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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \ FRIDAY, JANUARY 25,' 1018 XetbbrtDae, Blterta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishors (THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED S23 6th Street South, Lethbridge W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager ___ i TELEPHONES * Business Office............ Editorial Office ............ 1252 1224 Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per: week . Haily, delivered, per., year . Daily, by mail, per '.year .. Weekly, by mail, psj- year . .10 .$5.00 .*4.00 teachers and an education beyond the lower grades. Hon, Mr. Boyle sites up.Ike situation very well in his address to the XT. F. A. and we hope the farmers who heard it, will be aroused to the need of improved educational facilities in our rural districts. The farm boy and girl are entitled to a good education and the facilities should be close ai ^.and for them to attain it. The present rural school, where there I is always difficulty in obtaining a j teacher and whsre the teacher has to I teach all trtdes) is not the ideal. It ; is the best under existing clrcum-| stances but it can be improved upon I by establishing a consolidated school, j The consolidated school provides I more teachers, a more extensive ! course, and can be located in a rural district, so that the pupils will not have to leav* home to obtain the high school course. 'PICKED UP JN*^ PA SSJJVGr t,0K THS MAN Geo. Farr, pioneer of Harwood, Out., is dead. Windsor, Ont., tion of 28,364. now has a popula- Woekly, by mail, per year to P.S..S2.0t>, "Bates of eipiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers r.fte:- expiration date is authority to centjnue the subscription.' . cur OVERLOOKED THE EXTREME SOUTH With the U. F. A. in its election of officers, the delegates rule. There may be some quiet electioneering but the voice of the delegates must be accepted, as the rule of the people. Xevertheless we feel that the dele- Farm and garden seeds cannot be exported from Canada: , Lachlan Cameron, pioneer of Vaugh-an township, Ont., is dead, aged S2 years. Dr. Austin Ogden. son of the late H. H. Ogden, Sarnie was killed in action in France. Winnipeg council will ask the Manitoba legislature to sanction a refern-dum in the Board of Control system. It is estimated that demands - for salary increases at the Toronto City Hall will total well on to the million mark. The separation allowance for seamen in the Canadian Naval Service has been raised from $20 to $25 a month. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR " Russia has refused 'to consider. the! gates were a little thoughtless in over- German terms Jof annexation of Ru,'looking Southern Alberta in choosing; $?)&T%S^&*i�$fc slra-territory, and likely-will refuse a *ce-president. Someone will .�*>,� ^ ,n an aviatlpn accident-in England. Flight Lieut. Geo. Pjarrlsh, son W. - � - of to continue the peace negotiations there is a vice-president frorif&le in. Southern Alberta. Well, intention to continue the peace negot- Southern Alberta covet, an awful lot; 5�*A^T�* * David Putnam, of brookline, Mass., iations with Russia pn the basis of no annexations and no lnHemnities, and likely a split will occur between the central powers over this decision. Little activity is reported from any of the war fronts. } PRESIDENT WOOD'S VALUE TO THE U. F. A. The U. F. A. directors say that President Wood's salary should be more than $2,000 a year. Well, we should say so. Were he devoting the same brains and energy and good judgment to any other business, he would be paid five times as much. Mr. Wood,' however, is not thinking of money; service to his fellow farmer is his purpose in giving so much of his time to the U. F. A. Likely the best reward he get3 is the satisfaction that he is permitted to do something to help his fellow man. Nevertheless the "laborer is, worthy of his hire." of territory from Gleichen to the boun-iarmv_ boUi sbQt dQwn 0ermau air. dary and it has many U. F, A. locals pian'e3 on January 19." and it has plenty of material (or a! ' -w vice-presidencv. Dunham of ! Let'h-i Fergus Kenned*, who came west  ., -  , , ,, j ., ,. tr, noisome years ago from Camlaehie, ,Ont.. bridge, certainly, seemed to us to be^an(J ^ up /ranctt north of Medicine entitled to re-election but if the dele- j Hat ilei A iew jays ago at Rochester, Minn.'  I POTASH IN OUR- ...... ALKALI LAKES � Medicine Hat Board of Trade discussed a suggestion that it might be possible to extract potash from the alkali lakes of Southern Alberta. In Nebraska, it was reported? that this was being done with, success. 'jjhe Dominion government, or the Scientific and Research Committee it has appointed, should investigate and ascertain if our alkali lakes can produce potash. If it was proved that they could, it would mean - another great industry for this country. It is too important a possibility to be overlooked. WALL STREET AND GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP Government owned railways cannot pay, isays the Wall Street Journal. We are not startled at this opinion from such a source. Wlien did any person, or any organization, or newspaper �* connected with Wall Street ever express sympathy with public ownership of anything. Wall street owns the millions and the millionaires, of course, believe in owning everything they can place their hands upon. It has been the business of Wall Street to slam phblic ownership. At that We are not surprised. We would become suspicious if Wall .Street began praising public owneiship. ' Because Wall Street is against government ownership is no proof that government ownership is wrong; rather it is. proof that there is some good in government ownership* gates didn't want him there were other good choices from the extreme south, A. J. H. Dcuahoe, of Foremost, T. .0 King, of Raymond", J. T. North," of Parkland, and Mrs. Freeman of Winnifred. They were all in the running but failed election. It won't make any difference to the interest of the south in the U. F. A.; the organization is too valuable- and too well directed, to be affected by sectional disappointments. However, we have TJ. F. A. problems* all our own down this way and a vice-president from this end of the province would have been a big help in solving them. NEED OF MORE HOUSES IN CITY Lethbridge is facing a serious condition in the: matter of home, accommodation which is proving a detriment to the growth ofthe;city. With hundreds-of "new people coming; "in, every available house in the. city: is full,-and unless-something-is done to relieve the congesyon some of these people will Si-forced to leave us. . WS) -havje mentioned this matter in a casual way on previous occasions, but we .mention it now morel forcibly because we believe that, with spring coming and the building season opening mp, some effort ought to be made on the part of citizens to provide further accommodation for newcomers. If Southern Alberta raises a favorable crop this year there will be an Influx of people to Lethbridge in the next twelve-month that will surpass the addition to the city's population in the past year. We will need them to help carry on the increasing business of this growing centre. It is our duty to provide for them, and in spite of the high cost of building materials we so. We know at the present time of families that-are thinking of moving to Macleod, Calgary or some other point because they cannot-sec ure houses here. That- should make lis stop and think. Perhaps the Board of Trade can suggest something to meet the difficulty. ~ A resolution recommending1, that Orientals be prevented from becoming owners of real estate in Canada has been passed by the .Vernon branch of the Great War Veterans Association. Premier Brewster plans to ship ground fish,from-British Columbia to Winnipeg and other points in the prairie provinces and sell them at two pounds for 15 cents to the consumers, j Medicine. Hat citizens are discussing the advisability ol making a strong effort to induce the government to locate the tuberculosis sanitorium in the vicinity of 'Medicine Hat. Manlius Bull, president of the Royal Crown Soap works, Winnipeg, received word that his son, Wilfred E. Bull, has been awarded the Military Gross for conspicuous service. This is the second one of Mr. Bull's sons to win the coveted Military Cross, Lieut. i-Roland having been decorated for gallantry on the field about a year ago. A petition presented to the Edmonton city council asks' that all stores shall be closed and no telephone orders taken between houre-pf 6 p.m. and 5 a.m., and all day on holidays and Sundays, except stores for sale of A big steel and smelting plants a possibility at Vancouver. R. G. Davidson has boon appointed fire chief at Edmonton. Wm. Adam*, C.P.R.,switchman, died of injuries received in the yards at Regina. The Toronto City Council voted a million dollars to the Patriotic and Red Cross fund. Mrs. Chas. Cthnn. mother cf C. H. CaKan, K. C, Montreal, died at Yarmouth, N. S.v Rev. Hugh Hamilton, of Kildonon, has been called to the pastorate of Carman, (Man.) Presbytorian church. Dr. J. Campbell White spoke to a meeting of - Methodist laymen in, Toronto to launch the campaign to raise $800,000 for,missions. The shortage of bunker coal which a few days ago.was seriously hampering the fueling of vessels in New York harbor, "has been entirely relieved." ' [the ohq cent daily papers in Greater, New"Yorlc,' bothTnpTnfng arid after-' noon.rwill advunce'-their price to two cents beginning ; Saturday morning next. jL John Hamilton Stewart, a wealthy bachelor, seventy-three r ars old, committed suicide by shooting himself in the forehead at'his farm at Ollnda, near Leamington, 'Ont. _a ... The Bolshevik! authorities have taken over the Russian Red Cross which has been In' the hands of the non-partisans. The heads of the organization, including Hi PJkrobsky, former minister for foreign affairs, have been arrested as counter-revelution-aries. The foreign service committee of the Aero Club of America has voted to confer its special war medal upon Major William Bishop of Canada, of the British Eoyal Flying Corps; Captain Baracca, the Italian army aviator, I and Lieut..^Thierry; of Belgium, in recognition of their valor and bravery in bringing down 43, 21 and 10 machines respectively. wholo 'trouble grow~ont of the fictl- [clpal of tho'agricultural Bchpolat Olds, tlous sales. He explained that grain 1 and George M. Ohlpmnn, editor of the must be sol(*�before it is bought, and Grain Growers Guide. Mr.' Elliott that the soiling price determines the spoke in behalf%>f the resolution aek-buying power. But millions and bil- i lng that free board and lodging, be lions of bushels were traded in a spec-' provided for pupils attending the agrl-ulatlve -way that wore never actually cultural schools in the province, and grown. The Chicago pit had seen the following his address, the convention sale-' during litln, of 1)0,000,000,000 passed the resolution unanimously. -bushels of .wheat, twice us much as ! Mr. Chlpmah drew .much applause has boen produced on the American 'In attacking the tariff on agricultural continent sinco Columbus landed, and j machinery, more than could be raided in the Unit- i , Directors Named ed States and Canada in the next one Th , t ()f dlrectora fol. mg chosen hundred years. Kvery bush* of R(. ft com,,ittoe. meeting late in the grain traded, livered-, and he said, "should be do w u i u'l , I i afternoon, was �announced. Only one k .^1 y a ^a. b *" East and West Calgary - William Howe, Crossfield. Battle River-H. E. Spencer, Edger-ton. Macleod-'S. S. Sears, Nanton. Lethbridge-T. O. King, Raymond. Victoria-Pi'-W. Smith, Sedgewtck. East and-'Wost Edmonton-Jos. Fletcher, Grande Prairie. Strathcona-C AV. Carroll, Leduc, Red Deei--Jos. Stauffor, Olds. Medicine Hat-C. A, Harris, Fail-Acres. Tho following is the complete list of those who accepted nominations tor vice-presidency yesterday: P. Baker, Ponoka;^. ErBlose, Craig-myle; J. C. Buckley, Gleichen; .1. J. Cairns,' Mirror; A. J. H. Donahue, Foremost; S. S. Dunham, Lethbridge; Mrs. 1. C. Freeman, Winnifred; W. J. and that all grain bought be received j^acknran. East Glover Bar; T. O. King. andpai*for" Raymond; J. W. Leedy, Whitecourt; Mr. Rice-Jones declared that the U. I E. H. Malcomo, Klllam; Geo. McCom-F.A. should have a/man on the com-! ber. Queenstown; M. \V. MoHneaux, mittee which adjusts trades at the end Bawlf; Jas. Miner, Leduc; J. 1. Nortjir, of the month. Speaking for the Unit- ! Parkland; A. W. Sharpe Lacombe; ed Grain Growers he stated, that it; Rice Shephard, Edmonton; G. D. Shaw, was not impossible to do without the! Cayley; M. E. Sly, 'Strathmore; S. b. option market, and that he for one wquld be glad to see It permanently eliminated. No Trade War Denouncing the alleged policy /if "Imperialists" and "Reactionaries" to wage a commercial war after the war, Professor iW. W. Swansonf occupying the chair of Economics at Saskatchewan University, drew vehement applause at the Jii'ght meeting Thursday of the United Farmers of Alberta convention. % . The big audience which filled the First Baptist church to -capacity applauded the sentiments of the speaker Sophie Miner, twenty-five years old, when he called "The war after the employed at the Crescent Tea rooms,' war," a^picayune policy taking no aeon Jasper avenue, Edmonton, was-as-' count ot trie theory that what injures naulted and an attempt was made at]ones neighbor injures oneself. Mr. Sears, Nanton; H. E. Spencer, Edger-ton; W. D. Trogo, Gleichen. especially by the young. Sanitarium treatment la the only way to eheok. it and at this- point the doeter took the opporunlty to criticise the govorn-men's choice of the site for the mro-poHod provincial sanitarium, saying that he couldn't see why Kananaskks had ben chosen unless it was feeoause^ it was the least desirable plaoe. In tho doctor's estimation tho only site lor a sanitarium that would serve the' purpose this was intended to serve, would be one that was surrounded by u large tract of farm lend, where the patients could be employed out-of-doors at chicken raising, gardening or other light farm duties, that would not only fit them to. support- themselves, but would be a revenue to the Institution as well. � \ Venereal Diseases .. In dealing with the question of veu-Qi-cal diseases the doctor taffl he proposed to call a spado a spade and that he felt suro his frankness would not be misunderstood. Ten per cent, or the population of the province of Alberta were suffering from these dls:. eases, and there was no legislation that would prevent the spread ot these deadly germs that threatened the sight of the new born babies, even attacked little girls and filled the women'� wards of-the hospitals with serloim surgical cases. One progressive step had been' taken in the free blood pfests which the province would provide in future. In closing Doctor Lincoln urged the women to te"hch tlielr boys and girls the truth and save them front the mistakes past, generations had made in this respect. CHILDREN NEED F00D-N0T ALCOHOL How careless it is to accept alcoholic medicine for children when everybody knows that their whole health and growth depends upon correct nouHmhlMBitt, If your children are pale, listless, underweight or puny, they absolutely need the special, concentrated food that only saulted and an^attempt was abduction by an unidentified man at 10.30 Friday night: The attempted abduction occurred Oh 102nd street just south of Jasper'avenue. She was first grasped by the arm, and then partially chloroformed through the medium of a treated! handkerchief which was held to-her nose. A 14 poll tax on every male person in the city over 21 years old and under 60 has been decided upon, by the Toronto board of control in connection with the- tax survey which it is drugs, tobacco and cigars and confec-[*ow making. This tax will yield, it is tionery, and these stores  shall be strictly confined to the sale of the articles mentioned. T. H. Johnson, attorney- general and acting premier, declared in the Manitoba legislature that the provincial government would carry to the estimated.^ $80*000 annually to the city. In addition, it is proposed to levy special taxes on ice cream stands, on wagons, on i electricians, local Improvements, taxes on cemteries, fees j for the use of the parks for sports, license fee on contractors with places of business outside the city and doing ones neighbor inju Swanson made a strong plea for an !, effort by the allies, after the war, to ! regenerate the Teutonic race in the I ideals of humanity which were instlnc-! tive in the breast of all men, and their j acceptation once again/In the ranks of ] world brotherhood. > Mr. SwanB6n'3 address was the prin- i cipal of the evening, other speakers ! included Professor A. G. Elliott, prin- i gives, to improve their nutrition and repair waste caused by youthful activity. , During school term all children should be given Scott's Emulsion because it benefits' their JhA blood, sharpens their appetite andx rebuilds-^ their strength by sheer force of its great nourishing power.. ' Scott &Bowne. Toronto. Out.. - ... ' 1'-*? 131 cut el lillieiil nuuiu tail/ ni^ i -- -- - _. - , __ privy council of England, the decision^ work within the city limits, and^other Nobody, except the railroads, will worry if the new freight rates are postponed Indefinitely. We don't want them at all. USING THE BOY ON THE FARM Hon. Duncan Marshall in ' Toronto the other day announced .that, ar, a result of a conference of � officials at Ottawa, the farm labof problem for the coming year had been solved. No details of the plan were given but' we hope Mr. Marshall is right. However, that, does not nullify the suggestion which'has been" made "that greater efforts should be^put forth to make use of the high school boys of the west to help.out the farm labor scarcity. The principal of the .scuooIb in Victoria states that there are over 1000 boys in that city who woufd' be available under this plan. , It It were carried out to the limit throughout the West the boys could do a grea/t deal in this direction. Something was done ip Alberta a year ago but not half enough. Put the proposition up to the boys and see how they Will accept the responsibility. Jim Weir is just now looked upon as a greater politician than a' farmer. Politicians don't seem to be popular with The U. F. A.-except in making demands for legislation. We wouldn't wonder if Food Controller Hanna did retire. A man would need the patience of Job to fill that job. A blind and a deaf man might get along without much trquble. A uniform minimum salary of Bap tist ministers has been fixed at $1,200. It Is easy enough to fix a salary but it Ts another thing to have it paid. Ministers are poorly paid; in many, cases they never get the salary they are promised. And 'then if they sue the delinquents some poor shrimp whines, "It isn't a Christian act to go into court." . x of ^he Supreme court quashing fhe Direct Legislation act passed by the legislature in 1916. In -the meantime, he said, the government felt-bound by the terms of the act and would- refer any 'important reform measures to the people. ' "Canada leads the world in production of'wheat per capita," said Dr. C.A. Zavltz at the Western Ontario. Dairy-meg's convention. "Our production is seventy and a half bushel* per, bead of population. Argentina, which ranks next- in _this respect, produces fifty-six and one-third bushels per capita, and the United States forty-five and a third. Canada's exportable surplus of wheat.Is six times thai 61 the Unite* States. . - - The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, -will be known henceforth as the Engineering Institute of Canada -the change in name having been decided upon at the recent meeting in Montreal. H. H. Vaughan, vice-president and managing director of the Dominion Bridge Company, was. elected president, and T. H. White, Vancouver, M. R. Fairburn, (assistant chief engineer of the C. P. It., Montreal). Prof. H. E. Haultain (of the^ University'of Toronto) and R". P. .Hay-warfl (of the Western Canada Power Company, Vancouver) were elected vice-presidents. Ex-Mayor H. A. Stevenson of London, Ont., is out with a suggestion that devices be installed to extract greise and other materials .fpom dish water. He declares that thousands of dollars can be made in this way and glycerine in large quantities, manufactured. He points out that the British are making a great deal of'money in this way. "An English expert cjame to the aviation camp in Toronto, and by-installing a simple .process is making $800 a month out of dish water," said Dr. Stevenson.- "A similar machine could be installed at Victoria hospital, and an equal amount saved, I am sure." taxes. U. F. A. PREFERS THE-W10UNTIES" (('ovtinueu from FRONT PAOSI THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONSOLIDATED 8CHOOL Undoubtedly the consolidated schools assists very considerably in the solution of the two chief problems ol the rural school-well qualified �Here is a noble example of renunciation: Israel Zangwlll, the famous Anglo-Jewish novelist and dramatist", is one of4he most ardent and active ZionlstB living.; ^he~ repeoplinr of-Palestine with Jews nas long been his most cherished dream. And yet, in a "recent address, In London Mr. Zangwlll said: "If it comes to a matter of exchanging, and Belgium were set off against Palestine, I should say without hesitation, 'Restore Belgium to the Belgians and let the Turks re tain Palestine." Judge Lavell, of Kingston, in hearing appeals for exemption from military service, has come to the conclusion that a largo number of farmers hereabouts are greedy and care more for big prices tluvn to. aid in greater .production.-He finds that many hundreds of bugs of potatoes have been lost by being frozen, because the farmers held them in expectation that they would get big prices. Judge Lavell also finds that there are too many cheese factories in his district. Borne farmers have factories that turn out only three or four cheese a day and in these cases the judge has refused exemption to -aiinern' Bona who act as makers. v the wishes of the people be obeyed,'j and tfiat conscription of wealth in the most advanced form, as indicated in the farmers' platform be put into effect." ~ \ Tariff on Machinery Tho numerous resolutions dealing I with the matter of a tariff on farm | machinery, all calling for the removal of that duty, were combined in one resolution prepared by the'executive. The matter was thoroughly threshed out, every, delegate being strongly in favor of the general request, and thej resolution was finally sent back for a second re-draft, to be passed on at a later session. i Labor Saving Devices In addition to machinery, a clause was added covering labor-saving de-, vices 'for the home. Delegate Irwin, of Barons, who spoke to the resolution, said that farmers were being compelled to pay ?5� more on every binder they purchased, slni.b the price of wheat had been act, or practically |8 advance per month. He slammed the implement companies for discharging their employees directly after the outbreak of the'war, through the fear that there would be no demajid for machinery, and now they wanted to make the farmers pay for that mistake, and at-the same time were advertising in the front and back covers of 'every agricultural publication in the land, that they could not make deliveries'. vWe:emi't-get.'.plow shares, so what'rf the use of buying tractors," he linked; "if the  government won't give us what we ask for in this respect, the union government will not stand very long," declared another delegate. The sentiment on this question was extremely strong, and-It was even sug gested that the U.F.A. send a delegation to Ottawa to see that the farmers' wishes were carried out. 8hort Selling of Grain The matter of short selling of grain was another live issuo. C. F. Brown, of the United Grain Growers, explained the Intricate methods of the grain trade, as President *Wodd had declared that the more he had to do with It the" less he knew, until he had arrived at the point where he did not even wish to hear anyone talk about It. Mr. Brown gave a splendid address on; the topic, etuting that the Furniture Specials in Dining Room Suites A more suitable gift could not be found that would be more appreciated than one of our period design- dining room suites. $145 Satin Walnut Suite for $119 This beautiful nine piece suite- is .in that soft silky brown finish that has become so pupular dur-  ing the past few months and the straight lines of th� design make it even inoro attractive. The suite consists of a china cabinet, six foot pedestal exwnsior, table, arm chair, five side chairs and a lar^e buffet with a French plate glass mirror, largo cupboard, linen drawer and two cutlery drawers Special Only 1............$119.00 $210 Solid Walnut Suite for - - - - This is a solid brown walnut suite that demands your attention and the design is a reproduction'of the William and Mary Period modified. The buffet is rather artistic, stlli at the same time! bit and roomy. The table has a 44 Inch top and extends to 1 feet on easy running gliders, pt'iestal design effect while the chairs are strongly uu'lt with leather seats t Special Price . .......\. $170.00 $182.50 JACOBEAN SUITE for $15U5 A solid oak suite bum by one of the leading- Canadian manufacturers who guarantee the workmanship in every respect and a suite that will Btand all klndE of hard usage owing to its dull finish, as it is practically impossible to mark*it, ..... Suite consists of a large double door china cabinet, massive buffet, set of leather upholstered chairs and a large extension table. Special Price 01.........$151.75 $145 William and - rt - Mary Suite in the \1// /S Jacobean Finish - - - �K Jl^^� � Consisting of- a large 54 inch buffetl, tapestry seated dining room chairs and a five leg extension table with'a 48 inch top. Special Price,.......... $122.75 $180.00 8-piece Dining Room Suite in the Solid Oak, for....... ' Comprising six leather seated diners, a massive/ buffet and a pedestal extension, nil invalid oak. ' Special ...........::.. ' $140.00 -, ,. - * Floor Coverings WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR SPRING CONSIGNMENT OF OLD COUNTRY LINOLEUMS: Floor Oilcloth, 2 yards wide at .v,, . . . ..... . . $1.00 and $1.25 Linoleum, 2 yards wide at.................. .. $1.90 and $2.25 Inlaid Linoleums, 2 yards wide at . .........1...... . $3.25 to $4.00 ...............V. $1. Dunoleum, New Process American Goods at 60 Bawden Lethbridge's Complete Home Furniibers. Hall Block kkm ;