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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LtTHtJMDOff, ALSIftTA, .THURSDAY, JANUARY .14, y Herald -if ska Daily Frintinf lawful stoninf at Jlf asloa. m., Utbbridfe, W. A. SUCHAIiAN, Manaflnf 01- M.M to delivered, 2.W {tatty, delivered.. I.V Mr. OSM Month. deliwed milt, eW-faar by mail S.M Dalit. iftoafths. by mail Dalhr. mail .as Hwrald, year...... l-M addnsaat ohanftd M often as de- aivad: toft both new and old address THE UNIVERSITY'S PLACE IN VpUR SYSTEM. What makes a good rnanv people hesitate about pulling-'up stakes in well settled country, and setting out to -make a home for themselves in' new one, is ihe fear that the chances of their children to make their-way in. the world will be im- paired -by the inadequate education which -they mil receive. To those wfed have a-proper sense of their re- sponsibility, it is a matter of quite as much-concern what the education- al facilities are, as what the chances of, acquiring a long bank account arei The man "who is anxious on this point is the most desirable citizen we -can. have and it has been the aim of the provincial government of Al- ,berta. to do everything in its power to .satisfy him. .Where distances are great" and set- Jtera -are scattered the task is no i small one. In the cities, towns and Tillages, we see school buildings of ra substantiality that awaken sur- pzise and admiration on. the part of every stranger. This is also true oi 'tile districts where the land ,has -been taken up and cultivated for a 'considerable length, of time. But outside of these, where there are only a. few children in a wide stretch, of country, it is only by the most lib- eral aid and encouragement on the part of the government that this need can be met. To show how well the department of education has discharg- ed its duty it is only necessary to point out that when -the province ,-was established there were 52 schools existence, while there are now over a thousand. "vln other parts of the continent the system in vogue has been very justly criticized on the ground .ihat too much, attention was given each department to those pupils 'who- intended to go further. The -public school education was too much, in the nature of merely a pre- paration for that given in the sec- "ondary schools, and that in the lat- ter, for a course in the University. Those who only wanted a public school-training the great bulk of the children, and those who wished to stop at the end of the next stage 'were 'neglected for the few who de- sired to go on to take a degree. This "IB -undoubtedly a very real defect in "the educational arrangements of many .-states and provinces. From the first ithe government of Alberta nas been "determined to avoid it. It has made the public school the main object of consideration and nas steadily 'aimed at preserving as its first, and its most important function, the giving of complete ele- mentary instruction to those whom of life compel to com- "-meh'ce the earning of their own. liv- %jf at-an early-age, and whose only is bound to be the not- one of hard experience. -p'fifich" a p0ucy fully in keeping fwith conditions in a new land. It is IJfiitjwMch we -expect from men who dreamers but who realize on a practical basis the develop- :roent -of province "must proceed. "They" appreciate the fact that higher education cannot be wholly neglect- they have laid the founda- a provincial University which .expected will in course of time, "as the resources of Alberta expand, 2take its place alongside the great institutions of this character, which tafia Hk> be found elsewhere. But 110 attempt will be made to force it in a ;'shon 'period of time into the position cof rival of Oxford or Harvard, or or .even of universities ac- tcnpyinf considerably humbler place than these. No money will be from the various services JwMch affect the everyday life of the majority of Albertans, in order >stbat, we ..may boast of a higher edu- equipment than no reason- expects to find in a coun- "tpf which has "yetTmuch pioneering 3frork to Nor will the courses of common schools be arranged with pupils to the rather than that of. giving I the; pupils what they find they have jnost need of when they go out to places in the world. the, time of writing, though classes have been con- several months, but a trifle JIM "been spent on the t is the intention, of to carefully guard that it will be in idray on the province. No twill -be devoted to it -out of the regular revenue.- At the session 1IQ7 a special tax" was .imposed on one 411th of the pro- of will be" devoted to 'the if the government -has at; discretion. It has not to-the fact that there are L and wooMa'in the "if t' J, SUN FIRE oldest Insurance In the world FOHNUID A.O. BLCCNTENAIY 1010 HOME OFFICE i LONDON. ENGLAND C. B. BOWMAN. LETHBRIDGE, AGENT. who feel that they would de- rive a very considerable advantage from a higher education, and who would consider it a great hardship if they were deprived of this, because of the distance which they would have to travel to other parts of the continent to obtain what they desire. If a man is well to do he can easily stand this additional expense for his sons and daughters, but university students are not drawn, as a rule, from the wealthy classes from those who believe that they can im- their material position by tak- ing such a course. By all such, even so modest an institution as that which Alberta can now lay claim to is heartily welcomed, and it is not likely that: anyone will object to their re- alizing their desire when we can al- low them to, without sacrificing to any degree the vital requirements of the mass of oar citizens. By a great many, University edu- cation is considered an impracticable sort' of affair, -which unfits rather than fits a man for taking his part- in the workaday world. As carried out in some places this is undoubtedly true. But those vrho are directing the University or Alberta have set- out to avoid- such a result. The prac- tical side of every course will be emphasized. It is to serve as the basis for technical schools, which will undoubtedly in a large variety of ways, promote the material growth of the province. From it will go forth men and women exception- ally well qualified to take over tho work of instruction in the lower branches of educational system.- The members of the staff will be able 10 act in an advisory capacity to many public bodies which have to face questions from "time to time re- quiring expert opinion. As an in- stance the professor of engineering has already been called upon several times to give advice on .different en- gineering problems, and should be able to save municipalities a great deal of expense which has been in- curred in the past through deciding with but imperfect information upon a certain line oi policy. But it is not necessary to justify the establishment of so.ch an institu- tion wholly by the material advantage that is to be derived from it. While we believe that the creation of a large measure of material prosperity is the first task before the people and t! e government oi Alberta, and that with it other things will be speedily added, we must recognize that it is not the whole of life, and that even in the early stages of our develop- ment it is well to lay the basis for broad intellectual growth. The great thing is to apportion the expenditure oi public money according to the pressing character of the various needs that arise, and in doing this, the average man who examines its record carefully and without preju- dice, will be prepared to admit the government of Alberta has shown un- usually good judgment. OUR POINT OF VIEW. Ton can't beat. Alberta. Bed. Kan- sas must :ha.ve it even though it was the state which supplied us" with the first seed of this now famous wheat. When would, the Bell Co. have cut its rentes? Government ownership: of .telephones looks to be a. thing for the people of Alberta, Mail from. points on the Crow's again to Maple Creek, than doubles again and returns to Colerfdgfr where the rabbit at lasi, condescends to give the mail to the Coleridge mail car- rier. Coleridge has ten..regular pas- senger'.trams} every clay which must stop at Coleridge orders, and some trains change engines. f Side !Uiehts UEIL1JB JDST HOUSE OP COMMONS (From the London Globe) The origin of tho ladies'- "grille" and the exclusion, of ladies from the House of Commons were explained by the Speaker in his evidence before -the Committee on the-Admission, of Stran. gers. "I the Speaker said, "lad- ies were admitted to the body' of the House until a certain lady would not withdraw when notice was taken, that, strangers were present, and it took three hours to clear her out. She was a very celebrated professional beauty of the name of Mrs. Musters, and members crowded around her and protected her for three hours. After that they determined they would not let any more ladies .in again. The only place the ladies had to liew the proceedings in. the old chamber was through, the ventilating shaft at tae top of the old St. Stephen's Hall- There was a sort of balcony where the ladies sat or-stood; they could hear the debate, and just catch sight of the members' heads below." This continued up to the fire of 1834. The incident of Mrs. Musters seems to have taken place in 1778. The speaker also stated that there is only one room, in. the Clock Tower where art offender can. be confined and this room will accommodate only one. HOW EARL OF GRANARD GOT CABINET POSITION Practical Joke of Which He Was the Victim Resulted First in His Ap- pointment as Lord-in-Waiting and Later as London, Jan. World hears an interesting story of the Earl ol jS-ranard. When the, late Sir Henry Gampbell-Bannerman was called upon to form Ms government J the Scots Guards, of which Tie is "a 'captain, to chaff him, got some friends in London to send the Earl of Granard a telegram in Banner- man's name inviting- him to call at the premier's house in Belgrave square. But when he- called there He was informed by the premier's secretary that ihe premier could see callers only by special appointment. Granard thereupon produced the telegram, which the secretary took in to Bannerman, called'it a forg- ery. However; .he" saw Granard, and seeing that Granaxd took so "pleas- antly the cruel joke" perpetrated on him, offered place of lord-in- waiting, and Granard accepted. Granard's brother officers were more surprised than' Granard when they heard the result'of When the important post, of master 01 horse became vacant the King se- lected him from a list.of three sub- mitted by the premier. -----AN ARDCNT-SPORTSMAN-'- M. L. Shover, manager 'of- the Mi- ami 'Farming Co., of New Dayton, although he_has resided in the city Taut a fetr weeks is known among an increasing circle as an ar- Niest addressed to Coleridge dent sportsman.' has "'hunted passes through-Coleridge to-Medicine game in- Canada Hat, then again through Coleridge and in thirty-four states of'the union. east to Maple CreekV then finally back Shover, even to whom on No. 1 and is left "off at Col- eridge at last. Still all trains stop at Coleridge for orders. Worse yet, mail posted at Bow Island on day and addressed to Coleridge, starts then, doubles ,badc through Coleridge to Medicine Hat. Then, doubles back through .Coleridge McArthur'sWall Papers are the Best 500 Litho Paper-bound Novels arrived Saturday 1100 more en route I. IKE Tnncrnfii.fi Annual "Stock-taking Discount Sale this week Take advan- tage of the J Bargains we Ofler. The Bentley Co. Ltd. Ittasile nd Retail PtiODe ij LETIBIIIGE Ladrs' Fine Shoes at F. German The Shoeman g Between Sage's and Koy V I STIRLING AND DISTRICT City "Property, Business Sites, Lands, and _ Coal Lands t REAL ESTATE AMD INSURANCE ____a_a_l _ _____ R. Davis I Stiffing Alta. 1 he South Alberta lumber Co. Ltd The Urgett stock of lillU INO WIIDMC mm in Southern Alberta Exshaw Cement Always In Stock Corner 11 i: s ter Ford JustSoutliQftlieFllisonlill Phone 225 1.0.bx654 Lethbridge New Dayton Cheap Lots on Glyn Street, Water, Sewer and Electric Lights G. C. McDonald Room 6 Whitney Block this sport has nd satisfaction, is a very entertaining conversationalist. He has in his possession many "in- teresting days spent in the iorest with a gun. One ot these is a fine specimen of cariboo 46 point. Shover shot the animal in New Brunswick. Another interesting reminder of these good old days is a table, one section of which rests on. four moose feet, end the section on' the four a cariboo: Shover enjoys-the distinction Irir'being-o.ae lew who iave "beeii able to shoot a beav- er. The tusk of a wild boar calls to 'mindTthe days "when-- ofttimes he thought best1 to shoot irom a tree, not be surrounded by the-brutes. A "'large gold- lined cup testifies to the esteem in -which Mr, Stover, is held by sportsmen -whoni, ;he has hunted.- I The UPPOW Lake Orchards This company owns 7000 acres of carefully Delected Fruit Land situated in the most favorable location for, fruit growjng in BRITISH COLUMBIA. These lands are beautifully situated on the Arrow Lakes where Irrigation is not Required If you were offered a-home situated on the shores of a beautiful lake or, stream, amidst what is acknowledged be scenery in the.world; deer, "goat, grouse and trout abound; where the climate is exceptionally fine and of .all kinds may be enjoyed; with the Canadian Pacific .boat service patsing your door twice every day winter and summer; with guaranteed returns from your :land sufficient to ensure you a, comfortable "living, and with property increasing in value at the rate of 25 per cent per year All for or Payable in 4 Years WOULD YOU INVEST? If so drop a line to M, FREEMAN, Genl Agent Tk ton lite And you will receive full particulars Bank Lethbridge Satisfy the cold weather appetite at THE HUB ,r Carrying Groceries, Japanese Fancy, .Chinese Crackers, Preserved Ginger, Chinese Is Now Open Western Canada Stock Co. Ltd. Dealers in Stocks, Bonds and Mortgages J AGENTS FOB Austin-Manhattan Conso- lidated Mining Co., Austin, Nev. Capital And other large corporations iethbridge Agency J. ACTON P.O. Box 294 Office in Chinese Store, Ford Street, beside Palace Lively Cox's Dairy Fresh Cream Milk from J! "Tiffin's Farm Delivered Daily j j Our and Purity" o P.O. BaiH Resideice, Irgjle tot Everything iu season served tastily The Coaldale lestaunnt Coaldale -Block A New Store On Ford Street JIM JACK, Manager OPPOSlit PALACE tJYEinr vv A.L; ML to 17 W LOTS-2 Good Business Lots on Bead, 14000, on terms Lots of Lots iu North Ward, easy terms and cheap. Wberta Realty Co. tattkltat V I 50 HEAD OF Heavy Mares and Geldings Tt be Sect at Ctj Market RODGERS 4 YOUNG Sale Stables Wood St. Off. W, I. Offlw HOUBI: M. Fbow If t a.m., M; on. o. J. ooumot: GtaJuaU of HonkwatUra Chlcatffl, 111.. M.HIGH-CEASS SCOTCH MUSIC A .SPECIALTY. etc.' For Royal Col- lieries, Lethbridge.' W. M. DODD, ARCHITECT Calgary; Ltthbrldft Specialist in Fireproofiug, Sauita- tion Heating and Ventilation, Ernest E. Carver Etc Manager Ltthbridft 1 Bryan Block BROAD AND Buildert and, Contractort, Estimates free. Repairs and altera- tions at the shortest "no'tice. Stair work a specialty. r 19-26 Rv BROWN Furnlturo. Alls.claMat of Signt painted.T House, Palnttr Paper Hangtr Wood ate. 1 Phena l24-r25 ArgyU Ava.J" L. It. Barrister: and Uuloii Bank, WetUrm Financial AgouU. Fitxml Afento for All HIAO Stocks Q. DR. M. E. LOVER I Surgeon, Oddfellows' Block. 9 11 to 1. 3 to 6, 7 to 8. Phone, day and night, 342. MADAM (Orchaatrai Piani-U) Teacher of pianoforte, argan anC roioe .pi-oducLion. YiBita or receives tory, or advanced. Coaching for exams. House, Crabb-Btraat MR. ERNEST F. LAYTON, Violinist, Pupil of Geo. Wilbey, London. Eng.. sdd of Frank E. Blachford, Toronto, is open for a limited number of Pupils. Also for..Concerts, At Homes. Banquets, etc. Terms on application Phona 212. MR. ALBERT ELY Pupil of Dr. M. A.. Bong Singing and Voice Culture. ,Pupil Chas. Hancock, Enq., F.B C.O., L.B.A.M., Organ and Theory. -Voice Culture, Pipe Organ. Plans. Harmony and Theory, Singing .Open for Concerts, Banquets. Be- citala. Etc. on Application. Ltthbridfa, Alta. HAMILTON It YOUNQ AND 8UBVEYOR8 Room Block. C.F.P.Conybcart, Morton ,B.C.L. CONYBEARE oV JONES BARRISTERS. SOLITITORB, ETC. Conybeare Block, Lethbridge, Alberta, W. C. SIMMONS Advocate, Barriater, Etc Officer Southard Block. 'ARCHITECT Room I -Whitney Block. JAS. A. MACDONALD ARCHITECT MacdonaW Block, Radpath Stroot Lethbfldge, Alta. Lethbrldie til) .Regular meeting the third .Thursday of each mouth ID Maionic Hall, P. 0. Block, at g p.m Visiting brethren will alwaja a weleoine. G.V3TORKEY. W. M. BecreUfy P. O. Box-MT MeeU 3rd inK.ofP Hall, it _ 8 o'clock. brethren are cordially invited? AIHCROFT, W.P. 24-ly QUS NEIDIQ, W.i. LCTHBRIOOi o. gf Meets on Uie second and fourth, Tues- day of each month at 8.15 p.m: E. 1. BHARM AN, M LODGE >RIOf OF ALJERTA, IT tlplM MMm Meet in the KnighU ot Pythias Ball, every first and' third Thirsday in. ths mouth at 8 p.m :For fall particulars. apply W. nFwd T, lobiai, Pweident; Sto., Boa, IT. ;