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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE STX THH LETHBWPOE: DAILY 11RRALD SATUKDAY, DKCEMUER I'JIO RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT, 1916--1917 By G. R. Marnoch, President of the Lethbridge Board of Trade Fiicm P.VUK 'ONE) Tins community owes :i I'niisidi'raliln tlulii of .srat- itinle (i. Dr. .1. (i. Hmlii'rforil, M. G., for.itie gooil service lip (five us in Atisnist nf in to the iiitorjwmUwo of ilic oiiy and tiio farm. Wo have vauignizcil this, bin not yet just, as fully as we may. Kadi member of tho community owes Iji all (he others the heft servico 'that he or she pun give; nml.tlicrp are some directions in which that service can be pcr- i'i.-ded.. A spleiulul opportunity now presents itsolf for A fair start in this direction. Wp cmne here from all quarters of the globe, but we have now liocn doing business 'together long enough to know what our various capabilities are. Me can now'do business largely on a cash basis: and our merchants can so arrange their service that competition from outside should be negligible. This implies of course, that the facilities that we have for cheap distrihwlion should bo fully placed at the disposal of the consumers: and the fanners arc never slow to recognise the benefits of iir.tiing with the nearest point of supply. this encourages prompt and economical service. The merchants in the. country served by wholesale, de- liveries from Leihbridge, as well as the fanners generally, arc realising that their own best interests are served by dealing here rather than with travelling representatives from other places. the country merchant and the farmer knotv that cities outside of their radius have no interest in their the reverse, as events have shown in one glaring ease. The wholesale houses and the departmental stores in other cities never did anything to help to get better railway facilities, better loads, agricultural schools, water supplies, live stock, or any other benefits for the districts around they never will: whereas the people of Lethbridge are interested in anything that will develop farming and merchandising on sound lines. The keenest merchants in Lethbridge and thro' the district have 110 difficulty in meeting mail order prices and service. It stands to reason that a system of distribution by car-lot de- liveries to wholesalers, and thro'' the wholesaler to the local mer- chant, provides, a service that can easily compete with expensive deliveries at. high charges for parcels from distant cities; and the people in these cities do absolutely nothing to help us to build up a successful community here. The .Countryside Prosperous A general survey of the country in the fall of J'JIG from any slight rise in the countrywide showed a most alluring pie- tufe of alternating yellow fields of grain, ripe am! in the stook; I of brown fields o'' beautifully clean sumnierfallow. ready for seeding in the spring of 1917; and of large and small herds of cattle and horses, as well as of sheep. These, interspersed with I comfortable looking farm houses and barns, many of them siu- rounded by clumps of trees and shrubs, hiiulo a picture that gladdened 'the eye. And in the fields where the grain bad al- ready been threshed, the horses and cattle and hogs were enjoy- ling fine feeding through the stubble and in the straw stacks. jt is easy tOiSiirmise that lluvgenei'ii! facilities In the irrigated districts there were big-stacks of alfalfa and-j provided for their instruction are excellent. Tho. country dis- tvjt.ts are rapidly catching up in this the facilities foresight, in providing the site for the (lull. Gardens in the centre of the city; us well as to onr old-timers who helped to plant the fine, rows of trees with which the Park is now sur- rounded. Tho Henderson Lake and Park improve in appear- ance from year to and we .public spirit of many of onr citizens who add to tho beauty of these play- grounds each succeeding Arbor Day by planting.groves of trees around the lake. Healthy Boys and Glrk. Thn visitor to Lnfbbridire cannot lint. be. jf.rhek with tho wight and alert appearance of the girls aiid boys; their healthy looks are easily accounted for by the bracing .aimasphere of ihcse high plains; their comfortable and tree-surrounded homes indicate that their, parents encourage tidiness and 'self-respect; j timothy in Till directions; tit one spot on the road between Leth- bridgo and one could count over five hundred of these, for the education of the girl'i? ami hoys of tlie I'nrnu? are greatly tinlmnecd by the advent of more and more-Rural Cpii- ;OH- sclidnted Schools. This Provim-e; in the forufrout nil matters pertaining to. agricultural education, and it How the City Has Fared. Tho city of Lethbridge itself htw been sharing in this _ 'erai prosperity, although business had so depressed that _ lit is taking time for these benefits to become spread around, '.highly encouraging to know that our city teachers are becoming j A look the city, however, is encouraging. No empty aware of the many advantages that farm life affords an occn- stores are to be accommodation is well taken pattern: it is well that thig should bo so, for we hope j up; and altlio' there is room for fuller service in some directions in wholesale supplies.'this will no doubt be taken care of when to find work for all our city young folks in the town, and those of them who call be so inclined should have, their attention di- Kouscs ensraned in some lines that are not yet represented reefed to the business, of agriculture. It is understood that one. iiere are able to get supplies more freely to take care of expand- of, the excellent practical Alberta Schools of Agriculture will Lethbridge is an attractive place to live in, and no prairie city can show better facilities for comfortable living. Our prcscnt-dny citizens owe a. debt of gratitude to Sir A. T. Gait and his son, Mr. E. T. Gait, as well as to Mr. 0. A. Magrath and Mr. P. L. Xaismith, their advisers in the. old ibjyj of the hnvs from the farms. Coal Mining Industry. Coal mining in the several, large mines close to Lethbridge, as well as in the Crows Nest Pass for which this City is the distributing centre, has been brisk. Altho' the output has not hers of the miners joined tho Overseas Forces, tho (jtiantHy coal turned out. has been considerable, i'cople in uiul on the farms are recognising that they must protect selves by laying in stocks of coal in the slimmer and early fall. There has lalely been considerable unrest among" tho minors, and it is hoped thai the service that the miners .and tho operators owe to the general public may not be further in- pur Duty In the War. T'his -Retrospect, and Prospect would not Le complete Tvitli- i out a reference to the turmoil in Europe, in which so many of j thu citizens of and of this district are doing their part; the sad tale of irreparable loss is already in many of onr homes; and we have those, who have been disabled already in onr midst. The men from Letlibridge are doing yeoman service at the front; and the women, and indeed the children of Lethbridge fit homo are continuously busy in keeping them supplied With, creature comforts and lied Cross supplies; while all of our citizens make heavy contributions to the Patriotic and lied Cross and other funds. If any other community in Canada is doing better in proportion to their moans, we shall be glad to try .to emulate their example. Still heavier duties confront us. and we shall not shirk We look forward now with hope to an early conclusion of these hostilities; not forgetting that the great object of this war is to end war. The hope of the future lies in the main part of our creed shall be not to hate our enemies, but to love humanity. "Oh, earlier shall the rosebuds blow In after years, those happier years. And children weep, when we lie low. Far fewer tears, far softer tears." It was said by .Duron Sliauglinessy the other day that this war had made the Canadian people a nation. Jt is a nation thai has a great destiny to fulfill; and we owe it to ourselves. _ and to all whom we can help, that we should advance this great Alberta Hailway and Irrigation Company, for their splendid been as great as it might have been owing to the fact that mini- country in its usefulness to all peoples of the carfh, (CONTINUED FPOM FROST PAGE) Dominion may be able to Oilifl the promise, niaile known to the worM, to aid the imperial forces with half a million men. It would be well and highly credit- 1L WOUIU UU well Ullu UICUIL- able, to us as a people, if we who fnoM InoNT P.-UJS) remain behind, each man and woman, i would make some real sacrifice, by all the advantages of the defensive some act of personal self-denial that and supported by the strongest forti- would be gladly endured, in -our ficatiojs, suffered defeat on the our Canadian soldiers and of the im-jniotUod OL living, our habits and oils' Somme this yefcy. victore like nor vanquished will forget this and, mm. LIFE (CONTINUED rnojr PAOE) London, Dec. Robert Bor- Women oo Low Plane' Women occupy a very low place on the human scale. As the Kaiser once told them, their place is with the "kids, tho kirk and the kitchen." The add new laurels to the glory of our. herolc sons. I appreciate the Bacrltice. so many have been called up- j n on to make, in laying the greatest} gift of manhood In. its flower, upon the altar of their country and empire. Never before did brave men offer -themselves in a nobler cause. To those who have been called upon to suffer, are many, all our hearts go "out ia true and profound sympathy. f. _.. _ At this time1 "of writing we hear the enemy. IB proposing negotiations to discuss peace, but we think that those who. fight, and those who stand ready, with all those who know the priceless '-value sacrifices have been made, will agree with me when I say, that, so long as, that wicked, misshapen and horrible; thing, conceived of evil and brought' f'Jrth in domina- '.has so terribly cursed suffering continues, Miere can be no. abiding peace. Dark days will come and our purpose and efforts may be shaken, but to people like these .the 'British .Empire, nothing shall turn us from pur great nothing shall .undermine onr faith, nothing .shall daunt TIE- .we aid our Allies are our, determination As in the days of with a determination to win and past two years. So words, however Prof. Luck said. He had for three Lethbridge U.F.A. Holds First Annual Meeting Parmers.of. EAast Lethbridge set .1 the local lias made aione? for iko new yesterday when they hold members. That was in connection the annual meeting of East Leth- bridge Local, U. F. A. in the leading club of the city. It is safe to say that this is the first time an U.F.A. local in this province has held a meeting In a club. President Hamilton told the Herald he tlidught it went to show how well the people of the city and district appreciated urincipal business of ycster- with the notatq crop. While offers were being made them of ?1G per ton, tile local got prices from eastern firms with the result that local deal- ers raised their price, "22 per ton, and as the association has sold over 20 cars, the additional money paid the members amounts to about J2000. Tile delegate appointed to the U. P. the interdependence.of city andfarm.JA. convention in-'Edmonton was I'r'esl- The-leading writers of the age are calling Rttent'on to tbe great recon- insist upon their superiority than are the state and in human thought. May we not confidently expect that the conditions prevailing to. this great west will an peal to larger num- bers td seek, in this new province, under our favorablg conditions, the lii'e which they may, beyoud all question, find smcngst us. a. BRETT, Lieutenant-Governor, FORTUNE IN A NAME New Baldwin Burnham, East .J., willi us to create conditions infantry second the superior morale of our infantry, which can be relied upon to carry and hold posi- tions opposed to it, finally, our staff has now gained experience and seem so thoroughly at home in new condi- tions that it is to the last degree im- probable that we shall again hear of 1 IT id Chas. Glaspey. point. He thinks lie himself inust bej President Hamilton gave u jnd when out the work Which'had 'been aceonv not enemies pHshed by the local since its organ-, of the country'7 could be right .This; ization last June. In one particular accounts for the fant that tfc? pot behind the Kaiser to a man." As' f caitlle declared and thai the war clouas gathered the papers, (will all the man whirh -ny onJ> what the government, d reamirces the dUles m the com wants them to say kept telliig U e 1B months people that Britain if anything would j dunng dent Hamilton with D. King and Chas, Hyssop as alternates. Prior to the meeting yesterday the members held a luncheon in the club. The idea was so popular that during the winter will be held as a feature. r' ;oin her the when Britain did was honorablj y and all are distrust ---------------------------_ the only right thing foi her to do fiut England nas a spj syatem Fimir against li gland passed imagi in whjch works JP lleciai i ation It was fanned by the govern ed and the are contmuniiy gett ng lor decision mQI1t terrible atoneb reinforcements failing to 'reach the! in this action is whether or not the cruelty meted out to Germans fighting line at the critical time." to win, and win jve shall in this. change his name to Van Nest to corn- world struggle. ply with tie nrovlsions of the will of To enable -us to accomplish our'George Willett Van Nest, who left object, the help; of-each citizen must i Burnnam oa condition that ibe given: jThe loud.and he assume, the name of-Van-Nest, imperative, more otherwise.-the, money would have the gaps may be filled and that our gone to Harvard University. DEPOBTATION OF BELGIAN MEN LEAVES WOMEN AND CHILDREN MOBE HELPLESS THANEVEfi Neutral protests dp not prevent the Germans from continuing deportation and enslave- ment of the able-bodied men who were leJt in unhappy Belgium and we are powerless to stop it until we have won the war. Meanwhile the Neutral Commission for Relief in Belgium, administered without pay by great-hearted Americans, is saving the women and children from starvation. Here we CAN help promptly and effectively, by giving gene- rously to the Belgian Relief Fund. More contributions than ever needed, because the higher prices of foodstuffs, parti- cularly wheat, have seriously increased the cost of feeding these millions of dependent Belgians. How much can you spare the victims of one of the blackest, most cold-blooded crimes? Sftnd whatever you can give wtekly, monthly or ia ona Juaip sum to Local or Provincial ComoiiUecs, or SEND CHEQUES PAYABLE TO TREASURER ciicf Fund 68 St. Peter Street, Montreal. to The Greatest Relief Work in History. OfWirrhinieatioiis may be 'sent to W. A. Buchanan, Chairman, Belgian Relief Committee, Lcthbritlge. 1 MI HELD The Oiird annual New Year's Sun- day school rally of the Lethbridge Sunday schools will be held, on Mon- day morning, New Year's Day, ic Wesley church-'at il o'clock. Those participating in the rally will be Knox, Wesley, St. Andrew's, Baptist, Westminster, Christian and Salvation Army. Sunday schools. The'licholars of each at their own church and march in a body to Wes- ley. The the day will be Rev. Arthur Bartoi, of Calgary, and his subject "Big Things in Life's Pic- tare." Each year a -banner is given to the schrjol having the highest per- centage of membership present, RX- citsiTe of beginners and primary scholars. J.ast year the banner was won by Westminster.and_the year fore by First Baptist." "Last year the attendance at the rally was 900, and I the year previous was 1100. A special program of music for Monday's rally, .has .-been arranged opportunity uas taken judicial district jf Lethbridge is liable to pay the Britisheis in Germans back !u? same. Foreigners were not given 94 hours to get out of the conn CANADIAN COLONELS.OUT OF JOBS COME BACK TO CANADA Winnipeg, Dec.1 Ottawa dis- patch to the Winnipeg'Telegram today (finya: "Colonel George Bradbury SI F ind Senator Col K Sharpe ai rived in i todaj from T-Jnglaad Their regiments iiave been broken ,uj> for reinforeeinents, and as work was of theut they hare returned to Canada, Col. Bradbury stated that all senior'officers of.over miiitai'3' age would return to Canada. There are plenty of -young men for nositions at the front and it man B fight General Turner s appointment to ___ ____ _ supreme command of the Canadians he heard the German Kaiser England 'has been.; .unanimously in- that thepfe or 01 the formation of the greatest importance fl" nosi in Bug from the lnterlor ot tlle eiiemj B coun 'b a soung tij Prof Luck also stalmi tnat at tne openmg of a Leipsic mstitu idoraed and alread> he has done good for the nejrtect of. duty of his bailiff. The learnsd judee discji'se'! the rng 'lish law as well as the law In other as haa been stated. Many British (ion. At that time he exhorted In England -reorganization was provinces of Canada vherein sheriffs Ios' theli Hies the first Dozens to prepare for war That was (needed and Gen Tuiner is the right held to he resnonsibie tur their were_ehot alone the spying one thought In the mmdr of the man for the I m France bailiffs' neglect Oi duty but he points tever oemg at ui neignl It svas not I war party for vcars To sai that for some tima v-ith thS Canadian out tin very clear distinction between however uatll bept 5th that Prof germanv did not bring on the war is forces and there on the battle front the English syptem and thp system in Luck He had jn keeping with the whole trend the Cinadiali military organization is force in Alberta. He finds that the exnolled on August 31 from Qerman higher opinion. They mado oheriff has no right of appointment university, when lie In so far as making bailiffs is con- from ,eettinir his final degree. cerned nor any power of dismissal or While he still had his freedorn, how- even suspension. The whole scheme ever, he visited a professor of the of the "Alberta Sheriffs.' Act" anpears university brothor a lien- to be to make the sheriff's office in tenant in the army which destroyed each distrint a department of the civil Louvain. The, professor had had a service. The sheriff is appointed to letter from this brother tellinK cf the its head and he it -furnisher! hv the order to kit! 2000 Loijvain be- Eovernment of the day with the neces- cause they had fired on the soldiers, sary staff to carry on his work and and. the lieutenant justified the terrible to hold a sheriff personallj respon massacre by the statement that it was Bible 'for the neglect of d itv or mis I better to 'till hundreds of Belgian conduct of one of his bailiffs would civilians than that one German sol- be ns unfair as to mai--e a registrar of. dier. be killed treacherously. t-vo tne war and muSt taKe tllo conse Prof. Luck was. in. jail three davs when .he was let out apain, but on land titles or a clerk of the court-per- sonally liable for some sin :of cm s sion or cominissicn oa the part of one t Nov. 6th alt Britishers excepting Ca- of his staff which is provided for him j nadians and Australians were inl- in the same way that bailiffs are pro-! prisoned again. The latter were told vided for a sherit It was argued at j to get out "f T hours, so he went to SemlHz. There on the 5th of February .he was arrest- ed again, but because he had taken the trial by the plaintiff's counsel thai there should be liability somewhere for such a thing as happened in this case. With this the learnod. pains" to araiuaint himself with a Ger- agrees but considers there is no detective, lie mauaeed to get the son why the sheriff should be made doctor to let him go as beinsr on his the 'scape-goat. Ho further holds that i "last letrs" anywav. A little "prease" there could bo no question but that i in the fnlm of the detective did the the bailiff himself in liable in this case. trick. Then -some months later, with In conclusion. His Lordship says: "I his friend Joe Vial, an Australian dismiss the action, but without costs.' violinist, who had contracted tubercu- It is apparent from one of the exhibits ions throush being placed in a cell filed that the Attorney General's de- with 3. German prisoner in the last partment is defending this action and ataecs of the disease, he was exchang- very properly so in my opinion. 1 ed with a lot ot 68 clerks of various have no doubt but .that British consulates, who were exchang- ment would not ask for its costs f0r GO Germans who had been in der the circumstances aa the plain- England in a similar capacity. The tiffs' founded on the uhdoubt-: fact that there were 60 Germans magnificent. The men arc well cared for. enthusiastic and in' splendid fight- ing he said. exact sifco- of ,Uie: bases of have been Invented. of pianos to loarn how much roomjert negligence of one of Its dfitccrs.'nfratnst JiS JRi-KJaU left places for two they will occupy paper .patterns the though in my judgment they have extra, and Prof. Luck and Joe. sought to place the -blame> on the With Mr. Luck's two little girls, were wrong officer and H.Jobked wlieh the included in the lot through the Idndly action started as !f Use. plaintiffs had of American Ambassador Gor- sustainefl a complete loss through that ard. negligence. This is.the first time The whole story was a thrilling one, NO MORE COMMISSIONS IN this question has come up. lor de> makes the best possible kind of FLYING CORPS ia this province, and I do speech. Every young man Ue'el like imposing upon the plaintiffs i in Alberta should Hear it. As for con- London, the burden of paying the costs incur- j dfUons In Gennatiy, when lie left food serving in-England have been by the Attorney General's hard to get, and Mr. Luck be- notified that no further applfca- in securing a construction ofjjgyes it is imraeaaurably worse >ow. tions at preasnt can bo enter- tained for commissions In the noyal FlyinK corps. Q this statute even though the plaintiffs took a wrong view of It." G. II. Ross, K.O.Y-and-C. F.'Adams appeared for the plaintiffs; 8. J. Shep- herd appeared fqr the defendant. Hpwover, he dooan't think atervatlon wjll conquer Germany, though it will bo a big factor, He expects the war to last another year ht least. Qcr- many must be soil s; the time' of year when you must be extremely careful to keep the handfc and from chapping. Since careless washing before going out- doors usually is the beginning of the trouble, the best preventive is the following: Use Ivory Soap, rinse with cold water, dry thoroughly. Ivory is the safe soap because it contains nothing to irritate the skin. It merely cleanses perfectly, leaving the skin in the healthiest possible condition. IVORY SOAP 5C PURE ;