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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETIIBHIDGE -DAILY HERALD VVKDNKSDAY, FEBWJARY 27, 1918 Ictbbrtbjc Derail. Xetbbri&je, Blberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishin. THE LETHBR1DGE HERALD PRINTING CdMPANY, LIMITED J23 6th Street South. Lethbrldge W. A. Bucbar.an President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager TELEPHONES Business Office .......... Editorial Office .......... I 1224 ' Subscription Rate3: Bally, delivered, per week ..... .10 Daily, delivered, per year .....55.00 , Daily, by mail, per year ......$4.00 ; Weekly, by mail, per year .....11.54 ; Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 lug duties .and powers according Hi the ortter-incouno.il, which created i!: 1-The providing of hospitals, convalescent homos ami sanatoria, whether (v..'i'mauct;t or temporary, >r tin-care or treatment of invalided ficvrsi. noii-eoiiimifsioned officer*-. :nei\ or other members -of the i' K. F., who | Have been honorably discharged iliere-| from, ami the administration, control and direction of '.\11 such hospitals, j convalescent homes an.I sanatoria, [ whether 'Heretofore �>st:iltli.*iis\l or to be established. C-The vocational. e>liieatvot�a.l and other rciinisite training for civil occupation of all persons who have served in and who have, been honorably discharged from the O.K.F. 3-Tito provision cf employment and all such assistance therein as may bo requisite or advisable 'or the re- * PICKED UP IN the new school. Efficiency is thej watchword o* men of this type, and Mr. Cotterell has established the fact that he is efficient. The Herald expects to see him go far in his chosen calling, and takes this opportunity to wish him every success in his new field of labor. THE EDMONTON FIRE CHIEF MUDDLE The Edmonton muddle over the appointment of a fire chief has.ended in j tha city council yielding to the strikers and that will -almost certainly mean a victory in the end for the men who refused to accept the new chief. Edmonton has, been put in a ridiculous light by the whole affair. It is difficult to say where the responsibility actually lies, though from what we gather, it was' the failure of the council to adhere to the promotion system that caused all the turmoil Promotion from the ranis is always warranted when there is a man in the canks fit for a higher and more responsible position but not otherwise. It would be foolish to respect the pro-notion idea to such an extent as to till aa important position with a man jjot equipped for it. On the other hand the promotion system is right la principle. Men should be encouraged to higher positions, but they should know that to attain them, competency is the primary consideration. As tor the Edmonton oise we know nothing about the Inner circumstances. �XCMPTED MEN MUST REPORT TO AUTHORITIES So far, the majority of the exemptions granted by the Central Appeal Judge, Mr. Justice Duff, hare been tin the cases of farmers. The larger number of appeals to the Central Appeal Court come from those who plead exemption on the score of agricultural production, nearly half of the 4,000 cases already entered being young' men who claim they are employed in some form of farm work. The appeals in this class are especially numerous from .the western provinces. In each case where the evidence substantiates that the applicant for exemption is � bona fide farm worker, and intends to work on a farm this year, the court is granting exemption. With a .view to insuring . that the condition of exemption shall be complied with, the exemption is granted in the first instance only until June .1., Each person thus exempted is required to report to the District Registrar in May as to his present vocation and plans for the .summer's �syork. If he is acuiilly on rhe farm, carrying out the promise to help increase production, the extension will be automatically renewed for the balance of the year. In November he -will have to report again, giving re-piilta of the season's work. So long ja^ he gives evidence of reasonable results in food production he will h. Knox church voted to unite with Guthrie church, both of llarriston, by small majority. The ban has been lifted on the International News Service by Great Britain and France, but not on the Hearst papers. Western Ontario sugar factories i encourage farmers to grow sugar beets with a -minimum offer of $9 per ton. To the tune of "We May be Gone for a Long Time," a draft of 300 men from the Railway Construction and Forestry Depot left Brockville. The toBi'I number of stallions enrolled under the Ontario stallion law last year was 2,433, of which  1,793 were pure-breds and 640 grades. Fishermen on Lake Erie and on MUnitoba lakes are petitioning for exemption on the same basis as fanners, as being food producers on a large scale. H. Biron of Quebec, (10 years of age, while shovelling snow off his roof, fell and. being caught by the leg of his trousers, hung suspended until he died. A. F. Brain, inspector of distilleries, succeeds James McSween as collector of Inland revenue at Windsor, Ont. Mr. McSween was In the service for more than 40 years. � An amendment, to the Manitoba Elections act is no*r,k/under consideration by the law amendments committee, ^whereby it will be unlawful for voters on election day to be carried to the polls or any part of the distance in any sort of conveyance free of charge. The act at,present allows voters to be carried within a block of the polls. , G. W. Jones has been apponted corresponding secretary for the provincial organizations of the Canada food , board. Mr. Jones was the unsuccessful The smallest vote obtained by any i candidate on the Laurier ticket in endorsed candidate in Canada was j Durham county, in the recent Federal in Moafcmagny, where Blais, who election. had the seal of government approval, i ,, , , . . ., ,. . . The Roval Arcanum Society of got only 16 votes. The Laurier can-1 Ma8Bachlwett3 whIch nas been a sub. didate got 2,388, and Armand La- ; ject Qf litigation during the past few vergne, 1,343. The total soldier vote I years is declared 99 percent solvent yros I by the insurance commissioners ot ! Massachusetts, New York and Con-nectlcutt. Every Quebec riding has the same record outside of Montreal and the eastern townships of almost unanimous votes against the government and of a soldier vcte in most cases under thirty. In the French-speaking ridings, every government. candidate will-lose his deposit Harry Lauder didn't alng "A Wee Bit, etc." and consequently memories of the days before prohibition were not revived. Lauder is .very, plain spoken. The slacker on the war is a Uerman and nothing else witii him. The slacker of all types is certainly an aid to the Germans. BUSINESS OF THE NEW DEPARTMENT The new department of soldiers re-establishment, cf which Sir James Lougheetl is the head, has the. foJlow- i Hon. C. A. Dunning, in a message ; from Ottiwa to the. Saskatchewan j Grain Gvowevs' convention said: I "Would say to .the Jaskatciiewan I Gralh Grower.-; thai the Allies require front every fanner at least ten acres of , wheat in lor every seven sown in 1!M7 oil the basis of the average yield. ; The difficulties re great but it must ' be done if the'war is l:> be won." Mr. Dunning makes it clear that it i'TVtUST be done to win ti : we know that our farmer.-�. to win '.h� car WILL iio it. v.iin � anti an t Lieut. F. H. O'Belrne.'of the Royal Flying Corps, son of W. M. O'Beirne, proprietor of the Stritford Beacon, and Mrs. O'Beirne, arrived home on Saturday after two years' absence. Lieut. O'Beirne was injured In France over a year ago. High River Presbytery nominated Rev. Dr. Ferguson for moderator ot the next general assembly and elected the following assembly delegation Messrs. Reid and Kidd* ministers; and Messrs. Dispell of Cayley, and Darch ; of Clarosbolm elders.. .Sir Carl Meyer, having been .summoned for hoarding tea in Essex, tho magistrate decided to give him flit benofit of a doubt as to whether Hie tea was food. The consul submitted that tea 13 only an agreeable stimulant, but has no nutritive qualities. The iiragistra-ie, perplexed, dismissed the ease. Horace )'.. Dodge, Detroit, multi-millionaire aitir* nvignale and who is ai.-o an umlrr-sheriif u. Wayne ' enmity, was deputized to escort fear convicted murderers to ti,e Michigan at ltd- pr..-i/ri pi' M;\T')iiette in the upper pe.iin: u!,t Near ign ice the train became smr.v-bound and Mr. Dodge h;rci a spec-' Main at. a coki cf $1,000, his entire :,-.'.-nry lor a. year as a sharif.'iS oiflji.', i : in y ii's i�".t > prh-jm mine inspectors being appointed upon the recommendation of the miners, instead as now by the government, and that these inspectors be paid as are thotie under the present law, by the government. The object of this is to remove the inspectors from any possibility of fafluenee by the employers of miners. Instances were cited from different parts of the district where miners, acting on gas committees had been discriminated against because of reports reflecting upon the management, and had lost their jobs m consequence. An exception to this was noted in the case of tho Hillcrest mines, where the man. aiger had ordered the shutting down of a portion of the mine when the miners had reported bad conditions to exist. A resolution condemning the voluntary system ot raising funds for the Patriotic fund, and recommending Federal and Provincial machinery for the levying and collection ot such moneys in the regular way, was adopted. A resolution against the Introduction of Asiatic labor in the Dominion, was also adopted. Compensation Act Relating to the Compensation act, the convention passed a resolution asking that compensation to widows of men killed in mines, or elsewhere should bo increased from twenty to thirty dollars per month and that for children from live to ten dollars; also that children between tbe ages of fourteen and sixteen be allowed an additional five dollars per month for the purpose of enabling such children to procure some benefit along the line of vocational training. The'relation of'ciadstone Local to the district organization regarding the Grand Theatre in Fernie, took &ome time, anH resulted in an amicable arrangement being arrived at by which the, local will be assisted by way of title, in it.- efforts to finally clear off the indebtedness of the building. A telegram from the district c.'ifiee at Calgary regarding the action pending by the militiry authorities regarding several miners now at Victoria Park was received anil Secretary Browne w:is it'stiacted to at once wire Letter rio. .3 ' . ' Ottnwu, Fot>. 111. - Official Ottawa finds It somewhat difficult to'adjust Itself to tho performances of the new government in the matter of work. In this regard there Was boon a transformation. New and verv Unusual standards of imlnstr>!otu" application are being established.' The day of a cabinet minister begins oarly and onds kite. After a morhlnK in administrative work in his own department he finds hhnsoW lh the early afternoon caught in a series of discussions and conferences that, usually, continue until midnight. In addition to the two great nibinet 'committees, one dealing with the war nml the other with tho problems of reconstruction, there are subcommittees of nil kinds formed to deal with particular subjects and make recommendations. The sub-committee to deal with the case of the price of print paper illustrates tho practice. This small body of four cabinet ministers heard the interested parties, considered the matter and ^suggested a course of action, which may afford a solution of a difficult controversy. There are four or five very complex, and even dangerous, problems and numberless others of less moment, to solve; in each case time is a factor of moment; the session of parliament, with its demand for a considered legislative programme is only a month away. There is nothing for it but for the mia. iisters to shun delights and leud laborious days. There would be no harm, perhaps, in saying that this speeding up is due in very considerable measure to the now ministers. It is pretty generally admitted here that in their ea-j paclty for sustained and vigorous pt-' tentlon to affairs' of state there aro only about four of the older mom*' hers who can match the achievements of the new m lnlsters; these are the Prime Minister, who is a notable worker; Sir Thoma-s White, Mr.' Meighen and Dr. Reid. The activity of the new ministors is not merely a case of new brooms sweeping clean; they all brought into the government well-deserved reputations for ability and energy acquired in their administrative, professional or business careers; and in office they iu'6 living up to the expactittiouis that, iuul been form-oil of the contribution they would make ti> the business of giving Oaneuln an efficient and capable administration. Kome of the new ministors are rather .iiole.ll :j'or, their ability to make up . ilio.il*. niliid-'Deer, A-ltir,,'Feb. 26.-Rod Deer , is up in arms oyer the report of ilos-j ing the Dominion land* office ut this i point. .' .!�*� "' tli!" Mini.-:t.--r Miiitia and the Minis ler c: .In.-:;, ,- a: Ottawa, asking for the j" iu-::i from military duty. sn-!t,an�ount cf business ' ! there still remains e