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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD IctbbriDfle, Hlbcrta DAILY AND WEbKLY Subscription Rata*: Daily, delivered, per week ..... lOo Dally, delivered, car year ......J5.00 Dally, by mall, per year......;.�3.00 BVatkly. by mail, per year ......JlOO TELEPHONES Voitness Offlc. ............... auutertal OUla* ............... W. A. Buchanan John Toirane* Uaiuicl&C Dlrcotor Bualceti Maoasar "ioui Iking and Country iMosd You Right Now ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The most encouraging announcement In yesterday's war news was the capture by the Russians of the Turkish Black Sea port of Terbliond. This port Is the most important Turkish city In Asia Minor, and is one of the main objectives of the Russian campaign In that theatre of war. The Germans continue their bombardment at Verdun, on the west side of the Mouse. There is UtUe other ttctlTlty In this quarter. The French announce that they baye captured the submarine which sank the British steamer Sussex and bare taken the crew prisoners. Austria, it Is said, will shortly make efforts to abandon her share In the ^ar. In view of her grave domestic pituatton. It la stated that the 0�rman government has commandeered all the savings accounts in the national banks. In order to raise her latast war loan. BAM HUGHES AND THE KVTE CHARGES Sir Sam Hughes' much-heralded explanation has been given, and about the only thing that can be said about It Is that It doesn't explain. For all the Information contained In the dispatches he might just as well have kept his seat. The one feature of his speech In the house yesterday that stands out Is that Sir Sam Intends to protect his protege, Col. J. Wesley Allison, to the last ditch. Allison, he said, had saved the country millions of dollars -^how or when we are not told. Sir Bam doesn't know what Col. J. Wesley is making out of the war contracts, and presumably he doesn't care so long as, in his opinion. Col. J. Wesley Is "saving the country millions." Col. J. Wesley's profit as a middleman may be 100 per cent.-that doesn't concern Sir Sam. He will fight for Alll-Bon to the last. The minister of mllltia made in-other explanation that doesn't explain. He said that the memb-^ra could have obtained any Infonration they wanted from General Bertram or Col. Carnegie of the munitions committee. This hardly tallies with the efforts on the part of members of parliament to obtain Information about contracts in the past, and the Invariable answer that the munitions board is an Imperial body and not therefore required to give Informs-tlon to the Canadian parliament. That was the stand taken by Premier Borden. Friends of the Consenratlre govern-ment at Ottawa cannot but be dls. appointed by Sir Sam's weak explanation In which he studiously avoided the Issue and, with others, will be Inclined to believe that the action of the government In taking the administration of the mltltla department out of Blr Sam's hands for the time being is significant of a permanent change. SAM HUOHia AND "THE LICENSE TO LOOT" It might be eossMered by many Vho are not familiar with all the Workings of the old munitions committee that the manulacturers ot Canada were satlafled as a whole with the manner In which contracts for munitions -were handled. Knowing the previous verj- cordial relations between the government at Ottawa and the manufacturers one might readily consider that they had been �well treated and would have no kick to make over the handling of war contracts. Such, however, is far from being the case. "Industrial Canada." the organ. of the manufacturers, hits straight from the shoulder In condemnation of the scandalous manner in which contracts have been handed to American mushroom companies. The Toronto Globe, dealing with the nttltude of Industrial Canada, says: . "In an article on the fuse scandal published elsewhere In this Issue, Industrial Canada, the organ of the Canadian Manufacturers'- RBsoclation, does not mlnoe words. It Is pointed out that eighteen months ago the as. Boelatlon approached the government in a �pirlt of helpfulness to point out weaknesses that existed In relation to war contracts. The reception given Its suggestions was not of a character calculated to Invite further co-opera-tion. Other warnings given by friends of the government to the prime minister passed unheeded. The situation became. Intolerable, and "the license to loot had to be terminated." After this very blunt statement, and after declaring that Sir Robert Borden's own record precludes the thought that his refusal to intervene was due to any desire to shield corruption. Industrial Canada proceeds to disclose a condition of affairs respecting the fuse contracts fully warranting the statement that the license to loot had to b terminated. It Is shown that Messrs. T. A. Russell and Uoyd Harris of the Russell Motor Co., who tried to obtain for their company fuse orders that had lain In the handi of the shell committee from Novem bar. 1914, to April, 1?15, were referred by General Hughes to Col. Allison In the Manhattan Hotel, New York, for details. They sought. Instead, to do business with the shell committee, but wore again referred to Allison, who was said to have the matter Id hand with prospective contractors in the United States. Finally they obtained a promise from the committee that one million of the Ave million fuses required would be held pending the receipt of a tender from them. They were given two weeks only In which to make their Inquiries and calculations and to put in their tender. On May 25, 1915, they tendered for a million fuses at $4.20. On May 19, six days before their tender wag put In, and regardless of the promise to hold the business open, the shell committee awarded contracts for the whole five million fuses to companies promoted by Allison and his associates. Of the fuses a small portion was to be made at J4 each, but the price of the majority was |4.o0. I..ater the Russell Motor Co. made a contract under which these fuses are being made for each. Industrial Canada asks: "Were binding commitments regarding the business made over the heads of the shell committee? If so, by whom, and for what 'purpose?" and adds: "There would seem to be something behind all this calling for exrlana-tlon. For over five months the committee had been waiting on the convenience of United States promoters to get over $20,000,000 worth of contracts signed. At last a real opportunity presents Itself of getting the business placed in Canada. For the sake of gaining only six days' time, not in the actual delivery of the fuses, but simply In the signing of a contract for their manufacture, and without waiting those extra six days to see what the competitive tender was going to be, a committee of Canadian business men violate a promise, pass up honest Canadian capital and honest Canadian labor in order to provide a feast for a bunch ot Yankee grafters, and Incidentally assent to an arrangement for plundering tlie British treasury to the tune of $2,-000,000! There must be a reason, and the reason should be made known." Sir Sam Hughes has the floor. Why were Allison and his associates given their license to loot?" WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1916. BOBLOPG UNION MADE GLOVES OVERALLS 1 R.G. LONQ aCO. uMiTM I F)ICKED UP IN ASSINGIZIZZI FOR THE BUSY MAN James Lamont, aged 79, who entered the service ot the Qrand Trimk railway 52 years ago, and remained In its employ In different capacities for 45 years, died at Toronto. Capt. Alfred T. Shaughnessy, who was killed in action in Franca, -was burled near where he fell, and after the war a monument will be erected there to his memory. No trace has been found of the four motion picture actors and their guide who are reported from Belden, Plumas county, Calif., as having been lost In the lake region northeast of Bucks ranch. The missing are Raine Ewell, Ben Bothwell, Knute RaUam, Edward Cecil and a guide whose name has not been given out. P. M. Bowler, called dean of the lawyers of southern Nevada, drank poison and died, rather than face a client whose case he had lost because of an inadvertent error. He left a note saying it was his first error of that sort in 40 years' practice and that he preferred death to facing the man who retained him. Results of 30 days' recruiting In U. S..-\.., announced by the war department showed 1G.S17 applications and acceptance of 3527 recruit?. During the last nine days San Francisco led with 531 applications and 101 acceptances; Chicago was second with 447 applications and 80 men accepted and New York third with 400 applications :yid 59 acceptances. As a measure for the conservation of the potato supply In Germany, the bundesrath has Issued an order regulating the quantity which may be fed to animals until May 16. Ten pounds dally are allowed for horses, five pounds for draft cows, seven pounds tor oxen and two pounds for swine. One-quarter of these quantities are to be fed the animals if dried potatoes are used. BlacK- The very latest novelty- A black edged collar a for 50c. Ask your dealer Or Hut edzed "BL UEBIRD" TOOKE COLLARS Admitted the best quality and best fitting; in Canada TOOKE BROS.. LIMITED MONTREAL Oswald Baynea Fysh, one of Moose Jaw's most prominent old-timers who came here In 1883, died of anaemia. Mr. Fysh was a member of Moose Jaw's second council and had served In various public capacities during his residence In the city. He was bom at London, Ont., In 1S57. He is survived by a wife and family of 11 children. The plan for sending of foodstuffs Into Russian Poland submitted to the Russian government, has met with approval. The relief plan will take the following shape: The Rockefeller Foundation will undertake the task of supplying food to the Inhabitants of six Polish city centres. The Germans on their part, are to make provision for the remainder of the occupied area, at the same time Insuring entire freedom of the American enterprise, guaranteeing that foodstuffs shall not bo exported from Poland and forbidding their troops from using local foodstuffs. GET AFTER BULGARIANS St. Catharines, Ont., April 17.-A detachment ot the 9Sth battalion was sent today to Port Weller, where a body of Bulgarian laborers on the ship canal, demanding 25 cents an hour Instead of 20, this morning quit work and then chased Russians, Italians and men of other nationalities away, pelting them with stones, The police and militia were hurriedly telephoned for. Serious trouble was not anticipated, as the strikers are apparently not armed. Several hundred men are concerned. Wben will Yoa Save U you don't Save NOW? Though your salary or Income will no doubt Increase, so will your expenses-and many find that the latter n:ore than keep pace with the former. Now Is the time to start a Reserve Fund -and the Savings Department of the Union Bank of Canada la the place to keep It. Deposit the extra you have on hand now-you can open u account vUh any sum, down to one dollar-and draw interest oa It . a. R. TINNING, Mtnaaef H. E. SANDS, Aotlng Managor LEThBRIDOE BRANCH GRASSY LAKE BRANCH PRICES LOWEST IN YEARS KEEL'S SPECIAL SUIT We face the fact that the selling time for Spring Clothes is now on, and Easter-time is the most suitable occasion for a change in Men's Attire. This Special Sale offers you inducements to dress up in a "Fashion-Craft" Suit at prices lowest in years. Buy now while in time. NOTE-Sale Positively Closes on Sat. Night Note These Striking Reductions in Price of ''Fashion Graff" Suits and Overcoats $15.00 Buits, special sale price................... $9.50 $17.50 Suits, special sale price....................$11.50 $20 Suits, special sale price.....................i?lJJ..50 ^S'22.50 Suits, special sale price.................$1(�,.50 .$'25.00 Suits, special sale price..................$18.50 .$28.00 Suits, special sale price...................i;2J.OO 630.00 Suits, special sale price..................$22.50 Take advaiitao-e of our special offers. Exercise as much judgment in buying as in earning. Men's Shoes We are sole agent for the best American shoe. Exclusive styles and leatliers, prices i'roia $(5.00 to $8.00. Tliese shoes are in a class by themselves. Look l)ettcr, last longer and keep their shape till discarded. Men's Neckwear In the swcllcst Silks, patlerns and styles. � Prices from........25c to $1.00 Test our Better Shirts Do yon enjoy Shirts Ihivl arc a little din"ei-enl, a little belter inadc, more style than you see on most men? U' you do you'll ijc greatly ill our Spring stj'les. All sizes, new fabrics, new patlerns, all sleeve lengths. Prices-$1.00, $1.50, $1.75, $2.50, $3.00 and $4.00 Spring Hats for Men and Young Men We have Uie correct Hal for every face, head and age of men -who come to us. Prices from..............................$1.50 to $5.00 These are all new colorings and new Uimmings, and all the new models and blocks. OLIVER BLK. KEEL FIFTH ST., S. THE PATRONAGE LIST The secretary of state. In reply to E. M. Macdonald, ot Plctou, declares that the patronage system as It prevailed previous to 1911 U no longer carried out by the pristnt admlnti-tmtton. What raaJljr hAppana la this, accordlnr to tbe offietal nyort: "Wlien In anr d�BMtmMt tiMra le ocoulon t� mall* oompantUTAir �mail aa4 lB�tfnl&c�nt puTchMM ta TCtpwt ot wbloh the nsual �T*eUM ot ���^ Ing the s�ia* by dvartltliic tor tMd. en would b� dUproporttonataty peneiv* and heao* Impractlcabla, tha names ot reliable persona or firm* from whom the same may be con-venlenUy procured, having regard to the place where such supplies are needed, must necessarily be obtained." This Is a splendid example ot saying nothing In a multitude ot words. What the public would like to know is whether Liberals and Conservatives alike are among the "names of reliable firms or persona" from whom goods may be conveniently procured, or whether the Grits are classed as unreliable in such matters, as well as Inconvenient, The truth is that there seems to be a patronage list containing only the names of political partisans In possession of both parties. When the Tories are In power the contracts go to those on their list only; when the Grits are In ofllce only members oj the true political faith let the plums. This rule Is apparently departed from only In oases of extreme urgency or when the goods regulred are not ob. talnable from any ot the dealers or middlemen on the party list. Why quibble about what Is regarded as an open secret? And since the burning of the parliament buildings the patronage list has been having a merry time of It In Ottawa and elsewhere. If all reports be true.-Ottawa GUI- INO FARIRS HAVE WHEATS Liomond, April 17.-A number of farmers around here have their wheat �own. Bveryone U putting in an aver-a|� large area, Chla. Koch putting In 700 acroB this year. liMit Thursday was an exciting day far LoMMmA. A stampede filled up moat ot tha afternoon, four rough rid-ra ahowlng their ability on some very bad horses. Two homes stampeded through the watching crowd, knocking Mrs. Plunkett and Mrs. Manning down, one of them stepping on the former, who la now suffering from a sore chest. A baseball match followed and as the opposing team backed down, a team was picked from the Armada boys In civilian clothes, but were defeated, 4 to 9 bolne the hcure. The Kingston Comedy company gave a concert at night and tlio crowd heartily enjoyed them. This company travels along this line visiting each place every two months. After the concert there was a dance. Miss Sylvia Donnelley has taken the agency for the Nordhelraor pianos here. Miss Webster, sister of the merchant here, baa opened a millinery shop. The farmers are burning tholr stubble and straw stacks these days, cauB-Jng tha town and locality to bo enveloped In smoke, Next Sunday being Easter there will be special music In Lomond church. Jlmmle Shaw's brother who Ua� been training In Calgary since January, Is here on a visit. Ira Donnelley has bought nnothor woU-drllllng machine. Ho has hlreS Pete Westbyo to run this one while he will look after the other one. Ho bus drilled a woU for Harry Burno and Is now drilling for Mr. Pickett sr, Mr. W. H. AHhmore, of Fenile, has been calling on old frionds around here during tho past wook. BRITISH BOMBS BURST IN TURK WAR MINISTRY London, April 18.-In the arltlsli attack on Constantinople Friday even- ing the bombs dropped by raiders burst la the war ministry,, according to a report from Salonikl forwarded by tho Athens corrospondont of tha Exchange Telegraph. The dispatch adds that another bomb burst In the powder factory at Makoekue, which blew up. There were numeroi^R casualties. iiiiiimTiiiiiniiiiiii That early morning dose OS'' FRUIT SALT -is responsible for many a man's good health and business efficiency. A Hpoonfiil in a glaHS of water before breakfast means a clear brain for clear thinkinf;, a hearty appetite and a good difrenlion. It not only makes but ktepi yon well-because it is a n.ttural remedy. Try ENO'S for a few mornings nnU notice how much bettor you feel-how invigorated as a result of itH purifying, clcanning properties. But-remember there is only ona "FUUIT SALT"-ENO'S. Don't be per-suailed to buy worthleMi imitalions. Gat ENO'S-at your Druggist's. ^rtpared only by 4. C ENO, Ltd.,"FrailSalt Workt," LONDON, Ed|. SoU AitsU lot North Aawilc* HAROLD F. RITCHIE A CO. UHITED 10 McCAUL STREET. TORONTO ;