Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
fAGE TOXm TIIE LETHBRIOGE DAILT HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1917 JLctbbrftge Detail XetbbiiOGc Alberta r 9 A I LY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: t)stly, delivered, per week ..... .10 Dally, delivered per year ......$5.00 Dally, by mail, per year.........H.00 Weekly, by mall, per year......$1.50 JVeckly, by mail, per year to U.S..$-.00 TELEPHONES Business Office ............... 1252 Editorial Offlco ............... 1224 W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torranco - Business Manager Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers alter expiration date is our authority to continue tho subscription. Your King and Country Need Ycu Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Summarizing the military events of the past week. Major-General Frederick B. Maurice, chief director of militia.- operations at the war ollice, says the British front is noteworthy only for the fact that It has seen the heaviest airtight in the history of the war With losses severest on the German Bide, and tho results generally favorable to the British. On land there was only minor fighting without material change. On the French front the Germans are still carrying on their policy of using picked troops for local operations aimed at exhausting and harassing the French. The result has been nil and the policy is a confession that the Germans are Incapable of attempting any really great effort. On the Russian front bad weather and floods have necessitated the drawing back of some advanced posts without important change. The destruction of German merchant fleets in the North Sea is pointed out as being a complete shattering of the plans of Germany for a new supply source, it being stated that large coal fleets which would bring neces-eary fuel to Germany had been planned, but have now been abandoned. can't retain It's self respect by throwing up Its hands and saying, "Wo have dono enough. Let Uncle Sam fill our depleted ranks." This is our war and all our available men and resources must be averted to win It. A referendum won't help; we are bold enough to say a referendum would result in our withdrawal from the war in so far as providing men for the lighting line Is concerned. There we have the reason also why nineteen Liberals supported conscription and opposed a referendum. These nineteen Liberals want the country organized to win tho war. They would support Sir Wilfrid Lanrk-r gladly If ho fathered a policy that i would provide men, tax wealth heavily, and fully organize tho country for war winning. He doesn't give that lead and what are Liberals, who are in earnest about winning the war to do? Stay with the party and play politics or stay with the country and win tho war? Our duty is clear. Wo have said time and again -the war Is OURS- a war to save CANADA-a war to save civilization. We believe that to be true today even more than at any time since the war started, and believing it, wo must think of saving Canada and civilization first and leave the saving of the party until later. To win the war, to save Canada and civilization we should have a union government-a government of strong, earnest, sincere men bent wholly on winning the war; a government bold enough to put the burdens of war on the shoulders of all the people; a government courageous enough to surmount all difliicultics by adopting the most drastic measures; a government wholly devoted to the interest of the state and forgetful entirely of party politics. After the war we can go hack to parties and fight the old fights, but just now let ns get together and fight the HUN until he throws up his hands and confesses "Civilization, with its great possessions of freedom, liberty, justice and Christianity, wins"-and wins for all time. ^PICKED UP IN ^ PASSING *OP THBlsUSY MAN Has the weatherman gone back on us? Quebeckers tell us they would fight if attacked. That's guessing at it. FACE THE ISSUE SQUARELY: CANADA'S GREATEST NEED. It is a pity that we had not had coalition government from the begin* Ding of the war,. Had our war administration been in the hands of a "win the war" government, political differences would have largely disappeared and the bulk of our people would have been behind all war measures whole-heartedly. Conscription, If necessary, would have been accepted, with very little, if any, protest. Now that conscription has been Introduced by a party government, it Is being considered too much from a party standpoint. Some Liberals oppose conscription because it originated with a Tory government, while many Tories support it, not so much Because it is a "win the war" mea-Bure, but rather because it is Tory policy. Both views are partisan. Too many people, Grits and Tories alike, are thinking of saving the party rather than saving tho nation. What Canada needs at this moment Is a win the war government compos-ad of men of all parties, whose whole thought will be "winning the war." Such a government could appeal to the people, with an assurance of support from all our citizens who want the war won. That government could tax wealth 'to the limit, and could organize our resources all round, with the public backing them up unreservedly. There might be opposition �-there likely would be-but it would come from the "Iosot tho war'" element, and it would be worth while having a union government, if for no other reason than to place our people either in the "win the war" class or the "lose the WBr" class. As it now the Borden government and the Liberal party are fearful to �ct boldly on war measures. Take taxation of wealth as an Instance. Sir Robert Borden favors conscription of manhood but is lukewarm on the proposal that wealth should be taxed bo that It would really feel there was a war waging. Conscription of manhood for war service can't be accepted without protest, until all our people are made to realize by organization of our resources and the taxation-of our wealth, that those who remain at home must serve and sacrifice. We don't want to exempt the Liberal party from Its rosopnHlbllity. It in true. tb� Liberal jwrfy ban hid much reason to find fault .with tho government at Ottawa, and especially Us conduct of tho war. We withdraw none of the criticism we have ottered Of that government's administration, but nevertheless we can't stand back and say we don't want anything to be done � to help win the war until (hat government la punished. We must face the Issue. Do we want.to win the war? All thoso who do want to win (he war mufet realize that conscription Is necessary because vblun-falled. "Calgary coal mines in full operation," says a headline in a Winnipeg Free Press. This will be news to Alborta people who are pleaded to hear that Calgary has coal mines to help out the coal shortage situation. The attitude of the Lethbridge labor men towards conscription is a fair indication of that of most western labor men. It should give the government a line on what the great mass of the people desire. German newspapers are fighting among themselves as to whether they shall drop the German style letters and adopt the Roman style or not. | They had better keep their own style. No warning thai it is made in Germany will then be needed. Lord fiasil Blackwood, reported missing since July 3, is the second surviving son of the first Marquis of Duffcrln and Ava. John McLeod, for IT years Oomlnion fisheries inspector for east and west Kootonay, died at Nelson, aged 7V years. Fleight Lieut. Sydney Kills, son of Hev. J. n. Kills, of Kingston, and who trained in Toronto, has been nc-cideiiUiUy killed in Knglniid. A general Increase in freight rates on coal from the mines of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia has boon put Into effect by the Canadian Government Railways. Judge Frank C. Brooks, aged centimes. Refugees will ivceivo tho smmc; Increase. Tho Grand Trunk railway has followed its order for fifteen Mikado typo locomotives by one calling for one thousand now box cars. Through tho upsetting of n canoe it Notre Damo (hi Lac. Quo., six youths were drowned. They were L. St. IMorro, Joseph Potvin, Robert Bouchard, U. St. Pierre, and two sons of P. l'inet. - Word has been received a( Winnipeg that Lieut. W. .Mountford has been awarded tho military cross. Just a few weeks previously he had won the military medal and his commission. - Major Becklos Wlllsor.. of the Canadian forces, who has been gazetted to the Btitlsh army, is now in France collecting trophies tinder the direction of the British war museum authorities. Charles Stephenson. 12 years old. of Ingcisoll, Ont., was instantly killed when lie was hit by a westbound freight train ns he started to cross the track. Tho boy was carrying his father's dinner. Dr. James Henderson, formerly a well known Reglnn physician, died in Toronto. He joined the Army Medical Corps after the war broke out but was soon invalided home from the Mesopotamia forces. Commodore Reginald Y. Tyrwhltt, whose squadron has participated in several fights with German vessels in the North Sea, has been created a Knight Commander of the Bath, in recognition of his war services. With a bullet hole through her head the decomposed body of Gcorgina Ur-quhart, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Urquhart, of South Vancouver, who has been missing since July 9th, was found in the abandoned premises of the Vancouver Pipe and Foundry company, not a hundred yards from her home. Official announcement is made at Paris that all private organizations which desire to give medical aid to American troops must he under Red Cross military control and supervi- sion.. Tho Rod Cross is constructing tho largest nitrous oxide plant In the world Tho product, commonly known as laughiiifr gas, will be used as np anaesthetic In nil Amorlcan dressing stations and hospitals. P. J. Lukor, a letter carrier of Saskatoon, was drowned In tho South Saskatchewan river. Ho dived Into the water and apparently his feet slipped Into a deep holo in which there is much underwater vegetation. Luker was n survivor of (ho Lusitnniii din-ludor, when he swam about in tho sea for two hours after tho ship was torpedoed. - Berlin bank clerks have set an example In patriotic self sacrifice. To aid the movement In economy In leather, the clerks discarded their shoes. Scores of barefooted individuals were seen on the principal streets gingerly stopping along and saving their tondor foot ns much ns possible. Berlin shoe stores are now selling wooden sandals, tho only leather being In toe guards. ' French men, women and children under 18 and more than 50 years of ago are being returned by the Germans to France from the occupied sections in tho northern part of tho country at the rate of 1,000 a day, according to advices received by the Belgian Relief commission at London. The repatriation is being carried out through Switzerland. A plot to spread terror throughout the state of Kansas by the means of disease inoculation through court plaster was stated by Fred Robertson, United States district attorney of Kansas, at Kansas City, said to have been broken up through tho arrest of three men in tho different towns of (hat state. Government tests wore said to have revealed tetanus germs on plasters the three men woro selling and giving away. Another large coal development company has been organized by Calgary business men for the purpose of mining (hat product in the bituminous fields west of Edmonton. The company is capitalized at $750,000 and will have headquarters in Calgary. The incorporators, as announced In a dispatch from Ottawa, are three young men of the legal firm of Lougheed, Bennett & McLaws. They are: C. W. Coole, O. H. Might and F. G. Beaumont. FUGITIVE BROUGHT BACK. Minneapolis, July. 18.-Nelson Bran-dor, alleged driver of tho automobilo which killed Theodora Myers, 15 years old, Inst Friday, was brought back to Minneapolis totlny in custody of detectives. Ho will have a preliminary hearing today. Ho admitted to his captors, It is said, that ho w�b tho man wanted, hut stated that ho had placed tho boy in tho ca.ro of a man who Haiti ho was a doctor aftor tho accident. Becoming frightened aftor reading DRAFT ALIEN SLACKERS Washington, July IS.-Alien "slackers"-except Germans and those specifically exempted by treaties-may be drafted into the service of the United States army. A resolution to accomplish this was prepared to day by Senator Chamberlain, ehuir-man of tho senate military committee Inside Our Striped Package are the freshest, daintiest, most delightful soda biscuits you have ever tasted 1 They're called Som~Mor Biscuit because after eating one you want Some more-right away QUICK I Try them-plain or salted-be snre your grocer gives you the tight package. Our GRAHAM WAFERS are delightfully different from any Graham Wafers you ever tasted. Ask your Grocer M0BTH-WEST BISCUIT CO., UNITED Edmonton, Alt*. Agencies, at Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon. 17 Alberta has been most prosperous for the past two years. There is a possibility now, however, that the garden of the west may suffer a reverse and lmvo only a partial crop. If we have been spending too freely now is the time to consider greater measures of economy. We should economize anyway during tho war. Japan has 2,500,000 men under arms, ready to jump into the war if necessary. Uncle Sam can Bend anything up to 10,000,000 if tho call comes. No wonder Von Bethnian Hollweg quit becauso he decided Germany couldn't win. Pity that he couldn't educate the Kaiser and a lot more blood man fools to his opinion. A Food for the Masses Few people seem to realize the food value of BANANAS. The' Banana has more real food value than most vegetables and fruits and in comparison of food values is the cheapest food commodity on the market today. Bananas can be cooked In many ways, and are especially good fried. There will be an election this year, that is now certain. And in spiyi of objections to an election there can be no doubt that it. is tho best way to clear the atmosphere. Perhaps out of the discussion of tho questions of prime importance to Canada the voters may find a way to secure their wishes and Becure a real war government. ^|U7 enlistment has Ottawa.-The Liberal members of parliament who support the Military Service bill met yeaterday at Ottawa and gavo out a statement of their faith and intentions. The statement is guarded but sufficient; tho root of tho matter is there. Tho groups of members has bean given tho name of War Liberals. The adjective how-over, is not necessary. Tho name Liberal Is good enough. Thoso are the Liberals in the..house .and thoy are supported by the real Liberals In the Canada country,-Winnipeg Free ProBs, FRIED BANANAS FRUIT DISPATCH COMPANY Take the desired quantity of the fruit, peel, cut in half, dip In egg batter and fry. BAKED BANANAS Take twelve ripe, hard Bananas, peel, sprinkle with three tablespoonfuls of sugar, one of cinnamon, one of butter, and a cup of water. 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Phone 1732 tho nccounts of the fatal results of tho accident, he gave tho name of Jules Johnson on his arrival at Grand Forks and endeavored, It Is stated by the detectives, to oludo pursuit by changing tho number plates on tho machine. INSURE NOW You cannot afford to gamble. We have always received fair settlements promptly from the company we are repressntlng. Alberta Securities Balmoral Block Lethbridge SECURITY s SAFETY a SERVICE FarmersFire& Hail Insurance Co Is what you have been waiting for. It Is what we have all been waiting tor.-A company owned and controlled by the farmers of Alberta. Organized to give uo the service we are entitled to and to keep our money at home. Secure your hail protection early by obtaining a policy In The Farmers Fire & Hail Insurance Co. HEAD OFFICE, ALBERTA BLOCK, LETHBRIOQE "Do Business In Your Own Crowd." SECURITY s SAFETY :: SERVICE HAIL INSURANCE In selecting a Company to place your Hall Insurance with, there are two important things to consider. First, the financial responsibility of the Company; second, their reputation for prompt and satisfactory adjustments. Such an investigation will show the BRITISH CROWN as a leader. Don't take a chance. Let us place it In the British Crown. R. V. Gibbons & Co. PHONE 1191 BALMORAL BLOCK OF CATTLE AND HORSES At the Lethbridge Sale and Feed Barn. July 21st, of Wagons and Buggies and Harness, Double and Single. ONE O'CLOCK SHARP HORSES-1 matched grey team; 1 mare and 1 gelding, 5 yrs old; 1 bay gelding, 6 yrs old; ; 1bay mare; 6 yrs. old; 1 matched team of bay geldings, 7 and 8 years old; 10 mares and geldings from 6 to 8 years old; 1 grey gelding, broke single and double; ;1 bay gelding, rising 4 years old; 1 roan saddle horse, broke single or double. CATTLE-2 cows with calves at foot, 3 months old; 3 cows due to be fresh shortly; 1 heifer, rising 3 years old; 5 steers rising 3 years old;: 3 steers, rising 2 years old; 2 heifers, rising 2 years IMPLEMENTS 1 heavy team dray,- 7 ton, nearly new; 1 delivery wagon, nearly new, single; 1 team delivery wagon, nearly new; 1 single delivery dray; 4 sets of double team harness; 3 single buggies; 2 sets of double team harness; 2 sets single harness; driving harness. This stock must be sold as the proprietor has sold his farm. TERMS CASH J. A. 8MITH, Auctioneer Lethbridge Mercantile Co., Ltd.. Jobbers AT ONE O'CLOCK AUCTION SALE AT THE LETHBRIDGE STOCK YARDS On Saturday. July 21st 400 CATTLE COMPRISING ISO 2-year old heifers, due to calve soon. 75 2-year, old steers. 75 3-year old steers. SO Cows with calves at foot. 25 yearling steers. 25 Yearling heifers. 3 White face bulls. This stock Is well bred Durham and White Face and Is In good shape and must be told. Don't miss tula sals If you can use any of tho above cattle. TERMS CASH Q. P. DEARDORFF, L. J. NICHOL80N, Auctioneers. RED LINE CAR OR TAXI TO SALE-REMEMBER THE DATE.