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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, November 15.1910. THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD We have several good propositions in farm lands, which are. worthy your consideration. Come in and let us tell you about them. We are exclusive agents for FAIRMONT, the safest and most-: profitable investment m Lethbndge to-day. IS A BUY WORTH LOTION .GLYN STREET. -Close in. 34x137 feet. .ONE THIRD Balance arrang-; 'ed-to siiit. F- Clowes Co. Representing: North American Life Assurance Co., London Guarantee and Accident Co., Phoenix Assuranct Co., Ltd., of London. i Edmonton, LETHBRIDGE, High River, Nanton, SPECIALS 4 North Ward, on water, each, one-quarter cash.; three, six, nine and twelve months. 2 lots, Block 148, North Ward, each, one-third cash; bal- ance six and twelve months. 4-lots. Block 95. on water and sewer, each; one-third cash, balance six and twelve, montris. 3 lots on Glyn Street (near Courtland) each; one-third cash, balance "four and eight-months. '3 lot's, Block 23, facing near McDuff street, .each; one-third cash, balance four and eight months. 7 roomed fully modern house, good location, cash, balance in monthly payments. "T _ R; V. GIBBONS CO. Phone H91 Ott Block GROW APPLES at FRUITVALE WEST KOOTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA comfort. -You can live in an ideal climate, enjoy "fine scenery, hunting and fishing, and make more money on an ORCH- ARD TRACT at FRUITVALE, than yon'can on 160 acres of prairie land. GROW APPLES, pears, plums, peaches, AND GROW RICH. Others are doing not YOU. Splendid climate, high and dust storms unknown. Proofs, plans, FRUITVALE LIMITED, 23 Ward St., B. C. In some quarters' there has arisen, a tendency to disparage the commission plan 'on the ground that it is -an Am- erican idea, and consequently; as those referring to it, seek to impugn, uh- .bntish. The motive, no doubt, is thus to injure the chances of the com- mission plan -being: adopted in Leth- bndge by working upon the patriotic feelings of Canadians and Old Coun- try people living here. The 'opposition to the plan on this score should be knocked upon the head thoroughly and promptly, and that is the only, excuse for._ dealing with it in- so "'lengthy a manner., Subject Divided Into Three effectually, cover this T.. N. CHRISTIE Real Estate: and Financial Agents Diamond City Townsite. Insurance, Loana T; N. Christie, Notary Diamond Uty, Aita. The Dowsley McMiHattLand Co. Real and In- Estate, Loans surance A. M. Dbwsley B. Mulhern Phone 544 buys fully modern 6 cottage on electric lights, turnace, btt'tb, water, etc." cash -balance- by !the month. f for swell hpuse on Lon- don Road; 'one of ;the finest residences ru city, fully modern throughout See this one before buying. _haudles. each buys 4 lots in Blk. 128. Easy terms. a chance to make per lot in two- or three months. Good reason.for selling. buys a lot and shade with water connections, paying per year-rent. Here is nearly 20 per cent, ou your money while you wait for prices to advance. handles. each buys lots London Road. 40 acres of finest broken ir- rigated land" ia Alberta, close to new park.. Only per acre. Agents for The Alliance Fire Insurance Co. 320 ,280 East 1-2 .Sec., 11, Twp. 9, 'Range 14, S18.50.per per acre'cash, balance'to suit. Close to school -house: Nine milgs' from town, and .elevator. fine piece .of land. Fine :businessH corner, Lon- don and-Round street, 75 x 66 cash, balance w'suit.' Good buys in Grassy' Lake Island :residential lots, close to the. hotel in both Remember you are buying direct from the owner.' W. J. WilKams P., 0. Box 374 .Phone 1069 SHALL lEfflBRIDGE 1DOPT DECOMMISSION PLAN? Article Gommissioh Plaii is Thor- oughly British phase of the subject it- be neces- sary to divide It up into three divis- ions.. First it will ibe shown tnat, -while the commission plan as we want to get it adopted here, has .been final- ly, 'brought 'down to its present form Americans, the Americans were only Bible to do so toy. abolishing the system they had 'been using for years and substituting a. .system which has for its basis, principles which form'the backbone of British and; -Canadian forms of government. Secondly, it is the intention to .show that the full commission "form" "of irnnient is In reality far more in keep- ing with British governmental tradi- tions than with American traditions, and that: the dual system, some would'; 'foist upon is entirely out of harmony 'with British ideals, arid follows'closely on the original Amer- ican system. And" thlrdlyi it .will be shown, as closely as possible in an-article of this nature, that the principles of initiative referendum and- im- can conditions, and...what is.known as the commission was evolved. So what we know as Moiues plan Is 1 not altogether an American plan, itds.'.in a very un-American Some Vital Differences '-Coining now'tb: the', second division of; the discussion, Walter Bagehot, the well known student of parliamentary Ms Con- that, when.; the -.American colonies broke away from the mother- country and "drew up a. constitution-of ttielr own, .they, endeavored to follow as.Tdosely, as'possible the. British sys- tem', to" which they had; been sub- stituting; only; where in .the .British, system, .they were .herd- ditaty-t the place -of the -'King, :the senate the-place of Lords while., the House'.' Representatives ha parallel in th'eVHouse.of Com- mons. Beyond .these changes the framers. of the .American constitution had no diverging from the .British plan But they made They did not, look into-the function, of the Eng-. lish King. presumed him to be the'. executive iifstead of-.-th'e so to; speak; tna't he really is and-tfiey gave to their president -.the British the King, but ;prime minister. They gave, nim: power to select- his "-cabinet Min- isters, :a, power -the .English King .did not possess The re- sult- was-'-that the differences sprang 'up that between ,the 'and 'the-fBmt-ish -or' CAnad- ian In- tite American federal and state govern- ments, the and executive 1 m.Ji JA. UL.' portant .features of the commission branclies are.entirely and plan of-government, are in entire har- mony with the of British in- stitutions, and in fact are based upon and have their origin in. 'Americans Learn From Europe Taking up the first necessary in order to make.clear what a condition possible like: that -which has just arisen, namely: .4 repabl.'can executive and'a democratic In the British and Canadian .systems of. government.--the premiers and. cabinet ministers, who farm the executive branch, are part and parcel the. writer has in mind, to go the legislative brancn." Thi.s is so decade or two. Ten. years, ago thejbotk jn federal and provincial govein- people of-the United States were, look- {meats. And, making these executives LOTS IN and 1-3 cash; 1-3. May 1, 1911; and balance May 1, 1912. Skeith Tilley AGENTS 11520 ACRES Living water. Grass knee deep. Wheat yielded 40 bu- shels to the acre this year in this Township. We are selling on terms never dupli- cated in this country. Look this up. FARM SECURITY CO. Whitney Blk. Lethbridge COAL-.MINE We have.for. sale cheap or will lease to a practical miner a coal mine near -the city. This mine is fully opened out and fully equipped. Seven foot seam, best of coal; A snap for right party. F. J. GUMMING C-o Farm Security Co. Whitney Block Lethbndge ing out upon the future as to their I capacity for governing cities, in a 'spirit of'profound skepticism. The opinion, was rapidly beginning to gain ground, that democracy, as it existed in the States, was a failure.---There were occasional popular -uprisings agatnst the increasing power of ward politicians, and against the inefficiency and general incapacity manifest-in the government of cities, but these effects were spasmodic and were almost in- variably followed, by reaction and the reinstatement of objectional' politic- ians in power. The-net result was to cause people to lose almost all nope of ever securing 'a better" condi- tion of affairs. In the eighties and nineties Dr. Albert Shaw, editor of the American Review of Reviews, and other publicists, made trips to.Europe J PERCENTAGE INCREASED Montreal. Nov. is very prob- able that the Montreal Arena -Company will give professional nockey clubs a larger percentage of the gate receipts more directly responsible to the peo- ple, -when a member is-.taken'into the cabinet, 'before-be can take his seat, he'must go back to the people receive their endorsation in the of a majority of the votes in his con- stituency. The. point are coming to is this. The system of commission govern- ment, which we are endeavoring to obtain' and in which the executives are responsible direct to the people, is completely in keeping with the prin- ciples of the British system of govem- not with the .American. And also that the dual system which some would foist upon us, and in there, are two distinct and separated bodies, tile legislature, so; called, and the as well as altogether un-Brit- investigatmg and reporting conditions jsh-and has its almost exact parallel in British and other European cities: Uteir reports demonstrated beyond all doubt the failure of American cities to measure up to their responsibili- ties. This only caused the spirit of self condemnation in the "United Stales, to become more and more acute, it gradually ripened into a pessimism bordering on national cynicism. But underneath the leaven was, working that is destined to re- generate city ;overnm Shara in the in the American system 'in which, the legislative and executive branches of government are separate and distinct. A Modern Witanagemot now to the third division of the subject. In order to show thai tfie. initiative, referendum and recall, probably the most important features of the commission plan, are not for- eign to British ideas and British insti- [the people, .for'the individuals that j composed their tribes or nations. In I the Roman system the land was par- celled out amongst generals and rulers Under the Saxon system all land was held by the people in "common. In the Kbman'.system .liberty was-a privilege granted, and people -were slaves .unal they showed themselves- fit, in the. opinion, of ruling- classes, to granted "liber ty..-_ Under the Saxon system" freedom 'was the birthright of every man and no man could be deprived of it until proven guilty of some crime or men.. Saxon Customs Predominate After jthe fall- of Saioiis gained' a 'foothold in'Britain and event- ually. dominating" race. They -brought their; .cus- toms; freedom, common-land-and gov- ernment for all by all. A tneir system was-the or which.'all. had.'the right-to' attend, and by .which all had a, "voice in''the management of theirfaff William the Conqueror crossed over in 1086 and conquered, the- Saxons. He with-him the old Kbman ideas which, had still lived on in France. The Sax- on, system, was-abolished- and place was substituted- .government by. the -conquerors; island was' divided- up -amongst the Norman bar-, ons and- the- Saxons .made. serfs. .the Ages. For "feudal .system that the :-conqueror.; 'established- con- tinued.- Gradually; the! Saxcns com- menced make their influence more or less felt They; intermarried with their inasters; rand "overlords. They commenced and strive for the bears', right. And'then commenced the great struggle; that" has been Britain's history, the struggle between-the Sax- on idea-iand the" Roman idea, the strug- gle government by all tie people against government, by a few of "the struggle, of the common law the- "-courts of- th'e-7 ex- the -struggle .of -the .people against the 'classes. old Saxon principles in Britain have .tieen wearing- the V-.Roman. Magna the wars of .Habeas the of the civil .wars .of .the- the -reform.-bills are all landmarks the great strug- gle. And now the battle is almost finished. .Almost, finished, because the whole people-do not yet quite rule as they did in-the: days of the Witan- agemot. The representative, system does not- quite -give the, people absolute control over their own affairs: For under it, as everyone knows, govern- ments are'able, and often do pass leg- islation ,and .enactments, adopt meas- ures" or 'fail to adopt th'eir own of public opinion. Direct legislation, the init- iative, referendum, and recall, will do away with all of this. It is a simple piece of machinery for giving the people the absolute control over their own affairs as they had under the Wit- anagemot. Under it the whole people will, vote for measures and decide tiiem .upon their merits. TJie battle of ages will have been won. Is British From Beginning to End Humming up. then, it must appear quite clear that tee -commission plan of government with the initiative, referendum and.recall, instead of be- ing a -foreign- innovation, as some would have us believe, is in reality British in every characteristic and worthy of support of Can- adians. It is .true' the final step has been added by our American cousins. They are a great nation, those Ameri- cans. When they observe and. are fully .convinced that certain Canadian and British ideas in municipal govern- ment are superior to their own, they do not hesitate to throw their own to the winds and adopt ours. Then why stiould we, when they have taken onr Lii-n, in CUK tu'uons' jt is cecessary to turn back system and Developed it. out a little even further into the past than we Wc were to do our. tnis year than last. Last year the nockey teams were given fifty per 'cent, of the gate receipts. This year the Arena will likely raise the per- centage to.fiO per cent If the National Hockey League can make a good pro- position. The raise will no doubt help the owners of the different teams to at least maite an even break at the end of the season. More parties will be willing to take-over the franchise than in the past. SAFE INVESTMENTS One lot, on St., on water, cash. Lots in Block L on London Road, each, good terms. Four gcod lots in Alexander Addition, good terms. Lots 12 and 13; comer of William and Redpath streets; will be warehouse property and is a snap at S1785, on good terms. PHONE 1034 OFFICE, MACDONALD BLOCK, ents of the problem, returning from the well governed cities of Great Brit- ain, brought back the conclusions that it was the system and not the people that was to blame. They told their fellow countrymen what the American people would never allow any one but one of themselves to tell them, name- ly, that with all its show of popular rule, the American plan, "of electing every public servant, froai the mayor down to poundkeeper. was wrong and that the British and Gennan system of placing the government of cities in" the hands of comparatively few men who combined the legislative and ex- ecutive functions and had the full ap- pointment of all other officials, also devoting almost their whole time to municipal affairs, was the right way. i No Leisure Class, the Hitch But in Britain there is a class of wealthy men, honest, capable and will- ing to give their services 10 the pub- lic merely for the honor of the thing. There was no such class in the United. States. The problem therefore resolv-1 ed itself into one of adapting the prin- j ciples of the British system to Ameri-j just now wnen we went acK a decaae wby snould we refuse to have nr fxrn infn affaire Tr ic 3. _ _____ or two into American affairs. It is necessary to go back almost to the dawn of British history, to -the days of the Roman and the Saxon. There were vast differences -between; what we know as the Roman civiliza- tion and what we may call the civiliza- tion that the Saxons were endeavoring to work out. In the Roman mind, the people were supposed to exist for the benefit of the government and'ruling class. In the Saxon mind all'the go'vern ment existed for was the benefit of anything ments? to do with their improve- ABDUCTOR SENTENCED .Montreal. Nov. years' im- prisonment was the sentence imposea on Wm. Gallney by Judge Choquet this morning. Gaffney was convicted on a charge of abducting fifteen-yeai'- old Nellie Keft'rey and keeping her in a rendezvous doped willi cocaine. LOANS THE H. MACBETH AGENCY INSURANCE K v H SHERLOCK LETHBRIDGE 2 lots corner of Ernest and London at each. 6 lots in Block 26 Duff Add., close to new school at 7 roomed cottage on 2 lots in Block 123, facing Westminster for PLACE ORDERS NOW For your wants from the" ISfursery. Plant lata in October and not next spring. Be: sure and include a eight, foot Russian Poplar in your order for shade and 1 .wind breaks. Special price 85c each, per dozen Express charges prepaid to your station Our Large Comet (Bed) Currant and our..Black Champion winners, highest: quality and perfectly adapted ta. prairie. planting. Two years, per dozen and express prepaid; V Three years, per dozen and express 3 express charges." goods to groVt mail bur price list Jo you. Place Orders Now Nurseries Mirror liake, B. C, WAREHOUSE SITE 2'lots on. Ford and Bowman Sts., 2 lots on corner of Crabb and London...........11850 2 lots on corner of, Glyn and; London .f 1850 pair 8 lots on'London between; Crabb and Glyn eaci LINDSEY REAL ESTATE'AND FINANCIAL P. 6. Drawer 3091 Phone; 1183 X 370 acres 5 miles from Clafeshplm, aU steam, run- ning water .all per, handles it. 270 acres 5 inilesl'from city, fall wheat sowed and looking bargain-at per acre: 5 acres near, old fair :grcunds, fine garden, fenced, irrigated; house and 'barn and chicken, years to pay for it. V'Y i 7 roomed-modern house, close terms. -.7 roomed house and corner lot, handles 'It. W. H. JOHNSON LA3SFD GO. JOHNSON BLOCK 323 FIFTH ST. 40 acres irrigated land 31-3 miles from city. Ten Tin- der cultivation. All ditches in. Exceptionally fine piece of" SS5.00 per acre.. cash. Balance'oTer 9 years at 6 per cent interest. 32 acres of land partly irrigated, 2 mfles from city, pet- acre. Terms.. Good location for garden, poultry or dairy. .160 acres exceptionally fine irrigated land 7 miles from city for cash. Balance over .9 years at 6, per cent. interest. Good-irrigated garden tracts, close in and easy terms. 30 or 40 acres. per acre up. "LETHBRIDGE INVESTMENTS" MAXWELL HELGERSON ALBERTA SLOCK; PHONE 777 Alberta Railway and Irrigation Co. Are offering for sale tke cheapest lots on the market k eac situated north of the track The Alberta Ry. and Irrigation Co. ;