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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR Cb2 DAILY AND WCCKLY � PreprUters and PublUharu JTHl LKTHBRIOGE HERALD PRINT. INQ COMPANY, LIMITED 83 6th Street South, Lethbridge W. A. Buchanan Prealdent and ManaBing Director f^olia Tortanoe - - Business Manager TELF.PHONES Puslneas Oftloo .............. 12BJ WKorSal Ottice .............. 1234 8ubccrlptlon Ratsa: , Dally, Celivered. per week......10 Dally, delivered, per year .....J5.00 Dally, by mail, per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mall, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S.. J2.0fl Date* of expiry of subscriptions appear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers i-fle. eipiratitn date if our authority to continue tb.e subscription. and ho had secured co-operation from an iramenso number of people. Much good had boon dono. in the United States by" the visits of Brlt-Isli^labor leaders, and tho entire support of labor organizations had been swung Into the movement. Iliiarst and Bryan, Mr. Ila.^'hini added, had done more than auy other men In the Uultod States In the tiRlit for the control of Uio country by the common people. Hearst was not personally popular, but there was no doubt anywhere witli rctorcnco to the popularity of Bryan, who was held in-equal esteem by leaders in Washington and by voters in the remotest parts of the country. Up was ! the only United States citizen whose ; fame would not ho heigh toned by his j election to the presidency. What Mr. Haslam says miKht he possible of Bryan, but it would t.iko us a long time to pardon Hearst. ao YOU t-\Em^ to 7ELL ME. THAT You K>E-\fUSF. To PfTItvrr TUESDAY. MAY 14. 1018 {. THIS PAPER ^ -*I?EI'IJSE* "ID , ACCEPT TKO [e> POLLAK?� WOBTH HAlk oeORB; iflOTlOp i THE PROGRESS iOF THE WAR. Arilllery bombardntents continue . on the western front, hut no Infantry j i actions of any great scale have oc-. curred. lAttention has been centred Ion the Italian front for the past day  or two, where the Italians have repulsed 'strong Austrian attacks in an .effort to retake Important mountain positions held by the Italians. NOT FAIR TO CAPT. SKELTON. In the opinion ot The Herald, the city commissioners have acted In yery bad grace, to say the least, in tbeir negotiations with C^pt. Skelton who, after two years In the army, has returned to take over his old position of chief of police, ^rtllch. he was told when enlisting, would bo kept open for him on his return. In cOnti-outing Capt. Skelton with street rumors as to his service for his country and calling on him to explain them away, they acted In a very different manner than he bad a right, as a ret-umed soldier, to expect. And It was the manner in which the rumors were employed that was so objectionable. 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 Lethbridge Highlanders. Their tactics had the appearance of being calculated to get rid of the former chief. Whether or n'ot that was the object. It is nevertheless true that the city council did not seriously consider placing Capt. Skelton hack in his old position until he produced official papers which set at naught the rumors on which the mayor and commissioners seemed to set such store. The whole incident Is regrettable, and % calculated to detract from Ciiiet Skelton's ettoctiveaess when he assumes his old position. So far as The Herald can learn, the mass ot the ratepayers, with the exception of a certain element, are quite pleased with Chiet Skelton's return, and In saying this there is no desire to detract from the quality of service rendered by Chief Hardy, who* during the past two years has served In a dual role, the; difficulties of which the ordinary citizen has no conception, ^hlef Hardy, during his two years, has kept up the efficiency ot his fire 4epartment while endeavoring, under difficult circumstances, to do his best In another role tor which he had no previous training. That he has done well as he has Is a oredit to him. We do not believe, however, he will bo sorry to be relieved ot the respon-ibiiltlea of the police department. BRYAN AND HEARST. Have we been judging Bryan and Hearst wrongly? We are not prepared to admit it yet but we will be generous enough to publish the following observation- on' these two men made by J. S. Haslam, a leading Saskatchewan publl,clst, after an extended surrey-of-the situation In the �ymted states: ' [ Mr. Haslam suggested a view of tiro prominent- United States leaders, "Which does npt agree wltli that 9ommoDly accepted - in Canada, tho ^wo me.n concerned being Bryan and Hearst. The reason why the former ^feft the Wilson cabinet, Mr. Haslam aid, .was not that he was opposed tUe war,-but because he was by mature a propagandist and not a'soc-retaqr- of state. Bryan, Mr. Haslam says, -saw "What was coming and ^ew-ttoat-ithe .United States would huve tight. Hi^. perceived that It ' wouJi'be-JneoeBSftiy .^tO' unite, the qonuuon people of the' country Bgainst Germany, and he contributed (lipro to this r*9su}t than any other ol\iien. Hearst had made a similar coDtrl'butlon.' -He' had been'^acctised of being pro-German, because he Instated on printing, the truth, but he li|ld1l)eeni absolutely loy^il. to the �cJilted ;States, - and had shown his loyalty in the wisest way. Ills papers l>�d',au. Immense ^influence with the rMk abd tile, being read everywhere, A SYSTEM THAT MUST VANISH Discussing Calgary's tax problems, The Calgary Herald points out ii striking analogy betweTnent ot taxes, is the only solution yet offered of a financial dltflculty in which the aldermen now find themselves. It is a safety first method, required by eastern money lenders if they are to make a deal for the financing ot the city over a term ot years. �What this means is that ratepayers who paid their taxes last year will have something added to their fDlS tax bill to help meet a 1917 deficit caused because some other ratepayers did not pay their taxes. Of course, the addition will come on the tax of the delinquents as well, but only in their rateable proportion. The aldei-men-or some of them-console themselves with the thought that one ot these days by this method of financing it will be possible to get on a cash basis and then taxes will be reduced, so that the man who pays and is penalized to meet deficits caused by the man who does, not pay, will ultimately benefit. That is a delusion. The whole situation is decidedly unpleasant and while the scheme now proposed is an undoubted hardship on the pian^-who pays, it is the only reasonable solution ot the difficulty yet offered. 'c'iewing the city as a company or. partnership business, in the even ot failure by some ot the partners or shareholders to meet their obligations the others would not let the business go smash. To protect their own interests they would dig down and put up the amount required to keep things going. That is what is happening with the city now. In this connection, however, there should be a distinct understanding as to tho delinquents. The/ have been carried already too long by those who pay promptly. There is nothing in the city charter requiring that people who pay -their taxes promptly should come to the rescue ot men who In boom times overloaded themselves with property for speculative purposes and who are now, by the easy method ot letting their tax payments slide, endeavoring to hang on and weather the storm without being forced to lose anything. Some of the aldermen are ."itill Inclined to play benetaxitor to these people with the money ot citizens who pay their taxes promptly. It is lime that sort of thing was stopped. Frankly, it is a dishonest method of financing tho city and Is bound In load to serious trouble sooner or later. It wo can get along In no other way than that suggested by the easterners, let us have that way, especially If there come with It regular tax salon ot all properly in arrears for longer than a slated terra. At loaal we would thiin' be dealing v,-lth our fl nances with an approach to hono3i,y, and sooner or later such (leaUng will .bijlng ;U8 out of our dltficully anil on \sQlld ground, figain. AMERICAN CASUALTIES. -*PICKED UP IN-* -YOUR NEWSPAPER Tlieie is Che stvonghbld in every community that the mail order house has not been able to reach. This is the newspaper. In face of all kinds of bribery the Home Newspaper has stood its ground and steadily refused the advertising patronage of the mail order houses. Right now millions are being spent by the "catalog kings" in a continuous attempt to secure as an ally the Home Town Newspaper. But the paper is standing solidly by its Home Community..^ It refuses to "sell out" to the enemy. It turns down all kinds of inducements. Let us all refuse, to be bribed by a seeming bargain. Waslilniilbn, May 14.--The' casualty list .todify-'contaluod 72 nuhies, divided as follows: Killed la potion, 14; died of wounds, 7; died of disease, 3; wounded slightly, 21, aud miiialae iu action, 'J7, MTTiy.s. FOFIMILO Washingon. !\Iay 1.'5.--The decision not to use the .-Vmericaii army in France until it has been built up to proportions of a complete and mighty force, first "disclosed to tho pui>iic in lar.t night's despatches from 0tta\.a. batiCd on advices from the war roni-mlttte of the British cabinet, follows a Ions period of consideration between the two schools, of military strategists which have been conteud-iUS ever since the German drive began as to the most effective ma tier to use the American forces. From the best Information that c.in be gathered hero, one school of strategy has contended for using the American forces In the battle lino r^s fast n.T they arrive and for conducting a continuous counter otfonsivn with tho hope of ending the war in 1918.. The other, it is understood, has favored the use of the American force very little, holdihg it b'ack until fully organized with all tho necessary complements of heavy artillery, aircraft and other appurtenances and then striking a mighty blow in conjunction with British and French which would smash the Gorman lines and bring a decision. There were no official expressions available on tho subject today. The knowledge that such a plan was being considered has been very closely bold by the few who have known It. It Is, certain that it has been tho subject of exchanges between ilio American, British and French governmonts and undoubtedly has been discussed at Versailles. Those who arc most familiar with tho subject are of the cpin-i(5n that the -docislon arrived at probably agrees more with the.views of tho'British Etrates^iafs than It "does wltli the French, iilthoush. tho Views of Generalissimo Fotth have riot J)'nen fully disclosed hero by the officials who are cognizant of them, There is juat an indication that tlio differences of opinion between tlio schools ot strategists might have had a reflection in the recent British crisis, in which General Maurice, differing with Premier Lloyd George, made a public announcement v^hich led to his retirement, Thero is, hov/ovor, notliing more than a chain of circuinslan-coa to support this view and for military reasons it may not a pursued tor a full dlKcus:j!on. The ono thing that-seetns certain, hov/ovor, is that the buajnoss/ot rushing American troops to Europe will bo pres.'ied and that thori! will bo re. doubling of effort to equip them with all Uio Rocoasary artillery and other cnginoB of war quickly to bring tho full Htron; and costs in tho woman's pollco court at L'dmonton for being an inmate of a disorderly hou.ie. The farmers liavo organized a company aud have taken over the Olds cheese and butter factory formerly operated by W, A. Brodie.' The new company will be known as the Olds Co-operative Company Limited. Rev. Sykes is dlroct!y carrying on farm operations on !HiO acres.and lias almost 1,.S00 addilioual acres in juldi-tlj5n being handled for liipi by other pijrtios. 'Mr. Sykos was foruuirly a clergyman. A lieavy penalty was inflicted on the owner of a lumber camp in tho Hudson Bay Junction territory i fow days ago when be waa fined llTiO and costs for having moose meat in hia possession during lite close season. Trustee Hunter gave notice of motion at a meoting of tho Board of ICducation. Toronto calling upon all officials aud truateea to retrnin from smoking in public as an example to tho pupils of tho scliools. A Router dispatch to London from Toldo says that the, Russian authori-lloa at Irkutsk have arrested t'lo .lapanosB vice-consul aud also the prcsldont of the .iapanoao association on tho charge ot being military spies. The -provincial police luivo seized -25 skins ot tur bearing anim-ala in the Cupar district, 'I'bo party from whom tho skins wore seized was fined $10'and costs before .1.P. on tho charge ot selling fura without a license, A large quantity ot skins wore alao seized from a jiarty in tho La Flcclie district. The skins flel'/.ed ut Cupar included 21S muskrata. 2 slfunk, letter, 1 beaver, 3 weasels. . - - - . ^ - Ilev. Tohioa Meyers, a sunernu-nuatod IMothodlat mlulsler. dlod at llellevllle, The Inland revenue dopixrXment at Port Artbur will collect �2-l7,Sl4.Cl It tho nliie cent rate analalued. liO niombors of the Saskatoon I, O. II. K. have signed up toi' a commuii-Ity canuihg kitchen. In tho absence of their men folk, two girls at Czar havo succeeded In sowing 130 acres of land this spring. A Koghui wholesale hobse hfls added a Chinaman to its staff ot com-morciai travellers. Mo will ciiU oil Chinese .only and aoltclt Uiolr trade. FUhermoh at The Pas are makiuB big prcparatiou$ for the coming sum-mor'a work. They autlclpjute a largu catch. Prince . Albert .carpenters are n.ik-ing for fir> cents an U6ur. They hav� not hud un advance ot wages lb sovou years, they claim. A new and Important strike barf been reported on the Copper Farm group ot claims, four miles below Princeton, owned by the Princeton Mining and Development company. Jaa. Playtair has presented tho fino rosidence ot Manly Chew, ox-M.P., to tho town of Midland tor i� hospital. It will be known as St. Andrew's Hospital. It Is esilmaled that 94 cars of fiah, nach netting-25,000 pounds per oar, wore shipped from Dig River, north ot Prince Albert, during the past win-tor. Three hundred dollars in donations for the Saskatchewan Hebrew school wore received at a banquet given by Mr, and Mrs. W. Landa In aid of that institution. The 4-year-old daughter of .Mr. and .Mrs. Klakovitch, of The Pas, was seriously mangled by a dog which was tied to a tree and seized the little tot as she was passing'.' - ^ "Skinners" driving six horses noW; get $5 a day around Princeton. This surely puts a "skinner" In the akillcd labor class, and they draw better salaries now thai^hunk tnanagers did a very fow years ago. All motormen and condpctors employed by the N^w York State Railways, Rochester line, quit work. Not a car wheel,turned and thousands of people were forced to walk to work, .\ man near Kasld has discovered the remains of a man In a barrel on bis property. Both body and clothing wore reduced to such a "state that the only means of identification was a tag on the overcoat. R, V, Vanderburgh, fruit manager of the McDonald-Craiwford Co,, Mooso .law, died in that city, of peritonitis. He was 35 years of age and one of the most prominent younger business men ot .Moose Jaw. Tho federal sugar administration, it waa announced at Honolulu has arranged for the shipment ot 25,000 tons ot Hawaiian iligar to Britisb Columbia retlnerlei at Vancouver to me^t the shortage ol raw sugar. Miss Oracle Hamilton ot the Stratford Herald staff, and a graduate of Queen's tinlvorsity, has accepted a position with the Milton Herscy company of .Montreal ai Inspaotlng chom-ist. ^ - Because of the negligence ot hiu hired man, Rupert \ynlker, a farmer living 22 miles north of Zealandla, Sask., is today about $900 pn*)l'ar than he was last week. Tho hired man started a small fire on' the Walker farm and the tlamea got out of control and swept over a large area, completely destroying a granary containing 3,")0"buahel? of Marquis wheat and a large quantity of lumber on tlia farm ot ono Mrs. Tyson. AValker waa fined $25 and .coats by Maglslrato Swetinan and, In addition,. paid $700 damages to Mrs. Tyson., ___ -  - ' ' " ' �: .. � /_ whtte^slioes FLEET ippbt shoes are easy and restful because of their springy soles and heels. They look so fresh and cool, with white hosejnd duck or flannel suits. The cost 13 much less than any other footwear -when comfort', style and satisfactory sunnme.r wear are concerned. " FLEET FOOT " SHOES come in all rtyles an,d ajzes-^for men, women and childr��rr-|of every diay we^r as well as for sports. None genuine unless stamped ,"fleet foot" on the lolf. Tho bi�t shoo dealers sell'-'Fleet Foot." Canadian coNsoLiDA'TEb rUbber CO. timitea inUD OFFfCK, MONTREAL 28 .Service Branches throughout Canada 42 ;