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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta i Paige 4. THE LETHBRIDftE DAILY HERALD Thursday, Octolicr 12, IttllL LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD KBTAaUIHHKD PuHl.h.d by Tht Ltthbrldo education- al policy of tlie govern nt, nor lnm> I they liny lo offer. In (lie agricultural department the opposition has no criticism nor alter- HHtivo policy to offer. They have nothing to -'say regarding govern- ment's splendid administration regard ing demonstration fall fairs, fanners' government short course agricultural schools, sevd fit Irs, weed Inspection, and the dozen and one other ways in which tho Hgriuultural interests of the province are being advanced. The tin mix ration pol- y lias no Rlternativv offered from !he opposition. The Hid given the l-cthbrklge Board of Trade in its ef- "orU to Attract settlers to th'is conn- try la but au inalanco of the in which (he douarltnent it; working. The promise of lo dfttray the eiiiwnsca of Dry Farming C'on- uext year la gen- erous iroatmeu-l that cannot disre- garded by the people of this city, rile government's efforts directly hrougli KB own department to bring people to Alberta are having splendid results and no opposition crli h belt yet propounded ori; offered way of doing this work. And so it li-wlth all the depn ilents of the government. I'rORreF fflcleiicy and economy are evide n all its work-j. Shepherd Is the Hi candidate supporting Ine gover uont that is ihus proving ii'seif as people's government, and the poop f Lethbridge have no reason ver shown them by the oppositlo vliy tlioy should not support hepherd and tin; government he wrts. OUR POINT OF VIEW The New Finance Minister IT MAY BE prejudging Air. White. the new minister of finance, to j say that he wfi] tho friend corporations nt Ottawa. Consider- ing llr. WMte'a paot that would the natural conclusion, but on the other hand, Mr. White is a of strong mind, and has risen from the common people, aud it is quite probable that he may cast asida e corporate iufluences and become hi end .of public rights. He has keen in the wrong atmosphere for some years, btit if he truly realizes the importance and seriousness of public yervict, nil classes will get a square deal. That is all the country expects of its public men. Mr- White is really the biggest and best man in Mr, Borden's niinhstry. Kipp Townsitc Case HPrLE DECISION given by the Boart of Railway Commissioa- ers of Csnoda. in what is known IB KUpp case, is a vindication of the of the small man. It may described as an individual triumph over a wealthy aiid powerful torpor- ation. 'AS such It must cause feel- Jnps of assurance in the proper dis- pensation of justice in the minds oC public. The fight has been a pro- longed one, the controversy having dragged on for nearly two years, and it. is not any too .soon that a. settle- ment has teen arrived at. The length of the time in wh'ich the situation lias fct'an discussed calls for some consid- eration. The prolonging of the dispute points once more to th-a powor of a the wrangling has been going on the community in the vicinity were suf- fering from inadequate station facili- ties. .Many a small man would have he'311 ruined, if not crippled, In pitting himself against a weaUhy corporation like tin} C. P. R.. ana there appears to be room for much improvement iu the procedures towards settlements in questions of this ascription. Meanwhile, it Is satisfactory to note hat perseverance, and a Finn belief n the Justice of his cause has ef- 'ectgd a victory for Mr. Hannan. The sxampte he hag shown, in sticking to :he issue.right through, is very com- mendable. As the decision given, and With Harold RHey as tho Conser- candidate, Glelchen ought B won easily by the Utttrala. Alberta's member of thw Borden 'abinet is a minister without port- olio, without a seat. A vote against Slioijlicrd is the e.v- pressic-.n of a ileaire to put .Michel n S'ifton'g place. Can any -.sensible 'lector vote for such a The Alberta Conservative opposi- tion opposed Uutherford's- agreement l-ith the A. and G. W. Company, and th-ay opposed Sffton's cancellation of the agreement. What are they in favor of, anyway? Shepherd stands .with Sjftou Ui ths declaration that what tb'3 province ne-ed'3 is population and transporta- tion. Both these things are being pushsd with all diligence, and a for "Sliepherd will bfllp things along. Where's tbat heterogeneous plat-, form that Alberta party started up at Red aboi three years ago? The local Conser tives seem -to it too wobbly t stand on. Mr, Mftgrath'g defeat was due, n cording to the newapa pers and some of the local whinoi to the solid American vote being ag Must him. What .trash! What aboi John Taylor and Geo. th milling: advocates of Mr. Magrath Richard Bradsuaw, Briilge other of the vigorous campaigner for tfa'3 Conservative Edward Mlqhener. Dr. -StQw lea-Jar, snys the A. and G. agree nient should never have been carrte out, tho.ugh when the exposure wa first made in the he, a long with R. B. Bennett, advo'c :earing the agreement to pieces. Sil oa tore it to pieces, anil Michene and Bennett are" now oposlng him for opposition's sak-e. Poor nnrrow i Jommiisioner the rider attached by McLeasi -ihow, the struggle was as much, for th'e benefit company, well-furnished with the mu-jpf the-people around Kipp, as for Mr. nltions of "war, to pun Its own above that of the general interests. White Hannan himself. Ve can, therefore, congratulate him on the issue. M What Will Borden do? Placates the Nationilliti (Calgary Herald. It is evident hy the fact that .Mr. Monk hns been given a portfolio that the Nationalist bogey has, been laid, and that the party which Mr. Monk represents is prepared to accept Mr. Bordon's strong and patriotic atti- tude on the naval qiiesi'ion. the'Tory (Toronto 'Saturday- Night.) These are the, days when the cry pf tlie "job-hunter" is hoard in the land. Men who believe that it is the primal duty of an incoming (idniintsiraUop to I party for years, and although he di( [not want a jpb at the present he assured Borden that he wouli be heard from later. Hope sprang eternal in the one man wh( WRS quite sure Mr. Borden would the .postmaster in his particular, town and give the job to the one more dij- serving. 'And the modesty of til er did not prevent the name of thj Re- serving one '-befng: Mqg of the men who have written so far-, seem to regard the government as meal ticket. The rotunda of the RUB- thronged with think'they are fitted for public passions. They belly up ag- ainst the bar, and tell all and sundry that while they have not landed the irize, direct assurances have been gjv e.i that they the first io OKK, the Quebec ally of Prem- ier Bordon, is committed to a plebiscite on the nlvy ques- tion. He IB opposed to B nav.v, but will accept the popular will, and it is up to Mr. Borden to test .public opin- ion by t plebiscite, according to Mr. Monk, Mr. Borden's recognition of Mr. Monk must mean the plebiscite loan, in .to be followed. Before taking Mr. .Monk Into his Cabinet, the ti-aw Premier was 'fully warned by some of his beit friends in the Conservative press. The Ot- tawa Journal) which had very lit- tle IKS for Bouraasa and his anti- British faction at any stage of the controversy, says: "If Mr. Borden, at any time, meant a plebiscite he was calling for a, de- parture from the British practice of responsible-government; and very much doubt whether such a departure, always questionable, could in the pre- sent cane do anything except plunge" Canada into a woras turmoil than any- thing on record on the naval is- sue. If, as is quite likely, the result of a plebiscite should be either to -'block Canadian action altogether, 'or to give more than half the jimpta a right to say that less than half are 'imposing something on the majority which tbt majority do not want, there would be the dickens to pay." The Hamilton Spectator is even more putvpokW H urges Mr. BordjBn not to make any with Mr. Monk or Mr. and adds: "Mr, Borden his returned to power with a majority sufficient to permit him to ;be independent of Que- or rather that portion of it which Is to Canada's participation in Imperial.- naval warfare. His U an Ideal position, and full advantage of It. he should take is no oc- caajon for a plebiscite or referendum on the navy yueitten; there is n-aed tor a 'real navy policy for Canada, and The Spectator looks to Mr. Bor- deu and his government to produce1 Biich policy'at the earliest possible moment. Mr. Monk may -not like it and hla' Nationalist frtemis may ob ject, but they are, after all, only a muavre minority, and, like all minor itles, must, yield to the will of the najority, or move eisewhere. Mean white Air. Borden doesn't have to pro mite Mr. Monk anything In respeci to the Tiavy to be infected with the job-peeking mania. Not being able to ffjid Alrl Borden "at home." they are besieging his offices in the Parliament ing, which offices will soon become the headquarters oPSir Wilfrid LaurT er. Here their enthuBiaamr-to wrye country and party dashes apajnit thei 11 raympathetic reefs' of The veterans of the party are sticking close to (Kc Capi-i .al. Of course, they wiil not adiniti Opposition Without a Policy a court house has built the provincial jail erected and tlu automatic telephone installed wiili a fine building for the central c.'fiia Th-a opposition have no eriti judged by thefr records; opposlfions liy their promises. The deeds of a govwniment cannot bo judged a't face value, for their ultimate results far present appearances; their deeds are for the future as well as for tin: preeent. Opposition promises must be taken at a discount, for prac- t.cM admlnia-Lratlon presents diffi- culties that political proinialTig does n it. In the preMnt provincial campaign tit? issue Is verj1 much one-Bided, as the government has 11s record, which neexls rn apologies to speak for It, and, rn the other hand, the opposi- tion lap no policy or promlaea to of- fer.. 3 ho opposition, fu making their weak of government, no nlternath-M to offer in the plaWn of the thlnfK they criticise. They criticize H.uthsrforiJ lor making A. and 0. dMl, and they the Bifton jov- for canceling it. But they offer w policy rake the plxcn of They have no ortticism of thv puh- He works but. are luri frank cr genuroiii enough to com- mend it. Take for e f'lsme to offer, therefore their silence ust bo'taken as consent, and is mif cl-ent If warrant the general public expieaij fli'air approval. Iu the admlnialration of the public 'cM, fuH fltaffd have been employ- ao as lo give -the public the beat possible service. Moffay has not, been wasted in making Jobs where there should be none, but every departmoni the provincial service has ,i.v fully and manned with the i-flry .hfft puMIe servants. The government, not satisfied with is progrMBlve urincational poll- -y. toiw in for further reforms. Hie and public school ciirrtcuta ch'nnffw have been approvwl by the leading wtticationistii of the province. in fftct, fbe government showed its wis- dom by geUliiK the flsKiatativc of tho leading wlucHlora of tbn provlrnw .In making (he chunks, thn nujmrlnteiuJ. of the l.ethhrldge schools being one of the -leading mumlwra of the iMltuw. Thu school onlinniio and scad to the guillotine the unfortunates considered. The wbole'ccbimlry who were appointed by iia predeces- sor.-are camping "practically, day and night, on the lawn' of Mr. Borden's beautiful residence on Wu'rtemburg street, seeking admission. 'Never was any man more carefully shadowed. Many come, but few cbosen. The wail of the hungry, vwhose appe- tite can be satisfied with loaves and fishes of office only, falls on unheed- ing ears, for the Premier-elect is keep- ing close to his study. -After "wander- ing for fifteen years iu the cold, cheer- less 'by-ways of Opposition, the prom- ised land of power'looks good to the weary They long, for soft bil- lets, for the chink of government dol- lars at the end of the nippth, and each man firmly believes that the only way i which he con attain hia.object is by bivouacking on the doorstep of the vic- torious chieftain. Those -who cannot come use .hia Majesty's malls. Over letters Mr. Borden'fi box within a week of tlie verdict at the polta. They contained a mixture ot" congratulations and the recounting of the fitness of the writers for situa- tions of emolument. Some of these letters are very fun- ny. One man wrote to the effect that he had been a staunch supporter of the :hat-they expect to be called to the Cabinet, but they go on the princip that it is just well to be" With- cab distance of the house on Wiirtem burg street. John Hflggflrr, who 9 in Parliament without a 1872, was here recently, and Is ia to have leanings towards his old" jc of minister of railways. As John hi passed bis seventy-fifth milestone, b ambition Is not likely to be jratifiec The pulse ot youthful enthusiasm stirring also in other veterans D Sproule and "Uncle George" Tayi appear lo .have Inkcn tho parlia- mentary guide, ami gone, through .the 1st of ConBcrvativoa, naming a hatch ch day as likely to be called to sit tlia council table. No sooner did man see his: liamo thus mentioned, he took the next train for the apllai, and' joined the and ppelill throng. To the local ropre entatlves, .Messrs. Krlpp nnd Chah t, puhllo sympathy is due.. Alreadj ley have lieen by linn rods .of applicalions, rnjiRing from clerVaiiips to scrub women for a Joke" On the Installment Plan i' (Puck.) Jlrs. Newly Wed cook- [1 thai dish myself. Mr.iVawly Wed (after nd you are going to cook llva coii- next, -timft? Monlirty.) "Vou'd lifitl-.Ji' fuiillKale Iho.'ie bills go liijiuc. Tlioy nuiy lw red 'wltli said Mil! alHt ,one Hjltilrdny IIH lit! t raw faded, worn an f nolbtl Ivtr certificates (u clorli. !'iVp danger from -Unit re- spmijetl- tho. hitt.or, "a microbe could live drug clerk's salary." '.j_ Scheme Yoi'li Sun.) send a pilot engine ahead iiuiu. Pity.. (hoy can't do .that 'itli hit tlains ot thought Near TOO (Boston 1 ranscrlpt A Joltc has just .occurred to me, A perfect J.'disoonijwubler." ha1 Gee! But this Is Hnlv l.fecome a Tuil-ej gobllei' E; 'CANADIAN COMMERCE EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL D D C L PnESIOINT 'ALEXANDER LA.IRD, GENERAL i i REST, "TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES eamdijin Hank of Commerce ire the convenient form in which lo carry money when Irai-ellmj; 1 hey are syep'wherei and Ihc exact- ninunnt jhle'in pnn- Countries is prjnted on .Ihc f-iuo of eyoiV cheque. Tin issued in -of- .f.10, 550, and 1-200, i23J nnd m.iy on npplicnllon :il ihe .Ii: connection will) its Tniv.-ll.TS1 Clicqu.-s I lis C Ha nlc of issued a luwl.-lfi cnlillrd Hot) of Interest loiliose nbpiit to which will bu sent free to ono apph MIJ; for it Branch C. G, K, Nourw. Mgr. ;