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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta PAQK FOUH THE LETHRRIDGB DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, MArtCU 2, Ictbbriboe Tbevalb c, lUbeita DAILY AND WEEKLY. SUBSCRIrTiOri SATES: Dally, delivered, por year Dully, by mall, nor year 3.00 Weekly, to mail, oer yoar..... 1.00 TELEPHONES: Business Office 1 Editorial Offlce 122-1 W. A. Buchanan John Torranca Maaaging Director Business Manager THE WAR SITUATION TODAY Will minor gnins by the Allies In the distrrct oE CliampaEne where, like their predecessors at old, the Huns arc held at Ibay, the features in the present situation are tho EO- far successful stride ol tie Anglo- French fleet In tie Dardanelles, and the seizins ot the Dacia :by a French cruiser. The history of tho Dacia is vrell- kuoira. Tie initial attitude of the .British government 10 her sailing baa teen fully expressed as a notice to the United States Uint, even if the -Ship Purchase bill becomes that government would not be permitted lo touy and operate any oC tho inter- German ships. To the request of the United States that tho British government permit tho Dacia to sail without seizing her tbe discussion of underly- ing His Majesty's minis- RESCUED GERMAN SAILORS FROM. THE BLUCHER UNDER GUARD IN EDINBURGH ters declined to mafce any such pro- mise. The abject of tie sailing the Dacin may have been to test the in- tention of the British government, 'and, as has been surmised, a uta attempt fcy persons interested to create a controversy between the two governments. The arrival in Edinburgh ol the rescued men oi the German cruiser Elucher, which was sunk by Admiral Deatty's squadron. They were picked up by the Arcthusa and tavcn to Edinburgh caslle, irhere they were fitted out with warm clothing. They are seen here marching to tbe detention camp, where they will be confined till the end of the pulse of the people. Now is a chance for every one to talk. BLOCKADE VS. BLOCKADE Germany's declaration that tin ceas adjacent to Great Britain Trtl be treated as a war aone, and, thereby inaugurating a submarine 'blockade has been replied to by the British government in a virtual iblbcfeade o the enemy's ports established In other words all Judicial distinc- tions In the interpretation ot Interna tional laiw as constitutes rion contraband, contraband or condition -vge by tie hoard, ant henceforth, all snipmenta going to or coming from the enemy's ports wil! without discrimination bo seized. This may on the surface appear a conventions, but the justification is test given in the words of Sir Edward Grey, 'It 'is impossible for one belli- gerent io depart from the rules and precedents and Icr the other to re- main bound by them." With. this ex- planation the most rigid sticklers to the orthodox rules of warf are among the neutrala can find no of pro- test, even though the gamo of retal- iation must seriously affect 'But apart from this, though the toc- laratiun ol a bleckade, conflicts with Tiewa ot International conventions, a. belligerent capable. of -effectively maintaining a lblocka.de is held justified In transferring the pow- er allowed to visit and search neutral ship? to that of capturing sumed to have been ordered by. the enemy. Between the British and the Ger- man Wock'ade, there Is this difference Britain, through its sea power, and the position which during, the course of the she has secured by that power. Is able to maintain an effect-' Ive blockade., Morever, she has made the proviso -that she-has no intention either of" 'risking the lives of neutral or .of confiscating ships or cargoes, unless they are to confiscation -under normal conditions war. Naturally with this is im- plied that, ehe his the power to ex- erclsc. her discretiQn, Gerniany, on -the other band, has no means ot maintaining an effective blockade. '..iBhe.tip, ip other, words, inititnted a blockide which .can only (be carried out by' the methods of the gentlemen who. sail under tie colors ot the fikull and cross-bones, neutral crews 'being subject to the risk of losing their lives and.1 neutral shljis to, that of being1 ,to the .tfpttoih'.of -'the ,by her action of acoffing at, and breaking with h'sr fist'- code .and has put herself outside There was a note .of optimism In Premier Asquith's speech in the House yesterday that cannot be den- ed. The Allies are ]ust beginning feel and ".exert their power whllo Germany ia beginning to leam that her war machine lacks gome essen- tial parts. POINT OF VIEW Three more oil-wells for the Sweet Grass district An oil well in these tfmes of money stringency means faith .'hacked up by hard cash. Some of tiesQ days Alberta will surprise the world with a real commercial well when the money stringency will go up in smoke, The Herald's Ottawa Letter The Government "War Tax" Measures Expos- Tariff Made by the Manufacturer for the A. Buchanan En- quires into Coal Lnports from TJ. toba uses Mitch Foreign could Overcome this Serious Condition. Ottawa, Feb. Conservative iug specia. tans, hut to raise "war" governments "war budget is gradual-j taxes to meet general expenditures i PICKED UP IN ASSING FOR THE BUSY MAN The reduction of assessment Is irelcome. "We are getting down to hard pan with our expenditures and we may follow suit with the esKnent. People are learning that a high assessment and a low tax rate doesn't always mean a mall tax 9. Other cities are learning besides Lethbridge. Lethbridge, Is leading in the struggle for more sane administration of affairs in Western Canada cities. P. J. Burns, mayor of Bathurst, B., is dead. Madame David, wife of Senate David, Montreal, ia dead. Sir Eileu, the artist and land owner, is dead in England. C. O. BorrowmaD, a 'well-knoft'ii citi in of St. Catherines, Ont., is deac Chas. King, a prominent resident o nnd largely by increasing the pro-: Whit by, Ont., is dead. tective tariG is a, .sham, pure and simple. The Taber coal mines have not en- joyed a prosperous winter. The marT ket has 1 an average QJ L. J. C- Bull has been elected reevi of Bramplon in a bye-election. airs. Ross, widow of the late Jnme: HOES, the mfilloiiaire contractor, diec at -Montreal. Lincoln county, Ont., is sending Be Good To Yourself by keeping in good trim and you wiU be friend to yourself and a pleas- ure to others. Moat sicknesses begin in lie ordinary and minor ailaienta of the digestive organs, and for these ailmenta ical best She has hroiifiht retaliatory measures on her own head, j e'hfl ahe hae eowu BO must Britain has put off the kid gloves Canadians are AcgiDnlng to team that the govcranieLfB war tuee will .never see the war cheat. .They are. a means to coyer, up falling The police commissioners hare tabled the proposal lo reduce the force until they have felt the have become the issst popular remedy, because they are so safe, so certain, and prompt in their beneficial action. They tone the stomach, stim- ulate tlie liver, regulate the bowels.' By cleansing the system and purifying tha blood they prove that they Are Worth A Guinea a Box nlo. wilk .HIT fcm. b hna, 25 STOP CATARRH! OPEN NOSTRILS AND HEAD San Cream Applied in Noebilg Head-Colds at Once. ly losing its pretensions as a war measure. TLe public grasped quickly the point that the stamp taxes and tariff increases were not; imposed to raise a revenue lor war purposes. The taxes are to meet a falling.' revenue. We will look alter the war expenses 'later. The Liberals in the budget de- bate make, it clear they will, unani- mously support all erpenditurcs for war purposes, hut they make it just-has been getting a large chunk of the as clear that they will expose the j Central Saskatchewan trade, government's attempt to disguise j formerly went to Southern .Alberta. judge Forbes, a New Brunswick their desires to increase the protec- i That is one reason. On -the other, hand cut iron, them and f a day a.Creeks wotlcj pev coal is reached power on this cry, is cutting to the of the rlaVes and n the advantage the Mother Country j west. Mr. Buckanan is now had possessed in Canada, due to tie information u to the amount preferential tariff which the coal imported from the United party brought into eiisteace'in th'ough Port Arthur, Fort The preference to Great Britain William and other head ol the lake slashed at the very moment when ports. There is something wrong Britain is providing with generous i somewhere. Western Canada should be loans. What gratefulness from.aia. ul- tra-loyal government. If your nostrils are clogged and your head Is-stuffed and you can't breathe because of a cold or catarrh, Just set a small bottla ot Ely's Craam Balm at any drug ilore. Apply a little ot tfals fragrant, antl- Bdptic cream -Into your nostrils and Jet- it penetrate through every air puRtge: of your head, soothing and Kealing the Inflamed, swollen mucous menlbriane and you get instant relief. how; good it feels. Your nos- trils'are open, your head Is clear, no more hawking, snuffing, blowing; -no more headache, drynesa or struggling 'or "Ofeajn Balm is Just what sufferers from head colds and citAirh need. It's a delight. Sold by J. D. Co., Limited, using Western Canada coal entirely, and it should be the concern ot our railiouds to help in >riigine about Money must be raised tor war happy coiditlon. They can aid penditure. We are all arraxl. very largely. raise it for that purpose by impos- H. E. w. People's Forum BLAMES SINGLE TAX Editor, Herald: I ate by yonr paper that tha LMayor IE going to discharge part of the Fire brigade. Why not dUcharge the whole department? The house and factory. In fact, all build- Ing oxnera, IB euen, under tingle tax, do not contribute a cent for'lne main- tenance of e.iicl departmont. The same rule ought to be followed with the po- lice and scavenging departments, u to my understanding everyone ought to pay for joining ha geti a beuellt I from, or taks his share. Why did Lelhbrldgt come under Blaglc tax? Valuei went down over ia per cent When in It golnj to endT C. RAKOW, A taxpayer. A substantial prize has been ottered in France lor the aeroplane that can fly the fastest also the slowest. Willis and Dell enlsrtstnsrs I AT 9TARLAND TONIOHT force the Prlnceae Patricias. A Cranbitick farmer claims that with the present price of chicken feed, it coats 35 cents to produce dozen of eggs, George Hoarfiey, MjLtA., remount commissioner, gays that the govern- ment will accept horses weighing up to 16501bs.r Instead-of 1450. TOiHfam H. .JIoLeod, manager o; the Canadian lumber yards, Moose attended divine eervice, went home, took lunch as usual, then in the afternoon died while walking _ Insurance companies who are fJglit log the Ontario Insurance tax In tbe courts were but by the Provincial treasurer, in the same, class as the loldier wht> turns his b'ack and runs. J. W. Johnson, M.P.P., .West Hast- ings, says that as result of the .ac- tion rjulplt Jn the last Ontario elections, Sir Mackenzie Bawell, aim- self and other leading cltzens of Belle- ville have .not entered a> church since. Piles Quickly Cured at Home Pyramid Pile Rcincdr clTfif quick in- HchlQff, or prolrudlns rilM, hnncrrholila and ill recul tnublei, u the privacy of your own home. Pyra- mid Pile Remedy U for Kile >t dnn- (ids, s, Wsalrai. A tingle tai often cures. A .trial limlmant wfli be malted frn II you maU coapon below. FREK SAMPLE COUPON PYRAMID BBTJO COMPANY. iOTjlimlt Bids'.. Mirihall, Mich. Kindly fond mo a Free umrtlo of filial K. in Plain itracpir. StrMt CUT............V.V 'MADE IN CANADA" Ford Touring Car Price Prlcei of other Ford cars are: Two-paBicnger Coupelet Fivc-paaacngcr Touring- Car Flve-pacsenger Sedan All cars fuliy equip- ped, Including electric headlights. Prices F. O. B. Ford, Ont. Buyers of all Ford cnrc will share in our prof it i If we sell cars between Augutt 1, 1914 and August 1, 1915. All Ford care are on exhibition at THE F01ID GARAGE Vh'tnc 1232 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 633. L THE ALBERTA LEGISLATURE A Glimpse at the Provincial From the Press Gallery (Special Correspondence) Edmonton, Alia., Feb. the farmers of Southern Alberla are being told by FedcmJ candidates tlmt tha Borden govern- ment "kegt them from the Alberta legislature is in session, and chiefest mno-ng the Importimt items of business is the passing of an act de- manded by the Otta'wa government giving the Federal authorities power to enforce a lien on the lands o[ the farmers, the mortgage to take priority over "all other encumbrances. It is- true that the act will only affect seed grain and feed for horses during: the spring work, but it Is not the fault of the Ottawa government that the act does not also, include power to give the lien for relief supplies precedence .over other creditors. Premier Sitton refused to place the farmers in aay such position, and Is passing the pre- sent act because it is apparently the only terms the Federal government wojuld supply seed The upsbcL of the Ottawa policy Is that the farmers of Southern Alberta who .accepted relief aud who need seed grain .is that their credit else- where is .absolutely destroyed. The Bordeir government will have a prior lien on their land, despite the fact that loan companies loaned money on tha security of a first and not only does the Dorden government take the first mortgage for the seed grain, but it a'lao lakes on a further lieu fcr relief distributed this past ivblch Conservative candidates are Impudently attempting to capitalize for political benefit by coolly telling, the farmers that they would have starved had it not been for the Borden government. The farmers ot the south who find themselves Jri this ,uneprtunate pre- dicament are now being informed that Jicy' are paupers, saved from starva- tion by the beneficlence ot Premier Jorderi, and-'.an expression ot grati- tude is expected in the form of. a Con- aepvaClvo Vote. The farmers are not nor- have they been given charity. For every, dollars' worth of relief advanced, and seed -rain to be I llstributed, they will repay dollar for dollar. The OtU'ivji government is' taking'no, chances, and the farmer Is not receiving-favors-beyond a short .erm of credit. He will pay! the gov- ernment for every pound-of food sup- plies received and seed grain advanc- ed and consequently Is under 'no obli- gation. to .sacrifice principle nor d'e- e citizenship. There lias been no sacrifice of self-respect on the part of the farmer. He Is to pay for all ic got, or is. to receive, and the farm- ers of southern Alberta willnot live up to their splendid prestlse for Jntel- igent citizenship if they do not accord .he debasing appeals of the Coneerva- .ive candidates anil the con- empt they, deserve. .lust what legislation of importance will be forthcoming beyond .this BCB- ion beyoud the-seed grain act, has ict been revealed. The government piit through such a big grist of Jm- lortant legislation at the previous ses- sion, there is lltttle In eight for the present sitting. T.'iero was some talk of a Email debtors' act giving magis- trates power to hear cases up to a limited amount, but there ]H some doubt whether It will be brought this year, ott'ius to the preralUng' tend- ency to restrain the activities of the courls during the war. Alberta, did. not declare n. moratorium, but nn ef- fort hns been made to see to it that no person is oppressed by liti- gation, and It Is understood that Pre- mier Sitton is inclined to this policy until the war is over, and con-! dltions have had opportunity, to read-' just themselves to altered circum- stances. The act, however, la sure to come, IE not at the present Besiicm, at the first one after the war. Perhaps no more interesting deputa- tion ever'invaded thelefflslative cham- bers than that which filled the bly room to overflowing Friday after- noon. It iras' .1 daputgtJon of gracft and beauty, with a seneroua ing of homely solidity. The ladies made their annual bid tor equal fran- chise rights -vpith.the male animal, and were honored with tho of the premier and five'of his colleaKues. The manner in which the ladlea presented their case was one of the strongest summits for tbe practice. No deputa- tion of men ever did better. Premier Sil'ton, in reply, was sympathetic and Elated that legislation dealing with the franchise would ue deajt with at the next' session, and meantime he urged the ladies to-conoentrmta their energies in the constituencies In an at- tempt to bring the individual members of the legislature to their way ol .thinking. "I wish you tho beat of were Mr. BUton'a partlnff words. Just what lino the Opposition tactics will follow has'not developed, and all Leader Mlcheuer 'iriH say i3 that they are awaiting the government program before deciding.-- Thsra Is' no but that there will be considerably more talking than at the sion, and while an occasional "blow up" may bo looked for, the cession is likely to he characterized ty. the cnfty so characteristic of the legislature. Monday "afternoon will see the .start en the debate in reply to the Speech from the Throne. H. J. Montgomery, iJie hem of tJie Welasklwin bye-elec- tion, in which lily luckless Tory oppo- nent lost his deposit, wWl move the motion, and it IB to be seconded by Frank WMteside, .editor of the Cas- tor Advancej md member for Coronn- tlori. Tho debate may last several days, as the tiottled-up oratory from session" Is bound to find outlet, nnd'the debate on the "speech" gives tho 'widest scope, for covering the whole field of political discussion. Faddy-husk, a byproduct ,of .rice milling, is used as luel under the boil- ers of a municipal electric plant io Siam. MAKE YOUR WILL And Appoint The Royal Trust Co. Executor Whether one's estate Is large or email. U Is an Incumbent duty to make a WILL; and'It, can be changed as often as the circumstances require.. The llmo to make" R WILL. Is when bna' Is 1'n tho prlhie of 'health, and .when the Important duty can be performed with a-clear brain and broad vision. HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL G. H. Harman, MANAGER BANK OF'MONTREAL AGENT IN LETHRIDGE ;