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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta POUR THE LETHURIDGFi DAILTT HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1018 DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor* and Publlthara '(THKltETHBRIDGiE HERALD PRINT. ' INQ COMPANY, LIMITED M3 6th Street South, Lethbrldgo W. A. Buchanan t>re8ldcnt nnd Managing Director 99hn-Torranco -  Business Manager TELEPHONES Business - Office .......... Bdllorial Office .......... will come from Western Canndn if the government keeps right at If. It is about Umo word came tliat the duly was to be taken off ngrlculturnl implements. We have waited long for It and are getting Just a litUo weary watting. 1252 1324 Subscription Ratea: Dally, delivered, por week ..... .10 Daily, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Daily, by mail, per year ......$t.00 Weekly, by mall, per year .....$1-50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear dally on address label. Accept-�nce" of papers r.fte. expiration date Is our authority to ccntlnuo, the subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR That the Germans will deliver their spring offensive at two points is clear from .the maniier In which they are massing their troops. Huge numbers are being gathered together southeast of Antwerp, which undoubtedly presages an offensive on the Belgian frontier, where another big army Is being massed in the upper Alsace, where probably another great attempt vlll be made to break through there. {Hence the dteps being taken by tlie Bwlss; to protect their borders. No definite information is to be obtained as to the progress of peace ne gotlatlons at Brest-Litovsk. A complete silence shrouds those negotiations. BRANCH LINE CONSTRUCTION RUMORS It would bo well not to treat too seriously the rumors that branch railroad lines were to he started or completed this year or any year while the war lasts. These lines are urgently'needed by the settlers but la building them steel rails, that are very badly required in , the war zones, w^ould have to be used. It must be decided whether the rails are most necessary ^ in France and Belgium or in Canada. It is tilmo.'jt certain that the decision will he for the war territory, i Then again - the'railroads would ..hesitate about building when labor is BO scarce and so expensive, and wher ' and' we ^PIQKEI> UP IN'* PJLSSTNG ^Oi? THM BUSY MAN CANADA'S FINANCIAL PART IN THE WAR In the year 1913, CanRda's borrowings, including those of the Dominion and Provincial .govornniDuts, Municipalities, Uaiiwtty and other Corporations, iimounturt to $3'o,000,000. This was the Ini'gest amount borrowed prior to tho war, and amply testified to the strength ot Canadian credit in tlie world's financial markets. Of this amount, ?3a",000,000.00 eamo from abroad, while ?4t!.000,000 only was raised in Canada. In 191T. four years later, Canada's borrowings were $75C.-000,000, ot which no less a sum than $564,000,000 -was contributed by the' people of Canada. In other words, while the" borrowings in 1!>17 were only twice as great as in 1013, tho amount which the Canadian people themselves supplied was twelve times as great. It took tho war to show Canada what it was capable of doing. By May of this year $700,000,000 of our borrowings will have come from our own people. Similarly we should remember that by the end of 1918. and during the period ot the.war, Canada will have loaned to the Imperial treasury $300,000,000 more in Canada than tho Imperial treasury will have loaned to us In Great Britain. We will thus pay to our own people a large share of the interest occasioned by war loans, and will for the first time collect from Great Britain an important gum for Interest upon net advances made to the British treasury during the war. Dakota farmers are uniting dllminnte the middleman. to The Toronto laundry Machine Co. plant was destroyed by fire. ' Tho Yonge St. stroot car barns at Toronto were destroyed by fire.  Her. R. F. McDpugall, of Ilosthern. has been appointed to the rectorship of Elslow, Snsk. Mrs. T. .Kanci. the first woman to live in Kaslo, B.C., Is dead. She camo from Burtord, Ont. Tho keel tor the first of six S,800-ton government steamships has been laid at New London, Conn. Knox Church, North Battleford. has agreed to present n call to Rev. K. .i. Kusscll, Lumsden: Bandits, breaking into a Chicago jewelry store secured l^ot of $110,750 pearls and a dollar Which. Leslie R. Jackson has been appointed deputy clerk of tho supreme and district courts at Camrose. D.Twomey is sheriff. On .Monday tlie death occurred ot Mrs. M. Pallendlne. Deceased lived all her-lite at Middllechurch, Man., whero she was born 92 years ago. Meat exports from the States last year totalled $40fi,800.000, but cereal shipments showed a marked falling of over the previous year. ' U.S. parcel malls southbound from New York are being water-borne for the first time in history, steamships making better time than railroads owing to congestion. Dratted men may be called to sale-guard U.S. munition plants. A. R. Schnair, has been appointed a.Justico ot thb pence it Clarosholm. Lt.-Col. J. K. Cornwall is roturnlnl to Kdmonton on leave from overseas service.' W. J. Mulloy, Wetnsklwln nnd P: 0. ^Ikio. Voruillion, hiivo been oppolnt-ed police magistrates. E \V. H. Atkins, Parker. Nanton, sheriff's bailiffs. llaclood and have boon R. C. m&de THE PROGRAM FOR THE LEGISLATURE Practically all the legislation, to be considered by the Alberta Ipgislature, mentioned in the speech from the throne had already been forecasted. It is good to know that measures such as' public service reform, are to be actually adopted. Public service reform means, we hope, economy, efficiency and system in our public service. We hope it goes far enough to rid the province of patronage. It Is a wasteful system, and really does more harm to political parties than good.' The address also mentions that public works are ito be curtailed until after the war.^ That is rigl\t. After the war, men \vlll need, employment' should'withhold all public natlonalizatioh is seriously talked about. Until the question of government-'ownership or operation is settled there Is not likely to be any branch line building. Our people had better not depend upon rumors. It would be just as'well to size up the situation as'it exists and accept the possibility of no railroad . construction until after the war. DAYLIGHT SAVING MEASURB COMING Yesterday's, dispatches told ot the possibility ot a daylight saving scheme being put into effect in Canada and United Stated in May or June by the Joint action of the two governments. ' If the action is nationwide in cbar-ocf^r, there will be little opposition tfr-ft, Isolated attempts at daylight saving have proved unpopular and were, always a failure. The Evening Post .of New York however says that  tho bill is likely to pass the house at Washington ' this year because the ' overw|ielming weight of argument is behind the Scheme. Twelve European countries, including England, France, ItalVr. Germany, Austria, Denmark, Holland, and- Sweden, with Australia. Iiave:adopted a similar measure; and ' .XjDgland alone computes her saving in coal at JOO.OOO tons. 'The developtneht of small-Bcale gardening or, farming, ' the promotion of outdoor recreatiou, tho more naturarday, are all reasons . for^the innovation, and it Is,not believed that even those countries which � undertook it purely as a war-. CQonomy.measure will return to the old . unlfdmity in summer and winter .boufB.' ' works until that'time, so that we can assist In adjusting the employment problem. Prominence is given also to measures ^for the better attention to the public health. It Is a very vital question and deserves the serious attention of our legislators. Human life has. been neglected while the health of animals has been given the utmost consideration.  In'organizing the public health department, the government should place at the head an able man, without any consideration of political affiliations whatever. As had already been announced. Alberta's share o� the Patriotic Fund is to he raised by taxation. This is in compliance, with the popular demand. It is to be hoped 'the public will accept the taxation without protest, now that taxation is to be the method of raising the money. All the legislation outlined is ot a commendable' character and there should be very little ditterehce of opinion about - the measures to be introduced. ,U. S. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo urges the establishment of an half-bllllon-dollar "War Finance Corporation" by tho government for the purpose of financing national production. Anton Laroche, a Belgian who faced tho Gennan.s at Liege, was twice taken prisoner by the enemy and as often exchanged, is endeavoring to enlist In the U.S. Naval Reserve. ' , Mrs. Ralph Smith will find when she reaches Victoria that a cosy little suite has been prepared for her in the parliament building, adjacent to the magnificently appointed suite reserved for the speaker, John Keen of Kaslo. Hon. .-Vrthur Meighen, minister of the Interior, In addressing the Canadian Lumbermen's association at Mour treat, said,the government was on the eve of expansion ,ot its war activities,, and it might be compelled to exercise control over imports far beyond what it is doing today. . Henri Bourassa, in his paper, Le Devoir, says the German chancellor is quite logical and just when he say a that in order to ensure the liberty of the sea, England should abandon her naval bases, such as Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Hong Kong, and adds: "This is enough to put Into a rage the English ImperialUts." Legislation is urged at Washington to prevent the Importatloa from .Mexico of teyota, a sacred tipple made from cactus blossoms, and used extensively by southwestern Indians In their religious celebrations. Strenuous opposition Is made by,tho Indialfs on the ground that It would ipterfere with religious freedom. The American Aero Club Is opposing the proposed cut in the pay of army aviators. , Medicine Hat board of trade will ask tho govornment to suspend the factory act during tho war. Two drydocks, valued at $1,000,000, and a dozen steamers have been de^ stroyed by Ice In the Ohio river. Dr. Chas Valory, of Edmonton, se'rv-ing with the French army, has been made a Knight of the Legion of Honor. A bill has been introduced in congress to inci�3ase tho number ot naval aviators from o50 to ten* thousand. According to the "Rocky Mountain News," drunkenness In Denver has virtually doubled  since the state became "dry." Hyrum M; Shjlth, one of the quorum of the twelve apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints passed away In Salt I^ake, Utah, recently. POPE SAYS HE HAS Pood. Controller Makes New Arrange-mepte for Handling of Theee Ottawa, Feb. 7.--Tlie food controller has made arrangements with the com-ml.sstbner ot customs for tho handling of'partial export shipments with tha minimum of Inconvenience to the shipper. Tho regular export permit Issued from tlie bureau of licenses of tho food controller's office Is valid for sixty days from tlato of issue hut by reason of tho transportation situation and other factors beyond control of tho shipper, It Is often advantageous to sond in more than one shipment ot goods covered by a single export permit. In order to make this, possible, instructions to collectors ot customs will In future appear upon every export permit, explaining the procedure with partial shipments. AVhen such shipments are made tho collector of customs at the point ot shipment will endorse tho food controller's permit number on the shipper's regular customs papers and will also endorse on the hack of the export permit the quantity and date of each partial shipment as made. When the total quantity covered by the permit has been shipped, the permit will be retained by the collector of customs. , Railway companies a^o now being Instructed to refuse all export ship-rfonts which are not accompanied by the food controller's export permit, unless tho usual customs papers are endorsed by the collector of qustoms as provided. lady of tlie district is cordially Invlt-Qd to join In this work on Wodnesdnys. Stradgors will be made welcome. Don't wait for ti ppraona; Invitation. Mrs. r. Knapp andiittte daughter arrived home from the Van IHaarlem hospital on Thursday, and Mrs. Carlson nnd daughter .come homf' on Wednesday. Miss Hunt addressed the C. S, K. T, class last week on the subject: "Tho Place of Music. In a Boy's Life." A hearty vote of thanks was tendered Miss Hnnt.ns dvirtonce-ot the* appreciation of her address. Mrs. James F. Ross of Duhamol spent a few days at Co(ildalo, recently, visiting her daughter Miss Ross, of'the school stoff,- *Mrs. Ross was busy taking notes on our consolidated schodl for tho .belief It of districts farther north. Mrs. Udss is interostod in Bchooi affairs; being n trustee in 'hur own district. Miss R. ArniHtrong, of Lothbrldgo, was a weok-dhdi gueat ot Miss Hunt, at teachers' i'esidehce. Messrs. . John Macintosh and IDan Monroe of Qranuni were woelr-end. visitors with Mr, tind Mrs. Wm. Macintosh, motoring down on Saturday aiid returning'on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Macintosh are spond-Ing a few days this week nt Maclood. CONSOLIDAIN LIVE T Amsterdam, Feb. 7.-Germanla, of Berlin, states that Pope Benedict has sent a letter to the Bavarian Episcopate In which, after referring to his peace note, he says: "To the deep ^anxiety and unrest with which my. heart is filled by the long duration re-establish peace, which certainly Afas tlie result of a sincere endeavorjia, the Interest and :Vfe!fare.^pt all'ha Staken. a, course which I least ,*x|fe3led: and that this exhortation was ev^n^jitillzed by wicked persons to Incite" popular hatred against me while I intended to give proof of - qiy ,love.''' , His Holiness, jaccordlng to the newspaper,, adds -^St -he will bear ignomjr for Christ'tfsakc, but deplores the Ittss'of so many- souls and concludes by saying that he will continue to promote highei' morality and will uphold church discipline. * When does a tenant pay' taxes? Oplulons gladly received and published. ; The critics ot the appointment of Mr. Harmer to the senate must not overlook that It la a life sentence. The cattlemen will bo quite willing to swallow the Bonatorship it the minister of customs takes the duty otf cattle. .  REMOVING THE DUTY ON CATTLE � Should tie Herald's Information (I'om-Ottawa prove correct that cattle ' t : r0.t6 be placed on the free list; there � will ,be great Jo^ amongst the farin--rs and,cattlemen, 'jphere has'been a demand for the removal, of the duly , '/i^nd ih'ovnew > governmeny.seems,'to ' hKTQ.realized the justice ot'j.tbe claim. ',.'it 18 notsfio long ago sUici b're^ding ijih^op'were placed oh the free lU^^^ By, iyiftyaiy, there is sound sense in liif)vl'.}iarker'b contention thiat the Im-,,'"partition of Bheep under the new cub-,- tomi^vtgulatidn sbould'^e confined to legitimate Canadian' farmers and 9ni\, There should be no loop- Bomebpdy said C. W. FIshor was after a sonatorshlp. Surely not, since he apparently has a life job as speaker ot the Alberta legislature. There certainly was very little opportunity for a workt^gman to cast a vote on the pleblsclter The hours of voting .Bbould have bpcn longer. . a!t)i?ti> Bbeep into Canada and graze . I 'tk^inhii^re.and take th^m back at will. mji'^ regulation* Bbouldbe for the bene- retidenta of Canada "It was ah'oxpresBlon of'utter In-dlti^erence to the views ot the public and tbe wishes of the Liberals of this province," was the CQmmont pf Dr. D^tterty, of Calgary, upon the Har-::^^j'r^'>|j|^^vr'|�i|pQViiig ^^^^ mer, appointment. We agree. In order to obtain new revenue, Manitoba is imposing a tax of one mil} upon property. That may bo Alberta's' method also. The next few weeks Will ict ub know, A little incident happened this week that the "more, people {hluk about it, the^more annoyed they become. If you ciyn't gues's what w6 mean, ask the Calgary Albertan, The Rev. G. S. Buckingham, M.A., having decided to devote all his time to the Dally Vacation Blblo School, has resigned the rectorship of Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal church, Ottawa. The church has extended a call to tho Rev. E. C. Wlncotb, of Now Westminster, B.C., which has been accepted. In North Battleford federal election the votes cast in the variotis local ridings gave Long, the Union candidate, a majority of G5 in Shellbrooks, 615 in Redberry, and 5'J6 In North Battleford, a total majority ot 1,308, which was pirtled down by 291, Comertord, tho opposition candidate, having majorities ot 10.4 In Jackfish, 43 In Tur-tleford and l^ll in lie a la Crosse. - Miss ^ arjorie Williams of .Mark-ham, Outurio, lias been appointed to the position of assistant superintendent of Women's Institutes in Alberta during the absence of hiias Bessie Mc-Dermand, who has gone to take a post-graduate course in domestic .science at Columbia university. Miss Williams Is a graduate ot McDonald college, Guelph. W. H. WinterroWd, who accompanied Sir Geo. Bury, vice-president ot the C.P.R., to Russia in connection with transportation problems Just before the revolution, gave an interesting address to the Montreal Women's Club on their experiences in Petro grad when the revolution broke out. He said that Sir George and he sat in their room at tho Hotel Europe for fifteen minutes, on one occasion with their hands up at the muzzle of a revolver while a search for fire-arms was being made. "Fortunately for us we had none," said .Mr. .Wlnterrowd. Tlie estate of the late Joseph \H. Choate, former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain goes principally to Mrs. Choate, to the two gons, and to' Uie daughter. The widow, Mrs. Qarollno S. Choate, receives', an annuity of $75,000 and,, in addition, 'Is provided with $250,000 In. cash, a llf