Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 1, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING CO., LTD. W. A. Bscbaiu, : Muuujtat Director and Editor. . SUBSCRIPTION: \lnAdvranoa - S1.50 a year Otherwise - �a.00 a year ADVERTISING. Per Month l.OO Per Inch SOUNDS LIKE ROMANCE. Away up in the -north, four hundred miles from the Arctic circle, wheat is grown and flour is made. A few. of us hare heard about it but have not .stopped to consider what it means. It is in the memory of many citi- xeng of Lcthbridge when the idea of growing wheat in this district was ridiculed. What have we today? '.. Lethbridge is the centre of the great-eat, winter wheat country iu America And /lour mills are located in this city and at Raymond, Magrath and Cardston, making flour from that wheat-wheat raised in a land that less than ten years ago was considered worthless for grain growing. The -growing of wheat and the making of flour "at Port VermiUet a thousand miles north oi us, means just such, another revolution. The land that bus been considered too cold to live iii by the great mass of the people is going to be a great wheat country in a few years; there are to � be towns and cities and rich and prosperous farmers.. within four hundred miles of the Arctic circle. Surely we have a great heritage in this western country. ,No. one can predict its future. The: Winnipeg Free Press, ever to the front fruits' Effort to boost western Caneda', has sent out as a Christmas memento a small barrel full of flour made ail the mill at Fort Vermilion. Accompanying it is a booklet relating the wonderful changes in that country within the last few years. It reads > like a romance, but every line is a fact. What will the-story be in a few years? Possibly a write up of some flourishing young city where Fort Vermilion .now stands. Who can tell? �'- ' " LET THE PEOPLE CHOOSE. In connection with the contest for the Red I)eer nomination, another interesting discussion arises. The friends of one of the defeated candidates claimed that undue influence had been used by officers of the cen tnal Liberal Association to secure the nomination for Dr. Clark. It was strongly denied thivt this was the case, and the statements thus made were accepted and the nomination became unanimous. But suppose an efTort were matte from the party's headquarters to secure the nomination of a man, whose services the party leaders felt need of. should it be considered an offence, so long as the interference constated merely in having the wish es of the leaders convejvd to the rank and file? There would be the usual talk of "machine rule," but looking at the matter from an unprejudiced, common sense standpoint, it is not likely that in many cases the interests of tho party and of -the public at flnrge would be served by such a course? We know nothing of tho Ked Deer case hut we diCCer with the Saturday N'ews in its conclusion. The people arc usually able to judge a good man as well as the leaders. It is better la leave the selection entirely to them. Interference in any way from the outside does harm to the party. The Litaral party in Ontario was ucakened in many instances by the dictatorial attitude of some of its leaders, fn a fair contest for a nomination the lxsit man usually wins out us vas the ease in Hod tteer and Dr. Clark might have won even more (easily if the suspicion of taU'rCereuee hud not boon aroused. The Province of Quebec is able to furnish proof of the foolishness of outside interference in the selection of candidates. In nearly every bye-election there- in recent years the.go-' vernment bus stepped in and named a candidate, contrary to the v�'shes of the party in the riding-a good part of it anyway. Tho result consequently was that discord developed and second and third candidates appeared in the field and the chances of success wore jeopardized. If the mat tor had been loft wholly iri"the hands of the people in the constituency it is a safe guess that unity would have prevailed and the party's position would have been strengthened. Liberalism is still strong In Ontario. Tho victory in tho two-bye-elcc-tions proved that and tho win in Centre York was particularly striking. The Conservative candidate, Capt. Wallace, was a popular young man, the son of lion. N. Clarke Wallace, who was invinciblo in his day. The commission's report says that there isn't a -betrf combine in Alberta. Yet some fellows will still claim that there is one. Why didn't they prove it when the commission was sitting? Good bye Mayor Calbraith and Aids. Uowman, .Oliver and Vroomftn. Wo have no fault to find with you. William Henderson is now at the holm. Everybody expects that he will steer a straight course. The Daily Herald circulation is*1 growing rapidly. After that love feast in the council chamber Thursday night Dr. Gal-braitli is wondering why he was not elected Mayor for a second time by acclamation. According to the Beef Commissioners there is nothing left for the Alberta government but to go right into the ranching business. When all is said and done, is there any climate so fine as Southern Alberta. THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. Tonight maiiy a child will-go to sleep trying to keep awake in order to see Santa Claus. Every sound will be eagerly studied to find, out its possible bearing on the coming of "Jolly Old Saint Nick." And why should they not? Santa Claus is just as real to them as the doll is a real baby or the wooden horse a real pony. This talk indulged in by some would-be educators that such a belief leads to final disappointment and a loss of faith' in the truthfulness of parents and humanity in general, is all ;nonsense./ No dhe ever was.t the worse, lor.-** believing in the. patron saint of the Christmastide. The only, possible danger is the cultivation of the idea that the coming of Santa Claus means that they will get things as gifts. The true Christmas spirit is that of giving and the children should be impressed with the fact that the real pleasure of this season is in GIVING J'ather than GETTING. Santa Claus is a giver of gifts to make people happy, and his example should be followed in giving t flower beds, paths i "lined with trees and flowers and ah-; ove all green grass. We say therei would lie for the reason that if the ; matter was placed in the right light , -.before, the par-ties concerned- there is'; not doubt they- would allot a cer-1 tain sum each year for. the purpose.-If the square is left in the city's sole possession it will remain in the yshape it is now for some years to J-conic: >- The city cannot'afford-at pre-sant to appropriate money to maintain the property properly. Sidewalks rind good streets are n first necessity. With the two governments interested in the maintenance of the property �as� a park the transformation could >be?'made much sooner. The public '.'buildings-, would also add considerab-- ed only when its front wheels had dropped over the edge of the bank. Jenkinson and Lliiiloy were very ser iously injured, Jenkinson's leg l>eing so crushed that he will be crippled for life. The other victims o( the accident were all more or less injured, but all will recover. They wore removed to a hospital in Pasadena. Messrs. Jenkinson and Robinson are well known throughout the west as brooders of pure-bred shires on their ranch, at Pincher Creek. Air. Jenkinson now resides on his large ranch south of Medicine Hal where he breeds heavy draft horses on an extensive scale. He lias fre. quontly shown his horses at Calgary fairs and has many friends there. WHIT IRE Y00 GOING TO OEM? The time is drawing near to ship your presents for the East. Have you seen our stock of Books, Calendars, Cards and Fancy Goods ? Robertson's Book Store PHONE 251 1st Door West Union Bank NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS At Edmonton, Alberta's Capital Will be a Credit to the Province j Nelson hockey t'-ani wants to have, i a game ill this city; Just think, of I talking hockey when we ' can go I uroiirid the streets without gloves or ovcicoHts. Baseball is more in the lino of the Lethbridge sports at a Christmas game. They cannot play hockey unless it might be done on rollur .skates. Immigrants cannot lie too carefully picked over. Wo want the best in Canada and not the typo that commit murders such as tho follow who took the old man's life in. Pool county, Ontario. " Mr. Jenkinson is well known here. Ilu loft here in October with a lot of polo ponies for California. Ho ranches south of Medicine lint and east of Colitis. He took an automobile with him, Harry I'illlnK being in charge. Edmonton, Doc. 30.-The plans for the new Alberta parliament buildings have been completed nn-d cuts prcpar ed for this structure. It has been decided to construct this building with the best quality of sandstone from the quarries at Calgary. The new building, the founilati -n-s of which are alrcudy constructed, is situated on the old Hudson's I'ay property near where the Hudson ll.iv factor's house was, and ovo'-hiukin/J the old fort. The ground con lists cf about 27 acres. The buildin;' i;, bu-ing- built in the form of a "TV Thcmain entrance is 88 :'e-�t . id;, flanked on the east and west sides with administrative wings, each wmg being 130 feet long. The main entrance pavilion. including tntitinrfc steps, extends north iV-.ir- th.i main arcade a distance of "Tt f-tel froi which point the building ii:ettsiir.-;.s on its north and south axis, 2W� feet. The building is 58 fdet high f:v�m the. ground floor to the top cornice anf from the cornice line to tl^' bast of the lauten on the dome is 8s i\. �'. The building in general - tici-'ip'cs it plot of ground, 427 "fee* ly 2-IS feet and from the ground to the top of the domw is 178 feet. The fouudation of the luii'.lmg is concrete and above ground tlx* exterior walls are facjd with stone masonry backed with brick' worfc ami (iir-rel on the inside faced with hollow porous terra cotta blocks. All the floors cf the administrative wing buildings will be in general used for departmental business end will be wholly m. i.rt in their rsoa from those n Hie lsgislative u:-!g. which will be ma nly n,t the disposal of the administrative body. Tho mu soum in the basement and the library and cafe on the first floor w 11 be placed in the legislative wing. At the maiin entrance luoing Kightii street, are six Coriiit'iian c.ilau.i.s, each four feet in �il'i icte" and 40 feet in height. The mu -unci I r >\wr consists of three largo circular ,, masonry'openings in which are placed ornamental bronze doors. The interior of the building will be fittod up in magnificent style. The legislative chamber, is a room 56 feet square and extends in height through the second and third stories In its design it follows the dignified lines of the Ionic order, there being ti'i-i detached columns on each side of the four sides and angle pilasters at the corners. The design was decided upon after careful consideration of the giound's present, and future requirements and extensions with due considerations of appearance from all directions, which will be as nearly similar as possible from an architectural standpoint. Architect, A. M. Jeffers, has given most careful study to these ami other structural details assisted by our structural engineer, John Chalmers, under the supervision of Wm. Fin-gald, structural engineer and architect of Winnipeg, who is acting in an advisory or consulting capacity for the government in connection with the building. The complete design was submitted to Professor Xobbs, of Montreal, who Is professor of architecture at McGlll university, and after his revisions were finally approved and adopted. LETHBRIDGE GETS IT. The Provincial Department of Agriculture has decided to have the Provincial Seed Fair here on February 18, 19 and 20, 1908. ail NTAKD' S IA NIMENT GAHC.IST IN COWS. CURES When the Stomnch, Heart, or Kidney nerves get weak, then these organs always fail. Don't drug the stomach, nor stimulate the Heart or Kidneys. That is simply a makeshift Oct a prescription known to druggists everywhere as Dr. Shoop's lie-storative. The Hestorativc is prepared expressly for these weak inside nerves. Strengthen these nerves, build them up with Dr. Shoop's Hestorativc-tablets 6r liquid-unci see how quickly help will coine. Free sample test sent on request by Dr. Shoop, Uacine. Wis., Your health is surely worth this simple test. Sold by all druggists. IF You have ever thought of a Piano in your home, there is the opportunity today to have one at an unequalled price. You know our reputation for mighty reasonable prices. ' Well, we are breaking records on a shipment of Heintzman Pianos, arrived yesterday. Come to our store today and in-vestigate these beautiful instruments. Is there any gift that would be as greatly appreciated as a piano for Christmas. :: Organs in stock also The Turpin Furniture Co. JB@~ We guarantee a square deal to all who trade here. # Established 1S64 , 4 I 4 � 1 1 I 4 4 4> J Merchants Bank of Canada HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL Paid-up Capital................. Reserve and Undiviried Profits. I ,.........____86,000,000 ............. 4,267,400 BOARD OF" DIRECTORS Sir B. Montagu Allan Jonathan Hodgson, Esq. President . Vice-President C. R. Hosmer, Esq., Thos. Long, Esq., C. F. Smith, Esq., Hugh A. Allan, Esq., C. VI. Hays, Esq., Alex. Barnet, Esq., F. Orr Lewis, Esq. E. F. Hebden..........................General Manager The Bank has 119 branches and agencies distributed throughout Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Correspondents at all the principal cities of the U.S. Bankers in Great Britain, the Royal Bank of Scotlaud. New York Agency, 63 & 65 Wall St. SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS invited, and special attention is paid to small deposits. Interest at 3 per cent, per.. annum, compounded four times a year. Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit," payable in any part of the world, at current r�tes Lethbridge Branch - E. W. McMULLEN, Manager | Temporary Office, Oliver Block - - Upstairs For Quick Sale 2 lots on Crabb Street, close to Bompas, $800 :-: Terms 3 lots on Glyn Street, close in, $1600 :-: x Terms C. B. Bowman Agency LETHBRIDGE ALTA. To check o cold quickly Rvt from your druggist some little Candy Co HI Tal.lets culled I'reventics. .nru(rjri�ts' ovci-.yv.licro tire now dispensing with �Proven-ties, for they are not only Hivt'c but decidedly effective und prompt. Preventing contain no quinine, no lux ntive, no-thing lmr.sh or sickening. Taken at' the ''sinoe/.e stage" .I'reventics will prevent Pneumonia, Hron-chitis, I^t. Grippe., elc, Hence the name. Proven tics. Clood for feverish childit>n. 48 Provontics 25 .cents. Trlu! boxes sold for 5 cts. Sold by nil druggists. A Golden Opportunity For you to invest a small amount and reap by returns-an investment that will easily produce a revenue of from : : : : : 100 "TO 500 PER CENT' Everyone who is at all acquainted with conditions in B.C. must admit that the LOWER ARROW LAKE DISTRICT is undoubtedly the choicest fruit-growing district in the province. A free trip to purchasers to inspect our land. 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