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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 9, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta )UR - Irlblje t)eralt> OA I LV AN D VV E E K UV ^ Subscription Rates: Sally, delivered, por week lOe Dally, delivered, per year ......J5.00 Dally, by mail, per year ........$4.00 Weekly, by mail, per year......51.50 yr^ltly, by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 Bnslness Editorial TELEPHONES Office............... 12" omco ............... "2* W. A. Biiclianan ManagiiiB Director John Torranco Business Manager Dates of expirj- of subscripUons appear dr'ly on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration, date la our authority to continue the jubscrip-tlon. Vour King and Country right nowJ need you THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The British announfced a gain of ieonsiderable, importance on, the western front yesterday^ in the capture o� Grandcburt, on tie road to Bapaume. In fact, this ;gain^ �which is'in the sector where the CanadiaVs have been fighting since the beginning of the Somme offensive, is counted as the most important advance for some weeks. Another capture announced today is that cJ the village of SalUey-] Saillisel, which lies' more than half "way up on the road from Peronne to Bapaume, and gives thfe British a.further advantage In the drive towards Bapaume. ~ The allied front leading ji-om the south-east describes now almost a straight line from Peronne towards Bapaume, but be;ids away �westward to Grandecourt, north of Sailley-Salllisell. This bend is now �being straightened by the gains being made by the Britisli and Canadians. . ' The threatened hostilities between tfnited States and Germany, it is felt In Washington, can now only be a matter of hours away. Many large Jiners bearing "TInited States citizens are in mid-ocean or close to the dan--ger zone, and the overt act for which Washington is tensely waiting, with the anxious hope that it may not come, may occur at any moment. Yet, ly iac^tomethihg is to be si^id in favor ot the. proposed reglstratloh of engagements. They are or ought to be^, more than mere pourparlers, more 'than Informal negotiations pre-liminnry to (he marriage treaty. They are contracts in effect, and to require them to be recorded will emphasize their jWjntractual nature. Certainly thBf^ilWw,^-of, qontl-acts is the most sacred ot American laws. No doubt young people will rebel at the necessity of putting their love affairs in the hands of the state. But what rarsoual relations now escane regulation? It will still be possible to keep the njomentous event secret by relinquishing the right to sue, and it Is conceivable the courts will take cognizance of unregistered engagements as they do of common law marriages. At the same time it Is a dfr cided advance in legislative regulation to incorporate courtship In the statute books. TORY JOURNALS WELCOME TO THE JOB .Conservative journals are ha.ving the time of their lives trying to figure out how to explain away Hon. 't. W. brothers' "settlement" of the coal , strike.  They are welcome to the task I for it is a far from pleasant one. After ' dallying along for nearly two months in the dead of winter, first threatening the operators that the government would take.over the mines and manage them, and then telling the union officials to'so home and it would be se^n that an: increase was graiite^, Hbn. Mr. Orotihers comes west to'CaJ gary, lakes off his coat and promises to dig up from somewhere the tsum of $150,000 to pay the men what they -want- and -^keep the operators happy hecauae;^thfiy .don't have to do the The Chero*eo Indian nation has rolunteerodif^ services to the u, S, lirth'e~cviBnf ol'war.  � / A committee has beetti formed to' organize thu niobllliKttod of Italian woinen tor war work,' (ollowinK the esaniple set in France. J^resWont Wilson's action in breaking off diploiMtic,relations with Germany was 'upheld^ 'by John. A.: Fol-wartshny.i-vicp-presldent of the Ger-man-Amenoatf Alliance^ society of Mam^.t" - of the contract. That; was the only'the contract but acted-upon the spirit basis on which the operators accepted his proposal. Meanwhile the operators at Drum- sidered themselves "more or less bound by the contract"! The government was not even' "bound" to take the rifle with which the Canadian -soldiers were equipped and which-was unloaded.upon them for a year and ay half "^fter the first grim test notwithstanding the adverse reports- of Sir j;ohn - Prehth,') General Alderson and-^ir-.-Dougla8 .Halg. Sir Charles Ross has fornjally stated that he did not stand upon the "letter of of it" The late goveriuneut adopted this rifle as the regulation militia arm with the object of developing a dis- MeanwiiiiB uiJciaLw*o ...... i----- -, - , - ^, - heller-raised the price of coal and;tinctive Canadian weajion and. to pro- THERE IS SOMETHINfi ?WRON,G'SQIflEWHf RE . . ^ : . In~ai�attempJ to" mislead the gpebple, 'of EaS^m 'CaiJa&a-1nto",i- belief a f /(Hon. Mr. Crothers had settled the ccal strike on some sort of reasonable plan, a dispatch was sent out from Calijary as follows: Calgary. Feb. 4.-The Minister of l.,af}or|. jHon, ,T. W> Cwtlxers, before jdapartiiig for' the east this imornfhg, �announced a settlement of the trouble ^between ,the miners and the _operat-'pru. The settlement requires-'t^e op-.�raiors to provide the nine'and a half Jper cent, increase in wages. ^ It is itindorstQod that the operators �will add ithis increase to prices to 'consumers. . This statement is as far from the \ruth as it could possibly be. One ^jnight almost believe that it wais con J tocted In'a Conserii'ative newspaper' c^ce to save Hon. Mr. Crothers' face y^e long as possible, or on the hope 4hat the real basis of settlement vrould .Jiever reach the east. >],', -�-- ,. jiVHERE DOES LETHBRIDGE �JJJAND IN THIS CONTROVERSYr '� The'city oj granted the increas| the miners asked for. The result is that the dperators at Drumheller are forced now to pay the increase and sell their coal at an increase in competition with the members of ^e .Operators' association, who can afford to undersell them because they are getting a lift from the government. �^e arernot (marreling witft.,the fact tlfat'\they:min�'s''are '-getting^ an 'liS creased wage." Very likely fne'y'"are entitled at the second battle of y;^es,.!fp April-May, 1915, it was fQund. to be iun^apted to the conditions of aqtiial war. It jammed after a certain number , of shots had been fired. Tet uotwith-Btanding this discoyep? ? tha.. govern-!nt, 'Uircra^h Sir,Sa|iij^'uillies, coined Ao>ior^e the npop the pa-i nadlan' troops'; and kept die process going until a.-few months ago. Reports from officers in high command �feSftdemning it were suppressed! There niust be something very indefensible about the whole affair jvhen Sir Lyman B; (^qoley, eminent Ctvilw-glneer and'the man ^vho^ made ^the Chicago rlyer^'now toward iU' source in building ; the  dralnope caVal, died at his home in Evanston, a^suburb.ol Chicago. Hie was CC years old. Capt. Daniel Warwick, of , Frooni fiell, a" little, village between,'lh|f � Cough Cure is - IucompiU.'ahIeI%.Tlt� healing principles -In .-.Veno!?: Boothi i tho tr^,itated surfaces of the'air ila^av, ageB," and restore ;t�r;inuooUB -mem-brnno to healthy naturaraOtiQiiilJheni the, stoppedrup ,foollpK; jtJi^v.mornlnt cough and constant ol6arlilii;r(>'^'''>>� throat, s6 ohivra'cteriaUcof ttMaliaiScl. tt^rOat catarrh, -are soort'/j^everd'onie and cure follows,, move, of Wss raipld-ty according to the Bovorlty ot>thc case. Prices 80 cents arid 60 diSnts, froip. (Ir^iggjstB, nqd.storjil .thrpttghout � Canada:-Adv^Vtlsenient' .'^tliilf the ^population ofc large towps |,iira"ermany'are/B,ivrterlrig tvofa a-dls-case caused by^inordinate^ eating of. Jiyn ____' ; LlEUTENAftlT H. A. STARES Musical ."Bachelor. Commandant of the Canadian Divisional Band at Br^ehott^, camp.' was going to make- the Canada In geijeral pay the cost of a settlement, why didn't he put over his sample of diplomacy at Ottawa when the first conference was held early in December ? What was the use of 'Waiting for a couple of months? And on.March 31st anothet; agree, ment between the operators and min ersiis-to be signed. ItJs quite withli^ -the-possibilities that the miners will ask for another wage increase. And it Is quite possible that the operators will refuse it. Tatting Hon. Mr. Crothers' wise settlement of the strike as a precedent, we may expect that if a ^iffeVeitce of five doll&rs per man -iier .week is Involved, the government w41t'ie:6hly too pleased to pay it. So . uroinera'i auuuL lug whui^ .jt^-.*--^ T people otniobfe^^leems it necessary to" dodge behind the excuse that - the government was "more or less bound": to endanger the .-{iTes and 'safety^ of the Canadian soldiers witk an inadequate weapon for .months after its'- inadequacy was revealed, because of a -contract entered into by the i latejgovern-; ment with the rifle company years'before. Canada wa#i and is, at war- not playing 'in^l^JgB or. swapping real estate. ' * : , ' � � 'I'ne city o^ Calgary is going to learn |^^jjjqjgjj^jjjy. pieasea to pay n. au Jwjiat the liw'Murts have .to sayi about and the miners should ttie exdlusivenesB  of  the franchise ' .i. -----m pranted to the gas company. Already &e city has won the first roun^l ot the worry. All the miners will have to do in'^slack time during the summer months will Tie to work one day a SiOntroversy. It is going to a higher {-^^^ 'necelve the government pourt to see if it can win further, and ^ j^^j^^g-^jj. seventy-five or five dol-testablish its right to pipe gas into the FERNIE DMCT Lazarus St.'Louls, a colored 'Porter, was fined S200 and costs in Torontd for having or ^ving- liciuor onva.tralh bound from Vancouver to Torontoi'.A member of the -divisional � cyclists ! corps swore thatSt. T^inls asked $11 I for a bottle of Hudson's'bay ruiia. But that he parted^ with the; liquor for $7 Edgar Beeoher'llioMfeoni author and Imnter, died at Naw*YoTk./?;.He-.wa8 stricken with apoplexy^' while''delivering an addrcssvt- Mr'., Bronsou-he'l^ the record for high balloon, aso^nBioii for tlic country for 40 year3.,�^e-'Was a friend of Colonel Theodore-Ropser. velt, and had hunted in. the-African jungles before the former president made his trip there. ..^ The first unit fr^ Leiand Stanford? Jr. university In the American j automobile ambuiancecorpa-of'81 iuide,r, graduates have left for^ New. - Ydrk: where it will embark tOr -France; The unit was organized by the Friends', of France, which is partly-.-flna'nclngv the venture. The men-wi}l .!?��..equiped by the French governpient - on' their arrival on the French >frontiv> ' John Mitchell, a- prominoat farmer of Roblin, MaUit district, died from-the effects of burns-feceivfid while lighting the fire with poal- pll. , The oil exploded, the fire-qj^tchlnB,ou to h�s night cloUies ijndybnrnii>g,h|fl> sO that there was vary ilittle.; skin; left oii his body. He jIB ""a.raon'.ioil James Mitchell,, a well-to-do -farmer who has resided in the district ror the past thirty years. He ieavea, a wife and one small child. ' . .....v ..-i^.- City and distribute it'to consumers ,,I� the Calgary people are granted ihis right, it Is very likely that the ^iharter granted by the citizens of " iJethbridge five years ago does not /�sclude the .city either. The city ^honld learn from the city solicitor this opinion in "the matter. The .ques-i Jtion opens up many possibilities and 'V'lll be followed with the greatest in- . Itorest by the citizens. ' lars -as' the- case may be; ' For statesmanship, commend us to THpn. Mr:'Crothers' settieme'nt of the coal sjtrike; which so pleases our Conservative friends. ^JOETTING THE LAW ON ^HE ENGAGED ONES Premier Sifton and his .cabinet have >neen very energetic in preparing ad-.Stfjp.nced legislation for this session's ypprogram, but they lack a step in the 'jj^rogresslveriess of - Michigan 'wiiere vthe state legislature 1s considering', a ANYTHING AT ALL FOR AN EXCUSE . The press dispatch of the debate on the Ross rifle in the House of Commons, says the Victoria Times, reports the prime -minister as stating that the government was "more or less bound" by the terms of the .contract made by the late adminiatration-with tlie rifle company. This Is the most amazing excuse for a dereliction o.t duty that has fallen from the lips of a responsible minister In this or any;'other country-in ' a long, -lOng -iaw to ^oihpeb- state regulation of 1 while; It means that no matter how ;dourtship? The New York Worid com- i dangerous to our soldiers the Ross fSPOPial.-tp tJie.Wei-ald) Pernle, Feb. 8,-The rpporb of Secretary Cummingft of the ^amalgamated Patriotic Fund for the F.ernle district shows a total:collection ;for the month of January of $2818.90 a.M a disbursement ofHhe-sanie amount to the local Red Gros3-socleties,.'rcjbacco-.Fund and printing.- This raises the-10131 collected in this district since-the beginning of, the work of $47i660.26.N These figures speak .volumes for the patriotism of the people of the Feriile district, and Mr. Cummings is looking for still larger contributions as ,the organization becomes -more eflflcfent and drilled in the work of presentjiig the needs of the fund to the people of the district. BERLIN WANTS'THESE TREATIES .RENEWED Berlin, -via London, Feb. >8. - The German foreign office last night asked Janies W. Gerard, .tlie United States ambassador, to sign a proposal reaf-firmlAg the treaties of 1779 and 1828. The ambassador referred the government officials to Spanish and Swiss interme^Jiaries. .feients on the proposal, saying: Legislative regulation of matrimony lijiroceeds apace. Now a bill is in pros-^ID'ect .-in , the Michigan legislature .re-, iquiring engagements of marriage to m recorded by the county clerk and rifle-may lie shown to have been at Ypres. no matter how many may. have been slain or maimed through being equtpr id with it, the government continued to impose a deadly handicap ^XgTharinThe abs^^nS thT.iupon^^ because It wa,/'more or Sjjirmailty neither party can bring suit npr breach,of promise. " ; sjnore'^ilaw," more fees and another (Ittle jog to the cost of living and bvlng. Must the happy secret be first �onflded to the state as a condition, of pllecUng damages in case the plight-trotii 'Ifi bro^cen?. What with eu.- less bound" ; by a contract- between .ti�ff, conipan)^; a^'d the lovernment's pr^deiessors. (Wi that ground, if the late government had contracted to equip;th6 Canadian forces with broom sticks or- toy balloons. Sir Robert Borden and his colleagues would have war broke Have con- Ycu Will flnd relief in Zun-Buki It euee the iHiiW sNnii pein, etopt dlMdinf^lHifl.. ease. Perseveranee, with Zuft. Buk, means cure. Why liot prove this? M'>nw!^^etorm^. SUFFEBEB FROil'ikiiOl^e : Dear Mr. Editor-I i^iih (n tell y%m fa recent ezperienoe. I-bad %h(B raf. fering from baokacbei^waijyE bt^k, rheo* niatism, dropsy, and. copglBtion of'thd kidneys. I tried a new,aiedieins called " Annric>" which baa reWX and bladder .diseaseB- and :ilitQa;aMmpi{r.{ you've never used-the }HA*)rje/v,.pnt thia ont. and - send'te9eentfl''|Pi. Doctor Pierce for a large iampie-|lidltat9/ I7hia will prove to you |tb9tpT�^r''?pjrT rector. If yon ara AWCerar,jfj^^p ypof, best druggist and aapfdr �^ Weent boS of "Anurlo." 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