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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1918 THE LETIIBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE THIRTEEN J RATES? EFFECT SHORTLY At a special lrieflUng of the city counoll this morning the inafter ot boosting the wator raten whb again dls-cussod. It has practically boon decided that the 20 per cent advance over the old schedule ot rates to houso-holdot-h will go Into effect with a 10 per cent diocount for prompt payment. Tlio new raoter rates am also practically fixed and will enow an advance ot about the sumo percentage. Billiard Licence Tho. council's work this morning had to do with fixing the rates for special services. Odo that caused the groat-eat discussion wan tho billiard hell rate. Under the old schedule billiard halls paid $20 a year for tho first table and $8 for each additional table. Com-Jiilssioner Grace aald that in his opinion this rate was altogether unfair and uncalled for. He couldn't see tho connection between a billiard table and a water rate. Mayor Ifardie doclarod that, the billiard and pool rooms were making twico as much monoy as ever they did, and tho city should get the money. Th city doesn't get any pool room license now, this doing to tho government, and such placeB must be taxed in some way. The r*te wea left undecided. lTndo:r the new meter schedule the water rate for the brewary, which formerly worked out to about 1100 a month, will bo increased to $166 a month. Commissioner Grace was of tho opinion that, this would hare to be reduced and a apecial rate granted. The consideration of the new water rates is likely to take several days. OCCUPY RU88 CITY ? -- ?   London, Mar. 22.-The German a have occupied the city of Ochakav on the Dnieper estuary, 41 miles northeast, ot Odea-ia, Renter's Petrograd oorres-" pc*d#nt reports.  Are Also Enforcing Cruel Conditions on the Conquered Country TEURS TO PUT ON PLAY Lcthbrldpo amateurs are about to bo aeon In the limelight in a pl;iy entitled "His Excellency, the Governor. This being the first time local actors and actresses have appeared in a play this season, It therefore becomes the event of tho aeaaon. Tho names of Mr. Richard Hlncka, Mr. Frank Wadding-ton, Mrs. Ritchie, who arc ho well known to the people of Lethbridgo are a guarantee that a thoroughly enjoyable evening Is in store for theatregoers on Monday and Tuesday, April 1st and 2nd. The reputation of the oompany is enhanced by the inclusion In the canto of Mrs. Know, who '-will make her debut as a Lotlibrklgo amateur. The casto also includes Miss Florence Donald, Messrs. Raworth, Matthews, Hyde, Kemm and Richard Hlncks, jr. The following Is a brief synopsis of tho play: Scene-The residence of tho Governor of tho Mandalend Islands. The colonial secretary, accompanied by hlH sister and daughter, pays a visit to the IslandB and arrives when tho aloes are in bloom, which only happens once in a hundred years. According to the native legend, tho dust from the aloe blossom when blown about causes an epidemic of love. How It affects Hla Excellency Uie Governor, the members of his staff and visitors makes a highly amusing and entertaining story. Tho love scenes are disturbed by the rumors of a native rising, which temporarily put3 a stop to the devastation being brought by the aloes. However, everything turns ont happily in the end. It need hardly be said that the entire proceeds arc being given to local charities. Popular prices prevail and packed houses should greeat our amateurs in their efforts on behalf of a worthy cause. IS II! SENTENCED TO JAIL Btrt May Be Freed That He May Enlist And Go Oversew As a Private Winnipeg, Mar. 22.-Oeorge H. Wuls-hy, formerly major and assistant paymaster for Military DlBtrlot No. 10, wpx Ibis nionilng sentenced to servo one year and 11 months In the city jail. Wclsby pleaded guilty to tho tlioft. of $ll,�0(i, tho property of the Dominion of Canada. Tho thofts wore committed during a parlod covering two year?. Complete rnatitutlon of the money taken has bean made. Welsby, through his lawyer, stated that he would willingly join tho army as a private and give hla life to wipe out tho stain on his name. Tho matter Is being taken up with tho department of Justice and it. is likely that he will bo allowed out on parolo so that he can enlist. TRIAL COMMANDER 6 Moscow, Mnr. 19.-The Oermama have already established through railway ccnnactlons betwoon the districts they have occupied and Berlin and are flooding the oocu-plad towns with German goods, ea-pccially clothing and hosiery, llusslans who had managed to leave �Kiev, Mohllev, Narva. Revnl and other occupied citis.s all toll the tame story. At Narva the Germans established clothing, chemical and photographic supply fat tories. At ltoval they are re-opening the woollen millB and forcing the Russians to work. The ordin-�ry pay is two roubles d'aily as against from fifteen to twenty roubles in Petrograd and Moscow for ei'ght hours' work, while the Germans exact tun hours' labor and enforce the an i.'tot luteallou to tho task In hand. Raw material for the new industries Is buijjg obtained from the Ukraine. At Nirva tho prlcos of clothing and other manufactured articles dropped GO per cent :::U>r the German occupation. Russian soldiers are being forced to clean out the r.-.itway stations, the general sanitary renditions are being improved everywhere and Idlers are bo-ing forced to work. Cabmen are beaten by German officers if they refuse to drive rapidly. Offender* are arrested and severely punish�d tor expectorating in public places. FIGHTING ACTIVE T Rome, Mar. 22.-Tho fighting la becoming more active along the whole front, the war office announces. Tho Italians drove back patrols at several points on the front and ejected an Austrian detachment which had forced its way Into an advanced post in the Premela valley sector. Along the Plave, the artillery fighting became more intense. RUSSIA'S WAR BELT Petrograd, Mar. 22.-Russia's total �war eipendituraa are now 60,699,276,'-900 roubles. PRIE8TS EXECUTED London, Mar. 22.-Tho execution In Hrusscls of two Roman Cathollo prieBts on the charge of espionage la reported in an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from'Amsterdam. Eight other priests, the dispatch saya, have boon sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor for life at Brussels ou the charge of espionage. ? ? ? ? ? BANKING HOURS ARM SHORTENED BECAUSE OF CLERK SHORTAGE Montreal, March 21.-Beginning June 1, the banking hours In Canada will probably be made 9.30 to 2.30 Instead of 10 to 3 p.m., the proposed change being based on the shortage of man-power in the banks and to the Bank act would be ueces- ? sary before the change can be ? made, as the act fixes the hours > at which the banks must ro-> main open for tho public cou- �8� �8* *5* ** ** ** ** RUSSIAN PEACE Amsterdam, Mar. 22.-After a long discussion yesterday the relchstag main committee, a Berlin dispatch Rays, approved the peace and commercial treaties with Russia. A resolution was adopted calling on the government for a guarantee of German financial claims In return for reciprocal action on the part of Germany. Halifax, March 22.-The trial of Commander Wyatt, fovmer chief examining officer of this port on a charge of manslaughter in connection with tho Mont Blanc-Imo collision which resulted in the Halifax explosion on December G, has been set to take place on April 4 In the supreme court. Want Them Held Halifax, March 22.-Captain t*m-odec, formorly master of tho Mont Blanc, and Francis Mackay, who was piloting that ship when the fatal collision occurred in Halifax harbor last December, have been notified through counsel, by Crown Prosecutor Cluney ! that an application would be made before tho supreme court tomorrow to have tho order discharging them from custody set aside. DENCE The Chinese case which caused so much excitement in the Chinese colony isn't finished yet. Loo AVlng was brought in from Vulcan last night and will bo given a preliminary hearing today on a charge of fabricating evidence at the Long Sam and Mali Shoo trials. Too Yok, another local Celestial, has also been arrested on a perjury charge j in connection with the same trial and will appear for a preliminary hearing today. ANNIVERSA TO CELEBRATE MY 20th Anniv Of Opening Up in Business in Lethbridge I Will Hold a R. A. WRIGHT, 1898 of *f '7 'H*wa R. A. WRIGHT, 191B Diamonds* Jewelry, Watches, etc., etc. For 15 Days Only THESE EXTRAORDINARY SAVINGS ON NEW, FASHIONABLE DIAMOND JEWELRY, ETC., ARE POSSIBLE ONLY BECAUSE A MANUFACTURER CONVERTED HIS ENTIRE STOCK INTO CASH IN ORDER TO ENTER A NEW BRANCH OF BUSINESS. THIS STORE BOUGHT IT ALL, TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE CONCESSIONS, AND NOW SHARES THE SAVINGS WITH ITS CUSTOMERS. $17,295 Would be the Regular Selling Price for the Entire Collection To go for Our Anniversary at $ OWING TO THE EFFECT THE WAR HAS HAD ON THE JEWELRY BUSINESS WE ARE OFFERING OUR NEW STOCK OF JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, CUT GLASS, CHINA, SILVER DEPOSIT WARE, ETC., AT SPECIAL SALt PRICES. SEE OUR SPECIAL SHOW WINDOWS AND SAVE MONEY ON YOUR WEDDING PRESENTS THIS MONTH. THE COLLECTION CONSISTS OF 122 Rings, 90 Watches, 37 Brooches Bar Pins, 87 Pairs Cuff Links, 28 Lavalliers, etc. nd 6 Pieces Our regular prices would he $33.50 to $35.75 Anniversary Price $19.95 4 Pieces Our regular pricea would be $37.75 to $42.50 Anniversary Price $24.85 21 Pieces Our regular prices would bo $43.00 to $58.50 Anniversary Price $29.75 28 Pieces 1 Our regular prices irould ha 1 $59.00 to $74.75 Anniversary Price $39.95 14 Pieces Our regular prices would be $75.00 to $96.50 Anniversary Price $49.75 9 Pieces Our regular prioes would be $104.50 to $127.00 Anniversary Price $76.50 4 Pieces Our regular prices would be $149.00 to $189.75 Anniversary Price $98.50 5 Pieces Our regular prices would b� $198.00 to $235.00 Anniversary Price $148.75 Call and Get Our Prices On Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, China and Cut Glass, etc Everything Reduced Except Contract Goods R. A. 1898 Lethbridge's Biggest and Finest Jewelry Store Eye Specialist in Charge of Optical Department 1918 ;