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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta iGR FOUR Jtbbrib^e Derail Xetbbri$>ac, HlDcrta r A � uv AND w e e k ly Subscription Rate*: Sally, deliverGiI, per week ..... .1* ail!', deltvered per year -.�.....J5.00 ally, by mail, per year.........I*.00 /eekly, by mail, p�r ynar......$1-60 V�elcly, by mail, per year to tJ.S..$S.OO :\i TELEPHONES Busfnens Office ............... 1*52 I*-'"Editorial Office ............... 1224 W. A. Buchanan President and Managlas Director John Torrance - BusSuesg Manassr Dates of expiry ol aUBseripUons ap-�pear dally on atSdresa latel. Acceptance of papers after ejcplrnUon date Is our authority to continue the attb-Ecriptiob. |the progress .|0f the war it The Austro-Gernian advance has I once more been checked by the It.il-||ians and reports from It.ilian head-'II quarters indicate that they will be Eable to hold the enemy successfully. Kerensky is obtaining increasing support in his efforts to regain control of the situation ?n Russia. He set by other constituenpies so admirably. The action of S. BbU, named as 'a Conservative candidate three years ago and before the people of Canada came to a full realiiation of the seriousness of the crisis and the great need for an united front to the enemy both at home and in the trenches, In wlthdrav'lng his name as a straight party candidate and in then nominating his former political opponent, as he did yesterday not only deserves the greatest commendation but will be remembered in the years to come as the action of a man actuated by the highest sense of his patriotic duty. His example will go far towards cementing the new relationship between former political opponents in this riding so that the Union government supporter may be returned at the coming election. Mr. Buchanan has never, since the conscription issue came to the front at Ottawa, left any doubt as to where he stood when the question of upholding the hands of the boys who are fighting Canada's battles at the front is concerned. And on Monday, on the occasion of his first,opportunity of facing a public gathering of the electors of the constituency since his re- W. A. 1 (CoNTismtD rnoir Fbowt Paob) lately formed Is pledged to the gieat purposes before mentioned and Is representative of the great parties and Industries of the country. Therefore it is resolved that It is necessary for the safety of the country that th� people of Canada unite, forgetting their previous party aftilin-tlons, for the purpose of supporting the Union Government and of giving that government a. national mandate to take without fear' or favor such steps as � may be necessary to deal with the problems arising out of the war, and,to'the end that Canada may take >her proper part in the fight tor freedom^ and the preservation of democracy. And it is further resolved that this convention hereby pledges its support to a Union Governmeht cat^didate to bo nominated by this convention. Political Differences Burlisd ^ At this point in the proceedings W. S. Ball proceeded to the platform and in one of the best speeches he has ever made he put the name of W. A. Buchanan before the convention. Mr. Ball said that the occasion reminded TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1917 -* PICKED MP IN IPQR THM J^USY MAN victoria, B-Ci, Uberal formed an association. unlouiBls turn from Ottawa, he reaffirmed the | ^ the^-g,^.^^Jhen Goo^^^^^^^^^^ stand taken by him in the House. He made it clear that he was for con- ' I scription as pM)vided by the military has secured control of a certain Por-j ^^^.^^g because it is the only pol- tlon of the army and is said to be on his way back to Petrograd with an [ arm�d force. A CONVENTION IWARKED by i SERIOUSNESS AND EARNESTNESS Yesterday's union convention for : tlie Lethbridge federal constituency : saw men, who in the past had been keen political opponents, casting prejudice and partisanship to one side and agreeing that in the best in-. Xet&si% of Canada and the winning,of the war, it was desirable'that unity ; should prevail. The war was conceded to be the uppermost problem and the adoption of drastic war measures, by . a government made up of men of all ' political parties, was recognized as vitally necessary to the maintdnance of our forces at the front. The line difference between union and anti-union candidates is marked. The union, candidate clearl;? stands- unqaailfiedly for conscription of men, wealth and resources and^any anti-UHlOD candidate, it pledged to the �uppt>n of the policy promulgated by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, must be recognized as apL opponent of the Military 9ervJce. A^t True,, this opponent will admit that he will support con-criptlon i: it is carried onya refereu Idnm. What will ho do if the referendum; fails to carry as it certainly will? Efepend upon voluntary support? That wUrbe his alternative and if voluntary effort falls,' as it would, what then? Canada's forces at the fi-ont veould diminish and with no results from YOluntary effort, we would 4fop out of the war. There is no question but that would be the outcome. Vol-litary effort will not succeed, no Matter sunder how favorable the 11 auspices undep- which a voluntary! qampaign la conducted. Anyway, selective military service Is the democratic method of raising ail army. If protects vitally Important war industries jtnd selects for war service only the men who can be actually spared. ^ Ifr.'Buchanan, the union candidate, �will place the case'for union govern-ipent'and selective military service, 48 v.-eil as all the other issues of the day before the electors in a series of meetings to be held all over the constituency. Once the situation is clearly understood by the people we are satisfied, union government will be indorsed on polling day. : The convention was made up of ser-(pUB men, determined to bury  party prejudice and concentrate their whole energy upon bacliing up the brave liien fighting for us in Europe. Pat riotlBm rather than partisanship in-B^ired men. THE LETHBRIDGE FEDERAL NOMINATION The patriotic citizens of ths new Ijethbridge feUeral constituency sjiould' not find it difficult to find cause.for, rejoicing over the action of tpJ9'union convention in unanimously U^mllaK {I supporter of the new Un-i"r.JOn government at their convention in the city on Mondaj;. The unanimity of aqtlon'which marked the choice of Jfr., Buchanan by men of both the , great p6Uti,c:al parties should be the The Imperial Oil Co. Invested ?25,-000 in Victory Bonds at Lethbridge. That's a nice subscription but we mustn't 'forget that' a lot of money has been taken out of Lethbridge by the Imperial Oil Co. in recent years. Just think ot the gasoline^that has \ greatpst eacourageroeut to the people" ^^^^ consumed here this vear, alone. \ of Southern. Alberta who have done icy which will provide that Canada do her full share in the war. and he left no doubt either that he supported Union government because the one big problem of the government was to enforce the n^llifary service act and other'measures for the conscription of Canada's resources to that end. He has not abandoned those principles of tariff on which the Liberal party has fought its battles in the past. He has not abandoned the west to the, interests of the. east. But just as Lloyd George's bitterest political opponents of times past are behind ^ him, supporting him now to the end that Britain may win this -war for the future safety of the Empire andf of demo-., cracy, so has Mr. Buchanan laid aside for the duration of- the' war his old party principles which have to do with Canada's domestic problems in order that he may get behind Sir Robert Boyden and his new union cabinet on the great question which has to do with Canada's^ whole future^the winning of the war. It is because Mr. Buchanan has taken this stand that Mr. Ball and his supporters have disparaged a party fight at this time and thfb'wn their support to the union nominee. With that spirit prevailing on both sides, and a determination to fight for the success of the party of the big isane, there should be no doubt ot the result on December 17th when the returns from the Lethbridge constituency are received.' � can Kerensky come back? All hail, . th� thousand. Hail Co.'s thirty The Military Service Act is the chief Issue of the election, i The Farmer's Hail Co. believes in Canada even though Canadian weather occasionally brings it losses in h^il storms. Unless there is a really important issue to be decided, wh^ can't a municipal election in Lethbridge be avoided this year.) A contest between union government and a Laurier Liberal means a clean cut issue between conscription or no conscription, staying in the war or getting out. The Llbei'al convention at Edmonton put itself on record against the Military Service Act. That fact, with all that it means, must not be overlooked by the elector's. The proof of the .value of the Victory loan ii in the Investors. The Parmer's Hail Co. invests its surplus in Victory bonds, because 5 1-2 per cent, is a good rate and Canada is a reliable client. : their part so magnificently in the war 80 far-^not bepaUse Mr, Buchanan was named particularly, but because of the fact that the action of the convention will prdre beyond any ^, ipanner of doubt that the sincere peo-'%' pie of this constituency in Canada, ^e ^ehind the unioQ governmeiit oJt , Hobert Borden which haa'pledged ^s^lteelf to the one great task of carry-if Canad'a'B part iu this struggle to" at" pupce^ssful conclusion. It is the l^Jted'action ot former political opi pMe!!Q,t8=.. rather �than the selection of' .^y'lWtipiilar standard bearer -which ]� the outstanding feature of union �!5miua;.la�B these days, and we are giad to.be'ttble to say that Lethbridge fe'^fdustUuency has upheld the record Uoiids!' able to judge the great majority of the right thinking people of Canada -svere in favor of union, government. The meeting had been called for the purpose of choosing a union candidate, and there were plenty ot indications that the meeting was union in its composition when S. J. Shepherd and Hugh Boyd, and Fred Karren and Geo. Heathershaw cai^' be brought together in a common political aim. "�While l' have been the Conservative candidate in this riding for the past three years along straight parly lines, I have withdrawn in favor of the candidate to be named here today by this convtintion. I have endeavored to do what many men around me today are doing, what men from Halifax to Victoria, are doing, put, loyalty to Canada before loyalty to I my ^ political party. There are many ' men here who have been loyal sup-portervof both political parties. Both parties have had^ great principles in the past, but men the country over have put these principles to one side for the present in the -best interests of their country. We have had forced on us a war such as theworld has never before witnessed. We have com'e to a realisation of the fact that it will, take an iTHlted front to win the struggle and that is what we are doing here teday. I know, it is hard for some of us Conservatives to accejrt other members of the government, v We are all sacrificing. It is hard for a party man to throw aside party feelings and^ support a man he has been fighting all along. But men are doing that^^all over Canada, and . for that;, reason I have resigned my party ribminatiqn to support the man^I am about to nominate. I am going to ask all stip-porters of union government to support that man. Mr. Chairman, I take-great pleasure in now placing in nomination the name 0(� W. A. Buchanan, (cheers), who would have been my opponent had union not been consummated. I take this opportunity to ask Conservatives of this riding to support him most enthusiastically and mbst heartily. I am going to support him to the best-of my ability and I ask my former supporters to work just as hard for^ his election as they would have worked for my own. We are going to have,opposition in this riding. A , convention has been, called to meet'in Lethbridge on the 16th to name a man. We must not be asleep at the switch." / Tribute to Mr. Ball At the conclusion of Mr. Ball's speech, which had been most earnest and straightforward, the delegates rose to a jnan and cheered the man who had ^criflced personal amblliions for the sake of unity in thls"~hour of crisis. It was a great tribute to Mr. Ball and one that he will long remember. Farmer Seconds Motion . Mr. Jellift of Ral^y, in seconding the nomination, expressed .his great appreciation of the magnanimous attitude taken by Mr. Ball at this crisis in the most momentous struggle to defend the liberties of us all.^ This is no time for dissension he declared. Great Britain had gone from one political crisis to another after the start � of the war until Lloyd George had j come forward and had succeeded in ' gathering around him the best trains i of the nation, men of all political 1 stripes until a strong union govern- j ment had been formed. Russia is in j the throes of a revolution for the very j lack of th* unity which the war has \ shown to be so necessary. The United States is calling oi* the best minds of the nation today id their effort to do their -whole duty to humanity. And Canada must do t4ie same. We must have unity, ^solute, complete, in order that all the resources of Canada may be thrown into the fight. "All "honor to Premier Borden who ha, thrown off the shackles of political party and united with himself at the head of the nation's affairs the best executive heads to be found in both parties. We honor him for his stand, so what could be more' natural than that we here today should give tlie nomination of this convention to a man who looked across the Atlantic to the b'byfe weltering in the mud of j France and FlandersV, broke wltli liisi party leader and voted to uphold tlieir j ha^ds. The iron cross of iniiltary autocracy and the star and crescent of the east must give way to the cross of Jesus Christ and the liberty and freedom-ot the world." The "Ayes" Have It Chairman Hardie then put the nomination to the convention and with one great "Aye" they signified their unanimous approval. Mr. Buchanan in taking the platform amidst the wildest cheers, said he appeared before an unusual, audience under rather unuBUal ^�Ircumuta^n-^ I'f.s!. He apprdftiated the honor �w'ljiclfl K. B. Morphy, ox-M.P,, '->vlll be the union candidate In North Perth. The late Sir Mortimer Clark, of Toronto, loft an estate valued at {la'J.OiiT., Lleiit.-Col, B. S. Wigle, ot Windsor, was named as uuioiw^candidate in South Essex. ^ *^ Miss Deborah Bonlst^el was instantly killed liy a train striking nn automobile on !i crossing at BellBVillc. ^ - Lieut. Van Patten, son of a farmer in the Camrose district, was killed in action. He was a native of the United States. Immigration into JVestorn Canada for the past ten months was more than double tRat in the snme period of last year, and njore than treble that in the first ten months of. li>13. Lieut. J. R. Riddell, son ot Korman M. Riddell, merchant of Carleton Place, Out., -was killo.':! in ;iotlon. T. Dryden is standing ns :in independent Liberal in Dufferin county. At � the moiithly meeting of the Guelph Board of Trade, an engrossed address and a purse ot gold containing SaOO, was presented to 'Siv. Alex.-Mackenzie, who, after being ii telegraph operator for over 4S years in this city, has been compelled to retire fur health reasons. X London cable to the New York Tribune suggests, that Gen. Smuts, the foriner-Boer soldier and South African statesman is ''one man more than any other who would fill the bill'' if the allied nations deoide to have � commander-in-chief. He is now a member of the British War Cabinet, and has accompanied Premier Lloyd George to Italy. . Lieut. Hovvland Vincent Pickering, one of the University of Toronto's most brilliant graduates, and a former,member of the staff ot the Faculty of Education, was killed in action in France on October 26. Ho was thirty-two,-years of-ago, and was born at Arkona, Ont.,; ivliere ' his father was Principal of the Piiblie School. . ~ ' ' , ' Lt. Edgar W. Patten, ot St. George, Ont., wag killed In action. H. R. Hair, ex-M.P., was''n.imed as Ubernl' candidate' in West Peterboro. East York Liberals decided to support Jnnies Ballimtyne, the Labor can-dldatu. Lieut. Reginald Brunton. son of Mr, W. A. Brunton ot Newmarket, was killed lin action. Lieut, Charles M. Bayno, Lang, Saskatchewan, formerly of Asliton, Ont., was killed in action. His father is a Presbyterian mlnisteK Lieut. Harold M. Groves, son of the late Principal W. E. Groves of Hyer-son School, Toronto, has been killed in action. mmmi SLACKERS !NR!. SERVICE - Montreal, Xof' 12:-Mrhe following has been sent out by Lord Shaugh-" nessy, president of "Canadian Pacific Railway as a "23" message which takes precedence over all pther messages and is communicated to every employee of the company: y "Uhder the Military -Service law it Is illegal to engage or to continue on the company's service any persok within Class 1 who has not on or before November 10, 1917, reported for military service or applied for exemption and the company is requested forthwith after said date to ascertaiit and report to the government, the names and addresses and whereabouts of all employees within Class 1 who have not so reported for service or applied for exemption. Please take measures to secure observation of the la-w in these respects. (Sgd.) "SHAUGHNESSY:" ' patrol boat ashore Washington, Nov. 12.-The navy department announced today tlrat a pari trol boat had gone ashore In homo waters, the name of the boat and Its location being withheld." NO one was injured so f�r as reports received show, and efforts to refloat the vessel were begun at once. It is your patriotic duty Victory Bonds. __- \ � � - to-Buy Lieut.-Col. M. F. Mulr has reslgiied the command of the 'JSth Rrant Dragoons, after 36 years, connection, and is succeeded by Lieut.-Col W. K. Muir. Alfred Leduc, Liberal candidate in the Westmoimt-St. Henry divisluu, Montreal, said he \vould be willing to pay for five soldiers at $2.BO a day tor the remainder ot the war. Capt. Matron Annie, Hartley, fro^i Brantford, of No. 4 Toronto Univers-ity Hospital Unit, has been invested -vvlth the Order of the Royal Red. Cross for her work at Saloniki. Naturalized enemy-born, also persons whose fathers 4ire enemy-born, are disqualified from voting on the referendum on conscription in Australia. Philip Pearsall and hisSsou, Percival, aged, respectively, 50 ,\ind 26, who came from their home, near Pict^n, to Kingston with apples, were found suffocated by gas. The Jlilitary Hospitals Commission is to erect immediately, at London a cbnvalescent home for returned soldiers, -with three hundred beds, and capacity for expansion to six hundred or more as required. Word has bean received that Lieut. Colin Macleod, prominent Macleod barrister -who went overseas with the 191st, has/been awarded the D.C.M., and been recommended a commission for bravery in^aption. 370 Wether AND 560 Ewe 370 aged and 380 3 yrs. and older. ALL GOOD MOUTHED. EWES FOR SALE These are large ewes. Lambs are from Purebred Shropshire and Oxford Bucks. The f elger Farming Co. Ltd: Box 940 Telephone r 411 The Grain Grower's Guide thinks it -Is extremely likely that betore'^spring there will be a complete prohibition of the consumption of beef in Canada. There is a yxc-iX shortage of beef far the soldiers at the front. It Will be pretty hard to do ^vithout beef ia Canada, but if it is a question of doing without it at home or our soldiers-doing without it at the front, there Is only one way to decide -..uch a. ,fluestIon. Iu the meantime, Ouiil'e, 'says, every patriotic Canadian Shbii^d'.cut down the consumption of _ _____ .......----- rr beef tot^ie'lowest possible (luantli.y. jhad l)^n done hlni but realized ttfe An pjHP9ftunJty, to do your (.'hrist mas 'Bhopailng early -^Buy Victory hunlf n he was undertakin "i'U! first of all," declared the nom-inue, [ must express my apprecla- (CoNl'IJnjJEO 'on Paob 6j. AUCTION SALE OF FARM STOCK & IMPLEMENTS At*my farm N. Wi ^^ 21-8-20, 9 miles south east of Lethbridge and 6 miles south west of Coaldale, on MONDAY, NOV. 19th CATTLE-12 milch cows; 6 heifers, rising 2 years old, supposed to be in calf;, 3 heifer calves; 5 steer calves; 1 Shorthorn bull, 2 years old. HORSES-1 heavy team of geldings, fl and 10 years old; 1 heavy mare, 6 years old; 2 light mares, 5 and 6 year.sojld; 1 saddle pony; 1 2-year old filly; 1 matched team, marc and geld in g^.'! years old; 1 team ot pony mares; fi fillies, 1 year old; 1 sucking colt, filly; 1 jiure bred Clyde mare, 10 years old;' 1 pure bred Clyde mare, ."i year.'; old; 1 pure hrpd horse colt, .1 months old; 1 bay mare, 3 years old, weight 1300; 1 sorrel mare, ?, years old, weight 1350; 1 hay mare, 8 years old, weight 1300; 1 pure bred Suffolk Punch mare, 4 y^ears old,'in foal, weight 1500; 1 mare and colt, 9 lyears old, weight 1300; 1 brown mare and gflU, S years old, weight 1300; 1 bay mare and colt, 7 years old, �vvelglit 1300; 1 driving mare, 8 years old, weight 1100; 1 brov/n m.-ire and colt, ) years old, weight 1.500; 1 bay gelding, 6 years old, _weight ICOO; I grey gelding. 5 years old, weight 1500; 1 team brown geldings, S and 9 yearg old, weight 2400; 1 team niatehed brown geldings, G years old, weiglit 2800; 1 black Percli'�ron mare, 4 years old, weight 1600; i jnire breil ."ercheron staiiioh, ,.T years old, weight 1750 Ilj.s.; 1 pair geid-ing�, G aiiil 6 years old, weight 3000; 1 horxe colt, 1 year old; 2 geldings. :', years pld. , ^ j IMPLEMENT^,-! bundle wagon and rack; 1 Massey-IIarrin Hc>r;fV di-.'!i; 1 surface packer; 1 gang plow 12-inch stubble arid broal:-or bottom.i; 1-JOhn Deere gung plow, 14-ii)ch stubble i>ottom; 1 .walkinK plow, stubble "and breafter bottom; 1 fencing machine; 1 , gasoline enKiuB, & h.p.;l'gasoline engine, 1 h.p.; l feed grindor; a funiiiiig mill,'�.7 sets double harness; 2 sets single harness; 1 fleparufirt';fi^l.'. galvanized- knock-flbwn tanlt, 2ii barrels; i pump and-Binkr''! Chevrolet,'touring car will be offered for .sale with a reserve bW. SALE C0IVIMENCE8 10 A.M. TEPMS-CASH. LUNCH AT NOON. P. LeVALLIE, Auctioneer.  MAX DONALDSON, Owner ^ A Safe Investment LANTERNS COLD BLAST, - - - 98c each ^ ,. j ^HILE THEY LAST HAYR HARDWARE CO. / � THE HOME OF THE VICTROLA Is the keynote of merchandise sold in the Mason & Risch slores. Whether you buy a package bf phonograph needles, a Victor Record, a Violin, or ^ a beautiful grand piano, - ' ^ You may feel secure that you . have received full values to ihe , extent of your expenditure. MASON a RISCH LIMITED BALMORA.b BLOcii FIFTH 8T. �8.^^ . LETHBBIDQe 1 (I Unreserved AUCTION SALE Of Farm Stock and Implements On Tuesday, November 20th ' AT ONE O'CLOCK SHARP ONE MILE WEST OF COALDALE THE FOLLOWING HORSES; ,1 black'mare, 5 years old, 1500 lbs.; 1 sorrel mare, 5 year.s old,-159.0 lbs.; 1 grey liiare, 8-years old, 1600 lb8.; 1 grey lunre, 8 year.s 61(3, 1�00 lbs.; 1'bay mare, 7 years old,-1100 Ibi.; 1 black mure colt, 1 year old; G.,mares and geldings, from i to K years old,'weights from 1000 to 1400 lbs. CATTLE: 5 cows Villking, 3 to S years old, bred to Shprtioni bull; 2 heifer.s, rising 2 years old; 3 heifer calves; 1 Shorthorn Durham bull; 2-ewe lainbs; 2,cows, H years old, due to be fresh .shortly; titows, froin 3 to,7 years old and due to be fresh In iVIarch and-^AprJl. These ccws are of the dairy type and are good.ones; .1 heifer, rising three years old; 2 heifers, rising 2 years old; 7 heifer calves; 3 steer calves; 1 Holstein bull, 3 years old; 1 Holstein hull, rising 2 years old. IMPLEMENTS; 1 hay Stacker; 2, bull rakea; 2 mowern;! hay rake; 1 double.disc in and out throw; 1 lumber wagrfn and box; 1 hay rack; 1 .>jct of iron harrows; ] set of team h IMPLEMENTS The iiiMler8ij>lied will sell by Public Auction at^SV. 20-11-19,1 111ile south of Tiiiiii V^i), ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14th AT 1 O'CLOCK ' HORSES ; I black mare, 10 year.s old, in foul, 1400 lbs.; 1 bluck mare, 9 years old, in foal, 1400 Ihs.; 1 bay mare, S) years old. in foal, 1500 lbs.; 1 bay mare, 7 years old, 1600 lbs.; 1 black mare, 4 years old, in foal, 1400 lbs,; 1 black.mare, 3 years old,,in foal, ISOO'lbs.; 2 black geldings, coming'2 years old; '2 ntares coming 2 years old; 1 blade, colt, 0 months old; 1 hay colt, 4, months old; 1 black gelding, i) years old,-1000 lbs. ' . 1 red,cow, 4 years old; 1 sijptted cow, 3 years old; 1 red ohsv, 3 years old; 1 steer coming 2 years old; 1 heifar coming 2 years old; C spring calyas. ' , . / , f E.{^j^,^);)VSlH,.,Y , , free LUNCH.AT.NOpN,. �'mart FLOOD,'dwiier ' " ' - b.^.'spencer, Auctioneer . II " II � ' . ' 1,1. m' !� 31 ;