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Wednesday, February 17, 1926
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THE CITIZEX, OTTAWA, CA5ADA riva WEDXKSDAY. FEBRUARY IT, ISM NY FURTHER AMENDMENTS ARE BALKED ember For Nelson Makes Move Which Will Help Choke Off Opposition Tactics In Prolonging Debate. 'ODMENT MOVED BY MR. SUTHERLAND LOST BY 118 TO 108 . Meighen Declares Failure Of Reciprocity in 1911 Good Thing For Canada. A motion the purpose of which to prevent the introduction of ther amendments to the Ad-ss'came from the ranks of r. Progressives shortly after dnight last night. T. W. Bird Nelson, who took the floor im-diatcly after the defeat of the nservative amendment, was mover. Ie concluded his remarks on the rlress by saying that one of his rposes in rising was to see if the use desired further amendments, therefore moved "that this ques- h be now put." Mr. Bird's motion is debatable. I immediately he had taken his t C. H. Cahan, Conservative mem for St. Lawrence-St. George, e. He understood that the mo il threw open the whole debate the main motion for the Address, said. As he proposed to speak the main motion, he suggested it the government might, in view the lateness of the hour, be will-r to allow him to adjourn the de-. Hon. Ernest Lapointe, acting gov- ment leader, offered no objection H the House adjourned. rhe motion,' If carried, It is stat- will throw the debate on the dress wide open again, but it will (elude further amendment?. All mbers of the House will have an portunlty to speak once, but only e, and then the question put. rhe Conservative amendment to Address was earlier defeated t night by ten votes. With Lib- Is, Progressives, Labor and Jn- bendent members opposing, and i Conservatives supporting, the endment was negatived by 118 s to 10$. The government re- ved the solid support of all the ups in the Houjo with the ex- htlon of the Conservatives. Thero re no "switches" and only a few rs. , he amendment which went down defeat shortly, before 'midnight resses regret that "resulting from : policy of and recsnt trade agree-nts made by tie present gtvern-t, the dairy products industry of iada is now being subjected to it unfair and unwarrantable com- ilion from other countries, and t the speech from the throne ?s no indication of any remedial islation which would remove the n-Imination under which the in-try suffers." It was moved by nald Sutherland, member for ith Oxford, and had been debat- exhaustively by members on the BIRKS DIAMONDS Exclusive creations in flawless jewels 1893 A.D. R. MASSON & SON LIMITED 72 SPARKS ST. 73 SPARKS ST. Value has been the. greatest factor in the success of our Removal Sale The public, realizing the force of an argument which boasts " . . .. only one reduction sale in 33 years," has manifested a steady and increasing interest in the opportunity- to purchase. Masson Quality Shoes at Minimum Prices Some of the items featuring a sale which will continue until the alterations to our new premises are completed: Men's Florbeim Shoes, new spring stock, Ox- fdrdi and boots of a very smart lajt in black $9.95 Ladies' Broadcloth Gaiters One-Third Off Conservative side of the chamber. Mr. Melghen's Final Attack. Just before the "vote, Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen, Opposition leader, made the final attack on the treaty. He declared that it exposed practically all the farming population ot Canada to unlimited competition from a country which was Umoat the largest exporter o meat in the world, and one of the greatest exporters of dairy products. He believed that since the treaty wee into effect more butter, had come Into Canada in a month tlian tad formerly entered this count;? in a year. Government speakers, he said, were fond of blaming the Opposition for the defeat of reciprocity in 1911. If reciprocity had not been voted down by the Canadian people in that year, he declared with conviction, it would subsequently have gone by the board at the hands of the United States people. Canada had with the United States an understanding which amounted to a pact whereby wla;at, flour and potatoes entered the Unit-ed Ctates free, but within a very few months It was "torn in tatters by the United States without consultation with Canada at all," said Mr. Meighen. It was a gooil thing, he added, that the whole ieclprocity pact had not been concluded, because Its frilure might have caused "an upset in Canadian industries which would have shaken the whole structure of Canadian finance." Mr. Meighen referred to a speech by the minister of finance, Hon. J. A. Robb, in which that minister had deplored the defeat of the reciprocity pact. Mr. Meighen asserted that "a dead reciprocity pact is a whole lot better to honorable gentlemeu opposite than a live one." "While they shed tears over the old reciprocity pact, they are mighty glad it is gone," he added, and dared any member of the government to rise and say that if he had a chance to re-enact the reciprocity treaty today he would do so. Not one minister would dare to say that ha would put fruit and vegetables on tFe free list in Canada, but these commodities had been a pa?t of the free list under the reciprocity pact. The opposition leader added a warning to the Saskatchewan Liberals Chat they alone represented the free trade section ot the Liberal benchers and they would soon find that once the Liberal leaders were out of the west they hastened to'saj hat Canadian industries must be protected. Premiei Mackenzie King might not use the word "protection," lest he offend their ears, but when he said "safeguard" he meant the same thing, and Mr. Meighen offered to use the same synonym if the Saskatchewan Liberals preferred it. Mr. Meighen condemned the Australian treaty on t0 ground ths.t it failed to recoguizu tho principle that protection was tie right basis for Canadian trade and he based his assertions concerning the attitude of the United States to reciprocity on the gradual building up in the United States tariff on the products of the soil until, in the words of President Coolidge, they had "built agriculture right Into tbe framework of the United States tariff." Denies Obstruction. Mr. Meighen remarked that there had been rumors that the Opposition was standing in the way of public business. "Hear, hear," interjected several Liberal members. "Honorable gentlemen opposite say 'Hear, hear," and yet not one honorable gentleman opposite " can say what that public business is." retorted Mr. Meighen, amid Conservative applause. Everyonu knew that the only si- 1926 A.D. Masson Shoe Values ex-! emplifled. High grade American Shoes selling below that which they command in United States ' All Children's Shoes Greatly Reduced SEE BARGAIN TABLES ect House To hum Feb. 26 Adj The House of Commons will likely adjourn about Friday, February 26. Debate on the address, it is understood, will probably occupy about eight more actual sitting days. On the conclusion of this debate, an adjournment until March 13 becomes effective under a government motion passed in the House. ternative to the debate was to disperse, go home and do nothing. Was it not better to be here and do whatever was possible to assist the hands of the committee investigating customs affairs rather than to surrender our duty? Mr. Meighen ridiculed any suggestion that lack of attack on any features in the speech from the throne indicated acquiescence in them. SOLICITOR WILL REPORT WHETHER AGREEMENT KEPT Ascertain If Ottawa Electric Railway Using Only 40 Per Cent. One-Man Cars. More Skip-stops. . City Solicitor Proctor is to make a report to the street railway committee of the city council as to whether or not the Ottawa Electric Railway Company is adhering to its agreement with the city that not more than forty per cent, of its service shall be one-man cars. Aid. Forward, in council, moved a motion that, owing to the general dissatisfaction, council go on record as not approving of the percentage of one-man cars operated on week-days being exceeded on Sundays. This motion was referred to the street railway committee which met yesterday afternoon. Major F. D. Burpee, representing the company, stated that its solicitor was of the opinion that all the cars in the system, whether in operation or not on Sunday, should be counted in estimating the forty per cent, of one-man cars. The committee did not make a finding as to this point but asked the city solicitor to consult with the company solicitor and report as to the legal aspect under the franchise agreement. The committee passed the motion as it was stated that all it meant was that the company should carry out the agreement. Joins with Company. It was also decided to recommend that the city join with the Ottawa Electric Railway in opposing the application for special legislation to be made by Eastview to give B. Pllske, of the Eastview Transit Company, an exclusive franchise for eight years for the operation of busses in East-view or from any point in Eastview to any point in Ottawa or vice versa. The claim of the Ottawa Electric Railway Company is that its agreement gives it exclusive right, to bus operation in Ottawa. While it does not object. to Erockville, Morrlsburg and other similar points, it does not think it fair that Eastview and Gat-incau Point should operate busses Into the city. Aid. McCormick and Low moved that the city oppose the application by Eastview, the ground taken being that the city should not agree to any franchise which win prevent or interfere with any system of transporta tion from any municipality to the city of Ottawa. Mr. Burpee also stated that the company's revenue was $40,000 a year less than had been estimated owing to the operation of busses in the city. The city solicitor will be asked for a report as to whether or not the agreement made with the company by the city is being violated by the operation of busses. More Skip-Stops, The committee approved ot the recommendation of the traffic committee for an increase in the number of skip-stops. Mr. Burpee proposes to decrease the number of stops from 517 to 427 as compared to 431 some time ago. The skip-stops will be staggered, that is cars going one direction will stop at certain streets while the cars going in opposite directions will not. This will mean that a person using the car both ways will get on or off at his corner for one of the two trips. ' Since the new agreement signed by the company in January, 1924, the company has spent $1,761,475 in connection with carrying out the terms of the agreement. The company also expects to spend an addi tional $300,000 in modernizing double truck cars during the current year. Tbe details of the expenditure to date was given as follows: Rolling stock, new and rebuilt cars, $955,151; new fare boxes, $10,-154; new motors. Westinghouse 510C and B14C, $73,191; snow clearing equipment, snow loader, $8,443; total, $1,046,989. Track construction, Bronson avenue, $2S,52C: Laurier avenue, $38,310; Civic Hospital loop, $5,6S6; Cobourg street, $6,613; Ottawa East, $67,426; Lindenlea, $37,947; Cloverdale loop, $3,595; Champagne shop tracks on Wellington and Elm ntreets and in yard and building, $50,277: total, $218,585. Overhead construction, trolley wires, poles, hangers, etc., for above track construction; total, $43,231. Buildings, linemen's quarters. Queen street, $27,930; Champagne shops, barn and contents, $270,082; total, 298,012. Power plant, Albert street substation and rotary converter, etc., $95,878; water power improvements, Chaudlere. $13,807; total, $108,685. Reorganization of power distribution,' underground conduits, cables, etc.. total, $46,220. Mayor Balharrle, Controllers Ellis, McElroy and AM. Forward, Lafor-tune, Brethour, McNulty, McCormick and Low were present. BRANCH LINE COSTS NEAR SIX MILLIONS The Canadian National . Railway contemplates an expenditure o $5,896,000 in 192G on branch lines. This is the estimate brought down by the government and tabled in the House ot Commons yesterday, Exp ALLOW PEOPLE TO DECIDE ON LIQUOR ISSUE Premier Ferguson Declares Electors Will Be Given Opportunity to Vote on Any Proposed Change. NO HINT GIVEN OF A POSSIBLE POLICY Warm Debate in Ontario Legislature on the Paramount Question. (Canadian Press.) TORONTO, Feb. 16. In a warm debate in the Ontario legislature tonight on the address in reply to the speech from the throne, Premier Ferguson, speaking on the temperance question, which was forced to the front by W. E. N. Sinclair, Liberal leader, and W. E. Eaney, Progressive leader, declared that the citizens of Ontario would be given an opportunity to pass judgment upon any change proposed by the government. "When this government is prepared to make an announcement," said the premier, "it will be made to the people and our action will be submitted to the people in a general election when the proper time comes." 'The premier gave no hint of what the government action or policy would be. He reiterated statements made in previous speeches that there would be no referendum and that the government would take full responsibility for whatever action it decided upon. Mr. Raney moved an amendment to the reply which in effect is that the will of the people should prevail on the Ontario Temperance Act until they by their ballots decided against it. The Question, he thought, should be left entirely to the people and not made a partisan issue. The premier in his reply accused Mr. Raney of forcing the issue into politics, and that prohibitionists of Ontario of deserting Sir Wm. Hearst in 1919 for partisan reasons. At the conclusion of the afternoon session, Mr. Raney, who had not finished his speech, wanted to adjourn the debate. Oi? the refusal of the premier to accede to the request he forced a division of the House in which the government was upheld by 15 to 57. - Mr. Rancy's Charge. Mr. Raney said that if the Con servatives voted- down the amend ment they would be voting against the principles of their past leaders and the promises of the present premier. The people were de rnanding today that he carry out his part of the bargain which made him prime minister. "The people, and especially prohibition Conservatives, are entitled to an unequivocal declaration from the premier of his intentions," said Mr. Raney, who contended that now was the time for the premier to show the courage about which he boasted. The premier followed. VHe said there were one or two assertions made by the previous speaker which he desired to deal with, Mr. Raney. he said, had treated with levity the attempt of the goverri-ment last year, to do something within the four corners of the Ontario Temperance Act, something that would promote real temperance purposes. He contended the unpopularity of 4.4 beer was because Mr. Raney had linked himself with bootleggers to knock 4.4 beer. He could not expect any co-operation from Mr. Raney in temperance legislature. "Ho is not leading a great crusade as much against liquor as he is against the Ferguson ' government." BOUGHT SHIRT MADE IN U.S. PRISON HERE (Continued from Page One) Appoint Auditors. Mr. Stevens opened proceedings with a motion to bring 1). Hincklings, of Montreal customs house, before the committee on Friday, and cause him to bring with him correspondence and other documents to be specified. The motion was carried, as was also a motion to appoint Clarkson and Co. auditors to the committee and have them audit the books of Dominion Distillers, Jenkins Overall Co., Snagproot Overall Co., Peerless Overall Co., J. Sheriff, W. George, Ltd., -V. J. Hushlon and Co., and others. For Records and Hies. On the motion of Mr. Doucet, the committee ordered the production of files containing records, documents, etc., relating to alleged violation of the intoxicating liquor law at Halifax by the Franco-Canadian Import Co.; the seizure of ft quantity of alcohol at Edmunston. N.B., in 1924-25; charges against one Miller or Millair, of Montreal, for infraction of Narcotic Drug Act; files relating to F. F. Mailor, collector of customs at Mahone Bay; and relating to tho seizure of the schooner Anne at or near Yarmouth. U.S. Would Have Three Lawyers. D. M. Kennedy found a solution foi the problem which ended in a deadlock a couple of days 8go, when no agreement could be reached as to the appointment of counsel to assist the committee in their work. Mr. Kennedy's solution was contained in a motion that the four Conservative members be authorized to select counsel to assist them in their work; that the Liberal members be authorised to associate another counsel to help tbern, and that he, Mr. Kennedy, be entitled to a lawyer to guide hire, as representing the Progressive element. Mr. Donaghy hoped that Mr. Kennedy could wait a little and give tho committee a further chance to look for a single lawyer that would suit them all, Mr. R. B. Bennett did not think any one lawyer would serve the committee loyally without party leanings. To Have Conference. Mr. supported Mr, Ken. nedy's proposal. There was a great deal of work to do, and they would need all the help they could get. He suggested that the members of the committee meet together, however, and try to reach some solution which might ellminato the necessity of hir ing three counsel. This found favor with the members, and they decided upon a private conference at four o'clock this afternoon. Records - of Seizures. Hon. George Bolvln then rose to produce certain documents that had been asked for, being records of seizures ot the cases of J. H. Turner, Beebe, Que.; Eeebe Overall Co., Beebe, Que.; Snagproof Overall Co., Beebe, Que.; Beebe Glove and Mit Co., Peer.less Overall Co., Telford Brothers, Rock Island, Que.; J. B. Goodyear, Rock Island; Globe Suspender Co., Butterflold and Co., Monarch Shirt Co., Rock Island Overall Co., W. M. White and Son, J. A. Gllmour and Co., Snagproot Ltd., R. and G. Manufacturing Co., Reliable Garment Co., Lay Whip Co., Telford and Chatman Company, Jenkins Overall Co., Rock Island; Stanstead Manufacturing Company, Ltd.; Perfect Overall Co., also correspondence regarding these seizures. V. Examination Later. The chairman read a letter from A. J. Blssonette, M.L.A., of Rock Island, stating that he had been summoned and would consider it his duty to attend and produce his books and papers, but as the inquiry would be going on for some time he suggested that his examination might be deferred until the session ot the legislature Is concluded. Mr. Stevens stated that all he desired at this stage was some one to produce the books of the Bissonette firm. The examination would come on later. This was agreed to. No Cash Book or Journal. Charles R. Jenkins, manufacturer, of the Jenkins Overall Co., Montreal, was sworn and asked to produce a variety of documents and books relating to his business, established in March, 1923. Ha told Mr. Stevens that he did not keep any cash books or journal nor any bank book, but produced invoices, bank statements, orders. Mr. Stevens "Do you keep a ledger?" Witness "Yes." Mr. Stevens "I am surprised." Witness "t keep all I can keep by myself. I have my cancelled checks and daily bank statement. The firm had no special warehouse and kept no warehouse receipts. They kept no original order books, and witness did not know what was meant by an original order book The traveller took orders in dupli cate, gave the copy to the customer and the original to the firm. Little Knowledge of Customs. He did not know the difference be tween customs entries and customs receipts, but had produced all that he had along these lines. Mr. Stev ens hoped that the committee would be able to find the difference. Witness kept no cartage and trans fer account or record. He was a small firm and did most of the work himself, except for a cutter. "I am the only man in the business," he explained. Later, he added that he was manager and secretary-treasurer of the company, the president being Henry Tompkins, of Beebe, Que. His carting was done by a man named E. O. Seguin, but he never kept the receipts Seguin gave him for his payments. He had no insurance policies to produce, as the insurance companies would not let him have them. The company was incorporated with $75,000 stock, of which $50,000 was paid up. To Protect Witnesses. At the request ot F. J. Lavertv, K.C., the committee ordered that the auditors should keep confidential all details of prices, etc., that it is not in the public interest to disclose, so as to protect witnesses against competitors, following the nine course as that adopted in the Peterson ship contract inquiry and the agricultural committee investigation regarding prices conducted by parliamentary committees. Produces His Books. J. H. Turner, Beebe, Que., produced the cash books, journals, ledgers and other commercial documents and records regarding Snagproof Overall Co. Asked for copies of any instructions regarding shipping that were given separate from invoices, he promised to produce there. The officers of the company were J. H. Turner, president, J. B. Corey, secretary. R, R. Webber, director and treasurer; H. D. Kerwin, bank manager, Beebe, director. The company was incorporated December 13, 1920. Before that he had kept a general store for two years, and previously had been a farmer. Gaunt Co. Books. John W. Gaunt, importer, was next called, and declared he was head of the John Gaunt Co., Ltd., formerly the John Gaunt Co., organized in 1921. It was incorporated on January 1, 1924. He produced all the books ot his business for 1921, 1922, and 1923, except certain documents held by the Customs Department. The department had seized all his invoices, and retained them. He had not brought documents for the corporate firm, but would do so if asked. Of Confidential Nature. R. P. Sparks, president ot the Commercial Protective Association, resumed his evidence. At the request of Mr, Henderson the committee directed that as a great deal of the correspondence was of a highly confidential nature and the disclosure of it would interfere with the workings of the officials of the department, they should not be disclosed but produced for reference by the committee. Mr. Sparks read a letter dated May 6th addressed to the Prime Minister stating that If amendments to the Customs Act were to be brought down his association "would be glad to organize support for this legislation," being in close touch with various commercial bodies. Suggested Amendments. At Mr. Elliott's suggestion Mr. Sparks read the full text of a memorandum he had summarized yesterday suggesting amendments to tighten up the Customs Act and increase the penalties for violation. Messrs. Meighen and Forko had agreed to support such legislation considering it to be non-political. "The Important fact," commented Hon. R. B. Bennett," is that legislation was passed." Mr. Henderson said that apart from one important amendment the other suggestions were, by agreement held over for subsequent consideration. Ho then asked Mr. Spark about a special vote of $350,- 000 and the suggestions ho made in regard to it. Care In Selection. Mr. Sparks: "Subsequent to the passing of the vote I had a number of conferences with Hon. P, J. A. Cardin, acting minister of customs, and urged him very strongly to exercise great care In the selection of officers for preventive purposes, 1 railed attention that after three yars we wcie absolutely convinced that the eolution of the smuggling, problem would be secured by the appointment ot efficient trained investigators. I urged that no politics should be allowed to enter into tho situation. Mr. Cardin Non-committal. "I said it the department would appoint ten properly qualified men and back them to the limit, even under present legislation functioning in Ontario and Quebec alone the revenue of Canada could be increased $10,000,000 a year by these men. Mr. Cardin was very noncommittal on the subject." Jyettcr to Premier. In September Mr. Sparks wrote Hon. P. J. Cardin stating that the legislation passed at the last session had been productive of beneficial effects but that "more vigorous action" was necessary. Another letter was introduced in which Mr. Sparks, writing to the Premier referred to the record of the Blsaillon case in the Quebec courts, said he was guilty of perjury and had also banked in his own account public moneys. "No such officer," he concluded, "should be kept for a minute in the public service." Prison Made Garments. The witness produced correspondence with Hon. Jacques Bureau in November, 1924, in which he said he had reason to believe that prison-made garments were being smuggled Into Canada and distributed under a Canadian manufacturer's brand. The letter went on to say that a comprehensive campaign was being carried on in the States to prevent the sale of prison-made goods there and contractors tied up to long-term con tracts were turning to Canada for a market. A list of American com panies Handling such goods was given. Minister's Reply. Mr. Bureau replied: "I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of November 18th with reference to the investigation which is being made concerning the smuggling, of cottons and garments into Canada. "I thank you for the information contained. This is business. I am going to set men at work at once to investigate and investigate' fully. You may rest assured that there will be no stone left unturned and that we will make it a point to try and get to the bottom of this thing." In another letter to Mr. Sparks the minister said: "I sincerely trust with you that the measures now being taken will be productive of good results. No one desires the suppression of tho smuggling more than my officials and myself and we are ready to do everything possible within our power to control the evil." Mr. Sparks next began to read excerpts of evidence in the Quebec courts in the prosecution ot Blsaillon which he had sent to the premier. Chairman Objects. The chairman objected that extracts from the evidence given in court must be certified under the seal of the court. Mr. Bennett said the important thing was thpt the prime minister was sent the evidence. Mr. Sparks: "Business men here could not understand why Blsaillon was not dismissed. I went to the deputy minister and suggested he get copies of the evidence. Some weeks later I asked it he had obtained it. He had not, but had written for it. A month later he had still not received it, and finally after calling three or four times I went to Montreal and got a certified copy of the evidence of all seven witnesses that cost mo $60, and I sent a certified copy to the deputy minister and at the same time I wrote the prime minister and Mr. Robb, who had ask ed to be kept informed of the whole situation, and sent them the extracts referring to Mr. Blsaillon." After further dlscusjslon. Mr Sparks read tho veidence, which he told the committee had been taken in French. Mr. Kennedy; "You said yesterday you had ten investigators working with Mr. Duncan?" Witness; "We had as many as ten. We had three authorized preventive service officers without pay, besides Duncan. In addition, we bad a clerical staff and at times we employed informers and other parties, who, we felt eould be of value." Mr. Kennedy: "Will you file par ticulars of the money you spent en these investigators?" Witness agreed to do so, and added in reply to a query by Mr. Hender-son that they paid out $20,000 altogether in their work. "My whole purpose waa to get an investigation," Mr. Sparks explained. Mr. Donaghy declared that Im mediately after receipt of this evidence an investigation was made into Blsalllon's accounts, and it was shown that he kept his accounts properly. That was Mr. Donaghy's impressfon from reading the record and ha was surprised that Mr. Sparks did not know. Mr. Sparks replied that if this was so, the deputy minister of cue-toms must have been mistaken, for he had stated the contrary. Prison Made Shirt. Mr. Henderson: "Have you reason to suppose that th eee prison made goods are coming into Canada?" Mr. Sparks: "One of the most serious phases of the whole smuggling business is this. Just this week I went into an Ottawa store and purchased a prison made shirt with the prison label on, in the name of 'Milton F, Goodman,1 manufactured by the Reliance Manufacturing Company, the president ot which is Milton F. Goodman, the head of the prison trust controlling the production of fourteen state penitentiaries. We know they are shipping goods into this country and the best cvidenco ts that you can buy them at the stores." The chairman: "It may be that that shirt came In In the regular way." Mr. Sparks: "It nhould not come here at all with that label on. I AN APOLOGY It seems impossible for us personally to visit all our friends, so to prevent disappointment will they please secure tickets on or before Saturday at Lindsay's or at Kirke's for Orpheus SOCIETV presentation of tlie comic opera MERRIE ENGLAND Russell Theatre 25th, 26th, 27th February AM SATtrtD.W' MATtJiCE $1.50 $1,00 - 75c Trweedn to Biff Slutor A'VK'inllnn have notified the department that any goods bearing that label are product of prison labor. If it is prison made it is smuggled in; it could not enter otherwise." Mr. Henderson': "It has the label of the Reliance Company, which is the brand of the prison made article." The chairman: "I am not ready to dmlt that it is prison made by this label." Mr. Stevens:. "You bought that shirt in Ottawa? Where?" Mr. Sparks: "I would rather not disclose the name of the retailer, although I will furnish it to the committee and also the name ot the man he says he obtained it from, the importer." Mr. Henderson: "The witness wants to emphasize that he is not now and never had any complaint to make against Mr. Farrow or Mr. Wilson, whom he deems to be highly efficient officers." Mr, Sparks: "That is so." Mr. Henderson urged .that the witness was not being given a chance to put his position before the committee properly. "That ia talking rubbish," inter jected Mr. Donaghy. "I am not talking rubbish. I never talk rubbish and I will not talk rubbish. But you may as well know that Henderson will fight back when called upon." When two Abyssinians have a dispute they ask the first intelligent man they see to act as Judge, and his decision is accepted as final. UJU Ml H H. I II II 13 SPECIAL FOR THE THIRD DAY OF r Founder's Great Linen Sale MADEIRA Regular $6.50 dor, Clearing Price .... a Regular $6.50 dos. QQ. J, Clearing Price ........ OU v each TP" Beautiful linen, exquisitely embroidered, scalloped ' edijcs, guaranteed first quality. kL. - - 3L A. A. Fournier, Ltd. 4- -V- mm J L. Bank Street. r Prominent Canadian Manufacturer Wants Exclusive Sales Representative This is an extraordinary opportunity for a man with AMBITION and CHARACTER. Neither experience nor capital Is required. We have started dozens of ambitious men in Canadian towns and cities who, in a few months, hav risen from obscurity to prominence in the commercial life ot their community, in a permanent and lucrative business. We have a universal household line Warm Air Furnaces. Some ot our most successful men had previous cxpfrience as tinsmiths, insurance salesmen, piano or radio salesmen, etc. This is a straight business proposition, with nu catch or string to it. It may be your big opportunity. You owe it to yourself and family to investigate. Write Box No. 335. AMUSEMENTS THIS WEEK Sir acts of KeHh-Albee Vanderllle ROSEMONT TROUBADOURS In "An Frning- in Hie Pntio" ADELA VERNE .ikim jsisumrms'iEu oi Women Planlstcg I Adelaide Herrmann Ray and Akers Al. Belasco Smiletta Sisters. ON THIS SCKKH Exchange of Wives with tiew Coif and Ac top lumpily fW, rlth-sWrekl.' IJL g K CooHiiuou frnm I to 11 p. in Pianos to Rent with option" ot purchase. 119 Spsrks St., Ottawa In a single year more than fifty acres ot spruce trees are felled to supply the United States with pulp for postage stamps. Six trs in sfrezt pic-turf. baPd fn the nev l by Hir TV J CODY J BBSUIHBBSOBaSraiiffiv LIONS HEAR ADDRESS ON SOUTHWEST FRANCE Something out of the ordinary in luncheon talks was given before th Lions' Club of Ottawa on Tuesday, when Captain Russell R. Sparks gave a lecture on Southwestern France, illustrated with 75 or 80 beautiful slides. Captain Sparks, who spent war years with the Canadian Forestrv Corps, knew the sr"tlon ot France of which he was speaking very well, a gieat deal of his service having been spent there. His talk proved most interesting, and he received a hearty vote of thanks from the members. Further enter! Jnment at the luncheon was provided by the singing ot Mrs. Horace Butler. Mr. W. A. Hare was booster for the day, and Mr. J. Arnott added to the general program with a skit on Mr. Hare. Mi Fred Perelra was chairman. DR. W. H. WARRINER, D.D., PASSES AT MONTREAL' MONTREAL, Feb. 16. The death of Dr. William Henry Warriner, D.D., Moderator of the First Presbytery of Montreal of the United Church of Canada, and an outstanding Congregationalist prior to the union, took place here tonight. Dr. V'arriner was in his 74th year. He is survived by his widow, who was Jessie Anna Thompson, of Toronto, two sons and two daughters, all of Montreal. U JLLU NAPKINS 39c each The Most Enter- talnlng Picture p of the Scar. rtaAsRBDcaifiQuSP n 5000 Ortcxs - 5sf AT1NEE - - . -, : 5c Sad aEVEM.VG - - - 3Sc 50CB NOW PLAYING " JjstCOVD ASD LAST WEEK J : REGENT: IMPERIAL NOW SHOWING Marion Davies With CONRAD NAGEL A charming succesor to "Little Old New Tork." Specially Arranged Prologue by Mis G. Osborne. 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