Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE WEEKLY HERALD record of the Liberal wer Lethbridge on the other hand, is one which manifests .a continued aud any o Lethbridge ea PRINTING co., interest in the welfare of was th and the was cons V A existence of a large number to Coutt Ti mivHABttlty Managing Director and measures of reform, eff.-ct-ed at a minimum cost to the the p mines to tht no large settlements these roads. From so it encouraged the Canadian Nor- thern with its transcontinental and Lethbridge east to Dunmore ranching today that road is in operation be- tween Edmonton and Winnipeg. Then it fathered the Grand Trunk Pacific, another transcontinental between the C.N.R. and C.l'.R. and by the end SUBSCRIPTION In Advance Otherlwse a year Montana market iot- as a whole. i there was hardly any jaarket in Al- Both parties have had many years jjerta and Saskatchewan. Along the in which to disclose their position, Q to shcm. a .hey and to Calgary there were a few villages, very few fanners, and of the year trains will be running over- its track from Winnipeg to Ed- monton. These roads gave transpor- tation facilities to a country of great resources and when? consider- a j human nature. being what it is, it- isjtrflific Was so small that the passc-n- f able settlement bad taken place. ADVERTISING Per Month per Inch only reasonable to exp ct that the past will be some index to the future, and that the Liberal party which has been a true friend to Labour, will receive that support which faithful and that th> Conser- FOUGHT PARTY FAVORITES ger service was confined to three trains a week. The charge is now made that the south has not been, given a competi- tive road. No it has not. but Mr. find todav along those! Magrath knows that both C.N K. and 'the G.T.P. have charters icr this dis- What do we roads? The progressive publicity pol- icy of tne-Liberal government attract-j ed the attention of the American far--ixs He came over port of those whose trust it has farming lhan ia the Dakotas, lucid explanation by Hon. Frank Oli-i ver, of the Liberal government's pol- icy iii regard to timber limits, could j not help but be convinced of that j fact. The Conservatives have been charging that the handed! tariff had been in-1 that in, every case where a Liberal secured a limit he got it because he was the highest tenderer. mer to this district, the line, examined the land and trict and will soon as Completed, come in the main here lines probably before. MacdonaM. Mr. Macdonald is man- ager of the Glengarry Ranch Com- de- here wero bet. But the government has not iglected j the south, as instance the construc- tion of the Crow's Nest Hoad. which J.V4 i V 1" f Nebraska, Iowa, and others of tbe Lethbridge on a main line oi In A speech at Sarnia, Ont., Hon. j W. S. fielding pointed out that j Co ..and C .P .R. Western States. Soon there was a owncd by the Alberta road and started us on the up grade. Mr. Magrath, while arguing for corn ,s petition, did not announce any rail- Even, when ;a Liberal's figures were only a f ,-vr dollars below that of a Con- had said that a greater wrong had never been done the people of the country than the Liberal tariff. How- since this tariff has brought j a consequence we have today large and growing farming settlements at War- ner, Milk River, Taber, Grassy Lake, ever, servative, no effort was made to tbe tender. :A Conservative lumberman i -J7 had as good a chance as a Liberal every time. Mr. Oliver, showed very .clearly that under Con- prosperity to Canada, Mr. Magrath ;eils, tb.-> electors .of this district that _ jzsr-. it however. 51 semxtive there is -practically BO difference ijs uveen the 'tariff, policies of _ the on and Liberal parties. But and north of this city. Homestead- ers rushed in and took up the land owned by the government. Prior to have been considered part of a man to even ta-ke Up a homestead at any of the and to have, paid ly differed. Political "pull" had I a'tarifi for revenue only. an acre for Ke did not sa was prepared to do for this country, if he were elected. Neither does the Conservative leader announce a pol- icy. The -attitude of the Conserva- tive party on this question is wholly destructive and not constructive. El- ectors must remember the Lib- eral policy is and has been, railroad' development and competition. They must also not forget that the Con- j A man who about the results in MR, MAGRATH'S POSITION (Hon, Frank Oliver at Medicine Hat) "I plead for honest politics. Are you going to support it'party, guilty of dishonesty in representing as a! scandal a project .which' was entered} into in the ordinary course of busi- ness and was certainly intended to secure development of the country in your immediate vicinity. I observa j that the Conservative candidate says he will support the Robbins Irriga- tion proposition. The people of Med- icine Hat do not need to thank him j for that promise., His support is no good to them. His party, if they come to power are pledged to what they are pleased to call restitution of the public domain. They are pledged to destroy the Robbins Irri- gation scheme, not in general terms, but by name and statement, and yet the gentleman, who comes before you as a candidate-has, may I say, the audacity to expect your support, as a means of putting; that party in, power." OUR POINT OF VIEW. The Conservative platform orator can put up a plausible story when he has no opposition, but when the Lib- eral story is heard the other has less THE STORE OF QUALITY." Compulsory Removal Our lease having expired we are coinpell d to move, and until our new store is completed, we will bceupy-the On ROUND STREET, five doors south of the Herald Office Oar intentions are to handle Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Groceries as usual. Hoping to give our customers as good satisfaction as before G. BRADBEER CO, SUCCESSORS TO NELSON FRASER PHONE 21 LETHBHIDGE substance than a .moonlight snaciovr. land, would servative party is a C.P.R. party, a PARTY IS all to do 'with the receiving of timber i _ limits. A Conservative could LIBERAL all that he wanted. j AND ADVOCATE'OF The Conservative campaign of mis-j RAiLROAD COMPETITION representation and slander is not; ANn DEVELOPMENT have probably in the estimation even of ilr. Magrath, qualified a man for confined to timber limits. Not long ago the Toronto Mail and! AND an iasane asyiuui. Taber began as a j mining town, wise men appreciating I the growth of the country, but little Empire, published an article headed road competition must i imagining- that the immediate dis- The. elector who is rail- trict would ever be covered with-pro- vote for the j dative farms aud happy people, party standing for monopoly. Many "Worse than the Others." It stated that two Ottawa Its record, since it J a good guess! the same pro- j vince in predicts that the Lib- j of its leaders are prominent in the erals will win sixteen of the eighteen C.P.H. and it is safe to say that if j seats in Nova Scotia. the. Conservatives-come to C.P.R. would have sufficient influence All Tory arguments to the contrary to keep out competitive roads. The the full dinner pail and the fat pock- C. P. would like to rule Western etbook carried by the people sine.1 Canada. It wants to keep out com- 1896 will appeal strongly to the elec- j coal lands petitors. We :have a case in our dis- torate of Canada. People enjoy feel- T-stN came into power in shows that the mines JLiiDerail, 1 all its efforts have been directed to; pie, who r by the Govj- In time the Mormon peo- ever been pioneers T> i __ ,1 i ail Its euorLS uueu u.i.tcvi.cu cu r yie, wuu ever yiuucma ana Kav, nad been granted I r _ t_. i supply Western Canada with rail- agricultural development, took up j Govj-rnmt-nt a. guid mining; J concession on Bonanza Creek, in the Yukon. The article proceeded: "No- roads open the country and at this point. They turn thing was done the gold mine, compete with the Canadian Pacific j ed over the sod, planted the grain railway. On the other hand the Con f and proved that tne Taber district party during the time i j servative partv during tne turn; ll-j was as rich in its grain growing pos- and the 1 ukon people demanded that p 4 J i was in power, left this country at j sibilities as in its coal. TV hat is the the mercy of one railroad corporation i result? Today practically all', the the coucrssioa upon the Department of the Interior intimated that cancellation had been determined As a matter of the C. P. R. It gave that rpad, a complete and overpowering monopoly land around Taber is under tion. t moment Sena-j day had to say; What has tbe Liberal government! about the railroad question. He tQ do with growth? We do j reported as follows: THE LEMSEUX ACT The Calgary Herald makes tor B.-lcourt interviewed them they; saw new light, and the concession' was revived. Instead of that concession being re-; vived, Ivlr. Belcourt and his political friends of the government, an action in the courts to I have the cancellation cancelled and! their right revived, contending that i it had been wrongfully taken from j them by the Minister of the Interior, j On this cas_i Hon. Mr. Aylesworth, j Minister of Justice., had the to say at Jackson's Point, Ont.: "The Government fought that issue j to the end, fought it as vigorously as! it is posible to fight a case, and abso-i lately regardless of the fact that the: gentlemen the case against! the Government were their own poli- i tical friends. (Cheers.) We succeed-' ed in defeating thos.- gentlemen the first instance, but they appealed from that decision to the Supreme "Court, where it was reversed, that! court taking the ground that th_-l cancellation of the concession could -not be supported. Did we stop there not claim that it "3 wholly respon- Ia 1S96 there was a difference in j sihle but we do maintain that its'! railway mileage between Alberta j wjse and energetic poiicy of publicity i and Saskatchewan of only 160 miles; QVer the its faith, in the; but now the latter has over athou-j countri- and its possibilities! than 'the former. and -ts curtailing of the powerful in- of the. railways of the' 'great C.P.R. monopoly should be built through to Alberta] led majoritv ot- taese people to before the feeders are built in tQ tllis countl-yF settle upon the katchewan. By use of a large map, j lands and become happy and content- Mr. Magrath argued that Alberta ed citizens. During the Conservative Neither Mr. Borden or ifr. Magrath j j have, announced their labor policy j this yet. How can they expect to secure j a labor vote, when they are afraid to y does the Lemiuex Act tell the workingmen what they would! fail to prevent strikes, but. it was do for them ii' elected? condemned in unmeasured j at the Halifax Labor congress by W. C. Simmons made a splendid! representative at Edmonton, andi you! can count upon it tbat he will make j just as good at Ottawa. See that i he is elected and you will never re-1 gret it. _ j Carload each of fresh Lime, "Wood Fibre Plaster and Cement in stock. sand miles more The trunk lines Sherman, a gentleman who receives much encouragement and synipathy from the same Albertan. And the Albertan, no doubt, 'ex- pects the public to take it serious- ly." As the Herald very well knows, the in Vancouver it is announced that i Lemieux Act has settled all the strik- j Cowan, the Conservative candidate, j es it was summoned to arbitrate, with j wm be in Borden's cabinet if the exception of a couple. It was Parliament Buildings at Ottawa Rogers-Cunningham f Lumber Co., Ltd. I letiibridge, Taber, Stirling, Raymond, lagnth, Coleridge i Russel Stole a Sidewalk first called into service at Lethbridge -Q to be enlarged to accommo: was not setting a square deal in the matter or raiiwuy construction j iumiigi-atiou was flowing iu- w the Slates and the lands and was the means of settling the J all the caDinet ministers if Mr. j protracted struggle between the A. i Borden is retumed. Nearly every E. I. Co. and its men. Conservative candidate is to be Min- and, competition and that Southern j ol- tne Astern States were being tak- Alberta had particularly suffered.! cn up put UQder cultivation. Yet The railways should be built to the j in Astern Canada conditions were districts where they are raising thej tlie very opposite. jMauy oi the few wheat that must be shipped and the furmers jn the country were leaving. It may be true that the act is notjister of; Something or Other, perfect but it is superior to any la-j bor legislation of any country in the world. It lias settled 75 per cent, and more of the strikes in Canada; it is distinct' credit to the Liberal Gov- speaker characterized it as a crime! Tne policv of Interior department eminent. Some lacor leaders con- to leave districts such as the coun- was denounced by even so staunch a demn tbe act' Mr- Sherman amongst but was there ever a law that try north of the city without rail-; Conservative as the late Nicholas way facilities if railways could beij7jood built at all. Providence was not against the West. The blame was simply upon the retrogressive policy j Now when the Liberal party came ot- tke Conservative 'government, suited every person? into power twelve years ago it found j government without faith in the coun in Alberta one main line of a government that had given a At the recent Trades Labor Con- in Halifax very strong com- mendation of the Act was offered by some of thi- foremost labor men. Sec- retary Draper said that the Act had onni I been tried and found all right and the miles north of the American bounda- i jute monopoly making it practically! onjy iauU that had so far been !ry. South of the main line there j impossible for the farmer to sell his was with the working oi the Act against those men who are litical friends? Far from it. two months ago under mu the Deputy Minister of Justice andjwas what was known as the "turke3" grain at a profit or to buy his agri- learned counsel associated with himjtrail'" from Junction tojcultural implementsv his clothing or went to England and pleaded before j LeUtoridge and the narrow guage to his food, without paying a purse- i Great Falls. These two lines travers Deeding tax in freight to the only i Hamilton, said tbe ACE the boards appointed and he never would agree to have it abolished. Allan Studholme, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council for leave on the part of the j ed a district that had j railroad in the railroad subsidized up to the hilt by a Con- on the maP of thc Government of Canada to -appeal against that adverse d vision. We ment, under Conservati-. were refused leave, and that decis-j tion' as semi-arid. ion againsrus is therefore final." in'-erior administra- country was servative crovernment. classed as worthless for anything Today we have railroad competition Is that not proof-that the Conserva-i cept ranching and mining. If) in Western Canada, and though Leth- tive press is prepared to risort to the basest falsehoods to mislead the agriculture was to be attempted itj bridge and Southern Alberta, we free- must "be on lands that were irrigated.! ly admitf have not a competitive Canadian people. There was a case, So a district about this city to road, still the construction of the in which party favorites were south was Placed uncler Crow's Nest road, thanks to the ex- tooth and nail by the Liberal and a railroad to meet the de- j acting arrangements ma3e by the rnent. Th; case was carried to the highest court in the Empire. No favoritism was displayed tovrards the Liberals interested. Men who are interested in public questions should be convinced by this time, that it is unfair to the Liberal party and to the Liberal Govern- ment, to accept the Conservative par- ty's insinuations and charges as truth. In every instance, the charge can be explained and disproved. M.P.P., was good, had proved good and the Congress would be.doing wrong if they did not stand by it. Alphonse Verville, P., presi- The Tory party is still wedded to its idol, the C.P.R. Mr. Ives' un- stinted praise is but a sample of what is being handed out all over the coun- try. This constitutes a part of ths returns received by Drummond, Os- ier, et al. for services rendered the party. The price comes high, as it has been a mighty factor in keeping the party in the cold shades of :Op- position. Billy Mclnnes, the Liberal candi- date in Vancouver, has his Conserva- tive opponent, G. very tight corner. H. Cowan, in a Mr. Cowan has been crying out in favor of a white British Columbia, and Mclnnes was able to prove that in the build- ing of a summer residence and im- proving his property at Bowen Is- land, B. C., his adversary had em- ployed from fifty to seventy-five Japs Another evidence of- Tory inconsis- tency. dent of the Congress said he had not beard one argument against the prin- ciples of the Act. Seven-eights of Laurier gets rid of Emmerson and the cases that came under the Act were successful. What better eviden.ce could fered that the Act is serving its pur- A COMPARISON OF RECORDS The workingmen of Canada will do well to contrast the passive attitude of the Conservative administration during the eighteen years, from 1878 to 1908. with the active record of the Liberal administration, from 1396 to 1898, toward labor, though thc lat- ter covers a shorter period of time, and to judge for themselves which party is deserving of their support. On the one hand, the racord of the Conservative party in so far as it has any record at all in matters of concern to labour, is one of unfilled and unlimited pretence. It is a record which from the financial side exhibits a gross waste of public funds, with not so much as a singls practical result to be pointed to in ex- four years that settlers have gone into the country north and east of this city, and some of the very men who applauded1 Mr. Magrath's senti- ments on Friday night, ridiculed the idea of sane men attempting to farm on these lands. These settlers ceeded in the face of the discouraging words of some Lethbridge people and as a consequence the country is being rapidly settled. But as we said be- fore the proof of the agricultural wealth of this section of the country has only been established within the past few years. Railroads for this country ure ur- gently required, charters for lines The C. P. II, has from Calgary to Lethbridge opening up the country to the r.crtb of us. i nd a tenuation of gaace. the shameless extrava- line from Lethbridge to Wcyburn opening up the practically unknown lands south of the C.P.R. main llns. But the C.P.R. has done nothing yd. Now let us go back again to 1896. All the railroads the south country had were the lines from Dunmorc Junction to Lethbridge and from Lethbridgft to the boundary and the C. 4b E. from Macleod to Calgary. tive roads will come and those roads will be the Grand. Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern. They have charters for branches into Lethbridge and the southern country. They will transportation facil- ities to all the country north and east of this city and will provide competition against the C.P.R. But on this, matter of railroad de- vejopment it is well to keep in mind thc record of the Liberal government As wo said before Western Canada in 1896 practically possessed only one main line of railroad, the C.P.R. Now we have in addition two other roads, one crossing the coun- try from east to west about a hund- red miles north of the C.P.R. main fine and the other opening up the vast country north of the Saskatche- wan river. These roads practically owe their existence to the Liberal party. Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his colleagues realized that for the West to develop it must have more rail- roads, and competitive roads at that. They know it would bo insane to give the C.P.R. a greater grasp upon the country than it already had mancls ot the people who took ir .arrangement u> and ominent labor lead- manus oi tne people wn.o up ir- Liijerai government, provided us with! K fi f rigated lands was built to Cardston. reduced freiffht rates and openod to ers are satisned. us the markets in the Ivootenay and It is only within the past three orj the Crow-s yest Pass> The competi- MR. MACDONALD'S LEASE. The Conservative representative at the Liberal meeting on Wednesday night declared that A. B. oVIacdonald, Liberal candidate in the Macleod rid- ing, was able to get land for an acre from the Liberal Government, the inference, of course, biing that he was favored because he was a Lib- eral. This statement proves once again that the Conservative party is pre- pared to deliberately mislead the peo- ple in their efforts to besmirch the Liberal Government. The basest methods are utilized in the campaign to reach power. Now, as to the charge against A. B. Garbutt Business College Pall Term now op6n in Telegraphy, Commercial and Shorthand Depart- ments. Unique prospectus free. Address F. G-. Gar- butt, Principal, 354 Elev- enth Ave. W., Calgary. Hyman but Borden sticks by Foster and the rest of the Tory sinners. Ex-Senator Chas. Dietrich of Ne- braska, is quoted as saying: "I told the President that the people of the West were tired of the campaign of personal abuse. I told him that the out West thought it wiser to omit the mud slinging and adhere to a cam- paign based on the record of the Republican party and the official achievements of its splendid can- didates." It's a pity that some sensible Con- servative did not tell Mr. Borden a similar truth. Throwing dirt in an effort to injure one's opponents, _al- ways proves a boomerang, and the Conservatives will learn this to their sorrow on Oct 26, 1908. Go to the blood, if you are to drive out Rheumatism. A Wisconsin phy- sician, Dr. Shoop, does this with his Rheumatic with seam- ing success, liub.on's, says the Doc- tor, never did cure Rheumatism. It's more than skin is constitu- tional, always. "Because oi this prin- ciple, Dr: Shoop's Rheumatic Rem- edy is perhaps, the most popular in existence. It goes by word of mouth from one to another, everywhere. Grateful patients gladly spread re- It is an act of humanity, to tell the sick of a way to health. Tell some sick one. Sold by J. J. John, ston.' (From Friday's Daily.) Norman Russell was up before 'Ma- gistrates West and Humphries this afternoon, charged with swiping some of. the sidewalks lying around on va- cant lots waiting for the street grad- ing to be completed. He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 'thirty days' hard labor, but the magistrates suspended the sentence. There is too much swiping being done, and the city authorities are determined stop it. to MTNTARD'S LINIMENT FOR SALE EVERYWHERE. GETS A DIVORCE. New York. Oct. Barto Hall" has been granted a divorce from his wife, who, it is alleged, travelled to Canada with Rev. Mr. Denham, now preaching in Missouri. The court fused to seal the papers, believing the airing, oi the scandal will pre- vent others. Stomach troubles would more quick- ly disappear' if the idea of treating the cause, rather than the effect, would come into practice. A tiny, inside, hidden nerve, says Dr. Shoop, gov- erns and gives strength to the stom- ach, A branch also goes to the heart, and one. to the Kidneys. When thes.' "inside nerves" fail, then the organs must falter. Dr. Shoop's Restorative is directed specifically to these fail- ing nerves. Within 48 hours after starting the Restorative treatment patients say they realize a gain. Sold bv J. J. Johnston. ESTABLISHED 1864 Merchants Bank of Canada HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL Paid-up Eeserve and Undivided Profits.............. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sir JB. Montagu Allan President Jonathan Hodgson, Esq. Vice-President C. R. Hosmer, Esq., Thos. Long, Esq., C. F. Smitk Esq., Hugh A. Allan, Esq., C. M Hays, Esq., Alex. Barnet, Esq., F. Orr Lewis, Esq. E. F. Hebden General Manager The Bank has 119 branches and agencies distributed throughout Canada. New York Agency, 63 and 65 Wall St. SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS invited, and special atten- tion is paid, to small deposits. Interest at 3 per cent, per annum, compounded four times a year. Drafts, Money Orders and of Credit, payable in any part of the world, at current rates LETHBBIDGE E. W. McMULLEN, Manager Why Trust Companies Exist When a trust company is appointed executor or administra- tor, the estate always receives efficient administration and this if one of the reasons why it is necessary to have trust companies. They offer continuity of service, and although possessing many other advantages over an individual in this position of trust, the compensation allowed is no greater (Head Office, Toronto.) Capital: Subscribed, Paid Up and Reserve, Public Administrator for Calgary, Macleod Lethbridge and "Wetaskiwin Judicial Districts. Official Assignee for Lethbridge and Macleod Judicial Districts. Advisory Board for Alberta D. W. Marsh, Esq., William Pearce, Esq., P. Turner Bone, Esq. 711 First Strwt, Wat, A. G. ROSS, Manager.