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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBltfWife. DAILY HEBALD Thni-MlH.v. October jL LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD OKOEMHR" Jubll.h.d by The Lethbrldj, Herald PublUhlng Co., LW. it lt jiolltlcul toadlea, .Thoj owe their officoi to I lie kindly of tho powers that be, uuil nutiirall; loolt for n continuance of thono fn ore, or a hopo for their extension, In llw return to authority of tho bestow, crs of tiie same.'. It la Impossible, therefore, to -tho fact lhat I., this there la a tendency to. corrup- tion, and to, UN breeding of u ranker In the body official. However honorable the present members of o.tlr civil service may be, it Is difficult under, tire system'now in voguo, to believe that they aru. in cases, men fitted by their own mer- it to hold tho positions they fill. It s not th'2 men, hut the system which >ve are Inveighing, agltlnst. It Is not coriluclve towards obtaining the best material. The only remedy is to throw thy- civil service open to men of ability by means of competitive ?x- iminations. A slronj; proviso should at the same lliih> he nmde that Inter' ferenco In jiollllcs would menu s'ant (UsnilncBl. Tlilt would'tlvy.ii field for a man to work without fear, unit only expectation of fnvor will bo that from labor welt dono. The tier- vice, If so flliwd, will not only be use- ful but will otll'n for respect itn.l confidence. The imrsonnel is t'Otlml lo he In that lira winds offerod will bo those, for abll ty and competence, and it will at .ritcf the best men. 1! Is to bo sincerely hoped thai the will turn mind In this llrectlon, ami effect the necessary rtt- "fiii'ii In our official service. Tho .li'i'ml Kox-erninent began by ui; tbo Civil Service Act to ihe em- ees at Ottinva. An extension of lin jirovislons of thu Act throughout he whole country would do good. The provincial governments ought follo-.v Lot -the voters cup- o.'l the party for the principles It not for the Jobs' they may ei out of it. OUR POINT OF VIEW Boost Shepherd. (bridge should not elect an opponent {of that administration. Why not change Calgary's name to haughnessy? would make an able _____ I Finance .Minister. lie is one of the offered to I "'''S1'109' >'011US mo" clr- oiteieu to ti.a lg a throllgll and through. No good reason to oppose the Sifton govern- nent. Bury is an able raiiroader, and he eds to be to fill the shoes of Wil- lam Whyte. We'll bet Bill Cousins was madder boni the location of the C. P. R. hops, limn he was over th'o election in Medicine Hat constituency. Alberta's affairs are safe in the ands of the Sifton government. Leth- Shepherd will make a creditable 'representative for this city at FM- monton. He has the ability lo make himself an influence in legislative af- fairs. While the election was in progress Medicine Hat people were to support Mr. Magrath if they wanted the C. P. R. shops. They did so to tho Snaps: Short Time -'08 foot I'iicing north on I2lh Street A. easy terms. .50x125 feet in Jilook 128 on London Jioiul, faeing'-soiHlu cash, ba-lanoc arnuigcd. 0 room fully modern house oir.12 sired; A? .facing ;east, very -small cash payment handles; monthly payments." This-is'u'-lmr-'' gain Jind well invosl.igaling. 7. room fully niodeni house on Uourfhmd s (-reel, on very easy terms. Freeman MacLeod Co. Box 679 Phone 1212 extent of majority, but the shops didn't come. ,and now the announcement is iiwde that Calgary gets the shops, and con- sequently there is much disappoint- the C. P. R. chooses Calgary, and Med- icine Hat suffer But 'Medicine Hat must not lose heart. It will be an industrial centre, ment in the city (o th-a East. Medi- j because it possesses pticirlmr advan cine Hat had much to warrant it be-1 lages. It will grow and prosper, ai ing chosen, but it is clear the sym- in years to come the regrets over fa Qthers pathies of Sir Thomas Shanglinessy were with Calgary, and what the pre- to secure tht C. P. R. shops w have passed completely .nvuy. A Prospect of Settlement VEN A 1 1 that coal Psmetiy. It is now not a case of tli I j strike, which has bewu on for so many months, i be soon settled, is an item of cheery j news to the householder. With tire aproacb of cold weather, his an- xieties continue to increase, and it Is sincerely to hoped thai Hie pros- pect of settlement will not an elus- ive one. The effects of ihe strike will be far- reaching, and its continuance is employers and the employed, hut likely io Itue well-being of the public. We can only appeal to the eeut nvantg of those directly concerned the dispute, to give those who wi suffer most the they d serve. The miners have now a chant of earning for themselves the syu jiathy of tho consumers by acceptin a fair share ofsth'3fr demands. Th operators have equally a chance o showing a public spirit by gran tin bound io bring a great deal of misery jin a measure what is asked. Tin and suffering. Warmth is of equal only be a truce For the im importance to the human being osjtll a settlement is made equitable t meat and drink, and it seems an irony jboth parties, hhd, In view of the hard on modern procedure that in this re- i ships common to ail by a prolonga spect the community should b'a left at j lion of the struggle, one worthy o the mercy of individual caprices, lie: consideration. It that of miners or of operators. i H is sincerely to be hoped that tht It is not for tis to lake part'in, or jexigency of the present situation wll enter into the rights and justice of i result In a spirit ol give and take the claims and demands of the re- spective parties, but to call attention to a state of things which demands a and the thanks of the public wilt go o.ut to those who are the -first to take thfj initiative. A Musical Festival THE CULTIVATION and encour- agement of the gentler arts are, in their tendency towards in- tellectual refinement, worthy of at- tention. We have passed ihe age when such studies were considered ficjcnt, the d.esire for cultivation should be taspt up. To do this there is no better plan than to establish an annual Musica Festival in this city. Lethbridge, in this respect, should be 'the headriuart effeminate, and ilie world tins corn-alters for Southern Alberta. Edmonton ro look with pride on ihoy; who have has its festival, and the surrounding distinguished themselves in these branches. They arc considered bene- factors in that tfvay have opened new vistas of pleasure and delight, and, by so doing, 'they have helped great- ly in relieving the monotony of hu- man existence. It is not only 'aspetiieiit that super- lative merit in these direeiions should be appraised, but, tliat the" popular taste should be educated to the pro- towns, such as Raymond and Card ston, have given us a lead. That these fixtures are popular institu- tions is abundantly evident. There is no lack of good, if not of exceptional material, in this city, and we have amongst us n number of well- riiia lifted professors, who would, feel sure, be willing and glad to give tbeir assistants. Music brings pleas- ure to the home, it adds to its at- per appreciation .of what is lofty in! traction, and greatly to its -beautify its ideal. When the public has learnt.-Ing spirit, 'in doing this alone, it to take jrteasure in ttie relaxation of i performs a useful service. The timvj music, there will be much to be I by the refining influences that will of tho year is propitious, and it only requires sonve public-spirited citi- zens to give the nintter their consid- necessarily follow. In a short time we'are to have the pleasure of and patronage. enlng to such eminent, exponents of A capable committee should be their art as Nbrdicn and Kubelik. [formed, with good powers of organi- They will he brought io us at constd- jzation. Competition "in the festival erable expense. This IR a very laud- able effort, and will tend not only to exemplify tlie high pitch of perfection and 'beauty to whien music may at- tain, but will also act :ts an ideal to which the ordinary Individual gifted with musical tastes might hope to at- tain. But this not altogether suf- should be open to comers from all parts, it should comprise clauses for instrumental and string bands, solos, quartettes and choirs. There Is noth- ing l keeping the public interested in wholesome pursuits, and we trust that the suggestion we throw out will conic to n practical head. Politics and the Civil Servant THE PRACTICE of the interfer- ence of government officials In politics Is one that Is to be de- precated. That certain persons 'liav-0 BO transgressed, is twfitont from a. cans In example at Calgary. The mere fact, of an jndivldiini In govern- ment cmivloy showing an active spirit of jwliticfll partisanship conveys tiro idea that ho owes his position to in- fluence, favoritism, or lo a factor of a similar complexion, and not to mer- it, it should b-5. U this is not an actual fact, it. nevertheless, gives color to tlw supposition, and piaces the prfrty .under Huspiclon, therefore, incumbent H govern- ntent, he If Liberal or Conservative, to take stops .towards preventing such manifestations, and to turn Its face severely against, a sys-iein which given ground for the cause. This can only A Tribute to Sir Wilfrid (Karl Grey, at Ottawa.) For seven years it has been my vilege to discuss matters of state with' Sir Wilfrid Laiirier. I have nev- er during that long period, no, not even the past week, heard so milch one single expression of vindictive annoyance or of selfish-ambition from the lips of Sir Wilfrid, aud I am sure lhai he will continue as leader .of his .Majesty's Opposition to be the grea'-: servant of the State that he has been Tor fifteen years Prime Minister." Flopped on Reciprocity (Simcoe Reformer.) What is the use of talking about Laurier and Fielding and Pat'arson having made a mistake? They had a proposal offered them. They chose in the light of a year ago. They chose ns men out of every hun- dred would have chosen then. It was for them to suppose that Canadians had not been acting and aiking a lie for nearly fifty years. ed for this country." The Journal saw nothing wrong with Mr. Field- ing's political acumen at that time. It considered the agreement a fine bar- gain, a great accomplishment for Ca- nada. A great many others thought so at that time, continued to'think so. ami will continue so to think. The question for the tliLure is the discovering of the motive and com lulling cause or the "flop" made bj the Journal, and t so many tens ol thousands of others. Clifford, My Lord! (Vancouver Saturday Sunset.) And now as to the High Cominis- sionership in London. E. B. Osier, M. P., of Toronto, has been mention- ed as a fitting: personage hold that highly honorable posi- tion.. But how Hon. Clifford Sif- in? That Sir. Sifton would coyly accept anything which was riot riaited down s not to be disputed, and now. lhat he is a Tory of the brand snatched from the lore appropriate, reward could be be sk-ad to that''he. should', e put in line for the peerage which he is admittedly'anxious to The House of Lords may not be tot- Speaking of Mr. Fielding, the to its fall, even, though it is a mtI-3 bit wobbly in-'the-knees, though it has already taken the up to Journal says: "His political acu- men was grent; his first real mistake n fifteen years was the reciprocity iroposition." How could Mr. Field- ng, when he had to make a uhoic'a, enow that the time would ever come Then the Ottawa Journal would turn ail on its own record. When, in Jan- ary, the terms of thte agreement were irst made p.ublic, th-e Journal said: Beyond 'reasonable doubt, 'Mr. Field- ng has succeeded in getting a reci- irocity agreement with the United i tales Executive very desirable from Canadian point of view. If Con- ress accepts it, an excellent, thing, ve think, will have been accomplish- and looks as if another would put it out. Fancy, then, with what acclaim they -would receive .the entry of so doughty a champion atC say, "Clifford, Lord Sifton, Baron Ra-t Portage, Viscount Winnep'agosis; aiid Duke of the Yukon Flats." (Loiid and prolonged cheering.) H is true that at the present tlm- there is no great affection betweoi future Baron Rat Portage and th honorable in-amber for East St. Pan eras, one time known as ''FiglitinL Joe" Martin: but jTirrie heals man! wounds, and 'Canadians c wfj The- Standard Securities Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF Morningside Suite 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 Don't Let Distance Deter You From sending your proscription to our store filled. Distnncc need lie no bar, as a call by telephone i'rqni you or your Doctor will bring u .messenger, to your door, get your prescription, have it dis- pensed, and returned in short order. Not a cent extra obarge. Telephone us 555. The Red Cross Book Co Limited T. H. MeCREADY, PHONE US, sh-ed tears of joy at the spectacle of like siutt and Jeff, strolling arm-in-arm sunnj- side ol' Piccadilly to attend the Oo- minipii Day dinner, .from ft J 'o be hopefl for Jlr. Martin's sake, ill hohoea" will Iva ex- cluded. The Blind Vote" ;V (Montreal Witness.) ;-A man came into our office the oth- er day and said that he had just read reciprocity agreement, and if n-e liad dgne so -before voting lie would have voted for it. He had supposed from the paper that Ire had been read- ing .that tiro agreement-committed us to general reciprocity with the United S'tntes .in manufactures as well as th-e thing? that were really in it, and that It ipeant annexation to j.hat country. Another man, ti Canadian, visiting Canada, said that his mind had been made up in favor of reciproc- ivy by reading tlva arguments against It. H nothing more relevant than coultl -be nrgeil -against it, it was surely a good thing for The-same result had not Dillowud with many intelligent people he had met. He had since got the agreement self and read it, and he was convinc- ed tlmt not. one of Hie many, who ind voted-against it with whom h liad conversed, had any knowledge of it. yThay hod siven him such rea- sons for opposing it as thai the Yan tees would take away uiir wheat. When ask-od how they wp.uUf take a- way our whwal wiMiont paying for it paying more than wo arc now had never thought of that. Or it would he our lumber or mr hay, or something else. It would that, after-all the campaign, the mOBt. of the voters had their only deas of they were voting about rom newspapers and pamphlets that, paid them the poor compliment of ap- pealing lo their sentiments rather bin lo their intelligence. A conte- ipondent saya the anti-reciprocity pa- never onco gave their readers' he facts of the arbitration agree- ment. We cannot coroborato this rom knowledge, and the fact that heir readers knew nothing about it, s in days J3 proof thai they lid not publiah U. For such in -the ilarlng habit of the nownpaper prcus, >t .today that most, readers neither end nor think, hut rapid, iincon- and grotesque imjiresaions roin-ftioisy h-eadlines ami 'he power of .consecutive thought has mid tht din of competitive .poster ype. largely deaerlud UB, For a The Word aviation th'a upkeep fa quite consid- erable." "Dost suffer In that irksome I asked the hobbled maid. Sb> was a' patient girl, I guess; "I cannot sne said. A Plentiful Sufficiency "Ara you going chestnut hunting this navjB to. go to all-the new musical comedies." Her Mind Relieved "Charley, said young Mrs. Torkins, "what is a jackpot general contrihntion for purposes of charit- able donation." "Oh! Do you.know, I was Jifrakl it had something to do wKh tlio wicked- s of politics." A .Lloyd George Story A atory is being told of Mr. Lloyd Georfey, which good enough' io be' I rue. 'A Brifish sailor wanted to equip a Polar expedition. The Chancellor advised him to appeal -to tlic Stock K.vchange. He did so, and a few days afterwards report-ed to tlie Chancel- London Liverpool Now Is the time reser- vation for Fall and Chrlatmfts'sail- ings. .Unexcelled Accommodation, for .Third Class PeMent-enj. Closed rooms. Large, new, V twin-screw steamers. Special railroad fares in connection with ocean tickets to Europe. v Cimard Line Canadian S.S. Oct. "ABcan- Oct. 21; S.S. NOT. 4; S.S. Nov. 18. CHRISTMAS EXCURSION New S.S. December 2nd. For further inforniation apply to any Steamship pr Agent, H; E. Ijdinaii, General Cinldiin -.445 MAIN or that he hnd secured but ho had a promise of if ho would only take Lloyd George with ,him, nd donlilo If he .would leave him Tho has mt yet started. lf.a--man .does two mVm's work, ho n't ,pnt in, itgents' tiint) standing around' tolling about h. -Manicures probably du a good business, but :ih-arc in amall pros- I'ecLs of them getting caught .up. with their work. THE CANADIAN SANK OF COMMERCE HAVE INSTALLED IN THEIR VAULT A NEST Of SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES IF YOU HAV1 ANT TITLE DEEPS. MORTGAGES, INSURANCE OR OTHER VALUABLES Tlltr SHOULD BE LODGED IN ONE OP THEM BOXES) i ror. mronniTioH TO Lethbridge Branch C G. K, Nourse. ;