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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBFUPGE DAILY HEIULD SATURDAY; MAY 13, letbbribge Iterate letblnlOge, Hlberta CAJLY AND WEEKLY (Subscription Ra'.et: Dally, delivered, per week Sally, delivered, per year Dally, by mall, per year........S3-00 Weekly, by mall, per yeaH......51-00 TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial OfftM W. A. Buchanan -John Torrancs Managing Director Business i Your Klna and Country need you right now! ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR Travellers returning from Germany admit that the British blockade has had a more serious effect than Is generally known. The pinch of star-1 ration is BOW being felt by many of the populace; who are weary. of the war and are beginning to demand j jieace. f Two attempts made by the Ger- mans at Verdun have failed, accord-j to French reports. Artillery has been active durlnf tho past few days. A German report that there pre two million French troops massed pa the German irast trout. German troops stonn'd British trenches In fighting yesterday, accord- to a German report. midst comfort end plenty, iSlGNS OF PEACE ARE INCREASING Germany wants peace. signs become more and more The scarcity oi food In Germany, caused by tha allied blockade, Is growing marked. German socialists are beine siot for complaining of the war. The German chancellor admits there is very little hope of starving Britain out by means of unrestricted submarine warfare. The recent German note to tie TJ. S. contained a manifest peace feeler. The Kaiser has asked the Pops to' use his good offices for peace. The Allies are strong on the west front, ready to take the offensive and ready with men and munitions to keep it up till the Teutonic enemies are beaten down. The Is being made "with increases frequency that another campaign will end the war. The above facts seem to bear out the- contention... Tke more you loiow about Coffee The Letter tjou In 1 and 2 pound cans, also Fine Ground for Perco- 171 GURM VX SUBMARINES CROSBTN" THE ATLANTIC British St.JotltiS The Fabre liner Venesln Is reported to have seen two Oormau subs acsoinpait'M by two vessels stenmiug westward! near tho Azoies. ;hows tlio position oi the .Azqro Islands. TWO-FOLD CAPACITY OF SHELL COMMISS'N By H. F. G. i Ottawa, May far as one I can make head or tall of it the Brit- ish War Olftco considered that tl'Q Bertram Shell Committee was a group of four Canadian manufacturers who accepted war contracts and tilled _or aub-let them as they chose, Awhile the Bertram Shell Committee con- sidered itself a public institution of Canada, and to some extent a trustee of the British government. In the worts- of the lawyers, the Bertram Shell Committee in the op- inion of the British Office acted in a contractual relation while in its own opinion it acted In a fiduciary relation. As a matter of fact, it act- ed" sometimes one way, sometimes the other way, sometimes both ways, we cannot Generally speaking it followed the ScrtMijral. Iniunction and like a per- conllng to Colonel David Carnegie and General Sir Alexander Bertram, they made It In the usual charging more thau the goods cost. By the same token charging a good deal more than the British War Offlce- suspected the goods could be got for. H was the innocent custom of tho British War Office to make Quota- tions and the artful practice of the Bertram Shell Committee to take the contracts at that price, be the profits never so large. The Bertram Shell Committee may have been fiduciary but the British War Office was even more so. That is to say, it had a great deal of faith in the Bertram Shell Committee and never went be- hind the prices charged up. The Shell Committee seems to have beeu quite keen in its contractual relation. It I take my seat at a little table and.' hands were kept busy. Moreover, it j remembering that I am in was always fiduciary in the sense that can in the usual way for -Mahlzeit." To The Trailer, with a solemn expression own self be true, thou canst on his on a plate a tiny not he false to any little bit of the famous "war bread." was the way the Bertram Shell Corn- It is no more than halt a. slice of the mittee operated, usual French roll. j It transpires that the Bertram Shell I can hardly contain my S i I take it up, investigate and taste it.juon separate aad while it has no ob-1 It has the appearance of a badly-: to making a clean'breast of- baked, naif-raw, earthen-colored bread.: its fiduciary virtues it would much! somethlne like our but cf rather keep its contractual transac- tions under cover. To put it plainly, very low quality, its taste is very strange and quite unfamiliar. In spre of its being moist and overdone, it is dreadfully opposed to submitting a list of the contracts it made and the j ices It Hied to the inspection ot tastes like old bread. It is difficult to Mr. B. F. B. Johnston K.C., and hi chew, and now and then some W% neous matter grits on one s teeth, counsel on this very matter BRITISH BLOCKADE DOING ITS WORK "Unfed population. "Stagnant industry, "Universal war wearinesi. "A desperate longing for peace." That Is the iray neutral Tlsltorj to Germany sum up tha internal situa- tion In tha Teuton enemy countries. These findings are borne out by Ger- man newspapers, where, In spite of a rigid censorship, facts regarding the food supply condition creep in and are thus made known to the allied nations. .The loud wail against'the British blockade as set out In the last Ger- man nota to the U. 8. is.perhaps bet- ter proof than anything else that tbe food shortage Is growing acute. The fact that the British blockade is doing the work it set out to do Is encourag- ing to the allies, and at the same time the -best justification for the blockade. r Germany wants peace because she cannot much longer exist In the fac? of the tightening grasp of the allied fleets. And the situation is growing How much longer can it last? Amongst its chief component parts are potatoes. and bran.. The dinner, in -spite of its compara- tively high price (314 marks) was more than modest A mixture of po- tatoes and vegetables boiled in water was served as soup. The second course was a little bit .of some fish -land again potatoes. The third course a" ragout of'more potatoes and dncd mushrooms. For pudding we had a compote of dried that was all.. Had I not taken the advice of my fellow travellers to order a substan- tial meal on tha boat I should have lot up from this "no meat" dinner Quite hungry. EXAMINE j INTO THE GRAIN ACT I Ottawa, May Arthur iTeighen stated today that the board of grain commissioners has been ap- pointed a commission to examine into upon the operations of the grain act and what defects, if any, have-, been found in it. Also as to whether any improvements are neces- sary. The commission will also re- port to the government upon the gen- eral course of transport of grain from .the west and what are the causes which hinder a greater portion of Can- adian grain., going through Canadian ports. Apparently the grain board hay simply been instituted a commission of inquiry into these matters and there is no enlargement of the general pow- ers of the board. which led Carvell M.P-, at Chief Jus-1 lice Meredith's suggestion putting a! resolution on the order paper of the House of Commons for a widening of the enquiry to get at the real i'acts. So far Government counsel have utilized the Royal Commission as a means of making as many good points and dodging as many bad ones as possible. Whenever a watch dog bark- ed too near home, the scope of the inquiry was invoked to shut the noise off. Naturally Mr. Johnston and Mr. Carvell got this and demanded a show down. Meanwhile It is fairly clear that the Bertram Shell Committee allowed the contractual relation in. the long" run to get the tetter of the nduciary one. In other words the four manu- facturers could not forget that they were manufacturers and that the best part of the manufacturing business is making profits. Wherefore they made a profit of anything from down, and a great virtue is-now being made ot it that this profit Is to .be handed over ultimately to the British War Office. The profit, as I said before, was anything from down. .The amount is vague. Carvell K.C. found a mistake of and Hell Liuth, K.C., found another mistake of One-way and another it appears to be dlsintergrating but is ,ough for advertising purposes and we can afford to let it go at that The real questions are these. How did they make the profit? How does it happen that this large sum of money, so large that It makes ordinary people nervous, was not turned over to the British War Office long ago? How did they make the profit! Ac- Just as good.' On its very first order for two hundred thousand shells at 58.50 per shell it made a profit of As contractors .one might business, but. no, they expanded It. For the nest lot of shells they asked 59.25 per, but'when tie British War Office hollered murder, they took the contract at and made a. good pro- fit even at that. In fact the Shell Committee had matters so arranged that profits were inevitable. First they got a fat quotation from the British War .Office based on emer- gency prices in the United States; then they Hied the Canadian price for themselves and their sub-contrac- tors. According U> Colonel ;David Carnegie and General Bertram there were no tenders, no competition. What they wanted were results. The results At no stage of the game did the Shell Committee stand a chanca to lose. Fronts were the order of day. In course of time- these profits piled up, some say to some say less. Be that as it may, the profits were large enough to attract the attention of Sir. David Lloyd George. He must have heard something about them, or smelt them or got wind of them some, how. At all events he sent Baron Thomas and -Mr. Lionel Hlchens over. One of tbe first things they saw roll- Ing around was this melon. "What a magniflcient they exclaimed. "What ars you going to do with It Suppose you hand It over to the New Imperial Munitions Board we are forming. It would nev- er do to have it fall Into the wrong hands, would it Thus they to the Munitions Board where it now in safe keeping. Now that a Royal Commission has drawn public attention to it there is no danger oi its being misplaced in the general ex- citement after the war. It is quite possible that Messrs Thomas and Hichens may have in- quired why a larsre wad'. of money like that was. kept hanging around 'instead of being usefully emplo RICKED UP IN SSINGCZZI FOR THE BUSY MAN William Henry Brlcktmm, who died his homo at' Redneraville, at tho of SI years, was for 60 years a member of tho Orange lodge. Dr. Angus member of tho OKislaturo sixteen ye.nrs for South Oxford, died at his home iu Ingersoll, aged 62. The death took place at Berlin of A. D. Weber, manager of tho Kim- lol Felt company, a branch of -cho lauadtan. Consolidated Felt company u Berlin. .The. death occurred at the family residence in Chatham of Warren Mar- in, who was for many years one of ,he prominent church workers of that city. A meeting of the women and girls of Whlthy was held at the 182nd bat- allon headquarters, when a local committee of young ladles was form- ed to assist recruiting. Rev. J. W. Stephen announced his owing to ill-health, from he pastorate of Avenue road Presby- erlau church, Toronto, where he has teen for fourteen years. The- funeral Kstt. rriiigli, well mown resident of Blanshard township ook place at St. Mary's cemetery. He was born in Oshawa in 1S39, aud went o Blanshard 22 years ago. The Russian ambassador to the U. S., M. George Bakhmetelf, and Mme. Jakhmeteff, were guests of their oval highness the Duke aud Duchess (f Cc-nnaught. James Stewart died at his residence n Petrolea after five months' illness, le had carried on a carriage making and blacksmithing business in Petro- ea for the past thirty years. A three-ton stono being hoisted to he lop of the building now being con- structed at the corner ot Church and jOurt streets, Toronto, for the Imper- al Oil company, fell a distance of one mndred feet. A cable received announces the ac- cidental death by drownlns ot Dr. Norman Yellowleea, formerly ot_ To- ronto, who went overseas with No. 4 tsneral hospital and was station- ed at the allies' camp at Salonlki. Marking some nine carat gold-plated rings "gold S. Sodomsky sold them In Winnipeg. He paid a fine of 525 and costs in police court for put-1 :ing an illegal mark on his wares. He is a wholesale jeweler. Elliot Cowdin, of New York City, a graduate of Harvard, has received the Military Medal and has been cited for :he second time for his brilliant ex-, ploits as a member of the Franco- j American flying corps. j The first cottage hospital In Canada, supported by a municipality, was opened at Beverley, a small town east of Bdmon'.cn. .The hospital is sus- tained by means of town assessment and has an attendant physician and nurse. A young lad named Tapley, resid- ing on Terrace hill, Brantford, en- deavored to steal a ride on a G. T. R. freight train near St. Paul's avenue. lassing over hi? body. Striking St. Catharines carpenters THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE Sill EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D.. D.C.L., President WHN A1RD, General Manneer H. V. F. JONES, Ai.'t Gener.1 V, C. DKOWNi Superintendent of Central Woatcro CAPITAL, "lESJVE FUND, S13.500.000 FARMERS' BUSINESS The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmers every facility for the', transaction of their'banking business, including the discount and collection of sales notes. Blank sales notes supplied free of charge on application. ws Lethbridge Branch R. T. Brymner, Mgl The Union Bank oi Canada gives a Modern Banking Service There Is a growing tendency, which ye have always foster- ed, toward closer relations between business men and their bankers, with a broader and more valuable service from bank to customer. Open m account with the Union Bank of Canada and taka advantage of the exceptional facilities which our S20 enable us to ofler. OF CANADA LETHBRIDGE BRANCH GRASSY LAKE .BRANCH G, R. TINNING, Manager H. E, SHANDS, Atlng Manager OF CANADA HEAD OFFICE TORONTO SOLDIERS, ATTENTION I Our Savings Bank provides a suitable and convenient place for your surplus Funds. A joint account is specially adapted for those going overseas. Apply to LETHBRIDGE BRANCH G. F. BLETCHER, Manager, Street N. MINE LABOR SHORTAGE SITUATION SERIOUS The mine labor situation for the! coming winter does not look too bright at the -present are no doubt hundreds of coal miners in Aiberta and British Columbia now en- listed. There are not enough men left to work.the mines at full shift The situation is one that should not be neglected. If nest winter is mild no doubt the prairies would not suffer. There would be plenty of U. S. miners available in that' case. But if it should prove a repetition of last winter the situation will be serious. Summer storage of coal, which will utilize the available miners .to the beat advantage, will help consider- ably. But the authorities should not rest until some provision IB made to nieet the demand for men If It comes. Western boards of trade should be alive to the situation. The warning has been given. The Headaches that so many women suffer from often due to a congested state of the body's filter. What is needed is a gentle tonic-aperient, to produce a healthy and normal action of tha digestive organs and rid the blood of ira1- purities. In such cases nothing is so good'as ENO'S FRUIT SALT phase of the subject which the Royal Commission does not investigate. Meanwhile all's well that ends well. Canada has got her eye on that and will see that it reaches the right spot. Colonel David Carnegie is a ante and consistent witness, but no man can be in the witness box flve days without spilling a bean or two. For instance. It was General Bertram's evidence that the Shell Committee got .cutting out tenders and eliminating competi- tion in making' of. shells. But accord- Ing to Colonel David Carnpgle who was told, by Sir Sam to "seo by bringing the American man- ufacturers together and "introducing the element of .competition" that Col. Allison got a minimum price on fuses. Which seems to leave the two chief witnesses for" the defence looking both ways for Sunday. H.F.G. inos giving the material in response to en appeal by the Women's Patri- otic league. 1 Alex Richardson, foreman in tho streets department of Brantford, and !the strongest man there, has enlisted with the 213th, though previously twice rejected. Ho can-led five hun- dred-pound bags of cement at one time in his grip. The Management of Assignee, Fire Insurance and Collec- tion of Rents form a part of our business. British Canadian Trust Co. PHONE 1843 !15 6th STREET V.i m, GERMAN "MEATLESS NOT APPETIZING A P.iics'lon who had lived in Ger- many prior to the war recently trav- elled through Germany under a neu- tral passport. Recounting liia exper- ienced he tfllfe Of a "meatless dinner" he had in a dining car on the way to Berlin. Secure in our homes here, world's household remedy for mote thsn forty years. IU action li and natural, cleamfiig tha tjttem, banishing r.nd afsistfnsr nature AToId worttileis Imitations. There Is only one FRUIT SAIT-EHO'3. Ailc your druggist. Prfpared only fy J. C. END, Ltd., "Fnit Sdt" Work., LONDON, fiif. fir Amriu HAROLD F. RITCHIE CO. UMrTED 10 STREET, TORONTO (8) Bewaro of Substitutes FRUIT WAREHOUSE IN YORKTON Yorkton, Sask., May Vert Igln, head of the Doukabor commun- ity purchased a site for a wholesale fruit warehouse from Dr. Patrick and plans for the new building are now being prepared. The Doukabor com- munity will make Yorkton Its Sask- atchewan distributing point for the products of their extensive fruit ranches locate'd near B.C. ITALIAN AERONAUT KILLED Berlin, May Pastini, a widely known Italian aeronaut, who was a competitof In the International balloon raco hoar Paris In 1913, was killed recently near when his airship was shot down, according to the Bologna Resto del Carlino, the Overaeaa News agency states. Col. Pastiui was chief of the Italian brigade. The old wooden oteamor Portland, coal laden for Montreal, ran ashore at long Beach, about wot oj Port.CAlboiBt, Four frelElit cars loaded with grain went rolling down the 40-foot embank- ment on Lake Shore road, eailt of tho Keele street (Toronto) subway, when six cars, pai-t of a heavy freight pro- ceeding from Mimico to Belleville, umped the track. Fire destroyed several buildings near' centre-of South Porcupine. Out., causing damage estimated at mostly insured. The fire originated at the Club restaurant, which was de- stroyed, together with two pool rooms. The Canadian Bank of Commerce, customs house and Gibson and Fair- bairn block were partly destroyed. Aided by a women, it Is alleged, Samuel 25 years of age, for- merly a private In the 99th battalion, escaped from Essex county jail at Sandwich. Russell was serving a term for vagrancy, after Wm. Douglas had complained that Russell was tamper- ing with his wife's affections.______ jliiiiiJiUiiitilU An Experienced Executor The administration of a Will calls for wide experience and commercial matters. This Trust Company offers you the ex- perlenced services of a body of successful business men. They. have.-, every qualification for the perfect administration of your. Will. Write for our booklet on'Wills.' The Trusts Guarantee Company, Limited CALGARY ALBERTA Public Administrator and Official Assignee for the Judicial Districts of LETHBRIDGE MACLEOD CALGARY WETASKiWIN Lethbridge office, Bank of Commerce W. McNieeJ, Imp. PLOT DISCOVERED TO KIDNAP SIR EDWARD CARSON London, May plot to kidnap Sir Edward Carson from Cushendall, counly Antrim, where he expected to spend the Easier holidays, .has been uncovered by an investigation, says the Dally Telegraph's Dublin corres- pondent. plan miscarried, the correspondent adds, because Sir Ed- ward, owing to the pressure of bus- iness, cancelled his holiday. DUTCH SAILORS MUTINY Amsterdam, via London, May Mutiny lias broken out on board ot three Dutch battleshlpa at Java, ac- cording to dispatches from Batavia to the Tclcgraaf. Three hundred sail- ors deserted the ships and paraded the streets of Woltrevcden, a suburb of Batavia. The soldiers of the gar- rison captured 60 ot the mutineers who have been punished. GETS HIS REWARD London, May Central News Agency dispatch from Amsterdam, says that. Captain Boy-ed, for- merly Oornnan liaval attache at Wash- ington lias boon decorated with, the Order of the Hod Eagle, third-clan, wlik MMdb Im itmewot William. A big summer camp is to be formed it Pino Plains, near county; wr- UNION MADE GLOVES OVERALLS ;