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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 6, 1905, Lethbridge, Alberta iBRlDGE dBK ALD iiCsiMPSpN * BE Ni ^' Publisher-: ..Ijmpson F SNNETT StTBSCRIPTION: IVknde - 1.50-ayear i�rwiae 2.00 a year , ADVERTISING: litonth. - 1.00 Per Inch J/ temperance v. Temperance. idea of a btinch of radicals king the government to close the in Alberta and Lave the booze L under the njanagement of the provincial authorities is the rnnk-9t rot ever put np in this country, ["here is no use of restricting the lie of �whiskey by closing the bars I long as the stuff is manufactur-ond brought into the province. : the writer could stop the sale of be stuff by tiircingover his hand, lie hand would be turned over be-3re a man could wink bis eye. it cannot be done so long as e are distilleries all over the working overtime. We Have ked across the burning sands of temperance legislation in the state ])f Kansas, where a man had to . through nine cellars to get a Irink of booze, and we never saw I much drunkenness and depravi-Jy before or since. We have linger-in the local option towns of inois, where saloons were as arce as old maid weddings, bnt emperance did not prevail. On ! contrary the youth of the land ere prone to get dnmk ou rotgut Hostetter bitters. We have lived-in Iowa where a man had to an oath that he loved his other-in-law to get a drink at |i>lind pig, but the consumption of ' was not lessened or intem-erance diminished. No, these teshifts won't do. The way to ; the evil, is to meet it in an handed way. Humanity has Indulged in intoxicants since the of the grape was drank by �ashe played his fiddle and vatched Borne bum, and it will done in all probability so long I man is created in his present lould. Alberta has a splendid liquor law now, and as a result aen engaged in the sale of intoxi-!it8_�re the right kind, who aim frtc- hoT-c/f-the -hrad-amnne aw of decency. This is a law that bnforcea restriction and does not acouiage hypocrisy and double ling. As to government control, that is farce. They tried that in South arolina, and within three years it esulted in a wholesale graft for avored politicians. Meet the subject in a manly way, make the law trict and there will be no trouble, i^e belive in temperance in all lings, whether it be eating, driuk-ttg, or what it nay be, and as we aid before we woidd rather see lie whole thing cut out, but that annot be done Ja this age and day. friend once said to us, "There is a brilliant thought in a whole of beer." Nor is there a liar in a whole barrel of whiskey scept for the man who sells it. the people make men be as aperate as the law can. When ey do that they have accomplieh-imnch. Every young man has his destiny in liis own hands, and the best way to win out is by practicing industry, economy, sobriety and intelligence. That is a combination that cannot be beaten. Sent hum Alberta offers unsurpassed opportunities for tliose who are ready and willir.g to grasp op-IxjrtuniL'cs. The Herald of Gilgary changetl its tune the other day enough to sing the praises of Mr. Gushing for good v-ork done in behalf of Calgary. That is right. The election is over, get in and drill for ^Uberta. Haultain will be defeatotl in Saskatchewan. Irrigated lands are rapidly growing in favor. Herald Hammerlets. God hates a knocker. We know some people who are going to receive a nice little hammer in their sock mas. this Christ- A HeaHhy Baby. The Herald is one month old, , it would be a safe bet that this [aper did more business during the Bt four weeks of its existence any paper in the west did ag its first month of life. The aid has caught on, and is now ^recognized institution of Leth-As soon as it gets estab-ish'ed in its new quarters and has presses installed and the ma-, that is lying at the freight tbed, it will be ready to do all lasses of printing. The Herald ; appreciates the iiatronage of i:people of Lethbridge and will Iprocate by putting forth every to gfive them a paper that .be appreciated. Edttorial Notes. It, is time for the authorities of bbridge to take notice of tin k gamblers. Such a specimen humanity is without home, imtiy or God. They work not, ^tf|hey live on the fiit of the land, 'iipon the innocent and uu-. They I are a V curse to any. aiinity>^apd Bhould be shown �pdipts^ofithe compass and Toronto pajpers are having a headachingtime with governmental arithmetic these days. Never mind al)out that-revive "How old is Ann?" Old John D. has handed out another S500,(X)0 to charity. 'Tis well we are not comi^elled to use coal oil in Lethbridge. After an ominous silence of some months, Carrie Nation is again heard from. Good morning, Carrie; hardly knew you. By the way, the Indians hereabouts are through with their tomahawks for this season, and would be glad to hire them out luitil next fall at a very reasonable rate. The Czar was busy whittling out toy snakes for his only child, while the populace was fashioning boa constrictors for the autocracy. There is a beautiful little poem of fine sentiment just out entitled, "Don't Take Your Troubles to Bed." How about the poor cuss who is married? Good Old "Si." At the close of November "Si" -SauudHra-. j�fi, .-hia_coM�o�4ii���. with the Lethbridge News after twenty years of steady work for Lethbridge and her people. Twenty years! Very few people indeed appreciate what that means. Twenty years of continuous work in the weekly newspaper business in a town like Lethbridge means twenty of the best years of a man's life devoted to the upbuilding of a community. Twenty years! The files of the News for that period is a personal history of the entire commmiity. Nowhere else is it recortled. Nowhere else can it be found. The joys and sorrows of the people, their hopes and aspirations, their defeats and their success, their troubles and their good fortunes are written as they came and went, forming as a whole not only a history of the town but a complete and unbiased history of the doings of the people. Tsventy years! During that time, perhaps, there is not a man who has. not reason, to feel thankful for a kind word, for a line of encouragement, for a boost toward success. Twenty years! During that time the births of those who are now young men and women have been recorded. Hanging of Eigiit Indians. M. Young, local manager of the Macdonald Company, is a pioneer in the country, and last Wednesday he was reminded tiiat it was just 20 years ago that eight Indians, who had partici^jated in the North West rebellion and had figured largely in tlie Frc^ Lake massacre, were hung at one time at Battle-ford, where Sir. Young was in charge of a large store for his coniijany. Mr. Young sold the roiJe that hung the Indians and Charles Williamson, of the Little Bow, who was in town several days last week, ser\-ed on the jury that heard the case. The names of the Indians were Wandering Spirit, who murdeted Indian Agent Ouinn; Round the Sky, who killed Rev. Father Fafarel; Manachas and Miserable Man, who murdered Charles Gouin; Napaise and Little Bear, who killtKl George Dill; Man-Witli-Out-Blood, who shot Bernard Treniont, and Iktca, who murdered Indian Instructor Payne. This wholesale execution was what broke the backbone of the rebellion, and thinking of it brought back to Mr. Young many memories of those days. Mr. Williamson said that the jury did not hesitate about their verdict, but were unanimous for a wholesale killing. Uptown Telegraph Office. "Well, I understand your advocacy for an uptown telegraph office has had the desired effect," remarked a prominent business man on Monday to the Herald. We don't know for how much we are responsible for it, but this very necessary improvement is to take place, all right. The C. P. R. company has rented from Mr. Henderson a fine front office room on the ground floor of the Lethbridge hotel and will start doing business there the first of the year. The uptown telegraph office is very necessary in a city like Lethbridge, and if the advocacy, that was started for this improvement with the Herald's first issue has borne fruit, we are only glad that something has been accomplished for the good of the general public. FRANK. I Lethbridge grow,^ Twenty years! And during that time the deaths of many have been published with a tear of sympathy and sorrow dropped upon the bier for the bereaved ones. Twenty years! And during that time how many marriages have been recorded, always with words of congratulation and hope for the future? Twenty years of hope, of work, of toil, of encouragement, of all that tends to aid a town in growth, of all that gives to the people as a whole the news of the community and the link that binds everyone together in the bond of ;ood fellowship and good cheer, iliere have been clouds of adversity, but the columns of the News always reflected sunshine. There have been difficulties innumerable, but the paper has always shown the smile of the optimist, never the frown of the pessimist. Twenty years of constant service to the town and the people, and now be is going away among strangers. Lethbridge owes "Si" Saunders a debt of gratitude that it can never rejmy. A debt contracted' by twenty years of unabating loyalty to Lethbridge, and her best interests, and the Herald, although a stranger in the community, would say, "Farewell, Si, and u�ay the gods of good fortune strew your path with the roses of peace and prosperity, a reward that is yours for your long service to your people." ---*-^--T^'.'- J. F. Ritchie, chief of CP. R. ooal inspectors for the Pass, has been laid up several days with an injurv to one of his legs, susti^iued by falling �rom a wagon.. Fiom the Paper. A movement is under way which, if it terminates as its promoters wish it to, will have a marked influence on the industry of mining and smelting zinc which is just in the formation stage between this locality and the Kootenays. It will of com-se have the same effect on the business all over Canada, -sceataru-Clajiiula.. J381iecially. -but interest in the matter locally centres in the business that is coming into life between Frank and the Kootenay districts of British Columbia. It is a movement to secure an increase oii the duty on zinc "imported into Canada and viewing the question in the light of the facts in the case it would seem there is small reason to doubt that the movement will terminate successfully and that it will have a most beneficial effect on {he business in the two sections referred to. General Manager G. P. Grant of the Pass Power and Lighting company is now furnishing light to four towns in Alberta and will be soon lighting the fifth. When here Saturday, Mr. Grant stated that in addition to Frank, Blairmore and Macleod, he has now a plant in successful operation at Okotoks and is installing a plant at Clares-holm which will be ready for operations in a short time. W. Blair, master mechanic, has moved his family from Blairmore to Lille. Work on the new hotel at Lille and the cottages the coal company is erecting, is delayed by the bad weather. The car shortage is being felt to a considerable extent at Lille, especially by the coke plant, which is considerably behind on shipments from inability to get enough cars. Wright Devitt, Charles Pitman and John Roberts sustained quite a serious loss Tuesday from a fire which destroyed their bachelor quarters at Blairmore. The three were baching in a tent house, and had left what they supposed was but a spark of fire in the stove after the lunch hour. No one was in at the time but it is suppose! they left more fire than they imagined and that the canvas caught. The loss of the temporary habita-. tion was not. of great account but in it the men had all their effects destroyed. Frank stands in great need of having something done in the way of street lighting. Thei large increase in the October pay roll for the pass district over any previous month, must be regarded with gn^eat satisfaction. It indicates prosperity in every camp and as well, that there is a steady and stable growth in the district. Miss Bertha Shick, of Walla Walla, Wash., has been talking the baths at the Sanitiirium the past two weeks for rheumatism. She has returned to hor home much improved. "Jack" and WalterJ Fisher ond Harry Orr leave Sunday on a visit to England. FOR MAYOR. Lethbridge, Dec. 5th, 1905, To the Electors op Lethbridge: Gentlemen:-I am nominated for the office of mayor for 1906, and beg to ask for your support and vote. For two years I have served on the comicil, as chairman of the finance committee, and this exper ience should be of some help to me in discharging the duties of mayor The iwst two years have been very progressive years in municipa affairs. A water system has been installed, which is working satis factorily, and which is capable supplying water to the town when it is four or five times as lai^e as at present. This has been done without any increase in the rate of taxation. Indeed, the revenue from the waterworks will, during the first year, amount to over 10,000. and we expect that the system will In a short time become self-sustaining. We realize from the water now being taken by the A. R. & I. Co. and the Electric Light Co. a sum more than suffici ent to pay for the electric power used in operating the whole system We haye been able to close an agreement with the A. R. & I, Co and the C. P. R., binding them to make Lethbridge a divisiona point, and build a new station freight sheds and round house The C. P. R. must also after the first year, have a pay roll of over $10,000 a month. On our part we grant exemption from taxation for twenty years and a rebate on the water used by them. A number of employees of the C. P. R. wil: build their homes here and pay taxes, and the railway will pay for a large quantity of water, so that the town will gain by the tnius-action both in taxes and in water revenue, and at the same time, we expect, become a busy railway centre. � � If elected to office I will pursue a progressive policy; yet I will not vote for a cash bonus to any corporation or industry, nor will favor any expenditure which would increase our taxes beyond the present low rate of 17 mills, will favor municipal work being done by day labor, and the employ ment of men who live in Leth bridge. It will be my aim to keep all political, class and sectional in fluences out of the council, and to encourage deputations of citizens to come at any time to our meet ings and present matters in which they are interested. If you think that I have done my duty in the past, and that will serve you faithfully for the coming year, come out on Monday next and cast your vote for me. Respectfully yours, ------- - _^....... GsouaB KpOEBS. FOR MAYOR TO THE ELECTORS: Your vote and influence are requested for JAMES iSHCROFT As Mayor for 1906 Workingman's Candidate I have never missed a counci meeting during the past two years and have always worked hanl for the best interests of Lethbridge If you deem my record satisfactory mark your ballot for Jas. Ashcroft For Councillor TO THE ELECTORS OF LETHBRIDGE Your vote and influence are ref spectfuUy solicitad for Andrew Ronney at the forthcoming election for COUNCILLOR No connection with any clique, party or corporation FOR COUNCILLOR. To the EleOTOBS OP Lethbbidqe: Wm. Oliver is before you again for re-election as Councillor. If you do not think he has done right by the town in the past, turn him down. Yours respectiully, Wm. OiiivEB. For Councillor MR.G. W. ROBINSON Asks yo.ur vote and influence as Councilor on Monday next, Don't forget he has served in the council chamber for five years and is ready to serve you again. ,B. P. Ellison returned on Friday morning last from Salt Lake. P. Bams Si Co. shipped, fifteen cars of sheep last Saturday from Stirling. ilNotliing Will Turn A Woman's Headi; -So completely as- ; Fancy - NecKwear G. II. JOHNSTON Has Received a Lot by Express. WE HAVE OFTEN BEEN ASKED FOR LADIES AUTO CAPS I THEY ARRIVED TODAY Special Reductions in Ladies' Costumes. I Now l^ocated Next Door to BanK of Montreal. FOR THE BEST SERVICE IN LETHBRIDGE STOP AT THE HOTEL DALLAS WE ARE ADVERTISED BY OUR SATISFIED FRIENDS THB HOTEL f WINDSOR RATES, $1.00 PER DAV A conv 0� MANUFACTURERS OF I Rough and Dressed Lumber Moulding and Lath Mason & Risch Piano Co. The Mason & Risch Piano is coMcetJecl by all competent judges to be the highest grade of Pianos made in Canada. '.* If interesttid, call and let lis show you the goods. Sold on easy terms to suit your purse. Showroom at the "2 Macs." B. J. OANN DISTRICT AGENT X H. L. Stephens Matt Rockendorf ................... : STANDARD  Lumber Oo'y A PUlili STOCK OF : Rough and Dressed Lumber:  ~~ Prompt shipments made to any part of Alberta J House and Sign Painting I Paper Hanging and Kalsomiiiing | LICENSED AUCTiONEEK Dealer in Second Hand Furnimre When you come to the Metropolis stay at the i Palace motel'?- $1.00 Iper day | opposite C.P.R. Depot t Stephens & Bockendorf ^ Proprietors Calgary, Alberta WESTERN WAREHOUSE & TRANSFER CO. m.i Railroad Transferring, Dray-ing and General Delivering. Coal Delivered Promptly. . HAY, OATS, SAND AND STONE FOR SALE AGENTS FOR McCormick & Cockshutt Machinery '.* Webber and Adams Wagons *.* Canada Carriage Co.'s Buggies, Etc. J. F. RODGERS 'Phone 63. Manager. % I am prepared to furnish in carload lots the finest split CEDAR POSTS. Eight, seven and six feet lengths on hand. Can furnish orders of any size. Posts always up to guarantee. Address JwJm2mJm{.*Jh>{mJm>2w2mJm A. BIRNIE & CO Morrissey Junction. B. C. ;KOOTENAY 1 MARBLE : WORKS  Shackleton  Simpson & Co. Manufacturers of  Marble and Granite MONUMENTS Wholesale and lletail I NELSON,B.C.|  B.C. MOURE,Local Agt  Barnes & Co. REAL ESTATE and GEl^ERAL AGENTS Offlce�SNoi4 Plotr Soitl!�N Blpik Post Offioe Box a Telephoaa No. laa ;