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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LETHBIUDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, MAY.37, 19X5 letbbribge, Siberia PAILY AND Subscription [Catty, delivered, per week .Dally, delivered, per year bj- mail, per year..... mail, per year TELEPHONES IPO ..JS.OO ..53-00 ..51.00 usiness Office ditorial Office W. A. Bucnanan lanasing Director 1252 1224 John Business Manage Your King and Country you right now! pROUND THE CIRCLE JSpF tHE WAR i The French are nof yet "out of the t'jtapods" at Verdun. The German offen- sive, recently resumed "with renewed prigrr and terrific fighting, is still Jftuenace, and the French are not in- n to make light, of it. However, confidence is unshaken, aud '.vhile they have been forced to give jftray at several points, have gained iground at others, so that the honors 5are still fairly even with the Germans Cholding no particular point of van- Stage save Fort Douamont. The German public, it is said, are with them thun use them for starting a fire. If hundreds of these reportb could be curtailed in the number pub- lished ami distributed and more of the agricultural reports printed and dis tributed it would be better for the country. Col. Currie's suggestion that a cen- tral editorial office should be estab- lished for the purpose of reducing the size of reports, avoiding duplication and the needless expense of carting loads of publications from the print- ing; office to the departmental offices and thence to the post office, should be considered by the authorities. Care- ful revisal of the malting lists and the separation of matter that Is really of public interest would help to duce expenditure. Then the use of unnecessarily expensive paper adds to the cost, as does the negligence shown in the preparation of copy for the printer. This last alone means 060 a year iu the correction of errors- that could easily bave been avoided. Col. Currie Is chairman of the print- g committee and he knows what he s talking about. He is a supporter of the government .and tho govern- ment should heed his adrice. In these days when we are being urged to economize the government should set an example to the people by trim- ming the expenditures on the publica- tion of departmental reports. ly .and skilfully, but unobtru- feradoall; [sively "being prepared for the possi- of peace. Sir Edward Grey's fcreceot remarks in England appear to be interpreted in enemy countries as ishowing the unbending of England in her. attitude and. more likely now to listen to peace offers. English au- 'thoritles however do not accept this fview and odds are Quoted against peace. A, Prussian admits, .that Ger- (Sfnau victories at the present time are if costing too much.-and that every snch- rvictory brings them nearer eventual rdrfeat Though the British arrived at Kut too late .they have. arrived neverthe- less; That's, the main thing. big rain the dandelions will grow in every direction. Now is the "time to go after them hard. No use waiting until they "feather out." Even another cent is tacked on the price of admission, we can forecast now that the movies -will be as popular as ever after June lat feet of the bilingual debate in winning the Quebec. bro-electloiK .The CMgnry Herald suggests that Gouln promised tho Littorals a solid Quuboc In the next general election in re- turn', and uske jwhat western Liberals think about it. -What, rimy we ask, do western CoiiseYvittivos think of the Quebec Tories vr'io voted against the Bordeu government in the bilingual atp? There arc fences to mend In the Conservative party us well. POINTS IN THE SHELL DETRACT H. F. G. Otlawa. May the public ilnd should confused by tho wrangles of lawyers, tho questioning along uitiny clues, the rulings of the court, 'and- the mass of perplexing de- tail published by1 Uuvuowsflapera, let o points. of the "Whenever Britain makes a blunder criticism Is "boundless and free." Quo would imagine Britain should be fault- less. "Life" handles the critics very effectively with the expression: ,'Scold Great Britain by all means; but. oh brethren, try to do it with intelli- 'Beaten in this war' is she? You will find that she is not only un- beaten, but unbeatable. Called upon to be all things to all men and Ne- Jms boon brought out so Bertram shell cpiumll- its niahufucturiufi; mem- bers .-were concerned, was simply ti were given an order for five hundred thousand tinio fuaca ut seventy-live con Is less per.fuse than the American companies, just to them bo good. A sop 'to Cerberus, so to apeak. AllUon It was iu that Mr. Hurrls'-was told.'to Soo- iug a piaii, as eypry. poker play- er knows, costs more money than any of the. It .certainly quartette yie British goveriipierit a lot of Ush war-offi'Go; whose agent-was' Stf kept on Sam the -minister of militia raising-Vm all the of for, Canada; This group .of contract- seeing-Allison, it was B. (Jad- ors had. a sum of money placed to its welli ;o( tne American Ammunition credttjiy-thai-British'go vt, out of which they" paitT themselves when they jnan- war material ami paid meals to Germans, she slipped up to whom they lot rf In itmeci- nml in some particulars, but she Is not only going still, but going strong, and she is today the ojie unbeatable factor n the allied combination." Many peo- ple are too proue. to magnify Britain's slips and forget that sho is financing practically all the fighting nations. >olfcing the seas, feeding the soldiers the allied armies and raising a great army herself. .Britain's place in his war will be properly valued when he conflict is not until hen. contracts. Iu these ntr and PICKED UP IN FOR THE- BUSY MAN Conscription is in-full force in the British Isles' today, the Empire is determined to do its share In''winning this war even if ..drastic- measures have to "be resorted to. QUEBEC GRAILWAY DEAL X'The Bordeu government's! last-hoii to the Railway is area beingi-severel by some of its'vf friends. The Montreal Nen atknce, says: .uWhen it comes to the proposed, ac- quisition, of the Quebec and Saguena Railway, it is putting the temper c people to TEe whole project was a dream an a fantastic'ona, by BO-broad consideration publl (Usefulness. Of the greater part tnis railway, it'may "be said r'tfiai f would not provide traffic for the guile {tan'd the crows. The most that can be k said for it is that it will serve a few I scattered communities, and for this frthe country is to pay some S That is war time thrift with a ven- -As yet there has been no satiafac glory eiplanatfon of this most remark I able piece of railway policy. ,0ne fminister Ventured to that it would for the National f Transcontinental Railway. He joking. Wc-liave aitogethcr too finany eTidencea that the Nationa] f Trans continental Railway is a suffic- lent burden in "Itself, without tying a r tail to it in the shape of the .Quebec and Saguenay Railway. The Evening- News does not pretend to the considerations which have prompted the expenditure of this amount of money for the purchase of siity-three miles of partially graded railway. Under the most favorable conditions, the purchase of property would be criminal folly. At a time when the people are making'BO many sacrifices .and when they are called upon to make so many topre, how can they be asked to furnish sev- eral millions of dollars for a property -ffKich IB not only.unproductive, Wt j -which must necessarily commit the opnctry to financial obligations pro- pprtlonately greater than those which the country already bears in the un- profitable sections of the Canadian I Northern and the Grand Trunk "Pa- I cific. Is it not enough that the gov- ernment 'should to tar its -wits to deal with its inherited herd of rail- way elephants, without taking on this laew one In the shape of the Quebec Saguenay Railway? Alberta has sent another battalion, the S9tb', to do its duty at the front. USth Kilties are now second unit in the province and will no doubt be leaving for the front be- fore ;many weeks pass. Britons have de- cided 'to .expel liquor men from the order. Rather late In the day Isn't HIT Quebec will be the only province with liquor men, and there are no Orange Young Britons there. T-: Among, the.men who are not wprry- ing-about Yerdun is AB long as he satisfied tojet.the Germans against the stone ram their heads wall; rest of bothered with nerves. us shouldn't be "Don't forget the war veteran when you have a job to offer." That is -the slogan of the various returned sold j fers' organizations. It's the right "ad vice and should be followed. R Oliver is the man to notify in Leth subcontracts for the British '.govern- ment the Canadian people- have' a de- finite interest, because when the ac- counts are adjusted after the war Canada will have to pay. her share. This admission by the finance minis- Sir Thomas AVliite, pressed to Us logical conclusion, not only justi- fies an investigation of the con- tracts now being probed by the Mere- dith-Duff commission, but also, of all the transactions of the old shell com- mittee, which, as has been said be- fore, was not a little band of .super- patriots doing it for love -of British Empire, but simply a very much limit- ed and highly impromptu board of trade fishing for war business. j By quotins prices to. the j j British war office, quotations based o jthe fat prices of the armament trus I during times of peace, and sticking t i those prices long after general com petition by thousands of. munitioi i factories had brought prices down t 'a more reasonable level, the Bef train shell accumulated, ove and above the amount .credited t at the Vancouver' office Rev P J" McKeon, rector St Peter's Catholic-- Cathedralj Hondon, who recently recovered from a. crlti cal illness, was given a puree by his parishioners, It is said tKat efforts are being made to induce Dr Adam Shortt, chairman of the Civil Service Commission, to accept the principalshin TJmversUj Miss Annie Porgle lias accepted the position of Iad> superintendent ot Guelph General the retiring superintendent going to a similar position -at''Regina. Evelyn Nesbit .Thaw, .divorced by Harry K. Thaw, last month, and Jack Clifford, her dancing partner, an nounced at New York that they had been married iQ: Maryland. Sir George Foster, 'who. leaves.for England in the course of a week, will represent Canada'at the economic con- ference of the allies, which jg pro- posed to be held in Paris next month 'Suit for divorce on charges tion was file'd-in (the. Circuit Court at Chicago against Jphn J Harty, mil honaire Canadian of Kingston, Ont, by Sirs Anna Fitzhugh Harty, a grand opera singer. Robert J. Long, of Creston, was un- animously selected as .Conservative candidate for. tho British Columbia eglslature for the Kaslo constituency, succeeding ?seil F Mackaj of Vic toria the incumbent who is retiring i Word has been repelyetl'at Ottawa that who 'spent some Ime in Ottawa, as one of the A i J C c to BaA.Grey, has fallen tieir tp a for- of twelve million dollars by the death of graaf uncle, the second llarauis of ClanricardfJ Fredenctons first military wed j ding :gJnce the of war took place last" in St J'BU! 81 Presbyterian Church, "When Sllsa Myrtle Uittiraore was .married to Ueiit. Arthur Bat- talion. Attorney. General Hudson, ot Mani- toba, has created the following law- jars K C E S J RothweH, Hugh Phillips D H Land, J B Coyne, H J. SymlnRton, W. II. Trueman and R. Crafg, all of Winnipeg R M Matheson, Brandon and All Morden. over to the Canadian Patriotic Fund 'Just here the Question Wtia! right had they, aa contractors for the British government, to hand-that sur plus over :to the1: British government? An equally pertinent question is, What right did th'ey have to accumulate "a surplus at all? I! they had cut jrices down to the pplril justifie'd-'by ihe; increasing.7- .competi- tion and cheager production of material" theV-Tvonid have been able tp show no such-swollen surplus The best wav to help the British govern ment was to save morey foi it on the prices for, war material. Aa a-matter fact the -Bertram-: shell' committee prices were edited bi Alessrs ThomdS and Hichens wh they took their profits uot onlj in making the goods but also commission; .Naturally) the came first and was "the least trouble, so day after the -contract ivas signed hey tsat-.daWn "at- the. Chateau Laurier and .split It three Cadwell, who n tended tc make the "fuses, was sat- sfied 'to i25pfQOO, nna nioney han he ever saw in a'lunip before in Bertram'Ashell comrait- workmg through Colonel David Carnegie highly successful in caring ore colonel Frederic Nichols when he first proposed to make loaded d shells in Canada not so uccessful however, in scaring of! Harris ahd 'the Russell Motor ompanv when they wantepi to make ime fuses After these Canadian manufacturers ,liad. .been.lstrung along in til they were.: thoroughly? sore, they OF CANADA I Give Your Wife an Interest In the family's finan- cial progress by open- ing- a Joint Account in the Union Bank of Canada, 'h, her name and. your own. You will find it a very convenient 'arrangement, for then either can attend to the banking when in'town, making deposits or withdrawing money. In case of death, the balance automatically goes to the survivor, LETHBRIDGE BRANCH .G. Manager GRASSY LAKE BRANCH H. E. SHANBS, Ating Manager THE CANADIAN BAW OF COMMERCE EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O.. LI..D., Presidenl JOHN AIRD Guicral Muiinr H. V. F. JONES, Ass't Gwir.1 V C BROWN atiperimendem of Central Western tli.nrh.. CAPITAL, "ESEHVE SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS Interest ,lt (lie current ratu is allowed on all of and upwards Careful attuition'is g-iyen to every account: .Sinall accounts iro welcomed Accounts may be opened aiui bperVtiid by mail. Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, with- drajvals to be made hy any one of them or by the survivor. W5S Lethbridge Branch R. T. Bryinner, Mgr _ but on thafpoint he was as ff Gibraltar Accord Starched and light weight A NOVELTY.IN" TOOKE COLLARS Admitted the best duality and m Canada LIMITED MONTREAU ng- to. Ypakum, whose hearty cynicism n the witness .box provided much en- Cadwell was no neutral n this subject. "'He :was "a; whole Naturally got the hare lie claimed. Bassick. the other manufacturer, who, by the way, had 10 -intention of manufacturing, atood tut for got it, and shortly hereafter faded away. Benjamin F. 'oakum, Wall Street privateer and oldier of fortune who had several lariadfah honorary to "look pulled down These were pretty good profits for [en who imd never lifted finger to make fuses, but they are said fa be mere trifle beside .the profits in manufacturing which allow plenty of oonj for rake-offs in between. So far hese margins of profit between shell ommittee, sub-contractors and, tha ctual cost of production have, not i eeh investigated by the royal com-1 mission, Sir Sam's .lawyer, itt, .urging that such disclosures would only serve .to gratify the Hua uid betray our secrets Split Within Split B. F. Yoakum's as -a split within a split. First he inded out to Mr. Craven, who id the introducing the man .who ;eered him up against the shell com- litteel- After that Benjamin deducted 5000 for personal .expenses. Thfs ift which Yoakum proceeded i split two ways for him elf, for Colonel John Wesley Uliapn. Colonel John Wesley AIlUou Isojhad people to "take care of. ccording to Allison's instructions, oakum, paid out of Allison's share ot 220JOOQ these to