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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE &eCbbirtb^e Derail DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publlshcn* THE UETH8RIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 323 6th Street South, LethbrldQe W. A. Buchnnan. President anil Manr.BlnB Director John Torrance -  Business Mauagor Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office .......... Office .......... 1252 1234 Subscription Rateo; I)aH>:, lielivorei], per -ncek......10 DhI^. delivered, licr year .....$5.00 Callr, by mail, per year ......$4.00 VVeokly, liy mail, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, liv mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry, cl subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers r.fter g.xplratitn date is our authority to centlnuo tho subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR That the hitoli in ihe.peace aegot-JatfoKH between.Hussia and Gerniau}-will result in the resumption of hostilities is now practically certain and the Bolsheviki is sold to bo preparing to place an army of three miUioD men in the field. It Is also said that notwithstanding the terrible, conditions arcong the armies at tho front, the .soi'llcrs are 'Xrilling to continue the JlgUt. There \s some activity reported from other fronts. The successes gained liy the allied forces on the Italian jroiit are being continued. On the ::westcrn front various German raids have been repulsed by tho French, and tho Canadians, back in their old posi-tlotr; at Lens, hove advanced tboir Hue slightly. object to tho now ruling. Now, when-ever ho wishes tho city to make a capita] expcndlti^ro he must run tho gamut ot three sets of critics. First the ratepayers have their say, then the provincial utilities board, and tinally the Dominion government. It tho need for the expondlturo gets by all these juries, then tho city will get a fairly good price for the bonds, tor investors will bo satisfied that thcrcis nothing foolish about the undertaking. Ai\d tho m.iyor will bo relieved ot a lot of responsibility by tho new trlplc-pl;it-od process. Tho Ilemld btlieves tho flnnn;;lal men of tho Dominion will receive the now order without a murmur. , It will help to koop Canada's credit gooil, and that more than anything else ts what W8 will need after the war. Tho Quebec attitude that the government has no right to limit provincial borrowings is typical of Quebec. It shows linw little ^thc people of that province realize that Canada's first concern is the war rather than the construction of new highways and public buildings. SOLVING THE QUEBEC PROBLEM [. U. .V Drapeau, K.C, a French-Canadian Conservative, strongly in favor =of I'liion government has been speaking very plainly about the mistakes mude in the past la connection with rthe direction ot the war as it concerned Quebec. WTiile a Conservative and i a supporter of the late government ^he does not think the Quebec situation \s-es handled tactfully . He has little faith In the two defeated Ministers, Scvigny and Bloudln, and feels they i-re better out of the Cabinet; be-t-ause of their Xationalist connections iu 151!, and the electors had lost faith in tiieui. Mr. Drapeau further believes, that ^Sil' Robert Borden last summer should have invited into the Cabinet Hon. Pierre Evarlste Le Blanc, the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, ' and Mr. Joseph L. Perron, K.C, the partner of Sir Lomer Gouin. The former, ' Mr; Drapeau explains, expressed to liim his willingness to enter the Cab--luei ac that time. Mr. Drapeau Is convinced that the Lieutenant-Governor ot Quebec is the only man In the Conservative party who can give thej necessary leadership to the French-Canadians resident there. While Mr. Perron is the partner of the Quebec Premier, and a Liberal, Jlr. Drapeau believes, he would join Sir Robt. Borden, j He further believes that seats could easily be found for the two, and tfiat they could be returned by ac-ciaihation. Mr. Drapeau is a responsible man and an attempt should be made to get men like those he suggests in the Union government. It might do a.great deal to solve the Quebec problem. Serious minded, earnest French-Canadians of the Drapeau type should be encouraged In their efforts to put Quebec in line with the rest of Canada. GUARDING THE HEALTH OF OUR PEOPLE Premier Stewart's message to the people is of Alberta is encouraging. It talks of economy and efficiency in administration ot our provincial affairs and these are very necessary factors It we are to get value for the money wo are spending upon our public service. There is no reason why the business of administering the affairs of Alberta or any other province, tor that matter, should not be based upon the same principles as are followed In a private business. Waste and extravagance, largely the fruit of the baneful piitronago system, should be cut out, Charles Stewart Is a strong and forceful public man, anxious to do what is right, and we can assure him that he will have the best people at his back, in any efforts he puts forth to economically administer Alberta^ business. Tho premier alludes to public health and we think too much emphasis cannot be placed upon this matter. We have, like most countries, been too considerate of the health of animals, and far too neglectful of the health of human beings. Consideration of hnman life is at the root of our well being as a province and much attention should be given to promoting the health of our people. Just now and for years to come we will have the returned- soldiers, shattered in health, to care for. He should be well LETHBRroGE DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1918 ' ^PICKED UP IN-* PASSING Reglna Presbytery wants,a theatrical censor appointed. Wlno cannot bo imported intoiOklahoma, even for sacramental "purposes. Tho Sfatb of Kansas last year j>ro-ducedcr,op8 valued at $507,226,600. j;,.C. ifibhs o.v-M.P.P. for North'tAn-nrk\ Oht.. died at his home iu Drum-mond township. St. Ann's Convent,'church and residence at Glace B.ty, N. S., were destroyed by fire. Loss $125,000. On tho civilian vote the majority of n. H. McKay, Liberal, in Plotou, X.S., is 141. - . Tho lives of alt employees "of the Associated Press have been insured'for $1,000 as a Christmas gift. The Rev. V. A, llofler. rector pt Grafton, Ont., lost his mother -and twenty-fivo other relatives in the Halifax disaster. Lieut. Rudolph Girard, formerly translator In the house of commons, has received the French AVar Cross for bravery. New York's health commissioner opposes the city's entry Into the milk distribution service as economically unsound. ..... JL . .- U.S. government officials. believe that fully three million men will return to'Europe after tho declaration of pence. Serious shortage in commercial silks may follow the li.S. govem-n.ont s demand for the output of a percentage of American looms for airplane silk. It 1:; thought probable that  tho United .tales government will acquire the Westinc'iouse small arms � plant FA-Mayor H. A. Sinnott, was oloctod chairman ot the Calgary school board. iTho'(Jusljiess, Section*,of Morrln, Al-borta.was wlp^d'but'by fire. - �. Li.ii-  ' j  lir. W. S. Jafltlueft 'former Sriayor ot Trenton, Ont., dlc'a Hj^ Ioj^B .aso. Tho n,verage dally o&tpot M ^Jturtln-ous coal in the St'Rto�Ia*t month :t.aa 1,872,000 tons. � ' '; � More powerful headlights have been ordered on .aU'U.S.- locomotlves'^or July 1, next. . � ' ^tlss Ida Slttoii' a former Metho-diist rfilsslonary in Japan, .difed'at Moose Jaw. One hundred-thousand tons of ..shipping was Held atiNew Vork-pCTrt oyer qhriStmas for' wsj^t ot .bunker cbal. Guolph^citizens c�r56ratcd ..,ln,-a�J union' tUahlcsgivIng BeWlce' tlie"enactment of prohibition. by � the Dominion government. Major..Udo Wile, U.S.M.C., formerly ot tho University-of Michigan, states that food is far scafcor In England than France. There Is no coal at all on sale in Windsor and vicinity, and the natural gas supply there and In adjacent municipalities is limited. William Ellis, a~resldent of Shiloh, near Rockwood, Ont., was discovered on the roadside by some neighbors dying from n dose ot Paris green. "'It Is expected Hon. E. N. Rhodes will be re-elected speaker and Dr. J. L. Chabot deputy speaker, W. B. North-rup, e.x-M.P., may be appointed clerk of tho commons. During the absence of Hon. C. J. Doherty on his vacation Hon. A. K. .MacLean, vice-chairman ot the recon- which has hitherto been working on �^si^^onaom^il^e^l^^c^^^^'^i^ Russian contracts. The Lackawanna Railroad : will eliminate several ot Us non-rush-hour trains from New York city from Dec. 31st, effecting a saving of 1,000 tons of coal a month. -Mrs. Annie Sherwood Hawkes, author ot many famous" gospel hymns, including, "I Need Thee Every Hour," died at her home in Vehnont^at the age of S3. The validity ot the Ontario statute Imposing a provincial license on companies federally incorporated- doing cared for too, and the province mustpusiness In that province -will be final employ experts to direct the treat- '5' tl^cided by a test case before the ment of the nervous disease of our'*'''''^' '=�""'="' soldiers brought about by war service.' It is the business of the state to give special care to this class of soldier. We must not leave them de-pendept.upon their own resources for ireatmenl; if we do, many of them will never be treated and they later on may become charges upon the' public. It is our duty to give them every opportunity to get rid of their troubles and restore them to the place they occupied In the community prior to th� war. There has been much plain speaking of late about what are commonly called private diseases. The spread ol these diseases is a menace to the race and Alberta nilght very well engage an authority to cope wit^i this problem; if should not be left to indivcid-ualfi'or organizations, btit ought .to become at once the responsibility of the state. We do not advocate state medical aid but state medical leadership in these particular directions at any rate. � . . Lieut.-Col Jim Cornwall gets .the D.S.O. which Jim likely-values more than M.P.p. The D.S.O. will stay at the end of a man'a name but M.P.P. is likely to disappear any time. THE BORROWER ffAS A HARD ROW TO HOE It may.look like a small thing to the layman but the action of the Union govornment in taking control over the iBBuance of all bunds.and debentures, whether provincial, mtinlclpaj or prl-'Vate is u hig'niy imporiani ulep, auu one that is destined ti> have a wide ef-' fept In Canadian financing. i'i'Tlia action of the government Is iibthing but right, cither, even though bie Quebec provincial authorities do .ie'em disposed to kick ov^r the traces  about It. If, as the "people of Canada � h^ve decided, the'man-power of the "�^^ Jjominion is to be at the call ot the ' JU^yornmsnt for the prosecution"of the ''^^^T, then why should not the wealth of;, the country; To allow wealth to �-'J).8 fipplled to- provincial, municipal 'w'ft prlvptte undertakings which could ^tf very we'll dispensed with till after tho war would be striking a. blow-at, thi 'borrowing power which Canada ^ ;ci,eeda lii order to. pialntaln. herself ^li' tho fight. We are warned that iWs year Canada will need $500,000,-Oi)') Ip addition to,her ordinary revenue tpin^alntaln her part in the war. Tliia f^finot be borrowed In England, Unlt-'^'^S'tates or other allied country. The people ot Canada must loah'lt. What, tjfprefore,, more natural tlian that the ' I^Vernment should curtail other ave-' j,ii}l^;;Of ^nve�troen>'ln^order that the ' iuion^y 'TOlght'lie Wallalile' f^^ 'war ''^M'-Vf�^V9 sure Mayor Hardle .will not WALKED 100 MILES TO VOTE FOR OLIVER (Grande Prairie Herald) There must be some good in the Liberal cailse. Else .why did H. L. Plckrem, commonly known as "Pick" walk from .Pouce Coupe to Grande Prairie, a distance of 100 miles, expressly to^ote for Honorable Frank Oliver.^Nor la that all! Plckrem paid his ftwn expenses on. the road and paid them In town until Tuesday afternoon, when he left on the return trip. Quite a lot ot energy 'and money expended on one vote, wasn't It? Even when the returns came in and it was learned t^at Mr. Oliver had ^een defeated for'the 'firsftime' in the history of Alberta.; "Rick", wao not. wholly down hearted."He,had shown his ap-procJatlon anyway/ lV|r. Plckrem will remain In Pouce Gouse.forthe winter, having accepted a position as fur buyer for the Revlll-on Preres, Limited. . PROBfe COAL 8l"irUATI0N.. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan! 3.-Harry Hamilton, president of the Standard Coal Company, was brought > here from Butler, Pann., thli morning by a deputy United States marshal, charged with selling, coal for more than $2.45 a ton, the price fixed by H. A. Garfield, fod-erol -fuel -administrator. It was stated'that the entire coal situation in western Pennsylvania,is l>8lng Inv.^stigated by tlx* government,,-with,a view to stopping profiteering. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Two men are dead as a, result of being struck by a radial car at New Toronto. They are" Charles Resick, whose address is not known, and- John | Bolahood, of 105 or 107 York street, I Toronto. ' ' The remains ot the late Lieut Russell Jenner, son ot Ur. and Mrs. Jen-ner, of KlngsvlUe, who was killed In an accident at the Canadian flying school at Fort Worth, Texas, were Interred at KlngsvlUe. . ' The London Dally Mail has begun the publication ot an American edition from the offices of Ity Paris edition. The new edition will be for Americans In Prance and will carry special jablea and a. page- of mail news. ' ' , John R. Lamb has- been appointed assistant general . juEnager, ;0t the Bank of Toronto. For nearly three years past Mr. Lainb ha^ hol^ the position of superintendent of branches, and previously that of western superintend enL The State ot New Jersey has won the rlght'to levy a direct road tax of one mill on all real and . personal property iwhlch 1? ta?ed! munjclpally. This will provide for a.^lS.OOO.OOO gQ.od roads, netwprk,in. thp.rStitos, Rev. G. L. Morrell/-pastor ot the People's, church �t. .Minneapolis, was arrested charged with sending improper matter through "the mails. The charge is based on a book written by Morrell dealing with conditions In' Mexico. �. . At a meeting of the trades and labor council the Victoria. B.C., loo�l of International Typographical iun.lpn withdrew from memberfhlp on-the ground that the 'local couijcll Is ; controlled by the Socialist element and bocauao of its attitude agdinat conscription. ; Dr. Samuel Thorniton, formerly Bishop of Ballarat, Australia, died .in England recently, aged 82, He was consecrated first Bishop of Ballarat In 1865, and he retlred'-ln IflpO; Since that ,date he had. been i^8al8tinK:lQ!�came acute: > Wires' wer�>Bt,retcb*d agrdss tho street, over which the felection officials fell, being; t'^ereuppn-attacked with bottles and blud^eonij. be acting minister of justice. C. N. Jleserve has resigned his position as general secretary of the Peter-boro Y.M.C.A. to accept the associate general secretaryship of tho Association at Lincoln, Nebraska. - � Amongst the officers just returned to Canada from England is Major Fea-therston Aylesworth, son of Sir Allan Aylesworth. His sight Is affected, and for some considerable time he will be unable to do any serious work. Major-General Sir John Carson, of Montreal, who sfnce'lhe outbreak of the war has been on service ih England and Prance as a representative ot t^e Canadian government, has re- colTod the HMsslan decoration ot the Order of St. Stanialaa.  Before Jildge Reynolds' at'-Brook-vUlo, George Mason, proprietor of tho Proscott Journal, charged with wilfully and knowingly publishing talso news In regard to the M.S.A., was acquitted. - Charges of misconduct, fraud and violation of departmental vogulatlons against Daniel J. Kearney, preventive officer ot tho department ot inland- revenue, Montreal, will bo Inquired into. Ton muMors head a record Hat ot crimes cowpllcd by, tho Montreal Police Department Ju llUi. Other items are: Suicides, 49; homicides, 4S; excusable homicides, 43; accidental deaths, 401; deaths duo to assault and excused as no crime, 4S; new-Uprn babies found dead, 23. It is stated at Ottawa that Lleuf.-Col. Win. Bcattle, C.M.G., formerly pastor ot SL Andrew's Presbyterian church Cobourg, has received an Important appointment on the lines of communication In France, and that Major G. O. Fnllls succeeds him as Assistant Director of Choplains. Harold McDonahl. son ot tho late Archibald-McDonald of Fort Qu'Ap-pello, Saak., who went overseas at tho beginning of the war as A lieutenant, has risen to the rank ot brigadier-general. Howas awarded the Distinguished Service Order In 1916 and the Com-mandership ot tife Order St. Michael and St. George wos conferred upon him in June, 1917. Shadrick Martin, one ot London's oldest inhabitants, died at his home, there. He was 85 years old. "Shack." as he was familiarly known to hundreds of citizens, who patronized his barber shop in the early days, outlived many of his best customers. FomR:FiEice S HELD AI MAGRAIti (I'tom Our Own Corrcspondenl) Magrath, Jan. 4.--Very linproaslvo services wore held on Sunday after' noon over the remains of Rowan VV. Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher had been ill for some time and a few weeks ago he wont to B. C. .to lake a much needed rest and It was there ho passed away. His body was shipped to Magrath for burial. Mr. Fletcher wa� one of the pioneers ot Magrath. He came here with his parents from Salt Lake City among tho first residents. He lived here up until a t-sw years ago, when he moved to Burdctt and has since been fingnged In the mercantile business there. Whllo o resident ot Magrath Mr. Fletcher wos a prominent business man. He was tor a nnni-ber ot years nmnagor of tho old firm ot Harker-Head, which is now tho Trading company. He was also prominent in social circles-and an all-round good fellow and will bo greaty missed by his many friends. The services were tn charge of Bishop Harker. The people turned out in great numbers to show their respect tor deceased. Tho speakers were: .\. Mercer, Z. W. Jacobs, ot Cardston; D. H. Elton, Lethbrtdgo; Mr. Snow,' ot Raymond, and Bishop .Harker. All spoke the highest praise'and the best things which can be said of any man were that ho was an obedient son, a true friend and a good husband and father.) and a true Latter Day Saint. The choir under tho direction ot J. O. among wh'om"Ver'e thrrate''irr'"john j Bridge, rendered the following selec-Carllng, John LaboU, Senator Leon-!"''"^' ^""^ "^o^"* mysterious ard, Benjamin Cronyn and Isaac Waterman. In the declining days of Sir John Carllng. the aged barber would make dally trips to his residence, in order, as he expressed It, "that Sir John might be shaved properly." "Shack" was the first negro to enlist In the nortliern forces when civil war broke out In Uio United States. He was wounded and went to London to open up a barber shop. Sir Charles Gordon, Montreal manufacturer, has been appointed vice-chairman of the British Mission in the United States, and will take up Lord Northclltfe's duties there. Sir Charles Gordon is president ot the Dominion Textile Company ot Canada:' President ot the Hlllcrest Collieriea; vice-president of Ponmans, Limited; vice-president of C. Meredith and Company, Limited-;, a director ot tho Banic ot Montreal, a director'ot numerous other companies, and a governor ot McGill University, Montreal. He was born In Montreal In 1868, a son of tho late John Gordon, who was one ot the most respected citizens of Montreal and a prominent merchant. He married in 1897 Miss Eiiith Brooks ot Sea-forth. Oat., and has three children. way," "Wanted on the other side," "Tho' deepening trials," and "Rest tor the weary soul." A solo was rendered'by Mr. L. M. Coombs ot Leth-brldge. Tne pall bearers were old time friends and. relatives ot the deceased, 0. Blumel, Ralph Wlnterton, Geo. Clifton, J. T. Steele, B. W. Wool-ley and L. M. Coombs. Mr. Fletcher leaves to mourn his loss a wife and two children besides a father and brothers and sister and a larfee circle of friends. The floral offerings were beautiful, being sent by the following: Fletcher family, Mr. and Mrs. Aston, Mr. and Mrs. Judd, Annie George, D. H. Elton, J. Ostlund, Geo. Clifton, Grassy Lake Ward, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Coombs, J. E. Loverlng, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Swart. NEW COUNCIL MEETS Regular meeting of the town coun-cU held in the town hall, Jan. 2nd, with'' th�.new council present as follows: Mayor Bennlon, Councillors Rirle, Wfod, Harker, Hodges and Peterson, and Sec-Treas. Rich. ' ' Jtayor Bennlon expressed nrs pleasure and best wishes at meeting with the new council, wished the members a 'Bucfeessful j^ear's business in the council, aiid advlned caution and calm dellboratton In all maUara otiowh at-falra. He. reviewed the towira bnnU nea,a of the pait year, ratanrlac to tha llghteninK ot the taxes convtrad wltli work done. Tho tire apparitua bought was a good stroke ot bttalnaia and tka patriotic work in proaecuting the war had been splendid in alt lines. He aui-gostod in view of the newyaar that all conimltteea be active in thair work and prompt tn attendins to thair bull- ' noiis, and reporting to the council. Councilman Rlrle endoraad' the mayor's remarks, and advised that all nukt-tora for 'diacusalon bo dealt with la the council with good feeling and not agitated on the street. Commlttaea Appointment ot committees aa follows: Pinaiice, Harold Wood, J. B. Hlrle, Arnica Peterson; Worlw and Property, B. Hodges, Wood, Peteraon; LI-cense and Police, J. B. Rlrle, Tanner, Harker; Health and Rallet, Pateraott, Tanner, Hodgei; Aaaeiamant, Harkar, Wood; Board of Health, Harkar, J. A. Mercer, Dr. Dice, Mayor Bannlon aad A. O. Rich. Mr. Gondick asked the prlrllage ot putting up forfeit' for ilceasa on pool hall. Moved and aotonded that pool hall men bo held to llconae. Carrlad., J. A. Klrle offered the Magcatb Trading Co. weighing' scalea to tha town tor 125.00. Discussed pro. and con. Referred to Property and Worka. Mayor Bennion auggeitad' that a whiatle for the power bouaa ba bought and blown as a curtaw whlaUa, alio suggosled a fire brigada and tire engine demonstration. Tho mayor explained tha appointment of aecretary-traaiurer for November and December 1917, bad now expired and asked the council their pleasure re a new appolntmant. Movad that Mr. Rich be 'emplortd a� aecra-tary-treaaurer andmarahal tor tha year, or at tho pleasure ,pt the cotincll with former arrangements 're his private business apprpved, carried. Councillor Wood reported Halifax relief work, and preiehtatlott ot badges to aerial corps Toluntears. j^maunt o'f funds forwarded $423.90. Work accepted with vote ot thanks.' Mayor Reunion mentioned the matter ot presenting badges or other marks, of reapect to additional recruits leaving now soon. Moved that ttaO' mayor see to procuring badges t6tr deltaftlng recruits. Carried. Councillor Peterson will assist tlie mayor in this work. Mayor authorized to borrow up to $500 from Royal Bank to provide for dverdraft pending the passing ot regular money. borrowing bylaw. Carried. ' ,' Mayor Bennion made a statement re a public place of amusement and recreation, proposed by varloua committees' of the town. Said the matter should be initiated by council and the place could IncUude a Rid Cross room, swimming pool, and hall tor general amusements, games and sports tor the young people. Various amounts had already been ottered by citUan* to this and It was suggested that, the ^owii give land for building site. Moved that Property and Works committee confer with the various committees and part-les'lnterSsted in tliia matter. Carried. AT HAYR HARDWARE Tomorrow, Saturday Afternoon, at 3 O'clock FRANK WADDINGTON, Auctioneer Ranges, Gas Stoves, Graniteware, Greases, F*aints, Netils, Carpenters* Tools, Malleable Goods, Forks, etc. These are just a few of the linens to be offered Our ENTIRE WrraOUT RESERVE Be Sold ;