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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ic, i9is LKI'IIBHIIX.I-; IUI1A' fiElUQ) PAGE SKVRN .'Farmers Platform Makw (he East of Gel- ling Together to Meet Conditions OTTAWA. Uosplte Iho Buuioreus evidences of renewed poll- tlcal. activity'throughout tha Dorulu- loa. Ottawa, lu u iwlltlcal sense, mains unmoved ,v To use a slang ex- there is nothing tloing here.. To those who know tho capital, tlilirapparent indlfferenco to political In tbo province is remarkable, 'i'he explanation of course, 1-3 lhat Ottawa la not loday Uie hcadquartera ef organ- ization. The old Liberal and vullvo Central Dominion organizations tome time ago ceased to exist and Iho Unionists have not yet constructed one. When Iho session ovens, the siolillclans will have not until then. Of all ddyeiopmenUi lirat have luk: en placo wltliin Hie last two' weeks the promulgation oC the platform of the Canadian Council of Agriculture lias caused concern east ol the Great Lakes, Several1 of those consLlered to be Ihe-most discerning In ths east unhesitatingly declare that Iho policy set forth'In that platform Is hound to become the1 leading IEBUO in the political battles of Ihe not dis- tant future. -'While hostility Is bited towards some of the proposals on Iho part of others lhat'the ;nil tho weal got .togelhor in order other c'onutrles, Undoubtedly'; Canada caa get tots ot aucii hut she mast finance a great ot It. For unless this lu dorio'tke business -will go to tlie Uplted which will readily grant the credlta.that are sired, for Im unitnlled moans. And so oue might, KO 'oii dpwu long Hit ot problems that are 'forced upon this country through tho ivory (act III at the United In cer- tain departments -yre 'I8'" ev' e-ry right to espsct do well, IB pet- ting strong n pace. K? when tlia demands ouo policy ami the WCBI another, aqd seem In- clined to right om. the. rflstlei- it Is net surprising thai spjno" propose1 that taw thould get around the council (km fly at one' another's -JhroMi. The sound o! will be hear, I throughout Ike lind'heit (firing and summer. Wjlth the-' rreturn of peace a urejt detl of bulUllaj wae as- sured anyway; but tie announcement that the Dominion will advance to the provinces ,o help silv'e ths homing problem la >oaud to Impart stroui! Impetus to LOXUON. Use. Oen. ToH-uin, head o( Ihe Armenia Itary ulaalon, which Is eoon to visit allied countries, lias Issued an appeal to ula countrymen asking for Heir (be wtrii now going oivln Armenia. The appeal, which was Is- Oon'f Meet Civilians Half-Way! dangerous ice does. NEED FOOD ON ISLAND HALIFAX, N. 8., Dec. gent calls for food have been re- ceived from the Magdalene Island people during the past few days and the Dominion government has coirlmlssloned the steamer Stan- ley to convey supplies to Tin Islanders reported they were without flour and other essentials. The Magdalene Island is In the Gulf of St. Lawrence and at this time of year Is surrounded by POPULATION OF SIBERIA DESTITUTE OTTAWA, Dec. ihe population of Siberian towns are practically destitute of all kinds of necessary goods, and are look- Ing to the allies for help, Is the report received by the govern- ment from L. D, Wilgress, Cana- dian trade commissioner at Vladi- vostok, The shortage of food, stuffs i< due to the fact that the farmers will not sell to the towns- people until they can receive gows In return. SHAUGHNESSY'S MESSAGE Dec. (olloir; !nu cable from Lord Shaughnessy haaj appeared In the London Financier' a'rjfi f li'jlllonlsl, in a symposium of oplntoiu'l froQ) i-eiirpxentativr men tliroilghotti I the Umpire to what the "aftar-" war" policy of the Tiriltiil should be: "jDalii'O without wise counsel to secure early establish- J lut-nt nt stable according to people's In distraught coun-' Inies; return o( aoldiprs to civil Ijfe. I [and (jfoupailons as promptly as Illile." iho 'niuv'uuis 'In Their Attempts At IMenJship was'at a'.MANV, Dec. J. F. H. Uvn- port on thu While Hea, Nov. Ii, liaa been received hero. It follows: "To Armenians ol all oiiled nculra( counlrles: In December, 1917. annies of the Caucasus abandoned tbei nivleions are Armenian front, 'on Jan. 31, al- positions, Canadian I'J'USfl correspondent.) ladiari coriiH headquarters were, cs- and Ubliebcd'. at lionn on December 11, lone uioulh after the signing of the j Ilussian'armlBjlce, The Canadian 1st and i a serious claph may be headed These men say "tho 'war' has that off. loft us enough trouble. It iiiuEl uol IJG added to by a struggle: between Ihcse two great portions of the' coun- try." Undoubtedly there is much to lie said for this view; for, as the; days go by, It Is quite evident lhat in attempt- ing to solve- BOma of the jiroblems be- j Ing Just ahead. Canada, because ol' the srnrtl! population, will have all can' do. The various problems growing .'out of reconstruction are numerous, but they no means ex- haust tho list. To tho south is a country.contain- ing people, llioroiijshly'j keyed up through Us stupendous war' organisation, tiulle realizing what it can than any other! country in tlfrT'world, It is entering -the reconstruction period with InduB- trial ambitions, backed by such', vast resources as will make .it difficult for nt competitor such as Canada to keep pace with it. Take the wheat problem for exam- ple, Having guaranteed the price for the 1913 crop-at-J2.26 a Is quite possible .that with' "JO.OM.OOO acres sown" to 'wli f as "th ere (prob- ably will be-in the United States by -May) Uncle Sam stands But Into (he deal with hls'eycs wljle open, know ing well what was ahead of But this sum, hugo as it Ic, does not-both or very much a country that planned to spend on war., dur- ing the present-financial year. But for Canada to have to meet even hali that .loss would-be crushing, -And yel, what.would happen II the Cana- dian farmer should have to accept Sue fiySOc a bushel less for his wheat than American neighbor? Canada possessing- a long coast line a .profitable foreign trade, xtaturV ally .is Lo possess also a considerable merchant marine. But think of. what she Is going up against in the tremendous American ship- building program? And yet what rep- resentative Canadian would say, '.'let IJncle Sam take all this Then there is tho problem of pro- to he advanced to tie provinces lie In proportion to population, nas- kitcuewac itould receive. or and Alberta and Mani- toba about a piece; With the government taking the lead DO doubt many other will follow so thai 1919 should be a big build- ing year. The western provinces' are co-op-' crating well In tlte War Savings plan, Kaskalchewan having no lass than three representatives at1 Uie OtUwa Confererica this woek.- Some may think that people having sub- scribed lo Ihe second Victory loan, there is not much ot a field left for tho Sale of War Sav- ing Stamps. But tho experience of the United Stales leads, to a differ- ent, couclinion. One person In every five subscribed to the last. Liberty loan, and yet over of War Stamp certificates have al- ready been sold to people. Ihal'basls Canada Miouid havo no ihnugh having A! Ihclr disposal on Lho rlKht very limited forces, cAvins to the fact' that the state of anajchy prevailing now taking up their! part or the !ind itrniy ol the Rhino, and j did not allow to all our soldiers, but in full possession o! lite men 'welcome the end of their: long pilgrimage entirely "ii foot, i which COTtmawl almnsi v.'ltiioul interruption elm c the crohsing of 111'! I part of Armenian terrltoriej. we; canat'du Norn OH Kcptembcr 27. Tley tolemnly proclaimed at Krzerum. In the presence ot troope, Ihe population and tho provincial Armenian dele- gates, tho Independence ol Armenia, which Includes Greater Armenia, Les- ser Armenia and BlUclan Armenia. Merc Handful of Soldltn "We placed these countries under the protection of four allied countries, Britain, Ihe United Slates, France and Italy. Deserted by Ihe Russians, betrayed by the Georgians and attacked on aH slilea by tha Turco- German forces, Kurds, Tartars and 20 other races Intent on our eiterrnlna- have fought with a handful of gallant soldiers for the Inderiend- euc6' of our country. We wore tar away'from our-great weaiern allies and we were without the least possi- bility of receiving help. However our, faith in the final1 triumph ol our cause which was also the cause o! al peoples outraged by the barbaric Teu tons, never failed us. ,rand The Traitors were Jiaslgned iho man difficult task of all in tho rn-arch through the Ar-' deuhes and Mini-land, and the fact lhat it was completed on scheilulo is highly i-redllable to their spirit, endurance and oritunlziilnn. Preparations arc now well under way for demobilization ot these two j divisions, places very prob- ably will he taken presently by tho Cap: idian