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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 4 THE LEt Y j> LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD HTA1LUHID DECEMBER 1WP .'Lelhbrldge Herald Publishing Cov Ltd., lawful evtnlnt Hi'office. Sixth street, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. PHONEi Editorial, Reportorlal And Newt Department 1221 W. A. BUCHANAN Managing Director W. QUAYLE Managing Editor JOHN TORRANCE Butlneis Manafltr PHONE: Advertising 'Circulation Jib 'Department! 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATKS 6 months, delivered..... 3 months, delivered..... 1 month, delivered 35c. 13.00 C merUhs, by mail 1 month, by mat! Z6c. Addresses changed us often as desired, but Uvih new and addresses must jiveiu' THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALJt-Af 'Cross Drug ft Book Slow: J. G. Kobertaon Co.; Jackson Co.; Alex- andra Hotel; People's Drlir Kenny Allln. H.' W; lion. ;plncher J. Mitchell; D.. L. JtcCrea. Bros. Drug Book Company, Fernle, B. Seal Med'clne M. Northsm. Cranbrook, Beat tie and AtfcmusOR; t L. Ilelnecke Diamond Cltjr-'-Dmmorid Ciiy Co. Vancouver, S, Wide Company. Brown A Brown, Jaiiiieson Newa Co.( 705 KiversWo Avenue. Alig on all C.P.R. tralni Tvddy or Hill or YToodrow? Come to tbp bite auditorium tonight where tho Herald will make it easy for you to follow thofate of your favorite. Tho chief has put it up to {he-coun- cil "fairly ami squarely. It begins to look like a police commission or noth- if tho -rest of the year lives ?up to the record, Sir Thomas will ivinomoei 1M2 UK the year of strikes. They are coming thick and fast ou the C.l'.H. THE WEEKLY HERALD Published everv "Wednesday in elfjhl orlilSre pages, and contains summary of the news of the weekf local and district J year in advance.........51.50 fi months ID 3 months in advance id Vance Camroso is going to havo a ski tournameiit'lhis coming winter. Won- deV if they will have to erect hills to conduct the sport, or will the con- testants make their leaps from the top of tiie Canadian office? Music will alternate with cheers for Wilson at the big auditorium tonight. Everybody plenty of roon" to cheer. It will be a chance to get ready for the Yankee Thanksgiving. If Mayor Hatch can produce a likely looking phink to cover deslio of tho ciliiieiis la (he Hiw uf development, he should be able to make a good race, must lili out its clothes. It will bo it MR night across the imaginary line. Come to th0 Con- gress auditorium and wftteli it from the. outside. It Is tho 1% election Its lit of the year.- The war hi tho Balkans isn't lu it. There will be one big tight cm at Re- glna at the end uf tho wt-vk whoii the representatives of western cities meet to discuss the .bomising of industries; shouUl be represented for It is a mutter oE vital importance to this city. This is the. time of year the farm- ers watch the market page. The Her- ild is trying to give them all the help t caa to soil their crops to the best advantage. A satisfied farmer is" a mighty good citizen.' AMERICANS RISK LIVES TO SHAKE HAND OF THE BOLL MOOS! Aldermanic Interference RUMOR, and rumor is very often correct, intimates that Chief Davis has already had to put up with aidermanic interference the performance of his duties, aiit this no doubt accounts for his anxietj about the permanency of his position. If all stories are correct, Chief Gilles- pie faced the same difficulty on occa- sions. Chief Davis, however, is not the kind of a man to be hampered in doing what he considers right. He knows the law and is aware when people are breaking the law. and he is going to -enforce the law. That is un- questionably the attitude of the new chief of police. He will not he hampered by alder- nianic hutting in. As the Herald lias argued before, aidermanic interfer- ence and control of the police depart- ment practically affects its useful- ness. A force that is dependent upon: the whims of a body of aldermen' j elected one year and possibly not there the next, cannot be successful. I Under such conditions there cannot j be permanency in police policy, and the bead of the force must live in fear of losing his position because he has not met the wishes members of the council. Chief Davis Is taking the hull by the horns at the start ant Is malting it clear that lie must have a free hand, and in order to have free hand the control of the police must be taken the bauds of the council and placed under a police commission. The sooner that is done the better. In the meantime the chief must be assured that his position is permanent. Public opinion, at least intelligent public opinion, is at the back of the ne'vv chief in his efforts to enforce the law. Alderinanic interference is resented Chief Davis can depend upon it that he will have the majbrity of the citizens back him in his effort to administer th-e law fearlessly. To What Will It Lead Nogi killed himself for the sake of his dead Emperor; some Americans are willing apparently to do the same thing for their uncrowned Emperor while he yet lives, writes Main John- soii to the Toronto Star from Detroit, Michigan. At least, it looked that way in Detroit during the visit to town of Theodore Roosevelt. The incident remarkable example of the popu- larity of tlic Bull Moose. Roosevelt had just left armor- ies after a meeting- marked by amaz- ing He had gone out by a back exit, and had jumped down into the automobile wailing for "hiiri. He leaped from the tonheaii to the trout seat next to the chauffeur. Imag ine, by the any of the great Can- adian statesmen doi-Dg; any such thing. In the first place, they undoubtedly would have walked down "the steps and into the automobile by the ordin- ary method, and just as certainly they would have sat in the luxurious hack j seat. Roosevelt, however, the incar-1 nation of action, spurns stairs and j automibile doors, jumps blithely into tlie car, and then vaults into the frout seat. Exhibition Not Lost A HITCH in the arrangements for the construction of the great Australian transcontinental railway from Perth to Adelaide points to the entrenchment and extension of policy of the public ownership of utilities. The nationalization of in- dustries is an exaggerated phase of its minor prototype, the municipality- owned utilities. But the problem is forced upon the government of Australia may lead, if its solution is found to prove beneficial, to far- reaching effects in modern legisla- tion. In the Commonwealth there has a struggle between the trusts and the government, and the trust has come out, temporarily at any rate, victorious. The steel trust, it is stated, lias been most actively en- Raged in frustrating tli-a attempts of thc government to accept reasonable tenders for the supply of the rails for the line. In answer to (he call for tenders six were submitted, all of which were too high. The govern- ment then attempted to obtain rails by private means, bnt ifc was match- ing itself against an octopus whose tentacles were stretched to command every market, and it consequently failed. As a last resort the govern- ment agents, much against their own -policy, placed an order with a Jap- anese firm. Here again the trust in- tervened, and the scheme collapsed. Tho cabinet, we read, has now beenj forced to capitulate, and has decld to secure tons from abroad paying the price demanded by th trust. The moral of these ino ings is obvious, and if as a c-onse quence the nationalization of the stee industry in Australia follows, th Commonwealth be launching 01 an experiment wliich will be generallj viewed with interest. This exhibition of his vitality was not lost on the mob waiting in the back alley. Men, women and children were all themsel- ves hoarse, aud made a rush on the automobile. It is a wonder that the running-board did not break under the strain. The police were keep the crowd hut Teddy shouted. Let them And the police lowed from the side o[ 'the car, and literally struggled with each other for a chance to grasp his hand. Finally the car started, but it was with difficulty that the ox-President's admirers of both sexes were persuaded to leave the running-board. Inch by inch the automobile forced its way through the dense mass, until it of much uneertahiUy. Less than four weeks from the election, tho situation seems to be growing .more and more co in plica ted. In Toronto, most people seem to think that Wilson is sure of election, and the odds are said to be 4 to 1 in New York. But in Michigan every- one is not so sure. It is widely be- lieved that the Democratic candidate will have the largest number of indi- vidual supporters, owing to 'the Repub- split, but it isn't the individual voter who elects the President; tvad the jojnihir vote will not decide the con- est. How the electoral college, which does name the Chief Executive, will be divided it is almost impossible to fore- cast in this three-cornered contest. There are undercurrents of opinion, vhich K is said are growing stronger .11 the time, that a: Roosevelt land- litle is unite possible and that both ndividual and electoral votes will how a victory for the candidate of the Progressive party. The remark- ble way in which he has been receiv- ed this week in Michigan, a state ad- mitted even by his own supporters to he in the doubtful column, may be sig- nificant. Other close critics declare 'that the odds against him are too great, a-ad that, although his vote will be large, Wilson will be the next pres- ident. There is nothing, to do, but wait 'or the first week in November to fine out. Even then .we may have to w still longer for the meeting: of the Elcc toral College in December, and if there is a deadlock "iirtliat body the election will be thrown into the House of He resentatives. The suspense, 'therefore may be prolonged. Watch'- Roosevelt. This is an hUcros'iing time to water. Roosevelt. He is undoubtedly at one of the great, crisjs, of his .career he THE SECURITIES COMPANY Estate and Investments OWNERS OF o GS Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 ins had them with strange regularity ever since he went into politics, His reached the street. -The chauffeur (producing resultB. Speaking campaign at present must be touched the accelerator, and the car sprang forward at an increased speed. The however, were bound not to let RooseveH go. "Stop the somebody shouted and no sooner Demand a Police Commission TT IS NOW THE TIME for select- ing the planks for the municipal platform, and fur organizing a campaign in civic reform where it is deemed advisable in the interests of all ratepayers. There is one matter which has forcibly been placed before j 'the ratepayers, and that is that there i should be a change in thc control of the police department Should the present city council fail to bring the desired change into effect, there nnaiiis only one course open to the ratepayers. This is to insist that j every candidate who hopes to obtain the suffrages of the citizens should place this policy foremost on bis p-ro- i gram. Let it be made clem- that ni one will receive support unless he I willing to abide by the wishes of the 5 ratepayers in this respect. It must by now be clearly evident j to Vvery thoughtful citizen of Leth- 1. 'bridge that placing of flu? control of the.police department where it Is is all against thc efficient 'working of the force. It, creates a feeling of in- security of tcmuro amongst thoac In j (police authority, and the consequent j apprehension is injurious not only to the police force itself, in tho uses for .which it is maintained, but reacts considerably on the general welfare of the community. Are men to regulate their actionb through .fear or favor? The unanim ous answer must be tor if this is the guiding spirit there must come about ;i rottenness in any system where it holds. Yet the present ar- rangement, unwittingly fosters this spirit. Aldermen come, and aldermei KO, the personnel of the civic council is ever changing, and human nature Is ever varying. Why leave such an important department as the police to such vagaries? There ;ire no insim... lions made, nor intended, against present or future members of the council. But he is a foolish man who leaves out of his calculations the ole- mont of human nature which must necessarily piny R part in the problem he Is dealing with. And In consider- ing this element, allowance must bo made for our Inherited weaknesses, aud perfection aimed at where, as fai- ns possible, It, can bo obtained. A police commission is necessary, emphatically imperative, ;iml until such a system is put into force the usefulness of the police force counts for almost nothing. Tho power of placing the force on a proper basis is hi the hnmla of the ratepayers, and it is up to thorn to exert it. Mr. Coderre's qualifications for a cabinet position seem to have been tho fact that ho ran for parliament four times and was elected nt thc Tight time. The -Montreal Herald says that Glen Campbell wokn up to find him- self heir to The Her- ald in inlKtnhnn. Olcn Is a .Manitoba Tory and never sleeps, said than done. Two men, one on each side of the open passageway in tho street jumped forward and fell on 'the front tires of the car. The chauffeur instantly applied the brakes, hut even then both men were knocked to the pavement. They must have been badly shaken up, but they were quite they bad stopped Teddy's automobile. The crowd was able to mass around Roos-avelt again and this time they climbed into the car, swarmed about their hero, nearly As au orator, it. is rather difficult to classify Roosevelt, lie is very differ- ent, for example, from any of our na- tional leaders. He. is not as dignified in his delivery as Uordon; he hasn't the suavity and charm found in Iiaiir- icr; nor bus he -the sweeping, eloquence of Bourassa. Nevertheless that man would be deeply prejudiced who de- clared Roosevelt to be a. poor speaker. His voice has a tendency to go to a guinea-hen falsetto. Roosevelt, how- ever, bus turned tlira defect into an as- set, and the squeaky upper range the medium for bis humorous re- marks. Fundamental and general problems, such as justice, opportunity, character, shook his hands off. mid kept yelling jaiid life, arc the inninstnys of Hdose- velta1 It is probably for this reason that the English for example, pictures him in a cartoon as a negligible head, and labels him, "The Prince of Uorcs." There ig just enough truth in the "bnre" part of "llurrah for "Good boy, and other endearing epithets Bowed -Responses Roosevelt did not object to the crush In the least. He showed his fa- mous teeth In his -broadest smile and beamed bcnlgnantly. He didn'-c stand up, for there wasn't room for him to Io that, but with his head, the only part of his body that was free, he kept jovving responses. Receptions such as this do not fall .0 the lot of every imin. Roosevelt irouscs more hero-worship than any >ne else in the world is irobably not an over-statement of the 'acts. Whether he will he President or not Is hard to say. Conversation vith Michigan people reveals a state The C. P. R...Company Are Offering Farm Lands In the Lethbridge District. Also City Lots At Very Moderate Prices, Payable on Easy Terms For Full Particulars Apply Wilson Skeith C- P. R. AGENTS Opp. Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 the American people notoriously virtuous, although 'they certainly are not a bad lot, but, in a good sense, they are simple-minded people. We hear i lot about the complexity of modern life hi the States, but it is just possible that sliced and steam are being mis- taken for complexity. Certainly when you get several thousands of these peo pie together at a meeting there is no sign of anything involved or subtle. hey want straight talk about tho great They want straight talk about the ;reat American nation and about right and wrong. They get it from Roosevelt noro than from any one else, and it is ne of the secrets of his unequalled, astuteness, RooseveH, Is nneqnal- ed; he not so much to please elt' (and if you analyze a little, will agree that many speakers nako this as to please his .udil'uce. It Tickles Them. "Uooscvclt. also hits hard, and that iclvles the Americans. He uses no cir- unilocutioiva wlien talking about, his ncmios. At Detroit this week he was i his usual combatitive mood, and the LetHbrldge Praised (Nanton News) It was a great undertaking for Leth- bridge to entertain siich a body; but Lethbridge made good. And the whole Dominion will be beneiitted bj this success. Lethbridge found ac commodation for the crowd, and ii did not take advantage of the oppor tunity to exact exorbitant prlr.cs foi But while the number of delegates exceeded all precedents, the number of spectators, while large, was not-up to expectations. give it substance; to represent him people went into ecstasies. When he as lacking hi brains, however, is a ser- ious blunder, for, whatever else Hoose volt is, he is clever enough. Even bis enemies say he is as clever as the dev- il, and that ia high praise from an op- ponent. What People Want. "IE Roosevelt (loos talk generalities and basic moral truths, it isn't because lio is a. bore, but because the people want it. It appeals lo -the 'American totnpcraiiH'in. We a-rc not that SIR EDMUND WALKBK, C.V.O., I.L.D., D.C.L., President ALEXANDER LA IAD JOHN AIHD (tuntM-nl Malinger Asctafant General Mnr.ajjer CAPITAL, REST, TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES Issued by The Canadian Bank of Commerce enable llie traveller to provide himself with funds without delay at each point of his journey in yet inexpensive manner.' They are issued payable in every country in the world in denominations of ivith the exact equivalent in tho principal cnnntries stated un the lace of each cheque. They fire economical, absolutely safe Idenlifyiny and easily negotiated. R0 Branch C, K mentioned the- Senate i livestigatinj Committee, and told how .much he had enjoyed the session, and repeated bis cballungG that Penrosc and ol.liera should bo 'thrown of; the Senate, the crowd roso en masfiu, climbed on the chairs, and gave every evidence of an almost insane enthusiasm. And you almost felt like doing it yourself. "Thc chief asset in Uoosevelt's when it comes to the final pohH, is not what he says, but what he re presents. 'On the trail or Ilqosovolt, always one day behind, are travelling two Taft Republicans, llarlan and Bcrte. They reply to KooscveTTs arguments, al- though naturally, they do not attract such crowds, Mr, Bede's fust name Is .Adam, but unlike bis fainout: an- pnsfor, lie is not. hnnvy mid Furious, nit light, witty, almost frothy. As Toddy says himself, he is being follow- ed by an ciid man .in a minslrel show. _ Uc-uo's witticisms, however, do j j lot Ktiein to worry UooKCvelt. IIo mows that ns far as a drawing card n concerned, a funny Adam Itodo, as curiosity, may bo a minstrel show, >ut that he ia the three-ringed, jroal.est-show-on-eai'th circus. Comment on Congress (Winnipeg Free Press) To admit, having attended the Dry Farming Congress at Lethbridgc is apparently, to provoke tbp .query: What did you think the value of the Congress 'wag to the country? Tlus is a difficult question to answer, when amount of money is spent, on wliich can show no direct monetary" return. Roughly, the Con- gress is said to have cost and. liow that it is over, it is easy io see in tiny thlhgg in (He arrangement which might havo been better done, and whereby more people could have been reached. Tho general opinion seems to be that stinie arrangement should be made for future gatherings whereby the lectures and the exhibits would be iieaf together, instead of three miles apart, which was the cnso at Tollbridge. 'Whether this could have been managed at is outside the question nov.' that the Con- gress Is over. Tho actual number of farmers reached by the voices of the speakers was small, and there -was. unfortunately, much overlapping, but that there was much advantage to be derived from such a gathering, no reasonable person 'who attended would for .one moment deny, With the Canadian delegates at least, ther-e is n feeling that with so capable and practical a man as tho Hon. R. Motherwell as president better th'ings may be hoped for next year. Many of the American profes- sors and experts, who have attended previous congresses, tlid not hesitate to state that the first congress Ivekl on Canadian soil had ll strength and cohesion which had been entirely lacking at previous gatherings. SHAREHOLDERS HARD HIT Toronto, Ont., 'Nov. Re- feree Kapelle today gave judgment for amounts totalling against shareholders of the Farmers Bank, uii- :ier the double liability clause. There are a hundred and forty-nine of these judgments. Takes the First Prize for' Packed Apples at. the Dry-Farming Congress Secure o few acres of good fruit land in this famous district while the prices arc reasonable. It will be an asset for life. Our list of lands for sale covers some of the best, both in im- proved and uncleared fruit farms, ;tt prices ranging from to per acre. We show you the property before you need put ,n dollar. RUSSELL BLACKBURN ELECTED Ottawa, Nov. n mealing of the directors of the Hank of Ottawn, today, Kmwll lilackburn, Ottawa, olectcd director tu fill the vat> nicy ciiiuscd by tho death of the lulu II. F. of Arnurlnr. IS A SAMPLE Ti4 acres. 7 miles from Nelson. Hi ;icrnn cleared and planted with fruit trees, two years old; Northern Spies, So Jonathan, 50 other varieties, aloo plums, cherries, poaches, onihs ft ml other small fruits. 200 trees in nursery row. All fenced, soil .sandy with nlay subsoil. Good Vngou road: Prnmo shack 12 x Revenue producer first year For quick sale, per acre. For llte'mutre and oilier information call on, or .as WESTERN CANADA INVESTMENT CO Room. 4, HIM Block, LethbridflC, Albcrla. ;