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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta ALTA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, If Daily Herald Printed by Daily Herald Printing Co.. Ltd., every lawful evening at its office. Bound St., Lethbridfe. ilbtrta, Canada W. A. BUCHANAN, Managing Oi- Editor Rates Daily, one year, delivered ......14.00 Daily, six delivered 2.00 Daily, three months, delivered 1.00 Daily; one month, delivered X Daily, one year, by mail 8.00 Daily, six months, by mail 1.75 Daily, three.months, by mail.. .86 WmtJy one year 1-50 Addresses changed as often as de. tired, but both new and old address must be given. FOREIGNERS ARE LOYAL There has been a persistent effort made by many people in Canada par- ticularly by the political opponents of the Government, to discredit the foreign population that has come to the country since the present Gov- ernment came into office. It has been charged that these people do not and SUN FIR r. The oldest Insurance Office In the world FOUNDED A.m. 1710 ftl-CENTENAlY 1010 HOME OFFICE t LONDON. ENGLAND Sum Toronto, H. M. C. B. BOWMAN, AGENT, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. considerable experience on the fire brigades of Boston, Mass., and Tampa Florida, and had excellent records, being promoted to lieutenant and lat- er to captain. He will doubtless put that intel- ligence and enthusiasm which has character izpfl man. into his work as fire chief and doubtless will make a most efficient one. will not make good citizens and thatjier Rutherford i thev are a menace to the country. to do what was RIGHT and BEST for the town, and furthermore that the town needed all the license tees, and thereupon passed a by-law, i-harging on the first table, on the second and all additional tables, making for the pool hails us rhey are at present, the highest license in Alberta, and mokes it prohibitory on the east side of the street and a monopoly on the west side iu uiy opinion, and in the opin- ion of a great inocy others. I will state furthermore that if the licenses had been restored which, were fifty auti forty-five per table, the town woukl have received 5155 more per year for license revenue, and also re- ceived S2S.S8 more for electric ligbts Edmonton, Alta., April: which makes more than they will now receive. Looking for a URGING C P R. TO BUILD ELEVATORS The practical results of the grain Calffary during the These statements received a certain amount of attention and. belief from those who have not seen these for- eigners or who have seen only the clasis that has drifted into centres such as Winnipeg. It is no more fair to judge the foreign population of the West by the element found in the slums of Winnipeg than to judge' the white settlers of the West on the same basis. As a complete answer to the charge that these people will not make loyal citizens comes the announcement that the "Euthenians of Northern Al- berta are petitioning the government for permission to organize a regiment of infantry for the nation's defence. Next to the Doukhobors probably the month of February last, are begin- ning to make themselves apparent. The C. P. R. see a solution of the grain blockade in. Southern Alberta, and an opportunity of breaking up the alleged elevator combine -by ship- ping the wheat west instead ipf. east. The commission men in anticipation 01 the western movement of the win- ter wheat arc opening up branch, of- fices in Calgary, where they can make a better bid for the trade of Alberta. Elevator.companies which .are on the ground now are building more elevat- ors this season and new companies are entering the field. The G-. W. Murphy commission firm of Winnipeg will shortly have an office in Cal- gary and several others are already brighter future. S. N. PRATT. Ruthenians have- come in for the located. The Imperial Elevator Co.. most abuse. Yet these very people, are, of their own accord, taking steps to place themselves in a posi- tion to help defend the empire when the chances are that the first enemy to be met with will be their former fellow-countrymen, who ,are closely allied with Britain's greatest present j enemy. These people may not be as well educated as the majority of English- speaking settlers and their ideals in some "ways may be different but have never given any evidence of disloyalty' nor of any wish to escape the duties of citizenship. In fact, numerous instances similar to the in- cident'referred to although not so striking might be cited to show that these people are fast assuming- the full responsibilities of citizenship in their adopted country. WORK FOR BOARD OF TRADE A number of elevator companie are talking of coming to Alberta t- operate. Here is a chance for the Board of Trade to get busy and ge in touch with these firms and to persuade Uhein 'that Lethbridge is the "most desirable place for them to make their headquarters. The needs of this district for more elevators should be communicated to these ele vator cbmpaniesl livery shipping point m the province should have at least fwo elevators as a comparative guarantee of fair treatment as well as top prices for the grain growers Lethbridge is in a position to com- mand attention as a centre for head- quarters of companies busi- ness in' Southern Alberta and this fact should be impressed upon com- panies that are coming to these parts to operate. OUR POINT OF VIEW Lethbridge is becoming beautiful. The Agricultural Society grounds wil" make splendid recreation for the city if fitted up properly. The general question among neigh- bors is "Have you done your Leth bridge beautiful stunt yet." The workingmen of Ontario will have a rod in pickle for Sir James Pliny Whitney for awarding .the school book contract to the T. Eaton Co. The little excitement there was in Alberta and Saskatchewan will be nothing to the uproar that will be raised in Ontario. Lethbrdge is fast becoming a lead- ing financial centre. The banks are recognizing the advantage of getting in here early and getting a share of the rapidly expanding business of this district. The future of Lethbridge if no gamble but is beyond a doubt one of the finest in Canada. Financial institutions of all kinds have ap- parently got the vision of this city's future and are anxious to be a party to it. The man, firm or corporation that intends putting up a place of busi- ness, or to secure larger quarter; should get- after the property right away. The price of business pro- perty is going up fast and will never be as cheap it is today. Now is the time for the city to buy sites (or a city hall and for new fire that will necessarily be built within the next few The increase in the valve of the property will more than offset the money spent on in- teresV on tine investment. The appointment of Sergt. Kroninf to he toe chief in iMoetsion to Chief a trflmle to the excellent he has rendered the eity while police towe. Ki has of Winnipeg, are said to be preparing for fifteen elevators "in Alberta this season. This paints to Calgary be- the winter wheat market instead of In view of the great influx of set- tlers which the wheat belt experienc- ed last full, and the great increase in the wheat shipments which will have to be handled this year, the grain buyers operating in Alberta are anxious to have elevator accommoda- tion in. Vancouver as soon as pos- sible. Wm. "VVhyte, general manager of the C. P. R.. is at present at Vancouver looking over the situa- tion. A further step will be made short- ly. A_Eulietin representative learned this morning that L. P." Strong, or the Alberta Elevator Co., Geo. Harcourt,