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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta >AGR POOR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD and Pubuvnirt TNI LtTHBKIDOE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY. LIMITID Wh (tre.l Stuth, AlttrU W. A. 11UCHANAN Fnsllrnt ind Manuclac Ulrtctor ti JOHN TOItltANCE nll w lumber Audit Bureau o[ Circulations Subscription Ritet: Dally. pfr -5 Daily. by mall, per year I-W ll" by for 6 raonlhi lly by mail. 3 months wkly. Ky mall, per 150 r.iail. pir to U.S... THE FAIR IN THE CITY. Since the inilial meeting held noth ing more has been heard of a fair BisHtf. cwrrwiwi valueless to pay debts in foreign coun- tries. In December 191G a scheme was by Great Urltaln {or the niobllliation of foreign investment holdings of the Hrltish to be used for stabilising American ex- change. The result was that York-London exchange was main- tained at practically a uniform rate of 14.71! until March 21, 1P19, when the control was removed. "When the York ex- change rates broke, Montreal-New York rates followed suit. Tho prem- ium on American drafts in Canadian which had risen to two per cent, during lltlS became three per Do You Know? 1. TODAY'S QUESTION! the largest flowor I world? 8. What It a gunboat? 3. What animal feeds an cock- roaches? 4. Where the Hoosac tunnel? ft. Why is the greyhound so-call- ed? 8. What wai the Irish Laud IMr- chase Bill? WEDNESDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. Who are the preient members of the Dominion Cabinet? Who are the members of the cent, in the. spring of 1919; four psr Alberta Government? cent, in the early autumn; by Novem- ber, six per cent.; in December, it cent.; while February, 1920, it for Lethbridse. With all that a fair reached mi per cent., and in August was about 12 per cent. "Thus the prices of all commodities which Canadians buy in the United States are raised, and the return for those' sold here is correspondingly increased, to the extent of the prem- ium on New York exchange at the timo of purchase or sale. In the end, though, it largely harks back to the dislocation of the London-New York exchange. "Althouch there are factors which are not in says the Bank- ers Trust Company, "yet when the London-New Vork exchange is cor- In the city should mean, it is tu be trusted that this is not to be con-1 strued that the idea of holding one! this year Is to bs abandoned. Those who so worthily interested; tiemselves in bringing the idea of the fair before the public sh'ould per- severe in their efforts to make it materialize. This can only be done by arousing the necessary interest in the city and iu the district. Tho Dlan for holding a fair in the city this year should not be left entirely to a few men, but there should be a general co-operation. Lcthbridge has to be something more in name than the centre large farming district. It is very ne cessary to link the city and the country in a of interest, and in this the holding of a city fair will be of material benefit. There should be a meeting held early to jet the fair movement well started. How does the water power of Cunada compare with the U. S. and European countries? 4. What is the largest university in thrc world? What was the revenue of Can- ada in the first year of Confedera- tion? C. What was the capita value of the total trade? 1. Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs, Rt. Hon. Arthur Muighon; Minister of Trade and Com- merce, Rt. Hon. Sir George Foster; Minister of Justice, Rt. Hon. C. J. Doherty; Minister of Railways and Canals, Hoo. J. D. Reid; Minister of the Interior, Sir Jamos Lougheed; Postmaster-General, Hon. P. E. Blon- din; Secretary of State, Rt. Hon. A. L. Sifton; President of the Council and Minister of Immigration and Col- reeled the Montreal-New York ex-i onization, Hon. Jas. A. Calder; Min- o! a! change should gravitate to a normal tVlLntVn.8 "5? .n. C. 8tatus- The Board of Trade may well re- gard itnvlf to be the connecting plank between city aad district. There is one gentleman to whom Hon. Sir Henry Dray ton; Minister o Labor, Hon. G, D. Robertson; Minist or of Militia, Hon. Hugh Guthrie; Min ister of Agriculture, Hon. S. F. Tol mJe; Minister of Customs, Hon. R. W Wigmore; Minister of' Public Works Hon. P. B. McCurdy; Ministers with out portfolio, Sir Edward Kemp and Hon. E. K. Spinney. 04 the h'wrds of the Social league, K. Pin- lay was elected by acclamation. l4lh- hrldfo ws.s Mlecllif as the convention fw nil.' adjourned sine at According to Bishop Fallen, the new trail is the trail of the mothers' skirts to the movie shows. There is THI FUTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS The press despatches, that the Gov- ernment railways are to be handed back to their original owners, are de- Died at Ottawa. There is, it is said, no foundation for the rumors. It can hardly be realised that the Govern ment has considered such a plan without the principle of government ownership being thoroughly tried out In connection with the new railroads acquired, which in their nature five themselves to be paying lines in be- ing linked to already existing ones. In the circumstance it is not to be surprised that the report is denied. There Is a prejudice amongst cer- tain to tovernment-pwned railways. This can only be overcome by effici- ent management on the part of tha Government proving their success. This opportunity the Government Bow There is us rfcason why the practice of government-owned. Southern Alberta is Irrigation. Those way lines in Canada should not meet with the seme success as the policy has gained in New Zealand. The principle of government own- ership of a public utility, such as the railway, so making it the people's railway, is a good one. H a'll depends how it is carried out in the working. What is possible in a privately-owned railway, as the C. P. B., should be possible with a government-owned line, with all the C. N. R. in it. It is after all the spirit in which the management and 'operation are car- rled on. the art oC aviation strongly 2. Premier and Minister of Rail and that is Mr. Price Telephones, Hon. Charles _______ Stowart; Attorney-General, Hon. J. R, Boyle; Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Duncan Marshall; Minister of Educa- tion, Hon. Geo. p. Smith; Provincial Treasurer and Minister-of Municipal Affairs and Health, Hon. C. n. Mitch- a m-nln, in that in "cinema." Hon! A. J. McLean; Provincial Secretary, The Germans are making a bid for j J. L. Cote, tho old dye market they once mon-i, opolised. With them it is evidently a case of "Never say With the experience of emigrants to Peru, and with the warning issued by the British Foreign Offlce, going to Peni will be a can of Pe-ruing it. A killing frost In California, and warmth and glorious sunshine in Southern Alberta. The world is in- deed "being turned upside down. The parent of diversified in CANADIAN IXCHANQE Attention has been directed to Can- adian exchange by recent progressive depreciation of the Canadian dollar as .measured in l.'nited States .money valnes. An explanation of causes which have led to this depreciation is given In "The Domiuion of Can. a study by the Bankers Trnst Company, of New York. "Prior to the says the study, "and until March 1918, the difference between the high and low rates of Canadian-United States exchange was usually not more than one per cent. above and below par. When Canada was exporting her crops the balance of exchange was in her favor and drafts on New York were at a dis- count that is, the exchange was against New York. "On tho other hand, In the spring and summer, when Canada had large payments fo mako on balance in the United States, drafts on New York were at a premium because they had to be covered by remittances in fold or what amounted 'to the same thing. Before the war. by commion consent, London was the great clearing liouse of ths world. Canadian banks through the purchase of drafts against ship- ments of Canadian exporters a 3. Next to the U. S., the second 4. The El Azhnr University, Cairo, the chief Moslem university in the world. 5. 6. NEXT LABOR (Continued front front Strike out the whole section 9 and widen the scope of act to include all wage workers. It was resolved that in cities and towns where early closing laws exist it is advisable that all places of busi- who are" inttaate with condition, her. at7n appoint cannot forget this. Burglars at Ferule made away with a large number of Ingersoll watches. They were watchful in recognlting that It Is being realised that it is now the time of economy. There is one individual at least who believes In the of and that is the ex-kaiser. He has built a gate on his property at Ttaorn facing the frontier, with a short and clear road to Germany. Wlth seven votes given him for leadership out of eighteen ot the Op- position, the position ot Mr. Ewing is the crucial one of the Seven come eleven. It was the carelessness of the Re- turning Officsr that beat Mr. John Speaker of the last B. C. Legis- lature, as ho informed Premier Oliver. John must be feeffng his defeat keenly. The fajmers' wheat pool will have to have hearty co-operation if It Is to materialize, Is the opinion of Presi- dent Wood of the D.'F.A. The fann- ers must make up their minds to all bathe iu the pool, lated large credits in market. "They 'were (This in .ccuniu- the London position throujh their agencies in the United States to soil to American Importers from Great Britain drafts on London and in this manner la transfer to the United States -the .London credits. These In turn, were then available to settle balances duo in New York by Canadian merchants and manufactur- "This of trade has been up. every paper Mt by the resort of nearly country to excessive use of art credit instru- A British astronomer predicts that In June there will be a collision be- tween the earth and a comet. He, however, says that when it occurs we shall not be wiped out but there would be the biggest shower of meteors seen. In other words, when we re- ceive the shock we shall all "sea stars." There is one recommendation ai least from a woman's point of view In the mWo for women senators. will be saved from having to woo her constituency if she has ambitions for legislating. But the question will be, should there be women senators, how many women would care to be con- signed to an old-age chamber. The bye-election at Hereford. with a win for the Government candi- date, points not so much to the con- fidence placed in Mr. Lloyd George as to the want of confidence in Mr. Asquith, the Opposition Leader. In the Irish qusstlon and the many problems of tha day, the elec- tors have shown that they con- tent to let George do it, i time except such places of business as may named in the act. Old Age Pensions The executive was Instructed to draft and present to the Trades Con- (raw of Canada an old axe pension scheme for its consideration and pre- sentation to the Dominion govern- ment. Immigration It was resolved that the federal fovarnment be jmportuned to adopt a more selective immlgatlon -policy In order that some machinery may be devised to encourage immlgra tion of those who possess the capa- city for assimilation and whose stan- I dard of living will not tend to lower 'the present standard of living. A resolution was adopted calling on the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada to instantly keep informed all labor departments and organized labor of foreign countries the accurate labor conditions prevailing in this country. It was resolved that whereas the civic unions of the province have formed a provincial federation the executive of the federation give every assistance to the civic employers in their desire for greater solidarity of their organizations. Wtekly Half Holiday Here The executive was by resolution in- structed to continue Its efforts to se- cure amendments to the charters of Medicine Hat and Lethbridsp that will provide a weekly half Holiday for the workers in those cities. Liquor Referendum Urged A warm time was anticipated re- garding the liquor situation but noth- ing of a startling nature took place. The original resolution provided that efforts be made by the executive for the government to make necessary changes of the liquor act to provide for government control of beer and light wines, A substitute by the com mlttee on resolutions was adopted without debate 16 the effect that the duestion of beer and light wines be submitted to people by a referen- efcim vote, act was placed on the statutes of this province by ref- erendum, a method of legislating which we hare always endorsed. Wheatlsy Again President President Wheatley was nominated for re-election and K. E. Roper of Edmonton was also nominated. Wheatley Was re-olected bv a ma- jority of 15. W. Smitteu was re-elect- ed secretary-treasurer by acclama- tion. No other names belnjt placed In nomination. Messrs. Bellamy, Roper, McMormack, Olary. Farmllo, Smitten, White and Hawkins wife nominated as fraternal to the Trades and Labor Oonjrass convention. The first five named declined nomination. Aid. of Calgary being elected over Secretary Smitten on the second ballot by 8 majority. Next Convsntlon Here n. McC'roath was unanimously elected as fraternal delegate to the annual convention of the United of Jllbsrta which convenes which, kiVh'ai'air this city WMki For rejtf- _ n r.. __ (Continued from Front 1'ags) the reason that tho house will have sot Into Its atter-thu-war stride am will be more disposed 10 talk aad if necessary, to fight. Changes In Tax System Hon. C. R. Mitchell, In his dual of fices of municipal and health minis ters, will have a number of a: ments to existing acts. Among these will be a change in tin1 tax recovery act providing that municipalities' ma> take possession of lands sold for tax arrears without first paying up tho school taxes. The recent request ot the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts that the Public Utility Commission and the Subdivided Properties Commission be not allowed to withdraw lands from tax sales, after they have once been listed, is favored by the govern- ment and is likely to be carried. Under the taxing laws, a change is proposed in the limit of taxation, which is now one per cent, ot the assessed value, or ten cents per aero where the levy is made on a flat rate. The maximum rata in each case is to be doubled. Supplementary rev- enue taxes, it is also proposed, will in future be compromised in cases of subdivision arrears. They have here- tofore not been included. New Marriage Act Nearly all the health laws will lave some amendments suggested, but in most cases they will be con- cerned only with details of adminis- tration. The registered nurses' act will be changed to provide for ths qualification ot nurses by the univers- ity senate, which will prescribe courses of study and conduct exami- nations instead of the hospitals, as at present. Extensions of the public health nurses' service throughout the prov- ince are contemplated by the depart- ment, but no now legislation will be required. The marriage act will require the publication of as a condition to every marriage. It will also he required that in every case a mar- riage license be taken out, the law now calling for either a license or the publishing of the 'banns, but not ne- cessarily both, Railways and Telephones Premier Stewart's own of railways and telephones will not be as much in the limelight as In the last session. As; minister of that de- partment, Mr. Stewart will .have a statement to make to the legislature on the action taken during the year in regard to the McArthur roads, but since that action has met with gen- eral approval and the prospects for future co-operation with the Canadian Pacific are considered very satisfaC' lory, there is not likely to be any seri- ous questioning at. the government's Institutional Church Annual Town Coun- cil Is Sworn In (From Our Own Correspondent.) COLKMAN. Jan. The annual congregational meotlUK of the insti- tutional church was held ou Monday evening. Notwithstanding tho attrac- tions of skating and curling, thero was a good attendance. There was real interest and enthusiasm shown in nil the reports rend and received. Compared with other yaars, tho past year has been than any previous one. as good, if not iu ct'.urch. the Interior uuil contributed towards the current Thti mediae was most enthusiastic Iu appreciation a' Ihelr splendid ef- forts during tho yoar. They raised diirluir thu year The W. M. W. report presented by Mrs. K. Dunlop, shovred sustained mis- sionary inturoet nnd rail activity dur- ing the year. As it was said of the Sunday school rouort so might H hi! said of tho Mis- sionary society's. There are things you cannot tabulate. During the year the amounted to ?HIO. The managing board was re-elected. Messrs. Kvantt and Emmorson were appointed organlstn. Fairhurst I resigned as choir leader on account of throat trouble, aud Mr. Robt. Evans was appointed in his stead. Mrs. Towel! will assist as choir leader ot ths Tusieu choir. The church has no debt. After the THl'RSUAY, JANUAHY IS. 1921 PICKED VLPASSMQ K 0 n THE B a Y M A if A West Virginia coal mi for his work in NovemJ ess of the meeting the ladies! smallest on record. rcfrcrhmcnta and a so-j burglars looted the safe tha county jail, Milwaukee, took Topoka, Kas., undertakers have re- duced the price of funerals from to Jll'5. Police, dressed as women, will trol the streets of Evanston, 111., curb New railroad mileage built in the V. S. In was only 314 miles, the sation was much impressed with the Wildcats have become so numerous The pastor, Rev. K. Allan, was service mid hopes that Hev. Mr. Walk- in the vicinity of Monterey, their minister. Negotiations have be t IT expressed the hope that In spir- formll, from the Rev. Major Walker will to our midst as we feel sure he is the right man for this parish. Council Sworn In The mayor'and aldermen were all duly sworn in at the first meeting of u i wm nave a lormai reiiuesi, irum Lite to'ihi. end. The The, session's report presented hy the clerk, Mr. Cameron, conveyed to the congregation their thanks to Al- mighty God for the work done. It spoke appreciatively of the har- mony in'the congregation and of the ,_ work done by the manager's board the ncw neld lBSt wcek- We Ladies' Auxiliary and all the feel sure that the best Interests of our zations of the church. It showed that itown wi" be aml that :here is a membership of 71, an in- crease over last year; 17 had united with the church, removals 8 and bap- tisms 14. The manager's report was present- ed by W. L. Oulmette. There had leen increased liberality during the Tho total receipts for the ?ear for betterment carefully conj Mass.. that residents are afraid to venture A strange woman, who calls other women on the telephone to tell them tlteir husbands have been killed, is puzzling Philadelphia police. A 95 bill was adTertised as found by the Bekeley, Cal., police depart- ment. In two days 236 persons claim- ed ownership. Age cuts no figure in the earning of Davy James, a coal miner sidered. Let us all help the mayor] of Banian, Pa. Although 81 years of year. and aldermen make Coleman a clean, safe and activo town. The school board meets tonight to select their committees for tho year and instal Ithe new members. Two of our teachers have been in- Mr. drew up disposed with grippe during the week, I Miss Price and F. Antrobus. We are pleased to hear they are making good For 'railway improvements at least Sood work under will be asked, and an item 'lop' II 3 _? psa for that amount is being included in the new debenture issue for which tenders are now called. It is possible that the premier will have something to tell the house about a new deal with the C.P.R. in respect to the Lacombe and Bllndman Valley railway, negotiations concern- ing which are now under way. Something over will be put in the estimates for the new tele- phone program for the year. This sum will be required for rural ex- tensions and trunk line and exchange Improvements iu various parts of the province. Minimum Wage Board Attorney General Boyle will spon- sor the now jury act and the mini- mum wage act. The latter will pro- vide for, the creation of a minimum board which -will function on a permanent basis, with supervision of wages and hours of working for 'emale workers in all Hues of indus- try. The act will' not set a standard wage but will give the board power I to deal with each industry separately. The factory act will amended to remove retail shops from its applica- tion and to leave them Instead to tho municipal and civic bodies. Mr. Boyle's chief request for money will be for a larger appropriation for the provincial police service. He wants to make provision for more de- active work, in connection particular- ly with the enforcement of the liquor aws. The department of agriculture will have practically no legislation to forward this year, it is stated, even the widening of the domestic animals act being under the depart- ment of municipal affairs in this par- Icular case. Hon. Duncan Marshall will have some items in the estimates, lowever. and especially an increased appropriation for agricultural schools. The three new schools will call for additional outlay this year. Prom the department of education there will be a request for a total of probably This will bo about a halt-million in excess of the 1920 vote, the increase being Ear- marked, mainly for larger grants to local school districts, which in turn will pay larger salaries to their tea- chers. Hon. George P. Smith will tell the legislature that advancing costs of operation are hitting tho schools anil that If Alberta la to overtake its educational problems it will have to spend more money every year. scribers and the amount per day they lad been giving. It pointed plainly o the truth, that the few bser the burden of the many. He also real an Iluminating and short article ou and hoped that this subject n the near future, would come up or discussion. The report and 3iig- testion were heartily received. The Sunday school report was brist- ing with live facts. It has been a lanner year for the Sunday school. The attendance is larger than it has sver been: there are more teachers and a splendid spirit exists In all Its .epartments. The week-night activJ- les of tho' organized classes occupy he club room nearly every night in he week. The receipts of the Sun- lay school were The C. G. I. report was read by the secretary, Ethel Dunlop. This organization Is vldently doing a solid work amongst he girls and keeps up Ita interest for hem. They raised nearly and t Christmas time presented the con- gregation with a pulpit Bible. This eport was very well received. The Pathfinders' class is doing a Mlsa Margaret Dun- :at class and full of I energy. During the year they gavo recoveries. Coleman fans are not very optimis- tic about the. protest against tho game played in Lctuuridse. The boys ara all ready for Friday evening's game. Let us hope they will not come back cripples from the Taber game. The Masons and Oddfellows are re- age, he averages a week. Amelia Arnaud, who crossed the Atlantic from France stowed away in a locker three feet square to her fiance at Norfolk, will be deport- ed. A Somervllle, Mass., found wandering sjbout the streets in her night clothes and to the po- lici' station. She was walkinc in her sleep. Martin C. Tyler, 90, died at Batavia, N.Y., as tho funeral service of his wife was about to begin. The service moving their lodge room to the hall j was postponed and a double funeral >12 towards tho Furnace fund and for missions. The Ladies' Auxiliary report Is al- ways interesting and this as much as ever. Mrs. Rusuell Fergu- son, secretary, read the report and it revealed much consecrated energy and zeal. From all angles it was most satisfactory and highly commendable. owned by FesonL In the language of the shop, "it is a forced removal." The Eagle's 7iall has been found suit- able for a number of years by these lodges, but the rent for 1921 was felt to be prohibitive. So in the future the Masons and Oddfellows will share the use ot the new hall and their sis- ter lodges. Of course, alterations will he made to bring it up to date as a lodge but when mado it will he very suitable and comfortable. Mrs. Russell Ferguson is anticipat- ing making.a prolonged visit soon to Boston and her old home in Nova Sco- tia. Mr. and Mrs. Rippon, Bank of Com- merce, are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son and heir. STORES AND BRANCH BANK LOST IN BELLEVILLE BLAZE BELLEVILLE, Ont., Jan. dis- astrous ftre is reported to have oc- curred at the village of Brighton near here early today. Several stores will be held. Bluest Miller; alias "Jew" Berga- dane, who admits having been arrest- e< 473 times in the last seven years, was sentenced to eight years at St. Louis for theft. First consignment of canaries aince Germany. Attendants told of a day and battle to keep "catsized" rats away from the cages where the birds were kept. "Cards were flrst made for the en- tertainment of an idiotic king, and they have been used for the purpose of entertaining idiots ever said Rev. Wm. E. Habbatt, pastor of a Wilmington, Del., Methodist church. A Grand Rapids, Mich., man went to his garage and got a gallon ing of "moonshine" whiskey to take home, one clock distant, after a hunting trip. He was convicted of violating were destroyed, together with the! the liquor transportation li Bank of Commerce branch building his new automobile. and the Central hotel. law, and .......----------B, bought No estimate with the lifetime savings of himself of the loss has been given as yet. and wife, was confiscated. BRADFORD CITY LABOR MEN REFUSE TO HONOR EARL HAIG LONDO.V, As- sociated Bradford City council resolved to confer the free- dom of the city upon Earl Hate and a soldier representing the rank ami fllo to be selected by draw, several labor councillors voted against the bestow- al of honor upon Karl Half, who, they said, "had certainly done his duty, but Lessoning ttiQ Life Toll value of the lighthouse especially appreciated by faring folks. Many fascinating stories of averted disuten originate from these structures the world over. TJuir first purpose, however, is preventing the loss of human life. In this they are closely connected with the purpose of Milburn's Heart Nerve Pills, around which there are also interesting facts of averted disasters. People to-day arc using Milburn's Heart body must suffer. 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