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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta f . ''I PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 191(5 lethbi-tboe Tbetalb OLetbbri&oc. Hlbcrta DAILY AND WE,EKLY Subscription Ra^es: t)Blly. delivered, per year ......?-�00 Dally, by mall, per yoar........ JiVeekly, by mall, per year ......UM TELEPHONES Business Office ......... Editorial Office ......... W. A. Buchanan Managing Director ............ 125: ............ John Torrance Business .Manager Your King and Country Need Ycu Right Kow ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The war is being brouglil lionie to Canada almost with u force never before realized. With "war order" factories the object of attack by German spies, and with the belief prow-lug that it was something of tliis nature that was rcspon.sihle for the disaster on parliament lull at Ottawa, the Canadtan people are beginulng to realize now just how desperate the Oermans are In the conllict. One plant was destroyed at Ottawiv and nnother is believed to have been burned near Berlin, Ont. Fourteen Canadian battalions have been called for by the war oflice in London, and will be sent iruinediately. Reprisals Xor air raids are still being advocated in England. Lord Bryce, however, does not share the popular view, saying that Britain stands for justice and must continue to do so. A Teuton offensive against the allies is believed to have been begun In the Balkans. Guide, which has recently conducted j an investigation in the matter. Com-monting on the situation it says: "This fact Indicates that the amendment to the Hank Act was a benelit to the farmers of the west. It would seem therefore that any farmer who has a tiuantlty of groin safely stored on his farm and insured, should bo able to boriov/ a reasonable amount from his nearest bank. Xo doubt there is more money being borrowed on this security during tlie presetit year ! than ever hclorc, because of the im- ! mense crop and the iniposslbillly ot ' puttinr, it on the market as rapidly as | has been done in years past. On ac-1 coum of the shortage of ships to take the wlicat away from the easloni sea-boaVd the wheal has boeu backed up clear to the itocky .Mountains. Prac- ; tically all storage capacity has been filled or will be tilled by the amount j of wheat now moving eastward, n'e i receive letters regularly from farm- i ers wlio tell us that they have several thousand bushels of wheat but have up to date not been able to market any of it because the elevators are full, the car-order book has several hundred names on it. and there are very few cars being received at their j shipping points. In view of these facts the banks liave a great oppor-: tunity this year for helping out the farmers by making advances on their grain on the farm until such time as it can be placed on the market. SCENE OE RECENT GEIIMAN ATTACK .V St. Louis man named Sraythe has undergone surgical operations. ] And lives to tell the tale. i Fourteen more Canadian battalions are called. Canada lias them ready to answer the call, and twice fourteen more are being raised to take their! places. Customs revenue records In Toronto were broken in January with receipts of $2,127,873. .Jas. Leonard, C.l'.R. coudtictor, uas killed while attempting to hoard his ircight, train at Ucston, .Man. Sir .las. .\itkrn, of llrandon, has olfcicd to corninand a battalion rais-od among the :\ltthmlists of .Manit(.>ba and Saskatchewan. K. \V. Day, of Daysland. has been appointed inspector of military supplies for .Mberta. He has the rank of -Major. The ilhioss of ijuecn Wilhelmina of: Holland is taking a sattsiactory i Course. .ri. than $2,000,000 in damages lier:ause the steamer Kronprinz-essen Ccrilic iaileil to ri)i]ipl;;te lifT vovage to I-'raiicc and Kiigland iust before the outhreaK of the war, were dismissed. BANKS LENDING ON THRESHED GRAIN Many farmers throughout Southern, Alberta who find themselves hard put for cash owing to the complete grain blockade may not know that banks are lending on the security of threshed grain properly stored and insured on the farm. Such however is the case. A few years ago the west i^xper-ienoed a grain blockade, bad enough but not 80 widespread as the present tie-up. The result was that an amend-jnont to the Banlc Act was sought, ^nd obtained, giving the banks the y^ght to lend money on grain threshed and stored on the farm. That many farmers In the west are beginning to avail themselves ot the amendment is (YOucJied for by the Grain Growers' Is Your House a Home-or is it a collection of brick walls, carpets, chairs and tapestries? Make it a home by serving for breakfast Shredded Wheat, the food of health and strength. Being ready-cooked it is so easy to prepare a delicious meal with Shredded Wheat in a few minutes. Contains all the goodness of the whole wheat - better than porridges fof- children or grown-ups. Made in Canada. In t!;o House of Commons the other day Mr. Turriff, one of the Liberal nu'uibors from Saskatchewan, scored , the Dominion government for its fail- j uro to properly prepare (or transport- i iug tlie farmer's crop. Here is what | he said: '�-�V word as to the frei.cliting of the wheat across the .\tlantic. We have beard a .sreat deal since this debate stalled as to wliat the prime minister has done for tliis country in connection with ."hipping; we have been toid that he went across to the Old Country almost purposely to have arrangements made to get the produce of Canada taken over there. Wo heard it from his own lips on the opening | day of the debate, and then we heard it from the minister of marine {Mr. Hazen) how much they had done and what they had accomplished. I want to take that question up with the minister, too. My hon. friend the minister of marine and fisheries made the following statement, page 194 of Hansard: " 'At the end of .Tune the prime minister went to London to confer in person with His .Majesty's government, and particular attention was devoted to this problem of providing adequate transportation for general commercial purposes. The whole question was fully discussed during July and August at a number ot interviews which the prime minister had not only with the permanent officials ot the admiralty, but with several of the members of tlie cabinet, all of whom realized its importance. It was recognized that the matter was equally important to Great Britain and to Canada; to Great Britain because of the food supplies which she must receive from this country and in order that lier manufacturers might have access to the Canadian markets; to Canada in order that trade with the -Mother Countrj- might be maintained, and that the large crops which wore to be harvested might find a portion of their market in Great Britain and other European countries. It was ' pointed out that in view of the part I Canada was taking in the war it was especially desirable that every fncll-iity should be given to continue our ; export trade. The fact that a very i large wheat crop was anticipated was i Iiarticularly and insistently put tor-! ward. It was urged that from sixty to sixty-five per cent, of our normal tonnage, peculiarly constructed for the North ..Vtlantic trade, had been requisitioned, and that a serious situa. tion would develop unless adequate steps were taken to meet it.' j "Then, a little further on, tlie minister of marine pointed out that the government had secured three prize ships from the British government and that they had been put on this route to carry jiroduce from Canada to Great Tiritain. I would ask the i minister of public works, who is lead-iing the house, a question. The minister of marine stated that three prize ships captured by Great Britain had been put on the Canadian route to carry produce from this country to the Old Country, but these shipa did not cany the wheat any cheaper than .other ships. ,\Iight I ask the govern-'ment why these captured sliiiis, svhlch were not owned by anybody else than the British government, could not have carried the wheat at the ordi-i nary rate in order to help the Western farmer out, or if not to help the western farmer out, to help the British tax-payer out. Wiiy did those vessels charge five and six times the rate of freight that was in force before the war?" Mr. Rogers: "I do not know that the questiou is tiuite clear to me." Mr. Turriff: "According to Mr. Hazen's statement, Sir Robert Borden, by great effort, arranged that some twenty ships which t^he British government had commandeered should be released tor trade between Canada and Great Britain. Later on they got about twenty more released. Then, in addition, there were three prizJe vessels that had been captured by Great Britain and put on this route. The British government is the owner of these vessels; the Germans who owned them cannot claim any ownership in them now, I would think. [.These vessels were put on this route to carry wheat and other produce, and they are charging just as high freight rates as any of the other vessels; that is, they are charging rates about six times higher than they were before the war. Who is getting the profit? Why do these vessels make such higli rates ot profit? Why do they not carry wheat at the rates that existed before the war, or charge low-rates and give the advantage to the British consumer ot bread?" Mr. Rogers: "In so far as the ships are concerned, they were entirely under the control of the British gov-ernraent, and when they gave them to the minister ot trade and commerce, and to the government of Canada for the transport of grain, they no doubt fixed the rate that they should obtain for that business, which would be the general rate that existed on shipments of grain from ports in Canada to different ports In England, France or elsewhere." -Mr. Turriff: "All right, .Mr. Speaker. I am very glad to get a clear and definite answer from my hon. friend the minister of public works who is leading the government. Now, I am going to deal with it. .My hon. friend Is not the only leader of the government tonight, but he is chairman of a committee of the government that was appointed particularly to deal with this question. Ho, and the minister of agriculture, and our friend the villain ot tlio piece, the solicitor general, and one other member of the government-I forget who be la-composed this committee. However, we have a definite, straight answer from the minister ot public works on this matter. Now, let me give you a little more ot what tho minister of marine and fisheries said, and then I am going to ask the minister ot public works to reconcile the two statements, the two positions. Here is what the minister of marine said further. He had Hpokon about tho aimointment ot a gentleman, named .Mr, Harris, to look after the shipping of goods from Canada-munitions and otiier things, and this is what lie said: "'Under the direction of the government, this officer entered into negotiations for the chartering of suitable vessels, and by anticipating char-j ter conditions and securing ships in many instances consideraiily in ad-vanye ot retiuirements, the government was enabled to move war material, munitio;is and supplies at rateb' apprb^lmiitliig' tli^se prevailing In norm'al times for ocean frolRhts.' "H^rg 'j*|ihnv8 liio admission that this )jKOV�lnitnent, through the right hon. Tlie prime minister, tho minister of Qiarine and fisheries and.tho committee ot which the minister ot jnibllo works Is the chairman, were able to go to the British sovornment and se-curo from it commandeered ships and that they were able to ship shells and other war munitions over to England at practlcall;^ the normal ratea that qxisted prior to the war. Have I made It clear that this government, through their efforts, were able to get for the manufacturers a ' ratO' of freight be-twi-en Canada ,and Great Britain wliich wtta the normal rate ot freight and- practically what It was before tho war? But, when it comes to the west-ern farmer, or the eastern farmer, and ho has to send freight over to tho Old Country, this goveniment, although they could have done for the fanners what they have done for the mnnutaattirerB, did not do it. If this government .had been able to do for tho farmer, or had been willing to do tor tho farmer what they had been willing to do for the manufacturer, instead of securing from the Dritlali government a release of a certain number of ships .which were permitted to charge tho piratical rates that these ships do charge tho Canadian farmer, rates six times higher than those which existed prior to the war. they would have secured for tlie farmer as favorable conditions as' they secured for the manufacturers. The hon. member for Yukon (.Mr. Thompson), In the very able address with which tills debate was opened, stated that, owing to the work of the Elritish navy, which wo have no part in, unfortunately, we are free from the German raiders, but is my hon. friend who Is leading the government tonight able to get up in his place and say that wo are also tree from the Canadian raiders in the form ot Baron C. P. R., Baron Allan Line and Baron Somebody Else?" Mr. Rogers: "I would like to know from my hon. friend whether he realizes, that Great Britain is in a state of war, and, being in a state of war, that the government have commandeered, and have control of the ocean-going ships, and that they bave secured a special rate, for the munitions of war necessary to carry on the contlict in which we are enga.aed; and that In so doing they are fulfilling a duty which they owe to themselves and to civilization. 1 do not know whether my hon. friend purposes making a point as against this government, by instituting a comparison as between the rates charged for the transportation of munitions of war, and of grain, to the markets in tho old countr.v." Mr. Turriff: "The British army today is using 50,000,000 bushels of wheat. If a soldier were In the trenches, without wheat, without bread, without food, what "good would his munitions be to him? It he is left with an empty stomach of what use are munitions? He has to have wheat as well as munitions to fight tho enemy, and my hon, friend's government could secure for the manufacturer of shells a rate that was practically the same as the rate before the war, but when It came to the farmer they charged him six times as much." WASKILUNS Hi Until He Used 'fruMves'' Tile Great Kidney Remedy II.\OKBSVIt,l.K, O.NT., Aug. 'JGlh, 1013. "About two year.t ago, I found my health in a very bad stato. My iCiJiieys were not doing aucl I wa,sall run down iu condition. Having seen 'Pruit-n-tives' advertised, T docidntl to trytliam. Tlii-ir .action was mild, and tho result all that could bo oxpooted. Jly Kidneys resumed their normal action after T liail taken upwirds ofa dozen boxes and T regnineduiyold-time vUalily. Today, .1 am as well as ever." B. A. KELLY. oOc. a box, 6 for $2.50, trial sire 2,5o. At dealers or sent on receipt of prico by Fruit-a-tirea Limited, Oi^awa. PAPE'S DIAP FOR INDIGESTION OR -SOUR. ACID S IN FIVE MINUTES! NO DYSPEPSIA HEARTBURN OR ANY STO-ACH MISERY Sour, gassy, unset stomiich, indige.'?-tioii, heartburn, dyspepsia; wlien the food you cat ferments into gases and stubborn lumps; your head aches and you fee|, sick and miserable, that's when you realize the magic in Pape'is Diapepsin. It makes all stomach- misery vanish in five minutes. if your stomach is la a continuous revolt-^if you can't get it regulated, please, for your sake, try Pape'.s Dla-pepsln. It's so needless to have a bad stomacli-make your next meal a favorite food meal, then take rt little Diapepsin. Tliore will not he any dis-troBB-eat without fear. It's because Papc's Diapepsin "really does" regu late weak, out-of-order stomachs that gives it its millions of sales annually. Get a largo fifty-cent case of Pape's Diapepsin from any drug store. It is the quickest, surest stomach relief and cure known. It acta almost like magic --it is a scientific, harmless and pleas-belongs in . evory home.-Advertise-ant stomach ..reparation which truly ment. SENTENCE COMMUTED Regina, Peb. 5.-The sentence of George Ball, who was to have been hanged in this city on Monday, has been commuted to life imprisonment, according to an announcement reeeiv-ed by Sheriff Cook today. GETTING AT THE TRUTH London, Feb. 5.-The Dally Mail demands the raising ot tho excess i)ro-fits tax in the case of shipowners who, it alleges, are making unusually large profits out of the war. It declares that the profits of the shipping industry have increased from �20,-OOO.tOO in 1913, to .ti;r.O,000,000 during the past year, and that many steamers have been able to pay their entire cost in two voyages. The Dally JIail advocatos a tax of TTi to SO per cent, on tho increasod prollts shown by shipping concerns over tho pre-war period. riU: "LAST STKAWS" TO BKEAK THE CAMELS' BACKS THE M.O.H. of Lonjon says: " I take Abbey's Salt remilarly every morning, and itikoeps me in tho beat of health onu spirits. It only needs to bo known to be appreciated." Dr. W. H. Wright, Medical Oflicer of Health. If you don't know Abbey's Salt, now is the time to find out (or yourself how beneficial it is in relieving Constipation, clearing the whole digestive system and toning up your appetite. Quito unlike dangerous cathartic drugs-its action is gentle, but sure and Invigorating. Abbey's has no tloletcrious ingredient-being composed .solely of the modioinal salts extracted from pure, fresh fruit juice. A spoonful of the granules in a glass of water taken night and morning for a week or ten da.v.s will givcj'du a new understanding of the delight of jicrfect health. Try Abbey's. 25c. and Made in 8 60c. bottles at all druggists. Canada for over twenty years. J. D. HIGINBOTHAM �\ CO,, LIMITED, These myriad Hadcjjqs for caioclH were photographed ai a cdmp ntiir Cairo, where they are being Buppdod for the campaign agaijiBfTrlpoJean robola \ WORN OUT? Do you tire in the middle of the afternoon-just at the time your most important work must be done ? k la Quina du P6rou is just what you need-it is concentrated vitality-the true reconstructor of a nervous system weakened by worry or overwork-because It represents a scientific union of pure extract of Douro grapes and Cinchona Bark-two; vital essentials of nerve repair. BigBoUle Ask YOUR .Doctor All Dru^dsts ;