Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 5, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta
TRB LKTIinRIDGK DAILY Juue 5, LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED W7 fry lxc Herald PuWliKlnj Co., Ltd.. Henlr.g at I'.i Sixth Street, Lelhcrtdgf, Albtrti, Ciiarfa. W. A. BUCHANAN D.rector T. W. QUAYUE Editor JOHN TOKRANCS Ed.tgrli'. Repcrtcrlal And Oepartme-t 1224 PHONKi Advertlilrf Clrcu'itlen Ar.4 Jcb Dtpirtmmti 1252 OAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES ortta is dwired. tut totti clw addresses THE DAILY HEPALO FOR SALE AT Drvs k McdJclRi X. Ncrthtm. Slore: G Crjntrcck. 8. BA4 Co; 0. Rfilceclce To-jflj A Co R. W. Vreg Co, Clt, Fcrnlc, a. Hsll en C.P.H. THE WEEKLY HERALD WedaMiay in t'.gM oFThore fl-cd a y of lie of ite local district .........f 1 3 niostM in He i dcalts in ........Tfre. DOES NOT REFLECT ON MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP M AYOR SHOUT of Edmonton is on a visit to Calgary to con- fer with the local authorities on the municipal railway sys- tem. In the fuel that lately there lias been a tilt against publicly owned utilities of this description, an interview given lo the Morning AlbcrUm is interesting. The ivtisuns given lo explain why Ihe street railway in Ed- monton shows a loss in operation are worth reviewing. The mayor allribules tlie failure to the fact'that Urn Hudson's Buy Co. have held 2000 acres of land near Hie heart of lite city out of use until last year; Ihis land has only recently been subdivided and is not yet occupied, and us a result the population of the city has been spread over a large area and all the public utilities hove been carried unusually long distances to serve the population. Unlil this and other large vacant areas arc built upon it will be difficult to make the slrcel railway pay. The slrcel railway is .further required to bear tfie cosl of paving between the tracks and for two feet on either side nf the rails, and also hears ils share of bridge construction, the capital account on the new two million bridge chargeable being a very considerable item. Under the system of municipal government .in Edmonton the commissioners are. not responsible to Ihe peo- ple, but are appointed by the council, and this condition is said to be responsible for Ihe operating aldermen lay- ing out Ihe track and outlining the business policy on which the commissioners have'to work. Mayor Short, however, does not agree with this argument, contending thai Ihe loss by non-paying extensions does not amount to as much as Ihe usual watered stock of corporation companies. The lesson to he derived from Ihe experience of the slrcel "railway .system in Edmonton was used as an argument in support of granting the franchise for a street railway to a private com- pany al Medicine Hal. taking into consideralion the facts which militated against the system showing a profit, the example WHS nol a fair one. Xor can it be said Ihul il affords any salutary wariuni against the adoption of a system which in Ihe long run has pro veil the wisdom of its institution. teclion, did go tip in !hc r.ilio? 'Ihe word was given U> gradually till Ihe mills with tVwh-Cuiiadiuiis. who would work for a dollar a. day less, and whole villages had nothing bill these people iu llll'lll. Then the coal mines were (tiled with Hungarians. Polos, and gradually as lliese people wanted mure wages UK- Italians, Greeks and south Europe people were brought over and tilled ali the mills as Hii'i are tocl.iy. Go lo the Pai'itic Mills and you will liml Urnly liUi- spoken. You sowed, and must now reap. If the been increased to the decent American, and norlh Europe people, when the money made by the mills increased, you would still have line people in your villages, but help was (he order. You got il, and now do not kick when they vole you mibt reap as you sowed. If Ihe mills had paid as big wages as they could, not all the lime culling them dovui, you would be better oil today, more wages and more Ir.ule all over ihe country. Protection has lilted Ihe pockets of a few, bill free trade you would be rich and prosperous, be- yond the dream of any spread eagle cilimi. The Montreal Witness makes Ihe following interesting com- ment on the above letter: Where did Ihose go who wcie displaced? They went lo lake' advantage in one way or another of the great natural wealth of the country. What has really made wages higher in the United States Ihan in Europe has always been the fact thiil the country's Delicious, Wholesome and Digestible The ICE CREAM we make is rich, smooth and wholesome. Pure-country cream and natural fruit flavoring. This is why our ICE CREAM is so popular. THE FLORENTINE .What Others Think Mr. Ptlltlicr Up lUndfajr PtMt) Mr. Bo'jrajsH-s reference Co ilr. Pelletler as a rank hjpocrite b well merited. Mr. Hclletler ts nothing bill 4 political adventurer, a soldier ot for. i" n >i 1------i 3 "Jtivufccu in U iw greal growth culled for men, men, and more men. I ill recently, jcvcry Poiiii0i nt to, been [here was always a place on the land, and the man who could get .i foothold there saw his faun increasing in -value. When the last recourse of luvc limits, labor _ lo sulVer and labor w ars set in. Tlie crowds of Europe are stifl flowing across the sea, tempted by the higher wages paid, oulv to lind that of the comforts and the joys of life lhc.se wages will not buy them more Hjim they have been accustomed to. The point at which expansion ceases lo cry loudly for every- one who can work has nol been reached in Canada and the hum- an tide is now heading this way in all ils molley variety and in- iplabk-ness. But in Ihe t'nilcd States the time has come when the high cosl of living artificially created has rendered the work- i life a distress rather than a.pleasure, and has cabined Ihe enteiprise of Ihe country within ilself. OUR POINT .OF VIEW The slarling of the coal mines on full shifts again will mean much for the miners, and incidentally for Ihe business men. The wheat is growing and so is everything else. "With the crops Iwo weeks ahead of last year an early harvest Is in bight, and good limes. tuui H trdltcr to each. Originally a Co.iEerratlvc lie became a follower of Honoro Mtrder, aba'-doalng Men his power and "nas thereafter tor a period of >ears a Conservative again. As a result at a quarrel with the Conservative chiefs In 1531. arlsin- out of the general election ct tbat year, he showed In wds not encouraged, to revert to Liberalism. Tbus tabooed bv both parties, ho embraced the Nationalist cause fervor; and, with bU po- litical experience and plitform skill, he v.-as a welcome recruit. Jt .was an out-ajjd-out Nallonaljsi tic Free Press, that ha tcoS rqrt fn the list Dominion cam- paign and secured election in Quebec county. He owes his place In the Uofden government to the interven- tion .of. Mr. Bojiasaa and Mr. Laver- the Nationalist chiefs claimed and obtained from Mr. Dorden the rigtt to pick the. French ciinlEters. Tbey .ostracised Uie. reaj Conserva- tives, wto had been faithful to the through adversity, and three ol then- own Kan- iel and Pelletier. Mr. Pelletler, com- OLYMPIC WATEHKVr June 14 July 5 And fteyjllrly 3J3 MAIN STREET, beypol his >..T offlco kicked lcU be mounted. He a> a Coniervatire, and at tbe Toronto lormallj denounced hU for- mer alllet and dlHEsodtted btmMlf from tbein. Soarajsa In replr rdleUer (he cootempt oi people ot all putt- let and nets, loj It. Mr. -PelleUer knoics, howcter, on wblch Eide ME bread Is buttered. Af- ter twehtj- wandering In the sot going to lei a qdlxotlc gdliertQct' u> priaclplea'whlcb he M a meaoB of escape from political obMytoa, drive him from confortaVla Icto tbe stomi and UM' niskL Mr. felletler1! fortune t: made.. he Is ably office ind-ible to htai- .wjth Joj ot chopping of! the heads ot JJbtra! vmlmuUn, and to pcopla drop' Into beforo made lie and lucrative lob. will It ?sfe to iiy. bis for. tunes to the tMt o( a of'ihe plc of QupSec. To do to 'would ba to inrlto Irremedlablf oOTbt- le-s apprecfitei the. position: 1C he does not UM partr niauctri do. They ippr to prost by trflion, but f they will cot maki Ibe or the ot an oppor- of wtTlmt irhat Ulak about his betrayal of hly rttcutn. Farmers siiould make it a point lo attend the Lelhhridgc Exhibition. There will be une.of the finest showings of live stock ever seen in the west. The influence of the Presbyterian Congress, held in Toron'o, ivill be felt from one end of Canada lo the other. There should he guile an impetus given church activities.. The Medicine Hat Times invites Harold Kiley lo quit the party, it isn't so Ions ago (hat Harold joined (he parly. The Times should be more generous and.give Mr. Kiiey a citance. If the Senate never does anything worse tlian allach a refer- endum rider lo a Rorden-Pellelier naval hill (here will, .ho voles in favor of its being abolished so far as Western Canada is concerned. The case will have-lo he laid iipon- some- other grounds. AX EMPIRE POSTAGE STAMP ACCORDING lo the Hamilton Herald an English newspaper man has conceived Ihe idea of a postage stamp for the Brit- ish Umpire. His proposal is thai all stamps in Great Britain ant the overseas dominions and colonies of Ihe Empire shall bear the. words "British Empire Postage'' and a portrait of the sov- ereign, as well as the name of the country where il is issued anc (he denomination of the stamp, "il would be a splendid innova- writes Mr. Love, "if Ihe postage stamps of all Brilish .colonies, dependencies and protectorates were lo have impressed Upon them the words 'British Empire Postage.' The idea is lhal all the postage stamps of Ihe Empire might he of one design, the only diifcrcnce being the names of the dominions from which they are issued and the amounts. The stamps could he uniform in color throughout Ihe Empire, Ihe Id. stamp of the United Kingdom being of the same color as the Id. stamp of New Xca land or the of Canada and so on.'1 Siich a .stamp if brought into use would serve the very yse- ful purpose of accentuating Ihe large number of component parls comprised in the great Empire on which the sun never sets. The Senate is now being attacked for- attaching'a rider lo bill designed to prevent Frank Cochranc from buying branch lines of the I. C. B. or building a new road without Ihe .consent of parliament. Tbe Senate is busy on the job Ihe privilege of representative government for Ihe people. Now thai Mr. Milchell lias got a seal in the legislature cinch ed the Opposition'press are robbed of one more'ground for grouching. Of course there is still the patronage question leff The government is learning from experience that it is poor policj to feed the enemy. The Toronto Telegram is suffering from a severe attack o Hysterics over the Renale, calling for a referendum on the Naya 3ill. Il is one of those imperial papers which denounces every ihing Liberal in Canada and cheers for rebellion against King George in Ulster. The Toronto Telegram is rapidly becoming joke. PROTECTION AND WAGES nrilE BOSTON NEWS BUKEAU prints an interesting letter 4 from a mill man formerly employed in Massachusclls bu now at work in Bradford, England. Speaking from twenty years of Ills Uniled Stales lie puls in a'strbng plea for free trade. It.is a common fallacy thai wages in a comilry where iii jir'oleclion is in vogue are really; higher than in a'free trade coun fry, bill in (his spurious belief no account is taken of Ihe facl lhal the necessary rise in prices of wages do nol rise in tlie: same ralio. This is distinctly the argument based fron espericnce of the. Bradford man in his correspondence lo tin American journal. He days: I have been for over twenty-five ycnrs in your great and glorious country and.know il as well as you do. 1 remember when your mills were full of decent Ameri- cans, English, Irish, Scotch and Germans. When the prices of food and living expenses went up owing to pro- Lumber Having taken over the saw mill at tlie River Bottom, near the road bridge, we are prepared to offer to the general public Lumber at Greatly Rer duced Prices, ranging from (o per Thousand, including Khiplip, and ijonrds up to sixteen fuM In length, also a specialty in 12 Inih square timbers uj> lo forty feet in length. We also carry [.ostsj and a largt: amount ol wood and sawdust at very low prices Our terms a-o fli-ot cash. Call and see us. The Belly River Lumber Co. A. H. KNIGHT, MOR, PHONE 1553 P. 0, BOX 660 The Lowell J So, you retird Bloetown u the tra of the unlvtrx! viiitor.; Yes; we appear to I'-and itlll everything elie ui, plained UK native.' I. I In the Highest Degree Profitable Some mfp figure that as the mercury climbj upsjlesyijifalldoTni. And figuringthttwty, fete is kind, and does not disappoint tbem. So there hu grown up a commercial supersti- tion that. Summer is a dull season. No greater iallacy has ever gone so long un-' challenged, Summer w dull season for many but there is no' fundamental reason why it should For instance, take typical that ol the Canadian, Wallpaper manufacturers, They, wiibed to secure their placing from, the 'peelers before the early American lines are offered. Through edueaf tipn by they the to start the middle of June, instead of the mi of and they now beat their joreifa competitors lo the market by nearly UtrM monthf. Perfaapi you (ace a selling problem that cation' by Adverttiing will wive. Perhaps your. Summer business the tonic erf Summer Advertising. As ihe mercury elimbt up to its highest degree, increate, ratW' than slacken, your Adverting and selling find it kitt degree. You will Aim M mite, i I MmM.