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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 1905, Lethbridge, Alberta ^ertising iierchan-^tbe money e ividual a a platform is Gugh, long enmigli and strong enough for any honest news-|nper. The Herald lias no promises to makp, but prefers to be judged upon its merits alone. The first issues will not be up to the standard that the proprietors of the Herald propose to maintain. They are handicapped by delays in securing machinery already ordered, yet they hope to give ovidonce from the start of their intent to iniblish a paper that will be a credit to Lethbridge. TThe proprietors have couio to it|bridge with the firm conviction tbi'' the town has a great future, a faUfe that will be brightened by the'iinlimited possibilies of Southern .Alberta. The development of thi^ VWt domain, at present hardly touchet, means the addition of many tiousands in population and increaisd prosperity for those who (vineheire and stri>e to take advantage of the opportunities presented. The growth of Lethbridge will depend, first upon the development of the country tributary to the town, and second upon the promptness with which the people will take advantage of the opportunity to make Lethbridge a great comme^^cial centre, The Herald will do all it can to promote the interests of the town anil the country, and upon this assurance alone asks for the patronage of the people. Stand By Home Merchants. M Idwards' Eye Opener is a reritable political buzz saw these days, and men of both parties are feeling its sting. The express messenger who stole 100,000 got six years. If he had stolen a five dollar suit, he would have gotten life. Alberta's strenuously contested baby election will all be over with tomorrow; but the big heads-well, that's another kind of a fight. After the smoke of the political battle has cleared away, the people will be ready to take off their hats and cheer on the new province. The Herald appreciates to the fullest extent the many kind words that have been said of the prospective paper and its proprietors. The result of Frank R. Stockton's famous query, "The Lady or the Tiger?' was never more breathlessly awaited than are the returns of tomorrow's poll in Lethbridge and Alberta. The Herald starts out iu| Lethbridge as a legitimate business proposition. It does not come as a mendicant but simply to take advantage of a field that seemed to be open. Lethbridge today is attracting a great deal of outside attention. Sagacious individuals who have made it a business to study towns and their future for years, are looking for investments in Lethbridge. An expert in ventilation has been called in to pass upon the best what price is offered for the space. The Herald believes in patronizing home industries, and for that � reason home merchants and home \ lindustries of every character will receive the patronage of the Herald, and should receive the patronage of every one of the residents of Lethbridge. There are excellent reasons for this. The home business man jjays taxes in f Lethbridge. He contributes to the welfare of the community by his contributions to every movement that is for the benefit of tlie town. He is always ready with his time and his money to advance the best interests of his people, and it is -- this spirit, this liberality, this loyalty to home interests that make western towns grow. Every man who owns a foot of property in Lethbridge and every man who holds a position in the town, should bejir in mind that it is the patron-> age of home industries that gives added value to property and insures permanency to their positions. Give the home merchant a chance After you compare the quality of goods and the price, take mto con-�ideration the cost of express and the fact that when you buy at " home you can see what you are getting. You will readily conclude that it will pay tp buy at home. That is the way to build up Lethbridge and increage the present ^ .|jrofP�ri^tliat,tbei^iwn.isenjoying. You will get the Herald a abort time free of cost. This is done simply to give the people an opportunity of becoming acquainted with the paper. If you like it come in and subscribe. If you don't, say so, and roast us. You have the right to do either. in its rial iidviuK'c-!ty, ^onds groi'tii\gs to rnal friends in the Province l)orta. They are a rnsUinu, itstling lot, in love witli their 'ountry and their restx'ctive towns, andare doing more to make Albertii famous than tlie Dominion pailia-ment with its espendituros of luin-dreds of thousands. Tlie [utuvc generations of this province will owe an heavy debt of gratitude to the newspiqx^r publishers of fhis generation in Alberta. There will be no protligal parlianiM-.t to irrant pensions to these Vmpire builders, no mourning or synii)athetic pt'ople to place tributes of love and ad miration upon the graves of the depart-ell equippxl house of worship tells the story of morality and decency No man ever lost a dollar by giving liberally to a church. It helped him, it helpal his neighbor, it helped the entire community. A man who lives in Lethbridge should be an optimist. It is difficult to conceive how any individual enjoying the intluences of these environments could be anythinsi else. And yet there are to he found some people, wlio have eyes and ears and at least their share of grey matter in their cranium, who wag their head dubiously and wonder if the town is not growing too fast. People like that would refuse a S20 gold piece from a stranger for fear something might happen to turn the gold into dross before it could be realized upon. ~We hearJli bunch of young men discussing Western prices the other day. One said that the West was no good, as it cost more to live here than in Eastern Ontario. When asked if wages were any higher here he acknowledged that the advantage was largely with the West. That is the case all over this country. The young man who does not see the opportunities of Alberta is blind to his own interests. The Canadian West is the last west, and the yonng man of today who has the life and energy to tear himself away from the environments of the East and come to the boundless West has his own future in his hands. Nowhere on the Western Continent are there to be found such glorious chances for the young man, and Southern Alberta today is a gold mine for the man of intelligence, energy and stay-withitness. Prices are higher here in some respects, and we are glad of it. We are not pining for the introduction of cent belt prices in Alberta. Let us have prosperity and let no man who is enjoying that prosperity adopt the tactics of the knocker. individuals. He looked around and. with ;uliiiystevious air. called Old .Man Siiniison into the l)ack room. and. al'ier closing the door, said, "I can vin this election for Ivcs or 1 can ivin it for Jl)(>^'eber. I carry lictw'cn ninety and one hundred \i)tcs in niy pocket, and that nnnd)er will decide the (|Me.stion. Wluit are yon prepared to do 'r" 'I'licre was a tleathlike silence for just sixty seconds, the man wailinti; anxiously for the reply, aiu! tlic other eyeing him in ia most amused manner. 'I'hen the silence was lirokeii. "f am ready to do l)usinc�s." said t he Herald man. 'Conic right into the other rocnn." With the light of victory iiiliis t\ve, the man with the oni^ luindretl voles in his pockets and visions of wealth before him, made haste to I'ollwu- his grand opportnn-(ty. "This is Mr. Bennett, who is ready to do business with yon." said the Ilcnild mati. and at once the visitor supposed he was meeting the most elociuent talker in Western Canada. "Yes. Sir," said Mr. I^iMuiett, "I am ready for business. The Herald will appinir next week. What d.o yon want, advertising, job work or subscription?" The look on the man's face would have caused a sphinx to smile. With a ijasp he jumped tlirongh the door, and an hour later he was seen drowning his discomfiture in the hvvv that is making Lethbridge fanions. So long as there is paste in its pot or lead in its pencil the Herald will bow to none anS endeavor to do just ice to all. It will spare no effort to ohtain legitimate news from wdiatever source it might come. But the lot of a newspaper man is no Holy City dream, his cup often has a vinegary taste, and the thorns of which his 1)ed is frequently made are by no means smothered v.ith eiderdown. We will note the progress and happenings (jf the town and the district. We ^\ill note tin- weals and the woes of the |)eoi le. If you have been away on a trip, or if fru'nds have come to visit you we want to know it; if a wee parcle of red-faced, pug-nosed, sciualling humanity comes tc bless your happy home, wo want to publish the news -he may be a future premier; if your mother-in-laj^ dies, we want to f-i5ife-i?TjiTtrfn)roHd-"she may go to heaven. But wo also want your co-operation. We shall try to get all of tliese bright bits of information we possibly can; but. being neither omnipresent nor infallible, it is just possible something may be overlooked in the strenuousness of our varied avocation. The Herald will deem it a favor, therefore, if the good people will hand in at the office or inform our reporter of any news items they may have stored away in tlieir top flat. Help us, and we'll help j'ou: it's up to us, and-it's up to you. And young man just a word. Since the good Lord has created you and placed yon in the Garden of Eden, profit by your opportunities, i When you have worked -a' week or a month and mceixe your, pay, pay your debts, and then get soihe money in the bank. A bank account of a few hundreds will prove the basis of a fortune when the proper time conies. Don't be a niggard, don't l>e stingy. If you are going to spend a dollar, spend it like a prince, but don't be a fool by going into debt making a good fellow of yourself. The trail to failure and oblivion is niarketl by the victims of the good fellow idea. Not of National Importance. The average Yankee loves his l>rag as a Dutciiman loves his beer. The other day at the Dallas a recent arrival from over tlie line, who had come to sunny southern Alberta to take up land, was enjoy ing., a social glass with a newly" made acquaintance- a native, by the way-and soon commenced boosting up the States like a fake spooler at a country fair. The sturdy son of "'Sunny Southern" listened for some time, with only a stray ejaculation thrown in occasionally, and finally, when the Yank tacked for wind, said; "Say, neighbor, what in the name of Carrie Nation and laVior strikes are you doin" so far away from home and mother? ' Did someone throw grapplin' hooks onto y6u and drag you across the imaginary line, or was you blown over by a Kansas cyclone and still suffering from its windy effecto?, .It's shame to see you pinin' awoysph a foreign strand �" and The Herald is occupying as temporary quarters the rponjs formerly used as W. C. Ives' cpm-mittee headquarter8,\;.^W| fact has lead to a few ludicrotip ^errors on the part of the people. One day last week an hungry looking individual came into the front room which was littered with type cases, pieces of printing machinery, un-n>f)Qed cases and three distracted seijarated ~ii|rcj|^ your milk and honey, and'tfciBrtnlsts, and I don't mind flipping a four-bit piece into your lid 1 to help you pull your freight iiack again. And-" "Hold on, pard," interrupted the man from the State8,""I cave, but don't take things so serious-like. I was just trying t6 entertain you fellows; didn't momn lialf wiiat I said. This country is all tight and I certainly would not be here if she didn't look pretty bi;f ^jtRmpkins to me. 'Why, if P^^^rJ;