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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRTDGE''- DAltV" M^RALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1917 \ TELEPHONES .Business Office ............... 1252 Editorial Office ............... 1221 � VV. A. Buchanan John Torrance Rtariaglng Director Business Manager DateS of-expiry-of-subscriptions appear er'ly on address label. .Accept-Mce'of papers after expiration date is cur authority to continue the jubscrip-tlon. . . has boon given an impetus among the farmers-of the'immediate district that promises to so far. There is no reason why the provincial plan should not work as well; we would not expect it to work better. We would like to suggest to Hon. Duncan Marshall that if the administration ' of the new scheme can be made -to include a supervisory interest in the loans on the part of live boards of trade and U. F. A. locals throughout the province, he will be doing much to make the plan a success. There is no reason why local supervision 'could not bo exercised in this way along the lines adopted by the Livestock Guarantors here. Such, a plan would create a community interest which would be good for the plan. ** PICKED PASSING w� ~ta&fa,-aik. Vour King and Country need right now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Lord Curzon opened the eyes of the "British public yesterday with his amazing tale of what great work the British forces have been accomplishing recently in the near east, behind the veil of secrecy which has been drawn over their movements. For a long time after the opening of the "war German influences, working with jtlie object of the great German am; bition of aggrandizement were act� 'ively at work throughout the near east, particularly in Persia, seeking to ; rouse those peoples against the en-jtente1 countries," through their racial and religious prejudices. Not only -have the British successfully cleared Persia of these influences, but they have marched in considerable force rthrough to Teheran, an accomplish-?xnent beset with greatest hazards^ and 'have cleared before them the Turk forces opposing them, so that now the British are securely in control, in these �parts, and all tribes have remained Joyal. In addition to this, great suc-Jcesses are now being recorded against r*he Turks in Mesopotamia. This Jeamnaitrn in the near east has already "broken Germany's hold thererand has .'^placed the Turks in the position of "having sufficient to attend to without being able to give any aid to the Germans, ....... There, is great confidence in England thatttha government,will, be. able to su|cesifully.'bQB6 with, the sal* marine menace,;and this belief is re? ceivjng greater* justification day- -by- HOW ABOUT A ' GARDEN CLUB? � r How about a Vacant.Lots Garden Club in.jLethhridge this year,? The; High Cost of. Living - stalks abroad. To jthe ordinary man the problem of meeting the rising cost of maintaining a household is becoming serious.  ' There- are. thousands of vacant lots 1n Lethbridge .which,, if- cultivated-and tilled, .would produce enough vegetables "to-.aid. materially -4n. keeping ' down family, expenses. This is a time for thrift. What hetter' plan-to boost' along .the- thrift campaign than that vacant non-producing property in Lethbridge should he made.to yield up some of its latent riches for the good of the people. Calgary and Medicine Hat have tried the vacant lots garden plan and found it a success. Why not Lethbridge? Now is the time to get action. fWe are sure that if the city council were approached they would give every support to the plan, depends on the enthusiasm displayed by the citizens. BOURASSA AND THE DORCHESTER BYE-ELECTION "A vote for Laurier is a vote for Bourassa." That is the burden of the song sung daily into the ears of Ontario voters by the Toronto Daily News; This bit of fiction is carefully nursed by western Conservative papers, till during the Dorchester bye-election they almost had us believing that Bourassa had forsaken his old Nationalist friends and become an appendage of the Liberals once more. Local Tories announced the fact more than once in great glee. But they, did not rid themselves of the Bordeii-Bourassa alliance of 191,l:so easily. . Bourassa stuck by his Nationalist iSriends. He was a silent but effective Sevigny campaigner in Dorchester. Among his contributions to the campaign was a( fiery article, signed by him, denouncing Sir "Wilfrid Laurier as the first to send -troops abroad to aid in Britain's wars, as the first: to raise a navy, and as the one who so changed the Militia Act that men could be called out to foreign wars, and who, were he now in office, would enforce conscription in the present war. Bourassa is as anti-Laurier as ever he was. He is lined up behind Sevigny and other .Nationalists in the Borden cabinet, and Conservatives of English-speaking Canada can get what satisfaction, they may out of the fact. A fire destroyed the Larlviere block at Grouard: Alta.. it was 06- below zero at the time of the fire. Opposing amendments by Senator Cummins in the U. S, Senate to temper stringent provisions of the espionage bill pending in the senate. Senator Overman, of North Carolina, declared he had been told there were lOOjIuO spies in the United States.and that" it. was absolutely essential that drastic laws be enacted to protect national defences. As a result of the C.P.R. and G.T.R. embargoes at North Bay, there are at present over 400 cars of freight on the different sidings here. The Tem-, iskaming and Northern Ontario railways has been especially hard hit, as freight shipped on that line'for points south east and west of ..heps is hold up nntii the other companies can (move" it '" "' ' ' ,. Up to the present Russian purchases of war supplies in the Dominion of Canada have aggregated -$75,000,000, j chiefly consisting of saddlery, shells, locomotives and box cars. : The gov-;ernment feels, however, that Canada was in a position to supply a bigger proportion of the war wants and representations to. that effect were made to Petrograd. A Russian government war credit will likely- be established in Montreal, and it is expected that many additional millions of Russian money will be placed  in Canada for war orders. '":�-,�.. The new Alberta provincial police commission has received a large number of applications'for positions on the force from-men now employed as guards in penitentiaries, in city police forces, and '.on city fire departments. Applications come- from- Calgary and Edmonton especially. In order to play fair with the civic forces the chief of the provincial force has laid down a rule that they will consider no application from penitentiary guards, city policemen,' or city firemen unless they have a written; release or permission from the warden or the chief under whom they are now engaged. The tenor!.'att thtc end of the first day of the l&ndoiwOnt.. three day campaign to rais"�?$300,000 for tEq Red Cross and Patriotic fund shows $257,000 to have'fceW collected. . � Fire on the fifth floor of the Great West Saddlery .company's warehouse annex at Winnipeg; did damage "eatU mated at f40,000 to''- stock and building. Two'firemen -were overcome by the fuinos. of burning felt. . , dont'ractB, for fiavV^projectiliBS "fthtcli had been- let to- HadfieUis, Limited, an English, concern; have : bean' gtveri to the Midvale Steel company,, J.thd Washington. Steel \ and Ordnance  Wjn? pany. ". ' . - v---.- .,*'..%;:- Canadian units.% .England^'~h'a.ve~ been ordered to turn their activities partially to vegetable growing i this spring, with a view to augmentation of the supply of home grown , food. Suitable plots on camp districts - Sffo to be cultivated'by the soldiers. The Missouri Pacific railroad and the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Sou them Railroad were sold under fore closure to R. N. Neilson, representing the reorganization committee and Duncan Holmes of New York, representing Kuhn; Loeb and company. The Missouri Pacific was sold for |16,150,-000. Under the reorganization plan the Missouri Pacific is to have a total capitalization, of- $383,642,000, and the stock of the Missoifri Pacific ajjd of the Iron Mountain is to be assessed $50 a share. ..'. . Recruiting officers In Winnipeg are discouraged. Despite their utmost Efforts it is taking on an average three days for every local unit to gain tyro recruits and it takes a long time to get up to strength !at that rata. Recruits are being sought by 23 military establishments here, who scour the district thoroughly. Recruiting officers are unanimous in saying that the voluntary system has broken down. They urge the application of the Militia act and the calling out of the first class under it. This, it is believed, would lead to a sufficient number joining the C. E. F. to fill all the units at present recruiting. * � Wonder what Canadian got a title today? - Lethbridge is getting to he an unpleasant spot for bootleggers. Keep up the good work. SAYS BORDEN GOVT.  vA'correspondent of the- -New York Tribune suggests .that one member of tlieT German embassy be permitted to remain in"the' United States, on these conditions: (a) that he paint himself "vrith, reft!and; white stripes; and (h) that he be illuminated every evening. HOW BRITAIN FIGHTS SUBS. New York, Feb. 21.-Britain's antisubmarine*' fleet "consists of 4,000 private yachts, whalers and fishing yessels, manned by 60,000 men, and 't&if"''force.-already has destroyed 200 German submarines, Alfred Noyes, the ^glish',poet, asserted in a state-ment'givenithe Associated Press here f tonight. T , .rjV'-Jjtery boat is armeu with guns, - - . -., .. ..... -, ., throwing 12 or 14 pound explosive jme^ received when he ^�Tlnded Edmonton, Feb. 22.-:SU!l speaking when the. legislature .adjourned this .evening, S. Bacon_ HiHpcks^ife -memri beK'itoidiigar^^r^f^^S^DC/sppi^l most of the sittiag, *ith; the exception of the time taken- in answering questions, he had, the floor, priholpaHj-jdis-cussing the 'history^ of ith.eiinatur^l resources q,uestic>ri, with the aid of .'documentary iielp.iand ^nSi.ng up-by!tlie declaration - that' ail" 'partita; ishouid riinite in consistently "pdunoing" the [federal govermneht-until Alberta got the resources or their' equivalent in cash. Afterwards, he- to.ucijed upon taxation, and .was speaking upon the value of good roads when-.tUe time for adjournment arrived, ."in Iconneciipri with .taxation' he' asserted "that . .the cities did, not get a tight deal in regard to hospitals_and schools,, and was pointing to~lherases'"tnV'govern pounding. -I think 1 would rather do it in a federal campaign.". ^lMr^^itS^^'^0&)ii-1^B'- was pre-paredU6�q^et the 'punter in a federal campaign ,on tb^Bubject. "^e would .both be on the^same side in, a measure," ..afisured the " member for. .Galgajy who^.Jivhile' admitting |^-'^bVr^-"J!96rden^b'94 .definitely pledged; himself to tyo � iqr^Bterq provinces getting the natural resources, said they could not - he handed over as one .-would'the key;,to a civic block. Hot{. C. R. Mitchcll-i"It can be do�e by -passing a little aj&t."~ ' Mr. Hillocks replie|^tnat it would be.found to be not"easy as that. He. urged both sides 'ta uniio in bringing '.home the natural", resources pr their" equivalent in "c^gn'."'' " ;The subject of- taxation:.next came under review and he-, was.:discussing the position of the cities when he was Ithc'telephones and was discussing the importance.�ot.good, roads when the ; house adjourried. Premier Sitton gave a decided "no" in answer to the question, had the government at any time, through Its employees or. officials, circulated petitions requesting .signatures petitioning" for telephone'' construction and telephone service. Tha .Liquor Aet- . A return issued on motion of Mr. Crawford, stated that prior to the Liquor Act of 1916 the officials by which' the .liquor license ordinance was- enforced' were three commissioners, a chief inspector,. 12 inspectors and; four detectives." The forces en-forciriig- -the -present: act' -consisted of a: chi.et' Inspector, three inspectors, a goverWftent. ' .vendor and tour detec-tiyaa^A-:! '*t;�:> \tated in another, return that there-' were three pool rctom: ittspec-tors ^nd) an- office tofflctal. , Each re-cetved".$125 per month: ; there - had been >-i� -convictions since January 1st. i�16, and about �200 in fines col-lected... ; '.; , - y �� Fire Guardians R!  Patterson (jiacleod)' was informed that nine men were employed In the execution of the Are and'game ordinance; B. Dominion government should, have been-pounded consistently, no^matter What .Its trend of politics. He asserted "that the reference in the speech ^ from the throne this year was 'for political effect. - - '- *. Premier Sifton-"Dp you say that? I don't know where, I would get politf-eal effect out of it." Mr. Hillocks said his statement, was urer, who asked hint tp- ^show one dollar of taxation for. .provincial purposes taken from the-eitif'pf"Calgary. Mr. Hillocks said he was referring to school grants and*flnes'" and the) automobile licenses-5,and the theatre), tax. Mr. Mitchell pointed out that he had never descrlbedV^he theatre iione 1680* .MANUFACTURERS-KAUSTINE COMPANY, LTD., TORONTO after it strikes the trawler's net, the j its political color, poet said, is a naval secret. PremierSifton-"But the hon. mem- '- i ber knows a change of government NEW SENATE CLERK : took place at Ottawa. His remarks . _ - must apply to Sir Hobert Borden." Ottawa, Feb. 22-A. E. Blount,-pri- j Mr. Hillocks replied he was quite vate secretary for Sir Robert Borden j willing, they should. Since he became leader of the oppose Premier Siftoh-"You think 1 should tjon, and previous to that_private sec-;anuse tnem more?" that the. premier had made-a mistake contended that, in the n)atter of grants in not consistently hammering the -*- -- federal government, no" matter what retary to Sir Charles Tupper, has been appointed clerk of the senate, in place of S. E. St. O. Chapleau, who has retired on account of his'health. Ine (ood - aalwell aa the rno�t delicious of table s/rups. ' ; The recipes.In our ne* -book. -Desserts and Candles'-', will tell you just how (o use It, in ways, /Write for a copy to our Montreal Office, --'�jfffg-; ' Dealers everywlter* have "Cro'*n BrmndV in-J*8j'i0lii�V JO pijimdtins'. ''' � ''�M' THE CANADA STARCH Cd.VlM^TCO M(;ntiic�l, canoiNaL. ��ANTroso,., ronffwiluaKi,; ' � -m*arto/",'.ify ll'hitf rifni jiw'f'Vmiiiil$fyiTi Starch and - Silver Gloss-' Laundry Slarcff,^ MR. PARMER! It Will be to Yopr Interest to See Us Before Buying Elsewhere We iiiaiiufactnre hiMlVai'ry in stock a complete line of t ' > i- Harness (Collars Saddles Chapps Saddlery Hardware Trunks Bags Sui^Cases Mitts & Gloves Fancy Leather Goods THE ALBERTA SADDLERY 300 Fifth Street S. 3 74 :> PAGE FOUR jfcetbbn^sje /tberalfc { /Xetfobrtbge, Hlbqrta tij'' DAILY AND V/-E EKLY � t i ; _,_'.__ 1 Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week 10c Dally, delivered, per year ......53.00 Daily, by mull, per year ........S400 Weekly, by mail, per year......$1.60 .Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 ;