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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta M.-j mhit Detalb OAlkV AND WIIKLV /�.'IPrapptttert ,�nd iPubllitiora �If fhIB LftTHBRIDOCHKRAUD PRINT-I ' . > INO COMPANY, LIMITED ^'t, m^h stmt South.: Lethbrldi*  W. A. Buchanan. ^ PMlCant and Man&glns Director ita'Tamnce - - Businwa Manaccr OMwert' ikUocUUon to lead. This �o�Utton Markets annuatty many timoa tbo amount of 1 fkiarketcd by any Wer BSWcUttOn/ ^Whether-or nof] Canada adopts tho slandard mothoda tbereforo depends on Southern AI-: bbrta. Buineis WltdrUl TELEPHONES Offloe .......... Ottlce ..... IIBI 1U4 Subacrtptlen . Rataa: tMIy, delivered,' per ^eak .. .'.v .10 Dallyv, dollverei; per xear ...,.15.00 Dally. T)y mail, per yeW. ......M.OO Weekly, by mail, .per year .....�1.50 .Weekly, by iftail. pjer year to U.S..�2.0i) Datea of expiry of siibicriptloas ap-. tear dally .on address label. Acceptance of papers f.fte: explratitn date is Stir auUiority to! continue the aub-scribtien; ; The one salutary legacy of the old regime was compulsory temperance. The revolution of last March Jealously preserved prohibition, rocoenizins its aobering influences ?on the people. But a* anarchy 'gproa'd'a^cret vodka ^iatll-Jeries yfaib establiibed^ln nearly .every Bjisgian, jvlUage. - .Xhp - Bolskoviki abolialied \probibiUdn.:i- .Vodka dla-tUIeries Sprang-up everywhere. Wine Tauita and tellara became the prey of tlw unruly mob, and there cannot be any doubt that excesairb drinking with: tl|e reBiiltant moral and social de-n^orallsatifin; haa played s^onqlderable xpart in bringing ~ about the present state of anarchy ;ia Ruapla.' The dis-: ofders.'- defection, rioting, -murder,' THE progress -OP^THeWAR Germany is continuing her Invasion of HusBla, and will .-"likely continue^'to do so until she is In a position to praV tieally' take control (Jf\the country and enforce the Gorman'jterms of peace themiilveg.' ' The tension on the western front srows' 'dally- and the expectect' battle m'ay commence at any time now. Boti^ the allies and Germany, have a great er prep'ondenrance of men on the western froht than at any time previous. > H P^tur'n,oi^ vodka; ^ TO BLAME IN RUSSIA? - A W^asian con*pondent of tS* London Observer ascribes the "ihanied ^^^^^^ ,j military leaders, and the morale, of the aussian masses to drink^^^^g-at popu,-^,y Halg and Robert ^ " of BLAMES ACTIVITIES OF LONDON JOURNALISTS The po�tlcal/turmoil in Britain it seems,' couid have been avoided had Lloyd Oeorge taken the people into his confidence at :nnce. Instead he allowed the kettle ^to boil until thg government came dangerously near being calded. It would.appear, that Ma explanation in the House of Commons is generally sstisfact()iT.' Asquith says �0 and he is the opposition critic who Is ever ready to pierce the weaknesses of the government - Discussing the situation before'Lloyd George made his speech and before Sir William Robertson resfgned Charles H. Grasty, one of the editors- of tho N^w York Times, wh� is, now' in France, says it is a mistake for Lloyd Oeorge to officially recognise with government'ikTsifions newspaper publish; ers like Lo?d Northclttfe and Lord Beaverbrook. In order to bo valuable these men must preserve their integrity and independence as editors, tor their actiVe poli^cal association destroys their Jomimlistic usefulness and leads-to such exhibitions as the coon-try is now being treated to. : Mr. Grassy maintains that there is not the slightest Atbstance in the charge of perhicipus political .interference with t^e military. Unfortunately, however, the effort to secure" the near est possible approach to unity of con-trbr so'that the allied resources may. be used effectively against an enemy tltoroughly prganisejd and unified has been susceptible of distortion. It^ tural in Avar timja for people to-make Medicine Hat is in^reasiiig dbg licenses to 93 male,'and $6 female. . Ftjre'^thoi/sand men volunteered f)>r shipyard work Jn one day in New York City. The sixteen cantonments built for thi U. S. national army coat uver Sun publlehes a rum-WIJ. Bowser; formerpres be^'ap^itfted Lieutenant- {' -wholesaler murder.* invariably tooki -tj^ege attempts would have no atand- I V place amidst or dlosely followicg org-of drunfcenness. >.~l i-- 1;ME ATTITUDE OF THE DjSTRibT MINERS . 4The district miners showed good,] �fMC anA 'good., ludgment^ in their ac-o'tloh'in-the'DrumheUer trouble. The diatrlct "executive must control tie actionyof the ntinerl in District ' 1| U "the 'union element is to be�re^ apected and valued hy the community at Urge. When miners take matters la tKefr'own liands and cause trouble 2"thqiit,th^,consent of.the aufhori- ;qiTth'(h#^atr1ct, they':"are:doi^g't.hel �anac( -oC:'voronl�ed labor' real' harm. iCgNei^nitr ahodid-^be 'observed cand V t^e re||i^arjy created'executive 'of the district should^ respected. , ,^ ' 'The attitude taken. hy the- conven-:tJmi'prMret^ that-cool heads still domi-' Xj^teJB labor circles. It is the incllna-:itoa 9tBi^f people to always crlticlae tk�"iiDloDii:>^ea-there arevstrlkes. LSraie|&Bii^-th6 unions may-'he.wroag ^kfafftji^diiM-biVelt it we were to, al- both sides Mor�;vomiag- to a tconclnsion. The topl(^rr4i�- oftttitimes ^to' blame. - lAi^^ Femie convention is proof ,,/ t^t ^'e. i^jners. iure' not ttrebrands or scm in BVitain has been arailed by -flie anti-George conspirators. Self-constitute^ champions have used these names to create suspicion aad distrust of the civil government, and the latter-a exercise of lis proper functions and paramount autiiority has been made to appear as scheming Vgalhst the army Heads. Agents were sent to Jrarls ^to pic! flaws in the work of the Versailles Council, and their mischief-making reports have been used for the utter misconstruction, in Parliament and a portion of the press, of the work done and the conclusions arrived at by that body. It is.pointed out Ify Mr. Grasty that ing ^ut for the tfnwisdom of the premier himself in officially, associating Journalistic supporters, first North-cliffe and recently Beaverbrook, with hia;goyemment. In. isritain official ""activities- are directed and controlled by public opinion, which in turn draws its in formatipn and/ inspiration from ttie press, ^r. rGrasty thinks its news paper egiiillbrium could be re-established by the letum to Fleet Straat' ~ the editors officialb' IdenUfied with the government; The confusion which has been prevailing would dist appear, and conditio^ would return to normal." R. B. Mprden, of Lethbrldge, is the new, (ijjand/patriarch of the Oddfel lows* OraftaEnbampnient iro'r'Alberta We dif'h'thnow anything, aboutbim as an Oddfelldw, but as a cltisen he is a^ mm^'of excellent qualities. The Oddfmlow^^made a good choice. . --The port Hope Guide says the food cpntroUer "would earii .eyeriastin| thanks,by brderiug the slaughter of the' great majority of the dogs and cats in* this country." The drtliia Packet wants (o know what about the rats and iriice? � .V . AtmoBtEMFOR �|Ufi:VyPPt GROWERS- ';':'iinier� are many practical lesspns-j : iHiioh th.9iiheepmen of Southern AK I; laita'might!draw frpm the lectures of ' /ti�-intematloital expert, W. T. Ritchf j }An fui week. 'But there is one m |.v^>VfrttcuIar. which should'noi he-over-; Y l^bkid, -and' that-is- that,. If Canada's' fe//!if5�^.I; Ito figure la the international j ' 'mjDjoi market, new methods of grading ^d'handllag will have to be inaugurat-:;^.'vTbe ibee^men of Canada have' ' i'foi^d'^ national association "for >!tf;operatlve h*andllng-ot their wooi-: {Chis is very well as far as it I, l^Ut la order to s^l the wool to' �t: a'dvantaie that companjr �1ia tib it that the Intofnationallf HI.'iB�tfaods of packing and clas%-irf/piit'Into force here. The old m'athodBvare obsolete, and the i','Pf the four big wool grow-:|!|i|t l|p fMiiv-rtlie Boston grading system I v|K.gjt4,��i^1^Ui(g the Australian classing ffatem wWb h^s come to be recognU-.�1^i|.fi";j|i^j;J5;f. As tor Knights and Barons, we haven't any and don't want any. 'In order to rais?revenue France Is liicreailng the .tax on marriage licen-aes. ;Provlnclal Treasijrer^ Mltcheli ^Ight: try. a plan of that kind in Alberto, Let Cupid Bhare,in bearing the yar burdens. Now don't let all tho would-be grooms approv^ of this, pro. posal at the same moment. (in the amendments to the Publlq Behools, Act Just passed,-by the Manitoba \ Legislature, ^bere is one wbicl^ deserves more than passing notice, namely, the giving to'marrlad wom.en in rural ^chool^dlstricts the right to vot^ fotvor bo'elected as,> trus tees. ' ' ' � �-. � � ^Members of Parliament who fre ad voiiatlng an In'^roape In the aeisional indemnity might' very well remember that thquBands of other Canadans are serving'' tlieir counfry overS'e^Si one/ dollar and ten cents'^a' ,jr-ani|ttoclng the pifobable^lp/ns of !llfe ""'oV^JIropfat'tho samo time, This is no time to talk of increases in tho session PARSING ysFT^ BenJ. Kent, pre^ldaat of Kent's Limited, Toronto, Is dead. Bids have been called for a dally air mall service iMtWeen New York and Washington.' � . Every Btuident at Columbia College, New York, will be required to undergo miliury traiutnfe itest year. Over one handrvd thbusand laborers are to be imported Into the-IT. 8. from Porto Rico aad the Vlrgiri Istea. ^ �. er and-harbor ' li4pr�WFement pro-t| Jects in the States during the war, ex-cei^t such aB,tbe.war.d^mat)il}i),. . All portiq^is of the t^A plant at Detroit nofalreadi; wor|Elng oh war contracts will be turned'for^^itb to the construction of "LIbertB"'motors! Dr. S. ,W. Axtell, one Of the best known ohlropractors inyth'e west, died in Florida. He had iir8CtIced'�in Winnipeg for about 16 yearl. " " Ice is shortly to be lasted/among the necessities of. life across tlie'Twr-der, and municipalities will be em-pbwered to store sufficient to supply cltUena. ,-. A cible announces that Oolonel Hon. '. �. Blondin, who latterly has been on the British s^ff,at Rouen, has, been sent to the Italian front on a 'special mission. . Brig. General R. A. Helmer of tlie Canadian general staff at' Ottawa, is at American Liake, Wash., whetb he will pay his respects to the commanding officer at Catnp Lewis. 4f ��' - . �'/ Acwbrding to 'the Petrograd newspapers the Bolshevlkl. goverp'meht's action In simplifying ditkrce proceed-: ings has resulted in 38,000lkpplicatlohs' being made for divorce liitiie capital alone. ' . . i: .; ',i Rev. Dr. Robert Camp'bell, .att�f b^T-ing been president of - tije-Mbotreol prisoners aid associatlbnior,five years, resigned and Rev. Dr. E. L Jllart waa elected his successor. A few minutes after. tlie. return of his son, seriously wounded fron| overseas, Samuel Wright, aged->6S years of West pxford, Ont., died. The .son did hot know that his fatherTiiras ill and although Mr. Wright recbnised his aon, Pte. Murray Wright, ha was too 111 to speak to him.  He .-(raa un aware that .the boy was comip^ home. Writing from France to. Preal^ent Wilson on behalf of the Leagua iTor the RIghU-of Man, Ferdlaand Bula-,. son, a Radical Socialist deputy, asks partment, has been allowed H greater that the president taka the ii)it|Btiv' .Joseph W. Redmbn'i^^^ico-prMident' to! the McLeah Plano*O0mpsny; Win-.lilpeg, died suddenly. ''Death was due ito varicose vlj^ha. ' ' I Circuses and other traveling .shows will be allowed to travel � through the States unhindered, 'except in pdii-gested J^hsportation dlstflets. . t,h'feei'months. � SHOT BV- HUSBAND- Gacdiner, Maine, Feiii,2..-Fred Martin of Concord,: Mass., wa� instantly kiUed and Mrs. John F. Holland of At-tleboro, Mass., was proliably fatally wounded at the home of the latter's parents.>ere today. The shooting was done, according to the police by John F. Holland, 'the woman's husb'and.. who i^as arrested later. NEW FORM RELIEF Regina, Sask, Feb. 19. By the terms of a procIam,ation just, issued, the Mother's Pension Act,^ passed at the last sessioh of the legislature is now'in.'force. The government proposes! under the act to take over f ro!p the municipalities the assistance require^ by poor yridows,with children. "The amount of the allowance is not to exceed three dollars a weeE. The Ottawa Citizen makes th^ charge that Premier Borden's brother, who' has been retired v-from the post of paymaster-general of the militia do-. at day A terriflt thunderstorm visited parts of Quebec Tuesday nigiit. Lightning struck the parish churches of St, Marie Do Beauce and St. Aghea an^ both wjere set on fire and badly damaged, A warm rain fell In the early inoriitng and this was succeeded by S hurricane and sleet storm which'frfqubntly Interrupted telegraph commUnlcatl^h'with the maritime provinces. / / / David 'rittlei)aum, manager of a business in Stratbroy, whoip PUy of Montreal to raise B^\attrs'f^iQOO.(, 000 i^r annum-, - The �tot|tl''iwtfli^* |;o be raised,\MiU be fie.OftQ^pSkjrTll^peW taxatlqp will brtbg .in'.:-rWJi|l'*tM>1- bachelors, {200,000; ip�Wii�f tax to five mills, 13,000,01)0iaurtax of from one lo five Bsa^flefit,'oii piantt of public utility comp�MB# on ((reetii, credited with five years morft of service than due him. �- John A. D. Vickers, vice-presiilent and general manager of the Amerl-�can Express Company.'Is luead after an illness- of several months. He was born in Toronto in 1858, and went to the United States 30 years ago. He became general manager of the Aiper-icai; Eapress Company six yeara ago. having workeil his way > up from the bottom. - V e. D. Cutler, a brother' of Professor Cutler of the college^ of agriculture, has been secure^ to take the management ofthe demonstration : farm at Sedgewick. Mr. Cutler has taken a two-year course in the Ontario college of agriculture and for''-the last ten years has been farming for bimaelf In Saskalchewan. / He follows George Browp, who has been- in clwrge - at langnags th^y may ba'abl�>to->BpMk themselves^.^ ,/.f .thbusknds ofB I thought ?weuid faint, but tWo Journey from one endV0fvings'r�irMfH)#iaf fbr/the desired amount.�