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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1918 I HE LETHBRIDGE, DAILY HERALD PAGE SEVEN People's Forum Communications under thla must bear the signature* writers. / heading of the PATRONIZE HOME MERCHANTS Kdltor Herald: Dour Sir,-I would like to use a little space in your valuable paper on which to make a few com men tH on the above mentioned subject. On account of the enormous Increase In the cost of the necessaries of life since the beginning of the war, it. Ms a serious and difficult problem for the consumers to manage to meet it, wages have been increased, but not in proportion to tho cost of living, and according to the predictions of economic thinkers and writers, tho high cost of living will be with us for a long time after the termination of the war. ' There are muny people who believe lhul. tho retail merchants are to blame J'or part of the high cost of the necessaries of life, and for which the consumers have to pay, and to some extent, they are correct in this belief; there is positively too much difference in the price-which the producers and thoi manufacturers receive for their commodities, and the pqjee which the consumers have to pay. The Calgary Canadian has made a suggestion which 1 believe should be given serious thought by: Uie Retail Merchants' 'associations in all the cities and districts, which is to the effect, cooperation by the merchants in purchasing merchandise, some plan might be devised whereby their association could bo the purchasing agent for all of its members, arid %y ao doing could purchase in large quantities, and direct from the manufacturers and producers, thla would eliminate a lot of the extra cost which the consumers are now paying, and would enable the merchants to come nearer meeting the prices of -catalogue' houses. There is another ^natter which it lines will be, beneficial to both. What I have said, is for the purpose of creating a rioaer cooperation between the local merchants, local producers and the consumers, and hope that it may have that effect. Yours truly, H. GAbVIN. DEFENDS SEGREGATION. 1625 3rd Ave. N. Lethbridge The Editor, Lethbridge Herald, Sir: I have read the various letters re "Vice," and I may also say with disgust. One thing I cannot understand is why the soldiers' names should be brought into the matter at all. Who might he woll for the merchants who ! we the soldiers of today but. the civ handle farm produce to consider, and remedy, and that is, not to discriminate against the' local producer, the illans of four years ago or less? f thinlt they arc just as good perhaps better, than those who talk so much about them. But. it. was riot Canadians/ who were referred to*, Well, that. Is something to thank the Lord for. There are. some people . , , � .who have a mania for finding holes in when..Hl.ey .!*equlr.e. cash, instead of jUu, oUler fe,|0W8. ,.oatSi especially the home farmer, when-purchasing farm products, there, is no justification for looa) merchnnts'to refuse to pay local farmers cash for their farm products, compelling: them to accept merchan diBe, when the merchants buy from the wholesalers who, in most cases have produce shipped in from outside points, they must pay cash. Farmers who buy land cloBe to the city, have to pay a high price for it on Account of it being located close to the city, and are entitled to the home market Tor the products raised on their land, it 'is, as much the duty of the local merchants' to patronize the local farmer, as'it is for the loca.I farmer to patronize the local merchant, a general application of patronage along these mayor's coat, and magnify anything they find is detrimental to the other! Is that fair or manly? I don't think so. Criticism ib all right of a system that has faile-J to bring any improvement. But segregation in this city has made it a better place to live in than it was. Some years ago there was a cry out about the Condition of the city. Those who were in power at that time set to work to clean up and made a great blow about having cleaned the -city of "vice." But. what was the result? Houses of ill fame sprang up all over North Ward, and I think other parts of the city were just, as bad. Women and girls could not go down town after dark without an escort, and people were disturbed at night wit'h men knocking at the wrong doors.. This can be verified by anyone who can 'make inquiry. One letter*! read with disgust. Was it written with the intention of leading peo pie to think that Mayor Hardie advo RUSSIAN EX-PREMIER AN ASSASSIN'S VICTIM Stockholm, Oct. -9.-Alexander Ked-ervitch Trepoff, former premier, bus been shot, according to advices from Petrograd. Alexander V. TrepoVf was born liii years ago. From his childhood he was destined tor the and in this, pro fosh-Ion he remained until hr; had reached the age of 27, when lm resigned to take a place in the ministry of the interior. Emperor Nicholas appointed him to theMmperliil council in 1914 and in 191-1! he became premier. Prom tills office he resigned on .Ian. !). 1917. Tie wa's responsible fur the great railroad building program which was begun three years ago and interrupted by the revolution. Imitated-never equalled There is as much difference between Sunlight Soap and its imitators ��i there is between sunlight and artificial'light. Why? Absolute purity with superior cleansing powers-more rial soap for your money-you get them in Sunlight Seep. LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED.  TORONTO. ONT. t have so much time to .criticise the mayor have not had time to think out arid propose a better plan.. I infection, which results in .rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, etc. Once established, thcBe diseases develop, as the cause lias not been remedied, and the kidneys still fail to perform their proper function, ami clear the blood. ' How to Remedy the Cause. You can readily understand yourself, Without oai going into further detail, that if kidney and bladder troubles are to be( cured the cause uiust first be remove^K and tho kidneys restored to perform their proper function of purifying tho blood. This is exactly what f!in Pi lis are for and what they do. (Jin Pills remove the congestion from [he kidneys, them and re-establish their proper function* in this way the blood is purified and the disease germs carried out of the, system. ' i Gin Pills have relieved the sufferings of hundreds of Canadian men and women. Mrs. Itoss writes froin Comax, I Cumberland Hospital, Vancouver island: "T came here from New York I about live months ago crippled with rheumatism. I was unable to earu a living for two ycarB, and spent all my savings trying the hot springs, with little relief. 'At last in despair J tried Gin Pills, and now at 4~ I am able to continue my work." A Remarkable Case. Here is the case of a man, Mr. Isidore Thomas, who had given up all hope of ever regaining health and strength again. Oin Pills did more for him than he believed possible, nnd in a short time he was not only better, but had gained 20 pounds: Tiley's Rood, Glevc County, X.B. Translation of Isidore. Thomas' letter in part. 'T beg you to publish my Toiler, so that people may know what Gin Pills did for me. >ly case wns very serious. I was so sick everybody expected my death any day. i'iually, oil advice front friends, I. tried Oin Pills, and in a short time -was wcil again, and soon had gained 2i> pounds." Mako Grateful Frieufls. Have you a friend or neighbor suffering from Gravel orBtone in theBladderf If so, think ho,w grateful to you tlley would be if you were instrumental in helping tbrin regain their former health and vigor. Tell them about Gin Pills and what they have done, it's ao secret. -sp Hear what Jfr.- Bro.nehley, of Xew AVestfninster, B.C., did. After Gin Pills had relieved his sufferings he heard from his sister in England that,she was confined to bed with sciatica and that many others in the neighborhood were afflicted with the same dread disease. His faith in Gin Pills was so great that he sent a number of boxes to her and asked her tp distribute them among her friends ulso. Ts this not the proper spirit of "Do unto others and bring them relief "I The Premier Remedy. The wonderful results obtained by Giu Pills have placed them in the forefront, among the standard remedies for the relief and prevention of kidney and bladder disorders. Hundreds of testimonials from people in all parts of Canada tell us the same story-that Gin Pills help by first removing the cause. t Kidney disorders are the cause of great suffering and prolonged agony. Don't hesitate when that^pain in the back warns you that your kidneys are affected-use Gin Pills and be sure of safe, sure and speedy relief. The Danger Signals. Hero is a list of Danger Signals that warn you of Kidney , and Bladder derangements: A dull ache or pain in the back, pains in the sides and groin, Brick Dust Deposits, Painful Urination, i'i/.-ziness, Constant Headaches, speck? flouting in front of the eyes, n. gcnernl feeling of lifelessuess, swollen ankles or joints, Sciatica, Pains. Symptoms of Rheumatism, Lumbago, etc. Any of the_�e Warnings should convince you that your kidneys nepd assistance. That congestion must ba removed at once or grave results will follow. Don't hesitate and think you will be better to-morrow-yon won't! Time, unassisted, never remedies kidney derangements, fn cases like thi.l Nature netds Nature's Kemedy, tad that is found in Gin Pills. A sample free on Tcquesf. Gin Pills arc sold everywhere for oOe a box. A free sample will be sent to you if you write us for. it. WARNING 'Rmt pftiu In tho bade i& a danger Pain in. the back is ona ot tho .ommonfitt nj-mptoros of Itiilnrr trouble. It is Nature's WI17 of telling you that your kidnpyn nn� tirM, cttng-OBted and nerd Immediate m-tislnnre, or thr-y cannot keop the. >>!ood stream purified. You know the rwf, Oner tht* blood at ream i* poisoned, a chain. c( dfspnspa /oKow, and yaa prob-rtKly hecom* an iiiTalld, Be warned, -use GIN PILLS nnd free your�!f from tho ravage* of all Kidney or Bladder afflictions, Hrick Dust "Deposits. Painful Urlnat tions. BncVachft and constant Headaches. Gin Pills tiare broiixht relief to thousands---1 hey will do tha aaaia) for you. Try them. 50c a box. Sample box tree on requeat. 'THE NATIONAL DHPG & CHEMICAL CO. or CANADA, Limited, Toronto, Ont. U.S. residents s^onld address Na-Dru-G'o.. Inc., 202 Main St., Buffalo, S.Y. 170 toen. New Vorli. reporting in tlllO; Ki) Ot the Clnef Jusn'ee Tnschereaii Commission reporting on conditions in .Montreal in .1905; (4) Of the Rob-son Commission reporting on conditions in Winuipeg in IfltJa; tal Of the Chicago Commission reporting in 1911; 10) Of the Minneapolis Commission reporting in Jiilt.^ 2. It'is due to the advent of a rea� son nnd common sense in the consideration of this problem. Sober serious thought is realizing tliat any scheme Mint stands for the setting aside of a certain number of women to be the instruments of men's lusts, and the periodic niedionl inspection of these to keep' them "in. good condition is hound to fail because the whole conception is against nature and so profoundly immoral. It does not respect the human body; it ignores altogether the soul within; it refuses to acknowledge the humanity, life and individuality of these instruments. Physical human nature refuses to lend itself to such monstrous plans. It will not keep the human body in good condition for Huch debasement, despite all the medical treatment ^ in the world. 1 3. It is cine to the rising tide of Christian sentiment the world over that has already ended tun slave traffic, brought near to a finish the liquor traffic and Will end nar and autocracy, reform the present economic order and establish such a' world democracy ........ ..and brotherhood that the person of San Antonio, Texas, etc. Hence you I the humblest woman will be deemed est service you could render Lethbridge. But don't taboo the question because it is unfashionable to speak about and nasty to meddle witli. To all citizens of Lethbridge wl/o feel the humiliation and reproach of the present situation let me any: Keep the matter to the front till it is settled right, back up Mr. Ursenbach, Mr. Oragg, or any,other person who has the courage to speak out; got every organization you can committed against it, and constitute a committee with a chairman such as -Mr. IS. R. J. Forster, who led so valiantly in the prohibition campaign, whose object, will be to receive and sift information regarding the "Point", e.g., who are Interested in the property there;, is fhero any graft connected with the business; how many prostitutes are there and the life' story of some o� these; how many of these are treated annually in the hospita.1; how many have died there of veneroal disease; instances of domestic infelicity due to the existence of this institution in the town. Then let the information be made public and followed up by suitable, action. Such a thing as this needs only, to be dragged into' tlie light, to bn abhorred. And since the law reads that: "Everyone who. without lawful excuse, ia found in any disorderly house" is liable to ;i fine of $200 or two months; it might be well to keep a list ot the frequenters of  such houses on the "Point." T have beard the Rev. C.has. -McKillop tell how he drove out in the early days a vice colony from Lethbridge with fuch a list. We who live in towns and territory tributary to Lethbridge are interested in your economic social and moral welfare. What harms you Injuriously affects ns^ and what benefits you helps us. So give us a good lead. , A. C. BRYAN. '. Taber, Oct. 4, 1918. . v- will see that the segregated vice districts are almost a thing of the past throughout the United States." Now, it may be an honor to be the last rose ofsummer or the only pebble on the beach, but to be the one far too sacred and precious to sacrifice on the altar of lust.'Because some men are animals that is no reason for rounding up and penning in bawdy hquaes certain women to be the. victims of their- unrestrained passions. City on the continent that continues , There are other ways of dealing with to make a fetish of segregated vice is to say the least a dubious distinction. It will rather be. regarded by the public -at large to whom Mayor Hardie appeals as a c::so of moral obstrti-slveness and delinquency to be punished accordingly, it may be news to the mayor that, over a year ago. a strong protest was made to the minister of militia by leading members of the Social Service Council'of Canada against Lethbridge being considered a site for a military camp until she cleaned up her vice \trea. , It is not .Mr. Ursenbach, Mr. Cragg and juch that are injuring the fair name of Lethbridge by attacking existing conditions, but Mayor Hardie most of all by upholding and berpettti ating in Lethbridge a foul institution that every progressive city on the Continent has cast out.. The uprising against segregation, modified and unmodified, that has taken place the past 25 years ail over Canada and the United States Is not due to a spasm of fanaticism that has gripped the continent for. a moment like tne Spanish influenza. 1, It is due 4o the absolute failure or segregation to either segregate or reduce vice. That is the emphatic and unanimous testimony of every commission that has investigated (his thing op,! this continent1 during; ;the present qfuitury. (1) Of jtllOifipmmlt-. tae of fifteen,, New.^ork, reporting in .H/D: .(2) Of the committee'o'�flur-. such brutes. No, it is too late in the day to trot. out. segregation as a panacea for social vice. Like the licens-j Ing of the liquor traffic it is an un-1 masked discredited hypocrite, that' cull never deceive the world again.. , Come qn, Lethbridge; talk up to the ' mayor despite his love taps. Tell I him that you are ashamed of the posl- j tlon of your city in this matter, and i that, you elected office to en- j force the criminal law-of Canada audi not to break it. Say to him in the ; \yords of a classic song. "I'll go no I more a-roving with you. fair maid." j Don't drag this thing, segregation, in- j to the new era that lies before us. ' Leave, it behind, where it belongs. Of i course, there will not be much glory j in being a tail-cnder, but. even that is i better than being a fossil for tho mti- j seuni. If the men are slow to take action, why should not you Christian | women of' Lethbridge-you women in i tho churohes, in the Red Cross, the Women's Institute, Mathesis Club, etc. -express yourselves emphatically on this subject?. Your blood must boil as you read these letters of the mayor in which he publicly and complacently puts the seal of the city hall upon the degregation of your sex. Why should you continue to smother your just indignation? Let. if have vent in concerted public action of soma kind. If you were unafraid and in earnest you could speedily wipe this blot off your civic shield, and it would be the fin- t, �' /' . Unto the least of these" J^IVET your eyes on this picture of a Belgian mother �nd child, until you feel the full horror of the situation! Thousands of these orphans, dying of starvation, might now be living in comfort and plenty, had their soldier fathers not flung themselves into the breach when the Hun invaded Belgium. , Are we going to let the orphan* (larva f Condition! are simply ghastly., The United Stales loans to the Belgian Government finance the general relief work, but this only provides a bowl of soup and two pieces of bread to each person per day. What is that for a growing child ? The Canadian Bureau in Brussels _. ,, , ... w&t administer funds, and provide the slaughter of the-Innocents , ... i- u-u _ , . means lor getting the ailing children The fathers died to save us. is less terrible than what is now' occurring in Belgium-practically p whole generation of the Belgian nation in the grip of Consumption, Rickets and other ills all diredtly due to insufficient nourishment. into Holland and into orphans where they can'be saved from  hideous death. Before you sit down to another meal, do SOMETHING {or the Belgian children....... Make cheques payable and send contributions to n Relief fund  (Registered under the War Charities Act) to your Local Committee, or to HeadQuartejrft t 59 St. Peter St., Montreal,. ;