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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LBTKBMk'lfGE' PAiLY HEBALp MONDAY, JUNE 7, IMS MJJIKRIPTION '.HATMS dallvtrefl, BMIjr. by. lull, year. by mall, per year...., W Business Office 3253 Sdltorial bfflce u34 W. John Director. Business-Manager NOBtE SENTIMENT "You will be wrong if you re- firet coming, for 1 am very glad'and proud to have got to the front. It Is not the Kngth of .ex- istence that counts, but what is achieved during that existence, however late Lieut. W. C: .G. Gladstone, grandson" oi Bwart Gladstone, in a letter to: hie mother. ROUND THE'CIRCLE THE WAR President Wilson's- curt little note to the -Kaiser, demanding that he cut out the bluff and get down to business on the Lusitania matter, and other little affairs of recent date, was to have been dispatched to Berlin yes- terday. Upon Germany's reply rests The basis of future relations between those two great countries. This week should witness the climar. Saturday's dispatches were to the effect that the- Germans were prepar- ing for. another violent drive asaiinfit the Allied lines in France. Sunday bulletins gave the information that German .attacks of great violence nad been repulsed with heavy losses. ,Tnst cheering news comes from the Dardanelles, where tie Al- lies are said to have beaten back the Turks with tremendous loss to the enemy. .Constantinople hospitals are full to overflowing with the Turk wounded. Things are rapidly coming to a head in this theatre of the war. The Austrians are reported to have taken the offensive against the Ital- ians. However, the new partner of tbe Allies has been able to establish itself in very strategic positions on Austrian EOll. The leading Butch paper-is; politiag out to the people ot the Netherlands In forceful language _that- they, are ap- parently" bluTdiaff themselves to the tact that their own independence will be worth" a little less than nothing in the event of a German victory in tbe present war. down everything we possess itt the world. 'f it may come; but it is wen to remember that onr voluntary sys- tem has given us an araiy which, to quality, compares with-anything tha can be nut In tha Held. 'One hetltate before one considers In a practlca way whsther it has failed on the ciues tion of quantity." Herfc tha late Lord Chancellor em phasiies the responsibility which Brl tain ls: bearing; he hints at tho of 'conscription in orde that tho responsibility may be borno successful conclusion. Lloyd .George's speech at Manches ter last week is'even .more sienlficant Hosnid: "To introduce compulsion as an ira portant element in organizing tho iia tidn's resources of skilled industry and trade'does not'necessarily mean con scriptipti the' qrdinary. sense of the tend.. Conscription means the raisinj by" compulsory: methods of armies to fight Great Britain's1 battles abroad If the I am certain that no man 'of 'any. party would'pro- test. libcriiss in this land on more thanvOne occasion by compul- sory service: the llbertj sioo. ;The-great'republic to the wesl won its 'independence ami saved its national existence.by compulsory.ser- aid twtf'.of.- the greatest demo- cratic today. France and Italy, "are defending their national existence.. and liberty by means of compulsoir service. "It has been" the greatest weapon in the hands of democracy maiy times for the winning and present tion of freedom.'All. the same it would be a great mistake.'to resort to it un- less it was absolutely necessary." -That provide muni- tion" ot war. isr necessary, right at the moment, iLloyd George made clear'in the following statement: "I say to those who wish to dismiss conscription for the time being as a means of levying armies, for fighting abroad, that they ought not thereby to assume that compulsion is unneces- sary in enabling to mobilise the indus- trial strength of ;the country. We were the worst organized nation in tbe world for this war, which showed that we hodjiatMagJo do-with, precipitat- ing it- It is a war of munitions, and the government has decided that com- pulsory powers are essential to util- ize the resources of the country to the aest advantage. The work of the coun- try must come unless it does, there will be no country worth fighting for." "What does it all mean. Simsly this: Britain must win. If voluntary ser- vice will not bring us victory, then we must have compulsory service. We must, not lose. We would lose more than our prestige of a great Empire; we would lose the freedom. Justice and form ot responsible government of which we proudly boast. To retain, fhese great Bntons'would iccept conscription, if the course of the war proves it ne'cessary. ASOUITH'S VISIT f TO THE WAR ZONE Premier (Asqnith's visit to the tore- ll' es in France is significant of possible i developments. He certainly did not I make tha trip out of curiosity. It is J certain that he went over to confer I irith Sir John French. What about? Maybe concerning the need of mnn- f itions. Probably to ascertain whether there was any friction between the I j headquarters staff md Kitchener at f "the" War Office. "Whatever the pur- S note of the visit, we can be sure of one thing, and that Is: that it was for I the purpose of clearing up the sitna. L jt'tkm in order that Britain.can coneen- I; trate'on effective methoda for crashing the enemy as S speedily aa possible. Developments of the near future may anng forth the actual meaning of Asquith's trip P s acrons tbe channel to the fighting i IS CONSCRIPTION t A POSSIBILITY? Conscription is not British: yet I Britain nay be compelled to resort to this policy in order that the policies. and principles, which are I BrltUb, mar be saved to Lord Hal- f ij once secretary of war, and Lloyd I Ofotft, both leaden in a patty when T conscription sever had many, if any, hint at the probability of a law being put into effect. Lloyd George, especiaUy, offers S'. fictuwt for such a measure, it is ap- it is a real and very near We can all b.e sure that E (Kpoaorinuoo will not come unless it is necessary for the mainten- place in the worW. It 'wltjibe a lait'reaort, it is true, nut we pnjaare far its possible adoption. Haldane, in the couMe Ve. PICKED UP IN FOR HAN lieeve Alex. Bills, o( Morniafton U dead. The Ontario government has -made an approproation of JIM.IW for Bel giac relief. 'The Ontario License Board reaffirm cd its decision cutting off the licen scs at Niasara-on-the-Lako. itev. A. H. Hewitt has left thi Church of Ascension, Hamilton, to become rector of Orangeyille, Oat. John Read, of Edmonton, hu been chosen as Socialist candidate for ;the House of .Commons in the Red constituency. J. S. White, Head of a big Eng- lish firm, manufacturing torpedo boat is dead. He had two sons in Canada. Vcn. Archdeacon Hogbin, Calgary, has been honored wivu degree' o D.D. by St. John's Collogc, Winni- peg- Wm. Molloy is stand- ard-bearer ior the-coining Manitoba the provincial seat Morris. Paul Shippey, three years'old, Rodney, at a" church entertain- ment, named all the books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelations. Elbcrt G. Howey, ol .Otterville, re- cently o! London, was instantly kill- ed when Ms automobile went over an embankment near Ingersoll. President Poincare, of France, an- nounced that.he'would drink no.spir- .tuous liquors during or after the war. Municipal franchise has been ex- tended to married women who are property owners by the Legislature of Sew" Brunswick. Bruce Cornell, of Hamilton, Ont., has started out lor San Francisco on a bicycle. He expects to return by ;he same method. J. H. Collier, J. (3. Colter and Wm. were presented witn Jewels by Odd cllows. Rev. E. W. Stapletord, oi Vancouver, has .been appointed irincipal oi the H'egina Methodist College.- Uhas. E. Sebastian, chief of police, was elected mayor oi Los Angeles. A woman, Mrs. Estelle L. Lindsey, was'elected, to the city council. Militia orders announce that Col. Roy, M.V.O., permanent headquar- ters staff, has been' retired, and has granted permission to retain MB ank. Captain Alex. Milligan, one of the wst known'mariners on the Great ,akes, who took_tbe first dynamite Now; as for the Home Whit are you doing to get rid of the dandelions? It hasn't forgotten how to rain in this country. Should yqu suffer from an attack of the out into tie coun- try aid look upon tke fields of green grain. It is the cure. Medicine Hat has a "Great White which the Times claims can't >e surpassed In western Canada. We would advise our. contemporary to come and see liethoridge firit before t repeats ;that boast. It appears .now as though the great- est opportunity to relieve the unem- ployed situation In western Canada will come through the farmers. Should he crop that is now In light come UuOdgn to harvest in good condition, housands of men will be required Ior he work. fighting for our lives ID J-pefilaps tha most tnmendous war m .jhiatpry; and even though, we may fthltt, under ordinary la tmw of peact, that tbt volantary sys- ttm' la niii from which it would be moot difficult for as to art, we mar find we have to re- couMit tbe situation in the light of the .-tnatDdons necesiltles of the ildii. "We are flihilng for our lives in tbe most tremendous struggle tat bat occorred in the world's his- are fightiag in a cassc which more Kd more a cause for w. to lay, Kansas had a crop failure in 1913, and the biggest crop in ita history m 1914. It looks as though Southern Al- berta was going follow suit.. Re- member also the Kansas crop of 1914 brought more actual cash to tbe Kan- sas farmers than may other crop in recent years. Lieut-Col. Griesbach's Alberta bat- talion has a coyote M a mascot. Quite appropriate. A few more mlstt be taken across and.put to work digging trenches. As for gophers, bow would it do to present the whole blooming gopher population of Alberta to the Kaiser? One Conservative M.P.P. in Manito- ba is so fearful of the coming general election in that province tktt he an- nounces that lie has left tbe party, and is now an independent. His name Is H. D. Mewhlrter, member for Elm- wood the expoiuiea at Winnipeg are dUcUtUng the very best of Tories. v t _ MBI -argo up the .it St Catharines, aged 57. Bhateauguay d'Irumberry de Sala- jerrv, grandson of Col." de Salaberry, who lion the victory at Chatcauguay uruig the war of 1812, is dead in Montreal, at the'age of 57. The regular passenger service over he Glengarry Constipation tad ptewatrae; all the v that Mlov in tte wak> Is the belt i relieving dwceroui1 eomplica of iu Deflect. Abbrv's Salt is a granular eonesairaiioa of the mefienal salts otrieted from Wees of pure, (rMh fruits. It a palatable, with a taste, and a acntle, inre action, tndiki For many TUTS tha value it the choice of eanfulj bowel, tUsanck aad It The Salt Of Sa uilups, even mers to the point k I these it themselves. WitiMH Charto L. Martisw, f leadinf practitioner in Montreal, from it a letter statiif: magr add that! everyday." a wit J. Sold by ;