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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LKTITBRIDGE DAlTjY Friday, November LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ITAILIIHID DCCEMBCK IHI Published by.lhi MtriU Publlihlne Co., IttoftM tvtnlng a It. tlxth (trail, Ltthbrldge, AiMrti, onto. W. A. BUCHANAN PHONIi Edllorlil, Rcportorlal And Nivn 1224 Miniglnt Director T. W. SUAYLE Hlnltlnu Kdltor JOHN TOHKANCI Minxw PHONIl Advtrtlllnf Circulation Jib 1252 MtnrMI I H" I KS THE DAILY HEflALD FOB AT Lathbrl Crosa Drum A. Book Store; J. G. Robertaom Co.; Jackson Co.; AUx- undra Hotel; People's Druf store; Ktnny Allln. Medicine M. Nortfcam. Cnnbrook, 9, and Atchluaon Hamilton. e.; R. w. Plnchar J. Mitcbtll; D. L. McCrea. Broi, A Company, Fcrnle, B. Baal Diamond City Drill Vancouver, B. World Wide News Company. A Brown, The Jamleson Newi Co., 705 Riverside Avenue. Alio on ill C.P.R. THE WEEKLY HERALD Published "Wednaaday In alfhfdFniOTe and contains a summary ot the news of the and district 1 year to advance 3 months in G months tn Rebellion seems to bo in the air itt Xclsoii, First H was tho hospital nurses, and now it is tho school fTS. Kvcry traveller whoso trunk .is smashed, by an Inexperienced freight handler should sue tho 0. 1'. It. for damages. The death of Peter Lyall removes ono of tho real Industrial kings in Can a (hi, aud ono who with nil the largo contracts lie undertook had a remarkable freedom of trouble from his employees. Ho was a fair mail nud used men as men. The testimony of the London man- ager of the Hank of .Montreal to the stability of Canadian securities should do much to offset tho croaking of in- dividuals who are everlastingly try Tho Herald welcomes tho candi- dacy of citizens of tho stamp' of Mr. McCloneghun. lie would mako an ideal school triislcu and would vo- operalo in keeping Lcihbrldtjc in the proud position it now enjoys as an oducatioimj centre. It cannot b0 dtfulrd that Mayor of Cnlgury has n powerful case to present to the t'h'i-iors in -the success of civic utilities In the past two years. Tho success of tho street cftr system gives Calgary every jus- tification- for Indulging in a 'liltk- Mr. Pclloticr who certainly did ten times more empire wrecking iu his campaign speeches than either Mr. Monk or -Mr. Nantel, is now ono of the most ardent of imperialists. H i: to place a damper on progressive- wonderful tho effects of oftlee and a nice1 fat job. VEST POCKET TALKS ON THE NEW CITY CHARTER :A Rev. Mr. Bull's Mission CAMPAIGN such as that belnj conducted by the Rev. Pan Bull in connection with the Church 'mission is almost cure to do the- city an immeasurable of good. So keen are thi Jpeople after things temporal there ;-ca.n, be no harm come from a special "emphasis placed occasionally on the ,life not made up of real estate and other commercial operations. While (-3io one would attempt to deny that (the Churches are doing an immense of good, the introduction of .special effort such as the present to toe more designed to chal- lenge attention and turn the thoughts 'towards the flncr parts of one's bcinj. Man is not averse to recognizing the ethical and spiritual demands of his life, but he is prone to forget them in the keenness of the rush for other things, and It seems as IE adversity or sonie special visitation is occasion, ally, required to bring him to a real- of obligation. A preacher like Mr. 'Bull who has sounded such a clear, healthy note, could not help but attract attention, and there is every reason for satisfaction that lie is drawing such pleasingly large congre- gations and giving a, message which seems to meet with marked accept- ance. If Mr, Bull only succeeds In getting a few of the Intelligent men, who are following his sermons with deep interest, to realize what they could do for the moral uplift of the city, his mission will have counted much for Lethbridge regardless of class or creed. Get What we pay for Where Mr. Crothers Fell Down THE HERA1 fault to (i 1-IETfcALD has no serious nrl with the adminis- A tration of the labor department hinder the Hon. Thomas Crothers, but H certainly looks as if bis stand in with the striking freighi .handlers of the C. P. R. was not die- "tated by sound Judgment or good It.was never'.the intention -that the Lemieux act should become inoperative when a union waa made 'up of more than one class of labor, .and the more the objection in that regard in considered the more flimsy it looks. The C. P. R. employees in 'Western Canada have as a rule 'been .excessively keen on seaing to It that ihelr votes went to return Mr. Cro- to power, and if they are now getting a taste of man's ingratitude, they will realize that Air. Crothers re- gards their masters, the C. P. R. political asset than they. The men on strike have a right to a board to consider their grievances even though they did not belong to a union at al They are the employees of the one concern, and their demands are en ytled to fair consideration. The fact that the C. P. R. is so strenuously resisting the demands of the ,men for arbitration-lends'color to the suspic- ion that they are afraid of the out- come. -Men receiving forty dollars a mouth and working ten hours a day would be ablc'lo" present a fairly strong case before any board thatj might be appointed. The C. P. R. not 'been noted for using Its train hands poorly, but it seems as if. an exception is made of men performing duties, of great service to the travel- ling public, as well as the railway company. Mr, Crctlvers would be well advised in reconsidering his position IN THE EVENT of the ratepayers votiug, once again, in favor of .the direct commission plan of govern nient, it will be necessary, iu the n city charter, to state the salaries thai shall be paid. The city council, for some reason oi other, naiued in question number two of tho plebiscite, the sum of as the cost of an appointive commis- sion. 'Accordins: to newspaper re- ports, question number thi-ee, which deals with the direct commission plan', no mention what- ever Is made of salaries. It would seem that tinder the direct -plan an annual salary of or at the most per commissioner would be sufficient. As the city grows and the duties of the different departments incre'ase, a further division of the departments will probably be necessary and addi- tional commissioners will have to be added until there are, in all, about five departments and five commis- sioners. With the direct commission plan once established this would be a mat- t-er about which the ratepayers could use their own judgment. If they con- sidered an Increase either in the number of commissioners or in the salaries paid, they can cause such changes to take effect; If "the ratepayers any proposal of this nature to be undesirable, .the referendum would give, a majority of tho ratepayers the power to prevent it taking effect. The ratepayers, however, may ex- pect to pay a salary of at least per year. Neither, if we -think thtr matter over, "will this figure appearj excessive. In the affairs of a private business cpncern of the magnitude of'tho business of the cttj ot' Lethbridge, the necessary efficien- cy and watchfulness would not be looked for from gratuitous or half- paid services. Nor should one look for or expect it in public affairs. Hu- man nature is the same in public as in private affairs. If you want the best you pay for .it in the one case as in the other. This is true economy and the only road to efficiency In complex-affairs of magnitude and im- is because this element- ary and self-evident rule is disregard- ed in the present system of civic gov- ernment that much of the trouble arises. "We must nay for the service required in the administration of the city's business as a business man, or corporation, would pay for like ser- vice. Then we may expect the ability and character and the cn-ergy requir- ed. We have no right to expect it now. We try to impose our burdens upon others and rob them of the time, the skill and the force which these burdens require. In the venture we arc robbed ourselves, and we have no just cause of complaint. A Scotch lady gave her servant girl ten pounds upon which to get ma-r- ried. 'The 'bridegroom turned out to be halt, deaf and blind of an eye. When the mistress remonstrated, tho maid replied: "But, ma'am, what can you expec' for ten The ques- tion applies to our city' affairs and the reply is obvious. We get what we pay for. Efficiency which is con- tinuous and tireless is worthy of its hire.] and it 'will save that hire many tiuies over in the management of de- tails and in accomplishing results. THE STANDARD SECURITIES COMPANY Real Estate and ID vestments OWNERS OF MORNINGSIDE Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 Third Avenue We Own or Control several of trie very best located corner properties on this avenue SEE US BEFORE BUYING Wilson Skeith C. R R. AGENTS Opp. Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 company, as a much more valuable and granting the request of the men. What is the Answer? IT IS OP NO X76B to "whe- ther or not Lethbridge wants a plan for an industrial campaign for next year; every ratepayer will agree that action is needed, Tho question to consider now IB that of ways and means. How is to acquire that" Impetus toward industrial development which justify tho large eipendlturn of the past few years? Right now is the time the rate- payers to rise up aud demand tfatt those 'who will be put in ff the municipal 'or wntt year shall make this ofce Ibeir most Important ctmildarfctionn. No candidate should be In De- cember who does not fully realize the importance of this matter to the city, and who has not the ability to plan some sort of practical campaign and carry it on its way -to a successful issue. ratepayers should make this an issue and put candidate for an ntiswer. The question of municipal, dovojop; nient is not one for the Hoard of Trade to handle by itself. Unless Ui city council carries the -burden of the responsibility any efforts of tlio com- niftmiil body am put to naught. year's cxpQriehce: should bo sufficient to teach it lesson In this regard, and to force on us a realization of the fruiUessiiess of a campaign for now industries which does not receive the unanimous support of the city govern ment. There is a rumor afloat that an in- dustrial commissioner may be en- gaged for next year to handle a cam- paign under the direction of the city council. This has been found to be the wisest courne in other cities. U would be undoubtedly the best course to follow here provided the work wag taken up seriously, and followed along aomo definite plan. What might be a definite plan? LethbrJdge haB decided against the bonuB. Therefore H would be foolish to land a commissioner out after in- which have little or no bear- ing on local conditions. Such' indus- trUi invariably ask for huge conces- wilt-h' It 'would be suicide to Bat there arejome induitrieg need, which would tie a success from the firit if properly managed, are aome of them: A cold stor- age plant; a brick and clay products plant; a pork packing plant; flour mills; linseed mills; malting plant. Those are only .a Tow, but If some- thing tangible were obtained in each case, what a.difference, there would ho m the city's activity. There are other lines of industrial development along which some pion- eer work might bo done, with the beet sugar factory nt Raymond why should there not b0 a candy factory and a vinegar factory? There are also possibilities to be realized from a utilization of flax waste, Thcro might follow a tannery, a cheese fac- tory or a butter factory. A mill for grinding alfalfa to make the alfalfa rnoal in demand in dairies would be in order. There are some of the possibilities; what are the ratepayers going to do aliout it? OUR POINT OF VIEW This Is the slreniioits season for the steamboats. Scumjiy a day in the late fall that one or two do not go VU the rocks or to Davy Jones' locker, Ontario apples aro rotting on tho trees. .Pity the fruit men hadn't that U. S. market In which to dispose of their surplus crop. In the Coveted Limelight (Ottawa Journal) Every time an election campaign is staged in a Quebec constituency Henri Bourassa gets his meed of pub licity as a possible candidate. Or Any Old Night (Saskatoon Phoenix) J..M. Barrio has taken a castle call ed Amhinnnsuidh in his native land. It would be interesting to hear. Scotchman trying to pronounce that name on a Burns' night. Doesn't Like Teddy (Simcoo Reformer) Hearty congratulations to the peo- ple of the United States. If the Ter- rible Teddy will only go back to Af- rica and shoot lions for the balance of his life, all ,will be forgiven. Jekyll and Hyde (Chicago Tribune) And possibly you would care to know that D. T. Jekyll has been elect- ed a representative from Hyde county, South Dakota. FOTQ Flowers and Facts Thcro ib an Indianapolis a.itornoy who is known for his dignity and who rarely indulges in "ilowery" oratory in arguing a case. Some years ago, however, ho was engaged in a murder case, in which the guilt of the prisoner was apparent and the lawyer's friends advlsc-d him to be an effort to appeal to the sentiment of tho jlirnrs Hlo uHm-nm. hlu friends' advice. "Down In tho hills of old Kentucky stands a little he lieKnn. "Around tho cottage vines aro cling- ing, JJK! in the doorway stands a gray. Imirod mother T'K- lawyer paused and his face turned red. "And while she IH standing thorn IKS uontlnuoil, "I guess we might as well dlttciiHit tho'facts in this News. At a Why He Wept reception one night a loud- of "My Old Kentucky Home." hostess was. .passing among voiced young man was invited to siiu Desultory applause followed, and he responded with a vociferous rendering The her guests, beaming at the success of her entertainment and sure that every- body was having a good time, when suddenly, to her surprise, she came upon a middle-aged man but slightly known to her, who was weeping silent- ly but bitterly, in a secluded corner. Thinking that' bis heart had Ibeen touched by the old song, she asked sympathetically: "Why do you Are you a "No, he replied. "I am a Home Compan- ion. Best He Could Do. Mr. at his neigh- bor's door one November evening at dusk in a towering rage and uttering fierce .threats against his neighbor's dog Nero. Vainly ihe neighbor -tried to explain that Nero-was only a puppy. "He belongs to, Tie went on, "and it would Ijrcak Johnny's heart if anything happened to him. I hopefully, "that his manners will im- prove." repeated Raymond. "I'm not complaining of his manners, but lis nature. Ator ho had jumped all over-mo he bit tho back of my log." "That's as far as lie can broke in Johnny, Iu a wounded tone. "You don't expect a, little pup like him to bite a big man like you on the. neck, do you, Mr. Raymond V" Youth's Companion. lie is now at Fort Simpson. As a missionary he rendered splendid ser- vice, having the additional advantage of considerable medical knowledge. He is well acquainted with several In- dian dialects, and has compiled a dic- tionary of the Chippewyan language. Ho married (Miss Hatley, of Highbury, England, and his wife has frequently accompanied him on his long over- land journeys by dog train and canoe. A sister of Mrs. Robins is the wife of Rev. C. B. "Whittaker, who has re- cently been engaged with Bishop Stringer in tho Arctic circle, promot- ing a mission to tho Eskimo tribes "re- cently discovered by the explorer Btcffiinnson at Copper Mine river. Ed'ward Robins was born in London Ehglrfnd, and is 42 years old. He was educated as a missionary for the Church of England at Islington col- lege, and in 1S04 went to India where ho was stationed on the border of Punjaiib and Bclucliistan. He resign- ed his connection with the church missionary society in 1897, acting under medical direction In conse- quence of a serious breakdown In health. Returning to England he be- came curate of the parlgh church of Paddington, London, and afterward accepted tho curacy of "Whitcpmbe, Bath. It was then that he became organizing secretary of the church To Shippers of Grain Before selling or shipping your grain JOHN BILLINGS CO. Grain Commission Merchants, Winnipeg and Lethbrldgg Special attention given to consignments and prompt returns inado after unloading ol cars. Advances on all Bills o( Lading If desired. Market prlcea by wiro or 'phoiie. Office at Messrs. Asqulth Lindsay's Dominion Block, Letllbrldge, Alta, Pflona 1714. P. 0. Box 278. Local Manager I. SALBEEG missionary society, prior to accept- ing tho beneilcc Thorpe-le-Sokeii in the diocese of St. In one of his English tours the late Bishop IJoImee of Athabasca preached at Mr. Ilobihs' church, and during his stay at Thprpe-le-Soken persuaded Mr. Hob Ins to >o to Athabasca to assist 1" work As Archdeacon of AthabRBcft, ilr. Hoblns worked with 'Holmes on the most cordial Mr, lloblns has made extensive journeys in Athabasca, on many of which he has been accompanied by his wife. Tliis year they travelled the entire length of the Athabasca river, from Athabasca Landing to the north end of Lake Athabasca, and thence through the Peace River coun- try as far as Dunvegan. He is optim- istic concerning the possibilities of the north land, prophesying a great future for it. public Sketches of New Anglican Bishops IU. Rev. James K. Lucas, the newly live of LIcMiiHd, England, and is about 40 years old. MO was a stud- ent at tho Islington college of the Church Missionary Society at tho same time as Bishop Robins, and the two were closo friends. HO came to Canada In as a, nilBs-Ionary to tho Indians and baa been associated with the Mackenzie, river diocese ever since, being located for tho grnator part of the (lino at Fort CMppewyan on tho north shore of Lako Athabasca, J. M. DOUGLAS CO., Canadian Agents, MONTREAL. 105 R ;