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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE tETHBRIDGR DATLY HERALD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2B, 1C HIDcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY, Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, por weofc 10o Daily, delivered, per Dally, by mail, per year ........KOO Weekly, by mail, per year ......51.50 JV'eokly, by inuil, jibr year to U.S..52.00 TELEPHONES Business Office 12J2 Editorial OIP.cs 12-4 W. A. Buchnnnn John Torrance Mannglng Director Business Manager Datos ot expiry of subscriptions ap- pear dr'ly on address laliel. Accept- ance of papers after expiration date is our anthnrity to continue tha subscrlp- Vour King and Country need you right now' cent meeting of tho Aiuvrlcan Asso- ciation of Woolen and Worsted facturortt, that gentleman said: "I believe that high prices for wool have como to stay for a long time. do not mean to say that tlio present famine prices aro to prevail durln. tho noxJ ton years. I do believe-, how- ever, that prices during the next ten years will average vary much higher than during (ho ten years preceding the war. Hundreds of millions of pounds ot wool which In tho ordinary course would last on a man's baok for throe or four years have been rendered useless in two or three weeks or a month. A great deal of it. I am as- mred, will never reappear even in tho jhope of shoddy. Millions ot sheep in Prance and Belgium, In Germany, Austria. Russia. Turkey and the Bal- kans have been slaughtered to feed the contending armies. The figures from France only are available. In two years her sheep have been de- creased one-third in number. The jrreat manufacturing districts of continental Europe. France, Bel- gium. Germany, Austria. Poland are bare of wool today and when the war ____sr it will take hundreds of mil- !loris of pounds of woo! to start their machinery, and it will take 1.000.000.- 000 pounds additional to restore to j somewhere near normal the clothing stocks of the people of central Europe. "Just as long as tho price of wool and of mutton is remunerative, I look to see an expanding and increasing sheep industry all over the world. You need fear no sudden glut of wool, that the THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The allies' reply to the German peace note is ready, and it is stated Taking into consideration to se objec the responsibility borne by the central powers. The rumors are current that Ger- UP t forth clearly the grievances and clip of Australia owing to the drouth :ts of the allies in the war, and is short pounds of what it was two years ago; that the cup many has threatened a renewal of her submarine outrages if peace is not accepted, and that she will adopt all the means in her power of conducting a campaign of irightfulncss. The clos- ing of the Mediterranean by subma- rines is said .to be one of Germany's threats. German activities on the western front met with failure, according to Saturday's dispatches. WOOL TO STAY AT HIGH PRICE The recent sale of wool "by Jos. Oborne at an unusually high price in- terests the wool raisers, has been shipped out of Nanton so far, and that point will come close to the million bushel mark, again before the 31st of next August when tbe- grain year ends. Premier Brewster, of B. C., has an- nounced that he and his government are Committed toj the principle of state insurance in connection with the administration of the Workmen'! Compensation act, according ;to a re- port presented to the Vancouver Trades and Labor council. From information contained in private letters arriving inV Calgary, It Is learned that Lieut.-Col. W. W. Nasmyth, who left in command of the 89th battalion, has offered ta re- duce, his rank to that, of a lieutenant or captain, in order to, get tof the front line trenches. The.writ for the West Simcpe bye- election, made fiecessary -by .the death of -Hon. J. 'S. Duff, minister agriculture in the Ontario, govern1 ment, was issued for the nomination on Jan. 8, and the election 15. The Conservative candidate in thii riding is W. T. Allen, of Collingwood, and" have nominated Isaac "Scott, of Creemore. "Dad" Howies, one of the .earliest and most noted of the .Okotoks dis- trict pioneers, died at his home at the age of 88 years. He leaves be- hind him at wife and twelve-children al! of whom are living. There are also living. forty-two grand-children and seven great grand children. The deceased was .born in Ontario and came to Alb'orta in the year 1883. J. Dawson, well known Edmon- ton lawyer, formerly of the old firm of Dawson Hyndman, "Hynd Milner Matheson, has been appointed to 'as clerk 6; the supreme court, for the Edmonton" judicial district, caused by the death last February of Alex, Taylor. Mr Dawson has boon a 'lawyer iin -Ed- monton for'the-'iast, twelve yearn. He camo from Petroija, Tho Bassuno municipal hospital Francis Ogletreo, of opened by Hon. Wilfrid Uarlopy Col. Sissous, Medicine died at Portage La Prairie. Robert H. Sharpo, Rev. Robert Whlllana, a retired Presbyterian minister formerly ot Ot The-Stanfields resigned because the minister of railways refused to ap- point their nominee assistant superin- tendent There Is no'use advocating government ownership of railways un- til the people can be satisfied that politics will be thrown overboard. We don't want a railroacf system in this country where switchmen, sectionmen and all hands get their jobs through political pull and are likely to lose them for the same reason. WOMAN .G1TY CLERK WILL WED Santa Barbara, A. Christine Holmberg, said to be the first woman in this country elected by the people to the position of city clerk, was married to R. H. Hall, an automobile man. Miss Holmberg is serving her second term as city clerk. Baked to a Turn! Our modern ovens, skilfully tended, never over-bake or burn SomMor is at its crisp and tasty best Plain arid In Packages Only. It takes even baking, too, to get' the uniform golden brown and the melting crispness of oar GfiAHAMWAFERS Packages Only, North-West Biscuit Co., Limited EDMONTON ALTA. Senator W. H. Sharpo, of Mani- toba, and Colonel Geo. H. Bradbury, M.F., have sailed for Canada, Johnston A. Abraham, of Wlarton, Ont., aud Donald George Whlbley, of Ottawa, have applied for'divorces. One of the pioneers of Lambton County passed away at her homo in Sarnia township in the person op Mrs. Emily Cole, aged 91. The women of Peter Doukhobor settlement at Veri gin's Brilliant, B. C. near Nelson, have donated 000 pounds cf jam "for use in Canada for the suffering ones caused by this war." The gift will make a carload and is valued at A new type of mine has been per- fected for use in protecting United States .harbors. The mines can be eft on the bottom and controlled from a shore station, where an opera- tor can. raise every mine in the field to positions where ships will be blown up attempting to pass over them. Following a report of German sub- marines operating in the North At- lantic trade routes, the cruiser fleet patrolling the North Atlantic and tho eastern shores of Canada, is to be augmented immediately. The ves- sels in the increased patrol service! will be manned by Canadians, as far j as possible, and the call is issued for men with previous sea training, up to the age of 45. A feature of the appeal is for boys from 15 to 18, who will train with the men. People's Forum THE MINERS' PAYROLL Lothbrirtgo, Alta., Dec. 30th, To The Iflditor of The Dear Sjr: Will you kindly allow me apace in your paper, to say a few words regarding tho statement of miners' wages as given out by a re- sponsible official of Gftlt Mines P. R.) and published in ypur paper under date of the llth inst. Now all these harries and thrusts for public sentiment are. traceable direct- the plea of the miners for a wage that will enable them to save few pennies aboye the actual cost of living. We have not asked for this littlo increase because our coun- try Is Involved In because th0 war has furnished a flimsy ex- cuse for those who supply the nec- essities of life to mulcht ua to the extent that we cannot much longer endure it. We do not deny that the war has caused an increase in the cost of many things and if we were forced to bear the actual increased cost I (juestioa if any loyal person would utter a .word of complaint, but alas for us, the increased cost of goods to us compared to'the-in- creased cost to the dealer is in the Uitio of about 5 to 1. In other words if the dealer now pay for article that formerly cost him 51.00 and which he then sold for we must now pay that dealer jl.50 where we formerly paid Thus we must not 'only meet the ac- tual increase from our meagre earn- ings, but we must at the same time .ncrease his profit from 25 per cent, to. .428 per cent. Now I am aware :hat there are those who will say this is not true as compared with the !acts, given by the dealers before the lommission investigating the matter. Well I have no quarrel to pick with .he commission and I want to think that they are fair.and absolutely im- partial but why, oh why, did they lot go just a little farther and call before them any given number of Doubly Good things. are accomplished for you by making "Ivory Soap so pure and so mild. First, it cleans thoroughly. Second, it cleans without injury. SCENTS' IVORY SOAP Procter Gamble Factories in Hamilton, Canada WHERE TO-GO FOR I {Roofing, Tinsmithing, Furnaces, and Steam Fitting, Plumbing I MCK-SEHL HARDWARE CO. PHONE 762 NEW YEAR'S OPENING January, 2nd rd. 1917 January 4th 1917 Soldier's Dependents Commencing with tlie New Year Term we are making a reduc- tion per mouth from our regular, tuition fee. to all those who are dependent. on a -father or brother at the front., or in training." Our Credit Plan ByUhis plan any worthy student is enabled to pay .for the cost of tuition, from his or her earnings after .graduating. Full particulars on application. Demand During the past term a number, of students have left our school to accept positions before they had reached. Graduation Standard, and even then we could not fill tiie calls for help. The College Office will be open every" afternoon during the Holidays from 3 to 5.30. Call, write or phone for information. Garbutt 411 Eighth Strict South, Office. Phone 1315 A. M. FISHER, Residence Phone 1S31 Principal ami ullow those mind's to show from their own records jutit wjnvt prices they woro force'! to pay for Qvory article- on, which tho dent- era quoted u prlco to the commission and thu.t alone wouhl prove the truth us regards the figures 1 huvo just given above. .The Dominion' ment gave this commission the very widest possible latitude and surely there was precedent sufficient whon we'call to mind tho anthracite award commission which was appointed by Col. Theodore Roosevelt (at that time President of the U. S. A-) and which commission not only Booked into store accounts iiml house rent, but oven went Into tlio miner's homes and looked Into every condition, sani- tary and otherwise. Again 1 asU why wo were not allowed to bring our store "books and cash slips before this august body and compare them with the dealers stated 'prices. Again it is interesting to know Just why the various company officials and other dealers did not show that powder had increased steadily all the time. Now as for the statement that the miners were averaging per day. Truly this is so utterly absurd that it seems a waste of time, to at- tempt a refutation but in so much as that very reputable official has elect- ed to'give out such a statement then I deem it only jnst and fair that the public should know just a'little more about it and to that end'I chal- lenge you Mr. Reputable Official to bring forth your entire payroll fur all the periods mentioned and1 let us take the total earnings of all miners, (this refers to miners only) for these periods and divide it by the total j number of days that all the miners worked and you know only too well Mr. Reputable Official that your stated average will be reduced almost or quite to You know oiiiy too well that you have not acted fairly in your method of striking an average. Even if you had taken the earnings of the 25 highest and the 25 lowest and. figured an average we would not have complained but you iave- deliberately hand picked a cer- .aln number those earning the high est wages on your payroll and held them up before an in-experienced and gullible public in the hope of freely crystallizing their sentiment against any increase in wages to the miners. Again it is a" pretty safe bet that 75 per cent, of those whose earnings you gave out were miners who work n narrow work or on pillars. Nor did- you. tell the public that miners liarrow work received thirty cents more per ton than a room miner and pillar miner receives fourteen cents more per than a -room miner. Although it costs these two classes of miners not to exceed throe cents more per ton to produce their coal, than it costs the room miner to iroduce a ton. Arid furthermore, the lillar miners and those in narrow work constitute only about 2iS per cent or 30 per cent of-the total num- ber of niiriers" of all classes. Of course I expect you to say, that these men whom you used to get your S4.50 average were of the rank and He. Again then -I' will say to you; j give the names and working numbers of these men to The Herald for pub- ication and we miners will tell you are and to what class they belong. Also touching upon the question of how many days each man-worked. I contend that it does not enter Into this equation at all for all --laen are r.ot physically constituted alike and then it matters not if a man worked for 10 days or .3 'days. The average would remain the same. Now in conclusion. Mr. Reputable Official if you are not willing to take 100 lowest and 100 ilghest or, else submit your entire myroll and let the average he found 'or the whole; then I submit that1 a air minded public certainly will not accept an average which is in reality a. travesty on the truth. Let the public-have it all or none. J. RAiLPH DB MARCOS. YEAR! HE SPEED "Friiii-a-tives" Made Him Fefl As If Walking On Air OniuJjL, Oar., S8th. 1914, j_ "For over two years, I was trouble.] with Constipation, Drowsiness, Lack ct Appetite and Headaches. One day I sav I your sign which fcuu I make you feel Hko- walking oa aSr. This-appealed to me, so I decided t-J try a box. In n very short lime, began to feel better, and nozv I feel fine; I Ihavoiifjoodiippetite, relish everything! I eat, and tho Headaches are entirely. I recommend ibis I fruit medicine to all my friends a box S for tria! size 25c'i At all dealers or sent postpaid by a-tivns Limited, Ottawa. DRIECTORY OF GRAIN BROKERS bought outright or bandied on Commiaaion. RETURNS made samo day as received. ALL cheques for this district Issued by our Leth- bridge branch. JN direct touch with Euro- pean buyers through our own export department. NONE better equipped to .give you service. James Richardson and Sons, Limited 201 Sherlock Bldg. 777 Established 1857 W. J. Lloyd, Mgr. Res. Phone 3G5 M.M. Clark, Acct. Reo. Phone 1613 BRITISH AVIATOR AGAIN WEDS Commander Claude Grahame-White was married at the registry office to Ethel Levey, the actress. Commander Grahamc-White's first vife, who was Miss Dorothy Taylor of New York, obtained a divorce in .ondon last Juue. Ethel Levey form- erly was the wife of George M. Cohan of New York: "Their marriage was dissolved in 1007. OFFICE PHONE 1313. MANAGER'S PHONE 1484. SMITH-MURPHY CO. GRAIN HEAD OFFICE, WINNIPEG Write or phone at our expense if you have grain to handle. We can assure you -tho best price the market will stand and give you courteous service prompt returna. N. f. MACLEOD, MAt ,-iGER LETHBRIDGE OFFICE SHERLOCK BUILDING STRONG tDOWLER GRAIN and Commission Our entire organization la your aorvloe and-with our exper- ience-we can to got you the'-best-prices for your grain at any tlma and for any grade or kind of frain. Phono M 1922 Calgary Far Oiflao 1865 Letlibrldgt J Quota- Ram. 1311 Lothhrldj.) tlona, Our Agonte who an In your, district. J. A, CUMMINQ Lothbrldge Manager An Oregon pqwer development plant has the world's largest chain" drive, eight chains, each 21 inches wide, transmitting' '5000 horsepower. Winter Excursions Low Round Trip Fares TICKETS ON SALE DAILY, DECEMBER 1st TO TO TORONTO, HAMILTON, LONDON, WINDSOR, OTTAWA, KINGSTON, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, ST. .JOHN, HAUFAX AND All Points in Eastern Canada Final Return Limit THREE MONTHS from date of Isiue. To Atlantic Seaports hi connection with ocean tickets via all Steamship Lines to the OLD COUNTRY Final'Return Limit FIVE MONTHS from date of Issue. Also to St. Paul, Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Council Molnes, Dodge, Kansas City and other United States Points FinarRcturn Limit THREE :MONTHS from of iHUe. To Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster TFokets on Salo December 4th to 9tH, January 8th to 13tK and February 5th to lOt Plnal Return. Llrnit April. For full information apply to any Canadian Pacific Tloktl Ajent, or yvclte, R. DAWSON, District Passenger Agent, C ;