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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DATLT HERALD SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1917 lb: I*thbrt�ge Derail letbbrtfcge, tUDerta 3AILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week......10 Dally, delivered per year ......$5.00 Dally, by mall, per year.........$4.00 Weekly, bv mail, per voar .Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 1252 1224 TELEPHONES Business Office............. Editorial Offlco ............. W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager Dates of expiry of sutiscrlptlons appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers after oxplration date is our authority to contlnuo tho subscription. Your King and Country Need You Right Nowl THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Increasing unrest in Austria points to a revolution if the people are not soon relieved of the horrors of war. Peace is the only thing apparently desired by the much harassed people of the dual monarchy now, and the resumption of the Russian offensive has led to a quickening of that desire. These people are fast realizing that they have been but dupes of Germany in the struggle and are longing only to be free of the shackles that bind them. The Rumanians now are contemplating the resumption of the offensive on their front, which will have for its object the recovery of their oil fields from the Germans, and the saving of their crops for the allies. WHAT ABOUT THE BREAD PROBE? Some weeks ago the Board of Trade passed a resolution asking that the price of bread in Lethbridge be probed. Shortly afterwards the City Council accepted the proposal and the investigation was ordered, under the authority vested in the municipality by the Dominion government. Was the Investigation ever held? If so, what were the findings? The Herald would like to hear, and we are sure the public would like to hear something about the details of the proceedings and the findings. Surely there is no reason why they should have been hushed up! have a solid Greek population behind thorn. Four hundred thousand fresh troops may soon be in action there, giving an army of more than a million on that front. The Russians and Hritlsh troops are also co-operating in the Trans-Caucasus. Altogether, the ring of steel is strengthening dally. The Oroek flag and tho Stars and Stripes liavo been added to those forming tho ring around the Teutons. Sheer forcf of numbers and weight of artillery is destined soon to play an important part in allied operations against the common enemy. THE RUSSIAN DRIVE-ITS POSSIBILITIES On July 1st. a year ago, the world was startled by the first reports of the Somme drive instituted on that day. Since then there have been many important events in the great world war, but the anniversary of the commencement of the Somme drive was chosen as the date for the commencement of the first drive by the new Russian republic. That the first of July will.go down in the history of this war as an Important date goes without saying. The new activity of the Russians on the Gallciaa front is hailed by the world as evidence that Russia is once more united. True, there are many dissenting elements and the situation in the big republic is not by any means clear as yet, but late dispatches telling us of the pro-war and pro-Kercnsky demonstrations are encouraging, and hopes are high that the tide in Russia baa turned. There is no doubt that had Russia remained firm against the machinations of the German spy system with which she was honeycombed, and had ehe taken part in the big spring drive In which the allies on the west, on the Italian front and in Mesopotamia participated, the war would have been much nearer a conclusion today than It is. However, now, with America's entrance and Russia's return to the fight, the situation is looking much brighter. Premier Lloyd George stated in his speech at Glasgow the other day that "Russia will regain her strength with a bound and become mightier and more formidable than ever." If his prophecy is correct, and if his forecast of the utter failure of the submarines proves true, Germany cannot hold out so long as has been predicted in some quarters. Russia is destined to play a great part in the war yet. If she can persist in her present efforts and succeed in the capture of Lemberg, the capital of Gallcla, the whole Teuton line in the east will have to be withdrawn. There is no doubt that Teutonic reserves in the east have been reduced to tho utmost. The Germans themselves indicated that they had withdrawn GOO.OOO men from tho eastern front to help stem the tide of the allies in tho west. This weakening of the eastern line, and the Jarge supply of munitions with which the Russians seem now to bo provided, augurs well for tho anecesB of the Russian enterprise. It will give an opportunity for the western allies and the Italians to force the pace. It should not be forgotten either that the allied arotltft Macedonia now A FOOL PROPOSAL There's always some fool that want? to throw n handspike in the machinery and the latest is located at. Balcarres, Saskatchewan. The Baloarres Kroe Press, which is so rabidly partizan that it should be located in a museum as tho eighth wonder of the world, is peeved that the good people of Saskatchewan overwhelmingly upheld the Martin government in tho recent elections, and blossoms out with a proposal that would raise the hair of the ordinary individual. All the Balcarres Free Press wants is for all the Conservative members of the Saskatchewan legislature to retire, leaving their seats vacant. Here is the wonderful proposal as it broke upon an unsuspecting world in a recent issue: Acting upon a suggestion put forward by this paper, a movement is now on foot in several constituencies to suggest the retirement from tho Saskatchewan legislature of those Conservative members who were successful in the recent elections. Previous experience has surely taught the Conservatives of this province, that, with the small membership which the opposition now holds in the legislature, it will be mere waste of time and good talent to sit in the bouse and witness the "railroading" of every piece of legislation that is likely to be of value to the Grit cause. Since these tew men can expect neither hearing, attention, nor respect, from the Liberals in the house, should they remain it would almoBt appear that the desire for an easy existence for the next five years is the only attraction. The shameless use of unsavory methods for the catching of votes during the election, and the past not-altogether-honest record of tho Liberal government, together with the weak-kneed legislation with which the public has been saddled in the past few years, should in themselves be sufficient to disgust any man with honest intentions, and for this reason the suggestion is being made in many quarters that the opposition refuse to sit in session with the motely crowd which now calls itself the "Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly." As an opposition, Mr. Wllloughby and hiB supporters will have positively no effect against anything with which they did not agree, in fact, for all they can accomplish, with their few, they might as well not be in existence. All members of the opposition, with the exception of Mr. Wllloughby, are new arrivals with no experience whatever in parliamentary matters, and, while we do not doubt the ability of any one of them, the fact cannot be overlooked that Mr. Wllloughby could expect very little of them in the way of active assistance. It is our belief that the government feels itself so secure, that it will stop at nothing, and with no opposition to keep tab and dig up more stuff like the Bradshaw charges will very soon hang itself. We do not pretend to know what the electors of this province expect to accomplish with a one-horse government whose depredations must go undiscovered. One thing is certain, Saskatchewan has been compelled by those in authority to accept the ruling of the foreign element. Their will must be ours, and our rights must be first picked over by them through the medium of a bunch of dubs now calling themselves the "Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly." Preparations are being made for a meeting in Regina at an early date, of the various Conservative executives and successful and unsuccessful candidates, when the proposition will be submitted to Mr. Wllloughby. If the Balcarrea Free Press is any criterion of the brains and Intelligence displayed by the rest of the Conservative party in Saskatchewan, then our sister province may thank its lucky stara that the Liberal majority waa as big as it proved to be. Such tactics as are suggested above might prove popular in benighted Mexico, but they won't appeal to intelligent Canadians. Had the Balcarres Free Press suggested that voting by proportional representation be inaugurated in Saskatchewan, it might have escaped being voted a fit representative for the dippy house. MEMORIAL SERVICE AT WESTMINSTER FOR LATE WM. REDMOND Ulster and Nationalist leaders knelt sldo by side nt tho memorial service, which was held at Westminster Cathedral for Major Wm. Redmond, brother of the Irish leader, who Ml in action. Old and bitter opponents of tho gallant officer cam* to pay their last tribute. {5lRlWHN~RE0KIOND or 'Money Order. Pofl Office. The National Service Board of Canada. OTTAWA. 13 ;