Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Letlibrldge Daily Herald. Saturday, August FOE room house and stable, one block from Gait Square. Will give long term ground lease to suitable tenant if desired. FOR ft. x 157 ft. facing east in Block 1, Duff Addition, Pay- able cash, balance month. 3 Corner lots on Oourtland St., close in, Easy terms. 2 lots on Oourtland St., just east of Westminster, 5 modern 7 room houses in Eiverview FOB SALE or BENT. We have a large assortment of excellent building lots in all parts 6f the city at low prices and good terms. Also a fine list of large and small modern houses for sale on easy terms. Representing: F. C. LOWES COMPANY North American Life Assurance Co. London Guarantee and Accident Co. Phoenix Assurance Co. Limited of London Offices at Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, High River, Nanton, Vancouver By J. Miller McConnell COPYRIGHT BY PUBLISHERS PRESS, 1910. Is Canada producing hefDroportiorv of great men, great politicians, grea't captains of industry, great financiers, great teachers and scholars, great lit- terateurs, great jurists, great journal- ists and men great in all those walks of life which bring out the best that is in the sons of a progressive -country? The opportunities of a country count for a great deal in the development of the talent that is in men and the man- ner in which1 those opportunities are seized and developed to -the highest LORD MOUNT STEPHEN plane of effeclency constitute the an- swer to the question. Canada is essentially a land of op- portunity, a land greatly varied in un- developed riches. Tremendous strides have beou made in the development of what Nature has provided and the" fu- ture is full of hope for further progress along those lines. Canada's great men who before had great visions of the futarc; SIR THOMAS SHAUGHNESSY not because tiey were dreamers, but because they labored and built founda- tions in which they" had great faith. They made possible the truthful enun- .cialion of that notable saying of Sir WilfridXaurier to the effect'that the nineteenth century belonged to the United States but the twentieth cen- tury was Canada's No matter how richly favored a country may be in Nature's dower many years might pass before the at- tainment of her destiny were not the men available properly equipped in those traits of character essential to the creation of -the economic condi- tions necessary to secure the best re- sults. Capital combined witu foresight and industrial confidence, coupled with un- tiring energy, and zeal, are among the requirements and in having these Can- ada can thank her great men. They have developed and are still develop- ing her resources and making the brano. "Made in Canada" favorably known in the marts of the world. -The position -the Dominion has assumed, not only as the foremost of the outly- ing .sections of the British Empire but in. the estimation of all civilized na- tions, is a tribute to her great men and a striking evidence that our op- portunities have not been neglected. Strathcona Conspicuous A few of the men -whose life story is practically the -history of Canada's rise to '-prominence are still living. Many have gone to their reward but more than ever are in process of de- velopment. Of the former class Lord Strathcona stands out conspicuously. His is a remarkable story. From an obscure start in one of the most dis- tant and uniniviting posts on the North American continent Donald Smith hewed his way along until to- day he occupies one of the most dis- tinguished and honorable positions in the gift of his adopted ada's High Commissioner at .the seat of Empire. When the full story of his achievement comes to -be written, which in tlie natural course of' events cannot be many years removed now. it will constitute a volume of intense and- thrilling interest, a .striking dem- onstration of the adage that truth is stranger than- ficion.. How he rose from a position of penury and priva- tion to be a peer of the realm, with the wealth of a. Croesus combined with the philanthropy of a judicious but extremely generous nature, affords material for a narrative of intense hu- man interest. His early association with the Hudson Bay Company, his part in the stirring events of the trou- bles in the northwest of a quarter of a century ago, his connection with Canada's great railway enterprises and numerous industrial ventures, and his parliamentary associations, will each furnish chapters refreshing and absorbing in their attractiveness. Lord Mount Stephen is another of Canada's adopted sons who contribu- ted largely by his business ability, and foresight in giving this country a hand in the early days of its commercial expansion when strong men ly needed. Like Lord Strathcona, who by 'the way is his cousin, he gave lib- erally of the fortune he built up in assisting works of charity. Although now making his home in England he is still greatly interested in Canada's welfare. Sir Charles Tupper occupies a posi- tion .unique in the political annals of Canada. Although well advanced in years he still watches with keen inter- est the progress of his native land from his adopted home in England. He took an active part in the exciting po- litical events preceding Confederation and was largely instrumental in bring- ing Nova Scotia into line with the oth- HON. RICHARD McBRIDE er provinces in forming what is now the Dominion. After serving his coun: try. for a time as a cabinet minister he went to London as High Commis- sioner. In" 1896 he returned to this country and became Premier for a brief period but soon retired with his party. He left-the impress of his mas- ter mind on the country and his name will go down in history as one of Can- ada's greatest sons. Edward Blake is another per- sonage who bulked largely in the po litical annals of the He is now laid aside with old age and in- firmities but his strong character always be remembered, particularly by the Liberal party of which he was once leader. Sir Wilfrid Laurier Sir Wilivid Laurier, who succeeded Mr. Blake as leader of the Liberals and afterwards became premier, is one of the greatest-statesmen this coun- try has ever produced. He it was who an Alberta Railway d Irriation Co. Are offering for sale the cheapest lots on the market eacb situated nortti of the track The Alberta Ry. and Irrigation Co. LORD STRATHCONA claimed the twentieth century as Can- ada's and proceeded to see that the as- sertion was no idle boast. Among the political leaders of the day Mr. R. L. Borden, who now guides the destines of the Conservative party in opposition to the leadership of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, is entitled to a place in the role of Canada's great men. In retired life, has played an important part in laying the foundations of great railway and other works, the success of which have, proved the excellence and skill with which they were plan- ned. Of late years he has been keenly interested in the All Red cable project and if he has not witnessed the con- sumation of his hopes in that connec- tion he has seen great strides towards that end. Railroad Leaders After the work' of such men as Sir Sandford has been completed great builders must follow and in securing the services of such men as Sir Wil- liam. Van Home, Sir Thomas Shaugh- nessy, Mr. Charles Melville Hays, Wil- liam Mackenzie and D. D. Mann, Can- ada has been specially fortunate. The record of the two former in connec- tion with the Canadian Pacific is of too extensive a nature to go into in detail besides which it is well known to the present generation to require elaboration. The work of Mr. Charles M. Hays in the rejuvenation of the Grand Trunk system will go down "in history as an achievement of no mean order SIR-WILFRID LAURIER but it is of secondary 'importance when his great scheme of extending the road to the Pacific Ocean is considered. Messrs. Mackenzie and Mann are now engaged in a task of herculean proportions in building their road, the Canadian Northern, to the Pacific Coast and linking up disconnected sec- tions to constitute a third transcon- tinental system. They both stand out SIR LOMER GOUIN boldly, in the ranks of great builders. In a growing country it is of import- ance to have skillful financial advisers and in that respect too Canada has been fortunate. Capital in plenty must be attracted to build up the country's great enterprises and make the pro- duction of its resources profitable. Sir tions of the country, whose names can only be mentioned in passing. They include Messrs. R. B. Angus, James Ross, Hon. Robert JVIackay, Charles R. Hosmer, Hon. K. George A. Cox, Hon. L. Melvin Jones, Hon. W. C. Edwards, Sir H. Montagu Allan, Hon. L. J. get, Sir Henry Pelaltt and others. In developing Canada's iron and steel industries great generalship has been "displayed by such men as J. H. D. D. MANN Plummer, Graham Fraser, T. J. Drjim- mond, George E. Drummond, Robert E. Harris and C. S. Wilcox. Assisting Education In broadening the educational facil- ities and advantages of the Dominion no name stands out so prominently as that of Sir William Macdonald. His generous assistance to McGill Univers- ity, pales into insignificance compar- ed with his achievement in building single handed that already famous in- stitution of learning. Canada is famous -for her wheat pro- duction and one would naturally ex- pect that flour milling industries would -be an incidental industry. Two men who stand out prominently in that connection are Messrs. Robert Meighen and F. W. Thompson. In the Field of Journalism In the field of journalism Canada has kept pace with development along other lines and among the prominent men of the land should be classed such publishers and journalists as Sir Hugh Graham, John Ross Robertson. J. E. Atkinson, J. S. Willison, Dr. Mac- donald, Hon. Robert Jaffray, W. Den- nis, Stewart Lyon, M. E. 'Nichols, R. B. Harris, P. D. Ross, L. D. Taylor, Hon. Carter Cotton. Prominent among the political lead- ers should be mentioned Hon. Richard McBride, premier of British Columbia, who is looked .upon as one of the- com- ing men in the Conservative party; Hon. W. S. Fielding, Minister of Fin- ance; Sir Richard Cartwright, Minis- ter of Trade and Commerce; Hon. Ro- dolphe Lemieux, Postmaster General; Sir Lomer Gouin, premier of Quebec; Sir James Whitney, premier of Ontar- io; and Sir George Ross, former pre- mier of Ontario, now a member of the Canadian Senate. Such noted jurists as Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, chief justice of the Su- preme Court of Canada, Canada's pre- mier Irish citizen; Sir Louis Jette, chief justice of the Superior Court of Quebec and former Lieut. Governor of that province, are entitled to a niche in the Hall-of Fame, as are men like Hon. James Dunsmuir, British Columbia's former Lieut. Governor, and leading captain of industry, and Archibishop Bruchesi, of Montreal, the Roman Catholic prelate whose temper- ance campaign has given a lead to the temperance forces of the whole Do minion. In the world of literature such men as Dr. Andrew Macphail, DrvStephen Leacock, Ralph Connor, Sir Gilbert Parker, Robert Barr and others have done much to make Canada known in the four corners of the world. WM. MACKENZIE a difficult position Mr. Borden has conducted his cause with rare tact and generalship. In another sphere of endeavor Sir Sanford Fleming, the famous engineer, although now living a comparatively SIR SANDFORD FLEMING Edward Clouston, Bart, as president of the Canadian Bankers Association, and the probable successor to the pres- idency of the Bank of Montreal, stands out prominently in that connection. Sir -Byron Walker, president of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, has also been a guiding force of great benefit to the country. There is a host of notable financial men, prominent in connection with the leading NO REASON TO BE DISCOURAGED Special Attention! Charles H. Kerr, Auctioneer Having received instructions from sev- o eral owners of city property, -will sell. by public auction at a later date, several parcels of splendid city property. Other entries invited. Particulars and terms, apply to The Golden West Realty Co. CRABB STREET Phone 623. J.B.Wilkle D.King DO YOU REALJZE that now, during general depression, is the time to PRICES Aft E LOW. Everyone anxious to-sell! We can'buy cheaper and give you the benefit. DO YOU KNOW we are selling on the easiest "terms. We will wait until the land produces the money and pays for itself. SeyeraL., good places in Cardston and Kimball districts. 'of WE BUY LAND FOR you 'need money come and see We have a plan that will interest you. WE BUY LAND FOR CASH. ;L1ST WITH US. FARM SECURITY COMPANY GROW APPLES AT FRUIT VALE WEST KOOTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA and live in comfort. Tou can live in an ideal climate, enjoy fine, scenery, hunting and fishing, and make more money on an, ORCHARD TRACT at FRU1TVALE, than you can on 160 acres of prairie land. GROW APPLES, pears, plums, peaches, poultry, AND GROW RICH. .Others are doing not YOU? Splendid climate. High winds and dust storms unknown. Proofs, plans, FRUITVALE LIMITED, 23 Ward ow W'HAT GENERAL iFRENCH IS RECOMMENDIN< Wants Militia Ready For the Better Staffs and Longer Training Ottawa, Aug. is stated those who should be in a position to know, that the report of General Sir John French on the conditions obtain- ing in the Canadian militia, contains three cardinal features. 1. That the peace organization and the composition of the militia should be such that in event of war breaking out the forces would be ready to take the field forthwith. The General finds that this is not the state of affairs at present. 2. That better qualified and effective staffs than ,at present should be in command of (brigade divisions. 3. That the period of annual train- ing is wholly inadequate to produce satisfactory representatives. REAL ESTATE FIRE INSURANCE' Money to loan on. improved city property and farm lands. R.V. GIBBONS Go. Ott Block Big game hunters arc now heading for Vancouver from all parts of the world. They- are coming to get into the woods by the time the shooting season opens on September 1. (Claresholm Review) Mr. Ed. Jenkins, of Aurora, 111., who bought the section just north of town last summer from Mr. Milnes at an acre was in town this past week with Mrs. Jenkins and was taken for an automobile trip over the district. Mr. Jenkins said the people shouldn't be discouraged because of an off year. He has lived in Kansas, Nebraska. Illinois and other states and never saw the country yet that didn't have an occasional off year. It is an in- evitable as the years roll round. The only thing, lo do is to learn -well the lessens the year teaches and go to It with greater zeal in the succeeding years. Mr. Jenkins is well satisfied I with his purchase here and has also a surprising yield the ground having been broken for the first time. Fire Insurance Reel Estate City end Farm Loans The H. Macbetii Sherlock Block. Rosedale Addition Lot 45. Block 3 for sale to highest bidder. Address H, HONER Calumet Hotel Spokane, Wash. 200-6 COLLECT FOR Home 315 street Modern House 7 street 5 rooms, CD Duf ferin. Price month. 125.00, Bartlett Roomed House ?40.00. Argyle Argyle Ave. flort? o O Company m o St. Sherlock 544 m o car to show the -r COLLECT REAL ESTATE LOANS INSURANCE Asquith Lindsey PHONE 1183 307 CRABB STREET LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. T. "N. CHRISTIE CO. Real Estate and Financial Brokers. Agents Diamond City Townsite. Insurance, Loans T. N. Christie, Notary Public, Diamond City, Alta.