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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta THB'LEfHfeRlBCE DAIT.Y HERALD PACE FIVt __ dge, Look at These Figures! SINMCITY FOR ONE YEAR Taxes Light, Power and Water CoUetc. 1 Advertising Wages Insurance Building and Plant Repairs, etc. Ff eight AND IN THE PROVINCE Malt Licenses Sundries Total AND THE MONEY BROUGHT INTO llTHB OUTSIDE THE CITY AND PROVINCE WAS DON'T VOTE US OUT OF BUSINESS FOR YOUR OWN SAKE SING PLEA Mr Hillocks verv UUdly drew the eompaiisoiis a business and the liquor traffic The man who spent Ms wages at the gro- cery or dry goods-store, got comforts for himself and his wife and his children, was conserving the wcl- faie of the nesting spot of civillza home, was man The man who spent his wages bar, got a comfortable jag, sore head and an Irritable temper to take home. The bar man got his money, and he got nothing It w as a one-sided proposition. It was Morse than a game 'of, .poker. In poker a man had at least the satisfaction of pitting his wita against the other man But no man could pit Ins wits against the booze and come out a winner. The state did not -recognize liquor as a business It did not allow a man the common right of starting up in the booze business as he could do in ordinary business 'They licensed the business, made the liquor nun keep it awav from the away from the school, away pff in corner, branding It from the beginning. The liquor men were speaking ot the millions invested. Could they measure one human soul that had been lost through drink mens ure of dollars and even" by millions? Any manjiad a naturaliright to take a glass of beer. Any man had a right to take poison. But societ> haa a right to stop the'sale of poison, open- Mr Hillocks scdined thq demand of the liquor men for compensation. Most liquor men had no money when they started, and built up their prof- its out of the sale of the liquor Thej took a man's money as long ns he had and when he was down; and out, and begged a drink, they told him to go to They made the hell for the man, and then.'sent him'there. Underhand. Hillocks deplored tlie under- hand methods in the publication of the letter under the falsified slgna tuie of the Fnthei La combe, onnosmg tne act, ind said that liquor men who used their own churches to pull their chestnuts out of the fire, were the very degrada- tion of society Jusi then n stieet car pabsed with banner: "Legislation does not .build character." what thes have street cais, said he; sweeping around to- wards the hurmng car "I am astounded that Iho or Com missioners, or whoevei ib in author llj should Ime permitted one of >oui public utilities to flaunt ihe fuuda mental- doctrine of anarchy, 'Legisla lion does build 'character.' Sweep our constitution, our and what WDuld happen'1 We would nil become a lot of savages I vould be ashamed to ride on a street car with that banner J, for one, won't do it I'll walk first." NEWS NOTES Mrs Peter UMis, who was born at Fort Ciarrv in 1828, dic-i at Toudi- wood Ililli, Man Ham lilhSf a prominent resident am! town councillor of Fergus, Out Chas Smith, fohner ciU mcsqengei ot Hamilton, Ont is dead, .iged 91 The mother of John M 1> H died at AmhctsthutB, Ont Sf-Chir editor of the Brooklyn Kagle, is dead Win McAcigli, one 01 Ihc best known Msldcnii of. Kcnora, is dead The fair buildings at Out, dcstrojcd li) lire. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE CAPITAL, RESERVE FIJMD, FARMERS' BUSINESS The Canadian Bank of Commerce extends to facility for the traiwactton of their banking burinew, to the diKount and collection of Blank an supplied free of on application. Lethbridge Branch R. T. Btyiriner, Hgb ;