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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETirUKlbGE DAILY TTKftA Thursday, November lETHBUDGE DAILY HERALD DECEMBER 1W7 by th> LethbrWt. Herald PubllslilnB. Co., Ltd., evtry liwful a. It. oltlce, Sixth Lethbrlaoc, Canada. 's W. A. BUCHANAN i Managing Director T. W. QUAYLE Editorial, Reportorlal And Department 1221 JOHN TORRANCE Quslncii Manager PHONES. 'Advertfilni Circulation And Job Departmtnti 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATH 1 year, .delivered 1 year, by mill W.OO mouths, delivered 3 months, delivered, 6 mouths, by mall ;-l month, delivered 35c. 1 montli, by aiall 26c. UK often us dp.virnri. but new Old Addresses must ba riven. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SAL1 AT Cross Drug- Medicine if. Nortkim. Book J. C. Robertson Cranbrook. B. and Atehlnson. Co.; Jackson A Co.; Alex- andra Hotel: People's Drug andra Hotel: People' store; Kenny Allin. Plncher J. Mitchell; D.-L. McCrea. .L. Belnecke Di.-imond .City Druff.Co. j Vancouver, 5. Wide News Company. Brown, 219-Uh Stfett. Bros. Carditon-rAJberta.Dnn A Book Kews Company. 705 Avenue. jrnle, a; Beau Alto oh ill C.P.R. U'thbrldgo needs u strong, capabl man as mayor next year. Keep tlui in mind. With'Wilson ns president rcci city may uot by as Uwul as MOUK Canadian Tories would like to buw. it. suffrage wen out hi fom states and then? wasn't 0110 brick thrown or oiie statesman's face slap- Mrs. 1'dukhurst should heed the lesson. It would Imvu bouti 'it mistake ?t> eouU'st iloclwlugn if fruin the Liberals was to be interpreted us antagonism to assistance to the Uri- tish navy. Thxre will bo no need to usk Con- gress to decide the election of the necessary to hold a scrutiny to ascer- tain If Teddy and Taft carried any stales at all. Thb Americans will ht> tcellns quite stuck up. They now havu an "edu oated" president, Mr. Wilson will furnish an inkling Of the kind of government the people may ox pec t in the selection of, his cabinet. A campaign to put Iho ban on public drinking cups would meet with, the approval of Ontario liquor men much more readily than tho campaign to abolish tho I-ethhridge lias had a lot of real 0od service from Klias Adams and his retirement from municipal polities UCIHW the loss of a careful ami public spirited aldorman. ..THt VVKEKLY HIRALD 'Published every Wednrtdiy In or paces, and conUlM summary of the news of the week. local and district 1 year la I month! In K months in advance........7W. J Jack WW. NATJGHTON. America's j favorite ring critic, writes that Johnson has been elim- inated as thoroughly from the pugil (istic outlook, as though be had been '-signally -defeated by some rival heavy weight. The disgust at his miscon- duct is such that no OIHJ to think about 3um in any coimectiou. Which being interpreted implies that the champion of the prize ring has been administered a knockout blow by public opinion. This fact is refreshing in that it points-to the healthy tone of the1 gen- eral outlook towards sport. There is much to be said against boxing owing to the unfavorable element which surrounds it, and if the sport is to survive, the bad odor attached to it must needs be removed. In this re- 's "Knockout" H. B. Bennett speaking in Calgar announced the government's aav; policy. Who told him? Mr. Borde Imd not broken that: profound silenc which even the resignation of- a miu ister couldn't disturb. North Lethbridge ratepayers ivouh be well advised to select the best men they have in naming iildermanic can didates. The'bigger the man the bigger the general vote will be. It is doubtful H 'there will be anj tears shed over the defeat of the great Joseph Cannon. Joseph belong ed to a school of politician not per- sona grata with 'the people of today. spect the moral trine of the principals is important. What applies to boxing, applies equally to all forms of manly sport. So long as they are placed on a clean level, so long will they survive, aud fulfil the purposes for which they have been created, that of producing a virile race. Allow sport to degen- erate through its associations, and it will fail to earn the encouragement of- all self-respecting men, and so much the worse for the nations 'who have a name in the honor they have paid it. But there Is no need to worry that there will be any degeneration so long as public opinion, as shown in regard to Johnson prevails. For the sake of true' sport it is to be hoped that it will continue to be a force for preserving for 'manhood, in a whole some fashion, of the noblest oc cupations iu which it could be en ;aged. If in reforming the tariff Wood row Wilson would only allow Canadian grain free access to the American markets there would ba no party lines among- the farmers of this coun- try. All would be Wilson men. Aldermanic Candidate Ktost was iiit'd one dollar for tapping Calgary likely trying to find out whether was affected by the frost or :iot. Socialism did not reveal any gain in tho United States in the itopula vote, while there were distinct losse in tho defeat of men who were appea ing for a renewal of confidence. In selecting candidates for you: franchise for the coining immicipa election do not vote for any man run aing for the purpose of getting evei with some fancied enemy or for one with a private axe to grind. Sucl men are never good at working fm the city. Tho great big personal pro noun "I" obscures tlie light. Arthur Hayr is out with an an- louncement of his candidature' for iMermanfc houors. Mr. Hayr .is aking chances with tirno and should lave full opportunity of seeing every elector in.the city. Mr. Hayr has al- ways taken a keen interest In muni- ipal affairs and there has never been iny occasion for doubt as to where he tood. V EST POCKET TALKS ON THE NEW CITY CHARTER -LOOKING BACKWARD I An Empire ONE OF THE ARGUMENTS put forward at the time of the reci- procity campaign "was that the passing of the pact would have aa_ effect In destroying the identity ot Canadian made produce suca as cheese. This it was contended would be detrimental to the Canadian in- dustry, in that inferior produce wouh be able to be shipped to the British market as coming from Canada. But reciprocity, or no reciprocity the fact remains that snch a proced' ure now ex-fsts. This is to be Inferred by the deputation to the Dominion royal commission, now sitting in Lon- don, England, advocating an Empire trade mark. Col. Pelletier, of Que- bec, is reported 'to have said that since he has been in England ho had seen Canadian goods sold, the origin of which he was to trace. In speaking of cheese we are only Trade Mark using it as an example in that Can adian cheese is rated of high, qtialitj in the British market. But that al Canadian produce is open to spurious substitution may be taken as granted Jn the successful marketing of a country's produce an established qual stands for everything. It is, there- fore, important that for preserving the same intact, th-ere should be no means left for making use of a reputation wherewith to sell goods which in quality would tend to destroy tire very same. The idea of an E.mpire trade mark is essentially a good one, and would greatly stimulate the particular trade of a country or district 'within the Empire. A rivalry would be created in the matter of quality, which, is the first and last test for holding a maT. ket. The Empire trade mark in dis- tinctly disclosing the origin would act as an invaluable trade protection. The Flax EVIDENCE is accumulating daily that the flax industry can be developed in Southern Alberta "with profit to farmer and townsman. Tire result of investigations so far demonstrates that the straw of flax- grown in Southern Alberta has no superior in the world for the manu- facture of twine and all hemp and jute products, and it is proposed to further investigate so as to convince the farmer that the growing of (lax with a view to preserving the straw can be made one of tho most prolit- ablo of farm ventures. While the question of labor enters largely into the question it is not as serious as in some other forms of farm opera- tions, and certainly not to Irc com- pared with .beet raising in that re- spect. Ono of the great difficulties at Present in the Max Industry would be the changing ot the method of thresh. IDE so as to save tho straw. Under tho present threshing methods the straw is completely destroyed so far as utility is concerned, being badly broken in going through the machine. Herald Is informed, however, that Industry there is a system of threshing ivhe. by the straw is preserved for manu facturlng purposes, and to prove til to the farmer and to show that would be worth while, is the bigges pioneer problem in connection wit the campaign to develop the indust. so as to have the byproducts manu factured in this country. It seems t be recognized that the capital requir ed to start a mill, employing, say fiv hundred hands, is not alarming, an( is jrrobably the least troublesome problem of the lot. What must tx (lone is to convince the farmer tha it will pay. That done and the great cst barrier IE removed to the estab liahmemt of an industry which woul( give promise of being one having Ini menso bearing on the future pros porlty of Southern Alberta. The de- velopment of an Industry of this character counts, for it wonlc moan the using or a product now de- stroyed as valueless and Involving a loss of hundreds of thousands of dol- lars annually to the farmers, beside: preventing the development of si, promising an Industry. The campaign to encourage tho Has Industry is we worth whilo. OUR POINT OF VIEW The steam roller wan a bad actor; rolled over Mr. Taft- success of.George Lane on the .cattle market was a tribute the nnlrUlqna finality of Albertn Brass. 'All the cattle which brought .llio season's top notch 'prices were fed Block. j Tho great Teddy can truthfully any beaten hut not disgraced. There will lie a lot or Hflpuhlicnnii In tho United Slates'who wlll'ho in n position to extend condolence to ninny Lihcrnla In Canada. They will he the olllce holders 'who lowered Iho head for the Kuillollno, rpHE NEW CITY CHARTER i the belated fruit of the agita tion which took place in Leth bridge two years ago for the com mission form .of civic government. In the fall of .following an educational .cainpaiso. carried 01 chiefly through the press of the city, two plebiscites were, taken regarding OK matter. The first consisted 01 nine questions, submitted to the burg esses by mail. The number of ques f.on forms returned was not very large; the exact number being three hundred and seventy-seven. A summary of the replies to tins plebiscite will be sufficient here. Three hundred aud eight answered 'yes" to the first question which read 'Are you in' favor of a commission form of while sixty- eight answered "no." Three hundred twelve auswered '.'yes" to the question "Do .you think three com- missioners will be while orty-three answered and seven, een omitted to answer. Two questions dealt with abolishing the aldermanic -system. They -both, In effect, asked the voters if they favored abolishing the present aider- manic council and adopting in its place the direct commission plan with the initiative, referendum and recall. But these two questions were so worded that if the voter favored the commission plan ho would have to answer "yes" to one question and "no" to the otlrer, the intention evi- dently being to befog the voter. But Lethbridge voters were not to be he- foged and showed a discriminating judgment, which those good people who do not believe the rest of the people have sufficient intelligence to vote upon measures, would ibe loathe to admit possible. They voted in favor of the .commission plan iu both questions. To the question putting the matter in the affirmative form the vote was two hundred and twelve for the commission plan, and one.him- dred and forty-nine for maintaining the aldermanic council. To the ques- tion putting the matter in tho nega- tive form, one hundred and -ninety- eight voted for the commission plan and one hundred and fifty-seven for maintaining the aldermanic council. Only twelve voters 'were caught nap- ping and voted, in one question, for the commission plan ana in the other, against it. The "recall" feature Imfl a question ill to itself and carried by two hun- dred and eighty-four votes to sixty- oiir, as did the "initiative" by two inndred and sixty'-nine-' to seventy- eight. Three hundred and thirty-six 'Oted in favor of the commissioners devoting their whole time to city busi- ness and only fifteen against. A question was submitted -which suggested a salary to each commis- sioner of {5000 per "year, or a total cost of per year for three com- missioners, a much higher figure than that suggested by the advocates of the commission plan. It appeared at the time as though the city council isertetl this figure in the hope of stampeding the voters against the whole commission plan. The voters did not favor such a high cost but they did not, therefore, vote down THE COMPANY OWNERS OF Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 rairrn A In the Lethbridge District. Also City Lots At Very Moderate Prices, Payable on Easy Terms For Full Particulars Apply Opp. Alexandra Hotel C.P.R. AGENTS Phone 1343 sac' Canadian Pacific Railway ANNUAL EASTERN EXCURSIONS Lethbridge to Toronto and Return Lethbridge to Montreal and Return Corresponding low rates to points in Ontario, Quebec and Maritime Provinces Tickets on Sale December 1st io 31st Inclusive. Good to return within three months. LIBERAL EXTENSION PRIVILEGES Tickets issued in connection with TRANS-ATLANTIC TRIPS en sale November 7th to 31st, inclusive and limited to live months from dato of Issue, with privileges of extension. Finest equipment, Standard and Tourist Sleeping Cars Dliriiur cara on all through trains. Compartment Library, ObBTvatlon on "Imperifil Limited" aiid "Toronto Special through Tourist Car Service in connexion with these Fv- curslons. For datcH of departure and reservations upuly to Tickets A7hi all Tnuis-Atlantic Stenmsliip Lines and steamship tickets, apply to SB MITCHELL, Ticket Agent, Lethbridge, or write to It G. MciviSTLLLK, District Passenger Agent, Calgary, Alberta. UvG whole plan; they merely voted by a majority of Jifty-uine, again _ paying such 'big salaries, once more proving their fitness to be entrustec with the power which the initiative referendum and recall will give them Bear in mind that the council ol that year, with the exception of per- haps, one alderman, was not in sym- pathy 'with the direct commissioi plan and, consequently, the arrange- ment of tho questions in the plebis- cite was far from being as concise and clear as it might have been. The second plebiscite was talren upon election day. Although repeat- edly urged, for thfi sake of deciding the matter absolutely, to submit three same throe that are to be submitted at the forthcoming council would not do so and the ballot bo-re the one question, "Are you in favor of the commission form of The result was live .hundred and forty-six in fa- vor and one hundred a-nd seventy-four against. A more decisive expression the wishes of the citizens of Leth- bridge could not have boon desired. TS of Grain Before selling or shipping your grain consu'It JOHN BILLINGS CO. Grain Commission Merchants, Winnipeg and Lethbrldga Special attention given to consignments and prompt returns made after unloading of cars. Advances on all Bills of Lading If desired. Market prices by wire or 'phone. Office at Messrs. Asrjuith Lindsay's Dominion Block, Lethbridge, Alta. Phone 1714. P. 0. Box 27S. I. SALBEEG Local Manager great anni from his depositors. "The said Whitman, "lived beyond his a house with 11 bath's, son at college, daugh- ter coming out, wife .hungry for dia- monds. Tho inevitable result follow- ed." Mr. Whitman smiled, ami ended: "Tho unfortunate fellow got straight eiicd, so he .became ington- Star. A Dutiful Daughter The father of .Mrs. Siddons had al- ways forbidden her to marry an actor, and, of course, she chose a member of the old gentleman's .company, whom she secretly wed. When Roger Kem- hlo heard of it he was furious. "Havo I lie exclaimed, "dared you to marry a .The lady replied, with downcast eyes, that she had not disobeyed. "What, madam; have you not allied yourself to about the worst performer in my "Exactly murmured the timid bride; "no- body can call him an SENATOR ADAM C, B LL, OF PICTON, N. S. Who died in Montreal last week. The Crooked way of New York was talking ahout tho sad rase of a western banker who had stolen The Selling Power of Js Apparent to the i Man Who Knows Get the Best! Get -it at the HerajdhJob Phone 1252, ;