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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR TIIE LETHBRIDGE DAIL^ iknaub THURSDaV, FEBRUARY 14, 1918 ...... tbbrlbjc t)eralb DAILY AND WEEKLY 0Hm LKTK irietora and Publlthars rHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT 'ti : INO COMPANY, LIMITED {..;MaS'6th street South. Lethbrldg* j �V.^/f' -� W.A.Buchanan ' -TtitfP'MWent and Manr.ging Director i'^pap* Torranco - - Buslns^s Manager TELEPHONES Oftlce .......... Office .......... .'BitilBess Editorial ubecrlptien Ratej: pally, delivered, per week 1253 1224 .10 bally, delivered, per year .....J5.00 Daily, by mall, per year .......$4.00 (Weekly, by mall, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 ' Dates of expiry of subscriptions appeal vdally on address label. Acceptance of papers uftc. oxplratitn date Is Vur authority to centlnub the sub-> , , scrlptlon. THE PROGRESS .OF THE WAR � ;Thoro Is one consolation In reylew-Ins the situation on the western front preparatory to the much-talked of . fiftrman offensive, and that is in the lact that Austria will be able to lend little assistance to tlie Germans, Inas-n^ch as they are now being kept quite VluUy engaged Vrlth the Italians. Any Auatrlan forces that may bo released from Russia or the Russian front will fee needed In the fighting that is now gotOf on between the contending forc-M In the mountain fastnesses of the Italian front. .^''rhe Italians have within the past tew days checked Austrian attempts to recapture positions, and now are (Ighiing off Italiar� attacks in turn. *. The French duiVig the past few dayp have inflicted heavy losses upon Oerman forces on the western front, bjr means of extenslre 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 of the co-operative union of the wool Sipwers from end to end of the Do-inlnion. It la the first fully national and representatlye over-all asaociation of any* branch of farm production. Its aims being single and definite we have no doutit of its being ablei to discharge Ita ^iijotectlve, fuucUpns satisfactorily. J)irmers.^haye be�i 'given a good doBl'of assistance and encouragement ill' the matter of prodjjcHon. It is , vltbv increased, production in view that'systematic as well, as popular adulation by both Dominion and Pro-Tincii^! Departments of Agriculture has baen carried on. Increased production, bow^ever, bay not in of. the /^bol^^^ody of producers been followed ; logically by increased wealth but rath-rb^ increased exploitation of the .Carmer by big interests. -T^i^re are two conditions to satls-fit:',^ faptory agriculture production- and ' aaleaman^blp. By saleamansbip we _ do not mean individual business ca-I.%37 paclty such as may pertain to one layiiier.and not to another and which may affect the relative rewards lo �^tanners ofc varying efiiclency. We V: nean group or^c^iss salesmanship or 'jiueh protective ofganlisatloh as will affectively meet ev>loUatlon by ad-jrane ;QrgaT(isaUonB. - .  ^>y^^:'TiM :new organiiatlon is significant Sarelatlpn to the progress of economic ; qoallty and democracy. ; jijHB CI.TV'8 TAXATION mOBLEI^S^ � '' ' . > r'Uow are the people of Lethbridge to raise the money lb keep up the city ;�a^a going cpncem? '' ; Tblai aueitioB is asked not because K �e/|iall�ve the city is bankrupt, for WQ^ >now it is one of three or four W>tern, cities in f�ilrly good financial condiUon, but because the city cooi-r� mlaiioners have raised the question :' �'.In'ithe'i feelers thrown out. lately . to ; learphow the people would receive (ti^ In^posltlon of certain new taxes. . . 'It requires something over ^$400,000 ' to run 'the city a year no matter how '; aconomioany the commissioners, ad-jninister their departments. High fixed charges on our various -Improve-inentsris the cause of a large share offtbe-taxes. Four hundred thousand U^^40,>'I>er head of population. Th^t , la-iijjreqiiired. The question is: how R-J):n'^off)ib^ bur^ Kapr'oadlng it over'aii.'mfiny cltl- any experiraftriis* with now and untried forms oi^ taxation they sliould learn the ability to pay of those now carrying the burden. This they 'lave not been doing. The city of Lethbridge has 1606,000 outstanding ta.tos covering four years on its books, whereas the annual tax income of f'lB city is only about $450,000. From the standpoint of a business concern this looks like mighty poor business. A concern doing $450, In a year that In four years, owing to H.t-ity in collection methods, allowed $606-000 of' outstanding accounts to pile up, tneanwhtle borrowing money for current needs, would be considered fit i for the receiver's hands, even It its security did run to million?. So the 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 provintiou period tbe few whom the inclusion of 1916 arrears would squeeze I �bonld be able to redeem tbpir property In that time|lf thoy ever Intend to do 80. It the commissioners 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 tell the people of Lethbridge positively whether or not new forma of taxation are necessary. The people themselves would then knbw, and, the Herald believes, would accept' stich' new i)urdens as might be found necessary. An income tax may be the best method. Probably ah increase in electric light rates might be acceptable. The tenants might accept some form of tendnt tax if they could be shown that the city must have the money and it could not be secured from the source of nlne-tei^ths of all, taxation, the land. But clean up the ^Id tax arrears first, and In imposing new taxes sec that they are 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 tbe Just-debts of the cor- PICKED UP PASSING .W'SK MAN Another $8,500,000 has been advanced to Belgium, by the United States. German aliens to tho. number of 30,810 are regtsterod In Greater New York. Women and children aliens across Iho lino will havfl to register untler the amended .Mlon Enemy Act. Edward J, Potslngham, 37 years old. a prisoner a^ the Toronto Jail, hanged himself. Two million women are working on farms In the United States, of whitii 730,000 are under the age of 20. Last year's imports of manufacturing material Into the U;S. were practically double those of 191S. Farmers living In the neighborhood of Koatbrldga, Ont., are planning tor an elevator on a co-operative baais. The American public Is asked by the army authorities not to shoot pigeons, many carriers having fallen to sportsmen's guns recently. Andrew J. Peters, mayor, celebrated his office by lopping off heads. Boston's new first hour In eight official poratlon. -VVfth the mayor,.life is just darn tax scheme after another. one ' Whether Ray .Knight is back for good or just temporarily It is pleasing to have bW amongst us again. He does" things. Farmers would be relieved to have from the government soma details of the pl^n whereby farm labor Is to be supplied the west this year. Spring seeding is only six weeks away. The war is entering Its most serious phase. The one bright outlook is in' the fact that Von Hlndenburg is boasting when he will be In Paris; The-Hun" did some boastihg about being In Pnrii,in 1914. ' Tfie town of Cobalt proposes'to establish a ^Ivib piggery. The Edmonton,Bulletin suggests that if the pig crop^ aa large as the output of wild cats which once made Cobalt famous the allied meat supply will be notlco-ablr enhanced. Von Hlndenburg boasts that he will be in Paris by April. It Is our business to sea that If he is there it will 'be ai a prisoner of the allies. By backing up all the war afforts of the allies we can maka Von Hlndenburg's boaat ridlculona. 1^ 1\ U.S. soldiers' wives arc protesting against the ruling which prevents married women from entering civil service posts. Canada has got back nearly 6,000 ot the 23,000 Canadian cars said to be in the United States. Many arc coming loaded with anthracite. Jliddlesex County Council ot Loudon, taxes the county buildings, including tbe courthouse and jail, which now are exempt. Distinctive ^badges will be provided for all across the Hue who aro rejected or exempted by the draft boards. The Beaumonl, Alberta, Roman Catholic church, which for 23 year.i has been a landmark ot that ^district, was totally destroyed by fire. Every village school in Now York State is to have a pig raising class with 50 porkers. This means an additional 50,000 hogs in the State. "Biyy Sunday is to be "conscripted" by the U. S. Shipping Board to conduct a whirlwind campaign to secure labor. Congress is likely to appropriate a sum, to reimburse French citizens tor any damage done by United States troops in France. ' Lieut.-Col. George A. Walker, R.E., formerly of Kingston, has been placed in charge ot all British railway construction in Palestine. Rev. C. F. Aked, formerly pastor of FifA Avenue Baptist church. New York, has been invited to the Central Congregational church in Atlanta, Ga. For sunervislng erection and organization of the U. S. gov ' The Socialist minority ot the N.Y. State Assembly has Introduced a bill whereby landlords would be compelled to furnish heat to tennnnts. Edmonton coal la now being ship ped to Saskatoon to rollfeve the situation caused by the strike at Drum-heller. '  ; The resignation ot Rev. J. G. Stuart, tor 25 years minister of Knox church South Loudon, was accepted. Ho will be superannuated at $1,500 a year. Chief or Police Rldeout, ot Monclon. N. B., has baen appointed inspector of Dominion police for the ^Maritime provinces. Unable to rally from' shock following an operation performed to remove a bullet, Harry Gibson, aged tea, died at Hotel Dleu, Windsor. At Trenton, an old landmark. Maple Terrace, formerly ^ the Klethodlst church, was destroyed by fire. Four families were burned out. BIG NEW HOTEL Commtinlcatlons under this heading miist boar tho slguattirea ot the writol-B. - SMALL ^MINES Editor of Lethbridge IleraUI.; , Dear Sir,--Tfours under, caption of "Must Mftko Oflo of Small Mines," on page 4 of February 1st Uhily,*! road with 'more than passing .interest, and have the tolloarlngto offer,which you may publtab or not a� you choose. ^ The sthall mines nro at the mercy not only:of .the railroad corporation, which owns mines, and the larger tninea of th(i,4lstriei, but asaet of laiva which afe not in conformity with tbe earnings and profit's of a small mine, and the cost'of the same is increasing evei-y year. Will cite youi one or two for tho benefit of the p&blic. We aro compelled to, have our mlhos surveyed once a year. Now there are �thro'o nilnos bore on tho river within one mile of ,each ,other. The surveyor charges thirty dollars apiece to survey them. The governnlont ot 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 tho output. One of tlie mines, idle Inst summer, and started up in October. Royalty for the month was B5c, notary attest 25o,'poBtngo 3c. Cost to mine owner 2Sc to send in 65c. Besides there is no protection. to a man taking a lease, covering the rights to enter and access to tbe top which he pays one dollar per acre rent for. I have bad some experience In this line and wiHsay that the�mlnlng laws of Alberta nro rotten. As to a fuel controller, why does ho allow coal to be shipped to^ points where coal is available at reasonable prices. 1 will cite you to the strike ot oho year ago In your city when your paper stated that your city had not enough coal to run three days. The same date your city shipped four cars to AVlnnifred, which is within ten miles of four mines. These mines can supply Winnlfred, Bow Island and Whitla. These mines are not running at full tonnage now and are all selling at $3.00 per ton on account ot coal being shipped in. Why is not oiir 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 ot his lino. As this seems enough at present, I sign. J. P. PEAIRS. Winnlfred, Alta., Feb. G, 1918 � . BANK CtlAfllNQi r, ;,   This week �M7.941   ThiiWebklBityaar .,,'.��UDS  Increase, 18 pM* et^a,tUj. commissiouer. try jrgo.iWT . MJANITPBA SURPLUS Winnipeg, Feb. 13,-Hon. Ed%ard Brown, Manitoba provincial treasurer, br(>ugbt,down the budget for.the prov^ |ince in the legislature today. It sliowa an est!mated ott�h surplus in 1!)18 of at, Toronto, succeeding tho late ex-Mayor John Shaw. Robt. Fleck, a justice of the peace for 60 years and police magistrate for Sarnla and Point Edwa,rd for six years, la dead at Samia. Ho was a candidate tor the Ontario legislature ,ln-1880., .L. B. Archibald, superintendent ot the dining car service ot 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' tho arbltra 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.- .V � If represpntatives .of the canning trade do not, on or before February 20th, show cause why seed peas Hliould not be exported, the Food Controller is prepared to grant export permits. ',. Senator Reid, of Missouri, laysu large percentage.of blame tor the cial shortage on the Fuel Administration, whose orders, he sayo, added largely to the already cpnsl(}erabl time being. .. , i Private fees City grant Expenses ' Administration expenses ... Professional care ot patients Department expenses ....... Gen, house and property expenses ............... Board and other current expenses .............. Refunds on patients' accts.. 1,030.00 100.00 1,125.17 52.1 $5,852.7 $ 4-17.55 , 800.08 1,279.51 644.5 3.10 96.90 $3,271.68 Diff. between revenue and expenses .............. 1,544.24 Summary Cash on hand . Less unpaid cheques .. $4,815.92 $2,768.37 187.30 expected to address the meeting. Wo hope to see a full house on that date, at 2 o'clock sharp In tho Iron Springs school house. Also on March 22nU, we are arranging a concert, box social and dance under the auspices of tho I U.P.A., in aid of the Red Cross. We are giving this wide publicity as we hopA to raako this a very great success: $2,581.30 Per Diem Cost Per Patient Public................. $2.2 Private................ $1.5 Average............... $1.88 .London, S.W.L and in tli* oaaa of prisoners belongint to the Imperial Forces, Allied Vorntu or OlTlUan prli- oners of war, by the.CeAtrat PrMoners ot War Commltue, H ThuMo* PlMe. I^ndon, S.W. 7. Th* list a( fcoeds which may be tor�afd4d ll ae tolWwe: Pipe, sponge, peadla, tooth powder, pomade, cap badg* and Mtdgia of Irftak, shaving brush, safety rater, bootkmas (mohair), candlea (8 bilhces), inediil ribbons, brass polish, mtttoiiR (one pair a quarter), muffler >(Ohe each year), braces and belts (provided they are made of webbing and Include qo rubber or leather), housewife, handkerchiefs (one a quarter), dombs, balr brushes, tooth brushes', cloth brushes, buttons, pipe lights, ,dubbln, hob nails, shaving soap (one stick a quarter), health salts, insecticide powder, obess, checkers, dominoes. Persons are wariisd that tho parcels are subject to censorship, and tho inclusion In the parcel of any article not mentioned in the above list may entail confiscation of thb'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 ralnimike the risk ol loss In the post. 'v AOKNOWLEOQEMCNT8 TO THE BRITISH.NAVY The British War Offica has sanctioned an arrangement whereby one parcel which does not cpntaln other than specified articles may be sent each three months by private indivl duals in Canada direct to prisoners of war^ othei' than /officers interned abroad. The parcel' must bo packed and despatched through the post oftico by the relative or friend of the prisoner ond' must bear a coupon. Tho next of kin has'flrst right to tl\o coupon and can designate to whom It may be given It tlify 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 tbe Canadian" Forces are supplied by the Prisoners ot War Department, Canadian Red Cross Society, 14 Cockspur street. Wo do not like to own It, We wish It were not so; It's useless to bemoan'It. . Or hide what all mayjknow: That we're not In the gravy. That still our fortune's^fuU We owe tho British navy, , By grace ot Johnny Bull. We count our golden dollars. We coiint our bags ot gfttln- They'd all wear Gorman coUers If William ruled the main. Poor Russia is a slavuy, Poor Belgium Is a.hell;, . Without the British; navy Their fate were ours as well.. That we are our own roasters ' And hold our banner high, That Infinite disasters Have passed our nation by,, Tliat still In progress wavy Our skiff ot state ^-e pull. We owe the British pavy: Hurrah for Johnny Bull! Amos R. Wells, in Lite. ADAMS At Ypres-where p^nadians;yu ^ ... wrote ' history, the" woiinde^^^^ and weary found comfort in the # . chewing gum that thoughtful friends had supplied. And� in most cases, it was-Adams Black Jack. A stick, a day^ keeps the soldiei's' homesickness away. When you buy . some for yoursett, buy some for , a soldier. MADE IN CANADA MAKE YOUR SUMMER DRESS NOW. BUT FIRST SEE THE WASH GOODS AT "THE BAY." Plijrfe Chewing Gum  I It /r FFT YOUR BUSINESS FRIENDS AT LUNCH in ou^ Tea Roqms where you will enjoy a splendi^^^^^ M iLIh service: On the Menu you wil find an assortment of/sandwiches pastries /pLall W Se principles. You will always be pleased if you bring your friends h.r, for lunch ^ - High Class Bakery V Phone 1627 & CO. ;