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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta URIbAY, MARCH 1, 1918 IHE LETHBRfDGi: DAILY HERALD PAGE NINB ARGUMENTS ON THE NCREASE IN RATES Heard By the Cnbinel at Ottawa -Railways Say Advance Is Urgent MAKE CrtANGES IN THE MH.1TARY SERVICE COURT Ottawii, Mrh. ].-Rflilway coinpanlon ulnnttlod lliolr caso nl the contlmiwl hearing lodi�y ot l.ho appeal to tlio cabinet aftalngt Increaaed rellway rates. Moinbera of. the govonlTnent prsffaiil wore: Honorablos N. W. now-611, -wlu) prcBldetl; Rlr.GeorKo Foster, eai-v.�Il, Melghon, Slfton, Crothors, Oalder, Rohortflon, t^rcrar, Hold and Ballaniyne^ > Honry WaltorB, Dominion presMonL of the }leta11 Merchants cvBBoclatlou, (poke first In support of the appeal. Ho imbmltted figures, wlilch hn claim od, sliowod the preiiont frolRht rntoB paW. U paBBOTiger trnPflu In certain dWlatona were not paylne.ho said pass-onirer Ti�toa In those rtlvlsionB should be Inorwasod Instead of n general In-oreaie In frolKht ratos. Mr. Wattera eubralttod that the government was havln* mall carried at losS than,cost and urged that transportation passoH should be abollnhcd. He nUo BiiggeBtod a ronferonre between The railroads, oxpross companies, retail inorchanta and tho govbrn-ment for the purposp oC Bocurlng data as (o how ifar Inoroasod freight mtos wcjra justified, j F./tl. I'hlpperi, counsel for tho Canadian Northern, rovlowod tho olroum-'tances whlcb led to tho order of tho railway commlBsloner.s authorizing tho Incroaae in railway rntos. SInco 1911, he said, there had been a continued Increase In tlio cost of operating railroads. Tho ('ompnnies'. hoping that the Increase would prnvo more or less temporary, utrugglod with It as best they,could \intll about a year ago. Then oofrts toolt a leap upward. The companies saw unlosH that they had .lOTno relief. It -wo-uld bo linpossible for them lo most their ob!iKnllon. in an unusual manner the net earnings ot tlie road during tho last six months had 'been decreasing, the decrease ranging all tlio way from fiVi to 57 per cent- During the same period the groBB earnings had Increased. Conditions were exceptional. For Instance the C.P.Il. bad made a lot of money transporting coolies, whom so m|ich had been said about, across tho continent by tho thousands. This was re class of busInoBS which would not come back. "Unt tho coolies will," Interjoited Hon. .Mr. Molgben. The Bltua,tlon In regard to operating coBtfl, M-r. tJeatty argued, was serious. Like other companies, the C.P.R. was starving for steel; tho road was short of man power which made operation much more difficult. "Ws are but one of a number of carriers," be added. I'Wo are entllted to charge the .lame for our rates as any one else so long as tho rat�s are not unfair." �> Mr. RoWell asked how the increase In rates grunted by the Interslate commerce comnilsalou to American lines compared with the proposed Increase In Canada. . Hlflhef Than In Canada .T. E.' Dalryniple, vice-president ot the O.T.R., In charge Of traffic, replied that If tho present increase were granted there would still bo on "advantage to the American,lines east of Chicago of approximately ten per c^nt. The application for Increased .rates west of Chicago had not been granted by the Interstate^ comme'rce connmlsslon and w/is now only being considered. In reply to Mr. Crerar, Mr, Dalrym-' pie declared that the present American rates west of Chicago were blgher than those In the Canadian west. Mr. Carvell asked bow^ U the roads wore operated by the government, as suggested by the petitioners, Increaaed operating coMg could be met, unless there were Increases tn rates. In reply, E. D. Martin, chairman ot the shippers' section of the Winnipeg board of trade, said that It all the railways wore operated during the war as one unit, there would be a very considerable saving. If, however, it was found that the increased coat of operation was npt met, the suggestion was {.hat a war tax should bo Imposed on freight and pasBonger traffic to meet the deficit. ' \ All Road* Under Government )^\v. Melgiien-Then your plan would include the Incorporation of the CP. R. with the other roads? /  Mr. Martin-Yes, tor the period ot the war. I am under the impression that during, tbo war, the operations oC tho railways would be sate In the hands ot a boai-d appointed by the government. H. J. Symington, representing the provincial governments of Manitoba, Saskatchowan and Alberba, the Winnipeg board of trade and other petitioners. In his reply claimed that In-creased rates, even It granted, would not aneet the situation. Mr. Symington ht�d not concluded bis argument when, the council adjourned until 2:30 o'clock this ivfter-noou. WOMAN SAVED ' MUGHSUFFERING By taking Friend's Advice and Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound. Weat Plains, Mo.-"I wu all nil down in health, had indigestion andter* rible crarape every month 10 I was unable to doanytbing. I had tried every doctor 00 hoped for from tho Dominion governmenl, an the department Is considering this year Uiu ad- tin hour today and obliterated the position. Timbers Were thrown high in the .air and explosions, probably of enemy ammunition or gas, resulted. The ground about the German batteries was churned upside down and It there were any Gorman soldiers there ,tbey certainly suffered death. USED BAD LANQUAQE; FINKO WE WANT FURS Muskrats & Coyotes Open to pay fancy prices, ' LETHBRIDGE HIDE, PELT 4 FUR CO. Rear C.P.R.' Tslegraph Offleei Refarsnces: Standard Bank Office Phone 799 Residence Phone 326 . Tractor Repairs We spoolalUo in reboring gas tractor eytlndorn, and titjlng overs.tise pistons and rings. We have In stock at present overaizo pistons fdr all popular Bakes ot gas tractors. Ford Engines Rebored NIVEN 819 lat Aye. 8. BROS. Phone ,1732 1^ !i. result ot tt visit from Special Officer Downey, S. Bonfadlnl, Wm. Howard, N. Whitney and Enwrlght, appeared before Magistrate Elton In A. P. P. court, charged with u&lng blasphemous language In pool roorafi. They were fined $1.00 and costs each. ,1. Bonfadlnl and W. Ott were fined f 1.00 and costs each tor not having ^taken out the poolroom license and'the proprietors of the Dominion Bowling Alley were let oft on suspended aontence on a similar charge but were ordered to take .out a license forthwith. It Is posslblr ilint llip crowdK vlalt-Ing the LetbhiidRc nniulgamated fair and stampede .Inly 22n(l to i;Gth next may aee a Cannrilan army aviator performing all thn fihinlH of Uio "eye.-i of the army" at the front, for at a big nioeting|Ot tlie fall- rlirectorntc lit noon Friday, It was ilodded to get In touch with the milllia department and ask that an army aviator be allowed to give exhlbltlonn at tbo various fairs throughout the weHt this summer for the purpose of stimulating recruiting In tho Royal I'lylng Corps. The suggestion was made by CommlsBloner Freeman and met with Instantaneous approval,' and the manager was in structcd to open iiogollations at once with the proper authorities. The meetiuR inMay was featured by the presence of (ho lionorary president Kay Knight, Willi will be here for the stampede and wlio will be assopiated w'lth Ad Day In r-harge, putting tbat end of the program In the hands of tho two best known stampede managers in the weKt. They have already submitted their iiil7.e list calling for some ?5,200 In prizes for the riders, including an $1(1(10 prize for the best broncho rider, and $500 for the calf branding contest which created such interest last year.' Another $3000 is asked to cover other stampede ex penses, and about $600 will be spent In new corrals and fences. Mr. Knight asked for the lienrty co-operation ot everyone to make the stampede a sue cess and the advertlalng matter will be got under way as rapidly as possible. Mr. KnI/jlit slated that Mr. Day was in touch with Miss Tilly Baldwin, the champion woman broncho buster and trick- rider of the world, and she has Intimated that she will come. Mr. Moore, tlio manager reported on the fair dates. July 22 to 27th, and also that a midway had been secured to gether with five vaudeville attractions. With these it is the Intention to run the stampede afternoon and evening, with two performances so that every-I'one will be able to see It. if daylight saving Is Introduced before the fair this will be easily possible. vlsabllily of ciiltlng out. ail fair granlx. The followliiK Htandliig cDmmittfes were named h.v I're.ildeni. I'.Tlrrieli!: Pri/c List .1. W. M.'NIcol, .1. .\1c|). niivUlHoii, 1). .1. \T7iiliicy. W. A. Hamilton, A. K. llnni)(lirioH, C. S, N'olili-, O. K. I'rHi'iiliacii, .Iaiiien .Mci.lm. i|. (;. (MiirUc. UiilUlings and (Iroiiiuls.....I', I.nnd. A. K. IluniphrleH. (liMirc.o I!, MacKay and two city '�oninii�loiii'r.'. lyoiiK, Finance \V, 1), King. W. D L. Har.Jl die. H. .1. aiiopherd. llci-i;ii(ioii Cuiiiniittee......Tohn Hornoj ,i 11, (!, f'larkf, \V, I). King. Alti-ael ions .1. W. McNicol, Itfty'v| Kiilf-'ht. MILNE'S TRANSFER LATE TURNER & WITCHELL The Same Good Service Phones 1345 and 426 Office: 410 Thirteenth SL N. we've found -a (Jood Coffee Try a pound. Braid's Best Coffee That is what everyone-who enjoys rich, fragrant coffee-says about this satisfying blend of Braid's. "Morning, Noon and Night'' At dealers everywhere. AMERICANS GET Dcstrrfy Batteries Respoililble Foi- Throwing Gas Shells- Casualties Reported Wltii the AnierlMn Armies'in Franc With the American Armies In France, Mar. J.~(By. the Associated Presal.-The American artillery yesterday obliterated a mlne-throwlnR p.o-Bltlon held'by the,enemy. A stray German shell tell on an American ammnnltton train, killing two and wounding fpui' soldiers. A town behind tho American ItnfS was shelled, one soldier bbing kBled and five wounded, A dozen shells fell, In tlie town. , - ,' ,  The numbei- of soldiers suffering from the otfeots ol'tho recent'German gas attack was Increased today by twenty, making tUe total brs easnal-ttea, elKhty, , , . � , Y�nkee� Get Eveir With thJ; America^ Armies iu l''rancti,i''ej>, 28,-'SWlft retrtbiitlou has fallen on the Germiin batteries which this wftelt hoinburdod the Anierlcnn I Irontihes eoiieqntrateir, its flro'on 'the Uerinnn mijienfvorter liattorlos for half AUCTION SALE OF 126 Head of Cattle 9 Head of Horses Having Received Instructions fj-om J. GIER, the Undersigned will sell by Public Auction on the South East Quarter of Section 14, Township 12, Range 19, \14 miles South West of Retlaw and 14 miles south � of Enchant, on Tuesday, March Sth THE FOLUOWII^JG STOCK-1 grey gelding, age -l, weight 1200;. 1 black gelding, age 6, weight 1200; '1 grey gelding, age 4, weight 1400; 1 grey niaro, age 3, In tonl,l weight 1300; 1 brown gelding, nge 5, weight 1200; 1 bay gelding, age S, weight 1800; 1 bay goldlngi age 5, weight 1,300; 1 bay gelding, age 8, weight IIBO; 1 brown gelding, age 7, weight 1600; 80. head of cows, B now fresh; ",5 head steers, 2 and 3 years In spring; 30 steors and belters, yearlings; 1 registered Hereford Bull; coming 3 years. IMPLEMENTS,' ETC.-l" Weber Wagon, S'/j; 1 John Deore Wagon, 3%; 1 12-lncfa Oliver Gang Plow, nearly new; 2 sets heavy work harness. ' This bunch of cattle li � good one and affords a tplendld opportunity for farmers to get ttarted with good stock. SALE AT TEN O'CLOCK FREE LUNCH AT NOON TERMS CASH Q. F. PODOLL Clerk. W. A. PORTEOU8, Auctioneer UNRESERVED Auction Sale OF SCOTCH Registered SHORTHORN HEIFERS & BULLS AT FARMERS'FEED BAKN, LETHBRIDGE On Wednesday, Mar. 6 AT ONE O'CLOCK SHARP All pure bred stdck. P^diKreei guaranteed. Ages .from 10 months years., f.^ -'a; s ' v * tcv2 FARMERS^DON'T MISS THi8)>SALE. STOCK. TERMS CASH. J. A, SMITH, AuctlOne�r, THIS IS AIL SELECTED PIIaRCE &. SHINE, OvMntri, Bj-UMCli, Ont. '*Eat Your Crusts and Make the Kaiser Crusty'' is nutritious, delicious and healthy, and the crusts are as good as the center. By order No. 16 o^ the Food Controller of Canada, We are directed that on and after March 1st, 1918, we shall, according to paragraph- Four-Not nialte any bread or rolls except with the standard flour as prescribed by the Food Controller. Five-Make all our bread weigh 20 ounces and not more than 21 ounces. We can make .toaster loaves to weigh 2V4 lbs. and co\nit as two loaves. The above weights shall be net weight 12 hours after baking. Seven-The above weights shall only apply to 25 loaves weighed together. Tho weight ot one or two loaves rtust not be takon separately. Ten-We can only manufacture a single loaf or a multiple thereof closely batched together and baked in a pan with no cutting or wasting. (This means that we will not be able to make French or VIennIa bread after March 1st.) Eleven-Until further diredod wrapping ot bread or tl\e placing of a band thereon It prohibited. Twelve-Labelling of bread is permissable by the manufacturer of such bread. Eighteen-We can not accept any returned bread or exchange any bread for aiiy por-.Hon for any reason whatever. We are reauired to take,out a license and place our license number on every invoice, statement and price list. If we break any dt the above ru!e.s we will have our license cancelled. The price of bread on and after March 1st, 1918, will be as follows: Wholesale price per loaf - - - O2C Retail price \ per loaf - - A viC or Ten Tickets for One Dollar Eat Less Bread But See That What You Do Eat Is the BEST YOU CAN BUY You Have Been Getting 12 pounds of Bread for One Dollar, after Mar. 1st you will get 12\ pounds for your Dollar EAT Quaker Bread Made by JOHN GILMORE, Phone 378 LIMITED 1606 to 161 iZ Second Avenue A. North, Lethbridge II 684? ;