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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Page THE PAILY AT Saturday. November By- Bernard K. Sandwell COPYRIGHT IS'-O. Vi many years since an, em- inent "Let mfe.Avrite the songs of a people, and I- care not >lio: makes their There were no newspapers in tiiose days, or he would rattier "Let me write .the Public. opinion in. an .educated and.-broad-minded commun- i er other than the control of the daily i pen, received such honor and been so i aererentially consulted. Many of the very journalists who attended had ne- ver before realised rheir own import- ance. Canada on that occasion had reason to he very proud of the men the very accident- William BuelL of the Srock- .Recorder., one. of. the eariiest ...editors In'Canada like- Canada :is to-day, made and ir Hugh Graham, Montreal, who be- gan his newspaper. career printing, .editing, delivering ,-and collecting for his own paper, and a mil- lionaire newspaper man ,ent bytne at the axtxcles. The re set n the editorials that a at-all-thses Qf j roa her newsnacers, and of tne news- _3 i -Ui v VT A.UU. AAW fcl -panv are. tne real makers and -c...r papers thev raa.." IL is aunost im- moiiiders of- public opinion. -i VL...XX possiDie tor the severest.ennc to lay "That fact been inote clear a ringer OIL. the files obany Canadian ly and. mo re officially -recognis-! paper of repute and say-that anything edv-than' in. it is dishonest or in.- when Briiash- statesnien jurious. to tlie' public..interest. Can- ;-and -nboiemen -and literary 'men' been mercifully' "sared. from lournalists, anci the. Kins, hardself. j the "yeiiow from the scandal Avent to untold trouble .and expense. sheet and from the fpcaenter of _dis- and give to a body of opin-j cord and sedition, Benjamin Frank- lon-ico'iiicers. of the Domm-jun; in genetal'a man, ions an! insight 'into the political prcblem? c-f tlie Ke-fixt' of the j- "re, and to consulr Trita them ab- oi" Never in tie world's A has'a. body, oi'private-cit-izens'. iQg no.dignities or offica-or pofr-! Smeaton White, .Montreal JLower Canada from the British alleg- iance was LighTy discouraging; it may nave deterred possible successors. To be a clergyman the candidate must'go through a long and laborious training and take ordination vows of the most impressive "character. Any- Dody can be a journalist who can buy a paper or acquire the confidence of man who ov.-ns one. .Yet the news- paper fraternity or" Canada will com- pare not unfavorably with the clergy of any -denomination lor Ihelr lofty ,coii. ception of the ..responsibilities of-their office and-their sincere desire M. Harris, of the Hamilton Herald Taylor; -Brantford, whh its Exposi- tor, and T. Preston: Brockville, with its Recorder, eighty years old: with its .historic British under .Elliott; with us redoubtable -Herald, under S. Dingman, are not metropolitan- centres but their newspaper? make and mar. statesmen.-and policies. A fe-w years ago it 'thought that the destiny was the con- centration; of: power in the hands of tlie big: metropolican -dailies. The lo- cal paper lesser cities towns could nor..- it was thought com- fij them worthily. an pete against the wealth of reading mat eminent man. will wander from the Church, into secular .journalism, and he us dally finds himself quite'as much at home among the men of the pen as among those ot the elotlr. Dr. J. L. T. Taylor, of the World, and Mayor of Vancouver these smaller papers axe -so" strong in the. confidence andJsupporf of their readers that they are able to 'tate a much more independent, line in deal- ing withT.big men and-big matters than the metropolitan papers are try- ing, ltd ;.please every section the country ;at- bn'ce. to find several' rural dallies. -more ed- ucative to their more; .read uh' a- view -to. guidance 'than the 2J treai-.Star: of Graham'.. W. J.' Taylor." of-rthe .-Woodstock Sen- publishing ouJy.'.what the government. wanted published, in Hal- ifax and; ,Quebec respect! As the conditions developed. led up to .the 'War of 1S12; to" demand news' that: al- ether. .-censored .by ad- ministrators, and- in 'the.-.first decade James-S. of .Montreal.. vlvlng, with, the Exception of the-of- Hcial Gazettes and the Montreal. Gay.- ette and the Acadian Recorder of Hal- ifax. The BrockvillevRecorcler, -which has the distinction having given an. un- usual number ot editors ip lire of the was founded in 20, and among its'fornier owners and ter and illustration that could be -sup- plied by the big. paper. To-day that is Even while the metropoli- tan papers have been expanding leaps and bounds, it ha3 been made The press of about one hun- dred years old. The Montreal Gaz- ette is thirty-two years older, but in A, 3Iacdonald, of'the -Toronto Globe and-more., evident that the first is not a wait' morexexceptional a-fig- thing the wants, is the .scribes'than- he was j "nQV-s of ,aistrictj and no temple.-If can, ..attempt- to up use of his title, give for a hundred towns ure among the .scribes than- he was among the has -given it is 'because he finds thatj of t'The Editor" fully as powerful for) public esteem. ne Casadian- newspaper man is a simple person of modest and unassum- of ten, "as -has been'said; somewhat tmaware of his o'vvn import- .nce, always accessible to any whc- Wm. Dennis, of the Halifax Herald was the earliest experimenter "with, se- auiou5 journalism in Canada, and the first publisher of an unofficial and crit- ical psner in the country, and his ex John Garrick, Editor Hamilton Times pc-ritiicc liio tasE of detaching P.. H. Vancouver and districts ail .aroua'd as each local paper can. And." to the. local paper with this' powerful hold on the local reader has come, another accession of strength in the of the "syndi- cate" system by .which an organiza- tion, such as the Publishers Press puts at its disposal the same facilities ror illustration, magazine features, and even" exclusive and rapid news as by the papers of Toronto, of life in the country in which "influ-jjMontreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver, or eace'r is more thoroughly useless. He I for that matter of Chicago'and New owes inueu uis power to the factj xorR. And so to-day there is no" city taat he comes of the people and. Canada, without its" one, two or with the people. He is not wholly ajtnree dailies, no town without its M. Markey, of -Woodstock. Ont. wish, to study him more closely than in his writings. Without exception he is a seU-niade man: there is no walk A.. Century, -E. W-. McCready, John; B. of the c.en'tu'ry to spring ui> rather. Inde- i by the and scores of who confine tneir news :to !pfficial'statements were inrdwu jat'b prison persecuted in. its. earliest tjon '.conver- sion of re- pubUcan ,-it- was5 mdre a series of.'pamrtlilets newspaper. Jt 'ha's a -dis'tinguislied fecord'-a's'a-com mercial sheet, and for many years has seen owned' by the" .'White family.- "the "oldest-papef: isur- Dig-city man. Some of the most pow- erful newspaper men in. Canada live and work in comparatively small cen- tres, Woodstock, with its Sentinei- daily or semi-weekly, no rural district witnour its weekly-, many of which are as ably edited sncf'as powerful to guide ta-eir readers as The press of the big tteview. now under the control of "W. centres. In better class of A'UNSHRINKABLEV. J." '-Toronto iGlope editors "were William who re- in. (joi. Wyii e; f Fat lier of the; Canadian Thomas; South worth, Jas. 'H, Crocket, -of the Fredericton Gleaner John Nelson, Victoria' er Ontario Superintendent of Coloui-i- ation. its present owner 1.3- the Hon. G. P. Graham, whose speeches' durtuj tne recent tcur of Sir AVil- irid Laurier, stamped him as one of tne most important-men of the federal Cabinet. (Continued on page 13) John Dougallj' of the .Montreal ;Wit- whose late head Richard. White dit'3 a few months ago to Smeaton son: There two ".eariier -papers at least in official T. H, Preston, of the Brantford Ex- positor trade-mark is" ividely advertised for protec- tion. When, you see the name on a family remedy you can be quite sure of three things, viz: ingredients scientifically compounded. Second That its beneficial effects have been proven. we know the formula and your doctor may know it too. Nyal's Family Remedies "are made by a "bouse with a solid rep- utation of.'over'half a century. The fornsulas are all exceptionally similar to what youf doctor -would prescribe. We know in all Nyal's Remedies. That's why; we. recommend-them. Anytliing you buy with the name you Sold and guaranteed by Ail Lethbridge Druggists 2259 ;