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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918> 11^ ^^^ied were . the co'ikiments to be keM*d *(>8ay regarding the annGUttce-neii^ made by the Dominion govern-miHA On Saturda}>^vUiat sis montliK poVL^ischargQ pay"at double tlie rfegu-lur>pBj>^ould be gwiiited sill men of the Canadian army discharged after NdVi lltb> the day on which the armistice'wSg. signet^; Somei Inequalltiea "J!:. Ihijilt the plan is' fine" said  ^, . , - .j. ^ . Urayor Hardic, "but of oourse there s If^^ �Z u?�.-lnBfliuailWeB. The man discharged : the.;We%k'or the month before may ifeel:th��it he has been badly used, es-SetSaUJr if ho is a four year man. But Atlthiausame ,tlme, considering the aa-iiouuc�msnt in its larger aspect, and k^piuA in mind that it is undertaken Jtor:thej.purpose of tiding over the period T or; demobilization until all the �oldiers can fit into civil life and be blc to-earn their own living agaiu. the olution is good, li \V1U tend to relieve the cities of a great burden in �arlng for tlie.men who are j-eturning, dind'if'the government undertakes a great series of public works to de-velOp the isouutry and provide future � �itaploym�nt Canada should have little to fcai- from the reconstruction period."' - "Tile government is certainly more ttenerous than it hasbeen with the soldiers lieretofore" said Mr, Ball, city Bolicitor, in com.meniiug on the au-nouucemeni. . "But then the govem-nent can well afford to be generous fa the case of tlie''boys who have gone livor there and risked lite and limb." What They Think As typical of what soldiers just now i(�ti}rnlng think about the annoance-jonont. a statement was pbtained from iPtfr,.Billy Aitken of the 63nl Albertas. "whs isui member of the Typographical iXJidon here. Billy was badly wounded and- in. addition was run down by a motor Jerry during the battle of Pass-�be[ndaelc. so that altogether he is tnot' in very irood physical condition S>ut is stili able-h-ltlioui worrying all the time where the'next meal is coming'from. Pro-ilslou is also made for dependents, uid altogetlier.a. great burden is taken Ott jthe mind of the returning'soldier.' ?rhe sdieme .should give us all a chance: to fit in once - more."' Some Difficultiei Soldiers who, returned and received their .discharge during the period of the": war do not seem to be so enchus-�SMtlc over the. plan,,however, il one VKB', take the Comments i>f Secretary aifaddlijon of. the G. W. V. A, as being typical of what tlie rest of them think. "I will admit that the plan ivjj-its larger/beari|is as an aid to re-constructifcn is a very good one,-' he said; "but aiere arei so' many inequaU-tfes th�t I am not wholly in favor of it. Take the case of a man who .received his discharge before the armistice "and who was probf.bly badly used up during the war but still not affected enough to get a pension. Com-hlB case with that of a draftee who euUcted just before the end of the war and hasn't got his discharge yet. There is no comparison between what both went through, but the draftee gets four times as much as the real Vetera^! got. ' Then there are many hoys who returned badly battered up, and were dischai-ged with a small pension during the war. Some of these men right here in Letlibridge are not able to follow their old occupations yet, but still they drew nothing like doubly pay for six months. "It seems to me when the government was in a geaerous mood they might just as well included the 75,000 men already diiicharged in the scheme, and given them nine months' regular pay to put them on the same footing as men now being discharged." It is apparent that there is a clear line of demarcation between the eases of the soldiers discharged before Nov. 11 and those discharged since or not .vet discharged. In the one case This is Evidenced by Way People Have Been Freely Investing and Spending That a considerable amount of the vast sums of money tliat poured into southern Alberta during 1915 and 191fi, tlie years of the big crops, is still in the country-, and is on'- 'jow beginning to be'turned over, is evidenced by the.fact that money liaa been and i being freely spent in the city this fall and winter. Much of this money which went into the hands of the farmers in 1915, 1916, and 1917, was salted away, and is only now beginning to work its way ba^ Into city channels. The first evidence of this was aeen this fall In the , enormous response which was made to the "Victory- loan campaign, in which Lethbridge and district created a record whioli amazed all who had' to do with the campaign. The fact \that jl,200,000 was invested from this district alone Is quite tangible evidence of the existence of money in the hands o? the fanners and citizens. .Other evidences of conditions have been coming to tlie surface throughout the fall. lu the smaller things, such as the recent Victory carnival held by tlie Bptary club, tree expenditure of money-was particularly noticeable. Over $4500 was turned over, it is understood, in the three days of satisfaction is expressed, while in the Joamiy^i mosUy in small amounts. other there is a tendenc.vL to be very critical. DISCUSS TAXATION PROBtEMATFORUM il /liVHICH WON'T BE LONG AT .n - . . 'THESE PRICES. DoU Carriages AVicker doll carriage, good strong frame,' rubber tired wheels. Itegular So^OO |J 00 for Hone Head Rockers AVell built rocker, just thing for the:boy. Regular ?3.50 for,;,........ the Dark oak '"fraqied 16x24 inches. - i Special ..... 2.00 Framed Pictures pictures, 2.00 Record (^binet Fumed oak Of nikhogihy re- ' oord cabinet, just the thing to proaerve ' your records. ' Reg- ......iSeOO MUiic Cabinet One only each, golSeu and XL B. ilnlBh music cabinet, made �*/ o� select auarter cut oak. Keg-ular $22.50. 1 C AA Special ................ 1�I.UU High Chairs jV 'Six only at this price. Built Ifi of good strong hardwood, tray lifts over 'head. n a a Special ...�J.VV t atEVERALL& FRANKS SOUTHAR.O BLOCK :^Triir�l Avenue South i Join the LIBRARY EXCHANGE JtHOlW many yards of silkine jare in our show window? �00. are. giving away a worth. llSOiOO Tfte for 9t es^ipu^te.v Also three 'jV�I;iab]e>'pi4te8. � A coupon ---jale'4>f $1,001 or over,,. 7^ Dr, Conybeare the Spealter --Suggestions Ma^e Regard-int Subdivisions liv. v. F. P. Conybeare gave an interesting address at the Forum yesterday; taking as his subject. Municipal. Tfutation of Sub-Divisions, instead of th6 subject which had been announced. There are two systems of taxation in VogtiOj.whereby taxes for civic purposes are raised. The newer system is that which is,known by, the Single Tax which was first promulgated by Henry George. All revenue is raised by,one tax only-Ground Kent, j-, The system which is most conxmqn in Operation throughout the West wais, with modification, similar to that in. effect in the older settled provinces of Canada and these in turn copied municipar methods oif Great Britain. Blxperlence, however has taught western mimicipalities that certain changes are necessary. The great wrong inflicted on western municipalities was the .speculation ia, land which was . permitted during the boom days of this and other cities. Large tracts of land Just outside of the cities werft bought by speculators and when measured off into building lots became sub-divisionH. At Lethbridge blocks of acre lots twer*^^ sold at one tinie for the pur-^irtfevflf WJsing.^rden struck and al-falfa,,but the eambiing spirit of speculation chanted all this andj gave us a bunch of sub-divisions which today aPBtof no .T^lue iwhatever to the owners add a^detrlment to the city. ^A remedy is needed to prevent anything like" this happening. In the future. The-sub-dividing of property should . be deterpined by the municipal authorities only. All the idle sub-divisions near Lethbridge should be re-organized so as to make them of value. It was doubtful if this land was worth ?500 per atre, but even at this price the value per lot would be approximately $40.00. The city could without inflicting any wrong take this land and cause it to iiecome revenue producing by renting it out in blocks^for the purpose of truck farming. �. In the discussion which followed. Dr. Conybeare's address. Mayor Hardfe pointed out, the difficulty in turning the Bub-diviaions Into market garden lots. Much of this land had at one time, been irrigable but the watei rights. _had been forfeited. �;R. -^immons also added'a few re-marks'to' the discussion, opposing the idea of turning the lots into market gardens. ; ' :, Election of Officers'V Tb� election of the .forum officers for 1919, took place and'resulted in t)r. Conybeare being elected as president; Mr. S. S. Dunham, vice,-presi-dent, and Mr. "Volnagel as secretary-treasurer. v.R.;.Barrawman was empowered to select an organization committee and to present the names at the next meeting. A vote of thanks waa extended to .Mr. Leo Coombs who ha;d so- ably asalated at the Forum by providing the musical numbers all through the past session, A short musical program of vocal' and Instrumental selections was rendered before the lecture under the direction of Mr. Coombs, who waa as-Bisted by Mrs. Kennedy, Jliss Olga Anderson and Mr. Roberts. Mayor Joe Clarke of Edmonton, will be the speaker at the Forum shortly. Next Sunday, Dr. Rivers will speak on prison reform. The Herald Christmas fund has been another example. Four times The amount raised in previous years has been raised this year. While some merchants chronically complain of lack of business, the gen-i eral report around the city, so far as The Herald has been able to discover, is that business has been very good, and in some cases exceeding/ expectations to a remarkable degree. Business men also told The, Hei-ald on �� Saturday that collections had never been so good as they are at -plresent There seems to be little difficulty in cleaning up. CHURCH NOMINATED AGAIN TORONTO, Dec. 23^Mayor Thomas .Church v/-as today nominated for election to his fifth consecutive annual torn. In the -mayoralty. He will have three, opponents. Controller John O'-Neil, ex-Controller Thomas Poster, ;M.P;, -and W. H. Shaw. A large num-berof candidates are ou(;,for the board df'.oontrol.' IMPORTANT CONFERENCES LONDON, Dec. 22.-(Special cable from John W. Datoe)-The coming week win be one of the greatest importance. The daily fjlttings at No. 10 Downing Street of thfe representatives of the British Empire will be continued up till Christmas. Sir Robert Borden and Sir George Poster are representing Canada in the gathering and they hold dally couferences, vfith | their colleagues, in order that .the questions before the linpe'rikl cabinet may be fully considered from all Canadian points of view." RECUPERATION of the vital forces of the bod^, depleted in the struggle widi act^e dtwaae, depends not upon super-fidal stimulation bat ufrpn..o4c-qoate noarUhmenL The body needs to be nourished back to strength and power. SCOTTS a pure, tones and iMMiiiiluiig the boay, blbod and ti^M.' Nearish yomr bSdy back t* K^tmgtk wiik gmmiem. -J Scott & Bowse, tmun\a, Oat. toiiiii-food. m Everything in the picture line. Platinoid and French Jvory photo frames ia any -size. A large variety of colored prints by ail the/ old masters. Vou heed not send your dolls out of town to have only minor repairs made. "We repair them, no matter what it is, for *e coBt of transoortatlflj^ to out of town places. Alberta Picture Phone 1724, Hull Nock HOW MANY BEANS IN THE JAfffv The Hudson's Bay Co. is giving away a JIOO.OO Victory Bond for the nearest estimate. Who ever tUlcs thai there is not s^ing to be th^ merriefj of all .Chrislpjdg se^^^^ gaze at the good nat- ured things at the Bysy stwe^r^ day. Let^t^ through this humming store and get the Sunshine of It. Today gift stocks arc readjusted for easy seledtion. Many assortments are replenished to provide better than usual r^^. Our^serviee throughout the We is as helpful as we ^tmf how to make it. Shopping at the busy store offers inany advto^^^ . ^ ' THEY ARE UNUSUALLY FINE VALUES. -^Better blouaes and a groai-or vferletf ;a*i styles than we have ever ahovirn. Blouses with; roll or flat coUars finished on~ new round and V-sliaped necks. An interesting variety c^f :tnmmlnfs. carried out with hemstitching, tucks, loce .and . embroidery and Btnall. buttons. Plain colors of tl6sh, maize, grey, green and white and mauy-^blouses are fashioned of two contra^f-ing colors*"'l�rtced from. ?5.00 to 18.50 FANCY SILK HOSE Fancy silk hose in black or white, with noveltj; stripe. Black with colored stripes of red or green, grev or fawn with other contrasting shades. � e/| Kach in a gift boJ at......... fc.OU! GLOylS IN CHRISTMAS BOXES l^adies' fine French kid gloves.- all sizes In black, tan, brown and white, fancy embroidered back In contrasting or self color. -Pair................. UU)IES'AUTO GLOVES �Ladies' fine grey kid a'uto: gloves with deep'gauntlet. A useful gift and one that is sure to please. At, pair ...----.----............ CHAMPISETTE GLOVES Chamolsette gloves In grey, biacit, white or natural colors. .f^U range of sizes. Made.by well kno^-n firm of Kayser, which means fit and style. | njj Pair ............................ X�Lo WOOL SWEAtERS Many women like to w^ear them in place of coats when the weather is warm and; when the weather gets severely cold they give k'dded warmth wjieu worn beneath -the coat. Many fine ones to pick from in brushed wool, plain; and combina- �g aa tions of colora-$7.00 to ..i......----..... ^9*Uv 2.50 3.50 GIFT HINTS Some smart little handbags for children are here. Bows of ribbon and' fancy middy ties for girls. Tnfant.^ white silk boiinets 6r wool inlttens. Don't overlook the big display of boudoir caps. ^ A special sale of ladies' silk camisoles, an ideal gift. Kid gloves in black, tan, white or grey. Another big shipuient of ladles' blouses, exclusive stylos. . Handkerchiefs are always a good gift. Se bur big display, all prices. Every woman should see our apron display. Dainty / skyles, moderate prices. ^ Auto gloves 1,11 gauntlet style are always right for a gift. Special sale of silk and cambric'. Envelope combinations. Fancy bath towels, ours are right in price and appearance. Why not give a silk waist length or a silk dresa pattern? All that is new in neck wear. Our stock is sure to please you in price and quality. Warm mitteus are always a good, gift for the kiddies. Pure Irish linen table damask, old stock that cannot be procured today. Silk hose in black, white, or colors. Also diany fancy styles. Let Us A PAIR OF SILK HOSE IN A HOLIDAV box WILL ALWAYS . PLEASE. Isles' Silk Hose lii the famous holeproof quality. , ,,Bl,aok, tan, white', broijrDi, ipeiarl,. champagne, pink or ~ blue. At, 1 eft pair�....f..... i.DU . SILK HOSE Extra fine quality of silk hose in champai|ie, grey,- brown,-/black- or ifrhlte.i Each one In a Christmap box. All sizes at. pair BEDSPREADS 1.85 Fine Imported^.^gUsh bedspreads in full range of sizes. These are useful presents and ones that will beappreclatisd by any lady iwho has a homo. LADIES'MUFFLERS Plain and fancy knitted \ silk mufflera, others of , om you qan. greatly please with a robe selected here in silk or printed fabric. From ?G.50 QQ CHRISTMAS APRONS Dainty organdie and dotted Swisk aprons. Some , are hemstitched, others trimmed with pretty lace and ribbon In assorted styles. Moderately prfied | 17 g  Urom 65c to ..,............................ i.f 9 Each one in a gift box. ItYLANDS & CO. MAKES AN IDEAL CHRISTMAS Tite Finest of Cut Glass Fruit Bowls, $6.50, $8.75, $9.50, $10, $V1 Fruit Dishes, each............ $3.50 Cream and Sugar. . .. .$4.50, $fr and $7 Bonbon Dishes. :$3.50, $4.75, $5 and $8 Celery Trays v............ $7 and $10 Tankjards...........;.. $15 and $12 Glasses to match, each ... T....�. $2.25 Catsup BotUes_____...... .....$7,00 Oa Bottles......... ......... $5.00 Vases... .............$6,50 to $10 "'Limoge China Cups and Saucers, encrusted gold band. At ... ...................$3,50 Gream and Sugar- -r Pair : $3, $3.50, $3.75, $5 and $6,50 Fruit Dishes $2.50, $5, $6 and $7 Mayonnaise .... . ^.a ....... .$7.00 CocoaPot ........ ..........$4.75 Bonbon Dishes- At:.. ..$1.50, $2, $4, $4.75 and $9 English China Crown Derby Cups and Siaucers ... $7.00 Cream and Sugar.............$15.00 Plates, each .v.... .\.:.. $5.00 and $6.00 Crown Derby Mikado, Cups and Saucers, at $1.75 Cream and Sugar, pair ......... $6.00 Teapot....................$6.00 Plates ... .... $1,50, $1.75, $3.00 Fancy Japanese Ware Cups and^Saucers, fancy decorated- AtVvi:.. :..5dc,75^^ Cream and Sugar- - ' ^ Pair.....$1, $1.50, $2.50 and 5(3.25 Fancy Japanese Satsuma Ware ' ^ Cups and Saucers...............75c i Cre^iii:ijtigs \ .:.,... . A;....;; Teapots y.................. $2.50 Berry Sets, 7 pieces............ $6.00 Bonboh^ishes ....... $J, $1.25, $1.75 Cake Plate.................. $2.75 Fancy Japanese Cocoa Sets from $3 to $10 Fancy Japanese Cefery Trays- At .....$1, $1.50, $2, $2.25, $2.50 Fancy Japanese Fruit Sets. . .-$3 to $5 Fancy.Japanese Vases, ... .$1.75, $2, $^ Fancy Japanese Jardinieres-T- r At .Jl, $1.50, $2.25, $2.50 Fancy Japapese Smoking Sets .... $5.00 Fancy Japanese Gake Sets........ .$4.50 GROCERIES, FRUITS VEGETABLES P^K^STO^K ISFRESH Store openMondajr H. A. McKILLOP & CO. f Wext Door to? Herald Offid�r' ;