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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR %tbbttb0e Ibetalb I Xctbbirlbflc, Hlbcrta abAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week IOC Dally, .delivered, per year ......$5.00 Daily, by mail, per j^ar........J3.00 liVfeekly. by mail, per year......�1.00 TELEPHONES , Business Oftico................ 12S2 Editorial Office ............... 122-� W. A. Buchanan John Torrance Managing Director Business Manager Your King and Country Need You Riglit Now ROUND THE ClIRCLE OF THE WAR The Germans have once nvore cx-bausted their efforts in their mighty endeavor to make a dent in the French lines at Verdun. Increasing confidence is lent by the encouraging reports �which come of German attacks repulsed time after time. The Germans Iiave thrown away an enormous amount of ammunition in the Verdun battle, and their loss of men has been almost inconceivable. There is more sign of activity of the Germans along the British and Belgian front. An offensive is expected here. Another Sunday Zeppelin raid over England resulted in 12 deaths, mostly children, and some slight damage. The Germans claim tliat the German raider Jloewe has reached a German port, bringing war prisoners and a big supply of gold. The Pope has issued another appeal to the powers for peace. ,THE VICTORIA BYE-ELECTION RESULT Two ministers of the Bowser cabinet defeated -out of three contesting bye-elections is mighty poor comfort for Hon. Mr. Bowser In his new roie as .premier of British Columbia. The defeat of Hon. Mr, Flumerfelt, minister of finance, on Saturday, 'by Leader Brewster of the opposition, settles beyond doubt that the defeat of Hon. Mr. Tisdale in Vancouver the Saturday previous was not a fluke. Bribery in the form of a shipbuilding program and in other ways did not go down with the Victoria electors. TliiB Liberals now a^ait with calm confidence the call for a general election in the coast province. The defeat of Bowserism is plainly written. THE PATRONAGE EVIL; HOW IT IS WORKED If Sir George Foster is anxious to do something to get rid of the patronage'evil in Canada, lie has the best kind of opportunity right in his own . government. In a recent editorial in the Medicine Hat News the storj- of how the patronage system is worked i by Nelson Spencer is told: [ W. A. Buclianan, M.P., has just had produced in the House of Commons, -J all the correspondence in connection i with the letting of the contract for I conveying the mail between Medicine I Hat and fiigle Butte. J The correspondence gives an in-) sight Into the nnfaimeas of the patronage system, and shows also that even where tenders are asked for, j the patronage distributors attempt to j interfere and secure the contract for ! .a "party favorite. ! Early In April, 1915, tenders were I called for the carrying of malls on i this route, and ten persons offered to I handle the business. The highest i tender was $2500, and the lowest; 1 that of J. S. Knpdel, of Medicine Hat; I he was willing, to carrj- the malls for I ?1000 per annum. Mr. Nelson Spen-i rcor. Conservative candidate for Medl-'cine Hat, /was. first notified on the 2Sth of April of the names of the f persons -who had'tendered, and as he failed to reply to' this letter he was notified again on the 7th of June, and again on the 9th of August. 'On Aug. ^ '2lBt he wrote a letter to the depait-' ! ment, telling that unless they were 'prepared to giye the contract to John r Dempster at J1500 per annum new � tenders must be submitted. It is well i: to keep In mind that Dempster's teu-L der was JSOO above the lowest tender, pi and still Mr. Spencer wanted the con-!!:ti'act given to this man at a higher a; price. competency of the four iowcst tenderers, as follows: � .-J.-S. .Knodel. who had put in a ten der [at $iOOO.' .. Nias. Xiooro, wlio had put in n tender at $aaso.; AVallnco Nkoll, who had put in a tender at $1175. F. R. Kottlewell, who had put in a tender at $1300. The post ofllce inspector replied to this retiuest, reporting that N'icoU and KettlewoU wore men ot good standing, and could carry out the contract, but tho statement from the postmaster at Medicine Hat wn.' to tho effect that Knodel and Moore were not fully competent (o undertake tho work. On the 2',Hh of September, 1915. the inspector's report on the four lowest tendorei's was submitted to Mr. Spencer, and ho replied iu October as follows: "I hereby recommend that Mr. Jus. Moore be awarded the contract for cnrryin? the semi-weekly mall between Medicine Hat and Kagle Butte. I Mr. Moore is the second man in price, but Mr. Knodel is debarred on account ot" his pro-German tendencies, which is verified by the fact that one of the large milling companies here discharged him from . their services for that reason. I still believe that Mr. Dempster is best qualified to fill the contract. If his price debars him, 1 consider Moore as well qualified to carry out the terms of the contract as any ot the others. I would therefore recommend that the contract be awarded to Moore." Moore, it will .be remembered, was stated by the inspector, to be not fully competent to handle the contract. On the 20th of October Mr. Spencer was notified that Jas. Moore had been awarded the contract at $1150. It later developed that Mr. Moore had left Medicine Hat, and the post office department then advised the department that Sir. Dempster was willing to enter into contract at the rate of Mr. Jloore's tender, and it eventually reSiUlted tliat Mr. Dempster was given the contract at $1150. It will be seen that Mr. Dempster got this contract l)y reason of the fact that he was the favorite of the Conservative candidate from the start. Mr. Dempster had no right to be given any advantage over Mr. N'icoll and Mr. Kettle-well, who also were tenderers, and whose original tenders were lower than that of Mr. Dempster. These men should have been given the opportunity of letting the department know whether they would undertake the work at the price Jlr. Moore had tendered. They were entirely passed over, and the choice was left solely to Mr. Dempster, and he got the contract at Moore's figure. The entire correspondence shows \ tliat.even in matters where tenders are concerned, the man in charge of the patronage distribution still has a voice, and' is consulted about the tenderers, and is given the opportunity of placing his stamp of approval upon the party favorite. While Mr. Detapster got.the contract.at $350 below the price he had originally tendered, it seems clear that partiality was shown because he was Mr. Spencer's nominee. If impartial treatment had been meted out, the two other lowest tenderers would have been consulted to.undertake the work at Moore's price. The correspondence does not give any evidence that Messrs. Nlcoll and Kettlewell were given the opportunity that Mr, Demp-ster was allowed. THE LETHBRIPGE D A ILt HER ALD R IGKED UP IN ASSINGGI-11 FOR THE BUSY MAN Get of at The Toronto parks ostlmates wore reduced by over $62,000. February attained a new high record in customs collections at Toronto. Ciipt. II. Birtles. Kingston, for many years on tho staff of the Koyal Military college. Is dead. Toronto board of education estimates show a marked reduction compared with last year. Ontario nickel and copper mines are working to capacity to meet wartime demands. James Burrows a prominent Mark-hum township farmer, died suddenly at his home. The remains ot Nursing Sister Elsie G. Hoss, were given final military honors at Stratford. Eight Guolpli lads under 20 years have been sent home by tho military authorities in London England, as too young to enduro the work of the trenches. In an action brought by Frank Barber, the York county engineer, apalnst (tho City of Toronto for $10,000 dam-' siiies. Chancellor Bdyd yesterday awarded the plaintiff $3,750. Samuel Robb was born eighty years ago yesterday in the township of Downie. but he has had only ninoceen birthdays, owing to the fact that his natal day was February 29. The senate divorce committee has set March 16 as tho date to hear the application ot Major Hamilton Gault founder of the Princess Patricia Light infantry, for a divorce from his wifel The famous stallion Anmer, under whose feet Miss Davison, the suffra- Bimple Home Treatment^ Saidly AppUed, Gives Qulok Belitf a&d Proventa IHmgtr \ fipom Operation, �i y > seodform* ^Ul Faobsge �ad Prors It laTourous. Don't even think of an opereUpn tor Dtles. 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Street. � State...r:..... Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott, aged S5, nnd blind, was burned to death at the home ot her son, Andrew, of Westminster township, Onl., while endeavoring to light her pipe by means of a roll ol paper and a coal stove flro. Her clothing caught tire. Tho building was not burned. It Is slated on good nuihority that the B. C. government Intends to introduce at an early date a measure granting suffrage to women. No official announcement has yet been made, but the source of Information is such that credence may be placed iu the statement. The busiest office In Berlin, Out., these days is the police headquarters lELLS f LIFE IN THE TRENCHES Was Wounded Twice-Trenches Arc Sanitary in Every Way gette. lost her lite' at the Derby of : '''�'here the aliens of enemy birth are Today will tell whether the Stanley charges are really charges or just a flivver. '"i' The department,. in. jeply to . this >|;lBtlei*'from Mr.-Spencer, pointed out itliat:/ ..........;;� :, "Dompatier is the fifth tenderer^ and ifltty -per cent, higher than the lowest, |and the department-can see no rea-jBon tor passing bVer the other four itenderers, j,^ J.,S. Knodel, the.lowest /[ tenderer,.oan furnish the required se-jcurlty; and'*ls � otherwise competent, rthe contract "jjiust'be awarded to �i^i^hta."' .... Tbft;B08t:o(riQe inapeotor at Calgary Tommy Atkins calls his bayonet his "tin-opener." He must be using It to cut off the tin ear he is putting on the Huns. Turkey is about ready to cry "enough." As a rule -where Turkey is Involved it is the other fellow who cries, "Hold, enough." As a result ot the Moewe incident Germany serves notice on Britain that she (Germany) la still mistress ot the seas. That's what Mark Twain would call humor. When Brewster's vote came rolling in to Flumorfelt's headtiuarters on Saturday night,' the hon. minister must have thought of Brewster's Millions. �Why is Verdun? AVhy should Germany strike there, the most Impregnable point in the French lines? Tlie answer is that the Crown Prince Is In bad �with the Germans and must do something to retrieve himself. His success In the present venture will not' tend to increase his popularity, even with the Hyns. � 1913, has been presented by His Majesty the King to Canada, for the breeding of remounts. The sum ot $1101.35 has been col-ected by the dift"erent school sections for the township of Sydney Patriotic association and has been forwarded to the treasurer of the Canadian Patriotic fund at Ottawa. When Justice Prendergast opened the criminal assizes at Winnlpcc;. the cases presented to the grand jury included tho charj-^o ol conspirncv to dofraud against Sir Rodmond Roblin (leorge Culdneil and Jr.mes H. How-don. The commiiteo on legislation of tlie Quebec legislature yesterday refused to grant the bill asked by Luccine Cannon, member for Dorchester, who w.inted the legislature to admit women to the practice of law in the province. Following a recent visit to Chatham by government inspectors and as a direct result of complaints made by a farmer near Lake Erie; proceedings are to be instituted against prominent professional. men ot the city on a charge of supplying drugs. VVEAUTHY FARMER ENLISTS , Calgary, March 6.-;-Hl8 farm having netted.him $4,500 during the. past season, and his acreage holng in shupo fbftho coming season's crop, Joseph Deriniaii, of thii Youngstown district, felt secure in joining the 137th battalion belnfe rapidly foriacd by Lieut.- : W^auen-askad 4 jnaulve'lutp^-tho'c;;;. 3tTc^a^: Scores of men at the front have written home to friends and relations asking for Zam-Buk. They need it to apply to chapped hanilji. cold cracks, frost bltea, chilblains, cold sorn, stlK Jomls, and other similar allmentL iacidental to trench life. These allmenu, althotxh not serious eaoairh to anflt a man for dntr, causa him endless pain, and the soldier who Is supplied -with Znh-auK win be sared much nnneces-sarr sufferlDK. Notblus stops pain like Zam-Baki nothias draws out the soreness aait heals so quickly. For hands, sore and blistered after trench-dlcBlns, Zam-Bolc Is splendid, and applications f Zam-Uak to the feet before long marches wiU prereat the feet from becom-Inar sore and blistered. Tbe letters below illustrate the soldier's need and appteciaiionof Zam-Bnk. Prirate J. R. Smith of the "Princess Pats" wrlloss "Toll my friends. It tber want to help me, to send Zam-Buk." Sspper G. T. Webster, 3nd Field Co.. Oanadisn EuElneers, writes i "Yon csn hare no Idea how much we appreciate Zam-Bulc out here. It la splendid for sores, cuts, bruises, sprains, efc." , ShoeliuC'Smith McUlwralth, ot the lad Argyle and Sutherland HIrbUaders, writes from France i " 1 have used Zam-Buk for U years la tbe British Army In .South Africa, I�dU and France, and have never fmind its equal. There Is no fear of blood.poiaonlBE �lrom cuts .or SMnitclies If: Zam-Bnk is appUed. The tronWe J� tfcat Zyin-Bak [s too scarce ont hore-pur friends should send OS more of It,, , This applies to yon, so be sure to iDclnde a few boxes of Zam-Bnk in your next parcel to tbe froati AU drugRlsts 50p. box. 3 for or direct from Zam.Buk Co., Toronto. being registered. Nearly two hundred hiue beoii registered during tho first two days of this week,"tho majority'of �whom are of Austrian birth. It has come to the attention ot the officers that a number who registered during the early stages of the war have tailed to report regularly. ~A warning was issued that aliens failing to report will be internerl. It Is understood that the lute Wiley Smith of Halifax, left no will. He was ono of the leading business men ot Halifax and bis estate amounted to nearly one million dollars. Mr. Smith was the third largest shareholder in the Royal Bank of Canada, and hold the largest nujnber of shares in the Acadia Sugar Refinery. The estate will be divided between his widow and two nephews, tho -widow receiving halt. The Nova Scotia government will receive in succession duties about seventy-five thousand dollars from the estate. The New York Hippodrome was packed to the roof with five hundred persons seated on the stage, and thousands were turned away, to see Charlie Chaplin in the flesh. The receipts were 10,000, Charlie Chaplin's share going to the Actors' fund. Without the tunny little mustache and tho crooked little cane and the black bag-gj- trousers, wearing Instead a dinner coat, Chaplin walked on the stage and although, as he said, he tried to be serious, he was as funny as ever, and brought down the house whatever he did. Thomas Francis Burnett, a private in the 137th battalion now being recruited at Calgary, was informed that he had fallen heir to a $200,000 property in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Solicitors for the estate which came from cousins several times removed, have been searching for him for a month. The property was entailed and Pte. Burnett was the next in line. He will stay with the regiment and go on active service. Burnett la an old timer in the west, and was born at Beaver-ton, Ontario. He was traced through friends in that town and Oriiia. He Is a civil engineer by profession, but. af^r serving for u time iu the Mounted police he took up farming near Coronation, AUa., at which he, was engaged when he enlisted. Bnok from the front whoro ho had .silent six mojilhs In tho tronchos -wiili tho Soyonth Canadians, Uout.-Col. A. Bruce Powley, officer commanding fho Bantam Battalion, now holng rnUed at Victoria, B. C, was in the city Saturday, and to tho Herald told some very Interesting tales of his lite as a major In the trenches. Llout.-Col. Powley, -who was formerly ft Jeweler In Edmonton, thinks the 24th of the month must bo Canadian day at tho front. Ho was with tho first two Canadian divisions which went into tho trenches over a year ago and with them went through all the big battles ot the spring and summer. "On April 22-24 wo got h- at Ypros. On May' 24th we got it again at tho same place. On Juno 24th we had our next big day at Giv-eiichy, on July 24 and August 24th, they left us alone, but at Festeburt on September 24th avo got it proper. It was hero that 1 got mine." In one battle Lieut.-Col. Powley and one other officer alone came out un-scratched of tho 17 bfticors of the battalion. The wound which put Lieut.-Col. Powley out was a shrapne] wound in the left arm which shattered the lower extremity of ono of the forearm bones. The member is not yet strong. Speaking of life in the trenches Liout.-Col. Powley says that after tho first six weeks or so the Canadians 1 got used to the shelling and sniping and took risks which at first they would not take. At first the battalion used to walk two miles through communication trenches when going up to relieve, but after they wont In overland, thus cutting off a mile. A very small percentage of men were lost in thiS^m'dnner. "How do they keep the trenches clean?" was asked. "The trenches are a whole lot cleaner than many housewives' kitchens, that is, in comparison. It I caught a man throwing a piece ot cheese the size ot the end of his little fingoB on the floor of his trench I would give him five days quick. We are taught that dirt breeds flies and flies breed disease, and you can bet the medical officers won't stand for it. Sacks are kept hung up along the trench walls and all refuse Is thrown Into them. The fatigue party comes along every night and cleans them out, taking tho refuse-behind the trenches whore it is burled with a good springilug of chloride of lime." The Canadian soldier at the front, said the colonel, has fought his way Into the hearts of the allies. He has never failed yet even against the strongest odds. The Canadians control the situation on their front and are ready for anything that may como along. Tea Table Talks No. 2 � *'i\\o iji'oof of Hie,pudding ^is in llio cntiiig." .i The