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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta J I PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILt ttEnnutr THCriSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1918 -.1 F Eetbbribje Derate Xetbbri&jc, Hiberta r DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor* and Publishers (tHE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED *23 6th Street South. Lethbrldflo W. A. President and Managing Director John Torrance. - - Business Manager Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office .............. 1252 Office .............. 1224 � MS 9^ Dafty, Daily, Daily, Subscription Rate.v. delivered, per week delivered, per year by mail, per year * 1 * Week!}', by mail, per year . .10 .$5.00 .$4.00 .$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S.. $2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers ufte expiration date is pur authority to centinuo the subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR There is one consolation in reviewing the situation on the western front preparatory to the much-talked of German offensive, and that is in the fact that Austria will be able to lend little assistance to the Germans, inasmuch as they are now being kept quite traally engaged with the Italians. Any j Austrian forces that may bo released from Russia or the Russian front will toe needed in the fighting that is now going on between the contending forces In the mountain fastnesses of the Italian front. The Italians have within the past lew days checked Austrian attempts to recapture positions, and now are ({gluing off Italiar* attacks in turn. � The French du.Vg the past few days have inflicted heavy losses upon German forces on the western front, by means of extensive raids in which they have destroyed valuable German defense works. THE CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE WOOL GROWERS It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of the consummation at the Toronto conference last week or the co-operative union of the wool growers from end to end of the Dominion. It is the first fully national and representative over-all association of any branch of farm production. Its aims being single and definite we have no doubt of its being able to discharge Its protective functions satisfactorily. Farmers have been given a good deal of assistance and encouragement in the matter of production. It is wltCa increased, production in view that systematic as well as popular' education by both Dominion and Provincial Departments of Agriculture has been carried on. Increased production, however, has not in the case of the ^rhole j^ody of producers been followed logically by increased wealth but rather by increased exploitation of the farmer by big interests. There are two conditions to satisfactory agriculture production and salesmanship. By salesmanship we do not mean individual business capacity such as may pertain to one farmer and not to another and which may affect the relative rewards to farmers of varying efficiency. We mean group or class salesmanship or such protective organization as will effectively meet exploitation by ad- verse organizations. The new organization Is significant in relation to the progress of economic quality and democracy. any experiments" with now and un- i tried forms of taxation they should learn the ability to pay of tho.^e now carrying the burden. This they *�ave not been doing. The city of L-eth-bridge has $606,000 outstanding taxes covering four years on its book;-, whereas the annual tax income of "io city is only about ?4,r.0.o00. From (he standpoint of a business concern t.l\*� looks like mighty poor business. A concern doing $450,000 business In a year that in four years, owing to ity In collection methods, allowed $-000 of outstanding accounts to pi It* up, meanwhile borrowing money for current needs, would be considered fit for the receiver's hands, even if its security did run to millions. s>o the 4 first thing the city should do is to make a- determined effort to wipe the back taxes off the slate by making the people pay up. That is what the Saskatchewan cities have boon doing every year, and there is not a city in the sister province that has more taxes outstanding than are levied *n any one. year. The city council has intimated that they aro going about this cleaning up process, though whether they are taking only half-hearted steps remains to bo seen. The fact that only 1914 and 3 91 r� outstandings wilt be put up for sale leaves the commissioners open to the charge that r.hey are not very anxious to clean up the arrears. With a two years' redemption period the few whom the inclusion of 1916 arrears would squeeze should be able to redeem their property in that tlmetlf they ever intend to do so. commissioner? would go about this campaign to bring in tax arrears whole-heartedly and did the job in thorough style, they would then be in a position to teli the people of Leth-bridge positively whether or not new forms of taxation are necessary. The people themselves would then know, and, the Herald believes, would accept such new burdens as might be found necessary. An income tax may be the best method. Probably an increase In electric light rates might be acceptable. The tenants might accept some form of tenant tax if they could be shown that the city must have the money and it could not be secured from the source of nine-tenths of all taxation, the land. But clean up the ,old tax arrears first, and in imposing new taxes see that they aro equitably distributed. Such a reduction of taxes on land as would once more revive speculation in corner lots is/o be avoided. The great aim should | be to build up the city, at the same time paying the just debts of the corporation. PICKED PA SSING Another $8,500.000 has vanced to Belgium by States. been ad-Iho United German aliens to the, number of :Ui.S\0 are registered in Greater New York. Women and children alien? across the line will have to register under the amended Alien Knemy Act. Kchvard J. Potsingham, 117 years old. a prisoner at tho Toronto jail, hanged himself. r Two million women are working on farms In the United States, of whieu 750,000 are under the age of 20. Last year's imports of manufacturing material into the U.S. were practically double those of HU5. Farmers living in the neighborhood of Kentbridge, Ont., ore planning for an elevator on a co-operative basis. The American public is asked by the army authorities not to shoot pigeon?, many carriers having fallen to sportsmen's guns recently. i l 7 I Andrew J. Peters, mayor, celebrated his office by lopping off heads. Boston's new first hour in eight official Newfoundland will have a ministry of shipping. Dr. Samuel Jacques, a native of Sim-coo, died at Kmo, Ont. Throe hundred conventions have been arranged for Atlantic City N.J., so far this year. .lean Louis Legare, a well known and famous old timer, died at Willow-bunch. Sask. .lews in the United States are pleading for sufficient flour to make, unleavened bread for the ['ass-over. A regiment of stevedores is being recruited in the States to help relieve congestion at Atlantic ports. New York magistrates are urging that chauffeurs be forced to pass a competence test he-Core being licensed A litany desk in memory of the late .Uidgo Richards, was dedicated at All Saints' Church, Winnipeg. Potrolea Central public school and some of the ward schools were closed indefinitely to conserve the gas supply fin* demesne use. Communications under this heading must bear the signatures of the writers. 1 * +V�rt J t Is*.* V U.S. soldiers' wives are protesting against the ruling which prevents married women from entering civil service posts. Canada has got back nearly 6.000 of the 23,000 Canadian cars said to be in the United States. Many are coming loaded with anthracite. Middlesex County Council of London, taxes the i:ounty buildings, including the courthouse and jail, which now are exempt. Distinctive badges will he provided for all across the Hue who are rejected or exempted by the draft boards. Th e Bea union 1. Al berta, R om a n Catholic church, which for 23 years has been a landmark of that district, was totally destroyed by fire. c,�j�w,i. - +i vr "v* 't0 mine owner 2Sc to send J he Socialist minority of the N.I. , {. f, , t State Assembly has introduced a bill whereby landlords would he compelled T"LVL*ln* ? f^^T.6 ^ to furnish heat to tennauts. Edmonton coal is now being shipped to Saskatoon to relieve the situation caused by the strike at Drum-heller. The resignation of Rev. J. G. Stuart, for 25 years minister of Knox church South Loudon, was accepted. He will be superannuated at $1,500 a year. SMALL MINES Editor of Lethbridge Herald. Dear Sir,-Yours under caption of "Must Make Use ot Small Mines." on page 4 of February 1st daily/ I read with more than passing interest and have the following to offer which you may publish or not as you choose. The small mines are at the mercy not only of the railroad corporation, which owns mines, and the larger mines of the district, but as�ef of laws which are not in conformity with the earnings and profits of a small mine, and the cost of the same is increasing every year. * Will cite you* one or two for the benefit of the public. Wo are* compelled to have our mines surveyed once a year. Now there are -throe mines here on the river within one mile of each other. The surveyor chargoa thirty dollars apiece to survey thorn. The government of Alberta refuses to recognize the survey of the Dominion government which is made once a year free of charge. / Another cost is we are compelled to make .a monthly report to the government of the output. One of the mines, idle last summer, and started up in October, Royalty for the month was) 55c, notary attest 25c'postage 3c. Cost to mine owner 2Sc to send in ,r>5c. otection. to a the rights I to enter and access to the top which he pays one dollar per acre rent for. I have had some experience in this line and will say that the�mlning laws of Alberta are rotten. As to a fuel controller, why does he allow coal to be shipped toa points where coal is available at rea'sonoble prices. I will cite you to the strike of one year ago in your city when your paper stated that your city had not enough North American Collieries Un- dertaking Some Extensive improvements The North American Collieries at. Coalhurst are developing plans for Increased Accommodation for their miners, and others at the mlnos. A new KO-room modern hotel Is now in the course of construction to be completed about April 1st. This hotel which will provide accommodation for the travelling public as well as for many of the miners, will ho modern in every resinict with steam heat and hot and cold water in each room. In addition to the hotel a 10-room hospital is also being built which �wlll be a uplendld addition to such accommodation at the mines. The cost of these two buildings will be over ?30,000, The mines expect to keep up their present run through the summer months, and expect also to bo able to use at least 100 more miners. Thero are at present about 400 employees at the mines. BANK CLEARINGS This week........... |66T,941 This week last yaar .. 491,608 Increase, 13 pfcr cent. I bondpn, S.W.I, and in th* cmb of prisoners belonging to the Imperial UorceH, Allied Forces or ClrSlian prisoners of war, by the Central Prisoners of War Committee-, 4 Thurloe Place, London, S.W. 7. The list of foods which may be'forwarded is as follows: Pipe, sponge, pencils, tooth powder, pomade, cap badge and badges of rank, shaving brush, safety raxor, bootlaces (mohair), candies (8 ounces), medal ribbons, brass polish, mittens (one pair a quarter), muffler (one each year), braces and belts (provided they are made of webbing and include no rubber or leather), housewife, handkerchiefs (one a quarter), combs, hair brushes, tooth brushes, cloth brushes, buttons, pipe lights, dubbin, hob nails, shaving soap (one stick a quarter), health salts, insecticide powder, chess, checkers, dominoes. Persons are warned that tho parcels are subject to censorship, and the inclusion In the parcel of any article not mentioned In the above list may entail confiscation of the parcel. The maximum weight of'the parcel is eleven pounds, and it is advised that they should not weigh less than three pounds, so as to minimize the risk of loss in the post. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO BRITI8H NAVY THE i Chief or N. B.. has Dominion provinces. , n.. . , . coal to run three days. The same PoIiceRideout ofMoncton (rtate cit shi , four carfi to been appointed inspector of, Wlnnifred. which is within ten miles police for the Maritime , Qf four m{n^ Thegc mines Cftn RUp. ply Winntfred. Bow Island and Whitla. These mines are not running at full Unable to rally from shock follow ing an operation performed to remove tonnage now and are all selling at , ... , . ... ,$8.00 per ton on account of coal being a bullet. Harry Gibjon, aged tea, died!^, *H at Hotel Dieu, Windsor. A At Treuton, an old landmark. Maple Terrace, formerly the Methodist - church, was destroyed lrv fire. Four Every village school in New York, families were burned out. State is to have a pig raising class: with 50 porkers. This means an ad- j ditioual 50,000 hogs in the State. j With the mayor, life is just one darn tax scheme after another. "Biyy Sunday is to be "conscripted" by the V. S. Shipping Board to conduct a whirlwind campaign to secure labor. Congress is likely to appropriate a sum to reimburse French citizens for any damage done by United States troops in France. Lieut.-Col. George A. Walker, R.E., formerly of Kingston, has been placed in charge of all British railway construction in Palestine. [ BUTTE CONCERT Why is not our mine inspector authorized to look into these conditions. He has been asked to, several times. His answer was, that it is conditions of trade and is out of his line. As this seems enough at present, I sign. J. P. PEAIRS. Winnifred, Alia., Feb. U, 1018. The British War Office has sanctioned an arrangement whereby one parcel which does not contain othor than specified articles may bo sent each three months by private individuals in Canada direct to prisoners of war 1 other than officers interned abroad. The parcel* must be packed and despatched through the post offico by the relative or friend of the prisoner and' must bear a coupon. The next of kin has first right to the coupon and can designate to whom it may be given if th�:y do not wish to use if. Persons wishing to send parcels under this scheme should apply for the necessary coupons, if they have not already done so, as early as possible. Coupons for parcels intended for prisoners belonging to the Canadian" Forces are supplied by the Prisoners of War Department, Canadian Red Cross Society, 14 Cockspur street, We do not like to own it. We wish it; were not so; It's useless to bemoan It Or hide what all may know That we're not in the gravy, That still our fortune's full We owe tho British navy, By graco of Johnny Bull. r We count our golden dollars. We count our bags of grain- -They'd all wear German collars If William ruled the main. Boor Russia is a slavey, Poor Belgium Is a hell; Without the British navy Their fate were ours as well. That we are our own masters And hold our banner high, That Infinite disasters Have passed our nation by, That still in progress wavy Our skiff of state we pull, We owe the British navy. Hurrah for Johnny Bull! Amos R. Wells, in Life. FINANCIAL REPORT OF GALT HOSPITAL FOR JANUARY, 1918 Revenue (From Our Own Correspondent) Picture Butte, Feb. -1.'!.-This dis- Cash from last vear Public fees...... Private fees * 4 trict has been saddened by the almost ^jty Krant siulden death of the beloved wife of p , Trust'company Mr. Frank McNabb, who on Friday . sundries Whether Ray Knight is back for good or just temporarily it is pleasing to have him amongst us again. He does things. Rev. C. F. Aked, formerly pastor of Fifth Avenue Baptist church, New | reached there York, has been invited to the Central ' Congregational church in Atlanta, Ga. Farmers would be relieved to have from the government some details of the plan whereby farm labor is to be supplied the west this year. Spring seeding is only six weeks^away. For supervising erection and organization of the V. S. government powder plant at Nashville, Tenn., the Du Pont Engineering Co. will receive a cheque for $2,000,000. Lethbridge up the city three or four good financial the city com- THE CITY'S TAXATION PROBLEMS * How az*e the people of to raise the money ft) keep as a going concern? This questlo� is asked not because we believe the city is bankrupt, for �we know it is one of �western cities in fairly t condition, but because anissioners have raised the question in the feelers thrown out lately to learn how the people would receive the imposition of certain new taxes. It requires something over $-100,000 to run the city a year no matter how economically the commissioners, administer their departments. High fixed charges on our various Improvements is the cause of a large share of the taxes. Four hundred thousand is $40.. per head of population. That is required. The question is: how can It best be raised to distribute the burden, according to the benefit received by the citizens from residence here and their ability to pay? There appears to be little doubt that the city council will have to devise some new means of raising revenue. But in doing so they must go carefully. They must do nothing in the way of Iniiioslng taxes that will tend to keep population away from Lethbridge. High and unpopular forms of taxation will do this to a certain extent, thus defeating the end the commissioners are supposed to have In view-the. reduction of the tax burden by spreading it over as many citi-tens as possible. But before the commissioners try The war Is entering its most serious phase. The one bright outlook in the fact that Von Hindenburg is boasting wThen he will be in Paris. The Huns flirt some boasting about being In Paris,in 1914. The town of Cobalt proposes to establish a civic piggery. The Edmonton Bulletin suggests that ii th crop Is as large as the output of wild cats which once made Cobalt the allied meat supply will be ably enhanced. famous notlce- Von Hindenburg boasts that he will be in Paris by April. It is our business to see that if he is there it will be as a prisoner of the allies. By backing up all the war efforts of the allies we can make Von Hindenburg"-! boast ridiculous. Orders-in-council removing the duty on farm tractors, cattle, sheep etc., ar^ the best colonizers Sunny Southern Alberta could find. Put farm implements on the free list and Western Canada will soon be producing wealth additional which will be a thousand times the value of the duty now col- L lected on farm machinery, cattle, brought across the line. etc., EXTEND CERTIFICATES Regina, Peb. 13.-Teachers of the rural schools of Saskatchewan holding third class certificates which have already expired, or which will expire Juno 30, will be granted extensions on their certificates until December 1018, under the conditions of amendment announced today by R. F. Blacklock, deputy minister of education. One hundred and fifty thousand bar rels of Annapolis Valley apples are in danger of spoiling for lack of cars to ^ranspdrt them to .western markets, the Egnlish market being cut off. John F. Lennox, brother of Lt.-Col. T. II. Lennox, M.P.P.. will likely be appointed clerk of the County Court at Toronto, succeeding the late ex-Mayor John Shaw. Robt. Fleck, a justice of the peace for Go years and police magistrate for Sarnia and Point Edward for six years, in dead at Saraia. He was a candidate for the Ontario legislature in 1880. L. B. Archibald, superintendent of the dining car service of the eastern division of the Canadian government railways, died at Truro, N. S. He was 40 years in the employ of the company, G. T. R. shopmen, in the arbitra tlon at Stratford, have been granted a nine-hour day and recognition of the grievance committee, and a compromise has been made regarding overtime wages. If representatives of the canning trade do not, on or before February 20th. show cause why seed peas f-'hould not be exported, the Food Controller is prepared to grant export permits. Senator Reitl, of Missouri, lays a large percentage of blame for the c^al shortage on the Fuel Administration, whose orders, he sayn, added largely to the already considerable' congestion of freight. morning last, was apparently in her j usual health. After partaking of her \ breakfast she was taken suddenly ill, i and although a doctor was summoned, ; as quickly as an automobile could bring him, dearth had ensued before ne The deepest sympathy of this whole community goes, out to Mr, McNabb and relatives in their sad bereavement. Though only married and living amongst us for 1'.; months, she was greatly esteemed by all, and we shall miss her bright cheery smile. The Iron Springs C.F.A. local No. 172r is making a good start for the new year. All the old officers were again elected to office, namely, S. R. Brady, president; P. Fickler, vice- I Cash president; G. F. Hobbs, secretary-trea- ! Less surer. Five new members have be?r.' enrolled. On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23rd, at L' o'clock the usual meeting of Januarv $l,o:j,t>.S;i L'^os.tin 1,030.00 100.0(1 1,125.17 ADAMS ,2.K Expenses I Administration expenses . .. Professional care of patients Department expenses ...... Gen, house and property expenses ............... Board and other current expenses .............. Refunds on patients' accts.. Diff. between expenses revenue and 4 * 4 $ 447.55 800.08 i l,J70.ul 644.04 :uo $3,1171.US 1,544.24 At Ypres-where Canadians , wrote history, the wounded and weary found comfort in the # chewing gum that thoughtful 4 r friends had supplied. I Summary on hand ....... unpaid cheques .. # � * * $4,815.02 $2.7G8.:J7 187.30 most cases, Black Jack. st was A stick And, in Adams keeps a day the soldiers' homesickness away. When you buy some for yourself, buy some for a soldier. tho local will bo held, when W. Buchanan, M.P., and $2,." Per Diem Cost Per Patient M Public................. $2.20 expected to address the meeting. We hope to see a full house on that date, at 2 o'clock sharp in the Iron Springs school house. Also on March 22nd, I we are arranging a concert, box social and dance under the auspices of the U.F.A., in aid of the Red Cro3S. We are giving this wide publicity as we hope to make this a very great success. L. L. Dunham are Private................ $1.57 Average $1.88 f 1 m 4., to. Pure Chewing Gum Lieut.-Col. H. S. Birkett, C.H.. who has been in command of Number Three TS-* hi'*_______, . 55* fv.'v* i P H n 3^ ^ - > � * ^^^^ Mm&m r. En; Mlti ' 4 - F + t: h l i r k ' -__h -A) T.......v + \* I m wv-'- -M - * IF:v:*::::>*':-�/.*/ V.J F � i * � * * Kith .* .' J hi V A, if- 5/ - 'J - rf* I ***** f i WW mm III J hi The King Kdward Hote], Toronto, | will l)e enlarged by the addition of 45 I rooms, with a bath for every guest, (room. The new company that is to operate the hotel proposes to increase LITTLE TO BE DONE YET Ottawa, Feb. 13.-Hon. T. W. Croth-ors, minister of labor, when asked today what action the department pro-, the hotel to the largest size which posed to take with regard to the Van- j engTneera and architects recommend eouver shipyards dispute stated that i - at present there was Httle 10 be done. MANITOBA SURPLUS Winnipeg, Feb. Ki.-Hon. Edward Brown, Manitoba provincial treasurer, brought down the budget for the prov-J ince in the legislature today. It shows an estimated cash surplus in 1U1S of $3 20,193. A, S. Hawley, of the McKinnon dm trict, who has been reeve of the rural municipality of Wheatland, No. :i!.�5, has heel appointed to the Provincial Hail Insurance Hoard in place of .1. H. bnilj, who has resigned. Mr. Lamb, however, will continue to occupy the position of secretary of the board for the time being. i i Tiff EET YOUR BUSINESS FRIENDS AT LUNCH in our Tea Rooms where you will enjoy a splendidly prepared lunch and quick, courteous service. On the Menu you will find an assortment of safldwiches, pastries, pies all prepared on home made principles. You will always be pleased if you bring your friends here for lunch High Class Bakery 606 3rd Ave. S. Phone 1627 ;