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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHflMDOE DAILY HERAtD I M the tfctalb DAILY ANDWttKLY and auMlehera tMt CitHBRlOWt MIRALD MINT LIMITtO MS tth Strut LethkrtdSe Buchanan PreaMent and Managing Director fobn Torrance Bmlnets Manager TCLIPHONfB Ofllee pdlterlal OWee 12W 18f4 Subscription Rates per per year by per year by per yesr by mallt per year to Dates of expiry of subscriptions ap pear dally on address Accept ante of papers after expiration date Is eur authority to continue the sub LOAN TO SOLDICRS AND ITS PURPOSES The soldiers land settlement act far as loans are does not limit a eoldler to homestead land If he purchases an improved farm or wild the loan of is This has not been thor oughly but areading of the It The Land Settlement Board may loan the money to a soldier for any the following purposes a The acquiring of land for agri b The payment of incumbrances lands used for agricultural pur poses c The improvement of agricul tural land S The erection of farm purchase of machin fbry and equipment Such other purpose or purposes fea the Board may Under provisions a soMtar tould nse the money to buy land or j to improve afarm he already pos before It would hate been quite Impossible to prevent trade between South America and Central Europe through Holland and It really only by the censorship that neutral trade with enemy countries had been ao largely stopped during the war The value of prise exclusive of was estimated to be over 30 millions But for the censor traffic fn contraband would have increased by leaps and In all the more Important cases of trading with the enemy had been prevented on evidence chiefly collect ed by the censorship It prevented contracts being enter ed into by the enemy for the pur chase of goods starred In this or other countries for postwar It had assisted the prevention ot invest ments It had stopped enemy to the value of about 70 millions A black list of sus pect firms had been drawn up largely upon the outcome ot information sup plied by the censorship The censorship had prevented specu lation by option and had been instrumental In checking specu lative operations In products euch aa olid seed other commodi H had also assisted In the pro per distribution of and had prevented goods being bought and stored In order to raise the price for the benefit of those who had no objection to making money under such During the period of transition from war to so long as it remained necessary for the Gov ernment to exercise control over es sential supplies it might be Imperative to retain of the cable and postal it was madeimpos slblei the present timeto give any definite date as to when censor ship department would be closed FREEMAN DISCUSSESNEW TAX PROPOSALS SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS AND GET AN ANSWER The Herald is satisfied that the city commissioners want to avoid serious financial trouble for Lethbridge in the future in their attempt to find methods of raising The city needs the How to raise is the The comj missioners have come out in the open and placed propositions before the le there any better method he proposed If let the citisena advance it If what are we to cant fold onr arms and 1m pgine something will turn to eave It is oar business aa cltleene to all we can to save ourselves The Herald baanot hesitated to erttl the commissioners whenit felt Quit they were pursuing an unwise in this matter of taxation we realise the difficul ties and admil that the commissioners are honestly seeking a solution that will save the taxpayers from a worse fate later With them we agree that it is unwise to delay Many citizens are inquisitive about the proposed taxation and its necee The Herald wants to enlighten them and the commissioners are will ing to answer all Therefore we have a proposal to Let eJUiena who are seriously interested la civic affairs and who desire mat tan concerning civic finances and tax ation cleared submit questions to the Herald and we wiU have them We will open a question drawer and the first instalment of j aneatkms and answers will appear on Probably alittle shedding ot light in this way will remove doubts and Columbia Record the Kaiser 1s welcome In No Mans Every German famllyshouMbe fur nished with aa appetising list of food cargoes sent to the bottom by observes the Street s if The Rochester Post Expressthinks that the trouble with the war game Was that It ran into extra innings and Germany had no relief pitcher or In the list of large subscribers to the Victory Loan appears thename of Mary Pickford for This Shows three says the Victoria that Mary ia a staunch Canadian that she iadoing veryr well in the movie thank and knows o good investment when she sees Lethbridgevtfllties may not be pay ing as we would like but we are not alone In our fact our trou bles fire not as as some other ie seriously discardingits street rail its gas department reports a deficit of for one years op Despite the very strong statement by the To secure votes Clarkele policy is to knock ev erybody and promise His hope of election lies in the fact that there are electors who will a man to manage and other peo business in a municipal council whom they would not trust to carry a bag of oranges around the Sdmonton elected Joseph Clarke as Edmonton cannot complain that it wasnt sufficiently A WORD FOR THE CENSORSHIP Earl Stanhope in the British House of in a recent remark ad that he did not think that the House or the the faint apt idea of what had been achieved By the oensorsblp during the H bad been customary to abuse the can but hebelleved that in course of time ridicule would give place to unbounded Dealing with the services rendered I Ja different directions by the staff of ike Cantors the noble lord pointed out that they had to read through innumerable letters with great in order to see that there wee no communication of information ef value to the whtcfc It was not in the af the Allies should be It was true that the Navy had swept a BSM clear of German Hut that alone had been done the block ould not have been by any aa effective as it had without the censorship Many people confuse temperamen tal difficulties with racial America has always loved Time and education will make a new AngloAmerican Some one has said that the difference between an Englishman and an American is this an Englishman goes into a draw ing room as though he owned and an American goes in as if he didnt care a damn who owned says Late editor of the Des Molnes Theodore Roosevelt has no doubts about the freedom of the The British empire imperatively needs the greatest navy in the and this we should instantly he Oar need for a great navy comes next to bars and we should have the sec bud navy In the Similarly Franceneeds greater military strength than wo but we should have all our young men trained to on the general lines of the Swiss sys The freedom of the seas Is a phrase that may mean anything or to be interpreted as Germany There must be no inter pretation of the phrase that would pre vent the British in the event of any from repeating the tremendous service it has rendered in this British of keep the colonies they have conquer December Editor Lothbrldge Herald Dear to your edi torial of tho sth under the caption Tho Now In your first paragraph you state That it e not tho Heraldi Inten tion to carry on a cumpaign against tho nty Councils new taxation pro Tho recognizes as viel 35 the mayor thit tite city needs a greater cash revenue than it Is at present enjoying If Lethbridge Is to i escape the misfortune which has over taken Prince We recognise that tho city tins been financing too much arrears ot taxes and that this is not The above is a candid statement Avowing that you have a full knowl edge of the present state of affairs and that something has to be hut this being a fact we cannot un si erst and why you then proceed to throw cold water on all but one of the proposals arW even the com mendation for that one is only half Do you Editor that your commissioners have a very difficult and distasteful task before You I admit that something unusual has to j be doneto avoid Prince Alberts dlf You then warn us to go slow in introducing new departures in Have we not been going slow Nothing is decided yet and aa you say cannot decide on anything until the Legislature in the would it not show a more favorable disposition toward the city administration and would it not benefit the community more if you were to offer some suggestions aa to how the tax question should be solv instead of inserting such an ar ticle without any comment on your as that iii your issue of the 8th under the heading Caught on the It is not difficult to see how the superficial observer might come to such conclusions as that article quot But this does not excuse you f or j not making lany what you do about the citys1 You know as well as commission ers that unlese something is done avoid it the improved property own ers as well as in all the other Will eventuallyhave to pay for the man who refuses to pay his providing hls property not pay the taxes I points to one conclusion and that is to reduce the taxes on thie unprofitable property to the point where it will pay the taxes im By this means some of the I burden will be taken off the of the improved property ownersT they will sooner or later have to because once this unimproved property reverts to tho city it does not pay any and result of ibis years tax eale goes to show that it will nearly all revert the city if put up for With regard to the proposed income what you say as to there being great antipathy to this form of taxa tion is quite it is conceded to be one of the fairest tax es there Why should some people earning good salaries and not paying any oth er enjoy the of his home town or city at the expense of others The object of including everyone in the income tax is not for the pur pose of obtaining any considerable tax from the ordinary wage earner or moderate salaried but it is for the purpose of simplifying the en forcement of the If everyone has to pay no matter how there is notJJie difficulty of finding out who should pay and who should You might have stated in regard to this tax had youwished to do so that the tax imposed would bo on a sliding according to a mansability to and that It Is the intention to make the tax so light on the man earning a small that it would not be a and that unless his income tax exceeds his regular tax he would not pay any income As regards the increase of waterlknd Electric it is simply another way spreading uniformly a load that must be borne by our citizens The tax question is a sore particularly In this country whore such extravagant expenditures have been But the best was never too good for the people of the when most of our debts were We now have to pay this bill and there is no use hollering about It should also be borne in mind that in nearly all cases of large expendi tures the people sanctioned the ex whether wisely or not is not tliB The fact is that your council has no say in 80 of the annual expenditure this being what is known as fixed charges and is 20 per cent only of the annual expenditure is with in tho control of the It should also be borne In mind that in the matter of taxation the council have a very difficult and disagreeable subject to but one that is ab solutely essential to deal in or der that tho city become financially and In handling this vexed ques tion they are entitled at least to the fiympathy of the citizens and tho sup port of tho local Yours Commissioner of Public IT CHAMPION Pram Ow Own new CAMS at fhe flu occurred hen laat weekend a young named trtfsft and George Beth are doing bemg mild During the mat few been no cases re ported either fa town or the In the towne either side ot us It has eWkan out worse than ao wt art fwpsred for some re The houM by Sam til that was wed for a la being and will be occupied by McGregor In ft few The school reopened on December after being closed for seven with about BO per The vacancy on the caused by the resignation of Miss Has been filled by Miss Ruby of The new will be ready for occupation at New The church also reopened on Sun day with big congregations both at Tale and The ser vices for next Sunday be at Blusson school at and Champion at A number of new chain are being put Into the church to accommodate the growing Preparations for the Christmas tree and entertainment to be held at Marks hall on December 19th are under and a good program Is being Mad Creaa Notes By eale of masks Drug Duckers Sissons store Clevera Garage Total from sale of Free air box at 221 Names on quilt 1 button On IBS Total Work turned In one suit one knitted trench cap one pair socks Emma one handkerchief nine handkerchiefs two bags and two knitted face Signed The call from Ratt Cross toeadQuar ters is for continued ac tivity both in to raise and Geeson were visi tors at the parsonage for a few having broken their journey from Ed monton to Los where they are gwng for the owing to Geesone poor Lud the local police announces the sale of two head of cattle at the livery on December at 2 The epidemic of sales kaa struck may be proved by visiting almost any of the lodal All are reporting good The resumption of the regular train service last week is proving a boon to the local travelling A very pleasant house party waa held in honor ot Rots Maynard at his east of on Wed nesday and the twenty odd guests report an enjoyable Young Louis who has been staying with and Frank Smith for the last few left for his old near Los on Monday Nominstiona The annual meeting for nomination candidates for the village council was held on Monday Decem ber at Marks when five nomi nations were Unless two of that number withdraw before to there will be an election on Monday The nominees Frank Beau We are fortunate in having so many public spirited citizens to choose and no mistake can be made In electing any of the ones The Cook was called to military today to wind up his military TABER EVACUATE PRAGUE ian troops which threatened to cause Herious by their continued stay in Hohemia have begun the evacuation of official ad received here today i From The Taber minister of health for will address meet ings in connection with the Taber Municipal Hospital as follows Barn at Taber at 2 Grassy at 8 Every rate payer should attend thosemeetings and hear the hospital scheme ex plained and On Wednesday afternoon the town hall was the scene ot a very pleas ing on behalf of a number of the prevent ed a purse containing 1136 to Chief Paulds and Constable in ap preciation of the splendid services these gentlemen bad rendered during the epidemic of Both the chief and constable worked through out the epidemic In a manner which met with the enthusiastic Approval ot the and are well worthy of this expression of apprecia N The skating rink idea originated a few weeks ago among the boys ot the High school is some thing of a Some others have become enthused with the same and a rink will be in actual existence as soon as it is cold enough to produce The adjourned annual meeting ot the Taber Curling was held in the counWl chamber laat Wednesday and the follow ing lor WffS BBf Honorary Me flint Beeond IHftctftfttom Wild flan and Delegates to tho Laird aid Finance Wlllard and Rink McColl and Games Membership Shiells and It waii decided to fix the member ship fee mt and a membership headed by was appointed to canvass for new The crab expects to have about thirty new curlers this and anyone wishing to join should get in touch with the membership committee or any of the HICKED UP IN SSING POH THE BUSY MAN Johnson was elected mayor of Coleman by for 30 years a Palmer ston Is Blundell has resigned as pastor of Medicine Hat Baptist church to becomecity probation Henry superintendent of the nine rescue station at has gone to the Coast to The Bank of Commerce has bought a vacant lot alongside the Cypress club in Medicine Hat for of will become principal of Coleman school on The estate of the late Mu of is estimated to reach fifteen William of Lincoln county and exReeve of Orimsby is who retired last October from the position of general superintendent of the Ontario lines of the after 33 years in the ser vice of the was the recipient ot a gift of silver from the ana staff of the Ontario The London Dally Mail announces that Lord is taking proceed Ings for libel against in respect of an editorial article in its issue of Mon In the course of this which criticized some members of the Prime Ministers present the Daily Mail referred New ton as having found occasion for a joke in thfl debateon the tragic suffer ings of onr Vera Eastburn of waa awarded damages her breach of promise suit against Judge John Finehout by a jury at an elderly is judge the municipal Mrs Eastburn at the trial introduced a HOW MANY BEANB IN THE JAR The Hudsons Bay is giving away a Victory Bond for the nearest DOCTOR COULD NOTJELP HER But Lydia table Compound Saved Her from a Serious suffered some thief eeadful from a displacement and two very bad at tacks of inflamma My doctor said he could do nothing more for me ana I would have to go to the hospital for an bnt Lydia Pink barns Vegetable Compound end Sanative Wash entirely cured me of my troubles and I am now in good I am willing you should nse my testimonial and hope to benefit ether suffering women by so Operations upon women la onr hos pitals an constantly on the bat before submitting to an operation feralhaenta peculiar to their sex every wemaa owes it to herself to give that fameaa not and herb Lydia Pinkhams Vegetable a If complications exist write Lydia for j Buys this Victoria DC flta ot ycflf own choice tatte PRACTICAL PEACE TIME GOT No gift can give greater pleasure and pride tteft fto It will bring the greatest and beat entertalMMtt the home this aid will have even after years of Nothing else perhaps la ao sure to bftMtt fnl or a choice parcel of Victor else that will be more endurable or more v We Can Gift TOT UwictHtd Victrola aid Record Serrict There are about 9000 Vector Record by the worlds greatest baada aad orckes and serious We a few am bers Youll enjoy hearing gladly play them for Ever Bright and fair Marat Unfold Ye Trinity 74187 Star of Wllllame 70117 The Laddie Who Four t and Wen Lander 84768 Peer Oynt Suite 18296 Dawn of Leva Harp Neapolitan La Xylophone MeM 64727 Two FolkSonee ef Little RiiaMa 4UnMc 64037 Clang o the de Oerfett 18807 Tret N Tret BfttMrti 64687 Deep River with Orpheus Qt Aids 74563 Ave Maria SehubsrtWllhslm NOMt or THE vtCTMur sTTUivtw roict fOSf BALMORAL FIFTH LETHBRIDOB number of love letters which she clared Judge Finehout had written to thousand new members joined the United Farmers ot Ontario since the bigdeputation went to Otta wa last over the ooascriftlon secretary treasurer of the United of In the province of Ontario we have 616 United Fanners with a total membership of added II theSCpld dl lfktwbTthouiandrfarniliefTclosedTtJfeifl homes this they would smt fwelve loads of of fort y eats those who must stay who have by your own industry means to allow you to convenience and hardships of a ssvere every additional winter ia harder x bear and tells more Spend TWT In the Pacific Nortft Britith Wuhiagttn tot wutor la fceleiM f rosing peMMt taw j eiBHUf ana whersf yon wfu gate vitality eeatijw yeara i Seven Thouund ts ths FMJio If your amass aM fMUNo yom tkwi to sscepe yw bsalth aaC Ooel fru fetktit Nortkwirt Tourltt tl EmMUi llvi Mtrtxrt HOW MANY VARO8 OF SILKING ARC IN OUR SHOW WINDOW Rylanda are giving away a Pur Coat worth Freu for the nearest Also three Other valuable A coupon With every sale of or K I ;