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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIPGE DAILY HERALD MONDAY. MAHCH 21, 1921 THE; LETHBRIDQE HCRALO PRINTING COMPANY. LIMITED 8th Street South, Albert! W. A. BUCHANAN President unj Miuiairint: Director JOHN TOKKANCK Member Audit Hurt-Mi Circulatlom Siibscriction Rates: Daily. iWlvc-red. por .13 Daily, tty mail, per 8.VH l.y m.ili fi.r C months........ -i.i-' by mail. months........... 2.6'.' weekly, 'oy mall, per yr-ar.......... 1.61' Weekly, iv r.wll per year to U.3... 2.0i THE NEW JURY ACT The Jury Act which is to make al lowance for the serving ot women on juries is one ot the progressive mea sures of the time. Its intention is to remove the inequalities of women am to give them the same privilege as those' enjoyed by men. In tho desire, however, to grant women those privil- eges which are claimed by those who speak for them, on the contention that they have the right to be placed on a parity with men, care should be taken, on the principle of equal rights, that they should not be exceeded. The new Jury Act, in the details so far given, gives ground for a certain consideration. Women according to it will not be forced to serve on juries unless they declare their willingness to do so. At the same time, as we understand it, in actions which con- cern women they will be given the right to ask for women juries. The allowance made in the making the service of women on juries not compulsory and leaving it to them the privilege of declaring their willingness, coupled with the provisions made for a jury of women I Do You Know? I than our expenditure before the war, nearly 2Uii millions -moro than the or- dinary expondituro of the year before last, and, what is still moro import- ;int, moro thun 1GO millions In excosa of the total revenue of the present fiscal year. According to a statement Issued by the Finance Department, tho total of revenue collected for cloven months of the fiscal your is roughly millions. As there is one more month to lular from (tho year ends on .March it is prolm'ole that the j I total for tho twelve months will not j I exceed 4oO millions. So that, a? suming that this year's revenue i no greater than last year's, tho est matesj brought to Parliament mea (and it must be remembered that th supplementaries are yot to come) a 1S20-21 deficit oMOO million dollars The following five items which rep resent outlays over which the Govern men has no control are well worthj of the weightiest consideration. The> represent -100 millions which are war tinie and railway legacies. Interest public debt Pensions Soldiers' Land Settle- ment Soldiers' Civil Re-estab- lishment With the enormous public debt, the onus of liquidating which must fal on the people, they will have to look to rigid economies on the part of the Government, and it demands that there should be the same icrutiny and interest given to public expenditures as ar'e exercised over the private purse of the individual. THE DANGER OF THE PRESCRIPTION Citing the cases of the deaths of two people in Toronto through a in the case of actions in which women physician's error in the case of Neo- diars'ensl and Diarsenol, by giving one in mistake for the other, and to another case of death which occurred more recently through a patient tak- ing barium sulphurette in place of barium sulphate, this time the mis- take of the chemist who apparently did not know that the one he gave in error was a deadly poison, Toronto Saturday Night draws attention to what constitutes a public danger. "It would says Toronto paper, and in this it is right in its contention, .that it is "time for a com- plete revision of methods pertaining to therapeutics. From time to time the newspapers report cases ot error, either on the part of the druggist or the physician, which prove fatal to the patient. So common have thesa mistakes become that no one but a fatalist will now take what a. physi- cian prescribes and the druggist hands out, without tear and trembl- ing. Of course, if we all kept a stock of white rats and rabbits to experi- ment on before we took these doses more would probably escape an un- timely and. But such live stock is hot kept in the ordinary household." The Toronto Saturday Night is not far wrong when it says that unques- tionably the general use of Latin in medical terms and medicines is to blame for what have been tragical re- sults. It is not a matter for wonder, it observss, why more fatalities do not occur, in the doubt that the ordinary drug clerk is as familiar with, the lead language as he should be. Again, t remarks, medical science has de- creed, for some reason not under- standable to the man on the street, .hat one set of drugs, deadly poisons, should bear names intimately associ- ated with other drugs of an, exactly opposite effect, as in the case of Neo- diarsenol and Diarsenol, with the dire results referred to. It has to be admitted that in many cases the prescription the family physician is a jumbled hieroglyphic so far as the layman can understand it, and it is a matter of surprise that there are no more fatal mistakes than those which are brought to notice. This can only be put down to the care of druggists on the whole in making up of prescriptions. The fact, how- ever, remains that the using of what are particularly concerned, raises point which lends itself to gome thought. It would appear that, in the allowances made, that there will b the privilege accorded women t select their juries. This Is perceivable in that in the actions which allow women to ask for a jury of women and in the privilege allowed women to declare themselves willing to serve as Jurors, that should a woman desire a jury of her own sei it would nft he a difficult matter for her to ask cer tain women to declare themselves as being willing to serve on the particu- lar jury. This Is something which could easily happen, in that it can he taken there will be no particular rush on the part of women to, serve on juries, any more than there is the part of men. It is not altogether an agreeable function, and one which the majority of individuals would rather get out of it if possible than ba eager to avail themselves of. In the case of women it may be taken that 'this will apply more closely. If the Jury Act is as we construe it, would seem that there is a need of revision to obviate anything which may allow of selected juries in the case of women, which, it need not he shpwn, is contrary to the principles of justice in its application both to women and men. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT The ordinary Individual Is in the habit of not giving more than a pass- ing thought to governmental expendi- tures and revenue. It is a common habit to look on these in a detached way as concerning governments more than the individual. With this outlook there is the failure to grasp that gov- ernmental moneys are the moneys of the people and therein the individ- ual has a direct interest In the spend- ing of them and in the liabilities of governments. The sooner the" individ- ual and the people as a whole take a live interest in the expenditures, re- venues, and liabilities of governments, the better will it conduce to the well- heing of the finances ot the Dominion and of the provinces, in that these have a direct relation to the individ- ual in the taxes he will have to pay- in footing national and provincial bills. The peopls of Canada, like the peo-, pie of other countries, are at the pros- i TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What Is the present standing of parties in the British Parliament? 2.' What three works of notion known to have had tho largest sale? Who was the author ot "O. Can- ada." and who was tho composer of the musk'. Who was tho author of tho fol lowing lines, "He good, sweet maid, 5. What is the. largest bell in the world in actual use? ij. are famous large bclU, and what are the sizes of the bells in England known as "Great "Great "Great and "liiK SINN PIININS LEAVE FOR U. DUBLIN', rriumpttoa ot emigration to the United hai becouM tvldtat and Sinn F.ui lead- ers are steps to prevtat It. An emigration at Llitowel. county Kerrr, hai been threatened with death If he books any males the anei of 16 and 45 for pamfe to the United States. SATURDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. Who was Prestpr John? 2. AYlmt are Judas holes? o. Hcv.v does the riter Tigris get its name? 4. Wlint is the origin of the phraso "on 5. What is Tom Tidler's Ground? What is the source of the word ANSWERS 1. The supposed Christian king and priest of a mediaeval kingdom in the interior of Asia. He has furnish- ed material for a number of mediaeval The peep-holes through which the prison-guard used to look into the cells to see that all was right. 3. The word Tigris means the "arrow." The river is so called from the rapidity of its current. 4. "Tick" is short for "ticket." In the 17th century ticket was the ordin- ary term for the written acknowledg- ment of a debt given by goldsmiths, who were the "bankers of the time, and so living on credit said to be iving on tick. 5. The ground or tenement of a sluggard. The expression occurs in Jicken's Christmas story. "Tidier" s a contraction of "the idler" or Tidier." 6. One way of settling disputes by he Romans was to give the litigants _wo rods which they crossed as if in ;ght, and the person whom the prae- or "vindicated' broke the rod of his opponent. The rods were called and hence' "vindicate" meaning "to justify." (R. E. S. The composer you name is we believe, either of Canadian or American nationality. The lyrics are ot taken from an opera. She omposed several other pieces.) Every Window For Mile Around is Broken by Force of Explosion CHICAGO, Mar. explosion of grain dust rocked tho entire south- ern section of Chicago early Saturday night and wrecked one of the world's largest elevators and hroko every window within a radius of a mile. Of the nine watchmen who were trapped in the structure by the blast, two are known to be dead and four are missing. The bodies of the two dead were recovered Saturday. The elevators, wHich consisted of a series of steel concrete towers, were built at a cost ot more than and were operated by the Armour Grain company. SMELTER PUN! Investigating Officer is Loaded With Booze and Stolen Watches VICTORIA, Mar. One Big unionists IP the Nelson district block- ed an effort of the provincial govern- ment to Investigate their activities was related In the accounts commit- tee of the legislature by Deputy At- torney-General A. M. Johnson. An agent sent by the government to tho district was arested for theft. In- vestigations have disclosed, said Mr. Johnson, that the agent was met by a friendly stranger who induced him to gnt drunk. When the man recover- ed consciousness he found himself under arrest with a pocket filled with watches and that had been planted there. WORE A WAR BUTTON; GETS TWO MONTHS PRINCE ALBERT, Mar. and wearing a war button to which he was not entitled, David Hamm of Cauwood lias been senten- ced to two months' imprisonment with hard labor. PICKED UP IN PASSING FOR THK BUST MAN The government "cost plus" system of building the Weliaud ship 'canal is to abolished. Itov. Mr. Gibson has boon appoint- oil pastor of the United Church it Gore Uay. An epidemic of a light tyno of in- fluenza swept over the villas? of Una rt r Dr. Cook, M.O.H. for Sudbury, 1ms appealed to the district judge to fix his salary. Brussels and Blyth eipect to re- ceivo Hydro power coming by way of Soaforth. Albert Smith was killed by falling rock while working in the Creighton Mine-, Sudbury. Thieves broke into the G.T.R. ex- press office at Thorndalo and stole seven cases of liquor. nobt. Latiiiier, aged 61, was drown- ed in Lachine Canal at Montreal while breaking Ice off a tug. Capt. A. McPhee, the oldest sailor from the Georgian Bay district, died at his home in Owen Sound, aged 83. Ttleahont tern of Arkont mid dutrict purehued by w. Perry for Ktthonla and Lttvli govern- have been recojnlied by Hol- land. Mr. Potter, who married In Clinton fifty ago, celebrated tbair golden wedding in Crystal, Man. The body of Alonio Shafer, of Elora, was found by his Bon In tlia Irvine Iliver. lie had been missing since Saturday night. The McVlnley-Dnrrafh- Savage Mines of Cobalt, Limited, in the year ending Doc. 31. WQ, eiperlonced a. net lost of Preston Community Allocution have taken an option on the Commer- cial Hotel with a view to construct- ing a community hull. James .Tones, farmer, in Zone township, was found by his son hang- ing in tho barn, and resuscitated, but is now violently insane. John Kick, a young man employed by B. Cook, druggist. St. Thouuii. was arrested charged with stealing from h's employer. t Ten years in Kingston penitentiary was the sentence imposed on Rev. James Chapman, of Otterville, a small village In South Norwich township when he appeared before Judge Wal- lace charged .with an unmentionable crime against a number of small boys. He pleaded guilty. has RAYMOND LADIES PAY TRIBUTE TO MRS. ALLEN (Prom 08r Own Correspondent) RAYMOND, 17th ilarch was the annual day of the L. 3. S. relief societies of-the 1st and nd wards of Raymond. After the ipening exercises the stake primary fficers requested the remaining time e spent ia paying homage to Mrs. I. S. Allen who has labored for thirty ears for the advancement of primary rork among the children of the wards nd "take, also a worker in the elief society organization. President I Dahl gave a short talk on the faithful labors of the retiring presi- dent, Amy L. Allen, and welcomed all Mrs. L. G. Alston of Magrath was s. LJ. piston OE Magrath was uulu Lms morning, iwo oannits at- called on for reminiscences and in a to break into the Alton Pack- Million Dollar Loss Caused New York Capitalists Own Plant VANCOUVER, liar. mil lion dollar plant of the Howe Sound Wining and Smelting company at Brit tania Beach, B. C., Is said to havt been destroyed by fire which broke out In the plant tonight. Communlca tlon by telegraph has been broken and no details were available at mid night of the extent of the damage The plant, which Is owned in New York, is situated about thirty miles north ol Vancouver and launches have been> dispatched to render as sistance If needed. The president of the corporation is E. B. Schley of New York City. Later dispatches establish the fact R that the fire occurred Saturday even- ing in the concentrator plant of the Howe Sound company on Brlttanla B Beach, an isolated spot 20 miles from here. It Is understood that no one was injured but the plant was de- stroyed involving a loss of probably CHICAGO'S NIGHT OF CRIME CHICAGO, Mar. bandit was shot to death by a watchman, a house was bombed and a woman was killed in a mysterious explosion, at an early nour this morning. Two bandits at happy mood recalled her past labors In the organization extending over a peiiod of sixteen years, spoke of joy and inspiration, in her work with Mrs Allen. An original poem, -written by Mrs. Amanda Nillson, was read by the author and presented to Mrs. Allen. At this moment 56 little boys and girls, all primary children, came through the side doors upon the stage each carrying an American beauty rose, placing them in the arms of Mrs. Allen. The children then sang "Give said the little stream." The response of Mrs. Allen was beauti- fully and touchlngly given. A duet. "That wonderful mother of was rendered by Mrs. Snow and King. Luncheon was then served cafeteria style to about three hundred guests. The remaining time was spent in games and dances. Surely Mrs. Al- len's 56th birthday will be a happy memory the remainder of her life. During Intermission the following poem, dedicated to Mrs. Allen, was read by the writer, Mis. Helen K Orgill. NEW MANAGER FOR GYM. THEATRE, CARDSTON 'Prom Our Own.Correspondent) CARDSTON, Mar. manage- ment of the Gym theatre has chanced ing company's offices and one .n shot to death by a watchman. Within a few minutes a terrific explosion set fire to a house in another part of the city and wjien firemen entered they found the body of Mrs. Francis Schir- mer, 65 years old, stretched across a trunk. In the same district a bomb destroyed two houses, shattered win- dows and otherwise damaged half, doaen residences. McCRANEY FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS SASKATOON'. Mar. ar- rangements for the funeral of the late George B. McCraneyTjf this city were made this afternoon when it was de- cided that the body would be taken east to Oakville, Ontario, Sunday nigit, leaving on the night train for Kegina to connect with the C. P. R. eastbound Transcontinental. T'ue pub- lic will be allowed to pay their last respects between four and six o'clock Sunday afternoon. The body will be escorted by Mrs. McCraney, Mr. P. E. McKenzie, Mr. McCraney's partner in law and Mrs. McKenzie. SETTLE SITE PRINCE GEORGE STATION language as a medium of expression and with all the risks attached to the ent timo saddled with war debts amount of which, it may be, not vrvj "aCt'C0' be for have a conception of. In ln the ilUeresU magnitude of these as they T !T' the Dominion there may be a rudJ awakening to those who have failed .to take cognizance of things us they It lias been well observed by the of the Financial Times that if the estimates for 1921-22 tabled in the House at Ottawa had been brought to Parliament in pre-war years, the Government would have been regarded as mad. They show that this year Canada has to raise money either by taxation or borrow- ing to the tremendous amount of S1G million dollars, this not including 27 millions chargeable to capital ac- count. To get an idea of what this represents it is only necessary to re- member that it involves an outlay of more than seventy dollars for every man, woman and child in the coun- frr, that it is 300 por cent, greater sion with a certain mysterious learn- ing, but this is not sullicient for the retaining of what is a dangerous cus- tom. In spite of the status of nationhood attained by the Dominion, there are still men like Thomas Vien, the fed- eral member for Lotliiniere, who are chasing shadows which they con- sider stand against true autonomy. This is ,-v species oE political delirium tremens. Tin- bill of the Alberta Society of Spiritualists has met with opposition the Legislature. Tiii! iielltlonera have askwi that it stand over so that the solicitor for the bill micht 1m present, lie will be in way of a medium for getting tliu measure ac- eeptetl has served well and faithfully in this capacity. As the Gym is a public being so Mr. Smith is deserving of the thanks of the public for his ef- ficient services during the past year. The new manager, Mr. G. S. Brown has accepted the position as part of his duties as a member of the school board, the Gym theatre being entire- ly under the control of the school trustees. It is their policy however to have this large hall open to the needs of the public and in thus serv- ing the public the duties of tho Gym manager often become rather burden- some. Mr. Brown, however, is a young man, full ot public splritedness, and will undoubtedly prove equal to the task. PAYS PENALTY AFTER FOUR YEARS PRINCE ALBERT, Mar. Churchman, alias Macphcrdua. who absconded from St. Julien. four years ago after heating up-an old lady, has been traced and arrested by provincial police. Ho was'discovered-in Saska- toon ;ind yesterday received three months hard lut-jj cd W'akaw. OTTAWA, board of railway commissioners has issued judgment in connection with the Prince George station matter on the 0. T. P. railway in British Columbia. This was a dispute over the location of the station at Prince George, there being three distinct locations to has finally between located bet____ Dominion and Quebec streets, thus in a measure, reversing a former decis- ion of the board. U. S. COLLIERIES IDLE GLACE BAY, N. S., Mar. the collieries of the Dominion Coal company hero are Idle today and will he idle on .Monday. mines ma- chine shops and foundry and sections of the railway of the company are all affected by the stoppage of work. The mines will reopen Tueiday but it is eipected that they will only he worked Intermittently for some time. Lack of coal orders ii reaton lor the shutdown. GERMANS ABOLUH CONSCRIPTION BERLIN. Mar. German army bill abolishing conscription and fixing the strength of the army at men and of the navy at men, passed the Reichstag yeiterday. The Independent. Socialist and Commun- voted against tho generations, no breakfast in all the year has ranked as an "occasion" like that of Easter morn- For years, nothing on the Easter breakfast menu has ranked in national esteem with Swift's Premium Hams and Bacon Daintily cooked to a tempting brown served sizzling hot Swift's Premium Bacon makes a dish relished by the whole family. Swift'a Premium Bacon it outitanding in excellence because of its extra mild cure iti succulent fat and enticingly flavored lean and its characteristic lavourineii due to the exclusive Swift of selection and curing. Order todzj from your Butcher or Grocer. Swift Canadian Co. Limited Toronto Winnipeg Edmonton iiiimiiimmimiiiiii MACDONALD'S PRINCE of WALES CHEWING TOBACCO MiiWinimiimim ;