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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta � PAGE TE^ THE r.EIHBRIDGE DAILY HKKALD SATimDAY. MAY 25, tOIR THE FARMERS AND THE CONSCRIPTION Ottawa, Slay 2S.-The larmsis' pll-Ei-iniage to Ottawa loaves * ripple or two beliintl. For iusUnco, tliore j� the retlection that this is tho first Gov-crniaent in tlfty year* that has h,\d tl\o courage to handle t!ia farmer lIV.o nn ordinary h-jniau twins, subject to the saiTiD biirdons aad obliB^tionp .v iniprPs.=1on that tha farmer is iis much respou-ihlB for thp high rust of liviuK ns tho middleman, ll'.ar. he done \cry well iudecd oui of the war. and that ho ourIu io.."'omo aoro.vs" more Konarously. Trua he pays la/es via tho laviif. to iho Dominion Trtdsury, l)Ut so does cveryhnily el.-^e. His town. IViuiotio and Ked "Cross fiiiids do i;i)t iiialco a deep hole iu bis pocket, and aliogelhcr he sets off wit;-, a very small t-hare of tiie white man n btirdfn as compared with the city man wiio is lied white 3(ir war a!:r,s of one l'on want perfect health. Ur. P. Cr yogt, Rapid C!ly, Man.. 'writes:-"For.seve.-al year.s.I suffered fvom Indigestio^, Nervous Dellbity, lii Hcmnia and Con,stination. Had no up j;etite, and doctors did not expect I ivould Jive through the winter. You" liook interested me. I got a "J. ti- L. Cascade' and iix a fow days obtained ,remarkabl6 results. I now sleep and �'njoy my luoal? ijettcr than for years .before. I regard, the 'J. B. L, Cascade' as a Godsend to'iae." Tho "J. B. h. CMCade" 1b a perfect-iod appliance for Internal Bathing, in vented by Dr. Cbaa. A. Tyrrell of Now pi^ork, and haS' been the means of ra-lit.oring perfect health. It Js shown and, explained by tho_. Red KirohH Drug &'B6ok Co., Lothbrldge, who will be pleased to give you an in fanner is concerned we are just like irrand oper� In Seotlrivd "Must in our Infancy." .Vunthcr jpItiTtinca of the farmer U (he duty on agricultural implements. The argument is that tho tools of his trad* arc taxed but for that matter so jiro tho tools of evervbodVs trade. This pencil that I write with and the paper laat I writ* on-the tools of my trade-, .ire taxed hut as long as 1 can sell my product I do not complaUi because ft lead pencil costs mo five ren>s when it might have cost nie three. Hi. markets that make people happy ami tho farmer has more mar-ketc and better ones right now than he ever bad before. Wiser Men. .'^fanv of llif fniiuois v.lio i=po:il two day.5 visiting Ottawa at a time when tiipy would have boc;: more, profitably employed on li'.oiv fanns; went home wiser and more theer-ful men whon they hart listened to !~!r Kobert Borden's words. The Prtriicr. no more than any other statesman in this country, desires to take moa away from their peaceful ooeupalions and send tlicm \o the battlefields'of Europe, where as. It happens, the great struggle is iii�| progress which i.s to make not only ! Europe hut the whole world  safe for democrac.v-?>What sweetness, one may ask. would there be in the toil of men habituated to tree luslitu-tions if they had to goose-step to, the tune the Vlun plays? There is no breach of faith-riio broken promise. As the crisis tightens .from day to day we realize that our one inviolable pledge is to win-the-war by whatever means we can. Our allegiance is to the democracy that wo have painfully , won in a thousand years, and it we j would not lose it we must stand on the letter of promises made when the conditions were different. Production was the word a few months ago- man-power is the need to-day, " The only true consistency is with the present. � . Jt Is reasonable to suppose that many of the visiting farmers went home with a new light on their duty to the State. As a matter of fact, no Government can undertake to say that thifi'or that class of the community will be immune from the flesh and blood sacrifice which this horrible war demands. For example Quebec ^thought . thiit no Government would ever lay ^ conscripting hands on her. Well, the Government did, and after one wild spasm or anger. Quebec has settled down, to her duty and is going about it i willingly and even cheerfully. Simi- \ larly, the -farmers have been thinking that the Government would keep conscripting hands off them-and the Govemroeht has done its hest- but cruel circumstances ran away with the Government's' intentions and now it is up to the former to make his saQrifice at least as willingly as Quebec makes hers. It is a safe guess that not a single soul in this democratic country is inherently in favor-.'jOf conscription, but ireeda must be when-:the devil drives. It goes without sa.vang that conscription involves many hardships-only sons taken, solo supports killed in battle, but these hardships are the daily lot of city people who have given their loved ones to the cause and no one believes that tho farmer will lag behind other Christians in love of the country that has made him happy and prosperous. He will see his duty and he will-do it without grumbling. Not a Rebuff. The farmers did not, as some contend', meet with a rebuff at Ottawa. "What they met was a plain, honest statement of Premier Borden- of our war needs and the drastic measures necessary to keep the old flag flying at.the front. Canada cannot afford to yield In - patriotista to the I'nltcd States, whicU country does not believe that its democracy Is threatened by extending selective conscription to fanners' soiia. Union Govermnent' did not Issue'lts edict lightly. In fact the Govetnraent was strongly opposed to interfering with'the farmer at all. and it was only the o.xpliclt revelatlona of the military anthoritlea that finally swupg Cabinet opinion the other way. ''' A great deal has been said about the Goveniment's refusal to allow the farmers to pursue their grievance on the floor of the House. The case of Samuel Gompers is cited. The Labor. King was accorded tho privilege of addressing the House but,his case was not on all fours with that of the farmers. King Samuel came with a message of good will and inspiration-a pull-all-togother speech-he aired -no grievances save those against the Hun. What the farmers wanted was to Ijold a post-mortem on a grievance that^ was buried some hours before, 'if all tiie objectors to conscription wore given a hearing on the floor of the House, the King's businesB would bo months behlntl instead of weeks ahead as. It is In thle short sharp v/in'-the-war session. Tho idea is to \iia tlio war first and thresh out tho grievances afterwards. The farmers can hardly have failed to noftce that if tJnion Government chastened with Its left hand, Jt hlessed �vvlthjts  right. In tho near future we are to have Government-owned railways operated for service, for reasonable dividends to the investors, and not for the swollen fortunes of railway magnates. Some day or other tho C.P.ll. may bo absorbed by tho people, but meanwhile its presence as a competitor with the Government railways should have h good effect in checking loose husi-nees managoraeat simply because the railways are jmblic proporty. Ultimately the farmer shoidd reap the benefit of Government ownership of railways in reduced freight rates and tho consumer in the reduced cost of llVfL't', Mr, Arthur Hav,-ke3 tells . tV.e farmers tiiat our fine Canadian constitution has been undermined. Mr. Hawkp^.worries,a gre^t deal gver our r.f dislurbanre. But really our constitution i;i in no groat danger. 'J'he roioriiiar.'! Iiave taken the wins of our timlc, and tho FoodiCou-lioHer ii.i!s i lit out the becf. bt/t we are having a pi-.-ittv. good dose of blood and iron to make up for it. .^fter tlie war our constitution will be (Stronger than ever. What an appetite we will h;!ve for the constructive lorislation! W,e will be as hungry as a tat iii.".!'. after an attack of typhoid fever. 11. F. GADSBY. NO DAMAGE Edmonton. May 23.-No damage to the wheat crop is the reassuring news from the department of agriculture whose officials haVp made an Inspection of the Kdmonton district within a radius of fifteen miles of the city. * , �  emperor's train � > ^ WA� aTONEO  '-!, ^ - �  \!5urich, May 25.-Report* � 4 were recalveii hflra to-day from ^ k tPus�Vorthy sources to the cf-   feet that when tho train cJirry^ fConod by Ditlgnrlnn stealers 4> on loave. Borne ot the windows >  nro Bald to have been broken. * � * refuses Application. Vancouverj B.p., May a3,~ln -lU* siipromo court chambers today, Jfr. Justice Murphy I'cfused tno application ot Andrew Stewart, liquidator ot thd Dominion Trust Company, for lonvo to devote only a portion of hie tltae to the liauldatlon at a decreased remuneration. The application had bol^n before the court for sovoral mouth St and has caused numerous heKtod orBumonts between tho legal reprosontntlves of the llanldator and Iho.te of varlnuB creditors, sovornl ot lawjtirn threatening to drop the case. 'rho refusal ot tho court was basoil on-the fact that there wote no pr*-oodents for sutfh !\n adtlon and be--cause of tho stronudua objoctiou of various �creditors. 9 HON. W. C. REDFIELD, U. S. secretary of commerce, Is to rtsit Ottawa shortly to attend the International Fisheries Conference. He Is to b'e met by Chief .Tustlce Hazcn. of New Brunswick (formerly Minister ot Jlarino nt)d Fisherfcs) who will confer on fisheries settlement, Mr. Hazen on left; Mr. Rcdtield on right. LEMON WINE Cold Refreshing Invigorating ^ Lcthbridfie Brewing and Malting^ Co.') Ltd. rov in Alberta The Gray-Dort is not just a city car. It is not just a car popular on the paved roads of th^ East. The Gray-Dort has been proved right here in Alberta. Hundreds of Alberta motorists now drive Gray-Dorts. Over the varied roads in the province, from south t;o north, this car has been tested. And everywhere the verdict is one that fills us with pride. One motorist praises the economy of the Gray-Dort. The low consumption of fuel. The long mileage from tires. The absence of trouble and repairs. Another finds in this car the power and speed that he needs without costly weight. A third talks constantly of, value. A staunch, handsome, roomy five-passenger car is unusual value at the / Gray-Dort price. You have-already heard much of the Gray-Dort. Go now and ride in one. Ask your nearest dealer for a demonstration. He will itladly give it. GRAY. DORT M0TORS; LIMITED CHATHAM, ONT, -In the United States: The Dort Motor Car Co., Flint, Mich. The Gray-Dort embodiesi the most advanced knowledge in light car engineering. Its 4-CTlinder engine is a splendidly powerful unit, lisht in weight and smooth running. The electrit lighting and starting, system is the justly famous Westinghouse. The chassis at every point bears evidence to the skill of our workers. The body is the master production of our own body plant. Models include S-passen-ger car; 3-passenger roadster; sedan; sedanet; ""coupe. Price of S-passenger car is $1125 f.o.b, Chatham, Ont. i ^ � � �) III' � \ lilJII4 ALLEN JACK LETHBRIDGE ;