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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR THE LETHBRIDQE WEEKLY HkRALO Letlibridge Herald PRINTING CO., LTD. W.JLBuduwi, Managing Director and Editor, iund housekeepers ada occupies a prominent position instance. The Hamilton Herald, ar amoiu; the nations both in trade and independent journal devoted to labor international our utmost effort j pet-hive road to ler towards no. man has taken a As his or .effective part than ue to his member for Lethbridge. The 3 real legislation, which was a railroad the last session of the t we want no stronger or .abler Mr. Simmons. He studied i must hour -laws and is citizens of thoroughly and prepared a greatness to information, which was o bring a convincing the less informed city. The of the house of the necessity n beaten in legislation being ranee to the Magrath press is very free th? A. R. allusions to the services" the and our candidate has rendered i the Now the Herald has fre-ouentlv admiration o as a citizen oi Southern Oi alright. It looks as if-they intended to do great things for tie Would you like to go back t. the prior to 1896. Canada is enjoying prosperity an-i Why change the g ve-u- Hon. Frank Oliver is ple-uy gc-cd enough a minister of the icr Maeleod riding will make 10 m.-s- if it elects the honest up- ht A. B. Macdonald to the tL-u :o Th I berta but it is not prepared to admit Herald believe the Alberta Gov [that he is any better friend of Leth- in- 1 bridge or Southern Alberta than Mr. t'rmneni solve the problem by during these politics. During the interests does not agree with ibfs time thai the.Liberal party has been view. It sensibly judges that legis- in office :he country has had an era is to be judged by its average .of-unsurpassed prosperity. Even -mr- attaiuiucut which in the case of the ing the past year or two when other deveU) lt The nations have felt the pinch of hard; An eighteen foot sidewalk ou main, business streets will roads to brinjr branch Simmons. It i.-? true that Mr. Mu- i00k more than ever like a city, lines int-y the south country by means: yraih served this city as mayor and. especially as the crowds on the of bonds That district as representative at Re-1 streets make it an absolute necessity! a-itoe Should riot k- giveis however.! giaa in the days of the old Terriior- i to haw them this width. until the province secures a control ml Legislature bin that his record of th- freight and traffic raws. Once Jin either, of those bodies was better is the better record, twelve! these rotids eanu- into the city we I than that of Mr. Simmons' during' ycars of Slr0ng. capable Liberal gov-; would have the competition we want, time he has represented Leth- crnment or twelve years of feeble They would also open up a new bridge at Edmonton cannot be es- Conservative opposition? The ques- try and create new towns and village? tablished. From the workingman's tion is -ljoc ]larci to answer. all of-which would add TO the rapid j standpoint and more especially the j high indeed. Lethbridpe as a dis-i mining c-lass Mr. Simmons stands out Our Socialist iriends object to out-j times, Canada has been progressing j teieerapber was re- and has felt the period of Act is Herald says: "A C.- P. K. centiy discharged lor a reason which stringency less than any other ua- his fellow-employees deemed insaffic-! tion. Before the Lemitsux Act came The Conservative party sr.y that th "THE STORE OF QUALITY." Compulsory Removal Our lease having expired we are corapell d to move, and until our new store is completed we will occupy the Enterpris Lumber Co. Warehouse Oa ROUND STREET; fiVe doors south of the Herald Office Our 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. LETHBKIDG-E tributins centre. Action, of this nature j oroininenlly through his active parti- siders being brought into this city j the credit of the great progress Canada should be gives.'to cient Providence. Providence of lent. into force the dismissal of this em- ployee would probably have been proniptlv followed by a. strike 01 the C. P. R. telegraphers. But un- as beneficient previous to 1896 der present conditions it would be unlawful for them to strike wi on tiie part of government is j cipation in the campaign for the pass to replace loc-' laborers, but nvy warranted. In Alberta we have very age of an eight hour law for the clap their hands with joy when a nan few branch lines of road. In Southern j miners. Mr. Magrath on the-other from the Pacific coast comes into the j Alberta we have only the A. E I. (hand has admitted that he opposed riding to make an represent j lines and the C. E. to Calgary I and succeeded in removing from the this district at Ottawa. Why not ap'Jrt from the Crow' s Nest line I books of legislation in the North i loyal to local men in t'nis case as well which can properly a main i West Territories an eight hour law j as the other? line. From Strathcoaa south to the j for miners. >LS boundary at the present time. Alberta j Hon. Geo. E. Foster, one of Mr. er but made. the Conservatives u'erc in pow-} QIle raiiroad. A i Magratli's leaders has not been re-' the same progress Providence always i. having first appealed to the Domin- The Conservatives say it is time for a change at Ottawa.. Before the j i situation such as that i-s extremely in buked for telling the people of Prince -people wiu agree they want to- bc i A vast! Edward Island that if the Conserva-: sunj there wiu be ft change With power they Haffgart> Bennett, Osier, Fow i tunnel from New province and sure- o! the C.P.E main line and j ly it is not .wrong for us to mention practically Medicine. Hat, not I that Hr. Simmons succeeded in hav pany Lethbridge made-the head oi a ft appointed, and it has investigated between' the progress of Canada in. the dispute, A majority of the the periods-before-and after 1896 has board favor the men's side of the the difference in administration case and would so have" reported, but j recognize that they have velopmejlt' or to the settlers judicial district, and also secured an the company has anticipated the re-ihad businesslike, there get their grain to mar- apropriation. for a magnificent new J" port by reinstating the iu office during the past Then thfire js a rich court house and gaol at this city., p telegrapher and agreeing-to pay him and are notJn any to j of. coimtry soulh of ATacieod and I? that doing anything for Let-h-] ler in, the lead it would be the same i old government that was kicked out; It would be the same old! corruption, graft and cor- It ,-s n0t time for men dead in full for all the time he. has been change' 6ut of work. i as strong, as capable, as progressive j Piucher Creek that only needs a rail- bridge '-Those who are disposed to belittle and find fault with the Lemieux and UQDUef1 as ffreat 'a deSire t0 people as ever ft because it failed to prevent the strike i can be with the af- of the C. P. fH.- machinists should fairs the liatioa for another Par- sot forget this c-ase of .the telegraph- ers and the forty "-other cases where j the Act has been successful" in disputes promptly and ending indus-! ttrial war. An act which, in forty- j i road to bring. in a population make it .productive and the same can ing hs said of the rest of the country south and east of .Lethbridge to the Saskatchewan anci American boun- As for the Conservative party, the 1J (iaries. It is an imperative duty of people have DOt the in- odti cases.'has 'done what it was de-' rjrhey that the competence, lack of progressiveness, and corruption of the party when in power. Alberta government, to solve this I problem. These .great stretches of land must be given transportation signed to do, but which 'has failed in If of the party' is a road less rigmarole of words as long as uWo or three cases, cannot be! in order said to have proved a failure. Vf th.e of the party leaders re-' facilities, and ..the pfrese-nt. distrib- centres now possessing one rail must be given at least another that they may have If the percentage of successes in favor of every law on the statute book .as great as the percentage in favor! of the .Lemieux Act. this would be i mains -as it The party still is as and the people as a whoJo do competition. Competition in freight to get his j not. want it in olflcc again until it shows different 'qualities--of leader- law-abiding- country indeed." ship, and goods cheaper and. more quickly and will open the way to cheaper living on the' prairies. shows 'hat MIV Simmons The Fredericton Herald, with per- wide uwas- in familiarity with the scene 61 after the city's interests. As a operations, puts it in this dever.way: er of fact Mr. people of Colchester who live! pvllic service is oversha low.-r. [along the shoros of Cobequid Bay, the service Mr. Simmons has used to the. wonderful eity and district and we on of the JPundy tides rising and tha; the Liberal candidate will be bing twice a day, but the flow of the best representative for Medicine at Five Islands in Mr. Stan- Hn rding to possess field's behalf, eclipsed even the have nothing to say against Mr. Ma. personally. We are PREPARE FIRE GUARDS I cannot how the acqui- i THE RAILROAD SITUATION. silion of the A. R> L lines by the I. The C -P. E.'s purchase of a" con-i Ca'nadiaa Pacific Railway will help The long continued hot, drv period! trolling" interest hr the Alberta Rail-! Lethbridge there is the possibility of weather brings the people of the! and legation Company t! that that corporation has plans in tha' goutleman who is spok: i of by hU supporters as high nr-'l ab- vi- petty schemes, is camu.-MJiuiTg .under the auspices oi the .Couser- vit-v-- pclicy.-1 of slander and i- r- --orting'40 cheap and si .v taik the Liberal -candidate's -of a-fCtWo to office and over: the homestead-m --.ncl orhi'r stich bluster..that- is as frf.m lb- Kuth as Mr. Magxath sviulc: b-? making such stateme.'H'. ii S e out- of politics. full moon.-, efforts of the Bay. There was no ebb to the booze outnt of Mr. Bayne and his.coadjutors. It was all flow." prairies face to face with serious i, j danger.' The growth of grass this to th year was very rank and now that it i the best news Lethbridge could have bad news It takes To our mind it is city at any rate. view for the creation of a great rail-j road centre here. The C. P. R. with' all is not going about with i OUR POINT OF VIEW We must have railroad compeii- aivjiy from us -railroad competition, i its eyes closed .The West- is its j has become dry the danger from for' the A. R. I. with its American j biggest and most productive field andj _ rie fires is very great. --People who j connections enabled us to enjoy the jit is determined to Keep ahead, of all! The 1 R j ,raiiway was a better were prepared to admit Billv thc s -landara uu monopoly lived: on the prairies any num- j benefit- oi a competition in freight! competitors at. any The Of.Lethbridge than some of us tier' of years are fully aware of the j rates, a very important matter for; chase of the A .E. Co. a case1 of them having had ex-i our shippers. Presuming that'the C. I in point. That action was taken; perience in fighting the rapidly rush-'j P. E. investment iu the A. R. I. with no other purpose in view than! to own orl'means that they will control its des-ito keep out the. Great Northern. The! their neighbors' property. New set-1 tinies, we are face to face with a ser-' C. P. R. will soon have a line from! tiers coming from parts of the coun-1 ious problem. We are wholly in the! Lethbridge to Calgary, the trj- where this danger does not exist i hands and at the mercy of one rail- j tion oi which it no doubt hopes ore very-likely to be careless in the road. It can dictate to us, where be-j-serve- two purposes ,the tapping of j handling of tires with results disas-! fore the competitive road, was a lev-! a growing section of country and the j .trous not only to themselves but to j erage sufficient to keep down rates'keeping out of a competitor. Then; other settlers for miles around. A j to a better figure than great danger arises too from the non-competitive points, thoughtlessness of travellers going! The C. P. R.'s investment. over the country. They leave camp j take it, covers the railroad, fires burning and throw burning match j and irrigation sysu-m -Tht-y have es or cigar stubs on the prairie, evi-j cured control oi the A. R. I. dently not realizing that, the whole; and control always means contn at it proposes to run a line rrpm lit i i- YVeyburii to Lethbridge ,opening a practically untouched section of Saskatchewan and Alberta. These two lines wiih Lethbridge as their terminus will help to maky this city one of the greatest railroad een-j If you want t-6 feel proud of the take a trip down the A. R. .line anci iook at the great fields j of grain. No other part of Canada is This year. we have had excursions of Minnesota editors, national news- papermen, American farmers; and Scottish1 agriculturalists, everybody! Eastern Canadians.- Outsiders are more, anxious to know about the Canadian West than are the Canad- ians themselves. "Why don't the govern ments of the Maritime Provinces- com- bine to send out a commission to spy out the .promised land and bring in a report that their people can -rely on? Why .don't Ontario and Quebec send out parties of inx'estigation to. report on this part of their own The people of Eastern Ca- nada will not know the good they are missing until they are all gone, The American and the British- er will have them. FOR PURE ELECTIONS Halifax, Sept. Mc- Carthy, Bishop'Worell and the heads of the other religious denominations in this city have issued a call for a meeting to form an electoral purity league for this county and urging to compared with it throughout Scotia. eagues Raymond is putting up an opera house that will make Lethbridge look like the ''thirty cents'" we hear so much, of. district is dry as paper and that.'not a silent partnership. 3u not only''. ti't-s in Western Canada. They would! a single lighted match will surely! will suffer from the lack of rail-1 also place at our doors an immense! cause the loss of thousands of clol-; competition ,but i: is quite like-territory for our wholesale houses and j The investment of two million dol- lars and probably loss of life. ly a progessive policy in the settle-' industries to sercv. The C. P. R. in in Lethbridge property by the The police are as visitant as pos-1 meat of the irrigated lands will not carrying out a policy of that rnagiri- C.P.R. moans that they think Leth- sible in preventing these fires and vjg; adopted. Tlie C. P. R. at iln-jtuile. would build up Leihbridj: orotisly prosecute those guilty of such present possesses hujre tract of irri-' carelessness, w-jt land east of Calgary and it is do not restore property or brinjr j keeping it biwy frouiriL'' back life r-.nd therefore are poor sat-! for it. It can ivadilv TAX COLLECTOR SHORT Collingwood, Ont., Collector J, W. Archer, is under ar- rest here charged- with the theft of funds. The shortage is wholly in the accounts of 1907. The deficit amounts to cannot afford to minimize its in-j flurnce as a factor in our growth and t. However wt- do not want i isfaction to the sufferers. Every fanner and rnncher should therefore he exceedinsjrly careful to see to his fireguards. All buildings and stacks should Vt? nv .it least one fireguard, ploughed Twenty fcrt wide, hul better to n dou- ble guard wit.h a burnt area between. Every settlor .should tivke The most careful precautions to nvoirl Ijoiniy caught in a fire. that it will givr: fir? to ilvj settlement of ilios in the Lc-thbridge district. As for the cnal mines ;he .A .K. J. liiis been producinj: thn coal thi: market demands and the C. P. Jl. will nut likely any bettt-r. So no matter how you look at it the en- ;iml cannyt afford to be a one rail- road city. We must 'have "t'-i -r lands, over to provide: us with tiv nr-cded competition To that w-1 nm.-t f-xert ourselves i THE TWO CANDIDATES It is clenr that the purpose of Mr. AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION trance of the C. IJ. R. into the A. II. Miignuh's supporters I's field does not lenve Lethbriclfiv- in as good a position as if the A. R. I. Co. still directed aflViirs. It i.- fooli.-.h to imagine tlint tho C. P. K. purchase will add to ;h.-. r.-iihvay jjopulatiori here. It i.s mon; likely to redtifti- it. Thv tlie cutting In order to encourage the young men of to Lake u. course in an Agricultural folk-go before the At-: tion would mean me cuttmcr out berta institution is operating, the1 positions for a o government liberally has olTorud to of tin- offic-r- .stjfff of the A. R I pay the railway fare and tuition 1'eo.s Co. as tile new linos could l.u- opernt- of any Alber.tun going u> a.n eastern by tin- C. P .R. official now her..-. agricultural coHogc. Previously 1 he with tin- is lo b'-snurch Mr. Simmons' name in the meanest and most- despicable way. Ni) argument is used. Ma- grath is extolled to the skies a.s j the u blest man west of the Great) Lakes. Mr, Simmons js characteriz- j L-d o.s a non-entity. Now the people! of Lerhbmlge and the Medicine Hat I district, invspt'cmv oi know government granted .sduiliir.shij.s as prizes for from the provinro. That method, however, benefit ted a few only, so tliis betU-r method of assistiL-.p; desiring to gej- a good j .education and training in agVicultiuv wiis adopted. items of i'flre and tuition form a very- considerable .sum and will materially assist any atudont in gutting his course. rk that has brrn don traii.xferri d to the C. The same oiTer holds good for young I ('f thr' mim-s two-fold. rder to supply Montana with this ladies wishing to attend domestic'111 science schools in the cast. Tlic pn- vcrnmcnt. is doing all it can to make its young people good farmers that Mr. Simmons is, every bit as com pi-tent, a man to serve the district at and a el.-rk or two. Tln.-n i iis On A. Ti. fc f. shops and its .staff cf i can '''s fnvn anv i would not necessary as He is particularly well j informed ori the public questions of! die day and when lie goes to i this riding possess u tn'.ive in every way capable of Far b.'licr wonlii it its claims forcibly rind of-j hnd (he Great Xortho-n i fectivdy before the i the A. .R. J. Co. Jns. J., Simmons will also tako a prominent ITiSl would have, inciva.sod the rapa-j place in the of C'Wicrnons :ia good speaker, and llni .supporter of le- gislation in the interest, of the whole coal. a.< lie practically tlie' jvvst as he has done at Kthnon source of the fuel supply in during service in the Logis- Naturally he would have turn- lature.. In advocating progres.sive Uv of u tin re P. R. Hon, FRANK OLIVER MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR Will Address a PuDlic Meeting At Oliver's Hal] LETHBRIDGE OCTOBER 'T BUY The Material for your shed, barn or house untill you have seen our -Jap Finest material on the market at closest "price7-'yet" Carload each of fresh Lime, Wood Fibre Piaster and Cement in stock. I Rogers-Cunningiiam Lumber Co., Ltd. Lethbrjdp, Taker, Stirling, Raymond, Magrath, Coleridge t I This is the Store to buy HOUSE FURNISHINGS A selection is easily made from a stock so complete and clean. You will find that our prices are unmatched. Another car in the finest lot of Upholstered Fur- niture that we have ever had in. All kinds of. Parlor. Lounges and Easy Chairs, etc., etc. The Turpin Furstare BJ3 COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS Why Trust, Companies Exist When a trust company is appointed executor or administra- tor, the estate always receive? efficient administration and this is 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 THE TRUSTS AND GUARANTEE COMPANY, LTD. (Head Office, Toronto.) Capital: Subscribed, Paid Up and Reserve, Public Administrator for Calgary, Maeleod Lethbridge and Wetaskiwin Judicial Districts. Official Assignee for Lethbridge and Maeleod Judicial Districts. Advisory Board for Alberta D. W. Marsh, Esq., William Pearce, Esq., P. Turner Bone, Esq. 711 First Street, West, Calgary. A. G. ROSS, Manager. ESTABLISHED 1864 Merchants Bank of Canada HEAD OFFICE, Paid-up Reserve and Undivided Profits.............. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sir B. Montagu Allan President Jonathan Hodgson, Esq. Vice-President C. R. Eosmer, Esq., Thos. Long, Esq., C. F. Smith, Esq., Hugh A. Allan, Esq., C. M. Hays, Esq., Alex. Barnet, Esq.. F. Orr Levris, Esq. E. F. 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 Letters oi: Credit, payable in any part of the world, at current LETHBRIDGE BRAXCIT- E. W. McMULLEN, Manager The Herald for High-class Job Work ;