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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta FAO* FOUR THK LF.THBRITKJE DAILt HERALD WEDNESDAY, JULY 25,1917 CD: ftetbbrifc^e Derate lctMnrtfcfe, Hlbcrta AND WIEKLY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week......10 Dally, delivered per year ......$5.00 Daily, by jnall, per year.........t^OO WMkly, by mail, per year......*l-50 Weekly, by mail, por year to U.S., J2.00 TELEPHONES Business Office ............... I252 Editorial Office ............... 12*� W. A. Buchanan President rind Managing Director John Torrance -  Business Manager Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date is our authority to continue the subscription. Your King and Country Need You Right Nowl THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The alarming state of affairs In Russia, particularly in the forces at the frout, is holding the attention of the �world at present, and all eyes are on Kerensky, in whom confidence is supreme that he will be able to save the situation as ho has done before, and turn back the Insurgent troops to face again^ the Teutons and stop their advance. Since tho recurrence of disaffection in tho Russian ranks, the Tou-toua have been able to take back all the territory -won in the recent offen-aive, and to seriously threaton the entire Russian front. Tarnapol, Stanls-lau and Hallcx have all been again abandoned by the Russians. On the west front there are indications of the commencement of a big drivo by the British. Artillery fire has been heavy along tho entire front. The French have again driven back heavy attacks by the Crown Prince's army -which are being made evidently tor political effect at home, but which are accomplishing nothing more than tho loss of a huge number of Germans. Operations in Palestine are proceeding favorably for the allies. THE REAL FUNCTION OF COLD STORAGE PLANTS. After the successful offensive of the high cost of living commissioner the eastern cold storage companies are counter-attacking vigorously, says an exchange. But they are fighting for a losing cause, with all the advantages against them. The commissioner has public opinion and every reasonable argument on his side. There Is not the least doubt that cold storage is responsible to a large extent for the great increases in the prices of every day necessities of the table, like milk, butter, eggs, meat, fish, potatoes and many other articles. Cold storage facilities make it possible for these articles to be hoarded up until en artificial scarcity is created, when the price Is raised. Tho cold storage Idea was intended to lower the cost of food by preserving; perishable articles from times ot abundance to times of scarcity. It was not meant to be a means of raising prices to -famine rates. The cold storage companies may protest against Mr. O'Connor's report but they cannot deny that they have wrongfully used their facilities to increase, prices until a majority of the people cannot buy enough food. Prices have more than doubled within a few years though Canada 1b a country that produces tar more food than it needs and has a large surplus for export. Something should be done at once to regulate prices by limiting the time foodstuffs may be held in cold storage, or by fixing prices of the commoner articles of diet, which could be done without subjecting the trading community to any material hardship. Food prices are still rising and something must be done to check the . undue advances. It ia remarkable that the people, in whom are vested according to the theory of democracy all the powers of the state, are apparently so helpless to prevent a few food monopolists from starving: them. The people appear to be in peonage to the food speculators. Ir. the book of Proverbs, written three thousand yearB ago, we find this aphorism: "The rich rnleth ver the poor and the borrower is servant to the lender." It seems to be a true today as It always was. But the millionaire monopolists must not be allowed to multiply their profits any further. They have done bo in the past because the government has not Interfered with them. Tho government has the power to deal with them and it must qxereise its authority. Ontario Liberals In Toronto last week, j And it goes on to say: K, This remains to bo seen; but if this could be done in Toronto it will vnry likely bo tried in tho Manitoba cntf-tal. Still, It makes very little difference whether ho is there endorsel or not. Call themselves what thoy may, there can be but two parties in this fight: one directed by Sir Robort Bordon, the other by Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Behind the latter Western Liberalism is- lined up. Those that are not for Borden are for Laurtor. Tho Moose Jaw Nows is pursuing Just the tactics one might expect from :--o violently partisan a paper. Western conscriptionlst Liberals are very unlikely to line up behind Sir Wilfrid Laurier. They are heartily in favor of conscription; nnd they want to seo It enforced by a conscriptionlst government that is not afraid to throw ALL of Canada's resources into the war. wealth as well as men. The present government is not firmly enough seated In the saddle. It. seems, to go ahead, undeterred by tho threats of big interests in the east. Tho election opens up a way to the formation of a win-the-war government that will not be nfrald to get out of the rut, that will not have one eye fixed on political expediency, and that will have tho confidence of the people of Canada who are in favor of the Dominion doing her utmost to help win the war for democracy. The statement of the Daily News, that he who is not for Borden is for Laurier, is designed as a trouble mak er. There are thousands of Liberals who- favor Borden's conscription policy who are not in favor of his persistence in keeping Bob Rogers at his elbow, or who do not favor his alliance with Quebec Nationalists of the Laverge stripe. But if he will shako off tho shackles of partylsm which bind him, these Liberals are ready to join with him for tho duration of the war htat Canada might put her whole resources at the dis-democracy. Premier Borden has no right to expect more from Western Liberals. But he has a right to expect that much, and we will bo very much disappointed if the western wing of tho Liberal party at the Winnipeg convention, doos not pave the way for Premier Borden to seek some kind of union so that -when the election is held conscriptionists throughout the length and breadth of Canada will be able to present an united front. It will be well for Canada it this results. And it will be much more likely to result if papers like the Moose Jaw News will forget their violent partisanship for a while, just as those Liberals who voted with Sir Robort Borden on the conscription measure threw party ties to the winds for the sake of Canada. If * PICKED UP IN-* jPASSTJVG for thb busy man Rev. John Mahan, fifty years in the, Methodist ministry, died suddenly at; his homo in London, uguA 72. The first case of anthrax to'davolop in Cornwall, Ont., for six years has been discovered among tho Btock of Napoleon Lauzon, on tho James Gardner farm, east of Cornwall. The death took place at Prearott, Ont., of Edward Jessup. Mo was 85 years old. Ho was a son of the lato Dr. Jessup, and was ot U.S. Loyalist stock. Half a million dollars' -worth of property was consumed by n fire at | Tho complete records of the Calgary Industrial exhibition show that $21,700 was paid out in prl2oa thla, year. A mysterious airplane painted yellow and black, rocontly has been fly-inn over Costa Ulca. Aniorlcan residents express tho bollef that H is a German machine. A Wisconsin company has started to manufacture wooden soles for shoos. Tho wood from which the soles are mado is wasto from mills, formerly sold for firewood. Eight thousand eight hundred and Cloveland which destroyed the New I fivo artificial limbs have been made York Central and Big Four railroad freight house with practically all its contents. Rev. Garrett J. Barry, pastor of St. Phillip's church, Boston, and a former national and state chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, died after an i operation. He was 57 years old. Knox Magee, who has just returned to Winnipeg from the east, where it' was said ho had acquired an interest; in tho Wlnuip�g Telegram and was by privato firms for soldieis at a cost of �127,293, and 7,000 men are still to bo suppliod. The Russian newspapers announce that Rear Admiral V" nl,/>il- Her Corns Wouldn't Let Herk There are win-the-election Conservatives just as there are wln-the-elec-tion Liberals. It is up to the win-the-war elements to rule In both parties, and to do this they should combine. Is Kerensky to be "the man from the north" predicted by Madam ThebeB? He has the opportunity If he can Just turn the Russian army from its debating activities to fighting the Huna. Billy Sunday got $815,200 worth of free .publicity from the New York dallies while he was evangelizing Gotham. Some of these days one of the movie concerns will hire him as press agent. He seems to be able to "nut it over." ^ Two Milwaukee recruits were turn ed down until they could get an expert tattooer to clothe in modern garb the replica, of September Mom with which their bodies were adorned The recruiting officers evidently did not believe in the old style methods ot the Indian for modorn-day fighters Sir George Foster promises to send a shipload of grain from Vancouver via the Pananyt Canal to see whether grain may be shipped by that routo Had he done so before spending a million dollars on an elevator at Calgary we might have credited him with Bome judgment. THE POLICY FOR WESTERN LIBERALS. j Because the wish is father to the thought, the Moose Jaw News, vestige of Conservative Journalism in the province of Saskatchewan, says ,that the Liberalism of Laurier will ftmtf likely be endorsed at the contention of Western Liberals in Winnipeg next month. This it opines as {fb* natural sequence of the action of waiting. The C.P.R^ ticket office isn't the only place that is short of staff. The Herald has heard a numbor of complaints lately ot the long delays at certain hours ot the day at tho cash ier's wicket in tho city hall. With taxes being paid in addition to water o.nd light accounts, it migl'i not' amiss to open up a temporary second wicket. When people have cash to pay in, the city shouldn't keep thoin She remembered the agonies of the last dance. c It kept her at home to coddle her touchy corns. She simply couldn't face the pain again. How easy it would have been, what instant relief, if she had only known of Blue-jay. Other millions of men and women have found relief this way. Blue-jay stops pain instantly. And the miserable corn is gone, roots and all, in 48 hours. New shoes-smart styles-heve no terrors to Blue-jay users. These soothing plasters, inset with a medicinal wax, have ended millions upon millions of corns. Many tests conducted by experts show that the first application removes 91 per cent. Stubborn cases require a second or third treatment. Why wait longer? Why suffer? BAUER &BLACK Limited Toronto, Canada | Makers of Surgical Drawing,, etc. Bkaesjay Stops Pain-Ends Corns faututly Quickly For Sale by all pruagTsta Ah.Dla.-Jar tlnstm Are Your Children Learning to Save Money? Each maturing son and daughter should have a personal Savings Account In the Union Bank of Canada, with opportunities to save regularly, and training In how to expend money wisely. Such an education In thrift and saving will prove Invaluabta In later life. v ; LETHBHIDGE BRANCH - . - A. F. 8, Tnttjrg, Manager CARDSTON BRANCH -  -  F. V. Cavera, Manager BARONS BRANCH . . a . . 4. Blackwdofc MaJnajar IN8URE NOW You cannot afford to gamble. We have always received fair settlementa promptly from the company we are repretenting. Alberta Securities Balmoral Block Lethbrldge HAIL INSURANCE In lasting a Company to ptnee your Hall Inaurance with, there are two Important thlngi to consider. First, the financial responsibility of the Comptny, second, their reputation for prompt and Mtla> factory adjustment*. Such an investigation will show the BRITISH CROWN aa a leader. Don't take a chance. Let u& place It In the Brltlso Crown. R. V. Gibbons & Co. PHONE 1191 BALMORAL BLOCK Traction Engine REPAIRS We are wellv equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on either steam or gas tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. NIVEN BROS. 218 First Ave. 3. Phone 1732 SECURITY s SAFETY SERVICE FarmersFire& Hail Insurance Co Is what you have been waiting for. It ia what we have all been waiting for.-A company owned and controlled by the farmers of Alberta. Organized to plve us 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, LETHBRIDGE "Do Business In Your Own Crowd." SECURITY � SAFETY :: SERVICE Are You an Asset I to Canada- or are You a Liability ^RE you helping to win the War ? Or could Canada put up ft better fight without you ? Are you working-saving-paying-to back up the men at the front? Or are you loafing-wasting-spending on selfish indulgences the money that should be loaned to the Nation ? Man-power is at a premium! The time and strength of every man in Canada should be devoted whole-heartedly to really useful work-work that will help, directly or indirectly, in the Struggle. Food is short the world over ! Every housewife in Canada should devote herself earnestly to the problem of conserving it-of feeding our people well, yet economically and without waste. Everyone should save-and lend the savings to the nation ! Canada needs every dollar you can invest in War Savings Certificates, and for every $21.50 you loan now, she will repay you $25.00 at the end of three years-or you can get your money back at any time. Certificates are issued in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, which may be purchased at $21.50, $43 and $86 respectively, at any Bank or Money Order Post Office. 25 The National Service Board of Canada, OTTAWA. ;