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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE rK W. DAILY 1TEKALD Thursday, AuguMv 8, IftJ 2 E DAILY HERALD DICCMCER LrthbrUf. 'N.f.N pittlunlni Ltd, l Alb.ru, Cm.d. PHONO W. A. ,'iUCHANAN 'Min'iilni Director T. W. SUAVt-I Miinglng filter JOHN-'TORRANCE luiln.n PHONIs An decider to make in its inreiebts Tins is tut justice A Commission Form of Government at the present time, L more than ever, the citizens of Lethbridge have come to see the necessity of a' commission form of municipal eminent In this, and in anticipation that this de tired change will about it would not b? out of place to review and quote from an article In the Ed TOonton'Bulletin It IB an article con- tributed' b; an Wm Short, KC, dealing with the efficacy of a commission-plan; Lathbridge owns its public utilities the madaquicj-ol a citj council ag Hi present ananged to control and supervise the same is best shown bv the; followjns 'our utilities in suc- operation, with the public nettar to submit to weak- neiseB of operation bv their own than to submit to the dissatisfaction common to pri- late ownership, one asks, question municipal ownership7 Municipal management heretofore a constantly changing council which' legislates and administers. .Changing from year to jear, could the members 'of council who had their own af- fairs to attend not only legi? lite for but actually administer 10 dilHcult and Intricate .in enter i jirlle as a public ntilitj' 4n> busineos needs the watchful of the master day In and day out But how can we hope to get .1 busy man (and the busj man is usuall) the beet man) to leave his own business to work tor the Certainly not by requiring i him to gue personal and contin nous time to the overseeing 'of utilities And If get tlie best man he cmild no' run a business otiier than hU own and do; it well. It takes experts.to run light, telephone and transportation systems. But even though you havo an expert to marine each utility, who Bill co relate the work of experts? Who wHl gue cor.tSnuit and economy as well as efficiencj of management to the whole7 To do that jon must have a manager -who: In time ,at least gets to know-the-business end of the work to know it from the dm dend point of view, and that means more than a mere working knowledge of details Can 5011 expect stirh a manager in the council' Jf chance you could get such a man in the council, would he stay HP could not ii he would. If he could stay he would not be In the right place The successful running of a public utility requires a differ eht k'indnt ability to that requir- ed In'a councillor and imports a different, kind of responsibility. A councillor innst be man -may beV good manager and be the reverse of popular. Tlie common sense of these' remarks, are of such a nature that It cannot fall to make Its own appeal. 'It-Is'the thought in them that led >men in progressive municipalities to form the'idea, of an executive gov- ernment by commission. The .public aa represented by a council ran he depended on to give the right verdict if prejudice or passion" It has all the facts before it. "It is not always It gets the facts." remarks Mr. Short. But a nermmicnt body whose'continuance'In office de pends upon'its'gettirig'aH: the facts will naturally'" see that, these are ob talned. Edmonton' does not possess the straight form of commission govern- ment, that is1 to say it possesses both a commission and a council Hut ntnerthcless, argument for a com- mission li strongly shown the quotations used. When the new char- -ter submitted to tho ratepavers It will be up to them to decide as to wlilch form, of commission govern ment li the best. It would therefore tie adviuble to delay ,ns to tlie specific form until then But the necessity tot conimiMlon form of goiernment caiinot be too strongly A Just Ruling {Nelson That the Dominion .railroad r com- mission is hecomiug da> bv dAv a minder of Canada's interest in. South American development., speaking, thai-interest is, centred, in group of Toronto and JIoiitreat.fi- nariciers. The operations ot.. these capitalists are conhued chiefl; to Mexico rand Brazil, and iu.lhose coun- tries to enterprises.-'.-While- they are .respon- sible for the .organization, .construc- tion, and operation, they depend- al- most entirely on .British capital to. finance their undertakings. Brazil lias hail over of British monej, and included in that sum a-re considerable amounts, invest1 ed in Rio and Sao Paulo companies directed by Canadians In Mexico and Binnl companies dnected from Carnda have stocks and bonds jggregatiijg more than 000, of which approximately J'MO.OOO, '1 000 hjs been issued The securities issued by corpora- tions under Canadian charters in Mexico and South. America amounted in 1911 to as compared with J5.000.000 in. 1910 per the "Just It the What Ms Needed The amateur solfei had not been doing very well, and toward 'he close of the round he turned to the caddie and said: 'Let me see, is that one hundred and nlnetj or one hundred and ninety-six strokee'" "I don t know" w the repli 'What you need ig'nn adding jnachiue not a Home Jojrnal The New Aetop A dog, who ivas acciiBtomed to held a piece of meat in his month as he crossed'a. placid etream hj means of i plank Ixioklng in, he saw what he took another dog carrying another piece of meat Snap ping greedllv to get this as, well, he 'et go tha meat that he had and lost it in the stream As a result his in digestion felt much better all the.rest ot the day. CANADIAN CAPITAL IN BRAZIL (Monetary Times) The formation ot the Brazilian Trac Ion. Light Power Co, under a Do minion charter, .with' Head .office at Toronto, to bring together the Rio de Of this sum or 9S S ent was sola in Great Britain, Canadian im the remain der. For the most part the Mexicans and South 'American companies were cnginalls formed to carry on works of hsdraulic development in Mexico and Brazil Bj a sjstem of absorp tion, prachcalfj all the publig utility services in the various centiobserved b} tliese companies have come within their contiol Stock ownership, which was vested in Canada, has largelv been to Great Britain and the Europe, as successful operation has enhanced the ..value of 'outstanding- securities. Canadian capital thus mveste.1 in for eign countries has.in course of., time been returned man} fold As with other dnected from Canada, the new holding com the Traction, Light Power-Co., will have a Canadian ter is appal entlv done m order to save the income tax for investor, who, as we holds the ma jot it> CF tha 'ock and bonds of near'v all tno panies operating under Cii dian 'darters in countries. Bond issues of such corporations made last as follows Sao Paulo Light t Power Co, way Co, -Monterey Rall- naj, Light Power Co. Rio de Janiero Tramnaj, Light Power Co, San Antonio (Texas) Land S. Irrigation Co, Mexican Light Power Co, 000, Pueblo (Mexico) Trarnwas Light ic Pover Co, Mexican Northern Power Co, Mexi can "NIahoganj Rubber Coiporatlon total, The reasons ghen for the incoi'- poration of the Brazilian Traction, Light t Power Co, the new holding companj, are that the rights and prh ileges of the threo companies can he better safeguarded, the properties more economically developed and op- lanlero and San Paulo eratcd, and additional capital more Light H Power Coi and tho Sao readih provided for future develop Paulo Clectnc To, is a striking re ment of the enterprises____________ The Best for Summer Troubles Operates UXe opium am! morphine; will soon stop the pain of Diarrhoea and they do not remove the cauyci NYALS WILD STRAWBERRY COMPOUND contains no oplitea, hut .by its 'anilHeptlc uualitleB reilioves tho poisonous deposits dom the bouols Hs healing and sootHng action the'bowela to n normal condition. We know whit Wild Strawberry Compound will do( and that is why we so .cheerfully recommend It io you. Red Drug Book Co., Ltd. PHONE 5J5 THIRD AVI. SOUTH! Here are three good ones Three Lots Corner OB 7th Ave. S, (.London Rond) must bcsoJd at Queen Victoria Part, water, sower, and electric lights. A snap 14th -St., a splendid for three food' houses. VrCaa'. bo' had 'for short time TERMS Freeman MacLeod Go. Dominion Block Phone 1212 THE STANDARD SECURITIES COMPANY Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF MORNINGSIDE 1 Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building _, _ P.O. Box 1979 THE CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET t T Well Located Lots in North Lethbridge at per Lot. Terms: 1-3 Cash, Balance 6 and 12 Mos. Wilson Skeith 'MONEY TO 1 INSURANCES OF ALU WITH RELIABLE INSUR ANC6 OFFIGEt Opp. Alexandra C.P. R. Agents Phone 1343 Here's a Shopping Tour That Needs a Man's Attention iY. J. K HAMILTON Former of Philadelphli. your fun, the lng In this paper these dnva Is most interring to J oil You have Hit asr-pas ubieJ o mwl comptr son >ou going to for eierythlng Ami, ght to ih. .mount of fun .no he.lth out .f .v.ry doll.r this is of the highest to you, ;