Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 19, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, MAY tfl, 1017 Xetbbri&ije, Hlbcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week ---- Baily, delivered per year ..... Daily, by mail, per year........ .Weekly, by mall, per year..... JVeekly, by mail, per year to U.S. . .10 . ?:..oo .$4.00 .$1.50 .$2.00 TELEPHONES Business Ofilci ............... 1252 Editorial Olt'ice ............... 1224 W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date is our authority to continue the subscription. AN INSULT TO [ ALBERTA WOMEN. "Playing to the. petticoat vote. Mr. Sifton is playing to the petticoat vote." These arc the lines that leer nt the Indies of Alberta these days from the Tory press. What do you think of them, Mrs. Voter? The opposition in the'Alberta legislature dared not stand up and oppose woman suffrage when the bill was placed beforo the House. But "playing to the petticoat vote, sounds mighty suspicious, as though the opposition would have overruled mere "petticoats" voting had they dared. "Playing to the petticoat vote" is a direct insult to every woman in the province. What do you think of it, Mrs Voter? Your King and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR ' The entire village of Bullecourt. on the Hlndenlmrg line, may be said to be completely in the hands of the British now. The fighting for that point has been severe, and many men have fallen on both sides, but the gains made are vital to the progress of the British and the'crushing of the Hindenburg line. The French have also been making gains, in their offensive further southeast, and have been able to beat back all the severe counter-attacks delivered by the Germans. The Italians In their new offensive, have gained a point only 12 miles from Trieste, the Adraitic port which is their goal. In Macedonia the allies are active and have captured a wide area of Teutonic trenches. With the settlement of the crisis in the Russian government, the allies are now preparing to replenish munition supplies to the Russian troops and every available ship from the U. S. will be used for this purpose. ^PICKED UP M<* PASSING FOR THE BUSY MA* ! tton, the Broad and Cako Manutac-i turers' association in convention assembled at Toronto, bc^ovo thnt the 'tlifle has come (for "prompt action by the government in the appointment of CONSCRIPTION IN CANADA Canada's prime minister comes back from the scene of the great world struggle and tells Canadians that selective conscription is necessary in order to get more men to fill the places of the dead Canadian soldiers, and lack up the men now oh the firing line. The war must be won and Canada must not cease doing her part. When the prime minister urges a form of conscription in order to win the war and show the Canadian soldiers in khaki across the seas that �we are with them to the end, we must give his proposition the most serious consideration. Civilization is in danger, we must save it. It is a time of crisis in our history. I The prime minister advises, from the highest motives, we believe, the adoption of conscription. It would be unwise at the moment to criticise or complain. Should the conscription measure, when it is brought down, be fair and placed in the hands of men free from partisan motives, to administer, very little objection could be offered. It must be seen that productive industries, like agriculture and : coai mining are exempted. Already too many men have .been taken from these industries. It must also be required that conscription shall be brought into operation in the prorinc es behind in their quota of recruits at the present time. It the required number of men can-. not be secured there then we can turn to the other provinces to fill up the ranks, but only from occupations �where production and public safety will not suffer. A conscription that would put Alberta and Quebec on the same basis would be unfair and objec' tionable. Alberta has done its share, more than Its share, in raising the half mil Jlon Allotted. Let the delinquent portions of Canada be conscripted first, A fair, honest administration of se lectiye conscription, where the men who can most be spared are put into khaki, operated so aB not to jeopardise necessary industries, maintaining the very lives of the people and forcing the provinces which haven't done their duty to do their duty, cannot be seriously opposed by any true patriot � We are at war and must fight to win. Conscription of wealth must come too. Unless it comes with or ahead of conscription of men, there will be strong and warranted protests that -will certainly make conscription of men unpopular and unacceptable. Let �wealth make real sacrifices first. Par . liament can reach wealth now and it should reach it before it puts con bcrlption into effect. In the mean v'. �time, let us refrain from criticising un-' til the government announces its com vplete policy. If it overlooks the conscription of wealth then let us.protest, �� and protest strongly and persistently, ^ .Without jpne, the other, cannot bo sue cesgfunyapplied, PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES. Not having a leg to stand on in the wny of sound argument, based on fact, opposition journals are, as we warned the people of Southern AI berta would be the case, depending on a campaign of vituperation and falsehood in a vain endeavor to bolster up a hopeless cause. This is a sample of the stuff the opposition papers would like to have a two months' campaign to spread around: At a time when the war is reaching an acute crisis, when Our boys are dying and falling broken in thousands on the blood-soaked, and shell-stricken stretches of Northern France, when every energy and attention should be given to bringing to a glorious and supreme conclusion the harrowing events which are depleting the Dominion and the Empire of its best sons and resources. Premier Sifton chooses to bring on the turmoil of election in the hope of snatching a victory to gratify the personal and political ambitions of himself and his intimate followers. Three weeks of political strife, a waste of money, with the calls for finances for the war, and for humane purposes associated with the war, are needlessly forced on the communities of Alberta. This is a plain case of partlzan abuse. But hark back to the recent provincial election in New Brunswick. Manitoba and British Columbia. Conservative governments were in power in each of these provinces. The war was on then the same as now. Did any of the Tory journals in this province raise a whisper against the action of the Manitoba Conservative government, the B.C. Bowser government or the N.B. Tory government for bringing on an election in war time ? They did not. Their "holler than thou" attitude in the present instance will do nothing but bring them into disrepute with the fair-minded electors of the province. They are playing the game of partizanship to the limit Living in a glass house, they dare to throw stones, and they need not be disappointed when the inevitable results and the house comes tumbling down about their ears. It-looks like a solid Edmonton for the government this election, west and south. Selective conscription at last. It has taken Canada a long time to learn this lesson of the war. Three little visits - three little Fords. Pleasant little -visits-useful little Fords-for electioneering. Let us have an investigation into the price of bread by all means. If it will do anything to reduce the cost of the staff of life we will welcome the result. Steam ploughing outfits all over Southern Alberta are idle because of lack of coal. The government preaches production but it doesn't practice what it preaches. Mr. Incompetent Crothers shows much lack of haste in settling the strike in this district. Even loyal Cidgary Conservative papers are getting sick of his procrastination. Lethbridge's member, Lieut.-Col Stewart, has already been elected by proclamation, so the ladies of this city will have to wait for another chance to exercise their franchise. However, Col. Stewart has always proven himself a good member as he Is proving himself a good soldier. W. A. Sherwood of St. Catharines, died suddenly at his home. Anthony Douglas, a young Knniski!-len farmer, was killed in a runaway accident in Petrolea, Ont. Major General Vandeventer, who has seen much service In the wnr, has been appointed in command of the military forces in East Africa. The Alpine club camp will be held this year at Cntaract Valley below Mount Victoria in the main range of the Canadian Rockies. July 17 to 31. London Men's Federation strongly condemned race meets in Canadn during the wnr. and asked the government to prohibit them. Complaint is made that tho water of Ashbridge's Bny, Toronto, and the lake is polluted by sewage from the Morley avenue sewage disposal plant. Five hundred women and girls from Vancouver have volunteered to go out to the Fraser valley this summer and work in the berry fields, harvesting the small fruits* crop. It is possible that the R.N.W.M.P. may go into camp in Saskatchewan during the summer in a body. If they do the camp will probably be at Long Lake. In the house of commons James Douglas, of Strathcona, learned from the minister of customs that the total j amount of duty collected from the importation of green apples from the United States, last year was $250,155. A change is to be made in the model of the field uniform of the United States army by a war department order. The new model will follow the style of a British field uniform in nearly every particular. Frederic Courtland Penfleld. formerly U.S. ambassador to Austria, whose whereabouts have been something of a mystery for the last few weeks, has arrived in an American port. In the supreme court at Ottawa, the argument in the case of Calgary vs. Canadian Western Natural Gas company, was concluded. Judgment was reserved. Depressed to a state verging on insanity as a result of the death of his! financee, Miss Lily Finch, an art stu-l dent, Arsener De Kent, also an. art' student, at Winnipeg, committed suicide by drowning. The championship regatta of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen, scheduled to be held, at Lynn, Mass., July 27 and 28, has been abandoned because lack of interest in rowing growing from the war. Demanding an increase of five cents an hour in their wages, some fifty freight handlers employed by the C.P.R. at Vancouver, have gone on strike. They gave the high cost of living as the reason and are now organizing a union. Word has been received in Nelson that the boat on which Capt. F. P. Armstrong and other Nelson and Kootenay" members of the inland' water transport service were traveling, was torpedoed. No lives were lost. There is a scarcity of cowboys in the country districts this year, the attention of the farmers being brought to the fact through many of the men who are being hired on the ranches having to be taught to learn to ride before they can do duty with the herds. Engineer John Ross and Signalman Patrick Hickey, were acquitted in the Toronto sessions of the charge of criminal negligence laid against them as a result of the death of Col. W. C. Macdonald, who was killed'by Ross' light engine at the Union station on January 21 last. For the time Mme. Tetrazzini has withdrawn altogether from the theatre and the concert hall, declining even to' sing for war charities in her native Italy. She is living obscurely in Milan, assigning no reason for retirement except the nervous stress of a war in which her countrymen are engaged. Lieut. James Lowery, M.LA., for Lloydminster, is .making satisfactory progress in-the hospital at London according to members of Sir Robert Borden's party who visited him. He was wounded several times and while being carried off the field on a stretcher was shot again by a sniper. This was at Vimy Ridge. Retired farmers in Ontario are coming to the aid of tho War Production club. One dollar from each of 1,000 persons is sought at Edmonton for tho Royal Alexandra hospital. It is likely that another hospital unit for overseas service will shortly be formed at Edmonton. A. A. Allard, ferryman on tho Saskatchewan river north of Herbert, was drowned when his boat -overturned. Flight Commander William Evan Dnvies. son of Mndamo Elli3-Browne, tho well known Calgary vocalist, has been killed in action. a- food Controller, with cabinet rank, who should hnvo full powers to denl with nnd rogulnte tho manufacture, delivery, prices and use of all foodstuffs through the Dominion. When Melba sings the world Stops to listen. Those who have heard her will recall her range of voice, her sweet, melodious tones. Mrs. S. W. Day. of Kingston, perished of suffocation and burns when she struck a match in the cellar, her wrapper catching fire. Lieut. Malcolm. M.L.A., was renominated by the Liberals of Hanley, Sask., as their candidate for the legislature. Owing to tha shortage in telephone cable, several new subscribers to the Moose Jaw system cannot bo acco!^ modated. Pte. Harold and Pte. Walter Wright, two brothers, and the sons of John Wright, of Cochrane, have both been wounded and by a coincidence both in the thigh. Thos. J. Humphrey, of North Oxford, cheese maker, expired very suddenly of heart failure,, having been apparently in his usual health" up to the last. Billy Burke, the famous actress, has undertaken to organize and completely equip an American Red Cross unit which will be sent to France in charge of Dr, Joseph B. BiBsell, of St. Vincent's hospital. In visw of the very critical sltua- �tJ tHE Mr. Michener repeats the folly of 1913 in describing the legislation he dare not oppose as "election legiBia tlon." The farmers have good mem ories and will remember the foolish criticism of the Co-operative Elevator Bill at tho last election. The whimper about the elections and the war will not affect public opinion. The provincial government has not the responsibility of admin istering war affairs. There have been elections In several provinces. .Why should it be wrong to hold an election in Alberta and quite all right in Bri tish Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Nova Scotia and elsewhere? What was It Dr. Johnson saijl a.bout a certain brand of patriotism?. Western Mercantile Co. the benefit of its Creditors Everything at Half-Price MEN SUITS BOOTS AND SHOES HATS AND CAPS SHIRTS SOCKS WOMEN SKIRTS DRESS. GOODS. BOOTS AND SHOES HOSE , . \ HANDKERCHIEFS Capt; S. Bothwell, of- Mosslde, Alberta, has been killed in action, during the fighting at Vimy Ridge last month. Capt. Bothwell joined the olors in Edmonton as a regimental sergeant major and at Sarcee camp won a commission and when his unit left for the east he was captain and adjutant under Lieut.-Col. McKinery. SHIP IS TOTAL WRECK; 56 OF CREW MISSING San Francisco, May 17.-The three-masted ship Standard, owned by Libby, McNeil & Libby, is a total wreck off Cape Constantino In tho Bering sea, according to a message received here today by the naval radio station. Of nearly 150 men aboard the vessel only 94 have been accounted for, according to the report. B. C. HOUSE MAY ADJOURN SATURDAY Victoria, B. C, May 17.-The present intention of the government 'Is that the house shall adjourn Saturday night, leaving .uncompleted leglsla tlon in the air until the special prohibition session in August, BOYS' SUITS BOOTS AND SHOES CHILDREN I GIRLS' STOCKINGS GIRLS! SOCKS LEATHER GOODS SUIT CASES PURSES POCKET BOOKS British Canadian Trust Company Assignee * WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF Repairs for All Makes of Engines. Our plant Is equipped with Up-to-date ^machinery and our men are thoroughly competont to handle any work on any kind of machinery. < GRIN.DER8 AND PUMPS We manufacture and have for sale Roller and Plate Grinders and Deep Welt Pumps. , G. KISCHEL Lessee of the Lethbrldge Iron Works, TRACTOR OWNERS ARE YOUR ENGINES EQUIPPED FOR SPRING WORK 1 We are well (quipped to handle all. kinds of repair*. High grade work at a reasonable price It our motto. We Guarantee Satisfaction . Our Prlcet Are Right. N1VEN BROS. 216 Flrat Ave. S. Phone 1732 Potatoes Wa n ted CAR LOTS OR LESS Mutt be good aized, sound whit* stock. Phone 732 or call at Saunders Hay and Grain Co. 1221 2nd Avenus S. j\ ELECTRICAL S) SUPPLIES AND ALL KINDS OF ELECTRICAL WORK. W.L. McKenzie & Co. PHONE 937 718 3rd Ave. S. 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