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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING CO., LTD. W. A. BUCHANAN, Managing Director. W. JORDAN, Supt. of Job Department. A CANADIAN CLUB. SUBSCRIPTION In Advance - $1.50 a year Otu iwi>e  *2.00 a year This city ought to be able to support � Club similar to the Canadian Clubs which exist In Toronto, Ignition, Montreal. Ottawa. Hamilton, Gnlt, Winnipeg And ISriuulon. At present therw is not nn organiz-aiMon In tho city of this character und if wo want to keep in touch with public men and public '.' ADVERTISING; Voi Month  �1.00 Per Inch COMPULSORY INVESTIGATION. The Lethbridgo strike bids fair to become historic. It appears to haw i>cen the limned .&t� cause of legislation now t>efora the House of Corn- industrial life and public welfare of Canada. A 1 ill hus l*en brought down by the Minister of Labor with a view to prevtntlng a recurrence of such conditions as threatened a few weeks ago to cut oft tho fuel supply from only ] pcmia, Icing tho cost of each luncheon. These luncheons are n.-vor elaborate and usually cost about 50c for |oach person. Tho club only mcvu j during the fall and winter 'months. We would like to see some of our citizens, like Mr. Magrath. Mr. Sitn- a large part of those western j provinces. The Government has taken a step .n the right direction. And if the recent labor disturbance here results In Parliament stepping in to protect the rights of the people and to provide machinery for tho peaceful adjustment of such disputes H will have served a very useful pur-po�j. The exact text of the bill is not yet to har.d. In general, however, it provides that the Labor Department shall offer its services to the parties in the dispute in the interest of conciliation. The fust'step will be to secure, if possible, an amicable settlement. When th;s fulls the government can appoint a board or commission with power to make a. compulsory Investigation and render a decision. In tho meantimo the strike or lockout must conso. The Hoard, i however, has only power to announco , its decision, it has no power to enforce it. Public opinion is depended | upon to give effect to the finding. Tho history of legislation of this kind in Canada is not without in -terest. It is to tint credit of the present Government'that it va.i the first to establish a Department of Lab(�r and to grapple with these problems. Six years ago it passed a Conciliation Act. which, though pure ly optional and not wry successful was tho beginning of government intervention. A year later, after tho trnckimn's strike hud seriously imperilled many lives. Sir Wm. Mulock introduced u bill (baling with such disputes ax might, arise between transportation companies und their employer. It was practically a compulsory Arbitration Act. closely following the New Zealand precedor.'t. mons, Mr. Ives and Mr. Nourso take this matter up and arrange for tho organization of a club right away. Tlh> Toronto flloKt fctt.vs editorially "Mr. Francis VV. ti'ulbrurth, formally years editor of the Mercury, tittelph, Ontario, has ncMimo(l control of tho Alberta Advocate. Ue.l Ivor. Alberta. Mr. Galbraith was one of Guelph's best clti/.-ns and should lo a strong factor In Cai�aduini/.ing tlu grout West." Mr. Culbwuth is a most capable Journalist and a distinct acquisition to Albert,! Nows- papordom, but we doubt if ho takes his mission ipiiU* n seriously as th.� Olob* mull would lead us to behove. One would gather from the (Hobos paragraph that western Canadians I were a lot of heathen who tuvde.1 ' ovangelizing from the east. A* n i matter of fact, in no part of tho Do-| minion is a mora intelligent Cutmil- iun cittfeflBhip to be found. The I man who conies out from the oust I with the Hloa of/brmgiiig enlighten- make one of th j meat where all has luvn darkness heretofore is liable to suffer souk* |severe k>,t�-Edmontor. News Tlu� [News is right, 'llieiv is as much 'sound Cnnudianlsm in the west, as in any other part of Canada Tho : people hole are loyal but they are ; not talking about it all the tinio. I'lhey believe in t iin.tda and Cannd - Kin institutions and will stund by the donnincn through thick and j thin. near UiiKhfoiM. Minnesota, tisked tho cwopfiipliy ol��s to name the prov-uiceH and territories of Canada. After considerable wiggling ami I hesitation, .Johnny raised his hand father enthusiastically us though n. happy thoarght had struck his cerebral cavity. TV\u-hei\ 'Well, .Jhnny. you nuvy answer the �m�stloii." Johnny: "I know there's lots of 'em, but tho on'y ono 1 can 'think of is Sunny Southern Alberta." A WISE MOVI.. i Hut it never Ix'ciiim* law. It received j a^ ^o time The Agricultural Society Is to be commended upon Its efforts to secure I a dry fanning authority of the reputation and acknowledged ability of ! Mr. Campbell, to visit Lcthbridgo. Tho Society also has in view a series of farmer's smokers, the Intention j being to gather together all the | men who are tilling tha soil in this I district and have them relate their | experiences at a "free and easy" meeting. This is a good scheme. | Nothing is more helpful to a farmer | than an exchange of views ami ex-perienoes villi his fellow fanners. I -*-- FIRE PROTECTION. i _ j Chief Humphries resignation from | the fire department, while It is to he | regretted in. the sense (that this city i los**tf a very valuable official, should jturn the attention of the City Council to the weaknesses of our fire protection system. Tho Horald agrees with Chief Humphries that the present system is not what it should be for a city the man of Lethbrid^e. It is out of date and should bo completely changed. Mr. Humphries' suggestions, if adopted, would entail tho expenditure of considerable money but they would put tho service into shape to co|>o with a big fire und that is vitally necessary. It is better to Ih> well protected I from the ravages of tho flames than to feel that we are at thoir mercy Down east the papers worry a great deal about the influx of American* to tho Canadian West. They ui\: afraid the West i* going to be Americanized. Not a hit, of it. The American* who nre coming to this* country are becoming Canadian citi-jons. They like our lawn and our system of government an 1 nre perfectly satisfied with tho new conditions. As a matter of fact American capital and American citizens are doing a great deal for tho development of th.s country. They have confidence in the future and are prepared to iuvest their money in our lauds It is a pity that more of the down Ka�l Canadians haven l tho same confidence. Tito F.dnionton llulletin issued a splendid Christmas number It wan well printed and filled with interesting matter ubotil the pa�t nn.l present life of the Capital of Alberta. Tho Kerr Co. continue to advertise Southern Alberta. This month they begun the issue of a monthly journal which thoy cull "Kerr Land I�o n's " It is illustrated nn.l amongst the Wnnwltar faces in Ow first numlwrnru I those of 11. II Owen and T S Mue-Kcn/.ie. There is also a photo of the .Merrill home ut Magrath. The little I monthly has a page devut.d ui flattering trihutes to .Southern All.erta. from men who have lorut�I in ilus district. Tho snrno paper has a splendid tribute to Southern Allmrtn, from a man who kn;>\vs what he Is talking about. Here it is: In reply to your Inquiry as to what 1 th nk of Allwrui, will state that after making three trips to Warn- iinl vicinity and spending about two months Iiivamiigtvting the coin.try and talking with a great many fannersand ranchers, t am thoroughly convinced that it will In-st countries for genrul tlivorsifleil farmir.g that t have ever sven. In th> first place, it, is a wonderful grass country. I snw hundivd� of h.Md of cattle and sbr\�p that had never hnd anything but the pralrto grass, winter or sumire-r, �n-J wore fntler than urt.v stock we have Inthls country, and nothing but the corn fed stock of Minti'sotn or Iowa would compare with them. I saw fields of wheat.that went from 2"> to -l."� bushels to tho ncre. an I th- Iwi (pmlity of grain that I have ever seen, and must bo seen to le appr.'c.atid. It Is a great sugar licet country. I talked with farmers who rai."h*tilO, 1'J and as high as 15 tons of sugar leets pi r acre and received 8S.0O per ton this year The sugar beet fac -torv is at Itaymond, '2." miles from Watn-r, and cost a million dollars. The uoath?r and climate ate fin*!, mil lumber nn.l building material are o'.eu: the wim.! price as ir. Minnesota un I Iowa. it looks like a good country to me and tho strongest thing that I car. say to back my Judgment of the country is that t have sold every* thtio that 1 owned in Minnesota and am moving my family to Wanwr and intend to maki! it my future home. T S Yours truly. LKtTINUWELL. a very .nililliTeut support. Tho Dol \ minion Trades Congress opposed it. and finally it was withdrawn in fnv-j or of tho legislation now known as thn Hallway Labor Disputes Act. This provides that after attempts at conciliation hnvo failed, a compul -sory investigation can Ikj demanded One party to the dispute can demand it, a municipal.ty enn demand it. or tho.Mir-istcr of Labor can order it. .Tho- present bill is simply nn extension of thj principles of this Act to all disputes that interfere with public utilities. Coul mines, telegraph linos' and all public, necessities of this kind will come under the protection of the Act. It is a recognition of tho rights of the people. In all such disputes, th ro is a third party, the public, which is often the great st sufferer. Tho legislationnow before parliament w-JI go a long way toward the protection of tho public interest. A well known authority upon economic questions has put the caso very ccncisely when ho says: "The public, in its capacity of consumer, realizing its complete dopon -donee for tho physical nrcessarlos and conven.ences of the common life upon the peaceful, regular and efneiont conduct of ihas.0 private industries, insists that this public interest car -ries with it c rtain rights of Government. This doctrine does not involve any revolutionary interference with or diminution of rights of .ndtvidual or corporate property: it simply asserts the existence, o! certain restrictions upon the ubuso of property, in cases where a clear public interest in the proper use has in tact grown up." The ch'ef criticism of tho bill so tar is .ts failure to provide for tho enforcement of the decision of tho 'investigating committee. There is perhaps some grounds for this object-,on. but It must bo remembered thait advanced legislation of this kind can only bo carriod forward by stages. To overdo is often to undo. Public opinion will do a great dea, to compel an acoeptar.ee of -these awards, and If more stringent legislation be found necessary, tho working of the proposed law will prepare the way for it. One thing Is certain the public welfare roMst be a first consider-aiWon. If companies and unionswant to fight it out it must not' ho to the injury of public utilities and at the oost of hardship and suffering to the people. Tho Minister of Labor is to ba commended for his protection. His bill will lie supported by tho over whelming sentiment of the coun -try. Hon. It. F. Green's resignation At present tho brigade i,rom cts of a Conservative victory very blue. j could not handle a fire in or.o of | our large buildings. That is evident jto anyone who has looked the pres-Itnt equipment over. I It is better to Iw well prepared for |a fire, than only half prepared. EDITORIALNOTES. Lethbridge should extend an vitaticn to tho Alberta t'nion Municipalities to moot hero war >n -of next That was a good stroke of LiliorAl j j!4*ador Macdonald to Induce tho-t ' I clever and resourceful young steles - : jroan. W. W. II. Mclnnm to resign his | [position as governor of tho Yukon | and enter tho political campaign in 'n.C. Macdonald and Mclnnes will make agreet team The Liberals ought to have littlo difficulty in winning ir. Hrltish Columbia. The present government there is weak, incapable and corrupt, and is unworthy of tho task of administering the affairs of such a rich and enlightened a province. One of our Now Year's resolutions should be to patronize Alberta products, that is ono way wo can help this provinco along. Raymond Sugar should bo tho only sugar used in Alberta H is high grado sugar and is mode in Alberta from Alberta grown bevts. Tho CP.lt. should bo made to carry liu mails along tho Crow, no mat tor how late the main line trains may bo. The company is paid to carry a daily mail and tho people between Dunmore and Nelson should soe that it performs its duty. It will not bo long before tho vital question in this city is "Has Gas Been Discovered?" At the annual meeting of th.. Can-ad An flank of Commerce, which will be held In Toronto on Tuesduy. January 8th. a very flattering statement will !*� presented Tliv m-t profits for tho year have been 81.7-tl.12'.!-40. 700.000 has l�>en paid in dividends to stockholders, also $100 ono In bonm*ee; f&OO.nno added to the rest account: glO.l.fttlU carried for-word to U>07. and there in a provision for depreciation in value of bunk premises, a substantial donation to San I'ranelKco stitterers an-i $30,000 placed In tlv inn^ion fund Tho general volume of business shows a substantial increase nwr Inst year nad In all the statement must he gratifying to tho stockholders and is proof of the soundness of Cuuudiau honking Institutions GOSSIP^ �ne ON THE SIDE TatUer The west can teach the- rest of the world sotnethin^ about everything, remarks t ho Kdmonton Saturday N'eks For instance down in Allx 111..' oilier day. the people gave lis a urn".- n. fir-fighting which I venture to say no firemen's convention ever d suited The Imjwrlal Hotel In that town took fire nn I the cor-r si'imd nt of the Stettler In-le|ten  dent sent his pspor a vivid account of the occurtvnc*. '"I he barber's shop" he wrote 'is next deor to tho hotel and with muih foio'.h >ught Mr. Fi-llowes hitched three teams to it und moved H uw.iy" Vih.it would to hi � 1'i.v? Down ir. the oflete east, where they iti-itu si slowly, they wj.iid hake let th- fit >p bum. Here li'ov .; .> 'nil Mahomet urinclple. If a �. '-ay doesi.'t pass through -\ t 'wn. ih> latter wastes n> time in languishing away in solitude, but immediately nia\.s 0\er to the railway, leaving ihe eld town site l>ure prairie as rt was in the days when buffalo and Indian", roamed over it. In a buoy unt country like ours, it is a pretty Inr^e obstacle thut a community cannot overcome. Did jou ever notice the watering c.in peIdiin-,' water to tho H.N.W.M. 1' I ai racks? Why should it bo? ,Why doe>n't tho city and Dominion gokcrntiunt come to some arrangement, so thut the city can givo tho barracks th.i benefit of tho waterworks What v ould bo tho mat/tor with making a deal, whereby the city t-hould make tho connection and supply tho water, with an agreement that if at any time tho police went out of existence tho city should gat this property for park purpose*. Tho introduction of a daily train service oh the Alberta Railway will be a big thing for Lethbridgo. Tho .Are protection equipment must be improved. The equipment which has served the city foe ton years back, is out of date. Watch year. UCTinilHDUE GROW this Help Lethbridgo grow this yaar. Boo*t Lethbridge for all you are Curler Miqiiolon of Calgary got off a very good Joko at tho curler's bun-epjet last week. In speaking of the visit to tho Lethbridgo Hrewery he said that tho Calgary beer excelled that made in Lotlibridge In ono respect. Tho brew there uuulo people Cross but tho Lothbridgu ln�r lunde people Sick. Tho only person who can improve upon that joke is Dave Kit on, of Cardston. ! Croup can positively Y� stopped in 20 minutes. No vomiting--nothing to 6icken or distress your child. A sweet, pleasant, and safe Syrup, c*ll 'e.l Dr. Shoop's Croup Cure, does tha work nnl does it quickly. Dr. Shoopa Croup Cure is for Croup alono, ro -iuemt highest of. praises in cwry city in which it has been offered On i ho second night, tho j "tlypsy liirl" ttlmh lx>cninu such iy der some of tho beautiful Ilowors mid 'favorite last Keuson, will bo given, have tham sent to l'incher Creek for ; Hat.e Mason, the youngest and high-distribution amongst friends tluro. 'est salaried child star, Is certain to At Christmas time when ho reached j please |whLii she sinjin, "If wo hadn't A Calgary pai>or contained an nd announcing carnations for sale at 25c a dozen and chrysanthemums at Si a dozen. A Lethbridge man wondered at the reasonable price, but Idling a firm believer in tho truthful -ness of advertising, declined to or- We Have Exclusive Sale of the Choicest Lands In Township 9, Rnn�c lb ; Township 8, Rnngo 17, ami a large selection of the best lands in adjacent districts. We contemplate opening several local branch offices in Southern Alberta early the coming season, but at present nil our business will.bo conducted from our General OHices at Duluth, Minn. The RUSH THIS SPRING will bo the �ieatt>Bt known in the history of Canada West, and we advise intending purchasers to COME NOW �nd make your selections BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE GETS YOUR. OPPORTUNITY M. C. KNOWLES, General Agent Duluth, Minnesota. there, ho ha'd tho boxes opened and low and behold what dtd he gdt in his "prize package. Flowere to bo sure, but they were made of paper. My, but wasn't there declarations from his lips, that would have made the Calgary' arm Hyde for shame. Kerr's Land Doin'e tolls tho following: A teacher of the Grovor school, any women in the World" and "Wo all Walkid Into the Shop" Tito duet "Why don't you try.'" ifVdestined to prove a winner. Halcyon Martin's catchy songs, "Nobody Knows My Number" is said to bo fino and "My Wife Won't let Me ' is bran now. C. II. Devlin, Ljborul, was elected in tho Domin'on bye-oleot'on in Nico-let, Qu�. I New Effects in f Cut Glass Our recent importations include nn assortment of English Rock Crystal, quite different from that hero-to-fore shown. The Crista! IWcIf Is beivlrr �n4 the cuu>i�{a d'tpec than � hat nf Jttaer j��r�-Uie cOVct la ��cn mure pie��lpf It differ* from "Slrka' Out SUM" in that U depend* raoie upon Ita arllatlc ir�Trjr of de-�\$n. torn* t�*uij raibcr tb*n brilliancy. Rose Bowls, Flower Centres, Decaliters and Jugs are most prominent in the assortment, some of which come mounted In sterling silver, others plaia. |W J. Armstrong f JEWELER ENGBAVEB OPTICIAN. Agent for BELL PIAN03 O. W. KERR CO. Lethbridge, Alta. (Minneapolis, Minn., Head Office) LANDS 4N BLOCK Retail or Warner Town Property hatchTcoons, AGENTS -------------And also General Real Estate Dealers--------- LIST YOUR PROPERTIES With us. With our States connections we can probably roach moro huyerB thun any other dealers. i COME TO US TO BUY. ;