Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
FACE FOUR THE lETHBRIDGK DAILY H E K A t. u_ MONDAY, MARCH 30. 1911 TWO MONTREAL POLICEMEN MURDERED BY FOUR 8UROLARS THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 Published by trie Ltthbrldtt HtrVd Prlntlr-" Ltd., every lawful at Itt office. Sixth St, AlceiU. Canada. -W. A. Directs JOHN TORRANCE-BiulMM Min.jd PHONE: MvertUtng. Circulation and Jtt Department! 1252 PHONE: Editorial, Htportorlil a Department 1221 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES I reir de'ivftd 1 jeir, by mill JJ-M 6 mw'h" deliveifd e months, by mill.................... V.M Eonthsi uellverfd J "Jf1.....................JS I inontb, 1 montb, by njall......................" AdJros-iS ctaDiCi! ss as desired, but holh ntw ir.A old addresses mast be Nevsl HERALD Red dots Drus Boob Store; J. G. Beattle Mur-pliy Co.: Cranbrooa Grstsy Hotel. ertton i Co.; Jackson Keijp Cohen Co.; .Meundra Hotel; Provincial Agency. ple's Siore; Kenny Allin; plncher D.-. Leading Book and Store. 1C9A Slh Ate. CUir Drug World Neivs Co, Westlake Station Diamond Dr. Tlia Wide Medlcln: Co.; News Stop. 445 Gracwell World News Co. Clarence Kuol-. Jsmleson News A. Kiver Side World Ntws Co. I vear tn advance THE WEEKLY HERALD cva-r Wecins'diT In or more pases, contains a o! Ike news ol 5 io.-al dlnrirl 0 months :a advance THE GAS COMPANY AND TAXES. GAN if be true that the Natural Gas Company paid ouly in taxes last year? if so, there must have been a serious mistake some- where on the part of those who were looking nfler the city's interests. That P. concern doing such a volume of business in the city as the Gas is in the excess of exports in the twelve months ending February 1014 over those of the previous twelve months. Where come those worth of ex- ports? Look carefully at the following figures of exports as taken from the report: 1913 The company should escape so easily is somellung we. can hardly understand, especially iu view of the fact tlmt the municipality o( Bow Island gave the cue to all corporations by their case which was token to the courts in a fight which fixed Ihe assessment of the Gas Company's properly iu that municipality. Can it he possible that our city council and city solicitor in 1912 allowed a clause to be in- serted in the gas franchise exempting Ihe com- pany from taxation within the limits, of the city of Lelhbridge? If so, the ratepayers knew noth- ino nf it, and censure is coming to those who held the reins al that lime for not lelliug us so. "We have not available at the lime of writing just how much the Natural Gas Co. collected in Lethbridge last year, but we have it ou. g'OOu. au- thority that Calgary receipts for February, 1914, were On that basis we would consider that Lelhbridge contributed'al leas! to the coffers of the company in 1914. For the priv- ilege of doing this amount of business the 'cor- poration collected Not very good business you will admit. Very few other firms doing the same amount of btisintss paid so little taxes. When the Herald look issue with Ihe commis- on the question of taxation of public with a view to having the mailer discussed publicly so that the people mighl get all the facts, than because of any well defined lo the had given very iiltle thought lo Ihe relations between the city and the Gas Company other than lhal the laltcr was a natural competitor of our own electric lighting system. But if we have succeeded in raising a queslion which will cause our commis- sioners to look about them and remedy such an apparent discrimination, we shall feel lhal we have not voiced our protest in vain. Incidentally we may state thai- the Herald 'docs not believe yet that the whole queslion of taxation of city utilities has been answered to the satisfaction of Ihe rank and file of residents who are footing the bills. Il may all he clear enough lo the commissioners bul we confess a woeful ignorance ourselves and would respectfully ask !o ho shown. The fisheries The forest 1 Animal produce VmcuHural produce Here it is shown thai the products of (he farm increased by during the year, ac- counling for 66 cent, of the increase in the right direction. These are mighty interesting figures just al the presenl lime when the queslion of the close relation of Ihe farmer lo Ihe community, and the whole of Canada, is being discussed as never be- fore. They bear out Ihe necessity' of heeding the advice of J. S. Dennis of the C. P. R. to the local wcre despatched to discover burglars who were supposed to oe burrTiug to that citv, and ia the at tempt to head FASHIONABLE PRINTING Telephone Number 1252 1911 STYLE in Printing is just as Im- portant and just as pronounced as is style in dress. What the latest styles in clothes mean to the well- dressed woman, the latest type-faces and decorative material mean to the well print-shop. tf If you would be known as a user of the "real thing in up to -date which typifies the latest thought in artistic expression-- let us serve you. t: 11 teem off, -were both fatally EhoL The above may shows Laurent, the constables were shot by the burglars.. Constables returning iu a palrol'from the C. X. R. tunnel discovered bcdle 5 OL Guyon and Bourdon. Lethbridge Herald Job Dept. Makers of High-Class Business Stationery, ff) g W THE TARIFF AND THE FARMER. E take some very interesting figures from the report of the department o; Trade and Commerce issued from Ottawa undei date March 23. This report shows thai Canada imported1 worth of merchandise for the year ending February ns against for the twelve months ending February 1914, and for.the year 1912. Sot over against this wo find that Canadian exports for Ihe year ending Feb. 1011, amounted to as ngainsl and for the years ending February 1913 and 1012 respectively. II is noted (Hat'in jhc 1913 figures the balance 'of trade against Canada was approximately whereas for the year .ending Fcbni- liry 1914, Ihe balance .-'was ugainst us, an increase in the righ right direction amounting lo sonic a very creditable showing. Novelet us find where Ihnl in creas.e is to be II is not in the Irssc Kmount of imporls, for (here.'only o 'the djjTercn.ee can be located. The.oilier. 51.11, Board of Trade the other evening. They establish beyond a doubt, loo. thahCan- ada is an agricultural country before all else, and that, for many years to come, we must look lo Ihe farm for our wealth. In the face of those figures il can honestly be s'rid that the government's greatesl desire should be to give aid lo the farmers in every possible direction. The tariff .should be a farmers' larilY ne arranged to give him the widest possible scope lo make the really hig industry a profitable one. Is Ihe government at Ottawa .actuated by such a motive? We are forced to say they arc not. The tariff, so far as Ihe farmer is concern- d, can go hang. When il comes lo n question of commissions to investigate conditions in the manufacturing world; when il is a queslion of ron and sleel bounties, Ihe government opens jolh cars and lislens attentively- But on the question of free wheat and cheaper agricultural mplements the government hardly thinks an nvesligalion worth while. The farmers can struggle along very well with what they have, even though they do ci-eale two-thirds of the country's wealth.. And just in conclusion, would il not be in tercsling lo know jiist what the worth of farm products exported last year act lally netted the farmers of the country? A gov crnmcnl commission mighl well be appointed to establish the actual figures. Likewise it would be interesting to know just how much duly the farmers paid on their share of the worth of dutiable goods im- DUKE OF CONNAUOHT OFFICIALLY o'pENS NEW SCOUT CLUB M.CALMEVTE Killtor of Figaro, who was shot dead porled last year ngainst 11 tariff wall which has for ils excuse Iho protcclion of a manufacturing industry "that' could exp'orl worth of goods for sale, on the competitive markets nf the vorld. O.UH POINT OF VIEW Probably it was (he nalural gos itself thai the senses and good judgment of our cily fathers in days gone pasl. We will now prn- ceed lo rcsusicatc them. Mr. Dennis says we are ten years ahead of the hand in our western cilics. That won't help us afiy when it conies lo facing tiie music. In other words, we will have to pay the piper. If.it's true lhal we have been issuing 30-year debentures lo cover the cost of utilities lhal will last only 15 years, H's a serious position we arc in. So far people ha'vp only been given (he bnld statement. If il is a fact we Would like some proof. Then we might acl more intelligently iu hi lure. r ot Finance. Thofe who have met M. Calraette will recognize this as a striking likeness. An eichange IMS aptly stated that Mme. Caillaux's murderous act In one instant ruined her hushand'H political career, which .M. Calraette, with all liU eKorta as editor of Figaro, had failed 16 accftm nllsh. New Restaurant OPEN DAY AND NIGHT MEALS AT ALL HOURS Good Full Cotiffc Lunch or Dinner from 25c All kinds o! food spsi- ially. The p'fcce for a. Kood meal. Y'Vil find vc deliver tho goods ,1 Commercial Oyster ad HMSC 2 Daors South Lcthpriage Hetei Above picture shows the Scout din- ers' Ciub in Toronto, which is equljj- alter the style of a mllllary in- titule the militarism. Too Direr... picture Commissioner ammond, provincial secretary, at his esk. Commissioner Hammond, al- nough not expressing himself out- ardiy, seems hostile- to the resolu- loa of tho Canadian Defence League o take steps wherehy the Boy Eco'it and Cadet movements should ho >rought into moro inllir.ilc touch with tho militia. 'DONAR LAW AND DISORDER "We are to make rentable r.onceMioni In order (n arrive nl n Jlr. Honir you're Mr. "Bill we are rot (o clcterferl by thread from wir Mri "Vsli! You're provokteB civil Gazette.