Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
rim FUUUY, OCTOBER 20, 1911 People's Forum A FUNNY BUSINESS lEJitor Lelhbrldgo Herald I Dear some cities "tho niua- owns ihe "dead Hie Iklcd of properly thai brings la no I revenue to the treasury, such as town halls, jails aud other ImcLv properties that are "deid bul allow '-lire stuff that Ibriugs In revenue like water works, er plants, lighting plauls, be owned by private indlrHuals as sources for thefr own private podtete. In Calgary for ei- amplp, the power plant owned by a private company, al the head of which Is Keuneil. M.P. The prof- Its of this as per publlsbed reporl. were 565.000 clear, for Ibe pasl fiscal year. Thai isf piy- ing Interest on Ihe ccsl of niacbln- ery, wages, etc.. there Is to divtde among the stockholders. That Is. the rojsesslou ot ihe franchise. tLe privilege of using the public thai are the common properly of everybody was worth (o them for (he past year. At five per cent one would to have out til Intereei the sum oi JLJTO.POO la get Interest, That chance or privilege of using ihe public streets !3 Thi( U a very valuable ll is a It is given lo them by the people of Calgsry. A. francliise pnviJoga of ttat kind grows in value Just as a city lot la a tuslness centre, never ceases 10 grow In value. This !s no! wealih. not produced by labor. like homes, or goods or crops or chattels? But Is power to lake from others and give back not hi as Ln re- Ii is ot this Vlnd, pub- lic utility franchises, erer growing In value that Is owned by Ihe wealiby people, those who have an Income without working [or It, but worked for by others? Now onr Ottawa gov- ernment, by 'a tariff tai, lajea our fijod, rlothlog and other necessities of life, from twenty to fifty per cent, paid over Ihe counler when ire are buying Iho goods. So why does fame government not rnlue all such franchises, all over Canada and levy a rale on such values tor revenue purposes? A tax of only one per cent on this value would bring to thfe federal treasury the sum ol and Bllll leave the company ,-------_, Why is this not douel The at.on I? etsy. The people vote tirfo [office, men. via will do all (her can when elected to Keep taxes jolf Ihe kind ol "stuir1 they draw their Incomes without [wDrt.Qg (or II, Auoiher reason It. (the masses, (hose .who have the voles, do nol better, Tbe majority knot.1 as much about public affairs and the schemes ot as the average school kid, often less. 15tit the high prices prevailing caused 'by the heavy federal duly or lax oa jlhem. should cause the voters to rub their eyes, wate up and use their i votes to force the government to put lai burdens where they.Justly belong Ion the value'Of specfil urlvlleses. I u. uAiiS. Federarpeetion Activity RAILWAY EARNINGS Montreal, Oct. earnings of the principal Canadian rail- roads for tho week ending October ?1 aggregated f5.555.C04 against 714 (or Ihe corresponding weeh a year ago. an Increato of or 11.7 percent. Each of the three roads showed au iucreaso and the agere'sale Increase Is the largest since the first week lu July, when the earrings showed an Increase ol U.S percent. The total IE well up to the high for i seren-dsr period Ihls year, near- ly In the second week of Lhu current month. AUSTRIAN LQAN.i, Amsterdam, Oct. AvieLrlan lower house, according lo Ylenua dlspalches, has passed ,lhe. third reading of Ita provisional budge L. not fgr air rnonthj--, as the ID eat demanded, but for four, mouths. Louis Keel, Fashion Craft Clothes Shop, 318, S. For Value, Variety arid for In- dividuality, Fashion Craft Fall Suits and Overcoats for Men and Young Men are without a Peer in this city The indelible imprint of quality In the tailoring lifts them above any other ready for service suits and overcoats. No matter what style of suit you favor, we show it in a greater variety than most shops can afford to assemble. SUITS to Models, English soft roll sacks, C'oats'with all round belts. Three button Conservative styles. All well tailored of fancy mixed worst- eds, unfinished worsteds, cheviots, serges and other desirable all wool fabrics. OVERCOATS to Bainbury utility overcoat, waterproofed without hardening, Chesterfield models of Dark Oxford fabrics, loose belted coats (if gabardine, fancy cheviots, unfinished worsteds homespuns with silk yoke and sleeve lining. LOUIS KEEL 318 FIFTH STREETS. At Branuoa, fail- ure ol the convention called to'choose (V union candid at tor the (cileral rU- Ing ot Urandoa la likely in be follow- ed bj- ether steps, It la fialJ thai ihe mayors ol Hraudon', Vlrdeu, Sourls, and. tbe reeves ol EUou nnd Cormvallls aro considering lab- ins tha iniCUUvo ta calling for the selection of delegates to auolher con- vention al n time and place to he announced later. Pledge Support. St. John. N. H.. Ocl. eiec- of the local Liberal-Conserva- tive Assodallon last uletu passeu u resolution Appreciating the services of Hon.. J. U. llaien, endorsing unluu government aud pledging tho support of the party to imlou government candidates In tills constituency- Liberal UnlftnUt. Windsor, Nova Scot.a, Oct. At the aoiiual meeting of the Hants county Liberal assoclailon, a resolu- tion was passed to continue lo sup- port even" effort necessary to sus- tain Cauada's part In the war to a successful conclusion and continued the nomination made in regular con- vention of L. II. Marioll on a the-var platform. To Have Union Candidate. Dalcarres, Sast., Del. a meeting of the. electors ot tfce Salt- federal riding here today of who ivero formerly active In the orEauiCflllon ot the Conservative association it decided to cuu- tluuo BS a party organization. A resolution was passed endorsing tbe union government nnd declaring for a candidate for Salt- D. 11. JIcDoiiald, of Fort Qu'- Slid Oeorgn Hart of Melville, :Svere to moot a coatutiueo tram Iho Liberal association aud (o arrange for a uulonist convention at ;an carJj- date to teleot a wlu-lbo-war caudldRte. In Ontario- Toronto, Oct. will not penult Sir Itobcrt llortlcu lo appoint M. (or tills district, says a head- ing ou an editorial lu the Evening Telegram yesterday. The editorial goes on to bay: "Au appeal for unity In tho cou- stltuencles lu Oitarlo la sent out from OIUwu. "A suggestion ot autocracy ts writ- ten In tho decree of Ilia union gov- ernment to the constituencies ot On- tario. "MtWerj- voters' act or no rnU.Lary voters' act, It Is not I do duly of Sir Hoberl BorJen or Hon. Wesley Hoivell to designate Iho men who aro to represent Ihe protectionist, script lonlst, anll-Laurler convictions of tho people of Ontario In llio uesl house or'commons. "Union govcrnnenl will be saved much trouble If tho leader and strat- egists ot that government realize lure oud now that Ontario members ot parliament arc lo bo chosen either by Declamation or by the ol the free people, of (tils province. Tito friends of conscript! OD, public owner- ship, public rights, progress and tho foes of Laurlcrlsm In Ontario will not permit their members of parliament to Lie appointed by Sir HoLert Dor den In consultation with Iho saw-off arUaia of the old parly machines at Ottawa." PROFESSIONAL CARDS ______________VIAVl HOME REMEDY FoS vomen'i dlsuu-es ani ncrrous diJ orders. Succcsaful for Z5 yean. LK- eralura un rcijuesl. -Mrs. O. Thomas room 9, Dominion _ b'lilge. vnono 171-0 GUNSMITHS OUKSVITHS t bwrrts (uns reilock- cii> rtons tj i lUDinil'JL 'tjl locki nptlrtd. blcrcln. llcht D. K. McDould. 'lotorv'yclsiiiSit, flisn- 1014, ill B. PIANO TUNING B- M- CiRIPPS, W ?Vrs' Han CfirUtlcaU il.T. Aaan, Umdoa. England. Hefereaee to liic- lejuJluj; (it HU South: __ VULCANIZiNG Tht LtTHBHIDGE VULCANIZING DDdarttiu ill Al! work cmrutMd. Freight way on out of town K Chaplla A Soc. 712 3rd Avt S.. 3 of Royal Haot BUILDERS' SUPPLIES BUILDING SUPPLIES lime, piaster, roorlnj. pliU nc] window tlan. ilnd- Colonel Blair Ripley's Railway Construction Corps Does Good Work The following is an account ol the vrork done al the front by the railway construction corps, organize! and lafcen over lo France bv Lieui.-Co.. Blair Ripley, a brother of the late Major RIpley, who was tilled in France while in command of a local battery. The account. 13 tafccn Irom the- Railway and Marino World, ot The battalion's total strength is I.- 002T inclftdiDg 6 warrant officers, 53 slaff sergeants and sergeants, S9 cor- porals, and 40 lance-corporals, making a atrcnglh of all told. The transport consists of 10 riding horses. 100 teams or mules, 2 motor cars, S light motor lorries, 9 heavy motor rlor- Gleld kitchen, 4''water elc. The equipmcnl cons.lalg of.prac- .ticalli" the same articles Uiat would be iised in Canada under condi- tions. Each company, ters La furntshed with first class engi- neering and surveying and each carries ons survejori ithe, regular survey pSrly.1. practically everything is' neces- sary in building a culverls, bridges and .nil-dings anil: the laylng and ballasting of Ihe size of Ibe outfit can he Judged i from Iho fact that it look three train J ,loads, totalling 130 cars to mpyn ilia. 'battalion from Its former IpcaUo'u in1 j France to Its present one.. j.The-batta-j lion's headquarters staff and move about in ri'ltvay'cars (hat' have been fitted up specially for the 1 purpose. These comprise an office .car lor the officer commanding; an'd Ibe second In.command; orderly room in which the battalion's regular business, including preparation of plans and reports, etc., is carried on; tool car, meaaiDg car, cooXlng car, and two sleeping cira. The ballallou also- uarrios with It a pile tus, Tvhich was built in FrancG, and oc- should not undercs- (Imnted. Some of them are liuilt In summpr when Ihe ground Is dry, and when _it Is possiule lo operalo them wilhbul ballast, "and of course whan comes on, the maintenance Is a very big matter, the ballallon's es- perlence last .winter being, lhal In some 'cases It look 20 men per mile, which Is very large when It Is consid- ered that two or three men per will maintain standard gauge rail- ways In Canada. For ballast, brick from ruined towns and villages IB hauled In and tamped'underneath the steel ties, and where ballast Is not ob- IL Is necessary to salvage hoards, pieces of planks, sheets- ot galvanized iron, or whatever ts avail- able, to be laid' lODglludlnally'undcr the track to keep it-frora sinking Into the mud, so -that.'" operations can be carried on and rations and munltiona carried Up to the men a', the front. A good not only consirucllon bul maintenance had to be done al times .wealher conditions would not -permit Uic. enemy's viewing the bat- "talton, otherwise heavy casualties would have resulted. This necessitat- ed the doing of considerable work al night, and the choosing of dull and foggy days, xvhicu were not uncom- mon, for, the rest. The lines .of course weio built 33 far as possible so as not lo be under observation, but could not always he done. lines were laken over from the French, in order to keep things going, It was necessary for-the bat- I a lion, nol only to handle maintenance and construction, but operation also. The operation wna very novel and pleasing to Iho men, and the locomo- tive men and firemen, filters, etc., :were brought Into -play. This was their work, and they were right al home again. The battalion was able to furnish 25 locomotive men atelj-. KIVATE; HOSPITAL iv.o and UalFrnflj Home.' 11H Till Arrnui T. S. FETTERLY, LEADING FUNER. al direclfir laiiil'.licensed cmbalmer, moi.or or Unrse'tJriven hcnrscs. Par- IIouso. Olficft phone filjl) Residence phono 1176. Op- en MacKAY. Direc- tor! inj Pricllul Hmbalmeri; cliict SO'J 3rd 8. Pnon? Alwayj utrw MISS GLADYS ATTREE. HOLDS clasFea. Jn Lall-rdoTn, fancy, oriental and classical for children and ntlulls at the Y.M.C.A. every Thursdjy-and-Friday. For particu- lars aid anpolntiuents for private lessons, phone on Thursday and Fri- day. 1635. 257-0 huure nenE.cnuired to wit'h E orZon r- mil. They arc collapsible and arc ut lreal Iho battalion was at once l ".o the light and.put on account ot the mud, shell holes, etc., -.Bto 's "vf an lor months. Water -WAS being hauled a mile day, Including gradlne In railway lank, and dumped Into I11aylf F a reservoir, and on several c-3 bo 1iajdlci the consumption was Bach thai tho ?r i, 1" nearly emptied before Of fact they all had nick- II.-. tailor, and 11 was fount! necessary to WBB sP'enaia. lay ft. of 6 in. pipe lino, and to 1 On standard gauge H'ort in that area pump Ihe water against a, head uprlng Ihc battalion bulll alto nearly 300 ft. The pumps anil other about CO miles of track, the material were quickly secured and the I portion ol which Is double excavation for the laying of Iho mains tracked, and the lino was of such Im nnd Iho derated water -tanks were po'tanre that It was ballasted wllh started at once. It waJ tinlalned lo-J trusted rock. A largo volume of traf the men lhal the work must bo com- 1 nc la belnS carried over It. It iraa plcted In less Ihati two weeks' time, Mown up In ono or two places by the and notwllhslandlng Iho terrible wea-jpucmy during _cpnatrlicllon, but quick encountered, the ayfltem In operation on the tenth day. From the above mentioned work and location the ballaCcn WAS suddenly moved on lo Jlghl railways on a por- tion of Iho western fronl. Two weeks afterward It took over a portion of tho French area, which vraa further aug- mented fit a later date, arid during last winter the battalion not only Lho maintenance1 of all Iho light rail- ways on tlit western front at Iho Six I.'ghl and maintenance companies of 250 men each, were organlzeil and worked the Inllallon, under iw insirdc- ,tion on Ihfs work. I' aad Ihe dimcuUlea ol niaintcQanco Vcd ly repaired without casualties. This line was. carried go close to tho flln dcnburg line that Ilio army command deeded II vrlso ID discontinue the work, which the men of Ihe battalion were only loo anxious al the time to carry on The battalion Is now In a now area nnd on a very agreeable piece of work where lls'cxpcrlcncea will not be quite so strenuous as they were at a nrovl ous location. Klnco spring the halla llon'a cnulpmcnt hsa been brought up lo what It should he, anil U Is now In a (ttsllEon to do gwd work. Wlthou !ho use of an American trnek lay.ftg the battalion accomplished a mile and Ihrce-ouarlcrs. of stamlan laying In a single Equipment Co, Ltd, lib Bouib. 1011, Bo South. i SECOND' HANU'STORl', NORTH WARD SECOND .HAND Sloro, ThlrlciMilb St. tura bougnl tail Rold. Repair's ncatiy ciccuicd. F.' A. lioctn; 1'rop. Ebono 1155. o WATERS' PURITY BpTTLINO WORKS, COR. fourth Foiirlh St.; .Mfgj, of Aerated Wilen >DI) CldJln. Tele. pliono 1M.1. 'ft Si 0 Phone Pi 0. 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