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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LETK3R10G E DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 191S Sje, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY. Subscription Ratti: Otlly. delivered, per year..... by mall, per year...... 3.UO Weekly, by mall, per year.... !.0i> TELEPHONES: Business Office Editorial Office 1234 W. A. Buchanan John'Torrance Managing Director Business Manager and Country You Eight Now ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR While the Serbl.ni forces are falling hack from Monastir before the on sweep of the Bulgarians, the Allied forces In southern Serbia are gradual- ly gaining in numbers, and the conti- nent nope is still expressed that the little cQuiitry will not he entirely over- run by the invaders, but that, as in Belgium, a small foothold will be're- taiued. There is also indication that Italy will yet 'become an active parti- cipant iu this campaign. The attitude of Greece is still un- certain. Lord Kitchener touched at Salonlld, yesterday, on- his way to Galllpoli, hut did not leave his boat. On Ule British front in France, ef- forts by the Germans to concentrate men and munitions were interfered -with by the British, and at one point the British, forces attacked and inflict- ed heavy losses on the Huns. Two British gunboats were sunk, and one cruiser disabled by German submarines off the Egyptian coast, yesterday. Negotiations to bring in Chins aa an ally, in order merely to keep peace between Japan and China, are now be- ing conducted :by the British, French and 'Russian governments. t Commenting on the abuve profits, the Ottawa says: '.'Hard, cold business. The Canad- ian Car-and Foundry Co. .has a bis factory tit. Fort William. During the days of frenzied finance, tho Fort Wil- liam people paid a bonus ot to the Canadian Car and Foundry Co. for the privilege of having car shops in Fort William. I "At the present tiros, little ,or no I work is being done at Fort Wflliam, i while the company is sub-letting con- i tract" in the United .States. As a matter of hard, cold business, of course, all orders sub-let by Canadian Interests in (ho United States will es- cape any suggested Dominion war tax- Of the Dominion Iron and Steel Co. ot Sydney, the Wall Street Journal states that it has been running nigh: and day at capacity in turning out shells and parts of shells, also iuiui benzol and other by-products. The Dominion Coal Co. says it finds it difficult to find bottoms for the en- ormo.us orders. "It is says the Journal, "that earnings are now running at the rate of eight million a year, or 13 per IS AN IDEAL FOOD FOR CHILDREN It Bids dicrtion of other food. Former V. S. Senator Julius sar ULrrou-s, oi Miuiigim, is dead. Vulcan proposes to raise S3000 for the Patriotic Fund. D. S. Robertson, wholesale grocer-, Kingston, Out., is dead. The Panama canal will be closed I'.CT. Ceo. Lcufhecn, of Milestone, for six mouths, until slides arc re- I becomes 'pastor of Chalaier's church, moved. lierrina. j The Medicine Hat News publishes a Bishop Swcencv of Toronto made a rumor that a local school of insiruc- strong pica to Anglicans to abstain uon for militia olr.cers maj be es- from liquor during the war. tabhshcd in that RICKED UP-IN SSINGdZI FOR THE BUSY MAK C. De La Gorgcnttierc, formerly Bel- i gian consul at lw 4 1 i Albert and a. cent, on the common stock after .the, "m5 payment of accumulated dividends and all other charges.'; "Steel Company'of Canada (Hamil- continues the Wall Street Jour- nal, "is another concern that benefit- ted very materially from war orders. This company is said to have a con- tract for all the shells it can make for two years, and is now showing earnings at the rate' of monthly. "Profits are running at the rate of over 215 per cent, on the company's en- tire capitalization. The preferred stoek is sharing equally with all cCTnmon stock in all profits 7 per cent on all orders. "National Steel Car has large or- ders for cars and shells. The eom- The new H. C. Church oi the Holy Name in Toronto, at tiu corner o[ Dnnl'orth and Moscow Aves., will cost Miss Lillian Lcrochc, playing at Minneapolis at the Oaycty tiiis vveek, was married publicly last night, on Hie stage of the theatre to Robert I. Altcrman, a consulting engineer, of Calgary, Aita. They met two years I The Her. Charles Endicott, presi- dent of the Saskatchewan Methodist The Willys-Overland Co. of Toledo, p Conference, and pastor oi the Metro- politan Methodist church, of Swift Current, has decided to accept a call to fill the pulpit of tlie Methodist church of Weyburn. Ohio, will take over the'busin.ss ot tl.e Russell Motor Car Co. in Can- ada. Chatham citv council has decided Hnn..T. Chase Casgrain, Postmas- to give. "a Month for a year to tcr-General, is to become an honor- the Canadian Patriotic fund. 'In ad- ary colonel, and to go on active sor- dition, it is planned to raise by public subscription. Lieut. J. M. Phelan, of the 15th (Belie.file) Regiment is'one of 21 first, cousins in the Bilks' service, nine of whom have already been kill- ed in action. M young men ei confining itself entirely to machining i ception" in Hamilton to rctr.rr.ed sol-I and stee, forgings -supplied by the j i TAX WAR PROFITS TO THE LIMIT At the nest session of parliament aaw war taies Trill likely be impos- ed, as tie presnt taxes are not raising the amount required by any means. Undoubtedly the government is consid- ering new methods of taxation for sub- mission to Parliament, Should they 'overlook a heavy tax on the profits manufacturers of "war munitions throughout Canada, there will be in- dignation and severe criticism. 'This is "mo: time for the manufacturers to grow wealthy, yet it la evident mat the firms engaged in the manufacture Jof munitions are. inaking enormous profits. They are making big profits 'oil of the. while others, thous- ands upon thousands, are making sac- that tax their in- come and savings of many years. Thousands of young men are offering their lives for their country; mothers are giving no sons, and wives their husbands- Why should the manufac- turerss not be willing to sacrifice a part of their profits to enable Canada to carry on the war? The war tariff las given them further protection. Why should the war itself enable them to grow still richer with out- rageous profits on war contracts? ,The inquiry of D. A. Thomas, Trho "came out to as the represent- ative of the Minister of Munitions in England, revealed that under the eye of the Dominion government, Canad- ian manufacturers were being per- mitted to make fabulous profits on every shell they made in their lac- Hones. As a result the munition bust- has been re-organised, not at the demand or, the Canadian government, tut at the demand oi Mr. Thomas. Details are published in the Wall Street Jourial in connection with .the prorita made by Canadian firms. "Canadian Car Foundry's total busi- says the paper, "consists of a '.number.of orders.. The first was for shrapnel and a similar num- high explosive shells, and ag- .gregated about Most of .the .order was sub-let among various jnaufacturcrs, in Canada and the Un- ited States. Another order was for three million shells, amounting to ap- proximately nearly all of was also sub-let Other or- ders for shell' parts booked totalled On the shell or- rders: anb-let Canadian Car and Foun- dry's commisfion is: about 30 per shell. On this profits from or- ders on hand should run over twenty million doiUrB.. Profits of this size, If realized in the fiscal year just be-: gun, irould pay interest on the 416 bonds, and leave a balance equal to more than 150 per cent, on the com- MiMd-iwue preferred and common stock." If this company ban made the pro- .fits toe New York pdper charges, half 'amount >i ''least; anouid bo by the Dominion imder a war Steel Co, of Canada. It is understood that Darnings are tunning at the rate of 01 el 10 per cent on the common stock.' Parade and speeches at Stratford. vice, although it will probably only be in Canada. Fie is to be made hon- orary director-general of the Cana- dian army postal service. Mrs. John Lett, the 16-year-old bride oi John Lett, of Swift Cur- rent, lies at the point of death in the Swift Current Hospital as a re- suit of her .attempt to end .her own in with a "nigh calibte revolver. The Toronto section of the Alpine Club of Canada disapproved pi the The Revenge of Time F. C. Dr. William Theophilus Stuart, proposal, said to have, been made by Premier Sir Richard McBride of Bri- _........__ ___r___________, a tish Columbia, that, the .name of professor in tlie University of Tor-; Mount Robson should be changed to r. o onto and the Ontario Dental College, Mount Cavell, in memory of the OMie Nova Scotm Steel Co., the and one of tfi? o[ the lattcr) martyred British nurse, Edith Cavell, Wall Street Journal says that it has died at Oakville, Ont. was executed by the Germans in Brussels. It is feared .that the steames Charles A. Luck, formerly the City of Ber- lin, has been lost, with all hands, on __ ____ ___ I Lake Superior. The freighter P. U. the latter had experienced a very are Armour sank in Lale Erie, but escape from d ath "some- were saved. j where in France A piece of shrapnel had whizzed past Jus head A. H. Clarke, K.Oj'.M.P.; received his- son, stating that Rev. J. C. Tolmie, M.P.P., Yvtnd- so close 'that the shoulder straps on Ont.. service his tunic had been severed but not just increased its capacity by fte sale of of stock, "for the purpose of extending its scope for tak- ing further orders." Other United States papers writing on the war orders executed by Canadian firms. The Boston Tran- script-in a recent edition says: "Shrannel and man- as a 'conibatant' 6mcerY> Rev. 'Jas. a scratch had heen inflicted upon the Shrapnel and expio.ryes man Rollins_ 0[ Petcrtor0i has tem ap. person of the young man, who is ufacturers in Canada are making 50 pcinted quartermaster of an active Lieutenant Clarke, of the 18th Bat- percent profit on their business, it is j service regiment.. I -talion. stated. The estimate is based on a re. port sent out by Sir Henry 31. Pellatt (on the reserve of officers.of the. Ca- nadian president of the Steel and Radiation Co., Ltd. On 18-pounder shells valued at the profit is Sir Henry states. A similar profit, he says, was made on tie-renewal of the contract." If these statements are correct, we say. again the Dominion 'government will fail in its duty to- the people, ana will Abuse the outraged feelings of the wnole' country should it neglect to tax these- profits heavily. The people will' not folded arms, a system 'wnich permits the plutocrats to become richer while other elements the community are to be taxed be- yond proportions to meet the war ex- penses. The manufacturers have rul- ed Canada long enough. Let the gov- ernment make them understand that the people rule, and will not permit them to increase their wealth by mil- lions this war. TKe'Woucier Electric Starting and Lighting The new Maxwell equipped with the Simma- Huff Electric Starting Lighting System. This system is m single unit type, combining in one instrument the generator and motor. It ii the simplest, "iure-fire" powerful made and haf about one-half the wire of ordinary starters. We are waiting to take you tett ride in the car that broken all low "First-Coil" and it breaking all low EectricStorfa H. T. HENDEKSON GARAGE LETHBRIDQE, ALBEBTA Ottawa, Nov. is taking its revetigo on tho Borilcn govern- ment. The sins of its youth ai'D com? ing home to roost. Pontius Pilate, it will bo i'cmi'mboi'od, could wash his hands of his troubles, but tho Bordcu government finds it not so easy to ho ircc of its early indiscretions. For instance, there arc the Na- tionalists with whom the Cunserva- tive party formed a league to diviiic Qiiclee and defeat Laurier. The gospel of the Nationalists in 1911 was that tho NavalService Act was a thinly veiled plan ot England's to drag Canadians from their homos, and send them as cannon meat to the seas. Of course one of the ob- jects of that act was to uiablc us to dciciid our own shores and make it largely unnecessary to send Canadian armies to Europe to defend our shores from thai distance, as we are doing now in Flanders, and else- where. But the Nationalists did not see it in that light and closed their eyes to the truth. The eyes of many arc scaled to this day, in which re- spect their eyes resemble the mouths of their leaders at Ottawa who ceas- ed shouting as soon as they took of- fice. However, there is no doubt that then as now, a few oi the National- ist leaders and most of the National- ist followers bcliead what they preached. At least .one leader was sincere enough to imagine that the Conservative party would keep its promises and that the Nationalist doctrine would be represented by something more than four cabinet ministers, three of whom could be trusted to put the soft pudal on, when a cabinet portfolio was the in- ducement. He was in hopes that Na- tionalism would be an article of tho party creed. When this did not turn out as Mr. Monk wished and expect- ed, he remitted his office, resigned all honors and titles, .and withdrew from public life. Thus did Mr. Monk show himself the one faithful, true man in that rollicking band of place .hunters who called themselves the Nktional- ist leaders. The party arrangements in the House of Commons made room for I Mr.- Blondin, he who would have shot I holes in the Union Jack, and as Dep- uty Speaker he voted with as much joyousiuss for three Dreadnoughts to be furnished by Canada to England, as he had spoken previously on th'j hustings against a navy for' Canada furnished by herself. It is hard to sec i just 'where "the nationalism is in that vote of Mr. Blondiu's, but he seemed able to reconcile it with reason and his "expressed opinions, as did also Messrs.' Pelletier, Nantel and Co- derre who were ministers oi the Crown and felt their position keenly, even more keenly than they did their previous convictions. i As a matter of fact the Govern- ment could at all times depend on the vote of-the Nationalist-leaders in the It thii Gcvcnunent had ask- ed them to vote for a conscript army to be sent overseas to''conquer-China in a Canadian navv. handled by. pressr. ted men they 'have sortuite cheerfully Moreover, they would have made a virtue of it by explaining that they did it from a sense of duty to their high office. Come what might the" Nationalist leaders would stick to tlie ship oi state as long as there was a dollar in the hold. 'As it was with the Nationalist leaders in the House of Commons, so it came to be with the Nationalist rank and file. For a time there was a disposition among seven or eight of the younger and more fiery num- bers, Leaded by Mr. Sevigny, to stand up for more or less glorious principles and Tight of it, but Aviser counsels prevailsxl, and when, a cabinet shift lifted Mr. Sevigny into the position of Deputy Speaker, the last ounce of starch was taken out ol that pocket revolution. As time went by the Nationalist leaders and followers in: the House' of Commons were asked to. swallow, one prmcip e after another, all of which they did quite chceriully, knowing that they, were oh the sunny side of the fence and that there must be a good time coming. For some the good time came, for others only promises. Fortune favored Pelletier, Nantel, Co- derre, Blondin, who were cabinet rain- i ister, and Sevigny, who was in line lor promotion. Now that Mr Sevig- ny's claim to a portfolio has bc.n brushed aside by the appointment if Mr. Patcnaude, it would be-interest- ing to learn u he is the same willing supporter of the government that he iias been ever he found the road to preferment Meanwhile it cannot be denied that the Nationalist leaders did well for t'emsehes in Parliament and only left that troub- 'lod arena when something more per- manent offered. Messrs. Pelletier and Coderre are now judges, while Mr. Nantel is a railway -They also serve who -wait till they get something better. Latterly, for some reason or other, tho Nationalists have been falling away from the the Government. True Mr.- Blondin, as Secretary of State, sits so tight that nobody can fry hint loose, and Mr. Patenaude, a Na- tionalist ol repute and a skilled or- ganizer in. Quebec where organization- is much needal, has jutt been taken into the cabinet vice Coderre resign- ed, but things, as Sweet Little But- tercup says are not just what they seem and.skimmed :milk masquerades as cream'and altogether the.Nation- alist politicians in Parliament arc not feeling as gay as they did, say a year ago. It looks, to some extent, I as If the Government's, -face were I turned from them and as'if they felt the chill. It may he that or it may be that the political instinct, the siUh scn.se of Messrs. Codcrre and Nantel, saw the Government's finish and that tlwy scurried for while the scurrying was may 'be either of these things hut -the fact remains that forehandfd and fore- sighted Nationalist ,'sadcrs are ting out from under and that Hie den Government; is making no at, tempt to slag Wbat'i you Iturry Here's your hat. That stems to. be the attitude toward the Na- tionalist .leaflets.whose' relative pro- portions in tub Cabinet has recently Iteoit cut down one-fourth. Only thrco Nationalist cabinet minlst ra grow four grew before, Mr. Cas- groin, .tl.e hew. Postmaster General, boiug an 'aid-lino Conservative after Proml.r Burden's own heart. Apparently, what is aimed at is good; riddance of a nuiiitier oi em- barrassing associates. It trattsjtirus that though the government cltokul the .Nationalist leaders with butter it couldn't ilo 'the same thing with tl.e Nationalist- .gosppl in Quebec wlurc two' fierce apostles still sur- vice in the persons ot Henry Bouras-' sa and Armani) .Lavergnp. There is no reason to doubt Mr.' that he and Mr, could have been cabinet ministers in tho Bordcn Government four years ago. It was the Govern- ment's policy to kill all the Nation- alist leadeis with kindness, but La- vergne and Bourassa refused to ho killed. It is not to their discredit that they put their principles above reward of office and money. These two 'men have sought to keep the flame alive in Quebec, but they have sought to do it' openly, not clandes- tinely, as pertain Nationalist mem- bers of the Bordcn cabinet are said to have done. At any rate the Na- tionalists' campaign against recruit- ing, secretly aided and comforted Trom within, has been very displeas- ing to the Borden Government which administer a check. j This explains Major General Sir ISam Hughes' offer to Armani! La- j vergne, the offer to give him com- mant! of an overseas battalion if ho would take it. This offer Mr. La- vorgiie declined, not without adroit- ness. His answer was such that he left it "all up. to. Sir Sam whether I Armand Lavergne should be a mar- tyr or not.1 This, by the way, is the first time Sir Sam has heen called Ttx AixKitUd Boutl of Royal Aeadeny of Music Royal College of Music LONDON. ENGLAND. for Local Examinations In Mnslc PATEON: 111 Ibc Music IMC to the Pupttf of Taichm of Mlllfe. The Annual Bxamliiattbaa lit Practical Music anil Theory will be. held throughout CmmiM in May anil June, 1916. All exnmin- ii, 'rlieory only will be held November loth KJI.S, application to be made by October 'exhibition vnlue about Jjoo offered amiuully also 2 Gold and 3 Silver Medals. Syllabus, Mnslc for theeritroinationsamt Bit particulars may be obtained on applies.-' tio i to II. WARING mis. StercUfy lor Cauife.) Patents and Teaclicrs wisbliiK to enter their pupils for tlie'se czamltiftUous should communicate with the Secretary at once anil have their names placed ou uuullugmt. 6 upon to play the diplomat, but as this was a coup dc theatre, and as Sir Sam really excels at coups dc theatre, he was mturally chosen to ilcliver the bloiv. Anything in, the way of-a blow comes easy to Sir Sam. Meanwhile tho outstanding feature is that the IJordcu Government is not so sweet on its Nationalist allies as it once .was. On occasion it even ad- ministers a rebuke, though slyly withal. When a dovernmerit, has a war on its back its peace affiliations mav cause it a lot of trouble. H. F. G; An Improved not Cause Nervousness nor Ringing in Head The happv combination of laxatives in LAXATIVE. BROMO QUININE makes the Quinine In this form have a far better effect than" the ordinary Quinine, and it can be taken by any- one without affectinB; the head. He- member to -call for the full name. Look for signature ot E. W. Grove. 85c. A Valuable Feature of a 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 they are likely to be most needed. 'The survivor can withdraw the money without delay ot formality. Think it open a Joint Account OF CANADA LETHBRIDGE BRANCH GRASSY LAKE BRANCH G. R. TINNINQ, Manager H. E. SANDS, Acting Maniger THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HM DOTALUD SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. LODGI TOOT Wllto, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance or other valuables la one of these boxes OR iniK'mu vtramtrtms Lethbridge Branch R. T. Brymner, Mgr THE IIT'P STANDARD BANK OF CANADA HEAD Office TORONTO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED Special fecilitiei for eon- 31 ducting business accounts; Drafts and 'Money issued, payable at any ing town or city in Canada and Foreign Countries. SAVINGS DEPARTMENT AT-ALL BRANCHES LETHBRIDGE BRANCH G. F. BLETCHER, SSS, 13th SttMl R ;