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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta ^AGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGB HER A I, D SATURDAY, PEMuARY 18, 1816 letbbtlbcje UDetalt) letbbri5)oc, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per year ......J*"" Dally, by mall, per year ........$3.00 Weekly, by mall, per year......$1-00 Business Editorial 125: ^ o'�.1 TELEPHONES Office ............ Office ............ W. A. Buchanan John Torrance Maiiaging Director Business Miusger i our Kmg and Country N eed You Bight Now ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The wonderful part of the capture of Erzerum by.the Russians has just come to light in the fact thni the modem fort, believed to bo impregnable, was taken by bayonet charge, something which will go down in history as one of the most remarkable things in this most reraorkalile war. With the capture of this stronghold, the \vhole Turkish campaign has been disrupted, as this point served as the base for operations not only in the Caucasus but also in .Mezopotamia. On the west front things were comparatively quiet yesterday. In the British house Premier As-quith is to ask for a war loan of 400,-000,000 pounds. The United States has refused to kccept Germany's policy of destroying armed merchantmen without warning. In other words, the United States still maintains the rights of her citizens to travel the seas on merchantmen whether armed or not, iiud BtlU be entitled to protection under neutral laws. Sweden has notified'her citizens that this protection will not be granted them when travelling on* armed merchantmen. The British government is making a. special appeal to eliminate extravagance of all kinds to the conservation of all possible wealth for the aucceas-fnl pursuit of the war. GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL TORIES Sir George Foster's plea to the two political parties to get together and agree to do away w-ith the patronage evil will surely strike a responsive chord In the local Consen'ative committee which has been so diligent in dispensing pap in all Us forms since the power passed into their bands a couple of years ago. Think of the golden opportunity It gives them to come out and say to all the world: "We tearfully welcome the high-minded suggestion of Sir George El In fact we were on the point of suggesting it ourselves. Politics. is a grand old game but we've played it to a frazzle. Hereafter we do solemnly promise to make no distinction between Tories and Grits. We know who our friends are anyway. The old machine has been pretty well oiled In the past, and should run a long time without grease. We will continue to dispense the patronage, which will guarantee Its being spread around for the best Interests of all concerned," '  -   A statement to the above effect is eagerly awaited. ests of the country. Of course there would bo a larger number of dlvoii;c!>. But would that fact bo more detrimental to llie interests of the country than the existing condition of things? .Vt present only a fow divorces arc granted, but that is because only a fow can stand the expense Involved. ShodM the right to divorce a husband or wife be given to those with largo means and denied to those with small? "The right of dlvorci^ slioulil olthor be abolished altogether or the oppor-tunillcii nuulo ctiunl to nil. The Canadian law is a disgrace to n ilcmo-crntic country. ".Mr. Dohorty raised conslltutloniil objections. With the report of his speech available these are not easy to understand. But If they are valid, constitutional amondnionts should bo obtaint'd. The minister of justice pointed out that in Quebec tlio rode says that marriage is indissoluble ex-cept by death. If (Quebec wishes to have it so, it ought to lie possible tor that nrovinco to proceed on that principle without having the other pro-vijicos forced to do so as well. Hut it is a fact, whatever the codo of Quebec says, that wealthy Quebec people actually do get divorces. "Quite as significant as the majority against Mr. Northrup's resolution is the size of the vote. There were thirty-nine voted against and twenty-four for the motion; that Is sixty, three members, less than u third of the house. Yet there are few questions of more importance coming before parliament. Rather than offend some of their constituents, two-thirds of the members kept away from the division. A tine sample of courageous statesmanship, isn't it? .Mr. Northrup is to be warmly congratulated on the persistence with which he keeps up the agitation from year to year. Mr. Doherty says there is no great denmnd for a change. He is greatly mistaken, so far as this part of the Dominion at least is concerned. The Journal has had a good deal to say on the subject and in connection with few matters of discussion has it received such clear evidence that it spoke for the great majority of its readers." In quoting the above the Herald does so merely to put forward one aide of the case from a government Journal's standpoint, Wnstern Canada hears more of divorce than Eastern Canada because our population contains such a great percentage of United Statesians who come from a land where divorce is almost as common as,marriage. There is therefore great interest in the discussion which Mr. Xorthrup's bill has provoked. The saving in the Soup rBl___, -Hovril inalxcs soups and stews so much' J, t jrC^^lTll more iioiirisliiiiK that they can often toke the place of u.vptMisivu joints. It saves rn.my dollars in the Kilclien. Hovril is the concentrated gofi British government would never grant the power. Sir Robert also knew that to Sir Wilfrid British precedents of course-precedents dating as far back as Queen Anne's reign tor e.vtension to bo promptly capped by. precedents for the usual elections ns recent as the NapoloonV wars. Sir Wilfrid did not more than to any other one man lie | urge those precedents as evidence In would owe thovconcession. It Is .no \ lebuttal, but merelv to show that ho secret now that the Liberal caucus I ,vas giving up a strong legal case for was divided on the sifliport of oxteu-1 the defence at the call of patriotism, sion and that. Sir Wilfrid, after Us-1 sir Wilfrid believes tlial the real trl-tening to the various opinions, took , i^nal is not British precedent bdt Canadian sentiment which shows a greater disposition at every general election to displace external author-llN- on these matters. Another reason urged by Sir Itobort was that the war is not half through lICKED UP IN [ASSINGCIZII FOR THE BUSY MAN the matter into his own bands. This Is wlial Sir Wilfrid meant when he said the party had loft the matter with him. The matter bating a fair expression of his followers' opinions was always with him-by common consent Sir Wilfrid exercises 1^0 ' yp.. According to him the big drive (lowers of high, low and middle Jus-: ivjn not begin before the spring of tice-and he handled it as a big man 11917. On what Information he bases niigbt be expected to do. That is to , these conclusions he refuses to tell, say he refused to play-politics-with ; Several times he mentioned conver-it. spurned the "bloody key' of a gen-' autions with the war olUce, and once eral election, and acted all the way j when he van his fingers through his through as a high minded statesman Uair with ii characteristic gesture the who had the best interests of Canada house sat up. thinking ha was about and the British Empire at heart. Sir to untangle the secret. But no., He Wilfrid does not belong to the tribe ' ... of thimbleriggers. Another thing Sir Robert must have known was that it was quite possible for an ardent autonomist like Sir Wilfrid, the political heir of Bald-: win and Lafontalne, to have urged objections to those clauses of the Uri- I lish North -America Act which dele-1 was as mysterious about it as he was about the dreadnoughts. All the house got from him was that on the same figures and calculations us the Britisli House of Commons asks for an extension until next September, the Canadian house asks for an extension of a year from next October. A side argument was that the gov gate the power ot extension, to tlif ' ornment would need time after the Imperial parliament. It is nn anom-.war to transport "from 150,000 to aly of our constitiition that the pro- ;{ou,0(10" soldiers back to their homes, viucial governments can of their own These llgures tell a tale, iive'n with volition extend their lives -wlille l!ie tlie expected wastage they do not federal government must segU. Sir Wilfrid has fourteen year's the advantage of Premier Borden, Sir Wilfrid Is 71 years young while Premier Borden Is (10 years old. H, F. G. ~i 1-1 T-roa finish your day's work you sit dt.wn and n-t jour iui!.scl'iii, nut hf!' tlie L'tirmer, Business Miiii and a ,ii,'roal many ollnvr people. . Jt, is our experieiict! thai those wiio arc most salisl'Ied with their inve.stments arc those wli'o haw iiiadc .sai'ety their I'h'st con-sidei'jitioii. Canadian Tmst Co. PHONE 1843 315 Sth STREET SOUTH-CONYBEARE SLOCK-LETHBRIDGE GRAIN GROWERS MAKE BIG DE-MONSTRATlON FOR FREE WHEAT Saslcatooii, Feb, 17,-The Grain Growers' association went on record as tor free wheat today. The resolution declaring In favor of free wlieal was the acono of a remarkable demonstration, the delegates rising to their 'feet and cheering, it being decided also to transmit copies of the resolution h;' telegram to Premier Borden and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, ' , ELECTION IN VICTORIA Vancouver, Fob, 17,-The byo-olec-tion In Victoria is to take place on Saturday, March 4, one week after t)ie bye-elections In Vancouver and Rossland. The Liberals of Victoria last evening unanimously nominated H, C, iJrewstei', provincial leader, as the standard-bearer of the party against Hon, A. C. inumerfuU, the new uilniater of llnanco. The lesiu-luture has been ouUod to meet on March '4, hut Mr, KjumorfeU will not t�ko hlB sent In the iiouso until the result ofl.-ii^-a aiectlon is known. BIG DAM BREAKS Amsterdam, Feb, 18,-The dam outside of Purmeyende has broken and the village Is iniperillod, A great \olume ot water is poi)rlng toward tho city, . Pimples, Boils, and other skin eruptions are en almost infallible indication that the blood is impure. Abbey's Effervescent Salt is the simplest and most positive IMoud Purifier that can be used. When wo have perfect diRcstion we must liave pure normal blood, which supplies healthful nutrition to all tlie organs arid tissues ; of the bi)vly;'and as a result we niust '. have healthy functions and the absence ' of disease in any form. Abbey's EITer- . vcbcent Suit produces tliio condition . by ensuring healthy digestion and the climinutioa of all morbid matter from the system. � Soiti evcrywiiero (it Z5C, and OOt. 4, 0. 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