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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta MONIXW. DHC.RMRF.n 17. 1HI7 LKTlllWiDGB DAir.Y PAGE FIVE Obstructionists Block Some Polls in Montreal Montreal. Dec. A tremendous trying to Inter the booths were rush of voters marked the balloting out fa tae cold some time, until police hero today. From every polling booth came the word that'a recurd vote was being cast and that it would appear as Jf every voter would try and fast a ballot Tiie congestion of the tooths was u difficulty that tbreVten- ed early In thu day to give the re- turning officers serious trouble as it looKou ad ir a cumber of roles could not bo vast'before the lltno arrives (or Iho closing of the polls. In tlio past It hat; beou a problem io get the roto out. Today the Question was to get It lu. In addition fo tho rush ot voters In many places women, voters were consistently challenged, while much Jtrae up by explanation re- lurulug officers were- compelled to make tho ladles. However, their an- xiety to rote was obvious. In several instances tho police were compelled to interfere. One such poll was lii St. Ann's Division, aoar 'ho.sulr.ray. Hero 35 women who were to lie largo. A strong effort Is being 1 I'oll.N'o. 10. Accused pleaded not gull, made by botti aides to every voter tj- aycl be tried tomorrow, to Ihe iioll: ciIflcorB obftruotlonlsU. Similar at one or two polli In HocheUfi. iliuy voters, women aaii returned soldiers, complaEn ol a mis- use of the '.'tied ballot." It Is com- plained by many that agents stationed in various polls challenge voters un- necessarily In order to swell tho uuiA- ber o( lialloti." A large force ol speclil constables baa been sworn In to supplement the police, which will bo all on duty to- night. ..........._. ui- .......M In Verdun the voters list goi mlicd JThe silent Many were early un hand to place their iinllota. In Nova Scotia Dec. 17.- The weather was f'ltr and i-old throughout Xova Scotia today and the early Indication were that a _ large- vote would be polled. There 'la no election in Halifax and very llttlo Interest In the contests In olher placed, las attention of the peo- ple ol this city being occupied with matters other than politics. The only polls open here were lor soldiers and sailors votinx. At Moncton Mom-ton, X. II.II.. Iwc. 17. The weather is line and bracing. Only Hcavitst in City Brfintford. Ont., Ifec. 17. heavi- est roto In the history' of Branlford riding is being polled today, U was stated by the various election orgim- 1 rat ions here today. Bitter In Wentworth Hamilton, Ont.. Dec. Indications 'at noon today pointed to a record vote lu botii JlauiiUou and county, a heavy vole Is reporleii. Tlio vole is bfjlug fairly well poll- ed but it Iri by nu menus one-sided. op In Eonie way and most of Clio day was spent In trying to decide-where tho people In two of the polling dis- tricts toted, At St. John St. John, JXse. worth county. In the west riding, Stewart, Unionist, .McLaren, soldier Unionist, and Hollo. l.abof, each have strong organizations which are devel- oping a heavy vote. !n tho east riding; where liiilcron-, 1-abor. who Is oppos- ing Gen. Mewburn, minister o! niltitla, hours. Tiie three cornered contest n the county between Union- ist; Dlckenson, Laurlcr candidate, and Klithian, Labor, Is being bitterly Io the whole o( that cast. f Heavy at Sherbrboke today la expected to be a record- breaker in Shcrbrooke county. AlarKe and cool weather and Interest keen as percentage ol workmen had cast their tho atmosphere', voting it very brisk liallols prior (o seven o'clock. Ileports In St. John and Uw total vote promises Iroin the various counties in the east- crn townships also Indicates a heavy vote. Iho first ot alleged im- pcrsouatlon was brought before Judire -Mulvena this morning about eleven iVdock. Adolpli Viens charged with Impersonating J. D. I'orlin at Lethbridgo, December lilli. M1V. To the TIate-Paycro ol tho City o. Mthliridec, will In future publish monthly an extract from the Month- ly ueport showing Earnings ami Kspendlti'res for the LcthbridBo Htiect (.ar System. Tho same monthly from the .Monthly Hepurt fir the Electric Light and Power and Coal Mini-. Tho following is a comparative Monthly Report for Street-Railway M Operating Expense Earnings to November 1st: (This does not incluile Pinking Debenture Interest, Fire Insurance and Taxes.) Monjh Expense Earnings Oaln January 5 Expense Earnings Gain 5 J.4S9.54 S 93327 2.9K.64 3.702.73 3.205.S5 4 WO 55 4.435.0S' 3.9CO.OO 4.5SS.5S 4.3S031 3 93' OS 3.42048 3.75S45 4Sfl72 '2-135 109 44 j February 534.95 March 4.3S0.7C 873 22 April 3.060.05 4.09S.14 May 610.37 June O.pss) July 512.32 August ,r. Septemher 337JC October 4.600.S5 S04.14 Total S42.06S.33 ..'Increase. In cost of labor 17 per'cent. Increase In cost of supplies 35 per cent, approximately. The Ited Litie lu 131.6 owing to tho Kilties being at Henderson Park, made a gain on operating ol In W17 this lino madi a loss oi J2.30S.30. 1 FREEMAN. Commissioner. Tlio following la a comparative statement of Total -Expenditures and Earnings for Ihe -Electric Deportment including Interest, Sinking Fund and Taxes to November 1st: 1911 Net Month Earnings Expenditures Surplus or -Deficit January f February I April .'.'....................v 9.3SG.24 229.HO May........................ S.201.7C .135.70 June July August Ocloljer "tfn Orienral Silks WE HAVE'A SPLENDID LINE OF ORIENTAL SILKS WHICH WILL MAKE A .BEAUTIFUL AS WELL AS INEXPENSIVE XMAS PRESENT FOR'YOUR FRIEND. We also have a nice line of Toys. RING WO 320 Thirteenth Street North Telephone No. 1B72 New Brunswick Weal more! and; 'Copp, Liberal, elected, majority alout Xo change. New A. T, elected, about l. majority. Liberal gain. St. John Wlgamore, Unionist, Stanley Klkln, Unionist elected. Unionist gain one seat. New John Wig' inoro Elkm. Emery. fllS, JJroderick returns give Sir V.'IUrifl Laurier 3ls thousnnil n Jorlty in Quebec Kast. North A. Clark, Un- ionist, elected bv four hundred major- ity. V North polls out ol 42 give Blake, Unionist, 317; Kigg, Labor 2G2. OtIHMIl OF Jos. P; Tuff, Well-Known Mer- chant of North Lelhbridge, Dead Tolal Cam to Date, 5-J.H3.39. 1910 M onth Ear n ings .Kxpendl lure s January February March April May .lunc 7.970.S1 July Auytist..................... September -October 9.47S.S1 9.21G.G4 627.2S G40.SS 665.73 Gain to dale, 5712.92. I Increase in coat of fuel, U.per cent. ilncrnasa In coat of labor, 17 per cent. 'Increase in supplies, 50 per cent, approximately. M. FRBK.MAN, Commissioner. fclTY COAL MINE REPORT TO OCTOBER 31st, 19U. Ouhiut Tons Libs Earnings Expenditure's Surplus January 1257 Kcbniary 10CO March April May Jane July............ August September..... October S61 955 S59 SS9 1112 50SO 1270 100. 400 500 S50 1100 1150 BO 1.500.6S 1.43S.GS 1.H9.0S 1.665.99 5 1.39..77 S 64.39 90.35 116.52 6.517 144.82 137.71 135.01 63.65 i1 9757. 260 f IB36.42 Surplus balance to date, fa.SI. Cost ol coal per ton 1917 (increased from 11.23 to j.. ol Coal pcr-toa 1916 (increasul from 51.18 to 51.23.) Cost ol Coal 1915 (decreosea from 51.25 to 51.18.) l! M. FRKGMAN, Whether for father or mother or any member of (he lamily, lover, hlnsman or friend, there's a book admirably suitable as a gilt to thai particular person. There is no easier solution ol Ihe Christmas quandary that ivorries so many 'people each year, (ban tho decision to give books. Just the right sort of books can be found at Mr. Joseph Tuff, well known genera merchant o[ North Lethbrldge.paBset away on Saturday at the general hos Calgary. Deceased was respect all with iTvhoni.he any deal a very prominent figun in tlie Salvation Ariny, holding thi position Senior .Treasurer for Ihi past twelve years. The late Sir. Tuff came from John, New Brunswick some fourteen years ago, having-taken an active part in the work of the Salvation Arm> (n that city. He leaves to moiirn hl3 j loss, a wife, two -daughters and two sons, the in Calgary. .Memorial services were held at the Army .Citadel last night, and were con- ducted by Messrs. Tutlo'cii, and Bull- ock and Mrs. ali of whoni dwelt on IhR splendid part played by 31 r. Tuff in the upkeep of the Work of tiio Army. The TwentiBtli Century BuokStore "Everybody's Book Shop" PHONE 613 614 Fourth Ave. Phone 613 Vi'lth the arrival ol a few last bJU of equipment tne work of completing he filtration plant at the river will bo complete and (he citizens will >e supplied with water as puro as me- chanical means can make it. Tlie irtant should bo completed by tbo flret of .he year at the latcst. KanJtary Inspector Vallatico Is pre- lared to soe that the new inter does not faU In Its duty. Ik- lias his new aboratory pratdcally and t is now in USP. It had been intended to have tLe laboratory nt the filtration plant, where a room Is spyctrjly set. apart for it, hut it has nuiv been dc- nl place It in the city hall on the third floor where It will lie conven- ient for all tlie work of the sanitary lepartmenl. Mr. Yallance Is now mak- ing from 12 to itsta of the city wa- :er a month, a being made every two or three daya. lie is also making regular tests of the milk supply. Vari- rolo lie u run of at] tliri of ilia gli'.'or of the Garden ayd ilarris in to hc-p ulthnalo rcd( New York city. 1 tiou in the true paMis of revsit Alan Dale aul William Winter, loth i Bummtd up. "The Auciiuu lilocl: bis from Ufff. Mr. Kellerd it> one'of (ho steadfast upholders of the teat iradiilous of the anil it ia la tie hupei] that his short my in Leih'brldsp, all who are Intere.Uc-d In these trudit'ona anil who are ot Ihe same faith and belief as the actor, will go to SEO tho plays he presents and will endeavor to induce their friends to see them, too. f society will receive many a Jolt through tjje medium of Hex Krt-at story "The Auction whkh comes to the Majestltri Thoatre for three days starting nen 1 conception of the plot of "Tlie Auc- tion Illot-k" came as an Inspiration io Hex Beach, only afler an study of our mi evils and needs for rc-adji meat. Tho name of Rox Ueac-h ous othor testa are also being made and .Mr. Valfance i that he vil! be able more popularly associated AT STARLAND Many of the queer-habfis and man-1 of (he Arab people of a Htita I coItJHy :n arc- In 1 I'ctrova's latest Puraiuount picture, "LiiUV; nalive teachers or lutora sit- tins cross on the ground I bey study (nicer books of paptr; begtjar cbil'lren in tbe streyts; I and tbe custom ol clapping the bands three limes to summon servaiUs. Petrova herself, being no ted t ni v eUe r s a bio1' to supply! many of the little "atmospheric" j toiK-tK-s nrcesstiry with the man ilous d'rectins of Maurice Tourneur, i1 iiro'Juctiun breathes tht very Bplrlt slv ifier an cxlnnsUv.'' IlavlRS attained a largR degree of "ndlllons FI.ame" nil NtDtls for rc-aOJust- j 0 jr ame Petrova is now appearing In her virile flcllnn nf great NortMaiid. bu! liH-e In "The Auction Block" ho Iieara as an absolute ntiistur of Ills "The Auction Illock" tells noth- ing that could not, and docs not oc- cur in every ilay life. He gives us tbe character of an everyday sirl who Is led into the countless temptations ami snares of our everyday existence. third Paramount production. unusual Elor-v bv ijo1' Wyllarde. wlllch is "lc ar. Starland lo- and -Mr. Valfance confidently eipects j remorse, the falsity of "tlie bright to check outbreaks the everlasting snnt of disease by taking the proper pre- ventive show themselves. soon as attacks go with her through the fires of he bright tching at In A Single Month Have Lost 870 Field Guns, 5S5 Heavy Pieces London, Dec. neuter's Ot- tawa Daily correspondent with the French armies, telegraphing under date states that a secret report issued on October 4 by tho chief of the German general staff and signet! by LudendorfE himself: shows admiring lossea in the German artillery. The repori states that during Ihc grand operations the average number oC'guns a sin- gle German army in a .single month, either by wear'or tear or enemy fire, is: Field pins pieces 5S5. In oilier words Ihe arsenals nnd work- shops are obliged .to make or repair pieces to the extent ol thrfcee-quarteri or whole artillery establishment, merely In order to maintain existing strength.. Prices William Fox Presents "A Modern Thelma" With Vivian Martin and Harry Milliard A New Drama of Great Interest See the finish of "Tht Broken Coin" and "Gloria's with Gillie Burke. A big show for the money. TONIGHT AND TOMORROW JESSE t. LASKY PRESENTS MME. PETROVA IN Exile A Five Reel Paramount Picture A Soul Stirring Drama of the Orient, Also "A LUCKY SLIP" Comedy ELECTION Will Be .Announced at trie >Ei Performance EH EBB 3 Days, Starting H MOUEC.H! WjLL RECOVER Tower, Minn., Dec. of the I fifty-four persons injured yesterday j when Iraln No. 3, Duluth and Iron I Hangd left-the rails at Hins- I dale, near here, tearing up more than I 200 feet of track, will recover, accord-! lij Ing to reports' toda What the Press Agents Say Why.Puzzle About What to GiVe Requisites is the Answer? Choosing cigars or pipes solves the perplexing problem of whal to give Nothing so'acceptable. (Jfgars, pipes, 'Irayn, etc., aro Io win mltation for Iho glrcr.' Can't you IrnaBlnc the of Iho man who receives Ihem for Clirfslmas? They arc ljuly man's gift. A Bill from our large, fine stock ot smokeiV rMuisKcs will ploasc Iiim Im- mensely. Ho wotilj buy them hero himself. All discriminating smokers do-. They are tho llnosl you can buy. 'THE CITY STORE W. A, OTT( Prop. THREE DOORS SOUTH OF LETHBRIDOE HPTEL eafttiuarlers of the Royal Flying Corps have wired for the following tradesmen; 30 Coppersmiths, 5C engine fitters, gas engine experts and repairmen, SO fitters, turner, lather hands, 30 tin- smiths, CQO'KS "0 -r-ftrs, 50 police, ex-constables, if possible. The police are wanie.i ..IJitary police work, and should bo ex-con slabloa Where possible. The other men must he competent at their trade, that is, tnen who have serverl apprenticeship and can show proof bl Lhreo years' experience at their trade. Men Wiahl li, opportunity should get in touch with the Royal Flying Corps at 304 Main street, Winnipeg, Immediately. to take advantage of Lethbridge exemption tribunal No. 67 asked the Herald to announce that alf have received to report to the medical board here mutt do to at once. I1 he local tribunal has 23 cases yet to be ditpoted of Und thetfl cannot be dealt with VP.W tho medical history arc com- plete. Those wfio go before ihe mettleal board or who are being considered by the Lethbridge tri- bunal art asked to turn thi deci- sion In to the tribunal at toon as received. The tribunal hopes to wfnd up Its work week. WED. AND THURt. ATTHEOKPHEUM The story the William prescntatioTi In film form of "A Modern is laid in the roman- ic realm of Scandinavia, told with a photographic and dramatic perfection which juftftes it stand out aa a r work in motion photography, Sir Philip .Bruce Errington (Harry S. a wealthy English har- onet, visits Norway, ivhore lie en- counters and Is struck by the beauty ot Tlielma (Vivian daughter lflY Guldmar (Willfam H. descendant, of an old lino ol Viking cings. Sir Philip) seeking to'see the 'air daughter of I the northland, en-1 coiuilera a ya ire-into wliicli the young woman disappears, Thts cavo proves o be the burial place of Viking braves i and Is guarded by a dwarf. SPECIAL DAY, AT 2.30 ETS'ACTO-R John E. Kellerd by a Powerful from a Run of 102 r Nights nt the Harris Theatre, New York City. In Elaborate and Spectacular Productions of SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS MONDAY TUESDAY MERCHANT OF VENICE" TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Prices: Nights S1.50, ?iOO, 75c, BOc.'Xmas Day Matinee 75cy Plan Opens Friday at Theatre. ,aai t wrtnn i I I me Auction Block" I I By Rex Beach HIS-GREATEST STORY THE LIFE DRAMA flF A MKLlflN fllRfS IN AUFRir.A'S Rift mi MATINEE SATURDAY' DEC, 20 "SHE WAS SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER" THE VITAL 'PLAY OF MODERN SOCIAL CONDITIONS AT THE EMPRESS Before reading the following take ,a Jance at the Empress theatre ailver- tlsepient In llris paper ami see who is going to niake Lothbridge theatregoers shriek with laughter today and to- morrow at this popular theatre of hlg events. 'xThe lillo of tills great laugh producer Is "The Chief Cook" and is without exception tho comedy king's funny 1917 feature. From the; opening scene to the grand finish it is a regular cyclone- of laughter. To avoid any mistakes It might- hero he mentioned that. Ihis is1 positively tho first shoVing" of this big comedy special In Lethhrldgo. In addition to this there Is la.ho scon other big at- tractions at the Empress today and tomorrow. 'The Call ot Her the mar- vellous screen adaptation of Edward Sheldon's play, In which Ethel Uarrymore is Ihe star, and wtilch will be seen at IhO'Kmpress Theatre on Wednesday Is-the lirsl of a series of.JIetro (Matures.of and lavlishncsa.to. be produced during 1917. AT THE MAJESTIC John B. Jho pminent' actor, and an incom- parable company ot players will be acen at the Majestic Theatre1 for thrc6'nlghl3 commencing next Mon- day, Dec. 24lh, with a special matinee Christmas Day In Shaqespcarean re- perlolro, which consists ot Macbeth, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, and Olliello. By popular Mr. Kel- lerd will prcacftt Hamlet, In which THE LIFE DRAMA OF A MILLION GIRLS IN AMERICA'S BIG CITIES'AND SMALL TOWNS Is to THE MAN? THE THE LAW? THE SWEAT SHOP? SEE THE ETERNAL QUESTION ANSWERED IN "THE AUCTION'BLOGK" Nlghtt 60c, 36c. 256 Saturday All Seats Selling I I f at Theatre. EMPRESS 3EE ME TODAY AND TOMORROW In My CrcXeit Comedy "THE CHIEF CQOK" A Cyclone of Laughter" Positively the first time ever shown In Lcthbrldg: Laughing Hit of 1917. borne Early. William. Fox Pretentt Bertha Kallch In SLANDER A Mdcfern that Every Woman'Mould and Men Should Study, PrleM THE PLAY .OF POWER "The CaU of Her People" A 7-Act PrwhKtkn of Qjftt irilUi A 7-Act PrwhKtkn of ____ Utt ;