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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta .......... '..^rmv-H^ ' DAILY ANB WKKLV / i .Kr�>riitert and Publlthar* JTMiLttHBRIOOE HERALD, PRINT. ;;,INQ COMPANY, LIMITCD ttiiteth Straat South. LcthbrWg* � ' W. A, �uchanan � . PrMideot and Managing Director John Torrance - - Bu�ine�s Manager V i TELEPHONE* . Buaiheaa omce............... 1151 Bdtiorlal Otfica.............. UI4 ubaerlptien Rataa: Daily, delivered, per week......10 gaUr, delivered, per year .....fS.OO aljy. by mall, per year ......14.00 Waakly, by mall, per year .....$r.SO .WeeKly, by mall, per year to U.S.. 12.00 Dates at expiry ot subacrlptlons appear'daily on address label. Acceptance ot papers ctte:- expiraticn aate is our authority t6 centlnue the aub-acription. Cantdalathat unllertaken by the Quebec ^KoVemme'nt, and now appronchincf coriiplitlqii, at "lA tiqulro. on the St. Maurice Tirer. The new dnni Is intended to store the waters of the^lvor tor the benefit ot Important dovelopod water pbwem at La Tuque, Grand Mere, and Shawlnigan Falls. Tlie dam was begun in 1916, and nhen completed wiir cost about �$1,500,000, and will create a reser>tjlr ot 160,000 million c;ibic feet, formtne the third larg. est artificial reservoir in the World, exceeded only by.that at Assuan, nud tjtie CtetUn'lAkvi on;the'Panama Canal. The owners ^'ot'^power sites alread:^ developed will pay the government a yearly rental'tot.nHout |130,000. Under present conditions the powpr sites which are being protected have a total capacity of 350,000 horseiiower, but M'liQn the flow Is regulated from the reservoir it is estimated that about 900,000 ho'rse-powef will be available The Quebec provincial government Is progressive in providing this great water power. It will repay . because scores ot new Industries will utilize It. THrPROGRESS OFTJHE WAR A'-;*ccognUlon of the fact that nothing i>ut the crushing ot Germany in a JTjUJlkry way^and bjilorcaiot arms will forinc-peactt on proper terms, was the outBt*ndlng feature-of the inter-allied war^j!6uncll which was' concluded in PaffsSf ,.Witli this cameiho dotermlna-tibteAb iiursue th8 war with all vigor (loSbite and with tBe utmost 'gqyi^ninent at Ottawa last week, aa VsT^S*,Jn .the ,aUtjment handed^^out t, Ottawa at the end of.the week,"is ;TBryh�a�onahIe.i Naturally cthey/atm l^proiecl^tVe-'imepeats -of' labbr.jbiit _^f(ig^men are_certajnly, ^at the same !U�e,^ jap't forgeitting...the 'interests pC 4^5 JSfliiniryvat larg;e. They'-wani^J tj> TWHXthB war. and are prepared, trf'make l^jtepV 'sacrifices to win it ^they .19^*.'suggestions and proposa'ls tuj |ir}|lcE . we are lure the government j^Ur^vesertoua consideration. It has |�|^iBlT been proven that tbergov---ftW'iwl'acted^^wisely/ In caiilig the men into'conference.a-It"la well IjiTe-the'labor man's point of view 'i^ t|ie:labor men wUI have'a Broader -*'il||j,;'Vnd- be more; eager.- t0;ja8slst, le^r: learning the war problems of ''i^untry from first hand and auta-prjtikjtlve source*. The-' contetencea :'fliqanpbe'Continaed',and'labor given Hatful' recognition -^by placing a TAX SALE IS THE CORRECT COURSE There can be no quarrel with the city commissioners for their decision to hold a tax sale in June. The cliy Is now carrying on its books tax arrears tor the years 1914, 1915. 1916 and 1917 with a tew from 1913. To say that the city has not given prop Drty owners every opportunity to meet their tax obligations would be to take an untenable condition. The fact of the matter is that bond brokers, bank-, ers and others in touch with the world's money markets Indicate that we have given too much latitude in Licthbrldge with the result 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 must be paid. Letbbridge has passed through its era ot hard times and is now on the crest of a'Vave of prosperity. 'No better time could be found than the present to ask people to meet the tax obligations they have talldB to meet In the past. It Is bound to work PARSING i^'^y^ C. A. HafeeriDan, pioneer reatdent of Port Ho|w,l� dead. ^ .' Wm. Irwta, 6no ot tho^oldeai sett: lers of NeWdalo, Man., is ,M*(I. Richard Parsons, proprietor of .-Parson's Fair at St Mary's. Ont^ i% dead. Dr. Alfred T.Peariion, a ifatlTe ot Carp, Ont.,! died at North Porcupine, where i)evl|�d bken prafcttalng. Halt a million rifles made In the States tor Russia have been 'taken over by Washlniiton,' .v > ' " ' � ' �� '. Some schools id Toronto iqay' have to close on.,account of the fuel Shortage. �' . All theatres in BraHtforfmuit ^lose at 10 o'clock in the eveningrestaurants at luidniglit; ' Jas. Mavor." formerJy with the Crow's Nest.�asa..CoaL.Co.-at-4!- � ' '� � � -I Tho Grange, a well known-farm at VIrden, .Man.,;.ostabliahed ^by Scallion Bros., has been sold'Vo'AndreVf^'Mdr-ray tor $50,000 cash, . " The V. S. draft his 'blown "Anna Labte, a Swedish girL.of 19, who has been working tor some time in boy's attire, back into skfrta' again.':' '~ The Champlaln barge c^AH "'Connecting- Lake Erie and .th� ^Hudson river by a twelve-toot waterway win be completed for traffic this spring. tVilliam Theal, eng1neer>at--thQ Cataract Power company's plant at 1>e-cew Falls, died whit^ eating iii''B restaurant.  �� ' >'".., Alfred Adams, janitor in a,Brant-ford school, was found dead In front of the furnace when the teaohers arrived. ' > ; : electors deprlvedof their votes at Wetaskiwin in the recent federal elections are suing deputy returning of fleers. - �> Frank Buchanan, a. homesteader week. hard^ip on some but on the other f^^-Brierville, In'the Lac-lavBlche hand there have been many who have | district, was burned In his' hdme last refused- to pay their taxes because they, could make more money by using their money in other channels. It is noticed that the property of soldiers is to be' protected^and will not be sold tor. taxes.. This is correcL ' It Is lioped' that the tax sale ..wUl produce .-the results, intended, and that' the money, received therefrom will put the clt^ on a sound financial basis which -will; result in a reduction of taxes in fntare years. MlOfBENI^TI^ VIEWS^ Rl>CO'0i;^ri^.iFR*E;PRE?8: "The Multoba Free Press doesn't think much of R. B. Bennett's argu-n^s^Bl^sT^^.tio^aliza^ rail- ways^ta CaMda.'.^'Partrcularly' d'oe's" ft 'dlsiwt*; th'�: Behnett statement that, 1iatlonaUziLtion'''ot' railways would Iii vblve JBe''^raising by'Canada ot a billion and a faalf dollars which he con-tenlls it' would be Impossible for lht> country to do. The Free Press maintains thiy contention ot Mr. Bennett is &COzi�Vt: ,^n}pI,ponilnlon', Is i^'ttfl^tC'P."^**"'-^ - "iortttra K�taalf bUUojDk doUKT jjjf* 'I, this rinvoW'o lit fa;.wmon dolli*8 7 ^' itbe;^-^ onUiderrramount of money inVolrelKwUii/Wi ten- niililon'dollars! Whiteflsh caughtvin the Saskatche wan lakes are retailing at Retina at 10c per pound, and: jackfish at 9c. The flsh are hauled to the city "by sleighs. -.t ' ��� V Sergt. J. V. Guil^oyle died at.the Newmarket, Ont., milltarr .hospital. He was a nativeot'CoUlngwood-' and before enlisting vracalaetf law.Tit Tlm-mlns,. Ont. � ..j-i.'i',.:;-';--,;''..^ The S&te of New Jerserhar adopted Gen. GoethBl'8'pIa|i'and.^Will^ap6nd 115,000,000 this yeiar. on.'stat^: highways suitable for motor truck transport � � '''i..- ' A proposal to establlihi^a piitash plant is receiving 'the atteotrov of the Port. Arthur :bo�M:"Mj'trad�; It Is proposed to uttllie'-th^rtelfl rspar and dolomite deAos|t8':whlih';froat:| At^pWlew of the reports i}^. gehefail' circ\flatlOft''-f B government^ wiere Ui\ifriiW� Canadtan Paciflkk ld^W^iW7^�ln->.relation to ;the capit�i^,^1^i^t' financial questions .wduia'^^ttjWk. l^Bd the .'graat majority ^*jbpr maiTat Jh^hekd,or the ae..^^^,^a.;bQjd�.: would'be quite willing to"exchange even C. P.rR stock f^ri}qmblon^^^o Canada stock Ml tjii^itaM^.otexchM^ were tair^' J^r,;^^ the question of natibnaila^tlpn Is wholly a financiBl i,qne:^|St>|^ Inbthlng., �^ .0ii(i?F^Sl?T��.; Itis ^i'greai:'polltical quest}ii>i�^but':wh thiere may wM b?^^fiRfc|^iverslty' of - opinion; ^ bv^'Jit which are Vi alleged" tproper conduct in one of the larg-', [t^hranches ot the militii' depart-^ l^steitB have' .been ' taken v to; lit4 stA'^i �fWftitil-'J^/lhorduth''' Investigation^. It -^f^ :|8i;wderstood that the iiiatter has bedn-brpught to the attention of thei ^ premier; �. � .  , /Vs: �. ^'.��:,-::-ii-r-. Hft. speolflc chvgej� have. Ijeeji .made; but so much gossip has been >jndntged in that the question has fiW*t-^l�8t been brought oftloially before ^ nie^,govemment and the assurance ..^iyen that the matter^wUl''he.sifted i ,^oS^ bottom by the department SSI the> decision'should be to go abeadjtthe ile.m. would become ch'ie'f-^ibookrkeoplng,'. �'No our "^iposs'^'debt' would be in-creaspd./hj^. oyer' a billion, but our Qett%"'d^ht;t''which is what counts, would Vnotthe bank.'" Kingston "Dtilltie^ cbmrnisaion urges citizens to adopt el^trlc heat-; ing, and will sell t^m power at one cent per kilowatti,J : -^';.' T. H. Kayi,formivly asslsUnt manar ger of the Medicine Hat.iMews,.has returned from,the east,\after; an hl8,for-l mer position. � rm. So Ustitly does the Free Press treat the B^nn^tt declaration that It re-'^arks^^h'aji' bis viewis ,afe Bigniticant libut 'uofv importaq'ti evidently;attrlbut -ing hlif opinion "to b'is railway rela-tlop^j;(i|,tie'pa8t , ' 'fR.-'- '-Cp)^ ^ifidMhe able Winnipeg; jour-'nftJ^t|^|tl - as Fifth Deputy Policci ComiAlaloner at New York, is announced:'.ShtvUjv the first woman ever to "hold 'fjifidk -an office In that^clty. ' ' rf'' A movement Is-onfu))L'supply*- Judge Lavell, klnsatbii^\r^tU8ed an application for exemption:matbrmei:lyi7regis-trar of the depa]^ffy�{{^rb{;i,B{|iii�^ and lately ..appb|at�.dV:;>rg|htm supervisor of> for the proidnce.-;||&neiqy^f^ er jpen on the deparmej>t?ilj8mc^tlon ai staff. ., i%^}.i:v;ic:.;.,.^ Mayor Blwit^ot^iiniiMm^^ declared that so;4Qf||vj thb' mayor;s;;iChalf SiSii will he.lft^uedKwe^ aijijjlnt^ttdedjb^iii^tyl Lead Ing' hotelkfibpfrji ibt^y |i|(ebu ver now regard jilrohlhit(iiK;ailfab"|l^ ed BO far as thiii^itilw Jfs' ' " ^ � They Insist. ;fibwiiwrf*tfc..>.....-... t.... .. 5 . li'ettihtidge - fire -OflO. This fact was commented upon by ,the city commissioners on Mond!�y afternoon, in receiving .the following report from Chief Hardy for the year 1917: ' , � � To His Worship the-Mayor and Gom-, miBsloners:- Gentlemen,-I have the bridge tire department tor the year ended December 31, 19X7.; The number of calls received for tiros or sitppoaed tlr^s was 102, iTetng an increase of 39 ,trom tliat of ,tho previous year, bt this number 23 were false alarms, five, wi^ goodJntent and 18 malicious. - IJhejitbtal loss from fire within the city limits was estimated at ;|29,650.S0 (Twenty-fliine thousand, flve^hundrijd and:titty dollars, and fifty cento.) The value, at risk |601,970 (five hundrad and' one thousand, nine hundred and siiven^, dollars).. Out bt the aliove losses, f4.707.00 (four thousand, seven hundred and seven dollars), occurred on uninsured prop,erty, all the. rest being fully covered. :/ , ' "" J;am pleased to'say ,that not on any occasion did fire get beyond tho building: l& which it originated in. . The Ifrlgade received sixty calls bo-tweien the hours ot 6 a.m. and 6 p.m and 42 between 6 p.m. and- 6 a.m. -The distance-travelled by machines to-and from tires was 259 miles, au average ot 3.5 miles per tire, they were engaged 73 hours and 15 minutes, an average of 43 minutes per fire, the time^being taken from- receipt ot notice until the return of the brigade to the statidns. 'Used 600 gallons of chemical soln lild 24,05oWt of Ifosk " Raised 368 feet of ladders. These figures refer only to calls ot tlr^ Involving the tummg out of firemen-and fire engine's. On June 26th tlie -American - La, France''pumping engine was duly accepted, and Installed Into the department having passed various tests; During the period since it was put into ^commission and the present time. It has glvenevery batisfaction, and.on several occasions has given proof of being a 'valuable acquisition to the department points outside the City limits, i.e.,'Coalhurat ^1), Hardieville (4), and the Experimental farm. Firemen'and tire engines have responded and the fires extinguished., . � ' ; / :nv. 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 intlamabld material' that constituted a'flre hazard. . Total............ lO'i In looking oy.er the "Causes of,Fire" you-.^tvlU notice an increase In number from that ot previous y^nrs that are attributed to "bhlldron with motchob,'' 20 per cent ot tho actual tiros bolnfc from this aourde. No doubt this co'uU bo allevloted by parents^ using more dlsorotlpn In-leiivinB matclies where children cannot get them. Table,Showing Estimated-Fire Losses In the City for the past Nine Vears ' / JiJst, Anit. Est Amt. Colls at risk Losses .. 22 "^ 223,000 .-$57,600 ..AS '16.250 �,!1C8 .. 47 209,-100 48,192 .. 76- l,05li,4B4 .0,712 .�. 81 � 999,125 ' lO,04iB ��."..5)1' '":S73,8liO".-*:""5!s?3 .. 60 552,330 12,417 .'.63 950,050 21,501 Year ; 1909 . 1910 . 1911 . 1912 . 1913 . 1914 ;. i916 . 1915 . 1017. �^,^>,-l cJii2:i^mM0i!^ . -vav 'RecomWdotldnij.'t .' ' � 4 ^ , I strongly recommend foi\ your ear- \ ' nest consideration'the fdilowmg suggestions: , ' ', ( (1"), The "aisposlng of'ithb, present stock of horses (6) and making the apparatus completoly propOlled by the use ot automobiles, whlCh could bo nc'comptlshed by the' purchdiio ot machinery at the approximate cost ot 112,000.00. The advantage of auto traction U� universally recognised, and In.the cade of fire fighting apparatuj, where horply Ing of this, dlscoveredthe guilty man, and taking him by the:arm,imarched him to the office, had him: paid olf and then escorted him off-: the'company's property. , Warrant For.'OperatorM''v;v.;,.r, Calgary, Feb. 5.-Aa a result of; the strife between the miners"?uqlonvand Frank Moody, who operhtea the Rpse-. dale niine at Drumheller.'ifae union officials., have sworn ou^L9arrants.,for tKe.arreat of PranlTBfoodyr.'Kenuetli Moody and Bey.eral doing Ijjjury and i loii ^orgamzers th^ among th^; mlnet-s' dale.'-. �� � :  � .The miners- versi'tfff''li*'th fair started l^'st w^�lt#bta' organizers, L^in ai{dumplng engine, (motor). ' 1 Ambulance, (motor). 1 Combination hose and chemical wagon; (horse drawn). 1 Steam tire engine, (horse., drawn). 1 Ladder truck, (horse drawn). 1;Hose wagon, (horse.drawn). 1 Ambulance, (hdrse drawnf. 2 Chemical wagons, (horse drawn). 1 Buggy, horse drawn). 5000 Feet of 2V&. inch rubber lined hose. ;5 Horses. . 37 Strebt tlr6 alarm box^s, '�Switcli board, iriotor generator, cells: and equipment of fire alarm Bystem, 2 Telephone fire alarms, (Stattord-vllle); Detailed Information Regarding Fires . ' .and Causes -i Trades In-Which, Fires Occurred False alarms ...23 jAutOB ,,,,.,....,';.2 Apartment blocks .;....,,...,.,. ,V:i: Prewery ..,,..;). i.............,.,', 1 Churches............ Cafes Dwelling houses.......... .f... Factories................,,,,. Qcrages..........;, -. .'� Hotols......................V Lumbier yard �printers ......, ...... Miscellaneous �.............. 'Oilices ......................... "1 Prairie ._____........:v:.M> Railway stock ,..... :v2 Stores ......!.................... 5 Stables and aho'ds..........',9 Telephone property ............ii tracklayer. Those with-assisting the 4^range> will be heard at i^Y' or nesday morning b army, of the peace. 'THE BEER WITHOUT A PEER Zr . BRcweo AND aomio sy nielETIIBRipGB BRBWING � MALTIH^.(gQ;,)||, LETHBIIIOaB. ALBIKTA Situate in thriving town with pmp^VftfjUnfm community tributary. " \X'i^'^%%r'' Goods wWth $6,500, and trade weQ .^||a^)^|^d. For sale or wiU exchange for modern hwM in 416'FIFTH STrS. Theatres Vacant premises Vacant ground .. iVuloanlzars ...., Welders ......, V Total ..........'.'X' . Causes 'Accumulation ot soot f tij^u'rainy rubbish ,rl03 I-. -CA StALLlb^ f^-Ci? head f^eglstered Short Horn Bulls from 10 ^pVnii^fMjt. ^ , 1�. v'1 reglstertid helfeK rising 7 months old. ;"" "^ ' ^ H'f - I. .''3 registered Clydesdale Stallions, rising 4 yeafs 9^d. ' XW f ^' / -2 Peroheron Stallions, 4 and 6 years old. ' 1100'to 1600 lbs. . . ^ , ( :,,T�.,BE.80L0. AT THE \'B mm LETHBRIDGK SAlk i^DTEED ^AfOi AT TWO O'CLOeK-P.'J'M. SHARP '^^'^^ TbiB Block mu8t he sold as tha^-proprletor Is giving; ))p SPiii mm m ;