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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAOE TEN Hie: LKTIIBH1DOE DAILY HERALD MONDAY. OECKM11KR 10. 1917 Over Twenty-Five Percent of Overseas Vote is Polled (u7 lii Canailin Ciudlu AraiT Headquarters In i Loadon. ar cist, of the In tko corpt bu now palled. Active coadlilome mike thi ctrculxlon ot plu mitier with the pereliteat mov- ing of ualti tddlnj to dUi.cnl.lci of polling votes, bui tie tec Moos running moo So tar not a sin- gle kia lwcn mail to rep- reseMakivej tssfJUat of Ui8 crown In In Ik? contlnufi teen, Lht Cm- derplopmenU beluc followed with close aheatJon. Gnat jatiEfactloa bflng upre-t- ftt the splendid success nf the Cut loin arruj mbscrlptlozs cloced In vliw of the great OTtrtascription nl home. On tha flrlnj eluhu between oiro and taomy patrols are o.' quent occurrence, but the tnsmy'a en- Uvuj-lasm raids bas been coruldej- bly dampened. In ona recenl pairel one nott-comfliljsloned odlc- er and (.TO men put n4ne of the enemy to High I. after ill bui one ot our had been -wounded. Our patrol return- Ing from No Man's Land met an ene- ]'iv parly of ulae In a shell hole. They opened it point blank range ol five yards Trlih revolvers and bDmbs. Oco of lie enemy then seized one or our wounded mec, endeavoring (o lilm prllontr. but was prompt- slioL and kUled. They (ten wlthdror before our leavlos their dead be- hind. of enemy oilart upon a portion ot our trenches early tn the contain the galliot ot a tuccetsfKl flgbt cl one of our ihea agalDSl fUe ot ertfiiiT. Early In the morning at tbt lltuo of heavy Lreoch moriir and loaohlna pin ac- tivity, the siTrbon of of our posts was to move tloos the line to avoid cosuiltles. Our men moved as ordered. WTicn some little dhtaace from the peel the lint tiro men heard A voice calling to ibem In English: Tbroir down your rifles ud come up an! A bomb the words. of our men wns Koosdfd ind the other taken prisoner. The other two men were then bomb- ed and fear or lira ot the enemy jump- Ing Into trtncb capiureJ cnj and hit the other over the hud. Hta steel helmet him and be rushed bach to post lo gel help Irom the gar- rljon. In the mpinlbaa ihe man who had been setied muaged during1 the light to jet a trcach dagger from :he boot of one ot his and made such Rood'uia of his Email weapon that he btal (hem otf, voandlce r-vo of them, the body o! a. dead German was found In a shell hole next to our wire vlth a sheath trench lying twalde him. Jerusalem in British Hands London, Dec. Bonar chancellor of Uie eichequer, announc- ed In (be ot commons today that Jerusalem, after belnff surround- ed on all sides by Brltfah bad aurrendered. The capture of Jemsalem by the -BrlUth forcts, the end, with two brief LnterladM, of more than years' pos3e55lon of the of the 'Chrlsllan religion br the Mohamme- dans. For 678 yeari the holy cily hut In ownership ot the the lul ruler of JeroiftlGm, emperor, Frederick 1I-, domla- lasted from lo 1244. Apart from Iti with the twine acaloit Turkey by BritUh in .Mesopotamia, the fall of Jerusalem marts the definite ro I la. pie ot loci protracted eltorta of ibe Turki lo capture the can- al and LoTade Almoit tho moTe made by Turksy after her en- loto the wai a acaioat Eirjpt aaots great deaert of Sins I lu NoTomber, 1914, a Tnrkjak annr, mrlonslj estlm- ctad at tfwa ta 250.000 men, marcaeil oo UM 3uaz canal and sue- cmded la rucalGf wllhln striking dis- tance of the jreftt artificial waterway at severaJ points. For fereral bitter took place, the caaal befoK defended by an Aaglo-Efyptlan army aided br and New and Krcncii and BriLUb NEED ALL WHEAT Jobs Canwn Mwnj, wbc ea- Ueted with u Alberta, ngiarat l Hrtr' In UM wv la ed in todar1! llelt M aul muuUi on OdoiMr It. Xn. KUliMik Murray r, bare maklai trur tt fort lo moTt an exceptional aaomcl before narifitJcD cloaed. In ttli jl fort rtST hart succeeded fatftolj a! noil too well, M .ap9lln ipam ia Terr tf U The conflict of Inttmta wklct bu occasloBallr apparent In Uie IKS' between tbe of th that have gone; but the co.nsensns of opinion of Ihwe who heard Is that roan Mclnnes, who made his modest debut before two immense Cnlsary turtlencta and rled them off last evening-. Is the superior ofjiiny platform mafi who DAB fkrorvd thla city with. his pretence. A FORCE OF ORATORICAL HEAVYWEIGHTS But JJcInnea, arvat tho'ag-h hij powers w a nol by any the only oratorical force e.t last Perhaps. Indeed, r.a mteUo? In baa a-Mn such an array .of' platforrn -w ftiond Vancouver Judge; Weir, (he sllrer- farmer speaker, who combines a practlcaruBC'crf the English IAD- Uh a wit aad pout iuch men and MK' WllUam Irrlnv, Labor fw who ma'y be'lWtf 'Bo-JHa as one of the moat rorwful and platform men Canada. Nor nurt Mr. J. A. lUe in West Calraiy, forgotten.' IL Vac the laser's Bialdan effort before a large Calgio' but' he acquitted hlmafll adjnirablj, and Jone heckler Irrine's first audience wao to usurp to himself the eole right of patriotic effbri ropljr froTO the Calf try candidate that ahijwed the Hghllng iplht that Invariably llei dormant (n thelyoiine man who his raised mora recruits. la and that gratullouily, thin any other ihls pTovlnw.- ON10N1ST CHANCES AND ARGUMENTS SHATTERED. II iTtte was ore regret In connection these Immense people's Inja IhEl evening, ll IE thai there ivaa not auff Iclent to permit ur twenty thouaazid people, to hear the apeakers.-; It IB one of the ihings about Calairy thai the city Is irltrioui an adequate atdllcriim for juvt iuch For that reaion two halls had to be Al Azhir Temple and Vaget Hall. The' former was filled to the doon, at the latter every available Inch of 'space was taken. and the of people unaUe to lain admlsBlon flowod oui in the Mid itoo4 for houra In the chilly almopptiert In the hope or hearing a wori from the Hpa of tho who ao unmercifully flayed the unholy al- liance of che Bordeo and Slftom, or of a. place wJlhJn later on. DOES NOT TRY TO IN FLAM PUBLIC OPINION. Mr. CbaJnnan, Ladles Cenlle- n-.ea: I can uaure you It is a I real for me lo haie thU oppor- tunity of a splendid audl- lihe thla In you r 'food city of .Calgary. It Is a great honor for me '-I any time and B. pleasure combined to stand upon seme platform with a candidate who la fLiMlng the of the people In tab.cltcdon. From the reception you have jlven Candi- date Irvine bere tonight, and from ringing and sterling Blatementa he has glren you I am MtlifJed tbat I can look forward with jiltajiunLblfi anticipation to spending lha ntjt live winters with him, In llnti at Ottawa for the re-establish- ment of democracy In Canada and beat and ratxt metins for the early winning of the war. have' noticed alnce coming to your city that some pipers have referred to me iu an orator. Mr. Chairman, knowing my Imperfections better than anybody I to tfcal honor. I am not an orator. If I might from an old cltublc familiar to you "I am not an orator M Bennett tm, I am but B. blunt mnn." It Ift not mr purptiM tonight to try and inflame you by any ruse of public speaking. Aa 1 have traveled country (or three raonlhs, large audiences too, 1 divisions thcra mdht be of tbow two gretiL parUea. CANADA SPLIT INTO TWO CLASSES. are ihe two thai line up In all- where we tiix-e popular Kovernmenl, on the one tide those who are privileged and living prlvlllic, nn ihe other ihOEe who re protectlrE ihelr and the people onlthelr iidt, flglit- ng on ihiir flghllnr for he great right which Lhey have riitht to fight for. We lave put on sice democracy and on the other side people who made democracy too outlandlBh -In the country; jn other words, we- have on he one adit one claaa and on other the olhcr. and I don't care whether It IB In United States they have an side on the other, and In this country Ihft old term applies of Liberal and Conservullt'e. Then? nre thoze (wo great dlrlslong n any election In any country. air. In this election here are Lhe vreal where art-ihe proflteern. here arc all the elementi that, are preylnjr upon the people. They art all ajalnsL the people, by Mr Irvine Jn this election. (Ap- Tyranny, privlieje and-greed are rjn the throng' tnwa today. We have no cbntrol of affairs In Canada, .and only for other iwo wreka will autocracy rrant and greed hold rrrnr. Now, aO found, the1, the public art r.auaeited with If you will par- don me for uatnif a vulfrlnn, 1 caJl "Bulk and inaX hu aJ- to public by by a press, by trofMslonnl oraton, un- icnjpuloui pet III dan i, and hy every nan (n the country that could made a. tool of for by a.nd proi'ltewt lhav today ruling Cinada. Whatever Berit rrrigM what.I to you tonight will not bte In the way It In delivered, or In any flowery language, win be on ac- ot me giving you tto truth. That; I find, whut putillc want, 1 hare a vee-ago to deliver to you loslghl nn Ur M I Jinow how, I vrlM glvt It lo you In plain, Eng Xow, ladlee and far as they gone In assuming (he BiE.sUra over tne people, that they did not want you lo have any a ay In this election DISREGARDED. Thty dm an they could lo prevent t thla lime ritht my friend rays, you probably belo'ni to the breerl I denominated Thty treated you ai.though yofi mat in election being 'held at (A Voice: "Quite no rtjht ID havA1' A tty, 1ft (era virtually your owl and liberty. They _... to tMm selves an absolute right lo ma5tere, they rlM'nol irjinl you lo have a any in the government 6f the country ftl the present tlmt. They sUrlcd the the They heJnff con nulled U divert th Intercut or Hie wir Why, sir, in every Krltlnh coun (ry-Chey have had their elec tlons, Australia., ftoulh Afrfta, anthcl T exited oa the oMhe'earth APPIIUM.} THE BONDS THAT In worda. Love, Affection, free- dom and justice. f Vtt those tlta have roujht about In our history a unttec mplre, the Ilka of which could never imve existed If united by bonds o: orce. So 1 nay to you people who oday are pinning'your fa.1ih to force lo those two Illustrations anc ou will Ece that there Are greater fp.yx of Innueticlnp mankind to the Icht duly than by the application if force. (Applause..; WHY BRITAIN ENTERED CONFLICT, I Great Brilaln nto this of the Instinct T defending dnmocracy In the vrorld are doing fame as a iarl of the empire, yei the Conser1 government tried to defca lemocracy at (he very outset, of Lhi neceaffJty of this election..- They aal( 'No. It Is better not lo have an elec .Ion. Lft's do away wllh demoC' racy and postpone iclf-governmen tor e. while." Why, jlr. jo for from joslpbnlns an elecllon, would lave thought any wise f H had Tvuntod to carry 6n tho wn ivllh a. strong, flrm liand, that I would have welcomed an election hy do I fifty that? For this reason all fcnow that any governmcn .hit In power when wnr (3 on iaa to do n number of very sever and drastic things fron what they lo do In times o !n govcrntnj a Wd iheh, how can they do thrse strong: draailc things so well as If they hnv d.rtct mandate from (he people them lo carry on with atront, firm hnnd? I so froi not having An election. If they wan 10 put In si noaU.on to carry o Wllh k. slrong hand. Ihey nhbuld hav ordered nn election. -Hut they ell not, nt you know. Why not? cause th-y knew Ihnl elecllo metnl the oulBlrit of Ihiiin' of flee. .They that. (Applause. They heard the rumbling away flnw In Jv'fw BrunswlcV, antj (hey hear 11 In MinltODA. and (n British CO lumhU, anfl knew thut froi cant to the psopls of lli'fi conn Iry were gelllnff Urert of claus rut knew that, And they tried I (Malpone; the evil day aa long1 a they could. butMroiiph, under ou the hnur BirucJf could not pos.ilbly poslr Jonger. knowln-r lhat, what dirt the then attempt to do? air. tried hy the rrtwl Infamous frfflsta lion that WAX ever put en our aU tfi boo'xfl to stcftl the" clcrllon nn deprive you of your jual verdli arftlfiBt (hem, (Applause.? PUT MACHINERY INTO A TEW HANDS. They an election net wit which, you probably are Familiar, nn that being 1 am rot In Ihe IL U thi H put "tne whole machlner throughout lh until he toes, to (he [idling station auj Hie to vole. Hlghi up until 6 o'clock' i the morning of election day tlie numerator la the sole Judge as to lictlicr you so on that liat or not. id he. can revise ll and change It up until C o'clock of Hie inorn- S cf Hie election! Thero Is no ap- ?al from him; he is a law unio .mstlf. TIml "Is an absolute fact. ow Is that belnp carried out? Why Is Liiing carried oul exactly ilbcily would liavi cxpcclcil ll would e cnrrlcrt out. 1 am of ah Ct'lunibla now, I am r.oi fa- r wltli conditions here. You can for yourself as to liow thliiss re hero. In ll.C. II Is belifc carried ui by party heelers, old Conscrva- vc jiarty heelers. 1 know they ore oing everythln-K they ran lo prevent Ibernla from on the list.'and ley arc frantic in their-cffurtg to el everybody on Ibe list that will ole In favor of Ihls Union overnmenL Moro than that, what Id they Uo? They gnve the sacrl- clng- womnnhood In thlg counirv .1 lap In the face. They aumlnlsle'red o the sacrificing womanhood an In- ult the like of which has never been Iren before In this countrj1- They avc deprived SO per cent, ol .the of their right to the ranchtFc In this very important lection. (Applause.) Afore -hat did they'do with another LUI "tey call the military voleia act? HE RIGHT TO IN CANADA. -They provided that thounnnds nnd liouEanda .of men have ecn Canada except for a week or wo have the right to' vote In tLh lerlion. I refer to Ihe thousinda ofi Brlllsh-born in .the .United Stales' who are Joining up lo the colors hroueh our Canadian regiments; 1 avc all ihe honor In the world and .dinlrallotj for these people. It Is a rand thing to fee the sons leap tu he aide uf the country rom the far corners of Ihe earth., from the cenJcr of safe ounlrles. It is a grand thing, and avc evory. admiration for" them; but hat acimlrallcn docs not carry me-to hft of raahfnf me lost rny alaiice RS lo what constitutes reprc- En.ldlivCigovernment Tlieae" men In the United-Stalea have never n many Instances Canada. They. ;now nothing of, our grtr.t men or issues. They mlchl possibly n-ver have heard of our eminent ocal slnicsman here, Mr. Bennett. .nil tlinl, as you Know, ivoultl nn- linitej Ignorance; but yet. sir, they come lu anil vote at this election. MANIPULATING VOTE3 IN CANADA. Whit do 1 mean fay that? See how t woiks oul. U works out this way. Supposing my Irvine, foi he iiaUe of argument, ahoulrl n mujorily of- ono thousand voles on lectiufi 'iiiulit, It.ese men could put n one thauaand votes against him. antl your.wlll knowing all Iho faclE.ant] ,iJl thD jjcopJe In- eresled .En the election, ivoulJ be set at naught But that was not all. IJat not only Is the right given lo thCEO to Jn nn election Ilicy w nothing about, hut naturally, not having an habitat'In thla Do- minion, they were given the right to -ay In wJial con'allttiency throughout IIB Dominion they would their vole. Couhl anyUilnc be more ab- surtl, more-unfair than that? loej thaf It "Imply means .lilg. that the government Is trying .o pack ihi Jurjv. 1 have Leen on the >cnch for some years, aa some of you enow, nnd I have seen shyster prac- Ulonors try lo pack the Jury when hey had a rotten clienl with a rotten cage. They do not always Euccec'l, aa 1 have seen many'mj; ihelr cltcnl was so Lad, their case At rollen hat, liov.tver they did try to pnck the Jury, they could not away with Iho verdict. The samrr thins la joinp to happen with the so-called Union government In this election, PACKING THE JURY ON CANADA. Do as they will and do their ut- most, pack the as far us they cun, there aro even Ij Ita lo what Jiey ran do in that line. I.c' ihem have; the hired press pouring out -sLitemenfj (o tlio puhllc, let (ho brilliant writers of the country prostitute themselves In the Inter- ests, In tho cervko of the hlg Inler- eaLs of the country. Let the monicd crtsLfl pour aut their har.'ols of money' In Iht election and yet they. not going to win the elecllon nuGe they have ovcrlopAcil tho grialcal powor anJ Ihat la Iht FOVC- rdgnty ol the people In Ihla i-lcc- llon and they who have the voice nt tlic poKy oa elccKoii day, PROPAGANDA AGAINST N'ol only dUI tlie government slnrl n projiaianrla njjnlnsi the election und -when they found oul they hftd to steal tt they pcrpetmlci] ttielr crude work'ftlons Other lines, N'o eooner did Ihey enter Into BTI elec- tion' but [hey started a riropagnnda in fsvdr Of what they call the Union government, These, ivho for have been carrying on party trickery, carrying on nil of political cilmca, they said, " iu formal party let 113 forget and vet down to l.LSintFB We. had an Ulusirallon that not lonjr ago tn [JrlLlsli Co- IiimMA.. We had A govtrnment In power for thirteen vtQrs and it WRI gclVng from lad lo worse hs fho yean wont on, it hnd BO rnlsmannRed Ih6 FovcrnlnR of province lhat It virLuiilly tin iht) cioor or Hn- anplnl Vou know Tail year wlicn-tli6y KO to the coiihfry, Mr, Howser (he premier, Juat Ilkfl Mr. rtnd -lie irAnlM to o( Conservftllve, lie sftld, "Let MS call It a luilnoH iQvfrriwntnL, we (Continued OQ Page 11) AND At the MAJESTIC THEATRE 8 p.m Come and Hear some REAL Patriot- ism! Not Patriotism in- spired by the money interests. Let the eople Rule! ;