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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 31, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LRTIIBniRGE bATLY HERAT.!*) THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1917 letbbtibge isctalfc Xctbbri&ae, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per week . Daily, delivered per year .. Daily, by mail, per year..... Weekly, by mail, per year ,. .10 , .55.00 . .$4.00 . .Jl.iiO Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 1221 TELEPHONES Business Office ............ Editorial Office ....... .. .  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. Your King and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR It is quite apparent that the new forces in the government in Russia [ easier will demand a peace as quickly pos-j which sible and a peace that will carry with it no annexations or no particular guarantees for the future. This is indicated by latest reports from Kus.-;a. mid her relation to the other allies in the war will be greatly affected !>.-" events which will occur witliii: 'he next short while, when the allies '.xi!! give Russia clearly to understand what their aims are to be is the war i.eme-. forth. In the meantime ditScuity is still being experienced iu cet:?s:� the soldiers along the Russia!', fronts under proper control. There is little but r.rtii'ery activity to report alone the western front and very littl On the F overseas are naturally concerned ! nhout is the matter of, the arrange-} nients being uu'de to fit tliein buck' into civil life on their return. Ami' the energy which has been brought j to benr by (he provincial government in this regard is a good augury for ilie future. More returned soldiers have been retrained for the civil service in Alberta than in all the other provinces of Canada put together. More men have been refrained or are at present pursuing their studies in provincial institutions than in all the provinces east of the Great Lakes put together. Alberta is the only province that is. as yet. retraining any men iu agricultural pursuits. Do you not think these things indicate that the government of the province of Alberta has the Interests of the soldiers at heart? Does this interest indicate that the government desires to "disfranchise the soldiers." And Hon. Mr. Marshall has a still broader vision of the future, of the time when the war will be ended, and our soldiers come home to u'ko up j the burdens of civil life. That is the ! time when Canada will begin to pay her war debt and her long list of pensions. How to make the burdens of all. including the returned soldiers, is one of the problems about the provincial government is thinking. Ami Hon. Mr. Marshall supplies the answer. Make the farms more productive, he says, by teaching p.-oi>;e. especially the boys and girls, how to farm. This the government is do;us at its agricultural schools and demonstration farms. Make the in-'crest rate easier so the farmers can get cheaper money on longer terms. >* PICKED UP IN* PASSING THE~BUSY MAN THE PAY OF THE K. J. Lydlntt was elected president of the Calgary Rotary club. Aid (Dr.) Thos. is dead. McQnaid of the Soo, Kx-Ald. Thomas Savage, of Stratford, is dead, aged liS. K. C. Allen, taken over the f sano Mail. of Moose Jaw. has diiorshtp of the Bus- A resolution indorsing conscription was passed by the. council of the Vancouver he �ard of trade. Lieut .-Col. Nathaniel Xownham- Da- vis, author London. Ex-Aid. Joseph Kirkpatrlek, of Hamilton, is dead, aged 71. The Slchclt. 11. C. Indian school and convent was cotnpletelv destroyed by tire. Mr. and Mrs. M. Weaver celebrated their golden wedding at Princeton, Out. All Souls' Unitarian church, Winni- II peg, passed n resolution opposing conscription. All the monks of Russia will be sent i to the front to serve in tho dopnrt-' nient of sanitation, according to orders issued by tho war ministry. \V. A. Huclinnan, M. P.. is interesting himself in securing an IncretiHo in pay for the loiter carriers. In tho house of commons ho recently asked tho following n.uestions: 1. Has the government recoivod any request from the letter �"carriers of Canada for nu increase In salary'.' 2. When was an increase last granted to the letter carriers of Canada? K. What was tho average salary, maximum and minimum, of letter, carriers in Cniiada during tho years lflll up to the present time? 1. Is it the intention of tho Gov- ernment to grant an Increase to tho letter curriers, to moot tho present increase in the cost of living? Mr. l'ntennude, acting poatmaster-genornl replied: 1. Vos. 2. April 1, 1!U3. II. For the yoar 1011. and up to April, 1013 tho minimum was $1.75 a day, with an increase of 25 cents at tho end of n probationary period of three months and an increase of 25 cents a .day every l.wo years thereafter until tho maximum of $2.75 a day was reached. On April I, lDl.'l. tho minimum was raised to $2 and the maximum lo $H n day. with an Increase of 25 cents a day each yoar. 4. It is under consideration. A photometer adjiifttahly mounted on a-.staff marked along its longth with certain standards, has been patented by a ^hiladelphlaii for easily determining U>e canfilo powor of street lights. "; and playwright, died in _ j Canada has entered into no under-i taking to revise its policy in respect Pte. John Mason, of Edmonton.', to Hindu immigration into tho,llomin-1 member of the building firm of Mason; ion. Hon. Robert Rogers announced I ! & Waddell. there for the last ten years j jn the Commons. I 'was killed in action. - | i - j Cnpt. Redmond Hamilton, of Vnn-| John Walsh. 35, foreman painter j (.-Oliver. a surveyor and engineer, who | for the G.T.R. was drowned at Kene- i Went to the. front with one of J. W.I Ion Falls, Or.t.. when the scaffolding; at the railway bridge gave way. Stewart's killed. building parties, has been Rev. Forbes Alexander Phillips, a novelist and dramatist, who wrote under the pseudonym of "Alhol Forbes." died in Great Yarmouth, aged 57 years. Lieut. Robert Geoffrey Mason, a well known Ottawa athlete and aviator is missing in France. He has not , been heard from since May 23, when he started on an expedition over the German lines. It is officially announced that Arthur Henderson, member of the British cabinet without portfolio and of giving tm ras distrii ins battel new from :ho Italian front, er.i h front the big guns are Germans no rest in the Ar-t. and their defences are be-ed to pieces. and the natural consequence will be' the war .council, has undertaken an more productive i important government mission to Rus- more people on farms. Look for markets for the produce and help them to market it as the government is doing with its loans to co-operative elevators and its dairying aid. All these aids will tend to mate the farmers more contented and the farms more productive. New settlers will be attracted. Along the new railroads of the province will spring up new and prosperous settlements. More land will be under cultivation to swell j the exports of the Dominion, making i THE SIFTON GOVERNMENT A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT. , Just nine days more of Sifton. the i gold available with which to pay the autocrat, *and then a chance for real j country's war debts. sia. A leaflet entitled "Brockway's Defence." published anonymously, and which figured in a seditious charge at Toronto, has been banned by the censor. A man in Cayuga, who bought a bag of seed potatoes for $3.50. found a note in the bag from the grower, saying: "I sold these potatoes for $1.-10 a bag." a chance for real democratic government in the province of Alberta.-Calgary Herald. The Calgary Herald's contention that the Sifton government of Alberta -*s autocratic is as far as it can be from.-the truth. Is it not a democratic government .�which placed on the statute books the i Direct Legislation Act, a measure! intelligent This is the vision of the Alberta government with regard to the soldiers, the war and after-the-war problems. Compare it with the claptrap being handed out by every. Conservative speaker in this campaign, and the j contrast cannot help but impress the) elector. The Sifton Lieut. Guy R. Yerxa of Calgary, is officially stated to have won the Mili-i tary Cross in a previous engagement to that in which he fell mortally wounded. Lieut.-Col. B.B. Hepburn. M.P.T of I Picton, well known throughout the province as the head of the Ontario & Quebec Navigation Co., has been appointed assistant director of timber operations in England. j Mrs. George Rutledge. of London township was found by her husband dead sitting in her chair with pen in hand, having passed away while writ-j ing to her soldier son. The strike of railway tenmsters iti Toronto, which has been hampering the movement of freight shipments from terminal yards to consignees' warehouses was called off. The Dominion government observatory at the summit of Sulphur Mountain at Banff, has been struck by lightning and almost completely wrecked. Herbert Mitchell, writing home to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell, of Pelham township, reports that after lying wounded 24 hours, two Germans carried him to the Canadian lines. Rev. G. W. H. Troup, formerly of McGill university and Harvard, some time master of Upper Canada col-lego and pastor at Ottawa Unitarian church, has received a commission in a battalion of British Grenadiers. The colors of a Canadian battalion composed originally entirely of Ameri-j can-born was deposited in St. Paul's London. Lady Eerley and Mrs. Page, wife of the American ambassador, participating in the ceremony. H. F. Lee. noted che3s player and writer on the game, died at Chicago, aged fi2. He was former western chess champion and many times presi-' dent and secretary of the Western' Chess association.  more democratic than can be boasted j ernment has set itself to build for the by the people of any other province j future of of the Dominion. The Conservatives complained when the measure was before the House that it was nothing but a "Yankee institution which will wreck the constitution of the Dominion." The Liquor Act of 1915 was initiated by the people of the province, passed by them and handed on to the legislature to pass and the Sifton government saw to it that it was passed. Was that autocratic? The Siflon government gave the women of the province equal rights with men. Was that democratic? the province, for the day when the boys come home. The opposition seems to be content to confine its efforts to criticizing the government on the matter of the soldiers' vote and the alien vote, about which the soldiers at the front are making no fuss, being quite content with what the government has done. On their records in this campaign, which ' party should be returned to power on June 7th? The Sifton government should be returned and the | Sifton government will be returned. Lady Drummond, in London, has gov- j received �210 from the Women's ] Auxiliary to the Canadian club of Boston, Mass., being the proceeds of their booth at a national allied club bazaar for the King George and Queen Mary Maple Leaf club and also lo help Canadian prisoners of war in Germany. Lady Drummond has also received �105 for the Military Hospitals Baseball league, from the Canadian club, of New York. , Farm Risks Only Accepted by this Company. We now carry risks aggregating Over $1,000,000 We oiler farmers the cheapest insurance they can carry. The Company is a '"mutual" and absolutely safe. Assets are $30,000 in Excess of Liabilities PLEASE SEND APPLICATIONS TO THE SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION WRITE TO THE SECRETARY THE MILK RIVER MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO. PAUL MADGE, PRES. Milk River, Alta. GEO. WATSON, Secy-Milk River, Alta. SKIFF For Sale AT A BARGAIN A four-oarod Lep-Sprealc Skiff, newly painted, has been donated to the 3IR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER,. I. O. D. E., nnrt is fop sale, and can ho viewed by phoning Mrs. W. H. Holt, 947 8eventh Street A. sS. PHONE 655 Proceeds for Funds of Chapter Buttermilk We have.a supply of Fresh Buttermilk on our milk delivery wagons at ail times. 5c Per Quart It is better to drink good, fresh buttermilk than the Lethbridge water at the present time. J Andrew Lamacz. who is charged with having eloped from Chipman, Alberta with the 15-year-old daughter of John Warzawska. has been arrested by the provincial policemen a farm near Francis. Sask. He and the girl were living together as man and wife. They will be brought back to Alberta, where Lamacz faces a charge of abduction. The girl's father offered ?100 reward for his arrest.1 AUCTION SALE of Ptirerbred_Short!iorn Bulls WILL BE HELD AT Crystal Dairy Ltd. Phone 1576 LETHBRIDGE DIRECTORY OF AUTO-LIVERY AND DRAYING DRAYING Phones 1345 or 1356 Turner & Witchell Office at Kennedy's 410 13th St How painfully loyal are the Mich- The Sifton government refused to i enerites. If they are defeated it will arrogate to Itself the right to extend the life of the legislature. Was that autocratic? The Sifton government refused to disfranchise British subjects who were^British subjects before the war and who have behaved , themselves since. Was that autocratic? The Sifton government went after cheaper money for the farmers and " got.it. Was that autocratic? The Sifton government lent the farmers of the province money with which to build elevators and thus j  broke the elevator monopoly. Was that autocratic'.' . : There is no mora, democratic gov-- eminent in the British Empire today than the provincial government of Alberta. The people know it, too, nasty hints by the Calgary Herald against Hon. A. L. Sifton personally to the contrary. be because of "the pro-German vote against us," as Leader Michener told Red Deer electors Saturday night. The inference is that if you are not a Conservative you are a pro-German. Nice, irresponsible line of talk for a would-be premier of the province. lr-'-~ --- The real issue of the election, says Leader Michener, is the holding of an election during war time. But Manitoba, British Columbia, New Brunswick and three other provinces have held elections since the war broke out, and the fact of the elections being held in war time didn't seem to be much of an issue. Mr. Michener should guess again. THE GOVERNMENT AND THE SOLDIERS-THE OPPOSITION AND THE SOLDIERS- A CONTRAST. Opposition speakers and the opposition press which have been wailing about the soldiers' vote in a vain effort to raise sentimental prejudice against the Sifton government, would do well to read carefully what Hon. Duncan Marshall has to say about Alberta's attitude toward the soldiera. Alberta's soldiers are not greatly concerned about the mutter of representation in the legislature at the present time. There bus been on outcry from them such as is being raised for campaign purposes by Leader Michener and his cohorts. Iu fact, the word from Alberta's soldiers in the "trenches seisms .to indicate that the men-are greatly "pleased that they are to be allowed to both nominate arid elect two men from among themselves who will have no other interests in the House than those of the soldiers. liut what Alberta's soldiers now S. Bacon Hillocks, Marathoner of note, says the Cow Bill is punk legislation. Being a preacher he Bhould know. George Hoadley of Okotoks, Conservative, is. a rancher. He said, on the flbor of the House that it was one of the fineBt bits of legislation he had ever seen. Being a rancher, he isn't expected to know so much about it, as Rev. Mr. Hillocks. The Conservative lines seem to be badly .crossed in this election. BUTTER ? What are you paying fork? Save money by using MORE CR0WNJRAND gornHsyrdp A wholesome spread for a slice of Bread - and children "love" it. 2, 5, 10, 20 lb. tins alto 3 lb. "Perfect SmI" GI�s� J�r�. Write for free Cook Book, THE CANADA STARCH CO. LIMITED. MONTREAL, Hcmni's Auto Livery 24 Hour Service * Capable Drivers Phone 1312 Dallas Hotel COMMENCING AT 10 A.M. Every bull is � prize winner. All originated from the very best imported stock. Anyone wanting a good pedigreed bull to improve his herd will be well paid by attending this sale. J. H. FRANKEL PROPRIETOR J. W. DURNO, Auctioneer, Midway Stables, Calgary. Phones M6033 - M2358 The Hudson Auto Livery A big Six Cylinder 7-passonger car. One of the best and molt comfortable cars in the city to ride in. COUNTRY TRIP3 PREFERRED Residence Phone 1269-Callt Day or Nigh*. Day Phone, Palace Confection-" ery 668. "Meet us at the Palace." FARM Mr. Michener condemns the Sifton government, says the Edmonton Bulletin, for not arbitrarily extending its term of office-and incidentally his own term As leader of the opposition. At the same time he declares the government is so extravagant and incompetent that the public interests rerpilre that it should be turned out of office. On his own profession Mr. Michener was anxious to compromise with extravagance and incompetence for the price of two or three years' salary as leader of the opposition. His estimate of the ' government's merits is a matter of difference of opinion. His declaration of his o\rn willingness to "sell out" must be taken as correct, �  (ALBERTA FARM LOANS ACT) Dairy men ot 30 years Loans to Farmers, Ilancliers and may be obtained Tor a period on first Mortgage Security. Interest Kates at Actual Cost. Repayment may In; made by equal annual installments of Principal and In terest. Full payment accepted at end of 5th year or at any time I be renter witbou notree or bonus. / * i. For further information address: W. V. NEWSON, Deputy Provincial TfiffeRBiirer; Edmonton, Alberta, of HORSES & CATTLE The Trusts and Guarantee Company, Limited, of Calgary and Lethbridge, Administrators of the Estate of the Late A. C. Christen-sen, of Beazer, Alta., will offer for sale at the C. P. R. STOCK YARDS, CARDSTON, Alta. On SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd, '11 AT TEN A.M. The following horses and cattle which tiro the property of the. Estate Note that while tho safe is at tho C. J.'. H. yards (thoy having kindly been loaned for this purpose) this stock is nil native stock, no imported dogies or Eastern stock. It was till raised on Mr. i ChriBtenseii's plnce, has been well fod during tho winter and Is in good condition, and Is now offered for sale to close up tho Estate. - Most of it is young stock, which w(ll grow into money very fast, and will he a good purchase for any farmer. HORSES-Tho horses, which will be sold in tho morning, are as follows: 4 groy mares. In foal or with foul at. foot, agod about 7 to 10 year's, 1100 to 1200 pounds each, wol! broken; 1 black marei, in foal, aged about six years, broken to work or ride, weight nhout 1150 lbs.; 1 '.saddle gelding, aged about 4; 1 bay maro, hrokon aged about 5, weight about 1250 lbs.; 1 black goldlng, aged about f years, broken, weight about 1H00 lbs.; 'A bay fillies, coming :i years old, work horses, not broken; 1 bay horse; about 17 hond of young geldings and fillies; colts, yearling and two years old, not broken,, work horse type. CATTLE-Halo cif cattlo will begin as soon as the horaos oro sold: 1, Shorthorn bull, said to bo Puro llrod but not registered; about 18 good grade bent cows, in calf or with cult at foot; about 23 yearling steers and helforB; about 20 2-your-old stoors; about 10 dry cows. The above cattlo are most, of thorn of tho Shorthorn or White Face grades, are in good condition and will bo sure money makers for any one. ,' POSITIVELY NO RESERVE TERMS CASH ' EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLO W. L. WILSON, of Lethbridge, Auctioneer DRAYING Ot All Kinds Western Transfer Co. Limited Office-C. P. R. Freight Shed� PHONES Office ........... 1163 Gtables.......... 1064 Alexandra Hotel to livery OVERLAND AND CHALMERS CARS NIGHT AND DAY Clerk, 717 104-0 Phone BOULTON'S AUTO LIVERY A Lethbridge, Alberta We know the country thor. oughly. ' We have had the experience. -It is paid for. TRY us; Phone 1206 ;