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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Tagc 4 THE LETmiRIWJE DAILY 1TEUAU> ay, November 27, LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD DECEMBER 1907 Pvbllehed by the Lethbrldfe Herald PubttaljInQ Co., Ltd., every llWTut evening W. lie office, Sixth Street, Lethbrldge, Aieerta, Canada. W. A. 1UCHANAN Manafilna Director T. W. 8UAYLE Managing Editor JOHN TORRANCl uilneae Manager PHONKl Reportorlal And Department 1224 Advertlilni Circulation And Job Department, 1 25 2 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION flATKB 1 rear, delivered 1 by mall C months, dclf-erei! bT S mor.ths, delivered..... 1 month, delivered...... 35c. I month, by nail Addrwsu chanced M often as desired, but addresses must bo given. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SAL! AT Cross Drtiff A M. Northira. itore: J. G. Robertflon Cranbrook, aid Atchlnson. Olamon.. Cltr Drue Vancouver, B. News Company. Brown, 119-4th Stroit. A Co.: Jackson Co.; Alex- andra Hotel; Paojjle'i Druj atore; Iter.ny A Aflln. Co-: R- W- Hamilton. Plnchir J. Mitchell; L. JlcCrea. Brcn. Jfc Company. Ftrnla, 1. Seal, Jamloon Co., 705 Riverside Avenue. Alio en alt C.P.R. tralni THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday in elfht oFnfore pares, and contain summary of the news or tlie week, local and district 1 yaar In 3 munihs-'in ndvanci B months In OUR POINT OF VIEW Enforce the the Farmers T.-TE FARMERS in ithe Burdett district are "sore." Strange to say, this time they are net tak- ing umbrage at the C. P. R. The ele- vators are coming in for the criticism and if the charges preferred ag- ainst them by the farmers are true, as they appear to lie, action should be taken to prevent any recur- rence of the situation. There is just one point which the Birrdett trouble should drive home to the grain growers of this province. government supervision of the car distribution clause in the Grain Act is totally inadequate. At Bur- ;dett the car order book is in'a dtp; reputable condition. It seems to have been kept with a view to giving the -elevators all the best of it in the .mat-: ter of I lad the rules laid down in the Grain Act been followed .out to the letter the farmers would have had their turn with the elevators, and the exasperation among the grain growers would not have resulted, and Burdett merchants would not have been weep- ing over Ihe fact that twenty-five per cent, of the grain which should under ordinary circumstances be inarketed ia that town; is going to Bow Island and Grassy Lake, where the cur order book is being, kept as it is intended to be the protection of the farmers. Last year a similar condition of af- fairs obtained on the Carmanguy branch. At some points a car order liook was kept. In others no track of the allottment of cars was kept, with the result that there was general dis- satisfaction among the men who had grain to sell. The Grain :Act was intended to pro- tect the farmers who contribute seventy-five. per cent, of the wealth of .the country, and to see other in-, terests rough-riding it over them, dis-: regarding the laws, and generally cut ting the" profits of th@ farmers to minimum, should rouse the proper ai thorlties to The quicker th letter. Vote for straight commission fora of government. Hecen-t movements in jn'opony along Third avontiu took as if there will he something doing lit the near fimirt1. Tlip news that II. U Stephens is to build a hotel here is n snHldent guar- antee tlmt It 'will be a sood one. Mr, Stephens is one of the Best hotel men in Western Canada. The city is roimnUtcrt to t-ommis. Bion g'OverninciU. What is required in the approaching election is a dec- laration as to the form (.ho commig- Bloii slmII uijte. Support straight commission government. All we need to give business tht desired Impetus is building competing railways in Southern Al Tho Liberals urn not atuu-UiiK the relief granted during the cement scarcity. They are uitarkins Iaf llc tion of the" government relief in. a 13ub ftogors attempt to in- fluence the Saskatfhewan elections. Mr. Horden conM'oius election early in'bis raroer as premier. Does a party with a bis majority re- quire a seat badly enough to prosti- tute honor for (t? li is time to stump out no matter wbicii party is Ruilty of it. Canada cwi afford to. decent. A Pleasant Suffering (Grain Growers.' Guide) Prom the Hallway Press Bureau's lefence of high freight rates in West- ern Canada: "Canadian roads including of course he Canadian Pacific, are suffering st as acutely as the American ones rom the increase in the cost of op- 'ration." From the annual reports of the Janndiau Pacific Railway: for divi- dends.............. for dm- .ends............... for divi- dends There are lots of "western fanners" ho would like to .suffer acutely in he same way. Our Taxes Have Doubled (Grain browers' Guide) For the half of Canada's, financial ear ending September 30 the Domin- in government's revenue amounted o an increase of 26, or twenty-six 'per cent, over the orrespo lid trig six months last year, lie total revenue for the year is ex- ected to reach the high water mark f The Tmlft of this re- emie comes from the duties imposed n imports. How rapidly the customs eventie is increasing appears from he fact that whereas in IflQT the duty amounted to st year's duties "were more' than namely The oliticians call'.it "revenue.1'-' people who pay this huge siim call it "taxes." Does It not seem that the time has come to lightm the b'urdtm resting on tlic backs of the people.by reducing tho tariff laxt'Ji? Or nil we still go oil heaping "l> the Sijjiin revenues "so that parliament sh. have more money Hum il knows wh to do with and have to lavish the's plus millions on railway magimt and needy millionaires? Truculent Jingoism (ilontreal Witness) It is coming to be understood, t necially since the resignation of M Monk, that Air. Hoi-den's policy who to be revealed will be an eniergeni grant of au overwhelming Eimounl- thirty millions is the figure a subvention to tho royal navy, there is uo emergfiicy there is i excuse for au emergency aubvemio The only emergency Is in our o1' Iiolltics. Mr. Gordon, luiviiig jolnc the to the extent, of'.s.u porting. their; cry that, no aic-ne should be given lo the navy wit he policy being first submitted to th people, finds' in an imuerial erne geucy the only method of eseanin from Unit uudertiiidiig. In support this proceeding the emergeucy Ide is being worked up by the geiieh nmchinerj- of the jingo organfzatio throughout the Empire. According'11 some wise ones there is to be a.coi tinuatip'ir of "emergencies. TJic tota subvention, theyJeU us. is to amoim hi a few years, to it hundred million believe tak her hbiiest' placb 'iu sharing the im uerial burden.' but that it should b done as a sober settled policy, not as a challenge to a supposed el einy. We want .Germany as a It-is the statesmanship t insist ou her eueiny. The New O'NIO .OF THE .MOST interesting items of news, so far as the city of Lctlibridge'Is concerned, is the proposed building of a new hotel at'a cost of It cannot hi that the movement is any too -early, for it is an admitted fact as far as hotel accommodation is con- :cerned, the city has been very in- adequately served. The reputation of a. city is invar- iably connected with the supply and convenience afforded by its hotels. which provide adequately, for creature comforts become points of attraction, and the advertisement thereby gained cannot be over-esti- mated. So independently of catering ..to its 'wants, the new establishment will be a big asset in the natural pro- gress of the city, It is, hardly to be realized that there have not heen among our own en-, terprising citizens any to avail them- selves the opportunity of em- on a sound investment.. How- over, ic is a cause for congratulation that somebody has been found with sufficient.yisjon, and .faith in Leth- bridge to start the new concern. That it will ber a paying proposition there cannot but be R doubt, and everythln, points .to certain success. In thfe near future the weary trav- eller will -not have to go a'way with any unpleasant recollections of fail- ing to obtain accommodation. The man who has mixed with the travel- ling- public has at all times 'been struck with the remarks made 'as to the 'Want of hotel accommodation here, and the surprise Expressed that in a; city like Lethbridgo there should be no building in keeping with its size and pretensions. The remedy is no'w to hand, and when the new hotel is completed we shall be spared from any'accusation of the kind, nor shall we .he over anxious in regard to .ac- commodation at times of important public -events. trust the new hotel will be the precursor of another to follow, in view of the future in store when the city will become an important rail- way centre, it cannot be said that even.the proposed hotel together with those already in existence will be suf- ficient to meet the calls on the same. The Naval Policy IF PARTY ORGAN'S CUD be credit- ed with inside information it may be taken that the announcement regarding otir naval policy on the part of Mr.1 Horden will be that of an em- ergency contribution of Ac know lodging the possibility of this being the present naval programme, the question naturally arises as to who'is to nay for the necessary main- tenance of the ships when they are built and commissioned. Will tbe coat be on the people of Canada or on the taxpayer'in Great Britain? Assuming that the policy propounded is substantially correct, it will be in- tcrcsthig to know what way -Mr. Bor- will propose to meet the'ueces- imagined that with the gift there will be saddled on the recipient the re- sponsibility of the expense of Us keep, and maintaining Dreadnoughts] is no small matter. Until ways and 'means are made public it, will 'be use- less to comment, but Ihe declaration :tq'1jo made will bo awaited with a great deal of interest. The pithily -will, very much interested to know the 'reasons for emergency so far as the Umpire I IB concerned.' "Mr. Borden has been styled a Jingo liy certain of the Brit- ish press, and whether that designa- tion is justifiable can only be proved by the case which the premier will present. At present, however, we have the assurance from reliable au- thorities that Great Britain Is still strong ready, and that there is nothing hi the way of a menace fac- ing it. Still the dream may hc dissi- pated, and We are naturally anxious for Mr. Horilen's pronouncement. However, one thing it; evident and that is the Borden government is by no means keen on huuirding its fa IP on another election. Hrncn ah- senefi of any ret'emire ic tributioii Dill. Taken with this the emergency contribution lias a some- what iwlrlle meaning. It is an omcr- senuy act the part govern- ment to stave off the appeal to the electorate, which the Introduction of a permanent naval policy would ne- [cessiluto. These are signs not with- out moaning and it would appear jus- tifiable under the circumstances to place the only Interpretation possible upon them. The emergency contribu- tion aavors innph of opportunism and It remains' to bo HGCII If the ikmlfMi government can rid itself of this in- sinuation'