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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta IPAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIPGft DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 5, 191 ft DAILY ANDl WEEKLY Subscription Pally, delivered, per week tally, delivered, per year ......5W Pally, mall, per Weekly, by mall, per year ......51.00 TELEPHONES Buslnesi Office Editorial Otl'lco John Business 1351 1S24 W. A. Suchanar. ounting Director Your King and Country n right you BOUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR Now that the rebellion iu Ireland has teen effectually crushed, its leaders punished by death, and the resignation of the chief secretary for Ireland, Mr.. Birrell, has once more saved the coali- tion government from downfall, atten- tion is being turned once more to the theatres of the world war. The" nations of course are just now fewaitlng the outcome of the negotia- tions between United States and Ger- The German reply to Presi- dent Wilson is now in Washington 'and Its contents will be made known with- in a day or so. The report that Metz. the .strong- hold in Lorraine held by the Germans. is being evacuated by the civil popula- Such men as Kyte, Carvell and Mng- donald aro seeking to embarrass, rather than to 'help the government. They are placing political advantage before national welfare. The country resllzes this quite well. "It la high time that these party zealots, who would wreck the machi- nery of the government In the hope of deririiiB advantage thereby, were put in their places. Their game la transparent. They deceive none. They desire to oust the Borden government, not in order that the war may be more vigorously prosecuted, or the empire better served; but that their own ac- bitions may be the sooner realized." If ths country Is being robbed right and led by greedy individuals who fatten off the Empire in time of war, the Moose Jaw News would have the opposition say nothing. It the gov- ernment o( the country is not con- ducting its business in a right and pro- per manner, the opposition must sit supinely by, saying nothing. That is the logic ot the News' argument. But the News should try again. The BriUsh government has been embar- rassed time again by criticism since this war began. Yet no one in his right mind would say those making th'e-criticism -were disloyal or did so lor party advantage. They have a coalition government in Britain. If the Jloose Jan--xNews and other -papers of its :Ilk had their way the opposition would be banished. At any rato. Its chief powers as watch dog of the people's interests would be ren- dered impotent, in which case it might as well not exist. The opposition at Ottawa has dealt with the government In every important matter since this war broke Moose'Jaw News knows Its yapping at the heels of the -r there is any truth in tue report it is an .indication UAC the French' offen- sives at Terdun have been more seri- ous for the Germany than reported, nnd Uiat a French drive towards Metz Js feared. The. French continue to make gains on Verdun-front. The fighting has reached the.stage In this theatre where the French are able at any time to assume the offensive and carry tren- to the belief that the News is so ultra- loyal as it would make out, The News itself is endeavoring to create party strife. by .casting false reflections on a ;oyal. opposition. ELECTION SCANDALS fOVTHE COAST G, Conservative papers, are male-. IngSranch out of the election scandal in connection with M. A. MacDonmld's victory'a "tew -weeks ago. They de- clare-it is toe "worstscandal in however, iliaii. whatever of IB being dii- closad is the direct result of initiative step's jakta in that direction by Brewster and MacDonald themselves, who-show their sincere desire for the Btnjblt honesty in- elections. also be noted that Mr.-Mac- won by a. majority of 4500. "Repeaters" and bought votes were jiot !fleceaaary to secure his election. He elected because people are pick unto death of Bowaerism, LOW ASSESSMENT IS'APPRECIATED........ Lethbridge will have a. tax rate- of-: something over 33 mills this year, hut at the same time its as- sessment has been cat to a very which means that the" taxes will realiy be lower than a year ago. And in the judgment of many .experts.this la reajly good business. Assessment values in the southern city sre said to be down to something near the real values, which Is something unique in the west. Thus speaks the Calgary Herald: Realty values and assessment figures ire subject to much juggling in west-1 era cities, and it is good to see Leth-, bridge's efforts in the right direction appreciated. It will help to soothe our j which will result' from the high tax rate which will be! struck. If we can educate the people of the west to believe the j our high rate is the result of our low! should be satisfied, j Incidentally we might mention that western cities are not the only ones I with high assessments. The city of Westmoant, near Montreal, haa, an assessed Taxation of tnd it has a population of Toil is "over per> capita. Lethbrtdge, a population in normal times of has an assessed valuation of "5 or ?1200 per capita. We have'nothing to be ashamed of In the comparison. BARKING UP WRONG TREE The disclosures being: made at Otta- wa are evidently getting under the of some Tory editors if the fol- Jowihi; from the Mooae Jaw" News aa .any criterion: ''Today when Great Britain Is BO badly'iu need of men that general and immediate compulsion Is to be intro- duced, to see one of our great political parties at! Ottawa Bitting like a ghoul watching for a scandal in enough to move the country to protest. "The attitude of the opposition In parliament the government in this preat struggle Is not one ot hearty co-operation; it la rather one of crudg- ing fflBnent tn most raea- aures' designed to the war.! BIGKEDUPIN SSINGLZZZI FOR .THE BTJSY MAN Pittsburgh SalTUKHv Afmr com- mander Ja with responses to hla .recent offer to find, huibands for Brlteln'l war 'widows. ot Point. N. T-, woman, who months hod been imaile to Ask Your Friends If t-hev are not absolutely satisfied with the methods used in our up-to-date Optical Par- lors in testing their eyes. And at our rea- sonable charges. W0% satisfaction guar- anteed. Mail voiir watches to us i'oi1 repairs. Armstrong Raworth THE LETHBRIDGE JEVVELLERS, Over a billion 'dollars was spent last year 'by thu American public for tobacco. Georee Howe, many years train dis- patcher with the 0. P. R., and one of the best known operators fin the Toronto-Windsor division, died very at his home at London, fol- lowing an. attack of heart weakuess. With drafts tor in his pock- ets the Rev. Billy -Sunday closed il s evangelistic campaign of eight weeks at Baltimore. The drafts were on as the free will offering at tie last meeting ie still Eounted. The total reach ia expected to Eluding her nurse, Mrs. Tteresa Kaufman, wife of millionaire mer- chant of PMiburn, committed auicide by plunging' from -window of her apartments on the .lerenth floor of Uljt the Rite Cirlton, one of the most fartionabU hotel, la N9W Yprit. She had come (j.M for twatment. for grippe restored speech nervous trouble. The second Ttoman to undertake the work of mail collection is Mrs. B. B.'Taylor, of Medicine Hat The first appointment was: made in Edmonton weeks ago, Mrs. Tay- lor the wifs of Captain Taylor of the Salvation" Army, took ovef the work when her husband, who had been do- Ing the work; went to the front. Mrs. Taylor is givins satisfaction. Private D Dwyer, a returned Winni- peg soldier, who joined the'tlilrd bat talion at Valcartier, and Eaw hard fighting at the battle of Ypres, died in a Winnipeg hospital from tubercu- losis, brought on by an illness follow- ing the effects of gas launched at the Canadian forces by the Germans. He was also severely wounded, losing Fairing trouble the striking Italians on lUe canal at Tliprold, Mayor .Battle of Thorold, asked for troops and a company of the 176th was deipatched. Charlie Chaplin was sued in tie supreme Court by his former employ- era, ths Eesanay Film Company, for J500.000 damagei for alleged "breach of contract, Daylight Saving bill passed the ratepayers of Prince Albert bj a ma- jority of sixty- four as compared with an adverse majority of X THE EFFECT OF T, D. TAILORING POINTS which will appeal te the So Careful Dresser: Ours is the only store in Lethbridge carrying a full line of ready-to- wear suits and a large stock of woollens. If we have not the suit you want ready made, we can make you one in twenty- four hours. We employ the largest staff of practical tailors in the city. Call in and let us talk tailoring to you. FRED. THAELL LADIES', GENTS' AND MILITARY TAILORS ,40? THIRD AV6. Ottawa, Slay examination of General Sir Alexander Bertram "was begun by the Sleredlth-Duff commis- sion today. General Bertram stated that the prices had been fixed by the'commit- tee from knowledge of the price of materials, so everyone had the eame price. They did.this so as not to put the manufacturers in competition with each other. The Prices Flxsd After fixing the prices at fpr 18-pocnder and ?8.30 for 15-pounder, they had met an American "who in- formed them that placed fico price was It was only H mutt or of multiplying by that price. This would bring the war olllco total to about instead ol Met Col. Allison Mr. HoUmuth thou rctuniud his ut- tention to tho question of tlio funo con- tracts. It hud been first coushlei-uti whftflmr the wiiole fuses should ho placed with Dr. Hur.-'ls' com- pany, the International company, at Then General Hughes hud said to them, "Your prices are ton high. 1 can get you lower this, in May, Col, Carnegie had been sent down to meet- Col. Allison, Gen. Bertram meeting: him later. This was the ilrst time he hud ever met Allison. At that time he had desired to get the fuees at {4.35, or at most, Witness Is Vexed Coming to the negotiations with the Resell firm, Gen. Bertram could not recall whether ue had been present when a promise was made that part of the fuse contracts would be reserv- ed. "Did you at any asked Mr. Hellmuth, "tell Mr. Russell or Mr. Harris, or did you ever hear Coi. Car- negie tall them to go and se.o Colonel Allison if they wanted rapped out the witness, and Mr. Hellmuth repeated the question. "Never heard of such 11 an- swered; Gen.- Bertram. "The sugges- tion is abhorrent to anything we would Do you think l am a fool? 1 had uo intermediaries at all. Any man who had a proposition had to come direct to When finally the total order for ihe fuses had been placed, he had been "mighty glad to-get it too." He had been present when after- wards Messrs. Russell and Lloyd Har- ris had come to Ottawa and had ex- pressed disappointment at not secur- ing part of tho contracts. There had been no scene however. "We gave them encouragement that there would further orders. They were dis- appointed the same as hundreds of others, that-is all." I Commissioner Duff- asked General' Bertram' whether, when he had given 1 the letters to tlie American and Inter-' national Fuse companies, alloting them the fuse contracts, he had considered himself committed to give i the orders at the prices 1 minimum of Gen. Bertram said he did not consider himself so b'jund. Not Committing Himself The .minute book: ot the committee book'for June 4 was produced, and no mention was made of the military members of the committee being noti- Sea. ______ __ __ .n United States at ?10 each- They had then become alarmed; thinking their prices were too low. So.they went to Valcartier and there _met Gen. Hughes and Sir Robert Borden, and receive some assuranoo that they would not suffer loss. They were told "not to worry, but to.go ahead." Afterward, when they had fixed the prices and allowed for 11 cents a shell for administration purposes; they -'dig-, covered that they would have a sur- plus of on the first order of shells. In November, 1914, told this ;to General Hughes. The er- penses of the committee had been smaller than expected. _ Given to War Offict General Bertram had suggested that the surplus be turned over to the pat- riotic fund. General .Hughes iaid, "Jifo, give it back to the iear office." In June of 1916 the committee was asked to "report to a high At that time the amount, of surplus between the prices charged .the war- office and those for -which the shells actually obtained by the committee totalled on orders of No mention of this was made to the war office until the arrival.of D. A. Thomas from England. He was shown the surplus and was told that it was going to be turned over to the war of- i. On November 29 came the trans-" fer of the and liabilities of the shell committee to the imperial A Big Surplus- A statement of their affairs present ed to the commission showed orders at war office prices totalling 874.24. The actual cost of filling the orders was was deficit "Of on-a certain number of orders. The surplus re- maining between war offlcejprices and the actual cost was therefore 184.26. The amount of: materials' oK dered was valued at And the value of orders to be filled "at present prices" was Cannot -Mr. Hellrauth then proceeded to ana- lyze the figures, and struck a anag almost immediately, which he'd up the inquiry and puzzled the commission- ers for a considerable period. Mr. Hellmuth pointed out that in one item order for, .4.5 wan of no less a sum than The war office price was actual cost only looks as if there was something wrong Bald Mr, Hellmuth. "There eald Mr. Cnrvell. Mr, Hellmuth could not see how the British war office would pay the prices, noted. He noted In another Item that the war office prlcns totalled 000, while tho actual cost was 000, and in another where the war office price was and the; actual cost only "I can't said Mr.-Hellrouth, Hhat the war office ever paid price. There seenisrto he'-something wrong here. Who State- "The fiUtistical officer, Mr. said General Bertram. Commissioner Duff pointed out that Iri the 4.5 howltxer the war of- "Right off the we can tell you that men are dressing better this spring than ever before, because more of them are wearing Fit- Reform Suits. Why not see some of the new styles? up. McKelvie McGuke ''Did you report to Col. Benson and. Col. LafEerty that you had then com- knitted asked Commissioner Duff. Gen. Bertram did not remember. ''You evidently misapprehended the desire of the war said Commis- sioner Duff, "having apparently mis- read their telegrams, and you ted yourselves as business men. I am pressed a little to understand how important step was taken without referenqe -appearing on the. mli nute book of the committee to show that the military members were fied." Mr. Hellmuth said he would ask (Carnegie about it. Col. Watts had evidently acted as secretary at that meeting. "Was any duress brought to bear H. G, KILNER, SHOE STORE NEW BLOCK OPENING ON SATURDAY WITH A FULL LINE OF MEN'S SHOES Neatly GOAL AND TRANSFER C. O. you at any Urae to Influence you in the placing "pf these asked -Air.- Jiellmuth. 1'Nobpdy dare to try such a pen-' Bertram. "1 trusted utterly and took his ad-' Yjce. own judgment." JS ACQUITTED Z. William Lonmer, conipiracy in connection e failure the La Salle Street of which he MEETS DEATH-SEEKING SUIT May '3. Herman Beck, n lOyearoJd etartetl out at 2.30 morning to earn the 75 cents he lacked ot the price of a suit of clothes that had caught his fancy. At u m his older hi other pulled the Iqd'? hody from beneath the .wiieeli- of. a freight car. There was. 45 cents in hts pocket URGE CONGRESS was acquitted by ai Boston, May ipeedy enact- Jury.-tonight. la Jall Lorimer, who ment of such legislatipp as may be Vaa a pwor in politics, wag elected necessary to'enable'the TInited States Illinois legislature to the Un-1 successfullv to resist an armed in fted-. senate, but that body es- on 'pie ground that his Gtlectipn: brought about tlirough vasion was ursed' upon congress in resolutions adopted at a preparedness meoting erican Lesion 'tonight. r the-auspicea of the Am- Special Victor Dance Records THREE STEP TANGO TROT Lively, Tuneful bolli lo those -who; dance, and to those put." 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