Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta
Page 4 TEE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Wednesday, January 8, 1913 LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD -ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1SM. Published by the Lethbridge Herald Publishing Co., Ltd., every-lawful evening at It* office, Sixth Street, Lethbridge, Alberta,'Canada. -W. A. BUCHANAN i Managing 'Director ' T. W. QUAYLE Managing Editor JOHN TORRANCE Business Manager li PHONE:' Editorial, ftaportorlal And Newt Department 1224 ; PHONE: Advertising - Circulation And Job Departments 125 2 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION -RATES 1 year, delivered .....,. $4.00 1 year, by mail......... S3.DO 6 months, delivered ..... $2.00 , . .. ., 3 months, delivered..... $1.00 6 months, by mail ...... $1.60 1 month, delivered...... 35c, 1 month, by mall ...... 26c. --Addresses changed as often as desired, but both new and old addresses must be given. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Lethbridge-Red Cross Drue * Medicine Hat-I... M. Northam.. Book Store: J G. Roberfeon 'cranbrook, B. C-BeatUe and & Co.; Jachson & Co.; Alex- Atohlnson. andra Hotel; People's E-rug >, . , _ T _ , store; Kenny & AlTln. C.areaholm-O. L. Relnecke Macl.od-.Youn* & Co.; TL W. Ola^nd^City-Diamond City Plno^rTreek-E. J. Mitchell; *#�?&ml}i�~7''0m T** D. 1j. McCrea. e uompany. Taber-WesUake Bros, ^Mrt*?^ litoy'a> C r#�T;^A,b"rU DrUg & Book Spokan.-Tho Jamiason Xew, companj. , Co m HlTerslde Avenue. Fernle, B. C-Percy Beal. Also on all C.P..R. trains berta to have every class well Alloa* in the Initial year of the show. The city council should not work, too bard raking up the financial sins of omission and commission of previous councils. Their duty iB to find a remedy and not to give the city anymore undesirable publicity than is necessary. THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday in eight of more pages, and contains a summary ot tho news ot 'the week, local and district 1 year In advance.........$1.50 3 months in advance .i... 60c 5 months in advance ,.......75c. Yesterday was otd Christmas and was generally celebrated by Greek catholics. ' There was sometihing of the comic about the peace conference delegates celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace with the nego-tiotlons at a deadlock owing to dis--agreement. ' It will' be comforting to such an/ ardent high tariff man as Sir Henry Pellat of Toronto to learn that his subscription to the fund to "educate" Britishers to food taxes is regarded by protectionist organs in the old land, as placing him in the free lunch class. Ontario 'will soon bo a prohibition province if these local option victories keep on. It is a sign of the sentiment of the times that large places like North Bay atid Peterborough save large majorities for it, even if they did fall down owing to the three-fifths clause. The Relative Value (Vancouver Sun) Professor Stevens, of the University of California, says that Carlyle's "French Revolution," 3sasvwheu it; decided-, to Adopt the.single -tax. recommended' in his report that, for 1913, the" -assessment be made to" conform with the basis then > laid down for * 1813.; Accordingly, he advocated cutting off another, one? third of the - assessment -on .stocks apd Improvements, another increase in real estate assessment 'to i g'et'Still: nearer- the market rvalue, and i ,,jn .addition, he suggested-that it would - be: wise to enlarge the super-assessment, area to cover all that part of the ; Jo^ty served ^by'^local r improvements, "Upt at the.same"time 'to cut ijlie per-c^tntageV of .super-assessment from;>50 tt)l2S per.cent., .^'yLpparenfJ? the ddiinqil, attfir'ffve Mnutss* ^aimless discussion,-;-.aontract-' > ^�;�old .feet,,*for witfeofct-taking time ^'d/sJusS'.tha'.m^.ttBr in all its phases, ~jfewk^et;itlie- necessary - data on ^^^C^^pb&^f' its', conclusions, it ^iffi^is question" ob ,the- spot by .Dr^Br^^CtSat"'tne assessor folla]w, ttic iia>hei!6^�is*in making his 1913 assess-i^e^tias^was used last,year. Progress is the watchword of this city,, but in deciding to dspart from the method of arriving at single tax, adopted two: years ago. and followed by the 1912 council, the present coun-cil has decided to recede in this matter. .'-Single.tax-sis past the experimental stage in cities. Edmonton has adopted it. Vancouver ihas proved it to be a* success. Medicine Hat is a single tax; city, and at the coming session of the legislature the progressive administration of the city of Calgary wiil apjjly 'to have ' its charter amended to enable it to adopt single tax. Why should Lethbridge drop out of the race? The Herald believes that the council's action was a hasty one, and one which its members themselves will see in a different light on further study. The Mayor has aoted wisely in'ap- fointing an assessment committee to Ct with the city assessor this year to advise ihim in the performance of his duties. Why should not the assessor's report have'been referred to that committee before definite action( was taken? That wonld appear to be the proper procedure, and r- the Herald would suggest that the matter be given further consideration before the assessor has proceeded too far with tiie work. ' ~ GUR POINT OF VIEW ' ..'AfijclV fiMliy, tbrethren; in ih'e'words fbjfjOur +ext-7-B90Bt ^Lethbridge. ''i'iKfjje^BpwejVipoHcy when jit- comes ^cbHnted; on ^witli, absolute confidence T-~:fmS_________........- ......., ......... fqv.;ip3,a .show W$lif} 'mkppr ^wiS^Bsreral' lapp bbhind the T~$ppKfaofk/> Pi>pid"dld Ihis share with 288 Calgary has done considerable blowing about the smallness of Its fire losses. Lethbridge with $290 net losses for 1912 takes no second place to even progressive Calgary. If the farmers of Southern Alberta only will, they can make the Letli-�brld-ge fat stock show a hummer right from the start. The BtoUt is in the country and it would prove a big advertisement to Southern Al- .. A Safe Bet That Ragtime Soldier Man (Montreal Herald) An old soldier was giving the youngster account? of the wonders he had experienced, especially in the way of climate. Said he:........ "I remember when we were in Pyzardum we used to toasts our bread in the sun and-" " Youngster '(Interrupting")-"Yes. - J know, and you were' supplied . with corkscrews., to draw your breath." . The Horn-Blower (Johnson News) Chauffeur-^Didn't you heas me blowing my (horn? Victim-Yes, but I thought perhaps you were a candidate for the' presidency. , - , Her Ulterior Object (Cleveland Plain Dealer) "Why do you enconragevyciir husband to drink so much coffee;?" - "It's tine only thing that will keep him awake nights-and .that's, the only chance I get to tell, him, what I .think of him." Have You Anything to Sell? 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A PROVED Sales-maker of EVERY line A Resti Buyer's Guide for 6000 Families : : : Circulation Statement will Satisfy A Back-Ended Confession (Exchange) The teacher of the fourth grade, noticing it part of the blackboard covered with small wads of paper, approach ed the nearest boy and said sternly: Johnny, did you throw those paper wads on the board?" 'No, ma'am," was the timorous reply, "mine didn't stick." They Never Learn Draw poker is a fine game, full of skill and science, and the man who knows what to draw and when to do it is the fellow who gets the money. Harris Dixon, the auohor, was explaining one day that every man who makes a practice of trying to fill a four-card flush is doomed to bankruptcy. There is no use talking." said Dixon, "drawing a four-flush is bad business. I knew an old man down in Mississippi who lost three plantations drawing to them. Two of the plantations he lost by drawing nnd never [ filling a flush, and he threw away the ^ tljird by finally making the flush apainst a full house."-Popular Mag-' azine. / Up to Dr. Wiley "Maw, what is honey made of?" "The'honey that comes in bottles?" "Yes," "Don't try to find out, dear: it's a mystery. Even the angels don't know.'-^-Chicago Tribune. Grouchy "What a grouch he is!" "So?" . "Yes, he's the sort of man 'who will wake up on Christmas morning and say to his folks: 'Now, bring on your socks and ties and shirts and let's have a look at 'em.' " A Bright Scholar Teacher-John, what is wrong with the sentence, "The goat went in the garden?" John-The words "garden" and "goat" should be transpos-ed. The Monitor "Conscience is what tells a man when he is doing wrong." "That may be true^n your family," replied Mr. Meekton, "but my wife's name is Henrietta."- Washington Star. Contrary Cars A modern Mrs. MaJaprop sv&s standing on a corner anxiously gazing up and down the street. , ''Waiting for a' car?" politely inquired a traffic policeman, "Yes," replied the woman. "I want uu eustbound car, but they all seem to be going vice versa."-Cleveland Plain Dealer. Betting on a 8iire Thing A Durham farmer was traveling to London to consult a lawyer, when the fear struck him that he had left certain important papers behind. He miide a hurried search of his bag. "If I did leave those papers," he remarked; "I'm a fool." The search proceeded, and a moment later he said: ' *"r' "I believe it'll turn out I'm a fool." Just as he was examining the last bundle of papers he exclaimed: "Well, I'll bet I'm, a fool!" ' 'A man on the other side ol! the compartment lowered his newbpaper for a moment and said, slowly and deliberately: "Oblige me, sir. by laying a little money that same way for me."-London Telegraph. Near the Limit A tall, austere man, who was evidently a stranger in those parts, entered-a church in a small town in Maine. He took a seat in the rear of the church and listened, apparently interested, for a short while. After that he began to show servousness. Leaning over to an old gentleman on his right, evidently an old member of the congregation, he whispered: "How long has he been preaching?" "Thirty-five years, I think," responded the old man. "But I don't know oxactly." "I'll stay, then," decided the stranger, "He must be nearly finished."- Heiryer'iJ Btusaar. Wished She's Jeil U�.]Hpvy, "Mrs. Codgers is dreadfully' afraid of .embonpoint." remarked J$rs. Oads- ley. - \, �':.'"'. . "Is that so," chirped Mrs,:rWppper. "My favorite aunt bad,it, and taepopr thing -just, wasted away! "-^Birmingham Herald, - *' � Question- of Knowledge:" A clergyman was traveling en a steamer on the St. Lawrence^ river, and when near the pilot house he observed that the pilot then, oh duty was a young man. , . A little later he met the young pjio.t when off duty, and said: "I think you are a very young man to occupy such ij position; to be entrusted with so many lives." . The young man replied:."Oh, I don't, know; my employers seem to think I am capable." ' ' . .. - : "Well, I. think you arc -too young. Can you box the compass-?'!'. It was done perfectly. -Then he was asked if he could, box._it..Mek-ward.............. ..... That, too, was done perfectly. Then the pilot said;. "May J ask what your (business is?" "Oh, I am a minister of the gospel.' \ "Well, then, you should loe able to repeat the Lord's Prayer correctly., Ckn:you?" . a - The minister obliged; ' Then the pilot said: "Can you say it-backward?" "Oh, no; I can't do that." "Then you don't know your business as well as I do mine." ?; tili-n CapllJl, mn.-rirund -f 7� .AAA .mil Undifjdri PiofltMOw) /W>�|4.a,lWW, Assets (Over) $63,000,008 Bank Money Orders Save Trouble andLpss ,., By nieans,-of tbtBfn^ Money Orders wWciu^we �| issue, you ca� send' sums up to $50 to any pioiatf m Canada- (Yukon excepted) or to any of the principal cities of tue United States with minimum cost and;', trouble and absolutely no risk of loss. � / Orders.for suras up to Is'cost 3c-fr6m^$s'to$4Q;', .;' 6c-from$ifjto$zcv, 10c-from$30to$5o-,i5c/U�seth^Jtt^ � I.ETHBBIDQE BRANQH -G. R, TINNING,''Mansoer GRASSY LAKE BRANCH A, B, KINe,/�ct*a.'#Wt�aiV LONDON,"ENG., BRANCH, f W. ASHE, Bi TtareaOneedle, St, E.C. -i- vs.- M. CHARTSMITH, Unnager.