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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL' THE LOCAL NBWS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THE HERALD'S PAGE OF LIVE LOCAL NEWS TIIiRSDAY, MAY 27, UI20 AL3ERTA, PAGE SEVEN SJIIS A! SHOESATJ12, Lui-iil Retailers Asking That Minimums lie Raised to These Figures The Rhyming Optimist (By Aline Hlchaells.) Now King Cotton lUUEt givo uji bis tlyoue, for His day of bis prc-s-; ligo lias I'owu. Only Ellk IB Jn order.: Folks grab It wHh ardor though II! coats 'em their very last bone. It! Is Mil tlat the ladies will wear, ami 1 oil hear 'em say: "1 declare-, tlint lioor Mrs. Flivvers just gives ice the shivers; sho wears colton stockiugs. to No mala 1ms the ghost ot H cliuuee tu bo asked to a tea or' a dauco H folks know eho has got on Wholesalers and manufacturers of Uetall merchants of LethbriJce have stockings of cotton, and they fullou In Hue anil slioe'flook at Ibonxwr girl askance. And rlotblDg, furs and shoes in eireH-rn tedious of liniiiches'of the sualnthfcland Canada must be., biting their nails tlie-so days ID the faca of the stream sociaUoii In asttas for rcliet under the i o( tho heathen Chtaee, the silk- r.ew luxury tas. At a inootlu; ot mit-h' worms are spinning, for this is tbeir Furs, Fine Shoes and Expensive Clothing Local Views MAY OBTAIN NOTICE CARDS Retail merchants in Leth- tridge aud country points cau now obtain cards from tne lo- cal branch of the It. M. A., bearing a nottcc that the luxury tax !s now In force aud must bo jiaid in cash at the time of tho purchase. The cards are now in the possession 01 Mr. J: Rose, at tho board of trade of- fice, and will bo disposed of at cost price. of wires aud letters pouring in on them eral concensus of opinion is high- er priced goods will be itassed up, and if there was need to curb extravagance j Ih'i luxury taxes will do it nicely. I One question affecting local bakeries, has to do with the rulliiR that pies aro' confc-itioiiery and therefore subject to tea per cent. tax. So a raise In Iho'pricc of the festive pie Is la sight. Follow Lethbridge's Lead CAUSABY, May that A. letter from Provincial Secretary Keltas this morning pointed out thi'.t la practically every centre where the retail merchants are Organized such resolutions have- hi-en passed and for- warded to Ottav.-a. It is. quite likely that E. M. Troweru, Dominion score- taiy ol the II. M. A., will be loailcd with tbcso resolutions aud'will ho eni- powered to interview the government concerning the contents oE the lions. iitiig-ont silk by the mile. and using the axe ruthlessly on them all claim It is hard that from in an "effort to cut out as lauch as pos- clicupcr .frocks they are debarred.! Sjui0 0( tuo which csrry heavy They remark cotton's awful, the [usury taxes under the- new budgeL prices unlawful, BO they gel silk at tcir'buckis per yard. They say living' lias soared like tho deuce acd they wonder just how to reduce all these costs they tonn but say to 'eiii and they answer: "Oh, "Is tho So here's where the silk worm gets gay -as he spins out his thread night and day, and tlie Chinks are all grinning while worms keep on spinning, for they're laying Inrgo fortunes away. Thus the fall of Kins Cottou I sing and the silk- I worm is now in the ring. Who would care to be tlirifty when he could bo JuKly and silk Is quite proper this Snring-T jwEcut luzary tax be H too cumbersome and experis've 1-1 collect, and it is reommendoil tha': a fcriduated tax ou gross turnover applied Instead to every known busl and profession." The foregoing Is a resolution passed j thli mcrnlng by the retail bureau of tlio Calgary bop'rd of trade as a result A. I'. 1'. Claim They Have No Discretion in Matter Where Complaints Are Made Considerable protest Is being voicel by farmors in certain dlstrlc's in bo- ins Interfered with 'uy the provincial police hi asking I hem to desist from been made by the Lord's Day Alliance and There was a protest loosed, the Herald has neen informed, against the working on Sunday on an Irrigation ditch in the Travera trlct. The men so working were farm- ers In their feverish anxiety to gef the ditch completed so as to get the benefit of the spring floods and so to ensure that they wll! get the water on m ID BRAZIL was delighted with tho hospital, Hill I rtTllI detigntea mm tno noapiiiii, Iwll I iftV uilW'B. Cdulimiem. and If I -MM! ilf F W H'lnlsi large enough to start with. IIIUL. V 11 1 I UIL.I1 Mrs and MrSi j. w. McDon- Canvass Is Started on District Hospital District Meeting aid left for Calgary ib'attend tho Do- minion convention of the Daughters of the Empire in session this week. Two local firms have cancelled all their high class shoes. Others are j on the matter of cancelling their high class ladles' suit) tie UY. It was decided to orders. Purs particularly are being sehd at once containing the hard hit. They carry a 20 i---------' tax to he paid by the custom time of the purchase. The manufac- turers bought their skins during tho winter when tho price was at tho peak, and the result was that orders per cent. to the minister of finance, ler at the anlj jwo Calgary members o[ the federal house. Lumber Is Taxed May matters Too Much at Stake in This Year's Crop to Follcny Mennonites working on the land on Sundays. TheUijc iaaa this season. This Is a dls- farmers claim that they are obliged i which has been heavily hit by to work oa Sundays on account of the- the drouth during the past tfro sea- Our Owr. May annual dis- trict meeting of the Maclcod district of tho Methodist church was held in tiie Jltrtlibdist church on Tuesday, Jluy Suih, 1920. Tilt- session war opened at 10 a.m. by the chairman, Ilev. A. Lewis. After' devotional sen-ices, the roll call lyas answered by all but ono who was1 from coming by-tlie rainstorm. The following wcro present: Rev. T. A: Poweil, Buneriu- tendent of missious; Uey. F.-, Claresliolm; IV. T. Young, Biairmore; Rev. H. Teters, Fi-auk and Bellevuo; Rev. W. II. South Macleod, and lay delegates.. The work of tfio dis- trict vras reported to he iu very good condition, considering Ihu winter Kovftral jnohths, and 'no c-roj) having iieen growu iu MIS'. Tho work iu tho TaBswas ju Kood.sbaps, and tho work- ers liiid receivod good support from the peonlo, who-bavo-asked to have ihcrit men for another year. .Several reports from parts of tbo south MkiiiK far services to lie heltl icaro received, and recommendations wcro mude-to tho conicrencc-i'or more men for !he Macleod district. A reso- lution was passed, endorsing tho refer- .endum, and all agreeil 1o give tlielr very beat to make it a: greater sue- ceaa than tho prohibition vote of. 1315 Laymen were elected to attend the. conference which bpcus In Kdmonton Hay 3Ist, and to which several of those elnc.t.eil will attend. .The hospital hoard which had couio nto deep waters, financially, and hnd nlroost given up holies of keeping thi.- a week ago appointed a committee to solicit subscriptions, re- I.-orted Tuesday'.iught that they enourii to keep it going four months. This delighted'the hoard who passed o. which was endorsed hy the public meeting, that the hospital would remain open. Mr. C. JlacWe. who organizes the hospital districts for the provincial government, aMressud.a p-.iblio meet- ing in the-'town hall Tuesday night, telling forth some of the udvaiitases of a municipal district hospital, am will'remain' hi tho-district1 for some tbno making plans and getting ac (juainteci wim the people so that when bo 'is ready to. bring ou tUo vole lie ,11 hart everyone ready to help, lie ISlSHLYONt "Masquerader" Holds' Place Among Best Ever Presented in Lcthbridge tor goods were correspondingly high. "Take the caso of a good ladies' Hudson seal said om "nci! Jry goods merchant this morning. I have a lot of these on order, and the price next fall would be 1700 or ?SOO retail. Put a tax of 20 per cent, ou them and the price would around J1000. No] one would buy them. I am just wait- ing until I see whelher the budget taxes are confirmed, and it they are I will cancel practically the whole of my orjer. Why, five years ago one could buy one of the best Hudson seal coats on the market for J300 retail. That coat today would sell at retail. The luxury tax wonld he more or-almost as much as coat would cost five years ago." A North' Letnoridgc shoe merchant Mountain Lumber Manufacturers' As- sociation at a-iiieetlng which opened In Calgary on Thursday. Principal amongst them will be that of the new taxation, which is one per cent on also claim considerable attention. In spite of statements made as lo tha moving out of Southern Alberta of those who are improperly called Mennoujtos, but who are in fact what nothing definite in the matter. There Is not a doubt that the Hutlerites would he only too willing to follow tho Mennonites, with whom they have I a. certain amount of kinship, to Brazil, i in the fact that there they will be to have their own schools with the teaching of their mother V. R. Poolc, the; secretary of the e ctc u (he sociation, says that the new tax has- been lumher would amount to between 30 infoniiaticn from certain ot the and CO cents per 1000 feet, according to quality. EXPORT HOUSES WILL MAKE A TEST CASE CALGARY, May 27.--There Is no in- lentl sect. But the fact remains that how- ever willing tho.Hulteritea may be to fold up thoir tents and proceed to Bra- ail they srfc not in a position to do so just now. What tho ultimate Intention of the Hutterites 'will ho depends on the re itlon on the part of Calgary of the crops ttis season. On ...iuor men to adopt the attitude a, reliable authority the Herald has heea suggested of ignoring tlie "'At- others the nr.i.r Huttenles have liabilities on the land ment's closing order, which becomes I whose customers are mostly, miners, effctl on May 29. But the author- states that he has not sold-----'- shoes.since the'luxur effect.- onlfaboul rbr uu may out mi; ot sold a pair of I ,t of tho provincial government Inj charged, ry tax-went in o lng the wlll uo met they shoes.cost ils legality tested In ml oost oi tncni last 1 ,4 _ _ i stinrctiio conn, inc Droceuiirc vtii purchased which have still to be dis Until these liabilities are in a measure tied to th iless they 'can dispose ot the same. late season so as to make up for the lost lime which the weather occasion- ed. The action of the police, the Her- ald has been informed, is the result of complaints mado by tho Lord's Day Alliance ot the province. This asso- ciation, through its secretary, has brought the matter to tho notice o[ the police, and iu addition there have been complaints in. the way of protest from certain individuals. To guide them in tho mailer as to what aclion they should lake, a. ruling has been obtained from yie attorney-general ot he province by tho police, in which. 10 has stated that the Lord's Day Act s a Dominion regulation and Ihe. re- sponsibility for the enforcement of It s placed on tha province. There is nothing therefore left-for the police jut to enforce the act where it has jeen brought to their notice that tho same has been disregarded. The A. P. P. and the Law The provincial police, it may he said, have not taken any drastic aclion beyond asking the farmers who arc found working on Sunday to desist from so doing, with prosecution to fol- low if the, behest is not heeded. The police are not acting with any animos- ity towards the farmer, as they con- sider themselves tho friends, the pretest made and'In the action of the Lord's Day Alliance, they are obliged to do what they are doing to make tho farmers'comply wilh the law as it stands at present. Working on irrigation .Protested It is not only to seeding and plow ing ou Sundays lhat. protests have sons. Tho local justice of the peace to whom the matter was referred found on Investigation that the Sun- day work was Imperative !n order to set tho ditch finished in time, BO tha.1 Ihe farmers would benefit to the full extent in having Irrigation water available during tho crop season. The- law was such th3t'ac.ting on the pro- test made it was found that it had to bo enforced. G.T.R. EARNINGS MONTREAL. May 36. Trunk Hallway traffic earnings May 7 to '14, J1.M1.627; last year 162; increase SIX COUNTIES FOR ULSTER PARLIAMENT BELFAST. Jlay Ulster Un- ion council, by a large majority, today re-amrmcd the decision of March 10 in favor ol six counties for Iho northern' parliament, should the new home mie bill lie enacted. This would exclude the counties of Dou'egal, C'avaa and Monaghan. BANK CLEARINGS Hank clearings for the week ending today were as against for the- corresponding week a year ago, 1 i cannot hut bo tlio unanimous of those who saw Guy Bates I'ost in "The MasQiier- ader" at Ibe ilajostic on Wednesday. .Tho play, with the acting throughout, was one of tho features of the theatri- cal season in the city. No better word of comuientlatioii can bo given to the performance tlian that it was true 'In j even' respect tonlltliut liad boen said; with "regard "to It in tlie advance press notices. There have been some onl-' Blending plays performed at: the Ma- jestic, nnd amongst them "The Mr.s- (luerudur" will hold Us place. It was a play not only !o see but lo remem- ber, and i's compelling character with the cast in It will h an lit the memory o! thealTCgocra ill the city. It Yiie worth tlio price and worth going 'ar to sec. -1.....j To plays like "Tho Masrjuerader" and to Ibo standard of acting in It Lelhbrldge can look 'forward with' much interest. 3 luxuries. The result .is that the niners are not buying, and the mer-hant sees his principal business gone. A local tailor-also states that he has ict taken an order for a suit of clothes -Inee the order came Into effect. "We're certainly going to quit buy-ng is the 7emark often heard by clerks from' customers, referring to he more expensive articles on which he -luxury taxes are heing charged. 'We'll get along The result s that fewer sales are being matlc and IIOEO which are consummated are larder to "yut across." One store claims to have lost JliGO sales on Sat-irday to customers who were irate over the new taxes. On the other hand, some be- that one of the leading exporters will "take the. fall." 4 A 4 4 ,3, CIRCUS TRAIN WRECK v VICTIM FORMER DETECTIVE R. Bouck, who was kill- ed in the wreck of the clrcuc 4r special jiear Tlaymond yester- day morning wag, at one time, hy the American For- elgu Detective Agency, of St. Ixjuis, according lo a Lcai'd found In Ins possesslcm. .j 1 that there is .nothing certainly in the talked of movement, al any rate 1 there can be'nothing definite until, 'as said, the'end of the crop season. JThe Huttcrites have sowed very heav- -jily this season and It may be that they are looking forward lo a. rich harvest lo enable them to discharge their liabilities end so them in a position with freedom for decision as to moving to Brazil or otherwise. Fallowing the announcement from Ottawa that rural mail carriers who were not satisfied might resign, nearly all of the carriers out of Simcoe asked to ho relieved. FOREST FIRES RAGE IN NEW BRUNSWICK iKTtEDERlCTOX, N.B., Jlay note of warning respecting tlio forest lire situation in New Brunswick was sounded at tlio department o( lands ami mines this morning. So far Ibis season approximately 7o forest, bush and slash flrcs havo been j reported lo tlie department, but it was not until today that reports of, the fires In Ihe green woods the heavilv timbered crown lands me'iccil to come in. .There are lirca raging now in forest section ot tho province, and unless heavy rains cume within the next day or Iwo, It 15 feared that the situation will become extremely critical. THE HANDSOME STONES .'-On vl'oiv here arc not HO 'ox- you may-'imagine. Wo prepare them when no Ira- in'nOlnte are on liaud. Lelhbridgc Monumental Works EIGHTH STREET SOUTH KIRKBY'S ICE CREAM DISHES ARE DELICIOUS Nothlnj hut the best leer, wushed fniitii and syrups uscrt. Kirkby's rcfrtshuioiits arc dit- fcrent nnd our servico costs no more tlian the ordinary service. 606 Third Avenue South Carnation Milk, tall tins, ca. 19c Jelly Powders, per pkg. 14c. JIarmaladc, Crosse Black- k welt's, 1 Ib. glass ,40o Beans, Kolenashi, per Ib. 10e Tea, Nabob, per Ib. Wellington Knife Polish, per tin......................30c Kelloxg's Kruinbto Bran, per Coffee, Our Ideal Blend, good flavor, per Ib. 61c Orange Marmalade, -Malkln's' Best, per While Castile Soap. Pendray's Pearl, twin bars, 3 for 25c Kanifhish, per tin 33c Inbe makes a' quart of orange synip, enough for 32 glasses, per lube 35c ICeltcr'E Dundee Marmalade, Ib. palls, each Tomatoes, 3 tins for 45c Grcou Gage Plums 30c Pork and Beans, tall can, ca. 24c GEO. KERR CO. FAMILY GROCERS SERVICE AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED SHOEMAKERS We are now for business in new premises' and as we are increas- ing our staff, will be able to execute all orders promptly. If your ahoes arc worth fixing, have Ihcm done by the only practical slice makers In the business In the city. It costs no more. We call (or and deliver orders to all parls of city. PHONE 693 418A Fifth St., 3 Doors of Colonial Theatre. WANTED FIVE TO TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET FLOOR SPACE By a large Garment Manufacturing Firm, desirous of starting a factory in Alberta. Communicate in first instance with BOX 79, HERALD, LETHBRIDGE. It's What We Sem and How We Serve You That makes It pleasant and at- tractive to dine hern. Variety, quality, courtesy, all In tho way you'll enjoy. The Silver Grill Cor. Fourth Ave, and flHh 81, J, L, MILLER, Prop. N. H. MURRAY, Mar. An The June Bride will be truly happy when she among her numer- ous gifts a beautiful WILLIS PIANO Thee ire to bcfaunrf In all the leading schools, collegti and homes of particular people, AEOLIAN VOCALION and choice (election of VICTOR RECORDS also makes a rJiUble gift. SUITABLE TERMS OF PAYMENT ARRANGED WILLISPIANOS HULL BLOCK LTD. The Clothes We Make possesses good appearance, but that's only 14ic beginning; they possess the quality long satisfactory service. Colonial Tailors FOR SERVICE COLONIAL THEATRE SLOCK ________________ I LETHBRIDQE Present Cream Prices are as i No. No, i Sour No, 2 Ib. butter; fat' 55c per Ib. butter fat; 52c per Ib. butter fat Crystal Dairy Limited Phone 1576 ;