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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta JUNE 11, 1915 THE BRIDGE DAILY TIE HALT) PAGE FIVE Payroll in Making of Munitions of War in Canada a Million Weekly CONTINUED" MOM FRONT IJAOB_ No Apolooy lor "I am not licrc as an apnlonlsl for Jlajor (Ic'iiiTuI Hughes. Ho needs apologist. To ilic minister or mililia belong thr credit ol iniUatliiK I lie for flic urbanization ot the manlliactmcr in Canada in a way Hint tlicj- never organized be- fore in one. particular industry. all read Ilic oilier day the stirring words oi Uoyd-Cioui'iJC at Manches- lor The factories ol Urilain an-now being systematically organized (or Ihe jirudnetiun ol ammunition. Clcneral Hughes was tlie first man in Camilla tu grasp tliis idea. Canada Gets Contract "ShortIv after the war broke out] tin! minister received an order [ruin the llritish government for supplies ci( arms anil ammunition. Contracts were placed (or these, both in Canada anil United Slates, and then came tin- request for slirapncl shells, unloaded, in equal immliers ui l'i and 18 pounders. Canada pusscss- rs in lln: eily ui :t modern plant for the nmuufacturc of shells, lint it can only produce 7S shells per day. Then- was only one thing to do. The minister of militia conceived the idea of utilizing tlie engineering fac- tories throughout the Dominion for shell manufacture, and to secure IV co-operation of employers and .em- ployees in the engineering trades to itakc. up this patriotic work.. Kevcral manufacturers met the minister in Ottawa on the 2mi September. At. 1his meeting there were also present I'ol. C. Oreville llsreion, in- spector of arms and ammunition for the Dominion, and Col. K D. I.af- fcrty superintendent of the Domin- ion "arsenal at IJuchcc. After hearing explanations by Col. Laficrty as tu the manufacture of shells and their component parls, and the examina- tion oi drawings and specifications, came lo the conclusion that; the manufacturers of Canada could and should engage in this work. Appoint Sncit Committee the following week at a meeting called by General Hughes at.the Dominion arsenal at Quebec, a committee was appointed to organize the movement throughout the Do- minion. The members of this commit- are .Messrs. Thomas Caatlcy, of New Glasgow George Watts, Toronto 10. Carnegie, Wetland Oen- i-ral T. Uenson, master-general of Ordnance Mr. J. W. liorilcn, chief Recounting and paymaster-general I'ol. riarslon and Col. Laftcr.lv, the latter four representing the depart- ment of militia and defence. I had ;the honor to be named chairman oi this committee. I tiic additional satisfaction ol knowing that there wen: associated with me enthusiastic, colleagues who would do their utmost lo make the undertaking a success. In this I have not been disappointed. "Col Latterly undertook tlie tech- nical instruction ot the mauufacUir- I'lti, while to Col. Harslon was al- lot led Hie equally important duty ot .superintending tlie examination and inspection. Before tlie end of the month we were fortunate to secure flic of Col. David Carnegie o! London, llnglaii'l, as ordnance ad- visor. Col. Carnegie, who is one ol the authorities on steel ami munitions ot war., was for many years in dmrge of the shell iactory at Woolwich arsenal. He is a fellow of Ihe Uoial Society, Edinburgh, and an active' member of the most im- portant engineering institutions in Iho motherland. Col. Carnegie took up his duties immediately. Made-ln-Canada "General Hughes wns careful to impress upon the committee that to the utmost possible limit the com- petent parts of the shells should be "madc-in-Canada." This principle wo have constantly in mind and I am satisfied that when Hie war is over and these establishments cease manu iactunng munitions certain industries will have been created in the Domin- ion ot a lasting character, iroiu which the country will receive perma- nent benefit. For instance, I may mention that today Hie quantity ol copper refined and 'smelted is a mere Img-a-telle, although in the country cxpoitcd approximately 000 tons of copper ore in matter form. On the oilier hand Canada an- nually exports tons oi refined product-. Why should not the work of smelting and refining our native copper ores be done in Canada You will he pleased io learn that as ;i direct outcome of the work of the shell committee this will he made possible. 1 can assure you of this. thai within thrra or four months, we expect to be making in this countrv, from the native product-, all tin- cop- per hands required in Ihe production oi- shells. Now Producing Steel "At the outset our work was large- ly of a formalive character. We want- Canadian steel tor Canadian shells. Heretofore none such had been forthcoming. Col. Cantley was en- trusted with this work and the coun- try is under deep obligation to him for having rapidly installed and equip- ped a plant tor 'producing the tirst steel made in Canada for shell manu- COTTON DRESS CREPES ON SALE SATURDAY AT ----------111 c---------- 2000 YARDS FINK DRESS CKF.PKS for sale IOIIKMTUW ill lliis extremely low lio-ure. A mil the very lime Ilic .u'onds un; iii-j.sl. jieo'dtMl. They come. in. tfancy I'11 o nil and Stripe pat ferns in the pretty summer colorings of Haxo Blue, i'ink. Ilt-lio. Cream. Tan, Kose and (ireen. Phono orders will not lie accepted for (his material. We waiiI von lo corno to the store and select for yourself at lliis low price. All Other Wash Dress Goods Reduced For Saturday's Sale See the Scout Suits for Boys at THE SIMPSON CO., LIMITED They Look Alike The average cup of tea or coffee contains from 1% lo 3 grains of caffeine, a subtle, poisonous drug. Caffeine is cumulative, and day bv clay pounds aAvay at nerves, heart and other organs, finally showing in biliousness, headache, sleeplessness, 'hear! flutter, nervous prostration, etc. A cup of INSTANT POSTUM has a delicious, snappy flavour and fine color, but con- tains no tea, codec, caffeine, nor other harmful sub- stance. of whole wheat, roasted with a little wholesome a pure food-drink and is laking the place of .coffee with thousands of people who appre- ciate health and comfort. Posluni conies in two forms: Postum original thor- ough boiling lo bring out its flavour and food value, loc and 25c packages. Instant soluble prepared in the cup instantly with hot water. 30c and 50c tins. Both kinds arc equally per cup about the by grocers everywhere. "There's a Reason" for Postum Canadian- Poslum Cereal Co., Ltd.. Windsor. Out. tiine satisfying the shell committee beyond question lhat HIE component: parts of shells were correct in every particular before the finished article: passed into tlie hands of the govern- ment inspector. Placing Big Orders "Starting with the lirst onier for shrapnel we have since plac- ed orders aggregating shells, consisting ot 15 and 18 pound- er slirapncl, 18 pounder 1.5, and CO pounder high explosive shcli-s. In ad- dition we have placed-orders'for ilOfl cartridge cases, fuses, primers, and fric- tion tubes. "You will quite understand that in order to safeguard the interests of the country the committee, had to stipulate that contracts placed would be subject io cancellation, liach man- ufacturer adjust his own machinery to the particular work assigned to him, and is furnished with a set of inspection guages as a guide in mak- ing the inanuiacturing guages requir- ed. The preparation ot the drawings- tor the various parts and the prepar- ation oi guages and their distribution and use involved considerable labor, but we gol it done and done well. To give you an idea of a certain.fea- ture of our work, J may mention that the inspection of the various component parts, including the ana- Ivsis of material and physical tests call for the employment ol over 300 inspectors, besides several chief in- spectors. Most, of Ihe inspectors arc experienced machinists and tool mak- ers. The final inspection ot Hie finish- ed shells is carried out by nearly 300 examiners and district inspectors un- der the direction ot Col. Harston. Testing shells "Upon Col. Harslon also devolves the aslual proof tests, these being carried out at a certain place, the average number of shells lired daily being 300. As soon as the shells have passed examination and have been packed ready tor shipment, tlio man- ufacturer receives his cheque. Many Factories Busy "One hundred and Uiirly firms from from Halifax lo Vancouver arc en- gaged in the work of machining and assembling. Olhers are occupied in the manufacture of blanks; bullets, discs, cartridge cases, buckshot, prim- ers, tubes, tin cups for shrapnel, grub screws, sockets and plugs, steel base plates and boxes. From an enumera- tion ot these various articles it will be observed how extensive the scver- al operations are. At tlie present i hue no less than 217 factories are engaged in 'this work in IS cities and towns in the Dominion. In Montreal alone 35 factories are employed. Tor- onto has 28, Hamilton .17. Practical- ly every province of Canada is par- ticipating in this enterprise. The manufacture ot shells in this country is giving employment to between 000 and artisans, while the total weekly wage bill easily amounts to From these figures you will see what the shell making indus- try means to workingmen as well as lo the manufacturers of the Domin- ion. "In Ilic course of.a very short lime now we shall be producing from be- tween and shells per day. For tiie contracts already plac- ed it may interest you to know that tons ot steel, about tons of lead and several thousand tons of other materials arc required. "In addition to the manufacture of several thousand tons oi cordite and powder in connection with the pres- ent contract, ah important new in- dustry has been initiated in the Do- minion, viz.: The utilization of tlie by-producls from (lie Coke ovens' of ihe Do-minion Iron and Steel com- pany at Sydney, N.B., tor the nianu- Digestive Disorders Yield When the right help is sought at the right time. Indigestion is a torment. Biliousness causes suffering. Either is likely to lead to worse and weak- ening sickness. The right help, the best corrective for disordered, conditions of the stomach, liver, kidneys or bowels ia now known to ba and the right time to take this fa- mous family remedy is at the first sign of coming trouble. BeechamV Pills have so immediate an for good, by cleansing the system and purifying the blood, that you will know after a few doses they Are the Remedial Resort Sil. of Ar J MeJiefae in tbo World. Sold everywhere, la 25 CWU ability of our who have done 'wonders in developing methods oi manufacture which have hastened j the production ol the finished mater-1 ial. No Place for Politics "I am sure you will give the shell j committee credit for having done its j best in this national crisis. 1 will say this, anil I am sure everyone oi my colleagues of the committee will concur, that, in our work politics have hud no place, ami we have been given an absolutely free iiand. This is a time of national emergency which every true Briton must do his part according to the- anility with which lie has hcen endowed. I close, as 1 began, with Lord Kitchener's words 'Those who are engaged on the production of war material of any kind should not leave their work. It is to men who are not performing this duty that I appeal." ONEFOTJK NEWS Onefour, June are sing- ing merrily these days. Misses Emma and Tlllic Duncan have arrived from Ontario on a visit to their brothers here. The Blacktail Ranch has the calWe on the move for summer pasture Saskatchewan. School has opened in C. Current s house with Miss -Mabel Trainer charge as teacher. Grain buyers have been looking up crop prospects in this district. A 48-hour rain this week has again landed us in the mud. Somebody should tell Dr. lioche about it so that he may get rid of the erroneous idea that it is "too dry lo farm sat- isfactorily." fr THE PUBLIC MARKET SPECIAL SALE Choice Home-Cured Hams" and Bacons Mr. J. Driver, of Carmangay, has arrived in Lethbrldge with about 3000 pounds of Choice Home Cured Hams and Bacon, and will offer same by special sale, commencing............ TOMORROW, Saturday and continuing until Ms entire stock lias hcen soldi MR. JAS. SMITH, AUCTIONEER, WILL CONDUCT THE SALE. The people o[ J.etlibridge have never before had the onpov- tunity of securing such Choice Meats at extraordinary low prices, and every economist should take advantage of this sale and attend tho Market, Saturday, and the following week and be convinced of tlie numerous bnngains the Public .Market extends io you. There is also a full line of Fish, Poultry, Vegetables, Fresh Meats such as Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Beef, etc., and the Best Butter and Eggs at prices unequalled in the city. OUR SALES AND SMALL PROFITS. THE 1'UttLFC MARKET K.T. Hall, .5Hi .Street South. E. TOMPKIXS, AUCTION SALE AT McKILLOP'S OLD STAND. THIRD AVENUE SOUTH, AT 2.30 AND 7 O'CLOCK. FRANK WADDINGTQN is favored liv H. A. McKillop with instruc- le, sell liy Piihlic Auction anil Ahsolulc- lv Without Jveserve on ihe premises as, ahove, the Surplus Stock of ('lass GLASSWARE. CHINA I AND CROCKERY and Tea Sets in the Standard Patterns and Designs; Willow Pattern Dishes ami Platters: Dessert Services; Berry Sets; Fancy China in large quantities: Pitchers ot every description; Cups and Saucers in great variety; Glass and Hand Painted Vases; Glass Berry Bowls; Glass Jugs; Tumblers; Vine- gar Cruets; Sauce Bottles: Soil and Pepper Shakers; Toilet Sets; and a quantity of fine Quality- White Wear, suitable tor Hotel, Camp or Kitchen ware. This spleiioid stock will bp on view at the place of sale nn Friday Afternoon from 2 till and the public are cordially invited to call and inspect Ihe numerous items. Parties having incomplete sets have an excellent opportunity of making their shortages at this auction. Mr. McKillop has handed over to the Auctioneer a splendid 97-PIECE SERVICE which will be drawn for at the tvening sale. Every purchaser entitled to a chance. "Every item of this surplus stock must to "Wad- dingion. "I will do it with my little to >McK1IIop. AUCTION SALE of Furniture, Horses, Rigs and Harness in K. of P. Hall Store, 427 5th Street South, next to Market Building, Saturday, June 12th, at 2 -O'clock Sharp. Consisting of ilie of every siie; Kitolien Cup- lioards; Chiffonier; Buft'el; Dressers: Centre Tables; Upholstered Chairs; Writing Desks; pictures; Flowers; Reclining Kitchen Chairs; Dining Room Chairs; Extension Tables; 3 Cook Ranges; Gas Stoves; Coal Oil Stoves; Sen-ing Beddinj; Dishes: Cooking Utensils; Step Ladders; Extension Ladders; Car- penter Tools; Ropes; Paints, etc. SPECIAL HORSE SALE ON NEXT LOT TO K. OF P. STORE I Heavy Draft Team, weight 2800 pounds; 1 Bay Gelding, weight HOO pounds; 3 Single Driver, weight 1000 pounds; 1 Delivery Wagon; 1 Top Busiy; S Single Sets of Harness. NO RESERVE GUS NEIDIG, AUCTIONEER TERMS SASH I REMOVAL NOTICE! On MONDAY NEXT, JUNE 14lli, the Grocery Busi- ness of S. THOMPSON, of Glh Avenue South, will be removed lo store on 3rd Avenue South (next to P. Burns and Co.) While thanking our ninny customers for their esteemed patronage in Our old stand, 'soliciting-a continuance of the same, in out- new location, we respectfully solicit [he further patronage of the general public. W. S. Thompson TIIK FAMILY GHOCER'. PHONE 316 ;