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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Pago 4. T1IE LETHBRIIX3E DAILY HERALD LETHBR1DGE DAILY HERALD br Tht UtrtU Puklllhlni Ct., LM., iwy liwlul It Hf'tmet, (trwt, Altxrti, Cinidi. PHONII 1224 W. A. BUCK AN AM T. W. QUAYH JOHN TORRANCK ClrcuUtlwi An4 Job 1252 DAILY IUMCRIPTION KATIt 1 Tuar .........I4.M 1 rwr. kr Mil ............I'-" I .........IIJJO S moatht 1 raeoth AAereMei chanced often but' both1 aew jiveo. V THI DAILY HIRALO rOH AT CrWf Driw JlXJUortXeja.. Jlrhfe "d ,L, w: oitlr >-.....-------------'in Book JamleiOO Company. Fernle B. c__Pwcy Seal. Alio on ill C. P. n. THE WEEKLY HERALD Published Wedbcadir in elffh't orraore ftnd contains summary or tae news of the week, local'anfl district Monday, July 15, soloin-lt Is their deliberate effort to 'defend every faction and every, official drlllctied. It Is only right that in .Hlilonunn should defend actions m- council uixl officials when lie Is satis- fied they arc lu I htvpublie Interest but .there is.too much tk'fonce for defence suko solely, too of n desire to decline to accept criticiw because they possess the preconceived idea that this crltlclEin Is dirtied HI I linn) jmljllc office niust remember they arb responsible to llie fuhllc, and. when they are criticised It Is an of public and not ns.prirate Indivldimls. A public body left to do as it liked, the waichrul cys of critics around its'ile-. liberations, i-ould become careless and dangerous. OUR POINT OF VIEW Gait Square is in a stage o transition and it is LOL .possible .t uso the beaches there this season, be a good idea to -have, them ulaccd nt Henderson Park where the would be appreciated. Roosevelt sit.vs that ''no honest mr. can vote Taft." "dlshoacs vote remains spHd.and the honest vote is divided amongst. The otioi'c Ilooscvejt, Uoodicns Wilson the [muds down. will wh The city tomorrow- Here's a tip for it .Saskatoon up un- il last ivcek circuses a day. They decided that fee was far oo sniflll an'u to J500 a day Lcthbridge do the same and do t quick. Some Caigary citiz.eni who find ault with government telephone ystem in that city advocate a muni- pal system. There would be trouble here too. Agk EdmonUmr There nev r was a yet that was ree from trouble. Permanent Labor Commission IT 45 GiUriPUNG t0 know that Hon T'tt Crolhers Miifister of Labor, has announced that he ii considering the advisability of estab lisbing a piermanent labor ccnimissioi, with labor disputes all over the country. The Herald has long advocated such a commission' and minister of labor will gq ahead and complete his plans for Us Mr. Crotbers states tbat'the commission should have pow erg similar to those o'f the railway 'commission. That would be the-only: but such "extensive powers must fhe entrusted to- only such men as'can exercise them wisely The" success or failure depends upon the personnel of the commission more Jaan upon aui thing else. The men on the -co-mmiasiou shouM not" be rabid labor'men or corporation men, but men of judicial mind, impartial sense pf justice and fair men wUh 'nhom points of _fact weigh more than points of law, men in both the geneial the parties to the 'disputei can have-perfect confidence. .No one i? justified in saying that to find iuch avbody of men to form the comhirssion'-is impossible. 'It has not n impossible to find men capable of handling'the. duties of the railwai commies ion, 'and the duties of the abor'commission should be no more difficult'than those of the other. The blind Senator Gore of Okla- homa has a flue iifr, of language. Lis ten to what be Iiae, to say about ih Republiciin party: r Theodore endeatored to breathe the breath of life, of modern progress, into the fied of the Republican paj-ti lie failed The mumjij not Isn t that about ught? In the Obief of get ing much assistance from the people lifiher up in his fight tp clean up the egregated district, like to The Duty of the Newspaper HAT IS THE DUTY .of -the pi-ess in municipal affairs? Ti he silent, or to be the 'meani of conveying, the views of the piibli to the To our mind the !al tcr Is the decided -'duly-- of a- news paper, free and independent, io ex- press its views and'anxious above al for the public' welfare. The trouble with the public Is tha it will not express its news opeul) to the council It looks to the press to do the exposing; and the criticis- ing. Consequently the press runs.up against the views of citizens and when those views contain expres- factor even of rumor of serious Import to the cit) it is the duty of the press to conm those ex preafiiors to the public Mayor and alflerraeh ire not running around looking for protests and criticism" The) more often are mingling with the .men uho agree uith them, and the) Mew the opinions of these men, oftentimes their personal friends, as- him some encouragement a President David tarr Jordan "of "Stanford Urn CiiifftBo' the other day tha.t if that soon wipe ,oufc it' would the Henderson Park, i( not at .the pres- ent moment, will in a few years 0110 of the glories of Lethbrldge. cidentally; it can be made a source revenue for our street railway, by f turlug it as a desirable spot for exc sious from .outilde places In the BU mer, and the. lake in winter, car facilities so cohyenJen will be the rendezvous fpr'all intcroBtcti in winter sports; -Ijj ways and others the park wlirbe e ceedingly helpful to the street raUwu Tho--CaIgHry News Teiegram; whic now HEJd to be a persona) in out piece of Hon. Robt. Kogers, says: The result of the conflict will be that Hon. Walter Scott will-be the head of the Saskatchewan ROT- eminent for mother four but in 'that period the-Borden government will have an oppor- tunity to win the affections, of, the farmers of the west and it 's quite within the range of possi- bility that it will do tbiB and that' it will pave the way for a revolu- tion of prairie sentiment. What will it Another, reciproca rrangement similar to that with th est They might tiationswith Pitcairn Island. Much criticism was Con servaUves against the remarks, favor able to reciprocity made by Congrere man Lentz who went jtlirough the west last-year with the Ohio editors What he bad to say was no more of fentive to. partisans than the remark of J. Leonard Palmer, manager of the Bntinh niknufacturers' excursion made Saskatoon ;thaf''September SI-last was the grefltestc'day for-the British Empire since Apart-from being nonsensical, the remark waaien- out of place. ..The British ihantt- acturers were, going through, .the country ss guests or 'eis of Can ada, and a man who" woiild ;talk poli- LCS in of Mr.' hould have beeAsent back home post the only opinions in es.istence In that mistaken and the news paper, medium through -which publm opinion is removes .this, ialie-Jnipreislon. [If the Herald published all die lit tie rumors and insinuations it is ask-1 ed to publfib it would be nothing than a. scandal-monger, for in Vverv di> of the jear there is some citizen It Tilth an expression of -a whimpering of a scandal, the rumor of a graft or something else of that In these matters the Herald uses its own judgment but in Mvhere a responsible citi- zen, axe to grind, gives cur- rency to an opinion cm or a' criticism of civic afftirc, the Herald is going ghe puWIcitj to that criticism or :hat of opinion It is not joihg; to '.accept all that it bears as rue, but is going io mike best didn't. Wtak LejTder) ultain" bowed the knee to the Gamaliels Saskatchewan A Wiie Tory (Regina Leader) (f Tlie only Contemnve mho made reall) good run it as ihe one Conier- latne candidate ho refused to the knee to Ufe'tiic interests and uho remained firm jn his belief that reel proclty was the right polio The sig nihcance oF this fact abould not be lost on the BordinBjj Interests gov eminent effort to find but whether it IK true, nd it it is, into the paper it goeg That is" what tre consider our duty Another Robiin Failure OVERXJIENT ovinership and ope-rauop do not. seeui to work well in Manitoba and so far.airtliG elevatoi's are concerned the has decided, so "it Is re- ported, to go out of the businegg. They 'will stiH stay with the game .with the telephone -system -but their adminis- tration of this department has bean something awtul as a result -of-which tthe government, to shield themselves, has dismissed the commissioners in 'charge o-f'the system. Some of 'who do not look with favor on the government ownership of'public utili- ties roay tnko failures as an aigument against this way of- handling these utilities But such 'course'nould'not he at all lair It is. not the sjstem of public ONnsrshiu that is at fault, but the uaj the Maul tobu does things With them, the management of public af- fairs is all pol-llcs and no business 'The elevator system was so used to coefcer.and 'intimidate farmers' into voting-for the. that the nihteouB-jindignation of the farmers arose, and refused to patronize the if thes could possibly do anj thing else to get their gram marketed The same thing true hut in a different wa; the tele phone 6} stem The management of it was given fo partj favorites who vvated fat on thsir rake offs and did not care a particle about the service the} were giving to the people, even though Jhe} paid top price for their telephone service When party politics is not allowed to run the administration of public utilities.there Is no reason wh} the) should not he made to pa) and give the best of service One has onl) tp see hon it is 'being done in this province others to prove that public ownership is a success when properly handled The telephone ser- vice in Alberts Is OOP of the great outstanding successes in this lino No business can prosper when it is run purelv inn slraplv for political ends and government business is just the same as any other in this respect Bidly Mlxtd (Winnipeg Press) "Tt is the unenlightened 'policy of certain Liberal the Cai gar) Herald! "to scotT at the idea of Canada building a nar) Hasn't thour busmesa We are .ol.'ji.nti tn tlie C p Prtf- 01 ties and, as such, cm offer }ou abulutoly the heat kuya in any part of the city Be- fore making any purehau, it is certainly werth'your while to our of city ties and farm lajiili EA8IEJT, TEKMt Skeith;