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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR the lethbrid6e THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 Published by the Lethbridfct Herald Printing Co., Ltd., every lawful evening at !ts office, Sixth St.. Lcthbridge, Alberta. Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN-Manasing Director JOHN TORRANCE-Bualnei* Managef PHONE: PHONE: Editorial, Keportorlal and News Department 122 4 J, delivered ... 6 months. (Jclivered . S montlis, uelivered . 1 month, delivered Advertlting. Circulation and Job Dep.irtmenJs 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES ...... S4.00 1 year, by m.11! ...................... $3.00 ,...... $�.00 6 months, bv mall .................... $'.50 ....... $1.00 S months, by mail.....................75 ........35 1 mciuh, by mail ..................... -25 >ni!seg here, with the exception that the Sherbrooke system is privately owned : The Sherbrooke Railway and Power Co. operates a railway of aboiit 11 miles aroimd ShcrhrooUe, Que., witb a suburban extension to Lcflnoxville, three miles. It also conducts a power and electric lighting business, in competition with the municipal organization. Th9 street railway property first operated under the name of Ihe Sher-broolie St. Uy. Co., tmder a charter granted by the Quebec Legislature in 1835, \\h;n the population of Sherbrooke was about 9,000. For some years the railway, was operated in a 3)e.rfunctory manner, and allowed to lapse into a state of decay, largely due to it not being considered a profitable property, and not worth developing. In � 1909, when the gross earnings on a small mileage with limited rolling stock were only $31,323, the Sherbrooke Ry. and Power Co. was incorporated by the Quebec Legislature, to take over the property and franchises of the Sherbrooke Sf. Ry., as well as certain water power right,s held by the British American Land Co., an old -English company then being Avound tip. The reaultant combination produced public utility company with a wide field of activity. At the time of the combination, Sherbrooke had a population of about 17,000, and in view of the contemplated rapid development of the city, due to the influx oif numerous industries, it was proposed to reconstruct practically the whole system, and replace nearly the whole of the rolling are in almost general use en the sys?-tem. On a small system, during the major portion ot the day, the traflU' is very light, aiid the tiucs-tion of a few. men's woges often means the difference between profits and the passing of a dividend. It generally devolves itself into a question of the advisabil-, ity of decreasing the service, and thesreby reducing ' the traffic b.y causing people to walk, or else putting on an expensive, frequent service to entice tratHc. On thi.s system, after considerable study, it was believed that just as good, if not superior, service could I'oe gi\Tn with a one man car crew. Soi, in Dec., 1913, most of the cars were changed over from the rear entrance type, that entrance being blocked, and another door added-at the front of the car, the . front one of which is for en-' trance, and the other for exit, the entering passengers passing in trynt of the uiotorman-oonductor, who proceeds without h.iving to await for a signal, as soon as the' passengers have entered tlie car. The !achines specified? . ! seen how the public can be made to suffer by the ; ~?P5?ri!^s.."l"f.*5?*!??.?'. But that is not all. Harvesters, and ,reapers j freedom which a tariff gives for the exploitation; are not the only articles used by farmers in their ,,{ ^^e consumer to the benefit of the manufac-' Industr>'. There is a string of otheris such as ^uj-er. ploughs, harrows, and so on, on which the dutyj_-_ - ___ still remains. Like Sindbad the Sailor, the gov-' ernment is in the grip of the old man of high tariff", hoisted on its back by the "interests" to whom it looks for sustenance for its poUtical life, ^ ^ay suit Mayor Hardie's purpose to frown It lia^dly dares to acknowledge this, and makes a ^^^^ the creation of rural municipahUes in ficUtious show of independence by the solilar}', Southern Alberta, but his attitude on the proposal make-believe crumbs of relief which it throws to , placed before him doesn't brand him as the man tlie/armer. . v i the people of Lethbridge thought him. _____ Free wheat with its sequence of wider mar- the mayor will reconsider and do what he k.ets^s denied to the farmers of the West for fear ^lake Lethbridge a real city bv starting at of offending thennterests of the east. The foun- q^j^ logical starting point dations of Canadian prosperity, are neglected, and agricultural progress and development arrested by a tariff which panders to the manufacturer to p^^j another column what is being done the detriment of the agriculturist. Other govern- ^ private corporaUon in Sherbrooke, Quebec, ments have shown themselves progressive, but j, ^^^jt^^. ^j- one-man-one-car method of the-Botden government stagnates m a pool in its ^ running street cars. This cites an actual exper-desirc to please its masters, the vested mterests. i ^^^^^ ^rhUe wc are not yet convinced the sug-The vast jiroblems of the western farmers are ; ^^^^.^^ best way out of our difficulties, act- Vancouver, 13.0., April 6.-A new speeti record for a run through the Fraser Canyon - wns made Sunday morning by a special train of locomo-tlvo and caboose, which sought to save the lite ot 'Robert Bunt, a CPU. engineer, who was crusJiod by a train as ho tVied to cross the tracks between frelgiit cars .rtt'NortlL-Bend. Three hours alid � ten � minutes after leaving'North Bend, Bunt was being lifted oft the train at Karaloops. Making allowance for a stop at Lyttoii for taking on a surgeon, the train nvoiv aged better than niilea an hour for tho J.40 miles. Bunt " died  sliortlr affer reaching the Kamloops hospital. Ho was titty years old, uumanied, and u nnihe of the Orkney Islands. FARMER ALLOWED OUT ON SUSPENDED SENTENCE Brandon, Man.. " April 7.-Robert Love, ,t|le well-known farmer, who was convicted here,'on -Saturday ot ob- The publicfs choice for 40 years, and still without a rival. Sold by all first-^ class dealers, cafes and club�.' talnlng ?.'j.77 from^ tlio Ciuiadian Bank of ComuiRreo under false jn'stencos, was at tliia nioraiiiH'.s jiolico ooiirt. allowed to t;o on KUspendcHl scntouco. ' Your Health ^ Question ^ Keeping well is largely a ' ^^^^ matter of keeping every. . '^^^ organ normally active. Livers. that slow down and stomachs that falter need this Tonic ...... Laxative- ' At all Oruggii^ anil Store* throughout' Canada 25 and 60 cents FOR BETTEil NERVTES. Abbey's "vita" Tablets The Btst Nerve Tonic J We hope can the the rural districts. left to work themselves out against barriers' ^vluch, in spite of those who know their biisiness best, the Borden government has made no attempt to remove. The tariff policy is one of soaring higher, witii a fatuous attempt at appeasing rather than of relieving the Western farmer. Free agricultural implements and wider markets liave been denied to the men of the West. No regard has been given to their particular industry. Even the wild birds in the provision made in the Borden tariff appear to have receis-ed greater con-.sidenition than the prairie farmers. experience is a hard argument to debate against. Certainly the one man car crew proposal is worthy the fullest consideration. w STREET CAR ECONOMY. ITHOUT any particular reference to the "one man one car" policy contemplated by the commissioners, there appears to be room where economies can be effected. That is to say il^ suggestions are of any practieal value. ' If the cost of "juice" enters into, and makes a considerable difference in the problem of lowering the cost of operating the street car sj'stem, then attention might be drawn to the running of tiie White Gar line. Frpin the direction in which the cars are run at present there is no attempt made to lake advantage of the grades. Along thirteenth Street South, and' particularly on Ninth Avenue South, it is practically up-hjll work. IWhereas if the running was reversed the cars could practically, allowing of course for stoppage, The western farmer will frame the one word "sop" when he reads the budget speech and hears he is to get binders and reapers five per cent, less duty burdened. He'll pray for a good harvest just for the fun of using one of those cheap binders. The mere fact thtit he pays the same old [duty on his ploughs and di.scs and drills and crushers and threshing machines and engines and other impediment of the farmer's calling, will vanish in the bright light created by that five per} cent, less duty on binders and reapers. Well, one thing, Sir Lyman .Tones won't needlto lie awake nights figuring Avays and means to steer clear of the poorhouse. AH the Beav/iful Hymns and Anthems that delight you on Easier Sunday are yours to hear and enjoy all the year round, if you own a Vicflrola. Ask your nearer Records for you. If the duly on agricultural iinplemeiits is lowered by the Borden government, it will not be done voluntarily, but because that government feels that it is compelled to do so in order to insure its safety and to salve over the opposition from farmers ^all over the Dominion. But whatever may be the cause, the farmers are beginning to wish that the government would either act or get off the stage. They i^re not going to wait forever We carry a full line of Victor Victrolas, together with 3000 records, yisit pur Victor Depg^rtrnent to-day, and hear ybiir favorite song or music MASON & RISCH, UMlTED 404 5th St. B;/'Jiryan Block; VICTOR DEPAIRTMENT Phone 791. 21 Western Branches ;