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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 19, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta OPINIONS OF THE LETNBRIOGE HERALD Readers* Opinions Shown by expanding circulation list. "The Best Read Paper in the West." Advertisers' ions Opin Evidenced by the advertising columns of this and every other issue. " The Most Effective Advertising Medium in the District." Contemporaries' Opinions. . . . Proved by the numerous quotations from it, credited and otherwise. "A Most Reliable and Enterprising Newspaper." Everybody's Opinion . . Shown by the continued interest in its columns, which contain matters of interest for everybody. **Sunny Alberta's Best** Subscribe for The Herald. $1.50 per year The Biggest, Brightest and Best Home-Set Weekly m Alberta. No Opposition Campaign The political canipni(;n for next year's elections is now in full blast. MoetinRS arc being hold all over the country, and \\W political newspapers have ofipncd c held Ruilty of every one of them, while, in the eyes of tlie party accused, they ai-e for the most part the work of vermin who at>tach tlteni-selvos to political parties to their own profit and to the party's un -df>inrsonal Ruilt in any quarter, and wo will let no guilty man escape. Moreover, there is nothing easier than to quote as notoriou.s and fully proved a long catalogue of scandals, without, always troubMng to give proof, while nothing is harder than to run after thofw scandals an�l give what explanation or denial may be /ortbcoming. Over against these assaults on the administrat'ion, the defenders of the government arc fain to uncover what has Ijeen lea rned of the Workings of the Conservative party machine in connection with former election campaigns how Afr. Hugh Graham, for instance, acknowledged under oath to have 8i�ont of his own money some twenty-nine thousand dollars in the Province of Quebec a-lone, and unstated sums in each til the other 'provinces. How the same Mr. Hugh Graham contributed eighty five thousand dollars towards one of the newspaper purchases, and other iinst.Tted sums to other party ser -vices. One would would think such gigantic devotion to the success of the party on one's convictions would be lauded as a very similar instance of self-abnegation in one's country's cause. Vet, .'rtrange to say, it is assumed that it will be taken by every reader as evidence of somtething entirely crooked in the conditions of the party that was thus .served. It seems to be taken for granted that ihe giver had personal expectations, and that the money was for wrong H.sGs. The point mo.st dwelt on was thot Mr. Oraham had alleged that a letter had been received from Mr. Borden insttrurting that such moneys �>c"not expended by public men, but by private persons, who had the confidence of the party, and that .in con-seqtionce one of the public men who had been receiving money had ap -pointed a committee to represent himself in the matter. Mr. Borden simply denies having �vritten such a letter or knowing of any such fund. This exhibition of unexpamplcd pati-riot'ism is just treated as one more of those things that are .so crooked, that even a virtuous leader is not to know of it. Here is the trouble of it; nobody believes in political disinterestedness or political hone.sty. Here is the weakness of the ap|)eal to the dec -|,tors based on the wrongdoing of the other side. It is iinpos.sible, for instance for the pi>o�ent Opposition to make that appeal without dwell -ing on the contrast between the pro-fes.>�ions of the liibcrals when in opposition and their alleged perform  ancos when in pi�wer. In so doing they discount their own promises. The people expect a party to back .-slide and when it does so to find ready refuge in recriminations ag -ainst the accused party, and they foresee iiiei-el.y a i>e|>oti't'ion of this domoraliy.ing process and the pros -peot of a further hardening of the hearts of the people against all ap-j peals to tlnMr Iwtter natuiv. A poll-1 tical campaign based on the cry of turn the rascals out has less and less force as the fjeople got moi>a andinoiv accustomed to accusations of rascality. Tlvo only chance of winning the conscience of the people must lie- in giving thcin aomc tangible hoiw of soiiMAhing bot'li'i- than bringing a new and hungrier gri)ii|( of political hungers on, and poss-ibly more colossal scJiemes than' ever, within ivmcb of the public crib. The fact thot the party making the appeal is the historical pai-t.v oi (/rivilege, and that it was also ihn initiator of that mother of corrupting interests, the t>ro8pective system, d�ios not add to Tits power as n mere protester ag -ainst coruption and promiser of liot-ter things. It is here, however, whore Mr. Iloiden's programme is strong. lie makes definite promises of radial ivfoim. He will require both sides of nil eleictoral accounts to be published-not morol.y the local ntipn, but ns in itiitain, the accounts of all political or�'ani/.ations Apond-ing any money foi' election purposes. He will pcpvirie a public prosecutor whof�.'> business it will lie to follow ftp chargoii of electoral corruption without wuiiting for the iniativc of political opponents pro1>ably efjually compromised. He will put the Inter -colonial Railway aiul other publicly-owned public service into the hands of commissions, protected by the ter.'.s of tlioir appointment from political intcrfei�nce. Ho will sweep a-way, the whole system of political patronage which at present makes it the member's principal duty to provide places (or all who have done anything for tlw party in the light, �ad for ail who without such provision tbreaion to support the other party. All appointments but those of a, necessarily iMjlitical nature will lie filled on the ftrttish comrK?titivfj .sy.stom., Tbis is all good, 'riiesf are things that the party in powt-r will have to do forthwith or show cause why they do not do tliein.-Montreal Witness. Home of Baroness Burdett-Coutts for Sale Holl.v I.,odge. Highgotei, the lifelong 'sumincr-hou.se" of the late Baroness Burdett-Coutts will tje sold by auction on Oct. 24th next. There are man,v historical associations about- this lx>autiful old place which stands in one of the fincs>t private private parks still remoining In a suburb, where a century ago many of the nici'cbant princes of I.,ondoii made their homes. Holly Lodge was built by the famous banker, Thomas Coutts, that shrewd nnd res|ieclablc old gentle /� man, who kept in his oflico at the S^trand money and the family secnits of half the Elnglish [Koragc. Krior -mously wealthy as he liecame. lu-did not nuirry any of the titled ladies who were willing to put up wiili his snuffy habits and strict rule of life for the sak� of his money-bags. His first wife was a domestic-servant and a ver.v good soul, and here ' at Holly Ixidgc she bore him three ver.v fine daughters, vho afterwards mat- �hI w.ith three noble gentlemen \viho were not averse to a third share in their folher-in-lnw'.s millions when Ml'. Thoniiis Coutts should go the wn\' ol nature. Sr'.COXD WIFK ACTBESS. But there was a good deal of life �in the olfl l>anker, and, instead of dy-inu; conveniently after the demise of his first wife, he took unto him.self another, with a singular disregard of what was then considered propriety. The lady, or, as some iwople rl,v lu'illionnire. She made hiin a true and faithful wife, though two of her stepdaughters "could not a-bide her." AfU?r the death of the banker, wlio left iKir all his |iroperl,v, she inairieil the noble nonentity, the iliikc of St. Albans. On her own death In, 18;J7 fihc licnueathed the whole of h^\m to watch for this "slip of a gitrl' -vho ovificU such riches, when slltfi^^ wont rldinic in the morningi. ' ' v Everyone knows the: career of thatki. lady, who ticrnme ihe Daroncsn Bar', : dott-Coiitls. Her . noble philantroph,v;;;f:/ will not lie soon forgotten. It WB� -at Molly Lodge that she devise*! ? many of her great nchemew. And;' � if .i |WUN here, lor instance, that Cbarloa I Pickens came fref|uent.|,v, when with::' the aid of .sympathy and knowloflger; ; plannefl to clear out the thieve*' rookeries nt Ifaythnal Green, and � build her model dwellings. All the most notable people of the Viotoriah;; Kra Hcro familiar with the beautiful velvet; lawns, the spreading btcch � nnd ce�lar trees', the rose gardens and | hi>t-hous�'s of Holly Lodge-Oueen , \wtoria herself. Disraeli, Gladstone, ' feel. Livingstone, Moffat, Stanley; Gordon, Floivnce Mghtingale, and. � many other heroes and heroines. .^^ JViin anywhere, pain in the ' head, painiul periods. Neuralgia, toothache all fiain-s can Ik? pronnptly stopfied b.v a thoroughiy safe little Pink Oandy 'I'ablet, known by Druggists every-' where as J)r. Shoop's Headache Tablets. Vnin simply means congestion-^ irnduc bloiwl pressure a>t the point.; where pain exists. Dr. Shoop's Headache Tablets quickly equalize ;; this unnatural bfooil pressure, and pain ^ immediately departs. Write Dr.Shoop Bacine. Wis. and get a free trial package. Large l>ox 25c. Sold by .T. D. Hlijjintootham &i Co, Machinery for Sale We have for gale TWO COMPLETE 32 HORSE-POWER COMPOUND ENGINfiS and a complete TE^^ BOTTOM PLOW FOR EACH, tlie finest steam plowing outfit in Canada. See our work at MuSratli to prove this. Will sell one or both of tliMS outfits cheep-We have also a 44 x 60 NORTHWESTERN SEPARATOR, complete with blower, aelf-feeder, belts, etc., that we will sell with one of the outdts, also eight disks complete rigged to run with engine. We will sell oiie or both cheap. They can be seen at our farm, three miles north of Magrath. Call at our office for further particulars, We have one 50 horse-power large Touring Car AUTOMOBILE, Haynes, and one Bnick e welcomed by: piibli.shers and pilblic alike. One ftevice of tlie fakii-s is to got under the cover of some church, or benevolent organization of other social institution. The business man who is solicited to "take a card" in some publication, because he is himself a mcmlwr of some organization, or liecause his customer^ arc, knows perfectly well that so far as public -ity goes, he is going to derive little or no Ijcnefrt. Yet he frequently sul>-mits to this kind of pressure. Another device i.s to olTer to some big transportation, or financial, or j trading corporation, a certain am- \ ount of oen canvassed and obtained than in \Vinni|>eg. The great prosperity of the city hasmadu it an attractive field. It has >>ccome commonplace that the best medium for both s(m!cilic and general publicity advertising is the daily newspaper, or, in smaller towns, the weekly iiowspai>er. There are other media of value, but thews are the most valuable. And there is another consideration. Cities and towns are judgotl by the general ap-l>earance' of their newspa|iers, bytheir advertising columns as wel.l as the rest of thoiii. Very lew nowspiipers can lie accused of ros-tricting tlwir development hclow the iimit of their advertising business. The tendency is wholly the other nay. .So that all/, those advertising grafts which dim * inish the fund available for legitimate advertising, not merely fail to sei-�o the purpnue of the advertiser, but injure the general publicity campaign of the pity in which he doos business. Something might Ite done by nn association of publishers but more could bo accomplished b.v a stiffer attitu(k) on the part of the long sulfcring business man. His bu�iness will not bo injured'b.v his refu�inK to bn held up, nor will it bo advanced by his submitting, GLENDOWER ALLEN Rea] Estate Farm Lands Good Solid Investments. Riiw and Improved Lands For Sale Pineher City Lots from $65 to $400 Dobbie's Sub-Division ^|||| adjoining Depot, from For plans and'information apply to GLENDOWER ALLEN Land OflFioe Pineher Station, Alta LIFE IS VORTH LIVING AT PRUITYALE In the Southernmost and Warmest Valley in the WEST KOOTENAY, B. C. District; fine climate, warm winters, cool summer nights. Abundance of pure water, ample material oa each tract for fences, buildings aud fuel. Soil deep fruit loam with cluy sub-soil. Level and free from rock. $uOO to |1,000 per acre profit annual-ly growing friiit and market gardening. A community-not a wilderness. School, post-office, general store started, churches next. Every tract within half mile of main line of railroad and all within two miles of station, fronting on wagon roads cut out on the ground. 4(1 miles from Nelson. Fruitvale is eettlinfc up fast with good (people who will make good neighbors, ' YOi; CAN START WITH $10 but yon tmist net quickly in onler to secure one of our 10 acre orchard homes on llie tlU tlowa and $10 a month plan. Let us send you plan of sub-division, niat^, photographs and^be names of someone in your vicinity who has setm Fruitvale and purchased land. WE llAKDLE NO LANDS ON COMMISSION and are'not in t)ie jL;enur IILOCKS OF 130 TO ti.OOO ACHES suitable for subdivision in order to give outside firnis and indiyr i iduals an opportunity to interest tliemseives iti the sdistribts These lands are on direct lines of transportation. Wft have^alt^ \ solute title, and you save conmiission when buyia^ Iroiu'iw;' Prices and terms will surprise you. Full infonnationvdesorii�ii i tions, maps, etc., on application in person or by l(>tter. KOOTKNAV ORClIARl> ASSOCIATION Wttitl St., Nelson, B. C. T . ' ' m m '^4 I'M . \ til St) \ 'Ail 'Hi ����'I m 'mm M%1 ;