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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR the LETHBRmOB DAILY HERALD thursday. julyJ\, 1918 . XctbbrlDoe, aiberta DAILY Af^O WCKKLY PrepHetora and PublUhcm ITHK LETHBRIDQE HERALD PRINT-INQ COMPANY, LIMITED MS 6th Street South, Lethbrldg* W. A. Buahanan President nnd Managing Director fthn Torrance  - Buain��i Manacer BoBlness Wltorjal tslf.PHONES Ottioe .......... OUice .......... mi liU Subicrlptlon Rattsi Dally, delivered, per weeX .16 Dallr. dellTored, per year .....fB.OO Dally, by mail, per year ____^14.00 Weekly, by mall, per year .....J1.I9 Weekly, by mall, per year to tr.s..$2.00 Datei of expiry ot lubscrlptiont o pear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers r.ftc. exptratRn date U autiiorily to continue the subscription. two years ago. Is positively opposed to her "Bloctlon to Uio United Statw sonata or iiad slio filed, would havo opposed htv re-olcctlon to the housn of reprcsontiUlves. Miss Rankin was consciously or unconsciously, a member of tlio llftu army in tho United- States. pledKc-d to prevent this country from niakluK preparations or declaring war nKninet tlie impertal ti'crman govorniuent until the beasts of civilization had wiped up EnBiaud and Franco. Jeanolto Raukln did not havo tho womanhood nor the courage to voto for war a.ijaiDSt a tribe ot barbarians. Joanctto Raukln failed tho people of Montana In a crisis nnd misropro-sputed tliem before tho civilized world. Jcanotto Rankin ^as the creature and tho instrument which sought 10 keep tho United States from ontering tho war until tho beast had wlpotl up tho noble French pooplo and shot tho ! population off tho British Isles. I Jeanotto Rankin followed up tho work ot tiie^alsor, consciously or �n '^PICKED UP JPASSIJVG ^QJg TJfB^BUSY MAN our. A porcupine was killed in a street In Bcllovlllo. Stray dogs from all over tho States nro being shipped to �Washington for gas experiments! Liout.-Col. R. W. Patterson, ot Paris, Ont, has T)0on promoted to hrigadlgr-general, eucceedlng Brl^. Oen. Sooly. A million mon aro said to havo changed their employment In tho past five weeks as a result of tho"XJ. S. Feyleral "Work or Fight" Act., Garden lots In Medicine Hat not ..v.... ____.....----...... . , connected with water aro to be water- cousclously, when she i:itrodui-ed her i ed with the tiro hose by tho firo de-resolutlon declaring tho t^nitcd States ! partment. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. The pan-Germans have won another ^ ......,^..., ... ________......... notable victory In the appointment ot ^ (jjg president's conscription bill was a naval man to ho euccossor to For- \ up in the house, that if she voted for in favor of an Irish republic, n sehomo devised by the traitorous Sinn Foinors to help Germany. Miss Rankin was the dagger In the hands of tho German propagandist when slio camo to Butto and did everything a person should not do to keep peace in a mining camp supplying material for tho war against tho unspeakable Huns. .Miss Rankin had the impudence to wire constituents in Montana when eign Secretary Von Kuehlnmnn. In fact It marks the real controversion of government to tho hands entirely ot tho militaristic forces, and Is a direct slap in the faco ot tho moderates. LltUe activity to reported from tho �war fronts, Italians continue to press their gains in Albania and on the Italian front. STRIKES AND THE COST-OF-LIVING. Wages-cost-of-living - wages-cost-oMlvlngl There you hare it, a progression or rather a spiral, and there you have die underlying cause of miich ot tho strike trouble in Canada. Dispatches from Ottawa yesterday stated that tho government was aniiouB over the 'ipeat number of strikes and threats of strikes In Canada's Industries. It �jiiw been apparent recently that the tendency to strike has been on th3 Increase. And It is quite "apparent alfio, tliat it Canada is to continue at "ivar-tlme speed in production, eomethlng will have to he done to ovopoome the strike fllftlculty. The Herald does not hellsve that the. labor men of Canada are disloyal With thousands of their comrades ovarseas doing, their bit in the trenches, it 1� Impossible to believe anjr such thing of thoeo at home. Oo-caalbnally there is a strike over soma petty matter, but as a rule the question of wages and the cost-of-living Is the trouble. The worlonan finds the cos^oMIving mounting to uncomfortable proximity to his earning powers. He demands an increase in wages. It Is granted, either after a strike or arbitration. The increase in wages affects the prices ot the commodities which enters Into his cost-of-living and as a result ho shortly finds him-salt In the ppaUlon of having been little benelltted hy his wage.increase.^ Tho demand for another increase' is made-�nd. the basis of another strike Is laid. _ ' "We do not helieve that strikes are necossary ]f the government will" take hold of the sltuaUon InteUlgently. We realize of course that the troijhle is a hard one for-which to find, a solution. Price filing would appear to be the natural way to put an end to the over-climbing spiral, but there are so many difflcultles In any scheme for prlce-flxlng that the government shies at it. The fact remains, ho-^erer, that Canada^a efforts to help in bringing the war to a successful'close is being impaired" by' the conBtaht etrlkes throughout the country and it Is imperative that the government should do anything possible to end them. If price-fixing is the only solution, then prices should be fjped. It may be a drastic method, but so, too, li war drastic. it she would bo alone as sho could find no other representative lu congress who favored U. Miss Rankin was a dupe ot the kaiser when sho advised tho coal miners at Klein. Montana, to stay out and niino no more co.al. -Miss Rankin does not represent Montana-that is enough, and If the 3u,0(K) boys In Franco had a chance to express themselves, they would be \ solidly against a crying school girl ! who wanted to stand by her country, but could not vote for \ -viv. JEANETTE RANKIN BEFORE THE BAR. Jeanette Rankin is the only,con-gresswoman in the United States. A number of state legislatures have wo-meh members, Alberta and B.C., In Canada, havo women members of the' legislative assembly. The woman, is entering political life In this country in a manner that Is attr^tlng wide attention. But the case of Miss Rankin is unfortunate. Sho opposed the entry of the U.S? into the war, and the glamor of her election has all ivorii off. At least, that Is what one would judge from a perusal of the Helena Inde^ pendent, which supported Montana's woinan member ot oongresB during her flection. Mist liankln Is going to etand for eledlon In the U.S. Senate, iiRd rthe Independent has announced |hat ill win fight-her at every turn. Tp Judge from the Independent's attitude, the cause of woman suffrage lias received a.blow in Montana. It The Independent," which favored tbe election ot Miss Jeanette Rankin GETTING COAL AT ANY PRICE. Just the other day the gentleman who is In control ot fuel in Uie city of "tt'lnnipeg uttered a warning that sounded like common sense. "While the people of "Winnipeg havo been quarreling about the use ot Alberta coal and wondering whether the coal mine operators ot this province were not charging too much for their product, the "Winnipeg controller camo along with the advice that residents ot that city should buy what coal they could get immediately without considering the price, otherwise they might find themselves in a sorry predicament; Our advice to the Winnipeg people ds to heed/the 'warning. This is not the time to quibble. The matter of substitutes and prices Is a big one these days, in the question of food even mora" than In the question of coal. "We are told to use substitutes for white flour made from wheat, and when we complain that the prices of the substitutes are higher than the prices ot wheat flour, -we are very emphatically told that the price doesn't enter Into it at all, that we must save the wheat at any cost. The same thing applies in the case of fuel. The hard coal from the United States is needed elsewhere more than in Winnipeg, and if Winnlpeggers can get a substitute like Alberta coal they Bhould ha satisfied to take it without quibbling about prices. The > Herald is satisfied, also, that Winnlpeggers are not paying too high a price, in comparison, for Alberta doal. As we have stated before, the price of our coal as charged by the operators, is set by the government, and while it Is high con�pared with the price v.-hich prevailed before the war it must be remembered that these are war tinios and abnormal � prices prevail. The only-unsatisfactory thing about the situation. Is the shortage of min-ers, but this Is, Uelng rectified to some extent by tlie crop conditions. Many miners went to the farms for the summer, but now that the crops are short they are drifting back to the mlnee, and an increased tonnage Is the result. Manitoba's fears that It win not receive sufficient Alberta coal are not Jlkely to materialize. The change in front on the part ot the Winnipeg people who are now advised to get cpal wherever possible and at any price Is probably induced by pn official statement from Washington the other day that fuel ratlon-in'g I9 to be employed in the United States (to overcome any possibility ot a fuel famine. It is the broad general purpose ot the fuel administration to allow, each domestic consumer oiily as mucfi coal as will bo .necessary to heat his house to G8 degrees, provided every conservation rule has been obeyed. Tho allowance, according ifi tho official-announcement from Washlngtx>n, will be sufficient for comfort, but "the thoughtless and waatoful consumer who finds his allowance gone before the end ot tho winter wUl have only hlmsolt lp thank if he has no fuel with which to heat his house." ' Manitoba's wool crop has exceeded all previousvreoords, more than 300,-000 pounds having been clipped. This is nearly double last year's output. Women munition yorkers at Wil-li.nmsburg. Va., are demanding a "war shampoo shop", claiming that the acids they come in contact with are Injuring their hair. At North Bay, within sight ot a nnniljr ot pooplo, Graco Bigg, 20, threw herself into Lake Niplssing. Rescue was impossible as a violent storm was raging. Discovery of a new protective coating which Is expected to make concrete ships as durable as steol was announced at Washington by tho shipping board. Major, the Hon. Waldorf Astor, son of Viscount Astor ot Hever Castle (William Waldorf Astor), the morning papers forecast, will succeed J. R. (�lines as parliamentary secretary to tho food ministry. Mrs. Emma Fowler Taylor, ot Watortown, X.Y.. has tendered the use of tho spacious Flower home In Comn�erol�l ilassos ard to be gradually abolished In tho Medicine Hat schools. Two thousand Knights of Columbus secrolarius are being  recruited tor service with the U. S. forces. New York banks havo suh�crlboiiiiaBi]ii: that city to tho Canadian Government | by Greek citizens at Omaha February for use as a convalescent home for Canadian soldiers. .Second Lieutenant Alex. JI. Sutherland. Royal Air Service, son of the late Dr. W. R. D. Sutheiland of Winnipeg, is missing since July 2. He went over with a draft from tlio 76th Battery Canadian Field Artillery and transferred to the Flying corps. Twenty-five hundred shoe workers employed in twenty factories in Massachusetts quit work by direction of the Allied Shoe Workers' Union because o� the refusal of manufacturers to answer a request for wage increases ranging from twenty to twenty-five per cent. Another depot battalion for - the Western Ontario Regiment in London is considered a possibility in military 21. 1909, during race riots, is author Ized by a bill passed by the U. S. Senate and sent to the House. Henry JohnssB and Robert Robinson, negro soldiers from New Y'ork, have been cited for bravery. They put-j-to flight in no man's land a party of Germans estimated to number 40. The citation comes from the,French command. As is customary when the sovereign makes a visit.o� state to London, Eng., King George created the lord mayor Charles A. Hanson,' a baronet, and conferred knighthood '-Upon the two sheriffs, George Rqj^land Blades and Harry Frankland HSj^bum. Girls who joined', itoe r\3yal Air Force at Toronto as truck drivers are, after a couple of days' instruction. circles. Nothing official has been an now driving on their'own responslbll- _ . _______I____ii__,____' Kk^f TwrwKiKaA ^�-tth nw T> A TT^ /.-ir, nnA nounced concerning the matter, however. Lleut.-Col. Bart Robson, who took the 135th Battalion overseas, is being mentioned unofficially as a possible commander of the new unit. , "I wanted to go to Austria to fight, but could not get away," was the bland statement made to Magistrate Noble in Winnipeg provincial -police court by Alex.'Husar. He was-charged with being a draft evader. He admitted that he was a naturalized Canadian, but declared he -wanted to fight for Austria, his mother countrj', only. He -was handed over to the military authorities. ^ "Under a by-law respecting public accommodation, a Chinaman who conducts two restaurants in Stonewall has been given a month ,to closo up one of the establishments as It is not considered necess.iry. Sucli resL-'.ur-ants In; srjiall to-wns itake certain business from regular hotels which are required to serve transit trade, and which cannot be maintained i>roperly with the restaurant competition. ' The crops in the Moo.se Jaw district vary. In some sections the rain-of a week ago \x1-day ovening last. .W. E. Wnirren was appointed tiro chief "and Mr. 'W. Scott as, asKistant fire chlp'f. After a few practices,l^hcfio two officers will assign to each member his place and position on tho staff. .Mr. J. Blusson, our local enterprising coal mino manager, has recently in.stailcd n inoloc truck system as a moans ot convoying coal from- the 1:1.110 to town., Tlie Ladles' Aid wllli/mect at tho home ot Mrs. R. Bond on Thursday afternoon next. Mr. and .Mrs. Q. E. Hill and family aro visiting In Mohtana. Geo. Doleton end family are visiting in Spokane and"'Seattle," � tieo. Stoddard is taking charge oi tho Farmors' Elevator In thift absenda of O. K. Hill. Sending Money to Soldiers Those whf>;havo friends or relatives at the front, may wish to send money, but possibly do not know the best way to do so. If time permits, the safest and most convenient method of making remittance* abroad is the Bank Money Order or Draft, as issued by The Merchants Bank. If, however, it is necessary to eend money without delay, the Bank will arrange thifl by Cable Transfer- Head Office : Montreal. OF . CANADA. Established 1804. LEI HBRIDGE BRANCH, . / H. J, t)INNING, Manager. MONARCH jBR'ANCH, . ; V. A'. EBERLY, Aotintf Manager. NOBLEFOUD BRANCH. . . M. A. KILPATRICK,'Acting Managcri THE CANADIAN BANK. OF COMMERCE sm EDMUND Walker, C.V.O., ll.d., D.'CL, President H. V. F. JONES, Ass'i Gen'l. Maniser SIR jdHN AIRD.'Giner�tM�nt��f > V, C. BROWN, . . Sup't of Central Wtsiern Br�nch� CAPITAIPAID Up. $15,000,000 T RESEKve FUND, � f 13,500,000 A GOOD INVESTMENT The money you save.earns interest when depdslted * In our Savings department, and bptli principal and interest are safe and can be obtained when required. Why keep in the home more money than is needed' for immediate purposes? ' Lethbridge BranGh - R. T. Bri-fnner, Mgrj 1858 ;