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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 1, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR. THE L E T H B RIP G B P A1tT B E R A fc D THURSDA V, APRIL 1, IMS c, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY. foivlly. per year.-. Pally, by mall, par year.... jVeekly, by mail, s.op l.UI) TELEPHONES: 'Business Ofllco Editorial OlDca citli-a nro not overburdened viUi i economy... lint Letlibrltlse had inui'h [bunion debt. If tho commissioners can ulriko a 27 or 2S mill rate tills year and save JSO.OOO out of It, so much 'he Defter. That IB what w.e ,-jhopo the commissioners-will; aim to do. .If-people'are. satisfied that ;ho auditor's report is the plaf.c- to go to learn whether economy is iboing pnvo- llsc-d in IhC city ndmlulstrntlon, the commissioners have nothing to bo for 1224 ;w. A..'Buchanan--- Jot1" Maiiasins Wreotcr Business lianas" afraid of in the balance their firet May their second year .prove oven moro convinctnK- TODAY enemy's subir.arino warfare is Sjelns acllvely retaliated by the sink- ins: of live of his underwater crjfL JVilh (his process ol. decimation con- iimiins, ami damage done to those biiilding afc.ZceDnigge by British alr- ehips. his piratical painpajgn 'will bo Bemided of its auli've weapons. j The Russian Black Sea fleet l! -now Within sun range of the Bosphorus torts, and wi'-h rhe lifting, of Krevall- iuB thp rnirfare. fore and aft. for tho occupation of- Constantinople bo acti-rely resumed. Wllh -bull- klos determination Md tenacity the imefl necls will to their task bf forcing the Dardanelles and, if the tho British navy counts for niythlns. that task Is bound to be for ni accom plished. The sense of what confronts him. 'fe-itll a conse'iiiem fluttering of heart, lins its sipilticajjco in the rumor of withdrawal of tho enemy's line from N'ieupoft to Tpres. It is one step further from his -projected mi CALLED FORTH SOI POINTED DEBAIE ICKED' UP IN ASSING 'FOR THE nusY James Graiit KJlsovn bus bean corn-1 that I believe it nittea for Iris! at Brockville on a the attention of of .Mrs.- Janiosll was chosen fo charge -White. Rev. T. D: Pluk, pastor Water' street Usntist Mission, uan, died yesterday, afler on'iy four days'1. Illness When the estimates of the Post Of- fice department were under considera- tion In tho House of Commons, A. Buchanan, M.P., discussed the remov- al or E. N. Ilislnbotham from tho posi- tion of postmaster at Lethbridge. .Ac- cording to Hansard, ho said: Mr. Buchanan: 1 want lo dlBcuss-a dismissal- Some hon. members: Oh, oh! Mr. do not :womler thai hon. members laugh, because this is the first lime I have.had to.'dlscuss a dismissal in (his House. Hut this was so serious, so com- pletely without'any, reason whatever, o it should be brought to UM i wo o( this committee. Since Janios 11 was chosen ia represent thn constit- uency of and during idled ,T I the tima Ihe 'patronage: was handled of North b mj. opponeIlL by another gen- sion. v.-hnan" itlaced H. .-John T. Palmer, playing In "The Tniil of- the Lonesome at Trenton; fell'dead on the stage ill the-rirst uct. ,V F. Lancaster, a commercial tra- veller of- died suddenly In Orillia. Half an hour before his death he Was smoking a cigar in ihe hotel. John Edward Ulake, Jvho distin- guished, himself by heroic -------hands-he placed it. 1 hud no reason to complain of dis- missals. There .were, practically none until six or .eight, months 850, when the patronage, passed Into, tho hands of some gentlemen- who -were hound to get rid of every .Liberal office holder iu the city of-Lethbridge, and they have almost succeeded. I do not tt3 responsibility on the pro- sent postmaster-general; he .was not the occupant of the office Vbeu Lmi dismissal took iilace. From 1SS5 until last Mr.-E- HUinbotham years ago, is Qi paeumonia. 13 one c-ieij lu.LL.t.-----------r--- Webster, one of the pioneers ulan of seizing the channel-ports. b( the'btsnctfB District, lYdead at the v _ came to this .country THE AUDITOR'S REPORT Eighty thousand dollars, saving-on the current, expenditures of the -city Iu the first, year of commission- gov- That is the story, told by ihe auditor's report just to hand. The Herald sincerely considers this n mighty good- showing, and or not-Ihe commission .form of government should get the credit remains for each ratepayer to dtelde. Jn our opinion the men "who composed _- the commission are entitled to most of the credit. r Eishty. thousand dollars meena_. al- mills, taxes. Hadj the'com- missioners mown they cbald effect that saving our tux rate would- have mifis instead and while we have jirohafcly. thin-skinned peo- ple caiFit, OUT. ,of- Ihe jnfll' forced tb admit that it- is jb.oihlng.EO verr serious; after, all. is making good" progress toward: economy which is soon going us a city to fce envied B-monglother western centres.. 'Were all tailnrresis paid In, the city would account .to start the would- have meant that might haye been Ejiplied-.tofreduclng the tax rite lor, this yekfj-pr ,nf.i-thli year's estimates -.which ivonld. not have to be considered ,In striking A mill or 24 mills Trtrald hara that wouM have wiped out thel-Stafn of the. mSil-ratB. Bnt are" hard, and tax mrrears 'is -the most serious quesiiun before'-.they commissioners. ,s The certainty -aibbn-t the -payment of texos for them to BO so lar in the-matter of reducing the rate is they might more favorabl fmanclal That ia, Ih commissiqnerB feel that they right the estimates down to the last: dollar and corrfis- rate .for 1915, .Then .only cent, of the taxes may come, in.' .Instead they must strike rom Scotland ears" old. .j-- Bell, accpmFanied by his wife and three chi-.dren, the youngest of whoin Is eisht- months old, reached Pviice Albert on March 30, after a ourney of liOO diles by dog train rom Fort Smith. It Tas leaxnad Ihat Mrs. G. T. regiment for overseas service. el'-wiil likely be accepted. J P. Morgan Co., together Tfith the 'National City Bans; and the First National Bank, have concluded ar- niemeHtiiJflth thoTFrench govern- which, they will shortly moke Tnenuav-wniciL uiv> amone tpc conservatives m me an orfiorin'g to American investors ot cj. Q[ Letubriuse. it. was .addressed er cent- French treasury I ,_ Rvprv one-vear' 5 per cent- French treasury I b'onda." wcofSing to announcement 'n J -.higher. do as in 1914- i far within their estimates liv pos- .They.-have 'bean paring' the 63 .timates :'forr 1915 considerably ..under those ol-19'll, and If they can .keep ----the..actual expenditures for fauSiinder the reduced estimated did in 1914, there will prob Hibly- be another jjurplus .of next year. ...That v-ould be a surpliis of years.. 'It In the meantime, people will .pay their taxes np.- to date7 'the reEblf.' sftll- he thai -1916 will start with'-'jlaO.OOO actua cash In the. tait, If times >re no.r ma! then -sutstantial-fcducilim :in. the tas rite'niay.-b.e made year. si.: As In -would .'.jus' coyer Cleave? !uo marjSJn to UBpaid "taxes, vff times i'11" not leni'in abso. lutely neiiiJB'sary ta I paid i-Covef ..the "actual Itgpendi surplus, when the .ha] lend on fflit surplus it is of the paper Now, In'igiving thi........ jhe'lr just "meed''bi ;prrrhie- ror-.whal tiiey have bone in -HeraW doea not me' tiiey loosen up' on the iconorny year.- In .fact, tho .expenses u taft.n- lasL W-eitern when he was eight ord, widow of iile, have iseli noiuiu inoi .-t.- time of the Sarnia Tun- j spent nearly all his time In the postal wlthjt when tb_e_office was first established in (hat. city. He was appointed nostmaster in 1906, and had [filed that position to the satis- faction of all classes of the commun- ity. On October 13, he-receded this curt notice .frgnl the nost office inr specter at Calgary; "I am directed to Inform yo.u..that Mr. Alvin Rlpley has been iippoliiled to'succeed you in the noEtiiia-atersMp at Lethbridge, and that it is proposed ta transrer the office to his charge as scon as the necessary preliminaries can be arranged." Ful- tor Fil'.tord, of no chnracs preferred against him and the Conservatives of tho city of protesled. ihe change, and sent a.doputat'iou to Ot- tawa lo register their protest 1 that there Is no excuse for this dis- missal. I asked the Postmaster-Gen- eral for the reasons for the removal of Mr, Hielllhotham, and my ques- tion waa answered In the Hougo on March S. I nskcdl "1. What waa tho reason forthe dis- missal ot Edward N. Hlsinbotliani, as postmaster at Lethbrldge, Altn.? Was an Investigation- aaked.for? "3, Wat an Investigation "4. If so, what 'was the result of the To this the Postmaalcr-Ceuera! (Sir. Casgrain) replied: "1. On September 23, 1914, tlie de- partment officers were instructed by the Postmaster-General' that as soon as the Lelhbridge public building was ready for occupation. It .was.the In- tention to appoint a new postmaster, and the "superintendent was requested to keep in touch with Ihe .progress made, as as soon us It was ready for the department lo take possession to inform the Postmaster-General so that the change could be made rwithout de- lay This was done 'in accordance Instructions'; and the !Post Office Inspector, on October 3. was Instruct- ed to make the change. "2. In a petitlo'h" ill favor of Ihe late postmaster, ivhlch was received at tha department in November last, it was suggested that nn Investigation should be made, but the appoinlmont 10 the and -the transfer ot he post office to the new Incumbent tad already been made. "3. No, See No: ;3.-'. New Offiot. Newr-Official -The.argumentJiere fe that when the government build a naw nost afiice The uiem rcf the ,vas ,he only nolice that Mr. e an offer of 1100.000 j Hleinbotham received. No., reasons government to meer were given for the change. There Was hn of raising a Canadian indignation ihrougbont the cltj o he-expenses..pi Lethbridge when .the announcement was made. That feeling was. not con- fined to Liberals, but was just as strong among the Conservatives of that city apart from the patronage committee. A petition was circulated among: the people amone the Conservatives in the RECIPE TO OLE AB Pimpki are Impurities Seeking an .''Outlet.'.THroa'sh .Skin Pores. sores and iboils usually re- sult '-frpia toidiia, poisons and impuri- ties ffhlch are generated in ihe how- als'anV.tken ah'sorhed the ijlood through the very ducts, which should, aibsurb %onV nourishment -sustain the'body- -It-ls-lha-function of the kidneys to from the blood and cast them out .in. the form of urine, hut Instances the .bowels .create, more" tbilns and impurities thirtheVkidneys -can eliminate, then the." blow! the skin pores as the means of getting rid of tiese.'impurities which often -break out-all-oterj.the skin-in the form of plmplas. The-surest way to clear the skin of these'eriiptlons. says a noted author Jtyyys to get'.Ffrom. any pharmacy about'-four, of Jad Salts and tajte -a'taJblesTpoonful in a glass of hot water" .eaili 'morning before breakfast for'-qne will prevent the .formation in -the bowels. ..It also sUmalatea" the'kidneys to normal thus coa-iing. them to filter the blopd "of. impurities and clearing the skdit-of pimples. Jad Salts is Ineipenalve, harmless and Is made'from the acid of gra.pe3 and. lemon juice, combined wllh Llthla. Here .you have a pleasant, efferves- cent drink which usually makes .pim- ples-: disappear; cleanses the blood and .is-excellent" for the kidneys as D. .Htgmbotham to the Postmaster-General. Every person who signed .that, petition was a supporter of that -party. They address- ed-to the government..the follcrwlng petition which I-'wish to read to show you that Mr.. Higinhothaui held tbe esteem and respect of the .Conserva- rives of Lethbridga, .that .his service I as postmaster were satisfactory to the people ,and thaf'the're were n'o charg- es', that could preferred- against him as a partisan or as an .inefficient official. The Petition of Protist -Lethbridge, 19; 1914 The undersigned 'who -5iiye-'n6 hesi- tancy in declarins-'tliat they are porters of the government at Ottawa DRINK H AB I T RELIABLE HOME TREATMENT The ORRTNE.-treatment for Drink Habii used with abso. lute confidence. nrdeslroyi all desire -RADNOj D1ALDSONLINE Large, Twin-Screw-" Steam trs. -to and -from.-: Europe- Xiabin April 24 June ATrtENIA ..-..May 29 ...June 2 'Full Information from any S.S. or R.R. 'A'le'ht, or H. E. Gen- desire to brins proposed tor whiskey, ether alcoholic tho new poit tittlat niunt equipped with ll now that tho old postmaster is of Liberal noil- tics I mil sure tho present Postmast- or-aouornl Is not to carry out a policy of Hint kind. Mr. lIlKliibotluim was an able official, a innii who had boon' commended- by his superiors; and ho was succeeded, not .by a gen- tleman who had had experience in the postal service, but by a gentleman 0 wiii uiinsElns a rolall business In the cltv of Lothbrltlee, 'who know no more about directing a post office than I'child. Another statement made In'reply to my question was that an InvoBelgnllon was not granted because the appoint- ment to the postmnslership nnd the transfer of the post office to the new Incumbent had bueii made. I say that that Is' not tho case, and the facts do not bear flint statement o.ut. Tlie trnnsfdr had not been made when the request carno from Che. Conser- vatives of Lelhbrlrtgc that this remov- al should not take place. The trans- fer did not take place until November 23. The new poet office was uuoccu- pled, and Mr. llinley did not become postmaster until November 23, and this deputation came to Ottawa dur- October and asked that Mr. Hig- inbotham should be retained In office. I. understand that the deEuUtlon re- ceived some encouragement when at that some members of this government -were very much shocked to know that action of this kind had been taken- when there was no war- rant for It. I understand that very strong expressions were, used by some members of the government. There -was a delay In the transfer of the of- fice from the old postmaster to the new postmaster, and the new post ol- fjce was not occupied for over a month from the time the notice came to -Mr. Higinbotham that Mr. JUpley was to succeed him' as postmaster. I'am dealing with.thjs case at some length, because in my .particular see- linn' nf the country it has aroused a good deal of feeling.and resentment, not-amongst Liberals alone, but am- ongst all classes of people, except those who think ihat the spoils sy tern should be generally adopted. Presbytery's Pretest 1 have here the resolution by the Presbytery of Macleod, 'a church organization which in Interest, ed simply in the welfare of the coun- try and of our public service. I read it to you to establish that this partic- ular dismissal aroused a. great deal of fueling amongst of south em Alberta. Thalr petition reads: ''The Presbytery of JUacleod begs respectfully to call the attention of the Right Honorable the Premier of Canada to the following: 1. That there are- clear evidences in certain governmental quarters of an attempt to perpetuate the system of distributing political offices among party supporters, which is antiquat- ed, discredited, and hurtlul alike to national loyal tv and .-national efli- cieacy. 2 That on the occasion of his last visit to I.ethbridse, Sir'.Robert L. Bordcn laid doivn in public the prin- ciple, that no civil servant should be dlsmissed'unless 611 good grounds and a'iter. lair, investigation. or stimulants ThoimnoV lave sucrel! aiii.t itiii fully uied been restored. 3 That- in" .spite of-'.this declara- to of sobriety uietulnns Lt _; E.. N: Hlginhothain, Can be given secret y Costs only II wr It you fall to gel results (rom ORRINB after a trial your money will be Ask for free booklet lelllng all abiut OMRINE Crosi Dru Acadia block. Ltd.. H1 f ERE'S a new Overcoat for you men who want to be abreast of the times. We call it the "Exaggerated Overcoat, which describes the style exactly. It has flaring box sleeves and cuffs slash pockets. From up. SI McKelvie McGuire TtiE AN ADIAN BANK CAPITAL, REST. MONEY ORDERS Issued by The Canadian Bank of are safe. and inexpensive method of remitting small sums of money: These without charge at any bank in Canada (exceptlu. tbe Yukon Territory) and in the principal citiea of the United SUM, iHued at the following rates IS.ndnndtr t J Owr Siod not exceeding 11 31 IS REMrTTANCES ABROAD of onr SPECIAL FOREIGN Lethbridge Branch--R. T. Mgr. Lethhridge, has received notice of his summary, dismissal from the poltnias- tersbip of that city BilflDut reason or excuse being given.'. 4. That Mr. Higinbotham is one.of the best known and most highly re- ipected citizens'in. spntlieni Alberta, pioneers of Leth- Further 'that' he has been in the ser- vice of tte'PdB't Office, Department al- most- oontinuoiisly since the year 1885; filling the position ol poltmas- ter for the past eight years. Further jihat' during' all that time he has .given effjcieiit ud latls- factory 'service and" commands tho confidence of the entire public as well as the loyalty and devotion .of his stafl. And further that Ire has not parti- cipated in politics meht to office.''. (Continued on Page atteBfion the propose r. B. -N: Hifcin- bothain from- the'-posltloa.-o[ pOBtmast- er at LethbridEe.. "We believe that be no change in the. Mr. HIgin botham'has given- satisractory service and ve can learn of; no" .eqmplalht from tfievpiiollc. iis-a mat- ter of fact, no' charge, has been mada against 3Tr. Higinhotham, .Trho has simply beeii has been appointed. time he has been ire dojnot: know of any offensive politjcal con- duct on He has heen a courtsous painstaking -official, giving the duties of postmaster his. undivid- ed attention. AVe feel -.that it is a grave mistake to remove'him.from the pcsitipn under., these 'circumstances. "We are only top Tilling: 1q suggest that an- Inveatigitipn ghould be held, because -we feel that an. .Inquiry-would establish there ivarrant -what- ever for the action which it is propos- ed tb take in the. ca'se of Mr. Higin- botham. "We are- pringjng- this- .'matter to your attenlfon'; >s; we '-.feel rtliat in eases of. this policr to refrain from removing from- who. have conducted them- selves V- This petition was signed by a-boiit sixty supporters of tlie Conservative party i and was .taken to Ottawa hy two They made; the trip from Lethbridge to Ottawa -'.to present the case.-to the government, and came back with some hope -'that llr. -would retain Ills po- But after the iirst tje office was transferred. to pcfs'tmMter ga... jh th> C96e- 'No opportuuily'lw'as -given "Hlgln-. botham td establish :th'at, he'.had giv- on. elffcient cervlce) ahd.'rjhat he had not beeii a na'rtlaan'.liuuy, way. Let me say that 'the "only; fl'her two dis- missals of of in the Hat were the of postmaster at Orasny placjlof-.ijirohably.- 10Q or 200 the dla- 'i. nr missal .'at. Magr'ath; jO iqpD" posV reas'ler! ah-inveiiUgatlon, and "were only, .after an'ln-- vesLlgatlcn held, But in the-city ofiLethbrldse, where h. DRAWN from and an absolutely truthful diowing the heaping measure of snap and ayle we tailor into the Chesterfield ovemck. q For your owrt lecnon insist on Brand, for OIUMD WE ARE EXCLUSIVE AGENTS McKelvie The 2 NFS McGuire KIRKHAM iLOCK, LETHBHIBOB, ALiERTA. ;