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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE ?OUK ' HIS LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH ll, 1918 the opposition doa-1 tfor everybody, aniohgst them. The speeohea of the now wotuep members of the legislature show Uiat the ladles are capable of presenting their views on public questions to tho PAIL.Y, AND WEEKLY t, . . j^ef^uw*. -.T&esr.--wia not bp s/ilent, . members. Their new positions as l'eg-, isliitors wllf not overwhelm theni. j They are as capable of looking aifter , riiomselyes and tbe'people thoy rep-i resent 'Jis any man iu the legislature Proprietors and. Publisher* " (THE LETHBRIDGE HERAl-D PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITEC �23 6th Street South, Lethbridge W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance -  Business Manager j Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office .....'..... Office .......... 1252 1224 'picked up in �* PASSJJNG- jhb bus? m*n Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week ....t .10 Daily, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Dally, by mail, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$3.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers t-fte. expiration date Is our authority to continue the subscription. THE PROGRESS .OF THE WAR Raids and counter-raids are the order of the day oh the west front. The two great armies are apparently wait- ' "tog for favorable weather to launch offensives and are feeling each other out. The allies seam to have the whip band la this preliminary skirmishing ' land have the Germans so jumpy that the Huns keep the majority of their forces behind even the fourth; line trenches. The Russians seem to have come to ft realisation that] they have been -duped, and-are'making a tielated stand against' tbe German advance on Petro-Srad. That the Russians will be able Co organize to time to save themselves ems doubtful, but the German action efema to have re-awakened a Jighting l epirit in tiio Bolsheviki. Rumania has declared she will not make a separ- ,. ate peace except alone lines acceptable to her. 1 THE LANGUAGE QUESTION IN SASKATCHEWAN IMie majority of the delegates U the Saskatchewan School Trustees' convention made their position very cloar on the language question. Here are the five resolutions on that subject that were passed: "That no person shall be eligible to be elected as a trustee unless he is a British subject. "That no person shall be eligible to be elected as trustee unless he is able to read and write the English language. "That tliis convention urges the provincial government to take the necessary steps to ensure that every child in the province receives adequate and proper instruction in the English ian-guage. "That no language except English be U3ed as the language of instruotlou in any school in the province. ! "That no language except English j be taught during school hours in any school which conies tinder the provisions of the school act." That is a far more advanced posi- Fllgtit-Li'eut. Morris Rowat, Sudbury, has been killed in ^notion on - tho Italian front British Columbia government, announces a surplus in a financial Statement issued to the legislature. Fire in the Dreslln clothing store, Cohourg, caused by an overheated stove, did from 15 to 25 per cent, damage to the stock, , , Ernest Howe, twenty, was killed at Thurlow cheese factory while storing Ice. A large cake slipped, fracturing his skull. . - i C.\B. Frith, Greenwood, B.C, postmaster, died suddenly nt the Greon-wood club while playing billiards. He was a native of St. John, N.B. The B. 0, government will complete the P.G.B. line. Winnipeg's'population Is placed at over 262,000. It will require :f00 transport trips, with 1,00,0 men per trip, to bring Canada's contingents home. After 34 years sen-ice as chief of tho Cornwall fire brigade John Q. Hunter has retired. Potatoes shipped from TJxbrldge during( recent severe weather reached Toronto in a frozen condition, notwithstanding the stoves placed in the car. Fire at London destroyed the Knowles engraving plant, boss, $18,-000. The'barking of Mr. Knowles' dog saved his adjoining residenca. A bill to forbid tho use of the German language in schools, churches or anywhere else in Ontario has been introduced in the Ontario legislature. The coal situation at Kingston is not as black as it was. The Fuel controller discovered forty tons of hidden fuel and has hopes of unearthing more. Several additional cases of rabies reported at Peterboro' prompted thq authorities to adopt more drastic mea- _____ sures, and dogs will be killed on sight, j cent, over 1916. This is one-third of - I the total number of automobiles . in At The Capital (Editorial Correspondence ot tho . Winnipeg .Free. Press) like ,n strike by tho army; medical officers against, the aystom that gave tJtonvonW'.snbord Mints' status c in- in-!stlttttlp|iB" nested' ttft ttvo -fcafo of returned* .gAltUers.; Ttfio '.oaad '* for military control got .powerful back-... Uig,Xn�m,�.Major. UoneraL.. Mewburo, _J f}if* noW-:.jniniBtor psf. militia, and from ! : ^mrjMti^. MlAou, ttttelhew ad-'' -� AlihrfftlJIfBttnk&U. 1�tina�tll *.- (n^liial ,�_. ' ��' "Letter Hw V.�" . -i jtottol&ftefettr .IrtfeW'�/ fcvBdlda! of-' ; Ottawa, ^eb. 23. - The problem of j ficor. One. of the omergent Issues the returned soldier in its difficulty , whtoli tho government found it and complexity will subjoot tho j necessary vto> deal jjv-ith, �without t do-orgatTlzing ability told the Ilwuiaial lay, when it' got' down, to guHlneas resources of tho country to a sovore 1 after the new year was this'dispute test. Wo have bad as yet the merest1 between. the militia department, and instalment of tho question; and al- the military 'hospitals comuiilsston. ready the inadequacy of the arrange- ~ 1 '' monts to meet tho situation Is beginning to be apparont. There has been a conflict of authority at Ottawa for the past two years over the question ol who �would control the returned wounded soldier on his progress tojvards re-establishment as a civilian. ' The old Hughes regime in the militia department has left some %-ery ticklish legacies to the present government. The policy of the old Borden government Was to clip Sir Sam's wings by creating co-ordinate agencies to dispute, or even to supersede his authority. Thus they created the overseas onilltta department, meeting an immediate difficulty by creating a far more serious one. Another strolte of the same character was tho establishment of the military Dual inlithorlty it was', cleat- had to give way td unified control eithor from one source or the other. It was proposed, in 'somo quarters, that tho military hospitals commission should be .expanded into a department of demobilization with a cabinet minister, with portfolio, at its head. This department, according to the plan AUggoBted, should take complete: control of the soldier once ho turned his face homeward Ifroni Great Britain, It would supervlso the soldier Until the time of his discharge, giving hliiiiBUch medical treatment and vocational training as Ms base re-q ii I rod and making whatever provision might he necessary for his re-entrance to tho civilian life of the country. As the returned men would remain soldiers until the moment of their discharge tho necessary ^military con- ? ' , �; e> ?mS. c. shipyard1 tons Board. The shipyard ? strike'that was to go into ef- ? feet tomorrow nt 10 o'clock ? throughout British Columbia ? hast, thorefoi'o, been cancelled ? Indefinitely to' await proceed- ? lngs of the adjustment board ? appointed by Hon. T. W. Croth-ors, minister of labor. Automobiles in Saskatchewan total' h^P^'^^o^raisslon to^tako charge ( trol would be exerclaed^ by ^ offlcera 32,000-an increase of a hundred per' "' ""* J " �" ""' 1 J tlon than has been taken in Ontario! towing. A Cunard liner towed the crippled American steamer Clara, 3937 tons. 1200 miles under such unfavorable i conditions as to establish a record in where the language question has been a vftal issue in recent years and the alleged cause of most of Quebec's Prince Edward Island maintains its title of "spurt island." Its potato crot> was 6,700,000 bushels, a surplus of TOO MUCH IDLE TALK '- It seems to be a mania with certain people to attack the �soldiers overseas and give the impression that they are moral derelicts. They are not saints but they are not likely much different from what they were before they left Canada. Oapt Robert Pearson who has mingled with' them In the trenches at the rear and in the Samps in England, says that on the average .they are j no, worse ana no,. better than when they, left Omada; That is llke-;ly.,,true; -there- wiU be exceptions bat as a rule, the boys baven't changed mutch in Jheji^ penspnat conduct. - Some people arejtoo eager to;make a '^mountain William Jennings Bryan was refused a .hearing in tho big closing meeting of the Ontario Woltibftion" cbhvefit'ibn at, Mafiaey Hall In this city'tonight, which was crwod-od to tho doors with four thousand people. At a crowded oi'Snldw meeting in "tho .Metropolitan; Ohuijoh, -Mr. Bryan met wlth'abetter*reception, the opposing forces having apparently concentrated their efforts. lng which will follow the-war. Feeling over this issue was so acute three weeks ago that the resignation ot Sir Jamos Lougheed from the Dominion government, following tho victory for the military authorities which was then impending, was freely predicted.' There hns, however, been an adjustment, the details of which' have alroady been made publio. The new department, of which -Sir James is'the head, is bhnrged -with the task of looking after the soldier and supervising his return to normal conditions of life after his discharge from the army; with the allotment of pensions and the care of'-dependents; and with the re-education of wounded soldiers who' await, in military hospitals, tho moment when they shall regain their civilian status. Tho.new department,. if it is to accomplish its end, will have to cooperate, on one side of its activities, with the nillltfa department, and on tho other with tho colonization department of which James A. Cal-der is the head. This' co-ordination of effort may be looked for. Tho military authorities are In high good humor over the triumph of their views; and at the same tjme somewhat impressed by the responsibilities they have thus assumed. It is made any other choice inexpedient, .... . �� -------� e0,iid at will - in theorv - call upon If not impossible. They demanded highly probable that.they will faciU- 5y JUmBftS?^ the power to deal with, the returned , tate in every way the work of tho hours and putting in his slip tor run aaslg(jance_ ' In fact tbe mIliUa de. soldiers; and thoy have'got it. They nme- " " partment was from the outset un- have assumed a very great respon- ' " sympathetic to the proposition: and sibility; it they fail so much the finally there was something very ; worse for them in the great account- The Financial Post reports that political gossip ^embraces the rumor that tlon of the" patronage" evil, were made ', Sir Thoanas4?Whlte, the ndnl�Wr �J by Hon. J. A. Calder, minister of ill-1 finance, who is now in California en migration and colinization.'iat a mass meeting,in Toronto. joying a well-earned rest, will not return to his pdftfolto at Ottawa. ENLISTS IN THE BATTERY The danger of famine which confronts the world Is a very real one.- Sir Robert Borden. The natural resources for tbe provinces are not lost: they axe only deferred. THE LEGISLATURE'S PROCEEDINGS TThe legislature Is proceeding peaceably. The opposition Is not fractious The war, its winning and its problems are the ohief consideration of all the (members. The soldiers' representatives emphasize the saorlfiaes of our men and urge the need of immediate attention to their welfare-after tiie 'war. The discussion so far has been elevating due to the character of the speeches of the leaders, the soldiers' representatives and Mrs. McKlnney. There doesnU seem to be much difference of opinion. Premier Stewart,.however, did right'in urging that criticism should not be avoided. Criticism is helpful and necessary, as long as it is inspired by honest motives. The captious kind, intended mostly to .-mislead the people or occupy time, is wasteful. Mr. Hoadley the opposition leader, however, will not permit -any government to do anything that Is wrong or detrimental 10 the province, without making a protest/ but he has 'assured the premier that all legislation for the welfare of .the province And J.he( soldiers. ovor.-""seas," will 'have the assistance of the opposition. Probably at no session since the war commenced has the war and its prob-]enis;becn, given the consideration that it ig! receiving tliis year; Every! A Dominion-wide vacant lot and home  question brought up seems to concern garden cultivation campaign has been - the war. Premier Stewart's utterances {Inaugurated by the Canada Food so fa^f show that he is fully seized with j Board. Its organization has been ' placed in the hands of Fred Abraham A half million dollars' worth ot securities were stolen from an M.P. down in Ontario. We wonder if this chap was one of the advocates of an increase in the sessional indemnity. The Lethbridge Herald says Lethbridge hasn't a baron lord knight, and that Lethbridge doesn't want one. That Is a very clear example of sour grapes on the part of our southern neighbor.-Calgary Al-bertan. t Never worry: we're contented with "a real "'brigadier-general serving in -Franfee/.palgary is welcome to the knight; the brigadier-general is plenty good enough for us. (From Our Own Correspondent) Coaldale, Feb. 27.-W. J. Emde paid a business visit to Oalgary last week. Pte. G. E. Hazel, Of the 78th Battery, who recently enlisted from here, is home on ten day's leave, previous to starting overseas about March 20th. Frank Lloyd Lea, who has lived here for the past two years, recently enlisted with the 78th Battery, and will commence training in due time. On Friday evening a party of young people paid a surprise visit to the Peter's home in honor of1 the birthday of Miss Vina PeterB, who was made the recipient of a beautiful ebony toilet set. A pleasant evening was spent by the large number of present. A large proportion of our Coaldale population attended the Harry Lauder concert in Lethbridge on Monday evening. Owing to the large number of members of the O.E.S. who attended the Harry Lauder concert, t,he regular lodge meeting was held on Tuesday eweuing. Messrs. Schtaiek Bros, are yioving their household effects into the residence on the hardware store property. The sermon on Sunday afternoon was based on the text, "Let everyone of us please his neighbor 'for his good to edification." The remarks were of a most helpful and practical nature and were deserving ot a wide hearing There were also some echoes of the Social Service Congress at Calgary. The storm on Monday was a surprise to everyone. Many expressed an opinion that it was the worst they tllat ;had seen. It was a very hard day.on ; stock, sheep in particular, of which r | there are a large number in the district. The U. F. A. will bold a regular meeting on Saturday evening. A good attendance Is expected as this is meeting of Interest. Two carloads of cattle and two cars of settlers' effects were unloaded here today.  MASINASIN HAS A T (From Our Own Correspondent) Masinasin, Feb. 26.-Once more our of Montreal, who waB chairman of the locality Is being visited by the; windy vacant, lots committee in Montreal, j countenance of our old1 friend the where it is estimated produce exceed-' ch-tnook, But let them come, they are ing SSbo.OOO in value was'grown last j XeTtaoX.01*"*" dUrta* - ��W A week ago our school undej. the supervision of tbe."teacher gave a. peas 'very interesting, entertaining and in- oblige, will'be the advocate of the square | carrots, fettuce, onions and parsnips! j d^^^ the seriousness ,of the situation. Another thing, the premier U frank in his attitude.; He wants the opposition to know' apout'vdepartanental adminis-v*ratIon:'"he doesn't want to iiold anything back. Mr. Stewart is a new type j summer. Only the growth of vegetables j ;and we-believe, wiil ^continue to re- j high in food value wili.be encouraged, 'tam/ithe confidence of our people. He j such as potatoes, beans, beets, new department, in their hospitals in refitting the soldiers for their afterlife as civilian members of tho community. of acting but none showed up to better advantage than did Lottie Movold andf Frankie'. Sholte'in "The Milk ;Maid." The door receipts were turned lover to the Daughters of the Empire, with which to buy/yarn for knitting socks for the troops overseas. The sum of $19.75 was taken in. Some time ago a patriotic dance was given in the Milk River Valley school house netting the sum of $9 {or that cause. At the last meeting of the local branch of the U. F. A. all business being over with, it was thrown open to the' house and., a general discussion of topics of local interest ensued. The foundation was laid >for the organizing of a ladies auxiliary to the local branch as well as a young people's kslub. The young people met later at the home of Mrs. A. A. Harris and completed their,' organization. Many resolutions, that; .would tax the older orgainzation were brought up and acted upon. Officers were elected and a business committee of four appointed. Since their organization the young people have been making things merry with their social evenings at the home or some un expecting couple. The ladies met at the hame of the Misses Brown for organization. Mrs B. Brockhouse was elected president, Mrs. W. C. Shields vice-president, and Mrs. Harry Rowley secre-tary-treasuren At a dance given under the auspices of the local branch of the U. F. A. an excellent time.was had by all present: Messrs. Lodermlere and Varnfbrock furnished the muSic. At last the Jibrary from the, Extension -Department^ of the' University of Alberta arrived and the community nre getting down to a reading business. Mr. Mylrea has been appointed as post master of Masinasin to succeed Mr. Rowley. Mr. L. II. White has -returned from a visit with relatives in N.-Y, Mrs. T. w. Aigeart has returned from Minnesota. ' Communications under this heading must bear the signatures, �'pf the writers. "  ': f ; ' A CORRECTION � To the Editor, Lethbridge-Herald:- Sir,-In your.''Issue of Monday last I noticed a comment on my report before the district convention at Pernio dealing with the; � Hillcrest disaster This report Is somewhatf misleading, as the inference might bo 'drawn that It referred to the fllllcrest disaster as a whole, whereas nry report only dealt with 13 cases that were tried at Hill-crest on the 1st" of June 1915. Kindly publish this''correction, and Yours truly, Hi OSTLUND. You the Children, Too Little bodies can't throw off colds easily. Many cases , of deafness and chronic bronchitis had their beginning in attacks of grippe,, tbnsiljitis and earache of child- -hood days. ^- Dry-shod is the. great preventive of colds. Dry-shod during March and jAspril/' means 66 Make sure that the children's rubbers are free of cracks or worn spots. Rain or-slush will, seep through-and a leak may mean a severe cold, or worse. Take the children down and have them fitted with rubbers. There's a- style and shape for every shoe-^for men, women and childreri^, �>iii tfiese six brands of staunch,'-well-, fitting rubbers, carried by the leading vshoemen. .. */jM^es:Outjer"'t ' "Merchant?" tt Grjinby": tij \ . ''Mask Le�f7 "Dominion" Ask for tl\ese brands--they are tKe'bes, to buy ', Canadian Coes.oIIdatedJJubber.JC6.  ' Limited Executive^CtffijseV I*:**y . MQ 'it -+5 r>> ;