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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 23, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta i'AQE FOUR THE 1.ET11RRIDGE- DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, DECEMUER 23, 1913 L1ETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD 'EGTABVISHED'beCEMBER 1H7 5 Published bj Ihe Lethor'djs Hirjld Printing Co., Ltd., every list. v fat evening it its office. Sixth Street, Lethbrldgi. Alberta, Canllia. PHONE: 1224 T. W. eUAYLl JOHN TOHRAriCI PHONE: And 1252 DAILY 1 jfir months, delivered defircred 91.00 PTIOX RATtt I year, by cull .......S3.03 Dentil, or mall 51.50 3 months, bjr mall...... 75: I conti. delivered l mcnti. by nail ......Of- chained u ellea u 4Mlreo. fc-jt frilh mtw addresses fce tfYea. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALI AT Crocs Drug Brw. fc Book. J: 0. Rci- Co.; Alexandra Hotel: Peo- ple's DrJs Slort; Kenny t Allln; Lethbridsa Dlam'-nd D'Arc, MEdiclne .Hit AcslBlbolt HoieL _D. FeJluioc. t Mur- PhF Co.; CriDljroot Book Kewi Company. PincHer UeCrea- Mltcieli Dnn: Co.-......'. Vancouver TVorld Newf1 Co.; Nen; Stop, 415 Gnnirell Street........ 4f Co. 705 Hirer Siie- Areaui. G.-j.iy Lilt Co- hen Asancy. Hook and Neva Store, 109A Sib. Wesl; Nem Co. Plnchtr-Station Gavfird Rnd SI, Km Co. Knot dea. KITS Co THE WEEKLY HIRALD rubUshu TT'tatjisT In jrTBeW nmwu ot ibft tewa ol the THk. Ifceal aca dlilllel :I yeir ID adnnca 1l.oo" 6 months In Kc x i mastrr's grulilutle. HpinjJ out of work mul eosi of living soaring does not [iruiluiT conditions which o for lii-filim; economic iirguiiienls or clivci'ing in Iliiy-wuvors. A prosperous west mtr'aiis a prosucrous oiisl.'iuul Hie of llic wcsl should li given 'sonic wliut is best. The farmers for broad u'lid ;i slonc. THE INCREMENT TAX[ This slono srvms to' have some of llie qualities of ii boomerang- v. THE MAHKETIXG OF FARM I'KOUIICE. IT IS a common snyiiijj iiiiuing fanners Hint qxlerybwly is IIIOIP or less anxious to leach llioin llicir business. SLriclly spwikiiisJ tluno is ;i yooil of Inilli in Ibis. IHil Ilicrc is i> reason, inn! a very yooil for lliis aiixicly in llic Cui'incr's callmn- i liis purlicul-.n' iiuliislry.is one on wliirli' every oiii; in 'n ODi diivclly, ur iiidireflly, dr'pvuds. Tlic prosperity'- of. in Wcslrm Cniuuli, is rclKtk-il in llic pi ospuriK nf. (lie cilii's ;uul Iho This bring so ihj-rc ciumol bill be u inieVcsl iiiteu in llic agvi- ciilluiisl, anil any liinl Ilivown ouris'fur Ins bunrlit lo rclum in due time :i intnsnix' of the siuuc, GREAT POSSIBILITIES AHEAD. ucflVlhal Hie be urq- j-yided mlh.lhc walcrTeimircd Jo jrri gale the lands there, is of .ilJlore th; ore passing importance, irrigation-lias ils critics but 'lliey grinil. .Irrigaliori'" properly :ure will nrofil. :-ji The farmer's occupniion is an cducalivc so, haps, lliLin niiy oilier. There is.iilniiys in it he Icariil, even (hough. Ihc industry is Ihc oldest m-ihc world. brings us lo Die iniilliT of marketing his ]irodUce, by iidinicaiis Hie least imporlanl of Ihe. duties of a good Our atlcntipii hns been called lp a linn ;il Nulson, B. C., jo.il Nulson, B. C., jo.il lo Uic'shiii- nicnl of hay aiid straw, liud a complaint is made to Ihe cffccjpf Ihcre being a shortage of weight, which, while in no WHY n te car nniounc o pounssor.on rc. r words the consignee luul lo pay the freight on Ihe tbs. bill the shipper Xvilh This meant a loss- to Ihc siiipper, is one of the surest guarantees of proDtablcfn rming. have not reached the acme of perfection in irrigated farming (iislricl yet, bul Ihc will bring .our. inici'Uic forefront as. the richesl'and inbsl valuable agricnl- siurnl scclibh of the west: 11 is llic hope of our mixed farming "jidcas. Unquestionably Ihe irrigated lands in proper hands can be ,-jiiade Ihe most productive in hays and grasses of'any part of the and following llicsc crops must come slock raising ou a .jbrge scale. The extension of Ihe irrigated area lo include the counlfr'eiit lo widens llic of our irrighlcil district uml incicascs Ihe ngricuUural wcalUi of the districl. Irngated always commands a high price because il is nlmosl sure lo be '.'a crop ruiscr no matter (he nature of Hie Us suilahility mixcri farming also enhances its value-greatly. The provision; this great nrljficial system of walering Ihc land will put up the :ralue''bf; farms in 'Ilic'Taber dislricr.and .'will also uifikc'prac- lically fcrjain-a.sure crpp and development of mixed -farming to Ihc east of us. Authorities advise us that the land to Taher is admirably suiJcd for irrigation purposes. The Source of .water supply is. undoubted as' the Chin Coulee can he made to hold sufficient jo keep alj the new. Icrnlory well supplied. A vision of Hie future sees Lclhbrjilgc Ihc centre of a vasl country, a country rich in' ils'ngricuilural production, "not of grains alone but of all (hat is expected lo come from Ilie grain, bye stock nnd Iheir bye products, and i.'sven fruit growing on a.markelablescule. ing on llic honesty of iinyone concerned, calls altcntion lo Ihc slackness of liicllioils in Ihc milking .up of llic ininiinuiiron a car is lliousaud.ppuiuls. In Ihe case, in point Ihe car was billed pounds. Tills wilh the nge ou the car anioiinjcd lo" on freight. Or.iii oilier v nntl bill iind musl be consequently, not only discouraging io him, hiit nlso vc-vatious lo llic consignee. It.jimsl be, as the liiller sliilcs, pre- fcrrahle Io have a car clicck up full weight and the liii-ii imiim c'nr _ Here Ilieii is sbinclliing for Ihc farmer lo lay liql'ij of. Lnrjjui- iiinrkets il js-'cssenUni ijfiii these markets Tlus.is.only.possiiilc lowing business methods which, when Ilia i.iiiliis jrip'i! farmer will Jie'ijlad to profit by. 'Tlic ilriii in'question draws-allciilion lo Ihe fad- Ilia! .jilt prairie hay is baled wilh two wires, which is a very unsatisfactory way. to have it baled; as (lip bales do nol slond ;iny rough handling. 'he-liny il obtains from is always baled with llirce the sizes'of'llie bales arc large and they load inlo a car erfccllv. Rightly observes lhal a movement oiiglnMp c slarled ainoiigtihe Yiiiy" giwvcrs of Soulhern Albcrla to put heir hjiy THE EAST AND THE WEST. THE news from Onlario revealing llic fact lhal factories are idle and wdrkmcn walking the slreets out of work gives food for reHeclion on Ihe part of Ihc people of Canada. Ontario voted against ..the inlercsls of Western Canada in it is ajhatlcr of jvondcrwho- have heen Ihe same had-Hie result of lhal rlcelioji Iweri.differcnl. -TJie Herald is.nol charging government is enlirely'respoiisibie for Ihc hard there is no doubt hut lhal it is in parl.rcsnpnsiblc, nnd before goO( times come again in a satisfactory 'nicjiaurp ijicrc vill havi) 16 be provision made for 'competitive improved prices for produce. Nearly every dollar Ihc farmer makes now i; collected frdrn him and stnl back, lo Chicago; Toronto, Monlrea! nnd other oaslcrn centres. Very lillle nibncj' remains in Ihe west nnd with the supply shut off by the banks and loan agencies, t Very sniall piirl of what gots easlis'iiow returned lo the The report comes lhal ovcr'jl.OOO' men are idle in lillle (own nf Smith's 1'alls Ilirongli Hie implejiicnl faclories hciiifl closed down. This is due western coiidi lions, mul yc Hie clcclofVof thai lown by' ii'large Indjorify-iri 1911 refused l( conscnl (o (he western farmers being given n competitive market The reciprocity pnc.l did nol affect the. manufacturers al all, Im Ihc industrial vole'was stampeded inlo believing thai il did, am (he conscquencc.ia Ijial lhcsc.workers lia'yc thp..privilege o -vvilkiiifj Ihe.slrccts. Kaslcrn maiinfaclu.rer's arc nearly ailogelhc dcpciidcul on the wcsl, bul so jealous are.'they Ihc west migh dtmnjid the right lo buy in Ihc inarkcls, they refuse lo Hie farmers the slightest relief froin restrictive markets in selliri Thc-fnrmcrs arc now selling ul a loss. They niigl have'in a competitive markcl'sold nl a profit. The fiirmcr lliink that he would Jrjvc benefillcd under reciprocity, hut he wns lol that lie didn't knmv his own business nnd was denied Ihe oppor lunily of proving llic benefits of competition. The rcsull lo.da is thai llie-wcstcrn farmer has not enough money with which I inccl ouh'galio'ns and certainly has no surplus with which to hu cnslcrn manufacliired products. As a'rcsull llic'nrlizait in cnslcr cities is walking llic streets. The western farmer can well affor to look with complaisance on Ihc idle thousands in.Iinslcrn Can nda.and ,'is rclrihiifion for the mosl unfair deal eve given'a ncvy The eastern ar.liVah 'marched to Ihc balh pox under the lash of.his master and he is now experiencing Ihc lie iuelhod of IT _ _' _ 1-liiV. arifl'it is for hiiirto endeavor by agitation any rale to llic iiii- lorlance larkcf :e of preparing- ypjir the best isfiij.i llic OUIi The DominionJjovernmcni might at leasl giyiju's thai hijge elcscope which wcst.-llecaiisc we have (he idk of the sunshiny days.- There arc a record bunch of good little Willies' and Mnijgics n the country a( present. Dear old .Santa lyis. bis.cyes. on hem. ]'._'.. v. The way talks financial situation one ld conclude lhal the situation bad been arranged, for he flxiL period for business to pick up.nnd then says will be mpant again'.' How docs he know unless he is in a litlle'cliqu at has created the "situation and cnri change il al The legislature of Alberta should not be so free, in gran ling charters lo chilis. 'Far lob many of the recently crc'ated.clubs arc merely 'drinking and'gambling-joints. The old Ijiiie social club" serves its purpose nnd in very few cases did any of.them in this irovincc become-ii nuisance. II might be well if in the.future Ihc legislature -went llirougli.requests for club charters good deal closer scrutiny than they have in the jmsl. ---Tlie pioneers are fast passing away. George Ho'uk and How'-; ell Harris will soon he among Ihe last of the early traders. their rcmimsccpct's.of-those days when Ihe buffalo and Imiiim held sway oil tiio prairies could nol be collnclcd and preserved. Albcrla has a if w'u do not gel busy soon Jl will Iw'for- in nnpllier fjciicrnlion.' Local hislory is worthy of preser- vation. A ijrresiiouueul w riles to the Cal- fiftry Standard frvui Kdiiiouton as fol- lows: Otticb'.s ot ihe 1 Titles Office In Muiontou csltmato tnat tue reveuuo the Incremfni lax on ucreased laud which became peratlve on October 27. will amount o fully Jl.QOO.OOO during the first year This mouey. It come irough ll'.e assurance (uuJ. upon Uia gpverumeni rellea ID piar- oteelug bud HUea andtr Iho Torrens ct. KoiiT Arthur Slfion, iircmler and ctlng treasurer ot lie provluco. Ihp probable receipts al J210.- 00 lu presenting bis budget'.to the 's Oiwrallon of Uie uew just how It worts. The rc- elpts ot the lanil office In KJwuulon n 'October 29. d uarual day so (ar B3 ho Yolpine ot business transacted. Is concerned, amouuted to of vnlch 544.S5 was collected on the In- taxi UiC'rest being attrluutcil o'ars'jrance fund receipts is provld- d'for'uuiler the' law previous io the or the Increment tas. This outcome oE.the Increment las 3 al through the clrcumstanca bal whereas to payment on he assurance fund It has heretofore >een to too profit of those ransfefa' to" make declarations of tne' actual happens, by ibe vorlUng'iif the Inore- mbyf laV, that'll "non- stands" parties eglalcTlrlg Iransters In hand to nialie he'dKiar'aUohs up to full value. later, ou te made, .lo piy 5 icr'ceril.'-uiion amounts on which, by B'Mowbf declaration, they can now iavc bDe-ailh. lo onc-lenth 'of one per A specllic InElance will probably ih'oit'test how. Uie circumstances workout.' A firm o[ realty brokers In E'Jmonton seat to thl land oMce for a parcel of Jnjper avenue properly, Ihe purchase ol which fia'd ;ee'n commenced some and which .bad. only, recently been coin pteted and.put Into shape lor transfer, rhe'cuslom at the land office hag been aecSpt Uie aBldavIt ot parties lei-Ing as lo Ihe value ,ol Uie iiarce'l resislereJ. furiij.-ls collected upon cents per ilOS. ot" U-.e flrsl I5COO of Increase Ihe value and 10 cents per subsetfuent Increases. The >alue.of the- pro wrly.- in -.Ihe particular Instance it rerredjp.waa all .beeu .llie pur- prlce-of some dls :ant .date .vrhen .ILe purchusa, -vas uDdertaten. But a comparlion of .out in the .decIaraUrin-'-n-lth .he clty: aseessinent showed tiuil Ihe UJIOQ ivblch. l.hc valuation for was given at'f actually 'appeared lo Llie 500 and 10 1100. on. the Bubsequon acltally laid1 IBB" founda lloh'tor Ihe.cillectton bjrthe govern ment" at EO'me fulure-date when'lh next .transfer would be made of Incre of D'per'cent. upon ilii Jrhole ol the. he brought liia alalement of valuation u] (p-a-leve] with ihe city's as'seEBmen valnaMonj the province" thereby ncl Ifn'g J29 toward assurance luni] ivhlch under Ihe dlJ not'hiv come fnlb.lrio public treasury. Another -specific Instance I aiupu'nfa Ihus hroughl-io the provlnc iaB-lhi! sale'of a uloct; of acreae properly adjoining Ihe western clt H.rnlU, where Hje valuatloD of ajquar er" ae'cflori, acres, was given D but upon cordparslcn wit lie'cjly's. asseBsmcnl., was hown I >c worlh the .lesurancc fun benefited to the exient of lh lavment of Tola gain In llie amojint collccte Ihrougn; llie .-assurance fund la lh Bhbfrn so-far, In the workln of .tr.o .Increment las law, lalcly eil hy the Alberta an howlso-mu'ch dlscuaaed among realt men-and others. Tho .high aases menl-of Edmonlon.'properly, again whldi there was much protcitlng u on" of 'ipeculallve properl o tlios an n Burglary :at Rose's Store V Our XmaB Lratie'has been BQ phenomC'nnl thai apparently some n'ould-lie tualomera -could 'nol be c'.icndcd lo (n (lie .ordinary' I: ours, bill bur goods ID them eo utronglj' ifioy paid us z during (he riffilit, V.A (he skHgnt micl secured a choice aEEorlmcnl of seasonable Fortunately they overloiiked a fresh shipment of NECKWEAR AND FANCY G06DS Pfliich hail rc-t-been unpacked, so we shall not bo Fiipnlying Vour 'refiulrctncnlB. Mrikc y'our, purchased .cflrly and disapiiotntmcnt before ATiy'olncr midnight custornCra supply their JAS. S, ROSE PHONE 1817. (The PifKcular Man'l Wear-min) 1'IIONE No. 005 1'IIOJS'K No. CGu THE TOWER OF BABEL NOW ON VIEW UNIQUE SHOW OF XMAS AND NEW YEAR PRESENTS LIST Wines Liqueurs Mummi CtiampigneT pints. Meet i.Cliandon (White Seal) plnls. Nath. Johnttopi Sauttrn Barton Saultrn Duff Gordon Hartmanj Sparkling Burgundy Three Stir Cratt Walnut Port SJnLoi Old Port Cruiadd Three Crown FJiie Old Port Invalid Wincarnli" Nelrtiielner Chunle." Gfngcr for the 1 UdltiT. Amer. Picon Grenadine l Curacao Maraschino de Menlhc Cream de Cacao Kumcl Chartreuse Bcnedtcllnc Spirits ALL BRANDS OF Whlsklei Gins ALL SOFT DRINKS. J.B.REUTER'S MERCHANT --NEXt HIGINBOTHAM'S, FIFTH STREET saessor'B office, with a telephone al Is he is being accord- d... every -op'poftuntly by Thomas Talker, assesaor'-for lo itermlue -Immediately the values of (lied for reglslrallon. the first 'year unlll. a largo parcels..of the. sppculallvo iropertjv.In Uhe'-clty turn- id 51 probably be Deceaparj1 bal llie.land office official be maln- i .city, assessor's 'office. But cncc a valuation has become fixed n the land office a IraHsier, foturc o the assessor's rolls Is unecesPary, he s'jhscquent upqn which he Incremenl tax wlH'Sb'e colleMcJ, being calculated from tht value given u .the So. far, IhV.collecllons upon acounl of increm'eril niunlng for. trie'first, four and lie dfspaflLy'between' this eessmcnl" 'val'uado'n "ahfl 'the" 'sale price of greater, Uie collecllons will nalurally 'eutli has been calcu- aled11ihat the goverm'e'nr. throughout ,Uie province of Alberta1 on'j.accou.nt of Increment tax during-.the. current year, win bB more -than which, Incl- dcntiy.'-'every" "dollar will be taken In" land values already The'total valuation for. assessment puriwae" iri' F.rtmorilorL this.-.year 13 "ori: land valuea only, against whlcli'.Trlll give the cfty a rev- enue bfahoul The-vnlua- lion lajl year was wilh s Ui levy o! '12-mllls. The valuation waj In 1S02 and I073.C93 In ifl92.; There li.nq lii upon buildings and stocfc, buHlness, machinery, peTEonal properly or- In- fact, no indirect lax of any kind. William MaeAdams; edllor .of Tile. Capllal, Ihe.l'jnlor government news- paper. In "tdmonlon, says'in an edit- orial deallng-.itllh' the new order of "Willie'It riot to expected lhal Ihe Irici'e'inent- las- as a fixed n'rln- cipio In the: economies ol Die prov- not be accepted without protest from (hose who w. out having rendered adenuale Bcrvlct'to 'Ihe counlry. Jiave profiled by-an Id land values, It. Is, nevertheless, .ilready. apparent Ihpt llie lax tp-lw a popular-otio gr'eal bulk of 'Hie people of Lho jtrovjncp, '.'Through the Increment ta.t fn_ Great Britain, LJoyd George" has un- Imprpveracnls upon eu'cli a gigantic as apouriU praclkally Lo a reconstruction Ihc public works 'ol llic HrJtlEh-l.sk's, and ILc surprise llial has Lce'n "brought home to tlic DrltlBkcro Is lliat.tbrbugh lie ItnproTcmcnls sucli as Itie Ijuldlng of new roads and public buildings, a new increment Is crcat- wlijle ft brings new' sources- to "the govern- ment, also tirLngs 'ucu- profit La tbc InycEtors, wiio' hcd. pruviausly proleil- edjagfiinsi'tlie original' levying of ths tax. -_ "In Alberta, sq it lias already, been esllmatedjbpsp'mo in a" r.osillbn to Itr.ow wheredr. they. silcatl 'the collec- tions from the Increment "may amount to map nili cent .'and will, naturally ahiounl jo much rf.ore thnu that In'snlise'fiiJL-nL the Alberta government follow the usapnple .ol.the llrllisJi gov- crnmcril, and decide to devote ilic arising out pf-Uio increment !ax lo some comprehensive sclienio of province-wide- Improvement, such as a program would giro every. farmer tri tho [irovincc llic advantagG oF genuinely ;ood roa'l3, tlic- day will when Ihc' taxing' of (lid IncriQinent will bo aS'tlic proper' lunctlon .of government and tho. .Increase In llm lacd value ns the proper source from which should be taken the money ne- cessary (o make Lho province of Al- berla Clio fineit couutry'in1 the world for the while man to live A THEME FOR SOCIAL RELIGIQN (Dy Charles Ervln Agelong cJvlHzQtfoii has been chain- ed and shackled by an economic and social s.tandnrd wJitch jJaees moiioy above men, profJU above principle, and gold above God. Hbivcyer, now commemorate a3 our Ideal, thn birth of one yvnosn sole Interest WAS ccntrc-d In very, be- ing -breathed -the. spirit of brother- hood and service "as standing above green end IhDreforo, can giro no belter proof of our aprrecfn- lion of Jenus and.Ilia leacMnea than by un cvcry-dnj' appllcaNor? of Ills doctrines to Iho- ox- iBllng.lh our'prtiae'ni- eocfal1 Harper'9 Weekly.' 3rd noK' being sliown ti 'who.'are VeglBterlrg an nltogtlbcr unwelcome and. jncldently. It hae tho' effect of i prev'pnllng'lhe gOTernmenl. from col-' lectlng of lax on In- :.The law provldej timl for the pjr- ascertaining the payablo Incteinbht, the assessed value -assumed to be the previous .value of land within any city, iowri. or thnt the differ- ence i between the amount and the sale'price Is the amount upon which Increment lai ehaJl be 'Although Iho tax has been In oper- ation only ft few days', the maeliliWry in. cphccllon therewith Is working BjnootrilJ1, anil there delay .oc- C3flI.oneJ on account of tnc collection. For; the.piiruoEC of fanllltatlng the fls- fag'' ct ono of the I anil office Btftif- been inalallcd In the city LOCAL TRAIN Effective 26, 1913. Koolenay i- Neil ...Medicine Hat 4.35 Flyer 5.05 Mycr Paul 0.15 Cranbrook ...1B.20 Medicine Hal ...Coulls Cardelon 10.25 .Calgary CCOH'B Nut Medlcilia ilat Crow's Nest ......Koolenay 4.13 Flyer i5t, Faul Soo-SpoXano >'lycr Spokane Medicine Hat .CranbrooV i Local Cplgtry (via Aldcraydo) ;