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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETHBRIDOE DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1917 War Office Post for C.P.R. Manager M 1.�\ for- Is A J O R OeoTge Mo L a r e n Brown, Reserve of Officers. Canadian (Militia, has been lappotntod Assist-but Director (unpaid) at-the War pSee. with U19 tank of Lieut.-(Colonel w'ullo so employed. , Major McLaren Brown is the'European Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was born in Hamilton, Ont., In 1SG5, his father, Adam Brown, being k Scotsman from Dumfries hire, atxl his mother an Kngli shwonian Irom Shrewsbury. In 1857 ho was MAJOR Q. SIcL. BROWN, appointed Agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway at Vancouver, promoted Ove years later to be Asst. General Passenger Agent,-Western Division, And subsequently became in turn Executive Agent, Superintendent of Hotels and Dining and Sleeping Car Dept. and General Passenger Agent, C. P. R. Atlantic Steamship Lines. In 190S Major Brown was appointed General European Traffic Ag*ent, and in 1?10 General European Manager, with head offices at 62/5. Charing Cross, London, S.W. In all these positions Major Mel^iren Brown has shown himself possessed Dr rare organlting and executive skilL THE OLD PRICE UNTIL JUNE 30th Stock Taking: Sale. Big Savings on Luggage Trunks, Suit Cases, Bags Tents and Awnings Harness, Sporting Goods, Cutlery, Etc. See Us Tomorrow or Next Week. Alberta Saddlery Co. A THE NEWSPRINT Ottawa, Juno 21.-A sensation developed in the newsprint Investigation before Commissioner PrlngH) today when just before tlio close of the forenoon sitting -\V. X. Tllley. K. C, counsel for the publishers, withdrew from tho case on their behalf after unsuccessfully trying to delve Into the operations of the companies engaged in tho export of paper from Canada. The wiiiniiawnl followed a ruling by Mr. Pringle that under the order in council his investigations were confined to the cost of production, selling price nnd supply of newsprint in Canada and could not embrace tho operations of Canadian companies across tho lino. There was much heated discussion on the point between opposing counsel and tie publishers' representative was successful to the extent of learning the names of the Canadian firms In the Canada Kxport company, a question Mr. Pringle permitted during the oxnmnatoii of J. A. Bothwell, general manager of tho Brampton Pulp and Papor company. There are four companies in the Canadian Export company, viz.. The Laurentide company, Price Brothers, Helgo-Cunadian company and The Brampton company. J. A. McCarthy, president of Price Brothers, Is also president of tho Canadian Export company, with Mr. Bothwell as vice-president and H. Biermans of the Belgo-Canadian and George Chahoou of the Laurentide as directors. Mr. Bothwell denied that It had anything to do with price-fixing in Canada, being he claimed, simply a selling agent for export trade only. Some very interesting developments characterized the session. The manufacturers of newsprint paper were under cross-examination in regard to cost of production and selling prices which they had submitted in response to a circular sent out by Commis-jsioner Pringle. H. A. Stewart, K. C, of Brockville. is counsel for the gov-iernmont; W. N. Tiiiey. K. C, repre-I sents the Daily and Weekly Newspapers and there is quite an array of counsel representing the manufac- tyirers. It developed in the cross-ex-; amination that in many of the state-: ments submitted one or both the two i principal items in the cost of paper, : ground wood and sulphite had been ! entered at arbitrary figures instead � of at the actual cost of production. | The treasurer of one paper manu-! facturing company said he had used | an arbitrary figure instead of the act-i ual cost for ground wood on the instructions of the president of his com-! pany, and he had understood from the j latter that the price used had been agreed upon. Another witness agreed that the use of arbitrary figures instead of actual cost of production had been adopted I by his mill during the latter part of 1P16 in accordance with an understanding among the manufacturers. Mr. Tiiiey endeavored to establish a connection between the change in the method of cost recording at that time and the fact that the appeal of the newspapers to the government was made on October 7, 1916. One witness admitted a change in the method of writing off depreciation in his mill which increased the allowance for this item by about 50 per cent. It was brought out that this change in method had been made for the first time in the preparation of the reply to Commissioner Pringle's questioning. In the case of one company it was shown that the use of actual cost of production of ground wood and sulphite instead of the arbitrary figures which had'"been used by that company meant the difference on its 1916 business between a loss of ?10.45 a ton and a profit of $7.37 a ton. It was brought out that even a profit of $7.37 a ton was .after paying $1.50 a ton to a selling Agency and allowing for depreciation an amount that was $4 a ton higher than the amount fixed by the federal trade commission of the United States. The e-vidence showed that the Abitibi Power and Paper Company, Limited, and Spanish River Pulp and Paper Company, Limited, whose combined output is almost one-third of the total Canadian production of newsprint paper, sell their entire product through George A. Mead & Co., of Dayton, Ohio, of which George H. Mead, president of the Spanish River Pulp and Power Co., Ltd., is practically sole proprietor. CANADIANS HONORED. London, .Tune 21.-During the present year tho following decorations havo been won by Canadians serving with tho Royal FJyJtig corps or the Naval Air sorvlcd: Distinguished Sen-Ice Order-Lieut. A. C�. Knight; >8ub-Lleut. J. .1. Ma-lone. Distinguished Service Cross-Lieut. L. S. lSrendner; Lieut. .1. S. Fall. Bar to Military/Cross-Captain F. C. Shcran. ,i Military Cross-Lieutenants F. 0. Mttivvillo. W. A. Bishop. .1 C. F. Oweti, \V. G. .Marker uml W. D. Math-eson. 70 � OF DEATH" IS NOW ORGANIZED I'etrograd, .June 21.-Tho "command of death." which Is the official title of the women's regiment rniBcd by the twice-wounded girl officer Vora Buitchkarijff, will be reviewed today bv Minister of War Keretisky. The regiment will have Its first public parade on Sunday and will leave In a fortnight for tho front, probably for the Minsk sector. Tho xVssocitited Press correspondent who visited the barracks in Torgyava street found posted at tho gate a little blue-eyed sentry In a soldier's khaki blouse, short breeches, green forage cap'-ordinary woman's black stockings and neat shoes. The sentry was Murya-Skrydloff, daughter of Admiral Skrydloff. former commander of the Baltic fleet and minister of marine. Inside there were four larpo dormitories, the beds without bedding and strewn with heavy soldiers' overcoats. In the court yard 300 girls were at drill, mostly between IS and 25 years of age, of good physique and many of them pretty. They wora their hair short or had their heads entirely shaven. They were drilling under the instruction of a male sergeant of the Volynsky regiment and marched to an exaggerated goose step. Commander Lieut. Buitehkareff explained that most of the recruits were from the higher educational academies or secondary schools with a few peasants, factory girls and servants. Some married women were accepted, but none who had children. The girl commander sr>l: . "Wo apply the rigid system of discipline of the pre-revolutionary army, repecting the new principle of soldier self-government. Having no time to inure the girls gradually to hardships we impose a spartau regime'from the first. They sleep on boards  without bedclothes, thus immediately eliminating tho weak." The smallest breach of discipline, i�:punished by expulsion in disgrace. ~ "The ordinary.'soidrars'^-foodr is furnished by the guards' equipage corps. We rise at 4 a.m. and! drill daily from 7 to 11 and again from 1 to G p.m. "The girls carry the cavalry carbine which is five pounds lighter thau the regular army rifle. On our first parade I requested any girl whose motives were frivolous to step out. Only one did so, but inter many who were unable to stand the privations left us. "We are fully official and are already entered on the list of regiments. Uniforms and supplies are received daily from the ' ministry of war, to which we render account and present reports. Yesterday the commander of the Petrograd military district reviewed us and expressed his satisfaction. I am convinced that we will excel the male fighters." \sked as to the attitude of the male army. Commander Buitehkareff said that only the Volynsky regiment, which led the Petrograd revolution was really favorable. �. The regimental clerk is Madame BaTbara Rukovishikoff, editor of the Woman and Economy, and author of i some admirable short- stories. She said that Mme. Keronsky. Intended to join the regiment not as a soldier, but as a sister of mercy. T John Wallace Killed In Action -Sergt. Mnrcellus Is Wounded (From Onr nwn Corrospumlent) Mnohcr Crook, June 21. - Official word has been received by Mrs. Walter Mnrcellus or FIshburn, Hint her husband had been wounded on tho 3rd of Juno. Sergt. Mnrcellus le tho third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Marcellus, ex-M.P.P., to go overseas. Ho has been in tho trenches since tho middle of January, having loft here with tho 192nd. He was exceedingly proud of the little Jap of his troop who won tho Victoria Cross soon after their cntoring active service Ills two younger brothers left a year ago with the 13th and Corp. Tom having lost iiis health after being in tho trenches a couple months, was invalided to England, where ho Is convalescent. Pte. George hns been In tho thick of tho fighting since August and on last report was still well, Lieut. II. G. Dunsdnle. was nlso~ot tho FIshburn neighborhood nnd his many friends are delighted to hear of his being promoted to the rank of major, of his rocelvlng tho military cross and of his recovery of tho severe hand wound recoived In the battlo of Viiuy Ridge. Word was also received today that John Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jns. Wallace, formerly of Dry Fork, had been killed in action. Much sympathy-is felt for his parents. Tho young hero was well known hero, having worked at Scott's a few years ago. VA tolegram was received on Wednesday by Mr. Thornley stating that his son Joseph had been wounded in tho back and left arm, and is now In hospital In England. Word was also received that (Scot-ty) B. W. Buchan, who has been in the fighting sinco the early days of the war had been invalided to England, suffering from rheumatism. ANTI-SUFFRAGE DEMONSTRATION. Washington, June 21.-The persistency of suffrage sentinels at tho White House in hoisting banners bearing Inscriptions interpreted as being "treasonable" culminated in au anti-suffrage demonstration there today when a crowd of nearly 1,000 persons tore down the banners for a second time. The inscription on tho banner today was the same as that on the one displayed yesterday, accusing President Wilson and Elihu Root of deceiving Russia, and saying the United States is not democratic and pleading with the Russian mission to demand tho enfranchisement of women in the United States. Give secure footing on slippery pavements. 50^ PAIR PUT ON FARMERS' PICNIC AT (From Our Own Correspondent) Lucky Strike, June 21.-There assembled at Young's Crossing on Juno 20th an assemblage of farmerB entirely different than appeared three years ago,in 1914. That year only a few autos could bo seen, while today one hundred and five formed a circle round tho ball Held and over one hundred were in different parts of the fluid, showing the prosperity that has come to the farmers in tho last three years. The morning camo cold and cloudy, but in the afternoon the sun camo out, making a most perfect day. Tho luncheon booth was ably mannged by tho Woman's Institute of Sleepy Hollow, consisting of Mrs. Cornwall, Mrs. Otto, Mrs. Hotzo and Mrs. McKnlght. The horse rnco was won by E. Page, first, and Walter Satterly, second. Tho pony race by Bene Collins, first, and Otto Remington, second. Boys' running raco, Paul Vornbroclc, first. Tho men's running raco was won by 11. Sweet, first, Gus Blust, second. The ball contest was hotly contested between Milk River and Allerston, Milk River winning by the close scoro of S to 7. Tn the bucking contest the judges were Claude Van Cleve, D. S. Weir and James Thompson. First prize was won by Fred Blan-koy. Tho committee for the day's entertainment consisted ot Math. Thlolen, Ben Vornbroclc and Charlie Zorn, to whom groat credit is due for a very pleasant day. The day eiulcd by an all night's dance in tho bowery, music being fur-tshed by Miss Sarah Horn, Hans 0\-sen and Rol Smith. Department Store For Sale In thriving mining town in B. C. Situated on a lake shore. Stock is clean and saleable. S50,00O. 30% of this lo surplus stock of shoes 'and woolens bought before high price*. Owner is forced to quit on account of bad health. An unusual opportunity to get into a paying business In nice climate. Pay roll $45,000.00' a month. Only one small store to compete with. Further Particulars by Addressing Box 42, Lethbridge Herald. * 162 2 r NEW DAYTON (From Our Own Correspondent) New Dayton, June 21.-The following took in the circus at Lethbridge Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins and daughter Gwendolyn, Mr. and Mrs. Duell, Mr. and Mrs. Matson and family, Mrs. Muncie, Mr. and Mrs. Atkins and family, Mr. Dr. McCallum and daughters Belle and Marion. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Welsh and sons are the guests of W, L. Morrical and family this week. Mr. and Mrs, J. G. Welsh and sons Allen, Preston and Jack, called on G. Moreland and family Tuesday. Mr. Morrison is the owner of a new "McLaughlin Special." Jake Schill is the owner of a Ford, The regular meeting of the Ladies' Aid was held at tho home of Mrs. W L. Morrical Thursday afternoon. Tho next meeting will be at Mrs. Tudor's. Mr. Gorrill Is able to bo out again. 1306Fifth Streets. Lethbridge Special Sale of Divanettes A Three-piece Parlor Set Consisting of a beautiful divancttc, upholstered in a rich tapestry cov- ering. 9 FARMER FINED FOR . BEING A SLACKER Sioux City, la., June 21.-A. D. Foster, of Sergeant Bluffs, arrested on complaint of his neighboring farmers that he was a soil slacker because ho had put under cultivation only five of his SO fertile acres, was fined ?50 by Justice Browning here on the technical charge of neglecting his livestock, there being no law, against slacking aB a farmer. "We farmers are protesting In the name of humanity," said Ernest Brown, one of the complaining witnesses. "It is disgraceful to see the land going to waste when the production is needed so badly." COMING TO AMERICA Boston, June 21.-T. P. O'Connor and Mr. Hazelton, members of parlla ment, are on their way to this coun try as a mission in behalf of tho Irish Nationalist party, according to a cable gram from John Redmond, leader ,of tho party, received today by Michael J. Jordan, secretary ot the United, Irish league. The object of their ralBsion was not stated, but Mr. Jordan expressed the bollot that It was connected with tho convention to be held In Dublin at which tho form of government tor Ireland is to be discussed, Banish Kitchen Work and Worry and save your strength for the strenuous days of Spring and Summer when the body is making an effort to throw off the toxins of a heavy Winter diet. Shredded Wheat Biscuit is the best food tonic because it supplies everything the body needs with the least tax on the digestion. It is a vim-making, energy-creating food, containing all the nutritive elements in the whole wheat grain with! just enough bran to keep the bowels healthy and active. Two of these' Biscuits 'with milk make a nourishing meal at a cost of a few cents. Made in Canada. you Inches, This piece of furniture not only acts as a settee, but also gives an extra bed in your home. Sire when opened 52 inches by 71 And an all over upholstered Chair & Rocker. Special Price for (7*Y O/T* the Suite - - %p�Q A DIVANETTE UPHOLSTERED IN KRAFTSMAN'S LEATHER The frame Is made of solid quartered cut oak and finished In that popular nut brown shade which stands all kinds of hard wear and Is not easily marred. Length between arms 56 Inches, depth of seat 23 Inches. When opened out It gives you a full sized bed. Price .... $58.50 Other designs at..................................$70.00 Call and let iis show you what a handsome and useful piece of furniture a Divancttc is. Wc.havc on display some very fine pieces of upholstered furniture made by the most up-to-date furniture factories of Canada. Chesterfields from $150.00. Easy Chairs and Kockcrs from $25.00 up. All out of town orders carefully packed and freight paid. If you arc unable to come to town write or phone your' orders -'we guarantee satisfaction. BAWDEN BROS. Lethbridge's Complete Home Furnishers. 11871185 ;