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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta 'JS, 1011. TTTK LKTHltnTDOK HATTY 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 Lots 38-39, Block 429, Easy terms R. V GIBBONS CO, ROOMS f. AND G.. BALMORAL' BLOCK. Phone 1191 Farm Loans Fire Insurance Houses to Rent Real Estate-Business Site 75x125 ft. The H. MACBETH AGENCY 'NSURANCE3HERLOCK BUILDINS-LETHBRIDGE.' Splendid Building Lots in blocks 161. 162, Price ea. Easy terms North Letkbridge Realty Go. PHONE HOUSES TO RENT. INSURANCE. MONEY TO LOAN On Improved Farm Lands and City Property acre lot No.' 158 Morllingside, balance Ii and 12 months. 3 lots in Block L., 1350 cosh; -1 and 8 months. THE C. B. BOWMAN AGENCY ACADIA BLOCK. .PHONE 1325. Geo. Angus. F. E. Angus Shantz ROOM SHERLOCK 2 BUSINESS east; terms I-8 cash; balance '8 and 12 months; each 2 St. B. North; face east; terms; each 2 St. C. North; face east; terms; elfti 3 St. South; face east; Duff Addition; for a short _ time only; good value; each A storey frame nonse; size 24 x 28; baa 7 rooms and Is fully modern; lot' 42 ft. frontage; fenced; stable; very central; good reaions for Gelling; price The Alberta TRACKAGE 3.lots on corner, improved, producing good revenue. Terms. BALMORAL BLOCK, PHONE 1845. LETHBRIDOE. PLAN TO HELP OUT THE FARMERS Ottawa, Nov. IK muted that the paragraph in tho Speech from the Throne which In a general way promises cnciiuragmiient for Canadian farmers foreshadows a plan belng-ma- .lured by Ufl government to aid the provincial governments In tho en- couragement of scientific agriculture. In addition -to subsidies being given to the province for tin; encouragement of .agriculture money is to be provit! l for -tile Improvement of country highways as Indicated in another par- agraph of the Speech and as prom- ised by Premier Borden during the course of his campaign. It Is likely that, In ordur to pre- pare the way for granting of the subsidies, one, or perhaps 'two, com- missioners will be appointed, lo whom the representations of the provincial KovenimontB and ths farmers may made. It has not been flnnlly deter- mined as to whether' there will lie a separate commission to deal with the roads question, or whether one com- mission will deal with both. The government has already In its employ a good roail expert in tlie person ot A. W. Campbell, formerly commission- er of good roads in Ontario, and now deputy minister of railways. The name of Andrew Broiler is be- ing put forward by friends of the Dun- das member in with the agricultural end of tho commission. He Is said to be ii good EIIOSB for appointment. THE PEOPLES' FORUM CHANGED IDEAS ABOUT CANADA SOME LAUNDRY METHODS To ths Bdllor of the Herald i city of Lothbrltlga has just recently revelvod a scare over the threatened typhoid 'epidemic. Fortunately owing to the Individual pressure brought to hear upon the civic health officials the source was located and remedied It had assumed the nature of an epidemic. There Is, however, another menace which Is worthy of attention, and that is tho unsanitary methods em- ployed by local Chinese laundrymen. A few uliiys ago'the writer, whilst waiting "'for. a parcel of laundry In.one [of. the-.Ihrjsest Chinese institutions in the cKy witnessed Oriental moth- od of sprinkling the linen. The wal- ler-.is placed upon the bench In open vessels, and the opsnitor sucks a mouthful and by compression of the lips-.squirts the in a fine spray upon -the hean of linen in front of him. -Providing the operator Is heal- thy' and frea from carious teeth., there is probably lio harm done. On the other 'hand, should bo be affected by pnlmonery tuberculosis, there .is a grave- probability of his being uncon- sciously the nucleus of an Infection and spread the disease to a number of other people. i Apart from the fact that the habit 'which" 1 am informed, Is generally practised among the Chinese, is re- pulsive, it is a violauon of the san- Har-v laws of the'country. Individual i prophylaxis is being taught-iir our i schools in .tile effort .to eradicate the 'mortality.through'the ravage's of'the great white plague "consumption." Some of tho cities in the United States Imve gone so far as to cause Winnipeg, Nov. well man aged industrial and agricultural ex- hibits fairs' and festivals, rank am- ong the most effective mouns for at- tracting the attention of outsiders to Canada's natural resources Is being demonstrated anew each year. Louis Kon, of the immigration department of the Grand Trunk Pacific at Winni- peg, is a Russian by oirth, and it is owing to an agricultural exhibit of Canadian products shown in Switzer- land, that he was induced to come to this country five years ago. .Mr. Kon Is now actively engaged in the immigration work his company, ami last year was in charge of the" Grand Trunk Pacific's Industrial ex- hibit at Brussels. In a. recent inter- view, he said: "The Canadian exhib- it at Brussels attracted -widespread attention among prospective emi- grants to Canada, and undoubtedly will us responsible for a heavy move- ment in this direction. Until the Do- minion government and Canadian rail- way exhibits began to appear In Eu- ropean centres, the impression, of. ..a buffalo ridden wilderness embodied practically tho only available inform- ation about Canada; but the impres- sion they created is now being rapidly, dispelled thanks to the efforts of In'charge of the Canadian publicity work in-Europe." GREAT RUN'.' OF -SALMON St. John, Nov. is a great run of salmon in St. John .harbor in early summer, and the Dominion gov- ernment has a pond in which parent fish are placed until spawning time. This fall eggs were 'taken and sent to the hatchery at Grand Kails, and to that at Char- lottetbwn. There is now a proposal to establish another hatchery at the headwaters of the St. John River. lo be displayed upon the highways signs bearing the words: "No spit, no In Winnipeg, expector- ating upon the sidewalk is an offence punishable by fine or imprisonment. It Is about time our civic officials in- terested themselves in sanitary medi- see to it that at least Chin- ese laundries should be sanitary laun- dries. .Even .though the application of the hot iron does attenuate micro- organisms, we should not he compell- SNAP I have to offer'Jar., a few days only, 32. hi' Queen Victoria for the 'low price of 'each. Some of these lots are on Westmin- ster Road, and others facing Victoria Park.. Terms will be Biven. W. R. DOBBIN Agent Avery Gat Steam Plowing EntfinM. FOR ONE COPY OF THE BIBLE London, Nov. sale of the Huth library at Sotneby's furnished a fresh sensation, when a Mazarine Bible fetched the remarkable sum of A Genuine! Snap 2 Lots Block 42 Coutts Street each Terms See H. J. H. Skeitlr Phone 1343 Opp. Alexandra Hotel ed to hav-e "our 'linen sprayed'with Chinese saliva, whether it be boiled or roasted. PRO'BONO PUBLICO. LOOK INTO THIS 27 to 30, both inclusive. In Block 36; situated on Coutts street between Dufferin and Redpath, for cash; balance 6, 13 ana 18 months. CALGARY ACREAGE We have for sale 1 1-1 acre Blocks at per block. Terms cither down and per month, or 1-5 cash, balance spread'over nearly two years. ILLINOIS-ALBERTA REALTY CO. LETHBRIDGE HOTEL BLOCK A. E. IVES Stafford Block. Office Phone 731. 1 (r SALVATION ARMY TO SEND London. Nov. Salvation Army imuiInnttliiK some IV 001) to Canada at I ho opening of next HUCHIE HAUGHES WON SAVANNAH CHALLENGE Savannah, Nov. llughle Mau- ghes', In a four cylinder motor, won the Savannah Challenge trophy race This land is the cheapest on llic market sltuntod in Township 7, Range IS, only a few miles from Slirling, and on Lethbridge-Weyburn survey CIO KQ For sale for a short time at, per Five time qlven. 32.0 acres in Township 7, Range 19, six miles from Wilson; first class land, fairly level. Price per Five veals time given; of will sell on crop payment plan at per acre. For further particulars Inquire of The Cascaden Land Co. ROOM 10, MCDONALD BLK. of'32S.8i I LTHER Is the householder who keeps hit home wmrm; who snips bis fingers Jack Frott and laughs storm. Such indepen- dence comes to those whose home is heated with And it is not enough to heat the'house. You must keep.it warmi and evenly warm. There is something wrong when everybody crowds into one only warm'place in .-the house." You the steady, oven temperature secured by a ;Gurncy'Boiler with its specially constructed, straight-wall fire-boxj which gives no chance for clinkers to accumulate, and which allows the wiiter to absorb ALL the heat un- til there js very little left for the smoke pipe. You need a boiler that will run for years withoutrepairs, and .most important, leaks. Gurney CAN'T leak. It's put metal to metal joint, which defies leakage, because there is 116 packing, or washers to' rot, or threads to get crossed. You will perhaps need a boiler that -will fit 'a low cellar. We can supply it. Our smallest boiler is only 49 1-2 inches high, and just as and efficient as a larger one. -And should you.enlarge your building at' any time, extra sections can be added to the boiler quite easily, increasing its heating power. _ But this is not the whole story of "Gnrney-Oxford." Write us for further information and catalogues. will appreciate a visitor line from you. We also carry in stock a complete Mne of plumbing material. CALGARY METALS, Umited EDMONTON LETHBRIDGE MORE SOCIALISTIC VIEWS To.the Editor of the the caption of a "Mis- taken an editorial appeared In the Herald of last Friday, the write- up being in the nature of a so-called reply to my previous letter, in which 1 challenged the soundness of the Sin- gle Tax theory. I was ".spoken, about "running u- muck" with, my subject, and "that my logic was extremely poor." In an attempt, to decry my state- menfthat In the case of tenant far- mers, any'addiipnal form of land tax 'would he to the rent Jjy the landlord, the editor claims that "an unwritten.} law determines rents." Further on in the article, we are told that 'in the event of a land tax being placed by the Single Tax theor- ists on city property "the owner in this case has the option, of paying a higher tax or receiving a higher rent- al." This latter statement is a brilliant example of and one wonders why the "unwritten law" which regu- lates the rents in. Agricultural dis- tricts does not apply to city property. My object in writing on the Single Tax is to show the citizens of Leth- bridge there are two sides to the question Aid that if there is any de: feet In this quasi economic theory, it ought to be shown. Not many people in l.othbridge are conversant with the theory of Single Tax, and it seems re- markable that in so short a notice such a proposition changing the whole civic economic system should be sub- illtted for endorsatlon. The. Single Tax aims to provide all governing bodies, municipal, provin- ilal and federal, with all the revenue iccessary for administrative purpos- es from one source alone, the taxa- tion of land values, hence the term, Single Tax. To consider It, aa it might, affect. L-othbrldgo we are compelled to face some hard facts, and then consider whether the lime is ripe for its ad- oplion. i It Is patent to most of the ratepay- ers that In order to run tile city upon modern lines, here must be a source of revenue to meet me necusary ox- ponscs, of maintaining sidewalks, streets, parks, sewage, etc., etc. which apart from convenience Is a dead loss and from which no remuneration Is derived, as is the case with the mun- It Is a mistake to think that horses at light work be kept eniirely on hay. The same is true of colts. Mr. Honeman, feed your hone good oats. I have them. HAY, ORAIN A FEED Wholesale A Retail J. Haiinihan 349 Athletic Park Iclpal waterworks and electric power and light. This revenue must be in the various ways as at present, or from one. source only, land values. The argument of the Single Taxer against "unearned increment" sounds good and there is certainly room for their criticism of speculator's "who ;toil not'1 reaping financiaji benefits at the expensVpf 'the Industrious. It Is Claimed ttylt the Single Tax would change vacant property into revenue producing sources, It would help blot out the eye sores in the shape of ugly..and cneap erections: (shacks, standing side by side with handsome 'and well equipped stores, or blocks of misiness offices, it would compel the erection of hous- es on vacant prperty In the residen- tial parts, what is better give plenty of work to, artlzans. This is the obverse side of the Sin- gle Tax medal We snail look at the reverse side. The very fact.that Mr. Plutocrat needs pay taxes than Mr. Pleblan is very much to the advantage of the former; in other words, the stronger competitive busi- ness concern in the- same district has a decided advantage over a small' rival. In the case of vacant, property In business centres being, through the high taxes forced to develop, there are as a consequence more competi- tors brought into the fight for an al-' most limited market. The erection of more stores and business blocks, all the wel- fare of a city, should the business warrant it. But what about the com- pelling influence lot an Exorbitant lax i-liat makes it practically compul- sory to build and develop property when the economic conditions are un- favorable. There are numerous stores lying vacant right now in the city, becaus'e there is .not sufficient business tii'keep them open, and as for empty houses, comment is needless, and yet by the adoption of Single Tax these conditions would be multiplied until Lethbridge resembled a. wilderness of vacant stores, and empty You Mr. Business Man, do you want more competition? If so, demand Sin- gle Tax. And you, Mr. Uospectabl.e Citizen, who no pride yourself on your civic patriotism, and who call so loudly to Heaven when a villainous census, man decided to give Leth- bridge some souls, instead of, as was fondly hoped, 14 000, do you want to sec row after row of empty houses that were erected in spite of a lim- ited population? If so. demand Single Tax, nnd more shall ho given you. Lethbridgc is not a and the scurrilous' landlord tribe is not so pronounced as .to be a thorn In the economic flesh. Any attempt lo create an artificial atmosphere In the economic scheme of things, is certain to ho followed by reactive influences. If R temporary improvement In the labor market wss brought about, by the enforcement of the Single Tax, It would be certain to be followed by a period of stagnntlon, owing to the forcing of capital inlg non-product- ive channels. Capital follows the of least resistance, and the violation of this makers and young men'In a -hurry to the enforce'Its own. penalty. The request thatJ give my opinion ai a.Socialist is begging the question. )Vhat is of interest just now is the Single Tax and that Is no not :I ,wlll state, as a Socialist, land monopoly by of in short, the abolition of the Should you care to grant space to discuss economics after the interment of Single Tax it will be a pleaanre to me and win be taken tavanUge of. Yours truly, WILLIAM H. PEEBLES. BOYS' TOLD AN EXCITING STORY Medicine Hat, Nov. who were playing by the here report lhat they saw a man iKating yesterday and after making a turns on the ice disappeared beneath, the man rose but went under again, and nothing has been seen or heard of him. He is believed to be'a stranger the town as no reports of any missing man Jiave yet been to the police, SPLENDID AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT Swift. Current, Sask., Nov. the completion of the local three-story .brick hotel, it is believed that this rapidly growing town will now take itl. place among the recognized commer- cial centres of Western Canada. ..In. fact, the extraordinary building act- ivities in progress here during the past year have i been unprecedented in this section. Two 48-foot lots on 13th Street, very close to railroad tracks, for cash 1700; balance 2 years. 48 feet on Redpath (3rd Good cottage on tlii'3. Price Long terms. Some Snaps in Houses. Let us MOW you. The Dowsley Mnlhero Land Co. Sherlock Bldg. 7th Street ;