Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FbtJH /HE LETHBRIfKSB V, FRIDAY. JULYS, 1918 Xetbbribdc Ibcralb Xetbbrl^flc, BlDcrta t DAILY AND WIBKLV ProBrlctera and Publlahei� f HK LETHBRiDQB HERALD PRINT INQ COMPANY, LIMITED 111 (th Street South, Lcthbrldge W. A. Duchar.en President and Managing Director 9ohn Torrance � - Bualnese Manager 100,000 without crowding. The recent tax sale has ^hown that owners of subdivision property do not appear to dlvlsfons'be romovcd from the cities. It appears to be the evident intention of the board of public utilitlos to arrange (hat certain farm lands within the cities be placed outside the corporation limlte. A difficult situation has therefore been brought about. The Herald would like to see the Lcthbrldge city co\mcll put forward its side of the case. Lcthbrldge has well extended limits. We have rooms within those liraltB for a population of Business XdltorSal TSLP.PHONES Office .......... OKtce .......... 1114 Subscription Rateai Dattr, delivered, per i^eek ...... -10 DallT. delivered, per year .....15.00 Dally, by mail, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mall, 'per year .....tlM Weekly, by mail per year to tJ.8..|I.O� Datee of expiry of aubscrtpticm* a� taar daUy on address label Accept-asce ot papers tSic- explratida data Is ur aathorlty to continue the sub-scrlptioo. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR. The British In their drive at Hamel. on the Amiens front, took over 1300 prisoners and many machine guns, according to the latest word. The new Italian drive is proceed Ing with success, many former posts being retaken from the Austrlans. ^ In Rufisia the Czecho forces ore gaining such power that Trotsky has ordered the mobilization of a huge army which he says will be necessary to protect the publia A CHANCE FOR , SOME PUBLICITY. Commissioner Meech made it one ot the planks of his platform that there should be more publicity on municipal matters "by way of prepared reports dealing with important changes contemplated by the council. In this he was advocating a course that was wise. We hope we can now look to Mr. Meech for a little publicity on a matter being discussed at the present time by the city council. That is the queetiou of the proposal to award a contract for the scavenging. So far the public can make neither head nor tail of the proposal. There has been nothing tabled at a city council meeting that would enlighten either the press or the public. As the present cost of doing the city scavenging _iB somewhere in the neighborhood oi! $12,000 H year the matter Is ot some importance to the ratepayers. Incidentally the question of a certain high-priced motor-truck is mixed up in the consideration of the question. PICKED UP IN ^ PASSINGmiBJ^riBi, TWO GREAT NATIONAL HOLIDAYS. Two great national holidays have , been celebrated on the American continent this week-Dominion Day and Independence Day. The celebrations have given the Anglo-Saxon peoples 'of North America an opportunity to take stock o( themselves and ot each other, and It the dispatches are any iadicatlon ' Canada and the United States have mutual admiration and healthy, respect one for the other. The bond of Sympathy which their close proximity and one hundred years ot peace has fostered has been strengthened by the fact that they are now fighting side by side in the great war in Europe. One of the features of tlxe Independence Day celebration was the line spirit in which it was observed In the Old Country. One might have thought there would be a certain amount of hesitation on the part of the Britieh in celebrating an occasion which marked a defeat in one' portion of the world, but petty jealousies have evidently been wiped out by the graver events now stirring the world to action, and a strong bond of sympathy once more exists between British and Americans. ' The � Anglo-Saxon bond will grow, too. The other day an eminent Bng- j Jlsh professor, made the statement that; after the war, the fact that so many railllone speak the English Jan^ guage would be one of the greatest factors for democracy and a lasting peace. It Is well, therefore, to see the EngUsh-Bpeaking people taking Advantage ot such occasions as yesterday ^(resented torbrlng about feelings of jBJoser relationship. be anxious to hdld their land and pay taxes. In view of these tacts It would ha well tor the commissioners to ex-plaiiTtheir attitude. It ia true that the land at present within the city limits has been brought into the city without the opposition ot the owners of the property. It Is also true that the city has taken this property he a basis ot assessment and taxation, and that it stands as part of the city's security for Its borrowings. Or the other hand, the land is in such a position-as to ownership that it is useless for farming purposes unless the city itself undertakes to farm it. Whether the city is justified in holding valuable land out ot cultivation is one of the important phases of the question. Tlie Calgary daily papers are busy discussing that city's relations to its enormous vacant land area. The Al-bertan thinks the city should either farm the land or let it bo taken out ot the city limits. Here's the way it sizes up the situation: There is no wisdom in the council fighting to keep these lands inside the city in the hope that it can force the land owners to pay the taxes, and keep on paying taxes, because in many cases that is impossible. i It the city is to have that land kept inside ot the city it must be prepared to finance a great portion of It. The city is lamentably short in parks, but It cannot use all the unproductive land in the city tor that purpose. Parks are without much value or service unless properly improved, and that costs money, which the city Is not prepared to spend just now. However, this Is a good time tor the city to secure reasonable park areas, even it It does not intend to improve them just now. But after satisfying its park needs, there will remain a large amount ot non-revenue producing lands, which are really farm lands, within the city limlts.jyhich must either be excluded Or must fall into the hands of the city, The land cannot continue to pay taxes. The AlberUn believes that if the city insists upon these lands remain,-Ing Inside of the city, it must adopt an entirely dUf.erent land policy. The city cannot afford now to have non-revenue producing land in its areas. If the city insists upon holding the land inside of the city, which means ultimately the taking over of the land, it. mujt be prepared to make that land revenue producing. It must go into the land business. It must start in farming on a large scale. If It Is not prepared to take that responsibility, then it should consent to the exclusion ot certain portions ot the land from the civic boundaries. If H'^dopts a broad policy of using this land for real service until such time "as it can be supplied to citizens really-in need ot land, then the commissioner doubtless will see that It remains Inside et the city! But the city cannot sit back and be stubborn about It. It cannot afford to have unused, non-productive land In the city limits. It must show the commissioner tiiat it can and will make that land productive if reasonable city charges are not met, and it reverts to the city, as It is bound 'to do. And hpre is what the Calgary Canadian thinks: ^\^^ile the civic solons who ga.thor-ed here to discuss the matter of taxation ot farms within the city limits .decided, barring Mayor Costello, that this land should be treated as urban property, there Is no guarantee that the commission that is handling this question for the province will take a similar view. In tact, "THE CANADIAN" will be much surprised it Judge Carpenter and his associates will allow farm land to be taxed as city property even if It lies within the (?ity lir;iits. Especially would it be surprising were the property of men, who protested aga'.nst being in eluded in the city be left as urban lands. It is notorious that the city's bound^cle* were extended by real es tate promoters for their o\vn purposes and not'for the purposes ot the bona fide dwellers. Why not let us I be sane and reasonable about this VACANT LAND WITHIN OUR CITIES. The lour largest cities of the pro-vlnca havci a knotty problem on their hands. At the last session of the provincial legislature very wide powers were conferred on the board of public iiUlitles to deal with the wbole quaatlon of vacant laitds within the limtb of the cities. Judge Carpenter bu been making a peraonal survev ot tfie'Situation and action by the board � Qiay be-exijected at an early date . Tibe other day representatives of ^jie'clty cpuiicllB of Calgary, ^C^mpn ton, LMtbhrtdgeand Medicine'Hal gatb , ered In Calgary and opposed tlU pro- question? Why not separate the farm land from the urban land and get our city down to a fair size? We are carrying a bigger load than we can bear and we are doing a gross Injustice to many agriculturists. The gravity, of our error will be drilled Into us It we are allowed to persist In our present methods and It the property involved ia thrown upon our civic hands. Then we shall dlscoTer that, we have been taxing It far above is real value. When we do this we do an injustice to its owners and' lii all matters IhS city should be a paragon ot justice.. The question Is a serious ohe. and the people would like to have Leth-brldge's official position defined',' to gether 'with the facts and figures as to our Tacant subdivision property in order that they mig'nt form an intelligent opinion. A patent-has been granted at Washington to Lars Olson of Winnipeg tor Invention ot permutation lock. Norman, the 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Armstrong of Nahton, was dragged.from his pony and killed. ^ During the last 18 months 100,000,-000 pounds ot beet have been shipped overseas by the Calgary packing ^lani. PlIght-LIeut. "Sandy" Talbot of Edmonton, whose parent's reside at La-cotnbo. wna accidentally killed while with the aviation corpp in England. Quebec province formers in some districts tore up their registration cards and burned them jn the street, crying. "Down with Borden and Unionist liars." Major R. B. Eat^. M.L.A. for Hand Hills, Altn.. who has seen service nt the front has been made second in command ot the First Depot Battalion at Calgary. At the closing session of the annual meeting ot the order of United Commercial Travellers of America, at Col unibus. Ohio, Winnipeg was chosen as the next place ot meeting. Damage to the extent ot approx matoly $40,000 was done by a fire which broke out in the warehouse premises of W. N. O'Neill and Company, Vancouver. Sir Robert Borden Is remaining in France, but his colleagues, Hon.. N. W. Rowell. Hon.. A. Meighen and Hon. J. A. Calder have made a hurried trip to London tor important departmental engagements. R. W. Denlston. K.C., Winnipeg, has been appointed judge ot the court of appeal for Manitoba in the stead of Judge Perdue, who has been promot ed to the chief justiceship ot Man! toba. When the next big Victory Loan is floated, Ottawa will be the headquarters of the directing organization. Last year it was Toronto and more or less jealousy and friction developed, so these will all be overcome with the work directed from the national capital. That all the druggists in the province should be circularized, notifying them ot the illegality of selling patent and proprietary medicines that have not been approved by the advisory board, is a recommendation being made to the Alberta Pharmacentical society by the attorney-general's department. Mr. Lorne A. iSedy. proprietor ot The Walkervllle Telescope, and son of John W. Eedy ot the St. JIary's Journal, has been elected Vice-President ot the Ontario and Quebec Newspaper Association and a member of the Advertising Committee of the Canadian Press Association. Dr. J. P. Rankin.. ex-M.P. of Stratford was fined $50 and costs In police court for giving Robert. Ovington an unnecessary prescription' for a. quart ot 'whiskey. Dr. Rankin's o.\yn evidence was to the effect that \ie had refused Ovington a prescriptiao for six ounces the same day that he gave him an order tor a quart. - Soldiers ot Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New 2ea.land, Prance, Belgium, ifaiy and Am It reniaine�l for a "scratch" team of "has-beens" to convince us of our error. After the disastrous gAma with Champion certain dlsgiistml old-timers asserted that they could raise a team from the "old stiffs" about town that could play rlhgs around the relulars. Ot course, a taun,t like this could not be bver-lookedj'B game on Thursday-evening being the result, ^ut alas! for our young hopehils^lhe did timers put It over them to the tune ot eleven runs to eight. It Is Said that the school boys are ready with a challenge but that the Barons baseball club has taken to cover, Tho annual school picnic ot the Barons Consolidntocr School district was held on Friday. Nineteen automobiles, loaded with children, journeyed to the picnic grounds on the river near Monarch, where the boys and girls had the time ot their lives In usual picnic fashion. Quito a number ot Barons people attended the sports at Lethbrldge on Dominion Day, among wham were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Welsh, Mr. and Mrs. McKay, and Mr. Chris StandahL Mr. S. D. Oriftlths, appointed to succeed Mr. Blackwoo"�iii he asserts tho associution l^ossl that wy of (hp outlying sub- should have provided. By a new ruling In connection with tho fishing industry in Alberta, com morclal licenses will now be grjmted to fishermen on Lesser Slave'Lake and Lac la Blche. Heretofore only fishermen's licenses, 'permitting the use ot 30,0 yards ot net, bave;been Issued, but under the new system a com' mercial license will carry perraission to use 600 yards, at t^lce the fee, Allen Baker, M.F, whose death 'has been announced, was a Canadian by birth, being a native of Trenton, Ont At the age ot 24, Ih 1876, he took up his residence In England, and entered British political lite, being elected to tho commons In 1900 for the constttu ench ot East Pltsbury. Mr. Baker al ways has been a profelnent pacifist and was an untiring worker in the pa clflst cause. Judge Lees, In the district couCt i^t Wetasklwin, awarded $200 damages and costs to Charles H. Swanson, against Deputy Returning Officer-Bar nard, who refused to. allow hlnj to vote at the last Federal election^ on production ot a copy bt his naturall z'atlon certiricate. 'Production of the original document was demanded. .Mr SwanHon,. who was. born-ln SWadeu and Is one o( the oldest roBldonts ot the dlclrlct, was naturalized in 1890. and had voted without quostiou at evory election since. Decorations bestowed upon Americans by rulers ot the Central Powers will be flung; figuratively into the face ot the kaiser and literally Into,) a melting pot, to be converted into war saving stamps, during the fourth ot July parade in New "Votk. Major W. A. Blihop, V.C., D.S.O., and bar, M.C.,'wwaB gazetted with the Distinguished Flying Cross. The same honor is gazetted to CapL CeciJ Dar-ley, of Toronto, and Lachlne, Que. Capt. Darley also holds the Distinguished ServicerCrosa and bar. Charles W/ Blshpp, General Secre^ tary, of the Canadian Council ot the Y.M.C.A. announced that within a short time a detailed financial state ment will be printed, so that every subscriber in Canada, will have full Information. Replying to a question in the British Commons, Lord Robert Cecil, minister ot blockade and parliamentary under secretary for foreign affairs, said that a.permit had been granted to the Rt. Hon. Chas. Gore, Bishop of Oxford since 1911, to visit the United States. Names of 10,000 idlers who have been affected by the anti-loating law operative July 1. have been listed at New York. The list wag, compiled from information furnished in letters from neighbors ot alleged "lounge lizards," gamblers, race track "touts," etc. Announcement was made that the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, one ot the oldest afternoon papers in the countrj-, has been purchased by Cy rus H. K.' Curtis, owner ot the Evening Public Ledger and other publications The Evening Telegraph will cease publication, i If Toronto citlzeWMant Ice cream on Sundays after .\ugust 1, they will have to buy It on-, Saturday night when they are doing the rest ot their marketing, and preserve it, for the police commission decided that from then on, ice cream parlors must close on the Sabbath. -Also they decreed that the voices of news vendors will be still every seventh day. Oliver Bainbridge and & party ot British scientists who are enroute to make'an exploratioji of Papo, the Sol oman Islands and "other groups ot South Sea Islands, is in Vancouver The investigations are to be carried on with a view to estimating their economic value to the British Empire, Fojlowing an investigation, of tho .financial affairs of the National Emergency Relief Society; Mrs. William Gumming Story, president and former director-general of the Daughters ot the American Revolution was Indicted by a grand.Jury on charges ot larceny and conspiracy. Her two sons are cftdetendants In the conspiracy allci^atlons. be arranged for :at the earliest pos-sll^Ie date. For^ the first time In the three hundred years' history of the Jesuit Order in Canada, ah English-speaking priest has been named provincial, in the person of the Very Rev. John Mllw.ay-FIllon, until recently vice-rector of Loyola college In .Montreal, The appointment was received from the general of the order. Father tied-ochowskl, at Rome. used In a country house has been Installed?' The Merchants report that the cash system adopted by them on Tuesday morning Is working most satisfactorily oo far. We ar� stilt able to report summer-fallow crops In good shape, even in �pite ot the hot winds on. Monday and Tuosdoy. Tho cool weather ot last week, aided by some showerft, has strengthoried tho growth. Old-timers estimate that, even without rain, the district will give fifteen hushela to the acre. One good soaking will give 111! 20 bushels or more. Mr." Morrison, of Rosetown, Sask., visited his brother, J. H. Morrison, ot 'Barons' this week. He states that the crops In this district, and particularly Winnipeg city employes engaged in clerical work are to get a substantial increase in wages, ranging from ten to sixteen per cent, as a i:e8ult of the findings of the arbitration board which recently sent in Its findings to Ottawa. This class of civic employees did not iMirtlcipate in the recent strike of employes ot the city, but submitted their demands to arbitration. ' . Blghty-tour tickets were given out at the Dominion Land Office at Medicine Hat to returned and discharged men from C.E.F., who were present tor the purpose ot tiling homesteads In Bar W. Ranch. Many of them sat on the steps ot the land office for thirty-six hours. The post ofltce bull-ding was opened at six o'Mock and the men were crowding up the stairs and hall ways when the land office otficlale arrived. Up till noon only ten applicants had been dsalt wKh end probably three times that number will secure land. SHAVING PLEASURE "Mac" told me a few d�ys ago that since he bought his AutoStrop his regular morning shave had become one of his real pleasures. lt'� easjr to ippreclate this if you a� �n AatoStrap Safaty Raior- tha only raior that sbarncns its own bladea. Iliererore. tha only one tliat li alwayi in perfect sharing condition, Taka advantaie of our 30 days' free (rial and obtain an AntoSirop from your dealer. Try it under all conditions and if not entirely satisfactory return it for refund-ttiere's no otbst oblixtlion. AnIoSlrop Safety Ruor Co. UmM l-ITDattSl. a Ti5gate� to Berno, Sw'ttaei'ian^'rlir'tliae for the conference, planned tor August G,,to discuss the trealinent and exchange of prisoners of war. The United St4^tM now liiLs iukod lhat th� coLtorenc* BUYING BLINDFOLDED How many men and women in this community do their shoppi^^ blindfoldecl? Funny when you think of it tl^al thinking m^n and women will play "Blind Man's BuffV with their money; Yoii don't have to shop blindfolded unlesi you want to. The Out-of-Town .Houses started the Big Game of "Blind M^n^s Buff." But, it's a dangerous gam^ for us to play, in our "town. It isn't a fair game. It isn't fair to ourselves. It isn't fair to our Community. It isn't fair t(� our home merchant. He is helping us, co-pperating wi^h us, working with us to upbuild ai^d improve all our home institutions. Then, let us play fair vyith ourselves and with him. j^et us give the home merchant the first chaace. That is all he a&ks-.