Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 26, mi THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 Published by the Lethbrid&t Herald Printing Co., Ltd., every lawful evening at Us ofTice, Sixth St, Lethbridge, Alberta. Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN-Managing Director JOHN TORRANCE-Business Manager PHONE: PHONE: Editorial, Reportorlal and Newi Department 1224 A.dvcrtfstng. Circulation and Job Departments 1252 t DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES vear. ilflivered .................... �4.00 1 year, by mail ...................... �3.00 6 montii?. delivered .................. $2.00 � months, by mali .................... $',50 i! raontlis. iielivered .................. JI-OO 3 months, by mail.....................75 ! raomli, deliveieri ..................35 1 mouth, by mail......................2S Atl.Ires.i^s c; I'.nsei; its often as desired, but both new r.ui old addresses must be given. THE l-sthbridge-Ked Cross Drug & Book Store; J. G. Robertson & Co.; Jack?on & Co.; Alexandra Hotel; People's Drug Store; Kenny & Allln; Lethbridge HoteJ Cigar Stand.. Diamond Cily-Dr. D'Are. Medicine Hat - Assiniboia Hotel. Macleod-A. D. Ferguso.'i. DAILY HERALD FOR SALE Cranbrook-Beattle & Murphy Co.; Cranbrook Book Company. Edmonton-Provincial News Company. PIncher Creek-Dr. McCrea; Mitchell Drug Co. Taber-Westlake Bros. Vancouver-The Wide World News Co.; News Shop, 445 Granwell Street. Spolng th* forcing of Home Hule on Ulster may be aten by the following from the "Irish Times" piAllshed In Dublin. The .xtrnot ia from an issue of recent date which was handed to the Herald by .Mr. John Home, who is following closely the trend of events on the isle which he visitwl during the winter. The to\ter is headed " Against Home I^ulo-A coveimnt tor Englishmen-^f omen tous political pronouncement by leaders of British thought and acticn." To the ICditor of the Irish Times : Sir,-The time is fasi approaching v,l-cn the evident intention of the Cij.ernment to pa.>;s the llnmc Rule bi 1 into law without giving the nation, either by nieans of a general election or of a refercfirtum, an oi^- WOULD IT NOT BE WORTH WHILE ? WOULD it not be worth while> for some public interest to be shown in the organizing ol a comniillec to insure the visits to Letlibridge of noted EngUsli theatrical companies. This is part of the scheme of the new organization known as the British Canadian Theatre Organization to whicli wc have already alluded, .Vpart from sentimental reasons, and tlie in-tcllecUial and pleasurable opportunities wliich the scheme will create localh\ there is its business aspect from the point of publicity to be recognized. Something of this may be gauged by the following items hy a well known writer in the London Daily Sketch, which has an extensive circulation, under the heading of "Patriotic Canada." "The Canada that Slrathcona opened up is now a busy place for theatrical enterprise. 1 hear that Martin Harvey is doing big business in the course of his all British tour. He is the first British actor-manager who has toured over there without touching United States soil. This has been made possible by the Canadian Amusements Syndicate commanding a chain of theatres from the Atlantic to the Pacific. "Tree should feel flattered, for 'His Majesty's' is the name largely favored by loyal theatrical manager^ in Canada. And they are big theatres, too. Har\ey and his wife had a packed house at Calgary, a theatre holding as many people as the Lyceum. And but a few years ago Calgary was prairie." So long as we are dependent on Great Britain for capital and immigration it will be necessary to advertise ourselves. In placing Lethbridge on the map so far as publicity in the British Isles is concerned, no better plan can be evolved than ensuring it as a point on the itinerary of the British theatrical companies. Moral support and not financial obligation is all that is necessary. To accomplish this it is necessary- to form the requisite committee. We commend the idea to the mayor and our publicity oflicials. THE ELECTRIC LIGHT DISCOUNT SIXCE the announcement of the intention of the commissioners to reduce the rate of discount.on light accounts from 20 per cent, to ten per cent, there has been more than a small share of criticism directed at their action. The reduction is by no means a popular one, and the general protest which has developed seems to have right on its side. Wliile we admit the city is ha\'ing its troubles Dnancially, as almost every other* city in the west Is having, the Herald cannot but feel that the coimnissioners are making a mistake in this instance, though their plea is that the revenue is needed. There is only one ground on which the action on the light question can be countenanced, and that is that the additional profits, which may be expected to accrue from the giving of a lesser discount, will be used to form a sinking fund for the system, though even that is a debatable rea-lon in the case of municipal utilities. But if the additional profits to be expected are to go into the melting pot to reduce the general tax rate, then the Herald joins in the general protest. The users of electric light make the system possible, and to them should be given the benefit of any profit. This can be accomplished by means of reducing the rates. In the past this system has been followed to a limited extent. Since Ih6 inauguratioii of the municipally owned lighting system the rates have been reduced from 15 bents to 10 cents. That reduction has been made possible by the users of electric light and by no vne else. Certainly non-resident property owners )iave not added to the success of the system. Incidentally it is worthy of note that the electric light system has already furnished some $60,000 or more profits during the past four or five years. This went bolus bolus into current revenue, resulting in a reduction in direct taxes to just that extent. So really, instead of increasing the rales to electric light users, the quite proper thing to do would be to increase the tax rate to pay back that $60,000 to be credited to the electric light system-to tlie users of electric hght. The suspicion in connection with the commissioners' action in the electric light case is that they are endeavoring to make the profits from the electric light pay the deficit on the street railway system. It is not a business principle, and certainly will not commend itself to the rank and file of resident ratepayers. We would suggest that the commissioners give this matter their serious consideration, along with the assessment problem, before striking the tax rate, for they | are both of vital importance, and botli will affect the final tax rate fixed. OUK POINT OF VIEW Round No. 1 is Villa's by a safe margin. But so far he is fighting on the home field. When he plays in Mexico City the tune may be different. One of the Edmonton papers discovered an error in the first issue of the Civic Gazette. Some consolation to the editors who have been snubbed by the capital city administration. Northern Alberta is shipping eggs to Ontario; Southern Alberta adds choice lambs and hogs. Pretty soon we'll be adding apples? "Frost hits the citrus belt," saj-s a Floiuda despatch. Well, a real snowstorm struck the banana belt but we haven't yet heard a murmur registered. Alberta mined one ten-thousandth of its estimated coal deposits in 1913. At the same rate it will be 11913 before the last of the black diamonds of the province are mined. Few, if any, of us will live to see the day. If the Ulster trouble has done nothing else it has shown a serious state of affairs in the British army which will afford Labor leaders some good debating material should Premier Asquith be forced to appeal to the country on the Home Rule Bill. The whote situation is most acute. W^hile it is hardly likely that Lethbridge will ever be able to obtain par or a premium for iVz per cent, bonds again as was the case a few years ago, the sale consummated yesterday reveals a strengthening market. Careful financing for a year or two Avill do much to put the city where it should be on the financial map once more. Before finally striking the tax rate it would be a good idea if the commissioners would take one more good look over the current estimates to see if some further savings might not be made. We might mention here that the School Board has not decided upon its final estimates for the year. Probably they too might be able to do some paring that would count. A few .sacrifices all round are to be expected this yeai-. There are many of us getting along ver>' nicely in our businesses with less than we were content wth a few years ago. The attitude of the city and the School Board should be consistent with the attitude of the majority of the business men in the city-cut to fit the cloth. Ara fou on* t4 those to vtidm very imal Is another aourc* o( suffaring } N�4>fuCo Dyspepsia Tabl�U will Im^ your disordered stomscS to digut any reasonabis meals, and will soon rtstore It to sucl. , -rtect condition that you'll never teel that you have a stomach. Taka om after each meal. 50c. a Box at your Druggist's. Made by tha National Drug and Chemical Co. oi Canada, Limited. iM Of all Kmds For^e LENTEM SEASON We have everything in season Fresh and Smoked Fish rHONE452 Freah From tb� Brinj view to testing the strength and,sincerity ot the promises, so often made to those of our fellow-citizens in Ireland, whose one prayer is not to he cast out from their citizenship Of the United Kingdom, that they will not be left to fight their battle alone. Arrangements are in progress, and will be announced within the next day or two, whereby the declaration can be signed in every part of the country, and a careful register will be,kept of the names and number of those who adhere to it. Nothing would have been easier than to extend greatly the list of the original signatories, but this would have involved delay, and it appears of supreme importance that the process of Signing should be set on foot at once, and in a great number of places sinkultaneously. We have, therefore, thought it best to publish the declaration now in the confident assurance that whatever it may at present lack in authority and representative character will be speedily supplied by the adhesion which will be given to it by men of all classes in every quarter of Great Britain. THE DECLARATION The deolaration is as follows "I..................., of .................., earnestly convinced that the claim of the Go'vetnment to carry the Home Uule Bill into law without submitting it to the judgment ot the nation is contrary to the spirit of our Constitution, do hereby solemnly declare that, if that bill is so passed,! shall hold myself justified in taking or supporting any action that may be effective to prevent it being put ' into operation, and more particularly to prevent the armed forces of the Crown being used to deprive the people of Ulster of their rights as citizens of the United Kingdom." 'J*0 this declaration we have s^ll aigned our names. Roberts (Lord), B. H. Seymour, -Mdeiiham, Balfour ot Burleigh, George Hayter Chubb, Wm. Cunningham, DesboroUgh, A. V. Dicey, Edward Elgar, Henry Goudy, Halifax, Alexander Henderson, ttudyard Kipling, Lovat, Mllner, Portland, William Ramsay, .iohn Stirling-Mn.\we!l, Henry Wace, T. Herbert Warren, March 3nd, 11^11. 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