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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta TAGE FOUR THE lETKBRTDr, E DAILY HERALD ANUAUY 2, 1911 LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 Published by the Lethbridge Herald Printing Co., Ltd.. every lawful evening at its office, Sixth Street. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN Managing Director T. W. QUAYLE Managinr) Editor JOHN TORRANCE Buslnesa Manager PHONE: Editorial, Reportorlal And News Department 1224 PHONE; Advertising Circulation And Jpb Departmentt 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 year delivered ...... $4,00 1 year, by mail ....... $3.00 6 months, delivered ... $2.00 6 months, by mall ..... $1.50 ?. months, delivered ... $1.00 3 montlis, by mall......75c 2 months, delivered .... 35c. 1 month, by mail...... 25c. Addresses chaneed ns often a.-? desired, but both new and old addresses must be given. THE DAILY HER Lethbridge-Red Cross Drug & Book Store: J. G. Robertson & Co.; Jackson &; Co.; Alexandra Hotel; People's Drug Store; Kenny & Allin; Lethbridge . Hotel Cigar Stand; Diamond City-Dr. D"Arc. Medicine Hat - Assinibola Hotel. Macleod-A. D. Ferguson. Cranbrook-Beattie & Murphy Co.; Cranbrook Book Company, Edmonton-Provincial News Company. Pincher Creek-Dr. JlcCrea; Mitchell Drug Co. - ALD FOR SALE AT Taber-Westl-ike Bros. Vancouvar - Wide World News Co.; News Shop, 445 Granwell Street,....... Spokane-Jamiespn News Co. 705 River Side Avenue. Grassy Lake-Grassy Lake Hotel. Minneapeli*-Kemp .& .Cohen News Agency. Calgary-Leading Book and News Store, 109A 8lh Ave. West; World News Co. Pincher Station - Edward Read. St. Paul-World News Co. Carmangay-Clarence Knol-den. Duluth-EWorld News Co.- THE WEEKLY HERALD Published everj- Wednesday in eight or more paxes, and contains a summary o( the news of the week, local and district 1 year in advance.....$1.00 6 months in advance ... 50e J hvo the city and district will fool the impulse of the .special in-I terest of thnt groat corporation. Tlie C. P. R. have vast interests ; in the cily and district and it is no part of their policy to lest : these, remain charges rather than sources of income. With the ! settlement of the irrigated belt will come the co-relation of city and district, and there is no doubt of the intention of the C.P.R. ' to materially encourage iiie developmeiit of the slock yard, packing plants and cold storage in(lustrii\s here. The company will also undoubtedly generously second any industrial policy the city may institute. : The year \n\st has been one of careful building for the future. Lethbridge has noted mistakes made here and elsewhere. There is a healtliy disposition to avoid pitfalls in the future and to tid-vance with the natural development of an exceptionally rich district rather than to force holhouse growth and suffer subsequent blight. Lethbridge people have every reason to feel proud of Iheir city, of its appearance, its conveniences, antl of the� $oIid foundation laid for the future to come. Let us pursue a sane development i)olicy and with our unexcelled geographical situation, tremendously rich rcstuirces in coal and agricultural lands, there is no reason why the city should not becbine one of the model industrial centres on the continent. We have the stutL All that is needed is that the people use the stiitY wisely and well. OUK POINT OF VIEW Have vou become a backslider alreadv? Is yoiu' New Year's resolution cold or hot today? The Montreal Mail says the naval proposals of the government will not even be mentioned in the speech from the throne at the opening of parliament. Evidently the emergency has vanished. Toronto daily papers recorded a banquet at St. Catherines attended by one hundred farmers in evening dress, and the Sim-coe Reformer remarks that: "They are the sort of farmers that went to Ottawa the other day to urge Borden to keep the duty on wheat." A GLANCE BOTH WAYS. TVJEW 'i'EAR'S is stock-taking time, and in a look back over * � 1918 the story of the city of Lethbridge can be written in bright colors. There is no attempt at denying but that Lethbridge felt the efl'ects of the general depression, but that it felt the effects less than other places is in marked e\-ideuce by a contrast with conditions now prevailing here and elsewhere. There is no disposition to gloat over depression in other cities, but in view of the fact that there has been a persistent eft'ort to place Lethbridge in the classification of cities as "dead" it is about tinie that this slander was refuted and the city given credit not on!y for holding its ov,n, but making substantial progress. Lethbridge has submitted to unfair classification quietly for policy's sake. There has been a certain fear of attracting an army of unemployed here for which there would be no work. Other cities are teeming with unemployed and large sums of money are being spent in providing free meals to able bodied men anxious for work. There was a time in the history of Canada when this would have been charged up to a political party, but the Herald has no such motive. W^e are willing to admit that it is due to economic conditions which become uncontrollable at times, and pass oh to placing Lethbridge in its right position among the cities of the A\''est. This city has not attracted population as rapidly as some other cities, but it has not lost ground, and the fact-that it did not gain more rapidly has proven a blessing in jdisguise, for we have not now hundreds of men clamoring for 'work or bread. Lethbridge has gained in population but not so rapidly-as to be imable to provide work for the great majority of the people, hi flie winter there is always a certain amount of unemployment due to cUmatic conditions, buf taking it on the whole there is less unemployment here than in any other western city and the prospect for the remainder of, the winter is exceptionally bright. The fact that Lethliridge has been slow in recovering from the effects of Uie lengthy coal strike and a year of adverse crops has been in many ways the best possible thing for the city. It has caused the introduction of a poUcy of caution, \vith the result that there has been laid a solid foundation upon wliich to build the superstructure in the form of a large, progressive city in the years to come. Over-boosting invariably leads to re-action, and when the re-action comes in a period of financial stringency, it pinches hard as some cities have learned to their sorrow. Lethbridge has been boosted, but it has not : been over done. Real e|tate values have not become inflated and ; as a consequence there has been little or no re-action during the f year of money tightness. There has been no slump in real estate !: values in Lethbridge. Property is holding firm and that is considerably more than can bo said of cities in this province which have been vaunted much above Lethbridge. It is an old saying *'hat all things come to those who wait, and in facing the year >^-1914 it looks as if this city starts off with less handicap than any of its competitors. The shutting down of the money supply has caused a lull in building construction but what work has been done has been of a substantial character, and the buildings erected are an asset to the community. The new Post Office, Wesley Church, International Hanester and other.structures involved a large expenditure of money and stand as tributes to the solid character of the city, as well as the vision of the future. With an easing up of the money market will come a revival of this industry, but even though the figures for 1913 show a decline, Lethbridge has nothing to bo ashamed of and for general appearance shows up as well as any cily in the province, anfl much superior to an}' city of similar population. Industrially the past year has been a good one. All the industi-ies in the city worked steadily and it was one of the best years in the history of the mines. What tliis pay roll means to Lethbridge few outside cities appreciate, and it is doubtful if at times it is fully appi-ecialed at liome. The prospects for the future in this industry are particularly bright, and with the re-opening of the Diamond City mines .and the opening up of new beds of coal, the value of this groat industry to Lethbridge could hardly be overestimated. Lethbridge has also developed as a railway conlro and the �:xtent of the iniprovcinents made by the C. P. R. have not as yet begun to dawn.on the city. The company have been accu.sod