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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THE 'LETHiminOE DAILY HF.TUUl WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1917 fl 11! HI "If" auEe he will know thai he hi? plic- honor and country before poll- Frijrri the Trenches Comrade J. P. KilehAV Mcroiir- o[ tbe ness: 'I want ip cjnvey lu iMs meeiius a. Ircm ujya LU tin Iio.n." l'-v ilia: is: Ui reljljrcjjiams se-.A That ii aa rr help "-...i ihe mia who rc- IUEJS 10 hear :i is worthy "oar uimosi .___i... scon, iiio .I'ijaiion you Kb ether yoa vill vole lor I'nL'ii _ re o: tor iho opposition sad neseri We a triad ariry of gr, i 0. our Ihc conscription pi lueu snJ women aiiJ woiltti the lurnlns of ihe eoun'.ry inio a war 6 i urging ll on Uorrten. wliea he from lia-t convince.! wa de.-larej ihut conscription Is the bul-jtto ael please." wark ct deuiOLTiry ami tlut the gov-( Mr I cau say Is thai ihe ernuitu; lir.a every rlgM lo coll uponisci is Jjw. K confines Itself to ill nea to JefcaJ country la tha' plO mfa, i tavo nothing to uy hoar ti wliajut. u. htu K more IQQ.OUO wea are ._ ._______ _........ Captain 'Leech If even Ifl men to ulk to tha WOUIDQ only, but policy ii good enough (or uio. Car I MU Leech, who is home on lur-jed, ;hey canuot be secured under this 1 cm assure you that the wouqa of I marched so uuuy weary jnllcs to Keep. i assumed, a member of parliament Ucr safe In KujjliuJ. "It you had.'and us a citizen of Canada. They IT, and heard llitflr Irench the people That's nphal dreams, thero would be uo need (or j Abraham Lincoln said lie eiiforo- ho military service act. 1 am uot ej conscription ID a civil war. Ilia Ihou tollowtf.1 wlia a silrrlug law bocausi> ll docin'i provide for It. trough; back (roai Ihe That lau'i a measure. We made my position clear. 1 all help to pUca ihe id on ice sUtute aaJ eaforco 1L How Union Waa Formed "Sir Robert Upnlen then (or Elf Wliirlii Liurier IQ an attempt IP and support brine abjai concerted action. They splli on ihe rock ct conscription. ihen ire Liberal convcn- ihuujQi ID the uleJgd tioa ol Wlantpep to help and were [whom ha hid left only a weeks sjo tu-1 to vliom he will rcjura next "A year agJ there not Ihe chaJow of a doubt Ii cilnda o( ibe mlllMry ex i errs of Fnnce and In the Tail o( II id oi iho lilaas of the .1 miscarried Ihe wir woall have und wou by are the greatest coaschptlyalsia in the Canada are EoluE lo sen LlielrUf iQybodjr luc his Joubts lot htm ask men are rtlntorced, that they are not 1( cOLScrlyilon ol wealtli ware also advocated. and Tie aiked you (wke low to conflux yoursulf to the dli- 'Uss.oa ot the working ot the act. Sldeitepi the Issue Mr, am nol hero to crltlclre oft aloae to atatiJ the shock of those lurJea of Huns releaesd (roiu the n iron: while we hi Canada fool rouaj now. and IjfU. Tor tht bjys at e. 1 bel p It WAJ Inteafl- of Cd to proilfta for' selective drati. and Iront. WT? would if waro 6cl9cllve It would have our to support us. aad IT noi entirely successful wo j.vj ilicse boys at iho trout slxrteJ our organfzitloai working OD naw ii be lorerer-a blot on the clLliess ot ihe vsrlous centres in iair uame of our couairj. order lo bring atom tnlly Cap'.. E. C. McKtnila tie ict. sot ihe two eJ a sons by NellEon, Ing icgeiher and ihe resuli ot the [0 pui Cap i. K- C, McLvanio dJscusEeii negotiations WM Lrnlon goveraneni. j( ly military service act. Ihni It Vv'2.5 ihe oal? uieifcc Jng anJ the oniy method ed by the Groai WIT Veterans' 69c hive bajti cheerlag them" howe. ilut support. But we've told bere lluss'.a hail iis I that thrje ere hundreit of uiun pepy> eoi lhar ja England who should tint have beea ignorance ns there, men who are flit-fooled undcrailnpd -iuj shouldn't be- there. 1 don't be- ot uove JL O[ this that I shdll the and tac liberty, ani' ia how to use it, by the German sry Buchanan, Iho Unlou a u iLou soverutuent Speiic loader. Soine ihlifts have fight th? !lua they anJ o[ her9 th'.t 'evening wnlch arc spill and they're fi'tll working ni tli.u not jtrlclly alons Lines of the Now soi'.io of ilie hard-he id- aci. bin every Una I elteairl to speafc C-.iaiJa as llus you'll gather up rte bone- j abjut thoai 1 am checked up." Mr. It Ii tha Ural wir-biby of the Orejt. hejj who art- trying to of Mis- War lhe for the sake of looi his seat amldal Q- Of an organized crowd la t cheer- e gal- therefore deny ihit U was a political; pirty anj seud scheme besaiua were behind It al an drti Ihem over to France lories who Uail come ipeclally to cheer him through, hie tryJug ordeil .filer had t hU scsl Mr. Palmer ros sei forth. Mr. Pach never once reJ lo tha relereudum but It da whether they will sUnd by thj Ins to be atrald of -n this acl. The not lons on an eigut mUe j nol te otherwise construe! from and asfced far by the boyi ihc very----_. BI ihe front. 11 a question now of "We. refard the TolunUry system ot duty and honor with ihe electors oi recruiting a failure. There is noth- Cacjda whether they will by thj Ins to be service act nnd the boys at i men who are over ilicre today are; the front, and give support to the gov-1 there under tbe old mlUtia act which to enforce Ihe act. Midst a IE strictly a conscription act and could bush Capt. MctCeniEe quot- tate all men between the agfca of IS and 60 II oa hied ip do the ''So whit did the Russian Kourasnia was beirsyeJ s-iuad will soon be j And askad queaclon quoted at Ihe real. 'besinclDi, racelvlnc Uio anawer u ed from the speech of Abraham Lin- coln before the graves of ol fallen heroes at Gettysburg T.'hon he declared for conscription during The CirU War. The boys al the front have Old System Wrcnfl Voluntary recruiting took men off th9 farms and mea from tteir lithes le't others in ihe cliies dolns wa- performed their duty nobly, he de- men's work. Tho ballot system pro- It remains (or thDivided by the olJ militia act would be Jusl ts unequal for the ballot might hare fallen on the wrong men. on the farmer or on Ihe man with a big (am- jlly, to to remedy thai the military i EeTTto act vu substituted and a Injected. It dared 111 i people of Canada (o do as well on .Monday nest. An Old Veteran J. Hlllyard U-ech. K.C-, o: Winni- peg, a veteran of a former pleased to be able to appear on the pisiform with the returned heroes of France ani Flanders. He 'biid the veterans were a non-polliJcal body but they were n body wlih deep principles; Rod they were .not-afraid to ran Jato politics when they had to. Their Is the theme ot thlj great war. And Iheir policy is that Canada, ibouid do its Cull psrt In winning. And their argument Is the cry lor help, the cry of the casualty list and Ihe cry ot ol the front there Cana- dian who can discount a cry like that? Are there any' who can disregard it? Are you going to talto1- wia made, selective. Ehonldn't go, wb'll kk- belong! at borne, 'bat >Yhen a man thoul-i jo we'll whero he others who that they do go of ihe Dritlsh [ront the Germans were I his retuarka than that ho U In favor using over 30D Urltlsh Howitzers with I Of 5Uch .a course- In relation to Uie Nritlsh shells to pound "Ibti Dryish act- oppoalns them. -These sup- A plus been forwarded to ttouniB a la Mrs Potl> tne Meit- through RusaU aud hud been belny-1 oI.Kln association .oi Medicine lial to also thut all the German soldiers who "And I am not a sufffigilte. hid ,been 'haldicg the hundred? or ed into Germnn hands and were greeted warmly on rlilns ins u.-ed against the Dritish. It we-ius sper.k. "I am nol a miles of front against the. hare now bean llhorrued and are com- ing bact to tha. Treat front-far the pur- pose of the destruction' of aud British and the Canadians before resigned from m? office hi the asiccliUon because It Is a non-political orginliatlcn. I am tak- ing off mr gloves and fiehtlos In Ibis campaign. 1 am s tor tht boy, Hi the front. I am here because I United States troops can get over have siren earthing and I want lo there next summer. If they fcaven'tl know If 1 have plren (or nothing. I cinJ The woiucu ure not lolne to Gt and for It, and they wUl by their votes oa Dec. MrJ. Pott concluded tjuoilug; "Who ivltli niosi drjniitlc effect, rv- a ireuaeaiious ovatlou oa tils- Lac tier Pujjy Foetlnj The chVrnisn tlicn callcj on W. A. Mr. us by then we'll win, but we j have e prepared for enormous losses [marri beiten mu3i bi winter. Hov malntam pur fonr brathora at the front all ricd. Ona baa been wounded three ire we gciaj lo 1 tirjes and is back In iho trenches. An- Are we going j Oiher has been wounded twice and is was "In poor voice from uiuch epeaVIci, but there was no nita- Liking his answer to tho uueitlon of tlie votcraoc. It was Ihe Uioy lookltig for and it with clieors. "I can stile my paelllou oa tie Military Service Act In a very lew said Mr. Uuchatmu. "I sni for the ncl and against R referen- dum. The act Is A Just and (air mc.i sere and much to be preferred lo the G.J To'.unlAry Under It we LIU organlto and protect our Industries. We can laka iho men who can be spar- ed. Under ilio voluntary plan, an ap; peil misbt bring 50 men from thu and they would be taken un- r. "1 vis n member of parlia- ment when tUo war broke out and 1 voted that our men should go. I said to the men "Wo are with you to lha and I am not going bad on them now, "Only- 1S.OQD men In Canada have waived exemption1 under the present, act, anil yet men. will tell you that we can, get all the men we need under Iho volunteer They know ll la Impossible." Production Protected Mr.-Buchanan then tyent on to deal with somo of the features of tbo. acL He showed thnl a sincere effort being mide lo late those men who could bast be 3pared and leare Hose ati t0 aQfl: u !a tjue need are we going j "jhcM referandunjs. Is humin. and make, mistakes, but !conscripaoa ol wealth but are we U-.B principle la Mr. Leech then went Into the micfclneir for the o! tha ihowlng that effort hmd bean made to make It Impartial and with, two' courti to redress grlev- ancei, and declirtd thai hia only re- gret conacriptlon to desert the men .a Ihe front In the who were needed at home. lold of the decialon of Mr Judt'ca Duff, the hrgh court of appeal under tba eel that bona fide farmers ehouli now in the hospital getting t-eady to j fcc kept at ho'Jic. "If any person go back a third time. That Is why worrying about food production under 1 am here tonight When Ihi li I tills act, let mo tell you that U ROD, I will be conteut to live ID a be affected 100 per cent, worse under lltile cotlige by the sea, but po-s, my blood is up. and I am going to do my best to ieo lhat the boys al Ihe front _ _ of that sort as a Joke, and Uke hid-not been antprced from Lha firgL Instead the eicoses of a truckling He condemned yolunUry sjitem. liciaa .vho nerer carried, a gun In': itlll adrocaled by 'tome, (or lour rea- hifl life? As an old veteran I U didn't the we need; no apology to otter tor advocallng TTU and laii. nlor.ths mllUnrj eerrlce act, I advocated con-1 of nimble itlme; iraeri we did gel icrlptlon from the tint day of the H TIJ, too often that got war. In those daya we In i the wro'n( It wai unfair be- Winnfpeg resolallon arcing U'took p.itrloUc men anil list conscription adoaied. u tie' Itfi behind the'ilicieri -who loot the means ot rabln; oar. JoW ot the irao ireaL Mr. Leech Hospitals V.ust Supply Reserve! Dr. Levcii liitfu v, on ID Tvlth are bicked up.' tho tie arguiiieau of ihcEe who 52y we'there al Plala they werVi'o hare men in IZaglaaJ. an.l don't certiin you would come io their ild .need more. piinled a word plr-i whenever they callsd. They were con- the scenes Li the Canadian Jldent In ihe.premise of Canada. Arc hosr.'uls in and j Uioy so certain: row? ears to many eyes In. the aud.ence. you are ware rings'ml U IB giving -le shdwci Hi it who cin.e back miay anxious maineiiU -u .they IIQU- .0 the hospitals again and again had der IL" to be sent bicS to the trencher. "We'll) Mrs.' Pott ifisnj'went on to describe hoipltals to gat our ratarorcementa her our hospitals in _ 'until we i In England where she helped to nurae an send men to tahe their Ihe Canadian has always been declared Capt- atlcned In Winter Excursions Special Reduced Rates TICKETS ON SALE DAILY, DECEMBER 1ST TO 318T, TO TORONTO, LONDON, HAM1L.TON, OTTAWA, MONTREAL, 9T. JOHN, HALIFAX, AND ALL POINTS IN EASTERN CANADA ALSO TO ST .PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, RAPIDS, KANSAS CITY, DES MOINES, FORT DODOE AND VARIOUS OTHER UNITED STATES POINTS Final Return, THREE MONTHS from of lituc, TO VANCOUVER, VICTORIA AND NEW WESTMINSTER Tichrtt on Dtc. 2nd U Jin. 8th to 12; Feb. Ird U tth. FINAL RETURN Ll KIT, APRIL iOth, 1918. by CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY "The AVOlM'l OltalMt High-say" DAILY tERVIci ROUTE" Standard and Tourlit Sleeoini On. Tlckett' P. of R. Dlitrlcl ftutnier Asonl. Calgary. In closing Dr. Lee.-h declared: "If-bick on the people [ol ol.the. ads do iiol'back up the boys at ihe she washed front, J erer want wj carne again associated with the citizenship of Canada." Mr. Pack r Chairman Morrow then .ro3? and said: "Contrary to our Mr. Pack has found time wU-l'us and we will now'hear Irooij nlru." "I assijre sild Mr. Pact, "lhat I am greatly 'pleased tu be to- night and Lo give you my attitude. I find beeu av strange de- gree of mixture o[ patTiotism anri poll- tics In the meeting so far. As lo the pilrlollim I am plaased to sIL. on the ame platform with the soldiers who have suffered 'or Canada. But I am sorry that aa effort has to use Inclfieals of the great war to fur- j ther political I wculri that Can- [ada might continue to IIsM her bat- 115os as proudly >n tb? as aho I had In .the paaL I lialleve I cm make plain on the Issues .now' be- i fore uj. I hiTtt been jl have been ralsiuotcd, but beliere I hire bean coDsSsteal Irom Lhat flral I d TJjien my nnrr.e m i convojuuii as a jl am aa advocate of conscription and was on_that llrat diy. I 3ild tLen that Canada' must get beliind this war.wllh every resource, with your resources and with my resources. Tbe only dlt fereace between Mr. Uuchinan and myself Is over the method of winning tbe war. Not a Laurler Supporter "From the first day my attitude been plain. I am net a Liberal carv dldate notwithstanding the endorsa- lion of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, I aland pn'j the labor platform and farm- ers' riatform. f hold, that sdldlora of the slate ami production :are con- necled Inseparably, and that Ihe thing we rfant Is complete conscription, 1 said that all all Industrie's maaL be marshalled to Ihe winrifng ot the war. I can't the war! can bo won by the iconacripllon of men. The catastrophlea on Ilia Russian anri Uillan front arc due to the lick of supplies and munltloag.and grouail was iosl The dornorallzillou of Ihe Kuailan and [Lallan armies was duo In great mesiure to lack of sup- plies. On our shoulders here In the weal must rest ihe task of supplying and nqulppldg the men at Ihe front. Mr. HajiDi the food controller hia said BO. President Wood of the U.P.A. has eatd ao, I know It la much easier lo atay at home and produro than lo gu lo (fie front but It Is an important fac- tor. We want cnrnplele co-operation between the I Ightlng and the produc- ing forces, anri U Is a shamo thai aomo pcoplo aro'willing In a crlala like Ihla lo further polftlcal Policy For tho Farman "I tm an Independent candidate and I am willing to bring my policy right down to lha farmer, I don't faclleve the farmer of-today mahts more than he did a ago. But If you will, conscript the farmer too, 1f the aoldier la paid (1.10 a tfay, let the governrfent take ever the farmers and tham work firms at 91.10 a day. am willing to do thai and turn all my profit! over'fo the government." Him Up Tho yourself (o the'.r proud boast, that Canada would drew a-word pic- the volunteer system which took thou bands of men off our farms. "I 2Di (or Ihe acl and against relerer.duui, and I don't Intend to change ray mind [1 I don't get any icies'ln this election." 1913 or 19' Mr.1 then went oa lo dea wilh the delay Ihc referendum policy would entail, showins [bit It vault be aprlng _of '191D before man CDU'I be tralneri'ror sprrlce even It tho re fcreadura'dld meet with Lha support o Hie peoplb. would get no men over there lo reinforce the boys___ (he spriti.5 of'1919 under thfc referen dum plan, and probably not lien. I'm In of getting them over. In "Mi spring of 191S II possible. TApplauae] I'm for carrying oul the'obligation a qutsllon." Mr. Uuchasu'i declilre answer wtl rstelvuj with gieat lallstacllon by Iho vetenus and the big crowd, when Ih.rM cheers were railed tor him by one of Iho ladiei Ic vu giTQn with a will. The meeting closed wl'.h nalLoaal tutlietu. "sameness" A enjoyable that is the daily, un- varying goodness of a cup of COFFEE. It never fails ip greet you with that same exquisite fragrance, amber clearness .and delightful flavour, that win people with the firsT: cup. In 1 and 2 pound tint. (Uie CTound (or Pcrcolaioit, Never Jold la bulk.- JM SANBORN. MONTREAL. Semi-ready Service "Your obedient servant" is the usual sub- scription to an official letter. '.'At.your Service" is the sincere.meaning behind every Semi-ready garment.' It is pull together team work to get the wool from the plain's of Australia to the towns and cities of to tailor it up into a soul-sahslying suit or overcoat. V There arc twenty years of Service behind each Semi-ready years of proven satisfaction, Why cannot we be your Tailor? with such genuine Semi-ready Tailoring Service to "Dw The EXCLUSIVE STORE fOR SEMI-READY TAILORING 12 REGULAR Providing You Purchase Worth of Goods Only one mop to a person 10 o'Glock Thursday Morning 3 p.m. 10 ONLY 3 p. m. 14-INCH HAIR BROOMS AND HANDLE Regular 90c EACH ;