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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta :ge four THE LETHBRroGE DAILY 5Di Ictbbrtoflc. Hlbcrta daily and WEEKtV 'Subscription Rates: miilr. dellTerea. per week Dilly. delJverea, per year \...JB.OO Daily, V mall, per year........J|00 Weekly, by mall,.per year ^-Ji'T J��ekly. by mall, per year to U.8.,12.00 1252 1224 TELEPHONES Bnstness Office............. Editorial Office ............ W. A. Buchanan John Torrance Managing Dlrfictor Business Manager Southern Alberta attracting land would..be entire!^ Justified/in\�akrar ..-t --^i- ,�* it hofnro those who have made protiti) to assist seekers asaln as it never lietore. ^^^^ fortunate. . IJ majf It is of>-lme importance that el j ^^^^ j^^j^^^ ^^i^^^j^^ ,g .^^^^^^ orer the Lethbridge-Oreat Palls road should be made as easy and comfortable as possible. It seems to the Herald that the Lethbridge and Groat Palls Boards of Trade might do a great deal to bolster up the service between the two cities. It would be wortli attempting anyway. STEEL'S DEBT TO THE DOMINION The Ottawa Citison. the Ottawa paper of the Southams. whose interests have never been known to be opposed to the Borden Government, minces no words !n declaring its at- ed the government ma)^ find It nec> essary to take not 50 but 100 par cent ot those extra propts, and it ihey do I hope that none of us will 'complain. As I have said before, sacrifice Is demanded all; round, land there are^hun-dreda of thousands of others who are making inflnltely greater -sacrifices than is possible to us." Perhaps before Sir Thomas White's budget is out this year the Canadian steel Interests may persuade a spokesman, preferably a chairman Itkd Hon. Col. Thomas Cantley, to deliver an address something like the chairman's at the shareholders' meeting ot the Steel Company of Scotland. And Cities were, a^tKt!roa?Vlttul o^Unlted ?Ute�  �' "^one from! the Idiwhlch BhdwB l&ting at ^Chcle ir^i'Ml' thepoliit of lOi^rmany'B. defiant UHolelSiHn, w"k rising tem-fer.'.li jiolntlnglshls, finder, also Tttf^etlMlV^i iVM^i Kaiser, �nd t)ii|i'l�'auppoMd tb be the ex-ch4n|*>q|>i^.inarK8. � -' 1 Maet^-pae jjlay In the week ynu may- go'to.-'I'almouth, VnAle Sam^Beven days, In Dates of expiry ot st.bscriptlons appear dr'ly on address label. Acceptance ot papers after e.xpiraUon. date Is our authority to continue the jubscrlp-Uon. Your King and Country need you right now' Drumheller operators raised;' the' oioBi v^umpau, ov,.,w�,>. P^'ce of their Copland gave tWjnlnvMon^W the Dominion government might ar-jeT �n incroase.i The operatorf -of J�6Pi�ttacked the range to have a representative, pre- the assoclaUon are going to hav.oitlie Si,"'?^"'^^^^ , �erably Mr. P. B. McCurdy, to move a ' war bonus paid for them by tne'gov. hW lif Jrif .w'lvl'VL"; li^ fitude toward the action the Govern- patriotic reply. But failing such rol-\^^,J"ri,i^t^l*'J,lu,Ttll S Ti?" J>^at Tie had, attack: ment should take in conscripting the ""tary enlistment ot surplus profits "I^r Trl^rl, 1.^0^.^ �h2 miilions Of war profits made by Can- Z^^^^XX^^"^ .oZ^::^:!:.^ Ji^ ' adas steel interests. The iron and ter place to begin a real camp^gn of.coal from this Held. Is it an;^oh, ^^1,^^^,,^;^^ i^i^iiir^i,^^ the house t; Uoa irom' the west that the coal mln-i would not adjourn with^^ the Bruce t .  the week yoil tftay go to >\:J;;C:.?;M.;.;.'..:>.:il, ,..f-^ >  edit n^ofeXaiiadllins stayed at home to make .munitions' tor the allies. In cnminlttee on the ;|>ill, B.. M. MAcdon THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR No untoward incident has apparently as yst taken place which would warrant the United States from going farther than- its severance of relations with Germany, but nrepara-tious tor actual war are going forward with all speed, and the war machinery of the country is being brought to its highest efficiency as fast as possible. The Atlantic fleet is preparing for service, and full supplies for the army on a war basis are being called tor. Several vessels carrying V. S. citi-sens are approaching or are about to sail for the war zones but Germany has as yet given little tangible evidence of her new determination of a relentless submarine warfare, at least BO far as It concerns the States, and the doubt Is being freely expressed! that Germany's campaign of frlghtful-ness can possibly amount to the dan; ger whlcK was at first feared. The BriUsh and Turks are engaged In severe fighting on the Tigris, and the -British have reported some success. On the western front the Germans have been active at Verdun, but for the most part have been repulsed by the French. z The Edmonton Journal says:-Therc vas a time when the people of om" steel interests of Canada have been compulsory national service? bolstered along by both Liberal and Conservative Governments ot the Dominion. They, h.ave bean paid big bounties in times past. Now tliat they jare making big profits, the Citizen believes 'it the duty of the Government to nee that the steel companies pay back at least the amount of bonus received in years past. Labor will have no quarrel with the Citizen on this point -when it says: This is the tlmo when the hiphly privileged sttel interests in Canada should he Inrited to make n substantial^,refund to the Dominion treasury. Between 1S96 and 1913 this Dominion paid In bounties to the Canadian steel intsrfests the "sum ot $16.7.58.827. Bounties on Iron were paid also before ^^896: .at.one time and another, according to the' official reports, the Canadian li^n and steel interests have been presented with^ $17,202,550 in the form of bounties from the Dominion treasury. The.bounties ,do not exhaust the privileges granted to this particularly fat but unhealthy infant industry in Canada. Behind the tariff it hpg enjoyed the privilege ot charging more than the international market price for. steel, and Canadian people have;' Lthers Jhli Wise solution of the g^^^^t.on^ rnU^Kid kn^o^. hra^^."^ ^ l-It^^ragrled^^^^^^^^^^^^ 'e'oluUon'truth or otherwise of t^^^^^^^ providing a salary tor the oversbas t^^f*t5*^|PP|^^^J T o iSW^ IS CENTS MAC^' , TOOkE BROS. UMtTED IMAKERS - 'MwrnWAL IkSillxG 'I'li'ii'.'* coal strike In this district? PICKED ITP IN^ J^ASSTJVCr THE BUSY MAN binUter of militia and the two ^y^^'B*^^^ ^. . . , mentary under-secretarlg* will be coii-.Dr. Braces report,li6 seid. that a cqn- lidet-able percentage- of the men sent to Bngland were medically unfit. This sldered on Wednesday. annronri'ationTbiir^RSfhe' llkncToT involved a serious.charge against the ffiafm"mber for mpiervillerin a medical branch otthe service and the Parmelee, formerly deputy minister Medicine Hat. . ' Pte. Jas. Howden. night orderly at the School ot Instruction'at the Strat-for armories; comifiltted'suicide by hanging. � Assistant Superintendent William R. Tansley, of the G.P.K., has been promoted to the-pnsltion of Superintendent of the London, Ont., division. P. C. McNaught, 50 year? of age, of Shaunavon, died from injuries received when the .horse on which he was riding reared and tell .upon him. Auctioneers must pay'a license fee ._.__________ ________ . of $250 per annum, and tumish a been compelled .to pay customs taxrjbond for. $10,000 before they can do SOLDIERS'REPRESENTATION IS A WISE'MOVE Unlike the stereotyped speech from the throne.f which so often does .duty In provincial le^slaturea,. the speech at the opening of the Alberta legislature yesterday.iS;full of hints of new and important legislation to be enacted this session. We have had previous hints about the likelihood of legislation In aid of rural hospitals, farm credits and other natters of prime importance, but the Bnnouncement.that the soldiers of the |: es on imported steel, to maintain the enrichment of the few protected interests,. Altogether It has probably cost the plain' people ot Canada over $40,000,000 to fatten the steel infant. . Sir Robert Borden having filled in the J>fati,onal Service card, and instructed Sir Tlunnas White to look around: tained over three per, cent, alcohol, for tnore revenue, the nation's lead- was fined $200 and cost's, ers might patriotically turn to the no-' business in the city ot Toronto. This is the edict passed by the Board of Control. . ^ Prank Beers, who supplied customers over the bar at the Bull's Head hotel, Toronto, with beer which con- province are to have representation in the legislature through two members elected by them to sit for two constituencies at large, is indicative of the manner in which the govemmen't at'�dmonton-considers the debt of the forious profiteering surpluses ot the iron and steel industries. According to the evidence of. 1915 alone they would be justified in taking back the whole $17,202,550 advanced from the Dominion treasury in bygone years in the form of bounties; and It is publicly advertised that 1916 profits far exceed 1915. However, according to the Department of Trade and Commerce report, Census and Statistics monthly, the val ,ue of Canadian iron and steel products totalled $119,636,755 during the year 1915. Out ot this total the share paid in wages to labor amounted to $27,022,793. This portion, less than �25 per cent of the total value, paid the wages of 53.182 toilers in the steel and iron mills: so that the Canadian steel workers drew an average wage ot-$50S per year, or $42,33 per month. or � about $9,75 per week! How did the privileged few parents and foster parents of the Infant industry,,, the. financial groups 80 delicately rcalled? Capital, come out on the yeaif? The following table from the ____________ official "report; might tell- approxlm- prpvince to the men who are uphold-jateiy: - � ' GoBt of materials........$ 58,924.280, y,^-^ 1,1s death; Wages.................. 27,022,793 Salaries ................ 6,799,117 Governor Gardner of 'Missouri, honored the requisition of the New York authorities for A. P. MacAuley ot To-roatoi wanted in New York on a charge of passing forged, cheques. MaoAuley is out on bond to answer an indictment in St Louis charging him with passing a forged cheque. The WooVwortha are opening a' 5 and 10 cent store' on Fifth avenue. New York, in the heart of the most e.xclusive and fashionable business section of the city. The leasehold they have acquired will incur a rental ot $4,200,000 tor 42 years. A record cypress shipment was made at Brantford, when J. Hall & Sons shipped a cuttlng-oft. machine for shell making to Russia by exi-press. A flat car was needed for the machine. short speech In French accused the government of extravagance and said he desired to enter, a protest before , , the bill was passed. He thought it Rev. R. L. McTavish, of Wplsely, yn^, to send so many Canadians Sask.. has acoented an invitation to^g^g^ , distance unless men were real-T, T , "~ .V. ly needed at the front. The cause ot Rev G, T. Ba>-ne of Moose Jaw^has j^e iUies, he thought, would be help-accepted a call from the presbytery at Weyburn. Another of Brantford's aged residents, Mrs. Eliza Crawford, relict of the late T. D. Crawford, is dead, aged 91 years. ; . A defendant In an alimony action at Toronto brought a counter-action against his mother-in-law for allend-tion of bis wife's affections. Mrs, W. G. Parmelee, wife ot W. G. Parmalee, formerly deputy minister of trade and commerce, died at' Ottawa after a brief illness. > K. P. Cameron, a widely known commercial traveller died suddenly i^ Ottawa. He was "on the roftd" for fifty-three years. Wm. Dyer, a railroad engineer, Q( Stratford, died suddenly at Norva^ station, just after entering bis cab.. General Carson will be in eharge of the demobilisation of Canadian overseas troops. Dr.* Charles White, ot the Pittsburg Tuberculosis .League hospital, and a native. of Woodstock, has been appointed, to. take charge of the voluntary, relief, .wort of; the French Wiar Department's Health Service. . ' facts shouldi f>e established. HOkOoTlL SHIPS New yorJt, ^Peb.-6.-All ships of the Stattdfu-d Olncomtany in transatlantic service will be held In port pending dev�|opmei^tSf In the international sitifation, it.Waarlparned today. THE MINL^'^efit FINANCE ' PEjQMESTS the peopue ;0F canada to BEQlW NOW to save money for the NEXT WAR LOAN JAN. fit? DafANTMSNTOF I OTTAWA Ing the honor of Alberta at the front. It is the most adv^Wed piece of legls-. latlon affecting the rights of soldiers tO'be introduced by any province, and ahottld show the way to other provincial legislatures. '- Progressiveness is-Written air over the program ot the government for Total..............$ 92,746,190 Value ot products........$119,635,755 Surplus............... $ 26,890,565 It would therefore look as If the I whole $17,202,550 ot Dominion boun-. , . . . .'ties could have been refunded to the this fiession. It cannot be cnarBed | treasury, withoiit the dear against the administration that they jateei'Infant being compelled to exist are not wide-awake to the problems on $9.75 a week, as the wage toilers Major Edmund Hazen Drury, Acting Assistant Director-General of Engineering Services, on the Headquarters staff here, died suddenly in his room at Ottawa. He was in apparently good health ,up to within halt 0f the day. The soldiers' vote-legislation is typical of the.Sitton administration. BETTER SERVICE OVER SOUTH LINE WOULD HELP Last Saturday evening's mixup at Coults. when 45 passengers for Leth- were. -With an even fatter surplus this year, the iron and steel industry can afford to pay back its debt to the state better than ever. It is true, the steel infant has been fulspmely praised for its patriotism byfe Cabinet minister, and it has not supreme sacrifice, responded by asking the government' to enlist Its surplus wealth Into the Dominion treasury for national service. But Sir Thomas White need Two Quebec firms were fined $200 and costs in the Court ot Special Sessions for having sold oleomargarine to the public.. They are the wholesale firms of J. B. Renaud and' Company of Quebec, and Omer Carrier, of Levis. ^ It has been decided to honor the citizens ot Calgary who have enlisted, no matter whether they return or not. The commissioners authorized the city clerk and the city engineer to prepare a form ot certificate to be presented to the returned' veteran, and another form' to be presented to the relatives of those who pay the bridge and Southern Alberta points; were compelled to put up some $175 npt shy because the infant hasjiot for a special train or accept the alter- Grand Duke Michagl of Russia Invested Sergt. H. H. Weeks, 7th Canadians, formerly of the Vancouver police, with the Russian Order ot St. George, granted him by the Czar for bravery at Ypres, where he fought a fbund its voice in favor of conscripT natt^e'oV remaining In Sweet'Grass!�^."^^^^*^er ZLXchLT "o^ I �achi:Ie gun^ un^^ Weeks also unUl Monday evening, fumlsheRithe Steel Company of Scotland, saidj"^^ receivea ine British Military ground for some work by the Board of Trade. Presuming that the C. P. R. acted according toi rulesjin lea'vlng Coutta before the arrival'Ot the Great Northern train, and that the delay on the Great Northern was unavoidable, such explanation does not help the public as represented by the 45 passengers very. much. Railways are public service corporations, and the public has a right to expect service. That they did not get it in this instance is plain to be seen. The Herald would not bother to call attention to the matter were it not at the annual meeting of the British company in 1915, and say it tor the Canadian companies, Giving hearty approval to the policy of the British budget, of taxing i-var profits in the early months,'of the war. Dr. Larimer said: "To my mind there is something absolutely revolting in the idea of anybody making profits out of the nation's agony-and especially so in the case of a man or a company who have had no extra labor or anxiety, but whose opportunity has come because of an artificial scarcity created by the government on account of the nation's need .... When we think of those !splendid men- of ours in . Belgium, France and the Dardanelles and elsewhere, how-with that cheerfulness Medal. -for the fact that there is so much left-.Td^giiuy to'whlch"we p�y uVe~hom"-to. be desired in the service between age of proud admiration-they have Alberta and Montana through the sacrificed home, kindred, health, com-only Alberta port of entry at Sweet ift""* and ease-ay, and many scores Grass-Coutts. It is common Kno.;iodge ' j'lf, -^^^^^^^^^ itl^t relations between the C. P. H. j when we realize these things then we Va^d the 6. N. R. are not over-cordial, � must Jeel how paltry and insignificant ;i-,^?ll>lit when the public suffers from this Ms any monetary sacrifice which we ^^^^Ij^i^of cordiality ^t is. time to do some- Rev. Alexander Fraser, � the new pastor, ot Olivet Baptist church, Cal-gao', arrived in that city after having had a somewhat trying Journey from the scene of his former pastorate, Nerwark, N.J. First he was snowbound between St. Paul and Winnipeg. Tlien the train on which he was travelling was derailed and ditched. Mr. Fraser escaped with a bad shaking .up, but Mrs. Fraser suffered a' black eye and injuries in the breast. She is weak from loss ot blood. The Winnipeg Telegram and the Winnipeg Tribune, afternoon papers, are raising their prices from 25 cents a mo.ntli lor local subscribers to ten cents per w.eek. The Free Press has i increased the price of the morning' edition from 10 cents per week to 50 cents per month, and the evening edition from 25 ceats per month to 45 j cents. The Free Press also an-1 nounces "a aubptantial advance in advertising rates." who must remain at home can lay on the altar ot patriotism. This war, God knows, brings untold ,thing. -.AJid the ijublic Is suffering. __.....____________ _____._________ ' '-ijoibridge is loslni; by reason of the J suffering in more than one form to mll-L/ ' poor penrlce on the jsouth line. Trav-' Hons who have no war profits to col-Sa � f 'rJ^ f .fc, nrcnt iraiiH Ject, and no war bonus to receive, and I**? elders avoid using the Great Falls- t^^ygjore I have felt in my own mind 'r'tj lethbridge connection if they can jong before this proposal was made. 'I'ln'Blfa tha trip apmn other way. With that in t^at direction tHe government FRIDAY ANb SATURDAY, fFebruary 9th and Ipth an Extra Pair of Pants FREE with the Purchase of a Suit or Overcoat. Last week we made the wonderful offer of an Extra Pair of Pants FREE, numerous customers could not take advantage of this offer owing to the cold. We will give you another cfiance, Friday and Saturday, Pay a vtsitSee what we mean when we say we will give you a pair of Pants Freie. See more cloth, better cloth-better made than you will get elsewhere. WE SAVE YOU MONEY! ON WEARING APPARELfeSHOES FOR YOURSELF & FAMILY HENNESEY&WII.SON NORTH LETHBRIDGE. MERCHANT TAllORS m, 3rd AVE^m,SQUTH 1 1/- ;