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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 Tuesday, iVuvttinhcr ,1.9, LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 Published by the. Herald Publishing Co-; Ltd., every lawful evening af. Its office, Sixth Street, Lethbridge, Aloerta, Canada. w. A. BUCHANAN PHONEi Managing Director T. W. QUAYLE Managing .Editor JOHN TORRANCE Builntii .Editorial, Reportorlal And. Ntwi Department 1224 PHONE: Circulation And Job 1252 1 deltx-ered 41.00 G delivered "3-morjths.- delivered, 1 month, delivered...... 35e, DAILY. SUBSCRIPTION 1 year, mtll G months, by mall I month, by wall Addresses changed often as desired, but btth addresses must be riven. THE DAILY.HERALD ROR SALI. AT Cross Drug Booh Store; J. C. Robertson Co.; Jackson A Co.; Alex- andra Hotel; People's Druff store; Kenny Alltn. Co.; R. W. Hamilton. Plncher J. Mitchell; D. McCrea. Bros. Drur Book Company. Fertile, S. BeaL Medicine M. A'ortham. Cranbrook, S. and At chins on. L. Diamond City Drus Co. Vancouver, B, TVide News Company. A Brown, 219-4th Jamleson News Co.. Ittversiila Avenue. Alio on all C.P.R. traini THE WEEKLY' HERALD Published every 'A'ednesday in elrht QFTnore pages, and contains summary of the news of the and district 1 year In advance months In advance 6 months In advance........VSfl. New City Limits an Election Issue WHEX THE NEW city charter which has been promised fa the past two years, is prepared and submitted to .the provincial leg- islature ;by the new city council in will require to include the description of the new city limits. This question was broached by the present council when the 1012. tax rate 'was struck, and at that time the suggestion was made that approxi- eight square miles should be added. By adding iliis area to the present' city limits Lethhridge would be four- teen square miles all sub- divisions would be within the liniits. When the recommendation of the council was made public it met with more or less -criticism..While it would increase the total assessment, at the time time it would pave the way to in the way of.ex- Neglecting Home Talent tensions of local improvements, and many were dubious the pro- posed action would serve the purpose for which it was intended. The Herald believes that this mat- ter sliouki receive the careful con- sideration of the ratepayers before any action is taken, and as it will be tho new. council who will hare to deal witli it, it should be made one of the issues of the present campaign. Now is the time'to find out the voice of the people on the question so that when ihc clauses of-the iiew cliacter re- ferring to the extension of the city limits comes up for discussion in the council, it may be settled according to the wishes of the people as a whole.. Make it an issue of the campaign. It may not be among the important onus, hut it is worth careful consid- eration by every ratepayer. OUR POINT OF VIEW seems 10 be one-of seasonable pastimes. of tile oftineiitioneU imtos "lily be in the nVM but the electors would like tu hear the khul of noirfo they make. Hon. Louis Ooiierre will likely be elected in Hoclieuifcu today and inu tjie electors having been inform- ed about (be naval policy the result will be hulled us 11 vindication of a grant to the Imperial navy. Don't-elect'a mayor ;fbr '1913 wl doesn't'know anything aliouf finance and has haU no business uxpericnc It wonlu prove error. Wooilrow Wil'son's amiotinccmc! that he Is to call an extra session congress to deal with tariff retai- ls a sooil indication that he belong lo that school of statesmen who'ha1 regard for their A certa statosman who promised the wesiei provinces their natural resource should tako notice. VEST POCKET TALKS ON THE NEW CITY CHARTER Reasons for a Change in System MR. C. E. CARTWRIGHT, presi- dent the Vancouver branch of the Canadian Society Civil Engineers, is ventilating a griev- ance which is felt by all the members of his profession in the province o British Columbia. II is that in the tilling of lucrative and important at- iiccs the authorities neglect native t.ileut, and make their selections irom the United States. TWO specific cases arc mentioned, oive, the appoint- ment of Dr. 3. A. of Kansas City as consulting engineer In bridge construction by the Vancouver muni- cipal council; the other, by the Bride government, of -Mr. R. H. Thom- son, formerly city engineer of Seattle. to lay out the roads and trails in Ktrathcona Park, at a salary of (i year. Commenting on these facts the Van- couver Sun asks the following pertin- ent question: "If in law and medicine ive can if we do not surpass our neighbors, why should we nut be (inite on a par with them in other pro- lossions? The truth is we are; and it is our governing bodies alone who manifest any doubt of this, and who, by employing latent from abroad, cast- reflection upon their own people, and their own educational This is rather a hard indictment but nevertheless, it appears reasonable wiieu what IMr. Cartwrlgbt, who we presume is a competent authority says is taken into consideration. It is that there are "engineers in Canada who are as competent as any of those in the United States: engineers who not only have experience, but have the necessary UliicaUonal qualifica- tions and talent for the work they undertake. It has, in fact, been de- monstrated that Canadian engineers are in every way competent to handle the engineering problems of the Do- minion." Other things being equal, which they appear to Ire, it is only right and proper that home talent should not only be encouraged but supported. There can nothing he said against any system which employs men of ability, no matter of what nationality, so long as they have made their homes in Canada, but the practice of going further afield when there is a supply close at hand is, to say the unjusiifia'ble. It is time that by now we should come to see, iis we were intended to see, the fal- lacy of the statement that a prophet is net. without honor save in his own country. Is It Sham or Genuine WKlTIXn in the London. News and Leader, stating the which led to the present war in the Ilalkuns, Sir Edward Pears auras up l.he situation in the following manner: Some forcifiu journals have qualified the common action of the Hslkiui states as quixotic. In ilit sense in whu-h the 'ward is often used it is quixotic. They are fighting for an idea, that. immoly of securing good govern- ment for their tmemancipated brothers in Macedonia. The mbsl notable 'i-nndiiion submitted by Uulgiivia is that each of the Bal- kan states, through its ministers in Constantinople, shall }mvc liic right, with those of the great powers, to Kuperinten'd, the exe- cution of the reforms in -Mace- donia. T venture lo consider it a sound, practical proposal.. Bui whatever the great powors may do, the Ualkan slates can- not forget that. Turkish promises exist in abundance, which have never.boon attempted to be Car- ried out. Of course, the great powers know this, but, in their praiseworthy desire1 to -Urn peace of they wished nt all cost to keci) things qulot. They did not feel the nlioe niiifih, The Halluni states dirt; and, re- mere promises they Insisted on The one mentioned, that their representatives should be jointed to (hose of the great powers to watch that the prom- ises were kept, is reasonable, and would be ettective. It is to lie re- gretted that it was not immed- iately accepted by the great pow- ers as a basis for negotiations. If it had, I believe there would have been no war. However, 'whatever" mischief has caused by the war Is now prac- tically done, ami the "praiseworthy desire" to keep tlio peace has been proved to he abortive. It therefore re- mains to lie seen whether the action of the European powers most interest- ed wUl be such as to conlirm in men's minds thai the importance placed on the preservation of peace is not en- tirely a ahum one. In other words, will they look upon the situation in j tlio light of the ollior fellow. This is the only way to prove lo the world that the sentiments with regard to peace among nations are really hon- est. i it. docs not exactly portend a-high 'mornI (one that, peace IM essential HO long as it. doea not in any way Incon- venience ourselves, and that others should be nuide to pay the anerillce for its "rosei'VRiion, as the outcome of this point of view, then will men thoroughly appreciate the motives which ought, to umlerly Iho towards osiabllBhlng a moat desirable and welcome state of '-.I'.injp. Tho yearns for peace, hut icl It be an honorable one, i AMOKK DIFFICULT PROBLEM can hardly be conceived than that which confronts the rate- payers of a city like Lethbridge, when they are called upon io elect the mayor and half of the' aldermen by whom they are to he governed iiroughout the ensuing year. In theory, the ratepayers are sup- iiosed merely to choose from among themselves the men whom they con- Eider to be best fitted by wis'dom. ex- perience and ability to act as their representatives in managing the af- fairs of the city. But in practice this limitation has long been relegated to :he misty past, and in the selection of :hose who are to rule over us, all man- ner of issues and questions of policy tre brought forth and entangled with .he simple Question cf the wisdom or ability of the different candidates. In actual practice, among the array )f candidates from whom the ;r is asked to select his renresenta- ives. there 'will usually be a keen, evel-headed shrewd business man, 'be ratepayer is sure he. would make good alderman, just the kind of man o introduce business methods into he city's affairs. But, for the very eason that he is a busy business nan, rapt deeply twelve hours a da> r. his own business, he has never had he time, nor the inclination, to study he pros 'and cons of some broad re- orm measure, which the ratepayer is probably rightly si s a good proposition.. He says he Iocs not favor it. Another candidate, in i his, platform, states that he is in .favor of c propositions to .which the ratepayer is unalterably opposed, and some with which the ratepayer is in accord. A third candidate may be-a., man of the ratepayer's own in sym- pathy with the ratepayer's ideas; he advocates principles and measures which the ratepayer believes vital to the best interests of the city. But as a city executive, he is not of the right calibre: he has not had the business training nor the experience in man- agement necessary to make him a good administrator or to enable him to successfully take caro of the de- tails that go to make up the business of the city. What ratepayer, when looking over the aldermanic timber for the year, and trying to decide for which candi- dates to mark has not been' puzzled, almost discouraged from vo Ing at all, by such incongruities a these. If he votes for the first candidate he votes against something which h wants. If he votes against this cai didate he registers a vote agaiast el ficientjand careful administration. If lie votes' for the1 second Candida t he votes for something he favors some things to 'which he is opposed without being able to indicate what i is he favors and what he opposes, r I he votes against the second cand date, he does exactly the same thing If he votes for the third candidate he votes in favor' of measures 'nn principles, in which he believes, bu at the same "time" lie is voting-agains efficient and good government. Hi cannot vote ;for efficient governmen without voting against what he con siders good measures. -is it any wonder (under a system like is -so much dis satisfaction, so much just and unjus fcrtticism, so much inefficient and bad government, so much getting those things which we' don't want and not getting those things which we do want, HO much rancour and hit terness, arid so much "up-in-tbe-air" uesB about all our city business? If some system could be devised, in which, this question Of the persona fitness of the men who are to be the the city's business is so separated -from ituestions of general the men who (ire to. administer the city's business are ratepayers solelj upon their administrative ability ant all general policy dectdec solely .upon their merits or demerits surely this would be bringing order out of chaos and laying the very fotin- dations" of 'efficient govern- ment. This Is precisely what the direct commission plan, embracing the Init- iative, referendum and recall will do. Qthers Very Human' (Toronto News) A furnace is almost human in some respects. It. often goes out at night, and at best It is but dust and ashes. EASTERN EXCURSIONS VIA THREE EXPRESS! TRAINS DAILY Lctlibriflge to Toronto and Kctui 11, Lcthbrids'c to Montreal up dai in de back of Verginny, and I'He'a poor man, sail. I hefiu's dere. is'some pcrvisnns in d-e for-do cnliud man, and I'm hciCj to get gone of em s ih." I Pertinent Aii inebriated.gentleman was going home one evening when he met young man Hated one call out: "Shay tliore you." Thinking the" man was going to help him, lie set down; the. clock and said: "Well, JIo wits nstonished to Iiear the oth- er stammer: "SImy, you, why xlon't yon btiy a ll-M t fill t" To Shippers of Grain I Before selling or shipping your grain consult JOHN BILLINGS CO; :l j 'Graiti" Commission Merchants, Winnipeg and Lethbrldgs I .Special-' attention given to consignments nnd, prompt .returns ilm .o t' u -loading of cars. Advances on all 33111s of fading If1' ileslrcil. Market prices by wlro or 'phone. Ofllco nt Messrs. Astiultk Lindsay's Dominion Block, LcUibrldgo, Altn. Pliona 1714. P. 0. Box 273. Local Manager I. SALBERG ;