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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHKUTUG15 DAILY HERALD Friday. May 10, 1D1S LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED OECEMIIR t i by the l-elhbrltfje Hrrjld Pub'isMna ivenlnfl at'iu'cMce, S xth W, A. -BUCHANAN Mlnaging Pirecter T, W. QUAYLE Ed.tar JOHN TORRANCI Business g Co-, Yld.j eviry Canada PHONE] i BatorUl. (teporterlil Newi Oepirtift.-.t 1224 1252 7. e I I tnaoths. 1 mcnlh, dtllTertd DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 fcy Ed i ictjitH. by null 11.50 SI.CO {1.00 SSc. Me. cfcused u often as deslrtd, but fcfllh must be ftvto. TKH DAILY HERALD FOS SALS AT Mtdlclre N. Nsrthlji Crow Drue Medlclr Co.; JacfcEon Co.; Altx- ran rc Hotel; Drue xtorc; Kenor A Ainu. A K W. oV. a, and arJQ- O. L. KeLatckt d DUnoaa O. B. Cor-.ptHjr. A Bros. Ni Co.. XlvenliJt Aifone. Frrnte, B. 0-1 all C.P.R. trilr-i THE WEEKLY HERALD tvery Wednesday In elcht of nvjte aod c rarmnsrj- of ihs of the neck. local distri 1 rear IK f i t months In In We ific. woulel othoi i-oqiiiiv to pay .wJu-n are vxloiuW over pi'iiiuis Irons ten tei twenty years.- do nol know how uuiiiy lako of tin.- p.iy as you jifivili'Sc, hut the number iiu'ivasv once the diiTevcMoe. in is umicr- stood. A Toninlo newspaper which an iuloivst in the j problem, ivccnlly a U'picsentativt' to Detroit to study its OUR NEW COMMISSIONER" THE HERALD .exlends.its welcome to our 'new Commissioner .of Commerce and Mamifncttires. In engaging his Ihe cily is .Following in Ihe footsteps of niodern-dav ideas with regard fo developmeril. From the ex- periences of oilier cities whicli have utilized this method of carrying-on an have reason to he confident that the experiment villi Shat- measure, of -success which has-attended like efforts else- 'Mr. Tracy comes to and his work al Sayinaw .is sufficient to excuse us in holding the most optimistic views as to the future of results here. However, .we are not so foolish as to expect anything in the shape'of a magic movement. De- velopment must necessarily come slowly, and the most sanguine amongsUis.'shQuJd for everything .in .tlie'.way of a'com- mercial move-forward al.l.al once.'1' 3Ir. Tracy can feel.certain engage tlie sympathy ondttl1'" -'i.'1. I f J he "m (if Will I I il: suOces iii iii: with''llie citizens jjl his hack -.there js-ensured a freedonUwhjcii. is essentially necessary, for porlance city carrying-out-a program.frauglil-with. much joHlie T s Detroit IMS u of and Toronto lletroil IMS a debt of compared tu Toronlo's Toronto's lax rale is 10 and ih.il of Detroit IS mills. Thy iv.ison for the vast tlillYrente in the (U'bt of the two cities is sail! lo he that yom-s ago, adopted Itie ''Pay-as- systi'in. v.-hercas Toronto iiructiccs the "l.i't-the-olher- fellow-jiay" Delroit applies the pay-as-you-go plan lo all lalcr.il roadways, pavi'inenls, and sidewalks. The Delroit cily council pays for the trunk sewers and main- tains the pavcmenls miring their normal life. The citizen uays for the Literal sewer in front of his properly. He lake four years in which to (to so, llmugh in practice the majority pay il in one. Pavements are paid for in the, same way. Their citizens escape the "compounding" of taxation by this plan. Dctroitcrs use this argument: When you build a house in which you expect to live all your life, do yon pay for il in Iliirly uiinual instalments? you htivo a cement walk laid from Ihe street line to your front steps, do yon spread (lie payments over a term of years? Then why exlcnd'llic payment oh a walk in front of your lot ten or twenty years? 'Local improvcmenls'increase the of properly. The. owner will receive more for his real estate if there are .no out- standing debts against it for sewers, pavements and sidewalks. To the Detroit buyer the pavement, sidewalks, and sewer arc us much a part of the house, as'the roof or the back fence. Delroit .cily pays for Ihe. main sewers and and cilucrpays for them out nf the year's rate or Ihc city issues bonds and buys them ilsolf out of a sinking fluid maintained for Ihc purpose, thus keeping up the application of Hie priin-'iple of pay as you go. At first blush, if would appear difficult for a cily lo abandon the present system, bill comparing Detroit's and Toronto's re- spective debts mid present taxes, the' results obtained by Delroit speak for its plan. licrlin citizens iiaM: the opportunity lo try the pay-as-you-go method, so far'as local improvements are concerned. Any resi- dent lias the privilege of the Detroit plan. Il would lie obtained by the. residents of a street trying it out. oilier streets obtained proof of the wisdom of-saving nearly fifty per cent, by paying cash, others would be quick it... If our cily'council see Ihc advantage of the Detroit plan il would shorten the lime in which the local improvements-may he paid fo four yeais and encourage Ihe payment of improve- ments in the year in they are laid. By giving llie icsidenls of a street ivyear'suiolice of an in- tended improvement, they could'provide for ititnd cash when Ihe worli completed.' Not only does a local ininrovemenl sprcnd-.over a long term of years, mean an expense of about double ils stclual cost, hul if the debentures sell lielow par, the loss mnsl bc'iiulde up as Friday and Saturday OUR POINT OF VIEW THE IMMIGRANT THERE IS-PERHAPSno morercprehciiVible.priicAice'than that of inveigling individuals to 'other countries under false pro- mises of them employmenl. !n this, matter the iniiui- graiil requires a much needed protection. It is safe lo that many persons have been attracted to this country under the meretricious representations of unscrupulous agents. The regu- lations eonlainea in'an order-in-conncil which have reached this office from Ottawa, have been wisely framed lo counteract Ihc evils mentioned, and if strictly enforced will give no-cause for anything in the way of the complaints which periodically arise. .Important amongst them is .this: Every person, firm or company, engaged in Ihe business of an intelligence office or employment or labor agency, and having business dealings with immigrants shall first obtain a u'cense for Ihis purpose from the Superintendent of immigration, Ollawa. This license unless otherwise cancelled is to remain in force for a year. Further, .the regulation contains this provision: Every holder of a license under'these regulations shall in-books provided for Dial purpose keep the following records of his business, viz., the full name and address in Canada, and home address, if-any elsewhere, of every immigrant! with' whom the. holder'has dealings; the port and date of the immigrant's arrival in Canada; Ihc name of the steamship or railway by which the immigrant has come lo Can- ada; the name and address of the. immigrant's next of kin; to- gether with Ihc name and address of the employer for whom the immigrant is engaged; the nature of the work lo be performed; the rale of viages lo be paid, Ihc'rafc of board, all deduction from wages, and other'lerins of engagement. The chargeable fee for securing an immigrant employmenl is fixed al n maximum of lo be refunded in case the immi- grant is unnble immediately upon arrival at the place whore. Ihe was represented lo be, to secure the promised employmenl nl fhe wages and upon the terms represented at lime of payment of fee. TKc regulations finally place a fine of -5100 and, in default of payment, a term of imprisonment for fhrcc rnonihs on any .holder of a license who fails lo comply wilh Ihem. The effccl of Ihe order-in-council-is bound lo be salutary and }vill help immigration lo a very wholesome e.xteni. This is flic year in which the fanners are going to keep on smiling. A license should about work mil lo prevent any one seeing a circus in I.etliliridge. Oh di-parted joys of boyhood, and gone is father's excuse'. The interests'in Medicine Hal who, for a temporary rise in real estate prices, are trying lo foist a company owned alrcel railway on the cily, are doing their town u bad lurn. There isn't llie fainfcsl evidence thai the riding of ty'dicinc. Hal was stolen from Spencer, but Ihere are papers -dishonest enough lo make ah cfTorl al Irving lo create such an impression. The lloii. Mr. Pcllelicr is playing'a double Ihe navy question, but it won't pay polilicaj dividends. Double games never do. Why should Mr. liorden refuse fo have parliament sanction money spent for battleships? What is the object of the cabinet in assuming such power? The government very properly refused lo officially sanction the celebration of Vicloria Day on any oilier day' than Day. Mr. Tracy is here. Give him the glad Imml mid best He is a prince of good fellows and there is no one in Lcllilnidyc who should nol do his hesl lo facilitate the work of the niah on whom so much hope is bused. Medicine Hnl is spending money freely find, ,of for necessary impiovemcnls for Ihe most parl, but the ratepayers should make up their minds not lo squeal when llie payiitg lime arrives. PAY AS YOU GO SYSTEM ON iTS MERITS, as lending towards cheapness, (lie cash sys- Icm in cvcry-day business transactions has been much e.x- lolled. There is no doubl that much economy can be effected il the plan can be found generally practicable. The application ol principle lo munidpul undertakings forms the subject of an article in the Uerlin News-Record and bus been reproduced in the Municipal World. II is one of more than oidinary interest and is well worth quoling: Berb'n has a numbc'r of citizens who pny cash for any local improvcinenls made on Ihe streets oh v.-liich'fhey reside. In 'doing ibis Ihey save nearly of (he umotinl which they The Conservative papers which thought il jtisj awful ot Premier Siffon not lo slate in llie Land Titles Office Hill, where flic offices are'to he locaicd, think it jusl lovely thai Mr. liordcn's government provides for internal elevators without stipulating where Ihey are lo be located. Paltry parly politics in one in- stance; .imperial salesmanship in the oilier. What Others Think I __I only by tho bureau jicoiite prise. 'ly proportion cyo T.-.IJ one which m EisbirreJ of 'Is enter- No Landscape Dtfacenunt (Morning Aiberlan) Calgary luk-Uy and dij'lomatfcftll? lurntil OoT-n tlic Industrial HurraD'a Mil board right. It Is lo lio rczrcUcd itai Ihc Reaping the Result (Oliawt ntiren, Conservative) The deplorable -ucene took pUice in (fie Ontnrlo legislature or Tucidiy last, when tho icller of Ar- Mlrator Thorr.c fo Harry MMifnv re.i'3 Ly Mr. I'rouilloot in ttantlflllnn aban- donment .of her old or of a rapid ppread of the Christian faith and practice among htr Iteming millions, llnthrflt a sign of n new openness of mind among.the leaders of Chinese thought and yearn- ing guidance and lighl In n fate fill epoch In the nation's life. The old.China uhlch ifcrpUcd tho fcrelpntr and iicm-ctiled (ho foreign- er's religion la fast changing Inlo n China which Is tolcr.int of Western Idonfl. and is ready (o retognizo ti.e claims of Cfirlsdantly.'lf not actually to Accent them nc'w national movement in China Is tcuards unity, and It is prompted by tfco inelincls of as well as by aa alscrcrl conception'ot Iho .value- it'' Christianity. I.ord William Cecil, onn' of'Chlna's wannest friends within tlio Cnnrcfi of Knglanrt, has named peo- ple thai thli request for prayers docs not mean that Ihe new Chinese rulers' accept Christianity as true; hut lie holds ihat It Is fl wonderful c.-Wence of the working In China of new spirit- ual forces with which all Christian people should Eympalhhe, and which offer to Ihc church a Bjilemlld oppor- tunity for fresh effort In that great and still to some evtent myslerlojis land. The goiltty for (he lal form of praser in the spirit of tho. Chinese Invlla'.'ion. The Nonconform-' 1st rhnrchcit' In Unglnnd.arc respond' Intfln their own way to China's appYnl and In tho United stales of America praytvj will be offered for all Iho'ChrUMan In eliorl. the Chinese slalcstnefl, by their action, tiaio aroused Ihe Inte-rcJt and eyinp.ilhy'eir Ctiilsicndorrr, Calhollc- a? well B5 I'loicsidiit. In n before, his never berjn realized PILES CUHEO ffj i DAYS 4 Voiir viin rMuiul money "'11 J OINTJIKNT falls'to.euro case of llclilng, -mind, Illcedlng, I'rotrudlnt Cilca In t, to i< il.iya. 503. ;