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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, WIS THE LETypniDGR DAILY HKRALD iRBUoB, other tban those Of tho Dominion Koverninoht. are naturally very amall. As 'uaual *o sUpply the totlow-ing detftilfl from tho.annual oatlmate of tho bomtnloh ScourltlcA Corttora-Hon:- far produoetl l� 19 mlUlouB. vyar Putohatet The purchanoBfiiad* under the authority of the Wttft.Purchaalng Commission tor account of'ths Department, of MHltia, of the Department of Jus- Securities Total Sold In Canada Government......... ... 1093,420,279 Municipal ...... ... ..y 25,?19,103 Hallway............. 22,566,66� Public Service Uorporntlon. 15.125,000 Miscellaneous........... 10.110.800 Total ... .........1772,741,848 1551,180.279 19,387,738  200,000 1,825,000 8,370,800 1580,903,817 1 In trnjtcd States $14!i,ii40,000 5,631,365 l?,BO0Q00 � 13,000,000 .7,740,000 $186,&1),365 in Oreat Britain $4,860,000 $4,866,660 / That 580 inllHons of securities could tlco for Interned aWena, and of thr be placed In Canada In one year. In addition to the nld given by the banks to the manutacturo of munitions, is very surprlslrtjr, ljut we must remember that It was still necessary to obtain 100 millions from outside ^luring tho year and that not only are these avenues now completely closed, but If we hope to continue the making of all kinds of war products as actively as heretofore, we must find at home much larger sums In 1918 than In 1917 for Investment in war securities. iSven If the sale bf the relative securities were possible, all expenditures, except for the wbr, mast be restrained, and this is abundant reason for the recent ordor-ln-councll under which new issues In Canada of the securities of . any province, colonial or foreign government, municipality, corporation or Incorporated company may be sold only with the approval of the Minister of Finance. Clearing House Records. The totals of the twenty-five clearing houses reflect the Increased volume of almost all products and flio higher prices prevailing. In every olop.rlng house there is an increase as compared with lOlC.' The total amounts to $l2 554.201 000 as compared with JIO.S.-;? 060 000, for the previous year, a grciwth of 18.92 per cent. Tho total for�the eight clearing houses In existence In 1901 wag $1.871001.000 no thht In slvteen years tho figures have grown 571 per cent. We also subjoin as nsual the building permits of the four chief cities of Canada for 1D13. the year previous to the outbreak of war. for 1916. and for the year just ended:- ' 1913 1916 1917 Mont- �. real. $27,032,000 $5,331,000 $4,387,000 Toron Department of the ' Naval /Service, have been smaller aa.'a whole tban Inst year, although the purchases for the last mentioned department have been larger owing to.the increase In naval work In IlaHfax, We have been ablo to secure some Interesting fig uros covering a part ot the activities of..the various departments. They arc as follows; Department ot Militia! Arsenals, suppliea for manufacture o( ammunition, etc. ........... $1,500,000 Clothing................ 5,000,000 Dental Suppliea........ 120,000 Fish for C.E.F. In England 300,000 Mechanical Transport Supplies ...... 300.000 Medical'Supplies ..;..... 500,000 Provisions. Including food, fuel and forage ...... 7,500,000 Railway Cons t r u 911 o n Equt pmont .'.......... 2,70,000 Stoves'and Miscellaneous ? : great dlfElcultlos which confront himjadequMo tt> compete with other nu' 18,621.000' 2.507 000 War Supplies We have found It rather more difficult than usual to obtain statistics regarding tho nuantity and the value of the various kinds pfvwar supplies made in Canada, but as heretofore such figures as we are able to give are highly illustrative of the Importance of this work, both as a part of our contribution to tlie war and as the main basis of our prosperity' at the moment. There'1s a reduction in the; output of many kinds ot shells, fuses and cartridge cases, as purchases are being restricted to certain sizes. On the other hand, hOMi^ever, there is an injiportant deveVopriiiBnt In the bitildlns of steel and wooden ships and ,01' aeroplane engines, and also of aeroplanes of a certain type. With these exceptions there Is a large decrease in pur-' chases by Great Dritaln duo doubtless' I to the Inallblty ot Canada^^td grant the neceSsTry credits. It Is therefore most � gratifying to know that the Chairman of the Imperial Munitions Board lias made orrangements with the Ordnance Department of the United States to use,! until next midsummer, puch surplus facilities existing here for too prodUfition oKmunitlona as will help'to m^eet the requirements of ttf^t country. \ 6^0 Munition Foctorle 1 . Canada Is producing gun ammunition. InclU'Ung propallants. high ex-' plosives,' fuses and cartridge cases in 550 factories situated from St. .Tohn � in tho east to 'Victoria Inthe west. In ftdditlon to contracts given to private corporations, tho Imperial Munitions Board has developed government factories for the loading ot fuses, for the production of powder and high explOs- $17,990,000 Department of Justice: Internment Operations .. , 700,000 Department, of Naval Service.............. 2,500,000 These departments also have approprl aliens which jdo nqt come under the control^ of the 'War Purchasing Com mission. British Purchasas Theypublic will be Interested to learn'' that' the Navy and Army Canteen Board of London, through which the various canteens of all the British forces are, mainly, stipplied, sent a representative to Canada to secure assortments bf Canadian products for sale In tho canteens. The products selected were: canned meats, canned salmon and' other fish.' condensed anfl evaporated milk, .biscuits, chocolate cifndles. preserved fruits. Jama, evaporated fruils, etc,' About a year; ago\ the War Purchasing Commission secured samples of fish, such as cod., haddock, pollack etc., for the Board ot Trade in London. This resulted In their placing In Can ada largo contracts for fish. We are also oble to afford approximate figures for purchases made on account of the British War Oltlce by the Canadian Pacific Rillway Company, as follows; ' Foodstuffs ......\ .$14,000,000 Merchandise ot Iron and  Steel _____........ 700 000 Sugar ......... Forestry and Equipment ... Other Articles . Railway 8,000,000 2000 00" ' 1,000,000 .� ; , 125.700,000 The purchases of tho Department of Agriculture do^Vn to December cover about 110.000 tons of hay. 35 million bushels of oats, ind 275.000 tons ot flour, requiring about 14 million bushels of wheat. The total value ot these purchases Is about $48,000,000'. Activities li]i Production We have tiiade an attempt to follow tho purchases of such ordinary articles as wheat, clieese, and meats. It is understood that.the purchases In Canada by the 'Wheat Export 'Com-- " " this do! pany of wh.oat and opts from year's crop will reach 350 million i.irs in value, and that there have been shipped cheese valued at,between 30 and 40 million dollars and a large sup ply of meats, partly the product of Canada, and partly froimanimala bred In the United States,] but'cured here. Tho published returns are not easy to tollo-.v but we apypoar to have export ed, during the year.,^ending March. 1917, live animals, Incmding horses, to the value Of 15 miUlona apd' meats to the value of: over. 60 mttilons; against ives, for the manufacture of sulphuric this we have apparently Imported and nitric adds and acetone and of steel meats to the vnlhe of about 25 mlU-nnd fOrglrigs, and for tho construction Ions. For tho six months ending Sep-of aeroplanes. On these plants the sum tembor the totals.bfbotb Imports and of $13 500.000 has been expended for exports, measured' only by value, ore account for,the Imperial Government.', on a bB,8l8 50 per cent, higher than for tho prevlpus year.; ' The Board Itos also contracted for" the building of* large number of the latest type ot high-power aeroplane engines for the use of iflghting planes at These figures show sonie of tho activities of th^ Ganadlani people In the way of production, but the need Is tho front. This englho.represents the' greater,, In. some directions much highest type of workmanship of any engine that has been produced, and wo may well be proud that auCh a young and Inexperlnced country as Canada Is able to undertake the work. 'Ship Building Even, morp Important from .the Ip-dustrlal point of view Is tho fact that there, arc now under contract In Canada for the Imperial ond tho Norwegian Governments, steel and wooden ships aggregating In values over $90,-OpoooOi Up to December, forty-four steel and, forty-six wooden Bteamships have beOn ordered. The steel ships range from liSOO to 8,800 tons dead-wo'lRlit, with a total carrying capacity of 218,600 tons, and the wooden ships have an individual carrying capacity of 2,500 tops d^ad weight, with a total sOt 115,000'ton^^ In addition to this twenty-two steel vessels, of 3,600 tons doadrwelght capacity each,- haye been ordered on Norwegian account, a total of 77.000 tons. This makes a grand total of one hundred and twelve ships' with 4O0;00.O tons capacity. Tho steel ships are being built at NowyOlasgow, Montreal, 'J'oronto,' Wetland, Midland, Colllngwood. Port Arthur, Vancouver, North Vi\nconvor. The wooden ships are botn? built at Liverpool, St. John, ImIo of Orleans, Cote St. Paul, Quebec, Throe Rivers.- Toronto, l''Qrt William, Conultliiui ,.New Wostmlnrftor,- Vancouver; North Vancouver and'Victoria. Munition IVIvtals ). As a oonsonuwnco of the work of Hie Imnerlnl Munitions Board, Oimada Is for" tho first ttmo pro'luolng r,Rtlned spelter (zinc) anflreffnod.conpar and thpro is nn Important incrnase in tho output .qt .rotlnotl load, ffho nnturol result of roflntn?r our spol'or nud copper Is thovlocol proiuotion of brass, and this ijiisln on''.bloa ni-.'nv avUf'os . made of brass to bo produced from four own motfliti Tho valni o( tho .ovd-ors thus'.plncQ'l bj^ tht^ Hoard e"qeod^ ?,1000:00fl,000 and tho/lotu'ii 'iisbu",sV)-montsJto, d.ite are 'almost $800 000 000,' The, number' Ot compteto sbeUs tbua gi-enter, than fver, before. The out pouring of supplles-of nil kinds, from wheat to shells,, must,'go^on, but tho /iifest crying needs are for soa-going ships, aircraft and tho^e forms of food which are more necessary than others to sustain life )h its'fullest Vigor, and without a sufficient supply of which the allied nations are threatened with starvation.' Tlie supply , of wneat is vital, and the losses of'shipping add onormouBly to thOi ditfloulty of obtaining suppIlpB itroin ^he southern half ot tho world. At the' same time the scarcity of labor .makes the llfo of the North Amerioati farmer so dtffi cult that ho heeda, all out symps thy, ond should have 'all the assistance which the, city; worker or. student can give him in summer time. . ThePoeci 9u^itlon , Ono of the ,mo|it, yaliiable foods for. necessary, broedln'g at^k.and holp>ln other torma is beingtaubpliod to farmers to ensure the IprgeBtiPOBslblo production of bnoon.'^nnili associations of breeders have been forced tor the purpose of distjibuynSi,"well-bred stock, This la bolng dpne'by men who realize that if we fall In produolns greater^pon than ever b^toro, we shall taij.lq our duty, to the soldiers, .luj.tfjlii'cdu^try, we have boon occupied iii ah offqirt toi place the blnmo for the hlg|J, price of an article, which beyond nnx,^lpu^t, 'we bui?ht not to consume In-largp, quantities lust now, and wo hhvo tlRparently forgotten that the,�'price ',lja�.gone up pi'>tnly bncause b^oon: la.yttal to car-ryln'j on the '.wnJlvMid-'th.aV-'lf y'' '^o (inytiilp!?, to lPBBonYtJ^e\o!|tort8 of the to produce to tho last ounce, but how can we make our city people save tood. romombering that every ounce i-.nvod will provide food elaewhoro for those who without It must starve' High Cost of Living Wo nro llvii^g in a timp of-social tinrost atfecting greater-areas of disturbance than the world has over known. Wo aro experiencing this unrest at a time of which It may be said, that those who live In ourVart ot tho world were never so easily able to obtain employment suited to their varied capacities, never so hlgjily paid, so far as those are concerned who aid in the production of goods for sale, never so prosperous, using the word in a material sense. The price of ovorything, however, was almost never so high, and the purchas 'ng power of tho dollar has declined :-io much'^ and so rapidly that people with a more or loss fixed Income suffer keenly,, while those who earn more money than they could have conceived possible a few years ago, are dts--.opointed and apparently surprised to fliia that everything else has advanc ed In price in proportion to their high wages.-Out ot thlslturmoil has come la bitterness towards all who, by ny stretch of fancy, can be Held re �ponf(tble for existing conditions, c bitterness often without any real basis, and jvhlch Is accompanied by explosions Ot wrath directed at what over happens to be the nearest objoc' of criticism, but. if continued, and kept at fever heat as it has been of 'ate, promises ill for our country after fhe war, 1 am aware that I shall be. '.ccused of defending Capital and whs �re called the big Interests, but thcr I'lgt be ninny readers ot the annua iddresses made by the officers 0' 'his Bank who will believe that wr .'ry aa taithtully as wn are nble, t( lortray conditions as they exist. ' Result of War l .Nothing In the end is to be gained 'ly blaming the premier or the fooi' --ontroll^r, the provision dealer or the farmer, for high prices which are not .merely n result of the war, but n re -uilt of war requirements so pcremr ory that the question of cost almos' Hsappears, The conditions arising ou' ^t the war are at the bottom ot most -it our troubles, and what is necessarv N not only fair dealing on the part of those who supply the , wants of/ the -eople, but patience and. some rem irint of belief in our fejlowmen, or 'he part of those who feel the plncV' nd who. perhaps naturally, would llko 'o punish soraebo'ly. If dealprs have omblned to put up prices, let them b lunishod, but apparently we are com ilalning because dealers. In buyinc 'rbm producers, did' not combine to .'owor prices or to keep them down The heeds of the war are, however, sp threat that no combination can control nricea either In one way or the Q^her The Ruling Motive At the present moment the v?orld irovidos wealth, and also material comfort, on a scale so vast; when com nafed with conf|itIona a century ago ihat surely no one will deny that the energy and the laws which have made �his possible have been as a whole of �normous benefit to humanity. Yet this Improvement in conditions is (treated by ;in appeal tO' the selt-lnter-lat which exists in -us all. To produce the best that we are able, and to sell It*! for the highest price we con get,'.Is what we are trying to do, whether our-l product be a day's work, a bushol of wheat, a plough, an intellectual of an administrative service of some kind fo society, or a crentlon in the fine arts. Those who can honestly say thisy are not so moved are either tho Idle rich, who nro^nhvays a problem or are too oxceptional to affect the worjd as a whole. What Is surely neceasary la not to restriot the production of labor or merchandise at a profit, because ilearly that is the impetus to industry but to see that this industry and ability are guided into channels which are beneficial to the community and not Uurttul. Distribution of Wealth ' That'the free exercise of industry and ability la accordance with t|iie laws of the country and vfith the best existing standards of character, will enable one man to bpcomo very rich and another to earn only enough to support his fsmlly, is a fact for wjiloh natur? la mainly responsible, and tor which tho ingenuit/ of man has not thus far found a remedy. If society by itsriaws should choose to limit the amount of wealtji which any'OnentaV-nccuniulate. let us wait until It, hols done so before passing judgment, and when we undertake > to express our opinion of the character of those who possess great wealth, let iis Judge them by the use they arO making of it, by the extent to which they regard It as n trust which camo to theni onlj? because they were In some things able A than tbolr follows; and os a meanrf through which 'they moy leave the world tho better because of their existence. Many rich men do not come up to this standard, and by inheritance taxes wo are gradually adjusting mat-tert^ but In North America these are so many. iQstancea ot good service rendered to the State by wealthy cltl* jens that one wonders it we ahould ;not bo greatly the loArs by any new condition which' would hamper Individuality and, in so doing, perhaps destroy the mnlpYactorB which lepar-nte bur twentieth century cointort from the mlqeries qt the middle dijc^, In contending for a more .rationat oonsiderntlon of the relations Jibtweeiv tho consumer and the producer,^ we have no Intention ct claiming that ooq-ditions are antistactory, nor ere \vi'to tlio truer interest ot tho country,' aiid' that means the greatest amount ot wellboingon the port of itseltlzens, Condition*! After the War We have to face now and probably very difflpult conditions utter the war, rt wo nro filled with animosity a^^ �listrust Inout attempts to adjust our 'MtforencDM', the result will be a aorry one; If. on ,tho other'hand, with fhe ovnerfpuoo wo shall'gain in many wnva by the war, wo oo-ordlnoto the tlons. OnlV'^t^ie profits made and the experience gained during the war can rendoVthls posBlblfi, Wc must have technloVl knowledge of how to solve every difficulty, physical, chemical, or whatever It may bo, that confronts tho moTiufacturer, and some stops are being taken towarda that end. More, however, fhah anything else, we must have siioh relations between the employer and the employed as will cause tho employed to rlo heartily each day a full measure ot his best work. Tho last Is the greatest difficulty to be overcome.! and the element about which there Is unfortunately most doubt. This'is said with no intention whatever ot apportioning blame. Ono would suppose that there must' bo tuulta on both sides. The fact remains that it ^o'-are to compote successfully with other nations wo must recover the older condition when men were proud ot the ahop they worked in -and of its product. It may only be a material queatton,' but it may be a psychological one. Have employers and cm-nloyed s'truggled with each otljer until the only natural feeling is nnti-nathy. or can each bo made to feel that he Is ao necessary to the other ^hat not, to work together at their ^nal a follv. apart from tho economic crime Involved? The Monthly Letter In the 'President's address, until a ?pw years ago'an attempt was made 'o cover In more or loss detail the in-'ustrial position of Canada and of "UCh other areas, as through our �irrtnches, we moy be connected, with "^hls Is now done much more snfisfact-'lly In the Review of Business Condi 'ons .written by leading officers of he bnnlc, and tills makes it unnecps -".ry for me' to dP'il wHh the finp.ncin' nd other ponditlnns In Great Britalr nd the United St-te.s arising out of 'tie wi)r andiin whi'-h Cinada is sn 'oRplv Interested. H"or the last two ears we have also been publishing p �^'onthly Letter, the imnortance' of >'hl"h' Is ^now widely recognized. In 't the- current st^Mstlcs of financ ^nd trade are publlshprt, and in add' ''on to notes on Hnh'ects of Interest '"iere were in 1917 dhsrnms coverin" 'ho mtn"ral nroductlnn of Canada, thr -i-ivn'nsts of Canadian rnlhvaya. fi-elT'i' """.ftlc through the canils at Sault St^ �'tarle. agricultural and Industrial pro-''ictlon snd wood for pulp e:niortPt' nd manufactured. 'VVe hope that thosr-'.mong our sharphnidnra and custom->"3 who are sufflcinnfly Interested wll' aad these publicntinns. Personal Thrift We have been told that we shoul-^ ��ive money, not for oiir own bftnefl' �0 miioh as because v,-e should not .rend on unneccsBary things the .lAoney .needed to cirry on the tt la even more necessary that we should ea't less, again not so much 'lecause we,need to save for ourselves ^ut because If wc do not eat less -ithers across the sea must go hungry, rf we have men, money and food w? .hall win. If we fall in any ot thesi? 'vo may loan.'Individual tests, particu-',a.Tly In hotels and restaurants, show that very larg^i .aavlnss can be made wherever the effort is directed to that Hud, but the difficulty is to make ad-vlcp., or, even the regulations of the Food Controller, effective In a country whichjjroduces food largely in excess of Its own rcqutromenta and wherp |.,f!Conomy in the use of food is thouglil ,to, be evidence of a mean and sordid disposition. It is not, however, enough that We should eat less'but that we should as far as possible replace some p.rticles of food, especially white bread indt'bacon, with,others. There is a sntlsfDctory increase In the use of 'rtsh,; but only a small froction of our people are regarding In any �legree to the call to economize. England has reduced the supply of sugar per capita per annum from 93 pounds to 26. Our normal supply is 90 pounds and we are not reducing it yet. Work-'ng in harmony with the United Stiites m ordcr-ln-councll has been passed prohibiting tho export, except t'.' places within the einplre. of food apd relative, commoditloB,, unless a license has been obtained.  Food Conaervatlen ' The Food Controller is b'rihglnp under license the milling and packing 'ndustrlep, and is controlling the refining and distribution of sug-^r. The McensO" svstem will also be applied to >!''^\i, friiit, Vegetables, grooertes, pack-ago! cereals, milk, etc. In our London �Vjanageri's Review ot Business Conditions the following deeply significant wwds iwill be found;:-:  "Too much Importance cannot be "attached to the steps that may be "takeif in tho ]l7nlted States and . "Cstpada towarda conserving food "stuffa, with a view to Increasing "the amount avnlloblis for exporf to "the Alllea. The shortage of food "with which all the belligerents are "confronted, and the difficulty of "Inci'eaBing production, owing to the "tack' of available man-power, may "Kasten. or even prove the domlnat VIng factor, in bringing about a ces "Bation of hostilltleB." He means, of course, that such shortage-may prevent ua from contln-uing the war until we can end Honour own tarms. Do you woBdir therefore that wo return so often to this sub je'ot? Ditfi(fult as the problem may be. we muBt produce more, and we must eatieiB, otherwise some ot those who are'.dearest to us across the sea must starve and wo mayloae our chance of dictating a peace, the nature of which shalltbo a guarantee that, our children shall not have to flfht aKRln tor those libortiea .which are now In Jeopardy, (From Our Own Coi-mipoiidunl) Magrath, Jan. 16.-Magrath once more pays her respects to two brave boys who volunteered and offered their services to their country and have loft for duty, also a Magrath boy who has returned from tho front after doing his bit. Magrath Is proud ot her braye men. Many have given their lives and many are still in the fighting.lines, some wounded and in UcflpUaia ahd we should do honor to all In theiif respective place. Mr. Munsen and Let) Coleman arc the boys who volunteered and Pte. LeHoy Hudsc I o'Ur returned soldier. A number of citlzerfs met on Mon day evening and were entertained by the Red .Cross at a splendid liauquei. The affair took place In the meeting house. , 'A long table prettily decorated with Red Cross emblems, and the room decorated with tlafes knd red, w))lto aii'd bliio streamers, added great 'y to the affair. Forty guests were seated and enjoyed tho plain but niosi excellent meal prepared by the ladicf of the R�d Cross. Mr. Bradshaw, prea ident Of the Red Cross presided, ai Ills righf? sat LeRoy Hudson and his -nother and Leo Coleman, his parentK �nd brothers ond sisters; on tho lot ware Mr. Munson, Mayor Bonnlon and nle, the Royal and Montreal Bank taffs, Bishop Haider, Mr. and Mrs/ Tigles and others. Grace was offer-d by B shop .Harker. A^ayor Benn-on acted aa toast master apd in a few, , veil chosen words expressed the feel ngs of the Magrolh citizens to the oys who wefo leaving and welcomed lack our brave soldier who had done )is bit in the gr^at struggle. Hi hen called upon Miss Hlllios and Miss Watson to p(n a badge, presented y the clt'zens of .Magrath upon thi olunteers'and hoped they would be ble to win many other badges fo: heir work. White carnations were .Inned upon Roy.Hudson, his mother nd the aged parents V of Leo Cole lan; also Mr. Atkinson, manager oi ho Royal Baiik of which Mr. Munson vas a member. Mr. Ingles was ther ailed upon tor a short speech, hr poke ot the many brave men dally ;iving their lives for the cause of ruth and right in this great war, alsc if his figed mother In England who HANNA denies story Toronto, Jan. 10.-Prosldnnt > .;TI^^ JReport ^as then adopted unan tm6n�}y. An the by-laws wnii'paBHed and the retiring auditors weretT^elected by the- shareholders The' ll*ual vote ot tKaqka to the directors %nd staff of the vpank was also pn^B^li. Upon motion the; meeting proceeded to elect dlre^torB tor the com Inir' year and then adjnitrned. .The BCrutineers subaquontly an nnuno^d the roelnctlon of the rotlrtnf? directors, at a meeting held later In ho' afternoon, Rlr Edmund, Walker, C;V.O, I^L.D.. D.C.L., was re-elected Prenjflent and Mr. Z, A. Lash, K.C., LL.D., Vice-President.- 'J,.',-  -r-\-'-;-'- ',. " STEAMER 8AFE , ; The report that recruiting for tho flying corps had been stopped is un true. Sheriff 'Voung. in charge of recruiting for his corps here, stated to tho Herald that orders had been issued to recruit 1000 more in the west If possible.- He is open to accept re crults at any time. In response to his appeal to tho school boord here tor extra classes for those recruits not fuily qualified edu .lationally, the board has agreed to put on night classes for those men in order that they may complete their qualifications in this regard. Details ot these classes are given" below in the 'etter sent to Mr. Young by the board: Malcolm Yoms, Esq., City. Dear Sir.-With respect to the ijro nosal of the officers of the Imperial i-'iying Corps with regard to conduct Ing a short course in certain subjects 'or the benefit of any candidates or applicants to this corps who require to become more proficient in thean iubjecls..! beg to advise you that a) :he last meeting ot the Board ot Ed ilcation. this matter was referred tc he School Management Committee o the Board to arrange for the carrying on of such a course. As* Chairman ot the Committee, have taken this matter up with the I'rinclBal and teachers of the High School. We have decided that It wll) .')e necessary to carry on these classes , , . , liouts'de of tho regular school hours, lau giwn boob as wen as the mouicrr.ana the teachers aro willing to carry )f these bpys. Mr.^Coloman.Jather,o, these classes, devoting say six hours or more each week as is found necessary for the purpose. The only subject which we will noti be able to liandle will be the Morse Telegraphy The fee charged will be ?1.00 per hour, but If thero Is more tban one pupil the fee will be reduced in pro portion to each pupil entering, that is f there are three pupils,' tho total cost will bo $(J.OO for six hours, or $2.00 per pupil per week. The Board will, also provide the necessari' books. I may add that tho Boarfl are willln to help out In any way possible in organizing and carrying these classes on. Yours faithfully. (Sgd.) R. P. WALLACE, Chairman School Management Committee, Lothbridge Public Schools. New 'Vork, Jan. lOiTtThe'Amor'can-HawatUA I^lne nteamahip Texan re->pbrte4 sinking off tlie coast two days Bate, the lino was notified to-iaf \ty the navy department. of Leo Coleman and grandfather o; leRoy Hudson, was the next speak^ he said his father had given his Iif� many years ago in o war in the Unit '.d States and he wanted his son to lo what was right. Bishop Harker old the boys If. they would do theii duty and do what was right they �vould be protected much more thai,-those who partake of evil. . Waa At VImy Roy Hudson was then called upon 0 say a tow. words and arose to the n:reat applause of the people. He sale he had had a Ifreat trip and an ex-.lerlenoo which l\e wo\ild never for He was In the battle at Vimy Udgp and saw inany brave nien fall. He is rint sorry he volunteered to go ind has dope' his bit, ^r. Atkinson was the next speaker,' he said he .vould write to Mr.. Munson's parentr n B. C. and tell them of the splendid :ime the Citizens of Magrath had" afc-orded their son,* He expressed hi' thanks to' the Red Cross for their work. Mr. Munson was then called upon for a feVv words, and expressc' his appreclat!o|i for the honor shown liim and'sa-'9> he had enjoyed hlmselt the year and a halt he had been herp and now felt It hlg duty tb fight fo; his country and hoped he could live sc the people here could be proud of him Leo Coleman was then called upon -he thanked the people for the gooO time shown and their respect. - Mr Coleman I9 a Magrath boy, having llv ed hero practically all his life. H,' ^nd Mr. Munson are both quiet unas lumlng yottng'men .and good cit'zen' ^ho win be greatly miased In thi-�community. The guests tjien showed '-.heir appreotatlon and thanks to thr ''.ed Cross by a long and generous applause. After Ringing God Save he King, all the people of the towr anjoyed theiiiBelrea in a social dance The ladies; In chargd of the iuncb ,vere: >Irs. L. Harker, Mrs. H. Wood Mrs. 'Woolley, Mrs. A. Mercer, Mrs. D. Fowler,. Mrs. Parkinson, Mrs, A Turner and. Mrs. Geddes. The tablee^ werb in charge of Miss Hall,'Mrs. J Xurher and Mrs. Moore. 'The Misse.? Woolley, Harker and Mercer served the guestB. MttBsrs: Bradshaw, Ben ulon, Mathew, Powler and Peterson are also deserving of credit for their wOrlt for the auccesB of'the evening A family party was hold oh.Sunday at the C9lemah'' home in hOnpr of Leo Coiemah dnd Fte. Roy Hudson Aboutf fifty rel&tlves wore present and Mr. Bearle was we! kiiown,h6veihavlhg.lived here a few years ingo-with 'his. parents. Pte Hudson-was'rbturned to-Canada 01. accouiit otvhls.age, he is not yet 2f .voars oW.^ Me reports in Colgary 01 Januftry-U> and will then be-no^lfp' aa to hlB'turtu"? jvor^c. Wo.are all glac to weloomoTilm homo find are proud ot the work hp ^.has done. ; MiBB; SadI,? M^roor entert^'inod. o-Friday: evenipgi In honor of Leo Cole roan', a jollyi:crpwd was present and a good tlm^>Jt�di The Toronto Telegram contains tho following .account of tiic prcaontatlon )f tliu D.C.JI. to Druco Davles, at �Poronto, last week: "King llrucs ot Scotland flung himself down. In n lowly moo(l to think. 'Twas true ho waa a monarch and wore a cro'.vii. ' But his heart was beginning lo sink. I'or lie bad been trying to do a deed. To make hia people glad; He had tried, and tried, but couldn't succeed, And ao he becanii; qulle sad." Xot so( tlio Bnico of this story. He is neither monarch nor wears a crown; ho never ''tried" to do bravo deeds, tlicy came naturally-and suc-cBsstully. and this afternoon at North Toronto Hospital ho was presented with a comparatlvelyi slight recognition ot the great sacrifice he made for honor and patriotism-tho Distinguish, od Conduct Medal. Calm Midst Chaos "For conspicuous gallantry and devotioti to duty. Ho rescued many wounded mon under fire. His fine personal example and utter disregard of danger had a most inspiring effect upon all. ranks with whom he came in con- � tact." , l \o. 79390, Pto. Allan Bruce. Davies, lilst Battalion, looks every fine expression of that official recommendation, and because ho lived up' to it at St. Eloi particularly, and other sections ot the western front 'generally, he was recommended five times for the V.C., lost his left leg, permanently damaged the left arm, and was presented with the D.C.M. this afternoon by Major-Gcnerol W. A. Logic,' C.P.A., general officer M. D. No. 2. "Leave mo out ot this as much as possible please." waa the request ot Pte. Daviea. "I'd as soon they handed me the medal and said nothing.". As it was, the new recreation hall v/as packed with pt{icer8, nurses, N. C. O.'s and men chdcring heartily. - I^t.-Col. R. S. Wilson and Capt. Frank M. Brown froifl No. 1 Queen's Parlt were present, and Major W. C. M. Marriott and Capt. Ferguson received the general. , Pte. "Bruce" wore his! new cork leg made at the Government limb factory, which he pronounced as the "sweetest little cork leg jrou ever saw." Tho ceremony took place at three o'clock and was not a very lengthy proceeding. The decorated'boy is a' native of Lothbridge, Alberta, and enlisted In,November, 1914. He wears a stripi) on his sleeve jl^r good conduct, which he admits Is ad precious to him as tho D.C.M, itself. He was wounded in June, lOlB.'and returned) to Canada'in November, ' 1917. V According to officers with whom the reporter talked tho D.C.M. is the most difficult to get* is the highest order below the V.C., and oven more envied than the offiiera' D.S.O. � , - (coktxnded fboit FkoNT PaOB) the financial district prior to the opening of the exchange. There were numerous hurried conferences among dip heads of tho various bank and 'rust,companles and other financial institutions. Officials of the stock exchange announced that business would continub as usual, pointing out that anything like a five doy holiday would work *,evore disadvantage to th'ouaands' of investors and holders of securities generally. The exchanjtes will hold daily sessions subject, however, to thH regulations imposed by .-Washington'. President Nobble of tho stock, ex c.hango said business there would go ,pn as usual even If the floor traders and the clerical forces in the- brokor-.)ge offices had to work in overcoats. Stock exchange declines \yere , mos; ni'arked In specialties and equipments ijeneral Motors losing four points. Studebaker 3, Baldwin 2 1-2, American Car 2. Republic Iron I 1-2 and .various other" industrials 1 to, 2.., points. . The opening in U. S. Steel consisted of 10.000 aharca at 89 1-2 to 90, as against yesterday's closing price ot 91 5-8. . Rails ut tho investment class yloldod less than the industrial group recording average declines of 1 to 2,1-2 points. i PRICE OF POTATOES Toronto, Jan. 16.~"l did not fix tho price *of potatoes at $2.25 a bag nor d'd I tlx any penalty for gelling above -hat figure," was tho d^tlnlto statement of Food Controller Hanna In re wd to an Ottawa dispatch last week to the'oftoot that atiqh a price had bc6u determlnod. V He added; "Thero Is a supply. ot seven million bushels ot potatoes ir Canada and about 100,000,000 bushel ;n the United States and' the signs point, to.cheaper prices.- I-would ad v^ao tho people to get rid of tho'r �totatoea as soon as. possible ori the: will find they cannot apUi them-later ih by the timo the now' crop arrives.' \ finland INDEPeTjdENCE � Berne, Jan. IT*,-The, Sw^as govern n�ei�t has acknowledged tprmallytht oyerelgi'ity and IndepondeuQe ot Fat land, ' LECTIONS IN RURAL DISTRICT OF MACLEOD (From Our Own Corresponaent) Macleod,' Jan, 15.-The elections in the si? mlmicipalitleB of Macleod were" for 1918 all by acclamation except No. 6, Fearce, where a contest was held, and Mr,'Fre4 Wood waa elected over. Mr. Stewart:, It was a cloia election. Mr. Wood'having only a few votes over .his opponent, Mr. Stewart. Mr. Stewort has held the poaitlou since the municipality, was formed, has worked hard for the district, and so is entitled to a rest, which he will no , doubt appreciate. In No. S, Harry Bright retains his seat without opposition. He is also chairman ot the board. In No. i, 'R. McNabb still oc-, copies the seal, while T. Johnson con-t.'nues In No. 3. George, Robinson Is the man in No. 3, and E. Murphy represents the people in No. 1. As -the; government intends spending' the, money received from the Motor Car License on roads, these men should. bo kept busy during' tho coming season. I , The special week ofi-prayor last week, was observed by the churches with good attendance, followed by-special attendance a^t all churches on Sunday. Jan. 13th. > \ During tho chlnook, the Ice In the river was broken up and carried out, but it has again.frozen over much'to the deliglit of the skaters and ice harvesters. Rev. J. A. Dyer, who was called east on account of his mother's death, -ro-turnod homo on Friday morning. C. H, Miler, farmer, who with his family have been spending the winter In Vancouver, D..C,j returned home^ Saturday, they leave this wook for Owon Sound, Ontario,' for a few; weeks visit with friends. 5 W. C. Branen of Pearce; *wlth' hIa; family, left fprvCallfornla to spend the winter. , ^  Ci Grler with \JrB., Grler left (tor tho Pacific coast tor B few weeksiv ContraotB. tor farm houses r am homes are being let for the comluj FOUND A T ' t . �'i.t'^l'l' seaso^, An Atlantic Port, Jan, 16,--A xnj Mibo'" resombllpg a bomb was tci^...,u oday beside the drydpok In tho y?^t. yard. The supposed bomb.was;, six vlnches long, wound ,wlth 1 . �md wire and- had a,;1UBe attaj! Written on It In German, ,'.ott, ^ald, wore4he words: "TWas" second explosive bomb," " �agllned to'be mofe sp^o' ing the ebaraoter ot tbe'.i ?1428076 73392 ;