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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING CO., LTD. W. A. BUCHANAN, Minajlnt Director. W. JORDAN, Sopt. of Job Department. SUBSCRIPTION: la Advance  f 1.60 a year Oil :WUe  92.00 a year ADVERTISING. Fer Month  tl.00 Per Inch APTITUDE TOWARD RAILWAYS. Tho CP.It. or any olhor railroad should bo encouraged in all efforts put forth to luako Lethbridge a Urge railroad centre but that cn -couragotnvnt should not be so far reaching as to allow corporations to tramplo on our rights or stifle criticism of wrong do in?. Tho Herald bclloves the C.1-. I. Is doing and can do. a great deal to-war -� advancing Lethbridge. Tho city fchould deal with tho big road M gen,>roualy as possible but it Would be foolish to follow a "lay down" policy and allow it to run the city. It has not attempted to do �o, but if the advice of some people were followed it would bo given a free hand to do nearly as it liked. Loth-bridge wants to avoid being a corporation controlled city. Encouraging a railroad or any other In -tltution is a din,'rout matter to hand n^ the future of tho city over to it. Lelhbridgo should watch every move the railroads make In order that the interests of the city �hould be pro tec tod. On the other head it bhould offer encouragement is all legitimate ways to every railroad that seeks to enter this city and aid in its growth. nidtur. And why should not the'proposition stage. Government of Alberta take up this I -- matter ami if what wins to be the We'd bettor turn -that sign th-> reasonable contention of the intnjrs, '"Colorado of Canada" to the wall, can be enforced, by law, without to j until this cold dip leaves us. any extent itnpo.Hiittf a hardship up- . --- on tho general public, and without What t-othbridge should do right Injustice to the operators, then tho 'away Is engage a publicity eommis-tinic Is opportune to re-enact the jsloner. Pay him a good salary nnd eight hour law. It is trim, tho Minors Unions of the Crow's Nest Pass led by Hherman, have offered tho most bitter opposition to tho supporters of tho Al -bprta government on every occasion, but this same government haw already placed themselves upon record, to the ulloi-t that tnc favorable or adverse atuitude of any class or constituency, wilt not in tho least affect or influence tho government *n carrying out what thoy deem to t� In tho public Interest. The LUicral convention which nominated Mr. Sinunons as a candidate for the legislative assembly endorsed the eight hour law for miners, and be, as a member of that convention, practically pledged hliuself to support such a moasurc. The ubiquitous Sherman Is apparently too busy with H. C. politics to I take any active interest in legislation for ihj uAnars in this province, j Tho timvs Is opportune for the gov-lemnHnL to give this lm|*>rtant quv�-it ion careful and dispassionate con-isidcration. and if the public and gv.ni-ernl interests are not likely to be let hint devote his tiiuo to keeping this city bofoiv the manufacturers and in gathering statistics that will appeal to thos^x, who want InfoniMt-Icn about this part tf Alberta. This is bad weather for tho bananas. Instead of granting Senator Kireh-hoffer a lease of swamp land for hunt ng purposes, the Dominion government should have inud^ him King of Ixibrndtr or the North Pole, for tho Senator dearly loves a title. Senator Kirchhuffer has no right to swamp lands. All he wants them for Is to entertain the nobility from over the ocean, whom he likes to hob-nob with. Kirchoffer is a type of th,aixl,/.ed. then to gracefully grant �"ol>' ,ml il 1,1,11,1 sftJ' 11 ,* g,Vl"B to thj miners as a .ratter of lawwhat I^thbrid-go a very satisfactory ser- 'they so pvnfetenilv claim as amat-!vu'0 11 could hnr,l,y "0 ",,�,r*vort ter of right. 'upon. REFUSE THE APPLICATION. Lethbridge Is not in need of another hotel license, at least not such a hotel aa tho Davis house on Oar -oneM road, could create. The city has six hotels now and if another ono is really ircodcd, it is a hotel superior to any we now pos  se&s. Wo don't wunt the standard lowered hut raised and a license for the Davis house would provide Inferior accommodation. The commissioners is granting1 licenses, should always consider the character of the accommodation to be provided and the location of the building. If they do vo In this case, they will not dcluy a rainuto in refusing the application. ------ # i � j Kcinle Liberals did a gnod streko j FllimDIil MATFf of business when they nominated , CUIIUKlAb IWIU. Dlck(,B_ ft Kw,M, ,nion man as | - J their caiiddutc. Dick.n is a level - I Just as a gentle reminder we might t\ fttK| well inormed miner and 'mention a baseball match took place ,jtj ine opposition to President Shei- on thj public square a year ago next m n during the Kerne strike. Monday - j - reiBi" Liberals inUnd to raise tho We would remind Mr. Simmons be- r>;ck�as | fore he leaves for lvdinonion thai | -- i legislation fixing a bounty on coy-jotcs would bo acceptable amongst jthe farmers and stock raisers. Those {animals aro a pest and should begot I rid of. I _ Tho Council wants to slick to that ] city engineer Idea. We haven't heard 'one whimper against it. I L. II. Fowler will make a good .chief of the fire brigade. lie has the confidence and respect of the men and that Is the main thing. j Nearly everything In Alberta has 1 advanced in th; past year, except tho Opposition in the I>egislaturo. It still remains at two. GOSSIPBv,he ON THE SIDE T,,,,er I was told tho oih*r day that the CP.It. �cnt several cars without doors down south to carry away some grain. The asent got liimU-r. hud a man make the doors arr.l put them on. The bill was rendered and !tho lumber Ull was O K'd but not a cent won allowed (or lh> lalor or nail*. And tho C.P.R is said to be a rich ccrporation. No wonJer. AN EIGHT HOUR LAW. In the year 1809. chiefly at the instigation ol Senator Do Vcber. who then represented Lethbridge Electoral Diet rut in the Territorial As-^eroUy, an eight hour law fcr miners was placed upen the statute (book ol thj North West Territories. The IlaulUiln government wore lukc warns |n their support of tho measure, ami wh.n in 1000 Mr. II. U. Dennett, who thin represented Calgary, und who was supposed to champicn th* Cause .of the operators, advocated its repeal. Mr. Haultnin almndorvxi own offspring, and although the Doctor*VJ'iig1"l>l""cd its cause, the cold h.ttrtcdsS�j4i"rt' �r rath"r lacl�Vr�f of lho K�v" ernnxnt wax taken a.s a'cSie,)V their f�,ith.ul followers, and tho |fl�u>ure was by th.'in wiped from the MoftrUL took, unwept, unhonorod and un-punj. (by the Legislative Assembly;. Since that date, chiefly on account of pressure brought upon the o|*>ra-tors by thj Unions tho eight hour law has become tho rule in practically all tho mines of Alberta with the exception of Leih'tridge. TaW mines still work ten hours but the operators have entered into an arrangement with the Union, providing for the introduction of the ei^ht hour system, in the near future. To tho public, the merits and demerits of the Question, with two exceptions are large'y academic, and jjot of general interest. The one exception is that the miners claim an eight hour law {or underground work era is necessary, since the character of the work entails more than the ^jiauaI amount of hardship, disconv fort and physical strain upon the men. The other exception ing in thj onVe, I Deforo the royal grain commission !nt Ibsrna Hon. Mr Motherwell, min-jister of agriculture, opposexl the suggestion of a reciprocal demurrage tax on railways. Iwrause railways might moot abnormal weather con- waiting for a convenient time the stall 1o cloar them up. for ditlons and because such legislation S',nny �"uth,rn Alberta, tho New timers th nk the old timers have been Riving them "gun"' about land ; might prejudice capHalists who might ia\est here. He suggcatod a . two year notice to railways to im-provo conditions. For somo tinte the energies of tho companies have been used in extending roads and they haio neglected rolling stock. T*ri�L'L's ln ""�''ord with the views expressed B> 4>' Herald last week. ! lb*re is room in Canada for a ; hundred inoro cur shops, if tho n>*ls iof tho west, aro to be mot. Th-j ,shortage of rolling Mock is likely to ^seriously cripple wutttern business during the next few years. |w rM,ly nny 0,,portun.ty to use 1 them. | Tho railroad may boss parliaments _ but. thoy can't control Jack Frowt. j . th nk tno cUmate |s I He has the big fellow under his changlng aMl hlan>0 ,t on the Incom-I thumb just now. 1 q| l|w ,ftrnK.ri whoso cultivation -- lot thJ soil has brought more mois- Wtn. J- Oryan, tha American poll-!lur0i niore snov and more cold, tlcan, hit tho nail sn,unro cn th-> j -- head the other day when he said: { ()no thing is certain that tha pres-''Thore are two thoorieB regarding |ctrt winter spell is bad for tho run-public where tho sun always shines und the {snow melts away in a minute. Hut jlh) old timers must l>o right, for if jtho winters were as severe as this, {even occasionally, our ranchers would have been out of business long ago. | For years, cattta and sh^ep have 1 roamed the prairie all winter long. jAnoih.-r evJdvneo, th.it ought to �u,t 'th� new timers, is thj fact that very I few sleighs are B\yn. Kvi n nowwh-n fthB"t.!,�w is deep, there are more I wheeled \Yhsf!.JS .thun sleighs niwi Cutttrs. \)hy'. Simply {wcaiiso tiia J�opIe have thought it was foolish to Invent In sleighs, \\lu.n there was ihM mfttiy himself. The Herald seems to have forgotten the past. lVn't forget that the rainfall in was 2'J.IS Inches. That ought to convince IniwlseeUers that there's lots of moistuiv in th'.s couutry. I Young Men's Club. ! The Young Men's t'luL of Wesley '(Mt'.inh held their annual -service for young men on Stmdu.v evening. T1k> I church was filled with an audience ! consisting largely of men. A choir ! ofnialc \oices leein^ arranged whieh will l>ew. W. J. Armstrong is tho treasurer. I -- ! MASAHALL Af KDMOXTON. (From the Hulletin ) I Manager White received a Couple of signed contracts yesterday, and is particularly well pUas.vl with loth players he has secured. The pick of the two Is I'.ddie t'ordjw. a secnn 1 I aseman, who h.is b.-eii travelling in f.ist coiupunv for th - past, few ytsirs. He first gained notoriety in Hrunt -foi-d in the Canadian Leugue In l'JOl und was picked up by Montreal in the Lastein the following year. He was fceciiMtl by CruiKl Forks for lt'01, and ,n Huriington. \'t . hu�*ftftife*�>**4**�*t *ft*ft�4***6�ftftft�*6**m the distinction ol being the largest exporters of live cat'tha on the continent of America, and for that nuittcr, in the world. Continuing, Mr. tionicn Haiti that 50.00 . head of th-) e.\f the largest oxporters o( livo stock in the world jnir.anK to have beaten Morns, Swift, ami Armour, and it is u matter of congratulatiun that th� flnn with this ricord yh iiilcl have its  head -cpjart-Ts in Winnipeg and 1 liat more than two-thirds of the. cattle exported should lia\a couw from rungos."  t We Have Exclusive Sale of the Choicest Lands In Township 0. Rungc ]8 ; Township 8, Range 17, nnd n lnrge selection of the best lnndB in ndjncent districts. Wo contemplate opening several lornl branch offices in Southern Albeitn enrly the coming sermon, but nt present nil our bnsineps will be conducted from our Genernl Offices at Duluth, Minn. The RUSH THIS Sl'RINCS will bo the greatest known in the history of Canada West, and wo advise intending purchasers to COME NOW and make your selections BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE GETS YOUR OPPORTUNITY M. C RNOWLES, General Agent Duluth, Minnesota. Aid. lk'thumo has been elected mayor of > Vuncoiivvr. Hon. tieo. A. Cox has rosignwl from, tno presidency of the Hank of Commerce. Ho is succeeded hy Jlyr-on E. Walker. Hon. Cieo. W. Hoss, nobt. Ileith. ex-M.l'.l'.. llowmanvillo. Ont.; Hon. John Coshgnn and Hobt. Oilmar, cx-II.I1, have bei'n culled to tlw S even m >re p rttiug It U.fT.-r- from "lllrk.' Out Olac�' in that I drpenit* moic him n Hi irUMIc 'ra riy of dc-nit ii. tur tin bcmijr raihcr iban bilhlii cy. Ropo Bowls, Flower Centres. Decanters nnd Jugs are most prominent in the assortment, somo of which come mounted in sterling silver, others plain JW J. Armstrong JEWELER ENGBXVEK i OPTICIAN. Agent tor BELL PIANOsVl I O. W. KERR CO. Lethbridge, Alta. (Minneapolis, Minn., Head Office) LANDS IN BLOCK Retail or Warner Town Property HATCITTCOONS, AGENTS --------;\nd also Genernl Real E�tnto Dealers---�- LIST YOUR PROPERTIES With ub. With onr StateB connections we can probably reach more buyei* than any other dealers. COME TO US TO BUY. ;