VOL. CXLVm. No. 98 THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1U19. TO TEST STANDING OF COMMISSIONERS Dr. Gaston Maillet, Contends They Cannot be M.P's at Same Time QUOTES CITY CHARTER Dr. Maillet Says Administra-tors Also in Parliament Cannot Attend to City's Business An Interesting test case will be taken in a few days, according to an announcement made last night by Dr. Gaston Maillet, to determine whether it is legal for members of the Administrative Commission to be members of Parliament. Mr. Maillet stated that he would take ' out a writ of quo warranto under the following clause of the city charter. . ''The members of the commission shall not have any other paid em ployment, or office, nor any other occupation ' saving the exceptions above provided for." The exceptions refer to the proposal at the time of naming the chief city attorney, and the city comptroller members of fhe commission. As both Commissioner Marcil and Commissioner Verville are members of Parliament, the proposed action will be directed against them, regarding which Mr. Maillet said last night this procedure had been definitely decided on, because he considered that the commission appointed to administer the affairs of Montreal .should devote their whole time to the city. In explanation of ' his contention In the matter, Mr. Maillet said that some months ago he Submitted a project to the city commissioners, offering to supply a fund of $300,-000 to the corporation for the founding of a dispensary hospital for poor children, provided the city would donate 15 per cent of the amount ' for maintenance. Mr. Maillet claimed the commissioners had never considered his suggestion, and that they had never asked him to go before them to explain, it. SAYS IT IS ILLEGAL. Continuing, Mr. Maillet said that several citizens had made a recent offer to the city by which the city could save $25,000 a year for medical school inspection. The reply of the commission was they would consider it. "We don't want that sort of thing," said Dr. Maillet , "People who spend their time in Ottawa can hardly have time to consider so serious a proposition. The provincial Government granted a salary of $10,000 to the city commissioners for them to devote their whole time to the interests of the city, and it is illegal by the city char'er for the commissioners to be M. F.'S. ln r MsjiltlMiK t ihh-l50W1 mission the intention, of the Government was to get the city out of its financial difficulties, and if two commissioners are In Parliament they have no time to do this. Montreal is a big city and with a commission of five members, they have no time to spend in Ottawa or elsewhere if they want to succeed to strengthen the civic finances, and , reduce the expense of the depart ments. in consideration of this I am representing a group of citizens and taxpayers, and in two or three days i win take out a quo warranto ac tion against Commissioner Marcil and Commissioner Verville, to ie-clare them unfit to sit as city ad ministrators." SHOWERS Toronto, April 23. A shallow dis turbance is passing eastward across the Great Lakes, accompanied by showers, while a pronounced area of high pressure with lower temperature is centred over Manitoba: Minimum and maximum tempera- cures: . . '-' Mia Dawson 20 Prince .Rupert ... 42 Victoria 44 Vancouver .' 40 Kamloops i ... 36 Calgary , ;.. 26 rJdmonton ... 26 Max. SO 64 63 62 . M 60 50 64 41 47 40 63 68 70 , 62 6S 50 50 ' 56 Medicine Hat Saskatoon .y. Moosejaw ... Port Arthur . Parry Sound , London Kingston ... . , Kingston , Ottawa 30 17. 21 36 34 36 33 35 34 Quebec 32 St. John ... i.. 32 Mulilax, ... ... ... ... ... 34 FORECASTS. ' Lower Lakes and Georgian Bay-Strong winds or moderate gales from northwest; lotal showers at first, but mostly fair and much cooler. Ottawa Valley and Upper St. Lawrence Strong northwest winds; local showers at first, then clearing; much cooler. Lower St. Lawrence Strong northeast winds; local rains and turning cooler. , ' Gulf ' a:d .North ' Shore Strong northeast winds; local rains. , Maritime Strong northeast winds; unsettled with local rains. Lake Superior Strong northeast winds; fair and quite cool. Manitoba Fair and cold. , ,, Saskatchewan Fair with a little higher temperature. Alberta Fair and mild.' Northern New England Partly cloudy Thursday; showers at night and Friday; cooler Friday. Moderate southeast and south winds. April 23. . Abtmct from meteorological report!, MrOIll Uulreraliy, Montreal. Height lion tea level, 187 fet. Btrotaatar - radacad la Wtoa. nmt. a Thar, nir. vl lihi.id. H0.5S 48 8 Oanaral Waathaf Cat ditto l-'p m. 30.22 47 8 2k. ui. M.22 43 8 4.m. .10.23 41 H tto.ni. 110.22 40 S H;i.m. HO.lia Vi 0 .1 4 7 Fnir. JOn. til. :i0.2() no noon 3017 M to' 2p.m. SO U t B 4.m. !W.t t K 7 T w. WOO B4 K .n (liven. 20.99 82 B 7 Max., mla 11.0 in.fi?. til: bum., it; tun, APPROVED PLANS FOR RIVER TUNNEL Chambre de Commerce Also Favored Idea of Central Union Station BRIDGE AT STE. ANNES Chambre to Hold Special : . Meeting to Discuss Project of Linking Island to Mainland Unanimous approval was given by the Chambre de Commerce at its meeting yesterday to a project to con struct a tunnel under the St. Lawrence River, and to have a central union railway station in - Montreal The report was brought in by the Transportation Committee, which had been asked to study the project of a concern known as the Montreal Cen tral Terminal Company. The committee had a report prepared on the subject by Mr. M. S. Ouimet. follow Ing which the committee approved of the project "in view of the fact that the Chambre de Commerce has always felt the need and has always been willing to approve of all projects tending to establish a central railway station in Montreal." The project, as outlined, is that the tunnel would touch on the Montreal side at the very heart of the business district, and that it would permit traffic to enter from the south shore via the tunnel to a station to be con structed, about between St. Denis street and Victoria Square. The question of a tunnel under the St Lawrence has been a matter long outstanding, not only for the purpose of affording access to all railways to enter a union station, but because of the local Interests of Montreal and the immediate south shore. There is another project also for connecting the city of Montreal and the south shore, by building a bridge from the harbor front to St. Helen's Island and thence across to Longueuil, a plan that was prepared by the Harbor Commission and which has had sup port from the authorities on the south shore. The Federal Government has been asked to take steps towards carrying out this later project, and previous to the war plans had been prepared. At a recent meeting, held at Longueuil, at which were present representatives of the south shore municipalities, including the rural elements of the counties of Chambly and Vercheres, Rouvllle and St. Hya clnthe, approval was given the Harbor Commission plan, and the Gov ernment asked to take steps towards Its execution now that the war was over. PROJECTED BRIDGE. The Chambre de Commerce took up the matter of another means of com munication between the Island of Montreal and the mainland. This is th jeoted bridge from Ste. Anne's to Vaudreuil, a matter which nas received much consideration for a number of sessions by the Quebec Legislature, Mr. C. E. Gault, member for St George, and other members of the Assembly being in favor of the bridge being built. Hi. L. A. Tas- chereau. Minister of Public Works and Labor, Informed the House last session that the Provincial Govern ment, as well as the Federal Govern ment was disposed to do Its share towards the building of such a bridge, but that the interested municipalities would also have . to give aid. ' Mr. Taschereau made it clear that the municipalities could not expect that the two governments would undertake to pay the cost of the whole work. The amount which the Federal Government pays for such work Js well defined, and in such works it is the Provincial Government and the municipalities which divide the cost of the balance. The Chambre decided to hold a special meeting at 8 p.m. on May 5th to discuss the matter, and Mr. Gustave Boyer, M.P. for Vaudreuil, and others Interested are Invited to attend and explain their wishes. PIONEER ARRIVES Canadian Government Ship Will be Completed The Government ' steamer Canadian Pioneer which left Quebec ,,Dciair)nv mnrtliflff. arrived .111 the harbor last night towards midnight. This vessel, which was the second one completed by the Canadian Vickers, was launched juBt before the close of navigation in mid-December, and It then proceeded to Quebec It was not found possible to get her ready ior SHObS 344 Bleury Street Imperial Theatre Building "Shapely and . ... . Good Looking" MEN ! W. H. Stewart Shoes are the best obtainable. And are moderately priced. $7.50 to $12.50 "There Ui no protection stronger than the name of W. H. Htetcart, known to all o I d Montreal-era." FEW 'ORIGINALS' IN 87THBATTALI0N 4 Officers and 115 Men, Said Brig.-Gen. Meighen Home Yesterday A 'SCRAPPING BATTALION' Former O.C. of Grenadier Guards Touched on Stiff Actions Hurried Into Civilian Clothes Brig.-General Frank S. Meighen, C.M.G., former O.C. of the 87th Battalion, Grenadier Guards, returned to Montreal yesterday morning, by the C.P.R., from the Olympic, on which vessel he returned, accompanied by Brig.-General G. Eric Mc-Cuaig, D.S.O. . , - General Meighen proceeded at once to his residence on Drummond street, and' lost no time in getting into civilian clothes. Speaking of demobilization, Gen. Meighen eald that the whole of the 4th Canadian Division should be in England by the end of this month. The men would then, he said, get their leave, and spend the greater part, of May in England, before sailing for home. The nnly Montreal unit in this brigade is the 87th Grenadier Guards, which was commanded by General Msighen. up to the end of March last. They are now in command of Major Robert Bickerdike, son of Mr. R.. Bicker-dike, ex-M.P., and are about 900 strong, with 35 officers. Gen. Meighen said that the' war had played havoc with the officers and men of the Canadian Grenadier Guards. At present they had only four of the original officers, and 115 of their original men, many of whom had been wounded and returned again to the service. The battalion, said General Meighen, had been repeatedly complimented by the Divisional Commander, Gen. Sir David Watson, as well as by Brig.-General Odium, Col. Sir Henry Streetfield, and others. The Can adian Guards had also been person ally complimented by Lieut-General Lord Cavan, on their splendid work at the front, Lord Cavan having pre viously commanded the Guards Division in France, before taking charge of the army In Italy. General Meighen went back to France In June, 1918, and took com mand of the 87th Canadian Grenadier Guards, on the western front, and remained in that command until last March. He was here on leave in April, 1916, and shortly afterwards left for England, where he took comr mand of the Canadian training corps, at Bramshott, where he was promoted Brigadier-General. Later on he returned to France, where he dropped his rank as Brigadier-General to, $ak command of the 7th Canadian Grenadier Guards, and commanded them through some of the fiercest fighting of the whole war. SOME STIFF ACTIONS. He commanded the battalion dur ing the fighting at Amiens, at the taking of the Drocourt Queant line, in front of Arras, the Cambral fight ing, and the battles at Valenciennes, almost to the end of the war. 'Our worst fight," said General Meighen, "was at Cambral, where we went In with 22 officers and 600 men, and after several days of fighting came out with only seven officers and 130 men. During those five days of fierce fighting they made four separate attacks, and on one occasion led the whole Canadian Corps, getting into the village of Eswars, north of Cambral." The next hardest action the Guards an ocean voyage, although the sis ter ship, the Canadian voyageur, is already In commission. The Canadian Pioneer now comes back to receive finishing touches. The steamer Lingan, a coal boat from Sydney, N.S., also came in last night. -l Look for the "Diamond Key" on Container and "D.E.Co'on Product These marks are your best assurance when buying electrical products that they possess the dependability and efficiency you are , - paying for. Electrical products for any particular purpose closely resemble each other but inside you will find a marked difference. Duncan Switches. Sockets . and Plugs for Every Purpose are simple, dependable, efficient and economical. Long experience, expert workmanship and specialization have enabled us to build into Duncan Electrical Products a quality standard that is backed by an unqualified guarantee of satisfactory service. If you are building or contemplate repairs requiring electrical work specify Duncan Products. If your electrician cannot supply you write us for nearest dealer's name. The Duncan Electrical Co., Limited . Montreal, Canada had. said General Meighen, was at the Droeourt-Queant line, the breaking of which has become historic, and where Streteher-Bearer Xoung, of the 87th. won the V.C. As showing the fierce fighting the Grenadiers had engaged in. oenerai Meighen said that the total losses of the Battalion from August lstn, 1918, at the beginning of the Amiens battle, to the last day in which they were in action. November 5th last, were over 1,000, or more than the ordinary strength of the battalion, these losses being filled by drafts. The total losses of the battalion since it was in France, were: Officers killed and died of wounds, 50; officers wounded. 80: other ranks killed and died of wounds, 900; mis sing and believed killed, 125; other ranks wounded, 2,000. "This was with the 87th from August, 1916, when they went to France to November 5th, 1918, whon they ended their fighting," said General Meighen. we were known as a 'scrapping battalion,' and kept up that record to the end, but it meant a heavy butcher's bill. . "As for myself," said General Meighen, "I have done my war work. I am back to civil life, and as soon as I get my discharge I shall go back to business." BRITISH-AMERICAN UNION FOR SANITY Two Great English-Speaking Peoples Must Make World Become Sane Again (Special to The Gazette.) New York, April 23. Speaking on the future of civilization today in St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, John Galsworthy, the Eng lish novelist and dramatist, urged a closer and firmer union between the English-speaking races of the world as the single force capable of preserving and improving civilization. Sanity, which was needed above all else in the world today, could be obtained only through a union of the Anglo-Saxon races, he said. America has the might of a great country and a great people behind her," he went on. "With her powers she can accomplish wonders for the benefit of the world. But she must look to the use she makes of her might. Whatever she does, Is watched with careful eyes by Eng- Regal Shoes ir f A IT Banker A REAL comfort shoe, in Black and Brown leathers. $8.00 to $10.00 Regal Boot Shop 415 St. Catherine West IIIIIIIIIIIIIW The Service Mark that Guarantees Quality. mm land, for whatever America does affects England. America's actions vitally affect England, not so much in a material way as in a spiritual way. To America the whole world looks. Her dauntless spirit, her desire for the best things, the force of her lnhabitants. are capable of being of the greatest service to the rest of the world. "America Is on the threshold of her career. She may step out as the redeemer of the world. It Is her duty to do so. 'Noblesse oblige" Is much an. obligation of democracy as of aristocracy, and at present rests peculiarly on the Unit 1 States. Her good work will be done, however, In the schools and thai homes rather than In Congress. If America walks upright we, too, shall walk upright If America bows to money and wealth, we, too, shall bow, and civilization will be lost." OBNOXioUSCONDITIONS New York Freight Handlers Vote For Strike New York, April 23. A strike affecting freight handlers at all rall- SEND your washing to the Troy Laundry first and save yourself the trouble of experimenting, W e are efficient ; a trial will convince you. Troy Laundry Co. Limited Victoria 644 14 Waggons M I WE SAY: ":NAY, NAY" To All Middlemen! NO MIDDLEMEN figure in the cost of your clothes here ! We, the m a n u facturers of Monroe Clothes, sell Direct to you. By , conducting our own string of low-rent, Upstairs Shops, we secure large distribution, on a close-to-cost price-plan. Monroe Clothes, at $25 or $30, measure up to those sold about-town with an EXTRA $10 added on for the middlemen's "Interests." Better seeour "PARLIAMENT. 44" Model. Makes a fine business suit in any one of our rich E n g 1 i sh materials which are loomed for good-looks and woven for long-wear, COME UP. ; You Need Not Buy But , You Will! 227 St. Catherine St. West. (Cor. Bleury St.) VZ MOPS IN ONE Chnjiwhl in . BpraJ mop (doth for Wr, Oil, Dm. For flomeii,- Hotel", etc. Clwini to th Uit rpK-k. Wonderful lnhor-wrlnr duTl"". Colin jthl, Mlf-locklnif frara. cn b wrnn out bTbnd, wringer or tquowr. Only Drift el mop In the world. Don't fall to m demonstration. Bold , In mi ttore. Wo4 Mr C Limited, Montreal. Correnpordene lnrltod. Main 1X3 road stations and piers In thta elt as. a protest against werking conditions to which the men object, wa authorized tonight by the New York Freight Handlers' Union, affiliated with the International 'Longshore-meng' Association. mm YOUR FURS will be safe for the summer in our cool, clean, . moth-proof .vaults, under the watchful care of i expert fur men. Our Fur Insurance Policy protects you absolutely from loss or dam- age of any kind. , For the complete service calling for your Furs, . cleaning them, storing them, guarding them, insuring theni, and delivering them in the fall we charge only 3 on a . conservative valuation. Write or phone for our messenger to call.. JOHN HENDERSON & CO. ESTABLISHED 1834. 517 St. Catherine St. W., Next Drummond Bldg. CANADA STEAMSHIP LINES LIMITED Important Announcement to Shippers Owing to cartage strike the opening date of service on the Montreal-Quebec line is postponed from Thursday, April 24th, until Monday, April 28th- Riots and Strikes Insurance against all risks incidental thereto may be obtained in reliable companies and at moderate rates from Robert Hampson & Son, Ltd. 1 St. John Street Ordinary fire policies do caused by riots or ii Let Them and Jump let the kiddies race and tear around in their play. Give them the freedom that is childhood's due. Restraint from the economy point of vLw is unnecessary when their shoes are heeled andsoled with Cat's Paw Rubber Heels and Rinex Soles Rinex Coles don't wear out like other soles they lengthen the life of the shoes more than two-fold they are noiseless around the house and they will not scar the floors or furniture. Cat's Paw Rubber Heels and Rinex Soles take the jar out of each6tep, which means relief from the aches and pains that come from a hard day's play. If the uppers are still good, have the kiddies' old shoes heeled and soled with Cat's Paw and Rinex. The strike, it waB said, would be I called soon unless a settlement could J be effected at conferences with rail road officials. The time-limit to be allowed was left to the discretion of Paul A. Vaccarelll, president of the local union. mum w-hLJiiLfic Montreal not cover loss or damage civil commotions. Run MNTRUl. J mi UftCttT Va STOfct You'll Be Interested In the good qualities of Almy't '.iT Floorcloth The thick felt base, on which th enamelled surface is hard baked, is a non-conductor of cold and moisture. So that no matter how damp the foundation on which the Floorcloth is laid, the surface will always be dry and warm to the feet. . .: This felt base also does away with the tendency to curl. Therefore there is no need for Almy's Floorcloth to be tacked, into place. In weight and variety-of desiem it is equal to expensive linoleums. We've satisfied ourselves that it Will stand the tes of hard, continuous wear and we'll guarantee it. Two Special Prices Today on Almy's Floorcloth Two yards wide door cloth: worth 75o. Today, square yard, 530. , Three yards wide, extra heavy. Regular value (1.00. Today, square yard, 85c. Second. Floor Up. Special Prices On Mattresses Tod . $8.50 Mixed Mattresses :- $6-95 , v Curled wood fibre with lay; era of felt, top .and bottom. Art. ticking cover. Besular value $8.60. Today, $6.89. $16.50 "R'estwell" Mattress ' $11.95 Felt Ailing, guaranteed pure, art ticking cover, all sizes. Regular value $16.60. Today, $11.95.. $17.50 Reliance Mattress $12.95.' Fully guaranteed, well filled felt mattress with Imperial roll edge. Art ticking case. Regular value $17.50. Today. $12.95. . ii Second Floor Up. ; Even though you don't need any Floorcloth, we'd like to Bhow you whut we think so highly of. There'll be some beautiful silk skirts on sale tomorrow at $8.98. - - ; They are in one of tha windows now; be sure to ae them today. ' .., And ' then look at the; noslery In the big corner window. Skooters are the things for the boys, and some new ones arrived recently. . Also some Konst.er Kara, which can be used as a soj of Kiddle Kar or a Bkooter. ,, Because the seat folds down. . They are willi the othw wheeled toys, on the Second Floor Up. Come to the salo of Sailors teday some very clever style and the price' Is only $1.9. You'll find thero In the In- expensive Hat Shop on, tbo Htreet Floor.
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