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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETIIBRIDGE DATUV HERALD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1918 DAILY ArJD WEEKLY is wide; it depends upon the initiative and knowledge and abilities of the j commissioners whether the settlement j of the soldiers upon the land will as- I sist us in solving a great after the war l-problem. Proprietors and Publitharb THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 323 6th Street South, Lethbrldge W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager fiuoinesfs Editorial TELEPHONES * Office ............,. xmuw Office .............. 1224 125* Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered,1 per week......10 X)aHy, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Baily, by mail, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to TJ.S..J2.00 Dales of expiry of subscriptions appear dally ci address label Acceptance of papers j.ftev expiration dato la cur authority to centinue the subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The strike situation in Germany is little changed, German reports stating that workmen at many of the centres have returned to work. Lacking proper leadership, the strikes apparently are failing of the effect they otherwise would have had in forcing the kaiser's government to its knees. Neverthe-less, the strikes have caused conster-nation in Berlin and elsewhere. A demand has been made by the socialists that the reichstag be summoned to discuss the strike, but the demand will not be complied with. There has been much abuse of tiie strikers by pan-German papers. Austrian losses in the recent Italian offensive are now said to have reached 500|l*. Activities on other fronts are confined to raids. USING THE WASTE TO PRODUCE WEALTH The war is awakening us to conservation and more than that it is awakening us to the. great importance of avoiding waste. � We waste an awful lot of tilings. Farmers bum straw.' Now couldn't ft be put to some useful purpose. We burn nearly ail our I waste paper, and carry to the nuisance-ground tin and glass of all kinds. T � These articles should be saved and used-and during the war they are in many eases being saved ami used. What about flax straw? it has been j wasted la the past and will be wasted in the future unless our government seriously interest themselves in the proposal of scientists. Dr. W. W. Andrews, a scientist, who been giving attention to the straw problem, declares that Saskatchewan can produce from her own flax fields all the binder twine, some $32,000,000 in value that she has been importing, and as much again for outside consumption. The war would be almost worth while if it brought about the use ' of this hitherto wasted product for such a necessary purpose. Dr. Andrew's inquiry into flax straw came about in this way: It seems that a certain farmer had a crop of flax, so poor that he did not consider it worth cutting, so Dr. Andrews and bis associates got hold of it. It was put through a flax mill at Rose-town and experimented on with a view to determining what could be done with it in the matter of producing twine, -ate. The results have been most surprising, about 50 different samples of twines, etc., having been produced. "Indeed," said Dr. Andrews, "a scientist of repute the other day told us we had linen. If we hare think what that means.'* The 4 \ i �� PASSTJVG *�* THS *wr man WILL TALK ABOUT A bumper wheat harvest & predict- i Calgary will try and raise $200,000 ed in France. Trof. A. M. Shaw, of the Agricultural College, Saskatoon, has been appointed livestock commissioner tor Saskatchewan. Rev. Prank H. Adams; late OfOakland, California, has been called ta the pastorate of the United Presbyterian church at Peace River. in a Red Cross campaign. not, howevbr,'i Democratic. Co-opora-tloh. " Industry* cart not go backward, it inuat~tjb-*forward.-- The. challenge of industry lo us who desire the social revolution is; "Can yon manage industry upon this (basis* of pemocratlq Co-operation as j well as or bettor than ft Is being man-1 aged today?" We can try. T. KDWIN SMITH. Mrs. O. R. Race, a former resident of Port Hope, died at tidmonton. Her son, Cecil F\ 1b registrar of the University of Alberta. - W ALL COAL NEEDED Following is a resume of Edwin Smith's address to be delivered tomorrow the Forum on industrial chat-The Wallace Shipyards in North I len*Vc. -, ; Vancouver have received contracts! CapjEUtism is the .most efficient for steel steamers to cost about $5,-[ forna of jwoduction that has yet been 000,000. Frank Beard, former Director of JRe- ) A sad fatality took place ufcen cords in the Department of Militia and John McKerracher, a prominent How* Defence, has been transferred from ard, Ont., township farmer fell from the Records Office to the position of the haymow to the barn floor, a dls-president of the separation board of j tance of about ten feet, and broke his review. St. Catharines, Ont., city council has decided to ask for legislation permit- neck. r Aid. W. S. Weldon has been appointed collector of customs of the port of ting them to increase the poll tax from �Montreal, in succession to R. S. White, I $5 to $10, and that legislation be passed putting a special tax on foreigners in Canada. The death of Acting Sergt.J. M. Timbers of Hawkesbury was attributed by Lt.-Col. W. T. Conneli, as the result of a post-mortem examination, to the more or less persistent use of wood alchol. Duncan McCallum, of Vancouver, was elected president of the British Columbia Federation of Labor for 1918. McCallum is business agent of the machinists, and is one of the leaders among organized labor. Robert Henry, former mayor of Brantford, Conservative standard-bearer in a number of bitter' election contests there against former Premier Hardy and of recent years resident, of Windsor, Orit., is dead." Nelson's new public school principal will be H. Macarthur, now principal of the public school at Vernon. The appointment follows the resignation of who resigned the position some time ago to re-enter journalism ias editor of the Gazette. J. J. Smith, B.A., chief clerk of the 'department of municipal affairs, has , received appointment of coinuiUsion-, er of wild lands in Saskatchewan. . one time he was a member of 1 staff of the Normal school, Winnipeg. tne. r J. R. Murdock, who for . t�ie past seven years .has been cashier in the Caanadian customs office in Brandon Ient tried, but^lt has* its limit*; It is"-dependent upon a, body of men who must work for, wages arid upori\a body of customers to buy Its products. In times of strain it can hot fulfil its obligations to one or the other. These limits would not apply to a system of production under voluntary co-operation where workers, owners I and customers are identical. | This matter of democratic co-oper-' atlon on the field of production is the goal of all the revolutionary bodies. Democratic co-operation should be superior to capitalism for some of the limits to capitalism wouldl not apply to It.The difficulty arises fn the practical application of these theories to the production of material commodities. Capitalism superceded Feudalism because it was more efficient. It will be superceded, not by talk, but by some form of organization more efflci- WA8 ACCIDENTAL rrlson, N.J., Feb. 1.-Part of the plant of tho Driver-Harris Wire company, engaged in manufacturing wire specialties for use by firms having government war contracts, was destroyed by fire with a property loaa estimated at $700,000. Two fonr-storey buildings were burned. Firemen had a narrow escape when one of tht) walls collapsed. Reports of incendiarism were discredited by Frank L. Driver, president ot the company, who said ho believed the blaze was accidental. 1ST has resigned his position, and leaves for Rosedale, Alta., where he will be office manaager for the Rosedale Coal and Cjay Products company. There is every indication that the provincial government will at this session bring in some legislation to meet general demand for a uniform type ot rural government. Having In reality three forms of government In the rural parts of the province has proved cumbersome both to tne rural districts and to the government, as every legislation' having to do with the rural districts F. G. Calvert, who has accepted the - had to be adjusted to the different position of school inspector for the ' � - - district NO DEMAND FOR �ALLOT CHANGE LetQbridge has had four municipal �� r lections since the preferential form of ballot was introduced. Mayor Hardle can point to no single instance following an. election in L L which there was any popular demand for a change in the form of the ballot. That is the strongest argument against any change being made now. The worst that can be said against the ballot is that "plumping" is indulged in by some electors. Bat this �-i Is true under the old ballot where two or more candidates are to be elected on one ballot. So "plumping" cannot be said to be a weakness characteristic of the preferential ballot. The Hsrald is quite satisfied the voters of the city will protect their oting rights on Tuesday by refusing to revert to the obsolete ballot of the dark ages. ImpcHa, government^ a.read, mak- '^So/VnS ^fiSK'TSE ing'enquiries about it. In going on to point out what this meant to Saskatchewan. Dr. Andrews said that while much flax was raised now the production could be wonderfully increased. At the present time this country was practically depend- j ent on the province of Yucatan, Mexico, for its supply of twine. So scarce had supplies of jute, hemp, etc., become that the Argentine, which bags its wheat for export, was 52,000,000 bags short to handle the expected crop. Dr. Andrews very properly says that scientific research should be encouraged and he advocates the expenditure of two and a half million dollars. It types of government. under way to memorialize the Dominion government to make It a statuaory crime. At present it le not punishable by law. The central council qf the Neighborhood Workers* association is at the head of the movement to stamp out this evil. Natives of Alsace-L/orralne living in United States without having been naturalized will not be registered as aliens, but as French citizens of the "lost provinces/' provided they obtain identification cards from the responsible association in America and have them countersigned by French consuls. "I think we are giving farmers~too much consideration, some way or other. I feet that we are coo lenient. I have an idea that this province Is not I INCREASE OF LIGHT RATI The Editor of the Herald: Dear Sir,-I have noted In your paper several references .on the probability of an Increase, of 2c per k.w. to i light consumers, arid am of the opln-' ion that such an increase Is not justifiable for the reasons which I will endeavor to enumerate. The approximate revenue of our light and power department In $120,- 000 with an estimated surplus of $10,-000 for the year. If those figures are near correct, it woulcl show the department to he in a^ood financial position and one might- entertain the thought of a reduction in rates, but certainly not an increase, an increase of 2c per k.w. would be equivalent to QREAT RESPONSIBILITY RESTS ON THIS COMMISSION The Soldiers Land Settlement com-musion just appointed is to administer the L&nd Settlement Act passed at r the last session of parliament. The act specifies that 180 acres of land is to go to a soldier who desires to take up farming, and also a loan of $2,500, if the soldier requires it. This commission must allocate this land and supervise the loans. But that Is not all. It must find the land, and naturally we think of Dominion land. Most of the.Dominion land not yet taken up is miles away from railroads and settlement*. There is not likely to he much attraction to settlement in dis-tant districts far from modern conveniences. This new board, therefore, will have to solve the problem of acquiring desirable land for settlement. There is plenty of such desirable land in the possession of speculators, and held as grants by companies like the C.P.R. and Hudson's Bay Co., and by tho Indians under treaty rights. These laodK are. close to railroads and settled communities. Their occupation by the soldiers would not demand thts expenditure oi money upon new railroads for the railroads are already running by and through them or very very close to them. The land settle- r ment commission should try and acquire these lands. Canada Bhould ^n-4e*vor to settle the country provided already .with transportation and con-venlances before it branches out Into the settlement of new country with-put these facilities. It Is a big prob-lero and we hope the new commission 1* capable of handling it. We are not acquainted with its members 1)ut if the commission does not measure up to the taBk, the government must accept the. responsibility, and we imagine the government realized the great importance of the undertaking when it selected the commissioners. The commission must also provide for the tracing of soldiers for the farm, in fact it must not only place the men on farms, but It loans them money and supervises the expenditure of the money with the high purpose' of mak-lag farmers out of the soldiers-farmers who will stsy on the land, develop our resources and become contented and prosperous producers. The scope 1 Of the possibilities of this commission is not too much to ask because if half' stopping much stuff to the allies to j of Dr. Andrew's estimate was reached. I h.eIf win. th� T\ Such w�8 tbe '20 per cent *nd witK the above f the investment would be more than repaid. This Saskatchewan scientist, Is a strong believer in the development of gas from straw. There were 11,400 cubic feet of We who advocate revolutionary policies must accept the responsibilities i of making a success of production upon a new basis. Capitalism is incapable of handling conditions growing out of the war. i Many changes have been made. More may have to be made. .The revolutionary element by a vote, by a period of hard times or by a general strike may be suddenly thrust into power. If we are able to organise the productive capacities of the nation upon a basis of service to society we will succeed. If not we will fall and reaction will come. It is not wise to wait until capitalism has tottered and confusion has come to prepare for the task or reor- i ganizing society. The dependence of men upon the continuous operation of the machinery of production is so great i that confusion must not occur. \ Those who desire the change can ; do some things in advance. j (1) Prepare themselves to super- j viae production. Good foremen are i scarce. j (2) Study their particular fields to ! determine the practical application of j co-operation to actual operations. 1 Some practical applications are. - The coal miners might open, own and operate the coal mines where they 1 are to work. The building trades might erect houses without the intervention of a contractor. Industry has become gigantic. A rattway'with 100,000 men in us employ is a concrete example ot efficient cooperation between men of all races, creeds, tastes and dispositions, it is ? ? * UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTROL Ottawa, Jan. 31.-Canada's railway problem is not yet solvejl by the special committee of the cabinet which is dealing with It, but progress is being made. Increasing credence is now attached to tbe alternative plan, which, substantially along the lines of the Drayton-Ackworth report would nationalize all the railways except the Canadian Pacific, the latter maintaining Us Identity, but during tbe period ot the war co-ordinating its traffic with the proposed government group embracing the Intercolonial, Transcontinental, Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern. All would be subject to control under the railway war board if this plan is carried into effect. No definite conclusions, how-, ever, have yet been arrived at. tidmonton, Feb. 1.-Alberta could easily furnish all the coal required west of Winnipeg, states John T. Stirling, chief inspector of mines for Al-bevta. He is of the opinion that all coal coming to Port Arthur should, for the present, be diverted to the east, for it's a matter of habit more than of necessity tie thinks, that Winnipeg Insists on the Pennsylvania coal. So long as they can get the American coal they will use it in preference to the Alberta product. There does hot need to be much deterioration In the Alberta product If it Is properly stored, says Mr. Stirling. Householders could' easily fill their cellars without any appreciable loss of valuo during the winter, With ordinary conditions Mr. Stirling believes that western coal Can vary euccess-fully compete as regards valus . for price paid with the Pennsylvania product. BLEACHERS 30c The two-bit bleacher seat at the big league baseball fames, which has been ah institution since the national game stepped into prominence, will ho a thing of the paat for 1918. The war tax will necessitate the fans coughing up HO cents lor the usual 25r.cent seat. FLIGHT LIEUT. MISSING Ottawa, Feb. 1. - It If announced through the naval department that Flight Lieut. Cecil Branson, R.N.A.S. of Ottawa, is missing. John Forrest, of Glasgow, Scotland, an ordinary seaman in the Royal Navy Canadian Reserve has been killed. * - Carter's Little Liver ?!Kg Constipation The Great Vegetable RTERS Puts Yon Over Night C;�nuin� bear* titntture Small fill Colorless a condition which or Pale Fare* J?ul!!y *5dicate 4*e *�mm *f ur r uld have to be mined underground, the straw was on the surface. Certainly our governments should encourage the research of men like Dr. As an outcome of the recent con* ference held by provincial represents, tives with Hon. T. A.'Crerar, minister of agriculture at Ottawa, arrangements Andrews. Their discoveries might | ^av* b?ei\, made J^l^f^?.? completely transform the west' and make wealth out of much of our present waste material. Italy seems to be coming back. Have you sacrificed anything for the Red Cross yet. If not do it now. Edmonton firemen are on strike. The first thing, they know they may be fired. There will be no demand from the allies for a settlement of the strikes In Germany, Internal troubles in Germany may bring the war to a conclusion much earlier than big guns and projectiles. The consolation to the small boy during the discussion about the possible closing of the movies three days a week, was the fact that Jiggs would be* on hand every evening, Sunday excepted. Compulsory education is advocated in Quebec. When that province gets it there won't be so much strife between the races in Canada. Enlightenment 1b all that a lot of people in that province require. The Vancouver Sun la beginning to worry that in a few years New Year's will have lost a large part of its solemnity. It fears that.the things, that we have been in the habit of swearing oft will have'been legislatively eliminated. It forgets. that onions and chewing tobacco still enjoy the "open season." leave of absence in each province -for the purpose of passing-of release cf soldiers, drafted under the Military Service Act, for participation in farm labor according to New Brunswick Info rmation. r A memorial war shrine has been erected at Bobcayegon, Ont., similar to those erected in different parts of tfte old country. This la believed to the first one erected In Canada, and has accordingly attracted a great deal of attention. The purpose for which it was erected is to keep in honor con- i �tantly before the minds of citizens the names of the men who have gone to fight in defence of the empire. The British house of commons by a vote of 2"3 to 123 rejected the amendment of the house of lords to the Representation ot the peoples bill, establishing the principle of proportional representation in parliamentary elections. The government took no action on either side, but left the house free to vote on the question. The house thrice before rejected the bill. r � - Proposals to build a tunnel roadway for vehicles under the Hudson river and connecting New York and New Jersey will be discussed at the conference between the-governors and the congressional ' representatives of the two states a*nd the mayors of the two cities In New York within a few days. It is proposed that the two cities shall, pay two-thirds of J-hg CQ&t and the federal government the remainder. : them to be delighted to pay another ' man's debt. Again, the man who pays his taxes should not be penalized for the one who does not, or is It right that the residents should be compelled when paying their light bills that they should pay 9c per k.w. for light with an added 2% por cent to help out the non-resident speculators. I believe it has been shown that this proposed remedy is really worse than the disease. Further, if the frinclple is correct, why stop at a 2c per k.w. increase, why not make it high enough to eliminate taxes altogether and dispel such vexatious and troublesome topics as tax Bales, etc. Thanking you for the space, Mr. Editor, ROBT. BARROWMAN. PRESBYTERIAN Hon. A. J. McLean, Alberta's minister of public works, returned on Sun-day from Ottawa, where he had been conferring with the * federal internment with reference to the care of mentally detective returned; soldiers. "Arrangements have been satisfactorily made," Hon. "Mr. McLean'said, "whereby these men- will be cared for by each province individually and- the provinces will be reimbursed by the Dominion government." OVER 40 YEARS ON THE ROAD The name of W. G. Reid of Hamilton, Ont., is a familiar one to thousands throughout the Dominion. For over forty years Mr. Reid has seen service as a commercial traveller. A letter recently received from him indicates how he suffered from Rheumatism, and at last found relief. Read this letter: Hamilton, Ont. About four years ago 1 wrote you of my condition from Muscular and In* flammatory Rheumatism and Kiduey Trouble and my efforts through travel and change of climate to rid myself of these unwelcome guests, and how I only found relief in Gin Pills after spending a lot of time and money in foreign lands. Since then Gin Pills have been my sheet anchor. I find in advancing 3'ears a tendency of the kidneys to get out of order more easily than formerly but a few doses of Gin Pills puts them right and wards off other and more serious trouble. I feel it not only a duty but a pleasure to recommend Gin Pills for Kidney and Madder Troubles to my thousands of personal friends throughout Canada to whom I am well known as a commercial traveller of over forty years' service," Yours truly* (Signed) W. G. Reid. A sample of Gin Pills sent free upon request to National JlmK & Chemical Co. of Canada,Limited* Toronto, or to the U. S. address~-Na-Drn-Co Inc., 202 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. <2T Knox Church Corner 4th Ave. and 8th street 9. Rev. Capt. A. H. Oenoon, Pastor Riv. W. F. Burns, Actinfl Ptitor. Regular cervices at XI a.m. and 7.30 p.m. 10 a.m.: Boys Department. 1130 a.m. Big Sisters' Bible Class. 2.30 p.m.: Big Brothers* Bible CIobs. 1.00 p.m.: Other Departments of Sunday School 4 P Chinese Class, ANGLICAN St. Cypr7airs Church Cor. 11th Street and 8th Av*. South. Rev. Canon W. V. McMilten, B,A, Rector Matins-11 a. m. Sunday School r.r.J Bible Classes, 3 p.m. EVENSONG 7.S0 p.m. Holy Communion-lat and 3rd Sundays at 8.00; 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a.m. ��pti�m-4th Sundays at 4 p.m. Christian Church Cor. 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Oliver L. Curtis, Pastor Connaught Mansions Sunday School at 10.30. All be present to receive a button to work for final reward. Morning subject: "Christ Speaking by the Use of Parables/' Evening Subject: "Our Debt to the Jews." Christian Endeavor at 6.45. Welcome METHODIST Wesley Church Rev, Chas. E. Cragg, B. V., Pastor. Residence 320 11th St. S. Phones: Parsonage 404, Church Study 408 Claude Hughes, Musical Director 11 a.m. * Morning Worship, Subject: "The Gospel of Bearing Burdens.'* .5 2 o'clock: Bible School and Bible Classes. The collection for the Armenians postponed for one week. 7.90'p.m. Evening Service, Subject: "Christ's Attitude to the Errino and Ours." Song Service 10 minutes before the regular service. Music for Sunday as follows: "What Are These," (Stainer); "A Day in Thy Courts/' (Macfarren); Solo, Mr. J. C. McKee-"Hold Thou My Hand," (lU'lggst; "Christian Dost Thou See Them," (Dykes). 1 THE UNITED CHURCH OF NORTH LETHBRIDGE Rev, E. J. Hodaini, P-A.. Pastor 1271 5th Ave, N. Pfcane 1<69 10 a.m.: Class meeting for boyfc and girls. Communion Services Morning and Evening. Honor roll at evening service. . 2.00 p.m.: Beginner's and Primary Depts. ot the Sunday School." 3.15 p.m.: Other Depts. of the Sunday School. CHRIST ADELPHIANS 1 t Meet In the Moose Hall, Hfgtnbotham Block* Entrance 5th St. and 2nd Avenue South Wednesdays: 8 p.m., Bible Class, Sundays at 10 a.m. to commemorate the Lord's Death, and at 7.30 p.m. to proclaim the glad tidings of the Kingdom of God. Subject: "The World-Power of the Future." All Seats Free No Collection BAPTIST First Baptist Church Cor. 3rd Av�. and tth 8. Rev. c. Bakar. Patter Services 11 a.m. audita gi.ni. A.M. Subject: "Rademsrtloft?' Da It Yourself." , P.M. Subject: "The BugtBear of Religion." : ; � 'Bible School at 12 a.m., with classes to suit all ages. Midweek Prayer and Bible Discussion Wednesday, 8'p.m. Communion after the evening service. The pastor preaches at both services Sunday. AM Are W*|coms SALVATION ARMY Adj. and Mrs, Hamiltcn, officers In charge, Sunday, 11 a.m., 3 and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School, 2 p.m. Monday, Thuraday, Saturday, 8 p.m. Tuesday, 7.30 p.m., Corp Cadets. Wednesday, 2 p,m.f Home League, fi p.m.: Life Saving Scouta and Guards The Citadel Band in attendances, Sunday and Thursday Services. Everybody Welcome CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY Hull Block, 7th Street S. Sunday Service at 11 a.w. Subject: "Love." Sunday School convenes after the morning service. Wednesday Evening, Testimony masting at 8 p.m. The reading room is open daily except Sundays and legal holidays, from 3 to 5 p.m. Here, the Bible and authorized Christian Science literature may be read, borrowed or purchased. The public is cordially Invited to attend the church services, also to visit the reading room. PENTECOSTAL PENTECOtTAt; AMEMRLY 8. O. E. Hall, ntxt V. M. C� A. Rev. c M. Nave, Pastor Res. 3o716tN ii W. Sunday, 11 a.m. and 740 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 p.nr. Prayer Service, 1514 3rd Ave. N, Saturday, 8 p.m. The Assembly Is enjoying V revival and many new ones have been added during the past two weeks. If you don't attend also where Come. ASSOCIATED HtUE STUDENTS ^^^�^e^fcs^sjjj^iBr Room 12 Stafford flock, Ffffb 8t S. Sunday, 7.30 p.m., Blbla Study. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Bible Study, on "The Atonement Bstw�sn Ood and ty*n," followed by prayar .and testl mony meeting*. All welcome No aslleetian / f ;