Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Hetbbtibje Derate fcetb&ri&je, Hibcrta OAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers I*HE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED $23 6th Street South, Lethbridoe W. A. Buchanan Fresident and Managing Director lohn Tonanee - - Business Manager T2LEPHONE9 Business Office .............. 1252 Editorial Office.............. 1324 Subscription Rates; Dally, delivered, per week......10 Daily, delivered, per year .....J5.00 Dally, by mai!, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 Pv'eekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.0� Dates of expiry of subscriptions'ay-pear daily on address label. Accept-Mice of papers i.ftc. expiration date fs our authority to continue the� subscription. THE PROGRESS , OF THE WAR. The estimates of allied losses in the great offensive now being made are attrprisingly small when the magnitude of liio operations is considered. The estimates place the losses at 125,000, while the German losses cannot be less than 150,000. n:ost of whom are dead or wounded, as comparatively few prisoners were taljon by the retreating allies. The situation is comparatively quiet oy> the war Tronis now. the Germans evidently preparing lor another concerted drive, una fh Au.strhnis for an expected drive on tus. Italian front. TAKING STRONG MEASURES IN QUEBEC TROUBLE : Brig.-Cjeu.' Lessard is now iu command, hi Quebec and he Ha? let it be known that lie will stand for no more foolishness on the pari oi the fiery agitators. Premier Borden has announced that there -will he amendments to the Military Service Act at this session which will result in a careful survey of all those in Class 1 who have been exempted, so that all who have been improperly excused from military service will � be called to the colors. This will apply with particular force in Quebec where there has been a systematic attempt to make a joke of the administration of the act. It is'well that tie people of 0.n-^da haW received: these assurances. Quebec has put herself in the position of dejfying the government of -Canada and it^is just as well that Quebec be told right now that she must do her duty as the rest of Canada has done., A strong hand at - Ottawa is needed now. Sir Robert Borden can quite properly act with determination in this matter for he well knows that all Canada, outside Quebec, is behind him. has likewise absorbed five other banks, one as far back as 1870 and the others in 1901, 1908'. 1906 and 1912. The Royal Bank of Canada, the third of the "big group." has absorbed four crfher hanks, and all within the last seven year*, but in the case of two ot the bunks absorbed by tte Royal they hart themselves previously absorbed or amalgamated with other banks, thus sis former banks are now represented in the. Royal. Last year it was proposed to amalgamate the Bank of Hamilton with the Koyal Bank of Canada, but the Minister of Finance, Sir Thomas While, declined to approve and the rloal had to lie dropped. It is stated, but whether truthfully or not we do not know. Hint Sir Thomas' opposition to the amalgamation was not based on any question of principle, but rather because the "Toronto group"'was antagonistic to the "Montreal group" fortius central of the splendid business and resources of this Western Ontario institution. About the same time, the Sun Life Assurance Company, with headquarters nt Montreal, proposed to absorb the Manufacturers' Life Assurance Company,* with headquarters at. Toronto, but Sir Thomas White also refused, permission. This month, however, the "Montreal group' the thcrn Crown of Winnipeg, and the Bank of Montreal swallowing the Bank of British North America. By Jts latest acquisition the Roya* Bank becomes the second bank in Canada in point of total assets. Thus both the Montreal institutions out-distance the, Canadian Bank of Commerce, with headquarters at Toronto. By the absorption of the Quebec B?.nk last year and the Northern Crown this year, the Royal Bank was creeping up dangerously close to the Bank of Montreal for the premier position, but the Intter's absorption of the strong Bank of British North America this weekTurther secures It in the acsendancy. While this buying np of ' banks wholesale is an exciting and profitable game for our Eastern' giants of finance, what are the people of Canada, from whom the banks obtain all their powers and privileges, going to say about it? There has been a steadily growing feeling of apprehension on the part of the people of Western Canada over the banking system and methods of this country, a feeling ot apprehension which in recent yenrs has resulted in outspoken antagonism to the banks. This feeling has found expression in resolutions by almost every- representative body in the West and by declarations in the platforms of Western political conventions. However the people of the East may view the steady creation of a powerful, and ever more powerful, banking monopoly iu this Dominion, the men of the West are absolutely opposed to it. The movement for cheaper credit for our fanners upon which the three Prairie Governments have embarked is an indes to the feeliug existing. The Eastern bank magnates are flying1 NEW YORK VIEW New York, N. Y., April �.- In an editorial dealing with rioting in Quebec, which it attributes to outsiders imbued with "separatists passions inherited ancient and carefully stimulated," the New York Times this morning pays high tribute to the great masses of French Canadians in the ancient capital, who. in tiroes ot great stress have kept their heads and who. by their act have helped to redeem the follies and crimes of selfish' teachers and leaders of a gallant people. The Times scathingly rebukes Ar-niaud Lavergne ot whom it says: "Almost amusing, highly comic indeed, were this a time of peace and ordinary broken heads, is the Nationalist chief, Mr. Arniand Lavergne. who took or tried to take charge ot Quebec; sought to become the master of the situation and in a beautiful imaginative moment insisted that Sir t'p" appear to have nfade a killing. | *?*>rt Bjden^overament had set Roval Bank gobbling up the NoM h,lTO " the hP,'m �* ??.g8' Am�CS � - - - i these fogs and snowdrifts one aeems to a sun baked provincial statesman, some worthy colleague of Tartarin of Tara?con." After paying glowing tribute to the Canadian overseas forceB and reproducing an epic by Phillip Gibbs, the war correspondent who - wrote ot the great gallantry of a machine gun detachment organized in the early days of the war by a French Canadian officer, the editorial concludes: "French Canadian, British Canadian, American Canadian, let ub be grateful to ail the brave soldiers fighting tor us, and not bother tod much about a pack of scurvy malingerers and rioters." . The second case. ot. suicide within' a week was reported to Inspector Piper of "O" division, A.P.P. last night from Burials. Fred Korner, ah Austrian, was the victim of hit own rash act committed with baling wire in a barn on the Gibeau ranch close to Burmis. The case -was investigated by Const. Shute of the Bellevu'e detachment who had been notified by the C.P.R. station agent at Burmis.' It appears that Korner left his home .at Buraila on Sunday morning and went out to the Gibeau ranch, telling friends where he was going. On hje not returning, friend sent his little son and the straight in the...teeth qf an aroused!* ., , ,n ��. . public aentiment in this country. IAke i deceaseds son, each 10, years ot age, the aristocrats ot old feudal days they ?ut ,to ft? r*nfh tom�eB �7h*tJ wa� are adding fuel to the flames of pub:' *"�la* '*"* fat?er Tn"y fou?d *he lie suspicion and discontent;- and un-.'body dBn*Lm!L fr�ffi * ,n "|e less extremely careful they will ere- stable with the feet touching the ate a situation which will end in their; ground. Horner's friend' was notified, own undoing i an(i nun-ied to the ranch. .. He cut , "*' . ... . down the body, which was still warm. And the Government authorities at and endeavored to bring back life but Ouawa, whose approval must first be ' wag ^successful, coroner' Plnckney obtained before these amalgamations was notJfied hut con,idere4 an inquest and absorptions can take place wtll UDnecessarT( M lt �a� * W*3e of be well advised to 'go slow" before, 8Ujcjae 7*T ~ tT sanctioning another such deal. This; " , -� ' .i. ' Vi,.-- creation of a financial monopoly has! Korners wife and three AUdren already been carried too far. carried ! have .tneir.*�T*_,n ye** WESTERN CANADA AND THOSE BANK MERGERS. With bigger things like the war and production occupying the. attention of Westerners these days, it is not surprising that the two recent bank mergers have created little or no public interest lu Western Canada. In ordinary times, large financial deals of. this nature would have been widely discussed, but not having the time to inquire into the possible effects of the transactions, the westerner "lets it xo at that." The Regina Leader, however. h?.s some interesting comment on those deals from a western standpoint. It says: The people of Canada cannot, dare not, look on with indifference while this steady absorption of thejenjaner hanking institutions of the country by three or four of the larger banks goes on apace. Particularly, the people of Western Canada have grave cause for anxiety because of the fact that, with the exception of the Union Bank of Canada and the Weyburn Security bank, every bank now� doing business in thi3 country has its headquarters in Eastern Canada. Our people are, therefore, practically at the mercy of the financial magnates of Toronto and Montreal. There is every evidence that a keen struggle for financial supremacy In Canada Is in progress between two great rival financial groups, one in Toronto, one in Montreal. In taejr respective spheres these groups aim at control of banks, mortgage corporations, insurance companies, trust and loan companies, transportation systems.and traction companies, and great manufacturing concerns of various kinds. The directorates of these great institutions are, as a rule, grouped and interlocking. Less than thirty years ago there were 41 separate and distinct banks in Canada; nine years ago there were "S; today there are only ID. And whereas a comparatively few years ago quite a number of basks were on a fair equality in the matter of capital paid-up, reserve funds, assets, and amount of business transacted, three banks now largely dominate the situation, and It is these banks whlcb are seemingly engaged in a struggle to secure the premier banking - position in the Dominion. In the years 1903, 1908, 1906 and 1807 the Bank of Montreal gobbled Up four banks, and it is,now announced that it has absorbed the Bank of British North America, the only bank doing businea* In Canada which is incorporated under a British and not Canadian charter. Vfe* Canadian Bank ot Commerce to the point of danger to the interests and welfare of the public. Produce and save'! Save daylight and grow a garden. Make your garden feed your i'amily-for a year. They can't keep Mayor Med eric Martin down. Tammany tactics are effective in Montreal. ago she said, Korner had threatened to take his life. He bad no enemies so iar as the police could find out, and the motive for self murder could not be determined. .. Indiana has gone dry. The Hooi-iers will now have no reason to keep them from emigrating to Alberta. This Is the time of year to be looking through that highly colored spring literature-the seed catalogue. One of the German long rango guns has busted. They can now put it in a museum along with their Zeppelins and other baby-killing contraptions. The Bolshevik! hare a notion to fight, and the. allies are ready to help them. If they only would! Russia^ is too grandma .country to fall into the greedy hands ot the Huns. The tale of the Knight ranch, a $3,000,000 deal, if another of those incideata tfeat go to keep Southern Alberta to the front. Faith plays a large part tn such a transaction, and certainly faith in Southern Alberta is warranted.� Ottawa, Apr. 3.-The latest figures of invalided soldiers on the strength of the Military Hospital Commission's command discloses that the number has fallen to 9805. This figure represents a decrease of 417 between Mar. 15 and 22, and a tqtal decrease of more than �400 since the first pf January when the figure was 11,981. Tlhs figure was the highest / that the strength of the command ever reached and was an increase of over nine thousand during the year of 1917, The ' decline since the first of the year i may be attributed partlyNto a higher rate of discharges this year and also to the fact that during the winter months the Canadian troops were not in action so frequently as during the summer. . As there is no indication ot the number of Canadian divisions being increased it is not considered likely that the number ot returnod' soldiers in hospitals in Canada will.go much above the 12,000 markkas t\� full effect of such heavy actions as Vlmy and Passchendaele participated in by the Canadians already has bean felt. D. D.JtfCK^lsfe, MP., told the minister of trade and- commerce the other day that the .daylight saving plan wasn't according to the Bible as it would encroach an bour on the Sabbath. Mr. McKensle shouldn't be too literal. They fight on the Sabbath aver in France and even golf on the Sabbath in this country. ONE KILLED , Pittsburg, Apr 2.^0he man is known to have been killed and fourteen' others were badly injured when an oil cylinder exploded in the plant of the Flamraery Bolt company at Brldgevillc, near here, today. The injured, some of them'so badly hurt that It Wfta said they could not recover ware brought on a special train. its credit-,: our only method of financing, being to cater to the dancers at irregular intervals. Since the beginning of this year) we have been fortunate in receiving assistance from several individuals and labor organizations; and now the kin.of our serving comrades are trying to help us further by soliciting you as a community, to- individually contribute your loose change to the' cause, of which you may welh be proud. Trusting that your memory win be good, and your heart generous on Saturday next, ' " , I am, your truly, A VETERAN. "PICKED UP IN* JPjiSS/JVG F0R THB BV&Y MAN THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 19i� EARNED 0. C. M. BY Col. Sam Sharpe is ill In a hospital in England. Mary Plckford haB subscribed $100,-000 to- the now U. S. Liberty ^oau. It is estimated that exclusive of the United States, 13,000,000 women are now engaged In war work. Baroness de Rothschild, one of the wealthiest women iu Franco, labors from dawn to dark as a nurse. B. J. Pursell, one of the American engineers captured by the bandits in northern Honan province early last month and held for ransom, has been rescued by Boldiers. PurseM's home was formerly in St. Paul, Minn. W, F. Curtis v of Calgary, led the perefttent loyer of. his .daughter around by,.the nose before the eyes of his fiancee, so_William Good decided tot have his offender up in court on a charge of assault. Curtis was fined $1 without costs. Capt. Martin,-of Viking, Alta., is missing at ',he front. AH drug stores. In Edmonton have decided to remain closed on Sunday. j Kdmohton civic estimates for the I year total 2,�li8i060, an increase over j last year. | Bolo Pasha's appeal in Paris to the high court against his death sentence The largest customs revenue in four years is reported in the figures of the Edmonton customs office for the fiscal year ending March 31. A total of $1,0*7,104 stands to the credit of) R.NjA.S that office, being a gain ot $270,701 orer the year previous. has been refused. Joseph Caucnon, sixty-,two.. years old, son of the late ox-lieutenant-governor of Mfcuitcba^diad at Edmonton. Miss Emma G. Mullen of New York was killed in the church which was struck by a German shell on Good Friday. This increases /o five the" number ot Americans who lost their lives In the church. A Dominion bureau of education was urged -by Dr. Scott, superintendent, of schools, Calgary, before a gathering of about 1000 delegates to the teachers' association ot Alberta at Edmonton. _ Flight gab Lieut, .John Q- Carroll, of Wynyardv Sa�k.,'ls rcporl- AKred Isaacs, employee of the Mitchell Garage, Biautford, died at tho Brantford General hospital, from wounds received* when it is alleged, George Duncan, his half-brother, attacked him with an axe, smashing his skull and fracturing both jaws. Duncan It under arrest. The* wife of Pte. Cyrus A. McAllister, Hying at Windsor, was notified that her husbaijd died, from the effects of gas poisoning. Only a few days a�o Mrs. McAllister received a letter from her husband stating that he expectedto to reach bom* on fur lough by Sester. George Penor and Albert Johnson were each sentenced to three years tn the penitentiary by. Magistrate Mac Donald at Winnipeg. The men were 'arrested for forgery and uttering. They posed in towns throughout Canada as members of the Canadian special war department and Johnson had Issued cheques as paymaster which Penor, poathg/ as a mem-bar of the unity, cashed. Both men have a long record of .crime in Canada and the United States. cd missing by the naval'department The department announces also the death in hospital of Assistant Paymaster Fred Thompson, R.NiC.V.R., i of Otago, New Zealand. Plans for. the immediate reconstruction here ot the Thor Iron Works and Shipbuilding plant, which were wiped out by fire wore discussed by company officials and contractors and it is expected that the work of rebuilding will begin right away.. President Wilson has set aside $250,-000 from his $100,000,000 -war emer-] gency fund tor the use of the commls-i sion on training camp activities in es-! tablishing reformatory facilities and houses ot detention for delinquent girls and women found near military camps. Major Phil Mackenzie, provost marshal at Montreal, states that he has ascertained that "Sergt. R. F. Boyd" is an assumed name, and that the bogus V.C. is Robert, Rosbrough, late of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, who was court-martialed in England. Arraand Lavergjje hasissued a warrant against Bdwin J. Smith, manager of the Quebec Daily Telegraph tyr al- London, April 2.-Dramatic vignettes of personal heroism furnished In the following incidents earned the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Gunner W. A. Allen under a heavy barrage established a signalling line, was blown up, stunned tpr several minutes, then rescued woiyided from a shattered pill box. 775,962, Private �A. R. Bandy, as a stretcher bearer, was three times buried by shell fire but insisted on rescuing wounded. 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