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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE HERALD'S PRIZE VOTING CONTEST 15.OOO EXTRH AZOTBS (In addition to the regular schedule of votes) For each Club of Five New Yearly Subscriptions to the Daily Herald 1O.OOO EXTRH AZOTES (In addition to the regular schedule of For each Club of Five Old (Renewal) Yearly Subscriptions to the Daily Herald THIS CLUB OFFER ENDS MONDAY, DECEMBER 20th AT 10 P.M. Con test closes on Monday, January 10th, 1910 CONDITIONS VERY CONTESTANT in The Herald's Prize Contest. secures FIVE YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS, NEW OR OLD, for The Daily Herald will be entitled to the Clubs enum- erated above. These Extra Votes are given in ADDITION tcTtlie regular schedule. All, subscriptions turned in from the beginning: of the contest will be included in these Clubs. Credit will be given for each year or part of year, four 3-months' sub- scriptions for the Daily counting the same as one year: two 6 months' count- ing- one year, and a 2-year subscription counting two in the Clubs. Subscriptions for the "Weekly Herald are also included in these a 6 months' subscription-to the Weekly counting the same as 3 months to the Dailv, one year for the Weekly counting the same as 6 months for the Daily and two years for the Weekly counting the same as one year for the Daily. No extra votes given for a part of a "Club." -It is not necessary to vote the regular certificates in order to get the bene- fit of the "Club" offer. While the yearly subscriptions for the Daily Herald are taken as a basis of computation, EVERY SUBSCRIPTION, LARGE OR SMALL for DAILY or WEEKLY HERALD, will be included in the Clubs, provided the total is equivalent to Five Years, and are handed in before December 20, at 10 p.m. A record will be kept of all subscriptions turned in and the clubs issued after the close of the 20, Nothing gained by HOLDING 33AOK should- turn them in as fast as received. This offer will not be repeated, nor as good or better offer made. You will lose votes if you delay. FIELDING TURNED TABLES ON FOSTER RHEUMATISM Civil Governmen Expenditures Were Criticized Hon. George E, Foster, formerly tinancc minister of Canada under the Conservative regime, and now the .principal financial critic on the oppo- sition side, took occasion in the House to criticize the increase in the civil government expenses, and in re- ply Hon. W. S. Fielding not only turned the tables on Mr. Foster, but save some interesting facts concern- ing that department on the -govern- work. According to Hansard, (Nov. page 230, Mr. Foster said :________ Before you leave the Chair, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a few re- marks on the'subject of the ernment expenses, which, I under- stand, it is proposed to take up to- day. I was talking not long ago with a very intelligent man, who takes as-deep and continuous and in- terest in the public affairs of this country, probably, as any- other man in it, and, in looking over some fig- vires of our expenditures, or rather estimates of expenditure as set forth in the main estimates, and contrast- ing them with the expenditures ot" last year, he made the statement that he would not have believed it to be true were it not before him in a most incontrovertible way. That is, he expressed his utter astonishment that expenditures in these lines had 3one to the limit to which they have. I believe that this is by no means an isolated case. Yet I 'believe that the people of this country, for whatever reason, have not any adequate idea, in the first place, of the cxtraordin- ary large sums to which these expen- ditures have grown, or, in the sec- ond place of the extraordinary rapid rate at which these expenditures have increased. It may be that the mem- bers of His Majesty's opposition are at fault for not having putf these matters before the people. Certainly, some things are different now from what they were before. While we were in. government and the party on that side were in opposition, every j Liberal and Grit paper, large and i small, printed repeatedly in large let- i ters, kept constantly before the peo- pie, the increasing expenditures of the country, until by daily repetition, by almost hourly review the people had it impressed upon them that there was a dangerously large expenditure and a dangerously rapid increase in that expenditure. But that large and influential portion of the press is to- -day absolutely, or almost absolutely, with regard to the growing ex- penditure of Canada. There are no more large headlines in these papers. no more reiterated expressions in j large figures and bold-faced type i warning the -people of danger, nbt- withstanding the rapid increase of ex- penditure that is taking place. Our i own mean by that the press I that geaerally voices the opinion of j the Liberal-Conservative party may i have failed in this respect, as we as i members of this House may have failed, and that may be a good reason j ;vhy the country as a whole is not alarmed. The great convention of 1893 made a unanimous proclamation that they viewed with alarm the large and growing expenditures of the country, and th'r; rapidly increasing debt of the country. To-day the people do not seem to be alarmed. That condi- tion is not prevalent in the country, jit seems, and my view of it is that I the people, in a time of comparative every chronic rheumatic to throw away all medicines, all liniments, all plasters, nnd cive MUNYON'S RHEUMA- TISM REMEDY a trial. No matter what your doctor may say, no matter -wntit your friends may say, no matter "how- prejudiced TOTJ may be against all adver- tised remedies, go at once to TOUT drnK- gist and get a toottle of the KHEliMA- TISM IlEMEDY. If it fails to give satis- will refund your Remember this remedy contains no sal- Icrllc acid, no opium cocaine, morphine or other harmful drflss. It is put up under the guarantee ot the Pure Food and Drug Act. For sale by all druggists. Price. 25c. When these gentlemen sitting oppo- site were in opposition, there was nothing about which they thundered and vdlleyed with more persistence and vehemence than the increase and quantity of the expenditures upon the different services of the country. If there was one subject more than an- other that they paid especial atten- tion to, it 'was the item of civil gov- ernment expenditures. They talked about the number of people that fill- ed the corridors and were placed in the offices in the city of Ottawa they talked about the extravagant salaries that were- paid; they talked about thc useless men and women that were employed, and they made out a strong point that if they came into power they would reduce this civil government expenditure, they j would root out thc useless officers, j and they would put in just a suffi-' eient number to carry on the work that they could do it with elsewhere, j land that they would effect notable startling one Health Never Fails to R Gray Hair to its Natural Color and Beauty. No matter how long it has been gray or faded. Promotes a luxuriant growth of healthy hair. Stops its falling out. and positively removes Dan- druff. Keeps hair soft and glossy- Re- fuse all substitutes. 2% times as much in -S1.00 as 50c. size. Is Not a Dye. and 50c. bottles, at drogirisf s Send 2c for free book The Care of the Hair. Pnilo Eay Spec. Co., Kewark, N. J. Hay's Harfina Soap cores Pimpies, red, roujih and chapped hands, and ail skin eascs. skin fine anft soft. 2Sc, dnifrfisis. Send 2c lor free book "The Care of the Skin." For Sale By J. D. HIGINBOTHAM CO., LTD. In 1908-9, prosperity and of large dealings, have had their minds more upon their own business than upon the business trans- acted under the administration of the Dominion and conse- quently have not taken time to in- economics. Now what has happened In 1883- ;in 1909-10, under the same conditions in 1910-11, under the same conditions, an in- 4, civil government cost this country j crcasc in this last }-ear Oj pretty thirteen years i ncarly wards, in 1895-6, when the Liberal- j into accouirt thc necessary in- ,of power, civil government cost this, crease owi to incrcased business, form themselves with respect to this j C0untrv an increase of matter. Well, I think it is the part' of His Majesty's opposition in this- my hon. friend's 0gUTes, but it ap- pears to me that there are Some oth- er things which he ought fairly to have introduced into the discussion. Now, the business of thc country may be measured in various ways. The revenue of the country is one measure, and increased revenue means increased revenue means increased cost of collection. Increased revenue is usually followed by increased ex- penditure and increased expenditure involves increased cost of manage- ment in every department of the gov- ernment. Had my hon. friend looked at it fromNthat point o[ view he would be obliged to tell us that in the year ending the 30th June, 1883, the revenue of the country was thir- ty-five and three-quarter millions, that in the year ending the 30th of June, 1895, the revenue had actually fallen short and the country was making no progress. It was a period of comparative stagnation, and so for the year ending the 30th June. 1895 the revenue was less than 000, 000 'and the highest revenue of any of the years my hon. friend cited was about If my hon. friend is going to make comparison as between two periods, one period a period when the' northwest terri- tories were not being filled as they no growth was taking place in Can- ada, then my hon. friend should have told us of these conditions and com- pared them with the prosperous con- ditions of the country when'the rev- showing stagnation all along the line, My hon. friend (Mr. Fisher) reminds me that according to the statement of the hon. gentleman's own statement his government in- creased the expenditures of toe Civil Service more than 30 per cent; at a "time when the country was in a con- dition of stagnation, and while it is true that we have increased the ex- penditure we have increased it only to -meet the expansion of- the business of the country. I am quite sure that upon careful examination it will be found that the expenditure has only kept pace with the growing needs of Canada. Then, turning from the Civil Service the hon. gentleman made reference -to the general .expen- diture, I would remind him that while he and hon. gentlemen opposite are ready to condemn the increased expenditure generally, yet when you {Continued on Page Ten.) more than in it, and of the press which is favorable to our view of the question, to see to it that these ex- penditures are 'brought Lt-'ore the people, that they are understood by the people, and then, absolutely desire that that shall be the .rule, then the people are the ar- biters in the final decision of the And so 1 am going to take up this matter of civil government expenditures, and just for a moment place two or three facts before the House in the hope that ILey will get to the country, that .they may form an impressions, and that at least'the minds of the people shall be directed to what is going on so that they may' form their own conclusions whe- ther they consider it to be a proper j expenditure or not. take into account, if you like, the or a little over thirty per increased saiarics which came into thirteen years afterwards, m in i908 tafec into account the partly, outside the House. 1907_8) dvil government cost this i of when you counlry an increase of j all lhat t.here stjU is a or a little over fifty per j mishtv marsin Of, 'i believe, ab- cent. In iaOS-8 civil government, unnecessary and wasteful cx-i cost in 1909-10, it cost; pf.mijturf. which is -taking placc under j according to the estimates, h of this parliament on the the people r 074; in 1910-11, civil government cost j hnj at OUawa in thc departments. Hon. S. Fielding (Minister of Mr. Speaker, 1 do not ihink ihat' mv hon. frit-nd (Mr. Fos- according to the estimates, 707. Now 1 sav it is absolutely start-1 j. ft ,Qr dvil ill, and surround-; (.ver m.crt accuse himself of any government alone, j iack or jn -Lhc matter of calling New and Different There is never anything commonplace about Fit-Reform Suits and Overcoats. nearly is taken out of the: attention to the increase of cxpendi-; taxpayer's pile that he has to lay i fares Of government. I want j before the government each year for the expenditures of this country. No ERE is the charm that adds to fish Thersubde piquancy you.wish. TT 11 Wrcesteilylure nolbrooKS oauce to do him "he justice, if it be justice, j to sav that in every session when he man can convince me that it is nee- j -nas amongst us he has dis-1 cssary that or anything j charged that duty. The only differ-j it should be spent, in order to j -na-v j rAri recall is that in pre- get a fair and effective service in the i Vjous sessions my hon. friend has de- j offices and departments here in Otta-; furred his arraignment until the close j u-a. It is absolutely unthinkable; Oj the session while this time he has that such is necessary, or that suchj enough to give it to us I ought to be the case. j at thc beginning, which perhaps will i Now, I want to be absolutely fair. make for the expediting of public In 1908-9 there were seven months in j business and T have no fault to find which the civil government estimates j with him on that score. My bulked larger, because a number of i friend, while referring; particularly to luose l-liiit him been ar...-, t.ie -ivi. i__rvic? fti.ni.. '.paid out of contingencies'in' the dif-j regard to the incrcased expenditure iferent departments were brought ir.-jof the country. I would only remind I to the civil service, and after Sep-1 him that some rhange has come over j i tember 1, 1908, went into the civil j thc condition of the country during J i government list. That makes it j the period to which he has referred. much larger. But 1 purposely took j He refers to the expenditure on the year before that, when no such j Civil Service in 1883 and then points translation had taken placc, and j out what thc increase has been down showed that at that time there had I to 1895. He says that it has been been the large increase up to some thirty pet cent.. Then, he com- We create patterns at the m styles we Saks Overcoats to select show effects that are confined exclu- sively to Fit-Reform, Honest value for your money, is the Fit-Reform motto. 106 Made and .bottled lin. EngUni 416, while from 1908-9" when, the Ci- vil Service Act was in force through- out thc whole year, the increase is a pares it with the very large increase of recent years. Well, we cannot very well challenge the accuracy of McKELVIE McGLHRE Sole Agents for Lethbotfae. ;