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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta (HilLETHBRIOGE DAILY HERALD, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1101. Tw Daily Herald IM7 Vy the Uthbridge HeraW Prtntiag Co.. Ltd., every iawiul -veoiug at Round St.. L-itibridge, Aioerta, Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN Managing Director and Editor Subicription one year, delivered Daily, sis months, delivered 2.00 Oaiif. three vionths, delivered 1.00 month, delivered.....35 Daily, one year, by mail ......3.00 by mail 1-75 3aily, three months, by mail -85 tddreases changed as, often desir- ed, but both new acd old addresses be given. WEEKLY -eolisfaed every Wednesday in eight pngea. and a iummary of me world's news of the week, local foreign. o- year, in advance .........H-50 in advance ........75 in advance ......50 THE DAILY HERALD m at the following places: Gross Drug and Beok icore. i. G. Robertson A Co.. J. J- Johnstofc -Uclwd-Yeuag Co.. R. W. Ham- ilum J. Mitchell. D. L. VlcCrea, Broi Drug Book Co. -trnie, B. C.-N- E. Suddaby. B. 4 Atchison. L. Reiaecke. .iraMy Tugham. iow F. Werte. Hotel News Stand. all C. P. R. trains. CARING FOR THE CITY'S POOR Work Done By the Re- lief Society "fold and-where actual chattel slavery ob- tains for-hundreds of thousands." In a nation of with a writ- ten constitution and written laws as fair and democratic as our own. he reports "neither constitution norj laws in operation." On the henequcnj plantations of Yucatan and in thej j tobacco-fields of the Valle Nacional j he found that slave "labor thej rule, the market price of a slave j ranging from to The na-l tive Maya slaves, he was told by the; slave-owners, die off faster than thev; are born, while of the Yaquis. who'. are imported from Sonora at the rate; of 500 per month, "two-thirds die! during the first year of their dence in. the country." When Mr.; Turner asked a planter how, with' Although a seeming paradox it is this enormous death-rate, the supply nevertheless true that the greater the I of slave labor was kept up, the ilium-j prosperity and growth of a city, the mating reply was: "All that is ne-j greater is the amount of charitable cessary is that you get some free la-1 and relief work to be done. This is borer in. debt to you, and then vou; being proved true in Lethbridge. al- have him." To quote further fromj though the situation is not nearly as Mr. Turner's amazing narrative as! serious as it is in many places, published in The American Magazine j With regard to the relief work be- (New ine done and to be done, the Herald "The amount of the debt does not i interviewed Mrs. J. S. drivers, the matter, So long as it is a debt, and i capable and indefatigable president of the little transaction is arranged by i the Relief Society, which organiza- men who combine the functions of i tion has been doing an excellent work money-lender and slave-broker. Some! [n caring for those who for various of them have offices in Merida and j reasons have drifted to the city and they get the free laborers, clerks, and j are unable to care for themselves, the poorer class of people generally i -phe society was organized in April, into debt just as professional loan-j 1908, and the first funds it received j sharks of America get clerks, me-j -were the proceeds of the Choral So- chanics, aad office-men into i eiety's recital. With this sum and playing on their needs and temp ting! -what donations have since been re- theril. Were these American clerks.j ceived the Society have done a.great mechanics, and office-men residents of j-deal. One poor woman was sent to Yucatan, instead of being merely j friends in Seattle, several families hounded by a loan-shark they would have received assistance in food, fuel be sold into slavery for all time, j and clothing, and they have been able they and their children and their j to secure work for several who could children's children, on to the third! do more or less labor of sorts suited WINTER SPORTS IN LETHBRIDGE Sport in Southern Alberta-is gener- ally rather dull in the winter time and there-is a reason. Sport, to be carried on successfully, depends on two things at least, a place for those who play the games and a place for those who watch. For it is well known that the success of sports from the standpoint of finances and enthu- siasm and skill depends on the num- ber and enthusiasm of spectators. Hockey is the premier Canadian winter game from the popular stand- point, and there seems to no game that can take its place as a winter sport. But hockey is at a great dis- advantage in Southern Alberta. In fact, nature seems to have made a. dead set on fcockey, curling or any ice game in rhis country. But though at a disadvantage, hockey in South- j ern Alberta is not an impossibility. The first essential, granting of course, those who want to get into the game, is ice. Most towns havej to depend on open-air rinks, but these j are not satisfactory, not so rnucii be-! cause of the temperature but because of the dust. Ice out here lasts bet-j ter in warm weather than it does] down east. If it is enclosed it will' withstand the kcat of warm spells.; But the winds carry dust which, set-j tling on the ice, destroys it veryj quickly or makes it unfit for use. A closed rink is therefore necessary from, the standpoint of the skaters. But even mbre so spectators ofj hockey matches, which are necessary to keep the game going need shelter. Last summer an unsuccessful effort was made to get a covered rink go-i inr, but the money was not forth-! coming. The best way to get money always is to show the need of it. and the best time to do this is when it is most needed. Lethbridge needs; a skating rink and needs it badly and j never so badly as at the present time. The efforts of the hockey boys should be encouraged in every pos-j sible way. They are up against thej difficulties mentioned, but if they per- severe against the odds and give the public some idea- of what could be accomplished if conditions were better, there is no doubt but what the sporting sympathies, as well as the sympathies tbe public has forj young men and good healthy sport i be quickesed and the money will be forthcoming. There is no better fen or mc Hall. P O 8 p.m. Visiting brethren will ceivf a hearty C W.M. G 'V. P O M7 Modern WoodmenM America Uthbridgv OMIUI- No MecWi in tbt Ball aod tcvnh of U. Viaitiaf ociffcboff 0. L OR. physl clan. Bryan Block, Room 21. Offlo hours 942; 2-5; 7-10. DR. W. S. Physicnti Surgeon. Accoucher. Q o n.t. 7.a rf. Ciffinn Mf. V M f f V path St. Phone 53. DOCTORS MEWBURN AND DEANE Kedpath Street. a.m.; U-3; 7-8. DR. A. Stafforo Block. Residence, cor. Bompas ano Crabb. Phoue: Office 277; DR. J. E. LOVERING-PhysiciHL Surgeon, Oddfellow? Block. Hours: Till 9 a.m., 11 to i 3 to 5, 7. to 8. Phone: Day night, 342. D. A. TAYLOR, MiD., wt, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Stafford Block, Office hours: 9.30-12 a.m.. 2-5 om 7-8 p.m. DR. GARNET T. IVES, DENTlST- Graduate Royal College of Denta Surgeons, Toronto. Block, Rooms 6 and 8. Hours 9-ls 1-5. Phone 4fl3. M S5 VERONICA cli-essmg, scalp' treatment, manicur- and facial massage. Acadia Block Redpath St. MATERNITY HOSPITAL- YValwork St., North Ward Tele- phone No. 269. per day. Medical cages- 5i if an Y' ,Maternlty cases fi.50 'to 13.60 per day. Each patient is ex pected to pay one week in advance and pay for own and medl cines. Miss Dainty, gradual nurse, in charge. JOHNSTONE A RITCHIE-Bam, ters and solicitors. Office, adjoin ing Union Bank, Lethbridge. t W Johnstone; J. Norman Ritchie r> CHURCH _, Solicitors, No tary Publics and Cormmssionser- Conybeare Block, Lethbridge, SIMMONS ora to W. C. Simmons. Barristers bohcitors and Notaries. Money t- loan. W. C. Simmons; 8. J Sh-r> herd. A. J. MACDOU Cjolicitor, Notary. Room 14. Staffnr Block. H H. DUN S. hcitor, Etc. Office, Acaaia Block Lethbridge, Alta. JQjHN J. CAMERON-Barrister bolicitor. Office, Rooms 2 and 3 Block. SURVEYING F. HAMILTON, B.A.Sc.-Domini- Land. Surveyor, IrrisM'tion and H draulic Engineer. Room 5 Whi uey Block. Phone, RGHITECTS AND WM.T. ney Block. Late of WiHiams Brn, Architects. Detroit, 8. Room vvh-itney Block. A. MacdonaJd Block, Redpath Lethbridge, Alta. W MI. DODD-Architect. Calcary M, Lethbridge. Specialist in mg, sanitation, heating and ventii ation. Ernest E. Carver M B A A A-A-I-C-. Etc.. Lethbndge office, Sherlock Block Phone 1241. W3LLIAM WATTS-Builder and Co., trector, is prepared to give estimate rree 01 cost on all kinds of work n the building trade, including r- pairs, alterations, etc. Box Lethbridge, Alta. HERBERT RAMS Contractor fa, foundations, concrete walks ments and all' kinds of concret- work. Terms reasonable. cheerfully given. Applv Box 63f- Lethbridge, Alta WM. J. Bartlett Si puff Addition. Contractor ao- builder; freely given P .will pay you to before W._ H. House painting, car nage painting, paper harigirig. wal decorating, etc. 25 Argyle Avr Phone 124. Box 300. 278-f AtfplSON SON-Lea.Jing takers and Enibiilmers. The established business in the citj Phone IDS, Office and lesidenct 321 Crabb street. Parlors open and night. T. S. Director and Embahner. up to dai. parlora in city. Five doors wesi of Post Office; Ford St. White anr Black Carg. Phone W. D. accounts n. Audits; accoun ing, and advice thereon. Wock, Lethbridee, "RrnkV-ni for I. to Ail ;