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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta LETlrtMTDOE DAILT HKTUT.n TUESDAY, JUNE 5, Ifl7 Zat p I LY N P E E K LY ..10 Rrtet: delivered, per week Dally, delivered ter ye" Daily, br mall. yeir Weekly, by mill year-----v 11-50 Weekly, or mall per ysar to U.S..I2.00 TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial OBco W. A. Buchanan President and Mimeing Director John Torrance Business ilausje Dates of eiplry of suDtcrlptloaj ap- pear dills' on address label. Accept enca ol papers alter expiration date Is BUI authority to continue the sub- scription. Your King ind Cojilrf Ntrd You Right Howl THE PROGRESS .OF THE WAR The Canadians experienced extremely heivy fighting tiie west-end, when they attacked ihe Ger- mans southwest of Lens and captured tbe electric power station, an Import- ant post, but were liter forced to re- linquish their hold on this through se- vers atticks of the Germans. The Can- adians carried Ibe position with magnificent rush, bul thonth they hung on tenicIouMv. were called back from the position to save heavy Joss. Ihe placo having become untenable. The Germans losl bcarily in Ibs Bebl' Ing. The western battalions of Cana- dians figured conspicuously In tbe ighling and over 1200 prisoners were taken from Ihe eoemy- 1 Conditions In Russia are sllll ciso- tlc. bul the EOlfllers at front appar- ently are becoming more active, as In. dlcaled by official reports which re- cord repulse of German attacks on the Russian Tronl, and activities a ihe'eneuiy In quarters. GOVERNMENTS POLICY VS. OPPOSITION LACK OF POLICY. Thursday Is election day and the electors of the soalh are gettlnff down to H sincere study ol the real Issues of tbe campaign. The red herrings have been cast aside anfl Uie people to Vnoir That each party really elands for so far as the Tellaia of province is concemed. The canv palpi so far has been cluttered up Tfith Conservative campaign cries about Lhe dislrancnlsement of the sol- null's but they have failed I to tell us wherein ttvslr lack ot pol- icy on. agricultural matters would bwent the farmers. Mr. Mlehener said ta would see to It that the gov- eminent regulatei the railway rates on protlnclll lines to beceDt the farmers, bul he failed to eiplaln lust railway rates a matter rrhoUv slthln the Jurisdiction ot the Domin- ion Board cf Hallway Commissioners. As for tho Co-operative Elevator Aci. wblcb he attacked loir vears ago. Mr. Mlehener didn't have a word to say. not even one of praise. opposl- llen speakers eafd nothing at all about the Farm Loan Bill thit they hid advocated it years SEP. Tuer had nothing to My sbbut the demonstrn- lioa farms eic-ept that [tey bad losl money on operation. They didn't tell the electors how ihc-se firms had been such a potent force for better farming, and how the gospel bad spread unlll now our farmers are be- Slnnlcg lo understand Ihe benefits which accrue from good firming ethods. There wis never a ward of oraise for our agricultural high schools which are doing so much to five the boys tnd girls of the pro- vince an apprecatlon of farming as a vocation. There was never a word of praise for tbe Factory Act or other legisla- tion to raise the status of workmen. Tho. Rural Hospitals Bill tbey didn't crillclze, bul they hoped lo catch some votes by advocating the use of wild land taxes for the upkeep of these bospltals. This they failed to explain as being purely a grand- stand play. Mr. Mlehener had a lol to say about good roads while In the south, com paring our roads with those of CaJi' fomla. He promised lo spend more money on roids and less on public buildings. In fart he promised to spend about one-third of the pro- vince's yearly revenue on roads, hut he wasn't, explicit as to how ho would build them keep them from being muddy In the rainy season. His roau policy Is one of many promises. .Mr. MIcbener has Travfd the flag to lot about Canada's soldiers on Lhe ter-3v-Jig .battle lines of Europe, but e has tailed at every opportunity to lentlon thai Alberta is already re- training more returned soldiers and n more lines of endeavor than any Iher province of Hon. Dun- an Marshall has a vision ot what Al- ierta must do in Lhe future f.c give as attained the rank ot chief gunner on tho submarine chaser Lynx No. Casualty Hits for the month, cf May contained the name ot Winni- peg men, of which number 357 were listed aa dead. D. Gregory, of Oairllle, named as Liberal candidate for the House of Commons by Holton Conser- vatives. Americans hare sent lo Ihe "fatherless children of Frence." This turn Is expected to provide for about children for one year. The Spanish government has decid- ed to abolish the press censorship. All newspaper dlspalches will be sent on the sole twponalblLIly ot the corres- pondent, i Fred DeForge. aged 65, was killed by a stick of 7001! falling and hitting him In tho chest wntla ho war saw- log In tie Thunder flay Lumber com- pany's yards. Port Arthur. The Saskatchewan Retail Mer- chants' association ottlcera Trill the only sunlvlng Oral cousin of Abraham Lincoln, died at bis home, aged SI. n. H. Turner, of Ltlllo Current, has been nominated for tho Ontario legis- lature by Mautloulln Conservatives. Lieut. Henry Cope Evans, of the _ilnf corps, has been killed la action. lie lived for a time in Edmonton, and i-as a champion tennis pllyw. T- Noll, and Capt. Adjl. L. .Vott. killed oa the same day were sons el Mrs. Noll ot Bristol, who has now lost all ihrco Eons In Ibe i Ylncenl Asior. son ot the lite John Jacob Astor, now serving as an en- sign In the iiaval reserve, has sub- scribed for J3.COCi.OOC ot Liberty loan It was announced. Pte. R. A. WlHon, of the Bank of Montreal, Edmonton, son of F. D. Wil- son, officer In charge ot Hudson's Bay district at James Day, Moose Fac> iry, been killed In action. The government his authorized Ihe taking up 'of about 17 miles ot rails at McAlplne Junction, lo be trans, (erred to tho propoEed Quebec ant Ssgucnay railway. Among a further long list of Cana dlan officers mentioned by Glr Doug las Halg's dispatches Is that ot the.shortly undertake Ihe organization of late Lieut. R. Prvca-Jones, who It will1 local) In Alberta, according lo Ibe an- nouncement ot Ihe secroUiry. The present organizers will cover both Jrovlnces. Capl. William A. Woffet, command Irie at the naval training elation ol Laka Bluff, U.S.. said thai Jobn Philip Sousa, the bandmaster, who enlisted recently, had been enrolled as a Dfst lieutenant. Sousa announced, wbcn enlisting that he purposed forming marine band of 300 pieces. A party of khaki clad native sol- diers from the Fiji Islands arrived in Vancouver on their way to Ihe fron' Finance Minister Explains Announce meat For Coalition bo remembered, gallantly foil "on the western front some Ume ago. Major Geo. McLaren Brown, reserve of officers, Canadian, mllittn, has been appointed assistant director, unpaid, at the war ofilce in London, with the rank of lieutenant colonel while so employed. Mr. Brown was manager for the Canadian Pacific rail- ray. Lieut R. Ward S. Robertson, n Montreal man and McGill graduate, 22 years ot ageT who WES with an Imperial machine gun unit in France, is reported killed. He served at tho front for nine months with a Mont- real battalion before Joining tbe Im- perial service. r. Mrs- Emmellne PanVhurat has writ- ten to Premier Lloyd George asking for passports for a dopulilion from the Women's Social and Political Union, Including herselt, lo .proceed to Russia, to eiplaln llielr views on the war. Mrs. Pankhurst potnlcd out that II the government permitted James Ilamsay MacDonald, the Labor leader, his party, to go to Russia to preach their unpatriotic doclrlnea there can be no excuse for hindering patriotic women from going. when the Canadian Australian They came Itner over under thalr own officers and made rather a quaint picture In regulation uniform, but so far without The special fishery regulations o Alberta and Snsketchewan have been so amended as to restrict the anious ot fish to be taken out of Lac La Diche during the summer to not more than pounds and during the winter lo pounds. It Is ala< provided' that not more than of white fish are to DC taken out o Lesser Slave lako or lu valors within sixty miles, ot the' lake during" an; OKiwa, June Replying to question by Dr. Michael Clark, of Red Deer, Hte this Afteraou as to when tho present political dead-lock Ight bo expected to como to an end. r Robert Dorden cald that he bad announcement to make at tho pres- ,t time. the house met at Hi re a o'clock ,1s artcrnoon, both Sir Robert Bor :n ani Sir WIKrld wcro i thelr'places. When Chairman Sox- ullh of (he commftteo of acrlcullure ovcJ to have twenty- five thousand of an addrcsa delivered before ie agriculture comraltleo by Pro ssor Grisdalo, superintendent of ei grlnienlol farms, providing for dls amongst farmers, Col. Cur- e, chairman of tit? co mm li- ce objected on tho scoro of expense 'tie motion was to stand. A1 etage of the proceedings Sir Hob- rt Borden crossed the floor of tho ouse and engaged Sir er In earnest converaAUon for a few nomeats Sir Robert thon relumed io Is own seat and alter speaking to his Sir George Foster left tbe 3 amber. Tha house then went Into commit eo to consider '3lr Thomas esolutlon -upon which will be basei (he bank act In order lo at o'.v banks to 'Moan money to fcrniDn nd those engaged in raising stock pon the security of their stock am be offspring of any auch animals ant ncludlng wool clipped from sheep. Sir Thomas a aid that the object o e legislation Is to allow the banka loan money to (armor a on live tock, etc., taking as security for the amo a. slmpU torm of assignment 'his he explained, would be more Imple than tho taking of chattel mort- agcs for security. Provision will be made io have these assignments rcg- stered In the provinces In which Ihoy re Issued. The minisler thought tills nculd JaeiliUle In accur- ng money from the banks. The fanners, he said, aro n diers, the alien vote, a lot ot guess- Trorfc and political mud-slinging about the Conservative "charge's" that have never been proven, and. a dozen other matters foreign