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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Herald PRINTING CO., LTD. W. A. Badum, Managing- Director and Editor. SUBSCRIPTION In Advance a year Otheriwse a year ADVERTISING Per Month per quarter section lying alongside his homestead, or separated therefrom by only a road To secure a, title for his homestead and his pre- emption it will be n.'cessary for to complete the requirements requi- site for him to receive letters patent for his homestead; to_ reside either ou. his homestead or pu his pre-emptioix for six months in each of six succes- sive years; to cultivate, in addition J to his homestead requirements, fifty j acres, either oa his homestead or on the pre-emption on the terms set Inch forth. The price shall be 53 per acre; one third will be payable expiration of three years, and the _; balance in iive equal annual instali- More proof that Lydia E. Pink- DR. ROBERTSON ON RURAL TERIORAT10N J merits, interest at the rate of 5 ham's Vegetable Compound cures DE-1 per cent. sick women. y Miss M. R Morin, 335 Ontario St, There is one other limitation of the Montreal, writes to Mrs. Hakham: The following clipping is from speech by Dr. Jas. W. Robertson be- a area to which these provisions apply. In any township in which eight or I was in very poor health and doc- tored for months, receiving very little benefit- I had lost all ambition, was rQMvC'i'.u. j A. i i fore the Agricultural Committee of more sections have been Accepted oy nefTOas> mnd Abject to dizzy spells and the House of Commons. "We have come to a stage in the history of said Dr. Eob- ;ertson, "when there is not only a heed for advancement in agricul- ture, but a chance for it as has never occurred in the history of the race. Up till now, agriculture has been a matter- of muscular labor, with only a little intelligence .thrown' in. In the Maritime Prov- ince there has been no progress in 'agriculture for thirty years, either in yield per acre, or other ways. The truth is not always popular, and it can-only be with regret that I believe I see the deterioration of the rural population. You Cannot take out of a population the pro- auy railway company as" 'part of its painful periods each month- laud grant, it will not be for "A friend suggested Lydia E. Piluc- homesteadars. to avail themselves of the pre-emption privilege. This is an proper me. I procured a remedy and began tak- gressive, forceful, youn; out deterioration." men with- important qualification and should ing-, and before it was finished, I felt so much better that I continued its use and it thorough test, with the result I am txnday well and a much healthier girl than I was three years ago. I have no more painful periods, dizziness or nervous FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN. For thirty years Lydia E. Pink- Vegetable Compound, made be borne in mind. Another important feature of the bill is that providing for the pur- chasing of a second homestead. Any person who has a homestead any- where in Western Canada, and has se- cured his patent or has completed the requirements necessary to secure Ms and been the patent can purchase 160 acres at the. standard remedy for female ills, rate of per acre, in three annual and has positively cured thousands of installments. The purchaser must re- women who have been troubled Tvith side upon the quarter section for six displacements, months in each year, must cultivate fifty acres, and must build a house worth at least If the purchas- TORIES ARE FAVORED IN THE MANITOBA LISTS As ed homestead is within nine miles of l jthe original homestead, residence up- o the need for advancement in ion either homestead may be accepted agriculture such statement is only a truism with regard to any industrial art or occupation. The general sta- tus of any art is always.below ideal and below even a realized status in particular cases. In showing .agriculture. may be improved or in showing the need of improvements, .Dr. Robertson is displaying the'qual- ities of leadership which have already won him distinction. In his regret at the loss of strong young men from, the farms his experience is not dif- ferent to what that of others will ;continue to be with regard to the same matter. The demonstration of the applications of science to the art of agriculture will in time give dig- nity to agricultural pursuits and farm work -will engage the attention, of stilled and "strong On the other hand there is a constantly op- erating' tendency, to deplete tiiscomi- try of strong men. In our day of wide reading the ideals that most stir young readers who devour our history and literature generally find in the strong centres at "men rather than in the isolation of the farm. Many prominent figures get their resource and fores from the vigorous youthful days on the farm but the theatre of accomplishment is the throbbing centre where the com- munity pulse inspires. as residence on the quarter section. Purchased homesteads may only be acquired within- such townships in- cluded in the area set forth in the bill, as are specially designated for that purpose by order of the govern- ment. There is also the same provision with respect to pre-emption. The go- vernment is thus empowered to select the townships within this-area, in ing-down feeling, tion, dizziness or nervous prostration. Why dont you try it Mrs. Pinkham intitea all sick women to write her for advice. She has gniided thousands to health. Address, Lynn, and Alberta and the Yukon and continues the Act known as the .Northwest Territories Representation Act, -which, by the way, was an act passed by a Conservative ment. Section 42 provides for the ap- JUST A DODGE Above the signature of William C. Ives, the chief Conservative mogul of i "X This mil continue to be the case in enroll which, it will be possible to secure Polntment of enumerators., who shall pre-emptions and second homesteads. make aU the -voters' lists and post The bill' has been introduced in the them da3rs before election day. House of Commons, but has not come Section 49 provides that the-enum- up for its second reading. i erators will deliver a list to the dep- uty returning officer before eight o'- cloek on the morning of polling day. Section 62 provides that any: per- son whose name is not on the voters' list may vote by taking the is a British subject, is 21 years of age, has lived, in the el- ectoral district 3 months and in the province 12 months prior to the day of election and has not received any money or other reward to influence makes' no provision'for the registr'a- j Tote. _ tion of voters in Alberta, I would Is that not enough to satisfy any like to suggest that you take the' man that Mr Ives is working the matter into your own hands and for j strings on a bugaboo? It is as clear that purpose and in. order that our 'as daylight that he does not have to member for the House of Com- j register or to be put on the voters' mons may be selected by you, and j list in order to have a vote. As long not by illegal votes, I invite you to as he is a British subject, 21 years vu is -JiT-y, i QUO wing -very choice morsel has been given publicity. ELECTOR'S REGISTER To the As the Dominion Election Act the Tnflin On the other hand, men like Dr. Hobertson. are doing much to encourage a wholesome interest and respect for farm work and life partic- ularly by their, interest in the rural school and by their attempts to de- centralize the advantages .enjoyed by stronger communities. It is particu- larly desirable in our country that display an active interest in the im- provement of rural conditions. THE NEW LAND BILL Copies of the new measure intro- duced in the House of by Hon. Frank Oliver, amending "the your names on a list at my J of age, three months resident in. tlxe office at your 'earliest convenience. Please understand that this enroll- ment in no way pledges your vote to any or either of the candidates. w. c. IVES. Lethbridge, June 12th, 190S. Our friend Mr. Ives, like the repre- sentatives of his party at Ottawa, seems to delight in making insinua- tions. He wants to appear before the public as a a man who will prevent the people from los- ing their franchise. As a matter electoral district and twelve months in the province, he can get a ballot and mark it for whoever he desires. No complaint has ever been made Conservative xneuruer of tlie House of Commons as to the way this act was administered. Sir. close friend, John Herron. il.P. for Alberta, at the last election, express- ed himself as well satisfied with- the treatment he received at the hands of the enumerators and deputy retura- ing officers. Mr. Ives is merely making an ef- 01 j fort to get a list of voters to use for par- tact, the letter quoted would indicate the purposes.of the-Conservative that the gentleman, was endeavoring j ty and in doing so is using the usual to hoodwink the electors. When did j Tory tactics of misleading the people Lands Act are now to hand. The bill) C. Ives develop into a registra- by insinuating that the lists may be is considerably modified from the mea sure as introduced last year. One of the chief modifications is the limitation of the area within, which it will apply. "Pre-emption may only be says the bill, such townships as may be designated for that purpose by order of the governor-in-council within the following tract: Townships one to forty-four inclusive, bounded on -the west by west line of range twenty-one west of the fourth principal meridian and on the east by the line of tne Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste Marie Railway from, the point where that railway crosses the boundary to its junction with the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, thence wes teriy following the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway until it crosses the third principal meridian, the principal meri- dian tion clerk? Who gave hidl'tiie power to register names? Does the letter not mean, purely and simply, that Mr, Ives is working a scheme to get the names of electors for the benefit of the Conservative party? The let- ter, though, might lead some people, not acquainted with the Conservative the would Ives in its methods that they go to Mr. conclusion have to order to be certain of at the Dominion elections. j not the case, husvever, and, loaded up with illegal votes if they don't get their names entered right away. He evidently imagines he is in Manitoba and berta, for in not this the in Al- province, glory of manhood suffrage, every free born British subject prevails. jSTo one needs to register with Mr. Ives. By so doing your name v.jl not get on the voters' list. Mr. Ives' a vote list is for other purposes. This is Mr e iwiiuwing to the north line of township to LhB South Saskatche- Conscrvative nnrty. tor a registration clerk has no authority to register names. Alberta is not Manitoba, where a Conservative government compels el- ectors to go as far as one and two hundred miles to register their names. Even if they do travel such a long distance, they are not certain of be- ing put on the lists, especially -if they OUR POINT OF VIEW With the wheat heading out now, the harvest should commence early in The city i ag men at 1 tU UC work for putt- removing weeds wan river, thence down stream along the said Saskatchewan river, to the north line of township thirty-nine, to the North Saskatchewan river, thence are known to be out j of sympathy with that righteous organization, the j to get your in this province from the streets. By all means let us have !streets. weedless boulevards and name on the lists and we are glad to say that a Con- servative government, the framers of B. E. Walker, president of the Ca- Commerce, says the nadian Bank of crop outlook in the West, from the the present flection liw nf rcPOrts received bv the bank, is good up stream along the said iSorth Sas- election law 01 Alberta, katchewan river to the north line of township forty-four. Looking at the map it will be seen that this area comprises roughly the land lying west of the Soo line and the South Saskatchewan river, as far north as township 44, and as far west as range 21, west of the fourth meridian. Township 44 runs a Uttic north of Battleford, touching the Cal gary and Edmonton railway between Ponoka and Wetaskiwin, and range 21 west is in the longitude of Leth- bridge, The new proposed regula- tions as to pre-emption, briefly sum- marized, are as follows: A persan who now holding a homestead within this area or who hereafter obtains entry for a home Saskatchewan and the Yukon, are !The natural r'jstilt a good crop, to be given the credit for that cir- j hc intimatcs will be that money will cumstance, though Mr. Ives' alarming j be easier' municipalities will find message would lead you to believe j able to sell their bonds, the franchise in Alberta was an aw- j and somc thcm PerhaPs will take (Ottawa Free Press; In the discussion of the reasons which exist for Federal intervention ia the revision of the voters' lists in Manitoba we have already shown that the system of personal registra- tion lends itself to manipulation of the lists by the partisan officials of the Provincial government; that the of revision is inadequate: that generally the aim is to load the lists. NO PUBLICITY A third factor which helps to ren- der the revision inefficient, is the lack of publicity of .the work of the regis- tration clerk. He merely posts the result of each day's work on the door of the pis.ce, where he sits to receive applications; and, as, in most cases, the bulk of the settlers in his dis- trict live from 1 to 200 miles away, this can hardly be regarded as a sat- isfactory way of publishing the re- sults Of his work. If, as is not un- known, the revision is arranged to take place four days after close of registration, a man in the distant parts of the district has no chance of knowing what is transpiring in con- nection with the making up of "toe lists; and, when there is no more pub licity than such as is in vogue in Ma- nitoba, and the revision is rushed on in a few days, the registration and revision mignt just as well be car- ried on behind locked doors, with W. H. Hastings, Conservative organizt-i- as presiding officer. There is scarcely time to serve no- tices of appeal in cases where the post office addresses are Known, and .0.0 -me whatever to hunt up the ad- dresse- of people, whose post office s do not appear in the regis- ter. Jnder the administration, of the Hon. Thomas G-reenway, the lists had down in the law. The provision often not carried out in the case DOORS SHUT ON VOTERS -There is also an instance of the fla- bias of a revising officer. The to bfr printed and published through- tne registration, booth. cat a Constituency 30 days before the court of revision held; and, if a man's name was wrongly omitted from the lists, he had plenty of time and ample opportunity to find it out and get himself reinstated at, the Court of Revision. All sorts of ma- nipulation can therefore take place under the present practice. According to the Manitoba Order in Council, issued on April 25, the reg- istration" in the provincial constituen- cy of Beautiful Plains is to close on June 6 and the revision is to take place at Neepawa, on June 10, be- tween the hours of 1 S p. hours for -the revision of widely extended area, with upwards of names.; The Gimli registra- tion is close on June S and the revision to take place on June 16... The registration in the constituency of Lakeside is to close disfranchisement, through the parti- san prejudice of a registration clerk in- the Selkirk division, and, to save its face, the provincial government introduced a bill to enfranchise seven electors, had refused regis- tration. IICW T01UES AHE FAVORED The law says that every person who wishes to be put on the preliminary list by the registration cleric must attend and make the declaration laid is of Conservative applicants; and the va- lidity of the registration of names put on without the personal attend- ance of the applicant was tested be- fore the revising officer at.Morris in June, 1906. It appears that the- re- gistration clerk, had entered on the list three Conservatives who had nei- ther applied personally nor made the customary statutory- declaration. The Liberals contended that, as the law had not been carried out, the names should not be allowed to stand. But the revising officer overruled the ob- jection, and said that, as it had not been shown that they were not entitl- ed to vote, he would .not disallow them. The Attorney-General of Ma- nitoba was elected, in the following March, on the casting vote of the returning officer, but, if these three voters had been struck off, as by law they ought to have been, the Attor- ney General would have been defeat- ed. It will thus be seen that the re- gistration clerk can. in the interests of the Conservative party, take appli- cations from those who find it incon- venient to attend, and refuse, similar applications from Liberals, who, through the imperfection of the means of communication or pressure of business, are unable to appear at Our lines are Furniture, Carpet Squares and Rugs, Linoleums, Curtaing and Draperies etc., Upholstery Materials, Pictures; Baby Carriages, Sewing Ma- chines. cleaner stock on this-continent. We're making every effort to keep the price down and the quality up. lurpin furniture Co. WHERE CASH COUNTS officer's name is Bonnar, and, fortun- ately he was not a judge, but merely a revising barrister, which the board of judges had power to appoint to sit in their stead. Bonnar sat in Win- nipeg in 1905, and closed Ms court while hundreds of people were await- ing 'to be registered. The matter v.-as taken to the Supreme Court on a writ of mandamus to compel the revising officer to re-open his court gnrl give the people a. chance to reg- ister. The Supreme Court held that Bonnar had the same right as a 'County Court judge, to keep his court open or adjourn the sitting. The law was right and the officer but at the next session of the Legislature the any further revision, tliero wag TIQ on May 30, and the revision to take the law SOttnat place at Macdonald on June S, be- tween 11 a.m. and 4 hours again for revising a populous area. The registration in Springfield con- s'dluency1 is to close on June 6 and the revision to take place at Beaus- jour on June 12, between 11 a.m. and 6 hours to revise an- other very populous "constituency. In the case of. Beautiful Plains, the time mentioned is not enough to com ply with the requirements of the For the registration clerk is permitt- ed to take two days, after the close of registration, .to make up his lists and the lists .have to be in the hands of the revising officer who in this case lives at Winnipeg, three clear days before the revision takes place. The short time, elaps- ing before the registration and revision' in Springfield bare- Government altered it should not -be right again., Bonnar, however, never re-opened his court. Between the time of the application of the man- damus and the time fixed for the hear ing, he allowed, with the connivance of the Government, his papers to be returned to the Government; and thereby surrendered all power to hold Consequently ly permit that the revision will cor- j rect the lists being carried out: and contemptuousjv frOK1 the lists the the same is practically the case in regard to Lakeside. AH this shows that there is no guarantee that the revision will cor- rect the partisan bias of the prelim- inary lists, let alone" clean up the dead accretions of lapsing years; and, to emphasize the "degree of that parti san bias, it is only necessary to cite the following instances: "GRITS" NEED XOT APPLY In 1906. a very jndiscreet registra- tion clerk, named Dennett, sat at Cay on the shore? of Lake Winnipeg, to receive applica- tions to be put on the list, and, when he finished his labors, he wrote to party friends saying, "Nobody ap- plied but a few Grits, and I didn't put their names on you bet." Twen- ty-six Liberal voters were refused re- gistratioa by this official, of the Man- itoba government. There was some stir ma.de in the newspapers, and, af- ter trying to prevent the names be- ing put on at revision, W. H. Hastings, the Conservative organizer, had to admit that the men were qua- lified to vote and they were duly en- rolled. In the same year, there was agitation over a similar instance of ful Grit injustice. advantage of this perhaps to plunge Now what are the facts? In Mani- mto improvements on the old large he caution toba a man has to be registered be- i scalc' This fore lie can have a vote. If he is not registered he is disfranchised. In Alberta, thank goodness, the circum- stances are different. Manhood suf- frage prevails and a British subject 21 years 01" age, living three months in the electoral district and twelve will not be says, for the country needs as well as crop. C. P. R. AGENT DROWNED Indian Head, June sad drowning accident occurred here last months in the province can-vote and i which Mauz Simpson, the Liberal party nor the Popular C' P" R' hcre lost his 'life. It appears that he was out on.the lake with several friends and in some neither the Conservative party can prevent him. Part two of the Dominion Elections Act, chapter VI, revised statutes of manner fdl out of thc canoc and sank Queen's and College stead, may pre-empt any available Canada, 1906, applies to Saskatche-to the bottom- KINGSTON, ONTARIO ARTS EDUCATION THEOLOGY MEDICINE SCIENCE (Including Engineering) The Arts Course may be taken with- out attendance. For write the Registrar, G10, T. CHOWW, Kingston, Ontario. names of thirty-eight duly qualified electors at Lac du Bonnet, he showed how little there was in the profes- sions of the government that they wanted absolute fairness as between party and party, and, since then, ev- ery revision has shown, that whatever may be their professions, they mean to take whatever advantage can be obtained through holding the exec- utive control in connection with the administration of their own electoral law. Why, if it was fair to tear out the 3S Lac du Bonnet names, did the Attorney-General not tear out the three Slorris names, just as wrongly on the lists? Why does he not de- clare J. F. Mitchell, Conservative member for North End, Winnipeg, un- constitutionally elected? Mr. Mitch- ell was elected by the votes of 450 Ruthenia.ns, Poles, and Galicians, il- legally naturalized before the revision at which they -wene put on the list, and, instead of promising., an investi- gation, he saj's Rudenski, who swore to thc circumstances of thc illegal na taralization, perjured himself for paid to him by Ged. Walton, M.P.P. But, if the one is a perjurer and the other-is a suborner to perjury, why then is neither persecuted? It will be objected, of course, that Rudenski is gone; but Mr. Walton is still in Winnipeg, and thc Conservatives havo the alleged cheque and their Polish and Ruthenian friends to back' up any action the Provincial G ovjzf'nment may think fit to take. It is shown in thc foregoing that the law has been amended again and a.gain to enable the Provincial Gov- ernment to take advantage of. its po- sition as administrators of public af- fairs; that thc lists, as they leave the hands of the registration clerk, have a partisan bias; and that the Con- servative agents at the revision take good care that the partisan bias shall not be removed. FARM LANDS Near Taber at at per acre cash, balance 5 years Terms J. T. McKinney Whitney Block Lethbridge, Alia. LETHBRIDGE ABLE TO PAY ITS WAY THE MOVING- SPIRIT In the whole series of electoral and registration scandals in Manitoba, since the Conservative Government; took office in 1899, the moving spirit which has bred them, has been the Government itself. The partisan ac- tions of officials have been but a re- flection of the administrative meth- ods of the Provincial 'Government. When, in 1903, the Attorney-General himself, or some responsible official in his department, undertook to tear Baptist Church is Self-Sup- porting Association Met at the Hat Alberta Baptist Association, were held this week at Medicine Hat. Al- though there were fewer delegates present than usual, all parts, of Al- were represented. Others pres- ent, were: Rev. A. P. principal of Brandon College; Rev. W. T. Staekhoiise, M. A. Super- intendent of Missions''in the four Western Provinces and Rev. Walter Daniels, A., representative of Western Missions in Canada. The association opened on Tuesday evening when Rev. Wm. Reid of this city delivered the opening address on "The Bible and Christian living." This was the first of a series of ad- dresses on Christian living which were delivered at the beginning of each session of the- association. The associational sermon -was preached by the Rev. B. Goodfield, B. Red Deer. His subject was Christ's commission to the Church, "Go Preach the Gospel." Mr. Good- field dealt in a masterly way with "the many social and political problems that confront the church today and used some very statements in speaking of some of the politicians of the present time. His chief argu- ment, throughout his discourse, was that only the Gospel of Christ could meet the demands of humanity and solve the problems of the world. The educational address was deliv- ered by Dr. McDiarmid, of Brandon, College, who took as his subject "Life." The duty of the church was to bring life to the people, said the speaker, and the more general and the better the education, the more real and more useful the life. The subject of Home Missions was discussed by Revs. W.- Daniel and W. T. Stackhouse. The former told some of his experiences in the East, and the latter spoke about the lay- Perfection Fanning Mills Guaranteed to remove alt noxious weeds from wheat and bats, barley, flax, grass seed, etc. H. FOWLER CO. ALBERTA men's missionary movement. Some people object to the terms "clergy" and "laity" but, said Mr. Stackhouse, there is really no difference between except that some preachers preach, better than others and some laymen "lay" better than others. The Foreign Missionary address was delivered by Eev. A. M. McDon- ald, Edmonton and was one of the most inspiring addresses' of'the As- sociation. Kev. C. C. McLaurin, general mis- sionary for Alberta, gave a good ac- count of the work in Alberta. Several new churches were organiezd during the year and two. churches, Red Deer and Lethbridge, declared themselves self-supporting. Special reference was made to the death of Eev. W. J. Sinclair, late of Diamond City, Mrs. A. McDonald, wife of the pioneer Baptist missionary in Western Can- ada and J. G. Waldock, Medicine Hat. Kev. B. Goodfield, Red Deer, was appointed as moderator for the en- suing year and Rev. W. Reid was nominated as Secretary for the Young People's work in the province. The association closed on Thursday evening when most of the delegates returned their various fields of labor strengthened and inspired by the meetings. HALE ELECTED AT MACLEOD (Special to the Herald.) Macleod, June the contest here yesterday to fill a vacancy iu the council the vote was Halt: 60, Hicks 39, spoiled ballot 1. Piles are easily and quickly checked with Dr. Shoop's Magic Ointment. To prove it I will mail a small trial box as a convincing test. Simply ad- dress Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. I surely would not send it free unless 11 was certain that Dr. Shoop's Magic Ointment would stand the test. Re- nnember it is made expressly and j alone for swollen, painful, bleeding or itching piles, either external or in- ternal. Large jar 50c. Sold by J. Johnston. ESTABLISHED 1864 Merchants Bank of Canada HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL Paid-up Reserve and Undivided Profits..........___ BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sir Montagu Allan President Jonathan Hodgson, Esq. Vice-President C. R. Hosmer, Esq., Thos. Long, Esq., C. F. Smith, Esq., Hugh A. Allan, Esq., C. M. Hays, Esq., Alex. Barnet, Esq., F. Orr Lewis, Esq. E. F. Hebden..........................General Manager The Bank has 119 branches and agencies distributed throughout Canada. New York Agency, 63 and 65 Wall St. SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS invited, and special atten- tion is paid to small deposits. Interest at .3 per cent, per annum, compounded four times a year. Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit, payable in any part of the wbrld, at current rates E. W. McMULlEN, Manager ;