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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Friday. January 3,19J3 LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD � ., ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 Publlahad by the Lethbrldge Herald Publishing Co., Ltd., every lawful evening at Its office, 'Sixthi jStreet, Lethbcidoe. AI8�rta�^Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN PHONE: Editorial, Reportorlal And -New* Department 12 2 4 Managing Director - T. W. QUAYLB Managing Editor-JOHN TORRANCE Builneai Manager PHONE: Advertising ~ Circulation And Job Department* 12 5 2 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 year, delivered ....... $4.00 1 year, by mail ......... (3.00 6 months, delivered ..... 12.00 , . ... , mr% 3 months, delivered..... $1.00 6 months, by mail ...... 11.80 1 month, delivered ...... 35c. 1 month, by mall ...... 25c. Addresses changed as often as desired, but both new and old , addresses must be given. , '>'� -X . THe DAILY.HERALD FOR S&.LJE AT L'ethbrldne-Red trojs Drug & Book Store; J. G. Robertwm & Co.; Jackson & Co.; Alexandra Hotel; People's Drug store; Kenny & Allin. Macleod-Young & Co.; R. W. Hamilton. Plneher Creek-E. J. Mitchell: :D.,.. LI McCrea. Tiber-Westlake Bros. Card*ton-Alberta Drug & Book Company. , Fernle, B. C-Percy Beal. Medicine rfat-~U M. Northam. Cran brook, B. C.-Beattle and Atchlnson. .. Clareaholm-O. IJ. Selnecke DIemond City-Diamond City Drug Co. Vancouver, B. C-World Wide News Company. Minneapolis-Brown 4b Brown, M9-�h street: Spokant-The Jamleton News Co.. 705 Riverside Avenue. Alio on all C.P.R. trains THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday in eight or more pages, and contains a summary -of the aews of .the week, local and district 1 year in advance.........$1.50.  '3 months in advance ..... �0c C months in advance ,.......75c. Blur plaeed on it by the Regina journal. We do not believe that it applies generally to the whole force. But, none Ui� less, Investigation and inquiry .by the government authorities would not be out of place. Anything In the way of removing suspicion from a body of men with the pride with which they have been regarded will be hailed with satisfaction' by the people of Canada generally, and more' particularly by those In the West. OUR POINT OF VIEW A Toronto editor ihas been knighted. That's where he got a scoop on some of his confreres. The 1912 council boasts of some good Umber. They will now go after things with a big stick. ' How many New Year's resolutions have you broken so far? Or rather, how many are left unshattered ? Calgary claims an increase of 24,000 in population in 1012. Well, that's easy; thens will not be another cenBus for nine years. As a little New Year's gift some $20,589,966 dividends will he divided among shareholders in Canadian companies. How many of these plums do you pick? No Need for Undue Haste hr T CANNOT BE SAID that any un-. \ due haste is necessary for'bring-!' ing the commission form of gov-;. ternment into operation. The city can X. Very well wait for the change until the end of the year, instead of being -troubled with an election in June. In 'this we are ir>. accord with Mayor ! Hardie. ,4 With the importance of going ahead actively with the Industrial policy,-the . city cannot afford the break which must necersarlly occur by an election .and a change of municipal .govern-iHent. It will be time enough to have ''the commissioners next year. By _ then, the 'policy-of industrial '.develop* meht will have had a chance of being cteaTly . defined, and put into operation. It will remain for the new body of .control, to further the plan. i The m%n elected to the present council are certainly entitled to a try-out until the end of the twelve-month. Th� energies required for carrying out the "new" program cannot be allow, ed to be broken midway. Six mo: ths without a commission form of government will, under the circumstances, not make much material difference to the city. Let the chance at any rate be; allpwed for working out the now1 policy, "aiid it will'not' hurt us to posseBs bur' souls in ' patience until the: end of the year and the desired change in municipal government.. The New Brunswick Association of Guides held its Christmas dinner a few days ago. Being guides, it is to be supposed they could all see straight at the conclusion of the ceremonies. Whether the city council decides to have the new charter come into effect in the middle of the year or next December, they will be Hglslating themselves out of their jobs. As the salaries attached are not very promising, It is to be supposed they will not care very much. A few weeks ago the cables were busy depicting the chaotic condition of> theLiberal party in Great Britain. The facts are that the Liberal party is enthusiastically united while the Unionists are torn by dissensions. The new council now holds the reins. How about that industrial pol- j icy? Developments In this direction' are being eagerly awaited, arid the citizens are sincerely hoping that those pre-election promises were hot superheated hot air. Even such an explanation would not account for the warm Christmas weather, nor-yet tor the New Year's wind storm. Two or three other members of the trust fraternity in Canada have been invited by Sir Max Aitkin to annex themselves to Unionist nominations in Engiand. Money talks all right but it doesn't say anything, complimentary to the British born. A Solid City , HE YEARLY STATISTICS of '.vl|_ Western cities published by the *~ Winnipeg Free Press point ai-rtogether to flourishing^, conditions itt .this portion of the Dominion? iphje figures are interesting*- 'as?, affoV&ng^ Some means of comparison in the progress of the different cities, par-..tieularly amongst those which.,ire -denominated "young," as compared with -earlier established centres. � But as an absolute test of advancement in the way of development the .table of figures cannot be altogether .regarded as a comparative! guide, owing to the various conditions which vlpcally prevail. But the .tale is one common to all. With regard to Lethbrldge the figure* [all round point to decided, pro-gress and. for comparative purposes it 'will be necessary to take note of th�; observation made under"its name thai\it-3?as.not until "19fl6;that it really began- to *e a ^Blaoe dt^ahyAiihport-ance. The advancement .made has not: Beefy due to any particular boom. The city limits/are by no meana ex-tenslve/^nd'lanythlng" in-?{he way of outside subdivisions has been discouraged. Values are conservative." These conditions -count for a very great deaC 3d.Ringing by comparison the development made, and fittingly earns for the city the description accorded it of,-being one of the most solid in the west. Reflections on tne R.N.W.M.P. ^nHB Royal Northwest Mounted Po-X **ce *s no^ re*J�l'vlhg much in .. f the way of advertisement .through the charges of ineffl-.-ciency �� made against it by the Hegina Standard. The adverse .reflections on the corpB-form the. sub: ject of an editorial in the Montreal �sijHerald, which proceeds to speak in ' fha following manner: A preference for pink teas and . * prairie chicken shooting, rather ." than for the suppression of crime, /vthe prevalence of "pull,"- whole-i&S sale desertions, and a force far be-'� slow e,r.1cient strength, are the ser-i-l- Ibus charges made by the Regina | itjou'mal. A parallel ie drawn be-iM'tween the manner in- which Al-i' mighty Voice, the murderer of -Jack Allen, was run to earth ;  �some years ago, and the conduct -"�flif^the force in a recent murder. :When Allen was Bhot, two hun- f -ilr�d miles from the Regina barracks, the news of it was enough - to break up a dance then in pro-Si: gress-.there.^ and to send a squad !i|CvflyiEg-out by special train on the {^murderer's track..... /Some- tcf -the >iaen were shot "down by the des-feipprado,'but justice was done. In ir||he' recent case^says the Stand-the murderer; .Tldel,' gave--limself up ten days after the ^orinaei' -He had been only a few ^ilB8:away, and the police had. &i5ma^e�only the most perfunctory fe*B./for him. Other cases are ^ i(wrhJch.criminals have ... fefjot away-because) the polioe/ in-|'^tead of being on duty, have been ftMay on hunting' trips, ^^e�erUons hayeiJwcojae so com-" " n that, accor'dintetp the Stand. ' Ira's''"article,' one-thlfd' o"f ';the?-' "&e have got;out t^;-heBt'-va^;,'i |Oan?A\Many man'lsave delibt-.: '" Mj^conimltted offences which ;; ^v^! diBsiiiBsal In order jfcb get: i rt"*TJ^he*;Bervlce, a'nd tb^fei gen the' best men 'who^TO*9*?"! Smh, ated' unless conditions improve. So bad is the state of affairs that Saskatchewan is contemplating ' the "substitution of its' own provincial'police for the wounted men. - � � A The- memberevo' the*Saskatchewan force, if what; js stated is tTUe;.; certainly fall'shorl of our ideals of i famous body of men. It is open to Question, however, whether it is .legitimate to brand the whole force through- the practices of local units. Taking the'men belonging to this city and district, we cannot say that there has'been any particular preference shown for sink teas and prairie chick-, en shooting to the -detriment of the duties expected from them. So far as events have Bhown the Mounted Police in the neighborhood have proved themselves vigilant and active in their exertions for the maintenance of .order and for the prevention and detection of' crime.  ; It may be true that conditions have changed since the early days, and there is not the attractiveness about the life which' served to bring men into the Tanks of the force. If this ig so, then there is need of remedies for keeping the'system- in conformity with present ddy" needs. That is to say, that means should be employed -for making the occupation, as livsome 'other-public branches, a living one. There is not much scope for. the "ajdven'ture" of other, dayb,/.whichi no doubt -played :a-ilarge"part In recruiting the ranks of the corps. In com-paTispn, with those days things at present may appear uncommonly- dull, and, consequently, some disappointment is caused. Still that can hardly, be the case, for men who are prone towards pink teas and prairie chicken shooting arevnot the kind tn wish'; for* Hjhe wliflerjlife. All the same, members ibf .tn^.Ittuiited'.Pqlice'have' to pay the penalty,of civilization like all of ub, and, naturally, new wants make f themselves feit;, and require higher recuperation. '-However, something in this direction-has already been arrang. ed at Ottawa. .... ;.Por :tbe honor of a corps with traditions-, intimately-connected with all] ib'at')s'heat?fn';the' history of the West, meahe-Bbbuld-be taken to remove the Seeing that the successful termination of the peace" conference depends on the drawing of a map satisfactory to Bulgaria, how would it do to get "Doc" Stewart to. draw it. He made quite a record as a map artist in the CardBton bye-election of happy memory. A very few years ago J. S. Willlsou was a rampant Grit, writing the life of Laurier in eulogistic strain. He differed withv some one and left the party. Ee is knighted.What do the owners of the Mail and Empire, the Toronto World, the Toronto Telegram, the Hamilton Spectator think of it any way. . > , ; / The death of Thomas M. Bvans, removes a man whose name will long be associated with the agricultural development of Southern Alberta. . The system of Irrigation which he has built up gives every promise of sustaining a dense population and contribute to making Lethbrldge a big city. One of the first things the new city council will have to -do is to decide on the method of assessment for the present year.. With.her..present pop^ compared with other western cities, it does not appear that a 520,000,000 assessment would t be excessive. Such an assessment would be quite fair, and -^vould give the city much better credit, provided no in roads were made against such,credit for a year or" two. � Solid growth is the motto for Lethbrldge during 1913.. While the /Herald has no serious fault to find with the knighting of J, S. Willison of the Toronto News, seeing he had the pull,.it certainly does not look fair to knight the editor of the News and pass over a man like John Ross Robertson, who not only is the equal of Mr. Willison in journal ism, but has been a prince among Canadians in his benefactions. Mr. Robertson deserves knighthood. The Good Old Days " .-' � .,,-. (Vancouver. World) f'A-mkrried womajn ;likes-' to talk of the days 'when she was single and had :a good time. I; -: T^.e. DeaV4*hor�6 Girls (Edmonton Capital) A Baltimore paper says New York has a lot of blind girls working at the telephone Switchboards;' in: that city. New York-retaliates by-saying that Baltimore girls can see all right but that they are all: deaf. ^ V Arctic 'Winnipeg Envious (Winnipeg Tribune) ' Hundred and twenty-two degrees In the shade in Australia! Just think of that every time you put half a dollar's worth of coal in the furnace. "Better Fifty Years of Eyrope Than a Cycle of Cathay" (Morning Albei'tan) t One. of the reforms promised by the young Chinese. republic at its birth was the adoption of the calendar employed- among Europeans and quasi-EuiropBans such as the populations of the British Colonies and North and South America. This reform, it is stated, will go into effect today, Chinese all.the world over celebrating this'date as their newly-adopted New Year's Day, after having for upwards of four thousand years reckoned their era from the time of the first dynasty, 2277 B.. C, in cycles of 7 sixty> years each; also reckoning by the year of the reign of the ruling sovereign, an old-fashioned mode of chronology we still adhere to in pur acts of parliament. The government,of'.the Chinese republic deserves ,tp be heartily congratulated cm jthis tmeasure, ,. though our. calendar, it is ..true, is far from an ideal one, as 'witness the irritating inequality of lengths of the months. As everyone knows it Is 6imply the Roman calendar-as adjusted by Julius Caesar with the assistance of .Sosigenes, the professor of astronomy at the famous university of Alexand-' ria. Drawn up in what we should now call an "act of parliament" by the great Roman statesman, it'->wa'f passed by the senate of Rome and became, law on the first of Januarius, in the year of Home 709,' corresponding to 45 B. C. Although subject to some needful modification by Pope Gregory XVI. in A.D. 1582, styi in forai and substance the ancient calendar of the Caesars. In the year of Rome 1269 it was decided to reckon the years from the birth of Christ instead of from the foundation of Rome, so that year was styled A.^D. 516J This calendar's general -employment has done much to facilitate Intercourse among the modern nation's, and in consequence to knit them together by more cordial ties of amity. There can be no doubt that similar desirable results will flow from its adoption by the myriad millions of the Flowery Land of Cathay. Secret of His Success First Vendor of Besoms-"I don't know 'ow you sells 'em for a penny. I steals the 'afts, I steals the birch; STANDARD S Real Estate and Investments UBS59I OWNERS OF MORNING SIDE Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 If you are a user of NATURAL GAS,-either for heading or cooking purposes, we would respectfully request that you call at our office and receive a PERMIT; for the use of same. ;/ * -> ? ' > 1 "1 We would also respectfully call your attention to the advisability of increasing your insurance, as with the lighting of winter fires, your risk of loss is greatly accentuated. , . Wilson & Skeith C P. R AGENTS Beliabfe Fire offices represented by us. Opp. Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 'ave QUALITY PRINTING , YOU CANNOT OVERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR CATA-. 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