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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta page point THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5. 1918 Ittbbrftae Derail XetbMu&ae, llberta V DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor* and Publishers THB" LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 124 6th Street South. Lethbridge W. A. Buchanan Fresident and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager Business Editorial TELEPHONES Otfice Office * � �  1252 1234 Subscription Rates: delivered, per week......10 delivered, per year .....$5.00 by mail, per year ......14.00 Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 Daily, Daily, Daily. Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers r.fte:' expiration aate is our authority to centinuo the subscription. Canada la that undertaken by the Quebec government, and now approaching completion, at La Loutre. on the St. Maurice liver. The new dam is in- | tended to store the waters of the/rivor for the beneH? of important /tevWupiM ; water powers at La Tuque. Grand 1 Mere, and Shawinigan Falls. The dam was begu n In 11*1?. and when com -pleted win cost about $1,500,000, and will create n reservoir of 160.000 million cubic feet, forming the third largest artificial reservoir in the world, exceeded only by that at Assuau, and the Gatun l/akv? on the Panama Canal. The owners xof power sites already developed will pay the government i\ I yearly rental of about $130,000. Under present conditions the powpr sites which are being: protected have n total capacity of 350.000 horsepower, but when the flow is regulated from the reservoir it is estimated that abo'.it 900.000 horse-power will be available. The Quebec provincial government is progressive in providing this great wacer power. It will repay because scores of new industries will utilize it. * PICKED PASSING UP BUSY MAN I FIRE DEPT 1 l, THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR E A" recognition of the fact That nothing but the crushing of Germany in a military way and by. force- �f arms will bring peace on proper terms, was the outstanding feature of the inter-allied war council which was concluded in Paris'. With this came the determina-tioffjtb pursue the war with all vigor possible and with the utmost co-operation between all the allied powers. The massing of men on the western from continues. Bin if tlie enemy is massing troops so are the allies, an.l the preponderance of men is now confidently said to be resting with the allies. TAX SALE IS THE CORRECT COURSE There can be no quarrel city commissioners for their to hold a tax sale in June, is now carrying on iis books tax arrears for the years 1914, 1015. 101(5 with the decision The city C. A. Hagerman. pioneer resident of Port Hope, is dead. Wm. Irwin, one of the, oldest settlers of Newdale, Man., is dead. Richard Parsons, proprietor of Par-sou's Fair at St. Mary's, Out., ia dead, j Dr. Alfred T. Pearson, a native of Carp, Ont., died at North Porcupine, where he had been practising. Half a million rifles made in the-. States for Russia have been 'taken over by Washington. N Some schools In Toronto may have to close on.account of the fuel shortage. All theatres in Bradford must close at 10 o'clock in the evening tnd restaurants at midnight. -1-_- Jas, Mavor. formerly with the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. at Faruie, has been awarded the D.C.M. Mrs. W. J. Oliver succeeds Mrs, A. F. Dulmage as secretary of the-Bow Island Red Cross Society* The Grange, a well known farm at Virden, Man., established by Scallion i Bros., has been sold to' Andre*' Miir- Wiu. A. Gait, Ont., Foley, an ex-alderman of is dead. Moose Jaw's tax rate will probably be 27% mills. Harry White was chosen chairman of the Cranbrook school board, ^^^^^^^^^ r Thomas Tamblyn, an old timer of Cowley, died at Glen Ranch uftor an illness of several months. The City Hotel at Moose Jaw, was gutted by fire. Several guests had narrow escapes. .' - Nelson street railway annual statement shows an excess in,,expenditures over receipts of $S44. 15 2 1 * i t r. T I Annual Report of Chief Hardy Shows Value of Efficient Department Children with matches ... Defective flues .......... Defective furnace ........ Kxplo&lonf), toil) ......... FiXploalonK, (gasoline) .., Flying brands ........... False alarms, (good intent) False alarms, (malicious) ........ 18 Hot ashes .............. Incendiarism ....... bights in contact. Lights thrown down Lightning .............. Overheating ............ Spontaneous combust ion Sparks from locomotives Unknown .......... s l.i i 6 191 29,550- for the Y.M.CA. W. R. Buckingham of Claresholm, died overseas. He was in the artillery. Sdwin Tinsley, for many years Chief Game and Fisheries Inspector for Ontario, died at his home in Hamilton. and 1917 with a few from 1013. say that the city has not given property owners every opportunity to meet To I ray for $50,000 cash. The U. S. draft has blown Anna i Labte, a Swedish girl of 19, who has their tax obligations would be to take | oeen working for some time, in boy's 'attire, back into skirts again." DON'T DELAY ABOUT IT An announcement from Otiawu say3 that the government proposes imro-ducing at the coming session, if po?- 1 an untenable condition. The fact of the matter 13 that bond brokers, bankers and others in touch with the world's money markets indicate that we have given too much latitude in Lethbridge with the resu 11 that we have about 1600,000 in outstandings on our tax collection rolls and this is hurting our credit. The city cannot be run without money. Taxes are a necessity and The Champlain barge canal; Connecting Lake Erie and the. Hudson river by a twelve-foot waterway will be completed for traffic this spring. William Theal, engineer at the Cataract Power company's plant at T)e-cew Falls, died while eating in a restaurant. Alfred Adams, janitor in a Brant-ford school, was found dead in front of the furnace when the teachers ar- must be paid. Lethbridge has passed through its era of hard times and is j rived. sible. legislation to bring the outside; now on the crest of a'wave of pros.; depdve7 af their yQtQ9 flt civil service under the Civil Servicn perity. No better time could be found j wetaskiwin in the recent federal elec Act which would, of course, mean the ) than the present to ask people to meet the tax obligations they have failed to meet in the past. It is bound to work hardship on some but on the other disappearance of patronage. \Ve don't like 'the presence in the announce-ment of the two words, "if possible/' The government should introduce the legislation without any doubt. It was a promise of the new government that patronage .was to be abolished and At should be abolished completely. I: has a big enough majority ..o put the legislation through the house of com-mons and" as for the senate if it doe3 not support the measure, well then abolish the senate. tions are suing deputy returning of ficers. Lethbridge fire department during 1017 fought fires in buildings the total fire risks of which amounted to ovor half a million dollars and the total loss from fire amounted to only $20,550.50, or little more than one half of one per cent. It is estimated that the annual premiums paid dn fire insurance policies in Lethbridge is more than $75,000, so that the profit made by the j insuring companies was close to $50,-Moose Jaw business men are about, ^ This fact was commented upon to launch a campaign to raise |10,000|i,y the city commissioners on Monday afternoon in receiving the following report from Chief Hardy for the year 1917: To His Worship the Mayor and Commissioners:- Gentlemen,-1 have the honor to present the annual report of the Lethbridge fire department for the year ended December 31, 1917. The number of calls received for fires or supposed fires was 102, lieing an increase of 30 from that of the previous year, of this number 1!3 were false alarms, five with good intent and IS malicious. The total loss from fire within the city limits was estimated at $29,550.50 Total ....................... 10'* In looking over the "Causes of Fire" you will notice an iiicrenso in number from that of previous years that arc attributed to "children with matches," L'O per cent of the ncLuul fires being from this source. No doubt this couhl bo alleviated by parents using more discretion in leaving matches where children cannot get them. Table Showing Estimated Fire Losses In the City for the past Nine Years Kat. Amt. Est. Ami. Calls at risk Losses 22 $ 223,000 $57,600 49 411,250 0,308 2(19,400 48,102 Your 190!) 1910 1911 1.91-' 191 1914 1915 19115 i t l t 47 7� SI 52 liO l.O.vi.454 999,125 873,890 �r>2,;i:;o 950,950 (t,712 10,048 5, fin.) 12,417 I'l.yCl .. ,. 102 501,970 Recommendations t strongly recommend for your earnest f-onsideration the following suggestions: (1) The disposing of the present stock of horses (5) and making the apparatus completely propelled by the use of automobiles, which could In accomplished by the purchase of machinery nt tho approximate cost of $12,000.00. Tho advantage or auto traction i-universally recognized, and in tho cud* ., of firo fighting apparatus, where hors-'r' 1 cs are used, tho cost, of maintenance i.^ ;* j sufficient argument to warrant tho recommendation as above. (2) The purchaso of a five barrel gasoline tank, equipped with self-measuring pump. A tank of this description Is badly needed, and its installation would enable us to have a good supply of gasoline available for tho auto pump in the case of a prolonged fire. (3) The purchase of 500 feet of 2ys inch rubber lined hose, T4Ye recent changes in the department anything to do with this? Hon S; C. ^fewburn threatened to clean up the department and ho is evidently doing tfb. What" about punishing the wronjj doers, if thifc item is correct? There must be no shielding of the sinners. Let the high and the low �L -get'their just punishment. nationalization of railways would involve the raising by Canada of a billion and a half dollars which he contends it would be impossible for tho country to do. The Free Press maintains this contention of Mr. Bennett is wholly incorrect . The Dominion is acquiring the Canadian - Northern Railway, which'is a half billion dollar proposition; t but. does this: involve the raising *>* calf a, billion dollars? j 1 1 No; the outside amount ot money involved will be ten million - dollars. If the Dominion government were to take over the Canadian Pacific it ." � would be only in relation to the capital stock that financial questions would arise; and the great majority of the shareholders would be quite willing to exchange even C. P. R stock for Dominion of Canada stock basis of exchange were fair. . Bennett says the question of nationalization is wholly a financial one- \t Is nothing o>f the sort, says the Free Press. It is a great political question about which there may well be wide diversity of opinion; but -f the decision should be to go ahead the financial problem would become chief-ly a matter bt book-keeping. ped dead in the vestry of the Anglican cathedral at Quebec while in the act of putting on his robe preparatory to entering the choir., Hon. W. J. Hanna, who resigned the office of food controller recently, will proclaiming the fact that he was or-; leave tor Peru for the purpose of ad- I if the Mr. ISO doubt our gross debt would be increased by over a billion, but our net debt, which Is what counts, would not be increased by a dollar. Nor can Mr. Bennett scare the country by his cryptic remarks about how financial dignitaries would regard, with disfavor, such action by the people. This country is bigger than all the railways In it, plus all the banks in it; and the people can give effect to their will. So lightly does the Free Press treat the Bennett declaration that it remarks "that his views are significant hut not important, evidently attributing his opinion to his railway relations of the past. ganizing in the west a now progressive party. Appointment of Mrs. Ellen o'Grady, a widow with three daughters, as Fifth Deputy Police Commissioner of New York, Is announced. She is the j first woman ever to hold such an office in that city. A movement is on foot In Cornwall to have the three local Presbyterian churches, Knox, St. John's and the French Presbyterian, as well as the Methodist and Baptist churches, unite for the next month or six weeks In i order to conserve the fuel supply*. Judge Lavell, Kingston, refused an application fcr exemption made by R. R. Wallace, a member ot the Plymouth Brethren, on the ground of religious scruples, as he could find no proof that this sect does not recognize combatant services. R. A. Barron, B.A., formerly registrar of the department of education and lately appointed organizer and supervisor of consolidated schools for the province, Is one of the younger men on the department's educational staff. ^T^^S^^ Mayor Black, of Regina, has placed a ban on raffles of ajl kinds,, and has declared that so long as-he occupies the mayor's chair no more permits will be issued, even if thp "proceeds are intended for patriotic 'Or .charitable purposes. ' -* Leading hotelkeepers of Vancouver now regard prohibition as accomplish- justing some matters between the International Petroleum Corporation and the Peruvian government. THE WORLD'S THIRD LARGEST DAM The current issue of Conservation tellsi'us that the most important conservation work thus far undertaken in Cora Hind, the able Winnipeg jour-nulist, criticised the 1017 U.F.A. convention because it paid little attention to the war. She hasn't that fault to find this year, for the convention was quite in earneHt about, the war and considered war problems very serious- ing of this, discovered the guilty man, and taking him by the arm, marched him to the office, had him paid ofif and then escorted him off the company's property. Warrant For Operator Calgary, Feb. 5.-As a result of the strife between the miners' union and f Frank Moody, who operates the Rose-dale mine at Druraheller, the union officials have sworn put warrants for the arrest of Frank Moody, Kenneth Moody and several mine, employees for doing injury and thVeatening two union organizers they found working among the miners Employed afr Rose-dale. The miners' version is that the affair started last week-when two union organizers, Loin and Uisilllo, who had been working as miners at Rosedale, were spotted by the-Moody faction and the latter took prompt action to get rid of them. E. XJioiJIio, an Italia^, claimsio have been seized by 'Kenjj^to^oody�a brother of Frank MoJrayT^le operator, and held prisoner^fcin lifter ..company's ed so far as the law is concerned, prefnisers for two honrs^waiting for tho They insist, however,-that it be a gun. Aa a result, the miners' union have sworn out warrants for the arrest of Kenneth Moody on a charge of kidnapping Ufsillln, and for the arrest of Frank Moody for threatening him'with inion government. He added that the authorities at Ottawa 'daJibedV that the percentage: of returned soldiers who were Insane was very small, and that of these, quite Mf ot them had been predisposed to mental derangement either through hereditary or i other causes before joining the army, of the peace. Warrants were alap sworn out for the arrest of II. D. Elliott, accountant, Alex Pirie, boss carpenter, and a tracklayer. These men are charged with assisting the Moody a. Their case will be heard at DrumheUer on Wednesday morning before a local justice Used 600 gallons of chemical solution. Laid 24,050^feet of hose. Raised 368 feet of ladders. These figures refer only to calls of fire involving the turning out of fire-; men and fire engines. I On June 26th the American La; France pumping engine was duly ac-, cepted and installed into the depart- , ment, having passed various tests.; During the period since it was put in- j to commission and the present time, 1 it has given every satisfaction, and on, several occasions has given proof of i being a valuable acquisition to the j department, j ' During the year the brigade has received calls for assistance from points outside the city limits, i.e., Coalhurst (1), Hardieville (4), and the Experimental farm. Firemen and fire engines have responded and the fires extinguished. rh. conjunction with Building Inspector "Meech, I have inspected public buildings, stores and places of amusement, and have deemed it advisable on different occasions to order tho removal of inflamable* material that constituted a fire hazard. Ambulance During the year 225 calls were responded to, travelling 650 miles, occupying 180 hours 44 minutes. Fifty of the above were accident and sudden illness cases, and in a number of cases first aid was given by members of the staff, until the arrival of the doctor, or the hospital reached. On June 1st the Motor ambulance was put into commission, and has given far better service in every manner than was obtained with the horse drawn ambulance. Strength of Brigade and Plant 13 Firemen including, all ranks. 2 Fire engine stations. 1 Combination hose and chemical wagon, (motor). 1 Squad car, (motor). * 1 pumping engine, (motor). 1 Ambulance, (motor). 1 Combination hose and chemical wagon, (horse drawn). 1 Steam fire engine, (horse drawn). 1 Ladder truck, (horse drawn). 1 Hose wagon, (horse-drawn). � l Ambulance, (horse drawnf. 2 Chemical wagons, (horse drawn), 1 Buggy, horse drawn). 5000 Feet of 2V2. Inch rubber lined hose. 5 Horses. 37 Street fire alarm boxes. Switch board, motor generator, cells and equipment of fire alarm system. 2 Telephone fire alarms, (Stafford-vilie). Detailed Information Regarding Fires and Causes Trades in Which Fires Occurred False alarms ................... 23 Autos ..................,....... 2 Apartment blocks . Brewery.......... Churches ......... Cafes ............. Dwelling houses . .. Factories ......... Gt.rages ........., Hotels............ Lumber yard ...... Printers .......... Miscellaneous..... Offices ........... Prairie ........... Railway stock .... Stores............ Stables and sheds . Telephone property Theatres .........'. Vacant premises .. Vacant ground .... VulcanlzerH....... Welders .......... tit � * Total ....................... 102 Causes Accumulation of soot ........... 5 Burning rubbish ................ 5 /a is* Sexc 9 4ft h f h �m * V. 1 V Take Peps at Once! Peps will safeguard you against more serious ailments of which "sore throat" is usually just the beginning. By keeping a box of Peps on hand, therefore, you can avoid much unnecessary suffering and needless expense. Peps Pastilles, dissolved on the tongue, throw off a medicinal Pine vapor, which is such a powerful disinfectant that it destroys all germs and prevents ilic soreness spreading. At the same time the healing quality of the vapor soothes the inflamed membranes and soon brings relief. Peps are equally beneficial for laryngitis, nsthmJabronchitis, coughs and colds. All dealers or Peps Co., Toronto, btic. box, 3 for $1.25. %l t the beer without a PEE eneweo and bottled by COLD The Lethbridge Brewing & Malting Co. Ltd. m T Lethbridqe, Albs vita. GENERAL STORE FOR + - ' * * * J M Situate in thriving town with prosperous {arming community tributary. Goods worth $6,500, and trade well established. For sale or will exchange for modern house in Lethbridge. Nelson 416 FIFTH ST, S. Co. 45-6 HORSES CATTLE STALLIONS 4 1 4 head Registered Short Horn Bulls from 10 to 15 months old. registered heifer, rising 7 months old. registered Clydesdale Stallions, rising 4 years aid. Percheron Stallions, 4 and 5 years old. Mares and Geldings, 3 to 6 years old, ranging in weight, 1500 lbs. . TO BE SOLD AT THE LETHBRIDGE SALE AND FEED BARN on Wednesday, February AT TWO O'CLOCK P. M. SHARP This stock must, he Bold as the proprietor is giving up farming. TERMS cash . J. SMITH, Auctioneer ;