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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FnibAY. FtsBnuARY 8. tots THE dortaklng echotne oC co-opero- INCOME TAX . > : ? (J. A. II. Marriott, Lecturer In ICcou-oniicB of Worcester CoUoge, Oxford, in the London I Times.) To those who would dally with the notion of the "conscription'of wealth," BtUl more to those who definitely advocate U, I would venture, with great respect but with deep seriousness, to urge one or two further points: � (I) Wealth is already conscripted. Taxation is not.a voluntary but a compulsory levy; and to suggest that wealth is not already, and very heavily, conscripted Is to make an Ulegi-tlniale nnd mischievous appeal to prejudice and ignor.ince. (II) As B means of financing the war,-^a levy, on capital would, be worpe tban": useless". 'What 'we need for financing the->var Is now- money; and now money Is the result of day-to-day production and day-to-day abstention froih tho consumption of what Is produced. Any attempt to make a compulsory levy, upon accumulated wealth would have two immediate and disastrous results: (a) it would leduce to zero the value of existing property, and (b) It would arrest Its accumulation for tho future. In a word, it would defeat Its own objedt. (III) As a post-war measure a levy on capital Is not outsldo tho bounds 6t economic pbsaiblllty. But Is It \vltbln the bounds of pxpodloncy? To ra-pudiatc a portion of the debt would bo a relatively simple process; but; no one ' proposes to discriminate against the holders of national secur-Itie.*., Ilnther the reverse. Which particular form of capital \yill you then, select?' If. industrial capital ' be the object of attack^ ho>y can you discriminate' between the �5 which one woman has invested, let �s say, In Lever's Soap Works and .the �5 which a.- jobbing gardener has Invested In tools? Both will be subject to tho same levy. And after such a levy who would ever again purchase^ a spado, much less a gas engine?' Or -who would advance Is. upon a mortgage to facilitate tho , building Of workmen's' or other people's .--houses? . Ottawa, Feb. 8.-Keturns compiled by tlie flnnncu department show that Canada's total groBs debt on Janttary 81 was $1,094,503,746.33 as compared with a total gross debt of 11,226,185,-543.5;! on January 31,1917. Total assets amounted on .January 31 to $997,034,-53D.on, leaving on that dote.a total net debt, of $997,528,207.28. Between December 31, 1917, and January 31, 191S, the net debt increased by $21,100,-7o; War expenditure during January amounted to $1U,U0U,17G, or a total during the 10 m17, from Y. Fursitenburg to Kaphael Schaumann at Hupnranda, reading: "Honored Comrade: Carburg's banic, un receipt of a telegram from the president ot tho Hhenish Westphallan Syndicate has opened an account for Comrade Trotzky's enterprise. The lawyer has brought arms and arranged for their conveyance as far as Lu-lea.und Vardnr. instruct the firm of ISssen Sons at Lulea'as to whom they are to bo conil^ned, and tho name of tho confidential person to whom the sum asked for by Comrade Trotzky Is to be paid over." , ' Other letters amnounce ,the payment to Lenlne of sums varying from 150,000 to 300-,000 marks. Toronto, t'eb. 8.-^Enthusiastic confidence In tho future of the horse Industry was tho dominant note at tho annual meeting of the Clydesdale Horso Association ot Canada held In this city yesterday. ' In the report of;! tho directors it was stated that Clyde f lilies had recently sold in',- Scotland for $1,200 to upwards of $5,000, and eVen geldings had'made an average of $571 In a sale of eighty of thi| latter. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, William Qrahaira.^Clare-mont; vlce-proaldent, J. A. Torrance, Mnrkham; secretary, J. W. Wheaton Toronto; vice-presidents for provinces: Ontario, Peter Christie; Manches-torMarltlmo Provinces, S. A. Logan, Amherst, N.S..; .Quebec, Robert Ness, Howlck; Manitoba, John Graham, Car-berry; British CoUimbla,- William Montgomery; Alberta, Bd. Adams; Saskatchewan, Wm. Graiit. Directors, Fred Ulchardaon, Columbus; Jaipea Henderson, ^Bolton; John A. Boag, Queensvllle; T. H. Hassard, Mark-ham ; T. D. Elliot, Bolton; Walter Saott, Sutton West; WUliana McCurdy, Nnplnka, Man, LABOR MEN PROTES-^ Montreal, Feb. S.-r-The Trades and Labor Coun6l[,iast night sfrohgly protested against Premier Sir � Lomer Gouln's plan for;a commissldn government for Atontraal :ajad declared that the pre/nier was a reactionary^ Special Indignatlpn was worked up ovor tho proposal toma'ke the deposit for the privilege of running for a' seat In the city cbunoil' $500 Instead of $200 us' at preseint. i The Trades Council had asked to have the deposit abolished entirely, .v   : ? � MAN DROPPED DEAD Bdmonton, Fob. A. Dowtis,, huniani! Inapocttir ot .this city, � dropped dead this "morning. APPRAISERS NAMED IN HALIFAX DISASTER Halifax, Feb. a.-Thn commission has appointed' Mr. Al. H. Clarke, ot Hallfa?, and F. R. Whlitakor, of St. John, a board to appiaise, for tho commission's purposoH, I ho total property loss occasioned by thn disaster. The commission announces that courts have bten (jslahllshed to Investigate Immeitiatcly claims of small ahopkeepers,. gront-ia, traders, dress-raakors, seamstreHnos and others who Were dependent'on Hmall businesses. R. W. Russell has been appointed commlsaloncr to investigato u number of coimplalnls as to oppressive action on the part of Lundlonls, money lenders, mortgages, etc. TO SUPPLY FORMS FOR NCOME TAX RETURN So many people have been asking where forms can be secured for inak-Ing the returns reaulred under the Canadian income tax act that W. lA. Buchanan, mJP., wired Ottawa.' tho other day asking this Information,- H9 hsa received from R. W. Breadner; commissioner of taxation the fdlipft. ing reply: S "Forms will at an early date' bp supplied to the Inspector at taxation at Oalgary who will arrange for'i'thii distribution for the province at berta. A supply will be forwards'^ b)^ him to the assistant Inspector''hfj will send to Lethbrldge." Forma are supposed to be madcii:6ut and the returns made by the eiidjip.t this month though In view ot th^.'d^ lay In distributing the forms this .may be extended. > AT. THE MA.IESTIC One of the most pinasing offerings during the season will be an elaborate ravival of "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," at the Majestic tonight and twice tomorrow, which the United Producing Company is sending from New Voik tor a coast to coast tour. No play of recent years lips equalled this (luaiiit creation, it deals with Mrs. WIggs, her children and friends who lived under rather strenuous conditions in the queer neighborhood in the outskirts of Ik>uIs-ylUe known as tlui "Cabbage Patch." Mrs. Wlggs wa.s a philosopher, and the sum nnd subntance of her philosophy lay in keeping the dust ot� her rose colpred, spectacles. When Mr. Wiggs travelled to eternity by the-alcohol, route, she burled his faults with him, and for want of better vlri tiiea to extol she always laid stress on tlie fine Hand he wrote. ','Much Interest Is being manifested by the theatre going public of this city ovei" the approaching engagement at the Majestic Theatre next Tuesday, February 12 for a limited stay of only oile night of Irving Berlin's Internat-Idtial syiiccpated musical success, "Watch Your Step." 'prominent in the oast will be Vallie 8/ Martin, Helen F. Delaney, Mabel TRIBUTE TO ROWELL .;*:,f Toronto, Feb. 7,.-^T.he leader ot,ih.%. opposition, William Proudfoot, iti'i;oa^ tlnuing the debate on the addrei*a'>.ip reply to the speech from the tbroQe today took occasion to pay tr|]�!ute to hla predecessor, Hon. N. W. R0we^l)^ for the stand he bad taken in making union government In the Dominiqn possll^le. ' TRAilETiGHt' . Dr. Travelutte opens his great qhoV at the Orpheum tonight. The Helena Independent says as follows ot tb* 8hO\n>> \ ' � � "(Slean and up-to-date'.' is the'.'ver- ALIJEN DE ALI KNOWS A[L dlct'ot Helena people outbe Triy elutte show featuring All Ben, Q�b, "The man who knows all/' and'ipr. Herbert I. Travelutte, "king ot,jhyj�r notlsts"--otherwise ku.own as >".tChe man who set tho world alafin';'! ;ff�' All Bon Deb again demonfi^'fUd his wonderful; abflltjr as a phyathViq his anawera to, the sealed quMtloiii about almost every copcolv^blft'/MbVi Joct that could be "sprung" uponvnln from the audience; ' 'jj^*'* Dr. Travelutte closed the evr ' e'ntertainmoht with bla demonstrations - ra, strictly scientific t^^i|ffl5 TONIGHT at 8:30 TWICE SATURDAY^ MATINEE AND NIGHT The United Producing Co. present \ The Dramatic j Treat of the Season ITH A SUPERB COMPANY AND A MAGNIFICENT SCENIC PRODUCTION JSpecial IMatinee Event ,', Tdijiorrow uCternoon at the '^tktinee performance, .Mrs, j^iiig? and al]\'tii^ Movable, little '|%lei$B" ohildron,'Will hold a rMi^p^lon on the .stage after the performance, to all the school obildren In tho atidlence; \ PRICES: .Hlflhts.....91.90, f1.te^,7Se, 60c Saturday Matlnaa |1,00, 7Be, s6c Sherman, Tracey Klliert, VrcA nillc-brand. Ooft Phllllpa, Cha�, lliloll, Arthur Uttry, Frank (loombs, I. S. Cnr-poDter, Marry Lamont and .^ovcrnl other fntorltes and a cHoruM of thirty-tour. Soat| are now selling. At THE EMPRESS Mary Allien Mlntcr. (hr (luiirniiiK little girl favorite ot the. Mcrndu, whoKr-delightful personality lia� impressed ttnelt on motion pictiirn fans from one cud of tho,United siiitihs to tho. other, adds to; her alrcail.v liuav.v sets In the role sho ii.^.'iiimcd In "Charily Cnstio," a new .Mmuol-Am-orlcan feature produclioii that dlnplays "Ijovey Mary" In the rolu of a beautiful slum child with a happy and a manly little brotlu.'i- knnwii as "The Prince." At the Rmpreas lonight. FRANCE IN ARMS, AT STARl.AND Views arc taken ovor tlio enemy lines during which tolephonU; communication is maintained with officers below. Troops are p|i:turod at i! o'clock In tho mornlnR In the act ot going "ovor the lop," perhiips tlio most intense and criti(!al moment In trfiich warfare. A strong real live of the production is the Gompruhenslve views it gives of the barracks, canlonmnnta and hospitals. Other fenluros are tho laying of telephone and telegraph wires, building of bridgea and railways, the movement of meats, vegetables, wines, gasoline and other nec.oHsllleB. The manufacture of munitions Is gone Into thoroughly, and the mounting and PAGEFTVH firing of heavy ficild ))iccn!'K'|r�li): girl hMtMa