Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
r PACE TOUR llfE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1918. letbbribje t>eratt> DAILY AND WEEKLY \ Proprietor* and Publisher* JH6 LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIM1TEC S23 6tfi Strflet South. Lethbndge W. A. Buchanan president and Managing Director &ohn Tonance - Business Manager case of the school it. is compulsory thai i uU children of school ajie artend the school. In the case of the hospital. a:\ly those in need of treatment will enter and these wil; he hut a small percentage of the commit.ii:y. Many living In the district where Mich a hospital Is loCafed may never have need to use it. Others less :-iuir.'e m;:y 'PICKED PA SSING ^ 5175 K MAN i use it'frequently. The schools r.rc frec j because of compulsory attendamv. The | \ospisals are not free b :;\'tuf.e there is be noUUag eompuN(.ry ahem fhem. What the government'.! intention 1 sUh fegard to rural hospita'.-j really U loonies down to this: Just as schools ire built and maintained on the credit of the school district, thus providing educational facilities, so may rural �hos-plt-als be built and maintained, thus providing facilities for the proper euro j of the -�ick within a convenient distance The cost of building and what deficit there may be in the cost of maintenance will come out of the district's taxes as the cost of h^-pital service i is to be k^nt low that the people may (OONT1VTJKI> f KOM FKOKT PAOflV Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office .............. Office .............. J224 Daily, Daily, Daily. Subscription Rate?; delivered, per week delivered, per year by mai). per year . Weekly, by mail, per year 4 * # * . .10 .$5.00 .$4.00 .$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per rear to U.S.. $2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions ftp pear daily on address label. Accept once of papers ;.fic. expfrat�_n date' is f our authority to continue the subscription. volume, and by nine o'clock the build-in p was Cteriy uouim-u. Suction of Wnd The peculiar action of the wind raund the building, through the pap lef' by the vacant lot between the Acadia binding and the Hids-Sehl block, creating an immense suction, and over the' top of (lie P. -Burn* building, presented a problem which would have daunted the most iniivpid firo-fi$:htors. hut the brigade fought on in the hope of confining the flames to A pig weighing 726 lbs. was at Brighton, Out., for $112.35. sold Since the war began 122 men on parole volunteered for military service The American Bell Telephone Co/s eaT&inKB last year Increased $30,000,- 000. Yorkton, Sask., Board of Tradc will protest against the lifting of the rails on the Hudson Bay Railway. 11 vi- THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The immense superiority of the a!- j lies in the air is demostrated by the statement made in England that the allies have conducted 255 air flights Into German territory in less than a year past, and 35 raids in which great damage has been done to German military establishments. The activity on the various war fronts is gaining in intensity, and any day may see the commencement of the expected spring movement. The Germans are said to be now within a few hours' march of Petro-grad. the capital of Russia. avail themselves the Uu;:,:., vided, thus setting up a higher standard of health wi'.hin ;he province. But all who enter must pay tiie.se low charges provided they are able to do so. There is nothing free except to the indigent. The Herald believes the government, scheme is the rich: cue, and we are glad to note that Hon. .Mr. Smith declared that the hospital fee for maternity cases would be as low as it was possible to make it. By such a plan more than by any other will the rural hospital scheme jusii.iy itself. the Acadia block and Having the P. Hums building on the west and the Hi( k-Sel.l building qn the east. At nine o'clock some slight trouble was experienced with the big motor pine" but i h is wa s s on n reined led a r. d / tHMonal lines of hose were laid ;::ad been achievod by the Liquor Branch than werd secured by the Alberta provincial Police. Mr. Coone was antagonistic to tho old administration and promised his support to this new force on Its organization, but he has never given U3 his full support. The Information, received from him has, In a great many cases, been very vague. Upon lnform- addresses said his first task would ho to tell Kuglnnd before tho world that [ ation furnished by Mr, Goon* we so-tho statesmen must: cease to balk of a j cured HS convictions and fines total-league of nations or pretend to carry J ling $2,155, also on^ Jail sentence. on this war in defense of small nationalities unless she first sets her own house in order and sets free, a nation that had for seven hundred years groaned under her misgovcrnment. The war funds of tho Red Cross, Young Men's Christian Association and Knights of Columbus in Ohio have been swelled by $3,000 as the result of alleged food violations of the Canton, (According to the newspapers, Mr. Coone makes the statement that he knows a man in this city who,, by selling whiskey, cleared f900 in one day's business, I should,have thought that a man who is representing the Alberta Social Service league, if he were aware of such a breach of the law as having taken place, would notify the authorities Immediately, Division of the Food Administration shows. The manager of the branch sold 2.S00 pounds of sugar to twenty-eight of his employees and allowed others to purchase in excessive amounts. Sales were not confined to employees, but friends, relatives and Stovel, "of Winnipeg, who are respect-"; business acquaintances were sold snivel? the president and vice-president1 gar in amounts of 100 pounds or more. so that action could have been taken, Ohio, branch of the General Baking j instead of -keeping this information Company, a report to the Missouri �,, j,jb aioeve" and springing it uorm UpPrU he has making this p jus sleeve" ana springing the public at this late day as done. Thanking you for public, 1 am, A. E. C. MCDONNELL, Superintendent. Alberta Provincial Police. Edmonton, March 14th, 1918. 45 and the He The United States will, as a war measure, turn the dock3 ahead an hour on the last Monday in March and put them back on the last Monday in October. Canadians are almost certain to follow suit. A bill is to be in- Willlam Hague Harrington, for years a resident of Ottawa, until recently superintendejit of post-office savings branch', died, was a Fellow of the RoyaP Society of Canada, and a former president of the Ontario Entomological Society. Some apprehension as to the safety ) im was feared for the adjacent blocks, i Df c> F> Jugt? Canadian Trade Commls-At lo.so the blaze was under full con- j S;0ner at Petrograd, has been set at rest by advices to the Trade and Com- v-iV1"'1'-- T. ' ledged the justice of his chastisement j troduced at this session in Ottawa, and and resolved to be good in future, he (surely it will pass after the U.S. ac- found the world was not such a dreary place to live in after all and that he was accorded pretty fair treatment when he did what was right. We cannot believe the majority of French-Canadians are going to play 4 the sulky boy trick. tion. It should pass at any rate, is a common sense provision. It trol and the firemen were busy reduc- \ ins it to the smallest possible proportions. The crowd, which had numbered well over 2000 about ten o'clock began to stream away, secure in the belief that the blaze had spent itself and had done its worst. The fire was the most spectacular witnessed m Lethbritlge since the morning the* Balmoral Hotel burned merce Department that he is in Sweden. L. D. Wllgress, also in the Canadian service In Russia, has been located in a hospital iu Omsk. WHERE REAL SAVING MIGHT BE EFFECTED. While the people of Canada are being urged on every hand to save to meet the demands of war taxation, we read'the following from an eastern exchange: ""Government House cost the people of Ontario over $28,000 last year. This amount included, among other things, the wage* of an engineer and three firemen, and the cost of DOS tons of coal for the furnaces; it included the cost of bulbs, seeds- and shrubs, and the "There is an object 5es3on for Canada," says the Toronto Globe, "in the way the United States is tackling the war taxation of what are commonly called the 'Big Interests.' Despatches yesterday state that John D. Rockefeller will be required to contribute in income tax this year the enormous^ }nJuiin sura of $38,400,000, and that tho twen-' ty-nine wealthiest citizens/ after Mr, Rockefeller, will pay an aggregate of $86,100,000 on the same ^ss^isment. The men whose incomes have been increased by war activities are also paying a more substantial share to tho State In the excess profits tax. One instance is. recorded In which a citizen who made $400,000 last year Hon. in the charge depart! I down on 5th St. in January of 1911.) sioner. ; Outside the gutting of the Shepard | iy and block ot W. R. Hull early in 1917, it ; was the most disastrous 'Ire since � that time. It was the flr3t tire in the ; history of Lethbridge since It gained lits city status that has been fought during one of the trying chlnook winds and amply evidenced the fact that such gales mcro'ase^ three-fold the work of the firemen in such an event. Did Not Pjscover Records-C. B, Bowman, joint owner of the with Capt. L. M. Johnstone, Wm. Sloan, minister of mines :. C. cabinet, will in future have also of the provincial fishery tent, with the title of commis-This department was formerly under the direction ot the late Premier Brewster. t ofcoreg of families have been driven from their homes and all Industries in I Homell. N.Y., are paralyzed as the result of a disastrous flood due to a cloudburst that swept down the valley of the Genesee inundating one-third of the city. beneficial and stomach is best ages. m a ssages of Castle Rock, salute the Stars who is with the overseas forces, told I and Stripes or take a ducking in the Every inhabitant Washington, must f taxes $03,000." There is room for the Canadian House of Commons to 'go a step further this year. PROGRESS OF PROHIBITION wages of the head gardener and five assistants, and a few odds and ends, j had to turn over to the government in such as ink bottles, candlesticks, etc., 'which cost $S4, aud a pine cupboard and cloak-rack which cost S2S0. It did not, of course, include the Lieutenant-Governor's salary of $10,000, which is paid by the Dominion Government, nor did it include the cost of food or the wages of domestic fervants, which are paid out of tha Governor's private purse." One would have to boll a lot of potatoes with their Jackets on to make up for the money uselessly wasted by keeping up such establishments. We ail admit they are necessary under our form of government, but there are limits. The above Is an example of the limit. the Herald during the fire that he was seated in his easy chair after dinner reading, when a,telephone call informed him of the fire. Pie Sid not think it amounted to much until he reached the corner by the Baptist church. The volume of smoke then convinced him of its intensity, and by the time he reached the scene of the blRze he was unable to make his way up the stairs to recover his records. *T could not tell you anything definite about the amount of insurance for all my reeords were lost." This applies not only to his own Insurance on the building Itself but on most of the property of the lessees. Mr. Bownrm believes that the walls of tho building are still good and that it will be possible to repair the interior at a cost of about $25,000 even at the I i Hamilton, Ont., March 10.-Representatives from British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec, were present today �present high price of building mater-at the first session of the Dominion : ial- definite plans, however, will have council, Roval Templars of Tamper-! t0 walt for T adjustment of the insurance, which is made doubly hard by-the loss of all the records. Luckily the vault at tho rear of the NO "FREE" HOSPITALS IN GOVERNMENT PLAN. Hon. Geo. P. Smith made it clear In the legislature that the government rural hospital plan does not contem-plate anything In the nature of "free hospitals." i It Is ju�t as well that this fact has been made clear. There has been so much talk of free hospitals that it has become confusing. Those who have been talking free hospitals have been actuated by the belief that, just as rural schools ar*j p free, there being no tuition charges, "so should rural hospitals bo free. But there is one point of wide difference between schools and hospitals, iu the ance. The featuro of tho morning session was the address of J. A. Austin, the Dominion Councillor, who dealt i with the progress prohibition had 1 nu,lclIn� which had been erected when made. Alluding to the fact that many i Johnstone and Ritchie secured offices countries had curtailed the drink traf-j flc as a result of the war, he said; 4 ! "But no country has made such progress toward absolute prohibition as Canada. In another year the Dominion will be bone dry from ocean to ocean." Following the annual banquet tonight,, a burial service will bo held for old John Barleycorn in honor of the prohibition victories. v v v ? ? CHEAP POTATOES *1* ? in the block escaped with little damage, aad outside the lpss of the law library and such records as may have betsn in the office at the time of the fire, their loss is not irreparable. The present business prosperity In the city, however, makes the blow a hard one to ail the firms 'who had tjuarters in the block, and it will be a hard loss to overcome under the existing conditions. Fins Brigade Praised Thief Hardy was complimented on Cowlitz river, which flows through the town. This is the edict of a committee of citizens who suspect that some residents are disloyal. L The Dominion Government and- the Government of Ontario are co-operating \n comprehensive experimental work during the coming season in the use of peat as a fuel. $ Investigation has discovered 140,000 acres ot peat bogs. The quantity of 25 per cent, moisture peat fuei contained in this area is estimated at approximately 120.000,000 short tons. The idea of Instituting a meat rationing system in hotels and public eating houses has been discussed, but no conclusion has been reached In the matter. It came up at a recent meeting of representative proprietors of public eating places with the U. S. Food Administration,-t>ut no decision has yet been reached. Tearing up floors, dislodging big pillars and girders, demolishing mechanical equipment, shattering a great brick wall and destroying valuable stock in all parts of the big four-storey brick building, a terrific explosion wrecked the Interior of the plant of the Pacific Coast Biscuit Company in Seattle. One man was badly burned. ioim. It was tho hardest fire to fight in the history of the city, and it Is felt that the best possible work was done. Mayor Hardio ,wa&'on . the job aMo and had greal praise tor the work of the now motor firo pump.which un-(terwiuit its first real test last n:'ght. The firemen were on the job-k until all t):iWAfiV was past, and a guard was kept up all nipht lest ftny incipient fire iiiii-'ht break out which would threaten adjacent buildings. xpenditure tee found that in the aggregate twenty-six firms selected at random have made proms five times greater than In normal times; others have made profits of 27 per cent, on the turnover, or 341 on their capital. On the other hand, technical Investigations have resulted in the saving of �3,000,000 on cord i te con (racts, more than � %,-000,000 on gun ammunition, �2,000,-000 on gun equipment and �1,700,000 on aircraft. t 7!