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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 15, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta p. THE LETHBRtDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, APRIL 15, IDIG frA 1LYAND WEfiKUV :� BubMrlptlon R�e�'. Dally, aelivered; per week ..... W Dally, dellTofed, per year ......JSUO Dally, by malll per year........�100 JVeAkly, by mail, per year ......SlOU ; TELEPHONES Business Office............... "5! Editorial Office ............... 1324 W; A. Buchanan Matiaging Director John TorranOo Business Munager ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR Another Important British victory la Mesopotamia, which advances the British still farther towards the goal ot ihe relief of Gen. Townshend's tropps, was recorded yesterday and gives further reason for contidence over the situation in that country. At Verdun the Oennan heavy artillery is again busy on both sides of the" river, covering small attacks which are made against various points of -tiie French .defence. Considerable anxiety is expressed OTe;f the attitude of Roumania, which .'cointrj' 's said to be now inclining tcw^rds the central powers, although it; is believed that no definite action, will be taken until some decisive victory: on either side is proclaimsd. price tor grain in store, Ktort WlUiani, was 113%. The price quoted hei'e (or grain in store In the Calgary elevator w�i 110%, from whloh wmild be deducted the freight lo Winnipeg plus any elevation,, charges Incurred at Calgary. That Is all the proof required that the adver�e difference does exMst. U might be pointed out that, in spite of the adjustment ot the frelsht rates, they still are against the farmer shipping to Calgary. LethbrUigOs is a 23-cent point, Calgary is a 25-cent point. The farmer in this district making use of the Calgary elevator is given a rate of about two cents a hundred to Calgary. Prom Cftlgary. to Fort VSIlllam he pays 2."> cents, making 27. ceuts per hundred or 16.2 cents per bushel. By shipping direct from L,ethbridge on the 2o-cent rate, he gets his grain to Fort William for 18,3 cents a bushel, a difference against the Calgary route of 2.4 cents per bushel, or about $25 a car. The same thing holds good as regards the .24-cent points, only to a little less degree. Kven the Ho-cent points ore affected, though those in the immediate territory of Calgar>-are not. But Ptncher Creek Is a 25-cent point and would be affected to the extent of the freight rate from Ptacher Creek to Calgan*. even thoilgh that rate were reduced to two cents. Calgary may as well realize that it cannot build Itself up as a grain centre under such conditions. Other things being equal we are sure the farmers of Southern Alberta would be pleased to avail themselves of the facilities offered by the Calgary elevator, but -we would like to feel the back of the farmer's head who falls over himself to ship his grain In that djrectlon under present conditions. GLOOM NQW VERY THICK AT OTTAWA Bit H. F. a Ottawa, April Ifi.-Certainly a doop; gloom has been cast over this com munity. It can be cut with a knife- (his Stygian melancholy, it hitugs IfitVESTIGATION wbjLILD CLEAR AIR We took the ground when specific cbarges were made In Saskatchewan that an Investigation should be held. iWe- argued -then that it was the only �wisp, and satisfactory course to take iri'tirder- to satisfy, the p'eoplo. >fow that specific charges have been preferred in Alberta we, tliink the gov-emgient -should grant an investiga-tlOB; of eoAe character in order, that the. situation created can be cleared � up. if will bs better for all. parties-con-eeirijed if an inquiry was held. The charges may fall of proof, then so much the better. "Qn the other hand, chafes made and not investigated caiiss distrust and-leave the government  open to; the charge ot being afraid .to Investigate. Asu real Irlejid of the Alberta gov. ' emment and a/ataunch advocate, ot -its progressive admlnlstratfqh of. provincial affairs, we would say that it �would fare better in public estimation, -If-it agreed to an inquiry^ The people are mora serious now than ever before, they want and will de-nianda dean government. Men are not ae blind and as unelastic in their partisanship as in former days. Ad-1Pat of the Jim Hill railroad ; ministration of affairs must be frank ' "^es. w�d an extensive campaign of advenlBlng resulted In attracting OUR OPPORTUNITY TO ATTRACT TOURISTS ; pnder heading "See- Canada This Year," the Toronto Globe 6ay3 the United States annually sends 150,000 to 200,000 of Us wealthiest and most extravagant people abroad during the season of tourist travel. With Europe in the grip of a world war, these men and women will have to remain In America this summer. Mexico Isn't exactly a pleasure spot these days; so to United States and Canada these ;peopl'e ..will have to turn for their amusement. Bonthem Alberta Haa'not yet any far-famed summer resort,! but we liave one in the making,, and It we avail ourselves J^^iif this year's" opportuiilties we should^-'place burseives^ln-a'fair way to having one. Watferton Lakes National Park is as pretty a spot as is to be found In the ^Rockies, affording all the necessities for a resort. One feature about this park is that It lies alongside the Glacier Park in Montana. Glacier Park is the par- liko a fog in the halls and lobbies. In green chamber and red. But "It settled thickest lu No. 10, the Consorva-th-e caucus room, Gone is the light word, Iho sparkling anecdote-Colonel Hugh Clark has not told a new story for a week- the cheerful banter, the merry quip, the loud laugh that speaks the peaceful party mind. Gone-all gone. Instead, the long face, the bated breath, the whispered fenr. Our old friend R. E. Morse is in their midst and he looks like making a .ggod visit. The strikers all came bacic.but four. They were glad to be pleased with a royal coramlssion that would find out as little as posslhle-r-a'ny old excuse for falling out of bed ijnU falling back again. .But now they-tire not 90 glad. The biggest gallery- ot. the session greeted Sir Wilfrid's speech oij bloodstained sraft, a gallery more titan half women, which shows thpit the belter halt ot the world isthinklug. When Sir Wilfrid proclaimed-that the object ot all good patriots was to demand an account of-every -dollar-drawn from the treasury and every drop of blood shed on the battleficUl, the pallcry which had sons and brothers, husbands, and sweethearts on that distant, dangerous field showed signs of ^, ^,^,,,^,,u o.. o�.u deep emotion and the striker, realise-j uushSs? Has he any more right to o?i upe complete investigation than pais took a different view ot these thinjjs from the party politicians. In short they saw that tholn party gnmo was a long way behind public sonll-ment and they would have to catch up or lie left out In the cold nt the next general election. They wore sore then and are sore now that they did not go the limit like the Hon. Andrew Brodor. W, F. Mnolenn, Mondou and'lytvmarcho, who said by their votes that they would rather be right than hide-bound. Andy Broder, honest Andy as ho is called, has hart a run in with Colonel John Wesley Allison before now and knows just what to expect from this gentleman with the pious name and the predatory instincts, Mondou and l.a-marche displayed the ultimate courage ot their convictions and W. F. Maclean went the length ot standing by a weelv-old editorial of the Toronto World, which is almost revolutionary In W. F,'3 case. On the whole Xo. 16 is wrapped in profound regret that tt didn't show up bettor on tlie division. Nelson's maxim was that the boldest measures are the safest, and who are they to fio behind the ripe wisdom of that Croat leader? If safety llrBl is the line to take, why didn't they take it? It Mark Twain was prepared to sacrifice all his wife's relations, why shouldn't the Conservative party In the Hoiiso of Commons be prepared to sacritlfo Major General Sir Sam ed that stop-gap measures were not enough. They realized that the widows and orphans whose tears moistened the millions so lightly looted by Colonel John Wesley Allison and his F)1CKED UP IN ASSINGIZZZl FOR THE BUSY MAN the Duke of Marlborough who was one of the examples cited by Sir Wilfrid l.aurier? Sacrifice Sir Sam? Would he he the only sacrifice? ,,Aye. there's the rub: There's the cisnslderation that gives them pause. Wdiildn't it-mean the sacritlce of tht^,.-'wh61e govern-i ment? Time was-and not so long ago at that-when th|e-cabinet minis; ters were making tfio' use of detectives to .hang something on each I other. How far did they succeed? It Is all right for the cabi'iiot to i^rofe'ss ________________i collective iguoranc&.of' Sir Sam's dcf- ^ranttord Hydro during Mwch gain- ,^;!^.l"ti?,^,^dli^cS" Sir' Z '^'�'^''�^^'^ ben Borden Haz"n;Sp,'LugheedV ?ll,bJb.-JH. served as acting riiinister of militia _ ^ , ~ ,,, and must have-had'a-peep-into the E. J. Rocbon, well-known curler ; ^i, ,)nch did liiey see? How .md horse-man, proprietor of the Le-ij,,^^,^ jl^, they shut their eyes iol land hotel, Winnipeg, has enlisted iu the ranks as a private. Senator Lougheed; for-instance, was acting minister of militia at the very time the fuse contracts were handed out to the American Ammunition Co. and the International .\rms and Fuse Co. How little does he know about it? Did nobody but the shell committee ... t ... . ^ i examine the contracts by which All Jewish soldiers in the Overseas ; t,,^,tj..t,ree million-dollars worth of forces-will be glyen leave of absence , orders and advance payments of irom sunset April 17 to sunset April ; ^..^r three million dollars were slip- ^ FouT'CytinJtr MoJ�U lHrir, 7 lu>m|n - }122S Im4iW, Lmwiiii  � 1290 Utiutni^it.hxf. ^ ISM Tnriq Cir. 7�uuti'  � SI,LONDON,Eiif. M> Afub Iw Nartk Aairic* �AI�U> F, RnCHIE ft CO. UKtm II HcCAUL STUTT, TORONTO (.5) then chided the piireliaser for being | in such a deuce of a hurry that ho couldn't wait a minute. But when all is said and done tlie talk .comes back to Sir Sam Hughes and his soul-mate, Colonel John Wesley Allison. Last session the war lord's critics were calling him Sir Sham Shoes. This session he goes by the name of Sir Sliam Fuse, It Is agreed on all sides that his friendship with Colonel John Wesloy .Allison Is one of the greatcBt. 'nrtost passionate and most cxpenKivora.fRnltieg^ of history. Not David and^ Jonath'an, nor OroEtea and Pylades, nor Demon and l^tliluH, ever t-oMt their (vountry bo much money. George Kytij has already advertised some of the gallant (harg(;H made liy (.'olonel John Wesley Allison, with Major Oenofal Sam Iho force In reserve, and there are said to be more where that came from. This naturally keeps no. IG guessing. Is Colonel John Wesley AllLfon to be the only goat or is Sir Sam to go out along with lilm. into the wllder-nesa? .Moreover, Is Sir Sam BatlBflod to have It thiit way? So far any spcechCH wlik'h would Indicato that Sir Sam is to be the goat have been framed with the idoa of not letting him know about It. Any absent tretjit-raenl Sir Sain luis had from his colleagues in tlie eablnet has been very delicate-hardly enough to -break an egg. Which, of course, Is as It should bo, because no man must be convicted before ho Is tried, ospocially if he is too respectable to be BuiHy,. On the whole it would su'it the cabinet hotter to have the wickotl Grits dla-lodge Sir Sarn. This would avoid hard foelings and tiiutuar riacrlmlna-tlouH In the t!onHervative riinks. At this writing Sir Bum is rapidly approiichlng his native Bhores and Go.Ionel Joliu \^e8lfly:.^lUfloo. hi** hoeii heard from. Tlio Colonel is as near Ottawa and the public accounts committee as Carolina. That will probably bo the Colonel's orbit until par-lian^ent prorogues and the royal commission begins. It will not be necessary to e.xtradlte Colonel John Wesley Allison for perjury. He is an Honorary Colonel of Sir_Sam's own coinage, made so as Sir Sam has stated, because honorary colonels are under military regulation.s and can be ordered about b'y their superior oillc-ers. Consequently the Colonel can bo ordered home-one word from Ottawa and he does as he pleases. Which means, of course, that orders or no orders, he will eome to Ottawa .to vindicate his honor, because-well because somebody put the honor In honorarj- colonel. Besides he Is not afraid of royal commissions, having already had experience of the Davidson commission where three klnde of evidence, all different, were tendered on that little matter of the Colts revolvers which were sold wholesale to the Canadian government for SfiM each more than the retail trade could buy them tor, in lots of two. No shot ever fired by a royal commission haS hurt so much a.s Colonel .Mlison's feelings. He is brave accordingly. The only really cheerful soul on the government side Is R. B. Bennett of Calgary who played safe in his last speech, when he hinted at dead repti-tations, post niorteraK and things like that. His Idea scpms to be that the government Is dissolntR enough to call for dissolution. As Knliskn ob-serye.s In the .Mikado, "Iher.j's a fas-cination frantic in a ruin that's romantic and 1 think I urn Rnlflt-iently decayed." At the back of it. n.'s speech there was probably the relloc-tion that tho remitins Imvo been kept too long already. At all events nearly all the Conservative colonels in the iiouse have blossomed out once more in tlieir khaki. Tho intention may bo to give the . government a mllltar)' funeral. H. F. G. New J^alvatiini Army MemorhU Coimtieiu'cd Cojfiroi.seloner W. J. Ricbanl.'; of tho Salvation Arpiy \i] Canada is showii laying tlto corpor stone of tho iiew WillUun lluolh .'ileniorlal Training College In Toronto. A mm Ottuwa,.April 14.-Liberals .hold a cuuci^p-today to consider tho parliamentary tiession. No olllclai staiu-meht WBli. subBuquontly authorized, but it is undv;rHlo'.j(l liiero was n general dlscuHHlun u.i li)' the attitude of the parly in tho ovcii^ of railway Iok-ishitlon belng^ liiti'Qducod, It was do-eldod lo leavo a dodnito decision'in regard lo the rnaiter over until nftei-Waster roc.csii, wlisiV It lu believed that leglHlatiou will bo IntrprtucCd. It Ik underKlood Ihiil . thci bilinguill school (lUHstlon likely > to iinao out of tho (loniand for , tho y:liijnHownn(;ii of tho li'gHlnlhni of the.Onlai'I'(i.ii;ovprumeut, was also dlscussedi .... Re�. U, S, Pat, Oft This Huper-fiuallty was conclusively established by the official finish test of nine strictly stock Vacuum Cu|) cuBlngfl by tho Automobile Club of America. Tho certified average of all was 0,700 miles. Three caslngn rollo