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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDOE DAILY HEMALD DAILY HERALD it It. ofllo., tlKth Cjn.d.. W. -A. 1UCHANAN M4OMI: Idltorl.l, And Nwi 1224 T. W. BUAYLl JOHN TOKHANCC PHONIr Advertising 'J Circulation And Job 1252 wr. 1 month DAILY FATIS ........1400 I by mall i t by'msll i l (1. but both new and old Ite jriven. THI DAILY HEKALD AT Atchlnaon. L.lhkrldot-R.d Drue M.dlcln. H.t-L. M. Stiri; J. C Co Jackson Co Alei- rnndn Hotd; PMfU'i Dmtr Store. Co.. R. W.. Hamilton. Plnctar J. MltcKll: D. L. UlcCrea. Bros. DUmoni City Co. V.ntwwf, 1. World Brtmn Bros. Drue t Booh Company. Bo.. 1D5 Aronue. rtrnle B. Seal. Alteon rtl 0. P. Triln. THI WEEKLY HIBALP Published every WetlnwAir In .lift orjnw; puswaiid contains summary of the news of the week. 1ora! -and district 1 year In advance ........Sl.oQ 3 months in advance .......50c 6 months in advance .......50, f fanuorfi are wull able.to U It'i PtirHuiM ono' of the matt Important In connection' with thfttfe farmi iclioolt In agriculture the' farm-'boyB can su al mail an4 taku a count lu the more nclentlflc ilcle .of their work and thiK :lmprore the'giueral (innlllr'of the farming and add to lit attractiveness with': the young HIM. It vlll bo which ;wlll brlns the to Ine ot compelling blm ,to and remain for leuglby tcrmjiat treat expense. 'Notable' aiiioni: the recent activities of the department has been the trip of the Jliillnter ot.Agfleuiiure to buy the best stock available tor the farmera who wish to go In for juixed rarinlnji lecured co-operation o( the C: P: U. to the extent of greatly, stock consequently is. brought To and to tM at abnolute cost. The of itock li nmored Irom political InftiwicM plicod In of IcH-al at Iradf. farmen: loclatloni, The to derived Irom auck a course could not be evpreased In words and movement hai only started recently It will Hind itielf to wide development should approval of farmers. This the barest outline of Is doing to en- courage agriculture and the Herald of the opinion'that if the would give credit' whore it is due tht government'would receive strung'SuP- port 'in this excellent work and' lew thought would be given to loud talking and empty criticism from men -who have not proposed one single, sug- gestion designed to build tip tlie. agri- cultural wealth of the province. OUR POINT OF VIEW Church union Is..the only solution ot the pastor's salary problem. Do your level best to-help Leth bridge firoay. Mr.' Garbuit, of the Business Col- lege, displays the true Tfiislness in- stinct iu building IT business block. Get the Very Beat Man THE CONSERVATIVE gov ment at Ottawa will sirengil the public estimation if 1 it plsces ibe heaa ol the raih I commission the best equipped. Caimd- rfan it can find, no matter his politics. K this- man is a Conservative, all well and good, but.the great cohsltl-eratipn r be that he is a worthy sucCes; sor of'-the late chairman. Recently a man has appeared before the Ilailway Commission in the ca- 1 paciu ot counsel. He presented the freight rates case tar the provinces- i of Alberta and Saskatchewan, strong-1 ly and fearlessly and Ti'on -manv high tributes for his conduct' of the case.! A few days later -he exposed an al- liance betireen the coai operators and railroads "to put up the price of coat Cjmada, He is always on the side of tne people. He is a Conn- er railroad lawyer, too, having been jisaisiant sensral counsel for the Grand -Trunk railway, and knows the transportation -business thoroughly. is JIahlon K. Cowan, K.C., of Toronto.: Just at the moment he looks to be the right man for the big and serious Job. U Is-true is Liberal Jn politics, hut the Conserva- .he! would not hurj: itsell in the leait by selecting Mr. Cowan, it cannot lay on a party equal, qualifications. The new Provincial cabinet hns Hi weak spot .but: n.. Michener cabinet would full of. that sort. ATC you to-make Lethbridge a city :If not get busy with your rake and spade. Building activities-; seem' to .have only uouimence'd'liere1. There is every prospect of a real for the building trades in this city. A National Loss. TF THEHE WAS OXE MAN Canada X could ill afford to lose it was chaiTman o the Railway Commission, of prominence m public affairs could have disappeared from the f of their activities without leaving the great gap that will be occasioned by the death Mnbee. He reallj made the Railway Commission the factor that it in the settle- ment the pub- lic and the great -railroad corporations of the country. He was by general admission the best chairman the com- had since its creation, and it will ue difficult, almost impossible, to obtain as capable a man to fill th.e vacancy. Trained in the law, possessing the, legal and judicial mind, James Pitt f Mabee cast all the atmosphere jot the courts to one side and dealt problems coming before him with the object in view of serving- ths public Interest. The humblest citiyen of the i country could go before the commis- siou and present his caie and secure justice. It was not necessarv to en- gage counsel, in. [act the chairman pre- ferred to a case -presented to Jiim free from all legal argument. He wanted the (acts, and when be got them he rendered hit decision, and his decisions were invariably fair and in the public interest. He did not Dilute words in dealing with some of the cases tliat.came before him. jf a railroad was found to be taking ad- vantage of the public, Mr. Mabee scor- ed' the'm severely, and'still the rail- ;roatfs did-not consider iMr. Mahee tin- talr! They "looked, upon him as "an impartial, square, honest chairman, and William WainwrighJ's declaiation that lie 'was happy -find" 'was a very'1 high tribute trom a prominent ra'ilroad official. "Western farmer and business man. found m the late, eha.rmau a thetJc frjfnd. The pleas so fre quently urged for better freight rates and improved service nearly always met with his hearty approval. He knew jrestern conditions -perfectly, and was 'in accord with the views cf the advocates ot better transporta- tion facilities and lower freight rates' At tbe-tirae be-was seized with his ;llness, which ended fatally he aearSng the' argument for loner freight-rate? in the and while he was ill the commiBSion rendered a decision highly favorable to the ern consumer. That decision can be accepted decision of Mr, Mabee, not there to render it. Judge Mabee's death be mourn- ed throughout the He was a true friend of the people, serving on i a, body dealing with great problems affecting peonfe of all clawes. The universal erdict be that his death in a national loss. Judge Mabee '.follows, to the, great beyond a-man who probably appeared before him as mucb as any other citizen of the country, Citarles M Hays. If .Mr. "alive he would Ions through of the.Chair- mail of the Railway Commission. '-I' .Ottawa college is :To the day pupils, who do uot board in the college, win be .cheerful news. x Charles Mitchell will fill the bill os Minister of Public Works. .If he wants to win: the hearts of Lelhbrklge people be can do U very easily by placing: the bridge at Diamond City. Mr. Michener will likely try and take credit for increased number of cabinet mihWers "During the last session he argued that there was need ot more ministers'to handle-the Vib- llc business. B. N- Barker is in demand, these days. -Cardston- places him; ai the head of Us institutions, the Agricultural .Society and the Board of Trade, and then the government comes along him a be tbe to Canada's great bus> man for the next few months. Hen Won't Stand For- It (Edmonton Capital) Down in Southern Alberta the wheat growers are putting head lights on their oil-pulls and working them twenty-four hours a dayj tp get the crop in., It is to (he advo- cates of mixed (o "show how they tttnrputrtiead hen and make-her-work three shifts. Trie Point Which- the .Protectionist Overlook (Edmonton Capital) Dr. uu'ts his finger vital point of "argument when says tharfor 'every dollar's worth of'goeds imported into Canada another dollar's worth must be ship- ped, out. This argument that does not need 'any proof. The goods .must be paid for, and they must >e paid for with goods. Currency across border U no more payment than is an accepted draft. Canada does not produce enough gold aren a fraction -freight. Except the debt for goods "purchased, abroad was paid for with goods produced in Can ada, the debt could not be liquidated. Canada could not jbuv more she tu the "Just Hke Irresistible "HoweverT ditTyou Adeie and "I "I jjave them a choice bit of gossip1 and'.asked them not toj repeat It to each Blaetter. catn "Kindly return my lock J "All rights Do, you Vant' the dark lock or the one when were a Her aid. M Work for the -Farmers THE POLICY of the Alberta gov- ernment in reference to agri culture has been, one of, pro- gresa Afuch remains to be' accom pliahed 'but the problems affecting the have occupied-a prominent place in. the governmeit'il and the aim of the department ,1 charge of this Important nork has '_ been to do, every thing possible to (oster the greatest industry In the province and the indubtrv upon, which I the. prosperity of al! others is de- pendent. j The experts employed lo krep tbe farmers In touch with the latest ideas and results in agriculture bare.been men-who have commanded tbe con- of thp rarmpro and have ac- complished great work In the hold- Ing ot institutes and short term schools, which, have been much-a] Work of "this character i carried on without Mowing of tnim- l jiets, and the credit due the govern- ament as a result ia often withheld. In Alberta In the past year It has been the, aim of critics of the gov- eminent, to becloud the eyes of the electors to'tbe splendid work being 1 done by raising other cries and np- pealing to the huso and unworthy in public life. The government has not only fought to bring the latest ideas to the u-nbarked on a scries of detnonstra- lion farms which bid fair to prove of immense.asBiilance in the' solution of the many problems confronting the v tiller of the soil In a new country. Some criticism has been levelled at pad with buildlngH beyond the means o( the average farmer. The Herald sure.the'farmers do uot take stock in such'puerile talk as 'no where in Jhe world are Institutions of the bind equipped on the same basis as the m- tiividwal" farm.- Tbe main idea (i of these farms Is to experiment In small plots and bring the farmers to see the beat methods In cultivation and also the most successful way in wtfich to ruiie and handle stock. Tn fact the hope Is entertained that they will accomplish much in the way of'-en coumging the farmer to go in'for diviersified and ;thus obviate many of the troubles experienced now by depending grain. It Jrapossible to place a farm each constituency.for the prfeient, 'but' they have been located as'-to" serve large districts without calling on the farmer to trav- el too great distances, atwt when in full operation it is the intention; ot (he government to have excursions run at cheap rates and during (he Visits to-the farm lectures given anil practical demonstrations made of different phases of the work; The -farms %ere only bought last summer BO that too first attempt at cultivation ig being made thin year. Yet in spite of that fact leading critics of "the government have been going up and down the province tell- ing the farmers thai the. farms "are diurnal failure because they haven't produced the revenue sufficient to pay This unfair talk Is but a iiample.ot the general line of ,ctlt- these arp, idem, and Herald fetlg vure tht could sell, air contrary This i-3 the self-evident fact that puts the kibosh on the protectionist theory, as it carries with it the evi- dence that Canada would sell thouelhings which she could produce cheaper than other countries, and would buy those things which other countries' could produce cheaper than Canada. Un-ier such a system the special privilege extended to certain industries "by protection to, sell at an artificial price would dis- appear. Those Industries which -have a right to flourish would flourish, and those Indus tries which are parasitical industries would dier jt is the knowledge that their in- dustries are parasitical industries tha't leads the beneficiarlee of protection to contribute to the campaign fund of the political party which will'espoiife their cause. They are the right to continue their graft. _ "you getting on with your finished, I hare only two more people to kill FHegeode BIaet.ter. End of Friendship did they erer come to (it's _the same old story. Started out to be good friends, yon know, and later' on changed their Another. Definition "Pa, -what is an optimist'" "An optimist, my hoy, is a woman who thinks that everything la for the Judge. and that she is the That Settled It K Two men were hotly discussing the merits of a hook. Finally one of them, himself an 'author, said to the other- "No, John, you can't appreciate R You never jrrote a hook retorted John, "and ,1 laid an egg. but I'm a better judge of an omelet than any hen in the -The Argonaut Had His "Going to get out here and stretch your asked' mag of his companion, as the train atop- ped. "What place is HT" inquired the .other. "Chicago'." I had one leg stretched here THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE t HATE imTALLED IN THEIR VAULT A HMT Ot SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES If YOU EASTS AKT JITLE DEED8. MORTCAfiES, 'H8URANCE POLICIES. PIT OTHEH VALUAILES V TMST MOULD BE LODOBO IK ONE OP _ Branch C G. L Noorsct IRgf. Two More Good Ones A Splendid Home Building Site 100 x 125 Th'is piece of ground is on water 'and "newer, facing on 14tii St. S.; (Ernest) between Bouipas and Coui'tlHml; lien autl dry aiul should meet wHh the-approval of the most skeptical. 4.lots, No. Price balance In 12 months A Fine Boarding House Proposition Ally modem 20 room bilok J ,1.3 Btorlos on a lot BS iliZ, close in; half blook from street raflway This house'js new, has two bath rooms and heating .plant. Is splendidly arranged for u.u up-to-date board- house and the small sum of '.handles this proposition, Freeman MacLeod Co. Dominion Block Phone 1212 THE STANDARD SECURITIES COMPANY Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF MORNING SIDE Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building. v P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 Insure Your Crop Against Hafl The Canadian Indemnity CompaiiAr, oT Wiimi'peg, liavc rcpently ob- tained a charter from the Provincial Government for the "writing HAIL INSURANCE in this Province. This company is'Lmancially' sound and losses will be promptly paid. Full information obtained, from this'office. All classes of insurance written, including Fire, Life, Accident, Em- ployers' Liability, Live Stock, Boiler, Baggage, etc. rl J.M SKEITH Opp. Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343' For Immediate Sale Six Lots in Block I, Sunalta Adjoining Queen Victoria Park cash Sixth Street MITFORD CO. Office OPM Phone 1235 Opposite Herald ;