Printer and Publisher
Judge Lemieux gave judgment on January 3 in
some thirty actions for damages taken against
L'Evenement last session of the legislature by
members of the Government and of the House for
having called them a pack of fools and ignoramuses.
Judgment in every case was against the newspaper
which was condetnned to pay fifty dollars and costs
to each of the Ministers libelled, and twenty-five
dollars each to the private members of the House
who took the action.
Cowansville, Que., is to have a new weekly news-
paper, called The Cotton Paper, which will be pub-
lished and owned by William Ulrie Cotton, the
secretary-treasurer of the corporation of the village
of Cowansville, who says that he will run as an
Designd by Gertin Printing Co., Montreal
Independent Liberal in Brome County, against the
Hon. Sydney Fisher, the Minister of Agriculture,
at the next election. Arrangements are now being
made to have the new weekly printed in the office
of the Cowansville Observer.
'the Standard, in a recent issue, published an
interesting document left by the late Hon. J. I.
Tarte. It was a memorandum to the Premier of
Canada regarding the transportation problem,
which the writer thought should be adopted as a
Government policy. The paper was given to the
managing editor, Fred Yorston, some time before
the ex-Minister's death with the understanding that
it was not to be published until after he (Hon. Mr.
Tarte) died. The article received much editorial
comment all over Canada.
The Somerset Century has ceased publication
and the plant will be moved to a larger town in the
Miss Louise Darby, a member of the editorial
staff of the World To-day, spent a few days in Sas-
katoon last month.
J. T. Hewitt, who for the past year has held the
position as sporting editor of the Victoria Colonist,
has been offered the same position on the Vancouver
The special issue of the Canadian Scotsman,
published in'Winnipeg, was an interesting number,
containing as it did several illustrated articles suit-
able for Christmas reading.
John R. Green, of Moose Jaw, President of the
Saskatchewan Printing and Publishing Co., has
taken a trip to California where his family is at pres-
ent residing, due to his little son's illness.
The Winnipeg Saturday Post, Limited, recently
issued the first number of its newt illustrated weekly
tinder the editorship of Knox McGee. The Satur-
day Post will be an illustrated weekly devoted to
current events, music, drama, sports, etc.
John Houston, publisher of the Prince Rtupert
Empire, a four-page weekly, is charging a rate of
$5 per annumni. It is claimed that it is well worth the
price, containing as it does, matter'of much interest.
Nag Tany, a Japanese, and a graduate of a Can-
adlian college, is responsible for the statement that
the Japanese propose to start an English newspaper
in Vancouver. The object is to promote a catmpaign
of publicity favorable to the Orientals.
R. W. Wilson, of the staff of Chalmers' Journtal,
Edinburgh, is touring through the West gathering
impressions. Last month he paid a visit of several
days in Prince Albert. Mr. Wilson will be remem-
bered by his article on the Hudson's Bay route,
which was widely read last year.
Fire completely destroyed the premises and plant
of the Killarney Guide, on December I3th. The loss
was a serious one to J. H. Montieth, the proprietor,
his books, accounts, files and subscription lists being
burned. Mr. Montieth at once made preparations
for a new plant and the Guide has already made its
reappearance, looking better than ever with its new
dress of type.
Lethbridge, Alta., is evidently not yet big
enough to support two dailies, for the Daily News
ceased to be published at the end of the past year.
The News was well edited and a remarkably good
paper for a city the size of Lethbridge.' The Leth-
bridge Weekly News, which has always had good
support, will be continued by Mr. Hagell, who has
been associated with the paper for very many years.
The Winnipeg Telegram gave large space in its
issue of December 28, to the big mass-meeting of citi-
zens, held on the previots evening, of which the
watchword was "Forward, Winnipeg." The idea of
holding such meetings is a good one, especially at a
time when the tendency is to take a pessimistic.view
of the future. That the Winnipeg meeting was in-
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