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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta .PAGE FOUR THE LETHnniHGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1915 We alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY, SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Doily, delivered, per year Daily, by mnli, per year. Weekly, by mall, pbr year.... 54-00 TELEPHONES; Business Office Editorial Omce 131 W. A. Buchanan John Torrance Managing Director Business iUanager THE WAR SITUATION Tlmt the Russians tiuve lost heav- ily lu their retreat from East Prussia is admitted >by HotrogrnO. Th treat is not, however, a rout, for the army has iakcu the offensive, south- east or' the line tbev held, to slave off what is now recognized to be a new plan of campaign against War eavr This Is lo be from the aortli JQ the neighborhood of Novo Georgi- Though the fighting in Northern -Poland, has not resulted in any tan- gible advantage 10 the Russians, It has weakened tile enemy through, the! excessive losses In men and material at Fort William hundreds of these can would foe, forced to return to tho prairies empty. Under existing con- Canndltin wheal Is taken to tho haad of tltc Jukes and American coal is hauled back. The Herald believes Canadian rail- ays would rather hnul CanndlftU coal nn American coal, other things bo- Ing equal, and If tho lluio corner whcu the Panama Cnnal ua a western outlet for our grain, MC be- lieve the railways will ibe only too anxious to haul Alberta and B. C: coal on tho return trip from the- cois; Then Uie wisli of the miners will b consummated without building up n tariff wAll. HOT YET IH EFFECT P 'ICKED UP IN ASSING FOR THE BUSY J: Taj lor was elected president of the Woodstock Board of Trafle. The late Hon. Tboi. of "Dim- left an estate of chiefly n stocks.' Various civic departments In Ham- Iton have bgen ordered to cut the taff by one man. -Saven attaches of clie French IVnr end g-Jll haro an etfect as regards U remainder of the campaign- The recent gains of the Allies the neighborhood of La Baaae, jvrssre, ere, in the light of late intelligence, of much Importance. IB unofficially announced that the now hold tho "canal whic BE a railway centre.. of conslde able stratestc value. AL the sam time the occupation of Lille by th sgnenir is threatened, and Its evacua tion may take place at any time. The blockade of the enemy is far without any Important results beyond iiio of sma vessels has eilected- Benin the. scheme, is surmise tnere may ibe an ulterior motive. Wit Britain's warships attention forced t the 'blockade, as he anticipated, th enemy might find It convenient t i engineer another raid. A. POSSIBLE SOLUTION The following suggestion as scheme for paying baclc-atlaries teachera is suggested by R.-V.-May nard. -We sqbmlt.it (or the consider- ation .ef tie .comnilMioneri Assume lor 1919 jrill Estimates' are now far enough ad vanced to-Jmafce it clear assessment' should not be In 1014, be approximate- ly. 28 mills on the dollar. (The fig ure S mills is not reaJIy material, bnl 13 taken as being the best now avail able.) In Valuation i 33 :toill5 ia lazes (less Scheme for Pay ot 1914 igTDss taxes: Two-thirds of J99.00 Is ffifi.QO, on ;ijirhich give, 15% discount. II rate Is 28 mills on tie dollar, (lit '-total taxes for 1916 will be: Valuation T 3S Is 484.00 'Already paid; as above f 66.00 'Leaves -BtBl to -no. -which the usual be NO DUTY ON U. COAL The miners in conTcntloa propose to place a tax coal !coming- Into Canada with, very worthy object-in view of Incpeaalng 'demand-and therefore pfcdacUon io ICejiadlan coal mlnea. Evidently the miners have taken only a, superficial view of the ajtok- J tlon or. they would considered before aAuK lor -protection of -thia natnre. Were Canada to place a tax on "coal Importationa from the TTnltad It U quite natural to suppose tiat Uncle Bam would retaliate with Office have reached Hamilton to place orders worth A "vacant-lot" garden club has Organized by the Board of Trade of Medicine Hat. Admiral Dlrileif, former Russian minister oT marine, -died in Ha was born March 16, 1844. Five miners Tvere tilled by a gas explosion in the workings of the Atlas Coal Co. near Hlch HiJl, .Mo. G. L. Stromer of Tacoma, Wash., as established an aerial passenger sen-Ice .between Tacoma and Seattle, a distance OL 26 miles. Hon. Q-. Broimi lieutenant-gov- ernor of Saskatchewan, visited Cal- gary last week, the first time In 30 years! Two more cases of spinal menlnsit- s were reported Saturday, making a :otal of sij cases among [he soldiers mcnmped in Toronto. Consfrrtfaiive naembers of ParHa-i meat addreasing a meeting at Ottawa hinted that the neit Federal election was not far oil. A rifie -target patented by an Ore- gon inventor it; a figure of 3 man, tba head of vrbich drops back when bullet strikes its belt plate. Monsitnor Baril, P.A, eral ol the diocese of Three Rivers Que., died at tie Ursullne convent, a be axe of 67. In London, England, coalr Has rise ifl cents a ton and. flour 50 cents sack, but the general run of price still remain unaffected. Ouillot, farmer du AlthougU the Ho raid lias madti sev- eral concerted attempts to learn defin- itely whether an, embargo' has been placed on Canadian wool, Its queries have been rnther unsntlsiactory. The most reliable Infcnaatlou comes from P. D. Sbaiv, coUuctor of the Customs fit this port, who savs that no em- bargo Is now in force, although such measures are anticipated. It IB a Tact that Great Britain is doing nil in her power to shut off Germany's wool supply and to reserve a sufficient supiUy ot wool for army elcthlng tor the Alllus. Tho question Is a very important one, anil will affect Southern Alberta In small as mosc of the coarser wools produced in Canada come from this provmee. Tho following from the National tt'ooi (Salt bake City) may Ehed some-light on the subject: "Early In January, at the solicitn- .Ion of our (United States) mauufac- urers .Great Britain removed the em- largo she had placed on. Australian Ine wools, and agreed to allow them o come to the United States. Ot :ourse, she required certain guaran- ees that neither this wool or Us pro- [uets would thereafter be exported to ny of the countries at war with her. 'his guarantee naturally implied that t we did not export the iuipo'rted wool, should likewise not export our omestic wool, However, while such guarantees were given, no one took them seriously, for it -was known all Work of German Baby Killers in England along that ol band A similar tax against Canadian is now on the free list coal with result that coal mlnea 'in B. C itii. j_especfallr, which ship large quantities to the Pacific coast statei, would be struck a hard blow. Then there is to consider the con ere on tioth eHes of the line. A1 the. free eichanse of coal many of "the "Canadian'' side are brought quite close to the American supply and receive cheaper American coal t ban they would, Canadian coal this fact, of being due to .the freight In the same way An? ericans cloae to Canadian fields are given the -benefit of the short. haul over what wouM be" a long haul teom American fields. Another matter enlens Into the dlfl- For years coal operators In Alberta B. C, jiave been fight ing for cheaper freight rates which would plate them' in command! of the toba. market, a which (s by location. The rsiJvrays however, have fought the operators for very natural reasons. The natural tread of traffic on the pralriea ID the early fall months Is trom wtet to .oast with grain. Thoufl- imdB of cars daily are aent to Fort laden with Were the fctterican ed in. France, has been hilled, accord "at? to advices received In Winnipeg. .Ice conditions on Thunder Bay e arcaent Indicate the opening of nav: ation at least three weeks earlie ban ueuaJ. The London Times has achieves what claimed to be a record in the icld of "raising money for a papula] Its-fund for sick and. ivoundei ifiaed Alderman-Jacob Hey, only bachelor andldate for the mayoralty nomlna- "of Chicago has promised to marry ne et the women who vote for bJm i e Is nominated and Moose Jaw bankers urged that the chool Board of that citj curtail their itlaateB for. the current year, and tfffflit that salary cuts sod etaff uctlona should be made. Attorney-General of Ontario be- eves that: Carrie DavJi is aine and ill mot appoint a, commission to. er- mine the girl Who has been conuoitt- d'for.triil--'- Toe Grand Lodge of Alberta, I.O.O. 'which hav concluded its session in dmonton, decided that it was illegal r lodges to pay tfae dues of their cmben who have enllBted. .The Grand Trunk Railway Co. will ar. to Joaie Savage, widow ol Arthur BaVaie, who was killed at the cdEBlng. near Kingston Mills aet December, 13000 damages. final year medicaj stu- .nta'at will receive their grees at a special convocation. They are going to England to act as dredg- ers with the Army Medical Corps. Wlille -William Nertltt'B corpse ley in a casket In the house adjoining at SL Cathariaea, turglara forced the door upon 'which crepe wu hanging, and stole 'a large quantity of grocer- lea from his store. The Manitoba legislature' gave a second reading, by unanlmoUH vote, to the Attorney-General's 'bill to amend the liquor license acE, by providing greater restrictive measures on the traffic in Manitoba. Believing her husband hai been made a victim ol foul Mrs. Geo. HlggiDHon of Goderich has asked that a. search be made for him ,n Windsor and in Detroit. Hlgglnson, aged 30, ie i a provincial employee. Private Jack Kerr, "B" 12th Rifjeg, fell tram the second storey '.window of the Alberta Hotel, Calgary, and received Injuries that are likely to prove fatal. German military authorities now re- quire that'each person entering Ger- many be supplied with a; ntering .n indlv vidual passport, A wife or minor child can- not, enter -upon a passport held by hus- band of. parent. driver of a five-cent fare automobile In San Fraucleco was and then beaten to death by two ?asflcngcrs. Robbery is believed lo iave been the motive. The murderers sraped. v' Secretary, Garrison .told a delega- Jon ot the .Women's. Peace Party In Washington recently, headed by Mrs. Robert M. that of war, and could be shipped to every country. No sooner had the embargo been removed than psrties in this country began to sell great quantities of our wool to German buyers, nad several million pounds of this has al- ready been shipped to Germany. Great Britain then sswivhat she have known all along, that the only way to keep this country from sending woof to Germany, was to shut off our sun- ply from the and thus force our manufacturers to use domestic wool, instead of exporting it. "Therefore, on February 5, Great Britain again shut off our access to Australian wool by re-Instating tha embargo. AE the South American clip has been sold, this means thai our manufacturers must now depend for RETLAW NEWS their entire supply, wool." on home grown The Wool Grower then predicts an advance, and elves an account of how pulled wool went up 5 cents a pound in Boston within 24 hours. No mention whatever la made of the Canadian clip, probably because of its insignificance In the world's, market. However, it ie a known that Great Britain needs all the she can get, and Canada needs a great deal. So it is incumbent upon the western grow- ers to see that their clips get to eith- er a Canadian or a British'market, whether an embargo ia in force or not. If American 'buyers are alloyed to come in and take .the western. Canad- ian supply, the intention oMh'e Moth- er Country will be defeated to- that extent. The prices .will be good, that much Is certain. They will be better than last year, if the judgment of Iccal sheep-, men ia worth anything. The following from the Textile' World Rtcord, oublisliad in Boston, may he of some Interest It Is con- tained in a. letter from one of the largest British marketa, and was brought to the attention of the Herald by Hatch t Lewis, the loeai ool dealers: "The prohibition placed by the Bri- fih government upon the export of unspun wool, has. not had the effect of depreEBing prices. The demand for army clothing rules'the bis market fs an excellent one for the ale of New Zealand, and Amerl- ;an crossbred a. Slips and locks and pieces are wanted -by the carded 'wool- en trade, coarse of the pre- claaa by the worsted trade, and Iner crossbred for knit goods... The up ply short, and prices are rising nd are likely to rise. The trsmaadoiiB un upon khaki has disturbed the civ- Jan trade In more ways than one, for has forced up prices to heights to -hfch the regular market has not yet ccommodated Itself. The flannel mills are powerless, to deliver any- hlng to the regular trade for the next mouths. The blanket makers are ull certainly for three months, and pon their account there Is a very Hve- demand for woollen rags. The nor: ial trade in worsteds has so long been lack that demand for quantities can expected from the home market efore the khaki boom expires." We had four trains this week: the now plough on Tuesday, the regular on Wednesday nnd. a grain special on Thursday and Friday. Our farmers are now getting their seed wheat aud oats. -Wheat is per. bushel ana oats and barley Sa cents. No govern- ment hay has come yet. There is a great need of hay new, so we may get our horses In shape for the spring which wiJl 50011 be here. The -Ladles' Aid gave a. basket so- cial this week. H was a fine success and a good tlmo was had by all. Frank Thomas, government agent, Is kept busy iheso times making out orders for the farmers to get1 provlv- and feed. This will cover some of their urgent needs.. Quite, a number of. fanners have been Joining, irdering cars of hay." vThey arefrisy Uaullng It home now; -It is verj-.imuch. needed, as it Is almost Impossible for'stock to get feed on.' the There is still too mncK Aa there will, be, a big acreage of grain sown ttiis.'year, although 'ffe are not yet sure our June rains 1 pros- pects will be food enough to bring us times that will moke us forget eome of our troubles. "When wheat is 60 cents per bushel, eggs are 20 cents. When wheat IB eggs should be 50 to >e even. In tho late '70's, northern Iowa 'was devastated by grasshoppers. It was considered too far north to bs in the corn -belt. Farmers were leaving their homestends to go somewhere else. One could -buy the best land as late as 1SS2 one mile from the depot at J4-00 per acre. Moat every one said It was not a fit country for a white man -to.live. In, and ought to have been loft for the Indiana to hunt in. Now it Is In the heart of the corn belt; which extends north to the Can- adian is.-worth per acre there nofw. This hit of history will be repeated right here In Alberta. Wo have the soil, our climate will change. It will pay to slick. Don't be discouraged. Two German scientists bave de- veloped a process lor- lorclug lead, tin, copper, iron, cobalt or silver inta glass by electricity to color.it. Suffer From Piles no matter bow long or-how. bad 50 to your druggist today and. get a 50 cent .box of Pyramid Pile Remedy [t will give quick rellef.Vahd a "single box often cures. A trial package mail- ed free in .plain, wrapper If you send Deli us coupon Delow FREE SAMPLE COUPON PYRAMID SIS Pyramid send mV Ree sample of Pyramid jPlle Rtmcdy In plain wrapper. Name............. Street City ............State. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE RB IDHlrND 4LIXANim LAIRD. JOHN AIRD, Aai't GeBml Hawavi V. C. B1OWN. SirvtalcndMt o( Ceitnl Bmdtaa CAPITAL FUHD, FARMERS' BUSINESS The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to Farmert eveiy lirility for the transaction of their banking business, including the discount and collection of sales notes. are supplied free of charge on application. Blank taltt WJI Branch--R. T. An Important AUCTION SALE Of Superior High-Class Household Furniture Will be held at the resideiiee of D. L.KimballEsq., at Letbbrirtge, on February 26 COMMENCING AT 10.30 A. M. PROMPT The Auctioneer wishes.to call the attention of the Pub-Ho otLeth- Imdge and District to this important sale. Anyone High Class Furniture or any Household Effects should make ,a special point to attend. The following are only a.few of the more important items-: One Gai Range. Gerhard Heintzmin Upright Grand PUno, In ex- cellent condition. A quantity of very hendiome quarter cut Oak Rockere, upholstered in epMt Russian leather. One Solid Oak Library Tible.; One handeome Mahogany.Chlni Cabinet. Two aenulno Wilton Huge 9x12 Oriental'de- Eight or Teh other High Clais Ruge. One quarter cut 'oak Hail Stand with French Plate Bevelled Mirror. Complete Dining'Bet.of Quarter Cut Oak Includ- ing Extension Table and Chain; pe- destal design. One handsome Buffet, latest design with heavy French plate Mirror to match. One all oak pedestal Jardiniere Stand, Elegant set of Limoges China Dlshei and all other 'ordinary etc, One Solid Mahogany Dresser, French .'design. One Solid Mahogany Dresser, latest design. Two Quarter Cut Oak Dreassra. One Lady's Secretaire with chair to' rnateh in Solid Quarter Cut Oak. Carved Oak Rooker and Straight' Chair end Oak Occasions! Table to match. One Mission Oak Lounge, uphofetered In flussfan Leather. One Mission Oak Bookcase. v. _ One Mission Oak Folding.Card .Table.. Brass Beds complete with Box Springs termoor -Mattresses. .V Three or Four Iron Bede complete with Springs .and Mattresses. One Drop Head Singer Sewing Machine. One Remington Pump Gun, .12 guage, nearly new. .One Remington .22 nearly new. One genuine old Violin, excellent tone. One Mission Oak Llbrsry Table: One very .handsome Brsss Electric Lamp with Painted Silk Panels One Electric Lamp with Hand Painted-'China top. All Electrical Fixtures and a number of Tungsten Lights One new Lawn Mower. One complete set of Baliac'e Works in M volumes One .complete act of "History of the World" In IE Volume: (Morocco binding) new complete 18 volumes, Morocco bind- ing Pictures, China, Glass, large assortment of Kitch- en Utensils, Cooking Utensils, etc. Quantity of Bed Sheets, -Including Tabla Linen. .Quantity of Stuffed Birds. A Prompt Attendance Respectfully Requested Frank Waddington, Auctioneer, Terms, Cash ;