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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 14, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 4 LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD * TABUItMt.O DRCKMBKR 1907 Publlthad By the Lethbrtdae Herald Publlihlno Co., Ltd., every liwtui waning oWce, litth Street, Lethbrldo*. A'.iMrte, C�nad�. W. A. BUCHANAN Managlnfl Director T, W. QUAYLE Managing Editor JOHN TORHANC* Bualneea Manager editorial, Reportorlal And ..Newa Oapartment 12 2 4 PHONIt Advertliing Circulation And Job Department! 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION BAT�� 1 year, by mall......... s.oe 1 year, deMvered ....... �4.oo 1 month, doUvercd ...... 35c. 1 month, by mM ...... l�c. Addressoa chansed aa often as desired, but l>ath �� addresses must be given. THE DAILY HERALD FOR 8ALB AT 1 eld Lethbrldfle-Red Crow Drug & Book Store: J. O. Robertson A Co.; Jackson & Co.; Alexandra Hotel; People's Dru( Store; Kenny * Allln. Macleod-Tounc A Co.; R W. Hamilton. Wncher Creek-B. J. Ultchell; D. L. McCrea. Taber-Westlnke Bros. Cardston-Alberta Drue * Book Company. . , Ternlo, B. C.-JPercy BeaL Medicine Hat-U M. NorUiam. Cranbrook, . C__BeatUo aad Alchtnson. Clareahalm-O. L. Relnecko ^ Diamond Cltr^Dlamond Ctty Dru� Cai ^. Vancouwar, m, C-World Wide >ews Compaay. Minneapolis-Browa * Brown, 2I9-4th Street. Spokane-.-Tha Jamteeon Newa Co.. 705 Riverside Avenue. Alao on all C.P.R. tralna THE WEEKLY HERALD ^ Published eTer>- Wednesday In elsht or more pttye*. and cOBtalaa a summary of the news of the week, local and district 1 year Id advance.........tl.GO. -i montha In advance Mc ( months In advance........71a. J ' A Radial Railway IT IS.HARDliY NBCESS.^iRY to say that most of the agitation in tlie city for the Alberta government to erect a traffic bridge at Diamond City was inspired by a desire to get : the city linked up by a radial railway with the mining communities across ' tho river. The idea generally held �was that the Letlibridge street rail-i way would extend Its lines to tap ' this section of the district tributary '[ to the city. Along this" line It is : worth considering now whether Letli-. bridge can expect for some years to ' undertalie such an important and expensive an obligation. "We all, the most orus anyway, teel that the city Is at the stage when it must hold hack from further het violated If within their power to prevent it. and to prosecute when they know ilic law is being dis regarded. It Is not necessary for the police to ask tho aldermen whether they shall proceed against evil doors or not. They must prosecute or be stamped aa perjinors. No civic body has the right to override the law or wink at Immorality. The police have no more right to condone one offence than another. Tlu'rctoro it is uu necessary to consult the aldermen. Vest Pocket Talks ON THE NEW CITY CHARTER mNIMDSECURmE COMPANY Real Estate atul hvestments OWNERS OF MORNING SIDE Suite 111 |o Sheriock^Bii^^ P.O. Box 1979 l>lioiMl291 J, 6.-LETHBRIDGE HAS OUTGROWN THE PRESENT SYSTEM A BUSINESS MAN or corporation which confided to a body - like the average city council, the carrying on bt a business the size and volume of the business ot the city of Lethbrldge would, unless it was purposely intended to wreck that business or piit it Into bankruptcy, be considered insane. We consider ourselves as businesslike and.progressive a people as any in the world; yet we persist in the idea that six or seven aldermen with all kinds,ot potions, all kinds of platforms and all kinds of n.veg to grind, whose energies are sorely taxed with businesses of their own; can, by attending stated meetings in the evening every, two weeks and special meetings every once in a ^-hile, elllc-ieutly adtainister the affairs of the City of'Lethbrldge. Such a system may have suffleed in olden times; it may still work sufficiently well in small (owns, or even in fair size io^vn^ iii older communi- ties, where there is little or no growth and where there are comparatively few large public undertakings contlHUOusly nnder way. But public business in the city of Lethbrldge, which has gone so whole hear^edjy in tor municipal ownership,'has become, too complex, of too great magnitude, too expensive, and demands too much constant and exhaustive energy to be left to the care ot bi-weekly meetings and the almost beggarly attention that a board of.,aldermen, burdened with their own affairs, are able to bestow upon. It,, .. ' : A "s'tage-otjaqfi'^', systent of ^clvic^ov. ernment ha8,\a^jed into'those days of the wireless message and the aeroplane; \h re-,adjustment is necessary. We mijstja4ap.t our public business to liieet motfe^-n conditions. The adoption of the. dire?^" plan of commission government 'wiir'mean, simply, adopt Ing the public business of the city of Lethbrrldge to conditions as tlioy exist Ib. Western Canada.at the coijimence-menf ot the second decade of the twentieth century. � -.i hand in hand. That fact has been proven by e.xperience right here in Southern Alberta. If, therefore, the government can so dispose the leases ot the available prazing lands as to make them available for summer pasture for farmers carrying bands of sheep, it would seem to be quite evident that they would be doing the greatest good to the greatest number. They would he jrromotlng prosperity tor the year round over a large area, �whereas, -by placing all the foothill grazing laiid In tho hands. ot  what miigt necessarily be a comparatively small nuinber/ot cattlemen, they will be,working advantage to the few, and the country as'a. whofe will lose accordingly.. '� The Herald-itiellevcB that the cattle Industry should be fostered. It believes that the cattiemeit"should liave equal rights to grazing lands with any other parties � desirous of obtaining .them. But tliat is as far" as their rights go, and .there does not seem to be much doubt that the Ranching Commission will make their recom-mehdatlbtis along that" line. It will place all on' an equal footing, and mixed farming, which soeins bound to come, will come all the Booner. OUR POINT OF VIEW r i The question now Is,'will the alder, jnauic-dresaing forl'SlShave-.siiBe in ,lt or not. .; There is promise ot enough new 'hlood- in tho alderroanic contest this yehr to furnish snap and bright ideas. 'y>'hen T'onal McNabb, that braw ' ^orth Lethbrldge 'boy, conies oyer itjic track with tho pipers leading the procession look out for a record vote, -.parliament opens one week from today and then for that much delayed aunounoement on the naval policy. It takes thousands of acres to satisfy the sheep and cattle ranchers, One acre will do for a ,Vcry profitable chicken ranch and the (.ready money awaits tho man with the guaranteed fresh eggs. - . , The Coleman lire fljghters are de serving of the heartiest cohgratula tlonsinv their successful'coping with tho blaze'-ln the mining company's plant. Less enicleht work woiddprob- A week from today-the fireworks commence (It Ottawa.  ,v " '! , Those Plncher, Creek, cattlemen seem determined hot'to have any wool drawn over their eyes. . i ,It is not II case' ot.the lion and the lamb lying dpVn together with the sheepine'n i^nd'fhe cattlemen, Calling Down Mr. Crothera . (Nelson News, Con.) It would be interesting, at least, to know why Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of labor, refused the request ot the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees for a board ot conciliation Surely If these men have a grievance they have a right to have It inquired Into. Mr. Crothers, however, up to the present, so far as the Dally Ne^vs knows, has given no reason for his re-fusal. He might, at least, explain and perhaps the public would understand. A Tribute and'a Confatalon (From Gov. Wilson's speech at Wilmington, Del., October 17, 1912.)" Now there arises up In Wisconsin that indomitable little figure of Bob La FoUette. 1 tell you,'ladies and gentlemen, I doff my cap to Bob La FoUette. He has never taken his eye for a single moment from the goal he set out to reach. He has walked a straight line to it in spite of every temptation to look to one side. Do you remember that story in the "Arabian Nights" of the man who 'was sent on a quest to the top of a great mountain to bring an enchanted bird that was there singing loViely In a cage, and how he was warned that he must not heed any voice by the wayside, that he would find the way side strewn with great stones, that every one' of these stones was some traveller in quest of that enchanted bird who had allowed himself to be drawn aside, and had turned back at the sound of some voice-for the very stones, cried out-and just so siirely as he looked agide or turned hack, ho himself would be transfixed and turn ed into a stone? I have sometimes thought of Senator Uv FoUette climb Ing that mountain ot privilege jn order to take away the only precious thing that was in it, naiholy, tho rights of the people of tho United WOODROW WILSON A MKIIITY HUNTER Commission form of government is going to bp a live issue in the campaign., Candidates and all ratepayers would be Weir advised In following closeiy the series of excellent articles appearing dally in the Herald. They are written by a gentleman who has made a close study ot the problem. The death of ex-Governor Ogilvie of the Yukon removes aman who did !hls country good and uitselfish service. He entered the Yukon when to use his position to acquire wealth would have boon an easy .matter. He left the Yukon'as poor as when ho enter iod It. He gave his time to tho coun-Ary-. Such iinHelllsh-dovotionlu public dntylB-ntltu^C'lnltbT' ' The C. P. Gompainy Ar^ Offering Lands InlbeU^ Also (jty Lots AtVery Moderate Prices, Payable on Easy Terms For Full Particulars Apply , c. p;r. agents Opp. Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 States, and the stones-the stand-pat stones-crying out to him: "Bob, look around. You are on the wrong journey. This is not tho way. You are betraying us." . . taunted, laugh, ed at, called back, going steadfastly on and not allowing himself to be deflected for a single moment, for fear he also would hearken and lose ail his power to serve the great interests to which he had devoted himself. , I love those lonely figures climbing this ugly mountain of privilege. But they are not so lonely-now. I am sorry for my own part that' I- diil not come in: when they, were fewer. There was no credit to come In "when I came- In. The whole nation had awakened. All- New Jersey, at' a'ny rate, was tired of the game, and was willing to try an utisophistlcated schoolmaster; becauBo It was in search ot somebody that did not know how to play the old game. erg all over the world with an e.\-hibit bt ^Martiuls Vheat weighing fiG pounds to the bushel. This is the wheals wltl^'ywhlch tho Domlnloh Department ot Agriculture has been experimenting tor several years, and which, it is confidently believed, will take the place of,the Red Fife. Marquis, is the earliest and more pro-UOx);' two points' of prime Importance, Alberta madi^'another notable win with a sample of Alberta Red 'Winter wheat grown near Plncher Creek, which took second prize in tho sweepstakes. The persistent efforts to improve the varieties ot wheat suitable for cultivation In the west are worthy ot all praise. The result will be to make all Canadian wheat the standard in hard varieties,' and a neceeslty for millers all over the world. ' � . The Wheat's the Thirtg (Toronto Globe) : Canada has at least a hundred nillllon acres of land capable of growing for all time under reasonably leltlclent cultivation twenty bushels o^ wheat per acre yearly. The United States has 110 si|ch area of hard wjicat territory. Siberia may have, but It Is as yet undeveloped, and will probably remain 60 much longer than Canada's great �wheat field. ; Canada is" l^ptTOwlng very freely nibroad. Wheat 'will iong be the chief export-.wlth-wliich she will'pay the Interest on that borrowed capital. In tlie early days it was timber and wiooden ships. Uiter it was lumber "and , driryf jproducts. Hereafter a hundred million, dollars or more of the year's expQr,t8 WllJ ,eo out In fclie .forra'-of. .ivJjefit or flour. In the, five months eiidihg ,August the exports of Jlour and Wheat to--talled oVe'r $-l3,0OO,p'O0. At'tlio present tlme.^'pwlrig' tq the rush' of .exports before ,tho close "o( naVlgatjon; wheat to the value pt aeverral^ million-dollars must ba , going-out' every week. -, :' j , ! It is of Ihe litmost - Importance, thcretore.'that the doll-dud 'the cll-miitlc coiiditlons ;ot "Canqida shall* be talteii adv4hlago dC tor,;;the ;produc-tlqu ot iwlieat'of the ^highest possible quality. Gooil "seei'is vital to the wheat-grower. At the recent Dry-' Farming Congress'-in lielhbrldge'Can-' adiah .wheat once more to'ok tli^e first pl4c6. -Mr. Horiry Holinea, of Ra.v-nioiKl, Alberta,..BOourod.tUo-JIrat.prize iu a comDctlilou' pneu'to wheal grow- via DEC 1^^1^I9W THREE EXPRESS TRAINS IkAILY Lctlibrhl^c to Toronto and R�tiini, J|i59.35 ,1 LctlibL'idge to Montreal and liietiiiMi, $64.35. Corresponding low ratea to pointa in Ontario, Quebec and Maritime Provlhcea Ticket* on Sale December Itt tb 31*t in-�� elusive � Good te return within three montha Liberal Extension Pilvlleges Tickets issued in connection with TRANSATLANTIC TRIPS on sale November 7th to December Slat, Inclusive and limited to five months from date of issue, with privileges ot extension. :! Fineat eiqulpment. Standard and Tourist Sleeping Gars. Dining 3irs on all through trains. Compartment Library, Observation cara Q "Impeirlal Umlted" and "Toronto Express". Special Throngh Tonrlst Csir Service In cohiieqtloft with these excursions;;; For date^ of-departure and re'Jtarv'BUonsai)i>iy tolocal agent; Tickets Via all Trans-Atlantic Steamship Lines For full Information, rail and ateamahip 'iioketa, apply to 8. B (TCHELL, Ticket Agent,; Lothbrldflo, or write to ; B. G. McNEIIyLIE, ..... Diatrlct Paaaenger Agtnt. Culg^ry, Alberta. I I. 87 ;