Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR THE LF.THBMDGE DAILT HERALD WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1917 Si): Xctblnifcae, Blbcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rotes: Pally, delivered, per woclc......IP Daily, delivered per year ......SS.OO Daily, by mail, per year.........%-i.OO Weekly, by mail, per y?nr ......$1.50 JVftekly, by mail, per year to U.S..?~00 1252 1221 TELEPHONES Business Office ............. Editorial Office ............. W. A. Buchanan President nnd Managing Director John Torrance Business Manager Dates of expiry or subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance, of papers after expiration dato Is our authority to continuo tho subscription. Your King nnd Country Need Ycu Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR With Germauy more than ever In the hands of the Prussian Ucauracra-tlc masters, consequent upon the appointment of. Jlichaelis as chancellor, any hope of an early peace based on democratic reforms in Germany goes fl-jrHmmeritig, and the fight will grow more bitter to down the Prussian caste. The Russian offensive on the east and the great gains being made by the French in their new drive in [he Champagne, and also on the Meusc, are the features ot this week's war news. The Russians continue to make great strides In their drive in Galicia. and the French -Save inflicted terrific losses upon the Germans on the western front. The dispersing of three separate fleets of German vessels by British destroyers in the North Sea, with the capture of four of the vessels and the damaging of several others, tell the Btory of the failure of the German Attempts to once more open communication with the outside world by jneans of her merchant marine. of what it will be worth in the fti- j ture. The farmer's son or the tenrtnt farmor, with little or no capital, can-1 not hope to acquire possession of a j farm when the price of land is so j high that his earnings would not pay , the interest on the Investment. Tho , result is that land remains iill? or in the hands ot tenants ami thousands oC farmers' boys desert the country for the city. Wo cannot expect to get them bark on tho land unless we hold out to (hem the hope of becoming farm owners." Mr. Vrooman suggests a federal land tax to help meet the situation and a proposal la now before Congress to direct nn investigation into the practicability of such a tax. Tho unimproved land value taxation planks in the farmers' platform would, if enforced, do much to help meet the situation In Canada. Not only would a land tax on unimproved land values furnish an untapped and badly needed source of Dominion revenue, but it would also help to place unused land within the reach of those who are willing and nble to cultivate it. The urgency of the food requirements of the allies demands a lowering of the barriers that separate men from the groat source of human sustenance. <* PICKED UP IN<* PASSING "for'^Sb busy man Windsor is onrrylnf arrears of taxes. about % 100,000 Fines under the Ontario temperance act In Hamilton to date, since Sept. 10, 1910, total $-H.l',o0. The Hrltlsh Imperial association, Toronto, has asked the legislature, to permit the manufacture garine. After 11 years as lTpper Canada college, Audon, M.A.. offered hi: of oleomar- principal of Henry \\. i resignation to the board accepted. Mrs. Louisa Trembley, Toronto, fell on a bbttle, causing her to bleed to death. W. R. Tlrlln, principal ot tho High school, Carlylo, Sasl;., has boon appointed on tho staff of tho Brock-vllle Collegiate Institute. Thomas XI. Hoothby, a widely known commercial traveller of Col-lingwood, died very suddenly at Mea ford of hemorrhage of the brain. of governors. It was i ALBERTA SOLDIERS HAVE GOOD NOMINEES. Judging by the names of those nominated to contest the soldier Eeats in Alberta, Alberta's soldiers at the front will have some fine material to choose from. The names of some fine men are to be found in the list. Capt. Bob Pearson is known from one end of Alberta to the other. Equally so is Lieut.-Col. James K. Cornwall, of Peace River country fame. There are others almost equally well known who would make WHAT FREIGHT RATE INCREASE MEANS. There is a -woeful lack of definite information regarding the proposed changes in railway tariffs which go into effect shortly, giving the Canadian railways an increase of approximately lfi per cent, in freight rates throughout the Dominion. While sessions of the Board of Railway Commissioners have been held at a number of points, it is safe to say that not five per cent, of tho producers of the west know what the increase will mean to them. An exchange, in giving some concrete examples of the way the 15 per cent, increase will affect the western producer, shows that its cost would fall largely in western farmers, and it comes at a time when the nation can afford to I give no further discouragement to j the vital matter of food production, j The new changes would raise the rate j on a car of twelve binders from Tor-! onto to Calgary from J124.0O to ! ?1SP.75, an increase of 53 per cent. They would mean much greater difficulty in getting repairs and parts of machines at a time when farmers are practicing economy in machinery as never before, and when economy of all steel supplies is of vital importance to everyone, and especially to the railways. Such changes would greatly discourage the use of small tractors, when everyone is doing his best to encourage their use on the farm. A 15 per cent, increase would mean an increase ot 1 1-5 cents per bnshe! on wheat shipped from average Manitoba points to Fort William; 1 4-5 cents from Saskatchewan points and 2 4-5 cents from Alberta points to the head of the lakes. It would mean on cattle, increases of 6 3-5 cents on The death ot Mrs. Mary Starling Holton occurred in Brooklyn, N.Y., and removes a member of a family well known in Canada. She formerly lived in Uelleville. To the steamer Meaford of the Farar Transportation Co.. Ltd., Toronto, belong the honor of being the 1 first Canadian Freight vessel to sink a German submarine. Fifty-seven thousand pounds sterling was subscribed to the fund for the French wounded on the occasion of the French fete day on the anniversary of the fall of tho Uasiile ,at Sydney, Australia. In connection with his recent visit to the front. King George has appointed Field Marshal Sir Douglas Ilaig, the commander-in-chief of the forces in France and Belgium, knight of the Order of the Thistle. Tho military hospitals commission has been notified to prepavo for lti.SOO men within the next six months, nnd this has made nocessnry a considerable enlargement of plans which had been made. of tho convulsion was not learned until It was found that tho child had oaten a lot of popcorn and then drank a glass ot water. Archbishop Spratt is raising funds for the establishment In Kingston diocese of a coMoro for tho training of members for the priesthood. The col-lego will cost $100,000 nnd will bo built in Kingston. King George has conferred tho Military Medal for bravery in tho field on three members of tho American Legion of tho Canadian forcest. The men nre Lance-Corp. T. U. Dick, of Boston, and Scrgt. H. Harlan nnd Pto. C. Porter, both from New England. INCREA8E IN FLOUR Winnipeg, July 17.-Milling companion have nnonunced nn Increaso of 10 cents per barrel in flour prices, the new quotation being 1(1.30 a bag or $12.60 a barrel. Tho largest life insuranco claim paid in Canada during the year has just been issued. $117,000 on tho life of tho late Lieut.-Col. R. M. Thompson, well known Winnipeg barrister and financial man. who mot death on tho Somme. Ho was a son-in-law of the-f*'16 ,at0 S'r Thomas Taylor, of Hamilton. Robert Cooper, aged SI years, one of Chatham's oldest business men. who has been confined to the St. Joseph's hospital since April of HUO, died in that institution. Announcement was made by Hon. T. \V. McGnrry, provincial treasurer, that since the outbreak of war the province of Ontario had contributed slightly more than $5,000,000 for all purposes. Rev. W. R. Wrighton, pastor of the Park Baptist church, Brantford, received internal injuries when run into by a car driven by Mr. Chamborlain, Toronto, as he was stepping from a street car. Capt. Thompson and Mrs. McCal-lum. of the Davisvillc military hospital, Toronto, had a narrow escape K. Hambly, classical master ot from serious injury when the head the Brockvillo Collegiate Institute, who was reappointed at an increased salary for the ensuing year, has resigned and enlisted to go abroad on active service. Toronto art circles were shocked at the news received from Algonquin Park that Tom Thomson, one of the most talented of the younger artists of the city, had been missing and was thought to have been drowned or tiie victim of foul play. Included in the casualty list, among those wounded is the name of Major William Gordon Peterson, son of Sir William Peterson, K.C.. M.G., principal of McGill university. Major Peterson, who is serving with the headquarters' staff in France, was wounded about a month ago. Jack Leroy, four-year-old son of R. H. Leroy, of Winnipeg, who was on a visit to friends at Carberry, was. so badly burned when his clothing caught fire while playing with matches that he died in the. Winnipeg general hospital. On hearing of the accident, his father chartered a special train and rushed him from Carberry to Winnipeg in an endeavor to save his life. of a sterilizing/\tank was blown way-* through a hallwayJfor some distance. W. S. Jackson, who has been connected with Upper Canada college for 40 years and who recently resigned, has been prevailed upon to assume the duties of acting principal until tho successor to Mr. Auden can be installed. Lady Turner and many other Canadians attendee! the Duchess of Wellington's reception to overseas officers at Aptsley House, London, the town residence of a famous soldier, and crammed with Peninsula and Waterloo relics which millions of Londoners have never seen. The announcement that W. C. Towers had been appointed a temporary lieutenant-colonel commanding an overseas battalion, which was made from England, reveals the story of a remarkable rise. He enlisted with a western regiment in the first contingent as a private. Coroner Ebert, of Queens county. X.Y., is investigating the death of Anna Hilderbrant, six years old. She died of convulsions just after a physician reached her home. The cause Prosecuting their efforts to secure a change in the present schedule rates of pay and working hours, the committee of the G.N.W. telegraphers, now in session at Toronto, took a "strike vote," in order to comply with the industrial disputes act, before applying for a board of conciliation. WICKED HAMILTON Hamilton, July 17.-Hamilton has another murder mystery, Yesterday morning tho body of a man, too decomposed to bo identified, was washed up on the bny shore at tho beach. Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on cither steam or gas tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. NIVEN BROS. 216 First Ave. 8. Phone 1732 ^BaHnBMHHMBHBBslMBaaB It hud been weighted down with art 18-pound weight, thero was ft bullet wound through the head and the skull wan rtrnr.shed. It is believed that tho victim was a foreigner, probably an Italian. HAIL INSURE NOW You cannot afford to gamble. We have always received fair settlements promptly from ths company we are representing. Alberta Securities Balmoral Block Lethbrldge Ffre believed cendiary origin, mill of Martin to have been of In-destroyed the flour Brothers. Klamrath Falls, Ore., together with a large amount of 11 our and grain. The loss on the mill alone is estimated at $100.-000. Industrial Workers of the World agitators were suspected, according to a statement by Sheriff Humphreys. Lieut. Cuthbert Farrar Savage, Northumberland Fusiliers, died of wounds, was a son of Canon E. S. and Mrs. Savage, of Hexam Abbey, North-timborland. At the outbreak of the war he was in Vancouver studying for the bar. Ho enlisted in the Canadian Seaforths, went to England with, the first contingent and was wounded in April, 1916. Tho proposal by Sir George Perley, Canadian overseas minister of militia, for the Canadian government to send a military mission to Paris for propaganda work, has been accepted by the French war minister. The proposed members of the mission are Brig.-Gen. Lord Brooke, to act as head of the body; Major Reginald Geary, Col. Aseilin and Capt. A. Joly de Lotbinlere. The mission has the approval of Lord Derby. SECURITY s SAFETY :: SERVICE FarmersFire& Hail Insurance Co Is what you have been waiting for. It Is what we have all been waiting for.-A company owned and controlled by the farmers of Alberta. Organized to give uo the service wo are entitled to and to keep our money at home. Secure your hall protection early by obtaining a policy In The Farmers Fire & Hail Insurance Co. HEAD OFFICE, ALBERTA BLOCK, LETHBRIDGE "Do Business in Your Own Crowd." WON'T HEAR APPEAL. London, July 10.-Judging by nn article which appears in the current number of the Roman Catholic weekly organ, The Tablet, British Catholics will refuse to listen to tiie appeal which has been made by the German-Swiss Catholic newspaper The Vaterland, that Catholics of both neutral and belligerent countries should strive to help forward a peace movement. SECURITY s SAFETY SERVICE I HAIL INSURANCE In selecting a Company to place your Hail Insurance with, there are two important things to consider. First, the financial responsibility of the Company; second, their reputation for prompt and satisfactory adjustments. Such an Investigation will show the BRITISH CROWN as a leader. Don't take a chance. Let us place it in '.he Brltisii Crown. R. V. Gibbons & Co. PHONE 1191 BALMORAL BLOCK fine representatives of the interests of the soldiers and nurses of the province. The soldiers have the right to vote lor two nonsinees. It will be interesting to watch the result of the voting. With a nurse in the lists, one might very well expect that she would be one of those chosen asi many soldiers will vote for the nurse candidate as a tribute to the fine rwork the women of the province arej doing. At any rate, the soldiers of Alberta ^111 be sure of splendid representation In the provincial legislature. Those who have criticized the government's policy in this regard would lave a hard time finding echo of such criticism among those now across tho aeas, fighting our battles, who have the privilege of nominating and electing their own representatives. � HOW TO BRING LAND UNDER PRODUCTION. Those who rave at the wild lands tax of the province of Alberta as being a stumbling block in the way of the development of the province, In that it tends to scare away capital, may be surprised to learn that the .United States department of agriculture is now having made an investigation to determine the advisability of Imposing a land tax, for the purpose of forcing the speculator to gorge MP his lands and make them available to the public so that they may be made productive. The Grain Growers' Guide, in a recent editorial articlo on "Land and Food Hequire-ments," said: The imperatives ef war are directing attention as it was never directed before to the necessity of getting land out ot tho control of speculators and into the bunds of men who will put it to productive use. The world is beginning to feel the pinch of hunger. In the future are the prospect of a severe food shortage and the possibility of a calamitous famine. Mean-whil'a great stretches of the most fer-agricultural lands, well served 100 pounds from Calgary to Winni-peg; 13 1-2 cents from Calgary to | Toronto, and 9 7-10 cents from Winni- j peg to Toronto. On minimum cars j of 20,000 pounds, this would mean pro-1 ducers would have to pay $13.20,! ?27.00 and $1S.14 respectively for the various distances just mentioned. It would add $1.50 per 1,000 feet to all the lumber sold through retail yards in Western Canada, it was stated. It would even raise the price of your soda water and two per cent. beer. And what for? to give the C.N.H. and G.T.P. railroads $11,000,000.00, to give the C.P.R., already bloated with reserves, over $20,000,000.00 or thus soak the public of Canada an additional $31,000,000.00 when the public has bonused and guaranteed these roads to a finish, and has bought and paid for rate concessions in this country which the railroads must not ignore. If these increases are put into effect, and nothing seems surer, then will be heard a real agitation throughout Canada for nationalization of railways as demanded by the Drayton-Acworth report. The farmer under-1 stands the effect when ho is soaked nearly three cents more than at present to lay his wheat down in Fort William. The farmer in the Lethbrldge district will have to pay 17 cents per bushel as against 14 centH under present tariffs. Those who ship over the C.P.R., whose profits are larger now than at any time in that company's history, will have a real grievance. If the railways are desirour of nationalization, they could choose no better way to bring it about than to inflict tho proposed 15 per cent, rato Increase. Thousand Dollar Saturday- - - A New "Movie" with lots of "Pep." See Friday's Paper for full particulars. tile There signs. are high signs, and high To rent, one cx-city hall, perfectly good as a potato warehouse. Apply 2nd Ave., Lethbridge. with transportation facilities, remain as inaccessible to the men who would put them under tho plow as if they were situated within tho arctic circle. Commenting on this anomaly, Carl Vrdotnan, assistant secretary of agriculture for the United States, in an article on the food question has this to say: "Millions of acres of farm land are being held out of use and other mil Hons of acres are being cultivated on a wasteful and inefficient basis, iLand values have risen at an unprecedented rate. They are based not ppon what the farm will earn at the present time, but on an expectancy Toronto has a street railway strike which Is alleged to have put the city of Toronto on its feet. However, walking won't hurt Toronto tho Good, The Toronto Telegram is holding Bob Rogers up to the people of tho east as a little tin god who never got �within a mile of suspicion. Let tho Toronto Telegram come to Winnipeg and try � tho same stunt in Rogers' home, town where ho is known, anil It will learn how popular is its: littlo tin god election anatcher. BANANAS BANANAS contain most of the nourishment that meat does. If eaten with bread ami butter, they make an excellent lunch Avithout the addition of meat. Most children prefer Banana Sandwiches to Meat Sandwiches, and They Cost Much Less. AUCTION SALE OF CATTLE AND HORSES At the Lethbi'Migo Sale and Feed Barn, July 21st, of Wagons and Buggies and Harness, Double and Single. ONE O'CLOCK SHARP HORSES-1 matched grey team; 1 mare and 1 gelding, 5 yrs old; 1 bay gelding, 6 yrs old; ; 1bay mare; 6 yrs. old; 1 matched team of bay geldings, 7 and 8 years old; 10 mares and geldings from 6 to 8 years old; 1 grey gelding, broke single and double; ;1 bay gelding, rising 4 years old; 1 roan saddle horsa, broke tingle or double. CATTLE-2 cows with calves at foot, 3 months old; 3 cows due to be fresh shortly; 1 heifer, rising 3 years old; 5 steers rising 3 years old;; 3 steers, rising 2 years old; 2 heifers, rising 2 years old. IMPLEMENTS 1 heavy team dray, 7 ton, nearly new; 1 delivery wagon, nearly new, single; 1 team delivery wagon, nearly new; 1 single delivery dray; 4 sets of double team harness; 3 single buggies; 2 sets of double tef*m harness; 2 sets single harness; driving harness. This stock must be sold as the proprietor has sold hit farm. TERMS CASH J. A. SMITH, Auctioneer Escalloped Bananas FRUIT DISPATCH COMPANY Stir one-fourth of a cup of melted butter Into a pint of grated bread crumba. Sprinkle the bottom of a baking dish with the crumbs, cover with sliced BANANAS, and sprinkle with a little sugar mixed with cinnamon; repeat the layers of buttered crumbs and BANANAS until the crumbs are used-having the last layer of crumbs. Add a little lemon juice or hot water, cover and bake twenty-five minutes, then remove the cover to brown the crumbs. 8erve a* a dessert with cream and sugar, or with hard sauce. ORDER FROM YOUR DEALER GEO. KERR & CO. McKILLOP & CO. THE GOOD CO. HUDSON BAY CO. L. C. TEEPLE. E. L. JARVIS. A. E. KINNEAR C. S. RICHMOND E. J. TICKNER R. B. DONAuDSON J. ROUNDTREE J. & A. JOHNSTON SUPINA MERCANTILE CO. A. M. RITCHIE R. B. MORDEN LEE WONG BING WO QUONG SAM E. FIA SIMON SWEDISH M.VASELENAK JOE PISCO PALACE CONFECTIONERY OLYMPIA CONFECTIONERY LETHBRIDGE KANDY , KITCHEN KING GEORGE VICTORIA MAPLE LEAF BEATON'S T. E. KEITH'S CLUB CAFE COMMERCIAL CAFE ALBERTA BUFFET CHARLIE LOO B. C. CAFE CECIL CAFE JNO. ROKOVEI HENDERSON LAKE PAVILION AT THE LETHBRIDGE STOCK YARDS On Saturday, July 21st AT ONE O'CLOCK Lethbridge Mercantile Co., Ltd.. Jobbers 400 CATTLE COMPRISING 150 2-year old heifers, due to oalvc soon. 75 2-year old steers. 70 3-ycar old steers. 50 Cows with calves at foot. 25 yearling steers. 25 Yearling heifer*. 3 White face bulls. This stock lo well bred Durham and White Face and Is In good shape and must be sold. Don't miss this sale If you can use any of the above cattlo. TERMS CASH G. P. DEARDORFF, L. J. NICHOLSON, Auctioneers. RED LINE CAR OR TAXI TO BALE.-REMEMBER THE DATE.