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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHIRIDfiE PAILY HEMAL1 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1 I I Ik T yim m YWtk, Nu. FRtSENT AND FUTUKt, Page Daily This is the third of a series of articles in which we are outlining from day to day the causes which indicate that Lethbridge is to be one of Western Canada's great cities, its increase as com- pared with other cities, its funda- mental resources, its certain des- tiny in the light of the past and present and the course which this growth and development must take. The population of Lethbridge is today various- ly estimated at. from to 'The census of 1906. gave it a population of 2..313. Thus Lethbridge has Increased In population some four or five times over within the past three years. This growth though rapid, has been a natural and even one. Is it likely that the city will pause at or near this figure, or, do the indications point to a con- tinued rapid growth Let us see. The facts are well known and have been generally recognized. Tin.; coal mine companies are now expending on their mines immediately adjacent to Lethbridge an aggregate of a million and a quarter dollars. The Canadian Pacific Railway is laying out on their" level and improved track, in and around Lethbridge, about three and one-half millions. The three great lines, The Grand Trunk Pa- cific, Canadian Northern and the Great Northern are now seeking entrance into Lethbridge, and many millions must be expended by them here. Every important bank in Canada is represent- ed in Lethbridge and two of them have opened additional total in Lethbridge of eleven banks. They are building for tht future. The railroads are seeking Lethbridge as a coining railroad centre. The banks are entering knowing that it is to be a large city a steadily increas- ing volume of business. And indeed, the LARGER GROWTH indicat- ed by the laying out of the millions of these .great corporations, has already begun. Post Office returns and building permits are generally recognized as the best -barometer of growth. The Post Office returns of Lethbridge have in- creased within the past year THIRTY-SIX PER largest ratio of increase in the Do- minion. In building Lethbridge holds a still higher rank, the percentage of increase during the period of fall activity being over four hundred per cent., far and away the largest percentage shown by any city. In actual amount of money expended in build- ing, LETHBRIDCE is now the SEVENTH CITY IN ALL CANADA. x The Letfabridge Spirit In addition to material assets, there is one oth- er point of great importance in the future of a city the spirit of its people. The "Seattle Spirit" has gone a loag way to- ward making their city the great seaport which it is today. The "Spirit of Los Angeles" has raised the Californian city from the sleepy Mexican pueblo of former days into a city of inhabitants. Civic patriotism is one of the most important assets which a city can possess. To a stranger visiting Lethbridge this City patriotism is at once manifest and is often remark- ed. It is not too much to say that there is already abroad here what may well be called "THE LETH- BRIDGE SPIRIT." In a recent speech, Mr. C. P. P. Conybeare summed up this spirit in a single phrase. He stat- ed that the slogan which the city should adopt ought not to be "Watch Lethbridge but "MAKE LETHBRIDCE CROW.'1 With such a spirit backed by such resources, nothing can- prevent Leth- bridge coming into its own. Such is the situation of Lethbridge today and such the Indications for the future, so plain that he who runs may read. The Time of Opportunity One often hears it said "-The Opportunities are gone. If I had only invested five or six years ago I would now, be etc. But as a matter of fact, the past never held such opportunities as the present holds todiy. Not only is development now taking place very much more rapidly than ever before; but the lines Of de- velopment are much more clearly marked out. In every new town, development takes place at first slowly and more or less uncertainly. But in the case of those young cities, whose location and resources mark them out for future greatness, there arises a time when the overgrown small town begins to realize Its destiny. 'At this period de- velopment takes place often with amazing strides. Seattle rose from a good sized town to a great city within fifteen years. Vancouver has grown from a village'to a city .within the same period. This period Lethbridge has now just entered upon. It has gained the necessary headway. The lines of its development are clear. Pour years age Lethbridge was a village. Today it is a young- city. Standing on the thrsehold of a new era, Leth- bridge, the City of Coal and Wheat, now affords far better and far surer opportunity than it has ever offered in the past. The Time of Opfbrtunity is To-day P.O. BOX 1979 SECURITIES Co. 316 ROUND STREET, LETHBRIDGE These Great Corporations; the rail- roads, the mining companies and the banks; do not expend their money without a firm conviction that it is I wisely Child of Former Years By ADA MAY KRECKER T is one of the most interesting findings of Miss Edith Abbot! that our modern child labor is an inheritance from the past rather than a creation of to-day. Miss Abb'ott is an expert in getting'at statistics and rec- ords, and she has unearthed a good many conclusive docu- ments. In the seventeenth century they rejoiced because "little children here by setting of corn may earne much more than their owne maintenance." In the eighteenth century they approved the "philanthropic device of employing cheap child The great law of the prorince of Pennsylvania ordered that all chil- dren "of the age of 12 years shall be taught some useful skill to the end none may be idle, but the poor may work to live, and the rich if they becoine poor may not Trant." The Virginia records acknowledge the arrival ia 1619 of 100 children eent over from England "save such as dyed in the wade." An English letter of 1627 relates that "there are many ships .going to Virginia, and with them or children." In 1770 Mr. William Molineux of Boston is commended for hia plan for "employing young females from eight yean old and upirard in earning their own support." About the same time Samuel Stater, the father of American TTM fun- ning his first iiilL In this all the operatives between.7 and 12 years old. first American manufactures were literally "infimt industries." Their promoters argued that the new form of kbor would not take from agriculture, for it does not require able-bodied.men, but "is now better done-by little girls from six to 12 years One Baiter solicited praise for hie machines, wbicn were happily adapted to the tiny bodies of little work people from five to ten years of age. It was not until 'after the civil war that there was any regulation of "small help." They worked long hours, overtime, and-at night." In Lowell conditions were thought particularly good. But even here tots of ten toiled nearly 14 hours a day, and then performed "household tasks and went to evening school." It. was testified in Massachusetts, in 1866, that the employers "take them at any age they can get them, if they ate old enough to stand. The oldest is about seven." Miss Abbott gives her report to current reformers with the conclu- sions of an optimist. She looks at the present ckild workers in the light of the past. She realizes that they are better off than their sad little ances- tors who. "haveing lerride to bear ye yoake in their youth, and willing to bear parte of their parents' burden, were, oftentimes so oppressed with their hevie labors that though their minds were free and willing, yet their bodies bowed under ye weight of ye same and became decreped in their early Love of One's Country Calamity By HAIRY 1. BALSET The disaBtroma results of war can beii be shown by the words from a prominent French -writer: "On one lide we hare 100 fine-looking, healthy young Frenchmen with dravn swords, and on the-other, side we have 100 fine-looking, young with-drawn iwordi. They-dash! When the dust clears away, instead of hav- ing 200 strong younf jmen, we have an ugly heap of mangled corpses. They had nothing against each other, but hated one another because one wai French and the other German." Patriotism, if confined to" one's own boundaries, is certain to bring on war. It is good as far as it goes. But upon close scrutiny and strict analysis it is found to tend to .selfishness, and is not broad in sympathy for humanity in general. The desire to keep on top baa BO enthralled- Engknd and Germany that one is always afraid the other will begin war. Therefore, the patriot- ism of both German and Englishman is aroused to such an extent that the one is always ready to slaughter the'other. As soon England heart that building a Dreadnought larger than any of hers she money to build bigger -war Teasels than the Germans. battle for supremacy is always raging. To eliminate, all jealousy and trouble patriotism must net fce con- fined to stir but should be universal The Frenchman's, the German's and the Englishman's interests should be ours, as we are long- lost brothers, and as should treat another with consideration. Witt-this in mind there will be no need for peace conferences, here oif elsewhere...... (lood Ctiances for Bright Girls By ELLA LOUN5SUSY The girl who happen to be seeking- a stenographic position has a better tunity than any one else to learn why so many stenographers do not give satisfac- tion, for the business man to whom she ap- plies for a position has no hesitancy in ex- plaining just what he expects of a stenogra- pher in his employ and his reasons for wishing to make a change. Virile the cities are flooded with stenographers, it is a well-established- fact thai tiw.rf; >s not more than one first-ciisS stenographer in every 300. This is due largely to the fact that a great many young sirls are sent to business college to take a Bourse in stenography before cLev have acquired sufficient education. To be able to fill the various kinds of stenographic positions satisfac- rorily one must have at least a high-school education. But there are hun- dreds of which the girl with only a common-school education ,-lild maser if she is naturally bright and enargeSic, but there are almost many complaints made ugaiwt uie buoleut girl as are against the one. It doesn't make any difference what line of business a girl chooses to Vlow, should enter into-it with her whole heart and put forth her best Or jin endeavor 10 please, for in no other way can sha hope to drones would retire from the stenographic field and make room Vuby bees, it would certainly be a great blessing to business DUCHESS OF MANCHESTER LEAVES LARQE ESTATE London, Dec. estate of the late Consuelo, duchess of Manchester, is vaiued for probate at After provision .for her grandson, the Viscount and .the younger children'o'f the Duke of Manchester, the residue or trie property was left in trust for the Duke during his life and then for the successor to the ti- tle. The Dowager Duchess bequeath- ed a rub" and diamond to Queen Alexandra "as a token of my respectful affection." The socieyt for the prevention of cruelty to animals received The testator before her marriage to the eighth Duke of Manchester was Miss Consuelo Yznaga of New York. The Hudson's Bay Co. have just re- ceived a consignment of Felt Shoes, Felt Slippers, Moccasins, 'Overshoes, Rubbers for ladies, gentlemen and children. Cure quickly stops cures colds, heals the ihroat iuufs. 25 ;