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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE' LETIIBRIDGE, DAILY HERALD. THURSDAY,' JANUARY 3," 1918 Jletbbribse "foevalfc XctbbrlDuc BlDerta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 323 6th Street South, Lethbridgo W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance -  Business Manager Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office .............. -252 Office .............. 1224 Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per week . Daily, delivered, per year . Daily, by mail, per year .. Weakly, by mail, per year .10 .$5.00 .$4.00 .$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 never paid, against such property only results in a larger volume of arrears being piled up, 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 oft the assessment roll the sooner will the cities get down to a permanent basis for financing. But in addition to this, something must be done Mo lighten the tax burden cn those owners of inside property who must keep up their taxes owing to their heavy investments. There appears to be only one way in which the cities can accomplish this-unless of course there should be an enormous growth of population in the cities with a correspond-Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 j ing growth in basic industries to nil-Dates of 'expiry!*"subscriptions ,ap- P'�>- them-and that is to go to the pear daily on address label. Accept- i bondholders, explain the situation, am} ance of papers r.fte: expiraticn date is gam ^eir consent to a refunding or our authority ^to continue the sub- : ?eoomUng process which WQuld sprelul ._ __^ j the present Indebtedness over a great- -:- " ~~~~  er number of years thus lessening tire THE PROGRESS I annual tax burden on the ratepayers. OF-THE WAR . | This plan, with the eawcise of the The Bolshevik! have definitely re-! strictest economy- iu controllable expenditure, will probably help all the deeply involved cities to pay their just debts without undue tax pressure on the ratepayers. 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 -population that is bound tto 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 indebtedness so that we can carry the burden fairly easily, the new capital and onvspirit, which had two effects: ""'Ijiprst^the cities built top lavishly in . -*'^ie way of permanent improvements, .^and second, too many subdivisions - l^ere-'added, spreading the population 1 ,;bvef �too -great an- area � thus makitfg-Jnfecessary unprofitable extensions of public utilities, and at the same time ,�'p|ringjng to the assessment -roll thou-,nds" of acres of vacant property on ' /^^bich b,ad been placed fictitious boom ^^ffilnea: thus creating a fictitious basis y 4^ror, jtaxation. i - i'^RTaflay: the. cities all find themselves '.�!*"ijjgavllyEngland, bnt had spent many years in the Yukon.>He was for several years of Mrs. Gordon Corbould of New | prior to his death...engaged with a Trr-i__,__i__t-> /-i i___t ,�..+ ... . . � Westminster, B.C., has died. Lieut Wright was 25 years of age. He was 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 annual donation to the Red Cross society and the Patriotic fund, giving $500 to the first cause, and $200 to the second. The annual appropriation of the municipality of-money for war donations is $1000. Tobacco is a necessity, not a luxury declares Lord Rhondda, the British food controller, in a statement published here. "We must have tobacco," he says. � "I believe that its would be a national misfortune. It means much both to the manual laborer and to him who works with his brains. Men would eat a' great deal more If they did not have tobacco." Dawson mining company. Steady/increase ih coal exports during the last ..'two years, despite an equally steKdy-curtailment-in fuel supplies to- South American countries in-an effort to handicap Germany's trade carried by ;nejutral steamers, is shown by figures issued by the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce of the United States. Canada m*>w is receiving the largest increase in fuel supplies with smaller increases to Cuba and Panama'. - Arrangements have been practically completed at Montreal for the amalgamation of St. Andrew's church of Scotland, the "Auld Kirk," Beaver Hall Hill,'and St. Paul's Presbyterian church, Dorchester street, the new The court of appeals at Montreal has rejected an appeal made on behalf of Israel Shaefer,' who asked their lordships to quash a verdict of the ,jury in King's. Bench holding him loss, guilty of having aided subjects of an enemy qoiintry, who sought to return to Austria. Appellant wanted a new trial. The decision against Shaefer was that he had attempted to dispose of transportation tickets to individuals, who while professing that they \yere returning to Rumania, actually intended going into Austria and this to the knowledge of Schaefer. . Mrs. Ralph Smith, widow of the late 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 as 'the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul ment, has "announced that she would be a candidate.,for the legislature at the hye-election. in Vancouver, made necessary by the death of her husband Lieut. Clifford B. Reilly, of Calgary, i last summer. While Mrs. Smith is who was the Laurier candidate against I in'thc-field" as an Jndependerit candi-Hon. A. L. Sifton in Medicine Hat has j date, the? Vancouver. Sun editorially been-appointed to an important post1 suggests that "it'would not be a bad In the office of the French high commissioner to the government of the United States. The work will continue until the close of the war at least. / Robt Matheson, M.A.,"dn qld resl- idea, to accord her the honor of elec-tiq'n'hy acclamation.1' H " At the' age of' 25- Lieutenant-Colonel Roland Bradford, V.C., M'.C, has just been made a brigadier-general. He is probably the youngest brigadier-gen- oral in. the BrltlHh, army,. The son' &t the date* Mr. G Woods, of Winnipeg, is also awarded tliejsP.S.O. In the New Year's lionpra, > He. is- chaplain.  '-! / In a judginenf given-.by Mr. Justice Clute of Toronto, George- R. Webb, merchant of Gano'noque.-Ont.v is awarded $5,000 damages in his action against his wife's father-and mother, William V. and Mrs. Bullock, of-the same town for alienation of his wife's affections. George was 30 and- Dora 32. In >her pre-nuptlal days, she-wrote,to him as "Dearest George'V but * after -she -became Mr3. Webb, ner. Iptteri referred to him as "That .pi-face,", They were married in her parents' absence, aflff afterwards Mr. and MTa. Bullock took the bride away with then} t.o Manitoba. Later she secured a divorce! in- Ohio, In the judgment, justice! Oiute'remark-ed that the young mqh had suffered grievous wrong and was entitled to substantial damages, :;W!ebb: sued for $10,000". " " " , _-.,v ., -,-. ,. Seven thousand decorations . have been conferred to date oh members of the Canadian expeditionary force for valor In the field and for! outstanding war services. Seven .officers 'and*' 12 men have gained the coveted Victoria Cross; 306^Officers"have received the Distinguished Service:Order;-'six have gained the bar to the\ Distinguished Service Order and 105 Canadian nurs-' es have received the Royal Red Cross. There have been - one 'RC,B:\ and 16 C.B.'s and three K.O.M.G.'s bestows^ on .Canadians. One thousand and ten officers and 26 of oth'efranks have been decorated with the. Military Cross. One hundred and eighty-eight medals have been awarded 'to Canadians- 64 to officers and 124-to men. Men In the rank's have been awarded with 676 Distinguished 'Conduct medals, and six received bars* to the D. C. M. Four thousand three hundred and twenty-four have/received the Military Mt-dnl, and 125 received';fcrs^to the Military.Medal and three received the second bar. Sixty-three'hayst-earned the Meritorious Service medal. 4 The Canadian fisheries for the last fiscal year were� valued-, at^ $39,208,378, or $3,347,670 more than' the _year before; salmon constituted $1Q,882,431 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." The Vancouver Sun heard a new argument against prohibition the other day. A man says that it cuts off a lot of donations from charitable and patriotic funds bec.ri.u3e there are some people In this town who never begin to feel generous until they have four or tire drinks aboard. 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 the Island's poor recruiting record and opposition to -the Military Service Act the; Toronto Globe'Bays, do not support its claim to have a member in a War Cabinet because it1 is a separate* province.! an* ever- ,creasing volume of tax arrears. Much tcff ',.*ttIyislonlpr'operty 'which the' owners in '*--*� we?"-inajority- of cases .would rather I? ' � V"  The Vancouver Sun thought Brit{ ish Columhia had gone some "in the matter of poultry -prices -when it heard that a turkey at New Hazelton had brought $24.50 at a. Red ;Cross 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 goose sold at Wlnterset shortly before at another Red Cross auction for $2,659, V Abbe Trofe, for .twenty years at Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal, and a Canadian has been appointed head of the Sulpician Order in>Canada. The former heads of the .order haye�been chosen -from France, . . ;., j . Miss Anna Smith, fifteen, yiar old daughter of a farmer at Daysland, was accidentally 8hot by her. father Monday afternoon and was; ^ou^ljt^to the Edmonton- general hospital suffering from wounds in the leg; It is stated.at Ottiw^tn-atcfhe'-United States 8hfppirig,,'board;ia co-operating with the Canadian government-in obtaining the release - of�'"four-i large steamers which; at present lire ice bound in the lower St. Lawrence. Government control5 Of inines and conscription of labor; in "the United States were predicted-by Iir A"i Snea'd, head of the fueHi-fminlstratfon's distributing agehcyj' IriHeWfying before the senate committee investigating the fuel situation. .;.�'!.;> ;.J>:... . ' The Liberals of Ontario 'arS to haVe a meeting .today-to consider^ the appointment *>of a successor to Hon. Newton Rowell as provincial leader and many believe that "William Proudtood, M.P.P; for Center Huron,' will. be the choice. v- Rev. W, ni.iin.'_th.e. dismissal .on the ground of financial stringency, expressed the vje^. .tha^ mptje � co'n- AT on Saturday Afternoon, Jan. 5, at 3/0'clock FRANK WADDINGTON, Auctioneer FIRE IN THREE RIVERS Three Rivers, Que., Dec. 30.-Fire yesterday morning destroyed the building ^t 111 Bonaventure street, oc- .cupiefcby the ,firm of .Eugene Julien . , t ............. N. . . and company. The'loss;; pBtimated at. ;?lder'a'tfbn was dt} 4tp Dr,� Bland -and upwards of $50,000 is partly covered i>r. Irwin' and' sulfafile *'provision by Insurance. should have been made -tor them. Ranges, Gas Stoves, Granite Greases, Paints, Nails, Carp Malleable Goods, Shovels, etc. These are just a few oi the lines to be Our ENTIRE STOCK Wil WITHOUT RESERVE are, biers' ;