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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1915 fcetbbnbge Deralb Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY. Subscription Ritu: delivered, psr year .Pfcily, by mall, per year b> mail, per year.. (4.00 3.00 1.00 TELEPHONES: Business Office Caltorlal OBico 1224 W. A. Buchanan Managing Director John Torrance. Business Manager ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR The Germans in Serbia are alroady concentrating for tlielr attack ou the allied forces in the south-east corner 'of'Serbia, where already heavy fight- ing has laSen place. A bis battle is tailored to be pending there. The Montenegrins are offering strenuous resistance to the Teuton invaders of their country. The Allies are again developing an offensive in the Dardanelles. A big campaign is apparently nmk-r way aiear Bagdad where German and Bri. tish troops are gathering in large 31 umbers Reports are conflicting as to the torpedoing of an American ship near Tripoli That a shij was sunk is be- yond donor, but there is considerable doubt as to the name of the vessel. ing of his own community: "Condi- tions here are as food or even bolter than in previous years." That is true ot every community in Alberta. We have a crop, and no coun- try ever goes on the rocks under cir- cumstances of Ihnt kind. Our crop brought the greatest average yields of any crop known on this continent. That's a boastful statement, bin we would suggest to any United Slates publisher doubting the statement that he communicate with a former citi- zen of his community residing in Can- adn and ask him for his opinion, :ind are satisfied that what we say wll! be home out. Tile country Is taxed, tat not heav- ily taxed. We are satisfied that any part of the United States possessing the conveniences the Alberta farmer possesses is much more greatly tax- ed, in the states across the line we are satisfied taxation is much heavier than in Alberta. It is true taxation j is heavy in the cities, .but that is our ovrn faull. W'a huilt too expensively, I believing the boom was never goms to cease. A3 for the rural sections, there is less taxation than in any rural section of the United States. Our young men are not being pressed to go to war. Wheu they go it is a voluntary act on their part. There was conscription at the time of the civil war la the United States, but there is no conscription iu Can- PA ICKED UP IN ASSINGCZIZi FOR THE BUSY MAN SOUTHERN FARMERS AT BIS CONVENTION The annual farmers' parliament meets: in Calgary in January. No doubt southern Alberta and. particu- larly the Lethtridge district will be veil represented. This district lias fcaen honored during the past year in having a representative oa the execu- tive ot the great organization, in the person of S. S. Dunham, who is a .vice-president. Sir. Dunham has giv- en >-illing1y and unsparingly of his time in the interests of the farmers and the farmers' unions, and the south should have as strong a repre ccntatlon at the convention as would ensure the election at least as good a. man as Mr. Dunham to repre- cent the south. Southern Alberta this year has been prosperous. This should be all tbe'.'more a reasbn.for a bis repre- s'entBtibn' at the convention, particu- 'from the The' other the: provinc knbw.-'JHMe: of our prosperity here, and know extremely little of the suc- eesr of irrigation. This farmers' con .Veiitibn is a great opportunity to let thelbutside world1 know just -what our fanners are doing in the southern portion of the province ada: Rose, Uie American mentioned in the clipping, was never in danger of be- ing forced to fight, even if he had been a Canadian citizen. .We .have many American citizens in our forces. They joined the ranks voluntarily, glad of the opportunity to fight for freedom. They are real citisenE: they do not run away back to their old home in the States to lie about Can- ada. -It isitrue that many people have lost heavily in -western Canada; peo- Arthur Cassnn was sentenced at Parry Sound tu he hanged Feb. 2. A surcharged 'two-erat with a while mark on he issued as a t-hrcMmt stamp.... Twenty-five members oi a class of JO at 'St. Andicw's Presbyterian church, Stratford, enlisted. Jock Player, nge-l twenty, was j kicied in (lie abdomen by a horse at London, and died 16 minutes later. I Dr. It. Orok, cx-M.P.P. for The Pas, will he uudical oflicer of the 101st- Battalion, C.E.F. E. G. Wiswell, former clerk o( the county court, and a resident of Bran- don for 3-1 years, is dead. Joseph A. (Gus) .skirrow, Treasur- er ot the YVm. 'tVchiiit; StY-d'Company, Toronto, is dead. The Ontario.Board plans to distribute'serums free to residents in Ontario. Fire caused heavy damage, at the factory of the Jleda! Furniture Manufacturing Company at Toronto. Peterboro County Council- itejided voluntary service only. Mr. La I to give a- monUi .for. patriotic. purposes. ffm. Ryan, ;i Tort Hope, was buried alive and- killed hy a cave-in near- Osaca Ex.-Ald. ff W. 'Davidson, M.L.A., and Mayor Pascbe; are' the aiayorat- ty candidates in Moose -Jaw, Geo. Di" Hunt, news. editor of the Edmonton Bulletin, has been given a commission in' T.ieut.-Cbi; 'Belcher's battalion at Edmonton: The estimated cos.t of. the Toronto- pie have lost heavily in the United States before-this. bought sub- j division property at fabulous figures; it was a gamble and they lost. They London Hydros-radial railway system between and John Robertson, who published the Harriston Tribune for twenty-five bought farm lands on a big scale years, and was one time county war- with the idea that they could hold itesr--is dead, aged 76. and get a hea.ii Had they sevent.v_rive had his land in crop this year they j cents a ,jozelf on the Montreal mar- could in all likelihood have made en-1 net, the highest ever.aaid on the mar- ough out of the crop to ineet their ket. investment That they didn't do so isn't Western Canada's, fault. The Kame can be attributed to the gamt ing instinct which possesses .-some men. "tattle and horses are-being ship- ped out ot .the country." Sure. That is we have them for. are ANANIAS ABROAD IN THE STATES A reader sends us a clipping from Chippewa Salisr Wis, paper, head Canada on the Hummer." Sure .it Is. on the hummer, at least business is humming, it hasn't been letter in several years Just to give oar'readers an idea of the buncombe :is peddled across the Ime-'we publish the item as it appear: WEST CANADA ON HUMMER LaRose, -who returned a short time ago from -western .Canada, reports that the war Has damaged that country terrifically. -Tlie tales: are exorbitant, busi- ness is stagnant, and the condi ttons -'are "not., at -all encouraging for anybody to remain who can get awav. AH the able bodied young men are being pressed in- to military service and sent to Burope, that is where thev are not tied up. in .business or in official or" civic duties. "Mr.-La .Hose was invited several times to join the army and go to the lighting front in Europe but he ivas.'able to prove his American citizenship. He says that people generally Jiave -lost -heavily In Western Canada and that it looks though, it wnnld reouire some years for Uie.country, to recover even after the -war iz finished. The country is simply taxed to death. Many tales of woe are Brought to .us about the suffer- ings of the people in western Canada. The cattle and horses are all being shipped out of the country. Trainload after, train- load of cattle are coming down into the-United Sfates. That is. one thing, that is making cattle so.'cheap in this country at the present time In the big cities in western' Canada -buildings are empty, hundreds and hundreds of Dullness houses being closed England maintaining her might off her bleeding colonies which, hotteveh we proving loyal to Mason Risen Pianos FROM FACTORY TO HOME Twenty Branch Stores HEAD OFFICE AND FACTORIES, TORONTO The Henry Herbert Player-Piano In a New Design of The "Henry Herbert" is one of the. productions the Mason Ris'cll organization, Its builders. It is a perfect Piano for hand playtug, and contains within its mahog- any case a full scale action which en- ables anyone to piny the most -difficult Music with artistic feeling and effect. It is n player-piano of sterling worth, not too expen- sive, not too cheap, but entirely with the object in view of producing an. Instrument worthy of the approval and praise of Uio Cauiiuian home. WE HAVE ONE HERE FOR YOU, READY TO BE DELIV- ERED ANY TIME BETWEEN NOW AND CHRISTMAS. BALMORAL NEXT WRIGHT'S JEWELRY STORE TO THE ELECTORS LETHBRIDGE OF Champ Clark thinks Theodore Roossvelt is the certain choice oi the Republicans for presidential candi- date. Wni. .Woodrow; well known insur- ance journalist and poet, for- merly of Boissevain, dud at Winni- peg, y shipping horses to Europe right along, so is the United 'states, is that not a. sign -we have a market for! year old woman, Mrs. Eliza them' We are selling cattle 'in .thel kite Dipper. "WMtehead, oi Abercorn, confesses to-the murder oi1 a. 75< Char- United States market every day be- cause 'we get a better price there. If we would sell our TV heat in the Unit- ed States we would-do it, too. Sure- ly our neighbors across the line don't expect us to use all the horses we raise in this country or to consume all the cattle raise, or all the flour made our wheat We haven't reached the gluttonous stage yet AVe -nre fanning and ranching with the idea of disposing of a big ffom the pQ5toifice chunk of our products in other ccun- Mr. La Rose should remain in the Ifnited States until that country he-. in the war.; We are dead, sure he would then leave as quickly possible because he might be in- vited to fight Where, he would go we dfl not know unless it might be into "arms of old Baron Miin- chausen. NOSE CLOGGED FROM A COLD OR CATARRH in Nostrils To Open Up Ail Passajes. All! What relief! Your clogged nos- trils open right up, tbs air passages of your head are clear and yon can breathe freeiy. No more hawking, snuffling, mucous discharge, head- ache, struggling for breath at night, your cold or catarrh 15 gone, Don't slay stuffed up! Get a small botlle of Ely s Cream Balm from your druggist now Apply a little of this fragrant, antiseptic cream in your nostrils, let It penetrate through air passage of the head; soothe and heal the swollen, inflamed muc- ous membrane, giving you instant re- lief. Ely's Cream Balm is lust what every cold and catarrh sufferer has been seeking. It's just splendid. J. D.; HigWbotbam Co., Ltd., druggists TJIJl tender Ti'ho sent ns this item Is footer American. He says, speak- GOTHIC THE NEW ARROW iKUcCOUJUt 1AVAT Rev. F. W. Patterson, First Baptist church, Edmonton, ssnted with a Ford touring car" by his :r.-' Miss Margaret Stark, .sister of W. J. Stark, .manager, of the Edmor.ton: Industrial -Exhibition, is dead. She came from Stouffville, Ont. Postmaster H. Fred Boebmer, oi- Berlin, who was ofiered a commission as captain in the 118th .battalion, was unable to stcure leave of absence George Lugsdin, oi Messrs. George aigsdin Co., who had been in the saddlery and harness business in Tor- onto for nearly -half a century, is Ladies and Gentlemen: As you may no! be able lo atieiid the public meetings where ihe workings of Ihe Public Utilities are being dis- cussed, I take this opportunity of presenting my views to you. In asking yon for. your sup- port in this campaign for the position of Commissioner of Public Utilities, I must refer you to my work as a success- ful electrician and -business man in-tills city during the past eight years. I-believe that the same courtesy, the same atten- tion to detail, anil the same business acumen, applied to the various departments of the city's interests, will produce a like successful result. The power plant'is now con- structed and iu operation. The mistakes that have been made there, however serious, have to :bg contended with andfo'r some considerable time'I could not promise much reduction in operat- ing expenses on account of existing conditions. The plant must continue to operate, and the only way that we can expect to re- duce pur light and power rates, or our street railway and water- Works charges is by increasing our uptown load. As the Electric Department can liandle a 50% increase of load.with approximately a W% increase of operating costs, it is obvious to you that a great effort should be made lo secure that increase. It is my belief that systematic business methods will give ns a large increase in load, which will enable us to lower our selling prices and induce a greater amount of our pro- duets to be consumed. It is my opinin that the present Com- missioner is not making sufficient efforts lo attain these ends. In the operation Street Railway too close attention is given to the running of ihe cars over the tracks a certain num- ber of times per day. If more attention was given to the traf- fic retniirements, the public would receive better service and Ihe system would correspondingly profit. Mr Reid has as yet failed to satisfactorily explain the error of over in the meter reading at the Ellison Mills, in the past two years, orvthe error of at the Sherlock Block, or the .error of at" the Taylor Mills. He Wamest these mistakes On Ms subordinates but he cannot evade the responsibility in this manner, This means direct loss of money to the city. He ha? Judge J.' K. Dowsley, .of the Un- ited Cjrtlnties o! Leeds and Grenville, was presented with a gold watch and chain-by the residents oi-Prescott on the occasion of his departure, for Brockvilie. The mpn's and women's Canadian clubs of Chatham adopted a resolu- tion asking the .Canadian Geogra- phical Society to name the highest- unnamed mountain in the Canadian Hockies after Edith .Cavell, Charles: Ruthven was killed near Verwood, Sask., a couple ot weeks aso in an automobile accident. mm- i. n nt ceased-jjras a -sort to explain how a meter steal of 90 lights, at the Ma- forpierly of Essa, Ont., and was :32 j ihcatre was carried on for over a year, some years ago; .nid -ivnK rlicrovnrprl Iw :l Inrjll Capt. Gerald V. 5I.P. for North Renfrew, is the latest Parlia- mentarian to enlist for oversees ser- vice. He has been'-offered and accept-, ed the rank of Senior Major in the new.Lanark and Ktnfrew Battalion. Half oi the population of England is engaged in producing war muni- tions to aid the men in the I lighting lines in a war-which is 'cost- ing Great Britain an hour, ilia Hon. R. H. Brand, financial ag- ent of David Lloyd George, minister of munitions, told Ottawa business nun at a luncheon Saturday. Threshing is finishing up around Brooks and big expectations have hccn livod up to. The Duke Of Suth- erland, has over bushels of wheat; Brown and Wilkinson over bushels'; C. E. Long, about' bushels; B. Decker about bushels, and the smaller' far- mers have yields. Lt.-Col. H. W. Smart, will.be the ofBcet: commanding the- 136Ui Dur- ham Battalion, and .Lt.-Col.. Farrcll, Tyrone, will :.he.second in command. Lieut. Percy Mulholland, Medicine Hat, son.iof Mr. Ii.'A. llulhoiland, Pprt Hone, lias hren'Proyisional Lieutenant in-the-Alberta Hussars, will be attached to tic new Batta- i lion, and was only discovered by a local contractor. Lei me again call your attention to the fact that the success- ful operation of our Utilities depends upon this increased use. By inauguring a policy of popularizing these utilities we not only increase their usefulness butjilso decrease their operating costs. truly, W.L.McKENZIE, TO WE ELECTORS I wish (o sHito that I will speak at a joint "Uceting o( tjtc Electors at the MIJfER'8 HALL TONIGHT would jc pleased l.o have as- many attinid. cry bod} come in the interest of the city. M. FREEMAN ADDRESS TO THE ELECTORS Lethbridge, Alberta, Dee. 7th, 1915 To The Electorate, City of 'Lethbridge Dear Sir or Mudum: As it is neccsssary that iin election should take place 011 Monday, December Ullh, 1015, 1'or the selection of a Commis- sioner of Public Utilities to serve the. Cily for the years 1910, 1917 mid 1918, 1 lake this opportunity of presenting lo those who'imiy not be.'able to attend the public meetings, the fact Ihiil I having served the city in the above capacity for the past Iwn years, and having gained such experience as leads me to be- lieve I am now-more Capable to serve you than when first elected, I am a candidate for re- election and am prepared to ac- cept this Commissionersbip, should a majority of the Citi- zens desire it. Being unfortunately a human being 1 have made mistakes in the past. You' will, I believe credit me with- the same sin- cere desire to give the. City my best services, as you believed 1" possessed when first elected. Out' of mistakes lessons; have been learned which will be val- uable guides in the conduct of my department in the future, and the experience gained during the two very strenuous years of municipal life now closing, is my strongest claim for your fur- ther support. In order to properly present my own claims, it is also nec- essary that I present in some measure, the claims which Conv missibii Form of Government has earned through the exper- ience of the City' under this 'Form of Government since its in- ception. .This because, 1 have shared in that government arid feel that, in liiy humble way, I have influenced it. Under Com- mission Form of Government there has resulted greater pub-; licily with reference to the City's affairs, and greater knowledge on the part of the public as a result. While the Commissioners have directed general policies, yet the public have been.uirectly consulted with r-eference to important matters, such as assess- ment, and estimates of civic expenditures. There, has beuii .reduction of approximately between the es- timates of 1913 and 1915. Further, the Commissioners were able, through strictest economy to actually save on the estimates of 1914, the sum of approximately Today, the city is being directed by men giving their full. lime and experience to its aifairs, instead of by men whose time and interests were largely occupied outside of the city's business. Without indulging in tiresome details, I do wish to present to, the public the following facts, with -reference to the operation' of the department actually under my direction. Through the practise of the most rigid economy consistent with service, the Street Railway system has been placed in a position which show an approximate profit over the estimated operating ex- penses for the current year of This in spite of the fact that traffic receipts lo the end of November, showed a de- crease of approximately as compared with the' first eleven months of 1914. In this connection I might mention for, the encouragement of the public, that, although there is a large decrease for the eleven months, there has been a material in- crease over the figures for 1914, for the months of August, Sep- tember, October and November, which points lo a revival of traffic, which will improve the situation of the Street Railway very much if continued. Although the total figures are not at present available, yet I can definitely state that the expenses of the City Electrical De- partment year 1915 will be reduced approximately as compared with the expenses for 1914. For the year 1914, taxes to the extent of over were charged io the Eleclri-; cal Department, which offset savings in the operating and yet, in spite 'of this large extra charge, the total expenses; only showed an increase of approximately The average number of men employed in all Departments' under my control, when I entered into office was seventy-one, Today, there is an average of forty-seven. This speaks for it-' I do not wish lo burden the public with details, but I do wish to slate thai-1 enler'lhis election contest with the belief that there is nothing in connection with the' operation of mv department which I would wish to hide" from the public, and I invite the most thorough examination into all .my acts by the on the platform, as opportunity will present in this'short campaign, or in a personal way. Should Ihe Citizens of this city entrust lo me the duties of Commissioner of Public Utilities tor me coming three years, 1 pledge myself lo give in Ihe lulurc, as I have in Ihe past, the best of my experience, knowledge and ability in carrying out the duties of my office. With full appreciation of the support which has been ac- corded me in the'past, 1 leave Ihe decision in your hands, i Yours faithfully, ARTHUR REID. Cflniiiii.s.sionei- of Public Utilities JOINT MEETING IN MINER'S HALL at 8.30 p.m. TONIGHT TO BE ADDRESSED BY ARTHUR REID Candidate for Re-election M. FREEMAN W. L. McKENZIE EVIHVIOOY BRING HONEST CRITICISMS. LADIES WELCOME ;