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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta LETIlilRIDGE DAILY Monday, November 18th, 1012. LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTAlLISHiD DECEMBER 1907 rublllhed by the Herald Publlthlng Co., Ltd., every lewful evening a. lit office, sixth Ltthbrldoe. Cinide. PHONKt RcportorUI And; .Newe Department 1224 W. A. BUCHANAN Managing Director T. W. GUAYLE Managing Editor JOHN TORRANCB Builneti Circulation And Job Department! 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION 1 year, by mill M.oo 1 ytnr, delivered'....... M.M S months, delivered 3 moi.tlis, delivered..... fl.GO 6 by 1 month, delivered...... 35c, 1 month, by Mull...... ttc. chanced as often as de-Sired, but twtb j addresses must "be given. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SAL! AT Crow Druy Medicine Hat- Book Store; .1. G. Robertson R Co.: Jackson Co.; Alex- andra Hotel; People's Drug ptgre; Kenny Alltn. A Co.; R. W. Hamilton. Plncher J. Mitchell; D. L. McCrca. Brtte. Druj ft Book Company. Fernle, B. Beat. Cranbrook, B, L. Relnecks Diamond City Co. Vzncouvtr, B. Wide News Company. A Brown, ii9-4th .streit JamfeSon Newi Co., 705 Riverside Avenue. Alto on all C.P.R. tralni THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every "Wednesday in eight or more pages, and contains summary of the newt ol week, local and district 1 year in 3 months In SWc .v S months in If you cannot don't knock Outside form their opinion o a city larKply by the estimate placet on it by the people who dwell therein A newspaper heading says that a Saskatoon and n Winning gcnitcmai arc seeking separation from thei better halves. That is not the waj these youtlemen would put it. The present government by an aid ormanlti body doos not lend itself to the proper kind of organisation. Three men giving more of their time can do better work. The following defini- tion of management ought to apply in (he caso of straight commission government: "Get a good man. dive him a definite job. Leave him atone.' The Scott government demonstrates that it is again a lender in progres- sive legislation by making provision for direct legislation. The only sad feature is that the members of the government arc exposed to the dan- ger of being called traitors and dema- gogues by that ornament to the onler of St. Michael nnd St. George, Sir Rodmond Roblln. "It-does-not seem that Mayor Hatch is taking exactly the right standpoint when he says Lethbridge has in dustrles now which no other city in the west of, and .that others will come of their o'wui accord. Any- thing worth while is worth striving for, and a sarie ihdustrlal'pollcy should be th-c aim of the city, council for next year. 1'Mnioutoii is talking of increasing its city limits some eighty quarter sections. Twenty square miles at one stop is growing some. Even ambitious Calgary would hesitate at such a 'As chairman of (lie public works committee during the year Aid. Aii'd has given a lot of time 10 the city, itiid 'has performed his work faitl' fully. His experience this year would stand him in good stead if re-elected, and it seems as if the ratepayers, could do worse than send him back to the council hoard for another term. A BLUNDER in the mechanical department .on Saturday "was responsible for mixing part of 'Annand Lavergne's perfervid Natiou: alist utterances in Quebec with the iM.P. at the Liberal banquet here. the Herald appreciated that the average reader would realize that it was a mistake, .the speech of the member for Medicine Hat is repub- lished today. It was a regrettable mix-up and one for which there is An Annoying Mix-Up little.- excuse. Mr. Buchanan in his speech, declared in favor of the Lib- eral party's policy of-buiJdmg a Can- adian navy from Canadian material, and manned by Canadians, the fleet to be a squadron of the imperial navy. This sound national and patriotic pol- icy appeared in the report with a strong niixture of the kind of talk on which the Bordeu-Bourassa alliance won the seats gained in the province of Quebec. The member for Medicine Hat -does not share the views of Ar- mand Lavergne, Our1 amiable yonug friend who edits the Pincher Creek ;Kcho hi his recent issue unloads some very saucy flings at the city of "'Lethbridge and all be- cause an item appeared in an eastern paper claiming-Pincher- Creek as be- ing in the Lethbridge district. "Why should the scor- ia ted becausa some news Item strayed out which does not meet 'with the ap-i proval of our Iriend. St. John is satisfied with straight commission form of government. Prior to making the change they had a council of 17 aldermen who fell over one another, when they tried to do anything "which but seldom, as :hey had their own affairs to attend :o. Now five men ha'ulle the business of the city. They meet every day as council, and the people of St. John ire satisfied that they are ;getting a nisinessliko government. And it is leasing to note that the ratepayers lid not feel obliged 10 go outside the city limits to get good men for the position. A few home men of the right stamp can do the work alright if they take the time to do tt; Soiue of the ratepayers aro dubious about straight commission form of government. They say that the only check there would be to the actions of the commissioners would be the re- call, and that would not work fast enough to prevent the city from bein, Him flammed the commissioners wished to do so. They are taking the extreme view that the people of this city would he likely to elect three men every one of whom would be 'crooked." That is wrong. There are plenty of men who "have sat on council in times past who are as hon- est as the sun, and who coul-d he pre- vailed upon to accept the position. THE STANDARD SECURITIES COMPANY Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF MORNING SIDE Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 1291 rpHK THUI5 economic policy of j_ Celling the' product direct to the consumer is being enunci- ated by the Canadian Pacific Rail way in declaring its intention to dis- pose'of its lands in future to settlers only. This win tend towards rea! development by the prevention of the means afforded to speculators for purchasing with the idea of disposing again at a jirotit. In the one case cultivation Is encouraged; in the other it is retarded. The principle of. utilizing the.Jand for the purpose for which' it was first created is a good one, ant? the scheme has the further merit of giv- ing the'man of small means an equal chance with those who hold a bigger purse, The selling of land to settlers, Utilitarian Policies only means the insistence of cultiva- tion, and, thereby, in a way there will become instituted something an- alogous to the small holdings which havR been so instrumental in agri- cultural fprosperfty in countries where they are in vogue. On a par with the-C. P. R. system is the recommendation regarding ranching leases where the limitation of the extent of areas will again give the small man a chance for carrying on an industry equally. wi.th the man with means at his disposal. As land to "settlers only implies the" necessity of cultivation, so fh'e acres herd of stock, in .the matter..of ranching leases provides for the real use of the land acquired. These policies are utilitarian ones, and must meet with general approval. VEST POCKET TALKS ON THE NEW CITY CHARTER LETHBRIDGE LEAD THEM Appoint a Fiscal Agent WHILE it is perfectly true that a lot of tlie criticism aimed at the city council as a result of tlie financial situation in which the city found itself this summer is due to ignorance of the real facts, never- theless the experience should teach a valuable lesson. It is perfectly true also that the' bond market this season lias been capricious aud has 'io par- allel in the history ot western cities. Lethbridgc found itself in a tight cor-; ner, but other cities were on exactly j the same fooling, and on tho whole LethbridRe came through the crisis as 'well as any. Rut the real point of the whole sit- nation is this: Lethbridge has been stung This time there is good .excuse, hut It should not oceur again, and to this end tho city should pro- ceed at once to place itself in a posi- tion to take advantage of the best the bond market offers. There are two ways of doing this. In the first place the city should not undertake any large expenditure UTI- 1il it. has assurance nf the real money. In the second place it should appoint a fiscal whose duty it would be to obtain that money on the best terms for tho city. If there is, any criticism due th 101L' council over the financial situa- tion, it is because they neglected to consider seriously the recommenda- tion of Secretary-Treasurer Robinson, made last spring, that the city should appoint ;i fiscal, agent. This might not have warded off the financial crisis, and the city might not now be any further ahead. Hut it goes with- out saying that ati institution such .is a bank, with good eastern connec- tions in the money world, Is in a bet- ter position to advise the city on financial matters than any individual citizen residing here, whose necessity to be acquainted with the money mar- ket is not pressing affair. A fiscal ugent might have saved the cits- money this year, probably not. Never. tlieleRs the fact remains that such a course would .have been more prac- tical and satisfactory in every way, and if. is to be hoped that the council will take immediate steps to take action in that direction. THE UXAXIMOUS experience oE cities of Western Canada which have under.; the dual or appointive form.-of eoiumis sion government, is' that it has not given the efficiency and results so much desired and which the exper- ience of over two hundred cities oa the continent, -which have, adopted the direct commission plan, has provl en without dispute to be'possible of attainment. In Calgary, which has been for many years under the dual commis- sion form of government, thV progres- sive Citizens' League has declared fur the direct commission plan, and there are several candidates for the council on the direct commission platform. Edmonton, the city whose boast is, "Lhat it is the. freest city on the Am- erican and which holds the reputation of being the most ad- vanced of Canadian cities in form of municipal administration, is looking towards the direct commission plan. In Edmonton IB felt certain jealousy that Lethbridge may succeed in in- troducing the direct commission plan before herself, and the Edmonton Dally Capital recently Had this to say editorially, underthe heading: "L-eth- bridge Leads -In Municipal Affairs'-': "The city solicitor, ot Lethbridge is busy with a new charter which, if it finds approval in- tho minds of the legislators, will provide for (he south town tire most advanced form of municipal administration" yet adopted by any'city-in com- mission rule and direct legislation. "While those in Edmonton 'who are proud of the fact that this city hag al ways had the reputation of being the most.'adv'auced of .Canadian cities can not fail to view with a certain jeai Qusy the forwardness of Lethbridgc there will be a heartfelt wish on the part of those who are. seriously striv- ing for an improvement of Edmonton's administrative system that Lethbridge ,wIH succeed in be- fore the legislature and thereby be- fore the country. "Day by day it is becoming more thoroughly recognized that those op- ponents of commission government of municipalities are the same people 10 are opposed to popular govern- ment in all its forms. There is a strange malady of the human mirid, a malady which seems most difficult of eradication, but which leads those afflicted into the wierd belief that they are better endowed with the ne- cessary intelligence to govern the community than are'Vthe great major- ity of the citizens 'wliom they choose to regard as the'common herd: The people suffering from thte malady are the people who onpose the- tenants' franchise and every other extension of the and opposition to the commission government la bas- ed on the belief that the people can- not be trusted to govern themselves. "If Loth bridge manages to get the question so before the 'country that these opponents of popular -govern- ment, can be branded and their basis of opposition made plain it will have done something for all the munici- palities of'Alberta and the whole of the west." Third Avenue We Own or Control several of tke very best located corner properties on this avenue i SEE US BEFORE BUYING Wilson Skeith Opp, Alexandra Hotel C. P. R. AGENTS Phone 1343 OUR POINT OF VIEW Lcthbridgo isn't making as much noiKe :IH some places on the map hut it is getting there. Doubting Tfinmna. es should vinit other towns. A leading Toronto manufacturer says-Lcthhridge is one of the coming four- largest cities in the. west. Ho is a good prophet. According to a morning paper the 'Lethhridge elty council enjoys the dis- tinction, of having the power of die- tilting the prices governing the money markets of.the world. 'Arma'iid Lavergne, -who was calloc In for consultation with Mr. nonlen ivhen he formed his cahinet-ia breath. Ing out anathemas against Great Brit- ain. Tt would be Interesting to know the Inner thoughts of the premier of Canada as ho considers his Nation. allies. .Armani) Lavorfiiic says his erst- while allies, Nanlcl and Pelletier. have promises of Jiidgoshins in their po.cllets as the price of silence on Ihc navy issue. Mr. T.avcrgnc should know his friends. With good men like Aid. .lames Alrti running for rc.clcction the elect- ors should have no diUlcnUy in mak- ing up their minds as to whom the; will support. Mr. Aird has made ai excellent alderman and deserves re election. The hank case at.llaclcod resullcil in a'win for'the defendant, the Jury refusing to hold the former managci responsible'for'the stealings of a dis- honest clerk. From, this distance It looks as .If tho jury took the right view of iho case, although there Is no douht the manager has no claim to a loiter of reference from the bank. BRANTFORD TRUCKS L Ib. Truck, P.O.B. Brantford Ib. Truck, F.O.B. Brantford GuaruQfeed lo (jive aatljfacllon LOCAL DEALER WANTED Our-representative is now in the in touch with him through this paper. Brantford Trucks Lethbridge A Shower of Lang-widge (Pincher Creek Echo) Tlie saffron-hued son of Confucius is pointed out traditionally as a pas' master in ways that are dark ant tricks that are mean, but the follow ing paragraph taken from a Leth bridge despatch appearing in an east- ern paper would seem to indicate that the Chinaman is about to be forced into second place: "The first, prizes in Jill hard wheat classes and the 52500 grand prize were won in the Lethbridge district." old Ananias would scarcely wander as far as that from the truth, and he has always :been held up as the greatest truth-exterminator the 'workl hag ever known. The fact is that the Lethbridge district captured 'few if any awards at the Dry-Farming Congress. The peculiar species of hot air artists in that town who dignify themselves by claiming to be boosters may draw, two-hund'red-mile circles on the map qnd call It Lethbridge district but that does not necessarily make it so. We want to point out that ns far as Pincher Creek is concerned this sort of (thing is keenly resented.. It coat this town over a thousand'dollars to send an exhibit to the Dry-Farmjiu Congress, and we spent that monej because we wanted to advertise the Pincher Creek LeLh bridge. Having won so many'prem iums, ;ind thus made such a splendid showing, to hayc all the honor and attendant advertising deliberately .stolen from us in the aliove manner is just trifle too raw. This kind of controversy goes very against our grain, but'since the outfit's unfair tactics -forced this thing upon us 'we intend 'to publish tho chilling truth'broadcast 'until they abandon their objectionable policy. watch them'squirm! According' to government crop re- ports for the year ini'O, Iwhlch is re- garded as Alberta's dry year, the Pin- cher Crook district Is credited with the highest average yield of' wheat per aero of all the crop districts -In the province. The average yield In tho Lothbridgo district that year was the lowest hut one. The Lethbi'idgfi government crop district is much than that of tills district, 1ml. jual ns great elevator capacifo- and we ship 'ahriually. There are easily fifty head of cattle shipped out of this district for ever} horn shipped from Lethbridgc. There are ten tons of timothy ex ported from he'i'e for every pound which Lfefhbrldge ships out. TVO dislike very much to knock any town or community, but someone .has said the best 'way to fight th-e devil" is with fire. Therefore, every-time Lethbridge deals this dis- trict a blank, we intend to hand them a sit in'the game for quite a wlilio'at that. Every man "in this -community is proud of this district's showing at the Dry-Farming Congress, and we merely want a run for onr. money. And in the end iUwill gay Leth- bridgo It. Joke J M. j Nothing to Go By don'.f think aunty will stay; she didn't, bring her trunk. Look how. long the iaby has stayed, and he didn't bring my library. Indifferent Contolatlon know your "wife didn't like it, because you took me borne un- expectedly to dinner last Why you hadn't been gone two minutes before she re- marked that she was glad it was no else but Stories. After reading about some of these college pranks it's easy to see why hey call the students If a man thought be was in love, it was about as pleasant a dream as he could have, anyway, A very good remedy for anybody's pessimism is being able to pay his hills. There -would hcs loss kicking on wo- men doing a man's work if she would support the man. Knew What It Meant you read. Shakes- peare's 'Love's Labor's but I've taken a pin to the theatre and had her talk to the man on her other side all through the performance." The Road Hog If a motor mee.Ls a motor. Coming round a curve, If the first don't sound his signal, Need the second swerve? Urat the chap that hogs the highway, Neither toots nor turns! Hope he chokes, and that, hereafter, Jn gasoline he burns! Library. Getting at the Truth. Was be rich or poor? She 'wanted to find out before she gave him her Thinking deeply a moment, she said: "I fear we should-not get along well. arc too "extravagant." he repeated. ''On the contrary, J am very economical. Why, 1 have to "Then I" can never'-he- your wife." "Because I am' be fiu-eried. J, she you have to the Dosfion Tran- script. 'l- To Shippers of Grain Before aelllng or shipping your grain cont'ult JOHN BILLINGS CO. Grain Comrnlssion Merchants, Lethbrldgi Special attention given to consignments and prompt returns made after unloading or cars. Advances.on all Bllli of Lidlni If desired. Market prices by wire or 'plume. Office at Messrs. Aaquith Lindsay's Dominion Block, Lothhrldge, .Alto, Phoni P. O.'Box 278. Local Manager I. SALBEBO ;