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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta 'PAGE'tvKVliT THE KUIDAY, MAY iiili] KE CO. THE LADIES' STORE Phone 453 Acadia Blk Kxda Special Crepe and Siiniiner outfit from (his choice of newest-Suits. Coals. Skirt's. Cloth and Silk Dresses and many other linos of seasonable and much wanted merchandise at prices bordering nuiimlaclnr- oppoiiunily that no woman can afford to Ie( yass if she would have her money brhu; her the best possible returns. SPACE IWKS NOT 1'KKMIT OF A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ALL Till. VARIOUS LINKS OX SALE. SO WE CONTEXTOlKSELVES WITH (JIVING VOl A COMPAKISOX OF THE KI-GILAR AND SALE PRICES. AND STRONGLY IIUJE A 1'ERSOXA', INSPECTION TO CONVINCE YOURSELF OF TIIK UN USUAL CITARACTE K OF THE SAYINGS. Suits of such Excellent Style and Superior Qualities HAVE NEVER BEFORE SOLD HERE AT SUCH PRICES All ii'llinti- ai All suits selliiiir at All All Ot silk and silk and rlotli sniis sfllhiir ai.......S31.50 Big Reductions in Newest Silk and Cloth Dresses EVERY GARMENT NEW THIS SEASON. SIZES UP TO 44 lat'l'eifi. niessaliiu: and pop- li.ii dresses lal'feva, nu'ssalinc and pop- lin dresses............... S15.50 crr-pe de eliiiir dresses selli ii.li1 a I ................SI Sew Dresses, -s 10.00 hi -S20.00. navy, Idack. ('open., lirown. etc. 10% "ff Splendid Value Piques 35c K 60c Forty and foriy-nvo incb in iiini and heavy wei UPS .n ihr money. Indian Head Siiitinu IFeavv Awnintv Duck SilUs Sl.OO 35c ...n. -Tan ami given .sirijuv on white ground, ,jlist opened up. neaiest stripes in black 11 aud heavy weights, all cxini {inotl strung: ami durable-, selling the same jiieiious years. us opene up. neates srpes and white, sky and white, pink and white, plain lilack and wliiie, yard wide, very Woman's Corsets Special .selections for bis women up to size several models specially suited iu ?ioui figures, medium anil heavy weights. Hoys' Wash Suits SLOG, S1.25 Splendid, yalaieas and satin jeans in plain colors and stripe-1', various new smart All speeiahsMiyis. Hose Guaranteed aaainst" or ?oay. absoluir1- A complete stock just to lilack, ly -J7 inches fine white, sky. pint, helio. maize, etc., finest finish, eolor.- sfcy. pink. Belgian blue, glove sreen and white-. Finest Silk Sweaters Lovely Floral "Voiles AA tfC. shipment "jiist io'hand by Floral voiles with -stripes or clusters, all in black, black with while. Alice blue. Nell New Galatea Suilin.irs 20c A loi bought at liu- uin prk-t- sonic months agx> and just now to lielu a nit medium colored stripes. Suiting 40c Black and Silk scartv yoods, even, half-incii black .and whsje su-iiic. yard wide, spccuil value. Niagara (iloves 65c Splendid weight, black with white and white Wilh black, same price as previous Hand Bag's A Inveiy collection of the very latest in tail; Oopcnliagen, lilaek, ML-., all special values. Children's CJrepc Rompers 65c Floral voiles with -stripes or clusters, all in biacK. biacK wicn wiuie. Alice imie. I'lain pink, -blue-and white with self con- Correct this season ami shown in HISP. etc.. plain body with striped or con- trastins piping, one, two and three i i..i. sixes, perfect fitting, etc., splendid to wash. splendid variety. trasting color, belt, collar and cuffs. Reductions in Coats are Un- usually Liberal STYLES THE MOST ATTRACTIVE, AND ASSORT- MENTS THE LARGEST EVER SHOWN HERE All I sports cunts and itp to tailored coats at A I! -SI and -Si'0.00 and clolh uonls sellinjr at All sersre and elolli coals srlK in.o-ar All -Sl'o.lJI.) and silk ISen.u'alinc soiling- nt Some new covert coats just to hand by Express not included in this sale. Separate Skirts, Kimonas and Children's Coats Reduced to -SI. cloth and silk skirls. newest styles. 10% to I Cliildr.en's coals. lo fourteen years 28% I'fi -S-kiiO .lapanese crepe kimoiias. Sets Forth in Detail What Rake- Offs Were Secured on Each Deal Ouawa. Hay original docu- ment produced by B. F. Yoalium. at Hie Jleredith-DuH iniiuiry yesterday, showing received by Al- Jison ami others, set forth that early in the war Lignanti and Allison had entered into an arrangement for the sharing of profits or commission se- cured from llis sale of war materialf. land that Yoaktim had later joined the partnership. It was desired by the :agreeniRiit to dissolve this partner- jfhip so far as Lignantl rras concerned. 'It was a lengthy document providing ifor the settlement of claims for contracts secured or pending. Lig- nanti professed to be a shareholder in the Allison Supply company and .the corporation formed i v.hen the war broke out. Tile docn- iir.ent provided a division of the foi- 'lowing profits: The 54T5.UOO commission secured by JYoiikum from the fuse contract, out of wllicil Lignanti receives A commission amounting to four cents per casa ou an order for cartridges placed with the Kdwards Valve company, and now lifting filled, out of which Lignanti is to receive 52500. t Prospective commissions trotr, a U-ontract between On- of the Canadian Vickcrs. Sir Trevor Dawson jand Colonel Allison for rides and am- 1 munition (known as the southern rifle (Made in Canada) This famous pure fond makes up for equal at least ifive (rents a pound. From the Uire'.; latter iransiictions i Lignanti was to receive one-eighth of ail the commission secural. j In addition lie was to seonve per I pound on a contrari procured for the j Electrolytic .Metal company to furnish i the Canada "Car and Foundry company 124 tons of powdered magnesium. i There was owing also to Allison ifronj Voakum S5000. of which Lignan- :li, by the agreement. tn receive Julie-third.. This agreement liati never lieen exe- but in October or November last the partiiershiji with IJguanti was called off.- Deals Which Failed AVifnc.ir; .stated thai the riflf; deals ihad not gone Miroiigii, Neithep had The acid or perciilorate deals. !priie two deals on which commissions j were actually paid wpre the ftisn con- 'tract aiitl tlie contract with the_ Ed- j wards Valve company? "How did you coinn in on j naked Mr. "Colonbl Allison had made an offw tlie HecuriiiK of case.-." I "For s "Kor the commission, but the parties Jie had in mind did not make and lie came to me and asked if ;i could heip- I arranged a cutiti'act iwiib the Kdwards Valve company out -nf which 1 was to get four cents a case for bringing the contract to them." "That call has not yet been "Nn. they bad bad hid: though they 'are Rood people ami tliey will fill it." Something Yet to Come AViine.-'.s read a statement showing i HOW Uie firm bad been held- up by strikes, riots and llie killing of mon. "If the contract is filled you get ashed Mr. llclliuulli. "Vcs." "And T.'hat about "If I receive it. lie will get the witness. j "Did the shell tommitice know you i were getting 2 commission out of the [Edwards company I "J ilirl not tell thPin." 1 "Did they know that there was to ibe a division'.'" i "I did not tell them that eiilicr." j The Commission Added Cross examined by Mr. Johnston, j witness told of lifts "pan in ihe -cart- j ridge, case On July !i, the I shell'committee was negotiating for I the cases for n price fixed Jit [each with a 25 pgr eeiit- au'viiiice.stip- iulatud. Mr. JolinStoir pointeiK' oiit ithat the onginal-agreement prepared provided for u price of that the final agreenienl "stipulated a price of j "That said he. [tlie amount of your commission." no. the difference is.on a--- I count of the r'act that they did not .get the i'5 per gent advance asked said the witr.ess. "But it just the four cents j yon wftre to gel 1" "If it happens'to ilo that, ii is not ray faiiJi." .said Mr. Yoakum. "U was merely a coincidence liiat four cents was added to Ibe suppose it was." Witness stated that bis claim for fhe commission wfis baaeu on the fai'it thai he had brought the company and the members of the committee to- gether and arranged for hanking advances. Mis commission on t.he 500.000 cases would half of which will go to Allison.; j Questioned about, the Lignanti Jocu- I metit, witness "rtatvl tluir he bad lit on file'.tn liis office though, be luul i not read it til! very recently. i Witness slated that the question i was how i.he docutnenf. came to Cana- j da. He shower] photographic re pro- duction of the copy shown in court in j which liis name was spelled correctly, i the onginal document spelling It. "Yo- j kum." Tlie agreement been copied in [pencil on ruled paper in tbo lawyers' j office. "To tell you the truth." said Mr. (Johnston, "1 thought, they were nil WILSON'S pIRECTIONS'r'i. v. FOLLOW "Far more "effective lhan Sticky Fly Cntchcra. Clean to handle, bold by and [copies. I rtidn't think there was any original at all." "Well, you now know there was." replied Mr. Yoakum, dryly. i Made a Good Thing' "You made a pretty good thing .out jof the safd Mr. Johnston. i "You haven't .heard me It-aid Mr. Yoakum. I Thursday's Session i Ottawa, May F. Yoakum took the witness, stand this I morning before the Meredith-Duff commission and was further cross- i examined by 1-1 F. R. Johnston. Witness stated that in the course of the negotiations for the fuse con- I tracts he had met Major-General Sir JHam Hughes on several occasions. As I a rule, Colonel J. Wesley Attison was around, but witness .stated that he had never really discussed in detail I any contract withAhe latter. I "Was it Col. Allison who first in- you to General ;asked Mr, Johnston. am not. sure of that." said wit- iness. "I bad lunch with General Hughes and Colonel Allison-was pre- jsent." j Witness stated that- there was no (definite arraiigemeiit lietvreen Colonel Allifion and himself .with regard to any profit or commission beyond the general agreement by which Colonel Allison was entitled to half on all commission made. Aces Up Said Yoakum 'You considered your arrangement with Colonel Allison perfectly square ind said witness. 'And neither then nor now do you see any reasons why Colonel Allison should not havo this agreement with I rrun'l. see what difference my opinion makes as 'to that." said Mr. oakum. "Here's the contract, here's the leal. The cards-arc all on the lablu face up. Kings up or knaves said Mr. Johnston. "Aces said Mr. Yoakurn. WilHRSS said he bad met (General iughes probably a couple of times n New York. Uo learned of his nom- g through Allison. Mr. Johnston then ijxalnineu1 the witness concerning (he meetings held n New York with tljc menibern of tht; shell commission. did not know Uassick and Cadwdl personally until ;H- met (hem there. CraVen, claimed that lie had done Uif> iiitrodiieing, but was not sure of that. Colonel Allison told trie he had mentioned the ftrse hialter to Mr. Cra- ven, and Mr. Craven called to SCR trie." On May H there was a general meeting In New York of all thoHe con- rnctl. including "Did you (HsciifiH asked Mr. Johnston. "No, not To Divide a Million Witness stated that Bassick was the first man to fjroach the question of commissions and the agreement to divide was the result. Bas- aick did not want 10. du anything Jinancially in the business and wanted a straight commission proposal. Carl- well, on the other hand, wanted con- trol of the stock of the company. V'Ayjiere did Allison come '_.. "lie was entitled to half on my com- mission under the terms of our agree- ment." "And be gol "Well, iio; fi IH in ifi'ospei-tive. Divi- dends are now being earned." Mr. Johnston referred to a letter from Hansard purporting 10 bt- from. Col. Allison to Gon. Huglio-s. This letter set forth that Col. Allison "would not under any consideration accept commission of any kind from j anybody in connection with j tic hart written'such a leiier to me it would have been rather interest- ing." said the witness, with a smile.1 'The sweetest story ever told" sweet- heart's choice. Worthy of the daintiest lips- Pure Chocolate coatings, flavors, carefully packed in attractive, boxes. A treih tupply of Iheae delicioui sweets Vl.iluMvliion haiitl it' Ihe ll Drag Slorei 60c., 80c. FOR SALE 1. D. UifiiiilMtdiiini Co., Liiniteilj ;