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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta THK LETHBRIDGE DAILT HERALD TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1918 Wage Earners The workers in our factories take raw material of certain by application of their own skill and i energy produce a finished product of umich'greater value ihati the raw 'terial. The difference between these tW values is known as the Increased Increment and the worker produced it. What part "f tins increased value this worker receive ns wages? Herein lies almost the whole quarrei "between capital and labor. We hold that wage earners do not get as 'ar95 a percentage of this value they creat'e as? they should get and the booze manufacturers are in this respect the greatest sinners to their employees. We quote from the last census of Bulletin 1, pp and defy any one to refute cyr statements: Industry Distilled liquors Vinous liquors Wages paid their wage earners for dollar of value created cents 34 36 39 Malt liquors Slaughtering refining Gloves and, mittens Baiter and cheese Evaporated fruits Hosiery and knit goods.. Furniture .Boots and shoes Men's Woollen goods .Women's clothing 59 And so we might go on through the -whole 2X1 industries of this country mentioned in the above government ireport. Wage earners! You 'Will not vote to perpetuate such an iniquitous busi- ness that robs its employees of a greater percentage of the value they create than any other industry in VOTE IT OUT. Provincial Revenue Last year the gross revenue to this province from the Liquor Traffic by way-of licenses and fines amounted to To collect this and operate. the 'liquor License -branch of the At- torney General's department cost So the net revenue to the .province amounted to aroout just 33 CENTS PER CAPITA scarcely the price of three drinks. Well'could we all afford to pay this 33e as we would save more than, this amount the decreased of provincial jails and asylums alone which today dost us about one .dollar .per capita. City Taxes The assessment rolls of this city show that for this year the liquor traffic here is actually assessea'-'ior tases as follows: Heal Estate Buildings Stock Total that their :total-tales 146.73. When the Liquor Act comes Into force the above assessed value of- real estate or' buildings by a single cent. Empty bars and empty liquor stores will have the same assessable value and pay. the same taxes as they do now. Wt will lose the taxes on i025 (sioelria which ie assessed at present to the Brew- at 30 mills oa the dollar pey total taxes to. about 40c per the price of three.drinss, City Revenue Not .oneidollarTdoeS'the-liquor tra-f- by-way-of fines to this city, and of the cott ef poErct court and .force is caused "by Is this a fair deal to us9 .Prohibition is Right in Principle The Liduor License Ordinance controls the traffic in this province..PROHIBITS all legal sale, of intoxicants for' 'beverage pur- poses by over inhabi- and Jn.all the buildings of the provinceYexcept abouU269 hotels. 58 wholesale "liquor shops, 9 breweries, and 16 ciubs. The proposed Liquor Act will prohibit the legal sale alto in the above 352 'buildings, -and by the -balance of the ly 677 -bartenders and the managers of the above- hotels' and wholesale lintior shops and the stewards above If! clubs. The slogan of the Whiskey Ring in this campaign has been, "Let-things remain as they are." These sharks would like nothing heller than to go on skin- ning Alberta eaeli year to the tune of and 400 lives. They want a free hand to ensnare our hoys, ruin our men, break women's hearts, desolate homes, intimidate respectable citizens, debauch the electorate and corrupt government. ELECTORS, WILL YOU CONTINUE TO STAND FOR THIS? "Let tilings remain as they kind of a policy is that for Alberta? "ADVANCE is the Prohibition slogan. We arc not yet ready to be pickled in whiskey and preserved in a mu- seum. We stand for cleaner, happier and more prosperous Province. We want the BEST for then some. Upon what is the Whiskey Ring basing its hope in this elec- tion? (1) Not upon the merits of their business, or (2) She best- interests of the province, but !LUFF EER ULL-DOZING RIBERY ARE-FACED LYING AND.. WORSE Do these methods of winning an election appeal to you? Electors, you have heard and read the case for both sides: 1. Have the monkey criticisms of the Liquor Act, made by Mr. E. Carson, the paid display ad writer of the Whiskey Ring, touched the arguments in defence of the Act put forward by such outstanding citizens as Mrs. McClung, Dr. Stanley M.P.P., Martin Woolf M.P.P., S. B. Hillocks M.P.P. and Principal Lloyd? 2. Are Messrs. Tuckwell arid Jones better exponents of Uip Labor Party than John Mitchell, ex-president of the Mine Work- er's Union, and James Simpson, of the Labor Temple, Toronto? 3. Is Prof. Osborne in the same class as Jack London as an authority on Socialism and Prohibition? 4. Do Henry Galyin and C: C. McCreery (clerk in the Leth-' bridge birds who seem to delight in fouling their Kansas 'nest, offset Governor Capper and the whole Kansas Legislature, these say ihat Prohibition-is the greatest blessing that ever came to Kansas? 5. Does the ridicule heaped upon the Liquor Act by, the notorious. Mr. Windle outweigh the hearty endorsements of the Act given by such men as Premiers Scott, Norris, Sifton; and Messrs. Michener, R. B. Bennett, Ben Spence and N. W. Rowell? 6. How much value do you attach to the anti-prohibition manifesto issued recently by soine 60 Lethbridge citizens, when you know, that Commissioner Grace is a license holder at the present moment, that others are ex-hotelkeepers, and that many of the rest hold or hotel stock? THE MANIFESTO IS THS GREAT JOKE OF THE CAMPAIGN Protestants, Roman Catkolic and Greek Catholic Citizens Your Churches are solidly and aggressively behind this'Pro- hibition campaign. The Anglican Bishops of Calgary and Edmonton are out for it. The 38 Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada. in a pastoral letter issued in 1911, and approved by the Pope, strongly condemn the Liquor Traffic, call upon their people to organize a campaign against it, and to seek its suppression bj legislation. The Czar of Russia, the head of the Orthodox Greek Church, is Hie one -nho promulgated the decree that emancipated of his subjects from the traffic. ___ and Conservatives Your parties united through tlie House, at Edmonton the legislation necessary to bring the Liquor Act before tin; people. Both parties stand for Prohibition, as they do also in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Labor Men and Socialists Your great-leaden both in Europe and America are making war on Alcohol and the Liquor Traffic. The Whiskey Rina is (he greatest "and most cruel exploiter of labor in the world. Strike a Wow at the foe. Professional and Business Men Eighty.per cent, of your class on this continent have no use for booze, and-are cutting it out, and leading in the fight for Prohibition. Booze kills business. Farmers The United Farmers of Alberta have unanimously' endorsed the Liquor Act and are strongly urging all its members lo work and vole for-Prohibition, Citizens All! Prohibition is a success tqday this continent wherever given a fair trial. Over half the people in Canada and the United States are now living under Prohibition; and the rest are getting there as1 fast as they can. Both political parlies in Manitoba are out for Prohibition; and we shall see the province dry by the fall. In Saskatchewan there are only 23-places can now be bought for beverage purposes, and these will lie voted out in 1919 or sooner- Montana, sbhlh of us, arid Alaska', riorth of us, vote on Pro- hibition next year. Even British Columbia is bestirring we to re- main c THE ONE WET SPOT ON THE MAP the refuge for aU the saloonkeepers, bartenders, gamblers, grafters, boozers and such on the North American continent? Is'there nothing better than this fate for Alberta? Electors! Bury the Booze Business Whiskey Ring beyond all possibility of resurrection! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Vote early or you may lose your vote! or shine! Help get the vote out! .VOTE "YES" for the kiddies. Alfred G. Vanderbilt, multi- millionaire of New York, gave his life trying lo save three or four children on the Lusitania. Will you not give YOUR VOTE to protect and save the kiddies of Alberta? VOTE "YES" for the brave little women that suffer. is helj for a man to live with a_drunken woman; it is ten times hell for a woman to live with a drunken man, VOTE "YES" for the brother who is down through strong s think. Our Soldier Boys are winning Victoria Crftsses rescu- ing wounded comrades on the battlefields of France and Belgium. Will you not cast your vote to help save a fallen brother? 4. VOTE "YES" to slop the yearly waste in Alberta through strong drink of and 400 lives 5. VOTE "YES" for Purity, Progress and Prosperity. A sober workman is a greater wealth-proddcer and a better citizen than a drunken man. i VOTE "YES" tor the stainless flag. End the immoral and debasing partnership of the State with the Liquor Traffic. TO VOTE FOR PROHIBITION VOTE "YES" FOR THE LIQUOR ACT FOLLOW THE KING! 1. 2. 3. 6. HOW TO MARK YOUR BALLOT Place your cross X opposite the word "Yes." Question: Do you approve of the Proposed Act, "The Liquor YES NO Polling Day: WEDNESDAY, JULY 21ST. a.m. to 6 p.m. a.m. to 5 p.m. PROHIBITION COMMITTEE Hon. 'A. Buchanan, IM.P., W. S. 'BaH, Dr. J. S. Stewart, M.P.P. G. Virtue, barrister. B. Dunlop, 'bar- rister. R. J. Forster, mill owner. E. Page, ranchman. Executive .T. E. Levering, physician; E. N. Higinboth- am, postmaster, J. Llojd, man agcr, Rev G H Cobbledick of Wes ley church, B 8 Tacksos, account ant; .1. B. HSsinbotharo, .dniggjst; Rev. A. C. Bryaii, of St. Andrew's church; J. ;F. Hamilton, civil engin- eer; Mrs.