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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR Sb; letbbribge DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rsus: 1 aellvoreu, delivered, per year ......W'00 Dally, by mall, per Weekly, by per year TELEPHONES Business Office............... Editorial Olflc................ 1S" W. A. Buchanan John Ton-met iiiE Dlreator Business THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1916 Your Kinj and Country you riant now! ROUND THE CIRCLE pF THE WAR Fighting on iioth British and French fronts -was recorded yesterday. German report of the British attacks on their trenches in northern France that the attacks irere repulsed. Heavy fighting at Verdun took place, -In which artillery played a prominent 'part. Word comes of. victories the Ljrench and Belgian troops in German 1 East Africa, where several towns hare [been captured and where the Belgian ptroops have re-tskan an island [Ylously captured by the Germans -iarly in the Tar. i Encouraging news is given that the fillies hare settled their aiEersusei with Greece and that there is no long- any danger that Greece will break I Neutrality in favor of central The United States Is about to enter v another protest against the interfer- rtnce of neutral malls by Britain. EVIDENCE JUSTIFIM KYTE CHARGES -The wish being fatter to Bought, some -western Conservative 1 'newspapers a while-back were very busy intimating that the bottom had 'lailen out of the. Kyte fuse .chartes ind that the counsel for the opposi- tion before the Meredith-Duff com- mission In Ottawa were disgusted and j ready to throw up the whole aSair. That was when Bertram, Carnegie i and others who told the bright sld> r of ihinifB were on Qie stand. But Cadwell apd Toakom hare been 'oil the stand now, and the tune Is changed. In fact, Conservative pa- pers, though they are loathe to do so, are ready to admit that the Krte charges have been justified. And only the fringe of the evidence hu yet been touched. We are beginning to learn abwt J. Allison and other honorary colonels who.are the soul of honor to" ihe tune of a good many tnousand British dollars. We are finding now, that J. Wesley has received so far some in commissions. We find that the shell commission paid Yoakmn, Cadwell and company 14.00 (lor fusee which he had formerly made i for the British government direct lor, i ft 41. The Calgary Herald commeattng-on i the. latest disclosures says: "According to evidence before the i fuse probe commission not the least important item in the operating of a i munitions plant is the paying ot princely commissions. There are a good many men who did nothing" worth mentioning in particular who [Will be able, to live retired, and t6. a I ripe old age on the commissions they i received from United States fuse and j shell concerns." i The Winnipeg Tribune, which has I oeen very independent on this matter so far, goes so far as to say that: "After a lot of hard digging, the 1 fuse enqufiers have discovered Col. John Wesley Allison's share of com- missions or profits in one line of war business to be In the neighborhood of Two other honorary colonels i seem to have reaped handsomely, and Hies Mabel is, j.Allison, and-ihis secretary, had orders amounting -to .These fabu- lous commissions or "profits only been partly paid. The American wit- nesses are evidently spilling -some milk. At this stage of the proceedings I it is not unjust, without further com- ment, to say that a lot of explaining {is in order. One honorary colonel has tSOt evidently been working altogether for (be i good of his health or the coantry, though Sir Sam argues to contrary." TiiB..Winnipeg Free Press special correspondent at Ottawa .commenting fis the disclosures made by Cadwel] and Yoakum says: all intents and purposes 1000 went to the Allison family. Al jegtfy over thousand dollars have bw'n paid out to Allison and Yoakum and re-dlvlded. a hundred thousand I (Ulan have been paJd of the total commission to Bussick, Cadwell and ;Toaknm. Aed the money Is still I coning In an On British gorumment fays for the fuses. ilw maniiw il which Hn fcl. J, was 'saving words of Gen. Sir Sam Huiho. This was a sample o! the philanthropy o! which so much -was made in the speech of the minister. Every essen- tial: detail pf the charges which in- duced the prime minister to summuu hit minister ot mllltla back to Cana- da, and which moved him to appoint a royal commission of eminent judges to probe the charges had been proven beyond peradventure. And the proof came from the men who have been most 'concerrted arid without cross- examination-ou the past of opposition The progt Is also furnished as to the'pressure Allison brought to bear on the shell committee to let the con- tracts for' fuses to American -1rms. Yoak'um paid Allison to exert the mysterious "pressure" Mr. Harris of Russell and Co. talked about. In this connection the Free Press correspon- dent says: That B. F. Yoakum, hard-headed j business man as he appears to be, j made a good Investment when he! gave Allison the J25.000 Is proven by the fact that his 'experience and in-1 fluence' were worth it. "For aiere cannot bo the slightest doubt that it was Col. Allison, and no- other, who swung the fuse contract received'by- the Bassick-Cadwell-Yoa- kum.trinity. This is the outstanding feature'of the whole thing. General Hughes, sent Col. Carnegie to New- York to see Allison. Allison Intro- duced Col. Carnegie to the gentlemen in question. Allison was present at the: conference which was held, and Allison was also very much present 3rhen division of the spoils was The above facts may ex- plain la part the words of Col. Car- negle'to Lloyd Harris, of the Russell Motor Company, to the effect that 'pressure was being brought to bear from men higher up' to have the contracts pltceU across the line. Who S5S MsliSr UP? "In'the light of things as they now appear after today's evidsnce, certain things stand out in silhouette. It was in April that the shell committee knew that-pert of the.five million fuse order to be for the less difficult graze fuiee. ;But they never informed the Canadian. companies of this. And on May il they promised the Bassick- triumvirate an or- der for grazeffutes. Cadwel! had Jiut filled an or- der for that very type, for the British government, and he brought a speci- men fuse to Col. Carnegie. Col. Car- negle flxed the price which the corn- many was to get at S4 each. And yet the rery tuse which Cadwell had in his hand when the price was fixed made for the British war offlce for I2.4T. "Why, :it may be asked, did this IJS.OOO expert not ask Cadwell what price he was getting? Wny didn't he find out from the war office what price It was Why didn't he phone to Morgan's to find oat what they cost that firm? Why didn't he take a few minutes to himself to ngure it out? Was there 'pressure' In this case, as In the other' There would seem to be ItUe other explanation, for Col Car- negie appeara to know his job." ULTYUH Arraniementj am under way be- tween ..the hospitals commis- sion and'the militia department for he of a casualty unit n each military district for the pur- iota at dealing with men in Classea 2, and 3. The Idea being to do away with the. discharge of returned soldiers it Quebec and have same carried out by this unit after the men have reached their destination and t can shown that no further claim in made against the department. The following establishment has been suggested .battalion to consist of !our companies, each at Calgary Medicine Hat and Leth- vridge to be self con- fined with a permanent officer In charge, and each company, to be ad- ministered-ai an open unit. "2. 'The officer commanding of a company to have the rank of captain and to act u assistant to the casual- ties paymaster, as it is often neces- sary to have the power to make ad- vances to returned men for their im- mediate necessities, pending the ar- rival of their papers. 3. One adjutant to handle the men who are at for or on light duty. 4. One medical officer. 5. One O.S.M. 6. One quarfainaster-sergeaut. In the placet mentioned there Is an eatabllihed local returned soldiers bureau It would be very desirable that the ncreUry of each bureau thould bft given rank in the proposed local unit. YOU NEED to aid nature occaaionalljr when row liw is sluggish, your- stomach dis- or your bowels inactive. Let this safe, mild, dependable remedy rafulate these organs and put then in aouad and healthr condition. BEECHAM'S PILLS Final Bargain List From Monster May Sale SALE ENDS ON WEDNESDAY 'TOMORROW NIGHT we will wind up one of the most, suc- cessful feature sales have ever put on. Unusual bargains, and an- unlimited display. .white :inaterials of every'kind have made tiiis sale the talk of the town .For Wednesday, the ________ final day of the Big White Sale SEE WINDOWS for other Bargains Save Money on Your Bedding PILLOW TUBING. 42 inches wide, fine cotton, regular 30c, on sale, per yard.............. SHEETING, extra heavy Quality, free from dressing, 81 Inches wide., on sale per yard SHEETS, ready to use, large fine quality cotton, on sale OC- eaclT..................... 03C PILLOW CASES, made up from a good strong English cotton per pair OvC QUILTS, extra I.-irge honeycomb style, white only, on sale each................... and even cotelettes do tigre' are mentioned. There'were markets for dog flesh and cat flesh, and an English writer par: ;obk of a feast at which "the sole dish was a cat with mice round it.' 'There was no fuel and no light. The people starved from cold as well aa.from hunger. On February 14 one of the English party who brought food into ParU after the armistice.told the Mansion House Relief Committee rhat he had seen. Some of the per- sons assisted', were ,-barely he said, 'to walk to the place' of distribu- tion, and .when the provisions were handed them, 'they were unable to carry them home.' 'That is how the nation that repro- bates the 'brutality' of. our blockade remorselessly exercised its strict right of siege. "But perhaps the French children did not suffer? Perhaps the bestowed bablew had plenty of milk? Let us lee what was their fate during Uie German InvMtment. "The; Trench did best for them. To the very end 3000 .cows were to supply milk 'for the nick and new-born infanti.' But the Httpply was altogether insufficient. Milk bftffan to run short fo early September 22, and a month Uter the scarcity affecting children, By the second week in January an Bng correspondent says they were 'dying off like rotten sheep.'" There are other records of the siege pf Taris, ia addition to those of--the London Times, .which are to the point at, the present moment Moritz Busch, the secretary today, and Boswell of Bismarck, who wrote Bismarck's life and edited his letters, has furnished some of the most striking. He re- jcords that when a plea nas made from Paris, in the last extremities of the siege, for milk for the dying ba- bies, the reply was that the only way n which Paris could get food was by surrendering. Earlier than that, on lanuary records: 'They have been oil very short commons an -Paris for some time past, and the death-rate last week amount- ed-to-about 6000J For the.last week ot 'December it had been 32SO, and :br the week Before 2728.; 'The mor- the genial Prussian goes on, was especially heavy amongst child- ren'np to two years of age. Coffins ot thoe tiny French citizens were to be seen in'all directions." Let us turn from tne Brutal Busch to the brutaii'BIsmaruk. :.The Coun- when her son was had fallen 111 from maternal anxiety on his account; but that ex- perience, according to Bismarck him- self, had taught her no .sympathy for French mothers mourning their in- fants starved to death by Bismarck's policy.' Bismarck' said that she oher- shed "ferocious" hatred of "the Gauls, ll of whom'-she would wish to see shot and stabbed to death, down to ihe little babies, what an exquisite flasll of Hunnish humor this all, cannot help having such aboiiilnable parents." When Jules Favre came out to ar- range for the armistice, Bismarck re- marked that within a few weeks the French representative had grown much stouter, probably on horseflesh." The great man was in great good humor, and the gentk-- men of his staff also; displayed their Hunnish" huraoi- by" choosing "the high-class restaurants of Paris" as a 'o'trconversation with Favre's famished private secretary. And when Favre lold Bismarck that there were still children', in tbe city, Bismarck replied: am surprised at I wonder you have not .eaten them." BURNED TO DEATH Waco, Texas, May Wash- ington, 'negro who -confessed to the criminal assault.and murder of Mrs. Lucy Fryer, seven miles south of here, last Monday afternoon, was taken from the district room shortly before noon todaj, and burn- ed to -death on the public., square. David the well-known pub- lisher, who edited and published .Sir Walter Scott's Journal, died at the age of 93 Cured What Here's the remarkable experience o! a Nova "I was oiice a'terrible suiTerer with kidney and bladder troubles, and at times I would lose theuseLof my legs; and could not go away from home with- out some one with me I treated by different doctors for 3 and only got temporary relief. My son advised first 2 or 3 doses X got relief. I continu- ed to take them until I grot completely cured. I owe my life to Gin Pills. Youra very truly IS P M.KKKPTOIf, Port Medway, N. 8." GIN PltW are 60c. a bor or 6boxes for rt SO at nil drujfgiuts. Sample treatment free if requested, i THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HAS INSTALLED SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. LODGE YOUR Tjtle Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies or other valuables in one of these boxes INFORMATION APPLY TO iridge Branch R. T. Brymner, Mgr i ;