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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta FH1DAY, MARCH 7, 1919 THE u-ymrmimir: n.Mi.v HF.IULD PAGE NINE Importation of American Coal Robs Province of Alberta of Annually; We Must Keep This Home wealth at the rjte o: year from Its b ries. Acd Letteridgo u't ly in the (iid.irU.ution t-t Herald Delves Into Figures and Learns Facts Which In- dustrial Research Bureau Will Take Important. If ptopYa of Western Can- ada would refuse to burn inout Cflal imparted from Unit- ed States, even though con- tinued to buy as much VJ. S. an- thraelte they do at the present time, and If they would, look to coal mines to supply bituminous coal new Imported from the United States, tha coal production of this province would be Increated from tons to over tons a year, an Increase of over 33 per cent. In production, there would be at SACRED CONCERT SUNDAY EVENING NEXT UNDER AUSPICES OF G.. W V. A. AT THE COLONIAL THEATRE Under tho direction of Corp. J. K. Thompson. Doors Open Concert at 9.00 SILVER COLLECTION Hoys under 15 wilt Tiinrtly al- low all others to (JD sealed be- fofe tliey Hml a scat- 2000 more miners employed In this proving, vvKith would in addition of about to and there would kept in Canada some 000 which Is annually sent to the Unitid Stales for fuel from the Canmdtftn west, For At the present time, ac- cording to ths records of 1918, there sra buir.g imported into Canada by way of Fort over tons of bituminous coal which could be supplied every bit as well from Albsrta mines. Those figures gathered by the HoroJd after an invalidation in which government reports referred to. They show a loss uf rev- cnuo annutUly vrlin-H this province would secure it Wcalcni Canadians could Lo induced to buy Alberta bituminous coal to the exclusion of the Pennsylvania product, What Is the Reason? Wiiat does it cost Jo lay a lou of Pennsylvania soft coal down in Win- nipeg? Probably un answer lo tills question may suggest somo solution for Ihe problem which is now being seriously considered by the Alberta government through the bureau of In- dustrial research. Ascertain soft coal mined near Pitts- burg and largely used !n Winnipeg for steam purposes anJ for beating largo lilocks may be taken as an example: Tills coal costs at the mine, includ- ing mlno labor, overhead charges and loading, J2.CO a ton. By tho time it readies Fort Eric, vrlierc it Is loaded on tbe boat to be carried up the lakes, It costs a tan. Lako freights, customs duties and various other charges brings the cost at Fort William to a ton. Dock handling charged at Tort William increases the cost at that point to a ton. Freight to Winnipeg brings it (o ton. And tho coal dealer who handles it, delivers it, anil makes a profit out or it sells il for a ton. i That's the story in costs or n ton of Pi Us burg coal put into the basement ol the owner of n Winnipeg Mock. Advantage 50 Wherein lias that coal an advantage over the Alberta product that rlie WiiK nipeggcr will buy it in preference. The advantage of course Is in the ulti- mate prlco to tbe consinner. He pays for a Ion of FHlslmrg soft coal because St would ijiin about. or 50 cents more 10 buy u ion of coal of Jusl as quality. The Lellibrldgo uoal ii luad- oJ direct on tbe cars at tho transported direc'. to and j unloailed direct into the Winnipeg' dealer's lims. It is handle 4 only half as often as the Plueljurg product, i which an advantage, i The Difference UuL whore the Pennsylvania mine owner can loud his coal cm llic at mine near PUtsburg at a ion. giving liiin enough to pay his luboi' his overhead churls ;nnl hU profit, the Alberta mine cvvrior must.! Ket aiound ?5 ?y.2a a ton for Iiis j lump coal lo ninke any jirolic. For, j whereas is whole (il! production plus tbe oiiu rotor's profit i J In Pennsylvania, tbe cost, of hibor for mining a. ton of to-jl in Allu-rtii is.' on the Tiii-i is nui cause Aluerta mint is so much} higher wages. It because the nhj' steal condiUona .surro'jn'lins u iu tbis country make the cost of miti-' fns higher, and also ber-auie the j mines, working at best. abou1. nine months of the year, have a highor overhead cost Uu.n il (hey ivfjj-h- hig nmntlia of tne year. Then taking a ton ol coal at the niluo liere fot which the owner gets ?5. and adding llie freight to Winnipeg', (lie .Winnipeg tieaUrr finila it costs liini ?9.SO or M cents more than tho PHtsburR prtuUicl. And tho Win- nljieg dealer sells il for 512.75 ILS ag- ainst for the imported product and makes nine cents a ton loss llian on handling the imported jiroiluct, while tlie consuincr pays SO cents uiore. For Research Bureau That is situation which con- fronts tiie coal industry today. The I Albert a bureau of industrial research is trying to find a solution whereby the which annually goes out of tbe country >vill be saved to Western Canada, making Canada's i balance of trade with tlie United States just more in our j I favor. It isn't only a tin Her of freight I charges. There are other problems connected with U. A "reduction in freight rates would help materially. So "iTGuid a reduction in producing j costs. There is no doubt ttiat Alberta coal has been widely advertised and! widely used in Manitoba tins winter; and if Alberta can find some way of meeting the price of the Pennsylvania product on the "WmnipegTnarkct then Alberta will be in. a position lo gather Assessment Will Show Keduc (ion of 25 I'cr Cent in Some instances It will bt tfrn days before the total assessment for the city will be ready. As at preiint gauged, will rerriain spproximatsly the samt BS last year. The astess- ment on land is teing reduced from 8 to a maximum of 25 p5r cenl. in some of the outlying properties. The assessment on will be increased from 33 1-3 per tent., as it itood in 1918, to 50 per ceru. for The business tsx; x-.'JII remain ap- proximately the same ns year. No change is anticipated the floor space tax. SEVEN HAiRsTBALDFATE Just a tew hairs ftl) out vory tyiuctbiiii; is doiit Sonlid Citse in Supreme Courl Has Deferred Sentence Tlio C-SFC of Fred Etgard, of Uivor, (.-barged with rape ol a girl tinder fourteen, the attention! of the supreme court nearly day! yesterday. IL wa? hcanl in camera. The jury jelurnca u vcnlitl of guilty j of attempted carnnl kuowlcilge, with j a recommendation tor mercy. In j view of tlie his lord-{ Finn deferred passing sentence until j lie bad given the case iurtlisr con-j [sidcralion. The jury ivore William Gardiner, McLean, Stanley Welsh, ISen Sitydor, J. Farren and I OPERATORS AND LINEMEN WILL SAVE THOSE SEVEN HAIRS I'.ui V.UJ- wail until von hul MVCII hairs in save1.' Act The "-ji ilaniirillf anil Inafn hairs on your clfitltlni; is ah the cviiluu-c vo" istnl -ire" baW! M..-1! wild ilauilruff aiv ulivayp Tiny-hivm'i iiridc III "0lhiuE Sllltts3- ;1 t S1.2S to J3.50 Sale Prices on following lines 500 yards ENGLISH GALATEA, regular 45c for 35c 500 POTTER'S ENGLISH.PRINT, colors guaranteed............... 2Sc 10 dozen BOYS' HEAVY RIBBED HOSE, sizes from 8 to 9V2, Sale Price..............50c A Table of Waists All the odd lines in the house from last season we purpose clearing them out at One-Half Off the old price. EL J. HILL, CO. ;