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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THE LETimnmGK DAILY HERALD JULY AFTER THE PROFITEERS I a Those members ot would conscript wealth as well as flesh and blood are comias round tc the opiniou that the first hbdy o wealth which should teel the levy Is that ol the parti c1 ularl that of the profiteers who en1 gaged in the mauulaclure ol munitions and reaped the benefit ot the abnormal prices at the It has been frequently stated that the war has lelt in Canada a billion and a hall dollars worth o orders up to These orders have made a comparatively tew men and corpora tions enormously So Tar Finance Minister Whites special tales hare taken about twelve million dollar out ol them and will prohably tafce that much more iu round numbers tweu tvfive million li these men carried on their business in England they would have contributed to the Imperial treasury out of their swollen eome seven hundred and fitty million Seven hun dred and fifty millions applied to Can national which grows at an idarmlns pace on account of the Would reduce it to tolerable though hard pressed by the additional irouW not stag under the postbellum burdens as it threatens to do Our national debt is now one billion According to the best aulhor we raav have to raise sli hun dred million dollars before the war is This makes a total debt of one billion six hundred million dollars foriE population of eight a per debt o two hundred dollars f or every woman aad child in For the average family of it to one thousand dol the i In war years nisei which is only million dollars our current expenditures the This wlJch is mnch in thevrar taxes which many The have paid ol it by way of the customs tar Staeethe beginning ot He war Can borroTved from States and own people JSS5 An aggregate sum ot fVlt looki HVe Mmelhtng more than a coincidence that our borrowings account of the war which amount ltpK Sonld correspond so closely to the fifty per cent ot Jrprbfits Trhlch many fairmiaded men the profiieera OTght to pay namely It locks as If Providence ah eye on onr national mathema snd pointing how to iirikke own cost and A was leare Canada with a more rea natipnal say feren at that the people wfll have to meet the flied the public Ktricei the hundred thousand conscripted will costjuat as much per year one hundred thousand voluntary nairfcly a soldier costs in round figures i WO a year and the price is not going down In this connection it to uaiiy persons that it wonld be a Bweet and becoming thng en the part of the who have In hand seven and fifty million dollars which might have been hknded over to the that they should pay out their own for the new lery one hnnfred thousand men wlio are help the Germans and maio the profitwrV wealth eecureV It has angceited In so many words tiu thought dwells in many mlnda The other day the CUet Conaervatire gave a llsl ol some twentytwo companies which had paid in war taxes dur inj tho year This amount rcp reenls the twentyfive per tax paid on any profits they made over a legitimate peace profit ol seven per Multiply by four and you get what they made over and above what they should have namely Multiply too same anount by three and you get what they kept lor themselves aiter paying tiie pittance to the And these figures represent only twentytwo 01 course there are hundreds of it is appar ent that ihe money power of the coun try Is not being conscripted to nearly the same degree as the man Looking over liiddteboros list one observes that the William Davtes one cf Sir Joseph Klavelles numerous paid In 1915 an excess profits tax ol which means thai the William Davles Com pany made la qne year more than it one considers Sir Josephs protean disguises as a lood the many packing com panies in which he is interested here and in the United States and in Eng begins to understand the causes ot the nigh cost ol One also begins to understand hoiftSir Joseph can scourge he other profit eers for making hogs ot themselves when he Is mating so much money on his own account Sir who Is chairman of the Imperial Munitions and supposedly the power be hind the Borden governments has said that Canadians Ehould ho ashamed to make so much Ev erybody will admit that Sir Joseph ought to Another company which made con siderable hay while Ihe sun was shin Ing in 1915 liSha Imperial Oil Com In fact the Imperial Oil Com pany is the very top of Middle boros list Like Abou Ben AJhcm its all tho rest Tho Imperial Oil Company is the nama the Standard Oil Company John to do business la Canada In 1915 Imperial Oil Company pmid an excess profits taa of This means that lie Im perial Oil Company made almost three million dollars more than a legitimate of which it kept two million hree hundred thousand Every coal oil every motor every automobile paid cess to John There is noth ins like making old man He needs the money philari Imperial Oil Companys repre senlstlre in Ontario is the W Hanna who was but lately appoint ed food Hanna is ing without salary and it therefore be hoores ns not to look a gift horse in the But the question natur ally arises what is Hannas pel sonml attttnto toward tho people wb of an exit three initilon dollars compan he1 One hopes that Hi Hannaa efforts for Epot kerosene Hanna is said to be working for the good of the a more plentifully supply for himself than knlghl bOOili I i i PrlON ORGANIZE July1 Uon of tie telephone operators for a union have gone steadily on with Regina operators taking the The scale now ranges opera are joioine ihe union THE NEW STORE IS SHOW ING NEW CLOTHES A SPLENDID SHOWING OF HIGH GRADE SUITS FOR MEN WlfO APPRECIATE STYLISH WELL MA DE GOOD FITTIXtt i THE SERIOUS CONDITIONS EXISTING IN THE WOOLLEN MARKETS HAVE DELAYED OUR CLOTHINQ SHIPMENTS UNTIL THE LAST FEW BUT WE ARE NOW RECEIVING GOODS AND OUR STOCK OF CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS IS JUST ABOUT WE EVERY WELL DRESSED MAN TO BE ON FRIENDLY TERMS WITH OUR CLOTHING AND FDR SELECT YOUR CLOTHES AS YOU WOULD A THEY ARF YOUR CONSTANT COMPAN BY THEM YOU ARE JUDCED BEFORE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF THEY THE DOOR TO BOTH BIIBIMFRS Akin SOCIAL LET US YOU EXPRESS Any Straw Hat in the Store ADVANCE STYLES IN HATS We have just received a shipment of Portland aiid King Hats in the new shapes for in olive new mouse color in anil COLLARS and NECKWEAR JUST ARRIVED Call in and see our new They are Land We absolutely guarantee them to retain their original shqe aad Se0 Our Windows for Latest Models We tike tfili opportunity to thank the oood people of Leihbrldge and aurra ge ajnce tiklng over the business of for their nel KESTER to Rose Fifth Street South i Penalty Corns need now to waste time soaking ycnir feet ao often Nor run the lidt cf Btaejajr plasters Ths very night thoosarxfa of people wffl say goodbye to painful corns Touchy corns are even Hoejay twigs instant JtleC And in 48 boors the average com is Only a few stubborn ones require a or third 1 A Huejay with to healing fa applied in a no inconve The pain is not temporarily as whh There is no as with harsh Deckle to join the happy crowd tonight which nas won freedom the Bluejay Own Cwrresoondent Iincher Creek July A very quiet wedding took place at the Pres bfterlan manse at Cratihrook on Aibn July when Miss Agnes Nes sle Henderson ana Len gin of Pincher umiea in the of formcrtr pastor of KBox Creek and parents of he bridevere in After a short trip through and will re turn and tdte uptheir the bridegrooms ranch near A riulet wedding vyas solemnized on Juyl at Henrys when Miss Anna Nelson of became the bride of Cornelius only son of aqd lira of Father pemcres Tho brido was attenSed by Irene Hockstfen and the groom by Prank Only the Immedi ate relatives of the contracting part ies Tritnesaed and Heppner will reside BLONDIN DENIES IT July a iro to La Blondln de nies that he was the objectof a hos tile anticonscription demonstration on ThreeRivers ferry boaton Sun ANOTHER FOR THE EXKINGS CLUB WHEAT NOW1 J THE TIME TO BUY GOOD FARM Faraera In the Yvcst the past two years withprices at and per hushe havij been paying lor their lands out of one crop What they cot do with wheat and ail farm produce at their present prices Wo have some excellent properties belonging to Trust Estatea under our care which will appeal the farmer and and which must be realized SEND FOR T THE STANDARD TRUSTS Head Office Winnipeg Alberts Macleod write Divlh Aherta The Right Furnace McClarys Sunshine Furnace is lutely in idea j in design j 7 in construction in price and in per Its a furnace made for needs and complete in every single Write for de scrip faVe booklet WQsrfr SUNSHINE FURNACE TOROKTO MOKTUAL WIKinrKO VMtCOOTn For Sale by THE D1XON SHEET METAL OF CANADA Now Turk WHh Cask ta 1te Bak TM Cn toy to You haw hor costs more vhon JTOU hars to buj on Why pnctlce dcnUHcr a If open a Slvtags Acoouit In the Umoo of and wllh the buy at Cash The discounts will help to jour Unk and jou vil here made a good start li LETHBRIDOE BRANCH CAROSTOH 1RAHCH BARONS BRANCH Minigtr Mifiagtr ;