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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR' THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1017 Xetbbvi&gc.fUberta , DAILY AND WE'EKLY Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per week......10 Daily, delivered per year ......$5.00 Daily, by mad. per yenr.........$4,00 Weekly, by mail, per year......$1.50 Weekly, bv mail, per year to U.S..?2.00 1252 1224 TELEPHONES Business Qfflcp ............ Editorial Office ............ -W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director Jolin Torrance - - Business Mauager Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of payers after expiration date Is our authority to continue the subscription. Your King and .Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. The Italian success along the Isonio front has been most noteworthy. Suddenly developing attacks of increasing intensity, aided by big British guns, and plenty of ammunition, the Italians have once more swept down across the Carso plateau Rnd along the Isonzo until they have reached a point ten miles from Trieste. The fall of this important city can be a matter of only a few days. Its capture -will give the Italians complete control of the Ardiatic. Lloyd George gives the cheering bews that the submarine warfare has failed of its object' to bring Britain to its knees before June 1. Far from accomplishing its purpose the ruthless sub war has diminished in its effectiveness through the new forces which Britain has been able to employ against the undersea craft, through the concentration of their experts, and through the ingenuity and assistance gvieu them by their latest ally, the United States. is none. Of constructive crltcilsm there Is not oven a shadow. The forlorn hope of the Tory press is pitiful, and Would- be pitied wore not tholr efforts so crude. ,We'.will bo glad wlion June 7th .arrives to relieve them 'from the immediate necessity of pursuing their tactics further. SENTIMENTAL BOSH OF TORY CAMPAIGNERS. Considering the fact that the votes of British Columbia soldiers changed the result of the votes of civilians in only one riding at the last provincial election in that province, the Calgary Herald and all its little satellites, small, smaller and smallest, are working overtime to stir up strife by raising a question which is not an issue in the campaign at all. British Columbia, with all its soldiers at the front, has not one representative in the legislature who is an out-and-out soldier "representative. All members represent their constituencies first and the soldiers second. But in 'Alberta, the soldiers of this province will themselves elect two soldier members, who will have no civilian strings attached. They will Tie there to watch, introduce and urge legislation on behalf of the soldiers �vrho will be returning at the close of the war. Is not thia eminently more tair to the soldiers than an arrangement which resulted as it did in British Columbia? One would think, to witness the sordid spectacle the Conservative newspapers are making of themselves " these days, that if only the soldiers' , vote were to be recorded by constiu-encies as was the case in British Columbia, the Sifton government would surely be defeated. The obvious inference is, and this is what the Conservative press would like us to believe, that most of the "^Alberta sol diers at the front are Conservatives and would vote against the Sifton government. , We had thought the Conservatives had been taught a lesson in the case of B.C., where in more cases than one the Liberal majorities were increased by the soldiers' votes. But our Tory friends could not overlook the grand opportunity" to wave the old flag and suggest to the public that the majority of Alberta's aol-iiers are Conservatives., ; Such at-. tempts in these times indicate blat- � ant Jack of appreciation of  the fact that Canadians are fighting for Canada and the Empire, and for no political party, Liberal or Conservative. The loud protesting of the Tory papers at: the last. minute over the alien enemy vote in order to raise a sentimental 'lssW savors of lack of sincerity. Had the Conservatives raised the question at the last session of the legislature, which they knew would be the last before an elec-  tion, we might have credited their in-1; tentions with being good. But the attempt is so obvious, the silence of Leader Michener on the subject is so ."!]iain(ul. that one puts this "issue" in the same category as that raised vHth respect to the soldier vote. The Tory .party is so hard put to it to find ex- � cuses, let alone reasons, for opposing the SiCton government that almost 'anything, that will "get by" for a vcouple of days until ^exposed, is hailed "with delight and. played to death by thoir press. 'Of honest' criticism there MICHENER PRESS LIES ABOUT PROVINCIAL DEBT. The Conservative government at Ottawa, having so opportunely and inconsiderately knocked the props out fr6m under the Conservative arguments about the railway guarantees of the Sifton government, tho Michener press is changing its tactics, and now bewails the fact, that the,"public debt per capita is $249.14." This is another of those "strong" statements being peddled by the Michener press these days which makes them reek to Heaven in the nostrils of intelligent electors. In the first place, the statement is an unqualified llo. even taking the total of direct and indirect debt quoted by the Tory papers to be correct. They give the bonded debt of the province as $92,910,450. and proceed to calculate that tiie debt per head of population is $249.14. How they get it, nobody knows. The fact is that, taking the population of Alberta as announced by the Dominion government the other day as 496.000. the per capita debt is only $187. or $62 per head less than the amount they claim. A lie to the extent of $62 for every man, woman and child in the province of Alberta is some lie, and does even the Michener press proud. But the argument of the Michener press used in the article setting forth these "facts" Is, if possible, an even worse He tor it is a half-truth. The article, as is the usual Michener custom in pealing with finance matters, includes with a direct bonded debt of $33,500,000, an indirect bond debt of 559,410,450. On this indirect debt, which represents the extent to which railway lines have been guaranteed, the government will never have to pay a cent of the principle or interest unless the railways default, and as thp Dominion government railway experts have shown that the value of the railways la in every case at least 40 per cent, greater than the guarantees, the people have plenty of security and therefore nothing to fear. This debt may therefore be disregarded and should be eliminated in arriving at the per capita debt of the province. As to the direct bonded debt of $33,500,000, approximately $10,000,000 is represented in debentures issued for telephone system capital account, on which the revenue derived pays the interest and principle. This leaves $23,500,000 as the amount which the people of the province may consider as a direct debt on themselves and their resources. This works out to |49 per capita, or just $200 less than the Michener press states it. In. comparison with the city of Lethhrldge this figure is very small. The total bonded indebtedness of the city, as given in the 1915 report, is $3,866,969. The population is approximately 12,000. This works out to a per capita debt of $322. But the non-revenue producing debt is only $2,416,-000, which Is about $200 per head of population. Taking either figure, the public debt of the province is as nothing in comparison with the debt of the city of Lethbridge or any other of the cities of the province. The attempt of the Michener press is lame, pitiful and in keeping with their attempts to mislead the electors on other- issues. Mr. Michener's financial experts should go to "public school" for several years more. 4 PICKED itf%& at PASSING F0R BUSY MAN With such an able lieutenant as Mrs. Hammond, the Plncher Creek candidate should be able to bring that seat back into the Liberal column this election. Premier Sifton nailed the weak attempts of the opposition speakers to take credit for the Liquor act when he told the electors of the Pincher Greek constituency that Leader Michener of the opposition had refused to sign the resolution introducing the measure in the House aB seconder. Mr. Michener is a teetotaller, hut he wouldn't let that fact stand in the way of playing party politics on the liquor question it he thought it 'would help to put the Tories into power. Major J. D. Wilson, O, C, No. 13, Special Service company, Is placed In charge at Sarcee cRtnp temporarily. Rev. A. Lee Holnios, a wall known Methodist minister, is dead at Stanstead, Que. The Russian government has ordered tho mobilization of all women doctors under 45 years of ago. The Standard Oil Company of New-York has announced an advance of 2c a gallon In the price of gasoline. Lt. Reginald O. Smith, organizing secretary of the Boy Scouts' association of Canada, has beeu killed in action. George P. Smith, the sitting member for Cainrose provincial constituency, was renominated by acclamation. Flight Sublieutenant J. J. Malone of the naval air service, son of El J. Malone of Regina, Sask.. was gazetted^ to the Distinguished-Service Order. The plant of the Norfolk Packing company. Norfolk, Neb., with a stock of canned beans valued at more than $100,000, was destroyed by fire. The total loss is estimated at $250,000. United States Senator Harry Lane, of Oregon, is dead, the result of a nervous disorder produced by a blood clot on the brain. He was 62 years old. Mr. �nd Mrs. William Hamilton, of Toronto, have been made life members of the International Sunday School Association, the gtft of the president, Mr. E. K. Warren, of Evans-ton, 111. Instead of the anticipated surplus, indications are that the Australian commonwealth's financial year will end with a deficit of �2,000,000. The customs receipts fell short of the budget estimates by two millions. After being turned down three times in his efforts to join the colors, Raymond Brewster, 23, son of Premier Brewster, of Victoria, at last has been successful and departed with the 76th artillery draft. The American Museum of Natural History announced it would send a third relief ship in search of the Crockerland expedition", which has been marooned in the Arctic since 1913. McCord Fuller, of Craik, Sask., has purchased for $17,000 a record price, Martin Fairfax (448300), a Hereford bull at the sale of Hereford cattle, from Warren T. McCray's Orchard Lake farm, Kentland, Indiana. Oliver T. W. Helmbolt, of Coronation, Alberta, is reported to have been wounded. Oliver Helmbolt is with the artillery. He was asqultted last fall, after a sensational trial, of the murder of Frank WhitesideB, of Coronation. Hon. J. H. Howden, formerly attorney-general of Manitoba has received a message of the death of his son, Lieut. R. R-. Howden, who went away with a Cameron Highlander draft. Lieut. Howden has been miss- / ing,for some time now. Arthur James Balfour and twelve other members of the British war commission will be Initiated as members of the Phi Beta Kappa, oldest scholastic honorary fraternity in America. A London firm which recently manufactured miniatures of war honors, such as brooches, bracelets and lockets, has been informed that they will not be allowed to sell them. The idea is to prevent the cheapening' of war honors. Asking that school hours be changed to allow them to attend school from 8 till 1 o'clock was a petition signed by the students of the Medicine Hat high school which was read at the last meeting of the school board. Hamilton printers have made a new five year agreement with the publishers. For the first two years compositors will receive $24.50 and for the remaining three years $25. For the entire period assistant foremen and machine operators will receive $25. At the Inquest at London. Eng., on Major Lawrence Johnson, Winnipeg, killed while experimenting with a new gun, the evidence showed that the weapon jammed while the deceased attempted to liberate it by striking it with "a hammer. George S. Fleming, a well known artist, of Toronto, Is dead in his 7Stb year. He had a varied career as an actor for over twenty years, and in his younger days appeared with Ellon Terry. He was also one of the secretaries of the late King Edward, when he waB Prince of Wales. Tho,- Dalfe Jlpouse at St. Thomas, Ont,~ waslfottftired by fire, ', u <� $i ;' '_ Cttpt. "A'.ftR'. Gillies, of Clover Bur, Alta., an officer in tho artillery, is reported wodbded. The bakers of Niagara Falls, Ont, raised the price of bread to fourteen cents per loaf of a pound and a half. Ralph Barker is tho Liberal candidate for the Alberta legislature in Lac. Ste. Anne. W. B. Bashford. sitting 'member was nominated ns Liberal candidate for Rosthern, Sask. \ Lieut. C. C. Huggins, son of Mrs. A. E. Huggins, Edmonton, is reported killed in action. He loft for overseas in August, 1914. Alderman Marshall declined the nomination as Liberal candidate in the provincial election in South Calgary riding. Three returned* soldiers, Privates Patton, J. Holland and Tom Leach, were drowned about one hundred yards off Lowndes Point on the Saanlch peninsula. Victoria. Will Gill, a well known and highly respected resident of Victoria is jlead. For many years he was inspector of inland revenue for B. C. The entire plant of the Copp Stove company of Fort William was destroyed by fire with a loss estimatod at between $350,000 and $500,000. The company employed 150 men. It is reported on good authority that Major Hungerford-Pollen has been killed in action. Major Pollen is well known at Fort Steele, B. C, and, in fact, all through East and West Kootenay. Capt. W. J. Press of Toronto, has purchased the imported three-year-old Iron Cross II., who finished second to Runes In the Queen's Hotel cup race at Woodbine. The price paid was $3,000. W. S. R. Murch, Past Grand First Principal of. the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, was presented at Kingston with a cabinet of sliver, in recognition of his services in that position for two years. At the annual convention of the University of Toronto the honorary degree of doctor of laws was conferred on Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Hendrie, and that of doctor of science on George Gallia, C.M.G. 1 m K. CHOCOI.4HS . You will ikc*'Mclba" Chocolates, not alone for their strict purity; but for the varied assortment contained in each box- lresii fruits, caramel centres, honey chips, soft creamy centres-hidden under a delicious coating of rich chocolate. where there is no agreement as to what the rate shall be, Is. to be brought down by Hon. C. J. Doherty in the House of CommonB. The pur-_ pdse is to make ,,the rate uniform' throughout: Canada. It is. already, save in Manitoba, where they made it six' per cent.,.J�ut the courts Held that the act was .ultra vires by the legislature. The trial squad of three hundred' women street cteaners who have been on duty in London, Eng., for tho past two njoriths has done its work "most satisfactorily, according to an official report and It is proposed to increase its membership immediately. Tiieut. George S. Laing, of Winnipeg, who fell at Vlmj^.RidBe,' April 9, met hia death the same day that his sister, Mrs. H. E. A. Bowles, was burned in Minneapolis. Mrs. George Hancock, another sister, received the official communication that her brother had been'killed as she grlevr ed at her sister's bier. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LLD.. D.C.L, Pnaident H V. F. JONES, Asi't Gen'l. Manager WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF Repairs for All Makes of Engines. Our plant 1b equipped with up-to-date machinery and our men aro thoroughly competent to handle any workvon any kind of machinery. v < GRINDERS AND PUMPS We manufacture and have for aalo Roller r.nd Plate Grinders and Deep Well Pumps. G. li^CHEL Leasee of jt^e ,l*ett�brldgo Iron Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped te handle all kinds of repair work on either �team or gas tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote ysu prices that are right. N1VEN BROS. 216 First Avs. S. Phone 1732 Potatoes Wanted mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm CAR LOTS OR LESS Must be fijod sized, sound whits stock. Phone 732 or oall at Saunders Hay and Grain Co. 1221 2nd Avenus S. JOHN AIRD, General Manager V. C^BROWN, Sup't of Central Western Branches Major Thomas R. Coleman, M.C., who enlisted at-jGalt,, and went overseas^" with a special draft, is home on leave. He was wounded in the Vimy Ridge fight and secured furlough on leaving the hospital. He was accountant at the branch of the Imperial bank. A bill designed to provide a legal rate of interest of five per cent., Capital Paid Up. $15,000,000 T Reserve Fund, . $13,500,000 THE MAN OR WOMAN WHO SAVES and buys a War Security, or helps a bank 21W to do so, is giving most vital help to the Empire in its crisis. Open a Savings account at any branch of this Bank. Lethbridge Branch- - R. T. Brymner, Mgr. m m Si m M W :i?i i '1 A Double Guarantee of ;c II i�|v You are twice protected, by the j|l "Ostermoor" trade*mark, and jigj the, name "Ostermoor" woven Ij&j in the binding.__ !|j We make it doubly easy for you to make sure of always 1 j|l getting the genuinef fOstermoor" Mattress whenever you jgl buy. Look for these distinguishing marks at your dealers. |j| 'The "Ostermoor" trade-mark is on every mattress. To prevent any mistake being made, each mattress is bound joj with a woven stripe, bearing the word "Ostermoor" - shown in the border of this advertisement as OfM THJS KST 'D 1S73 G. F. BLETCHER, Manager. COAUH1RST BRANCH STANDARD BANK OF CANADA HEAD OFFICE - TORONTO SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES are now installed at this Branch for the custody of yj^uable papers, etc,, affording safety ' and privacy. Further information supplied by the manager. 223 LETHBRIDGE BRANCH n x . 2S�, 19th H. THE FAMOUS ALASKA STERMOOR MATTRESS COSTS dfrT CI FOR FIFTY YEARS ONLY $18 OF RESTFUL SLEEP Tbe "Ostermoor" is built-not stuffed. Layer upon layer of clean, sweet cotton felt is < built into the casing. It stays that way indefinitely-will not mat, become lumpy or uneven-and gives a lifetime of restful sleep. When you consider that one-third of your life is spent in bed, $18 seems'a.very little outlay for so much health, comfort and enjoyment. ALASKA BEDDING CO., Limited Makers of Bedsteads and Bedding Calgary WINNIPEG Regina "Alaska on an article meson High'.Grade Every Particle" 133W | AND ALL KINDS OF ILKC-I TRICAL WORK. I W.L. McKenzie & Co. I PHONE 637 718 3rd Ave. 3. DIRECTORY OF AUTO-LIVERY AND DRAYING DRAYING Phones 1345 or 1356 Turner & Witchsll Office at Kennedy's 410 13th St S Hcmm's Auto Livery 24 Hour 8erv|ss Capable Drivers Phone 1312 Dallas Hotel The Hudson Auto Livery A bit Six Crlindsr 7-fassenfsr car. One of the bast and most comfortable cars In tbs olty to ride in. COUNTRY t�IP8 PREFERRED Residence Phone 1269-Calls Day or Night. Day Phone, Palace Confaotloiv cry 668. "Meet us at the Palace." DRAYING Of All Kinds WesternTransferCo. Limited Office-C, P, R, Frelfht Sheds PHONES Office ........... 1183 Stables .......... 1084 Alexandra Hotel Auto L|yery OVERLAND AND CHALMERS CAR*..' NIGHT AND DAY Phone Clerk, 717; 1040 BOULTON'S AUTO LIVERY Lethbridge, Alberta We know the country thor. oughly. We have had the experlsnos. -It is paid for, TRY Ut. Phone 1206 ;