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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR Ictbbriooe Ueralb letbbrtDae, Blberta OMLV AND WEEKLY THE IJETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, MAY 20. 1016 Bubicrlptlon per week Daily, delivered, per year Billy, by mall, per Weekly, by mall, per year TELEPHONES Business Offlcs............... Editorial Office 1M to be; cut voiit and the Colonel iji to'lapd spot. The public is not supposed to discover that Sir Sam's was jiist a greedy sparrow snatching a hot break- fast wherever hVibulj get.'it. According to; Sir aim's first report the friendship them was of the Damon and Pythias Und. Pythias, as you will -remember, the knack of always turning up to save his friend. :the .same characteristic, be always turned up in time to land, a'contract and get his commission. Outside :6f- ttiat he was not overly punctual, -partictilarly when the public accounts committee wanted to tike a topic at him. On However, 'that trouble, is all pver and the Colonel is noVf prTview dally at the royal commission. The colonel's newspaper said before, 'undiluted patriot' Sir Sain painted him, but a builjuwi' man "taking the usual commissions and" then The Colonel js busy lauarlhf hlniself, making the way straight for hie evi- dence before the' royal 'commission by his preliminary; remarks''before the Davidson 'and the public accounts committee, said remarks be- ing tu the elect that he regarded the old shell committee as ani afent of the British ibyernment, and the work be did for Jl and the con'trjuks he took from it aa dealings with the Brl- tfsh war office on which he en- titled to the usual percentjiRe.' This blanket explanation of the Colonel's covers a, lot 'pi Indeed the Colonei'l sin's may all be looked on as sine ol commission. He never forgot the commission in any case. The shell may brfantxatloh, buying war material for the British Canvau the world and you will not find as big n cat as the Overland Sii at anywhere near so low a price, S16M '-Model Toronto You who prefer seven passenger must pay a heavy excen in price to get so much real seven senger comfort lit any other car. And to back up its big roomy seven passenger carry- ing capacity tticre the powerful sis cylinder Overland motor. Take your foil quota of aeven big passengers and see how upoothly and easily, without sign of effort, your powerful motor speeds away with even an overload. Slowdown Lto a don't touch the gear shiftr- keep it in but just touch your accelerator. Without a trempr, smoothly, easily, swiftly, you acquire any desired speed. That's genuine sk cylinder a big outstand- ing Overland Six fact. And it's that big fact about this big car that makes its price, so small in comparison. Overland four cylinder models will "pick up'! with inany another six. OUT only purpose in building a six at all is to supply with genuine Overland finality and economy that ex- tremicf demand for the luxury of bigness and lightning fast pickup. Overland production double that of any other buildef of can of like class makes possible the unap- which you get in so big aad exceptional a car at fo.knr a Havft the Overland dealer overload the six and dem- onstrate its conM ort and lightning fast pickup. equal it for anywhere near the prife, tllLHAMSON CO., DEALERS. 32Q 9TH ST. S, d, Limited 1 and Werfct, Torvnlo, government for which Canadian mon- ey would be used to pay our share after the war, but any commissions he Colonel took thoroughly BrJ- ish. shows just hovgood a oyaliat .Colonel Allison never mortified the dear old Mother Coun- ry by refusing to take her money. On the contrary he took all he could get ind did his best to make, the dear old hlng happy. Even the transaction with the militia department of Cana- L, by which the Colonel persuaded he Cplta revolver people to sell their goods wholesale to the Canadian gov- rnment for ?4-50 each the eUil trade could purchase them for n lots of he Colonel affects tn regard as a'Bri- iah one, the twelve thousand dollar 'present" he got from the Colts corn- tan y being his rake off OD> his larger leslings with the British war office of which the Canadian transaction only an Insignificant and gratuit- ous part. The Colonel shows much skill in keeping bis' eleempay- nary efforts on behalf of Canada his paid efforts on behalf of the Brl- war office separate aa the old l does in diatlnfuish- ng its "contractual" from Its "flduC- ary" relations. The Colonel follows he usual practice of big bufflneis and doesn't allow his rijtfit lurid to'knbw hat his left hand fs waehltlg it. The way thus smoothed, tho Colonel 111 probably step into the witness box and tell the oid, old story. A good safe a rip in it any- here. The story is anted not to tear or ravel at tha edges. Still It will take a lot of tell- ng. particularly his relations with the American Ammunition company, with which his name, BMilck's and Llinnnti's ,aro inti- mately connected. The American Am- munition company is the one specially favored. It is the company that got the order for graze 'USSE ss-l time soft job, with the large profits. The hard job with the smaller profiU, the two million and a half time fuses, went to the International .Arms .and Fuse com Allison had no finger in that pie. It looks aa if he might have been jealous that he didn't, for he went the length of suspecting -its promoter, Dr. Harris of New York, and making inquiries about him at.the banks. This was a huge joke, Colonel John Wesley .Allison .being suspicious of a; fellow worker in the vineyard. What's the proverb about the pot and the kettle? At. all events Colonel John> Wesley Allison wasn't keen on the Inter- national Arms and Fuse company di- viding the business with his the American Ammunition company, and his Word prevailed in high quartern to the extent of cutting down order the International Arms and Fane Co expected to get 'for two and a half million time fuses and two and a half million graze fusea to tho two and a half million time tunes which that company is now malting. Ameri- can Ammunition the soft snap, tha grase fuses, and is monthi behind In its deliveries at that. Col, Allison's idea, of a fair division of the spoili la not unlike the white man who said to tho Indian, "I'll take the duck and you take the crow, or you take tho crow and I'll take the Rufus L. Patterson, president cf the International Arms and Fuse com- pany, made an excellent Impression on the court. He Is one of those boy- Ish, aged men who look as younc as they feel. Their nmootfa, ilean shaven f.icea are oftpntFuse compam be the largest f ill in the It will strong, seen in the American _ traiJng norne story of a successful career, founded on efficiency and bust turning out twenty thousand fuses .1 ddj and will ten thous and workmen PhQtographs nere sub work is the mo neyed and Dr Harris is the pro moter. Dr Harris is a magician A; fldrid aaufllne noac, toil k at the tip, full ruby lips, groomed (o'.thei-mlnulB, hails from Tfjtintb; residout New York, alwaya UVds in a band box CJnthes in quid ele tlrotl ffvdr years ago of looking at tongues and Vent to Now York to OfqM Docket! He is as wonderful ac He raises the wind, he draws out of the air he forrnn whicu are built on taltji. Tke International Arms and Fui4 conjjHtny ii such a one It is a uf faith 'A year ago It was nothmg tictpt an Idea In Dr Harris' A uwnth after that it 'had an order fqr two million and a halt time which Hi president was free to lay It not begin to deliver in five months In fact he thought It '.'silly" to to do it, which wit, thonjh not so silly ap to pi'eycnt the shell committee tie contract Inside the first four the International Arms and Fuse company had received canh of one million dollars and a half and, five montns after that It Its flrit batch of fuses. Next a year trom the date of the con- with the nhell committee at Ot f, the (ntmntlonal Arms and T to the court showing accomnjo inly way. He is the practical man for wo thdijijand Such is the b.Wnd ttje International Arms and I International and luse com his friend, a veritable triumph of the hoped for, only a short Uyelve months ago The" moral of Its rapid progress is the ex tent to v-BichJhe Canadian shell com mittee was prepared to go to help an American company to do In the Unit ed States ,what companv could have dontt, just as well and e% en moic? ip Canada H F O Robt. A Strickland, a pioneer dent of died In Mid dlogex, ;