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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. 1918 THE LETIIBRIDGE "DAIi-Y HERALD Political Evils Must Be Reiriedied-Mrs. McljLinney Albtlrta Woman M.P.FV. Speaks on the Prevalent .BvilB of Political Life Mrs. McKlnjiay, M.P.P., was greet-�d with enthuBlasm last evenlne ta her atlrrln^ address last night under thB BU81>lCBB of tho W.C.T.U." Mrs. rW. L. I-Iamllton was in the chair and Introduced thd speaker after a terw remarks regarding tho work done by the W.C.T.TJ. in educational work and child weHara. Mrs. McKKfnney, who is proylnciM president o� the W.C.T.U., explaltied SpAt the W.C.T.U. had from Its ear-"Itvst history balleyod In equal fran-chKie and since the llciuor trattic had gone- Into politics the W.C.T.U. had Kone Into polltioB to moot It. Mrs. MoKlnney explains politics RB {V sclecice of government which man-ag�8 and vwntrolB the affairs of a nation, hoth vlomestlc and foreign. The old argunseat that womon would lose thair femininity and that the field of polUtca was toi'J unclean ha.i gone. If ihe husband!) and brothers must he - thore, the woman must go to see what ajTt of a place It-is that they are in. When woraon exan.>lnetl politics they found it was housov'teepInK on a national scale, and as they have been tru!a(!d in houaekeepLnK tor generations It seemed only na>tural. As both p^ronts have something to say la every wall-regulated-household, so both men and women should have something to aay In national aiftalrs. The generally accepted reason for ,the war was, went on Mrs. McRlnney, the adoption of a wrong poJltlcal policy by .a.tfertaln Aartlon. This was Vhiit made war inevitable. � History rauds forward as well as backward, so t;;ci political policy of today shapes tlu' destiny of the nation 40 years htnce. (Therefore lor the sake of fu-turu ciUxiiBa wo must examine our - ov/Q pollu6al future. tor the puhlic good. Graft also should be reooKnized yi Its small Btages and be rectified before it comes big and powerful. � , The patronage system is the second evil. The government has done a splendid thing In acknowledging that it ddes exist. "The whole systeip of DoHtical llfo is honeycombed witlj it," said Mrs. McKinney. "Have we uiiy such thing as the patronage^ sys-leni in our o^vn provincial government'; Oel inside and see." Mrs. McKinney gave several illustrations. Concentration of Wealth. The third evil that is fastening \t-aclt, though not largely recognized, is (^S conceijftratlou of,wealth. "AlJ;th8 arteries of commerce in Canada" are tjontroliod by about 27 jjen," declared .Mrs. McKinney. "Ther^ls gradually grov/ing a suspicion that our Dbmlo-ion of Canada is not as much of a democracy ns we thought It was. 'What-cau 1 put into my lite' should he the spirit rather than 'What'am 1 going to get. out of ifV Mrs. McKinney claimed that the latter spirit liad even entered the educational system. ' She then went on to speak of and explain the campaign funds and to suggest that the people who supply the money for a candidate's expense have the whip hand over the candidate or party. ' "A democracy that Is worth the name is one that grows up in the people. It will o^y grow by educating the electorates so that they will take an active jMrsonal ihtcrest In the govemnjent. The time will come when women will not let others do their thinking for them. That is not their conception of femininity; it's insipidity. The evils have taken 50 years to grow and will take some years to eradicate," said Mrs. McKinney. Woman have not entered with the idea that they can reform it in a few days. There are many battles to brf fought after the war: the liquor traffic, the cleansing of political life, the war with the ballots. Those at home should be doing their part to make this Canada a better place for the boys to come back to. "May God help HB to be as faithful as they are," concluded Mrs. McKinney. At the conclusion a hearty vote of thanks was moved to Mrs. McKinney by Rev. C.B. Cragg. Mr. H. McG. Young gave an organ selection, prayer was offered by Mrs. McKeen, and two splendid recitations were given by UisB Mar}orie Smith and Miss Muriel X*odger. T i^.ar more effective than Sticky FJy Catchers. Clean to handle, bold bf .Oi-iiuKists and Groeera everywhere. HOW THIS. NERVOUS WOMAN BOTWELL . Told by Herself. Her Sin-ceri^ Should Con* ince Others. Chriftor*er, lll,-"For fonr vsan I �uffered from irregularitje�, weakness, _-- nervousness, and WUa III � *U11 UVITTH condition. Two of our best dectors failed to do me sny good, I heard 80 much about what LydlaE.PInkham'a Vegetable Compound had done for others, I tried it and was cured. I am no longer ner? vous, am regular, --- and in excellent health. I beh'eva tho Compound v^ll cure any female trouble."-Mrs. AUCB , Heller, Christopher, III. , Nervousness is often a symptom of veaknesB or some functional derangement, which may fee overcome by this famous root and herb i;emedy, Lydia E. Pinhham's Vegetable Comnoundf, as ' thousands of women have lound by exparionce. If complicfttionB exist, write LydIa E. Finkham Medicine Co., l^ynn, Mass., for BuggeBUons in regard to your ailment. The result of its long experieaca it �t your service. * HAS REGISTEREO AU Between 18 and 4S Who Were U. S. Subjects Must Regrister Xot one. Mennonlta has as yet put in an appearance at the consular offices of the American ijovommenthere, to register under the provisions of the recently passed manpower hill of the U.S. and the treaty conventions recently ettected between the two countries. Mennonites who were citizens of the United States before coming here, and who are between the ages of 18 and 45, must register at least before October 12. Although 1600 American cltlaens have already registered here, do Mennonites have as yet registered. It la stated that there are a largo number of Mennonites within the prescribed ages, now living In this district. 01N.HD {From Our Own CorrciDOtldant) Orion, Sept. 17.-Whodt cutting will bo finished by 'the end of this week and only a few lots of flax to' complete the harvest operations for 1918. Grain Is being delivered to ^he elevator, so fax; practically all the wheat is No. 1, some going as'high as 68% lbs. to the bushel. Although some lots threshed have yielded 14 bushels to the acre the average for the district'will be about 5 bushels to the acre, this is considered good when early In July we only oVpected at the most .seed back again. Memorial SerVlea A memorial service was held at the Orion Union church, 3ept. 6th lor Hilda Flexhaugh, tho 7 year old daughter of Mr, Flexhaugh of Orion^ the service was, conducted by Rev. Mr. Bor-gen. assisted by Mr. S. F. Robertson. The-churBh was well, filled, children from the consolidated school assisting in'the singing. The burial took place at Catchem on the next day, While well digging on Mr. Slnklier's Iwd, Teddy Utne was unfortunate in getting his hand badly bruised. Wlille nt the bottom of the well a depth ojC 96 feet, two lengths of a testing auger fall down the wisU..: He was pleased to find no^ bones were broken and |thlnka ha will bo at work again in a 'few days. A series of special evangelistic services will be held at Orion Union church commencing on rally day, Sept. 29th, two special preachers are expected to take part. Oh Sunday, Sept. 22nd a special lantern .service will bo held at the Orion Union church the slides will illustrate the Life/Of Christ. The service will be at 8 o'clock in the evening, Mr, Rob^tsun win conduct the service. ALtMCIIIZENS, K.yRIVE HAOSOIVERY The Knights of Columbus drive for funds for their soldiers' huts at the front is progresslug favorably. Tomorrow the drive will culminate in a big tag day, when the Knights hope to considerably enhance the sum already collected. Some idea of what is being done in other parts' of Canada for this drire is obtained in the statement of the following grants which have been made: Municipal Grants. Montreal, |20,000; Ottawa, JS.OOO; Windsor, fl.OOO; Sault Ste. Marie, 1700; Wentworth county, $2,000; Perth county, $1,000; Waterloo county, $2,500; Renfrew county. $8,000; ^selc county, $6,000; Kent county, $1,000. Government grants-Quebec, $25,-000; Saskatchewan, $2,500. Pat Burns, of Calgary, baa been one of the big contributors to tho fund, having given $1000. HAVESEEOBACK OTrora Our Own CornBOonaeiit) , Pakowkl, Sept. 17.--Threshing h^e Is about done. Most farmers have got their seed bach, though some suffered a total failure. Crops were the best on the east side of the lake near Glassford. Miss Beatrice Cronkhits has resign ed her position as clerk,In the general store at Fakowkl, and Is home tor a visit. We understand that Mr. and Mrs. Cronkhlte and family will remove to Lethbrrdge for the winter. Rev. and Mrs. and Miss Winnie Gold-Ing autoed to Lethbridge last Thuijs-day returned Saturday. Mrs., Miss Grace and Master Carlton Gibbony accompanied them as far as Taber. Mr. and Mrs. John E. and Master Harold Jackson have left to spend the w'uter near Edmonton, Mr. Jackson having accepted a position there to teach school. Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton left last week with their car for Great Pall. and John Wasnlck, of Opal,. ? to serve three months in Jail.  * T. MOST REGISTER Must Also Come in Person - Over 1500 Have Rei^istered Here AU American citizens residing here, wSether married or not, must register under the new^manpowRr bill and tho treaty between U.S. and Canada, according to a nnw ruling which has beoh'sent to the American consular offices here. The prescribed ages ariaJbetweep 18 and 45. Previously it had.h'feen 'stated that married men be-tw'een 'these ages would not have to rei^ster until Class 2 in Clanada was balled up. All now have to register. Another ruling which has Just been made is, that no person can now register by mall. EJvery man must register in person. Local Offices Swamped, These new pnivlBiontt are having the effect of literally- swamping the local American con.fuliir oftlces. The registration is proving a vast task for a limited staff here, imd Btreatna of registrants come and go from the offices night and-day. The situation is rapidly getting beyond the control of the small staff here, and the new provisions will make it even more difficult to handle the work. More than loOO American citizens have already registered at the local offices, many of whom are expecting calls for service in the U.S. army shortly. The limit for final registration has not yet been fixed, but it is believed it will be October 12. Register Under Canadian Act. According to iliBtniotions received at the office of Registrar Carson, at Calgary, all Americana of the ages 19 to 44,\niUBt rogiBtcr under the Canadian Military Service Act, whether they havo^egiatered under the American act or^not. COAL SHE NEEDS 250,000 Tons Have Already Gone Into That Market This Yefir SON OF PETER GUNN KILLED. Edmonton, Sept. 20.-SheriXi Peter Gunn, ex-M.P.P. of Peace River, has received word that his son, Lance-Corp. John Alexander Gunn, was killed in action ;on September Qth. "Alberta can supply all the coal Manitoba needs," said R. J. Fltzslm-mons, trades comnilHsioner for the Alberta government, who la In the city today. Mr. FitiBimmons lias been handling chiefly the matter of markets for Alberta coal ^since hin appointment, lie is well known in the city, his father and brother liavinK Ilvdd here for noma time. One of his brothers in the flying corps has just won the military cross. "Alberta has already shipped into the Manitob.-i market this year 2.50,000 tons, as against 58,000 for the whole of last suason." said Mr. Fitzsimmous, "and we can supply them plenty more. There is no need for the sending of good money out of tho country for American coal that is more needed on the other side and in Ontario." (^ornin^. Noon. and Ni^ht BRAID'S BESTTEA Everybody enjoys this popular tea, because it has the quality to give it flavour, and the strength to make it truly economical Ask your dealer^ BbjuS'S Be&t COFTEE is an exccptieaally delicigss blenf. lABER FARIR iS FflUNONOI GUILTY ~-D. Smith, a Taber farmer, was acquitted in Buprame court this morning of the charge of theft of wheat. Smith had had an agreemefft with John Bell, of the Taber district to crop some land, on shares. Smith, when the wheat was being threshed, was charged with having taken a wagon over and stolen a load of wheat before waiting for the final adjustment of the claim. The matter appears to have been pretty much a dispute between the tWo men, and the Jury threw the charge out. J. H, Prowse appeared for the defendant. FRED THAELL lAKES VER NEW BUSINESS Fred Thaell, well , known Third avenue tailor, who has been in business in tho city for years, has taken over the gent.s' fnr9i.9hlng buaines,'! of W. B. Kestcr, on Fifth street. Mr. Kes-ter having l)een called to the front. Mr. Thaell will iRke po.ssession in a few day.s. It l.s .Mr. ThaoH'a intention to carry on both his tailoring establishment and tho Fifth street .store, conducting the genta' fnniishing business in the up-to-date manner in which. It has been conducted by Mr. Kester. ? ? : > DR. MICHAEL CLARK'S * ? : SON IS KILLED ? ? Calgary/ Sept. 20.-Word was ? received Wednesday night by ? ? Dr. Michael Clark, M.P. of Red > ? Deer, that his eldest' son, Mich- but on being transferred to go ? > over to France, reverted to the �> > rank of private and was later ? > raised to the rank of corporal. > A CASE OF MISREPORTING (Prom the Reglua Leader, edited by W. F. Kerr, a member of the Cana-dian press party). lilven the editors of newspapers are somctiinca mlsrcported when they es' say It) speak In public, and W. A. Bii> fhiman, M.P., editor of the Lethbridge Herald, was recently the victim of fiuch a mistake. Mi\ Buchanan was' one of the party of Cauadlttn odltoro to visit; Britain, France aJid BBlgluta as thf! guest of the British government, and, at a luncheon given to tho party in Paris, Mr. Buchanan was ono of the spokesmen for the Cana.dI:inR, .'Vccording to the report cabled to Caii^ ada, Mr. Buchanan -was declared ta' havo^hecn most profuse in his pralea of Lord Bcaverbrook, personsUy, ' speaking of him as ti man "adnalro;! and honored by all tho Canadian peo-pie." lu hii? speech Mr, Buchanan did not rai^r to the British ?.Iinlster of liii>iv mati():i personally, but confined h;a refei-jnce to one of commendation i;! the iJcUcy of tho Ministry of Infonnii-tioji in showing ihj vrc-ss of the litiu pile s'.ctual war condition-:, and in  ing the editors an opportunity ct studying British war effort at the aoeuu of operations. Lord Beaverbrook's Pfcr-sonallty was not discussed > nor me\y tioned by Mr. Buchanan. Furthermord; it would have been in b.al tastn to d'l go, and those who know Mr. Buchan' an are aware ha could not b-2 guilty ci anything that remotely .savored of bad taste. Your New Fall Suit or Overcoat 111!;-  is here now Our stocks of fall and winter merchandise for men are now compVete in every department and we invite you t6 call and look over the better garments now ready for your inspection. No where in Southern Alberta will you find as large and complete a stock of high grade merchandise for men to choose from, and notwithstanding the greatly advanced cost we have to pay on all goods purchased today, we can stiil offer you price inducements in many lines throughout our stock that spell "SAVING" to you and should prove of interest to every eager buyer. THIS IS DUE TO EARLY PURCHASES. Style and Quality in our New Fall Suits at $18 to $40 There are no better suits made at right here, you can decide for yourself Many new fall patterns in men's and Fall Top Coats IN ALL THE NEW STYLES. The latest fashions, all round belters, easy fitting coats. $20 to $35. Our Toggery WE'VE GATHERED THE NEWEST, THE MOST RELIABLE AND THE CHOICEST THINGS IN MEN'S TOGGERY FROM MAKERS WITH A REPUTATION FOR MAKING THE BEST THINGS. Classy Neckwear, 75c to $2.50. Exclusive Shirts in Cluett, and Dr. Jaeger makes, $1.25 to $8.25. Underwear these prices than you will find when you make comparisons, young men's models just received. tion, pricies $2.25 up. Heavy Ribbed Underwear, '2-piece, price $1.75. Combinations in True Knit, and Watson makes, prices $2.75 to $8.00. , Dr. Jaegers' Woolens, Combinations, Sweaters, Hosiery, Caps, Shirts, etc; Hosiery Stanfields Underwear in all weights, two piece and combina- SELLING AT TODAY'S WHOLESALE ^ PRICES. Cashmere Hose, 50c, 60c, 7 Sc and 85c. ' Sole agents for the Geo. ' Slater and Regal Shoes, prices -$7.00 to $10.00. Home of Xarhartt Overalls. ^- m3Sw. The "2" KIRKHAM BLOCK __L_J___ LARGEST DISTRIBUTORS OF MEN'S WEAR IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA Mc Guire LETHBRIDGE, AtTAj, ?19561 ;