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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY V1ERALD WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 20, UM8 an annua! saving ] depreciation in two: ! of $5,000,000. l^h1>ft\^ "f^/>rnI/N r,o0(l roilds increase- materially the Avll J J I W Jw UCltUC' lvalue ot adjoining lands--, ami. taking  l^kkMiN.. on,.,.*. ! into consideration i>n!.v those lands letDDlldje, BlbClta !,vtMMi�. that ---- ' those lands are increased In value ?.� Proprietors and Publisher., THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY. LIMITET 823 6th Street South. Lethbridflp W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager teres! on this. ----------- ia sr..tHm lino T2LI-PHONES Business Office .............. 1253 Editorial Office .............. 1224 per acre, then for each : way there is an increase ues of at least ST>.>'�'i'.i"*�"'. mile? of highways there increase in the value o" ing 10 $tWMw".,'*i,rt. The amount at in the nile of high-la land v \1-: or tor .'o.oeii would he an .;: ..OiVi.ooO Great Britnin will cease to recruit Russian Jews within her domains. Toronto City Council nil! request the federal government to take over the I'atriolir Fund. J. C. Elliott, M.l'.P. for North Mid-| diesex. urged reforms in the Ontario government's system of accounting. llr. W 11. Carloton, a Toronto physician, a native of Fr.mkford, Out., Is dead. Subscription Rate.T. Daily, de'ivered, per week . Daily, delivered, per year . Daily, by ma!), par year .. Weeklv. bv mail, per year . Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 I .10 .$5.00 .$4.00 .$1.50 Total annual saving But-i:' these were such roads in Alberta production increase va ____$ J r,,,'.oo.oo i.i ;.i,oiiii miles of would not the itiv. and would Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Accept-ince of papers ;.fu- expiration e.ate is our authority to continue the subset iption. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Yielding to German pressure and fear of further invasion, the Bolsheviki leaders of Russia have expressed their not travellers be attracted from all the; neighboring provinces and states'.' The: . better and more convenient for use j the roads are made, the more they; will he used. As more people use the! roads, more business is done and land values will be still more increase. 1. Would not the bene;'!: in dollars and, ' cents be much greater really than 1 have figured'.' But. taking these figures: if you: were shown where you could invest $U'0 which would give you an anntia! return of S2r>. how many of you would refuse it. or if he had not the ready he on the St. Lawrence opposite Wolfe Island is thick beyond all precedent. Wolfe li-lar.d farmers are rushing II hay and oat: ed States. over the ice to the Unit- Over Sen men are fo be called front ; the Loudon district, and. they will be ordered to report on Monday, Feb. 25. St. George'.* Auglii an church. Sa.s-katoon. will have as its rector liev. G. A. Andrews, late of Nova Scotia. Willingness to complete their betrayal : money, who would not go out and beg or borrow it? Would no; money thus of the Russians and hand over their country to the Germans on their own terms. In other words, they are ready to sign a peace pact on the Hun terms. Whether the Germans will accept this Cffer remains to be seen. They appear to be anxious now to carry on their invasion, but are meeting with strenuous opposition from Austria, where the people and the � government spent, be not really spent, but only well invested'.' But the dollars side is not the only side of the question. Good roads have a moral, educational and civic value that cannot be measured in dollars and cent's. Where good roads are found, there also are found the prosperous communities with good schools well attended, good teachers, and a public spirited and enlightened population. Poor roads mean illiteracy much opposed to resuming war Good roads education, and enlighten- ere with Russia. They to the proposal. are even iiostile A JOB FOR MRS. McK'NNEY There is a good explanation for the infant mortality charge of Mrs. Mc-Kinney against Lethbridge. Mrs. Mc Kinney can aid in remedying matters by having the vital statistics act amended so as to enable reliable figures to be obtained. The fault is .with the Alberta system of statistics. In fact there isn't any system: it is merely a hit and miss plan. That doesn't en- nient: for the children of today are to be the men of tomorrow. Electors! Legislators.' Judges! Good roads help to solve all the great social and economic problems of today--the cost of living-the overcrowding of cities- the social evil, crime, disease. To maintain such a system of roads �-and by maintenance I do not mean patching but I mean allowing no depreciation after construction -would probably cost three or four million dollars annually. Under normal conditions the interest on the original investment would be four or five million dollars. Altogether, eight million dollars annually would probably take care of it all. Of that eight million dollars, let us dream that two million courage accuracy and complete Inior- � dollars were taken care of by the '.cities and towns, and the remaining mation. _ . I six million dollars had to be met by , -"---"  taxation on the lands. There are at WHAT GOOD ROADS present roughly three hundred thous- WOULt) MEAN TO ALBERTA i and garter sections over which this _,. . ,,, . ,_____.,,,__,j ! would be spread, which means an av- There is no need to argue tnat good | e nnim*, ^ 520 per quarter section. But with such a system of roads, would not everj quarter section as a matter cf fact be increased in1 value an average of four or five hundred dollars, or perhaps more? And would not his alone justily the S2o' "Drought about by the absence of good ; per year, regardless of the other in-_n..,ia I estimable benefits? Is it a beautiful , ., ,, . ... . , dream? As a matter of fact, in those Recently Mr. Charlesworth, Alberta s ; part3 of tha continent where such deputy minister of public works, gave ; dreams have come true, the people are some facts and figures about good I t;o convinced, that, if necessary, thoy roads are a great asset to a country. No matter from what .angle you con-; sidor them, there are prime factors in the development of a country. Little , do we realize, however, the los3 ; would do the whole thing over again ; and be willing to pay the whole co3t i in one year. Now, after reading these splendid arguments for good roads the average' person will observe "Fine, fine but impossible." Probably so at present j but it is something that we should aim j to eventually possess in Alberta-and j we will undoubtedly have good roads up j to Mr. Charlesworth's idea, in the  years to coma. As Mr. Charlesworth i said: "Dream about this, and don't j forget to tell your dream to every far-; mer in this country." When the farm-1 ers fully realize the great value of j good roads they will not complain ab-i out paying a tax to create and main-) tain them. Good roads of the higlttr' type must come, and It is a good time; to educate the people to their value. ! roads, that we are sure have never been realized by our people. The roads which have been so far Improved in the province have cost all the way from $50 per mile up to as high as fTOO or fbOO per mile. Mr. Charlesworth considers a road system costing $5,000 a mile and what it means. Such a road would be thoroughly drained with grades below two per cent, and surfaced so that at any eeason of the year they would be a pleasure to travel upon, and where probably three tons could be hauled where one is at present. Considering whether money so spent wo'uld be well spent or not Mr. Charlesworth made these observations which are worth seriously considering: The weight of farm products alone in Alberta last year was over five million tons. The greater part.of this Is hauled over our roads, and, With coal, lumber and merchandise nd products of all kinds; I think it is afe to estimate that a total of ten million tons of freight annually passes over our roads. The average haul is probably a shade under ten miles. The cost of hauling, which has been estimated for the United States, and which is probably applicable here, is twenty-five cents per ton per mile. With a sufficient mileage of good surfaced roads, this could doubtless . , be reduced to ten cents per ton per | Tlle naturaI resources for the west-raile, or,, in other words, one dollar ' ern provinces is not yet a deferred Isanti fifty cents could be saved upon each ton hauled over our roads each year-a total annual saving of: 10,-000,000 tons at $1.50 equals $15,000,000. Again, there were licensed in Al-; � lierta in 1917, roughly 20,000 automo-1 The food control board s&vs it is a biles. If these average only 20 miles ,>,,, ,__r,__ji, ' . per day for 300 days in the year, the i PatrIotIc ^ f�r Canadians to eat mileage covered is: 20,000 x 20 x 300 jlota of onions Just now. Don't worry equals 120,000,000 miles. At an i about the breath, you can blame it on Kolu. K. Mills, a wealthy resident : of Montclair. X..T.. is dead, lie was . a former resident of St, Catherines, Ont. ; Senator Chamberlain, of -Oregon. ! chairman of the military committee, is to be operated on at once fo*" appendicitis. Kingston will cut down trees in its , streets and in it-; parks to provide U'-OO cords of firewood for the citizens for next winder. Sir William Meredith, at C.N.R. arbitration, seeks information on whether constftiction work was done by Mackenzie & Mann as contractors. Development of the peat bogs of the. dominion will probably result from recommendations to the cabinet from the Reconstruction Committee. Cyyrenus O. Hitchcock passed away at the Saruia hospital at the age of TO years.. He was born in Sar/tia. and was probably the oldest, resident of tliat city. It is announced through the O.na- , dlan naval department that Flight Li�ut. Claude C. Purdy, II.X.A.S.. of Chicago. 11!., is missing and believed killed. A complete waterworks plant, tor Ojibway. near Windsor, to have a daily pumping rapacity of T.uO'i.oon gallons, will be constructed this spring, it is announced. Sidn&y J. Jennings, vice president of tlii? 'United States Smelting and Mining Company, was elected president of the Amcriean ins'itutf of Mining Engineers. It was announced the membership had reached nearly 7,000. Port Arthur Daily News Chronicle spreads big headlines over the glad news that J. J. Carrick. eat-M.P.. dined with President at the Army and Navy Club during Mr. Carrick's recent, visit to Washington. D. C. . John H. Hunter, general manager of the Clover Bar Coal company,'. dropped dead of heart disease in the Canadian Northern station at Edmonton Saturday night. He was 45 3-ears of age and came from Winnipeg in; 1894.  _ j The area of land prepared in the; fall of 1017 in Saskatchewan shows n , The estimates for the Calgary schools for thn year total 5700,000. King George offered Balmoral castle and Sandringham palace for tho use of tho nation. , It Is announce!! that -0,000 skilled men will be released from tho British army to engage in shipbuilding. M. Hunt, father of City Solicitor Theodore Hunt of Winnipeg, died at Talbotville, Ont. Dr. John Newton, who practised medicine for more thun forty years at Oeseronto, is dead. At Gait all of the teachers in the ; employ of the Public School Board I tire now receiving war bonuses. 1 Mr. and Mrs. John Story, formerly of Stouffville, Out., celebrated their golden wedding at Vernon. B. C. S.llOO members of the Saskatchewan i;ra.:n growers are in the Canadian ex-i peditionary force. 47" have made the supretuem sacrifice. Rev. G. C. Miteh'dl, of Hosliu. accepted a call to Bothsny and Cots-; wold charge, in the presbytery of ; Saugeen. Mrs. Oorge T. Walker, aged 74 years, a native of Hull. England, and ,a resident of Stratford for the past 40 years, passed away. The Port Arthur pulp mill' commenced the manufacture of pulp, and next week will be shipping 00 tons .dr. Mv to tha nnn,-,!- mills daily to the paper mills. George A. O'Toole. a lawyer of Kenora has been named as the new j military service registrar for Manl-1 toba. He succeeds K. R. Chapman. ; Near Port Dover, in a flood,' follow-' ing the thaw, the northerly hit.lf ot the Penman concrete dam. completed last fall, went out. Cornwall is without electric power and tho citizens ate using coal oil ! and candles, in consequence of high ; 'v.aier in the river. Places of business are, in many instances, closed. | Snrnia Observer reports crude pe'roleuni advanced In cents a barrel . up to $2.58. plus bounty of $3,111%. I highest price for Canadian crude in i forty years. I Dr. C. ("'. L-umley of St. Thomas, ha.;' tendered his resignation as Liberal ] candidate for the legislature for West: Eivtin. owing to the new conditions, siwft his nomination a year ago, when'; women had no voire in his selection- It is estimated that the Ontario 1 Le?:Flatnre saved $;,|ior..i.i)i� by de-' ferrlng the provincial general elec-, tion until - year after the demobili-1 zation of the Canadian army is com-' : pletc. j Harry Welli-and, baggageman on ; train No. -t. rr.nnlns be!ween Calgary: and Medicr.ie i:at. dropped dead on � the street at Medicine Hat shortly : after coming o;r his run. Heart fail-, ure was the cause of his death.  The hoard of conciliation which was dealing with the dispute between j the Grand Truck Railway Company and its machinists, boilermakers and ; blacksmiths at Stratford, has reached -a satisfactory agreement. j At Parry Sound Armand Lavoyie! and Edmond Gagnon, young French-: To Be Used For Several Purposes-Forum Hears Good Address iFiom Our Mwn CotrosponoVnt) Tuner, Feb. 18. - On Wednesday evening thn members of tho choir, Sunday School staff, and Progressive ntblu class of Knox church met together for a social time In tho lecture room of the church, the occasion being a farewell to Miss Gertlo Woodhouso on the eve of her departure for Fort William. After n social hour had been spout and a brief program of songs rendorod, refreshments vere served. Mr. J. T. Willard then on behalf of the congregation choir and Sunday Sfchool presented Miss Woodhouse with a well-filled purse in appreciation of the varied and invalunble, assistance she had afforded the church during her residence in Taber. Miss Wood-house replied in a modest and fitting manner, after which brief speeches were made by Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Wild-man, Mr. Lynd, Mr. Anderson and Mr. Bryan. These were all eulogistic of faithful, willing and valuable services rendered by Miss Woodhouse, and expressed deep regret at her departure with all best wishes for the future. The gathering was brought to a close by the sieging of "Auld Lnng Syne." On Wednesday morning Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Coulter left for New York to seek medical assistance for their daughter Virginia.'"who is suffering from acute diabetis, Mr.'and Mrs. Nell McKellar aro taking their three-year-old boy next Monday to Rochester, Minn., for treatment. The three cases of typhoid in tho local hospital are progressing favorably. Ewing Competition The finals In the Ewing Shield Competition was played off Thursday afternoon between the Ross and Henderson rinks resulting in a win for tho latter. The contest for the McLean cup is now in full swing. The Taber 'teen age boys class now hold their mid-week activities in the school basement. A recent canvasn mado by the boys for funds to otiitip tho school gymnasium resulted In somo $115, being contributed by tho citlzons. Band Concert A successful band concert was given on Monday evening in tho school auditorium on behalf of the Taber hospital. Tho|band wan assisted hy local talent nnd also friends from llurdntt. Mayor Wlllnrd occupied tho chair. The proceeds amounted to over $l!l ? Hiig with a fornuil request that. > > tho appointment of Fire- Chlof ? U. CS. Davidson be reconsidered, ? ? and that a plebiscite of tho clt- ? ? l7.oiii4 be taken at. once. It was ? > finally agreed to rofer tho ? ? whole matter to a conned meet- ? ? Ing, at whle.lv tho entire; ques- > ? tion will be dincussod, in tho ? > hope of averting a general iymj ? > pathetic strike. ! *i* ��. $ > o 4 * The ladles of tho local church enter-tulnod the delegates and the members of the official board to supper on Tuesday ovening when a very enjoyablB hour was spent. At, the session following, a splendid address was given by the Rev. C. E. Cragg, B.D., of Lethbridge on "Evangelism, Old and New." The choir then rendered a 'musical selection. On Wednesday morning a round table conference was conducted on Iho resolutions to the general conference, after which a thoughtful, and able address was given by tho Rev. S. Dike of Iron Springs, on "Preachers and Proachlng." Tho address provoked much intorestlng discussion by those present. A short and closing session was held in the afternoon when thero were discussed other Important resolutions such as the length of tho pastoral term, tha conference missionary committee, the establishment of a finance department the centralization of tho western Theological Colleges, and the constitution of the co-operating committee. Another Presentation On Wednesday afternoon last the Unionist club was the scene of another presentation to Oeo. B. Kwlng. On behalf of the Unionists, W. A. Buchanan, M.P., who waB in town, presented Mr. Ewing with a gold5 headed cane. He paid a very high tribute to Mr. Ewing's ability as a banker nnd his splendid public spirit. J. T. Wil-lard presided over tho gathering and Mr. Ewing and Mr. A. J. Maynard, the new Bank of Commerce mauagcr, also spoke. 50 per cent advance of that preparei Canadians, wore (taught breaking in- during the previous fall. The total amount of land prepared during 191 to summer ship, and cottages in Foley town-re sentenced to two for the 1918 crop is estimated to be years each in the Dominion Peniten- Poor misguided Russia. If there were no taxes we believe Mayor Bardie would pine away and die. An evangelist insinuates that Calgary preachers hug other man's wives. Is the evangelist talking from experience or merely heeding gossip? j sue. It would appear that there was I a prospect of an early settlement of : the matter. operating expense of 12Vb cents per mile, this costs. $15,000,000. Good roads could undoubtedly reduce this cost by ten per cent., an annual saving of $1,500,000. The value of horses, horse-drawn Tehicles, autos, etc., in the province at Alberta Is doubtless not less than $100,000,000. They travel over thousands of miles d� roads which are either vocate. unimproved, or only properly main- � tained, and are, consequently, rough and often dangerous. No horse or farm wagon, no automobile or vehicle Of any kind, can pass over these roads without soma wear and tear and consequent depreciation la value. Depreciation somes both.tram ace and from .Promote the manufacture and consump-use. The depreciation from use de-1 t(on of this grain as a substitute for end* upon the character of the roads, i wheat. Among the products now bandit the annual depreciation from the i ,,,, ,,. t, ,.,.,_ , , ,, , use of bad roads is placed at only 10 ed the "a,lfi arfi bar1^ ""���� jer cent.. It amounts- to $10,000,000. ley orDwrl breud, barley pancake flour, *iBQ& roads could doubtless Cut tali (and bailey flakes, groats, and grits. the food control board. The Vulcan Advocate is newsier than ever. It now- has a typesetting machine, proof that tha Advocate has faith in Vulcan and we hope also that Vulcan shows its faith in the Ad- Barley flour compares favorably with the fine wheat flour. The Chamber of Commerce of Sacramento, Call-i fornia, har, launched a campaign '.a 6,134,619 acres Alderman Napoleon Turcot was elected by the .Montreal city eoutici! to succeed the late Controller Thomas Cote as a member of the board of control. His term as controller will be until April, when the municipal elections will be held. The mayor of Port Arthur accompanied ten prominent citizens on the journey to cut wood on the city's Strathcona wood lot. The corporation team carries ten citizens a day. The council is to extend the free wood cutting season to the end of February. The Port Arthur city council has parsed a strongly-worded ...solution protesting against Canada sending grain to Britain without a guarantee that it, or other grain for which it. may be substituted, is not. used for the manufacture of liquor. Being caught in belting, Fred Canning, a married man, packer at. the Canada Cereal Milling Company's plant at Gait, was wound around the � shafting and then held prisoner be-i tween the shafting and the ceiling. ! He was nearly strangled to death. j A Dundalk lady a year ago wrote \ : her name on an egg In a shipment, | which finally reached Scotland. Recently she received a lotted from al girl in Kellarsbrae, who said as all i the boys there were away at the war ! | she decided to write to the Canadian j | lady. j I ~ 1 I An erratic individual who has been : | roaming the New York waterfront: las a ship's "rat killev," has been dls-l I covered by secret, service men to be j ' a Pruss'uii chemist, who boasted : when caught he had eiough poison I . "to kill the American army." :; U. K. War Secretary Baker, argu-! Ing that two tons of shipping is sufficient to supply each soldier abroad, i estimates that the possibility of an' 'army of 1,500,000 in Trance this year: ; is "not. unpromising." The generaV : accepto-1 estimate! of per capita ton-' j nage necessary is from five to six, I tons. I tiary. John J. Molloy died at Winnipeg Monday, at th� age of SI, after a � lingering illness. He was born at. , Guelph, Ont.. in 1837, coming west in 1S72 as resident engineer of the  C. P. It., construction of which was ! then just s.arl.'-d. He left the C. P. It. ! in 1897 to take charge of Dominion | I government surveys. He retired from j - public life in 1914. Mr. Molloy was i the Liberal representative from Pro-1 , vencher in the Manitoba legislature j i for some vears. (l-'rorn 1 e;r Own forriMponrten11 , Macleorl, Feb. 19.-Word'has been' received that Lance Oorpl. Joseph Shield was killed, in action iri one of the recent, engagements In France. This young ^nan whose parents live south of MaVleod, onlisted with the 191st, went ovorsea's and after receiving instructions in England, went across to France with a number of: other boys from Macleod, where they have been for the past year. His brother Is in the same regiment. One of the heaviest falls of snow this winter came on Saturday and Sunday, when it fell to a depth of from n to K inches, much to the relief of the stockmen, whore water had frozen up, now both tho stock and .stockmen aro happy. Good sleighing is reported from parts of the country. Adjuster* f"r the various insurance companies who carried the policies on tho Alex. McDonald and >W. A. Day property that was burned last week, have no difficulty in making their atj. justments, as nothing was left, except a heap of ashen, and refuse from the burnt machinery. Local curlers urejhappy in Ihe fact that the ice is good, and every ont working hard to win-out in the bons-glel for home curler*. on the package is the mark of quality. It brands WRIGLEY5 as the clean* wholesome, beneficial product of the largest chewing gum factories in the Dominion. The delicious/ refreshing* comforting confection that costs so little but lasts so long. It helps teeth, breath, appetite and digestion. Flavour Lasts wriclev s' made in CANADA juicy fruit TSuT t"Hfc.W.INt. OOM.r; I..'."' THe r/AvouRiAsrs nWtfi ;