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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, I)^CEMBER 1918 TH15' aETHBRIDGE DAII^Y HERALD PAGE SEVEN HOUSING SCHEME KUMONTON, Dec. !).-AlberU oltiea ^lU bo given Uio opportunity to take adviintugo 6C, the Dominion govorn-ment'a liouslng scheme, according to Premier Stewivt, who has juSt re-turnoil from his trip easL . TUey wUl be notified shdrtly that funds will be obtalnablb under the terras of the fedej'al loan, and will be asked to state the ninount, if any, that each of the urban raun'cipalltles desires for/ the purpose ot erecting 'worklngtneni's dw.oUIngs, .', The share which this province will he entitled to draw from the Dominion treasury will be somewhere in the vicinity of $1,600,000. A total of $25,000,000 has been set aside for the new national housiiuv scheme, toi be divided aihong the provinces on a basis of population, and Alberta's proportion will provide for some 530 houses of a cost pf $3,000 each. Steps A Nation's Safety Idepends upon more than wealth or the power of its mighty guns. It rests in its robust children and in ito strong, vigorous manhood. an ideal constructive tonic-food, brings to the system elements � easily assimilated and -imparts strength and promotes normal growth. Scott'� EnadiionbtMildt up the weak and foTtifiet the'tiring. ' Scott & Bowne, Toronto, Oat. 18-20 HOW MANY BEANS IN THE JAR? The Hudson's Bay Co. is giving a>vay a $100.00 Victory Bond for the nearest'estimate. =F STEAMSHIP We: have ai'large Itst of sail- ings for December and January. Restrictions on travel both ways have been removed.' Passports only required. Call on us. for any informar tion ^ou may require. . HARRIS &ROSSlt�R Phone, 1412 120 Fifth St. S. INFORMATION Will be taken to iBcerUtavlioiw many of these hpusep tylll ))eV^i^ftntBd; To Prevent Sluiris Mr. Stewart gaya thfit the provincial government had already given some attention to the question of better Inspection and toiitfol of the people's houses, parttoularly'in some of the mining dlatridtt, ivnd the national sclieme woulfl now fit in with its plans, so, far as the Inforniatlou to'hand would indicate. It Is not linow^n yet what response to the offer will likely bo made b^^ Edmonton and Calgary, but the intention Is to work out the plan In such a way aa to T�re-vent the devolopmeht dt fllupi coo-ditlons In downtown areas. The money to cpmnj ?rom 'Ottawa will We for theu use of the larger cea-tres only, where there are indbotrlal settlements, and the jiouaes to be built are to be of a class suitable for the average worklngili^h'B ftiinlly. It is probable that in Alberta fuoh im-. portant mining commu^iiieB is Drum-heller will be included'with the cities. Cities Must Be Reiponijble The premier points out (hat the ultimate responsibility for the Ipana will rest on the municlpAlitlfiB. 'the. n^oney SPLENDID ADDRESS Wesley church opened yesterday ir^oi'Dlng after having been shut for seven weeks on account of the Influenza and one week longer on account ot the halt being ii�nfl as a hospltaJ. An unusually large [Attendance' ^Vas present, and the best attended communion service In years, it not in the history qt the church, was held. Rev. W. .1. M.' Cragg, B.A., B.D.r professor In UniPn College, Kobe, Japan, and brother of the pastor, was tbo preacher. In the evening, at which also a very large congregation was.presedt, he spoke on the Japanese, showing their great intellectual development, and with it tl^ir great nped of Christianity. Mr. Cragg told of the interest that Japan holds for us, Its allies, and important place with the 18 to be advanced frpm t}.e federal ap ! l*JitI!i;'"'^corumCa"'hI p^edlc^edlha! S?ce�Lrth^�r WiuiTmi^^ i fhe'tlrd^grea^natro^ 'a Ihf peac'e irar:^;err�?n^bV" o^ t^^^^! 1^?^=!^ 'o! IX"' filZ. 1^ L^^Jil ,,^L} tlon in the east on account of Its S~ H^SI/? �e;;is^r^^L^:-^r r^r.^ As to the results of the Ottawa con- I.^Vorage'lrl'^tttnK^choot'w^^ 'ZnZ'oA^ZfJ^Tr' ''"t "'^r' i tudentfcomo S tl^ outr^eaTt'e rn TliZ .ii Jhl .''^^ nations to learn there. Japan is the ^[I^hJ m '*?,i"'v?'.^' strategic and loading nation o� the lZ:itt,,l'^,iX''Z 'Te ' ^^Hsu"- neelf d^her'-Vow'^a Ottawa in regard sspecJally to the j^^g^ percentage of the pp.ople h?ive INDIGESTION AND CONSpiON Quickly Relieved By KociKW, P, Q. "I suffered for raaiiy yeuis with terrible Indigesltoii and Conslipaliou. A neighbor advised mo to liy ''Fruii-a-Hves". I did .so ami to the Biirpriso pl'' rny doctor, I liegan to improve and he advised rao to go on �mih.''FruU-d-iives". t consider that I owe my life to "Pruit-a-^iyes" and 1 waot to say to those who suffer from Indigestion, Constipation or Headaches - try "Fraitra-tives" andyou will get well". , CORINE GAUDREAU. BOo. a box, 6 for $2.50, trial size 25o. At all dealers or sent postp.-iid by Pxuit-s-tives .Limited. iiuestion of the natural resources are CKpected shortly. WON'T DECREASE IT OTTAWA, Dec. 9.-r:TJle railway board in a judgtnent handed down today declines to. decrease the niinlmum weight on canned goods in "cilir lots Sintil after the declaration of peace. The weight was increased from 30 to 40 thousand pounds ,on> the recommendation of the Canadian war board. FORTUNE SEQUESTERED GBNBVA, Dec; 9.-(Havas)-The entire fortunes of former King Frederick August of Saxony and bis brother. Prince John George, havie been placed under sequestration by the new ^axon government, according to SwIbb newspapers. The properties aim OBtates of the former Saxon royal family have been conflscated provisionally while payment of the^ civil lilt � has been stopped. WRECK IN FRANCE ORLEANS, France, Dec. 7.-An express train from Orle.anB last night l^raahed'into. aiid .telescoped another train loaded with .^erio.Sn .material near Mei|ng-8ur-Lpne, 11, iniles aputh-weBt of this city. 'Twelve tpdies have , been removed from the wreck and I identified. Other dead still remain in the debrlB. Twenty-five perBbns were injured. Four of the railroad carls were araashed to bltB,, no religion, and what a great opportunity And challenge is placed before the Christian world to prevent Japan from degenerating into materialisnv. BELIEVE JILQSIIN BIG EXPLOSION Four Bodies Removed From Wreckage of Terrible Quebec Explosion . . QUEBEC, Dec. 9.--With lour charred bodies recovered from the ruins apd at least seven other employ-eos missing, Shawlnigan Falls today gpecial music was ^;enderea during | li auxioiis as to the e.xact extent of the service. A splendid antfiem wasj casualties and damages caused by the most feelingly rendered, under the leadership of Mr. Claude Hughes, air. O. R. Sumner taking the tenor solo very acceptably. Mrs. Crawford's solo, "Out of the Deep," was very fine, and the two solos by the male quartet, composed of Messrs. G. R. Sumner, H. M. Whiddington, Claude Hughes and Alec Johnston, were of a very high, order. ... CLEMENCEAU MAY HEAD FRENCH DELEGATION PARIS, Dec. 9.-Premiei' Cleinen-ceau may act as jjresident ot the French delegation to the peace confer, ence. It is reported that the presence tremendojis explosion which occurred late Saturday night in an o.utlying building, ot the Canadian Electric Products company, on the outskirts of tho town. The explosion took place in a brick building where pruasic acid is manufactured and some 300 persons were working thereabouts. The plant works night and day shifts and the niglit staff was at work when the accident occurred. Fire broke out in the ruins immediately after the fireman from Shawinigan Falls worked four hours before mastering the flames. Today searchers are going through the debris to locate the mi.ssing seven. So far only two of the dead have been Identified. One man' named Lacdus- o?^e^dent.^=^ th^ h;^ ome 1 iere, xnarrled ^nly 10 days ago wa. Americjtn delegation has led to this decision on the part of the French premier. It is stated that he may discovered and the other is a youth from LorettevIUe, Joseph 0. Oulette, single.  Among the dead are a French Tardiau, head of the general commission for Franco-American war material and high commissioner to the Ijh-ited States; Jules, Cambon, general secretary to the ministry of foreign affali-s, and Marshal Foch,/and the French ministers of the navy and labor, Georges Leygues and M. ColHard, respectively. \ MERCHANTS BANK OF CANADA Comparative Statement of Assets and Liabilities as at October 31st, 1918, and.October 31st, 1917. ASSETS i October 191S October 1917 Current Coin.............................,...,,,....^$ 4,742,677.00 $4,727,688.00 Deposit in the Central Gold Reserves............... 8,800,00(^.00 ei500,000,0� Dominion Notes............,........... ..... 7,418iMP;06 5,818,730.00 Notes of other Banks..........'.................... Chequea on other Banks............................ ' 7,�B�,18i(.00 ,6,665.575,00 Balances due by other Banlis in Canada.............. 2,685:00 2,706.00 Balances duo by Banks and banking correspondent* in the United Kingdom...;.................... 144,760.00 148,670.00 Balances due by Banks and banking correspondents > elsewhere than in Canadaandth* United Kingdom 1,246,844.00 l,541,14.'i.00 Dominion and Provincial Government seclirities, not exceeding market value......................... 16,390,464.00 8,662,507.00 Railway and other Bonds; DebentiirM and Stocks, not ^ exceeding market value.....................;... 8,983,378.00 3,096,252.00 Canadian" Mimioipal securities, end British, Foreign, a. . J and Colonial public securities other than Canadian l�jt�7,644.00 , 9,081,764.00 Coll I^ans in Canada da Bonds, Debentures and Stocki 4,916i674.00 6,682,431.00 Call Loans elsewhere than in Canada.............v.. 2,889.198.00 8,277,614.00 Current Loans and Discounts in Canada (less Rebate , " of Interest)...................................I. 86,029,341.00 68,070,191.00 Current ^ Loans and Discounts elsewhere than la / Canada (less Rebate of Interest)................. 345,308.00 864,122.00 Liabilities of customers'* under letters of credit as percontta..................................... 418,008.00 630,754.00 Real Estate other than bank premises........... .., 333,872.00 303,484.00 Overdue debts, estimated loss provided for....... 360,807.00 270,800,00 Bank premises, at not more than cost, less amount written off................................ i.... i,218,8�X00 4.765,215.00 Deposit witlx the Minister for the purpose of the Circulation Fuml............................... 360,000.00 356,000.00 Other Assets not inciuiled in the foregoing.........i . 413;870.00 ' 204,947.00 ' 43�^Mji2M $130,568.653.00 LIABILITIES V ' Notes of the Bank in Circulation ........ $15,180,24,1.00 $18,462,863,00 Deposits, Demand................................... 27,246,680.00 27,360,064.00 Deposits bearing interest............., 105,694,900.00 69,907,655.00 Balances due to other banks in Canada......... 1,032,303.00 682,809.00 Balances due to Banks and banking cprrcypondents in ' . ' the United Kingdom and foreign, countries, i----. , .74,516.00 3,381,892.00 Brtls Payable._____..........________.... Acceptances under letters of credit .'.....".......... 418,006.00 630,754.00 Dividends declared and lyipaid............ 177,280.00 ' 176,082.00 Liabilities not ii'.cliidcil in Uie foregoing.' ' ; I � ,. . " ^ -i- K, W. IJLAbKWaLTv, ' E. I'. IIEBDKN, D. C. MACAROW, Vice-PrssidiKt, Managing tiirector. General Mafiager. not: been establlshiad. E ER N BRITISH ELECIIONS LONDON. Deo. 9.--Thf! closo of the nominations ha.s failed to rcdur:e ap-pHociably either the multiplicity ol' candidates or the variety of labels which they have attached to themBol-VGS. The Times prophosleH (he polling will bo much heavier than many jirophets anticipate. Following are candidates of Canadian ir.tcreat: Sir Edward Coates, the well known Canadian stock broker, returned unopposed in West Lewishani; Will Crooks, retur'ned unopposed In Woolwich; Douglas Vickors, of the famous armament lirm, unopposed in Sheffield; Ma.1or Morrison Bell, formerly aide, to the Earl of Minto as governor-general o� Canada, unopposed in Devonshire. ; Among those who will have to fighl for their seats are: Col. J. Norton GrifflthB, who has Col. Henry Guest, Coalition Liberal, and also a Labor man against him in Wandsworth. Sir Albert Booth, noted shipping direcfor, la opposed in Liverpool by Unionist and Labor candidates. Sir F. E. Smith, attorney-general, in Liverpool, is opposed by weak Labor candidates. Sir Hamar Greenwood, Liberal Coalitionist, in Sunderland, is opposed by Unionist and Labor (.�andidates. Sir Charles Hanson, former lord mayor of London, well known in Montreal, Coalition Unionist, is � opposed by a Liberal; Major-Gen. Seieley, formerly Canadian cavalry commander, in Blkstone, by Labor; Sir Harry Brittain, In Middlesex, by Labor; Col. Grant Mprden, in ^B^entford, by Labor and a woman Independent. , I'ercy Kurd, a, noted Canadian journalist and Coalition candidate, for Frome. In Somerset, is opposed by a Liberal, Labor and National party candidates. Donald MacMaster, Coalition Unionist in Chertsey, is opposed by a Labor candidate. Right Hon. Herbert Samuel, former-ly_j)ostmaster-general. is opposed by a Coalitionist and Labor candidate. ifllSUNDERSTAllNGlIWO DEATHS OF rrigation project! 'FLU at warner Some liaborites Sa,y it Ls Only To Benefit "Land Sharks" want appropriation Adver�e criticism to Ihe i/ bridge Northern irrigation project on tho ground that it will benefit nothing but "land sharks," is being expressed b.v certain elements of organized labor in the city, but this criticism Is believed tu have arisen from a misiuiderstauding of the project. \ The Lethbridge northern projeql will as at present surviTyod ^irrigate tibout 100,000 acres, and surveys are now lieinK made to ascertain jnst how far the irrigation scheme can be extended to bring in more farms. Ah n matter of fact, praolicnily all ot the land that is proposed to be irrigated, is occupied by bona fide farm-erH. who homesteadod or purchased (he land years ago, and have worked to make homes for themselves in this section. None of them are .what mav be termed wealthy, and the irrigation will bring to them an assurance .of making their farms permanently successful as well as being of great benefit tci the,country and city generally. (.Spfttiiftl U\ the flfti'ald' W.\H.NER, Dec. f).-Two deaths oor: Gurred here on Saturday from intlut enja. In tlie morning Mr. ,G. R, Smith, C. P. R. agent, sueeumbed. Pie propotjcd j had been in Warner only a couple of months. His wife is also ill frbni the same malady. The remains ot the lalc. ,\lr. .Smith were accompanied east by ills brother. Interment will t,ake place in. Now Brunswick. On Saturday afternoon the death occurred of Mrs. John Doenz, also-fromi Influenza. The family lives on a farm about six miles east of town. The funeral Is being held in Warner today. The husband and a (family of small children are left to mourn. The sympathy ot the whole commmilty goes out to the two familiea thus bereaved through the epidemic. J- 'tlike EDMONTON, Dec. 7.-During . the civic campaign the reconstruction _____ __ policy of the Dominion government: The'schoolboards are Vptimis tic" that , ^^^^ ^^jjj ^j^j^ collect the bulk "Somebody is always taking the joy out of life," was the coninion expression heard from the young fellows on the street yesterday whenthey received notice to pay their new achool tax of $4.00. This is the first time that many of them have been asked to contribute anything towards the upkeep of the city schools, but in return, of course, they will have the (Opportunity of voting in: school olectioiis. T'en-ants are objecting to paying the tax, and of course, those teriaiits who are on the assessment roll as tenants will not have to pay the ?4 to get a vote. However, the tax is payable, whether the person taxed wishes to vote or-not. MRS. LEWIS OF BROOKLYN TeUs How She Was Made Wen by Lydia E. Pink-ham's Vegetable Compound. which occasionally comes up for dis cussion was definitely placed in the limelight when a resolution was unanimously passed at one of these meetings- last night a.sking that the Dominion government divide the appropria- of the tax. FLOUR FOR AUSTRIA -Minister A'lENNA, Friday, Dec. 6. tions for housing schemes between the { of Substance Loevenfeld announced different provinces upon "a basis ot today that Germany had delivered to provincial endorsement. A resolution ' Austria lately more than 10,000 tons will be sent Ottawa. of flour. Brooklyn, N.Y.,-"For one year ti was miserable from a diaplacement,, � which caused a genera] run-down con* dition with headaches and jpainsiii my aide. My aister induced ma to try Lydia B-I^inkhamV Ve ge tab 1 e Co*-) pound. I fonnd- id helped me veify| much and Bueh\�;j splendid tonic that I am reoommend- ing it to any woman who has limilar troubleB."-MrB. Elsie G. LBWIS, Vernon Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Such conditions as Mrs. Lewis ii^^ fered from may be caused by a fall oir' ft general weakened ran-down conditien of the system, and the most Baeeesafal remedy to restore atrength to maseiea and tissne and bring about a nomal healthy eoiidition-has proved to be this famous root and herb medicine, Lydia E. Pinkham'e Vegetable Compoand. r If you hav^ distarbing symptoms yoQ' do not undersUnd write Lydia E. Pink-ham Medicine Co., Lynn, MaBs. The result of, their 40 years experience is at ycur service. a BUSY tie LONDON, Dec. 9.-Sir Robeit Borden in the last few days has seen the Duke of Connaught and also attended a meeting of the war cabinet, when Premier Clemenceau, of France, Marshal Foch, Premier Orlando and Forelgp Minister Sonnino of Italy, were, present. Premier Borden also met Winthrop Hall, of Halifax, who gave him an interesting account of his experiences in Germany, both before^ and after the war, for Mr. Hall did not leave Germany, until Nov. 23. Yesterday Sir Herbert met Premier Lloyd George and Right Hon. Walter Hume Long, the colonial secretary. ' � CAN'T G^T I^OME r G^T HC I. 9.r--Fron BASEL, Dec. 9.r-Frbm 25,000 to 35,000 German sqldiers wlio formerly lived In Switzerland, are in waiting along the Swiss frontier, anxious to return to their homes.. The Swiss government, however, has made strict regulations regarding the-crossing of the frontier by these men. UNIQUE PARTY ' NEW YORIC Dec. 9.-Five million New Yorkers and their guests are invited today to attend a "Block Party" Qn the,night of Dec. 18, when, the American Red Cross will entertain along 50 blocks of Fifth Avenue, which will be ablaze with light and festooned with Christmas decorations. Tho event will be part of the campaign to enrol every American as a member of the organization. , , - CONGReSS OF JEWS TORONTO, Dec- 9;;-Over 3,000 Jews crowded Shea's Hippodrome last i night at a mass meeting called by the ' Toronto Jewish congress committee to lay the foundation pf a Canada-wide congress of Jews and to celebrate the allied victory. A resolution was carried T)rotestlng against the Lemberg massacre of Jews by the Poles.' LOANS TO ALLIES  WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.-Congress was asked by Secretary McAdoo today to authorize io^jis after the declaration of peace tcj. governments which have been associated with the Unltea States in the .war to aid in feeding and reconstructing devastated countries. The secretai-y estimated that about *l4.')00,000,000 of war bondB already authorized would be available for this purpose,,but loans cannot be cpntl.nil^ after peace .was proclaimed witlibjut specific legiste-tive authority. Three Outstanding and Impressive Reasdiis Clearly Pointing to the Superiority of the It plays Records with a permanent,^genu> ine Sapphire Ball, which NEVER has to be changed, and never injures the Records It vrill play other Recprds as well as the Pathe'. The owiierAof the Pathe'phone can also, play Victor, CQliimbia and Edison Records. The Pathephone will reproduce them better than-ANY other machine. Cabinets which are entirely different to the usual ugly phonograph box. Pathe' Cabinets are beautiful pieces of Furniture, true to the beat Furniture traditlona, adding a touch of distinction to ANY home. There are many other points of sup-enority about the Pathephone;-let ike Pathe Dealers listed below explain them to you. Pathi Frires Phonograph Sales Co. Toronto , MMireal Qfficrl 1004 Ni HUDSdN BAY Co. LETHBRIDGE trafsraJHjaJHrajaiar -Genuine Pathe .Products can only be obtainedJrom- ;