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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBlttDGK DAILV HERALD Thursday, September 21, IjUl. LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Published by Hsnld Publishing Co., Ltd. wt Its office, Sixth Strset, Lethbrldge, Alberta bin. PHONE: Editorial, Reportorial, and News 1224 VV. A. Dlrtctor and Editor Advertlslna Circulation and Job Depti. 1252 J. year delivered (j months deliyered DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES J4.00 1 year, by mail 6 mouths, by mall 1 month, by mail 13.00 H.50 25C 3 monthH. delivored 1 mouth, delivered .36c. Addresses changed as often as desired, but both new and old ad- dresses must be given THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday In eight or more paces, and contains a summary of the news of the week, local and district 3 months, in advance 50c. 1 year in advance G months, in advance 75c. Cross Drug Book Store, J.G.Robert- son Co., Jackson Cope. Alexandra Hotel People's Drug Store. Co., R.W, Hamilton. Plncher D. L. McCrea. Bros. Drug ft Book Co. Fernie B. Beal THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Medicine Cranbrook, B. Atcbinsoii. L. Relnecka. Diamond City Drug Co. Vancouver, B. C. World Wide News Co. Brown 4th Si. Spokanc-The .lamieson News Co., 705 Riverside Ave. Also on all C. P. R. Traint Don't get Excited SPRINGFIELD RBPUBJJ-1 fee fit to do yo, without the inter J_ CAN 'advises the peopl'a not to got _ over fttoe wild declarations made In Canada 'by tho opponents of reciprocity, as they are merely an effort to catch rotea. It says: "Unterrifled by annexation the Canadian con- executive committee has de- American j vention ot a horde of customs' off! cials.' If the unions of tho Ca nadlan city are truly represented in this declaration, and Is littl reason to believe that they arte not the manufacturing provinces of th Dominion may not cast such heavj majorities against Premier Laurie: 'gress executive commuiee mis uc- clsred warmly In favor of closer, trade relations with the -test part or tbw North American continent. The caee haa not been better stated than hi the committee's words: 'Reciproc- ity has long been recognized In tbe International trade union movement. ana we we no danger to anything but j deilrins namca precisely for the same the pockets of a few interested capit-j reason that in days gone by some o fclisifi In permitting the people of'the us twist-ad the iJrit'sh lion's tail. Any two countries to swap knives, if they I thing to make votes." as had been anticipated. Feeling w j running higher, as the day of elec tion, the 21st, approaches; and Am ericans must not be excited because their country is accused of foulest designs upon our northern neighbor. The opponents of reci procity throw stoues at lira Ameri can eagte, and call the old bird en rj-lHE ELECTIONS are though the result is over, iidt known ...the time the Herald goes to yress. Although this has been the big- gest question brought before the peo- ple of Canada, and has been tbe most exciting electoral contest for half a. century, doubtless everybody is glad it Is over. Even excitement gets monot- onous, and for nearly a year tbe peo- ple of Canada have been exercising The Fight is Over Coming as it did, right after his toui Con-Jervative this contest found th leader in good fighting their minds over tbe question of reci- procity more tban over anything else. T.his has been a unique election. There was really one question before the people. The government negotiat- ed a reciprocity agreement, but the op- position refused to allow the Parlia- ment to adopt it, although the large j question that is likely to create div- majority of the members were in fav- and between th-s or of it. The only thing left for the i different peoples of this country is government to do was to refer .fae regretted. The method of at- matter to ibe final judges, the elect-j tack, no doubt, turned many Conser- shape, even though his Western trip was not exceedingly encouraging. As a speaker, Mr. Bord-en showed a great improvement, the results will show whether or not he has improv- ed as a leader and general. A very disagreeable feature of the campaign was the racial element that forced into it by the Conserva- tive party In the English provinces by loyalty cry and the bugaboo oC an- nexation as a result of reciprocity, On the other hand, their allies in Quebec, led by Bourassa, wag-ad an anti-British campaign in order to de- feat Lmirier in his own province. Any ors of Canada, for a decision. The peo- ple took up the Issue, and have divid- ed themselves, not so much along party lines, but rather for or against reciprocity. In nearly every constit- uency the personality of the candi- dates was teft out of consideration al- together, many meetings'having been held where theJE names were not. mentioned. The whole question ivas reciprocity. In this respect the campaign, all will admit, has been pleasantly unique. Th-a contest bw not been without notable features, some agreeably, some otherwise. Many will regard the remarkable campaign put up by Kir Wilfrid Laurter as most note- worthy feature of the campaign. Nearlng his seventieth year, having borne the 'burden of the premiership of Canada for fifteen years, and the leadership of his party for five more, Sir Wilfrid, whose friftiid-3 can jiratly call him "Canada's Grand Old bag carried on a fight, that many a younger and more robust political warrior would have failed to accom- plish. His energy and -endurance have been remarkable, hie reasoning most convincing, and his eloquence Inspiring. He covered the whole country east of Ihe Grviat Lakes, Speaking many times each flay for nearly weeks. Rarely did Ire show fiigfis of weariness, and never did the redoubtable fighting spirit waver. Scarcely less strenuous lias been the campaign carried on by H. Borden, the leader of the Opposition. vatires from their party, as they con- sidered it an admission of a paucity of arguments along economic lines, while many more doubtless regretted the plan of attack, but stayed with their party. For the first tim-e in the history of Canada since Confederation, has there .been a regular line-up of the moneyed interests of tho country ag- ainst the demands made -by a very large section of the community and granted by a government. The fight was one of the cla-ss'es against the masses, and it remains to be seen tonight whether the great voting pub- lic have exercised tfoslr independ- ence of thought sufficiently to 'break away from the domination of the "interests" in order to get what clearly is in their best intercuts. Locally the campaign has bcsn a clean, stand-up fight. It has not been a question ns between Mr. Ma- grath and Mr. Buchanan, except as these gentlemen represented the two sides, of the great issue. iW candi- dates are both estimable gentlemen, commanding the respect of whole community. Mr. Magrath has had a fair fight waged against his policy, as has also Mr. Buchanan, except from one source, which shall lw name- less, because yo insignificant. The fight is over, and only the an- nouncement of the results and the cheering remain to 'bring to a conclu- sion the. .most notable political con- teat evtir conducted in the Dominion of Canada. Now, let's talk about ttoe weather and the crops for a change. To be or not to That's question uppermost In the minds of about four hundred and fifty can- Doth Magrath nnd Buchanan put up a good enough campaign to win, but thoy both' can't. The fight is over. Now, let 119 for- get our temporary Bnd get dowu to business The Herald's IB that 'ttucl mi wltt bo at leant three Inimlred. but probably nearer twloo ;is many, and that will ciirr.v country with a majority of forty and forty-five. Slnglt Tix. In Seattle Groat Falls Trlbinw.) Seattle is about to submit to the rotors of that city the question of ap- plying the single tax system of rnls- ng revenue. The Fusel Sound city is mo ml in this matter by tho ex- I.vrience of Its neighboring Canadian city. Vancouver, whoro all taxevi for municipal are raised by a tax on land alone. The present system 'n Vancouver has been in operation for a Httle more than n year, although tho community has been educating itself up to this method of obtaining revenue since It began to with single tax in a moderate way. The fiiyt step was to exempt from taxa- tion 2f> per cent, of the vatu-a of Im- provements. This was done without creating disturbance or deficit, and two years later 50 per cent, of the value of improvements was exempted, ivitti similar satisfactory results. The great step of all came later, when improvements were that over, of course. You oiui't her for that. Oo liuUi Would Catch It Lattr An. Indianapolis lad of 8 wished to go flshiuir, but ills rafuieri to penult him to go near tho water, Johnny, neverthelcsn, out nnd went to Fall creek, whore fiah- cd for an hour or more. On his way back home ho mot a neighbor, who was surprised to see Johnny carrying i fish pole. "Hello, said the neighbor been Johnny answered. "What did you catch" "W-w-why. I haven't been home News. "Ono Representative C. BHB- :om Sleiiip, of Virginia, tells, "I was tormbound among the mountains. My torse was ready'to drop, I was tired nd famished; besides, it bad grown o dark 1 was scarcely able to tell the oad from the ditch. Away up on the nomitatnt; I saw. the glimmer of a ght. and I made for it. Lonely hill- op farm, as it was. it seemed like aven of refuge. Everybody in tho ouse. except the old mail, had gone bed. He gave me (he hearty wel- onie ready for any stranger in tho olitudes of Virginia; then he roused is wife to got supper. I was hungry no.ugli to appreciate tbe cold corn read, steaming coffee and hunks of aeon swimming in grease that sho set before me; but one dish perplexed me. entireiv removed and that I was a platter covered with what jlooked like one fried ess- White all citv taxes are levied on! on .ruV" j these yolks I asked, so they ilook like one egg.' 'taint hen's She ex- plained, proudly. 'It's (lit' biggest'egg our old goose ever laid. I've bin keepln' it fur company.' real estate, the provincial govern- ment still rais-es the money for its npport 'by the old plans, so that sin- gle taxere contend that even iii Van- vur the Hvmry George system is not really having a full iest, but on- ly a partial test. Nevertheless, in the estimation of impartial observers, it will appear that the experiment is being carried along in Vancouver on lines broad sufficient strength that Is meritorious in thfe plan. As- sessments are made annually, and "It was tbe strongest-tasting mouth- ful I ever encountered, b.ut 1 did- my best to put it down, for my kindly hostess was hovering around. When inough'to immense egg was half-finished, I ngth and clearness all stuck. Tm awfully sorry I can't finish I said. 'bur. it's big enough for since the elimination of Improvement taxes began, there has beian, it is said, a steady increase in valuations of pea! estate, and notwithstanding a very general opinion that the single tax would tend to depress values, in meals. Suppose I have it for break- "I sat down to breakfast with touch of dismay. There WHS coffee, cold corn bread and bacon again, be- sides half of that invincible egg) ibis Congressman, sympathetically. "Why. 1 ate it. What else could I do with Hiat kindly, hospitable old g arriving at tbe valuation of land, tliejtime H was fried both sides-" practice In Vancouver is to get as I "What did yo.u was asked the nearly as possible to thw last selling- price. Tbe assessment is made on a basis of cent, of this valuation; thus, a lot valued at is taxed j50111 watchi u StiaO. If two pieces of property ]y- j side by side are under considera- .lon, one bears a 13-storey ng, while the other lias a four Storey structure, the owner of the latter must pay tbe same taxes the owner of the former. The owiifer of a va- BIG EXCURSION To Our Fruit Lands, Arrow Lakes, B.C. OCTOBER 3rd 1911 This excursion is run for Hie sole purpose of showing o.ur Fruit Lands, and to allojid the Annual Arrow Lake Fruit Fnirut Nakusp, B. 0., Ocrolior iith and Oth. Call at our office and get full parlicnlars regnnlini; Cheap rales and free hotel while at our lands. excursion. Arrow Lake Orchards, Ltd. Box 679 Phone 1212 cant lot pays as much as tli3 owner of the next lot with a fine building on it. Speaking of tho effect of the law pnblic jfiye A HIGHLAND LAIRD'S The fr-iie by Lady Menzies of part of the extensive estates -left by her tlie eighth and last Baronet n Vancouver, Mayor Taylor, of that I of Castle Menzies, Perthshire, recalls" :ity. says that it is an unqualified 'another Lady Meuzles. who once over ;uccess. He claims that it has had a jthe extensive family property. This endeucy to encourage owners of va-'jwas tlie wife of the sixth ant property to build. In 1910 theiw jSir Neil Menzies, a Highland landed ere SC per cent, more building per- proprietor, "'el! known for his scien- nits Issued than in IflOO, and this jtific knowledge of the ear the. permits will exceed in num-! grand mother of ihe late Sir Neil Hen- those of last year by fully jzies, with whom the ancient line came er cent. Meantime building in Seat-1to an end. The daughter of the Hon. has been almost at a standstill, j Fletcher Norton, a son of the first nd the contrast has evidently im- ressed the people of that city with he advautage-s of the Vancouver an. After noting the effects of the sys- em in tire city, Mayor Taylor says is convinced' that the system hould he applied country in enerml. The natural resources and ie land should, he b'elieves, bear all burden of taxation. At live next rovincial election he will make the ace for membership in the house on his platform. "You can e says, "how British Columbia would row if all improvements, all mer- landise and all machinery were ex- mpt from taxation." The- Standard Securities v Real Estate and investments OWNERS OF Mo mm Suite 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 Lord Granlfey, she was married the year after Waterloo was fought, and died ai an advanced age. At eighty she personally looked after her domain, and was un and about every- where in the early morning. A must spirited old lady, she culti- vated and improved her estate in a manner of which few farmers were ca- Lady Menzies lived Ran- pa hie. noch, estates in (he market, and here she entertained frequently, devoting af- ternoons and evenings to her guests, whom she took over mountain and moor to places of special interest, one to young people she was most charm- ing and Menzies never got on with her own family, and was on bad terms with them all, with tho exception of her second son, the late Fletcher Menzies, of Anigairney, Kin- ross, who had too kindly a disposition to live at. enmity with anyone. The old lady must .have possessed a wonderful power over animals. One day ahe had been taking a party of frtemls to some wild part of the es- tate, when all at once a big drove ot Highland cattle appeared over the top of the hill. Led by a magnificent bull, down they poured into the pasture be- of which is Charlie lay "fast For a The see, Judge, I the Duke of Cumberland's troopers, though they searched high and low. In ihe morning, while she attended to estate matters. Lady Menzies wore a plain, short, black dress; on festive occasions she favored a girlish attire of white muslin; and on State ooca- Httle too happy, as you might jsions, such as an important ball, she sav, when T went borne, and me wife was a splendid figure in white" satin, was ironln'. We had a word or two with a very short petticoat, headdress of ostricM feathers, with handsome pearls adorning her bare arms and neck. She was a famous dancer, and par- ticularly fond of Highland reels. low, a splendid lot of and the Rannoch, one of the part of the property of tbe domain. Tbe sight of the great bull, with hia enormous horns and huge curly bead and chest, was sufficient to put the whols party to flight; but Lady Menzies at once went in among them, called the leader by his name, and patted his shaggy neck, talking meantime in a way he seemed to ,un- the cave wherein Prince so long concealed from in th' mornin' an' so I steps up pre- pared to make peace. I said: "Let's forget th' were both wrong." when what does she do but, shove the -hot iron against me head. The to smooth it Though most, kind and The Supreme Point About Our Drugs Is Their Reliable Quality The Red Cross Drug Book Co. Limited T. H. MeCREAOY, Minlftr. Let us handle your next prescription and see how well we can fill it. We make it our custom to supply the purest drugs of highest quality at the most reasonable price. PHONE 5M. Saturday N'IgLt. THE SENSITIVE PLANT I.crn Hnwkins'll tell1 you Hi' wheat's taliin's rool, An' th' weather is lair, .but it don't.' hardly suit; It's a little too warm, an' a fcvf cloudy days Would help oul a lot on 111' crop lie will raise.. Hawkins says wlieat is th' tlckllshcst thing An' Ihe' easiest hurt, an' you can't tell in spring lif it's goin' i1 make crop, an' ahout Ih' time when You think slic's all safe, why, she's ruined again. Hawkins tells me II th' wcnlli- drop About thirty decrees he might git half a crop. Mis wheat promised well, but he thinks like ns no! It'll all shrivel, up cf it keeps bein' hot. Th' spring siarind wet an' she EfCh a stand An' stooloil out so thick tliet he fig- Sprcci his land Would, pei'duce a big yield, hut, he thinks he is beat Hcciiz wrntbcr like (bis is jist killin' his wheat. .HawMiii, told til' lirni! Election Returns at Starland To-night of July That, lie might git some wheat cf it quit beiu' dry IIo thought tlict his prospects was iincr'n- silk, But ji; come dry an' hot with liis wheat in i.V milk. Lorn says ef it rains an' keeps cool lu: may prow A crop, but his wheat's com in1 into Ui' dbufth An' tlift is wcatlmr t.1 Hut U ain't jist th' weather that's Itcst, fci: th' 'wheat, Lcm Hawkins lie says ef th' balance Ain't loo hoi er too cold, cr too wet ei too dry, Ef ain'f any rust, cf th' straw ain't too short, Ef kernels don't; blight an' sit filled as they ort, Kf tu" aint airly frost, cr too lilis- lerin' licat, i Wai, mebbu, lie mi glib thresh some wheat W. Koloy. PECULIAR AND PERTINENT John Greenwood established the first .denial office in New York city in 17SS. In J79Q he carved in ivory nn en tiro set. of teeth for President 'Wash- ington. d1 Jmiu Ain't toy cool cr too hot, e( it rion't Dentistry .was introduced Into the ruin ton soon United by Le Mar, of. tho Kr Iiold oil loo long, cf th' month of j French forces tliat. joined the patriot July (army during the Revolution. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HAVE INSTALLED IN THEIR VAULT A NEST OF SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES YOU HAVE ANY TITtE DEEDS. MORTGAGES, INSURANCE POLICIES, OB OTHER VALUABLES THEY MOULD LODGED IN ONE OF THESE BOXM in FOA INFORMATION APPLV TO lethbridie Branch C G, K, Nourse. Mgr, ;