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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1918 THE LETHBftroOE DAILY HERALD PAGE NINS GENERAL A. DJ'RAE HALIFAX, N. S., Dec. 19.-q.ol. Pui-ney, Dominion president oE tlio Gi^t" War Veterans' Association of Canada, handed to the local press tUo . rrri- � �___f ' '''V__''.' ' ' 1 ; A Victory Gift iBtrnsoys ARE NOT THE ONLY GIFTS Th(5re'l?,.Iti. fact, an'infinity of different GIFT SUGGESTIONS, . ^DiBAt, �PRB.SBNTS from' everybody to e'vdfybody, dainty; practical, ana'.n6vej,,fOr7 your Inspection at fvj^^nitieth Gentuiy Book Store H\^VENUg  � i 1^14 FOtiRT PHONE 613 C; P,' R. Issues Statement About Disaster Near Fort William !-When 14 Lives Were Lost United Church : J-At^ Holding a Sale of Work in the Church Hall. tfie^^Vviil be opened by Mrs. Chas. McKifcp at' ~~""3.00 o'clock on % December 21st pancy Work / Home Cooking, ernoon Tea, c. 1-^ Christmas Suggestions To Our Patrons fIriQtHc lrP�*t Toaster*, Cookers, Dining Room Domes or Parlor Fixtures, Vacuum Cleaners, Flashlights, Portable Be^d LiebtSj Table ---------- Lamps, Fancy Silk Shi-idcs. 'We'-hang' Electric Fixtures free, but wb Strongly recommend buylnfe.early? bo that you have your fixtures InstaUod before Christ-. jnaB. Bach attended to in order, so" do not b'e last. or. you piav be disappointed,-Bflciiuse we are busy and cannot do imiposslbilities.: Vyith each Electric Iron purchased vye will sell n cJouble stioket for . 50.cents.' -. �, ... It Get J!o�f Phrlstmas Tree l^lghts before tho.y'aro-ali gone* � - STAR, ELECTRIC CO. . : I LEfr.us bo-vouR WifiiNG, . 409 F^fTH STREET SOUTH, PHONE 1332 WINNIPKG, Dec. lO.-Thc followinfe' statement with" respect to the Bon-heur tourist coach i:ire 'Was given out from the office of the vlce-preRidcnt of the Canadian Pacific railway th),3 morning r "The fire which broke out in the tourlBt sleeping car of train NTo. i Tuesday morning had such distressing results that the public are entitled to '.{now the results of pur investigation fts fi-ir as it has proceeded. ._ U "The cause of the fire has, not been determined pDjsftively. A surviviiig passenger is .quoted as .stating that: it was due to au\&pldgioh oE.a'cctyleAe gas. -Tbat theory need not; detain us iQUg. iVcetylene ga's has not. been u'ped on railway cars in Canada for years;'The' itluminant used 'on the car in question was plhtsch' gas. That gas which contains no 'ingredients which; is 'not present in ordinary >coal gas jis the standard illumini^nt on railway^ Inv.all -parts of the.woHd and e.xperJmeots -in.Jts use have Bhown it to be perfectly sate. The , odor of pintselx' iia" pungent and ' distlhct'iye and i there could, not be a leakage' of anj'.lijn^ without the fact becoming known. The records :of inspection show that tlve lighting appliances of the car yfam In perfect condition and the evidence of the train employees and the 8.ur-viving passengers is to the eftept that there was not the slightest odor of obcaping gas during the night or morning. Tlie evidence is so clear' tjiat there was no explosion before the,accident or after. "The train was being heated by steam from the locomotive and the individual- car heater was, of course, riot being . operated. The cooking range had gose out during the night and had not yet been re-lighted. It would be impossible, therefore for the fire to start from eitlier of these sources. . '' - "Some pa,ssengers are of the opinion that the fire started in 1;he -woman's washroom. That room had been used by a wonifin passenger .-a few mliiutes before the jirs was ioticed and she evidently saw no evldeiicq of it then. Tt was discovered ,by die car porter in the head berth of tile through thre--iijveirtur.ning'-iDf )i'.f spirit' Iamp:'orl some other device, vke^ *tq Koj^t food .for'the, b.^by. The, uae'.of such "lariips. In a. rail^^y car is torbld-den by- law'ana' notifies; to tb'at,effect' ar6'':aisplayed"'in",'6br' coaches. TTifem I.j4s nQ^aJeceesity-for- their 'usej us jneajis " are provided, in tourist?-cars aritd-'dln-ing cars for heating 'food for children.' Nevertheless,-'certaiij'passeugera still persist'in trying to'evade the'ieg^Ia-tloas and we have had more tfia'n.Ane^ fire started in cars through thei oVer-ttirnlrig of these ^lanips.  i'' , ."Fortunately.. withQut;-tho disa'strous r^.sults .which folio-wed', this fire.  '."The corroboratlyie .evidence In: t;hls case'Is fiilrly strorig. .'We hay^ |igned statements frorii two'Verspris v^iid werti .at .the ,statipu.,5j'lien,.triEiiri,;?io.,,4 jpUllea-l out"tile' previous night to the je'ff^ct "that a man'�atl�d"';^VoUia^ ;-\vhpT)(jar4�d that- trarn were seen- previously;:. ti'y m'inent danger were suffocated by the [ dense smoke coming from the burning' I curtaws, bed. .ciothingi and car fjt-1 itlngs.r There was^o panic, -no^-oif^cry'; and no'blocking of flie'exits; A^'Booh;; as-the'Tporter gave'the alarm', thtf' traliv^crew rushed to the rescufel^'und'; proceeded Uo bi'eak all the windows i of the. Car, calling to those jnsidu to! crawl through the windows, but'^re-'ceiVed-no response. verdict of tho'j coroner's Jury. The porter wi^s an e:i-'i poriouced man,, knew where' the flrej fighting appliances were kept.and'had'> �benn-ifully instructed lA.their uaer'.ftJ evidently .appeared to him: that;-tbe fire ,was. beyond., control. when-iflrat seen. ' �.-. � ' :  "It .18- hardly necessary to say- that the officers of the company doepjy deplore the .loss, of IJfe.aud that.ttie'v Will continue, their inquiry witl^ a-yjew t9 establishing beypnd preailveutpYe the cause of the iire."- ^ - " - Dominion muBt>-�tapd prepared to pledge their credit and meet whatever expenditures are necessary. Any choeso-paring policy would be doomed to, failure." " � ' The- Objects The memorandum then outlines the object of the pjbb))OEod^ land settlement policy as ifollowt.: 1-The development of a nationwide sentiment in favor pf increased agricultural setti^ement and .production. %'}:. ' . . � 2-The encoucflg'einont ef a movement frpiu urb^l .centres tp rural districts. V . / . Avoid OjVercrowilng 3-The avpida;rice of overcrowding in, eur urban centres with a' surplus of labor. 4-The securijjgj of suitable settlers in large numberB',for our vacant lands, including abandpiied farms. 5-The creation pf-conditions whereby Buitjable settlers with small means '(including tenants) may-, in the course of time become the owners of their farms. ,> , , JThe memorand;um then Outlines the submitted, policy^-ot land settlement, the main features-.of which were announced when, tlie interprovinclail conference was In! session, ih'this dbn-nection it is suggested that steps should be takeii to ascertain the lands.set aside^for settlemen , and that the provinces, as far as possible, thould have. uniform legislation for this, purpose. -^To . prevent owners from fixing..ati. unreasonable or inflated price, for'.their lands, each pfrov.-ince should'prgyjde for a special pro-�vincial price.'ah'.'wild lands, abandoned farms and->leased farms. It is also:-suggested :ifliat each province stifiiild take powers to appropriate i lands required for settlement purposes...... Federal Govt. Responsible '.The memorandum recommends that the federal government sbould cpn-tinue to be responsible for the admission of immigrants to Canada. "One of the gravest situations confronting Canada," says the memorandum, "4s j the necessity of making suitable prpvlslpn for'the flcod pf alien Immigration that -will move our way as soon as transportation is available, tlnless steps are taken to make certain that a large proportion of these irtimigrants %o to .the. land, they will fill our large urban centres and bring about conditions of unemployment and unrett that will be exceedingly detri-nieiital to Canada(-as a .whole." �;'rhe memorandurii'assumes," for the J^urp^lie,: ptVdlscuflslon only," .that 'each "province.;de8irmg to;secure fed-' 'erai,' co-o'peratioii �Mu8t determine for it.01t;j..a nuriib'e'rfd^^hings,.'including: . "[The,', claps bi;;;8|tll?rs to'''be .assiat-ed; the maxlmjato^aasisuinjie to be given; the; ternjs,-, np'dri: whfch 'assist- 'i tocB, shall be �g:^*'''-'-'- '  � ' prospective settler on his arrival in Canada. It Is regarded that there should be created a government land settlement board, composed of the minlBter of colonization and a representative of each province. The board, should be consultativo and advisory, and; not arljitrary. It should meet at leitbt once annually for the purpose of reviewing and working out any policies that may be adopted for' land' settlement throughout Canada. The final suggestion made by the memorandum is that there should be-established In connection-with'the department of immigration and coloni-zatidh -a social welfare bureau to assist In the care .of. the immigrants. Kf ATE POLICE TORONTO, Dec. 19.-If the police, who. are on strike here, will return to duty, immediately, officials of their union, .who were summarily dismissed. on Tuesday, will be reinstated. This was the decision arrived at by the board of police comrniasioners this afternoon after many conferences. The question of recognition by the commissioners of the charter granted the ; union by the Trades and Labor Cpuu-) cil should be left ,to the decision of I the attorney-general of Ontario, in the I opinion of the commissioners. This ' offer of the commissioners for settlement of the strike will be discussed by the policemen at a mass meeting this,afternoon. F IN iPilCAIED QUEBEC, Dec. 19.-The alleged exemption scandal in the Quebec district took a s'udden turn today when four well known citizens were Implicated, 'a complaint was lodged in the police court against them and two of the men ikiplicated appeared voluntarily this, morning before Judge Lang-lols. The other two will appear, also voluntarily, this afternoon. The two men that appeared thls-morning pleaded not guilty and were balled out pending the inquiry. They are; Omer Drduin, a:dv6cate of Quebec Genuine Imported Scotch and Irisli Overcoats and Uisters One of the lessons which the war has taught ..u* has been practical economy. Now, practical economy means buyins; good clothes and getting good value for your money. ' These genuiiie Imported Scotch arid Irish. Overcoats .and Ulsters are economical, because they wear so long and |(ive you such splendid service all the winters you wear th�n. We have Overcoats and Ulsters from $25 tassumed tha,tahe . �KdeVM: gby^rhn]|i^h(ffild .;un3ertake  |h-e- securing ot.,-,gip.ieH. from' Great : Britain: and otjiej-ilqouiifties, (other^ than einemy) and- that tlie Dominion gpverhineht shoiild'iaJce charge of the -1-Ka I gSltli! "^"Adler-i-ka is the,,'only medicine for. gai^'oVthe; stomach;' i; never had ao iiiuoih- Telie'f w?th �'iny',medicine. I wo^ja not take .?25aOo; for the'relief i b'ne.'bqttle; of A'dler-i-fta gave 'me. I gainbt get done reiommendlng it." /Signed)--H.'!,: Hick?;'Ashley, III. '-'Ad-ler-vka-expels l^t. gas and sour-. hesB,;'stopping stoniacli .distress IN-; STANTbY. Enipti<^g^*;BO''rH upper and,-lower : bowel,. flushing HNTIRE'r alimentary canal. Reiji.dyes ALL.':fbul itia'tter which poisoiis''system.� Often' CURBS constipation; Prevents ap-, pendlbltis. We have sold Adler-i-ka i many years. It is a mixture of buck-' thorn, eascara, glycerine and nine other* simple drugs.-J. D. HIginbotham &-Co.,- Ltd., druggists.-^Advert. 1^0 OK "FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY Keith's Speciiail, ^fixture 2Sc. lb. �We hav6-also a.flne assortment, of . .. .' BULK CHOCOLATES AND' OTHER CANPIES-from 3Sc to 60c per lb. Chocolates in boxes, 50c to $1.00 "We are "Western Agents for C. H. STUART A CO.'S FLAVORING EXTRACTS These extracts are most economical and we nave the finest assortment in the west. No cake or'pudding tastes as good as it might, �without Stuart's extract. Price iBc per tube. EGGNIT In Takes the place of eggs opoilpg.. ^ 'lOc packet takes place of 10 eggs 25c box takes place of 30 egss $iA6 box takesplace of 13 dozen . - eggs. T.H. Keith 608 THIRD AVE. S. : T. 'W^. Johnson, nromlnont - Peel county farmer,-and who refcusod; oiv/ja" number of oocagions to be a JjJberal-xatididate for'*parhajnent| is �deaft:^"- A.. .Womap! Would yo^ barter for ,gold?, "Jhe Nb^Qrious Hel^ne'' �d. Find the answer at the Colonial Tonight.' Gold Cold Soap is made of the best materials from'which laundry soap can be made. That is why it does better, quicker work, and has so many constant users. Another reason is because the cake itself is larger, and. gives �you more soap for the price than you can. get in any'other cake. Cold So9p i*:madt! in the Procter A Gamble Faetorin at Hamilton, Canada Practical and Useful Suits ..... ... $20.00 to $5Q;,0a Overcoats . . .  $15.00 to $42.50 Smoking Jackets . ..... $10.00 and SJZM Shirts, with soft French cuffs . . . $1.50 to $3.^ Sak Shirts f..............,... $7.00 to $8i50 Und^wear Combination and two-piece, suit, , ^ . $3.50 tp:i8,ii|P Lisle and Silk Hose............. SOcto .$1,511 Silk Scarfs......... .....$1.50 to $5,00 Wool Scarfs ... $2.50to,|5iW SUk Lined Mocha Gloves . .<............^$3.21!' Fur Lined Gfeves . ; .... ... .^$5,Q0 Fine Wool Gloves, . $1.00 ta $3*1)0 Large assortment of Swiss Silk Neckwear, 25c to $1.4(1 t Italian Silk Neckwear .. ... . .. .; .,$2:75 to $3;0: Silk and Lisle Armbands, pair........'25c to $1.25 ALL BOYS' aOTHING TO BE SOLD At COST UNTIL CHRISTMAS , \ SANFORD'S AND SEMI-READY MAKE r J. F. THAELt Exclusive-Lines in Clothing and Men's Fiirnishingi41 I 34194 ;