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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THK f AGE SEVEN Immigration The Keystone of Reconstruction Obierratlomi by MaJorOeneral in thoso days of uncertainty and un with falling dynasties and the smirch of statesmen In may well plead for n contlnu MI co of unity and The iiiiw era of taconstruetlon In In other ttntento will difficulties second OTily to Jim Tho pait four yearn have done much 1 eradicate class distinctions and to obtain for erery man the right to no Jivn an to enjoy the amenities of 3r the people of Canada are to real thene of they iintlclpate the problems of reconstruc competing with foreign manufacturers who during the war have become ac customed to the advantages of mod ern machinery and as In the may be expected to enjoy the further advantage of cheaper Ute Our Own Maw Materiale in Manu facture At Home Europe emerges from the war hun gry for raw These she must have If her commercial suprem acy Is to be maintained and she hopes to get them unhindered by local re lion and lie prepared to deal horn In a comprehensive anada iihonld enjoy the highest tandard of living and all good Can ndlana must cooperate and as In cheerfully make whatever aacrl tices are neceteary to that The world cannot return to prewar stand Return Our separated as they have linen by of miles from their Jioinet and hare for fotir years carried for Canada the gnat inirden Of the No consideration jnust now permitted to Interfere with their Immediate return other than the limit of transport avail The policing of Europe cnn veil be left to nations who will con linns to maintain standing end particularly to the United has but recently appeared on Uio field of battle and has experienc ed comparatively few of tlie human nacrlflces of The early return of men and the expenditure at home of thtlr payroll or earnings or military as the cate may be IB In the Interests of national Early Demobilisation Our army should be demobilized as quickly as possible and our soldiers returned to civil Their employ ment In Canada as soldiers will not jnake either for efficiency or for their ubsorption In the Dullness fabric of UIG country i The usual peace time Industrial methods are infinitely pre ferable to any army No Unemployment Every soldier on his return to Can ada Is entitled to expect Any Outofwork Donations us are being put into effect in Great Britain quite aside from the sound ness of the scheme would be dis to Canadian manhood and particularly to tlie who should rot be asked to become the object of It would appear that the govern ment must arrange for tlte erivploy juent of a very considerable number of returning Why not in con Junction with the provinces provide Ills employment indirectly through imhltc such as deep waterpower de fc Improved branch land thus not only furnishing employ ment for our returned soldiers but at the same time assisting our indus triQH through the period of uncertain ly following the Such capital expenditure would surely be prefer able to a continuation of army pay In any form with little to show for A people who have so magnifi cently to the financial re increments of can I am sure be depended upon to supply the money necessary for public 1o enable their country to bridge suc cessfully the period of a view of making use of the ex jpnrience gained by our army engl noera overseas consideration might be given to the adoption of the United States system where all national Im provements are under the supervi fcion of their army Agriculture First In Reconstruction Canada is preeminently an agricul tural Its great wealth is Jot at the grass roots and must be ploughed Our success depends on pur agricultural palgn for such Ruropoan Immigration as wo Adoption of a Land Act Aa a result of war emergency mon nitron we have all become accustomed to the Interests of the individual giv ing way the good of llio The landhoarder should no longer he permitted hold undeveloped land to detriment of his A land act similar to the which would plarto at the disposal of Incoming settlers the lands tributary to the undeveloped rail in our Western provinces would result In thousand providing farms for many new This would greatly increase both the earnings of the rallxwys and the business of tho Under I ho Irish Act land Is taken over at appraised valuation and paid for by longLima with Central Theno who have no deslrn to return to the of their previous will imigrnto largely to Thn awaiting de mobilization will in ramp both in Great Britain and Km nee for some months to and offer an excel lent opportunity for colonization ef It should not hioverlooked that there are In Europe over young American who would make cxoellcnt citizens in and many of whom will not return to their prewar Many clvlllam well as officers ill iruat Britain AH who will soon be discharged from the nrmy have fixed incomes under the Increased of makes their social obli gations In Great Brituln a Irtlrden they hope to nnd hey are It was to he expected that pending demobilization of the army and the at there should a feeling that we would not be a position to accept the European Immigration which is certain to knock our door as soon as shipping facil ities will provide the necessary trans For the present commerce and Industry are liable to receive consld eratlon utmost to the exclusion of im Wlhllo these groat factors pr our national development coniti iute some of the principal foundation Btones to our arch of Immigration is the keystone without which the arch will Following the signing of peace there s certain to be a tremendous strug gle for the worlds trade and our new with its infant Mil he at a marked disadvantage in t Canada Is rich in The nest hope tor the future of our Industry and commerce resta In the development of our natur al resources and the Use ot our own raw materials In manufacture at supported by Increasing home consumption Canadian manufacturers might look forwafd with confidence to competing In the markets of the Farmers Value te Hie Country With only people we can not expect to employ efficiently the army of expert mechanics who have been trained during tbe Our country is capable of sustaining seven or eight times present population and with so much unoccupied land suitable for agriculture we should he able to bring about such an Increase in agricultural population as would not only in the consequent in crease in the soldiers and munition workers but would also re lieve the great burden of taxation which must necessarily follow If we are to increase and If our present population is to the full burden of our national It has been es timated that a thousand new farmers placed on the through their pro duction and will occasion such an increase in Industrial and commercial activities as will absorb several times their number thus it will be seen that a large increase in our fanners would toon absorb In the general business of the country such ot our soldiers and war workers as are not content tc become Not Too much must not be expected from the effort to place the returned Canadian soldier on the It has J been estimated that only about of our returning will be con tent to become The remain der will hope to be given un oppor tunity to return to their previous oc cupations or falling that to select fu ture vocations more to their This is not an unreasonable expecta How then Is Canada to develop rapidly its agricultural resources ex cept by Immigration to the land Restricted Immigration Until unemployment Is satisfactor ily overcome only such immigration should be admitted as is destined for tlie land and which has the necessary means to be ne cessitates a very big Increase in the money requirements of tbe incoming should have at least suf ficient funds to finance himself for his first three years residence in Can In this respect the immigrant from the United on account of his close proximity to his former home and his familiarity with the condi tions fof our might be treated on somewhat more favorable From an Imperial standpoint it is regretted that we find ourselves in a position where we cannot for the pre sent British immigrant who is sound both in body and This situation to some extent might be relieved by cooperation between our Government and certain British societies organized to financially sisfthe British soldier the Dominion might arrange for the land with a rea sonable acreage ready for the society the money for im livestock and other equip Offered by Neutral Countries Immigration will not wait the de government securities bearing a low looking to the dominions for a new rate of Our government These men imvn tlie means should he In a position to take over any privatelyowned landrequired for settlement at prewar value any In to purchase Improved farms in our older and would he quite successful In settled communities in the value undeveloped j where they would enjoy the advan tages of modern British for Canada The shortage of particular ly in western where so many men on the land are should have the serious consideration treaie land which IMS accrued since the war due to the high prices of agricul tural commodities resulting from the and ought not to bo paid for either by the government or the sol The when resold to the could be paid for by easy instalments spread over a long period of which would still put the government In funds to redeem Its land securities at The terms of repaymentshouM relieve the of any payments for the few of Ms thus enab ling him to take care of the neces sary expenditure for buildings and Opening Up of Scrub Canada has many million acros of scrub land admirably suited for farm ing once it is properly To do this economically requires tho use of heavy which is too ex pensive for the The gov with the cooperation of the might undertake the break ing up of a part of each This would furnish employment for a considerable number of of the tractors now in western front will soon be for PRESENTS FOR HIM known In boles ot 50 or kinds and all sired tins or glass well assorted variety o choose Itrler or Amber or Rubber Give him pleasure of coloring Meerschaum and cigarette holders and FOR HER do ntt but a box taken from our fine aeeortinunt of will certainly ARCADE FIFTH 8TRBET tOUTH of our immigratioi j of women taken In systematized and encouraged on u large The government well ask for the cooperation of tho religious nocietlos in bringing such desirable The de mand for domestic help and other op i portunitles for the employment of j women affords an avenue through which a large number of tho surplus women in the British Isles bo Induced to emigrate to Ui 1914 there were more women than men in and this unfortunate situation has been greatly aggravated by tincasualties of Over additional British women hav In war activities durin years large numb certain to find themselves out of CITY OF LETHBRIDGE BYLAW A Bylaw of the City of Lethbridge authorizing the issue and sale of Treasury Notes for the sum of to be designated Series C and bV Section 1 of Chapter 34 rinding Ihe Capital In income bearing the Statutes of Alberta passed in Public Utilities Waterworks Elec e been the vear it is provided that the trie Light and Street Railway of SL ingth past four Council mavby Bylaw raise money is of which no liber of these are j by way of the City Treaeury Notes uppart of the principal or interest there Many employment at an curly A cept the current year s taxes anil ma use on the to the munition plants and other war such Treasury Notes to secure on any unpaid taxes due to the ex of is in and Whereas thin Bylaw shall take ef fect on the day of the finkl passing tU lllu iHUIIlLltJll JJlilU in til i it ui j LU i u activities in the north of the said such loan to be payable with the desirability economical and an imperial stand good lion upon all unpaid taxes clue point of getting many of magnii at the time of the passing of the said would furnish admirable power for land Extent and Value of Immigration On the basis of prewar coloniza tion Canada might look forward to an immigration from Europe for the first five years following the war of iree million Twothirds of ish people would welcome and assist CUrrciil years when collected WUaiUill II Wilt Will ryuuil uc ni CIULI r ica 111 i iit LH i n They will be sold at scrap and Scotland and Ireland impresses one within a period not to exceed live Now the Municipal Council an and the said notes shiall be ot the cljy o Lethbridge duly assem enacts as follows For the purpose of proposition A aforesaid the sum ot shall be borrowed on the credit of the flcout who are but counter parts of our to emigrate to Canada and thus become mothers of our future The Brit passing of this Bylaw except the and Whereas it is expedient all arrears of flue at tho lime of city ol and for the pur Great Britain alone a selected immii able to bring over many thousands year 1914 prjor thereto j Proposition B of the City of Leth S1 fl 4 Q C1 SUFFiRING CUTS GIVE THIS m THE GOLD Lot folks step on you feet hereaft wear shoes a size smaller if you for corns will again send Moctric sparks of pain through kccordlng to this Cincinnati He says that a few drops ot a drug ailed applied directly upon t aching instantly re lievos and soon the entire root and lifts right Thltl drug Is a sticky ether com but driei at once and simply lirlvclK up the corn without Inflam ng or even irritating the surrounding It IK claimed that a quarter of an unce of freestone obtained at any iriig store will but I1 ufficlent to remove el hard or loft corn or callus fejeu this especially JS feu are u FMiian reader O mobilization of war forces longer than shipping conditions Ad vantage must be taken of the desire of the emigrant to move before he be comes again tied down to some occu patlon in his own H we are to get tbe class of Immigration we desire we must be prepared to take early tidvaiitago of the bitua Millions of soldiers of tho great war have already decided that they will not return to their previous in door and will emigrate to the western A considerable percentage of this emigration will gq direct to the No country is re ceivlng more favorable consideration than but if we are not in i position to accept the emigrant he will go principally to the countries of South which having assumed no share of the bur den of the worlds have the ad vantage of low taxation to Probable European Emigration will not be looked on with favor by many countries in where the effect of deplete manhood will soon be 1 is to be expected that some ofthem will resent a further drain of theii best and will increatti their restrictions on emigration ac It would not seem pos that Great Britain can afford to discourage or prevent emt gration to her Dominions if she i to maintain the supremacy of BritUh which she undoubtedly wishes to No Immigration Next Vear The return of Dominion soldiers including their t their homes will require all th available ships for at least the sun mer of 1919 so that there will b uo Immigration ot importance to Cai ada next We therefore have breathing space iu policy immigration and existent tne outbreak war can IM feclded upon and put tnt it will require inately u year to gut no tim should be lost in teglnntnf M cam vho would bring with them in cath or redit an average of This ew wealth would aggregate half of jur present interestbearing Canadas total Immigration during the next five even on much re tricted should bring cash into he country far in excess of our en ire national Such new credit will go far to offset the balance of rade with the discontinuance f the manufacture of munitions arid he possibility of an industrial de is likely to be against Can ada again in the near The levelopments resulting from such im migration would add greatly to our national reduce the burden of iur increase our industrial and commercial and in one way or another absorb all of our present war We have nothing to fear rom our present national obligations we quickly develop the natural re sources ot our Moderate Taxea Essential The emigrant from Europe leaves his old home largely in the hope of avoiding the extreme burden which he worlds war has placed on his He is certain to look care ully into the question of taxes when selecting his now and will make choice It is of great Importance that uch an immigration would be suit ble only for the Industrial needs of he and consequently can ot be received until a new develop lent creates a demand for the of Proposition sum of on the credit of aforesaid the shall be the City borrowed of Leth this The difficulties of Oy the City of Lethbridge shall be taking care of female it would Canadian which has estab De known as the Treasury Note Trust Lethbridge are hereby authorized and lished such an enviable reputation Account and the money so deposited o makej sjgn anit attach the emigration are deposited in a Savings Bank account Bridge and for those purposes the rt appear that our in some chartered Bank or Banks to Mayor alui Clerk of the City of careful survey of present conditions j might be employed by our jn the Savings Bank Account shall be n Great Britain justifies the expecta government to take up this great f0r the sole purpose of redeem ion that with an aggressive colonlza Imperial and with the lllg the Treasury Notes hereby auth ion organization Canada should Re assistance of the and other orized as they become and ure during the next five years from religious organizations in be the amount of unpaid tax of the City of Loth Treasury Notes for corporate Seal bridge to 111 proposition A for the sum of each ami 15 Treasury Notes for the sum of J each for ration of at least I of clearminded British U requires no prophet to see the great influence which such an immi gration would havenot only on development of our western provinces but also on the future maintenance of British and imperial sentiment iu Continuing Canadian Overaeae The Canadian might well be utilized by the government in all its emigration offices in Great Brit It would be much regretted if after the excellent record this or ganization has made overseas it is permitted to become purely local in its activities ami not utilized in con nection with such a human business as Avoid the Unfits In the campaign for emigration both of men and women great care should be taken to avoid large cen such as anil other placea where tlie class of emigrant is not of the physique suitaBle to our new Many Britishers have a miscon taxes In Canada should be as moder ateas possible and not unduly bur at least for the V Unity in Colonization Effort The war should relegate to the offi cial scrap heap the old indirect meth ods of diplomacy and business which Save in the past to a large extent prevailed in Social duties ihould no longer form the major por tion of official Tho world now realizes that efficiency can best be obtained by direct Coordination and cooperation of kin dred interests are the order of the Prewar immigration like other prewar must bo Our colonization organiza tion overseas should get into The rivalry existing between provinces through their various London offices should be It is imma terial where the settler locates in Canada so long as he Is within the He should be settled In the farming district which best suits his requirements quite regardless ot any The time has Un doubtedly arrived when our high com to Great Britain should be our real active business head and supervise our colonization He should coordinate and di rect the work now carried on by the various each proclaiming its own frequently to tho detri ment at a neighboring and not always with due regard to the needs of the new Adoption of New Methode Our prewar immigration literature no longer answers It thould be rewritten in harmony with our new Immigration setting forth the new restrictions and appeal ing only for settlers to the The exhibitions of our agricultural exhibition books and magazines should all be made use The as well as good descriptive Canadian affords an excellent means of reach Ing Scandinavia and other countries where direct colonization efforts are not Scandinavian countries aru filled due to the City of Lethbridge is SI and Whereas amount of unpaid tax bridge to be designated as to Propo sition A as Series C and as to Proposition B as Series D ami aa es for the vear 10 5 due to the City to Proposition A be of Lethbridge is and bered from Number 1 to 111 nclusive Whereas the amount of unpaid tax aggrega the sum of es for the year 1910 due to the City of Lethbridge is and Whereas the amount of unpaid tax es for the year 1017 due to the City Of Lethbridge Is and Whereas all moneys heretofore bor rowed of temporal loan to and as to Proposition B they shall be numbered from 1 to 15 inclusive aggregating the sum ot and to bear interest at the rate of per centum payable half yearly and having at tached thereto for the payment of in 332 7th by Dorothy Rentier who is appointed Deputy Re turning Officer to take the The Mayor of the City shall at tend at his office In the City Hall in the City of Lethbridge on Saturday the 4th day of January 1919 at the hour of 11 oclock in the forenoon and If requested will appoint by writing signed by two pereone to attend at tho fiiiel summing up of the votes and one person to attend at each poll place on behalf of the peraons In terested in promoting the pawing of this Bylaw and a like number on be half of the persons Interested in op The City Clerk shall attend at his office In the City Hall In the City of Lethbridge at the hour ot 11 oclock In the forenoon on the day of January 1919 and shall sum up the number of votes for and against the Bylaw Bead n time this nth day ot December Donald City Read a second time this llth day ol December Donald City Read a third time and passed la open council this day ol the Each of the said Treasury ceptiou as to our and par ticularly among British women there Is an entire lack of appreciation of the modern conveniences which we and an unfounded fear of lone soliieness in a new and sparsely settled Tiiefee two are the principal obstacles to be overcome so far as womeu are Capitalize the Work of Our Soldiers It would be difficult to overestl mate the tremendous ad vantageous advertising which Canada has received through the fighting re cord of her men on he field of The high standard which they have set in Europe accepted as typical of As a result hun dreds of thousands of people of this continent are looking to us for their future The benefits which we will receive from the history of our mou on the western front continue for a and if proper advantage is taken of same we should bo able to choose the best of the European emigration for years to To Europe and the world now appears as a liianks to nur fighting Let us capitalize the reputation our army has by aggressive colonization which will obtain for us both the men and the money wo require to develop the natural rasources of cur country and enable us to successfully iarry on during the psrlod of recon struction which is at collection of the taxes for the year 1914 and prior thereto and for the year 1915 and for the year 1916 and for the year have been and tho purposes for which the said unpaid taxes for the year 1914 and prior thereto and for the year 1015 and the year 1U16 and for the year were imposed and have been met satisfied and discharg and Whereas it is necessary in tho In terest of the health of the in habitants of the City of Lethbridge that a suppljj of purer water be pro vided and tlut a filtration plant be in at an estimated cost of and Whereas plans and specifications of the proposed works including the Fil tration Plant and an analysis of tho water havo been submitted to and approved of by the Provincial Board ot Health and a certificate of such approval signed by the Chairman aa Public Health to this required by the has been issued and Whereas a Bylaw has been passed and Treasury Notes have been Issued and sold for the purpose of paying for the above mentioned work and Notes and the coupons attached thers to shall he payable in gold coin of lawful money of at the princi pal office of tlie Bank of Montreal in and in each of the Cities of Mont Canada or in gold cola of tho of of the pres ent standard ot weight and fineness at the office of the said bank in tho City of New York in the State of New York in the United States or at the holders The said Treasury Notes shflll City SCHEDULE tA Canada Province of Alberta City of Series C TREASURY NOTE Under tlie authority of the Leth bridge Charter and of Bylaw 328 of the City of Lethbridge pawed on the day of 1918 the said City of Lethbridge hereby promises to pay to the bearer the sum of One Thousand in gold coin of lawful money bear date the first day of February i Canada at tne oj the Bank 1919 and shall mature in 5 years after of Montreal id the CKy of the date of the and the Interest England or n the City K thereon shall bo payable the first Aiberta or ln day of February and the first day of jn August in each year during the cur1 or the sum rency The coupons attached I Dollars m coin of the United to each of the said Treasury Notes State8 ot Americu ot its present stand the City of the City of shall be signed by the City The signatures on such coupons may be lithographed or ard of weight and fineness at the of fice of the Bank ot Montreal in the City of New York in the state of New The Treasury Notes hereby auj york in the United states ot America thorized to be issued may be in the al the hoider9 option on the First day form set forth in Schedule A hereto of Febniary without days of or to the liku grace and to pay interest thereon in may issue and the meaatime at the rate of six per I centum per annum half yearly on the lul first day of February and ot August the said Treasury Notes are now be a first charge on all unpaid taxes Jn each year to the bearer ot the an the City for the year 1914 and nexed coupons upon presentation Prior hereto and for the year tnereof at any of the said offices ae able by the Council to issue long term and for the year 1916 and for the year they become debentures for the purpose ot paying 1917 at the time of the passing of this tho Said Treasury The said Treasury Notes shall and it is not deemed advis tho said Treasury but that fur ther Treasury Notes should be issued for the eaid which shall bo called Proposition A an4 Whereas it is deemed advisable by tho Council for the protection of tho properly of the City from fire to pur chasea new fire engine at an estimat ed cost of which shall be called Proposition B and Whereas the Council of the City ot Lethbridge deem it expedient for the Bylaw and all such unpaid taxes shall when as collected be deposited in a Savings Bank Account to bo known as Tho Treasury Note Trust Ac count to be kept in some chartered Bank or to be approved by a resolution of Council and shall bo used for the purpose of redeeming the Treasury Notes hereby authorized to bp issued and This Bylaw shall before the final passing thereof receive the assent of This Treasury Note is one of a ser ies of 111 Treasury Notes Numbered 1 to 111 both inclusive of like tenor and effect for all of which are a general liability of the lty of Lethbridge and are ateo a first charge on all unpaid taxes due to the City for the years 1914 and prior thereto and for the year and for the year and for the year Dated at Lethbridge this day of ADDRESS OF WELCOME Wilson was today handed an address of wel come by the Central Union of French purpose of proposition A aforesaid twothirds of I he duly qualified bur to borrow tho sum of fend for the purpose of proposition B aforesaid borrow the eum of by the issue and sale of Treasury i Notes tor the sums bearing Interest at the rate of six per centum per payable half yearly which is the amount of the debt intended to bo and Whereas it is expedient to make the Agriculturist Associations on of its affiliated organizations behalf gusses voting thereon as to each pro i That Donald the Clerk of the City ot Lothbridge be and he is hereby appointed to perform the duties of Returning That the votes of burgesses City NOTICE Notice is hereby given that above is a true copy of a proposed TAX ON PROFITS payable years next after the date on which the Bylaw takes and Wheruas It is expedient to make such Treasury Notes a first charge on FROM CHILD LABOR ill unpaid taxes duo to tho City for qualified to votu on this Bylaw shall Bylaw which has been introduced an4 bo taken this Bylaw on Monday which may he finally passed by the sixth day ot January 1919 Council of tho City of Lethbridge of the assent of the bur gesses being obtained thereto after afternoon and the pollu shall be one mouth from the first publication oil and tho votes shall be taken the of the proposed Bylaw and of this following places and by the Deputy Notice in the Lethbridge Herald news Huturning Officers hereinafter puper published in the City of Leth principal of the said Treasury Notes the hours of Nine oclock in the payable within a period of five f the forenoon and eight oclock in tho ges of n coinimUco amendment imposing a 10 per tax on profits from I child labor products entering inter state commerce was this only action of the sspato yesterday on the war revenue Tho bill was f0 to with Democrats from south tho year 1914 and prior thereto and la for Ihe yeur 1915 Hfitl for the year lying 1Uli uiul tho ycur uul bridge and that the date of the first For that portion of the City publication is the 12th day of Decem orth of the main line of the ber 101S and that upon the 6th ecu btates ousting all tUa negative Canadian Pacific Hallway HI the Gymday of January 1919 and at the places Whereas tlui amount of the assets nasium Building of the Wostmneter fixed for the takiug of the votes of able property in the City according by Harry who is ap the tew voting thereon will to thn last rovlvail assessment roll being tho Hull for the year is anil the ratable portion of which Is and Whereas the amount of tho exist ing debentures debt of the Citv pointed Deputy Returning Oflicor to be held between tbe hours of 9 oclock take tho in the forenoon and 8 oclock b lor that portion of the City OUy Ad U lying South of tho main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway at the City nffii in IHv Uull ;