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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1018 THE LETITBRirroK DAIT.T HtttULD ^AGK SEVEN ERS STATE, "The governments arc crying to the farmers for moro production, asking uk to crop every ucre we poaaibly can, and yet some of the people In the clt-ien want to handicap us by tak ng away the convenience of Saturday night shopping. Wo must have Saturday night or some other night on which the shopn nre open, or we will bo compelled to take half a day off every week or so to come to town and shop, and wo will lose production by that much." That la O. T. Lathrop's view of the Factory Act as expressed before the special commission of enquiry on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Lathrop talked straight from the shoulder. He said that he often cams in from bis farm at Grassy Lake, 60 miles away, to do special shopping on Saturday evenings, leaving after six oclock and arriving in time to complete his purchases. C. S. Crest substantiated this evidence. He also said that he had six hired men. They want to shop a couple of times a month and he usually gives theni a horse and rig on Saturday even nga to come to town for that purpose. It the shops were,not open they would want to shop anyway and would ask for time off during the day, and would thus lose a day or two a month. He thought it would*be unfair to close the stores on Saturday evenings while the war is on. Miss Pearson for the clerks protested against the 12-hour shopping day on Saturday so far as the lady clerks are concerned, stating that the long day was nerve-wrecking and ought to be abolished. She made a strong plea along this line. That was all the evidence heard during the afternoon session and the commission left for Calgary during the evening. Scandinavia comes reports alleging that conditions are grave. Rumors of this sort coming by way of Hapar-anda, have proved unreliable so frequently that they may well be received with caution. In this Instance tbey are to the effect that a committee of safety in Petrograd has issued a manifesto stating that the counter revolutionaries have united to fight 4.he present government, that former Premier Kerensky, M. Savinkoff and other leadera of the opposition to the Bolshevik! have arrived in Petrograd from the Don and that severe fighting is In progress. It .Is reported the Bolshevik! have hastily summoned 2000 sailors from Halsingfors and Kron-stadt, and that warships in the Neva are taking part in the encounters. Another report from the same source says the situation Is rapidly approaching a climax but makes no mention of a concerted movement or of actual fighting. It adds that events of the gravest importance are impending. VALUABLE NEW SHELL PERFECTED 318 5th Street f m _� - -i- > Says U. F. A. Committee in Presenting Report to the Annual Convention Will Be of Gre^t Value in War Against Hun Sub* marines � * Washington, .Jan. 23.-The non-ricochet shell, a weapon as deadly as (ho depth charge, is thai newest device perfected by the navy ordnance experts for use against German submarines. / The new shell dives when it strikes the water, instead of bouncing, as do the ordinary missiles. Trhough the use of .a new fuse the charge can be made to explode on contact with a solid surface under the water or at a pre-do-termined depth. The value of the latest anti-submarine weapon lies ip the fact that rfhots which fail sltghtly short will be of as much effect as those which register direct hits. Pursuing its course foe-| neath the water, tile shell will explode .against the side of the submerg-! ed submarine. T LIKELY ALLOW Detroit, Mich., Jan. 23.-Although nearly a score of persons .i-had been taken to police headquarters and questioned during the day, no trace has been found of the $65,000 in jewels and cash taken by three men who yesterday held up the downtown jewelry store of Ralph Dewey. A hurried estimate 'of the amount of jewelry and cash taken first placed its value at $60,000 but a careful check up later showed that it totalled $65,-000. t W,. R, Grainger, ^manager of- the tore, who was.badly beaten, gagged and bound by the bandits, was able to give detectives only a meagre description of the men. According to' the police the robbery ; was one of the biggest In the city's his-1 tory. * Ottawa. Jan. 23.-No further*" announcement with regard to the govern men t's shipbuilding programme made public some time ago Is yet available. The report com'ng from Vancouver to the effect that the province of British Columbia would lend Its aid to the establishment of a large steel company on the Pacific coast for the manufacture of steel ships, has been received with considerable Interest here. In this connection, however, it Ig pointed out that, according to the statement of policy by Hon. C. C. Bal-lantyne, minister of marine, it was said that "during the continuance of the war atid for some time thereafter,, the construction of steel ships In Canadian yards for'foreign registry will not be permitted." Winnipeg, Jan. 23.-Lumbermen representing: 1,200 retail yards in Western Canada in convention in the Royal Alexandra Hotel today voiced their strong objection to the proposed Increase of 15 per cent in the freight rates, and submitted two methods by which the government might increase its revenue. One method suggested was to eliminate railway lines where government railroads, including the Canad an Northern Railway were duplicated, and pull up the rails *n such places, using I these rails for the repair of other parts of the system.. Another alternative suggested was that as tljey believed the increase was designed to raise revenue, to have a . spec'al government tax added on freight bills during the period of the NGREASE IN t I war. tCoxyivuKti fiiom Front Pare) come through. The arrest of many-Socialist members of tho constituent assembly and of a battalion of death, reported this morning, indicates that there may have been a recurrence of trouble In th� Russian capital. From St. Johns, Nfld., Jan. 23.-The handicap imposed upon the pustoms revenue of Newfoundland by the passage of the act which made illegal the Importation, manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors after December 31, 1916, has been entirely removed. The revenue for the calendar year 1917, amounting to $4,442,476, was greater by $25,867ithan that for 1916, when* liquors weve still being imported. The Importations in 1916 in fact, were greater than in normal previous years, because a large number of people laid in supplies of Pquor for consumption after the putting Into effect of the prohibition la\y. The colonial revenue gained about $400,000 during the ye*ar from this source. Ah fish and other exports are now commanding high prices because -o� j war conditions with resultant prosperity In the island and demands for labor wh'ch cannot be met, officials believe^ that the revenue for the current year will show a still further increase. � VESSEL LOST Prince Rupert, B.C., Jan. 22.-The fishing vessels Kit wan ga, of the Deep ' Sea company, has been lost off Graham Island. .Captain Oswald and the men aboard the Kltwanga made shore in safety. The ship was Insured. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE r ri Capital Paid Up. $15,000,000 J SK EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LUD., D.C.L.. Ptatdbw K V F. JONES. An'tpen'L Manager . 1" SIR JOHN AIRD. C�ncn.1 Mmittf v.cdtowN. : Brftnche* 5C0, SAF DEPOSIT BUSINESS Calgary, Jan. 23.-Pointing out that "much of the legislation already on the statutes shows signs of having been very hastily prepared, and without that amount of consideration from all angles that government legislation should receive," ttie report of the legislative committee'submitted to the 1J. F. A. convention consists largely of a review of legislation already enacted In Alberta. Warning against the forcing of similar  111 digested legislation, the committee report says: "It would not he wise nor would it add anything to the weight or influence of the U. K. A. If we also were guilty of forcing on the government hasty or Ill-advised legislation in connection with the resolutions passed at the convention, many of which on in^ veatlgatlou are found to have been passed without full or proper information on the subject, or under a misapprehension a a to the actual facts." Among other things, the committee states that the question of a Short Term Credits Act will be' 4> > + * The Eank recommends the use of its safety deposit boxes for the keeping' of valuable, documents, moderate. Our csai'ges are 131 w Lethbridge Branch - - R. T. Brj'mner, Mgr. ? ? ? J* < < < CABINET MEETINGS Ottawa, Jan. 23.-Under arrangements now completed, the cabinot council meets regularly on Monday, Wednesday and , Friday afternoons with addit