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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRtDGE DAILY HERALD THURJiDAY, JANUARY 3, iOlS Hetbbribje 1^cral^ Xet!)brlt>de, HlDctta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COIV1PANY, LIMITED 323 6th Stheet South, Lethbrldgo W. A. Buchanan Presidont and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager TELEPHONES Uiiainess Otfice .......... Editorial Ottice .......... Subscription Rateo: Dally, deliYeieil. per week rcIlnanlsU tliau pay llie taxes your byywir In llio distant hope ttint tUo property niiKlit some ilay be worth Its usspssod vahie. For fUe citios to contlnno to levy taxes, which are never piiiri, against such property only re-suits in a larger volume ot arrears being piled lip, nnjl n fictitious credit appearing on the city's books. The sooner the outside properties on which the cities can not hope to collect t.-vxes, arc wiped oft the assess-n;ent roll the sooner will the clllcs got down to a permanent basis fur ^____ financing. Uut In addition to tUi.^, 1221 i something must be done ~ to lighten { the t.TX burden cn those owners of Insildo property who must keep tip their taxes owing to tlieir heavy Investments. There appears to be only one way in which the cities ran l\c-j compliah this-unless of course there .10 j ^ 2v"mun'- ItoS : should be an enormous growt,> of popu- Weekly, "by mall, per year .....Jl.oO ; latlon In the cities with a corn'spond- Weokly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 | (ng growth in bssic i.idU3trk-s to cm-"ut^r^f'^i'r^Ttl^Hi.U^iT^Ploj- thcm-and that is to go to the pear daily on address label. Accept-; bondholders, expU\ln the situation, and ance of papers r.ftei oxplratkn date !a g^j^ ti,ej,. consent to a refunding or our authority to cenUnue the sub- pp,^ process which would spread scfiption. i ^ . , , , , � j the present Indebtedness over a groat- ---'---^ gj. nmijijej. ye.irs thus lessening thvher6 lib owned and edited Tho Chicago Cnhftdlnn-Amerl-can. "W. J. Howe, returning officer for the federal constituency of Liagar, Issued tho official figures for the civilian vote of the constituency n.i follows: Ferris Bolton, Union, 3,350; B. W. Quian, Laurier-Llberal, B04. Returi^lng Officer W, A. Munua made his official declaration In the ' cent federal election and was defeated. Moose Jaw constituency election. Hon. i Tho uomtnaUng convention was com-J. A. Caldor's majority was announc-; posed of derogates roprosonting tho ed as 4130, James SomervlUo, the LtbornlB, ConBervnttves, Next-ot-Kln, Independent labor candidate lost his | Groat War Votorans and Returned Sol- I Robert Jiicob, 'barrister, was noml-tiatod ns Union oatidldnto for North Winnipeg, to fill tho vacancy In the' provincial legislature caused by the resignation of R. A. Rlgg (Labor), w^o ! contested this constituency in the re deposit by 619 votes. Plre starting from tmknown- origin coropletoly destroyed the temporary church of Limoltou parish in Quebec. diors' aBsuciattons. ,, Two well-known pioneers ot the Yukon died last month-Frank Hale , and Edward Stlllman. , Mr. Hale, a Tho village of Angus, near Camp Borden, narrowly escaped destruction by fire. .Mfs. Amos ^Hughes was fatally injured, by a train nvhlle crossing rall-?vay tracks' near N'apanee. The mayor of Havre, France, has forwarded $1,000 as a contribution from the city of Havre to relief of the Halifax sufferers. Rev. Wm. Westell, tornierly a Baptist minister at Sparta, Ont., has transferred his allegiance to the Anglican church, '. Elizabeth Hawkins of Sherbrooke, nineteen years ot age, died ot burns received when her clothing was set on fire by a lamp explosion: Customs officers at Sarnia, Windsor, .Niagara Falls and Brldgeburg' have been kept busy turning back men *en- CONTROLLING OUR RAILROADS ' Why should the railroads protest '\ the new population will come only .against being controlled by the couii- i too gladly. But we must not frighten i ''savoring to bring Ittjuor into On-.try that created tUem,. while that noun-� either capital or population away �by try is participating in a great world failure to pay debts already contract-struggle? i ed. We must keep our credit good. The manhood of Canada has been That is the problem of. our overbuilt conscripted. Restrictions have been cities of the west today, and it is a imposed upon various industries and; i>roblem they must solve before they the consumption ot food curtailed In i hecome more deeply involved. The board of trade of North Bat-jtletord, Sask., has telegraphed to the government a protest against Increased tfelght rates authorized by tho board of railway commissioners. * - Tho Toronto Globe states that It has been informed that the general elecfion for the province ot Ontario Is to bo held next June, probably on Nothing could be saved, not even the; native of Bath, England, came to the Holy Host. This was a temporary Yukon In 1898, engaged In mining on chapel being used for worship, the ~  - -parochial church having been burned to the ground last winter. Flight Lieut. D.' R. C. Wright, sou Sulphur Creek, and afterwards be came a contractor In and around Dawson. Mr. Stlllman also, was n native of England, but had spent many years in tho Yukon.jHe Was for several years of Mrs. Gordon Corhould of New; prior to his death, .engaged wJth a Westminster, B.C., has died. Lieut. | Dawson mining company. Wright was 25 years of age. He was the son ot the late Angus Wright ot Toronto, a grandson ot the late Dr. H. H. Wright and Sir Matthew Crooks Cameron. The councillors ot tho Rural Municipality of Jiartiuls have made their Steady/Incrense in coal exports during tho last .two years, despite an eciunJly steady curtailment In fuel supplies to- South American countries in-an effort to handicap Germany's trade carried by neutral steamers, Is shown , ^ , , I by figures Issued by the bureau ot annual donation to tho Red Cross so- joreign and domestic commerce of the ciety and the Patriotic fund, giving united States, Canada n6w is recelv-$500 to the first cause and $',!00 to tno jng th^ inrgest increase In fuel sup-second. The annual appropriation otipugg .^yjtj, smaller Increases to Cuba and Panama. The court ot appeals at Monfi'eal has rejected an appeal made on behalf 1 of Israel Shaeter; who asked their the municipality of money for war donations is 11000. Tobacco is a necessity, not a luxury declares Lord Rhondda, the British ,^ ua^.;u uicn food controller, in a statement pub-j lor^ghips to auash a verdict ot the lished here. "We must have tobacco," | jury In King's. Bench holding him he saya. "I believe that Its loss; guilty of having aided subjects ot an would be a national misfortune. It enemy (^ountry, who sought to return means much both to the manual labor-1 to Austria. Appellant wanted a ne-^v er and to him who works with his I trial. ~ brains. Men would eat a' great deal more if they did not have tobacco." The decision against Shaefer was that he had attempted to dispose of transportation tickets to individuals, , , , , who while professing that^thoy were Arrangements have been practically returning to Rumania, actually Intenfl-coniploted at Montreal tor the amalga- ed going into Austria and this to the matlon of bt. Andrew a church ot i knowledge of Schaeter. Scotland, the "Auld Kirk," Beaver Hall Hill, and St. Paul's Presbyterian church, Dorchester street, the new Mrs. Ralph Smith, widow ot the late . . , , . ] Hon. Ralph Smith, minister of fin- united congregation to worship m St.: anco In the British Columbia govern-Pauls 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 Lieut. Clifford B. Reilly, of Calgarj-, the hj'o-eloctlon In Vancouver, made necessary by the death of her husband i last summer. While Mrs. Smith is hotels and restaurants. As the Toronto Globe says the railroads were built to serve Canada, not Canada the railways. "Their place in the successful carrying on of war is ot too serl-j ous import to the nation and to the Allied ckuse to be jeopardised by the present haphazard methods ot co-ordiuation and control. It the volun- 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,J;^j ^j^j^* says the Toronto Telegram, and ot' ' ^' .,.,,,, i course Quebec always obeys the Tele-tary system has not succeeded across i "^^^ ^"^^ the border in attaining the degree ot' transportation eft'icle-ncy called for by the abnormal conditions that pro yall, -what chance Is there In Canada under similar circumstances? Canada and h6r cause on the war-front are of greater concern than the views of railway' presidents or their stockholders. No question ot confiscation arises. Financial guarantees to stockholders of paying-concerns can be given and their rights safeguarded. But the people of Canada insist upon the 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 N6t>leford again emphasize the fact that Southern Alberta is to the forefront in providing educational facilities. WESTERN CITIES MUST ARRANGE TO PAY THEIR DEBTS Financial conditions in'the cities ot Western Canada have como to a .'.'show-down." A �solution for the dif-�ficulty must be found, or the alterga--tlve Is that the cities will be forced to default, on their bonds and go Into recoivers' hands. The, Alberta cities are the first to' � grapple with the situation, not because iljey are apy worse oft than the Sas-jcatqhewan and B.C. municipalities, but because they ^lave come to an earlier , jealizatlon of their position. The con-�fere'nce of mayors at Edmonton will , ,]dlBCVi8s the whole situation, and with �government help it Is expected that Ipoine means may be found, whereby iinances ot tho cities ot this province viniay be put on a solid permanent toot- itrvThe trouble In all western cities , � -Jibs arisen as a dliect result of the ,|oon^ spirit, which had two effects; - jFirat, the cities built too lavishly In the way ot permanent improvements, \ /and second,. too many subdivisions -�^vere*added, spreading the population 'over'too great an-area thus jnaklug ineoessary unprofitable extensions of 3^)Uhllo utilities, and at the same time ^ bringing to the assessment roll thou-HandB' of acres ot vacant property on ; which l|,ad been placed fIctltioUs boom ' r'.y,alu|eSj thus creating a fictitious basis r^llipr taxation. -,^..Today the cities all find themselves ')j|J|avily Involved, and with an' ever-^ ^,,,Increasing volume of tax arrears. Much i\, ' jpllv^jf^e.^^arrearsla on this useless-autt-!,:'.(Jlvlsilomproperty which tho owners in i�, ilie"Tnajarlty of cases would rather 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. JohnE. Code, a Grand Trunk detec tive, was found dead in his room in a j Monday, June 24. Bridgeb�rg house. Ho was asphyxiated by fumes from a plpeiess natural gas stove. Two of the oldest residents of Col-llngwood, Mr. Wm. Williams, ex-principal of the CoIieBlate Institute, and Mrs. Williams, celebrated- their golden wedding^: ' Tho Canadian fisheries ~for the last fiscal year were valued at 139,208,378, or $.1,347,670 more than the jrear before; salmon constituted $1Q,882,4'J1 Pronunciation of - the name ot Sir Rosslyn Wemyas, Great Britain's new First Sea Lord, is a puzzle to not a who was the Laurler candidate against in-the-fleld as an Independent candl-Hon. A. L. Slfton in Medicine Hat has 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-1 idea to accord her the honor ot elec-mlssloner to the government ot the i United Stales. The work -will continue until tho close ot the war at least. I Robt Matheson, M.A.,' an qld resl- tionby acclamatloii." At the age of 25 Lieutenant-Colonel Roland Bradford, V.C., M.C., has just been made a brigadler-general. He Is probably tho youngest brtgadler-gen- ornl in. the Urltl�h army. The ion (it th6:late' Mr. 0. Bradford, coniUlttriK mining engineer, ot Darllntton, ho was educated at Sandhunt ,and r�-oolVeH a lleutbniincy; in th� Durntm Light Infantry, He" went diit with the original expeditionary force, H� yas awarded the V.C, In Novembar, 191(5, for fearless energy under fira ot all detorlptlons ,and skilful leader-iihlp In attack, whereby he saved the situation ^n tho right flank ot hie brigade and of the division. Ho was wounded last.FobrUary. The unique honor of having three sons decorated with tho Distinguished Service Order belongs to Col, W, P. Anderson,, chlet engineer In the department of marine, at Ottawa. Two of tho sons are In the New Year's list of honors Just published. They ere Llout.-Col. T. v.-Anderson, who lost nn arm at Viniy Ridge, and Is at present In command ot an engineering corps overseas, and Major Alexander .Anderson, commanding the 3nd Signal company at the froqt. About a year ago, Col. W. B. Anderson, another son, now on the headquarters etatt ot the Canadian army odVps, T.Andon, won tho D.S.O. A brother in law of Col, W. B, Anderson, Col. A, W, Wbode, of �Winnipeg, Is also awarded th�';D.S.O. In tho New Year's honbrSf He la chaplain. In a judgment given by Mr. Justico Cluto ot Toronto, George R. Webb, merchant ot Ganoinoque, Ont;, ie awarded $5,000 damages In his action against his wife's father and mother, William V. and Mrs. Bullock, ot the same town for alienation ot bis wife'a affections. George was 30 and Dora 32, In her pre-nuptlal days, she wrote to him as "Dearest George'V but after she became Mrs. Webb, her letter? referred to him as "That pl-face." "They were married In her parents' absence, afltT afterwards Mr, and MY*. Bulloek took tho bride away with them to Manitoba. Later she secured a divorce in Ohio, in the judgment, Jiistlce Olute'remark-ed that the young man had suftered grievous -wrong and was entitled to substantial damages, Webb sued for $10,000. Seven thousand decorations have been conferred to date on members ot the Canadian expeditionary force fpr valor In tho field and for outstanding war services. Seven olticers end la men have gained the coveted Victoria Cross; 306 4>ffleers have received the Distinguished Service Order; six have gained the 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.'s and three K.C.M.O.'s bestowed on Canadians. One thousand and ten ottlcors and 26 of other'ranks have been decorated with the Military Cross. Ono hundred and eighty-eight medals have been a)varc|cd to Canadians-(14 to officers, and 124 to men. Men In tho ranks 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 Milltapy Mtdal, and 125 received BkrsJto the Military Medal and three received tho second bar. Sixty-three hare earned tho Meritorious Service medal. A nephew ot Edward Blake and a nephew ot 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 daj'. A man aays that It cuts olt a lot ot donations from charitable and patriotic funds because there are some people In this tpwn who never begin to feel generous until they have four or flv� drinks aboard. Prince Edward Island aska for representation in the Cabinet. It it'has a public man of Cabinet' timber he should not be passed over. But the Island's poor recruiting record and opposition lb 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 separati province.' The Vancouver Sun thought Brlt-_ Ish Columbia had gone some "In the matter of poultry prices -when It heard that a turkey at New Hazelton had broiight $24.50 at a.Rod jCross raftie." It says It has to sing low now. A goose sold for the Red Cross at Greonfleld, la., brought $2,912.50. The same goose sold a:t Wlntorset shortly before at another Rod Cross auction for $2,559, FIRE IN THREE RIVERS Throe Rivers, Quo., Dec. 30.-Fire yesterday morning destroyed the building jjt 111 Bonavsnture street, oc- Abbe Trole, for twenty y^ars at Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal, and a Canadian has been appointed head ot the Sulpician Order in Canada. The former heads ot the order havetbeen chosen from France. Miss Anna Smith, fifteen year old daughter of a farmer at Dayiland, was accidentally Shot by her father Monday afternoon and was b'rought to the Edmonton-general hospital suffering from wounds In the leg. It is stated at Ottaw^.that the-United States shipping board is co-operating with the Canadian government in obtaining the release' ot tour largo steamers which-, at present are ice bound In the lower St. Lawrence. Government control ot mines and conscription of labor In the United States vrere predicted by L; A.. Snead, head of the fuel administration's distributing agency, InVtejillfylng before tho senate committee invfestlgating tho fuel situation. . . . ..... .  The Liberals of Ontario arfe to haVe a meeting today to consider the ap-pointment'of a successor to Hon. Newton Rowell as provincial leader and many believe thai William Prdudtood, M.P.P. for Center Huron,' will be the cholCQ. . . Rev. W. G. Mrfarr,- Ph.D:, ipastor of Maplewood Coiigregatlonal Church, Bt. Louis, Mo., has-aoceptod a call to the pastorate of Bend Stre.et Cqngrega-tlonal Chui-ch, TbrontdiTn' succession to Rev. Byron H.Stauffer, recently removed, to skn Francisco. One ot the ploneecfresidon'ts of Victoria passed away Jn the person of Mrs. Chrlstlanla Weller, -widow of the late John WoUer, founder of' the well-known turnltura SiouBe of that city. Deceased waa 92 yqars old and had resided In^ Victoria since iSgl* Mrs. Prank D. Rice; wife of Lieut. Rice, ot Wlrinipeg. who has;been In command of a detachment of the Canadian Engineers at Sydnei;;' N, S., and who Is a grandson of ..the late Rev.'Dr, Rice and a nopBew.'of H. L. Rlie, of St Marys," was killed in'the recent explosion at Halifax, The Methodist court of appeal has announced Its decision in. tbe'.appoal case fegarding tfie dlsmlaBal'ot Rev. Dr, Bland and Rev., Dr. Irwiu from th^ staff of Wesley college, Winnipeg. The finding of th^ court, while upholding the conslUutlonal standpoint of the college .bQar.d^,in::tUo (Jlsmlssal Ion the ground of financial strlngemjy. AT HAYR HARDWARE eO. puplofl ,by the f Irm of,Eugene Julien' r, Blan4 and upwards of $,10,000 Is partly covered Dr.' Irwin and sultafjle ";pr(jyjBion by Insurance. should have been made for them. on Saturday Afternoon, Jan. 5, at 3/0'cIock FRANK WADDINGTON, Auctioneer Ranges, Gas Stoves, Granite Greases, Paints, Nails, Ca Tools, Malleable Goods Shovels, etc. These are just a few of the lines to be Our ENTIRE STOCK Wif Be Sold WITHOUT RESERVE \ ;