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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 1J \ t PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD \ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22,19*8 Eetb^ribje derate OAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor* and Publisher* XTHE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED S23 6th Street South. Lethbridos W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrauco - - Business Manager f Business Editorial TELEPHONES Offico .............. 1252 Office .............. 1224 * PICKED PA SSIJV G tfhip construction in the .United States last year totalled' 901,22:* tons. - Government operation of all shipyards is again being urged at Washington. h f" ' ,_ _ Mr. II. S. Xewby of Medicine Hal has received a commission in the Strathcona Horse at Winnipeg. Camp Greene, Charlotte. N.C.. is to be abandoned on account of mud, now knee deep in places. Subscription Ratej; delivered, per week......10 delivered, per year .....$5.00 , , _ 4 , by mail, per year ......$4.00 j productive real estate, the cost of car- Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.60 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S.,$2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers i.ftc. expiration date is our authority to continue the subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The Germans are meeting with little j Opposition in their advance into Russia, ; and could very likely take the capital i With ease. There is only a small force ! engaged in the invasion. The Bolshe-vlki hare issued an order that the army shall resist the invasion but it is being given little heed. The Australia In the south are advancing in conjunction with the Germans In Northern Russia. There la little development as yet cm the westernwar front, and there is bo further indication as to when the big clash is likely to occur. rylng this cannot be deducted from the income by way of salary, but if there are other sources of income one may, as far as they go, charge the expense of carrying the unproductive asset to them. If outside salary or regular income a person invests, say, in bonds or stocks, profit on the capital invested is not taxable, nor loss deductible from income, but interests or dividends tun. less in the latter rase the company declaring them has paid tax under the Act, ! or in. the former case they be Dominion bonds issued free of tax) received therefrom are taxable. As in the case of the business profits tax, many queries will arise but the act should bo working smoothly in the near future. In the meantime, enough is known of its provisions for the public to prepare to complete their forms, as soon as re- � ceived and return them promptly to the authorities. Mrs. j. Somerville. widow of ihe late James Somerville. exO.l.P., died at Pundn*, Ont. TJie Adler Bill, forcing employers to allow employees two hours at all elections has been passed by the New York state assembly. Francis .1. Heney; counsel for the ] Federal authorities in the meat pack-i ing probe, will contest the governor-i ship of California. I The average wage increase of i 33 l-S per cent, asked by railroad men j in the States would amount to $S-,-; OOU.OOO annually. The death occurred of I,andis O Bradt, a former alderman of St. Catharines. Miss Amy White, of (.aledon Uast, aged -7 years, died from the effects of a dose of acid which she had taken in mistake for some medicine. General Pershing has cabled to Washington urging that the chaplain service be increased. Chairman Harris, of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, has resigned to run for the senate in Ueorgia. Xew York static is contemplating the lease of surplus canal water power to the*highest bidder. A bill providing thai the war department shall furnish officers with uniforms at reasonable rates has passed the U.S. senate. The mayor and ten citizens of Kayetteville, Texas, are held for flying a German flag at Fayetteville. They claim it was an accident. Timothy SlieS, acting president of the Brotherhood of Firemen, chums! that colored members of his organization are paid less than whito men. Angus MeHethr>an oid Hudson's Hay employee died at'Kdmonton. Ho was born at Fort Garry iu 1S31. coming of old Kildonan stock. SITTING A LINE ON THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS w Under the new compulsory registration; now to be made in Canada every person, male or female, over sixteen years of age, will have to take out a registration certificate, give details of occupation, physical fitness, adapt-ability to or experience in agricultural production, and other data enabling the government to know fully the labor resources of the country, how these resources are absorbed by industry at present, and what readjustment of supply and demand is feasible. Once the information is obtained,.and each person is classified, the next step will be to evolve practical methods of inducing or compelling each person to take up his or her proper share of the national task. REQUESTS MADE ARK REASONABLE That the government of Canada amend the land settlement act and make it possible for the wife of a Canadian soldier to file on land for her husband serving in France, as uder the present act she cannot do so. And that men who enlisted voluntarily be granted land before conscripts and that time spent overseas be taken off time to prove up a homestead. Also that. the government hold the Blood reserve for men who have done their nit in Prance instead of selling it:to capitalists. These requests contained in a resolution passed by the local Next of Kin Association are perfectly reasonable and should be granted. In our Judgment length of service and sacrifice made through service should bo first considerations in al-lotlng land to soldiers under the Land Settlement Act. Preferential treatment ought not to be denied the long service men and the men who have made genuine sacrifices. The Lend, Settlement Commission has power to fix regulations for the administration of the act and it should not have any hesitation meeting the views express-f d in this resolution. BRITAIN'S RECORD IS A GOOD ONE It is gratifying to read the statement of Bouar Law that the total stocks of wheat in xirltain at the end ot December exceeded those at the end of December, 1916, by S,400,000 bushels at sixty pounds to the bushel. The Toronto Globe thinks that the figures given are just enough to create a demand for more information, and do not give ground for optimism, while the total amount of wheat on hand is not known. That there is an increase over the previous year is excellent news, however-the more pleasing because of the assurance that Britain's own food production is increasing. It comes with another very encouraging statement, namely, that *Mr. Hoover, the United States Food Controller, was much below the mark in his estimate that there is 150,000,000 pounds of frozen meat more than British representatives in the United States had es. timated upon as available for export. It now appears that there are some thousands of tons above even the Hoover figures, and credit for this Heatless Mondays are at an end in the states so far as Federal authorities are concerned. Individual states may retain them if local fuel controllers desire. The, wool output of the United States is sufficient, only to provide one suit per Inhabitant every four years, according to the Ohio Retail Clothiors' Association. The Salvation Army is protesting against the decision Of the New York not to ex- Thc bulk of the hotels and bath-ins houses at Long Heach. are to be taken over by the United States aviation corp.-;. The Brotherhood of American Locomotive Engineers has beeu asked to furnish 50 men for service on U.S. "tanks." A fifty million dollar housing bill to provide accommodation for shipyard workers, has been passed by t'. S. congress. The Vancouver Sun mentions R. S. Lennie, of Vancouver, formerly of Nelson, as a probable new Conservative leader in B.C. War Saving Stamps to a total of $50,000,000 have already been 3old across the border, and the daily sales average Is climbing steadily toward the $5,000,000 mark. (contivokd mom F�ONT 1'aGS) Poaj^suys that there is only one division of cavalry and one division of, in-j fuiitry. Can Reach Petrograd Germany's ultimate objective, of course, cun only bo speculated upon, out, according to the correspondent, there is nothing whatever to prevent from them reaching Petrograd if they wish, for the demoralization of the Russian soldiers is so complete that orders to resist the tuvusiou would be Impossible of execution. Moreover, the enemy could easily reduce the capital to famine, which already is closing its grip on tho people. People Apathetic Tho Petrograd correspondent ot the Daily Mail describes tho attitude of the peoplo as mostly one of apathy and fatalism. He says that a majority would welcome tho arrival of the Germans in the hope that they would restore order, the feeling being that anything is better than the present condition. Rust. Navy Disorganized London, Feb. �2.-Disorganization in tho Russian navy has reached an extreme point and there is no likelihood of any order being obeyed, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd. The naval {authorities at Roval report that In order to save the Russian navy from the hands of the GeVmans it will be necessary to*.remove the ships at Reval and Helsingfors to Kronstadt. This, however, is believed to be impossible owing to their disuse. Up to this time, only'' submarines been removed from these ports. Huns Make Peace Offer Amsterdam, Feb. 21.-A Berlin dispatch states that the Russian written confirmation of the acceptance of peace terms has passed the German lines. This disposes of rumors of the fall of the Lenine-Trotzlcy government. Appeal to Worktngmen Loudon, Feb. 22,-In a proclamation announcing that*they had agreed to sign the German.*peace terms, tho people's commissaries declare they are firmly convinced that tho German working classes will not permit the Russian revolution to be crushed by tho militarists. Appeal Is madc to local committees' to increase efforts to reorganize tho Russian army. Germans Won't Reply London, Feb. 2:!.-Although the dele, gntes sent by the Russian commissioners to luforrn the Germans officially of Russia's capitulation departed for Dvinsk on ^Wednesday, no news has beeu received from them, says an announcement made by tho commissioners, as forwarded in u Renter dispatch from Petrograd. The announcement adds: "It seems that the German government. Is putting off Its reply and evidently is refusing peace and Is carrying out the wishes of the capitalists of all countries,." l * FRUIT RAILWAY HEADS MEET BOARD TRADE DELEGATES Keep* the World Refreshed and Healthy The Delightful Tonic Aperient Discuss Freight Classification And The Heavier Loading of Cars Calgary, Feb. 21.-A conference between representatives of the three Canadian railways and boards of trade of tho four western provinces was held here yesterday to discuss the proposed freight classification No. 17. i The railways also desired the co-have I �Peration �f tnQ hoard of trade in formulating rules looking toward heavier loading of cars, which are when the terms contained In classification 16 wore formulated and iu this manner, by the use of fewer cars, render additional equipment more promptly available for tho transportation of the product of the west that moves in greatest volume, such as grain, coal, forest products and food and supplies Tor domestic consumption and export to the allies. Substantial progress along the lines indicated was made and ther FTtOM FRONT FaOK> sub-commlsslon given ~po wir to buy stock, implaments. wire, etc., should t have fifty per cent of the said sub-com-Two I.YV.W. members, a miner and j mission members of the Great War John H. Metzen, a Chicago lawyer, Veterans in the west who are desirous were tarred and feathered for dis- of going on the land. "That a medical supervisor should court of Illinois disbarred Metzen. loyal utterances at Staunton, 111. On ......----.....-v. receipt of the news the euprenje | be appointed and on him should rest j the responsibility of placing a man on subsistence allowance, if, in his opin-, ion, the sickness was a recurrence of; wounds or sickness contracted while' on service, the same subsistence and Marshall Field, of Chicago, now a captain in the 127th infantry, has entered suit to compel the distribution of $5,000,000 coming to his sister and himself from his brother's estate. Wiiyam Ramsey, .formerly city engineer at Fernie, but for the past ' year assistant road superintendent in care to be administered from the m#li.' tary hospitals commission, and the su-1 pervisor to be a returned medical of-! ficer. That the various Indian reserva- I tions which are so sparsely occupied should be thrown open for the soldier . ! that district, has been promoted to dis-1 settlement' scheme; the Indians being : itr'ict engineer for ^'est Kootenay by j doubled up or given land farther north. tritlsh government, to the splen- the B.C. government. That babes - 4. . , Dr. Knight formerly a well known conservation campaign of the Am-  physician 0f Medicine Hat who so dis- erican people. The congestion on Un- ; tinguished himself at the front as to ited States railroads, due to the severe I win the Military Cross some time ago, weather and other causes, and the [ j*"**!1 n haf }}k* services^ recognized . . .... , by being awarded a bar to his Mili- consequent holding up of shipping, has . tarv Cross. prevented the sending of great quanti-! - ties of this meat supply to Britain and j A bylaw providing that children of the other Allied nations. Now that 4 DIRECTORS SHOULQ BE VERY CAREFUL A recent trust company failure in Toronto revealed the fact that one of the directors, the speaker of the Ontario legislature, had attended only a few directors meetings. He really had taken no Interest In the company's affairs, though his name as director may have induced people to place confidence in the company. Negligence of that character cannot be excused. A man who consents to be a director of a company with whom the public invests or deposits Its savings, has assumed a responsibility and he should meet it by giving the affairs of tho company serious attention. There is a tendency to place prominent men on directorates for the mere purpose of-using their names as a business getter. There is no defense for such a prac3 tlce. The man who allows his name to be used is largely to blame. No man should become a director of a company until he Is satisfied of its stable character and when he becomes a director he should take a real interest in its affairs. the shipping is beginning to move there still remains the problem of get-tins; enough vessels to carry food supplies to the Allied people and to the United States' and Allied armies. In this connection Mr. Bonar Law's statement in the House of Commons yesterday regarding shipping is of interest. During 1917 Britain huilt 1,183,473 tons of mercantile shipping, and as-quired 170,000 tons abroad. Expectations of a larger addition in new tonnage were not realized because quantities of it that were to have beeu built in the United States for the old country have been taken over by the Americans for their own use. The shipbuilding program to be carried out in the United States, In Canada and elsewhere this year will add immensely to'the total tonnage of the Allies before the end of 1918. Mr. Law also made the important announcement that 820,645 men were added to the army last year; that British guns in France had been increased by 30 per cent., and the airplane supply by two and a half times. Despite all the critics, Britain seems to be bending all her energies to the business of war. 1C years and under must not be on the!?11 Company whose headquarters are streets at night unless under proper;1? Sarnia. Mr. Hanna is solicitor tor guardianship after the hours of nine the company, and has extensive in-o'clock during tho months of Xovem-1terests m the corporation, ber till April and 9:30 from May till I 4#J , t October was passed at Medicine Hat. I Ald of the Provincial legislature is to be so sought in obtaining authority Geo. T. Fenwick. who has been manager, of the Moosomin branch of the Union bank, for the past fourteen monthu, has received notice of his transfer to the branch at High River, Alta. He will be succeeded by A. T. Kenward, at present manager of the branch at Wapella. i . That the estimated business of British Columbia, including the ships actually contracted for, represented during the year just passed, $217,000,000 was the statement of J. A. Cunning-, ham, retiring president of the British j Columbia Manufacturers' association,' at the annual meeting. A New York dispatch to the Montreal Star says: "Frank H. Slmonds. formerly associate editor of the New York Tribune, and widelyvknown as a writer on military affairs, is going to London to succeed Col. Repington as military critic of the London Times, according to authentic information reaching here." .....north. , That any widow who has lost her ; - . husband orj sons in the great war' Buffering from dlph-. shoul"-3Iurf. It* * Your troubled, unsettled mind, your inability to concert* trate, or your fatigue from ordinary work simply shows you that the drain on your strength is greater than your systemjs supplying and you need the powerful, nourishing force to speedily replenish the deficiency and avoid a breakdown. Scottis all nourishment and so skilfully emulsified that it is quickly assimilated without taxing digestion and sets up strength in place of weakness. Mo Hmrmfui Drugs o#* OpimtOB* firoU * Bourne, Toronto. 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