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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 11, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta 11THBRID6B HERALD PRINTING CO.. LTD. a n. AUSTIN. E�lor lid MMigcr. W. JORIIAN, SipL 0f Jok DtpartMit. ^.jflSCRIPTtOM: Id Ad ano� - tLBOa year OtberwlsA  92.00 a year ADVERTISINO; Munth - 4:00 Per Inch I!R POINT IF VIEW The peop1� of this province will be dellchted with tlie plon, unfolded in the tet'iiilature by the Premier, to tax th� tandH outaide of the organized school districts for the support Of 'Education. The tax will not fall upon the settlor except in a few isolated cases for usually the man who taaa taken up land is a member of a community large enough to be organ-iced into a school district. The new tax will affect, almost wholly, the holdings of corporations, syndicates and speculators, and will compelthese people to pay tribute to the very .good cause of Kducation. This is as it should be. Why should the spec -ulator cscatv a tax, while the settler who has taken up land and is improving it, as well as the land, near at hand, held by a syndicate pays taxes. The settler waDts a school for his family to attend and in, the past he bos had to pay a tax on his land for the support of schools while a township adjoining the one ors. goes untaxed. The untaxed land in which he lives, hold by speculat -is made more valuable by the existence near it of a school and a settlement of people, who arc cultivating the land and proving that the country is rich in its agricultural resources. Yet the speculator, up to ^le present has not \yeen taxed for the support of education, though the presence of a school, supported by the'Settler, adds'unquestionably to the value of his proi)erty. Realizing these conditions, the Minister of Edu- cation, decided to submit to the legislature a bill providing for a tax of two dollars per quarter section on lands in a district where a school has not been established. The rev -enuo to le derix'ed in this way will be appropriiited wholly to the cause of Education. Iteing divided among public school, high school and universities. by an educated people, and Ihe pub  lie and high schools, and the University, which we are founding now, must be at the foundation of such hopes. Alberta should be thankful that,'to-day It has a govornnient fully seized of the iniporlonce of education but however groteful, we may feel to-dny, it will be in the days to come, that we will i-ejoice-the days wbeu we looii back upon our early histoiy and offer praise (or the foresight of the Government in recoiV-Vz-ing at the foundation oi tin Province the importance of In-: osUibl ^h-meut witiiout delay it 'iii Univ.tsi�y, nigh School, Normal Suu^l, Muiual Training and Ooukestlc Soion-o c!.^:^.^ The Colgary News promi.sos to catch on in Alberta. It is bright und breezy. The people in this province-want newspapers with spirit and Hfo. The trouble in tiie post, with the Alberta I'ress, hos Ijeen their "copy cat" methods. They lack originality But the News is dilTcrent. It is new, fresh, unique ond ought to succeed easily. It's editor Dan McGillicuddy, wields a facile pen. Good luck to Dan and the Calgary News. It will not be very long ijefore the government system of telephones will strike every place of importance in AlberU. LethbriJge will soon be able to talk over the Government phones with the towns in the Crow's Nest Pass on the west nnd with Taber and Uedicinc Hat on the east. The (act that Attorney General Cross is going to England at the same time as the Capital lacrosse team, of Ottawa, leads some people to wonder whether he is going to be a "ringer" on the English team. hos not forgotten the fine points of the game yet. The "wine, women and graft" debate at Ottawa led one paper to remark that "People in stono hou.sos shouldn't throw glasses"; while the Calgary Kews fitted its views into words, "People in glass houses -should pull down the blinds." concerning the iinproveinL-nt of the fire appnrului is a good 'one. If the council gets a statement from the As.wliedi aehoola, confined VitoU ly to High:;8chool .work will exiat in .^your citlea and towna. and thai, day; ' caanot cona too aoon. for auch' whoola, .well aquipped and with i a : ol funy qtwliftad teachara. cm ' d� ' JMicli to pronota tba' eauaa of ^fl^Ul^^i^Uon. Thay will ba,, tha i 6trt�V to |� gnwt anoniat tha Prov. ^:'/^'/�Cl'. Deputy minister of Agriculture, Harcourt, declared in a recent speech, that | nnd Mr. Oreenway sit up iiiiil tui�.' note llmt Oliver in-terprc'ls wt'sU'iii sentiment cori-cctly and the west i.s solidly behind him. Neither Mr. (ireciuvay nor the Olobd ofl"iM-s llif .slifhU'Si MUgceslion to the solution of tliis burning question. When tiiey i;aii iln .sonietbing more than offer solll.sli criticism it will be lime enoiijih to giv-o lu'i'd to them. The city diil a wise nnd gracious act in ol'jcting the retiring-secretary treasurer, V. 1\. Bowman, alderman without oi>|>osition. No man in the city is i�>ttcr filt'od for the position and it must be a source of satisfaction to him to know that the city he has served so innny years has taken its first opponunity to thrust honor upon hini. Our Immigmtion Interc�ta. We are. Informed by the Inunigru -tion Agent, that, owing to thcchangc of the Dominion Fiscal year from the 30th Juuc to the 31st of March, 190G-7 covers only the nine months ending at the Intler date. The figures cannot yet be given, but the general information furnished will be interesting to our readers, bearing, as it directly does upon the economic conditions and progress of Southern Alberta. It is gratifying to know that the immigration dur -ing the past season has been very satisfactory, both as regards intelligence and means, and, it may bo added, especially gratifying to us, inasmuch as ooarly all of the inconir ers settled in Alberta, and the largest propurtion of these in the Southern parts of the Province. The unusual severity of the past v-inter, checked tlie movement very seriously, and the spring being late, not only here but to the south of us, it is only recently that the stream has bo-gun to'flow in, and promised to develop into the most prolific season we have yet had. As usual by far the largest percentage of incomers consist of Americans, noticeably by their Aamcs of British stock directly or originally; together with Canad -ians and British. These constitute over threerfourths of the entire incomings during the season. The remainder consist of Scandinavians, Germans and other nationalities, including French, Hungarians, Finns, Swiss, Italians and Australians. Setting aside women and children and laborers, by fur the largest percentage consists of (armors and ranchers all o( whom have personally taken up homesteads, or bought (arming land in the Province or elsewhere; for only ipcomors ore register cd whose intention is to settle permanently in the country. A salient feature of our inimigratiori^ from the 8tatt'S is its forehnndednes.>j. A very large proportion of imntigrantscome well supplied with implements, stock household elTects .or ready money, and almost all are experienced. Their knowledge therefore is at once ap -pl.'ed to the land, the result being that they become producers almost from the start, in sharp contrast with who come in lacking these advantages. The value of the property lirouglit by them is very great, and is a marked addition to the accrued wealth of the province. Upwards of 1,400 (armors, noarl.y all fi-om the Mountain nnd Western States lutve conic in via the A.R. & I. Railway yearly (or several years past, and these now constitute by their correspondence with their relatives ond friends in the South, a valuable immigration agency. By this and.other means a real knowledgc.of Western Canada, of. its resourccsand the inducements it oiTers in the north of free or cheap lands, low taxation, an excellent .school system, and Just laws impartially administered is now becoming v-'ide spread through the United States and is driawihg to us from nil parts, farmers of the best class. This loss reacts upon domestic trade,and has aroused the activity of moneyed and business interests, duly reflected in the American press, or certain portions of it. The most unwarrantable assertions are made, in some'quarters that Americans ..are not wanted in Canada, a statement which in the teeth of our Emigration Agencies maintained -at groat cost in so mnny of the States and the hearty wd come which our, .American hn-migrant.s' - get upon arrival here is not only untruthful but silly and absurdr But those adverse influences are powerless now io chock the move-jin^jnt to Canada, and it would lie as easy to stop the northward flight of birds aS:'to restrain the ex;odus of farmers who hunger for new lands and a fair start in life for their soiis and daughters.  We. cx(icct later on to be able to furnish the accurate statistics of our immigration its origin and distribution during the past Kcasdii and to^ indicate withaome probability, its volunu) during the. prosentyoar. � -^ . Chamberlain'i^ Salve ia good tor anyj disease of theyakin. It allaya the itcliiug and burning senaation instantly. For Sale by All Druggists. > The name of J. T. Moore, H.P.P.. is mentioned in eonnactioo with tba nomination for the Dominion HouM: in the new riding of Red lOear./ A new Methodist "church aM'ting tOCfv-'iieaplo has been dedicated 'at Okoioka. Stv^Mktt' Sueccstful Concert With Oliver's Hall fairly ^packed with a sympathetic and appreciative audience, the students,of the Central School excelled themselves at their concert on Friday night. From the ecstatic Mayoolo dance by the little tots to the eloquent nnd logical debate by the High School students, the concert uas an unqualifled sue -cess. The debate on "Resolved that I the benefits of business competition outweigh its evils," brought the strong debuting powers of the speakers, G. Virtue and Dora Nimmons for the affirmative vith P. Miebach and Valeria Crofts opposing. W. C.Sim-"moiis, M.P.P., wiio with Rev. J. E. Hughson and O. D. .\uatin judged the merits of the debate, in giving his' decision in favor of the negative complimenlcxi the spealft-ers highly and looked forward to the time when these young ladies would sit in the halls o( legislation. Another delight.ul number was the. "Sash Fantosy" wli)ch was a revo -iation in its conception and the eose and grace with which it was pcr-(oruied. Miss Newton as instructor, I deserves great credit (or the success Of this number. Jim Kenny made a hit with his whistling and habitant selections, j "Little Monkey Moonshine" was very cute. The choruses and piano solec -tions were well rendered. |, Special mention should lie made o( the finished manner in which Miss Ella Cook played the accompani -meats o( the various numbers. The whole programme was a success although the students were unaccustomed to the hall and its poor acous tic qualities. ; i Mr. W. R. Dobbin, who was the only outsider on the programme ! pleased the audience with his solo. The proceeds amounted to nearly $150, which will leave o handsome surplus (or the piano. Principal Hamilton is proud o( his students, and no one blames him. UTTLE SISTERS' SUCCESSFUL SALE. On Saturday afternoon, the little sisters of St. Augustin's sucoceded 'in selling several .scores of silver dollars worth of articles mostly sevn by them.selves. The little girls have raised money for a font in the St. Mary's mission church and intend to buy one for the new St. Augustin's. ,The Saturday sale realized $80. Miss iBIagburn's table of neckwear sold for :$20, whicli goes to the Guild. The 1 ttle sisters, wish to express their thanks to the friends who contribut-'ed articles for the sale and their ap-Iprecintiou of the kindness shown them by Mrs. Eckstorm. Oil Monday a successful bazaarwas held at No." 3, to which the little sisters lent their aid. They are con-�tributing also to a bazaar to be held at Taber at a later date. Elderslie in Bruce County, Ont., in 1880 had a population of 3.272 rhis year the return is 2.018, a de-clineof 02 per cent, in 27 years, due to Western emigration. Hon. O. W. Cross and Mrs. Cross leave in o few days on a trip to Great Britain und Froncc. Premier Rutherford goes to England in May. WANTED. Bookkeeper, one acquainted In the city preferred. Must understand double cntr.y. Apply Box B., Herald Office. WANTED. Practical Dry Goods man wanted at once. State wages and experience Aiiply Box B., Herald Office. NOTICE. . B. C. Moore, of the Moore Under -taking.Parlors of Lethbridge, desires to call the attention of. the public to the fact that he is no personal relation of nor has he any business connection with Messrs. Moore and Moore, late of the Moore Undertaking Parlors of Medicine Hat, of which firm J.J. Moore ..stands charged v^ith disresiiect to, the dead and obtaining money under false pretences. B. C. MOORE STRAYED The follbwing have atrayed from the preiniaes of'the'nnderoigned : 1 bay folding, brataded N on left hip, viated with N on left ahoulder 1 bay gelding, bmnded It Y on right ahoalder. 1 bav gelding.- branded R V on right ahoulder, W 74 on right bip . A reward of $5 each will be paid for their return to . _ � REX VIRTUE, Lethbridge. Office-Ott Block Phone ly7 Sheith & Cothels LETHBRIDGE, ALTA . RmI Ittoto, intoraBM, Cfoinil Agtntt* Aii4ftort Our Insurance Department WE REPRESENT: The CMftdft" Life Atturuce CoBpsAy. The YorUhIre Fire latorMiee CootpMy of Yorli. EngUaa. The Accident and Gvaraatee Conpafty of Canada. The American Surety Conpaay of New Yorli. The Boiler Inspection and Inturaaee Co. The New York Plate Olatt Inraraacc Co. WE ISSUE CORPORATE V FIHEUTV BONDS. 1 Our Real Estate Department We have a large litt of city property, houaeat, wholesale and rceideatiaL We want more. LIST WITH US. We have 75,000 aereato tell in large blocks of 10,000 to 20,000 acres at prieos from 7.50 per acre �P- We have choice farms for ssle. We want more LIST WITH US. �8> We have 733 acres 15 milea from town. Coal under every acre. Full equipment for mine new in operation goea with the property. Over 1400 ton* sold locally to settlers last year. This investment is good. ^There is money in it for a man with $5,000. Balance of purchase price fl.CCO per year at 6% interest. Our Audit Department We wOTthorUy to iftte taaailt. your books, tisne your ntmOSty^ accoiinU make year eoUwtlaiiti: AND; W� WILL DOIT SATiSTACTORft^; it wBI yoa to have m look loftiar your ao-coimts. I oan sell you lota now 0�moCOM< ;