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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \ v� *a�k four the . levibrmge da fly hrratx> wednesday. january 23, 1918 CO: &etb')ttd)e Derate DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers- THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 123 6�h Street South, Lethbridflc W, A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager TELEPHONES Business Office .............. 1252 Editorial Office.............. 1224 Subscription Ratea; Daily, delivered, per week......XO Daily, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Daily, by mail, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.0i) Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daiJy on address label. Acceptance of papers J.fte expiratLn date is our authority to continue the subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The peace demonstrations in Austria are causing great concern in Germany and may yet lead to a breach between the two allies. AtzstriSBs are determined to stick to the principles of no annexations and no indemnities, which has been laid down as the basis of peace by the Bolshevik! Russia. On the other hand G�rmany has plainly indicated in her refusal to accept these- bases at Brest-Idtovik, now, that she has no intention of siring up occupied territory. Not only will this mean an end to the peace negotiations but it may also lead at any moment to a break between Austria and Germany. FIX THE PRICE RIGHT AWAY The government should announce as soon as possible the flx#d price for wheat for the 1918 yield. When the farmer knows the price he is to recieve --provided it is a good price-he will get busy with his preparations for the spring and he may even plan to seed a bigger area than he had at first in view. The price is a magnet that helps to stimulate production and it ah on Id be made knewn immediately. DEVELOPING OUR COAL RECOURCE3 4 As Alberta mines are operated now they cannot he expected to supply more than the western market. They have the capacity for a greater mar-ket hut since the demand can only be met in the winter months, it is impossible to do much more than supply the prairie markets. Were it possible to store our coal without injury to its properties as a fuel/then we could extend the market to Ontario by developing more mines and operating stead-, ily all the year round. Storage, trans* portatioo and labor are all factors in the problem and the greatest obstacle to overcome is storage. DIRECT TAXATION 18 GROWING In Great Britain, Bonar Law tells us, before the war indirect taxation represented forty-two per cent, of the total and direct taxation fifty-eight per cent. Now the indirect taxation Is eighteen per cent, and the direct taxation eighty-two per cent. Canada is only beginning to adopt direct taxation. The income tax and the corporations tax come straight home. Alberta7 has a few direct taxes, too, and it will hare more. JThe Patriotic Fund will he raised by a direct tax. Far better these direct taxes that we fully under-stand the meaning of than the indirect tax like the tariff that enables others to impose an indirect tax upon the people, as well as the country. THE UNITED FARMERS A GREAT ORGANIZATION The United Farmers of Alberta, who are in session at Calgary this week, are the largest organized body in the province. With their corresponding organizations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario they form the larg- F est body of producers under one organization in Canada". The United Fanners are accomplishing things, especially in the co-opera-ttve and legislative fields, and they re due to go much further than they have gone, especially if they continue to keep at their head such sane, practical men as H, W. Wood, now president. Farming is the leading industry in Alberta and will be for years to oomc, and whatever can be done for the industry and the men behind it Is worthy every consideration. should take the bitter with the sweet I and accept Mr. Mackenzie's advice ah- j out tax collections. Seventy-five per| cent, of the outstanding taxes could be paid it the owners would only make an honest endeavor to. do so. That would make the city's financial position even better. And that would attract people to Lethbridge. And with 5.000 or so more population, this city could carry its' tax burden without hardly feeling the strain. That should be the aim of the commissioners and every ratepayer. H 4 * * t + + Stationery PrintW . Sundries . Taxes ... Multigraphing Audit, 191?............. Audit, 1917.............. Freight and Express....., Subscriptions to Papers ... i Board of Trade Membership Bonding ... .......... To Officers' Expenses To Organ^ing Expenses j * # t 666.92 584.70 183.49 60.59 58.63 50.00 50.00 ' 35.74 32.50 22.50 10.00 $4,025.33 $2,731.53 808.35 t M'MVTrviTRn rwiAf Fkf-vr Mu;R. The .condition of Dr.** R. M. Turner is critical at a Toronto hospital. He has blood poisoning and there is little chance of his recovepy. He is charged with murder in connection with 8ffarfon Stone, the girl who died from the effects of an alleged illegal operation. r Lieut.-Col. Genet, of Brantford, 6nt, commander of the 58th battalion, has been awarded the D.S.O., and his sons, Lieut. Col. James Craig, Unionist member of parliament for East Down, and also an Ulster leader, resigned his position today as lord treasurer of the house of commons in consequence of Sir Edward Carson's action. In his! letter to the prem'er he says: "Although the place I have the honor to occupy is a subordinate one, my personal position is necessarily affected' by the resignation of Sir Kdward Lieutenants John and Henry Genet Carson. I have been so intimately as-were each decorated with the Military j related with him in Ir'sh affairs that To U. F. W. A.- Salary................. $312.09 Officers' Expenses ......... 227.40 [ Organizing Expeuses The Kansas City Star observes the tanks have a certain British slowness, to be sure, but it i3 noticed that they* never have to run over anything twice. To Special Grant to Secretary To Convention, 1917, loss ... To Affiliation Fees-Canadian Council of Agriculture ................. Western Canada Live Stock Union................ 136.90 $676.39 $500.00 399.05 200.00 25.00 $225.00 We read that the western provinces are short of fish. By the way why rent more of the Southern Alberta rivers and lakes stocked with fish. They should thrive in our waters and they would assist in solving the food problem and of course bring joy in addition to the devotees of the sport of Izaak Walton. A suggestion made at the "Ottawa conference on the farm labor problem was that circuses and fall fairs should be eliminated during the war. That is a cruel proposal. Why should the farmer be deprived of at least one day of enjoyment in the year. If the fair and the circus comes at the busy season of the year,' then replace them with something of like character during tho winter months. % Grand Total...........$16,505.71 Assets Cash in Bank (General Account) ............. Cash in Bank (Savings Account) ----............ Cash in Bank (Hail Account) Cash in Hand.............. $ 47*.04 1,035.26 181.66 3.5S Accounts Receivable Supplies Buttons $1,694.54 152.50 230.30 193.92 $424.22 Office Furniture ,176.20 Grand Total .........$4,447.46 Liabilities United Grain Growers Ltd. . $1,483.85 Sundry Small Creditors..... 227.84 Balance, being surplus .... 2,735.77 $4,447.40 Calgary, 17th January, 1918. Subject to fleport, certified correct. GEORGE W. GRANT, Auditor Cross for distinguished service. Lieut, John Genet is with the engineers. The * Ontario Railway and Municipal Board, on opening, an enquiry at Chatham into tho gas situation, was informed that the Tilbury field w'll soon be exhausted, and cannot supply both manufactories and domes-ic consumers. H. H. Vaueh^n, vice president and general manager of the DomLVon ' Bridge Cnmniny, .Montreal. v/HI be the i next president of the Society of! Canadian Engineer:*. He is the only candidate for the presidency of the society. The Ottawa Citizen reports that E. M. Macdouald, former M. P. for Pic-tou, who has moved'to Montreal to practise his profession, is likely to be L'beral candidate for , Maisonneuve when tliat constituency is opened. Hon. Rodolphe Loihieux will sit for Gaspe. He was? elected there and also in Maisonneuve. Frank Major, a farmer In North Lancaster, Ont., instead of waiting until his death to have his property distributed, has started in to do the distributing during his ...lifetime. At ( a family reunion in his home he read an address to his children, thanking God for having spared him and his wife, to participate in another reunion,  and gave each of h's seven sons $1,000. To an eighth son, who resides with him, he gave property valued at $6,000, the support of the son andfattyer and mother to come out of this. Other gifts brought the total distribution up to $16 800. It is said Mr. Major still has $10,000. it is Quite imposs'ble for me to separate myself from the action he has now taken." This letter is generally interpreted as meaning that Col. Craig al gns himself with Sir Edward*In .continued opposition to a home ruli/ settlement. Says His intentions Good Ottawa, Jan. 23.-Interviewed here 'with reference to Sir Edward Carson's resignation and the Irish situation. Sir Frederick Smith, British attorney general, remarked: "1 have been away many weeks and it is d ff'fiiU to spy just what has happened, hut of this I am certain-Sir Edward Carson's course has been* taken on patriotic grounds. His letter to the prime minister makes it quite clear that he wijl support the government in fts war measures." "If the Irish convention fails, what will be the policy of the British government?" Sir Frederick was asked: r 'T am not prepared to answer that until the convention has failed," he said. "I think we.had better wait and see It it fails." n *r i \-1 * !�* 11 ! I?O V l*1 If i \'T P A company, as the present member, Mr, Geo. Peterson, is unable to attend, Mr. Geo. A. Duco of Beozer, and the manager, Mr. S5rlve.ster Low. They will investigate as to the best farmers and ranchers will be boosting for this company, as^it will work In close affiliation with the U.F.A.'s of the district, supplying cold storage facilities for handling their perishable shipments, and doubtles's will be supplied by the same spur track along which their new elevator will be erected. New Location The new location was purchased today and will give ample room and trackage, being 135x280 feet with a 25 foot roadway on the east in addition. The property is that formerly occupied by the Stacey Lumber Company, just south of the mill, and was sold by the Pioneer Lumber Company, as the successors of the Stacey people. The ground fs high and the extension of the track from the present ending is a very simple matter. The location will be conveniently near the business centre, the mill, elevators and coal yards and is a decided improvement upon the old property. Next week the receiving station will be established upon this property, as some of the buildings rescued from the recent five Will be planed there, as well as the company's office. Tenders for the gravel necessary to erect the concrete work for the new plant will also be let next week. The present stockholders and patrons may be offered the first opportunity of any increase in stock contemplated, but definite action has not yet been taken. Certainly the farmem and ranchers will get thB first opportunity. The regular annual meeting will be held on February 10th, and it should be fully attended by the shareholders, as it will be the moat important in the history of the creamery. No institution ever established in this district has done' more for the financial uplift of the farmer and rancher-in hard times It was the saviour of the money end when wheat failed and prices weru low. It is designed to make this Institution truly the farmers and ranchers own business. Success to those who have labored as directors and who are stiil untiring in their .efforts to make this industry the best of its kind in South A.berta. ? ? ? NEW K. P. HALL, NOBLE- FORD, TO BE OPENED The new Castle Hall of tlie K. P. lodge at Nobleford will be formally opened on Friday evening with a concert and dance. Lethbridge artists are participating in the concert, and the chief speaker of the evening will be Dr. C. F. P. Conybearc, K.C., of Lethbridge. A very fine program has been arranged and a large party is going out from the city for the occasion. * FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT Vancouver, Jan. 22.- Margaret Gregg, aged 10, d ed early.this mdrn-! ing tram Injuries sustained in a collision between an automobile in which plans an equipment for the now plant ahe was a passenger and a etrect car and it is proposed to make the Curd-:on Sunday night. Peter Rothstein, ston creamery on of the best in the driver of the automobile was instantly province. Something over $25,000 will k lied and Peter Crenidas is in a crit-be required for this project and the ticai condition. / ) Toronto, Jan. 23.-Mrs. Fred Priest-man and her three-year-old son were burned to death under tragic circumstances in their home on Ottawa street, Ford City, this morning. Mr. Priest-man lighted the gas furnace shortly after six o'clock and was returning upstairs when a sharp explosion occurred. He nished to the bedroom where his. wife and son were sleeping and attempted to carry them downstairs to safety. By this time the house was filled with smoke and he was forced to relinquish his burden and Jump through a window. Although badly burned and choked by smoke be tried to gain entrance to the house but it was a mass of flames and he was forced to stand in the snow and watch his wife and son burn to death. Priestman is now in Hotel Dieu hospital suffering severely from shock and injuries. INDICTED FOR (MURDER Peoria, Ills., Jan. 22.-B. A. Stvause, president of the Peer la Savings Bank, who shot h's cashier, Berne M. Mead, in the bank, on December 23, waa indicted for murder yesterday. NEWSPAPER OFFICE GUTTED St. Catharines, Ont., Jan. 22.-The Daily Journal newspapers office was gutted by fire last night, with a loas estimated at $10,000. U is a two-storcy building. Thti loss is covered by insurance \ ;