Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1916 THE LETHBRID6E DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE DISCOMFORTURE OF GOVT. IS APPARENT 'A R G. Ottawa, April 8.-How tli� government benchoH did .buzz when Ooorgo Ivylo. Hung his eharges ut them-buzz-i)d llku II Hwnrm oC bluo botllo Man disturbed at the honey pot! They are buzzing yet. Tlio cable buzzes with .S. O. S. moHBageB to Sam. "Como back and do your own o.xplalnlng," or words to that effect. That Is the grent question of the day-con Sam como back-meaning has he got an nswer ready. Vor Sam has already wirod his re- ply that ho will return by the first boat to ineot the chorKes against his dear Friend Allison and the companies ho got balled up with In tho llulted States. Sam has a cabled summary of the charges In his pocket and can be studying the answers on lils way over, lie ought to arrive in Ottawa about tho time this article la In print. Ho will read with relict the unuounce-ment that It is a royal commissinu and that its scope is strictly limited to the Kyfe charges. Canada's war THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HAS INSTALLED ( SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. LODGE YOUR Wills, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies or other valuables in one of these boxes FOR FfRTHTlR INFORMATION APPLY TO Lethbridge Branch - R. T. Brymner, Mgr Are Your GiUdren Learning to Save Money? Each maturing son and daughter should have a personal Savings Account in the Union Bank of Canada, with opportunities to save regularly, and training in how to expend money wisely. Such an education in thrift and saving will prove invaluable In later life. LEThBRIDQE RRANCH QRA86V LAKE BRANCH G. K. TINNING, Manager H. E. SANDS, Acting M�ri�gef .1 mm. lord will Hnil thin iimch more acceptable tliun (loeH air Wilfrid Laiirler wlio wHtits H nommlttee ot parliament and full ln(iiilry Into all tho trnnsac-tlons ot tlio old ahell committee. However, the govemmeiit Is bound to confine the danger zone to one Bpot It it Clin, ir Sam realgnB ho has threatened to pull down ;it least two more cabinet nilnl.stera ' with him. Here Is a man who Is worth saving as far as possible. Hence the royal commission and Its narrow motes and bounds. There are already eighty-one royal cnninilsslons which have been appointed by tho Borden government since lllll. Their cost to this country Is a duartur of a million dollars-the price, ko to speak, of free and irrcHponslbli' Kovemment In Canada. The royal comhiission on the company Major (lun�iiil Sir Sam HuKhoH lieepB Is oni^ more. That makes eighty-two. The more tho merrier. Sir Sam lias got liis colleagues into a lot of trouble. Me Is the man around whtui the pleasant fiction �was bnlll. "He may be eccentric, but he doiM tilings.", There seems to liave liei'u method in his madness. George Kyto has shown some of the things lie does-to say tho least ot It he buniR Canadian money, likewise Hrl-: tish. liy the milllona. A Desperate Measure This royal commission, stingy as it is. Is a desncrnte nieasuro to save the Kovcrnment. it marks the end of Sir Sam's power over liis colleagues. Sam must oboy orders uo^^. cancel Ills l-,nndon bnniiuels. put off tlic family reunions of Hughes colonels, and hike borne to save his bacon it he call. If he can't he goes out. I5ven siieli a staunch supporter as Premier Horden has no use for a discredited war lord. The royal commission proves no cliauKR of hearl In Uie cabinet. It was lirought about by dissatisfaction in tlie ranks of tlie Conservative party in the house. It was the silent vote that spoke up, (he humble, honest liack-beiichers who were not sweet on Sir Sam and bis vagaries. They were pained and surprised at George Kyte's revelations. Sam's ramifications in the United States via Colonei .1. Wesley .Allison and liis crowd of Yankee highbinders was news to them. Tliere is reason to suppose that It wasn't news to bis cabinet colleagues because when Premier Hor-den and .Sir Sam came back from ISngland last Septemlier they were met in New York by Allison and Y'oa-kum wlio. no doul)t. told them they were falling out with their partner, Eugene Lignanti, tlie flute player, and were settling up with as little noise as possible. Consettuently the . Iiorror displayed liy the cabinet has i more concern with ilie Kleventh Com-'mandraeut whicli rends: "Thou shalt i not he found out." Sir Sam's life-! long friend, soul mate, confidential I adviser, disinterested patriot, and i chief money-saver to the Britlsli Kim-j ))ire, is in process of beini; found out. j Hence the stern command to Sam to I come back and face the music. the: STANDARD BANK OF CANADA NKAD OFFICE - TORONTO SOLDIERS, ATTENTION! Our Savings Bank provides a suitable and convenient place for yonr urphis Funds. A joint acKonnt is specially adapted for those going oTerseaa, Apply to LETHBRIDGE BRANCH G. F. BLETCHER, Man.fer, 2S8, 13th Street N. The Management of Estaites,OfficiarAssignee, Fire Insurance and Collection of Rents form a part of our business. British Canadian Trust Co. PHONE 1843 SIS 5th STREET SOUTH-C&NY�EARE BLOCK-LETHBRIDGE Much Indignation One finds in the Conservative rank and file every degree ot indignation from lukewarm to boiling. "Stealing,'' said one of tliem to me, "not drinking. Is the vice of this country." Mfiny of them feel Just that way. Others point out tliat in Russia they send grafters, however high .nlaced, to Siberia and that the course taken In France is a blank wall and a firing party at sunrise. They see red when they think ot our boys bleeding and dying in the trenches -while an outfit oC Yankee land pirates juggles with contracts for shell fuses. It was bad enough in all conscience for Major General Sir Sam Hughes to father a shell committee which overfed itself eighty million dollars worth, but to go outside the country to hand another twenty-two million dollars of Canadian money to a get-rlch-quick gang of Yankee grafters of which Colonel J. Wesley Allison was the Walllngford and Benjamin Yoakum was the Blackio Daw-to lift these characters bodily out ot the pages Of George Randolph Chester and let jtheiii do their \Yorst to Canada-:well, ' that was goading human nature too far. Sir Sam is- probably studying his answers right now. Like Admiral Sir .loseph Porter he rotiros to the seclusion that n cabin grants and mugs the case up. Can he bluff through'.' He did that before. Tho answer Is no. The time for hot air has gono by. If Sam wants to Justify his war babies, both here and in the United j States, he will have to toll the tacts! .\Iry banter will not go down any longer. It has been said that friendship is almost a vice with Major General Sir Sam Hughes. Instead of vice road crime. Tho mlnistor of ml- Utlft has three friends to explain to the public, Colonel .lohn Wesley Allison, hlfl original soul-mate, and latterly two others, who were taken into a profit sharing triumvirate of middlemen with no previously visible means of support-namely R. V. Yoakum, a New York ciirh-brokcr and a ratsO'the-wind promoter, and Eugene Ugnanti, a flute player. In the Rltii-Carlton Hotel at .Montreal. Mgnantl fell out with his pals last September at which time he waa aware of Ills own knowledge of contracts for .the British and Canadian governments which would brin.e; Yoakum and Allison 11,600,000 in commission. Incidentally .Mr. Kyto's resenrdics revealed the fact that Colonel J. Wesley Allison's widely horalde-bery. Sir Sam once expressed a hope I that Colonel J. Wesley Allison would keep all his little bills for expenses and such and present tliese at the proper moment. There need be little fear, I take it, in that regard. So keen a saver as Colonel .1. Wesley Allison will certainly save lils bills until the time comes to ciash In. As a Colonel .1. Wesley Allison is bound to make gallant charKOs and no doubt he win. Looking over tiie indictment, while aboard ship. Sir Sam will observe that George Kyte has been calling his friend Colonel J. Wesley Allison a liar and a perjurer, as proved by three different kinds ot evidence and demand-1 ing his extradition eltiier as a perjur-' er or a receiver of secret commissions. ; As a friend Colonel .John Wesley Al-' lison must be a great burden even to a Jaunty weight carrier like Sir Sam Htighes. Most of tlie trotibie harks I back to him. He takes a lot of do-1 fending. The story runs that his name I was originally Isaac Wesley Allison j but thai the Isaac end of it got him ; disliked when he was making bar-' gains 30 he changed it to John which in combination with Wesley makes a splendid ambush. It is also said \ that when the customs bars were litt-: ed at Morr'isburg to lot Colonel Allison's war purchases through, he slipped a few peace consignments over at the same time. Major General Sam or somebody else should give olilclal denial to these stories. As a true friend the best thing Colonel Sam can do for Colonel .John Wesley Allisor, is to give him a chance to appear before , the public accounts committee, by ex-I tradition or otherwise. Another pal ot Colonel John Wesley Allison's in whom tiie public is deeply interested is Benjamin Franklin Y'oak-um. who took the long end ot the million dollar split. He is likewise the bearer of an historic name tvhicli inspires great confidence. B. F. who seems to have had a finger in every pie that was about lo bo cut, is a New Y'ork curl)-broker when he is on a peace footing. Evidently he is as keen as his illustrious namesake on making a fortune. Rugene Lignantl the Montreal liute player, is some Orpheus. Of old the god drew after him with Ills music sticks and stones and trees and rocks and he almost drew Eurldlce up-which would have brought a smell of brimstone into the house-but he wasn't a patch on Lignantl who after a year's performance on the war pipes drew out fifty thousand dollars cash and two hundred and sixteen thousand In promissory notes. Lignanti's success will encourage many young men to learn tho flute- although Heaven knows tlierc are enough trying right now. Such are the facts and fancies tiiat everybody is buzzing about while Sam is on his way home across the deep blue sea. Some are sad, others angry, but one at least is cheerful, R. B. 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