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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta DKCKMBRU 12, 1017 TIII-: Mvniniuixiiv IUIIA MKKALD PARK NINE VOTE FOR BUCHANAN IS A VOTE TO WIN THE WAR 1 OFFICE Not for Old Govt. Due. Ucsp'.le the heat o[ ihe cdnipiitiu. Hie, Union govern- ment has not bcfn inflecting ut state. The contest une which i the iHrostueo Of nearly every minister for some portion of his tluie In hid ruling. Only one eastern mill' islor lias Ijren relieved uf tlio laafe of I'Li'iiinlKiiliiF. Hon. Frank Carvell. bill lie U llio Kuvcriiruent In New )lroiirtuk-k. and him depeuds j the welturt! o( union In that province, Ncvenht'loss. nnl u neck uassoB wilh- mil a quorum being present for i-ablncl and every speech Ilia premier nlter.s couUilns reference lr> sonic new and progressive measure dociilL-d uiKin by tLe new administra- tion. x Already i he new govorrnieul Las or- jRiiiateil, CHrrled out or pledged it- Kelt to sufficient new measures and tit-lien lu thoroughly justify Ita lor in a- iltin. Its record eo fin1 KOCS lt> prove ihat ;i government ro.'meu of elements ol both parties can dare to initiate and I'Sirry our reformis which a party gov- CTtiHicut would not even contemplate. Civil Service Reform One or Ihu first actions of the gov- or'Miiom ID alKillftV tho curse rof pitionaBC from tlio civil service. Tno otilslde services to which appolntmoni iu llic past have been recommended and mado by members of the party in power very often without cousid- cnitltni for rfrlcienty or merit or, in Idtrl, for unytlilhg hut the party leati- of Hie candidate will be placed un- ilur llio civil fiervlce commission; and rumlldatcs for posEtlori after thai will to uualify. of the tfyntjj of tlic people's In HIP past been frittered awny In Connect ton Hie ilisiJennuiJuQ ot tills form of pal- rounge than in any oiUer uay. Pafi-onage Abolished Hut El is 1101 only iu the matter ut appointment Ihat IB to lio Where Are the Real Liberals? The Brains, Character, and Promise of the Liberal Parly is With the Union KrcoProBi Prairie Farmer) Any reinolo expectation of ilctory thai tlio opponents of, Union government may Jiavq la based upon lliu hope .bat by. L'onruf IHK Ibe Isfe'ica intl by sklllul large IUIMI-I'orB of the electors may be trapped voting against the despite a. desire on their part that 1 Hhould IIOL fall to do lier full duly to her Rons at the Trout and lo !icr alllea for the remainder o[ the ivar. ol ihe prime objecis of ihelr Btralesy IK lo retain Ju the op [loplliuii ranks the largest u'm.bcr of Liberals. Will. Sir Wilfrid Lnurlcr. who for thirty yearn ivas the unquestioned leader of (lie Liberals, as their leader, tlio opposition lays claim lo the "Liberal" and makes au f Repeal to those feelings of party loy-J ally which the past have been so i powerful. 1 To make the appeal sufficiently ef-t fccliva to attain the object aimed at, they find ll essential to malLlaln (ho i Illusion Hint not only IB Ihe Llboral-XallonaKfit party of Sir was Ihe grealett force in the party, destined inevitably lo (he position of leader. Frank Ciirvull u-as the man who held tljU position. Frank Car veil in a member or the felon Kovernment; anil he Is al the Lead of the great .ipendloE In which occurred that administrative waste which was the particular object of his condemnation. Lotik over the ;irid field of In Ontario lor the past leu years and wo sec hut one niati ujwn whom Dm Lopes of progressive Liberalism wore centered. In 1911 the Llbern s of Ontario deposfJ a reactionary ]oa-iler--ono A. G. Muckay, who Is no.v. suitably enough, "a henchman of Sir Wilfrid Laurier in and put In his place Ncu'lon VTcMey llowelK If there was a revival of Liberal sirenclh in Ontario, H was due primarily lo the policies and the personality of Mr. ftowell. Mr Row ell is a m ember of the Union government, and behind him s lands all the progressive and clement of Ontario Lib eraHsm. identical with (he old Liberal party In poraonnel, policies and leadership, but hey must make tbe people believe [hat the Unionist movetnenl Is nolli- nB more or lees than llie.old Conserva- tive (n a now drcsB. Here Uiey are confronted by a very real difficulty. It cannot he denied lhal the Union government oonlaina Tin- tinic-dlshuaore lists which have rat- iosifld the ciflfrua of all departments and Contained' the' or those prcfer- rrjtl for contracts have been defitrc and tlie srncke of iheir -hiirnini; has gone up to Ilia ykiws. In'the, past un- der all got'tiniincuL nu nmu whose namn iv as nil llip. list r..oulJ KC- curc a government conlract of any Jdtnl, however low his prices. ill! contracts, for supplies are, to be lilai-cjl Ihrongli the war': purchasing (.ommisaloii. which will be enlarged later on to tope with tho novr work. Tlius Lin; hatronage Eyalem In purchan- will be replaced .by business Tactt- oJt, nod ei'cry luan ivbo desires ft contract (or supplies-will havfl lo tender. Tha amount which Innovation will save the ircaGiiry (Toronto Globe) The It ilart- ing right. The announcement of the granting of increased separa- tion allowance to wives and de- pendents of all soldiers below the rank of sergeant in the Canadian expeditionary forces marks a step in the right direction. It is a pol- icy for which Hon. Frank Car- veil. Mr. Fred Pardee, Mr. W. A- Buchanan, Mr. Archie McColg, and other Liberals pleaded in op- position, and Its adoption Indicates what union can accomplish- Thc most truly progressive Liberal governments Dial Canada has ever seen urc those of the three prairie pro- vinces. Two of, Ihese governments, Saskatchewan nnd Alberla, arc direct- ly represented in Ihe Union govern- ment. Mr. Calder was the originator of the progressive measures which GERMANY AGAINST UNITY feet to them. Mr. CaWer Is a member of the Union government, and (he pro sressive Liberals of Saskatchewan are have Hit) support. oC other Liber- als equally prominent and of a vast number of Liberal electors. There IB only one way lo race Ibis situation, and tlie Laurler-Llberals have taken il. Thla Is, wllh a wave of the hand. I Arthur L. Slflon, during his seven lo consign nil Liberals lo outer I >'tars' premiership of Alhcrta, placed clarknens. It la charged IhaL llicr have1 on ihe statute boohs progressive mea- II beon trarjEformcd brer nlghL tntoUBure progressive im'asiire; Tnrles. They have it fe'a.lCKcd. wna lantl- protection ot Uie omc rcaiillonlsU; they liavc fore-" nnr.cullural producer from ihe exac- iH-oni their: principles Tor office; of Combines; the adopllon of ill- 10 lorlh and 10 on. The Union gov- rccl legislation as a method or govern- Is charged. Is merely prohibition; governmcnL owner- old Horden sovernmenl, and ali telephones; Ihla Js i Cutting Out Extravagance lion- Oarvcli, minister ol pub- lic works, very early sel an example Tor his colleagues to folloir and for liis predecessor lo meditate upon. Ki- Iteritmiircs in that spending depart- ment have ul lale rears been ot an 6xlenl" unjustified Ity conditions The "perk barrel' in Canada rivnllcd counterparts in (lie Umtfctl Slafea. Under union government I he pork bar- rsl has hw.n relegated to the limbo or pas I ami forgotten Lhings. One of (he firaL things Mr.-Carvcll did VTLIB to announce that an of n mJJJIon dollars for .a breakwater at .St. John, ivlilcri was voted last session shciiltl remain In ihe treasury until Biich lime as breakwaters became more Jin-port ant IhuL of the ivar. Iio did'the same pvil.ii the har bor works :il Toronto, which have nov, Leon shut down' for lliu- tlmo helng 113 elegy work prosecuted ]jv Frank Carvcll while the war Is on. f Is drjubiruJ wbclher .such roul ;i parly -jjovcri] incnl. ,11 maUc Mr. Ca'rvcll EpinoWliai unpopnlnr, for a time nt any rale. Limiting .Pack.rn'o House Profits The new government arrived upon the scene at n time when cold house 'profits were It favorite topic of among Ihe, hoiise- ivlvcd. The O'CJonnor, report uncle fair to slru-o boon by the Henderson commission. Just as soon RZ the new Government dis- covered 'Hun excessive profits wore hclng made U ael ita minister of ngrlcullure, lion. T. A. Crcrar, to work in nrolyc a system of control of cold sloraKe plants which the margin of profit lictwccn prprtuccr amlcon- Biimcr ahoulU he rpBiilntcrl. The re-- Is an order Jn council which poi- cold storage- 'plants a profit ot only seven por cent, on their Invest- ments, will, a divlaion ot further pro- fit with ihe people up to'11 per cent. The remainder ovftr and ahova goes lo Ihe treasury: It will hoi now h6 any rrnconr.iKeinonf for such firms to c-TiHTKe high prices on exccsalve jiroEltH, i On no nuiBl Ihnre he mure Mian two cunla profJl on Ilia i UT. Ffour Prices RcQulaleu rurlhor prlcu rcnulatlons have In In connbcllon ulth flour An order han hren passed providing that flour mlllern caii make a profit of Ho cents on each barrel o( flour Stfps have, plao bcrii, coA- Bcrvc food supplies, ami fln.ordcrhsi jiaased prohibiting Ihe'nse of for Ihe nmnufaiclnrc jot In- toxicating Tlie powers of'llio food controlIcY have bctn largely cnlcnded In olhcr' (Jlrccllona since (he new government came fo food TCK UJD very ncnr future. Pensions Incrcated Under tlift new Union goycrniiien! tho separation allowance, of ?oldier pcndcntfl have In crease (I Jr month', or by 20 percent, plica In dependents of all soldier's under, [TiD rdnh of sergeant, J. The new Kovci-iiment has only been two moTitl.fl in office rn'g Icftn cfl .In 'a slrcriubuu Tho f.hotc record In onb which nitRh[ from the beginning followed ths rule laid down by Machlivelli, "Divide and conquer." Sometimes clumsily, sometimes With skill, Lul always I'ndefadgablY, the has sent her agents throughout the world to cow dissension, and hat profited by the work of self-satrsfled and simple-minded people In allied countries who have been engaged in keeping alive mutual suspicion among the si He; under the pica of learnedly discussing political motives. Mean- while each of the allied nations hai treated the war as if It were a war of its own. PROMINENT LIBERAL SUPPORTS UNION Ham. The ridiculousness ol the whole contention-is apparent to every man who has a knowledge of Canadian pol- itics nnd is capable pi Ihlnfctng con- ecculivelj' for as much as two rnfii- tes. The Laurier-Llberal parly is not the cer.Unuatton ot the old Liberal party. It not the child of tha old Liberal party. Leaving Quo bee .aside, in every province In. Canada, and in every constituency, the brains, Ihs character and the promise or Liberalism are part and parcel oi the Union movement. Should any ono want (tie absolute proof of Ihli, all he has to do is to use hia eyes and his Judgment- Let him loofc around nnd note where the Llbcr- nlsf In whom he reposed his confidence In past years, siand. 1 Tho Laurlcr-Llrjerals have Sir- Wil- frid hut they hare no other Liberal lea'der of real stand- Ing. Without disparaging In the feast Sir Wilfrid's great abilities and eorvkos to his country, It may bo said Arthur Slfton was invincible in Al- bert a, because everyone knew him for a radical, a democrat, and a progres- sive. He Is a member of the Union government. The farmers' organizations in West- ern Canada have been Ihe aeert-plols of progressive thought for the whole Do Canada' Is Lo Liberal sad Picton, Ont., Dec. that his viewi are not m accord with expressed by Herbert Horsey, the Liberal candidate In Prince Edward county, cx-Mr.yor C. B. Alliion has written lo the Laurler standard bearer resigning the position of official agent. Mr. AHTion has.been treasurer of the Reform of Prince Ed- ward county for 25 years and la now lupportlng Union l LAURIER REFUSED COALITION democratic liicals of government, and administration, It is due largely lo the progressive propaganda, which! haj been carried on through out the JenfUi and breadth of the land'by these agen- cies. The leaders of Ihc farmers' demo- cratic movement in every province in Canada are behind tht Union move- ment. T. A. Crerar'b iutergritr ot char- acter and devotion to democratic prin- ciples cannol be challenged. He is minister of agriculture in tbe Union government. The president of Ihe Manitoba, Grain GroR'cri1 Association, II. C. Hendere, is the Union govern- ment candidate in Macdonald, .Mani- toba. The president of the Saskatche- wan drain Growers' Association, J, A. Maharg, has already Leeii clecied-by acclimation in Maple Creek as a sup- porter of Ihe Union government. Seven out of the nine Canadian pro- vinces have Liberal prime ministers. Sir Loiner Gourin, premier of floebec, is snpporllnK Sir Wilfrid Laurlar. The aac Cdmpfatli. K.C.. Leading ern Liberal in Speech at Winnipeg The Laurleilles. Mr ccm- nded, were afai-kin.1; ilie ol-l Dor- tn governincut. and v.porc rakfng old political tins. "N'tiv this new ILL- said. U not rc- poslble for itF Arc yon oing lo hlann- .Major-Upn Mi-whurn ir the mistakes mado by Sir Sain ughcs? Are you Kuint; liultl ;on. i-Yank Cam.-ll rcEponslbln for LC political and dprcirtnirntal mis- akes of the former member for W1- Ipcg? The new government. Claris air, If there art- men in the utd overnmciu ivho IraiiFEre.'ssed the .iv antl look that duJ not elonR LO them, then foltuvv them. nl there will bo lime. Just now re fighting the German? ur United Stales friends have-come (Applause.) They hav overnmc'ni, altlioueh President U'll un has nut than god his nine secre- iavf hren aiiiiohutJ Tin- I'lLUi-d les ia now ciccedinjfly busy mo- iinK her vast resources, and to- day we sec new America crossing the Atlantic to help the old motherland and to help France who helped hir. Vi't towards the enemy terri- tory Tlie place lo defend Canada 13 In Franrti and Klundcr.i, In I Inly. Mesonolanita and Palestine hoys are and any day now we may Lear thai the Urillsh Patronage Was the Worst Evil Politics They controlled ilio pricking house by ordering that they muaL not ch; a profit oT Qiore than, Iwo per cent on ini'lr is 10 say oni [wo sentB profit on a They passed an order iiruvidtnr 1 Ihe flour millers can make a prof! of only 2-1 cents on each barrel Hour. They slopped the use ol jjral in ibti manufacture of liquor. They stopped expenditures on most all public works wEih ihe objec ol conserving our finances for ih war. They greatly encoded the power of the food controller, (jiving him pra tlcally unlimited authority. They increased the separation ince to wives and oilier dependents of. soldiers under Lhc rank of scrgeaul from }30 lo ?2o a month. They are standing no nonsense from Ihe Quebec exemption tribunals who tried to make a faree oC Ihe Ibing. Thousands ol appeals Tro-ii these Iri- bunals hare been taken by the gov- ernment represeiilfl-llvea and will be, Irled promptly. The: government aic seeing lo II that Qucliec does not escape its duty. .They have heen in otfice only weeks and barn Lecn tlirougli having Lo run hampered election forced upon the country by Laurler. (From the .Toronto-Star) No Liberal -favored to ernment oh any other basis than' vri Sir Wilfrid Laurler entering it zs In party leader. BuL they found Ihat he -A'ould not unite with the other public men of the country In forming National war government. Ho would have nothing to do with it. He would go hia own way, just as Quebec was determined to go her owu way. Representative Liberals from all the other provinces had a great, many interviews and confer? encea with Sir Wilfrid In an effort to extract from-him any outline of a plan of policy that Liberals could accept who arc In this war more than mere words and phrases to show iur it. Tliey were unable lo get from Sir Wilfrid any declaration of war policy that had sufficient force and meaning In It to satisfy men whose own and Wood are fighting in the war. All Ihe assurances they coulrl get from him were ol a nature that were easily recognizable as being more salisfac- that his admfrera are rather overdoing otlicr provincial Liberal premiers [torj- to the anti-war elemenlg In Quo- It In loading him with Iho laurels which belong, to. other men. Thua. throughout Canada, (ariucra arc being appealed lo lo support Sir "Wilfrid Laurler because, In 1311, he met with, political defeat In an attempt lo secure them a measure of economic justice. They are being aiked whether hey will desert now a man who ma do his for them. The facts are, as eVerybody Knows, .hat It was William' Sterns Fielding who was Ihe father ol the reciprocity agreement. It was he who made tills arrangement. H was he who led tho Ight lo secure Us tdoplton.Mt wan he who paid Ihe penalty for trying lo secure Iho boon, of the; United market for Ihe of Western Canada. Mr. Fielding was al Ihat time he second fn command of Iho Liberal p.irly. Ilia dovollon to reciprocity povor. Further iihporta'm inay he r.XDected In arc supporting Union government In every case the provincial premier fav- orable to Ihe Un Ion government 'Is strong In Ihe confidence or the people, Can the English following ol Sir Wilfrid Laurler compare for a mo- ment, In reputation, character or abil- ity H-Uh Ihe Liberal leaders who head the Liberal element In the 'Union movement? Leaving aside Quebec, less than a dozen Liberal o( the 'late coal him his bin pillion In pi; till Ilfo, When Mr. FleMing fell in ffgbllng for Ihe economic rights of Western Canada, he wag nlkrttul lo llo where Iio fell- No attempt wau made to grl n seal for him In imrHaiiic-iiL. Mo ivns coUl-shoiiTdoreri and tabooed by j Ihe pnrljr managers, because he had j hecn (n film mental In committing Ihe party to a jwllcy which had led to tlc- Tral nn'j to tho exclusion from the swccls ol office, W, 3. FJaldlnr; la again In public lie Is ngflln In a pbsltlcn loacrTH liUpeonlc of; Canada. He will flit fn the next WlfamcnL 33 the reprcdenUdve bl hid old' scat in Qcolli as ft slipperier of the Union govern .Whnt member Ihe old Ubernl op- house are seeking re-el ci ictlon 03 snpV. H. Ukor Ittiltr, H Ibe Ililrd vt 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 JACOBEAN SUITE for A Hollcl suite built by one of. the leading Canadliin manufaclurera1 Ibe worh- rannshlp In every re.ipecl. anil a sultp.lhRL will 9tand all ot burl uMfe owlnc to its dull finish, as It is DrncllcBlly Impossible to mark II, j -Snllc consists of n large double rioor cabinet, muslre buffet, set ef leather upholstered chalra and a large ulenMon .able. Wilii.m and Mary Suite in the Jicobecn Finiih of a large'54 Inch buffet tapestry >Mted dining room chairs and a fJTo leg eilenr.lon table with a Inch lop. Price Room Suiie Sobtl Omk, for L'oaiprhlng sli setttd diners, a mnsalra Imffel a'pertMUl eUerVloni p.ll In solid oak. I149.M to Tke weatker W Gel a Cwaivrter it BTM. keep warm Rule rw to J24.M. Bawden Uthbridge's Complete HOM Finisbcri rW Bbck ;