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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR t T THE MA1T L iftcrtfl DAILY AND WlftKLY I and fHt tltHtniDOl HERALD MM LIMITED Ml IKM ttrMt President and Managing Director Business Manager TKLRPHONES Business Ottloe 126 1214 I It tubtcrlptlon per week per year by per year by per year by per year to of expiry of subscriptions ap fur daily on address Accept aace of papers expiratiin date If 1 our authority to continue the sub IK k PROGRESS I OF THE Artillery bombardments continue on the western but no Infantry I actions of any great scale have oc i Attention has been centred lea front for the past day ior where the Italians have re pulsed strong Austrian attacks In an to retake important mountain positions held by the NOT FAIR TO In the opinion of The the commissioners have acted in very bad to say the in their negotiations with Skelton after two years In the has returned to take over his old posi tion of chief of he was told when would ba kept open for him on his In confronting Skelton with street rumors as to his service for his country and calling on him to ex plain them they acted in a very different manner than he had a as a returned to And It was the manner in which the ru mors were employed that was so ob The commissioners seemed obsessed with a desire to Using the rumors for avoiding the fulfillment of their promise to the chief when he joined the Letbbridge Their tactics had the appearance of being calculated to get rid of the former Whether or nbt that was the it is nevertheless true that the city coun cil did not seriously consider placing Skelton hack in his old posi tion until he produced official pap ers which set at naught the rumors on which the mayor and commission ers seemed to set such The whole incident is and calculated to detract from Caief Skeltons effoctlveness when he assumes his old So far as The Herald can the mass of the with the exception of a certain are quite pleased Chief Skeltons and in saying this there is no desire to de tract from the quality of service ren dered by Chief during the past two years has served in a dual ike difficulties of which the ordinary citizen has no phief during his two has kept up the efficiency of his fire department while under difficult to do his best in another role for which he had no previous That he done 4t well as he has in a credit to do not he will be sorry to be relieved of the respon sibilities of the police and secured alt imnaense of Much good had DCOh In the United by the of Brit IsiTlabor and the entire sup port of labor organizations had been swung Into the Hearst and ITnslam had done more than any other men In the United States in tho flplit for the of the country by the common Hearst was not per sonally but there was no doubt anywhere with reference to the popularity of who was held in esteem by leaders In and by in the re motest parts of the Ho was the only United States citizen whose fame would not be heightened by his election to the What Haslam snys might be possible of but it would take us a long time to pardon A SYSTEM THAT MUST VANISH Discussing Calgarys tax The Calgary Herald points out a striking analogy between conditions here and in that city when it says There Is nothing in the city charter I which requires that people who pay their taxes promptly should come to j the rescue of men who in boom times j overloaded themselves with property j for speculative This is so applicable to Lethbridge j that it might easily be imagined the Calgary editorial writer had this city in The absolute need of clean ing up tax arrears is so great that public opinion must be brought to bear on the city council so that they will not stop at the tax sale now be mg but will go on and clean up the1 arrears not and eventually bring the city to a cash basis with as little delay as pos The Calgary Heralds article Is so applicable to Lethbridge that we quote it in full below Adding to the estimates of 1918 to meet in part the deficit of caused by nonpayment of is the only solution yet offered of a financial difficulty in which the al dermen now find It is a safety first required by east ern money lenders they are to make a for the financing of the city over a term of What this means is that ratepayers who paid their taxes last year will have something added to their 1918 tax bill to help meet a 1917 deficit caused because some other ratepay ers did not pay their Of YOUR NEWSPAPER There is ohe stronghold in every community that the mail order house has not been to This is the In face of all kinds of bribery the Home Newspaper has stood its ground and steadily refused the advertis ing patronage of the mail order Right now millions are being spent by the catalog kings in a continuous attempt to secure as an ally the Home Town But the paper is standing solidly by its Home Community It refuses to sell out to the It turns down all kinds of Let us all refuse to be bribed by a seeming VP XOfCLM ILILL in full force or at least exact such a heavy toll of in falling back that the actualadvantage al ways will be with the allied armies is a very gratifying one to military cx j perts Some of thorn are not in full accord with reported new plans naklng practicallyno use of the Am rican army rttntil It reaches its full Is a the addition will come on the tax of the delinquents as but only in their rateanje The some of themselves with the thought that one of these days by this method of financing it will be possible to get on a cash basis and then taxes will be so that the man who pays and is penalized to meet deficits caused by the man who does not AND Have we been Judging Bryan and Hearst wrongly We are not pre pared to admit it yet but we will be generous enough to publish the fol lowing observation on these two men made by a leading Saskatchewan after an ex tended survey of the situation in the Vnited States Haslam suggested a view prominent United States does npt agree with that will ultimately That is a The whole situation is decidedly unpleasant and while the scheme now proposed is an undoubted hardship on it is the only reasonable solution of the difficulty yet Viewing the city as a company in the even of failure by some of the partners or shareholders to meet their obligations the others would not let the business go To protect their own interests they would dig down and put up Ihe amount required to keep things go That is what is happening with the city In this there should be a distinct understanding as to the They have been carried already too long by those who pay There is nothing in the city charter requiring that peo ple who pay their taxes promptly should coma to the rescue of men who in boom times overloaded them selves with property for speculative purposes and who are by the easy method of letting their tax pay ments endeavoring to hang on and wpather the storm without being forced to lose Some of the of aldermen arc still inclined to play Commonly in the ijwo men concerned being Bryan and The reason why the former benefactor to these people with the money of citizens who pay their taxes It is time that aort of thing was it is a dishonest method of financing tho felt Wilson Haslam clty and bound to to BerlouB notthat he was opposed I trouble aooner or latep t0 tte but because he was by i we can get idong no othfir way propagandist and not a sec than that sugBe8ted by f at Haslam et U3 navo that way eBp8claUy lf there come with it regular tax saleo of all property in arrears for longer What wag coming and states would to Ha perceived that it enfloafSftry to untie the people of the country and he contributed p this result than any other HearPt had made a similar He bad been accused of being because he in gjgted on printing the but he pd loyal to the and had shown his JO the wisest His papers W immense influence with the Ofed being read than a Itateel At leaat we would thenbe dealing with mir fi nances wiiU an approach to and sooner or later such dealing will put of our difficulty ami on ground AMERICAN May casual ty list 72 di vided as follews Killed in 14 died of 7 died of 8 wounded 2L aud missing iu May decision not to the American army in France until it has been built up to proportions of a complete and mighty first disclosed to the puWic in last nights despatches from based on advices from the war com mittee of the British follows Ions period of consideration be tween the two of military strategists which have been contend ing ever since the German drive be gan as to the most effective ma laer to use the American From the best information that can be gathered one school of strat egy has contended for using the Am erican forces In the battle line ss fast as they arrive and for conducting a continuous counter offensive with the hope of ending the war in The it is has fav ored the use of the force very holding it back until fully organized with all the necessary com plements of heavy aircraft and other appurtenances and then striking a mighty in conjunction with British and French which would smash the German lines and bring a There were no official expressions available on the subject Tim knowledge that such a plan was being considered has been very closely held by the few who havo known It is certain that it has been tho subject of exchanges between tho British and French govemtnontH and undoubtedly has been discussed at Those who arc most fam iliar with tho subject are of the cpin iflu that thedecision ably agrees more with the views of theBritish Etrateglsts than it oes with the athough the Vjewt of Generalissimo Fooh have not bhn fully disclosed here by tho officials who are cognizant of There is just an indication that thc differences of opinion between HIP schools of strategists might have had a reflection In the recent British crisis in which General differint with Premier Lloyd made public announcement wjlich Jed to his There noth ing more than a chain of circumstun res to support this view and for mill tary reasons it not pursued for a full Tho ono thing thatseems certain is that tho businessxf r ing American troops to Euvopa wll be and that thore will bo r doubling of effort to equip them witl all tHo necessary artillery find olhe i engines of war quickly to bring th full strength of a great army to the buttle 8oniH officials in touch with the oi tlio draft huve recently predicted tiU ivmy available inai in IUSH on woulcfbe called to colors during tin Houglilj more than two million li addition to one milion wh at Uic rato of progress eilhe be in in camp till country or iimltr orders toluoyo i on May the first ar niversary of the pusrfage of the draf Tin confidence of the British milit tary authorities that thuy can hold tiioir Hue until American aid arrivus ng the British Read in a tatement here declared that lie announcement coming by way of ttawa that the American army vould not be fully utilized on the iestern front untilfteveTopecT to its May strike of civic employees was practically set tled Saturday but the electric ians and the men of the waterworks department all declined to go back to work this morning as arranged be MooseJVm has Its first woman ele vator Rrglna tonlracfors agreed to pay carpenters 65 centVan hour dur ingtho present building Tho sum of was paid for team of horses at Peace River re i Among Edmontons latest a plow Its output Is meeting with a good It Is Eighty carlnads of Ulnothy seed from last years crop have been ship ped from Alberta during the past few Last years output in Saskatchewan of pounds of creamery but ler and pounds of dairy butter should bo passed this former government agent at is He was born near Ottawa 72 years In he was grand master of tho Masonic lodge at British Plnkerton Ivns been appointed managerfor the Yorkton Grain Growers Cooperative association in place of who re Major GeneralLeckle today an nouncedthat LieutColonel of hns been ap pointed to the position of Military Act district During the month ofApril the at tendance figures for the Reglna pub lic schools reached the highest point in their history and came within 166 of the Major formerly superintendent of the Royal North west Mounted Police and ono of the veterans of that Is how inspec tor of tho provincial police at Peace River Before Magistrate Port Louis of jtlie town ship of was charged with killing beaver in close He was fined and costs or the alter native of one The first person to be detained in Alberta under the new Venereal Dis eases act was a woman who was fined and costs in the womans police court at Edmonton for being an inmate of a disorderly The farmers liavo organized a com pany and have taken over the Olds cheese and butter factory formerly operated by The new company will be known as the Olds Cooperative Company Sykes is directly carrying on farm operations on llfiO has almost additional acres in addi Toblfts a stipwan nuated Methodist alert at The liiland revenut department at Port Arthur Will collect U the nine cent rnfe Hj BO members of the up tot Ity canning In the absence of their two girls at ctar havs sucMecletl In sowing130 acrts of Iftnfl thli A Heelua wholesale houge Ms adtl ed a Chinaman to Its stuff ot com mercial Hb will call on Chinese and solicit tholr Flallermen at The Pas are making big for the coming sum mers They anticipate larga Prince Albert IIIR for 65 cents an They hava not had an advance of wages ib seven they A new and Important strike been reported on the CODper Farm group of four miles below owned by the Princeton Mining and Development Playfalr has presented tha fine residence oi Manly ex to the town of Midland for a It will be known aa An drews It is estimated that 94 cars of each netting pounds per were shipped from Big north of Prince the past win Three hundred dollars in donations for the Saskatchewan Hebrew school were received at a banquet given by and Lands jtt aid of that The 4yearold daughter of and of The was ser iously mangled by a dog which was tied to a tree and seized the little tot as she was passing cause breakers had not been boi for him by other The management of the Y was a ull was directly opposite j departments stated that the men who j ltmin lormenj a o the information he had received takenon In an effort to break Sy rom the British war cabinet and that the strike could not be dismissed until was in the dark as to its the city council ordered their dismis The ambassadors statement added sal and some oi the aldermen con o the offifsider that the cuy cannot well dis ers found themselves today on road1 charge these men The strikers ng the announcement decline to work alongside the striko The confidential information and the point will have to bo ng here recently indicated that such decided at the meeting of the city a plan as outlined from Ottawa wan under Baker Denies it May Sta es Secretary of War Baker today added his formal denial to that of ord Reading regarding statements as to the disposition of American roops in He the facts vere directly opposed to the state ments and that American troops were being used actively in battle and in such ways as meet with the approval of Generals Foch council LAUIR CELEBRATES In accordance with the desire of Sir Wilfrid and IJady Laiirier 4here will be no formal presentation of gold plato to them this afternoon mark the fiftieth anniversary of tlielr wed The plate which is a tangible evidence of the esteem in which the opposition leader is held by his fol lowers in the senate and in the house A heavy penalty was inflicted on the owner of a lumber camp in the Hudson Bay Junction territory a few days ago when he was fined and costs for1 having moose in his possession the closo Trustee Hunter gave notice of mo tion at a meeting of the Board of Toronto calling upon all officials and trustees to refrain from smoking in public as an example to tho pupils of the A Renter dispatch to London from Tokio says that Russian authori ties at Irkutsk have arrested the Japanese viceconsul and also the president of the Japanese association on the charge of being military The provincial police have seized 225 skins fur hearing animals in the Cupar The party from of commons has been Wilfrids From Our Own Correspondent May of our young farmers hnve been called for medical examination in the past few days by the military Sev oral have enlisted voluntarily in dif ferent The Consolidated School is coming along nicely and the board has closed j a deal for a school site with the Towrlnk people for a block ot very j desirable property at a very reasoni able Hauach was a business j caller in our city last Hausch reports conditions in Dakota very favorable for a bumper crop thia j of was here a few days ago looking ovor hla farm interest K in this with an object in view of Increasing his Frank our enterpris ing Chinese merchants May 7th entertained in honor of her in fant daughters Many pres ents were received and the hostess was voted a Jolly receiver with many of her and Chlneue pecularl ties of htir native Parker entertained In honor of of Medicine on 40 Invitations were Issued and a very pleasant after noon was The drive in our district last wveck was a complete was allotted to district and some was raised without any It Is currently rqjiortpd that a fistic was tiaroly avoided tho south side of tin track by tho timely arrlvul of qpp guar dian the Xcj eyes uor a great amount of hair Less fighting ut more effort in and the world will be more sent to Sir whom skins wore seized was j fined costs before V on Sir Wilfrid was married on May the charge of selling furs without a to Zoe Lafontalne at A large quantity of skins were also seized from a party in the La Fleche The skins Seized at Cupar included 218 2 1 1 3 The opposition leader was in place in the house of commons apparently in good health and Skinners driving six horses nov get a day around Thin surely puts a skinner in the skilled labor and they draw better sal aries now thaiybank managers did a very few yeani All conductors em ployed by the Nfew York State Rochester quit Not a car and thousands of people were forced to walk to A man near Kasld has discovered the remains of a nian in a barrel on his Both body and clothlrig wore reduced to such a state that the only means of identification was a tag on the fruit manager of the McDonaldCrawford Moose died in that of He was 35 years of age and one of tho most prominent younger business men of Moose The federal sugar it was announced at Honolulu has ar ranged for the shipment of tons of Hawaiian sugar to Britisli Columbia refineries ai Vancouver to meet the shortage ot raw Miss Grade Hamilton of the Strat ford Herald and a graduate of Queens has accepted a position with the Milton Hersey com pany of Montreal inaptQtlng chem x Because of the negligence of hifl hired Rupert a farmer living 22 miles north of is today about poftrar than he was last The hired man started a small tire on the Wal ker farm and the flames 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