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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILT HERALD JULY 15, 1815 Detalb letbbnlxjc, alberta OAlkV AND delivered, per jeu Dally, bjr Bill, per JMF per TELEPHONES. Bvlnnb QBce Bdltsrlalr'Offlci "M W. A. Buchanan John Torrinw Director BuiIneM ROUND THE CIRCLE OK THE WAR The activity of the German forces tow appears to be confined to.' the Trench frontier. Here threo differ- ent and very violent assaults have >een made against the French lines, I have evidently beeu checked. Thej German Crown Prince headed one otj the assaults and was repulsed. Silence still clouds any develop- ments that might be going forward lot for a supposedly saue per to offer. v There tra three prisoners of war confined In Rockwood Asylum nt Klngotou, ai a direct result ot tho continued confinement at Port Henry. Tho authorities have been requested sorerai times to allow tho prisoners ot war iii the fort to work somo- whefe, preferably on the roads, but the Mlulster of Militia has refused to consider this because it would in- terfere with local labor. There ought to be sojiw method arranged to util- ize this labor at all detention camps. The inonoy that is being spent on the maintenance ot these men is being wasted, and Canada is not in a posi- tion to waste money these days. .on the eastern front. There do n 'appear to have been any actions of .'importance there within the past Veek or two. It is said that German engineers engaged in strengthening the for- 'tificatlons of Constantinople in pre- paration for an expected early siege. Sweden has sent a strung protest to 'Britain, said to be supported by Nor- Sray and Denmark, against continued iraolestation of Swedish commerce. President Wilson is still engaged in a study of the situation arising from 'the German reply to bis latest note, and there is as yet no Intimation as .'to what further action he will take towards properly impressing upon Germany the importance of protect- American neutral rights on the 'seas. OUR POINT OF VIEW i Robert Robinson of Edmonton en- listed in the 66th Battalion at Bdmon- i ton as an example to his four sons, !who hare not yet responded. There is the right fighting spirit in this but the boys don't seem to have inherited it. Maybe they will be shamed into enlisting. The Sugar Beet factory, if every does Ms share of .beet raising, ;ihotrid he retained at? Raymond. Co- -operation between'the factory the farmers Trill bring about the de- aired result. Every irrigated district 'can contribute to the Quantity desir- ei. There will be an irrigated district rsi Taber neit year, and it will be able to help. HOT: Dr. Montague been. som- for medical service at the .front. He is likely sorry he did not Ket the summons at the same time as Simpson, an'd then he could have missed the summons to give evidence abojrt maladministration of the pub- lie works department in Manitoba. By the way, it is a long while since the doctor practised medicine. Pro- ;bably he is sorry he did not remain ,in his profession. "Does Hon. J. A. Lougheed, the act- Ins Minister of .Militia, invite Canad- iaus to pass ro.und the hat for the purchase oi machine guns in order that a thrifty government may be able to reserve the proceeds of war taxation for the payment of commis- sions to the patriotic purchasers of war supplies? "Individual 'liberality should not be taxed lo buy machine guns or oth- er implements of war for a rich coun- try. The affluence of Canada per- mits .the National government to de- vote a portion of the war revenue to such uses as the payment .of 10 per cent- commissions to patrlotis who receive a beggarly plus expenses for the sacrifice and self- immolation involved in the purchase of worth of binoculars for this Buffering country. Every dollar that .comes In volun- tary contributions from the pockets of individual Canadians should carry comfort to the soldiers at the front, or to the parents, wives and 'children the soldiers leave behind them. This government is not so frugal In its ex- penditures that it can fairly ask Can- adians to take the money out of their own pockets tc buy machine guns for :he nation." This expression of opinion is from the Toronto Telegram, a Conserva- tive paper. .What it says is perfectly true. The government of Canada ought to be able to equip the forces going .i: t'-.-v front. Tie people, as Individuals, have many calls upon tbem, and it will keep them busy sup- porting all the patriotic causes, such as the Patriotic Fund, the Red Cross, the different relief funds. if--Ottawa.grafters are to he allowed to escape merely by disgorg- ing, unwillingly, ill-gotten gains, it may not even say tie expense of the investigation. Stiff fines in addition might prove salutary." Hamilton 'Spectator Stiff prison sentences should be out to grafters, the big fellows, aa well as the small. A lesson must be {aught now, or the cancer of graft -will grow until it wiB be almost im- possible to get rid of. .Weeds form an expensive luxury for farmers. These "flowers out of place" cost Iowa: a; loss, of At least the fanning ex- perts at the state college say to. Al- fcerta devote attention and money now to ridding the country of weeds. The mustard, Russian thtor tie, Canadian thistle and stiak weed are gaining headway, and united and determined action on the part of the government and the farmer is necef- BUT.lf the peels are to be removed' and. the country saved. the low ,of of dollars in the'future. The London. Free: Frets, a Conser- Tatue paper, excuses Garland, the irafting Tory this way. "Mr...'Garland seerai 'to. have awdiV the error of inexperience in grafting, and he must suffer' for his of knowledge If he had known it, le the llimiatary regulations have ob- Ulnei and the'profits wtthmiiiaYing endangered hls'good name or hli seat-in the Commons." Evidently, tke fnt fnn It pre- pared sanction grafting among the Wiat a fooltau arju. REFLECTED ON THE BUYERS FOR FIRST CONTINGENT Ottawa, July the bis sav- ing which Major Owen Thomas, mot- or truck expert for the second con- tingent, said he made, reflected ser- iously on the integrity of those who lad bought motor trucks for the first contingent, was. the statement made by Sir Charles Davidson at this morning's session of the inquiry into ;r ecsiracts. RICKED UP IN SSINGI KOIl THa IU1V MAN CONTINUED' FROM FRONT I'AOB Augustus Kiordan, o! Toronto, died at San Diego, California. The Hue for s'nfi'Vi'! th' market at St. John, N.U., has been raised from to S20. Four blast furnaces are now in op- eration at the Dominion steel plant it Sydney, N.S. The Kcgiua city poitotlice has 14 employees serving with the colors in The'Verman Brewery Association have ordered all breweries to reduce their output of beer to forty per cent, of the normal, on account ol the shortage of barley. Samuel Stafford lilurton, cashier and paymaster oi the Canadian Steel Foundries. Limited, Montreal, mys- teriously disappeared with cash to the amount of Robt li. Harris, K.C., has been appointed to the supreme court telegram from Athens says that the Kaiser's famous villa at Aclul- leion the Island of Corfu, has been transformed into a supply base lor the German submarines, which are now operating in force in tie Aegean. The sum of is left to Tufts coKege and for other charitable purposes by the will of_ Dr Fred S. Pearson, Lusitania vic- tim, late of Mass..- and London, Eng. Mrs Cora Hubbel, of Camden township, and her six-year-old son Eloi, were instantly killed, when the rig in which they were riding was struck by the Qrand Flyer" on the Thamesville, Ont., sta- tion crossing. American auto tourists are loudly complaining of the bad roads of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A home for aged men is to be built at St John, N.B., based on a legacy from the late Colonel Tucker. One million shells are piled up in Canada awaiting application ol brass caps containing" explosives. Geo. E. Kidd, K.C., of Ottawa, is a candidate for the Conservative nomination in Caillton County, Ont. Rev. Dr. Donah. Guirtrie is no longer pastor of Knox church, Ot- tawa. New Westminster has oiled all its principal streets to solve tKe dust problem. Col. Theodore Roosevelt is expect- ed io visit Vancouver at an early date. Nanaiiuo will hereafter have a market of farm produce twice a week. Lack ot orders from Great Britain alone prevents an increased output of shells in Canada, manufacturers say. Capt. E. R. Street, son oi the late Mr. Justice Street, of Toronto, has been awarded the Distinguished Ser- vice Drier. "Dr. Stanley and said Mr. on the opposite sides oi the legislature, but wo sit ou tin) same side In this question." Dr. Stanley "Mr. Vvootf and are being ited said -Dr. 'Stanley, "as rare ami curious specimens ol poli- ticians, who are not supposed to have opinions on any subject, par- ticularly moral subjects, but who have rdtched that point where we vote regardless ot party- poli- tics." .Militarism and alcoholism, said the doctor, 'were the two great questions filling the minds of the world today. The British were lighting today that the militarism oi Germany would be crushed. Britons would rather die a hundred deaths than submit to the militarism oi Germany. "The greatest test oi civilization is the willingness to sacrilice. Ihc personal liberty we hear so much LOYAL CATHOLICS TSE AN EXTRACT FROM A PAS- TORAL LETTER'OF THE FATHERS OF THE FIRST PLENARY COUNCIL OF QUEBEC, .SIGNED TSE 38 BISHOPS OF ALL CANADA, AND _ HIS HOLINESS THE POPE "To tke Clergy, Secular and Regular, lo the Religious Communities, and to all ills Faithful throughout Canada, 3ealtb tnd Benediction in the Lord; Among the social evils which have already wrought untold harm.in our coun- try, we specially to single .out that of intemperance. .......Alcohol is a poison whose awfnl property it is to attack at the same time both soul and body, of which it paralyzes every energy and dries up every life-spring.......The wages of the working man, instead of bringing to the home the daily bread and the modest comforts it requires, are often wasted on the way, to fall into the hands of the genial tiTern-keeper, who sells for that paltry gain, the dishonor of the husband and father and the misery and shame of the wife and children.....' "The Church, therefore, is not giving way-to f visionary fears, in calling upon her children, and in banding" them together beneath the standard of the Gross, to organize an energetic campaign against one of the most dangerous enemies of religion and country. .It has akove all been realized that the evil should be attacked at its source, namely, that the traffic in intoxicating liquors should be suppressed, or where that is not possible, at least restricted and more severely controlled, and that legislation should oe enacted on the point, tending to restrain vice and render easier the task of good citizens in averting danger and putting a stop to disorder." BE LOYAL TO THE COMMAND OF CHURCH SUPPORT TO THE PRESENT CAMPAIGN WITS VOTE, MONE? AND INFLUENCE. A GREAT SALE OF to Values Broken Lines of Men's Suits, sizes 35 to 44. Iii Finest Qualities of this Season's Latest Styles ON SALE For One Week Only About 126 up to Fancy Light Worsteds aiul Light Effects and Blue Serges HAND TAILORED You'll find Stripes, Over Checks, Scotch Mixtures in Gray, Brown, Olive and Green shades, and lots of Bine Serges. Sale Starts TOMORROW Your Choice Big Reductions in all Furnishings THE ROYAL STORE Southard Block pLiaunai uv iu foot women and children, to murder and pillage that he may be glori- fied." "This spirit of personal liberty is a selfish spirit. It is born o! black- ness of heart. It does not bear the test of sacrifice which is the great- est test of civilization. I am proud that our empire belongs to that higher civilization which stands for the crushing oi that spirit of per- sonal libertv which produces militar- ism, and I'hope the individuals ot this particular part of the empire will show themselves of that higher civilization which will crush the per- sonal liberty of the liquor tralhc, will respond to the nobler test icrifice for the weaker of the race." "The wave of prohibition is sweep- ing over the world. In Russia vodka has been prohibited, and the effici- ency of the people has increased "10 per cent. In France absinthe has been prohibited. In England 1 am sorry to say the liquor traffic has got such a hold that the statesmen have been unable to root it up at once. Prohibition is the only thing that Kitchener has asked ior that he has not been given. Roberts asked ior it. Admiral Jellicoe wants it." Dr. Stanley went on to speak of the wave of prohibition in Canada. Prince Edward Island was dry, Nova Scotia was dry, save Halifax. New Brunswick was two-thirds dry. In Quebec half the parishes were dry. Must Get Prohibition In Ontario he predicted that the good old Conservative government would not dare to face another elec- tion without a policy oi total pro- hibition. In Manitoba the Norris government had come 'into power practically com- mitted to prohibition. Saskatchewan! went dry on July 1st. Alberta, he, hoped, wouiri go dry on July 21st.. British Columbia would then play a lonely game. Dr. Stanley said :the -manufacturer would not employ men who drank to excess, the railways refused to have them, the merchant did not want their accounts, and the physician could tell oi toe ravages of liquor on the physical system, and. how alco- holics bad less cnance of fighting off disease, insurance companies accept- ed them as bad risks or did not ac- cept them at all. "The province gets yearly from the said: the doctor. r____ PROHIBITION" IN THE STATES ciaf institutions through; Editor Lethbridge Herald the direct use of alcohol, the.cost oi i Dear came to Canada Bm, lmii ac-' cause I had always heard of British the largest crop ever known last .d faith in; the set- j.car listen to what her gov- I governor has'to say to his legisla- People's Forum caring for this 50 per cent, was, ac- cause I had always I cording to last year's figures Fair Play' and had 000 actual-loss of i idity and soundness We have a great many people here from her neighbor state, Missouri; Now, why did they come here when just across the .border was such a paradise Her rainfall is greater than ours land is cheap- er than ours she gets a crop every year where we get one in two yea.rs; she. has had bumper harvested IBS of British "The liquor men tell the farmers j ernment, which I had 'always cc that they will lose the sale of a lot! ered a necessary adlunct to good j ture this springs "Our assessed valu- _ j ation has decreased and that one bushel oi barley I ness. In my own country we are hav- i our population :has not .increased." makes 36 pints of liquor. I have had ing "much freak legislation that He urged, "We are facing an ahso- of following.up someimadc everything take the lorm of i lllte nMossity: tor. stringent economy; f would permit the vote to he in the rcehtitiiig and make an average basis according to the way, the vote but no, you will not find ".the proposed-.Liquor Act" pie advocating that the soldiers, should 'have-.a' no not even a smoke, In.the beginning.we arc taught that! God placed'- temptation in the way of our first parents, and commanded .them to resist it. I cannot lee what could be ..plainer tEan that the indi- vidual' is .alone, responsible to his God, "and that nq.: compulsory law can assume' this .responsibility for him, C. C.-McCreerj will not'prohih'itr "it wilfmean j ting and again the sale, of more liquor. Yet they j "Congress and the'legislatures have four 10.000 people out of employment. jn nai.jonaL dection the prohi- cahdida-te polled a bare one the'bil'rfhe naturalcon-j Passed laws in the last lusion is That the bill Kill prohibit 'years, and we are rapidly nndinjt out, ,t of Mie. total vote cast yet that it is an evil of burdensome pro-1 thjs minority, finding willing portions." He also says that for the to ;ts bidding in Congress, cT and that aM tnai is what thev are, afraid wndb n Stanley gave an estimate that ounces of liquor were be- consuiried in the province in one yer Following out the argument of be D provinces and states to ask--for na- tion-wid seeks to impose conliscatory legisla- ide prohibition was a humiliat- yon upon aj[ forty-nine states, New -jnicssinn of the inefiectiveness of york casting ten times as many votes those prohibition laws. the prohibition party, would ab- solutely have no voice "in' the con- duct of its own affairs. Is this gov- ._____......... .._ hy the majority No, it is Stanley said it would mean forty I 'on their statute books, and twcijikc the situation here. We have trains of 50 cars each, the cars each or three of these make any attempt practically men Ulalll.1 Ul uv a, nl-nlriclfln C nnlV SOUS- i f er Folowng ou e argumen f the liquor men that there would Prohibition has oeen tried var- e as much or more brought into the ious limes in twentf-fivo rovincc under the new act, Dr. nine of which have the law in force l twc carrying 25 barrels ol 40 gallons eachj to bring into Alberta even the to enforce the provisions, only spas- nerja- today to fight our. battles, yet ,ve are asked t0 enact laws in their I absence that would not receive the j sanction of the ma.ia.rity of enlisted] men. It. is a cowardly act; If they I. MADENN CANADA COLLARS WILLWMS. GREENE ItHtM. ONTAHjp om Dr. Stanley, uggle "we expect that. I do not believe our young men will sneak along lanes, and down into cel- lars to get- tlw booze. The old top- ers might, but our young men wpn't, and I resent the insinuation." "The government did not draw-up this act. The liquor men did not. It was drawn by the ablest lawyers the temperance people" could get, and it stands to reason that they would not' draw it up with loop holes for the liquor men. The legislature will he only too glad to amend the act when weak points arc found in it. All Caws must he amended and strength- ened from time to tiitie." During the evening Mrs. Johnson sang a solo very beautifully. The meeting concluded with the national anthem--The Salvation Army bind was hi attendance and was accorded a vote of thanks for iti much tfftt- ciattd prosecution. It is also record that in one county no man ever served a complete jail sentence if he could raise the to pav his to pay the attorney fee" The records of the same county show that within two years the torney-General collected over in'such fees. In September, .1918, the flies ol the County Clerk oi Shawnee County show' shipments of liquors officially reported, amounting lo of whisky. Topeka, the capital, re- ceived quarts, or just half a gallon per month Ior every man and child. While the state elect- ed a nrohfhltiun man, the capital elected a wet for mayor of the'city, who was charged, during the cam- paign with having assisted Cali- fornia to defeat prohibition by send- ing her information regarding the workings of proHbitioe THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR CDMITND CAPITAL RESERVE FUND, SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS Interest the current rate is allowed on all deposits of M upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. .Smalt accovtT are' welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail. I Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more witlH dnmli to made by any of them or by tha iurviyot, Lethbndge Branch R. T. Mgr ;