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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta Devatt) Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY logue: Grain Growers' special tractor. Wagons Buggies Duty io C to Gas engines. Gas engines. 2' h.p. h.p. 20.TS '20.76 11.40 Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per weak Dally, delivered, per year Dally, by mail, per year .Weekly, by mail, per year lOc .Jl.OO engines. 4 h.p............ 26.SO engines, 6 h.p............ 34.SO TELEPHONES Business Office Oftico W. A. Buchanan John Torranco Managing Director Business Manager Dates of expiry of subscriptions ap- pear uaily on address label. Accept- ance of papers after expiration date ii our authority to continue the sub- scription.- Your King right nowl and Country need you ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR With the French troops not more 'than a mile from Peroirne. the British slowly forging ahead north of the 'Somme, and the Russians crowding in from the east, the Teutons are now beginning to realize that their position is extremely critical, and the frank admission of tils is witnessed in some of tbe more outspoken German papers. The defensive against the Russians on the east has been completely demoral- ized by the onsweep of the Ctar's farces, who -have made advances both in Gelicia and on the northern end of their line. On the western front the British are advancing in the 3Iontabaun region where they have co-operated with the French -where the lines meet, and are also making progress at Contalamai- son. The French eipect to capture Peronne within a few hours. The of prisoners taken is increas- ing daily. i The Germans have made good their x boast of a submarine merchantman would cross .the Atlantic, and the 'ifirst of these boats has reached the mvti received letters from Ottawa In- terming Iheui ihut they must invoice as per the instructions of iho depart- ment. In the case of. tho 'Grain Grow- ers' Special Tractor.' wo now pay n duty of -II per cent, and a war Ux of Cent. in excess of our contract price with the manufacturers. Wagons, faunlng-mills. gasoline -en- gines and separators are subject to tile same arbitrary procedure. How much farther this method will be carried we do not know. To put the matter in simple and concrete form the department of cus- toms at Ottawa has said in effect to the Grain Growers' Grain company: "You must not buy your tractor, wag- ons, tanning-mills, gasoline engines and separators from American manu- facturers. If you do you must pay an eitra fine over and above the regular protective tariff for so doing." To give some appearance of legality to this high-handed proceeding the de- partment of customs has invoked a tariff regulation known a? the "dump-i ing clause." The section of the clause Tnat school land sale at Carmangay applied to this case is as follows-. j shows what Southern Alberta farmers "In the case of articles exported to Uhink of Southern Alberta land. Canada of a class or kind made or pro-1 duced in Canada, If the actual selling j :CARMANGAY SCHOOL SALE ENCOURAGING Gang plow, 2 bottom, 13 in..... 11.00 Gang plow, 2 bottom, 14 11.28 Gang plow, 3 bottom, 12 In..... 17.S9 Dans plow, 3 bottom. 14 in..... JS.29 This shows the actual amount of tariff tax on these various engines and implements which the Grain Growers' Grain company is selling. The same amount of tariff tai Is contained in similar machines and implements made in Canada. If any farmers have hud any doubt in their mind as to what the tariff is costing them these figures and facts will settle the matter definitely. urice'to an importer in Canada be less than the fair market value ot the same article when sold for home con- sumption in the usual ami ordinary course in the country whence exported j to Canada, there shall, in addition to the duties otherwise established, be levied, collected and paid on such article. H? importation into Cana- da, a special duty (or dumping duty) equal to the difference between the said selling price of the article tor export and the said fair market value thereof for home consumption; and such special duty (or dumping duty) British Columbia fruit is to be ship- ped to Ontario. What's wrong with I Niagara? It seems like carrying coals Since red is no longer a favorite color for painting an Alberta town, King William's men will try a few dabs of orange glor- ious twelfth. The-school lands sold at Carmangay vill not be taxed for wild land. The SUCh Special duty tor UUlUplug win "Ul ue KIJ.CU iw. shall be levied, collected and paid on will put them into crop. That such article although it is not other- th bought them for, not for wise dutiable Now this clause provides that be- fore any special duty can be added to the regular tariff tax it must be a case where the article is sold to Canadian importers at a lower price than it is sold for use in the United States. The what they bought them for, not for speculation. Lindsay. Ont.. had better watch out Either the new Dominion ar- senal located taere or its most uoieu citizen, the minister of militia, may sold tor use in me uimuu IUG Grain Growers' Grain company hare j blow lip any of these bougSt their various engines and plements at the regular wholesale price at which they are sold in the United States and their own investi- Sir Sam Hughes is certainly good to his own. He stands by Allison through all the -exposures and now he United states ann meir gation shows conclusively that .the comes ,onfand oc e, the s one f If any proof is. needed IhM Southern Alberta has "come back" in an agri- cultural way, it is found in the result the sale of school lands at Car- mangay on Saturday. .About were sold at an average price fof 3H-35, the lushest price being ?28 .i'per acre for a parcel close to Cham- ,'pion. 7' There had been a tendency up till "'quite recently .to take it for granted that Southern Alberta land values had .dropped out of sight because ot 1914 'and the war, and that an .owner ins to sell was lucky to get any kind 'of offer. This opinion was partly the -'outcome of results obtained at mort- gage sales ot farm property during 'the year, -when time after time the price was not realized. But the mortgage sale is not a tau- test of farm land value. The "sale of .school land at Carmangay was a fair Farmers, not. speculators, were the buyers Farmers, not speculators, the men who really make the value of farm lands AVhen'farmers buy 99 [parcels of raw land at an average of per acre it is. pretty good proof Jtnat believe they can stand the expense of improving the land and "make it pav good .dividends on the co t togetre--wita the _cost o {Improvements The farmer: is the man who ought to know. land values ant the sale at Carmangay for this reason ehould.be an encouragement to every one ot us who is dependent on the rrmer s success The sale should do much ito fix a basis of farm land values, en fBOurage "loan companies who have standing out against tarn x lands m Southern Alberta and sncour jge, too, every business man in South Alberta whose business depends :or success on the value- of our farm lands. 1 The district lying along the Alder rjyde branch of the C. P. R. has set a i'jreat record during the past year, an Ihe Saturday sale goes to bear out the eputatiou the-district has gained; manufacturers of their engines and machinery are not "dumping" their product into Canada at a cut price to the Grain Growers' Grain company, to the Grain the customs department would not act in this manner unless upon complaint of some Canadian manufacturers who do It is quite obvious Growers' Gnide that Dominion arsenal at the home town, Lindsay, Ont. Lethbridge's first week of prohibi- tion is very much like Manitoba's re- cord since the law went into effect there. There has not been an arrest for drunkenness in the Brandon or Vir- den districts since June 1st. There in Brandon not relish the competition which tie1, are only eight prisoners Grain Growers- Grain company has jj.ll -here nundre s were common n present the prohibitionists seem to be able to repreat the well known phrase "I told you without any fear of E contradiction. iffnrded them. Manufacturers of agri-j years past implements in Canada have 1st there have been less than been highly protected tor many years, arrests for drunkenness. ret large quantities of American made machinery have come Into Canada over the tariff wall every year. The Canadian made machinery sells at the same price as the American made, the I Hily difference being that in the case of American made machinery the tar- iff goes into the public treasury and in the case of Canadian made machin- ery the tariff goes into the manufac- turer's pocket. But not being content he manufacturers have now induced he customs department to put an ex- tra tax on the machinery which the dozen Up to the The Easiest Riding Low Priced Car 890 I. o. b. Toconto, Ont. 4 cylinder en bloc motor 31'' bore 5" stroke 4-inch tires, non-skid rev Cantilever sprints body Electric starter Mimetic speedometer Complete equipment Tounnj The new Overland Series 75 B is an eye opener for ruling comfort. Takes jolts, ruts and railroad tracks with as much ease as the largest cars on the market. Shock absorbing cantilever springs and four inch tires are the reason. Let us demonstrate this wonder car on the roughest road you know. Come today. Bring your wife. We'll show you the car of cars, D. S. WILLIAMSON CO., 320 9TH STREET SOUTH LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. PHONE 1546 Willys-Overland, Limited Hend Office and Works, West Toronto, Ont. John and Edward Masterson. and 4 years of age respectively, sons of Mr. and -Mrs. Frederick Maateroon, were drowned at London, Ont. through the Irish-Canadian Rangers at a meeting of the munitions manu- facturers. When a string ot freight cars which George H. Locke, Chief Librarian of j were being handled in the eastbouml ers. financial adviser to the treasury, succeeds Mr. Hirst as aditor ot the Economist. It is understood Hie pro- prietors of the paper disagreed with 'Mr. Hirst's editorial policy. He was a peace advocate. "appointed Vice-Presi- 1 G. T. R. yard at Niagara ira Toronto, was _rr dent of the American Library Associ- ation. Graves Thurber, aeed 90, the tirst inmate of Hastings County House ot Refuge, is dead. He was at one time a prosperous business man. For the first time since Its erec- tion, Huron county jail is without a prisoner. The Canada Temperance Act is in operation -throughout tue county. Louisville, Kentucky, was selected as the meeting place for the next tri- away they rushed down the sot sharp grade and" sideswlped a train of cars, smashing seven. Dorothy May Boyd, Montreal, the 13-year-old daughter -Mr. and Mrs. Doc. Boyd, who up to a year ago re- sided at Winnipeg; Lillian Hudson, Montreal; and Florence Uockrell, maid to the Boyd family, were drown- ed July 6 at Crystal Falls, Laureutian Mountains, Quebec. At'the Supreme Court in Sydney, S., Caher Faber, ennial convention in 1D19 of the Bro- hood of Locomotive Firemen and inemen. -western farmer thas to buy. It has re- olved itself to a .considerable extent ntp a "dog in the manger" policy by rvuich a number: of Canadian manu- acturers refuse to sell to the farmers' companies and have invoked the aid jf the customs department to prevent he farmers' companies from buying n the .United States. It practically puts the customs department .in the position of chore boy to the Canadian j manufacturers. If .our mem-' both Conservative and Liberal, per.rait this gross injustice to pass without the most vigorous pro- test th'ey are capable of making they cannot be considered as true repre- sentatives of the western people, very properly declares the Grain Growers Guide. Even it the American manu- facturers were selling at a lower price than they sell in the States (which in this case they are not) It would hardly I PENALIZING THE FARMERS In a, new catalogue issued a few lays ago by the co-operative depart iJient of The Grain j- Growers' Groin appears the 'following start ing statement have found it impossible to df some of the lines that we handle Generally, they seem to rely on th( irotection of the customs tariff to se las forced us to make many of ou mainess connections in the tfnitei s states We have in the past year im t jorled farge quantities of supplien rom this source Now we are facec vitli another set of conditions. Tht iustoms department .through apprals is and special agents fix -irbltra fltity th ommodittes we import. The sped a A gents of the department'go to the [CKED UP IN ASSINGI FOB THE BUS? MAN Bruce County will have a children's belter. Ex-Mayor Dr. Radfo'rd.has teen ap- pointed M.O.H. of Gait at J500 a year. In a terrible electric storm Janies Irvine, of Longburn, Man., was killed. Joseph Lorimer, of Hamiota, -Man., died suddenly at his home in East Burnaby, B. C. Wesley Hawkins, Deputy Reeve ot diod, aged Sidney "Township, about fifty-two. Arthur Johns, .aged eleven, drowned in a swimming pool above Goldie'3 at Guelph. It is British Ministry announced that the of Munitions now controls factories. Bank at Prince Albert, has been Rev. S. S. Burns, minister of St. John's Church, BrocKville, V HHB re- ceived a call to the Presbyterian chu ceived a call to the Presbyterian Church in Verdun, Que. Dr Thomas Henderson, a promi- nent Detroit physician, former presi- dent of the 'Board ot .Education, is dead from uraemic poisoning. He was bora in Exeter, Ont.. in 1856. William Harrison Bradley, of Montreal. American ConsuHGeneral, visited Fort Henry and expressed himself as well pleased with the food and quarters of the interned German prisoners. The Canadian Army Dental Corps, from July 15, 1315, to March 31 last, performed dental operations upon officers; of this number were extractions. The .total number of fillings was A. U. McLean, manager of the Bank of Commerce, London, Ont, received a cable that his son. Lieut. AthoU McLean, was killed in action at Al- bert, France. Pie enlisted at Winnipeg as a private in the Fifth Highlanders "A quarter of a million dollars will scarcely cover the amount of loss done to fruit and other farm stuff be- Emburv manager oi: the Union tween the lake and Niagara River in ViCiaity of Queenston by a recent declares a prominent grower. a native of for rial on a charge of high treason. He addressed a letter to T. Kiss a banker, at N'ew -York, enclosing a faOO subscription to the Auatrian war .oan. In a vault in the Trade and Com- merce Department at Ottawa are thousands of industrial diamonds, as used by manufacturers and others. The British Government lias ruled that they must not be ex- ported, even to Canada, except through the Trade Department. tMajor "Jack" ilowat of Vancouver, B. C., formerly Mayor of Kingston, who has accepted a Captaincy in or- der to get to the front at once, was accompanied by Capt. "Paddy" Mor- an, also formerly of Kingston, who ac- cepted a. Lieutenancy in order to keep with his bosom friend. Moran was a former Hugby quarterback of Queen's, Francis.W. Hirst, the prominent fin- ancial" writer, has resigned the editor- ship, of the London Economist, after a of nine' years! Hartley "With-1 1 Catholics. The Evangelical Church in Germany is divided be- tween the Lutheran and the Reform- ed Confessions. The largest denom- ination outside these two is the Bap- tist, which, however, numbers only Western Ontario brewers arc not allowing the grass to grow under their feet in securing the Ontario trade when prohibition comes into effect on Sept. 16. Agents are locking over sites in Hull by which 'they will pro- vide private purchasers in Ontario with beverages, after the edict of the Ontario government goes into effect. Nearly every wesLum Ontario "brew- ery luis secured a location for a ware- house in Hull. A savings and profit sharing fund for employees has been announced by Sears. Roebuclt Co, Chicago. The plan provides for the contribution an- nually by the company of a per cent of its net earnings without deduction of dividends. The savings feature pro- vides for (hi; voluntary participation of every employee of three years or j more service upon payment into the fund of 5 per cent, of his salary. Bas- ed on last year's profits the plan would mean an annual contribution by the company of The population of Germany with respect to the religious affiliations of the people in as follows, according to the religious census of Dec. 1, 1010: Evangelicals, Roman Cath- olics, other Christians, 'SSS'iti- Jews, others, 152. Prussia has Evangeli- cals and Catholics, while Bavaria has Evangelicals and SASKATOON FATALITY Saskatoon, Sask., July Jeff, a young employed by the G. T. P. at' Battleford, Sask., as punipnian. was drowned while bath- Ing in the Battle nighr. It is believed that-hc wasiseizeti'with a. cramp. .-Ile-'w-as forced under and his body was carried away by the swift current. He had no relatives in this country. Hail Insurance Let us place your risk. We guar- antee reliability of the Company and FAIR de- Do It now. R.V. Gibbons Co. Balmoral Block, Lethbridge, Phone 1191 ferred to Weyburn. be consistent to put a special tax upon 1 His Honour Judge Mclntyre IB the Canadian farmers who buy these! tiring from active implements. The fact is that our own Canadian manufacturers of agricul- tural implements do exactly the same thing. They sell their products for, export to South Africa, Australia, New j Zealand and Europe at lower prices than they sell for use in Canada. This has dempiistrated several times. It provfde'd 'in- the customs regulations 'that when our Canadian manufacturers export their product they get a rebate of 99% of the duty paid onTthe raw material entering into their, product -Now (Key-are doing exactly thingthat they com- plain the American manufacturers are doing. The Grain Growers' Grain com- pany, have proved conclu- sively by' investigation that in this case the American manufacturers are not selling at less than the home mar- ket price. It is to aH appearances merely a case of the minister of cus- toms using his arbitrary power for the benefit of a few manufacturers in east- ern Canada, To give some idea of what the tariff tax on farm machin- ery amounts to we herewith reproduce another statement from the Grain Growers' Gra.in Company's catalogue: i the following work as jur.iof of Ontario. ss tesj tiso Scares show the actual duty paid on Judge of the Count! Thos S. Nicholson, a- well known Hamilton contractor, died rather sud- denly, aged 73. large deputation from Port Dover and district will interview the Domin- ion government for better docking fa- cilities. Mrs. H. Pearson and a lady friend in an auto were caught on a crossing at Simcoe by a locomotive, but escap- ed unhurt by jumping. Rev. Dr. Drummond, pastor of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, has been appointed Chief Ch9plain at the Niagara Camp. At Camp Borden four battalions were engaged in uprooting old pine stumps, while their brass bands play- ed in the midst to lighten the labor. ty years connected with the Barrie Advance, died after a long Illness, at the age of The large plant of the Dominion Hardwood Company, Limited, manu- facturers of Voodenware, at Deseron- to, Ont., was totally destroyed by fire. William Dagg, aged 84 years, died at Winnipeg. He was one of the pion- eers of Bruce County, having lived in Kincardine foi many years, corporal rienry M. Hewitt, nephew of John H. G. Hagarty, Toronto, and second son of the late Lieut.-CoI. Ed- ward 0. Hewitt, first commandant of the Royal Military College, Kingston, lost his HCe IE the Dublin riots. A scheme to compel eligible work- ers in munition factories in Montreal district to enlist was launched Old Country Passen- gers, Attention! We can offer you excellent ac- commodation at a very low rate. Our steamers are large twin screw and up to date. Montreal-Glnjow Sailing! "CASSANDRA July 16 jSATURNIA............July 29 Aug. 5 "Cabin Patiengeri only. Hate fCabin and 3rd For rates and'other information ap ply any Railroad or Steamship Ag- ent, or DONALDSON LINE H. E. LIDMAN, General Agent, Winnipeg, 449 Main St. Ph. M5312. Vancouver, 531 Granvllle St. DO NOT DELAY LONGER IN PLACING YOUR HAIL INSURANCE Witt the. CONNECTICUT FIRE INSURANCE CO...... Assets Incorporated 1850. Surplus POLICIES WRITTEN AND DELIVERED THE SAME DAY APPLI- CATION IS MADE AT THE OFFICE OF WILSON S KEITH C P R, Landi General Insurance.Agents, SHERLOCK'BLDG. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS... PHONE 1343. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE LET US WRITE YOUR HAIL INSURANCE. in the WESTCHESTER, HARTFORD or UNITED ASSURANCE CO. Asieti over Will have experienced in Lethi bridge and lo.ses will be paid Immediately. If you do not Have the ca.h now >ee us and we will care for you until .falj. Write Box 264K Phone 651 or call in Alberta block. i We want 3 fsw more agents in outlying dtrirlcti. M.P. Johnston Company HAS INSTALLED SAFETY DEPOSIT'BOXES. LODGE YOUR Wills, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies or other valuables in one of these boxes V FOR TOUTHER APPLY TO Lethbridge Branch R. T. Brymner, Mgr HAIL INSURANCE Mr Farmer, when you buy SEED GRAIN, you get the heat. When you buy HAJU INSURANCE, also get the cofts no. more and in event ot lens, you get full payment. The British-America (Strongest Assets and the i v.'. Home Insurance .of New York, Assets.................... GUARANTEE LowtU Rates, Prompt Beit Protection WRITE; CALL. W. F. NELSON 416 5th Street South TELEPHONE 1214- LETHBRIDQE, ALTA. P. 0. BOX 354. ;