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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MftE FOUR The lethbridgk daily, herald tuesday, february 1ft, isms l*tbbti&K Detail l In not substituting other foods for the beef, wheat and bacon, whic,H are needed overseas. In improper cooking. In feeding too much protein (albumen in the eggs and gluten in flourj to old .persons and persons of sedentary habits. In keeping too many domestic pets, which consume good food. In leaving food ' unepve'red to be wasted or spoiled by vermin. Canadians mu3t realize the tremendous aggregate which is represented by such waste. The loss involved can be checked only in one way-by every individual man, woman, girl and boy doing his or her part: William TJavis, of Townsend, Ont.,�tripped and fell on the floor and died in canvulsions. Weyburn citizens are enthusiastically preparing for big vacant lot gar-which was idening campaign this season, and are working in 'conjunction with the city council. Applications representing^ 104 new centres h> Alberta have been received at. the,department jof education for consideration of further consolidated school organization'. The; Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co', has been awarded some new con^ tracts, Which call for five canal-size freighters; as well as eight Nother boats.' , ' BIGGEST CONVENTION rtioii FbontTaoi) The mayor was heartily applauded when'he coiicliiiledNand Chnirman Martin then introduced, Alderman Jackson who wa3\also present as owelty representative, and who, having been n miner, felt tho honor In n. double senao, of being able to add a few words to the Welcome extended by the mayor, Mr. Mart in then handed his gavel over to President Biggs, who nipped It and formally declarod tho fifteenth convention of District 18, United Mine Workers of America, opon for business. Committee on Credentials The regular order was followed and the report of -the committee on �re-dentials was appointed and an adjournment "taken in order to allow the membership of the" convention to be regularly established. When tho convention reconvened, tho committee on credentials reported the names of those entitled lo seats In the convention with the voting power of each delegation defined. There are forty delegates in attendance besides the executive board of the district and International Board Momber Levitt, of District IS, and Neal J. Ferry, International board member from McAdoo, Pa., and D. Rees, late member for this district. President's Report The first order on the program was tho reports of officers, and President Biggs was first in order with his report of work during'the past year and with present conditions and suggestions as , to mntters that should be dealt with by tho convention. After the president came the vice-president, then Secretary-treasurer Browne, followed � by th'e board member, and late member, Rees. Drumheller Situation The most important matter to be considered, both to the organization and to the public, to bo handled by the convention is the Drumheller situation in the Red Deer coal field, and It was voted that the part of the of *   � * * WltX INVESTIGATE Ottawa^ Feb. 18.-The department of militia and do-fenso, in n statement given out this evening, announces the appointment of a court of in-auiry under Lieut. Col. llulmo, ot Vancouver, B.C., to invest!-,, gate complaints made by re-turned soldiers as to treatment ? > ? * JUDGMENT ON C. N. R. Toronto. Feb. 18.-Beyond the receipt of a notice of judgment, in the Alberta courts against James O'Connor and Company^ sub-cpntractors on the C.'N. R. for a portion of tho road near Hlntou, Alta., tho morning session ot the C. N. R. arbitration board was featureless. Tho judgment was for $368 with costs and interest it has grown to $1,015. The C. N. R. is garnishee for that amount. Tho board seemed undecided what would bo done with the document. E EO 1 Calgary, ,Fob. IS.-The DrumhelleV coal mine strike situation continufes unchanged, the men proving as obdurate as Manager Moody. The fact that the annual convention of the United Miners of America is now in session at Ferule, probably will delay any action on the part of the miners until after the convention, as the convention *will S : Calgary, Feb. 18.-That It does not always pay to take a dispute to law is shown In the outcome of the actio* brought by the Canadian Financiers TniBt Company against James Mnlr, K.C. The conVpnny claimed that Itfr. Muir had never paid them for the balance of stock purchased during a vlBit to Vancouver, where their office is situated. Mr! Muir, on the other hand, allegod that the company grossly misrepresented things, and stated that he had refused to%�y more until they had lived up to their contract. Mr. Justice Scott heard the oase and has handed down his decision. Besides finding in favor ot Mr. Muir, to the effect that he need not keep the rest of the agreement, he has ordered the company to pay tmck to the defendant tho $19,000 which he had iuvnted rith them. activities on the belgian frontier IfVJt * �B  thaU��-tter: tut,, tn0 prumheller strike situa- ?if n T consWfe,!:atlon at onfe b/ffion very fully. Mr. Armstrong, the IrL^H . (n ff,ce.r(s !-eportsi' '"j federal commissioner, who has been order that that trying situation might1 Lethbridge should try to get rid of the reputation it possesses for infant mortality. It is not creditable. WHAT WE WASTE iH WAR-TIME Notwithstanding the war, and the special need for economy which war hat brought, Canadians are wasting at a tremendous rate. We really do not intend to waste bat, because the present generation has been so generously provided for, it does not know what saying means. W&ste is simply not saving things which are useful. It arises largely from the fact that, we do not know jwhat things are useful. Our great Rational ignorance is in connection With things which now go into the discard. The waste of these things is �p great that if" it could be itemized fnd aggregated it would stagger us^ When we read, not long after the war broke out about the Germans commandeering eavetrougha, old kettles, and roofing, and even church Images, f-anything* containing copper,-for the making of munitions; when we read ^bout them saving grease and rag�, 4ny waste paper and old rubber, even ijhe Tmbber tips of pencils; when we itead of them being put on strict food d-ations,-we thought we had .them ^eaten. But It is thia great national '�canmMh�-t.ll�B 8av.eJ.Qernmy.VUU-. til the present time.  - - -  As children we were puzzled with tfce question "where do all the pins in Some plain truths were uttered from .churchjjulpita and the Forum platform op Sunday. Will our peoplf heed them? . . * ' The Quebec Telegraph, commenting on the despatch that General Pershing is 'going" to be married, says that no one-doubted his bravery. The ftamilton Herald very aptly-rernarks that Lenlne and Trotsky, it appears^ have-been able to deliver the goods to their German paymasters. Rev. Dr. Bland Is not ba'ckward in tilling the ch'urch its faults-and he relates them from the church.pulpit right in the face of the church goers, too. Food is so scarce in Denmark that the famous Danish wolfhounds are being ^slaughtered for food. Northern European "neutrals are In dire straits by,reason of the shortage of food supplies. The Bacon you Save may Save your Bacon. The Garbage Pail is as deadly as the U-boat.  ^ High Prices are better than a Hun Peace. The order for -heatless days In Ontario , and Quebec is making certain people t realize that the war is real. Pity something, couldn't happen to make certain elements in the west realize the same truth. Since the Methodist church Jias announced the formation ot a fire insurance company the Calgary Alber-tan is much concerned whether the policies taken out apply to the hereafter, as well as the present. Russia has been such a disappointment to us at a critical period of tfee war that we are liable to overlook its achievements, when it was a real factor In the awful struggle. It has been estimated by well-informed mon that more than three millions of the sons jaf Russia have fallen in the cause of liberty and lie buried in the soil of Europe, while more than two �million Russian .soldiers have . been made prisoners, and more than five millions have b�:n more or less seriously wounded. William J. Stetheui, lis years Y�lrt, formerly a prominent woolen manufacturer at Montreal died suddenly. He had been suffering from heart trouble for some time. David Carrs, aged 24, who was employed on an electric engine on the Chippawa Power Canal, died of injuries received when his engine was bumped Into by another. A large fish company operating on the Pacific coast reports that its sales during December, 1M.7, amounted to 870,305 pounds, as compared with only 417,123^ pounds for December, 1916. The -list of 12 cases before the Manitoba assizes which have opened before Judge McDonald does not contain a- single Anglo-Saxon prisoner. The prisoners are all ot foreign extraction. Deputy- .Registrar W. E. Wismer, of London, is preparing, to 'Uane a call for- between seven and eight hundred "men liable ,under the Military Service Act to report towardi the'end.of this week. George H. Ashman, a teacher and principal in the Ottawa publls ichools for the past fourteen, years, has been appointed commercia.1 .muter *rif"_'tHe Collegiate Institute at Moose Jaw.> He assumed his" duties this week. The Swift Current city couneiLhas granted the request ot the . local branch of the G. W. V. aisoclation to have a separate cemetery plot: set apart for the burial of deceased comrades. �  " The B.C. government.has appointed Mrs. Griffin-as one of the government representatives on the Vancouver general hospital directorate. This Is the ^ first time  ice from the roof of his re3ide;i�cer. fell to the cement pavement -and �nps killed. _ \ -�.--* No less than 112 of the 313 boys who have passed through the Point Grey, B.C. industrial reform school have joined the colors, and six have made the supreme sacrifice. Rev. Arthur E. White, a graduate of McMaster university, Toronto, ha3 accepted an appointment as a military field secretary for the Voung Men's Christian association. y It is understood that Lord Beaver-brook, new minister of propaganda, has appointed Major Andrew P. Holt, Canadian, as secretary of the proga-ganda department. Rev. R. Little, a missionary of the Church of England in the Peace River district, travelled 130 miles by sled last week in mailing a tew pastoral calls. %e was accompanied by his wife. ' ' Sault Ste. Marie will memoralize the provincial legislature to pass' an act giving municipalities the right to raise the dog tax. Sentiment favors destruction of dogs to -save food. Kingston Board of Trade will ask the Food Board to prohibit entirely the-consumption of bacon "or betas, green, cured or smoked, in Canada until the end of the war, or until conditions have been relieved. Saskatoon's tax levy this year will amount to $1,085,009, compared' with $925,575 in 1917. increased salaries and increased grants are responsible, according to a statement made to council by the city commissioner. The city council ot Nelson has raised the, price of gas to consumers from $1.90 per 1,000 c.f to $2.2,5 and the price of coke from $7 "to $8 per ton. Increased cost of manufacture arid plant deficit are the reasons for the increases. Charles Paquette and Del Miller, of Hudson Hope, Pence River, travelled to Peace River town, a distance of 300 mile3 with horses and sleighs, The trip ,was made in 16 days. On their return trip took a load of supplies weighing 3,000 pounds. -. . . ' . Flight Lieut. Douglas' Quirk Ellis, youngest Bon'of Mr, M. C. Ellis, of >15 Elm avenue, Toronto, has been accidentally killed by a collision with an �American machine while flying In Eng' land. He left for the old country about Bix months ago, and was,a student of the Toronto University. One month, hard labor', was handed down by two justices of the teace,> In rather a unique case at Lemberg, Sask.,* the sentence being imposed on Jacob Kunzelman on a. charge- under the Municipal Elections Act of holding up ballot papers In BUch a manner as to disclose the secrecy of tbo ballot. Kunzelman, at the recent municipal elections, was deputy returning officer at one of the polls near Neu-dorff, and during the voting, according to evidence taken, held .the..ballots to the ltgiit and thus was able to-flnd out how the voter had cast his ballot. He wan-further"charged' with' having disclosed the Information thus obtained. Counsel for tho accused gave notice of his intention to appeal the case. come before the convention at the~! earliest possible moment, and that committee has the matter under consideration tonight, in order to be able to bring a report before the convention as the first on the order of business tomorrow morning. t The secretary's report shows a decided improvement in the financial sit-uatipn last summer, and a most pronounced increase in membership, owing to the organization of many new locals in the northern Alberta field. Telegrams of congratulation were're-e'eived from Commissioner Armstrong and Fair Wage Officer Harrison. Mr. Steele, of Missouri, another board member, is expected to arrive tonight or tomorrow "morning. , _ hero over a week, had nothing new to report last night. NO SUCCESSOR TO HANNA Toronto, "Feb. IS.-The Canadian Press is reliably informed that no appointment will be made during the present session of a successor to Hon. \y. J. Hanna ns minister without portfolio in tho Ontario cabinet. Paris. Feb. 18.-The Belgian official communication issued tonight reads: "On February 17 our artillery sttenc ed several German batteries and bomb ed enemy organisations, near St. Georges, Dixmude, Wolled and Kloost-er School. The enemy directed artillery fire against/ bur trenches and communications' in the re|(6np of Ramscappelle, Pervyse, Case|erk�, St. Jncqucst Capelle and Merokhem. There was bomb fighting 'at plsmude. There was slight artillery activity during the night of February 1748. Th Germans attempted to- tpproioh one of our posts south of Digmude and were repulsed. "On February 18 there wa� a litely bombardment of German trenches along the .whole front. Our batteries vigorously caught , under their fire enemy fletachments and enemy batteries In action near ManneKeusvere and Slype." MTt ,YOU DON'T A � REVOLVING HEAD ^11 TO PLOW WITHs A rtOLlNE UNIVERSAL TRACJO^. � I � WANT INTERNATIONAL Petrograd, Feb. 12-(Delayed)-The central executive committee of the workmen's and soldiers' delegates has decided to send a mission abroad to call a general conference of international Socialists. Among those already named on the mission is Madame Kol-lontay, Bolsheviki minister of public welfare. The mission will first go to Stockholm, then to -Paris and London. HOG PRODUCTION It is a matter of the greatest importance that Canada should increase her production of BACON HOGS and other live stock as there is at present a world-wide short- , age of meat. Good markets for some time to come are assured. ~ THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE will gladly make loans to assist farmers in good standing to acquire live stock. 3,1 Lethbridge Branch- - R. T. Brymner, Mgr. Your FinalOpportunity To Buy. Hardware Stock at PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE OFFERED YOU ON Tomorrow, WHEN THE BALANCE OF THE Hayr Hardware Co's Stock WILL. BE KNOCKED DOWN LOT BY LOT TO TJ+E HIGHEST BIDDER. , > ' Everything goes, including Valuable Fixtures, SILENT SALESMEN, Counter* Hardware Shelving, 6 Drawer National Cash Register, latest model with up-to*tko- minute improvements^ etc. Get your Catalogue from the HAYR HARDWARE CO., or FRANK WADDING-TON Auctioneer, Lethbridge A Sale You Cannot Afford to Miss 5090 ;