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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ISDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE ......iiiiiir' " FOR THE NEW YEAR (CONTINUED FROM FRONT PA^E) ENT OF LETHBRIDGE BOARD OF TRADE |f; lliut luive iailh to look -with fearless eyes Beyoiitl llie tragedy of a world at strife, And know that out of death and night shall rise The dawn of ampler life; poice, whatever anguish rend your heart, ; That God has given to you the priceless dower live in these great times, and bear your part In Freedom's cawviiing hour; lat ye may Icll your sons who see the light, ' High in tlie heavens-their heritage to take- ['saw llie powers of darkness put to flight; I saw the morning break." -O.S. This is the time in the year when we take a ^^3ol: back over the past, and try to peer a little Shto the dim future. But this is something more ^ttian the end of a year-it is the end of an epoch. shall need all the sober sense with which we i^libve been endowed, and our best feeUng will have do be called into play if we are to carry through � our part in the new era that is before us. Looking into the past-the immediate past- ar district has shown up very particularly well in year in which the strength of ourselves and oUr ighbors has been tried out. After some won't uUy prolific crop years, 1918 has shown iis [hat may be done here even in a year of very � [ht rainfall; the precipitation figures for the r show just about seven and a half inches, n on this small amount of moisture all of our that was properly prepared gave some sort crop; and we are encouraged to profit by the lake that we made, against our better judg-it and our past expeiience, in putting un-crop land that should have been left fallow. re is anything that we should have learnt by , it is that the limiting factor of our agricul-is moisture; we have a standing demonstra-always before us in the successful pursuit of [ation farming all around us. Our effort Id he, and no doubt win be, to help those of Farmers who wish to take advantage of the. if those valuable waters tliat now run waslc-past our doors, to attain those advantages as quickly as possible. Wc know that this "tabilize their business and ours. oking a little farther back, we do well to mind the general situation in this city and ict before the war. The country was no more getting on its feet; the city was off its feet, has been, by the prosperity of agriculture meantime, a levelling up. The country is thoroughly established, and the further great _.....Jopment that is coming will still more estab- jlishifthe city. There was some apprehension that Iwe'were being'too extravagant, and that may to teome extent have been well founded; but the tcbeck this year has given us a timely warning, and ithat this has been heeded is quite evident from remarkable response on all sides to the 1918 '" Ldan. The city put up over $100 for every woman and child of bur population; that a sure proof that we have been thrifty. , iw the future. "We have our soldiers com-i Many of them left us at a time of eco-Icrisis. Are we going to be able to deal justly and wisely vnih them on their return? it will need all of our wits and courage (o do (his; and the most hopeful augury lies in the helpful attitude of the men who arc already with us; and it should be remembered that while all of them who have seen active service bear the marks of the fi'ay in one way or another, they are not only the advance guard of others who have suffered, but also of many more who happily will come back to us whole, and fulLof an experience and wisdom that we shall never be able to attain to. jWith that wisdom, and with some patience well mixed With properly directed energy, the outlook is hopeful. Now the future and the past. It is plain that the solution of our economic troubles in the past lay only in the further proper development of the countryside. We come back then to where we started. The filling up of our agricultural land by hard working and thrifty farmers is the main solution. That means further immigi'ation, and the holding of. those people who have been holding and developing our coal industry; there has been some talk of a movement of these people back to the countries of their origin, whicii indeed on some parts of the continent has already been quite marked. Under the stress of war conditions the market for our coal lias been considerably widened, and it is to be hoped that wc shall be able to retain this. Anyhow, we come again to the necessity lor de\'clopment of agriculture in other parts of the West, for after all that is the sure foundation even for our coal business. We have had a-many lessons read to us these past few yeai's, and much of the measure of our success in the future depends upon how far we have learnt them, and how far we are going to apply them. We are quite clear now to our interdependence with the country; thanks to tlie lead that Dr. J. G. Rutherford gave us in 1913 we have been following that up. We are,beginning J.O learn that we have An interdependence with each other in our community life; many more of our citizens have become enamoured of the high business of community building, which after all is but a part of the higher business of nation building. The* Board of Trade has been ,married to this liigh endeavor for some years;, Cardston; Ray? mond and Magrath paid their attentions at the Fair in 1918; and the Rotary Club has just celebrated its honejonoon, with all and sundry from the highways and byways at the wedding feast. The future looks good. G. R. MARNOGH. I LL GRASSY LAKE, A 11 INFLUENZA fAGE SEVEN PRESIDEfH' OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY I CANNOT think of a New Year in Alberta which is not a happy one, for Alberta to me rlls sunshine and prosperity, the C. P. R. its best in 1919 to help along that happiness carrying back Alberta's splendid soldiers with all the speed and comfort possible bringing in new settlers and helping them to make new homes, ^ving the farms and business commuhi-lies a prompt and sympathetic ser^^ce. My sincere hope that 1919 will be Alberta's banner year. E. Wi BEAtTY. ECI CHILDREN F SCHOOL ATTABER Nurse Present-Mrs. McKinney Gives Address-Taber Men Home From War (From Our Own Corresoondent) TABER, Deo. 30.-On Monday evening In' connection with the anniversary celebration in the Methodist church Mrs. I^. C. McKlnnay, M.L.A, of Claresholm, gave an interesting address on "Changes Needed in Human Affairs." She dealt chiefly with Uie questions of graft, patronage and the concentratioii of wealth In the nation, and the contribution that woman might be expected to make to the jSo-lltlcal life. Solos were sung by Mrs. Greigg and 'Mr. Hassett and an instrumental solo given by Mlsa Vera Cook. Municipal Hospital A meeting In the interest of the municipal hospital was hteld in the Hex Theatre on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The attendance was good and the discussion following manifested a lively concern in the project. Mr. T. Henderson acted as chairman and ,AIr. Maynard as secretary. 'The mln-utoB of the last meeting of the board dealing with the proposed purchase of the Taber hospital were read. Mr. McMillan, at the request of the choir-man, explained some of the changes (n the scheme as at ifirst outlined and dealt with some objections that had been raised. The report of the pro-Incial architect on the present hos-[i;ital was read showing that the lldlng was a satisfactory one and a good state, of repair. It also sug-isted some improvements that might made. (Mayor Vlckery spoke next, Inting out that on a. conservative timato the property that the town T.iber was offering to the municl-'�al hospital board for $7,279.00 was m-orlh at least |X5,500.00. He also �/ihovvod that' though the hospital up ;'to data was a town one, yet that it �;'had l.'cen used more by the farmers 'than hy the minors and toiviispeople 'together. Mr. McRoberts, on behalf iot tlio miners, stated that up to date the nilnefa''*ad contributed |2,467.50 toward tlie running expenses of the hospital, which was over halt the expense. The maximum of efficiency ror the minimum of ^cost wa� the reason given 'by him for the establish- ment of a municipal hospital. The miners �would do their/part in any reasonabla scheme. The discussion that toUowed defclt mflstly with the system of taxation to toe adopted and the proportion to be rtlaed by the town and country rispsctlvely. Members from the Barawell tocal were of the opinion that, aooordlng to the basis of population, Ta'ber should contribute one-third of the cost of maintenance, and the rural parts two-thirds. On the other hand, it was pointed out that the assessed valU0 of the rural districts was 7,886,850.00, while the town assessment rolls showed not more than f900,000.00. Mr. Winboume's advocacy of a poll tax met with scant favor, is it was felt that a man with 20 section! of land and stock galore should more than a man giving on a quarter-section heavily mortgaged. The two following resolutions were put to the meeting and carried: (1) That the minister oit health he petitioned to extend the lite of the hospital district till the proposed gov' lowing talent: Miss S. Hesketh, Miss A. Appletpn, Miss V, Head, Mr. Has kins and Master Joe Young. An alto horn duett was given by Messrs. Mc Roberts and Osier, and a cornet dust by Masters B. McDowell and W. iMc-Roberts. A tasty lunch was served by the Ladles' Auxiliary. Santa Glaus then distributed gifts to more than 300 children, and in addition sent a number of presents to the hoys and girls who were unable to be present for various reasons. The whole event passed off most enjoyably. Home From Overseas The many friends of Pte. Pred Tuftly wore glad to welcome him home on Decemher 14 after an absence overseas of two and a half years. He sailed for England witli the 13th C.M.R. in June, 1916. At first he was stationed at Shornclltte and afterwards moved to Witlay Camp, Surrey, where he was attached to the headquarters staff, doing his "bit there until lie returned on the Olympic, the early part of December. It is hoped after he has obtained his ernment amendments to the Munici-! discharge he will secure a satisfactory ......... ' position In town. Mrs. John Jenkins has been enjoying a visit ifrom her brother, Pte. A. Miller, and Mrs. Miller. Pte. Miller wont overseas with the 10th Battalion in October, 1915. The next spring he went to France, where >he was wounded in the trenches. After his recovery he was returned to the front as a sniper. Later he took trench fever and was incapacitated for active service. For the past year he has been on duty in the Postal Service Corps, returning to Canada in October lagt, Pte. Miller'is one of the many Cana dlans who comes back with a wife from the old laud, having married in November, 1917, iMiss Annie B. Stoddard, M.A.. of Blaokshiels, Midlothian. After taking a governmeut course in vulcanizing he purposes settling on the land and Is favorably impresaod with the Tabor district. pal Hospital Act be made, so that the vote might he taken on the revised act. The.chairman was instructed to wiro the minister as soon as possible, and if an answer was forthcom ing to call another meeting in the jMlners' Hall on Tuesday, December 31, at 2 D.m. (li) That all ratepayers and non-ratepayers shall pay a minimum tax of $4.00 per year for hospital purposes. Mr. and Mrs. Neil MoKellar made a trip to Medicine H�t oo Thursday to place their son, Archie, under the care of Dr. Smythe for ti�atment. Inspect Sehool Children School starts on January 6, the school board making arrangements with a nurse to be in attendance at the school the first two weeks it is open and examine all puplle carefully against the 'flu. Mrs. Learltt, one of tho teaching staff, has resigned. Her place will he taken by Miss Lacoste, recently teacher at Sherburne. Mi-, and Mrs. Blenner-Hassett and ifamily spent Christmas In Lethbridge. Not much &tir on'the streets these days. Thoughtful people are staying at home to formulate New Year's resolutions. Mr. Alfred Clague, who hibernates In Lethbridge In winter and .grows corn and other cereals in the neigh-'borhood of Taber tho rest of the year, paid the town a, flying visit on Friday, r Chrletmaa Tree On tlie afternoon of Christmas Day the apnual Christmas tree and entertainment for the childreu of the Canada W�st employees was held in the 'Miners' Hall. A flue program of vocal and instrumental music was given by the miners' hand, assisted by the fol- 'N bFFICE-S CRIBTALL BLOCK. ' >^ / '' I! ed in Car ) 'from Our Own Con-03Doiident) MACLEOD, Dec. 30.- On Sunday December 22nd, I9I8, about 5 p.m. four young men, sons of J. H. Clifton, with one of their neighbor's boys started out ih  a" motor car- to shoot rabbits. Tliey.,hnd not gone far when they espied a big jack running across tho .field. Albert Clifton stepped off the car and started utter the big fellow. He fired at hlra but missed. He theu came back to the car, and as the car started Albert got on the running board, holding on with one hand, in the other he held his shot gun, but having mitlB on the gun slipped through his hand, and he held it only by the muzzle. As he llttedithe gun up it caught and discharged, the gun burning his mitt, and the hand, and the charge lodging In his left side. He was taken to the house about two miles away and Dr. M*Millat\ of Clares-holm, called in, \vho''!;^rp8sed the ITALIAN LOSSES ROME, Dec. 31.-The supreme com-mand of the Italian army has announced that Italian losses on all fronts during the viir totalled 460,000 dead. Of this number 16,362 officers were killed. Of the 947,000 wounded, 33,347 were officers. The number of men totally incapacitated hy wounds and disease is estimated at 500,000. . SNAP VERDICT LONDON, Dec. 30.-(Canadian, via Router's.)-The Manchester Guardian says that the election illus-trates one of the dangers Inherent to a democratic government, ' namely, the ability of tlie party in power by seizing a moment ot popular excitement and confusion to secure a verdict Which is not genuine. SHARP CONTRAST (Continued from Front Page), tho peace conference it your confidence sends me there.'" "Speaking at Manchester, President Wilson bluntly said that the "United States is 'not interested in the peace ot Europe, but in the peace ot the world. As for the Clemenceau theory of alliances, the president Blsmlssed it In this fashion: " 'It the future had uothing for us, but a new attempt to keep the world lit the right poise by a balance ot power, the United States would take no in- , , terest in it, because she will Join no wountj, afterwards brlhgffng-Jlie young com^iinatlon of power which H| sot a ;4|Gold if: - W When a~spap"smells"cleim^imd^nati^l,' you can be sure iti is made of high quality^ ingredients. Only such materials wUl pro- \ duce this clean odor. Gold Soap has a penetrating, sanitary odpr that instantly it the con-viction: "This is^ Its superior cleansing quali-; carries with good soap". ties confirm this first impression.' Gold Soap ii',tiaJt in the Procter OiCaHUili^^ ' at Hiunilton,_Cmatla ;