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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE four the letubwdge daily herald \VHI>NKSI)A\. MAHCII C, M)W t>eratt> oaily and weekly Proprietors and Publisher* THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 123 6th Street South. Lethbridfle W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Diroctor John Torrance - - Business Manager Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office ......... Office ......... Iti tho Sand Coulee district. Tin* old timers of Northern Montana used to hum Lothbxidgo con I a tut they appreciate It." Thai ta'lho way wo wanf the people of Manitoba to consider it also. That, is why we object to a name wh! ell *cr.ds to bring our d o m es flo coaj into disrepute Let someone suggest a bettor name. * TUB BUSY MAN 7 At The Capital r-J _ _ (Editorial Correspondence of the Winnipeg Free Proas) 1252 1224 Subscription Rates: delivered, per week ..... .10 delivered, per year .....J5.00 by mail, per year ... Weeklv, by mall, per year .. tVeefclv. by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 rally, Daily, Daily, LEGISLATURE'S LABOR MEMBER ON RIGHT TRACK There has been a lot of debate in Edmonton over the natural resources anil the returned soldiers, but noihmj very concrete was put forward until Alex. Rosa, the labor member for Calgary, rose to apeak. Mr. Ross has been a member of the vocational training committee of the Military Hospitals Commission for dome time, and in that position he has given a great deal of ' "?5"9? J attention to the needs of the returned .$l.o0 The resignation of the Persian cabinet is reported. T. J. Burrows, well known Hamilton auctioneer, is dead. The father of M. A. K-AStner. Fernie, died at Stratford. Ont. of 1/. 1). Fraseo, ot the Frazee Storage Co. Toronto, is dead. Samuel 9creaton, well known resident of London, Ont,, is dead. Chief Welsby of the provincial ! police, has been appointed police chief I at Fernie at ?150 per month. Hev. A. D. McRae. Presbyterian min ister at Cloverdale, P.O.. is resign- [ ing. Cnpt. Thomas Flanagan of Toronto has. beea appointed Inspector of Dominion police for military districts 1 and Dates of expiry of subscription! appear dally on address label. Acceptance ot papers afte. expiration aate is our authority to continue the subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Japan is going to protect allied interests in Siberia. That is sett tod. ^ America is agreed to the arrangement. No announcement has yet been made of the plans of the Japanese but they can be depended upon to handle the actuation satisfactorily. Russia has conceded practically eY-mjthiag that Germany demanded in Che pe*oe agreement. It begins to become more evident that there is a itrong element in Russia urging the people to resist the German*. Rumania has accepted the proposed armistice. A rumor says that she had Ither to do that or make concessions, Uke the port of Dobrudja to the enemy. Raids all over the western front are teported and the enemy continues to feel out Witt persistant artillery attacks. soldiers. Being a labor man, be has studied the problem from the standpoint of the worker, and we may be sure that he did uot put forward his plea for the establishment of a commission to thoroughly invesitgate and prepare a plan for the development of Alberta's natural resources without much thought. He thinks, as most j The liner Bormudian, reported sunk. U bolus salvaged. It is said the ship will be in a. better condition than before the disaster. John J. Scannell. former fire commissioner of Now York and a leader of Tammany Hall, died of pneumonia. He was TS years old. , J. H, Hawthorn thwaite. M.P.P in in-Mroducing a bill in the B.C. "legislature for a general 8-hour day In that province. Rev. A. II. Going of Port Hope has accepted an Invitation to become pastor of Metropolitan Mothodist church, Edmonton, Chatham City Council bus ordered men's furnishing stores to close at 7 p.m., �tnd hardware stores at 6:30, with certain exceptions. L i AVm. McKim, who died in a Toron- pc�p,e in the.T. thinK. ltat �he ,� j ^nS"K ffiS ural resources should belong to the , and registrar of the county. provinces, and the provinces should ! - set to work to find out cue best mean? As a result of the vote.in England * these resources mu, ; ^^Lr^o tnally, *o that employment may be ; largest* recorded in Canada, found for returned soldiers in 'fields which will not only help the soldiers to take up civil life with some show Owen Sound Sun wants the Ontario | legislature to enact imitation of Que-I bee statute with its fine of $100 on for success on their return, but will j offenders who listen in on party phoue also help the province to bear its bur-1 lines, den of taxation by the production of new wealth. His suggestion also of IDLE TALK FROM OTTAWA RUMOR ARTISTS Ottawa special dispatches likely inspired by the individuals favorable to  union of Conservatives end Liberals Unfriendly to Union government give currency to rumors that Liberals etoot-ad as supporters of Union government will sit with the opposition. Men who atood as supporters of Union government and were elected as such, would an inventory of the new to be undertaken by the province In the next few years, so that labor maybe created for the surplus labor supply after demobilization, is also worthy of consideration. Mr. Ross is not u labor agitator. He is seriously considering the problems of the province from the broad standpoint of the common good, am#^le shouid be encouraged in putting forth his ideas. He is a real help in the legislature. Hon. C, A. Dunning of the food cou- to con-Alberta government regarding the greater production campaign plans. ' " H*aw T trol board is going to Edmonton public works ifer with members of the Alber The Japs usually do a Job well. They are as thorough as the Germans. "Walls Down. Roof torn off. Great havoc wrought by -windstorm." this wasnt in Southern Alberta but at No Miss McAdams wears a military chapeau "a^iost becoming little headpiece'1 in the legislature, so a reporter tells us. Speaker Fisher had better make a ruling or Mrs. McKInney, who j doesn't wear a hat, may feel offended. he playing false with the electors and ! Guelph, Ont. So you see they do have would stamp themselves as diahonor-1 real winds somewhere else, able men, were they to play any such game as that. We believe-the story originated In the mind of some person with whom "the wish was father to the thought." Union government was elected for a distinct purpose and with a distinct policy and until it fails to carry out its purposes and its policy no man r should think of withdrawing support �rom iL A government at this time has a formidable task. It may not do as many people wish but if It makes an honest effort to assume the great responsibilities of government in this Wintry at ^B time it: have the Premier Stewart is a new man. on sympathy and co-operation of the bulk j the job and the people of Alberta, think Because Pramier Stewart did not carry the natural resources back to Alberta, A. G. MacKay is very indignant. When did A. G. MacKay become a convert to Alberta owning its resources? of the people. Should it prove to be a failure and unable to cope with our groat problems it will thee be time to talk about getting rid of it. t enough of htm to give him a fair chance. Ambitious or disappointed men will not be permitted by fair minded people to undermine the new ! premier. LIGNITE It NOT THE PROPER NAME The Jacksonville Times-Union says: '. The Edmonton Bulletin objects to "a v/oman goes, to church and sings, 'the use of the term "lignite" for the j xre There Any Stars in My Crown? when what she is thinking about is Are TTjsre Any Flies on My New Hat?" It is not so with the woman who has to sit the B.C. legislature. domestic coals of Alberta, claiming Ifeat it Is a misnomer calculated to decrease the use of Alberta coal in competition with the Pennsylvania anthracite so much used in Manitoba and Che eastern part of Saskatchewan. The Herald agrees with the Bulletin In tnte. There is a prejudice against tfce nse of lignite in thSs western country for the true lignite is a poor quality ;ooal,- made in the later period of .the earth's formation, and as" euch it dogs not give nearly the heating .unite that -are fonnd in* the h artier -coalfl ot F the older periods. Saskatchewan has enormous beds of this poor quality ,lig-jilte, and to compare the Lethbridge, "Druiffheller or Edmonton product with � It, and call it by the same name is mis- leading to a degree. . The-use of Alberta domestic coal is Spreading in Manitoba and Saskatche-"Van, &nd those who a r a to b o questioned by no one. But, ludicrous as this appears, his authority stops at the shores of tho Atlantic; - he has nothing more to do, actually, with the administering, officering �awd equipping of the Canadian troopS overseas than his office-boy has. Tills anomaly is due to one of tho biggest blunders made by the late gov any �w One of "tho,devices resorted ttPTh an attempt to cope with the inimitable activities of Sir Sam .Hughe3 during his occupancy of tho "Ministership of Militia wis tho' creation of the portfolio of Overseas-. Minister of Militia, with headquarters in Loudon. Sir George Perloy, the Canadian commissioner, filled this position in the late government; and when the Union government was formed Sir Edward Kemp exchanged the portfolio of resident, minister of miliiia for that, of overseas minister. He gave up, that is to say, the shadow for the substance; for it is incontestable that as regards power or opportunity for dis11 nc-tlon it far outranks thfe parent office. General' Mewbmm has the gravo re-sponsibUity^of enforcing the Military Service Act and getting the men; while Sir Edward wields the weapon fashioned and put in bis hand. How this remarkable division of authority works was Illustrated, on divers occasions, at the final session : of the last parliament The gov- ( ernment never had any information ] about military affairs on the other' side of the Atlantic; and did not , seem to be able to get it. An oppo-.' matter. This comedy was repentnd over and over again. One could not fttij to bo impressed by the evident .sublime indifference of Ihe Olympian Gods of Argyln ilonso to the perturbations of tho Canadian house of commons. It was not difficult in iumgluuttoit to have a vision of tho spick and span young officer, resplendent, in his regalia, filing tho cablegrams as received with 'appropriate comments on the "bally nasoa" at Ottawa and their inordinate thirst, for Information. 1 Tho present status relieves Mnjor-Gcnoral Mewburn.of-a. very disagrec-i able "chore" and transfers it .to tho j government as a.\ wnole. This Ik the j task of clearing up the whole over-; seas military situation In mich ! thoroughgoing fashion '.'is to remove. ? ? v ** GETS SEAT BY TION accla)via The Pua, March .4.-In the deferred election in Nelson, Man., for the house of commons, J. A. Campbell, Unionist, was elected by acclamation. He was n former Liberal member for Dauphin in the Manitoba legislature. �> > > ? > ? * > > O > �> at least in great measure, the henso of Krievanco which appuars to W very general throughout, the ovor-strrs forces particularly those at the actual front. It, is pretty well agreort that If the Union government had not been 'formed, the troops in tho field - in the event of an ordinary party election would have voted opposition by a very large majority. It will be recalled that after the formation of tho present government the new uilnlritcrrf, all Liberal*;, addressed a joint cablegram to the troops in Kuglnnd and France inking cognizance of the grievances of the soldiers and giving pledges of reform. The leading Liberal imw.s-papers in Canada, through their uliters, addressed a similar joint cablegram to the soldiers for the same purpose of inducing them to abandon their attitude of hostility to the Ottawa administration and give their support to the new government. The recently published figures of the voting in Francc and Great Britain, show how whole heartedly tho men responded to this appeal. The time has now come to keep faith with them. Most of . Urt5 trouble originates with the headquarters stuff in London. With certain exceptions, where positions are held by men who have rendered notable services at the front, the staff represents the high water mark., of the old era. of political pull and personal favoritism. The con trol o f t h o C anad i a n forces in Kngland is in* tho hands of a clique whose chief activities are sition member would ask a question relative to the overseas forces; and 1 directed .towtfhla evading the dan-Sir Edward Kemp would reply that ' gers of the front line trenches'"and they had not the information in the capitalizing for their own benefit to department but would cable for it.' the greatest possible extent the This was usually the end of -the  glory earned by the troops in the field, Canadian soldiers who Ihcvp earned their decorations in battle have seen their honor* cheapened by being extended, rh well, to warriors whose only conquest a wore in far different fields. There aro bi-totTerouc^H with the i'orcos in the field as to promotions, decorations, leaves of absence - the considerations behind those Interventions In most cases being quite other than mlliLary. It la the literal truth thai jvno one coming back from the front I from private to high officer has anything good to say about the general administration of- Canadian military affairs in England. There is not a member of the cabinet who has not had his attention directed to aped fie cases of favoritism and Injustice. The government is-uware that the army in France, and to a considerable measure the fofces In Kngland, too. expect it to deal drastically witb this situation. Public opinion in Canada will be equally Insistent when it learns the facta. There is a widely-held view What tho way not to deal with the difficulty is to leave it to an overseas minister of militia; No ordinarr man, resident in London, can withstand the influences which can be brought into action In defence of things as they are. The first step is to abolish this office and reestablish^ direct control from Ottawa. The authority of the minister of militia should '-cover the whole expeditionary force. With -this don* conditions overseas would,, it Is believed, show prompt improvement. The question is a very serious one and if the government sideiteps it. it will lay up much trouble for Haelf in the 'future. .1. A. Jerome, son of the late Martin Jerome ex-M.P.P. for Carillon, will contest the Morris tMan.) bye*election as a Libera 1. i i Midland was properly scandalised last week by a paragraph in the Free Press which stated that a progressive euchre party had been held in the Penetanguishene Methodist church. "A typographical error," it is now explained. D. S. Michell, principal of the Lord Wolseley school, East Kildonan, will leave on Monday evening next for Para, Brazil, to take up a position in the British consular service. Mr.. , , , , . . t Michell is one of the olcRlmers of! scandals, he became the leader of the position be has always been active in the fight -for Home Rule for Ireland, becoming *an international figure. Twenty Year's Service For more than twenty-five years, John E. Redmond fought for home rule in Ireland and for a majority of that time he was the recognized leader of Ireland's "struggle for liberty." As chairman of the Irish parliamentary party-the Nationaltsts^-he exerted a powerful Influence in bringing about the creation of the Irish convention, orgaz ized in July, 1917, to devise a system of governments for Ireland. When Premier Lloyc Ueorge in that year offered two methods of settling the Irish question, it was Redmond, who, as spokesman of the Nationalists rejected the proposition for a partlt-! ion of Ireland, and, Instead, accepted! Lloyd George's plan for the calling of \ the Irish convention in which Irish-" men of nearly all parties and creeds mi�iit'meet in the effort toxcompose their difficulties and draft a constitution that would afford justice to all. Redmond was'one of Uie delegates to the convention which met at various times at Dublin, Belfast and Cork in 1917 and 1913. John Redmond had eat almost continuously In the British house of Commons since 1S81. There his parliamentary fight for home rule earned for him the sobriquet of the "stormy petrel of the house." Educated in CTongowes Wood College, East Clare, and Trinity College. Dublin, Redmond was called to the London bar in 1SSG and the Irish bar the following year, but he never practiced law. He devoted himself almost wholly to his parliamentary and political duties. Redmond's eloquence and his gra3p of parliamentary procedure won his early recognition in parliament and when, in 181)1, the Irish party was disrupted, consequent on the Parnell Manitoba, having come from England over 35 years ago. A radical change wan embodied in the revision of the constitution effected at the sixtieth annual convention of the Grand Cnapter ot the Royal Arch Masons of Canada. Henceforth Parnellites. In 11*00 he 'succeeded in bringing aibout an amalgamation of the two leading Nationalist partb s and made his position as Nationalist leader secure. Behind the War With the entraiice of England in tho war. Redmond immediately defined ! i i The salary of tho Mayor of Montreal : is $10,000 a year. This fact the Orillia � Packet says supports Its canten- , tion that in representative offices, the J higher the alary the poorer the man ' and, the more unsatisfactory the wr- j vice. i the wearing of the sash by Royal Arch 1 his Position as squarely with the gov- Hon. Geo. P. Graham's paper the Brockville Recorder-Times intimates that certain Conservatives opposed to Union government have approached Liberal leaders suggesting the formation of a new party. Evidently union Is considered a fiood enough idea* to be copied. Companions will be discarded. This was decided upon to simplify the regalia, as well as a speciea of war measures. / Summarizing the results of the three weeks' fighting at Cambrai Field Marshal Hafg in his report say.i: "There Ir little doujH that our operations were of considerable and direct assistance to the allied forces in Italy. Large demands were made on the available German reserves at a time when a �great concentration of German divisions Intended for the Italian theatre were diverted to the Cambrai front and it is presumable that a -further concentration of Gorman forces against Italy i eminent in the earnest prosecution of the war. His support of the govern-ernment brought upon him the op;;03l-tion and bit'er condemnation ot Ihe Sinn Fein oarry, members of which at a public meeting accused him of being a traitor to the Irish cause. He mnintain'."! his loyal position even during the exciting days of the Sinn Fein revolution decrying the rebellion, hut attributing it to German plotting in the f'nited States. "When the rebellion had been put down he used all the. eloquence of which he was capable in pleading for leniency toward the great mass of the rubels. and in urging a speedy settlement of the difficulties which had caused the Edmonton council has .been repudiated. Usually when a government is not supported by a majority it resigns. While not very familiar with the Edmonton difficulty we are Inclined to think that prejudice was more responsible for the decision than anything else. 1 Somebody at Winnipeg stole the $600 alucfced otter coat of Rev. Dr. French E. Oliver, the American evangelist. Evidently the devil Mr. Oliver is persistently attacking wanted to %f&t even with the evangelist. Coveteousneas may be expected to be the subject of the Ptave line." , ' The pallbearers at the funeral of Premier Brewster at Victoria were the members of the government and Chief-*} Justice .1. A. MacDonald, former Liberal leader and Intimate personal friend. The active pallbearers were: J. L. Beckwith, A. J. McGregor and C. R. Talbot, all business partners, of the late premier and Dr. William Russell, A. B. McNeill and Dr. Raynor. Ofi the arrival of the cortege *t the church the religious service opened by the pronouncement of the invocation by the Rev. P. C. Parlwr, pastor o? the was suspended for at least two weeks revolt at a most critical period, when our al- John E. Redmond was a brother of i lies were making their first stand on Major William H. R.edmond. who was) killed while fighting under the British flag in France in 1917. Major Redmond was a member of parliament for Rati. Clare. Captain William A. Redmond, son of John E., member of parliament for East Tyronne, was awarded .ho D. S. O. ioi gallant conduct in the war. The nows of the death of the Nationalist leader brought messages ot orrcw and regret from all secUon3, K'ng George, when ho was informed of the event was deeply shocked and expressed his profound reg.*e*. P"om-ier Lloyd George was similarly n.o/od when he learned the news. The premier will move an appropriate res- First Baptist church. One at the late premier's favorite hymn� 4'Rock of JoJntion in the house Ages," followed and preceded the-read-1 It k expected that the funeral ing froip the scriptures by the Rural i an early address by tha victim of the j Dean Tnell, representing the Bishop I dpvii'c onnrfnM of British Columbia on behalf of the a Ho'^mn requiem will be eel joeuii lonattct . J Anglican church. J bratcd in Westminster Cathedral. commons. x win lake place in Dublin with burial nt Glaf.ivjvin Cemetery. Simultaneously \ ;