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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALHERTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL S, 1911 NUMBER 100 BIG NFRE 1 U RATES ORDERED BY RA REDUCTIONS ALL ALONG THE LINE AFFECT COAL, WHEAT, FLOUR, SUGAR AND WHOLESALE RATES-BIG VICTORY FOR ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAm^LETHBRIDGE WINS ON COAL RATES-GRAIN RATES LOWER Ottiava, Onl., Apfil �.-The Dominion Railway CoiiiiiiJs.sioii hnniled tiown .iii:- tendiriK from tlir (iicut I,nice, t,, f:-mounla lis ; sccund. Pari';!- scclinn. I', cludlii!.; niaiiiliiml \.\\\ liiirs \\\ i'.nUs'ir Columbia, and liiirrl, ihr U. r l.ik,? .section, iiicludiiii; iiilai.d na'. i.;:ahi.' '.. a-tcrs in thai pio\ inci'. HKIII ,\Ll!KRr\ .-�iWl.t. IS \ .\l!Oi.)Sl!i;i) .\ standard scale (,>\ max imiihi freight rates is lixcd u_)Y e:'.cii srclion HOW LETHRRIDGE GAINS COAL lAATIiS rc'dticcd aliiiosl 20 per cciil. opcnin.i* up imtcli larmier iiiafki i. (iHAIN AND FLOUR HATCS lo Fori William reduced by about 27) \wv coiil. \\v-cTiiclions arc. al.so made on westl)oimd rates. Loetd rales are reduced 20 lo jjer ceiil. WHOLESALE l^ATES both in and out ol' Letlibridge are reduced by about .seven per cent. Leilibridf-je is a recognized wliolesale ecnln' and gels the Ijenefli of all culs in rates. SUGAR RATI'^S are reduced from 10 lo 2.") per cent., Avliich will be a big Iielp lo Ravmond and the l)eel sugar industry of Ibe soiilji. ' PASSENGER RATOS are not atlected. OTHER NOTES ON JUDGMENT Comes into elTect September 1st. Manitoba standard rates are basis for Alberta and Saskatchewan. No retkiction on fruit, vegetables, butler, clieese or eggs. Great victory for the West. The lir,'.;-s| scale in the v.est,. now I iKUMi as Ih.' .MalinH,;a standard, has; iif.-i: aniplit;pd t'l ^hn-.v rates up t-i ltioM-:i!id I.lie hiiiidred niile^. and ��Mil .iipi; I hrn!ii;ho'ii. (hf. entire prairie sr-iiini;, and on the I'.ritisli ( idiiiiiliia lai>"s, aa'iiishim; tiic !;ii^lifr srale iiov. changed ill Saskatchewan ;.nii Mbcita 'vVhai uiil be l-:mwi! as ;|:c I'aciliC si-ah- is en a so'r.ew hat !r'ih:'r iiasi- .in.l ��. iVi Liovetn in Paci-v\ tcrritoiN. Tii.'sc changes result in ,1 '^irost .mli.il rfdiicticti irom ilic pres� cr.t standard iiaixijioim scales in Sas-1 a! ( hew an. .Mbcrlii and Brilisli Co-li.Tiihia. iiisi.ps wiioi.i'lsALi-: cKSTpa'.s \ sptH la! ili:,triliulir,:j, tavili uii lov.-cr Ijasis is advised iro!,'i recngnized distnhul iiii', centres, rcfluciion from Ihc standard tarih oi each territory I;c iitc !') pi-r cent, of jirairlc standard scale. s.\;mplk pjODrcTfoxs I The i'illov. ini: lirsi class rate examples indicate the character of reduc-lions, olhrr classes being proportion- ] at civ scaled. ;'lM;(f TO LIsTIlBRlDOK ID CKNTS ; LKSS ! The first class rate from Winnipeg fo Rcgiiia is reduced by eight cents, '. to Swift Current by nine, Calgary I twelve, Rcvclstoke fifteen. Saskatoon j thirteen, lOdmonlon si.xteen and LetJi- HERE ARE THE MEN TO WHOM ALBERTA OWES HER VICTORY NAME RURAL COMMITTEE All that was mortal ot Old Man I'CKsimisrn, was laid peacefully to lest last night, so far as Lethbridgc is concerned. As the first real meeting of the full lioard of trade held since the middle �if last Dw^cmber, last night's session marked the passing of anything and everything i>ut optimism, the spirit that has porvadetl the many iocial gatherings and mcttingB of the council at noonday luncheons, since the iie-.\- creation on tJie first day of 'an-uary, 1914. Ccunell meetings oi the board have lieen held every week, but, the mem-liers wanted a full meeting, as thoy vere iutcrested in what their cc.l-Ueagues were doing- -Vnd evci'yone has been up and :, and Wilkic riiThtccn i-cnls jinr i'undred poliiiils. I'"ri:.'ii ."-^asiiatuoi; the lirs-l class rate is ri-i|i:cMi 111 Ilarilisty lit se-.en, \Vmi \aid lo!"-, ,ind Davidson iinir ceiils per htiiaircd [loiiiids. From ('a!'j,ar> lo Regina ten, to .\iaclcoit three, haliiioiiton four, la^th-hridr,,- liirce. t ardstr.n (our, and l'>r-iiie 'ii'hl i:ni.s per Imndrprl pounds, ! ro;r. l-ainionlon to SasUatooii iour, t,, Canircisc six, Wclaskiwin six. Ca!-pary four. Il'gli River seven, and Lethhridce nine ceiils per hundred pounds. Similar rediictiuns are iroiii other ; prairie joiiiiins cintl^es : l''rom \"an (�Oliver tn .\shcroit iour cents ; to Kairiliaips tv.^eiity ; Rcvclstoke twen-Usix ; .'\e!siin liiteeii, and Calgary sevii ct'iits per hundred pounds. 'ITUtOI'CIl RATKS Through rates from eastern to western Canada are based on those charged from Port Arthur or Fiirt �William. After citing reductions al~ rea.'ly made by order oi the Board in the regional rate case, further reduc-lions are made and a more uniform basis adopted. LKTHBRIDGl-; flAIXS M CENTS Kxamplcs cf new rates from lake terminals arc given below, iliose to other poiiils being similarly scaled'; � (Continued on Page S). One of the meniberR of the Commission, who has been present at several of the commission's sittings in Leth-k'Tldge ,A.^.Go0pt:vt::. Of Kootenay, the Western member of j the Commission, formerly member of Parllaent for that constituency LAST SPIKE G.T.P WASDRINIODAY Lirve Started in 1905 is Now Complete from Winnipeg to the Gbast BIG DAY FOR THE G. T. P. NOAMENDINT TOByOGFIYEI Mc Lean Takes the Government lo Task for Not Considering the Farmers AN AMENDMENT LATER Ottawa, Ont., April 8.-The budget was continued in Commons yesterday, A. K. McLean, (Halifax), opposition linancial critic, dealing at length with Hon. W. T. �^Vhite's budget statement. McLean criticized the government for not curtailing itu ex-jjtnditures, whieli, he said, in view of the decreasing revenues, should, be done in order to acoid excessive borrowings in London. He declared the tarilT reductions as inadequate, regretted the failure of the government to accept the United States offer of free wheat and enunciated the genei-al principle that in framing a policy in regard to ioodstufis, the principle of freedom from tariff imposts .should be adopted. There sliould be no departure from this jirinciplc except for very good reasons. McLean did not move an amendment, but it is expected that the opposition will move one later. H. B. Ames, who followed, corj-; trastCKl the financial opeiatioiis of the present government with those of the late administration to the advantage of the Conservatives. He said the of-i fer of free wheat was a hait held out 'by the United States which Canada would be very wise to ignore. To accept the offer would mean ruination to milling interests. J. G. Turriff said that the fanners of Canada had been given a cold diBal in the tarill changes. The denial of free wheat' was costing farmers of the west miUioii.s of dollars. For ovcty dollar that would be save