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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta PICTURES 1 Prehistoric Lid 2 Hunchback 3 Blessings in Disguise 4 Land of Midnight Sun IME LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, I90f. REMARKABLE CAREER OF GOVERNOR JOHNSON SAVE j DOCTOR'S BILLS By eating ojean, well-cooked and wholesome food at THE ALEXANDRA CAFE The oul> White 'Restaurant in the city. It costs no more than the cheapest place in the city. We furnish the best the market affords for the least possible cost to our many patrons. Our regular three-course Lunches and Dinners 25c. BOc. s 35c. 40c. _ 45c. and 50c. Y inchides a foil line of Vegetables and Dessert MURRAY, Prop. Corner Round and Dufferin Streets Governor Johnson, at the age of 48 years, had one of the most re- markable as well as one of the most romantic careers in the history of American politics. The romance that i clusters about the names of such men as Clay, Jackson and even Abraham Lincoln, has about it a personal ele- ment that has always attracted the interest 'of the public, but about Governor Johnson .clings an even keener interest, that of human sym- pathy and interest of .the heart. Genial and lovable, always happy with his friends, ready with a.-joke or repartee: there was an underlying strain of melancholy in the governor partly in the inheritance of his race and more largely due to the priva- tions and hardships of a childhood as pathetically hard and trying as any experience that could be offered even in the poverty-stricken east side district of New York. A Child Breadwinner The child of hardy Swedish immi- grants, compelled to be the bread- winner in a family so poor that the hard working mother was obliged to take in washing, the boy Johnson grew up to learn his first lessons in the hard things of life. It was a bit- ter lesson, but he learned it and grew i big and sweet-souled under the course It has probably been this; element of The finest fabric Is not too delicate to be jftfely washed with Sunlight Soap. other soaps have Injured your linens and faded the coloured things, member the word Sun- light THE CANADIAN POLICY IS THE 'MOST POPULAR to the Herald) Seattle, Sept. striking com- parison showing the difference in the spirit of the American and Canadian people is to bs found at the Alaska- Lifebuoy Soap is delightfully re- freshing for Bath or Toilet in hot weather. For washing underclothing it is- unequalled. Cleanses and ourifies. throughout Canada ol the aggressive commercialism of the American peo- ple, of how they take advantage of every opportunity to garner the nim- jple and of how, when there is no business in sight, they get out and make business. struggle to keep life together, 'His father was a genial incompetent, whose unfortunate appetite for liquor made him useless about the home as a means of 'Support. Such was the dire necessity of the family, that the father was finally taken to a home parochial institution where death came to 'him. The story was used on Governor Johnson during his first candidacy for governor, and it was expected by "his enemies to retire him to private life; but instead, when the entire story -was told, sympathy was wholly with the governor and it- helped materially to elect him. The young boy r had little school- ing but worked what came to him, finally obtaining employment in a Yukon-Pacific Exhibition. A great deal has been heard The King Edward Restaurant The Place to (jet a Good Meal 21 Meals Board and Room a week Cigars and Tobacco Round Street Next Limber Yard body is asked to buy. In fact the would-be purchaser has to go the grounds to find a sales agent. The C. P. R. is running a picture .-how, immediately opposite the Alberta hibit, which is playing to an business and which is run absolutely free. The effect from an advertising point of view is self-evident to anyone who understands the hypothesis of tising. The visitor who rushes past Washington county exhibits to: At the same time considerable has I being sold has plenty of his career that endeared; him to the j drug store, where he became known public.. Added to this was his meteoric CITY AND DISTRICT Ben James brought into the Board o'ffice about twenty-five of Trade sheaves of famous oats. Mr. CITY AND DISTRICT progress in politics; a modest coun- try editor, he woke up to find himself governor of Minnesota. A short time j later he became a national' figure, jshot' athwart the screen of the na- W. A. Ott is installing .tiie tional convention at Denver as a pre- orchestra he received-yesterday. {sidential possibility. Even during Geo. Rusk. a brother of Dr. Busk, j the past few days, President Taft was -James has made a record as a grow- aCcompanied by Ms wife, left for Ms 'devoting attention to him which m- er of oats and these samples will be' nf a valuable acquisition to the collec- tion of the Board of Trade. The annual Harvest Festival at the Salvation Army Barracks on Monday night "was a success. The program home at. Clifford, Ont., Tuesday af- dicated that in the mind of ter spending a short time here. He sent executive, John A. Johnson was purctiasod a half section at New Day- the man whom the administration ton-and is coming back to locate 'in'most feared- His barring the the spring-. Some one left a metal tape-line in was excellent and the boys and girls {the court room some days it thought they had the time of their i is being held by the Clerk -of the Dis- trict Court. stirring last few years, was unevent- ful enough. He was born in St. Peter July 28, 1361. The life spent in the boyhood home was a hard and dreary oce, marked mostly by a constant j Every Farmer in this District a And probably Mapy Will Enlarge Their Barns, Build Granaries, or Put up New Residences for his genial manner and his win- ning sympathy. During that period he sang in the church choir and lived just about such a life as is led by any other boy in a small town. Finally there came to him an op- portunity to become an editor, and Johnson reached out for it eagerly. On December 12, 1886, at the age of 24 he became part owner of the St. Peter Herald, the firm .name being Essler and Johnson. Two years be- fore that he had been married to Miss Elonora Preston, of Wonowoc, Wis., who was at his side when the final test came. From the newspaper office to the field of politics, was but a short step ajnd in 1888 he became a candidate for the legislature against Charles R. Davis and was defeated by the nar- row margin of 126 votes. In 1894 .he entered a three-cornered fight against Davis and John- Peterson, and 'was again defeated. In 1898 he was elect- ed to the senate over Prof. J. S. Carlson, of Gustavus Adolphus col- lege, by 125 votes. In 1902 he ran against .C- A. Johnston and was de- feated. Heads State Editors His election to the presidency of j the State Editorial Association first gave him state-wide notice and won for him the" support of the country been said about the Canadians being slow, of their diffidence in framing up combinations which have for their sole objective a desire to get the mon- ey, and of how they" constantly are overlooking opportunities to spike the simoleons and nail the bang litho graphs to their lodge poles. Well, from a certain point of view both these statements are true. But at the same time, from another point of view, it. is pretty fortunate for Canada that its people are more dig- nified and less dollar-grasping. The contrast and its effect are in plain sight at the A-Y-P, and -he who reads may run in the right direction. Here are two facts: In no American building of any is! there lacking a sales counter of some kind, at which visitors are coaxed, begged, beseeched or abjured to buy something or other. In no; Canadian building is there ahvthingw of any kind whatever offered for sale. In the great United States building where the works of the greatest scien- tific research, the mystery of the for- ests' growth and of the oceans' depth are spread out before the laymen's gaze, right along side the models of Erickson's early achievements and the latest triumphs of the greatest American inventors, there sit a bat- tery of sales-women selling souvenirs wooden spoons, silks, flags and shawls reducing at one clatter the dignity of the magnificent display which rest- Uncle Sam millions, to the tawdry level of a Saturday bargain counter. Over in the Canadian buf.ding, where thousands and hundreds of thousands of visitors get their impression of Canada, the sightseer finds his money that goes out of the building goes free The attendants are courteous, fied and attentive. The visitor ges with a sub-conscious but impression that Canada's means what it says. j At the Alberta exhibit it is the samti story. Nobody is asked to .buy any-1 thing. The exhibit is free; the in-j formation is free and the, farms are free to anyone who wants to ocme editors. .In the fall of 1904 Minnesota.poli- to Alberta to take a homestead. tics were in a peculiar condition. I At the C: P. R. exhibit, The Republicans had been at war We have the largest stock of Building Supplies in Southern Albeita Call and get acquainted. You'll come the second time without this invitation The South Alberta Lumber Co, City Yards, south of Ellison Mills, Lcthbridge, Also at New Dayton and Magralh with each other, a warfare that be- came war to'the knife-in the fight between Robert C. Dunn, of Prince- ton, and Judge L. W. Collins, of Min- neapolis. Dunn won out and the Collins delegates from Minneapolis were thrown out of the convention. Then started one of the bitterest fights on record within the Republi- can party. Dunn was villified and abused and "the Democrats saw a chance in the situation to repeat the victory they had won with John Li.nd After searching about they, hit upon John A. Johnson. Frank A. Day had spt-nt the Sunday before with Johnson urging him to be a candi- date, and his acceptance was the commencing of the unique political union between Johnson and Day, which lasted up to the time of the governor's death. The governor was elected by a ma- jority of and the St. Peter -edi- tor had become one of the .slate's rulers. Re-Elected Governor In 190G Johnson frankly sought a renoinination and was accorded it without difficulty. The Republicans nominated C. L. Cole, of Fergus Falls but the voters of the state had ac- quired the Johnson habit and Cole was defeated by over majority. Two years went by and Governor Johnson was mentioned as a candi- date for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He hesitated too long, but finally permitted the use of his name and was accorded the united support of his state delega- tion. This was followed by his third nomination for governor in Minne- apolis when the nomination was forc- ed upon him by a convention that went wild with enthusiasm. standing that they are advertising irrigated lands and cheap farms, u-> GOOD AD FOR ROCHESTER Rochester, N. Y., ter's "baseball club is planning an i event in local baseball history for! October 2nd, at the baseball park i here.- Th.> city expects tho Enstern League, pennant. Whether not that comes, there is to be a field day, j in which thf entire proceeds will go to tho hustlers, or the Rochester ball toam. The Rochester News Writers Club is directing thf affair. The town is baseball crazy. Mayor Edgerton says the team, by keeping first place since May 6, has been a great advertisement to the city. unaffected a McCIary result of sixty-two years' experience and exhaustive experiment- Anti-Rust Coating fully protects iron or steel against rust and gas fumes. It prolongs the "life" of Sask-Aha steel several years to its serviceability. 30 That means a great deal to you. doesn't it? time to sit down at the ex- hibit and hear all about it. Another remarkable point which the Alberta exhibit has brought rout it that there is a terrible confusion in the American mind as to ManjiVba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Exctpt for the visitors from the wheat bLates, not one of them who visits the exhi- bits appears to know the geographical and climatic difference between. Al- berta and the country to the east. In confusion of course Alberta, with its milder climate and infinitely great er resources, must have- suffered in the past and will continue to suffer until the distinction is properly ad- vertised. In this respect .the Alberta exhibit has amply repaid the; outlay. Anionp the Californians, .Alberta seems to have been well 'advertised. Hundreds from the Golden State have visited the exhibit and their curiosity on certain lines should fur- nish the Boards of Trade of the Pro- vince with the key to the subjects which they should feature in their ad- vertising. Tor instamce: Qalrforn- ia in practically the same" condi- tion of transmagnification at the_pres- ent time as are all the other western farming states; it is turning from a wheat growing to a dairying and mixed, farming countryv The Cali- fornian's difficulty at the present time in the dairy "business appears from, their conversation to be tb_-get a square deal from the creamery companies, which are operated as a private enterprise. Every California Oregon or Washington former ,.who has ever come to the Alberta exhibit has seemed perfectly familiar with the Danish system in the dairying but to them the fact that eries belong to the. province and j are operated for the benefit of the farmers, is a new and startling piece of news which it'is difficult for them to grapple or understand. 'The ad- fact that the Government owns the telephone and that it is extending the system into' the agri- cultural constituencies for the ben-' efit of t-he farmer, .generaly constitute es a solar-plexus. American farmers; and Californians in particular have become so inured to .constant cor-j poration rake-offs thatj their mind is now sctreely capable i of conceiving a governmental insti- tution, operated for; thf benefit, of the people. If the essenfal facts could ever be placed proJrly before the great' mass of Amerfan fanners. Al- berta's unfilled would not- re- main 'vacant any jpnger than it would take to file 'fie entries. Full Courses See what it's like at, Chow Sam Co. The llberts Restaurant Under new management First-class cook. tiling clean Meals 25c MAB TOM, Prop. H. E. Miebach. was the first to re- ceive two cars of freight ever the jiew cut-off. REBUILD BAY STATION i Montreal, Sept; coni, inventor arrived from 2 companicd by the directors London. The j They are here tend the cons Glace Bay- fire some w "It will Mar- telegraphy York yesterday ac- mes Davis, one of lie Marconi Co.. of are here to superin-' superintend the con- ction of the station at cli was destroyed by ago. quipped with the lat-i est and apparatus for j sending mJfcages across the ocean j and I hopfuhat station will be in! full order January i, inventor. LETHBRIDGE AGENTS Stafford-AgnewC "If you live out of town write us ve have just unloaded a of window, plate and icy glass and sition to fill all orders at b'ght prices. Our stock of lumber is plarge and well assorted. Estimates furnished. Mill hi work a specialty. mm Office and Factory Cor. 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