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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE tETHBRIDGE DATLY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1918 ZD: Eetbbrib^e Derail DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers l*HE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 23 6�h Street South. Lethb/idoe W. A. President and Managing Director John Ton unco - - Busings Macogsr TELEPHONES Business Office .............. 1162 Editorial Offico.............. 1324 coal demand of tho.�o provinces. Thp rfisult is that the tarnuTs of the wost, finding themselves in the position of be.lne forced, by the luck of effort on the part of, our own manufacturers to meet the demand, to buy American Implements, naturally ask that they be allowod to buy them as cheaply as possible. Much as wo dislike to admit it, our manufacturers have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. FINANCIAL STATE Subscription Rates; Pally, delivered, per week . Pafly, delivered, per year . rjaily. by mail, par year .. Weekly, by mail, per year . .10 .J5.00 .$4.00 , .J1.50 IVeekly. by mail, per year to U.S.. $2.0i) Dates of expiry of subscriptions i�p-pear daily on address label. Accept-ince of papers i fie. expiration oate is our authority to continue the subscription. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The German offensive, commenced yesterday morning by a heavy bombardment of British and French posi-lions along a 50-mile front, was followed up last night with infantry attacks, and British trenches were penetrated at several points to ihe eaten? of the first, line, chiefly in the Cambrai sector. Field Marshal Haig's report today tates. however, that the 13r;tis"n are hoMiw \h* entire line, and that the German losses nave been particularly heavy "ihc.v i.- r.o evidence that the WritUli nne '!.;- given away in any great extent at any point. SOME ANOMOLIES OF THE TARIFF. Here Is an aiiomoir: Alberta can supply the whole west �with coal, but American coal is admitted tree of duty, and a� a re�uit the Alberta coal mining industry meets the stiffesr kind of opposition. l-lsuiern Canadian implement manufacturers cannot supply one-quarter of the demand of the west for farm machinery, yet the Western Canada fanner must pay a heavy tariff on every machine brought in to meet the demand. A little adjustment of the tariff on a horse-sense basis 1b needed. THE RIGHT VIEW OF THE COAL SITUATION. last year Saskatchewan took only l,3B3,13i tons of Alberta coal and Manitoba only 243,649 tons. The. rest of the coal used in those provinces was American. John T. Stirling, chief roiue inspector for Alberta, commenting on this fact, said he had learned CANADA NOW READY FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING. Sir George Poster has introduced once more his daylight saving measure J which was shelve.! hist year. He j will succeed this time. There; seems to be no doubt on that score. The action of the 1". S. makes it practically impossible tor Canada to lag behind in this universal effort to time ourselves by the sun rather than by the clock. i A western exchange has bacn mak- j in�r some investigations as to the sen-j tlment on tae measure and finds that 0.Qno but it would not be sufficient to provide for the extra war necessities and other requirements, and they would likely at the close of IMS have a deficit ot $201.- Tho new services that would be required to meet extra war expenditures, and production would cost S212.-66�>. and in connection with the requirements of new services he observed that when they had such powerful organizations as the V. F. A. and the Women's Institutes taking part in the affairs of the province with efficient and up to date ideas the result was increased demands upon the public purse. Borrowings Remarking that of the 32.5no.000 loan sanctioned at the last session between SSOO.OOO and S900.000 remained which they could issue at any time he stated that their total borrowings by way of bond issue and savings ce-rtl-ficatc.i amounted to $2,346,301 and of that they had repaid the bank in January this year $300,000. The average rate of interest the government paid was G 1-2 per cent, and he thought that would compare with the rate obtained by any other province in the Dominion. � Bonded Debt The bonded debt of the province as a: September 31st last, was $30,245.-177. After allowing for sinking fund $f>:i0.027.SS. During the year 191S Mr. Mitchell said the borrowings of the government, would not be greatly increased and if there would be necessity to borrow it would not be until well on in the summer or perhaps at a later date. In contrast with their financial position was that of other provinces who had already borrowed considerable sums. Then they had no maturing bonds ] \tntil 1922 so' that any. borrowings they would be obliged to make would be devoted exclusively to new expenditures. Dealing with this part cf his subject j Mr. Mitchell alluded to the order-in-1 council of the Dominion placing an embargo on bond issues of provincial governments and said that the government hud entered a strong protest at Ottawa against it. Savings Certificates The savings certificates Mr. Mitchell informed the House had been a great success, and they had obtained 55SS.S00 at 5 per cent. They were subscribed largely by the working classes and in , small sums and application came-from all parts of Canada, from the United States, and even from so far distant as China. Assets The assets of the province totalled $131,113,731.71 an increase over 1916 of 54,438.834 which arose from the sale of school lands. The lands sold in 1916 covered 145,459 acres equal to $2,S72.259 showing a price of $19.74 nor acre the highest price in the history of the province. The income for the year 1917 was $6,260,1.00.29 and the expenditure $6,-752.502.72 he wanted to say that had it not been for tho provincial election there would have been only a deficit of about 8200,000 at the end of the fiscal year. On December 31st they had on hand a cash balance of $559,458.14 on general-revenue account and $175.-484.40 on telephone accounts.' Dli-eussing revenue he aald that they had received an additional sum on'aet'onnt of the interest in the school lands sales. This arose from the money being placed at higher interest probably acting on the suggestion ho had made in his budget ot last session. But if the Dominion Government had collected nil i \  arrears on Interest from school ]. \<]-.-:, Alberta would now have had the advantage of an additional $.S'iO,000 for educational purposes. V* lid l_iji;u Te�X He mc r.::on.:-i that the wild land tax was $9-!S.755 short of the last estimate but during tho. present year the department could take forcible proceedings and they expected the revenue would be greatly Implemented by that. Railway Situation Discussing the railway situation in connection with the contingent liabilities be said that by the Dominion Government taking over the C. N. R. these liabilities would be reduced by $22,244,250 and if the government, took over the (3. T. P. although he had no definite information on the matter it would make a further reduction of $4,183,500, bringing the contingent liabilities down to $19,093,700. It was estimated ho said that $400,-000 would be received from the motor vehicles tax and that it would be spent exclusively in connection with highways. Commenting on tho success of the cow bill as it was familiarly called, Mr. Mitchell said that the fact they were able to loan the money at six per cent meant that during the period of the loan each borrower could buy a cow, tuning that the rate of intrrost ho could borrow the money from any other source would be 8 per cftnt. Concluding, the treasurer paid a compliment to the new m emu era of tho house who sat on the cross benchns representing tho forces overseas, aiid who had been elected as independent,., and expresl sd the opinion that they would be an acquisition to the hoi'.i. On the motion of It. H. Crawloid Vx debate was adjourned. The city ot Quebec will float a loan for $470,000. Owing to ill-health, Sir Oeorgs Buchanan, the British Ambassador to Russia, Is returning to his home. The largest ot the munition zones Into which the States have been divided includes Philadelphia. All new railroad equipment across the border Is being standardized front locomotives to box cars. Tossing back her head while combing her hair, a York, Pa., sirl dislocated her spine. A flve-yoar-old child, who was taken from London to escape air raids, was killed in a motor accident at L�we�. Samuel Gedge, of Waterside, Deny, Ireland, was fined ten shillings for not having a price list displayed on hit potatoes. Texas and Montana have decldufl to buru their own soft coal next winter and thus relieve the strain on the eastern fields. Fred Snelzer, of Winnipeg, who failed to register under the Military Service Act, was arrested in Hamilton, Ont., on a charge of desertion. Private Arthur Hutt, V.C., of Coventry, has been given �250 in war bonds by his employers and �500 by the city. The Aldershot Town Council have opened a communal kitchen for women workers and children at a cost of �250. A short meeting of the members ot tho Montreal stock exchange resulted in a decision to make no change In the present schedule ot minimum prices. Publication of a newspaper is an industry necessary to the successful prosecution of the war, according to a decision at Syracuse, N.Y., concerning an exemption. SlxtesB returnee! soldiers of Woodstock will constitute a small oolouy of farmers In Northern Ontario. A bill hat been introduced In the Manx House ot Keys to provldo for local option on the Isle of Man. 8lonx Falls, S.D., has adopted the city manager system instead of the commission form of govornmout. Near St. Thomas, a five-year-old team, weighing 3,400 lbs., was sold at a sale for $500. A. Robinson, for some years proprietor of the Colborne Hotel, Goderich, died, aged 63. Primroses in bloom wore to be seen during Christmas week in tho (rounds adjoining the Mlddleton workhouse, England. Boys of 16 years and over not permanently employed are called upon to enrol In the United States Boys' Working Reserve. Edward McCormnck, Blackrock, England, was fined ten shillings tor not keeping a record of the potatoes he bad sold. Berkshire school children have collected 50 (tons of horse chestnuts for munitions, 19,000 eggs and invested �5,000 in war savings. The proceeds of Prize Court sales of shlpB and cargoes by the Admiralty since the beginning of the war amounts to over �11,000,000- More than a hundred Calgary high school boys have already enlisted in the "Soldiers of the Soil" movomont and more forms are being received dally. The Canada food board has approved of a standard uniform for the older boys "soldiers of the soil," who are being enlisted this week, In most of the provinces, for service on the farms. The uniform Is smart and at the same time well suited to farm work, it con- 1 slstB of the shirt and pants ot militia khaki with brass S.O.S. button.'. ! Henry Ford's new tractor plant at Dearborn will employ 100,000, whilo tho blast furnaces In connection will I require 25,000 mon to operate thorn. | Toronto detectives who wore c the Durrldge trial at Woodstock scornfully declined to accept the witness fees of $1.50 and travelling expenses. . Jessie 15. Dlprose, formerly of Kingston, mother of two children, alleged receiver ot two separation allowances through two men overseas, was arrested at Prescott. "Somewhere in Duke Brio" a gigantic iceberg is bobbing about, the first ever recorded on this body of water. It is described as fully 200 feet in length and about 25 feet in height. While the military authorities are granting leave of absence to bona fide agriculturists, it is not proposod to include in that category fruit growers or market gardeners. The Vancouver city council has ordered the Russian flag removed from j a sot of flags of the entente allies at ' the city hall. Tho action was taken, the resolution said, because Russia signed a disgraceful and ignoble peace. j OtiB I. Wood, son of Major Geneval j Leonard Wood, enlisted as a private in tho regular army and will report for \ duty at. Fort Sloctim, N.Y. He is a sophomore at Harvard university and a captain in the Harvard regiment. While about equal numbers of single and married men are called out in the U.S. drafts, only one married man in five is accepted on an average, as compared with three single mon . The Militia Department has asked for a report from the officer commanding in regard to the charge of liev. Mr. Hughes, of St. JohnB, that Calgary soldiers "painted the town red" when recently in St. Johns, Quebec. L. C. Hodgson and J. F. Kmnie wore nominated for mayor at the nonpartisan primaries at St. Paul, with largo leads over Dan E. Lane, third, and Gilbert (Suttersen, fourth. Winn Powers, formerly mayor, trailed a poor fifth, followed by W. J. Donahower and A. N. Craighead in the order named. Hodgson drew the largest veto ever given a candidate at primary election. tho In two cases Judgo Duff, acting as central appeal judge under the military servico -act, reversed tho decision of lowor tribunals granting exemption to students In the Laval, P.Q., forestry school. Frank J. Ooldsall, accused by the French embassy of profiteering to tho extent of several millions by French war contracts in America, wfts arraigned at Washington for extradition purposes on a technical charge ot larcony of $200 In France, 'Fire destroyed the pattern shop �nd damaged the machine department ot tho Wm, ,.R. Thropp Sons Company'* plant, Trenton, N.J., ruining many valuable patterns. The company places the Iobb at $150,000. The origin of the blaze is believed to have been of incendiary origin. The concern is working on government contracts. Secretary of Commerce Redfleld will represent the United States at a Canadian-American fisheries conference to be held at Seattle, Wash., April 24. The conference was called to discuss a proposed agreement between Canada and the United remove all restrictions the two governments now impose on fishing In each other's waters. The curfew hour has been fixed for London and the southern counties of England at 10:30 o'clock at night. At that hour all places of amusement must bo closed, and thoy muBt remain closod until 10 o'clock on the following morning. There will bo no lights for shop windows, and tho hotels, clubs, restaurants and various other designated places must cease serying hot meals from 9:30 at night until 6 o'clock in the morning. The People's Prohibition Association of British Columbia, continuing their annual convention at Vancouver, referred to the executive committee ft proposal for amalgamation with the Social Service council. The committee on the nomination of officers recommended that John Nelson of the Vancouver World succeed Jonathan Rogers as president, since Mr. Rogers has expressed a desire to retire. Other officers nominated were: Vice-presidents, Mrs. Spofford, Victoria and Dr. J. A. Gillespie, and William Savage, Vancouver; honorary treasurer, W. H. Leckle; general secretary, R�v. W. Q. Fortune. -L CAKASA The Income War Tax Act Forms giving particulars of income for the year 1917, must be filled in and filed on or before the 31st March, 1918 Section 4 of the Act provides that all persons resident or ordinarily resident in Canada, shall pay a tax upon income exceeding $1500 in the case of those single and widows and widowers without dependent children, and upon income exceeding $3000 in the case of ajl other persons. It also provides that all Corporations and Joint Stock Companies, no matter how created, shall pay the normal tax upon income exceeding $3000. The Forms provided by the Department of Finance to be filled in with particulars of the 1917 income of all those whose incomes are linble under the Act, and by Trustees,. Corporations and Joint Stock Companies, with information required of them, may be obtained from the District Inspectors of Taxation and from the Postmasters at all leading centres. , Forms to obtain and Special Features to observe Individual*-Get Form T 1 to give particulars of their own incomes. In stating Dividends received, give the amount from each Company, listing Canadian and foreign Companies separately. Fill in pages 1, 2 and 3 only. Do not mark on page 4. The following sample answers, (printed in italics) to questions asked on pages 2 and 3 of Form T 1, will help yon to fill in correctly your copies of the Form. PAGE 2. DESCRIPTION OF INCOME. EXEMPTIONS AND DEDUCTIONS PACK S GROSS INCOME DERIVED FROM- 1. Salaries and wages......None....................... 2. Professions and voci.tions......Nont............... - 3. Commissions......from tal� of Real Estele.........tiooo 4. Business, trade, coir meres or sales or dealinis in prop- erty,, whether res 1 or personal.................... 7S00 5. Farming (Horticulture, dairying or other branches) None.....,.................................... - 6. R�nts........................................ 750 7. ivrfdends (A). Canadian Corporations- Standard Transportation Company Ltd......................... Rainbow Mining Company Lid... (B) Foreign Corporations- film) York Trading Company..... Albany Tool Company, Inc....... g. Interest on notes, morteages, bank deposits and securities other thin reported in item 7- Interest on Moitgages......................... Bank Interest................................ 1200 Par Vr.lw- Bonds of Jones Paint Co. Ltd.... looo ilunicipcl Debentures, Town of Midrale. ... 9. Fiduciari-s, (Incorre received from guardians, trustees, executori, a''.ministrators, agents, receivers or persons acting in a fiduciary capacity)- Income (not apital) from Estate of Andrew Doe (People's Trust Company, Executor).......... 31$ Royalties from mines, oil and gas wells, patents, franchises and other legalized privileges......None -� Interest from Dominion of Canada Bonds, issued exempt from Income Tax $3,000.................. IjiO 12. Other sources not enumerated above- Interest, in Shaw Hardware Company Partner- ship)....................................._ 13. Total Income........................ $10,041 25 '50 15 66 72 si 72 55 10. 11. AMOUNT CLAIMED FOR- 14. Depreciation... On Store Building {not land), (Brick).. $ ta$ On Equipment, used in business...... 140 Store Fixtures.................. loo 15. Bad debts; actually; charged off within the year...... 40 16. Allowance for exhaustion of mines and wells... .None - 17. Contributions actually paid to the Patriotic and Canadian Red Cro3S Funds and other approved War Funds......Patriotic and Canadian Red Cross...... tfo 18. Interest paid on monies borrowed and used In the business......Mortgage on Store Property, $1,000... 60 19. Federal, Provincial and Municipal taxes on property used in the business- Central Municipal Taxes......................' 180 20. Interest from Dominion of Canada Bonds, issued exempt from Income Tax........................ 150 21. Other claims for deductions must be specified in detail- Business, operating Expenses.................. 4300 Repairs (staling particulars).................... I$o 22. To^al Exemptions and Deductions.......$5395 23. Amount paid under Business Profits War Tax Act/1916, which accrued in the 1917 accounting period...... Year ending December 31, 1017-JV