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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta AuauiT i, rut, Ti HeraM MR. tVCT CHARGE In an appeal to the workingnieu of Leth bridge on Monday night last W. 6. Ives made the, statement tbat thi- ish.in! brinks, feir Alhsri? >eing printed '.by a scab printing offi- t far Daily Printing lawful at eta. Bound Bt. Aifeflftev W; A. BUOHANAM. Oi- 2.M IJI Daily, thme mootK Oftttr. OM Bootfe, Oiiiy, OBeVyear, by mail Daily, six moatta, by mail Daily, by nail Herald, oae year........ I-M AddrceWe cnAnfed M often aa but both aod old addrecs be Ut 1.71 M THE SCHOOL BOOK CONTRACT Mr. Haultain has been telling the people of Saskatchewan that the new school books for Alberta and Sas- katchewan, were the Amer- ican Book Co., hut Premier Scott has satisfied the electors of Saskatche- wan that the Opposition leader, does not know what" he is talking about. The books are not printed nor bound, nor touched in any way by the American Book Co. Alter Moran who is a publisher purely, and not a printer or binder, secured the read- ers contract, he called for tenders for the binding both Canada and the States. -The Bra- naards of New York won the contract for printing and binding. The fact that the boofcs are bejug printed in New. York is true. Natu ally we would prefer this work to be done in Canada and especially in Alberta. But what are the condi- tions the book publish, ing business, in Canada. Let the Canadian Courier an Independent Canadian weekly of the highest stand- ard tell us: "There is no doubt that it is wel that Canada should print its own school books. Nevertheless it is also true that these can be.produced in New York or Boston more econoin ically and more quickly than in Canada. There are firms there with special equipment and better ma chinery who can produce the book at a speed utterly impossible here They have case making machines for example, which make case faster than twenty-five caseanaker can produce them by hand. Th same is true of other details o manufacture. Canadian boo binderies are poorly equipped am their work does not compare witl those of the United States or Grea Britain. Our school books are, grr eraily speaking, vastly inferior t those made in the other two coun tries." Was not the government.of Albert following the right course in makin a contract with a Canadian putflishin house for school books' of a high clas at a price lower than any othe house would tender? The parents o Albeita want their children provide with the best brwks available and the government secures these book at a bargain, the are tha much better satisfied. As to the books, the Courier, vrhic by the way is edited by John Cooper, a leading Toronto Conserv tive and a member of the Ontari school text book commission, saj-s As to the question of value, th two concerned seem to have made a good bargain. Th books have been examined by th writer, who has also an intimat knowledge of nearly all the bes readers, American and British and he cannot but admit that the are in some respects the finest se of school readers yet The cases are well made; each boo is bound front and back with linen hinge; the stitching, papt and type are first class in c- respect. Mechanically the book are splendid specimens of th book maker's art. Their cost the governments, who will suppl free, is as follows: Prime 13.68 cents; first book, 16.53 cents second book.. 13.91 cents; thir book, 23.75 cents; and fourth bool> 27.36 cents. Considering the qua uy of the work and the number o page.s in each, the price does nc seem excessive. Moreover, th publisher must deliver the book free at the provincial capitals. In a reeent speech Premier Scot of Saskatchewan said that while M Haultain was at ;he head of affair in the Terriiorier, the people paid for poor books, the cost price Vi which was forty ci-nts. this Morang contract the government buys books for whoso cost price is 77 up to contents, not made in New York, but by the best western Canadian educa- tionalists, with good pripor. fine priming bifniiiig iiic very o :-t. Given the same contents, paper, etc.. a book could be made ton times more valuable by being better bound. For aschool book the binding was irn. pohant. The better binding of the Morang book made it worth throe i times as much the bonks submit- ted by the Canada Publishing Co. No denial is made that the first edition of thr> books is ooing printed in New York. A? the time was books being required for the next school commencing next contractors were allowed to receive the first edition from New York. The Moranp Co. purpose installing a ful- ly modern plant and. will print the remaindi-r o! th? editions under their contract. of gossip and to the platform It was a serious charge to ut like nearly all the insinuations Conservative party makes against opponents ii was absolutely with. ut foundation. Mr.. Ives evidently stens icn rushes making any investigation rhatever and makes a statement that e cannot prove. But a circumstance uch as that docs not affect the Con- ervative campaigners. Their policy is nd has been always to misrepresent he Liberal party. In Mr. cas could not to a bit of legis- ation that had been passed by his Pat. Mike arid down hi a trench digging u.uruin. "Heitfho." said Mike, "phwnt wud ye do, Denny, me bye, if yez had u. million "Phwat wud I do, is it? Well, I'll tell ye; tht first thintf'd bo wan av thim utteruiobiles. and the uext'd bo u big diauion' in me shirt front. Phwat'd you be afther dohi', "I think the first thing, Denny, I'd buy the owld woman a grand house, a fine driiss aud uiesilf e. new pipe and a fast i'hwat wud ye be doing. "Well, I'll tell replied Mike thoughtfully, "I'd go up to the fin- party so he tries to injure hte oppoiUjest hotel I could find a-ul >nts, who, while in power Ed. momoii and Ottawa, have been true riends of the laboring classes, by circulating a statement, that the Al- geria government was patronizing a scab printing shop. The School books are .being print. d by a union shop. The Morang Co., the publishers of and surely their the books say so definite statement s worthy of acceptance. Labor men need iuture ical platform. They will find that in his eagerness to bolster up his cause, he is prepared to slander he Liberal party without reason. to discount Mr. statements on the poli- OUR POINT OF VIEW Mr. Ives is evidently a graduate of the Foster school of politicians. Xo, .Jir. Ives, the school books arc ot being printed in. a scab shop. The Canadian Courier figures it out that the annual cost of readers for Saskatchewan would be In Alberta the figure would likely be less. Now would any saue publisher in this province put in a plant of the high standard necessary to turn out these books, when the entire outlay would be only Would it be Q. sound investment'? Just about as much as for the Herald to invest in machinery to turn out all the embossed printing that is clone in this city. The investment would be much greater than the revenue. best room in the house, and thin I'd go t' bed and tell 'em to call mo at six ia the marniu'." "And phwat'd ye be at six iu th' uiarnm' wid ri million dol- inquired' the puzzled Mike. replied Pat, "I'd wait till they'd come an' knock iu ine durr, an' thiu I'd yell: 'Go to th' doa't have t' git A certain spinster was being con- doled with because she had no hus- band. she said. "I don't want a husband. I'm just as well off. You see, I have a dog and he growls; I have a parrot and he swears; 1 have a cat and he stays out sights. why should I get Wtgstaffs NEW Strawberry j Jam 51b. 71b. tins Just Received. Ttetattey Co, ltd, Jl Itstura Stationery: Co. ltd. tte tEtMrfyeMile i GET YOUR AT GERMAN'S FAUST AT OLIVER'S HALL TO- NIGHT The Porter J. White Company pre seating Goethe's immortal "Faust" is booked to at Oliver's Hall this evening. The character of Mar- guerite is entrusted to the care of itiss Olga Verne and she proves thoroughly Miss Verne acts the part uud looks it, she makes up beautifully, she is graceful, ingen- ious, sweetly innocent and possesses a fine %'oice. Altogether she is in- deed an ideal Marguerite. Miss Verne is supported by n most excellent company oi fifteen metropolitan play ers including Frederick .1. Wilson, who is all that can be desired in his presentation of "his Satanic majes- ty." The scenic effects are a mar- vel and complete settings are carried for the entire six acts. Owing to tlie installation of our new" and up-to-date printing piaut ou the pre- mises TAKE NOTICE that if you need any print- ing done quickly, iieatlyt with up-to-date typo, J from a visiting card to a 16 sheet newspaper, why call ou us. No Order too'-Ijiirgc No Order too Small Fancy Stationery, Rubber Stamps, Tally Cards, Pie- tiire Post Cards. LCTHBRIDGE ALTA. I! Havre, July, the Interna- tional regatta here yesterday Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock won the race-for 70 footers, OR. C. C. CRAGG Physician and Surgeon. Office over Higinbotham's Drug Store Phone Office 125. House 94. Office to 11 a.m., to p.m., 7 to 8 p in 4e Mayor's Dad's council have placed the mat- ter of the bylaw before the people and now it is up to them for the say-so. The statement of the by- law has been printed and the figures have been given out to the press. Of course these did not explain every- thing, and there may be lots of things that the ratepayers wont to know before they are prepared to do their marking behind the curtain. Dad and the rest of the bunch that legislate for this great centre are very anxious that the people should be made wise on detail of ths affair and are prepared to tell all they know about it and when that is told there will not be much left to tell for what Dad does not know about this matter is not worth stay- ing up all night to find out. I am prettj- sure that if the ratepayers show any anxiety for a public expla- nation of the whole business that Dad would heartily in sympathy with a proposition to hold a public meeting for that purpose. Making speeches is not Dad's long and hasty but when he has got to do it he is Vfherewillyou Spend yourVacalion? If you are for a place providing excellent hunting. M fishing, boating, etc., combined with magnificent sceuery and unexcelled hotel accommodation, come to CROW'S NEST and stay at the SUMMIT HOTEL Rates and up ANDY GOOD, Proprietor Dunlop Detachable Auto Tire Dunlop Clincher Tire Best Bargains in City Real Estate TkrC. 1. Inui Put Iff ice Ifeft Ran 211 FtOrtSSIONAL CA1DS ALVIN RIPLEV CCOUNTING, AUDIT! NO, COL- LECT iONS and RENTALS Fire, Lift and Accident Insurance Room 6 Whituey Block NOTICE TO UNO BUYERS I have 1 Section of tfood farm land vrith 5 miles of fence and frame house 20. x 24, frame shed stable 14x50, fX) acres in oats, 1-3 of crop going to buyer, a good well of water at the house, also 1-2- Section of raw prairie. New railroad survey through both. and 12 miles from- railroad now with good roads, and same. at a snap price. Don't buy of anyone else til you see this and save real estate man's commission. Address N. H. MURRAY Box 495, or Brown Poultry Near Fair Grounds Ranch HITCH To A STAR? ST. JOHN MONTREAL DUNLOP TIRE fie RUBBER GOODS CO, Limited TORONTO Manitoba Depot and Tire Repair WorKs 48 St. Winnipeg, Man. VANCOUVER WINNIPEG wouUl doubtless be an audience of some dimensions if a meeting was called. Perhaps the Ratepayers As- sociation will do the calling and ask Residence 111 18 a CD ift J 4 .a Alberta Realty Co Lethbridge Alberta t Coal, Ice and PRAYING Western Transfer Co. LONG BROS.Proprietors Office opposite Balmoral o N E: es goods every time, the spoutcr for tho would have no ob- there with the Aid. Ives is crowd and jection to giving another "lu- cid" speech on the subject. Pub- jvitl IIarum- lie meetings are not a favorite form of dissipation in August but there the council to representation there to do at least a small part of the talking. I merely make these rcmarks in passing. aH the same Da- Pioneer Book Store Magazine Stand Today Has Red Book McClnre Pearson Mnnsey Everybody Scrap Book ot-FRIKi Live Wire, etc. FOR AUGUST R. SUE t i O Some of the few expressed critics of the bylaw have uttered some cri- council's action in the expenditures in They say that ticism of the putting all one bylaw. Dad was a little leery about getting the purchase of the electric plant through and bunched the 'very nec- essary items of the new stand force main and septic tank with it so as to be sure that the whole shoot would go through. There docs not seem to be any real foundation for any surh criticism. If they iook- ed at the situation as regards the power necessary to continue operating issues of debentures are very hard "to j the pumping station for one thing sell. If a price worth while is to be they would see that the installation of a civic power plant is just as ur- gnnt a necessity as any of the others. got, the amount of the debenture must he worth placing on the market A debenture for or A careful study of the'whole situa-jfor a septic tank bylaw would go tion will reveal to them clearly that j begging a long time before any kind the whole business is very urgent and no part can be left out with any bet- of a price could be secured. Dad and his council have taken the matter tor reason than any of the others. If into their nuist scrums consideration any were matters of policy it might j and no one doubts for a moment well to separate them but in every case it is a matter of necessity and urgent necessity at that. If any separation could possibly take pince I people can rest assured that their their disinterested public spirit. Hav- ing spent a great deal of time and care in studying the subject, the it would IMJ on the question raised Aid. Cunningham but even then it would lie a Won to separate the purchase and the removal of the plant and mnkc two separate bylaws for items. Dad did a proper thing in bunching the whole works. Another consideration in this side of the question in thnt small best has been embodied in the bvlaw. RUBERVAL HOTEL DESTROYED Montreal. July reached here this afternoon of the total de- struction by fire of the Hotel Rob- at Robcrvaln on Lake St. tho monetary placed at Food Ibt Perfect SrtsliiBie Hoiber's KQk Nesle's Foocl a complete diet in itself. It requires no millc to prepare, but is ready for the botlle when mixed with water. il is macJe frcn: so treated and tKat it contains all the constituents ot molher's miik, in a ioim will digested anu assimiiafsd. If you cannot your baby, don't risk its by feeding cows' milk. Use Nesde's Food and protect the baby against summer stomach andi bowel troubles. fifi THE LEEM1NG MILES CO. LIMITED, ST. LAWRENCE BOULEVARD. MONTREAL Write {or a large free sample of NWle't Food and copy our new book The Care and Feeding of Infants.11 PROMPTED by the rapid- ly increasing demand lor Bath Room Fixtures, we have just received a very beautiful line of new and artistic designs covering a wide range o[ prices. The. Fixtures arc of tlie finest, most durable nickle plate, and such tbat you could not but. be interested in their beauty aud utility. It would be a pleasure to have you call and ex- amine them whether you are an intending pur- chaser or not. C.W. GRAY HARDWARE LETHBRIDGE ALTA. First-class Cafe OR. W. 9. QALBRAITH Physician, )ffice Rwipath St. 9 a.m., 2-3 1-% p.m. MADAM NORMAN Tcaeher of pianoforte, orcau; oioe production. or ory or advanced. Coach tuf for Howard Crabb HAMILTON YOUNG tod Block. t, K.C., D.C.L., 8. Morton JOHM, C. L CONY6EARE JONES Barristers, Office: Conybeare Block. Art.. W. C. SIMMONS BarritUr, Etc. Office: Soutbard Block. R. 6. ADO (SON o. c. MOORE Fun.r.1 Director .nd Presbyterian Office !02. Residence 136. F. B. -ROLF8ON ARCHITECT Room 9 Whitney. JAS. A. MACOONALO ARCHITECT Southard Block, Redpath Lfthbridgo, -Alia. JTHE MISSES BROOK FashionabU Jhiidren's Clothes and Plain Sewing 41 Argyle Avanue _ _. WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION Sleet in Methodist' Wesley Church every third Friday in the month at 3-30 p. m. Visitors always welcome. MRS. A. E. HUMPHRIES, MRS. CHAS. McCLENAGHAN, Socretarj Lethbridge Lodfe (39) A. F. fit A. M., G. R. A. R.i-gulaj meeting night, the third Thursday of each month in the'' Masonic Hall, P. 0. Block, at-8 p.m. Visiting brethren will always receive a hearty welcome. A.C.M'ESSER, G.y.STORKEY. Secretary, P. 0. BoxsJb37 Meets 1st and iird Mondays in K. of "P Hall ut 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren are cordially iimted. S. G. DAVIES, W.P 24-ly T. J. WHITE, W. S Meets id K. of P Hall last Thursday of month. Visiting Brethren Welcome J. F. ROGERS, CJR A. NEIDIG, F.S. LuTHBRIDGE NO. 3o C. B. P. O. E. Meets on the stcond Tuesday of each month at 8.15 p.m. E. A. SHAIIMAN, M. PRIEST. E. K. Secretary. Lodge Pride of Alberta, No. 293. Sons of taijIaQi Saetit Societ) in the of Hall evprj first and third Thursday in the month lit 8 p.m. Visiting Irethren always wel Walter W. Frcii T. Bor 57. CARROLL Ledfc No. NORTH-WEST ASSOCIATION Qt STATIONARY ENGINEERS Meet in the Labor Mall every nod and fourth- Mondays in month. Employers certificated en- gineers, and out of employ- ment, would do well to with na. ROBERT NEVIN. ChieL .W. A. DIOKSON, Secretary. ;