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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUH THK LKTHBRinaK DAILY HKBALD, MONDAY, TEBRUARY WO She peralb alberta DAILY. AND WEIKLY and Pu THl-jUTHlRICGE HIRALO COMPANY. LIMITED Ml Mi Mriitt W, A. BwhanM and Jitiuclnt Director TorrmiKt IU. As a "ititer fact, she collected I nothing at all on jncomes during these I years. only In business sroflts taxes, or fitly millions '.ess ban Australia (with only five eighths of tho population) collected In in- come taxes. Australia's first war pro- Ills tix was collected iu 1917-15. and' ttetiod pounds v stetting, or TtLEHKONIS 1252 1221 luresu o) Circulations Rites: Dally, "....._ 7.60 Dally, by nuii.'jier'ycar t.OJ Weakly, by mailjVf year...... l.M by year to u.3. 2.00 .of ezplr; or subscription ip- daily on ailOre.s Intel. of upcra after expiration data If osr authority to the It doubtful whether the proceeds from the first year's operation Cacadlgn income tax will much be- FOR THE BUSY MAN K. Walker, roadmaster of the C.P.R. (at Qrand Forks, has liien transferred OTTAWA. Jau. The to- yond paying for the expenses ol tuc day pi'bUsht-a tho fallowing tnacliluery. They amounted to An fsu" ,in over nine million dollars. Vet daring conflict between it the Canadian should bo placed In the hands .of a body having the greatest possible powers to see that Us orders are car- ried out. That body Is the board ol Mrs. T. B. wife of a former commerce, aaairer of tho Union Dank at Blair- moro. died at Carstaiis. Joseph Illrondelie, who was born north ot Edmonton In. 1845 ami lived T. A. Hunt hns resigned as cttylln Calgary for 46 years, died at his solicitor of Winnipeg and will return home In Calgary. Ho was of Trench- bourd lvas yesterday by ly twenty lectcjj' million dollars the first year that the Australian it- ,be commission. board come lax was in force total of Gear- 1ms all to do with tlio handling and was col- marketing of the enin crop; the j commission has all to do wilh the rail- A further comparison In the tap- j that spn-e time ago a wort piping of wealth and the adoption of I ins agreement was made between the direct taxation Is given from the Uni- ted Stages revenue figures. In 1915 corporation and individual Incomes f 1'5 to be only contributed about eighty millions uie'Canadian Pacific and the to the treasury. In 19191 they contri- Canadian National. The cars went half billions, is about one- Canadian Pacific and Canadian Na- tional railways, whereby cac.il week 175 cars were to be sent to tfio head here all right but the way they have Canada's population Itiirleentb that of lUe. United States. On the basis of population, there- fore, and iu prupui-lioEi to tho United States, there should have been collect- ed Iu taxes uixm wealth during thai year about JSOO.MO.OCO. As a matter offact. the total was nbout forty mil- lions. The Information submitted is inter- esting 'it only servlug to show that wealh acquired Ihrough the war his not been made lo pay Its sufficient pro- portion to the expenditure treated by Ihe war. In relying on taxes derived from the tariff. Ihe burden has been very unevenly spread. A CONTRAST IN PIRICT TAXATION The Ottawa staff correspondent ol Winnipeg FYeo Press draws atten- tion to the fact that direct taxation forced upon Canada' by the war. Government and Finance Minister urere slow and reluctant in adopting it, after five years of war, in- direct taxation, In tho shape of Cus- toms and Excise duties, continues lo provide the greater proportion of the revenue of Ihe Dominion. Practically tie total cost of the war has been de- frayed from borrowing, and the pro eeeds of the new dirccl taxes scarce 'been sufficient to meet the in- crease In consolidated account ex- due to added interest, penf ion Charges, and the increased' cost of j Ireland is a case ot carrying ths'-B-ar administration. j Into Africa. Olstcnnea do uol by any means relish this plan ot campaign. Bribing electors by giving them bacon is a literal way of trying to "get away with the bacon" on the part of these who used the methods in Den- mark. The capturing of Derry uy the Sinn Feiriers -in tho municipal elections In If'wsa the toast of the former Mini- ster of Finance, Sir Thomas White, says' the correspondent of lie' Free PreEj.'.thal Canada had the highest eicess -profits lax 'in Ihe world. It his 'further boast that Canada had received tremendous orders for war material, and (hat the greater pro- norlion of her own vrar expenditure was spent in Canada.' In spite of boasts, the surprising, fact re- iflalns itat from the beginning of the var .nntil end" ot .the fiscal Winnipeg has been newspaperlesa and may ne milkless. 'It will have tho experience of knowing what It means to be .without two of the prime necessities of According to the special despatch from Regina displayed'by the Toronto Globe, 'the Union Government is-due :o if Westerners had th'cir adi in Income Ux and ex- B 'mulcte'd the' -War _ toui ot about ejghty mil- 'itopr' dollars, or an--am6unt scarce 'f fjclent v to -defray the expenses' of thejwar out that as. compared with itiitrjlia -r.iid New Zealand Canada held a favoreii among the Dominions of the Empire, we are' told, to 'Iheir from of .war and the -shortage of the two former Dominions -probably; worse off .instead of, better off' financially by' the war. Tfet these countries took advan- tage of tbe war to adopt ilirocl Jaxa- Ih'e consideration of Parliament at the may be bctter'iate nutjfa measure of this 'im- has been too long delayed. spite of Us republican -form of government, Germany has not yet offi- cially itself the Republic of. Qermany. H is still spoken of as he German' Empire. This is riot with- >ut sUnificanco. tion greater Ctnada. extent than did From a table furnished, showing the of revenue obtained from taxa- New" Is'noted' thiit Ifom 1915 lo 19181 inclusive, that 'In' income taxes fi -tolai of pounds sterling New Zealand's popula- tion, according to the census of 1916, was about one-oigbth Ihe of .'Canada. On the basis population, Canada during the four mentioned should have collected income taxes on wealth a total of whereas as a matter ot .'Tfict Canada collected nothing in In- tax, and on war profils only Ihe 1 sum of or pror twenty millions le.is titan New iealanj, with only one-eighth of Ihe itopulatlon and wilh fow orders, col- ta Income taxes. V In IMS alone New Zealand raised from incomes a total of pounds sterling, or On of population Canada should Jimre eight limes that amount, or Instead, Canada rals- ;'va uoums oil jnconio at all dur- and only on kwineii profits taxei, or seven iloM than New Zealand, with one- eighth pi the population, raised on in comes. Australia did not'adopl the Income UT until 1515-16. During (he first 'year of Its operation iho Common- Wtllth collected n total of founds sterling, or The year a total of pounds tlerling, or was collected. The third year (1917-18) tills lai brought (o tho treasury a total, of pOiinuj iieriSlijp, ,'ur In the three years the total .hy the Commonwealth in in- Uxes was The pop- ulation of Australia, according to the df 1917, (including or about (ive-eighths that of Canada. In tho three years. (janada, on Ihe basis of hor ponulallon, .find In jiroporllon to Australia's pro fffii, shonld hars collected Tie before Tbfl Board of Commerce Is staid- ing on its dignity In'challenging tbe right of appeal over Us questionnaires )y the manufacturers. This is what any self respecting body can only be expected lo do. If there misunderstanding as ;o tbe scopo of local advisory -boards under the Factory Act, 11 shoulil be cleared away. An advisory board only to advise, and wllh.no further action to'result from that advice, does not appear to have, much-of a function. een used is causing Irouble. Tho inderstanding was that they were lo e divided in duo proportion be.twe.cn xport and local traffic, bul Ihe wheat oard is charged wilh "hoggins" tho vhole of tlm by usiug cars or wheat export purposes, while grain or domestic save what- the allters require, has been standing till. Peremptory orders ivere- issued yes- erday by the railway commission llrecting Ihe railways to have 175 ;ars at Port Arthur and Fort in Monday, and every succeeding kionday, and to use them in adequate iroportlon for forwarding all grades of cnarse grain and flax to market ns'tead of allowing the cars 'to .bo especially used for handling 'wheat designed for export. The. allocation of the cars has, -been made by tho Shippers' Association, hut, this In large part, is very or similar to the wheat board. The'ordcr vhlch went' out by. -wire yesterday o all 'parties interested seems likely ;o cause some excitement. to private practice. Robert Preston, R'ove of Gloucester township, was elMtsii warden of Carlelou county. Medicine Hat's school salary schedule will mean an Increase ot Osnadlau descent, and his SKI tT, Jan. Mr. M, P. Beattle and Mr. II. Bailie, Jr., from Ihe south, were Iu Skiff expecting more green feed frgm lha north. Mr. of Bros., INS PEOPLE CHE' OTTAWA, Jan. Canadian has .been received by the office of the overseas forces of Canada from Gustave-Casy, president of an association.formed by of Moris to care-'for th'e graves of allied soldiers. The burgomasters and inhabitants of the 81 communes of the Mons oisirk-i Iiavo organized into one association. "Each member-family of the association has pledged-them selves to care for and beautify ,the graves pf the soldiers.' Ititlio next-of- kin propose! t'o. visit. Belgium, they will he the 'guest charge of the grave whilst there. Tlie owners of the-ground'in wly'ch the deceased ..soldiers are bur-ied. through the association, have a free title for eacii plot to Ihe 'families interested. Many headstones have been erected by public subscription? and on the anniversaries of the two battles of Mons, (August 23 ami November 11) homage is paid to the deceased and wreaths are laid upon their graves. Tho associationinow re ports that they have.'in their charge the graves of 100 allied soldiers. Kight Canadian Baptists have con- tributed R total of flOMOO to their J'orwiird-Movement. P. M. Christopher represents tho coal miners on Ihe executive of the Jail at Atlantic City Is amply. One arrest has been made since Jan. 15, when prohibition came. A. M. Irvine has been appointed gen- eral agent of tho Hudson's Bay Co. in Montreal. Mrs. U. P. McWilliams, wife of a Winnipeg barrister, Is mentioned as a possible .Labor candidate for tho Fed- eral House for one of the Winnipeg seats. The Rev. Dr. Cyrus Townsend Brady and author of books and plays, died of pneumonia at Yonkers, N.Y. Two subscriptions 'started the Toroqto .Methodist.conference on Is way lo pass the million mark in the Forward Movement. S. T. -Armstrong, a'lcial man bought lie Xaiiton town debentures for bearing 6 per cent, interest aud repayable in ten equal annual In- stalments paying par. A. syndicate proposes to compete with the railways for freight business liy a service of motor trucks between Detroit and Toronto via Port Huron, Barilla aiid London. Counsel fees, court and olher ex- penses in connection with the trial of strike leaders, as an aftermath of Ihe Winnipeg' general'''strike, cost the "Manitoba government last year. Gordon Fftwcelt-Watnhy, murderer, bank robber and train bandit, whose crimes reached from .coast to coast and culminated In the murder of two Brooklyn bank employee! in Decem her, 191S. was electrocuted In Sing Sing prison. He "claimed to have corao who are dead, were born in :he react) River country. Mr. Hlrondclle was boru at Lake-St. Aniie, north of Kd- nionton, end spent his whole life in Alberta, although he spent several years at .various tlmos In the United States. During the Kiel rebellion, he worked for the government as a freighter throughout the northwest. He was widely knawn Iu Alberta as a stockman. Mr. McBrlde, labor M.P.P. for Jlraul- ford and Hon. W. H. RoHo, minister of labor In the Ontario government have straightened out their differences. They. Issued the following signed statement: have ,liad a frank, honest discussion of ail points at Issue and find that the difficulty have been more in the nature of misifuiier- standings than differences o! policy. We have shaken hands and have agreed to work Jointly for the best Interests, of, the. Independent Labor The' understanding ivas- that e Labor group should be seated ID o House as a unit." was down h'ere overlooking his stock, which are wintering oil the tirltuiau ranch. Mr. 'Smart, of' tlio .Meeks Broa.' hag' been 'to Lethbridgo on a business trip. The party visit took place Friday night, Jan. 3Mb, and met with the best success.' Hefresbmeuts wsre served, at the close of the evening. Mrs. W.-H. Cirrlngtfls 11. Bailie, Jr., won the honors at the card tables. Bertha Plumb, ot Bltokfildi, a girl under the tte'ot elxtwo ymn, (mi was sentenced Gilbert, of Bow" Island. Mrs. A. n. Rygg and children, wn have linen spending a week with he parents, Mr. and Mrs. .1. IJcwelyn, 0 Grassy Lake, have 'returned 'home'. Mr. J. Llewelyn, Jr., Is niilttf.ltl.an suffering from ringworm on his nee and face. Mrs. Clark, daughter 'ot'S. :W, Asli ton, has bought tho'.. quarter-Sectlo Just west of the town from C. L HrunFdale, for per. acre'." 'On Jan. the friends .of E of (tie Gas Co., 'gare. a'.p'ar" tho evil The coneoctlntr nf thn a very In the at M HID CHI. Jill LOnCOCllng 01 tnO mOOn- I (Itvin tine. 'n mnmhol- (hi, shine' brand of spirits, In tho evil It works, makes UVorse than an unlaw- ful act: fannera and labor men are Methodist church last Sunday, on women's work. Mlsa Marjorie Dattwbec, of Chin, and formerly of Burdett. Is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Lumhard. -Mr. and Mrs. P'rerl Klfon! aro re- over the advent of an o., 'gre.R'. talking .of gelling, together politically I pound girl. I-ast reports mother and in Alberta, Quebec'..labor" Is fighting j daughter both doing well. to prevent ot farmers' produce from In an effort to I i-tioa t'ljjui; m'uwu, UI'Ullllllvlll force ,down'the high cost of living., smongst our young people, left on And Ihe farmers whb get-up at three o'clock''IB'Iho mortilng to milk the COWB to p'roduco buffer 'and milk to unionist [eels Dial he In Iho de- it' irtll.take better diplomat libor on a afx proposition! Probably the: solve It, VERDUN "REMAl'NS "DRY" a-result of IJio reforeniliim'vole 'takeh'ou Km-1 urday, Iho innnlclpallly of Verdun will remain dry. .The vole showed a ma- n.friendly.wiijr thrdugd our back yanls Jorlty of 728 against Hie Mrs- Ab- On-en, who hna been (juito "minent January S3rd for Hndrle, in (he Pence Hlver district, where she has boen en- gaged as school teacher. The young people of Iho village gathered al her home the night beforo she left to ex- lend their gooil They pre- senled lier with a good strong leather strap so that .-ho wonid armed against rail oincrgencica. Mrs. Millar, who Is spending the winter with hor daughter, Mrs. XV. W. Andrews, lias been quite but Is slowly recovering. On Keb.-fr the young ladies of Ilnr-, delt arc giving a leap year parly in tho shape of a masci'ucrade to lie held in Ihe Majestic theatre. Uvtryono In BnrdcU knows Iho litlle pig which has roamed.in. sncli for NIC past year, will lin Inter- Owin has been 'a membel' ot Ihia com munity for a nnmbnr of yearA and now severing his connection with Ih Gas Co. and intends taking up farn ing In Indiana. Ho Is leaving ve'r fihorlly. CHURCH TO HAVE ROOF GARDEN PITTSBURO, Pa., church that will attract IU mem- bers as well as aeekers after the light Is planned by the Weit and Christian Church, at Highland avenue and Alder itreet. With this determination in view, tho trustees announced today that a new edifice (o c6st a half million dollars, wilh a roof garden and a dormitory msmbirs, i-.-ouid be built immediately. Tho new church will: be stories high and sfeeplei and spires will be absent. All funds -set aside for the building will be used to make Ihe church-auditor- iums and roof garden places where the members of the con- gregations will find pleasure of a clean and wholesome natuie. The dormitories will be rented to young men, partle'ulrfrly yeung slndcnli. OTTAWA STILL IN THE DARK OTTAWA, Jan. Whether Can- adian delegates were successful In reaching tie meeting In Paris of the' fio.yeriilng .body of the International labor conference. Is still uncertain. Cables sent by tho government yesterday, but so far no replies have been received. There'' Is no question that'the two P. A. Aclaud, deputy minister of labor and Tom Moore, president of the tradei and Avffyeyi CD the other But It Is doubte'd If they reached In time to take Slions. in the governing body's dellber- Judge Mahaffy, at Red Deer, a "married man, Sydney Edwards, pleaded guilty to the abduction of The Famous Name MASON RISCH on a Phonograpk Ye're yM been lo Up to the demind (or this wonderful Instrument. See It! Hear It! You'll surely want one. The tone quality In like our full, resonant, clear. _- Buy. twine of payment. Horn, of Serving the New Canadians DURING the past twenty years Canada received three million new settlers of whom about one million wera of foreign speech. The war interrupted immigration, but soon the march westward will begin again. Mutual Requirements What do we expect of-these new-citizens? Respect for Law and order, a measiirs of -diligence, that they may not be- a charge upon the community, and a willingness to adjust themselves to a new environment What do they expect of us; the native-born? Justice, sympathy and kindness. They are entitled .also to the stimulating influences of great Canadian Ideals. They right to of Christ, not only explained in theory, but .worked out ia practice, by. Christian mtn and -v. The Church Hampered The Church has not been neglectful of these new Canadians, whether' settled in the crowded cities, or on the Western plains. But the' effort to reach them with the ministry of 'Religion miade difficult far lack of Missionaries to overtake the work, and-by inadequate financial means. A Case of Misunderstanding Many Church Members do not realize the magnitude of the task.' I-acking complete understanding of the situation; they have not sought out spiritual leaders for these hew Canadians, and have been content with former standards of giving. Even with a slowing-dpwn of immi- gration, the needs have not been met. What will happen when the flood-tide rolls in again? Look! A Study in'Contrasts In the year 1800, the United States had a population of During the next twenty years, .000 immigrants arrived in American ports. In 1901, Canada had a popula- tion of During the next fifteen years, the immigration to (his Dominion reached a total of From 1904 to 1914, Canada ac- cepted MORE -immigrants than the United States received in the same period despite the fact that the population of the Republic .was ten times that of Israel Zangwill and others ipeik of the United States ai the melting- pot of the and marvel at the task of assimilating the new comers. WHAT WOULD THEY THINK OF THE PROBLEM IN CAHADA? Spirit The great majority-of'immigrantsi in the Dominion are men of good-will, aspiration 'for useful citizenship. They are .helping to do the day's-wprk: of this lahd for the advantage of us all. The future public opinion'of the future moral stability of the nation depends of the Chuich to fulfil its trust to, these ijfew Canadians. Motives' 'for -Activity' You are a Canadian, proud of .your xountry, and deeply concerned for its future. You are believing