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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PACK TWELVE THE LETHBniDGlS DAILY I1RKAIJ) THURSDAY. DECEMHKR 13, 1817 WHY NO REINFORCEMENTS WILL GO IF UNION GOVT. IS DEFEATED Tfce liulter of first concern 10 all Wilfrid made Ihb ileclara iiou iu par- CANADA HAS DONE ENOUGH. Tho i tetter promising ilist tbp nutter would forces which would absolutely control war to (he wo focUons are now'closely unliw! be lakau. under adrUcnieul. It is any government which1 Sir Wilfrid NOTH.NG MORE.UU there with the le.ift possible uotay. know what tbe L'nloa govern- ineut is doing to tbLs end. up to tbe capacity of our t! .duties will be called required from first class are iu sight, to send :K w hin'anwQih. Mid ihe whole opiaion upon General .Mewburn hopes men overseas within the the voluntary id's declaration '.whole trench-Canadian population be- Troops that his views upon this question have hind them, aln-'not changed it Is ot value to recall Henri Bourissu has consistently thtt j some augc of hfs earlier neit two months. The Military Service act is in foicc; ani it Is producing the desired results. IF SIR WILFRID C0..1-S TO POWER llut if Sir Wilfrid Laurier cquies to poivei wiU> a government represent- ing viie varied elements that are ii.iii. then? Sir .viifri'i'i. policy with toj tliu Military Service''act is thus set As to .fie present .Military Service ac: >CUT viU be nst to aroceed tn'isr until Ihe .louche- jyor. It by way ot a reffeieu- niitii. 1 :o :cri'uwiUi aubu-k tlis .vet so the ysople. And with tins iiolnt. SpeaWng in Montreal on October 15. ISlWie said: "It is a sacrifice ibat U voluntary. Canada ii an free country. been done up to the present, what be done untary. In parturient in January. 1910, Sir Wilirid said: must repel at once the Impression which has been sought idiuv derivations of arowed the sirause docirlne wh la dothtug ta tho Great Bmaiu Iwund to thorn. the last iwo he 6as made r lo be created that (of 000 [UCllJ scriptioa. declara- the government proposes to except the Meanonites and UouViho bors and the Quakers, why nol tho French-Canadians who are suvpo-ied lo take up arms only to detei; their own AruuinJ Henri I' 000 men) is a preliminary step to con'-1 chief lieuleaa.nl. declared as long no Janunry, 1916. from his seat is to be ____Canada, Conscription has i the in England, but conscription is not to come in Canada." Writing to ati Ontario corresponded Quebec legislature: French-Canadian who enlists 'alls to do his duly." An astonishing sla'.e- that, to bo made by a iwliti. si i DELAY. Icaac ct lots ol nUy rioiad Docambor 17. The sol- ulcrs' VOID ir.ken, Aud M get. -Ar, vote bsrt: Li Otlivra take sums! Ssrvke xugusl 1917 Sir Wilfrid "said- "I leader.in a country at war with a tor- do not know vtmt words I can uso to i r'ble toe, and dependent al that vnaie my position aore clear nn4! voluntary enlistment for morsi deiinile thin 1 have already i protection. _ made It. I bava declared that 1 am reason for this deliberate conscription." Speaking !o hU constituents In. Que- bee ?jal in Xovenber. mi. subse-! bv co obscure; but they cannot o.uen! to Ibo ot itU io discussed. Perhaps as clear 1 clue as to what is In tbe minn of and their asso- irc of the Nation- alist movement has supplied Is this re- statement In a Xationaiist al to assume the rUks and sacrlnce accepted by the 'Sir VVIJI-'d UuMer reassfneiiV3 clue to what is in words: "I uy lilts our Bourassa, Livergne acipee' continue began, with as tho voluntary It ;E ILeretore kittle n-onuer that the b'TMrfi LihcTil camidates are siv- "It of our of Lmrisr mc-anj the end .of the i They tind nol SAY Laurier formeti are In reality strong- [ly opposed to voluntary enlistment as with Sir Wirrici On No-. lion of the selective draft? 1 15, a telesratu was seut! Sir is an ideal loader ior nil Wilfrid (as well as to Sir those elements want to see Can- Kobert lioidon) AjMns htm to. eo- operaio in quil thu war; Init ho Is not en- Lio tuec-tlugj turouyliout the wholo Cor a scries of titled to Ilia support of n Ca- af Canada to be by i who wants lo see Canada stay Iho war anJ do her full duty to her lu the (leld unil to her Laurier victory ou Uecemb'er 37 Canada will make no fur- public meu of both parties, w-itb a vlow "arousing the public to ilio nc- sltles of the situatipu." 'ihis tele- gram was Acknowledged by Sir Wll- _ ______............_ frld's private secretary; "earnest'con-1 !her contrlbutlou In jnau-power to the sldcratioa" was promised. It is still carrying on ot the war. The- Cam- being 'earnestly Wil-Idian troops now at front in Urn frid has not yet although on' c.ue will be to tbelr fate. When November ;'9. 1911. a second nu'ssags they are destroyed aisl slaugblered was sent to Sir Laurier ask- the Canadian army will ceaso to ei- in? for a reply. 1st; ii will disappear from tho tiglil- NO TSOOFS SOURCE IBS front in the final stages of the war. I Electors slioulil not permit them- Is ILere selves to be misled by vajue stato- IF UKICN IS BEATEN Sui'b is the par.j-i ...cord. in llto mind of any reasonable meuls that a change of government mac, us to what it implies? will not affect the continued It is very clear that the return of oution of the war. If there Es a change Sir WilfrJd LaurJer means thai no of government. Canada out of troops of any kind will ce sscured the war. Every elector who-purposes through the operation of the Military casting his vote for a LaurJer-Llberal Service act. candidate on December 17 ought to iiNriXUKU KHOJf FfcOXT duui would not cause moro delay than was going on under tbe Military Ser- vice Act aud closed with n general criticism of Ihc-j conduct 01 tho tri- bunals. Mr. Crerar said he was as heartily in favor tis Mr- r of the conscrip- tion of wealth, lie claimed that tbo farmers of tho west were practically uuautmjus iu support ot uniou govern- ment, the grain growers of Manitoba and Saskatchewan ami the L'nlted Farmers of Alberta sup- iwrtiug It as a body. Ho read the resolution drafted by Mr. and passed byllu ot tlio U. P. A. last Jujy oa compulsory service. Tbat policy was iu lino with that ot tbe union gijvornaicuL Touching on tho tkriff, Mr. Crerar said ho had uot changed, but it was not the Issue in this election.' As to voting for. Electors who want to eco Cr _____________% stay iu the war, who want lo see Iho enough to elnk our party differences Mr. Crerar eald ho himself had drafted those regulations, after being assured jby medical opin- ion tlidt children of tho cities bufferitig from a shortage of fat. llo defcuded the tr hunals, saying they had been selected in best possible mauner. Tiieru was a good deal Iu the record of Iho Uurdeu government open to criticism, bo conceded, but the men who have joined the uuiou government cannot bo saddled with that responsi- bility. AH Iho best ot Liberalism was lined up behind II. wus with Sir Wilfrid Laurier.' I'erhaps llou. L'bas. Cross. Cof.scriptlou Is nccesary, declared Mr. Crerar. All other countries have found that voluntary enlistment inadequate. The first considfration ot the union government Is the wiun-, Ing cC ttip war. H was now too late to try any more experiments wllu volun- tary enlisting. The only issuo today was whether going to slay with the war or quit. With our sold- iers Ro'nK over. the. top, there was uo question as to whether they were Liberals. Conservatives or dents. They are Canadians doing their duty, aud we al.houie should be 1 Is it-not equally clear that "the realize this is what he is in reality on December 17. troops reinforced, who want Canada adlsgraceful and dtshonorablo surrender, must support the (Jnloa government of Canada, aud FIGHT hard for Its return to power and work together for the good aud glory of Canada. If Canada quits 'the warn-ill you be. proud to call yoiuaelt a. Canadian? own u-ere today It vrould mean a time. !u fact, we won't know or-' dtfticuliy In subseriSsps ;o the pleife act luefflherihip ot ho-jse of nioiis viilil Trfrairy If 'Sir g-a-.s a "ny vcill not ha called U. fora: a until t'sa; Jato. Tsr. cdrllesi he could iwsibly i bs April: 7'iisu he. will in n bill i submit tr.e i ot i bv s Q- rsfwendnm. th% federal res-.it I am candidate lor th94frij-s followers, --.L. J. presents saij on junc "Tbo num- ttiese r ot men asked for by UijKovern' and'go tar? Scrrics act r.t and ot oaralyiitig Jha economic Hie ot th-2 It seT-'ili effects, until the Canadian -'eclors j era! vef'ss to ml that I'n3ve Qeaa coasuUcd by a plebiscite. Bureau, a colleague ot Sir fully H will ne Jnca 1 should the nrajority of-thj people fora it ten If scbaltlci'i to the peopla i cmdsmn in this reteron- Ijurier in the former gov- ernment and certain to be a uiemuer acdiit will be aest autumn be- fore vre know the revolt 6! the refer- oniinm. In the mejintSme arerythlng taf to be suspended under that pledge. jt ivili bc'a year frbni 'iidw before we can send any of the yoing drafted men ocross the seas, THE VALUE OF TIME The slemeht ol'tlme Titil in niilliPT' operations does not enter at all into Sir Wilfrid's calculations. Sir Wilfrid iras not always EO obUviDUE to iiie.need'fo'r pfbmntitude'of action. oil March 7, SMij-j !le "One thing that it Indisputable, 2nd imt is only too true. Is: that if money not been lost.owing to the work :he shell committee, time has been and lost of time ii ten more Ci-irnina! than loss of money. -We can Jor shelfs in we have I. pay for the-lick of shells In blood; I say-that, owing to dereliction of ribVon the part of the shell commit. time has bscn lost, jnd, owing to time so loit, battles have been of lives have been ncnficfd.-.vietoriM have.xnot heen car- rloci to a-final issue, the enemy has nol been pursued, as he retreated, and The war has thus been prolonged. It upon those facts with their terrible consequences that, from my seat in parliament, I today arraign the shell committee, that I hold the government vlcc and discharged. 1 also agree' to vote agalust aay sovernment that Vfould refuse to adopt the above-mentioned policy. It Will be noted that tha'pietfge is-to compel the govemmeni imraedlately to euspend tie Military Service net and as.- well '-to suspend "ALL ITS EF- FECTS." That is say, the Laurlef government will be called upon by Its Quebec supporters to release the men already called to colors and re- turn them to their aoms. To chlef'Launer.newspaper Le Can: ada, which is edited un- der Sir'-Wilfrid's close supervision, declared in recent Issue: "We are bound to repeat Uiat conscription is completely banished in an? form, un- der any pretext, from the Liberal pro- gramme. Sir Wilfrid Lanrler has formally stated and repeated in the honse that he is irrevocably opposed to compulsory service." Le Canada has also pointed out that there will be in the coming velec-. lions only two parlies support- ev of tbe Military Service act, led by Sir Robert Borden, and those opposed to thS act, headed by Sir Wilfrid Laur- ier. It is thus clearly established that reiuced "necessary, from live mT ,rom four to three, l Laciance SCOuted the idee that K men from Canada would 'appreciable -effect on hie 'of the war. Yerrille responsible, 2nd that Investigation." I ask for an It time was it ia March, 1016, how far more eiigent is it today? year's delay! As. Isaac Camp L'ell.sald at the speech already quot from: "Why, empires have been lost in much shorter time than one year." REFERENDUM A MERE FORMALITY If Sir Wilfrid with his known views on conscription "is returned to power by the people o! Canada at the coming that-.in itself is quite cient as a demonstratloa that ada is oppozed to the Military Ser act A further reference to the people would be, under these eireum stances, a mere formality; and the result would clori, be a foregone conclu This is plainly recognized In tho declared that the man-power .of tie country had already- been exhausted, j G. H. Bolvib, also a cahdldalo.'for portfolio In nny government, which; Sir Wilfrid might be called upon to form, said he held tbat Canada could ilo no more, as U would las her re- sources to DrovWe-the pension fund required for the boys already at the front- C. A. Gairrreau to- the view that Canada had already sent more men than conditions permitted. seguin held that Canada's best con- tribution was to organize ner economic forces. This opinion has been still ;more emphatically expressed by French- Liberal candidates in the present elec- tion 'campaign. Many Instances of this could be cited; but two will an'-. J. A. C. Ethier, who has been M.P. for Two Mountains since 1SW. and has been re elected by acclamation to the new parliament after subscribing to the Bourassa pledge, declared pub- the return to power of Sir Wilfrid: (tlat he was opposed to volun- bearing in mind his avowed vlewa and the'pledges to ths electorate which are being made by his French- Canadian supporters, upon whom he would have to rely for his parliament- ary majority, would mean the com- plete destruction of the Military Ser- vice act and all Its effects. AS TO VOLUNTARY ENLISTMENT There would remain, therefore, no- thing but further resort to volun- tary enlistment. Sir Wilfrid Laurier in his manifesto and In his campaign speeches has In general terms declar- 1 1 r ,cd himself in favor of conllnumg Ihe war, on'-'the basis of TOlunlary enlist- raenl. volunlary system, lally to.the province of tary enlistment and to all parttcipav tion by Canada in the war. Hon. Rodolphe Lemlera, the lead- er (alter Sir Wilfrid Laurier) ot the French Liberals, speaking at Mon- treal on November 23, said, aa report- ed in Le Canada: "I say that before doins we have already done arc going to wait until the United Slates has furnished at least soldiers" It may be said ihit these flews are by no means confined to Laurier candidates who are standing for elec- tion in the province ol Quebec. Can- didates in both Ontario and western constituencies are also taking position tbat Canada has done en- province of Quebec. Candidates for the various provinces: parliament In lhat province and the public journals supporting them do saysjrrbls manifesto, "did not gel COULD fair trial, and a fair trial would WILFRID DO? from a generous people a ready re-1 ]n [ace 0[ such a body of hos- sponee which would bring men to the I jilo opjnion (jjcbec what could Sir ranXs with good will and j Wiltrid do in the matter of volun Voluntary enlistment could not recruiting, even it be were'will- slbly meet iiie. requirements ot tho In_ to the attempt? situation unless Quebec makes up. Ita j But sir Wilfrid, at heart, friend- arrears of enlistment. Here arc thelty farther volunlary enlistment to voluntary enlistment for -.....__ lo say that Ihe return ot Sir Wilfrid to power is equiv- alent lo tho complete destruction of ths Military Service act. Thus tbo Actual En- fislmenU. Males Between. IS and Action .Cathollque, a dally piper of y, 3373: 0-nlsrlo.......18< 545 sl.uatlon appears quite (clear. d.if be returned to, power, Maritime prov'3. the eu.penslon of tbe appll- jfan. and Sasli. an extent sufficient adequitely in inforce tho Ihatjs to say, 000 men within tbo next There Ig strong documentary evi- dence lhat Sir Wilfrid is actually In general sympathy with the view of j hio Quebec supporters, that Canada 'jhas made about all the contributions in power that she' should be 31.70 called upon to supply; ana that her 3S0.937 11.07 fuiuro contributions should lake the i referendum. 1 t. V C Brl'" Thl, th. 21.79 tonn only of supplies of food and 27.62 41.4S1 26.20 -we take from the lite of tho nation Wt.l to dtto at the preaent time without toiwiflllng only Of these than pabnc aerYiCM which .re csien- act Is to be li chaace of getting these' Wbutton h i i ''I.0? recrul" or any number BETTER qiestfon of conjcription tvhich Mr WlKr.d baa and ______________ EMPLOYED In producing of Ihem from Quebec by voluntary food In Lanada than In. fighting at Jlatnient? Not tho illghleal. Why the tront" Maintained. If ho wins .hould we permit oumlvcs to be de- lhe_tomJM filg policy wins, celved? IN THE two sots of opinion In In addition there are the two canes, recently hrought to light, of Sir WI1- frWs refusal to, help In recruiting even to the extent of glv Ir.f; veib.il exprejglon (o tit sympathy 3 Canal's Mr- TheM Is tho of the lUmllton tlelpaOoa In Ihe irir. One held by the Canadian Cinb, to whlck their rocently been drawn, Hlr Wilfrid Te'ephone 789 HENNESEY WILSON Can to the Door Another of those timely lists of snappy values that go so far to lighten the straiaon ydur pocket book 90c Women's Underwear Heavy rib cotton garments in winter .-weight, .TVell finished, Regular- Per Bkck TighU 'An indfspensible extra gar- ment for cold weather. Heavy knitted black tights with elastic banij. Special 1.00 .W omen s Hose Winter, weight cashmere hose. Well fashioned. Sizes OQ SW to 10. Pair......... OifC Llama-Hose The famous Llama hose for women, soi't yarns; gooflvblack- All sizes. Extra pair ___.................DvC Knitted underskirts, knitt- ed ot softs grey i yarns. .warm, but riot bulky. "I Afl b. i ot the most popular models. Filling of line white coutil; complete with hose supporters.. Qp Special, pair "DC Combinations Fine wool 'combinations with short sleeves and low n yoke. Special suit..... COAT SALE EXTRAORDINARY Manufacturers' samples of 'v V Winter Coats for women and- chimren at actual cost price Overcoats Hoys' tweed and (reizc over- coats in smart styles with Ulat- cr back, belled and large collars. Sizes 11 to 17 ycarr-Values to ?lo.OD. Clearing Q CC lit Boys' Sweater Coats KnfttC'I coats for bbya up to 12' years. All (jrey Wlti shawl collfir. Regular A ?1.35 value: Special Boys' full Overs The popular pull over sweater. Good for either boys or gtrls. Honey comb knit with shoultler. Co'for, crimson, blue and fawn. Extra special Boys' Combinations Boys' heavy fleece lined com- blnallong, Penmaus' host' makn, All sizes. 'liC Oarrncnt 1.13 Boys' Underwear Fleece linen1 Lwo-picce under wear. Every size in slock. Each, garment Boys' Wool Underwear Penman's unshrlnkalj'.o wool- en underwear for boyrf, 2-pIeco suits. -Sizes 26 to 32. DC Esch, carinont ODC Boys' Mackinaw cosis lit g Mack, brown rfnrf hlack roon and black plaids. rcv and niifl ma Boys' Suits suits for, boys of 10, to H years. Made In smart Nor tolk styler, With JinleV.er patiU. Special We have on consignment a large group of 'fashionable coals for women and children which- h'as instructed us to-sell at.'the original cost price of each garment; he al- us will be our Lucky the woman who has delayed the purchase of a winter coaf for her- self or children till now for the savings afe truly remarkable. v Be among ihe first here tomorrow to stare in this piece of: good fortune. xtre FRIDAY MORNING ONLY 50 pairs of. extra heavy WHITE FLANNELETTE BLANKETS. ,Kull 11-i size. On Eule 3 till K -f no o'clock. NO PHONE OR C.O.D. ORDERS ACCEPTED ixtra! FRIDAY MORNING ONLY BOYS' AND GIRLS' KNITTED TO8- UE3 In bhick and red comhinallou. On sale 9 till 12 o'clock. Eic'n 25c NO PHONE OR C.O.D. ORDERS ACCEPTED Bath Towels, 50c White lo'ivcls; good weight, soft absorbent Bungalow 'Aprqns size bungalow aprons ia tho eovprall ntylc. Choice patterns and colors. .S'tiudaf, 49c 69c Xmas Xercbiefs, Neckwear, Waiils, Etc. Beautiful assortments of rialniyglfl sucgeslions are found In bur displays ot Handkerchiefs, Neckwear and WIoujcs. The choices li .Tvlrte pnd the prlcea sur prlslngly.low, OvenWs Gc't your felt and xJTorahoea forycmreelf family white the raneo of sizoa Is complilo and tho .old prices Ksl. I NORTH LETHBRIDGE Girls' Black Drawers black knitted draw- erf, attached to ban'O. Sizes-lo 25. Pair DUC Gb-k' Underwear Children's knitted underwear.- vests and drawers. Sizes Trom 2 years to 12 years. Suit OOC Pull Over Sweaters Fine 'knitted sweaters with button shoulder. 'Colori.. white, crimson, saxc, navy and brown. Speclalj each Brushed Wool Scarfs -Warm scarfs in brushed Colors; rose, green, sase, tiavy and brown. Special, 1 Cft each l.JU Heary Wool Gloves Girls''heavy wool globes, knit- ted of soft Ex- cellent inako for school near. Pair OUC Brushed Toques Fur bigger girls, white toques In aviation style, knitted of soft brushed wool, -t Each................ l.UU Men's Sweater Coats Men, this Is aboat your last opportunity to get an all sweater coat nt this figure. Wo lave about 50 extra heavy chalu knit nil wool sweater coats with Bhawl collar in colors maroon, brown, crimson and bluo. You "won't lind duplicates any- whero in the dty it UBS than J9.00. Extra r Special D.OU Men's Snits 12 only tweed suits. Values to 520.00. ClearinE -I -i fft at 11.OU Men's Orercoats 15 only heavy winter over- coats In Ulster stylo. to 527.00. Clearing 17150 Work Sox Heavy Itnlt sox fu various constructed fur warmth and -icnr. Stock up ncV for the winter. Wallc they last, -i A l.UU Woolen Gloves Hcatnor mixture gVives, puro u-ool, extra warm ani (lurabln, leather bound and dome j fui fasteners. Pair l.Vv Underwear Heavy rib unrlcrwoar for man, similar Duality to StanffcMs, All AQ garment Combinations Men's fine wool combinations 1'cnnian'n make! closed crotch style. Kxtrt speclsl salt timl (n ftaniieletto wo have ever ofleiv ml. of Ilonotks' quality In good fdll slies. Special, each Boys' Heavy rib worsted hose for boys. Sliea 7 to Special, pair 2.75 ;