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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 15, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE; ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1916 NUMBElR 55 FINANCE MINISTER ANNOUNCES SOME NEW WAR TAXES CIS" Non-Party Division-Debate on Free Wheat Introduced by J. G. Turriff -Loss in the I- -i- 'i- ^ ^ .f. * ^ TAX PRODUCT OF MUNITION PLANTS FO^ WAR PURPOSES NEW TAXES Duty on apples. Tax on profits of munition factories. Tax on companies, corporations and partnerships. Tax on oils, save crude oils. Collection to commence next November. Budget Speech Ottawa, l(i,Oflo,000, left �21.'5,000,000 to he- lK)rrowcd. Sir Thomas slated that lliore would ho no taxation on farms, or on the personal cITects of those engaRed in agriculture. There will he duty cf ' 90 will not apply to lirms of a capital of less than $30,000, except those cn-pagcd in tlie malvino; of war munitions. The first payments on these taxes will he collected next November. Financial Conditions Sir Thomas noted with evident pleasure that his. prediction that the revenue for the current liscal year cents a barrel on aPPles and one-halt; would reachtlie total of $150,000,000 cent a Kallon on oils, not including i has been'realized to a degree beyond crude oil, there will be taxes on the j his most sauKuinc hopes. On March product of munitions factories and on! 31, as he anticipated, the grand total all companies carrying; on business inj revenue ot .'5170,000,000 had been Canada " I twcntv millions in excess of estimate. The t^axalion on the output of mu-IUp to Kcbruary 10, the revenue from nitions factories will be one-quarter Ottawa,/'oh. 1!.-Tlie divorce problem and froc wheat occupied the at-lenttoii of tho House of Commons today to Ihp practical excUiBlon of other topics.-'"A resolution moved by W. B. Korthrup,.mL*mbfer for West Hastings, calllns for. a cihango in the i^resent oiice ini-o that portion of his state- j of tlic net profits in excess of a cer-mcnt which deals with the linancial: tain fixed .amount, condition of the country at the prcs- The-faxation on liuii divorce jirocedure, was rejected on u )ion-piii'ty q advpcate free ,wheiit until ^qtnethihg Av6sp,d.qn^^^ l-fe said that tho'inTllora alone'sffind In the way of thcTfSTmbm',^eftjug" \vlial .iU-W:^;! yarit.  ��� .-''V::i . Sir Robert' Bordon, replying- (o a ciuestlbn" by J. J. Hiiiilius, said that the Canadian government stepped in August last buying- horses for military purposes. An arrangement was then entered into whereby the British government bought all the horses necessary for British and Canadian purposes. The French government was aFso buying horses In Canada t tlie number of apDlicanta, for JEodder and relief totalled i:iO,r.2S; Loss in the Library At the opening ot the hotiae, the Prime .Alinlster presented a report on the losses to the library. In" the fire in the parliament buildings. Thefe-port was prepared by the Joint librarians. Dr. A. D. lyecelles and Dr. Alar-tin .1. Griflln, and states thiit tlie loss is not so great as was suspected. ;t includes an extensive, collection ot rare editions of the. Bible, a very large collection of EnglWi' pamphlets, a valuable collection ot ciiurch literature and law, and a;great, number ot valuable donations, from the Imperial government. Tile' losses can Jieavly all be re |)laced from va4:ipu8...�p\irceB.- Very little dalnage- was--done by water ,^thoi]gll. ? > 'i' ? ? '> > > HiUNS DENY PLOT ? cm Chicago, Feb. 15.-Search was started today for the principals in what Is believed by the ijolice to have been a plot to destroy the buildings and kill members of the clergy and laity u a dozen cities in all sections of ho United States. The discovery of the alleged plot, according to tJie police, resulted from the examination of tlio personal elfects of .fobii All^ gorini, confident of .lean Crones, wbo is charged by the authorities w'lth putting poison in the 3o.u.i>'at a ban-qtiet given Archbishop Munderlein and causing the illness ot 100 Quests. 1. P. R. Berlin, Feb. f4.-The charge that a German agent was responsible for the lire that destroyed the Canadian pnrlia-nie'nt buildiiigs at Ottawa is utterly false, the North German Ga?.ette, the ofllcial organ of � the, German .goveramcnt, declares. The paper added that the destruction ot the buildings by .suchltneaua would have been a "detestable arid nonsensical : crime." .:. . : ? ? ? ? ? ? 8DlEilDDEN liere. At the annual meetine: of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce yesterday the discussion of these questions pave rise to rather stormy scenes. Tlic board of directors of tlie chamber had prepared a memorandum, tiie adoption ot which was moved by the president, which urged the undesirability of considering tlie reversion to protective duties. This essentially free trade motion was Chester favored free trade' with Germany. Moreover, it was asserted that there were too many foreign merchants in Manchester, and that no good would he done until they were got rid of. Eventually an amendment, referring the memorandum back, was carried by an overwhelming majority. TJio president, liowevcr, announced tliat a Vote would be taken on the memorandum, and that the result ot it would he announced next w^eek. New York, Feb. 15.-Eight persons died here today as a result of the cold wave which sent tlie mercury down to i! degrees above zero. The .apid drop in temperature which followed a two-day snowstorpi, caused much/suffering and greatly impeded traffic of: all kinds. .The weather bureau jiredlcted that the temperature would relax its freezing hold on the city by morning. Montreal, Feb. 14.-At a meeting oE, the directors ot the Canadian Pacific Railway company held today tbe: following dividends were declared; , On the preferred stock, two per cent, for the bait year ended 31st December last, 1915. On the common stock, two and a CaluHfy, l-"cb, la.-rThere was not the .'ilii.;Ut>.'St suspicion of a disturbance !n ilie sti'Geta of Calgary, last,; and tl-.c. piauets and patrols on ituly had a very iinfcxoiling lime. Pre-;)t tliclr weather eyes open Tor the i)r8( hint of trouble. Pruiiijdr airtbu, iti-,a letter to Mayor .CoBlellq, w,hi(^i was road to tlie council yesterday, took;,considcrabli> pains to explain lUsreaapUB for not ordering the dosing of tlio barH in Calgary, as Mu! aldermen' had-' i'eriuested. The government holds that it lu not au-_ thorized .tp'Intorforo with the adraln-" Inistrutiqh ol! the liquor act, except in � indivWuftl � cases where the, law lu\s been wiojfitod White Lunch Ca e llhursday night. He ^.^^^ j^^. ^^^^ quarter-.ended pleaded not guilt\ and was> tcmanded December last, 1915, being at the till tomorrow. Private B. .). ,\icuoii- j.^^ seven per cent, per annum aid, of the Sflih hnttalion,'was sum-,,-j.j,^ revenue and three per'cent; per annum l!rom special i/icome account, both dlvic:^e^ds payable 1st April next (1!)I6) to � shareholders o� a p.m. on 1st Jlarch next, 1916. The statement-of earulnss and expenses of tho railway lines Hor the six inonthe shows n net result of hbout two million dollars in excess of any previous lialf yearly period iu the history Of the company. PteWilliamEarle Wounded at Front Eight hundred and sixty-three names of citizens on active service are already recorded on the city honor roll which Is being compiled by Acting City Clerk Oliver that a complete list oC the names may be available for use when soldiers begin to return from the front and look tor employment agaiu. The list is a, \png way from being completed.-Tlie 2000 Bat.terj-, Uie BatteO'. 113th iBattalion, Baptlsf;, St; �Mary's arid' Westminster churches have yet to submit lists of their mem-bera so tl^at when the -i;oll Is flnalli completed' up to date It Is e.\ipected that it will cbutain at least 1200 names. Ally other, organizations iiaving members on service would do a favor by sending the names, together with the regimental number, rank and de tachnient to Mi". Oliver. "Tills information is very Important as" the data is also required for records ot the Military Hospital Commission, of which the Lethbrldge Khaki League Is the offlcial representative la.this district. Want Eviderice of Providence ; Editors on the Ottawa Disaster Ottawa Fob. 15.-Evidence of m( .ir-i^ives. This announcement was . mado bcrs of the .staff of the Providence! this morning by Mr. Pringle, wlieii nninod ou similar charge, hut has riot jcv been arraigned. Action is pending against other members of tlie mob Avhicli noted li^rc- on Thursday and Friday niglit. . BEilffi 21 ARE DEAD INfIRE ^ IN niittc, ^roiit.', Fol).'15.-Twontv-one men prolmbly liave ponshed according to /Uie riiscire workers, at tli" l^cnna, . , mine of the Anaconda Ooppvr and li"". "'hilo the Hebekahs will wind iMining- Company,' in 'a lire which i up tiio busin'ess of their session-;.this AVord reached tlic city this morning, coming to i\lr.- Tennant, a North Lcthbridge citizen,, that Pte. \Vm. Marl; who joined tho Fighting Tenth from:.this place: had been accidentally -svbunded. The notification did not state the exact nature of the wounds. Pto. Ka:rl's -jrbther is now in V.\i\uJe in the l-louse of Commo"n6 today by Premier As-qulth, ' CAMPAIGN FOR RECROITSA GRAND ENCAMPMENT OF I.O.O.F. OPENS ANNUAL SESSION HERE; ELECT OFFICERS OF REBEKAHS I'his'morning saw the ilrst.^ossion ot tho Grand Kncam-pment ot Alberta which is meeting In the I. 0. 0, EV Onlya lew days, iijoro and tho I'Cll-tioB- will lie la' bnrrucks at Henderson Park, .and with� the, change will come .u.'now street car schedule. If tlio'KIHieB go to-'t|ielr new/(luarlera on Friday ol! thlfrv-^veek as expected, Commlssionei' I'^reoinnn slates that he will put'tho-new ^80hedulo into effect on Mondoy, .'.Ho lias finally decided that the sqliodule'veoontly published 'in tlHi'Horuld'wjilKbp used,. This will bo woll. udvovtisod, nnd as'lt is on n .(It'toeu 'minutOi'bUHis, It will bo very imddrsttindnblo.'c',;�>. , ; * Th^ ati'Qot ears.'lmvo made a record � dliring tliO' past .Itlvi) weoka, .raaUIng a profit'of-:raOreth(iii'$.1100 over operas , ing^Qspousoa, V l);j-thi& good ivooord - , qouWih'p Kent UP for tho year there , - would'he ft BUvpUiB for tiie year of ;Sisf:^:>j:/PVii)r'^tP.ODO to pjiply-against the:t)ve)--l|�!tid'9U�r^QP qt l,lfo system,niius re- broke out In one ot:tihe loMpls while 220 miners were at wprk last night. Nine bodies have bf;on raised trqm the mine up to iiooa a'lrt-t^Yel'^T unaccounted for. ' - ' ;' Italy to Declgm War on Germany . London, Feb. 16,-T-Bum.or i; cur-r'ent In political circles here,*say8 a Morninq Post , dispatch ^rom Rome, that the Italian government vyill declare war ijpon Germany, Marcli I5t. ' Bombard Italian Toivn from Air LqDdou. Fob, 15.-Weuljir'a corre-spoudont at Vioeuija, ,T.ta\yj pays that hostile aeroplanes  boivilja.riled \hei Italian town ot SolilPi' 10 pilles.ifcom evening, though tho majority of: tho, delegates will remain over until the end of the Crand Lodge sosalona on Thursday. �;, ' Beloro the opening tiie sessions this morning the varlmfs adduesaos ot! welcome were In order, The' delegates were gathered in the; K.,of'P. hail for the occasion; and Mt. J'. F. Brndshaw presided over the meeting.' W. S. Ball, city solicitor, who wel coined the delegates on behalf of the city. In the absence of Alayor J-lar-die, took occasion to complimolit. the Oddfellows and'alllfld lodges on the work they are accomplishing ,>in-the proBOQutlon of the great war to a victorious finish, The lienor roll/ot the Oddl'oilowa Is a long one, and ono of which the order may well be P^oud, Ho said ho was glad the Oddfellows had clipaeu the convention ulty ot the so.utli as the plaoo in whivU ,to hold their 1910 aosslons.^Sucli: Jvate." iial societies as the Oddtellowa;'avo needed now more than ever; .r ,Mon' are going' to the front every..'t^ay,: leaving tlielr raotbers and wives ,;>rt!l' children to jbo oared, for,'aml'fi^Rhr-: nal ^ouletiefl .have a duty .in*sr to it that the depeudents ot!.o�tiil do not siifCei". He hthlB province had glyen tUelr lives for the Empire. The responsibility of those loft at lipme wdsriieavy butvAVOuld be, met In tho true spirit of-.tlio qrde? which now numbers al-juoal; ivfo and a quarter million; mem-bersi^i g'peudiug annually ' over � ?R,noo,- RUSS. FRONT Petrograd, Feb. IS, via ' �London,, -� Feb. 15.-An ollVcial statement'issued � today reports the failure of all Ger-man attacks along "the Riga where the -Russians- are declared; to be, retaining , all their positions. The Statement;al-so. asserts, that-'there have been seri-'bus outbreaks among the German ;� troops near.,Vilna, in one of �which a ' lieutenant'was killed and numerous-' ? soldiers .'and officers afterward court-i martialed. Preparations are now complete for the big musical entertainment' which: will be given In Knoxichurchon'JPrl': MARKETS IV)�y..i\wl'reat,...'........,> ..,126^8 JHlyiWheat ...........iStM�i^>^.;wiiWi�S .them good Qitjiseu^ Qi:;t})e3?P>i'J''o- ......f^^^^^'^y*'"' Two young Kaymond, business men havo'niatlc the sacrifice and.come- to' Lotlibridgc to join the Kilties.. They are Held Canl, and Sydney Reeve, and they will he members :ol!' the business men's jilatoon ot the Highlanders They donncditho khaki today, and were given two 'weeks"^leave; in-order to return to Ravmond to conduct a big recruiting campaign for- the Kilties.. , ; " -", Meetings Arranged For Tlio recruiting comriiittee has' to-, ...... ^ . ceivcd a' verv, enthusiastic letter from f^^y evening .under the auspices o� Mayor Collins of Carmankay, who Alberta musical festival.  has arranfied tor a^rcciruitinK nieet-U This concert wUl be one of the best ; inj; to bo held there'ort-Wednesday,! of Its l^lml ever: attempted in Leth-ir ^ Feb. 23rd. � bridge. The-choirs of tho city will', Meetings will ho lield,at'Burdott oii'*"^ massed and'the cliorus will con-."J Wednesday,  when Captr:Lce'ch, W. S.J least -100 voices.' An- exoep^', Vr| Hall and others will speak, and -at tlonally splendid musical programma .' Bow Island � ott-' MottdaV'-:'inext;-.. �wlUrti-,J>�"i^''''?oi�' -preOTred �:by-. tl>e;";,v�rtoii�.^ Judge Jackson, D. H. 'Elton and otli- choir leaders who have tlie matter Ip-^-ii crs will address the-meeting.. . hand, and'Uie citizens can be/guk^-; - . . lanteed- a good: ontsrtaiumeut. The^'',';s| proceeds of the . concert^willH'befij^is;^^ aid of the funds of .the'proiv;" musical festival;;whicli Is; to' �'ije'ih'el|S here.this year on .May 2,'5;'24Lan4;M� The first liuiriber on .thp" p'r6gramme|ij will bo the .pai�'16tlc;;''ehorHs', .:|^6^;^;ig^^^ nada,",: th6VmaasedV':'tchoif�ili3>t-under tho direction, of *;cliude:'Hugli[e|M Other niimbers: on' seleotloris' by: ;i-i' visions and . clothing, ;AYere;,deBtroy6di �Mrs, Porrett worked'tjlliexhau8te4i't6; �fight the lire. wltUowi;;,'�tiQ0'eB6li 'wljUe' Mr. Perrett, who Is*an4nvalia7-BBt;'}u a chair In tlie eold :fgr>p"rjiQiirAib'eWi'e; lie .was  taken to, shelWr; awt ^subsirto^' tlon list was stavted,,^ ftinongetZWe neighbors ^and: a largeVs^it^tj^vA'pfWxi rapidly qpUected''fori:ttt# unfov^nate fajully, '..w^v- iopdon,. Pel), a4?-i,T}i^' seV o� 8Pl'tpDi8.',|rp^pr igatamg tho sial.lus aj nut 5 48 ;