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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 191� THE LETIiBKIDGE DAmy YmiRALO THAT SON-IN-LAW OF PA'S PAGE THREE By Wellingt on SEE THAT *THEY DON'T ESC^qpE; V(Hll.ei'pHONER)RTHE - iPoucE?r"--- JUSTICE TO GERMANY ? / � ? ? > > �> > > � fi. (New York Outlook). The ,fundamental vice ot Germany � �rhich lias brought this tragedy upon many to these provisions ot international law, although she had herself subscribed to them. Belgians have been employed in labors cont'-lbuting to the German arms. Churches, libraries, museums, have beeii specially marked out for destruction. tfoBpitalK have been cho.?Bi)'as targets for boni- ii^rwoHd ir the"facrthatisrreTo"g: ^^^..j^'^fi}^^! ''-^ jilzes no divine laws, nothing super lor to her o,wn seJf-wIll, po sovereignty to which she should be loyal. The only law she knows is the law whicli the state enacts. Vecognize laws which the different States unite to en^ct, although she has united with tliem in the enactment. But there- are divine laws to which nations are subject. Might does not make the supreme right. The posses-ulon of power does not make the possessor free from his obligation to use his power in obedience to the been seized and expatriated, and hundreds of them shot without trial. And on the sea the long-required law that no merchant with Germany what they will. When , Y^f f' '^^",2',^ '''."!?,r"^�5 ^^^.1? that.da'y arrives, how.ought th^y ^^^^^^ disMed mat Silr'e'of 'thee "bl'fo do'utuy^'d '"f^Urrti^af just'^dernd-T tr^ove irt' t"d \Vwaik humW ^^"7"^'S^'^^^ \^ h?,�"of with thy God?" What the King of 1" standard but .the equal rights of Nations will re.quire of us is that we deal justly with Germany. AVhat is justice? A classical definition is that furn-iuhed by: the Institutes of J ustinian nearly.,tw6 thousand years ago: "A constiant arid perpetual will to render 1^0 each one his own right." France wnU Belgium have a clear, right to reparation for the injury inflicted upon them'in violation of law and of Oermany'sf, express agreement, and to iprptectibri against, any repetition, of euch wrong^ in the future. It is just to requii-e Gerinany to''furnish this reparation find this protection. ' In Jiine, 1914, the Austrian Crown Pripge was assassinsited by" a Serbian. Austiria charged the 'Serbian Govern-!Higpt,'.6tf iciy s, with .being; accessory to th"e .crimia,.' Serbia, denied .tiiei cliarge and prdpbsecl to leave t}�e .question to judicial trial .by ihe Court at The Hague. If .tliere .ever was ^a case for Independent and '. impartial' investigation- by a judicial liody, it was this case, Anstria refused and Germany sanctioned, if she dW iiot inspire, the-I'efusal. Kiissia came to the defense of Serbia; Germany attacked not Rus-Hia but France. She had no -cause of complaint against France except her guess that France -would come to the aid of Knssia. In heii attack against liYance slie invaded Belgium, whose neutrality she^had herself guaranteed. In this invasion .she frankly acknow-Dedged herself at fault in the following-j declaration of her Prime Minister: Gentlemen,'w6. are confronted by a lieoesslty, and necessity knows no ' Oaw. Our troops have occupied Luxemburg, and have perhaps already entered Belgium. Gentlemen, this is contraiy'tp "interuatiortal, Maw. The iFre.nch Goyerhiniantt l� 'is;true, declar-. ed W ;?rflS8el'y?0i(il;. it-^w^ the ieytr'ality'^qf JBelgium- so,long,'as the ;0iiBBay'Bliefuiayd6 sb; W^^ kiiow, howe;i^^^)where the. sick and wounded ^re collected, must be epar-od, provided they, are not being used �t the time for militaiT purpoBes; (3) that family honoi: and rights, the lives of persons, and private property, as well as religious convictions and practice, must be respected; (4) that pillage Is formally forbidden; (5) that hospital ships shall be roapeoled and exempt;from capture; (6) that the attack or boipbardment - by whatever jnaana of towns, villages, dwellingR, the Hague convention which she has signed, and in the ease of Belgium by the statement made by the German Prime.Minister to the Reichstag at the opening of the war. It is juat that she give to the AllieB from her. ports a ship for every one whloh she has lawlessly sunk at gea. It is just that the coat of this reparation be made to fall as far as possible on the individuals in Germany who'are responsible for the conduct of (the war rather than on thp common people; who have been coerced of deluded, into their support. Tharefore it would be; just to take! po8s�SBion of Geriiiany - as Germany took poBBesslon of Belgium, and confiscate the property of the war lords including the Kalaier, confiscate the Krupp works and all other munition factories, conflsoate the landed - property of the Junker .class without whose support the Ava/would not and could" not have been'maintained, and use 'the � proceeds of these confiaca-tions in paying the damages due to Belgium and France. ,It would be just to spilt the great estates into.small holdings and to sell them to peasants on - some adequate security, that they would occupy and oijltivate them. ..This would be just or buildings which are undefended is ' because such a peasant occupation of prohibited; (7) that no general pen-1 the land would be the best xiraotical alty, pecuniary or otherwise, shall be infllctod upon the population on ac-.count, or the aots of Individuals, for 1)which . they cannot be 'regarded as \ Jointly and'severally responplble. In. the invasion ' of Belgium ' and lYance. no attention was paid by Ger- guarantee against militarism in the future. It wolild be just to dismantle the forts, reduce the fleet, and do wbaU ever is necessary in the disorganization or reorganization of the army to give reasonable 'ass-urance that it| � FARMER INVESTS $100,000 "^Winnipeg.-Ferdinand La Fleche, Who cultivates 1,606'acres west of Winnipeg, called at the Victory Loan of-brought upon the civilized world, this i^ioe Saturday and-gave his cheque for unparalleled tragedy. It would be just to put an army .of occupation in Germany  until these acts of justice were accomplished. And it would be just to � restore, to Prance the territories of Alsace, arid Lorraine, of which Germany robbed her in 1871; and it would not be just to restore to Germany any of the colonies of which she has been depriv.ed by this war unless the citizens, in those colonies consented by a free and untrammeled'vote to again come under German sovereignty. We are not outlining a policy. We are not attempting -to. cover, in one brief article all the rights and duti,es of the European peoples. We are only attempting to point out what would be just in respect to Germany, li'rRnce and Belgium. We are not saying that the course Avhich we have' outlined would be expedient; we are simply saying tliat it would be just. It would meet the definition furnished by the president in his address ' of September 28: "A justice that plays Jio favorites and knows no standard but the equal rights of the several peoples concerned." It would accord with Justinian's definition of justice. "A constant and perpetual will to render to each one his own right," JIOO.OOO for "Victory bonds. La Fleche was bora in Louis-yille, Out., and came west in 188G. He Is aged 40, and is a bachelor. NOTICE To Whom it May iConcern: This is to certity"that B. N. Schwfeit-7,�!T has applied to the attorney general for.a, license to operate the Dominion Bbwlirig Alley at Lethbrldge, Alta. Recbmmeiided by W. J. Armstrong and.E. B. Hill. , E. N. SCH-WEITZER. 2V7-i Applicant. AUCTIOI^ SALES i have been favored with Instructions from the following gentlemen to sell by Public Auction at their respective places. Dates Wai Be Advertised When Ban Prohibitins Auction Sales is Lifted. A. R. WOCKNITZ, 30-6-22, near Magrath. An extra fine bunch of pure bred and grade Percheron horses^-cattle, pigs, farm Implements, etc. . \ W. Hi JENKS, 33-10-22, near Nobleford. Some fine work horses and brood mares. An, exceptionally good herd of milk cows, pigs, farm implements, household furniture, etc. W. F. HOPKINS, HardicviUe. , Some fine matched teams of horses, cattle, farm Implements, household furniture, etc. Also two dwelling houses and lota. GEORGE P. PORTER 327 11th Street S. Auctioneer Phone 1692 Reference-Those from whom I have been favored with sales. Dr.A.T.Spankie M;p^;C.M. EYE* EAR, NOSE AND THROAT 8PECIALI8T Office rooms 121-122 New P, Bums Building, Corner 8th At*. and 2ud-St. East. Calgary. Office Phone M2848 Realdencd Phone M2077 Interne and House Snrgeon. Manhattan Eye. Ear. Nose and Throat Hospital, New York City, 1911-1914. SpeclallBt to Calaary School Board Epidemic 6f Influenza Instructions Regarding the Care of Sick Persons AUCTIONEER Long ezper{enc� n stbok and farm machinery. Sales eondncV ed In any part ot Alberta. P.LAVALLEY : COALDALE, ALBERTA For Date* and Rates Call Th* Dowstey . Letl> bridge. Phone 1809 Freelfi Elliott Sheet MetdWorict 'Winter will looa be taer�be kept in a thermos bot-^ tie. Patients should drink some water when awake. PRECAUTiONS Precautions-All mouth washes bath water, exeta, and uneaten liquid food should be thrown into the^ toilet by the attendant. All bags, napkiiis, scraps of tmeaten food, mouth swab, etc., should bo' wrapped in clean newspaper before being carried to the kitchen to be destroyed by burning. � All linen, sheets, masks, towels, etc., should be submerged in a large kettle of cold water in the sick room, or put in a pillowslip or laundry bag. This can bo safely carried to the kitchen stove and when contents have^ been boiled five minutes anyone may finish caring for the linen. When attendant cannot stop to' wash^ her own. fiands, door knobs, faucets, etc.,. should- be protected by scraps, of newspaper which may be destroyed after each' using. Attendants must be constantly masked, must wear; big all-over a,prons in sick room, changing It to a different one always before entering any other part of the house. Attendant must keep facilities for Washing her own hands, soap, nail brush and paper towels in clean place anid never touch the patient or patients utensils without afterward cleansing Uer own hands thoroughly. Running water is better and safer than: a basin of weak disinfectant kept,for. the hands alone. Everything used for the patient should be kept separately from the supplies for the rest of the^iiouseholi This means dishes, bed Jiues. bath wrappers; towels, face dotlisi rocking chair, etc. - . Families can help visiting nuraas and aids ,by having hot watert.towels, [ an4 newspapeir, ready'When.'nur8es*?ar64 expected., ' (Signed) � ' / Provincial Health Depariiiient THE ROY ELECTRIC .Xleetrleal Contnetlas oC Ul'' tractor, cylindeiifi; ~ and/ tttf- -' oversize plBtops and' rlns^ We h^TBVlB'stOQkil^ti-  overBl�6i jIstoBB,^'-- � m9keB,of.|(^i,^|;^ 2M 1"* aWiBI' ;