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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THFi LETHBRIDGE DAILY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, Iberalb e, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally, delivered, per year..... Pally, by mail, pe? year...... Weekly, by per year.... 54.00 3.00 1.00 TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial pflice.............. W. A. Buchanan John Torrance Managing Director Business Manager THE PRESENT POSITION News of the progress of the battlo along the main line is decidedly en- couraging. So much so that on the extreme right of the Allies the en- emy's country has been up to the stronghold of iletz, in Success here, more than ever, ac- counts for the diversion of. the enemy ou-his right to draw the main body of the Allies towords the west. By succeeding in this manoeuvre the Germans, no doubt, hope to make the distance of the forces threatening to invade their territory longer from it. However in tha -west, on tie Allies' left, tho movements gain in advance. Already the enemy is driven back from the line, between Lille north- wards up to Hazfibrouck, farther east towards CourtraL The occupation of Ostend by the Germans can only be a temporary gain. With the Allies not only hold- ing their own, but advancing on the enemy's' right and making progress on their o'wn right wins, the enemy have to pause and look back for home. Thei disaster to the Hawke is one of those incidents to be looked to ships on patrol duty. The loss of Ufa is to 'be deplored, but the sink- ing ot the ship, considering her type, is Insignificant as affecting anything in the way of the material of the Bri- tish fleet. BRITAIN TO THE FORE Much .boasting is done about Ger- many's wonderful trade development. are even and many people readily believe, that the Kaiser's land has beaten Britain commercially. What are the facts. In the eight years from 1905 to 1S13 Germany's exports from to 000. while those of the TJnited King- dom rose from to So you can see the Mother Coontry is keeping to the fore, in com- as she is ieepfng'her obli- gations to smaller nations and her in the sun as the defender.of freedom and liberty throughout the vorfd. ELECTION TALK There is still a probability of a gen- eral election in Canada. It is hard 'or some people to credit the possi- bility of such "an occurrence "while war is in progress, but despatches from the east indicate that serious consid- eration Is being given to an early ap- peal to the people by the Borden gov- ernment. The rumored changes In the cabinet lend strongly to the belief that an election is in sight. It may be quite, trae that pelletier and Nantel are leaving the govern- ment because they differ with Its policy in sending a second contingent to Europe. Neither of these gentle- men 'are strong in their sympathies with the alotiier Country. They are more or TPSS inclined to the Nation- alist Tiew that Canada should not do anything to assist the Mother Coun- ry. The Edmonton Journal, one of the edited Conservative news- Bf tbs country -where the preaomiiEm tpepers af Wes_tem Canada, is not in GENEROUS GERMAN-CANADIANS A remariable record has been made by the city of Berlin and the town of la tie cotraty of. Waterloo, Ontario, in ccattrEraiions "to tlie eraBy fcnOTra, iaess towm; sxe largely is Iteojile .German Jarth or descent, and it TTijjy TvDQUVl HOT fee US crmtribiriiGns 05 .Dtssr parts get people to lustal gas futures, the company feeling no doubt that once this expense had been, gone to tho customer not 'bo inclined- to abandon even tho.-prlco was ad- vanced. THOSE -DISMISSALS Tho Lethbrldgo Herald is mak- ing a great outcry because a num- of Dominion goverumout offic- ials have -been" dismissed at that point. To read the Herald ouo would conclude that these officials were thrown out of ollice "without anv reason or excuse. Unfortun- ately, there Is no Conservative pa- per in Lethbridge to give us the other side of the case. We know that it has not -been the practice of the present government to turn out officials unless charges have been maue against them and have been furthermore fully substan- tiated. If the Lethbrldge Herald or any one else thinks that offic- ials are dismissed on the unsup- ported demand of any political clique it is very much mistaken. We have only to look about us and see the number of Liberal partlzaus who are still holding of- fice to convince ourselves that the authorities are far from Medicine Hat Times. We believe the Times is prepared to be fair. We know it is surprised at the Herald's allegations and can- not understand officials being remov- ed without cause being offered. Never- theless, neither Mr. "Higinbothain, who has been removed as postmaster, or Mr. Stafford, who-lost his position as lands agent, had any reason given :hem to explain why thfi change was, being made-- Mr. Higinbotham. was' coldly advised that1 the office had been transferred to Mr. Kipley. Mr. Staff- ord has demanded an investigation, but even a reply to his wire and let- ters has not been forthcoming.. The Times can- find as much criticism of the beheading amongst Conservatives here, as amongst Liberals. The understanding always has been that charges should be preferred against an office holder. In the Leth- bridge cases, absolutely no charges were so far no investigation grunted. It is a cold blooded, dastard- ly removal of men from office at the dictation of a few bosses, and not upon the demand of the Conservative party in this city. The Times can establish the truthfulness of our alle- gations with very little trouble. BUCHANAN'S BLACK WHITE D.O.ROBLIN, TORONTO Ascnt for Canada PICKED UP IN I ASSING FOR THE BUSY HAN BRITISH M.P.'a ON SERVICE (London Chronicle) Nearly 100 members of the House of Commons are now serving the forces although it is believed that only Aubrey Herbert, the member for South as yet actually fallen part in operations at the front. Among those best known, perhaps, are Lords Castlereagh, Helms'iey, Till Mrs. Haanei; wiio of the director of Mines for Causda, is dead. Harvey William Dolloy, agea three, died at Cobourg from eatins toad- stools. J. H. farmer, was almost instantly killed when thrown from his wagon on his way home from Dres- den, Wm. Wood, twelve-year-old son of A. G, Wood of St., Mary's, was killed accidentally when out shooting with impanions on Saturday. Wiriltervllle will spend on purchase of its street lighting sys- tem prior to Hydro-electric installa- tion. Seventy-three branches of the. Ca- nadian Patriotic Fund have been or- ganized in Saskatchewan. John P. Hurray, n veteran railroad engineer, died at St. Bonifaco. He be- gan as a fireman on the'Intercolonial. Ontario Freemasons will bo asked to contribute each to a fund for the Belgians. Rev. SI. T. Walker of Bellwood, Wel- lington county; lias accepted a call to Frome Congregation church, near St. Thomas, the first congregational church' established in Ontario. A nation-wide fight on the proposed .war tax of one cent on every 5100 grain transaction was started at the i ISth annual convention of the Grcin j Dealers' National association at Kaa- BBS- Henry Jacques of Woodstock, Ont., received word of the death of his son, Sergt. George Jacques, of the Eoyal FieW Artillery, at the Battle of