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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FUU11 inc. LETHBRIDGE PAIL- --7- 1 letbbri&tjc, ftlbcvta I) A I L V - A N D WEEKLY *' Subscription Rates: cally, delivered, per wec5t '. Ijaily, delivered, per year .. Daily, by mail, per year ---- \VoekIy, by iHail, per year on the part of tli'o Citizen. * Tho Citizen has challenged Hon. Robert. Kosers to repeat publicly outside the protection of "the House of Commons the statement' ho made in the house roKn.rdinK tho reason for what he termed tho animus of the Citizen. Tho Ottawa paper is only urging a house Winnipeg, have died on active service. 10c!bo for Canada's good, and whichlOver 300 have onlistecL Weekly, by mail, per year to TJ.S..SS.03 i-'tt-- TELEPHONES Business Office ........... Editorial Office ........... 1253 1224 W. A.Buchanan Unnagirig Director John Torrance Business Manager Dates of expirv ot silliscriptions appear dr'ly on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiratior. date is cur authority to continue the subscription. would tend to reinstate public ,con-fldenc^ in the administration which isidireciing Canada's business in theso times of war, The Citizen puts it up to Premier Borden when it says, under the heading. "Is Mr. Rogers Above the Law?" How can the lesser people of law-breaking tendencies be expected to hrife re.cnrd for the law when the prime minister allows Mr. Rogers to degrade it, and to vilify a' provineial supreme court judge for finding against him in n commission of in-fluiry? Surely Dominion ministers of the crown should set an example to > Your Kino and Country need you ? right now1 Charles S. Boehmer, one of the pio-neor box makers of Ontario, died at Kitchener. Clias. V, Pluninier, a leading business man and public official in Sault Ste. Marie, is dead. Kight valuable steeplechase horses, owned by Silas Vioch, were burned in a fire which destroyed the stable in which they were quartered at Belmont Park, New York. Fifty thousand babies and 20,000 mothers die annually in the United ud supreme court? Surely the i. . . ,� ... courts of law in Canauamust suffer prisoners since, tneir capture by the ,, reputation, if too action is taken to German raider in the south Atlantic, j remove.\e,; prevailing impression this report coming just as President - that flit. "Rogers Js 'free to vilify the jyilson was about. to forward a per-i iu3S^hT' ' . �'. .' The German troops yesterday con-! #*Pfl8jV Pa" llas P1*^?? record * . . _ rf- A ,, a Yeport casting grave dottbt on the ducted an offensive movement in thi ! veracity of�-Mr Rogers. ��'�-������. "Champagne sector on the western front, which they claim was entirely Successful with the capture of over ja mile of ground, and some prisoners. The Russian war office announces that the German attaeks in Garcia were failures. , llNIFORM TAX SALE , LAW IS NEEDED '. The suggestion, whichN seems to ^eet.with.^ome.approval;4n thelegis-. iaturey and ^vith which. Jtaxor Hardie Announces himself as in accord, that i "4*"" V""7 -T'* �.*~ ~~~~ ! i, . ,, . ' , , stand unrefutedt'liepapse he is to a ce1 (there should he ,a uniform tax ifote tola extent, himWl? living politically law for towns and cities in Alberta, is Ion the tran^acttpns of Mr., Rogers? .worthy of more than passing conaid- J Qf Why does he^'th\is permit the law �feration, and if it is enacted into law 11� to flouted, and .the inner council . iof government to> be degraded, by an ....... t Furthermore uptil"? Justice Gait's finding is proven incorrect, the peoDle of Canada have reaaijhr to doubt' the integrity-of Mr. RogewLJW a minister of public works. How 'can the minister be 'trusted to open'.'Jlend$ra: on government con-t^et^, ;shpuld he be permittedto im-pose�4iis presence-upon the governor generic in council, while the "commis-siorf's findings by Justice Gait are recorded against him in Manitoba. Does the Hjrime minister take the position GiatTffr. Rogers must be allowed to treaUthe law, with contempt, while other r people ta' Glinada must pbey the law?J Doesifiir Robsr.tsBor-deu;:aUow this-> judge's findings to along the lines suggested, it will meet with general approval. For no matter intimate political associate? Is it any answer to Justice Gait's low greatly some cities day be behind findings, for Mr Rogers, in the House t , ,,,. tit Commons, to make untruthful, �Jjp their tax collections so that a law Ltatements regarding this paper and (of the kind would work a temporary S(apderous references to the good It is reported in; Hamilton that Col. Mewburn. chief of staff pfltho Toron\ to military division, will." Ije aiipoinJed to take charge of the mobilization of the Canadian militia, under, the new plans which are now being -\vorked out at Ottawa. - Tfie Canadian aviation school is to be located at Camp Borden and Col. Robert' Low is at present engaged in the construction of the necessary buildings as Well as clearing the ground and making-all arrangements. The mayor of Rome has called on all citizens more than 45' years old to give gratuitious municipal service for two hours daily. Every volunteer is. asked to sign a service contract for a period of three months, Seven members of the crews of German vessels tied up in the canal zone arrived at "N. Y. under guard on the Panama line steamship Advance. They were sent to Ellis Island where their �cases will be decided by the board of inquiry of Uie department of immigration. Lena  Maloney, who was convicted by Mr. Justice Gait "and a jury at Winnipeg"1'for having murdered her mistress and who was sentenced to be hanged at Minnedosa. has had the sentence of death commuted by the justice department and the gpvernor-in-council to life imprisonment. Mrs; - Lacey Amy, wife t of .Lacey Amy, � the Canadian 'author andVt journalist of, .Toronto, has been: selected by the British war office; as the welfare superintendent of 3000 women employed in a north London munition factory. Mr. and. Mrs. Amy have -been in England for some time* and a number of Mr. Amy's war articles have appeared in The Globe. fiardshio on its ratepayers, there can Tije no doubt that the piling up of tax 'arrears year after year is a bad thing for the financial condition of any mu-ni(4pality. The arrears of taxes must Tie carried aloug'in the city's books as .(assets' until a tax sale proves what proportion of them are a dead, loss name of an honorable Canadian newspaper family? Does bearing false witness against the Citizen and the Southam' fnroily satisfy Sir Robert Borden's code of ethics, when Mr. Rogers is asked to refute the findings of a supreme court/ judge? British traditions ' regarding the inviolability of the courts of law should be morte brecious to loyal Canadian people and thus, the cities keep continually j tj^lr. u,e -political life and scheming 'J. R.X.. Starr, -K,C.,-" wi ly elected PrcsicWnt of ConserVative-'Assd'ciation of Toronto., Mrs C. H; Mortimer .publisher of trade papers, died at his home la Toronto; ' :l- " -� " , George Buck, the Calgary, oil.-, "pro: xuoter, who -is serving a term in Edmonton penitentiary, is appealing his case "-to. th^ ftupreme, . Hughs'on.^\on%*qfSarnia'B oldest residents,' long  oonnected with a lumber firm' there, ld|ed at the age of ninety-three.' . v ' .". -;. ' 'fi - , '., T. H. Gurrie,wa kitscotr, A^�,,fnria-er,. was, ndniinated to 'represent the, Aloxandrfivfialng-at.,tho local legislature in-'the-Liberal' interests...... . .-�.;;' Approximately $15,000 damage was caused by a fire which completely, gutted the two upper floors of Bingham's new palm garden and tea room: at Toronto. In the membership of tho Church of Ascension, Toronto, thore Is not a man eligible tor military service who is not in khaki or overseas, and the' ladies of the congregation are untir> iug in their efforts to help in the war, There are now some 3,000 Christian Endeavor unions - national, state, county and city union?-in _all parts of the world, numbering something like 80,000 societies and 4,000,/ 000 of members; while 15,000,000 of Christian people in all parts of thfl world have owed some part of their youthful training in the religious" lifp to the Christian Endeavor movement A call to "all Christian people" for the observance of Sunday, February 18, as'.a national day of prayer tot; the President and Congress" and all peoples engaged in war, was sent out last week by the Executive and Administrative Committee of the Federal Council of tho Churches .of Christ in America. ', A reward of $200 has beep offered by the family of F. J. Might of Jp^ter-boro' for information of the present whereabouts of Mr. MJght, who hap been missing from his honje for week. He is manager of a departmental store in this city. No more eloquent tribute has. been paid, to the memory of the lste-"Hon, Ralph Smith, minister of finance of B .C, than the expressions onregret that have been given utterance to by his former political opponents. Walter Leek,, president of the Conservative association, stated that the late minister, was one who always played\the game fairly and squarely.. -Men of his stamp ,and real iWgrth, he added, were hard to find. Sir ChaTles Hl% bert Tupper said that while he sat in the federal house with him, Mr, SmitS was one of the most delightful of men' and a brilliant colleague. �building their hopes on what is to a fcertain extent a false credit. Saskatchewan, has a uniform tax teale law which compels a tax sale every year. Knowing this ratepayers iiee to it that the. taxes on their pro-iperty are-paid at any cost, or if the property is not worth holding, the city soon finds it out, and thev assessment, is revised accordingly, thus ^ �setting a proper basis for the credit on which the city's financial situation rests. The Herald would recommend that the legislature take this matter in har.d and learn from the municipalities: most affected their attitude, to-Tward the suggested uniform tax sale 'Haw. A start in the right direction ..cannot be made too soon. of any cabinet minister. British tra- j ditions are not being enhanced in this j Dominion'.so long as Mr. Rogers is! allowed to remain in office despite the findings of Justice Gait. No one asks the question any more, "How is Jhe war going to end"? But when it is going to end is the subject of many' guesses and the following from an old Country exchange is one: "A Peterborough resident finds in the following Bible quotations reason for believing ' that the war will end on February 13, 1918: Daniel, chapter 12, verse 11-'And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away and the abomination that maketh desolate set up there shall be a thousand ' two hundred and ninety days.' Reve]ation, chapter 13, verse 5-'And There was given unto him a mouth speaking' great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.' Reports presented at the fourth annual meeting of the Renfrew Hotel Company, Limited, Renfrew, Ont. were'the most favorable in the his tory of the company. The company w:as formed after the adoption of local option to solve the temperance hotel problem, and the institution has been a success from the. start. Pro fits for the year just ended amount to $4,246, which will admit of the payment of a five per cent: dividend. The manager reported that forty additional rooms were desirable, and at least half that number necessary, and it was resolved to have plans- and specifications prepared for an extension ot the building. ;Miiimnmmumiinuiiiur7 is refreshing. Cocoa contains more nourishment than beef" UiiiiiliiiiiiHii"ii"i"l"h: MDITlWI IUIIWM- MONTRE^L.fANAOA,; , DORCHESTER.MASS. ^tflltiiimtMiiiIllllllMltn L DEALS WITH DEBT ( Continued from Fkont Paok) Father Hungonard died at the, Indian school, Lebret, Sask., where he had lived since 1S72. Born In Mar? seilles, France, in 1848, he came, to Saskatchewan as a priest in 1872,'and established the ' school at ^ebret in 1882. What the white residents of Qu'Appclle Valley owe to Father Hungonard during'- the troublouf times of 1885 few appreciate. Single-handed, he kept the Indians of File Hills and Crooked Lakes from a massacre. Star Blanket, qne of the bif chiefs from File Hills, had come down and entrenlched his braVep iln thi ravines to the north of Lebret. Father Hungonard met the' old � ch(j?f and practically forced him' into submission. Although frequently offered promotion in his church, Father Hun gonard always begged to be left with, his little flock. HOVJ MUCH LONGER WILL CANADA TOLERATE ROGERS? Hon. Robert Rogers is a dead one in Canadian-public life. Just as his oldjKrom August 4, 1914, to February 13 �associates, Roblin. Coldwell et al, j i918| ls i290 (iays and 42 months." iliave been banished by the votes of I ' _ /the people, just as surely will Rogers f "" " ~ Ko down and out when the people of Canada fjet an opportunits- to pass unon his actions. His only hope of re-election is in some obscure, secure Conservative seat in the east where his Manitoba machinations have not penetrated. Certainly the decent element of Canadian public life will pass him by, and the intelligent elec-1 tors will refuse him support. His late attempt to create a false impression in the public mind regarding the demand of the Ottawa Citizen that �Premier Borden remove him from his cabinet, was the last straw. Hon. Bob Rogers is distrusted from qr.e end of Canada to the other. The /^Ottawa "Citizen- is one of the. most influential papeirs in the Dominion. It diaipajstently- demanding, his removal ixcm'*k high position in the affairs ofi ' the ^country, and, it is'securing snp-xport in its campaign' at every turn. *This action is not the result of animus ?wWOff -and bilious attacks, constipation, headache, indigestion, disorders of the kidneys and liver.'- Take a glass of sparkling ABBEY'S .SALTS night and morning. C This invigorating, palatable laxative will clear and strengthen the intestines, ward off illness, dispense with that tired feeling of depression and keep you in the best of spirits. "'�'.'"" C ABBEY'S SALT ranks first place among the few indispensable specifics. C Try a bottle to-day. Cast aside the old stomach troubles and don't forget to ask For "riervousnass and lack of blood, try-ABBEY'S VH5t*T^ At All Druggists 50'Cen't� a oi and indirect liability the provipclal treasurer pointed out that it was made up as follows: Bonded indebtedness of the province 129,000,200; executed railway guarantees $45,520,-460.. Jt should' be borne in mind, however, ^e said that the direct liability ot $29,000,200 was invested in the telephone system, which was paying, its way, paying its own interest and {sinking fund and maintaining its plant in a proper state of repair. Oth er pprttons of the debt were invested in interest-paying investments like the Alberta' Farmers' Elevator Loan and the Central Canada Railway loan, which accounted for $3,000,000, more. If these and other revenue producing investments were delivered a very small sum indeed was left on Which interest had to :be met, $16,000,000 approximately which as -non-revenue producing and for which the province had to provide interest amounting to $8,00,000 annually. There was considerable difference between that and the statement of the leader of the opposition that one-half of the departmental revenue of the province was being consumed, in publicfdebt-charges, and that for that reason the. province was rapidly approaching a very serious financial position. The leader of the opposition, said Mr. Mitchell, had also criticised the basis of one-half of one per cent., set aside tor sinking fund purposes. This, although apparently a small provision, had already amounted to $368,190.72 in three years^.. The advantage of any sinking funds with' respect to'govern-ment loans was debatable as there was never any difficulty in renewing the loan's when they matured. To provide, however,' against the necessity of selling the renewal bonds at a discount a small sinking fund must be set aside. So far as investing the sinking fund in their own debentures was concerned what better investment could be found than investing ip one's own debts. It was true that I this practice was not popular with investment brokers, since it tended to make their margin of profit smaller- by keeping the price of provincial debentures on a more even basis, but, from the standpoint of the province, he practice was sound, the security wbb absolute and there was no possibility of loss. The leader of the opposition, -Mr. Mitchell remarked, had twitted the government with not being sufficiently thoughtful and loyal with respect tQ the Dominion war loans; that they were not in that way helping to carry on the war. That would be a very laudable object if there were any necessity for that line of action.' But the people of Canada, not only the private investdr, but the financial corporations, had been generous indeed in their subscriptions to the war loans and there was absolutely no indication up to the present that it was necessary for the provinces to come to the aid of the Dominion. Indeed, at (he outbreak of the war the finance minister had thought it worth while to make arrangements whereby the provinces could come to the Dominion for assistance and it was not contemplated that the provinces with their limited revenue and expanding payments should go, to the assistance of the Dominion in .respect to bond flotation .whether for ordinary revenue purposes or'for war purposes. Proceeding to reply to the; leader of the opposition's statement that the Sifton ' government had increased the bbridpd indebtedness from, $2*000,000 in fa 910,to i about $29,000,000, Mr. -Mitchell; said that while $2,000,000 was the'ibonded indebtedness prior to 1910 tjiere wssVlso a floating!debt of over $2,500,000 lh': bank .-draft and treasury bins. ��;;. � "fhls -floating ; indebtedness was retired since-1910-by'bond issues, thus Increasing "the total of issues floated sjnee that date. He had also stated itbat the bonded indebtedness prior to the 1SV3 election had totalled $7,000,-200, but he did not state that the public debt also included treasury bills amounting lto $7,293,333, making ar| total debt, as shown in the 1912 pub 1 lie' accounts and certified by the pro vlncial auditor, ot $14,160,199. Usual ly, commented the provincial treasurer, Mr. Michener's figures,were only but 33^ per cent., but in'this case they were^ out 100 per cent. Against the minister the leader of the opposition had charged that the Interest .charges alone amounted "to $1,500,000 Kb'r hear!y"'half ;6jf the' total departmen-;tal revenue, which last year amounted to $3,205,510. As a matter .of fact, said Mr. Mitchell, the interest charges after deducting -the refund of interest from the Central Canada Rail-'way' company;''aild'the Alebrta Farm- er's Ce~oper�ti>t*viJQlevator company amounted to $1,000,000 while the total department revenue on income account, was $3,523,393.08. The non-revenue.producing portion of the debt amounted to $16,000,000 approximately on which 'the interest charges would be $800,000 per annum, against the $1,500,000 given by the leader of the opposition which showed that he was vary far astray, when they came to actual"calculation .which ot course was not his object. Discussing- wRat Mr.' Michener declared as - vexatious forms of taxation Mr. Mitchell said the leader of the opposition woukt have some difficulty in convincing the farming population of the country that the tax on uncultivated land, on land held largely 'by speculators and non-producers, was vexatious. T ANCHORPONALDSOH The JJulldoar ArrComlrn,! Men Wantedlor the Navy Thelloyal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve* wants men lor imine* diate service Overseas, in f the Imperial Navy Caadidalst aiuit be from |8lo38yWtriof*(e*ad�oQi oi as tar a I bora British tubjsctt. P A V SL10 per diyaad upward*. Free Kit. * * *� * Separation allowance, 520.00 aoatbly. t.d Jor the CANADIAN iNAVAL PATRf|Lfc ^ ^ son, honorary, secretary,, ivvw. jmvvt;^jy^, Bdnipp/ ton;' or "NaVar'necrultlns- Offf^B, 1&- W^fioaroer.' Mtyfi orary secretdry.. laothbrldge.',;\ �'r v-- Department of Naval Service, OTTAWA", THE. STANDARD BANK ,of-^CANADA-.^>&--;../tk,-i. , hcao orncB . - toromto. SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXJ1S j are now installed at thia/^i^RBljvfgrfihe custody of valuable papers, etc,, a$or4i|iK safety . -and privacy. Further informatioti supplied "' by the manager. . - " >\-'>.' 22J"" LETHBRIDGE BR AN ? H , J. C. D. SPAFFOKD. A�rg Mawf. � coaIhurst branch DEPOBTATION OF BELGIAN MEN LEAVES WOMEN AMD CHILDREN MORE HELPLESS THAN EVER - . '-.--. -� ��: �' '�':,����.--'i'-1 c.2'. 'v' Neutral protests do not prevent the Qerpaj(|i from^continuing the deportation afitf ,erj�|^vijr-' : � ment of the able-bodied men who were left"W urjhappy Belgium-at^d we are powerieN tQ stop it until we have won. the war- . . . * v Meanwhile the Neutral CommtBSion r>f Relief in Belgium, administered without pay by -great-hearted Ameriqantrris saving the womeri and children from starvation. Here we CAN help promptly and effectively, by giving gent* rously to the Belgian Relief Fund. - ",'- ' . ' More contributions than/ever are^n^ej^;. bacause the higher prices of foodstuffs^ parU*^ cularly wheat, have seriously increased the.efpt of feeding these millions of dependent Belgians. How much can you spare the victims of oftfSI$f ' th,e blackest, most cold-blooded crimes ? /; � f Send whatever you can give weekly, monthly or in ont lump sum to Local or Provincial Committees, or,. SEND CHEQUES PAYABLE TO TREASURER SS St. Peter Street, Montreal* :<. J|* *� i Tlte Greatest Relief Work in History, Contributions may be sent to W.;-A. BUCHANAN, M.P., Chairman ;�elfllan Belief Cofnrnlttts, Lethbrldae,, Albarfa.' , / \ ;