Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta
pp LETHBRID6E HERALD PRINTING CO;. LTD. W. A. BUCHANAN, MaoagiDj Director. W. JORDAN. Supt of Job Department. saBSCRIPTION: la Advance - �1.50 a year Ota I wise - 2.00 a year ADVERTISING: Per Month - 1.00 Per Inch COMPULSORY INVBTIGATION. A CANADIAN CLUB. This city ovight lo be atilc to support a Club simJini- to the Canadian Clubs which exist in Toronto, I-on-n.s and should bo a strong factor in Caimdiaiiizing tlw g1\Sit West." Mr. Oalhiuith is a most capable journalist and a distinct acquisition to Alberta Xous-papcrdoui, but wc doubt if ha takes his mission quite ks seriously ns tb.think of is Sunny Southara Alljerta." Tho same paper haa a splendid tribute to Southern All)erta, from � man who knows what he Is talking about, flere it is: la reply to your inquiry as to what I think of Alberta, will stato that after making three trips to The Lethbridgo strike bids fair to become historic. It appears to ha\\! been the immed.ate cause of legisla- ! f^:^ ?�d th.ir views on leading ^uos-tion now befors the House of Com- Uaiw and vicinity and spending Imtittcr of fact, in no part of tho Do- ! about two months invw.it igating Uie minion is a more intoliigent Canad-! country and'talking with a groiit nions, which will vitally f^ttcct the industrial life and public welfare of Canada. A bill has been brought down by the Minister of Labor with a view to preventing a recurrence of uch conditions as threatened a few weeks ago to cut off the fuel supply from a large part of thsso western provinces. The Oovornment has taken a �tep ;n the right direction- And if the recent labor disturbance here results in Parliament stepping in to protect the rights of the people and to provide machinery for the peaceful hdjustment of such disputes it will have served a very useful pur- P0�3. The exact text of the bill is not yet to har.d. In general, however, it provides that the Labor Department shall offer its services to the parties vn the dispute in the interest of con-cil'iation. The first step will be to secure, if possible, an amicable set-tlemsnt. When this fails the government can appoint a board or commission with power to make a compulsory investigation and render a decision. In the meantime the strike or 16ckout mu.9t cease. Tlje Board, how-ever, has only power to announce its dccisioc, it has no power to enforce it. Public opinion is depended upon to give effect to the finding. The history of legislation of this kind in Canada is not without interest. It is to the credit of the present Government'that it vas the first to establish a DeparimcDt of Lal>Ar and to grapple with these problems. Six years ago it passed a Conciliation Act. which, though pure ly optjonal and not very successful was the twginning of govcmmeijt intervention. A year later, after the trackmEns strike hatl seriously imperilled many iivo.s. Sir Wm. Mulock introduced a bill dealing with such disputes e.s mrigtht, arise between transportation companies and their employer. It was practically a com>-pulsory Arbitration Act. closely following tho New Zealand precedcBt. ISut it navcr became law. It received a very .ndifferenl' support. The Dol minion Trades Congress opposed it, and finally ft was withdrawn in favor of the legislation now known as the Railway Labor Disputes Act. This provides that after attempts at conciliation have failed, a conipul -sory investigation can be demanded. One party to the dispute can demand it,'la. municipality can demand it, or th^iMinister of I�,bor can order .it. The�^: present bill is simply an cx-teriRicn of tha principles of this Act to all di-sputes that interfere with publiC; utilities. Coal mines, telegraph linos" aiid all public necessities of this" kind will come under the pro-teotion of the Act. It is a recogni-ticn of the rights of the people. In all. such di-sputes, there is a third party, the public, which is often the grijat.st sufTeror. Tho Ifgislatlonnow � before parliament w'.ll go a long way toward the protection of the public interest. A well known authority upon economic questions has put the case very concisely when he says: "The public, in its capacity of con-sumier, realizing its complete depen -dence for the physical necessaries and conven,ences of the common life upon tho peacsful, regular and offlclent conduct of these privat-a industries, insists thait this public interest car -Ties with it ciriain rights of Govom-mi3nt. This doctrine does net involve any revolutionar.v interferenoe with or diminution of rights of .ndlvidual or corporate property; it simply asserts tho existence of certain reetric-tior.B upon the abuse of property, in cases where a clear public interest in th� proper use has in fact grown up." The ch'eif criticism of the bill so far is .ts failure to provide (or the emforoemtnt of the decision of the investigating committee. There is perhaps some grounds for this objection, but it must be remembered ituut advanced legislation of this kind can only bo carried forward by stages. To overdo is often to undo. Public opinion will do a givat dea, to com-p^ an aco3ptar.ce of -theBe awan^s, end if more stringent legislation be found necessary, tho working of the proposed law will prepare the way for it. One thing is certain the pub-lie ��lfare nxust be a first consideration. W compnnlbs and unionawant to: fight it out It must not-be to the Iniury of public utilitl^ and at the .oat' of hardship and sulTering to the lWOpl�> Tbe Minister of Labor ia to IM c6mincad�d for hia> prQt�oti'on. ;;Hia WU will be supponUtd by the ov-;;�r.: wbelmiBg wntiment of the coun - tioaa. In Toronto the inambcrship foe i.s a a year, the only additional expense, being the cost of each luncheon. These luncheons are nevier elab-orateiand usually cost about 50c for each person. Tho club only nxwts during the fall and winter 'months. We Would like to see some of our ci'tizcns, like Mr. Mu^rath. Mr. Simmons, Mr. lyes and Mr. Nourso take >this matter up and arrange for tho organization of a club right away. A WISE MOV!:. ian citizonship to l� nmn who conies out The Agricultural Socitty is to be commended upon its efforts to secure a dry farmiing authority of the reputation and acknowledged ability of Mr. Campbell, to visit Lethbridge. The Society also has in view a series of farmer's smokers, 'the intetition hPing to gather together all the men who are tilling the soil in this district and have them relate thoir experiences at a "free and easy" meeting. This is a good scheme. Kotliing is more helpful to a fanner than an exchange of views and experiences vith his follow farmers. found. The ! many fanncreaiid ranchers, I am iroirt the oast i thoroughly convinced that it will wi'lh the idea ot^bringiug enlightenmake one of the best countries for nM>nt where all has been darkness j general �clivorsified farming that t heretofore is lia'Jle to sullVr some j have ever s-oon. severe jo,t8.-Edmontor, News. Thai In tha first place, it, is a wonderful News 18 right. Tliere is as much grass country. I .'.-aw hundreds of sound Canadianism in the west, as head of ciittle and sheep tluvt hae well prepared for a fire, than only half prepared. cans to the Canadian West. They ai\j ufraid the West is going to ba Americanized. Not a '^i't of it. The Americans who are coming to 'this country are beconUng Canadian citizens. They like our laws and our system of governmetit and are i>er- l,o appraciati'd. It is a great sugar beet country. I talked with fanners who raisedilO, 12 and as high as l.') tons of sugar beots per acre and i-ecoivod 85.60 per ton this yoar. Tho sugar beet fac -tory is a't Itaymond, 35 mWaa Iromi fectly satisfied with the new condit- IWarnar, and cost a million dollars, ions. i Tho weather and climate are fine, - jnnd lumber and building material are As a raatter of tact .American cap- i aibout the same price as it Minnesota ital and Amcricon citizens are doing und Iowa, a great deal for the developtr.>cnt of j it looks like a good country to vcm tbia country. They have confidence in , and the strongest thing that I can the future and are prepared to invest i say to back my judgment of the their money in our lands. It is a | country is that I have sold ev�rj'-pi'ty that more of the down East I thing that I owned In Minnesota and Canadians haven't the some con- 'am moving my family to Wamar and fidence. I intend to make it my. future hon>e. Tlie .Edmonton Uulletin issued a splendid Christmas number. It was well printed and filled with interesting matter about the pas't and present life of the Capital of Alberta. Yours truly, T. S. LEFFINGWELL. The Kerr Co. continue to advertisio Southerrv Alberta. This month Ihoy began the issue of a monthly journal which they call "Kerr Land Doin's." It is illustrated ond amongst the familiar faces in tlvo fir.sit num!l>eraro The west can teach tho rest of the j World soinethins about everything, ' i-eraarks the IMmonton Sat.urday jXews. For instance down in Alix I the other day, the people gave us a wirnUiia ir. fire-fighting which I venture to say no firemen's conv�nt'ion ever d scusscd. The Imperial Hotel EDITORIALNOTES. tethbridge should extend an in -vitation to tho Alberta Union of Municipalities to meet here next vear. That was a good stroke of LibcrAl leader Macdonald to induce thoit clever and resourceful young states roan. W. W. B. Mclnnas to resign his position as govTcmor of the Yukon and enter the political campaign in n.C. Macdonald and Mclnncs wilt make agreat team. 'tlio.se of n. H. Owen and T. S. 3Iac- i Kcnzie. There is also a photo of the Merrill home at Magrath. The little monthly has a page dovo't�sl to flattering tributes to Southern Altci'ta, from men who have located in this i district. i in that town took fire and the cor- r.'spondcnt of tho Stettler Indei-Kyn dent sent his p�por a vivid account Hon. R. F. Green's resignation from the B.C. government makes the prospects of a Conservative victory very blue. The Liberals ought to have little difficulty in winning ir. British Columbia. The present government there is weak, incapable and corrupt, and is unworthy of the task of administering the aTTairs of such a rich and enlightened a province. One of our New Year's resolutions should be to patronize Alberta products, that is one way we can help this province along. Raymond Sugar should be the only sugar used in Alberta- It is high grade sugar and is made in Alberta from Alberta grown beets. The C.P.R. should be made to carry tha mails along tho Crow, no mat tor how late the main tine trains may be. The company is paid to carry a daily mail and tlie people betw�en l>unroore and Nelson should see that it performs its duty. It will not bo long before the vital question in this city is "Has Oas Bean Discovei�d?" Tbo introduction of a daily train service oh the AJberta Railwoy will be a big thing for Lethbridge. At the annual meating ,f the Canadian Bank of Commeroe, which will be held in Toronto on Tuesday, January 8th, a very flattering statement will l)o prosente 'n tie Mahomot \iririciple. If a >n; '>ay doesn't pass through .� i -wn. ih' latter wasters no time in languishing away in solitude, but immediately moves o^er to the railway, � leaving the old town site bare prairie aa it in the days when buffalo and Indian.'? roamed over it. In a buoyant country like ours, it is a pretty larg-e obstacle that a community cannot overcome. Did you ever notice the watering cart peddling water to the R.N.W.M. P. barracks? Why should it bo? Why doesn't tho city and I>ominion government come to some arrangement, so that the city can give the barracks tho benefit of the waterworks. What vquld be the matter with nwiking a ,'d^!.. whereby the city should make' tho connection and supply the water, with an agreement that if at any time the police went out of existence the city should get this property for park purpose*. Curler Miqiielon of Calgary got off a wry good Joke at the curler's banquet lout week. In speaking, of thu visit to t4�o Lethbridge Brewery he said tliat the Calgary beer oxcelted that mode in Lethbridge in ono respect. The brew there maccamo such favorite last season, will be given. Babe Mason, the youngest and highest salaried child star, is cortai'n to please I when sho sing-s, "If wo hadn't any women in the World" and "Wo all Walked Into the Shop." The duct "Why don't you try?" is^destined to prove a winner. Halcyon Martin's catchy songs, "No'body Knows My Numiher" ia said to be flno and "My Wife Won't let Mc " is bran now. REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE Established 1891 Real Estate For Sale in all parts of the City. ONLY THE BEST AND MOST RELIABLE INSURANCE COMPANIES REPRESENTED MONEY TO LOAN I Lethbridge, Alberta. .o.o:o^o.o.o^o.o^o.,o.v.o.oA3o'oo:o:o:'ao:oiao:oio:^^ Eeiftbridfle Troii RiorRs Co>> Ltd Iron Castings and Machine Work Structural Steel Columns, Sashweights MILL AND MINE SUPPLIES ValvM Pipe Bar Iron TRACTION ENGINE KEPAISS Miners* Tooto Babbit Metal BOILER REPAIRS OF ALL. KIN COMPETENT BOILERMAKER SENT OUT WHEN REQUIRED o'o.oyo'o n:o:'fT'~):o;o;o:o:Q:o CHOICE SELECTED LANDS IN THE DISTRICT We Have Exclusive Sale of the Choicest Lands In Township 9, Range 18 ; Township 8, Range 17, and a large selection of the best lands in adjacent districts. We ooniemplate opening several local branch offices in Southern Alberta early the coming �eaion, but at present all our business will-be conducted from our General Od:ces at Dttluth, Minn. The RUSH THIS SPRING will be the greatest known in the history of Canada West, and � advise intending purchasers to COME NOW And make your selections BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE GETS YOUH OPPORTUNITY M. C. KNOWLES, General Agent Duluth, Minnesota. 4 C. H. Devlin, Ldboral, was elected in tho Domslnion bye-oleotion in Nico-I�t, Qu�. i New Effects in Cut Glass , Our recent importations in- clode an assortment of Eng-\ lish Rock Crystal, quite > different from that hefe-to. fore shown. The CtjMkt U�clt Is betvtcT nJ tha cattiQ^a intfet tkan hit or uiber ytira-tb* cSeci U even more picaclog II diSera from "Blrka* Out aiiaa" la that li ^epeada no>� upon lu arilalle tt^ctty of de-alf n, for lia beaaty rather than brliilaBCT. Rose Bowls, Flower Centres, Decanters and Jugs are most prominent in the assortment, some of which come tmounted in sterling silver, others plaia. ;W. J. Armstrong ; JEWELER ENOBAVEB f OPTIOXAM. X I Aaentfor BSZXPIAK08 2 O. W. KERR OO. Lethbridge, Alta. (Minneapolis, Minn.. Head Office) LANDS 4N BLOCK Retail or Warner Town Property ATClfr COONS, AGENTS --And also General Real Estate Dealers------- LIST YOUR PROPERTIES With us. With our States connections we can probably reach more bujers than any other dealers. COME TO US TO BUY.