Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 5, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBKIDGE PlJ-lLY HEBALJ) Moiiflaty^May 5,193.^ LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBKI* HOT P>iibll*hed by the Lsthbrldgs Herald PubtliMna Co., Ltd., every evening at Its omce, Sixth Street, Lethbrldge, Alberta, Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN l*HONE: Sdltorlai, fiepcrtorlal And Ne,va Department 1224 Managing Director T. W. QUAYLB Managing Editor JOHN TORRANCE Buslneaa Manager PHONE! AdvertUInq Clrculattan And Job Department* 125 2 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 y'R', delivered ....... �*.00 1 year, by maJl ......M.00 t months, delivered ..... %SJiO , ^ , , ,a months, delivered. ____ $1.00 � mnnfhs. by mall ...... Jt.SO ,1 month, delivered 36c. 1 month, by mall....... Ke, Addresies chanced as oftan as desired^ btit both new uti sld addreaaes must be civeo, � THE DAILY HKPALO FOR SALE AT Lathbrldga-Red Cross Drur A: Medicine Hat-U N. Northann. sfofe-t #e"n^'y^ / aSJS'.^ C..r�he.n,_0. U R..,�:Ke l�acieod-Toun, * Co.; R. W. Dl*T""" City-Diamond City Hamilton. Drug Co. �_ , ^, ai..k.. m T Vancouver, B. C-Woria 'Mde B !I Mccl^ MItcheU: News C3onip�ny. Taber-WitiaJt. Broa. ''as-tth^St;;^'^ * *^ r^m*??;;;"^"*''* DT*,* booh �poican�-The Jemleaon Now* Company. . Co.. 704 KlTer�id� Aveaua. Fernle, B. C-Percy BeaL AHo an all C.P.R. tralna THE WEEKLY HERALD PubllBhed every Wednesday In eight oFTnSSra pa^es. and contalaa a summary of the news of the week, local and "district 1 year 1b advanca .........11., i months in advance ..... lOc S months in advance . .TSe. decided that in future there is to be only one wicket, the oti..; batsman being used merely lor running purposes. Furthex*raore the incoming batsman will only have one minute to get out to the wicket. If he is not there in the prescribed time he will be declared out. With this tliere is not much to quarrel oven as it will do away with what is now an inexcusable dawdling. But when the innovation goes so liir as to declare i lhal a batsnuui playing a "maiden over" will forfeit two runs to liis opponents, it is past praying for. C-ricket of" all games claims to be scieiUiru- and uoue calls for more judgment in "playing tlie l/all." To compel a "strike" on llie pain of a penally is going towai'ds destroying all the merit that belongs to the definition of a "good batsman." It may possibly be the means of making the game a liltle more spectacular To the onlookers, but without doubt if the iiuiovation becomes general it cannot buFjielp to cause the game to deterioriate.'in the estimation in which it has been held. There-is nothing of appeal in the new niles lo the real lover of criekel, and it is safe lo say that they will nul be adopted in the counti-y where it constitutes the great national game. THE SOONER THE BETTER THE PROPOSED activities of the C. P. R. with regard to making Lethbridge a divisional point are naturally of much importance to the city. As far as can be gathered there is no reason to imagine that they will not materialize. Considering the interest the company has in the city ftny plans for adding to its importance must mean a commercial value to it. As a distributing centre Lethbridge is rapidly growing, and tliis fact is not only decided by the number of warehouses doing business here, but by ' e many additions wiiich have lately taken place. Ml-. Price has w-ell sized the situation when he says that the rnost important benefit to the city in making it a divisional point would be that it would make the position of Lethbridge more A^ddely known. This pubUcity is what the city most needs. Efforts for causing it to arrive should not be too long delayed. The fact of a new Industrial Commissioner being engaged, ^nd the inauguration of an active campaign for estabUshing in-tjustries here should be factors which the railway officials should make a note of, and wMch ought to help them in coming to an early decision. The attention wliich Uie C. P. R. is at present giving tiie city is a source of great satisfaction and the company is deserving of inuch (jbmmendation. T FOLLOW THE PRECEPT 111', M.\N with liie scientific turn of mind is one who never luils to inflict his findings on the public mind, in many cases they are harmless and serve no other purpose than the interesting (ftie-of giving people something to think about which lliey may engage in wiUiout any particuhu- apprehensidu. Tliis may be said of the new scientific theory that the world has changed its axis, and that what are now the nortli and south poles were originally'the ternunations of the etpiator. This deduction is arrived iit from the discovery of fossils of animals in if rigid zone? which priinarily were supposed lo exist only in torrid areas and vice versa.- So the old globe has turned topsyturvy at some period of its existence, and we are told that there is no reason why it should not make the somersault at some future time. Happily this is placed at a milUon years ahead. So there is nothing for present worry. But all such findings are not to be tightly regarded, and this particularly applies to the researches of Dr. Ho\\'ard who has worked out a nice little mathematical table on llie generation of the housefly. From one female fly which has over-wintered, starting from April 15th, there arrive, if unmolested, a progeny of 5,598,720,000,000 by Sept. 10. Considering the danger of the fly as the distributer of bacteria these figures are certainly alarming. It means that "Swat the fly" should not be merely looked on as a summer slogan, but that it should be regarded as a hygienic commandment which no person who values health can afford to disregai'd. Real Estate and Investments ornin Suite 111-115 Sherlock Bldg. PO.Box 1979 Phone 1291 "Wkt Others Think Llkfe .Rest of 'am (Tsber Times) The editor, tit the Edmonton Journal IS a polltUial bypocrSte. H* loudly denounces Taber's domands for t'je laitd titles office, after election, as a very course evidence that the government is accustomed to bribery methods. But he has nothing-to say of the coarseness of tha natural resources bribe dangled before the electors, previous to election, by some of the op-nosition speaKera. QUR POINT OF VIEW Cardston is to be made the base of supplies for the big reclamation project across Uie tine. The southern town will be very grateful for Uncle Sam's generosity. ' ' PLITTON VS; STANCE THE DECISION handed down by Mr. Justice Walsh in the case of Flitton VS Stange is one which establishes a precedent of much importance. It converts what should be a moral respon-sibtiity into a legal one. The farmer who neglects his weeds, and 50 inflicts undesei'ved injury on his careful neighbor, is very much in the position of a man who pollutes the head waters of i) stream which serves as a source of drinking water supply to those who five below. Considering the damage worked by noxious weeds on areas used for the raising of supplies effecting the living of owners and their famities, the analogv' used is not one whit too severe. - It is not enough that farmers.who take a pride in their land should rely on the vigilance of weed inspectoi-s to save them from the injxrripus consequences of the negUgence of their neighbors. The law as defined allows no chance for those who permit their farms to"Be overgrown with weeds to escape/liability,'even if it has happened that this particular offence has not come within the cognizance of the weed inspectors. The fessons to be gathered from, the decision under notice Making of War Scares ' (Saslsatoon Phbenl.x) It's a mighty guiet day -when they can't, dig up a war scare in Europe. The latest startler l� that France is sending 200,000 additional troops to the German frontier. We^oar little now of the old story abo^ the German army being ready to attack Britain. According to the correspondents, it's now France and Germany that are ready to jump at each other's throats. Looks as If France is just moving her troops around to keep in the limelight. The German socialist leader who says that the -war scare Is deliberately planned by armjtment firms has stated something which a great many people have believed to be the case for a long time. May ha.s made a good start. If June will only take a leaf from May's copy book the smile that won't come oit" will be chronic in Southern Alberta. . i And while we're at it we may as well swat the cutworm and the old hardshell potato bug, and the fuzzy little caterpillai'. They are all due a few swats. Nejtt Friday is Arbor Day. Is Letlibridge to be made a more beautiful city on that day? How about the swept peas-are they planted yet? Calgary bakers must wrap their bi-ead. It may be inconvenient but it is sanitary. Is there any particular reason why Lethbridge should not follow suit? Bread is just as Ukely to pick up disease germs in Lethbridge as in the northern city. FOR SALE (Or Would Trade if Coaxed Just a Little) IN WA>SHINGTON A Sectiou of good land iu the Big Bend country, west of Si^okane. A. beautiful 10 acre tract highly improved, 20 miles east of Spokane, well located as to school, markets, etc., six acres bearing orchard. In Spokane, a 7 roomed Iiouse, well located, corner lot, 150 x 150 enough bearing, fruit for a family. On car lino and close to school, and an Idpal homo site. O. T. Lathrop - FARM LANDS FARM LOANS LETHBRIDGe, STAFFORD BLOCK ALBERTA that "Congress acted wisely in fbrbid-ding the importation ot absinthe.- St. Loul6 Post:Dl8patch. 0' here, in the The decision of Justice Walsh in, the Claresholm weed case is as good as a million dollars to Alberta. If farmci's don't swat the weeds the chances are their pocket books wiU receive a severe swat. While the cement shortage does not threaten lo affect Leth-.... , bridge seriously this year, the' local builders should join hands may well be ej^tended. In view of the far-reaching effects ofl.^^.m, |i,o.se of other western cities in iequesting the removal of carelessness or negligence it should come home, to those in the . . . , ... .i...... .i.....i,i possession of city or town gardens, to be ative to a certain re-sponsibitity.inkeeping do-wn weedSi so that they may not count- Ihe duty. Anyliiing for the development of the west should re-cei\e aid from Lethbridge. Printing Advancas Too (Bowmanville Statesman) Office help costs 50 per cent more than five years ago, living has advanced 25 to 50 per cent. In the same time. Eggs were sold at 8 to 12 cents, butter 12 to 20 cents, chickens 25 to 50c a pair, potatoes 15 to 20o a bus., apples 75c to ?1.25 a barrel, beef from 6 to 12c a lb. Servant girls received i-i to $7 a month and so on. Now citizens have to pay nbout double these prices and in some Instances more. The reasonable solution to this condition is that higher prices might be scription price to $1.25 and $1.50 a year. Advertising space must also be charged at higher rates. It actually costs as much to set the type and look after the advertising in many papers as they receive for the space. We have already raised rates this year but from the way expense of labor and paper are advancing now, further increase in rates must be made to do business at a llv ing profit. Printing Is the product of skilled labor and costly stock, and as both have materially increased the printer's prices must go up correspondingly. No one is so small as to expect another person to work without profit and board himself. Wo must all'live and let live, so the newspaper man must charge higher prices from this time onward or evBntually go under. USQI^ to It Officer-Now, you git out young lady, or you'll land workhouse! Strtk�r-^i atn't afraid of the workhouse-I'vo 'been in a workhouse ever sinec I started tp -work!-The Masses. Good Advice "My son," said the old hunter, "you are starting out lo earn your living as a gujde. Remember that some people will want to see bear, while others will want to see bear tracks." "Tes. dad." "It they're satisfied vJlth tracks, don't try to show 'em bear." public �ye BISHOP McNALLY Bishop McNally of the new diocese of Calgary, which includes LiSthbridge leaves for Rome, May 8th to be consecrated, being paid special honors in this regard. Two years ago, on the death of the late Rev. Father Harkin, Dr. McNally was appointed priest of St. Mary's parish, Almonte. Since then he has accomplished much, showing great activity in org^Blzlng a.nd developing the work of the church In his parish. He has been instrumental in having the Almonte church renovated and rewired .and the interior decorated with paintings by a celebrated artist until it Is now one ot the most beau-, tiful in the Ottawa Valley. He also purchased the former Windsor House of that.town, and adjoining hall and had the latter thoroughly renovated and fitted up as a parish hall for recreation and as a reading room, where his -parishioners may have a place to Jiiiend the evening with pleasure and profit. He will be much missed by his parishioners and his departure will be a decided loss to the church there; eract the efforts of those who take a pride in gardening. A TIMELY piSCU^^ION 'T'HE OPPOSITION at Ottawa is well-advised in taking up the matter of the delay in comiection with the hearing of the western freight rate case. It may-be true that, according lo the Minister, of Railways, the question is not one which can be decided in a few months. But suBlcienttirne has passed sirice last April. AsDr.'Neely, the member for Hunftbldt,,elated, it was a strange thing that the railroads which prepared monthly reports cpuld'n'ot lay before the board information in regard to the cost of transportation in less time. The counsel for the western governments had estabUshed the eristence of disci-iminatory rales against the west, and it certainly does seem -unreasonable that � delay should be caused through experts being sent to the United States to ascertain facts in regard to the rates across the border. The matter of freight rates is one exceptionally important to the West, and it is qiute timely that the government should be jpgged to hasten the date when a decision should be arrived at. this the Liberal members are acting in the interests of the '.people they represent. LAYING UNHOLY HANDS VrOTHING IT APPEARS is too sacred for the innovator, and now he intends laying his ruthless hands on "improving" the i^tately old game of critket. It has been declared in Sun Francesco that the game as at present is Ipo'slow. Therefore it is Don'l forge! that Southern .-Viberla's big fair is le.ss than two months away. Time to prepare, for the e.vhibition this year should be made the best the city has ever had. We are better able lo handle it than on other years. See that Lethbridge lives up lo its reputation. While in quest of new factories, the city council'should not forget that the distributing house is also n grcat^asset to a city. Lethbridge is on the way to becoming the disti^ibuting^point for Soulliern Alberta, and every encouragement fjhould be given companies to locale branches here. This is a point which should not be forgotten by the boosters. 1 - Swat the fly!- As an argument in favor df early swatting some mathematical swatter has figured it out - that pne .well-wintered fly is responsible for 5,598,720,000,0^0 in September. It is easy to swat the April fly, but a person would have to, declare a whole holiday to swat thcj thousands of billiops'in September. It wouldn't be such hot work in April, or May rather. Evei'yone is pleased with the activity being displayed by the Canadian Pacific in Southern Alberta. The company sees the possibilities of this part of the province, an4 their development means a lot to the big Canadian company. However the south is a big place and there is room for-other roads. The example of the C. P. R. should have its effect in inducing other transportation companies to gel on the job with as Utile delay as possible. Just For a Joke Sketch of Life The following sketch of his life, taken from an Ottawa daily,' -will no doubt provo lnteres>tlng reading to many of our subscribers: '"The Re\. Dr. McNally was born in Pipe River, in Prince Edward Island. In 1S71, His early education was obtained in, the high school at that piaqe, completing his school course there, and obtaining in his final year the. governor-general's medal for general proficiency. He subsequently attended the Prince of Wales' CoUese at Cbarlottetown. where he wpu, Srtjhqijirahlp whoa 15 years of age, and where he remaiiieil for three yeavs,, grad,uatlng' with diploma, first-class teacher's license aud the govemor-geneRil'B medal for general proficiency. He then atjtended Ottawa university, graduating in 1892, oblaining the degree of Bachelor of Arts and Mcentiate in Philosoph. , with first-class bqnora. In. 1892, he went to Ronie, where he remained tor five yearsj pursuing his studies in philosophy anil theology, and was mado Doctop of PWlosophy' in ISOS, and Doctor of l^h^ology in |897, upon him by the University of Propaganda. He was ordajn^fl a priest on, the '1th of April, 1896, by the piteseut Cardinal Cassetta. Upon retuptiWs tp Canada after his ordinatio;i he-Ijecame assistant, in'St. Patrick^s ;aoman Catholic church in Ottawa, where, he remained for two years. His health becoming uncertain, he wont to the. Pacific coast and remained foe a tiijnc in St. Vincent's hospital in Portland, Oregon After being much benefitted in health he returned tp Canada, being appointed to tiie parish of Cantl^y In the Ottawa diocese. , His health troubling him again, he return�d to Portland, Oregon, where he became secretary and chancellor lo the Archbishop of Oregos. Shortly aftijr hij: went again to Rome, whero he studied Cauou Liaw for two years, returning to Canada In pac�mh6r, 1905, w;ltlv, the late lamented Archbishop. Ouhamel. He was then appointed R^krlsh priest of St. Stephen's:cjiuroh in Old Chelsea, Que.,,a,nd afJeTi'ay^jyears.ln that parish lie was ti^nsferred to Almonte, where he has'-wmalued tor the last two years." "He was arrested for grafting, was he not?" "Haven't you got enougli sense to know that men are not arrested tor grafting? Ho wa= aneated for being .caught at it."-Mfe. Hard on the Ears First Womaa-"I hate (or people to be always whispering." Second Woman-"Yes, it Is much harder to understand wliat they are laying to each other!"-Chicago Record-Herald. Environment First Germ.-Molly Microbe thinks she is a pretty swell looker. Socond Germ.-Yes, and just because she was raised in a can of complexion powder.-^Chicago News. Judgment � !PlHit Baby-We are now judged by points. - ^Second Baby-V/eli, I had two Sticltlng me lU tiny and they couldn't -fliSd 'era. Art and Absinthe - The eihibit of futurist art which Is beinfi toted around the country at ledBt will convince ordinary mortals �not theji .and opporlAinity. Ford prodiicti litis been How,and here- ..there-lies your imiltiplied by two-and-a-lial I" rr^liut the demand lias been 'Hiultiplied by jfour. If yoti ..:#aht one for spring serv-ioe you must get it now. Don't' delay. There are more than 220,000 Fords on tho world's highways-tho best popslblo testimony to tbeir uuoxoellod worth. Prices-runabout ,-^1875-touting car, $750-town car, fl.OOO- with all etiuipment, f. o.b. Walkervllle, Ont. Get particuliarB from W. R. VIRTUE 1232-3rd Avenwe South, Letlibridge ..r i. I....... . I '"'