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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Pace 4 THtt LETHBRl'fi'GK J1J5KAL-W December ;r 31, 11H2. LETHBR1DGE DAILY HERALD EtTAILISHED DECEMBER 1M? Publlahid by Llthbrldgt Herald Publlatilng Co., Ltd., evtry Uwful at III offlct. Sixth Street, Alberta, Canada. A. PHONE: Editorial, W. QUAYLE Managing Editor JOHN And Job 2 5 2 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION 1 year, delivered J4.-W t IJ-W C months, 6 months, mall 1 month, 'de.ivcred 3Sc. 1 month, by mall Addresses often as desired, but both new and addresses must be THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE Ked Cross Drug Jfe L. SI. Northam. Book Storf; J. G. Uobertson Cranbrook. B. Seattle Co.; JacKson Co.: Alex- Atch.nson. amlra Hotel: people's Drug cUrtiholm-O. L. store; Kenny Allln. mitmont city-Diamond City Macleod Yaunff it Co.; R. W. Drun Hamilton. Pincher E. J L. K Vancouver; 1. World Wide Mitchell; illnneft Jt Taber Wesilako 2l.Mth Alberta Drug Book Spokane The Jtimieson Newn Company. Co., 705 Riverside Fern.e, B. Percy Beal. on all C.P.R. THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday in efrht ormore pasrts.'and contains a summary of the news of the week, local and-district 1 year in advance.........11.60 3 months in advance.....BUc f months In advance The Passing Year THE PASSING OF 1912 Empire, at any rate, has no slake in W another chapter in the Book of present European _, that the British nation need have no Time is lieins closed. The m- ap OI- being drawn illto an citlents comprised Iu it are many of Eiifop'ean war. them stirring, many them mourn- IE States political anl- ful, but wilhal there are many of them moslty is for the time being qjjiescen' 1-.i-i-i, in thai- or in in'the' election new -President 1 -which, either In their inception o: their completion, mark the. course (.the ever-rolling wave of 'progre which serves to keep the human heart Mmoyant -With hope. uoviint nope. u----------- The year has been fraught .with civilization iu the installaUoa ot the 1 a new republic, meaning tragedies, some of them or such a nature as to wring the'heartstrings of even the-moat callous among u 1 In recalling these the first recollection j'eged to enjoy the benefits of enlight- goes to the sinking of the great White Star liner, the Titanic, on her maiden. Star liner the T tanlc, on net maiueu aiAr um.i, me satisfaction of knowing, that m voyage, to New York, carrying into a naval .are seel the vasty deep 1503 human souls of to'assume tha .responsibility -wi varied ages, creeds, and nationalise A liitte over, two months after this "followed the cyclone disaster at RG- gina, wrecking- the city, and .taking ''toll of thirty lives.. These are more, intimately connect- ed with our own land, but in other countries there have been disasters ivhich have been quite ae appalling 16 those to whom it has come home, AS these wo have mentioned hive 1 seemed lo us. Such 'were the disas- trous fire-at Osaka, Japan, destroying ,ln its course over 6000 houses, and rendering homeless persona, and the mighty typhoon laying low many a home, and causing death to hundreds. In the United States we read of the floods -in the Missis- sippi Valley, and the losses sustained "by Its victims. In those who have passed away dur- ing the twelvemonth gone, we are re- minded that grim Death makes no. discrimination amongst those whom H Jcalla upon to pay the debfof nature. In the obituary of 1912 are two royal jpersonages, the late King ot.Denmark, and the Emperor of Japan, and of men of note .there are many promin- ent names which have figured iirthe history of nations, in politics, war, and In the cultivation of the arts, sciences and literature. Notably among these we may mention White- law Reid, Sir George White, of Lady- smith fame, Sir Ilichard Carlwrig.it. Count Ncgl, Robert Barr, W. T. Stead, Coleridge Taylor, Sir Lawrence Alma- Tadcma, tho painter, Andrew Lang, ,Lord Lister of antiseptic fame, and only yesterday Germany's strong dip- lomat Von Kidorlln-Waechter. Of war the civilized world has had its share in the battles between Italy and Turkey over Tripoli, and the sweet; in tho events "which the whirli- sweet; in tne events wincn tno wnirn- ma mig L0 DC gig of lime brings about. note C01nnared with the credit aide. It prido the enterprise which hap ta1. well, as far as we can, to look on 'made the reaching1 of the Smith Polo thc side of thlnxs. otherwise successful by Ciipt. the we should morose and gloomy. In -the- election -of 'a 'new -President, whose entry into office, as the second representative of the Democratic party since the civil' 'war, lends the year 1912 a peculiar significance'. In China we view the dawn, of another 'the acoui re incut of Western ways, and thus ameliorating the lot of a vast ho'fde 'of "humanity 'who be pri- .In our own Dominion we have th L coii- leking rightly belongs ,to. a nation, and though men may have different views as to what the real-constitutlon of it should be, there is something gained in the fact that we are realizing our duty. So 'far. 'as internal troubles of ,any scricus "canccrjusnGe arc concerned, we have been happily free from them. Our "raps have been plentiful, and though prices.in keeping with our pro- duce axe not such as farmers may wish for, yet we can indulge in an optimism that better times are ahead when disabilities are likely to become adjusted. To our own city we turn with pride when we gaze on the additions to com- fort and convenience which in the year 1H12 have been given us. Our parks have been beautified and glori- fied, .with all that makes for show and recreation. Down our streets run the cars converting the city into the as- pect of a metropolitan town. Paved streets and cement sidewalks to its The new system of arc .lights" brings an enchantment to our thoroughfares. The mines in our vicinity are increasing their output, and are affording wealth sad employ, merit. A. new .Industrial Policy looms ahead which, in the using of. our rich resources, makes tho future vision a radiant one. New and important buildings'have sprung up in our midst, with a promise of more to follow. An up-to-date municipal government, pro. vldlng for commission is being pre- pared for us, We have been singular- y free from epidemics which points to the" general improvement of sani- :aTy, conditions, and we trust to a con- tinuancc of a hygienic policy 'which means so much to the welfare of a city. -Tbe year will leave us far better than it has found us. There has been laid the foundation of progress, and rith us rests Its continuance, Tho years roll on, and it can truly said that each one leaves the world materially better off, A thoughtful contemplation of what ia, and .what has been, cannot but help to impress this on us. So in bidding goodbye to OUR POINT OF VIEW j Happy New Year to all. 1IU2 wasn't too bad. May JU13 bo I n hummer. i Start rlglit and the chances of end- ing right will be greatly increased. A good maxim for, the new save your money and Invest it iu Lethbridge. Congratulations to Jlr. Grant Hall on the recognition of the C. P. II. of his abUtty as a. railroader. He should make a good man for tho big job be has undertaken. The city ended the year lu tad hole. So did nearly every other city, n Is the price of The peo- ple ask for them, cry for them, and then blame the city council for the deficit. -1913 Is lo industrial year 1 Lethbridge. Do you hear the rumbling of th water wagon? It will be His Worship .Mayor Ha: die and ex-Mayor Hatch ut mlduigh Teddy Hooftovelt doesn't like th sound of the peace talk. Ho Is 01 with th0 big stick all the time. The Herald's New Year's resoluUo: is it. will continue to boos for Lethbridge. The Herald speaks the sentlmeu of the people of Lethbridge In ex pressing the deepest sympathy for th families of the victims of the snoft slide at Ferule. It was n tragedj which calls for profound sorrow. and rurivey over i npon, p.nu uic fierce campaign of the Balkan States, the year we bid it farewell in a gen- But from these things wo turn away erou8 mootJ. Taking it as R whole we to the brighter contemplation of what reason to look on it as a bene- htts iitltnn placfl in tlm year. This factor, so far aa Lethbridge is con- will cause Us to relied that with the earned. Jn .the: world in general it IB mixed a good deal of the has wrought many changes, but u reviewing these tbe debit has to congress of the universities' of the ltogether 'wise to take an Individua la UU1IU lill tmilUI Mlfi llUailiUIlUJ. tuou it' LUHU nil IMU Turmoil lias been brought to a tern, aspect of things, but It would be pora-ry close 'by the sitting of the tl l to sum up the 'whole total which Peace Conference in what is regarded tho MU'.'.d Ims gained, and which In- a neutral capital, denoting that, the directly affects each one of us. ThtreY a Limit (Chicago Tribune) It may not out of place, even in the glad holiday season, to observe that the Jack Johnson type of man is none -too popular in this community and acts unwisely in ex- ploiting itself with needless oftonsive- ness. "A Mountain Battery (Nelson News) The suggestion of C. G. Wssthead that a mountain.battery should be es- tablished in West Kootenay Is one that deserves .the very best considera- tion at the bands of the government. There is not Hi the 'whole Dominion of Canada a mountain battery; there is need for one and West Kootenfty would be an almost ideal place for training men for this branch of the service. That there "would be any difficulty in securing men., to man a militia mountain battery.such as Mr. Westhead suggests there seems not the slightest reason to.doubt. Some' Pointed Truth (Winnipeg Free Press) Perhaps the 'difficulty in securing Canadian recruits for the Canadian navy, upon great emphasis is laid ,by apologists for the policy of contributions, is explained in part by this paragraph which we republish from the Acadian nueorutjr of Kaii- fax: ''The Tory orgaiis of..the lesser sort, par rotting the argument of Mr. Hazen, Minister of Marine, are declaring that we cannot man. warships in Canada, and they point to the case of the Niobe and Rainbow being manned by English officers and sailors. Do these miserable organs remember the con- stant torrent' of 'coarse abuse and" sneers which they'poured out against the "tin-pot and against Jn service thus Inaugurated, abuse am sneers which lu many cases' even re- sulted in having seamen frofti tl> Niobe insulted and snubbed at b; "Sassiety" on the Halifax street cars Was this attitude calculated to mak1 the service attractive to self-vespect ing Nova Scotian seamen? No man likes to be ridiculed, even though tha ridicule is offered by tenth-rate hacks of tho party press. In this way, even such organs have an effect. Let a Canadian service be respected ant lauded by the press of Canada, and there will be no difficulty In manning all the ships we can build." Public Welfare (Ottawa Free Mr. James Simpson, who.is a can- didate for the Toronto board of con- trol, suggests that next "year-the work of the board be reorganized, to malte each controller responsible for one of the four following departments "of civic administration: (1) Engineering and construction. (2) Finance and economy. (3) Property and maintenance. (4) Social progress and' public welfare. That is a fine idea, and one that might well be considered also by the Ottawa beard of control next' year. With Mayor Ellis' given especial charge ot" the waterworks and elec- tric departments, it 'would be a very complete division of the work. "Social "p'fogress and public vhat-'V magnificent field for some man who has given study to the large question of social improvement. Which of the men who' have--RO'far 'announced 'themselves for the Otta- wa board'-br control is equlppeti to superintend1.; such a department? Is there any other man, who could be in- duced to run, more competent to take over that work? .Hitherto "social progress and pub- lic ,vrolfarq" have been left to any- body, which has too frequently meant nobody. "fust Joke' Cruelty new prisoner made an awful fuss when I iron him." Tit for Tat Railway not allowed in this room, sir: You'li have to go." Irish not smokin', R. you have your pipe in your mouth, sir." I. an' I have me fut in me boot, but I'm not walkin'." More Dignified Now "When 1 was a tiny boy with ring- said the man with little hair, "they used to call me Archie." "I suppose now they call you Archi- bald." Belter Off Tfran He Knew "Merry Christmas, Rambo! Here's your bill for professional re- ceipted in full." "Thanks, awfully, doctor, you oughtii's" to give me such a pres- ent'as that. I've done nothing to de- serve it." "I know it. I'm not making you a present of You paid me one day when you were too full to know what you were doing, and I've held back the receipt till no'w. Merry Christmas, old Get Off To A Good Start FOR THE 1913 RACE BY USING THE HERALD The Strong Arm of Business WHICH WILL CARRY YOUR STORE NEWS TO HOMES, OR ABOUT. PEOPLE THE STANDARD SECURITIES COMPANY Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF MORNING SIDE Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 PkoiMl291 Seasons Greetings We wish to express to our friends our sincere thanks for their liberal patronage in the past and take this opportunity of extending our most hearty wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year Wilson Skeith AGENTS Reliable lire offices rcprescntcd.by UH. Opp. Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 There Are Compensations "This increased cost of living is omething said the young an as he paid the third instalment n the engagement Relationship Two chance acquaintances from Ire- and were talking together. so yer name is said ne. "Are yez any relation to Tim "Very said tho other. Oi wus me mother's first child an' ii was the twelfth." Useful in the Laundry Pete Duck has recovered from his ing siege of typhoid fever and is gain circulating among his old lends and receiving their congratula- ons. -That who recognise im congratulate him. Before he was 1 Pete weighed 220 pounds easy; ow his clothes don't fit him and when e stands on the platform and drops a Briny in the slot the little pointer ,ops at 130. "Well, said a friend in the tatler lobby Thursday. "Where's your ay window, Buck? I'll bet a fellow ould count your -ribs." "Count my replied Buck rue- illy. "Let me tell you something, harlie. On Mondays T got Into the utlonary tub and my wife uses me a Plain ealer. Puzzle: Find the Dog Solemnly the clock struck eight. r. Smith jumped up from his chair. !rs. Smith had been expected at six m., but had not returned. Feeling ervous, her husband rushed to the lephone and called up the police. "What's riei- asked the mstab.o. slammered Mr. Smith, about the "What Wag she came the lory. think a coat and skirt, but know the color. She had a dog Ith her." "What kind of a asked the [leer. Back came the answer, pert and at: "Brindlo bull terrier, four dark itches on body, shading from grey i white; round blackish, spot over ft eye, white snub of a tall; three hlto legs, the front, one nicely brlnd- d; small nick on his left "That'll gasped the policeman, ye'll look for the dog." But Just then Mrs. Smith and iho og turned up, Her Nsrve With Her A girl going up the aisle to be mar- ried looks as confident as a man lay- ing down four York Press. Lesson from ths Psst Alexander the Great had conquered Persia. "I'm going.to use this he said, "for a Here we perceive the origin of the Persian rug. here A New Crime are you in flattery." "Not at ail, sir. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I'm in here for imitating another man's signa- Blade. Some Famous Affinities Portia and Hassanio. Ham and Eggs. Pygmalion and Galatea. Romeo and .Tuliet. Bacon. King Mamie! and Gaby Deslys. Punch and Judy. Corned Beef and Cabbage. Jack and Jill. Hamlet and Ophelia. Fever and Ague. Beefsteak and Onions. Antony Pork and Beans. W, L McUe Co, Electrical Dealers Ami "Contractors Phone 637 Avenue S., Gave Three Reasons A very dignified Bishop, after a. long journey to conduct a service In a dis- tant village, was asked by the spokes- man It he would like a whiskey and soda to keep out the cold. replied tho BIshon emphati- cally, "for three reasons: First, be- cause I am chairman of the temper- ance .society; secondly, T am just go- ing to enter a church, and thirdly, be- have just had one." A Human Shuttlecock "Doctor, I wish you would see if you can't remove these unsightly warts from my hands." "Why don't you go to a "I did, and she sent me to a chirop- odist." "Well, she sends me to you." "I'm out. I can't risk my reputation on such a job as that, I shall have to advise you to go to a safe blower." WE WISH EVERY CITIZEN A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR W. J. NELSON CO, Sherlock Block 3rd Ave. S. ;