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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 F -T * r THE'",/ A - DAILY J. 4 \ - .. is?.; - i j - f l r T -1 ^ - Devatb '�fcietbbrfofle, alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers (THE L.ETHBR1DGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED S23 6th Street South, Lethbridgo W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance' - - Business Manageri ment roll the sooner will the TELEPHONES , . Office .............. 1252 financing. Business Editorial Office * # � 1224 Subscription Rate3; DaJIy, delivered, per week ..... .10 Daily, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Daily., by mail, per year ......$4.00 per year .....$1.50 relinquish than pay the taxes year by,year in the distant hope that the property might some day be worth its assessed value. For the cities tp continue to levy taxes, which are nevor paid, against such property only results in a larger volume ot arrears being piled tip, and a fictitious credit appearing on the city's books. The sooner the outside properties on which the cities can not hope to collect taxes, are wiped off the assess- cities get down to a permanent basis tor But in nddition to this, something must be done-to lighten ! the tax burden on those owners of inside property who must keep up their taxes owing to their heavy in-vestments. There appears to be only one way in which the cities can ac-compHsh this-unless of course there should be an enormous growth of population in the cities with a correspond* The rink at Okotofcs was destroyed; by fire, Jas. Hall, a former partner of T. a. Burrows ex-M^*.. died at Winnipeg. Geo. E. Leo, a former resident of Highgate, Ont., died at Vancouver. S. F. Gloss, Unionistrixad a majority, of 1004^n East Middles Weekly, by mail, _ Weekly, by mail, per year to TJ.S..|2.00 ing growth in basic industries to em� ^te7^fTel^'^Tubscriptions,ap- P^y them-and that is to go to the pear daily on address label. Accept- \ bondholders, explain the situation, and ance of papers f.fte. expiration date is gaiu their consent to a refunding or our authority to centinue the sub-; ?ebonding process which would spreiul | the present indebtedness over a greater number of years thus lessening the > J. K. Armstrong, Unionist, has a majority of 595 in East Lambton, 1 M Henry Fleming, a brother of the late I Sir Sanford Fleming, died at Colling-wood. , ^ Flavien Moffatt, former well- known Ottawa .newspaper Tnan, is dead. Former Controller1?- S. Morris, may be appointed assistant city treasurer of Hamilton. A Christmas tree entertainment I annual tax burden on the ratepayers. 1 marked the opening of the new gym- THE PROGRESS OF'THE WAR j This plan, with the ewe is e of the The Bolsheviki have definitely � re-1 strictest economy- in controllable tot-fused the German peace terms and | pendfture, will probably help all ?he negotiations have been broken . off.! deeply involved cities to pay their Whether this will mean a resumption, i just debts without undue tax pressure I*, on the ratepayers. Russian government is reported to have ordered a strengthening of the frontier defences. In the meantime General Kaledines is gathering a great force behind him with the object of the overthrow of thi government. No matter which way the pendulum swings, the Germans are likely to be engaged again for some time on the eastern front. The reinforced "Italian armies have returned to the offensive against the Austro-German invaders -and with the aid of the French troops have how succeeded in dislodging the Teutons entirely from the west bank of the Piaye, in positions wtych they h*Ave ^held practically since the commencement of their invasion. This is sure 'evidence that the Teutonic successes on ttie Italian front are over. �CONTROLLING OUR The province, and in fact the Dominion, should be interested in the plan for the credit of the west depends on the manner in which the country meets its debts, and the debts of the cities are among the heaviest so far created. We must arrange our finances so that we can continue to pay our debts without an undue strain, and if we curtail to the minimum further capital expenditures, we will find that, with the growth of i population that is bound to come to this new country, especially after a declaration of peace, the tax burden will grow annually easier. Western Canada has the resources to create all the wealth needed to pay every dollar we have borrowed. What we need is more population and capital to develop those resources. If we arrange our present indebt- + edness so that we caH carry the burden fairly easily, the new capital and RAILROADS * Why should the railroads protest!.the neyf, population will come only, against being controlled by the coun- \ too gladly, But we must not frighten jtry.th^t created them,, while that couii-j eUher;capital or population awayNby try^s* participating -in a great world | iailurei.'to pay debts already cpntract- Henry Duncan, reeve of. York township for twenty years, is dead. A. Jf Colvin, well-known Gait business man, is dead. Harman's mills, at Fullerton, Ont., were' destroyed by fire. Wm. Peel,- a^wefl-known resident of Paris, Ont., is-dead. 1 " . Capt. Christopher Humble, a river pilot, died suddenly, at Brockville. E. G. Porter^ Unionist, has a majority ot 416 in West Hastings. 4 John Mason, 17 year old son of Mrs. G. D. Mason* of Ensign, died at Roch-. ester, Minn. Rev. Capt. Edward Appleyard, who, has been decorated'with the" Military Cross, is rector of *St. Matfne^s cnurch, London, Ont. - Adelbert Roy Bush, B^A., youngest air board. men's Compensation Commission. .. - * ^^^^^ Fire at Lachine, Que., destroyed the plant of the Rapid Tool and Machine Company, Limited and an adjoining structure In which 36 automobiles were stored. Gordon Mott, of the Royal Flying Corps, son of the"" late*- W. A. Mott, M.P.P., Campbellton, N.B., Was killed in Texas. i In consequence of strong protests the British war cabinet will reconsider its proposal to ;ftake over the British museum' building, for the use of the few. The "Y" is silent, and the name is; pronounced -aa thdughv spblleh* "Weem8.M \ �^fct ^ J dent of Olluton, Ont.� and.former e'di-: tor of .the New fira, died in* Chicago. For- auite a/number .bf years he was principal of the grammar-school at Milton, Berlin, ;Chafcha.m arid Napanee. He next engagedsin journalistic work, \. Th,orajl'a,centenat;ian, John (Bouie) McRaef died at t.bo remarkable age of - - WJti i01 years. He was a native* of the ! owning successively Tho Milton Cham- pIon,,S.t. Catharines , News and The Clinton J^owEra. Ab��t 1880* he moved to.lGhicaip, ^here he owned and edited The 'Chicago Gariadian-Ameri-can. Robert - Jacob, AmrriBter,: was - nonii- iHT ,\Kintail.-SutherlandBhire, W; Rowe, returning officer for the federal constituency of LIsgar, issued the official figures for the civil ian vote of the constituency as fol-" hated as UpIOn ^cftridldate � for North lows: Ferris Bolton, Union, 3,360; B. I Winnipeg, to fill the vacancy in the W. Quinn, Laurier-Liberal, 594. provincial legislature caused - by the - resignation .of. R. A. Rigg (Labor), wjio Returning Officer W. A. Munns contesto'd this constituency in the re-made his official declaration* in the cent federal election^ahd was defeated. Moose Jaw constituency election* Hon. j The nominating convention was com-; J.. A. Calder's majority was announc- f posed of delegates representing the ed. as 4130. James Somervliie, the i Liberals, .Conservatives, Next-oMCin, independent labor candidate lost his I Great War Veterans and Returned Sol- of 0arn the right flank of his brigade and of the division, He was wounded last.February. deposit by 619 votes. ft- j a Fire starting from unknown origin completely destroyed the temporary church of Limoirou parish in Quebec. diefs' associations. ^^^^ 4 Two well-known pioneers of the Yukon died1 last montji-Frank Hale and Edward Stillmah. Mr. Hale, a Nothing could be saved, not even the native of Bath, England* came to the Holy Host. This was a y temporary Yukon in 1898, engaged in mining on chapel being used for worship, the f Sulphur Greek, aud afterwards- became a contractor In and around Daw- parochial church having been burned' to the ground last winter. Flight Lieut. D.' R. C. Wright, son son. Mr. SUUman also .was a native of-England, but had spent many years � in the Yukon.>He was for several years of- Mrs. Gordon Corbouid of New ; prior to- his death...engaged . with a Westminster, B.C., has died. Lieut.; Dawson mining company. Wright was 25 years of age. He was 1 the son of the late Angus Wright of Toronto, a grandson of the late Dr. H. H. Wright and Sir ,Matthew Crooks Cameron. �The councillors of the Rural Municipality of Marquis have made, their Steady/increase itt coal exports during the last Jtwo years, despite an equally steady curtailment-in fuel supplies to- South American countries in. an effort to handicap Germany's trado carried by neutral steamers, is Bhown by figures issued by the bureau of Ld* fl}�nJS M Rtd ?r0S? >B�" foreisn and domestio commerce of the ?fflHnl flST S United States* Canada now is receiv-tl,JZ th^hfirst,ca"?Q and *2?�J� tht lnS the largest increase in fuel sup-fnf^Jn nfvDfl^rovrUtion otivliw ^Itil raaUer increasea to Cuba the municipality of-money for war do-io�ri -d^a^ nations is $1000. Tobacco is a necessity, not a luxury declares Lord Rhondda, the British food controller, in a statement pubj lished here. "We must have tobacco," he says, "I believe that its loss 4 * son of Mr. and Mrs./ David Bush, Con-secon Lake, Ont., has been killed in action. .struggle? The manhood of Canada has been Restrictions have bejen ed.- We must keep our credit good. r -Thafc is the problem of. our overbuilt cities of the west today, and it is a various industries and pproblem they must solve before they Don't break that resolution to "carry on. Yes It is 191S-and it's not leap year either. * - . ____ Quebec is in confederation to stay, says the Toronto Telegram, and of course Quebec always obeys the Telegram's orders. r--conscripted. imposed upon^'iVanuua xuuuoui^ ^ iUe:febnsamptibnr of food curtailed in iTjecome more deeply Involved, hotels' and restaurants. As the To-. ronto Globe: savs the railroads were built to serve Canada, not Canada the railways. *Tbeir place in the successful- carrying on of war is o* too seri-.'bus import to the nation and to the -Allied cause to be jeopardised by the "present haphazard methods of coordination and control. If the volun-tary system has not succeeded across -the Border in attaining the degree of ^transportation efficiency called for by the abnormal conditions that pre Vail,fjvhat.chance Is there in Canada under similar circumstances? Canada 'and her cause on the war-front .are o| greater concern than the views of rall-Vay* presidents or their -stockholders. No .question of confiscation arises. Financial guarantees to stockholders xOS paying' concerns can be given and j 'their rights safeguarded. But the people of Canada Insist upon the government control of the railway systems and an end to waste and inefficiency iu the fourth year of war. Customs officers at S.arnia, Wiudsor, Niagara Falls and iBrldgeburg' have been kept busy turning back men Endeavoring to bring liquor into On-tario., ' JohnE. Code>a Grand TrunKdetec-tive, was found dead in his room in a Bridgeb*rg house. He; was aaphyxiated by fmnei froai a pijr^iess natural gas stove. The board of--trade of North Bat-tletord, Sask., has telegraphed to the government a. prptes.t against increased freight rates authorized by the board of railway commissioners. % - Tlie Toronto Globe states that it has >een informed that the general election for the1 province of Ontario is to be held next June, probably on Monday, June 24^ i and Panama. The court of appeals at Montreal has rejected an appeal made on behalf of Israel Shaefer,' who astced their lordships to quash a verdict of the jury in Ring's. Bench holding him , guilty of having aided subjects of an would be a national misfortune, it'. enemy country, who sougiit to return means much both to the manual labor-1 to Austria. Appellant wanted a new er and to him who works with his | trial. The decisipn against Shaefer brains. Men would eat a'great deal was that he had attempted to dispose more if they did not have tobacco." 0f transportation "tickets to individuals, - who wliile professing that\hey w,ere Arrangements have been practically returning to Rumania, actually intenfl-completed at Montreal for the amalga- ea going into Austria and this to the mation of St, Andrew's church ot I knowledge of Schaefer. Scotland, the "Auld Kirk," Beaver Hail Hill, "und St. Paul's Presbyterian , Mrs, Raipn Smith, widow of the late church, Dorchester street, the new Hon. Ralph Smith, minister of fin-united congregation to worship in St.' ance in the British Columbia govern-Paul's church, which will be known ment, has "announced that she would as the Church of St. Andrew and St. [be a candidate.;for the legislature at Paul. I the bye-elecfion in Vancouver, made necessary by the death of her husband illy, of Calgary, | last summer. While Mrs. Smith is The Unique honor of having three sons decorated with the Distinguished Service Order belongs to Col; W. p. Anderson^ chief engineer iri the department of marine, at Ottawai Two of the sons-are in the New Year's list of honors just published. They are Lieut.-Col. T, v.-,Anderson, who lost nu arm at Vimy'Ridge, arid is at present. In command of an engineering corps overseas, and jMajor Alexander Anderson, commanding the 2nd Signal company at the froijt. "About a year ago, Col. W. B, Anderson,aft other son, now on the headquarters staff of the Canadian army ccfrps, London, won the D.S.6. A brotherAiri;la^;pfcGoi; W. B. Anderson, Col. A. Wdpdi, of Winnipeg, is also awarded the'fD.S.O. In the New Year's honfcrsr ^He-is-chaplain. ' � *] In a judgment given-.by Mr. Justice Clute of Toronto, George- R. Webb, merchant of Ganorioque,- Ontij; is awarded $6,000 damages in his action agalnBt his wife's father and mother, ^Villiam. V. and Mrs. Bullock, of the same town for alienation of his wife's affections. George was 30 and* Dora 28. In her pre-nuptial days, stie. wroteVto-him as "Dearest George'vbut�after Bhe became Mrs. Webb, ner ftttefs referred to him as "That ..ptface."* /They were married in her parents' absence, afltT afterwards Mr. apd/^frs. Bullock took the bride away With them to Manitoba. Later she Becured a divorce in Ohiow In the judgment, Justice Olute'remark-ed that the young man had suffered grievous wrong and waB entitled to substantial damages, Webb sued for ?io,ooo: " / 4 a- - ? \ _ -New consolidated schools at Milk River and Nobleford again emphi the fact that Southern Alberta i3 to the forefront in providing educational facilities. Two of the oldest, residents" of Col-lingwood, Mr. Wm. AVilliams; ax-principal of the Collegiate Institutp, and Mrs. Williams, celebrated* their golden wedding; * * � t" worse off than the Saskatchewan and B.C. municipalities, but because they *have come to an earlier : , realization of their position. The con-/ uierence of mayors at Edmonton will > V^ipcuss the whole situation, and with JiC.;%W^overnment help it is expected that r^S^�uie means may be, found whereby ^|?/|^lnances of the cities of this province -Sfe-'^uay be put on a solid permanent foot-. Mayor Martin urges ,unity, in Montreal, according to press dispatches. .Nobody needs to practice the union spirit as much as Mederic Martin. He is one of the breeders of racial strife In this country. A nephew of Edward Blake and a nephew of Oliver Mowat were returned to Parliament as supporters of Union government -. Major H. M. Mowat in Parkdale, Hume 'Cronyn, in London; - r w r- Miss Anna Smith, fifteen,; year old daughter of a farmer at. Dayilarid, was accidentally Shot by her, father Monday afternoon and was tjrought.to the] Edmonton^ general .iibspital^ suffering from wounds in .the'leg/- -it is stated at;6ttajw^:that:the>United States shipping aboard is co-operating with the Cariadi?ta government-in obtaining the release' of four large steamers whlchi afctpreseht-iare ice bound in the lower St, Lawrence. The Vancouver Sun heard a new r argument against prohibition the other day. A man says that it cuts o?f a lot of donations from charitable and patriotic funds because there are some people in this tpwn who never begin to feel generous until they have tour or five drinks aboard. Government control" of inines and conscription of latfpih in /the United States were predicted-by Lr-As,, Snead, head of the fuel ^'ilftinistratfon's distributing agency;/ini*testlfying before the senate committee investigating the fuel situation. ,. ^ .*.- . * r The Liberals of "Ontar*id 'are to hav*e a meeting today to consider the appointments a successor to' Hon. Newton Rowell as provincial leader and many believe that 'William Proudfood, M.P.P. for Center Huroh; will be the choice. - ;.'/;Zv$^The trouble in all western cities W^^^^-'arisen as a ditect result of the fe^ff^lf�nvspirit, which had two effects: JSS�|^rst;;: the cities built too lavishly In c^ii^Q W&y ot permanent improvements, Sf^apd second, too many subdivisions lit.1 -k ' * - * : > * - ; i'ere-^added, spreading the population Prince Edward Island asks for representation in the Cabinet. If it has a public man of Cabinet' timber he should not-be passed over. But tne Island's poor recruiting record and opposition -to the Military Service Act the Toronto Globe says, do not' support its claim to have a member In a War Cabinet because it* is a separate* province. \ !;^; r;^Ver 4oo great a-n area thus making & ^pessary unprofitable extensions of ^�V'""'^bUc utilities, and at the same time hglng to the assessment roll tnou- ^ 'pf Acres of vacant property on ^^^^'^^ been'placed fictitious boom Uueflj-thus creating a fictitious basis Spday the cities all find themselves The Vancouver Sun thought Brit; ish Columbia had gone some "in the � r matter of. poultry prices -when it heard that a turkey at New Hazelton had brought $24.50 at a.Red .Crossj raffle." It says it has to sing low now'. A goose sold for the Red Cross at Greenfield, la., brought ?2,912.50. The same gqose sold at Wlnterset shortly before at another Red Cross auction for $2,659,. fire in three rivers Btfn,.  , - ... . Three Rivers, Que., Dec. 30.-Fire ||te!nyolye^ and with an *ever-1 yesterday morning destroyed the rj|stihg volume of tax arrears. Much | building �t 111 Bonaventure street, oc- Js on this useless- sub--, 3 , . and company. v �� " " " I upwards "of ? ^e^uajorlty / of cases -would rather I by insurance. iqnvproperty \vhich the owners in _ Rev. W. G. MHarry PhVDl, -pastor of Maplewood Congregational Church, St. Louis, Mo., .unaccepted a call to the pastorate of Qond-Street- Congregational Church, T6rontb,"Tn'- succession to Rev. Byron H.-Stauffer.vrecentty removed, to San Francisco. :" -i" 3>' I J> One of the pioneer^Tesi^erftB of Victoria passed away the person of Mrs. Christiania teller, wid'ow of the late John 'Wetter, founder pi" tjae well-known furniture'' blouse of that city. Deceased was 92 y<|ars oldYftnc? had resided in Victoria slncev 1881% Mrs. Frank t).';iRIqe; 'wife of Lieut. Rice, of Winnipeg: wHo has*;;been In cbmmand of a detacliment, of (ha Canadian Engineers ; at Sydnefc-N. S., and who is a grandspn QOhe late |H,ey:Dr. Rice ahd;;^^^^. H. L. Rice, of St. Marys,4 was killed in'the recent explosion at Halifax,* The Methodist CQur/t, of .appeal has announced its decision in the^appeal case regarding tfte ,disr4issai