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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, JANUARY 4i 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE rTMTT.Y riEMALD PAGE SEVENT FREIGiRATESIS A FAIR ONE Winnipeg Paper Argues That Uy. Commission Considered All Sides of Question Wlniilpog,^ Dnc. 31.-Tho rollowlng etUtovitU npiionrB in toijay'a Winnipeg TolcKrum; , "Tha Uallwny Situation: In onlor-Ing a Incrnaso o� railway rntos. tlin railway commission 1ms rals-�tl a Htorm of tllHapproval tlirongliout tho country which 1b not nceoaaarlly jiisiltlod. No ono will BttBmpt to dony that thoro was need tor action of some, Idnd. In order to maintain our railways unimpnirod, somo draBtir. action wnR Immcdiatoly nccoasary. Tho only tiucfitton to bo sottled wos tho jinturo ot that action, admittedly Im-poratlvo In it^ urgency to rolievo an entirely unbearftblo situation. Canada's govwrnmeut railway board, jin Independent and admittedly Impartial commission, has decided that a general Inorenae ot rates Is a necessary measure. Whatever else may be sold of Canada's railway board. It must ho aan\lttod that It has both tiio knowledge i6 enable it to understand thoroughly what Is jiBCOsaary and what la nnnecesoary, Whatever else may bo sa.'d ot it, It must also be admitted that any mistakes of judgment it may have made In tho past, these have not leaned inipdrtlally to tho side ot the railways. Tho bdafd has, through all tho years ot Us cxiatenco. been ao Im partial a Judge as to have earned tho censure ot tho rallwayo for Its rigid regard tor the rights ot tho put/.-. For years it hfts' stood botweon the railways and the.people, with a record for fair dealing that Is second to no court In the country. From Ruch a board might well be expected a decision which would not infringe upon any rights ot the public as against the railways. It must be. then, that the board, in coming t'l Its recent momentous decision, has dollb-orated carefully, taken all circuraslan- EA 0 S IIGESIN OR I m STOMACH I Initant Relief! "Pape'i Oiapepsin" Ends Your Stomach Troubles Forever. Wonder what 'upset your stomach- which portion of the food did tho damage-do you?( Well, don't bother. If your stomach is in revolt; it sour, gassy und upset, and what you just Hte has fermented Into stubborn lumps;" liead dizzy and aches; belch gases ami acid und eructate undigested food;,breath foul, tongue coated- Just take a little Papo'a Dlapopsln and in five minutes you wonder what became of the indigeatlou and dti-irons. Millions of men and women todoy know that It is needless to have a bad �tomach. A little Dlapepsln occasion-inlly keeps this delicate organ regu-|lated and they eat their favorite foods �witliout fear. , If your stomach doesn't take care ot your liberal limit without robolllon; It your food is a damage Instead of a help, rerhombor tho quickest, surest, oiost harmless relief is Pape's'Dlapepsln which costs only fifty cents for  largo case at dru^ stores. It's truly wonderful-It digests food and sets things straight, ao gently-and easily that it Is really astonlBhing. Please, ft weak, disordered stomach; it's ao lor your sake, don't go on and on with annecessary.-�AdvertiBement, Dr. A.T.Spankie M.t3'., C. "M. , EYE, EAR, NOSE AND  THROAT SPECIALI8T, , 'office rooms. l'il-l2'J New � P. liurns Building, Corner Sth Ave. and Slid St. lilast, Calgary. Office Phono yvms nosldoncB Phono M2077 . luterne end Ho.ise Surgeon, Manhattan Eye, ISar, Nose and Throat Hospital, Now York City, 1011-1P14. Speo'lallst .to Calgary Scliopl Board 274-21 ' COS Into account, anrt roftchod Its conclusion logically, with due, rogard to all tho needs of the cUs^ and dit the hardships which might accrue. To question tho boaMlfl action, therefore, must proaupposn sOmo ulterior motive, some moUvo not to bo found In Ihu urgent neods tor tho action taken as a nioasuro of reltof. Until soma charge of tills nature is made, until'it shall bn shown thbt tho hoard has soma object in vlow not In the best intoroslfl ot the country, It must be conceded that the octlon o( the board la a sincere actioht Tho rollway board, appointed for the purpose ot using ludBn)ent In mattors pertaining to railways ahd Ihoir relation to Ilia public, approved by that public In Us stand on such matters throughout Its wholo oxlstenco for years, has exercise^ that Judgment in this matter, sincerely and honestly, \vlth a single eye to' the boat Intoroala of Canada. Has Not Acted Haiitlly It being admitted that tho board has acted not hastily, but with every care and entirely In. what it thinks are the beat interosta ot Canada, It is In order to go into UiQ reasons for such action. Ii)vor since tiie bogiJinlng of the war, the cost of all kinds of supplies has been going up by leaps and bounds. Not only tho cost of labor, but the coBt ot raw material, ot finished products, of machinery ot everything in ail kinds of businosBoa; and this to a very largo extent is the cause ot tho increased cost ot living. No industry has boon freo from this oxcessively rapid Increase., Every Industry has felt it. Every.industry has responded In tho only possible way open to it-by ralsiiig the price of what it has to sell-every Induatry, wo should say, but the railway industry, Tho railway industry has been subject for years to a similar kind ot regulation to that which is Just now beginning to ho ipiposed upon other in-duHtrios. Tho prices at which the railways have sold tholr product have boon restricted at every tdrn In the Interests of public. At the sanio timo, tho railways have been equally, with fevery other Indus I'try subjected to the rapidly rising cost of ovorything they had to buy. Labor has been only a part ot this general increase. To such an extent has thia been tho case, that tho two weaker trana-contlnental roads fell Into serious financial dltficultlea. The stock of the third has dropped to almost un-precedentedly low figures. No Sign* of Halt. There aro no signs of a halt to tho increase in cost. There is a very evident danger of the usefulness of tho roads being impaired to a disastrous degree through Inability of the receipts to cope with the necessary replenishment and IncreaHO in rolling stock and other facilities tor carrying on their business. It present conditions are to continue, in the face of constantly increasing cost, disaster must accrue, if no relief is found. .'Must Protect Stock. Hero is-a point which bears direct ly also on the need tor relief. The stock ot the Canadian Pacific Railway is Canada's premier security. It Is widely held, and has been regarded as .que of the safest aecurlties In the world. AH kinds of financial institutions hold this stock as security for advances on all kinds ot widely var-jled enterprises. To allow It to be ' depredated to such an extent as to throw nil this stock on the market , \yould be a financial disaster. And  Chnada is In lio position today to stand up under such.a disaster as this would be. ' For that same reason ot stress In her present financing, Canada is not in a position' to nationalize the C.P.R. It would be an almost-impossible load oven did Canada not need every cent ot money she can possibly raise by tax or loan for the purpose of car�y i log hor war enterprises. As things are,!Canada cannot possibly afford to I ontpr into such a enterprise, ' in the fact of the unavoidable liablll-: ties she must outer into for the period ot tho war and^ probably long after. At the same time it must be ad-1 mitted that the railways have Just ; us much right to rplmbu'rse thomselvos to a reUBonable extent in the face of cnormoiialy incre.'ised coats as have the nmnufacturerai the merchants or the shipper. On these grounds, then. It is reasonable to suppose, the railway board has made Its decision. This is a case, the board has announced by this deolsiou, in which the 'people ot 'Canada must make a certain limited sacrifice. The sacrifice involved, although It looms large In the lump sum. Is little enough. It is a more bagatelle com-paroi^ with what may yet-be expected in almost every direction. It is as nothing compared with what has already been made by Canada's soldiers. . . . The people who stay at homo must bo prepared to make stupendous sacrl-flcoa. They must mako sacrifices In over-increasing proporliions as tlio war goos on. They must endeavor to ro-{raia from embarrassing the government, which they have Just elected to 1 undertake the task of oqultably dls- RAFFLE OF PIANO For Soldiers' Families ; , Mewrs. A. M, Grace, A. M. Qrlflg, A. Raworth, J. B. Tum�y, lfgl8trato Whifiaster yesterday^ afternoon and weri' sent before J.udge Thompson this morning with tlie al(QV�-mentioned,result. ' ' :4Purli>f the Investigation ip/n Mhfs case It developed that several other stores had been victimized to greater or less extent, and it is thought that these three youthful culprits could t?li a great deal about what became ot the afticlea which have been, from time fo time, taken during the absence of the proprietors of those stores. The parents of two of the boys have made a desperate fight to have tho two brothers let off, but the offences were BO numerous and ot such a character, that the court could not.ignore the facts and could not accede to tho enti^eatles for leniency in such aggravated cases. While appreciating tho llumlllatloti bolng suffered by the parents the people of the town endorse the action of the i:ourt and it is hoped that the example set in sending these three boys to the Industrial school will have tho effect of causing other parents to take more interest i(i their childrbu and prevent them wandering about tho streets without any Jiome restraints. Thus far the new year is a warm and watery oho, rain having fallen almost every day for a, week and the temperature hovering about tho forty mark all the lime. LUMBER CO. AGENTS ANOTHER FINE AO BYiEy:i.HomN In introducli^g his address on 'Loved Back to Life Again," which was based on that strange, beautiful yot problematic story of Hosea, and which was a discussion of the renewing ot lost relationships. Rev. Horsman stated last night in tho Baptist church that the groat and somewhat successful oppon,-ent ot Christianity \v;as not scepticlsni, or open detlance, hut a continual lot-' ting go ot what waa once a strong and radiant taith in spiritual realities, and worse still 'that religious uiireality which tho Diblo calls hypocrisy and tor which It holds out Its greatest condemnation. In dealing with tho unhapplness of the World In its mauy phasos ociiaBlou-od thereby, It was clearly and forcibly shown that much ot this was due to -misunderstanding and which, while not minimizing tho difficulty may be dispelled by an approximation of the forgiving" spirit ot Christ'which was the spirit of Hosea. The real basis ot lasting happiness is tho mutual appreciation ot all tbos^ fatal elements which seeiit to be ever operative to destroy the essential and holy relationships of Ufa, and a corresponding desire and . determination to overconje them by a retufn tp God and all that much abused term, involves and. by a constant, mutual co-operation with Him tor setheduI� of casualty rates. DE REGARDING Petrograd Jan. 3.-The work of the commislon 'which Is dealing with prisoners is proceeding slowly. The Russian dclogatos claimed the right to Bond any publications thoy desired to '"r.....** vi*u uviiktai viiiiJiiu, iney also demanded unrestricted direct telugraphlo cqmmunicatlbh with repre-, seutatlves of the Socialist parties In' Fredoricton, N.B., Jan. 4.--The audJ-tor-general's report tor New Brunswick issued yesterday contains the financial statement for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1917. The total ordinary revenue Is blven'at $1,572,818.25 and the total ordinary expenditure as $1, �S8,2 7.84. In addition'^ to this expenditure is the sum ot ?178, 41.88 on contracts during 1917 and should there-tore be added to the total expenditure. The amount oxpeiided on.permanent roads under the net ot last sessloa was �334,066.65. i The expenditure ou per-nWnent brldgea was 1428,679.66. The total financial trahsaotlons for the year amounted to |3,C65,288.G0. The balance on hand Is glveh'as ?B72,072.2Ci PRODUCTION MeTAtS Ottawa, Dec. 30.-Tho department of ihlnes estimated the production of motala from Canadian ores in 1917 as follows:' Gold �17,000,000; silver. 23,609,000 ounces; copper. 113,000,000 pounds: nickel, 84,800,000 pounds; lead, 66,-000,000 pounds; zinc 31,000,000. The production of pig Iron was about 1,-186,000 short tons and steel Ingots and direct steel castings 1,735,000 short tons. The production of coal was about 14,100,000 short tons. Thepro-ducUpri of gold, silver, copper, and coal was less than la lS)l(i. The production of nickel, lead, zinc, pig Iron and atecl v^tia, greater than during the provtouB year.' HighPrices rocplved for allyer, coal andi other products considerably en^tf haiioea the total value o( the'i')nineral. production.- It ls,estlmaM'ito been not loss than |200,O00,0OQ;.<,ias compared with inTiaoitS^at in; l�H,