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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE ^OUR niE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD '^-^ FRIDAY, MARCH t, 1918 CD; t DAILY AND WEE.KLY i-M- Proprietors and Publlshar. (the UETHBRIDGE HErAlD PHINT-INQ company, LIMITED 123 6th Street South. Lcthbndgo W. A. Buchanan President and Jlanneing Diroctnr iohn Torrance - - Buslntss IiliiiiaBor doil i.'or everybody, the opposition lUHOllffSt tllMll. Tlie spoechos of the now woiiiep niembora or Uio loslaUluro Rhow that (Jio iHOlen (vro capable of prcaenttnB their views on public, (lutvitijua lo tho Icglslfiturp; ,Thtv>- win not bo sUont ripinl)'.>rs. Their nou jK>Bi;ions as log-'islRtors Wiit iiot overwhelm t]iorii. J'hpy are as caiiabio of loi�k!nK B'tcr i2u>iii3t?lves and the piwplo thoy represent AS any man fu the leslslalurc Quelness Editorial TELEPHONES Office .....'..... Office .......... ; THE LANGUAGE QUESTION IN SASKATCHEWAN llJio ninjorlty of tlie delefc.itpt \t the Sasltatchewan School Trustees' convention made their position very clear on the lanRiiaKO (luestlon. TIere are tho five resolutions on that subject that wore passed; ---- "Tliat no person shall be eligible delivered, per year .....$5.00, to be elected as a trustee unless ho la by mnll, per year ......5-tOO j a pritlsh subject. .....J1.50 I -That no persson shall be oHglblo -^PICKED CrP IN^ PJLSSIjNG the busy man Subscription Rate^: delivered, per week ----1 Dally, Dally, Dally, Weekly, by mall, per year .10 FIlBht-I.Iont. Morris Kowat, Sudbury, has been killed in ^action on tlio Italian front nritlsh Goltrnvbia Boveromeret announces a surplus in u tinanot.tl stato-niont Issued to tho legislature. Pire in the Dreslln clnthlnR store, Cob^ourg, caused by an overheated stove, did from 15 to 25 per cent, dam-ago to tho stock. Ernest Ifowe. twenty, w.is killed at Thurlow choose factory while storing ice. a' large cake slipped, fracturiug his skull. C. R fYllh, Groonwootu8 In In-stit.tittphB tievmod' td'. il\o cnro ot reciirned .{inltUBrs.; .'fjio caso for military control got powerful backing friwn. Majov Uonoral. Mowburii, I f|i(v now luinlstor Kit nilllUn, unil from .^fivjor Gbntinil 'jVjahltOn, the. now ad-' JutJini-genoj-ivli Ivlmaelf n inbdldAl of-' � � ' . ? . b, c. shipyard '> , .' V. - - : strike'blitAYE0, Ottawa,^ob. 23. - Tho problem of; fleer. Ono of tho emergent issues the returned Holdler in it.s dlfflcdlty i whioli llio govoniinent found it and complctlty will subject tho , noccs.wry to- deal >vlth, without i do- orgat'Ozlng ability and tho :tlnfln'ciosi-tlon than has been taken In Ontario where tho lunguitge question has been a vital issue in recent years and the olleged cause ot most ot Quebec's prlevances. In Ontario durlnc the first t\\\) years of school Ijfe the language of coinraunicadon for Fron(5U children is French. Tho Saskatche%\-an Phoenix, pub- ______ ....._ _ llshed where the convention vffiS held,' Ills old quartera at .Mtnnedosa, Manitoba. , Tho coal situation at '^�Clngston is not i as black as it was. The l^uel t'.ontroller discovered toi-t>- tons ot hidden fuel and has hope.s ot unoartlilng more. Several additional cises of rabies reported at Peterboro' prompted the autliorlties to adopt moro drastic measures, and dogs will be killed on sight. A Cunard liner towed the crippled Amorican steamer Clara, .IDST tons. 1200 milo.'i under such unfavorable conditions as to establish a record iu towing. Potn^a shipped from Uxbridge duringi recent severe weather reached Toronto In a frozen condition, notwithstanding tho stoves placed in tho car. Firo at London destroyed the Knowles engr.wlng plant. 1/oss, $1>S,-000. ThebarkluK of Mr. ICnowlos' dog saved his adjoining residence A bill to forbid the use of tho German language in scliools, churclios or anywhere else in Ontario has been introduced In the Ontario legislature. lay, when It got'down to buHlnoas alter the new your wa.i this'di.ipute botwoon the mUUla dopartmont a'td tlie military iioapitnis comn,-i wa.s 6.700.000 bushels, a sun>lus of 3,000,000, only halt of which is exported. H. G. Cuttle, inspector ot Dominion lands offices, who has been in Maoso .law ft)r five months, has removed ui years over tho quoatlou rtl who would control tho returned wounded soldier on his progrosa tovyards ro-ostabllshment as a civilian. ' Tho old Hughes regime In tho mllltln de-; iug to Uio plan fluggootod, should take partmont has left somo very ticklish comploto control of the soldier onco legacies to Uio present government, ho turned Jils fnco homeward Itrom Tho policy of the old Hordou gov-;'Great Britain, It would supoi-vlso tho ernment was to clip Sir Sam's wings .soldier nnlll tho tltno of IiIh dlachargo, by creating co-ordlnato ageuciea to giving him,such medical treatmont and dispute, or even to supersede his vocational trainluK us his ci.i80 ro-nuthorlty. Thus tliey created tho quired and making whiitovor provision overseas -nillitla department, meet- might ho necessary tor his rc-cntfance ing an Immodinto difficulty by croat- to tho clvillnu lite ot tho country. As ing a tar more serious one. .\noUior tho returned men would romaln sol stroib ot tho same character wa.s diers until tho moment nf their dis tho establishmont of tho military chargo the necessary jullltary con hospitals commission to take charge Irol would bo exorcised by ottlccra wounded soldiers., cither placed at the disposal ot tho imp Ti.io ic nno-thtrd of I Tlils camio into being when It bo- civilian dopartmont by tho mllltla cent, over 1910. This is one imru I evident from -a number of ex- department or in tho last analysis, had ? VlctorUi. 11. 0., Fob. 28.-By a voto ot thlrty-olght to tlvonty- has, Ihoretoro, boon cancelled : Indefinitely to await procOod-: liiga of tho adjustment board ... , , , , of Uio returned number ot automobiles , in | Markham sale of .lersoys ulated by reports that as high as $20 j ^^.^-^^^^^ created "the military creation ot a duplicato.military organ! per can was received tor cream snip-^ . . . ._. _ .... ..i . - ...... t� Toronto utst I'^^^P'"^'^ pod from JIarkham December. memory of "In Flander's a memorial: commission and Sir Sam zatloii. There would also bo a pos returned from a trip abroad lo find slbilit.y ot two classes ot hospitals part of his kingdom taken aWay - ono for soldiora on tho road to from, his sovereignty. From tho out- active sorvlco ' in charge ot tho !sot there was friction botwoon those niUltia dcpartniont, the other'for re-soldiers on their journey to Toronto, Fob. 28.-Howled down by ? j returned soldiers, who shouted "What about the Lusltania?" "Dirty Gorman." sang "Uulo Britannia," and' whistled hooted and rang bolls,- William Jennings Brynn was refused n hearing In tho big closing lueollng of tho Ontario Prohibition convohtl'on at Massoy Hnll In this city tonight, which was crwod-od (o the doors with four thousand people. At a crowded ororflow mooting In tho RIetropolltiin Church, -Mr. Bryan met with a bettor recepttou. tho opposing forces having apparently concentrated tUolr efforts. Fields," by erecting too MUCH IDLE TALK It 8eom� to bo a mania with certain people to attack the ^Idiers 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. Capt Robert Pearson who has mingled with' them In the trenches at the re.ar and in the camps in England, says that on the average they are no worae anil no better than when they left Canada. That Is likely true; there will be exceptions bat as a rule the boys haven't changed much In ^loir personal conduct^ Some people are too eager to make a "mountain out of a jnolehiH.", A fe}\- soldiers drunk with the%i means thousands a prey to liquor. We have thousands of retnmed soldiers In Canada? Are they not weU behaved as any class? Thay are eagei! to' get back into civil life, to do an honest day's work and enjoy life again. The war, as far as we have been able to judge, hasn't destroyed tlieir morals; most of tliem are as well ^conducted as before they lelft for overseas. If the-e-vils surrounding' the soldiers overseas were M bad'M certain lieople attempt to lead ua to believe, they would have hown their affect on our returned m�n long ere this. agrees that English should bo tho medium t>f instruction In tlio schools but It contends that the real problem does not lie tliere. but rather in how best the process of assimilation ot llio common language can be aided among the people ot diverse tongues and races who have their home in the west. The Phoenix is against polygiotism in languages and yet it stands very strongly for a sympathetic treatment of the foreign language question during the critical process of assimilation of race and consolidation of the country gen-ewlly. it is well to heed the Phoenix's call for sjTnpathetic treatment. We want Canada to be an Engl!.-h speaking I Snow blockades on the Markham Bhickwater lino of the Midland-Grand Trunk arc the worst ever since tho Torontn-N'lpisslng was first opened in IS70, well nigh fifty years ago. Locust mil auction sale yielded a farmer $190 for a three-year-old binder that cost $140 new; another Implement sold for just double the price of the same Implement thirty years ago. Rev. Emeat S. Bayne, Presbyterian minister, died at Antlgonish, N. S. Mr. Bayne was a son ot the late Rev. Dr. Bayne of Pictou and a brother-in-law of Rev. Dr. .lohn Nell, moder.ator of the Presbj-terian general assembly. "Dollar day" sales, with the use of coupons, advertised in the Woodstock Sentlnol-Hovlew, has resulted in a charge against the publisher laid by the chief of police. Suggestion is made at Guelpb that Canadian Clubs should honor Uio, . ,, �f ot Lieut-Col. McCrea, nuUior!"^" auUioritios, whore complete co- turned ...... " ' opratlon -was essenitlal, and in re- civil life. cent months this deepeiwl Into a j Tho alternative military'proposition real fued compolllng tho action , had the merit of greater simplicity. It �which h'oa now been taken. | was simply that tho soldier should The iijea underlying tho military romaln under tho exclusive ccmtrol ot hospitals commission was Uiat tho the military authorioles from the day wounded soldier from the moment ''o cnli.sted until tho hour ot his dls-tliat he turned his face homeward charge. Th(5 soldier would know but should como under civilian super- one Authority during his pilgrimage Field and garden crops and dairy ! vision. Thero Is much to ho saidtraining In Canada and Great Brit-products of,Uie past year brought Sas-; for the theory; but In practice dlffl- aln, action in tho field; land. It wounVl-katchewan over $350,000,000, and ln-|cultles that oould not be overcome od, his return to civil lite by succes-creased valne of. live stogk lirought i wore encountered. These men were sivo hospital stagos in Kngland and tho total over $400,000,000 for tlie still soldiers: and they could not in Canada. They bxprossed a wllling-ye.ir, come under complete civilian con- ness to afford ample facilities in tho _ trol. The closo co-operation of tho tary commandants to maintain di.s- This is Uie view which prevailed clpllne in the various institutions with tho government, and lalso to "second" members of the Army Medical auperv'islon Emphatic declarations that tho gov-country but we should adopt the most j ernuient has everj- Intention of fulfill- se^ible. methods- .to obtain that pur-1 '^^i^tf^.l'^on '^llh ten^^ra^ Tho Financial Post reports that poll-P08e..i Canada ^st not be a Polyglot, P�|f^,^!; ser""ce reform and Ui'^aboli- Ucal gossip embnices the nimor U,a nation; our BCboole must carry out the' ------------ "'hun fho minister or vice-president. Jes^e Komp ot Ross-land was the choice' tor secretary. An employee of the CoUingivood Shipbuilding Co. named Daniel Hogan, Service tor medical auperv'islon and control. In essence tho military hospitals coni-civllian body which As a inaltor ot tact, whatovor tho merits ot the contrasted schemes, them W.is no real alternative for the government, Tho militia � department's influence made any other choice Inexpedient, ing wlilch win follow the war. l''oollnp over this I.isno was so acute thrco weeks ago that the resignation of Sir James Loughced from the Dominion govornment, following the victory for tho military authorities which was then impending, was freely predicted. Thoro has, however, been an adjustment, Uio details of which havo already been made public. Tho new dopartnicnt, of which Sir James Is tho head, la charged -with tho task ot looking after the Holdier and supervising his return to normal conditions of lite .adter his dischargo from tho 'army; with the allotment oC ponsions and the cnro of dependents; and with tho re-education of wounded soldiers who' await. In military hospitals, tho moment whon tliey shall regain their civilian status. Tho. new dopartment,. If It la to ac-, conipllsh Its end, will have to co-opor.-ito, on ono aide of Its dctlvltlos. with tho nillltiiii. deparlinent, an.l on thn othor with tho colonization dopartmont of which Jamos A. Cal-dor is tho head. This ' co-ordination of effort may bo looked for. The military anthor4*les are In high good humor over tho triumph of their views; and at tho same time some-what Improased by tho respouslbili-tics they liiwo Uius assumed. It hi .r=tSi^�thecompt,ny:.j;s^^^ fnot in^o^imk. Tlt^y-'-Ii^d hli^fy-probable tlrat Uiey will fa-jlll- by iumping the fence^durmg^workin^^ calMi.^^^n ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ with, the rctun.ed , tate ^^^J^ ttdrTos'ptols In great rospon- refitting the soldiers for their aftor-so much Uio Uto as civilian mombors of the coin-in tho groat account- niunlty. K,r."n7,!;s;r.,^;,'.^.�lr...Ti;;^^� lime. returned assistiauce. In fact the mllTtia de- soldiers; and they havo'got it. They partmont was from the outset un- havo assumed a vory svnipathetic to the prqpoRlUon: .and aibilily; It t.ioy fail finally thero was someUiing very ; worse tor them THE LEGISLATURE's PRO'CEEDINGS '7be leglalature Is proceeding peaceably. The opposition Is not fractloua. The war, its winning and Its problems are the chief consideration of n the members. The soldiers' repre-fientatlvag emphasize >tdie saorlfloes is. cfur men and urge the need of Immediate attention to their 'weltare after &e war. The discussion so far has been elevating due to the character of the speeches of the leaders, the soldiers' representatives and Mrs. McKinney. There doesnM seem to be nuch difference ve beUeya, will ^cpuUnue to retain itl^e coniHdonce ot our people. Ho will be the advocate of the square prliidlpla' of the, resolutions passed at Saskatoon,-but we should nd't use an axe or a bludgeon on people of.oUier langtrages; we should as the Phoenix urges; deal with them kindly and sympathetically. By kindness and sjnn-pathy wo wUl be able to heal the sores and 'bring aliout a desirable assimila-Uon that will not leave heart-burning.? behind. Bevetjilns^ to .the .situation in Ontario >e read that Prof. Wrong of Toronto University,' made this statement: '"We are teaching moro'people In Ontario the French . langiuige today than- we over taught before. It is almost compulsory in the University and prac;(ically compulsory in the secondary schools, and-just so soon as we educate the educational authorities up to it the French language will become compulsory in the elementary schools also." So it is clear that the French language is not being as badly treated as some of our Quebec agitators desire to make their kinsmen believe. AH that Is demanded Is that every Canadian should be educated to speak the English language. We don't want Canada to be an Austria-Hungary. o/thTl^^ba^ ;Vnr w^e ;;;;de ; Sf^-Th^imas; White, minister oi by Hon, J. A. Calder, minister of ifti- \ tinance, who is now in California en- mlgraUon and collnization, 'at a mass meeting in "Toronto. joving a well-earned rest, will not return to his portfolio at Ottawa. AL&ALE YOUNG ENLISTS INMBmERY The danger of famine which confronts the world Is a very real one.- Sir Robert Borden. , The natural resources for the provinces ^re not lost: they are only deferred. A half million dollars' worth of securities were stolen from an M.P. down in Ontario, We wonder it Uvis chap was one ot the advocates ot an increase In the sessional Indemhity, The Lethbridge Herald says that Lethbrldge hasn't a baron lord knight, and that Lethbrldge doesn't want one. That is a very clear ox-ample of aour grapes on the part of our southern neighbor.-Calgary Al-bertan. , Never worry; we're contented wllJi a real brigadier-general serving In France,' Calgary Is welcome to tho knight; the brigadier-general Is plenty good enough for us. (From Our Own Correspondent) Coaldale. Feb. 27.-\V. J. Ehnda paid a business visit to Oalgary last week. Pte. G. E. Hazel, ot Uie 7Sth 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 tor 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 of'the birthday ot Miss Vina Peters, who was made the recipient ot a beautiful ebony toilet set, A pleasant evening wits spent by the largo number ot present. A large proportion of our Coaldale population attended the Harry Lauder concert In Lethbridge on Monday evening. Owing to the large number ot mem hers of tho O.E.S, who attended the Harry Lauder concert, ^he regular lodge meeting waa held on Tuesday o^^eulng, Messrs, Schlmek Bros, are jiiovlng their household effects into the resl denco on the hardware store property The sermon on Sunday �ifte,rnoon was based on the text, "Let everyone of us please his neighbor for his good to edification." The remarks ^yere 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 Calgiary The storm on Monday was a surprise to everyone. Many expressed an opinion that It was the worst they had seen. It was a very hard day, on , stock, sheep In particular, oi which �'" i thero are a largo number In tho dls-�irlct. The U. F. A. will hold a regular meeting on Saturday evening. A good attendance Ik expected as this is a meeting ot interest. Two carloads of cattle and two ctirs of settlers' effects were unlo.ided here today.   ot acting but none shelved up to better advantage than did Lottie Movold and Frankle' Sholto'in "Tlte Milk Maid." The door receipts were turned over to the Daughters ot the Empire, with which to buy. yarn for knlt-tiug 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 lor that cause. At the last meeting ot the local branch ot 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. Tho foundation was laid tor the organizing ot a ladles auxiliary to the local branch as well aa a young people's club. The young people met later at the home ot Mrs. A. A. Harris and completed their organization. Many resolutions, that would tax the older orgainzation were b'rought up 'and acted upon. Officers were elected and a business committee of four appointed. Since their organization tho young people have been making things merry with their social evenings at the home Of some unexipectlng couple.-, The ladies met at the hame of the Misses Brown for organization. Mrs. I. B. Brockhouse was elected president, Mrs. W. C. Shields vice-president, and Mrs. Harry Rowley secretary-treasurer. At a dance given under the auspices ot the local branch ot the U. F. A, an excellent time was had by all present: Messrs, Lodornilere and Varnlbrock furnished the mu�Ic. . At last the .library from tho Extension-Department of the University ot Alberta arrived and the community aro getting down to a reading busl ness. .Air. Mylrea has been appointed as post master ot Maalnasln to succeed Mr. Rowley. ' Mr. L. ir. White has returned from a visit with relatives In 'N.-Y. Mrs, T. W. Algeart has returned from .Minnesota. '� MASINASINHASA NEW POSTMASTER A Domlnion-wldo vacant lot iind home i garden cultivation campaign has been Inaugurated by the Canada Food Board. Its organization has been placed in the hands of Fred Abraham of -Moniroal, who was chairman ot tho ' looiiilly Is being visited by the windy vacant lots comniltteo in Montreal, ! countenance ot our old triond the where It is estimated produce exceed ir'roiii Our Own Corrosnondent) Masinasln, Feb. 26.-Once moro our ing Sf'bo.OOO in val'uo was grown last summer. Only Uie growth of vegetables high in food value Will be encouraged, such as potatoes, beans, beot.i, peas, carrots, lettiuce, onions and parsnips. Chinook. But let thoin come, they are jwolcomo 'oiipocially during tho cold ! winter months. A week ago our school under, the supervlaion of the teacher gave a veiy interesting, entertaining and in Btructlvo program. AH tho children deserve much credit tor Uielr quality People's Forum CommunlcaUona under this beading must bear the slgnaturefl - ot the writers. A correction > To tho Editor, Lethbridge Herald:- Slr,~In your'ilssue ot Monday last I noUced a comment on riiy report before Uio dl.';trlct convention at Fernlo dealing wlUi tlie Hincrest dbaster. This report is spmowfeit'misleading, as tho Infevrmoe might bo'dravrn that it roforred to Uie JlHlcrest dlsiwtor aa a whole, whereas my report only dealt witli i;j ca.ses that were tried at HIU-crDHt on Uift l8t oljune 1915. Kindly publish thls'correoMon, and oblige, Youra truly. Children, Little bpdies can't throw off colds easily. .Many cases of deafness and chronic bronchitis had their beginning in attacks of grippe,, tonsillitis and earache of childhood days. N * Dry-shod is the.great preventi-ve of colds. Dry-shod during March and April/'means "Wear Rubbers" 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 slioe-^for men, Women ahd children^, ^iri these six brands of'st�tuncb,'-w^ll-fitting rubbers, carried by the leading �.shoemen. .. ^ 'MXrii IEA1�' RUUBER. 'Jacques: Carlioj-" "Granby" "Dominion" ' "Merchants" . '^Maple Le�f'! Askforth^esebrands-4heyareihebes,tohuy ': Canadian Consolidated