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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THt irfHfcftiOOC DAItV MtHAi.0, TMUMOAV, DCCttttCft 2, THE HERALDS PRIZE VOTING CONTEST 15.OOO EXTRM Herald (In addition to the regular schedule of votes) For each Club of Five New Yearly Subscriptions to the Daily 1O.OOO EXTRM VOTES (In addition to the regular schedule of votes) For each Club of Five Old (Renewal) Yearly Subscriptions to the Daily Herald THIS CLUB OFFER ENDS MONDAY, DECEMBER 20th AT 10 P.M. Contest closes on Monday, January 10th, 1910 EVERT CONTESTANT in The Herald's Prize Contest, secures FIVE YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS, NEW OR OLD, for The Daily Herald will be entitled to tiie Clubs enum- erated above. These Extra Votes are given in ADDITION tcTtEe regular schedule. All subscriptions turned in from the beginning of the contest will be included in4these Clubs. Credit will be given for each year or part of year, four 3-months' sub- scriptions for the Daily counting the same as one year; two 6 months' count- ing one year, and a 2-year subscription counting two in the Clubs. Subscriptions for the Weekly Herald are also included in these a G months' subscription to the Weekly counting the same as 3 months to the Daily, one year for the Weekly counting the same as 6 months for the Daily and two years for the Weekly counting the same as one vear for the Daily. No extra votes given for a part of a "Club." It is not necessary to vote the regular certificates in order to get the bene- fit of the "Club" offer. While the yearly subscriptions for the Dailv Herald are taken as a basis of computation, EVERY OR SMALL for, DAILY or WEEKLY HERALD, will be included in the Clubs, provided the total is equivalent to Five Years, and are handed in before December 20, at 10 p.m. A record will be kept of all subscriptions turned in and the clubs issued after the close of the 20. Nothing gained by HOLDING BACK should turn them in as fast as received. This offer will hot be repeated, nor as good or better offer made. You will lose votes if delay. EXPERIENCES OF AN EX-CONVICT Temptation Awaited Him at Prison With Cain's Brand in Prisons Can Only Come From Inside by Making New influence. The morning dawned for which 1 fcad waited through the years that -had passed. Again I was to be a .free man, to go where I wanted, to mingle with my fellow-men, and to .meet life honestly. The prison doors had opened more than once to set me free; more than once I had cast aside my prison raiment. But I had -made up my mind that this was to "be the 'last time that prison doors should hide me from God's bright suasoine. I had made up my mind to bury the past and to start right, on a bright, clear day in Febru- ary. 1908. I bade good-bye to my old life and its surroundings. ,1 shook hands with the warden. The chap- lain spoke a few words of cheer and hope. The outer door of the great prison opened, and I was a free man once more, to go where I would. I felt as though I were walking on air as I passed down the steps from the oid grey prison: My chest ex- panded, and I enhaled the clear, fresh air of heaven. Oh. it was good to be rfree. I started off up tne street which "a new feeling. I was my own master. But I had not gone a great way when, !lo and behold, I met three or four [of my old pals. Now, I did not want to meet tnem, but they had found out when my time expired, and had come on from other i cities to give me a kind of send-off. I Prison reformation must start in- side the prison. It cannot very well start outside. Men in prison are cor- responding with their old life all the time. They like to get letters from their old pals, to find out what is go- ing on. And in that way it is known when they come out. So their old pals are there to meet them. I called one of my friends aside and we talked a little while, and I left him knowing plainly that it was all oti. Just think of it. Just think of it. I had not been out one hour when these people of whom I speak wanted rue to go right on to Birming- ham and pull off a big jewel robbery. I lett them then and there. I told them plainly I wanted no more to do with them, and once more started on my way. But. oh. I felt so lonesome. Which "way would I turn? Thirteen years of my life had been spent in prisons. I was an ex-convict with the stamp of prison on me marked like Cain of old. Where would I find one man who w'ould be honestly interest- ed in me? My old life was all around me. How would I break through? There was one great need, and if it could be done I think it would mean The iVoice the reformation of many is, to have some good, clean man, some man that is not afraid to touch dirp. to meet men as they come out of the prison at the -door, to take them by the hand and to let them know that there are people interested in them, to have some good place to take them where they can be kept under Christian influences until some way is provided for them. It is utterly impossible for a man with a prison record to get work un- less he has a trade, and they do not allow men to learn trades in most prisons. A little while after I came out I had several experiences of this kind. Almost every man that I went to wanted a reference, and I had none to show. I7 went and saw the Y.M.C.A.. but they had nothing for me, and almost every man that I saw there had a reference of some kind, and they were mostly younger men than I. I was too old a man to get a job of any j government, sort, nud "J Another From Sundial Editor Weekly Herald Dear I intimated in my last letter, I again beg .of you space for a few further remarks with refer-! aad refreshing DOCTOR SAID HEART AND NERVES WERE RESPON- SIBLE. There is many a jnaa. and woman tossing night alter tight upon a sleepless bed. Their eyes do not tlose in the sweet tout comes to those ence to the statement from the R.N. 1 whose heart and nerves are right. Some TiT-1 OF W.M.P., "that only a few bachelors' shacks were to be seen here." There is a saying that "It's an ill wind but blows good to and was my old life. I was constantly runninj this report certainly made the "lo- cators" smile. It was assuredly the greatest benefit that could have been conferred upon them last year by the Most of your readers came to Lethbridge last summer, constitutional db-.urbance, worn- or has so tie ilitated and irritated the nervous syste :i. that it cannot be quieted and sos nightmare _ bad dreams, starting in ll.e sleep, twitching ot the muscles, etc. Milburn's i-nd Nerve Pills arc a soecinc for all e troubled in this vvriy. Thev have a soot: ug and calming ehec, on the nervous sys: sv. Mrs. Calvin i-; irk, Rossmore, Cnt.. t-vo years ago 1 I got so bad I coulv not sleep in the up against it. it is not aa many of whom were willing to give j have up and rub my easy thing to get away from if a man J 550 or SGQ or even to thc.locat-i thev would become so numb. has hppn lAarHnf Thf> kind lifo That i i ___ WATP has been leading the kind of life that. er I had. He has got to run up against it more or less. I remember one day I was nearly My rent was overdue and j confirmation of I did not know which way to turn. lh b ]ocaters It was in the summer time. God. I was passing over Barnes Com- who could get him a good claim Mv doctor said my neart and nepes A. ere ____..-, i responsible. I saw ]Milbum s Hear. Nerve Tills advertised and got a box to try them. I took three boxes and can aow He down and sleep without the hpht burning and can rest well. 1 can rcci..m- a homestead and pre-emption togeth- er, and the report in question was a the false statement I do not wish to speak uncharit- j Ji0-vvn women.1' j mend them highly to all nervous and run mon. I sat down and sized up my ably- of the locaters of the two pro- 50 cents per box or 3 boxes- (OT capital. I had just Is 9d. and I was [footsore and hungry. I had eat, so I commenced to think where I could Such were honorable j ?1.25. at all or mailed