Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETTIBfiJDGE DAILY Tuesday, 1.H1S LETHBRlDGE DAILY HERALD by tlie.. I !t; cffie ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 doe Herald publishing. Co., Ltd., 'every lawful Strict, Canada. PHONE: Editorial, Reportoria! And Department. 1224 W. A. BUCHANAN Managing Director T. W. QUAYLE Managing Editor X JOHN TORRANCE Business Manxfjtr PHONE: Advertising Circulation And Job Departments 1252 l year, .delivered C months, delivere DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 year, by mail 12.00 6 onlhs mau ,1.50 '35? m.u Addrenes changed us often as desired, but both new and oM addresses must' fflvtJll." THE DAILY. HERALD fOR SALE AT Red Cross Drug QlldUInt It M. Xorlham. Book Store: ,1. G. Robertson cnnbroofc, Beatlls and Co.; Jackson Co.; .Alex- Atchlhson. nndra Hotel; e s: L. anurti Store; Kenny Allm. Co.; R. W. Hamilton. Pincher J. Mitchell; D. U L. Rsincckc DtamonH City prus .Co. Vancouver, Wide Browu, 219-itii esuane lilS-iCi! aU'tfei. Druff Book- Jamlcson New: Company. Co.. ,705' Riverside. Avenue. Fernle B. Seal. Also on all C.P.R. trains THE WEEKLY, Published every Wednesday in eight or more pages, and contains a summary of the news of the week, local ami district 1 year in advance.........51.50 3 months in advance..... We 5 months in advance ,.......75c. Get a Head Worth While rpHE CITY COUNCIL should not X" allow the matter of salary to interfere with its purpose of plaung the best uiau available at the head of the police force. Right at this momeut economy can be prac- ticed in the administration of. the force that will a good deal more than 'make up for a larger remuneration for the man at the head of the force. There Is a general opinion prevalent in the city that the force at present is overmanned and economy can be adopte'd in maKing a reduction. If the statement is correct that the ser- geant of .the Calgary force gets five hundred dollars more a year 'than is offered for a chief of police- in this city it is clear that this city will have to offer'more than a year if it is to get a chief of'police worth while. Wanted, A Czar A WELL KNOWN citizen ex- presses the opinion that Lelh- bridge needs a Czar at the head of municipal affairs for the next few years. That word Czar doesn't sound very good but when you come to think of it a man with skin of steel and a determination of iron is really a necessity. We want a man, who 'will be boss of the situation and direct civic affairs without fear or "favor. ..He should be of; the type that doesn't give a rap for public criticism. As long as he takes hold of the the determination to do what is right and carries out his intentions by seeing that the city's -business is doue in a businesslike way- he the salvation ot the city. A Czar rules with an iron hand. The days of the "velvet glove are past in Lethbridge. What is most, needed .at the head of affairs ia'an administrator who will conduct business to the profit of the city. Make the Inebriates Work MEDICINE HAT city council wants to reform the drunkards in that city" and so the mem- otirs at a recent meeting talked about thf; establishment of a farm for in- ebriates. The idea is certainly wor- thy of consideration not only at Medicine Hat but. at Lethbridge. Fin- a. man does not affect his tend- ency towards booze. A few mouths' work on a farm away from booze 'might reform him. The experiment has been tried in a number of cities and found successful. r In Lethbrldge for instance it would not be a bad idea if the magistrate were to sentence some of the habit- uals to do work for the city on the parks or streets. Jt would be a more severe punishment than paying a fine or being sentenced to jail. It would mean work and work is a job most of these habitual drunkards abhor. Some years ago Hon. Mr. Cross pro- posed that. habitual drunkards after a certain number of offences should be sentenced to an Inebriate home and There made to take the sold cu-re. There is much, to be commended In this plan too. Certainly we are far frcni reforming a drunkard by pun- ishing him with a fine or a' short term of imprisonment. The gold cure or a term of so many days 'work in the open air away from liquor is more likely lo reform than the other me- thod. The Rural Municipalities Act GEO. HOADLET, M. P. P., is local improvement district SvSiem smiling: these days. Rural The people.In.these cases prefer par- Municipalities act lias been de- feated in a number of places in the northern part of the province, and George's is expressed in conveying the information through the Review to the electors of Okotoks. George evidently 'labors under the de- lusion that where the act is defeated it is a slap at the Provincial govern- ment. Just as much sense in tiat as to say that if George was turned down the Okotoks Conservatives which is a the seat would be lost to the Tories. The fact that municipalities are voting to re- main as they are is simply an ex- pression that they are satisfied with the provincial government's adminis- tration of affairs through the large ental direction of their affairs to self government. But the member for Okotoks only enlightens his constituents about the places where the act has been turned do'wn. He the broadness of mind to give the information about the municipalities where the act has been adopted. It may he surprising and cheerless intelligence to Mr. Hoadley that in this part of the pro- vince wherever a vote lias been tak- en on the rural municipalities pro- position the electors have voted in favor. The people down here are not afraid of the high tax bugaboo. They are progressive and believe municipal self government is a step in tho right direction. OUR POINT OF VIEW Dry Farming Congress! What's the to make your arrangements right -s-- Let Leihbridge look its best on the occasion of the visit of the Duke. Yukon, is without inos- jfiuitoes this year. They must have t kad a successful swatiine cairin-iiini Ham, rain, go away and come again I up there next May Nat Goodwin may not be able to go on the stage again but he will be well enough to make another venture or two in matrimony. Well if Bassano gets a street, rail- way following that postofilee It should change its name to Bennetto. Let us sec. What is R. B. Ben- nett's profession? Is he a lawyer or a street railway prpmotor? Vice-President Sherman, Taft's run- nins mate, has been ili. Likely lie lias had a bad attack of cold feet. l'-yery local merchant should dec- orate for the Duke's visit. Don't fall1 Xorth Rattluford people evidently do not. like to walk a block or two to They are going to have u street railway -to give them a lift. Ruin, a now and sunshine all in ono day. You certainly can't beat Al- berta on the weather question thin year, (iovcrnor Hay of Wiishingtoh spent 55000 for publicity In his successful campaign for reiiomiimtioii as 'tho He- imbltcan candidate. It Is sitting in an Orange lodge. ''The preliminary announcement of tlio University of Calgary.-'- is being sent out. did the Calgary col- lege become a university. Thai' pam- phlet looks like an attempt at fnlse pretenses, P. newspaper friends are moat kind. Th-ey are electing him to parliament and putting him hi the cabinet without consulting the elect- ors of Curlelon or the Premier of the Dominion. If is easy to move along under thoae conditions.. Sir Richard Cartwright has writ- ten a volume oi "Political Reminis- cense-s." If the doughty knight tells he knows of Canada's political history in the style he delivers bis, speeches it will be the most interest- ing piece of literature issued in Co.- nada iu maiiy, a day. Ottawa despatches reupi't thai the iMauufacturexs'. Association will de- mand that the tariff be increased, especially upon steel, and 'woollen goods. What ihe -government ought io do is wipe out. these duties. As it is now we cun't yet enough steel rails in this country, at the present time and why should we protect 'anada's steel industry under such circumstances. As for woollen goods :hey are one of the necessities ot" life and should 'be purchasable at the lowest possible price.-. Let the gov- ernment increase duties -and it will find Its lease of power mighty short. J. J. Carrick. M. charged by a Regina paper with having iu a public address supported the Laurfer naval j 101 icy, i n a lie s indignant denial. Ho denounced this naval policy, lie say; advocating inatoatl: "That we should build a Canadian navy, using Canadian material aiiti employ Canadian workmen, nud thiit this navy, In tho time of Urltish war, navy, but an in t pit rat pmt of Brit- ish lleot, under the supreme control and command of the ilritisli admiralty board, having ns a basis of Canadian policy that winMi Great Britain is at war, Canada is at war." It would be difficult >to act more succinct .description of, the Liberal naval policy, says the Whmipog Free l-'Tl'SS. Sir Richard MclJride Is, none of your small minded iioliiician. He does not hesitate to give his political opponents credit for their services to the country. While the small minded Tory tries. lo minimize- Sir Wilfrid Luurler's services to Canada the Conservative Premier of Urltish Co- lumbia paid this tribute to the late. Prime minister of Canada at-the for-' estry convention held hi Victoria, B. C., recently: "it is a keen disappointment to all of us that we were unable on this; occasion (o listen again to" the insbir- Jujr words from Mie .eloquent lips of Sir Wilfrid Lander, -but "we know that that .great Canadian is earnestly in- terested in progressive work be- ing done. .We know, too, that but for the unavoidable change in his itin- erary he would have crossed the con- tinent to be with us. He is a man whom British .Columbia1 respects xind admires, and while we are obliged to forego, for the present, the privilege of listening to his eloquent and in-; structiye have noted with satisfaction the interest be has 'al-.j ways displayed in the problems national conservation, and we believe that he will continue show the same earnest and worthy desire to advocate the .public interest today as he did when he occupied the chief position at the right hand of the Speaker iu Canada's 'Parliament." THE STANDARD SECURITIES COMPANY i I rt Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF MORNING SIDE Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 A Good Suggestion (Nelson, B. C-., -News) The city of Calgary is so hard up ifter.the Stampede that it cannot af- 'ord the money to take down the arch erected to Duke of Con- taught to the city. Why not'take up a subscription-among the hotel keep- ers 'who are reported to have saved a ew dollars each out of the week's nstruciing Mr. Aikins in Poker Term- inology f Vancouver Sim) f- One of the most Interesting opin- ous expressed on the chances of war tetween Great Germany s that given at Winnipeg by J. A. M. Aikins, M.P. for Brandon in the Do- minion house. Mr. Aikins has just eturned from Europe and from the amount of information he seems to have acquired while in Germany it is a matter for surprise that he wag not arrested as a British spy; We cannot help thinking that his friends have reason to congratulate themselves that they have him safely back home. Mr. Aikius says that he was both mosQnitoed and misunderstood in the assertion, attributed to him, that a state of war actually exists. To cor- rect the wroug impression given to his meaning he takes to. metaphor. He represents these-two "great powers at a game of cards and while we should judge, from his figurative lan- guage, that poker is his favorite game, we doubt if 'he really under- stands its finer points. "What he wished to Mr. Aikins told his interviewer in Winni- peg, "was that the two nations are playing a war game. Both have drawn cards and it is now a matter of one outguessing- the other as to their respective hands. Should Ger- many once beli-ave that Mie held the winning hand, war would be on." Both have discarded, according to Mr. Aikins, and drawn to fill, and it is now apparently a sheer game of bluff, as the member for Brandon sees it. Germany puts a Dreadniught in the pot and Great Britain sees an-} raises her one, which is what is call- ed the iwo-power standard. Ger- many, afraid of calling for a show down, has to go one better, and Brit- ain again follows suit, and so it goes on. That is probably good enough poker wben each player has an. ap- parently unlimited- supply of public money to draw on, AVhat, however, we cannot under-, stand is how Canada is to "break iuto the game and frighten-Germany into throwing down the cards." In the first place. Canada could not break hi to such a such a time, and in the second place, if'she did get into it somehow she could not call for a show-down fronr Germany With- out making-., good her indebtedness to the pot; .which would bankrupt the Dominion. don't believe Mr. AiRins knows any naval matters than he does 'abmit poker. The chan-. ces are he aiever played higher than cent-ante, ,and one cannot learn much about the game '.with such stakes. "fust fora jske" Wilson Skeith "Ci.p.-R. AGENTS Farms for Sub-division We have a choice section of ir-" rigated land four miles from the city, capable of subdivision into 'five and ten acre market gar- den tracts, which should 'sell quickly. Adjoining garden tracts held at per acre "and, up per acre but rlui fcoctio'i or put Very easy 'terms SPECIAL TO-DAY been instruct-, ed to sell 5 Lots in Block 8, having 50 feet frontage on 8th street and ft. on 7th street. These'cair bat bad at a big snap a'ad will undoubt- edly find a ready buyer at the pi Ice Art quick Acreage for, Sub-division 30 acres immediately south and adjoining Henderson park, Undoubtedly- property ,sitr- rounding beautiful Henderson park will become Lethbridge'd "liuest residential district. This combined with, qimhV tity of acreage offered. ,in this makes above a very, attractive bujr. Prices aad terms on application... We'have a client anxious sell e Vcio lot No 148 Qiish offers are, solicited. MONEY TO LOAN. INSURANCES OF ALL KINDS 'NEGOTIATED WITH RELIABLE Opp. Alexandra Hotel INSURANCE" OFFICES Phone 1343 "Eight to writes J. tX H., "that you Jiave tackled'Burnt the Bak- er of Baraboo and have been baffled by its Nonsense. Bro- ther Crane, who put over the forego- ing, assures us that he wrote it while waiting for a Tribune. Boom in the Lumber Trade A timber merchant was -sitting in his office one day musing sadly over the general depression in the wood trade, when a young man entered. "Do you sell beech asked the stranger- "Yes, said the mer- chant, rising 'with alacrity and hop- ing to book a large order; "we can supply any quantity on the shortest notice, either'in the log or the plank." "Ohj f don't want as much as said the just want a bit- for a fiddle eral talk. "Yes." replied the butcher, "I was there." "What do you think of said the honest butcher, "I've made a better speech than that a -hundred times, trying lo sell 15 cent's' worth of soup bones." The candidate concealed his iden- City Star. public Not Such a Hot Speech A candidate for congress had been making a speech in one of the towns of his district where he was not we! known personally, and in the evening while 'waiting for a Jie strayed into IL butcher's shop, and, without saying who he was, beean (o pump the butcher to find out how he stood. "Did you hear that speeclf this af- he inquired, after some gen- THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR ED5IUNU WALKER. C.V.O., LT..D.. D.C.1-. President ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN' AIRD General Mutineer Assistant (icnernl Msnafter CAPITAL, REST, TOURISTS AND TRAVELLERS Canadian Bank of Commerce, by reason of its large number of branches in every Province with direct representation in London, Eng., New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Mexico and St. John's Nfld., with Agents and Correspondents in every part of the woiM, is able to offer unsurpassed facilities to the travelling public, enabling them to obtain money In the simplest way at any point on journey the world over. The Travellers' Cheques and Letters of Credit issued by this Bank overcome the annoying difficulties of obtaining funds abroad, especially in places where identification is difficult. Cheques and Drafts on aH the countries of the world, drawn in sterling) francs, marks, lire; kronen, etc., can be cashed or purchased at rates. Lethbridge Branch C, G, K, Nourse, IVIgr, May Be Made a Senator George A. Poole, of Lower Monta- gue. P.E.I., whose name has been brought forward by influential friends as a candidate for one of the vacant "island" seiiatorshins, is one of the leading merchants on Prince Edward Island. For many years a large portion of the export. Vnd im- port trade of the central part of King's' county has been handled by his house, and there are few, if any, farmers, fishermen or lobster pack- ers in the eastern part of the island province have not had business dealings with his firm and do not know the head of it intimately. Mr. Poole comes of English stock and owes his business to the truly English characteristics of sys- temaiia method and dogged determi- nation. His neighbors say that Geo. Poole never realizes that he is beaten and nevpr gives up hope. During the big July storm this year a schooner laden with a valuable cargo of cedar posts and shingles, belonging to W. A. Poole Co., was driven ashore at a bad spot on the Xew Brunswick coast. From the. first, the captain and owner of the vessel reported that the vessel and cargo were bound to be a. total loss. Mr. Poota did not, however, feel disposed to abandon so valuable a cargo without some effort, and with as little delay 33 possible another schooner was char- tered and, in charge of a trusted supercargo, was speeding on her way to the scene of the wreck. The stranded vessel was sold for a mere song as she lay pounding on the rocks, but the whole cargo was saved at small cost, thanks lo the prompt action of the owner, greatly to the confusion of numerous wiseacrss who at. the tiuift that efforts wore ma.-lo to save Hie cargo, re- marked that Ctcorgo Poole's stubborn determination not to be Beaten was inducing him to throw away good Better Equipment MEANS Better Service is equipped lo do youV Particular Pr iiil-injv in n mosl. dlicicnt. and suiisl'aclory manner. THONK 1252 for vonr rush order. money after bad. Mr. 1'ooic is an' liorhooil, and few have visited King's active member of the Methodist i comity, who have not hecn entertaiu- chiireh, and a prominent member ofjetl hospitably at his pretty residence the Masonic order. Mr. Poole is a j overlooking Ihe prettiest stretch of universal sodal favorite in his neigh-jihe pintiircstiue. .Montague river. WithonWouhit the heist Whisky 'i Canadian Market is O-; Dear's Spcial Liqueur "The StandafllflHhe Empire" If vou ilrinU drink J. M. DOUGLAS CO; an .Agents, MONTREAL.