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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIPGJ DAIJY HEBAM> Friday, May LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Publlth.d by L.lhkrldj. HHUt PUHII.hlUB Oo LU .v.ry liwful evenlna It III Lrthkrl'li, Albirtt, C.n.d. PHONI: N.W. Dtpartm.nt 1224 W. A. IUCHANAN Minijlng Dlr.elor T W. QUAYH Minmlng .KdKor JOHN TOHRANCI Minn.r PHONI: Aliv.rtl.ltio And D.pirtmtnU) 1252 DAILY 1UB8CKIPTION 1 Ttir I months Ivwed 3 n ontns 1 month Addre; 1 m.ll S: 09 b) "s" 1 mouth. W mall THE DAILY HEHALD FOR SALE AT old uo jactmoH Co nndra. Hotd. Ptoplo s Siorrt Co R W AUhlnvon L City Ci MKch.ll, C ol Id Hamilton. Pincher D.--K ifcCrea, wtlak? Bros Caroitan-Alberta t Boole KCo 70i. Street F.rnle .'B. on ill C. P. B. Tnlni THE WtEKLY HERALD 1 year In 51 GO .-3vmontlu in advance 6 months In advance iac Will Repudiate Tory Ta-tics FROM until the campaign Is ov er the 1 ory politicians and the nr.e.5S._ will be facing both ways In the "north have and in the eolith another. Sectiona appeals will be the order of the daj in the efforts, of the Michenerites to discredit the local government. The electors should beuare of this son of It ib common" io the Con seriatlve In the last Dominion election they resorted to the basest appeals to defeat the Liberal Got era- inent.- They put race against race and creed against creed. They organ- ized the British born and told them that reciprocity meant annexation to the United States: To' others iney declared the American vote in th west was solid for reciprocity because the American settlers were aiming at the union of Canada "with the United Any kind of talk and "any old theory were used in the effort to win. And they did win, too. With what result? The farmers of the west have bean deprived of tlie market they so and -we are in for a few j ears of restricted trade and higher protection. John Parrish, Dr. Stewart M., P. P., Edward Sflchener and other Tories, who joined in the sectional game last fall, wanted to tie the fann- ers up so that they, couldn't trade with nrighbors, and the electors should keep that fnet in mind. If .the Tories ,wtn in Cartiston and Clares- holm they will immediately boast that -they are oa the victory in Al- berta, and the Dominion Government will- conclude, that. Alberta-is out sympathy, with Liberalism and its low- er tariff principles.. That's the game, farmers want to. beware of It. This "facing both ivays" talk is al- read} e Up Edmonton Journal, the ;Tory organ is attacking Hon.. John R.'Boyle'because he opposed the Alberta atitl Great Waienvajs deal Here Is what Jt says; "No riding has suffered more from the ar-archy, which has pre- vailed, within the Liberal ranks and the coafiseatocy policy of the Sifton Government than Sturgeon through which a railway line was; course of construction two -and a half years ago, and which now has to he content with '-promises, the, fulfillment of which..the whole ..record of the government; is what do you nnfl m tne soiun The Tory press is attacking .Hon. C W.' Cross and Warning, him for "tho A; G. W. transaction. Mr. Michen er was hand in glove .with Boyle when he'.wns railway, transac tion. In'fact lie used to pay tribute to the1., great ability, of the member for Times changed. Boyle supported Si-fton administration, elected an independent leader of the Conservative party in the Legislature. Boyle's ability dwindled In his estimation and task'.Michener joined him in in 1910, is being as-sailed by one.oi the strongest journalistic supporters ot the Opposition leader. That is the game In the northern part of the Province. The-game In the. south is different. Here Sir. Cross is being attacked, though it the boast the Conserva- tives made'last'fall that a victory in the ..four .bye-elections would mean the overthrow the .Sifton :adrhinis- ;ration, had: any warrant ,it ,'meant .hat Michener was prepared to league with..-GrosB, .the 'man whom his. sup- porters m the south are so bitterly What do the electors think of a man of that stamp? Do they want ah the head of affairs this Province? We do> not believe it and are confl- ict'-the electors in Southern Alber- a-will-repudiate IUr. Michener and iis methods 27. Government Telephone System NO FURTHER PKOOF of the lengths to which petty hench- men'.of thfi Opposition will go to gam political advantage m the coming bye-elections, than to point out the utter untruth fulness of the article aapearing in the Gal lately in which an.attack was the Provincial Govern- ment telephony system And an un- fortunate part of it, too, Is the fact that the article appeared as a des- patch under the line who knows amthing at all .about the "telephone, business as ie tbfe, PrpUriciat jGov- 'crtiment: knows that1" opportunity overlo6ked to saife for, the system. To qiaHbipusJ; represent (lhatHhc 'department-pfllciaU njanagenient o[ exchange ile 'tatls; lead tlift layman to believe, ie beyond, concep- tion even, as 3 political move, aniUthe jiaper Hhich would, spread such 'A canard through its column's Is every bit as culpable as the author of the misrepresentation. Perhaps there Is no better example anywhere on the continent, certainly not in Canada, oE an.efficient admin- istration ofra complex utility than the administration of the telephone sjs- tcmr of this Province Provincial Government. Four years ago on the .firai: of April, the plant of the Hell Telephone Co, was taken over by tile placed in'control of the department of Public AVorks. .The price was that valua- tion being arrived at only after a care- 1 fill iiHeaUgAiiun uf lie- tall of the plant then In existence. Right then.was the time.when1 telephone system of this province began to The Herald Iy. In receipt of authentic information, received from head of the Bell Telephone Co.'a syfctein in department o-f the 'comjmny .was a "white ele- that it had never paid, and .would require the expenditure of thousands of dollars to make it the un frc-date plant demanded by thu peo pie of thi-g Province. But, In spite of Jthis handicap, and contrary to the general opinion of telephone experts everywhere m Can- ada, the government telephone has bean a paying venture, every jear showing a steady increase In profits From a "white elephant" is has been into a- sound business pro- position a badlj run-down plant on which the Bell Telephone refused to spend mottej Jor much needed and extensions, it built up In to one of the fin- est and moft'uptodate plantar to be found the continent. The most modern equipment has been obtained -for the various ex- changes, Long distance llftee have, bteu extended along every new line; of railway, forming a network of toil! lines, affording -easy communication between north and southland east and The system has been extended to tie tip with tho systems of Sas- katchewan arid'British Columbia. In- In'its remarkably wide ex- tension of the long distance system that the goyernmcnt deserves unstint- ed praise from every Albertan. Nor must ft bo forgotten'; that the Government instituted the rural line service, whereby farmers living many .miles from the commercial centres arc .enabled to sit nt home and tran- sact builness in any part of the Pro- vince. And those rural telephones are installed at the rate ot fifteen dollim per year, the cheapest service afforded -In any Province. :bf Canada. It Is a boon to tho farming population of tba .Province, ami the with 'which it has_been managed, compared to the In 'Manitoba over the same department of tho should cause tuiy impartial voter to think Uvico before making up htti mind to condemn i tho Alberta tele phono, policy, v Incidentally; it may be' stated that in of the growth of tno Astern, brought about bj tho great increase in population in tho outlyliig' parts of the Province, the rates in force when thu eystom was bought four y.eajs been very materially reduced, and-win compare favortibly with tboae in force any where in tho Dominion, even la the older Provinceo. It might also be sddcd In passing that the long., dis- tance tariff has been reduced prac- tically twenty cent., a factor not to be overlooked in any business com- munity And'while on the mattjir ot echod ,ulca it uilpht be w to tliut tw-lco during the four have tho scliodulos for u eea been tho latest Increft going Into effect on May 1, and ca foi a geueial Increaso at abo t'Cti per coat. system has grown, and the t partmentf has grown with It. T! Alberta 'telephoncr department abreast with the times. It Is a pn IHK inatitntion, In which close to ft milllbuB are Invested, but It U -ma buBlness lines, with eco omy an oiitstnndlng fenturev The pe Albertk shcitid be proud own wicli u system, and likewise prot of tho department which has mat it what It Is OUR POINT OF VIEW every day Arbor Day'.until vou get your yard cleaned, your trees and flowers planted. proprietors In-Sunny Alberta be good or eke thej be called upon. to.Jride the' water wagon, The returning officer will say when the Kootenay.bye-fllectloii.wlll be held. He will surely fix the time to" suit the Tories. St. Paul voted for commission rule. It is' to be hoped that the voice of the voters Is heeded more speedily than, in Lethbridge Stirling and Magnith churches are using the. Qggs for a good purpose, and the b-ens ought to assist the cause by laying two a -day. No daubt n lot ot .Winston Church- ill's political opyonents hoped that when he went down In that submarine he would never come up, It but nothing compared to what It will be when Leader Mic'hener gets talking in these bye-elections. The C R's farms in. this district! not only vbe ]ready-made Ihey'ftill be mixed farms. over' the wreck of the Tariff Comml sioii bill it is a bad place to come. A city? hall building in the eentr of Gait Park would ill In nicely ai complete ;Lethbridge's future beau spot. The Tories will need a mlcroscop to see the Cardston Pariah after tl smoke clears away on May '21, Som body will be singing then "Mother the Chief License Inspector Forster dictum-to keep hotel and Keep it clea aiid keep it quiet will approved b the general.public, and also by eve hotelkeeper. The Minister of Finance is coining west. If he is looking for condolence This .bank merger business Ig coming so -coramou that the firs nc w.e know. Canada, will have t do business with ontj bank. would be a sorry day. Most of. the Conservative attacks o the Sifton administration ;have i much as that telephoi in .Iho Calgary Herald. Card ston and. Claresholm electors migh keep that-In mind. The. tie up of the city w and make mofo uses o the word but we will leave that: t the electrical superintendent wbo mar be; inclined to coin phraser :Wilh more than puns in them the delays in delivery have occurred Qthers Almost Forgotten Ciifford._Siftpn-came4o .Calgary, and uent again, and came again, comes and is gone, and not much is card o-f him'at .-all'at all. How times have changed in or so. There'was''a anoth- er story. Wrong Political Color. (CalgfiTy.-AIbertan) The Lethbridge Herald suggests; M. C. Cowan as the proper man; for chair- man of the Railway The idrden Government would make.itself rery strong if it rose above partyism n this and appointed Mr. 'Cowan. But he. is not a Coiiser- vei aiid we :have'- grave doubts he Is chosen. Let Bob Stick to Hit Own Knitting (Toronto Globe) electois should et Mr. "Bob" Rogers knov. they are apable of managing their own Pro- incial affairs without his Interven- They can do this most effect- by resenting at the polls his as- umption of the management of the lonservative campaign. "The Titanic Left Me, (TOronfo That is a sentence which ought to ve, and -will lire It epitomizes !n ,ve words a clear-cut conception of uty, and tells In phrase terse and lain of how duty was performed. The words were spoken b> Second fficer Lightholder, of the Titanic, i answer to a question put by the hairman of the United States Senator al committee -engaged m bringing to ght all the facts'connected with the orld's greatest maritime disaster. The question was as to when Light older left the ship. The question ;cut ke a knife, because it WBS this par- cular of Meet's duty to stay by hrs essel and to the last In get- ng others into aafety. The answer! as as unhesitating as the re ponae to duty's "I did not leave the Titanic, the, Itanlc left me, sir." A Peculiar Spring the- happy Householder Each the dice In order to decide IE "he Should." order'coal, or ice. Rallying, the Lady Soldiers 'Twas in the sear 2011 and the in trapid general; was rallying ing female troops. she crted, "will youtgiy way to manly A timid murmur ran through the ranks "Shall it be said we are clothed in mail shrieked the leader. The murmur grew more confused "Will came the taunting cry 'from their gallant general, ''show 'the white featherjat this time ot the year ;when feathers are; out of _ _The effect astound ing, marvelous1- "W ever! "roared her- noble.follow cis And, forming themselves rapidly. In to battle array, they once more hurled themselves relentlessly upon the en- Francisco Call. J A Safe Bet He was showing his friends his new watch, made of the new un- him six hundred dol- lars. His seven friends were :dubious of its tensile strength. "Tell you what we do, .uc said, "You put up live dollars each against mysixhuridred dollar watch I'll put it to-the teyt. If it breaks I'l a the watch. AH you'll lose thirty-five." They didn't think It out quite clear ly, wager was made. He hurled the -watch against wall.