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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATIJHDAY, FKFilWARY 2a, 1018 riiE lk'triBiuncr'; viaily herald PAGE ELEVEN i NCREASEDRAewILL EOOCTi N FARM PRODUCTS Winnipeg, Feb. XS.-Thu following editorial flylieiii-ed In 'Wliinlpog Tele-(Tram; � � '" ' , ' "t'robttbly the lonst jiiBlltlable oBjoc-tlon mndo at Ottawa aenliist the rail-Avay board'H order (or an Inore'ase of frolRht rntea wiih that basdd qn Mio prediction that tho proposed Increase Avoiild discourage .producHnn o( ((rain, and llYo stock byputtluK an uhnocos-sary burdei^ npon tUe farmer. It Is obvious that no "unnecesitary" burden phould be put upon the farmer, �r upon any one elao. I( It could once be establlflliod that the propoMed rates Incroaao la Viinno-ceaaary" then the \vholo caao of the railway board falla to tho ground wltii-out further argun'icnt. Ijul, thia lina not heon Oatabllahed, nor dbija tho Tolo-Kran) bellevfi. that, conaldering the tie-plorable financial condition ot every Canadian railway, with the aolo exception of tho CI'.R. it la ut all possible to Iktabllah It. It wo admit, then, tliut the incroasa la necessary, to prdaerve tho weaker from complete ruin, lot uh turn to tlio evil effect that 8\ich a rise in ratea havo on production. Tn Hil'l-TUo year In which the war atartod-wheat sold forjDO.U ce>ila a bushel. Thia sum carried ll.abuahol from Hrandon to Fun William, a distance of 052 miles. In 191T, after three years ot war-a Uuah-�l of wheat aotd at %'i.2l. This sum paid tho freight on 'J8.U buaUel ot Wheat fr|m Brandon tn Fort WlUlum Under tho rallwni' board's proposed AUCTION Pure Bred Scotch Shorthorn Bulls  and Heifers At the Farmers' Feed Barn, Lethbridge, ON ' Wednesday/ Mar. 6 30 jHead Highest Grade Stock All pedigree guaranteed. PEARCE & SHINE Owners J. A. SMITH Auctioneer Sale 1 We, the underalaned willaell at Public Auction at the farm of e. R, Renfrew, South Half Sec. 30-8-19, 4 mile� south and 2 miles e�i�t of Coaldale. iday, MarcKl ft AVERY 1836 TRACTOR, iiaea 10 days; 1 ALL WOrtK 12:26 .TRACTOR, usod 10 days, no, reserve; 1 5-lj6ltom P." & O. PloW,'new; 2 Internatlonol on-stno disc harrows, new; ONE OOOQE TOURING CAR, run 8000 mlloB; 1 3-bottom. John Deoro'ioijt llfr plow; ^ McCor-ralclc S-It,, binders, (now;.!' Deer-ipg 8-ft. -bindpr, new;" 1 10-ft. Monitdr, pktess drill, n^w; > Kentucky press drill; 1 Hooster press drill,-.rn�wHl!,.3>/fe wagonsi^ lipw; 1 wnBon, extra heavy, Pish liiake; 1 (arnt truck; 1 hmU packer; 2 't-section ateel drag harrows, new; 1 Deering raowerj 1* Emerson mower; 2 JalneavDlo 1,4-in, gang plows; '2 sots harness, one new, :wlth breeclitiie;; X 160-bus. grain tanks, noyf; '2 hjiy racks; 1 cook stove; 1 heating stove; 1 round extension dining table;'G'dlning chairs; 1 set dishes; cooking u^anslls, ! Blacksmith outfit; 4 steel oil drums; G wooden barrels; chajra, adiovels, axes,;' lot ot Junk too -numerous to mention. LIVESTOCK. fl 5 year-old gold ink, hrokp, weight 1300; 1 5 year old geld-^g, broke, weight 1400; 1 8 year old mnro, bi'oke, bred: 8 4^year old gcUllnga, weight 1300 Id 1500; aj yearling heifers; 2 h^ood sows; 8 ahoats, flO to 80 lb?.; 26 ewoa; 1 registered Shropablre Ram. . ^ iNote-There'Willt.be d low reserve hW ;pn the? Ayory tractor ai^A Dodge motor car.- No., re-, s^rve on other articles. L'^NCH' WILL BE SERVED Site at 1 p.m. Terms cash uriless J. otherwiee arranged, Ef R, RENFROW, ,) IVI| A. MORRILL, |. Ownera E(H. TRACtIT ) Ai(ictlon'eeri: Geo, H. Legler, N�nton,VG. P. Deardorff," Box l SW, Lethbridge: Incroase, n buahol of wheat ui |a.31 would pay tho freight.chiirgeH on 24,5 buahcla from' llrapdon to;'Fort Wit-' llnni. . ', ;' ' - Thua, undur. the proposed Increase, tho price ot one bushel, of whbal will pay tho freight loUsAon lit bushels more than In loif: . V  In. other words, iivun with tho new rates In force, the farmer will obtain for hiM wheat ii price that will miike one bu^jhel pay tho freight tolls on 113 tforccnt more, wheat than In IDH; If this ahbuid prove to be "dlscour-hgtng" to tho western faHndr. ' Tho Telegram holievos that' It Will be tho, kind ot "discouragement," which niosj of them j�lll take with a smile. Now let us see bow the new r^tea win ".discourage" hog rollalnR^ ; In 1914 hogs aoUl af fV.Oi!. a hundred' pounds. Tl\l8 sum would ^ay the freight chargOH on 4.640 pounds of hoge from Mlnnodoaa to Winnipeg, a distance of 135 miles. In 1!)17 liogs wore worth tl4.B5 a hundred poundi. This sum paid the freight cimrgea on !�,870 pounds from Mlnnedost to Winnipeg. With tho proposed Increase In rates and with hogs selling at the same price %HM one hundred poundo of hogs win pny tho tranaportatlon tolls on 8,125 pounds between the same polnlH. In other words, the farmer will ho able to ship 75 percent more hoga for tho price ho wilt obtain for ouo hundred pounds today than he could under 11114 hog pricea and 1914 freight' ratea. It la Indeed ditflcuu to find any "dis couragemont'' In Ihoae figures. Thiin look at beet-In 1914 the price of cattle was |fi.88 a hundrcil pounds. This' Huni would pay tho freight charges on 3,li:il pounds of cattle from Sourla to Winnipeg. In 1917 the price of cattle was $!l.o;i ii. hundred pounds. This sum piilil the transportation chnrgea on ii,;\2o pounds between the same polnla. Under the now freight rntea this sanio price will still pay the freight churgea on 4,630 pounds. In other words, one hundred pounds of ciittli) at the ion price will pay for 17.7 per cent more-thanaportatlon, even under the advanced rates, than one hundred pounds at the 1914 price would pny for under preaont rates. Where, la the "discouragement" ot production? And, besides, there la every good ronson to believe that the prices of farm produce during the proaent year will bo considerably higher thhn.m I!) 17. No, clearly it ia not any fear that the now ratea will cause;'"Uis-courageniont" of farm productl^hi that accounts for the protest agalnat them. The chief reason are but two-and they art) both natural and not alto-fiother unreasonable. Tho first la that we all dlallke paying more for anything than we have been accustomed to pay for It. Whether wo really believe that "kicking" will do ufi any good oj not, It la a time honored cnatom to make a kick any-i way on the offchance that It might produce reauUs. The aecond reason fOi; Uie opposition is the general and possibly sound be-lioi' tliut, while the other roads must obliiln lilgher prices tho C.P.R. does not need them, and will make unrea-SDnablo profits If perniitted to charge them. TIiIb second argument ia the sound oiie, ^mi, can readlly,,,he;dlppoi}ed ptf. Tho C.i'.U. !iko every other buaineaa' enterprise, is entitled to a fair prOfit. and to no more. That la-all It aaya It Vi'ants. Very, well, then, let us take it at its word. Let the government niaku apecial provisions, when putting tho new rates into effect, that :)0 railway shall be permitted to keep, for Uh own uses .prqtlts .'jgreatBr;'than a iixed percentage, all over, .and>-above that rate to go to the government, to lighten our ever-growing load of taxation. Thia would dispose ot tho only serious, argument against the new rates, would eliminate the possibility of the most highly efficient organization profiting unreaaonably by-the weaknesa ot the other roads,, and - would, giVe'the other syatems.a 'chancei'to piill themselves out of their embarrasments, which are a constant menace to the security of Canadian finance. ^ lOCONTROLTHE Kdnionton, AUn., Feb. Ifl. -r- Now regulations for the control of packing houses and livoatock oxchangoa throughout Canada will be made as thb reault of a conference at Ottawa, tropi which H. A. Crulg, deputy minister ot Qgriciilture, has Just returned. Tltcy will have to do eapu-clally with audi matters �as purchasing methods, feeds and feeding at. the Btockyarda, weighing after sale and Insurance for condemnation of dla-oaand anlnmla. Mr. Craig aaya that an entirely harmoiilomt agreement waa reached on all theao points between the representatives ot the several interests and yio Hat of regulations will bo nmdo offeotlve by an order-in-councll ot tho fetjeral government. The outcome will be, It is 'claimed, a marked , improvnmont In the general trading and marJietlng condltlona at all the livestock cen-trea In the |}nmihluu. Food Control While In Ottawa tlio deputy minister al.io met the new fOod control conimls-slonera and discussed thoni tho Is'.iBtemiiil^WB'all admit, the same yes. lerday, l9ilay�^nd forever. To lllua-trato .tKo ftjiwrrfictlon.' What then are we tl'ghtlhB-tor,"ldQa8, nothing more. ;M4n In the Image and llkeneaa ot his the Jol) oven after pivancea, including the pliyatcal ' otiulpment (body) ahallhavo forever dlaappenred and entered tho realm ot nothing. , ' What then arp we flKhling for. Ideas. It is evident that once the right Ideas can prevail namely Cod'a Idea. Are wo then really cnligliffined, cultured, educated, Intelligent, utul wise. Can wo make the grade on ilu; present basis ot vatuea. The church can only make Uie grade when It can throw otr Uh niHterlal yoke. And remembei that tlio meek^ and lowly Jesus could not get a hearing within the temples and tabernacles of old, among the aucallBd learned cultured, the.;then eapocially fttVor�ipl In high place*, but found a ready and responslVe chord, and true heart action among the common everyday ahopbei'ds and fishermen. And that it was from ainong the.se that came the wisdom that In the dim distance flrat descended'through thn great mist. The star of hop^,,which led them through the lurbulance of material belief into the realm of truth life luul love's. There was'no nlght:thcre, only iiorfect day. The silence that was lieard around tho world. When the guppll(',aiion.=t and prayers offered In all tho ctiurchea In the whole world are that all mankind may become victorious ovri' evil and not that any particular suction, nation or church shall supercede the other, waves or holds boniiiiion. Nor la any nation or country ober alles. There la one, ruler bfj the uiiivni'se, who only, la ,e.y^rirwherc;;' ,: VVh'eri cnurche."), Bovernnienta, na-tlonij'ahd their peoples are reconciled to these;fact8,-�i!d they know the truth ana,.Jhe'truth;�^lll muke them free. 1, Th8.>YprlJ-,�^4'its inhabitants can-n 4> IS OERMA^IY.bEGINNING TO > : �, � 4- > : > >> > (It'. N. Brailsford in the New Republic.) A candid man will admit that the essential change for wiiicli, were hoping in Cermany hnx ' licRini in earnest. ' l^or t)ie turtliwr impetus. Which will make Oermany effoclivdy the national democracy, "Volkalaat," which the frankfurter Zeltung in large bcadllnes already calls It. wo must pr.obably WbU until a general olccllun h&t regenerated the HclcUatag. In the meanwhile, It we would Judge the sincerity of the change, and the solidity uf the gain, our clue Ilea in the main items of contention between the Reichstag majority and the TIrpltr. parly. The Katberland party t� Prua-slan militarlin) at bay. There are three testa, In Its dinmands for a permanent German military control over Delgium (It has given up downright antiexation It la without doubt defeated. Th'e next Issue la the Prussian franchise. I have before me the text of the Reform bill, with IIa moat un-Pru^^lan preamble, preacliing In �o many worda "trust In tho people" (Vert^auen in das Volk). It makea an end once for |ill of the' Three-class Franchise, and seta up eaual and direct voting. When one recollects that in the old system the two wealthier classes hud twice the voting power of the third class, which included eighty-five per cent, of the population, the minor defects at the new hiy are not worth mentioning. The hill sets up for the state Diet of benighted Prussia substantially (he same measure of manhood suffrage which the imperial Reichstag lias had from the start. Tho lOeuz ?!eitung (the organ ot the Lutheran reaction, predicts that If thl'a bill la passed, the Socialists In a House of 455 membera will gain 140 or 150 Beats (they now have 10), and the Conservative majority will give place to a majbrily ot Socialists, Poles and Radlcala. But will the bill pass? The Qer man press ia full ot speculations and accurate countings of votes, from which one gathers that, after stormy debates and many intrigues in the committee stage. It will be either pass ed or rejected by a narnow margin of ten or twenty- votes. The Conaerva lives mean to fight hard-even against the kaiser, who^e personal support la pledged to the bill. The Prussian Junker fears God, honors the King and expects implicit obodlonco from both. The ministry is pledged to ro-alBl any araepdn^onta which would ant up plural or unequal voting. Will It stand firm? writ^n tlila f)lll pa.saos, the day ot the .fuuker la over, and ovnn in the tar from satisfactory 'bill for tho reform ot the Pruaalan Upiicr llouBO there la no corhl'orf tor tljia doomed class, for It reduces the number of hereditary poors, and Inlrodufses "('aptniiis of in(lu8try" in their placo. Oyen,, Alta., Feb. 23.-Eai-ly Wednesday ^morning .ri^ws was brought to Oyen that the home of .lamea Alston of Acadia Valley, 'was burned to the grounil'^whlch resulted In the loaa of foiiFilves. It ajJ^oara that Alaton got up'early in the'horning to start the fire lava (.stove" went back to bed again'. When he .awakened lie tound the bpuaein flame.', lie immediately rU'Shed-Into the room where hls-two children were, but the flames had got such a hold on that jmrt of the building It was lmp6ssib!e''to reach thfe'ra'. He carried his wife out of the hous.e into the Darn and although he was^suffering '^terrlbly from burn's -ithd clSd only in his night clothes, jumped on a horse and rpde a mile and a haU,^to neigh-liors for assistance. Thk tej^jpei'ature was 35 below zero un^ conaequently he THE HEIDER 12-20 KEROSENE TRACTOR A four wheel, four cylinder, three plow Kerosene Tractor with a variation of speeds to suit farm or road work. Irltending purchasers remember this- There is no standard of rating Gas Tractors and a manufacturer can use any rating to fit the occasion but you can't make a "Draft Horse" out of a Jack Rabbit with a name and harness. It fakes a motor to get power. The,,Heicler is equipped with a Waukesha 41/2 t>y 6^ motor.;' Compare specifications and prices and you will buy a Heider., For Sale By MART McMAHON LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA 16 WERE KILLED Crystal Falla, Mich., Feb. 23.-Revised figures on the lo^s of life In the Amasa Porter mine 'accident Thursday show that sixteen men were killed when a bulkhead gave way permitting water and aaiid to rush Into the mine. As more waiter Is' threatening to pour into the mine It Is not known when the bodies will be recovered. Communications under this headli|& must bear the slgnaturea of the, ' writers. CAN THE CHURCH MAKE THE GRADE To the Editor;- It was the writer's privilege and good fortuhe to be present at a recent gathering in one of our churches whece a' very able speaker addressed those present upon the subject, "Can the Church Make the Grade?" It seems,"tin-fortunpto Indeed that the subject so a|)ly dlBciisged and I of. aticb mbtherit-oua world Importance cannot be made' available for ajgreater number of our people. ' ' � ,, , The keynote to Dr., Blank's utterances was to' the eftOct'.that the gre%^f religious organizations ot the aocaH-eil civilized world do not reach the greati. common masses ot mankind. : At this juncture the question arises in the writer's mind. Why? EehQana-t werk, war. "Division strife, cMuroh politics selfishness - Intolerance,: egpt-, Ism* greed. A great house dlvldfed' against itself. Each human ..hrada contrivance endeavoring to force Its' Ideals upon,Hie other., � ,,v ,. A'WiK of Idaki ' , At home abroad everywhere churc\t pbliilcs; looal,^ Ii' ^ The Jphn.Lausoh'Mfg. Co., New Holstein, Wis. Sinnott Block Distr3�,wt�rs for Alberta LethbridferAlb�rt� '^f ;