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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETIIBRIDGE DAILY HERALD MONDAY, FEBRUARY i, 1018 SLetbbtibae Detail ' letbbrtfcse, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishars (THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 823 6th Street South, Lethbridge W. A, Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance   Business Manager TELEPHONES Business Office .......... Editorial Office .......... 1252 1224 Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per week . Daily, delivered, per year ; Daily, by mail, per year .. Weekly, by mail, per year . .10 .$5.00 .54.00 .$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..52.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers i.fto. expiration date Is cur authority to centinuo the subscription. judlce against the preferential ballot in some quarters on (lie ground dial It is a fad/ So is there a prejudice against the commission form of government as contracted with the alder-manic form of government on the ground that it is a fad. Yet very few people would consent to a return to the aldcrmnnit' form of government with its obsolete methods. Why, (hen renin; to "the old form of ballot used in alileruinnic days" Why throw away the people's power, the people's safeguard? Why not. it the preferential ballot is to be dispensed with, also dispense with those other safeguards, the initiative, referendum and recall? They are fads also in the eyes of the reactionaries. The preferential ballot is an evidence of advancement. It strengthens the hands of the people. It is no mo"c la fad than is govornmeut by a com-i mission. No harm lias ever been done anybody by it, and none ever will. And if. as many of those win nr.- inclined to oppose it say. it makes very little difference which style of ballot wo have, let us vote tomorrow to re- 'PICKED UP IN' PASSING THE BUSY^MAN A fish freezing plant will be established on Vancouver Island. The 1 interest school was destroyed by fire. at Aldose Jnt>' THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The strikes in Germany, which indicated the great unrest and discontent of the people over the progress of the war, have virtually ended, according to information now at hand through German sources. There have been new outbreaks on a small scale at one or two points. The allied war council has concluded its sessions and the outstanding decision is that the war must be pursued with, all vigor and co-operation pas-Bible, in view of the recent war aims outlined by the German chancellor and the Austrian premier. PUTTING IT UP TO SHAUGHNESSY The Toronto Globe suggests that Baron Shaughnessy shoHild top off his great railroad career by assuming the task of nationalizing the railways of Canada. No man could do the job better if he were to throw all his energies into It, as he^has done with the C.P.K. No man in America is better able to coordinate the various railway systems of Canada, eliminate wasteful competition, build up the rolling stock and motive poiver, renew the tracks where necessary and provide us with the best railway system iu the world. It would be a great gift to Canada, and Shaugh-nessy's name would hold a place in our history as great as any man since the creation of Confederation. Naturally he would have to sacrifice strong prejudices against nationalization, but we igree with the Toronto Giobe that the government should appeal to him to undertake the great task. W. W. Nation, for "0 years manager of a branch of the Dominion Bank in Toronto, is dead. .lames I.eeoh, veteran Orangeman, aged 05, died at Winnipeg. He came west from Leeds county. Premier Norris says there will be another session of tfie legislature before an election in Manitoba. Frank Mayotte, aged '-'2. a promiu- fin bowler, was accidentally killed by j a street car at Winnipeg. James .\. Wilson, auditor of the C. X. 11., was accidentally killed at Flanders. Rainy River. - \ tain the preferential ballot for in this I A report is in circulation at London .,, , . , 'that Sir Adam Reck will be given an way we will say to the commissioner : ,!1 a, t,e coming provincial that the rights of the people must not .general election, be tampered with from within the i - W. \V. Coulter was appointed high constable of Lambton county. Aid H. H. Tove, brother-in-law of lion. T. W. Crothers, died at Kingston, Out. The price of shark meat at Boston has jumped from 8 cents to L'O cents a pound in the past few weeks. Arthur Winger, aged 4'J.*f Tillson-bnrg, was killed at Chippewa by a fall of ,15 feet from a crane. .!. W. Gurofsky of the Northern ronto, is dead. manager of a branch Crown Bank in To- city hall. The people are not concerned with the ease with which a man may be elected to office, what, they want is the man in office whom the majority of the electors will vote for. Capt. James Lanaway, a native of Woodstock, Ont.. but for many years a Great Lakes captain, is dead at Seattle, aged 5S. All window ".ighting in Ontario stores, is to be prohibited in order to conserve electric power. Rev. O. G. Smith, pastor of Victoria Avenue Baptist church, Belleville, has resigned to accept the pastorate of the Temple church, Montreal. Kmil Wolff, a New York lace manufacturer. who died recently, left the hulk of $J.ooi\Oi>u to charities in the States and Germany. The Food Controller ought to take Warden Rivers in tow and learn how to cut down the cost of living. The Eye Opener protests that Calgary is being bylawed to death. As long as it is not being bylawed enforced to death it shouldn't complain. Hundreds of bylaws have been passed and printed but never enforced. George A. White, the last survivor of the Greely Relief F.xpedition to the Arctic in 1SS0, is dead at Pe.:i-Kingston street cars had to cease j body, .Mass. operation one night recently, as all the j - - power wa3 required for the sweepeis j William Fitz'nerhert Bulle?i. who to keep the line open. Frontenac. County Council increased its grant to tho two Kingston hospitals by $2,000. and renewed its contribution of $2,000 a month to the Patriotic Fund. for thirty years was general manager j of the Ontario Loan and Debenture company, died at London, Ont. The first election petition to be entered at Osgoode_ Hall as a result of the Federal voting on December 1" last charges women with distributing and receiving bribes. Evidently the ladies are not the novices in elections that Dear Man had contended. Captain C. S. Wright. Toronto, who came into prominence us a member of the Antarctic expedition under the command of the late Captain Scott, has been awarded the military cross. Perth County Council voted: Patriotic Fund, $(!0,0ii; British Red � Cross. $0,000; Red Cross leagues in j county $IS.UDO; Soldiers' and Sailors' with all thoir many virtues, do_not possess that ~ home 011 a furlough. life in the Capital. The Calgary Albertan remarks in connection with the plebiscite on the preferential ballot that: "The public can hardly believe that any number of the people of a city which has an administration as progressive as Lethbridge will take such a backward step as that suggested by the mayor, who asks for the vote." Tomorrow vfill teil just how progressive we really are. resolution read; "Whereas the German people, all statements to the contrary notwithstanding, still think the sole aim of the allies is to crush them: "Be it resolved that the governments of the allied nations, in order to make their position clear to the German people and to the world at large, be asked to state the terms on which they will make ^peace." This resolution was promptly tabled -in fact, the vote to table was very nearly unanimous. However, a little later the mover of the resolution made a complaint to President Wood that he had not enjoyed the established privilege of the contention- namely, that the mover of a resolution may speak to it for five minutes before the seconder is called for, and the president ruled that he be given this five, minutes. There was no doubt 'whatever of his German ancestry, his pronounciation of certain words betraying it unmistakably, was an earnest soul, who still, parently, believed in the innocence of all harm in the German people, but it was only by the exercise of his utmost authority that President Wood succeeded in getting him nis five minutes of time. Repeatedly the convention tried to howl him down, lt is not conceivable that anyone with German proclivities in that audience Chief Justice Falconbridge, at Ham-{ could have had the last- lingering ilton, awarded Mrs. Robinson her hope that there was any pro-German claim against the London Life Insur-; sentiment among the U.F.A., and the ance Co. for $1,000. Her husband had! writer feels that this was the inten-paid the first premium, but before thejtion. in permitting tho resolution to bo policv had been signed by the presi- i spoken to. dent* of the company Robinson was l Very interesting was the attitude found dead. 'of the convention on Oriental labor. - ! The feeling against the employment j of it on the farm was intense, and it . certainly was deepened by the experi-! ences of one or two men from Iirit- the convention on the. war was made j The comic reading by Mrs. Norton through a resolution sent in from : was also enjoyed by all. Other num-Cherry Grove local. No. 250. This i hers on the program were the two ence from Ottawa that West Indian negroes be brought to Canada by hundreds of thousands to take up the cheaper lines of labor in the effort to swell production. R. M. Ballantyne, who has been appointed Assistant Food Controller, is a Stratford man by birth and son of the late Thos. Ballantyne, Speaker of the Ontario Legislature from 1S90 to IS'J-l. and brother "of Rev. Prof. James Ballantyne of Kfiojr college, Toronto. choruses, one by tho Scouts and (lie other a bevy of girls who also gave a pretty, dance. Speeches were given by different ones among whom was Mr. Potts, who is visiting here. He. spoke of bis acquaintance with the people of the Mormon church. He was sent out from Ottawa many years ago when the first, people Settled in Cardston, to investigate and see if they were desirable citizens, lie told of his acquaintance with Mr. and Mrs. Card, Mr. Hammer and many others also of his friend Mr. A. Mercer who in those days drove the stage from Lethbridge. to Cardston. Mr. Potts said he returned to Ottawa and told the government, officials the Mormon peoplo were alright, and since that time has made frequent visits to this pnrt. At the close of the program the guests were taken to their homes by the committee in comfortable cars and sleighs. The oldest lady present was Grandma Critchfield, who is S4 He i years old. Several of the oldest could ap- j not attend on account of the extremely cold weather, but. altogether about one hundred guests were present. This is a semi-annual affair and all tho aged people look forward to the entertainments. Those in charge were Chairman A. Mercer, II. Rasmusson. W. Passey, G. Card, Mrs. Chris. Poul-sen. Mrs. Woolloy, Mrs.. Harrison, Mrs. Alston and Mrs, Hillier. M. I. A*. Concert Although the evening was exlreme-ly cold a largo crowd was in attond- Josepli Gilbert, manager of the Nonpartisan league, was arrested at St. Paul. Minn., charged with obstructing enlistment in connection with a speech made at Kenyon, Minn., last August. The warrant charges, him with saying "America is only pulling England's j chestnuts out of the fire." Driving squarely into a bus loaded with 23 children returning from the Consolidated school near Barnum, Minnesota, a south bound Northern Pacific passenger train crashed througli the bus, killing seven and injuring others. This is the second accident of the kind in Northern Minnesota in two days. Previously a train killed two children at Nelson. Scarcity of fuel is so great in the rural parts of York county, Ontario, that members of the county council de clared that there was danger of some j  ish Columbia and Australia. farms. A farrier who drove' into Toronto from his farm six miles east of i in'^5 the city, said he could net get any fuel of any kind, except coal oil. They  had just one warning to give, and j j that was keep it toff the fai'ms at any Figures for seventeen of the Catholic churches of Toronto, show that about three battalions of soldiers, or over 3,000 men have been contributed to the Canadian forces by these parishes. At the head are two Toronto generals, who have distinguished themselves at the front-Major-Genera! Archibald H MacOonnell, a brother of Senator Claude MacDonnell and Brig.-Gen. .1. H. Elmsley, C.M.G., D.S.O. commanding. MACLEOD U. F. A. ANNUAL MEETING OBSERVATIONS ON THE U. F. A. CONVENTION Same Set Officers Remains -Business Has Been Satisfactory CFrorn Our Own Correspondent) Macleod, Feb. 2.-Tho annual meeting of the local United Farmers of Alberta, was held on January ;i0th in their own store and office, on 2nd Avenue, when the statement of the business done for the nine months since the opening of the store, was found to be very satisfactory as to the volume of business transacted, which was beyond the expectations of all officers and directors present. After a somewhat lengthy discussion it, was decided to postpone to some future date when more of the members can attend. The officers and directors remain the same for the present, as follows: President, W. H. Shield, J. Stenson, manager; directors, A. N. Harris, J. Maloney, II. Mcintosh, L. Wood, F. Wood, A. S. Bodgener, T. Purdy, T. Johnson. At the curling rink good ice and good curling is reported. The Slew-art Rink is in calgary this week, and expect to bring home some of the many prizes the city has for competition. Curlers have had a busy week v-itli local games, and have a good program on the board for next week, this week the Red Cross is $10.00 ahead by the game between the bankers and lawyers. Large congregations attended the Methodist church Sunday, it being the boys from the front, day. In November last the ladies of the church sent every hoy a box and the pastor has bepn receiving letters from each toy. These letters formed part of the service, telling ho* they appreciate the boxes from home. lights, and not a dis-v.itli none to do them of their owi credited das reverence." The f.-ifei-i of the delivery of this address on tin- convention was very marked, not only at the time of its delivery, but in t!,e number of references which occurred in the course of the discussions. i�y E. Cora Hind in Winnipeg Free Press The tenth annual convention of the L'nited Farmers of Alberta marked another milestone along the road which the organized farmers of western Canada are travelling - let us hope to the general betterment of the country as well as of their own condition. After the convention in Edmonton last year, the editor of this page felt constrained to call attention to the absence of interest in the, war which was so very marked at the convention. Not an unpatriotic spirit, but a spirit of indifference and detachment, which was alarming in view of the importance of. the organization and the extent to which its membership enters into the life of the country both actual and political. It would be idle to attempt to disguise the fact that the organized farmers of Western Canada are today one of the most powerful political factors in they have themselves to any political party and {presiding officer mid would save an from forming a third party of their | enormous aniunnt of time at conven-own makes them all the more a fac-1 Hons. Hut this is. after all, a trifle-tor to reckon with. This being true, j the best parliamentarian in the world, the altitude of the I'.F.A. last year] if'he lacked ['resident Wood's real was a serious matter. It was, there-j desire to do ju ,tice, would have less fore, very pleasant to note the mark- j influence for /,ood over a great coned change this year. The keynote of ventlon. \\'!th more knowledge of' the convention in regard to the war ] parliamentary procedure and a lit-1 was given by the annual address of j tie more confidence and precision in President Wood, which concluded i his rulings. President Wood would be with an extremely strong appeal to, almost an ide il presiding officer. As the members of the C.F.A. to engage j it is, his convention not infrequently in the work of production, to cease j gets away from him. quibbling over the wrongs that others { The I'.F.A. is amiueh more difficult j were doing, over the prices for what j body to preside over than the Grain they produce, "if they wished to Growers of either Saskatchewan or emerge from the test of the present I Manitoba. There is in it a very much time an irrcbistible forco iu defeiv;u larger percentage of Americans, who, On the question of production the pledge of the C.F.A. as a convention not only to do all they could individually to produce, but lo work to this end through their locals, was very definite. They accompanied the pledge with a number of riders as to what they thought, should be done in the matter of fixing prices and increasing the weight at which packers should accept hogs. But, while these riders were attached to the. resolution, they followed the definite pledge on production, and the pledge was in no sense contingent upon them. There was no uncertainty on their views on increased freight rates or the need of free agricultural imple- j merit3 and labor devices in the I homes. There was also very hearty eVi-I dorsement of the principle that in times like these the government would be justified in devoting public funds to the cause of production, particularly in the matter of securing tractor power for tho breaking of new lands in districts now principally settled by homesteaders. II. is not possible to deal fully with the operations of a convention of over 1,000 delegates silting for lour days In the course of one editorial. It is only possible to deal with the more salient features; but enougii has been said, to draw attention to the enor- ance at the J.l. 1. A. program held on Tuesday evening. This was the second activity night and a large number of points were scored by the Magrath association. After singing by the congregation, prayer was offered by John Spencer. The first on the program was a retold story- by Nellie Taylor, next a retold story by Alex. Poulsen, these wore both very good ' sf.orys and told very well. The Scouts sang "The Long, Long Trail," and "The Maple Leaf," which were veri-good. A violin selection by Henry : Shaffer was very well rendered. Everyone enjoyed the contralto solo by Elva Harker, entitled "Whisper and I Shall Hear," "Welcome Sweet Springtime" was snug by a ladies chorus un-1 dcr the direction of J. O. Bridge. We j must not forget, the piano selection by Master Reed Hacking, ono of the j youngest members who did very well Indeed. The main feature of the evening; was tho debate, "Jlesolvotl ihtit Heredity is Stronger than Envlrou-nitint," which was won by the nega-l.lvo by very fow points. Very good points wore brought out. on both sides and the speakers did very woll. However tho affirmative were somewhat handicapped on account of ono member failing lo sliow up but her pnrt. was filled by Miss Davis with only five, minutes preparation, who did well, "'he debaters were: Affirmative Miss Davis ami Clydo Spencer; negative. Sadie Clark and Marlon Mori;-ley. I A very nnfortuniilo thing happened this week when tho chicken house of Mr. U. S. Wright caught fire and burned lo tho grouiul, burning all (ho chickens. This is u great loss as Mr. Wright's hens have been laying all winter Painful Accident Mr. Albert Mead, a gentleman well known in this district suffered a very painful accident the other day, when putting ice in a shed ar/Mr. Ed. Hocking's ranch north of town, slipped and broke his log near the hip joint. He was taken to Lethbridge a few days later. Mr. Mead is an elderly man and lias lived here for a number of years. Mr. Dure, a farmer north of town, passed away after only n short illness, lie was an elderly gentleman and has been blind for a number of yoars. He lived willi his son on their ranch iioar here. A recent shipment of Red Cross supplies contained the following: 12 pairs socks, 8 suits pyjamas, i day shirt, SB many tailed bandages, 82 T bandages and 2 convalescent robos. Letters have been recoivorl by the Red Cross from 11. S. Taylor and A. F. Geddes thanking them for the splendid Christmas parcel which they received. Mr. Max Dradslnuv has returned from Medicine Hat, where ho has been for the past week visiting his sister. Mrs. Smith. In the Canadian Hed Cross bulletin of January, published in Toronto, we road the following: "Magrath Ambulance. The chairman reported at the annual meeting that credit note [or $3,000 received from the Magrnlh branch in payment for their ambulance bad been forwarded to the London office." MR! IS GROSS, FEVERISH, IF TONGUE IS COATED, BREATH BAD, STOMACH SOUR, CLEAN LIVER AND DOWELS Give "California Syrup of Figs" at once-a leaspooni'ul today often saves a. sick child tomorrt/w, 1" your little one is out-of-sorts, half-sick, isn't resting, eating and acting naturally-look, Mother! see if tongue is coated. This is a sure, sign that its little stomach, liver and bowels are. clogged with waste. When cross, irritable, feverish, stomach sour, breath bad or has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, sore, throat, full of cold, give a tea-spoonful of "California Syrup of figs," and in a few hours all the constipated poison, undigested food and sour bile gently moves out of its iittlo bowels without griping, and you have a well, playful child again. Mothers can rest easy after giving this harmless "fruit laxative," because it never falls to cleanse the little one's liver and bowels and sweeten the stomach and they dearly love its pleasant taste. Full directions for babies, children ot all ages and for grownups printed on each bottle. Beware of counterfeit fig syrups. Ask your druggist for a bottle of 'California Syrup of Figs;" then see that it is made by the "California Fig Syrup Company."-Advertisement. GENERAL STORE FOR SALE Situate in thriving town with prosperous farming community tributary. Goods worth $6,500, and trade well established. For sale or will exchange for modern house in Lethbridge. . F� Nelson & Co. The influence of the president of one of these irreM bodies of mgau->nious importance of these gatherings, ized fanners is tremendous, and his I �ot merely to the Fnited .Farmers, power for good or ill so great as to he appalling. An Honest Man Whatever his faults or failings, President. Wood appeals to you as an honest man living up to the. light that is in him, and this is a reason for more profound thanksgiving than possibly the people at large in Alberta fully realize, (t wpul'd lie well if the duties of an extremely onerous office could be so arranged that President Wood could give a little time to the study Canada, and the fact that lot' parliamentary procedure; it would refrained from attaching strengthen his hands materially as a themselves, hut to the country at large, and the growing need that pub-j lie men and women everywhere, and ; more especially the press, should seek to reach the members of these organizations. The/constant reference to what they do In the United States, rather than to what is done in Otlawa. is an indication that, so far as the b'.K./V. is concerned, there are a large number of Its members who as yet know little of Canadian laws, methods of government or Canadian ideals; anil, however good and wise may be the laws and ideals south of the line, if we are lo have a Canadian nation within the British empire it Is Canadian Ijritisli laws and Ideals which must bind that nation together. Presumably in coming to Canada ail of these people sought something j better than they already possessed, ' else why did they leave the flag under which tliey were born? It is surely, therefore, the business, not only of governments and of the. press, but. of every individual native born Canadian, to see to il that, all of those people are made Canadian and IJrltlsh in spirit as well as in name, and in doing this there is no need that any reflection b� cast upon the laws or the ideals of *4e countries irocn whence they cam* HORSES-CATTLE STALLIONS AUCTION SALE 7 head Registered Short Horn Bulls from 10 to 15 months old. 1 registered heifer, rising 7 months old. 3 registered Clydesdale Stallions, rising 4 years old. 2 Percheron Stallions, 4 and 5 years old. 27 Mares and Geldings, 3 to 6 years old, ranging in weight, 1100 to 1500 lbs. TO BE SOLD AT THE LETHBRIDGE SALE AND FEED BARN . on Wednesday, February 6 AT TWO O'CLOCK P. M. SHARP This slock must bo nold as the proprietor is giving up farming. TERMS CASH J. A. SMITH, Auctioneer ;