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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LETHBRID6E DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, MARCH 18,1916 Xetbbrt&flc, HlDerta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rate*: Dail>-, delivered, per week ..... lue Dally, deltvcred, per year ......?5.00 Dally, by mall, per year........ Weekly, by mall, per year ......?l-00 .lune, 1911, that. If olocted. In- would she Alberta control of Its natural ro- j sources, but that so far lie has ro- 1 fused to fiillU ills promise. With our liaturni resources In control of tho province, a system of rural credits would be many degrees nearer than otherwise. Itut of course, till Lender Mlchoner is put in miles from Thunder Day river. The Hi4;h River school report sl/ows John Tor.'ance Uible to find any number of the speeies two" Cliiuese hoys stand at. the liolding down the .'th Street sidewalk head of tlieir respective classes tor Business Manager \uut King and Country iNeed "Xcu Right Kow those balmy spring days. ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The torpedoing-of the Uutcli liner |,,p ,iifterence. Tubantia is likely to create further. -- complications between neutral countries and the Germans. The boat was .\nyone owiiiag a tub that will ere?;, the Atlantic e.niler its own steam tlies:' idays Is n)aking a fortune. Wlieat is : selling around in Liverpool .jn.i ?1 i\r less licre. The ocean rate makes I ilie month of February. 'I'en thousand dollars' damngo was done by tire in the munitions plant of li. Bel! it Son. St. George, near Brant-ford. Or. Lachlan Mc.Mlister, Nottawas-aga township clerk, died at Duntroon Liged 7:! years, having been in public life more than 40 years. new shape jLTGMTWEIGHT CDLLAIi SAME SHAPE IN nr)n\i k K p iTRIPED"MADRAS D \UVV \ HU TOOKE BROS., Limited. MONTREAL Red Cross Notes The I^thbrldgo branch of tho lied Cross .has shipped the following articles to Calgary this weok: 00 grey llannol day shirts, -2 flannel bed Jackets, 48 suits of pyjamas, 21 surgical shirts, 18 pairs of knitted BOcks, Uti bedside pockets, IK! many-tailed bandages, 3t! T bandages, i!,ss gauze compressoH, :l� Hurgloal stockings, 36 field handkerchiefs, 3ti Ice cap covers, V: triangular bandages, 114 knit wash cloths, .12 abdominal ban-dagoB, 24 personal property bags, 24 hot ^vator hag covers, 12 amputation rolls, 24 extra large pads, 24 roller bandages, 4S large pads, 12 small pads. The Kcd Cross society gratefully acknowledge 1!) knit wash cloths from Miss Cronn'.s class. Grade 11., Gal-bralth school, and (i surgical shirts and y Turkish towelling wash cloths from tho ladles of Spring (^ouloo. Concentrated Economy Tho beef of a wliole htillock is required to tnake u dozen bottles of Bovril. You cnn safely reduce butchers' bills if you use Bovril in soups and slews. Hut-it must be Bovril, in the Bovril fiottle. No �aulistitutewill do. The strength and nourishment of Bovril cannot be compressed info cheap cubes. Donald Sinclair for fifty years in i the oltice of the treasurer of York . county, died in Toronto on his 72nd !o j birthday. A i r. liurns and Co. announce their in-itention of building an abattoir in one ct the largest of the Dutch �''er-j Letiibridue. which is but t!ie bo^in-\-ice, and great anger has been arous-',,),,,^ the rompauys camiiaign cd not only in Hcllann. but also in : ,s,,,i,iisi, in Uie south couutrv. .v , , , , , ,.,.,, \,,^^i ! Doatli occurred at Eomonlon 01 one America, there oolng te^eIal Amen-;r,nv years ago such an announcement;,,,,. ,.,,^t white settlors of that district cans on the boat. ; would luive been the signal for a real .lohu Xiirris. aged S7 years, who has Tho l-"rench have repulsed several ! pgt.jt,. boom, and a couple of new s-.b-i lived there for t>7 years. further infantry assaults marie by the divisions. Tlie announcement is cheer-1 , . , 7" . ,,, , ,,-r,fe , ., , i Former Chief Justice Wetmore, is t.ermaus at \erdun. At other po.nts ,ews. It Is evidence of what wo|i,i victoria and may he unable to on the western front there is little to have all come to realize-that Indus-; return to Regina in time to become tries suited to our conditions will i chairman of the royal commission income whenever the time is ripe wi,h-1 ^-^'^tis^'ins highway department, out giving half the city away to brin;; I ^p^^gp Pietfield, veteran of the them. ! Fenian raid of 18CG and servant of ihe county of Lambtnn for the past SIR ROBERT AND THE SHELL COMMITTEE By H. F. G. Is president, got a contract for $;il)U,-(100. This will tako some oxplalniiig. Mr, Carvoll also nhallunged Sir Sam's comparative prices for shells on the ground that they compared t'le price 1 airiest explainers In the whole world, for Canadian empties with irnlted i Anything will do that gets by for beginning of the hostilities. This l.s what 1b known as tho shell game-the problem la to guoaa what shell tho price is under. Sir Sam Is one of the States and British prices for full sliells and Canadian jirices a long time after the war started with Hrl-tish nnd Fnlted States in'ices at lho| tho minute. Thus the explanation gets a good start and It takes the truth a long time to catch up with It. II. F. G. report. The Russians are now storming the Turkish port of Trebizond on the Black Sea, and will likely be in occu-p.atiou of this place within a few days. The retirement of Admiral Von Tir- Tho -Manitoba Free Press says; Two ; forty years, was buried at Sarnin with ! military honors. pltz is likely to be followed by a ven- jor three days ago the Free Press sum- j tare of the German fleet into Ibe | nmrized on this page a lengthy ar-! Frederick Douglas, a well known Xorth Sea. Von Tirpitz was opposed j ygj^ i,y Regina chemist advocating j colored character, was found frozen to this but there are indications that [the ,usp-or the commandeering if'  � � his retirement was due to the fact j nocossar.v- that the Kaiser over-ruled his wishes j an J aisttlleries tor the puriiose of and has ordered the fleet to sail. .manufacturing alcohol for use as a The British coalition government j fupi n to say the least, interest- to death in his shack near the village  of Glencoe. His bodv was partly de-of the Canadian breweries i soured by rats. had a narrow shave from defeat on the floor of the house yesterday in tho bitter debate over the methods of compulsory recruiting. OPPOSITION TACTICS AT EDMONTON �ttTien tho sessicr. in ing that close ujion the heels of this suggestion come dispatches froui places as far apart as Calgary and : .Madison. Wisconsin, indicating tho probability of its adoption In the ' near future. j The Calgary dispatch slates that j I'^lnionton i tijg manager of a Lethbridge brewery, i It has been decided to proceed at once with the erection of a new and Ottawa. March IS.-The expected has happened. That is to say Premier Uorden has rofusod a probe into tile shell committee. Mis arguments wore three. (1) that tho old shell committoo was so good that they had, at Messrs. Thomas' and Hicken's re-ipiest, to get rid of it: i2) that it was so good that it couldn't stand an In-(luiry; (;;) that this war is being settled in Knropo and take shame of yourself for trying to start anyUilug here. Of course the premier did not put his argument just that way but that is what his statements amounted to in the long run. Ills speech was a vague denial-It Included in the price the twenty-four cents royalty per shell to tho linn of Krupp and this aided nud comforted the enemy to tlie extent of seven hundred tiiousand dollars. Incidentally Sir Wilfrid paid his compliments to Colonel John Wesley Allison, Sir Sam's Justly celebrated money-aaver, who has never yet faced the public accounts committee. "A colonel," said Sir Wilfrid, "who never smelt gunpowder in his life except when there was a profit in it." Outside of uttering rebukes to Sir Wilfrid Laurier and other members of the opposition for daring to have minds of their own when they saw tho notable example of great cry and dollars going astray. Sir Robert Bor-little wool. J^-om the truculence of i den devoted most of his lime to de-his tone the house judged that he was j fending the old shell committee going to snatch Sir Wilfrid bald-headed before he got through, instead of which he practically repeated Sir Sam's remarks of three weeks ago with a little peevishness of his own lie produced a letter from an anonymous mechanical engineer who said that the shell committee had done wonder-ful things. So It had-not only wonderful but appalling. He repeated the for cood measure. His favorite form ! national policy part of Sir Sam's last of challenging the leader of the oppo-; speech, basic Industries stimulated, sition was this: "When he talks! new Industries established, workmen about so-and-so 1 want to tell him, etc. modern building to take the place of ietc." There's urbanity lor you! The the one destroyed by fire at tlie Mark ham fair grounds. fact of the matter is adversity does nol sweeten Sir Robert. Moreover he employed, factories busy-all the old stuff In fact. When he came to tho visit of Lloyd George's ambassadors extl'aordlnnry, Messrs. Thomas and THE CBT'O 1ST3 OF CANADA 1 HEAD OFFICE - TORONTO SOLDIERS. ATTENTION! Our Savings Bank provides a suitable and. convenient place for your surplus Funds. A joint account is specially adapted for those going overseas. Apply to LETHBRIDGE BRANCH G. F. BLETCHER, Manager, 258, 13lh Street N. a lhasa weak case and lie relies on in-i Hichens. he talked more rapidly. Ho j When Sir Henry Pellatt returned lol'Hgnatlon to pull him out. Not only ; repeated the old explanation that the Toronto from a trip to the east on When will Yon Save If you don't Save NOW? Though your salary or Income will no doubt Increase, 30 will your expenses-and many find, that the latter more than keep! pace with the former. Now is the time to start a Reserve Fund -and the Savings Department of the Union Bank of Canada Is the place to keep It. Deposit the extra you have oh hand now-you can open an account with any sum, down to one dollar-and draw interest oa It. Saturday he was taken seriously ill being threatened with an attack of appendicitis. opened Leader Michener of the oppo-1,ageing about for some use to which aition, in his reply to the speech from the throne, said his party would do nothing to delay the business of the session unless the government brougl^t down railway guarantee legislation. So far no 6ucU legislation has been brought down, and none will be. But lh opposition hasn't lived up to^Mr. -Mlcjiener's promise. For peanut politics the opposition at this session lakes the cake. Business has been delayed at every turn. Every criti-ciam brought forward has bonie the stamp of the offlce-seeklng partisan. Conservative journals which prate about the breaking of the party truce at Ottawa should turn their attention to Edmonton and call off their dogs of war. Fourteen-ycar-oU! Carmen Acker of Toronto was badly crushed about the body op Saturday when ho was pinned between the floor of a moving ele- to put his brewery after June 30 next, when prohibition goes into force in Alberta, Is thinking of manufacturing ^^^"^ building. alcohol from potatoes. And he is quoted as saying that alcohol jiro- duced in this way can be sold for :;5 cents a gallon. The Jiadlsou announcement is to the effect that the director of a local laboratory predicts that grain alcohol will displace gasoline on account of the soaring price o� the latter. For the past three years, says the dispatch, the authorities have been conducting experiments along this very line. Tlie statement is made that, wliereas gasoline is .selling in \ew York at from 27 cents to .'iO cents a I gallon, grain alcohol can be produced iat from 13 to 15 cents a gallon. does he put his*foot down fiat on commlltee had got past the Investigation, but he stamps on It. j experimental stage and had become .Mr. J. W. Flavelle, chairman of the ' no expert in awarding contract and reorganized imperial nuinitions board, i handling a sum of money equal to was in the gallery during most of Pre-; twice the annual revenue of Canada inier Borden's remarks, and seemed that it had to be removed to another much surprised at this display of tem- sphere of action. per. ilr. Flavelle, who has a smooth | Sir Robert produced character evi-and pious disposition, would never dence from -Messrs. Tliomas and Hi-let the sun go down on his wrath that; Chens who were anxious to let the way. He would consider it bad play. | old shall committee out wlili as little! Mr. Flavelle does his important work ; fuss as possible but he did not pro-! for nothing and sheer love of country. ,duce the minutes of the last meeting ' .Mi he get out of it is a beef contract of the shell committee, which would nnd the more or less distant prospect have given another color to tho story, of a knighlliood. lu that famous but mysterious docu- Sir Wilfrid addressed himself at raent the shell committee washes its some length to the point made by hands of the prices fixed for shells j Arthur Aleighen, namely that the . by Messrs. Thomas and Hichens and j tious, wnose pastor, tne ttev. j. k. ; money so lavishly distributed hy the (lults the job. Although many shell Routledge, has recently enlisted for \ old shell committee 10 itself and its' makers have taken contracts since overseas service, the n ' ' ' t,-.,^,.... -------- -., iu,.',t tvi, Thnumi: m-ipes and miide irood parsonage was burned. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH GRASSY LAKE BRANCH  G. R. TINNING, Manager H. E. SANDS, Acting Manager That Thomas D. James, an old Brantfoid boy, had been burned to death in a fire which destroyed his home at El Paso Texas, was the word received by his brother. Simon James. At a social gathering of the Wick-low and Colborne Baptist congregations, whoso pastor, the Rev. J. R. UIU Slieu i:uuiilHiLce ttj jiouil t\i*ii ,1.0 . - .....- 1 ii-ioniii: wna RHtiuli ninnpv and that i at the Thomas prices and made goou overseas service, the mortgage on the '"enus. ^^�s hiuuu money aim ''�'M"'^ , � , ,.,,_,, ,,,,, , f.,|,. ,,,.o- ' conseciuent y the Canadian parliament' profits, the British laea oi a lan pio THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE .SIR RDMIJND WALKEIt, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President JOHN AIRD, General Mannirrr H. V. F. JONES. Ass't Ccnerml Wmttnt: V. C. BROWN Suporintondent of Central Western Bmnehei ANXIOUS TO HELP THE FARMERS-IN SPOTS Leader Michener of tlie Alberta apposition, seconded by Dr. Blow of Calgary, has presented a resolution to the legislature calling upon the pro-.vinclal government to establish a system of rural credits throughout the province. � The Calgary News Telegraiii, com-puenting on Mr. Michener's action, says, "the opposition has now, how-over, put the matter right up to the government, and Premier Sifton will have to move or give good reasons for REMOVING SHELL KILLS COMPANION Windsor, Ont., JIarch 17.-An inquest has been ordered and Colonel Welch is conducting a military Inquiry on the shooting of Private Jack Lani-gan, in Essex, early this morning by another soldier. Private Wm. Cousins. Tliey had just gone into tho barracks off guard duty, and Cousins was removing the shells from his rifie, when It accidentally discharged, the bullet striking I..anlgan in the head, killing lilm instantly. POWDEiR EXPLODES Kenvllle, X. J., March 17.-The ex-. plosion of about lOOu pounds of inactivUy." The Calgary paper says I smokeless powder at the plant of the the need Is great.' So it is. jWercules Powder company here today Farther down the page in the same paper, the News Telegram criticizes the;cost o� building the Alberta Co-operative elevators. For some reason the.t!N[ew8 Telegram has always had ita^kulfe djjfc: for the co-operative elevators, why'It should boost for a system of rural credits and in the ne.xt breath slam the farmers' elevators is rather hard to fathom. Both are for the same purpose-r-to help the farmers. But, evidently the News Telegram Is moved to knock the elevators because the Sifton government iH supporting the system In an en-di^avor to get the farmer better prices tor his grain, while It boosts tho system of rural jredits because it is advanced by Leader Michener and which may embarrass the government, which may not now be in a position to undertake the scheme. In any event the Herald is quite sure that Alberta farmers are more concerned just now in getting better market conditions than in borrowing more money with which to farm on a more extensive basis. When the News Telegram �fights free wheat and knocks tho farmers' elevators the farmer looks for the nigger in the woodpile whon it is suddenly moved to pHy ou . his behalf and applauds Mr. Michener's efforts to lather a. rural credits scheme. Farmers, too, are not prone to for f!et that Proiiiier Borden �promised ha' injured dve employees, three of them seriously, and wrecked a liuUding. Kdward C. Evans, former secretary-treasurer of the National Paper company, Jlontreal, has been arrested at Montego Bay, Jamaica, on a charge of stealing $G,000 from the company. He is alleged to have lost this money in speculating on the stock market. Anotlicr piece of land tor park purposes ha.s been presented to Calgary by Mrs. Eleanor Tomkins, who recently gave the city a number of lots for tho same purpose. The new property is in Beaumont subdivision, and it is assessed this year at $1,400. The assessment was considerably greater in previous years. It is a circle at the junction of four streets. Capt. the Hon. W. J. Shaughnessy, eldest son. of Lord Shaughnessy, on-listed for the overseas service with the 199th battalion. He will go as adjutant, an office ho has filled for more than a year in the ,55th Irish Canadian Rangers. Lord Shanugh-nessy's second son, Capt., tho Hon. Fred Shaughnessy, and his son-in-law Capt. Rene Redmond, are "somewhere in France" with the (iOth Canadian battalion. had nothing to do with It. One of the : fit did not commend itself to the old great differences between Abraham shell commlltee which believed that Lincoln and Arthur Meighen is that virtue was not its own reward unless Abraham was a rail splitter and Ar- there was millions in it, thur Is a hair splitter. This last hair At all events Premier Borden, un-Arthur will have to split all over j der pressure from -Messrs. Thomas again because Sir Wilfrid proved to i and Hichens, consented to a reorga-tlie satisfaction of all reasonable ; nidation of the shell committee. Jienco minds that the money spent hy tho, the imperial' inuniLious board with .1. old shell committee was just as much ! W, Flavelle, the boss elllciency man, Canadian money as it was British,' at its head. The other members were since Sir Thoina.s White had admitted also nominated by Premier Horden, that there would be an accounting but as Mr. PMavcUe is a great man after the war and that Canada \Yould for having his own way, ihey don't pay her share of the munitions pur-1 cut much figure. Premier Borden's CAPITAL, SI 5,000,000 RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000 FARMERS' BUSINESS The Canadian Bank of Commerce e.\tcnds to' Farmers every facility for the transaction of their banking business, including the discount and collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes are supplied free of charge on application. \V63 chased by the British government in Canada for the use of British and last word is that the old shell committee was "doing fine." Doing whom'.' Canadian troops in Europe. Sir Wil-i Doing Great Britain. Premier Bor- That early morning dose of -is responsible for many a man's good health and business elTiciency. A spoonful in a gl.iss of w.iicr befon-breakfast means a clear brain for clear thinking, a hearty appetUe and a good digestion. It not only vtaies but lieeps yon well-because it i.s a natural ri-metly. Try ENO'S for a few mornings ami notice how much better you feel-how invigorated as a result of its purifying, cleansing properties. But-remtmber there is, only one "FRUIT SALT"-EN'O'S, Don't be persuaded to buy worthless imilulioiis. Get ENO'S-at your Druggist's. Prepared ottty by J. C ENO. Lia., VFruit Salt Worki," LONDON, Enf. SoU Aeeoli 1" Ncrtb Americ* ^ HAROLD F, RITCHIE 4 CO. UMITED 8^ 10 McCAUt 5TRECT, TORONTO imW^ (6) frid's logical mind put two and two together and since he did not make five of it a government which thinks that it is the part of all good citizens to suspend their Intellectual faculties and shut their mouths while the British shillings roll gaily into the coffers of their friends, was much annoyed and said so. When it comes to foaming the seid-litz powder of commerce has nothing on Premier Horden. He made a point of it, as I remember, that Sir Wilflrd's jusllfiablo reHections on profiteering were "aspersions on the manufacturers of Canada." Now what do you think of that? Wliatever happens Premier Borden is going to keep warm with tlie manufacturers. Anotlier matter touched by Sir Wilfrid wa.'i what a poei might call Sam den, who has a confirmed habit of (luoting letters, was willing to (|Uote one from Lloyd George to prove that shell prices in Canada were not as high as they might have been if they had been higher. But, as he wanted to cut the figures out and present the statoraont algebraically, X being efjual to GNjat Britain, and X-^-Y being eciual to Canada, the opposition naturally kicked at taking f|uadratic e(|uationH instead of tlic plain truth and so tho letter was not read. Frank Carveil did a good night's work. At the first, crack out of the box lie succeeded In rultling Oily Wilcox who shouted "rot" and was disciplined by the speaker. R. B. Bennett also showed a disposition to bite and wiien he could stand It no longer, lelt tho chamber. As a bud Lethbridge Branch - R.T. Brymner, Mgi Hughes' time fuses for which tlie ding cabinet minister. R. B. takes all shells were kept waiting more than a I these challenges 1*6 himself. Mr, year while thousands of Canadian soldierH were slain and battles lost or not followed u|> because they had Carvell's main contention was that, as Canada before the war is over will have perhaps one fifteenth of the nothing to fight back with, shells Empire troo.ns at tho front, and one ewaro of Substitutes, without time fuses being about as useful as heads without brains. When U. h. Tliomas paid his famous visit ! to Canada, this country owing to the luck of time fuses, had made good on slioll orders and delivories only to tho exlcnt of two per cent. The rale was afterwards speeded up, but Canada is sllll pevcnly-fivo i)er cent, behind Bchodulo and stands little chance of getting nioro shell orders from England until she catches up. One reason for the delay was no time fuses, the other exigences of the patronage lli't wlilfh did not look with favor on any shell makers but Coiuiervatlve ones. As afterward.s pointed out by Mr. (,'arvcll, the Canadian General Flcctrlo Company, which at thq very start of the war had offered to produce .100,000 shells a month, was turned down because Its jiarty complexion \vaa not right and even now it can boast of nothing but a measly order for twenty-Oso thousand shells. Meanwhile the old shell committee was handing it out gaily to Its friends and whenever a case of doubt arose helping itself to contracts at any^ where from one hundred to throe hundred per cent, profjjt. More than that-although Sir Sam � gives this a % The Management of Estates,Official Assignee, Fire Insurance and Collection of Rents form a part of our business. British Canadian Trust Co. PHONE 1843 315 5th STREET SOUTH-CONYBEARE BLOCK-LETHBRIDGE tenth of the munition factories as compared with England, and as she will have to pay for her share of the , ammunition bought In Ca^ada by tho \ British govonimonl It is only reasonable that the operations of the old shell committee shall he Invostigalcd Perhaps the most Interesting iiart of Jlr, Carvell's speech was wlioro ac showed how good the old shell committoo was to itsoit. Oeneral Bert-ram's companies-General Bertram was chairman of tho sliell committee -got 51,r)00,000 ill contracts on which there was a presuiiiable profit of $800,000; the Universal Tool Stool Company, George Watt's protege, got $1,700,000, probaiile profit $1)00,000; tho Electrical Stool and Metal Company, David CariKigin's spoiled child, got $1,300,000, probable profit $1,000,-OOO; and the Nova Scotia Stool Company, Colonel Cantloy's pet, got $15,-000,000 on which you can figure out the profit for yourself, taking care to comparfe the company's rathor famished balancQ sheet tor IDIS with thu swollen statement for 1016. Another statement of Mr. Carvell's was that tho Stool iWotal Prodtwta Company, of which tl>o Hon, A, R. Kemp, a piombor of tho government FARMS FOR RENT The iiudei'sio'iied have the fo II wo in g properties I'm' I'ciil; and solicit; t'ot'i'os|)oiideuco re- gard ing' saiiK N. W. v.\ 7-l.l-2()-l-rh, ! 10 at^i~l!s broken. Kair hnild'iiigs. All foiu'cd with 3 wires. E. y.> l4-l.l-22-4tli, 80 acres broken. Good biiildiiigs. All fenced. ,S. W. 9-12-2l.-ltli. All fenced. 8. v.. 4-10-27-41 h, 85 acres broken. Good Good bnil dings FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, APPLY TO The Trusts & Guarantee Company, Liiniled CALGARY OR LETHBRIDGE T Ife-fell.'.. 40 3653 ;