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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, JULY 25,1917 THE LETHBniDGE DAILY HERALD INCOME TAX SCHEM PAGE1 FIVlf "sameness" A enjoyable that is mo& the daily, unvarying goodness of a cup of "SEAL BRAND" COFFEE. It never fails to greet you with that same exquisite fragrance, amber clearness and delightful flavour, that win people with the firsl: cup. In H, 1 and 2 pound tins. Whole-ground-pulverized-alio fine ground for Percolator*. Never sold in bulk, is* CHASE & SANBORN, MONTREAL. PROPOSE TAX ON INCOMES OF $2000 AND UPIN CANADA FIVE O'CLOCK EDITION "350 Stock' Cattle For Sale Including yearling steers anil heifers, 2 Mid 3 year old steers and heifers and cows with calf at foot. For particulars apply C. RABY 410 5th Ave. 8. Phone 165? m TO GET )IT IN U. i Autos Painted Painting: Decorating Paperhanging Morgan 964 11th Street S. & WKittaker 612 7th Street S. Phone 1820 Now York, July 21.-Arrangements for paying off on August .1, $20,000,000 of tho two year 5 per cent, notes of the Dominion of Canada placed In the market In 1015 have boon practically completed, according to Information received in authoritative banking cir-clear It is understood that the funds for mocting tho obligation already have been made available. Moreover, steps taken by the financial authorities of the Dominion to obtain credit advances from the United States, arc, It is learned, likely to prove successful. The Canadian finance minister, Sir Thomas White, on his recent visit to Washington to sound officials there on the feasibility of obtaining advances from tho United States government, it Is said, found Secretary of tho Treasurer McAdoo, favorably impressed and willing to grant Canada such financial assistance as is needed. I A Now York banker who Is in a i position to know said last night that in lil.s opinion the credit advanco that : the United States government prob-I ably will make to Canada as an ally would be at least $100,000,000. Of , this sum, it Is expected the $20,000,000 j will bo UBed to reimburse the Canadian treasury for the amount used for ' paying off tho August note maturity, '. the remaining $80,000,000 to be used ! for other governmental purposes. DIRECTOR if OF AUTO LIVERY AND DRAYING If Yon Are Going to Watcrton Lakes Phone Boul ton's Auto Livery We will be glad to give you all information possible. Our rates are reasonable. Phone 1206, Lethbridge, Alta. The Hudson Auto Livery A BIG 7-PA38ENGER CAR 8tand: Palace Confectionery Phone No. ��8 Resident Calls, day or night, No. 1269. "Meet Me at the Palace" VERY BAD STATE French Front, July 4.-(French cor-' respondenco of the A. P.)-rRheims' is wilting. Tho big cathedral city of the I Champagne district has the appear-anco of a hollow shell which has col-! lapsed In parts and is rapidly subsid-i ing into a shapeless maBS. Not only i the cathedral but all the public bulld-; ings and private dwelling houses have I suffered terribly in the last half year from the raging vengeance of tho German gunners who have turned a rain of shells to the Btricken city whenever their armies have been defeated at any point of the, front. There are only 5,000 persons left out of a peace time population of about 115,000. Among them are a goodly proportion of women and children. .Some of tho younger women have continued their work throughout, many of them being employed in tho Champagne cellars where during the day they are comparatively safe from the German fire. School is still being carried on, the classes being hold below the street Burfaco and the municipal government alBo is conductod in the bowels /Ot tho earth. ' OTT'S AUTO LIVERY Day Phone 1640 Night Phone 787 DRAYING Phone* 1345 or 1356 Turner & Witchell Office at Kennedy's 410 13th St DRAYING Of All Kinds We5ternTransferCo> Limited Office-C. P. R. Freight Shedi PHONES Office ........... 116J Stables.......... 1064 .E SAYSQUEBECMAN London, July 25.-Colonel Smith has received a letter from French-Canadian at tho front who has been recommended for a commission and who after relating Incidents of his daily life proceeds to speak of conscription. "Tho question should be handled with steel gauntlets," he says. "Ignorance Is rampant Jn my native province." He places' the blame on the shoulders ot tho fathers of confederation who allowed two ofllcial languages. Dual language begotB separate schools and thoy beget ignorance. It may require a small army to enforce radical changes after the war but we shall have , it, The. Indifference of Quebec in this struggle will be a powerful lever in the hands ot a bold leader. Ottawa, July 25.-When the houso mot today Sir Robert Borden replying to a question put by Mr. Olivor a few days ago, said that in connection with tho snforcement of tho military service act the same policy in regard to the recruiting of men of alien enemies would be followed as had been followed in connection with voluntary enlistment, or In other words It would not bo considered advisable to enliBt for tho overseas service men who would not be considered advisable to enlist for the overseas Borvlco men who would not bo acceptable to tho Imperial authorities. Hon. Frank Cochrane, replying to a question, said that legislation respecting the Quebec and Saguenay railway would be introduced this session. The Income Tax In introducing his resolution providing tor an Income tax, Sir Thomas White said that the adoption of the military service bill would make it necessary for the Dominion to raise a larger revenue. There had been, ho said, a growing feeling in Canada that those enjoying large Incomes should pay more toward tho cost of the war. The legislation was a distinct innovation but it was necessary under tho circumstances. He said that up to the present time ho had hesitated to bring down such a measure because the provinces nnd the municipalities are confined to direct taxation for the raising of revenues. Canada he said, was not a country of concen trated wealth. As a result the cost of administration would be large. Ho had also been influenced in the past by the desire that Canada should not be known as a country of heavy taxation and besides the people had contributed generously to the Patriotic, Red Cross and other funds. However, the war waB continuing on- an ever increasing style and he believed that the people of Canada were prepared to exert their resources to the end in order that victory may be obtained. Tho time has now arrived whon we must resort to this measure of direct taxation. Sir Thomas said that in framing the legislation it had been recognized that the cost of living had been rapidly Increasing and that many provinces and municipalities can 1m pose Income taxes. This makes people liable to three different income taxes. Consideration was also given the fact that wo are inviting immigration to Canada and for that reason our tax should not be substantially heavier than that of the United States, it had been decided, ho said, to place the limit of exemption at $3,000 for married men and $2,000 for single men or widows without children. Sir Thomas then said tho income taxation had been fixed as follows Four percent, of all incomes of unmarried men and widowers without children, exceeding $2,000 and married men on incomes exceeding $3,000. In addition there would be a supertax of 2 percent, on all incomes between six and ten thousand dollars, five percent, on incomes between ten and twenty thousand dollars, eight percent, on incomes between twenty and thirty thousand dollars, ten percent, on incomes betwoen thirty and fifty thousand dollars, fifteen percent, on Incomes between fifty and one hundred thousand dollars and twenty-five percent, on incomes exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. The minister explained that corporations and joint stock companies would be liable to the four per cent, taxation, but In the case of shareholders they would be credited with the amount paid by the companies. Business firms were also to be exempt to the extent ot the amount paid on business profits. Foreign companies will pay tho tax on their earnings in this country. The minister stated that the income tax will apply to the year 1917 and that everyone would bo expected to make a declaration as to thoir Income bofore February 28, 1918. There Is provision In the bill tor appeal and collection, but no tirao limit has been placed on it. Sir Thomas believed that after the war Is over this legislation should be reviewed Obed with a view to readjustment In the a ovont of It being consldornd that it might prevent capital coming into Canada. # Whan sir Thomas had concluded, A. K. McLean, on behalf of the opposition said that tho taxation proposals would bo generally approved by the people of the country. The details of the measure, he said could bo considered in commlttoo. Mr. McLean was interrupted by tho arrival of the sergoant ut arms of tho senate to summon the member to tho upper chamber, where the deputy governor-general gave assent to a number of bills. Hemm's Auto Livery 24 Hour Service Capable Drivers Phone 1312 Dallas Hotel  MERCHANT CRUI8ER IS TORPEDOED. London, July 25-Tho British merchant, cruiser Otway wsb torpodood and sunk In northern waters on July 22. Ton men were killed, the remainder on board were saved. This announcement was made officially today, � �  � " Get-Away Summer is a Your Power" in matter of fuel-food for the human engine. Food that is hard to digest and low in nutritive value does not supply energy for the day's work. It uses up needed power by overtaxing the digestive organs. Shredded Wheat Biscuit is all food. It is 100 per cent, whole wheat and is prepared in a digestible form. Changing from meat and potatoes to Shredded Wheat bringn a mental buoyancy and physical alertness that makes orie eager for the day's task. Eat it for any meal with sliced bananas, berries, or other fruits. Made in Canada. OF HUNS RESULT ONLY IN DEFEAT On the French Front, July 24.-Tho furious attack of the Germans along the Chemln Des Dames sector of the Alsne front haB brought them nothing but death and the complete failure of all their plans to obtain possession of the ridge and the observation places. At daybreak today the French who hart made up their minds that things had gone far enough launched a counter-attack with such vigor that they turned tho Germans out of a few hundred yardB of trenches they had succeeded In occupying in the first on set and sent them rushing back to their old lines. The famous 152nd regiment led the attack and overcame all resistance. The California plateau was the scene of the most furious fighting. The Germans who gained a footing there at the beginning of the offensive were driven out everywhere except at one small point. All the trenches have been levelled and It is impossible to live there under the constant rain of shells. On the Casemates Plateau the result was Bituilar, tho French would not be denied. The artillery tonight is at work most vigorously. The front line is almost as light as day from the flashes of shells. THE BOYS APPROVE. , Much dubt is expressed -as to tho wisdom of the proposal, recently made by the Ottawa Board ot Trade, that, in order to secure a good supply ot labor on the farms, the high schools this year should remain closed until the first of November. The boys, however, it 1b understood, are strongly in favor of the scheme, and consider that it is not only wise statesmanship, but represents such a return to common sense as to fill them with hope for the future. ___. - -_|__  BRITISH RAID  London, July 25.-Tho official officers in successful raids  made by us yesterday east and  north-west of Ypres. The ene-  my's artillery showed consid-  erablo activity last night east  of Monchy Le Preux and In the neighborhood of Lombaert-zyde." When He, Gets This Whether "Jim" is on a man-of-war or in a trench, he's going to have long-lasting enjoyment and a lot of benefit from The Famous Chewing Gum Chew It after every meal It's one * of the outstanding features of the war-this great pick-me-up, with its tonic effect on stomach and nerves. Are you using it? If not, you are missing a big comfort. The Flavour Lasts m Canada II What the Press Agents Say AT THE EMPRESS The "Devil's Assistant," Margarita Fischer's fourth Pollard-Mutual Star Production, contains in a plot of big moments and heart interest, a groat preachment against tho use of drugs. See it at the Empress tonight. For the plcturization of this story of two soul stranglers, who from jealousy at the luability to possess tho ones they love, plot to steal honor from the woman, by secretly accustoming her to the use of drugs, and love and respect from her husband, Mr. Pollard has used settings unrivaled in their rare beauty. The picture is spectacular and sensational to unexpected limits. There are thrilling, allegorical views of the mysterious hereafter, with hurried, puzzling, thrilling visions of the River Styx, the gloomy glows of Hell, tho angel of death and his legendary wlfltc charger. A terrible storm la depicted In telling effects. A building is wrecked by lightning and in tho midst of the crash the heroino and villain aro coon being crushed apparently to dea'.li in tho wind tossed debris.  "The Devil's Assistant" boils with action, speed, action! Between," a thrilling story of the New York Latin quarters, written by Mr. Beban. Everyone remembers him as tho star of "An' Alien" which was shown at Starland recently. One of the interesting scenes of the production is Mr. Beban's introduction where he is seen seated at his desk writing the story. The action of the drama begins practically under his pen. Mr. Beban is without doubt ono of the finest character actors appearing in motion pictures today, and in this production, portraying tho part of the old French music master Is given a rare opportunity of displaying his wonderful talents. OPERATIONS IN PALESTINE ORPHEUM TONIGHT LA8T TIME BIG SPECIAL GRACE CUNARD AND FRANCIS FORD in 'The Broken Coin* The Greatest Chapter Play Ever Shown FRANCIS FORD Who !s starring: in the nov.- serial, "The Broken Coin," at tho Orpheum tonight. This new serial 1b one of tho best,, Do not miss hearing the popular baritone, J. R. Hall, who is alBo appearing at the Orpheum. AT STARLAND Georgo Beban, tho celebrated por-trayer of French and Italian characters,, will be seen at Starland tonight and tomorrow in the Pallas-Paramount production of "The Bond London, July 23.-The following official account of military operations in Palestine was issued hero today: "On the morning of July 10 the enemy pushed two cavalry regiments from Beersheba toward the lino El Buggnr-el-Girjelr, about nine miles west, of Beersheba. Our mounted troops engaged and drove thorn back to Beersheba, capturing 13 prtsonors. "On the night of July 20 our troops successfully raided tho cmomy's trenches southwest of Gasau. They killed ono Turkish officer and 101 men and brought back 17 prisoners, a machfno gun, a trench mortar, a number of rlf-leii and other booty." BRITISH EXPENDITURE London, July 24.-Andrew Bonar Law, the chancellor of tho exchequer, announced in tho house of commons this afternoon that for 112 days the average British expenditure was �G,-795,000 daily. The chancellor said the total advance mado by Great Britain to her allies and tho Dominions was �1,025,-000,000. and J. WARREN KERRIGAN in "THE BECKONING TRAIL"- 5-Acti. Extra Added Attraction J. R. HALL Canada's Leading Baritone in new and patriotic aonga. No, Advance in Prices-10c-15a "GAUMONT GRAPHIC" LATE8T WAR WEEKLY TONIGHT-TOMORROW PALLA8 PICTURE8 PRE8ENT GEORGE BEBAN * 8TAR OF "AN ALIEN" IN "THE BOND BETWEEN" CMPRESC . Margarita Fischer in "THE DEVIL'S ASSISTANT" Jtsi TONIGHT VJ The moat gripping, fasoinating, thrilling sociological drama of the hour. The story of a woman's battle against moiy phlne and. aln-she wina. Picturing a woman's soul from happiness to hell and back again. The drug demon wiiw| a beautiful woman-but Destiny and Love save her. Latest Weakly and Nestor Comedy with Billy Rhode*, -^U-^ 6 8 15 ;