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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR "HE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD r FRIDAY, MARCH If). Wl* * t (Lb tetbhrttg* Deralb lUtbbnDjc, alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY 1 / 1 Proprietors and Publishers ?HE lethbridge herald print. INO COMPANY, LIMITEC J23 6th Street South. t.ethbridoc W, A. President and Managing Director (Fohn Torrauco -  Uus/nefri Manager 1 Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office ......... Office ......... 1262 J.234 cally, Daily, Dally, . .10 .J5.Q0 Subscription Ratsai delivered, per week ... delivered, per yaar ... by niatj, per year ......$4.0w IVeekly, by mail, per year ,x...|150 Weekly, by mail, par y�ar to U.S..$200 ^^"T^^^^^^^~ 1-___-|--fc-.______----^ M I Ml. _ I_ M � II^M ~ ' I I � � > * � � ^ Dates of axpiry of subscriptions appear dally od add re S3 label. Acceptance of papers *.fle. expiration date Is our authority to continue ilie subscription. THE PROGRESS of the WAR The Russian Spv1o; ha* ratifled the peace terms signed with Germany. Aerial fighting is now tho feature ma ail the war 'renU. Daily come reports of great air raids carried out auccesafully by allied airmen on Bri:-lah> Frenah and Italian fronts, in watch extensive damage Is done to mill tar 7 stabllshment?. The Austrian official statement today 4 eel axe a that th� Rumanians have racuated the last strip of Austrian territory held toy them. WILD LANDS TAX HELPING SETTLEMENT The most pleasing thing about the enormous laad movemant jus t now tarttng In Southern Alberta is that Bine out of every ten new settlers coming In has capital and equipment ready to go tha land and produce. There is very little speculation. No largo tracts of land are being bought Bp and held idle for the rise. As a result Southern Alberta will �ee the biggest gain in production tht next two or three years of any period of her history. The new settlors are finding land, too. The speculators who bought a power? granted will bo broa4 enough 10 make it worth while. Canadians are now paying the in-on we tax for The ilm �i :t: p in their Irves and they do not seem to ho tak-in? kindly 10 it. and any suggestion thai the cities he empowered to levy a neennd income lax. in addition to that imposed by tho Dominion, ii causing much squirming. The Calgary AH'en,a- discussing j the city income t;s\ pUr.i, say?: "The announrenvn?. of r>nc of the members of The K'lveriiment tha;, the province would not impose a din.-ei tax, but that the citio.* might have, thRt privilege, is a very important one. Heretofore no city ha* had that power, and accordingly no city lias made any effort to tax in that direction. At present there are several rities which i are applying ior pprmi*diou, and. Judged from the announcement of tho rnirtiater. they -,vil! their desjr-. "Tho value of an income tax laviad by municipalise:- is doubtful. Now that the Dominion government has made, a ptart. such a tax will he less difficult to operate. Th^ people have been educated,, or arc becoming educated, and the Dominion has prepared i the* groundwork. The main objection j to the tax is that it is always unpopular, and it tend* to discourage progress, that it is easy to evade, and that it is difficult to collect. Whether ox not. a city is morally justified in taxing a man on income* derived from sources outside of the city, is a. question for argument. The enforcement of the act will he more difficult than that facing the wider areas. The best tha: can be said of the tax is that it. ia bettor than the tax on improvements, the business tax, which it greatly resembles, or the poll tax or any other tax open to the j except the laud tax. Mayor Hardie is a strong advocatu of an income tax for Lethbridge to supplement general revenues, especially for Patriotic Fund purposes. The Herald ia rather inclined to agree i with him. The Patriotic Fund should ; be raised by all paying according to ! their ability. The government plan of making the land owners bear the  whole burden of this special tax is will have to hear the of this special tax is will have to bear, the of the burden in any non-land owner should COALDALE Great Advance Made By Coal-dale Methodist Church in Past Few Years Thoe. liktfiartis, a well-known Edmonton old timer, 13 dead. i Alfred Bedford. Standard Oil pros*-dent, is leading a Uaptlst movement to raise a million-dollar war fund. iTrnn'i One o�-ri CnrrrfcpondMit * Coaldaio, .March 14.-At a rrro:;: meeting of the quarterly official board | Far soiling liquor to a U.S. soldier, of the Methodist church hero, a larpn  Emll Oelricka. a Hohoken saloon-stop in advance was taken, when it keeper, was given three .year* in jail. was decided to declare for self-sup- j ~ -: pcm. Ever since the work was open- j fd up here- several years agov the- ! Thick icn championship for the winter 1917-1S is claimed by licv.verton. with its cut of 30-inch tee. Tho tax rate for Urantford this year will set a high-water level, being ;'>iUa mills. UoutB. A. D. Held, Central Ontario; (Continued ntou Front Pao�> Must Have Other Methods Alexander Hons, Calvary, referring to tho clause relating to the operation H.P. "bovoll" Manitoba, woro dismls-! of the act in urban districts which is field has been in receipt of funds from The missionary socletv. The amount h;is been gradually decreasing and the lh>ard decided that in view of the pres- 1 v.i\t conditions, the time had come a head on all non-residents going there te work. r Canon Knox-Li'ttle, one of the most widely known clergy of the Church of Knglaud, died at Worcester on February 3rd, aged 7i�. being held over until iho municipal law committee decides what extra taxes cities will be permitted to levy to got them out of their present financial difficulties, said that cit'e.s would havo to adopt some other methods of taxation than tho single tax or a flat rate, of taxation. lie called attention to the amount of property exempt from taxation in Calgary. Capt. Pinglo, Kedcllff, directed the attention of tho treasurer to thn exemption of mills and industries /or ;� number of years by local coiniuunf/ (ion. Ho thought they should not lm exempted from this tax. Mr. Mitchell thanked tho member \ for bringing the matter under his notice. The bllt was Btlll in corumitteu when the house adjourned. Transportation Members A bill was introduced by thn pro* vlncinl treasurer to amend the legislative assembly act in relation to the provision of tho transportation ��' members, nnd also the indemnities o:! the members overscan. A bill was also introduced amending tho provincial loans act and another revenue act by delating tho tlx* ed rate of interest at five per cent. I Two little- children, Gcraldlno and Henrietta Uartshott, aged respectively two years and four months and ono year and four months, were burned U� death last Friday afternoon at thch' homo at Ferry Point, Alberta, when ai-, inexplicable fire broke out. There wrm a very strong wind blowing at the time, and the house was soon a seething; furnace. al^wi^brrecuml ^Rev^BOTW^ml^ ! has not yet found a successor for nr., Corn meal mailo from soft trait** " ^Stendem for this di?- ^ Jowett Dr. Kolman of St. Goorge's corn mado thousands of Chlcagoana T;vasarose"!t 1" expressed.high | ^J^;T^"^** ^ I^ th. opinion of that city's health director. approval of the work "acwmplisheJ j but declined the InvItaUon. herp during tho year. Uev. J. M. FawcetT preached on,' Chief William Prince, of the Regina ^uri'hiv a .sermon on "Xation Build-[ Indians, at Fisher Uiver, is dead, centering his remarks around was guide to ,Lord \Vols�iiey the. the ! He ..... _________ in the incid'.-nt of Nehomiah rebuilding . 1S7'J expedition and also took part in wall of Jerusalem. The address , the Nile expedlrtlon in 18S5. was full 0:' interest and carried a nies-{ sai:e for everyone, which was well \ worth considering, city. The pupils of the S. S. have begun wrong. They whole harden wrong. They major portion event, but the ahoulder what he can. y April First this year has no comfort for the thirsty one. i Calgary now sports a "bureau of unicipal research." Next!   I few years ago are putting it on the ( The German drive was to have put market at a fair price. Ona reason! Hindy and his baby-killers in Paris for this ia the wild land tax. British \ by A^ril 1st, We can say right now Columbia is considering the advusa-j that It was an April Fool joke, bfllty of copying the tax, and the Van- couver Sua supporting suci a achema says: Thay are now calling those who should pay income tax but who are trying to beat the gar mum en t on its collection "slackers." Well, that's -The Pilgrim's Vision." The program is largely musical and quite attractive. On Friday evening of last-week The, pupils of the school presented the i little patriotic play entitled "The Key or Jack Canuck's Treasure House." The principal parts, Miss Canada and Jack Canuck, were taken by Aubyn Honeysett and Jim Potter, respect-i ve ly. 0 roups Qt pro * f wees, fairies, sailors, boy scouts, boys in khaki, Indians, aviator and wisdom, ably assisted by soug and drill to discover the key which Jack Canuck had entrusted to Miss Canada to keep. Every pupil in the school took part in some capacity, and enjoyed the work as much as did those who listened. The play-teaches a splendid lesson in patriotism and elicired many favorable, comments from those who witnessed it. The thanks of teachers and pupils are extended to Cadet Instructor Geo. McKil-Jop for the use of cadet uniforms and to S. A. Life-Saving Scout Master Frame of Lethbridge, for Scout uniforms. At the conclusion of the program a vote of thanks was extended to Miss Kramer of Coaldale for her able assistance at the piano. The sum of forty dollars was realized, to apply on the Victory Bond, subscribed for by the pupils in the fall. H. Bryant the local blacksmith, has secured the agency for the well-known Massey-Harrls line of agricultural implements and expects several cars of machinery in in a few days. A good season is looked for in the implement business. P. Lund and Son are unloading I. H. C. machinery in anticipation of the Tho directors of the Medicine Hat Agricultural society called off the spring stuck show. The reason given was that the dates chosen, April ii and 10. conflict with tho dates of the Calgary Horse Show. Word has just been received that Lieut. Warring Kennedy Clarke, son of the late E. F. Clarke, M.P., and a former Mayor of Toronto, has beeu killed in action. The Chatham Board of Trade endorses daylight saving, urges development of peat as fuel, and favors prohibition of the use of bacon and ham, and the limitation of the quantity of beof. Nearly a third of the Second Liberty Loan was taken by New York State. The total loan subscription was $4,0^7,53^,000. Kftchener's Town Clerk was asked j to resign, but refused until an audit was made. This done, ho now wants to resign and the council refuses to accept his resignation. Up to the present time 51 chaplains belonging to the church in the motherland ha^c been killed or have died of wounds, and ninety others have been wounded. Throe Calgary restaurant keepers were fined for violation of the food i regulations. All had served pork at! more than one meal on Tuesday of this week. Spain has offered to loan to Argentine 4,000,000 pesetas, but tho Argen-1 tine minister of finance said today that this offer probably would not be Ikin^Machine TMt INSTRUMENT Of QUALIT nov> * 1 * IB I' ri* in With meffirtf airt, �r mttrtiat. &n'ik, 0mg*Mt>*i Sotnf chani in uniutt with "ivhni it* jlmr h tcuctfd within mt and tht h**rt rt/itta* -COWPSK Elite accepted because of difficulties at- Enrolment of high school boys for work on the land will begin at Calgary next Monday. Complete details / tending the negotiations. will be arranged at a luncheon to be addressed by C. M, Wright of the Y, M.C.A., who has charge of the work for all of Canada. It is announced that George J. Fox, has been appointed superintendent of the Calgary .division of the Can-adien Pacific Railway succeeding Paul F. Weisbrod, who Is on leave of absence. Mr. Fox, who -has taken over his duties, camc from Schreiber, Ont., where he waa superintendent. 4 Mrs. Mabel Cob urn of Kfnley, Sask., is suing John Fogelburg, a prominent cvery soldier who had money deposited in the Odenton Bank, Md., which ban closed Its doors, has had his deposits made good by the people of Baltimore. 1 At'the Winnipeg General Hospital a male infant weighing 1 lb. 10 ozs.. now is kept, in an | incubator, being fed with an eye-drop- per, and bleeps most of the time in cosy cotton batting nest. hi That Lieut-Col. .W. W. Nasmyth, the late commanding, officer of the SOth I "Alberta levies a special tax on un-1 cultivated farm lands. The rate is' far from nominal. The primary m-tentlon is to drive these lands into ( the right name. cultivation by rendering unprofitable their retention in the wild state. 1 Germany has put the Russian bear "In' Alberta, this little scheme is i down and ont only to flnd ^ utUe working out as anticipated. Tracts T . . , . hitherto held*out of use are being JaP hearcat read>* to tackIe him OQ brought under the plough. In many the east flank. And a scrappy bear-cases the speculative holders are cat is a better match than a down- j ed one carload and more will follow farmer of that �*|iatrict, for $10-,OOQ l battalion, is to be appointed to tho i damages for 'MisWion ot character. \ charge of the new hospital, unit! Mrs Cobura-fclaib* that Fogelhurg i which is to be croated consequent to j made false statements regarding her; the taking over by the militia depart-moraia raent of the greater portion of the hos- ^ j pital9 which havo formerly been con- Mr. W. H. Moor, Who has been in1 trolled by the military hospitals com- . ?: T�T �x ^r�n nolv preva,e,lt ,a who military circles. Cockshutt line, which he will carry in has been discharjtog the duties of act- j dry has secured the'agency for the, as Y.M.C.A. boys' officer, and N every model the value of the Sonara is in the perfection of tone production. In no instance has undue em- F phasis been placed on ornate exterior decoration. The beautiful Sonora is primarily an instrument for you to hear. Highest score for tone quality at the Panama Pacific txfwsitioru $55, $110, $150, $205 PRICES: $240, $280 1. MONTAGNES & COMPANY CANADIAN DISTRIBUTORS Third Floor, Ryrie Bldg., TORONTO ASK YOUR DEALER TO SHOW YOU THE SONORA, IF HE HASN'T. IT, WRITE US F-18 \ii I' I* 0 � _ k i' r -G*r. GSr. oad-, 1915, haa been ajpoiated to overseas Welcome to the wool producers, now in annual convention in Lethbridge. With visions of next winter's woollens about twelve deltas per, the wool producer is a mighty important fellow. Be kind to him. It may help. themselves putting the land into crop. and-out bear any day. In other cases, they are selling to l prospective cultivators, �"The secret of Alberta's success seems to lie in the slae of the tax. It is not bo heavy as to give owners any excuse to complain of confiscation At the same time, it is high enough to make them feel that they had better bestir themselves to get-some revenue. from the property. j "Do not these contain a lesson, for! British Colambia? The speculator who retards progress by keeping wild lands out of cultivation is not .'unknown in this province. r "As a rule, he is a very estimable citizen and nobody wants to see him come to harm. But if he can be taxed : Into making himself more useful,, would not everybody bo the gainer?" i Alberta wants every possible acre j of new land put under cultivation this \ fQwr, and the wild lands tax la help- j teg. When we think that little more than 20 per cent of the arable land of , the province la under cultivation' at; work. "Brock-ruTe Record-er and Times: Ch��r up. The price of coal in Gibraltar is $42, in France $75, and in Italy $100 per ton." M'e can supply shortly. New Machine Shop The new Blacksmith and machine shop is open this week. New and up-, to-date machinery is being installed. A lathe is being put in, as also an oxy-acetyiene welding outfit. An air compressor is already in for the convenience of car owners,' and a generator and storage batteries will be installed � for the garage end of the business. We j understand current will be sold to the ! town, which will be much appreciated. Mr. W. Stafford, an expert machinist, who has been for a number of years in the Lethbridge Iron Works has been secured to take charge of the machine phop. A competent blacksmith has been secured, so that the 1 it considerably cheaper than that in tfethbridge, which may be some com- j district can feel assured that there is fort to the freezing easterners. An unfortunate accident befell Paul Willis ot A.urora s>t the Toronto: Technical school, and at one time it was thought that hia^ight was per-j manentiy injured. While bending over a desk a fellow student let a battery fall and some sulphuric acid splashed , into the unfortunate boy's eyes. Controller Jos. AIney, mayoralty candidate against Mayor Mederic Martin, said he was anti-militarist by nature, education and mentality, and when the proposal was made that he should Join the Union Government as a French Canadian and Labor man, he told Sir Robert Borden that foe was an ant! conscriptionist. We can truthfully say that we carry the largest slock of rugs and floor corerhfa in Southern Alberta, and out prices owing to foresight in buying are the lowest. A visit to our new department will more than repay you. FLOOR COVERINGS Norn's the time to buy seeds for that vacant lot garden. Don't let the fact that the city may not be able to supply water for irrigation deter you; With the filter in working or-present and that last year the:' culti- j ^er the peas and beans should get Tatsd area produced field crops valued j ai0ng on half the quantity anyway- Lincoln Mitchell, the young Calgary lad who ran away from home in company with Joe Haigh, the newsboy nothing in this line which cannot be done right here at home. The ladies' aid held a business meeting on Wednesday afternoon dur-. tenor, presumably to Join a theatrical ing the Red Cross sewing session. j company in Vancouver, was found We are able to report that the con- j wandering around the main avenue of ditlon of Audrey Wells, who la suffer- Victoria, B.C., last week by his mo-ine from an attack of pneumonia, is j titer, who had $one to make a tour 1 Forty different patterns of SCOTCH CANADIAN LINOLEUM to choose from. Linoleums that tavported direct from Scotland to ourselves, and can he guaranteed to be the genuine article. are of at $176,9&of800-a greater value than those of the state of Washington-we begin to have visions of the wealth that could bo produced with even half j our land under the plough. Let us ; encourage the settlers, and give them : the beat Inducement possible to fill ; irp the country with producers. In 1 it will be such a pleasant change. The farm labor situation this sum-mer threatens to be serious. Business and professional men in tne clttoa who were raised on farms uld make up their minds now to the coast cities"In an endeavor to find her hoy, and arrived home last Saturday. W. P. Hinton, vice-president' and general manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway, appointed by the spend their summer holidays in the Is librarian. � New settlors are arriving every this the wild lands tax Is -an efficient j harvest field next August and Septem-1 week now. Three carloads have been aid. Lftr. They can both raise some- toll*- \ unloaded hero this week. One outfit included eighteen mules of as fine a as satisfactory as ia to be expected. Mr. -and Mrs. T. B. Dunham and family have returned from the coast, where they have been spending the winter. New Library A new library has been secured i .. from the Extension Department of the lectors general manager of the Grand University of Alberta. These are for | Trunk Pacific Development Company the use of the general public. Come ; ft ft mnipeg in pnd look them over. R. J. Gould :�tegnue reature ot the Grand xrunk � 1 Pacific proper and will build hotels, wharves, .steamships, jetc, along the line. AMERICAN NEW PROCESS, at, yard IZYii EXTRA THICK PRINTED LINOLEUM,#at, per 1.......87V2C yar VERY HEAVY GUARANTEED SCOTCH LIN- OLEUM $1.15 GUARANTEED SCOTCH INLAID LINOLEUM, - - - from $1.70 to $2.25. FLOOR OILCLOTH from per yard ...... 55c �1 Rug Department The Yen Foundation of the Home Beautiful 1 RAISING THE PATRIOTIC FUND Financial experts of the Alberta cities are agitated. They have received a peremptory order from the pro^ vlnclal government to collect a tax �n potatoes with the skins on, scot-free unlesfi some form of city in- ! and Bave bFief alld wncat and bacnri-rome tax is allowed. And although the government iniimateB that tho | '' r-. Lath-income tax to bolster up finances, . r0Pf of Xcu. york( wlj0 a83C1.ts lhat there is some doubt as to whether the J.^a bachelor -is a menace to society. t to avert, a food famine. experienced by the matter of temporary accommodation until they, *ret their houses built. A number of movable shacks have been built, which helps considerably. Horn-On Friday, March 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. C. Cannon, Coaldale, a daughter, Jean Robena. Messrs. Knapp and Schlmek have secured the agency for Chevrolet and McLaughlin automobiles for this district and will bo able to meet the needs of ;ill in this respect. 22nd. Prices 2fi and 50 cents. This' was well received in Lethbridge recently and should command a large audience here. Mrs. Jas. Knapp is in Lethbridge hospital, but is improving, slowly. .Manitoba raised $125,000 and the province oi Ontario only $200,000. The M'-'-'-k.. of British Columbia raised $50,000. ^1 'jO-I We feel that every Intending Rug Purchaser will find here the ^ery bert xalue obtainable. We want to direct your attention to several Unas titat -wHKatand the closest .Investigation.' EXTRA SPECIAL VALUE IN HEAVY WILTON RUGS ;Here we have a group-of. beautiful rugs, that are sure to be admired. Those are woven from excellent quality of worsted yarns, the pile ia deep anil close;'will give years of good weir and always look well. ^ ft Note These Prices 6%x9 ft.......... 37.50 9x9 ft.-..: 3x12 ft. . '9x10>/,ft. 4 4 * 45.' 65.00 50.00 Lowest Prices on Axminster Rugs �%x9 ft.........32.&0 9x9 ft...........42.! 9x10i/2 ft......47.50 9xt2 ft........... 52.60 CONGOLEUM ART RUGS THAT WEAR WELL * O O 4  * 4 4 because ho was onec in the Austrian army, KTelsler, the violinist, is banned from appearing before ' an J;:a�t Orange, >*. j.( audienca. ? CONFIDENCE IN JAPAN v ? Londoii, ^farch 14,-Speaking in tho House of Commons today on the situation in the Far Kast. Foreign Secretary Bulfour expressed perfect confidence ia Japan's ability to (rarry out any decision that night ho reached and declared that in this connection he had drawn no distinction between Japan and the 'Other, allies. v * e *  ?   ? ?