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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR TJIE LETimnfDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, ini8 DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers tHE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 323 6th Stheet South, Lethbrldgo W. A. Buchanan Frcsldnnt and Jlanaging Director John Torrance -  Busintss Manager liditorial TELEPHONES Office OCtico .............. 122' ,10 rolinQiiIsli than pay the taxes year by,year tn tho distant liopo that the property might some day be worth Us assessed value. For the cities to continue to levy taxes, which are never paid, against such property only results In a larger vohiuio of arrears being piled up, and a fictitious credit appearing on the city's bool^s. The sooner tho outside properties on which (ho cities can not hope to Collect taxes, ara wiped otC the aspi\-;s-n-.ent roll tho sooner will the Kot down to a permanent basis (or financing. Uut In addition to this, Bomethlng mast bo done ~ to light-on the tax burden on those owners of Inside property who must keep up their taxes owing to their he.ivy Investments. There appear.'? to bo only one way in which the cities can ao-compltsh this-unless of courfo there PICKED UP IN PASSING fOI THE BUS^r MM Subscription Ratio; Daily, delivored. per week .. Dally, deiivered. per year .....|5.0U ^^^^^^ enormous growth ot popu- ^^Iv'^b'ml^il'Vye^':::::^';^" tl^e cities with a correspond- Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 ing growth in basic industries to em-1 ploy them-and that is to go to the I Dates of expiry of subscriptions,appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers s-tte. expiration date is our authority to centinue lh9 subscription. bondhdlders, expl.tln the situation, and gain their consent to a refunding or robondlng process which would sproad the present indebtedness over a greater number of years thus lessening tiro annual tax burden on the ratepayers. This plan, with the e��rcise of the strictest economy In controllable (x-pendlture. will probably help all 'he deeply Involved cities to pay their THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The Bolshevik! have definitely refused the German peace terms and negotiations have been broken  off. Whether this will mean a resumption,; just debts without undue tax pressur of hostilities remains to be seen. Tho ' 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 the government. Xo matter which way the pendulum Bwings, 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 now succeeded in dislodging the Teutons entirely from the wesi bank of the Plavo, in positions which they have held practically since the commencement of their invasion. This is sure evidence that the Teutonlo successes on the U.il(an front are over. �CONTROLLING OUR RAILROADS \\'hy should the railroads protest .against being controlled by the coup- on the ratepayers. The province, and In fact the Dominion, should be Interested in tho plan for the credit of the west do-pends on the manner In which the country meets its debts, and the debts of tho cities are among the heaviest so far created. Vve 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, wo will find that, with the growth of popalation that is bound �o come to this nejv country, espoclally after a declaration of peace, the tax bur-don will grow annually easier. Western Canada has the resources to create all the wealth needed to pay every dollar we have borrowed. What wo need is more population and capital to develop those resources. If we arrange our present indobt-odness so that we can carry the burden fairly easily, tho new capital and the novr population will come only too gladly. But we must not frighten Th� rink at Okotoks was destvoyod by fire. .Taa. Hall, a former partner of T. A. Burrows ex-MJ'.. died at Winnipeg. Geo. E. Lee, a former resident of Highgate, Ont., died at Vancouver. S. r. Glass, Unionist, had a majority of 1004-in East Middlesex. J. E. Armstrong. Unionist, has a majoi'ity of 695 In East l.ambton.' Henry Fleming, a brother of tho late Sir Sanford Fleming, died at CoUlng-wood. . Flavlen Moftatt, a former well-known Ottawa newspaper man, is dead. Former Controller T- S. Morris, may bo appointed asslstflut city treasurer of Hamilton. A Christmas tree ontertuinnient marked the opening of tho new gymnasium at St. Mary's, Ont, Tho village of Angus, nonr Camp Borden, narrowly escaped destruction by fire. -Mi's. Amos _Hnehea was fatally Injured, by a train "^whlle crossing rall-^vay tracks' near Napanee. The mayor of Havre, France, has forwarded S1,0C0 as a contribution from the city of Havre to relief of the Halifax sufferers. IJev. Wni. Westell, formerly a Baptist minister at Sparta, Ont., has transferred his allegiance to the Anglican church. ', Elizabeth Hawkins of Sherbrooke, nineteen years of age, died of burns receh\-ed when her clothing was set on | Corps, fire by a lamp explosion.^ ' Henry Duncnti, reovo of York township for twenty yaars, Is d6ad. A. J, Colvln, well-known Gait business man. Is dead. Harman'8 mills at FuUorton, Ont., were' destroyed by firo. Win. Peel, ft wofl-known roaldont of Paris, Ont., Is dead. Capt. Christopher Humble, a river pilot, died suddenly at Brockville. E. G. Porter, Unionist, has a majority of 416 in West Hastings. John Mnson, 17 year old son of Mrs. C. D. Mason, of Ensign,- died at Uoch-ester, Jlinn. B.C. provincial bye-Glections will be held in .\lberni, Ladysmlth and one seat in Vancouver January 24. Rev. Jns. Strachan.^of Gait, becomes pastor of the Baptist church at Collingwood. Flight Lieut. Gordon Dickie, sou of Rev. Dr. Dickie, of Chatham, has been killed*^ In action. The coal crisis has been relieved in Calgary, sixty-six cars having arrived in the city since Saturday night. There seems every likelihood that an investigation will be held into tho aditiinistrntlon of the Manitoba Workmen's Compensation Commission. Fire at Lachlne, Que., destroyed the plant of the Rapid Tool and Jlachlno Company, Limited and an adjoining structure in which 35 automobiles were stored. few. The "Y" Is sllont, and tho name" la pronounced as though spoUeil Wooms." Tl^orah's centenarian, John (Boule) McRae, died nt tho romnrkable age of 101 years. Ho was a native' of tho pnrl8h of KIntall, SiitherlandHhiro, Scotland. ..Ho had lived 80 years tu Thornh. W. J. Rowo, returning officer for the federal constituency of Lisgar, is-aiiod tho official figures for tho civilian vote of tho constituency as follows: Ferris Bolton, Union, 3,3B0; B. W. Quinn, Laurlor-Liberal, 5D4. dont of Clinton, Ont., and termor adl-tor of tho New Kro, diod In Chicago. For (lulto a number of years ho was principal of tho grammar school at M4I-ton, Berlin, CbnthKni and Napnnoe. Ho next engaged In Joiirnnllatic work, owning succoflslvcly Tho Milton Champion, St. Catharlnos News and Tho Clinton New Era. About 1880' ho niovod to Chicago, yirheriB hb owned and edited Tho Chicago Canadian-American. 1 Roboi't> Jiicob, 'barrlslor, was  noml-iialod as Uplon candidate' for North Winnipeg, to fill tho vacancy in tho' provincial logUlaturo caused by the resignation of H, A. RIgg (Labor), w,ho Returi^lng Officer W. A. Munnsi {coniostdd this constituency In tho remade hia official declaration In the cent federal olectlon and was defeated. Moose Jaw constituency election. Hon. j Tho nominating convention was com- posed of dologatea reprosontlng tho Llbornls, Consorvntlves, Ncxt^of-Kln, Great War Votorans and Returned Soldiers' associations. -_, Two well-known pioneers of the Vukon died last month-Frank Hale and Edward StlUman. Mr. Hale, a J. A. Caldcr's majority was announced as -IISO. James Somervllle, tho Independent labor candidate lost his deposit by B19 votes. Fire starting from unknown origin con^pletoly destroyed tho temporary church of Limolhju parish in Quebec._______....... _........._. _____ _____, _ Nothing could be saved, not oven the: native of Bath, Hnglandi came to the Holy HosL This was a temporary i Yukon In 1898, engaged In mining on c\iap6l being used for worship, the; Sulphur Creek, and afterwards be-parochlal church having been burnedcame a contractor In and around Dawson. Mr. StillniBn also wns a native , of England, but had spent many years ' In tho yukou.vHo Was for several years of Mrs. Gordon Corbould of New: prior to his tloaUi. engaged with a Westminster, B.C., has died. Lieut. | Dawson mining company. Wright was 25 years of ago. Ho was to the ground last winter. Flight Lieut. D.' U. C. Wright, son tho son of the late Angus Wright of Toronto, a grandson of tho late Dr. H. H. Wright and Sir Matthew Crooks Cameron. Tho councillors of tho Rural Municipality of Marquis have made thoir Rev. Capt. Edward Appleyard, who, has been decorated with the Jlilitary Cfosa, is rector of ..St. Matthew's church, London, Ont. Adelbort Roy Bush, B.A., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. David Bush, Con-secon Lake, Ont., has been killed in Action. Gordon Mott, of tho Royal Flying son of the late* W. A. Mott. M.P.P., Campbellton, N.B., was killed in Tcvas. In consequence of strong protests the British war cabinet will reconsider Its proposal to take over the British museum building for the use of the air board. The board of trade of North Bat-tlotord, Sask., has telegraphed to the government a protest against increas-Custoras officers at Sarnia, Windsor, I ed ff^elght rates Authorized by tho board of railway commissioners. .try that created them, while that conn-J eUher capital or population away Nby try is participating in a great world etruggle? ' , Tbt; manhood of Canada has been conscripted. Restrictions have been imposed upon various Industries and the consumption of food curtailed In hotels and restaurants. As the Toronto Giobo says the railroads were built to serve Canada, not Canada the railways. 'Their place in the successful, carrying on of war is of too serious import to the nation and to the Allied cause to be jeopardized by the �present haphazard methods of coordination and control. It the volun- fallure to pay debts already contracted. We must keep our credit good. Tiiat is the problem of. our overbuilt cities of tho west today, and it is a problem they must solve before they become more deeply involved. Don't break that resolution to "carry on." Yes it is ISIS-and it's not leap year either. ^ Quebec is in confederation to stay, says the Toronto Telegram, and of tary system has not succeeded across i-s obeys tho Tele-the border in attaining tho degree of' * orders, trarisportatlon eflSciency called for by the abnormal conditions that pre vail, what chance is there in Canada j under similar circumstances? Canada and her cause on the war-front are of greater concern than the views of railway' presidents or their ^toclcholders. No question of confiscation arises. Financial guarantees to stockholders of paiying concerns can be given and 'their rights safeguarded. But the people of Canada insist upon tho government control of the railway systems and an end to waste and inefficiency In the fourth year of war. -New consolidated schools at Milk River and Nobleford again emphasize the fact that Southern Alberta is lo the forefront in providing educational tacUities. Mayor Martin urges unity in Montreal, according to press dispatches. Nobody needs to practice the union spirit as much as Mederio Martin. He is one of the breeders of racial strife in this country. IS; WESTERN CITIES MUST ARRANGE 'nrO PAY THEIR DEBTS : Financial conditions in'the cities of Western Canada' have come to a "show-down." A solution for the dif- ;lictiUy must be found, or the altera- .tive is that the cities will be forced -to default on their bonds and go into receivers' hands. The Alberta cities are the first to' .grapple with the situation, not because tliey are any 'v.'orse oft than the Saskatchewan and B.C. municipalltres, hut because they ^lave come to an earlier realization of their position. The conference of mayors at Edmonton will 'discuss the whole situation, and with .government help it is expected that pomo means may be found whereby finances of tho cities of this province >'inay be put on a solid permanent footing. ;\The trouble In all western cities ifeas arisen as a diiect result of the i^oom spirit, which had two effects: ' First, the cities built too lavishly in 'tilc way of permanent improvements, and second, too niany subdivisions 'wore'added, spreading the population over too great an area thus making 'necessary unprofitable extensions of IjUbllc utilities, and at the same time bringing to tho assessment roll thou-'eands' of acres of vacant property on i-whlch had been placed fictitious boom V,aluesi thus creating a fictitious basis i '^^Dr taxation. Today tho cities all find themselves .jj^esvlly Involved, and with an  ovor-'(pcreaslng volume of tax arrears. Aluoh � � jpi: (lji?-a.rrears Js_on this useless sub-.;ftlY'Won'property which the owners in Ihe'-majorlty of cases would rather A nephew of Edward Blake and a nephew of Oliver Mowat were returned to Parliament as supporters of Union government -. JIajor H. M. Mowat in Parkdalo, Hume 'Cronyn, in London. The Vancouver Sun heard a new argument against prohibition the other day. A man says that It cuts o7f a lot of donations from charitable and pa triotic funds because there are some people In this town who never begin to feel generous until they have four or fivfi drinks aboard. Niagara Falls and Bridgeburg have been kept busy turning back men Endeavoring to bring liijuor Into On-i tario. JohnE. Code, a Grand Trunk detective, w^as found dead in his room in a Bridgebnrg house. He was asphyxiated ! by fumes from a plpeless natural gas stove. Two of the oldest residents of Collingwood, Mr. Win. Williams, ex-prin-clpal of the Collegiate Institute, and .Mrs. Williams, celebrated, their golden wedding'; ' The Canadian fisheries "for the last fiscal year were valued at $39,208,378. or $3,347,G70 more than the year before; salmon constituted f10,882,431 of this. Abbe Troie, for twenty y^ars at Notre Dame Cathedrtil, Montreal, and Canadian has been appointed head of the Sulpician Order in Canada. The former heads of the order havetbeon chosen from France, Miss Anna Smith, fifteen year old daughter of a farmer at DayiSland, 'U'as accidentally Ihot by her. father Monday afternoon and was brought to the Edmonton- general hospital suffering from wounds in the leg. It is stated at Ottaw^.that the. United States shfptting board is co-operating with the Canadian government in obtaining the release "of four largo steamers which', at present are Ice bound in the lower St, Lawrence, Government control of mines and conscription o� labor In the United States were predicted by L; A. Snead, head of the fuel adnilnlstration's distributing agency, in;-testifying before the senate committee investigating tho fuel situation. . . . ---- .  Tlio Toronto Globe states that It has been informed that the general election for the province of Ontario is to bo held next June, probably on Monday, June 24. , Fronuncihtion of - the name of Sir iRossIyn Wemyss, Great Britain's new First Sea Lord, is a puzzle to not a Steady/Increase In coal exports during tho last Jtwo years, despite an equally steady curtallraentin fuel supplies to South American countries in an effort to handicap Germany's trade carried by nB.utral steamers, is shown , , . .w T.. � ^ - I by figures issued by the bureau of annual donation to tho Red Cross so-. foreign and domestic commerce of the United States. Canada n6w is receiving the largest increase in fuel supplies ^y^tll smaller increases to Cuba and Panama. 's ciety 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 P�b-1 fordships to quash a verdict of the llshed here. "We must have tobacco,", jury in King's. Bench holding him he says. "I believe that its loss , guilty of having aided subjects of an would be u national misfortune, it; enemy (^ountry, who souglit to return moans much both to the manual labor-1 to Austria. Appellant wanted a now er and to him �svho works with his \ trial. The decision against Shaeter brains. Men would eat a' great deal j -yyas that he had attempted to dlsposp The court oC appeals at Montreal has rejected an appeal made on behalf of Israel Sliaefer; who asked their more it they did not have tobacco." Arrangements have been practically completed at Montreal for the amalgamation of St. Andrew's church of Scotland, the "Auld Kirk," Beaver Hail Hill, und St. Paul's Presbyterian church, Dorchester street, the new imlted congregation to worship in St. of transportation tickets to individuals Who while professing that^they \yere returning to Rumania, actually Intenfl-ed going Into Austria and this to the knowledge of Schaefer. Mrs. Ralph Smith, widow of the late Hon. Ralph Smith, minister of finance In the British Columbia goveni- ^"""I^ 1^^'"''^^ ^^^^"^ .'^'i^ ''^ \ ment, has announcfed that she would as the Church of St. Andrew and Paul. St. be a candidate for the legislature at the hj-e-elocflon In Vancouver, made , necessary by the death of her husband Lieut. Cllffprd B. Reilly, of Calgarj-,' last summer. 'While Mrs. Smith Is who 'was the Laurler candidate against! In'the-fleld as an Independent candi-Hon. A. L. Sitton in Medicine Hat has I date, tlie Vancouver Sun editorially been-appointed to an important post' suggests that "it "would not be a bad in the office of the French high com- i idfea to accord her tho honor of elec-missloner to the government of the j tion by acclamation.'' United States. The work will con- tinue until least. tho close of the war at Robt MathosoD, M.A.,' an old resl- At the age of 25 Lieutenant-Colonel Roland Bradford, V.C., McC, has just been made a brlgadler-genoral. He Is probably the youngest brlgadler-gOTi- oral In the British urmy. The Bon ii( the :Utc Mr. a. Bradford, conihttlnic mining ongineor, of Darliniton, ho wns educated at Sandhurst and r�-ooltt'd a lleutohaticy, In the* Durham Lli:ht Infaniry. lie went: biit with the original expeditionary force. He yas awarded the V.C. In Novemher, 1916, for fearless energy under fire of alt deiarlpilons ,and slilKui leadership in attack, whereby he saved the situation ^n the right flank of his brigade and of the division. He was wounded last February. The unique honor of having three sons decorated with tbo Distinguished Service Order belongs to Col, W. P. Anderson,^ chief engineer In the department of marine, at Ottawa. Two of tho sons are In the New Year's list of honors Just published. They are Llout.-Col. T. V. Anderson, who lost an arm at Vlmy Ridge, and is at present . in command of an engineering corps overseas, and Major Alexander Anderson, commanding the 3nd Signal company at the froi^t. About  year ago. Col. VV. B. Anderson, another son, now on the headduartera staff of the Canadian army oifrps, London, won tho D.S.O. A brother In law of Col. W. B. Anderson, Col. A. W, Woods, of Winnipeg, la also awarded th�'D.S.O. In tho New Year's honors. He is chaplain. '  In a judgment given by Mr. Justlco Cluto of Toronto, George R. AVebb, merchant of Qanonoque,- Ont., is awarded $5,000 damages In his action against his wife's father and mother, William V. and Mi-s. Bullock, of the same town for alienation of his wife's ftections. George was 30 and Dora 32. In her pro-nuptial days, she wrote to him as "Dearest Oeorge'\ but. after she became Mrs. Webb, ner letters referretl to him as "That pl-face." They were married in her parents' ahsence, aflTT afterwards Mr. and Mta. Bullock took tho bride away with them to Manitoba. Later she secured a divorce' In Ohio. In the judgmont. Justice Olute'remark-ed that the young man had suffered grievous wrong and was entitled to substantial damsgea, Webb sued for $10,000. ' ' Seven thousand decoi-atlons hhva been conferred to date on members of tlie Canadian expeditionary force fpr valor in tho field and for: outstanding war services. Seven officers and 11! 'nen have gained the coretcd Victoria Cross; 306.i)ffleers have received tho Distinguished Service Order; six havo gained tho bar to the Distinguished Service Order and 105 Canadian nurses have received the Royal Red Cross. There have been one K:C.B. and 16 C.B.'b and three K.O.M.G.'s bestowed on Canadians. One thousand and ten officers and 26 Of oihernnks have boon decorated with the Military Cross. Ono hundred and eighty-eight medals havo been awarded to Canadians-G4 to officers and 124 to men. Men In tho ranks have been awarded with 67G Distinguished ;Conduot medals, and six received bars to the D. C. M. Four thousand three hundred and twenty-four have recelred the Military Midnl, and 125 received' Bars to the Military JMedal and three received tho second bar. Sixty-three haye earned tho Meritorious Service medal. 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 says, do not sup port its claim to have a member in a War Cabinet because it'is a separati province.' The Vancouver Sun thought Brit Ish Columbia had gone sorho'^in the matter of poultry prices -when It heard that a turkey at New Hazelton had brought 134.50 at a . Rod ;CroBS 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 Wintorset shortly before at another Rod Cross auction for $2,559. AT The Liberals of Ontario 'ar6 to haVe a meeting today to consider the ap-pointment'ot a successor to Hon. Newton Ro'tt'ell as provincial leader and many believe thafWilUam Proudtood, M.P.P. tor Center Huron, will be the choice. .' Itev. W. G. JfH'arr;. PhiD., pastor of Maplewood Congregational Church, St. Louis, Mo., hps accepted a call to tho pastorate of Bond Stre_et- Congregational Church, Toronto, Tn'Sitccesslon to Rev. Byron H.Stauffer, recently removed, to San PranclBco. ' ' One of the pioneBr-^Tesldents of Victoria passed away In .the person of Mrs. Christinnia Weller, widow of tho lato John Weller, founder of' the well-known furniture -hijuso of that city. Deceased was 92 years old and bad resided in^ Victoria since 18pl, Mrs. Frank Di Rice, wife of Llout. Rice, of Winnipeg,, who hnff.boon In cbmmand of a detachment of (be Canadian Engineers at Sydnej^; N. S., and who is a grantlsop o? the late Roy." Dr. Rice and a.nephew.'of H. L. Rice, of St. Marys, was killed In' the recent explosion at Halifax, Tho Methodist court of appear has announced Its decision In the'.appeal case ftgurdlng the disralssal "of Uov. Dr. Bland and Rev. Pr. Irwin from th^ staff of Wesley oolleg;e, Winnipeg. The finding of th^, court, 'whUe upholding the consUtutlohar standpoint of the college board Jul tho dismissal on tho ground of I financial stringency. HAYR HARDWARE CO. on Saturday Afternoon, Jan. 5, at 3/0'clock FRANK WADDINGTON, Auctioneer FIRE IN THREE RIVERS Three Rivorii, Que., Dec. SO.-Pire yesterday morning destroyed the building j).t 111 Bonaventure street, oo- cupisfl. ;by the ;fIrm of Eugene Jullen Qxpressed the vlp\y, that, ippp.o oon-and cpmijany. Tho-loss;-estimated at, :Sliler'atldn was dyi^ ,to Dr. Bland and. upwards of ?50,000 is partly covered Or. ' Irwin and su tahlb ~i)r