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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, November 21, 1. rrrv LETnnnronrc IF I A SNAP! 7 Roomed House on London Road Owner Leaving City For Particulars Inquire at F. C. Lowes Co. Balmoral BIk. Lethbridge LOOK THIS UP Two lots in Block 127, facing cast at each. Easy terms. R. V GIBBONS CO. ROOMS F. AND G., BALMORAL BLOCK. Phone 1191 Farm Loans Fire Insurance Houses to Rent Real Site 75x125 ft. The H. MACBETH AGENCY INSURANCE. LOANS. SHERLOCK 5 roomed cottage on 3rd Ave. North, in splendid'shape. Price 1350 cash, bal. 811.10 per month. The owner is forced to sell at this extremely low figure as he is leaving town. North Letkbridge Realty Co. J Money To Loan On improved farm hinds .and city property. We have several good lots on spur track for each THE C. Bv BOWMAN AGENCY Acadia Block. Phone 1325. A Reply to the Single Taxers iDISTRICT NEWS PINCHEJt CREEK The following communication com batting BltiKfe tax IB published by Horiild, as'It Is tho policy of this paper to bo absolutely fnir to all parlies. Tho writer of the following let tor is a Socialist, A few weeks ago-we h.id a visit from iMr. Henry George, Jr., tho son or tho recognized authority on the "Single- Tax and fie hrlur- ed on Ills father's theory to a small and apparently appreciative audience. At tho conclusion of the lecture, the speaker invited questions and discus- sions, and I put to him five simple questions, all ben ring on the subject of evening, but the answers given I'cre entirely unsatisfactory and ev- Bivo. Mr. George's 'plea was: That to reply to my questions as I desired would compel him to discuss Social- sm, which he refused to do. Now, when the leading light of tho Single Taxers cannot discuss the, varying phases of Political Economy in order Lo show them to greater .advantage than his own peculiar theory, then it clearly shows without much probing he weakness of the much lauded pan- acea for all our social ills. In a recant issue of the local papers here appeared a report of an ad- dress given by Messrs. Man waring and Mecch, of this city, before the sorth Lethbridge Ratepayers' Asso- ciation. The substances of the addresses elivered were bearing on the Georg- an idea, and I am told of a certain Utopia in Alabama, called Fairhope, .nd I am sure it appeared to those _ _ iu Plnchcr Creek, Nov. Taking th, theory, and applying conclHIong here luve boon It lo national Industries. for (ho railway., .lumbering, etc., otc. U chlllook w, d temperature having in to the MUo A'contlnuanc, a re poor capitalist i soro by of a week ago. ho landlords and that the exorbitant of this of thing w tax demanflo, capital In ilw [sumption of threshing operations m Hv.n parts of -the district. When tho no.x snow fall takes place the counci should BOO to it that sidewalks li front of residences on the main .street to with its resulting low wanes for the earners mid BtnaUjrrofit for tho capitalist. An Example In order.to show the utter ahmtr- dist and west, are cleared of snow dlty of the Single Tax we can take il compulsion. CiP.Ii: as an lllti.5l-riit.loii. TJiis Por "le I'nst two tho Arllng. organization is both landlord and ton boon undergoing a pro If there Is anything In :ccs8 ''''Daintlng and kalsomlnlng Single Tax theory, the poor C. P. n., f''onl to" flat to ground floor. as 'a capitalist organization is being Aa consequence that popular hos- ruthlessly exploited by arrogant and ls ns bright as a new louse. has an extra bill Moated C. P. R. as a landlord. Docs jK'Iver dollar. lis look feasible? And yet this Is! hat .these Utopians maintain, that of mre tor theatre-goers this week. apital Is exploited by landowners. !Tlle Alle" Players are billed for Mon- f hare used the 0. P. 11. as an illus- Tuesday nights, Ihe MaJesUc ration, and the same will hold good Col for Thursday while or almost :il! of the big corporations tllc Togu'HT moving pictures will draw n this country. -their usual crowds on Wednesday and During Henry George's lecture here i'J''lrusday .nights. e put great force on Lloyd George, j Tho secretary of the Canadian Bi- Uhancellor of the British Exchequer, Society, Rev. C. D. Campbell, and his introduction of the Single Preached In tKo Presbyterian Church Tax in the British Isles. He was go- here on Sunday morning, and In the ing to start with taxing one-fifth of Methodist Church at the evening ser- one. cent, of the land valuation, v'ce- and if It work-ed out he would place A very successful quadrille dance all taxes: on land. Let us see how held in the Opera house on Vri- this- works -out. Ail the land In the at which tlre attendance was Hritish Isles is owned by a few land- exception of what is known as freeholds, that is a man The Methodist choir 'journeys by rain to Lundbreck on Friday evening. lie- citizens of Fairhope have light, 'ater, wharfs, etc., and were contein- lating a street railway, without a here and there who owns the ground at which place they give a concert in. is house. is built on. Well, w.vn a'd of the Anglican church. Lloyd George's scheme comes in full force what is going to happen? The cnt of taxation. Well, yes; that aTC ,ng to av all lne ounds very fine, but ,n the first tMM of tue fiivnpn lace, the whole townsitc was owned the city, and each and every the original settlers beftevefl in Single Tart, and under that system there could be no laud monopoly. But how MT, Manwaring is going to make a Fairhope out of Lothhridge remains a mystery to me and others, in the city. Let us see. -for sake .of argument, how Single Tax is going to work here. The problem that is before the property owners of LfCthbridge is the holding of vacant land for speculation. Well, if I un SUNDIAL what is going to be the result? The farmer's rent will go up tiiat much in Sweet Valley, Nov. SI r ley 'made a trip this week to -town proportion, and in the case of a bad f'j' two (or year, he-cannot meet the rent, ac-1 Cre.ghton, ot Yctwood cMl cording tb the laws of tire country, the j tllis on Ihursday landlord can seize his aai that Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg, Mrs. Cook is the finiiah of him, poor fellow. Then in the -cities, tov.-ns and vil- lages .where a mau owns his house, and through the heavy feu that is im- posed upon him through a single tax it 's better forliim'to pay rent than own his own liousei, He sells it, then; parents, havo returned to Carman- gay for the winter. Mr. Wogsherg is enlarging his house by digging an underground room 12 x 20. This cold snap caught a man5' without coal, or nearly so. Mr. Col- THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HAVE IN THBIK VAULT A NWT SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES IF YOU HAVI ANY TITLE DEEDS, MORTGAGES, INSURANCE POLICIES, OB OTHER VALUABLES SHOULD BK LODGED IN ONE OP Lethbridge Branch C G. K. Nourse. It is a mistake to think that horses at light work ,oan be kept entirely on .hay. The same is true of colts, l Mr. Horte'man, feed your hone good oati. l have them. HAY, GRAIN 4 FEED Wholesale 4. Retail J. C. 1 Fan rah an Phone 349 Park I.M br sictaass vta happened to to'thi luckiest one, uvibuuiu aingie lax as mm uov.n u> h rnnuhr. nnv Hfi i-us ___ unn Geo. Angus. f. E. Shantz. Angus Shantz ROOM 116 SHERLOCK BLDG, Z St. B. North; face east; terms; each 2 St. C. North; face east; each St. South; face east; Duff Addition; for a short time only; good value; each i 1-2 Ave. South; fine building site; snap C. N. R. survey; all fenced; good house and barn; well; partly broke; cash per acre; bal. one-half crop. Bargain price per acre The Alberta TRACKAGE 3 lots on corner, improved, producing Terms. PHONE 1245. BALMORAL BLOCK, LETHBRIDGE. Henry George, it is to have all taxes for city improvements collected from land'valuations. For instance, say a few years ago 1 buy on tlie install- ment plan, two lots: I have them, clear, and, save sufficient money., to them a two-roomed shack. The next two lots to mine are owned by a new a monied gent.; ho goes to work ana erects on bis two lots a plain several stories and n the manufacture and distribution' of his products he uses the city's light power, water, etc., and the teams ho engages" have the use of the streets al which it takes a considerable sum to keep up' the wear and Do you consider this a good Oh, yes, for the man that owns the plant, but not for me who only owns a shack. under Single Tax I would have to pay the same tax-as. Another favorite argument of the ngle Taxers, is "Community made wealth." Well, let us see how this :old age he eani.be-.pay rent. He has I a l over I storeii aWap to join hands with farmer and j in hig cellar SBVcra] Wcnt to the end his days in the poor house. Yet j the Single .Taxers want me to believe that Single Tax is La good thing. I could go on.iwriting and pointing out the absurdity bf> Single Tax; but I don't want to abuse the privilege granted me by taking up too much space in your valuable paper. In conclusion, I would say that I mine yesterday, but had to wait al1 day to get loaded and some stayed over night. Mr. Witting went to Cannangay to- day for lumber to improve his dwell- Mr. Paisley stopped over night at Mr. Biiughman's on Jiis way home notice that it was claimed for one j from threshing, of the gentlemen who .addressed the Jlr. and Mrs. H olden have North Ward ratepayers that he was home from the threshing rig.' The the pioneer of.-Single Tax in this city, j t-oys are stili at it, threshing mostly This being the casnj the gentleman In works out. Before tlva coal strike came on a coal dealer 'buys 100 tons at J3.0G per ton. He holds.Jt until the recent com spell, and he then gets per ion for it. Who does that ?5.00 increase ton be- long to? To the coal dealer? Oh, no, t belongs to the miners, according to the Single Tax theory, for if thevlme that Iflx is a good thing' had been working mis coal W1" ndmit bave a question should be able to point out convincingly where I am wrong. The so-called Single Tax is no new invention of. Henry George, as is gen- erally supposed. The idea of taxing land values as the chief means of raising national revenue was advocat- ed brv the French econnomlsts of the fifteenth century. Many movements have been started in various countries hy tho hour. 'Mr. Erfckson started threshing today again at Baughman's. Tfc is thawmg, which makes it, pretty wet for the shocks. SWEET VALLEY and at different Jimcs, but the at- tempts lo solve the economic prob- lem of those days by means of taxa- tion always ended in failure. I herewith challenge to meet any of the Singly Tax advocates on a pub- lic platform, and if (hey can convin never hav-e increased in value. The lame thing applies to the holding of vacant land. tion to offer, if necessary. WILLIAM H. PEEBLES. Gilmore's Bakory, Lethuridge. FUNERAL LATE URIEL O'BRIEN train from Great Falls. Other rela- Snndial, Nov. P. Rose and Mae Rose were on the sick list last week. H. C. Dunn made a business trip to Carmangay Tuesday, returning pa Wednesday. Sorcn Knntson to Lethbridge Thursday to meet his mother, wbo is expected hack from Minnesota on Friday. August Kellcrinnn returned on Wed- ncs'lny after heing absent all sninjncr. McDaniels and family arc visiting at the home of their daughter, Mrs. E. A. Kcllerman. The little li-year-old daughter ol WANT! WANTED! If you want Real Es- tate Stagg really lias the real, none-better-in Can- ada. Have in neighbor- hood of acres foi sale. Buy now or buy tomor- write today. T. II. STAGG Johnion Block, LETHBRIDGE, roin Canyon, AHa., last Friday to look after her farm and other inter- ests, returning on Monday to "her1 ionic. H. Reizncr. expects lo spend the winter in the .states. He will visit is folks at Marion, Iowa, and his brother in Louisiana before- he re- turns to Sunny Alberta. Mrs. p. O.' kimtson and Mrs. El- gin went to town some 'time ago, and vere caught in that awful snow orm. Martin Alsaker is helping Mr. Vines finish C. K. Engen's barn. CARTWBIGHT HAS GREAT MEMORY The acting Governor of Smyrna has spend a few months with them, telegraphed that thirty Italian war- ships of various types, have 8 a rive roonled house and lot on HOBS St. This is all fenced. Has trees, water, electric light, unit smnllbarn. There is a loan, payable 111.10 monthly. cash will handle; balance to suit purchaier.. Or, will rent at Iter Listing.) A. E. IVES Room 8 Stafford Block Phone 371 McTutyre, aged was kill- d by a fulling benm at Ui chine, The sUnmshfp Maiiclioslcr Spinner r rlvfng :u. Montreal from Rotterdam. ,Alcx. Hiloy's slnre and post pfficn at wore burned out. Li.-Wov. Gibson will address f.ht (juari, bottles of J London Canadian Club on December ]5th. and Raymond Opera House Orchcs- Mr. J. S. O'llrien, of Laylon, TJInh, was unable to be present, al, the fun- oral ,but expected by lo-nlglitV Raymond, Nov. funeral of i the late Uriel O'Brien was held on Sunday, at 2 o'clock, from the home of W. B. Nalder, brother-in-law of the deceased, to the' meeting house of sighted off tho Island of Carpalhus, the Church of Jeans Christ of Latter jwnich is north-east of Crete. Day Saints, and thence to Raymond cemetery. Tlie pall-bearers were J. jW. KvaiiH. T. W. Harris, J, E. Elli- son, J. R. Rfiville, Geo. A. Evans, and IX A. DnnnctL. The Raymond Military band headed the profession to the church, and played suitable music en route. At the churcn Messrs. J. W. Evans, J. 13. Ellison, President Bram- well, Chas. Strong and J. G. Allred gave short addresses of an eulogistic nature, speaking very highly cf O'n-rien as a man and us citixcn. The building wns packed, so that there was hardly standing room, and many were unable to get in. Mr. Wm. Vaughan and Mrs. N'ltaBon snug vocRl solos, and 'Mr. W. S. Bcrryessa i playwd a cornet, solo. The floral tri- j j were very lovely, among thorn j [being a boquot from the Young Men's] Mutual of tho Mormon Church, a j wreath from thn O'Brien fnmll.v and a large harp with a broken airing front 'fhw .Raymond Military Hand (Ottawa Journal.) Sl'r Richard Cartwrlglit has a n-on- tires presont on .Sunday were Mr. Mr. and Mrs. E. Cowell had the mis- erful memory, and recently he re- and Mrs. n. 7. Miller, of Grassy Lake, fortune of breaking her arm at the called some reminiacenses of early and Mr. and .Mrs. Thos. CoHett, of dhow. She tell on the floor. [days nt Ottawa, which are of partlc- Mrs. C. F. Osccn and children interest Just now. Hc was a turned from their visit in North of the first parliament of Ca- MontTeal's kota. They were accompanied by Moscow, Idaho. I Chas. Arnodi will new city treasurer. i Mrs. Oseen's mother, who expects to nada, which met forty-four years ago, when the capital contained less than. CUNAKD- LINE XMAS EXCUUSIONS IS THE TIME to make people. "I can remember." he bells were ringing on Sun- TrLSt Pedcrson Odbaml .and Miss Christine DHko! Knslad. They were unattended. The ing Ottawa when the first Houso had to sleep hia temporary :BP reservation of bertha. Do not wnit until the last minute! T.S.S, "Ausonla" from Mont- real Nov. 18th New T.S.S. "Ascania" from Portland Dec. 2nd CABIN TO LONDON AND LIV- ERPOOL nd P- THIRD 530.E5 Thesn rates aro the lowest ob- tainable. tho service unexcelled. ParticuhirH obtainable from near- est local agent, or write direct to the General Agent for the Can- adian West, H. E. LIOMAN 445 Main St., WINNIPEG, MAN. bride was handsomely dressed while and wore, the bridal veil. The mndc of huff-Inch groom wore the conventional color. !suci, wtts th0 overflowed slate of the Rev. M. ti. Anderson, o! the Luther- [capital's and he was kept an chnrch, tied tlic nuptial knot at! wake all night by the "Indeacribabte the Kasimer. school house, in the chattering" of some French Canadian presence Of ihe consregation. Alter Ambers. lhe srrvicrs tin' hamiv connlc lelt for H was through 'the great Duke of .t, sen ices nappy cm pie leu lor their home, where a delicious supper cllmston wno Removed to Suite 207 Sherlock Block Take the elevator W.R. DOBBIN Agent for Avery Gas StMHI Plowing A Genuine Snap 8 Lots In Queen Victoria Park S375 each. All corner proper- ties, (i located on Westminster Road See H.J.H.Skeith Phone 1343 Qpp. Altxantfra Hotil Phone 733 FOR COAL and you wi. ill get The Alberta Cartage Co. A. H. Prop. lh D k inn UUKC 01 was served by Mrs. Scvcrtson and i was named-that Ottawa Mrs. Skretling. The district joins the a communnlly. In 1812 he niarked it on a mnp as the military l lgfio Favorite arrived at the stranded jBarlh Is in a very dangerous position and It will be difficult to release her. niarked it on a m correspondent wislnng them l ,n ness and through wedded ma lg bliss. Philip Tvetcn arrived on Friday from Ashby, Minn. Me accompanied his aunt, Mrs. Siren Knutson. Mr. and Mrs. ff. Dunn called on Kngen's Sunday. Lutheran .services will ho conducted at II o'clock, in the Kasimer school house New Year's day. The Methodist services will lie con- ducted by Hcv. Kric L. Anderson, in Sundial school house, Doc. .'Ird, at ustinl hour, Mrs. L. then Prince of Wales, laid the corner stone of tho present Buildlnss. CALMER WATERS ON ,THE GREAT LAKES TODAY Saut Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. Weather conditions in the upper lafce sections have greatly improved yesterday, the wind having and vessels are moving freoly. Up- bound steamera report, ovtr Inch of ice in this bays of lower Graham came down and Mud wrecking tug New six-room cottage, fully modern, Easy terms. Owners. The Dowsley Molhern Land Co. Sherlock BMg. 7th ;