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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta GB POUR THE LErrHBniDG^: DAILY HKI\ALD THURSDAY, FEBnUARY 7, 101!! IbbribjC Detail DAILY AND WEEKLY Preprietora and Publiahsra THE LBTHBRIOQK HERALD PRINT. INQ COMPANY, LIMITED 83 6th Strtat South, Lethbrlda* W. A. Buchanan President and Mana^inK Director John Torrance  - BuslncrfS Manager TELEPHONES Bualness Office .......... iBditoriBl Office.......... 1253 1224 Subscription Ratas: Daily, delivered, per week .10 Dally, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Dally, by mall, per year ......S'l.OO Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.60 Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry, ot subscriptions appear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers r.fte: explratlLD date la our authority to centinuo the sub-s'lrlptlon. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The Indications In connection with |he peace negotiations between the Russians and the Germans are -now that the Bolshevikl will discontinue negotiations and that the central powers will endeavor to reach a separate mgreement with Ukrainians. The statement That German submarines are now being destroyed faster than Germany can build them is borne out by inside facts given by an American paper. The first disaster to a transport bearing American troops occurred last night 'when the Tuscania was tbrpe. tiaed. The msioriiy of those aboard vrerc saved. Malsonneuve may be annexed to Montreal this session. City Treasurer Lldster, of Medicine Hat, has resigned and G. Baaklo is his successor. There Is some likelihood ot St. Paul's and Knox Presbyterian churches at Brandon being united.' The United States Is negotiating with Mexico for gold and silVer in return for food. Tons of Spanish mackerel are beini; sent dally from Palm Beach to the New York market. LEAVE O'CONNOR ON THE JOB Cold storage dealers threaten to get W, F. O'Connor's* scalp. O'Connor is the man who exposed the bacon profits and the egg hoarding. Naturally the cold storage men don't like him but the consuming people think he is a pretty level headed fearless fellow and many ot them would like to see him food .controller. The Union government had better leave Mr. O'Connor on the job. It ne should happen to be let out, there will be suspicions that the bacon and egg interests are too.powerful. conditions Should be kept to the foro-tmat. Alberta wants its resouA;es and we believe it will gladly trust Premier gtewah to administer them buT it wants them used wisely and for purposes that will benefit the province, and help It solve war problems, r^t-ronage and political favoritism, and they mean the same thing, must bo kept out of the administration. THE COAL SITUATION LETHBRIDQE'S OPPORTUNITY ^ John T. Stirling, chief mine inspector for .\lbertn. bellovas Alberta should supply the bulk of coal used In Manitoba. He said so the other day and the Winnipeg papers featured his statement as though the idea seemed to meet popular approval there. Now that the ball has been set rolling Lethbrldge should take some official action to help along the movement. This can be done b>l the city } Ashur Farrow, aged 7S, for more council and the board of trade uiakinis I tl>an thirty years collector ot Cus-representations to C. A. Magrath, fuel I 'o^t^^afi^ofthe'sfalrT' '^'^ controller, indicating what this coal district can do to relieve the national coal shortage. The points to remember are that the mines of the province are always kept busy during the winter mouths, the demand being greater than the output. If Alberta is to supply any fair proportion ot Manitoba's needs it Is evident that more Alberta coal must bo mined, shipped and stored in the months ot March, April, May and June, which are usually slack hi the coal Industry. The thing to do, therefore, is to keep the mines working steadily and to concentrate the mine labor supply In the summer months in. those mines which produce coal which will store during the summer months with the least loss ot heating value. Experience has taught that, o� the lignite coals produced in Alberta, tlie Lethbrldge product Is by far the best OS a storage product. The pro'o-lem therefore is to interest .Mr. .Ma-grath so that steps may be taken to have labor concentrated la the lignite mines here tor the summer months ;n order that Manitoba dealers may stock, up with an Alberta product. By such action Lethbrldge would be helping solve a national difficulty while at the same time giving an important local Industry an impetus. -^PICKED UP IN PASSING tub MUSy'TiAN MAGRATH KNOWS HIS BUSINESS When Garfield put tlie drastic fuel order into effect in the United States It was revealed by one paper that ne was a pro-German for the purpose of creating the impression that he issued the order to help the Germans. Somebody may try the same dodge with C.A. Magrath but it won't work. Mr. Magrath is a red. blooded Canadian. He la a sensible business man; be knows the coal business and he tamed the order about coal because it was absolutely neucesaary, and for no iOther reason. People down east who crlticUe Mr. Magrath today may be praiiing him tomorrow. It is these fuel ortlera that are awakening ^the iUnited States and Ganada to the fact thyt tber are at war and inust make Mcriflces. (THE WELCOME HOME y|| BRUCE OAVIB8 f t-Lathbrldge majr be pardoned in tnak-lag an exception o( Bruce, tendering him a rather unusually hear ' ty reception. Other returned men we �le pure appreciate 'jibe sltuatiba. Brace Davies was one of tKe city's .belt known youoy men. He had dis tingnlshed himself in the war by an act of bravery that caused him to be Bivan the Distinguished Conduct Medal nnd to be recommended lor the Victoria Cross. In performing this brave deed, be lost a leg. Naturally Letb-brldse is proud ot Bruce and wanted to pay tribute to- the young man who had won distinction and made a great eacriflce. A I.ielbbridge boy of many years' residence, prominent in sport and popular with everybody, the rousing welcome tendered to him was not B lurprise. It only teUs in a small tray the proud feeling of his old friends over bis conduct as a soldier. f NATURAL RESOURCES ARE IN SIGHT ; ^on. Edward Brown, provincial treasurer o( Manitoba, is confident thfit province is to be given all of Us natural resources. He is close enough ', to the new Union government to know :'.��( wbat Is in its iplnd, and his prediction ,' iil based on first hand intorma- ; tlpn. We hope he Is right lor it Mani-tobft'Kets its resources, so will Al-. berta' and Saskatchewan. And one big ' , (ri^vance will have been removed, iJJbquld the provinces got their re-' 'lour^es tbey'sbould place theln admin � ',v, Mt^'atioq in the bands ot safe, bonest ^i^k.;' ciipabl�.ii|i�;B In whQin the public will Rev. G. W. Latimer, who has been curate of St. Mathow's Anglican church, London, Ont., has been appointed rector. News of the death in England of Capt. John F. Palling, aged SB, of the iTTth batvaliou, was cabled to Barrle, Ont. Bishop Molony has proposed, with the approval of the C.M.S., that a Chinese clergyman be consecrated as a^sistaut bishop in the diocese ot Chec Kiang. , F. L. Fowjce, of OShawa, and � T. Sherman Rogers, ot Halifax, N.S., two of.the three members of the commission for the reconstruction of Halifax, are Baptist's. T)ie Queen's hotel, a landmark of Parry Sound, was destroyed by fire. Liberty bonds, will not bo accepted lu payment of Federal taxes in the u.s.f Brnntford' Civic Fuel Advlsoi-y Committee, resenting criticism, have resigned. � An order has been placed by the U.S. government for a 3500 ton stqel-concroto steamer. U.S. naval aviators are trying out n type of non-rigid dirigible over New York City. Ten million dollars Is asked ot Congress for vocatlomll training for disabled U.S. soldiers. It Is anticipated that the U.S. senate will vote to end Federal railroad control at the wor'a end. For sliootlng his brother Edward, Philip White, of Colllngwood, was sent to the Burwasli farm for ono year. James Sweeney, who was recently superannuated by the Grand Trunk after SO years' service in London district, died after u few days' Illness. The official count of the ballots In the Bast Edmonton election shows a majority of BSl tor U. A. Macklo. The totals were: Macklo l,U3ti, May �1,005. Jlrs. L. S. Lundy, Niagnra Falls, Is one ot the most remarkable women in the Niagara district. Though 90 years of age, she,has alrcidy knitted over Hamilton's city clerk says the fuel j '2i.O pairs ot socks for soldiers, shortage. Is so great that people THJESINSOF COMMISSION Word is to hand that the wool men In session in Toronto are in a state ot unrest over the activities ot the wool commission. One ot the members of the commission is named on the newly appointed war trade board who is expected to function favorably to the big wool manufacturing interests as per the fashion In times like these. As to the soicalled commission. It was an easy enough mistake for us so far away to conclude that when we first lamped over the name wool commission that somebody had been appointed tor something by the government It turns out that the wool commission is nothing more nor less than a self-styled commission or aggregation of seven big eastern manufacturers who are out to manhandle the producers. While we can speak more �->r lets definitely ot the sins ot commission we can back them to the wall on any atni of omission for they are not overlooUng anything. >VhUe it has been coming better on wool for the last three years than in t^e old days jiust as everything produced on tbe land is trebled the year bator* lait the Canadian woollen mau-utacturers declined any invitation to do fast bidding on the properly graded well prepared product of the western farm and range flocks at the co^-ope-ratlre selling and grading stations ij Western Canada.' Two United States firms divided the clip.. One took Alberta and tbe qther Saskatchewan, at about 32 cents while the average eastern returns were about 42. Last year more ot our western wool was graded than ever-practically tbe whole clip-and a large proportion was set up In the yrool warehouse in Toronto properly classified and sorted up. Still no Canadian bids. Now the aggregation are out tor the embargo or a hammering of price that is the purest and most bold-faced exploitation of the western producer. should close up parts ot their houses and live in aud heat only two or three rooms. Gen. Lessard, inspector-general for Eastern Canada, is being sent to take charge of nillltary affairs at Halifax as supervisor of training. Col. Lang of Toronto military. district going witii him as-general staff officer. H. B. Thompson, food controller says that if Canada produces to the limit food rationing will not be necessary. He declares the panacea of fixed prices has tailed. Twenty-two thousand retail \ grocers he announced are to be placed under license. Rev. Father Joseph Victor Joubert, procurator of the Roman Catholic corporation of St. Bonitace, who died at St. Boniface hospital Saturday, was born at St. Pierre, ^Man;, JIarch 14 1879. He was the son of worthy pioneer farmer parents and was educated Louis Davenport, aged 21, a fireman on the Michigan Central railroad, was killed In ."Mofltrose yards by being struck by the engine of a passenger train. Captain Rupert Simpson, of Slm-coe and Cobalt, now in the Imperial army, who, after service In France, was transferred to Salonica in .May, 1917, has been raised to the rank of major. The bishop suffragan of Grantham, in the diocese ot UncoUi. England, the Right Rev. W. MacCarthy, D.D., will resign hla post as n suffragan bishop very shortly. The bishop has spent fifty years in Holy Orders, one-half ot which he spent in India. Notice appears - in the Canada Gazette that the '.J^riependent Order of Foresters, having complied with the requirements �* of the Insurance \ct, has, been granted a license to first at St. Pierre, afterward taking; transact ^n Canada the business., ot his classical course at St. Hyacintlie j life insurance. seminary and his theological course at Montreal. Card8)ton will be proud of Its school teacher who won the Military Crosa, W. J. Tupper, K.C., a veteran ot 1885, Northwest Rebellion, was unanimously elected president of the Army and Navy Veterans in Canada ^t the annual general meeting at Winnipeg. >J. H. Holman, a veteran of ISGti, Fenian Raid, was .elected first;.vice-president and Lieut. E. Cay, who served at the (front during this war with the 27th city ot Winnipeg battalion, was elected second vice-president. A. D. Braithwaite,-assistant g~eneral manager of the Bank of Montreal, has resigned his position, atid Is succeeded by F. J. Cockburn, with the title of acting assistant general manager. Mr. Bralthwalte'^s conufctlon with the Bank ot^Iontreal.i^Ces back about it) years.' Other changes in the llst'ot officials of the Bank ot Montreal'Include the appointment ot'O. R. Shanie as assistant to the^general manager. C. H. Cronyn has been appointed acting secretary of the bank. BACKTOS. ALBERTA Rumors To That_Effect-Ray-'mond U. F. A. Holds Meeting BIG LINER RUNS GAUNTLET SAFELY There is a marked division amongst Unionists'oVer one senate appointment in Alberta. One thing is certain the minister ot customs -win not do any 'explaining. Somebody says a .recent senate appointment is a joke and then somebody else observes that the senate Itself U a joke. , . Why not advertise Calgary as a winter resort?. Fifty above here, and 40 below in the east!--Calgary Al-bertan', ;  Lethbrldge is nillder yet. Overcoats are already shed, and e"lt stlckiJ are ',;!/ � tbe' utmpat confidence. In the 1 ^mtni8traUon the problem* of sol- .............., } ;>; M'flijri^-^AliBiWtr �nd *'>flt�rllhe-w�r being bornJslied up.' ' (From Our Own Conespondont) Raymond, Feb. 6.-Is Ray Knight coming back to Canada? That is the question being diwussed here considerably lately and it seems that it can be answered in tbe affirmative. Letters Just received from Provo, Utah, where Mr. Knight's folks live state that he is returning to dispose of the Knight Sugar Co. interests. Another and one that can be relied on comes from J. William Knight and it states that Ray will return shortly, possibly around the fifth or sixth of this month. A clipping just received from the south country credits Ray with an Interview and in it he surely boosts this country. The Idea conveyed In the "write-up" is that a visit was the cause of Mr. Knight being In that country. Dezze David, who enlisted a short time ago in the flying corps returned homo recently after falling to pass the final board. He went to Toronto and was In the service for five days when he received notification Ito rC' turn home. Dezsso, however, is not discouraged and intends to try again shortly. Mrs. William Fisher received a telegram on Monday stating that her mother was! at death's door -and that the daughters presence wa& desired, Mrs. Fisher left for Utah,, where her mother lives, the next morning. A boys basket ball tdam from hero recently journeyed to Taber where they were successful in def^atlnig a Taber crew. �.. U. F. A. Meeting. The local members of. the United Farmers ot Alberta hold an enthusiastic meeting last night wheti the work of the Calgary conventjoii was reviewed, President - James S. Anderson was in the chair, and In addition to introducing the speakeirs he spoke a short time on thq principles fpr which the organization Stands. Olar-oricQ Smith ajid J. AV. Evaris were the delegates appointed',to chronicle the doings of the gathering, and they took up considerable time showing In a clear manner the-jcauHoa leadhig up and the necoB3lty.s,iOt the- different measures nannai). r^irrlnar the avenlne An Atlantic Port, Feb. 7.-The Holland-American Line steamship'Nieuw Amsterdam, which sailed from Rotterdam January 25 after a long period of delay in that harbor, arrived'here yesterday. The liner had on board a large number of passengers, among them thirty Americans. SAYSSMITHWAS ' UNFOmUNATE CHOIEE London, Feb. (1.-The Westminster Gazette, commenting today on the; return from the United States, of Sir Frederick E. Smith, the British attorney general at a date earlier than intended and ^to reference in authoritative circles in America as to his speeches, says more Importance is attached in the United States tQ his cynicism about the league of nations idea, in which the Americans, really believe, than is attached to it here. "One always has some doubt," con-: tinues the newspaper, "whether Sir Fi'ederlck E. Smith was quite the happiest selection for a jnlsaion ot this kind. "American Irish would at every stage be v/atchUig for any slip,, in speech on the pan ot one whpm they only knew as the galloper of Ulster before the war and Sir FredorlokK, Smith, iH not the most discreet ot men when on his feet." , ' L. L. Pack dellvorod a stirring talk, with the subject "Why 1 am a Member of the U. P. A."., .The local or-ganisiotlon Intends to cianvass the district for greator membership ' and those who aiiondcd Mondays meeting will surely work with more onthus' iasm. � ! �  � The quurlnrly annual couterence ot the I'aylor Htakn will bo held hero this coming Satiinluy and Sunday. Jaro.oa A. Talraasu, an apostle of the Mor mou ciuircli and considered one ,of the brlghtosl nilnils In America, will probably addrcH.-i iho Batbarlnga., A local choir has comm'onoed od vertlsing a big Valentino ball which will bo hold hem on; the:-evening of the fourtuonlli. Invitations are to lie Issued to peoi)ic throughout the south ineijjding LothbruiB�aTftbWi;Gard8tpn, Magrath and StlrUM5fiBn(^H^?y; hope to hove a record at{p�nlnce, ..', ' If haven't I. you it you have missed the gutn flavor they are discussing in England^ in United ever Canada Black Jack, stick a ere in A # Pure chewing Gum # TIMES, Important Gathering To Be Addressed By Prominent Women Workers- ' The Women's Institutes' of Alberta ai'e holding a convention In Edmonton, March