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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILTf HERALD SATURDAY, JULY M. 1017 (ttt: letbbribtje Iterate Xetbbrtfhje, Blbcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week . Daily, delivered iter yenr .. Dully, by mail, per year..... Weekly, by mail, per year ... .10 ... $5.00 .. .$4.00 .. .11.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 TELEPHONES Business Otliee ............... 12!>" Editorial Omen ............... W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance  - Business Manager Dates ot expiry ot suuscriptlons appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date ts our authority to continue the subscription. Your King and Country Need You Riant Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The Germans have sot little farther with their drive on the Belgian front, �which appears to have been halted. Other German attacks on the western front have been repulsed, particularly "by the French. Reports from Italy are to the effect that there are one million surplus Italian troops available for service on any front, and these will be shortly placed by the allies. The Russians are making rapid progress in their offensive. taking more prisoners and guns, They are approaching l.cmberg and have also cut through the Austrian lines near Stan-lsiau. CITY PASSES UP A SOURCE OF REVENUE. Is Commissioner Freeman overlook-in? a bet? The excuse Is made that the reason the much-talked-of-sign in Henderson lake was allowed to disfigure the landscape was that the city needed the revenue. But the merry-go-round, which earned $16S on July 2 lu a few hours during the afternoon and evening has been practically idle ever since. It isn't only the revenue that would come from this source that hould be considered. Anything in the nature of an attraction at Henderson Park means added revenue to the street railway. It is quite evident that it would not be policy to pay a man to keep the merry-go-round going every afternoon and evening. But surely it would be possible to find an employee of some department of the city to run on certa';: days. afternoons and evenings, and the fact that it would be run at those times advertised. The merry-go-round cost the city H.720 infantry reinforcements nvnll-| ablo In England or just enough for' two months. There were about 30,- j 000 other men not sufficiently trained, i under age, or convalescent and we j '.iad only 10,500 additional reserves in Canada. In the face of these fig-1 ures opposition to conscription takes the form of neglect of our Canadian army at the front. Some of our men who went over with the first and second divisions should be relieved and given a chance for their lives, their places taken by newer men. It is altogether unfair that this great national and patriotic duty should have to bo carried by the limited number now overseas. When one apreclates the facts of tin1 situation as stated by Mr. Mr-Curdy and as known to officers and men, ami some of our political leaders who have been overseas, the determined stand taken for conscription aa the only measure at all capable of meeting the requirements, can be understood. Thousands of Canadians at home have been reaping profits out ot the war from the enhanced prices which war conditions have made possible. On the other hand, thousands of others have had to make sacrifices in the way of paying these high prices for all commodities out of incomes no larger than they were itt ante-war days. But whether profiting or losing. It is our duty as a free and enlightened people to rise up and go to the help of our men who are at war. We have been deeply interested in the question of what Russia would do; would Russia desert its allies, go back on the alliance with Great Britain and France, or would the revivified Russian people rise up in their might, maintain their armies at the front and strike against their common enemy. They demonstrated on July 1st and succeeding days what is their purpose. Are we Canadians going to display any less honorable record to the world 1 than is being made by the new Rus-'sia? We are hrirs of the great prlv-I ileges of freedom and justice In the j British Empire. We have complete j local autonomy. Shall we exercise ; that in a manner which will reflect ' credit upon our country? Or shall ! we use our liberty in a manner in i which it was feared the Russian people would exercise their new liberty, to our discredit and eternal disgrace? 'PICKED UP IN-* PASSING F0R TB BUsr MAN "Winnipeg grain men tell us Southern Alberta has the best crops of the west again this year. Three times in succession is a record worth talking about. The disclosures at Ottawa yesterday regarding the enormous profits made by Canadian food speculators last year will not tend to make the rank and file less insistent on the conscription of wealth. Rev. John E. Lidstone, superannuated Methodlat minister, died at his home at Kingston. Toronto has 277 churches and cathedrals with Anglicans leading 02, Methodist f>S, and Presbyterians 60. Alberta will be asked for $1,250,000 for the 1318 assessment of the Canadian Patriotic fund. The board of grain supervisors for Canada will hold public sessions in Montreal on July 18 and 20 respectively. Senator Richardson of Kingston, advises every Ontario farmer to sow immediately from two to forty acres ot fall wheat. Rev. J. S. Davidson, former Presbyterian pastor at Lenors and Breadal-bane. Man., is now pastor in a Mooso Jaw church. | R. Wait, of Mortlach, Sask., was instantly killed when a seven passenger touring car he was driving turned turtle, crushing him beneath It. Charlie Chaplin, moving picturo comedian, has been signed by the First National Exhibitors' circuit for a series of eight, pictures, for which he will receive $1,075,000. Trustees of the United Society of Christian Endeavor in the U.S. have decided that neither tobacco nor playing cards will be included in their "comfort bags" for soldiers. The Patriotic and Missionary board of the Ontario W.C.T.U. has offered a gold medal to the first Indian girl who trains successfully for a nurse in a Protestant hospital. A large memorial tablet was unveiled in Christ church, Chatham In honor of the late Major Stewart Mc-Keough. who was killed in action more than a year ago. R. A. Pringle has adjourned sine die the inquiry which has been in progress at Ottawa for some months under his chairmanship into the various matters touching on the question of the cost and supply of newsprint paper, as affecting the publishers and manufacturers of the Dominion. Thero are nearly 400 women's or-| ganizatlot's doing pntrlotlc work in Toronto. I The Toronto branch, of the Methodist Women's Missionary society have raised $33,402 during the year. The contribution of Brantford from the civic treasury to the war funds to date totaled $130,000, not inclusive of monies raised in campaigns. William Fraser. 22. single, was drowned from a cation in North l.nke, Port Arthur, where ho was visiting his father who is a fire ranger. Owen Johnson, the author has just taken Mile. Cecfle do Lagarde, a French Red Cross nurse, as his third bride. The death has taken place at Ste. Irene les Bains, Quebec, ot Lady Uou-thler, wife of Sir Adolpho Routhier, judge of the admiralty court, Quebec. Deceased was S2 years of age. Two Canadian olflcen. Captains II. K. Keown and I. Finn, of Prince Albert, arc in Chicago to enlist recruits for the Canadian and British forces in that district of the United States. The New York health department reports condemning 30,000 pounds of potatoes, which had rotted in rail road cars while held for higher prices. Lieut. J. P. Robinson, son of Wil Ham Robinson, of Winnipeg, is re ported missing and feared lost. Ho was serving in the flying section of the naval service. The 19-rnonths-old child of Joseph Wearing, Peterboro, barrister, died from the effects ot drinking a quantity of liquid paint to which it got access. The birth quadruplets is announced at Rochester, Mich., three girls and a boy. Mrs. Arthur Trcmaln Is the mother and she and the the babies are doing well. The fourth child died. One million dollars' worth ot dye formulas were recovered when the police nabbed Louis Hihn employee of a New Jersey concern, just as he was about to flit to Mexico. He is ot German descent. How the Canadians took Vitny Ridge soon will bo shown in pictures In Canada and tho United Slate:*. Of-| flcial British filma taken by army | operators under llro, have arrived at New York. A commlttoo has linen nutlmrl/dd to investigate the situation of the Pore Marquette service in Kant county and tako such action and make such application of the provincial railway act as may become noccssary to havo the railroad llvo tip to Its obligations. The Dominion government is shortly to Introduce it bill dealing with the solicitation of liquor orders in the prohibition provinces of the Dominion, according to a statement made by J. D. Flavolle, chairman of the Ontario license committee. Col. T. J. Hvutitiirol, of Quebec, died aged 70 year. He bad the distinction at the tlmo of his death of being the oldest officer in Canada on duty. He was also a former aid de camp to Lord Mlnto when governor-general of Canada, and a former governor of Kingston Military college. M. G. Ransford, son of John Rans-ford, a prominent stock raiser and farmer near Clinton. Out., was attacked by his Jersey bull, and had a very narrow escape from being killed by the enraged animal. Mr. Ransford fought the animal for nioro than 15 minutes. Though church union has been laid over by tho Presbyterian church until after the war, this Drautford Presbyterian churches have qdopted it for the slimmer months, every church of that denomination th�fo uniting with a Methodist; congregation for the summer, . � I � Senator Genrgo . L'ynch Staunton withdrew his bill, whloh was up for second reading in the penate, requiring directors of Canadian railways to reside in Canada.' Ho suld the government preferred to have this question discussed In connection with the general railway act In the commons. Jackson Barnet, Cree Indian, whose wealth is estimated at $1,500,000, will have to keep the $50,000 he wanted to donate to the American Red Cross mercy fund. The secretary of the interior, from Washington denied the request, that he be permitted to make the donation, lie is classed as an incompetent. THREE FRENCH SHIPS SUNK. Paris, July II!.-Threo Frondi merchantmen of more than l.tioo tons and ono under that sizo woro sunk in the Hail! Smiling morn Eno'a makes cheery optimist* out of biliouM pessimists ENO'S -Nature's Laxative week ended July S by mines or submarines, tho admiralty announces. Would it impress you to know that i only two retail merchants were present at the Board of Trade meeting Thursday evening when matters affecting the vital interests of the community were dealt with? EXCURSION j President Marnoch has a way of i hitting straight from the shoulder when that course is needed to produce results. He employed it to good  advantage at. Thursday evening's quite .a sum of money. Is it to be meeting of the Board of Trade, allowed to develop into a "white ele-; - phant'' THE SITUATION THAT WE MUST FACE. With our strongest endorsation, we publish the following editorial from the Saskatoon Pheonix, a strong Liberal journal. It expresses our views exactly, and we believe is in accord with the sentiment of all Canadians who fully appreciate the situation: W. E. Knowles, the member for Moose Jaw, is not inclined to exercise any fear so far as Quebec is concerned, yet he^is willing to give the province every chance and will support a referendum with that end in view. Quebec gives no indication, however, of a disposition to consider doing something substantial even if j left to itself to decide how. The pro-i vjnee has enlisted less than 10,000 French-Canadians in the C.B.F. If representative men like Sir' Wilfrid Laurier, Henri Bourassa, Rodolphe Lemleux and other leaders In church and state would come forward with a proposal to allow Quebec to provo What could be done by special voluntary effort, Canadians in the other provinces would be very slow to enforce conscription. But the French-Canadians hold back not merely because they do not want conscription; they are opposed to the entire war policy of Canada. What gain could follow delay for the sake of Quebec? Unless we get men into training sometime very soon they will not be available for service in the field this year. The argument made by J. H. Sinclair that our men will not be deserted for the roason that there are millions other allied troops at the front is not a creditable one. We have a Canadian army in the fisld. The point is, are we going to maintain that army or are we going to desert it and leave it to Great Britain, France and the United States to hold the lines and make the advances? The statement of fact by Mr, Mc-G.urdy was conclusive. It is somewhat surprising that the actual figures were given out, but. the under secretary of the department of mlli-! tin must have acted under permission front senior authority In doing mo. There were recently 62,000 infantry men in the four Canadian divisions. The figures indicate that our dlvlisons are below strength. The normal infantry strength of four divisions should be about 65,000 men. Heavy reserves should available, close at hand. The reinforcements lor these divisions were required at an average of about 8,000 men ' Boatbly. On May 14th we had Just The Calgary Herald says: Scarcity of farm labor is already-occupying the anxious attention of western farmers. What are the government authorities doing to relieve the expected shortage? It is time steps were being taken. The situation Is more serious than most people think. The press should keep on agitating until some one takes action. Calgary Auto club owners and friends who participated In the run to Medicine Hat this week will come home Impressed with at least two things. One the fine condition of the country through which they drover the otheT the warmheartedness of the people en route. Had they been princes and pricesses of the realm their way could not have been made more delightful for them.-Calgary Herald. Hear hear! TO Coleman and Crow's Nest Wed'sday. July 18 Under Auspices of Wesley Bible School Train Leaves the City 7.20 a.m. and Returning arrives at 11.10 p.m. Fare from the City $2.25 and return Come and enjoy a full day's outing in the Mountains. TICKETS ON SALE AT JACKSON'S DRUG STORE, THE HED-LEY DRUG STORE AND THE PEOPLE'S DRUG STORE. IMF. OFFICERS WERE INSTALLED On Monday evening, July 9, D.D.G. Mas. S. H. Smith, assisted by D.D.G. Mas. R. B. Morden, D.D.G. Guard. Ma-1or Burnett, D.D.G. Chap. G. Ross, I). b.G. Ward. G. Shreeve, D.D.G. Sec. A. Da vies, Installed the officers of Mizpah Lodge No. 72, I.O.O.F., for the next term. The officers were as follows: J.P.G., J. Reid; N.G., W. Carter; V.G., J. Kirk; Rec.-Sec, G. Field, P.G.; Fln.-Sec, J. Bernard, P.G.; Warden, W. Allan; Con., A. Jarvls; L.S. N.G., J. Hamilton; ll.S.N.G., G. Shreeve, P.G.; R.S. Sup., J. P. Uns-worth; L.S. Sup., A. Davles, Junior; R.S.V.G., J. Stevenson; L.S.V.G., W. Hurst; Inside Guard, II. Skinner, P. G.; Outside Guard, It. Burgmann. After installation was performed refreshments were served and everyone dlil Justice to them. WAR APPROPRIATIONS. Washington, July IS.-War appropriations ot about three billion dollars in addition to the enormous Bums already appropriated or sought will be asked of congress In estimates which administration officials have given notice wilt be submitted nest week. The Beauty Spot of: the Lethbridge District ateirta :: Where Gamey Fish Tax Your Utmost Cunning and 8uspect Your Most Tempting Bait. BOATING FISHING DANCING FINEST KIND OF 8PORT (WEEK END OR VACATION) AT THE PARK. The Hotel Jno. Haxzard, Prop. FURNISHED ROOMS AND MEALS LUNCHES AT ALL HOURS BOATS FOR HIRE Stage leaves Plncher Creek, 36 mile* away, each Friday morning, $7.00 round trip. Writ* J. Hazaard, Address, Waterton Lakes, P. O. The Cabins & Tents Harry C. Lee, Prop. WELL FURNISHED CABIN8 AND TENTS-DAY, WEEK, OR MONTH, BOATS FOR Hine ALSO UNFURNISHED TENTS Get provision*'/ braid, fishing tackle, etc, at �ur �?ore. Auto In. Mhnaetlen taeets Cardtton tralifa by appointment. Write H. C. Lee, Cardtton or Waterton Lake* Write for Details Pay Your Debt To Your Defenders Turn Your Luxuries Into Comforts For Those Who Have Sacrificed Mosft. "Selfsacrifice, self-denial and service lie at the bash of the hi/'hexl personal and national detitbp-ment." Sir Thomas IVIiilc, Minister of Finance. S it nothing to you that men from all round you have sacrificed home and salary, safety and life, to defend your home as well as their ov/n ? Is it nothing to you lhat their wives and families tremblingly scan each casualty list, and pale at the step of the postman or telegraph messenger ? Can you see others giving their dearest, without feeling that you must do something yourself ? Do you wonder what to do ? You can at least save-and lend your savings to the nation. Canada needs every dollar her loyal sons and daughters can spare, to meet the growing expenses of the struggle. Every dollar, you invest in Canadian War Savings Certificates helps the nation to deal generously with those who arc defending you. Certificates in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, repayable in three years, may be purchased at any Bank or Money Order Post Office at $21.50, $43 and $86 respectively. This means over 5% interest-making them a profitable as well as a patriotic investment. � ' The National Service Board of Canada, OTTAWA. 2i 09 ;