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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETIBHMGR DAILY HKhAtD � �0; tetb')r(5}C Dcralt) DAILY AND WEEKLY _ Preprietort and PublUham THC LETHBRIDQC HERALD PRINT INQ COMPANY, LIMITED 2S 6th Streat South, Lethbrldt* W. A. Buchanan Prcaldont and Managing Director lohB Torrance - - Buslnbsa Manager Sof iness �dltorial TELEPHONES Offico .............. 1252 OHico .............. 12: Subtcrlptien Ratsj*. Dally, eollvered, per wook......10 Dally, delivered, per year .....15.00 Dally, by ihall, per year ......14.00 Weekly, by mall, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear dally on address label. Accept nee of papers {.tte expiration date is eur authority to centlnua the anb-Bcrlptlon. THE PROORESS OF THE WAR Th� peace demongtratlons In Austria are cauaing great concern in Oermany and may yet lead to � breach featweea the tiro alUea. Anatriaua are determined to atick to the principles of no annetationi ud- no iBdemnitfee, which has j^een 1�M down M the baaia of peace by the Botohartkl Roasia. On the other hand OcraiaBr has plainly iadleated in her refnaal to accept theae bases at Brest-Zitovsk, now, that ahe has no inten ttoB et gtVlBg np occupied territory. Not only will this mean an end to the peace uegotiatlona bnt it may also lead at any moment to a break between Anstria and Germany. FIX THE PRICE hlOHT AWAY The KOTerament should announce as aooa as possible the fls*d prl.ce for wheat for the 1918 yield. When the farmer knows the price he is to reciete -proTlded it is a good price-he will g*t busy with his preparations for the tprinr and he may eren plan to seed a blirser area than he had at first In view. The price is a magnet that helps to stimulate production and it �honld be made kncwn immediately. OEVEI^OPING OUR COAL REC0UBCE8 As Alberta mines are operated now they cannot be expected to supply more than the western market. They have the capacity tor a greater mar-^ket but since the dem'and can only ^ be met In the winter months, it la impossible to do much more than supply the prairie markets. We^e It possible to store our coal without Injury to its properties as a fuel, then we could extend the market to OnUrlo by derelojp-Jng more mines and operating atead-^ ny all the year round. Storage, transportation and labor are all factors in the problem and the greatest obstacle to overcome is ^storage. OIRECT TAXATION IS aROWINO In Great BriUin, Bonar tiaw tells us, before the war Indirect taxation repre-ented forty-two per cent, of the total snd direct taxation fifty-eight per cant. Now the Indirect taxation is Igbteen per cent.'and the direct taxation eighty-two per cent. Canada is only beginning to adopt direct taxation. The Income tax and the corporations taix come straight home. Alberta' has a few direct taxes, too. and It will bava more. Jhe Patriotic Fund wiU he raised by a direct tax. Far better theae direct taxea that we fully under-ataad the meaning of than the indirect tax like the tariff that enables others to Jmpoee an indirect tax upon the people, as well aa 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 largest body of producers under one organization in Canada'. The United Farmers 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 aa H. W. Wood, now president. . ( Farming is the leading induatry in Alberta and will be for years to opmo, and whatever can be done for the Inr dustry and the men behind it is worthy every consideration. WEDNE-^DAY, JANUARY 23, 1918 should take the bitter with the sweet and accept Mr. Mackcnslo's advice about tax collections. Seventy-five per; cent, of tlio outstanding taxes could be paid If the owners would only make an honest endeavor to. do so. That would make the city's tinauclal position even better. And that would attract people to Letlibrldge. And with 5,000 or so more population, this city could carry lt�\ tax burden without hardly feeling the strain. That should be the aim of the commlsslouers and every ratepayer. TRACTOR DUTY REMOVAL THE SANE COURSE The iferald has been arguing for over a year for the removal of the duty on ifarm tractors. are still of the same mind, and now that no charge can be made that wc are taking our stand for political reasons we hope to be able to bring about a volume of public opinion in favor of duty removal on those Iniplonients that will result In the Dominion government feeling impelled to takQ> action. The !farm, tractor is a labor saver, and therefore makes for greater production. We need the production as we never needed it, but Canadian manufacturers cannot turn out five per cent, of the quantity of tractors necessary to meet the demand. That Is the case for the removal of the tractor dnty, and we hardly think more need be said. Surely tha^Do minion gbvemment does not consider that 11,040,000 or so paid In tractor duties annually offsets the Incalculable increase in grain production which would follow the more universal Use of the tractor on the farms of Western Canada. Our .farmers are anxious to purchase tractors to aid them In their operations. Two things may be done to increase their'use; make them available as cheaply to Canadian farmers as to American farmers, and teach the farmers how to operate them. Let's have the duty removed With as Uttte delay as possible. lo this connection we do not hesitate* to quote with approval the following editorial from the Grain Qrow-era' Guide: The progress -of the war has forced an agriculljural situation that will be difficult to remedy. The man power already called to arms has created a labor shortage impossible to meet with men. The need of food produced in Canada is the greatest In history. It may be that the food production of Canada will be the deciding element of this war. Food production can only-be kept op by the greater use of modem agrtcilltural machinery. It muat be used more generally - than ever and it must be brought into use as quickly aa poealble^../Although,the farm population of the prairie provinces is much reduced, it would be quite possible for those remaining to work a larcer acreage than ever if they were ulnt agricQltural machinery to the limit of its possibilities The cheaper agricultural machinery is, the more will be used. The duty of 2T^ per cent, on farm tractors greatly redncea the number of tractors in ue. The same applies to all other klndi of agricultural, implements Kn varying degrees. The cheap automobile haaalso become a practical necessity oq prairie farms. It saves a tremendous amount of time to farmers in their work. Furthermore, the cheap automobUa enables women to render aaaisunee to the men that was pre-viotuly impossible, in the^ west those left must do their bit in producing food. It la a dangerous situation that exists and a fearful responsibility for tb� Union government to retain the dvttaa on agricultural tractors. Im-plaoiaata and cheap automobiles diir-ins tUa crisis. The loss of revenue by pladat these articles on the free Hit will be small compared with the Increased production of food. Tba ,raeolntlon passed at the Brandos veo^yeatioB urging that all ma-chinwy )aad implements needed In food-pra4actlon be placed on tBe free liat r�flo�ta the attitude of western farmen pii this question. This resolu PA SSfJVGfO^ THB BUSY MAN Dr. McGibbon's m�16rlty iit Musko-ka la given officially as >01 New Yorkers la?t year paid l,9l�,-�13,223 street car faros. Rev. A. A. Acton, of Desoronto, has been called to ZXon Preabytarlan church, Hull, Que. ' S. R. Roe, formerly district registrar a Over a million and n nuartcr womeii are cnjraged In os.jonlial war Industries In fifteen states of tho Union. Tbos. R. Harris, former deputy rej-Istrar and sheriff at Chatham, d.ed at tho age ot 90 years. A record production ot Portland cement was eatabllslicd across the border last year, the production being 0,544,000 barrels. For refusing to obey the ruling of the Light Conservation Committee, a New York store has had Its electric current cut off. Theatrical heads are appealing to President Wilson in final protest against the pr6po.^.ii to close their houses for three days weekly. Followers botli of Ciirlst and Confucius shared in; tho dual burial service over the remains of Tom Lee, mayor of New York Chinatown. ' New York barbers have raised the price of a hair cut from 25 to 35 cents, but they stili tlirow In a shavo tor an extra nickel it a patron wants a "combination," Foll6wlng a conversation with Calgary, Jan. 23.-The following UI *� ""owing a conversation witn the annual report of thi treasuref of' P'""'^''' Senator; Calder of the U.F.A. submitted to the couven- ^^^T ^�^h^^''^l^ "i!!'.'l^o Daylight tlon there: Income By Subscriptions-Men ............. Women........... Juniors............ At Large.......... Lite Members ... ... $7,687.40 493.25 21.25 9.00: that Saving Bill can be legllzed at Washington within a month. Rnoul Madero,.brother ot the murdered president of the Mexican Republic, attempted to ea'ilst In the U. S. navy, but was rejected on ac- g^looj count of his nationality. $S,274.9� By Donations-Department of Asriculture.. $1,000.00 Alberta Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Co.......... 1.000.00 Grain Growers' Grain Co. (for year 1916) Miscellaneous 750.00 310.^5 $4,060.25 LCTHBRIDCE'S PROUD ..... FINANCIAL POSi-riON The opinion of a leading Toronto bond broker that Lethbrldge is one ot three or tour cities In the,west which ean sell thelc bonds at prevailing prices for money because of the city's good financial condition, may oomo k> a Eurprise to some ratepayers, but It will be a pleasant aurprUie. It is a great l^oost for Lethbridi;e tor which if^yor Hardle deserves a ahare of the � ^falsa. At the same tiOB^ was paased unanimously at a ioint maatlag of fraln growers and livestock man., It caritvd with a burst of en-thotlaam. The delegates were behind it to a mn. There is no time to be lost tlie crop of 1918 must be In-creaaad by every means possible. No measure can have greater or more Immediate effect in relieving the acute altuation that exists than placing the machinery needed for food production on the free llt^ It this Is left tintll parliament aaaambles in March it will be too lata to affect this year's output. The urgency of the demand for more food calls for the iipmedlate passing ot an order4in-coui.iou�.^..........$3,128,331 -.-------- --------" 1- Annual RepoH .. ......... 194.53 Proposed 5i civic yrpodpilo that would The U.S. government announces that all its knit goods suppiles for 1918 have been obtained, and mills In consequence may devote fthelr energies to civilian work. The U. S. Supreme Court has ruled that tho Inter-St^^e Commerce Commission exceeded! lis ,po,wers in.allowing Illinois railroads to increase their fares from 2 to 2.4 cents a mile. Mayor Morrison, of Sudbury, Miscellaneous-^ Supplies ....... Adv. Circulars........ Buttons.........  Consm. G, G. Guide .... Affiliation Pees ....... Certificates ... ..i ... Resolutions......... Photos............ Legal......... Interest and Exchange V Balance, being excess expenditure over Income ... Grand Total .i.........$16,503.71.. Expenditure To Salaries- Office......... Secretary......... ... President ...... To Office Expense! Rent............ Postage ... ... ... Stationery........ Primln* ... ... ... Sundries'......... Taxes ... ...... Miiitigraphing Audit, 1916 .. Audit. 1917 .............. Freight and Express ... ..| Subscriptions to Papers \ ..\ Board of Trade Membership Bonding ... ... �..  be stocked up during the coming $287 69 summer for the direct benefit ot the "gsliO . oil - ns next win.t^._,. 71.57 ' � ; -' , 63.60 A city countil committee w'll try 45.00 to close the library and amu:;nnient 40.00 resorts at' Woodstock to consorve � 25.0�-fuel. The Children's Shel'er and 16.10 House of Refuge are out of coal. 13.00 . � ' . - , ' , 6.01 It was disclosed In a New York -- court that a .street selling agency, $669.07,'capjtailieti at' six thousand dollars, had already cleared over half a mil-178.61 j lion'profit- � Ottawa council' adopted the recommendation of the Board of Control that application be inade to the On-i tario Municipal Bbard for leave to borrow $250,000 for the erection ot a fuel plant and purchase of fuel. Albert Lafour, farmer, living twelvf $7.140.06' miles south of Quill Luke, Sasfc., shot [and killed his wife. Ha then shot at $1,140.00 .a neighbor, name unkdbwn, b.ut mls-1,130.17 sed, and the man lah away. Lafour 666.92 then committed suicide. Lafour sus-584.7B, peoted his wife of unfaithfulness^ 183 49l ' --' 60.691 The condition of Dr.- R. M. Tiirner 58,63 Is critical at a Toronto hosplUl. He $3,544.10 2,000.00 1,595.96 Teeth, breath, appetite and digestion all benefit from it. Thirst and fatigue fade away. Pluck returns by Its ma^ic aid. ftfter evsry meal Ftevour Lasts LY ACTUAMBY PATRIOTISM Lieut. Col. Jaraeil Craig, Unionist member of parliament for East Down, ^60.00 has blood polspning *n4 there is little r-d mIo an IjlV ^^^^^^^^^^  15 "^�''^*'':.""''u*^''*'''' P*""'""* today, as lord treasurer of 35.74. with murder in conneetKm with Marlon the house of commons in consequence 32.50 stone, the giri who^died.from The et-jgoj^fects of .an alleged Uleiral'operatloa. Lieut.-Col. Genet, of Brantford, Oht,; sommander of the 58th battalion, has $4,026.33 To Officers' Expanses .. To OrgantplBg Expenses | TOU.F.W. A.- Salary v................ Officers' Expenses Organising Expekses ....... To Special Grant to s'^cretary To Convention, 1917, loss ... To Affiliation Foes-Canadian Council of Agriculture............... .. Western Canada Live Stock Union ... ............, 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 ppsltlon is no'cessarily affect- heen^awarded the D.S.O.. and hlsj.offli, F the WgnaUon "^o?Tlr'Ed^^^^^^^ Lieutenants John and Henry Genet  t-were each decorated with the Military ' ,� CrosB'for distinguished service, Lieut. John Genet is with the engineers. $313,08 � 227.40 136.^0 The*Ontario Railway and Municipal Board, on opening, an entiulry at , - Chatham into tlic gas situation, was $500 00 '^'"T*^ that the Tilbury field w'H , opposition to � homo ri.lV setfleinenT sooJi be exhausted, and cannot supply' - '"� dWJ.US I jjoth manufactoricz and domestic consumers. � � f^arson, I have been so Intimately associated with him In Ir'sh affairs that It is quite Imposs'ble for me to separate myaelt from the action be has now taken." Thia letter Is Benerally Interpreted as meaning that Col. Crals al gns himself with Sir Edward'ln continued 2p0.0t) 25.00 $225.00 Grand Total ;.......v.. .imps.?!'! SXltt"**-�' Says His Intentions Good Ottawa, Jan. 23.-InUfrv'ewea here %lth reference to Sir Edward Car-, , , .  .son's resignation and the Irish situa- ,H. H. Vau^han, vice president and ; tlon, Sir Frederick Smith, British at-���,oi .,,nn,,v n,..,...-,, tornoy. general, remarlfdd': "I have been away many wfteks and It is dff'cult to say juat what hae happened, but of this I am certain- general manager of the Dom'.:''oh Bridge Comnany, Montreal, will be the next president of the' 'Society of Canadiah Enginesir.i. He Is the only Asset* Cash in Bank (General Ao-cojint) .. ............. Cash in Ban^ (Satings Account)....... ... ,,. ,.. Cash in Bank (Hail Account) Cash in Hand Accounts Receivable society. I 47*,04!,i"''i!'?'^"*^aCit)7en report* that E, f M. Macdonald, foi-mer M. P. for Pic- 1,036.2� tPU; has moved to Montreal to 181.66 P'[�r this company, asiit will work In clo^e aftUiatlon with' the U.F.A.'s of the district, supplying cold storage facilities for handling their perishable shipments, and doubtless will be supplied by the same spur track along which their hew elevator will be erected. New keeation The new location,was purchased today and' will give ample room and trackage, being ,135x'280 feet with a 25 foot roadway on the east In addition. The property Is that formerly occupied by the Stacey Lumber Company, just Boiitb of the mill, and was sold by the Pioneer Lumber Company, as the Bucceisbr* of the Stacey people, Tho ground Is high and the extension of the track from the present ending Is a very simple matter. The location win be cpiiveii'ehtly hear the business centre,' the' mill., elevators and coal yards and Is a decided Improvement upon tho old property. Next week, the receiving station will bfe eBtabllshed upon this property, as some of the buIldloRS rescued trom tho recent fire Ivlll be placed there, as well as the cohipahy's office. Tenders tor the gravel necessary to erect the concrete'work tor the new plant ,*i^?MLrtL^*�L*t^n'5;,n J'lLTC burned ,to death under tragic olrcum-thh f*ri. ")Jn,^*�mut-Ar,nv stauces In their Jiome on>Ottawa street, offered the fiyst opportunity of any .^la mnrnln* Mr Prieiit. Increase In stock contemplated, hut ^r^lt Iv^itVi detinue action has not yet been taken, 'fclck and was retS?nK Certainly the, farmers and ranchers ^'wh^efa>ha^7e*xplo^'ro'n'^^^^^^ red. He ri^shed to the bedroom where Toronto, Jan. 23.-Mrs, Fred Prlest-man and her three-year-old son were 152.50 Supplies Buttons . Office Furniture .. ,, .. . Grand Total ... ... ., Liabllhies United Grain Growers I^td. Sundry Small Creditors____ Balance, being surplus . .. Oaspp,. He wag elected there and alao In'Malsonneuve, � �> ^. Frank Major, a'fantter in Nort|i Lancaster, Out., Instead of waiting until $424.22 his death, to have klB; property distributed, has started'In'tO do the di>- 230.30 193.92 2,176.20 tr'outlng dur^ his jkllfetline. - family reunidn In his Kome b|B read'ku, ,46 address to bis children, thankinKPod' 14,447 for having spared him and his'wite, to In another, reuoton,.* and 11,483,85 participate 227,84 .gave each of bis seVeii^sdM |l,000,:To 2,735,77 an eighth �9b,,who r�al- Calgary, 17th January. 1918, ther to come oitf of llila. Other tltts Subioct to Report, certified .correct, brought the total dlatribntloa 'up to qEO,RGE W, GRANT, itlfiSOO. It Is laid Mt. JI�lor stur ba^ A.ud^or- '1�,000. clear that hb wl)l support the government In ;t8 war measures," "If the Irish convention fails, what will be the policy of the British government?" Sir Frederick was asked: *Tan� not prepared to answer that until the ponventlon has failed," be said. "I think we.bad better wall and see If It falls," - � �'i.NTi v|T|.;ii riKtM KlniNT P,\c1ri be fully attended by the shareholdera, 88 It will be the most Important Va, thd lilatory of the creamery. No Institution ever establisbed In this distriot has done' more for. the financial uplift of the farmer and rancher-In hard times It wa�, the savliir' of the money end when wheat failed and prices Weffi low. It Is designed to make this institution i truly the farmerit' and ranchers own business. Success to those Who have labored as directors and who are atUl lintlrlng In thelr:,ef-forts to make this Industry the best of its kind in South Alberta. FATAL ;^UT0 ^CCII^I EI^IT company, as the present member, Mr,, , �, Geo, Peterson, Is unable to attend, i Vancouver, Jan. -22.- IMargaret Mr, Geo, A. Duco of Beozor, and tjife Gregg, aged 10, d ed early-this moiij-manager, Mr. Sylvester Low. | ln� from Injuries sustained in a col- ^ They will Investigate as to the best Hslon between an automobile In which plans an efiulpment for the now plant, she was-a passenger and a etreot'car and It Is proposed to make the Card-'.on Sunday hlBbt, Peter Rothsteln, �ton creamery qn of the best In the I driver of the automobile was instantly province. Something over $25,000 will killed andPet^r OrenldM la la a crlt-. f* forced to; relinquish his burden and jump through a window. Althotfgh badly burned and choked by smoke be tried to gain entrance to the house but .it yiM a mass of flames and he was forc^ e'd to stand in the snow aiid watch hli wife and son bum to death, Priestman Is now, In Hotel Dieu hospital suffer-Iny severely from shock and injuries, INOldTi^O FOR f URDBI Peoria, Ills., Jan. 22,-B. A, Strauae, p.-asldtint of the Peoria Savings Bank, who shot h's cashier, Berne M. Mead, In the bank, on December 'iS, was indicted for murder yesterday. NEWSPAPER OFFICi GUTTgD St, Catharines, Ont, Jah, 82,~Tho Pally Journal newspapers office was gutted by firo last night, with a loss estimated at' 110,000. It' Is: a two-storejr building,' Tb� lost la cevMad by insuranca t - ;