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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta V1113 LETITBRlbGi'TDATLY LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 Published by the Lethbridge Herald Publiihlnf Co.j Ltd., every liwful aA Its office, Sixth Street, Lethbrldue; Aloerta, Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN Managing Director T. W. QUAYtE Managing Editor .JOHN TQRRANCE Butlnest Manager PHONEl Editorial, Rcportorlal And Department 122 4 PHON'Ei Advertising Circulation And Job Departments 12 5 2 I l-rar. delivered 6 months. Silvere 5-.00 S2.CO DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 year, by mill......... G months, by mall...... i chanted as often ts desired, but addresses mual bo given. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Cross Dnip Bopk Store; J. 0. Robertson Co.; Jackson A Co.; Alex- nndra' Hotel; iNjople's Hruf Store; Kenny Afijn. Co.; R. VT. Plncher J. Mitchell: D. L. McCrea. Bros. Drug Book Company. Fernie, B. -BeaL Medicine M. Northnm. Cranbrock, B, tit and Atclilnsun. L- Diamond City Drur Co. Vancouver, B. Wlda News Company. Minn en Brown 'Brown, Jamleson Xawa Co.. 70S Riverside Avenue. Also on all C.P.R. trains THE WEEKLY HERALD Published Wednesday in eight of Tnorc pages, and contain! summary of the news of the weeK, local and district 1 year in advance 3 months in advance C months in A Warning to Speed Fiends CHIEF JUSTICE J1ULOCK, in a case at. Toronto, sentenced a chauffeur to eight months in gaol for causing the death of a wo- man in that city by running her dowin the Up io the present they have not cans ed serious accident, but if they pet sist in operating iheir machines be- yond the speed limit, death or inj "may come to some pedestrian. Am what? We hope Alberta justice an auto. Here is a lessen for will just be as severe, if not more so the man who is careless in operating j than Ontario justice. A warning in tin automobile. There are speed fiends j time may save a life and a term in in Lethbridge as well-as in Toronto.} the provincial gaol. Mr. Borden's Drop M.R. BORDEN In his famous Halifax platform, a platform full of planks, which have since his coming to power been shattered to splinters, -pledged himself to pro- vide clean government and to cleanse public life if returned to power. He berated tlio Liberals for corruptivc methods and appealed io the higher ideals of the Canadian electors. All this sounded well, and many people, even his political opponents, felt that here was a man who would not Stand for corruption or wrong doing. What ii; the case? In tiie Macdonald bye- election glaring sing were committed to about a government, victory.! Innocent Liberal workers were treat- ed like Siberian exiles, until after! the election, and then liberated. The courts were used as a part of the Tory machine. An exposure of these election methods is made in the House of Commons and we find this prime minister answering the opposi. tioii charges with, the petty retort: "Oh, you were Just us bad." more was to have been expected of a man who prof eased so much desire for cleanliness in politics. Mr. Borden comes down to the low level'of politi- cal ideals. He even promotes the man responsible for the conduct of the Conservative campaign in Mac- donuhl to the position of Minister of Public Works. Let not our Conser- vative friends put Mr. Borden on a high pedestal any longer. 1 Lftlibridge's iluances ut'p not In a tiiimldln. True, things looked black j for a while it fow 'weeks ago, but j thero Is light ahead, nnd there is no doubt that we can weather the gale. 3, 1912 ThP Hffulrs of this city must be i! the hands of Btrong mul tried wei next year. Why Uu-n should. Mayo Hatch bo thrown down to tilvo wu> to the untried? OUR POINT OF VIEW Vote for Hatch. Tlie Ji'iii council has not been sue cessfnlly attacked. Every dollar spent by the council this year on improvements was voted by tlio ratepayers, attack tho Tito story tliai the council sold (ho bonds subject to an agreement that 1 no firrtiier bonds would be sold for a year is a fabrication pure and sim- ple. Mr. on the right platform in so fur as commission government is concerned, but'he lias uot shown cause for defeating Mr, -Hatch on his record. did Mr. Peebles as a Marxian Socialist select, the school board as tho goal of his aspirations. The schools are owned and controlled by the -people. Mr. Peebles should have contested the Coderre occupies Mr. Monk' seat in tho cabinet .ami also his Otta- wa residence. It may not be long un- til he occupies a place in the cold, cold world along with the late min- ster. Vote for straight commission form of Kovermnuiu. it a trial. When there is iiuUniiK t-d against a mayor he titled to a second term. fieriuns u morally This is the last wed; of a very tame campaign. Tamo thero bus been no good reason shown for con- demning thc council. Thero is no occasion for tickets in this campaign. Mt-u should run on their individual to servo the people of LethbrMye. Aiulrtf'.v Carnegie of th going; to pen- e I'. S. That Hampden Kurnhain, M. P. for West Peterboro, says he would rather never .peak another word in English than to deprive the French people of the of their language in Canada. If Burnham couldn't talk at all it would better for himself and his party. ought to help make the one KTIU idea Jopular. Finance Minister White calls the Canadian Courier an 'obscure journal.' 'hp Toronto lllusmiu'd weekly will iow cease lo prim pictures of the man 'treats it so lightly. _ Street corner canvassers are trying to work up prejudice that the city is "in wrong" on the mills and had no right to take them over. Tho city not only had a first mortgage on the mills but tho people of this city are paying for dip said every year through their taxes. Tho his- tory of the woollen mills is a potent illustration "of the futilii yof granting bonuses. And Leihbridge is no ex-. ception to the rule. Ontario towns liave been stuck for hundreds of thou. sands through the failure of bonused udustries. The city has overy right to take over the mills. The city owns hem because the city pays for them. THE STANDARD SECURITIES COMPANY Estate Real esimesiis OWNERS OF Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 lr. Dixon at the Majestic PERHAPS NO BETTER PLEA wari put forward by Mr. Dixon, in hi; address on commission form of government reported elsewhere, than that if we had control of those in civic power We .would be in the posi- tion of getting what we wanted when we wanted it. This alone is sufficient lo warrant the institution of the new policy in that under' the present state of Things the -people have to wait for the realization of their desires until day. And, probably, ei-en then their Hopes may have to be deferred to another year, and so on without any chance of their obtaining tb'eir fruition. The instance of Winni- peg' Anil the electric light rate is suf- ficiently illuminating, Tt is practically :i choice between the dependence on promises, or the acquiring of power to put the same into immediate effect KO far as the wishes of the people arc concerned. Any doubts as to the advisability cf a city of the of Lelh- bridge, with regard to its assuming a sudden change such as the commission form of government: were put to rest by the examples cit- ed of cities with like population which had adopted it The speaker could not have bit on a better simile than that of training a child the way it should go. This is particularly ap- plicable to Lethbridge in its being a young city. Any fears of being subject to the absolute control of a triumvirate 'were disposed of by the lucid statements of the speaker. That commission form of government was really rule by the people at all times was clearly enun- ciated. Nor did the speaker forget to dissipate the charge of cumber- Eomeness brought against the new- policy. We recommend every reader inter- ested in the new form of government to read Mr. Dixon's address which has been fully reported. We feel sure it will not only tend to strengthen his faith, and to allay fears, but will, likewise, be congenial from an educa- tive and interesting standpoint. Words of Wisdom (Ottawa Journal) Probably four-fifths of all The mur- ders in English-speaking countries are committed by means of the revolver or pistol: and probably not half the murders would be committed if such weapons 'were not available. Balance Against Us (Winnipeg Tribu-ne) Imports from the U. S. into Canada last year increased by Our exports increased by a little over And there are people who tell us that ,we shouldn't bargain to equalize exports and imports. Isn't This Cute (Mail and Empire.) -Mr. Canthier; Liberal member for, St. Hyaclnthe, deprecates flag-waving, i but, all the same, the flag will stay and continue to wave. Making Conditions She may call me by iiiy first name." awfully sweet of you, but I'll only one condition." is you.; promise to allow the whole world to call you by my last name." Hatch Administration Has Been a Success Oil A JIATTKR of three weeks with making a muddle of the finances, with over-running the estimates on JL no'w tho inn 11 if; i pal campaign has boon in progress, and pros- pective candidates have been placing their views before tho ratepayers. Yesterday was nomination day, and prospective candidates are now actual 'candidates. The mayoralty contest has resolved itself into a three-cornered Hatch Th'e "Herald believes that Mayoi Hatch should be; returned to power He has served three years on the city council of Lcthbridgc. For two lie occupied an aldenimnic, position, During the past year be has held the highest position in which (ho rate payers have the p.'iwer to place him. the various contracts completed this year, and 'with conducting the affairs Ri the city generally in a loose man- ner. It Is only right to say in behalf of f'umlidate lliinllt- that .Mr. itardic, when he makes these charges, lays the. blame at the door of the system, not the administration, But has Mayor Hatch's adminisira- lUayor Hatch is, seeking re-election, turn been successfully Havo by two candidate who have the charges made ,jim never had actual experience in the Can they be Doi-s municipal Held. the position of tho city today, as com- pared with other cities in Western Canada, and as compared with Letti- bridsn itself in Hie beginning of ihc year, bear out tho charts? .Money ,has been lot of it. But before undertaking thc expense tho council had sanction of the ratepayers. What right, tlien ,1ms anv During t.luit Lime lie has given freely of his time and experience for the upbuilding of the city, and wo believe that ho is worthy of re-election. Without. ont.orintf into any discus- sion iihntit UHJ municipal inexperience of his opponents, the llenild holds that Mayor Matrh's admtnbUm- tton has not boon successfully attack- ed lie is charged with extravagance, ralepayer to say that the present ad- ministration has been extra vacant'' It is their own dump, imd we tJ0 not believe that any ratepayer of common intelligence is sorry that T.ctlittridge lias a street railway, and paved streets, and a sowago disposal ind a bettor power plant, better Bide-, ks and uuiier waterworks anil j sewera. Bob Convicted Himself (Winnipeg Free Press) Mr. Rogers' harangue yesterday, with its failure to justify the action of he police, convicts him of having been a party- to this detestable, cow- ardly and illegal conspiracy against the freedom of British citizens. A Numerous Race (Toronto Globe.i Mr. Rhys D. Fairbairn is willing to do anything to reduce the cost of liv- ing except lay profane hands on the sacred tariff. There are a lot of peo- ple like him. A Lay J'ui sure that Shakespeare, never wrote. in such fine shape as this; I'm thinking it should bring a sum to Jill, my soui with bliss. I sing about the price of and how they reach the sky; u dollar scarce will now avail a dozen1 new to n'uy. But though I fain would cackle Joud, perhaps I'd better not, some editors might fliid. this fresh, but others think it not. 'Wilson. We Own or Control several of tne very best located corner properties on this avenue SEE US BEFORE BUYING T? fl i Wilson Skeith C. P. R. AGENTS Opp. Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 A LINCOLN STORY The great bulk of my father's-notes and memoranda about Lincoln were of course used in the biography written in collaboraiion-.with John Hay, writes Helen Nieoluy m the Century ilaga- Wasted Sympathy An English actress, crossing the At- lantic for the first time, received a great shock from seeing one of the ship's officers knock one of the crew down, who had been inclined to mut- There am, however, others that he iny. So much did the sight affect I meant to print in a volume called her that she retired to the cabin and i "Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln." did uot appear on deck again until utii unfortunately he was not able to land was sighted. Then she perceived cVcn begin the work. In what follows nt the wheel the man 'whom she had 11 have grouped together some of these seen knocked on the head. deep [notes, which have a special jfersonal sympathy she asked him: "How Is your head "West-and-by-nortL, the answer. Personal Contact" Of Printed "Personal-Contact" 15 a potent factor in selling. You cannot expect :i shabby, faultily dressed salesman to "make gco.1." He lacks the appearance that makes your prospective "customer "warm up" to 'Personal Coh'act Unit inspires confidence.. Your printed matter Is a salesman. It should, when carrying your present an appearance inspires confidence in your firm ami your pro- ducts. If you desire Printed tliat. lias tUstlnctivcriusi; and personality, confer with us. The Herald Job Department Phone 1252 iked men, and with them he President and Baker had been Intimate j other men are, cordial, direct personal friends and political associ- interest. Mr. Lincoln's sadness was not a foreboding .of personal disaster, but a deep recurring melancholy that came upon him in moments of quiet, and after he entered the presidency a sense of the almost crushing re- sponsibility that lay upon him. To make life possible under this leaden weight he had his inextinguishable sense of hiinior and his kindly genuine interest in the people about him. He; really lik. was as and hearty. "His my father says, "was in nowise exceptional or peculiar. His moods varied with time and circumstances, as do of or- dinary men. I le was always natural and simple, took note of commonplace matters as they happened in a, com- monplace way, his humor bubbling out frequently unless some .serious topic iiappened to be under discussion. It is not the fashion these days to dwell on the pagan idea of enveloping, encompassing atmos- phere of doom from which man can no more escape than he can from the air about him. Yet. if there is one man in history whose story vies with the imrnes and martyrs of Grook drama in emphasizing this Idea.- it Is Abra- Imm Lincoln. A shadow hung over him from childhood. It darkened nnd lightened and darkened again, but never left him. His Innate ness and common sense strove con- stantly against it; his brilliant wit pierced it repeau-iliy, hut it could not lift dispelled. After a time it ceased to be a mere .personal fate and became the foreboding of a nation's tragedy. This was in ISfiO. Five years lalcr its tullilmont, plunged tho world in gloom. "In the early days of his lirst term when the rush of oflicc seekers was at height, there camo a delegation to irgo some California appointments were opposed by Col, Buker, then United Status Sen To Shippers of Grain _ _ _ Before selling or shipping your grain consult JOHN BILLINGS CO. Grain Commission Merchants, Winnipeg and Lfithbrldgo Special attention given to consignments and prompt returns made after unloading of cars.- Advances on all Bills ot Lading Market prices by wire or 'phono. Office at 'Messrs. Lethbridse, If desired. Asqulth a Lindsay's Dominion Block. 1714. P. O. Box 27S. Locnl Manager Alta. Pnono I. SALBEEG atcr from Oregon. The delegation hart i through in silence and when he had for Us spokesman an ex-Caiifornian finished handed him back his papers, who was a violent, enemy of Baker but the'laUer refused them, saying: T who both in the verbal interview and j wish you to keep 3lf.- President the. papers he presented made coarse j they are yours.' "'.Mine to do -with' as I said Now, the Lincoln. _ was the reply. "The Pi-fj-filent stepped to the .in their early years at Spring- j place and thrust, tho -papers- between nd criminal accusations against Col. Hiker's Integrity and honor. iield, and Lincoln therefore knew the accusations lo be groundless. He in- timated, as much to the accuser, but the latter persisted with all the more vehemence.. Mr. Lincoln heard him the blaming and as the room was lighted up with the fresh (lame he dismissed -with a stern look and a simple 'Good moru- iiig, gentlemen'." f LETHBRIDGE FEED AND SALE STABLE .JjjrAVIXCJ OPENED A F1-JI31.) AND SALE STABLE corner of Third Street and Fourth Avenue, under the above name! and not having been favored with a bonus from the city for locating here, will lie obliged to conduct it strictly on a cash basis, being in touch with a number of stock buyers at prnsept'.and; will be- come in touch with many more in the futims, will he in a position i.o lind buyers for your Horses, .Mules, Cattle etc., at fair prices. It is our intention to hold auction sales of Stock etc., one day In 'each week, tho -auction day will lit; announced later. intend to conduct the auction sales in a manner which will be fair to the buyer and seller. Anyone having stock for sale and will furnish us with a full description of same, will advise you as to the demand for s'lunb, and anyniin wishing to jiurclmsG stock of any kind, and .will furnish us with a description of kind you want will do our very best Lo fill the have a large corral and shed In connection with the stable which will enable us to handle stock in large numbers. We will appreciate farmers pat- roiiiige in o'tir Feed Stable will guarantee good service (it reason- able prices. Unyers and sellers write, wire, or phono us what yon have for -sale, nnd what you want to buy. LETHBRIDGE FEED AND SALEllAELE H. Calvin, Manager Phone 1425 Lethbridge, Alta. ;