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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME X. LETHBHIDGR. ALBERT A, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1917 NUMBER 180 VAST WAR PROFITS MADE BY PACKERS NOW EXPOSED1 Strike Is Now Ended Attack on Chinese Capital Began at Four o'clock This Morning ROYALISTS SURRENDER Toronto, Ont., July 13. - The street railway employees' union, early this morning votsd to accept an increase of 6 centa an hour and to return to work Friday at noon, vote 1068 for, 550 againat, HAL OIL CO. 10 IN FORBIDDEN CITY J cannot Make Satisfactory Deal With City For Water Service In Yards Shanghai, July 12.-A lien Tsin telegram says the republican attack on Pekin began at 4 o'clock this movning and that artillery, machine guns and airplanes arc being used. Five or six foreigners who were waIdling the fighting from the walls of the city were wounded. Surrendered Tien Tsin, July 12^--Republican headquarters report that three thousand hoops of General Chang llsun, the Monarchist leader, surrendered in the temple of heaven after a fight of two hours. Chang llsun took refuge in the Dutch legation. Fighting continues in the Forbidden City with a remnant of Chang Hsun's forces. A large lire is raging there. Railways of U. S. Refuse to Ship For Export Goods Banned By President CANADIAN GOODS WILL BE SHIPPED SOMEWHAT EMPTY Monarch's Decree Does Not Provide Any Really Democratic Form of Govt, Berlin, via London, July 13.-Era-peror William hns directed the following decree to the president of the Btate ministry, "Upon the report of my state ministry made to mo in obedience to my decree of April 7 of tho current year 1 herewith decldo to order a supplement to the same that tho draft of tho bill dealing with the alteration of the electoral law for the house of deputies, which is to he submitted to the diet of the monarchy for decision, is to be drawn up on the basis of equal franchise. The bill is to be submitted in any cbbc early enough that the jiext elections may take place according to the new franchise. 1 charge you to make all necessary arrangements for this purpose. Signed, William." The introduction Into the emperor's decree of tho phrase, "equal franchise" merely restores a provision which, according to Berlin gossip, was contained in the original draft of the emperor's Easter manifesto and was eliminated at the last moment in con-80(iuence of reactionary intriguo. It was also pointed out that the new imperial announcement does not prescribe immediate adoption of tho reforms Inasmuch as the next elections may not take place until after tho �war and that thorn is not. a word of the introduction of parliamentarism in tho imperial administration. Differences of opinion between tho city commissioners and the Imperial Oil Co. officalls In Southern Alberta has led the latter to consider moving their distributing headquarters in tho south from Letiebridgo to Medlelno Hat. The difference has arisen over the matter of cost of water, service for the oil company's yards hero. It seems that owing to the very great increase in the consumption of gasoline and other oils In Southern Alberta, the company decided that their establishment here should be enlarged by an addition to their bulldingB and tankage costing 1^5,000. Tho company claims that frofh two to six more men would be necesary to operate the plant were the additions made while tankage would bo provided to guard againBt future shortages of oils such as have affected the district in recent times. Hut between the city and tho company there is a difference as to the cost of installing water service at the plant. The city's proposal to the company was that the company should loan the city $1,000 at six per cent, and* pay a flat rate of $100 per annum tor the water service. The city would pay back to the company .out of this revenue $60 for the use of the money loaned, leaving the city $40 for the watet- service. The city claims that it would be impossible to undertake the extension of the water service In that district under any other condition as there arc no other firms who would take water from the extension, and there are many other applications of a similar nature which the city would havo to maice if it failed to protect itself by conditions such as have, been put to the oil company. The oil company on the other hand claims that it was the wish of the city council at the time they built their plant here that they build as far towards the outskirts as trackage would permit. They offered to loan tho city $1,000 at six per cent to carry water out to them, but they think they are entitled to their water service at the regular rates. They consider the $100 per annum asked by tho city in the nature of a holdup. They claim that It the water main were already Installed they could get service under the regular rates at between $20 and $25 per annum. As heavy taxpayers they cannot Bee the justice In their paying tor tho water main and on top of that an ahnormal water rental. The result is that their Washington, July 1C.-An embargo effective immediately against all shipments intended for export of commodities named in President Wilson's recent export proclamation except Italians Have a Million Surplus Soldiers Ready New York, July 13.-"Itnly," says a Washington dispatch to the New York World, "has 1,000,-000 soldiers, trained and oqulpped, prepared to fight on any front except In the Au&tro-ltallan theatre of war, where there la no place for them, the lines being filled and thorc being an excess of reserves. .It Is stated on high authority that negotiations are in progress between the Italian and British and French governments respecting a suitable front for these surplus troops, but those governments had not agreed upon a location of them. German Attacks on the Western Front Repulsed Petrograd, July 13.-In the course of tho Martyres salient near the Vid- of the battles in Eastern Galicia on Wednesday says the official statement issued today by the Russian war department the Itusslans captured ten officers and 850 rank and file, chiefly Germans. They also took five heavy guns and ten machine guns. Hun Attacks Failed. Paris, July 13.-"During the night' when bills of lading are presented j the artillery fighting was particularly with a federal license number fur-1 active in the region of St. Quentin nished or authorized by the export I Du Pantheon, and on the two banks council at Washington, was ordered of the Meuse," sftjrs the official war today by tho American railway associations committee on car service. The notice to all railroads follows: "Pursuant to the proclamation of the President of the United States dated July !), barring certain exports under federal license, railroads are directed to place telegraphic embargo, effective immediately, against all shipments of coal, coke, feed, grain, flour and meal therefrom, foodder, meat and fats, fuel, oils, kerosene, gasoline, pig Iron and steel billets, ship plates, structural shapes, scrap iron and steel ferotnanganse, fertilizers, arms, ammunition, explosives." Arrangements have been made under which all shipments consigned to points in Canada can go forward as heretofore. office statement ' today. The com- munication adds, "Knemy attacks east | Nietiport." alet wood at Hill 304 and in the Caur-ieros wood failed under our fire." British Raids. London, July 13.-Military operations in Northern France and Belgium last night were confined to raids. The British official statement issued today says: "We raided the enemy's trenches last night south of Hulluch and southeast of Ypros. Wo captured a few prisoners. Hostile raiding parties wer succesfully repulsed, southeast of Gavrellc, in the neighborhood of the Ypros-Comines canal, and east of LAST DAY OF THE That the government will appropriate $0000 for tho reconstruction of tho fair buildings was the word received by Mayor Hardic this morning from W. A. Buchanan, M.P., at Ottawa, who is looking after the interests of the city in this mattor at that end. Mayor I-Iardio is not sure that this amount will do the work, It having been estimated at $8,000. However, it appears as If some action may be expected soon and the buildings madp ready for a fat stock show next spring, if it is decided to hold one. I LACK OF COURTESY I made a big mistake that they couldn't go too far to romedy. A. B. Hogg explained the apparent reasons for the misunderstanding. S. S. Dunham said the board of trade had come to depend too much on the goodness of President Marnoch in looking after their community affairs, lie Intimated that it was a case of "Let George do it" in altogether too many of the board's activities. ON BATTLEFIELD, THE PUBLIC Report to Labor Department Slums Up the Proflt-i Grabbers Who Have Exploited the War-Time 1 Needs of Country-Sir Joseph Flavolle Made-i Millions in Inflated Prices of Food Necessities. GOVERNMENT WILL BE COMPELLED TO TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY -Revelations as to by the packing Pres. Marnoch Speaks Out-AH Agreed Apology Owing to Carmangay Chicago, July 13.-For the first "Either the ..courage js oozing out of the heels of. us. Lethbridge, people, or we are so lousy with business and money that wo are unable to put forth any concerted effort." With this as his text and the lack of courtesy shown by the people of the city on the occasion of the visit of sixty-one autoloads of Carmangay people on Wednesday as his particular reference, President Marnoch of the board of trade proceeded last night at the monthly meeting of the board to talk to the members like a Dutch uncle in the matter of their duty. The president did it in right pleasing style. The members took it stoically, knowing all the time it was coming to them. In the end it was decided that Lethbridge couldn't place before their Carmangay neighbors too handsome an apology for their lapse in courtesy. It was decided that the break was the result of lack of co-operation among the business men and failure to appreciate the opportunity that was theirs. With tho Lethbridge board of trade there will join in the apology the Aiito Club, the Baseball club and the Gun Club. Have ForQotten the Lesson. The president took advantage of the opening offered to show that the business and professional men of the city LT. KERR SUFFERS FROM GAS EFFECTS Lt. Kirkham Has Bad Arm-Lt. Donnan Is Brigade Bombing Officer timo since the establishment of the C!LiCT��Tt.?L Hfl ^VJa ItaOieM proaperouTamw seemed^ representatives are tdday in Medicine |Stlll. wheat came today to a dead stand- Hat loking over tho' ground there with the idea of making the Hat the main distributing centre for Southern Alberta with Lethbridge a branch under tho Hat's supervision. 150 AER06 IN PARIS CELEBRATION, Paris, July ia.-One hundred and fifty buttle planes in flotillas will take part in the celebration of the fall of the Bastille tomorrow In Paris. This is one of the most important aerial squadrons In the French service. It will fly over tho marching route of the troops during the ceremonies. Not a single transaction took place - ^^hota,�� during tho first half hour of tho 1 session of the board and there were no bids or offers whatever on which to base even nominal prices. The unprecedented halt was attributed in tho main to uncertainty as have forgotten the lesson they had learned so well during the dark days was to link the city up with the surrounding district. A few years ago the citizens of Lethbridge thought it tho proper thing to do to spend thousands of dollars on publicity and thousands more on/ a campaign to to what would be the outcome of the br, manufacturers to the city. Impending food legislation in congress. 1 STUDENT AVIATORS. W. A. Buchanan. M.P., received a letter the other day from Lt. Chas. Kerr, who is a patient in No. 1 London General Hospital. He was gassed at Vimy Ridge with the result that he has had severe trouble with his heart and lungs. It it not likely that he will be able to return to active service. Ho reports that Lt. Norman Kirkham is in the same hospital and has a very bad right arm, and he thinks his chances of going hack to France are very slim. Lt. Hugh Don-nan is now the brigade bombing officer, Lt. Kerr says. Ottawa, July 13.-the millions made houses in Canada during tho past conplp of years, since the spectacular rise In prices, are given in a further report just printed, to the minister of labor by W. F. O'Connor. A profit of Ave million dollars last year on bacon Is believed the share of the company headed by Sir Joseph Flavolle, Bart., head of the Imperial uiunitions board. The other bit company which shares for the most part the bacon monopoly of Canada, namely, Matthews, Black-well, Limited, cleaned up about a million and a half. Mr. O'Connor says: "The basis of a monopoly in this commodity existed before the war. In 1014 these two companies exported more than half the total bacon exported by Canada. Their control of the bacon situation has been, much strengthened since." In 1914 the two companies together sold 140,000,000 pounds out of 151,000,000 pounds sold by all the cold storage companies In Canada. In 191ti. the year when bacon prices soared most, the Flavelle company exported 95,000,000 pounds \ of bacon out of a total Canadian ex port of 169,000,000. The margin of profit, according to Mr. O'Connor, was 5.05 cents per pound aggregating ?4. 898,000. - The total bacon business handled by the company last year is estimated at 100,000,000 pounds, at an average profit of 6.05 cents per pound, In 1915 the company exported 57,-000,000 pounds at an average profit of 3.07 cents per pound. The total business of the company aggregated some (10,000,000 pounds. In 1014 the company did a fourteen million pound business with profit averaging 3.06 LIEUT. ADAM HAS cents per pound. Commenting on the : Increased selling price and margin ot \ profit last year, as compared with) 1914 and 1915, Mr. O'Connor says: "There is no evidence ot corree*, pondlngly increased storage or other ; costs. The margin of 3.67 cents wae' sufficiently satisfactory and profitable In 1915. Why not 1916?" , The .Matthews, Blackwell company,} according to Mr. O'Connor, did a total business of 40,000,000 pounds last year, tho margin of profit being 3.05 cents per pound. In 1915 the company's business aggregated 30,000,000 pounds at a mar-1 gin of profit of 3.02 cents per pound. In 1914 the business was nine million pounds and the margin of profit 1.02 cents per pound. .In 1913 the busi-t, ness was fpur million pounds and tho margin of profit 2.02 cents per pound. Govt. To Take Action Ottawa, July 13.--The Journal-Press * lni connection with its story ot the report says that in all probability drastic action will be taken to demand forthc public treasury the immense profits made out of the war when soV diers and civilians had to be fed. "Taken in conjunction with the report made by Mr. O'Connor on Wed-' nesdny that in certain articles of food the hugo. supplies had in cold storage piahts-were'unjusttoable, there fsMlt-' tie doubt that parliament will not he * allowed to dissolve before the impos- A FIELD DAY New York, July 12.-At least 50 student aviators will be graduated from the aviation school at Garden ' spring there seems to be a lethargy or they learned that the right thing to do was to help the rural population to become prosperous and they had won a reputation as a board of trade by their work in this direction that would always live. But this Lieut. Win. Adam, former city engineer ot Lethbridge, and who went overseas as an officer with a corps of engineers, hag been decorated for service at Vimy ridge, according to word received in the city by friends. Lieut. Adam writes that he came through Vimy Ridge safely, and, to quote his own words, "I now wear a ribbon,on inv right breast to. show that what I did was of some use." What the decoration is ho does not state, but it ? Medicine Hat, July 12.- ? There were 150 city and pro-: vlnclal police cases disposed ot ? today, the fines aggregating �^�4v'>*>**v� fronts of Europe. Crops in S. Alberta Are Best in West, Says Expert "Without a doubt, the crops wo have Been in Southern Alberta are the bost In Western Canada," said President W. H. McWilliams of tho Canadian Elevator Co., who is one ot tho party with General Manager Grant Hall of the C. P. 11. In the elty today. In on interview with the Herald on the arrival of tho Hpeclal from Mnny-berrios, President McWllllanu-, said crops in Western Canada ranged very good to poor. "Along the Aldorslde branch and also along the Many berries l|no from Foremost oust the crops'are aniout; the best I have Been. These districts aoem to have plenty of. rain. But on ilw whole the crop lb numewuttt spot- turu ted. Of course, it is too early yet to make any protliction ns to tho west's total. Good rains of a general naturo throughout the west would do , very much to put the crop in shape." President McWilliams is also a director of tho A. McDonald Co. and visited the local branch while in the city. With the party were, also Geo, W, Allen, K. (!., of Winnipeg, W. Dobell, Western manager of the Ogilvle .Milling Co., and General Superintendent Cameron. The party left for the oaBt tlilB afternoon. They are collecting samplos ot Smithorn Alberta's crop which will bu shown iu Winnipeg on their re- in the board of trade work. Nobody seems to have time to attend to anything. "You had to be taken to the water conference by the scuff ot your necks in order to show the ordinary courtesy you owed to the delegates who attended from thousands of miles. Either wo're connecting up with the country districts or we're not. If,we are then let us show that we appreciate our position. ,If we're not, then let us not boast about it." President Marnoch also referred to the Manyberries special excursion which four business men patronized. He hoped that Lethbridge would make an opportunity to visit the new towns. A number of members spoke in the manner of a confessional and lt was tacitly agreed that Lethbridge had Many Vital Changes Made In the Conscription Bill MARKETS October wheat ............ .. 200 Local track oats .....   64'/2 October oats........,.... October flax <............. .. 280 WEATHER High.......... ..............' 74 Low.......................... 54 Forecast-Fine and warm, showers l(i some local itiw. Ottawa, July 12.-The house spent the day iu further consideration of the detailB of tho military service act in committee. During the afternoon the discussion was largely of a legal and technical character, a number of amendments being adopted, relating more particularly to the conduct of exemption, cases which reach tho court of appeals. In this connection the government accepted a proposal made by the opposition that an appeal from a local tribunal, consisting of one or more comity court judges, must be heard by a judge of a higher court. The government also announced that it would accept the suggestion ot Hon. George P. Graham that more than a monetary penalty be imposed on judges or others seleetedas members of tribunals, who refused to act without cause. The idea was to prevent such persons from buying themselves off. The amendment strikes out the fine and substitutes imprisonment of not loss than three months"or more than two years. As anticipated-there was a spirited dis- cussion ot the penalty clauses which were considered at the evening session ot the house. Sir Wilfrid Laurior, Hon. Frank Oliver, Hon. George Graham and other members of the opposition assorted that' they were too drastic in their character, referring to the clause Imposing, a minimum fine of $100 for any contravention of the act, Sir Wilfrid Laurier said, "This is not drastic, it is draconian." The opposition urged that a minimum fine should be provided for trivial oftenseB. Hon. Arthur Molghen, after some discussion said that It. might be as well to have a smaller fine than $100 for offenses that were not serious. He thereupon urged that the minimum should be reduced from $100 to $10. In connection with the provision tor Imprisonment for a tarm ot from one to five years In tho case of' persons who do anything to embarrass the govern meut in the administration of .' the law, It was argued by opposition members that a man would be liable to punishment for criticising the minis Petrograd, July 13. - The Finnish diet on Thursday passed the second reading of a bill virtually establishing Finnish independence. The introduction ot the bill has created a serious crisis here and M. Tonetdse, president of Uio council of workmen's and soldiers' delegates has gone to Holsingtore in an effort to settle tho difficulties. An indication of the seriousness of the situation was a late sitting of the Petrograd cabinet and a decision of Premier Lvoff to summon back to the capital the ministers who are now with the army. According to the Birz Hevlya, M. Lvoff's socialist colleagues declare themselves in principle in sympathy with Finland's move. The premier and other ministers belonging to the cabinet party refuse, however, to allow Finland to determine her relation with Russia, insisting they must wait until tho meeting with the constituent assembly. (CONHNVID ON. fAQI.f) Petrograd, July 13.-The serious financial problems confronting the Russian government were referred to in a report read at a private meeting t the duma yesterday by Deputy Bublikoff who aatd the nation'* gold reserve ot l,71i,0u0,000 roubles covered 13.6 per cent of the paper money ot tho state now in circulation. Tho debt which at the end of 1913 � was 8,800,000,000 roubles, at the beginning of 1!U7 war 33,600,000.000. It the paper money issued during the war were added, he said, the total debt was brought up to about 46,000,000^; roubles. I A.:C 74 7022 1933 18017215 7517 231868 ;