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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, wW9 ? JXHE LETHBRIDfrE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE II Until ,Such Time As Legislature Can Amend to Meet Con- (iitions ANK CLEARINGS This week :.,.,..,;.> ^30,785 Last year 550,823 Increase, 14%. r v v V EFENDSA * * > /"This- is no time for experimenting r and shading business around" said President Marnorih of the board of trade to the 'Jforald in discussing the announcement that'the factory act is to be enforced from this time forward. "We must ail stand ready l.o\ make sucrificos^u order to keep the business of Canada moving as freely as possible that we at home may do our share." Pres'dent'Manioeh, taking this view nan dispatched the following telegram to Premier Stewart asking that the act remain suspended until such'time as the legislature meets and the act can bo amended to meet prevailing conditions; Lothbridge, Alta., January 3rd. 1917. Hon. Chas. Stewart, Premier, Kdmonton, Alta. A serious 'disturbance to the busi-nesn of distribution of the peoples food, clothing and supplies appears to be imminent if present law regarding shops is put iu effect. It now becomes known generally and realized that this legislation was passed without notice and without discussion in the dying iiours last session; and when inconvenience caused by disturbance" of business is discovered by experience of our farmers, miners and industrial workors as well as general body of citizens, not being able to mako purchases Saturday even ng it will tfe gravely resented,* It is very indiscreet to cause serious alterations in methods of doing business at a time when all possible facility should rather be given; and such adjustments aa appear advisable after full discussion could best be introduced '.l present conditions, providing for suspension of shop act, wero allowed to remain undisturbed until a sane and reasonable course can he laid down which can be adhered to with public approval. G. R. MARNOCH, President. Lethbridge Board of Trade. MT am not inimical to the rights of the clerks," said Mr. Marnoch in explaining his attitude, "and I do not think any of-th-am would like to do anything, to upset business at/ this time. As a matter of fact tha act allows employers to keep their staffs on duiy for 60 hours a week, whereas at present they are employed only 57 hours a week. In case a Wednesday half holiday were granted, thV. would 't&lce off four hours, leaving 53'hours 'at *�m^6?m^ weelriyf During the year rtfost clerks aret given two weeks holidays, ?r 106 hours off, thus reducing Hie weekly working hours to 5L if a half holiday is in effect or to 55 iff there, is no holiday. I know that ihe tendency the worl$ over * is to-Shorten the hours of labor, but these -sire/ war times, and Lethbridge oc-capfes a very important place in the business of a big farming community wliich is bent on producing to the limit, so we should all be very careful not Quarters in City Hall-Annual Meeting of Fair Board^ White Says Govt. Has Absolute Right to Govern Provincial Bond Issue *** ? V HEARTFELT THANKS FRtoM HALIFAX ? A Montreal, Dec. 81.-The managing committee of the Halifax relief association has .passed a resolution, recording the grateful "heartfelt thanks'* of the people of the stricken city for the noble manner in which the American lied Cross appreciated the character of the recent catastrophe and the remarkable promptness and efficiency with which it despatched workers and supplies. A A * A A A A A A V A V A A FR02EN TO DEATH Newport News, Vu., -Jan. :J.--Two| soldiers 'while doing guard duty hero,' are reported to have been frozen to night, y Uiey died j in discharge of duty. N\o official announcement in available. death Saturday and .Sunday � Their death cortlffcntea say tli I W. Mc. Moore, new secretary and manager of the Lethbridge Fair is on the job at the city hall, and will be installed In permanent offices on the third floor In a few dajrii. Mr. Moore is busy getting the reins In his hands and will be In a position to commence arrangements for the i fair in a lew days. One of the'moat important matters to be Settled is the date of the fair. Lethbridge wants the first week in August. Whether it can secure this date and 3till remain^n the fair circuit remains to be seen, but a movement Is on foot now to form a second circu of some of the smaller cities, including Lethbridge, Medicine Hat. Wvy burn, tied Deer and others, all t v/hlch cities have "splendid surrounding territories from -^which to draw laree exh bits, it is understood a i ter; -im] powers from provincial meeting may be held in Medicine Hut j a�Lhor:iv. Tn give ori>-t to thin shortly to discuss this. ronteni.oa womd seriously curtail the Annual Meeting. exclusive jurisdiction of the Uom n- The fair board will meet tonight on in !h(; mtier of national defence. Thursday, in the board of trade build-1 ^rom ihr standpoint of war finance and national prosperity, which is dependent largely at present upon th-success of the Dominion's financing, there can be no quest or. an to the advisability of the measure. It is imperative if Canada's investment market is to be able to meet the increasing demands which mu;i be made upon it that there should be a reasonable control of the issuos which are placeu upon it. There should be such con- Ottawa. Jan.JJ.-With reference to Sir Lomer Gouln's protest, on the ground of unconstitutionality, against the recent crder-ln-council of the Dominion government prohibiting the issue of securities of provinces, municipalities and without the consent of the m.nlster of finance, Sir Thomas White today made (he following statement to the press: "The order-ln-council was long over/ ) due. It. was drafted in July last and J passed upon by the department of justice, which gave at the time its written opinion that as a ^var measure it \va3 within ihe t'xp"~3s\ junsdici .on of Ihe Dominion under the terms of the British North America Act. , if the ( Dominion government has no power to j regulate or control issues of provincial governments, it would seem U. follow that it h:is no p;;\ver to regulate or .bsuck of men cipai.uv. or companies which derive their char-1 Fine Bunch quota under the first draft. The response today was quite up to expectations. can the 1 c i first the Vic- past ed at I is n ar ing, for its annual meeting. This general iSeeting. All members urged to be present. After the meeting the directors will go into session and committees for the year will he struck and everything put into Fh&pc for real business. \ A. P."Day, who will manage the stampede feature cf the fa r this ypar is already lining 'up events. He has several letters trom Montana and* Wyoming riders v/ho are anxious to j Lrol not only having regard :o the pur-come Up. It is understood that Med!-(pose for wft cn sucn issues are made. Hat will also hold a stampede thirl but aU30 as to the times at j which summer and between the two i Hios:, tney are ma^tie m order that conges-they should be able to secure -.ome o j tioiJ may rjg avoided. I do not ap-the best riding talent on the NorthJ prehend that any hardship will arise Calgary, Jan. 3.- During the eight months the M(.*cv hill" pas the layt session of tin- le^ slaiufc, has been brought very offpctWely into operation. One ^lousand and thirty farmers have taken ad\S'itage of the act and- have formed assoriatlons, and duder it have purchased breeding cat-Care has been exercised to see hat theTmen who wee availing themselves of the privilege's of this act were prepared to lake earn of their cattle through the 'V'nir-. and as we are now well into tie1 winter, the government has dec d; \. I\ A. Moore, the commanding officer 0*1 the firnf depot hattaliou. One of the most remarhahle sigh's this morning was the remarkable rapidity with whhh the* men were dealf with and served oin with their AT THE ORPHEUM Whenever Theda Bara feels she steal a day or two away from j ntudio and movies in the making, I fills up bar c;u''s gasoline tank, p.'.'ks \ In two or three goml hooks and �:ime boxes of purple candy, tucks her two little turbaned Moorish i't'encant* in their side seat^ and .-tuns nut llckoly-flplit down fhe bit; road ir:�m New York to 1 ,'mg Bc�ich, ; .n;ij; fsland, for a rest at the sea -shore ! Before she ha*1 b> -m indoors vc:;. long she hurries ten to the wry *due of the water and gner; traip.uug through the sand with never a ;nought of her director, the. villain in the cast, the wife she intends wronging or the wealthy old follow v/ho is destined (o lose his bankroll. Miss Tiara is in i East Lynne, at the Orpheum. made possible by reason of the -Sanv;if Carlo company's routing toward , VVfini nipeg, whnrn^ho noted song'birds wIHv^i^ be heard in *t Series of nine different performances. The; cities of Calgary* ..,,,^ Kdnumton and Regina. it is under-siood, will also be favored with visits by the San Carlo Htars. The organization numbers one hundred artists, aijd the trip will he made from Fort-laud by special train over the Spokane International and Canadian Pacific, arrangements for which have just been completed by Mr. Baker. The opera chosen for local presentation, stated Mr. Maker, is one of the most successful and brilliant in the repertoire of the organization, and will bring forward Mine. Kdvige Vac* carl. Italian soprano, one of the most gifted opera str:r� of the present day. Th.-' mail order seat sale opens next. Saturday, and the regular public seat sale wlh epen at the Majestic box office on Wednesday, Jan. nth. Ti.e iiext drnmatic attraction to tie offered at 'he Majestic theatre will be the new !:';- "}iy Mother's Ko.sary," in wbieii (lie diHtlnguished character actor Frank Ire.^on assumes the principal role. Mr. Iresnn tiiin season is sup-purted iiy a large and capable company, and will be popularly remembered by theatregoers for his wonderful character work in "The Rosary" last neason. "My Mother's Rosary" u*. a sequel to "The Rosary" and comes to the Majestic next Monday and Tues-d ay. - taitu a civ- j rent j)?-ak^ liad set their cap for Uu- tat ' t . r:. �; -. il'an at least five minutes iu purchase a. tie or a Tooth brush at a cityjjtore, and to get a complete ligouL from overcoat to boot larc.-i would take an indefinite period. Kach of the men at Victoria park barracks this morning, however, owing to the excelleni system that was adopted, received an entire kit within two minutes of the time that his measurements were taken. William R. Welsh of Calgary has the honor of being the first man among the draftees to be attested in the. new unit although there, were many others who strove for the fir^s: place. Everything proceeded with clocklike precision wiqh the result that by noon prac-t'cally nil the men that were due to report for service today had been billeted. With only signing on a reasonable number daily it will be an easy matter to check up any defaulters. These v.-Ill be Immediately dealt with. The exceptionally smooth way in which the enlistment was carried out tli's morning lends considerable strength to the general opinion that the men that have been called up will cheerfully obey the military authorities. t } pert Van Tyle, whose millions were their only moans of rehabilitnlin. Feather/' 2-Reef Comedy. 1^ � COMING FRIDAY-SATURDAY WILLIAM A BRADY PRESENTS . . � i-* s\. -.  % 1^. H0LBR00K BLINN AT THE MAJESTIC With^the arrival Jn the city of Mr. Charles R. Baker, advance manager of ' the San Carlo Grand Opera Company, all details for the one^lay visit of that distinguished organization to Leth-; bridge, Monday, evening. Jan. 14th, ! were today completed with Local Man- j � ager L. S. Brown, of the Majestic. Mr. ; Baker came through-direct from Port-j land, Oregon, where his company will > play a week engagement directly he-fore coming to this city. The local engagement has been IN THE WEAKNESS OF MXN;? ALSO A GOOD COMEDY, � 'r^ '�--'�ym 1l\ t ft A hull Line of 4 4 \ - Canadian wool. Another resolution passed provided for co-operat.'on between western sheep breeders associations to combat the efforts, of the ' woolen manufacturers to prevent the free movement of next year's clip. Prof. Tlsdale said tnat much money was lost by Canadian sheep breeders owing to careless ways of preparing wool for, market and said that he hoped wood would be graded in Regina next summer. This would give Canadian firms the chance to tender on grades of wool which at present they could not handle, owing to lackof.-tho proper machinery. Such grades were nojv all going to the'United States. Toronto, Jan. 2.-Douglas Robertson's special cable to the Evening Tele-ram from London says: "ThereMiave been serfous delays in 'the Canadian mail for a long time. Letters from Canada are rarely Jess than three weeks and often more than a month old. Sir Edward Kemp deploring this state of affairs, told me ho intended to do everything he could to facilitate delivery of letters to Canadian soldiers. He is willing to send spldiers incapacitated -for duty at the front" and employed at English bases to assist if necessary, in handling and sorting mail on its1 arrival front Canada. The delay principally ia due to congestion and a shortage Tonight Tomorrow. S 1 -s-  f "i ' Vjteresttf as auctioneefB and wilt 7con)duct sales; anywhere In the /province.(Tho boat of workman* . "ship and\ satisfaction guaranteed 7*pr no pay. / .- For sale dates, phone 1053 or >w- Rural. y oura for business. �- EY AND NICHOLSON '200 V ) The following is.r copy of a letter received by Miss Tilley, Supt. of the Nursing Mission, and shows, clearly tfie effect of the Herald's Goodfellow fund: 7 Dear Miss Tilley:. 7? I and two of.ivny sisters want, to thank ypu for airthe nice 0ings sent to us three and my - niptlier., It has been so cold that v/e could not go out. Mother says that ,if .those .who sent the money; had .only seen our faces when we opened ' oUr stpcljd.nks, they would have b.eeu pretty .glad they .had given it. ' " *'^~7'... Quebec, Jan. 3.-Speaking today to tho Canadian Press on the clash'" of the province of Quebec with Ottawa on the federal order in council relating to the control on debentures Sir Lomer Gouln said he. could sum up the situation in no better way than by stating the legal authority of which he bases his stand. * "I have had the legal advice,** said Sir Lorner, ';of Messrs. ISugeue Le-fleur and Ainie Geoffrion, both with a strong roputation as legal advisers and here Js their opinion: "We are oftiie opinion that the or-der-in-councU passed'lim the\ 2Mnd of TWO NIGHTS STARTING NEXT Ottawa, Jan. 3.*-'That no licenses for any canneries be granted in northern British Columbia for at least five years \is one of the recommendations submitted by the special commission appointed last summer to investigate the conditions and requirements of'the salmon fisheries in this district. . � r Other recommendations made by the commissioners include the following: That no motor boats be allowed in salmon fishing for at least five years; that companies owning two or more canneriQs in any area^may be allowed to consolidate their operations without McCULLOUCH AND EVANS OFFER (FOR THE NEW HEART-INTEREST PLAY THE FIRST TIME 11$ CANADA) OF LOVE AND DEVOTipN A SEQUEL TO "THE ROSARY' *5 V .pi' - With the Distinguished Actor FRANK IRES0N. AND A CAPABLE SUPPORfTRG COMPANY w A WONDERFUL NEW PLAY ENDORSED BY PUBLIC, PRESS AND PULPIT. 'Mm - t k ' tM JTi | w 11 otion SEAT SALE OPENS FRI*1 DAY i AT THEATRE BOX OFFICE. Prices $1 9 ,11 ^ ' 1. mmmsamm December by the federal government- . . ,. , is ultra vires ns-Tar as this/prder-ih: | f ^g^ra hcense; that no changes � n,nvinoQB ^�,thelrf;cai?ep,under. PHONE 1722 NIGHTS STARTING ? *' ? i URGE- GOVT. OWNERSHJP ,> Rogina, Jan, 3.-T^0 Regina Rotary, Club today passed a re-^solution urging the government ' of Canada, ^as a necessary war '.-measure, to .take'similar steps , to those taken In Great Britain and 'the United States resnpcN ^. ing the operation of the -rail-'; ed; .against the increase jn^ freight rates. ri r J *' ? ? ? ? ? ' ;7--7,-,---> -i SPECIAL- ; MATINEE wm h _ . T f SATURDAY GOLDWYN, INC., PRESENT A POWERFUL PICTURI2ATION OF* OLIVER MOROSCO'S,, PHENOMENAL BROADWAY SUCCESS ^7%^ ^ h �;v7 ^^7^;::L_?.Tt  ^';77:: 7:7:7^7 '",7^ :4^X::0- 7--r-^ Y EDWARD CH1LDS - f \ - WITH AN ALL STAR CAST OF PRINCIPALS , HEADED BY -\ ' 'THE YOUTHFUL, QUAINT HEROINE OF "INTOLERANCE" AND "THE BIRTH OF A NATION" ONE OF TH E CLEANEST, MOST 7.;DELIGHTFUL 7 AND WHOLESQME;{STOKIES EVER /;,: :V-:7^7.7vTbLD- '>^%m>$^ h ^ - Nights Saturday Matinee; * * 50c,;35c Adults 25c; Children V jr.. * 1 7 s k - \ 04 78 ;