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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY. MARCH 27, 1018 THE UmmiUDC.K DAILY liftRALD UURIER CRITICIZES THE ADMINISTRATION F Ottawa, Mar. 27.-A bill to enact * bankruptcy law in Canada was Introduced by S.. V; Jacobs of George Kllcnne Carter when the house opened . this afternoon. At the present time Mr. Jacobs said there was no bankruptcy'net in" the Dominion, in that respect Canacu ififfered from j any other civilized country. The Mlf proposed to "put Canada into line with other countries. The main purpose of the bill, Mr. Jacobs explained, was to see that the debtor could obtain a discharge from his creditors. At the present lime there was no distinction made between the honest and dishonest trader in the matter ot obtaining a discharge, the discard. SEND FOR THE FREE SAMPLE If you suffer from Backache, Rheumatism, Brick Dust Deposits, Urinary and Bladder Troubles, or Swollen Joints, write for free sample of Gin Pills to The National Drat and Chemical 0^ of Canada, Limited, Toronto All were thrown imo: I'nder the measure it; was proposed that the court should' carefully scrutinize the business deal-j tngs and the business relations of; traders, separate the sheep from the :' goats, and when the Vourt was of j the opinion that a debtor through his j misfortune was obliged to assign ho1 s.hould be given the necessary con-: sideratiou , The bill was read a first time. | NO MORE KIDNEY TROUBLE Since He Commenced to Take "Fruil-a-llies" 7S Lxss'Avtsrc. (>�awa, Qst. "ThrW years ago, I bojran to feel rmi-.lown and lireJ, and suftcrrd very much from f.itfr AYrfj� western Canada to the east-secure seats now held, by members of *T provinces. � the opposition-in the province of Que-1 The minister of agriculture replied bee for supporters of tho government, > that an arrangement has been made to enable that province to secure with the mills west of and including French representatVn In the cabinet.!Kenora. that they would not ship Mr Hocken: "It is the intention j bran or shorts east of Kenora with-ot the government to enter into nego-jout,.a written consent from Mr. Mc-tiations for thnt purpose*" . r,rT?01"' Sir Robert: "The subject has not been under consideration." j Bran and Shorts Mr. Kay asked If any effort had been made to enforce the regulations of the food eantroller regulating the price of bran and shorts. In reply the minister of agriculture said it was thcPduty of the local officials charged with the administration of justice through the respective attorney-generals to deal with breaches of the law. If any breach of the regulations were brought to the notice of the food board they would be dealt with, if necessary, by cancellation of the license to do business. Mr. Kay asked if any order had been passed by Mr. McGregor prohibiting or restricting the shipment The arrangement was expected to continue. Mr. Crerar added, as long as it would facilitate the distribution of feed at a minimum cost and tend to reduce transportation difficulties. The.Food Board Speaking in support of his motion for a copy of the orders in council, creating tie Canada Food Board and all correspondence with respect to it. Sir Wilfrid Laurler said that the statements of the premier yesterday re-gtrding the battle on the western front indicated, that thts~ is going to be a very long war. If this battle should prove disastrous to the allies and' tha Cermans should enter Paris it would not end the war. Every one who knows the point of view of the French people was satisfied that they would contin- t � ttriitan * it taroniih. , Sir WtttrM t�n�w attention ttf Um> fret that to far in ih a ataftta dv-jlstv* ttctwy with �a> poeftbte �ke�ptirtu of the batlttv of the Maine. Rrtr slr.ee that bMthV the alllea had pursued a policy of attrition Thla plan would hate proved �ucv*s*r�l In all probability nml (lor-many might now have beeu dofMted hed not the collapse at Russia, hrok allied tin* ot iron around ihu Cintral rowers.. The collapse ot. Russia comblnotl with the German submarine warfare had been a blow to the allies, Tho leader of the oppc*!-Hon said that former Food Controller lianna had drawn attention to tho Imperative need of wheat among the allied nations. Ho read figures to show the huge quantities of wheat reoutr- Situation In Canada Turning to tho food situation in'Canada. Sir Wllfrll said that prices were soaring price was simply the usual soarlug price �wns simply the Usual one ot supply and demand, ho would have nothing to say. But these excessive prices were largely due to the hoarding of food by companies. The Canada Food Board, said Sir Wilfrid, had done nothing ot a drastic character to bring down food prices or conserve the supply and very_ little effective work had been done by Uie organization. To tho crodtt of Mr. Hnnna. it should" be said that he had been paid nothing but he had surrounded himself with nn expensive staff, members of which were paid salaries ot $4500 a year. With regard to high salaried officials. Sir Wilfrid said ho' was unable to find anything designating their duties. Most Expensive After the resignation ot Mr.' Hanna a reOTganliatlou had taken place In the Canada Food -Hoard which had proved most expensive to the country. Sir Wilfrid said that salaries on tho food board would cost approximately $200,000 a year. This, he said, "was extravagant. The board as re-constituted consisted ot a director of food conservation, a director of food production and a director of agricultural Jabor. These positions were hold respectively by Mr. Thompson, Hon. C. A. Dunning and J. D. McGregor, but in no case (had their powers or duties been defined. Mr. Dunning had purchased one thousand farm tractors. Sir Wilfrid commended this action but asserted When yon find a printer who can produce results, ask just two questions: Dqes he know costs? Is he honest? If so he* will not take advantage of you nor allow you to take advantage of him. Then givq him your business oft the basis of Confidence. -,--j----. ;----:-' The Herald Job Department Sir, Your Spring Haberdashery is Ready for Selection THe man who realizes the important part the Haberdashery plays in tuning up his appearance will rejoice in this announcement of the completion of our spring displays, the new lines areftruly delightful for their distinctiveness, diversity, unexcelled qualities and for the way we've priced them. Shirts No end of them-madras, mercerized effects, silk and linen mixtures, satin stripes, pure silks, etc. Stripes, solid color, and novelty patterns.....$1.56 to $10.00 Gloves Mocha, Buck^Washable Capes, Silk and Chamois Gray, Tan and Brown.................. $1.75 to $3.00 Fine American, Swiss and Italian silks in diagonal striped ideas, floral effects; dot, triangle and square patterns; and stunning Persian and Oriental colorings. ...............50c to $2.00 hosiery Standard lines, all sizes, colors and textures.............25c to $1.00 Underwear All. representative makes, union and 2-piece suits. ........ $1.25 to $6.50 W. B. 315 5th St. South that, to say the least, the action taken by the board had been slipshod. Foster Replies Sir George Foster, minister of trade and commerce, said that the direction of the Canada Food Board was really under Hon. N. WVRowell, president of the privy council who unfortunately was unable to bb present. He expressed the hope Uiat the war would not continue so long, as Sir Wilfrid feared it would and said ho could not agree .with the leader of the opposition in his opinion as to the causes for high prices. In this connection. Sir (Jeorge emphasized transportation difficulties. "There is trouble enough in the country," Sir George proceeded, "with the burdens we are bearing without giving currency to an opinion throughout the country, that increased prices are largely due to the fact that there are soulless speculators and hoarders doing their work of holding back necessary supplies. "To a certain extent holding back has taken placq and will take place under the best,of systems. But I make the, assertion that it has not been a large factor by any means in cost."  The first duty of the food controller was to control food, to see that in the first place no food was wasted; second, to see that the most economical methods were employed in Us use. Regarding the salaries paid tho food controller's staff, Sir George urged that'the character of the work demanded that "you have captains ot organization fitted to get facts and to marshal them and to arrange them along 'effective lines." He outlined the licensing system adopted which he said had been extended over the whole Dominion.- Mr. Devlin painted a dark picture of the food situation in Great Britain. "Judging by the remarks mado by Sir George' Foster," | ho said, "this was the most ineffective - government we have had in ',this country since confederation." ' \ . "When the minister of agriculture received a members deputation in Ottawa some time ago, tho chief Idea he had presented to them was the necessity of securing more labor." T. A.. Crerar said that Mr. ifevlln's speech had heen chiefly confined to fault finding. If expenditure was to bo cut out the food control board would have to be abolished. Regulation, 'he said, was a now thing for Canada arid people do "not readily b'o-com6 ad justed, to the new condition's. Referring to Sir �Wilfrid Latirler's cri-tleism of the cost of the food control board, Mr. Crerar said tluft" in'the. United States .five million\clollars had beoii_Yoted for this work. Sir Wilfrid had "criticized an expenditure of $200,-000. Sir Wilfrid: "For salaries alone." Mr, Crerar replied, that- the work was heavy and it was necessary to have a capable staff. F Experiments in Boston have shown that oleetrlc trucks deliver coal at a saving of 3.2 cents person mile from the expense of horse delivery, and seven cents per ton- mile cheaper than gasoline trucks. , ' . Milk River, March 25.-Spring Ms opening up earlier than usual in this district. Many farmers axe already on the ldnd, while others $vill no^b'"! farming for some time dn account ot the abundant supply of moisture. There will be a" great area sown this spring and a shortage of farm labor is anticipated. " Percy NeaL has returned froji the front after having been gone for about two years. *' School is progressing nicely under the charge of Mr. 'Verge. The attendance has been fair "during'the winter in spite of the inclemency of the weather at times. \ �It is to bi hoped that the vans,will soon be running in order to give better' Accommodation to tho country children in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. J. ,M. Atkinson have returned home after an extended visit to relatives tn Saskatchewan and in the State of,Iowa. ,Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pease and little daughter also returned from a visit to relatives and friends in , tho States'. Of the many who spent the winter away from here it seems to be the prevailing thought "Have had a good time but I'm glad to.get back home to Sunny Southern Alberta." Mr. and Mrs. Paul Madge will soon return home after spending the w!*-' ter In Ontario. .We understand Mr. Madge, is shipping In a carload of fine stock. Rev. N.,*C,. McMurray will deliver the Easter address at the new school house Sunday evening, March 31st at 7:30. - * ' As Mr. McMurray has been called to the colors, this will be his lasf service before leaving for the east, and all are cordiahy invited to attend. During his stay here-Mr. McMurray has added to the social and spiritual welfare- of the community and to. the upbuirdng of the church and Sunday school.. DON'T SCOLD, MOTHER! THE CROSS CHILD IS BILIOUS, FEVERISH look at tongue! if coated, , clean little 8tomachi liver, bowels. Don't scold your fretful, peevish child. See if tongue is coated; Chis is a sure sign its lUtie stomach, ltvcr and bowels are clogged with scut-waste. When listless, pale, feverish, full of cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't eat,'" sleep or act naturally, has stomach-ache, indigestion, diarrhoea, give a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of Fig*," and in a few hour* all-the foul waste, the sour bile and fermenting .food passes out of the bowels and you have a well and playful child again. Children love this hannless "fruit laxative," and mothers can rest easy after giving it, because It never fails to make their little "insides" clean and eweef. Keep it handy, Mother! A little given today saves a sick child tomorrow, but get the genuine. Ask your druggist for a bottle of "California Syrup of Figs," - which ' has directions for babies, children of all ages and for grown-ups plainly on the 6ottle. Remember-there are counterfeits sold here, so surely look and see that yours is made by the "California Fig Syrup Company.". Hand back with contempt any other fig syrup.-^Advertlsement swimmer' takes to. knitting. San FranclHco,; Cal,, March 27.- Word has Jbeon-'rocolvod hero that 'Duke Kahariamoku, one,of tho world's greatest swlidhu>r8,..iBi!aiter knitting honors. Two '.nontliB ,ago .tho duke, is* said to .have, watched his sifter do^ lng some knitting for the Red Cross.-He asked her, to/Hhow >him how _it, was done, Duke beoame interested, then-fascinated, and'..now whi6h was burn' eil'ln a fire during the winter in-being .used for: demonstration, purposes '� and every kind of car trouble la being ex, plained together with tile method of repair. Mn McQuade willibe in tho city till'.tpmorvow-night and,all. inte^l ostod are urged to call and attend the lecturos tomorrow. .Mr, Baalim's JUea in bringing un 'expert hero was service, to Chevrolet owners und ho Is being complimented on every han'd on his energy in this now departure, .THE Never-Failing Remedy for Appendicitis Indigestion, Stomach Disorders, /Appendicitis and Kidney Stones 'are often caused by Gall Stones, and mislead people until those bad attacks of Gall Stone Colic '-appear.' Not one In ten Gall .Stone Sufferers knows what is the trouble., Marlatt'a SpeciHc twill cure without pain or oper*' aUod, Buy from , JACKSON & CO. lethbridge, alta. J.W. MARLATT6.COI [�l WITAniOST, TORONTO OUT. I 90900507 ;