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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta TliF. LETHBK1DGB Sbe IberaU) 'and KM lahara tSTHMIIOOe HERALD PRINT- DM LliHTEO Ml W. A. fillllllllt aa4 Manailnj Director B BUUMW TELEPHONES 12SZ 1224 Audrt Bunau of Clrculatlawa, Subscription aalHtred. per week...... .W delivered, per year ......IJ.50 Sty, by.aall.-per year WwUy, by mall, per year re U.S..J8.00 Dataa of expiry o! ap- year on address label. Accept- ot papers ttter eiplration date ta authority to contlnnt tha sufc- icrlptkn. COST AND PRICE NEED'INVESTIGATION In a recent article we drew altention to the needot some thing In the way of a commission of InvestiEation oi costs and prices. This ar- riva'at the ratio the cost ot labor bears fo the price ot the commodity charged to'tbe. ptiwlc. and tie arriving at the explanation, if there is an ei- planation, why when the wajes of the eraploy_ees in a particular industry whose product; Is used ore raised the public is soaktfl. U' iae proper word, far out of prOpor ll la srantcd T" raoW in'ormatlod to bind more Is impressed ih: ncci uf aoTOJTsuch Investigation Tin" Coal Commlsstol in Bri- Vhich has It3 invest! CAlion into cost and in regard to th'e_coal industry has hrous'it out some facts, i U was plain- tttat wh.ile.the wage the min- er wax doabted durtn; the war, to cliff the more than doub-ed cost ot by producing !ess we can get more. It seems to uie. teat some such Idea as this Is'in Ihe'nsinds of th'ose who have been pronwlfifg strikes and disorder." What Mr. Taylor said may be con- strued to be tiie words of a capitalist, but it Is not fair so to Interpret them. There is much !n them for the eitrem- ist to consider, can the head of the particular manufacturing firm be said to be out sympathy with the men employed, as the following dis- tribution of profits shows: The accounts for Ihe year 191S (said after making flllou-iince for Xltpr'eclation and all li- abilities liucludius in wire aud excess profits permitted o! the pay- ment of 5 per cent, upn capital, snd LD additional dividend oolh capi- tal and labor of 12U per ceut. That was. upon all shart's a total dividend of ioi per cent, would bft paid in cash. A labor bonus would be paid of per cent., which wouid be doub- led In the case of all workers. 21 years o! age and over, who had been five years with tiie company, nnd owned shares equal to at least lialt a year's wages or salary. The labor bonus would be paid to 5 per cent. In shares of the company, and jhe re- mainder in o per cent. War l.oau. as last year. That was, single bonus re- ceivers, who had been with the com- pany 'Continuously .from .July '1 last, would receive 5 per cent, on their. !ctal wages in new shares and percent, in War L0an. whereas double bonus receivers would receive 5 per cent, on their total in new shares aud 20 per cent, in War Loan. Remark. Ing "that If uve'ry employer in the country adopted the proiit-giiarlDK system, we need not the coming of Dolshevism. Mr.. Taylor said th'e firm tad never had so many inquiries about their system us lately. .Two mm. .V .HERALD APKH S. 19HT Mackod Honored is Deuth Now Busy On the .land (From Our Own MACLEOD. April 3.-Tue military IK ot coal .was trebled, aad coll! cues made profits ot ewer one dollar per ton. Profit, apart Iran royalties, was lesa than twenty- the ton, before tbe war ;We do not know how the price ot coal to the-public is arrired at here though ire inow from experience that tie cousumervhive to pay abort the latiiaae of wages made to the pro tncerx. In Great Britain It was made evidenl that the price ot coal to the coctumer and the wace of tie cr an both fixed by the wo; king ra- nlts of UK poorest mine. That ii to tie richest mines profit-by the in.the poorest mines. .We hare no-reason in mating men- tion of.tKe coal industry in partictilar. K only gives as.a ease In point'now ia some cases and in'zouie countries the price of a commodity is arrived at for the "benefit" of the consumer. :What applies to one may apply to all in the particular peculiarities in prac- tice for arriving at pricks. Much In tfce interests of the public may be gained in the matter.of coat and price, if. a satisfactory explanation is arrived at so much the better for the 'conteatment of the public. manufacturing firms had re- cenlly adopted what was practically their scheme. Mutual cooperation and sympathy between Capital and Labor can effect ai-great deal. It Is true that there is a distrust ot Capital bred in thp-minds pt.Ljbqr. A'.Tjery-great- deal of this is iiislitied Mid Ipr. very much the capi- talis'ts are to blahie. But there are the sheep end the goats and to place all capitalists nmle'r one and to lay down the aiiom. as was laid down at. the Labor T'emple recently, that. Capi- tal and Labor can never co-optrste 1J tearing to tatters. If men OB boA sides can be toler- ant to each other and jndie individual cases br their merits there would be ess of "the hard feelings that mate it difficult to trimj labor and Capital together, the profit sharing scheme arranged to the mutual satisfaction of empSoyir and employee, and held ont by UK cipiUllst, would do much ii funeral of lale Alex. Smith was held on Wednesday, from the Presby- church, and'was largely attend- ed The order ot the fuueral proces- sion was: Veteran firing carriage and squad. H. N'. W. M. P.. Veterans. Doy Scouts, mourners and autos. making the procession almost a mile long. Monday was-lhe first day of spring in so far as the farmers are concern- ed as many of them began working on the land and rinJ it in some parts very good for working. Joseph Stonson aud Mra. Slonson who havo "been visiting In B. C., re turned home on Tuesday night.. He did not buy any property, bat is im pressed with that mountain, country nnd will return to it in a short time, as soon as he disposes of bis real estate holdings in the Micieod district. Joe Hodge who bas been .tarn for the past few years in the Wacleoi district, has sold out, and C. with his stock. The government auditors have-been busy oh their annual visit at th court bouse, and fo.and '.all things i very flue order. Another case under, the liquor ac was held lately, and- one man is n tained under government board iint he tells the truth necessary to. clea him. UP; IN ASSING FOB BUSY MAN Geo. is tbe new vke-prwl- eat oi the CaljaryiysWrans, (Aid. Mrs. Calo of ls. vlcc- myor for'tho next three" months. War Savings tad Thrill Stands are now issued lu.'Frencu.. The hotel properly at Suflbury was destroyed by tire. Slocan City, U.C., has appointed a permanent committee to arrange for iho reception ot all relumed soldiers. There Is a prospect of sugar beet factors- being established in Emerson Man. The Imperial Oil company are go- ing to Instal storage tanks for coal oil and gasoline in AlUniont. Man. A meeting Is to be helil at Bluff Creek. Man., to discuss a suitable me- morial for the soldiers of the district. NORSES IflMTlU Under New Uve Items v Apr. T iiis list evening at the Palace Theatn his lecture .on "I-oie. Courtship and Marriage." .whlcli -was interspersed Secretary of Railway Commte: si Consoli- dated Railway. Act .OTTAWA, the tfrst Rev. G. F. Ka've, of the Baptist church, Emerson, leaves this month for an extended tlsit to Great Britain. Dr. Stanton, who practised medicfae at Simcoa tor nearly 50 years, died at Denver, Col. Supplementary estimates, totalling over three million dollars, were pass- ed by the Ontario .legislature. A hill to enfranchise women tor Provincial aud municipal elections was introduced In the Ontario Legislature. Toronto Clly Council decided that -w5 employed-jnust have seen serrice in a war zone. Fire did damage to the DCS block, the largest in Sudnurr, Ont Regina cilizens are making a drive for tor a new home for the Srith considerable Irish wil ami hucior.i He also spoke at the Presbyterian j church oa Sunday niorniug and even- ing, the' wettings .being well-attended. Nurses Art Scarce ThertJ are some 00 cases of 'flu in the' town; and public gatherings are being sltmly attended on this account. U has' bee'u difllcult to llnd sufficient nurses to take care of families which were unfortunate enough to take this all tbe same time such as the [amiljr of Mr. John H. Kearl. and at the present time ot Mr. B. N. Weeks. It Fooled 'Em The change of the train time one. caused several passengers to patronize the hotels In Cardston for 'another day.' it is to be hoped that a uniform'iime Ite arranged Ihrough- out the Dominion, although the farm- Ing community generally oppose the advancing'of their clocks by one hour. A Farce CorMdy There was a mo'st excellent littla program rendered in Uie school house auditorium on Saturday evening when TO HOMC" SELECTION-. Ttie Vital Design md distinction in Pianos is cot, today, a matter of selection. To bring harniocy, delight, and satisfaction into your home, it ii necessary to make your selection in an atmos- phere of excellence, prestige, and expefirace. Mrs. Spencer, For that reason, 4 Risch, Canada's Gieattst' Uusicit Otaoiiation with iti frduaiye vsortmeot, rts reliable service, uniform courtesy and accommodation, invittayouf inspection looki to to pro6t, and to hoy. Come fcwawnvw it you Let w eiplaia our FACTORY TO HOMEJt that saves jn the niiddlnun'i proit. .alwajs welconc here.1] BALMORAL BLOCK, FIFTH ST. S-, LETHBRIOGE. i TWENTY BBANCH STORES, '..IN farming operation will be general In a very short iime. Messrs. Ilovls Bros, of Ewelme Lave', recently pur- chased John-W. Newby's farm In Glen- woodville. tXatha Frsin The 'flu has laXen its toll recently; ting of the special committee ot the commons to deal Consoli- dated Railway act, J. E. Armstrong, }ast Lambton.-was, on motion of the minister ot chairman of the committee- .-Mr. Annslrong suggested .that Bon-contentious clauses ot the hill bt hrst dealt with. the nature of th'e olive branch for peace in the ranks of labor. The leading stores of have announced Saturday six o'clock clos- ing. A Roman Catholic college Tor Chi- nese may -be started in Tor- McLean com- ical; fareeteniitled r'WBoY, and an entirely unique minstrel show.with splen'did music'. Our old friend Mr. CrltchflfcU contributed very 'material-1 ly to the-program; while Mr. Casrleal Walker gave a verj-splendid imitation laid we are sorry to chronicle 'the ot the inimitable Harry Lauder In of'Mr. Wilfred son of eral of Harry's famous talking songs, j Richard Brown wfco-died 'of New Hotel Manager this morning, following a severe Today' MrvLyle Holland took over'at'tack of the epidemic. The infant the management ot the Cahoon hotelranch wants the constitution changed so that the organization shall become political in or tSeiYalue ot iKe coal Inrittstry In OTTAWA, April Z.r-'A number of -im- portant amendments to the Inland rev- enue act have been given nolicp of lion. j. D. Reid, acting minister of customs. H Is proposed to enact nefc provisions governing the manufacture ir. Csr.sda cf.r.lcshol without' the ad- mixture ot'ahy .denaturants and dena- tured alcohol Intended tar the arts and industries 'or for fuel, "light and pawcr purposes, wllh-rcstrlctlona Fufficfe-itVal S3 lo the place sale, rhM A. ahd CH tO malCe T1D I keep myself fit .-by 'the iiuns Is proTlsioj nude by the Peaco -iWow galHrig.jthls must fti.' as he rom- mates on the his-been-ln his retreat in tfMtan-t. The is-Kalaer has moch to n'rtr these days and U Is the least-part of the'punishment he de- it Is good enough to go "On UK othfir are trf tetter isattn, we ot accthiery, goodwill to make for MM Ol kam, Ikn ot hours. wHI aw set a corse. I peat- lr Mr' ttat laaap reojk Uiiak that League of Nations is work- ed in the. capitalist Interest is tbo latest emanating from Senilor Hitchcock, and believer! in by Eome But .there arc. those who wiil.beTlen particularly ii the fountain socrcfl Is from somebody hi the way ot a as tfce U. S. Senator The only reason that we can see tha makes the Senator think he does is that coaference in which the league of Xatlrai is being flispcd In to bfehig held In the capital o Another r dei'-lhaf no lesa quantity than gars shall be warehouse y one. entry and except for eJport no ess (fninllty' than J.OOO'cigars shall be ty dne esiry. T-.vo Chinese sectionmen employed on Iho Canadian Pacific railway were instantly killed near Glacier on March The women of Duncan, B.O., hare or. ganlzed an Independent political asso- ciation, with Mrs. O. T, Smiths as president. A Vancouver deputation Is urging the government to provide- tfcs sum ot 1660.000 to construction of new university FRUIT Tno horsss a.scmbled at Vnnco'u- ver. for Ihe Canadian Siberian oipcdl- lion are to be sold, and a number of them have already ben of. YES, and that spoonful ol Eno's taken in a glass of before breakfast for nony a man's dotMhinking tnd efficiency.- For yon can't haw ckar tkrjtint with a bad Montck slaggiih lifer 11 et witfc tht 11 et witfc tht "P atomich, cortfripttton and kindftt dawrocn, It n ay raeh men that Sah ormttm ralnt n t tentte, tale and taktunaim nty upon produced in Can- da by iho deslructhe dtstlllation of 'cod (it by any other It Is proposed tft place ai excise A federated colincll has heen formed in Victoria, lor the co- ordination ot the various patriotic; anil social' terries ewdeaV- ors of tbs cily. A pen ot six mottled own- ed bv K. Puilen, of AVlioiiriock, B.C., whlcl won first prize in the recently ufy will be 1 per tent, on trery gallon )f 6 cent, acid and H apply n similar proportion for yr less strength. Unon prescribed cnrjdltkmn there is :o be a of duly on maiV Hsed n the maniifaciure of vinegar apd depailrnent will be empowered, to au- thorize the preparation ot lobacco and cigars in packages of each size as may be advisable. BOLSHEVIK FLUNDCM. PARIS, April '.nwmafer the Petrograd branch Credit-Lyonnalfl has been compelled to hand orer (o the Bolshevik government all aecari conceded provincial joretfcmCTt laying contest-at VMorta, waa last week to an Ontario poultry breed- er for 1300, or per pullet, Provision is made It M order In council fo return to wien pof- the- rtoilles of gpnaAtTI M the Canadian force aerriof rai'fHbeTai wbo have dlsd on ilnty. "ft'.Ii not possilile to iraaatof prrrrlslon haft heen tte ria- commendation of Mill- t4a, for Iho r _, patch received bcro. nlfo dian bnrlnl gronnd fllMrjIa, taxed By CUSCH expenses Bolslievikl. Dominion Oovemjient.' Bdnj t b, eooifrowd of all tkansinj and (owe ekrMntt of ript rrsh h ptrtorrna in work in nor- mal