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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDOE DAILf KEKALU, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER II, 1909. PAGE JHREI THE HERHLD'S RERI_ ESTATE MHRKET PHONE 451 FOUR years in the same office. FOUR years in the same business. FOUR years is about alt the Real Estate experience one could have in this Ntwar Lethbridife, FOR more years I wilj still, be here in the Real Estate business, regardless "of all reports to the contrary. FOUR Fifty-One (451) is my New Telephone Number. W. R. DOBBIN, ROOMS I AND 2, SOUTHARD BLOCK Ten minutes' walk from vPost Office: 5 fine 27-foot Residence Lots in Riverview, easy terms SOME ADVANTAGES OF ALBERT E. IVES, STAFFORD PHONE 297 BLOCK -H-5-H- The Best Buy in the business property 100 ft. by 125 ft..in Block 34 facing Burdc-tt St. cash; 1. year; 7 per cent. I four in the U. S., while in Holland j the employees are Riven houses at 12 j to 20 per cent, less than' the same MI INIt IP AI of houscs are let to pnvateciti- rtl-i VV His children are carried free j to the common schools and distant colleges, and at the age of 65 thev I last year they realized the following are discharged and pensioned for the t I 1 Tfc 1 n I vtruL With Particulars Relative to I handsome Light service Guelph Junction Ry..... Street Railway Proposed Private-owned Street Railway la Lethbridge jvest of their lives. This is substan- tially the same storv told by other I countries. the R. V. GIBBONS OTT BLOCK PHONE 222 (By Geo. They Are a Safer Investment for Speculator Grand total A Cheaper and Better i 'One of the most interesting''and But this is not all. In addition evidences of the'unques- this surplus municipal ownership Popularity of government produced a cheaper and better ser-j.ownership to the investor is the fact I vice. When the Glasgow city fathers i that> lo -.councils, municipal I took over the "Trams" they reduced bonds are rcsarded as the safest in- Public ownership of public utilities j the fares fifty per cent., and otl the English Stock Ex- is one of the most interesting, and'wise improved the service j change, and the most'difficult to ob- WE OWN 30.000 ACKES along the new Weyburn line and south of Grassy Lake. .NO BETTER LOCATION IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. Being owners we can make low prices to you. If you have a No. 1 piece of land aiid will sell right, we are in a position to purchase. See us before you either buy or sell. HELGERSON LAND AND INVESTMENT CO. FRANK A. MAXWELL, MANAGER LYCEUM BLDG. T the mos-t important -questions The German Government has prac-.tahl- Doubtless, some of the corpdr- For v of the hour, and as it has a peculiar tically owned the railways since stock may offer I j relation to local politics at the pres-1 for 1890 show hut on account of their BUSINESS See Tfie Alberta Ltd. Phone 141 ROUND AND REDPATH ent moment, the occasion is oppor- l j tune for a review of the .question. j from the standpoint of one who has, [academically, aimed to keep in touch i with this important phase of public fear- are net on operating miles fully t condition, they of track, of with an av- manifestly less secure and valuable to erase fare of 'less than one and one-fifth per mile while commutation tickets for third-class railway, which was purchased, as a careful investor. Take the case of the Toronto street jlife. There is more to be said j travel (which is "patronized by sixty jRoins concern, in 1890, by the city, -question than can be crowded cent.'1'of "tie .people) is at the rate government, for and sold take the money thus earned out EXCELLENT BUYS: Four each, terms. Lots on Westminster Road, close in, If you have a house to rent or sell, let me have a I have clients listing. L. S. R.IPLEY n Office Block Tel. 294 H-H-H-H-l-i II II I of jthe space at my command, but per {our i following facts will be sufficient to i __ _. _ __ __ ii_ __ .a _ ff- J _ i Four Lots just off of Westminster Road, Street, have to be sold at once. each. Terms :i Illinois AJBerta Realty 2nd f tor Jofcisoi Hock, Kit lilriioril Jitel Pfcofle HI j to Wm. McKenzie, the following year. Austria-HHnKary owns aad for the same amount. To-day the the. city aad squander it elsewhere. The following- table will give some jbe going on with and afford ample ates miles; of and mortgaged debt is and cap-iidea of the rampant waste under pri- scope for botH thought and discus-j boasts of possessing, at one and the "italizetf at six million's ot ownership in the U. sion- jsame time, the constructed is watered, and the stock is Stril'SKle for Municipal Ownership Pays jway an-d the cheapest fares, in on the exchange at 107. By Well built cottage with lean-to, near new hospital in the North Ward, close in. Property 48 frontage by 139, facing east. Cement foundation and good large cellar. Will make a nice Ex- cellent buy., cash and assume balance >f original loan of 8700. Or, will trade for lot on Westminster Road, Northward. Also some excellent buys in city business property for invest- ment. f Freeman, Maeleod andrCjraliani "I Phone 173 LETHBRIDGE P.O.Box 679 By a careful investigation of the rope; which, in 1898 realized a net: the terms of the charter'it'will, re- facts there can scarcely be any room [.profit on a fare of i vert .to t-he city authorities in 1921. for doubt that municipal ownership three miles for one cent; and where j .which it can recover by paying, for President's salaries Consolidation of -business. Attorneys' fees............... Passes ef ten at half fare, or six miles for one cent. thirty -miles for ten cents in the gov- ernment owned railways. It will be A 2560 acre Farm, five miles from good town, for sale on Crop Payment Plan THE ALBERTA REALTY EXCHANGE, Phone 396 Bryan Block, Lethbridge P. O. Box 254 I'M I I js -a legitimate and profitable enter- prise, provided, of course, the consti- tuency is large enough, or gives prom- ise of becoming to support the same. There might be some question arise, -at the present tiine, ate to whether this city comes under that category, .especially in regard to the maintenance of car service. But one thing is sure, that if there is not enough population to recompense the city, it is Dually true-in regard to a private corporation. The West Kootenay Power .and Light Co. speculated in Nelson ten years ago, when the population was Supposed to be about six thousand. But notwithstanding the hilly nature of the streets; the remote 16 to 10 hours per day town settlement and a ten-cent fare, the enterprise fell through, .because it never paid. It is true that recently ed a fair wage scale and adopted it 'hasvbeen resuscitated, 'but so far I Trade Union conditions, .in addition the Nelson Tramway system stands {to compelling all'contractors to do agricultural laborers travel in parties j the tangible assets, which will be- substantially the same assets as on Political Corruption Fund those -disposed, of in 1890, with ex- In Australia the .whole of the rail- tensions and betterments and is un- ways belong to the state, where the .likely to -exceed Who will rate is one-third of a cent, per mile; j bear .the loss three millions of while in New Zeaiand you can ride dollars or will the present company Saving from create a rest fund to liquidate this Grand total The situation is an important one and the question at issue is vital. Judging the future by the and the -devil you know than thus apparent, that government own- past this is extremely unlikely and ership decreases the cost Under municipal control could not of living. happen, to say nothing of the earn- ings which are now bringing six per Are Higher Jend Hours of Labor Shorter j cent, on the city lias lost Another result of the municipalize-; the advantage of all these years. tion of the Glasgow "trams" was that the hours of labor, of the street car men, were reduced 30 per cent., while Would Rid Politics of Its Mose Bane- ful Influence The chief objection raised to the deyil you don't and I can- not bring this article to a better or more telling climax, than by quoting the following from an. editorial taken from the Toronto World, of Oct. 3ff. 1908, which says is known as public ownership, or, in plain words, the control of opolies, by the individuals who cre- the ate them and- give" them their value. wages were raised 25 per cent, fhe ImuniciPal ownership of street care inis the only 'effectual protection London County Council has establish- j Lethbridge appears to be the-fear of. against the misuse of? public service at time, it has been a financial failure, but only for the rea- son that the city has hot expanded as rapidly as the original speculators anticipated. Lethbridge, of course, has infinitely greater prospects and long before the expiration of the proposed twenty patronage it would de- for personal aggrandizement, at an unwarranted, expense of the people." fear, judging by the records of other_______v .''-----_ i places. But the municipal authori- the the same.-, The cost of the betterment of tram- jtics have the remedy in their own: way employees in Leeds amounts to 'Power, as soon as they have the con- nearly .per year; Liverpool'science and courage to apply it. But I ditto while Glasgow is expending i not so with private ownership, which nearly half a million dollars per year a veritable millstone around more in wages, to the street car men j and other city employee's, than were j of the. city authorities. Real and common as these evils admitted- Lots 14 and 15, Block 93, for On terms J Money to loan The Hi Macbeth Agency years' franchise it will be, according paid to them at the previous rates, to the Calgarv prophets, the second The following table, taken from the are, _ they are the merest flea-bites comparison to the evils which Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. are .straightening the tangled affairs of the Big Four Railroads' financial department, today probed into the largest citv in Alberta, and will be. Report of the Civic Federation, part arise through private ownership. The _ _ _ _ 1 rr-rnf-r i Vlori of of c-rift in graft on of civilized nations could not -f-r The Gdlden West Realty Real Estate Dealers and Auctioneers A FEW BUYS for the WORKING MAN'S POCKET WeU built shack standing on two lots Norman Street, pl! Wmlf 55 Four room house, cellared, on half let on Arthur Street. Three good lots in Alexander 15 to 18, block 6 each For investors with deeper pockets we have some proper- tiouately good buys, including five business lots on Round Street for Phone 261. Office Crabb Street i: East half 10-5-15 W. 4th, an acre. cash balance arranged IMPERIAL DEVELOPMENT CO., Ltd. f Phone 350 Room 11 Southard Block j. Business Lot on Westminster Road, North Ward, if taken at once, snap, 1-3 cash, balance 3 and 6 months. Im- proved 160- acres close to Lethbridge, per acre on good teims. Two Lots on Norman Street, North Ward, each. 5 Sections on Weybnrn line good terms. GALVIN-HATFIELD GO. P. O. Box 1892 Phone 457 I Ott Block. Lethbridge, Alta. f t- ADVERTISE IN THE HERALD IT WJLL PAY YOU therefore, in a better position thanjl, vol. 1, page 208, shows the sham _ Edmonton is tcnlay to support a contrast between public and private Francisco street railway, -which has paid from j-employ its inception.' Even were it only to Wages and Hours of Labor on occurred u pay expenses, as a public convenience the citizens would be the ones bene- It is not absolutely necessary to do more than this under municipal matter of securities the bond issues which came under the charge of Ghas. L deposed treasurer, ,who gan; is accused of a loss of of the i company's funds. learned to- ship, and Abe Reuf and Schmitz, who day that Warriner in "bis statement to his superiors told them .that when he came from 'Cleveland office of this Good Residence Lots In Block D, oouth of Bantcks each Only a few left t MONEY TO LOAN FIRE INSURANCE I The G. B. AGENCY j Acadia Building., Phottt- Beautiful Residence Municipality per wk. per wk. ownership, as there is; no call for di- vidends. Record in Great Britain But as a matter of fact municipal ownership does much more'than pay expenses, as will be seen from the following facts. In Great Britain 282 cities own and operate their own gas j plants 334 oivn their own lighting plants 38 own their street car sys- tem 51 own ami operate their own slaughter ho.uses while 43' nations own and successfully operate their own street railway-systems, all or in part. This is a list too large to examine individually, but a few examples will enable the reader to judge as to the merits of the claims made respecting; supcess of municipal ownership, from the standpoint of profits alone. Glas- gow is, perhaps, the best example and the pioneer of this .movement, which according to the New York Tribune, during the first eleven months of. op- eration, under public July 1894 and June 57.- passengers, at an average of two cents, realizing a net profit of while in the second year of operations they realized a net pro-: fit of Large Profits Made According to a return recently made j by the British Home Office large pro- fits have been made by provincial mu- nicipalities out'of electricity, tram- ways, gas and markets. "'Liverpool, for example, in the year 1905-6 made ptofit of out of alone. Manchester realized out of gas, which also owns its street car and is equally profitable. Little- progress has been made in i T anada, as yet, for the reason that j it has not been.given a fair trial, ex- cept in a few isolated cases, and in such cases the results Are equally satisfactory. Thfs is well illustrated Glasgow 54 Manchester 54 Liverpool 60 London County Coun. 60 Municipal average 57 Companies London United 70 Dublin United 70 Norwich 70 Bristol..................... 70 terms nav tcutiary, would be free men-at this. age of in his accounts at V i i _ _ fill .A.I moment, -had it not been for the gi- Cleveland. Has downfall -he states, I gantic opportunities and temptations i dates from that time he having cover- afforded by the necessity of granting j ed that shortage to fall into the valuable franchises to private corpor-j clutches of the man who he alleges which properly belongs tot-he has blackmailed him ever since. I municipal, authorities of San Fran- This shortage continued to 'grow Cisco is substantially true of other (till it was soon swelled to j i large cities. Many of us have been before he realized his position. From watching for years the gallant fight on 7.44 7.50 9.00 Bartlett ft Westminster SIZE 50x125 6.78 6.72 6.12 CASH a high official it is learned that the Company average 70 In Germany there are 13 men mile employed on the railways made in Cleveland, Ohio, by that i first intimation of the impending scan- splendid champion of the j dal in the office of the local treasurer L. Johnson, against the ring, who i have at last put him out of business. We have also watched with hope and per j fear, the fights for the rights of the citv authorities in the city of Chica- cuine through a Chicago woman, who it is "alleged, had been sharing in the ill-gotten spoils And whose come jiad keen shut off. in- to THE farm Security CD. OPEtf FOB BUSINESS IN THE Whitney Block Lettibridge Alberta We will buy Improved or unimproved Fand for cash and will sell to actual set- tlers who have the necessary outfit for farming on long time with a small cash payment. if you wish to add to your farm, write or come in and f Farm Security Go. in the city of Guelph, Ont.. where go, against the private corporations, j who have been holding that great city in the hollow of their hands. j The Toronto World, commenting on j this phase of the question says "What prize is too high for the right to become the masters of our own streets forthwith We will rM our- selves, forthwith, of the Toronto Railway Co. as an influence in our municipal politics and government a baneful influence always bent upon sewing up the city to a grasping monopoly." So pernicious has this thing be- come, that so long ago as Dec. 23rd. 1891, the grand jury of San Francis- co filed a report of railroad corrup- tion, as follows, has debauched both parties, until an honest man cannot, without fear of contamina- tion, aspire to political office." In this connection the following ap- proximated estimate of expenses fir the management of American rail- ways is interesting reading, especial- ly when we stop to remember that these expenses could not arise under government ownership, and ought to be a warning to those who arc so anxious to dispose of their street railway to outsiders, and which there is no reason to believe could not be handled as profitably and successfully in every way, by the city, as well as by others, who in the most cases NO' UPRISING OF INDIANS Victoria, Nov. stories phoned from here of an expected In- are given denial by officials of provincial police and Indian de- partments here. In a telegram U> Supt. Hussey cf the provincial police Special Constable Maitland Dougall says following the arrest of six In- dians in -a raid on Kispiox village on Saturday morning for -stealing railroad stores, nothing has happened which could be constructed as indi- cating an outbreak. In a subsequent message he "The situa- tion is satisfactorv." CO. I 307 CRABB STREET li (Opp. Bank of Montreal) Telephone 383 BRANDON Y. M. C. A. CAMPAIGN Brandon, Nov. sbc days' campaign by the local Y. M. G.-'A.. opened today in earnest and the ther- mometer has commenced to record its daily climb The highest mark aimed at is mark and judg- ing from the splendid start obtained the campaign will prove one of the most successful affairs ever held ID aid of this. work.'. By two o'clock today the indicator had been sent up to -I-H-H- ar' dissolved partnership with E. C. Ludtke, I possession of the nnsold portion of the TOWN8ITE OF BOW ISLAND and offer business and residential lots at prices ranging from to Write or call on me before purchasing elsewhere, A. WADDELL Bow Island Realty and Insurance Agency -I-I-X-: 2 Store7. frame 10 roomed fully modern house on 3 lots sale at a bargain. Only 7 minutes'walk from Post Office Also a 7 roomed furnished modern house for rent for 3 months, close in Realty Ltd. Successors to W. R. Dobbin Co. Ground Flour Office: DOOR SOUTH OF BALMORAL HOTEL ;