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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 5, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR LETHBntPQE, ALTA., 8ATUHDAV, SEPTEMBER 6, l�08. Wherever there is a Baby, there should he a Copy of this Book "The Care and Feeding of Infants" tells Modieri juit what they should know about baby's food and baby's diet and baby's troubles ' It showa raolhcis how to select the food that will agree with baby's delicate-stomach -1 ow to protect baby against stomach and bovvel troubles in hot weather-and how to keep baby sturdy and well Mothers will find this book iavaluablc. FREE on request We will lUo send FREE a large sample of NESTLE'S FOOD-the perfect food for babies. Suitable lor llie youngest infants. Requires only water to prepare-no milk. Wtire for the book and sample of food now. 64 THE LEEMINQ MILES CO. LIMITED,    St. Lawrence Boulevard. Montreai- c:?UjvKuiBhmcnt ol tt\c Intlinn liUi^s to the public lands; und tho, Ottawa Evening Journal will linrdly attinnpt to question its justico and wisdom, and cannot queHtion the m^cfssity the pcflent GovcrnnKiiit was under of carrying out thn system wliicli on entering office it found establialicd by law. In point t fact, nionovev, the land scrip issued by the Liberals to the hnll-broeda was only one-tlyrd ot the ampunt issuccl by the Conservatives between 1878 and 1890. With the'exceptions thus tinted, tlie Ottawa Evening Journal oannot point to any eveninunibered land disposed ol by the present Dominion Government otherwise than to si-ltlei's. Stanfields Lands For the Settler The Liberal Policy Now As Since 1896 A Consarvativo Charge and the Plain facts in Relation Thereto-Land Intended for Settlers Has Not Passed Into the Hands of Speculators -Thirty-Five Million Acres of Land Given to Settlers as Free Home-steads Since 1896. (Manitoba Fre^"' Preis.) Tlie jjracticn of pahning off falsehoods designed to serve the purpose.s of faction, in the guise of Initlis uttered for the public weal, is spokeu ot by iiacon as one likely to continue in all ages. Shakespeare puts in the mouth of li^ar contempl^s refeT-encn to the same practice- "Get thee glass eyes. "And like a scurvy politician, seem "To see the things thou dost not." The American magic lantorn as a means ot convoying political falsehoods is among the modern developments of the art referred to as it is practised in the country in this year ol grace. But the most shame-lefls palming oft of party ml-srepros-entations in the gnise of truths uttered for the public weal is that which is practised in the distiemination of such Httttements as tiie following, which is here reproduced from a recent editorial in the "Ottawa Evening Journal, professing to discuss the record of the pre.sent Dominion Government : -M. ."The land, instead of- going direct to the settlor, has passed first through the hands of the maddlemon, friends of the Government, some of them now even mcrobers of Parliament and supporting the Government, men who buy for a song and sell or hold for hundreds of thousands. Lands, coal areas, timber leases, graing leases, irrigation privileges, the pub' lie domain in the West in all its concrete forms, passes into the Ininda of a few groups of men, is alienated forever at prices ridiculously incom-. measurale with its real value and the man who is to meet the enhanced cost which the speculators are to exact is the settler whoso interest the Liberal leaders in 1893 pledged theiii- helves to ijrotcct." This is truly a sweeping indictment. It amounts, if the words bear their conventional meaning, to this, that it is and has been the fixed policy of the Government to make it impossible for the actual settler to get access to the lands without first dealing with a middleman. But will tlio statement stand exmnination? Lands, coal areas, timber leases, grazing leases, irrigation privileges. m Ottawa from 1878 to 1896, as a reserve from which the railway land grants made so lavishly by that Government were to bo selected. When the Liberal Government took ofBcc iii 1800, the odd-numbered sections were llius tied up. Comparatively little progress had been made in the selection of tl... rr.iiiions upon millions of acres of railway grants. The first thing done by the Liberal Government was to stop' the policy of granting lands to railways. Not an acre of land has been granted by the Liberal Govonunent to any railway. But fits perfectly because each garment is made to fit an individual type figure. ALBERTA RED ON THE (MARKET Women III a woi'd, "the public domain in the,, , , , n  , i u.. ,,,..,.' , , ,, . the grants already authorized by the West 1.1 al IS coneie'ii,' foiiu, , V. � tv , I .. ,� ( t f . > \ n I eg slation of the Conservative regime !>ictuied as ulienated f.rever at the ^^^^^^ ^^^^ satisfied, as they had to exp:..ns. ot the .settler. , ^^^^^^ p^^p^^^^ The Free I'ress proposes today to repudiate obligations which it had consider tlic first item in tiiis list,' voluntarialy assumed. Until these namely, the lands. As for coal areas,' grants were satisfied, the odd-number-tiniber leases, grazing lea.ses and ir- ed sections had to remain tifjd up. To rlgatioii sales, these may b;' hsft over the work of hastening the selection for discussion later. Sutlice it here by the grontoes the Liberal Govern-to point out that Hiese latter require ment upon taking office, odd^essed it-tho emiiloyment of large capital, and self. It was slow work, as there were thus, in that seiisei st'.ind apart from many millions ol acres to be selected, the c.iHv? of the settler. For the de- and .the grantees did not find it in veh)pmenl of a coal area Hliafls have' their interest to hasten unduly in to be sunk und nmeliinery installed,' making their choice; as the longer neeesitating such large outlays of they could postpone making the se-moiicy as are possible only by com- k-ction the longer would be their cx-panies; the same is the, case with tlie , emption from provincial and muni-tiniher b rths. As for grjizing leases, cipal toxation. That work was at they are necosary for th'� continuance last completed; and its completion of the ranching indu.'^try, hut. they meant the reversion to the Govern-have not stood in the way of the ment of Canada of some 30,000,000 .scatter; .lh range, as in Sovithern acres, of which probably 20,000.000 Alberta has been converted into farm.s| acres ore good orable land, available as (he settlers have come in. As tm- for immediate settlement, irrigation, it is a work wiiich has If the Laurier Government were a to b(- done on ii large scale, involving | Government of graft, as so freely heavy outlays; a-id the very fact i charged by it-s enemies, the reversion of its bring iiece.ssary in any area is ^ to its control of this immense area proof in ilsi'll tha.t that area is one of orable land would mean the open-whicli will be passed by the .settler j ing up of an unprecedented opportun-in his search for a home, _ i ity for corruption on a collaSsal - scale. These millions of acres could Li>t us, Uierefore, today discuss the be carved up in land deals like those treatment of the actual settler, for' the Koblin. Government, for the whom th We now c6me to the tree homesteads given t large or small. 'Then again the amount ot grain Ui' be shipped this year W(mld probably be sufllcli'nt to inake an averog.' (>f ;(0 ears piT week the year round if it were so shipped. But in the Grain ' Act there are ten different grades into which winter wheat con be divided and if there was to be much variety in the quality of the wheat produced it might mak(! it very difficult tor exporters, as it has always been in the past, to gather together a shipment of any one grade quickly, thus causing more risk in buying, expense in holding and also more difll-culty in selling und tnmble in finding buyers as compared with spring n large quantities practically every day in the year. As regards the oclual difference in I export value between spring wheat and winter wheat then; are no regular market quotations on any market in the world for .Mheita Red winter wheat and therefore no exact means of comparison. The tendency, however, is to class Alberta Red ivith Kansas No. 2 Hard winter, the latter two grades being raised principally in Kansas and Nebraska and surrounding states. The jirovincial department of agriculture is taking up the plea of the Alberta farmer for a relatively better price for his winter wheat. Samples of Red Fyfe and other spring wheats and .Vlberta Red winter wheat have been sent to Chicago to be experimented with as to their relative vol-  Place Your Orders for ....with.... JAS. FRAME .Salisfnotion 0 iiuranteed i X   PHONE 289  Coal, Ice and ^ I PRAYING Western Transfer Co. LONG BROS.Proprietors Office opposite Balmoral PH ON E 63  ue in the manufacture of flour. The aim of the department for the present is to suiiply farmers with convincing arguments as to why they are en-tilled to demand better prices for their wheat. The r.sult of the experiments will be watched with interei'e Saskatchewan Volley Land Com-pony? The results secured by that departure from the Government's fixed policy have justified it abundantly (ind there is no part of the Government's record to which it is more entitled to point with satisfaction. What con the Ottawa Evening Journal od duce in support of its assertion that the land in the West designed for the settler has been "alienated forever at prici fi ridiculously incommensurate with its real value" to speculators? It is easy to make sweeping a.ssertions like those of the Ottawa Eveiiiiig Journal, which says that all land bos been made over to the grafters. But the making of such assertions, and the repetition of them does not make them true. Before turniiig to the consideration 1 of the actual amount of land which I has been taken up in free homesteads I under the Liberal Government, it is i necessary, in ord't to cover the ; whole ground, that a word should bo i said about the half-breed scrip. It ia j true that even-numbered sections j of land have passed to holders of half-breed scrip without conditions of settlement. But this. ^oroceduro wns fixed ot the time Western Conado became a part of the Dominion. It was a part of the cost of the Dominion's title: it was baaed on tre.itios volving the granting of this scrip in Thus we have taken the charge mode by the Ottawa Journal which in much the same terms, is being made by Conservative newspapers from one end of Canada It the other, and put to it the ttnichstowe of fact. At onci) it reveals it�elf not as truth but as falsehood, not as a well based charge but as a carefully concocted slander. The record shows that the Liberals have been true to their promise to keep the land fur the settler. Thirty-five million acre.s have passed from the Crown to homesteaders under simple conditions of settlement since the Liberals took office is the unanswerable proof of the truth of this statement; and it further evidence is needed. Surely it is supplied in the i Supplies I ot every variety always in stock. Call and see our goods and get our prices t McKENZIE 9f ROY | Redpath St., Lethbridge, Alta. 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