Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE HERALD IATUP.DAY, NOVEMBER rttge 3e, Hiberta ILY AND WEEKLY. Subscription Rites: delivered, per year..... Dy mail, per year...... by mail, per year.... 3.00 1.08 Business Editorial W. A. TELEPHONES: Office Offlco luchanan John Torranes 1252 1224 Managing Director Business .Manager I Your King and Country Need You Right NOW- ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The Bulgarians have suffered a heavy reverse at the bands of the Al lieS forces in Serbia, in the neighbor- hood of Veles, and are in lull retreat before the advancing French and Bri- tish, who are now in a fair way to re- gain possession of the whole southern portion of the Nish railway. On the north the Germans claim further advances, and state they have portion of the Serb army cut The dissolution of the Greek house and the calling of elections is aii- Bounced. The result, of the elections, should tie party favorable to the Al- lies, as headed by Venlzelos he re- turned, -will have a great bearing on the future attitude of Orsece in the ivar. Dispatches yesterday stated that a small force bad teen landed on Ru- manian territory by the Russians. The French continue their success- ful efforts against the Germans ou the west front. FACTS ABOUT SALONIKI "Saloniki, where the Allied troops directed to the aid of Serbia disem- one of the first ports of southeastern Europe, and its annexa- tion by Greece after the war of the Balkan- league with the Turks was a bitter disappointment to those enthus- iastic Bulgari -who dream of. estab: Ilshlng Bulgarian hegemony in east- era says a "war primer, describes_the port destined to play, i Tltal partTnT the "Allies' organ- ization .of the new war theatre. "The port lies only about 140 mfies soufh of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and for years the Greeks and, Bulgarians Timorously contested with one another thil particular legacy Jrom the Turks. Their Macedonian "committees' car- ried national schools, churches-and vhilantiiroBical societies to Salonliei and -when the work of converting the residents became more serious, they .carried. fire and sword. "With a population of and an annual. commerce, excluding its coastwise trade, to the value ot Saloniki is one of the most important clilee to all of southeastern Europe. :3t was a. prize well -worth the strenuous efforts made by the Bui- gars "and Greeks. A great part of the from Bulgaria, southern Ser- bia and northern Greece pour through this port, -while many of the imports for the same area are distributed from here. The chief exports are grain, animals, animal-products, attar of roses, auk cocoons, -wool, tobacco, opium and manganese. The imports are sugar, coffee, chemicals, maohui- ery, textiles' and iron goods. More- over, SaloniU has thriving manufact- of morocco leather, arms and cutlery and cotton yarn Austria- Hungary and Great Britain held first places in this commerce. -''The city is built. on a sheltered partly on a plain and partly on of Mount Kissos. It is of an excellent-natural har- and, in 1901, new harbor >ere thrown open.. It is also well Supplied with line run- ning to Serbian Niah, ivhere It con ifeets with the Paris-VSenna-Coastan Unople line, -while another line nects it with Monastir. It is by far tie most important strategic point in jeu, lira niiui-Mmklllg episode Is a dis- I grace to Canada It puts us In thu position 'of taking advantage of prijit Britain's dire necessity to make a1 lot of easy money. Beyond doubt there Is some basis for the iJlr.: Thomas' guarded ut- terances' Montreal drew a chiir- actoristic counter blast from Sir Sam It soon became sppar- cnt that the representative of Lloyd George hail spoken out of His know- ledge of the situation. But it la pos- sible that the fncts are not HS bad as( would appear from the charge tlmt was exacted lit first for the ma- chining of ac IS-poundcr shell, where- ia tile price at present charged, is still too high. Whatever they are, the people of Canada wants to know them. Canadians cannot overlook the fact that the shell committee was organ- ized by the Dominion government, and was under Its control. Therefore the people of Canada through their repre- sentatives assumed tho responsibility of seeing that the interests of the British taxpayers were protected in the placing of orders for war muni- tions. If. instead, the British Treas- ury has been plundered by the negli- gence of the government or with its connivance, the Canadian people can- not afford to rest under the resulting discredit There ought to he an investigation; and -by this we mean a real investiga- tion, not one of these hush-up per- formances that deceive nobody. Fall- ing action by the government, there should be a demand at the coming ses- sion of. parliament for an inquiry by committee of the House. The coun- try certainly wants to know the ex- tent of the profits made by the shell- makers. If they are not excessive 'he manufacturers Trill doubtless expe- dite the inquiry by submitting their accounts for public examination and scrutiny. The Anoci.ted Board of the Royal Academy of Music Royal College of Music LONDON, ENGLAND. ft.- Local Examinations in Music PATRON: lis Majesty Ihe Kioj. Music Examinations 1916 to the of Tewhcrt of Music. Animal Elimination! In Practical Music andThsory will be Itcld throughout Ciumtla ill Slay nnd June, 1916. An rsamlE- lion in Theory only will be held November loUl 1915. application rube made by October An'exhibition vatur about offered also Hold and s Silver Medals. .Music for the all pailicutars mav be obtained on tion to H.WAimG UMTS. (KaMcnt Secreliry lor Canals..) Patents and Teachers wishing: to enter their pupils for these examinations should communicate with the Secretary at once and have their namef placed on aiallluglist. 6 The Shake-up in the Shell H. F. G. Ottawa Nov Clcneral more ol Sir Sam for that. It only Sir Sam Hughes'and his humblo and goes t-.- Sir Sam will not interior associates in the government hovo any of his committees put uu- breatue a sigh of relief now on and one can well imagine his au- that Mi' noulittiig A Thomas has gcr at the reforms of this rash lii- leit these shores. David Lloyd tru'der, D. A. Thomas. Tho Shell tSeoree's ambassador is one of those i Committee, as re-constructed is to blessings which Sir Sam recognizes have no manufacturing members in only as they take their night. its midst and is to bo Munition The talk at 'the capital is that the Committee ol the British Empire ia- 111 mi. mi _ of a got-ilch-qllick-game ol the tee is particularly a black oye tor the STANDARD BANK serves is shown by the fact that cer- fit and loss account now becomes an tan processes in the making ot shells imperial matter, and is not-subject ost about live times Os much as they to Canadian overhauling by audltore- ught to have done and profits, general or parliamentary scandal rallv sreakinz ran anywhere from j 'committees. Into these golden vistas ram speaking, ran aujwi; or ceofc Mr. Thomas has given Canada abo1 lUt 1 which was going some, for the Yan- re not in business tlth. 01 course, was in a tight hole and for By a majority of SO, Windsor rate- voted in favor of the issuance v.'j fcf. nnn t _ UreSSlOn via luu luuio uugituiu in A wift.iu iiuit aim lut 01 debentures lor for patrl- J00 Us bcst previous, awhile at the start she paid through otic purposes. In addition more than- ,._ -_ had been contributed as a res alt of the canvass for contribu- tions. There has been a very well outturn-' .urnover, until war, that bountiful; the nose for supplies, as did France jade came alone, was for and Russia. Everybody looted the the rear. There can be no.doubt that' Entente allies for all they could get industrial depression in the neighbor- but even at that the Canadian Shell hood of the Canada Car Foundrj- Committee attracted the special at- c0__ WaS extensively relieved and the tention of Lloyd George and the War ticated rumor in grain circles that Dividend drawers greatly heartened. Oflice by the things it was doing to J. P. Joues, the most recently ap- As a matter of fact the industrial the: British Empire. Our Shell Corn- pointed member of the Canada grain depression war, relieved to a greater mittee was in a class by itself. It commission, is leaving to undertake for the Australian government, a spe- cial inquiry into grain handling in hulk on that continent. I Women will not he permitted to than the 'shortage of shells in was doing so much for the British England. The War Office'complained the British Empire lor so much, did I the Britisl Ens that deliveries -were'slow. It is conceded a Krea't pity "that Empire had to stop it, if only to re- Committee didn't lieva the strain on the Shell Corn- Sir Sam's Shell turn out better than it did for Sir mittee. vote on the Manitoba lEUiFerance rei- Sam took an almost persoaal iiitei> It was somDt ereudum in March ne.vt.'This informa- est in it. It was his pet committee. ,jaj.s 0[ universal pillage tion was convtyed to the Winnipeg He didn't have time to confer, rank Qommjttee to haie caui distract W.C.T.'U. -in a letter from on all the manufacturing members, in these ;e for our Shell Committee to haie caught, tho eye of Lloyd George by -its paramount Premier Norris. The premier stated 'but 'he made one a and j In the field of big busi- RICKED UP IN .J .ASSINGi FOR iTHE BTJSY MAN that the voting would he on the pro- era! others honorary colonels, so that ness. The Shell Committee felt that vincial lists used in the last general anything they did would have the ap- it had the Empire going and election. pearance of military tactics. In short our brave soldier he trfatsd the committss frere charging tfle [oe the Shell In reply to recent criticisms alleK- treated it even better than he Committee was charging our friends iNew j profectors as much as traffic Sam s and then somei. Committee was In to recent criticisms aiies- it even m. ing that "large orders tor khaki cloth the. Purchasing Committee in had been placed in the United States York, which is another of Sir i while the English manufacturers pets. I idle, the War OHicc has issued a The New York Purchasing Commit- The Anglican church at Port Col- borne was destroyed by fire. John Mills, a veteran London, booksellcr, dead. Jennie Lewis, of Chatham, perished in a fire which destroyed thi family residence. It il likely the Kii Council will vote the Canadian Patriotic Fund. eeting of the shareholders of the chasine Committee RWasL not .within Mayor Hants, of North Vancouver, has enlisted, with the Canadian Field Engineers for oversea! service. Rev. James Smith, B.A., ol Arco- la, Saskatchewan, has been appoint- ed field secretary for Rcgfaa College. Duncan J. jrcCallum, a Saskatoon grain broker, a native of Glencot, Out., died suddenly. Rev. J TT Pedley has resigned the pastorate of the Western Congrega- tional church, Toronto. Rev. Benj. Goodfield, of the First- Baptist church, Ottawa, has received a call to the Central Baptist church, Los Angeles, Cal. D A. Latortune, K.C., at present il. P. for Jlontcata, will Liberal candidate in Jacques Cariier ia the nest Federal elections. Rev. E Pidgeon, of St. John's Pr.soytorian "church, Vancouver, has declined a call to St. Augustine's church, Winnipeg. Capt H. P. Snelgrove, of Cobourg, home from the front on leave, has been promoted to be Major, and will return to active service attached to the 82ad Battalion at Calgary. The Germans have assessed a charge j of a year 'against Warsaw! for the maintenance of the" military garrison there, according to Warsaw j papers. Dr. Alfred Bowlby, for sixty years j a physician at the village of Water- j lord, Out.; died in his 96th year. He was a graduate of McG-ill university, and was a brother o! J. W. Bowlby, Brantford. insston Citv McKenzie and William JIoHatt, Mani- and wouldn't .be produc 1 a month to toba John Morrson, 'F. M., Gates, j a mourn to p y CoUja, John HeiUi Alber- SarrThad --them, which he ta F J Freani, from Alberta, was of which Pilgsley thoroughly- be re-elected. Heved but he think any thi the because savings ._.. and as the Shell Committee wouldn't All of the new war theatre for the _ ,r Major A A Roy, of Montreal, who prosecution of the Allies' campaign." j waa m actjon at Ypres, has (been- recommended for 'the Victoria t Cross, according to Col. Gaudet, of- ttVE THE PEOPLE ALL THE FACTS This Canadian shell Business can allowed to rest where It is The statement has been that the Canadian Shell Com- acting behalf of the British OvrwiBMt, gave contracts for shells erorMugt prices to pertain manu- ttelndlng Influential mem- tie committee itself It is stated because the cost mifl W'lfpt. the British government, fanent necessity for shells Ita orders for shells maintained the em- ft reconstruction of eMMtttM and all-round 1ower- tke munitions of ;-As the Wlulpec Free Press. JMfte tt Canada would llko to tw ff they are aa sut- ficer commanding the 22nd Battalion Two more Honorary Colonels iu the Cauadian militia are gazetted. They Hon. O. Howard Ferguson, Minister of Lauds, Forests and Mines in Ontario, and Major J.- H'. Rankin, M.P., o! the 28th Perth Regiment. GOTHIC THE NBW ARROW COLLAR No Buy new Maxwell is complete in every detail. A famous make of high-grade speedometer is supplied. In addition to the equipment lilted below, the price of the car includes: Front license bracket, ingenious combination rear license end tail-light bracket with spare tire carrier; electric horn, robe rail, anti-skid rear tires, foot accelerator, full set of tools, etc. waiting take yam for a test ride in the car that has broken low "Pint-Cost" records, and is breaking all low "After-Cost" records. H. T. HENDERSON GARAGE LETHBRIDQE. ALBERTA OF CANADA HEAD OITICE TORONTO 'Every good bank has t RESERVE FUND as a pro-, vision for lean years and the inevi- table rainy day. This Fund has been accumulated from Surplus Earnings and il a source of strength and stability. Everyone should have a RESERVE FUND. Without it no one is in a safe financial con- dition. Our Savings Department offer) an ideal opportunity for establishing YOUR RESERVE FUND. M LETHBRIDGE BRANCH G. F. BLETCHER, 258, 13th Strut N. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EPMUND WALKER, C.V.O., I.L.D., D.C.U. Pcc.idcnl JOHN A1RD. General Manner H. V. F. JONES, Gcner.l V. C. BROWN, Superintendent of Central Western CAPITAL. RESERVE FUND, SAVINGS BAMC ACCOUNTS Interest sit tlie current rate is allowed on all deposits of and upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. Small accounts are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail. Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more .persons, with- drawals to be'made by any one of them or by the survivor. W58 Branch R. T. Brymnef, Mgr the Government had to. What's, more, the soldier has been' short-- changed, so to speak. What, lor ex- ample, becomes of the back pay. o! a soldier who falls in battle? It cer- tainly doesn't reach his family. Did it revert to the Statj or the Shell Committee Rumor has it that the same errand which brought D. A. Thomas to Can- ada, took Sir Sam to, England. The British Government wanted to hear what Sir Sam had to, say about the Shell Committee, and they felt also that Mr. Thomas his work- better if Sir Sam were absent irom so anxious were the authorities that Sir Sain and Sir, Thomas should not eet their wires .crossed that not to tins' day have the two great men met fairly [ace to face. It is well known that Sir Sam had interviews with Kitchener and Asquith on the subject of keeping Canadian soldiers over long in Eng- land, and giving them .British officers instead of the faome-snun Canadians with whom -they started but-.--- It is well known because one of Sam's semi-personal colonels took occasion' to announce it with a loud voice, at same time intimating that Kitch was routed hip and thigh by the re- doubtable Sir Sam. But it is not as well known that Premier Asquith and Earl Kitchenea- talked to. Sir Sam about other matters, notably the j Shell Committee. In brief, Sir Sam was given a chance to .plead his case, which he did with the rresults that are already apparent..The Shell Com- mittee is'under reconstruction, it'is to be run on business rather than .an eleemosynary basis, its aim will be to provide s'hells for the army rather than fortunes for the friends of the Conservative party. All's well that ends well. Mr. Thomas is back in his own country and Sir Sara is back in his. Let it go at that. H. P. G. A Valuable Feature ola Joint Account opened with the'Union Bank of Canada in the names of two persons, Is that if one dies the family funds are not tied up just when they are likely to be most needed. The survivor can withdraw the money without delay or formality. Think it then open a Joint Account OF CANADA LETHBRIDGE BRANCH GRASSY LAKE BRANCH 0. H. TINNING; Nltiagw H. E. 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