosom. He is, so to speak, on proba- Since the Borden government tookliion. To the old timers over whose office In 1911 it has shown its dread 'heads he was lifted Sir Thomas seems of responsible government by shifting: just a trifie too gay. Tom White, pre- its various responsibilities to ninety imier! Let him. earn it first! Such are Royal Commissions of one kind and'the sentiments 'which stand in Sir another. Whenever the Borden Thomas' as premier of a-coali- vfnment wanted to avoid a run-in wltuition or of any other kind of govern- public opinion or defer a duty, or ment. dodge an obligation, it appointed a Koyal Commission to keep the thing in the air. In this way it has accumu- Meanwblle the alleged horror of the Canadian people at a war-time election is being overworked. In the fall of lated ninety Hoyal Commissions which 1914- there was indeed such a horror, the issue of the war being then uncer- tain and men's minds not indurated to its sanguinary vicissitudes. But all that is changed now. We know that rye are going to win the war and that the country up to date something iike one million dollars for doing work the Borden government was elected and paid to do. There are on hand .now all sorts and sizes of Hoyal Commissions, some of which Iiave reported, some of which will re- competent government in which will port in the more or less distant up to its opportunity for service. and some of which, like the Davidson j There have been "five provincial gen- Commission, have no apparent inten- eral elections iu Canada since the tion of reporting until the Borden gov-jwar Scotia, Prince Ed- the to win it is to ernmeut is in its grave and beyond the reach of harm. ward Island, Quebec. Manitoba and British set afoot by At this very moment there must be Conservative and two by Liberal gov- four Royal Commissions, either mark- ernments. Moreover, there has not ing time or in a state of trance, a moment since the war began the Question of the high cost living, when Canada was not under the sha- The only thing showing any signs of dow of a general election at the hands animation is the qrder-in-cotmcU, of.-the government at Ottawa. More which plays tennis with the mutter, than once the genial Mr. Rogers has knocking it about from one place to been of the opinion that the country another, meanwhile expecting that the was demanding a genera! election in consumer will starve-to death before, "tones of thunder." It stands to rea- a probe can get fairly started. A gor- son that Bob can't guess wrong all the eminent that had any intention o.f lieving the situation would be dis- ciplining the food profiteers by var- ious means export, letting enough United States food in to bring down the prices, in- vestigating the combines, taxing ex- cessive profits to such an extent that excess would cease to be profitable. These and a hundred other means are theirs in the ordinary course cf the law, and any other powers they might lack they have taken, by common con- sent, under the War Measures Act.: In fact the only thing the Eorden gov-j eminent lacks is the will to help the; people by lifting one little linger. j No doubt Sir. Wilfrid will think In ice' before he accepts an offer of THE ATLAS TRANSFER AKD COAL, C. 0. D. ALL KINDS OF TRANSFER WORK. PH01VE 1717 Office: Frank Miles Boot Store B. WIGG, Proprietor. -Doctor Tells. How to. Strengthen EyesigfitSOpercentln One Weeris Time In Many Instances A You Have Filled and Ute at Home. Philadelphia, you wear glasses? Are you a victim of eye strain or other eye weaknesses? 1C will be glad to know that according .to Dr. there la real hope for you. Many whose eyes were failing say they have had their'eyes, restored through the principle of this wonder- ful free prescription. One man aays, After.trying it: "I waa almost blind; could not aee to read at all. Now I can read everything without ajiy gif 'end my eyes do not water any more At night they would pain dreadfully; now .they feel fine all the time. It wai like a miracle to me." A lady who us- ed it says: "The atmosphere seemed Iiazy with or without glasses, but after using this prescription for fif- teen days everything clear, I can even read flnt> print without glasses." It is believed that thousands who rwear glasses -.can discard them In a reasonable time and multi- tudes more will be able Jo strengthen their eyes so as to be spared the trouble and expense of over getting glasses. Eye troubles of many deffcrip- jliona maybe wonderfully benefitted by following the simple rules. Here is the -prescription: Go Jo any active drug; store and get a bottle of tablets. Drop one Bon-Opto tab let into a fourth of a glass of water and allow It to .dissolve. With this} liquid bathe the eyes two to four! times daily. You should notice your up perceptibly right from) the start and Inflammation win quick- j ly disappear, if your eyes are bother-; Ing you, even a little, take steps to j save tbem now before it Is too late. Many, hopelessly, blind might have j been saved if they had cared for their ayes In'time; Note: Another prominent physician to whom the above article was sub- mitted, said: "Bon-Opto is a very re- markable remedy. Its constituent in- gredients are well known to eminent aye specialists and widely prescribed by. tbem. The manufacturers guarantee t to strengthen eyesight 50 p.c. in one week's time In many instances or refund the money. It can be obtained !i'pm any good druggist and IB one at the very few preparations I feel should be kept on hand for regular ugs in almost every Red Cross Book Coir.pany, sejli Our Basement CONTAINS THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF TOYS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA We would like to describe our Toy stock so you would fully realize the immensity of our stock, the extremely low prices and the beauty of the assortment, but this is impossible. You will simply hnve to visit this department and view for yourself this wonderful display of all kinds of iovs, dolls etc. Come and make your selections We'll keep them till Xmas for Doll Go-Carts, collapsible 50c Doll Carriages Velocipedes.......... to Rocking to Trains on Track.......50c to Engine and Three Cars......... 50c Pop Guns ,.............25c to Toe- Pistols.................. 5c to 35c Shoo Fly Rockers. 4-WlieeIed Wagons 25cand 50c Steel Express Wagon 50c to Tool Sets ..._________15c to Drums................15c to Building Blocks.......lOc to Toy Reins With Bells..........35c Toy Dishes, China, set .25c to Toy Dishes, painted tin, 25c to Doll Dressers................. 35c Doll Houses...........oOc to Horns.................. lOc to 50c Tops.................... lOc to 35c Pastry Sets...........15c and 25c Washing Sets.................35c Water Color Games, all kinds.......lOc to Banks...............15c to Stoves ..___......-.-----35c to Toy Irons............15c and 25c Stuffed Animals......." lOc to Rattles................lOc to 35c floating- Ducks, etc. lOc, loc and 75c Rubber Dolls___.. 35c, 50c and 75c Indian Dolls........50c and Santa Clans Dolls lOc, loc, 25c I CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS We have all kinds of Xmas Decora- tions including colored paper, bells, garlands, candles, utuamcnts, tissue paper, etc. (Dolls Dolls The Kiddies will be greatly disap- pointed if Santa Glaus .does not bring them a new Doll this Xmas' and especially so when we are showing such d'beautiful line of 'ilacle in Canada ones that arc the equal of anything we ever displayed .in. the past. BABY DOLLS Cute attractive and durable. Each ?1.00 KNOCKABOUT DOLLS These are different sizes and dressed in may styles and are hard to break. 8 inch Knockabout Doll....... 15c 10 25c 11 13 15 17 MADAM HENDEEjV'S CHARACTER D'OLLS These are now being made in Canada and we have re- ceived a fine assortment. They are dressed in colored felt to represent various characters such as Dutch boy and girt, Cowboy and girl, Indian, etc. To see them is to like them. Prices: to Each War Games We have a fine .of war games, soldiers, (both cavalry and in- fantry) battle ships navy sets, etc. The boys will want them. Papa, Danny Daddies and Family This is the greatest novelty pf the season. It is a wooden duck painted in colors and whole expression Can be changed at will. Papa Danny Daddies Mama Quacky Doodles......................... Danny Daddies Quacky Doodles............................... Baby Danny Daddies........................... 60c Baby Quacky Doodles........................... 60c KODAK Happy the boy or girl who .finds a Kodak in the Oliristmas-stocking.. Kodaks to American Model Builder Model Builder is something more than a toy. It. is an education. "With It your boy can build models of hundreds of different engineering Teats, can build bridges, air ships, big guns, trucks, windmills, etc. He can take them down again and with the same i pieces build more. It comes lu different sets numbered from 0 to 7. and alt prices are standardized. Prices 75c to The Red Cross Drug Book Co, Limited Phone 555 Lethbridge ;