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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta 1. t ' % THE LRTHBBmGB rPAff-T ."f*b WHY FRANCE IS FIGHTING By Stephene Lauzanne in the Outlook. Mr. Lauzanne is Prime Beef, Lamb, Veal, and Pork Tenderloins POULTRY Milk Fed Turkeys . Milk Fed Chickens Milk JFed Fowl fro. 1 Geese 1 fro. 1 Ducks Smoked Meats Shamrock Hams Shamrock Bacon Feamealed Bacon Ayrshire Bacon Cottage Boll Picnic Hams Burns' Tomato Sausage Lent, Feb, 21 to Upril 8 the "Matin," one of the dally news-; papers of Paris having a larse circulation and influence not only in France but throughout the Continent of Europe. Mr. Lauzanne, who has' spent much time'.in England, is well acquainted not only with English pol-. itlcs and statesmen, but with the influential men an.t public opinion of all the belligerent European countries. He speaks with the authority of know-edge when he interprets the facts aud feelings connected with tho attitude of Fraice towards the war. He is now visiting the United States for the purpose of familiarizing himself with public opinion here.-The Editors. Prince Bismarck once said that a j Frenchman was a man "wearing a ' decoration and ignorant of geogra-i phy." Wearing a decoration; some j of them do wear decorations, and I i think that after this war no one will laugh at the decorations worn by 'the men of the Marne and of the Sorame, of Rheims and of Verdun. Ignorant of geography; that may be true, but only in this sense, that we thought I that all other countries of Europe, beyond our borders, had the same sense of honor, the same respect for signed treaties, the same regard for small and weak nations. In that we were wrong and ignorant of geography. But we do know history, and especially the history we are writing with our * blood. It is that history which explains why France is fighting sad why France must continue to fight. Who wanted war? Who prepared for ah aggressive war? Who declared war? If any one desires to know what nations wanted war, he has only. to read the speech of M. Giolitti, Italian Prime Minister, in which he revealed that in 1913, one year before the assassination of the Austrian Archduke, Italy was approached by her two Allies, Germany and Austria, and} asked by\ them to join in an attack on Serbia, under promise of a share in the spoils. If any one desires to know what nations prepared for an aggressive war, he will find indisputable proof that while from 1883 to 1893-twenty years before the .war-the increase of the military expenses In France was seventy per cent, in England fifty-three per cent., in Russia ninety-seven per cent., the increase in Germany during the same period was twjo hundred and twenty-nine per cent.; and he will find further that ln�1913i when France spent one hundred aad twenty million dollars for war material, Germany spent for the same purpose seven hundred million dollars. If 'any one desires to know what nations declared war, let him refer' to the Austro-German diplomatic cor respondence, and he will see that In three days four declarations of war '/were; issued . against Serbia;. Russia,' France and" Belgium respectively from Berlin aad Vienna. He will find the one against France delivered on August 3, 1914, at 6.45 p.m., by Baron von Schoen, German Ambassador in Paris, who called at the French Foreign Office and handed the following document: Mr. President: .The ^German administrative and military authorities have established a certain number of flagrantly hostile acts committed on German territory by French military aviators. Several of these have openly violated the neutrality of Belgium by flying over the territory of that country; one has attempted to destroy buildings near Wesel; others have been seen in the district of the EBfel; one has thrown bombs on the railway near Carlsruhe and Nuremberg. I am instructed, and I have the honor to inform your Excellency, that in the presence of these facts of aggression i the German Empire considers itself in a state of war with France in consequence of the acts of this latter Power. (Every, statement of fact in this declaration of war was proved subsequently to be untrue, and on May 18 of this year a German publication, the "Deutsche Medizinische Wochen-schrift," published a letter of the German Dr. Schwalbe, Burgomaster of the German town of Nuremberg, who formally declared that "the rumor that bombs had been thrown by French aviators on Nuremberg or its editor-in-chief of ; deportation of. $he mala P�P�M�" �f Belgium now reduced to servitude in German \yar. factories, which recently was stigmatized in the following terms by President Wilson: ..-.J "The Government of the United .States is constrained to protest most solemnly against .this action, which is in contravention of all. precedents and. of those humane principles of International practice which have long been accepted and followed by civilized nations iri their treatment of non-combatants." Thus. France, who did .not want war, who did not prepare for any aggressive measures, and did not declare war but had war declared against her, had to face war and fight for her existence and independence. Now France means to fight on. France wiJl fight on because, what is at stake is not territory, or money, or influence, but an ideal; and one cannot bargain over an 'ideal. The ideal of France and of every ally of France is to extirpate, once i for all, the spirit of oppression, of j brutality, of aggression, which is responsible for this war. That Epirit is expressed in the Germkn plan of world domination (Weltmacht.) That plan will be given hp' when the German people have realized that they have been beaten, that "they are weaker than those they attacked, that they are not to dictate terms of peace but to have terms of peace dictated to them, that they -are- hot to offer, as an aim, not to annihilate other j 'WW'IF TONGUE IS COATED F CR088, FEVERISH, ICK.' fit-IOU8, CLEAN LITTLE LIVER AND BOWELS. , Children love (his "fruit laxative," and nothing else cleanses the tender stomach, liver and bowels so nicely. A child will simply not stop playing to empty the bowels, and the result is, they become tightly clogged with waste, liver gets sluggish, stomach so lire, then your little one becomes cross, halt sick, feverish, don't- eat, sleep or act naturally, breath la bad, system full of cold,'has sore throat, stomach ache or diarrhoea. Listen,' Mother! See If tongue is coated, then give a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of Figs," and In a few hours all 'the undigested food passes out of the system, and you have1 a well, playful child again. � Millions of mothers give "California Syrup of Figs" because it Is perfectly harmless; children love it, and it never fails to act on the stomach,, liver and bowels. Ask your druggist for a 60-cent hot-tie of "California Syrup ot Figs," which has full directions for babies, children of all ages and for grown ups plainly printed on the bottle. Beware of counterfeits sold here. Get the genuine, made by "California Fig Syrup Company." Refuse any other kind with contempt.-Advertisement. � as an aim, not to annihilate otner i------------ nations, but must learn to respect the'P*sse . v He Is.not a so-called "corn doctor.' He does not cut corns or callouses-he performs no :operations^ Ha almply inspects your feet and tells you how you ean obtain instant relief and permanent comfort by mechanical means, using Or. eteholl'a wonderfully successful scientific appliances and preparations to produce the most desirable results. And remember, there Is no/charge whatever for this service. You will not'be asked to buy a single' thing. Neither need you be a customer, of thla.store. / i COME IN, EARLY Hundreds ^f people-perhaps thousand*-are going to try to see this Scholl foot expert but those who come early will be more certain of his most. careful and thorough\attentlon. to do ^not put off your visit until the last minute^-yeu may be too late then. Drop everything else, If nee* be, and coma early. If you are now wearing arch supports, let him readjust' them for^you. It will coat you nothing. �RINQ THE CmbOREN Little weaknessesjn children's'fatt may tfsvelap . Into eerloua and painful foot allmehts If alleWed to progress. Cot the Scholl foot expert sse their fiat and show you how to take care of tha,little ones arid prevent possible.foot troubles. Let him tell yeu how to select-shoes for the ohlldren-hoW to be sure that their little feet will have plerity'of room >to grow correctly.. *-.'.> Don't Let This Opportunity Slip by Ypu Thla la an opportunity that no one should overlook. It may mean permanent freedom from the annoyance, the discomfort, the pain of foot aliments. It is an opportunity that comes but seldom to most of us and you should lose no4lme In taking the fullest advantage' of It. There are no atrings attached to this offer- you will not be asked to buy a thing. 80 do not,hesitate to come,, ., � '��>.�' _ _ tail � �  ' .-- 1 . ' - A > ,, ^ SHERLOCK BUILDING, LETHBRIDCJE railway was utterly untrue." So that her women, with her dead, for an tne For Health and Economy P. Burns Co. Limited MAIN MARKET-3RD AVE. SOUTH, PHONES 412 4 1388 (f;c0MINION MARKET - COR. 4TH ffSpAVEi A 6TH ST, S., PHONE 1664 >LACE MARKET-FHONE -13TH 431 ST. N. war was not only declared upon France, but was declared on a false pretext trumped up for the occasion. If, moreover, any one desires to know how war was carried on as regards neutrals, let him read what on August 4, 1914, before the Reichstag,; the German Chancellor himself pub- j " Iicly declared concerning the invasion ot Belgium: . | "We have been forced into a state: of self-defense, and the necessity of self-defense knows' no other law (kennt keln Gebot). Our troops have occupied Luxemburg, and have perhaps already been obliged to enter Belgian territory. That' is against the rules of International law. It is true that the French Government announced in Brussels that it would respect Belgian neutrality as' long as its opponents would do so. But we knew that France was ready for an invasion of Belgium. j "France could afford to wait. We could not wait. An attack on our flank might have been fatal. We were therefore ob'.iged to disregard the protest of the Luxemburg and Belgian Governments. For the wrong, �we have done thereby we shall try to', atone, as soon as our military end is' obtained." ' And if aiy one wants to know how war was carried on as regards civilian belligerents, he will remember the burning of Louvain, the destruction of the Cathedral of Rheims, the' murder of Miss Cavell and .Captain Fryatt, the deportation of women and young girls from northeastern Ftaace �-who last summer were reduced to virtual slavery in the fields-and the war. And I may add, all France in all the trenches. In the trencheB of Verdun, where we had sworn to ourselves that even if we had to give the last drop of our blood, Germans would not pass-and the Germans have not With dessert and light refreshments our COCOANUTWAFERS are simply delicious. North-West Discuit Co., Limited EDMONTON - ALTA. 10 I I I I II 'Ayr - 'Vt/f&W .1. - ^^^*ab:'i ' J THE FOUR SQUARE REM ED? FORfCOUGHS lat It's Efficient Proven by its 47 years of steady and increasing sales. 2nd It's Pleasant The children love it. It tastes good, it gives quick relief. Cure your next Cough with Shiloh The dose is only _�.M6,twf wgaaMNcas. 3rd It's Economical small, one quarter the usual amount. 4th It's Safe Has been used even for Infants for over 47 years, kWaW �; 25c,50c^iL0O (From Our Own Corresoondent) Nemiscam, Feb. .19.-We are very pleased to say that mainly owing to our introductory article the local board of trade has been revived and a most successful meeting was held on Saturday, Feb. 17, when 41 names were submitted and approved as members. The following officers were elected for "the ensuing year: W. Hende.Mon, president; W. Henry,. vice-president, and I. Carter, Becretary-treasurer. Hon. Pres., Mr. Marnoch of the Leth-bridge Board of1 Trade, C. A. Feme, publicity agent. After the above gentlemen were elected to office, the meeting was thrown open for discussion, and the following questions the Patno'tic Fund, Everybody will.be welcome., . ? O. Field has bought an acre of land from F. Kearns and has built a good implement shed and has taken a trip to Lethbrjdge to the head office of the International Harvester Co., whom he represents here, with regard .to getting a full line of farm, machinery shipped in. ' ' Leslie Smith,  the representative ot the Singer Sewing) Machine Co., has made vthis t6wn-hith a definite guarantee to return the purchaMr** monoyli It fails to Blve -ttetactton. V�ry few botUaa.r. �tum�4. J. D. HIGINBOTHAM 81 CO., DRUGGISTS. .  LETHBBIDGE, AU/tA. AJso'thebeat druggist in all AlbWto tqwqa. V4,Vf 05 ;