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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE DAILY HERALD Monday, January LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD DECEMBER 1SOT A.' xCBTA8UiSMeO by the Lethbridge HeraJd Publishing Ltd., every y office, Crabb Street, Lethbridgc, Alberta, Canada BUOEAJvAN, MANAGING JJIHECTOS AND EDITOB PHONE: Editorial, Reportorlaf, Dept 1224 AND PHONE: Advertising Circulation and Job. Dept i. 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATEf SUN 1 year, by mail .13.00 6 months, by mall ......f 1.75 3 by mail .......S5e dwired. but bcth new and old i rear, delivered .......f months, delivered months, >.month, delivered .......Hoe Addresses changed aa otton Addresses must he given. WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday In eight or mere pages, aad ft summary5 of the news oi the wtek, local and district. 1 year, in 3 months, in i months, In ixlvanca ..76o j THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Crow Book Styro, J. G.. Robert- 603 Co- Johnston Jack- eon, Alexandra Hotel, pies Drug Store. Co., R. W. Hamilton Pincher J. D. L. Drat Book Co. Fernie, B. Crsnbrook, 3. Atchisou. O. L. Relnecka Grassy Tughanj. Diamond D'Arc's Drag Store. Medicine M. Northam Vancouver, 8. Wide News Co. 219 4lh St. Also on all C. P. R. The oldest Insurance Office lu the world fOUNUUD A.D. 1710 aUCEMENAKY '.910 HOME Or PICE: LONDON, ENGLAND Branch. Sun Toronto, 3. M. one of toe essentials In the education j of a boy. Ontario barbers want to be licensed and registered. Some of them will do ivmt: hard pulling before they get li- censes. was the Hrst from which the weather is reported, to get tne The thermometer rose forty degrees lu two and a half hours. wneu other places in Alberta and the other provinces were still freezing down around forty THE C.P.R. AND TEN THE PUBLIC was greatly surpris-i ed tie other day- to learn that tie Canadian. Pacific Railway directorate had declared a tes per cent, dividend on their stock. They not surprised 10 know that the was profits to enable them to declare such a div- idend. Everyone was quite aware they had been doing that for years. Bet the company was supposed to be do- i ing is best to avoid declaring the ten per cent, dividend. For this reason, It vail be remembered the company a year or two ago issued something like thirty siilfioa dollars more stock. Dur- ing the" past year, their net profits -Brere over thirty million dol-r lars.. Something had to be done with Hon. A. J. Baifour told the Unionist party that if they did not take up his referendum policy they would have to get another leader. Tnere is no otbei eader in sight, so what could they do? The party tacked itseit to a policy they did not believe in.' farmers of the U'est, but were a; ounce of agitators woo were disloyal o Canada. These charges are so rid- cuious that they scarcely need to be! they refuted In {he- most convincing and courteous ner. What the farmers nave accom-i pushed by their pilgrimage to Ottawa! remains to be seen So nothing isj: tangible and nothing new has been de- veloped. Taritf negotiations are prog- ressing an o tit as rapidly as might be if the negotiations now on toot should prove fruitless, H Is evid- ent that any further move by the Can- adian government would necessarily, be one-sided. Ualfour made bis party follow its leader. Uorden and his party disag- reed on the navy question, but they made him come to their view. If Bal: four is called a weak man, what must be said of tforden? PER-CENT DIVIDENDS There has been much debate as t the meaning of this and some years ago a stated case' was made of it, and aal effort made to have the Su- preme Court of _ Canada decide the meaning of the clause. But somehow or other, the case got into cold stor- age and stayed there. But now thai the profits are known to be over ten per cent, that a ten per cent, has actually been declared, it is time to have that matter settled speedily and definitely. There is no .doubt but what the rates charged by the C. P. R. are a burden, especially-in toe West, where even yet Small wonder the Roblin-Rog- ers outfit wanted Judge Robson to modify his report on the Shearer charges. The guilt for the existing conditions came a little too close home to them and some of their oets. Spurgeon's Definition of Gout Mr. C. H. Spurgeon once said to a rienci: "J hare inherited most of my fath- r's excellencies, and the gout with hem." "What Is gout was the en qulry. "if you put your hand into a replied -Mr. Spurgeon, "and Jet a mai press as hard as he can, that is rheu matlsm; and if he cau be got to pres a little harder, that is gout." After reading Judge Robson's repor perhaps the people of Winnipeg wil see that it is better to recognize an evil and get rid of it as far as possibl that to try to say it, is no't there It is impossible to qure smallpox fa calling; it cnlckenpox. Judge Robson said that Dr. Sheare was right in what he said about Win nipeg, bat that the newspapers exag gerated his statements. Now, it up to those papers who have Side Lights We always have a big list of i Residential and Inside Property For Sale See Us Before Buying Freeman MacLeod Co. Lethbridge Hotel Block Phone 1212 As a Last Resort "SVell, said the patient, wh was aa incessant talker, "wiry in th world don't you look at my tongue- you want to, instead of writing awa like a newspaper editor'.' How Ion do you expect 1 am going to sit-her with my mouth wide "Just one moment more, please, replied the doctor; "I only wan ed you to keep still long enough s tnat 1 could write this prescription.' I Itiey have a monopoly in the greater part of the.country. ven yet jumping onto Dr. Shearer {o com n t O f.1 i i _ tbe znoney, as they coald not use it i It is not riglit that any company op- aJL So the dividend was declared, jeratlng a public utility should make .why was k that the C. P. R.] profits of from fifty to seventy-five per so greatly to fear declaring cent ot its operating expenses. That Because looks and feels too much like bleeding r miilioas for the benefits the taat tea. per.ceiL dividend? so coisg tiey crmg tii control It be remeasbered iiai. Then the G. P. R. got their charter Ironi the Caa- ent of Sir JoaB A. Mac- tnroiigh with apologies, with the best face they can. put on. At the rate railways .are getting charters to build from Hudson's Bay to the Pacific, one can easily imagine the whole country looking like a div- isional point they all build. dozens who get the profits. The Do- minion government should take im- -JC Jmlge Robsbn's report on: the mediate steps to bring the rates of the C. P. TO. under the control of- the Rail- some tfurrr years ago. the [way Commission. It should not allow debated "ten- per cent" clause j the C. P. R_ to drag- the litigation ov- s inserted, tjy there was tojer. a long, period of years, drawing Be no government control or inierfer- :eaee in the traffic" rates of the com- pany cntil is profit or dividends I people it should be secured as soon their tremendous profits in the inean- "If there is any relief for the readied tea per "cent [as possible. snearer matter does nothing more than tne people ot Manitoba see how the Roblin is using tne license department for base politi- cal purposes, it will serve a very good end. The liquor business in Manitoba is.nothing more or less than a politi- cal-machine to support the Roblin'gov- ernment. I GOVERNMENT INSPECTION 'OF DANKS F THERE HAT) BESX provision t to the.Banking Act, which will be for a acdit and in-1 introduced; into, the -Dominion Parlia- ment this year, -has a new section pro- viding for a shareholders' audit. The shareholders "may" at any annual general meeting, appoint an auditor to hold office for a year. IT an audi- tor, is- cpyolBted at an annual meet- Ing, the executive council of the Bank- ers' Association mav appoint one, oa [the.'CTitten application of shareholders spectloa of banks, it is not tha Fanners Bank have gone it has.. The general man- Travers, codd uot hare pat ah husiaess deals herald and get away -Kith ihetn govermaeat isspectioji. there been Xo bank doing a legitimate business shosld have any objection to the most holding one-fareniietM of the paid-up From Other Sanctums He Announced His Intentions A young man rand his. lady-love' at- tended a protracted meeting which was being held, in the village" church, j Arriving late they-round the church' rilled, but a gentleman arose and gave tne lady fiis seat, while the young man was ushered- tar away to a seat in another part -of the building. The warm and impres- sive. -iy. "Will thosefwho want our prayers please stand said the preacher. At this juncture the.ryoung thought it" was getting late and he would get his sweetneart and go home, but not just knowing where she sat he ros3 tc lus !tfyL i-oked.over :.b.: audience.; The minister, "mistaking his inten- tions, asked: "Young man, are you seeking, To which the young'man responded: present, 1 am seeking Sal Jack- son." down aii ,00 a month Without Interest and Without Taxes Why Not? (Manitoba Free Press.) Tfie C. F. R. having: given its share- holders tne pleasant surprise of a ten per cent, dividend might now give its patrons a well-earned recognition ot tnelr merits by an all-round ten per cent, reduction in freight rates. Why not? careful and rigid inspection by an o'-jcapital of the bank concerned. Sciai appointed by the government. II This does not appear to be very sat- ziieir "biisness dealings are an right, jisfactory. The inspection is not reg- tiere is itothiBz aud everything I Hlar nor compulsory, being only oc- to coiameniL If their deal-jcasiaaal acd optional. The shareLold- are not all right, then it should-ers are jjot an organized body, and to tie made riglit, and other such secure suca action there would neces- deals preveated. Banks are'not pri-ssarily be concerted action "by the rate iusiitnnons. They are public in-Unaretolders. Whenever a sharehold- Somebody Was Stung (Alberta Homestead.) The echoes from the recent visit of the Canadian farmers to Ottawa are Too Far Back .For Him Tommv luti s-uulshrd he sobbed, "did your ma- ma wfcip you when you crere "Yes, when I was naughty." "And did her mamma whip her when she was For full information, call or address n i m n P.O.Box 1979 Suite 115 Sherlock Building Phqne 1291 In tKe Public Eye SIR SANDFORD FLEMING I him from going to the Limestone-City to presiae at a" convocation. Sir :Sandfo'rd the author, is widely known. In early years his writ Today is the 81th birthday, of Sir Saadfcrd Fleming, one of Canada's grand old. highly respected dents of Canada's Capital, i It seems but a short time since Sir PECULIAR AND PERTINENT Fourteen per cent of the area of London is free from, while men, and one of the most historical iectecl and venerated resi-tof the country between Steam "Weil who started the darned thingjSandford reached the four-score mark 1SU2; "Canada's .Ocean anywavr' oa tlle sPaa of utc- and nis children ilSLHi: "The Old Red 1303; "An His Conundrum The young man had been Invited (o very confusing. Upon one point the eastern and western press have ag- 1 arrived, he found it was a "Conundrum and that each person was ex- and children's cntkiren'patnered aboytj Imperial Intelligence Department, stitntioas handling pu'Dlic money, or at ersT meeting' is held, they generally ac- niOuer' telongii-g to the public. the word of "the directors as a A man or woman, the fanner! matter of course. If they do kick, it or tradesman, the 5Tn.aE investor in; 15 too late, as the business has been general, has not the power, financial; done: The directors rarely tell the or otherwise, to become a director of (Shareholders what they intend to do. and know its workings. is no other course open than for have no way of protecting themselves! tne shareholders to trust the directors, from the illegal or unwise actions of j while the depositors have absolutely the men handling the affairs of the nothing to say. They have the option, in they have placed their I however, of drawing out their money, savings. Indeed, it seems as though j if they think there is anything wrong, the directors too often did not realize unless they find out too late, as the their duty of custodians of the bank's depositors of the Fanners Bank and the delegation, deputation! or representation did actually visit 'tne Canadian capital and confer with e Premier and uis colleagues. Be-j pected to propound one conundrum ofj cis own devising. When his turn came he asked to be aim aticl presented Him u-'ith a beauti- ful, scroll bearing testimony to the great achievements of a long and var- ied, life. And now Sir Sandford is'S-i! Tnat He may live for many more years I is the heart'felt wish, of his friends and relatives everywhere, of his home city, which knows his genial and kind- O7 tlie" c" P litUo: "The Empire Scotia and the 1SOS. All tnese works, with many others iteristics of the island. 4 1-2 per cent. ings were confined to contributions to Berlin lias 10 per cent free space and the "Canadian Journal." In time he branched.out, howevar, and wrote on such themes as "Tne' Intercolonial, a "Description Lake Superior and the "Time Reckon- .-California has iHC-rensea hs C-ouI output at a greater rate than any other state last year, mining more than twice the quantity mined ths year be- fore. a combination of two Tvords signifying water and from which the name of Jamaica is de- exactly the charac- The total value of the food products trom his pen are to be found in the t Ottawa Carnegie library- I Sir Sandford. too, has been some- consumed in the French capital yearly tiling of a financier. V He is a directory is estimated and from _ i i-f T- i m n f a 5c rtTn iar; Af wnen ms turn came ne asKea 10 oe -T 4 i ly presence, and ot his country, to excused unu later in the yond that, accounts It is cer- "tan, however, that the Western farm- a that he must have time to think i d he has rendered such noble ser- one bo ne Honor, and of protectors of the inter- tits of the shareholders and deposi- tors of the bant. They too often ac- tne York Loan did. The banks should be put in the same class as the railways, so far as ers succeeded in stirring the bile of a large number of Eastern editors, who apparently reason with their stom- acns, and whose papers are "controll- ed-" There was nothing in either the demands or the deportment of the Western farmers which would Justify a leading Eastern paper in characteriz-i ing them as beggars, nor is _there anyr excuse for other papers, both English and Canadian, referring to them as freak free trader, and wild, and woolly cloa-boppers. Evidently the until tiie very Jasi, when the master i of ceremonies asked-hSia if tie were ready. "I am." he said. "Why is this con- i vice. I Sir Sandford was born in Kirkcaldy, undrum like the first meal you eat on your first trip across the across the Firth of Korth from Leith, near Edinburgh. He was a youth of IS when he left his native land for Canada. He had tile advantage of a thorough rudimen- And when everybody said they Jtary training in engineering, and a Hudson's Bay Company, and honorary president of tne Canada Cement Company. An Empire Builder But it Das been as. the Empire-build- er that he has attained to-his greatest distinction. His advocacy of the All- red route renders -him the parent of that great imperial.- project. this estimate is omitted sums paid for bread are the chief articles of diet of the poorer classes. The scarcest of all British postage stamps is the two-penny stamp of a new design which was ready for issue at the time of King Edward's death. It Tras not placed on sale, and the would-give-it up he said that was the cept the word of the president and the! government inspection and control are .general manager without a question or The banks are the tlie Wealern fanners stung a thought. tures of the state, enjoying great and1 There should be some provision by i exceptional privileges through legisla- the government can or raustjtion. Parliament has no right to to protect those who have en-'grant these privileges without insist- trnsted money to the care of the j ing upon such control as shall safe- oanks of this country. There must be j guard the public Interest. It puts a inspection by some one outside of j tremendous penalty on the sharehold- soraebody. They -went to the capital, like the gentlemen they are, paying the employ or interests of the bank. It has been suggested that the direct OTS should appoint a special auditor for this purpose, or that the share- er, who, while he looks only for a moderate interest on an investment, is compelled, by the double liability clause, to take the risk of a specula- holders should appoint onc; or tha; U should protect the sharehold- Casadian Bankers' Association should who is, by nature of the case, in- mafee the appointment. One amend- capable of fully protecting himself. answer. More i han He Bargained For said passenger, to the mother of a howling imp in the express train, "is there anything any of us can do to pacify your little "Oh, thank you, yes." said the moth- their own way.and asking favors of 6r the cnud- "Vou sce> the _ rloQT- little wnttfrc fhrrsw Viic OUR POINT OF VIEW e to .ttusJc. of it, perhaps Mayor Adaiiis right in that it is easier and more satisfactory to take a census when, the people are home i counted. The jary In tfee BeHerne inquest that Terr nearly 6ferybodr con- with the miae, as operator, win mrvlws. legislature will probably pass legisla- tion that it will make it harder tor any one to be careless or to forget it they are. Human lives are not to be trifled with. The School Board is getting ready to start manual training classes in the local schools, TSefe tfas a. lime when this was considered a frill of educa- tlofl, fcnt not BOW; It considered no one. They presented their views in the most courteous manner and were at least entitled to a respectful hear- ing and decent treatment at the hands of the eastern press. Scarcely one of tne leading jonrnals in the east tnera with ordinary courtesy They were ebnspd before tney left liome given the most scurvy treatment while in the capital. The character of 'heir treatment has only served to nerve the Western fanners to greater effort Tney have not 3lwn Sny resentment nor did they make sarcastic reply ro jam tart at the passengers, and T was arratd they wouldn't HXe It. Please dear little pet to throw his wholesome Scottish desire to succeed. And succeed he did. The story of MS success Is loo well known in Ot- tawa to.need repetition here. Suffice it to.look for a moment at his career Thia is the grand eld Canadian who, P03tmaster general has decided is 84 years of age today. May Be have many happy returns of the At the end of a reminiscent chat with a very dear friend of his not long since, Sir Sandford Fleming uttere.d in its unique marvellous) these words: versatility. A Railway Engineer hirst of all, 01 course, Sir Sandford has been a great rhilroad.engineer. He Dalit a goodly part of the Intercolonial and of the transcontinental line of the C. F. R., one of the great encin- leering accomplishments of the cen- to stand where you are. Now, stop f 4 ho lAOaaf- rtn "I have often thought how grateful I am for my birth into this marvellous world, and how anxious I have always been to justify It. "I have dreamed my little dreams, I have planned my little plans, and be- grudged no effort to bring about what I regarded as desirable results. 1 have crying, darling. ts lo play This kind gentleman j yon." itury. Many were the lesser engineer- Metaphorical Murder "J wonder why time Is said lo "Prohably It IR because so many peo pie are trying to kill Theory and, Practice you desire any professional ad-! the vJIIiflcatlon of ins Tbeirj said a doctor to a seedy look- aeportraent has won Tor fhen many warm friends who were hitherto ing visitor. "I merely deairo confirmation of a eUc, and the opu.'ohriarr, heaped upon j pel notion of mine that thorough raaa their cause has only strongthene'I it. it cnsrgol they oM not. un- derstand wfcat the' 'vsre triat tteJr expenses were being paid by 1 in agreement. Perhaps, yon could J. Hill and other American me a shilling to put oar udmlr- that they did not representjsDie theory Into liCAtion Is essential to "Certainly, It IP." unflmg: j "Ksactly! 1 am giad tc find we are projects with which he was iden- tified, and which he carried through to a successfnl issue. But he has been more than a master of railroad construction. He has been and is today one of Canada's great scientists. His activities along the line ot uniform time notation are of a not only to Canada but to the whole civilized world, and their valne will manifest itself more clearly as tr.e years pass by. Many gems of modern scientific thought he gave to tne Royal Society in its earlier days when he was its president, and one Of its most enthusiastic members. As a Scholar, Too As a scholar, he has for 30 years been chancellor of Queen's university, Kingston. has prevented us in his power to do something for his onintry by doing his duty, and that there is no better inheritance to leave his children than the knowledge that he has done so to the .utmost of his ability. "It has been my great good fortune to hdve had ray Ibt cast in this goodly stroy the entire stock, with the ox- ception of a few specimens for King leorge's album, the British mus-eum. nd the postoffice museum at St. Martin's-le-Grand. New Mexico will be the fourth In the Union in area larger than any other except Tesas, California and Montana. Its area of square miles makes it more than double tho size of Illinois which has an area of aciuare miles. Nearly the whole of the territory Is more than 4000 feat above the sea level, and some of its mountain peaks are more thn feet high. The soil in general is good wherever water can be applied, and irrigation is, doing wonders, in of the state. Mrs. Vinnte Ream Hoxre has jnst and ana to hare been with completed the statue of Governor anri tnflnn-iai nmsmir- wood for the slate capltol o! Iowa, its educational and material prosper- ity.. Nobody can deprive me of Hie satisfaction I feel in having had the and will to aUive for capltol Mrs. Hoxie is now 63. She was only 15 when the saw President Lincoln ui.iiun.uumr and so 3lrucfc b? hisface and the advancement.of Canada that sfre modeled him In clay. good of the Empire. "I profoundly thankful for length of days, for active, happy years, for friendships and especially for the memory of those dear souls who. have enriched my own life white they remained on this A friend took her mode] to President Lincoln, who liked it so much that she was commissioned to execute a size statue for the rotunda of capitoL This statue so plerfeed sv tnat he sat tor a best at the W life the ;