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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 31, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WOMAN'S BEST MEDICINE Mrs. Kelly AMiis ail Women to HAGRfcSVILLH, AUG. igij. "1 can highly recommend "Fruit-a- tives" because dvJ uir an lot of good and 1 cannot speak too highly tbout iliem. About four renrs ago, 1 commenced taking Fruit-a- for a general bresk-uown nntj lliey did me'a world oi good. We hoiinht a gocil umnv dollar's worth, but'it IMS DJO.-KV wi-ll spent because they did all that you clnira for them. .Their action is so pleasant, compared v.-ith other laxr. lives, thai I found only pleasure, as well as health, hi taking tl.ein. They seemed to me to be 'particularly suited to women, on .iccon nt of their mild and penile acliou, nnd I trust ihftL tome other women may start taking "I-'ruit-a-tives" after reading my leilcr, mid if they do, I am satisfied the results will be the same iu my own SlRS. W. N. KELLY Fruit-a-tivM" are sold by fill .driers at 5oc. a box, 6 tor trial -.size, 250, or ssntpoplpaid oil receiptof price lir Fruit-a-tirM .Limit ea, Ottawa- Woman Wanted on Hill Burglary Charge Will Be Drought Here Mooac Jaw, Snsk., Mtirctf {lie Supremo Court here tin- woman I Mailorc, charged with cons nicy iit stealing bug containing the properly of the Saskatchewan govern- ment, from A. .1. Cameron, paymaster of ;lif urovliii'iRl construction depart- i mem, v.i Oull Lake on December 17, noquiUed after a. livnriug lasting two days. No sooner was tin; pi'lsun- i cr dleciiarced than sho wns re-iirrusl- od on n charge of being concerned in u robbery of worth of furs from Miie store of .1. Co., l.elh- bridge. Ust OIL SURELY THERE I Calgary. Alia.. March Siephenson of ilic A.F. Consolidated.; Imp ?eiu a statement iu the Albertnn siiowiiig that after I'.Oiiy gallons o! ei! had been drawn from their No. well, the level of oft M-as only reduced 75 feei. instead of SOO feet, us would j 'have been the case had there been no further Inflow, j CLARKE CO. The LadifcV Store Phone 453 Acadia BIIc. Easter Hale Regular 58.IJO valuet; imported 7JT Stylos PERU EX-PRESIDENT NOMINATED Washington, DC.. March eph E. t'ardo. president of Peru, from 11104 to 191S, wns again for ilie Peruvian Presidency by n national convention met SHU- I day. according to a report to the j state departmeni from (MJIao, That Shoe Committee Squeaks Away Though the Shoes Gave Their Last Squeak Long Ago (Copyrighted! ID a way ihe Shoe Committee is i solemn humbug. 11. sees before it every day -slacks, pyra- mids. mountains oi rotten shoes, Fhoes 'in a'.l siRges of dilapidation and decay, shoes summoned as wit- nesses from all parts of Canada, Blioes from Vancouver, from Haliiai Erom Valcartier, Salisbury Plain, in a Tord from n-haipver far corner of the earth tUey gave their last squeak nnil yet thai committee gees on asking i'sr protff. It reminds mfi of Lhe colored lady husband caught her rifling his pcckets In the middle of the .nisht. ''Does von believe yo" she ask- ed, "or does you believe yo" No one acquainted svith parliamen- iarv practice doubts what ihe com- mittee i? 10 do. The minority report is scing to believe Us eyes and the majority report is going to believe its honey. The public naturally brushes aside the Militia Department inquiry into department aave been up :o [hej. re-j turn a soft a us uf vuurse. The I real jury is uio Parliamentary Com-1 mliicc and whut they have found out is ivhaL the people are interested in. A areat cloud of witnesses have been examined by the coiumiiiee and a5 the majority report will prcbabi.v make Uiat cloud denser by plausible verbiage, the look to the es as not quite relevant. When p. fleck of coloae's Is .asked to report on what their fellow colonels in the minority report for ihc naked facts. Those who are afraid of 'losine the fooiprims on account cf the great number oi shoes involved will do well to keep their eyes on ihe minority report. It will lead them safely Ihrouac Ihe tangled web. Among other fomgs the minority report r.itt probably point cut thai the manufacturers "were primarily to blame. Specifications or no specifi- cations they knew tor what Easter Suit Bargains EVERY SUIT IN THE STORE INCLUDED 517.50 TO VALUES KasU-i'Sale ALL S27.50 SUITS Kasfer Sale ALL SUITS Eash-i-Salc Easter Dress Bargains WONDERFUL VALUES IN THIS LOT 511.50 TO 517.50 VALUES .Eashr Sale S15.00 TO E22.50 VALUES Easter Sale Ready-to-Wear Bargains Greatly Re-inforced 2-BIG DOLLAR DAYS--2 THURSDAY AND SATURDAY This slim1 will IJIMI ljusv uwliive ol' ;ill Thursdiiy and for we have re- 'urcod the most umismiJ Iwnjinns olTcrcd llmiiighoul. our entire; slocks mul .Uoady- Wpiir iriu-inciils as minoiuircd. a list of i us that aro'nol oiilv duihu- value, luu in most eases fully doulilc, and in some eases llireo times what you ordinarilv get for (hat anuuuit. 'M'e have three clays' business to do in (wo. We are determined to surpass all previous Easter ligures iu volume of sales, and we arc meeting prevailiiii; conditions with prices (o siiil (lie limes (he story iu a unlshell; and with sueh hargaius as proof of our .assertions, we have no doubt ol' the .result. .Shop early in (he day. Easter Coat Bargains 36 INCH MESSELAINE RAJAH pliiiil colors as well as Ihff Isfcsl uovi'llv slrllios, ivorll] up 10 SL.iO. On sale while 4 'OO ihcy last .............4> I .UU 54 INCH BLACK AND WHITE dross goods in splendid qnalily. GOc. 'J'liursday and KnUU'day C 1 Oft 3 yanls for ...........9 I .UU BEST PRINT. GINGHAM AND in a great range ol" every wanicj color, ciicrkri and (ininlv floral designs, 15c, ff 4 flft 1C jarts for ..........9 I SATIN COATS Worth up to Final clearance of this lot; coi- ors sky, pink, cream, pad dy and nel rose. SKIRTS. GOWNS AND PRINCESS SLIPS in (beautiful quality muslin undergarments, I.'ice and ery trimmed, 31.75 to 32.00 values EXTRA HEAVY SILK In very uiiuality. sizes, black and, white only. rcRu lar ?160 value! Tliurs-' day and Siilurday I -UU FINEST GRADE SILK LISLE rogtilni1 5Cc value, white, black and tan, all Indies' sixes. Special Dollar Day Sale, j pEiir for nn -UU GINGHAM House Dreg Regular and ?2.00 values, all wash colors; siirs 36 to 46. NEWEST CREPE AND VOILE. or with lunch- re Of colored trimming, all sixes complete .up to ?i'.UO; fl? 4 Sale Prico I LADIES' LISLE UNION Short sleeves or sleeveless, wide or tight knee, lovely (uiaiiileii iiuu c.vtni vcltie in regular prices. Tlnirsday antl Salurilny 2 for ALL THE NEW COATS INCLUDED TO S17.50 VALUES Eiistci- Sale TO VALUES Eii.ster Sale SPECIAL 517.50 VALUES Kastcr Sale SI4.00 Easter Skirt Bargains NOT ONE GARMENT RESERVED PURE WOOL SERGE i TWEED SKIRTS, J6.CO TO VALUES Per Pair ere were proper syeciflcations and thai the shoes came up ro the specifica- Uens__ even ii more money had to be paid: Canada was not niggling about the price of soldiers' slices. What this I into their shoes, bin their materia was .about the same nnd iheir shoes turned nut the same way. They did the best Uiey could for the money, but t'.ic upset price was not big enough. It is only fair 10 state thai a'llotved themselves on an ave- country expected was t.hai her sons rage of forty cents profit on a 53.85 the shoes were being made and if! would go into battle well shod, and. pair of shoes which is not excessive they could not make a good for j that whatever risks they ran from i If the quality is there. tlir- patriotic purpose and in real Germsn b.ullcis tlipy wou'id be iu no minority report cannot fail to _ _ money it was up to them to agree on price that would provide a suit- able article and yield a fair profit, A coroilary of this proposition is thai the Militia Department was not Playing to Crowd- ed Houses! THE Bentley Co. AUCTION Is proceeding with unabnted vigor The bar- gains that are being secured by the public arc the talk of the city and there are still many more to be had. Magnificent Laees. Embroideries, Silks. Satins, Voiles. Luxurious Motor Veils, Throws. t And manj numerous items of Women's Boots and Shoes in great variety. Men's Straw Hats, latest models. Men's and Women's Underwear. item under the ham- mer or private-knockout If desired. Waddington and Asp'th Wrecking the Bcntlcy Stock to (he Finish. nor the shoe to iiave grasped rhis point. What makes their con- duct stranger is that the manufact- danger from wet xeet and pneumonia. I draVl- atteuticD to the fact Uiet not The Militia Department can divide U singie manufacturer lived up to what the specifications. Some jnanufnc- urcrs liy to aome Qf tile specifi- cations, others lived nn to others, and some lived up to none. One and all j had to beat the game somewhere. For example, not one manufacturer kept faith in the matter cf. hee'is. The heels were supposed to be reinforced with ateel slugs to Keep them from wearing; soft metal was used in- stead, the idea of these benefactors probably being to make two pairs of shoes grow where only one grew be- fore and 50 land another "order. The specifications called for dubbing or pleases with ihe manufacturers, but the fact remains that boch failed in their duly. Rciten is a relative term as ap- plied to shoes. What Is a good shoe for dancing is a. .rotten shoe for work in the trenches but neither the Militia Department manufacturers seem jirers went on making itta Department 'went on buying the rotten shces Ionff after both knew that the shoes were utterly unfitted oil dressing to keep the 'water out, for the purpose for winch they were hut only one manufacturer thought Intended. For tliat matter, rotten (it necessary to put Ihe dressing it. bought shoes are being made and right now, the last output being quite as bad as the first. Nobody has the courage to say stop. Some manufacturers seemed to think that a scnl full of patriotism would make up for a sole full of c'ttrk and paper. A superintendent in one of The, shoe factories Save touching evidence along this lina. He told how the employees 'were called together a day after an order for thirty-two thousand pairs was land- ed and how two of the directors ad- dressed them on the high privilege wliich was theirs in making shoes I for the men v.-ere to bleed and die for tlieir country. It 'was a great i day in the shoe factory. The place fairly be'.ched patriotism, liut ihe superintendent didn't Icse sight of the main principle oE good sboemaking, j might go twc is to keep cost down and i chances were j dividends up. The factory hands In many cases the leather was bad, poor naru of the hide being uaed, braced steel or wood thanks and the soles were not thick enough. Also the shapes were unsuitable the toes being too narrow and the heels count- ers cramped with tbe result that every time the soldiers marched out they raised a fine crop of blisters. Generally speaking, stitching was bad. Some of the shoes fcl! apart in five days, others wore out before the men reached Valcartier, some sur vived the sea vpyagc. the' Aflanti- Ooean not being a favorable spot 'or and some went to pieces on Salisbury Plain. Not one pair of 'em ever got RS far as the firing line. Their extreme liio without cobbling, ivas sir weeks. cobbling they weeks longer, but the against them. Private nr.me time cobbler for the opinion cf them Private McGarvie re- plied "R-r-r-r-rotten." Private- McGar- vie is Scotch and has great command oC the letter r. Not to put too fine a point of it, bad shoes were the rule, good shoes the exception. Ti.ie committee is in receipt of samples from every place where Canadian shoes wa'iked and not one kind word goes with the loi. General Alderson cabled from Salis- bury Plain that shoes were bad. The .Militia Department cabled Llmt forty thousand pairs of overshoes, were on the way to take our boys over -the Jiard spot. Briton though he7 is, General Alderson's sense of humor was thoroughly aroused, lie replied that a'll .the overshoes in the "world would not- remedy the original de- fects in bad shoes. It is on reccrd that the shoes were ashamed of themselves. One witness testified that when he went out to march his shoes were brown and tliat when lie hack his stipes black. They had changed color through sheer mortification. At some concentration camps the shoes were EO had ,Lhat the men were unable to parade, .much less drill in them. At .Halifax whole companies manoeuvred with shingles on their feet, oUier companies with their feet tied up in -bags. It thai or the cold, coid ground, the shoes had long cease'd to afford protection. There was no excuse for that particular batch of shoes. It was not a rush order and1 the Militia Department could not plead hurry. Those rhoes were taken out of stores on hand be- fore the war began. Their badness was what you might call a habit. Ofllcers and privates, in large numbers, .have been examined by the mittee. They .have nothing tc less by tel'iing the truth and they went back to iheir work, and that i Roys' Scottish Fusiliers, now cobbl- ing for Canada, gave evidence belore the committee that lie had' never handled worse shoes in bis life. Flim- particnlar batch of shoes better and no worse than the ordin- ary run of the shoes for Sparks street, perhaps, but bad ones for soldiers. Olaer manufacturara sy, he said, from Uae ground ,up, do ye ken. Asked SERBIA HAS TASTED BITTERNESS OF WAR have invariably testified that the shoes were bad. Sometimes they have put it stronger than that. Tiic defence urges toat thcse'-ineu are not shoes experts but that is Legging the question. In a manner of apcaKing every man is a shoe expert because every man buys shoes antl knows by experience how long a nalr oushi to last. These disinterested witnesses are in marked contrast tc the shoe in- spectors appointed by this govern- ment. The minority report ivll) hardly leave tfie subject 'rcttbout pay- ing its respects to the ahao inspec- tors. In most cases they knew noth- ing about 'shoes. Nothing ivas Just exactly ttlml they were expected to know because where ignorance IK bliss it is fatty (o lie wise. 'No in- sjwctor with one eye on the govern- ment that gave him his Job and the other eye on the continued favor of the leather trade can expect to know anything incriminating about shoes. A cjcw of ihc Army ai Hcli shells. Note the srniislicd suns Hnd this by Austrian of can nun balls. N YOUR BACK Is a Barometer. When it hurts, it means that the Kidneys need help. Take Gin remedy'Tor all Kidney and Bladder Troubles. 50c. a bos, Til Being completely Ignorant they can speak without any men till reserva- tions. Their evidence has been that IhQ shoes wore as good as or even better. than sample. Having en- dorsed the- shoes ouuo naturally buck uu their previous statements wbeii under oath. Nobody accuses them of most they are guilty of !G n consistent enthusiasm for bad uhoea. Perliaps the more grerious fnult of Ananiilas' wn5 that he stuck to his story. It seems to nie, however, that n shoe inspector fu'ifills 'hit; whole duty when he is firm and positive He should not stray Into regions of pure rhapsody, as for example, .w-hen one of them blamed tlie whole mi the soldrers' leet. He said the shoes were heavy eno.ugh Car the men 'who had to wear them; that they were pnrposly made light so the soldiers' Ccet would broken in. He passed over Hie fact that while the soldiers' feet wore breaking in the shoes wer.o breaking out; hut this, ns Mr. Kipling snys. is another .story. One. gather- ed from his remarks lihat Canadian so'idlors are as tender of their feet as inoccnssined Indians, that the Dom- I Inlon of Canada was combed for for thirty-three thousand men "who I would misfit shoes to the extent them out In six weeks, that thirty-three thousand pairs of tender feet hnd Ket out to prove that thirty-three thousand pairs of shoes could be tenderer still. It looks Hke crowding .Hie inuurnars. but it onljf' goes'to show lioiv fnr w-fcjl -carry an inspector once ho geU start- ed. H. P. GAD8BY. ENVIABLE RECORD andth performance, of, the role'ol Nn- iditi.'i I'opofT. From chast to coast, u j ci TI. Ltnn-and LhrouslioiiL the lengLli and breadth Tcna Rasband SIng.ThrouEh Her o[ the Cmrtz, has delighted-countless thousands with, her charming rcnrti- lion.of HIE favorite airs of the opera, 1000th Performance on. Night In Chocolate Qtiit? an .-enviable rcc-f-.nl" lias been lu'-r winsome "and-vivacity. br :tho hear- !y p.onpraUilalions ,'o.t..the .cntira com- 1 achieved .by Miss Tona Itnshanil, "aflor tlie :on" Frldny linnia donna v'itli "Clincohit? niclil, for on n (lifinsanfl Soldier" fnr on' Kri'day i of, a, difficult, nhatactsr as .'iVadina in sliE her thoifs-i nn nii'iui iccunl. ;