Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 22,1})1(5 Xetbljrl&fle, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rate*; Dallr, delivered, per week ..... 10c Dally, delivered, per year ......$500 Dally, by mail, per year........JS.OO IVCekly, by mail, per year ......Jl.OO Except in the bottle- 1^ I You cannot get real Bovril except in the Bovril X^O I bottle. Bovril is so strong that it cannot possibly be manufactured in cheap cubes. .It takes the beef of a whole bullock to make a dozen bottles of Bovril. Add Bovril to make your cookery more nourishing and to save butchers'bills. But it �m/ be Bovril. for by Hon. Mr. T.emleux, postmaster TELEPHONES iSeneral during the I^urter reglnic: Business Office ............... "5: j On October 1. 19U, la the cUlcs of Editorial omce ............... 123< j Montreal. Toronto, Quebec. Winnipeg, W. A. Buchanan Managing Director John Torrane* Bualness Munager ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The llrst naval ensagetnent for iome months was recorded yesterday when Hritlsh and German destroyers j engaged in a running tight, and in which it is reported that two German ships were hit. The German report claims the Britishers toolc to flight. Russian forces have entered the old Persian capital of Ispahan, an important city of S0,000 population, 218 miles south-east of Teheran, which Indicates that the Russian advance louthward has proceeded farther than at first recorded. Germans again made violent attacks It Verdun Jfonday night, but with little success. They claim to have raptured a FYench position at Avon-jourt, with 2500 prisoners. Vancouver. Victoria. Three Rivers. Sherbrooke, Halifax, and St. .lohn. there were 2208 persons employed by | Edmonton. March 21.-Dr. Stanley's the postoBice department. At the attack on Hon. C. R. Mitchell la con-present time there are 3630, an in- nection with the Brooks Hotel is said KEEP THE- GRAIN *CT AS IT STANDS The Herald is pleased to see that the amendment to the Grain Act, introduced by Sir George Foster, is ilkely to be amended before becoming ;aw. According to the arat dispatches from Ottawa, it appeared that the Commons had adopted the amendment as proposed, but it appears now that it has not passed the final stage. West-am members. Conservative as well as Liberal, should unite to see that the original purpose of the-Act so tar as car distribution is concerned Is not defeated by any amendment. The Act means too much to western farmers to be tampered with to meet a passing situation. A WORD OF WARNING to THE FARMERS The Herald believes It is hardly necessary to warn the farmers of Southern Alberta against the very doubtful practice of stubbllng In their srops this year. We know that with very little land prepared for seeding, and considering the great crop of 1915, there will be a natural tendency on the part of the farmers to "take a chance," and sow grain on stubble land. Past experience has taught that this is a dear farming method, and should be avoided. Sow just what land can be properly tilled for the spring seeding, summerfallow the rest, and you will be farther ahead in Ihe long r,un. , If, however, it should happen to be ;in-adverse spring for seeding opera-Hons, with rainy weather delaying work, it might be permlssable to bum the stubble off land which was well lummerfallowed in 1914 and cropped last year, work up a good surface lilth and sow, but this should be done only as a last resort, and with the Intention that land so farmed will be jummerfallowed in 1917. It is a doubtful method, and as we say. should not be resorted to unless it Is impossible to follow the approved methods. to have been the result of bad temper resulting from a "nawsty" time In caucus over his original charges. Why doesn't the doctor in his zeal to clean up public life ventilate tlie holdings of the leading member of the opposition in a Ninth Avenue hotel in Calgary?, fund without loading the patrons with heavy charges. He has succeeded, and there Is no better-run utility in Canada. The Conservatives have nursed a great big hatred of "Billy" Harmer, tlie efficient deputy minister, and their whole ambition is to get something on him. They will tail. There are rumblings in the corridors of bickerings in the opposition caucus. All Is far from harmony. There are apparently too many leaders and an over-dose of counsel. i NO WAR ECONOMY IN POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT Right now when people of every Bhado of politics are concerning them-selTes about economy in their private (Jtalrs, and demandlnf economy In public administration It Is interesting to note what is being done In some of 1 the departments at Ottawa where evidently no thought of war economy has ever reached. The Dominion government has been taken to task on man}-: occasions of late for glaring ex travagance in Its administration, but perhaps there is no case so outstand ing as that of the post office department. With increased ^postal charges the people have a right to look for; a greatly Increased surplus from thjs department. The charges were In-oreaaed to raise revenue to help carry 1�n the war, but it Is aulte evident that the men who have been In charge at � the department entertain the idea at the Increased revenue Is merely |ror the purpose of raising more money pay more office seekers and tlius discharge a party debt. This is especially true as it concerns the ad nlnlBtratlon o� Hon. Mr. Pelletier, former postmaster general, who gave vay after a period of reckless admin-listratlon to Hon. Mr. Casgraln, to vhom we hope we � can look for' a sourse that will undo much of Pelle tor's extravagance, Tlie Toronto 3loba, commenting on Pelletler's 'e-faoy of reckless 'siwnding says, Us ares lieing based on returns asked crease in a little over four years of 1422. The disgraceful way in which the various offices have been used to pay party debtg is well illustrated by a Comparison of the revenue derived from the otflces and the salaries paid. In making this comparison it must be remembered that the postage on all letters has been increased from a, third to one-hair, and that this has j ^^^-'-^ '^^^^r^\^y^l^^l caused no corresponding increase of [to investigate the telephone depart-work for the puatomce employees, the jment. Liberals are willing to bet their only addition to their duties being the sessional indemnity on a barren search cancellation of two sUmps on a cer-'1,�': "'"J^'^-,," ^'".5'?�'" . , ^ . , .hobby to run this department free tain proportion of letters instead of; from interference from party workers one. It follows from this that Uie i and to make it pay not only running cost of operation ought not to have "Peuses. but to meet ail Interest increased in anything like the same!^''"S�^ P'-�^-''J� � modest sinking proportion as the revenue. The figures in the case of Montreal and Quebec are evidence of the deliberate waste of the public money. The postal revenue from the city of Montreal in the fiscal year ending March 31, 1911, wan ?1,'152,000 under two-cent postage, and when the Laurler government went out of office It took $542,918 to pay the yeariy salaries of the officials. On February 1, 1916, the total revenue for eleven months under the three-cent postage was $2,151,346, and the cost of operation had been so increased that the yearly salaries amounted to $1,118,964. In other words, though almost a third had been added to the revenue without any corresponding labor increase, salaries still absorbed practically the same proportion of the receipts of the Montreal ot&ce as they did under two-cent postage. The case of Quebec Is even more scandalous. There the yearly salaries have Increased since October, 1911, from $91,186 to $236,-244, while the revenue, despite the Increased rate of postage, has Increased from $160,968 for the twelve months in 1910-11 to $268,000 for the eleven months of 1915-16. Quebec yields less net revenue to the country today than it did under the lower postal rates. The Globe has been informed that tiiere are slnec;ures in the Quebec office of a most flagrant sort. There is no need to go abroad for standards of comparison to show that the Pelletier regime was wasteful beyond all precedent. In Toronto under Mr. Lemleux in 1911 yearly salaries of $506,311 produced revenue totalling $1,963,065, or about four dollars In revenue for one of salary. On February 1, 1916, the yearly salaries In Toronto had increased to $963,415 and the revenue tor eleven months of the fiscal year to $3,458,937. Here the proportion of fo.ur dollars of revenue 1 to one of salary has been almost maintained, but extravagance of management as compared with the Le-mieux administration is shown by the fact that It now costs a fourth of the revenue received from a three-cent rate of postage to operate the Toronto office, whereas four years ago It cost only a fourth of the revenue from a two-cent rate to do the work. A conspicuous feature of the session is the large number of moUons and orders requesting Information, and not one of them is opposed even by s,uggestion. All of which goes to show how much piffle there is In the assertion that the government is blocking Inquiry. The opposition can have all the inquiry it wants through constitutional channels. All the opposition have made out of the tiresome probe of the McAnhur railways is to show that J. D. McAr-thur Is the big man, not only In the railway pompanies, but In the construction' and subsidiary companies. J.ust how this affects the relations of the government to the railway company is not clear. If ail the dealings of the government are as straight and above-board as the business relations with the Central Canada . railway It has nothing to fear. There, hasn't been any further flag-waving from the left of Mr. Speaker since George Hoadley's unfortunate venture into that picayune phase of party tactics. Dr. Blow, member for South Calgary, has not yet made up his mind to forgive George. Aside from about three members, the opposition is woefully lacking In oratorical ability, which makes the glowing reports In the Tory party press of "rousing speeches" highly amusing to any one acquainted with the situation. SOME BIG BUSINESS Ottawa, March 21.---During the past two weeks some $27,000,000 worth of shell contracts have been let in Canada by the imperial munitions board. These orders are the result of the credit for the imperial treasury which has been established In Canada by the banks of the Dominion, Speed in delivery is the main concern of the munitions board and the orders are only being given to firms that can guarantee delivery in a specified time. The Headaches that so many women suffer from -are often due to a congested state of the liver-the body's filter. What it needed is a gentle tonic-aperient, to produce a healthy and normal action of the digestive organs and rid the blood oflm* purities. In such cases nothing is so g;ood aa ENO'S FRUIT SALT -the world's household remedy for mora Ihnn forty years. It� �ctloii 1� geatle �nd nMnral. olctniing the lystem. banlihrng h��dache� �nd llatletiDeu, �nd auUtIng natore Avoid wotthleu Imltatlooi. There li ooly one FKUiT SM.T-tWO'S. AtlcyourdniHlit. Prtfartd only ty J.CENO.W., "FreUSelt" Werfa.tONDON.Bu. Salt Af uU Ur Hartk Aatrln HASOU) F. RITCHIE * CO. LIMITED U HtCAUL STRSn, TOROKtO (8) There will be no Sunday golf this 80��on at the Stratford Country club. Six hundred Toronto workers entered a protest against prohibition. At n conference held at Toronto it was decided to take steps to enlarge Canada's trade with Kussin. One hundred fair Irish colleens acted as recruiting sergeants on tlie streets of Toronto on the 17th of Ireland, tor the 208th Irish Fusiliers. Out of 47 applications W. II. Falr-chlld of Brantford was recommended for the position of-city engineer by the special committee of Gait council. The presbytery of Winnipeg passed u resolution by a vote of 16 to 1 lu favor of union with the Methodist and Congregational churches. Dr. A. P. McKiiinon of Portage la Prairie, has received an appointment of honorary captain with the University Field Ambulance corps. Industrial education will be considered by the New Bninswick legislature this session, a delegation of the New Brunswick labor federation was Informed officially. The Toronto board of control will recommend Thos. Bradshaw tor the position oC commissioner of finance and city treasurer, at a salary of $15,-000. The Canada Steamship lines are making Port Metcalfe, at the foot of Wolfe Island, the transfer point for their United States passengers this coming season, Instead of Clayton. The Orange Grand Preceptory. in session at Brockvllle, pledged support to the Dominion and provincial governments in temperance reform measures to conserve man-power during the war. The waterworks committee of the Ottawa city council voted to dismiss all alien citizens of German nationality from its employ. There are a number of Germans in the pay ot the committee. In the interest ot public health the Stratford board of health wlIL ask the city council to pass a bylaw providing for the wrapping of meat and bread and to insist on all milk being bottled at the dairies. Capt. Isaac Watt, a well known master, has been appointed to the position of wharfinger for the new government dock at Windsor, in place of .lames Reld, who resigned on account of ill-health and the pre38.ure of other duties. Dr. Thaddeus Walker, who has been appointed town treasurer of Walker-ville, over Dr. Charles W. Hoare, who held the position last year, will give his salary of $300 to the patriotic fund until the end of the war. The new treasurer is a grandson of the late Hiram Walker. The death ot Etta Richardson, wife of J. E. Jacques, a well-known furniture manufacturer of Berlin, took place suddenly, being due to heart failure. She was a daughter ot Rev. George T. Richardson, a pioneer Methodist minister, and was bom In Blenheim, Ont. Thomas A. Edison told the U. S. house naval committee that with a fully equipped federal research labo-ratorj- and standardization of machine parts a submarine could be built in 15 days. He said Uie U. S. should appropriate liberally for such a laboratory, as recommended by the naval advisory board ot civilian ex perts. To make a jump from cliocolate dipper to newspaper reporter is the desire of one of the first Brantford girls to register her wlUlngneas to undertake emergency work ho as to allow men to enlist. Another girl's ambition is to drive a bakery wagon, while anotlier wants to be a chauffeur. Eleven women and girls regis tered in one day and the majority of them want clerical work, although a number are willing to go into munition factories. Bournemouth, Eng., gave a warm reception to members of a Canadian battalion at the last week-end, when the regiment's association . football team, with brass and bugle, bands, visited the town. The Canadians were met by the mayor and aldermen, given hospitality by the citisiens and tendered free rides on the street cars. In a football match witnesBed by 0000 spectators, a kick-off by Taylor, of the Canadians, beat the local learn by one goal to nil. The performance of the Canadian band earned a eulogy from Dan Godfrey, UGH! ACID STOMACH, SOURNESS. HEARTBURN. GAS OR INDIGESTION THE MOMENT "PAPE'S DIAgEP-SIN" REACHES THE STOMACH ALL DISTRESS GOES. Listen to what Nurse WINGARNIS says about being Run Down WHEN your system, is undermined by-worry or overwork-when your nerve,s arfe "on edge"-when the least exertion tires ,you- you are in a "run down" condition. Your system is just like allowcr drooping for laclc of water. Aiid just ns water revives a drooping flower-.soWlNCARNIS . gives new life to a "run down" constitution. ' ,\yiNCARNIS is a tonic, a restorative, and ft blood maker combined in one clear delicious beverage. It doe.t not contain , 'dntg*. It doe.