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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETMBRIDGE DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1018 "7 OAILYANO WEEKLY Proprietors and Publlshan JTME LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED ei eth street South, Lethbrldge ' W, a. Buchanan PresWent and StanaginR Director laha Torrance - - Buslatps Manager TELEPHONES Business Office .............. 1252 JMltorinl Office ............... 1224 Subscription Ratej: i Daily, cieUvered. per week ..... .10 DRlly, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Dally, by mail, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by piall. per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$3.00 Dates of expirj- of subscriptions appear dally on address label. Accept-�ncQ of papers r.fto. 'e.xplrativ.n riato Is pijr authority to centlnue the subscription. the PROGRESS OF THE WAR Russia's declaration thai she is now out ot the war will cause liltte change lu the war situatiou, according to allied authorities, as the allies have estimated upon Just such a contingency lor a long time.' Russia has been a nonentity in the war for so long that the allies are fully prepared tor the �renluality created by the complete demobilization of Russia's anules, and the release of so many flKhtlng units of the Teutons from confinement m Russia as prisoners. Lloyd-George in his speech to the commons at its opening does not see any substantial difference i in the speeches of Chancellor Hertling and Count Gicrnin regarding Teuton peace terms. REALIZES SERIOUSNESS OF THE SITUATION In the opinion of R. A. Rigg, the widely known Winnipeg labor man, who has j'u.^t returned from a conference of labor men held at Ottawa, "the food situation tn Canada is already serious. It i& bound to become more"* serious. There have been 30 many guesses as to when the war will end an^ so many ot them have proved to-be wrong, that I will,hazard no prediction as to that," went on Mr. Rigg. '^But whether tlie.^ war' ends soon or late, the food situation will remain serious, for a considerable time. This is the great fact that the people must face and ihe sooner they face It seriously the better." , 2ifr. Rlgg's advice is sound and should be heeded before it is too late. He knows the facts, as they were revealed, at the labor conference, and is therefore seized with the real seriousness of the situation. CULTIVATE THE VACANT LOTS Lethbrldge people should take up Bertonsly and systematically the cultivation of garden plots this year. In doing so they are carrying Out a patriotic purpose and largely assisting the allies. The more food we produce ii Individuals and as a country, the iJQtJer it will be for our soldiers and for our allies and for the future of the urorld. tOardeii-plots can produce collectively "an enormous amount of food. Mr. Ji A. OllTer, president of the Port Arthur board ot trade, in his reCent presidential address pointed out that a iarden 100 grew produce valu-' ed ait .1203.36. The labor on this plot cost, $75; fertilizer, $6; seed, $9; a total ot $90. .The Garden Club ot Port Arthur pro-ducted $26,527 worth ot vegetables, etc., during the season. The potatoes (Town In the gardens and vacant lots were valued at |0,900; the beets, $2,-850;' cabbages, 1,485, and so on in pro-pbrtlon. For this year a Boys' Potato Brigade has been recruited, and production may beat the 1917 record. ijjethljrldge should riot delay in or.; Canizing a campaign to cultlval6 the vacant lot*. ly all the time. Tho eastern mem- j bera, many of them at any rate, can ( go homo each week and look after I their business interests. Tho western member Is forced to leave his business under the direction ot other ' people for from flvo to six months In i the year. A (rip home means an absence ot two weeks and ha cannot afford that time from his duties at Ottawa. Admitting the existonco of these conditions, we do not favor, however, the Increase of the indemnity at this time. Economy is most desirnblo and public men should bo demiindiiig its ! praclicc, and therefore it would 00 ridiculous for public men to favor an ! increase in their indemnities while | calling'upon the public to economl/.e. Undoubtedly tho time is near at hand when the Indemnity must bo increased but the present Is not the time. Our M.P's must bo consistent and practice economy as well us preach it. -* PICKED vmrn ^ PASSING THE BUSy^TfAN ONl^Y FAIR TO PRODUCE FACTS Tho attack upon the Mormon church by Rev, Dr. Ferguson, au official of tho Presbyterian church, is unwise because it is not accompanied by any ovidenco to bear out the statements made. It is easy enough to insinuate but it Is another matter altogether to produce proof. Dr. Ferguson has no sympathy with jMorroon beliefs and practices and he has a perfect right to disagree with that church and it3 methods. When he enters upon another path and alleges that the Mormon people are not loyal and are resorting to the practice of polygamy he should produce proof. He can learn the recruiting record amongst the Wornion people, and ho can ascertain also their contributions to patriotic causes and government loans. It will be tlmo enough for him to cast aspersions upon their loyalty and morality when ho proves his statements. Tho Herald maintains that facts and figures should be produced before charges of this kind are circulated, broadcast. If any oi the Mormon people are disloyal they should be interned and it they are practicing pol.v-gamy the administrators ot Canadian laws are negligent in their duties ii not dealing with them. Until Dr. Fergusoti can furnish proof ot his statements, he should not rush into print and when he has the proof, he should get the law on the trail of Van offenders. Dr. Ferguson may honestly view Mormonism as a menace but to charge the Mormon people with disloyalty and unlawful practices, witli-out producing proof is certainly unfair not only to the Mormon people but to himself. When he does produce proof .he- can look to the Herald for support of a thorough investigation and prosecution of the wrongdoers. As to patriotic effort it is only fair �0 say, and the Herald is not going to enter into dIsct;Bsion of the issues raised by Dr. Ferguson, that many Mormon communities have made real sacrifices of men and money for war purposes. There are a number of Mormon homes mourning the loss ot men, who have given up their lives for the allied cause. Then we can take Magrath as an instance at a Mormon community that has given generously to the Red Cross, the Patriotic Fund and the Victory Loan. There may be so-called disloyal people amongst the >lormous but there can be found people disinterested In the war and failing to contribute to war causes, in communities almost wholly Canadian by birth. Wo have some of them right here in Lethbrldge. John Burgess, a pioneer of Todmor-dcn, Ont., Is dead. Oeo. Allan, hardware merchant, ot Burlington, is dead, aged 74. llamrttpn school teachers wiii not set a salary Increase this year. Tho New Brunswick govornnient will establish a portfolio ot health. - t ,, Capt, Maurice Pope, son of Sir Joseph Pope, Ottawa, won tho Military Cross. Lieut. Cullen Perry, of Whitby, Ont.. a son of the late John H. Perry, registrar of Ontario count?", was killed. The next convention ot tho association of Rural Municipalities and Local Improvement districts will bo held at Calgary. Residents of the Magdalen islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, have food and fuel, but lack kerosene and gasoline. tjuobec will appoint additional Superior Court Judges, as the present members iiro tletl up with M.S.A. appeals. At Stratford, coal rations have been cut from 500 pounds to 100 pounds to save supplier Uo\ being exhausted. Ool. \V. T. Grogorj-, one of Leamington's best known residents, was quietly married while in bed to Miss Constance Huffman. Vancouver has $5,000,000 duo in tho way of tax arrears. Fire did $1,000 damage at tho G.T.R. freight shod*-at London. Tho Guest business block at Renfrew, Ont., was destroyed by tiro. Cosmos J. Shurloy, a well-known manufacturer ot Gait, is dead, aged 83. Beryl Wiltze, sentenced at Ottawa to two years in .Mercer reformatory tor shoplifting, took poison, but will recover. Rev. Father'Poytavin, O..M,l., who at one tlmo labored with tho Indians of Bast Kootenay, died at New Westminster. A company has been- formed to commence drilling for natural gas at Hopworth to secure a supply for Owen Sound. Miss Bertha Stoer, formerly ot Toronto, who had been a nurse ot tho Victorian Order In Cornwall tor throe years, is dead. John Heimhol, Jr.. rural mail carrier of Ellice, Ont.. was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary tor theft of $5 from regiotered mall. .Now taxation sanctioned by the Que-bee legislature will enable the city ot Montreal to raise an extra $4,500,000 a year. The total revenue to bo raised will bo $16,000,000. INCREASirsiG THE sessional In6eMNITY. : Ottawa, Feb. '4.-^lembers of Par-IWmerit, or some of them, want more money, 'Living ^ comes high everywhere, and Ottawa Is no exception to the rule. The present Indemnity 1b $2,500 per session, providing it lasts thirty days or inore. A movement to on foot to raise the limit on tho ground that only men ot wealth can afford to go into Parliament. By way of Supporting the proposal, the fact ia cited that a United States congressman draws $7,500'a year. . Men who go to Qttawa and remain half the year away from their business deserve a better allowance than $2,500 a year, They have not only to meet ,tlie' expense ot living at Ottawa but tbey are faced with demands for sub-�orlptlons, from organizations of all kln4s, that are not made upon other jipople. It is all because they are in politics and people think tbey are . legitimate pre/. 'The raemVer from Western Canada xnuit make tbe vresteat sacrifice. When be goes to Ottawa tor the ses-lyioa be mwt remain libera practical- it would se^m that of Income taxes there would be no end. We are told that High Cost ot Living Comml�3ipner O'Connor took another rap at the egg dealers. How many raps does it take to break them? They must be hard shells. Hamilton logislntive committee recommended the payment of a salary A man nameij Jackson .perished in | of $;!00 per annum to aldermen, the a fire which completely destroyed one; controllers to decide whether the mat- ot the finest barns on the McCullom farm, in Wainfleet township. Si.v hundred dollars' worth of ladies' shoes, contained In a shipment made from Toronto to G. W. Cowan, shoe dealer of Chatham, have been stolen. At a farewell tendered R. A. Rigg, former secretary and business agent of the Winnipeg Trades and Labor council, he wa.s- presented with an illuminated address and a purse ot gold. J. R. Nelson, aged 31, of Transcona. and expired in a few minutes. GRANT A DIVORCE? How The Law Sizes Up In the Province Regarding Tliis tei- should be submitted to the ratepayers. - / So much ice has accumulated along tho shores above Niagara Falls that tho water Is swept out to the centre ot tho river, and eonsequently cannot get to thointakes of the big power | companies and the city waterworks. Tiie dittieultfes which the R.N.W.^kl. poliAct says: "All laws.....and all Courts ot civil and criminal jurisdiction and all powers'and authorities judicial, administrative and ministerial existing u tho Territories hereby ostiiblished as the Provluce of Alborta shall continue In tho said province as It this Act U.xd not been passed." in 1857 the Matrimonial Causes Act was passed In England. This Act is still In force and effect in ICnglnnd and under It a divorce may be obtained for adhltery, desertion for at least two jears or cvvfclty. The contention made .by several Alberta lawyers is that tho .\fatrlmonlal Causes Act of Kngland was adopted as part of tho law ot Alberta by the two Dominion BtatuioS above referred to. It May Be Tested Tn order to tost the matter out ii petition for divorce would have to he presented to one of our supreme court Judges. Shoulrt the Judge refuse to grant the divorce an appeal would lie direct to tho privy council us our ap- AUSTRIAN COLUMNS TORN TO PIECES. Rome, Feb. 12.-The Aub-Irlnus yoflterdny rouowod their attacks on 'tho northern front wost of tho Bronta river, but wcro hold in choclc by tho Itnl-Inns. Tho Austrian columns wore torn to plocos by lito Italian artillery and tlio attacks wore stoppod, says today's official report. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? pellato court would Have no Jurisdiction to entertain audi an apponl. A few years ago tho privy council hold tliat British Columbia had power to grant divorces. In that case the At-tornoy-Gonoral Intervened and Vought for that right lu the province hoforo the privy council. Germany Celebrates Surrender of Trotzky To The Hun Delegation London, Fob. 11.-A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Amsterdam says: "There Is groat enthusiasm In Germany over tho reported end of tho state of war batweon the central powers and Russia. Cities everywhere are boflagged and there is much rejoicing over Trotzky's unconditional surrender. "it has been arranged that tho central powers economic commission now In Potrograd shall settle the details of tho resumption of relations lietwon Russia and the central powers." A plan for the  lievelopn-iGut' of what Is known as the Jlotropolltan district, embrnclng all tlie territory between Kitchener and llauilllon, was outlined at Gait to a convention ot board of trade reprosentall vcs from Brantford, Kitchener, Fergus and Gait. SELLS HIS RANCH (Krom Our Own Correspondent) Madood, l''oli. .13.-R. if. Rlchard-aon, the popular ctothlng man, having tirod of huHsokcepIiiif, has taken a IlttIo trip and returned this week with a real liousokoopor, oqo he has taken for hotter or for worse. That they may live long and oiijoy their cosy llttlo homo o\\ 25lh St. West, la the wish of tholr friends. A very successful concert was given by tile children, under tho able leadership of Mrs. K. Seymour and her, able n.lalstantn lu tho Kmpross theatre. Snow White wn.s carried out in a manner that gives groat credit to the children and those in charge. The building was crowded, and a handsomo amoimt ot cash was handed over to tho Red Cross for their work. J. Paisley ot Doaver'Crook, has sold his ranch and interests to one ot the many new men who are making tlila part their homo. Mr. Paisley will move to .Maclood for a time, and will take up wheat gro\vlDg at an early dnto. Dr. ivonnody, vho has spent sor-ie lime In tho oast returned the past week. H. Uright, chairman of tho local municipalities, has returned homo from Kdmontoh, where he attended the provincial convention ot councillors, whoso decision was to build better roads, and more ot thoiu. Red CroM Tho Rod Cross ! lbuted In many ways to other charitable enterprises. A few years ago Dr, Hamilton was frequently mentioned as a probable appointee to the senate. Rt. Hon. Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer, announces the following further ^war contributions from British colonies and dependencies: Bahamas, �10,000; Barbados, �40,000 as a free gift, making �80,000 altogether; Basutoland, �50,000 tor airships; British Guinea, sugar valued at �17.000; Gold Coast, �20,000 in ten annual instalments; Nigeria, offer to pay 1 per cent, on �0,000,000 war debt; Zanzibar, %50,000 for airships; Hong Kong $5,000,000 from loan and revenues; Mauritius, l,000,00p rupees. The enforcement ot the Lord's Day Act In the city of Victoria Is moklng progress by degrees. As a result of the careful. Investigation by the authorities ot Sunday February S of all purveyors of sundry articles, Attorney-General FarrlB has now been provided with a complete list of the "Individual citizens" consider should not be proceeded against are tho Colonist news-pirper, dairies, undertaking parlors, au-tomobllo.f and garages, llhrarlet< and book keepers and tho British Columbia Electric Railway Coippany, On llie other hand * the attorney-gonoral" should. In the opinion ot the com-mlsHloners conaent to prosecuto In the case of all tobacco;,and new tands, loundrlog, fruit and confectionery stands. the act and their work ia very thor-1 ough, so that when it is completed | the district will have been thoroughly combed. One of Medicine Hat's civic economy plans is to.utlllie the firemen tor suchwork as tliey are able to do ih,^ th^lr spare mbmcmt's and which up lo the present has'Tieen  let out under contract. This work will luclude painting, carpentering and repairs to i civic mechanical equipment, etc. It | id expected that by employing the j firemen tS\ this ^Way quite a saving' wiir be 'effected and the men will ho, the better for having something to do.' The estimates for the health department have been cut 40 per cent, and : the mayor says l;lfat neither this nor j the tire department' will suffer the i slightest in the matter of efficiency, j Sir Robert Borden, with probably two or three of his cabinet colleagues, plans to leave tor England next May, er immediately after the close of the coming session of Parliament. Tho Prime Minister, as a member ot the British war council, will attend a meeting ot the council, along with representatives of the other overseas Dominions. Various questions affecting Canada's co-operation in the war aro to be considered. Probably Hon. N. W. Rowell, chairman of the war committee of the cabinet; General Jlow-bum, minister of militia, and Hon. J. A. 'Calder, minister of immigration and collnizatlon, Svlll accompany Sir Robert to London. HAS NEW PLAN 10 " ELIMINAIE OVERIll -Woulld Readjust Railway Working Schedule and Rate of Pay Washingtori, Feb. 12.-Discussion of the 8-liour railroad bill was continued today with Timothy Shea, acting president ot the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, Bnglnemen and Hostlers, ready to resume his testimony before the railroad wage commission. Mr. Shfea is asking that tho members of his brotherhood receive an increase In pay amounting to 10 per cent, generally, with a mlnumum wage of $3.60 a day. '' ' In his testimony yesterday Mr. Shea offered t suggestion which, ha said, would cause the 'railroad managers to readjust the working schodules and do away with overtime. He urged the paying ot time and a halt for overtime, computed on- the minute basis. Ho said that many, roads have returned to tho eight and nlno hour basis and that tho hostlers had been reclas-silled as "engine' preparers" so that tbey would not como under tho 8-hour iiiw. PASSED THROUGH WINNIPEG Winnipi'g, l-'ob. 12,-To attend a conference ill Ottawa on Friday night ot the provincial promlors with the Dominion government, .Rremlor Stewart unci Hon. c. it. MltchoU, provincial treaKurm- of Alberta, passed through here yem.i'rilay, Mr. Mitchell will al.'io visit Toronti), wliojB his wife Is lying ill. lie was accomjjanled by bis daughter and a nursel Hon. Thomas JoliUHon, atlorniM'jjtofier^J-tor Manitoba, leaves for Ottawa tomorrow raor-nlng. ' Steadies sustains. a flavour delicious fiiuiii* and lasts! Um-m! Keep VOUR boy overscM supplied. MADE IN CANADA ON SAie EUERVWHERE ;