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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta mi P68 HERALD fflnilNG CO., LTD. it iL.AUSTIIf. eiHv aai MMaier. ^^W. JMIMN. Sapt ff M DcpwtMit ' srwlM a.OO a year ^'^JM^Month - �.00 Par Znoh >TIm poMlbllitiM flit Lethbridge kottlci tm Buundod far �nd wMe. Wc ka->�'� good start for a great oity itMi we WkBt to hustle it along. A ilHstliag. intelligent, resourceful publicity c ;Mid not jonorely wait foe it to t,|i(A word to farmers. In the select-K^v^^on, of Med-grain, for your own salces he had not Uan IntoxlcMffd would have been aliv.e today. A Stettler paper dispiaj^a a very Clflsh disposition in expressing de -light at the news that the C. P. H. will aot extend its line east froiu th',Te this year. Of course it looks good to Stettler because such a decision means that no town would arise cast of it to rob its merchants of trade. But what of the sottlers who have gone into that country, seventy and a hundred miles from Stettler, under the impression that they were going to have a railroad immediately? . It is worth noting that the late Speaker of the Ontario legislature, Hon. J. W. St. John, and his successor, Thos. Crawford, M.P.P., ranit high as temperance advocates. Mr. Crawford is a big man and so was iir. St. John, each of them weigh  ing over two hundred pounds. Mm ,' 'pad, for tlie aalte of the reputation of ^ I r.|tlM: country get pure seed. The Can- er was before. ' 'Indian West lost twenty million dol-^ lam last year because of foul seed. Kf'iiThe freight rates, threshing rates, coKt of bagKing and hauling are just a* |p�at on weed seed as on Alberta ''Red Nu. 1. The best is the cheapest. Seeding starts in the south coun  try while sleigiiing is still good in th^ north. Southern Alberta is the best spot on this good earth. The Thaw jury has disagreed. Ev -dently a couple of the Jury couldn't be bought. Thaw will be craay now, if he nev- :;One cfTort for prevention is worth a score to overcome an evil. It is -eacier far to keep veeds out of your rIanU'thua to get them out if they 'get* a st rt. Save your time and aioncy and make your reputation for ?>beiag a ^ood tutnar, by being par-; titular on. th.s point. The administration of the Alberta government telephone system could not be in better hands than those of Bon. W. H. Cu�hing. He is a busi-ue.2S man from the ground- up. He believes in conducting bis department so it will bo in the beat interests of the people. The United States government has vji-glvea J. J. U.ll permission to raise >^||OO.UOO,000 in bonds. Our publicity �; conun.ssionor should keep before bis vvvmiud the posaibiHties of Southern Ai er,ta. Jim Hill can do a lot with i uxty million. Uut we hayr no publicity commiBsioncrl 'In the death of Dr. W. K. Drum-; mond, the Habitant poet, Canada > loses not only one of her most il-^ liistflous' literary nten, but also one >.:of 'J\er Ktrongeat nation- builders. : With . his keen appreciation of the Frei^*CaAadiap character so beau -tifuIly.eiKpreaced in his poems, he has given to-Uie Snglish speaking Can-adlane, a deeper and truer insight into: tbt. real character of their . French fellow-citicens.' On the other ' hand, tlt9 peuila of, whom he wrote ' almost iUoiiiite hhn- Perhaps no man withHie exception of Sir, Wil-frill,LaurWr hfw done more to con-.ire some day but an independence by severance, never. The. future of Britain and Canada Will be worked out as one. The pl'ins of the trip the American taagaziBa writer* are taking call for : tiieir (euding a month in tite Weat on the linea from Winnipeg to Calgary to Edmonton and twck. Odr Board of Trade should take Immediate, action to have, these writem. whuM puiblications are read by mil-lionf, come to Lethbridge. No time can be wasted. Immediate action is �ecesaary, if this portion of Alberta ia to n^^ve its share of publicity from this tour of the American |our-naliats. ThcToronto Globe worshipped the ground Clifford Sifton valked on, but it seems to delight to make the path of Frank Oliver as difiicult as t>08siblc. The Olobe should get in touch with the sentiments of western Canada. If it docs it will find that Oliver represents the true sen-timcnits of the west and knows a good deul more about western conditions- than ClifTord Sifton ever did. Probably the faut that ho was not made Minister of the Interior is worrying Tliouias Qreenway more than the new lands regulations. He is simply trying to lie nasty. ft Is there any eerioua objection to . our iiaving one of the watering carts it'' onth* Btniets these days.' The dust ':\':'^:.~^'ia Bnee at times, especially where K excavation for buildinga or water works are near. A wet street would . catch the dust. ' A lied Deer farmer makes the . ' stati^nciit that the product of seven cWs yielded him a revenue o( 180 a isontli. This proves ajgain that - ; mixsd farming pays. ' I�thbridge ' disiri^ fttrmors should not conAne !^,thei^ attention to grain growing. s A They will find lots of money is to be V,, ' audehy keeping dairy cattle, hogs � and' poultry. liet the. Southern Alberta farmer make it a point to do ': .v^ his be�t^,;^o Bupiily the province's do- V," fmands tursbutter, cheese, cgge, pout--^ tri'{ pftrtt sad other Pi^pduce so that ! ute :/-�'� will not have to go out of the .J' iirovinpa fgi'^-these thing*. By:th�^�ii^^^^ we had , _,. Ml temper^ee idem must -> advlt that Iwose wrecks many lives. ^Pr..;: , At Edmonton a man was murdered Hllfc klM. Hi aad Ma eoni|ianio�s frwiMUy 4FN���,)erta, and all that the Alberta administration has done is not to take them away, for which we are very thankful. Calgary is larger than Edmonton and Strathcona put together, yet EXl-Btontpa has received in ordinary assistance more than Calgary even with the Normal school, and tha^ is not counting the capital, which is greater than all else combined, and the university which is the next important institution in the gift of the province. "The Lethbridge Herald refers to favors that the south has received but overlooks what is probably the miost important, which was the appointment of the proprietor of the Lethbridge Hei^ aid to an important position in the premier's department in EM-monton, which doubtless explains the remarkable position taken by his paper." The former part of this remarkable article in no wise refutes the arguments put forth in justification of the governmont's course, but is the same threadbare' plea that Calgary continually puts forth, vii.: "We want a lot because we are big." In the latter part, our. contemporary descends from folly to meanness in practically saying that our support of the government in this matter, has been bought by the appointment of the former editor of this paper .to an office in the premier's department. The insinuation is false upon the face of it. In the first place provincial librarian..is not the prop;-iotor of the Herald, but only one of a company. Secondly, the appointment came to him totally unsought for and had absolutely no strinifs to it. Thirdly, the present editorial policy is in no way infiuen-oed by that appointment. Had been seeking a government position, the Albertan allegation might hsv� had some foundation. But now that the appointment has without any influence being used, been made, and as no more are desired or likely to be received by the Herald, the implied charge is, basolcas and foolish. W� might as well charge the. Alber: tan's editor with being sore because lie wM not.appointed. ' The Celjary papers get excited because the other Journals of the south do not choose to see thing* tfaroifgh tbsir bog-lonaes. And like all exeit-d, angry persons when argument fails tjPsiyiwsort^ to iosinuaiion anil ahua*.; in royal .styla tba first anniversary of Its cltyhood. The Mayor will proclaim a civic holiday. The city will be open.to all Alberta. A comprehensive procession will be the inorntng fcaturv; games and sports will occupy the attention in the afternoon, while a brilliant flroworks display a;id a banquet will probably terminate the day's proceedings. This is a matter in which every oitissn should take an active Inter -est. Such events as these stir up one's civic priile. Get ready for it. Fix up your own part of the city, paint your house if it needs it, repair your fence, clean up your yard. Get out your dags and other jdecora-tions. Celebrate in royal style and start in early to get ready. The terrible frequency of railway accidents during the past months calls for careful investigation. Almost invariably the cause is laid to a broken rail. This may be the real cause or it nay not. If it is, there is aomsithing wrong with the manufacture of these rails. Are they teat-ed thoroughly tiefore lives and property are risked upon their strength and endurance? If they are, whythis frequency of broken rails? If they are not, why not? Is not the honesty of a steel rail of as much consequence as the honesty of a tin of beef, or a barrel of apples? Yet these are subject to inspection. If the e-xcuse of broken rails is not the real cause of the accideikts, what is? The most searching investigation should be given these accidents, Those familiar with railroad life know that it is no uncommon thing for an engineer to sleep on duty and al^ow the fireman to fulfil as best he can the duties of both. Why is this? Is it because they are deliberately shirking or is it because their hours of labor are beyond human endur  ane�7 It is no uncommon thing lor section foreman to apply for new ties and new steel and be refused. Rotten ties cannot be bolstered up to stand t)te weight of present day trafBc. Old steel cannot be repaired. An abundance of spikes even in solid ties cannot appreciably strengthen the rails. What then shall be done? Is ithe public willing to chance their lives and their property, "freight shipped at owner's risk," under such circumstances? Are thay satisfied with a trac^ insiteetion such as a road  master can give by riding on thebiack of a train once in a white? This long continued chapter of accidents calls for inspection by others than those whose policy it is to ensure that degree of safety that will not interfere with the dividends and the increase in the value of the stock The situation seems to �sll for Government inspection. Why should not the Government have track and rmU-ing litock Inspectors on the railroads A defective engine caused the loss of a life at Maclood a few weeks ago. A broken rail is the reason given for the recent disaster �t Chapleau. And so the list might be extended, of bad culverts causing wash-outs, of over-worked employees asleep on duty, of section men not being supplied with rails, plates, ties and ballast. This is a matter of vital interest to tlw public, and demands that action be. taken by those to whom the public welfare has' been entrustsd. It ^ Stand By Oliver. Is the Land Grabbers Who Are Opposing His New Lands Act. Aa Act to bt Enforced. Kfv. R E. Gory Drowacd. Qb May Sth th* aitf certain he is honest, and he ought to bo upheld .and assisted. He has had a hard row to hoc. As you know, he has not been put -ting as much swill into the trough as he might, and in consequence the- hungry swine begin to howl. We believe with the correspondent that Mr. Oliver is doing his best to give tho country the benefit of an honest administration of his great department. Since he took hoM of it there has' not been a whisper a1:)Out graft or corruption connected with it, and this is a. pretty good corticate, especially in view of the depart ment. WANTED. Clerk familiar with coal mine office, to look after pay-roll, etc.,state salary expected, experience and references. Apply Bok C, Herald Office. LUNDY NEWS. The new organ has been placed in the school-house. The music will be much appreciated by tho people of the vicinity. Spring work has been well begun here. Mr. Dan Siple had the honor of being tho first in the field. Two new threshing machines bo -longing to Messrs. Lyons and Walsh will Uo oi>erated in this township during the coming season. Mr. Walsh expects his machine to arrive April 10th, Mr. L. Wilson will be the man behind the throttle. Look out for that engine. The engineer may get thinking some day. that he is again driving "Jim Hills" fast express. Prospects for winter wheat seem the best possible. As yet, no crops have been reported as being danHaged in the least. Dick Hanker has moved out on his homestea.d. Mr. Kcwe bought a handsome |:^ir of horses from AI. Walsh recently.' There is a movement on foot to have a Justice of tho Peace appoint- strikes of this kind is no blow The MuutreAl Herald in discussing the Labour Conciliation Act speuks us follows:- , If Mr. Lcmieux's pbsition upon tho tiuestlon of prosecutions under tho new Conciliation Act which generally boars liis name is correct, there is n gap lu that leg:islation which will have to be lillod in before it can be jvlied on to gchiuvo the prime object for which it was passed. The Lem-Il'UX legislation, as wc have pointed out ever since it was introduced, has its entire raison d'etre in the public interests wliich ore involved in ccr -tarn industries and which suffer by their suspension. It was not passed for the protection of cither or both of tho parties to the lubor-nnd-cap -ital relation. Ultimately, it leaves both of those parties, unprotoctdand unrestricted, to tho issues of imius -tries. But it does assert a right of the peo{jlc as a whole, of the innocent public unaflected by questions at issue but gravely affected by the I struggle itself, to impose certain con ditions that must be observed before the resort to hostilities-conditions which are likely in most cases to obviate the hostilities themselves. Th.at right of the public was given by Mr. Leinieux and was accepted by the entire Parliament, which adopt -lOd, the legislation practically with-'out formal opposition, as the basis 'of its logic. But now we find that i the Act is inelTective except upon invocation by one or other of the parties to a labor dispute. The acts which arc declared by tho legislation to te cr.nias because they contravene the interest of the public-the act of eflnoting a strike or a lockout in . a public utility before a Conciliation Board has passed upon the issue-are now we find, only crimes if the I employer or the employee likes to I call them so. Tlierc is no machinery whereby the Federal authorities, in the name of the people at largewhom this legislation is designed to pro -tcct, may treat them as crimes, and stop them us crimes, and punisbthem as crimes, ^unless a private parson c>in. be .found to come forward and take the onus of prosecution. Now we ha\e no sympothy with those Americanizers of our polity who would like to turn the Govern -~ ment of Canada into a hired attor^ ney for the prosecution of personal grievances. But it does not seem necessary that the Government should undertake the enforcement of laws In vhich the public intercstmny be so groat,' and the private interest so little, as is the case with the Conciliation Act. Surely the pur-po.se of that .\ct is not fulfillod if (as may very easily happen) both sides A the dispute decide that they do not want to be investigated and wouiti rather go right ahead and fight, leaving tho Begi.strar of the Act, and the Minister of Labour, to sit powerless in their offices while the public is robbed of its transpop tation facilities, its light, its fuel or its sources of power. If, as is stat ed in regard to the Taber Coal Company of Allxirta, the officials of the Act have no power to apply it until a private prosecutor appears, there is urgent need for an addition to the legislation in that sense. Otherwise tho law appears to be working admirably. The enormous weight of that forc^ of public opln -ion which is brought into efTcet by the Act is strikingly shown by the result i.n the Springhill coUieries, where the employees have abandoned their proposition rather than face public criticism. Tho prevention of to I Office-Ott Block Phone W Sheith & Cothets LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Rod tatcto. [bumroBot, GiatrtI Our Insurance Depamnent WE REPRESENT: The Cukftdft l^fe AMfraa^e |Cop�My. ] The Yorlehire Fire IntiirMce ?�oapMiy of^ York, EaglMid. The Accident Mid ^OuarMtee CoapMy otl Caoftda. The Awericaa Svrely CoApasy of Nmv '% York. The Boiler latpeetioa aad latOTpaee Co. The New York Plate Olaatlaavraacc Co. ^ WE ISSUE CORPORATE V FIBBUTVpONDS.^ ed.for tl)R district. It does not seem right that it should be necessary to labor, but the best thing that . can puiBsibly happen to it. But themore go twenty five miles.every tints we |valuable the new law is, the more the have a hiU-of-sale Witnessed, or nate 935,000 to help.make up C.P.R. deficit. George Siple. having recovered from his raceint. fall, has gone- to work near ClareshQUn. Hisa JR. Orahain leavea for her home in Kansas shortly. It is with: great regret that we learn of the serious illness of Mrs. A. Welsh of 11-23. Mrs. Pduison and two sons, sister and nephews respectively of Mrs. E. Lundc, have moved to the district. Ur, Ridley is at High River writing on his examinations in Theology this week. The report will be as fctl-low*: Passed with honors, L. W. Ridley. do- regrettable would it be that itshould NEW DAYTON. The^new hotel is now practically complete. ' A,carload of settler's eflects for New Dayton arrived in LetitbrMge on Tuesday. a. N. Hunter is in the. new town to-day with some landmen. Hie re  porta the-sale of land jquite brisk, flve.sections having been sold in the last- two weeks. : H.' Cory is to be assisted :in 'the mansgement of the hotel toy iMr. and Mrs. Dowers, who will arrive on Sat-UKiay. Mr. Cory will devote hisiime chiefly to his large farm and the liv-epy stable. Mr. Connell the A.R. * I. Co. en-Ifinoer was out this week surveying for the sidings here, and a gang.of railway ntco are now puttinj^ insid.-iiigs and switches. be left impotent in any it ought to be applied. case whore NOTICE. B. C. Moore, of the Moore Undertaking Parlora of Lethbridge, desires to call the attention of the public to the fact that he is no' personal relation of nor has he any business connection with Messrs. . Moore and Moore, late of the Moore Undertaking Parlors of Bledicine Hat, of which firm J. J. Moore stands chargedrith diarespect to the dead and obtaining money ui^r false pretences. B. C. MOOBfE WANTED. A good gonerar servant. Apply to Mrs. J. W. Bawden FOR SALE. Oood Seed Potatoes, Apply, J. Sharan, Early Rosa. Hie following bay* strayed from the premiaea of the nnderaigned : 1 bay, g�lding,_brended N on left hip, vinted with N on left ahonldei 1 bar gelding, bmnded B V on right Bbotilder. . ' 1 bay gelding, branded B V^oD right ahoiilder. tev7A on right bij V wid of W eftch will be m for their retani#D' ... REX VIRTUE, Uthbridge. SAVE MONEY NOW - - I ean aell you lot* now in Tabor for $100, that wiU, be lelling at I20O in a month'a time. Qood Farming Land for gale P. RUSSELL Bild Ettete AgMit Tabor, AlU Our Real Estate Peparlaicitt We have a large Bat of city property, h�tiaeM.'t wholesale aad retideotiaL We naat aors. LIST f WITH US. Wc have 7S.O0O acree to tell in large hlocka of \ 10,000 to 20,000 acres at pricee from T^iSO per acre \ up. Wc have choice farms for tele. LIST WITH US. We waat more f We hare 733 acres 15 milei firom town. Goal under every ^ acre. Fall equipment for mine new in operation goes with the property. Over 1400 tons aold locally to settlers last year. S This inveatmunt ia good. There is money in it for a man with ?' f5,000; Balance of purchase price |1,C ahio to audit y�nr f books, iniit your liOBtlily aoooimU mdw yonr ooUactJoiif, AND WB WQ^L DO IT SAnSPACTQIULY. It* iHCI yon 1(0 havo m l�dk cfUr y0ar coimtt. List WM Basincss Fropcrty Wholesale RcsldcBtlal Farn Rancli Your^Haiise I* M IllSQrB Yaor Besiacf s t " Siiie ** fliindlurc - Mtc Glass I Your businesa re^lleUions with will be satisfiactoiy. This we guarantee. YOU WILL KEEP ON DEALING WITH THE FIRM. �t�i>,>,>i iia�Hiia�t>ii�Ma�Mf ;