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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE LOCAL NEWS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THE HER'ALD'S PAGE OF LIVE LOCAL NEWS AVEDNKSDAY, FE13HUAKY' 18, 1920 Ll-rrHBRIDGE, ALBEIVTA, PAGE' SEVE1 Sequel lo Nelson Case in That Town Doctor Thought Nelson Needed it That the prescription business is Hot altogether EO rosy as It Is repre- sented to bo Is, no doubt, tlii- view now held oy Dr. lloberl AulJ, of Clares- liolm. In that ho had to pay the fino of and costs oj being fouud nailiy of t'oo charge that "lie- (llfl, on tile Dili day of February, at Clares- liolra, being ft duly Qualified regis- tered physician practising In tlio Inloileating ono Carl Kelson to obtain liquor tor use ES n The actoii taken in .regard to Dr. Auld was the sequel to tue conviction already reportcii of the laeu. Carl and H. Storey, for supplying liquor lo two brothers uf the name ol Simmers Svho were under the age ol 21 yenrs. Accused appeared before Magistrate X. C. Holmes, ot Ciaresbolui, on the Hlb, on information laid by Corporal Vise of tbe A. I'. P. aud plea.ded "Not suilty." In his evidence Carl Kelson stated that bo weal to the room ot (lie doctor in the Queen's hotel and asked him tor ayrescrlpllon. He testi- fied tbat ho was not eianiliied or iiuestloncd in regard lo his health. All ho said to the doctor was, you got any, pers. with the result that a prescription for whlikey was rliten out for which ho paid The witness, Storey, sala that ho did not know tho doctor hUaselt EO sent Nelson to eel the "ire'scriptloa for tho liquor, for which was handed J10 by tbe Simmons boys. In defense Dr. Auld stated that ho concluded that tbo witness Nelson needed the whiskey for his health, as be bad given him prescriptions for medicinal purposes several times In tho last two months. The court in finding the doctor Indicted a fine of or 30 days. The fine was paid. Is Five Inches Over-Five Year 39.C Inches At Christian Men's League New Officers For Year are Elected IRRIGATION DITCHES MUST GET PERMISSION TO CROSS RAILROADS Snowfall for tho winter ot 1918-20 in tho Lelhbridge district has beaten tho five-year record by five inches already. UP till February 15th, Iho snowfall measured by Harold Gray. who it In charge cf tbe uieteorologl cal service at the Experimental Farm, amounted to 39.5 Inches, us against the five-year averago ot 3J.l! inches, j Tho winter of 1914-15 was 8uo of heavy much of- it coming early in Olcobcr, the toial for the winter beliig JSL'J inches. However, this winter has five weeks to so yet and lliat figure may bo equalled or heateu. Following arc the figures for tho past five years: 1914-15 4S.2 42.7' 1916-17 25.1) 1917-1S 1918-19......'...........23.S 1919-20 (to Feb. 15) 39.0 If the same rale of precipitation continues lor the rest of lha winter the 49-inch mark will be beaten. iienibei-3 .of the Christian Men's listened to a very interesting last Sunday on the Jews from .S. T. Bntsford. The .siiKikcr said they, i-.s a race, hart yet possessed the 3troniis2d land although e.verything Deemed to' point to the limes ot the Csutlles bavins been fulfilled and the literal possession of Palestine uy the being near at hand. Mr. Bats ford gave some very inter- esting facts from authentic sources (nncernlng the gradual gaining pos- session of this land by (lie chosen since In this year the Sul- titii ot Turkey overthrew the Adrian Kiiict .which had forbidden any Jew from owning In Palestine. In 1S9C the ZIoitist Movement was staffed 'and been growing iu momentum ever since. Since Great Britain has promised that, all Crpvfn Lands ia Palestine shall be handed over lo the and has btarled rebuilding the Ci-.iiiUry, and iuis also bnilt a univeri itv. (n Xionisls arc raising liri'lliuns of dollars for this work; and in Britain Ihe government has guar- iinloed bonils-to ;m extent of 125 Mil- lion Pounds for Iho purposes of recon- struction, education, etc., and the set; tliiig. of persons there in -the year 1920. Previous to ISoG Uiere were pnly MO .Tews in the whole of Palestine, now there are more than in anci r.ronnil Jerusalem rUone. Newspapers liiive also been slnrteii, schools, col- leges. and even a steam- ship line raaunei! solely by Jews. The Kucalyplus tree is very prolific and being used for drying up Iho malar- ial swo.iups. Tlie speaker 'continuing s.iid that from Ihcse facls wo must nil Ihat prospects for Jewcry in- Tliat irrigation flitches and railway Irack's when Ihey come into contact iu the way of requiring crossings anc ditches aru likeiy iu nc'tiSuaes for de lay In, construction is sliowu by following orders recently issued bj Iho board of railway commissioners iu connection willi fb.e Taber Irrigation district extension: 29.17G to Dec. og C.P.H. to build Its irrigation canal, faber Irrigation District, across Its rack in Sees. 27. 14 rind 3jJ; Tp. 9; Sugar Famine IsMost Acute At present moment and the south country are faced with the prospects of a sugar famine. In ihe wholesale houses 6( the city there is not a pound of the article, and oven the slock of com syrup is very low. A car .is novf on tho way. but the poundi of .sugar which it contains will bft.'only In the nature or a flfiaulte In the call for the same and the distri- bution.which it will have to undergo In Calgary tho sugar condition Is equally bad, as the following dispatch shows: Acute In Calgary. suga 'in Alberta has virtually reachetl'thc famine stage with scarce- ly any sub.'itltntci! available' and 'no possibility of relief this week. Suga in small quantities is available in some of tho small centres, but most o in Southern Alherla arc without! It. Calgary Is almost sugarless. Dis iributors' are entirely out of whit sugar. The supply of brown sugar I also at, the vanishing point, and corn is not any too popular for the only substitute of quantity. OF 1919 TAXES STILL UNPAID Current {axes paid into the cily treasury in Iho mcath of January amounted to There is still outstanding Iho sum ot Iu 1919 taxes. Given 45 Days in Lethbridge Jail Without Option of a Fine in Clartsholm are evidently slven thort ihrlft, at dtnoltd in the xntcnce mcttd out to Mnyo, who on Sunday Itst knocked dawn a girl, Margar- et Walker, two yean eld, In the street, Jweiking her collar bone. The aceuttd wat given 45 daye In the without the option of a fine by MajUtrate Holmcl." In the police evidence ft WM that the scouted had a bad reputation locaHy a> a dangeroin driver. were on hand called by Corporal Vite, of the A.P.P., to tertlfy that the accuMd at the time the accident 'occurred driving at the of 26 miles an hour. The evidence was not needed In that the ac- cused pleaded guilty. There Is atill outstanding Iho