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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY mancing t - h l fa: Is:, Iu giving his New Year's message to 9th when they will have an informal the people of Lethbridge Mayor Bar-1 meeting with members of the provin-die this morning predicted a revolu-jcial cabinet to consider the situation, tloii^within the year In the financial, In his letter to Mayor Hardie calling affairs of the cities of the province of hJm to the conference. Mayor Evans 'Alberta. It is not the first time the'stated: mayo* has predicted that such a revo- Edmonton's Position, . lution- "would have to take place, but "It will occur to you at once that he declares that the time is now at. measures which we may consider de-hand. A refunding process is the � sirable or inevitable might be much only salvation of the cities of the pro-, more easily achieved by a general vince, he daclares, and arrangements / provincial act than if each city went will have to be made shortly to go at it piecemeal. This does not con-to the bondholders who bought Cai- template any attempt under present gary. JEdmonton, Lethbridge and Me- conditions and on such short notice to dlcine Hat bonds to ask them to j draw up a general city act, but, to give spread their bills against the cities f one illustration, this city at some time over* period of probably 60 years in-i within the not distant future will. In stead of 30. {my opinion, be obliged to consult its The mayor's New Year's message j bond holders. No machinery for such to the people was simply that thej consultation at present exists and very strictest economy would have to ; could best be set up by a general probe maintained, and anything in the j vincial act, or if necessary a general if; . K - nature of luxuries in civic life cut out, as it had been amply demonstrated that the people could not pay the taxes they are being called upon to pay. At the present time Lethbridge has about $450,000 In tax arrears in addition to the arrears set up last year. As only about 60 per cent, of the 191? taxes were paid in, there remain 40 per cent, iu arrears to be added to the $450,000 in arrears prior to 1917, so that the total now is round the $650,000*mark. Mayor Hardie declared that this condition cannot go on. - Mayors to Meet. As Calgary, Medicine Hat and Edmonton are in the same boat or worse, Mayor Evans of Edmonton has called the inayors of the three sister cities to meet him in Edmonton on January 4 " J -V X 1, 1 t 1/ T v) .K. . j y - r V. =� X Enjoyable Affairs Boy is Wounded in France Pakowki Mias Elisle Soderberg who has been teaching-'school at the John Joe school left with her els tor Saturday for her home near Calgary. Sunday School and church services drejnow held in the now school. Sunday School at 11 a.m., church at 8 pan,, Rev. N. C. McMurray being pastor. �- i t Dominion Act" Mayor's Reply. Mayor Hardie^tu his reply said: "Ij am glad to learn too that there is another mayor in the province besides myself who a-oalizes that it is impossible for any city in Alberta to meet its present obligations, and that some form of.refunding is necessary. Lethbridge can hold out to {he last if necessary on account of our prosperity, but I would rather see all the cities make an honest confession and get down, at once, to considering a'solution." Mayor Hardie first predicted that western cities would have to consider a rebonding or refunding process during the municipal campaign in December 1916, and reiterated it in the campaign in December 1917. f I Yl \ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^k t ^ T . f u 1 _ w ^ '�- RILL FOR FIRES MYSTERIOUS CLASS Godfrey. Captains Cyril Chivers, Thomas Dixon. Lieut. Harold Porter. Royal Canadian Rifles: Major Algernon W|llougfcby. Captains Arthur Langdon, Jghh^Paulin. Light Horse: Captains Walter King. Lieut. Arthur Everett. Chaplains: Captains Edwin Graham, Harold McCausland. Roderick Mac-donnell, Miles Tompkins. Engineers: . Captains Alexander young, Oliver McCaug, Alan Stewart, Francis Malloch, McLeod White, Wm. Richardeon,1 Laufuet Putnod. Lieutenants; Chas. Clayton, Stan-Norfolk, Va.. Jan. 2.-Twenty-five Jiey rjer, Gerald Latimer, George Mor-BUspects were on the grill today in ley( sterrick McCracken. Col. Richard-the Investigation of the mysterious Son, Ormohd^ Stitt, James Thorn, Cecil series of fires which caused $2,000,000 j Galley, Erie Woodward, damage in Norfolk and lesser damage in Newport News and Portsmouth, jaearby. A mass of ice covered ruins was today surrounded by sailors, marines Kv'-1 and home guards and the city gave the the appearance of being under martial law. ri Splendid Sum Sent-Farewell Party For Flying Corps Man Ottawa, Jan, 2.-It is officially an- Jul 7 * WHile the local authorities seemed V?.oun^:t?ro"^Ul,e ch.ief cen.sor'B of- today to be less.of the opinion that the fires were part of a plot to destroy the city, or to distract attention irpHri the government's Avar plants on t�eV waterfront while enemies might yrprji destruction there, the depart* 5^?Meiit of justice1 was active today and ahout twenty suspects were turned 'oTfer to gjovernment* agents by the police court without, hearings. Two "women are among those detain-1 �d and among the men is W. J. A.' Brosvoordt who is charged with hav-ihgi made disloyal remarks -while the .,1 .� r � ^ Montlcello oHtel was burning. His n at another hotel was searched an^ there was found papers, maps, of .';Nbrfolk, a book of German memos ' ' with a picture of the kaiser and a locked box. The authorities took pos- �esaiQB of all. - � ^ V t i > Military Cross " Xbndon, Jaiir. 2.-Additional honors ^fi" to Canadians have been granted,as follows r-  Jnfantry; Majors, James Bates. Har-rJty Clifton, Harold Mould, Geo. Nichoi-,|^aon, Arthur Plow, Frank Scruton. . ^^:fiCaptains Frank Brown, Richard ^^iBrbugh, Stanley Cunningham, Hobt. �3>unlop,. Eric Finley, Richard Good-Wg-fflti'- Mtfelvln Graham, Eric ' Haldenby, fice^ that the following troops have arrived safely in England. Canadian officers training corps candidates for army commission. RoyalFlying Corps, officers." Draft East Yorkshire Regiment* from Bermuda. Drafts artillery, horse, siege and field; from St. John, N.B., Montreal, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Signallers from Ottawa. Forestry, from Montreal, Levis, Toronto, Wlhnip'eg and Prince Albert. Medical corps, from Ontario. Canadian nursing sisters and V.A.D. nurses from Toronto, Newfoundland troops, imperial recruits, details. ^Melville Tenbrocke, Oliver Travers! Harold Wood, James Whittle. ^{ftffdwin Hill, Geo. Hodgins, Ernest Law-tiSirehce, Robt. Macdonald, John Miller, l;|';TThps. Kelley, Leo Patenaude> Hugh Jppgdley, Arthur Plant, John Puaslow, IWi^elville Thompson, Richard Taunton, p; *Brown, Joseph Dacers, Charles Dick-S^TOi'""Everett Etherdge, Thoa. Griffith, ^f^fjid^in Langton, Geoffrey Macdonald, xMi $orne Montgomery, James Murphy, Nickle Wm. Ross, Archer Toole, p'H'dwaM Tye, Henry Ward, Albert White. . v : v Sergeant Majors JlP^pieutenants Wm. Anderson, Geo. Arthur Garrod, Gep.'Matten, Thos. Moulds, fljil^illery-Majors: Clarence Bishop, -I|:^pWam Hanson, Wm. Leggat. Cap- ^tains: Walter Harrisom Laurenoe t*:.Tr�nv Tim O'Brien. Lieutenants: An- t*r^Miazin%Richardsbn, Wm. Vassie, James ^Sfe^fSdicals - Major Arthur Jones. lns^Herbert Allison, Ohas. Fen-Rbljert Gardiner, Richard Her-f^Harry Whytock: |irigt. ;Major Oscar Stensand. ays: Captain Robert Shore. ^^titejt)Lahts Duncan McCammon, Al- - r Mi ^achihe Guns: Major Wm. Good-Lieutenants Alfred Baker, Geo: ^an,^J6hn Dewart, Irving Hall, Jackson, Th omas Vant. [ortara: Ldeut. Lennox Captain Wm. Herridge. llj^Companiefl; Captains Harry elLgVm. Copper. Lieutenants 9m$gr&*W> fester Spalding. "8||�if^^R^ace Glftson, ajninjr School: Gapbain Joseph iinleMRilles;�]. Major Thomas AID 10 POT ON PLAY (From Our Own Correspondent) Sprihg Coulee, Dec. 31-After a few cold days last week the welcome Chinook came Saturday morning, the snow disappearing with great rapid-itv. .�A^great many people had large fihristmas dinners. The Xelley, Thompson, McCarthy people dined with Messrs. Ralph . and Harling Thompson. Guests^ numbering 17, besides the famines and Miss Luclle Horspool of Lethbridge; who was visiting Miss Aileen McCarthy. Mr, and Mrs. Geo. Culp had as their guests Mrs. Rie^ of Magrath and her four sons, Mr. Askeberg and his two small daughters, 31r. and Mrs. Wood and. baby and Mr. and Mrs. Crocker. The dinner was delicious and the day was pleasantly' spent with vocal land instrumental music and visiting. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jolliffe had as their guests the Mr. Herman Johnson and family and Mr. Risvold. Mrs. Orrock had her sister and brother. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Joiner-Long had their daughters home besides other guests. Mrs. Herbert E. Kelly has had dinners about all the week, Mr. and Mrs. Howell and Mr. and Mrs. Crocker, Thursday evening, and yesterday the large family who assembled for Ghristmas were her guests as she is spending New Years Day with her mother, Mrs. Stafford in Lethbridge, �;. The Lftdjes' Aid society are putting op a play entitled "Two Rebels," the synopsis will be seen in next week's Herald. After that sketch a longer, heavier play will be put on entitled "The Blossoming of Mary Ann." These plays have been selected with much Care by.iMlSB Lily Courtney Snow of Spokane, Washington, who graduated from Boston and afterwards |ook a post graduate course, and who nowf has a studio in Spokane, where she teaches dramatic art. Yesterday Rev. Mr. Ingles preached from the significant text Philipplans ill. chapter 13 and 14th verse, "forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, 1 press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God lh Christ Jesus." An excellent sermon;for the last Sunday of the'year and an incentive for 1918. Next Sunday the text will be taken from John's Gospel VI. and 12th verse, "Gather up the fragments that remain that nothing be lost; The aermon will be on economy and food conservation. All! people cordially invited. 4 L - 11 (From Our Own -CorreSDondent) Magrath, Jan. 2.-The Halifax relief committee acknowledge with thanks donations from the following Magrath people: Len Harker $5, \V. Sabey S5, Wm. Ririe $5, S. Ackroyd $5, Cyrus Coleman $5, J. H. Turner $5, 'A. O. Peterson $5, S. LR. Wright $1.50, Wood Bros. $5.50, I). Fowler ?5.50, Amos Peterson $2.50, E. P. Tanner $3, Mrs. T. Bone 30c, Benj. Mathln $5, O. A Woolley $2, P. Taylor ?lj E. Bennion $5, J. J. Gibb $2, E. Harker $2, J. L. Gibb $2, E. Henniger $1, M. Gibb $2, T. Dudley $1, J. B. Rine. $25, J. Parkinson $1, Mrs. Wright $1, D. H. Bingham $5, R. O. Rich- $5, H. Hillier $1, E. Elbert 50c, H. Coleman $1. Ed Clifton $1, Free Clifton $1, B. Cope $V-F. Karren $5. J. T. Henniger $5, A. Shel-ton $5, A. F. Geddes $5, P. Bradshaw $5, Mr. Woodger $2, J. Sabey ?5, L. Tellgar $4, H. Howes $1, T. Bingham $1, W. Phillips $1, J. Head $1, D. Toomer $1, A. Muhley $1, F. Miller $2, A. Coleman $1, Geo. Card $1, J. Farren "$1, J. Anderson $2.40, Orene Anderson $5, O. Gurney $5, Ralph Minor $1, J. L. Finlayson $1, J. O. Bridge 52, J. H. Briuge $2.50, J. E. Harker $2, M. Murray $2, F. Minor $2, Geo. Coleman ?'\ M. Harker $2, M. C. Neil-son $2;*Ed Holetnan $1.50 G. Dudley $1, Geo. Minion $2, M. Rich $1, Geo. Giggie $5, E. Hodges $5, W. T. Passey SI P. C. Balderson $1, T. Daviea $5, I. G. Gilbert $2, C. E. Reiber $1 C. Monson $1, G. A. G. Geddes^ $5, A. R. De Mun-by $1, Magraih.Meat Market $3, Reed Chipman $1.50, L. C. Minor $1, T. Powers $1, R. Rasmusaen $1, W. Wilson $1, R. W. Bradshaw $50, W. Taylor $1.50, R. Winterton $2, C. Steele $1, Henry Hllmea $2, C. A. Passey $2.50, Wm. Baxter $2, Wm. Miller $2, S. Matkin $2, J. Brown $5, D. Pryde $1, B, Hood $1, C. W. Stoddard $5> W. H. Hindley $1, M. Ackroyd $1, G. Gurney $2, G. E. Woolley $2.50, E. L. Ririe $2, 1. K. Atkinson $5, D.'White $2, G. kaM der3on $2, H. Clifton $1, H. Baker $1, E. R. Karrey $2, A. Watson $1, C. Christenson ?1, C. Minor $1, C. Dudley Sr. $5, P. Blumei $2, Phil de Arcy $2, J. H. Staffen *o, W. T. Passey Jr. $2, Geo. Coleman Jr. $1, C, Harrison $2, Frank Allen $2, Geo. Naylor Jr. $1, J. A. Ririe ?5, J. I. Chipman M. Larson . 6c, *ra b letcher $5, Magrath Ward $5, Carl Anderson $2.5,0, M. Godfrey $2.50, J. Steele *o, Dr. Dice $2/ A very successful dance was held and a good sum realized. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bowen and John Stacey nf Idaho are here visiting with Mrs. Bowen's sister Mrs. Harold Wood. Mr. and Mrs, Jos. Evans spent Xmas. day in Raymond visiting.' The people here were ready to welcome the pleasant change in the weather which came on Friday evening. The cold spell of the past-week has been a severe one and all those who had full coal bins were in luck. The Magrath public school has recently purchased another Victory Bond, this is the third for the school children, all donating a little towards same. A large crowd was in attendance at the Assembly Hall on Saturday evening when the play "My Mother's Rosary" was presented. On Friday evening the Progressive club gave a dance. A large crowd �was present and all report the best time of the holidays. Joins Flying Corps A delightful little party was held on Thursday evening at the-home of Mr. Ellis Henniger, by the officers of the M.I.A. in honor of Mr. Nepbi Head who .left on Saturday for Toronto where he baB entered the Royal Flying Corps. The eyeaing was spent in playing games, and a presentation of a pocket kodak was made to Mr. Head. A delightful luncheon was served and all report an excellent time. ; Messrs. Nephi Head.and,John BarHs left on Saturday morning for Toronto where they will train for service in the Ro^al Flying Corp. They fire both prominent men in .this district. Mr. Head has lived-here'most of his life, he came with his parents to Magrath among the f^rst settlers. He has tcught school and been a prominent young man in the L.D.3. church.. Hie parents are prominent* and well respected citizens of Magrath. Nephi will be greatly^ missed in ;this community. A presentation was made to these young men on Friday evening by Mayor Bennion pn behalf of the cltizmB pi Magrath. Thfe was a neat little badge of honor and shows the1 respect which the people had for them. Mr, Harris' home is in Spring Coulee, but is -well known in Magrath. Blac)c wero charged with being lookers oh, and were each fined $20 and cOsta., v Lieut. Thomas Sneddon arrived home on Christmas afternoon on .furlough. Tho people of Taber were pleas-qd to see his smiling face ambngfst them again. Tom left with the 3nd C. M. R. and won his commission at tho front. t The members of the Unionist club had a meeting laat Thursday evening, and after the business of the meeting had been completed a subscription was taken up for the Halifax explosion sufferers. Tho suni Of $141 was raised and has been forwarded to Halifax. Mrs. Bailey received a cablegram this week stating that her son, Leonard, was married on December 24 at Worthing, Sussex. Provincial Constable J. W. Fletcher, who has been stationed^n Taber for the past few months has . resigned from the force. 'Constable. Arnold, of Retlaw, has been transferred to Taber, and it now in charge. Constable Allen, of Medicine Hat; has now been placed in charge at Retlaw, COM and Mrs. Zachariah Holstein. Rev. J; Golding performed the ceremony. Death of Young Lad Christmas has been made sad in Gotthard was a real'little man, a stay I on Christmas'night when some of'the youhg fellows of the town, who had been indulging in "firewater" destroyed some of the fixtures belonging to the eldest son of Mr, and: Mrs. Bradin.jNew York cafe- Warrants are out for this neighborhood^ by reason of the tfcp arrest of t death of Gotthard Brodin. age 14, the and comfort in the homo, and was loved and respected by his teachers and schoolmates. Funeral services at the home. The remains were taken to the Union Presbyterian church, Orion, where the sermon was preached Rev. J. Golding conducting the services. Owing to thefe storm prevailing that day, interment ycould not be made, but will be made later. Nell Robertc Wounded We are sorryj to'Ijear'that another of our home boys ^Neil Roberts has been wounded in Prance. We hope it is not serious. Snow has been falling thick and fa^t this week. Church services hereafter will be held in the school house, at Pakowki. SundayvSchooi at 3 o'clock, preaching at 8 p.h�' * ' , the participants so no doubt they will pay for their recklessness. An unique situation has arisen in conjunction with the occurrence. A town bylaw reads that all restaurants shall close at eleven o'clock. The mixup took place after the dance, the owner of the cafe allowing the boys to enter his place, thereby breaking the law himself. Developments will be watched with curiosity. " Jack Neal has been working m Ray- SIR EDMUND WALKER, ' C.V.O,, LLD., D.C.L, President H V. F. JONES, As* Gent ManaSer ERCE SIR JOHN AIRD. General Manager V. C. BROWN, Sup't of Central Western Branches Capital Paid Up. $15,000,000 $ Reserve Fund, . $13,500,000 BANKING SERVIC Your banking requirements may be entrusted to this Bank with every confidence that careful and efficient service-will be rendered. Consult the Manager. Lethbridge Branch- - R. T. Brymner, Mgr. (From Our Own Correspondent) Milk River, Dec. 29.-We have been having real winter weather for some time now temperatures from 20 to 30 degrees below being recorded. Roads are in rather bad' -shape with much snow and ice in some places. Owing to the weather, conditions of the fall farmers were well along "with their work much ground having been prepared for crop since harvest. ' The entertainment given by the Milk River school Dec. 20, In the new school house was a decided success. The new school building is of red brick of two storeys, three school rooms an assembly room and basement. The assembly room and hall adjoining were ] crowded qn this occasion, and a, very enjoyable evening was spent by all. Mr. Geblanc who has been teaching grades 5, C, 7, 8, and 9r in.'Milk River went north to spend the holidays with his sister whc> is also teaching. Mr. I i I'-. Geblanc will again take up his work on Jan. 2. Miss Myrtle Soderberg who has been teaching in 2-15 left for her home near Calgary last Saturday. Miss Svelesberg will not return after the holidays as haB been contemplated. The Christmas tree entertainment at the 2-15 school Friday night was well attended and the children showed tiie result of careful training by those who had it in charge. Mr. and Mrs. Mastin Madge returned home Friday having been away on a visit to Mr. Madge's old home in. Ontario. Mr. and Mrs. Madge gave evidence of having had a most enjoyable time and were warnily welcomed } back home their many friends.^ Ambrose Burnham and family have gone to the coast ?or a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Joe, MCKnight left last week for Ontario, Mrs. MeKnlght's old.home, where they intend to spend the winter. Rev. N. C. McMurray is depending a few days in Calgary this week. Mr. and Mrs. John Atkinson left Cor Mr. Alkinson*b old home in Iowa last week. Dan Case foremrly of this place but now in charge of a pump station for the C.P.R. at Lund Creek was In tdwn last week. Mr. Case had recently suffered the loss of a finger which rendered him unfit for work. Mr, James Bruce is spending the holidays with relatives in Calgary. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coats and Mr. J, Jochem and family were Christinas day visitors witbU&*&. Smith and family. Mrs. L. MacAdow. was in Lethbridge Mail DO NO T Help to support the schools, churches and charitable institutions; Pay any taxes in the community; r ji Help build the roads or care for the streets; Spend one dollar with the farmer or com-munity; * _ ? 4 " Furnish employment to a single resident in the community; Extend credit* as does the local merchant; Sell as merchant; Show gpodf r of goods as the local i � j i 4 i "1, *� they are paid for. - i 1J K - * IS 1 \ - (m 4j - c -V h 4 �+ 1' i- -. " .1" A, r - - "\1 J - � . - r ~ * 15 ;