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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta IXGE FOUR : XctbDri^fle, fllbcrta OAILV AND tVEEKLV Subscription Rates: Oaliy, delivered, per week ..... 10c : Sally, delivered, per year ......�S.OO D�Uy, bjr mall, per year........9400 Weekly, by mall, per year......$1-60 jnrMkly, by maii, per year to U.S..S3.00 THE LETHBBIOGE DAILY TELEPHONES BBSlness Office................ "53 Editorial Office ............... i*-** W. A. Buchanan John Torrance Managing Director Business Manager CAUQARY TORY SLIPS 'A COG br. Spankie, president of the Calgary Conservative association, slopped over when he spilled the following choice bit of information into the ear of a News Telegram reporter when speaking about the proposal that the soldiers elect two nienii>er8 to reprosenttConsUtt;enciea at large; 'This is one ot 'Lil Arthur's cun-ivjhg tricks, but I'm badly mistaken if everyone won't seo through it at a glance. He knows very wed that the soldiers are Conservatives, that by far 4,-Jotvea nmtft, ;h stops entirely. Splendid lor hronchitis, croup, whooping coueh and bronchial asthma. � Pines is a highly concentrated compound of >iorway pine extract, combined with {Tuaiacol and is famous the world over for its hcalins effect on the membranes. To avoid disappointment ask for "2% ounces of Pines" with full directions and don't accept anythine else. A cuar-antee of absolute satisfaction or money promptly refunded coe's with this preparation. The Pinex Co., Toronto, Ont shame, but only one. but surely this could It would be- not be-were the prime minister to retain in his place as a minister "of the crown a Ftiil upholds, the principle of free j representation in tlip. legislature, it is; man the spirit ot-whose whole record travel of the seas for neutrals. This!gagj|y the mcst advanced bit of legis-jis of a piece with Mr. Justice-Gait's Is the reason that no convoy is to be' rrovided for the AmeHcan" liner St. liOuis, ahout to sail for England. President AVilson still is awaiUng the Illegal act by Germany which may bring about open hostilities. Two^ TJnlted States ciUzens have already (be lation affecting the soldiei-s* provin- cial intPJ-ests which has been put up anywhere'in Canada, and envious and tnsuHing attempts by such men as Dr. Spankie will jiot change that fact. Members ejected by the soldiers will soldiers' representatives before Buffered death in the sinking of Bri- anything else, and both sides of the tish boats, and yesterday the British house will listen to them very care-liner California was torpedoed, with fully. Soldiers' votes spread through-many passengers . aboard, booking | out the constituencies from which they from U. S. points, but who. it is ex-1 came are swallowed up In the larger plained, were not IT. S. citizens. . Germany continues to increase her toll of vessels under the submarine ^arfare, yesterday half a dozen. .rJe-Urns being announced. Nc U. S. boat tas as yet been sunk illegally. 'With the expression of increased determination of the allies to pursue the war. King George opened the British House of Commons yesterday. Desultory fightiag, is reported from the war fronts. The Germans were i able to penetrate French lines in Lorraine, but were subsequently repulsed. nuihber-of voters at home, and no member thus elected feels specially called on to represent the Interests of the soldiers more than any other member. The Alberta government has paid a tribute to the boys in' trenches who, we feel sure, wUl not agree with Dr. Spankie of the Calgary Conservative association that it Is one of Sifton's "cunning tricks." accusation. It would be but mockery and the part ot a hypocrite to profess indignatlcu at Prussian dishonor, and all the while to,give to Itobert Rogers a place and a 'power in the councils ot ^Canada." People's Forum THE CASE OF SERbT. GOBELLE CITY.fiHOULD .PROTECT,--GAS RIGHTS FOR FUTURE Cornraissioner Freeman projected ftn important question into' the discussion of the Grace mine purchase pronosal when he asked whether it mifrht not, be possible that the city would have its own gas supply by the time the present gas. francliise expires. Thb Dossibilities contained in the suggestion should not be overlooked, fhf Herald understands that the city" of Edmonton either has se- , cured or "is endeavoring ^to secure (rom the Domfnlon government a gas �Rnd oil lease which will insure the capital a supply of gas. the understanding being that the government will reserve" the lease for the city until such time as the city is ready to flrill and pipe the gas to the city con-Bmners. If this is so, Lethbridge Should look alive and endeavor to ee'cure a similar concession. TAKE A PLEBISCITE ON MINE PURCHASE Mayor Hardie^ like Brace's spider. Is going to try again. He rather fayorE! a plan to submit to the rate payers a proposal to purchase the Grace mine for ?45,000 and no frills attached. Before the bylaw was sent to Ed-nionfou for approval the Herald urgeil the council to submit it to a plebiscite ot the people, feeling that they should have some voice in deciding whether ft bylaw for the whole proposition ehould be submitted or a bylaw for the purchase only. It cost ?125 to nubmit the bylaw for the approval of the. Board of Utilities. The Herald's course, had it been followed, would probably have avoided at least a part cf this expenditure. However, the Herald would like to Bee the ratepayers given a chance to vote on the purchase Question divorc-' ed from the larger expenditure advo-catied by the mayor. It would be as well to learn whether the ratepayers believe the property to be worth the CONSERVATIVE PRESS SILENT ON ROGERS SCANDAL Bob  Rogers, he of the Carter contract deal, rose in the House of Commons yesterday and proceeded once mare- to try,-to. clear his skirts by, Im-pu?ii:ng the character of Mr. Justice Gait; of Winnipeg. That he succeeded we; very much doubt. He "may  succeed witb narrow party organs of the Toronto. News stripe, .but with the raak and file of Canadians he stands convicted /on a charge which would be^ seribtts enough in any case, but doubly sp when a minister of the crown is implicated. Comment of eastern papers is very strong against Rogers,; and especially against his accompanying, in his official capacity. Sir Robert Borden to the Imperial conference in London. "The prime minister's sense of personal honor," said the Ottawa Citizen (independent) on Friday, "must com pel him to protect the crown by re tiring Mr..Rogers until he has cleared himself of the verdict brought in by Mr. Justice Gait." Under the caption, "A Question of Canada's Honor," the Toronto Globe of Saturday has this to say: - "The stain of it would have been black enough, and the scandal of it shameless enough, had the men in volved been private citizens and the whole transaction a private affair. But it is the government that is impllcat od. It is the common honesty, every day integrity, the character and repute for ordinaiT truthfulness of a minister ot the crown that is impugned. "And it is by a lustlce of the court tha{ this most serious accusation is made, deliberately made in writing, and repeated over and over again, an accusation admittedly based on sworn evidence before the justice himBelf, serving as a commissioner appointed by a provincial government to investigate ^ grave charges of malfeasance in connection with a great provincial work, a public work with which the very minister who Is now accused, and who now boasts that he recommended the commissioner for appointment to the bench, had officially and directly to do. "There is only one minister of the valuation placed upon it, and whether they consider, it a necessary purchase 1 crown in Canada who answers that To the HMltor of the Daily Herald: Dear Sir,-^A great deal has been _, said and written re the Khaki League the and returned soldiers'and Sergeant Gobelle in particular. It was my fortune to know Sergeant Gobelle very well previous to hi,s enlisting and serving, in the trenches in France. " J \ Some few years ago 1 was in charge of the mechanical department of- the Royal Collieries, Ltd., andi during a part of the time I was there Sergeant-Gobelle worked under me as an engineer and 1 say without any hesitation whatever that he performed bis duties .as an engineer at all,times in a' manner creditable to' himseif and to the satisfaction of the company. Also that he ieft of his own free will and accord with a clear record , behind him. I wish to state that I have been asked regarding Mr. Gobelle both on the street and by phone, and I take this means ot . setting this matter right before the public. It Is charged th^t he .iJUmed a boiler and was discharged by the R. C. Co. This, I say. Is absolutely false and must have been founded by some person fpr a selfish reason. I see in your paper under the head Ing, "Is the Khaki League dead or sleeping?" that Mayor Hardle told Gobelle he was physically unfit for such a responsible Job as the hospital job. This I cannot understand and if so there certainly Is a great deal of inconsistency somewhere. I understand tliat Mr. W. Uoyd sent for him (by the mayor's orders) and offered him a job as assistant at the hospital steam plant at the magnificent sum of fSS per month, but he only had to work 17 hours per shift on a little'over 12%c. an hour- surely not physically unfit, rather*] mentally unfit. Tet "We must not be too hard. Mr. Gobelle told me that Mayor Hardle was very good to him in the way of finding work, for him at odd jobs, though the pay was small. In conclusion, I wish to express my views on this. That it is too bad there is not more effort put forth for the welfare of the returned veterans. They give up their all to fight for king, country and homes and we derive the benefit while they return wounded and .unfit. We should do all in our power to give them at least as remunerative a job as they left when going to the front, and I say we should cry for, shame on the man who would be so mean himself a*''to start false rumors about burning boilers and discharges, etc. Just one more item, Mr. Editor, before closing. Mr. Gobelle holds an Alberta third class engineer's certificate (good tor 100 horse power) issued on the recommendation of Mr. Nat. Marshall, a provincial boiler inspector. This, Mr. Gobelle could not hold had be ever burned a boiler in Alberta. Thanking you in anticipation of seeing this in print, I remain, "Vours very truly,,  MAX DONALDSON, Coaldale, Alta., Phone Ri,-006. The Bishop's Palace at Exeter has been occupied for some time pust by 20 or 30 invalided Bed Cross ftJJfSe?, Lieut. Careltoh M. Clement, sort of Mr. Justice Cement of Vancouver, has been gazetted a flight ciftptiln in tlie Royal Flying Corps. Over $6,000 has already been raised at Victoria to secure land .for the Domlntlon FUm, "Co., to start their new enterprise at tliat city. The "Rocky Mountain Rangers" of B. C, has been broken ud In England, and also the "Kamloops" Own," two regiments of British Columbia. Vancouver is to be eliminated as'a-regular port of call by the vessels oif the fleet plying between Japan and the British Columbia coast.' v The Ottawa Evening Journal, and Ottawa Evening Citizen announced the price of these papers will be two cents a copy instead of one cent, as heretofore. The Public Board of Niagara Falls has adopted a schedule Increasing the salary, both at the present time" and the maximum, of every teacher on the staff. The Ontario executive ^f the Retail Jferchants' association wants the government to enact legislation fprciiig farmers to have their names printed on butter wrappers. Rev. William NIcholls, forme rly'ipi-migration phaplain at HalifaHi has been appointed incumbent of � the Parish of New Eublin, Nova Scotia. Three-year-old Edward Collins, of Toronto, was terribly scalded . about the back when he accidentally fell into a tub of boiUag water while, playing with a small friend in a neighbor's house. Rev. W. H. Pary, Methodist minister at Klnistino, is now military,secretary at the Y. M. C. A., in .connection with the 243rd battalion at Prince Albert. Intimation has 'reached. London that Lieut. Chas. Ivey, son of Mr. and! Mrs. C. H. Ivey of that city, is, to bO; decorated with the Military Cro?s. He went to France with the 3rd, piyi-' sional Engineers. . ', Rev. A. L. G. Clarke chapia,iii of 118th battalion, C. B. P., andforinerly rector of Waterloo, has been appoint-! ed rector of St. George's Goderich  (Diocese of Huron.) Colonel the Rev;i Richard Henry Steacy, the director of the Canadian: Chaplain Service, has been created,a' Companion of St; Michael and St George (C.M.G.) The Executive of' the Belleville City Council has recommended" that $500 be graiited to the recruiting fund of the 235th battalion whose bead-quarters are stationed here. , Poverty is threatened ainong the Indians of the north because of a shortage In furs this year. It .ip.likely the government will take, a, hand! in theiway of relief as the.Indians' in the north counttT depend almost entirely the hunting'and trapping, and have done little toward the cultivating of the soil. - ,. t James B. Stewart, or Steward, [ charged with . murdering' Police O'tfi-/ cer Marshal Jackson, of Winnipeg^ has been committed at Windsor fOr trial at the next court of C9mpetent jurisdiction which will be the spring assizes, to be held in Sandwich next month. By the will ot Mrs'. Mary E. Cock-burn, widow of Mr. to be competed for by the Upper Canada College Cadet Corps. The jewels which, the late Sir George White owned' were sold at . . Christie's auction rooms, Londoi, Eng. flfi S;�Hr''" w.rS "ult"'- n75,000. A necklace Of'severity-'?lf.^ll''K'r!l^.L-5'1"^Jn one graduated pearls broMht. $38,- 500, and $32,500 was paid for one of, seventy-nine pearls. A ipearl collar of twelve rows with three bars of brilliants fetched $8,000, �arid a rope of brilliants with a festoon in the. centre, $11,000. It Is, estimated that j these jewels will to America. � At.'tl),e capipalgn In Mooae^'Jaw, In ltd ot.bllndBoldtera, $1,575 was real-Iced la two weoka, . ..... ) \F|�;A, Lefkk. an engineer for .Gordon ItpJitmw and F^res". at Aloose "Jaw, who came frpm Winnipeg a month Dg'p, allied after a short illness, from pneumonia. i At A meeting ot soldiers' wives al BranCford they decided to organize an auxiliary to make it hot for all the slackers in that city. Another organization was effected to assist in the' Patriotic Fund campaign. .f. A Import from Coliing^vood aays the Merchants Bank of Canada is buying the Central hotel property there: Alterations will be made to provide banking facilities for the Colliugwood branch. Cabarets hereafter are to close in THUB5PAY, mBnV!/^y^�Um ROYAL YEAST overitq him?, Tta^,answer is easy. No? ' ^ A scheme of this kind would frustrate the object.-I The law makers have lirovlded 'for: auch cases. And, I think it: takes one fourth of the voters'^at IbBt,oIeotlon to make a petition valid,' The'law also provides that }t such a petition Is presented it becomes.the duty'of "the Lieutenant. Governor-in-CouncIl to appoifit an auditor Again, if the ta.\ payers of any town desire, to have their accounts audited Calgary at 12 o'clock on Saturday, In � 16gal way..who can object? And evening and 1 o'clock every- other' why should such taxpayers be styled evening. This phase ot the new ca-1 kickers. baret^ bylaw was finally passed after discussion at the regular council meeting. Lieut. C. Everett Thompson, an officer of tha No. 2 Army Medical Training Depot, succumbed to pneumonia at Base hospital. Gerrard St., (Toyonto. The deceased was 22 years ptiage, a native of Hamilton, Ont., where his father has been principal of the Collegiate school for over 30 yeffs., _^ : y THE CARD8T0N AUDIT Cardston, Feb. 6th, 1917. Editor; Lethbridge Herald. ; Dear Sir: In your issue of Feb. Bth- appears an article headed: Demand an Audit of 'Town Books. "Your correspondent seems to take ifeBu6 at the request. If everything is straight and clear, there is noth^ Ing about an audit' of accounts to alarm anyone. ; The question about who will pay the bill is simple-the people. Let fis suppose that the kickers agree to pay all costs. Can they in and of! themselves employ an'audi(t>r and demand the town books to be turned There must be SometlUng not Just right. For this the'patltloivs lit 4ues-tion are being circulated and to ihow' that a public audit Ib necdBSWy., Almost 50 per cent, of the votera-have signed the petitions.^.. In conotttslon will say that it often occur*, that the kicker Is right. It Ib that legal kick of the Britisher that eom^ do not like. Respectfully, WILLIAM BOLDER, , ,~- r oardston. FUR SALES BRIiyia ,13*000,000 St. Louis, Feb. 2.-Total sales ot $3,000,000 had been made In the five-day fur auction here when it ended tonight. LOANS FOR LIVESTOCK THE Ci^ADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE is prepared to entourage the development of the Western livestock industry. by extending liberal credits to good farmers to purchase breeder and feeder, livestock. FINISH THE FEEDERS IN CANADA KEEP THE HEIFERS AT HOME In 1915 about 45,000 head of feeder cattle were taken from � the Winnipeg stock yards for distribution among! farmers iii the Northwestern States, representing a serious loss to Western Canadian farmers. We wish to assist in stopping thismovement. Consult us before selling'unfinished stock. If you must set), let us try to find you a buyer at home and build up your own distrkU Lethbridge Branch- - R. T. Bryriiher, Mgr. In connection with the electric light and power utility. If it can be shown that the mine is needed in this con-�'paction and the people show by their :;,;yot^8 that, they accept the statement iithat It is, necessary, we believe it receive favorable consideration x^j^roili'the 3oard>of Utilities for, while ;'fpfkr^Ing towns and cities from under-staking rash projects, we do not believe the boaJd of a proposal which is not of a "^gambliVg nature, but which : rather would tend- to help out the |iti.'itieB already established.' accusation. He is the Hon. Robert Rogers, now minister of public works in the Dominion government, formerly minister of public works in the Manitoba government at Winnipeg. "Tliere could be one thing more scandalous, more disgraceful, more dishonoring to Canada. That would be for public men and humble journals to approve this incriminated man, to pretend to condone his conduct, or to plead for anything but justice for his offence. "And lower than that there could AMBASSADOR V^ILL PROBE SINKING OF BELGIAN RELIEF SHIP KEEPUBIPE AND WITH be one deeper death, one blacker ington. London. Feb. 7. - Walter HInes Page, the American ambassador, has been notified that the sole survivor ot the eBlgian relief ship, Lars Kruse, which was sunk by a torpedo or mine! near the Belgian coast, Monday, has been landed in France. / Mr. Page telegraphed .this report to Ambassador Sharp at Paris with the request, that he get in touch with the survivor and forward his full account of the sinking of the relief ves-1 sel to the state department at Wash- Best When Bilious, i\c\i, Headachy, Constipated, or /'or'Baci'Breath or Sour. Stomach. Be cheerful! Cle^n up inside tonight and feel fine. Take Cascarets to liven your liver and clean the bowels and 'stop headaches, a bad cold;,bil-lonaness, offensive breath, coated tongue,, sallowness, sour stomach and gases. Tonight take Cascarets and enjoy the nicest, gentlest .liver ^nd bowel cleanser you ever experienced. Wake up feeling grand-Everybody's doing It. Cascarets best-laxative for children also.-Advertisement. WE SAVE YOU MONEY' ON WEARING APt'AHELikSHQES FOR YOURSELF & FAMILY HENNESEY& WILSON NORTH LETHBRIDGE. BUSINESS PROPOSITION- ---Buying Shoes is Strictly a Business Propositmn SPEND YOUR COIN WHERE YOU CAN SPEND IT MOST ADVANTAgiiTOfe getter Shoes - Better Wear , y: Better Fits - Better Valflcs SKould Be Your StAndpoint for Judging Jhis Store's policy is to supply the Latest and Best at prices far below the u3iiaL A Few of our SPECIAL OFFERINGS for FRL&Wt* Women's Stylish Lace and Button Boots Plain kid and patent vamps. Cuban heels-Values to $6.00 at Women's Dress Boots In kid, gun-metal and .patent leather vampa. K i d-skln or clpth tops. A variety of 'ctyles. Val ues to $6.00. Special at Men's Kid Slippers Comfortable ' with leather olea and heel*> A re-I OA markable vaUie at, pr A��iV Women's'Felt TtmiHe Slippers A variaty. of. styles iand patterns. Valuea to 7 ( $1.75, at, pair ,..... I Misses' Dress and School Boots � Lace and button. Sices up to 2. Different atylea and leathers. Reauiar a -to $4.00. .......,. Womens Dorothy Dodd Lace and Button Boots Small sizes : only. This well known m a k e selling regular at $5 to $6.60. Friday and : Saturday Special Men's Felt Bostii i Regular to $3.60. BOJS' felt Boots Regular to $3.00. $t.!IO Women's Dress Boots Smart,'lace and button boots.Jn a variety of styles. Shoes that will sell at double, by spring. Regular to $6.50. Men's Servlce'ble Boots Black and tan. Genuine oak soles. Regular $5.00. pr. $3.20 Children's Boots iSiaes Si/gto 8. Reg- ular to $2.00. $1.20 Men's Fine Dress Boots The latest classy styles just arrlV' ed. The new mahogany and Q CA dark tans. Prlees from B.&O-OeuU THE CUT-RATE 116 Fifth Street South AMERICAN BOOT SHOP ' Bentley's Old St^nd ;